Why are Republicans Wrong about Everything?


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Dr. F.

Big Wall climber
Topic Author's Reply - Feb 26, 2013 - 10:52am PT
Get injured or cancer, and then go bankrupt

Hopefully your friends can start a Fund Raiser for you

Our System is The Worst in the Entire World
and idiots like hookworm are telling us that libs are making it worse...

No, it's the Republicans that gave this system to us, because they got huge checks as bribes to make it like this, and the Insurance Companies are making Billions doing nothing more than making people's lives miserable, and being the Death Panels

Vote out all Republicans!!!
Let's progress, we need Single Payer Now!
Bruce Kay

Gym climber
Feb 26, 2013 - 11:01am PT
Oh, and speaking of insane libertarian ideology leaking over the border, get a load of this wild eyed true believer. He seems to think we want to take his guns away or something when all we really want is what we have mostly - a well regulated management of dangerous weapons. If it wasn't for all the illegal weaponry pouring over the border form the US the situation could be ok.


new world order2

Feb 26, 2013 - 11:10am PT
He seems to think we want to take his guns away or something

That's because they do. That includes, all guns.
Karl Baba

Trad climber
Yosemite, Ca
Feb 26, 2013 - 11:12am PT
and you libs want the government to run health care???

Read the excellent expose on our health care costs on the cover of Time magazine and it becomes obvious that medicare is the smartest, most efficient game in town regarding health care and we'd all be better off if it was just made universal. Otherwise you get charged 77$ for a box of gauze


Check it and save yourself thousands in the future

the medical system is corrupt and broken (except medicare!)



Social climber
Feb 26, 2013 - 11:17am PT

"Otherwise you get charged 77$ for a box of gauze"...

and $25.00 for a single Vicodin...

What a fuking JOKE!!!...

The system is truly FUKED as it is...
new world order2

Feb 26, 2013 - 11:18am PT
The Normal Person’s New World Order

Dr. F.

Big Wall climber
Topic Author's Reply - Feb 26, 2013 - 11:18am PT
Welcome back Karl Baba

Did you go somewhere?
Bruce Kay

Gym climber
Feb 26, 2013 - 11:24am PT
Awesome link NWO!

Get a load of this!!!


HAHAHAHAHAHAHA!!!!!!!!!!!! They're coming to take your guns! Prepare for the end times!
Dr. F.

Big Wall climber
Topic Author's Reply - Feb 26, 2013 - 11:27am PT
Who here has a good feeling about all the right wing wackos and paranoid freaks that are in panic mode and buying up guns and ammunition to take on the perceived tyrannical Gov.???

I have a very bad feeling about how this is going end.

Why are right wingers wrong about everything?, and in the end screw everything up for normal people and this country, I wish they would just stop.
new world order2

Feb 26, 2013 - 11:37am PT
Yeah, those preppers are whacked, yo. But having some supplies is not a bad thing.

Dr. F-- That's the spiel they're putting out now. That right wingers, teabaggers, gun owners, returning war vets, etc., are all whacked. They're pushing this mental illness babble, that we're all mentally ill. They want us all on meds, on welfare, on the gov't teat. Why do you think this is?

I'll say it's because they want a one world government, a one world military, and a one world economy....for starters.
They want to model our society after China's, where we act (and work) like robots, and are afraid for our lives. Are you ok with this?

Trad climber
Is that light the end of the tunnel or a train?
Feb 26, 2013 - 12:44pm PT
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Missing photo ID#291705
Dr. F.

Big Wall climber
Topic Author's Reply - Feb 26, 2013 - 05:04pm PT
Sequester of Fools

Published: February 21, 2013 NY Times

They’re baaack! Just about two years ago, Erskine Bowles and Alan Simpson, the co-chairmen of the late unlamented debt commission, warned us to expect a terrible fiscal crisis within, um, two years unless we adopted their plan. The crisis hasn’t materialized, but they’re nonetheless back with a new version. And, in case you’re interested, after last year’s election — in which American voters made it clear that they want to preserve the social safety net while raising taxes on the rich — the famous fomenters of fiscal fear have moved to the right, calling for even less revenue and even more spending cuts.

But you aren’t interested, are you? Almost nobody is. Messrs. Bowles and Simpson had their moment — the annus horribilis of 2011, when Washington was in thrall to deficit scolds insisting that, in the face of record-high long-term unemployment and record-low borrowing costs, we forget about jobs and concentrate exclusively on a “grand bargain” that would supposedly (not actually) settle budget disputes for ever after.

That moment has now passed; even Mr. Bowles concedes that the search for a grand bargain is on “life support.” Let’s convene a death panel! But the legacy of that year of living foolishly lives on, in the form of the “sequester,” one of the worst policy ideas in our nation’s history.

Here’s how it happened: Republicans engaged in unprecedented hostage-taking, threatening to push America into default by refusing to raise the debt ceiling unless President Obama agreed to a grand bargain on their terms. Mr. Obama, alas, didn’t stand firm; instead, he tried to buy time. And, somehow, both sides decided that the way to buy time was to create a fiscal doomsday machine that would inflict gratuitous damage on the nation through spending cuts unless a grand bargain was reached. Sure enough, there is no bargain, and the doomsday machine will go off at the end of next week.

There’s a silly debate under way about who bears responsibility for the sequester, which almost everyone now agrees was a really bad idea. The truth is that Republicans and Democrats alike signed on to this idea. But that’s water under the bridge. The question we should be asking is who has a better plan for dealing with the aftermath of that shared mistake.

The right policy would be to forget about the whole thing. America doesn’t face a deficit crisis, nor will it face such a crisis anytime soon. Meanwhile, we have a weak economy that is recovering far too slowly from the recession that began in 2007. And, as Janet Yellen, the vice chairwoman of the Federal Reserve, recently emphasized, one main reason for the sluggish recovery is that government spending has been far weaker in this business cycle than in the past. We should be spending more, not less, until we’re close to full employment; the sequester is exactly what the doctor didn’t order.

Unfortunately, neither party is proposing that we just call the whole thing off. But the proposal from Senate Democrats at least moves in the right direction, replacing the most destructive spending cuts — those that fall on the most vulnerable members of our society — with tax increases on the wealthy, and delaying austerity in a way that would protect the economy.

House Republicans, on the other hand, want to take everything that’s bad about the sequester and make it worse: canceling cuts in the defense budget, which actually does contain a lot of waste and fraud, and replacing them with severe cuts in aid to America’s neediest. This would hit the nation with a double whammy, reducing growth while increasing injustice.

As always, many pundits want to portray the deadlock over the sequester as a situation in which both sides are at fault, and in which both should give ground. But there’s really no symmetry here. A middle-of-the-road solution would presumably involve a mix of spending cuts and tax increases; well, that’s what Democrats are proposing, while Republicans are adamant that it should be cuts only. And given that the proposed Republican cuts would be even worse than those set to happen under the sequester, it’s hard to see why Democrats should negotiate at all, as opposed to just letting the sequester happen.

So here we go. The good news is that compared with our last two self-inflicted crises, the sequester is relatively small potatoes. A failure to raise the debt ceiling would have threatened chaos in world financial markets; failure to reach a deal on the so-called fiscal cliff would have led to so much sudden austerity that we might well have plunged back into recession. The sequester, by contrast, will probably cost “only” around 700,000 jobs.

But the looming mess remains a monument to the power of truly bad ideas — ideas that the entire Washington establishment was somehow convinced represented deep wisdom.


Trad climber
Feb 26, 2013 - 07:11pm PT
New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie (R), who has fallen out of favor with some conservatives in recent months, is not being invited to the Conservative Political Action Conference, according to someone close to CPAC who was not authorized to speak publicly.

That is interesting in that it further marginalizes the CPAC crowd, not Christie. Not being invited to CPAC is a sign of being sane and little else. Furthermore, Christie seems more likely to embrace his outsider status than be chastized by it.

Feb 26, 2013 - 07:15pm PT
Dr F -- "Why are right wingers wrong about everything?, and in the end screw everything up for normal people and this country"

99% of the normal people in this country have been proven to be stupid.

A new Gallup poll explains.

It found 99% of Americans believe Iran’s nuclear program threatens US security.

Its nonexistent nukes are considered more dangerous than nations with real ones.

Americans really ARE stupid .......
Dr. F.

Big Wall climber
Topic Author's Reply - Feb 26, 2013 - 09:18pm PT
only 49% of this country are stupid

there are 22-28% of right wingers in any population, the authoritarian followers from birth

They will make the most noise, and whine the loudest about everything they have been taught to hate, big money has bought them already,

Big money has bought the right wing think tanks to provide their base the talking points they need, just like candy, they lap it up

the other 20-30% just go along for the ride, they are stupid by birth or choice

Feb 26, 2013 - 09:37pm PT
Along the lines of stupidity and republicanism is this article:

Why Asian-Americans Have Turned Their Backs on the Republican Party


According to the Pew Research Center, a majority of Asian immigrants hold at least a college degree—compared with less than one in three members of the overall adult population. At Cal Tech—where race, ethnicity, and legacy status are excluded from admissions criteria—Asian-Americans comprise nearly 40 percent of the student body. At MIT, which professes a commitment to diversity, Asian-Americans comprise more than a quarter of students.

What’s more, Asian-American students tend to concentrate in the STEM jobs—sciences, technology, mathematics, and engineering—that are crucial to our economy. Thus, in a sense, Asian-Americans are not just another ethnic group waiting for a politician to march in a parade, eat some exotic food, and then announce a community grant or shill for votes. Rather, they are also a subset of high-tech America, and one thing is clear: high-tech America is not in love with the Republican Party.

In Santa Clara County, California—the heart of Silicon Valley—Obama beat Romney by a 42-point margin. As Nate Silver documented, Obama received approximately $720,000 in contributions from Google employees, while Romney received a paltry $25,000. At Apple, the story was almost the same. Its employees gave more than nine out of every 10 campaign dollars they contributed to the president.

And it is not just a matter of votes or money. It is also a matter of campaign skills. High-tech America’s aversion to the Republican Party is wreaking havoc with mechanics of national Republican campaigns. A recent Sunday New York Times Magazine cover story highlighted the Republicans’ huge campaign-technology deficit and described at length how the party’s inability to connect with tech-savvy graduates is damaging its competitiveness. In that context, the Election Day epic failure of Romney’s ORCA operation is just another symptom of what is ailing the GOP.

Dr. F.

Big Wall climber
Topic Author's Reply - Feb 26, 2013 - 09:42pm PT
The Republican Party has become the Party that works 100% against Obama
If Obama is for it, they are against it

That is their platform,

Obama could cure cancer, and they would say that cancer is a good thing

They have become the party of the despicable, the party of evil
the super villains against all that is good and scared

Sport climber
mammoth lakes ca
Feb 26, 2013 - 11:37pm PT
Americans are stupid...Stop quacking braun...I'm trying to watch Honey Boo Boo and the mushroom cloud...

Trad climber
Fresno CA
Feb 27, 2013 - 12:57am PT
Get injured or cancer, and then go bankrupt

Get cancer in Europe and die young.


Trad climber
Fresno CA
Feb 27, 2013 - 01:02am PT
Nice try, John, but you happen to be wrong.

Your friend happened to go into the third highest paying specialty in medicine, only behind cardiac surgery and orthopedics, with an annual salary of between $445k and $330k (I assume he is a diagnostic radiologist).

Pediatric actually make more than adult, because virtually all children in America are covered by insurance. Not so with adults.


So your assumption is wrong, or your friend is baggin' ya.

Nice try, Ken, but the demographics in Fresno, the San Joaquin Valley, and at Children's Hospital Central California (fka Valley Children's Hospital) are overwhelmingly not covered by insurance, but are on Medi-Cal reimbursement. Your generalization has no basis in reality here.

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