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'Worst of the recession was over by the time Barack Obama took office

On Sunday, Fox News pundit Brit Hume suggested that the economic recovery from the Great Recession had already begun by the time that President Obama was elected president, when in fact the country was in the deepest part of the recession just as Obama took the reins.
“There’s a lot of things wrong with the idea that Barack Obama dug us out,” Hume argued, saying that Obama should be held accountable for the sustained economic difficulties following the crash under former President George W. Bush:
The truth is, the worst of the recession was over by the time Barack Obama took office, the economy began to grow again in June of 2009 before the stimulus spending had really begun to take effect. So, these are arguments that are available to the Republicans. Oddly, though, we haven’t heard them made effectively.

Posted by Ichingcarpenter | Sun Sep 2, 2012, 01:15 PM (21 replies)

"Republicans don't have to accept Evolution

"Republicans don't have to accept Evolution, Economics, Climatology, or Human Sexuality, but I just watched a week of their national convention, and I need them to admit the historical existence of George W. Bush" - Bill Maher
Posted by Ichingcarpenter | Sun Sep 2, 2012, 12:37 PM (8 replies)

Clint tells how to pick up chicks these days

Actually its from a T shirt my friend has..... its all we got left folks.
Posted by Ichingcarpenter | Fri Aug 31, 2012, 03:04 PM (0 replies)

You know Clint did say something good not too long ago.

Maybe he forgot who he was addressing last night.
Posted by Ichingcarpenter | Fri Aug 31, 2012, 05:49 AM (2 replies)

Anyone Catch Leonard Nimoy's tribute to Mitt on The Daily Show?

It was sardonic and funny.

Nimoy's Documentary:


Full Show:

Posted by Ichingcarpenter | Fri Aug 31, 2012, 05:43 AM (26 replies)

The Simpsons just got the headline on Clint

Posted by Ichingcarpenter | Fri Aug 31, 2012, 02:24 AM (4 replies)

Not Satire: Ann Romney calls Mitt and Ryan like two pigs in slop

Ann Romney, in an interview with WTMJ-TV in Milwaukee taped before Ryan's speech, said Ryan and her husband are a "dynamic duo" who complement one another: "They're both very wonky when it comes to the intricacies of the budget ... You get the two of them together and they're like two pigs in slop."


Posted by Ichingcarpenter | Thu Aug 30, 2012, 01:28 PM (0 replies)

Bachmann: Vote for Romney because Obama is ‘extremely wealthy’

Former Republican presidential candidate Michele Bachmann is encouraging voters to support Mitt Romney because President Barack Obama is “extremely wealthy” and can’t relate to the “common man.”

USA Today caught up with Bachmann at the Republican National Convention earlier this week and asked her how someone with “vast wealth” like Romney could “connect with the American public, really understand what the plight of the American public?”

“Well, President Obama is extremely wealthy,” Bachmann replied. “He and his wife have been wealthy for a number of years, and so I think that’s really the issue. Obama is wealthy, what do, or — what does he understand about the common man right now?”

“And I think what people care about is not hating someone for what their assets are — the American people don’t hate President Obama because he’s a very wealthy individual,” she added.

“What they care about is how their lives are, would their lives be better? And I think it’s very clear under the Romney-Ryan ticket the average Americans’ lives will be much better, they’ll have a lot more money to spend in the way that they want, and they’ll also have a much more secure future for their children.”


Posted by Ichingcarpenter | Thu Aug 30, 2012, 10:45 AM (24 replies)

Correspondence and collusion between the New York Times and the CIA- The Guardian

The rightwing transparency group, Judicial Watch, released Tuesday a new batch of documents showing how eagerly the Obama administration shoveled information to Hollywood film-makers about the Bin Laden raid. Obama officials did so to enable the production of a politically beneficial pre-election film about that "heroic" killing, even as administration lawyers insisted to federal courts and media outlets that no disclosure was permissible because the raid was classified.

Thanks to prior disclosures from Judicial Watch of documents it obtained under the Freedom of Information Act, this is old news. That's what the Obama administration chronically does: it manipulates secrecy powers to prevent accountability in a court of law, while leaking at will about the same programs in order to glorify the president.

But what is news in this disclosure are the newly released emails between Mark Mazzetti, the New York Times's national security and intelligence reporter, and CIA spokeswoman Marie Harf. The CIA had evidently heard that Maureen Dowd was planning to write a column on the CIA's role in pumping the film-makers with information about the Bin Laden raid in order to boost Obama's re-election chances, and was apparently worried about how Dowd's column would reflect on them. On 5 August 2011 (a Friday night), Harf wrote an email to Mazzetti with the subject line: "Any word??", suggesting, obviously, that she and Mazzetti had already discussed Dowd's impending column and she was expecting an update from the NYT reporter.

A mere two minutes after the CIA spokeswoman sent this Friday night inquiry, Mazzetti responded. He promised her that he was "going to see a version before it gets filed", and assured her that there was likely nothing to worry about:


I've seen this story before but I am old.
Posted by Ichingcarpenter | Wed Aug 29, 2012, 03:27 PM (0 replies)

Mega Giga Photo Pan of the Republican Convention

You have to go to the site to really see all the details and old white faces
it really is a fantastic photo of the whole area during the keynote speech.

Posted by Ichingcarpenter | Wed Aug 29, 2012, 02:48 PM (8 replies)
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