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"I am neither left wing nor right wing. I am middle-of-the-bird."

funny still

http://www.rollingstone.com/politics/news/mock-the-vote-how-pat-paulsen-paved-the-way-for-colbert-20120130

Fox Host: "Is It Fair For Women To Vote On Issues Other Than Just Women's Issues?"

Fox Host: "Is It Fair For Women To Vote On Issues Other Than Just Women's Issues?"





ANNA KOOIMAN (HOST): Emily, the hell that I learned about in Sunday school, a fiery furnace, weeping and wailing, gnashing of teeth, is this a bit extreme for a female not to vote for a female candidate simply because of her gender?

EMILY TISCH SUSSMAN: Look, I don't think she was actually saying that with a hard line women have to vote for women. This is something Albright has said for literally 10 years she's been saying it. It was on a Starbucks cup. But I think she is speaking from a place of truth for her. That she had to break a lot of glass ceilings. She supported other women in doing it. And she wants other women to support women who are doing it along the way. That is something that is very generational and really resonates with women like her who did have to break glass ceilings themselves. It hits a little harsher for younger women, I think, which I think is where the discussion is coming in.

KOOIMAN: Ashley, is it fair for women to vote on issues other than just women's issues?

ASHLEY PRATTE: I think it's entirely fair. I mean, women aren't just voting, you know, on women's issues or because of their gender. They're voting on pocketbook issues, as well. Things that affect their families, things that affect health care. But yet, Hillary Clinton has made the whole campaign about pandering to women who are my age and who are Emily's age. And last night actually, it was just surprising to me. I went to one of the local restaurants here. And she was in town and she was actually in the takeout line at the restaurant. And I talked to her about why it was important for young women in this election to go out and vote. And she said, you know, Madeleine Albright said yesterday that it is important for young women to get involved, confirming all of this this. I just think those comments were very despicable and alienating towards young women. And I think it will really work to her detriment against someone like Bernie Sanders who is very attractive to young people and to young women voters.


http://mediamatters.org/video/2016/02/08/fox-host-is-it-fair-for-women-to-vote-on-issues/208426

Rudy Giuliani, Fox & Friends attacks @beyonce's Super Bowl Performance:


http://mediamatters.org/video/2016/02/08/fox-amp-friends-slam-beyonceacutes-super-bowl-p/208427


according to twitterville SHE STOLE THE SHOW!
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Don't worry, Cruz, I'm sure your daughters will never serve, just as you did not

“I have to admit, as I was sitting there listening to that conversation, my reaction was, ‘Are you guys nuts?’” Cruz said, according to Politico. “Listen, we have had enough with political correctness, especially in the military. Political correctness is dangerous. And the idea that we would draft our daughters to forcibly bring them into the military and put them in close combat, I think is wrong, it is immoral, and if I am president, we ain’t doing it."

http://www.politico.com/blogs/new-hampshire-primary-2016-live-updates/2016/02/ted-cruz-women-military-draft-new-hampshire-218910


for Ted Cruz, who never served in the military, both Kerry and Hagel are dangerous peaceniks who cannot be trusted. Cruz, who has quickly earned a reputation in Washington for serving up Michelle Bachmann-style red meat to the right-wing crowd, didn't elaborate on his statement on stage and ducked out of the conference without fielding questions from the media.
http://prospect.org/article/chicken-hawk-ted-cruz-smears-kerry-and-hagel

When Cruz was of enlistment age, he groomed himself to be an anti-elitist “small government” conservative by attending Ivy league schools where he was a debate champion and then ladder-climbing in the GOP establishment, first clerking at the U.S. Supreme Court and then returning to Texas to work as a special prosecutor. Cruz could have honed his military credential in the Gulf War, Bosnian War, Kosovo War, War in Afghanistan and Iraq War. Instead, his chosen weapon is a verbal barb.
http://www.rawstory.com/2015/06/meet-5-gop-chickenhawks-who-want-to-send-troops-abroad-but-never-served-in-the-military/

Rachel Maddow called out the “brass” of Texas Republican Senator Ted Cruz for claiming that decorated veterans Senator John Kerry (D-MA) and former Senator Chuck Hagel (R-NE) don’t support the military. Why? Because Senator Cruz has never served in the military.
http://www.politicususa.com/2013/01/30/rachel-maddow-gop-sen-cruz-thats-brass-senator.html



Cuban Peers Dispute Ted Cruz’s Father’s Story of Fighting for Castro
The elder Mr. Cruz, 76, recalls a vivid moment at a watershed 1956 battle in Santiago de Cuba, when he was with a hero of the revolution, Frank País, just hours before he was killed in combat.

In fact, Mr. País was killed seven months later and in a different place and manner.
http://www.nytimes.com/2015/11/10/us/politics/cuban-peers-dispute-ted-cruzs-fathers-story-of-fighting-for-castro.html

Obama Knew Who Was Going To Win The Super Bowl... Last Week

The thing is, Obama taped the message last week.



In the clip, Colbert tossed a football around the planet to soldiers in Afghanistan, astronaut Scott Kelly, Chewbacca and finally, the president. Obama then claimed his favorite moment of the big game happened when the "winning team sealed the deal with a touchdown thanks to the guy that was really good" before he was called out for not actually watching the event.

Obama went on to congratulate the Broncos after admitting the message was pre-taped, explaining that the whole ordeal was the plot to "National Treasure 3," referencing the Nicholas Cage historical film franchise.

“It turns out, all of the Super Bowl winners for the next 50 years are written on the back of the Constitution," Obama joked.

Take a look at the goofy clip above, including a reprimand from the first lady for throwing a football in the White House.


http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/obama-colbert-superbowl_us_56b8240ce4b08069c7a7d2f6

Dinosaurs are a part of football, right?



http://www.truth-out.org/art/item/34733-superbowl-sunday

No thanks.....


Trump Carnival float, Dusseldorf, Germany

Ideology is a hell of a drug.

I think Cruz needs an intervention:

Ted Cruz’s pitch to NH libertarians includes some… words about sound money.

https://twitter.com/daveweigel/status/696684514203037696
https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/post-politics/wp/2016/02/07/cruz-still-pitching-for-libertarian-votes-has-a-lot-to-say-about-eminent-domain-and-sound-money/

Flint Michigan Republicans and Water

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