"We have this tailspin of culture, in our inner cities in particular, of men not working and just generations of men not even thinking about working or learning the value and the culture of work," he told Morning in America host Bob Bennett Wednesday morning.
Ryan also cited the work of the social scientist and American Enterprise Institute fellow Charles Murray, who believes that African-Americans are genetically inferior and less intelligent than whites. He also says that social welfare programs have failed and should be eliminated.
So basically Rep Paul Ryan (R-Subsidiary of Koch Brothers) is championing work as a moral virtue...or in his own words, work affords people the "dignity of work."
Where have I heard that before...hmm
"Arbeit Macht Frei"
A visibly angry Sen. John McCain (R-AZ) excoriated fellow Republican Sen. Jeff Sessions (R-AL) on the Senate floor Thursday ahead of his expected objection to a Ukraine aid bill.
"In a bit of preemption of the senator from Alabama, your argument is wrong that this is taking money out of defense," McCain said. "You are dead wrong."
He added, "I'll match my record with the senator of Alabama on defense spending any time, day or night. And the fact is that this money is taken out of programs that were already canceled and were going to be returned to the Treasury. And if they had been used for defense, then it would have busted the budget agreement that the senator from Alabama has so stoutly defended time after time."
Sessions soon mounted his objection but didn't want to get personal, asserting that if McCain had been elected president, Russia never would have invaded Crimea.
Russia had no problem invading Georgia when former US Prezident and fake pilot/cowboy GW Bush was in the White House.
McCain was practically screaming for war with Russia at that point.
“We should immediately call a meeting of the North Atlantic Council to assess Georgia’s security and review measures NATO can take to contribute to stabilizing this very dangerous situation,” McCain said.
It is the height of US hubris to assume that other countries consider "what would Washington think" when conducting their own foreign affairs/operations. Chomsky routinely makes this error but apparently so do members of the US Federal Government. Well, guess what: most countries don't care what the US thinks. And since right wing nuts don't care about the UN or about "nation building" or about the US operating as the global police force, or even democracy, what is the point of taking a position on Ukraine?
You are charged with multiple violations of US civics. english grammar and being a moron. How do you plead?
Let's test your "knowlege" of the law: you have three choices.
Refuse to answer (mute)
"Orly Taitz (born August 30, 1960) is a leading figure in the "birther" movement, which challenges whether Barack Obama is a natural-born citizen eligible to serve as President of the United States. She has also run for state-wide office in California twice and is a dentist, lawyer, and former real estate agent. She also promotes a number of other allegations both related and unrelated to Obama, and has initiated a number of lawsuits on behalf of the "birther" movement."
Taitz has also supported a number of other theories not directly related to Obama, including:
-Goldman Sachs runs the United States Treasury.
-Baxter International has developed a bird flu vaccine that kills people.
-Representative Alcee Hastings and the House of Representatives are planning to build at least six labor camps.
-Hugo Chávez owns the software that runs American voting machines,
-FactCheck is untrustworthy because of its links to the Annenberg Foundation.
Still less crazy than Michelle Bachmann.
On the 1-10 scale of paranoid female US J's hating Obama the Muslim, Orly ranks about a 4. Debbie Schlussel is at least 6 and Pam Geller pwns the category at 11.
Since the conservative-owned SCOTUS upheld the constitutionality of the ACA, on what legal basis do you ascribe the ACA as being "lawless?"
Indeed, the SCOTUS decision is nearly 2 years old:
"June 28, 2012 WASHINGTON — The Supreme Court on Thursday upheld President Obama’s health care overhaul law, saying its requirement that most Americans obtain insurance or pay a penalty was authorized by Congress’s power to levy taxes. The vote was 5 to 4, with Chief Justice John G. Roberts Jr. joining the court’s four more liberal members."
...the net result of the climatic and physiological effects of atmospheric CO2 enrichment on Earth’s terrestrial plant life has in the mean been decidedly beneficial...
Unfortunately, people aren't plants.
The leader of the Catholic organization who said earlier this week that liberal academics should be "taken out and shot" is willing to admit that he messed up.
The leader of a group called the Catholic Family and Human Rights Institute (or "C-FAM") had a pretty extreme take on the Duke University freshman who has made waves by revealing that she will subsidize her education through her work as a porn star.
Austin Ruse said on American Family Radio earlier this week that Duke student Miriam Weeks, who performs under the screen name "Belle Knox," was clearly corrupted by those no-good "women's studies" professors at her school:
"That is the nonsense that they teach in women’s studies at Duke University, this is where she learned this. The toxic stew of the modern university is gender studies, it’s “Sex Week,” they all have “Sex Week” and teaching people how to be sex-positive and overcome the patriarchy. My daughters go to a little private religious school and we pay an arm and a leg for it precisely to keep them away from all of this kind of nonsense. I do hope that they go to a Christian college or university and to keep them so far away from the hard left, human-hating people that run modern universities, who should all be taken out and shot."
Which brings us to the artifice of "non-apology":
"I deeply regret and apologize for using the expression "taken out and shot" on the Sandy Rios Show this week. It was not intended to be taken literally. I have dedicated my life and career to ending violence. I regret that these poorly chosen words are being used to attack my friends at American Family Radio and American Family Association."
A real apology requires both acknowledgement of offense and retraction, not a collection of carefully-crafted sentences that amusingly avoid acknowledging offense. (Notice his "regret" doesn't extend to the "hard left, human-hating people that run modern universities."
Like Sarah Palin going rogue on Facebook but wish it was televised instead? Great news! The former governor of Alaska is getting her own digital video channel.
“Think of it as a video version of her Facebook page,” a source familiar with the project told Capital New York, which reported the news on Friday.
The show is tentatively called "Rogue TV", presumably after her memoir. It be available via Tapp, a new digital video service founded by former heads of CNN and NBC Universal, at $10 per subscription.
Instead of opinion on issues of the day on her Facebook page, the former Republican half-term governor and vice presidential nominee will do so via video as well as offer "tips for parents and recipes."
Apparently the written medium proved insufficient at getting her thoughts across to conservatives.
Not quite that old, but being a dumb, very old, very wise white man, I predicted Jolly would FLUSH Sink. Was I correct, loser?
You were correct.
However...exactly what does your being an old, stupid white man have to do with being correct?
In other news, Nate (99.1% confirmed genius; 99.999% confirmed #$%$) Silver's electoral forecasting is nothing short of awesome. I don't pay much attention to his baseball predictions because that would be cheating.
While his own models are propriety, I assume Silver is using a combination of multiple linear (regressive) trendings...but even this is simplistic: given the amount of data, Silver would need to employ multiple polynomial functions across an array of quantified (?) variables...and then somehow summarize the result as a discrete function....and then translate that into some form of readable english.
Despite his claims to the contrary, I consider Silver a statistician. (Hannah Arendt didn't like being labeled a philosopher; haha, she called herself a political theorist)
Since 2008, the last year before President Barack Obama took office, the number of Americans in their twenties who were not in the labor force during the average month has climbed from 8,756,000 to 10,511,000—an increase of 1,755,000 or 20 percent.
The 10,511,000 Americans age 20 through 29 who were not in the labor force in 2013 is the highest ever recorded by BLS.
Incredible. I've explained the logic of BLS "labor force" metric several times, but its like you are willfully ignorant and/or stupid and/or lying.
As previously observed (on this board): those not in the labor force are not job-seekers. Grouping them by age (in this case: 20-29) makes no difference.
BLS Glossary: Not in the labor force (Current Population Survey)
"Includes persons aged 16 years and older in the civilian noninstitutional population who are neither employed nor unemployed in accordance with the definitions contained in this glossary. Information is collected on their desire for and availability for work, job search activity in the prior year, and reasons for not currently searching."
(technically speaking, those not in the labor force are "out of scope)
It is not true that statistics lie; what is true is that people lie about statistics.
An older lie we will never forget, "I did not have sexual relations with that woman(Monica Lewinsky).
1998-1999: The GOP-controlled House voted to impeach Clinton, but was overturned by the GOP-controlled Senate (re 105th Congress). Go forth and read.
"The British government has learned that Saddam Hussein recently sought significant quantities of uranium from Africa."
From Bush's SOTU speech, delivered 1/28/2003
(in addition, confirmation of torture, spying on everyone, etc)
"House Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi promised Wednesday that when her party takes over, the new majority will not attempt to remove President Bush from office, despite earlier pledges to the contrary from others in the caucus."
OK, whether Pelosi (and Reid) would have been able to carry enough votes to fulfill the righteous and deserved impeachment proceedings against Bush's criminally stupid and psychopathic regime is up for debate, but I'm thinking it wasn't realistic. (Especially since most Congressional Dems had previously voted to give Bush carte blanche for invading Iraq). Historically, Dems are cowards when the game reaches this level of partisanship.
Example: Obama ordered US DOJ head (AG Eric Holder) to halt investigating members of the Bush Administration for war crimes back in March 2009.
That's when I lost respect for Barack "the reformist" Obama as a moral/ethical leader: about a month after he took office. Bush, Cheney and their respective cabinets deserve to spend the rest of their lives in an 8x10 Hague prison cell.
7.53 pm (WaPo) "In the first major test of voter attitudes in 2014, Republican David Jolly won a closely watched special election for the U.S. House in Florida Tuesday, handing his party a narrow victory in a battleground district where Republicans and Democrats spent millions of dollars fine-tuning their messages on national issues ahead of the fall midterm elections.
"...Jolly outpaced Democrat Alex Sink by about 3,400 votes out of 183,000. The Associated Press called the race for Jolly less than an hour after polls closed."
3400/183000 = 1.86% but is still a win.
That poem was first posted April 2013. The version you posted is from Jan 2014....from a right wing crank site.
In point of fact, it is worth mentioning that not a single member of the MARINE CORPS died during the Benghazi attack.
The Obama Administration obviously won't be held accountable because we apparently accept Hilary Clinton's statement, "What difference does it make?"
Clinton was right. Obama nailed Romney on this "talking point" back in October 2012 in full view of millions of viewers, yet despite 18 months of congressional investigations (as per the budget-conscious GOP) findings are zero, zilch and nada. The only real point of fact is that the GOP House reduced funding for diplomatic missions....a fact that the GOP-led committee investigating Benghazi has dismissed as being a relevant cause.
Sarah Palin. Annoying voice, cottage cheese legs, mother of Bristol Palin.
WOULD NOT BANG
Megyn Kelly. Faux News anchor. Hilarious hair. Once made Karl Rove cry.
WOULD NOT BANG
Ann Coulter. Disturbingly prominent adam's apple. Horrible writer. Possibly a national hallucination.
WOULD NOT BANG
Michelle Maglalang Malkin. Hilarious niche author, hilarious white supremacist (despite being Filipino) and founder of the hiliariously named site Twitchy. Probably douches with Jimmy Carter's tears.
WOULD NOT BANG
"I want to make sure that, not only in the Republican Party but in the body politic as a whole, people are aware of threats that remain to the United States." --John Bolton
Heh. There's a guy I could kick in the balzac for years without getting bored.
There is no problem that cannot be solved in part by making dead conservatives from live ones.
Indeed: following a super-secret poll (conducted by accredited scientists everywhere and funded by George Soros), everyone agrees that killing 100% of conservatives would improve the world situation by 85%.
I call dibs on David Koch's Palm Beach mansion following the successful revolution. #$%$ and blow for everyone!
Frankenstein Gen Sherman back to life and let him finish the job of killing every single son (and to be fair, daughter) of the Confederacy. Why? There is no problem that cannot be solved in part by making dead conservatives from live ones.
Give me a saw and 5 minutes to test one of Einstein's theories:
"He who joyfully marches to music in rank and file has already earned my contempt. He has been given a large brain by mistake, since for him the spinal cord would suffice."
Wayne LaPierre and every single member of his tribe needs to be assassinated. Death by gun would be poetic justice, but I'm okay with knives, poison, death by car, or simply beating them to death. Brute killing force is the only language these psychopaths understand, and anything short of that is just pointless. I would happily kick Ted Nugent to death without a whisper of remorse.
Personally I am ok with torturing such people to death, but not as an object lesson in social mechanics; just because I think it would be fun to make them scream, gurgle, and bleed. I'm a sadist, not a fascist.