“Do you think maybe that is due to the fact that designers are seeing that while the exposure may be great, the end results aren't probably what they used to be in terms of being 'discovered' on Project Runway. Sometimes I think their quest for drama throughout the season cheapens the show in ways. Some really good designers might decide to stay away from the whole affair.”
Trishann on Apr 10, 2013 at 11:53:01
“You're right. Winning Project Runway doesn't have the reputation it used to have. If I were a good designer, I'd have to really think about going on the show the way things are right now. The flip side is that since they have true designers on the show, they might act as mentors to the ones they know are truly deserving.”
“That's a pretty major thing to edit out - especially since I'm sure the editing is done after the show is completely shot. In that it was a do or die moment of her - if Tim had said something, it would be the exact kind of drama that they love to play and replay a million times. I'm guessing Tim overlooked the fatal error as well.”
“You've been duped into believing that's how you negotiate. It is the only way Obama has tried, so you think it's the way.
You don't come to the table and say here it is, take it or leave it. You come to the table with ALL the deductions and say, take your pick, at least this many have to go away, we'll negotiate and come up with a plan that makes the Dems and the Repubs happy. THAT is how you negotiate.
Yes, I know - Obama says elections have consequences. He won so we all do it his way or the highway. Well, that is not the way it works in real life....only in his mind, which by the way, hasn't worked out very well for him and ultimately for us.
Please go back and learn how real negotiation works before you decide which candidate has a better chance at getting Congress to move.”
SueEll on Oct 16, 2012 at 16:06:42
“AND. Nobody in their right mind eould vote for a candidate for President of the United States who tells us, "Trust me. I'll give you the details of my plan AFTER I'm elected." Get real.”
SueEll on Oct 16, 2012 at 16:01:23
“Wait. Why can't he tell us which loopholes he'd like to close? How would that stop him from negotiating later? From finding a middle ground later? Unless he has no intention of doing so.”
“I know it's hard to understand since Obama hasn't created any jobs, but the 16% could well come from the jobs created by a rebounding economy. When people are allowed to keep more of their money, they tend to put it back into the economy via jobs and spending. The creative juices start flowing and people create businesses and invent items for manufacture. It's what has made America great for so many years. I'm not saying Mitt is right on everything he is proposing, but on this issue he is.
Since when does the American people WANT their taxes to go up? Obama talks about raising taxes and it will be on EVERYONE - just listen closely to what he says - but when he talks about raising taxes, you all swoon like he is given you something for free! Raising taxes used to be what every politician stayed away from, now Obama runs toward the mantra of raising taxes?
It is very realist to believe that 16% of income could come from an expended base of tax payers. I just don't understand why Obama wants to continue to shrink the tax paying base? Eventually, who is going to pay for everyone getting the 'free stuff'?
My son makes good money, but has seen what some of his neighbors get by staying at home on unemployment. He wonders why he works. We are looking at having a nation full of non-working, non productive people. WHY would you want this?”
holycowbatman on Oct 16, 2012 at 17:59:01
“You hold one MAJOR flaw in your theory. Corporate taxes are at a record low, income taxes are at a record low, states all are raising sales and income taxes because they are all in debt. So everyone who has or gets a new job will be paying higher taxes at home and in sales while the federal government revenues hold steady or get cut. The formula just cannot hold up. We simply need to keep in mind that never in the past has a war occurred where the public was not asked to pay a higher rate of tax to help pay for it. Bush did this with two wars. And now Romney wants to give more tax cuts? It is just mathematically not possible. Finally, let's make believe that the difference could be made up from new jobs Romney might create. All of that depends on his programs/strategies working, getting bipartisan agreement to pass ALL of the bills he proposes (if one piece of puzzle falls, they all fall), and assumes that there will not be a recession, new war, or other factor that isn't reflected by the math. The math has to work on its own first before you can say, well, anything can happen to derail that. Without the math, everything that happens will knock the numbers off.”
TRexHole on Oct 16, 2012 at 16:43:59
“Do you really believe that load of nonsense...or are you just LYING?”
docmon7 on Oct 16, 2012 at 16:21:39
“Rehj, there has never been a repuilbican tax cut that has paid for itself.”
traceymarie on Oct 16, 2012 at 15:54:07
“you baggers just lie, can't have a discussion with liars.”
D Kennedy on Oct 16, 2012 at 15:53:45
“Of course! The added money going to "Job Creators" will lower the unemployment level to minus 10% and then we will have income!
Unfortunately that's not even logical - if everyone in the entire labor force had a job it would still not make up the difference.
And unemployment comes from paying in to the system - It also only applies if you have worked a job that you can prove you were wrongfully fired from... and no.. that's not easy to do. Also since someone has to work just to get unemployment - and also for a period of time equal to that unemployment (although yes, during the stimulus there were extensions.. don't get distracted) then it's rather impossible to claim that these individuals are lazy non-work ethic people.”
“Oh we do, we just have no concept of lack of personal responsibility which Obama exhibits daily. If he would just once stand up and take responsibility for ANY action - even something as small as the reason the grass isn't as green as possible on the WH lawn, I might have at least a shred of respect for the man.
I wouldn't doubt in the least if he came out and said Bain is at fault for his own lack of self control in smoking. Really, I wouldn't be surprised at all.”
“I don't advocate drinking, but a holding company that I own stock it invests in liquor distributors. In a global economy it's hard to keep all things separate and simple.
Actually, I can't imagine that there are not enough things about Romney that Obama must go full circle and bring the wagons back to Bain. THIS AGAIN? No one cared the first time the media went after him on it, and they don't care now.
It's all about the money with Romney isn't it? Well, what a stupid question. Money makes the world go round. It's all about money to EVERYONE, including Obama. Why do you think he is trying to take MONEY away from the rich and give it to the poor? It's all about MONEY. So yes, the answer to your question is YES. Geeze.”
“Ok He proposes to cut the base tax rate and eliminate tax loopholes for the rich and middle incomes. I've already lost all my deductions. I haven't been able to file the long-form for the last 2 years.
He proposes to cut my taxes even more and then by not allowing Obamacare to go forward at least my taxes won't go up because of that bill. Small business owners will be more inclined to start hiring. With Obamacare gone and lower taxes, more jobs will be created, meaning more people paying taxes - thus you increase the base and increase gov revenue.
I don't like that Romney doesn't say much about cutting spending other than to stop funding things that should have been stopped years ago. I wish he were more committed to decreasing the size of government. That concerns me, but Obama wants to GROW the government.
The rich will pay a slightly higher amount of taxes even if their rate is not higher due to closing loopholes and the middle income's taxpayer base will broaden. Those two things alone will force the economy to start growing. If people have income they spend it. It's the nature of the beast.
You can't negotiate like Obama claims to - his way or the highway. Romney is saying ALL the tax loopholes are on the table. Let's sit down and do away with some that Repubs like and some that Dems like. THAT'S negotiation. He wants to NEGOTIATE with Congress.”
auntielib on Oct 19, 2012 at 12:14:07
“You are very misinformed and to debunk all of the RW lies you combine in one comment would require too much time and patience.”
“Are you seriously telling me you are more concerned about our National Parks than people finding jobs and the economy recovering so that we just MIGHT have a chance to recover from this huge deficit that Obama keeps racking up? You remember the deficit don't you? You know, the one that Obama promised to cut in half within his first 2 years? You know the one - the deficit that he has more than doubled in 4 years, rather than cut in half in 2.
I'm not sure about you - but I think his math is a bit fuzzy. He seems to not know the difference in adding and subtracting. Pretty fundamental stuff, yet you are concerned about parks????”
You think children ask to do all the things a parent should or would want them to learn?
And I hardly think she awoke with the epiphany that she wanted them to learn to shoot. However, I do think these comments might have arisen from conversation between the interviewer and interviewee.
I'm certainly no supporter of Bachmann, and I do tend to think she is a bit deranged....but smacking her on this kind of stuff makes you look petty and immature. There is plenty of real concerns about Bachmann, you don't need blow things out of proportion or take things out of context to oppose her.”
“Allowing what to happen? Why do we allow them to continue to have children to feed when they cannot possibly feed themselves? Why do we send money to their corrupt government officials when none of it helps those it was sent to help? Can you say Corruption?
“You're exactly right. The more America meddles in their affairs, the worse it will be for them. Their government is too busy pandering to the corrupt ways of American politics to give a crap about their citizens. Possibly without the influence of corruption, they might start taking care of their citizens, educate them and rehabilitate their country. Doubt it, but doling out money, supplies and food isn't going to help them either.....you only end up creating a society that sits around waiting for a hand out while pro-creating more mouths to feed. It's a never ending vicious circle.”
“I'd very much like to know where you got your 80% figure.
The deregulation was not the mantra of the GOP, it was the mantra of the Dems, hence the loans made to people who couldn't possibly make the payments. Most of them didn't even have incomes, with no way to make payments, yet you seem to think that they are the ones still in their homes making the payments with no job? They are making the payment with unemployment benefits? I think you need to re-think that argument of yours.
They are both to blame...neither party has anything new as a solution...and if anything Obama is an extension of Bush. He has adopted and continued almost every policy that Bush had in place. So exactly who is giving us more of the same that caused the problems????? The Republicans were not in control for most of his Presidency...and yeah 2 wars wasn't enough for the liberals who wanted all the troops to come home....we are now in 4 wars!!! More of the same plus some!”
oafishcad on Jun 14, 2011 at 21:32:38
“I read the 80% figure, but it was a while ago and I don't recall where. But the corporate media I'm sure would love to just blame Barney Frank, when it was deregulation and allowing derivatives, and banks stumbling over themselves to loan money to then sell those loans. Deregulation absolutely was a consertvative mantra, including conservative and moderate Democrats. Did you watch the debates? They all touted deregulation, every one of them. I agree that much of Obama is a continuation, but part of the reason is the GOP (and conservative Dems) refusal to allow a new direction. Before he was elected, I thought Obama too moderate, as in too close to conservative, and I was right, but liberal solutions are never heard. If you prefer I'll just call it conservative and liberal. Conservative is more of the same which is a proven failure, and liberal is the voice never heard and solutions never tried, at least not as they should be. There always is a caving to the conservatives so that liberal solutions are watered down to the point of irrelevancy. The point is, the election of any of the Republican candidates, except Ron Paul, would just get us further in the hole, since they espouse the same solutions that caused the problems.”
“Please do some research before you want to lay the blame at the Republican's feet. It was BOTH parties that created this mess. Barney Frank and Chris Dodd insisted that Freddie and Fannie get out housing loans that people could not possibly pay back. Bush and the Republican Congress should have stopped them dead in their tracks, but they didn't. As much as I am NOT a fan of Bush, he did at least try to warn Congress of the repercussions of these loans that the Democrats insisted be made available. The Democrats actually threatened legal action if the loans were not made to people who couldn't afford them.
Stop, stop, stop saying it was all the Republicans who created this mess. It was not. Do your homework - stop listening and regurgitating what you hear on MSNBC. DO YOUR RESEARCH!
If any party is continuing and repeating the same behavior and expecting new results its the Democrats. The stimulus continued to dole out money to those who didn't need it or placed such restrictions on it that it was not helpful in spurring the economy. This is EXACTLY the same behavior of Dodd and Barney Frank. Give money to those that cannot pay it back - what help is that to the economy? And you think the Republicans are solely to blame and keep doing the same things over and over? DO YOUR RESEARCH! The Dems are just as bad as the Republicans.”
oafishcad on Jun 14, 2011 at 17:23:25
“80% of the foreclosed loans were not to those poor folks, so the economy would have crashed anyway. The "deregulation" mantra of the GOP, bought by many Democrats, caused the crash, when we got rid of regulations on financial institutions put in place after the depression. But it's also tax cuts for the wealthy and free trade agreements that caused the perfect storm to outsource our manufacturing base. And all I heard in the debate was deregulation, tax cuts and free trade. No solutions, just more of what caused the problems.”
“GREAT! Now just who do you think is going to put all these people back to work? Those on Medicare? I just don't get the liberal way of thinking - honestly. You want the government to take care of everyone - so eventually you have a level playing field where there are no rich (because you want to tax them into poverty) and then who is going to pay - where is the government going to get the money to continue to dole it out to the public?
I'm not saying there isn't a huge disparagy between the rich and the poor....that's what regulations will get you. Do you not realize that the politicians are getting their pockets lined by the lobbyist who want the regulations worded in such a way that the rich get richer and the poor get poorer? That is NOT a free economy. Get rid of the regulations, get rid of the lobbyist (remember how Obama wasn't going to let them in his White House - he lied), and the economy will take care of itself. The politicians are regulating the economy to death.”
“You know, I don't know why GOP candidates cling to those ideals. I'm very conservative but I still think a woman should be FREE to chose and I still think anyone should be FREE to chose who they love and live with in marriage. I really like Ron Paul and his freedom ideas, but then he wants to amend the Constitution to conform to HIS view of FREEDOM? I just don't get it.
Freedom is freedom, and some of these GOP candidates need to decide just how free and regulation free they want the government.”
BBackSoon on Jun 14, 2011 at 17:22:35
“I was raised conservative, and I still believe in most of the principles, but the modern GOP offers nothing for me. These guys would kick Nixon out for being way too moderate.”
“What amazes me even more is that there are people who worship the ground Obama walks on and are willing to ignore everything he has said or done. Simply Amazing isn't it?”
hp blogger Andy Ostroy on Jun 13, 2011 at 16:33:07
“And what, oh great Republican friend, has Obama "said/done" exactly?”
dancingstu on Jun 13, 2011 at 16:27:34
“Who does that? I voted for President Obama, but I have been very vocal in criticizing him for continuing the so-called "War on Terror." Who do you know that gives President Obama a free pass on everything he has said or done. By the way, what does the President of the United States have to do with this reality TV star?”
“I suspect that this is one of those cases where you are for the guy and his indiscretions seem meaningless to you unless you are the one negatively impacted by them.
Such as Republicans being against abortion until an event impacts their lives to the point where it suddenly is a viable option.
Such as being against the death penalty until it is your family member who was gruesomely murdered by someone whom you suddenly want to get the death penalty.
And unless you are Andrew Breitbart - whom Weiner with the help of the liberal media accused of hacking his account and sending off these pictures that we, the stupid public (in Weiner's eyes), were supposedly not of him.
I could care less what this man does with his crotch, his wife, or a multitude of other women.
However, where he made his unforgivable mistake was lying and trying to destroy Breitbart. Put YOURSELF in Breitbart's shoes - if Weiner tried to blame YOU for his indiscretions would you be so quick to forgive and forget? Weiner is as terrible a lier as he is debater. The Dems think he is their attack dog, but we all watch him for the entertainment factor, he's a pretty good comedian. His real mistake was treating the public like we are stupid and he is so smart that obviously we will believe anything he says, no matter how utterly ridiculous it sounds.
I'm sick and tired of politicians thinking I am stupid.”
PitBull6 on Jun 9, 2011 at 12:39:16
“fair and articulate. I'm not a fan of the politics of Alec Baldwin, David Shuster or Weiner but in the past I have found myself defending themselves by people whom I saw unfairly attacking or being very holier than thou (ie Morely Safer and Baldwin) But like you, they lose me once they lie to my face like Clinton and Weiner and Edwards and whatever Republicans have. But I guess we're to blame for accepting their other twisting of words and deceptions and we keep voting them in just because of the letter after their name.”
“This is what I would say to the liberals: Repeal Obamacare and THEN we'll raise the debt ceiling. Where was the Dems when the GOP was spending out of control? I don't remember hearing any Dem out there raising cane over it - I remember they were lining up and taking lessons - of which we saw the result of those lessons learned in the last 3 years.
Get real - this is NOT a part problem. This is a Political Elitist problem. They are out of touch with reality. There is not real difference between the parties. They all need to GO!”
jdcrump on Jun 6, 2011 at 14:06:27
“You believe we should not honor our promises and commitments unless you get to extort a political bonus out of the deal by repealing Romneycare? You sound Republican to me. You know - that word in the dictionary between reptile and repugnant.”
“Where do you get all this hate stuff? I don't recall anyone saying they 'hate' Obama. I think you are mixing up the fact that they hate his political agenda and not him personally.
He seems like a nice guy. He is handsome and can read a speech with absolute charisma. He can't lead worth a tinkers damn though. He seems to be ADD to me. He says he is going to work on the economy and jobs. Then next I know he is jetting off to the UK. He gets back to bad economic numbers and falling poll numbers and he is going to get right on the economy and jobs. Then next I know he is jetting off to Ireland - and suddenly he isn't black anymore, he is Irish! Huh?
The problem is all this African American, Asian American, Indian American stuff. We are ALL Americans...some of us just happen to be of African descent, or Asian descent, or Indian descent, etc....We are dividing ourselves when we try to categorize people by their race.
We The People - the Americans (of all races) need to take back our country from ALL the politicians - Obama included (he is just an extension of Bush). Stop trying to make this about race or political party. This is an elitist issue - the politicians have lost touch with reality and are only interested in their well being, not We The People.”
jdcrump on Jun 6, 2011 at 13:39:17
“Sounds like a personal problem. Gotta be black v. white for you, huh? Can't look into his ggrandfather's Irish heritage without a comment like 'suddenly he isn't black anymore'? I think the problem isn't the problem; the problem is your attitude about the problem.”