August 17, 2010 2:24:00 PM
How about a little pop quiz. I''ll make it simple by giving two possible answers. Here goes:
1. Who said, "My friends, we live in the greatest nation in the history of the world. I hope you''ll join with me as we try to change it."
Answer: Democrat Barack Obama or Elmer Fudd
2. Who said: "Every week we don''t pass a Stimulus package, 500 million Americans lose their jobs."
Answer: Democrat Nancy Pelossi or Cruella De Vil
3. Who said this about the taxpayers who dared to tour ''his'' rotunda at the U.S. Senate building, ""My staff tells me not to say this, but I''m going to say it anyway, in the summer because of the heat and high humidity, you could literally smell the tourists coming into the Capitol. It may be descriptive but it''s true."
Answer: Democrat Harry Reid or Goofy
4. Who said the following just before voting for Stimulus I and Stimulus II, that have the U.S. so deep in debt our great-grandchildren will never pay it off: "I''ll work..against the out-of-control spending in Washington."
Answer: Democrat Travis Childers or Travis Childers
5. Who''s nose is growing an inch each day after he said: "I''m ranked one of the most independent members of Congress." This was while he was voting with Nancy Pelosi over 82% of the time.
Answer: Democrat Travis Childers or Travis Childers
I am sick about the direction our country is going. Folks, the Democrats, of which Travis Childers is a tax loving, Pelosi voting, job killing, liberal promoting member, has done all the damage we can stand. Please, for the sake of your children and grandchildren, vote for Alan Nunnelee for our Congressman in November.
I know Snidely Whiplash Childers will be crushed to leave the perks and elite parties of D.C., but I think he needs a dose of just what the rest of us are putting up with back here in North Mississippi.
Alan Nunnelee is a grounded man who loves his country and his region. He will vote to stop out of control spending by the Democrats.
I love Alan; and know we can trust him to stay in touch with us. He won''t need Michele Obama or Barney Frank or Nancy Pelosi to campaign for him. He will meet us without a barrier between the voters and himself.
sharp nasal kent commented at 8/17/2010 4:45:00 PM:
Good Lord, you people really need to unhook your veins from Fox News. Name a Republican who breaks ranks 18% of the time and you might have something approaching a point. Alan Nunnellee may be a fine man, but Travis Childers is no liberal.
gogetum commented at 8/18/2010 11:07:00 PM:
What is Travis, kent? What do you think he is? Would he vote to remove your Queen? (by the way , pelosi has blond roots) Is she a liberal? YES!!
gogetum commented at 8/18/2010 11:24:00 PM:
kent , you need to know this.
hope commented at 8/19/2010 6:08:00 AM:
You stated you are sick about the direction our country is going. It is a miracle that you didn't die before Bush and the Republicans were voted out.
On job killing, many more jobs were lost under Bush than President Obama. The ones lost under President Obama was because of the wreckless policies Bush and the Republicans.
Where were you when the Republicans were doing were doing allof their spending;for instance, a trillion dollar war on a country that was no threat to us, got rid of the pay/go rule that created a surplus for Clinton,passed the medicare part d bill that banned the government from negotiating with pharmaceutical companies to get drugs at half the cost the way the VA does, with no provision to pay for it, a trillion dollar tax cut to the upper 2%, to spend billions fighting a needless and destructive war on drugs, spend billions building border fences, with no provisions to pay for any of these. Your beloved Republicans like to spend what they don't have. Our state gets from government $1.82 for every dollar we pay in, or $3,800 for every person. Do you want that spending cut out.
The best part about your lover running, they replaced the picture of Bush on a billboard on the bypass going around Tupelo, do you miss me yet?, with his picture. No, Bush, we don't miss you yet, because President Obama and the Democrats haven't brought us out of this depression that you and the rest of the Republicans left with us when you retired. Whoever put Bush's picture on that billboard had to be drinking heavily, don't know why they didn't take it down when they sobered/up. Hopefully, after the election in November, his picture will be replaced by Childers.
The only thing that I've heard your lover was going to do if elected was to vote to have Pelosi fired. That sounds like revenge or hatred to me. He doesn't even realize that she is there because of the failed polocies of your lovers' party.
sharp nasal kent commented at 8/19/2010 8:16:00 AM:
What is Travis, kent? What do you think he is?
He's a conservative, Blue Dog Democrat, gogetum. Remember how he voted AGAINST the health-care reform bill that you hate so much? The only reason you and Ms. Burkart hate him is because he has a (D) beside his name. I doubt there's a hair's breadth of difference politically between him and Nunnellee.
gogetum commented at 8/19/2010 8:46:00 AM:
kent, you might have been born at niht but not last night. Is that the only time he has voted for anything that you know about? Only a small bit of commom sense tells you that old Travis was told by Pelosi to vote against the bill to give him campaign fodder since a yes vote wasn't really needed because of the libs majority. That was even broadcast by the lame stream media. Since you say he's more conservative than Nunnlee , I bet you will be voting Republican in Nov, right? Gotcha!
Most of us know that all this bull about the muslim victory monument in NY is a big diversionary tatic that libs love to use when they want the country to forget about all the major screwing they're getting behind the scenes ie, High unemployment, wasteful spending, etc etc.
sharp nasal kent commented at 8/19/2010 9:04:00 AM:
I didn't say Childers was more conservative than Nunnellee, gogetum. I said that I doubt there's much difference between them politically.
Also, I'm still interested in hearing about any Republican congressman who votes contrary to their leadership 18% of the time. To my knowledge there is no such creature.
kj commented at 8/19/2010 10:09:00 AM:
Saying, "He will vote to stop out of control spending by the Democrats" is no longer enough. What spending is he going to cut, exactly? What parts of the non-discrecenary budget will dear Alan vote to do away with?
I submit that not only does he not have a plan, but that he has you duped into thinking that the problem is as simple as defunding NPR, the National Endowment for the Arts, and "pork" (except for the projects that he inserts into other bills because they're coming to Mississippi). Republicans have demonstrated that they aren't fiscally conservative: given the opportunity to draw down the debt, they instead took up the chant of war criminal Dick Cheney and shouted "deficits don't matter!" as they spent Chinese money and deregulated our financial systems until, having no foundation upon which to stand, they collapsed under their own weight.
No thanks, Ms. Burkart. I was fooled in 2000; most of the country was fooled again in 2004. Blaming the plumber for the clogged toilet he's trying to fix might be how things work in the fantasy world the GOP and Tea Party are so desperate to live in, but the majority of Americans won't be fooled again. Not by politicians who think there can be a budget without taxes and that lowering revenues is the same thing as cutting spending.
hope commented at 8/19/2010 11:09:00 AM:
Anne, you recall, I'm sure that when the Republicans took charge in 2000, there was a surplus. And look what they done. At the end, we had a depression staring us in the face. You're asking the people to vote them back in. Are you out of your mind? I cannot believe it. I'm shocked beyond words. I've got to quit writing and go take a tranquilizer. I may have to take a vacation after this ordeal.
post america commented at 8/19/2010 1:02:00 PM:
A vote for Bennie Thompson, Travis Childers, or Gene Taylor is a vote for Nancy Pelosi. The same Nancy Pelosi who wants to investigate ALL the people opposed to the Ground Zero Mosque to see where they are getting their funding. The Families of the Victims of 9/11 had better get ready to produce their sources of income.
sharp nasal kent commented at 8/19/2010 2:08:00 PM:
A vote for Bennie Thompson, Travis Childers, or Gene Taylor is a vote for Nancy Pelosi.
So that means a vote for Alan Nunnelee is a vote for John Boehner. The guy who thinks the 14th Amendment (which ensures due process and equal protection of the laws) should be trashed. The "man of the people" who spent $83,000 on golf last year. The guy who voted YES for $700 billion to bail out Wall Street but thinks women don't have the right to equal pay for equal work.
Gosh, now that I'm clear on all this "a vote for candidate X is a vote for party leader Y", I see that Alan Nunnelee really doesn't have Mississippi's best interests at heart.
hope commented at 8/20/2010 9:36:00 AM:
Anne, I love these pop quizzes;It's a good way to get the facts out. You stated that Childers was a tax lover, do you have any facts to that effect, other than like the rest of Republicans want the people to believe that under Obama our taxes have increased when in fact they have gone down. In 2009, the taxes were the lowest they have been in 60 years. That doesn't appear to make him a tax lover.
@post america, I PERSONALLY THINK YOU ARE THROWING A BUNCH OF PROPAGANDA AT US. This day and time, we need the facts. And if I'm wrong, convince with more information.
doj commented at 8/20/2010 11:37:00 AM:
@hope: Childress' voting record is at the following. Decide for yourself.
post america commented at 8/20/2010 1:06:00 PM:
The Speaker of the House is elected by the majority party. In 2009, the Democratics were the majority party and elected Nancy Pelosi as Speaker. Thompson, Childers, and Taylor as Democrats voted for Nancy Pelosi as Speaker. You can go to govtrack.us look at House Vote #2 (Jan 6, 2009).
Therefore, if we as citizens of Mississippi vote for either Thompson, Childers, or Taylor for Representative and the Democrats should keep the House after the 2010 election then Nancy Pelosi will be elected as Speaker of the House again.
You can go to Youtube.com and search for "Nancy Pelosi Ground Zero Mosque KCBS" and you will hear her call for investigations of those who Oppose the building of the Ground Zero Mosque. If you look at some of the Youtube videos, you will see family members of the victims of 9/11 speaking out against the Ground Zero Mosque.
I know that what she said was not reported by ABC, CBS, NBC, the Commerical Dispatch nor most of the MSM but that does not mean she did not say it.
pat henry commented at 8/20/2010 1:45:00 PM:
All you libs need to realize that Barry has been your President for nearly two years now. It's time to grow up, and quit blaming George Bush. On a side note-who recently greeted troops returning from Iraq-answer-George and Laura Bush. I suppose Barry was too busy on his seventh vacation this summer.
When it comes to macro-economics, Barry and his whole team of tax cheats are woefully inept. Half a million more jobs lost last month-is that Bush's fault? Are you seriously attempting to justify Barry's unprecedented deficit and spending on the fact that George Bush inherited two wars from the same insane Muslim extremeists that you want to hold hands with and sing Kumbayah?
People, I would be careful about throwing around "war criminal" accusations on the former Vice President. There's much less to back that up than calling the current President a Socialist (and you libs take such offense to that).
As for Childers, I was recently on a flight with him, and asked him if his resume' was updated.
hope commented at 8/20/2010 1:46:00 PM:
@post america; I thank you for the info, it wasn't about them voting for Pelosi, but on the investigation of ALL who are against the building of the Mosque by Pelosi. You state the 911 victims should get ready to show their source of income. They already know that, because the government gave each one 3.1 million dollars. I might add that all the victims are not opposed to it.
kj commented at 8/20/2010 2:48:00 PM:
The term "war criminal" is applicable to both Cheney and GWB and Rice, and additionally to numerous people in various intelligence agencies who followed their illegal orders. That they haven't been prosecuted for torturing illegally held captives--yet--doesn't mean they won't be in the future. Don't look for any of them to be making many trips out of the country to jurisdictions where people take justice seriously. In fact, I think the entire Bush cabinet will find itself very restricted when it comes to international travel because of the criminal policies of his administration.
Your attempts to revise history are as audacious as they are transparent. There's no chance that people will quit blaming GWB and a GOP congress for things they actually did and consequences that were, in fact, the direct result of their policies. GWB didn't "inherit" two wars...he started them because he desperately wanted to be a war-president. What he inherited was a surplus that he and his congressional cronies promptly used to pay off their buddies in the military-industrial complex while sending young men off to fight two ill-conceived conflicts without a clear strategy or goal. And, lest you forget, those soldiers were reduced to begging family and friends to send them necessary supplies because Bush's Pentagon couldn't or wouldn't provide them. Bush himself vetoed(!) pay raises and benefit increases for soldiers whose families back in the states were qualifying for food stamps.
The vacation complaints are valid, except that every other president also takes too many. As far as macro-economics, I see GMC is readying an IPO and Chrysler is turning a profit...yeah, helping those guys was a huge policy mistake. The alternative solution that the Republicans offered was: lower taxes and further increase the deficit by reducing revenues and let everything else burn.
Lastly, I don't see anyone holding hands with terrorists to sing campfire songs. What I do see is a bunch of people scared of their own shadow happy to throw worshippers of some other religion under the bus to score really cheap political points. I somehow doubt the original Patrick Henry would look very favorably on that. But in the Orwellian fantasy land occupied by today's GOP, trashing our constitution is the new patriotism and honoring core constitutional freedoms is holding hands with terrorists.
doj commented at 8/20/2010 3:23:00 PM:
kj, you make some valid points, but still don't go far enough. The whole government needs to go no matter who is in power, whether it's Democrats or Republicans. The whole thing is rotten to the core. We need to get back to the Republic we had prior to Woodrow Wilson and every president since.
pat henry commented at 8/20/2010 3:28:00 PM:
Please identify what laws were broken by Bush, et al. Don't waste your time by quoting international or UN rules. No, Bush didn't "want" an war, it was thrust on the nation as a whole on 9/11/01.
It is naive to look at GM's IPO as a good thing. How much ownership is the UAW going to relinqusih? I think it's ludicrous to say that GM is making a public of common stock. The public already owns GM!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Ford, with no gubment money taken, has been profitable for some time. Government takeovers 0 , Private enterprise 1.
It is truly a travesty that a Christian church that was actually destroyed by 9/11 has been lobbying the local authorities for the approval to re-build their place of worship for 8 years (still no movement on the issue). Yet, a Muslim wants to erect a mosque on sacred ground to many Americans, and the request is pushed through the City of New York and the Port Authority with no problem. Oh, and the Federal Gubment gives the man $16,000 of tax payer dollars to fly around the world sourcing funds to build it. Please, don't tell me that you have no problem with that, and please tell me that building a mosque on the rubble of a Muslim attack is at the very least in bad taste.
From my vantage point, the only Constitution bashing has been done by the liberals. Most recently, Queen Pelosi calling for an investigation into those who oppose this mosque. Oh, and the government takeover of a private company, the "internet police", the call to report those who disagree with Gubment Health Care, Gubment Health Care itself, all uncontitutional. Not protecting the border-uncontitutional. In fact Arizona is keeping in context with our contitution.
Now, sir, you point out what part of the Constitution have conservatives-not the GOP, have "trashed".
gogetum commented at 8/20/2010 3:29:00 PM:
After falling asleep half way through kj's sermon, I awoke with some astounding news for everybody-- GW has a higher approval rating than Barry in democrat districts across the country! Only one day old stuff but it's still history for you all to consider. Like I said before , libs on the dispatch blogasphere are in the minority. Sorry bout dat, hope, kent, kj and whoever else. Come on back to the right side, we'll forgive and forget. Your senses will come back to you if you give them a chance. How bout it? come on back.
sharp nasal kent commented at 8/20/2010 3:50:00 PM:
Yes, gogetum, we all approve of the fact that GWB is no longer president. Why, I wouldn't be surprised if his approval in that role is around 100%!
ckirby commented at 8/20/2010 3:55:00 PM:
No chance gogetum. Don't ya think its funny that the same first amendment experts who stood up for the likes of IceT, pdiddy and 2livecrew are giving Dr. Laura a hard time? That the same people who are trashing Dr. Laura are the same ones defending the nyc muslim center? They need to get a look at BET on comedy night. Oh that's right. They can and others can't. Being inconsistent and hypocritical as usual. Drugs, crime, illegitimacy, illiteracy, welfare dependency. white liberals have almost destroyed the black family. I hope they're proud of themselves.
kj commented at 8/20/2010 3:56:00 PM:
"Don't waste your time by quoting international or UN rules." Yes, it's really inconvenient for your lack of argument if I quote international treaties that, having been legally ratified, are binding on our leadership and our military. This happens to be the answer to your last request, to point out a part of the constitution conservatives have trashed.
These wars were not thrust upon the country. We used a terrorist attack as an excuse to attack two sovereign nations. In one instance, we didn't need to invent an excuse because we had a justifiable reason to interfere. However, that reason was unrelated to 9/11, so GWB decided to invent a reason, delegitimizing the entire undertaking in the process.
Obviously your understanding of the macro-economics of our current situation are different than mine. I'll let your analysis of "public" speak for itself.
"Please, don't tell me that you have no problem with that, and please tell me that building a mosque on the rubble of a Muslim attack is at the very least in bad taste."
I don't have a problem with that. Furthermore, since I do not agree that the characterization of the attack as "Muslim" is accurate, I do not find the re-building of this community center (which predates 9/11 and has operated all this time without complaint) in bad taste.
sharp nasal kent commented at 8/20/2010 3:58:00 PM:
As for Childers, I was recently on a flight with him, and asked him if his resume' was updated.
Pat Henry, Class Act.
sharp nasal kent commented at 8/20/2010 4:00:00 PM:
ckirby is right. It's tough to be white in America. No money, no power, no nothin'.
Lawd help us po' white people. Perhaps one day we shall overcome.
pat henry commented at 8/20/2010 4:08:00 PM:
KJ, liberlism truly is a mental illness. You prove that with every idiotic statement that you make. When someone screams "Allah Akbar" before flying an airplane into a builing-IT IS A MUSLIM ATTACK!!!!!! So, when attacked, what would your response be? If you want to claim the "sovreignty" of the nations that we have combat troops in, then your argument ends there. The United States is a sovreign nation, and should not bend or bow to any other nation or group of nations, that includes the UN. Then again, Barry bows to the SAME PEOPLE WHO FUNDED THE 9/11 [email protected]!!!!
Here's a thought, since this "community center?" uhm MOSQUE is about unity and tolerance, I say we put a gay bar on one side, and a porn shop on the other, how tolerant will the Muslims be then? Or how bout putting the Israeli Embassy right next door. KJ stop posting, you're letting everyone know just how naive and unaware of anything outside of Rachel Maddow and Keith Olberman's moronic commentary you are. "We used the terrorist attacks to as an excuse..." That's priceless, that should go in the dumb ass liberal quotes of all time.
pat henry commented at 8/20/2010 4:21:00 PM:
Yes, Nasal, Childers is a servant of the people, and I just wanted to make sure that he was preparing for the time when we no longer require his services.
doj commented at 8/20/2010 4:28:00 PM:
kj, about GM ...Summary from Frobes... Uncle Sam gave GM $49.5 billion last summer in aid to finance its bankruptcy. Because a loan of such a huge amount would have been politically controversial, the Obama administration handed GM only $6.7 billion as a pure loan at 7% interest. The vast bulk of the bailout money was transferred to GM through the purchase of 60.8% equity stake in the company. This equity position requires the taxpayers to bear the risk of the investment without any guaranteed return. The Canadian government likewise gave GM $1.4 billion as a pure loan, and another $8.1 billion for an 11.7% equity stake. The U.S. and Canadian government together own 72.5% of the company.
When GM states they have paid back the bailout money, they mean not the entire $49.5 billion--the loan and the equity. He means only the $6.7 billion loan amount. But wait! Even that's not the full story given that GM, which has not yet broken even, much less turned a profit, can't pay even this puny amount from its own earnings.
The Obama administration put $13.4 billion of the aid money as "working capital" in an escrow account when the company was in bankruptcy. The company is using this escrow money--government money--to pay back the government loan.
In short, GM is using government money to pay back government money to get more government money. And at a 2% lower interest rate at that. This is a nifty scheme to refinance GM's government debt--not pay it back!
ckirby commented at 8/20/2010 4:30:00 PM:
all that family money kent and you still can't read for content. Where did I say that? I said you and other white liberals have almost destroyed the black family as a unit. Destroy the family structure. Promote government dependency. Do everything you can to encourage drug use, dropouts, unemployment, crime, illegitimate births, deadbeat dads, child neglect and abuse, all in the black culture and communities. Enslavement to your white liberal government and dependency on your white liberal handouts and generosity with other people's money. what is your problem with facing what you stand for? Are you scared to face your true self? Why didn't you answer my question? Which is the party of government dependency and which is the party of personal independence?
hope commented at 8/20/2010 4:30:00 PM:
@pat henry Hopefully, the Bushes were there to apologize to them for sending them in the first place. After almost eight years, they should be feeling guilty. Let me remind you that at the time Al Qaeda was not in Iraq, but they are now.
Now to the war monger Dick Cheney. He has always been a coward and a bully. He didn't hesitate to commit other peoples children to death in an unecessary war , but he refused five times to serve in the armed services during the Vietnam war. This liar went on TV telling everybody that he and Bush had PROOF that Saddam had nuclear weapons.
They sure didn't find any.
His daughter, Liz, says on FOX news that in place of Obama's Nobel Peace Prize, that the President should send a mother of a fallen soldier to Oslo to accept the award on behalf of the U.S. military, as if is was Obama, and not her father, whose stupidity and greed has sent thousands of Americans to their death in Iraq.
After two wars and an economy left in shambles, Bush and Cheney will be blamed for years to come. And it is possible that they may yet be tried as war criminals.
sharp nasal kent commented at 8/20/2010 4:35:00 PM:
ckirby, you are becoming increasingly incoherent. I guess by this late in the day you're pretty deep in the sauce. Please do try to get some help - remember, we all love you.
gogetum commented at 8/20/2010 4:40:00 PM:
You got it right again kirby--they've been destroying blacks every since they , the progressive liberal dems, started the KKK back in the 1800's. They started killing black and white republicans back then to regain power but now they have to use all the issues you mentioned instead. It's funny how most of kents remarks seem to attack what is good all the time, sorta makes you think he would probably join the KKK today if he had a chance to help the dems stay in power by doing so. Most of his remarks are directed at white folk, think about it. And you're probably right about it being hopeless for them to change. Too bad. On the other hand , maybe he or she is actually black and just trying to stiring up trouble between white folk.
pat henry commented at 8/20/2010 4:41:00 PM:
Yeah, ok Hope> Let me remind you that all of these servicemembers are VOLUNTEERS!!!! They knowingly, and willingly signed up to serve.
Dick Chenney did not hold a gun to their head. Just go ahead, and say it, you hate America. Saddam Husseing gassed his own people, raped and murdered his own people. Hmmm, would you say it was a noble war to remove Hitler? Someone has to have some balls, you libs sure don't> Go to a service menmber and call them a war criminal. I dare you.
pat henry commented at 8/20/2010 4:42:00 PM:
@ Hope. I bet you cried the day they hung Saddam.
doj commented at 8/20/2010 4:47:00 PM:
hope, blame Bush, Cheney,and anybody else you want to, but don't forget that the Congress, with access to the same intelligence on WMD, both Democrats and Republicans, passed the resolution giving Bush the authority to attack Iraq and they gave him an open checkbook to do it.
hope commented at 8/20/2010 5:20:00 PM:
@pat henry. Just because they were volunteers, they don't deserve a bullet to the brain. In around about way, it's possible Cheney held a pistol to their head. When Bush picked him to be VP, he was CEO of Haliburton, who at the time was bankrupt. And what better time to come out of bankruptcy. With their oil drilling expertise, what better place to be than in Iraq. And sure enought, they are out of bankruptcy. And did they ever rip our government off. They have been on trial more than once for that. Do I believe someone would put money ahead of a soldiers' life. You bet I do!
sharp nasal kent commented at 8/21/2010 8:40:00 AM:
Uh oh, gogetum is getting into the cooking sherry with ckirby.
Say, I wonder why the Repubs didn't end welfare when they had both houses of Congress and the presidency? They didn't even mention it, if I recall correctly.
hope commented at 8/21/2010 10:00:00 AM:
@doj;"CORRECTION" You stated GM has not been profitable. In the first quarter, they netted $866 million dollars, in the second quarter, they netted $1.3 billion, their strongest showing since 2004
hope commented at 8/21/2010 11:36:00 AM:
llyHow about a little pop quiz? THE ANSWERS ARE MULTIPLE CHOICE.
The Republican Tea Party will try and get a bill through Congress to eliminate pensions (union and non-union), who do you think will vote for it?
The Republican Tea Party will try to get a bill through Congress to weaken FDA's ability to oversee drug safety.
hope commented at 8/21/2010 11:47:00 AM:
oops'. I messed up try and get a bill through to eliminate pensions
I HOPE not. Should have read to eliminate pensions
The Republican Tea Party will try to get a bill through congress to privatize social security. Who do you think will vote for it?
kj commented at 8/21/2010 1:11:00 PM:
@pathenry: your ad hominem attacks, while more creative than some, are likely less self-serving than you imagine.
kj commented at 8/21/2010 1:15:00 PM:
re: General Motors
The IPO is to sell the government shares publicly and repay the investment, is it not? My apologies if I did, in fact, misrepresent that earlier.
hope commented at 8/22/2010 12:14:00 PM:
@doj;Yes, Cogress had assess to the same in formation, but only after it was given to them by Bush's intelligent circle. If he was so sure that his information was correct, why did he spend so much of his time on TV and speaking engagements trying to convince the people that his information was correct. I'm saying all of that to say this, that you and I had the same lies that Congress had.
hope commented at 8/22/2010 4:07:00 PM:
@pat henry; Speaking of rape in Iraq by Hussein, here's another rape that occurred in Iraq. The company involved is KBR, which is a part of Haliburton, who Dick Cheney left to become VP. One of their employees in Iraq was gang raped by co-workers. They fired the raped woman and protected the rapists. There was a clause in KBR's contract that stated she could not pursue legal action if raped. Three Republicans defended the right of the company to have the clause in their contract. When Hussein does it, it's all out war; But when it happens to our American workers in Iraq, it's legal.
kj commented at 8/23/2010 8:49:00 AM:
On vacations, here's the official tally: Counting this vacation, Mr. Obama will have vacationed for 48 days as president, or nearly seven weeks, according to Mark Knoller, a longtime White House correspondent for CBS News who keeps records on the vacation days of presidents. At this point in his presidency, George W. Bush was midway through a 27-day stay at his Crawford ranch that would bring his time there to 115 days -- or more than 16 weeks.
hope commented at 8/24/2010 12:21:00 PM:
In all of these comments, I see no reason to vote for anyone on the Republican Tea Party ballot. They do nothing but create problems and nothing to solve them. All of these comments are about problems that they left for someone else to solve.
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