Archive for July 26th, 2011

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wednesday

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Jul
11

pleased to meet you

Members of the American Legion’s Girls Nation react after meeting President Barack Obama in the East Room of the White House, July 26. (Official White House Photo by Chuck Kennedy)

26
Jul
11

‘how does jesus feel about taxes, rick?’

Wonkette: Evangelical megachurch pastor Rick Warren, whom you may remember as the official evangelical homophobe schlub selected to give the invocation at (President) Obama’s inauguration, thought fit to weigh in on the debt ceiling debate. How does Jesus feel about taxes, Rick?

Half of America isn’t paying taxes! Which half, the corporations? General Electric? Exxon Mobil? Citigroup? No, probably he means “the poors,” the full half of America that doesn’t earn enough income to pay federal income taxes, but who do pay myriad other taxes for things like eating, wearing clothes and driving vehicles. Let them be, Rick Warren, they aren’t getting into heaven anyway. Jesus doesn’t love them, or they’d have millions of dollars from book sales, like Rick Warren.

(Warren removed the Tweet from his account)

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Drumsnwhistles: This tweet is appalling. Odious. Have you fallen down the rabbit hole so far you have forgotten Matthew 25:31-46? Here, let me quote it for you, and for readers who may not be familiar with it…..

More here

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Reply to Warren here

26
Jul
11

boehner’s plan “written for the tea party, not for the american people”

Full video at C-Span (Thanks Bob)

26
Jul
11

embarrassing…..

Extreme Liberal: This is a must see, vintage smackdown of the “firebaggers.” Lawrence O’Donnell and Ezra Klein educate the foaming at the mouth “progressives” Jane Hamsher, Adam Green and some other firebagger wanna-be named Mike Roger Hodge. Watch and enjoy!

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Good grief, these Firebaggers truly are clueless 😳

26
Jul
11

where does the national debt come from?

White House

26
Jul
11

press briefing

26
Jul
11

joining forces

26
Jul
11

respects

The note, in memory of the victims of Friday’s explosion and shooting massacre in Norway, that President Barack Obama wrote in the condolence book is seen at the Norwegian embassy in Washington, July 26,

26
Jul
11

‘class warfare’

CBPP: House Speaker John Boehner’s new budget proposal would require deep cuts in the years immediately ahead in Social Security and Medicare benefits for current retirees, the repeal of health reform’s coverage expansions, or wholesale evisceration of basic assistance programs for vulnerable Americans.

The plan is, thus, tantamount to a form of “class warfare.” If enacted, it could well produce the greatest increase in poverty and hardship produced by any law in modern U.S. history.

This may sound hyperbolic, but it is not. The mathematics are inexorable:

See link for details

…. the Boehner plan would force policymakers to choose among cutting the incomes and health benefits of ordinary retirees, repealing the guts of health reform and leaving an estimated 34 million more Americans uninsured, and savaging the safety net for the poor. It would do so even as it shielded all tax breaks, including the many lucrative tax breaks for the wealthiest and most powerful individuals and corporations.

President Obama has said that, while we must reduce looming deficits, we must take a balanced approach. The Boehner proposal badly fails this test of basic decency….

See full article here

Thanks SouthernGirl and Bob




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