David Letterman: "Romney's Yellow!"
Yes, there are two Americas’ Virginia, they exist as certainly as love and generosity and devotion exist. One tolerant and broadminded, the other intolerant and narrow-minded! Sincerely, thinkingblue, from the TOLERANT AND BROADMINDED USA PS: Joe (You Lie) Wilson, et al reside in the other America!
Sure, Mr. Romney, you NEVER lie. I think you lie so much you don't know the difference between TRUTH and MENDACITY! tbRomney talks polls, 'character assassination,' and Mass. health law
Mitt Romney took part in three network TV interviews Wednesday night that veered in wildly different directions.
With ABC, Romney addressed polls that show him trailing President Obama, with NBC he promoted the Massachusetts health law that was a model for the national law he has pledged to repeal, and with CBS he accused the Obama administration of "character assassination." Addressing polls, Romney told ABC's David Muir that "Frankly at this early stage, polls go up, polls go down." And he pointed to the first presidential debate - one week from tonight - as a potential turning point in the race.
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Asked by NBC News how he can "better connect with Americans," he referred to the universal health care law he signed into law as Governor of Massachusetts. Romney has only rarely referred to the Massachusetts law, which Democrats used as a model for the national health reform law - Obamacare - that Romney has pledged to repeal.
"I think throughout this campaign as well, we talked about my record in Massachusetts, don't forget - I got everybody in my state insured," Romney said. "One hundred percent of the kids in our state had health insurance. I don't think there's anything that shows more empathy and care about the people of this country than that kind of record."
Romney also referenced his church, another rarity during the campaign, although members of his Mormon congregation were featured prominently as character witnesses at the Republican National Convention.
"I think people have the chance, who watched our Republican convention, to see the lives that I've had a chance to touch during my life, to understand that as I served as a pastor of a congregation with people of all different backgrounds and economic circumstances that I care very deeply about the American people, people of different socio-economic circumstances," Romney told NBC.
Separately, in an interview with CBS News, Romney suggested the Obama campaign has engaged at times in "character assassination" against him.
He was asked by CBS News' Jan Crawford about conservatives who say he should be more aggressive and whether he will be in the coming month.
"This is a campaign, not about character assassination, even though that's what I think has come from the Obama camp by and large," he said.
"Do you think the Obama camp engaged in character assassination?," asked Greenberg.
"Oh yeah, sure, they try and completely misrepresent my point of view, along with why I'm in this race, but I think fundamentally the American people are interested in who can make their life better," he said. "Who can make people get better jobs and better incomes. And I can. He's proven that he does not have the capability to do that. I do, I've proven that throughout my career. I think that's what it's going to come down to, so I listen to a lot of advice but frankly I'm going to keep on my message, which is I know how to get this economy going, create jobs, more take home pay for the American people."SAY WHAT? tb
Oh yes, Mr. Romney you really care about people!"There are 47 percent of the people who will vote for the president no matter what. All right, there are 47 percent who are with him, who are dependent upon government, who believe that they are victims, who believe the government has a responsibility to care for them, who believe that they are entitled to health care, to food, to housing, to you-name-it -- that that's an entitlement. And the government should give it to them. And they will vote for this president no matter what. ... These are people who pay no income tax. ... [M]y job is not to worry about those people. I'll never convince them they should take personal responsibility and care for their lives." ~Mitt Romney~
"Creationism is not the alternative to Evolution, ignorance is"And so it goes, on and on with indoctrination closing the minds of 46% of us Americans who have developed fear to such a degree that not one ray of light will ever penetrate their world of darkness. The saddest thing of all is the fact that these people think they derive happiness from such delusions. Just like children seem to be happy with thoughts of Santa Claus and the Easter Bunny. :(
Below is a growing collection of responses to this web site in the form of emails and posts to my Message Board and Guest Book . They are presented with spelling and grammatical errors intact.
I have not posted these comments simply to denigrate those with opposing views. However, the poor spelling and grammar in many of the messages seems indicative of grass roots fundamentalists (creationists) and reinforces the fears of scientific educators that to allow creationism in our schools is to endanger the future education of our children.
May God have mercy on you in your blindness, your foolishness and your ignorance.
Ah Mr Stear
You could quite possibly be the only man on earth that DID come from a monkey.
Posted by Evolution is BUNK REAd it and weep you eevo's BURRRNNNN TO THE GROUND YOUR LORD SAYS SO
haha... i noticed that u didn't put ANY of evolutions big fat hoaxes. evolution is proven to be impossible u moron! evolution is the biggest hoax period. there are NO fossils proving it!
EVOLUTION IS NOT A THEORY AS I DONT COME FROM A MONKEY
I love how monkeys are always at the top of the chain when talking about evilution...YOU GUYS MUST BE SAD TO SEE SUCH ILLOGIC JESUS IS TRUE AND IS THE LIGHT I HOPE YOU SEE THAT ONE DAY STEAR AND YOUR BOYFRIENDS ARE ALL DELUDED FOOLS READ PHIL JOHNSON AND SOME SOME BOOKS ON ANATOMY
i came from a rock 4.6 billion years ago haha
No answers on this site thats for sure, what a load of ******* crap like. ****in' ******* aye!
BURN IN THE FIERY PITS OF HELL ZIRCONS PROVE THE EARTH IS YOUNGER THAN THE EVILUTIONIST U WILL SEE THAT THERE IS SOMETHIN GOOD IN GOD CREATION PLEAZE LISTEN TO THE TROOTH WHEN ALL IS SAID AND DONE YOU WILL REAP WHAT YOU SOW PEOPLE ARE JUST NOT GOING TO DO ANYTHING UNTIL THEY READ JOHN 3:16
MY DEAR JOHN,
MOST OF WHAT I'VE READ ON NAIG IS GARBAGE AND THE REST OF IT IS LIES.
I CERTAINLY HOPE THAT YOUR IGNORANCE IS YOUR BLISS AND THAT YOU TRULY DON'T BELIEVE ALL THAT STUFF ON THE WEB SITE. IGNORANCE CAN BE OVERCOME WITH TRUTH AND WISDOM, BUT A BELIEF IN THE SATANIC INFLUENCED CONCEPT OF EVOLUTION CAN ONLY BE OVERCOME WHEN THE HOLY SPIRIT OVERWHELMS YOU.(REFER TO THE SUBJECT OF THIS EMAIL IF YOU WANT TO KNOW THE OUTCOME OF RESISTING THE HOLY SPIRIT.)
I WILL PRAY THAT THE GOOD LORD WHO MADE YOU WILL ENLIGHTEN YOU, THAT YOU FALL ON YOUR KNEES BEFORE HIM, THAT YOU ADMIT YOU ARE A SINNER AND THAT YOU ACCEPT JESUS CHRIST AS YOUR CREATOR, YOUR LORD , AND YOUR SAVIOR.
ENOUGH OF ME TELLING YOU WHAT YOU ARE AND WHAT YOU NEED TO DO ABOUT IT.
WHILE YOU PONDER YOUR FUTURE, ALSO PONDER THE FOLLOWING QUESTIONS, IF YOU PLEASE. LET'S GO ALL THE WAY BACK. WHERE DID THE ENERGY THAT EXPLODED INTO MATTER(E=MC2) COME FROM THAT SUPPOSEDLY CAUSED THE BIG BANG? WHAT NATURAL OCCURENCE ALLOWED ENERGY TO TURN INTO MATTER, ANYWAY? WHAT DETERMINED AT WHAT TEMP E=MC2 OCCURES? EVEN ENSTEIN,WHO FIGURED OUT THE FORMULA KNEW IT ALL STARTED WITH GOD. WHERE DID LIGHT COME FROM AND WHAT DETERMINES ITS SPEED? DID IT EVOLVE? AND IF IT DID, FROM WHAT? UNTILYOU CAN ANSWER THE ABOVE DON'T HAND ME ANY GARBAGE ABOUT HOW INORGANIC MATTER TURNED INTO LIFE. IF YOU DON'T KNOW WHERE THE ORIGINAL MATTER CAME FROM TO START WITH HOW DO YOU THINK YOU WILL GET ANY INTELLIGENT PERSON TO BELIEVE THAT IT COULD EVOVLE?
MY NAME IS GARY HALLER
YOU CAN EMAIL ME AT [email address deleted] WITH YOUR ANSWERS, WHICH, IF YOU NEED A REFERENCE, ARE FOUND IN GENESIS
If you dislike Creationism and Kent Hovind so much. Why haven't you offered up some real proof for Evilution and collected the $250.000 cash from Mr Hovind. it should be easy money for you, since you are so smart!! what did the giraffes evolve from?? they must have evolved from something right?? YOU ARE PRIME EXAMPLES OF THE GOD DELUSION. if you believe it or not you will stand before Jesus one day.
It will be mighty hot in Hell. Jesus Christ died for my sins and your sins too.
Just accept him as Saviour and you will be able to see the truth. I will be praying for you. I love you. I cry for your Salvation. I want you my brother to know the truth about Jesus. You do not have to go to Hell! Eternity is a Long, Long Time my Brother John Stear
Lawrence commenting on the above facebook picture, wrote: Since when is ambition a bad thing? Do you think Obama ran for President because he was not ambitious?
One summer’s morning, around the age of 13, I was biking down a leafy tree-lined street in my hometown when I happened upon someone I had not seen in awhile. He was a boy a year younger than me, and he had a reputation for being wild. I suspect his reputation was owed more to his frank honesty, though, than to his actual wildness. In that small town, you tended to collect all sorts of reputation — if you were honest.
He and I entwined the handlebars of our bikes — a trick that stabilized the bikes nicely, allowing us to sit them without needing to put our feet down to stay upright. Then we were off telling each other all the news fit to forget. And I have indeed forgotten most of it, but the one thing I still vividly recall came towards the end of our conversation when my friend confided that he’d recently had an experience of indescribable bliss. I had never heard of the word, “bliss”, and had to ask what it was.
As he spoke, his face took on a radiance somewhere between happiness and joy. He told me he didn’t know the right words to describe his experience, but it had to be what adult‘s meant when they talked of being “seized by the Holy Spirit“. Though only twelve, he was completely serious. And he was certain — absolutely certain — he’d discovered life’s greatest and most precious gift.
While I was skeptical of his claims to being seized by the supernatural, I could not ignore his sincerity. Consequently, I hung on every word until the very moment I suddenly recognized he was talking about his having discovered masturbation.
As citizens we have to be more thoughtful and more educated and more informed. I turn on the TV and I see these grown people screaming at each other, and I think, well, if we don't get our civility back, we're in trouble.
- Emmylou Harris
By Scott MacFarlane, Washington Bureau Chief
SAN ANTONIO, Texas —
They survived running toward death and danger, but some locally trained military dogs of war are not making it home.
Instead, they're being euthanized.
Channel 2's Scott MacFarlane learned of an obscure U.S. law that is making it tough for military dogs to be adopted after their service is over.
Army Sgt. David Varkett survived his tour of duty in Afghanistan, because his unit included Nooshka, a 5- year-old dog that sniffed out an improvised bomb before it exploded.
"This dog has saved my life and many others," Varkett said. "She became a little local hero, finding those IEDs."
The U.S. military is now breeding 100 puppies a year, raising them and then training them for the front lines.
In an era of roadside bomb warfare, the bomb-sniffing dogs are remarkably useful. McFarlane went to Lackland Airforce Base in San Antonio, Texas, where Georgia military canine units are training. He said the training is exhausting and intense.
Sgt. Jarred Palmer of Georgia, a Ft. Benning soldier, and his unit's Belgian Malinois, Zzazu, are inseparable.
"The dog lives with you, she's your best friend. She's your partner," Palmer said.
It seems we've all but forgotten that the USA is still at war. What is worse, a presidential candidate running in the 2012 election has also forgotten. Romney and the RNC did not mention this war or give homage to the brave soldiers who are dying as I write this. What is wrong with our country, how can we be so callous? When the Bush/Cheney administration so coldly and calculatedly declared war, not on just one front but two, their many followers were all over themselves cheering the troops on, with bumper stickers, flags and blogs that called those of us who hated and were against these wars un-American. But now since the war is not seen as a way to achieve political clout, not a word is mentioned about our young troops who are still in harm’s way. But the families of those still fighting are feeling the pain. They don’t have the luxury of forgetting about the horrors of war. They are living it every day and will continue to live until their lives have ended. It's unfair and pathetic beyond belief. thinkingblue
Jennifer Granholm electrified the Democratic National Convention crowd
Thursday with a bold, energetic, and above all loud speech that took direct aim at Republican nominee Mitt Romney. (Watch above.)
The former Michigan governor hardly seemed to need the microphone in front of her as she shouted her words to a fired-up audience.
"I'm Jennifer Granholm, from the great state of Michigan, where the trees are just the right height," she began, in a reference to one of Mitt Romney's more inexplicable comments from the campaign trail. (Granholm winked after the remark to drive home the point.)
Then she went after Romney's business record. "How did he make that fortune? And at whose expense? You know too often he made it at the expense of middle-class Americans. Year after year, it was profits before people." This, she said, contrasts with President Barack Obama, who "saved more than 1 million American jobs" with the auto rescue.
"But it wasn't just Michigan" that benefited she continued, gaining steam. "In Colorado, the auto rescue saved more than 9,000 jobs! In Virginia, more than 19,000 jobs!"
As the crowd broke into loud cheers, Granholm continued to yell out state job numbers until she arrived at Michigan ("211,000 good-paying, American jobs!") After a few more remarks, and with the crowd in a frenzy, Granholm stepped away from the podium and pumped her fist repeatedly, pro-athlete style. http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/09/06/jennifer-granholm-speech-democratic-convention_n_1863181.html
Congress can cut the budget without hurting Social Security, Medicare, and other social insurance programs.
By David R. Francis /
America is whipping itself into a frenzy because of debt. Listen to the chairmen of President Obama's bipartisan fiscal commission and other deficit-cutters and you're likely to hear an "underlying moral tone," as economist John Irons puts it. The debt-cutters say Americans need to:
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•Face up to hard times.
•"Purge the soul of the evil deficit-spirit," says Mr. Irons, research and policy director at the Economic Policy Institute (EPI), a liberal think tank in Washington.
It's not that more budget discipline isn't needed. A MacArthur Foundation poll finds that more than 70 percent of midterm voters say it is "very important" that Congress take steps to reduce the national debt. Another 24 percent say it is "somewhat important."
But does it have to be so punitive? Irons is one author of a new "budget blueprint for economic recovery and fiscal responsibility" that would spare low-income and moderate-income families from the "drastic cuts" and some other austerity measures in the chairmen's plan.
"We strongly oppose the idea that America's fiscal challenges should be solved by cutting longstanding social insurance programs [ Social Security, Medicare, Medicaid, etc.] that have brought security and prosperity to millions of Americans," says the 84-page "blueprint" drafted by the EPI, Demos, and the Century Foundation. These programs "have proven to be effective mechanisms for limiting widespread catastrophic hardship" during the Great Recession.
Nevertheless, the plan forecasts a balanced budget by 2018, where federal income matches federal outgo, excluding interest on the federal debt.
One way the plan does that is by taxing the rich more sternly than at present. "Millionaires can afford to bear some of the burden of deficit reduction," says Irons. Income inequality has grown for three decades.
For example: Capital gains and dividends would be taxed the same as regular income at a marginal rate as high as 39.6 percent, instead of today's 15 percent. Millionaires would also pay a Social Security tax of 5.4 percent on most income. (At present, only $106,800 of income is subject to the payroll tax.) Their heirs would be subject to a tax on estates exceeding $2 million. The $1 trillion in annual tax breaks – various credits, preferences, and deductions like the one for interest on mortgages – would be trimmed down for the rich.
Many members of Congress are rich themselves or beneficiaries of campaign donations and clout of the well-to-do. So taxing the rich isn't popular in Congress. It kills jobs, conservatives claim.
Irons says he's "under no illusion" that Washington will pick up this blueprint and pass it in bulk. But he hopes some of the plan's specific suggestions for boosting revenue will catch on.
Another obstacle to this liberal plan is that it would boost the size of government. By 2020, federal revenues would equal 21.7 percent of gross domestic product, the nation's output of goods and services. Over the past five decades, it has averaged 18.2 percent of GDP. One major reason: Uncle Sam will pick up more health-care costs.
The 2020 federal deficit would be "manageable," the plan maintains. Even though federal debt held by the public would grow from 66 percent today to 83 percent of GDP, Irons maintains the United States won't suffer the fate of Ireland because the US remains "the safest place in the world to put your money" and deficits will be under control.
So, in short, little Zoe Lihn will die if Romney is elected president. Stacy lihn's speech was poignant and Real, it was a glimpse behind the Republican “Rah Rah Shish Koom Bah” rhetoric of ending Obamacare to make sure insurance companies get to, once again, choose who will live and who will die. People like Stacy and Zoe are Real and live with Real heartache, Real suffering and Real sorrow. But to Romney, Ryan and his Teapublicans, these people are invisible; their right-wing plans never mention the hearts that beat inside human beings who become victims of a cruel system. Hey, Mr. Romney I hope you were able to see Little Zoe last night, perhaps if you did hear her story, you might realize she is Real and deserves so much more than what your cold, uncaring heart is willing to give her. thinkingblue
Stacey Lihn to address the convention Tuesday night.Her daughter Zoe was born with a heart defect, but can now get the care she needs.At 6 months old, Zoe was halfway to her lifetime cap.But because the Affordable Care Act prohibits health plans from setting a lifetime dollar limit on most benefits, Zoe can now live a life without limits.Lihn and her husband have been taking their daughter to The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia for treatment.She was diagnosed in utero with hypoplastic left heart syndrome.It's fatal without early intervention and requires three open-heart surgeries over several years.
A poorhouse or workhouse was a government-run facility in the past for the support and housing of dependent or needy persons, typically run by a local government entity such as a county or municipality.PS: Now we know what the Republicans mean when they shout TAKE OUR COUNTRY BACK… to the days of the Poor House. Happy Labor Day!
The term is commonly applied to such a facility that housed the destitute elderly; institutions of this nature were widespread in the United States prior to the adoption of the Social Security program in the 1930s. Facilities housing indigents who are not elderly are typically referred to as homeless shelters, or simply "shelters," in current usage.
Often the poorhouse was situated on the grounds of a poor farm on which able-bodied residents were required to work; such farms were common in the United States in the 19th and early 20th centuries; it could even be part of the same economic complex as a prison farm and other penal or charitable public institutions.