Tuesday, 8/23/11, Public Square

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  1. Conservative’s continue to hammer President Obama for vacationing in Martha’s Vineyard. Yet, George Bush attended 98 sporting events, and only 49 cabinet meetings. He visited Camp David and his ranch in Texas 226 times, for a total of 977 days. For almost 3 of the 8 years he was in office he was on vacation. Since the GOP has amnesia and the world began on January 20, 2009, here are some facts the rest of us remember. These numbers mark the record of the 43rd President of the United States. We know how silly it sounds when the GOP begins their wailing and whining —

    President Bush By The Numbers

    • Robert

      I’m beginning to see a similarity between Obama and T. Roosevelt, Walk Softly and Carry a Big Stick. Maybe that should be his new campaign slogan! Me thinks that would drive the Perry Neanderthal’s more crazy!

  2. Standard & Poor’s and the Bilderbergers: All Part of the Plan?

    “It’s becoming more and more obvious that Standard and Poor’s has a political agenda riding on the notion that the US is at risk of default on its debt based on some arbitrary limit to the debt-to-GDP ratio. There is no sound basis for that limit, or for S&P’s insistence on at least a $4 trillion down payment on debt reduction, any more than there is for the crackpot notion that a non-crazy US can be forced to default on its debt….

    It’s time the media and Congress started asking Standard and Poors what their political agenda is and whom it serves.

    Bilderberg isn’t a secret society…. It’s a meeting of people who represent a certain ideology…. Not OWG [One World Government] or NWO [New World Order] as too many people mistakenly believe. Rather, the ideology is of a ONE WORLD COMPANY LIMITED.

    It seems the Bilderbergers are less interested in governing the world than in owning the world.”

    • I sent this to my TX Dem friend and am waiting for her to have the time to watch. For me, all was well until the end when he announced that it might be better to vote Libertarian and for Ron Paul. Apparently this young man still hasn’t seen the light.

  3. It’s very important to remember these borrowed dollars aren’t a one-time deal like the stimulus package. Nope! New loans ever and ever larger must be made overandover again to cover these costs! Bush has been gone for over two years but his policies continue to drive America into the red!

    Nearly 10 Years Ago Today, The U.S. Began Borrowing Billions To Pay For The Bush Tax Cuts

    As debates about deficit reduction continued to be heavily tilted toward cutting spending, which threatens to undermine a fragile recovery, rather than raising revenue from those who can afford it, it’s important to remember the budgetary impact of the Bush tax cuts.

    Nearly 10 years ago today, on August 1, 2001, the Associated Press reported that the Treasury Department was tapping $51 billion of credit in order to pay for the budgetary cost of the first round of Bush tax cuts’ rebate checks. The AP reported at the time that Democratic Party opponents of the tax cuts worried that they’d return government budgets to “red ink.“

    The opponents of the tax cut turned out to be right. The 2001 and 2003 tax cuts combined have blown a $2.5 trillion hole in America’s budget and created deficits stretching on for years.

  4. http://www.usdebtclock.org/state-debt-clocks/state-of-kansas-debt-clock.html

    In the upper left corner is a ‘click’ called ‘state debt clocks’ which allows you to choose the state you want to look at.

  5. indypendent

    While watching history unfold before our own eyes – let’s not forget how these Republicans are trying to spin the story.

    I heard someone say on MSNBC yesterday that the GOP used to be the party that stood for national security and professed to be the party that keeps us safe. These folks have proven through their hatred of Obama is stronger than their desire to see us safe.

    Obama was the president that delivered on George W. Bush’s vow to get Bin Laden.

    Obama was the one that told Egypt’s dictator it was time to go – and he left.

    Now Obama’s strategy in Libya seems to be working – and without loss of American lives.

    But STILL these Republicans demonize our president?

    I remember when the Dixie Chicks were boycotted and spat on by these same Republicans for even daring to say they were ashamed to be from the same state as GWB.

    But these same judgmental jerkoffs can run down our president AND still think they are true patriots.

    It’s time to clean the House and Senate and get rid of each and every one of these elephants – they have stunk up the place for way too long.

    And don’t get me started on the issue of these Republicans not wanting to extend the payroll tax holiday for working Americans while bringing our country to near default to keep their rich buddies from paying taxes.

    http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/plum-line/post/the-rights-bizarre-response-to-libya-events/2011/03/04/gIQAPprNWJ_blog.html

  6. indypendent

    This is a state GOP thing but seriously folks, things like this just keep happening and happening on the ‘right’ side of the aisle.

    And there seems to be no remorse shown – at least the guy resigned but it was his wife that sent the email. Why not make HER apologize in public. I thought Republicans were the ones that advocates for accountability for one’s actions?

    http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2011/08/23/pat-delany-resigns-jennifer-delany-email_n_933863.html

    • I read that. This is one time that the husband should wear the pants in the family and take the wife to task.

      Dang, that was hard to type. LOL

  7. Best status I’ve seen since earthquake hit east coast:

    “Dear Mother Earth: If you’re going to drop Washington, DC into the Atlantic Ocean, please wait until Congress is in session. Thanks!”

  8. badbiker

    Got Obama Phobia.

  9. The question was asked her not long ago if Hillary might have done a better job than Obama. To that question, I give you the following article, written by a Hillary supporter. I thought it was interesting and thoughtful.

    What Would Hillary Clinton Have Done?

    • indypendent

      To tell you the truth – even if Hillary had won the White House – these same Republicans would be treating her the same way they have treated Obama – with deep-seated hatred and contempt.

      Let’s face it – Hillary would have been the first female president and that would have made history – just as much, as if not more than, the Obama being the first black president.

      But at the end of the political day – Republicans would have also boasted loudly and often that their number one goal would be to make HIllary a one-term president – even if at the expense of the country.

      Republicans are just not nice people…..let’s face it…..not when it comes to their winning.

      • indypendent

        And God knows they are not any where near what true Christians should be – especially those who like to have huge prayer events paid for by people who boycotted the porn business you are making money from. YeeHaw…..

      • I agree. Those white bigoted old males that make up the GOP and the females who do their bidding would be equally angry at a female president as they are at a minority holding that office. Their war on women is proof positive, and any woman who votes GOP needs lots of help.

  10. Does anyone remember the ancient history of 2003

    http://tiny.cc/n71h9

    when The Dixie Chicks said they were embarrassed George W. Bush was from Texas? Their songs were pulled from hundreds of radio stations and Rush Limbaugh

    http://tiny.cc/w2pim

    called for a boycott. A mere 5 years after that it suddenly became acceptable to publicly speak negatively about President Obama, and is often encouraged by the same people who initiated the boycott.

    The Republican mantra: Do as I say, not as I do. And, time began on January 20, 2009.

    • indypendent

      That ‘Do as I say and not as I do’ mantra of B.S. has become stronger as the Evangelicals took over the GOP.

      I also would like to point out that it was George W. Bush that normalized relations with the dictator Gaddafi and Condoleeza Rice went to Libya to meet with Gaddafi personally. I hear Gaddafi gave Leeza (this was her nickname for Rice and not her usual ‘Condi’) a diamond ring and other gifts totaling around $212,000

      Wow – and to think just a few short years later – all these prominent Republicans are demonizing Obama for his LIbya strategy of not using more military force to oust the dictator that GW and Condi (Leeza) Rice were pallin’ around with.

      Things to make you go hmmmmmm

  11. indypendent

    Now this is what mega-rich people who acknowledge the help their governmetn has helped them to become rich should feel about helping their country in a time of crisis.

    http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2011/08/23/frances-mega-rich-say-they-want-taxed-more_n_934354.html

    • indypendent

      I wonder why America’s mega rich are so selfish and greedy? Do you suppose they have rewritten the dictionary (like they are rewriting the Bible) and have substituteed greed for the word patriotic?

      JFK gave a very inspiring Inaugural Address in which he stated :

      Ask not what your country can do for you. But ask what you can do for your country.

      Wow – in today’s mega rich Americans’ world – poor America is f__d out of luck for help from them.

  12. Here’s a church that could benefit from a refresher course in the teachings of Jesus —

    Georgia Church Uses Obama Death Rhetoric

    They have a tax-exempt status to do their works of hate.

    • indypendent

      Why am I not surprised this is from a Deep Southern State and from a Baptist church?

      BTW – These folks would simply offer an insincere apology which goes something like this – IF you were offended, then we’re sorry.

      Which in translation means – The offended has the problem and NOT them.

      But just think – the Televangelist Pat Robertson has come out with basically the same thought concerning foreign leaders and Supreme Court Justices that he deems ‘unworthy’

      These folks are the same Far Right Republicans that think it is ever so clever to send racist emails from their government elected officials’ offices.

      But when caught – then reference the above insincere apology – the problem is with those who are offended – and NOT with them. Because their God has told them they are ‘special’.

      • indypendent

        Interesting note – in my college days, it was the Georgia people who also firmly believed that they would one day rise up and fight the Civil War again and this time, they will kill every damn Yankee in the land and be victorious.

        I’m telling you folks – there are crazees out there…And this was in the mid 70’s -so that hate has had time to inbreed for the last 40 years.

    • The sign was bad enough. The pastor’s replies to emails were the antithesis of Christianity. Seems the pastor hasn’t read his own Bible, only the scriptures he chooses. Typical “Christian.”

      • indypendent

        wow – I guess my comment about these people offering an insincere apology was way off the mark – huh?

        Arrogance + Ignorance = some really messed up thinking.

        From this pastor’s response to emails – he is definitely overly defensive – don’t you think?