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Tony

Trad climber
Pt. Richmond, CA
Oct 6, 2012 - 06:05pm PT
How about this excellent Representative of the Republican Party on the House Committee on Science and Technology???
Congressman calls evolution lie from 'pit of hell'
This sounds even too outlandish for The Onion.

ATHENS, Ga. (AP) -- Georgia Rep. Paul Broun said in videotaped remarks that evolution, embryology and the Big Bang theory are "lies straight from the pit of hell" meant to convince people that they do not need a savior.

The Republican lawmaker made those comments during a speech Sept. 27 at a sportsman's banquet at Liberty Baptist Church in Hartwell. Broun, a medical doctor, is running for re-election in November unopposed by Democrats.

"God's word is true," Broun said, according to a video posted on the church's website. "I've come to understand that. All that stuff I was taught about evolution and embryology and Big Bang theory, all that is lies straight from the pit of hell. And it's lies to try to keep me and all the folks who are taught that from understanding that they need a savior."

Broun also said that he believes the Earth is about 9,000 years old and that it was made in six days. Those beliefs are held by fundamentalist Christians who believe the creation accounts in the Bible to be literally true.

Broun spokeswoman Meredith Griffanti told the Athens Banner-Herald ( http://bit.ly/Us4O0Z ) that Broun was recorded speaking off-the-record to a church group about his religious beliefs. He sits on the House Committee on Science, Space and Technology.

It seems unlikely that Broun's remarks were supposed to be kept private. The banquet was advertised, Broun spoke before an audience and the video of his remarks was posted on the church's website.
Dr. F.

Ice climber
SoCal
Topic Author's Reply - Oct 6, 2012 - 06:05pm PT
Don't forget the fudged unemployment numbers

There is no way the unemployment is only 7.8%, that would mean Obama has just checked off another promise he made, to get the unemployment under 8%, and we all know he didn't keep any of his campaign promises

Wasn't another one of his promises, that he would get Bin Laden?
Tony

Trad climber
Pt. Richmond, CA
Oct 6, 2012 - 06:13pm PT
That same genius, Paul Broun weighed in on this latest crackpot conspiracy that is being embraced by many Repugs. Of course they had no problems with any previous unemployment numbers out of the same agency.

http://news.yahoo.com/officials-reject-conspiracies-unemployment-rate-070150404--finance.html
Dr. F.

Ice climber
SoCal
Topic Author's Reply - Oct 6, 2012 - 06:15pm PT
Score For Obama! The 2012 Deficit Down By $207 Billion And Heading Lower


October 6, 2012
By Ann Werner

http://www.addictinginfo.org/2012/10/06/score-for-obama-the-2012-deficit-down-by-207-billion-and-heading-lower/

The Congressional Budget Office has released its estimate for the fiscal year 2012, just ended on September 30 and the news is good. The federal deficit was just under $1.1 trillion, compared to just under $1.3 trillion at the end of fiscal year 2011, a reduction of $207 billion. As a percentage of the GDP, the 2012 deficit dropped to 7.0 per cent, down from 8.7 percent in 2011 and 9.0 percent in 2010. The actual deficit numbers will be released later this month by the Treasury Department

The September 2012 numbers show an increase in receipts of about $23 billion, or 9% higher than the same period a year ago and a decrease of $115 billion in spending.


Total Receipts Were Up by 6 Percent in Fiscal Year 2012

Receipts in fiscal year 2012 totaled $2.5 trillion, $148 billion more than those in the same period last year. Compared with collections in fiscal year 2011:

Net receipts from corporate income taxes grew by $61 billion (or 34 percent), largely because of changes in tax rules in recent years.
Individual income tax receipts grew by $37 billion (or 3 percent), as wages and salaries grew modestly, pushing up withheld tax payments; nonwitheld tax payments rose as well.
Receipts from social insurance taxes rose by $32 billion (or 4 percent), reflecting greater withholding for payroll taxes and an increase in unemployment insurance taxes as states continued to replenish trust funds that were depleted by the recession.
Receipts from other sources increased, on net, by about $18 billion (or 9 percent).


Outlays Were Down by 1.6 Percent in Fiscal Year 2012

Outlays in fiscal year 2012 totaled $3.5 trillion, $59 billion (or 1.6 percent) less than spending in the same period last year. Excluding adjustments recorded in the budget for the estimated cost of credit programs (mainly the Troubled Asset Relief Program), however, the government’s outlays decreased by 2 percent relative to spending in 2011.

By CBO’s estimates, outlays decreased for several major categories of spending:

Medicaid—Outlays fell by $24 billion (or 9 percent) because legislated increases in the federal share of the program’s costs expired in July 2011.
Unemployment benefits—Spending dropped by $30 billion (or 24 percent), mostly because fewer people have been receiving benefits in recent months.
Defense—Outlays fell by $19 billion (or 3 percent), after adjusting for timing shifts, in part because of lower spending for military operations in Afghanistan and Iraq.
Education programs—Net outlays were lower by $29 billion (or 30 percent), excluding changes recorded in the budget for the estimated cost of student loans. That decline has occurred largely because of waning spending from funding provided by the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act. (Most of that spending occurred before 2012.)

Coupled with the recent good news of unemployment falling to 7.8%, its lowest level in four years, this is proof positive that the policies initiated by the Obama administration, despite the most obstructionist Congress in living memory, are working. Furthermore, the CBO has released the estimate for the effects of enacting Obama’s budget proposal for 2013 and found that, if enacted, the deficit would shrink to $977 billion, or 6.1 percent of the GDP, a full 2 percentage points below that of 2012 and effectively halving the budget deficit inherited when Obama took office. Another campaign promise fulfilled.

Additionally, the CBO found that the percentage of the deficit in relation to the GDP would continue to decline through 2017, when it is estimated to bottom out at 2.5 percent and then begin a slow upward trend, reaching 3 per cent by 2022. Beyond that, the CBO cannot make estimates and has also provided the caveat that changing conditions can affect the numbers.

To be sure, we are not out of the woods yet and there are still challenges ahead. However, we are on track to bringing the country back to financial stability and as new scenarios unfold, our representatives in Washington will have to make adjustments and tweaks to policy. The president has stated as much.

Those on the right are fond of posing the question: Are you better off than you were four years ago? Although there are admittedly those who can’t feel it yet, the answer is in the numbers and the numbers tell us we are better off and things are improving every day.

So why are those on the right so upset by the good news? Why do they insist that the numbers lie when the proof is right there in front of them? I can only speak for myself but I believe they hate this African-American president so much that they would rather see this country fail than prosper under the leadership of a man they consider to be The Other.
corniss chopper

climber
breaking the speed of gravity
Oct 6, 2012 - 06:41pm PT
exposed

Credit: corniss chopper


Captain...or Skully

climber
Oct 6, 2012 - 06:45pm PT
Fine. I'm convinced. You guys are cool & the other guys are as#@&%es.

Seriously? That is why Tarding is just dumb.
I'm for finding a way to get along, play nice & actually advance a little(just a little).
TGT

Social climber
So Cal
Oct 6, 2012 - 06:50pm PT
The final irony? The real culprit for Obama’s disastrous night is not entirely Barack Obama, but rather the media training-wheels who assured Obama for years that he was riding on his own; when they came off last night, he immediately fell, and for some reason we are supposed to be surprised?

http://victorhanson.com/articles/hanson100612.html
WBraun

climber
Oct 6, 2012 - 07:08pm PT
You stupid pissants Obama's mind was elsewhere that night dealing with trying to keep Israel from bombing Iran and starting WWIII.

Mean while the stupid pissant Romney is just arguing vapor coming out of his ass with idealism that it holds any weight.

Two different guys,

That's why Obama was so speechless.

He's looking at this pissant Romney wondering why the fuk does he want to continue making more wars where there is no need.

Let him keep farting was Obama's strategy since I have to stay here and smell this sh!t I have nothing really to say since it's all really sh!t .......
Ron Anderson

Trad climber
USA Moundhouse Nev. and land o da SLEDS!
Oct 6, 2012 - 07:22pm PT
ooohhww man Werner, thats the worst one yet..;-) He was actually thinking about Billary condoning Turkeys attack on Syria. Prolly wondering how that could affect VOTES...And HES SCARED of Billary..(as men everywhere should be)
WBraun

climber
Oct 6, 2012 - 07:24pm PT
You're right Ron, that too ....
BLUEBLOCR

Social climber
joshua tree
Oct 6, 2012 - 07:31pm PT
Captin

Seriously? That is why Tarding is just dumb.
I'm for finding a way to get along, play nice & actually advance a little(just a little).

So why this?

Fine. I'm convinced. You guys are cool & the other guys are as#@&%es.

ERERERERRRRR!
Good one Beavis!
climbski2

Mountain climber
Anchorage AK, Reno NV
Oct 6, 2012 - 07:36pm PT

Snow White, Superman and Pinocchio are walking along.
They see a sign: "Contest for World's Most Beautiful Woman."
Snow White goes in, later comes out smiling, wearing a crown.

They walk along and see another sign: "Contest for World's Strongest Man." Superman goes in, later comes out smiling, wearing the belt.

They walk along and see a sign: "Contest for World's Greatest Liar."
Pinocchio goes in, later comes out with his head down crying.

"Who the f*ck is Mitt Romney?" Pinocchio sobs.
Ron Anderson

Trad climber
USA Moundhouse Nev. and land o da SLEDS!
Oct 6, 2012 - 07:37pm PT
according to wiki: obama has a 15.1 trillion deficit as of last feb..


http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/History_of_the_United_States_public_debt
climbski2

Mountain climber
Anchorage AK, Reno NV
Oct 6, 2012 - 07:39pm PT
wtf is money ron?

where does it come from?

Why did Bush bail out banks to the tune of about 1T

instead of giving that 1T to the debtors who could have paid the banks and killed 2 birds with 1 stone.

Werner is right Americans are f*#king stupid.. and never ask questions about wth is going on

Another good question

why do the people continue to accept paying $4+ for a gallon of gas when $2 of it is purely going to wall street investors?

You think you live in a democratic republic... lolz

Why do people accept a political system that only gives them 2 people to vote for who both have been picked out by powerful interests long before we get to vote for them'

why would you vote for a person who begged a billion dollars and is beholding to those who gave

democrats and republicans are sheep going to the slaughterhouse

they can't see the good cop bad cop routine
Malemute

Ice climber
the ghost
Oct 6, 2012 - 08:05pm PT
why do the people continue to accept paying $4+ for a gallon of gas when $2 of it is purely going to wall street investors?
Exactly!!!
rottingjohnny

Sport climber
mammoth lakes ca
Oct 6, 2012 - 09:38pm PT
Our next war should be on the white collar criminals who gamed the American economy and put Americans' lives in financial jeopardy....
zBrown

Ice climber
chingadero de chula vista
Oct 6, 2012 - 09:44pm PT
Just caught the rerun of Quayle/Bentson debate.

Nothing ever changes.

Bush-Quayle 2016 - Hi-Five you dumbshitz.



where are the local idiots in this photo?

Riley Wyna

Trad climber
A crack near you
Oct 6, 2012 - 10:35pm PT
heh guy, it's my opinion that a few of these repubs have gotten so stupid they just need to be ignored.
Zombies have better critical thinking skills.




so check this out -
Brilliant

dirtbag

climber
Oct 7, 2012 - 06:56am PT
You stupid pissants Obama's mind was elsewhere that night dealing with trying to keep Israel from bombing Iran and starting WWIII.

Mean while the stupid pissant Romney is just arguing vapor coming out of his ass with idealism that it holds any weight.

Two different guys,

That's why Obama was so speechless.

He's looking at this pissant Romney wondering why the fuk does he want to continue making more wars where there is no need.

Let him keep farting was Obama's strategy since I have to stay here and smell this sh!t I have nothing really to say since it's all really sh!t .......


Word!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
TGT

Social climber
So Cal
Oct 7, 2012 - 07:56am PT
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