Sunday, October 28, 2012

Headlines - Sunday October 28

This is what the "unskewed polls" guy has to say about Nate Silver:
Nate Silver is a man of very small stature, a thin and effeminate man with a soft-sounding voice that sounds almost exactly like the "Mr. New Castrati" voice used by Rush Limbaugh on his program. In fact, Silver could easily be the poster child for the New Castrati in both image and sound. Nate Silver, like most liberal and leftist celebrities and favorites, might be of average intelligence but is surely not the genius he's made out to be. His political analyses are average at best and his projections, at least this year, are extremely biased in favor of the Democrats.
Conservatives are such nice people. Of course, when Obama wins the electoral college as Nate Silver is predicting, it will only mean that the aforementioned "thin and effeminate man" will have given him a solid ass-kicking. Playground bullies, the lot of them.
Act like a Pirate Day - Hedge-fund billionaire Paul Singer (and major GOP Donor) is owed about $1.6 Billion by the government of Argentina (following their default 10 years ago), who is unable to pay him full face value, and like other creditors offered to pay him $0.30 for every dollar. So... he stole a ship from their Navy and is holding it for ransom, pirate-style. Seems fair. (ABC News)
Bryan Fischer says that the MSM is not covering Obama's alleged Muslim wedding ring because it "may raise questions about Obama-as-a-closeted-Muslim." Or it could be that the whole thing is BS. Your choice.
Sickest thing yet - When God gives your wife cancer, make lemonade:

"My wife has advanced cancer and I am fighting for her life, but my nation also has advanced cancer and we are fighting for its life," says Garlow.

"My wife has had aggressive treatments to save her life. We need some radical surgery, radiation, chemo and alternative treatments to save our nation."

"Based on careful prognosis, both my nation and my wife don't have very much time," Garlow says. "We are fiercely committed to seeing a miraculous intervention for my wife and my nation."

--Jim Garlow, senior pastor of Skyline Church in La Mesa, California, explaining how brave he is to continue fighting for Proposition 8. It's all about him. Fucker.






Foreign corporations are funneling cash to 2012 candidates


Nicole Bell:

As you watch our punditry bobble their heads, I want you to consider the curious case of Lance Armstrong. As far as I'm aware, Armstrong has never tested positive for doping, yet we know...know...that he is the embodiment of athletic malfeasance. Stories have come bubbling up to confirm his guilt: accusations of fraud, bribery, bullying, perjury, etc. Swift and severe consequences must be applied, so Armstrong has been stripped of his titles, banned from cycling (not just as a sport but as part of other events as well), stepped down from his cancer foundation and if that's not enough, now there's a campaign to demand back his millions in winnings. After all, Armstrong must be made a lesson to others that we will not tolerate someone compromising the integrity of this sport.


I'm actually agnostic on Armstrong. I don't know if he's guilty, but frankly, I don't care. What strikes me is how unevenly this outrage and the demand for integrity and justice is applied. Sure, let Armstrong be a lesson to others. But where is the outrage and the swift and severe consequences for those who have done damage to more than themselves? Where's the punishment for Jamie Dimon and his buddies at Bank of America/Countrywide? Who will hold the Congressional Republicans responsible for their record number of filibusters, putting partisan benefit ahead of the country? Yes, by all means, let us stand for integrity and fairness. But if we're going to do that, let's make it matter. Not in the cycling world, but for the whole country.


Casino mogul Sheldon Adelson, who has donated more than $50 million to Republicans, is now pressuring his casino employees to vote for Mitt Romney. According to the Huffington Post, Adelson's Management at Las Vegas Sands Corp. "has been distributing voter guides friendly to Republican nominee Mitt Romney and critical of President Barack Obama to its casino employees in Las Vegas."

While the so-called Nevada "issues guides" don't specifically endorse Romney, the pamphlets strongly imply that Obama's policies could cause workers to lose their jobs. "Too much of big government doesn't just affect our company; it affects our employees, our customers, and our shareholders," the guide says. "Voting is an important way for you no only to do your civic duty, but to protect your job." It goes on to misrepresent Obama's health, tax, and energy policies — while painting Romney's proposal in a favorable light:

HEALTH CARE: "The federal government requiring all U.S. citizens to buy or otherwise obtain health insurance coverage as a condition of their citizenship is not good for America, our company, and our employees….Gov. Romney favors reform that encourages competition and brings down costs."

TAXES: "The President would increase many types of taxes, including those on businesses that file taxes as individuals…The governor supports a flatter, simpler and fairer tax code for all Americans that will help businesses and families to prosper."

ENERGY: "[Obama's] administration restricted the expansion of leases for oil and gas exploration on government lands and opposed the Keystone XL pipeline that will produce more jobs and lower energy prices….The governor supports energy independence and immediate expansion of the Keystone XL pipeline.

Adelson's efforts to elect Romney would greatly bolster his bottom line. A report from the Center for American Progress Action Fund found that Romney's tax proposals, which call for massive tax cuts for the rich, corporate tax reforms that will encourage the offshoring of profits, and the elimination of certain investment taxes, could save Adelson more than $2 billion in taxes.

Romney's corporate tax reforms would also provide Adelson's casino company approximately $1.2 billion in tax breaks on overseas profits and $565 million from Romney's proposed shift to a territorial tax system. Adelson's share of that, the report says, would be upward of $900 million.

And while Adelson would benefit from Romney's reforms, the workers receiving his brochures could see a $2,000 tax increase if Romney were to keep his plan to maintain current levels of revenue.

Since the Supreme Court expanded the rules governing corporations' and unions' ability to promote political speech in the Citizens United case,several CEOs have been pressuring employees in swing states (like Nevada) to vote for Romney, a practice the GOP presidential candidate himself has endorsed.


Just a tidbit from the BuzzFeed article about the NYPD cop who was conspiring to kidnap women, cook them alive, and eat them with some buddies:

"No need to worry. She will be alive. It's a short drive to you. I think I would rather not get involved in the rape. You paid for her. She is all yours, and I don't want to be tempted the next time I abduct a girl."

What about God's will, hmmm? Anyway, previously he said that he is "aspiring to be a professional kidnapper, and that's business" as his excuse of not wanting to rape her, so he gets a pass on that.

Verdict: Probably a Republican, or at least a Libertarian.


Bill Maher on Mourdock and 'rape is God's will': 'You cannot separate religion from just sheer idiocy'

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