Wednesday, October 24, 2012

Headlines - Wednesday October 24

Romney has only endorsed one senate candidate. And it's a guy that says if pregnancy occurs after rape, god intended for it to happen. 

It's bad enough that yet another Xristian Xrazie is running for Senate, but then Sen. John Cornyn (R-TX), chairman of the National Republican Senatorial Committee, decided to step in it, too:

"Richard and I, along with millions of Americans – including even Joe Donnelly – believe that life is a gift from God. To try and construe his words as anything other than a restatement of that belief is irresponsible and ridiculous. In fact, rather than condemning him for his position, as some in his party have when it's come to Republicans, I commend Congressman Donnelly for his support of life."

If Rape Babies are a gift from God, I hope someone keeps the receipt and demands an exchange or at least a store credit. Assrockets.


If you vote for Obama you'll burn in hell. But raping little children is okay. 
When you are sleeping with another man's wife, you have the right to kill him when he confronts you unarmed. Way to go, gun nuts!
"A male (Exodus 18:21; Deuteronomy 1:13) The Scriptures require that we "choose wise, understanding, and knowledgeable men." The word men used here is not the generic term for "mankind" but rather the word for "male." Everywhere the qualifications for civil leaders are mentioned in the Bible, males – not females – are identified."

So remember: vote for men so baby Jeebus smiles upon you. (Christian Post)


Margaret and Helen: Mitt without a war is like a Kardashian without a sex tape… Not gonna happen


If Paul Ryan is one of the leading intellectuals and "young guns" of the Republican Party, then the GOP is in bigger trouble than anyone imagined. Here's the brains of the right talking about the President's 'horses and bayonets' putdown at the third debate.

To compare modern American battleships and Navy with bayonets, I just don't understand that comparison.

Look, we have to have a strong Navy to keep peace and prosperity and sea lanes open. The president's— all these defense cuts, if all these defense cuts go through, our Navy will be smaller than it was before World War I. That's not acceptable. And, yes, the ocean hasn't shrunk. You still have to have enough ships to have a footprint that you need to keep sea lanes open, to keep our strength abroad where it needs to be.

Damn, these people are clueless. It's as if the entire GOP has undergone a 30 year long lobotomy and we have now reached the point where there is not a single functioning brain cell left in their little heads.

Navy Secretary Ray Mabus addressed the point of a smaller fleet back in April.

We've all heard the quote that this is the smallest fleet we've had since 1917. But comparing our fleet today to the one in 1917 is like comparing the telegraph to the smart phone. It's just not comparable. The technology we have today…is astoundingly different from what it was 100 years ago, but also from what it was 20 years ago.

How could that not be crystal clear to everyone? And yet the the right is trying to make the argument that Romney was right on this point and Obama is the fool. Allow me to quote a passage from the Adam Sandler movie Billy Madison.

Mr. Madison, what you've just said is one of the most insanely idiotic things I have ever heard. At no point in your rambling, incoherent response were you even close to anything that could be considered a rational thought. Everyone in this room is now dumber for having listened to it. I award you no points, and may God have mercy on your soul.

Replace the words 'Mr. Madison' with any of these - 'Mitt Romney', 'Paul Ryan', 'Newt Gingrich', 'Michele Bachmann', 'Rick Santorum', 'Rick Perry', 'George Bush', 'Herman Cain', 'Allan West', 'Rick Scott', 'John Boehner', 'Mitch McConnell', 'Sarah Palin', 'Rand Paul', 'Steve King' or 'Louis Gohmert' – and that quote would still be 100 percent accurate. Actually you could use the name of almost every Republican member in Congress, every teabagging moron, 90 percent of the conservative media and that quote is just as accurate.

To think that these people have any political influence at all is a frightening thought. And yes, we all get a little dumber any time we subject ourselves to the insanely idiotic thoughts of any of the fools listed above.


Mitt Romney has been fond of claiming that President Obama promised that the stimulus bill would lower unemployment rates and that by 2012 the rates "would be in the 6% range." Other Republicans have also repeated the Republican talking point. Diana McGinness has her say on the matter with the help of a few facts from the folks at Politifact.


Has anyone noticed how the numbers keep dropping on what "Obama promised" on the unemployment numbers?

"We were promised. The president said we would keep unemployment under 8.5 percent (if the stimulus passed)."

Eric Cantor on Wednesday, July 8th, 2009 in a PBS interview.

The stimulus bill "promised to keep unemployment under 8%."

George Allen on Thursday, February 17th, 2011 in a press release.

Team Obama said in '09 stimulus would have unemployment below 6% by 2012

Sean Higgins on August 3, 2012 | 3:15 pm

From Politifact (see George Allen link above):

But what we saw from the administration in January 2009 was a projection, not a promise. And it was a projection that came with heavy disclaimers.

"It should be understood that all of the estimates presented in this memo are subject to significant margins of error," the report states. "There is the more fundamental uncertainty that comes with any estimate of the effects of a program. Our estimates of economic relationships and rules of thumb are derived from historical experience and so will not apply exactly in any given episode. Furthermore, the uncertainty is surely higher than normal now because the current recession is unusual both in its fundamental causes and its severity."

There's also a footnote that goes with the chart that states: "Forecasts of the unemployment rate without the recovery plan vary substantially. Some private forecasters anticipate unemployment rates as high as 11% in the absence of action."

That's not a promise. It is an estimate and an admission that these predictions may not be accurate. And the administration has acknowledged its projections were wrong.

Does the GOP really think we are this stupid or have absolutely NO memory from one day to the next? Do they think we all suffer from Alzheimer's?


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