Another caveat to this story. I just read that Rauner, the new republican governor, also has created a new position. Chief of Staff for his wife and the position pays $100,00. Does he think he lives in the white house where that's needed? Governors wives don't need a chief of staff. Of course, someone to run errands and shopping for the governors wife at taxpayers expense is exactly what you would expect from a republican. Don't you just love his idea of shared sacrifice? Don't you love that I'm such an avid reader?
The fallout from the republican butts is just beginning and gaining steam. The rock band Wilco has cancelled its concert in Indianapolis, which was scheduled for May because of the discrimination law and they're reporting that numerous conventions are cancelling their scheduled conventions in Indiana. The only question left is how many billions and how many jobs will the GOP cost the people of Indiana. I'm to the point that if people who voted for these clowns, lose their jobs and go bankrupt, I don't care. It may be the only way really stupid people ever learn anything. Arkansas, same story.
I mean, besides the normal garbage way of doing business in republicanville? First the state auditor who is running for governor supposedly commits suicide, just minutes before a scheduled interview with the media about a smear campaign that other republicans in the state were running against him. One month later, the state auditors spokesperson is found dead in his apartment of an ALLEGED SUICIDE. One problem. He lived in an apartment building with two floors and apartments surrounding each other and nobody heard a gun shot and no, there was no silences on the 357. On top of that, the spokesperson didn't own a gun. Something in Missouri sounds fishier than a room full of republican politicians. A note was left but police so far are refusing to release it. Have they checked with neighbors at the apartment complex to see if anyone had seen a large bundle of something being carried into the building and into his apartment? You know there's a whole lot more to this story but whether it will come out may depend on how many public officials they have bought and how professional the, shall we say, hired help was.
Bruce Rauner, the new republican governor of Illinois said state workers are making too much money and need to be part of the shared sacrifice to bring costs down. Yes, its just terrible that the people driving the snow plow and repairing the roads in freezing weather and sweltering heat are making $45,000 a year and the experienced, degreed accountant is making $60,000 a year. It looks though as if the shared sacrifice should stop with those people. He replaced former governor Pat Quinn's staff workers with his own buddies as staff workers for the governors office. Of the top ten staff member buddies that he brought in, all are making more than Quinn's staff members, ranging from 11% more to a whopping 94% more for the same positions. One of his staff members is making $250,000 dollar a year. 250K a year for a staff member. Nice work if you can get it or if you're buddies with a crooked politician who enjoys that taking from the poor republican mantra. Republicans don't even try to hide their screwing of the people anymore. He'll bank on the low IQ downstate republicans to support him. To republican politicians, shared sacrifice means the people that do the real work sacrifice and the republican politicians and their buddies share in what they took from the suckers.
The NCAA basketball tournament is next weekend in Indianapolis. It brings a ton of money into the town and the state. Its too late to cancel that but the NCAA said they are considering ending their relationship with Indiana as a venue.
"This Business Serves Everyone"
Business owners all across Indiana are scared to death that the idiot GOP legislators and governor are going to put them out of business. Many cities have already banned travel by their government employees to Indiana and many are finding other vendors to buy their merchandise from. Leave it to republicans playing to their low IQ supporters to destroy anything an everything in sight. Salesforce has already cancelled all activities in Indiana.
The most direct challenge to multiple Bill O’Reilly controversies was published on Monday, as a cameraman whom O’Reilly claims to have rescued during 1982 coverage of Buenos Aires riots says the Fox News host made up his account.
On Fox News in 2013, O’Reilly claimed to have rescued his photographer, who was bleeding from the ear: “My photographer got run down and then hit his head and was bleeding from the ear on the concrete. And the army was chasing us … I dragged him off.”
Mother Jones tracked down the man who claims to have been O’Reilly’s cameraman, who flatly denied O’Reilly’s story.
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“I never fell nor was I bleeding out my ear at any time during my Buenos Aires assignment,” Ignacio Medrano-Carbo said. “I do not even recall Mr. O’Reilly being near me when I shot all that footage nor after I left the unrest at Plaza de Mayo that evening. But it is not uncommon to be separated from your reporter during a disturbance such as that one.”
O’Reilly disputes the claim, telling TheWrap, “I never worked with Ignacio Medrano-Carbo. This is nothing more than yet another coordinated attack which predictably comes on the heels of my appearance on The Late Show with David Letterman.”
Another member of the CBS crew, Jim Forrest, also confirmed Medrano-Carbo was paired with O’Reilly that night.
Medrano-Carbo also disputes O’Reilly’s account that a different CBS News cameraman, Robert Moreno, was his cameraman on the night in question.
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“Mr. Moreno was indeed there, but at that time he was a sound man and working with seasoned CBS cameraman Carl Sorensen,” Medrano-Carbo said. “Mr. Moreno, who became my friend, did not pick up a camera until years later. My last name is Medrano perhaps; Mr. O’Reilly got confused since Mr. Moreno went on to shoot for CBS News? Medrano?
and need to be part of the shared sacrifice to bring costs down. Yes, its just terrible that the people driving the snow plow and repairing the roads in freezing weather and sweltering heat are making $45,000 a year and the experienced, degreed accountant is making $60,000 a year. It looks though as if the shared sacrifice should stop with those people. He replaced former governor Pat Quinn's staff workers with his own buddies as staff workers for the governors office. Of the top ten staff member buddies that he brought in, all are making more than Quinn's staff members, ranging from 11% more to a whopping 94% more for the same positions. One of his staff members is making $250,000 dollar a year. 250K a year for a staff member. Nice work if you can get it or if you're buddies with a crooked politician who enjoys that taking from the poor republican mantra. Republicans don't even try to hide their screwing of the people anymore. He'll bank on the low IQ downstate republicans to support him.
By the way, Tim Cook was not on the list, so he makes it 130 people on the list.
Curt Ford, a former Cardinal outfielder was filling his car up with gas at a gas station in Fenton, Missouri when someone started hurling racist statements at him and telling him to go back to Ferguson and then was suckered punched by the racist. The incident was caught on tape and there is also a witness. The racist has been arrested. The sad part is, Ford is a thousand times better human being than this disgusting racist. Ford said he may move to get away from these kind of people. In other words, blue state bound. Take a look at the picture of this racist. Looks exactly like the people you saw at the Sarah Palin rallies and the people you see at the gun shows. I don't know if these people should even be called human.
I guess they also started the Iraq war and called the banking regulators off so the big banks could run wild through the casino. Republicans never were much for accepting responsibility.
If you would like to check out the people who have made the commitment and signed the giving pledge, just do a search of 'The Giving Pledge' and you'll find it. There are now 129 very wealthy people who have joined the list with 48 having been added in the past two years and the amount of money is in the hundreds of billions. There are four people on the list who's last name begins with 'W' but not a Walton to be found. No surprise there. Greedy, self-absorbed, non-caring people don't have any interest in charity and helping others who are far less fortunate. Down the road, maybe Samuel Walton will join the list. He's the son of one of the Walton children and the only one that seems to have any decency running through his body. As they say, there's always a few bad apples in the bushel but in this case, there may be one good apple in the bushel.
with the exception of paying for his nephews education. Cook joins a growing list of people who are going to give most or all of their money to charity. The list is growing extremely long with people on the list like Bill Gates, Warren Buffett, Mark Zuckerberg, Michael Bloomberg, Carl Icahn and a whole host of others that have already signed the giving pledge. There is one family who's names are glaringly missing from the list. The Walton's. This once again proves that giving children a lot of money they didn't earn will turn them into horrible, spoiled human beings that care about nobody but themselves. If you notice, all the people on the list have one thing that is not present in the Walton children. The others all earned their money and understand that others in life are not nearly as fortunate as them in many ways besides intelligence. A number of years ago, Buffett made a statement that is very true, very telling and says volumes about the opportunities that some have that others never will. Buffett said if he grew up in a very poor family in a very poor area, it would have been impossible for him to do what he has done. So very true. Anyway, I think this once again proves that inheritance should be very limited if not eliminated with the money by law going to either charity or the government to help pay the bills of the country that made your success possible. One exception should be that enough money could be passed on to a person who is disabled, either mentally or physically, that would pay for their expenses for the rest of their life. Remember, just giving money to people who do nothing to earn it, produces miserable, useless human beings. Of course there are a few exceptions but for the most part, this is very true.
Just saw where Arkansas just passed a similar bill. Get ready to lose jobs and money Arkansas, because of the idiots you put in office. If you people are that stupid, you deserve everything bad that is going to happen to you.
The republicans are just sickening. These are the same people that work 120 days a year and want to not only be paid full time money but many of them don't even show up anywhere near those 120 days.
They passed an anti gay bill disguised under the name of the religious freedom act and now numerous corporations say they're no longer going to invest in Indiana, move their operations out of the state and cut off charitable donations in the state. So, how many republican sheep will lose their job because of the disgusting clowns they elected? In my opinion, they deserve to lose their jobs for being so stupid and so hateful.
It doesn't matter what country you're talking about, they all have some right wing nut cases.
I just hope a black police officer never murders an unarmed, non-threatening white person. They'd probably be setting up a noose on the street before the body even cooled.
Never in my life did I think a president could accomplish so much in his presidency with one party doing everything they can to make him and the country fail. They don't call President Obama 'THE MIRACLE WORKER' for nothing.