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Tom DeLay: Obama's 'Arrogant' State Of The Union Proves He Despises America

Former House GOP leader Tom DeLay says he didn’t like President Obama’s State of the Union address one bit, telling Steve Malzberg of Newsmax yesterday that President Obama proved himself to be an “arrogant” leader who shows his “disdain” and “contempt for the American people.”

“A referee should’ve thrown a flag for taunting,” he said. “It was the most unbelievable performance I’ve ever seen.”

Later, DeLay claimed Obama “eviscerated the Constitution over and over again” by calling for universal child care and community college access and an increase in the minimum wage, which DeLay said are all “totally unconstitutional.”

“Even if the American people can’t articulate it, they know this is wrong and they know that it is going to destroy this country,” DeLay said, before noting that the people who want what Malzberg called “free this and free that” ultimately “vote Democrat anyway, most of them.”


Once a bugman, always a bugman

Republicans’ Own Witnesses Attack GOP Net Neutrality Proposal At Hearing

With a little over a month to go until the Federal Communications Commission votes on new Net Neutrality rules, congressional Republicans are trying to preempt the commission’s actions with legislation that they claim will keep the internet open.

But in a subcommittee hearing on Wednesday, a host of witnesses representing businesses and interest groups warned the lawmakers who invited them that their actions are misguided.

“We are concerned that the proposal does not ban all types of discrimination online, leaving loopholes that could easily be exploited,” said Chad Dickerson, the CEO of the online marketplace, Etsy.

He told lawmakers he was also concerned that the draft bill “would undermine the agency’s ability to promote rapid broadband deployment across the country.”



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Billionaire Sez “America’s lifestyle expectations are far too high and need to be adjusted"

Billionaire Jeff Greene, who amassed a multibillion dollar fortune betting against subprime mortgage securities, says the U.S. faces a jobs crisis that will cause social unrest and radical politics.

“America’s lifestyle expectations are far too high and need to be adjusted so we have less things and a smaller, better existence,” Greene said in an interview today at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland. “We need to reinvent our whole system of life.”

The 60-year-old founder of Coral Gables, Florida-based Florida Sunshine Investments said his biggest fund was up more than 20 percent last year with bets on Apple Inc. (AAPL), Google Inc. (GOOG), bank stocks and mortgage-backed securities.

“I’m remarkably long for my level of pessimism,” he said. “Our economy is in deep trouble. We need to be honest with ourselves. We’ve had a realistic level of job destruction, and those jobs aren’t coming back.”

Greene, who flew his wife, children and two nannies on a private jet plane to Davos for the week, said he’s planning a conference in Palm Beach, Florida, at the Tideline Hotel called “Closing the Gap.” The event, which he said is scheduled for December, will feature speakers such as economist Nouriel Roubini.


Boston mayor bars city employees from criticizing the Olympics and the ACLU is ‘concerned’

Source: Washington Post

If you don’t have something nice to say about the Olympics, don’t say anything at all. That’s pretty much the gist of a new legally binding joinder agreement Boston Mayor Martin Walsh entered into the with United States Olympic Committee as part of the city’s Olympic bid. One part of it forbids certain citizens from voicing or writing (but at least not thinking) critical views of the Games or the city’s bid.

“The city, including its employees, officers and representatives, shall not make, publish or communicate to any person, or communicate in any public forum, any comments or statements (written or oral) that reflect unfavorably upon, denigrate or disparage, or are detrimental to the reputation of” the Olympics Games and its respective committees, said a copy of the agreement obtained by the Boston Globe on Wednesday. “The city, including its employees, officers and representatives, shall each promote the Bid Committee, the USOC, the Bid, U.S. Olympic and Paralympic athletes and hopefuls and the Olympic and Paralympic movement in a positive manner.”

The American Civil Liberties Union of Massachusetts responded on Twitter that it is “concerned about #freespeech issues involved” in the agreement and says that the organization is “looking into it.”

Read more: http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/early-lead/wp/2015/01/21/boston-mayor-bars-city-employees-from-criticizing-the-olympics/
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