Woman's head stepped on by Rand Paul supporters

Supporters of Republican U.S. Senate candidate Rand Paul wrestled a woman to the ground and one stepped on her head after she tried to confront the candidate in Kentucky. Full Story

Since: Jan 10

Houston, TX

#23264 Jul 19, 2012
****YOUR ATTENTION PLEASE! This is another Big Stevie Four Star Alert! Sorry for omitting the Joke of the Day, but something came up that was, quite honestly, more important. Please read it, because it's something that we never need to forget. This is what happens when you have so much money that you can place yourself ABOVE the law. Thank you, and that is all!****

JULY 19TH

This is the anniversary of the 1969 drowning of Mary Jo Kopechne.[The time is unclear; it could have been the night before.] If you recall, she drowned when the late Senator Edward Kennedy drove off a bridge with her after a night of partying.

It took Kennedy perhaps 10 hours to get around to reporting the incident (a story has circulated that Mary Jo might have lived another 45 minutes to 3 hours in air trapped in the car), there was no autopsy, and some of the details in police reports were suppressed, reportedly at the insistence of the Kennedy family.

The rich and powerful, at least "these" rich and powerful, truly are not like you and me. Some people simply were not born with a conscience.....
whitehair

Eminence, KY

#23266 Jul 19, 2012
We all never did understand the reasons Kennedy was never prosecuted.At the time,it was aired around that there was a pay-off to the family--probably also to the prosecutor.Don`t believe anyone could avoid a drunk driving,death by accident today.
Long time ago--boy-almost tells my age!
whitehair

Eminence, KY

#23267 Jul 19, 2012
What wrote:
<quoted text>Romney the draft dodger has yet to reveal his Tax Returns, he is a coward and a fraud.
You are making something big out of the so called mole hill.Bain Capital-so what?Tax returns,have no bearing if you looked at Obama`s 400K income the year he showed his.All these people have tax shelters,tax avoidance lawyers,and more tax lawyers.He has made it big-so he is smarter than most>He did it on his own,the Gov`t didn`t do it for him as Obama says!!

The really needed to know items are what Obama has done,what Romney would do to correct what Obama has done!!!
whitehair

Eminence, KY

#23268 Jul 19, 2012
What wrote:
<quoted text>You are severely retarded, Romney is a draft dodging tax fraud that loves creating jobs in China.
He created the Universal Healthcare and Noe he hates it.
Any thing wrong with learning,?The health care is about 1/3 good--2/3rd bad for all of us.Do you know all that it taxes all Americans?Have you any idea that if the house (homes) market is bad now,what will it do when the Heath Care Homes sales tax kicks in?A $100,000 home sold has a $3800 tax for the seller?You are the fraud and somewhat delusional over your love for what ever Obama does.Get down and dirty,did you know Obama has sent out tax dollars to out source to China?Did you know he made tax money loans to companies like Solendra,when they were going bankrupt,and got no lein on their property to get any of the loan back??Any dumb fool knows better than to do that!!!
Draft dodging--hell, so many went to Canada to avoid the draft,they began to question and did away with the draft.It is all volunteer.All religions preachers avoided the draft as well as all wealthy enough to go to college.Even Mohamed Ali avoided the draft on the basis of religion.You are blinded by your love of Obaama!
big

UK

#23271 Jul 19, 2012
omg
What

Conway, SC

#23274 Jul 21, 2012
whitehair wrote:
We all never did understand the reasons Kennedy was never prosecuted.At the time,it was aired around that there was a pay-off to the family--probably also to the prosecutor.Don`t believe anyone could avoid a drunk driving,death by accident today.
Long time ago--boy-almost tells my age!
Prosecute Romney for Tax Fraud now.

The Draft dodging coward must be brought to justice.
whitehair

Eminence, KY

#23275 Jul 21, 2012
You waste your time even thinking about it.If there was anything there,the I.R.S. would jump on it,and probably 50 lawyers would defend it,nothing ever happen.So,move on to something else,like,large gov`t,socialism,communism,just are not wanted in the good ole U.S.of A.
What

Conway, SC

#23276 Jul 21, 2012
whitehair wrote:
You waste your time even thinking about it.If there was anything there,the I.R.S. would jump on it,and probably 50 lawyers would defend it,nothing ever happen.So,move on to something else,like,large gov`t,socialism,communism,just are not wanted in the good ole U.S.of A.
Draft dodgers and Tax Frauds are not welcome in this USA just like stupid ones like you.
GODs worker

Paducah, KY

#23277 Jul 21, 2012
Vote RAND PAUL PRESIDENT 2012!!!!!
Seattle Slew

Seattle, WA

#23278 Jul 21, 2012
Dr Death ??? Even his old campaign manager won't vote for him!!!
GODs worker

Paducah, KY

#23279 Jul 21, 2012
We don't really have any great choices, in my opinion. His lies just sound better to me better than the 2 front runners. :)
What

Conway, SC

#23280 Jul 21, 2012
GODs worker wrote:
We don't really have any great choices, in my opinion. His lies just sound better to me better than the 2 front runners.:)
Rand is a skank like his Dad.
Seattle Slew

Seattle, WA

#23281 Jul 21, 2012
Clearly clueless, right ??
GODs worker

Paducah, KY

#23282 Jul 21, 2012
We all have the right to our opinions. For now. ;)

GOD BLESS!
suey

Richmond, KY

#23283 Jul 21, 2012
Amen
Smiley Slew

Seattle, WA

#23284 Jul 21, 2012
GODs worker wrote:
We all have the right to our opinions. For now. ;)
GOD BLESS!
God Bless, Dr DEATH's campaign manager...

Since: Mar 10

Somerset, KY

#23285 Jul 21, 2012
Where was all this so-called outrage when John Kerry ran for President in 2004? How much money is he worth? How much money does he have hidden in overseas accounts? Did he disclose all his financial records? And speaking of questionable military records, remember all the questions about Kerry's actual military record and his working with Jane Fonda to belittle veterans afterwards? Oh, and by the way...to set the record straight...Romney is currently worth about $250 million. Kerry was worth about $192 million when he ran for President and his wife, Heinz Ketchup heiress Theresa Heinz Kerry was worth about $750 million in 2004. Don't remember hearing any outrage about their money then...
Seattle Slew

Seattle, WA

#23286 Jul 21, 2012
It's not THE money, it's the outsourcing, the lies, and the flip flopping...Funny, you SPEW sick innuendos about an American Hero, when ALL WE WANT IS FACTS/TAX RETURNS...Give up the CON ~!

Since: Mar 10

Somerset, KY

#23287 Jul 21, 2012
Seattle Slew wrote:
It's not THE money, it's the outsourcing, the lies, and the flip flopping...Funny, you SPEW sick innuendos about an American Hero, when ALL WE WANT IS FACTS/TAX RETURNS...Give up the CON ~!
Link to wikipedia site on ft Vets and POWS for Truth: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Swift_Vets_and_P...

SBVT asserted that Kerry was "unfit to serve" as President based upon his alleged "willful distortion of the conduct" of American servicemen during that war, and his alleged "withholding and/or distortion of material facts" as to his own conduct during that war.[2] This claim caused tremendous controversy during the election, particularly because some perceived the veterans as partisans who had not been in a place to assess Kerry,[3] while several other Vietnam veterans who served alongside Kerry or under his command disputed the criticisms and supported Kerry in his presidential aspirations.[4][5]

SBVT stated that "Kerry's phony war crimes charges, his exaggerated claims about his own service in Vietnam, and his deliberate misrepresentation of the nature and effectiveness of Swift boat operations compel us to step forward."[6] The group challenged the legitimacy of each of the combat medals awarded to Kerry by the U.S. Navy and the disposition of his discharge.(See John Kerry military service controversy.) Further, SBVT said that Kerry's later criticism of the war was a "betrayal of trust" with other soldiers, and that by his activism he had caused direct "harm" to soldiers still at war.

Registered under Section 527 of the Internal Revenue Code, SBVT publicized its criticisms of Kerry during the election campaign in a book, in television advertisements that the group ran in swing states and in the media coverage some members received. The group was the subject of several complaints to the Federal Election Commission (FEC).

After the election, the group was credited by some media and praised by conservatives as contributing to Kerry's defeat.[7]

Link to editorial about Obama campaign's attempts to link Romney to outsourcing jobs:

http://www.bradenton.com/2012/07/21/4121736/a...

President Barack Obama's campaign ad slamming Gov. Mitt Romney for allegedly heading companies that "were pioneers in outsourcing U.S. jobs to low-wage countries," and claiming that "President Obama believes in insourcing" is unfair, hypocritical and dangerously deceptive.

I'm a generally a pro-Obama columnist, and I approve this message.

The 30-second ad that has been airing in recent days in Florida, Ohio, Colorado and several other swing states is one of the most intellectually dishonest political claims I have seen in a long time. And the Romney campaign defensive response that, rather than Romney, "President Obama turns out to be the real outsourcer-in-chief," is just as pathetic.

In fact, both Obama and Romney support outsourcing, the long-standing practice whereby U.S. companies manufacture overseas goods that are too costly to produce at home. And they should.

Outsourcing is not only a necessity in today's global economy, but often helps the U.S. economy by making U.S. exports more competitive abroad, and by allowing U.S. consumers to pay less for many goods.

And most of the claims against outsourcing by U.S. politicians, including Senate Democratic Majority Leader Harry Reid's recent outrage over the fact that U.S. Olympic uniforms were manufactured in China, are based on half-truths or outward lies.

Among the little-known facts about outsourcing that neither Obama nor Romney are daring to mention aloud:

First, contrary to the generalized perception, surveys of multinational firms show that proximity to foreign markets -- and not low wages -- is the main reason behind U.S. companies' investments abroad.

Since: Mar 10

Somerset, KY

#23288 Jul 21, 2012
Rest of article: About 95 percent of the world's consumers are outside the United States, and U.S. firms need to be as close as possible to them, both to reduce shipping costs and to be able to tailor products to local consumers, studies show.

Second, it is not true that most of the goods produced by U.S. companies in low-wage countries are manufactured abroad in order to be exported to the United States.

"By and large, U.S. companies do not invest overseas to ship goods or services back to the United States," U.S. Bureau of Economic Analysis economist Raymond Mataloni told me this week. "Over 90 percent of the goods and services that they produce overseas are sold overseas."

Third, contrary to popular perception, most U.S. foreign direct investments do not go to low-wage countries, but to rich countries such as the Netherlands, Germany and Ireland. If low wages were the primary reason for investing abroad, Haiti would be flooded with U.S. manufacturing plants. It is not.

According to the U.S. Bureau of Economic Analysis, Europe, Canada, Japan, Australia and Singapore accounted for 72 percent of U.S. multinational's investments overseas last year, while China accounted for less than 2 percent.

Fourth, we are in a global economy increasingly dominated by trade blocs, in which Asian and European countries respectively create supply chains within their regions to reduce costs. If the United States wants to remain a major world exporter of airplanes and cars, for instance, it will need to increase -- rather than decrease -- its supply chains in Mexico and Canada.

Fifth, regarding the phony political uproar over the Chinese-made U.S. Olympic uniforms, the United States as a country may be much better off producing aircraft than T-shirts. "As our U.S. athletes march around the track at London's Olympic stadium wearing their Chinese-made uniforms and waving their Chinese-made American flags, there is a good chance that Chinese athletes will have arrived in London by U.S.-made aircraft," Cato Institute economist Daniel Ikenson rightly noted in a recent article.

Sixth, neither Obama nor Romney will likely impose anti-outsourcing rules that would result in U.S. consumers paying twice what they are paying now for their iPads, TV sets or T-shirts.

My opinion: It's no mystery that Obama is using the outsourcing theme against Romney because he knows it may work. As Ruy Teixeira of the pro-Obama Center for American Progress think tank noted recently, citing an NBC/Wall Street Journal poll showing that 86 percent of Americans think that outsourcing is the top reason for U.S. unemployment, "the public is very, very concerned about outsourcing."

But Obama is deceiving public opinion (and Romney, too, by suggesting that he is also against outsourcing).

When presidential candidates say things that they know are misleading, they help promote the idea that all politicians are liars, encourage voter apathy and hurt the democratic process. The "outsourcing versus insourcing" ad is populist demagoguery at its worse.

Andres Oppenheimer, is a Latin America correspondent for the Miami Herald, 1 Herald Plaza, Miami, Fla. 33132.

Read more here: http://www.bradenton.com/2012/07/21/4121736/a...

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