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Dr. F.

Big Wall climber
SoCal
Topic Author's Reply - Apr 4, 2013 - 11:05am PT
Credit: Dr. F.
Dr. F.

Big Wall climber
SoCal
Topic Author's Reply - Apr 4, 2013 - 05:44pm PT
Top Republican Party Representatives go on the public air waves and JUST BLATANTLY LIE
Do they know they are lying, or they just too stupid to know that they are lying.
Either way, it's all despicable


Mike Huckabee: Obama May Be Planning To Grab Guns And Launch A Nazi-Like Dictatorship

By Aviva Shen on Apr 3, 2013 at 4:00 pm
http://thinkprogress.org/politics/2013/04/03/1818211/mike-huckabee-obama-may-be-planning-to-grab-guns-and-launch-a-nazi-like-dictatorship/

Republican lawmakers are refusing to support universal background checks, the cornerstone of the Senate’s gun violence prevention package, for fear that the measure will lead to a national gun registry the government will use to confiscate guns from legal gun owners. On his Wednesday radio show, former Arkansas governor and Fox News host Mike Huckabee fanned the flames of the confiscation conspiracy, suggesting gun regulation is a ruse to enact a dictatorship akin to Nazi Germany. Media Matters flagged the exchange:


CALLER: I’m very concerned, it seems like there’s so many people who have not read and do not understand how quickly Germany was turned into, it was a democracy, then turned into a dictatorship by everyone having to register their guns and then they went door to door and collected them.

HUCKABEE: People do forget that. And by the way, [caller] know, that when you bring that up you get people who get crazy on us, and they’ll start saying, “Oh there you go comparing to the Nazis.” And I understand the reaction, but it’s the truth. You cannot take people’s rights away if they’re resisting and if they have the means to resist, but once they’re disarmed and the people who are trying to take over have all the power, not just political, not just financial, but they have the physical power to domesticate us and to subjugate us to our will there’s not a whole lot we can do about it other than just plan to die in the course of resistance. It’s very true [caller], and I appreciate you bringing it up. I know that people are probably calling and saying you know you shouldn’t have brought that up. In every society and culture where dictators take over, one of the things they have to do is get control of the military and the police and ultimately all of the citizens and make sure the citizens are disarmed and can’t fight in the streets. Gosh I hope it doesn’t come to that.


Since calls for stricter gun regulation have increased after the Sandy Hook Elementary School massacre, the gun lobby has deployed the Nazi comparison frequently. However, under Nazi rule, gun laws were actually relaxed. While Jews were banned from owning any weapons, the legal age to own a gun was lowered, while rifle and shotgun possession was deregulated. Experts say gun policy had little effect on Nazi power either way.

Even with no evidence to back up the confiscation conspiracy, gun advocates and Republican lawmakers have embraced rhetoric comparing President Obama to Hitler and Stalin. Meanwhile, 92 percent of the public supports mandatory background checks for all gun purchases, including overwhelming majorities of gun owners and NRA members.
Ryan Evans

climber
Kings Beach
Apr 4, 2013 - 05:48pm PT
cause they are still living and thinking in yesterday.
jghedge

climber
Apr 4, 2013 - 05:49pm PT
"Even with no evidence to back up the confiscation conspiracy, gun advocates and Republican lawmakers have embraced rhetoric comparing President Obama to Hitler and Stalin."

Because they know liberals have prohibited every other tenet of their bankrupt social ideology, gay marriage being just the latest example, and guns will be next.

And they're right.
Norton

Social climber
the Wastelands
Apr 4, 2013 - 06:20pm PT
Joe Hedge Has Been Right on THIS:


It’s no coincidence that gay marriage, gun control, and immigration are all in the news this month. Their prominence measures a critical political shift: In the culture wars, the offense and defense have switched sides.

For decades after the cultural upheavals of the 1960s, Republicans regularly provoked confrontations on a broad array of polarizing noneconomic “wedge issues,” from crime and welfare to immigration and gay rights. Democrats, with a few exceptions, mostly tried through those years to neutralize the debates and quickly pivot back to economic terrain.
Now, that has flipped. In Washington and in blue-leaning states,

Democrats are forcing the collisions on these issues. Democrats may not win all of these fights legislatively, in Congress or in the state capitals. And in most red states, Republicans are still pursuing their own culturally conservative agenda, particularly on abortion. But the Democrats’ willingness to take the offense on so many cultural issues represents a stark change—and a measure of their confidence that they now represent the national majority on these disputes. “If you look across the board, they are on offense.

They feel like the wind is at their back, that the demographics are in their favor, and there is a confidence in prosecuting these issues,” says longtime GOP strategist Pete Wehner, a senior fellow at the conservative Ethics and Public Policy Center. “Republicans are on their
http://www.nationaljournal.com/columns/political-connections/why-the-culture-wars-now-favor-democrats-20130404.”

TGT

Social climber
So Cal
Apr 4, 2013 - 06:32pm PT
http://freebeacon.com/700-million-in-taxpayer-funds-for-hurricane-katrina-recovery-gone-missing/

Just a link to an ABC story.
Norton

Social climber
the Wastelands
Apr 4, 2013 - 06:36pm PT
now now TGT


your beloved Republicans pissed away THREE TRILLION in Iraq

oh, and "missing money"?

remember all that CASH in US dollars your Republicans were HANDING out in Iraq to do all that so important Nation Building and Goodwill?

yeah well, SIX BILLION dollars in CASH went "missing", they admit they can't find it

never, ever, trust Republicans with taxpayer dollars, they will piss it away


yet you continue to vote Republican, the party of DEFICITS and SPENDING and DEBT

Norton

Social climber
the Wastelands
Apr 4, 2013 - 06:38pm PT

Missing Iraq money may have been stolen, auditors say
U.S. Defense officials still cannot say what happened to $6.6 billion, sent by the planeload in cash and intended for Iraq's reconstruction after the start of the war.

Reporting from Washington — After the U.S.-led invasion of Iraq in March 2003, the George W. Bush administration flooded the conquered country with so much cash to pay for reconstruction and other projects in the first year that a new unit of measurement was born.

Pentagon officials determined that one giant C-130 Hercules cargo plane could carry $2.4 billion in shrink-wrapped bricks of $100 bills. They sent an initial full planeload of cash, followed by 20 other flights to Iraq by May 2004 in a $12-billion haul that U.S. officials believe to be the biggest international cash airlift of all time.


This month, the Pentagon and the Iraqi government are finally closing the books on the program that handled all those Benjamins. But despite years of audits and investigations, U.S. Defense officials still cannot say what happened to $6.6 billion in cash — enough to run the Los Angeles Unified School District or the Chicago Public Schools for a year, among many other things.

For the first time, federal auditors are suggesting that some or all of the cash may have been stolen, not just mislaid in an accounting error. Stuart Bowen, special inspector general for Iraq reconstruction, an office created by Congress, said the missing $6.6 billion may be "the largest theft of funds in national history."


Dr. F.

Big Wall climber
SoCal
Topic Author's Reply - Apr 4, 2013 - 06:41pm PT
Credit: Dr. F.
Credit: Dr. F.

Poor Neanderthals, their losing on all their precious social issues.
It's hard to legislate hate these days, with all these Obama takers
I guess civil Liberties may have a chance in the Future..
jghedge

climber
Apr 4, 2013 - 06:56pm PT
http://www.nationaljournal.com/columns/political-connections/why-the-culture-wars-now-favor-democrats-20130404

Brownstein is one of the more politically astute observers out there, but it doesn't take a crystal ball to predict where the current demographic trends are taking us - we're going to experience a liberal resurgence unprecedented since the abolition of slavery and the end of the Civil War.

And conservatives are even more terrified about that than they are over the looming extinction of the repub party.

Not even the most optimistic Democratic Party projections called for Obama winning 10 out of 11 swing states in 2012, because there's no historical precedent for what's happening now.

2 simple facts which serve to reinforce each other - in the 200+ years they've been in existence, no democratic society has ever become more conservative over a multi-generational span

and

in US history, liberal ideology has always prevailed over conservative ideology on social issues.


Game Over.







TGT

Social climber
So Cal
Apr 4, 2013 - 07:10pm PT
You aren't "liberals" in the classical definition of the word at all!

Just Feudal and Marxist "progressives" that believe in the collective the subordination of the individual and the expansion of the power of the state without limit.

rottingjohnny

Sport climber
mammoth lakes ca
Apr 4, 2013 - 07:26pm PT
Now , now TGT....Don't get hostile with the commies...
jghedge

climber
Apr 4, 2013 - 07:27pm PT
"Just Feudal and Marxist "progressives" that believe in the collective the subordination of the individual and the expansion of the power of the state without limit."


Hahahahaha

Try telling that to the women whose reproductive rights you want the government to control

And the Hispanics whom you want the government to deny citizenship to


They seem to have a different interpretation of what "government power without limit" means

And they are voting your party into the grave.


Norton

Social climber
the Wastelands
Apr 4, 2013 - 07:30pm PT
scared, aren't ya bunky?


scared because you can't even back up your own crap

so you copy and paste from pansy ass "conservative" blogs

run and hide

you got nothing, you never did
locker

Social climber
Some Rehab in Bolivia
Apr 4, 2013 - 07:38pm PT


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Dr. F.

Big Wall climber
SoCal
Topic Author's Reply - Apr 4, 2013 - 07:57pm PT
Credit: Dr. F.

What do they think of us Liberals?

I say that they are "Just Feudal and Marxist "progressives" that belie...
I say that they are "Just Feudal and Marxist "progressives" that believe in the collective the subordination of the individual and the expansion of the power of the state without limit."

Credit: Dr. F.
Yep, that's what we believe, how did you ever figure it out,
You don't even know what a Marxist is. I can tell you one thing, None of us are Marxists.
Moron
Jingy

climber
Somewhere out there
Apr 4, 2013 - 08:04pm PT
Would any republitard in congress ever consider doing this?

http://www.politicususa.com/game-on-republicans-follow-president-obamas-lead-repaying-5-pay.html


Republicans Go Silent After President Obama Gives Back 5% of His Salary

By: Sarah JonesApr. 3rd, 2013more from Sarah Jones
Thursday, April 04, 2013



Oh, dear. President Obama is going to be writing the government a check every month for 5% of his salary as a show of unity with federal workers impacted by the Republican sequester. That’s $20,000 a year. If Republicans are so concerned about the deficit that they were willing to allow the sequester to kick in, surely they will step up to follow the President’s fiscal example.

CNN reported today:

Obama, whose $400,000 annual salary is set in law and can’t officially be changed, will write a check made out to the U.S. treasury every month beginning in April. Since the mandatory across-the-board spending cuts went into effect March 1, his payment for last month will be paid retroactively.


“The president has decided that to share in the sacrifice being made by public servants across the federal government that are affected by the sequester, he will contribute a portion of his salary back to the Treasury,” the official said.


According to the Constitution, the President’s salary can’t be changed during his/her term: “The President shall, at stated Times, receive for his Services, a Compensation, which shall neither be increased nor diminished during the Period for which he shall have been elected, and he shall not receive within that Period any other Emolument from the United States, or any of them.”

But just in case anyone was wondering (like a few of the super outraged conservative sites), the Budget Control Act of 2011 contained an exemption that elected members of Congress (and the President, but that’s sort of redundant given the Constitution) won’t have their salary or pension reduced.

A check of John Boehner, Eric Cantor, Paul Ryan, and Rand Paul’s websites reveals not a single statement or mention of the president’s decision to return 5% of his pay. Apparently, these Republicans believe that their talk of budgetary belt tightening applies to you, not them.

In February of this year, Republicans happily proposed reducing the federal workforce through attrition to avoid sequestration this year. They didn’t ask for cuts to federal contractors. They asked for cuts to employees who have already sacrificed $103 billion in the name of deficit reduction since 2011, according to Rep. Jim Moran (D-VA). They left for break after approving reduced funding for their committees, but not for themselves.

While Senator Lindsey Graham (R-SC) made pretty PR by authoring an amendment for a fund to which Congress could choose to donate 20% of their pay , USA Today points out that it was part of a non-binding vote to the budget resolution, and thus does not have the force of law.

Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel and Deputy Defense Secretary Ashton Carter already volunteered their salaries before the President did. So far, two Democratic Senators have also risen to the challenge: Sen. Mark Begich (D-AK) stepped up to the plate and will be returning a portion of his salary, ”We need to be making responsible cuts wherever we can and there is no reason that members of Congress shouldn’t feel the pinch like everyone else.” And Sen. Claire McCaskill (D-O) has also pledged to return a portion of her salary. Not a peep from a Republican yet.

Meanwhile, as the President shows solidarity with American workers, in the House, Eric Cantor (R-VA) is pushing a bill to gut rules governing overtime pay for the American workers.

It’s ironic that the people claiming to be so concerned about the deficit and so eager to cut pay for some people are unwilling thus far to step up to the plate and cut their own pay even by 1%. Tick tock Republicans. Put your money where your mouth is.


Would any republtard ever even condor this action?

My opinion?

Not no your life. What… Take a pay cut because the rest of the federal government is having to? You can forget that.

They are not American enough, not patriotic enough and don't care enough about anyone but themselves to do such a thing.
Norton

Social climber
the Wastelands
Apr 4, 2013 - 08:10pm PT
They are not American enough, not patriotic enough and don't care enough about anyone but themselves to do such a thing.


fuk em
Ricky

climber
Sometimes LA
Apr 4, 2013 - 09:24pm PT

I's funny when TGT tries to fake having an education.
VDH columns don't coun't. For anything.
rick sumner

Trad climber
reno, nevada/ wasilla alaska
Apr 4, 2013 - 09:30pm PT
Some four days and 120 posts ago i threw out an April Fools bone to the creator of this thread, our very own good Dr. F. Predictably, he eagerly mouthed that bone thrashing it back and forth in a fit of partisan rage.He and his like minded minions have continued their hideous discourse unabated since then. I suppose it is an education in the origin and evolution of mass hysteria as their talking points, rebuttals, and personal attacks mirror exactly the national progressive liberal movement we are enduring at this point in our history. They are short sighted though ,in believing they are riding the crest of an unbreakable wave, just like the holier than thou republican majority before them who thought they could force feed religion, disastrous and illegal foreign wars,and simultaneously loot the treasury forever more.In this country of boom and bust the pendulum swings from one extreme to the other, rational equilibrium a rarity.I guess this thread has a high degree of entertainment value or it wouldn't have more posts than any other here.

Anyway Hedge, i still have a little faith that you can be reeducated to resemble a reasonably convincing facsimile of an independent thinker. A few more points about Polar Bears and Climate Change (the buzzwords were switched to Climate Change from Global Warming when no appreciable warming was measured): In january a Federal Court threw out a U.S. government proposal to designate 187,000 sq. miles of northern Alaska coast as critical habitat for supposedly endangered Polar Bears. Shortly after this an international conference voted down an attempt by a U.S. delegation, headed by the deputy secretary of the interior,to recognize the Polar Bear internationally as endangered. Read some of the papers and opinions by Martin Hoerling of NOAA and professor Richard Lindzen who both have different opinions on the causes and effects of global climate change. Also go to wattsupwiththat.com/2013/01/30global-warminganthropogenic-or-html for a good counter point read.
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