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Idaho Billboard Compares Obama To Aurora Shooting Suspect James Holmes

Source: Huff Post (via AOL News)

An electronic billboard in Caldwell, Idaho that compares President Obama to James Holmes, the 24-year-old man accused of killing 12 people in an Aurora, Colo., movie theater on July 20, has sparked outrage in the community, reports The Idaho Statesman.

The giant sign on Franklin Road and North 21st Avenue features a photo of Holmes with the words, "Kills 12 in a movie theater with assault rifle, everyone freaks out," written under his picture, juxtaposed to a photo of Obama with the words, "Kills thousands with foreign policy, wins Nobel Peace Prize," written below.

The billboard often features anti-Obama messages, and is sponsored by The Ralph Smeed Foundation, the supporters of the late activist for libertarian causes in Idaho. Foundation member and former state lawmaker Maurice Clements, told The Idaho Statesman the billboard is a response to Obama's 'broken promise' to bring home the troops.

"We’re all outraged over that killing in Aurora, Colo., but we’re not outraged over the boys killed in Afghanistan,” Clements explained to the paper, and added that he's not trying to connect Obama to Holmes, he's just comparing the way society reacts. "We’re not saying that Obama is a lunatic,” he said.

Read more: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/07/28/idaho-billboard-compares-obama-to-aurora-shooting-suspect_n_1713895.html?icid=maing-grid10%7Chtmlws-main-bb%7Cdl1%7Csec1_lnk3%26pLid%3D185460

Stay classy, baggers. Though the message was about not bringing the troops home (which is BS for the most part), the libertarian group that did it proves once again that nothing is below their belts in attempting to bring down Obama.
Posted by Suji to Seoul | Sun Jul 29, 2012, 02:43 AM (39 replies)

Romney is just an Brit who married a Welsh girl. Does that mean he'll listen to the queen instead

of us?

Remember the sliming of Kennedy's religion (and Al Smith) because he will take his orders from the pope?

This is the same shit, folks. Let's use it on them. As Rmoney starts a new political faction in the GOP: the "Let's give ourselves back to England" party.
Posted by Suji to Seoul | Sat Jul 28, 2012, 02:06 AM (3 replies)

electoral-vote.com map of electoral votes (July 23rd)


FL flipped back to Blue. I believe MO, IN and NC will also flip to blue.

Best case scenario is Obama - 368. Romney - 170
Posted by Suji to Seoul | Mon Jul 23, 2012, 11:42 AM (10 replies)

My fraternity brother's smackdown on facebook - Aurora Massacre

Gun nuts are crazy. I own guns and am a sportsman. But LaPierre's minions are just nuts. And keep in mind, I like this guy very much. Wonderful guy, if you don't talk politics.

Posted by Suji to Seoul | Sat Jul 21, 2012, 11:34 PM (3 replies)

Rmoney's nomination may put the GOP into third party status

Just hear me out.

Looking at all the grumbling the GOP has against Rmoney (justified for perceived), there is a divide three ways in the Republican Party.

First, they exorcised the old Rockefeller Republicans as well as the "Reagan Democrats" as being "liberal." As a result, they began to court the Religious Right and ones who live where the buses don't run. This pushes them further to the right.

Now, we look at them in 2012. We see the Republican Party fracturing into three specific movements:

1: The Republican Establishment: Crooked businessmen, billionaires with no scruples and those who feel they have something to lose if someone else becomes successful. These are people who love money, but hate others making it.

2: The Libertarian West: The ones west of the Mississippi River who believe freedom means less taxes, less regulation, more draconian punishments for criminals and more guns, guns, guns. These are the people who love America, but normally hate Americans.

3: The Bible Belt South: The ones south of the Mason-Dixon line that believe freedom means restriction anything they don't approve (abortion), dislike (media they do object to), object to (foreigners) or find icky (gay marriage). These are the ones who love Jesus, but hate his ideas and words.

Only one of these three are supporting Rmoney completely. This would be the Establishment. The Libertarians look at Rmoney as an East Coast regulator and big spender. They grudgingly accept Mittens simple because there is an "R" after his name. Most would rather have a gadfly like Ron Paul as the nominee.

The other group, the Bible Belt South, will only vote against Obama. They don't care if Pol Pot ran for President. Jesus doesn't approve of BLACK people in the WHITE House. That's the reason it's called the White House, or some such stupid crap like that.

However, while the Republicans in these three groups slow eat each other and the sniping continues, the newest abomination the GOP can think of as emerged: The Teabagger:

4: The Teabagger: The right wing's answer to the left wing's anarchist. These are people who have one simple philosophy: "I'm angry and I want people to listen to me, even if my anger is completely unjustified and misdirected." These are people who love nothing, and hate everyone, especially themselves (with the except of the ESTABLISHMENT that supports them. Koch/Rove/Armey, etc). The problem is the rank-and-file teabagger doesn't trust their financial supporters and doesn't tow the line. The only thing the tea party is interested in is complete governmental gridlock and chaos.

With all this infighting, Rmoney will need to attempt to be all things to all Republicans, and he is FAILING miserably. As a result, the roaches and rats are eating each other. Political cannibalism is usually something Democrats have done in the past, but Democrats seem completely unified behind, Obama, finally accepting the idea that getting 50% of the things you want is better than 0%.

The Republicans have become a party of coalition, where each part of the coalition believes their attitudes and wants trump the rest of the people in the Party. To watch this self-destruction is wonderful. The Republicans chose the most "milquetoast" candidate in their flock of clown-car rejects simply due the idea of "electability." Rmoney is the "most electable."

Welcome to the 2004 Presidential election, where a good candidate like Howard Dean lost to the electable candidate John Kerry. While many supported Kerry, he was not the first choice of most people. Dean, Edwards and Dennis had the most following. Rmoney was not the first choice of any Republican. He was the "logical" choice.

Welcome to 2004, folks. Only this time, the roles are reversed. As a result, the self-destruction of the Republican Party and the fracturing in to two or three parties against a solidly Democratic Party that is getting younger and hungrier may be exactly what the country needs to heal from the stupid shit that has crippled it pretty much since 1980, when some B-list actor was elected President.
Posted by Suji to Seoul | Fri Jul 13, 2012, 10:06 AM (7 replies)

George Zimmerman Case's Newly Released Evidence Suggests No Racial Bias

Source: Huff Post (via AOL News)

In nearly 300 pages of documents and other evidence newly released by the Florida State Attorney's Office in its second-degree murder case against George Zimmerman, Zimmerman appears at once absolved of racial animus in the killing of Trayvon Martin, but also as a man whose life has been complicated by a "hero complex" and haunted by abusive personal relationships.

The evidence includes dozens of interviews with witnesses, friends and neighbors, former colleagues and Martin's family, all of which were conducted by the Florida Department of Law Enforcement and the FBI. Other evidence includes email correspondence between Zimmerman and members of the Sanford Police Department and an interview with Christopher Serino, the lead investigator on the case.

During Serino's interview with FBI investigators, he recounted the report he made shortly after Martin's February 26 killing in which he said the deadly encounter between Zimmerman and Martin was "ultimately avoidable" by Zimmerman.

Zimmerman's statements to 911 and to police investigators "make it clear that he had already reached a faulty conclusion as to Martin's purpose for being in the neighborhood," according to Serino's statements to the FBI. Those statements included observations that Martin appeared suspicious and possibly on drugs,

Read more: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/07/12/george-zimmerman-case_n_1669153.html?icid=maing-grid10%7Chtmlws-main-bb%7Cdl3%7Csec1_lnk3%26pLid%3D178492

I guess there is nothing more to see here. He's innocent, apparently. Who cares that he shot an unarmed, 17 year old kid in cold blood?

He isn't a racist, he was "standing his ground" and all his friends, family and colleagues say he's a good, God-fearing, church-going man!
Posted by Suji to Seoul | Fri Jul 13, 2012, 12:53 AM (10 replies)

The Villification of John Roberts is a sight to behold

I do not pity this jerk at all. He has three strikes against him in my eyes:

1: He is a staunch conservative corportist, unqualified to be a SC Justice, let alone Chief Justice.
2: He worked in the Drunky McDouchebag Administration before getting his cushy SCOTUS position
3: He voted for Citizens United.

But his swtich on ACA proves simple to all conservatives: TOW THE LINE!!!

DO NOT THINK FOR YOURSELF!!! Just do what is expected of you, not what is right for the country.

Expect him to lose alot of conservative support. There are already calls for his impeachment.
Posted by Suji to Seoul | Tue Jul 3, 2012, 11:25 PM (8 replies)

Allen West: President Obama Wants Americans To 'Be His Slave'

Source: AOL News

WASHINGTON -- Rep. Allen West (R-Fla.) can't seem to stay out of the spotlight, for better or for worse.

During a Sunday rally with constituents in a newly drawn district he wants to represent, West accused President Barack Obama of wanting to enslave the American public.

"He does not want you to have the self-esteem of getting up and earning, and having that title of American," West said, according to a WPTV report. "He'd rather you be his slave."

West is running against Martin County Sheriff Bob Crowder in the Republican primary, set for Aug. 14. The WPTV report quotes Crowder saying he is "offended" by the things that come out of West's mouth.

Read more: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/07/02/allen-west-president-obama-wants-americans-to-be-his-slave_n_1643769.html

Posted by Suji to Seoul | Tue Jul 3, 2012, 11:36 AM (38 replies)

Scoring the Romney running mate choices: Portman the moderate option, Rubio the most conservative

Source: Yahoo News

When choosing a running mate, Mitt Romney will consider many factors: Can this person offer a bump in the polls? Will he or she excite the base? Could this person take the reins if necessary? Will we get along?

He will also weigh each candidate's ideological moorings. Let's take a look at where the candidates stand based on their voting records in public office.

For the answer, we dive into the informative—albeit imperfect—world of congressional scorecards. Advocacy groups and news outlets commonly rate lawmakers based on some standard relevant to the organization, which helps us determine where each contender falls on the ideological spectrum.

In the Senate, Rob Portman of Ohio, Marco Rubio of Florida, Kelly Ayotte of New Hampshire and John Thune of South Dakota commonly appear on lists of possible running mates. Scorecards that measured voting records in 2011 suggest that among these, Rubio had the most conservative voting record and Portman the most moderate. Ayotte and Thune came in somewhere in between.

Read more: http://news.yahoo.com/blogs/ticket/scoring-romney-running-mate-choices-portman-moderate-choice-142015423.html


Jesus Christ, Rmoney and his douchebag VP. His VP pick will be David Alexander O'Malley. DOA!!!!
Posted by Suji to Seoul | Mon Jul 2, 2012, 11:52 AM (2 replies)

facebook stupid: I went to school at this HS where this idiot was educated (my response)

I went to HS in the biggest wart of a small town in Upstate New York. Just the worst place you could imagine. Narrow-minded, bigotry, uneducated, ignorant, selfish and proud of it. Especially the old time, big name families.

Anyway, one of these putzs posts a picture on facebook. It's a small blurb of an article that basically says the following:

The Food Stamp program is proud of giving out more food stamps and free meals than ever before, however the US Park Service warns people not to feed the animals because if you give the animals a free handout, they will become dependent on it and will stop looking for food themselves. The article ends "this ends today's lesson."

Equating people with animals is a large logical leap, but I decided to respond:

"Next time I see an unemployed, homeless deer on the street, I'll yell at it to get a job."
Posted by Suji to Seoul | Sun Jul 1, 2012, 09:18 PM (6 replies)
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