Morality is not determined by the church you attend nor the faith you embrace. It is determined by the quality of your character and the positive impact you have on those you meet along your journey
G, be sure to check your email. A couple of good articles for background on this and your last post on the "swift boating" nonsense. I can't copy links into into the comments here so I sent links to you. Thanks.
May they never have the opportunity to peddle a fantasy tale of weapons of mass destruction (in Iraq or elsewhere) from the White House.
Bush and Cheney were both white. The Republicans can't stand that there's a Democrat in the White House. And an African American family living in the white house and not wearing uniforms...outrage.
gryphen, have you looked at the ONE YEAR that romney released his tax returns?4 MILLION IN TAXABLE INTEREST.not 4 million in wages, ie money that he worked for, but 4 million in interest - ie monetary investments that made 4 million.this guy is so fucking far removed from 95% of america, I cannot believe that anyone would think that he can relate to them. fucking unbelievable that anyone can cast a vote for someone who is so far removed from the majority of americans' reality.
Not 95%. 99.5%. That's based on what he declares as income. We STILL don't know what he had parked offshore or in international hedge funds that are unregulated. If its outside the reach and the SEC, he's hiding the paper trail. Mitt has managed to get a lot past the IRS, but he doesn't want 100,000 accountants and analysts and tax attorneys reviewing his finances just because they happen to be Democrats. Because the more eyes that see his returns, the more flags will appear for moving money around inside and outside of shell corporations set up as a tax dodge and to shelter and "legitimize" deposits and balances shifted among different jurisdictions. Very sophisticated for a handful of IRS auditors to be on top of but Mitt is no fool. He will lose the election before he gives us a map to find out where he has all of his treasure buried, and a trail to find evidence of other activities. Mitt hasn't been honest with all of his backers, including his church. Some are just now realizing it themselves, and a few will turn on him after they realize they already have a knife in their back. Politics ain't beanbag, and Mitt hasn't had anybody that played hardball better than he does as an opponent until now. Possibly with the exception of Teddy Kennedy, and that was for small stakes. Small ball won't help him now, as he's learning so painfully.
Check out Levi's Facebook. Heartbreaking.
Geez...tough call, but I consider R & R rank ametuers compared to Bush & Cheney. Bush - DF that he is came from VERY old money and a family line in politics. Cheney had decades of personal experience in the big time and in my humble opinion is pure evil. On the other hand, R & R similar to the cheap whiskey by the same name... a couple of nouveau riche boys that married well and think they are entitled. Thank goodness neither is actually smart enough to do any damage, but on the other hand the egoes of R & R and thier wives could be a problem. : )
Good analogy, and I agree that Cheney is the unholy spawn of darkness and evil itself. However, Ryan has the Koch Boys solidly behind him, pulling his puppet strings, IMO. Thurston Howell will be a figurehead like G.W. "Slappy" Bush, while Eddie Munster takes his marching orders from the NeoCon Syndicate. It is to worry if Mittens of the dead fish eyes and blue-eyed Paulie are "appointed" like Bush and his Master. Serfin' USA--here we come...
Hey check out the token black guy standing right behind them. He looks familiar. Did they hire this guy to stand there??? Someone else mentioned this and now I'm beginning to take notice. It would be fun to do a Where's Waldo thing. Imagine if they have the same "regular" black guy in Iowa, Denver, Las Vegas or wherever his schedule takes him. Could be a funny gotcha if you could prove the guy is some actor on the payroll. LOL
Good catch. Not just him. They will rotate different people as part of advance teams. Then some of these folks magically appear in different press shots. A good eye can pick them out at multiple venues, especially in wider shots that are designed to show "diversity". Women, college aged, asian, black. Nothing new or really insidious, but it's all for the cameras. Like a catalogue where you notice that one of the sexy lingerie models is also a "soccer mom" in an ad in a different section of the catalogue. The campaign is selling a candidate and nothing else. When you realize that, you'll either be less or more cynical. More at first probably, but you'll learn why there's more "acting" and "lies told" by the Republican plutocratic party. Campaigns are an illusion, just like a reality show, except that there's a lot more moving parts, background noise that you have to filter to get to what really matters. Been there, done that. Still never sold out but lost friends who did. Pity them, not me.
Eddie Munster all grown up and Mitt Rob-me.
Neither Bush nor Cheney actively worked for a personhood amendment to my knowledge. Bush showed some respect for Islam. I'd say Bush/Cheney 2.0 is far worse.
They don't care about the social issues. Those things are aeams to an end. That's why Mitt has pandered to every group on every issue over time. But they will use the political leverage from those issues to get people to vote against their financial interests if it comes down to it. If it sounds like Mitt is a whore, well, I don't think he'd consider that to be slanderous as long as he gets the job for the right price. Right now it looks good for Obama and the middle class. But if it goes the other way and Mitt wins, there will be a lot of pressure put on Senate seats by big money to yield to a Repub Pres and House the authority to centralize power even more in the hands of the few plutocrats. Not a good scenario unless you are in the top 5-10% or at least at their feet humping on one of their legs.
Did you see that a Palin group has bought billboards in Iowa touting her as Preisdent, and they have sent materials to delegates all over the country begging them to nominate her in the first round of voting. Figures. She does no work, spends no money, EARNS no delegates, never sets foot near a debate, adn these morons think she deserves to be the GOP nominee. Hey, go for it. Then we can have a look at HER taxes, Toads's pimp records, and a few birth certificates to boot!
Billboards in Iowa for anyone but Romney will benefit Prez for reelection. That's just pissing away campaign funds because somebody committed to a contract for X number of boards before they knew which way the political winds were blowing. Sarah encourages this nonsense but she still gets left at home when the real politicians go to Tampa. She's spiteful to do stuff to hurt her party, but she's in it for herself, and she still thinks it makes her look better to pull others down. That's exactly why her bony ass isnt invited to the convention, despite that tummy tuck, face lift, new Dolly Parton wigs, and most of all the big titties, which may or may not be permanently attached yet.
I saw that! And my initial reaction -- Well, this is a Fool's Errand:http://www.kcrg.com/news/local/Group-Buys-Billboard-Space-for-Palin-Ads-in-Cedar-Rapids-166619376.htmlExodus, is that you??? And the hilarity ensues...
Has anyone else noticed that Mitt and Ann remind you of King Louis XVI and Marie Antoinette? Paul Ryan looks like Eddie Munster, only Eddie was lovable. If anyone thinks that these two represent anything but blue blood and cold blood, they may as well get in the bread line right now.
Did you know that Ryan practices "hillbilly fishin'" known as "noodling?" That's the cruel practice of catching catfish by ramming your fist down its throat.http://newswatch.nationalgeographic.com/2012/08/17/the-politics-of-catfish-noodling/So, along with Romney's trying the family dog to the roof of the car, Dick Cheney's waterboarding, and Bush's unprovoked war that killed tens of thousands of civilians, we know where these guys stand.
OMG!! Ryan looks like Eddie Munster from the Adams family.....Maybe that's him all grown up!
People have a reason to be concerned about "backgrounds" and future motivations/actions of their politicians.Both parties have had numerous "ICKY"incidents and scandals. . .but the convicted FELON metal count goes to the Republican party.Some got caught and some just skated by w/ a wave and a smile. . .~ ~ ~"More Fed level Republicans have been CONVICTED of felonies (not accused, not the victims of witch hunts) in the modern era than Democrats.The ratio is about 10 to 1."(Note:listed by administrations)Convicted Executive Branch Republicans - 40George W. Bush (R) 2001-2008Claude Allen, Domestic Advisor to the President, felony theftLester Crawford, Commissioner of the FDA, conflict of interestBrian Doyle, Deputy Press Secretary of Homeland Security, seduction of a childDavid Savarian, Administrator of the OMB, perjuryRoger Stillwell, Department of the Interior, briberySteven Griles, Deputy Secretary Department of the Interior, obstruction of justice.Lewis ‘Scooter’ Libby, VP Chief of Staff, perjury and obstruction of justice, commuted by G. W. BushGeorge H. W. Bush (R)1987-1992Catalina Villaponda, Secretary of the Treasury, tax evasionRonald Reagan (R)1981-1988Michael Deaver, Deputy Chief of Staff, perjuryJames G. Watt, Sec of the Interior, perjuryDeborah Gore Dean, Asst Sec of HUD, perjuryThomas T. Demery, Asst Sec of HUD, influence peddlingPhilip D. Winn, Asst Sec of HUD, briberyRita Lavelle, Asst Admin of EPA, perjury Elliott Abrams, Asst Sec of State, withholding evidence Robert C. McFarlane, National Security Adviser, withholding evidenceAlan D. Fiers, Chief of the CIA's Central American Task Force, withholding evidenceClair George, Chief of Covert Ops-CIA, perjuryOliver North, convicted of obstruction of justice, overturnedJohn Poindexter, conspiracy, overturnedDuane R. Clarridge, pardoned before trialCasper Weinberger, Secretary of Defense, pardoned before trialGerald R. Ford (R)1973-1976Richard M. Nixon (R)1968-1973Spiro T. Agnew, Vice President, tax evasionRichard Nixon resigns before impeachment H. R. Haldeman, Chief of Staff for Nixon, perjury John Ehrlichman, Counsel to the White House, perjury John W. Dean III, Counsel to Nixon, obstruction of justiceDwight L. Chapin, Deputy Asst to Nixon, false and misleading statementsHerbert W. Kalmbach, personal attorney to Nixon, illegal campaigningCharles W. Colson, Special Consul to Nixon, obstruction justiceJohn H. Mitchell, Attorney General, perjury Frederick C. LaRue, Advisor to John Mitchell, obstruction of justice G. Gordon Liddy, Special Investigations Group, burglaryE. Howard Hunt, ‘security consultant,’ burglary Five White House ‘Plumbers’ convicted of burglaryDwight D. Eisenhower (R)1952-1959Llewelyn Sherman A. Adams, Chief of Staff, contempt of Congress, resignedConvicted Executive Branch Democrats - 4William J. Clinton (D) 1993-2000Henry Cisneros, Secretary of HUD, perjury, pardoned by ClintonWebster L. Hubbell, Associate Attorney General, mail fraudRonald Blackley, Chief of Staff to Mike Espy, Sec of Agriculture, perjuryJimmy Carter(D)1977-1980Richard Helms, proposed Ambassador to Iran, perjuryLyndon B. Johnson (D)1961-1969John F. Kennedy (D)1960-1961 Harry S. Truman (D) 1945-1951Franklin D. Roosevelt(D) 1932-1945
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