Saturday, 10/13/12, Public Square


by | October 13, 2012 · 5:00 am

10 responses to “Saturday, 10/13/12, Public Square

  1. (from the link): “When President Barack Obama took office, things began to change for the better. He started the end of the war in Iraq, sending thousands of troops home to their families. He also ended the stop-loss policy, which had previously held many soldiers past the end of their enlistment contracts. He revoked the requirement for veterans to provide documentation of their traumatic experiences, making it easier for soldiers suffering from PTSD to claim benefits; and most importantly, during President Obama’s time in office, Osama Bin Laden was killed, giving our family closure that our struggles weren’t in vain.”

    First Person: A Military Family for Barack Obama

  2. Today, two days after the debate, Ryan is still laughable!

    Moody’s Chief Economist On Romney’s Tax Plan: ‘The Arithmetic Doesn’t Work’

    Closing all the loopholes and ending all of the deductions currently given to the wealthy does not make up for the losses of giving everyone in the country, particularly the wealthy, another tax break. The only way Romney’s plan will not add to the deficit is if middle class families pay over $2,000 more in taxes annually.

  3. “Religious institutions that use government power in support of themselves and force their views on persons of other faiths, or of no faith, undermine all our civil rights. Moreover, state support of an established religion tends to make the clergy unresponsive to their own people, and leads to corruption within religion itself. Erecting the ‘wall of separation between church and state,’ therefore, is absolutely essential in a free society.” ― Thomas Jefferson

    US election: Church and State separation gone too far, says Mitt Romney
    The separation of Church and State has been taken too far in America and religion should be restored to public life, Mitt Romney has said.

    • And which religion? Is Mitt Romney talking about the Islam religion? That is also protected under the Constitution that Mitt so freely paraphrases to suit his audience.

  4. We found out! Yes, lies come naturally to Ryan, he has nothing more, Let’s all remember what Matt Taibbi said, “Biden did absolutely roll his eyes, snort, laugh derisively and throw his hands up in the air whenever Ryan trotted out his little beady-eyed BS-isms.

    But he should have! He was absolutely right to be doing it. We all should be doing it.”

    Read more:

    • wicked

      Because I love Matt and the fact that he can explain number things to me so I understand them, I read the article. Every word was true, and he admitted that he wasn’t crazy about the current administration.

      What absolutely blows my mind are the comments. What I saw there and see everywhere, even in the local newsrag, is the childish nastiness from Republicans. They have nothing to show but name calling. You don’t agree with them? You’re a POS. One comment to another was, “You need to add BIATCH to your list (as in bio description).” Really? Seriously, people, this is grade school crap. If someone says or writes something you disagree with, how hard is it to say, “I disagree” ??? Then give your reason.

      It’s too bad Biden had to use Republican-style manners to get his point across in the debate. But when you’re dealing with a bunch of pussy whining POS liars, there isn’t much else. (Oops! My short Republican past is showing. I’ve been reading too many Republican comments.)

    • wicked, this is what I want to say to them —

  5. Everyone should know by now that all a Romney presidency would bring are bigger tax cuts and advantages for the wealthy and huge corporations, wars — yes Romney wants to send other people’s children to wars all across the globe, rights taken away from women, gays and minorities, and much larger debt and deficits!


    The 6 Studies Paul Ryan Cited Prove Mitt Romney’s Tax Plan Is Impossible

    Paul Ryan finally had enough time to go through the math of the Romney tax plan during the vice-presidential debate. He didn’t use it. Ryan filibustered instead. About the most specific he got was citing “six studies” he said vindicate the plan’s mathematical plausibility.

    Except they don’t.

    Romney’s tax plan is a three-legged stool that doesn’t stand.

  6. Program this number into your cell phone for voter problems.

    Voter Hotline — 866-OUR-VOTE (1-866-687-8683)

    Voters can also send Tweets about problems to @866ourvote.

    Tweets should include a description of the problem and a hashtag+zip code (ex. #22205). If you know your voting precinct number, add this to the tweet.

    Also include a hashtag of “EP” + state abbreviation – if you are a voter in Virginia, you’d include “#EPVA” as well as #EP2010. The latter will be used to help aggregate all voter issues that get tweeted.

    A sample Tweet would be:

    @866ourvote Diebold voting machine malfunction #22205 – Precinct4 #EPVA #EP2010