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ILAL

Bronx, NY

#883 Feb 10, 2013
ZCs wrote:
Rant!!!
If the 2012 elections proved anything, it's that words matter. Unfortunate comments about rape by Rep. Todd Akin (R) in Missouri and Treasurer Richard Mourdock (R) in Indiana likely cost the Republican Party two Senate seats they otherwise would have won.
And Mitt Romney's infamous "47 percent" remarks may have cost Republicans the White House as well.
It was so bad that Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal (R) even urged his party last month to "stop being the stupid party."
With that in mind, here's a round up of the 10 most controversial comments — some inflammatory, some just plain crazy — made by Republican politicians in the first month of 2013:
1. "I think video games is a bigger problem than guns, because video games affect people."
— Sen. Lamar Alexander (R-Tenn.), quoted by Kotaku.
2. "We will look forward to interrogating him at his hearing next week, mercilessly. We will bring him back for only time waterboarding to get the truth out of him."
— Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.), quoted by Politico, joking that he'll get the truth out of Sen. John Kerry (D-Mass.) when he faces confirmation hearings to be the next secretary of state.
3. "They are used to defend our property and our families and our faith and our freedom, and they are absolutely essential to living the way God intended for us to live."
— California Rep. Tim Donnelly (R), talking about guns on The Bottom Line.
4. "These are people who are going to have to answer to a much higher power than me about why they have appealed and appealed and appealed."
With idiots like that, it's the reason they lost big in 2012.
ZCs

Bronx, NY

#884 Feb 16, 2013
RANT!!!!!!!!!

Spanish people are lazy AND stealing all the jobs. At the same time. Lazy, but also taking all the jobs because they work so much AND because they are lazy. Are you following me?

If we give all the money to the rich and don't tax them at all, eventually it will trickle down and the rich will give us back some of the money we gave them before. Totally.

Barney Frank destroyed the economy and President George W Bush was helpless to stop him.

Guns don't kill people, video games featuring guns kill people.

Taxing and spending are bad. Anyone who disagrees is a commie. Except Military Spending.

Anyone who wants to cut Military Spending isn't serious about national defense. That's why Republican Senators have filibustered the Secretary of Defense for the first time in US history even though he is a Republican, because they are worried that National Defense isn't going to be taken seriously.

The government that lets you have all the guns you want is evil. Sure they let you have every gun in the world but it is really a secret plot and they are also evil and plotting to put us all in FEMA camps and they are stockpiling bullets and they are gunna take all the guns they let us have away because tyranny.

Anything Michele Bachmann says...

Honestly, the messages coming out of the Republican party makes less sense than the final season of Lost. They want small government that gets out of the marketplace and gets into a woman's vagina against her will. Then they wonder why women won't vote for them. They think Texas is proof that their no tax ideas work because of look at all the minimum wage poverty level jobs Texas has created and nevermind the fact that Texas is grossly dependent on Federal Tax dollars they receive from states like New York, Massachusetts and that terrible backwards third world economy known as California. In Republican world all of the leading urban centers of commerce and culture are a drag on the booming paradise that is Texas. Republicans have lost their fucking minds, and their attempts to explain why we should stick with the juvenile, simple minded self serving economic bullshit dreamed up by an eleven year old Grover Norquist in his bubble bath only make sense if you are fucking stupid. The kind of people who like Sarah Palin and buy Glenn Beck's books kind of stupid.
Teddy R

Mclean, VA

#885 Feb 16, 2013
Zero Comments the Serial Cut-n-Paste Plagiarizer wrote:
RANT!!!!!!!!!
(plagiarized bullshit snipped)
Stealing from the Daily KOS and passing their intellectual product off as your own work now, Zero?

http://www.dailykos.com/story/2013/02/15/1187...

When everyone on Topix knows you're incapable of reliably constructing a proper English sentence on your own, that only makes sense if you're stupid.
ILAL

Bronx, NY

#886 Feb 18, 2013
ZCs wrote:
RANT!!!!!!!!!
Spanish people are lazy AND stealing all the jobs. At the same time. Lazy, but also taking all the jobs because they work so much AND because they are lazy. Are you following me?
If we give all the money to the rich and don't tax them at all, eventually it will trickle down and the rich will give us back some of the money we gave them before. Totally.
Barney Frank destroyed the economy and President George W Bush was helpless to stop him.
Guns don't kill people, video games featuring guns kill people.
Taxing and spending are bad. Anyone who disagrees is a commie. Except Military Spending.
Anyone who wants to cut Military Spending isn't serious about national defense. That's why Republican Senators have filibustered the Secretary of Defense for the first time in US history even though he is a Republican, because they are worried that National Defense isn't going to be taken seriously.
The government that lets you have all the guns you want is evil. Sure they let you have every gun in the world but it is really a secret plot and they are also evil and plotting to put us all in FEMA camps and they are stockpiling bullets and they are gunna take all the guns they let us have away because tyranny.
Anything Michele Bachmann says...
Honestly, the messages coming out of the Republican party makes less sense than the final season of Lost. They want small government that gets out of the marketplace and gets into a woman's vagina against her will. Then they wonder why women won't vote for them. They think Texas is proof that their no tax ideas work because of look at all the minimum wage poverty level jobs Texas has created and nevermind the fact that Texas is grossly dependent on Federal Tax dollars they receive from states like New York, Massachusetts and that terrible backwards third world economy known as California. In Republican world all of the leading urban centers of commerce and culture are a drag on the booming paradise that is Texas. Republicans have lost their fucking minds, and their attempts to explain why we should stick with the juvenile, simple minded self serving economic bullshit dreamed up by an eleven year old Grover Norquist in his bubble bath only make sense if you are fucking stupid. The kind of people who like Sarah Palin and buy Glenn Beck's books kind of stupid.
The delusional logic of rightwing nutjobs.
That's why they lost in 2012 and will lose in 2014.
They all live in Valley of the Stupid on planet Bizarro.
ZCS

Bronx, NY

#887 Feb 21, 2013
Rant!!!!!!!!!!

Rep. K. Michael “Mike” Conaway (R-TX) has been among the most vocal critics of federal spending, claiming that massive cuts would actually create more jobs. But as he publicly pushed to stop “wasteful government spending,” he privately lobbied the National Park Service to turn the childhood home of former President George W. Bush into a National Park.

A ThinkProgress review of legislative correspondence with the U.S. Department of the Interior revealed that on September 11, 2012, Conaway wrote Secretary Ken Salazar to request a “reconnaissance Survey” of a potential new national park location. According to the log, Conaway’s letter asked that the National Park Service “look at the possibility of adding the George W. Bush childhood home as a unit of the Park Service.”

Conaway’s official biography claims he has “the credibility to be a vocal proponent in reducing the national debt,” and thinks Congress must make “tough choices” to balance the budget. Last week, Conway criticized the cost-neutral investments proposed in President Obama’s State of the Union, saying:“Halting the rise in borrowing isn’t enough; we must learn to live within our means and break our dependence on deficit spending.”

But Conaway, who was chief financial officer in the 1980′s for Bush Exploration, George W. Bush’s failed oil business, apparently makes an exception to his opposition to unnecessary government spending in the case of his longtime friend and former boss.

Beyond the cost of conducting the survey itself, every new park location means an new annual cost added to the Park Service budget. The John F. Kennedy National Historic Site, for example, receives more than $500,000 annually. The Martin Luther King Jr. National Historic Site receives more than $4 million in public funds each year. While protecting important historical landmarks and other public lands is hardly wasteful spending, it seems odd that Conaway wants to “spend what we do not have” to preserve this of all historical spots.

It is ironic that someone who is so concerned about reducing government spending would push for government funds to go to a federal takeover of the boyhood home of Bush — the President who vastly increased government spending, turned a surplus into a $1.4 trillion budget deficit, and caused many of the economic problems America from which is only beginning to recover.
Logic

United States

#888 Feb 22, 2013
Teddy R wrote:
<quoted text>
Stealing from the Daily KOS and passing their intellectual product off as your own work now, Zero?
http://www.dailykos.com/story/2013/02/15/1187...
When everyone on Topix knows you're incapable of reliably constructing a proper English sentence on your own, that only makes sense if you're stupid.
Teddy R The Racist,

Everyone on Topix know that you are an ignorant racist dope.
ZCs

Bronx, NY

#889 Feb 23, 2013
Rant!!!!!!!!!!

Pew Research released a remarkable survey this morning that gauges public opinion on pretty much every major issue facing the country. It is not an exaggeration to say that solid majorities of the American people agree with Obama and Democrats — and disagree with Republicans — on every single one of them. This is not a partisan observation. It’s what the numbers show:

Taxes and the deficit: 76 percent say the we should reduce the deficit with a combination of tax increases and spending cuts (the Democratic position), while only 19 percent say tax increases should be off the table completely (the Republican position). While a majority of those who want a combination of the two want it to be weighted towards spending cuts, that’s also the position held by many Democratic leaders (to the chagrin of the left).

Minimum wage: The public favors raising it to $9.00 per hour by 71-26. Even 50 percent of Republicans favor raising it.

Gun control: Americans favor passing major new gun legislation in the next few years by 67-29. Americans favor expanded background checks by 83-15, favor an assault weapons ban by 56-41, and favor banning high capacity magazine clips by 53-44.

Climate change: 54 percent say the most important priority for our energy supply should be developing alternative energy sources, while only 34 percent say it should be expanding exploration and production of oil, coal and natural gas. Americans favor setting stricter emission limits on power plants by 62-28.

Immigration: Here the picture is more mixed, but not by much. Forty seven percent say that border security and a path to citizenship should be given equal priority, while only 25 percent favor prioritizing only enforcement, and 25 percent favor prioritizing only a path to citizenship. But it needs to be restated that the combination of enforcement and a path to citizenship is the Democratic position. With the exception of a few Senators, most GOP lawmakers favor either enforcement only or a combination of enforcement and a murkily defined second-class status.

On every one of these major issues with the exception of the isolated assault and magazine ban policies, the GOP position is favored by roughly a third or fewer Americans. Now, in fairness to Republicans, in some cases (the economy, the deficit) Obama’s approval is lagging. But on the issues themselves, public preferences are overwhelmingly clear.
TrollBot

Abu Dhabi, UAE

#890 Feb 23, 2013
ILLogic of the Topix Racist 3 Stooges wrote:
<quoted text>
(Another juvenile and inane troll snipped)
Troll. Ignore.

"Helping ignore trolls until Topix lets you killfile the scum."
ZCs

Bronx, NY

#891 Feb 27, 2013
Rant!!!!

Today’s TEA Party Republican idiocy comes from David Halvorson (R-Sidney). Speaking in front of the Montana House of Representatives, this former director of Montana Right-to-Life sought to disprove decades of medical science regarding abortion. Halvorson says “scientific information” he’d found on the Internet shows “the evil, the absolute evil” that results from allowing women to decide whether and when they will have children.

Halvorson held forth on the classic crank argument that “abortion causes cancer,” and that women who get abortions are “six times more likely to commit suicide.”

As for his scientific evidence, Halvorson, a former voice over performer, argued that his claims are “substantiated by published literature” from a “prestigious” organization. By this he means The Elliot Institute–they’re behind the document Halvorson theatrically brandishes in the video.

This institute is little more than one imbecile who writes papers based on junk science, a man named David Reardon. Reardon received his “doctorate in biomedical ethics” from an on-line, unaccredited institution, and it shows. The Elliot Institute doesn’t follow the peer review process in scientific publishing that is designed to maintain standards and further the discovery of scientific truth. And in its ”studies” the institute cites nothing other than it’s own previous articles or letters-to-the-editor, as evidence.

So either Halvorson is incapable of discerning the difference between junk science and otherwise, or he is deliberately using junk science to deceive his colleagues into passing a bill that the legislature’s own attorneys say is unconstitutional, HB 391.
ILAL

Bronx, NY

#892 Feb 27, 2013
Logic wrote:
<quoted text>
Teddy R The Racist,
Everyone on Topix know that you are an ignorant racist dope.
You know it.
ILAL

Bronx, NY

#893 Feb 27, 2013
ZCs wrote:
Rant!!!!
Today’s TEA Party Republican idiocy comes from David Halvorson (R-Sidney). Speaking in front of the Montana House of Representatives, this former director of Montana Right-to-Life sought to disprove decades of medical science regarding abortion. Halvorson says “scientific information” he’d found on the Internet shows “the evil, the absolute evil” that results from allowing women to decide whether and when they will have children.
Halvorson held forth on the classic crank argument that “abortion causes cancer,” and that women who get abortions are “six times more likely to commit suicide.”
As for his scientific evidence, Halvorson, a former voice over performer, argued that his claims are “substantiated by published literature” from a “prestigious” organization. By this he means The Elliot Institute–they’re behind the document Halvorson theatrically brandishes in the video.
This institute is little more than one imbecile who writes papers based on junk science, a man named David Reardon. Reardon received his “doctorate in biomedical ethics” from an on-line, unaccredited institution, and it shows. The Elliot Institute doesn’t follow the peer review process in scientific publishing that is designed to maintain standards and further the discovery of scientific truth. And in its ”studies” the institute cites nothing other than it’s own previous articles or letters-to-the-editor, as evidence.
So either Halvorson is incapable of discerning the difference between junk science and otherwise, or he is deliberately using junk science to deceive his colleagues into passing a bill that the legislature’s own attorneys say is unconstitutional, HB 391.
The Tea Party are nothing but a bunch of powerless, impotent buffoons, just like their supporters.
Just Saying

Mineola, NY

#894 Feb 27, 2013
ILAL wrote:
<quoted text>
The Tea Party are nothing but a bunch of powerless, impotent buffoons, just like their supporters.
If they're so "powerless", how did they help the Republicans take back the House of Representatives from the Democrats in 2010, and hang onto it in 2012?
ZCs

Bronx, NY

#895 Mar 8, 2013
RANT!!!

AMERICA Rant!!!!

We are nearly a week into the dreaded sequester and already there is reason to believe that the spending cuts that were designed to be so
draconian and unpalatable that even the Republican party could not
stomach them are here to stay.

Despite there being widespread consensus that these cuts will be extremely damaging to the economy and that they may ultimately even increase our debt load rather than lower it, the party that pushed us over this particular fiscal cliff is refusing to budge an inch. The only question that now remains is why, and for how long more, ordinary Americans will let them get away with it.

Balancing the budget and reducing the deficit are noble goals, but when a party who claims to be all about balanced budgets, shifts the entire burden of achieving one onto the poorest and neediest in our society, while doing everything in their power to protect the pocket books of the wealthy, I would be inclined to distrust their motives. All the evidence points to the fact that our most vulnerable citizens are the ones who will be hit the hardest by the sequester cuts (more on that in a moment). Yet the GOP are already making moves to reduce the impact of the cuts on the military, while they look for even more ways to cut welfare spending that will hurt the poor.

On Monday, congressional Republicans put forth a bill ostensibly designed to prevent a government shut down at the end of the month. This is welcome news in so far as I don't think any of us could stomach another round of the kind of school yard bullying that now passes for governance in the house of representatives.

But the Republican bill, which was authored by House Appropriations Committee Chairman Hal Rogers, has come under criticism for incorporating several measures that would ease the pain of the sequester cuts on military spending, while doing nothing whatsoever to counteract the damage the cuts will inflict on domestic programs that our poorest citizens rely on. Meanwhile, both senate minority leader Mitch McConnell and house majority leader John Boehner have made it clear that any talk of revenue increases, even closing tax loopholes that only benefit the super rich, are out of the question.
ILAL

Bronx, NY

#896 Mar 15, 2013
Just Saying wrote:
<quoted text>If they're so "powerless", how did they help the Republicans take back the House of Representatives from the Democrats in 2010, and hang onto it in 2012?
The Teabagger nut loon / GOP/ Religious right wing ideology is primitive and out of date.
Their" message" in 2012 was read, listened to and IGNORED.
We're in the 21st century, not the 19th.
The greatest trick the fascist right ever pulled on the American public was fostering the obvious lie that the Teabagger Nut Loons is a genuine grass roots conservative movement.
They're a Fox News, corporate backed entity financed by the Koch brothers and Rupert Murdoch to maintain their wealth and control of the U.S. and the idiot right line up like zombies to do their bidding.
ZCs

Bronx, NY

#897 Mar 23, 2013
Rant!!!!!!!!!!

Culture warrior and Fox News host Bill O’Reilly sounded the alarms on his show yesterday over the looming threat being posed by secularists towards…the Easter bunny.

O’Reilly, perhaps best known for his annual winter jeremiads on the imminent destruction of Christmas, explained to his audience that “secular progressives” are seeking to destroy such holy biblical figures as grown men in bunny costumes so they can legalize marijuana and allow abortions on demand:

O’REILLY: Secular progressives are running wild with President Obama in the White House. They feel unchained, liberated, and they’re trying to diminish any form of religion. The goal is to marginalize religious opposition to secular programs. For example, in Canada and China a woman can have an abortion for any reason at any time. Secular progressives want that here. But traditional forces in America are in opposition. Therefore in this country, you can’t terminate a baby about to be born without a damn good reason. And if you do abort a late term baby, you could be charged with murder. SPs hate that. In Scandanavia, there are laws that say you cannot criticize minorities and if you do, you could be arrested. Secular progressives want laws like that here. Also the legalization of drugs, well under way in many places, and that is a secular cause. So, if the far left can marginalize Santa and the Easter bunny, of they can tell the children those symbols are obsolete and unnecessary, they then set the stage for a totally secular society in the future.
ILAL

Bronx, NY

#899 Apr 3, 2013
ZCs wrote:
Rant!!!!!!!!!!
Culture warrior and Fox News host Bill O’Reilly sounded the alarms on his show yesterday over the looming threat being posed by secularists towards…the Easter bunny.
O’Reilly, perhaps best known for his annual winter jeremiads on the imminent destruction of Christmas, explained to his audience that “secular progressives” are seeking to destroy such holy biblical figures as grown men in bunny costumes so they can legalize marijuana and allow abortions on demand:
O’REILLY: Secular progressives are running wild with President Obama in the White House. They feel unchained, liberated, and they’re trying to diminish any form of religion. The goal is to marginalize religious opposition to secular programs. For example, in Canada and China a woman can have an abortion for any reason at any time. Secular progressives want that here. But traditional forces in America are in opposition. Therefore in this country, you can’t terminate a baby about to be born without a damn good reason. And if you do abort a late term baby, you could be charged with murder. SPs hate that. In Scandanavia, there are laws that say you cannot criticize minorities and if you do, you could be arrested. Secular progressives want laws like that here. Also the legalization of drugs, well under way in many places, and that is a secular cause. So, if the far left can marginalize Santa and the Easter bunny, of they can tell the children those symbols are obsolete and unnecessary, they then set the stage for a totally secular society in the future.
He's a nutjob.

“2014 ! The Bar is Open !”

Since: Dec 07

Daytona Beach

#900 Apr 4, 2013
ZCs wrote:
Rant!!!!!!!!!!
Culture warrior and Fox News host Bill O’Reilly sounded the alarms on his show yesterday over the looming threat being posed by secularists towards…the Easter bunny.
O’Reilly, perhaps best known for his annual winter jeremiads on the imminent destruction of Christmas, explained to his audience that “secular progressives” are seeking to destroy such holy biblical figures as grown men in bunny costumes so they can legalize marijuana and allow abortions on demand:
O’REILLY: Secular progressives are running wild with President Obama in the White House. They feel unchained, liberated, and they’re trying to diminish any form of religion. The goal is to marginalize religious opposition to secular programs. For example, in Canada and China a woman can have an abortion for any reason at any time. Secular progressives want that here. But traditional forces in America are in opposition. Therefore in this country, you can’t terminate a baby about to be born without a damn good reason. And if you do abort a late term baby, you could be charged with murder. SPs hate that. In Scandanavia, there are laws that say you cannot criticize minorities and if you do, you could be arrested. Secular progressives want laws like that here. Also the legalization of drugs, well under way in many places, and that is a secular cause. So, if the far left can marginalize Santa and the Easter bunny, of they can tell the children those symbols are obsolete and unnecessary, they then set the stage for a totally secular society in the future.
Cut and Paste

http://thinkprogress.org/media/2013/03/22/176...

“2014 ! The Bar is Open !”

Since: Dec 07

Daytona Beach

#901 Apr 4, 2013
ZCs wrote:
RANT!!!
AMERICA Rant!!!!
We are nearly a week into the dreaded sequester and already there is reason to believe that the spending cuts that were designed to be so
draconian and unpalatable that even the Republican party could not
stomach them are here to stay.
Despite there being widespread consensus that these cuts will be extremely damaging to the economy and that they may ultimately even increase our debt load rather than lower it, the party that pushed us over this particular fiscal cliff is refusing to budge an inch. The only question that now remains is why, and for how long more, ordinary Americans will let them get away with it.
Balancing the budget and reducing the deficit are noble goals, but when a party who claims to be all about balanced budgets, shifts the entire burden of achieving one onto the poorest and neediest in our society, while doing everything in their power to protect the pocket books of the wealthy, I would be inclined to distrust their motives. All the evidence points to the fact that our most vulnerable citizens are the ones who will be hit the hardest by the sequester cuts (more on that in a moment). Yet the GOP are already making moves to reduce the impact of the cuts on the military, while they look for even more ways to cut welfare spending that will hurt the poor.
On Monday, congressional Republicans put forth a bill ostensibly designed to prevent a government shut down at the end of the month. This is welcome news in so far as I don't think any of us could stomach another round of the kind of school yard bullying that now passes for governance in the house of representatives.
But the Republican bill, which was authored by House Appropriations Committee Chairman Hal Rogers, has come under criticism for incorporating several measures that would ease the pain of the sequester cuts on military spending, while doing nothing whatsoever to counteract the damage the cuts will inflict on domestic programs that our poorest citizens rely on. Meanwhile, both senate minority leader Mitch McConnell and house majority leader John Boehner have made it clear that any talk of revenue increases, even closing tax loopholes that only benefit the super rich, are out of the question.
Cut and Paste

http://www.guardian.co.uk/commentisfree/2013/...
ZCs

Bronx, NY

#902 Apr 6, 2013
Rant!!!!!!!!!!

Given the professed concerns about election fraud among Virginia Republicans, it seems somewhat astonishing that the man at the center of the Commonwealth's most notorious fraud scandal last year seems to be getting off the hook after initially being charged with 13 criminal counts including eight felony charges.

Colin Small, a Republican Party Voter Registration Supervisor who secretly tossed filled-out voter registration forms into a dumpster last year, had all of his felony charges dropped by the local Republican Commonwealth Attorney prosecuting the case yesterday.

Small was arrested and charged with 13 counts --- including destruction and disclosure of voter registrations, as well as obstruction of justice --- in Harrisonburg, VA in the run-up to the Presidential election last year, after he was seen by a local shopkeeper throwing away a bag of registration forms behind his store. Small's felony charges were all dropped on Tuesday, according to local Fox-affiliate WHSV.

The case had garnered a great deal of national attention last fall --- almost everywhere but on Fox "News" --- as it emerged at the pinnacle of an embarrassing nationwide GOP Voter Registration Fraud Scandal which plagued the Republican Party in the weeks just prior to the November general election.

The prosecutor on the Small case is Republican Marsha Garst. Unlike other Commonwealth Attorneys, observed a local Democratic-leaning political muckraker yesterday, Garst failed to recuse herself from the prosecution despite what would appear to be very clear conflicts of interests in the case.
ZCs

Bronx, NY

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