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A Republican vision for America – ‘Rep. Kingston: We will ‘gain as a society’ by forcing hungry kids to sweep floors to eat’


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Shades of Newt Gingrich.

Oh and FYI on Jack’s net worth?

‘Jack Kingston (R-Ga), 2011 – ‘Net Worth: From $2,269,648 to $3,532,637’
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Poor children are lazy and need to work for what their betters ‘give’ them.

‘A Republican congressman from Georgia who is hoping to be party’s next Senate nominee said over the weekend that poor children should have to pay or sweep floors if they wanted to eat school lunches’.

“I’m on the Agriculture Committee, we have jurisdiction over the school lunch,” Rep. Jack Kingston explained to the Jackson County Republican Party in a clip obtained by The Huffington Post’s Amanda Terkel. “School lunch program is very expensive.”

“But one of the things I’ve talked to the secretary of agriculture about: Why don’t you have the kids pay a dime, pay a nickel to instill in them that there is, in fact, no such thing as a free lunch?” he suggested. “Or maybe sweep the floor of the cafeteria –– and yes, I understand that that would be an administrative problem, and I understand that it would probably lose you money.”

“But think what we would gain as a society in getting people — getting the myth out of their head that there is such a thing as a free lunch,” Kingston added’.

“Really poor children, in really poor neighborhoods have no habits of working and have nobody around them who works so they have no habit of showing up on Monday,” the Georgia Republican insisted. “They have no habit of staying all day, they have no habit of I do this and you give me cash, unless it is illegal.”
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Republican Hate, Fear & Loathing – ‘Deniers Of Man-Made Climate Change Shut Down Again, This Time On Reddit’

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I understand that people, including myself, can and are ‘against’ some things.

But if I am, then it is based on sound, reasoned and intelligent ground work to come to my conclusions.

Not so with most teabaggers and by extension – as Republicans still and will fear the teabaggers constant threats of them not being conservative enough and therefore not a ‘real American – Republicans.

‘A study put together about a year ago showed that 97% of the scientific community agrees on man-made climate change. DeSmogBlog posted its own study that showed only 23 peer-reviewed papers out of nearly 14,000 denied man-made climate change’.

‘Nathan Allen, moderator of a science forum on Reddit, banned climate change deniers from posting and commenting on his forum’.

‘The move sparked outrage about censorship and silencing the opposition. The problem is, according to Allen, these people were rude and uninformed’.

‘He wanted to keep people there focused on talking about real science. Submissions have to relate to recent articles in peer-reviewed journals, not opinions or biased blogs’.

‘Reddit is not the first place to shut down climate deniers’.

‘The Los Angeles Times stopped publishing letters to the editor based on climate change denial’.

‘Paul Thornton, L.A. Times’ letters editor, said that they don’t publish letters based on fiction’.

‘Of course, deniers of man-made climate change were just as upset with that decision as they were with Allen’s decision. They called the paper out for silencing those with opposing views on man-made climate change’.

‘Thornton replied to those skeptics with, “When deciding which letters should run among hundreds on such weighty matters as climate change, I must rely on the experts — in other words, those scientists with advanced degrees who undertake tedious research and rigorous peer review.”
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Oops! – teabagger ALert!! – ‘Tea Party group blasts wrong Rep. King’

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(Shakes head) Jeezzz……

‘The conservative Tea Party Express targeted Rep. King for blistering criticism Wednesday — it just hit the wrong one’.

‘The conservative outside group blasted out an email Wednesday criticizing Rep. Peter King (R-N.Y.), who formed a leadership PAC this week aimed at thwarting conservative members like Sens. Ted Cruz (Texas) and Rand Paul (Ky.)’.

‘However, the group accidently named Rep. Steve King (R-Iowa), a staunch conservative and vocal opponent of comprehensive immigration reform. The group quickly corrected itself’.

“CORRECTION: We sent out this email earlier and made a glaring error that we apologize for,” the email said, this time naming Peter King. “We mistakenly wrote Steve King when it is Peter King that we have issue with”.
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