Radio host Nicole Sandler Arrested at Rep. Allen West's Town Hall Meeting
Odd how during the health care reform town hall meetings of 2009, the tea baggers could scream, overshout, carry guns, make demands, cause a ruckus, and it was considered "freedom of speech". But if a liberal asks a question or two, she gets arrested.
Batcrap wingnuts like West hate us because we ask questions they don't dare answer truthfully because it would sink them. Lying to cops was a handy way to get her outta there.
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Its a wonderful day in the neighborhood for Big Oil.
HOUSTON (Reuters) - Exxon Mobil Corp's quarterly profit rose a better-than-expected 69 percent as the world's largest publicly traded oil company benefited from higher crude prices and better margins for its refineries. The Irving, Texas, company reported a first-quarter profit of $10.65 billion, or $2.14 per share, up from $6.3 billion, or $1.33 per share, a year earlier. [...]
Revenue rose 26 percent to $114 billion.
Oil and gas output rose 10 percent to 4.82 million barrels oil equivalent per day.
A 69% increase in profit.
Politically, there will never be a better time than right now to end the subsidy of Big Oil.
Even Republicans should be seriously contemplating ending the subsidies at this point, because public opinion will only further tilt in favor of doing so as each oil corporation reports their quarterly profits one-by-one. And lets face it, it's not as if Big Oil will divorce the Republican Party even if they do vote to end the subsidies. Who else could they turn to in the effort to legislatively-deny climate change and carry on the fight to defund the EPA?
Because, ya' know, responsible healthcare reform kills jobs and destroys the economy.
(Reuters) - Massachusetts' economic growth surged ahead of the overall United States in the first quarter of 2011, buoyed by the state's technology-intensive industries, a report said on Thursday.
The real gross state product grew at an annual estimated rate of 4.2 percent, more than double the national economy's expansion of 1.8 percent, said the study by MassBenchmarks, a quarterly journal published by the University of Massachusetts.
Even though Massachusetts' economy is doing quite well despite the crushing girth of what most Republicans would describe as "socialized medicine," Mitt Romney will be forced to run away from his own healthcare law if he wants to win the Republican nomination for president because making healthcare more affordable, and providing healthcare for people who cannot provide for themselves, is for socialists and commies.
Anything I could say to sum up just how stupid it is to be unable to campaign based on genuine, functioning, policy achievements feels inadequate. And as long as Republicans, as a party, insist that they only champion policies which have chronically proven to be complete failures, it's hard to see them ever regaining the Whitehouse.###
155 tornadoes touched down yesterday. Y'know, as compared to the 163 average for the entire month of April. But, hey, climate change is less believable than Sarah Palin's command of the English language.
Wisco: An anti-offshore drilling argument from .....wait, Exxon?
The bill supporters, including sponsor Sen. Stacey Campfield, a Republican from Knoxville who unsuccessfully pushed the same bill in the House for six years before being elected to the Senate, say the bill is "neutral" and simply leaves it up to families to decide when it is an appropriate time to talk to their kids about sexuality.
It's very neutral! Schoolteachers will teach children that every adult in the world has a spouse of the opposite sex or will eventually get one, imply that every important dude in history and culture loved sticking their dicks into ladies, and then if children just happen to start to think what is being presented to them by their teacher isn't entirely factual, they can ask their parents and hope they know/will tell them the truth.
And then nobody will ever be gay in Tennessee again, the end.
Our schools already lie to children about Santa Claus and other things, so why let in the Enlightenment and start trying to build trust with students now? As they always taught us in school, "Lying is the best policy."
NEW YORK (CNNMoney) — Wal-Mart's core shoppers are running out of money much faster than a year ago due to rising gasoline prices, and the retail giant is worried, CEO Mike Duke said Wednesday.
Wal-Mart shoppers, many of whom live paycheck to paycheck, typically shop in bulk at the beginning of the month when their paychecks come in. Lately, they're "running out of money" at a faster clip, he said.
Wal-Mart (WMT) is responding by aggressively building much smaller stores to accommodate the much smaller population of poor and elderly and disabled expected to survive the GOP's satanic human cull later this year. [CNN-Money via Cryptogon]