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Old 05-21-2012, 10:23 PM   #346
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Hey, at least they're not in some of the economies that have tried austerity! What's that, fifty percent youth unemployment in Spain?
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i'm sure the economy would be just soaring today with McCain/Palin at the helm!
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I'm working. Granted, it's not bringing in tons of dough, but it's work nonetheless.
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Old 05-22-2012, 02:49 AM   #349
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i'm sure the economy would be just soaring today with McCain/Palin at the helm!
massive tax cuts* fix everything!











* in everything except defense because we gotta stay the course and blow shit up
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Old 05-22-2012, 08:42 AM   #350
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massive tax cuts* fix everything!

* in everything except defense because we gotta stay the course and blow shit up
Actually, those probably would have helped things (it's still Keynesian stimulus), but not if accompanied by extreme austerity. The latter is what would have been scary.
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Or maybe Tebow taught him...


Pundit Press: Did White House Doctor Photo of President "Throwing" Football?
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Old 05-22-2012, 01:57 PM   #352
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The reality is that a president McCain would likely have pursued a very similar stimulus as well, because it was the only rational course of action.

And the GOP would be falling all over itself about 21 straight months of job growth and having avoided a second Great Depression.
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Someone should tell the conspiracy nut jobs that you throw a football differently than a baseball. Especially if your hands are too small to properly palm the ball. They should also explain jpeg artifacting
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Brandon Weeden has apparently been doctored all season long for Oklahoma State.
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Dropping this article from 2008 in here about the disaster of Guantanamo because I haven't seen the issue outlined so clearly before. Key paragraphs:

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Before we get to the new statistics corroborating this startling fact, a quick review of how the detainees got to Guantanamo in the first place is helpful. Given the fog of propaganda surrounding the Guantanamo prisoners -- whom former Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld once famously described as the worst of the worst -- you might be surprised to learn that, according to the Pentagon itself, only 5 percent of detainees at the prison were ever apprehended by U.S. forces to begin with. And only another 4 percent were ever alleged to have actually been fighting at all.

Why is that? Almost all of the detainees were turned over to U.S. forces by foreigners, either with an ax to grind or, more often, for a hefty bounty or reward. After U.S. forces invaded Afghanistan in late 2001, they doled out rewards of about $5,000 or more to Pakistanis and Afghans for each detainee turned over. Contrary to standard law enforcement practice, the U.S. military accepted the uncorroborated allegations of the award claimants with little independent investigation.

Now, under much pressure, the Pentagon has released more than 500 detainees over the past three years, while some 270 remain. Based on statistics about the fate of other released prisoners in other contexts, it would not have been surprising if many of these men had resumed their lives of terrorist crimes and illegal warfare. In the United States, more than two thirds of state prisoners are rearrested for serious new crimes within three years, according to the Department of Justice.

Terrorists are criminals too -- indeed, ideologically committed ones. Every reasonable expectation would lead to the conclusion that the rate of recidivism for terrorists should be as high as, if not higher than, it is for other criminals. But guess what happened to the more than 500 terrorist detainees that the United States has released during the last three years? Only a handful has gone back to terrorism or the battlefield.
You can be harsh without being a dunderheaded moron, but we got both.
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The president came to my city.

We sent him a bill.

Rich beach town bills Obama $35K for campaign visit
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Obama Awards Medal of Freedom to Democratic Socialists of America Chair

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President Obama awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom on Tuesday to Dolores Huerta, an 82-year-old labor activist and co-founder of the United Farm Workers union.

Huerta is also an honorary chair of the Democratic Socialists of America.

DSA describes itself as “the largest socialist organization in the United States, and the principal U.S. affiliate of the Socialist International.”

Huerta has claimed, “Republicans hate Latinos,” and has spoken fondly of Hugo Chavez’s despotic regime in Venezuela.
Just keep repeating; he's a pragmatic centrist, he's a pragmatic centrist, he's a pragmatic centrist...
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Old 06-02-2012, 07:30 PM   #358
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He is. The other guy isn't. See, giving an award to someone doesn't automatically mean you align yourself with their views on everything.

Can we find a new argument, please?
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Old 06-02-2012, 08:59 PM   #359
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Just keep repeating; he's a pragmatic centrist, he's a pragmatic centrist, he's a pragmatic centrist...
Wow, we're really stretching aren't we?

He also awarded George H, so I guess he's secretly Republican too?

There's a school in Texas named after this HONORARY chair of the Democratic Socialists of America, do you think Texas is becoming socialist?

Desperation is a tender trap my friend.
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That elementary school is in Fort Worth, too, which ain't no Austin.
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