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pilodialcyst 374 posts  |  Last Activity: 1 hour 2 minutes ago Member since: Apr 7, 2004
  • Reply to

    Would Saul Alinski be proud?

    by pilodialcyst Nov 16, 2014 5:19 AM
    pilodialcyst pilodialcyst Nov 16, 2014 10:28 AM Flag

    None of that has anything to do with US interests or security.

    How does that post explain your and Cowpaddy99 total lack of cognitively recognizing irony? You old fools are easily betrayed by your lack of thinking skills.

    Sentiment: Strong Sell

  • Reply to

    Would Saul Alinski be proud?

    by pilodialcyst Nov 16, 2014 5:19 AM
    pilodialcyst pilodialcyst Nov 16, 2014 9:03 AM Flag

    Cowpaddy99: Do you see your cohort also has serious cognitive deficits?

    Sentiment: Strong Sell

  • Reply to

    Would Saul Alinski be proud?

    by pilodialcyst Nov 16, 2014 5:19 AM
    pilodialcyst pilodialcyst Nov 16, 2014 6:49 AM Flag

    Your 3rd grade education is showing..... again.

    Irony is not well known in the elderly. They have cognitive deficits.

    Sentiment: Strong Sell

  • pilodialcyst by pilodialcyst Nov 16, 2014 5:19 AM Flag

    No doubt about it.

    More than a week has passed since the Democrat [sic] party was refudiated by voters in the midterm elections, and Barack Hussein Obama continues to act as though he's still president—and a dictatorial one at that!

    On Monday morning, he issued a call for the Obamacare-ization of the internets (if you like your spam, you can keep it).

    Then, on Wednesday, he made a deal with communist China to Obamacare-ify the environment (if you like your planet, you can keep it).

    And, now, he's preparing to sign an executive order that will Obamacare-izzle U.S. immigration policy, too (if you like our country, you can keep it).

    No question, Saul Alinski would be proud. Well done Obama, well done INDEED!!!

    Sentiment: Strong Sell

  • Reply to

    Obama has just CRUSHED the GOP

    by pilodialcyst Nov 15, 2014 11:52 AM
    pilodialcyst pilodialcyst Nov 15, 2014 1:21 PM Flag

    No spin drooler. He already divided the GOP on immigration. Any government shutdown will be in he hands of the "majority" party. They cannot govern. They are already in a circular firing squad.


    Sentiment: Strong Sell

  • pilodialcyst by pilodialcyst Nov 15, 2014 11:52 AM Flag

    By using the one thing that divides the GOP. You cannot fully understand how divided the GOP is on immigration. For this to make sense, you have to understand that the GOP is about as divided over immigration policy as any political party is over any single issue.

    There’s a general consensus that the border should be secure and that amnesty is bad, but things break into a million tiny pieces from there.

    Depending on whom you ask, “border security” can mean a host of different things, including fence-building, higher security spending, more Immigration and Customs Enforcement officers, and who knows what else.

    And the word amnesty is also ambiguous: Sen. Marco Rubio, one of the Senate immigration bill’s original sponsors, means something very different when he uses that word than immigration hawk Sen. Jeff Sessions. There are Republicans who want to put the millions of undocumented immigrants in this country on track to getting citizenship, and there are Republicans who want to send everyone back to their home countries as quickly as possible and seal the border behind them.

    ABSOLUTELY BRILLIANT political strategy. Well done Obama well done INDEED!!!!!

    Sentiment: Strong Sell

  • pilodialcyst pilodialcyst Nov 15, 2014 11:37 AM Flag

    Oops. Drooler, your third grade education is showing. Be sure your kids family gets enrolled in Obamacare. Enrollment begins today.

    Sentiment: Strong Sell

  • Sign up droolers. It is your only chance at health insurance.

    Over the past year, more than 10 million Americans have gained the financial security and peace of mind that comes with health insurance.

    More than seven million people enrolled in affordable coverage by visiting, or going to the marketplace in their state. On average, they’re paying just $82 a month for coverage. For a lot of people, that’s less than a cell phone bill or a cable bill. Insurance companies can no longer deny you coverage just because you have a preexisting condition, and they now have to cover free preventive care like checkups and mammograms.

    America, start your engines. The Affordable Care Act exchanges open today, and the White House is on it, with President Obama devoting his weekly address to urging sign-ups, explaining advantages, and telling stories from Americans who have benefited from Obamacare in the past year.

    Sentiment: Strong Sell

  • Wonder why the Fox News Liars haven't reported on the good news on jobs creation here:

    As Congress tries to go around President Obama to approve Canada's Keystone XL tar sands pipeline, we continue to hear about jobs, jobs, jobs.

    If members of Congress are so concerned about jobs, why in the world are they willing to bet our future on the Canadian pipeline while refusing to support crucial, overdue policies that will expand clean energy that's homegrown right here in the USA?

    Consider the numbers:

    Keystone XL will create about 35 full-time jobs and 15 temporary jobs, according to the U.S. State Department's analysis. Granted, about 1,950 construction jobs will be created, but those jobs -- while important -- disappear after the pipe goes in the ground.

    Clean energy companies, meanwhile, announced more than 18,000 jobs in more than 20 states in just the last three months alone, according to the latest report from my organization, Environmental Entrepreneurs (E2). See the full report here.

    In other words, nine times as many jobs were announced by energy efficiency, solar, wind, biofuel and other companies in the USA -- in just the last three months alone.

    As President Obama put it:

    "Understand what this project is: It is providing the ability of Canada to pump their oil, send it through our land, down to the Gulf, where it will be sold everywhere else. It doesn't have an impact on U.S. gas prices," he said.

    Sentiment: Strong Sell

  • pilodialcyst pilodialcyst Nov 14, 2014 4:31 PM Flag

    Here is evidence that the Fox News Liars are completely wrong.

    Why are you droolers not seeing this?

    Sentiment: Strong Sell

  • The Republican plan for the next two years was continued, boring gridlock. No shutdowns, no impeachment.

    But just a week and a half after the elections, the kooks are pounding on the door.

    The cycle of events was set off by President Obama snubbing the traditional ritual of penitence at his post-midterm press conference, crediting the Republicans with merely a “good night” rather than supplying them with a brandable term like “thumpin’” or “shellacking,” and generally acting unchastened.

    He followed this up with a series of steps that displayed a desire to continue acting like the president rather than waiting quietly for his term to end: He endorsed vigorous support for net neutrality, secured a major climate agreement with China, and plans a major liberalization of immigration law through executive action.

    Further inflaming conservative suspicions is the fact that John Boehner wants very badly to pass immigration reform. (Though not badly enough to bring a bill to the House floor.)

    In a post-election meeting with Obama, Boehner reportedly pleaded for one more chance to pass a bill and even seemed to tacitly accept that Obama would act on his own if that failed.

    Sentiment: Strong Sell

  • There it is, then: Ebola has become a non-issue now that the midterm elections are over.

    And that is how we get the Fox News Liars pivoting from OMG Ebola to stories about how fighting Ebola in all those other countries is an inexcusable waste of money.

    Election's over, everyone. Problem solved.

    HAAAAA!!!!! And the rubes and drooling old white men still watch those fools.

    Sentiment: Strong Sell

  • He is so upset, he even had his skinny arms flailing.

    He "forgets" Reagan and Bush 1 doing the same thing. But their skin was far more pale and sickly.

    "I believe it is an impeachable offense," Krauthammer told Fox News host Megyn Kelly Thursday evening. "If the circumstances were different, if we were at the beginning of a presidency, if we hadn't had years when the Congress has been supine and unresponsive at other grabs of their authority by the executive ... this idea of prosecutorial discretion is really a travesty."

    Krauthammer also said an executive order on immigration would be a "flagrant assault on the Constitution."

    Except when The Dripper did the same thing.

    Sentiment: Strong Sell

  • The Liars are called Liars for good reasons. Here is what the professor said:

    "The bill was written in a tortured way to make sure CBO did not score the mandate as taxes. If [CBO] scored the mandate as taxes, the bill dies. Okay, so it's written to do that. In terms of risk-rated subsidies, if you had a law which said that healthy people are going to pay in -- you made explicit that healthy people pay in and sick people get money -- it would not have passed...Lack of transparency is a huge political advantage. And basically, call it the stupidity of the American voter, or whatever, but basically that was really, really critical for the thing to pass."

    WOW. The Fox News Liars actually DID lie again to the elderly people that actually are benefiting from ACA.

    Sentiment: Strong Sell

  • pilodialcyst by pilodialcyst Nov 14, 2014 12:06 PM Flag

    Senate Republicans are still making the TV news rounds to complain about the historic U.S.-China climate agreement, in which the U.S. will accelerate its targets for carbon emission reductions and China will dramatically expand non-fossil energy sources and, for the first time ever, commit to a date for beginning to reduce emissions.

    Now, President Obama is expected to announce that the U.S. will be giving $3 billion to a fund to help poor countries deal with the effects of climate change, which means the Republican outrage should be reaching head-exploding levels any minute now.


    Sentiment: Strong Sell


    House Speaker John Boehner doesn't want President Obama to take the action on immigration reform that congressional Republicans won't, and Republicans are considering a lawsuit against Obama if he does anything they don't want him to do on immigration.

    Which means, if he does anything. If you're thinking "hasn't John Boehner been threatening to sue the president for a while?," you're absolutely right. He just keeps changing his mind about why.

    Boehner first announced plans to initiate a federal suit against Obama in late June, when he called the president’s executive orders an unconstitutional power grab by one branch of government.

    But the suit has wallowed ever since as GOP lawmakers have struggled to find a D.C. area law firm willing to take up their legal fight. In recent weeks, many observers have speculated privately that Boehner was purposely stalling his legal fight to include whatever actions Obama opts to take to overhaul the nation’s immigration laws.

    At one point, the plan was to sue Obama to force him to immediately impose the Affordable Care Act's employer mandate before January 1, 2015, but time ran out on that one, so immigration it is.


    If Republicans get their act together and any law firm will take them as a client, that is.

    Sentiment: Strong Sell

  • pilodialcyst pilodialcyst Nov 14, 2014 11:35 AM Flag

    $2.59 here in north Texas.

    Sentiment: Strong Sell

  • Reply to

    Effect on natural gas prices

    by forwardflash Nov 13, 2014 6:21 PM
    pilodialcyst pilodialcyst Nov 14, 2014 6:56 AM Flag

    mechanization of coal mining killed far more jobs. The rubes still believe that the EPA was responsible.

    Sentiment: Strong Sell

  • According to new numbers published by WWF Scotland this week, wind turbines generated enough electricity in October to power 3,045,000 homes in the U.K. — more than enough for all the homes in Scotland.
    Referring to it as a “bumper month” for renewable energy, WWF Scotland’s director Lang Banks said in a statement that “while nuclear power plants were being forced to shut because of cracks, Scotland’s wind and sunshine were quietly and cleanly helping to keep the lights on in homes across the country.”
    Based on figures provided by WeatherEnergy, part of the European EnergizAIR project, the data also showed that for those homes fitted with solar panels, there was enough sunshine to meet around 40 percent of the electricity needs of an average home.
    Wind energy has been thriving in the U.K. in recent months. In August the U.K set a new record for wind power generation, with wind accounting for seventeen percent of national demand. This came around the time that EDF Energy announced it was temporarily shutting down four of its U.K. reactors, or around a quarter of its total nuclear generating capacity, due to longevity issues. The four EDF reactors under investigation were commissioned in 1983 and are officially scheduled to be taken out of service in 2019.

    Sentiment: Strong Sell

  • The Chinese have begun a massive upgrade to solar and wind power, while signing off on a reduction in CO2 emissions. THEY will be quickly passing us in terms of power generation from green sources.

    The agreement between the U.S. and China to significantly cut their carbon emissions likely represents another blow to Big Coal and its hopes of overcoming a decline in its share of the U.S. energy market with a surge in exports to Asia.
    China is the 800-pound gorilla in the international market for thermal coal, and its pledge to get 20 percent of its electrical power from renewable sources by 2030 and to hit its peak greenhouse gas emissions the same year will have big implications for coal producers in Australia and the United States
    “This announcement raises the financial risks for coal exporters,” said Clark Williams-Derry, deputy director of the Sightline Institute, a Seattle nonprofit research center, in an email. “It will make it even harder for them to raise the capital that would be required to build massive coal terminals in the Pacific Northwest.”
    Noting that the coal industry has frequently asserted that developing economies will be a growth area for coal, Ross Macfarlane, who directs the business partnership program at Climate Solutions, said “that story is no longer reflecting reality.”
    The carbon emissions announcement comes on the heels of a recent decision by China to once again impose an import tax on foreign coal. At the same time, China has been modernizing its own coal industry, and importing less this year, with imports down nearly 8 percent through the first ten months of 2014.
    “China’s coal use will have to decline in order for its greenhouse gas emissions to stabilize,” wrote Peter Martin in a column in today’s Sydney Morning Herald that proclaimed “Australia’s coal exports at risk” because of the deal with the U.S. on emissions. “It needn’t be the end of Australia’s thermal coal exports to China, but it could.”

    Sentiment: Strong Sell

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