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7.7%

I like the sound of that #



Job Creation Hits 146,000 Jobs, Rate at 7.7%

25 Awesome Portraits Of Couples Just Married In Washington State

buzzfeed

(all 25 at the link.... here are a few for now..... I am not responsible for anybody that might cry a little on their laptop....)





































and a bonus pic I found on Jackbeck's post



And Finally:

A Holiday Message For Bill-O, Faux News & the rest of The American Taliban

Here is an oh, so simple solution for the whole 'keep Christ in Christmas' fake war that the far right whines about every year.... if Fox News, Bill O' Reily and the rest of the American Taliban could figure this out, think of all the time they could spend focusing on Real Christian issues like Poverty, Homelessness and Equality right?

....not going to happen, in that case:



(and out of the public square)

Thomas Jefferson's letter to the Danbury Baptist Association in 1802. The original text reads:

"Believing with you that religion is a matter which lies solely between Man & his God, that he owes account to none other for his faith or his worship, that the legitimate powers of government reach actions only, & not opinions, I contemplate with sovereign reverence that act of the whole American people which declared that their legislature should 'make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof,' thus building a wall of separation between Church and State."

Obama Approval Rating Reaches Three-Year High In Poll

Source: huffpo

A month after the election, President Barack Obama's approval ratings are at a level he hasn't seen for years, with contentious negotiations over the upcoming "fiscal cliff" so far not dampening his support.

Obama has an approval rating of 53 percent among registered voters, according to a poll released Thursday by Quinnipiac University -- the strongest approval level the university has measured since the summer of 2009.

Obama's disapproval rating of 40 percent makes the president's net approval rating the best in over a year.

"Nothing like winning an election to boost your job approval," said Peter A. Brown, assistant director of the Quinnipiac University Polling Institute. "President Barack Obama hasn't had a score this good since his 52-40 percent approval rating May 5, 2011, right after the death of Osama bin Laden."

Read more: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/12/06/obama-approval-rating_n_2250788.html?utm_hp_ref=politics

Ellen Vs. One Million Moms over JCP ad's (and as Ellen brilliantly points out...not quite a million)

Christian group calls for boycott over Ellen DeGeneres ad with elves

raw story



The anti-LGBT activist group One Million Moms is calling on Christians to boycott JCPenney department stores because talk show host Ellen DeGeneres appears in a routine Christmas ad.

As NBC noted on Thursday, JCPenny’s commercial, in which DeGeneres wears holiday clothes and insults elves with short jokes, will not strike most viewer as controversials in any way.

But for One Million Moms, seeing the lesbian comedienne on their television screens was an instant cause for action.

“Since April, JC Penney’s has not aired Ellen DeGeneres in one of their commercials until now,” the group wrote on its website. “A new JCP ad features Ellen and three elves. JCP has made their choice to offend a huge majority of their customers again. Christians must now vote with their wallets.”

Viewers on YouTube were puzzled by the group’s reaction.

“One Million Moms or as I call them a seething hot ball of bigotry, hate, intolerance and inequality,” one commenter wrote. “There is nothing wrong with that ad.”

Earlier this year, DeGeneres spoke out on her television show after One Million Moms called on her to be fired as JCPenney’s spokesperson because she was a lesbian.

“For a group that calls themselves ‘One Million Moms,’ they only have 40,000 members on their page. So, they are rounding to the nearest million and I get that,” she joked.


More at Raw Story (http://s.tt/1w62M)

Best Teabagger Christmas Postcard Ever!



found at Teabonics fb page

CNN Just Attributed this Quote to Richard Branson? Wrong!

'He' could never have come up with something this brilliant...

Marilyn Monroe:



Thirty-Six Congressional Republicans (And Counting) Have Distanced Themselves From Norquist’s Pledge

LINK from Think Progress

Thirty-Six Congressional Republicans (And Counting) Have Distanced Themselves From Norquist’s Pledge

Every day, more Republicans in Congress are backing away from Americans for Tax Reform President Grover Norquit’s anti-tax pledge. For more than 20 years, the pledge, which stipulates that those who sign will never — under any circumstance — vote to raise taxes while in Congress, has virtually been a requirement for Congressional Republicans. According to ATR, just 16 of the 234 House Republicans and 6 of the 45 Senate Republicans that comprise the 113th Congress did not sign the pledge.

However, the pledge may not have the staying power it once did. As of this writing, more than a dozen House Republicans — including Majority Leader Eric Cantor — and 10 GOP senators have distanced themselves from the pledge to one degree or another. Here are just a few examples or what members had to say:

— Sen. Kelly Ayotte (R-NH): “The only pledge that keeps me up at night is the pledge I owe to the people of New Hampshire and our country to work as hard as I can to make sure America doesn’t go bankrupt.”

– Sen. Saxby Chambliss (R-GA): “I care more about my country than I do about a 20-year-old pledge . . . I don’t worry about that because I care too much about my country. I care a lot more about it than I do Grover Norquist.”

– Sen. Bob Corker (R-TN): “Well, I’m not obligated on the pledge. I made Tennesseans aware, I was just elected, that the only thing I’m honoring is the oath I take when I’m sworn in this January.”

– Rep. Eric Cantor (R-VA): “When I go to the constituents, it’s not about that pledge. It’s about trying to solve problems.”

– Rep. Peter King (R-NY): “A pledge is good at the time you sign it . . . In 1941, I would have voted to declare war on Japan. But each Congress is a new Congress. And I don’t think you can have a rule that you’re never going to raise taxes or that you’re never going to lower taxes. I don’t want to rule anything out.”

– Rep. Timothy Johnson (R-IL): “I would never in a million years have considered this as some kind of a locked-in-granite pledge. Frankly, I didn’t even remember it. That shows you how obscure it was to me.”

more at LINK

Having a Bad Day?? Just Imagine if Mitt Romney were on the other side of this Handshake?

Now Smile Damnit!! Did we Dodge a Bullet or What!!



from President Obama's Meeting with Mitt Romney today

"The Government Bailed out the The People and Imprisoned the Banksters"

found on fb


there's some good info here (reply #79) http://www.democraticunderground.com/10021902155#post79

thanks DaniDubois
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