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Aug 22, 2013 - 05:41pm PT

This is awesome:


The Texas attorney general's office had no immediate comment on the Justice Department's lawsuit. But Sen. John Cornyn, a former state attorney general, accused Holder of trying to score "cheap political points."

"Facts mean little to a politicized Justice Department bent on inserting itself into the sovereign affairs of Texas and a lame-duck administration trying to turn our state blue," Cornyn said.

Hahahahaha - and how would allowing everyone in Texas to vote, and pursuing a redistricting lawsuit, "turn Texas blue", Senator? Care to elaborate?

Aug 23, 2013 - 08:08pm PT

From Krugman's blog:

Lots of people having fun with this great report from Jason Cherkis at the Kentucky State Fair:

**A middle-aged man in a red golf shirt shuffles up to a small folding table with gold trim, in a booth adorned with a flotilla of helium balloons, where government workers at the Kentucky State Fair are hawking the virtues of Kynect, the state’s health benefit exchange established by Obamacare.

The man is impressed. “This beats Obamacare I hope,” he mutters to one of the workers.**

This goes along with all the polling evidence, which says that people like the actual provisions of the Affordable Care Act, but have no idea that those provisions are in fact the substance of that terrible, tyrannical “Obamacare” program they keep hearing about. And because the insurance exchanges that are at the heart of the program will be run at the state level, with many different names, we’ll have quite a few people happily signing up for Obamacare while denouncing the program and believing it has nothing to offer them.

I agree--people will probably like Obamacare once it is implemented, which is why tea party dipshits are frantically scrambling to undo it.


Social climber
So Cal
Aug 23, 2013 - 11:02pm PT
Two icons of the "Progressives" on opposite coasts.

One likes to grab ass.

and another is an ass that likes to grab freedoms.

Separated at birth?

Dr. F.

Boulder climber
Topic Author's Reply - Aug 23, 2013 - 11:14pm PT
Ya Moron
Bloomberg is a REPUBLICAN

and Filner is out on the street, unlike the right wing mafia that keeps this crap on the top page of the media exposure

Social climber
the Wastelands
Aug 23, 2013 - 11:19pm PT
Ya Moron
Bloomberg is a REPUBLICAN


could have predicted that TGT is SO bitter and ignorant that he is now criticizing his own party.....

Aug 23, 2013 - 11:22pm PT

Did TGT really try to claim that Bloomberg is a dem - unbelievable

CLASSIC ignorance


Hahahahaha, the idiot changed it from "democrats" to "progressives"

Keep up the entertainment, TGT - you and Rong are unbeatable liberal comic relief.


Aug 25, 2013 - 01:37am PT
FrontRunner For Repub Presidential Nomination Charged In Get-Rich-Quick Fraud Scheme


ALBANY, N.Y. — New York’s attorney general sued Donald Trump for $40 million Saturday, saying the real estate mogul helped run a phony “Trump University” that promised to make students rich but instead steered them into expensive and mostly useless seminars, and even failed to deliver promised apprenticeships.

Attorney General Eric Schneiderman says many of the 5,000 students who paid up to $35,000 thought they would at least meet Trump but instead all they got was their picture taken in front of a life-size picture of “The Apprentice” TV star.

“Trump University engaged in deception at every stage of consumers’ advancement through costly programs and caused real financial harm,” Schneiderman said. “Trump University, with Donald Trump’s knowledge and participation, relied on Trump’s name recognition and celebrity status to take advantage of consumers who believed in the Trump brand.”

The lawsuit says many of the wannabe moguls were unable to land even one real estate deal and were left far worse off than before the lessons, facing thousands of dollars in debt for the seminar program once billed as a top quality university with Trump’s “hand-picked” instructors.

At the seminars, consumers were told about “Trump Elite” mentorships that cost $10,000 to $35,000. Students were promised individual instruction until they made their first deal. Schneiderman said participants were urged to extend the limit on their credit cards for real estate deals, but then used the credit to pay for the Trump Elite programs.

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J Moritz

Aug 25, 2013 - 10:23am PT
I typically vote GOP doing so mainly for economic and foreign policy reasons. They are, however, a party committing suicide. Until they change their focus and priorities, I don't see them winning any national election in the near future. In fact, I wouldn't hold my breath waiting for that to happen. In short, with a nation faced with as many serious problems as we have the GOPs need to (for openers)

1. Stop worrying and fretting over what gays do or do not do. Mind your own business would be a good place to start. Don't you have anything better to worry about? I liked "Don't ask, Don't tell" It is none of my business where you stick it and, personally, I don't want to hear about the gory details, either.

2. Stop, already, with this obsession over abortion. You don't believe in abortion? Don't get an abortion (simple enough) - no one is forcing anyone to do so. Having said that, I will say I would like to see the cut off date moved up a bit to say somewhere between 12-18 weeks.

3. Who gives a sh#t whether the candidate has been divorced and how many times, already. How does he or she size up in terms of potential to competently run the country?

4. Creationism? Give me a break. Hard to take any candidate who espouses such in the 21st century seriously. So tell me, creationists, at which coat room did you check your brain?

5. "The War on Christmas?" (This one is an O'Reilly special) Please! with all the serious problems we have, this is the best issue you can come up with as a pet cause?

I will continue to vote GOP largely for economic reasons. Until many of my brethren pull their head out of their collective asses, we are not winning any more national elections and then losing a whole lot of state and local ones, as well. Some of them are even stupid enough to lose Texas at which point it is then totally over. The best the GOP can hope to do at, this point, is put a crimp on (i.e obstruct) the Dems agenda. They are too embroiled in stupidity to have any serious hope of actually winning a national election or even take over the Senate.
Dr. F.

Boulder climber
Topic Author's Reply - Aug 25, 2013 - 11:38am PT
I will continue to vote GOP largely for economic reasons.

So you vote for huge deficit spending that raked up over $13 trillions is debt.

So you vote for a Party that will shut down the Government rather than pay back the debt that they raked up (debt Ceiling increase).

So you vote for a Party that will shut down the Government rather than agree to provide affordable health care insurance.

So you vote for a party that wants to destroy the Gov. from the inside so they can point to it and say, "look, Gov. doesn't work"

So you vote for a Party that has given the rich have huge gains in wealth while the rest of us have seen our wages go down!

We are now a third world country in terms of wealth distribution.

Why not vote for your personal gain and the Rest of Our Society, rather than saving a few bucks in taxes while the rest of the nation goes to ruin.

The GOP is the Party of lies, they will make you think they are giving you something, but in the end, they were really stealing you blind from the back door.

What economic reasons?
Dr. F.

Boulder climber
Topic Author's Reply - Aug 25, 2013 - 11:41am PT
Voting for the GOP is like picking a pilot for your flight that has determined to commit suicide and take down as many other people as he can.

Why would you vote for someone that hates the Government to run the Government.

Trad climber
Aug 25, 2013 - 11:43am PT
"I typically vote GOP doing so mainly for economic and foreign policy"

Dr. F.

Boulder climber
Topic Author's Reply - Aug 25, 2013 - 11:50am PT
Could you imagine the foreign policy blunders we would be in now if McCain won?

Wars in Iran, Egypt, Libya, Syria, Russia, North Korea

The GOP is the leader in the world for the Worst Foreign Policy decisions Ever!
J Moritz

Aug 25, 2013 - 11:59am PT
What economic reasons?

Lets wait a bit and discuss them as the various issues come up in discussion. I can then put forth perspectives into the discussion. I see the world less than in terms black and white, as you do. I am more into shades of gray and teasing out the truth.

If you would like to start with an specific issue, however, I might recommend expanding entitlements and sustainability.
Dr. F.

Boulder climber
Topic Author's Reply - Aug 25, 2013 - 12:04pm PT
I see the world in facts, not black and white.
Look at the facts of what the GOP have done

Tell us what you think they have done that has been good in the last 30 years???

The facts lie within that question. They haven't done one damn thing that could be considered good, it has all been bad. One bad thing after another, and not only that, they block and lie about every possible thing that could be a change for the better.
J Moritz

Aug 25, 2013 - 12:13pm PT
Lots of things could be conceivably "a change for the better" but everything needs to be paid for in some way, shape or form. Clinton did some good things, for sure. As for the rest of them, frankly I believe considerable harm has been done by the top exec for BOTH parties over the various decades when I have been around. The last Pres I thought was OK, aside from Clinton, was Ford but then there was the whole "icky" pardoning of Nixon thing which ever marred him. I don't have many champions in the political arena.

Aug 25, 2013 - 12:19pm PT
Politards are always wrong about everything.

One can never ever trust a politician.

Thus the thread is over and ended.

There is no more to talk about.

Unless of course one is stupid .......

(There are over 45 thousand stupid posts here)
Dr. F.

Boulder climber
Topic Author's Reply - Aug 25, 2013 - 12:22pm PT
I don't trust smoking ducks
They tend to be very stupid.
Credit: Dr. F.

I bet you will have a different opinion when the GOP shuts down the Valley because they f*#ked up the budget and think that the rich need more tax cuts.

or they cut off your food stamps because you are just a useless climber, just another taker.

or you go bankrupt because of an illness that isn't covered by your crappy insurance.

Politics may suck, but it Is the Most important thing going on, outside your little life.

Sometimes LA
Aug 25, 2013 - 01:24pm PT
[ ] I might recommend expanding entitlements and sustainability.

Sorry to have to break it to you, you're not a Republican.
Riley Wyna

Trad climber
A crack near you
Aug 25, 2013 - 01:33pm PT
J moritz equal ???

I know
J Moritz

Aug 25, 2013 - 01:41pm PT

Good catch: I do believe I misspoke here

I wrote:
I might recommend expanding entitlements and sustainability.

What I should have written (to make the meaning clear) "I suggest we address the topic of expanding entitlements and sustainability"

Truth be told, I am a bit of a RINO but in the end it is how you pull the lever, no?
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