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notarethug 263 posts  |  Last Activity: Aug 17, 2016 10:18 PM Member since: Aug 19, 2006
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    So, you are a liberal, are you?

    by m858 Aug 11, 2016 3:11 PM
    notarethug notarethug Aug 17, 2016 10:18 PM Flag

    6. You don't believe in free speech.

    7. You like big government
    The Republicans like to claim they are against big government. It's a lie. They only object when government helps people. But they are supporters of the Patriot Act; they want the government to say who you can marry; they want the government to forbid abortion; they want the government to be able to spy on you without restraint. Unfortunately, many Democrats agree with them on some of these, but to find opposition to these big government ideas, you have to look to the Democrats.

    8. You want government to hurt people, but not help them
    This is really just a summation of some other points.

    9. You are greedy, short sighted and rich
    You really have to be all three for this to work.
    If you're rich but not short-sighted, you know that, in the long run, when there is huge income inequality, it leads to things like stock market crashes and revolution, and everyone loses. �In a revolution, it is often the rich who lose most.
    If you're rich but not greedy, you recognize that helping others is a good thing, and that the government assuring that people have a safety net is a good thing as well.

    10. You like torture
    �It was, after all, #$%$ Cheney who bragged in his memoir about being a war criminal. It was Don Rumsfeld who opined that a problem in Abu Ghraib wasthat they weren't torturing prisoners enough. �And it is mostly Democrats who object to torture. Dangerous Don LOVES torture!
    Torture is wrong. �It's also stupid. It doesn't work. People who are tortured will say ANYTHING (true or not) that they thing their torturers want to hear.

  • Reply to

    So, you are a liberal, are you?

    by m858 Aug 11, 2016 3:11 PM
    notarethug notarethug Aug 17, 2016 10:14 PM Flag

    Why would anyone vote Republican? Well, here are 5 reasons.
    1. You are a bigot
    It's true that not all Republicans are bigots. But if you ARE a bigot, the Republican party will be much more your group than the Democratic party. Remember that there are lots of ways to be a bigot: You could be a racist, a homophobe, an Islamophobe, or lots of other things.
    2. You like eating, drinking and breathing poison.
    Many Republicans are calling for or voting for shrinking or eliminating agencies that protect us against poison. They seem to think that the corporations will do the right thing, without any pressure from the government. Uh huh. Read The Jungle.  Look at the way Monsanto is hiding facts about Round Up. Look at food safety and outbreaks of E. Coli.  
    Corporations exist to make money. They will do so any way they can. The government needs to stop them from doing so in ways that hurt people.
    3. You like big government
    The Republicans like to claim they are against big government. It's a lie. They only object when government helps people. But they are supporters of the Patriot Act; they want the government to say who you can marry; they want the government to forbid abortion; they want the government to be able to spy on you without restraint. In order to find opposition to these big government ideas, you have to look to the Democrats.
    4. You don't support our veterans
    The Iraq and Afghanistan Veteran's Association (IAVA) rates every member of congress on how well they support our veterans.  In the Senate, 9 people got A or A+: All were Democrats. 30 got D or F: 29 Republicans and one Democrat.  
    5. You like big deficits
    Since the end of WW II the ratio of debt to GDP for the nation has gone down in 9 administrations (3 Republican and 6 Democratic) and up in 7 administrations (6 Republican and 1 Democratic).  The largest increases by this measure were GW Bush's 2nd term; GHW Bush, and Reagan's first term.

  • notarethug notarethug Jul 12, 2016 9:58 AM Flag

    But Jeb Bush and the other Bushes are not willing to vote for Dangerous Don.
    At least they have the good sense not to admit it in public.

  • notarethug notarethug Jul 12, 2016 9:56 AM Flag

    But see the Iowa Electronic Markets. Hillary' shares are skyrocketing, Dangerous Don's in the toilet. Don't ignore IEM and Nate Silver's predictions - most reliable in recent elections.

  • notarethug notarethug Jul 12, 2016 9:52 AM Flag

    Hard to believe that Gowdy is stupid enough to keep this Republican hoax alive. FBI Director Comey clearly testified that Hillary did not send or receive ANY emails from her private server that were classified. If the Republicans actually goad the Government into filing a case vs. Hillary, she will be entitled to recover all of her attorneys' fees after the Court rules in her favor.

    Hillary previously prevailed against numerous other Republican scams: Travelgate, Whitewater, Vince Foster, and the Starr GJ inquiry. No reason to expect a different outcome now.

  • notarethug notarethug Jul 11, 2016 11:05 PM Flag

    Name one Bush who will admit publicly that he or she is voting for Dangerous Don.

  • notarethug notarethug Jul 11, 2016 10:50 PM Flag

    That's the most apples-and-oranges argument I have ever seen - total nonsense!

  • Dear Chairman Gowdy:

    I noted with interest your public demand that Secretary Clinton turn over her personal email server, presumably so that the committee can access some 30,000 Clinton emails deemed to be strictly private and beyond the reach of the government.

    This Orwellian demand has no basis in law or precedent. Every government employee decides for themselves what email is work-related and what is strictly private. There is no reason to hold Secretary Clinton to a different standard— except partisan politics.

    But since you insist that Clinton’s private email be accessed, I’m writing today to ask you and your staff to abide by the same standard you seek to hold the Secretary to by releasing your own work-related and private email and that of your staff to the public.

    While I realize that Congress regularly exempts itself from laws that apply to the executive branch, I believe this action is necessary to ensure public confidence in the fairness and impartiality of your investigation.

    Thank you for your consideration.

    Sincerely,

    David Brock - Correct The Record

    Sentiment: Buy

  • Reply to

    Comey

    by gran_pa Jul 7, 2016 3:31 PM
    notarethug notarethug Jul 11, 2016 3:05 PM Flag

    If you want to talk Academy Awards how about giving one to U.S. Rep. Matt Cartwright for his skillful cross-examination of the FBI Director, shown below:

    MATT CARTWRIGHT (D -PA) : You were asked about markings on a few documents, I have the manual here, marking national classified security information. And I don't think you were given a full chance to talk about those three documents with the little c's on them. Were they properly documented? Were they properly marked according to the manual?

    JAMES COMEY: No. [...]

    MATT CARTWRIGHT: According to the manual, if you're going to classify something, there has to be a header on the document? Right?

    JAMES COMEY: Correct.

    MATT CARTWRIGHT: Was there a header on the three documents that we've discussed today that had the little c in the text someplace?

    JAMES COMEY: No. There were three e-mails, the c was in the body, in the text, but there was no header on the email or in the text.

    MATT CARTWRIGHT: So if Secretary Clinton really were an expert about what's classified and what's not classified and we're following the manual, the absence of a header would tell her immediately that those three documents were not classified. Am I correct in that?

    JAMES COMEY: That would be a reasonable inference.

  • notarethug notarethug Jul 11, 2016 3:01 PM Flag

    Same GOP that gave us "Supply side tax cuts pay for themselves", Vince Foster's murder, and "Iraq's oil will pay for the war" also gave us the "Classified email" pseudo-scandal.

  • Reply to

    The Most Corrupt Candidate Ever Is Donald Trump

    by dbs_l952 Jul 10, 2016 2:15 PM
    notarethug notarethug Jul 11, 2016 10:50 AM Flag

    But see the later swirl testimony by James Comey:

    MATT CARTWRIGHT (D -PA) : You were asked about markings on a few documents, I have the manual here, marking national classified security information. And I don't think you were given a full chance to talk about those three documents with the little c's on them. Were they properly documented? Were they properly marked according to the manual?

    JAMES COMEY: No. [...]

    MATT CARTWRIGHT: According to the manual, if you're going to classify something, there has to be a header on the document? Right?

    JAMES COMEY: Correct.

    MATT CARTWRIGHT: Was there a header on the three documents that we've discussed today that had the little c in the text someplace?

    JAMES COMEY: No. There were three e-mails, the c was in the body, in the text, but there was no header on the email or in the text.

    MATT CARTWRIGHT: So if Secretary Clinton really were an expert about what's classified and what's not classified and we're following the manual, the absence of a header would tell her immediately that those three documents were not classified. Am I correct in that?

    JAMES COMEY: That would be a reasonable inference.

    Key take away:
    •Only 3 emails out of 30,000+ contained (incorrectly marked) classified material, in the body of the email in paragraphs marked with a (C) designation.
    •The passages in those 3 emails were not classified according to the state department. (Rep. Cummings said that the (C) stands for confidential.)
    •These 3 emails did not have classified headers and other notations, which is the requirement to note that they are classified.

    •Conclusion: Sec. Clinton did not send or receive classified emails

  • Reply to

    The Most Corrupt Candidate Ever Is Donald Trump

    by dbs_l952 Jul 10, 2016 2:15 PM
    notarethug notarethug Jul 11, 2016 10:39 AM Flag

    On November 8, send Dangerous Don and his Republican enablers back to a life of swindling enrollees in Trump U and cheating construction laborers out of their wages by declaring bankruptcy.

  • notarethug notarethug Jul 11, 2016 9:23 AM Flag

    Just after the Convention would be the best time. It will be interesting to see how much income Trump U brought Dangerous Don, and how much he has contributed to charity (my bet is not much).

  • notarethug notarethug Jul 10, 2016 9:22 PM Flag

    WMD, Y2K, and no arms for hostages. Now joined by "Classified Emails" on the list of biggest Republican hoaxes.

  • notarethug notarethug Jul 10, 2016 9:11 PM Flag

    The FBI Director positively confirmed that every thing that Mrs. Clinton said about the classified emails is accurate and that everything the Republicans alleged before this week's hearing is a lie. Hearing transcript here:

    MATT CARTWRIGHT: You were asked about markings on a few documents, I have the manual here, marking national classified security information. And I don't think you were given a full chance to talk about those three documents with the little c's on them. Were they properly documented? Were they properly marked according to the manual?

    JAMES COMEY: No. [...]

    MATT CARTWRIGHT: According to the manual, if you're going to classify something, there has to be a header on the document? Right?

    JAMES COMEY: Correct.

    MATT CARTWRIGHT: Was there a header on the three documents that we've discussed today that had the little c in the text someplace?

    JAMES COMEY: No. There were three e-mails, the c was in the body, in the text, but there was no header on the email or in the text.

    MATT CARTWRIGHT: So if Secretary Clinton really were an expert about what's classified and what's not classified and we're following the manual, the absence of a header would tell her immediately that those three documents were not classified. Am I correct in that?

    JAMES COMEY: That would be a reasonable inference. Less

  • "Weapons of Mass Destruction"
    "Mission Accomplished"
    :"Starr GJ perjury indictment"
    "Whitewater"
    "No New Taxes"
    "Arms for Hostages"
    "I am not a #$%$"

    The list goes on and on and on.

  • notarethug notarethug Jul 8, 2016 8:28 PM Flag

    Prosperity is right around the corner

  • notarethug notarethug Jul 8, 2016 8:27 PM Flag

    No arms for hostages.

    Sentiment: Hold

  • Along with Whitewater", "Vince Foster Murder", Birtherism, "Weapons of Mass Destruction", "Mission Accomplished",Voodoo Economics, Starr perjury indictment, ad infinitum

  • notarethug notarethug Jul 8, 2016 5:42 PM Flag

    MATT CARTWRIGHT: You were asked about markings on a few documents, I have the manual here, marking national classified security information. And I don't think you were given a full chance to talk about those three documents with the little c's on them. Were they properly documented? Were they properly marked according to the manual?

    JAMES COMEY: No. [...]

    MATT CARTWRIGHT: According to the manual, if you're going to classify something, there has to be a header on the document? Right?

    JAMES COMEY: Correct.

    MATT CARTWRIGHT: Was there a header on the three documents that we've discussed today that had the little c in the text someplace?

    JAMES COMEY: No. There were three e-mails, the c was in the body, in the text, but there was no header on the email or in the text.

    MATT CARTWRIGHT: So if Secretary Clinton really were an expert about what's classified and what's not classified and we're following the manual, the absence of a header would tell her immediately that those three documents were not classified. Am I correct in that?

    JAMES COMEY: That would be a reasonable inference.

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