Sheldon compared to a Monkey
Paul Ryan’s actual remarks :
Ryan: “Absolutely. And so, that’s this tailspin or spiral that we’re looking at in our communities. You know your buddy (conservative scholar) Charles Murray or (public policy professor) Bob Putnam over at Harvard, those guys have written books on this, which is we have got this tailspin of culture in our inner cities, in particular, of men not working and just generations of men not even thinking about working or learning the value and the culture of work; and so there’s a real culture problem here that has to be dealt with”.
@ : http://www.politifact.com/wisconsin/article/2014/mar/14/context-paul-ryans-poverty-comments-racial-attack/
For a real thril google Charles Murray and then ask yourself why Paul Ryan would promote him and his ideas.
And then tell me Ryan wasn’t being a racist.
RACINE, Wisconsin — ‘If you could pinpoint the moment when Paul Ryan lost control of his message on Wednesday, it was when he began explaining to an African American constituent why his recent comments about lazy “inner city” men actually had nothing to do with race’.
“You said what you meant,” Alfonso Gardner, a 61-year-old African American man from Racine, told Ryan at a town hall meeting. “[Inner city is] a code word for black.”
‘Ryan remained defiant though. “There is nothing whatsoever about race in my comments at all,” he said. He admonished Gardner for drawing a connection between his “inner city” remarks and race. “I think when we throw these charges around, it should be based on something.”
‘Americans For Prosperity is struggling to find a way to attack Obamacare that fits the facts’.
‘The Koch-funded conservative activist group is spending millions of dollars on TV ads aimed at undermining the Affordable Care Act and unseating Democratic senators who voted for it in their 2014 reelection fights’.
‘But the ads keep falling flat upon examination of their claims’.
‘In response, AFP shifted course and decided to strike an emotional chord against Obamacare without claiming people were worse off as a result of it. That tactic was employed in its latest ad, which features a woman speaking to the camera’.
“People don’t like political ads. I don’t like them either. But health care isn’t about politics,” the woman says. “It’s about people. And millions of people have lost their health insurance, millions of people can’t see their own doctors, and millions are paying more and getting less.”
‘It turns out even that ad was a swing and a miss’.
‘PolitiFact looked into the claim that people were “paying more and getting less” under Obamacare’.
‘Data from the Kaiser Family Foundation reveals that insurance premiums have increased at a slower rate since Obamacare passed than was the case before it became law’.
‘The “getting less” claim is even more curious because Obamacare imposes minimum standards for insurance policies and beefs up regulations to guarantee coverage for people with preexisting conditions, cap annual out-of-pocket costs and prevent people from being thrown off their plan’.
“At worst, they’re paying more to get more, though in many cases they’re actually paying less,” PolitiFact concluded. “We rate this claim False.”
From : http://talkingpointsmemo.com/dc/koch-obamacare-ad-politifact-false
‘Phoenix news anchor Catherine Anaya acknowledged on Thursday that she didn’t have things quite right earlier this week when she said White House press secretary Jay Carney gets questions in advance from reporters’.
‘Anaya gave plenty of fodder to conservatives and media critics alike when she recounted her time with Carney during an “off-the-record” meeting in Washington this week. The right’s favorite newshound Matt Drudge splashed the story across his front page’.
‘The statement, attributed to Anaya, was put online on Thursday by KPHO. However, soon after it was posted, the station pulled it down’.
‘Scott Davis, a senior assignment editor at KPHO, told TPM in an email that it wasn’t ready to be published’.
“The statement that mistakenly got posted was incomplete and not ready to be released,” he said in an email. “That is why we had to take it down. We will be updating it but I do not know when.”
‘In an email to TPM on Thursday, Anaya said’ :
“As a local journalist I had no issue providing my proposed question in advance because I wanted to make sure it was an appropriate for a national briefing and I wanted to make sure it was appropriate for Mr. Carney but in discussing it with a staff member the night before we decided I would save it for the president,” she wrote in the email”.
“I was attempting to not waste national time on a local question but in my attempt at explaining that I unintentionally made it sound like that experience applied to everyone. That is my mistake and I own up to it.”
“My mistake was to lump that experience with my coffee meeting reference, inadvertently giving Mr. Carney credit for that when in fact it did not come from him. I regret giving anyone the impression that it was from conversation I had with Mr. Carney”.
“I do not attend those briefings regularly and cannot speak directly to the process for non-visiting journalists”.
“None of my observations stemmed from my off-the-record meeting with Jay Carney”.
From : http://talkingpointsmemo.com/livewire/catherine-anaya-carney-questions-advance-retracts
Now every time you read a pro or con on the Keystone Pipeline, take THAT information into account……
‘You might expect the biggest lease owner in Canada’s oil sands, or tar sands, to be one of the international oil giants, like Exxon Mobil or Royal Dutch Shell’.
‘But that isn’t the case’.
‘The biggest lease holder in the northern Alberta oil sands is a subsidiary of Koch Industries, the privately-owned cornerstone of the fortune of conservative Koch brothers Charles and David’.
‘The Koch Industries subsidiary holds leases on 1.1 million acres — an area nearly the size of Delaware — in the oil sands region of Alberta, Canada, according to an activist group that studied Alberta provincial records’.
‘The Post confirmed the group’s findings with Alberta Energy, the provincial government’s ministry of energy’.
‘Separately, industry sources familiar with oil sands leases said Koch’s lease holdings could be closer to two million acres’.
‘The companies with the next biggest net acreage positions in oil sands leases are Conoco Phillips and Shell, both close behind’.
From : http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/wonkblog/wp/2014/03/20/the-biggest-land-owner-in-canadas-oil-sands-isnt-exxon-mobil-or-conoco-phillips-its-the-koch-brothers/
The danger of anti science.
‘Once in a while, in the course of other research, we’ll stumble across something that is a little bit old but is still too good not to post’.
‘So it is with this 2011 lecture by Michael Peroutka, founder of the Institute on the Constitution, in which he argues that not only is the theory of evolution “anti-American” but that “the promotion of evolution is an act of disloyalty to America.”
“There exists a creator God. He is the God of the Bible. He is not Allah, nor any of the Hindu deities, nor is he the God that is in the wind or in the trees or some other impersonal force. He created us. We did not evolve from apes or slimy, swampy things.”
“What I am saying is that the promotion of evolution is an act of disloyalty to America,” he explains. “What I’m saying is that there is no way you could promote or believe in evolution and sing ‘God Bless America’ during the 7th inning stretch.”
“All men are created equal, they are not evolved equal, get it?” he adds. “So evolution is anti-American.”
From : http://www.rightwingwatch.org/content/michael-peroutka-promotion-evolution-act-disloyalty-america
Just like Democrats don’t vote in mid trems elections, rank and file Republicans don’t vote in primarys.
And that is how the teabaggers and thr Religious Right took over the Republican Party.
‘Susanne Atanus won her primary election for Illinois’ 9th district, with 54% of the vote’.
‘Back in January, she made headlines for saying’:
“I am a conservative Republican and I believe in God first. God is angry. We are provoking him with abortions and same-sex marriage and civil unions. Same-sex activity is going to increase AIDS. If it’s in our military it will weaken our military. We need to respect God.”
From : http://www.addictinginfo.org/2014/03/20/susanne-atanus-of-gay-rights-cause-tornadoes-fame-wins-il-9th-district-gop-primary/
‘Keep in mind about Kingston that an investigation by Georgia’s WSAV 3 found that the congressman had expensed $4,182 worth of lunches for his office over the past three years’.
‘The news channel also found that Kingston also expensed $145,391 worth of meals for campaign events’.
‘Expensed’ means taxpayers paid for it.
‘Rep. Jack Kingston (GA), the Republican Senate candidate who suggested poor students should sweep floors to earn their school lunches, has a new ad out focused on his frugal ways’.
‘Kingston in the ad, called “Responsibility,” starts out describing the old station wagon he still drives’.
“This car has been with the Kingston family for almost 20 years,” Kingston said. “I drive it because it still runs. And growing up my parents taught me the value of every hard-earned dollar.”
From : http://talkingpointsmemo.com/livewire/jack-kingston-ad-responsibility-spending