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GOP Decision 2012


this pic captures them perfectly, don't you think?

OWS Has Won - 'There Won't Be Any More Excuses For Blue Doggy Dems To Run Away From These Issues'

Green Jobs and Tax Increases on the Rich are Popular
by David Atkins

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http://www.pewsocialtrends.org/2012/01/11/rising-share-of-americans-see-conflict-between-rich-and-poor/

What this shows is that the Occupy movement has won. Americans across party lines increasingly see things in terms of the 1 percent and the 99 percent. A Pew survey http://www.nytimes.com/2012/01/12/us/more-conflict-seen-between-rich-and-poor-survey-finds.html?_r=1 earlier this month found that “conflict between rich and poor now eclipses racial strain and friction between immigrants and the native-born as the greatest source of tension in American society.” Two-thirds of Americans now see “strong conflicts” between the rich and poor. Even Mitt Romney is using Occupy’s language.

These issues — clean energy and taxing the rich — are not unconnected. Properly done, clean energy is a populist issue. Big Oil perfectly symbolizes the 1 percent, and Americans are ready to redirect public resources away from oil and toward a wide network of home-grown cleantech innovators.

There won't be any excuse for blue doggy Dems and their Washington consultants to run away from these issues. The time for using the cop-out of stupidity or cowardice is well nigh at an end. The data is so strikingly clear at this point, that any Democrat who fails to highlight these issues has to be declared either corrupt or so incompetent that they don't deserve to hold office.

MORE:
http://digbysblog.blogspot.com/2012/01/green-jobs-and-tax-increases-on-rich.html



Congressional comity


http://blog.chron.com/nickanderson/

Video Shows Exactly How Full of Shit Rand Paul Was About Being ‘Detained’

Video Shows Exactly How Full of Shit Rand Paul Was About Being ‘Detained’



The security camera video of Kentucky Senator Rand Paul's encounter with Nashville airport TSA agents is here, complete with wacky libertarian captions, so now you can make your own determination about how full of shit he was when he told his communications manager he was being detained by the TSA. Our verdict: still totally full of shit.

http://gawker.com/5879580/

Penguin literally takes a crap on Kentucky Senate

VIDEO:
http://www.rawstory.com/rs/2012/01/26/penguin-literally-takes-a-crap-on-kentucky-senate/

“Are we talking about the penguin that just defecated on the floor?” state Senate President David Williams (R-Burkesville) asked.

“Actually, senator, I believe that’s your desk,” Stine replied.

“Well, let’s see if Miss Kentucky can top that!” Williams quipped, in reference to an upcoming appearance by pageant winner Ann-Blair Thornton.

http://www.rawstory.com/rs/2012/01/26/penguin-literally-takes-a-crap-on-kentucky-senate/

New Study ("no gentle way to put it"): Low IQ & Conservative Beliefs Linked to Prejudice

There's no gentle way to put it: People who give in to racism and prejudice may simply be dumb, according to a new study that is bound to stir public controversy.

The research finds that children with low intelligence are more likely to hold prejudiced attitudes as adults. These findings point to a vicious cycle, according to lead researcher Gordon Hodson, a psychologist at Brock University in Ontario. Low-intelligence adults tend to gravitate toward socially conservative ideologies, the study found. Those ideologies, in turn, stress hierarchy and resistance to change, attitudes that can contribute to prejudice, Hodson wrote in an email to LiveScience.

"Prejudice is extremely complex and multifaceted, making it critical that any factors contributing to bias are uncovered and understood," he said.

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http://news.yahoo.com/low-iq-conservative-beliefs-linked-prejudice-180403506.html

more fun with the "birther suit"

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Sampson mentioned that Obama has also been known as “Barry Soetoro.”

Taitz asked what Sampson thought needed to be done regarding the questions about Obama’s background, and he recommended asking for an official copy of the SS-5 for his social security number application and the Hawaii Department of Health to see “if he was born in Hawaii.” Sampson stated that an investigation would be “a criminal investigation” through a U.S. attorney’s office. He said that if a person has been found to be impersonating a U.S. citizen, he would be subject to “deportation.”

Shortly thereafter, Sampson’s testimony ended, and Taitz began discussing Obama’s alleged years in Indonesia from 1968-71, during which he was known as “Barry Soetoro.”

“We have another boy who from 1968-69 was in Hawaii,” she said. The judge then said, “Are you testifying? Do you know how?” which brought laughter from the assembly. The judge then said she could discuss the matter during closing arguments. Taitz responded, “I would like to testify,” after which she took the stand.

Taitz stated that “Mr. Obama has resigned from the bar.” The judge asked, “How is that relevant?” Taitz said that it was pertinent because Obama was “hiding his identity.”

http://giveusliberty1776.blogspot.com/

Newt's Last Act As Speaker --- "He never really caught major air."


Blanket tossing looks like one of the funnest things in the world.
It was also one of Newt Gingrich's final acts as speaker.
Orange County Historical Society/Flickr


Newt Gingrich called his 1998 swing through Alaska's North Slope "an eye-opening experience"
Things didn't go quite so smoothly for Gingrich, though. As Jack Hitt explained in MoJo later that year:

At an Eskimo blanket toss in Barrow, Alaska, when Gingrich insisted on having a turn, 15 Native Americans heaved-ho (for the love of God, have they not suffered enough?) to try to pop the enormous Gingrich off the blanket. An unidentified bystander observed, "He never really caught major air."


Maybe it was symbolism. A little more than two months later, Gingrich announced that he was stepping down as speaker of the House.

more:
http://motherjones.com/mojo/2012/01/your-daily-newt-gingrich-gets-blanket-tossed

Apple Threats: “Work hard on the job today or work hard to find a job tomorrow.”

Apple’s iPad and the Human Costs for Workers in China - NYTimes.com

Banners on the walls warned the 120,000 employees: “Work hard on the job today or work hard to find a job tomorrow.”

http://www.nytimes.com/2012/01/26/business/ieconomy-apples-ipad-and-the-human-costs-for-workers-in-china.html?_r=2&pagewanted=all


Sound familiar? The is the wedge that is used to destroy the middle class here. Over there it makes them accept 12-14 hours, 6-7 days a week, sometimes standing the whole time.

The unions here were weakened... Over there they can't have unions.
http://www.seeingtheforest.com/archives/2012/01/sound_familiar.htm?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+SeeingTheForest+%28Seeing+The+Forest%29
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