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jghedge

climber
Dec 4, 2012 - 08:13pm PT
More fun over at RedState.com

Here's their current lead story:

Workplace Freedom States Soared While Ohio and Michigan Economies Crashed

http://www.redstate.com/jasonahart/2012/12/04/workplace-freedom-states-soared-while-ohio-and-michigan-economies-crashed/


"Job creation in Ohio lagged far behind all 22 workplace freedom states from 1991 to 2011, according to U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) records. Without cherry-picking data as union bosses must in order to defend forced unionism, total seasonally adjusted non-farm employment growth shows a huge advantage for residents of right to work states."


Yet at the top of their "Right-To-Work Job Creation" chart is Nevada, which as Rong helpfully pointed out today, has the highest unemployment rate in the nation.

Below is my attempted post on the RedState reader comments thread accompanying the article - except I've been banned from RedState!


HAHAHAHAHAHAHA


"Of what worth are these 20-year job growth numbers when they fail to acknowledge current unemployment rates?"

"Nevada, at the top of the chart with 80% job growth, currently has the highest unemployment rate (11.5%) in the nation. Meanwhile Michigan, Ohio and Pennsylvania, at the bottom of the chart, currently have unemployment rates BELOW the national average."

"So what relevance do these job growth numbers have, measured over a 20 year span that includes the housing bubble, when they fail to take current employment stats into account?"


Fascinating to observe wingnuts trumpet Nevada, because of right-to-work laws, as having the highest job creation, when Nevada has the highest unemployment rate in the nation...

The term "cognitive dissonance" springs to mind...
jghedge

climber
Dec 4, 2012 - 08:52pm PT
Another nail in the repub coffin..

Harry Reid: Filibuster Changes Will Take Place In January

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/12/04/harry-reid-filibuster-reform_n_2239401.html


"There are discussions going on now [over filibuster reform], but I want to tell everybody here. I'm happy I've had a number of Republicans come to me, a few Democrats,” Reid told reporters Tuesday at his weekly press availability. “We're going to change the rules. We cannot continue in this way. I hope we can get something that the Republicans will work with us on.”

“But it won't be a handshake,” he added. “We tried that last time. It didn't work.”

Asked to confirm if his comments meant that the rules would change and Republicans can choose to be a part of that change if they want, the Nevada Democrat responded, “That's right. Yup."

"On Monday, Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) expressed sympathy with supporters of changes to the filibuster, while voicing his frustration at Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) and his filibuster threats and stall tactics."


McCain is onboard for filibuster reform.

Because even he realizes...




Repubs Have Failed.





TGT

Social climber
So Cal
Dec 4, 2012 - 08:57pm PT
The Chicago machine, notoriously corrupt and fixed for almost a century, is now established nationwide. And even if it were not, the nation's takers and parasites have become the dominant culture finally. The day we all feared has finally come, when people who live off others and demand they be cared for outnumber the ones they live off. Those people vote with a wallet like everyone always has, but now the wallet belongs to someone else.
jghedge

climber
Dec 4, 2012 - 09:13pm PT
"The Chicago machine, notoriously corrupt and fixed for almost a century, is now established nationwide. And even if it were not, the nation's takers and parasites have become the dominant culture finally."

AKA democracy.

Don't like it? Renounce your citizenship, and move somewhere with lower taxes.

If you had the courage of your convictions, you'd already have done so.

TMJesse

Mountain climber
Olympia, WA
Dec 4, 2012 - 10:00pm PT
Witnessing the disintegration of the far right wing following the 2012 election is at times pathetic:

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/12/04/fox-news-karl-rove_n_2240883.html
Bruce Kay

Gym climber
BC
Dec 4, 2012 - 10:27pm PT
The day we all feared has finally come, when people who live off others and demand they be cared for outnumber the ones they live off. Those people vote with a wallet like everyone always has, but now the wallet belongs to someone else.

Thats right . No need for us to conceal our intent any more. By the way, ever notice how Chicago is just across from canada? Yup. No coincidence it turns out.

Lets make this easy for everyone ok? Just mail your wallets direct to me . That way we cut out the middle man.
Nohea

Trad climber
Living Outside the Statist Quo
Dec 4, 2012 - 11:28pm PT
Democracy
Don't like it? Renounce your citizenship, and move somewhere with lower taxes.

If you had the courage of your convictions, you'd already have done so.


You nailed it, except the USA is not a democracy.

Now that we are much more democratic in our ways,,,,the above run them over comments make absolute sense.

Sad really

John M

climber
Dec 4, 2012 - 11:51pm PT
Now that we are much more democratic in our ways,,,,the above run them over comments make absolute sense.

Sad really

It is sad that America has come to that. It was sad when Bush said 'you are either for us or you are against us" and the Republican party used that on anyone who was against the war or against torture. And its sad in that context above,

But I can understand the sentiment because I got really tired of being told that I was un-American because I was against the war in Iraq and against torture.
Riley Wyna

Trad climber
A crack near you
Dec 5, 2012 - 12:14am PT






spectreman


Trad climber

CO



Jul 3, 2009 - 02:34pm PT

Obama is the biggest fuktard to ever get into the oval office. He is a fascist who is systematically destroying the foundations of this country. I'll take a ditz like Palin anyday.



bahahahaha - Ya you're a genious!!!!!
bahahahaha
Good call- yes, you would be exactly who i am talking about!



Dec 4, 2012 - 05:00pm PT

"Riley Wyna


Trad climber
A crack near you Dec 3, 2012 - 07:15pm PT
There are no sides..

There are normal intelligent members of the human race..

And then there are brain washed, retarded, fundamentalist, neocon, gun freak, anti science, republitards..
This is a purely American phenomena -if you travel or live in other countries in the world you do not see this....well, maybe in Somalia.
To call them "a side" elevates it to an equivalent and reasonable alternative...
It is not....they are just a bunch of idiots that have been manipulated into a group of alike minded subhumans..

If we are going to progress as a race...as a species..solve the vast problems that face this planet....the only way is straight through or over these morons"



What an ugly, hateful person you are. You're disgusting. Go crawl back into the sewer where you came from.


I've never left the sewer you ignorant wretch

bahahah

Loser

John M

climber
Dec 5, 2012 - 12:18am PT
Backlash is something everyone needs to learn about. The republicans got too full of themselves and now they are facing a pretty big backlash. The thing is, winning by 3 million votes isn't that big of a landslide. 59 million people still supported the Republicans. Hopefully the Dems will respect that.

Though personally I can understand why so many dems are so pissed off. There are a number of republicans who I think are criminals. And then having to put up with so much arrogance. I just don't get why people like bill Orieily, rush limbaugh, and Glenn beck have such large followings. To me they are some of the most arrogant people on this planet. And then you add in people like Dick Cheney and Donald Rumsfeld and Karl Rove and it just boggles my mind.

I really don't have a clue how this is going to work out. I'm really tired of being called a socialist just because I favor a single payer health care system. And I really hated being called a pussy because I was against the war in Iraq and against torture.

So call me clueless.. Because it is really hard for me to resist the urge to get some revenge. I had a plan all worked out to get Fatty during facelift. ( it was a really good plan too..heh heh.. missing just one element )


But I resisted it. In part because facelift is a really good thing and in part because I don't believe revenge really accomplishes anything good. ( though it is tempting )

So, I really don't know how this is going to work out.

Riley Wyna

Trad climber
A crack near you
Dec 5, 2012 - 12:52am PT
I'm really tired of being called a socialist just because I favor a single payer health care system.

I know right - like folks calling me a liberal or even a democrat

I'm a republican to be honest..
I have a strong belief in self reliance, natural selection and the importance of folks having to work to survive - even to fight.
I grew up in Canada and so I hace seen some socialism and I work in ERs all day and so I have no use for dead beats and whiny pussies


These brain dead teabaggers and evangelicals dont understand that they are just a twisted and pathetic abomination - they are neither republican or democrat..

But their only avenue for understanding why we think they are so stupid is that we are pinkos, socialists and commies,,,

Or as this idiot spectradouche states - fascists,,lol

A 7 day old turd has more intelligence than these imbeciles.

Spent a few days reading the Federalist papers last week - the extensive arguments on what it meant to be a republican were fascinating - what an embarrassment modern republicans have become...so sad
healyje

Trad climber
Portland, Oregon
Dec 5, 2012 - 01:30am PT
The thing is, winning by 3 million votes isn't that big of a landslide.

If Romney had won by just 1 million votes you can bet your ass the GOP and FauxNews would now be touting the HUGE landslide that elected Romney and what a GRAND mandate the poor man was operating under.
jghedge

climber
Dec 5, 2012 - 04:41am PT
"The thing is, winning by 3 million votes isn't that big of a landslide."

126 EV's is though, and guess what?

That's how much Obama won by.

Also Obama is currently around 4.5 million votes ahead, final total will be close to 5 million

"According to data from the Cook Political Report, Obama’s vote total has increased by nearly 2 million votes to a lead of over 4.5 million or 50.9% of the popular vote."

http://tv.msnbc.com/2012/11/29/election-tally-update-romney-gets-his-47/
Gary

Social climber
Right outside of Delacroix
Dec 5, 2012 - 05:32am PT
The day we all feared has finally come, when people who live off others and demand they be cared for outnumber the ones they live off.

That will never happen. It takes a lot of people to maintain the capitalists at the level to which they have become acustomed. The Wall Streeters will continue to live off of us, but their numbers will always be low. It's just simple math.
HighDesertDJ

Trad climber
Dec 5, 2012 - 05:46am PT
The thing is, winning by 3 million votes isn't that big of a landslide.

Obama won by by 4.6 million votes. Bush won by less than half that (and only 35 electoral votes) and declared a "clear mandate." What Obama clearly respects is that if the Dems are going to win back the House in 2 years that people want to see things get done.
The Warbler

climber
the edge of America
Dec 5, 2012 - 08:50am PT
Fiscal cliff, my ass.

Looks like Jon stewart feels the same way

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/12/05/jon-stewart-calls-out-republicans-fiscal-cliff_n_2243649.html
bookworm

Social climber
Falls Church, VA
Dec 5, 2012 - 09:52am PT
"debt is not caused by spending; it is caused by buying things that you don't pay for..."

http://www.nationalreview.com/media/video/334895

bookworm

Social climber
Falls Church, VA
Dec 5, 2012 - 11:09am PT
what liberalism hath wrought:

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-20599036


oh, the irony...

let me explain; such ghettos were first established in venice in the early 13th century (and the jews were forced to wear badges for identification); denmark is famous for resisting the nazis and protecting their jewish citizens and suffered terribly for it; now, the most progressive nation in europe with a proud history of resisting oppression has regressed to one of the uglier chapters in history
Gary

Social climber
Right outside of Delacroix
Dec 5, 2012 - 11:17am PT
bookworm, maybe they should make their heads explode with handguns?
nature

climber
Boulder, CO
Dec 5, 2012 - 11:34am PT
Yup, Jon Stewart nailed the GOP. I hope Obama sticks to his guns. If he does we will go over the fiscal cliff. That would be a good thing compared to what the GOP is offering.
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