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Old 07-24-2013, 02:02 PM   #136
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Why Steve King can't support immigration reform...
He can't get the image of skinny people with muscular calves out of his head, apparently.
He's doubling down.
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King insisted the claim is "not something that I'm making up" in an interview with Radio Iowa on Tuesday.
"This is real," King said. "We have people that are mules, that are drug mules, that are hauling drugs across the border and you can tell by their physical characteristics what they’ve been doing for months, going through the desert with 75 pounds of drugs on their back
He can tell you're a drug mule by looking at your calves.
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Old 07-24-2013, 04:38 PM   #137
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Well sure, that's easy... brown calves are drug mules, white calves are honest upright citizens.
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Old 08-03-2013, 08:21 AM   #138
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NY Times
ROBERT PEAR
August 2, 2013

House Votes to Bar I.R.S. Action on Health Law

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WASHINGTON — In its last action before a five-week summer recess,
the House took another jab at President Obama’s health care law on Friday,
[color="DarkRed"]voting to prohibit the Internal Revenue Service
from enforcing or carrying out any provision of the law.[/COLOR
<snip>
Under the law, the I.R.S. will play a key role. It will provide tax credits
to low- and moderate-income people to help them buy private insurance.
It can impose penalties on people who go without insurance and on larger employers
that fail to offer coverage to full-time employees.<snip>


But Representative Sander M. Levin of Michigan, the senior Democrat on the Ways and Means Committee, said,
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“Neither the I.R.S. nor the Department of Health and Human Services will have access to medical records
or other personal history, no access whatsoever.”
Mr. Levin said that Republicans, in their zeal to undo the health care overhaul, were neglecting other important issues.
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“This bill is nothing more than a continuation of the Republicans’ blind obsession
with repealing the Affordable Care Act,” Mr. Levin said. “Their mission is to destroy, not implement, health care reform.”
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Old 08-06-2013, 03:58 PM   #139
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Will someone please go get my G-son...
"I'm not going to argue with you "

NY Times
August 6, 2013

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“It’s a serious misstep,” said Liz Brimmer, a Republican strategist
in Wyoming and former chief of staff to former Senator Craig Thomas, a Republican.
“Allegedly poaching in a state where being a resident sportsman is,
by law, an earned privilege. Wyoming people will take this very seriously.


According to state records, Ms. Cheney, daughter of former Vice President Dick Cheney,
bought the $24 game and hunting license in August of 2012 at Westbank Anglers in Teton Village.
She had moved to the state the previous May.
She is also listed on the application of having lived in Wyoming for 10 years.

Ms. Cheney and her spokeswoman declined requests for an interview.
But she told the Star Tribune in Casper, which first reported the story with The Associated Press,
“The clerk must have made a mistake. I never claimed to be a 10-year resident.”

She also said she was unaware of the one-year residency requirement.
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Old 08-19-2013, 09:01 AM   #140
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This is a retraction of my above postings with this image

I am hereby retracting my previous posts which accused the Republicans
of mental illness in their voting 40 times to repeal Obamacare.

A friend and I were talking, and he pointed out that the Republicans were following
a perfectly logical pathway to benefit their most special interest group.

The logical basis for these 40 votes has been posted previously in a different thread, here.

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Old 08-22-2013, 08:54 AM   #141
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I love the results of this poll:
http://livewire.talkingpointsmemo.co...a-response-was

Almost a third of Louisiana Republicans blame President Obama for the poor response to Hurricane Katrina even though it was 3 years until he was President.
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Old 09-13-2013, 11:27 AM   #142
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Old 09-20-2013, 01:40 PM   #143
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GOP sponsor resource supplementation Bill for food industry.

NY Time
Ron Nixon
9/19/13

House Republicans Pass Deep Cuts in Food Stamps

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WASHINGTON — House Republicans narrowly pushed through a bill on Thursday
that slashes billions of dollars from the food stamp program, over the objections of Democrats
and a veto threat from President Obama. <snip>

The bill, written under the direction of the House majority leader, Eric Cantor, Republican of Virginia,
would cut $40 billion from the food stamp program over the next 10 years.
It would also require adults between 18 and 50 without minor children
to find a job or to enroll in a work-training program in order to receive benefits.
It would also limit the time those recipients could get benefits to three months.



According to the Congressional Budget Office, nearly 4 million people would be removed
from the food stamp program under the House bill starting next year.
The budget office said after that, about 3 million a year would be cut off from the program. <snip>

A Census Bureau report released on Tuesday found that the program had kept
about 4 million people above the poverty level and had prevented millions more
from sinking further into poverty.

The census data also showed nearly 47 million people living in poverty
— close to the highest level in two decades.
Those 60 and over are encouraged to enlist now.

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Det. Thorn: It's people. Soylent Green is made out of people.
They're making our food out of people.
Next thing they'll be breeding us like cattle for food.
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You've gotta tell them! Soylent Green is people!
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Old 09-20-2013, 02:27 PM   #144
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Well everyone knows that all of those on food stamps are just lazy freeloader who buys lobster and king crab and sushi!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bP_izYhdehY


Amazing how the Republicans get the same talking points for every hot button issue. Whether it's limiting access for the poor to health care, especially women's reproductive health, cutting food stamps or WIC and SNAP, drug testing anyone getting financial or food assistance, voter ID and promoting Christian beliefs in public schools and government, they all feel the same.
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Old 09-20-2013, 06:51 PM   #145
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Today's problem: poor people aren't going to get free food.

Yesterday's problem: poor people are obese.

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Old 09-20-2013, 08:12 PM   #146
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The Republicans are just solving one problem with another.
They are such good people... always looking out for the less fortunate.

I'm just saying.
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Old 09-28-2013, 10:01 AM   #147
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Wendy Davis is going to run for Texas governor.

It's still unlikely she'll win, but at least her chances will be a little better running against a new Republican and not Rick Perry. That asswipe is stepping down, thank God, most likely to pursue another Presidential bid. Don't you fuckers elect him, you hear me? Don't you do it.
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Old 09-30-2013, 08:22 PM   #148
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We are near the last stages of the GOP-driven government shut down.

The GOP needs to call in Penny from the Big Bang Theory as a management consultant.
Penny was able to convince Sheldon about the danger in antagonizing his waitress.

Maybe she could also convince the House Republicans the dangers of antagonizing
their own Congressional staff members by deleting their health care.

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Old 10-18-2013, 09:00 PM   #149
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For those of you who do not watch Rachel Maddow, and do not watch Fox 5 news out of Virginia...

Try this link + 15 sec ad.

Duggars campaign for Cuccinelli in Woodbridge,
have tough time remembering McAuliffe's name

Fox 5
10/16/13



Then, you may/may not wish to uncover my wife's NSFW comment below...
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My wife said: "That woman must have f***ed his brains out"
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Old 10-19-2013, 11:32 AM   #150
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There are several reports in the press about the schism
within the GOP since the shutdown/debt ceiling.
Some are reporting an actual division of the Republican Party.

I'm curious how the NRC will employ their usual "dirty trick"
and/or "turn strength into weakness" in this process.

Here is one recently implemented strategy to protect GOP incumbents...


The Guardian

10/18/13

Is the Republican party's effort to win black voters just skin-deep?
After Romney's loss in 2012, the RNC made great play of wooing minorities.
Erika Harold exposes how thin that commitment is


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When it's convenient to their diversity "story-telling",
the Republican National Committee loves black Republicans.

After Mitt Romney got whacked in the 2012 presidential election
because he ignored minority voters, the RNC pledge[d] it would
engage with minority voters and support more candidates of color.<snip>

Ask black Republican Erika Harold; she can tell you all about it.
The former Miss America 2003 and Harvard Law School graduate, Harold had the audacity
to challenge white, male, first-term Representative Rodney Davis in a GOP primary
for Illinois' 13th congressional seat – and is witnessing the party machine's discrimination up-close and personal.

The Illinois Republican party refused to give Harold access to the GOP data center.
Formerly called the "voter vault", the data center is where the RNC stores
voting information for all voters in the country, which it makes available
to the 50 state parties for free. Candidates are given access to the database to target donors and voters.

In response to Harold's request, the state central committee,
which governs the Illinois GOP, issued a new policy at its 5 October meeting.
The new policy stated that challengers to any Republican incumbent
would not be given access to the voter database.


However, the policy did permit county chairs to give access to
county voter data at their own discretion.
How convenient for the white incumbent, Davis.
Will we be hearing about "candidate fraud" and "candidate ID cards".
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