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drm604

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Hometown: Philly region, Pennsylvania
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Current location: Philly region, Pennsylvania
Member since: Fri Nov 12, 2004, 02:20 PM
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Governor Corbett abruptly ends press conference when asked about teacher layoffs and property taxes.



Why even bother to have a press conference if you're going to shut it down if you don't like the questions?

People Who Say They're Moving To Canada Because Of ObamaCare

http://www.buzzfeed.com/daves4/people-moving-to-canada-because-of-obamacare

I think some of them were making a joke, but some seem to be serious.

‘Fracking’ bosses would choke if tables turned

http://www.dispatch.com/content/stories/life_and_entertainment/2012/05/29/fracking-bosses-would-choke-if-tables-turned.html
“How’s the meatloaf?” the fracking executive asks the waiter.

“Excellent,” says the waiter.

“There aren’t any peanut products in it, are there? I’m allergic to peanuts.”

The waiter explains that the chef doesn’t disclose the ingredients in his meatloaf, because it’s proprietary information.

Read the whole thing.

Hey, Rick Santorum, Why Do You Hate America?

http://www.businessinsider.com/hey-rick-santorum-why-do-you-hate-america-2012-3

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A few weeks ago, Santorum argued that we should combine church and state
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Then it was the insistence that Puerto Ricans speak English
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And now it's the scourge of pornography
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These views aren't "conservative." They're aggressive. They call for extending the government's reach and control over citizens' lives, not reducing it.
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ALEC Has Pushed The NRA's "Stand Your Ground" Law Across The Nation

http://mediamatters.org/blog/201203210004

The legislation apparently preventing the successful prosecution of Trayvon Martin's killer was reportedly adopted by the American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC) as model legislation that the shadowy group has spent years promoting across the country with the help of their allies in the National Rifle Association.

I guess it figures that ALEC would be part of this somehow. It should be a stigma for any legislator to be involved with this group.

How We Know Global Warming is Real and Human Caused

Great article on global warming and denialism.
http://www.skeptic.com/eskeptic/12-02-08

Donald R. Prothero on Anthropogenic Global Warming

In this week’s eSkeptic, Donald R. Prothero addresses climate change denialism head on, demolishing deniers’ arguments and rebuttals, and clearly demonstrating how we know global warming is real and human caused.

http://www.skeptic.com/eskeptic/12-02-08

Maybe we need to start ID drives similar to voter registration drives.

We could organize to help people obtain IDs.

Voters Slowly Realizing Santorum Believes Every Deranged Word That Comes Out Of His Mouth

This is an Onion article, but sometimes satire speaks truth.
http://www.theonion.com/articles/voters-slowly-realizing-santorum-believes-every-de,27518
..."I honestly thought he was just playing up to the far-right voters, because that's what Republicans are supposed to do in the primaries," said Grand Rapids, MI resident Dan Banks, who explained he had dismissed as manipulative campaign rhetoric Santorum's assertion that President Obama would send Christians to the guillotine. "But now it's dawning on me that this guy means it, all of it. Every single thing he says is an accurate depiction of how he sees the world."

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Gallup polls taken during the campaign show an evolving awareness among voters that Santorum is not lying about any of the horrifying things he says. For example, in August of last year, 96 percent of voters said they thought Santorum could not possibly be serious when he said gay marriage was "an issue just like 9/11," compared with only 9 percent today. And in that same time span, the number of voters who believe Santorum was not at all kidding when he said the president had a "deep-seated antipathy toward American values and traditions" has increased more than tenfold.

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"I get that Romney's just mouthing words he doesn't mean and Gingrich is a really astounding hypocrite," said Seattle voter Kara Gallardo, a lifelong Republican who nevertheless admitted she felt a creeping sense of dread as she began to grasp that the words uttered by Santorum could not be more heartfelt. "But when Santorum says that contraception is dangerous because sex is supposed to be procreative, he is not messing around. If he becomes president, you know he sincerely plans to do something about it."

"I mean, with the other guys, you can dig into their past and find at least some shred of rational thinking, even if they're cynically downplaying it now," Gallardo continued. "But I get the sense Santorum is speaking nothing but his completely unfiltered thoughts. I know it's weird to say this about a politician, but I sort of wish he were lying to my face at least a little."
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