Hate filled Republicans remember 9-11 only just before Election Day. Then they blame Algore and President Clinton (both out of office for 8+ months on 9-11-01) for Bush Administration follies leading up to 9-11. Stuff on the History Channel has no interest to Republicans this time of year.
Whether a pension fund is fully funded today or tomorrow makes no difference to the retirees. What really matters is how well each is funded at the time a retiree receives his/her pension. GM has fared so well after the bailout that none of its retirees- union or nonunion, has a care in the world related to pension funding.
Just more Red State Bovine Excrement aimed at undercutting confidence in our fine President.
Red State Rethugs are very weird folks.
Not quite as weird as major college football nationally broadcast on a Wednesday night, but still they are very stupid, weird folks.
It seemed a dream story for the Christian right. A Fox News article titled “Airmen Punished for Objecting to Gay Marriage,” tells the story of Lackland Air Force Base’s Phillip Monk, who, according to his own testimony, stood up for a military trainer who had publicly announced his disapproval of gay marriage. His superior, who Monk notes is “openly a lesbian,” wanted the trainer punished, which led to a rift that eventually caused Monk to be “relieved of his position.”
The story had everything: gay people oppressing Christians, as well as a man fired for simply, reasonably, defending his faith. It got enough notice that a Family Research Council petition to Air Force Secretary Eric Fanning to personally intercede on Monk’s behalf gathered over 45,000 signatures in the last five days.
But there’s a problem with Monk’s story: it relies on a generous interpretation of—some might say disregard for—the facts. Monk was never “relieved of his position” or “essentially fired,” as he claimed. Anybody who bothered to reach out to Colleen McGee, the military public relations contact on this issue, would have figured this out. But when I called her, I learned that I was only the fourth reporter to do so. “Normally, for a story like this, I’d expect about forty calls,” said McGee.
McGee cleared up some basic facts: first of all, Phillip Monk was not “officially fired”; rather, he was transferred back to his field (medicine), a transfer he had been aware of since May. He was never removed from duty.
What’s more, it seems that McGee’s superior wasn’t even that upset about the whole issue, but simply thought that they had “agreed to disagree.”
Ironically, what finally got Monk in actual trouble was this very public misstatement of what happened to him (although, I use “in actual trouble” loosely here, as Monk has not been punished in any way).
Faux News reports on the imminent demise of Obamacare are greatly exaggerated. Faux News stories are based upon improper comparisons between insurance rates for healthy young adults (now), and health insurance rates for the general population (after Obamacare takes effect next year).
As usual, Republican newsmakers turn facts on end so that it is a good bet to believe the opposite of what Republicans say.
Reagan tax cuts, Bush tax cuts, Bush financial disaster, wars in the Middle East - causes of our troubles are not difficult to grasp.
If the wingnut's wife is only as attractive as the average Wal-Mart shopper and weighs over 150 pounds, you made a wise decision. Any children resulting from your relationship would have been #$%$ whackos just like their mother.
If you identified one President Obama statement you believe to be incorrect, you will probably evoke many responses on this board pointing out in detail why your position is muddle headed.
House Rethugs in full Blame Obama for Everything mode again?
Who wouldav thunk it?
Akin to the Bush lie, repeated many times, that Iraq threw out the U.N. inspectors before Bush invaded the country. Fact (quoted directly from Wikipedia) is:
Prior to the attack, the United Nations Monitoring, Verification and Inspection Commission (UNMOVIC) found no evidence of WMD, but could not yet verify the accuracy of Iraq's declarations regarding what weapons it possessed, as their work was still unfinished. The leader of the inspectors, Hans Blix, estimated the time remaining for disarmament being verified through inspections to be "months".
On 16 March 2003, the U.S. government advised the U.N. inspectors to leave their unfinished work and exit from Iraq. On 20 March the American-led coalition conducted a surprise military invasion of Iraq without declaring war.
Not until the mission is actually accomplished, imnsho.
GWB is still the biggest fool to occupy the WH in our lifetimes.
Yeah, right. Just like Jim Jeffries kicked Jack Johnson's butt a century ago.
You guys keep fighting the same battles, losing every time. Give it a rest.
Any given day on the floor of the HR is good SNL material. Hard to top the Bachmann/King duo, tho. As Krugman pointed out in the NYT, Rethugs are facing a big Wonk Gap.