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lib2DaBone Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Feb-24-09 06:31 PM
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Bobby Jindal to Reply to Obama's Speech...
Well... there you have it... an in depth un-biased response from a 37-year-old presidential wanna-be from India. :sarcasm:

Will he condem the middle class and tell us we need to worship Brahma Bulls and Monkeys? Or will he convince the Rush Limbaugh masses that this "race to the bottom" is our best interest?

Sorry to invoke sterotypes.. but the absolute criminality of the republicans knows no bounds. ( BTW...Guardian's Headline.. not mine)
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Bobby Jindal's moment in the spotlight...

The governor of Louisiana, who is of Indian descent, will give the Republican response to Obama's congressional address

http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2009/feb/23/bobby-jinda...
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Deja Q Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Feb-24-09 06:36 PM
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1. More like 'Bobby Jingo'
:hide:
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and-justice-for-all Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Feb-24-09 06:38 PM
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2. Whats the words I am look for.....Oh, Who cares!
fuck Jingo.
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Rashel Donating Member (185 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Feb-24-09 06:47 PM
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3. He will tell us how dangerous the President's plan is without offering one of his own.
(Scary Negro alert)
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ColbertWatcher Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Feb-24-09 06:48 PM
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4. He still won't replace Limbaugh as the voice of the GOP! n/t
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Double T Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Feb-24-09 06:48 PM
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5. rethugs: We'll see your minority Black American and we'll raise you our minority Indian American.
If it weren't so obvious, it would be obvious.
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Deja Q Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Feb-24-09 06:52 PM
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6. Not to give any ideas, but Mr. Jingo ought to drop the usual Republican memes and cant.
People aren't falling for it anymore.



But I betcha he can't.
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Rashel Donating Member (185 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Feb-24-09 06:57 PM
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10. That's the GOP's way of going Black. He he. Anything but African American.
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KamaAina Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Feb-24-09 06:53 PM
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7. He's actually a 37-year-old presidential wanna-be from Baton Rouge
not sure he's ever even been to India; it's his parents who are from there. Probably just as well for India, actually. :eyes:

Will he condem the middle class and tell us we need to worship Brahma Bulls and Monkeys?

No. Jindal converted to Catholicism in his teens. He does not worship monkeys.

However, as a dyed-in-the-wool repuke bitter-ender, he does worship chimps. :P

From the linked article, with a dash of that ineffably arch British understatement:

Unusually for a Rhodes scholar, he believes in creationism, a viewpoint that increases his appeal to Christian evangelicals.

:rofl:
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Catshrink Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Feb-24-09 06:56 PM
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8. My crystal ball says he'll talk about tax cuts
and everything is Clinton's fault. Haven't we heard this tape before?
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graywarrior Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Feb-24-09 06:57 PM
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9. Have you read Greg Palast's article on Jindal?
Damn that Lincoln: Abe's to blame for Jindal
by Greg Palast


Exclusive to Buzzflash.com by Greg Palast

Damn that Abe Lincoln. When Louisiana and Mississippi seceded from the Union, a sensible president would have sent them a box of chocolates with a note, "Goodbye and good riddance."

Tonight, following Barack Obama's budget presentation to Congress, effectively the president's first State of the Union Address, the Republicans have chosen to give their party's response, the governor of the state that wanted to leave the Union, Louisiana's Bobby Jindal.

Jindal's going to tell us that Barack Obama is a terrible President because Obama wants to require states like Louisiana to extend unemployment insurance to - get this - the unemployed! (Technically, the federal government would pay 100% of the cost of reforming Louisiana's and Mississippi's Scrooge-sized benefit requirements.)

Jindal, and some other Republican governors, notably Haley Barbour of Mississippi, are actually turning down millions in federal funds for their own state's unemployed out of fear that, four years from now, they may have to maintain full unemployment insurance like the rest of America.

Barbour's excuse, parroted by Jindal, is that the Obama payments to the unemployed of their states would mean, when the economy returns to expansion, that their state would have to increase unemployment insurance taxes and payments to the US average, scaring away new employers. "I mean, we want more jobs," says Barbour. Um, this is the Governor of MISSISSIPPI talking. Exactly what new "jobs" is he talking about? Is Microsoft is based in Gulfport? Is Genentech opening its new headquarters in Bogalusa?

As an economist, I can tell you that the only industry Mississippi leads in is deep-fried chicken-dog manufacturing. I will admit that Louisiana and Mississippi can boast of growing employment at several casinos and cathouses spilling across what the locals charmingly call the "Coon-ass Riviera." Jindal's Louisiana is, after all, the state that solved its unemployment problem by sending its unemployed to Texas in FEMA trailers.

And it's true that Jindal's and Barbour's states do lead the nation in a few indicators. Like poverty: Mississippi has America's highest poverty rate. Louisiana is third worst in America.

And how about their commitment to education? Louisiana ranks 5th and Mississippi 2nd worth in school kids' math scores. As Randy Newman notes about the gulf states' education policies, "good ol' boys... from LSU, went in dumb, come out dumb, too."

Jindal himself is a product of a more advanced culture: His parents are Democrats. The Jindals are Hindus who come from the Punjab in India, a state known for its welfare safety net. Jindal, turning away from the successful example of his parents' politics and culture, has gone native, becoming a born-again Christian Republican who doesn't accept Darwinian evolution nor Keynesian economics. (I hear he may complete his redneck makeover next week by marrying his cousin at a tractor pull.)

For over a century, Louisiana and Mississippi have been trying to attract employers by changing their economy from one based on involuntary servitude to one based on voluntary servitude, selling their citizens to the lowest bidder. The results are blindingly visible: Mississippi and Louisiana, under the Barbour/Jindal Republican regime, maintain the lowest per-capita incomes in the nation (50th and 46th respectively). Mississippi and Louisiana infant mortality rates (1st and 3rd in deaths in the USA) would shame Costa Rica.

Years back, when I worked as an economic consultant to New Orleans, the Louisiana State Legislature was about to require that schools teach evolution as merely a theory equal to the Bible's literal creation myth. When asked if this would harm big employers' views of the state, I said, "Not at all: most national employers think of Louisiana as a state filled with Bible-thumping, dumb-bell rednecks. You won't have to worry about changing that impression."

OK, it's easy to make jokes about America's own Third World states. And before I get a zillion complaints, I'll be the first one to note that Louisiana has birthed the extraordinary, including the greatest of America's investigative journalists, the late Ron Ridenhour, jazz, Chris Ruth's Steakhouse and gris-gris. And it was Louisiana that long ago led the nation in social reform, whose governor, in 1932, led the national fight to create a program now known as "unemployment insurance." Really.

Nevertheless, Jindal's rejection of funds for his state's own unemployed simply follows a history of local Republican plantation-mentality cruelty. After Hurricane Katrina, I met a young man, Stephen Smith, who was stranded with a family on Highway 10 for four days while George Bush photo-strafed him from overhead. An elderly man with Stephen died of dehydration after giving his grandchildren his last bottle of water. (See Stephen on Big Easy to Big Empty, click here.)

I investigated the drowning of New Orleans and the "let'm drown" rescue plans of the Bush Administration. What I found was sickening, heartless and Republican. Marie Antoinette at least offered cake.

Now, once again, the Republican party, by making Jindal the party's official spokesman, is adopting the Barbour-ous refusal to reach out a saving hand to Americans drowning in this economy.

So, let me make a suggestion for Governors Jindal and Barbour. If you cannot join America in accepting our President's call to arms against disaster, if you reject our President's State of the Union - then leave the Union.

As the prescient Phil Ochs sang,

And here's to the government of Mississippi In the swamp of their bureaucracy they're always bogging down
And the speeches of the governor are the ravings of a clown
Oh, here's to the land you've torn out the heart of
Mississippi find yourself another country to be part of

Amen.
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Mr. Sparkle Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Feb-24-09 06:59 PM
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11. I heard he is going to call The President actions on the economy .... wait for it .... wait ...
"irresponsible" lol, a republican calling someone else on financial issues "irresponsible".

I cant wait for his speech, its going to be like Saturday Night Live sketch. All that will be missing is a background banner with Slumdog Millionaire on it.
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stray cat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Feb-24-09 07:18 PM
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12. Darn - I was hoping for Palin!
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