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Mitt Romney: 'I Never Paid Less Than 13 Percent' In Taxes

Mitt Romney: 'I Never Paid Less Than 13 Percent' In Taxes

Commented Aug 16, 2012 at 16:52:11 in Politics

“If I was a Republican running for office I'd want to throttle the twit.

He & Ryan are likely to give the house back to the Dems.”
Mitt Romney: 'I Never Paid Less Than 13 Percent' In Taxes

Mitt Romney: 'I Never Paid Less Than 13 Percent' In Taxes

Commented Aug 16, 2012 at 16:47:13 in Politics

“If he somehow thought such a deceptive and incomplete "disclosure" would not make things worse, he's not just dishonest and arrogant- he's stupid too.”
Mitt Romney: 'I Never Paid Less Than 13 Percent' In Taxes

Mitt Romney: 'I Never Paid Less Than 13 Percent' In Taxes

Commented Aug 16, 2012 at 16:44:32 in Politics

“What deceptive phrasing.

Weasel

There must be something dreadful in those returns”

themotorjunkie on Aug 16, 2012 at 16:48:39

“There is. You can't launder money for South American drug lords and declare it. You can only clean so much before your taxes start to smell fishy.”

Ms Disbelef on Aug 16, 2012 at 16:47:23

“Tax amnesty 2009--”
Huffington Post Buys Pollster.com

Huffington Post Buys Pollster.com

Commented Jul 8, 2010 at 10:07:56 in Media

“Just that this site has been on as relentless campaign to harm the Obama presidency. It will bear a great part of the responsibility if the Republicans take congress. Rarely a day passed that they isn't a headline that grossly misrepresents the content of the linked story, always in the direction against the president and the Democrats.”

xlntcat on Jul 8, 2010 at 13:44:16

“Fanned. You have to remember that Ms HP helped seat Bush/Cheney, courted the evangelicals on behalf of her ex and attended the GOP convention in 2004. Now people do modifying their beliefs systems slightly over time but you are talking about radically diverse ideologies.”

MathIsTruth on Jul 8, 2010 at 11:41:59

“This is not an anti-Obama web site. It is a pro-liberal principle web site. Huge difference.

If you want a web site that only says positive things about a person you support, you have two choices. Either support a perfect person, or go to a web site that is not based on liberal principles. Otherwise you are doomed to reading a mixture of positive and negative comments about the person you support.”

Duppy on Jul 8, 2010 at 10:53:06

“Really ? I think I see more pro Obama than anti Obama on HP otherwise I would surely not be on this site. If that is the case, I may as well start watching Fox if I want to see a bunch of anti Obama stories.”

thehawke on Jul 8, 2010 at 10:12:14

“No, the dems will bear a great part of the responsibility if the rethugs take congress.”
Huffington Post Buys Pollster.com

Huffington Post Buys Pollster.com

Commented Jul 8, 2010 at 09:39:05 in Media

“Oh good.

Now we will have polls based on questions based on questions like:

"Do you approve or disapprove of the failed Obama presidency that forced congress to keep Gitmo open?"

An all-time dumb business move. Pollster's brand is now worth zilch.”

cjk002 on Jul 8, 2010 at 12:15:48

“It would help if you knew what you were talking about.

Pollster doesn't do polling, it aggregates polling information in the same way that Huffpost aggregates news.”

Danlantic on Jul 8, 2010 at 10:55:36

“Wrb, the fact is, you've never, ever seen Pollster.com.

That's easy to tell.

Pollster.com never conducts polls. It charts a graph of other people's polls.

For your own sake (and the sake of people who meet you), read more than you write.”

ApolloniaCreed on Jul 8, 2010 at 10:03:20

“You took my comment... lol”

Elbrando on Jul 8, 2010 at 09:58:20

“What?”
NOAA Director Toes BP Line; Won't Confirm Sub-Surface Oil Despite Evidence

NOAA Director Toes BP Line; Won't Confirm Sub-Surface Oil Despite Evidence

Commented Jun 2, 2010 at 21:37:58 in Green

“You've nailed it.

She's doing it right.”
NOAA Director Toes BP Line; Won't Confirm Sub-Surface Oil Despite Evidence

NOAA Director Toes BP Line; Won't Confirm Sub-Surface Oil Despite Evidence

Commented Jun 2, 2010 at 20:19:39 in Green

“You also don't endorse it until verified.

If BP presented some "scientific data" should she endorse it without independent confirmation?”

apogee2perogee on Jun 2, 2010 at 20:54:52

“Thanks. Exactly correct.”
NOAA Director Toes BP Line; Won't Confirm Sub-Surface Oil Despite Evidence

NOAA Director Toes BP Line; Won't Confirm Sub-Surface Oil Despite Evidence

Commented Jun 2, 2010 at 20:14:44 in Green

“Exactly.

Scientists shouldn't speak until they know.

Uninformed popping off is the trade of the media gassbags.

It is good that there are some that still hold higher standards.

I expected better of Mr. Froomkin.

I didn't of this site, unfortunately.”
NOAA Director Toes BP Line; Won't Confirm Sub-Surface Oil Despite Evidence

NOAA Director Toes BP Line; Won't Confirm Sub-Surface Oil Despite Evidence

Commented Jun 2, 2010 at 19:51:37 in Green

“No.

"Tow the line" implies pulling the weight.

Here they are (falsely) accusing her of standing where she is told, so "toe the line" is proper grammatically, albeit hugely improper otherwise.”

FuRyUs on Jun 2, 2010 at 21:29:48

“I guess I'm not going to get an answer.”
NOAA Director Toes BP Line; Won't Confirm Sub-Surface Oil Despite Evidence

NOAA Director Toes BP Line; Won't Confirm Sub-Surface Oil Despite Evidence

Commented Jun 2, 2010 at 19:47:13 in Green

“Jease this place has become disgusting with its twisting of everything to make Obama look bad.

He gave a hugely important speech today on moving the country to clean energy and it is not even mentioned on this site and instead this this garbage is is the lead?

This place now works for Republicans 24/7

This is a scientist being a scientist. If she releases anything prematurely and it proves to be wrong she'll be the next Phil Jones and will be used to discredit science and clean energy just as "climategate" was use to discredit those who are trying to keep us from destroying ourselves.”

TCPITS on Jun 2, 2010 at 20:00:03

“#17. Science is essential -- on the other hand she blew it on camera. Even scientists must be aware of the 24-7 news cycle/bloggosphere”

FairProgressive on Jun 2, 2010 at 19:54:01

“yea, well the thing is.......that is what hussein does, right ? says nice things, gives good speeches

what action do you have that shows same from community organizer ?”

BluebirdofUnhappiness on Jun 2, 2010 at 19:50:17

“Fanned. Methinks you might be a scientist who understands the difference between hypotheses and proving hypotheses”

justsomeguywhocameby on Jun 2, 2010 at 19:49:38

“Fan #15
There a few of us left.”
Gulf Oil Spill: Schumer Calls For Repeal Of Liability Limits

Gulf Oil Spill: Schumer Calls For Repeal Of Liability Limits

Commented Jun 1, 2010 at 08:53:22 in Green

“Both Merkowski and Inhoffe have blocked it.

However, not one republican has come out against protecting BP. They all seem to think that the taxpayer and the people of the gulf should foot the bill.”

heronpoint on Jun 1, 2010 at 08:59:46

“From Robert Creamer post home page: they want to privitize profit, socialize risk.”
Gulf Oil Spill: Schumer Calls For Repeal Of Liability Limits

Gulf Oil Spill: Schumer Calls For Repeal Of Liability Limits

Commented Jun 1, 2010 at 08:13:44 in Green

“I think a criminal investigation should be held into Cheney's meeting. All of this started there.

BP had four people on his energy task force.

Members:

Eli Bebout, "an old friend of Cheney's from Wyoming who serves in the state Senate and owns an oil and drilling company", visited in March 2001.[6]
Red Cavaney, "president of the American Petroleum Institute, also met with Lundquist"[7]
Jack N. Gerard, "then with the National Mining Association, had a meeting with Lundquist and other staffers" in February 2001.[8]
Wayne Gibbens and Alby Modiano, U.S. Oil and Gas Association.[9]
Alan Huffman, "Conoco manager until the 2002 merger with Phillips, confirmed meeting with the task force staff."[10]
Kenneth L. Lay, then head of Enron, "came by for the first of two meetings."[11]
Bob Malone, BP regional president, and
Peter Davies, BP chief economist,
Graham Barr BP
Deb Beaubien. BP[12]
Steven Miller, Shell Oil chairman, "and two others."[13]

Sir Mark Moody-Stuart, Royal Dutch/Shell Group's chairman.[14]

James J. Rouse, former Exxon vice president. In 2005 Rouse "denied the meeting took place."[15] In 2007, Rouse was revealed to be "One of the first visitors, on Feb. 14, [2001] ... then vice president of Exxon Mobil and a major donor to the Bush inauguration".[16]

J. Robinson West, "chairman of the Washington-based consulting firm PFC Energy and an old friend of Cheney's" met with Cheney.[17]”

Bloggerrogr on Jun 1, 2010 at 11:15:41

“wrb;
The reason for the secret meeting was not to discuss 'energy policy'. The meeting was for the purpose of transmitting to the VP the exact locations of the oil fields which were to be taken and protected first in the upcoming invasion of Iraq.

FWIW”
Gulf Oil Spill: Schumer Calls For Repeal Of Liability Limits

Gulf Oil Spill: Schumer Calls For Repeal Of Liability Limits

Commented Jun 1, 2010 at 07:41:42 in Green

“Blowing mirrors?

Ouch”
Gulf Oil Spill: Schumer Calls For Repeal Of Liability Limits

Gulf Oil Spill: Schumer Calls For Repeal Of Liability Limits

Commented Jun 1, 2010 at 07:08:23 in Green

“When people claim that oil is cheaper than clean energy they are neglecting the huge subsidies oil gets and the huge external costs it imposes on us. The liability cap is one such subsidy.

Let the price reflect the real cost including the damage done here, health effects, the cost of a military that can secure the supply routes, ocean acidification and climate change and the market would swiftly bring about a shift to cheaper clean alternatives.”

Bloggerrogr on Jun 1, 2010 at 11:20:25

“wrb;
If that were the case, a gallon of gas would cost around $15.
Your point is well taken!

FWIW”
Mike Mullen: Oil Industry Has Better Technology For BP Oil Spill Response

Mike Mullen: Oil Industry Has Better Technology For BP Oil Spill Response

Commented May 31, 2010 at 10:47:40 in Green

“That would just be a taxpayer subsidy for oil, making it that much harder for alternatives to compete.

Better to require industry to spend the money needed for safety.”

max hp on May 31, 2010 at 12:35:34

“Costs must be passed on to the oil industry.

The WH has a blank cheque from BP, the moral authority and national support, if only it would care to use it.”
Mike Mullen: Oil Industry Has Better Technology For BP Oil Spill Response

Mike Mullen: Oil Industry Has Better Technology For BP Oil Spill Response

Commented May 31, 2010 at 10:44:55 in Green

“Sure it would have. Always start a relief well when you start any well, including an exploratory well. Canada requires this.”
Mike Mullen: Oil Industry Has Better Technology For BP Oil Spill Response

Mike Mullen: Oil Industry Has Better Technology For BP Oil Spill Response

Commented May 31, 2010 at 10:28:07 in Green

“The problem is that there is no certainty that the first relief well will work. They had great difficulty with this well even before it blew and considered abandoning it. Redundancy is needed so that if the first relief well fails it isn't a situation of starting from scratch and another 3 months”
Mike Mullen: Oil Industry Has Better Technology For BP Oil Spill Response

Mike Mullen: Oil Industry Has Better Technology For BP Oil Spill Response

Commented May 31, 2010 at 10:19:22 in Green

“The key problem is the liability cap and the resulting incentive structure. As it is BP has to pay for all the clean up done but effectively none of the damage that results from an inadequate clean up. Thus BP's self interest could be thought to be best served by scrimping on the cleanup. I don't think it is but they seem to.

Obama has sought to raise or eliminate the cap. This would be the best solution but Republicans have blocked it.

Now that it is becoming clear that BP is going cheap and Republicans are running their interference Obama should either force BP to hire all available resources- all boats on the gulf coast, all dedicated clean up rigs in the world- or just do it and send them the bill.

At stopping the leak I don't see how he could do better except perhaps by demanding that a couple more relief wells be started to improve the odds now that the odds are that a relief well is the only solution.

A science denialist administration never would have deployed Chu's team. Obama deserves major kudos for that.”

KarateKid on May 31, 2010 at 10:21:29

“They've already started the relief well, but it takes months to finish it. Who knows, by that time, all the oil in that field may have gushed out. It is like pus coming from a carbuncle, eventually the pressure subsides and it just stops coming out.”
Obama Visits Coastal Louisiana For Oil Spill Update

Obama Visits Coastal Louisiana For Oil Spill Update

Commented May 28, 2010 at 15:42:53 in Politics

“Obama was very impressive.

No waffling about responsibility, "the buck stops here" on top of things, concerned & and ready to cut through log jams for the people.”

CanuckCanuck WhosThere on May 28, 2010 at 15:48:23

“Yep, that's it :)”

navretvet on May 28, 2010 at 15:46:38

“It's all rhetoric. He's a great campaigner but when it comes to action he looks impotent. like venice6 says "WHERE ARE THE TANKERS"? Any bets that no one goes to jail for this?”
Howard Fineman: On Oil Spill, Obama 'Put Too Much Trust In Technology And Business' (VIDEO)

Howard Fineman: On Oil Spill, Obama 'Put Too Much Trust In Technology And Business' (VIDEO)

Commented May 28, 2010 at 10:36:29 in Green

“Exactly right. This site has been one of the worst offenders. They haven't linked to a single substantive article about what is being done. Just this kind emo from airheads stuff.”
'Top Kill' SUSPENDED: Too Much 'Mud' Escaping, BP Hopes To Resume Plug Attempt

'Top Kill' SUSPENDED: Too Much 'Mud' Escaping, BP Hopes To Resume Plug Attempt

Commented May 27, 2010 at 20:59:53 in Green

“The bulk of the oil isn't on the surface. They are skimming and burning it, however, and today they announced that the amount captured is going down because there is less there to capture.”

had-enough on May 27, 2010 at 21:22:45

“It runs so deep all marine life are dead! NOT to forget our 11 deceased Americans and the stress that the survivors were put through. All for the sake of $$$$$$$ BP ignores OSHA safety regs.”
'Top kill' Appears To Have Halted Flow In Gulf, According To Coast Guard

'Top kill' Appears To Have Halted Flow In Gulf, According To Coast Guard

Commented May 27, 2010 at 12:13:47 in Green

“1) it wasn't thought possible until Steven Wu's gamma ray imaging showed that the blow out preventer was sufficiently intact and sufficiently constricted for it to work. So perhaps Obama's guy really did save the day.

There was a huge amount of prep work to be done 5000' under the ocean, including rebuilding and modifying part of the BOP. Normally this work would have taken months.

This describes what was done and includes some great graphics.

http://www.theoildrum.com/node/6505
Exclusive: Menendez Introducing Unlimited Cap On BP Damages

Exclusive: Menendez Introducing Unlimited Cap On BP Damages

Commented May 26, 2010 at 10:20:30 in Politics

“Excellent.

Liability caps are just a hidden subsidy. Oil companies and consumers don't pay the full cost of oil and thus clean alternatives appear more expensive when if the external cost of oil- pollution, climate change, ocean acidification and a military capable of securing supply lines- are counted, alternative energy is much cheaper.

Get rid of all liability caps. Then tax oil to pay for the military and its other hidden subsidies. With oil accurately priced the market will quickly force a switch to clean sources.”
Gulf Oil Spill Cause: BP Tells Feds Key Areas Probed, Says There Were 'Combination Of Failures'

Gulf Oil Spill Cause: BP Tells Feds Key Areas Probed, Says There Were 'Combination Of Failures'

Commented May 25, 2010 at 11:51:29 in Green

“What totally uninformed BS.

The Huffpo headline that directs to this page isn't much better. There are specific resources the government doesn't have that prevent it from doing the deep work by itself. They haven't claimed insufficient resources to do the rest.

What they've been doing:

http://www.reefrelieffounders.com/drilling/2010/05/22/l-a-times-engineering-a-solution-to-the-oil-spill/
Gulf Oil Spill Cause: BP Tells Feds Key Areas Probed, Says There Were 'Combination Of Failures'

Gulf Oil Spill Cause: BP Tells Feds Key Areas Probed, Says There Were 'Combination Of Failures'

Commented May 25, 2010 at 11:35:07 in Green

“No, that was a return trip. They were down there the first week, as was Obama”
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