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pilodialcyst 326 posts  |  Last Activity: Jul 12, 2016 11:34 AM Member since: Apr 7, 2004
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  • Well done Obama, well done INDEED!!

    Last June, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled 5-4 in favor of those challenging the Obama administration’s rule establishing its mercury and air toxics standard (MATS). The court majority decided in Michigan v. Environmental Protection Agency that the EPA had failed to consider the costs of compliance before it finalized the rule. But the court did not throw out the rule itself. Instead, it returned the case to the District of Columbia Circuit Court of Appeals. In December, that court decided to let the EPA keep enforcing the rule while it dealt with the costs matter.

    On Monday, the Supreme Court chose not to review the Circuit Court’s decision.

    It was a major victory for the Obama administration and environmental advocates and a defeat for Michigan Attorney General William Schuette, who had brought both cases to the Supreme Court. As usual, the court rarely comments on why it rejects a case. Timothy Cama reports:

    “These practical and achievable standards cut harmful pollution from power plants, saving thousands of lives each year and preventing heart and asthma attacks,” EPA spokeswoman Melissa Harrison said in a statement.

    “Power plants are the largest source of mercury in the United States. Mercury is a neurotoxin that can damage children’s developing nervous systems, reducing their ability to think and learn.”

    Sentiment: Strong Sell

  • pilodialcyst pilodialcyst Jun 15, 2016 7:50 AM Flag


    All mede up.

    Sentiment: Strong Sell

  • 55% in the Bloomberg survey say they will NEVER vote for Trump
    46% say they will NEVER vote for Hillary

    That 46% covers all the people that will never vote Democratic. No biggie.
    55% that say they will never vote for Trump is the political end of Der Drumpf

    But wait, there's more:

    Things have gotten so awkward for some Republicans on Capitol Hill that they’d prefer to plead ignorance about their presumptive presidential nominee, real estate mogul Donald Trump, rather than answer questions about his no-holds-barred attacks on Muslims.

    Though many Republicans distanced themselves Tuesday from Trump’s remarks, some lawmakers preferred instead to beg off inquiries from reporters, claiming they had simply not heard Trump’s speech the day prior in which he doubled down on his proposal to ban Muslims from entering the United States.

    Asked about Trump’s suggestion that President Barack Obama is sympathetic to Islamic terrorism, and that the president may have been somehow connected to Sunday’s shooting at an Orlando gay nightclub, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) also decided to take a pass.

    “I’m not going to be commenting on the presidential candidate today,” McConnell told reporters, notably avoiding calling Trump by name.

    Across the Capitol, House Speaker Paul Ryan (R-Wis.) distanced himself from Trump’s rhetoric and proposal to ban Muslims from entering the United States, telling reporters he did not think the ban was “in our country’s interests.” But he, too, declined to comment on Trump’s dark insinuation against the president.

    Sentiment: Strong Sell

  • Hillary at up 8% and now at 50%, while The Donald has failed to 37% according to Bloomberg.

    Ir's already over.

    Sentiment: Strong Sell

  • pilodialcyst pilodialcyst Jun 14, 2016 9:31 PM Flag

    When I was born is irrelevant.

    Trump wants to make America Great again. I want to know the year he thought America was Great. And no one seems able to answer that.

    He is a draft-dodging coward, a fraud, and a con man.. Had he taken the million dollars he got in 1968 and simply put it in the S&P, he would be worth over $8 billion in real dollars. He LOST MONEY every year of his adult life.

    Sentiment: Strong Sell

  • pilodialcyst pilodialcyst Jun 14, 2016 3:46 PM Flag

    The problem is that the Republican controlled Congress has REFUSED to sanction the war being waged by President Obama. Republicans are natural born cowards, and would not allow themselves to say yes or no to the many interventions the President is waging.

    Sentiment: Strong Sell

  • pilodialcyst pilodialcyst Jun 14, 2016 3:43 PM Flag

    I have no idea what you are talking about. It looks like the ramblings of an addict.

    Sentiment: Strong Sell

  • Well done Obama, well done INDEED!!!!

    Washington (CNN)President Barack Obama on Tuesday unleashed a blistering verbal assault on Donald Trump and his "dangerous" proposal for a ban on Muslims entering the country, saying the suggestion violates the principles of American democracy and generates rage among would-be extremists.

    Dismissing the "yapping" from "politicians who tweet," Obama described Trump's suggestions as harmful to the country's national security.
    "We are now seeing how dangerous this kind of mindset and this kind of thinking can be," he said. "We're starting to see where this kind of rhetoric and loose talk and sloppiness about who exactly we're fighting, where this can lead us."
    Obama, sounding infuriated at critiques of his foreign policy, pushed back against criticism for not using the term "radical Islamic terrorism." And he accused Republicans of fostering resentment among Muslims that could generate further attacks.
    "What exactly would using this language accomplish? What exactly would it change?" Obama asked during remarks at the Treasury Department. "Would it make ISIL less committed to try and kill Americans?" he continued, using a different acronym for ISIS.

    Sentiment: Strong Sell

  • pilodialcyst pilodialcyst Jun 14, 2016 3:35 PM Flag

    Selling arms to Iran, funding a war in Nicaragua? All without advice or consent of the Legislative branch? Two horrendous recessions? AIDS was something #$%$'s deserved? Perhaps when Hezzbola(sp) blew up 270 Marines, and The Dripper cut and ran? Perhaps selling chemical weapons to Saddam?

    You have been duped. Read Ronald Reagan: "Tear Down that Myth".

    Sentiment: Strong Sell

  • Reply to

    Grandpa Trump Turns 70

    by debka_files Jun 14, 2016 12:30 PM
    pilodialcyst pilodialcyst Jun 14, 2016 3:30 PM Flag

    Bud-Dunce.... the trapped rodent.

    Sentiment: Strong Sell

  • pilodialcyst pilodialcyst Jun 14, 2016 3:29 PM Flag

    Did you lose your licenses because of your meth addiction?

    Sentiment: Strong Sell

  • pilodialcyst pilodialcyst Jun 14, 2016 3:27 PM Flag

    Say droolers, how is it that your kind cannot determine what year your kind want The Donald to take America back to.

    C'mon, what year do you want to go back to?

  • Conservatives across the country tell us to be angry, but not with the those who deal out these deadly weapons or refuse to pass laws that may have protected 50 innocent victims today, and an average 91 Americans every other day.

    Congressman Scott Peters (D-CA) gets it. “Thoughts and prayers are not enough, moments of silence are not enough maybe Mr. Speaker, instead of giving Americans a moment of silence you could give Americans a moment of action.”

    Exactly, it is not enough to have empathy, our elected representatives need to grow a spine, face off against the NRA, and implement laws that could change our country’s direction.

    Thoughts don’t bring back the 50 human beings that were killed at the Pulse nightclub. Prayers don’t prevent guns from getting into the hands of criminals or terrorists. Laws do.

    The gun lobby likes to equate guns to cars. When we had an epidemic of automobile fatalities in our country, the CDC studied it and we took action. We implemented lower speed limits. We enacted and enforced seat belt laws. We took a hard line on driving under the influence. Guess what happened? The epidemic was addressed and fatality accidents dramatically reduced.

    The gun lobby also likes to say that the states with the strictest gun laws still have problems with gun violence. Don’t believe their hype. It doesn’t take a genius to figure out that with disparate gun laws across all states and the open borders we enjoy, guns sold in one state are easily brought into another.

    So what can we do?

    Instead of thinking and praying — pick up the phone and call the NRA and GOP lawmakers. Keep calling them. Over and over.

    Sentiment: Sell

  • Donald Trump on Monday proposed punishing Americans if they don’t turn in their friends and neighbors for behaving suspiciously.

    “In San Bernardino, people knew what was going on, they knew exactly, but they used the excuse of racial profiling for not reporting it,” Trump said during a speech in the wake of the Orlando mass shooting.

    The presumptive GOP presidential nominee was presumably referring to unverified reports that a woman who lived near the mother of one of the San Bernardino shooters had noticed that the family received “quite a few packages within a short amount of time, and they were doing a lot of work out in the garage.”

    A man who claimed to be friends with this neighbor said she did not report the packages and the behavior to authorities because she “didn’t want to do any kind of racial profiling.”

    In Trump’s America, however, that woman would face serious consequences. “We need to make sure every single person involved in this plan, including anyone who knew something, but didn’t tell us, is brought to justice,” Trump said in New Hampshire. “These people need to have consequences, big consequences.”

    Trump failed to mention that many of the San Bernardino shooters’ neighbors described them as “quiet, religious people who didn’t attract attention or suspicion.”

    He also strayed slightly from the prepared remarks posted on his website, which read, “If it can be proven that somebody had information about any attack, and did not give this information to authorities, they must serve prison time.”

    Sentiment: Strong Sell

  • pilodialcyst by pilodialcyst Jun 14, 2016 8:32 AM Flag

    Since 2001, 3100 Americans were killed by Islamic terrorists. 3100 Americans died from gun wounds in the last 5 weeks.

    It is an enduring myth that guns keep us safe, or that the federal government will commit war against uneducated whites.

    Sentiment: Strong Sell

  • pilodialcyst pilodialcyst Jun 13, 2016 4:00 PM Flag

    What is your notion of the "golden year" when America was Great?

    Sentiment: Strong Sell

  • No one seems to have an answer, let alone The Donald.

    So droolers, what year will we be returning to make America great again? Which year will you be rooting for?

  • 1. Not only were each of these shootings carried out using AR-15-style assault rifles—the weapons were all purchased legally. It is extremely easy to obtain, no hoop-jumping required, a machine designed to kill many living things in a short amount of time. In Florida, it’s easier to buy an assault rifle than a handgun. Unless that changes, there’s no reason to think the frequency of shootings involving these deadly weapons will continue in any direction other than up.

    2. All were devout christians and registered Republicans.

    Sentiment: Strong Sell

  • As the historical record shows, preying on people's prejudices has been an essential Republican electoral strategy for more than 50 years.

    From almost the moment the ink was dry on the Civil Rights Act of 1964 through Republican voters' coronation of Donald Trump, the Party of Lincoln has trafficked in casual race-baiting, incendiary racial rhetoric, zealous xenophobia, and even Confederate idolatry to manufacture a terrified and furious GOP white majority, especially in the Solid South.

    And only now, as Donald Trump's demagoguery and demographic doom combine to imperil their status as a national party, have Republicans been confronted with the old proverb:

    "If you dance with the devil, remember it's he that calls the tune."

    Sentiment: Strong Sell

  • At their heart, corporations are wealth-concentration engines, designed along the assumption that those on the receiving end of the machine’s largess are in it together. Trump didn’t play it that way.

    Mr. Trump assembled his casino empire by borrowing money at such high interest rates — after telling regulators he would not — that the businesses had almost no chance to succeed. …

    During a decade when other casinos here thrived, Mr. Trump’s lagged, posting huge losses year after year. Stock and bondholders lost more than $1.5 billion.

    All the while, Mr. Trump received copious amounts for himself, with the help of a compliant board. In one instance, The Times found, Mr. Trump pulled more than $1 million from his failing public company, describing the transaction in securities filings in ways that may have been illegal, according to legal experts.
    You want to know why Trump values his own name at $3 billion? There it is. The impression that he knows what he’s doing has allowed Trump to defy regulators, roll over boards, and turn even the most poorly-run business into a means of adding more gilt—though never more guilt—to his life.

    So long as there are suckers ready to trust him, Trump rolls along.

    Sentiment: Strong Sell

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