Monday, September 1, 2014

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Ted Cruz: ‘Kitty cat’ Obama should be more like ‘Russian bear’ Putin
Texas Sen. Ted Cruz (R) took a swipe at President Barack Obama’s foreign policy decisions in a speech on Saturday at conservative think tank Americans for Prosperity’s Defending the American Dream summit in Dallas.

I don't know who's scarier, Ted Cruz or his Christian crazed father.

GOP POLL: Women see the GOP as "the guy trying to break down my door in a home security alarm commercial."- LOLGOP

The World Is A Safer Place Without Saddam

People who were certain the Iraq War was the right move are unsure of Obama's approach to ISIS. Kind of exactly why we elected him.- LOLGOP

Israel Throws Fuel On The Fire
Israel announced on Sunday a land appropriation in the occupied West Bank that an anti-settlement group termed the biggest in 30 years, drawing Palestinian condemnation and a U.S. rebuke.

Obama drones Muslims, doesn't pray to Mecca, attended Wright's church & supports Gay Marriage?  And you can't see that he's clearly Muslim?- John Fugelsang

Republican Shenanigans

Fundraiser For Ferguson Cop Shut Down
After raising more than $400,000 for the police officer who killed an unarmed black 18-year-old in Ferguson, Mo., two online donation pages appear to have been shut down by their organizers without explanation this weekend.

If the GOP were "stuck in the past," women would appreciate it. Barry Goldwater was a big fan of Planned Parenthood. - LOLGOP

Twenty-five states have refused to expand Medicaid under the Affordable Care Act. That leaves millions of people in the gap between being poor enough to qualify for existing Medicaid, and too poor to qualify for the subsidies available to buy private insurance on the health exchanges. Refusing the expansion is a political decision by Republican state lawmakers that will have a big economic impact for those states. What it will also cause, according to a new study from Harvard University and the City University of New York, is eight million people remaining uninsured, and up to 17,000 premature and avoidable deaths.

I like how people who claim 1 party lets the poor rip us off for millions tend to support the party that let the rich rip us off for billions.- John Fugelsang

Rock The Voter News

Koch Bros Voter Data To Be Shared With GOP
A secretive data and technology company linked to conservative oil billionaires Charles and David Koch has reached an agreement to share its information with the “voter file and data management company” that holds an exclusive agreement with the Republican National Committee. This will allow the Republican Party full access to voter data collected by the Koch’s Freedom Partners entities and clients — and entrenches the Kochs’ network even deeper into the GOP.

The odds of living to age 100 will double by 2020, as will the odds of having to work at Walmart 'til you're 90.- John Fugelsang

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REMINDER: As unions go down, so do middle class incomes.- LOLGOP

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Corporations want to leave America to avoid taxes. 

Immigrants want to stay and pay taxes.

Guess which one the GOP considers "people."- LOLGOP

What actually trickles down:

1. Union membership
2. Middle class income
3. Quality of Bushes 


Dumbing Down The Media: Gannett Spells Its Name Wrong
Copy editors are a necessity in any newsroom, but sadly, the positions are slowly disappearing.

Recently, Gannett sacked a hefty amount of editors from its various titles across the nation, and the decision appears to have affected the top dogs. Gannett U.S. Community Publishing President Bob Dickey’s second quarter newsletter, released Wednesday, contained a major typo: Gannett was misspelled.

“There Are Two Typos Of People In This World: Those Who Can Edit And Those Who Can’t” 
― Jarod Kintz

How about a nail polish for men to wear that reminds them women are entitled to their own bodies?- LOLGOP


In 10 Days I Will Be 65. I'm Starting Early To Celebrate Because It Will Take A Long Time To Light All Those Candles.


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"Life breaks free. Life expands to new territories. Painfully, perhaps even dangerously. But life finds a way." - Dr. Ian Malcolm, Jurassic Park


Friday, August 29, 2014

Five of Cliven Bundy’s grandchildren pulled from school over ban on carrying pocket knives

Five of Cliven Bundy’s grandchildren pulled from school over ban on carrying pocket knives
Five of anti-government rancher Cliven Bundy’s grandchildren were removed from their Nevada schools because of a ban on bringing knives onto their respective campuses.

Whether it's birth control or carbon pollution, Republicans just don't believe men should have to pay for their emissions.- LOLGOP

I would add guns to the above GOP quote.

The World Is A Safer Place Without Saddam

From The Ukraine, On To The Arctic. Putin Is On The Move. Conservatives Aghast At Obama's Tan Suit!
The Russian president, Vladimir Putin, has hit back at accusations that he has effectively invaded Ukraine, accusing Ukrainian forces of behaving like Nazis in the conflict in the east and ominously threatening to take his standoff with the west into the disputed Arctic. 

Feels like ISIS should owe Bush and Cheney a royalty or residuals or something.- LOLGOP

George Bush's Fortunetelling Skills From 2003
"The establishment of a free Iraq at the heart of the Middle East will be a watershed event in the global democratic revolution,"- George W. Bush November, 2003

I don't think Vladimir Putin is going to endorse in the 2016 GOP primary but several of the GOP candidates may endorse him.- LOLGOP

Don't Mess With Texas Russia
 President Vladimir Putin said on Friday Russia's armed forces, backed by its nuclear arsenal, were ready to meet any aggression, declaring at a pro-Kremlin youth camp that foreign states should understand: "It's best not to mess with us."

I wanna see that film? W/all those middle-aged macho white guys dressing up like paramilitary types? What's it called?  Oh yeah, Ferguson.- John Fugelsang


Republican Shenanigans

97 of the 100 poorest counties are in GOP-controlled states, but don’t worry, I’m sure they can get it to 100 if they stay the course.- Top Conservative Cat

COPS! TV Show Needs To Be Replaced by CITIZENS!
Police in a West Virginia city altered video evidence in the death of a mentally ill black man who was shot and killed last year during a confrontation with officers, a lawyer for the victim’s family said on Thursday.

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Policing The Police
An appeals court overturned a federal court ruling and allowed a lawsuit to proceed against five Anaheim police officers who fatally shot a drug suspect five years ago.

All Senators who voted against Patriot Act renewal 2012 fit in 1 tweet: Sanders, Merkley, Begich, Baucus, Tester, Murkowski, Paul,& Heller.- John Fugelsang

Rock The Voter News

Republican Bully Is A Union Boss
A prominent police union president infuriated Mayor Bill de Blasio this week when he urged Democrats to keep the Democratic National Convention out of Brooklyn.

That president, it turns out, is a registered Republican.

I'm old enough to recall when "Patriot" meant "guy who loves America" not "angry guy w/bald eagle fetish who hates lots of other Americans."- John Fugelsang

To Recline Or Not To Recline?
Inching into another passenger's knee space has some fliers itching for a fight.
In the second serious airline legroom argument reported this week, a reportedly irate passenger caused a flight from Miami to Paris to divert to Boston on Wednesday.

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US economy grew 4.2% in 2nd quarter, thanks in no small part to all the people employed in Benghazi investigations. - Top Conservative Cat

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Ferguson Is Being Sued.
A group of people caught up in unrest in Ferguson, Missouri, after a white officer killed a black teenager, sued local officials on Thursday, alleging civil rights violations through arrests and police assaults with rubber bullets and tear gas.

It's Labor Day weekend. Labor Day, of course, is a holiday where people take three days off from being unemployed. - David Letterman



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Blue Ridge Parkway, Virginia.


Thursday, August 28, 2014

New edition tomorrow

Thank you for dropping by. There will be a new edition tomorrow.

I spent the morning in Santa Cruz. Sigh, the never ending legal hoops I have to jump through caused by the evil esposo. All good vibes are gladly accepted!

I did take a few good photographs along the way. It is such a beautiful ride to Santa Cruz. It was a bit cloudy but a gorgeous morning, about 75°.

Freshly planted rice fields outside of Santa Cruz, Costa Rica

We stopped along the way to enjoy a small creek which doubles as a road during dry season.

Luna says hi!

Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Climate change is a hoax

The Obama administration will seek a non-binding international accord – rather than a treaty – at a United Nations climate summit in Paris next year on reducing the greenhouse gas emissions that contribute to global warming, The New York Times reported Wednesday.

It's the poorer people in tropical zones who will get really hit by climate change - as well as some ecosystems, which nobody wants to see disappear. - Bill Gates

The World Is A Safer Place Without Saddam

Navy Nurse Refuses To Force Feed Gitmo Inmate
A Navy nurse who was the first, and apparently only, member of the medical staff at Guantanamo to refuse to take part in the feeding of hunger striking prisoners has had his assignment cut short at the U.S. base in Cuba, officials said Tuesday.

"I have never killed a man, but I have read many obituaries with great pleasure."
- Clarence Darrow

Wow. Computer Chips For Vets.
When President Obama on Tuesday highlighted 19 executive actions he says he is taking to improve the mental health of U.S. troops and veterans, one of them centered on a particularly novel effort: The development of new computer chips designed to modulate the nervous system to help with everything from arthritis to post-traumatic stress.

Republican Shenanigans

On a scale of 1 to Begging Mitt Romney to Run, how afraid are GOP donors that they're going to get stuck with Ted Cruz or Rand Paul?- LOLGOP

When All Else Fails, Sue Obama!
Louisiana Governor Bobby Jindal filed suit on Wednesday against the Obama administration, arguing that it has coerced states into adopting Common Core education standards.

Bill O'Reilly: "I don't believe in White Privilege. It's not real like, say, the War On Christmas."- Top Conservative Cat

Tonight on 'Hannity' - How the S&P just broke 2000 for the first time!  Plus, more on Obama's socialist agenda!- John Fugelsang

Rock The Voter News

If your heroes are Ronald Reagan and Vladimir Putin, you just like bad actors who ride horses.- LOLGOP

I support legalization of all drugs but only because I want to see the advertising.- John Fugelsang

The Dark Side of Hollyweird
Actor and anti-vaccine advocate Rob Schneider contacted California Gov. Jerry Brown’s office (D) claiming to possess documents showing that the Centers for Disease Control has hidden data showing Black children are at a particularly high risk of developing autism from vaccines.

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Canada is one of the very few countries in the world that has NO criminal law restricting abortion at all. - LOLGOP

Hey USA: Companies Leave Costa Rica, Too!
August 27th, 2014 ( Yanber S.A, a Costa Rican producer of plastic bags and packaging, has announced it will relocate to Nicaragua, laying off all 180 of its staff in Costa Rica.

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PRESIDENT ROMNEY: Though this is the best year for job growth since 1999, it will be improve when we finish banning naughty marriage.- LOLGOP

Oh, Goody, Another Government Shutdown Looming.
Conservatives in the U.S. Congress who object to President Barack Obama's immigration policies are threatening to tie a must-pass budget bill to the issue, making for a possible showdown in September and raising the specter of a government shutdown.

You never hear about white-on-white crime or -- as I like to call it -- "swing dancing."- LOLGOP



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Tayrona National Park, Santa Marta, Colombia.