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Sarah Palin To Host Outdoors Show On Sportsman Channel

Sarah Palin To Host Outdoors Show On Sportsman Channel

Commented Dec 9, 2013 at 22:48:00 in Politics

“Let's not forget that the Whining Wannabe from Wasilla quit her job as Governor of Alaska so that the Palin clan could -- among other endeavors -- participate in that honorable, wholly-altruistic expression of Americana … the reality TV series.”
Now You Can Enjoy The Tasty Smell Of Popcorn Through Your iPhone

Now You Can Enjoy The Tasty Smell Of Popcorn Through Your iPhone

Commented Dec 9, 2013 at 22:12:45 in Technology

“Digital scratch and sniff/”
Mark Jacobs, Iowa GOP Senate Candidate: The Way To Talk To Women Is On An 'Emotional Level'

Mark Jacobs, Iowa GOP Senate Candidate: The Way To Talk To Women Is On An 'Emotional Level'

Commented Dec 9, 2013 at 22:02:23 in Politics

“Is this all part of the GOP's big effort to expand their outreach to women and demonstrate respect for their needs and concerns?”

heterodoxlibertarian on Dec 9, 2013 at 22:24:15

“I don't see how this speaks to a lack of concern and respect for women. It's just obviously true that appeals to emotion tend to be more effective with women than men or do you think this is false?”
'Ted Cruz To The Future' Is Probably The Greatest Holiday Gift Ever

'Ted Cruz To The Future' Is Probably The Greatest Holiday Gift Ever

Commented Dec 9, 2013 at 21:57:09 in Politics

“Okay, so I see the coloring book designed to explain Teddy's ideology to his ADULT tea-chugging minions -- where is the one for the kiddies?”
Senate Republicans Block More Obama Nominees

Senate Republicans Block More Obama Nominees

Commented Dec 9, 2013 at 21:52:52 in Politics

“Senate Republicans have been blocking Obama's nominees for judicial and cabinet departmental appointments as often as they use toilet paper, for no other reason than "it's within our right to do so".

How about only blocking presidential nominations based on merits of one's concerns about the appointment and reservations about the qualifications of the nominee?
Wouldn't that be refreshing?”

BusstaBrown on Dec 9, 2013 at 22:01:18

“While engaging in 24/7 obstructionism, who has time to use toilet paper?”

olde guy on Dec 9, 2013 at 21:55:38

“We have that..it is called an election..”
Steelers' Sideline Woes Continue As Antonio Brown Steps Out Of Bounds Before Miracle Touchdown (VIDEO)

Steelers' Sideline Woes Continue As Antonio Brown Steps Out Of Bounds Before Miracle Touchdown (VIDEO)

Commented Dec 8, 2013 at 23:05:38 in Sports

“All that was missing was a trombone player in the end zone.”
November Jobs Report: U.S. Creates 203,000 Jobs, Unemployment Rate Down To 7%

November Jobs Report: U.S. Creates 203,000 Jobs, Unemployment Rate Down To 7%

Commented Dec 8, 2013 at 19:26:23 in Business

“So according to you, teaching "Constitutional Law" at one of the most prestigious law schools in America does not constitute "working a reak (sic) job".Good to know.
How do you know when somebody lacks a cogent, compelling argument?They invoke some reference to Nazi Germany to compensate for their lack of salient facts.”
7 Holiday Foods You Definitely Need To Avoid

7 Holiday Foods You Definitely Need To Avoid

Commented Dec 8, 2013 at 16:56:33 in Fifty

“Make your own cranberry relish from scratch, boiling the cranberries with an equal volume of water.
Season the berries with ground cloves, ground ginger, and gobs of cinnamon, and sweeten it with peeled, chopped apples and a modest amount of your favorite non-sugar sweetener.”

isisreptiles on Dec 8, 2013 at 22:15:52

“That sounds really good! Recipe?”

hattie54 on Dec 8, 2013 at 22:12:25

“I rather use real ginger root than ground ginger.”
Senate Democrats Push Obama Nominees While GOP Bides Its Time

Senate Democrats Push Obama Nominees While GOP Bides Its Time

Commented Dec 8, 2013 at 13:16:14 in Politics

“Once again, the Senate Republican minority has resigned itself to serve as little more than a speed-bump on the road to progress.”

richardajackson on Dec 8, 2013 at 13:22:46

“After next November, Democrats, as Obama said, will be in the back of the bus.”
Rand Paul: Unemployment Benefits Extension Would Be A 'Disservice' To Workers

Rand Paul: Unemployment Benefits Extension Would Be A 'Disservice' To Workers

Commented Dec 8, 2013 at 10:51:05 in Politics

“Once again, Rand demonstrates that, when it comes to understanding the nature of economic causal relationships, he is completely clueless.

The Congressional GOP has not tackled the job creation issue because they have no freaking clue how to stimulate job growth.

So instead they focus on what they do best -- efforts to shift the net wealth of the nation to the top 2% of the richest Americans, kowtow to the corporate lobbyists and CEOs (hence their obsession with undermining implementation of the ACA), persecute the unemployed and socio-economically downtrodden, and impose their religious moralities onto the rest of society.

In the minds of conservative politicos, extending unemployment benefits for the "have-nots" would be a disservice to the wealthiest "haves".”
November Jobs Report: U.S. Creates 203,000 Jobs, Unemployment Rate Down To 7%

November Jobs Report: U.S. Creates 203,000 Jobs, Unemployment Rate Down To 7%

Commented Dec 7, 2013 at 16:27:25 in Business

“Right wing response:

- Either the data has been deliberately falsified by the Obama Administration, part of a grand conspiracy to deceive the public into accepting his Marxist policies, or

- The drop in unemployment is despite the concerted efforts of the malevolent Obama Administration in their quest to ruin the national economy and destroy American society as we know it.”

franz sanchez on Dec 9, 2013 at 03:25:55

“You figure that will happen with the tea-party wing of the republican party. People will continue to deny what is happening or try to change the subject. They might think the figures are either biased or flawed in some sort of way. We had this positive jobs report and Republicans were trying to change the subject to Obamacare. You had republicans talking about things like how Obamacare is creating more part time jobs and or causing more people to loosing their jobs. We all know this is not the case. More full time jobs have been created.

I realize that many of these republicans will refuse to believe some of this stuff. The CBO published a report that suggested Immigration Reform would actually help lower our debt. The tea-party people continue to think Immigration Reform will lead to all these people needing government assistance and bankrupting our economy. If you tried to explain to them about this report from the Congressional Budget Office about how Immigration Reform would save the government money that won't change their mind.”

Activision on Dec 8, 2013 at 16:44:11

“The data IS falsified by the OA, but then the supporters of the elitist President who never worked a reak job in his life, believe any of the Goebbels-PR being disseminated.”

99er2049er on Dec 8, 2013 at 14:07:38

“I love how they tell us each month that the positive jobs growth numbers is only because of "seasonal" jobs and the next month the numbers will tank. And this is the 43rd straight month I still see many republicans posting something like that.”
The World's Thinnest Condom Is One-Sixth The Width Of A Human Hair

The World's Thinnest Condom Is One-Sixth The Width Of A Human Hair

Commented Dec 7, 2013 at 12:51:13 in Weird News

“No truth to the rumor that the condom was developed under the code name: "Russian Roulette in a Rubber".”
Obama: 'If Congress Refuses To Act' On Unemployment Benefits, 'It Will Actually Harm Our Economy'

Obama: 'If Congress Refuses To Act' On Unemployment Benefits, 'It Will Actually Harm Our Economy'

Commented Dec 7, 2013 at 11:57:45 in Politics

“Obama to Congressional Republicans: "Stop trying to sabotage the economic recovery."
GOP response: "But that's our current purpose in life -- that's how we roll!"”
Colorado's Masterpiece Cakeshop Must Serve Gay Couples Despite Owner's Religious Beliefs, Judge Rules

Colorado's Masterpiece Cakeshop Must Serve Gay Couples Despite Owner's Religious Beliefs, Judge Rules

Commented Dec 7, 2013 at 01:34:38 in Gay Voices

“"We don't serve your kind" -- a timeless statement proudly proclaimed by bigots throughout history.”
'The Sound Of Music Live' Isn't Without Flaws, But Carrie Underwood Was Entertaining (VIDEO)

'The Sound Of Music Live' Isn't Without Flaws, But Carrie Underwood Was Entertaining (VIDEO)

Commented Dec 6, 2013 at 22:06:36 in TV

“Uh, you do realize that it is based on a true story ... albeit with a measurable amount of artistic license ... don't you?”

amellon on Dec 6, 2013 at 22:22:25

“Quite a bit of artistic license, if you have learned the true story. It was a marriage of convenience and they left Austria in a train, in safety. But despite that, I do like the movie. The live version was entertaining but not nearly as good as the movie.”
Rush Limbaugh: The White House And Media Are Making Mandela's Death 'All About Obama'

Rush Limbaugh: The White House And Media Are Making Mandela's Death 'All About Obama'

Commented Dec 6, 2013 at 21:43:15 in Politics

“Ironic comment, considering that Rush "to Judgement" Limbaugh makes just about everything about Obama ... and not in a good way.”
Dogs Terrified Of Walking Past Cats, A Dramatic Compilation

Dogs Terrified Of Walking Past Cats, A Dramatic Compilation

Commented Dec 5, 2013 at 20:41:46 in Comedy

“Damn cats -- why can't they pick on someone their own size?”
GOP Rep. Joe Barton Calls For Minimum Wage Repeal

GOP Rep. Joe Barton Calls For Minimum Wage Repeal

Commented Dec 5, 2013 at 20:40:20 in Politics

“It appears that most conservatives and tea party folks would love to turn the clock back 100+ years on wage earning Americans.

If corporate shills among Republican politicians had their way, all labor unions would be banned and all federal and state labor laws regulating workplace conditions -- including child labor laws -- would be repealed. Workers' comp, overtime, paid vacation, health benefits, sick leave, pension funds, Social Security, minimum wage, etc. ... all would be distant memories.”
Penis Sizes By State: How Does Yours Measure Up?

Penis Sizes By State: How Does Yours Measure Up?

Commented Dec 5, 2013 at 09:53:07 in Weird News

“States in the north may have the largest penises, but the Bible Belt is where you'll find the biggest dicks.”
School Science Lesson Claims Gravity Was Created By God (PHOTO)

School Science Lesson Claims Gravity Was Created By God (PHOTO)

Commented Dec 3, 2013 at 22:55:57 in Politics

“That's the great thing about faith-based proclamations.  No verifiable facts or empirical evidence are required.

"God works in mysterious ways" is a religious rationalization for what these folks really mean:  "Causal relationships are a complete mystery to me. Furthermore, I have no freaking clue about how natural phenomena happen, nor how the process of scientific observation, experimentation, analysis, deduction, and discovery further our understanding of the universe".”

iaov on Dec 3, 2013 at 23:49:25

“And I certainly will not be bothered to pick up a book or two and find out how any of this works either....and if struck with a brief moment of curiosity on any scientific subject I'll ask my pastor! F&F”
New GOP Plan Would Save Military From Sequestration By Cutting Social Security

New GOP Plan Would Save Military From Sequestration By Cutting Social Security

Commented Dec 3, 2013 at 22:52:44 in Politics

“The GOP continues to be defined by its actions and public proclamations of the past five years, which have included the following major goals:

1) cut taxes for the ultra-wealthy and major corporations
2) raise taxes on everyone else
3) eliminate workplace and environmental business regulations
4) slash federal economic assistance for struggling middle class families and the socio-economically downtrodden (Medicaid, SNAP, Pell grants, school lunch programs, etc)
5) privatize Medicare and Social Security
6) repeal the ACA
7) make voting in national elections a privilege for the privileged few
8) make English the official language and Christianity the official religion of the United States
9) financially gut the public school education system
10) outlaw public sector labor unions and neuter the political clout of private sector unions
11) repeal federal and state minimum wage laws
12) alienate women by outlawing abortion ... period, by making it more difficult to obtain contraceptives, and by eliminating all federal funding for women's preventative health care and domestic violence programs
13) alienate Latinos with their efforts to neuter or block the immigration reform legislation
14) alienate gays with their efforts to oppose marriage equality
15) alienate African Americans by implying that this demographic group is inherently lazier than other Americans and that they prefer "government handouts" to earning decent incomes
16) increase defense spending and invade Iran
17) drill, baby, drill
18) stand back and marvel at the results -- a regression of American society back to the dawn of the Industrial Revolution”

Gidster on Dec 3, 2013 at 23:29:15

“Brilliant! And part of the rightward march to an authoritarian government.

Political scientists, studied authoritarian regimes of the 20th century, and found they all have similar characteristics:
1. Powerful and Continuing Nationalism.
2. Disdain for the Recognition of Human Rights.
3. Identifica¬tion of Enemies/Scapegoats as a Unifying Cause.
4. Supremacy of the Military.
5. Unapologetic Sexism.
6. Controlled Media Messages and Outlets.
7. Obsession with National Security.
8. Religion and Government are Intertwined or Indistinguishable.
9. Corporate Power is Protected.
10. Labor Power is Suppressed or Eliminated.
11. Disdain for Education, Intellectuals and the Arts.
12. Obsession with Crime and Punishment
13. Rampant Cronyism and Blatant Corruption.
14. Fraudulent or Suspicious Elections.”
Rush Limbaugh vs. Pope Francis: Talk Show Host Attacks 'Pure Marxism' Of 'Evangelii Gaudium'

Rush Limbaugh vs. Pope Francis: Talk Show Host Attacks 'Pure Marxism' Of 'Evangelii Gaudium'

Commented Dec 3, 2013 at 22:04:30 in Religion

“Marxism and organized religion are mutually-exclusive ideological constructs.

But let's cut Limbaugh some slack. Rush is well overdue for a colonoscopy, as previous attempts to perform the procedure have been unsuccessful due to a chronic cranial obstruction.”
John Cornyn Takes A Shot At The Obama Administration

John Cornyn Takes A Shot At The Obama Administration

Commented Dec 3, 2013 at 00:41:07 in Politics

“Republican politicians and pundits have taken faux indignation and inflammatory anti-Obama hyperbole to a new level.”

dogbit on Dec 3, 2013 at 01:09:43

“No?!! Really? Just getting started.”

Sherrie Heckendorn on Dec 3, 2013 at 01:07:41

“You are so right on that one @labman57”
Paul LePage Pushing To Loosen Maine's Child Labor Laws In 2014

Paul LePage Pushing To Loosen Maine's Child Labor Laws In 2014

Commented Dec 2, 2013 at 21:30:53 in Politics

“It appears that most conservatives and tea party folks would love to turn the clock back 100+ years on wage earning Americans.

If corporate shills among Republican politicians had their way, all labor unions would be banned and all federal and state labor laws regulating workplace conditions -- including child labor laws -- would be repealed. Workers' comp, overtime, paid vacation, health benefits, sick leave, pension funds, Social Security, minimum wage, etc. ... all would be distant memories.

LePage's campaign pledge: A case of vaseline for every constituent of Maine, cuz the Governor's got something for all of you ...”
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