“I wonder if these sanctimonious yahoos notice the irony in attempting to teach the Constitution to kids who probably can't even read the thing thanks to the right-wing dismantling of the public school system.”
TheWordPimp on May 25, 2011 at 11:53:21
“It would be best if they couldn't read, PP. It would make it so much easier for our kids to simply be told what to believe if they couldn't read it for themselves. ¡It worked for Catholics for centuries! The invention of the printing press ruined everything. ¿How dare we meager laymen think we deserve to read & judge the bible on our own terms. Same goes for the Constitution—it's far to complex for us to get on our own. The Tea Party is only trying to save us from our own ignorance. ;^)”
“God forbid we should impose any kind of a tax on the corporate behemouths who are raking in record profits while shipping American jobs overseas in order to provide healthcare to the true heroes who ran toward the toward the towers on 9/11 to help total strangers. Country first, gentlemen? Yeah, sure.”
“Wow, nice job, Glenn. Not only do you set the administration up for anything and everything bad that could happen between now and 2012 but you're making sure that the hate-filled, zenophobic filth you spew that incites that violence won't be pinned on you.”
morefreethings on Nov 9, 2010 at 09:39:30
“its xenophobic, not zenophobic, what time does homeroom start? Wait until you start paying taxes, you more than likely will end up a conservative....”
“Geither MUST go. It is more and more obvious that he is nothing but an albatross around Obama's neck and if he's not careful, it will curse his presidency.”
wtf2009 on Oct 29, 2010 at 15:53:24
“He's not going. Obama wouldn't get rid of Larry Summers. Though Summers is leaving so, who knows what was behind that.
But to say you need "these people" to fix this complicated mess is somewhat disingenuous.
While it's true you would need Summers and Geithner to support the current system and keep the the big banks going, you would not need them to if you were going to undo the current system by breaking up the banks and starting over.
The failure Obama made was supporting the big banks and preventing them from failing. The FDIC needed to step in, take over the big banks, restructure them, and send them on their way leaner and stronger. This was something the FDIC was doing with smaller banks. They just weren't allowed to do it with the big banks.
That would have saved the US a couple trillion dollars and would turn the economy around much faster.
The other failure was not taking over the mortgage market and work with homeowners to restructure their mortgages so they can keep their homes.
Again the big banks prevented this, which lead to massive foreclosure, a glut of houses, and a drag on new home construction. This also lead to a drain on tax revenue for municipalities.
So if the Fed side stepped the banks and took over critical banking duties, while the big banks were being restructured, things would have been A HECK OF LOT better.”
“You're absolutely right, Changeling. This election cycle has seen some of the most virulent openly anti-gay rhetoric coming from Republican candidates I have ever seen. What do you suppose will happen after they're elected? Sure, the Democrats have had a brutal two years since Obama was elected and I can't help but feel disappointed too. But it's only been TWO years - against an onslaught of big money, fear mongering and hatred. I wonder what Mr. Cummings would do facing those odds.”
“When the medieval Christian crusaders sacked and pillaged the Arab world in the middle-ages, they took back with them the seeds of the Renaissance. While our lily-white ancestors were living in mud huts with their livestock, the Arab world was basically preserving civilization.”
Cea80 on Sep 11, 2010 at 08:50:21
“Yes, but don't forget the Byzantines. Crusaders sacked and looted Constantinople on their way to the holy land in 1204. They had enough plunder so they never made it to the holy land.”
“What a complete and utter whitwash! "FreedomWorks was founded in 1984 as Citizens for a Sound Economy, which was financed by the Koch Foundation, the underwriter for many libertarian causes. In 2003, it hired as its chairman Dick Armey, the former Texas congressman and House majority leader who was a force behind the 1994 Republican takeover of Congress." Funny how the author doesn't bother to mention that the Koch Foundations is run by the zillionaire sons of one of the founders of the John Birch Society and are all about dismantling any and all government protections that stand in the way of them stuffing their pockets. Check out the Jane Mayer piece at http://www.newyorker.com/reporting/2010/08/30/100830fa_fact_mayer for the truth about these so-called "patriots."”
Blufftonian on Aug 26, 2010 at 13:50:59
“Thanks for the link.
"The gala marked the social ascent of Koch, who, at the age of seventy, has become one of the city’s most prominent philanthropists. In 2008, he donated a hundred million dollars to modernize Lincoln Center’s New York State Theatre building, which now bears his name. He has given twenty million to the American Museum of Natural History, whose dinosaur wing is named for him. This spring, after noticing the decrepit state of the fountains outside the Metropolitan Museum of Art, Koch pledged at least ten million dollars for their renovation. He is a trustee of the museum, perhaps the most coveted social prize in the city, and serves on the board of Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center, where, after he donated more than forty million dollars, an endowed chair and a research center were named for him."
g-moi on Aug 26, 2010 at 13:48:17
“Yes and our good old Dick Armey was a lobbyist for a number of years. He lobbied for some incredibly shady organizations and persons.”
“"Many thousands are in want of common necessaries; hundreds of thousands are in want of common comforts, sir.'
'Are there no prisons?"
'Plenty of prisons,' said the gentleman, laying down the pen again.
'And the Union workhouses.' demanded Scrooge. 'Are they still in operation?'
'Both very busy, sir.'
'Oh. I was afraid, from what you said at first, that something had occurred to stop them in their useful course,' said Scrooge. 'I'm very glad to hear it.'”
Justamailman on Aug 23, 2010 at 17:48:51
“Charles Dickens is my favorite author and for that you are FANNED!”
“What I would like to know is how many evil government/big business services these people use without admitting to it. Do they return their Social Security checks? Did they have their water, gas and electricity cut off? Do they refuse to accept mail delivery? Or drive down paved roads or over bridges? The only way these folks can truly be considered "sovereign citizens" is to find a cave in the middle of nowhere and crawl in - as long as it's not on public land!”