“Correction on your third paragraph. Ryan *appeared* very knowledgeable. But he was wrong.
He was wrong about the alleged $716 billion Medicare cut.
He failed to provide any math to support his contention about finding $1.1 trillion in tax loopholes.
He lied about the "independent studies" which supported his claims about Medicare. There were no studies, and the reports that supported his position were all Republican organizations.
“Perhaps a more important observation would be the political affiliation of those so-called small business owners disapproving of President Obama. You wanna bet they are members of NFIB, listen to Fox News, and are Republicans?”
tarheelpirate on Jul 26, 2012 at 22:02:09
“I'll take the bet. You are like the government, love to give away money.”
OK-4NOW on Jul 26, 2012 at 21:55:34
“The Dems that focus on President Bush, Fox News, Neocons, Conservatives, T-Baggers and Republicans... only prove that they CANNOT be that BAD because it seems to be all the LEFT are able to talk about... DEMS SEEM TO HAVE AN GREAT KNOWLEDGE about. because ...they cannot .... repeat.... CANNOT defend Obama's Record or lack of thereof, so they focus on the most important ...President Bush, Fox News, Neocons, Conservatives, T-Baggers and Republicans.”
Well, those Bain sources may be right. Or not. But if you take a look at the new DNCC ad, Romney makes it very clear that he understood that there would be pressure to release the tax returns, even as he danced around a commitment to do so. So if those sources claim he wouldn't have run if he had known it would be an issue, either those sources, or the Mittster himself, are delusional.
Also, let's see. . . his father released 12 years of tax returns some 40+ years ago. Every candidate since has released tax returns. Presumably he released tax returns to the McCain campaign in 2008.
So, this report doesn't hang together, or everyone's truly delusional, or, I suppose, both.”
Sununu was born in Havana, Cuba, the son of Victoria (née Dada) and John Saleh Sununu, an international film distributor. He is of Palestinian and Greek descent . His father grew up in Jerusalem and his mother was born in San Salvador, El Salvador. He is a Maronite Catholic.”
“You say tomato, I say tomahto. Call it what you will. If you already have insurance, it doesn't apply to you, so why do you care? If you don't have insurance and are poor, it probably doesn't apply to you. If you don't have insurance and have a decent income, then it may or may not apply to you, subject to all sorts of credits, adjustments, exemptions, etc. And if you're wealthy and don't have insurance, choosing to pay as you go, then yes, you'll pay the penalty/tax/surcharge. But it won't mean much to you anyway, and it's the cost of living in a civilized democracy.
And if you fall into the no-tax/low-tax category and you're complaining about the cost for those wealthier than you, then you're just plain nuts.”
“I may be a voice in the wildnerness, but I like the Zune. Granted, I don't use it to buy or listen to music. I use it exclusively for audiobooks downloaded from non-Microsoft sources, but still, it does that just fine.”
dannyo152 on Jun 5, 2012 at 11:20:02
“The amount of units a product ships can have no relationship to its quality or the satisfaction the users had. Microsoft at Zune time had not figured out that things had changed and their dominance in the desktop did preclude others from building a pc-satellite business.
So what happened?
Apple got the basics correct and took the risk that unenthusiastic record companies who would have preferred pay-to-play/rental would get on board once they saw their competitors having success with the sales channel. Microsoft looked like they were me-too-ing, which is fine, but it takes more than a lower price to dominate a market sector, and Microsoft lost interest in the product when it was clearly not going to be dominant. The sharing over wi-fi was a great idea and might have made a difference, but they gave it a stupid name, and they compromised with the record companies rather than insisting that the limitation on direct sharing should be limited by the number of tracks with another specific Zune, say 50, rather than in three days "squirted" tracks disappearing. But Microsoft has had a problem with telling its partners to get a clue. The record companies didn't like Apple's dominance, Microsoft was willing to do the take-down, and they all blew it with timidity.
Microsoft also fumbled with the Zune being incompatible with Microsoft's previous venture into digital music, PlaysForSure.”
AngryMonkey on Jun 5, 2012 at 10:34:55
“I use my Zune 32gig all the time, mainly for music at work. Also use the markeplace for music on my phone and my zune. Even have the 1st gen Zune and it still works fine.”
“Picture Mitt as Supreme Allied Commander during WWII and tell me that it doesn't make you guffaw!”
Schoolgirl666 on May 24, 2012 at 20:08:34
“Well during Vietnam he had to decide between brie and roquefort.....”
Pubdestroyer on May 24, 2012 at 20:06:27
“I would have loved to have had him in my infantry company in Vietnam. I'm sure my CO would have put him walking point permanently, through elephant grass, on a moonless night, carrying an M-16 without a chromed chamber . . .”
“There are ways to address the issue without being offensive, but conservatives are not wired to do this and then blame political correctness for being pilloried. It's too bad, really, because it may very well be legitimate to address the issue of "pointless" dissertations without resorting to "black claptrack" phraseology.”
separatingwheatfromchaff on May 8, 2012 at 17:29:24
“Nice way of saying she's right and blacks have no reason to complain.Kudos to your use of ignorance to sound inoffensive.”
AirForceZoomer on May 8, 2012 at 17:24:05
“After a near decade now of relentless political correctness both coming of age and reaching a crescendo it is no wonder a person too often exposed to the topic of "black victimization" (the correct topic) would resort to such an apt description as "claptrap."”
new beginning on May 8, 2012 at 17:22:34
“"There are ways to address the issue without being offensive, but conservatives are not wired to do this "
From your stereotyping and offensive post, It would seem that liberals aren't wired to address issues without being offensive either.”
in the center on May 8, 2012 at 17:14:12
“I was thinking the same thing. I could even agree that the "History of Black Midwivery" sounds a bit pointless. That being said, it is still outrageous to diminish an entire discipline based on the evidence she presents. Not only does she limit her evidence to three in-process dissertations, but she essentially counts only on the title of the dissertation to form her opinion. Case in point, there are many interesting things to research and discuss when it comes to black birthrate, children's healthcare and neonatal care for African Americans. The title "History of Black Midwivery" suggests too narrow a focus. My guess, however, is the dissertation includes many more interesting facts Ms. Riley ignores. Her blog is not only shoddy journalism, which she seems to admit, but also a shoddy -- borderline fraudulent -- indictment on an academic discipline.”
“With tuition at even state schools running into $20,000 and higher, this is simply not possible. You probably don't know this because you haven't attended college in 30 years or, more likely, you haven't attended college at all. Too elite for you. Snobby, I think your cult leader Santorum described it. So spare us these bogus assertions and return to the porn that's open in your other windows.”
“The poll question is inappropriate. Look, no one likes TSA patdowns. And, yes, there are some - many? - that have gone too far. These deserve our scorn and criticism. But this one looks pretty routine, not much different from what you'd expect entering a government building with a scanner, or even the sort of contact you might encounter in a crowded subway. This is a non-story.”
“No one is disputing their legality or the reasons for having them. The question is whether it is relevant that a person running for president of the United States should be using such accounts for the purposes these accounts are opened - secrecy, tax avoidance, etc. And the answer to that question is no.”
nancestef on Apr 9, 2012 at 17:29:32
“not only that, I think it shows no confidence in the US Economy. I just want to slap that smirk off his face...doofus.”
“President Obama could give a weather report announcing a blue, cloudless sky - against a live background of a blue, cloudless sky - and Republicans would respond by claiming to see rain, snow, and tornados. Reminds me when my children were little and announce that a particular day was "opposite day." I never really understood it, but it was kind of cute and funny. It's not particularly entertaining coming from a 70-year-old politician. Not entertaining, but entirely expected. And so damned tiresome.”
ExaminedLife on Apr 5, 2012 at 19:14:23
“They would then howl about how he is trying to put good, hard working weathermen into the unemployment lines.”