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Name: Miles Archer
Gender: Male
Hometown: Hamilton Massachusetts
Home country: USA
Current location: Nevada
Member since: Wed Oct 16, 2013, 06:49 PM
Number of posts: 13,398

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Human Sacrifice! Dogs & Cats Living Together! AND...Willard now is concerned about CLIMATE CHANGE.

Mitt Romney Shifts His Position on Climate Change—Again
He made global warming a punch line in his 2012 nomination speech. Now he says it's a "major problem."



During his 2012 presidential bid, Romney was dismissive about Democratic efforts to combat the effects of climate change, and he pushed for an expanded commitment to fossil fuels. But in a speech in California on Monday, Romney, who is considering a third run for president in 2016, signaled a shift on the issue. According to the Palm Springs Desert Sun, the former Massachusetts governor "said that while he hopes the skeptics about global climate change are right, he believes it's real and a major problem," and he lamented that Washington had done "almost nothing" to stop it.

For Romney, this is his second about-face on climate change. In his 2010 book, No Apology, he called human activity a "contributing factor" to melting ice caps. And in the run-up to the 2012 Republican primaries, Romney backed a reduction in emissions to curb anthropogenic global warming. "I believe based on what I read that the world is getting warmer," he told the Manchester Union-Leader in 2011. "And…I believe that humans contribute to that. I don't know how much our contribution is to that, because I know there have been periods of greater heat and warmth in the past, but I believe that we contribute to that. So I think it's important for us to reduce our emissions of pollutants and greenhouse gases that may well be significant contributors to the climate change and the global warming that you're seeing."

But as the 2012 campaign evolved, Romney reversed course. He said that he opposed curbing carbon dioxide emissions. He declared, "We don't know what's causing climate change on this planet." Instead, he pledged to increase coal production and ramp up oil exploration. At the Republican convention in Tampa, he turned climate change into a punch line. "I'm not in this race to slow the rise of the oceans or to heal the planet," he remarked during his nomination speech—a jab at President Obama's 2008 campaign promise that his victory would mark "the moment when the rise of the oceans began to slow and our planet began to heal."

A Romney spokesman says the former governor's remarks on Monday are "consistent with what he said on the trail in 2012 about climate change." Perhaps. It just depends which 2012 comments he's referring to.

http://www.motherjones.com/politics/2015/01/mitt-romney-climate-change-shift

Mike Huckabee’s PAC Paid His Family Almost $400,000

Source: Mother Jones

Politics is a family business for potential Republican presidential candidate and former Arkansas governor Mike Huckabee. Over the last six years, the Fox News host's political action committee, which was created to raise money for GOP candidates, has paid nearly $400,000 to members of Huckabee's extended family, while spending just a fraction of its multimillion-dollar fundraising haul on the Republican contenders.

Huck PAC, which Huckabee launched in 2008 after dropping out of the Republican presidential race, "is committed to electing conservatives across the nation at all levels of government," according to a statement on its website. But according to review of Federal Election Commission records, a significant portion of the money the PAC has collected has gone into the salaries of family members or the coffers of direct-mail fundraising firms.

Katherine Harris, Huckabee's niece, was paid $165,042 between 2008 and 2013 (plus benefits), first as a staffer for the PAC and then as a contract worker. Sarah Huckabee, his daughter, received $104,308 between 2008 and 2010 as the PAC's executive director. And Huckabee's daughter-in-law, Lauren Huckabee, who Politico reported in 2012 manages her father-in-law's schedule, donor relations, and endorsements, has been paid $111,274 for her work at Huck PAC. The ex-governor's short-lived non-profit, America Takes Action, Inc. previously paid her $60,548.

Responding to questions about PAC expenditures to Huckabee relatives, Huck PAC executive director Chad Gallagher said in a statement, "The family who worked on Governor Huckabee's presidential campaign in 2008 helped get the PAC started and no family members have been on the PAC's payroll in over two years."

Read more: http://www.motherjones.com/politics/2015/01/mike-huckabee-pac-paid-his-family-almost-400000



McCain: "Remember, the President trumpeted Yemen as a success story, which is just ludicrous!"

"I wish you had just asked Valerie Jarrett about the President's strategy for defeating ISIS, but you aren't going to HEAR it, because there ISN'T ONE! Heh heh heh!"

Looks like Andrea Greenspan decided to give McCain the opportunity to offer the "Republican rebuttal" BEFORE the SOTU airs.

DAMNED LIBERAL MEDIA!

Just now on MSNBC, so no link.

WTF? MSNBC just said Obama's top agenda item in tonight's SOTU address is "Taking out Gus Fring?"

I mean, I know he's a dangerous guy, but seriously?

They showed a clip of Obama saying "I got bin Laden, so it's only a matter of time."

Then he kneed the cameraman in the groin!

I am DEFINITELY watching tonight!



More Morning Joke...Huckabee pimps "Fair" Tax (National Sales Tax), says we need to tax consumption

Context:

http://www.examiner.net/article/20110305/News/303059898

‘Fair tax’ favors rich and is unfair to the rest

By Niel Johnson
Posted Mar. 5, 2011 @ 12:01 am
Updated Mar 5, 2011 at 4:07 AM

First of all the income tax, from the time a century ago when it was initiated, has been graduated; that is, different rates have been imposed based on the principle of ability to pay. Obviously, high income earners have a greater ability to pay a higher rate on income that is beyond what is imposed on lower income earners. What we may forget is that a wealthy person pays no more than a lower income person for the same amount of income. The higher rates apply only to higher brackets of income.

A so-called fair tax is actually a flat tax that would require a high sales tax, and since lower income earners have to spend most of what they make on necessities, they end up paying a higher percentage of tax on their income than the wealthy would pay. This would reduce the purchasing power of the average American.

Coming up on Morning Joke: Loathsome, failed CEO Carly Fiorina slithers out from under her rock

Once again a "possible Presidential hopeful."

This should be amusing.

Flashlight explodes inside of Colorado man's mouth

Flashlight explodes inside of Colo. man's mouth

http://www.jrn.com/ktnv/now-trending/Flashlight-explodes-inside-of-Colo-mans-mouth-289074821.html

By Julianne Cassidy. CREATED 4:00 PM

A Colorado man was recently rushed to the University of Colorado Hospital's Burn Intensive Care Unit, after a flashlight exploded inside of his mouth.

Last week, Christopher Reid Carrington placed a flashlight between his lips while he used both of hands to rummage for tools in the back of his truck. However, reportedly within seconds, the 325 LED flashlight (Lumen) exploded.

Carrington was unable to speak, so his 7-year-old son immediately dialed 911.

"Carrington says he spent four days in the hospital with a tube down his throat so he could breathe," 9News reports."He was told he suffered from third-degree burns to his lip, tongue and throat."

Billy Crystal: "Sometimes I think, 'Ah that’s too much for me'"

Billy Crystal: Gay Scenes On TV Sometimes 'Too Much For Me'



Billy Crystal was one of the first actors to play a gay character on television, but that doesn't mean he isn't wary of some of the gay content that ends up on the small screen.

The beloved comedian opened up about his feelings regarding the nature of gay scenes on television while speaking at a panel for the Television Critics Association on Sunday in Pasadena, California, the Independent reports.

"Sometimes I think, 'Ah that’s too much for me,'" Crystal said. "Sometimes, it’s just pushing it a little too far for my taste and I’m not going to reveal to you which ones they are."

As Deadline reports, Crystal also spoke about his groundbreaking gay character, Jodie Dallas, which he played on ABC's "Soap" from 1977 to 1981.

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2015/01/19/billy-crystal-gay-scenes-tv_n_6501156.html

One more "glass half full / empty" post...Trey Anastasio performing on the Dead "farewell shows."

Your possible reaction, ONE: You are a fan of Trey and Phish, consider them to be kindred spirits of the Dead, and are stoked about him joining Bob, Phil, Mickey and Bill as they say goodbye on their 50th anniversary.

Your possible reaction, TWO: How the hell could they include this Jerry wannabe?

Your possible reaction, THREE: The best part is that they are saying goodbye, finally.

I'm a casual fan of the band, know every one of their songs, own all of their commercial CDs, and never attended a show back in the day. Not a fan of Phish or Anastasio at all.

How about you?

Grateful Dead Reunite for Chicago Farewell Concerts With Trey Anastasio
'Fare Thee Well' 50th anniversary shows will take place over three nights

http://www.rollingstone.com/music/news/grateful-dead-reunite-chicago-farewell-concerts-trey-anastasio-20150116

In what will be a bittersweet announcement for Deadheads, the four surviving and original members of the Grateful Dead revealed that they will reunite to celebrate their 50th anniversary with three gigs at Chicago's Soldier Field July 3rd to 5th. However, for percussionists Mickey Hart and Bill Kreutzmann, bassist Phil Lesh and guitarist Bob Weir, these three shows will mark the final Dead shows ever.

Your point BEING? Ted Cruz frets that if Romney runs, voters will stay home & "Dems will win again"



MYRTLE BEACH, S.C. (AP) — Sen. Ted Cruz urged archconservatives on Sunday to help nominate a Republican from their own ranks in 2016 or risk losing a third consecutive national election. The unspoken message: someone like him.

Cruz called GOP nominees like Mitt Romney in 2012, John McCain in 2008 and Bob Dole in 1996 "good, honorable and decent men" but not conservative enough. All lost their bids for the presidency.

"If we nominate a candidate in that mold, the same people who stayed home in 2008 and 2012 will stay home in 2016 and the Democrats will win again," Cruz told hundreds of activists at the South Carolina Tea Party Coalition Convention.

South Carolina will cast the South's first primary ballots in 2016, shortly after the Iowa caucuses and New Hampshire primary.

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2015/01/18/ted-cruz-mitt-romney-2016_n_6497552.html
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