‘Senator Joni Ernst forgot to mention the teeny-
tiny $460,000 in federal subsidies her family
received via the farm subsidy program’.
‘The District-Sentinel reports’:
“The truth about her family’s farm roots and
living within one’s means, however, is more
“Relatives of Ernst (née: Culver), based in Red
Oak, Iowa (population: 5,568) have received over
$460,000 in farm subsidies between 1995 and 2009″.
“Ernst’s father, Richard Culver, was given $14,705
in conservation payments and $23,690 in commodity
subsidies by the federal government–with all but
twelve dollars allocated for corn support”.
“Richard’s brother, Dallas Culver, benefited from
$367,141 in federal agricultural aid, with over
$250,000 geared toward corn subsidies”.
“And the brothers’ late grandfather Harold Culver
received $57,479 from Washington—again, mostly
corn subsidies—between 1995 and 2001. He passed
away in January 2003″.
“The Sentinel cross-referenced the Environmental
Working Group farm subsidy database with open
source information to verify the Culvers’ interest
in the Department of Agriculture’s crop support
“Sen. Ernst’s family’s financial interest notably
came up once during her campaign”.
“In October, Salon reported that Richard’s
construction company was awarded $215,665 in
contracts from the Montgomery County government in
2009 and 2010, while Ernst was the body’s
“The bids won by Culver included Federal Emergency
Management Agency projects worth $204,794”.
From : http://crooksandliars.com/2015/01/joni-
‘At the 43:25 minute mark, President Obama actually said ‘:
“I’ve heard some folks try to dodge the evidence by saying they’re not scientists; that we don’t have enough information to act. Well, I’m not a scientist, either. But you know what — I know a lot of really good scientists at NASA, and NOAA, and at our major universities. The best scientists in the world are all telling us that our activities are changing the climate, and if we do not act forcefully, we’ll continue to see rising oceans, longer, hotter heat waves, dangerous droughts and floods, and massive disruptions that can trigger greater migration, conflict, and hunger around the globe.”
‘Instead, the entire section is skipped’.
From : http://thinkprogress.org/climate/2015/01/21/3613732/you-cant-handle-the-truth/
If you don’t know what to say….shut up.
Remember it is better to remain silent and be thought the fool then to speak and remove all doubt.
No one doubts Republican National Committee chairman Reince Priebus.
Stein: “Can ask about immigration reform. In the official GOP response it wasn’t mentioned but in the official Spanish-language GOP response it was. A cynic might read into that a little bit but I’m not a cynic can you explain what happened”.
Priebus: “I don’t know I mean I”,
“I think look I”,
“I did an actuality yesterday too so we sent out to all affiliates that can take clips”
“and I think that too in today’s political world you’re gonna have”
“and I think if you look at the Democrats say you’re gonna see almost every senator every congressman send out a press release with their response”.
“I don’t think it’s that strange to have multiple people giving multiple responses —”
Roberts: “Yes but why not immigration in the official response, in English”.
(Hint – It’s Obama’s fault…..)
Priebus (looking down): “B-b-b-because I think the President kinda screwed things up in regard to immigration reform by overreaching, by taking his executive action and – um—”
Mika: “Wouldn’t that be why to bring it up in the response”?
Preibus (unable to answer, decides to pivot by tossing hot ball at Obama, inaccurately claiming the President’s actions on immigration are illegal):
(Another hint – it’s STILL Obama’s fault…..)
“Well, I mean, you know I think we’ve been talking about this executive amnesty action the President’s taken illegally for a long time and I think until that gets resolved it’s very difficult to go back and conduct any other kind of immigration reform”.
“Look, I’m not the policy guy, (no shit) I certainly have a lot of opinions as you can tell…”.
From : http://www.politicususa.com/2015/01/21/rnc-chair-explain-republicans-mentioned-immigration-spanish-language-version-sotu-response.html
When Republicans use ‘regulations’ it’s good.
‘A public opinion survey of more than 1,000 likely 2016 voters, released last week by the Center for American Progress, found that the idea of stopping the creation of new national parks and monuments is one of the most unpopular ideas that the new Congress is considering, with nearly seven out of ten respondents expressing opposition’.
‘Just hours after President Obama’s State of the Union address highlighted the effort to protect more public lands and waters than any other administration, the U.S. Senate is poised to vote on a controversial and unpopular proposal that aims to block the protection of new parks, monuments, and historic sites around the country’.
‘Nebraska Senator Deb Fischer’s (R) proposal, which is being offered as an amendment to a bill that would approve the Keystone XL tar sands pipeline, would add additional paperwork and cost to every locally-driven conservation effort that requires federal designation or land purchase by a U.S. agency’.
From : http://thinkprogress.org/climate/2015/01/21/3613649/senate-targets-national-parks/