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Dr. F.

Ice climber
SoCal
Topic Author's Reply - Jan 21, 2013 - 10:17am PT
Credit: Dr. F.
philo

Trad climber
Is that light the end of the tunnel or a train?
Jan 21, 2013 - 10:34am PT
^^^ Excellent good Dr.
Ken M

Mountain climber
Los Angeles, Ca
Jan 21, 2013 - 05:08pm PT
WASHINGTON (The Borowitz Report)—Congressional Republicans heaped fulsome praise on President Obama’s second Inaugural Address today, saying that it had given them a detailed list of things to thwart over the next four years.

“My big fear was that the speech would be full of vague platitudes that wouldn’t be helpful to us in plotting against him,” said House Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio). “Once he started offering details of what he actually hoped to accomplish, though, I realized we had hit the mother lode.”

Speaker Boehner praised the President for citing such specifics as hiring math and science teachers, building roads, and reducing health-care costs: “Now that we know that’s what he’s got in mind for his second term, we can hit the ground running to stop him.”

“My takeaway from the speech was, if we work hard enough, there’s nothing we can’t keep him from doing,” he said.

Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Kentucky) praised Mr. Obama for injecting humor into a usually somber address: “I loved that joke about ending political name-calling.”

Ken M

Mountain climber
Los Angeles, Ca
Jan 21, 2013 - 07:08pm PT
Church files show Mahony discussed shielding abusers
By Victoria Kim, Ashley Powers and Harriet Ryan
Fifteen years before the priest abuse scandal erupted, then-Archbishop Mahony and a top aide talked about ways to conceal the molestation of children from law enforcement, according to records. Documents
•'I am sorry,' Cardinal Mahony says amid abuse details

So where are the Repub allies of the Catholic Church: keeping quiet.

Where are the attackers of LA? I guess sports is more important that child sex abuse, and the destruction that wreaks upon the victims.

There is an issue of proportionality.

What really sickens me is that Mahony says he's sorry, but only after being legally forced to reveal the truth. sound familiar?

What riles me up about the Church that does not about LA, is that the Church is SPECIFICALLY charged with protection of these children.

Very very sad.
rottingjohnny

Sport climber
mammoth lakes ca
Jan 21, 2013 - 07:30pm PT
What do Archbishop and Lance have in common....? Pedal Phelia....
Dr. F.

Ice climber
SoCal
Topic Author's Reply - Jan 21, 2013 - 07:31pm PT
How To Explain The Difference Between Tyranny And Paranoia


2013/01/21
By John Viall
http://www.addictinginfo.org/2013/01/21/how-to-explain-the-difference-between-tyranny-and-paranoia/


This may need to be the first of a series in a thousand parts; because there seems to be growing confusion about the word “tyranny” and its meanings for those on the right wing. Or, to put it plainly, some of these folks have gone bat-shit crazy.

Like any sensible conservative (yes, Virginia, like Santa, they do exist), any sensible liberal understands that governments can be a threat to the lives and liberties of their own people — liberals remember Nixon and his minions during Watergate, for example. This is why the Founding Fathers wisely divided power among the three branches of government and hog-tied our leaders and ourselves — just in case the “majority rule” thing started to go wrong — by adding the Bill of Rights to the U. S. Constitution.

How, then, does one tell the difference between tyranny and paranoia? We know the right loves the cliche Hitler-Obama comparisons. So, tyranny, to pick but one example among millions, is when Sophie Scholl, a German girl, and her brother Hans are arrested for posting leaflets saying, “Down with Hitler!” and calling for the German people to use passive resistance to undermine the Nazi regime. Tyranny is when you are put on trial for treason on February 22, 1943, found guilty in minutes, and executed hours later, with no chance of appeal.

Bat-shit right-wingers might pay particular attention to the fact the Nazis favored all kinds of cruelties, whereas liberals tend to be sensitive about defendant rights and sometimes even oppose the death penalty.


Paranoia, however, is when you beat your liberal foes badly in the 2010 elections, brag about how you’re going to beat us again in 2012, collect and spend hundreds of millions of dollars to do it, and get the crap kicked out of you, electorally speaking. Under a tyrant you get the political crap kicked out of you literally, usually with hob-nailed boots. When you start whining about tyranny in that situation, frankly, you sound pathetic.

We understand that right-wingers hate communists and liberals with equal fervor and we know they can’t tell the difference. Here’s how you tell the difference. A communist (and a tyrant) is when Pol Pot, who ruled Cambodia in the 70s, turns his entire nation into an infmaous “killing field” and one of every six citizens dies. Liberals, by comparison, favor gay marriage. No one has to die for that to happen.

Tyranny is the vast Soviet gulag. Tyranny is the massacre in Tiananmen Square.

Paranoia is listening to Fox News every day and quaking in fear as guest after guest warns that Mr. Obama is trampling the U. S. Constitution, but not noticing that — frankly, this seems hard not to notice — no one from the government ever comes to get anyone at Fox News. This is as it should be in a great nation where Rush Limbaugh is free to build a following and fill the tedious hours of listeners’ lives with bombast and buffoonery.

Tyranny is Saddam Hussein ordering his military to dump mustard gas and nerve agents on dozens of Kurdish villages, killing thousands of men, women and children.

Paranoia is when you think guaranteeing health care for individuals with preexisting conditions is like dropping nerve gas on villages.

Tyranny is hereditary power — Kim Jong Un taking over from Kim Jong Il, who took over from Kim Il Sung — always without elections — and transforming an entire nation into a vast prison camp. Tyranny is the Assad regime today, Fidel Castro ruling Cuba half a century, and the South African government during the Apartheid Era.

Paranoia is when you can go right down to the gun store and buy up plenty of arms and ammunition; and then you vilify Mr. Obama for issuing executive orders related to gun sales. Even Fox News couldn’t really make them sound scary if anyone who watched Fox News would take time to read them. To wit, Executive Order 6:

“Publish a letter from ATF to federally licensed gun dealers providing guidance on how to run background checks for private sellers.”

In fact, here’s one sure-fire way to tell the difference between tyranny and paranoia: Tyranny almost always involves torture and killing. Paranoia is when you think issuing a letter of guidance to gun dealers is tyranny.

Certainly, we know the whole “Nazism-fascism-liberalism-socialism-communism” continuum confuses paranoid right-wingers. So we should point out for their edification that some of the rightest right-wing governments (Hitler, Mussolini, Franco and Augusto Pinochet) have been most adept in the use of torture and the full-blown exercise of tyranny. Remember the junta of air force generals that ruled Argentina back in the 70s? Forget the elections — they employed death squads to silence critics. Political foes and journalists were shot down as they walked out their front doors. After 1976, the generals had thousands arrested and “disappeared.” By contrast, Obama can’t even make House Republicans raise the debt ceiling. Evidence of their fate began surfacing in 1983, after the Argentinian people rose in revolt. Alfredo Astiz, a former undercover agent, admitted having a hand in a number of killings. Thousands of victims were taken to the Navy Mechanics School in Buenos Aires for questioning. Only a lucky few survived. Some were drugged and thrown from airplanes. After the junta was overturned several mass graves were uncovered. One held the remains of 3,000 victims. All had been shot in the back of the head.

See now? That’s how easy it is once you keep a few basics in mind. That’s how you tell the difference between tyranny and paranoia. Tyranny is a bullet hole in the skull. Paranoia is when Glenn Beck tells you there are FEMA concentration camps; but only he can actually see them. Paranoia is when you believe an imaginary tyrant is out to get you.
rottingjohnny

Sport climber
mammoth lakes ca
Jan 21, 2013 - 09:32pm PT
Tyranny and mutation was a great album...
Dr. F.

Ice climber
SoCal
Topic Author's Reply - Jan 22, 2013 - 07:20pm PT
Now that the distracting boobs are gone
we can get back to what's important

Stopping the Republicans
The worst enemy to ever fight against America

Credit: Dr. F.

Credit: Dr. F.
philo

Trad climber
Is that light the end of the tunnel or a train?
Jan 22, 2013 - 07:26pm PT

http://www.rawstory.com/rs/2013/01/22/ted-nugent-claims-his-buddies-are-willing-to-start-an-armed-revolt/

Ted Nugent claims his ‘buddies’ are willing to start an armed revolt

By Stephen C. Webster
Tuesday, January 22, 2013 13:07 EST
Detroit-born southern rockabilly Ted Nugent isn’t known for moderation, but from the sound of his latest comments, the re-election of President Barack Obama (D) has made him ever more extreme.

Speaking to fans during an NBC-sponsored gun show, Nugent said that Obama “is attempting to re-implement the tyranny of King George that we escaped from in 1776,” adding: “If you want another Concord bridge, I’ve got some buddies.”

The comment was a reference to the Battle of Concord, in which a British soldier broke a standoff and fired upon assembled American militiamen, in what later became known as “the shot heard around the world” that helped launch the Revolutionary War.


He added that Obama “hires, appoints and associates with communists,” and that he’s “an evil, dangerous man who hates America and hates freedom. And we need to fix this as soon as possible.”



YEA, Turd Nugget! Yo go gurl.
Jingy

climber
Somewhere out there
Jan 22, 2013 - 07:31pm PT
You and I as Citizens…..

You and I as Citizens…..

You and I as Citizens…..

I think I heard Obama say it 3 times in his inauguration speech…..



Tell me…… Are there any republicons who'd say anything like that?



Dr. F.

Ice climber
SoCal
Topic Author's Reply - Jan 22, 2013 - 07:31pm PT
The most important fight in American Politics

Filibuster Reform



Go Harry
Credit: Dr. F.



Going Nuclear? Reid Vows Filibuster Reform, Whether GOP Likes it or Not

Ready to use the 'nuclear option'

- Lauren McCauley, staff writer
Published on Tuesday, January 22, 2013 by Common Dreams
http://www.commondreams.org/headline/2013/01/22-9

Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) announced Tuesday that he's ready to use the "nuclear option" allowing a simple majority to reform the "untamed menace" of the filibuster, indicating that it doesn't matter whether his Republican cohorts are with him or not.

Reid said, if need be, he would employ the "nuclear option" to muscle in the reform. (Photo via usactionnews.com) "I hope that within the next 24 to 36 hours we can get something we agree on. If not, we're going to move forward on what I think needs to be done," Reid told reporters, adding, "The caucus will support me on that."

If unable to reach bipartisan agreement, Huffington Post reports that Reid will muscle in the reforms using, what opponents call, a "nuclear option" which only requires a simple majority, rather than the usual two-thirds vote, so that they chamber can adopt new rules at the start of each term.

Senior Democrats have previously expressed reluctance to use this tactic, saying they feared it would set a dangerous precedent.

The filibuster, which allows the minority party to hold up Senate business by requiring a 60-vote threshold, has long-stifled legislative. However, in recent years we've seen an uptick in abuse "crippling not just the upper house, but the entire legislative branch of government,” said Diana Kasdan, counsel in the Brennan Center’s Democracy Program.

During the recently departed 112th Congress, Republicans mounted or threatened to mount nearly 400 filibusters, "blocking everything from equal pay for equal work and jobs bills to immigration reform and judicial appointments," according to a recent episode of Moyers & Company.

Noting that the party in the majority always wants to reform it, until that same party winds up in the minority and wants to keep it, Bill Moyers declared the practice “a triumph of hypocrisy.”

In the wake of Reid's announcement, everyone from environmentalists to workers' rights groups urged their followers to call their local Senator, declaring, "We may be on the verge of ending obstructionism in the Senate."
Gary

Social climber
Right outside of Delacroix
Jan 22, 2013 - 07:42pm PT
Fritz

Trad climber
Choss Creek, ID
Jan 22, 2013 - 07:49pm PT
I suppose we can't expect the "paranoid gun-nuts" to take more calming medication like their guru Rush did before he got busted?

If they take enough, they will be very calm.

Credit: Fritz
nature

climber
Boulder, CO
Jan 23, 2013 - 05:44pm PT
This thread was on the fourth page!


That's a testament to how bad it is around here.


40K reasons why they are wrong about everything. certainly we can come up with 40K more?
dirtbag

climber
Jan 23, 2013 - 11:10pm PT
Psssst...



Hey, Republicans...





















































































You LOST, suckas!
Nohea

Trad climber
Living Outside the Statist Quo
Jan 23, 2013 - 11:16pm PT
we all lost as long as a dem or repub was elected


oh Im so dumb? Let me go post two data images.

Party members, hear me clearly, YOU are driving this nation into failure.

It is not just the blue shirts or just the red shirts. Its YOU party members.

Analyze these two and tell me the OP's always right which if you remember he correctly replied to me this post

I was wrong
Riley Wyna

Trad climber
A crack near you
Jan 23, 2013 - 11:17pm PT
Hillary kicked the sh#t out of them today - wow, was she impressive!
Nohea

Trad climber
Living Outside the Statist Quo
Jan 23, 2013 - 11:18pm PT













Come on show me you party members have some honesty
Nohea

Trad climber
Living Outside the Statist Quo
Jan 23, 2013 - 11:20pm PT
Wat Cuz? Cannot?
dirtbag

climber
Jan 23, 2013 - 11:21pm PT
Who the fook would want to be like Texas?
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