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Obama Faces Challenge In Linking Debt Reduction To Job Creation

Obama Faces Challenge In Linking Debt Reduction To Job Creation

Commented Jul 10, 2011 at 09:21:37 in Politics

“The crying part sounds more like Southern Belle Boehner”
Obama Faces Challenge In Linking Debt Reduction To Job Creation

Obama Faces Challenge In Linking Debt Reduction To Job Creation

Commented Jul 10, 2011 at 09:19:31 in Politics

“Corporate profits are SOARING. They must be terrified. Let us know when you land back on earth, we'll throw you a party.”
Obama Faces Challenge In Linking Debt Reduction To Job Creation

Obama Faces Challenge In Linking Debt Reduction To Job Creation

Commented Jul 10, 2011 at 09:16:36 in Politics

“What socialist agenda is that? He has governed like a mid-90's republican. He cut taxes on the rich and is on the verge of gutting every program that the poor depend upon. He sounds like YOUR kind of guy.”
Obama Faces Challenge In Linking Debt Reduction To Job Creation

Obama Faces Challenge In Linking Debt Reduction To Job Creation

Commented Jul 10, 2011 at 09:13:49 in Politics

“Underpayed and Overcharged - that is the source of all our woes. The blood, sweat and tears of the poor and middle class have built this nation, but now we are Underpayed and Overcharged. We sow the seeds and thresh the fields, but alas the harvest will be collected by our corporate masters.”
Obama Faces Challenge In Linking Debt Reduction To Job Creation

Obama Faces Challenge In Linking Debt Reduction To Job Creation

Commented Jul 10, 2011 at 09:09:34 in Politics

“To the extent that Obama has governed as a conservative republican, yes that is a huge mistake.”
Obama Faces Challenge In Linking Debt Reduction To Job Creation

Obama Faces Challenge In Linking Debt Reduction To Job Creation

Commented Jul 10, 2011 at 09:08:58 in Politics

“The poor pay plenty of taxes. When repubs say 50% of the workforce "don't pay taxes" they are lying. If you're in favor of a flat tax in this country, congratulations...we already have one. The rich, poor, and middle class all pay about the same total percentage in taxes, albeit the types of taxes differ from group to group. Poor people carry this nation.”
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Eric Cantor Hit By Democrats For Potentially Profiting From U.S. Default

Commented Jul 9, 2011 at 04:42:13 in Politics

“Not surprising at all. Why wouldn't these crooks use the debt ceiling situation as a way to turn a quick profit. It fits their M.O. perfectly.”
Cash-Seeking Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee Wants Some Of That Sweet, Sweet Koch

Cash-Seeking Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee Wants Some Of That Sweet, Sweet Koch

Commented Jul 9, 2011 at 04:36:59 in Politics

“How dare they. This clearly wasn't a "staff error" and I hate agreeing with the Koch people on this, but they're right. What a pathetic and cynical attempt on the part of the DSCC, they should be ashamed of themselves.”

Rogo99 on Jul 9, 2011 at 09:23:34

“Many large corporations give to both sides. Not usually equally, but just to CYA..”

leftcoastindy on Jul 9, 2011 at 08:13:23

“If all there is to it is the letters, than it was VERY obviously an error. If you know something different, feel free to explain.”
UT Rejects Rick Perry's Plan To Treat Students As 'Customers' In New Proposal

UT Rejects Rick Perry's Plan To Treat Students As 'Customers' In New Proposal

Commented Jul 7, 2011 at 09:49:59 in College

“Maybe the Koch brothers can pay Texas colleges for final say in hiring teachers just like they did in Texas. Then they can get the Republican Dream Education taught by supply-siders and creationists.”
Treasury Officials Weighing Options To Avoid Default

Treasury Officials Weighing Options To Avoid Default

Commented Jul 7, 2011 at 09:02:40 in Business

“Ayn Rand was on medicare because she got cancer from smoking her whole life, after saying that she doesn't need the government to tell her what is good or bad for her body. Rand is a cold-hearted joke.”

shankapotomus on Jul 7, 2011 at 12:57:57

“That knew what was coming 50 years ago, like her or not she was right in Atlas Shrugged just look at the government begging the private sector today.”

Carol Gebert on Jul 7, 2011 at 09:08:41

“And did the government give her the option of opting out of medicare? No. They forced her to pay into it. Ergo, it was her money.”
Social Security Cuts Offered By Obama In Debt Negotiations

Social Security Cuts Offered By Obama In Debt Negotiations

Commented Jul 7, 2011 at 07:44:40 in Politics

“Democrats of 2011 behave like republicans from the 1990s.

Republicans of 2011 behave like democrats from the 1860s.

Tell me where the sanity is...?”
Stewart Exposes Fox News' Irrational Fear Of 'Ground Zero Mosque' Imam (VIDEO)

Stewart Exposes Fox News' Irrational Fear Of 'Ground Zero Mosque' Imam (VIDEO)

Commented Sep 14, 2010 at 15:49:58 in Comedy

“But not violence. That is what separates us from them. And if you try to compare the handful of attacks spawned from other religions to the thousands upon thousands conducted by Islam...then you are truly lost my friend.”

Sepulchre on Sep 14, 2010 at 16:24:50

“Where have you been we have supported terrorists we are doing it right now in Afghanistan and it is biting us in the butt. We have actively over thrown governments in the Middle East and supported brutal dictators. Really??? We don't use violence? You really do live in a separate reality.”

tj101 on Sep 14, 2010 at 16:03:25

“Home schooled?

Dream on.....extremism exists in ALL religions. It is evident you are clueless about the world and it's history.

Just ask Dr. Tillers' family.

It's a good things i don't associate all christians with their extremist groups and persons....Only the truly ignorant would conflate the two.

Christian extremists, like Eric Rudolph or David McMenemy or Timothy McVeigh or Terry Nichols or Joseph Paul Franklin or John Salvi or James Kopp or Buford Furrow or Paul Hill or Mark Uhl or Chad Castagana or Jim Adkisson or Scott Roeder or James von Brunn, Huaree or the many more like them.

Thanks elabong for the list.”

KillgoreTrout43 on Sep 14, 2010 at 15:59:16

“By Islam? Or by a small sect of religious extremists that make up the ranks of al Qaida and the Taliban???”

Drash on Sep 14, 2010 at 15:52:24

“I think the one who is lost is you.”
Stewart Exposes Fox News' Irrational Fear Of 'Ground Zero Mosque' Imam (VIDEO)

Stewart Exposes Fox News' Irrational Fear Of 'Ground Zero Mosque' Imam (VIDEO)

Commented Sep 14, 2010 at 15:46:36 in Comedy

“Yes Iraq was BS, but so is the spread of Islam. Look at Europe. Yes, those who forget history are doomed to repeat it. It's good to see France took some lessons from WWII and is finally starting to defend its culture.”

KillgoreTrout43 on Sep 14, 2010 at 16:00:42

“Muslims have been living in Europe for centuries.”

Drash on Sep 14, 2010 at 15:51:16

“So the spread of Islam is BS, but Christian missionaries in Africa and Asia are okay?”

Sepulchre on Sep 14, 2010 at 15:50:03

“Yeah I am pretty sure the rest of the world thought that same about Christianity. Which by the way forcefully converted many many countries. France is defending it's secular government. I wish would do a lot more of that here.”

TheBear on Sep 14, 2010 at 15:49:31

“so we ar at war with all of Islam essentially?”
Stewart Exposes Fox News' Irrational Fear Of 'Ground Zero Mosque' Imam (VIDEO)

Stewart Exposes Fox News' Irrational Fear Of 'Ground Zero Mosque' Imam (VIDEO)

Commented Sep 14, 2010 at 15:34:00 in Comedy

“We'll see if you sing the same tune the next time a republican does it to try to get elected. Suddenly it will become "fear-mongering."”

tj101 on Sep 14, 2010 at 16:04:50

“Ooooooooh, "We'll see"....

Ha! More fe@r mongering”

Sepulchre on Sep 14, 2010 at 15:36:41

“Oh like selliing us on Invading Iraq? When they had nothing to do with 9/11? Or calling anyone who questioned Bush's little war a terrorist? You mean that kind of fear mongering?”
French Senate Passes Full Islamic Veils Ban

French Senate Passes Full Islamic Veils Ban

Commented Sep 14, 2010 at 15:27:37 in World

“Now France needs to ban the millions of illegal Islamic immigrants. The might actually help curb some of the violence, thus improving the status of more westernized muslims who immigrated legally.”

seehowtheyrun on Sep 14, 2010 at 15:31:26

“Ignorance is not your friend.

Islam is the second most widely practiced religion in France by number of worshippers, with an estimated total of 6 to 10 percent of the national population. The presence of Muslims in France is attested as soon as the 8th century when the Moors conquered Spain and pushed northward”
Stewart Exposes Fox News' Irrational Fear Of 'Ground Zero Mosque' Imam (VIDEO)

Stewart Exposes Fox News' Irrational Fear Of 'Ground Zero Mosque' Imam (VIDEO)

Commented Sep 14, 2010 at 15:22:38 in Comedy

“Stewart disproves his own point. I agree that republican politicians have used veiled threats in the past, but that does not negate or excuse the Imam for using veiled threats. Stewart is admitting, essentially, that Imam Rauf used the same fear tactics as the people he lambastes nightly on his show. I like Jon Stewart a lot, but he's wrong on this.
A lot of the people protesting are just exercising their freedom of speech and expressing their disapproval of the Imam's choices. And a lot of folks on here would love to shut us up.”

Jonah Bettio on Sep 14, 2010 at 16:03:35

“Do you understand the difference between a threat and an observation?

And do you realize that security analysts are saying that same thing as Feisal on this?

Are they making threats too?”

GUSTOV on Sep 14, 2010 at 15:52:54

“he's intentionally revealing through truth by showing these clips
under the guise of humoring liberals”

ChiBloger on Sep 14, 2010 at 15:47:31

“In the same way that Republican intelligence is a (gulp) veiled threat!?!”

DBtv on Sep 14, 2010 at 15:38:13

“The anti-Americans protesting the religious rights of the Imam are the enemies of Real America.

There were no veiled threats, that is more typical republick willful ignorance.”

LeftLeanWing on Sep 14, 2010 at 15:36:03

“But the Imam did NOT use any veiled threats...... FoxNews just wanted to portray him that way..
He essentially said the same thing the Gen. David Petraeus said....

The Imam is a SUFI..... not Sunni like al Qa'eda or Shi'ite like Iran.
Sufis have been targets of terrorist attacks themselves.”

Sepulchre on Sep 14, 2010 at 15:26:30

“So stating a fact about the nature and stated of the world currently, is a veiled threat? What reality do you live in? Because it isn't this one.”

gwinegarden on Sep 14, 2010 at 15:25:20

“So, if I say to you "if you stand too close to that gas leak with a lit match, you will cause an explosion" you would consider it a threat?”
French Senate Passes Full Islamic Veils Ban

French Senate Passes Full Islamic Veils Ban

Commented Sep 14, 2010 at 15:12:21 in World

“These burkas would be a great way to rob a bank.”

hp blogger Dr. Jonathan David Farley on Sep 14, 2010 at 15:41:35

“Give a list of such bank robberies.”

Kris Wilkins on Sep 14, 2010 at 15:31:09

“No, they would be a great way to disguise yourself while robbing a bank. Possessing a firearm and knowing how to break into a safe are great ways to rob a bank. A disguise isn't necessary in performing the action.”

myopinion2 on Sep 14, 2010 at 15:27:36

“I don't know about the getaway. have you ever seen a woman in a burqa run.”

Observer963 on Sep 14, 2010 at 15:21:59

“Or a woman of her identity.”
Imam Feisal Rauf: Moving Islamic Cultural Center Would Have 'Fueled Terrorism'

Imam Feisal Rauf: Moving Islamic Cultural Center Would Have 'Fueled Terrorism'

Commented Sep 14, 2010 at 05:22:00 in Politics

“Yeah, you're right. Bin Laden's worst fear is that we appease Muslims and stop fighting back. (sarcasm implied)”
Imam Feisal Rauf: Moving Islamic Cultural Center Would Have 'Fueled Terrorism'

Imam Feisal Rauf: Moving Islamic Cultural Center Would Have 'Fueled Terrorism'

Commented Sep 14, 2010 at 05:18:41 in Politics

“You should be ashamed of yourself.”
Imam Feisal Rauf: Moving Islamic Cultural Center Would Have 'Fueled Terrorism'

Imam Feisal Rauf: Moving Islamic Cultural Center Would Have 'Fueled Terrorism'

Commented Sep 13, 2010 at 15:38:23 in Politics

“Isolated incidents VS a steady of habit of fear and violence. There is a difference. Liberals need to get with the program. I know it's not easy. It took me nine years.”

JimR on Sep 13, 2010 at 17:30:44

“Stop watching Fox News. It is bad for your brain.”

Ojodelgato on Sep 13, 2010 at 16:46:38

“It's got nothing to do with Liberal or Conservative. My point is that his claim that giving in to pressure will anger the radicals is insane. Anything that is said, done, thought, written, etc, etc will "spur terrorist activity among radicals abroad".”
Imam Feisal Rauf: Moving Islamic Cultural Center Would Have 'Fueled Terrorism'

Imam Feisal Rauf: Moving Islamic Cultural Center Would Have 'Fueled Terrorism'

Commented Sep 13, 2010 at 11:25:48 in Politics

“The difference is, Christians today don't seek to be governed by a law that allows for this to happen. Europe has Sharia law right now and some have even gone so far to enforce it. There is no comparison.

If German courts opt to use Sharia in their verdicts then women can be beaten, their testimony is worth half of that of men, they are disallowed to travel alone, they can inherit only half the mount their male relatives get. Women are intellectually deficient. They even cannot fast without their husband’s permission, etc. All these commandments are entailed in Sharia.”

dancucich on Sep 15, 2010 at 01:34:20

“"The difference is, Christians today don't seek to be governed by a law that allows for this to happen. Europe has Sharia law right now and some have even gone so far to enforce it. There is no comparison.
-------------------------------------------------
excellent point, Wordman! sorry I cant fan you again..”

BlackWidowPilot on Sep 13, 2010 at 12:16:40

“Been keeping up with events in Uganda lately?

Your conflating all Muslims with the Wahabbi cult fanatics is as intellectually dishonest and morally bankrupt as conflating all Christians with the Phineas Priests or the White Christian Identity movement.

Conservative/Authoritarian Evangelical Christians and Mormons are very much about the idea that women are "obedient" to their husbands and fathers - as in *subservient* and *servile,* and we both know it. Yet do those authoritarians of the Dominionist movement represent all Christians? Do the views of Pat Robertson or Phillis Schlafly represent the views of all Christians?

Of course they do not, and we both know it.

Your assertions are simply nonsense.

Leland R. Erickson

Citizen

PROTESTant”
Imam Feisal Rauf: Moving Islamic Cultural Center Would Have 'Fueled Terrorism'

Imam Feisal Rauf: Moving Islamic Cultural Center Would Have 'Fueled Terrorism'

Commented Sep 13, 2010 at 10:38:02 in Politics

“My translation is Penguin, but there are some more moderate translations out there that only encourage beating women lightly. Nothing wrong with a light beating, right guys?”

KarasudaJay on Sep 13, 2010 at 10:49:03

“So, when your wife is not submitting well enough where do you hit her on the third time since it might be excessive to hit her in an already blackened eye?”
Imam Feisal Rauf: Moving Islamic Cultural Center Would Have 'Fueled Terrorism'

Imam Feisal Rauf: Moving Islamic Cultural Center Would Have 'Fueled Terrorism'

Commented Sep 13, 2010 at 10:29:56 in Politics

“You're right. The real proof is in how each group actually treats their women today. Christians, while not perfect, are LEAGUES ahead of Islam in this area. It is clear in their culture, look around.”

GinnyW on Sep 13, 2010 at 12:41:41

“I am so glad there is no abuse of women in the so-called "Christian" United States, and no rape or murder of women either!”

johnr49 on Sep 13, 2010 at 10:46:02

“How about you looking at how American Muslims are treated and who the more whacked out supposedly Christian Mormon sects treat women?”

Khirad on Sep 13, 2010 at 10:37:08

“Islam has a lot of improving to do. I stand with those trying to achieve this, not drag them down.”
Imam Feisal Rauf: Moving Islamic Cultural Center Would Have 'Fueled Terrorism'

Imam Feisal Rauf: Moving Islamic Cultural Center Would Have 'Fueled Terrorism'

Commented Sep 13, 2010 at 10:23:04 in Politics

“I'm not a fan of the bible either...how'd you guess? But at least they don't wish to institute a law condoning violence against them. A law that fully a third of Muslims in Europe wish to see implemented.”

Hillbilly49 on Sep 13, 2010 at 10:30:12

"Americans practice different faiths in churches, synagogues, mosques and temples. And many good people practice no faith at all."
— George W. Bush, 43rd U.S. President”

Tolerant on Sep 13, 2010 at 10:28:43

“Please provide evidence to support your assertion that a third of Muslims in Europe wish to institute a law condoning violence.”

Khirad on Sep 13, 2010 at 10:24:35

“Yeah, and they totally suck. And that is why we should defend moderates.”
Imam Feisal Rauf: Moving Islamic Cultural Center Would Have 'Fueled Terrorism'

Imam Feisal Rauf: Moving Islamic Cultural Center Would Have 'Fueled Terrorism'

Commented Sep 13, 2010 at 10:21:06 in Politics

“the Koran.”

Tolerant on Sep 13, 2010 at 10:26:11

“Quote the Surah and the verse please. You have been quoting incorrect translation and verses out of context, ie., you are omitting preceding verses and presenting incomplete thoughts presented in the verse you quote. I have shown it to you in another post.”

Khirad on Sep 13, 2010 at 10:24:58

“Whoosh! Right over your head.”
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