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The Day in a Picture

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The Music of the Millenniums – I Can’t Get No Satisfaction

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Age true but no doubt all that ‘clean’ living….

 

Sunday Picks – Week 3

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Week 1
13 – 3
__________= 13 – 3 = 81%
Week 2
10 – 6
__________= 23 – 9 = 71%

Week 3
THU, SEP 19
Kansas City at Philadelphia – Pick – KC
KC will try a little harder to get a win for Reid.

SUN, SEP 22
Green Bay at Cincinnati – Pick – Green Bay
But close.

St. Louis at Dallas – Pick – Dallas
Maybe (GRINS!)

San Diego at Tennessee – Pick – San Diego
One last shot for Rivers?

Cleveland at Minnesota – Pick – Minnesota

Tampa Bay at New England – Pick – New England
I’m guessing NE has made the changes.

Arizona at New Orleans – Pick – New Orleans
Could be a blow out.

Detroit at Washington – Pick – Washington
Actually a good game. Just not great teams.

NY Giants at Carolina – Pick – NYGiants

Houston at Baltimore – Pick – Baltimore
Could be a great game.

Atlanta at Miami – Pick – Atlanta

Buffalo at NY Jets – Pick – NYJets
Indianapolis at San Francisco – Pick – San Fran
Unless Indy saw what the Hawks did.

Jacksonville at Seattle – Pick – Seattle
Unless Sea ‘overlooks’the Jags…or maybe a blow out for Seattle.

Chicago at Pittsburgh – Pick – Pittsburgh
Both teams needed to make changes. I’m guessing Pit makes the better ones.

MON, SEP 23
Oakland at Denver – Pick – Denver

A ‘Conservative’ vision for America – ‘If we get a debt ceiling crisis, it’s because Republican voters want one’

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repubs want to default

You’re standing in the road.

A car is coming.

If it hits you, it will hurt.

Republicans say….let it hit you.
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‘If we are going to have a debt ceiling and default crisis — with all of the havoc it may well entail — it may well be because Republican voters want such a crisis, even if it causes serious economic harm’.

‘No, really. That’s what a new poll shows’.

‘The new Washington Post/ABC News poll on the debt ceiling tells us something remarkable’:

 

‘This is a complicated one, but it’s worth it’.

‘The new WaPo poll asks two questions on the debt limit’.

  • ‘It finds that 46 percent of Americans want Congress to raise the debt limit “so the government can keep paying its bills and obligations,” while 43 percent want Congress “not to raise the debt limit and let the government default on paying its bills and obligations.”

‘That’s roughly an even split; the debt limit tends to poll that way’.

  • ‘Meanwhile, the poll also finds that 73 percent think not raising the debt limit would “cause serious harm to the U.S. economy,” versus only 22 percent who say it wouldn’t’.

‘How to explain the divergence? It turns out it’s largely driven by Republicans’.

‘Here’s the upshot’:

  • * “Republicans are far more likely to oppose raising the debt limit than anyone else; they say don’t raise it by 61-25”.
  • * “By contrast, Dems say raise it by 62-31, and independents split by 48-46 on raising versus not raising it”.
  • * “Republicans, however, also believe overwhelmingly that not raising it would cause serious economic harm — by 66-27. (Dems and indys tilt the same way.”)
  • ‘Among Republicans who believe not raising it would cause serious economic harm, a majority say don’t raise it by 53-32’.
  • ‘By contrast, among Americans overall who say not raising it would cause serious harm, they tilt in favor of raising it by 54-35’.

‘Independents who say not raising it would cause serious harm also tilt in favor of raising it by 58-36’.
From : http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/plum-line/wp/2013/09/18/if-we-get-a-debt-ceiling-crisis-its-because-republican-voters-want-one/

Republican Hate, Fear and Loathing – ‘Boehner Whitewashes GOP’s Debt Ceiling History’ – ‘Bush Tax Cuts Still Driving Up U.S. Debt’

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‘In its latest forecast, the Congressional Budget Office (CBO) once again confirmed that the United States does not face a near-term debt problem’.

‘Over the next few years, annual budget deficits will continue to fall in both dollar terms and as a percentage of the U.S. economy. Over the next decade, the debt will remain stable measured as a share of GDP’

‘But longer term, the American national debt will once again begin to grow rapidly as the usual suspects–an aging population and the growth in their health care costs–push Uncle Sam’s red ink to 100 percent of GDP by 2038. But perhaps the biggest culprit of all is one that largely goes unmentioned: the Bush tax cuts of 2001 and 2003’.
@ : http://www.perrspectives.com/blog/archives/002860.htm
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‘This week, House Speaker John Boehner turned to a new sleight of hand trick in his latest effort to extract draconian spending cuts as the Republicans’ price for raising the U.S. debt ceiling’.

‘Citing five examples from the past, the Speaker’s “Fact Sheet” claimed that “Coupling efforts to reduce America’s debt and deficit with increases in the debt limit is a common-sense policy that has been used under Presidents Ronald Reagan, George H.W. Bush, Bill Clinton – and, most recently, President Obama himself.”

‘Of course, what Speaker Boehner doesn’t mention is far more important than what he does’.

‘After all, since 1980, the U.S. government has increased the nation’s borrowing authority 40 times’.

‘That includes 17 debt ceiling hikes under President Ronald Reagan, who tripled the national debt during his eight years in office’.

‘That once-routine practice also featured seven increases for George W. Bush, who during his tenure in the White House nearly doubled the national debt again thanks to the Bush tax cuts, two wars, TARP and the unfunded Medicare prescription drug program’.

‘That laundry list also featured a “clean” $800 billion debt limit jump in 2004’.

‘And as it turns out, John Boehner along with Senator Minority Leader Mitch McConnell and House Minority Leader Eric Cantor voted for all of it’.

From : http://www.perrspectives.com/blog/archives/002857.htm

House Republicans Doing The ‘People’s Work’ – ‘Senate Republicans, Chamber of Commerce Call On House GOP To Abandon Shutdown Threat’

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Well the ‘work’ of doing nothing. But that’s the Republican Party now.

Being led around by a small minority.

Now THAT’S ‘leadership’ isn’t it Speaker Boehner.

‘Senate Republicans and the Chamber of Commerce are urging House Republicans to back off their threats of a government shutdown or debt default if President Barack Obama doesn’t agree to defund or delay Obamacare’.

‘The calls intensified on Wednesday after House GOP leaders said they would move forward with a continuing resolution that defunds Obamacare at the potential risk of a government shutdown at the end of the month if Democrats refuse to blink’.

“I don’t think shutting down the government is going to be productive,” Sen. Kelly Ayotte (R-NH) said Wednesday during an appearance on CNN’.

“I think we should make every effort we can to make sure we stop this law but I don’t believe they should shut down the government to do so. And I don’t think that is a strategy that is good for America.”

‘The Chamber of Commerce wrote a open letter to the House, in reference to the GOP’s stopgap funding bill, urging lawmakers not to risk a shutdown — or worse, a default on the national debt when the government reaches its borrowing limit in mid-October — warning of the economic harm that could result’.

“It is not in the best interest of the U.S. business community or the American people to risk even a brief government shutdown that might trigger disruptive consequences or raise new policy uncertainties washing over the U.S. economy,” wrote R. Bruce Josten, a top lobbyist at the Chamber’.

“Likewise, the U.S. Chamber respectfully urges the House of Representatives to raise the debt ceiling in a timely manner and thus eliminate any question of threat to the full faith
and credit of the United States government.”

‘House Republican leaders didn’t want a confrontation over Obamacare but were coerced into it by conservative lawmakers who refused to support their original stopgap measure to lock in low spending levels without the threat of a shutdown’.
From : http://www.talkingpointsmemo.com/dc/senate-republicans-chamber-of-commerce-call-on-house-gop-to-abandon-shutdown-threat

A ‘Conservative’ vision for America – ‘While We’re At It, Let’s Go Ahead and Authorize the Next War’!

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‘Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) said Tuesday he’s working on legislation that would give the president the green light to attack Iran if negotiations over the country’s alleged nuclear weapons program stall’.
From : http://www.washingtonmonthly.com/political-animal-a/2013_09/while_were_at_it_lets_go_ahead046951.php

One Man’s trash….. – ‘New PAC Wants Newt Gingrich to Challenge Warner in Va.’

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Grins!

Chuckles!

Laughs!!

Rolls On The Floor Laughing My As* Off!!!!!

Go ahead Newt and run in a State that’s slowly turning ‘blue’ and tell us how you want to fire janitors and replace them with kids working for their living.

‘The Draft Newt PAC wants the former Republican House Speaker to challenge Democrat Sen. Mark Warner, who is popular in the state and has not drawn strong opposition’.
From : http://www.newsmax.com/newswidget/gingrich-pac-challenge-warner/2013/09/18/id/526512?promo_code=F993-1&utm_source=politicalwire&utm_medium=nmwidget&utm_campaign=widgetphase1

 

Chuck Todd approved – ‘WATCH: Fox News Uses One Doofy Surfer To Justify Taking Food Stamps From Millions’

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Because it’s not the media’s job to correct lies is it Todd?

‘Wonder why Fox News is reporting about SNAP benefits, formerly known as food stamps, right now’?

‘Could it be that House Republicans are preparing to cut millions of Americans off the program that is often the only thing keeping working families out of poverty’?

‘To prove their point, they’re focusing on Jason Greenslate, FOOD STAMP RECIPIENT’.

‘The vast majority of SNAP households (75 percent, according to the Congressional Budget Office) have a child, a person over the age of 60, or a disabled person. Greenslate’s yearly benefit represents 0.000003 percent of the annual SNAP budget. He is in no way representative of SNAP recipients, and his behavior is atypical — waste and fraud within the SNAP program is actually pretty rare’.

‘Media Matters‘ Simon Maloy points out that Fox focused nine minutes of its special “The Great Food Stamp Binge” on Greenslate to create the false impression that he is a typical beneficiary of the program’:
‘A new study shows that food stamps kept four million Americans out of poverty in 2012’.
From : http://www.nationalmemo.com/watch-fox-news-uses-one-doofy-surfer-to-justify-taking-food-stamps-from-millions/

Why America Is failing – ‘Chuck Todd: It’s Not Media’s Job To Correct GOP’s Obamacare Falsehoods’

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Actually it IS media’s job Chuck. To report the truth.

To me, Chuck Todd was one of the few actual ‘journalists’ left in journalism.

When talking about information that was false, he would actually say it was false and explain the actual facts.

Until yesterday.

Mr Todd, you moved the bar on journalism.

It’s not just to report….it’s to report the truth.

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‘MSNBC host Chuck Todd said Wednesday that when it comes to misinformation about the new federal health care law, don’t expect members of the media to correct the record’.

‘During a segment on “Morning Joe,” former Pennsylvania Gov. Ed Rendell (D) speculated that most opponents of the Affordable Care Act have been fed erroneous information about the law. Todd said that Republicans “have successfully messaged against it” but he disagrees with those who argue that the media should educate the public on the law. According to Todd, that’s President Barack Obama’s job’.

“But more importantly, it would be stuff that Republicans have successfully messaged against it,” Todd told Rendell. “They don’t repeat the other stuff because they haven’t even heard the Democratic message. What I always love is people say, ‘Well, it’s you folks’ fault in the media.’ No, it’s the President of the United States’ fault for not selling it.”

Updates : On Twitter :
‘Chuck Todd ? @chucktodd’

“Somebody decided to troll w/mislding headline: point I actually made was folks shouldn’t expect media to do job WH has FAILED to do re: ACA”

2nd Update : On Twitter :

‘Chuck Todd ? @chucktodd’

“I was NOT saying it isn’t job of journos to call out lies, I said it was not job of media to sell WH’s health care message, it is WH’s job”
From : http://talkingpointsmemo.com/livewire/chuck-todd-it-s-not-media-s-job-to-correct-gop-s-obamacare-falsehoods-video

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