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Screen shot of smirk the jerk Mitt talking about American deaths

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Here's another look at the self-satisfied smirk on Mitt Romney's face after he attacked President Obama for sympathizing with America's attackers explained to America why he wasn't ready to be president:


Not ready for prime time





http://www.dailykos.com/story/2012/09/12/1130766/-Mitt-s-smirking-disaster-continued?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed:+dailykos/index+(Daily+Kos)
Posted by Ichingcarpenter | Wed Sep 12, 2012, 12:30 PM (52 replies)

Ari Fleischer Uses 'Truther' Slur to Blunt Criticism Of NY Times story.

Ari Fleischer Uses 'Truther' Slur to Blunt Criticism That the Bush White House Received More Bin Laden Warnings Than Were Previously Known
Matt Welch|Sep. 11, 2012 9:46 am

In The New York Times today, journalist Kurt Eichenwald writes a 9/11 anniversary op-ed asserting that there are many more pre-Sept. 11 documents aside from the infamous Aug. 6, 2001 presidential daily brief warning the Bush administration that Osama bin Laden was planning to attack the United States. The nut of Eichenwald's argument:

SNIP



Regardless, these two reaction-tweets to the op-ed by former Bush administration spokesman Ari Fleischer are just crazy-wrong:

Disgusting op-ed in NYT by a truther implying Bush knew of 9-11/let it happen. NYT decries lack of civility, then adds to it.

— Ari Fleischer (@AriFleischer) September 11, 2012
How can the NYT ridicule birthers then make their op-ed page home to a truther??

— Ari Fleischer (@AriFleischer) September 11, 2012


To state what should be the obvious, asserting that there was more relevant pre-attack intelligence than previously known, and criticizing the administration for undervaluing it, is an entirely different category of commentary than claiming that "Bush knew." If Eichenwald is a "truther," there is no evidence of it in this op-ed. Fleischer's blurt is the kind of mistake that immediately calls to mind the phrase "reading incomprehension," but I think it's something a bit more insidious than that.


SNIP..


http://reason.com/blog/2012/09/11/working-title



Posted by Ichingcarpenter | Tue Sep 11, 2012, 10:23 AM (7 replies)

Cheney Lashes out at Obama on missing Intelligence briefings.

After reading the NY Times article on how Bush and Cheney fucked up or let it happened on 9ll I thought this headline I saw was an Onion article, but noooo





Its from the Daily Caller so I'll just give a link
if you want to verify it. If you go there read the comments if you can take living in Bizzaro world history.

http://dailycaller.com/2012/09/10/cheney-if-obama-attended-intelligence-briefings-he-would-understand-why-people-are-so-offended-at-his-efforts-to-take-sole-credit-for-the-killing-of-osama-bin-laden/

Bush and Cheney should be in jail .



Posted by Ichingcarpenter | Tue Sep 11, 2012, 07:11 AM (38 replies)

Photo: View of DC from the Washington Mon. 100 years ago




Trees!! Where are the lobbyists?
Posted by Ichingcarpenter | Tue Sep 11, 2012, 03:50 AM (7 replies)

Actual socialist Bernie Sanders: No, Obama is not a socialist

Speaking to talk show host Bill Moyers this week, Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT), who self-identifies as a Democratic socialist, explained that no matter how many times Republicans say it, President Barack Obama is not a socialist as well.

Democratic socialism (PDF), he explained, “means that health care should be a right of all people,” he said. “That higher education should be a right, kids shouldn’t graduate $50,000 in debt. Which means we should pass legislation that represents the interests of working families and not the moneyed interests. Which means that we should be aggressive at global warming and protecting the environment for future generations. Which means workers earn a decent wage. All of these ideas which people have talked about from Eugene Debs on.”

So Moyers asked him directly: “The right says that Obama’s a socialist — they keep calling him a socialist — can you prove he’s not a socialist?”


“Can I prove he’s not a socialist? Yes,” Sanders replied. “Look at his record. He is not a socialist.”

Sanders went on to warn Moyers that the “distribution of wealth” in the U.S. has begun to overwhelm the political system, with billionaire families dumping hundreds of millions of dollars into elections in an effort to, as Sanders said, “create a more unfair America.”


http://www.rawstory.com/rs/2012/09/07/actual-socialist-bernie-sanders-no-obama-is-not-a-socialist/?utm_source=Raw+Story+Daily+Update&utm_campaign=b04e268381-9_8_129_8_2012&utm_medium=email


video at the link
Posted by Ichingcarpenter | Sat Sep 8, 2012, 12:36 PM (5 replies)

Romney Vows to Fight Marijuana Legalization 'Tooth and Nail'—

Romney Vows to Fight Marijuana Legalization 'Tooth and Nail'—

This clip of Mitt Romney talking about marijuana at an appearance in New Hampshire is about a month and a half old, but I don't think anyone has noted it here yet. It is interesting for the way it reflects the basic difference between Romney and Barack Obama when it comes to drug policy, which is a matter of style rather than substance. Asked about legalizing marijuana for medical use, Romney gives the standard prohibitionist response:

I would not legalize marijuana for medicinal purposes, and the reasons are straightforward: As I talk to people in my state and at the federal government level about marijuana and its role in society, they are convinced that the entry way into a drug culture for our young people is marijuana. Marijuana is the starter drug....The idea of medical marijuana is designed to get marijuana out in the public marketplace and ultimately lead to the legalization of marijuana overall. And in my view, that's the wrong way to go. I know that other people have differing views. If you'd like to get someone who is in favor of marijuana, I know there are some on the Democratic side of the aisle who will be happy to get in your campaign. But I'm opposed to it, and if you elect me president, you're not going to see legalized marijuana. I'm going to fight it tooth and nail.

In short, medical marijuana is bad because it leads to recreational marijuana, which is bad because it leads to crack and heroin


http://reason.com/blog/2012/09/07/romney-vows-to-fight-marijuana-legalizat


Posted by Ichingcarpenter | Sat Sep 8, 2012, 09:25 AM (15 replies)

Obama jokes he should make Clinton ‘Secretary of Explaining Stuff’

PORTSMOUTH, New Hampshire — US President Barack Obama joked Friday that he should appoint Bill Clinton as his “Secretary of Explaining Stuff” following his acclaimed speech at the Democratic convention.

Clinton is expected to follow his address, which even some Republicans admitted was a masterful summary of the election arguments and Obama’s presidency, with appearances for Obama in crucial battleground states.

“President Clinton made the case in the way only he can. You know, somebody — somebody emailed me after his speech and said,’You need to appoint him secretary of explaining stuff,’” Obama joked in New Hampshire.


“That was pretty good. I like that. Secretary of Explaining Stuff.”

Obama’s spokeswoman Jen Psaki told reporters aboard Air Force One Friday that the campaign would be keen to have Clinton’s help again on the campaign trail ahead of the November 6 election clash with Mitt Romney.

“We’d love to have him out there as much as he is available,” Psaki said.

“He’s been an incredible advocate for the president for quite some time,” Psaki said.


http://www.rawstory.com/rs/2012/09/07/obama-jokes-he-should-make-clinton-secretary-of-explaining-stuff/
Posted by Ichingcarpenter | Sat Sep 8, 2012, 08:15 AM (28 replies)

She touches the Sun from Space Photo



Sunita Williams, an Indian-American NASA astronaut and flight engineer on the 32nd expedition to the International Space Station appears to touch the sun on a spacewalk.
Posted by Ichingcarpenter | Sat Sep 8, 2012, 07:11 AM (7 replies)

FOX NEWS AND LOSING MY RELIGION. R.E.M

FOX NEWS AND LOSING MY RELIGION

R.E.M.'s "Losing My Religion" was used in the Fox News coverage of the Democratic National Convention last night. R.E.M. today, through its music publisher, Warner-Tamerlane Music, demanded that Fox News cease and desist from continuing its unlicensed and unauthorized use of the song.

Michael Stipe said, "We have little or no respect for their puff adder brand of reportage. Our music does not belong there."



http://remhq.com/news_story.php?id=1663
Posted by Ichingcarpenter | Fri Sep 7, 2012, 04:49 AM (18 replies)

2012 Presidential Debate Schedule

The dates and venues have been announced for the 2012 Presidential debates between President Obama and Mitt Romney. The date for the Vice Presidential debate has also been announced.

Tickets for the 2012 general election debates are controlled by the Commission on Presidential Debates and are extremely limited since the debates are primarily produced for television. The majority of tickets are distributed to host university students and faculty through a lottery system with the remaining tickets going to friends and families of the campaigns and the media. Please contact the individual colleges hosting the debates for specific ticketing information.

All debates will be streamed live online

October 3, 2012
Topic: Domestic policy
Air Time: 9:00-10:30 p.m. Eastern Time
Location: University of Denver in Denver, Colorado
Sponsor: Commission on Presidential Debates
Participants: President Barack Obama and Mitt Romney
Moderator: Jim Lehrer (Host of NewsHour on PBS)
The debate will focus on domestic policy and be divided into six time segments of approximately 15 minutes each on topics to be selected by the moderator and announced several weeks before the debate.

The moderator will open each segment with a question, after which each candidate will have two minutes to respond. The moderator will use the balance of the time in the segment for a discussion of the topic.


More: http://www.2012presidentialelectionnews.com/2012-debate-schedule/2012-presidential-debate-schedule/?wpmp_switcher=mobile



Let's get ready to rumble!!!!
Posted by Ichingcarpenter | Fri Sep 7, 2012, 03:57 AM (1 replies)
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