Friday, 9/5/14, Public Square

The military industrial complex creates its own business.

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27 responses to “Friday, 9/5/14, Public Square

  1. The military industrial complex creates its own business and its own multi-billionaires you never have enough wealth piled up, thus need constant war.

  2. Andy Borowitz —

    (from the link): Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz) and Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) led the attack on Thursday, blasting Obama for failing to craft a stupid response to crises in Iraq, Syria, and Ukraine.

    “Instead of reacting to these events with the haste and recklessness they deserve, the President has chosen to waste valuable time thinking,” McCain said. “This goes against the most fundamental principles of American foreign policy.”

    Graham also expressed frustration with the President, telling reporters, “The American people are waiting for President Obama to do something stupid, but their patience is wearing thin.”

    In his most withering criticism, McCain called Obama’s “stubborn refusal to do stupid stuff” a failure of leadership. “If I were President, you can bet your bottom dollar I would have done plenty of stupid stuff by now,” he said.

    Growing Pressure on Obama to Do Something Stupid

  3. Well- Bob McDonnell and his lovely Mrs. both got what they deserved…

    And to think – Bobby Boy ran on the infamous Family Values GOP platform.

    Just think – Bobby Boy threw his wife under the bus in his defense to save his own skin.

    Just think – Bobby Boy rejected a plea deal that would have him pleading guilty to one charge (non-felony) and his wife would have not been charged at all.

    Bobby Boy rejected that offer….

    Now …it appears Bobby Boy and his lovely Mrs. will both be wearing prison orange jump suits.

    You just cannot make this stuff up…..

  4. An interesting interactive map showing how much of OUR tax money went to people in other states. Thank goodness some states are helping their residents!

    “The 23 states that have refused Medicaid expansion under Obamacare will be sending $152 billion in taxes paid over the next 10 years to states that did expand. That’s from a McClatchy analysis of Urban Institute data. . . . That’s not even counting the negative economic impact that the state is experiencing because of hospital closures. The 23 states that didn’t take the expansion money are losing out on $170 billion just in payments to hospitals, and at the same time those hospitals are having to absorb cuts.”

    Leaving Money on the Table
    The amount of federal funds, in billions, that 24 states lost by refusing to expand Medicaid

    MAP: Your State Lost Billions by Refusing to Expand Medicaid

  5. LOL by being considered “white, Christian and Republican” on Facebook. It is amazing the garbage I get on their! I just came from there and man I spend the last hour rebutting and refuting so much of it! The President is against white people. He is still a Islamic plant and a Communist are the mildest ones today. Gee I have not done anything physical today and already I am tired!

  6. LOL mom’s dog is now my best buddy, he loves to go places so I bought him a doggy seat belt ! He now even if I look toward the dog gets excited! My mom is still in recovery and it has been said they will need to go in and do another resetting of her thigh bone. so no idea when she get to come home? LOL I figured it out long ago getting older is not for sissies


    Please someone, tell me the difference between Obama promoting that Solyndra plant that went bankrupt and this Republican governor making a deal worth $5 billion to get the new Tesla battery factory to locate in Nevada?

    What if Tesla goes bankrupt or the electric cars Tesla wants to produce will be sabotaged – just as in the past when gas-fueled car makers wanted to get rid of their competition.

    Will these same Republicans high-fiving one another be outraged at their Republican governor for not following the constitution by picking winners and losers?

    Just asking….


    During this week, we have heard about the leaking of celebrity nude photos. This is an invasion of privacy issue.

    Okay – how about this Arkansas Athletic Director making offensive remarks about a player’s mother that is picked up by an open mike?

    This guy states that he made these remarks in a private conversation and did not know there was an open mike.

    Was this guy deserving to be made to resign – or did he resign because the university did not want to even go down this road?

    In this new world of technology – ie cameras and microphones everywhere – is our right to privacy being taken away?

    This Athletic Director seems to think it is okay to make offensive remarks about a player’s mother to his friends – even when he is there at that sporting event representing the university.

    Is this thinking okay? Does this guy have the right to claim he was having a private conversation?


    Isn’t it very telling how loud these NRA gun nuts are screaming about this Moms Demand Action group using their guaranteed right to freedom of speech.

    This group is active and not afraid to take on the big boys. Of course, it helps to know Michael Bloomberg is backing them with his money.

    Hey – if the Koch Brothers can use their money to push their groups – so can Bloomberg.

    • Well, well, the shit is about to hit the fan. Very soon you won’t be able to tune into a local television station, or an AM radio station without non-stop mud-slinging political ads. The National Republican Committee has sent in a hit-guy to aid and assist Senator Roberts in his reelection campaign. I also think very soon we will be hearing more about Greg Orman than we ever wanted to know. I suspect much of it will be slanted and the truth will be stretched much farther than it should be! I’m copying and pasting more than I should but I think the link might be behind a firewall.

      (from the link): Leroy Towns has stepped down as campaign manager for Sen. Pat Roberts, R-Kan., after an underwhelming primary performance last month and low polling in recent weeks.

      Towns had worked with Roberts for decades, since his first congressional run in 1980. He said that he was with Roberts and his wife when they decided to purchase a home in the Washington, D.C., area after that victory. That home has become an issue on the campaign trail 34 years later.

      Clay Barker, executive director of the Kansas Republican Party, confirmed that Towns packed his office Thursday and left the campaign. He was not sure if Towns was asked to leave or decided to on his own.

      “I do not know who is running the Roberts campaign at the moment,” Barker said in a phone call.

      Barker noted that he had not been informed of the change officially by the Roberts campaign, but that his understanding was that the campaign was in the midst of a changeover.

      The Roberts campaign would not immediately confirm Towns’ departure or say who had replaced him when asked Friday morning.

      The National Republican Senatorial Committee, which is chaired by Sen. Jerry Moran, R-Kan., began working with the Roberts campaign Thursday and has chosen Chris LaCivita, a veteran party consultant, to advise the campaign.

      LaCivita served as a consultant and media adviser to Swift Boat Veterans for Truth, an independent group that ran ads against John Kerry during the 2004 presidential election.

      Pat Roberts’ Senate campaign changing leadership

      • Now the truth will be found out – will Kansans be outraged that ‘outsiders’ are coming in to rescue Pat Roberts?

        Or will the old tried and true Republican Red Kansas motto still help Roberts to a victory?

        Or will Orman – portraying himself as a centrist (highly questionable?) be able to persuade enough Democrats and Independents to vote for him that Roberts does not stand a chance?

        OR will the Democrats hold their nose and vote for Roberts because they are fed up with these political tricks?

        This year will be very interesting….

      • Remember when those 100 Republicans formed a group and endorsed Democrat Paul Davis for governor – against Brownback?

        Has this group come out publicly as to what they think about the Roberts senate race?

      • Yes, just before Chad Taylor tried to drop out of the race they endorsed Greg Orman. Seems Orman has some very well hidden and powerful people behind him. That’s much of what scares me the most. We’ve seen too many Kochettes and Tea Baggers elected to chance that is what Orman truly is. I just can’t justify trading the devil we know for the devil we don’t know. I hope we’re able to separate fact from exaggeration when this Swift Boater guy starts in so we can know more about Orman. I’d love to get rid of Roberts but …

      • Honestly I’m so confused right now I don’t know who I might vote for in November. Kobach’s antics have made me mad enough to possibly vote Orman even tho I feel that is a stupid vote. I will be listening and watching carefully!

      • I heard on MSNBC last night that Chad Taylor asked Secretary of State Kobach’s office as to what was the proper procedure – and wording – it took for his resignation letter.

        I can’t remember if this was on Rachel Maddow or Chris Hayes last night.

        Anyway – according to the news story, Chad Taylor even had Kobach’s office look at his letter and they said everything was properly done.

        So now Kobach pulls this stunt?

        What a bunch of morons….

        I don’t know about you ….but I do not like being taken for a fool. And these Republicans seem to think that is what the voters are – just a bunch of fools.

      • Do elected republicans think that because each of them received enough votes to be elected and thus decided voters must be pretty dumb?

    • One of my daughter-in-laws posted this to Facebook, it actually should be a video that one of these young men posted. They were in a relationship and one of their parents objected and went all Fox on their son. He died after falling from a height, His partner was not allow to even attend the funeral. (Foot note: As I mentioned she and her family attend Immanuel and her parents are still followers of Terry Fox. I can not express how proud of her I am at this moment! Her parents are bound to see the post.