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notarethug 36 posts  |  Last Activity: Dec 30, 2015 9:29 AM Member since: Aug 19, 2006
  • Just 24 hours after Jeb Bush downsized his campaign to fit his struggle in the polls, Bush tells America if they want to elect Trump, go right ahead. Jeb Bush has better things to do than sit around and be demonized.

    Speaking in South Carolina today, Jeb Bush said (via CNN’s Jake Tapper), “If this election is about how we’re going to fight to get nothing done, then I don’t want anything, I don’t want any part of it. I don’t want to be elected president to sit around and see gridlock just become so dominant that people literally are in decline in their lives. That is not my motivation. I’ve got a lot of really cool things I cold do other than sit around, being miserable, listening to people demonize me and feeling compelled to demonize them.

    That is a joke. Elect Trump if you want that.”

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    Anyone know what Obama's legacy will be.

    by tigernumberone962 Dec 7, 2015 12:12 AM
    notarethug notarethug Dec 25, 2015 7:47 AM Flag

    Mr. Bill Doherty, a 78 year old retiree who pressed Mr. Rubio on his experience at the Franklin town hall meeting, said he appreciated the senator’s response, in which he confronted his youth head on.

    Mr. Rubio told him: “It is true that there are people running for president who have lived longer than I have. What is not true is that anybody running has a better understanding or has shown better judgment on the issues we face.”

    Mr. Doherty said later, “I have a great fear of people who come up with simplistic answers for complex problems. We are faced with many difficult questions in the United States today, and we have a lot of people who are willing to do hand-waving and shoot their mouth off.”

    Did he think Mr. Rubio was ready to be president, though?

    Mr. Doherty said he would probably end up voting for Hillary Clinton.

  • Reply to

    Anyone know what Obama's legacy will be.

    by tigernumberone962 Dec 7, 2015 12:12 AM
    notarethug notarethug Dec 25, 2015 7:42 AM Flag

    Marco Rubio sees himself as a conservative Obama:

    "A liberal Democrat would say Barack Obama has been a pretty influential president,” Mr. Rubio told a crowd of several hundred people finishing a pancake breakfast here. “He got Dodd-Frank, the stimulus, the deal with Iran. All these things that they were able to get done, they’d look at it and say, ‘This guy’s been pretty consequential.’”

  • notarethug notarethug Dec 25, 2015 7:34 AM Flag

    OTOH "Senator Bernie Sanders Confronts CNN And Get Them To Admit Their Pro-Trump Bias"

    CUOMO: There’s no question that Trump drives ratings and that is always an influence in everything that we do. You can’t just wipe off all of this popularity that he has with a growing base of the GOP. They’re putting him first in the polls, not because of the media. They say they hate the media. They just love Trump.

    The mainstream media base their coverage on several biases. Trump gets coverage because he drives ratings because Issues don’t matter. Whether or not he can win an election doesn’t matter. Trump is entertainment, so he gets coverage.

    The big bias that Cuomo revealed was the media’s pandering to Republicans. Cuomo tried to justify all of the coverage of Trump because he is number one in the Republican polls.

    His point ignored the reality that Democrats outnumber Republicans in the United States. According to Gallup, 46% of the country identifies itself as Democratic, and 41% identify themselves as Republicans. Democrats have won five of the last six popular votes. If being number one in the polls really does matter, Hillary Clinton should be getting Trump level coverage, because she has higher national polling than the billionaire. Bernie Sanders should be second in coverage to Clinton because his support is higher than every Republican candidate.

    Sanders was correct. The Trump coverage isn’t about Trump at all. The tilt in coverage is based on several pro-Republican biases that exist in the media.

    The corporate media believes that America is a conservative nation. It isn’t. The United States has been trending in a liberal direction since the Great Recession. Cuomo’s defense of the overkill of Trump coverage was an admission that the corporate press is only interested in ratings.

  • notarethug notarethug Dec 14, 2015 12:36 PM Flag

    The GOP's dummies are good at forgetting facts about climate change too.

    Republican presidential front-runner Donald Trump had only this to say over the weekend: water regulations are making it difficult for him to keep his famed mane clean.

    Asked about the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) “Waters of the United States” rule at a campaign event in Aiken, S.C., on Saturday, Trump said it significantly impairs his ability to rinse, lather and repeat.

    “I’ll give you one regulation,” Trump said. “So I build, and I build a lot of stuff. And I go into areas where they have tremendous water. … And you have sinks where the water doesn’t come out.

    “You have showers where I can’t wash my hair properly,” he added. “It’s a disaster.

    Apparently that’s the only climate change ‘disaster’ Trump is concerned with.

    Jeb Bush had nothing to say following the announcement of a climate agreement in Paris on Saturday, but on Tuesday he belittled President Obama’s trip to Paris for the global climate conference, saying that if he were president, he most likely would have skipped the meeting.

    Texas Sen. Ted Cruz’s non-response was particularly surprising. Up until Saturday’s decision, the chairman of the Senate Subcommittee on Space, Science, and Competitiveness had been vocal about his own opposition to aggregated climate data, telling members at a climate science hearing on Tuesday that evidence to the contrary mattered. “According to the satellite data, there has been no significant global warming for the past 18 years. Those are the data,” said Cruz. “The global warming alarmists don’t like these data — they are inconvenient to their narrative. But facts and evidence matter.”

  • Republican presidential front-runner Donald Trump had only this to say over the weekend: water regulations are making it difficult for him to keep his famed mane clean.

    Asked about the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) “Waters of the United States” rule at a campaign event in Aiken, S.C., on Saturday, Trump said it significantly impairs his ability to rinse, lather and repeat.

    “I’ll give you one regulation,” Trump said. “So I build, and I build a lot of stuff. And I go into areas where they have tremendous water. … And you have sinks where the water doesn’t come out.

    “You have showers where I can’t wash my hair properly,” he added. “It’s a disaster.

    Apparently that’s the only climate change ‘disaster’ Trump is concerned with.

    Jeb Bush had nothing to say following the announcement of a climate agreement in Paris on Saturday, but on Tuesday he belittled President Obama’s trip to Paris for the global climate conference, saying that if he were president, he most likely would have skipped the meeting.

    Texas Sen. Ted Cruz’s non-response was particularly surprising. Up until Saturday’s decision, the chairman of the Senate Subcommittee on Space, Science, and Competitiveness had been vocal about his own opposition to aggregated climate data, telling members at a climate science hearing on Tuesday that evidence to the contrary mattered. “According to the satellite data, there has been no significant global warming for the past 18 years. Those are the data,” said Cruz. “The global warming alarmists don’t like these data — they are inconvenient to their narrative. But facts and evidence matter.”

  • notarethug notarethug Dec 8, 2015 10:21 AM Flag

    Paul Ryan's empty bluster is almost as absurd as Trump.
    There is no such thing as a "moderate Republican" any more.

  • Paul Ryan, picking up where he left off in his response to President Obama’s address to the nation on Sunday night, claims widespread opposition to Obama’s strategy against the Islamic State by citing the right-leaning mainstream media. Of course, what he doesn’t advertise is widespread opposition to the Republican strategy of abandoning American values by profiling refugees on account of their religion, selling assault weapons to terrorists, and increasing the radicalization of Muslims through repressive measures based on fear-mongering and hate.

    According to Ryan, Obama doesn’t have a plan, even though Obama has repeatedly outlined and explain his plan to the American people. Obama says “this is my plan” and Ryan responds with, “the president needs a plan.” The GOP has long since become a theater of the absurd.

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    How Many Members Are In The BNJC

    by gamalataki Dec 3, 2015 9:12 PM
    notarethug notarethug Dec 3, 2015 10:58 PM Flag

    I nominate friendlyfire1x based upon his quote from nut job Ted Cruz.

  • It is not news that Republicans exist and thrive on fear, likely because they are perpetually terrified human beings and want all Americans to live as they do wallowing in cowardice. The most pressing Republican fright du jour is the Islamic faith and its adherents, and it is too bad the cowards cannot take a lesson from the Catholic Pope because then perhaps they could control their own fear and dial back their lurch toward Nazism.

    Although it was generally ignored in America’s Islamophobic media, news outlets around the world reported that Pope Francis has taken the biggest security risk of his papacy. This Pope, in contrast to Republican-type hateful Christians, chose to make an official visit to a mosque in Bangui, the capital of Central African Republic (CAR). Unlike Republicans, instead of demonstrating abject fright or calling for internment, surveillance, registration, or military action against Muslims, Pope Francis delivered a Jesus Christ-like message of peace and reconciliation in a show of solidarity with other worshippers of the Muslim and Judeo-Christian Abrahamic god.

    When the Pope visits anywhere he is surrounded by security, but this trip to a besieged Islamic enclave in a foreign land required extraordinarily heavy UN and Vatican protection. Why? Because like Jesus Christ he represents, Pope Francis traveled in his open “popemobile” right into the heart of PK5, where 15,000 Muslims are completely surrounded by heavily-armed and violent Christian militiamen. Less than a year ago there were about 122,000 Muslims living in the capital, but with bloodthirsty onward Christian soldiers on a crusade, the Muslim population has nearly been virtually vanquished.

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    Ted Cruz Is The Best

    by financekid299 Dec 1, 2015 10:14 PM
    notarethug notarethug Dec 2, 2015 8:29 AM Flag

    Ted Cruz completely invented his own new reality.
    The facts are that Cruz supports a personhood amendment to the Constitution that would ban birth control.
    Ted Cruz thinks contraception is the same as abortion induced drugs.

  • In case there was any doubts left about the rampant racism that infects our police forces, a shocking new report from the Southern Poverty Law Center and the Alabama Justice Project has found that law officers in Dothan, Alabama, have been planting drugs and weapons on black suspects for years – and hundreds are still in prison on false charges. The explosive evidence has been brought forward by other police officers, who believe that “the public has a right to know that the Dothan Police Department, and District Attorney Doug Valeska, targeted young black men by planting drugs and weapons on them over a decade. Most of the young men were prosecuted, many sentenced to prison, and some are still in prison. Many of the officers involved were subsequently promoted and are in leadership positions in law enforcement. They hope the mood of the country is one that demands action and that the US Department of Justice will intervene.”

    The whistle-blowing officers have even said they are willing to testify against their corrupt comrades, who were apparently members of a neo-Confederate organization that called “for blacks to return to Africa, published that the civil rights movement is really a Jewish conspiracy, and that blacks have lower IQ’s.” The leaked files also reveal that an Internal Affairs investigation into the matter was silenced by the Attorney General’s office: “all were aware of the investigation and its outcome. All have been rewarded with careers in law enforcement by those for whom they covered, while those who spoke out were forced out of the department. Disturbingly, Ott and Parrish have both attended the FBI academy. Both were highly recommended by the district attorney and former Police Chief, John White.”

  • notarethug notarethug Dec 1, 2015 7:35 PM Flag

    Some enterprising news reporter ought to ask Cruz if he has a shred of evidence to support his vitriolic rhetoric.

  • Reply to

    Bernie Sanders Connects the Dots

    by notarethug Nov 30, 2015 8:33 AM
    notarethug notarethug Dec 1, 2015 9:02 AM Flag

    Yes, if you really believe that booshwah about Christians pushing to save lives, you really are demented. It's the so-called "Christians" in our culture like Trump and Fiorina and their ilk who demonize American muslims, prevent women from obtaining reproductive health services, and propagate evil lies about Planned Parenthood. Without all the nonsensical noise by rightwingdings we wouldn't have hundreds of bombings at PP Clinics and numerous murders of doctors and their patients.

  • notarethug notarethug Nov 30, 2015 1:29 PM Flag

    That's quite a list. I hope it's not copyrighted.

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    President Obama claims to be a Christian !

    by shep2l998 Nov 29, 2015 4:14 PM
    notarethug notarethug Nov 30, 2015 1:16 PM Flag

    OTOH, Republicans thank the Mooslims for GWB's election in 2000.

    It is important to recognize how out of sync current Repubicanl views are with the Republican Party’s historical record. In 1957, Dwight D. Eisenhower became the first sitting president to speak at an American mosque. At the inauguration ceremony of the same Islamic center that Mr. Bush visited in 2001, Ike assured his audience that the nation “would fight with her whole strength” for Muslims’ right to worship according to their conscience.

    In 1974, Gerald R. Ford became the first president to send an official message to Muslim-Americans for Eid al-Fitr, the festival that marks the end of the holy month of Ramadan, saying that America’s diversity had been “greatly enhanced” by the “religious heritage” of Muslim-Americans. In 1981, Ronald Reagan nominated America’s first Muslim ambassador, the convert Robert Dickson Crane.

    These were the Republican footsteps that Mr. Bush was following in 2002 when he became the first president to visit an American mosque on Eid. He had the advantage, of course, of being an incumbent president, rather than a prospective candidate. Yet he and advisers like Karl Rove and Michael Gerson understood that demonizing Muslims and depicting Islam as “the enemy” not only fueled Al Qaeda’s narrative but also hurt their party’s electoral prospects.

    Minorities matter — in general, if not primary, elections. A study commissioned by the Republican National Committee in the wake of Mitt Romney’s 2012 defeat noted how “many minorities wrongly think that Republicans do not like them or want them in the country.” To be sure, Muslims constitute just 1 to 2 percent of voters in the United States, but in 2000, when the presidential election turned on just 537 votes in Florida, more than 46,000 Muslims in that state voted Republican. In the view of the influential conservative activist Grover Norquist, “George W. Bush was elected president of the United States because of the Muslim vote."

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    With 74% of what Trump Says Being Untrue

    by dbs_l952 Nov 28, 2015 10:00 PM
    notarethug notarethug Nov 30, 2015 8:49 AM Flag

    No-one is surprised at the escalation of violence and animus toward Muslims, whether they are American citizens or not. Republicans have made whipping up hate toward the Muslim community their current cause célèbre after spending no small amount of time and effort demeaning Hispanic immigrants ad nauseam. In fact, the violence targeting Muslims is no different than violence toward Planned Parenthood and it is “Mission Accomplished” for Republicans inciting terror attacks against Americans.

  • notarethug notarethug Nov 30, 2015 8:35 AM Flag

    Trickle Down - another hoax perpetrated by Republicans against hardworking lower and middle class Americans.

  • Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Bernie Sanders connected the dots and called out the unintended consequences of Republican rhetoric while responding to the Colorado Planned Parenthood shooting.

    In a statement, Sen. Sanders said, "Planned Parenthood has been the subject of vicious and unsubstantiated statements attacking an organization that provides critical health care for millions of Americans. I strongly support Planned Parenthood and the work it is doing and hope people realize that bitter rhetoric by Republican politicians can have unintended consequences.”

    The political campaign against Planned Parenthood has involved edited videos that are not factually accurate, congressional hearings which were filled with heated and inaccurate attacks against the health care provider, and even a Republican presidential candidate (Carly Fiorina) flat out lying about Planned Parenthood on the debate stage.

  • Recently, there has been an increase in the number of Americans who recognize that there is negligible difference, if any at all, between the dreaded ISIS, American right-wing-nuts, and now Saudi Arabia. Since the three groups, although not related, all share the same characteristics, they can be easily identified as practicing religious extremists. Just one aspect connecting the three closely-aligned groups is enforcing religious edicts and imposing extraordinarily harsh punishment for non-compliance. It is true that in America the government is not yet terrorizing or killing citizens for violating evangelical “religious laws,” but that action is increasingly the purview of armed religious maniacs.

    One thing is certain; it is very unpopular to point out to religious extremists that they are acting precisely like extremists in the Islamic State (ISIS, IS, ISIL). There was a news item that Republicans forbade corporate media to report because although Saudi Arabia imposes extraordinarily harsh death penalties for violating religious laws, the “Kingdom” is a major defense industry customer. Republicans epitomize hypocrisy as a matter of course, but while they complain that ISIS beheads people for not adhering to their religious beliefs, they turn a blind eye when Saudi Arabia does exactly the same thing.

    Two weeks ago a Saudi court sentenced a Palestinian man to death by beheading for apostasy based on alleged “blasphemous statements” during a discussion group and in a book of his poetry. The condemned poet, Ashraf Fayadh, claims another man made false accusations to the country’s religious police following a personal dispute. Now, what connects Saudis directly to ISIS is their implementation of dreaded “religious police” that monitor the population for non-compliance to religious edicts and metes out punishment; often in the form of a proper public beheading. One might wonder why Republicans are not clamoring to invade Saudi Arabia or bomb them.

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