Wednesday, August 15, 2012

Just Some Stuff

This one’s a quickie – unless you read and watch all the links contained herein. But even then, it's still shorter than my usual posts.

Exciting side note: I just figured out how to embed HTML code. Now, if I only knew what that meant. All I know is, I don't have to post links to pages with videos that aren't on YouTube anymore. I can just post the video directly. Ah, technology.


In an interview with CNN in July, Admiral Bill McRaven, commander of the bin Laden raid, said: "At the end of the day, make no mistake about it, it was the President of the United States that shouldered the burden for this operation, that made the hard decisions, that was instrumental in the planning process, because I pitched every plan to him."

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Just so I get this straight: Pennsylvania admits there is no voter-fraud occurring there. Pennsylvania House Republican Leader Mike Turzai says, "...Voter ID, which is gonna allow Governor Romney to win the state of Pennsylvania: Done." 

And Pennsylvania Judge Robert Simpson won't block the new voter ID law because those suing to block the law did not prove that “disenfranchisement was immediate or inevitable,” and he was convinced that Republican state officials are trying to implement the new law “in a non-partisan, even-handed manner.” I'm not taking bets as to which Party the good Judge Simpson belongs to.

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Thank you, Soledad O'Brien, for pointing out a Republican liar on live national TV and not letting him get away with just repeating the same lie over and over. I just wish this was on a network people watched. I find it funny that people can watch this interaction and think John Sununu's lies are above the truth.

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Hey, Republicans, due to your unending battle against Constitutionally protected abortion rights, back alley abortions are making a comeback! Congratulations! Your plan is working! And fuck you.

While we're on the subject, let's find out how Republican Vice Presidential candidate, Paul Ryan feels about it. He co-sponsored H.R. 212IH, a national personhood bill (like the ones that keep failing state-by-state) that would ban ALL forms of contraception, ban abortion in ALL cases, with NO exceptions and ban in vitro fertilization - with the potential result of women being brought up on murder charges if they have a miscarriage.  He also co-sponsored H.R. 3805IH, a national version of Bob McDonnell's forced ultrasound rape in Virginia. (McDonnell lost the bid for Vice President because of this extreme policy that no one likes.) 

The same bill didn't pass in Pennsylvania because Governor Tom Corbett got caught on tape looking like a shitbag in an interview saying that a woman wouldn't be forced to watch the ultrasound rape on a monitor that was jammed in front of her face: Reporter: "Making them watch, does that go too far in your mind?" Gov. Corbett: "Uh, ehh...I don't know how you make anybody watch, okay? 'Cause you just have to close your eyes." 

Fear not, ladies. Paul Ryan's national bill has that covered. It's got clause (c) ABILITY TO TURN EYES AWAY. Fabulous. Bob McDonnell loses the VP spot but we're supposed to pretend Paul Ryan isn't a misogynist scumbag of equal calibre?

Don't get me started on his farce of a tax plan. Or Medicare plan. Or Social Security plan. Just like the rest of the Republican Party these days, their plans are all based on giving huge tax breaks to the rich and cutting everything that helps the poor.

Romney, born wealthy. Ryan, born wealthy. These people have no idea what the real world is like. To struggle. To actually fear losing your job, fear losing benefits, fear losing much needed assistance.

Who came up with the obviously stupid idea that in order to help poor people, we give money to rich people and let it 'trickle down?' And since it has never worked even once in the many decades it has been implemented, who keeps insisting on continuing to do it?

Rich people. That's who.

Is anyone interested in the difference between Obama's health care plan and Romney/Ryan's health care plan? Here is the truth between the lies. (8 minutes)

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And if you aren't into seriousness, here is a style for those of you who like a teaspoonful of sugar with your medicine. Either way, O'Donnell and Stewart are saying the same thing. 
(3 videos: 10 minutes total)

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Ezra Klein refutes the "Obamacare is the biggest tax in history" lie (3 minutes)...

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Fantastic smackdown on Republican bullshit concerning how easy life is for homeless people whom they believe are just lazy.

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Good day.


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