Friday, May 31, 2013

House Democrat "Concerned" With Boy Scouts' Decision To Allow Gay Scouts

Article Photowhy doesn't this guy quit the sham and reveal his self as republican, he is practicing bigotry to appease his constituents, guess they think it all right to do something you may not like to satisfy those who embrace it, but doesn't that make you a fraud and they complicit knowing you just did it for the vote, disingenuousness a characteristic demanded by republicans.
WASHINGTON — Rep. Mike McIntyre, a North Carolina Democrat, is “concerned” about the Boy Scouts’ decision to allow openly gay youth to continue to be members.
“I’m very disappointed,” he told NBC-6, WECT, in North Carolina. “I know my church has a long history of producing Eagle Scouts including my son and I know that many organizations that sponsor scouting are quite concerned about that and did not feel like it was an appropriate step. I know I’m concerned about it and did not think it was an appropriate step.”
McIntyre’s office did not respond to multiple requests to explain his concerns. The Democrat barely won re-election this past fall; his race was the last House race to be called in 2012.
doesn't this a hole realize if it's happening now it's been happening forever and kept quiet, so what now they need something to rag on since their political forum seems to be severely republican and in need of a distraction?
Certainly, it’s saddening when people say anti-LGBT things that we know to be false,” Jacklin said of McIntyre’s comments, “but instead of getting angry, I think the caucus provides an opportunity to engage in meaningful dialogue instead of angry rhetoric.”
Update: Rep. Adam Schiff responded to McIntryre’s comments by comparing the Boy Scouts’ decision to the end of the military’s “don’t ask, don’t tell” policy, saying that, as with opponents of allowing out gay service members, “critics of the Boy Scouts move towards greater equality [will] be proven wrong.”
this time has come each generation is more and more tolerant of each other and don't espouse the hate and denigration of their parents on back can't stand if your legs are not there any longer.

Eric Cantor promises more hearings on administration scandals

Article Photoguess he hasn't been in the news lately and feeling a little neglected?
House Majority Leader Eric Cantor sent a memo to fellow Republicans on Friday afternoon pledging not to let up on the trio of Obama administration scandals that attracted so much attention in May.
Republicans held more than 100 hearings in May, Cantor wrote, and he sees no lack of issues to investigate going ahead.
have you notice republicans make so many pledges but none to you or for you, only those things that will block your advancing and the economy as well, don't you think it's time to make a pledge ourselves not to let them keep spending money on inquisitions that never turn out to be true, and that those who won't do the peoples work are no longer welcome or entitled to pay from our taxes. 
finally they have only one opportunity to turn against Americans that elected them in favor of big business or any other outside interest, and you go the way of recall.  
they are there to work on our behalf to make the country prosper not their bribers and make jobs and protection health and well being. anything less is not tolerable and that person will no longer walk the halls they made into injustices.
“During June and the coming months, the House will continue to hold the Administration accountable,” Cantor wrote. “We will continue our work to determine who directed IRS employees to target conservative groups, why it was done, and who knew about it.”
House panels will also continue to investigate Benghazi and the Justice Department’s efforts to obtain phone records and other information from journalists.
“We will follow the facts and continue in our efforts to uncover the truth behind the attacks in Benghazi,” Cantor wrote. “We will explore DOJ’s actions in seizing phone records and emails of the news media. We will also continue our oversight of the implementation of Obamacare and the administration’s energy policy.”
if they were to follow the facts they would stop wasting time and money, well not time so much since they do nothing but this, but investigate why congress denied funds for the very protection they accuse this admin of not supplying. remember every time they do this to no end they are denying you something, like jobs since 2010 promise, too busy with trying to destroy this admin., to be bothered with jobs hell they got theirs yours is on you.

Anti-Choice Nebraska State Senator Says ‘Women Don’t Understand Themselves’ Read more:

State Sen. Bill Kintner; photo: Matt Ryerson@LincolnStarJournal
State Sen. Bill Kintner; photo: Matt Ryerson@LincolnStarJournal
Nebraska State Senator Bill Kintner says he doesn’t “understand women.” In fact, women “don’t even understand themselves.” But he has no problem relying on his Christian background to make decisions for them.
The Lincoln Journal-Star has been featuring several state politicians in a series called “In Their Own Words,” giving readers the opportunity to get to know the people that represent them in state government. In the most recent installment, Kintner got his turn at the mic, and he gave us a couple of real gems.
Biggest mystery? Women. No one understands them. They don’t even understand themselves. Books and books and books have been written about it, and no one understands it.
i've been saying since the republican primary that i could not understand republican women support their agenda that's clearly in opposition to women's health and rights yet they lean in and defend, i always thought how stupid can you be?  

but now looks like it's becoming more of an insult to them then they may have realized and the membership in the boyz club still after all their defense still does not consider them when it comes to law. 

they are as valuable only as far as they can throw the red meat. like Bachmann her tossing has become so infused with utter fabrication that it no longer gets the hairs on their backs up, she's out, as well as the male counterpart they were playing the i hate the best game and it worked just that the party was trying to change the rhetoric and they were still in attack mode. guess they haven't checked their email or gone rogue as they say.

Megyn Kelly Blasts Colleagues on Breadwinner Debate

Article PhotoIs Megyn Kelly Fox News’s voice of reason? On Friday, Kelly destroyed arguments from editor Erick Erickson and Fox host Lou Dobbs, both of whom argued that it’s unnatural for women to be breadwinners. 
The debate sparked after the release of a new Pew study that found women bring in all or most of the income in four of 10 households. Kelly started with Erickson, who has said that the dynamic is “antiscience,” and jumped straight to the punch. 
“What makes you dominant and me submissive, and who died and made you scientist-in-chief?” she asked.
there's hope a glimmer of questioning the ignorant rhetoric of the right wing, i'm beginning to believe it's more than trying to out hate the ther, these people are saying some really stupid things with that inane republican smile of false sincerity knowing what they say is reprehensible at worst and borderline  diabolical at best.
let's take that as one syllable too many and she couldn't take it any more and it leads to a great awakening of those who lean right in the realization that they are at war with women, those who say they aren't get in touch with the mothership and get more instructions cause if you tee of the right wing female commentators not long before the housewives and stay at home moms get the picture and it's not flattering, chauvinistic pigs, are swine too without lipstick.

American Muslim Who Claims He Was Tortured Abroad Sues FBI

Article PhotoYonas Fikre, an American Muslim who claims that he was tortured in the United Arab Emirates at the behest of the US government, sued the Federal Bureau of Investigation and the State Department on Thursday. 
Fikre, whose story was first reported by Mother Jones in April 2012, claims he was abused by local authorities in the UAE after refusing to become an informant for the FBI.
As Mother Jones reported in 2011, the US government has acknowledged that the information it shares with foreign governments about American terrorism suspects sometimes results in the arrest, detention, and interrogation of those suspects. The FBI has also acknowledged that FBI agents occasionally "interview or witness an interview" of American terrorism suspects detained abroad. 
Fikre's lawsuit contends that he was a victim of this practice, commonly known as proxy detention, and seeks $30 million in damages as well as injunctions to prevent the government from treating anyone else the way he claims he was treated.
this should be an interesting case study, in light of all the can't kill Americans abroad even if they are fighting alongside the enemy well does this American have the same rights or was that just a jibber jab from the right in the period of "anything that we can use to bring him down". let's see how much freedom Americans have especially when they are Muslim
Fikre's claims are not unique—indeed, they are remarkably similar to the accounts of other American Muslims who say they were detained and interrogated by foreign security forces at the behest of the US government.
Fikre's story echoes those of Naji HamdanAmir MeshalSharif MobleyGulet Mohamed, and Yusuf and Yahya Wehelie. All are American Muslim men who claim that, while traveling abroad, they were detained, interrogated, and in some cases abused by local security forces; the US government, they say, used this process to circumvent their legal rights as American citizens.
right wing has a hard on for other religions especially those they have already determined are the worse people in the world and according to Bush "they hate us for our freedom", no the hate us because we stick our noses in their business and try and convert them to the fractiured example of what not to do they aren't crazy, invade pillage and pay them for the priviledge that's where your money went.
Several FBI officials have confirmed to me (on the condition that they not be named) that the bureau has for years used some of its elite international agents—known as legal attach├ęs, or "legats"—to coordinate the detention of American and foreign terrorism suspects at the hands of American allies. And although the FBI maintains that foreign governments that detain American terrorism suspects are told not to abuse them, many of the countries in question have long histories of abusive detentions.

Thanks To Obamacare, Young Adults And Hospitals Saved $147 Million In 2011 Alone

Article PhotoAn estimated 3.1 million young Americans who would have lacked health coverage gained access to it thanks to an Obamacare provision that allows adults up to age 26 to remain on their parents’ health insurance. A new study published in the New England Journal of Medicine concludes that shift saved young people from paying — and hospitals from absorbing — $147 million in high medical bills for treating catastrophic conditions such as broken bones, poisonings, and traumatic brain injuries in 2011 alone.
so why would the GOP deny 3.1 million of our children like their reference in the primary, die on the gurney because they had no insurance. this is the abomination that will kill Americans and bankrupt the country, they already did that and have been trying to kick that dirt on Pres.'s shoes every since. 
what sounds more feasible ObamaCares or it will kill and loot the gov't coffers at your expense because they refuse to let the rich pay any significant tax. the numeral uno of all the obstruction.
Without the health law’s protections, uninsured young Americans would have been forced to foot the bill for these urgent care visits. “Some of those costs would have been born by individuals,” said Andrew Mulcahy, one of the study’s authors. “Some of those costs would have been ultimately been born by hospitals as uncompensated care.”
If those young people had been forced to rely on catastrophic emergency room care, they could have been at risk for financial ruin. The average ER trip costs 40 percent more than what most Americans spend on monthly rent, with the price of serious injury treatments ranging anywhere from $1,000 to $3,600 depending on the hospital. Just one serious medical condition can bankrupt Americans.
thank about it when one party says it's looking out for you and jobs are the main focus, but you didn't even get a ratty T-shirt out of the deal, the other one ever it can get around the aforementioned group was for "we the people" all of us yes even those, what you didn't get is sitting on a desk if not a trash can waiting for Beohner and the boyz to decide that your well being is worth a vote at least.

gun violence and it's supporters

we have heard and seen pretty much all of the right wing reason for opposition to gun laws for years not new there, the people against even their own members are rising taking away bit by bit their clout and hold over our politicians, they are not as fearful as they were.
there is a piece with numbers about half way thru the video those figures are eye popping unbelievable given the support of those who value their guns over human life, selfish and despicably inhumane.
you can't rail against war and support an org. that supports war on it's own people, they said Hussein and the other mid easy tyrants are despicable and have to be taken down because they sanction death and destruction to their people , tell me what's the difference?  , in republican that means kill them and more money, more money.
i wrote this on this blog,  2 years ago still relevant as it's ever been with the inclusion of death and mayhem by those with guns.

Saturday, May 14, 2011


Hello, just thinking middle east men notorious for lack of women's rights, hmmmm republicans notorious for trying to take women's rights, right to choose,equal pay,denigrate them in porn showing full body, wonder why men don't "a little shy maybe" or fear of being laughed at can't really condemn them when you are so similar? TAKE A STROLL THROUGH YOUR MIND, YOU'LL BE SURPRISED AT WHAT YOU MAY FIND, (courtesy of the Temptations) but oh so true
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Rising economy shifts 2014 election landscape

Article PhotoThe 2014 midterm election is shaping up as something the United States has not seen in nearly a decade: a campaign run in a strengthening economy with deficits on the decline.
No one is popping champagne corks yet, and risks remain. But the altered terrain, if it holds, could benefit Democrats and challenge Republicans whose rise to power in the House in 2010 came via a tea party movement that blasted President Barack Obama and his party for ignoring a stagnant economy and piling up an endless run of trillion dollar deficits.
Times have changed since 2010. Barring a fresh crisis — and there are certainly a few that could arise — many economists expect growth to return to a fairly healthy level by next year as house prices and the stock market continue to rise and the jobless rate falls closer to its historic average of 5.8 percent.
with no plan of their own spending all their time trying to sink the country so you won't vote Democratic as idiotic a reason as that is it's a reality.  so gear up fellow Americans you think they are obstructionist juveniles now where here comes the boom.
The federal deficit is around half the size it was when the tea party reached its apex, due to tax hikes, spending cuts and stronger growth.
Consumer confidence this week hit a level not seen since the financial crisis rocked the economy in 2008. And economists say there is enough time between now and when voters go to the polls next November for the improvements to actually be felt throughout the economy. Even conservative economists predict somewhat stronger growth next year, while left-leaning forecasters are borderline giddy.
they are not only afraid of losing the election regardless to all the skulduggery they've employed not making that much difference, they know lies don't work but that won't stop them.  
they fear their cushy life at the taxpayers expense and he well being of the elderly and poor going away and their quiet reign of tyranny broken and the founding guys they always try to quote words of "we the people, in order to form a more perfect union......"  just doesn't fit in to their agenda

Tea party groups rallying against Common Core education overhaul

Article PhotoTea party groups over the past few weeks have suddenly and successfully pressured Republican governors to reassess their support for a rare bipartisan initiative backed by President Obama to overhaul the nation’s public schools.
Activists have donned matching T-shirts and packed buses bound for state legislative hearing rooms in Harrisburg, Pa., grilled Georgia education officials at a local Republican Party breakfast and deluged Michigan lawmakers with phone calls urging opposition to the Common Core State Standards.
The burst of activity marks the newest front for the tea party movement, which has lacked a cohesive goal since it coalesced in 2010 in opposition to Obama’s health-care initiative.
The movement has a renewed sense of purpose and energy following revelations that many of its groups were improperly targeted by the Internal Revenue Service, and members consider dismantling what some deride as “Obamacore” their newest cause. Unlike the health-care fight, though, organizers say the Common Core battle is winnable and could be a potential watershed moment.
doesn't this sound like the only reason for T-P existence is not because the Dems won the election because there has never been this level of opposition and obstruction, but because the Pres. is African American and favored by more than half of the electorate and working for those same obstructionist.
by default their obstruction of his agenda which btw if you look at them they all are beneficial to "we the people" is really blocking Americans from prospering while waving flags and throwing around words like prosperity.
two biggies that really should have you up in arms not guns just a metaphor, they fight and demonize healthcare, 
with no plan of their own if they did manage to kill it we would go right back to the status quo, which is why they have no new plan, they want ins. companies, big pharma to continue to bilk the people and deny upwards of 30 million more from heathcare.
then there is their old standby, education short and sweet they want it and healthcare privatized, where the big corporations run your well being, right into your grave. recognize
“This is the issue that could change things for the tea party movement,” said Lee Ann Burkholder, founder of the 9/12 Patriots in York, Pa., which drew 400 people — more than twice the usual turnout — to a recent meeting to discuss agitating against Common Core.
Lawmakers have responded by introducing legislation that would at least temporarily block the standards in at least nine states, including two that have put the program on hold. The Republican governors of Indiana and Pennsylvania quickly agreed to pause Common Core, and Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder (R), a vocal supporter of the plan, is nevertheless expected to accept a budget agreement struck by GOP legislators that would withhold funding for the program pending further debate.
read those last two paragraphs again notice there is almost glee in the idea of denial, notice they did not mention Pres. making the railing against those it would actually help they the Tea Party are not just against Pres. they are against Americans.  writing is on the wall ,on your TV in the papers, online plain to see who's for you and who wants to do you.

Thursday, May 30, 2013

Marijuana Legalization: Colo. Gov. Hickenlooper Signs First Bills In History To Establish A Legal, Regulated Pot Market For Adults

15 years to late and i'm not moving to Colorado.
Article PhotoOn Tuesday, Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper signed several historic measures to implement marijuana legalization in the state, establishing Colorado as the world's first legal, regulated and taxed marijuana market for adults.
Hickenlooper, a vocal opponent of marijuana legalization who said that "Colorado is known for many great things, marijuana should not be one of them," signed the first bills in history to establish a legal marijuana market as well as starting the development of a regulatory framework for the cultivation, distribution, and processing of industrial hemp.
"Recreational marijuana really is new territory," Hickenlooper said at Tuesday's signing. And although the governor has expressed opposition to marijuana legalization in the past, he called today's pot bills "common sense," the AP's Kristen Wyatt reported.
when it hits the stock market wonder how many shares he'll buy?  this conversation is not new unless law enforcement gets kick backs i don't know why it took so long.
. "This marks another major milestone in the process of making the much-needed transition from a failed policy of marijuana prohibition to a more sensible system of regulation."
Tvertd added: "Colorado is demonstrating to the rest of the nation that it is possible to adopt a marijuana policy that reflects the public's increasing support for making marijuana legal for adults. Marijuana prohibition is on its way out in Colorado, and it is only a matter of time before many more states follow its lead."
Colorado adults, 21 and over, will be limited to purchasing up to an ounce of marijuana for recreational use from specialty licensed retail shops that can also sell pot-related items such as pipes and accessories. Coloradans can also grow up to six plants -- with only three flowering at a given time -- in their home for personal use. Adults can possess up to an ounce of marijuana legally.
if it can make millionaires out of gangs expect billionaires in the business section. really going to be interesting how this goes from growth to dealers to retail sale to out in public.  
police reaction or over reaction is bound to happen 
because it's new, like all things it has to go through puberty.  those who oppose of this and are old school either still hung up on the early ignorance of myths like "REEFER MADNESS", others hard to admit they were wrong especially parents.who probably used themselves but tried to prevent kids from indulging.
i like the idea of the 21 year regulation but as forever fake id's and complicit older ones who would do it for a break off so many new things that will pop up hopefully common sense will prevail, interested in the politicians campaigning have to say, hypocrisy i'm sure.

Why Iran's Hackers Might Be Scarier Than China's

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May was a grim month for American cybersecurity. First, the Obama administration accused China ofhacking government computers, potentially to exploit weaknesses in the US military. Then, US officialsannounced that hackers, believed to be sponsored by the Iranian government, had successfully broken into computer networks that run US energy companies, giving Iran the means to sabotage power plants. 
This week, the Washington Post reported that Chinese cyberspies had hacked more than two dozen big-name US weapons programs, including the F-35 fighter jet, an army program for downing ballistic missiles, and the Navy's Littoral Combat ship. Not all cyberthreats are equal, but one question remains: Who poses the greater danger—Chinese or Iranian hackers?
for those who don't know i' a Vietnam veteran, and not anti America just anti republican but when you do to others Iran's computers running their nuclear refineries you got to expect the same possibly happening to you.
 we are not the only country that knows how to hack, we don't have the market on traitors selling info but we do tend to take that badder than thou attitude, we are writing checks that our MIC can't cash.
To date, Chinese hackers have gotten more public attention, thanks to a February 2013 New York Times investigation of a top-secret government hacking operation based in Shanghai, and high-profile attacks, originating from China, on US media outlets.
But experts point out that though China has greater capabilities for cyberwarfare and is actively stealing US military secrets, Iran's attacks could ultimately be more worrisome, because its hackers are targeting critical infrastructure and developing the ability to cause serious damage to the United States' power grid.
goose gander syndrome is universal, instead of another aircraft carrier or plane, or tank how about suring upo that part of our electronic cyber grids from hackers that well could be smarter than us, we did open the door to cyber attacking power grids and so busy trying to claim they are years away from anything we need to worry about, maybe that was true, YEARS AGO.
update; they are smarter than a 5th grader. recognize

NJ Sent $24M in Benefits— to Prisoners - Agencies didn't check databases to see if recipients were in prison

Newser) – New Jersey sent nearly $24 million in taxpayer money to prisoners in the form of unemployment, welfare, pension, and other benefits, reports the New York Times
Article PhotoAn audit released yesterday uncovered 20,000 prisoners who received benefit money between July 2009 and April 2011, including tales such as one man who collected $39,000 in unemployment benefits while locked up for a drug offense—despite a state law requiring that beneficiaries be "available for work." 
State officials and "a lack of adequate internal controls" are to blame, according to the state comptroller's report. 
is Christie as effective a manager as touted?  will those republicans take advantage of this to unseat him, taxpayers will not like this at all especially the guy who got almost 40 thousand, more than the majority of them probably make.
"Suffice it to say that when thousands of inmates are collecting unemployment checks from behind bars, there is a serious gap in program oversight," the comptroller said, adding that some agency programs just didn't check to see if recipients were in state or county prison, while others relied on newspaper reports rather than available databases.
 "Recovering the money is not going to be a straightforward process," he told the Star-Ledger, "but the agencies have committed to make every effort to recover it." Chris Christie, meanwhile, is sidestepping blame, stating in a letter that the issue began before he came into office.
kinda like all this Wash. crao came in before Pres. will they throw it in his face after his appreciation bromance with the Pres., or will they leave it alone thinking he's their best chance to keep the seat?

Phyllis Schlafly: GOP's Need To Court Hispanics A 'Myth'

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Phyllis Schlafly of the "pro-family" group Eagle Forum called the GOP's need to reach out to Hispanic voters a "great myth" during a conservative radio program Wednesday. 
"The Hispanics who have come in like this will vote Democrat and there's not the slightest bit of evidence that they will vote Republican," Schlafly said on "Focus Today." "And the people the Republicans should reach out to are the white votes, the white voters who didn't vote in the last election and there are millions of them."
Schlafly told PolicyMic she believes that Mitt Romney lost the 2012 presidential election because "his drop-off from white voters was tremendous" and the GOP doesn't "know how to relate to grassroots Americans." 
"The propagandists are leading us down the wrong path," Schlafly said on the radio program. "There is not any evidence at all that these Hispanics coming in from Mexico will vote Republican."
this is good way to go alienate those White voters that are not crazed screw everybody republicans not to mention those on the fence Democrats, she is basically saying their constituency is to anal to be able to vote for those that serve their values not the republican "VALUES".
 guess she doesn't believe to projected demographic surge of Hispanics that's going to work out nicely, for us.  impudent arrogance one of their worst kind like saying the believe science is fiction, when really they are trying to not help show the reason for need of regulation on factories and such.

Allen West, Washington Outsider, Returns To Washington

it's Howdy Doody time
WASHINGTON — On the roof of his new North Capitol Street office building, Col. Allen West points over to his old office, the United States Capitol.
Article Photo“I’m coming back here to keep an eye on Washington, D.C., and report back to people,” West said in a recent interview with BuzzFeed. “There are people that want to know what’s going on here, and I believe that folks still believe that I’m a trusted voice.”
It has been five months since West left Congress. When the one-term former congressman and face of the 2010 tea party wave lost in a close and extraordinarily expensive contest last November to a young Democrat named Patrick Murphy, Democrats were gleeful. But he did not leave quietly. He fought with the courts and election officials for two weeks before conceding, and at the time, the congressional press corps joked that West might continue to show up for work in the Capitol even if he lost. 
That’s kind of what ended up happening.
Three weeks ago, West returned to D.C. full-time, moving into an apartment near Capitol Hill. He stays in D.C. Monday through Friday, returning to Florida on the weekends to spend time with his family. He’s made multiple appearances on Capitol Hill, only this time he’s there as the director and star of an online TV show, NextGeneration.Tv, a project of the conservative PJ Media company. The show is the latest attempt at drawing a younger conservative audience to political programming, and PJ Media hired young pundit Michelle Fields to work as a host and correspondent alongside West.
this seems to be a dependable thing, be a right wing off the hook fire breather try and out hate, over do it get ostracized by your constituents, then get a TV show, usually with FOX but maybe he was to inflammatory for Fox when the right wing is trying to remake it's nature and wink, wink "values.
So does West, who paints himself as a consummate D.C. outsider, see any conflict with the fact that he’s selected Washington to be his primary residence even now that he’s out of office?
“No, absolutely not,” he said. “When the big guy at PJ Media talked to me” — West will not say who exactly approached him — “about coming on with them, and he kind of laid out what he wanted me to do, I told him, you can’t cover Washington D.C. and the political scene from [PJ Media headquarters in] Los Angeles. So they made the decision to invest here, and put the resources here, and as you can see we’re in a beautiful building, we’re in the shadow of the Capitol, so you can’t have a better spot.”
this PJ place has got to be the second dumbest business media in the world, anything he comes up with will be tainted by his record of hyperbole remember "there are 81 democrats in congress that are communist"?
just one and hi mama issues revealed by his disrespectful attacks against women, oh that's right he was still a soldier in the war against women during those rants.
will anyone talk to him as another right wing proaganda source or will they not want to have their names connected with his especially while trying to change the way the talk but keeping the same bigoted, racist, hate "VALUES"?