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Fiorina (Ousted HP CEO-Recieved $42 Million): ‘It is not fair’ that public workers are ‘so rich’

Fiorina: ‘It is not fair’ that public workers are ‘so rich’

By David Edwards
Sunday, November 25, 2012 15:26 EST

Carly Fiorina, who reportedly stood to receive more than $42 million after being ousted at HP in 2005, says that public workers should receive less benefits because “it is not fair” that unions are “so rich.”


http://www.rawstory.com/rs/2012/11/25/fiorina-it-is-not-fair-that-public-workers-are-so-rich/


F. Scott Fitzgerald : "Let me tell you about the very rich. They are different from you and me. They possess and enjoy early, and it does something to them, makes them soft where we are hard, and cynical where we are trustful, in a way that, unless you were born rich, it is very difficult to understand. They think, deep in their hearts, that they are better than we are because we had to discover the compensations and refuges of life for ourselves. Even when they enter deep into our world or sink below us, they still think that they are better than we are. They are different."
http://www.goodreads.com/quotes/10367-let-me-tell-you-about-the-very-rich-they-are

LOL! "Intellectuals" at FOX "News" give up "War On X-mas" in exchange for "War On Men"

(The moral of the story is that feminism has killed men’s boners.)
Having overwhelmingly lost the vote of women, especially single women, in 2012, the “intellectuals” at FoxNews have devised a cunning plan. Make sure they lose them even worse by saying society’s ills, such as they imagine them, can be laid at the feet of all the single ladies.
http://firedoglake.com/2012/11/26/project-on-you-crazy-diamonds/


Women aren’t women anymore.

To say gender relations have changed dramatically is an understatement. Ever since the sexual revolution, there has been a profound overhaul in the way men and women interact. Men haven’t changed much – they had no revolution that demanded it – but women have changed dramatically.

In a nutshell, women are angry. They’re also defensive, though often unknowingly. That’s because they’ve been raised to think of men as the enemy. Armed with this new attitude, women pushed men off their pedestal (women had their own pedestal, but feminists convinced them otherwise) and climbed up to take what they were taught to believe was rightfully theirs.

Now the men have nowhere to go.



Read more: http://www.foxnews.com/opinion/2012/11/24/war-on-men/#ixzz2DKyZuutP

George P. Bush, the next phase in GOP’s “War on Women”?

George P. Bush, just the person to save the GOP… from winning.

Slate wrote a gushing little summary of a Politico story about the political future of yet another generation of Bush’s, this time George P. Bush, aka, son of Jeb, aka, one of George H. W. Bush’s “little brown ones.” But they forgot to mention George P. Bush’s little run-in with the police, over breaking and entering his ex-girlfriend’s home, and how that might only excacerbate the ongoing problems the GOP is facing at the ballot box over fallout from its “war on women.”

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Because nothing says “learned the lessons of 2012″ like embracing a guy who broke into his ex-girlfriend’s home.



George P. Bush might be a hunkalicious young Republican, but he still seems a bit creepy. So TSG wasn't too surprised to learn that "P" was involved in a troubling 1994 incident described in this Metro-Dade Police Department report. On December 31, 1994, Bush showed up at 4 AM at the Miami home of a former girlfriend. He proceeded to break into the house via the woman's bedroom window, and then began arguing with his ex's father. Bush, then a Rice University student, soon fled the scene. But he returned 20 minutes later to drive his Ford Explorer across the home's front lawn, leaving wide swaths of burned grass in his wake. Young Bush avoided arrest when the victims declined to press charges. (3 pages)


LOTS MORE (old news, but relevant?):
http://www.thesmokinggun.com/documents/crime/nut-some-soup-0
http://americablog.com/2012/11/george-p-bush-war-on-women-gop.html

The Twinkie Defense

OMG the Republicans have lost Cokie Roberts!


MON NOV 19, 2012 AT 04:36 AM PST
OMG the Republicans have lost Cokie Roberts!
by xaxnar


When my clock radio went off at 6 AM this morning, I found myself listening to NPR Morning Edition as usual, when things got really interesting. They brought Cokie Roberts on to talk about Benghazi and what's happening with the 'investigations' in the Senate. Roberts is the prototypical DC beltway insider and can usually be counted on to spout Villager wisdom. (Cokies Law refers to her casual acceptance that really stupid talking points with no basis in fact have to be taken seriously because they're out there in the culture and getting talked about.)

So, imagine my shock when she came flat out (paraphrasing here) and said the whole controversy over blocking Susan Rice as nominee for Secretary of State over her testimony on Benghazi is really about Senators John McCain and Lindsay Graham trying to salvage national security - strong on defense as Republican strengths after an election in which they feel the party has gone over the edge on so many other issues.

She noted that this attempt to reclaim foreign policy for the Republicans as an issue is backfiring because of the rising strife in the middle east between Israel and the Palestinians; the President has to take a strong hand in support of Israel so (by implication) this is not a good time for Republicans to be nudging his elbow.

She and host Linda Wertheimer were also sharing evil glee over the fact that with 20 women now in the Senate (which they can't believe has happened), this attack on a woman and a minority woman at that is not going to go over well with them.

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the rest:
http://www.dailykos.com/story/2012/11/19/1163032/-OMG-the-Republicans-have-lost-Cokie-Roberts

Bomb explodes near Anderson Cooper during live broadcast from Gaza



Covering the Israeli Palestinian conflict from the Gaza Strip, Anderson Cooper had a frightening moment when a bomb exploded in his vicinity during a live report.

Cooper was giving an update on the shelling that has rocked Gaza for the past several days when an orange flash flared up on screen behind him. As the sound of the explosion caught up to the flash, a startled Cooper quickly ducked out of frame.

It was unclear from the footage where the explosion took place, or what type of device caused it. Cooper, unable to immediately verify where the explosion came from himself, launched right back into the broadcast, nervously laughing off the scare and tying it into the update he’d been giving on the state of things in Gaza.


As the Israeli airstrikes entered their sixth day, the death toll in Gaza rose to at least 79, according to Al Jazeera. That tally includes eleven members of one family, four of them children, who were killed in one attack Sunday.


VIDEO & MORE:
http://www.rawstory.com/rs/2012/11/18/bomb-explodes-near-anderson-cooper-during-live-broadcast-from-gaza/

America, you are an idiot. You are a moocher, a zombie, soulless, mouth-breathing, ignorant, greedy,

America, you are an idiot.

You are a moocher, a zombie, soulless, mouth-breathing, ignorant, greedy, self-indulgent, envious, shallow and lazy.

The foregoing is a summation of "analysis" from conservative pundits and media figures—Cal Thomas, Ted Nugent, Bill O'Reilly, et cetera—seeking to explain Mitt Romney's emphatic defeat. They seem to have settled on a strategy of blaming the voters for not being smart enough or good enough to vote as they should have. Because America wasn't smart enough or good enough, say these conservatives, it shredded the Constitution, bear-hugged chaos, French-kissed socialism, and died.

In other words, the apocalypse is coming.

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Sometimes, they act -- the Hannitys, the O'Reillys, the Trumps, the Limbaughs, the whole conservative political infotainment complex -- as if this were all a game, as if their nonstop litany of half truths, untruths and fear mongering, their echo chamber of studied outrage, practiced panic and intellectual incoherence had no human consequences. Sometimes, they behave as if it were morally permissible -- indeed, morally required -- to say whatever asinine, indefensible, coarse or outrageous thing comes to mind in the name of defeating or diminishing the dreaded left. And never mind that vulnerable people might hear this and shape their beliefs accordingly.


MORE:
http://www.baltimoresun.com/news/opinion/bal-the-sad-state-of-zealots-with-microphones-20121116,0,7918183.story

BOEHNER: "Follow ME"

GENERAL BOYKIN: Repealing “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” made Petraeus cheat on wife

Repealing “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” made Petraeus cheat on wife
11/18/2012 12:46pm by John Aravosis 33 Print

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Man, we are a powerful lot, we gays.

First we control the weather, having caused Hurricane Sandy, Hurricane Isaac, and Hurricane Katrina. And let’s face it, who do you know who can control the weather?

And now, we control straight guys’ libidos. (I wish.)

Here’s a retired general who works for the officially-designated “hate group,” the Family Research Council (FRC):

GENERAL BOYKIN: What you’re seeing is, you’re seeing a declining morality in our military. I would tell you, Tony, that I believe that that is very deliberate. I think the military has been targeted by the left. I think it’s been targeted, ah, largely by the gay and lesbian lobby, ah, but also by other elements of the left to bring the military down because the military has been a bastion of morality and ethics. It’s been the anchor of our society for a very long time and you can’t change our society completely until you lower the, ah, standards of the military and bring them down. That is what we’re seeing here.

TONY PERKINS: So General, let me be clear. The, what we see here, this rash of general officers that have been brought down through scandal, sex scandal, you believe this is a reflection of a declining moral standard within the military as a whole.

GENERAL BOYKIN: I do think that is the case, Tony. I think that this is, ah, concrete evidence.





All that gay nesting just makes those religious right types want to get up and leave their wives for an Indian, a policeman, a cowboy, a construction worker, a leatherman, or a biographer.

MORE:
http://gay.americablog.com/2012/11/gays-made-petraeus-do-it-religious-right-say.html

It's true. I voted Obama for the gifts---Much to my chagrin, I did not get a pony.

Much to my chagrin, I did not get a pony.

But here is what I did get. In exchange for my vote, after hearing the offers from two severely different men, I received a leader with personal integrity, concern for the common man, woman and child, a man who listens, a man who would sacrifice his time to improve the world, a man who champions for equal rights, fair pay, affordable healthcare, and betterment of a nation, and a man who calculates risk before acting, but takes action decisively and knowledgeably. These are the gifts promised that bought me. Pretty tricky of that Obama guy, huh?

But, here's the thing. I'm going to do you a favor, Republicans. I'm going to make this as easy for you to comprehend as can possibly be done. While you were promising gifts to CEOs, the profoundly (and dare I say obscenely) rich, the insurers, the bankers and Wallstreet, Obama was listening intently to the needs of a nation. The real gift he promised us, the one that matters most, is that he would hear our voice, and try to govern for all people. You want to right your elephant, then climb down off of him and view us as "We the People", not "You, the easily bought."

You think the "made up" free gifts Obama offered us is something of concern, but what should most concern you is the free gifts he was given by "we, the people". We are the Hispanic man, who has provided this nation with a wealth of honest days' work, whose vote was given as a gift. We are the gay couple, in a state without marriage equality, whose votes were given as a gift. We are the Mom and Pop shop, who fight tooth and nail to provide health insurance to our valued employees, whose votes were given as a gift. We are the insured and uninsured, who both recognize the value of affordable healthcare, whose votes were given as a gift. We are the African-American teachers, who buys supplies out of our own pockets for students who deserve an education, and our vote was given as a gift. We are white. We are poor. We are rich. We are workers. We are business owners. We are Christians, non-Christians, and everything in-between. We are veterans, students, leaders and we are Americans. And, quite honestly Republicans, we're not interested in the gifts your giving. We don't want the gifts of division, drums of war, unequal rights, diminished citizenship, political threats, or religious control. We want freedom. Real freedom. You know, that thing you wave like a banner, but refuse to share with the rest of us.

Romney didn't lose because Obama promised gifts. Romney lost because the majority of America wants a president who reflects its values. Not the manufactured values that sound good in word, but are lacking in deed, but the values that champion every citizen. See, we see your lips moving, but the long trail of disregard, lack of integrity, policy that hurts Americans and backhanded smugness drown out the sound. Distancing yourselves from Romney isn't going to fix it. You're going to have to distance yourselves from your own policies, prejudices, injustices and hypocrisy. You're going to have to distance yourselves... from you.

MORE:
http://www.dailykos.com/story/2012/11/19/1163001/-It-s-true-I-voted-Obama-for-the-gifts
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