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  • Obama: Millionaires Should Pay At Least 30 Percent in Taxes [No Deductions: Households Over $250k]

    01/24/2012 11:39:37 PM PST · 44 of 76
    Question Liberal Authority to Deo volente
    Warren Buffett paid a tax rate of only 11% last year on a gross income of $62 million.

    Warren Buffett has accumulated a net worth of about $39 billion over a period of about 60 years. On average, he's gained $650 million per year in wealth, more than 10 times his "gross income".

    He's been able to accumulate so much in part because he's structured his entire life to pay as little in taxes as possible. Income tax doesn't hurt "the wealthy". It hurts those who are trying to become wealthy, and those who hope to sell goods and services to the wealthy.

    The most astonishing thing to me about Mitt's tax return is that it was 500 pages long. That's a Tolstoy novel. An American citizen shouldn't have to file 500 pages of paperwork to the Federal government over the course of their entire life.
  • TMZ: Demi Moore Treated At Hospital For Substance Abuse

    01/24/2012 6:17:24 PM PST · 2 of 23
    Question Liberal Authority to BenLurkin

    That would explain the whole dating Aston Kutcher thing.

  • State of the Union: Obama Could Either Do A Truman or A Clinton, But He Can't Run On Hope Again

    01/24/2012 6:12:58 PM PST · 3 of 11
    Question Liberal Authority to Steelfish
    Not true. There is a 3rd way. Where you proclaim the personal secretary of the world's richest man as some sort of oppressed victim because a different man whom she never met only paid $6 million in taxes.

    It's a long shot, but it just might work.
  • Gingrich draws thousands in Fla. while Romney's, Santorum's crowds number in hundreds

    01/24/2012 5:47:01 PM PST · 8 of 87
    Question Liberal Authority to County Agent Hank Kimball
    some in the Sarasota crowd began chanting, "Kenya! Kenya!" a reference to the home of Obama's father.

    Yes. That is precisely what the crowd meant. It is a long standing tradition in American politics that one mocks the birthplace of the opposing candidate's father.
  • Seeking to restore trust, a Chicago newspaper halts political endorsements

    01/24/2012 5:20:06 PM PST · 5 of 16
    Question Liberal Authority to Cboldt
    "Objectivity" is the big lie. The press never was objective.

    Exactly. When Thomas Jefferson said all those wonderful things about newspapers, he was a newspaper publisher at the time.
  • Pelosi On A Gingrich Presidency: "That Will Never Happen"

    01/24/2012 4:45:37 PM PST · 6 of 57
    Question Liberal Authority to Jet Jaguar

    So we have to nominate Gingrich to find out why we shouldn’t nominate Gingrich?

  • GOP angst: Gingrich's rise could be their downfall (CNN hit piece with contribution from John King)

    01/24/2012 2:49:18 PM PST · 34 of 44
    Question Liberal Authority to SeekAndFind

    Why quote all these anonymous sources, when there are plenty of people who will publicly state the same thing? If someone was saying something bad about Obama, you’d know their name, their employer’s name, their spouse’s name, their medical history, 3 rebuttals from Democrat operatives and speculation as to whether or not the person might be a racist.

  • Who's Greedy? Obama Gave 1% to Charity, Romney Gave 15%

    01/24/2012 2:38:14 PM PST · 6 of 22
    Question Liberal Authority to grundle

    Obama gave billions to Soros, the SEIU, ACORN, the United Auto Workers and plenty of other worthwhile charities.

  • To know what the president plans to say tonight, take a look at the guest list

    01/24/2012 2:34:44 PM PST · 7 of 10
    Question Liberal Authority to SeekAndFind
    Incidentally, Warren Buffett actually WAS in an open marriage. His wife left him, though she remained married to him. Then she then found him a replacement. Warren lived openly with his mistress for many years and Christmas cards would be signed by all 3. After his wife died, Warren married his mistress.

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Susan_Buffett
  • Abortion safer than giving birth: study (Yes, it has come to this)

    01/24/2012 2:25:03 PM PST · 2 of 29
    Question Liberal Authority to SeekAndFind

    So does that mean abstinence is safer than having sex?

  • Vanity: Has Ann Coulter Taken Over The Drudge Report?

    01/24/2012 2:13:52 PM PST · 71 of 73
    Question Liberal Authority to JediJones
    That’s a classic liberal trap, claiming that because someone is immoral that they cannot or should not be a spokesman for morality.

    I know a woman who is a moderate Republican. Her parents got divorced and marital fidelity is a big issue with her. When Donald Trump was floating his trial balloons, she was like "I'd never vote for him. He cheated on his wife.". Now she's the same way with Gingrich. "How could anyone vote for him? He cheated on his wife.". I'd say something like, "he balanced the Federal Budget and reformed Welfare.", but she doesn't want to hear a word of it.

    People say Bill Clinton wasn't hurt by his philandering, but he's still a late-night punchline to this day. And if you take Bill Clinton out of the equation, it's certainly hurt Tiger Woods, who at one time was one of the most popular human beings on the face of the Earth. Philandering hasn't helped Al Gore, Mark Sanford, Jesse Jackson, Eliot Spitzer, Arnold Schwarzenegger or Charlie Sheen much in the public eye.

    OTOH, Brad Pitt is held in high esteem in some circles, so a man in the public eye can recover from a messy divorce, provided he does good works and looks like Brad Pitt.

    I do believe that someone like Newt might be able to recover enough to win an election. Certainly, he's demonstrated that he can get women to vote for him better than Romney has demonstrated that he's "the most electable".

    But for some people, Romney is the last man standing and they're going with Romney. I think that's what might have happened with Ann Coulter. She was begging Chris Christie to get into the race, and when he didn't, she went all gaga for Mitt. Now people are like "gosh, who knew she could be so nasty to people with whom she disagreed", but she's always had a sharp tongue. It's just some people around here never found themselves on the other side of an argument with her before.
  • Couch potatoes gain weight without eating

    01/24/2012 1:17:51 PM PST · 11 of 28
    Question Liberal Authority to DeoVindiceSicSemperTyrannis

    We need warning labels on sofas and a Federal tax on “luxury chairs”. Then we need to haul La-Z-Boy’s CEO in front of Congress and get him to admit that he purposely made the chairs addictive and directed advertisements toward children. Then there needs to be a class action lawsuit for billions of dollars in damages, with the money going toward health care. It’s for the children.

  • Vanity: Has Ann Coulter Taken Over The Drudge Report?

    01/24/2012 1:07:22 PM PST · 63 of 73
    Question Liberal Authority to JediJones
    I like a lot of things about Newt, but I don't see how he has any credibility when it comes to defining "marriage". Even months ago, Jay Leno was telling jokes like "Newt believes marriage is a sacred bond between a man, his mistress, and the woman he cheated on his first wife with."

    I agree that Mitt won't have any credibility on the issue. "The courts made me do it" is a weak defense, and his defense of RomneyCare is that it's a state issue, not a Federal issue. So wouldn't the same thing apply to marriage?

    Ron Paul obviously won't do anything to ban gay marriage, unless the marriage is between two members of the Federal Reserve Board.

    If gay marriage is your #1 issue, then Santorum might be your only bet.
  • You Might Be a Conservative If.....

    01/24/2012 12:48:14 PM PST · 8 of 33
    Question Liberal Authority to reformed_dem
    You believe in a woman's right to choose which kind of light bulb to buy.

    You believe that a person casting a ballot for President Of The United States should be prepared to show at least as much identification as a person renting a video.
  • If Newt’s Divorce is Fair Game, So is Obama’s Cocaine Use

    01/24/2012 12:34:28 PM PST · 17 of 58
    Question Liberal Authority to tcrlaf
    I'd love to see Gallup ask a poll question - "Obama admitted in his biography that he was a heavy cocaine user in his youth. If it was discovered that he financed his drug habit by becoming a homosexual prostitute, would you be more likely or less likely to vote for him?"

    Then I'd like to see all of the major networks report on the results, and the pundits discuss which swing states this might affect.

    However, isn't Gingrich's position that his divorce is not fair game?
  • Andrea Mitchell: Romney Adviser Said Party Elites Will Find Alternative If he Can't Win Florida

    01/24/2012 12:14:57 PM PST · 87 of 212
    Question Liberal Authority to Warthog-2
    I thought Palin endorsed Gingrich?

    My impression was that Palin was advocating that South Carolina voters vote for the most viable Not-Romney, so that the election wouldn't be wrapped up after 3 states.

    Most people are calling it a quasi-endorsement.

    Todd Palin did endorse Gingrich outright, but officially, he "went rogue" doing so.
  • Andrea Mitchell: Romney Adviser Said Party Elites Will Find Alternative If he Can't Win Florida

    01/24/2012 12:02:13 PM PST · 80 of 212
    Question Liberal Authority to milagro
    Besides the "Mitt Is Electable" argument, the one I hear most is "Mitt Won't Lose The House And Senate" argument. Both of those arguments seem strange to me. If Mitt is electable, why doesn't he win more elections? And if you want to elect a bunch of Republicans to congress, wouldn't the first person you'd call be Newt Gingrich?

    Newt actually did orchestrate the Republican takeover of 1994. Even if he doesn't win the presidency, I could see him coming up with a solid Republican platform which would nationalize the down-ticket elections and sweep a bunch of reform-minded conservatives into office.

    The pro-Romney crowd also likes to chime that "with Mitt the election will be about Obama, but with Newt it will be all about Newt". This also seems wrong to me. In every Mitt Romney election, Mitt Romney himself is a major issue. Whereas, Newt is generally about big ideas and governing philosophy.
  • Vanity: Has Ann Coulter Taken Over The Drudge Report?

    01/24/2012 11:49:24 AM PST · 43 of 73
    Question Liberal Authority to ansel12
    You worked in Palin and defended Romney, you made it pretty clear where you are at.

    I'm where I've always been at. A guy on a message board who shares his observations about topics which interest me.

    I don't really care who wins the Republican nomination. But somehow, some people conclude by this that I must care very deeply.
  • Vanity: Has Ann Coulter Taken Over The Drudge Report?

    01/24/2012 11:38:08 AM PST · 42 of 73
    Question Liberal Authority to Kazan
    What are his pluses? I don't see one in his record as governor.

    He understands how businesses and markets work, how wealth is created in the private economy, and how to build organizations. Also, he probably doesn't cheat on his wife.

    Doesn't mean I'll vote for him in the primary (which will probably be irrelevant by the time it reaches my state anyway), but it doesn't make me a raving Mittbot to acknowledge his strengths.
  • Warren Buffett’s Secretary to Sit with Michelle Obama at State of the Union

    01/24/2012 11:27:50 AM PST · 10 of 36
    Question Liberal Authority to Nachum
    Why doesn't Obama just lower the secretary's tax rate down to 13.9%?

    Or why doesn't Warren Buffett simply pay her more money?

    Berkshire Hathaway hasn't paid a dividend in something like 40 years. The reason? So that shareholders don't have to pay the double taxation of corporate taxes and dividends.

    If Mitt's income came from dividends, he should pay $0 in taxes. Or if dividend income is to be taxed as ordinary income, then the corporation shouldn't pay taxes on its earnings. Either way would be fine with me.
  • Bill McCollum: Crist Ties Hurting Romney

    01/24/2012 11:17:27 AM PST · 2 of 12
    Question Liberal Authority to 2ndDivisionVet

    Crist? Wasn’t he the “more electable” alternative to that rabid tea party extremist, Marco Rubio? The one who wouldn’t scare off moderates and independents?

  • Vanity: Has Ann Coulter Taken Over The Drudge Report?

    01/24/2012 11:04:01 AM PST · 39 of 73
    Question Liberal Authority to Politics4US
    Look at what the establishment did after O’Donnell won the primary.

    You're right. I still hear some fervent anti-Newt people railing against O'Donnell to this day. Yet, those same people will never mention the "acceptable" candidates like Linda McMahon or Meg Whitman who also lost.

    Someone recently compared the "Mitt Is Most Electable" crowd to the John Kerry supporters in 2004. Their skewed polling and twisted logic told them that Kerry won the election before the votes were even cast. Then, when the votes were actually counted, they screamed fraud.

    If you're going to use the "electability" argument, it should be used with someone who actually has a track record of winning elections. And even then, you should take it with a grain of salt.
  • Andrea Mitchell: Romney Adviser Said Party Elites Will Find Alternative If he Can't Win Florida

    01/24/2012 10:49:52 AM PST · 18 of 212
    Question Liberal Authority to SeekAndFind
    I really don't understand this way of thinking. If people don't want Romney, they sure as heck won't want Bush. You think the Occupy crowd are going to rally around Bush? You think that all these moderates and independents that Romney is supposed to have sewn up in the general election are going to support Bush? You just had 19 debates and a year of campaigning and you're going to call it a do-over? Jeb Bush's biggest support is in Florida, and he could barely deliver that to his own brother in the year 2000.

    How about admitting that the nomination process is fatally flawed and come up with a new one that doesn't involve perpetually sucking up to the voters of Iowa, New Hampshire, South Carolina and Florida every 4 years? The freaking American Idol is chosen through a more rational process than the President Of The United States. How about something like the NCAA tournament, where you get 64 different candidates from around the country and they battle it out in regional contests until you get a final four, and then chose one of the four at the actual convention? Or how about letting states that actually voted for the Republican in the last election choose the Republican candidate in the next election?
  • Andrea Mitchell: Romney Adviser Said Party Elites Will Find Alternative If he Can't Win Florida

    01/24/2012 10:38:59 AM PST · 2 of 212
    Question Liberal Authority to SeekAndFind

    One alternative would be to support the nominee.

  • Vanity: Has Ann Coulter Taken Over The Drudge Report?

    01/24/2012 10:26:17 AM PST · 28 of 73
    Question Liberal Authority to Politics4US
    Are you a Romney supporter?

    I'm not a Mittbot, if that's what you're asking. But I'm also not a Romney hater. He has pluses and minuses. I'm not a Gingrich hater. He has pluses and minuses. I'm not a Santorum hater. He has pluses and minuses. I'm not a Ron Paul hater. He has pluses and minuses.

    Two years ago, on this site, it was utter sacrilege to even suggest that there was the merest possibility that Sarah Palin would not be the 2012 GOP nominee. If anyone offered even the slightest opinion that Sarah might not run, and if she ran she might not win, someone would declare that poster a "Mittbot" and a hell storm of fury would descend upon that poster.

    I've been a registered Republican since I was old enough to vote, and my vote in the primary never meant a tinker's damn, because the nomination had always been sewn up by the time I cast my ballot. So I'm in the habit of watching the nomination process unfold without having much say in the outcome.
  • Dems Float “Reasonable Profits Board” Idea

    01/24/2012 10:08:03 AM PST · 8 of 11
    Question Liberal Authority to John Semmens

    Will this board review the compensation received by Hollywood celebrities? What about liberal websites like the Huffington Post? How about search engines like Google or social networking sites like Facebook? What about “Green Energy” Profiteers like Al Gore? How much profit should Bill Clinton be allowed for giving a speech or writing a book?

  • Robert Redford says Sundance, the corporate sponsored playground for celebrities, is for the '99 %'

    01/24/2012 10:02:02 AM PST · 8 of 30
    Question Liberal Authority to EveningStar

    So admission is free, and anyone can occupy any seat at the festival without a ticket? Anyone can eat any of the catered food at no charge? Signed collector’s edition box set DVD’s of every movie at the festival will be given to everyone who shows up, free of charge? And afterward, all of your student loans will be paid off and you’ll be able to get an entry level $100,000 a year job with a degree in Feminist Studies? That is one awesome film festival. Makes that “Burning Man” thing seem like a bunch of corporate sellouts.

  • Vanity: Has Ann Coulter Taken Over The Drudge Report?

    01/24/2012 9:57:02 AM PST · 14 of 73
    Question Liberal Authority to Politics4US
    My question is will the Romney supporters support Gingrich if he wins or will they continue to criticize him after the primary ends?

    My general sense is that more Romney supporters will support Gingrich than Gingrich supporters will support Romney, at least on the grass roots level. I also think that either candidate might be able to close some of the enthusiasm gap by picking a veep that the detractors find appealing. But as with McCain in 2008, it won't necessarily mean a landslide victory.
  • Vanity: Has Ann Coulter Taken Over The Drudge Report?

    01/24/2012 9:49:36 AM PST · 12 of 73
    Question Liberal Authority to jimbo123
    I'm perplexed by what is going on with Drudge.

    Offhand, I'd say "Slow News Day".

    Last night's debate was such a snoozer, that the only headline to come out of it is that the audience wasn't allowed to cheer.
  • Ann Coulture is freaking out on O'Rielly over Newt beating Romney

    01/23/2012 6:19:43 PM PST · 87 of 150
    Question Liberal Authority to Brilliant
    I do think she’s right that Newt will lose.

    Let's assume that Newt will lose and that Romney will lose and that Santorum will lose and that Ron Paul will lose.

    I can very easily envision a scenario where Newt puts together a battle plan similar to the Contract With America or some sort of Tea Party Manifesto, which is adopted by 100 people running for Congress / Senate, and I could very easily some of those people winning elections in 2012 and in 2014 and in 2016.

    I could also see Ron Paul inspiring some people to run as Libertarian-Leaning Republicans and a few of them actually winning, similar to the way Rand Paul won his Senate seat.

    I don't see anyone really following Mitt and running as a "Mitt Romney Republican". The only politician I've ever seen campaigning as a "Mitt Romney Republican" was Meg Whitman, and she was slaughtered after spending $140 million of her own money.

    Similarly, you didn't see very many "George W Bush Republicans" running in 2006 or 2008 when the Republicans got slaughtered, even though Bush won the 2004 election (largely due to the efforts of grass-roots Swiftboaters who were never thanked by the party).

    It doesn't matter if Romney is "the most conservative" or if Newt is "just saying stuff to get elected". Newt is giving Republican candidates a blueprint showing them exactly how they can energize the base and maybe actually get some votes. Rather than complain about it, start doing it yourself. Become more Newty than Newt. Really tear into Obama. Really challenge the media. Talk directly to the base instead of letting your surrogates do it.
  • Ann Coulture is freaking out on O'Rielly over Newt beating Romney

    01/23/2012 5:53:06 PM PST · 25 of 150
    Question Liberal Authority to stockpirate
    Maybe instead of attacking Newt, Romney could start changing what he says as well.

    Stop with the "Obama is a nice guy but he's slightly over his head" crap, and more of the "Obama is a Marxist Alinskyite who is being protected by the media", and Mitt might actually win a campaign outside of the Northeast.
  • Carney Asked if ‘Saul Alinsky Portrait’ Is Hanging in the White House

    01/23/2012 5:41:39 PM PST · 63 of 104
    Question Liberal Authority to Lazlo in PA
    “Look,” Carney said. “The President’s background as a community organizer is well documented in his own books. His experience in that field contributed to who he is today. But his experiences abroad also included alot of other areas in his life. So I’ll just leave it at that.”

    Translation: "Yes".
  • George Soros on the Coming U.S. Class War

    01/23/2012 4:30:42 PM PST · 6 of 35
    Question Liberal Authority to Seizethecarp
    He sympathizes with the Occupy movement, which articulates a widespread disillusionment with capitalism that he shares.

    Any disillusionment I feel toward capitalism was caused by people like George Soros. He's not a free market guy. He makes large bets and then manipulates the outcomes. He's like Arnold Rothstein bribing the White Sox to throw the World Series and then betting against them. Only Rothstein would have had enough class to avoid walking up to the "Say It Ain't So" kid and telling him that he shares his disillusionment.
  • New Romney Florida ad: You don’t really want to nominate a disgraced Freddie Mac shill, do you?

    01/23/2012 4:24:38 PM PST · 16 of 28
    Question Liberal Authority to SeekAndFind
    If, like me, you’re clinging to the vaporous hope of a late entrant and/or brokered convention, how should you be rooting in Florida?

    For heaven sake. The Republicans couldn't make up their mind on 9 different candidates. What makes them think they can come to a consensus when they have hundreds of them? Everyone is flawed. Everyone will be savaged by Obama and the Media. Pick one and be done with it.
  • New Romney Florida ad: You don’t really want to nominate a disgraced Freddie Mac shill, do you?

    01/23/2012 4:20:37 PM PST · 13 of 28
    Question Liberal Authority to SeekAndFind
    What I don't understand is what he'll say when Newt reminds the world tonight that Mitt put more than $250,000 in mutual funds that invested in Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac

    Freddie and Fannie were both publicly traded, S&P 500 companies. Anyone who invested in an index fund back then had money in Freddie and Fannie.

    Isn't the whole point of a mutual fund the fact that you don't have to manage the individual investments yourself? It seems like a weak argument, considering that Romney putting $250,000 in a mutual fund is like finding a dime in the couch and putting it in the piggy bank for most people.

    Not that Mitt won't completely flub the answer and sound like an out-of-touch upper class twit doing so.
  • (Washington Post) Presidential Debate Fatigue: How Many Is Too Many?

    01/23/2012 1:30:08 PM PST · 15 of 39
    Question Liberal Authority to tcrlaf
    How many Obama speeches is enough? He gave, what, 400 of them his first year in office?

    If you don't want to watch the Republican debate, don't watch the Republican debate. But nearly every one of them has been consequential to the election.
  • Romney's Ugly Politics Now Surfacing In Surrogates

    01/22/2012 9:35:17 PM PST · 86 of 123
    Question Liberal Authority to true believer forever
    A Loaf of Bread, Obama Inauguration Day $___ ; Loaf of Bread today $___ .

    Your best bet would be to put the sticky notes on boxes of ammo.
  • It’s Time to Draw the Line. Remember the Alamo!

    01/22/2012 6:57:13 PM PST · 31 of 36
    Question Liberal Authority to Nita Nupress

    “It’s three battles that I’ll remember. Goliad, San Jacinto, and uh, what’s the third one there - let’s see -— Goliad, San Jacinto and the uh ... um... I can’t think of the third one. I can’t. Sorry. Oops.”

  • Extraordinary Gingrich Comeback also Vindication

    01/22/2012 9:37:30 AM PST · 43 of 72
    Question Liberal Authority to SteveAustin
    I just hope the anti Newt crew doesn’t cry and then run a third party candidate.

    The pro-Romney supporters are always expressing concern with down-ticket races. I could very easily see Newt coming up with some sort of Contract-With-America type agenda which nationalizes many of the Congressional and Senate races, and sweeps a number of Tea-Party like candidates into office. I could also see him resetting the national argument to one of Socialism vs Freedom and making the case for American Exceptionalism, even if Newt himself does not actually win the presidency.

    I can't see Romney doing this as well. The Romney backers are convinced that Romney won't scare off the moderates and they'll win the down-ticket races by default. But I'm not sure it's literally true. If you look at the GOP candidates who lost in 2010, there's just as many "non-scary" ones as "scary".
  • George Will: Mitt Romney's Problem Is His "Romneyness" (video)

    01/22/2012 7:46:09 AM PST · 6 of 23
    Question Liberal Authority to i88schwartz
    I don't think I've heard Romney on a talk radio show in months. If he wants to start connecting, he should be hitting the airwaves, not just his surrogates. I've heard many conservative pundits / journalists complain about lack of access to Romney, and I think it's hurting him considerably.

    McCain did the same thing in 2008. He used to appear regularly on local talk shows in Arizona. During the actual campaign when it would have done him the most good, he blew it off completely. Now, he's all over the air waves again. I just heard him on a local sports talk radio station the other day.
  • Extraordinary Gingrich Comeback also Vindication

    01/22/2012 6:16:40 AM PST · 21 of 72
    Question Liberal Authority to shadeaud
    Is Gingrich just mccain reincarnated? I honestly don’t know. I do know that with all the infighting, it is chipping away at the ammo the Democrats have in their bag of tricks to help bring the empty suit to victory.

    I am a great believer in Free Enterprise. One of its core tenets is that "competition improves products". If Romney survives to become the nominee, it will be because these early tests made him a better candidate.

    As for Newt being 'another McCain', it depends what you mean. I wouldn't have minded McCain at all if he was swinging all the time at Obama every second of every day from the Iowa caucuses to election day. In 2010, McCain ran the most vicious, intense campaign against JD Hayworth that I've ever seen. And I wouldn't have minded that if he had been half as brutal against Obama.

    By that standard, the one candidate in this race who is most like 2008 McCain is 2012 Romney. If Romney wants to win, he needs to amp it up. He can't give non-answers about when he's going to release his tax returns. He can't continue with simply saying that Obama is a nice guy who's slightly over his head.

    At the very least, Romney has to start interacting with conservative grass roots media more. I heard every other Republican candidate being interviewed on a talk radio show last week - even Herman Cain and Michelle Bachmann and Rick Perry. But I didn't hear Romney. Romney won't even call in to Hugh Hewitt, and Hewitt wrote a book about him.
  • Carbon Dioxide Is 'Driving Fish Crazy'

    01/21/2012 6:35:39 AM PST · 66 of 79
    Question Liberal Authority to NavyCanDo
    C02 is also what green algae and other small plant life feed on. And these are food for many reef fish.

    CO2 is what ALL plants feed on. This is the problem with the whole greenhouse gas theory. It basically contends that heat, moisture and carbon dioxide is detrimental to life, when just the opposite is true.

    What happens in a greenhouse? Plants grow rapidly and in abundance.
  • Carbon Dioxide Is 'Driving Fish Crazy'

    01/21/2012 6:28:37 AM PST · 64 of 79
    Question Liberal Authority to dila813
    A couple of thoughts:

    * Carbon dioxide is plant food. Won't rising levels of carbon dioxide in the ocean lead to more plants and thus more food for the fish and thus more fish? Maybe they're being driven crazy by the fact that there's so many of them. In which case, the best thing we can do for the mental health of fish is to eat as many of them as possible.

    * Actual warming of the globe would also lead to more plants in the ocean. See above for proposed solution.

    * The biggest actual problem of global warming according to the Warmmongers is that the polar ice caps might melt. This is a problem for land-dwelling species who don't breathe water and who own real estate at low elevations. But I don't think it would be a problem for fish at all.
  • Glenn to pro-Gingrich caller: “Throw my books away”

    01/20/2012 2:40:08 PM PST · 105 of 114
    Question Liberal Authority to Spunky
    When and why did the word "Progressive" become such a horrible thing?

    When Liberals started using it to describe themselves, because Liberal became a dirty word.

    Just as Liberal used to be a fine political word until Fascists and Socialists started using it to describe themselves.
  • Obama’s “approval” numbers are a bogus mirage supported by White guilt and slanted surveys

    01/20/2012 9:13:22 AM PST · 10 of 12
    Question Liberal Authority to jmaroneps37
    Many of the people who voted for Obama don't care if he accomplishes anything or not. It is sufficient that he simply BE the First Black President, and they can feel smug knowing that they put him there.

    Whether the novelty lingers in the next election, who knows? The media and pop culture are more than happy to present him as a likeable, slightly left-of-center fellow who's trying to do the right thing. And they're more than happy to paint Romney as unfashionable white and unfashionably rich, Newt as a lecherous angry hypocritical bully, Santorum as a homophobic religious nut, and Ron Paul as a crazy old man.

    FDR won a second term in the midst of the Depression he helped to prolong. He won a 3rd term after he had been in charge of the worst economy in history for 8 years. Then he won a 4th term toward the tail end of World War II. He'd be in the middle of his 20th term today if he hadn't passed away.
  • Glenn to pro-Gingrich caller: “Throw my books away”

    01/20/2012 8:21:55 AM PST · 49 of 114
    Question Liberal Authority to Bevo
    I haven't followed Beck very closely, but I did listen to that exchange and it was one of the most entertaining pieces of radio I've heard in a long time.

    What set him off on the caller is that the caller kept saying that Beck was in the tank for Romney when Beck was trying to explain that he's in the tank for Santorum.

    The caller also started off by saying that he has all of Beck's books and that he's read all of Beck's books and that he was going to throw them away if Beck was so in the tank for Romney.

    That's what prompted Beck to beg the guy to please throw away his books. Then Beck offered to buy the books. Later on, he asked the guy to please give him his address so he could fly to the guy's house and personally buy back his books.

    The reason Beck doesn't like Newt is that Beck has decided that all of the evils in the world are due to "Progressivism", that the 4 main "Progressivist" presidents that Beck hates are Andrew Jackson, Teddy Roosevelt, FDR and Woodrow Wilson. Then Beck had clips of Newt praising all 4 of these presidents, and Beck went into a litany of why he doesn't like each president. For instance, Newt praised Andrew Jackson for killing "America's enemies", but the "enemies" he was killing were native Americans who had treaties with the US government. And the first 2 of FDR's "Four Freedoms" - Freedom From Want and Freedom From Fear are not actual freedoms, but treating them as civil rights is what led to the Socialist Welfare State that crushes our actual liberties today.

    I don't agree with Beck completely here, because Newt has praised many historical figures, not all of whom were "Progressive", Newt does not praise all "Progressives", for example I don't hear him say glowing things about LBJ, and because "Progressive" is a relative term - what's "Progressive" in one century might be "Conservative" in another. Plus, how do you lump Teddy Roosevelt and Woodrow Wilson into the exact same political ideology?

    Nevertheless, I thought it was entertaining radio, and thought-provoking, though I admit I can only take Beck in small doses. I don't think I've ever managed to watch / listen to him for more than a half hour at a time.
  • Biden’s oops moment in SF: “Giants on their way to Super Bowl”

    01/19/2012 1:20:12 PM PST · 9 of 33
    Question Liberal Authority to Zakeet
    Maybe he literally meant that giants are on their way to the Super Bowl.

    Hide your beanstalks, America. You've been warned.
  • ICE Critical of Santa Fe Jail

    01/19/2012 8:11:50 AM PST · 2 of 5
    Question Liberal Authority to CedarDave

    Meanwhile, they’re trying to destroy Joe Arpaio because he detains illegal immigrants long enough for ICE to get to them.

  • Heat Owner Micky Arison Lost Hundreds of Millions in Cruise Liner Disaster (Lebron James' boss)

    01/19/2012 5:01:18 AM PST · 3 of 17
    Question Liberal Authority to Recovering_Democrat

    Of course it’s Bush’s fault. If he hadn’t outsourced the cruise ship industry to Italy with a no bid contract to Halliburton by deregulating the cruise ship industry while giving a tax cut to the richest 1% of all Americans, none of this would have ever happened.

  • DRUDGE SIRENS: NETWORK TO AIR INTERVIEW THURSDAY ON NIGHTLINE

    01/18/2012 4:39:14 PM PST · 211 of 543
    Question Liberal Authority to sheikdetailfeather
    “Why would ABC News want to interview an ex wife of Gingrich AT ALL?”

    They probably just found out she was alive. For years, it was assumed that she had died of cancer as Newt was serving her with divorce papers.