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Russia Today Has Different Definition of the Truth

http://www.rawstory.com/rs/2014/07/19/russia-today-defends-crash-coverage-we-have-different-definitions-of-truth/

snip:

Russia Today, the Kremlin-funded international news agency, pushed back against accusations from one its former correspondents that it is a propaganda outlet for the Putin administration, explaining ” We have different definitions of truth.”

When did Fox News' Roger Ailes starting running Russian TV?

Hucklebag Does Not Fly With The Unwashed

http://www.politico.com/story/2014/07/mike-huckabee-private-planes-108851.html
snip:
As a presidential candidate, Mike Huckabee made a name for himself as the regular Joe on the debate stage, a threadbare underdog who couldn’t afford his opponents’ Madison Avenue-style commercials, plush hotels and chartered planes. In his campaign memoir, Huckabee proclaimed that he “kept in touch” with ordinary people while eating food-court fare and waiting for long-delayed commercial flights as “other candidates were stepping onto their Gulfstream jets.”
These days, the former Arkansas governor is living — and flying — far more comfortably.

Now a Fox News commentator and highly paid public speaker, Huckabee has in just a few years racked up at least $253,000 in private air travel bills on the way to political events, according to a POLITICO review of federal and state campaign finance records.

Another 1 percent hypocrite flimm-flamming and scamming the rubes with his "plain feller" return. More Elmer Fudd than Elmer Gantry.


Benghazi Panel Gets More Cash Than Veteran's Panel-Rethug Priority

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/07/07/benghazi-committee-budget_n_5565430.html

snip:

House Republicans have requested nearly $3.3 million to operate the select committee investigating Benghazi, which gives the GOP-launched committee a bigger budget than that granted to the committee overseeing the troubled Department of Veterans Affairs.

Follow the money and you will always find where the Rethug priorities are. Politics before Veterans. Not surprising.

Miss Shrub--Get Your New Tee Shirt

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/07/05/george-bush-shirt_n_5560394.html

snip:

The Republican National Committee is celebrating former President George W. Bush's birthday this weekend by selling wistful "I Miss W." t-shirts to its supporters.

I could think of few other things that could be on the shirt. Iraq in flames, Supreme Court with misspelled Tea Party signs behind the bench, the Titanic sinking with the words "U.S. economy on the side, CIA-selling them out one agent at a time, or Shrub reading My Pet Goat.



One of Raygun's Legacies--Mountain of Debt for college students

http://www.salon.com/2014/07/05/ronald_reagan_stuck_it_to_millennials_a_college_debt_history_lesson_no_one_tells/

snip:

The students Reagan loathed were the beneficiaries of a consensus that paired the GI Bill with the post-Sputnik explosion of higher education to offer no- to low-cost access to public institutions, and aid to those who needed it to make private college possible. Students were not expected to shoulder the burden of their educations alone, and this freed them to explore who they wanted to be and the kind of America in which they wanted to live. There were many adults, of course, who despised them for just this freedom, and powerful forces terrified of the changes they saw coming.

By the time Reagan was elected to the nation’s highest office a decade and a half later, these powers had devised perfect tools to make sure the spirit of 1960s protest would never again erupt on campus. During Reagan’s two terms as president, dedicated funding for outright grants-in-aid decreased, federal guidelines pushed individual loans, and private bill collectors were brought in to ensure that hardest kind of debt to escape was whatever you took on for your education. Even more important was the shift in tone and expectation. Public goods became private services, and by the end of the 1980s, the anti-tax, infra-structure-starving, neo-liberal Weltanschauung meant that as states cut their budgets, support for higher education was thrown into a cage match with every other necessary public good.


Students reduced to paupers leaves little time to protest. Diabolical.

Hobby Lobby Invests 401(k) Funds in Companies that Manufacture Emergency Contraceptives

http://www.motherjones.com/politics/2014/04/hobby-lobby-retirement-plan-invested-emergency-contraception-and-abortion-drug-makers
snip:

Documents filed with the Department of Labor and dated December 2012—three months after the company's owners filed their lawsuit—show that the Hobby Lobby 401(k) employee retirement plan held more than $73 million in mutual funds with investments in companies that produce emergency contraceptive pills, intrauterine devices, and drugs commonly used in abortions. Hobby Lobby makes large matching contributions to this company-sponsored 401(k).


As usual follow the money, and find the truth. Cash before religious principles, and both of these before women's health and privacy.

If you could be personally present to witness a historical event, as your adult self,

to any event in your lifetime what would it be? You can't change the event, just be present.

As I was born in the 1950s, I would like to have been on the rope line when that SOB Nixon was dispatched from the White House.

Mass. Buffer Zone For Abortion Clinic Patients Struck Down

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/06/26/mccullen-v-coakley_n_5533136.html
snip:

The Supreme Court ruled on McCullen v. Coakley Thursday, striking down a Massachusetts law requiring protesters to stay at least 35 feet from an abortion clinic's entrance and walkways.
In a unanimous opinion, the court held that such buffer zones violate First Amendment free speech rights.

"This decision is incredibly disappointing and ignores the very real threats of violence and intimidation that abortion providers and their patients face every day," Saporta said. "Since 1977, there have been 8 murders, 17 attempted murders, 42 bombings, 181 arsons, and thousands of incidents of criminal activities.


My guess is that Supreme Court Justices do not allow people to videotape, scream, and stalk them as they go to work. What a disastrous decision.

Chuck Toad's Comment on HRC Makes Me Want to Puke

On NBC Propaganda News tonight Toad said part of Hillary's problem of being out of touch with common folk is she has been been in a Secret Service bubble for the past 22 years.

Hey Toad, maybe she wants to stay out of touch with Wingnuts like this.

http://talkingpointsmemo.com/livewire/arkansas-gop-official-hillary-shot?utm_content=buffer8aedf&utm_medium=social&utm_source=twitter.com&utm_campaign=buffer
snip:

At least one GOP official in Arkansas thinks Hillary Clinton would receive a rather chilly welcome as a 2016 presidential candidate in her adoptive home state.

"She'd probably get shot at the state line," 2nd Congressional District party chairman Johnny Rhoda told U.S. News. When pressed that Clinton would likely still enjoy some level of affection in the state where her husband Bill served as governor for 10-plus years, Rhoda held firm.


Toad is beyond worthless.

5 Deferment Cheney Should be Rotting in the Hague

http://truth-out.org/opinion/item/24462-dick-cheney-should-be-rotting-in-the-hague-not-writing-editorials

snip:

American history has had its share of villains - J. Edgar Hoover, Joe McCarthy, and Richard Nixon come to mind as some of the worst - but there is no one in recent history who has disgraced our country quite like Dick Cheney has.
He lied his way into an illegal war, profited off that war, and shredded the Constitution. He's a war criminal and has the blood of hundreds of thousands of innocent people on his hands.
Dick Cheney should be rotting in a prison cell at The Hague, not writing editorials for the Wall Street Journal.


Only in America does a war criminal get both open heart surgery resulting in a new heart, and an open mike to spew his vile views.
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