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  • Sen Tom Harkin: Clint Eastwood 'angry white' nonsense

    09/04/2012 9:41:34 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 45 replies
    The Politico ^ | September 4, 2012 | Kevin Robillard
    Clint Eastwood is the “perfect icon” for the GOP, Iowa Sen. Tom Harkin said Tuesday, describing the legendary actor as “an old angry white man spewing incoherent nonsense.” The Des Moines Register reported the 72-year-old Harkin made his comments on the Iowa delegation’s breakfast this morning in Charlotte, N.C. “We’ve got our work cut out for us this week, folks, following the Republican convention,” Harkin told the delegates. “I mean, how are we ever going to match Clint Eastwood? I got to thinking he is the perfect icon for today’s Republican tea party: an old angry white man spewing incoherent...
  • The National Debt: $16 Trillion Dollars Of Moral, Cultural And Political Decay

    09/04/2012 3:30:10 PM PDT · by billflax · 9 replies
    Forbes ^ | 09/04/2012 | Bill Flax
    Wow! We’ll soon cross Sixteen Trillion Dollars in Federal Debt! S-i-x-t-e-e-n T-r-i-l-l-i-o-n D-o-l-l-a-r-s. That’s a lot of vote buying even for Washington. Is this ruin? Have we indentured our children into servitude? Solomon warned borrowers will be slaves to their lenders. Add $120 plus trillion in unfunded forthcoming liabilities and, well, we’re doomed. Yet, as significant as this looks, and sixteen trillion of anything cannot be insignificant, the economic repercussions are the least of America’s worries. We still finance this cheaply. Rates on Treasuries remain low. Moreover, America endures as the world’s preeminent economic engine. Obviously, debt weighs heavily on...
  • Waging War on Corporate Welfare

    09/04/2012 12:59:22 PM PDT · by Sark · 8 replies
    Principles & Policy ^ | September 4th, 2012
    It's nearly impossible to find a subject on which the left and right agree in modern-day America. That's not necessarily a bad thing, but I'm sure that the current Congressional gridlock is driving the centrists and moderates of both parties absolutely nuts. While the gridlock will undoubtedly remain until one party achieves some sort of clear edge in November, I believe that there are a few topics on which many on the left and the right do agree. First and foremost, there's the issue of corporate welfare. Chances are, you don't like corporate welfare. Neither do I. Nobody does, and who would? Big business...
  • Allen West: 'That's a 1st Infantry division gang patch'

    09/04/2012 7:19:00 AM PDT · by T.O.K. · 24 replies ^ | Sept. 4, 2012 | Michele Kirk
    U.S. Congressman Allen West pulled in to a cheering crowd of several hundred on his motorcycle Monday for the Labor Day picnic in Jupiter’s Carlin Park. The Palm Beach County Tea Party event featured West as the main speaker and the crowd could not have been more enthusiastic. West took an opportunity to express his frustration with the behavior of his opponent for the CD 18 seat, Patrick Murphy.
  • Sorkin Slanders the Tea Party - And liberal vulture goes into cardiac arrest

    09/04/2012 3:20:06 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 15 replies
    The American Spectator ^ | September 4, 2012 | Matt Purple
    The first season of The Newsroom, HBO's drama about a cable news broadcast that decides to take on the Tea Party, came to a merciful end last week. The show began as a masochistic hourly ritual of pompous harangues, left-wing agitprop, clichéd love triangles, and error-riddled "news" presentations. It got even worse from there. Much of the finale was spent in a hospital ward after news anchor and KeithOlbermann mimic WillMcEvoy, played by JeffDaniels, overdosed on antidepressants. At one point, Will jokes that his nurse is trying to euthanize him. After nine episodes, I think many of us were wishing...
  • If it's Monday, It Must be 'Empty Chair Day'

    09/02/2012 9:23:20 PM PDT · by tselatysr · 114 replies
    Tea Party Tribune ^ | 2012-09-02 19:18:17 | mrcurmudgeon
    By Mr. Curmudgeon:Are you feeling lucky? Well, are you, punks? Inspired by Clint Eastwood's Republican Convention soliloquy to an empty chair, representing the vacant years of the Obama presidency, many have been inspired to emulate Eastwood by declaring Monday (formally known as Labor Day) "Empty Chair Day."As you may recall, the action hero of such film classics as "Dirty Harry" and "The Outlaw Josey Wales" used an empty chair as a prop to address our failed president. "We own this country," Eastwood said to the chair, "Politicians are employees of ours ... and when somebody does not do the job,...
  • Eastwood fails to make Republicans' day (Oz didn't like it-plus the fake car & yacht stories!)

    09/02/2012 11:29:11 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 28 replies
    The Stock Journal ^ | September 2, 2012
    Just a day after Mitt Romney made the most important speech of his life, the edges of it are slipping away. You can remember some of the themes and Romney's wonderful chin and his big soft eyes. The rest is fading out. But Clint Eastwood, standing before a blank teleprompter, muttering at a chair - that is an image no one is going to forget soon. By 10pm on Thursday night, the 50,000 odd delegates, party members and reporters who had travelled to Florida for the Republican National Convention were tired. There had been 18 hours of speeches over three...
  • MSNBC's Touré: For Women and Minorities, 'Our Rights Do Not Come From God or Nature'

    09/01/2012 3:50:20 PM PDT · by servo1969 · 77 replies ^ | 9-1-2012 | Tom Blumer
    MSNBC's Touré Neblett Reacts to Ryan's Speech: For Women and Minorities, 'Our Rights Do Not Come From God or Nature' Near the end of his Wednesday night speech at the Republican National Convention, vice-presidential nominee Paul Ryan told his audience and the nation that "sometimes, even presidents need reminding, that our rights come from nature and God, not from government." John Hayward at Human Events noted that MSNBC's Touré Neblett did not handle Ryan's self-evident assertion very well. In fact, Thursday morning, Toure went into a bit of a tirade: “He loves this line of ‘our rights come from God...
  • US election 2012: Obama won my support – but it won’t happen again

    09/01/2012 2:13:13 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 38 replies
    The Daily Telegraph ^ | August 31, 2012 | Daniel Hannan, UK Member of the European Parliament
    American pollsters will tell you that the presidential candidate who is in the lead going into the party conventions usually wins. Four polls last week showed a tiny lead for Barack Obama, two for Mitt Romney and one was level; all seven were well within the margin of error. Another rule is that the Gallup poll taken 100 days before the poll foretells the winner. Only once in the past 60 years – the Bush-Dukakis race of 1988 – did that predictor fail. So, what did Gallup show on the date in question? A dead heat, with both candidates on...
  • Has the tea party 'sold out' to the mainstream GOP?

    08/28/2012 5:23:35 PM PDT · by upchuck · 121 replies
    CNN ^ | August 26, 2012 | Shannon Travis
    Is the tea party changing the Republican Party from the inside -- or selling out to the GOP? As Republicans prepare to officially roll out Mitt Romney as their party's presidential nominee at the Republican National Convention this week, major tea party groups and figures have descended on Tampa, Florida, to schmooze with party bigwigs and rally for Romney. But Romney's conservative credentials have long been viewed with suspicion by the movement. So it came as a surprise when, before at least one event, tea party organizers committed what some activists would consider heresy: seeking approval from establishment Republicans to...
  • U.S. Military Rifles since 1776 (Video 34:37)

    08/31/2012 8:35:53 PM PDT · by servo1969 · 18 replies ^ | 6-17-2012 | hickok45
    Please read before commenting: A very basic overview of some of the main U.S. military rifles since the 18th century. We mainly look at the evolution of the technology in primary issue rifles or rifles similar to them that I happen to own. Since I chat unscripted without a leash for 35 minutes, you can imagine that I have a little clean-up to do. :-) I'll add needed correction here in the description below. I won't add much elaboration, as this is not meant to be a video about the entire history or everything about these specific firearms; it's more...
  • Massachusetts town officials defend decision not to fly U.S. flags on Sept. 11

    08/31/2012 4:16:03 PM PDT · by servo1969 · 34 replies ^ | 8-31-2012 |
    A Massachusetts resident is protesting his town's decision not to fly American flags from utility poles on Sept. 11 this year, part of a policy to recognize the anniversary of the terrorist attacks that killed nearly 3,000 people with the flags only every five years. reports that the flags in Amherst were flown last year to mark the 10th anniversary of the attack and will be flown again in 2016. The board had voted to fly small flags on the light posts downtown on only six holidays every year. Resident Larry Kelley thinks 9/11 should become the seventh. Tony...
  • "Big Voices Media" interviews "well-spoken" Eric Dixon, founder of Gotham Tea Party NYC

    08/31/2012 1:49:28 AM PDT · by ResisTyr
    YouTube ^ | 8/29/2012 | Andy Sullivan - Big Voices Media
    Published on Aug 29, 2012 by MikeFerrara66 B!G VOICES MEDIA attended the Gotham Tea Party Political Action Night and spoke with founding member Eric Dixon and a new Tea Party member Kevin Barret on their thoughts on the upcoming election.
  • How the Right’s Building a ‘Poll Watcher’ Network for November (And the Left doesn't like it)

    08/31/2012 12:55:37 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 9 replies
    Color Lines ^ | August 23, 2012 | Brentin Mock
    Bill Ouren, True the Vote’s national elections coordinator, is presenting before a group of about 50 recruits in Boca Raton, Fla. He stands beneath a banner bearing his organization’s name, alongside that of the Koch brothers’ SuperPAC Americans For Prosperity, and the Franklin Center for Government & Public Integrity’s “Citizen Watchdog,” a rightwing group that teaches people how to become “investigative” journalists. He’s telling the story of how True the Vote grew from a small posse in Harris County, Texas, in 2009, to a deployed army of over 1,000 poll watchers across most of the state the following year. Ouren...
  • Obama Shifts Campaign Strategy: He'll Run Against the Tea Party

    08/29/2012 4:33:15 PM PDT · by tselatysr · 34 replies
    Tea Party Tribune ^ | 2012-08-28 07:53:11 | mrcurmudgeon
    By Mr. Curmudgeon:If you think government is so big it sucks all the oxygen out of the room ... you're an extremist. If you think green energy projects (like the failed Solyndra) are a waste of taxpayer money ... you're an extremist. If you think government mandates diminish individual freedom ... you're an extremist. If you think hard work and not roads, bridges and government employees - teachers - built your business ... you're an extremist. If you think it criminal for the American government to sell weapons to Mexican drug cartels ... you're an extremist. And finally, if you...
  • Media Chief Fired - Romney “Happy to Throw a Party With Black People Dying"

    08/29/2012 2:27:11 PM PDT · by Kfobbs · 21 replies
    Examiner ^ | August 29, 2012 | Kevin Fobbs
    When is it ever hilarious that the thought of dozens if not hundreds of black people desperately clinging for life as torrential waters batter their children, mothers or neighbors ever funny? David Chalian, a former political director with ABC News thought it was fair game to use a hate-mongering attack against Mitt Romney and Republicans gathered at the RNC Convention in Tampa, Florida on Wednesday. In his vicious racist attack he said, Romney is, “Happy to throw a party with black people dying.” Chalian, who was recently the Washington Bureau Chief for Yahoo News was fired for his online remarks,...
  • This one is for you, Jim Thompson!

    08/29/2012 9:55:50 AM PDT · by MestaMachine · 49 replies
    The blog for ^ | 08/29/2012 | hahyrningur
    This one is for you, Jim Thompson! By hahyrningur Or maybe it’s for Jim Robinson. The left can’t seem to keep them apart. Anyway, Jim (Thompson or Robinson) runs the conservative forum Free Republic which for many years has been one of the main lightning rods for socialist, islamist and nazist hate in America. Denizens of that forum are called Freepers. I am won. Over the years, the Freepers have chalked up some pretty impressive and decisive victories. Remember “Sore/Loserman”, the graphic that played a huge role in defeating the Gore/Lieberman ticket? Freerepublic. Ripping the cloak of lies off Dan...
  • Floor fight:Grass-roots activists battle-RNC delegate rules-Updt:Palin: “..attack grass-roots;”

    08/28/2012 2:15:07 PM PDT · by STARWISE · 166 replies
    Michelle Malkin ^ | 8-28-12 | Michelle Malkin
    Complete title Floor fight: Grass-roots activists battle attempt to rig RNC delegate rules Updated: Palin: “direct attack on the grass-roots;” RNC power grab showdown 2pm; Rush weighs in; purge underway?; Rules Cmte votes 78-14 for deal; dissidents gather sigs for floor fight; Boehner/Sununu declare”no objections” over massive boos on floor ********************************************************* *snip* Update 3:34pm Eastern Dissidents have until 3:47pm Eastern to gather enough signatures to force the floor vote, according to right-leaning Examiner’s Tim Carney, who is on scene. Left-leaning BuzzFeed’s Zeke Miller, also on scene, says it appears dissidents have gathered enough signatures for minority report on Rule 12,...
  • The Rush Limbaugh LIVE Radio Show Thread - Tuesday, August 28, 2012

    08/28/2012 8:15:04 AM PDT · by IMissPresidentReagan · 59 replies
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  • Evan Draim - Youngest Delegate at GOP Convention

    08/28/2012 12:52:08 PM PDT · by Basement Dweller · 16 replies
    This kid, 17 years old, is the youngest delegate at the GOP convention. He is mind blowing articulate, espousing conservative values.