That quote in the headline is something that John McCain actually said this week. Really.
We all know that McCain is a bitter, angry old man and perhaps the sorest loser in the history of American politics, but that does not obscure the fact that at his center he is an ignorant, lying asshole.
At least 30,000 folks died as a result a direct result of the Contras and their war in Nicaragua. The Iran-Contra funded covert project spilled over into El Salvador where another 75,000 people lost their lives and to Guatemala where CIA funded death squads helped helped to push the body count to over 200,000. The Iraq-Iran war that Team Reagan was funding with the scandal added another 450,000 to the count. And then there was the death of the guy who disclosed Reagan's partnership with Iran's Islamic Revolutionary Guards.
I think it would be fair to add the death tolls from some of the other covert wars or the Reagan era as well. Angola is a good example of one them. To help prop up Apartheid South Africa, Reagan funded a civil war there where over 500,000 people were killed (and where hidden US funded land mines are still killing people every day).
Then there are the legacy/blowback body counts of the Iran-Contra scandal. It allowed Iran to promote the rise of Hezbollah in Lebanon: which led to the bombing of a US Marine barracks in 1983 and other acts of terror throughout the 1980s that the Reagan Administration responded to with gross negligence and weakness. Then there was the covert funding of Afghan rebels which led to the creation of al-Qaeda, the attacks on 9-11, the decade of the Bush Wars and the attack on Benghazi that John McCain is pretending to care about.
I can't think of any American politician who disgusts me more than John McCain (including Tom DeLay).
Let me fix his quote for him: "Nobody who was white that I need to pretend to care about died in Iran-Contra."
Another Bush, one of the kids his grandfather called "the little brown ones," may be the new big man in the Texas GOP.
"Corporations are people", but you can't send them to prison
BP will plead guilty to manslaughter charges stemming from the 2010 Deepwater Horizon explosion and oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico, and agreed to pay $4.5 billion in government penalties, Attorney General Eric Holder announced Thursday.Three BP execs are also being charged with felonies ranging from manslaughter to concealing evidence and lying to the Feds.
Of the penalties, $4 billion will resolve criminal charges. An additional $525 million will be paid to resolve claims brought by the Securities and Exchange Commission that BP lied to investors by understating the amount of oil flowing into the Gulf.
Since Mitt Romney lost the Hispanic vote in record numbers on Election Day, some Republican lawmakers and conservative pundits have openly conceded that the party has a "rhetoric" problem when it comes to the Latino vote and have begun advocating for comprehensive immigration reform.
However, the GOP's new-found eagerness to appeal to Latinos took a hit on Thursday afternoon when Fox News ran a segment about "The Hispanic Vote In 2012″ and proceeded to show stock footage of people crossing the border illegally:
The United States has hit net zero on illegal immigration, as fewer people are trying to cross the border illegally. In fact, a recent report found that more Mexicans appear to be leaving the United States for Mexico than are leaving Mexico for the U.S.A for the first time since the Great Depression.
Exit polls show that 71 percent of Latinos voted to re-elect President Obama.
Lots of red-blooded US Merkins love America so much they want to LEAVE IT (because Kenyan Mooslim Sharia Oppression and such). But one such patriot is a little more interesting! Sup, guy who started Alabama's secession petition Derrick Belcher, 45, of "Chuncula"? "Blah blah libertarianism, RON PAUL!!!1!, freedom, not-racist, hard-working, etc." Oh yes, here it is:
"It's economics -– just that simple," he said. "I'm working poor. And I work -– I've never taken a dime from the government. I'll starve before I take a handout. That's what being a true American is all about."
Belcher blamed the government for shutting down his former business. Belcher said his Euro Details car wash, which featured topless women, was successful for a decade on Halls Mill Road in Mobile. But he said he was arrested and charged with obscenity by city officials in 2001.
"The government ripped my business away, and now they're choking America to death with rules and regulations," he said.
Maybe Israel doesn't have a choice but to explode chunks of the Gaza Strip, because Hamas has been shooting rockets into Israel. And maybe not! We are told we must support The Good Guys, though, because of the Bible, and then later when the Good Guys do not accept our version of ancient things, they burn in hell? Right?
Either way, it seems pretty clear the good old time the Israeli Defense Forces is having live-tweeting its bombardment of Gaza, complete with propaganda leaflets and multi-lingual Facebook pages, is mucho fucking creepy.
First of all, they've got hashtags, which seems like a move you only make when you are kind of having fun. Nobody wants their epitaph to read "Here Lies Uncle Mahmoud, A #PillarOfDefense Landed On Him."
Then there are the running score counts here.
Oh cool, Anonymous (we think it is Anonymous?) says Karl Rove was gonna vote fraud all the Machines, and that's why he was so flabbergasted and refused to believe it when Fox called Ohio for Bamz, but they stopped him from stealing all the Machines by jamming up ORCA, because it was not actually a GOTV system but a "steal the vote" system, but they stopped him, we are pretty sure that is what the following letter, which we guess is from Anonymous probably, says. Seems legit! But here is our question! If Anonymous hacked ORCA and caused it to explode miserably on Election Day, how could Anonymous ever prove that ORCA was actually a vote-thieving program? If they hacked in, couldn't they have planted code to make it look like Rove was gonna fraud the election? (Not that we believe for a second that Rove wasn't trying to fraud the election, we are just saying, it seems like "logic.") READ MORE »
The Awesome Power of Facebook once again brings us the news that an American Patriot from Florida has promised to "hunt down and kill" The Kenyan Usurper.
On Nov. 1, Christopher Castillo wrote on the social network that if Obama were re-elected, he would "hunt down" the president and "watch the life disappear from his eyes."
So, naturally, the Secret Service is interested when an Army vet threatens the president, so naturally Castillo threatened the president during his interview with them.(Raw Story)
Inside sources close to Rick Santorum are saying the former Pennsylvania senator and 2012 GOP contender is already organizing for a run in 2016. On the other side of the aisle, investor Warren Buffett is already touting his choice to succeed President Obama in the White House.
Read more at http://www.christianpost.com/news/santorum-organizing-warren-buffet-supporting-hillary-in-16-85029/#JMymV8sxiaFQm5Uv.99
Why can't he just go away?