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Ukrainian Opposition Headquarters Stormed By Security Forces

Ukrainian Opposition Headquarters Stormed By Security Forces

Commented Dec 9, 2013 at 13:03:30 in World

“Where is all the liberal support for people protesting an oppressive government? Usually you folks are the first to support. I guess when individuals are fighting for individual freedoms and not a collectivist agenda it just isn't as "sexy" an issue.”

darthconservatus on Dec 9, 2013 at 15:35:43

“Many of the lefties still have a soft spot for good old left wing dictatorships”

aleks356 on Dec 9, 2013 at 14:35:47

“Huh? Lots of liberal support for the protestors here and elsewhere online.

If anything, I've read lots of comments from confused conservatives, who apparently think that liberals should be (or are) against the protestors because they demolished a statue of Lenin.

Just more conservative "logic", I suppose.”

crazyface on Dec 9, 2013 at 14:27:15

“i'm all for the western ukrainians. they have gotten the dirty end of the stick from russia for hundreds of years, and yet kiev was where the rus empire began.”

GalacticaBSG on Dec 9, 2013 at 14:15:18

“You see what you want to see.”
Largely White Audience Turns Out To Hear Rand Paul Speak At African-American Outreach Event

Largely White Audience Turns Out To Hear Rand Paul Speak At African-American Outreach Event

Commented Dec 9, 2013 at 12:57:09 in Politics

“"It's a scary world out there and you don't want to leave the Democrat Party, those scary Republicans will give you too much individual freedom and responsibility".”

justlw on Dec 9, 2013 at 13:06:56

“Freedom of transwhatinal ultrasound? Freedom of self-whatportation? Freedom to not marry?”

pakaal on Dec 9, 2013 at 13:06:38

“Rand Paul will never get out from underneath his remarks suggesting it should be legal for businesses to discriminate against people based on skin color. Ever.”

thegill on Dec 9, 2013 at 13:04:29

“It figures another texan without a clue”

Mike Johnson 13 on Dec 9, 2013 at 13:04:01

“ahhahaha now thats about as a retared thing iv ever nheard hahaha ya cant fix stupid hahahahah”
Largely White Audience Turns Out To Hear Rand Paul Speak At African-American Outreach Event

Largely White Audience Turns Out To Hear Rand Paul Speak At African-American Outreach Event

Commented Dec 9, 2013 at 12:54:08 in Politics

“What ir revealing is that HP is treating this like a threat.”

Tahut on Dec 9, 2013 at 13:16:03

“what's more revealing is Texans are treating it like a threat ... like the GOP deciding to treat Mexican-Americans the same way”

joenp3 on Dec 9, 2013 at 12:56:56

“whereas you are completely transparent”

Aldyth on Dec 9, 2013 at 12:56:11

“It doesn't read that way to me.”

Try the truth on Dec 9, 2013 at 12:55:35

“How so SPECIFICALLY?”
Obamacare Signups Surge As 29,000 Enroll For Health Insurance On Sunday And Monday

Obamacare Signups Surge As 29,000 Enroll For Health Insurance On Sunday And Monday

Commented Dec 4, 2013 at 17:44:36 in Politics

“Wait til those 29,000 have their identities stolen, then ask how they like Obamacare”

kirbysguy on Dec 4, 2013 at 20:37:01

“the newest obamacare boogeyman...identity theft (I guess you got tired of death panels...not to mention your disappointment that the website has been improved), PRetty soon, you wont have anything left.”

CynicalDude on Dec 4, 2013 at 17:47:48

“Texanbybirth - Idiotbynature - Ever buy anything online?”
Obamacare Signups Surge As 29,000 Enroll For Health Insurance On Sunday And Monday

Obamacare Signups Surge As 29,000 Enroll For Health Insurance On Sunday And Monday

Commented Dec 4, 2013 at 17:43:04 in Politics

“Despite all the smoke the Left is trying to blow up our collective rear ends, this is nothing more than an unmitigated failure.”

kirbysguy on Dec 4, 2013 at 20:40:23

“oh Texan...it must be so easy to be you.....”

RT316 on Dec 4, 2013 at 17:51:26

“And the impotent flailing continues!”

CL50CHERYL on Dec 4, 2013 at 17:50:22

“Being from Texas, can you tell me if someone has disposed of Ted Cruz? I haven't heard a word from him since his government shutdown failure.”

CynicalDude on Dec 4, 2013 at 17:48:57

“For now, maybe you guys can shut down the government again for no reason?”

taddles on Dec 4, 2013 at 17:45:56

“Hardly, the Medicare part D website took 6 months to get the bugs worked out, this took two.”
Obamacare Signups Surge As 29,000 Enroll For Health Insurance On Sunday And Monday

Obamacare Signups Surge As 29,000 Enroll For Health Insurance On Sunday And Monday

Commented Dec 4, 2013 at 17:38:09 in Politics

“Only 12.5M more to go (the 7M he promised + the 5.6M who lost coverage).”

Bufford P Tusser on Dec 4, 2013 at 17:42:50

“2/3rds of the folks in Colorado who "lost coverage" were reinstated as the insurance industry got it wrong. No doubt that's takinh place in other states as well. Thousands more found to be grandfathered and reinstated.See how easy you are to play? Your heros throw out the first figure and don't respect you enough to tell you the rest of the story.”
Debbie Wasserman Schultz, Reince Priebus Face Off In Obamacare Debate

Debbie Wasserman Schultz, Reince Priebus Face Off In Obamacare Debate

Commented Dec 4, 2013 at 11:10:53 in Politics

“In Cambodia it was known as "re-education".”
Here's Why Obamacare Is Going To Work

Here's Why Obamacare Is Going To Work

Commented Dec 3, 2013 at 22:51:07 in Politics

“It'll cost twice as much as it should.”

Mr Miami cool on Dec 3, 2013 at 22:52:33

“The smoke? well you shouldn't have bought it and stuck it in your ............”
Here's Why Obamacare Is Going To Work

Here's Why Obamacare Is Going To Work

Commented Dec 3, 2013 at 22:48:12 in Politics

“I'm starting to feel like a holiday turkey with all the smoke going in my "rear end'.”

Eileen Lovely on Dec 3, 2013 at 22:49:27

“That would explain a lot about what is coming out the mouth-hole.”

Mr Miami cool on Dec 3, 2013 at 22:49:02

“Aca covers that hurry up and sign up.”
U.S. Test Scores Remain Stagnant While Other Countries See Rapid Rise

U.S. Test Scores Remain Stagnant While Other Countries See Rapid Rise

Commented Dec 3, 2013 at 17:49:54 in Politics

“How do our private, parochial, and charter schools compare?”

sloopyinca on Dec 3, 2013 at 17:57:20

“A whoooooole lot better”

DelKat on Dec 3, 2013 at 17:52:36

“You mean like the Charter schools that funnel money away from the public schools?”

outlandish on Dec 3, 2013 at 17:50:55

“Read the article and stop asking questions about it.
U.S. Test Scores Remain Stagnant While Other Countries See Rapid Rise

U.S. Test Scores Remain Stagnant While Other Countries See Rapid Rise

Commented Dec 3, 2013 at 17:48:28 in Politics

“I can'ts weight to getta public schrool education”

tzaydel on Dec 3, 2013 at 18:10:04

“And the 48th worst state in the union as to academic achievement (drum roll please) TEXAS”
U.S. Test Scores Remain Stagnant While Other Countries See Rapid Rise

U.S. Test Scores Remain Stagnant While Other Countries See Rapid Rise

Commented Dec 3, 2013 at 17:47:26 in Politics

“So how is that public education working out? Compare it to private schools.”

anniee214 on Dec 5, 2013 at 13:22:55

“Private schools demand discipline or the kid is out. Public school teachers spend half their classroom time disciplining children that should have been dealt with at home. Kids actually cuss out teachers and there is nothing the teacher can do for fear of harming the poor kid's psyche. Consequently, no one in the class is learning.”

MarkH79 on Dec 3, 2013 at 18:09:41

“I find your bio text ironic.”

dahlia97 on Dec 3, 2013 at 18:06:14

“Private schools don't solve an education problem...

The private schools that have huge amounts of money will do very well as they do now.

All the other privatized schools won't do any better than the public schools...and some will be poorer and do far worse.

AND
if you're thinking we have a divided society now because of our politics, wait until each little privatized school teaches its own brand of history and social sciences....and then wonder how we became even more polarized.”

Vincent29 on Dec 3, 2013 at 18:05:55

“Ohh Texas, let's all pray for rain and teach creationism is science class haha!”

outlandish on Dec 3, 2013 at 17:50:05

“According to the article, much better overseas in socialist countries than in the US private schools. Can't you read articles?
Cost Of Health Care Law Is Seen As Decreasing

Cost Of Health Care Law Is Seen As Decreasing

Commented Dec 3, 2013 at 10:45:15 in Politics

“Seriously, there have been multiple studies that say otherwise. Not sure what is worse, the administrations lying, or the NYT believing it.”

eds123 on Dec 3, 2013 at 11:40:24

“And of course only those studies that support your opinion are the only valid studies?”

studioh! on Dec 3, 2013 at 11:13:47

“be still, birth.”

Sandy Beaches on Dec 3, 2013 at 10:49:46

“F&F Tex”

Mr Miami cool on Dec 3, 2013 at 10:48:25

“Show us examples of those multiple studies please.”

Thomas River on Dec 3, 2013 at 10:47:49

“Yep. Heritage alone has written dozens of studies under different aliases.”
House Only Working 8 More Days This Year [UPDATE]

House Only Working 8 More Days This Year [UPDATE]

Commented Dec 2, 2013 at 10:40:09 in Politics

“Obamacare proves the government is a failure, why would we want then trying to do more?”

AbeMartin on Dec 2, 2013 at 10:53:47

“It doesn't prove anything of the sort, Texan. Ooops. Did I just call you a "naughty" word?”

lizt on Dec 2, 2013 at 10:44:57

“There's no such thing as "Obamacare". If you are talking about the ACA, it hasn't been fully implemented yet but the portions that have been implemented are working beatifully. In the states that want their citizens to have healthcare, it is working.”

pakaal on Dec 2, 2013 at 10:42:12

“Glad folks are admitting the House GOP is useless to America.”
New Tax Return Shows Karl Rove's Group Spent Even More On Politics Than It Said

New Tax Return Shows Karl Rove's Group Spent Even More On Politics Than It Said

Commented Nov 25, 2013 at 10:46:12 in Politics

“The Left worrying about Rove reminds me of the old joke, "you know when a liberal is lying?........when his lips are moving".”

irma4huff on Nov 25, 2013 at 20:17:33

http://www.politicususa.com/2013/05/29/sides-it-study-finds-republicans-lie-times-democrats.html -- Study Finds Republicans Lie Three Times More Than Democrats -- A new study from the nonpartisan Center For Media Affairs has concluded that since the beginning of President Obama’s second term, Republicans have lied three times more often than Democrats.”

Josh Crawford on Nov 25, 2013 at 17:58:22

“The kind of stupid thing I've come to expect from Texans.......”

kokoyumyum on Nov 25, 2013 at 17:45:51

“It is thier own documents that prove the lies ROVE told. Oh, you meant Rove was a liberal, sorry, we don't want him, take him back.”

mmhhh on Nov 25, 2013 at 16:54:12

“LOL,rove is irrelevant now, however if he cheated to the IRS he should face charges. poor Texans always thinking they carry the truth....we are still waiting for your state to become independent, just imagine the fun of becoming a banana republic instantly!!!”

Terri Skau on Nov 25, 2013 at 15:27:57

“LOL...I thought it was "you know a republican when he's lying? His lips are always moving and giving great head service...:-))”

CaptRuby on Nov 25, 2013 at 14:12:04

“Let me guess your intelligence - you're from Texas????”

ProgressCowboy on Nov 25, 2013 at 13:40:06

“Not much to worry about. He has been pretty ineffective.
He is the one who should worry. People want something in return for their money.
He has failed to deliver.”

Andreas Schiff on Nov 25, 2013 at 12:51:19

“A joke is by definition supposed to be funny.
It is not funny at all that the Liberals are lying.
Do you think it is funny when people are lying?
Or was the joke in this that liberals are not lying?
Are you one of them Liberals?”

colin72 on Nov 25, 2013 at 11:28:55

“Quit embarrassing yourself.”

disgustipated1 on Nov 25, 2013 at 10:56:51

“It is this kind of simpleminded rhetoric that has made Texas the joke that it
is today. Its time to mess with Texas!! Please secede and make an example for other red states that take more tax money in than they themselves generate. Thats what Liberals call dumby welfare.”

DenverBill on Nov 25, 2013 at 10:56:18

“You're confused, it was said about tpubbaggers.”

grandpatimbo on Nov 25, 2013 at 10:52:02

“Sort of reminds me of how you know someone is a "real" Texan - that's when the BS is inside the boots instead of outside.”

lizpiper on Nov 25, 2013 at 10:51:38

“Oh, that's a new one! And it clearly applies only to liberals!”

Suzanne Klump on Nov 25, 2013 at 10:51:11

“no dear, that is an old paradigm. you lose”

srken1 on Nov 25, 2013 at 10:50:50

“That joke would more appropriately be applied to those on the right in recent days.”

gbpLA on Nov 25, 2013 at 10:49:37

“Thank you for providing the proof of the difference between the left and the right. The left lives by facts, history, and logic, while you righties live by jokes.”

0pseud0 on Nov 25, 2013 at 10:49:06

“cheated and lost... can't say I relate to your soreness.”
New Tax Return Shows Karl Rove's Group Spent Even More On Politics Than It Said

New Tax Return Shows Karl Rove's Group Spent Even More On Politics Than It Said

Commented Nov 25, 2013 at 10:44:46 in Politics

“Liberals worried about lying?.............Seriously?”

jokerdanny on Nov 25, 2013 at 11:00:45

“yes seriously; we have a problem with it; we recognize it on both sides; but you can remain a hypocrite, it's your right”

Suzanne Klump on Nov 25, 2013 at 10:52:12

“texan, huh?”
Single-Payer Advocates: It Hurts To Say I Told You So

Single-Payer Advocates: It Hurts To Say I Told You So

Commented Nov 22, 2013 at 10:16:32 in Politics

“Seriously? This government can't handle a two car funeral, how would you expect them to handle healthcare for 300M+ Americans?”

jbarrett174 on Nov 22, 2013 at 11:35:34

“Medicare functions beautifully.”

GreatLakeSailor on Nov 22, 2013 at 10:36:59

“Umm, the same way we do Medicare? (That's suggested in the article).
Medicare works.”

WhatWhat1 on Nov 22, 2013 at 10:35:44

“Hey tbb, was it private enterprise that got us to the moon and back with less technology than we put in a 2010 Toyota Corrola? No dude, it was the government of the United States of America.

Was it a private, "free market" corporation that tracked down bin Laden, trained the specialists, formulated a plan, then executed it without a single casualty and escaped with a treasure trove of intel on al Qaeda? No. It was the U. S. Government.

Do you have any idea why it's so safe to fly in this country? It's called the FAA, not "Corporations will do the right thing when it comes to passenger safety."

Do you even understand the difference between the VA and Medicare and Medicaid?

Bashing the U. S. Government when it's warranted is fine by me, but the knee jerk reactions against all things deemed "big gummint" is at best, nothing more than mindless blather.”

Aaron Putnam on Nov 22, 2013 at 10:31:21

“It's not about handling healthcare, that's the point that everyone seems to miss. It's about handling payment for healthcare. Why does it seem that all republicans think that all of a sudden hospitals will be overtaken by the government. They will still be privately run, or publicly run. It's not about healthcare, it's about how people pay for healthcare. Stop with the awful lies.”

Scuba49 on Nov 22, 2013 at 10:19:19

“The American Government won two World Wars under progressive administrations. You seem to be confused about the American Government.”
Obama's Approval Ratings Hit New Low After Health Care Rollout

Obama's Approval Ratings Hit New Low After Health Care Rollout

Commented Nov 19, 2013 at 12:54:21 in Politics

“The real problem for Dem's is trust; clearly you can't trust Obama or his supporters in Congress who knew he wasn't telling the truth.”
Senate Democrats Eye Filibuster Reform As GOP Blocks Another Obama Nominee

Senate Democrats Eye Filibuster Reform As GOP Blocks Another Obama Nominee

Commented Nov 19, 2013 at 10:13:04 in Politics

“As a conservative I hope so. With 30 states now being firmly right of center it is only a matter of time before the Senate is firmly in GOP hands, therefore being able to stop any nominee that is put up by a Dem president and easily passing with a GOP president.”

kirbysguy on Nov 19, 2013 at 11:22:14

“Yep, that would be a result, if, indeed, the Senate and presidency changed parties.

But, I would expect that the GOP would filibuster any nominees to the US Court of Appeals from a Republican president as well. After all, this is about "court packing", right? And NOT about the GOP wanting to stop the constitutional role of the presidency, because the President is a Dem?

So, my question to you is whether or not you would think the GOP shoudl be against nominating to the court to fill any vacancies beyond the number of justices currently on that court. Would you? I have to believe you would be. Otherwise, you might be demonstrating that you are merely a partisan hack, and, wow, you certainly wouldnt want to demonstrate that, now would you?

So...against a GOP president "court packing"? And you would hope that the GOP would be consistent and filibuster a GOP president's nominees, regardless of who they are? We will just assume it is yes. Welcome to democracy, comrade.”

sillylittleme on Nov 19, 2013 at 10:16:23

“You really need to look at the nation's demographics going forward. The Green party has a better chance than the Rs...”

HJLester on Nov 19, 2013 at 10:15:36

“You can dream, but even Texas is going blue, bubba.”

eAmondale on Nov 19, 2013 at 10:14:38

“You forgot the diabolical laughter that usually accompanies such lofty predictions. I'm sure you also thought Obamacare was unconstitutional and that Romney would win.”
House Republicans Voting On 'Keep Your Plan' Bill

House Republicans Voting On 'Keep Your Plan' Bill

Commented Nov 15, 2013 at 11:42:50 in Politics

“The only people who remotely like this law are those who "think" they are getting something for free.

Of course that reflects most Democrats.”

timalways on Nov 15, 2013 at 11:47:37

“Red states are the biggest users, and the GOP House are the biggest takers.”
White House Unveils Obamacare Fix For Canceled Health Plans

White House Unveils Obamacare Fix For Canceled Health Plans

Commented Nov 14, 2013 at 16:16:16 in Politics

“The incredible shrinking president; he'll be lucky to have approval ratings above 30% by year end.”

rmg21943 on Nov 14, 2013 at 17:06:44

“by years end the approval ratings will be over 50%. what is the republican
congress' rating, huh?”

JHberger on Nov 14, 2013 at 16:21:19

“At this rate, he'll be lucky to be above 30% by the end of the day.”
Obama Announces Fix For Canceled Health Plans

Obama Announces Fix For Canceled Health Plans

Commented Nov 14, 2013 at 11:30:01 in Politics

“Admit it, Ted Cruz was right!”

Mike the Merry on Nov 14, 2013 at 11:34:33

“Yes he was, but brain dead progressives keep the spin going”

almostlyniceguy on Nov 14, 2013 at 11:32:15

“Ted Cruz could be a broken clock and he still wouldn't be right twice a day.”

Trample on Nov 14, 2013 at 11:31:55

“About what? Ted Cruz, nor the Republicants, are helping. Their only goal is to de-fund or dismantle.”
Megyn Kelly Erupts At Ezekiel Emanuel Over Obamacare (VIDEO)

Megyn Kelly Erupts At Ezekiel Emanuel Over Obamacare (VIDEO)

Commented Nov 14, 2013 at 10:59:41 in Media

“More had it before Ocare.”

JuniorBug on Nov 14, 2013 at 11:22:21

“Are you even aware that "Ocare" ends discrimination against those with pre-existing conditions and rescission? Website glitches and turbulent transitions from substandard plans are temporary; those structural fixes are *forever* (unless of course the GOP gets its way).”

standup11 on Nov 14, 2013 at 11:13:50

“That is simply not true Texan. Facts say otherwise,”

tholin on Nov 14, 2013 at 11:09:51

“Not so much, considering the early date and the number of lower income folks who qualified for the Medicaid expansion. If Republican legislatures hadn't stuck it to their lower income residents by refusing the Medicaid expansion, millions more would now have coverage.

But then again, those votes can be marginalized, right?”

Is The Coffee Ready on Nov 14, 2013 at 11:09:12

“ummm, no.”

Just a passerby on Nov 14, 2013 at 11:08:02

“Um, no. Those are insurance plans in name only.

And by the way? The only one you're embarrassing here is yourself. If you actually had enough nous to be embarrassed, that is.”

Johnnie James on Nov 14, 2013 at 11:06:42

“Really? Can you provide stats?”

AdlaiStevenson on Nov 14, 2013 at 11:04:32

“And the Republican plan to cover millions more with better plans that cover preexisting conditions and prevent people from going broke for health care costs is what?”

YankeeCanuck on Nov 14, 2013 at 11:04:24

“NOt true. Uninsured have signed up. FOrmerly ineligible have signed up. Despite all the obstruction and fear mongering by the media and the GOPT.”

formerdweeb on Nov 14, 2013 at 11:04:03

“Stats? Links? Sources?”

HiroHyoto on Nov 14, 2013 at 11:03:30

“You could hardly call the plans these people are losing as "health care"... more like wealth distribution from citizens to insurance companies under the PRETENSE that they were getting health insurance... only to be sold snake oil plans. You just want to be right about your hatred of Obamacare - not accurate.”
John Boehner: House GOP Still Figuring Out 'How We're Going To Move Ahead' On Immigration

John Boehner: House GOP Still Figuring Out 'How We're Going To Move Ahead' On Immigration

Commented Nov 13, 2013 at 15:40:10 in Politics

“How many picked Medicaid?”

tiredoldsteelworker on Nov 13, 2013 at 15:41:54

“Article didn't say, it was more of a news flash. A collective groan was heard all around DC. What a hoot!”
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