Sunday, 8/21/11, Public Square


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20 responses to “Sunday, 8/21/11, Public Square

    • I’ve been saying for a long time that it was speculators driving up the price of oil/gas. I know nothing about stocks and bonds and Wall Street, except that I might as well go to Vegas and blow my money there and much more quickly than to get involved in the stock market. The ups and no downs of the price of our gas at the time made absolutely no sense.

      Having proof is what makes this so sweet.

      Watch your back, Bernie.

  1. Perry Gives State Aid to Big Donors

    Texas Gov. Rick Perry has over the years doled out state aid to his most generous donors—and the businesses they own. Perry is known as an impressive fundraiser, but a New York Times review of Perry’s office shows that one of his most successful fundraising tools is the state government he heads. For example, investors in G-Con, a pharmaceutical company, have given tens of thousands of dollars to Perry’s campaign, and in turn an economic development fund headed by Perry’s office handed $3 million to the company in 2010.

  2. WSClark

    What a beautiful day! Make the day even more beautiful and kick a Tea Party-ist in the shins. When they come to arrest you, just tell the cops that you are “passionate” about the topic. Seems to work for Rick Perry.


  3. Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney (R), who in June told voters that he was “also unemployed,” has applied for a permit to bulldoze his 3,000-square-foot, $12 million home in La Jolla, California, and replace it with one nearly four times its size. According to the San Diego Union-Tribune, the new home will be two stories and more than 11,000 square feet. Romney also owns a $10 million estate in New Hampshire. His campaign declined to comment on the renovation plans. Romney tells Politico that the existing $12M mansion is “inadequate for their needs.”

    • indypendent

      Well, now think about it – a $12M mansion is big enough for his ego?

      If I could buy Republicans for what they are worth and sell them for what they THINK they are worth – I could pay off the national debt by myself.

  4. Rick Perry accused of hypocrisy as he comes under fire for investment in America’s largest pornography distributor

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    • I saw this info posted repeatedly in comments on a Huffpost article yesterday. I’m not surprised to see it in the news today.

      Another reason to just chuckle uncontrollably, now and then.

    • indypendent

      I am still waiting for those professing godly Christians of the American Family Associaton to distance themselves from Rick Perry.

      After all, this was the group t hat was boycotting the very same company that Rick Perry invested in.

  5. I’m watching live coverage of the battle for Tripoli by the Libyan people.

    This is love of country and freedom.

    • indypendent

      I just got home from my weekend job and turned on MSNBC.

      Wow – it’s history right before our eyes.

      But I was more shaken by the fact that the host was talking to a retired military general (?) about what was happening and he was stating that the US has sat back for the last 40 years and has watched Khaddafi as he ran his country to the ground. And we are just NOW concerned?

      The host then did say – that Khaddafi did try to redeem himself after 9/11 when he tried to help us in some way – and then I remembered – George W. Bush did give Khaddafi and Libya special notice because Khaddafi was being such a good little dictator.

      Damn it – I’m tired of the US sitting back and giving these dictators political coverage for years all in the name of some damn corporation and their profits.

      I need to find that link to when George W. Bush got all pals with Khaddafi.

      This is why the US needs to step back and see exactly what we have done and WHY we have done things – and not just think that our ‘exceptionalism’ gives us the right to help dictators around the world to make more money for our damn corporations.