Wednesday, 11/16/11, Public Square


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30 responses to “Wednesday, 11/16/11, Public Square

  1. The leading republican candidates for POTUS are banging the drums of war. They seem to relish stealing “from those who hunger and are not fed, those who are cold and are not clothed,” while serving their corporate masters. All that seems to matter are making sure the haves and the have mores continue to have increasingly more on the backs of the citizenry. These republicans don’t support labor, science, or children who are out of the womb.

  2. This guy makes too much sense to last very long on Romney’s team. Someone needs to make sure he understands the goal isn’t to fix the economy but to be against everything Obama is for in order to defeat Obama!

    Whoops: Romney Adviser Calls For Spending Plans Much Like Obama’s

    The good news: Mitt Romney boasts an impressive stable of well-respected, non-partisan policy advisers. The bad news: they earned that non-partisan reputation for a reason. Now one of his top economic experts, Glenn Hubbard, is calling for a boost to infrastructure and education spending to turn around the economy even as Romney is proposing deep cuts.

    Hubbard offered the advice unprompted in an interview with The Washington Post’s Ezra Klein after he was asked what the US could do to jumpstart growth.

    “Right now, for instance, I could see a lot of arguments for targeted infrastructure investment,” he said. “What we don’t need is an industrial policy, but we do need to untie the hands of American manufacturers. Corporate tax reform. Regulatory issues. Litigation. None of it is a silver bullet, but it would help. At the same time, if you added an infrastructure plan and kept education and research funding at a high level, we could turn this around.”

  3. There are a few states where republican governors, elected in the 2010 mid-terms, are making themselves ambassadors for The Democratic Party. They are excellent examples of what happens when you elect republicans!

    Study: Michigan among states raising poor’s taxes

  4. That Newt, he is at it again. He claims to have only given ‘historical’ advice to Freddie Mac and Fannie Mae. But now he is calling it ‘strategic’ advice.

    Is that what they call it now when lobbyists get paid to flap their gums to fellow Congress Critters?

    • There’s a lot about Newt that people with convenient memories have forgotten! All the rest of us don’t suffer from memory loss, and those that do don’t have the numbers it takes to elect anyone at the national level.

  5. I suspect this is why Republicans are all too eager to bang those war drums for us to go fight Iran.

    Republicans are majority Evangelical Christians who truly believe all this nonsense and I also suspect this is why these same folks want all pregnant women to have their babies because, in their twisted little world, America needs more babies born so we can go fight those Muslims and kill them.

    I also suspect the reason for those Jesus Camps which were set up by the same Evangelical Christians have their role in training all our US babies to become soldiers for their one true God.

    Why don’t we just cut to the chase and tell these Evangelicals that they can go over to Iran right this very minute and fight the Muslims themselves. Why wait for all the US pregnant women to have their babies, and then wait for those babies to grow up, and then do all that training at those Jesus Camps.

    Why not just have THESE Evangelical Christianst take their own personal butts over to Iran and start fighting the Muslims.

    I also suspect there would be millions of Americans (sane and rational ones) who would be glad to chip in a few bucks and pay for all one-way tickets for any Evangelical Christian to actually do the right thing (if they truly believe this nonsense) and take their OWN butt over to Iran.

    Bon voyage – and good riddance.

    Maybe these televangelists could hold one of those begging-for-money telethons they are famous for and get all those one-way tickets bought for their ‘little soldiers’.

    Damn, I am sick and tired of these Evangelicals twisting my Christianity faith inot something this perverse.

    • You know what I think is behind all the renewed interest in abortion and curtailing women’s rights? The newly-elected congress critters ran on jobs, jobs, jobs / the economy, the economy, the economy. When they can’t figure out what to do about jobs and the economy, and they can’t, their first target is women. Always has been. Republicans have never respected or trusted women, they still treat women like second-class citizens.

      • But, but Herman Cain’s wife Gloria just told us that Herman totally respects women.

        Kinda hard to believe that while watching Herman and fellow Neanderthals joking about Anita Hill in that videotape.

        Like I said before – If this is what is called respect for women, Gloria Cain and I must use a different dictionary.

      • fnord – you may have a point about Republicans not knowing how to create jobs…

        check out my comment post further down – Gov Scott Walker of Wisconsin is trying to push through his abstinence-only sex education bill.


  6. Dwight Eisenhower was the last Republican president to have a balanced budget.

    But yet these current Republicans all still worship their Golden Idol – St. Ronnie Reagan.

    Somewhere along the line, Republicans got STOOPID…..

  7. That Republican Governor from Wisconsin – he sure is a brilliant leader. LMAO

    I wonder how many jobs this bill to push abstinence-only sex education is going to create?

  8. Joe Amendola, the State College, Pa., attorney representing accused child molester Jerry Sandusky, has an interesting back story himself: He got a teen-age client pregnant during the mid-1990s.

    Amendola, 63, married the girl several years after the birth of their child, The Daily reported Monday night, citing documents filed at the Centre County, Pa., courthouse.

    Amendola represented a 16-year-old girl then known as Mary Iavasile when she filed an emancipation petition in September 1996. The emancipation petition said the girl had graduated from high school in two years with a 3.69 GPA and held a fulltime job at Amendola’s law office.

    The girl gave birth to Amendola’s child when she was 17 years old, her mother, Janet Iavasile, said. Amendola would have been about 49 years old at the time. The age of consent in Pennsylvania is 16.

    Janet Iavasile said she didn’t know the extent of the relationship between her daughter and the attorney. She thought he was more of a mentor than a paramour.

    “She was interested in law,” the mother said.

    Amendola married the girl in February 2003 and the couple had a second child before they separated. Amendola’s estranged wife, now a 32, has retained his last name.

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  9. WSClark

    WSC is looking forward to the spin machine going into action. Let’s see:

    Cons blame Freddie and Fannie for the collapse of the economy.

    Cons say that GWB tried to fix the problem, but were thwarted by Dems.

    Cons say Chris Dodd and Barney Frank are the culprits.

    Cons say F/F are DEM companies!

    Cons say F/F are proof that ‘big’ government can’t work!

    And now for the spin – Newt was a paid lobbyist/consultant for Freddie and Frannie during the time that F/F were killing the American economy.

    Paid – as in $1.8 million paid.

    Spinnin’ time!

    • Acccording to Newt – he was only a ‘historical’ adviser but now he has changed that to ‘strategy’ adviser.

      But according to F/F they wanted Newt to build bridges to Conservatives to favor the F/F….

      Sounds like lobbyist work to me – and a mighty profitable lobbyist job at the total of $1.8 million.

      Hey – I’ll build those bridges for them for half that price…

      I am, after all, a Registered Republican.

    • Newt Gingrich demanded President Obama return Freddie Mac’s money in 2008, but will he do the same?

  10. “The story you are about to see is true; the names have been changed to protect the innocent.”

  11. Herman Cain keeps on talking……seriously, does anyone but the Far Right Wingers even give a flip about this guy?

    But – I do have to say one thing about that Libya interview Cain did.

    I think the problem was that Herman Cain thought the man was asking him about ‘Lydia’ and Herman just about turned white there for a few minutes while glancing up at the ceiling and was probably thinking ‘ Oh Lordy, they found another woman?’

    Herman Cain was only in this race to sell books and to up his speaking fee prices.

    • Cain was in race to sell books and up speaking fee price – In my opinion.

      I have no evidence of that, but – hey – it worked for a little lady from up north. Didn’t it?

  12. Breaking News……it is snowing in Bel Aire..

    My grand daughter will be so happy. She has been wanting it to snow for the past few weeks.

    Grandma is alright with that – as long as the snow stays off the roads, driveways and sidewalks.

    This Grandma does not want much, do I?

    • Alas, the snowing stopped. But it was pretty while it lasted. Of course, I was inside a warm cozy house and the snow was not sticking to the ground.

      So this grandma was happy….but I know those wintry snowy days are coming sooner than later.

  13. Do you remember December 2010? Republicans ( held the unemployment benefits of millions of people hostage right before Christmas. The GOP used the weakest Americans as a bargaining chip to renew the Bush tax cuts for billionaires. Pundits said President Obama “caved,” but what was he supposed to do? Should he have been as heartless as republicans and let millions of the poorest Americans ( lose what little dignity they had left right before Christmas? Make no mistake, it was a calculated attack by the republicans. That point, more than any other, should have shown people that our situation in America goes deeper than politics alone.

    • Isn’t the same thing about to happen this year? Not that the Bush tax cuts expire but the unemployment benefits are due to run out either before Thanksgiving or Christmas.

  14. It took a few days to go viral, but the GOP is now jumping on President Obama for calling America “a little bit lazy” during a speech at last week’s Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation conference in Hawaii. Despite the fact that Obama was talking about America’s pursuit of foreign investment, Republican presidential candidates like Rick Perry are already taking it out of context, predicting it will get a lot of play on the campaign trail and in congressional races. “That’s what our president thinks is wrong with America?” Perry said in a campaign ad released Wednesday. “That’s pathetic.” Romney’s response at was typically less incendiary: “Sometimes I just don’t think that President Obama understands America.”

    Here’s the actual words, in context:

    The controversy started when Obama, responding to a question about impediments to foreign investment, attributed the perception to a lack of motivation in the United States.

    “I think it’s important to remember that the United States is still the largest recipient of foreign investment in the world. And there are a lot of things that make foreign investors see the U.S. as a great opportunity — our stability, our openness, our innovative free market culture,” the president said to business executives. “But we’ve been a little bit lazy, I think, over the last couple of decades. We’ve kind of taken for granted — well, people will want to come here and we aren’t out there hungry, selling America and trying to attract new business into America.”

    • But yet REpublicans can all unemployed (through no fault of their own) Americans ‘lazy’?

      But yet Republican can call the unionized public service workers all lazy because they do not want to give up their rights to collective bargaining?

      God Almighty……..

  15. Someone should ask him who elected him to anything, ever? Who does he get to represent? Only himself! No one gave him any rights any other American doesn’t also enjoy!

    Last night, former Bush official Karl Rove appeared at Johns Hopkins University to speak as a part of the annual Milton S. Eisenhower Symposium. Rove soon discovered that he wasn’t going to deliver his right-wing rhetoric unopposed, as a cry of “Mic Check!” rang out among the audience.

    “Karl Rove is the architect of Occupy Iraq, the architect of Occupy Afghanistan!” yelled the demonstrators. Occupy Baltimore had infiltrated the crowd and began chanting against Rove. “Who gave you the right to occupy America?” asked Rove to the protesters, apparently unaware of the Bill of Rights.

    • YOu mean ol’ Turd Blossom has shown up again?

      I thought he was too busy tripping up Herman Cain, Rick Perry and MIchelle Bachmann to be doing any speaking gigs.

      Ol’ Blossom has made it quite plain to everyone that he wants Mitt Romney in there as GOP nominee. Maybe Karl needs to STFU.