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Maine GOP Platform Hijacked By Tea Party: 'The Inmates... Are Running The Asylum' (VIDEO)

Maine GOP Platform Hijacked By Tea Party: 'The Inmates... Are Running The Asylum' (VIDEO)

Commented May 12, 2010 at 17:32:59 in Politics

“Time for Collins and Snowe to go Independent - Sanders and Liberman have it right...so does Crist. Republicans are toxic now.”
ACLU Slams Eric Holder On Decision To Alter Miranda Protections

ACLU Slams Eric Holder On Decision To Alter Miranda Protections

Commented May 10, 2010 at 16:37:11 in Politics

“Please help me understand this - does suspension of the M-rights mean that we can torture suspects? What does not having the right to remain silent mean?”

Soundofthunder on May 10, 2010 at 16:40:10

“Miranda isn't required for your right to remain silent to exist; it's a reminder to laypeople that it exists, plus it informs people that legal council is available without charge.

S”

Foxrocks on May 10, 2010 at 16:40:01

“Miranda is a right granted to US citizens, and does not cover non US citizens captured on foriegn soil or committing acts of war. Basically, if you are a foriegner captured in A-Stan or trying to set off a bo.mb on an air plane you do not have the right to remain silent, and we will give you councel at the time of our choosing.”
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Brian Bilbray, GOP Rep., Claims Clothes Identify Illegal Immigrants

Commented Apr 22, 2010 at 14:57:42 in Politics

“I am calling on all Arizonans to wear immigrant clothes. Let's start a new fashion trend!

V for Vendetta !”

incognito-ergo-sum on Apr 23, 2010 at 09:16:49

“Maybe for you guys this will work, but look at all the young Latina gals with those dramatic eyebrows. Is that a citizen fad or an illegal fad?

Do they have classes to teach that makeup style? I have pics of my mom in the 40's with those brows, but I don't think they grew that way naturally.”

amaboss52 on Apr 22, 2010 at 14:59:07

“word!”
Sanford Admits Affair With Woman From Argentina (VIDEO)

Sanford Admits Affair With Woman From Argentina (VIDEO)

Commented Jun 25, 2009 at 01:11:20 in Politics

“Guess he's pro-choice --- at least as having girlfriends are concerned”
Time to Support the President and Close the Facility at Guantanamo Bay

Time to Support the President and Close the Facility at Guantanamo Bay

Commented May 21, 2009 at 19:38:57 in Politics

“Thanks for calling me nuts! but I think that says more about you!

Since you are not educated I'll keep it simple - how would you like American POWs to be treated?”
Time to Support the President and Close the Facility at Guantanamo Bay

Time to Support the President and Close the Facility at Guantanamo Bay

Commented May 21, 2009 at 19:37:04 in Politics

“The detainees are either convicted POWs or are awaiting trails - expect many more detainees to come from Afghanistan!

1) Islamic POWs are NOT American terrorists and should be interred separately
2) GITMO should be an open book
3) POWs should have rights under the Geneva convention
4) GITMO has been operating over 7 years and detainee handling is well understood”
Time to Support the President and Close the Facility at Guantanamo Bay

Time to Support the President and Close the Facility at Guantanamo Bay

Commented May 21, 2009 at 19:29:06 in Politics

“Look - as the war wages on in Afghanistan there will be many more detainees - some will have been charged as POWs and others will be waiting for there trial - what's wrong with keeping them in a single prison (GITMO) that is being run as an open book according to the rules of the Geneva Convention. This war isn't going to end soon and to me a single POW camp makes sense for all concerned. I don't see why this group should be mixed in with American prisoners. We put German POW in camps (Fort Bliss in Texas for one) so what the big deal.

If the detainees are legally convicted as a POWs and must be imprisoned until the war is over then why spread them all accross the US prisons. Let the human rights organizations and their Islamic culture have a single point of presence.”
Time to Support the President and Close the Facility at Guantanamo Bay

Time to Support the President and Close the Facility at Guantanamo Bay

Commented May 21, 2009 at 16:19:51 in Politics

“Dear Sen. Leahy

May I make the following case for keepin GITMO open...at least as far as housing detainee prisoners not necessarily trying them.

1) Detainees in US prisons would be subjected to danger amd maybe death from other prisoners
2) Detainees in GITMO are culturally/religiously united and that may make their detention more bearable
3) GITMO detainees are together as a closed group which would make it easier for human rights groups to visit, assess and question detainees.

I further believe that GITMO should be run as an "open book", a model prison where human rights groups and the Red Cresent (and other Islamic groups) can be on-site and free to interact with the detainees. A real mosque for prayer services would also help. Family visitations should be considered.

If GITMO has a major makeover than I think all parties could win. The US could show that the new GITMO means that we can learn from our mistakes by providing a sensible place for detainees aligned against the US.

Sincerely,
Ron Abruzzo”

Roses on May 21, 2009 at 19:42:27

“Hey Ron---
About your comments, let me address them in order.
1) You make it sound like they would be housed down at your city jail. These people would be going to Super-max sites throughout the country. They would be not only protected from the other prisoners, but also the public would be protected from them.
2) I don't care if their detainment is "bearable and comfortable". I do care about justice and they should receive a fair trial. If they are judged innocent they should be returned to their countries. They should never be released to walk the streets.
3) I don't think it will be a problem for human rights associations to visit them. Also, it is not my problem. Or your problem. If they receive justice (not vengeance) is our only consideration.

Last, did you listen to our President? They cannot receive justice in Gitmo. It cannot be a "model prison" without justice and fair trials. Hence, we need to transport them to U.S. soil.”

harobamason on May 21, 2009 at 17:17:14

“An American prison is a terrorist worst nightmare.

So how long you think he will last compared to the life of luxury at Gitmo?”

Weirdwriter on May 21, 2009 at 16:56:01

“Well put, Mr. Abruzzo, but still wrong.

The detainees need to be treated as either POWs under international law, or criminals who have broken U.S. laws -- and dealt with accordingly.

Gitmo has no excuse for existence except to skirt all of those laws. You can put lipstick on a pig, and it still oinks.”

emlr on May 21, 2009 at 16:53:30

“I'm a bleeding heart liberal but your ideas are nuts! Talk about coddling!”

apduncan1 on May 21, 2009 at 16:43:12

“Hogwash!

1) There are American terrorists in US prisons already.
2) The detainees can do the same in the US
3) That can be done better in the US

The reason politicians do not want the detainees in the US is because we'll learn that those detainees are of no value.”
While Paulson Waffles, the White House Dawdles, and Congress Dithers, the Economy Continues to Burn.

While Paulson Waffles, the White House Dawdles, and Congress Dithers, the Economy Continues to Burn.

Commented Nov 14, 2008 at 19:00:37 in Politics

“Good luck hosting thr RM show.
I would liketo hear a discussion on how the US and Iran can make peace in the region. With Ahmadinajad and Hillary as sec of state we (the US) should be able to do a better job.
The Iraq Shia and Iran are natural friends and we must face it and deal with it.
I've alway wondered what would have happed if after 9/11 Bush would have worked with Saddam Hussein to have both nations go after Osama bin Laden. Hussein hated Osama. I think there was a chance to have Saddam and Iraq as an ally but this is what we have when there is no diplomacy.

It would be nice if you had a daily theme - economy, foreign affairs, health care...”
Sarah Palin On SNL With Tina Fey, Weekend Update's Alaska Rap, Baldwin And Wahlberg (VIDEO)

Sarah Palin On SNL With Tina Fey, Weekend Update's Alaska Rap, Baldwin And Wahlberg (VIDEO)

Commented Oct 19, 2008 at 01:58:31 in Politics

“Scary...but funny.

Funny....but Scary

After Nov 4 when Obama wins I will re-watch this an enjoy the humor of it.

It's just a little too scary now.”
McCain Mockingly Suggests That Concerns For A Mother's Health Are Extreme

McCain Mockingly Suggests That Concerns For A Mother's Health Are Extreme

Commented Oct 16, 2008 at 12:11:35 in Politics

“I used to just dislike McCain - not I think I hate him.

Screw Joe the Plumber - I am LINDA the WOMAN

I can't imagine why the media isn't slamming McCain on his "healh" comment and (no) equal pay stance for women - disgusting”
McCain Mockingly Suggests That Concerns For A Mother's Health Are Extreme

McCain Mockingly Suggests That Concerns For A Mother's Health Are Extreme

Commented Oct 16, 2008 at 03:10:28 in Politics

“This comment made him lose the election.

BLATANT insensitivity towards women and their health.”

vernonbc on Oct 16, 2008 at 05:31:00

“Nah. He had lost it long before this.”
Bush Strategist: McCain Knows He Put Country At Risk With Palin Pick

Bush Strategist: McCain Knows He Put Country At Risk With Palin Pick

Commented Oct 14, 2008 at 14:31:00 in Politics

“McCain biggest streagic mistake was picking Palin thinking that all of Hillary's voters would flock to Sarah. Sarah is toxic to all but the comitted base. Sarah is no Hillary and McCain was obviously pandering to women voters.

The base (both Hillary's and Sarah's) were really never lost. They will vote their party.

When all is said and done two thing will emerge.
1. McCain's incredible lack of judgement by picking Palin was his downfall
2. Hillery Clinton beat John McCain as much as Barack Obama”

KarateKid on Oct 14, 2008 at 14:35:16

“No. 2 would be correct if you stated that Hillary prepared Barack for McCain. The Democratic primary WAS for all the marbles. Hillary staying in until the bitter end benefited Obama. In one way, what you said is true. If Hillary had gotten the nomination, she would be running in the high 50s against McCain, say 57-43. A lot of people still can't bring themselves to vote for someone of color. That's not accusing anyone of racism, that's just how it is.”
Economic Honor Roll (VIDEO)

Economic Honor Roll (VIDEO)

Commented Oct 12, 2008 at 23:22:06 in Business

“Bear Sterns collapsed 6 months ago because credit was drying up - Banks refused to issue any further credit protection on Bear's debt.

Why didn't we learn anything about the general state of the credit market then?

Why did it take SIX months, a market meltdown, loss of trillions in ordinary people's savings and now a panic to get things done?

Where are the highly paid people that totally missed this - the government leaders, the economists, the pundits, the money managers?

If Bear Sterns was a tumor then the patient died of cancer.”
Economic Honor Roll (VIDEO)

Economic Honor Roll (VIDEO)

Commented Oct 12, 2008 at 23:18:14 in Business

“Didn't Bear Sterns teach us anything?

Bear Sterns collapsed 6 months ago because credit was drying up - Banks refused to issue any further credit protection on Bear's debt.

Why didn't we learn anything about the general state of the credit market then?

Why did it take SIX months, a market meltdown, loss of trillions in ordinary people's savings and now a panic to get things done?

Where are the highly paid people that totally missed this - the government leaders, the economists, the pundits, the money managers?

If Bear Sterns was a tumor then the patient died of cancer.”

RnR on Oct 12, 2008 at 23:26:37

“because it's easier to steal amidst chaos”
Matthews Blames Bailout Crash On McCain's Failed Leadership

Matthews Blames Bailout Crash On McCain's Failed Leadership

Commented Sep 29, 2008 at 16:08:14 in Politics

“Right on Chris...

A Maverick by definition cannot be a leader.

A Maverick goes against the grain and only does what "feels good" to the Maverick.

A Leader can get people to rally around unpopular issues for the good of the country - often voting against what "feels good".

McCain is no leader.”
John McCain: The Fundamental Deregulator (VIDEO)

John McCain: The Fundamental Deregulator (VIDEO)

Commented Sep 23, 2008 at 18:05:50 in Politics

“Remember when Sarah said that "bet he (Obama) wishes he chose Hillary" because McCain chose her (Caribou Barbie).

Well I can now say "bet McCain wishes he now chose Romney" a real person who knows about the economy AND governed a state, albeit much smaller than Alaska ;-)

Funny how stupid decisions and gimicks come around to bite you - serves him right!”
Palin Agrees To Help With Palin Administration Investigation Of Palin Administration

Palin Agrees To Help With Palin Administration Investigation Of Palin Administration

Commented Sep 22, 2008 at 19:13:45 in Politics

“Bonnie and Clyde were Mavericks!”

yngcelt on Sep 22, 2008 at 19:24:31

“Funny, isn't that what Bill and Hillary presented themselves as when they first came to Washington D.C.?”

AndrewInToronto on Sep 22, 2008 at 19:18:46

“Very good !”

"The View" Debriefs On McCain Interview: Did McCain Know What Was Coming?

Commented Sep 16, 2008 at 03:11:07 in Media

“Amazing interview - McCain was in the electric chair. I really liked when he said that "Obama chooses his words carefully" and therefore did call Sarah a pig. He also used the term "lipstick on a pig" to refer to Hillary health care....so either McCain (a) doesn't choose his words carefully or (b) meant to call Hillary a pig - which is it?

Also loved when Cindy didn't answer the how many houses do you have question...she became aggogant and snobish and didn't answer the question - wouldn't it be OK to to say "we have X houses and we are grateful to this country for giving us the opportunity to succeed and if elected we will put policies in place to help all Americans succeed".”
Greenspan: American Can't Afford McCain's Tax Plan

Greenspan: American Can't Afford McCain's Tax Plan

Commented Sep 13, 2008 at 21:53:29 in Politics

“Mac doesn't request earmarks for Arizona - and says that Arizona is doing just fine. What he fails to mention is that his cohort Kyl (R-AZ) does the all the requesting .. $500,000,000

http://kyl.senate.gov/media_center/062807%20FY08%20Funding%20Requests1.pdf”

tmartin1 on Sep 14, 2008 at 03:22:46

“WOW... so why isn't this widely known.. this is the first I've heard of it! Would totally debunk his whole campaign reformer rhetoric and discredit his campaign *yet again*

THIS should be an Obama AD!!!”
Palin Hired Friends And Hit Critics While In Office

Palin Hired Friends And Hit Critics While In Office

Commented Sep 13, 2008 at 21:30:42 in Politics

“No surprise as SP described herself as a pitbull. Once she bites she won't let go. I can see why she is the poster girl for the conservatives. She (and Mac), once they are in power will be intolerent at best and very likely dangerous domestically and on the world stage.

With a Democratic congress and Mc/Pain in the WH - absolutely nothing positive will get done for 4 more years. Less jobs, more war, no choice, no helath care - no change.”

TheJibreelaMonsters on Sep 13, 2008 at 21:31:44

“Thanks to Palin Power, Congress may go back to the GOP

see the Gallup Polls”
McCain Grilled On

McCain Grilled On "The View": Sarah Palin, His Abortion Stance, His Obama Attack Ads, And More

Commented Sep 13, 2008 at 12:57:18 in Politics

“Sarah Palin hates Bullwinkle”

Lion24 on Sep 13, 2008 at 13:01:53

“Bullwinkle and Rocky have endorsed Obama / Biden.”

DebbieinPhx on Sep 13, 2008 at 12:58:34

“Nah... not really. She likes him just fine... in many ways in fact, either on the bun or roasted or in a tasty stew.”
McCain Grilled On

McCain Grilled On "The View": Sarah Palin, His Abortion Stance, His Obama Attack Ads, And More

Commented Sep 12, 2008 at 23:29:41 in Politics

“Agree - McCain must therefore be "pro-pediphile". I think given the amount of time he waqs on the show the ladies asked a broad spectrum of questions. He must have felt like Swiss cheese after taking all those shots.”
Palin's Dangerous Saber Rattling on Russia

Palin's Dangerous Saber Rattling on Russia

Commented Sep 12, 2008 at 19:37:58 in Politics

“I agree with Sarah that Russia needs to be confronted over their invasion of Georgia. Also if the world gets destroyed in a nuclear holocaust then so be it. There are some things that the USA should never back away from. Think about how all those people from Atlanta, Macon, Augusta and Savannah felt about getting invaded by Russia. How horrible. I can honestly say' like McCain that "I am a now a Georgian".

Wait -- Sarah was not talking about our Georgia but another one somewhere in Asia? WTF?”

deliriousgod on Sep 13, 2008 at 16:00:58

“yes, the arcane constitutional composition of semi-autonomous and quasi-autonomous sovereignties is an issue that the American people ponder every day and know in their hearts is worth ending human civilisation over.”

fireguy on Sep 12, 2008 at 21:19:26

“Are you sure she wasn't talking about our Georgia? Does she even know that Russia isn't threatening our Georgia? She doesn't seem to know what NATO is or that the people of Iraq were not the ones responsible for the 9-11 attacks on New York and Washington... McCain/Palin -- unfit to lead/not ready to lead.”
McCain Grilled On

McCain Grilled On "The View": Sarah Palin, His Abortion Stance, His Obama Attack Ads, And More

Commented Sep 12, 2008 at 19:11:12 in Politics

“This was a truly amazing interview and can be analyzed for a long time. McCain was definitely in the electric chair. He countered the accusation on lies by claiming they were true and that he knows what Barack was thinking - so McCain now knows what people are thinking - heck he doesn't even know what he's thinking, agents of intolerance now religious leaders, against the Bush tax cuts now for them, liberal on immigration now tough, pro-choice now pro-life. This is a dangerous man.

Also when Cindy could have easily explained how many houses they have and to thank this country for the opportunity to be wealthy she dodged the question - arrogantly and snobbish. Amazing.

I also thought it was very observant that Joy thought that the Republican had McCain by the short hairs and that hopefully he would return to the kinder, gentler McCain - very ballsy of her - go girl!

Everyone should view this "View" episode and draw their own conclusions.”

Rhubarbarian on Sep 12, 2008 at 19:34:11

“I wish they had stayed on the topic of campaign adds that were lies. I wish they'd asked him point blank if he was against teaching kindergartners about inappropriate touching.”

humuhumunukunukuapuaa on Sep 12, 2008 at 19:18:52

“Oh yeah... and don't forget Sarah Palin pretending to be Obama's spokesperson too.
The GOP is really playing every dirty trick in the book.”