July 22, 2014

Thursday Evening Thread: Twitter Hashtag of the Day – #LyinRyan

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Herny Stoner@stophrtngusa  Here’s pictorial proof that #LyinRyan is a Liar, Liar, Pants on fire. @maddow @edshow @cnn#YouCantHideUrRyanLies #p2 http://pic.twitter.com/9ux3uV9V

adept2u@adept2u #LyinRyan Obama hid Celie’s letters all those years

SB@Stu_in_LR Jar Jar Binks was Obama’s idea #LyinRyan

Arrogant Demon@ArrogantDemon #LyinRyan blames Obama for @KingJames leaving Cleveland

adept2u@adept2u #LyinRyan  Obama was the holder when Scott Norwood pushed it right for the Bills.

adept2u@adept2u #LyinRyan  Obama had NORAD Track Santa who was subsequently shot down by drones and is currently in GITMO

Richard Saunders@organicdemocrat #LyinRyan “I lie in support of a higher truth.”

Ryan Garrity@RyanGarrity8  I don’t always lie, but when i do, it trends on twitter #LyinRyan

Sean Michael Kelley@SeanOfKelley  Barack Obama purposefully threw the 1919 World Series. #lyinryan

Alf Val@AlfVal  Facts are racist. #LyinRyan

Ellen McCullough@ellenmc  #LyinRyan Obama pushed Baby Jessica into the well

lisamarks@lisamarks  #LyinRyan just announced that he wasn’t at the Republican National Convention last night.

Sean Michael Kelley@SeanOfKelley   Obama stole the cookie from the cookie jar. #lyinryan

Liberalaachee@liberalaachee  Speaking to his base, #LyinRyan did not expect to be fact-checked at the #RNC.

Ayn Rand Paul Ryan@AynRandPaulRyan Just your friendly daily reminder: Mitt Romney, we haven’t forgotten about those tax returns. #LyinRyan

  • lamh35

    Booman is right and this is why I’m glad for all the twitter warriors and emailers and phone callers who let their voices be heard by the supposed MSM. So let’s keep it up guys!

    Containing the Alternative Universe
    by BooMan

    is a connoisseur of right-wing media, which may be why is more readily alarmed and prone to pessimism than I am. When it comes to wingnut media, I barely touch the stuff. The only time I watch Fox is when things have gone badly wrong for the GOP and I want to watch them suffer. The right-wing blogs are not in my daily mix, and I only seek them out when I’m really at a loss to find new content. The truth is, I already know what’s going on in those media spaces. Minds are being poisoned. People are being turned into worse people. Hate-flames are being tended. A despicable and dishonorable alternate universe is being erected.
    The details hardly matter.

    What matters is how people like Chris Cillizza respond to this alternative universe. Do they watch in detached fashion to evaluate the effectiveness of this poison? Or do they take a stand for truth and decency?

    Our Republic may be able to survive the existence of a permanent Mighty Right-Wing Wurlitzer of hate and fear, but not if it isn’t more than counteracted by people in the reality-based community.

    Paul Ryan gave a speech last night that came straight out of the alternative universe. How it is received by the actual universe is very important. How it is received by the denizens of the alternative universe is irrelevant. They’d say they loved it even if they hated it. They’d convince themselves they loved it even if they were disappointed…

    ultimately, what matters is whether or not people who don’t live in the alternative universe of right-wing media understand or do not understand that they were just fed a pack of shameless and brazen lies. Are they turned into suckers or are they repelled by dishonesty? Who do they trust to arbitrate the issue? And what are those trusted people saying?

    That’s why we have to police the corporate media. That’s why we have to call people like Chris Cillizza a loser.

    • Miranda

      The only time I watch Fox is when things have gone badly wrong for the GOP and I want to watch them suffer.
      ____________________________

      oh so that’s not just me?

      • MsKitty

        11 p.m. Eastern Standard Time, November 6, 2012. Be there or be square.

        • Miranda

          There are doctors that are more cheerful in saying “call the time” on a flatlined patient than there was back in 2008 the night Obama won. Brit Hume looked like he had to personally pull the plug on McCain’s lifeless body.

        • vulcan_girl

          I has a sad. I have U-verse and Fox News got moved from the basic package in January. I found that out this week.

      • cosine

        God – I love it!

      • rikyrah

        BWA HA HA HA HA

  • Miranda

    So its not just the USA in awe of the sheer audacity of these lying mofos!

    V K‏@craftyme25
    Ha! #RomneyRyan2012 is not just promoted in U.S. but on Worldwide trends too. #Desperate #p2 #LyinRyan

    oh and guess what else just got a nice top ten hashtag?
    #EastwoodFactCheck

  • Miranda

    *in Tweety voice*….oh God

    Reagan hologram is real, was planned for RNC debut

    A Ronald Reagan hologram is scheduled to debut soon (original image Rusty Kennedy/AP)Despite some conflicting reports, Yahoo News has learned that a hologram projection of former President Ronald Reagan is in the works and was originally intended to debut outside the halls of the Republican National Convention this week. But its official unveiling has been put on hiatus until later this year or early 2013.
    “It wasn’t officially going to be part of the convention,” Tony Reynolds, founder of crowd sourcing website A Kick In Crowd, told Yahoo News in a phone interview Thursday. “It was going to be outside of the convention at the Lakeland Center.”

    Reynolds obtained rights to a Reagan speech discussing small businesses and plans to use the hologram to promote the Jumpstart Our Business (JOBS) ACT. He has been working with AV Concepts, one of the companies behind the creation of the Tupac Shakur hologram, which was unveiled at this year’s Coachella Music Festival.
    However, Reynolds says he discussed the idea with a number of Republican activists who asked him to delay the project out of concerns it would overshadow Mitt Romney’s acceptance speech.

    more here
    http://news.yahoo.com/blogs/ticket/reagan-hologram-real-planned-rnc-debut-203919642–election.html

    • GN

      @eclecticbrotha:
      Romney is such a formidable candidate the GOP feared he’d be upstaged by a 3D animation.

      • Miranda

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    • gc

      There ain’t a net big enough to hold these people.

      • Alma98

        You on fire today gc lol.

      • Aquagranny911

        You owe me! I just spewed my ice tea everywhere!

    • MsKitty

      I thought this was a joke when I first saw it. Wow.

    • cosine

      Cringe.

    • Aquagranny911

      Can this possibly be true? OMG! Jokes about them having the Great St. Ronnie stuffed & mounted on wheels may actually be true? I really don’t know where to go with this…..I don’t….truly I don’t…..

    • rikyrah

      OMG, folks were joking about the Reagan hologram..

      it was a JOKE…something you see on the Onion.

    • http://pragmaticobotsunite.blogspot.com/ Sepia

      Lawd….

    • JojoRaze

      *channeling IsonPrize* STOP PLAYING, Miranda.

      For real for real, they gonna have Zombie Reagan?

      And major LOL that they were scared the hologram would overshadown Romney’s acceptance speech. *DEAD*

      • Miranda

        Have you listened to Tell Me More this week….Michell is back thank GOD! This week has been off the ch-hizzle. I swear the more she let the GOP talk, the worse they got. She allows all the foolishness to shine through. LOL

    • nellcote

      Reynolds obtained rights to a Reagan speech discussing small businesses and plans to use the hologram to promote the Jumpstart Our Business (JOBS) ACT.
      ===
      So this was supposed to be proJOBS ACT not pro gooper!

  • Miranda

    CNN Breaking News‏@cnnbrk
    Pentagon is expected to inform former Navy SEAL that he has violated secrecy agreements with bin Laden book. http://on.cnn.com/N24xxJ

    • Alma98

      Beat that ass.

      • Ebogan63

        Alma, I’ll bet he made some of that isht up, SEAL’s don’t talk to the press or write books unless they are retired.
        Right wing jackazz!

        • Alma98

          Oh yeah he definitely made it up, even when retired they don’t talk. There’s things my husband still can’t talk about. I hope they fry his ass, this is not about country it’s racism and disrespect. Some active navy seals even call this b.s..

    • cosine

      Take him down – traitor.

    • Aquagranny911

      He did more than that “he violated his oath & disgraced his uniform” according to the Marines & Sailors in my family.

      For any non military here, that is just about the strongest words of condemnation.

    • vulcan_girl

      PRISON.

    • GreenLadyHere

      miranda – - – —HAH! – — -Wayta GO – - –KARMA!! — – —

      – - – - -He — -GOT – — – – -GOT!! – -HAH!!- – -

      Annd – — -GIVE BACK – –those ROYALTIES!! — – -HAH!

  • gc

    Personal Fav – Facts are racist
    So many clever people on our side. So many bald faced liars on theirs.

    Need to dustbust my brain >>>>>>>>>>>>>>

    • jds09

      Why do I think “pushed Baby Jessica down a well” is hilarious? What’s wrong with me? lol

      • conlakappa

        It was notable as the beginning of regular people famewhoring like it was their full-time jobs/the birth of the reality show.

  • Miranda

    Another Romney Abortion Flip-Flop: No Exceptions for Health of the Mother

    In an interview with CBS News on Monday, Mitt Romney said he disagreed with his own party’s support for criminalizing abortion without exceptions: “My position has been clear throughout this campaign; I’m in favor of abortion being legal in the case of rape and incest, and the health and life of the mother.”

    Of course, Romney’s position on the legality of abortion has been anything but clear, and now his campaign denies that he supports health exceptions for abortion.

    Marjorie Dannenfelser of Susan B. Anthony List, a major anti-choice group, in an interview with Bryan Fischer of the American Family Association insisted that the Romney campaign told her that Romney does not in fact believe in exceptions for the health of the mother, contradicting what he said in the Monday interview. If he did, Dannenfelser said, he would not have received the endorsement of her anti-choice organization.

    more here
    http://www.rightwingwatch.org/content/another-romney-abortion-flip-flop-no-exceptions-health-mother

    • GN

      Mittens just tells each audience what each wants to hear. He has no real ideology; he’s whatever you want him to be in order to get power. Speaks volumes that powerbrokers in the GOP base know this, and despise this, yet they’ll promote this buffoon anyway.

    • Miranda

      Their lies are getting caught so fast and quick they don’t know what to do! The faster they tell the lie, the faster and quicker we spread that ish all over the nets and force the mainstream networks to pick it up and tell it! What the GOP establishment does not understand is that all the lying they use to give these groups cannot be hidden anymore! Now these groups want it known that they have some pull with you! So they go on radio and tv and tell all what happened behind the closed door!

    • Kennymack1971

      Sorry no pivot to the general election for you Willard. The wingnuts run the show now and they will not tolerate any deviations from the program. Might as well put the Etch-a-Sketch away.

    • rikyrah

      youtube is not this mofo’s friend. when one can google your ass saying, repeatedly – NO ABORTIONS, NO EXCEPTIONS.

      when one can google that appearance on Huckabee where you supported PERSONHOOD – which means NO EXCEPTIONS FOR ABORTIONS..

      and, you choose for your running mate a GENERAL in the GOP WAR ON WOMEN…

      nobody’s gonna let you let go of those anvils.

  • GN

    @MoBill:
    Ryan lost about 5 of his merit badges last night -Chris Mathews #LyinRyan

  • creolechild

    11 Things Wrong With Congress

    America needs to rally. Jobs are scarce, incomes are falling, and prosperity seems to be slipping away. Congress could help, but instead of bold new bipartisan ideas, the nation’s legislators have done little lately except argue. Here’s why Congress is so out-of-touch.[....]

    Read more: http://www.usnews.com/news/slideshows/11-things-wrong-with-congress

    H/T Rick Newman

  • TheShyLurker

    Woah!

    So Andy Roddick is going to retire after the U.S. Open.

    • Alma98

      I really didn’t care for him any way I think he was waaaaaay overrated. All he really had was a big serve, they kept hyping him up like he was going to do big things. The USTA put a lot of money and time into him at the expense of other players. His one win at the US OPEN he got because they cheated. You remember someone in the audience called out during the 2003 semis on match point for David Nalbandian.

      • TheShyLurker

        Tee hee!

        I agree with everything you said. I started to backlash against him because the media, esp. the analysts didn’t fail to kiss his ass while throwing serious shade at the sisters. Those delusional fools almost always picked him despite the obvious shortcomings in his game. So when Federer (especially) whupped the tar out of him on numerous occasions, it was delightful viewing. Strike three is his jerkweed/assholish behavior on court.

        I don’t remember someone making an out call, but I do remember the schedule was rigged for him in 2003. How is it his matches beat the rain, while just about every other player’s were two days behind?

        With that said, he seems like a good fellow off the court. He always had Venus & Serena’s back, when said media wrote them off. And his press conferences were a hoot.

        • Alma98

          Oh yeah some jackass called out when Nalbandian had match point against Roddick The referee knew it but was too scared of the rowdy audience to correct it.
          I love how they were like he beat Sampras at 19. I was like Pete was getting older and he really didn’t want to play any more. But when beat put that beat down on him in 2002 I was like hell yeah. I have it on tape.

          • TheShyLurker

            I remember Pete beating the brakes off Andy. (Shocked the hell out of me at the time.)

            That crow sure was tasty when all was said and done. Honestly, I thought it would be the passing of the torch, but Pete’s foot stayed in Andy’s ass. He wasn’t about to let that young punk beat him on his turf.

      • crazycanuck

        I like Andy, he’s real, and he always checks those stupid commentators when they talk about the Sisters. Andy has known Serena/Venus since they were young. I’m sorry he’s retiring.

        • Alma98

          I’ll give his props for speaking up for the sisters cc. I don’t hate him, I just don’t like him.

      • GreenLadyHere

        ***fist bump*** – - – -YEAH – -he was hyped. He was posta B the “GOLDEN – -[TRANSLATE GR8 WYT HOPE] afta the Connors, McEnroe, etc GROUP.

        NEVA did work. :>)

        POINT – –>He always had Venus & Serena’s back, when said media wrote them off. – -

        Alma98 – - – -***BIG HUG*** – - — Good 2 C U. :>)

        • Alma98

          HEY GLH! ***HUGS*** backatcha.

        • TyrenM

          Some cool points for Roddick. That said, he’s burnt up.

          • GreenLadyHere

            TyrenM – — Ya KNOW –he neva did pull off a “string of W’s”.

            He was good BUT — -with these competitors —U gotta B GR8. :>)

    • conlakappa

      I didn’t even know he was still in the game. It’s been Federer-Nadal for how long now?

    • TyrenM

      He needs to.

  • creolechild

    Domestic-partner registry starts for city’s same-sex couples

    Today is a big day for Shannon Cross and her partner, Lauren Kinsey, as well as for thousands of other same-sex couples throughout Columbus. The city’s domestic-partnership registry starts today, allowing gay and lesbian couples to formally file their relationship with a government entity in the hope of getting the workplace and other benefits afforded married couples. Cross and Kinsey said they will be among the first to sign up.[....]

    Columbus joins several other cities in Ohio, including Dayton, Toledo, Cleveland and Cleveland Heights, that offer a registry. There has been little opposition to the registry, and city officials said they have no idea how many couples will apply.[....]

    Read more: http://www.dispatch.com/content/stories/local/2012/08/29/domestic-partner-registry-starts-for-citys-same-sex-couples.html

    H/T Lucas Sullivan

  • creolechild

    Ooops…

    Bush Administration Praised Closure Of Auto Plant That Ryan Now Blames On Obama

    Rep. Paul Ryan (R-WI) claimed during his convention speech Wednesday that President Obama is responsible for the closure of a GM plant in Janesville, Wisconsin. However, as many media outlets have noted, GM announced plans to close the plant in June ’08 — long before Obama was even elected — and it ceased major operations in December of that year.

    For proof, just ask one of the more prominent supporters of the Janesville plant shutdown — the George W. Bush Administration. After all, the closure was part of a broader GM restructuring initiative that the then-President supported. White House Press Secretary Dana Perino even praised it as evidence of GM “adapting well:”[....]

    Read more: http://thinkprogress.org/economy/2012/08/30/776711/bush-administration-gm-ryan/

    H/T Zack Beauchamp

    • Miranda

      Has anyone asked Dana Perino about this? *teeheehee*

  • cosine

    Speech excerpts: he’s going down, big time.

    Romney makes his case: ‘Need jobs, lots of jobs’

    “Many Americans have given up on this president, but they haven’t ever thought about giving up. Not on themselves, Not on each other. And not on America,” Romney said.

    http://www.google.com/hostednews/ap/article/ALeqM5jkZlhw01e4y2j5BgQnnv6ooEUfMg?docId=854b94a44cf0413ebf12ea79486268d8

    • Alma98

      He might as well forget it nobody but his base is believing that bull. Have you noticed as we get closer to Nov. he tries to act like President Obama more & more. It’s like he’s trying to find the right shirt to put on and there’s this big of clothes on the bed.

      • cosine

        That’ soooo true, Alma. Great point. Pres. Obama is leading this election all the way to the finish line. I’m in awe. I feel long these years of GOP control is coming to an end. (emotional).

        • cosine

          Edit: I feel like these long years of . . .

  • creolechild

    It was just painful having to subject myself to watching Jon Stewart, but worth the effort just to see Herman Cain twist himself into knots while attempting to distort the facts. The man is such a little weasel!

    Herman Cain admits Romney’s welfare attack is wrong

    [....] In part three (below) of an interview that went well into overtime, Stewart continually pressed Cain on whether Romney’s campaign is lying in an ad that claims President Barack Obama “gutted” the welfare work requirement.

    After much consternation, Cain seemed to just plain run out of wiggle room on the subject, going from insisting that the welfare work exception wasn’t a Republican idea to begin with (it was) to saying that the administration is letting states not fully enforce the work requirement, to finally agreeing with Stewart’s claim that the ad is simply wrong.[....]

    Read more: http://www.rawstory.com/rs/2012/08/30/herman-cain-admits-romneys-welfare-attack-is-wrong/

    H/T Stephen C. Webster

    • Alma98

      Every time you think he’s gone Coontastic Cain pops back up.

      • creolechild

        Like a bad rash…

  • isonprize

    Just your friendly daily reminder: Mitt Romney, we haven’t forgotten about those tax returns. #LyinRyan

    THIS.

  • BoomerGal

    Anybody planning to listen to Romney tonight, please keep this in mind while he’s speaking. The lawn sprinkler effect, ( as noted by contributor on msnbc) in which, he will turn 30 degrees, 90 degrees, 120 degrees to 180 and back again. That’s robotics for your ass.

    Secondly, if he dares talk about his “success” at Bain Capital in rescuing failing companies, please keep Nabisco, Dunkin Donuts, Kay-B toys, Staples, Del Monte, Hertz and Dollar General in mind. Bain, like Carlyle, Cerberus and others are pirate companies better known as VULTURE CAPITALISTS. They saddled these companies with hundreds of millions in debt by forcing them to pay enormous management fees and “dividend recapitalizations” (interest) to banks, forcing them into bankruptsy and employee layoffs. ALL UNDER THE GUISE OF “rescue!” All of the aforementioned companies have been TAKEN OVER in “a prairie fire of debt.”

    It’s a gangsta move much like you might see on mob movies such as “Goodfellas,” calling themselves private equity firms. THIS is how Mitt made his fortune and I’m sure his father would be totally ashamed.

    • cosine

      Good run down. Mafia got nothing on Romney.

      • conlakappa

        The mob will break your legs, Mittens an’em will break your future.

  • GreenLadyHere

    Good Evenin’ miranda/POU FAM♥ – - – - -Alrighty NOW!! – -HAH!! – –

    – - –”LYIN’-RYAN” – — -is da STAR!!! – — -LIAR!! – –LOL – - –

    THIS is – -da FUN-NESS!! :>) — –

    Will B here OFTEN. :>)

  • creolechild

    Thank you, FLOTUS!

    So Long, Sloppy Joe: What’s Cooking At School

    For the first time in 15 years, school lunches must meet new federal nutrition standards that limit calories and sodium and mandate more servings of fruit and vegetables. Why now? Childhood obesity levels have reached epic proportions. One-third of American children are overweight or obese, putting them at risk for diseases usually reserved for adulthood, such as type 2 diabetes.

    Schools, meanwhile, feed a lot of kids. Some 32 million partake in the National School Lunch Program, a subsidized service of the U.S. Department of Agriculture. Consider that kids get up to half of their calories in school, and many kids look to school for the bulk of their food supply.[....]

    With her “Let’s Move!” initiative, launched in February, 2010, Michelle Obama has put childhood obesity on the national agenda, enlisting schools, places of worships, and healthcare professionals, for example, in the campaign to get kids to eat well and exercise. More than 4,000 schools have gotten a jumpstart on the new guidelines, earning recognition from the USDA’s HealthierUS SchoolChallenge, which rewards schools for advancing nutrition and physical activity through Let’s Move[....]

    Read more: http://health.usnews.com/health-news/articles/2012/08/27/so-long-sloppy-joe-whats-cooking-at-school

    H/T Rachel Pomerance

    • cosine

      YES!! LET’S MOVE — FORWARD.
      Mr. President and the First Lady are just wonderful.

    • Alma98

      Hey sloppy joes can be healthy, to my husband’s dismay we’re having turkey ones tonight. I’m tired and this all I could muster up.

  • rikyrah

    The Janesville falsehood
    By Steve Benen
    Thu Aug 30, 2012 3:05 PM EDT

    The list of falsehoods Paul Ryan told at the Republican National Convention last night isn’t short, but there’s one, in particular, that seems to be generating the most attention.

    “My home state voted for President Obama. When he talked about change, many people liked the sound of it, especially in Janesville, where we were about to lose a major factory.

    “A lot of guys I went to high school with worked at that GM plant. Right there at that plant, candidate Obama said: ‘I believe that if our government is there to support you … this plant will be here for another hundred years.’ That’s what he said in 2008.

    “Well, as it turned out, that plant didn’t last another year. It is locked up and empty to this day. And that’s how it is in so many towns today, where the recovery that was promised is nowhere in sight.”

    ………………….

    To their credit, plenty of campaign reporters immediately recognized one of the major flaws in Ryan’s attack — the GM plant in Janesville was shut down before Obama took office. Take a look at that photo included above, and then notice the date on the banner. GM’s press release announcing the closing of the plant was issued in June 2008. One of the local papers ran this headline in December 2008, the month before Obama’s inauguration: “Hugs, tears as GM workers leave Janesville plant for last time.”

    http://maddowblog.msnbc.com/_news/2012/08/30/13572758-the-janesville-falsehood?lite

    • http://pragmaticobotsunite.blogspot.com/ Sepia

      I believe social media forced campaign reporters to call out Ryan. Tweeters were fact checking Ryan’s speech in real-time, thus forcing the media’s hand.

  • GN

    OFA:

    Not the Headlines They Hoped For—Paul Ryan’s Convention Speech
    August 30, 2012

    Not the Headlines They Hoped For: Paul Ryan’s Convention Speech

    “Misleading”…“Factual Shortcuts”…”Breathtakingly Dishonest”… “Truth-Bending”

    Washington Post Editorial: Mr. Ryan’s misleading speech
    Associated Press: FACT CHECK: Ryan takes factual shortcuts in speech

    Boston Globe: Paul Ryan’s attacks on Obama may hurt his own credibility

    New York Times: In Ryan Critique of Obama, Omissions Help Make the Case

    Washington Post Fact Checker: Ryan misleads on GM plant closing in hometown

    Associated Press: FACT CHECK: Ryan ignores parts of his own record

    Washington Post Opinion: Five ways Paul Ryan’s GM attack was dishonest

    Politico: Why the GOP loves Ryan’s ‘deceiving’ speech

    Milwaukee Journal Sentinel: Lies, distortions and whoppers — a roundup of media fact-checks of Ryan’s speech

    Washington Post’s Ezra Klein: A not-very-truthful speech in a not-very-truthful campaign

    Madison Cap Times Editorial: Paul Ryan rewrites Janesville’s history

    CNN: Fact Check: Paul Ryan misleads on debt panel’s spending cut plan

    Huffington Post: Paul Ryan Campaign Defends Much-Ridiculed GM Plant Closing Remarks

    CNN: Romney campaign defends Ryan’s speech

    Washington Post Opinion: Paul Ryan’s breathtakingly dishonest speech

    The Hill: AP: Ryan speech took ‘factual shortcuts’ on Medicare, other issues

    Bloomberg: Ryan Accused of Falsities in Speech by Obama Team, Fact Checkers

    US News and World Report: Paul Ryan Repeats Auto Bailout, Medicare Lies

    National Journal: Paul Ryan and the Post-Truth Convention Speech

    Washington Post’s The Fix: Will Paul Ryan’s truth-bending hurt him and the GOP?

    ABC: Paul Ryan Links Obama Policies to GM Plant Closed Under George W. Bush

    Talking Points Memo: FLASHBACK: Ryan Decried Mediscare Tactics, Urged Romney To Be Forthright About Medicare Privatization

    The Atlantic: Paul Ryan’s Medicare Doublespeak

    Talking Points Memo: Top 5 Fibs In Paul Ryan’s Convention Speech

    Huffington Post: Paul Ryan Address: Convention Speech Built On Demonstrably Misleading Assertions

    http://www.barackobama.com/press/release/not-the-headlines-they-hoped-for-paul-ryans-convention-speech1

    Major fail for Romnyan. I remember a few days ago, a Romney pollster said that the campaign would not be “dictated to” by fact-checkers. Woody was right–the media got fed up with the lie tsunami.

    • gc

      They see the iceberg ahead, hear the orchestra playing….

      • conlakappa

        ::GOP rearranges deck chairs::

        • GreenLadyHere

          conlakappa —Annnnd — –the dranks continue 2 flow – –

  • rikyrah

    Romney’s Government Handout, Ctd

    A reader writes:

    This seems like a pretty big deal to me. If you read the Rolling Stone article in its entirety, it’s clear that Romney blackmailed the FDIC into settling Bain debt at pennies on the dollar by threatening to remove what remaining cash assets Bain had that were owed the US government as bonuses rather than paying down the debt – and later following through on it. In other words, he screwed the American taxpayer out of millions of dollars while giving his buddies (and maybe himself) bonuses rather than paying Bain’s debts.

    This is Gordon Gecko at his worst.

    Another:

    So Mitt Romney … didn’t build that?

    http://andrewsullivan.thedailybeast.com/2012/08/romneys-government-handout-ctd.html

  • rikyrah

    The Return Of Cheneyism, Ctd

    “Four years ago, the Mitt Romneys of the world nearly destroyed the global economy with their greed, shortsightedness and – most notably – wildly irresponsible use of debt in pursuit of personal profit. The sight was so disgusting that people everywhere were ready to drop an H-bomb on Lower Manhattan and bayonet the survivors. But today that same insane greed ethos, that same belief in the lunatic pursuit of instant borrowed millions – it’s dusted itself off, it’s had a shave and a shoeshine, and it’s back out there running for president,” – Matt Taibbi.

    More to the point, nine years ago, the Mitt Romneys of the world (including me) nearly destroyed America’s fiscal, strategic and moral standing in the world by an ill-conceived war in a Muslim country in the Middle East. And now, Mitt Romney is pledging a full-out war against Iran. They can learn nothing because they are never wrong – and the past is always wiped clean. The GOP has become the nemesis of conservatism: a hermetically sealed ideology that applies the same 1981 solutions whatever the problem, whatever the circumstance, whatever the date. It’s a religious movement, not a political party. And it has fused its religious fundamentalism with economic fundamentalism.

    http://andrewsullivan.thedailybeast.com/2012/08/romneys-debt-deceit.html

  • rikyrah

    Posted at 02:47 PM ET, 08/30/2012
    Painful

    By Greg Sargent

    Many news outlets have done a good job in debunking the falsehoods and distortions in Paul Ryan’s speech. That said, you should watch this video compilation that TPM has posted, in which news anchors just don’t seem all that bothered by Ryan’s dishonesty, or even try to explain away the importance or significance of it:

    It’s probably not fair to say this is representative, but it’s pretty eye-opening stuff. You really have to love the tone of surprise some of these folks bring to the idea that Ryan just might have been less than truthful here and there. Haven’t they been paying attention to this campaign at all?

    This sort of thing, by the way, is exactly what the Romney campaign is banking on: that influential reporters and news outlets will prove unable to keep up with the sheer scope and volume of falsehoods the campaign uncorks daily, or just won’t care enough to reckon with what’s actually going on here. Again, this is a test: what should media figures do when one campaign has decided that there is literally no set of boundaries it needs to follow when it comes to the veracity of the assertions that form the foundation of its whole argument?

    http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/plum-line/post/painful/2012/08/30/c472b4c8-f2cf-11e1-adc6-87dfa8eff430_blog.html

  • GreenLadyHere

    miranda — – -Hmmm. . . Wonder WHYCOME the “RE-THUCKERS [just' thought of THIS -LOL] – - -di-ent GLOAT ova this:?– -

    – - -Jobless Claims in U.S. Unchanged Last Week at One-Month High – -

    - – —More Americans than forecast filed applications for unemployment benefits last week, a sign that progress in the labor market is faltering amid a slowing economy.

    Jobless claims were little changed at 374,000 in the week ended Aug. 25, matching the upwardly revised figure from the prior week, the Labor Department reported today in Washington. The median forecast of 50 economists surveyed by Bloomberg News called for 370,000. The four-week moving average, a less volatile measure, climbed to a six-week high.

    Annnd THIS is Oooo-Kaaaay. THERE R sooomany FACTORS that AFFECT this. CAN we say 0 00ISAAC?? – -

    CARRY ON – - – -MR. PRESIDENT♥! – - – -We LOVE U. :>) —

  • rikyrah

    August 30, 2012 4:04 PM
    How Will Obama Respond To Ryan?

    By Ed Kilgore

    By the weekend, efforts by both progressives and by the MSM to illustrate the extraordinary mendacity of Paul Ryan’s attacks on Obama (and misrepresentations of his own background and agenda) will have either had an impact, or will have failed. A complicating factor, of course, is that a new pack of lies may rise into the airwaves from Tampa with a powerful smell of brimstone tonight, before or during Mitt Romney’s acceptance speech.

    But next week, of course, Democrats will have their convention, and it’s possible to speculate how they will parry both the attacks and the presentation of the Romney-Ryan agenda as a brave answer to the nation’s challenges that happens not to affect anyone negatively except maybe those people who live on welfare and/or hope to benefit from ObamaCare or other “income redistribution” schemes.

    http://www.washingtonmonthly.com/political-animal-a/2012_08/how_will_obama_respond_to_ryan039583.php

  • http://pragmaticobotsunite.blogspot.com/ Sepia

    DAMN! Team OBeezy ain’t wasting no time calling out Romney’s lies!

    Romney Excerpts vs. the Truth: North American Energy Independence by 2020<b?
    http://www.barackobama.com/press/release/romney-excerpts-vs.-the-truth-north-american-energy-independence-by-2020

  • rikyrah

    OK, Ryan. Let’s Talk About Janesville And the Auto Industry.

    Paul Ryan is getting all kinds of grief today for misleading the public about a General Motors plant in Janesville, Wisconsin. He deserves it. If you don’t believe me, read Dylan Matthews and Greg Sargent of the Washington Post, who have done the legwork to get the full story of how and why the plant closed.

    But I also wonder: Why does the Ryan campaign want to make the auto industry a focus of attention? I’m asking because, if I’m sitting at Obama headquarters in Chicago right now, I’m not angry that Ryan started talking about GM. I’m positively thrilled.

    Some history, for those who have forgotten: In late 2008, with Wall Street in crisis and the economy grinding to a halt, General Motors and Chrysler revealed they were on the brink of collapse. They’d been struggling for years, paying the price for poor decisions by management and labor, but now things were much worse: They simply didn’t have the money to keep operating. In normal times, the carmakers could have filed for bankruptcy, obtained financing to reorganize and renegotiate contracts, and then emerged as leaner, stronger companies. But these were not normal times. The financial industry was in no position to offer that kind of assistance. Had the companies gone into bankruptcy, the likely result would have been liquidation.

    http://www.tnr.com/blog/plank/106737/ryan-janesville-gm-obama-detroit-rescue

  • rikyrah

    yeah Rev. Al:

    LYING by any other name is LYING – about the Zombie -Eyed Granny Killer

    • Miranda

      #Factualshortcuts

      IS LYING!!!!!!!!!!!

  • rikyrah

    August 30, 2012 4:40 PM
    Voting Rights Tempest

    By Ed Kilgore

    So another shoe drops in the brewing judicial tempest over voting rights: a three-court panel of federal district judges in DC ruled unanimously that Texas’s new voter ID law does not pass muster under the Section 5 review required by the Voting Right Act. Rick Hasen of Election Law Blog has a good summary:

    [T]he court concludes that Texas, which bears the burden of proof in a section 5 case, cannot prove its law won’t make the position of protected minorities worse off. And the court suggests this was a problem of its own making: Texas could have made the i.d. law less onerous (as in Georgia, which the court suggests DOJ was probably right to preclear) and Texas could have done more to produce evidence supporting its side at trial, but it engaged in bad trial tactics.

    Now Texas will appeal to the Supreme Court for an emergency stay of the ruling so that it can use its new Voter ID system on November 6, but it’s unlikely the Court would overturn a finding of fact without some deliberations. On a separate track, Texas has asked the District Court to consider the constitutionality of Section 5—a subject already certain to make its way to the Supremes from several directions. It’s worth remembering that in a separate decision earlier this week, a DC District Court panel struck down Texas’ congressional and state legislative redistricting for this cycle on Section 5 grounds, though it probably won’t keep the new lines from being used on November 6.

    http://www.washingtonmonthly.com/political-animal-a/2012_08/voting_rights_tempest039584.php

  • rikyrah

    Many Suspected Ineligible CO Voters US Citizens

    By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS

    Published: August 29, 2012 at 9:05 PM ET

    Nearly a third of people whose citizenship and right to vote were questioned by Colorado’s secretary of state are actually U.S. citizens, election officials said Wednesday, prompting Democrats to question the motives behind the effort to clean up voting rolls as a tightly contested presidential election approaches.

    Earlier this month, Republican Secretary of State Scott Gessler sent letters to nearly 4,000 people questioning their citizenship as part of a plan to have them voluntarily withdraw or confirm their eligibility to vote.

    State officials were able to run 1,400 of those names through a federal immigration database and found that more than 1,200 were U.S. citizens. Verification of the remaining names is still pending, but so far, the search hasn’t turned up any non-citizens registered to vote.

    Martha Tierney, an attorney for the Colorado Democratic Party, told election officials during a meeting Wednesday that they were wasting their time on a small group of voters instead of focusing on ensuring a fair and accurate fall election.

    http://www.nytimes.com/aponline/2012/08/29/us/ap-us-voter-list-purge-colorado.html?_r=2&pagewanted=all

  • Miranda

    The Federal Bailout That Saved Mitt Romney
    Government documents prove the candidate’s mythology is just that

    Mitt Romney likes to say he won’t “apologize” for his success in business. But what he never says is “thank you” – to the American people – for the federal bailout of Bain & Company that made so much of his outsize wealth possible.

    According to the candidate’s mythology, Romney took leave of his duties at the private equity firm Bain Capital in 1990 and rode in on a white horse to lead a swift restructuring of Bain & Company, preventing the collapse of the consulting firm where his career began. When The Boston Globe reported on the rescue at the time of his Senate run against Ted Kennedy, campaign aides spun Romney as the wizard behind a “long-shot miracle,” bragging that he had “saved bank depositors all over the country $30 million when he saved Bain & Company.”

    Read more: http://www.rollingstone.com/politics/news/the-federal-bailout-that-saved-mitt-romney-20120829#ixzz254o0AONS

  • rikyrah

    August 30, 2012 12:53 PM
    Blazing New Trails

    By Ed Kilgore

    This morning, after publishing a “fact-checking” piece on Paul Ryan’s acceptance speech, WaPo’s earnest wonk Ezra Klein felt compelled to pen a subsequent column noting that something really new is going on with the Romney/Ryan campaign:

    The Republican ticket, when it comes to talking about matters of policy and substance, has some real problems – problems that have nothing to do with whether you like their ideas. Romney admits that his tax plan “can’t be scored” and then he rejects independent analyses showing that his numbers don’t add up. He says — and Ryan echoes — that he’ll bring federal spending down to 20 percent of GDP but refuses to outline a path for how well get there. He mounts a massive ad assault based on a completely discredited lie about the Obama administration’s welfare policy. He releases white papers quoting economists who don’t agree with the Romney campaign’s interpretations of their research..

    ……………………………

    Why is this happening? My theory is simple: Paul Ryan is a truly radical ideologue who is used to disguising his radicalism; that’s how someone who still seems to leaf through a dogeared copy of Atlas Shrugged for inspiration has survived so long. And Mitt Romney is, even according to his friends and admirers, a chameleon who has constantly changed his policies and rhetoric to reflect the changing contexts in which he was trying to “succeed,” his supreme “value.”

    When Romney chose Ryan as his running-mate, we all had theories of what this surprising move represented. It didn’t occur to me, anyway, that the real bond between the two men was a practiced affinity for lying about themselves and their opponents without any apparent moral struggle: Romney because he truly does think himself uniquely capable to serve as president (his campaign slogan should probably be Pontius Pilate’s announcement of Christ upon delivering him to “justice:” Ecce Homo!); Ryan because he aims at liberating the American people from the far greater “lies” of collectivism and altruism.

    http://www.washingtonmonthly.com/political-animal-a/2012_08/blazing_new_trails039580.php

    • creolechild

      Oh gag me! So now we’re supposed to believe Ezra’s having an epiphany. No…what’s happening is that Ezra is sensing that the tide is turning and some journalists are starting to do their jobs. So he’s trying to jump on the bandwagon. Don’t even try it, Ezra!

  • GreenLadyHere

    miranda – - – –LOL -

    ☻ –bluedigger
    1. “If I’m lyin’, I’m Ryan.”

    View profile
    My favorite new catchphrase
    – - – - -LOL

    – - –Annd- — — -DANG! – — – -Calista needsta – - -STEP AWAY FROM THAT — -BOTOX SYRINGE!! LOL

    • TheShyLurker

      Was I just watching the Captain & Tennille Hour?

      Regardless of botox, Callista to me looks like Montgomery Burns.

      • Alma98

        You wrong!

      • GreenLadyHere

        LOL TheShyLuker – - – –

        – - –YA MEAN – - -LIKE — -THIS!?? – — -LOL

        • TheShyLurker

          Excellent!

          Tell me you can’t see it.

          • GreenLadyHere

            LOL – - -TheShyLurker – – - -ABSOLUTELY!! — – -LOL.

            – - -That’s WHYCOME I trydta get the BEST 1. :>)

  • creolechild

    Well, this is creepy! Why doesn’t Facebook just let people know upfront that everything they post no longer belongs to them and is being sold to the highest bidder? I know some people don’t see anything wrong with it, but I think there’s definitely something wrong with this practice because you have no way of telling with whom or where your personal information may land..Beam me up, Scottie! (:

    Your Facebook Data In Unprecedented Detail, Via Wolfram Alpha

    The “don’t-call-it-a-search” engine Wolfram|Alpha on Thursday unveiled a new tool giving Facebook users unprecedented amounts of detail about their Facebook profiles — including geographic and age distributions of all of their Friends, a user’s “most Liked” post, and graphs of peak activity, for just some examples.

    But Wolfram|Alpha doesn’t stop there: It then combines all of this granular, comprehensive data from a user’s Facebook profile with its own vast “knowledge base,” of general facts, giving a user the exact weather forecast at the date and time of their birth, for example.[....]

    http://livewire.talkingpointsmemo.com/entry/your-facebook-data-in-unprecedented-detail-via-wolfram

    H/T Carl Franzen

    • itgurl_29

      And this is why I refuse to get on Facebook. I don’t like everyone knowing my business.

      • Alma98

        Yep everybody keep telling me I need to get on facebook, no thanks.

    • Aquagranny911

      That’s why I don’t have Face Book & so wish my family members also did not but who listens to me.

  • lamh35

    so what time is the live chat. I’m gonna see if I can pull it up at work, if not, I’ll just be posting in comments section.

    I can’t watch RNC on computer (I like the record and fast forward) so I’ll be following updates on livechat and twitter.

    • Miranda

      Its up now!

  • GreenLadyHere

    miranda – — -BWAHAHA – - – –REALLY!?? – –

    - -Republican Convention Bombs As Viewership Drops by 17 Million – –

    – - —The GOP’s Mitt makeover isn’t going over well with American television viewers. Compared to night two of the 2008 Republican convention, viewership is down by 17 million.

    Paul Ryan is no Sarah Palin. The viewership for Paul Ryan’s speech was down across every network compared to what Sarah Palin averaged in 2008. NBC was down 3.5 million viewers. ABC was down three million viewers. CBS and MSNBC were down 2 million viewers each. CNN lost a whopping 5 million viewers compared to Palin’s 2008 speech. Even Fox News was down 1.5 million viewers. In total, only 20 million people tuned in for Paul Ryan compared to the 37 million who watched Sarah Palin.

    Ryan’s ratings nosedive isn’t the Republican convention’s only problem. Only Fox News and ABC saw their viewership rise or stay the same from night one to night two. Fox News saw their viewership rise from 6.89 million on night one to 7.70 million on night two, while ABC has drawn to 2.86 million viewers on each night.

    What really jumps out in the ratings data is how limited the appeal of this convention is. Fox News has led the ratings for all networks on both nights. If the Romney campaign was hoping to reach Independents with their convention, it isn’t working. Over one third of the total audience is coming from the Republican cheering section known as Fox News
    THERE IS MORE.

    – — -Woo! Hoo! :>)- – –WAYTA GO – -KARMA!! – –

    • gc

      “LIMITED APPEAL” And that’s t in a nutshell. Emphasis on NUTS.

      • GreenLadyHere

        Gc – —-LOL — -***fist bump*** – —NUTS! 2 THEM!! – –LOL

    • TyrenM

      Except for football nite, I bet Obama doubles that.

      • GreenLadyHere

        TyrenM. :>) – - —Sorry 2 take soo long. Hadta get this”-

        - – 38 Million View Obama’s Speech; Highest-Rated Convention In History – —

        – - -Barack Obama accepted the Democratic nomination for president on Thursday as an estimated 38 million viewers watched on television, setting a new record for convention viewership, according to Nielsen Media Research.

        Mr. Obama’s speech — a historic one given his status as the first African American nominee of a major political party — reached significantly more viewers than the comparable addresses in 2004. Coverage of John Kerry’s acceptance speech in 2004 had 24.4 million viewers; coverage of George W. Bush’s convention speech that same year drew 27.5 million.

        The audience estimate of 38.3 million means that Mr. Obama’s speech reached more viewers than the Olympics opening ceremony in Beijing, the final “American Idol” or the Academy Awards this year, the Associated Press notes.- – - -[Annnnd - -GUESS WHAT?? LOL]
        THERE IS MORE! LOL

  • GreenLadyHere
    • annvic

      He looked a little dark to be one of Ann Romney’s boys…..

      • Elie

        IVF and surrogates have a way of producing non-biological children you know!!!

      • itgurl_29

        My mama said the same thing. She thinks he’s either the gardener’s or the pool man’s baby.

      • vulcan_girl

        Hello!

      • GreenLadyHere

        ***fist bump** annvic. LOL —–***BIG HUG*** – –

        Several THOUGHTS: – —

        – - -☻ –IVF – –Heck all their chil’ren DID!! – –

        - – –☻ –missy RAFALCA- —uses 2 MUCH —Lady Clairol!! LOL

        Annnd BTW – IMHO–his spanish was NOT alll that good.

        BUT lemme check with Aqugranny911. LOL.

        • annvic

          Hey Greenlady! I had just turned to the t.v. and saw a tan dude speaking spanish and then they put his name up on the screen and I was taken aback ’cause while I wouldn’t put it past Mitt to have outside kids, I know he damn sure wouldn’t let any of ‘em speak at the RNC.

          • GreenLadyHere

            ***fist bump*** annvic. :>)

            HECK! — –HE – -BUSSED – - -NIGRAS — -2 the NAACP convention in order 2 –APPLAUD 4 him!! – –

            He’s a EVIL/VILE -LYIN’ – -RACIST!! – - -

            – - – -RELIGIOUS!! – — -HAH!!

            Religion is BEHAVIOR – — -NOT the RITUALS. — geesh!

      • conlakappa

        Is he the one who had Pancho Villa makeup for his iSomos latinos! ad? I think he looks like a combination of his parents–a biological car wreck.

  • Elie

    Jeb Bush really has a nerve!!! Are you freaking kidding me!!!

  • http://pragmaticobotsunite.blogspot.com/ Sepia

    Lawd! Jeb Bush just said, “You betta leb my big brother alone Obama ya big meanie!”.

    I can’t.

    • rikyrah

      BWA HA HA HA HA

    • itgurl_29

      He looked like a weak whiny little beyotch and made his brother look weak too.

      • http://pragmaticobotsunite.blogspot.com/ Sepia

        He couldn’t even say his brother’s name! How you gonna defend your brother and not say his name??

  • lamh35

    So on twitter they are saying that Jeb’s whole brother defense was not in prepared remarks provided by campaign.

    Does that mean they weren’t approved!

    • annvic

      Lol, these morons! Jeb Bush is on video giving a spirited defense of his brother and claiming he kept us safe while the RNC crowd gave him a standing ovation. The DNC staffers must be cranking the stereo and passing out the margaritas right about now.

      • TresL

        “…he kept us safe.” That is the dumbest and most dishonest statement ever uttered by Republicans. It’s pure denial and how they get away with it is breathtakingly Orwellian. Did that bastard keep us safe on September 11th, in the unnecessary Iraq war and the mismanaged Afghanistan war? The motherfucker was president then just in case you forgot, Jeb! That magical thinking that somehow 9/11 happened on Clinton’s watch does not work in the reality-based world outside of FOX and RWNJ talk radio.

        Half of this country needs to be de-programmed because the Republican party has proven itself to be just as much a cult as Mormonism. They are completely impervious to facts and as Rove was quoted as saying, they’ve created their own reality.

        • Aquagranny911

          Dang! I forgot who said this the other day. I think it might have been the Irish PM:

          “The US Republican party is nothing more than a quasi religious cult”

          I may not have got those words exactly right but it’s the thought that counts.

  • angee

    Know what happens when you have a well documented problem with POC and a helluva week that validate those problems? You hand out “Hispanics for Mitt” signs to white people from the Kansas delegation to wave in front of the cameras.
    https://twitter.com/MichaelSkolnik

    They keep lying!

    • Alma98

      WOW!

      • gc

        Double WOW with an OMG!

    • Miranda

      ________________________________—they are better than any Thursday night sitcom on NBC in the 80s…seriously, they beat them all.

    • Aquagranny911

      I have no words…..

      • conlakappa

        Oh, but we know you do. And in two languages! Digame, abuela!

    • creolechild

      LOL! He’s clowning them hard…

      Michael Skolnik ‏@MichaelSkolnik

      Gov. Susana Martinez just spoke in Spanish during her speech and the the whole arena called immigration on her. #TheyGotConfused

  • Elie

    Who knew that Jeb Bush was truly his mother’s son?
    He is a spiteful, petty, manipulative, self-serving, entitled bastard!!!

    • conlakappa

      He’s her favorite and looking more likely her daily.

  • GreenLadyHere

    – –POOR YOUNG BROTHA! – — -WAY-ELL – –AT LEAST he’ll GET a

    FULL RIDE 2 COLLEGE – —from the RE-THUCKER’s – — -bribery Errrrrr- – -SCHOLARSHIP FUND. LOL.

    BTW – — -Teh WILLARD said that CLASS SIZE doesn’t matta.

    Sooo WHYCOME they talkin’ ’bout – –HIRING TEACHERS –AGAIN????

    – — -***tsk*** ***eye roll*** – -

  • http://pragmaticobotsunite.blogspot.com/ Sepia

    Elon James White ‏@elonjames
    I hate when they parade minorities out to make points… This is why they THINK there so inclusive… #GOP2012

    You mean like they paraded Condi Rice out last night?

    • nellcote

      There have been more POC on stage the last 3 days in total than there are on the convention floor.

  • Elie

    Yes Jeb Bush, if we want to be a “united country” you demand that we give in to you and your party who have destroyed our country and held us hostage the last few years as a way of destroying the presidency of Barack Obama and forcing Americans to hand control back to you the hostage takers!!!

    Nice try.

    • jds09

      Jeb is the guy at the party that won’t leave. You’ve turned on the lights, put on your p.j.s and he’s still talking to you while you’re loading the dishwasher. Just leave Jeb, just leave.

  • rikyrah

    Your Romney Drinking Game: A choice between drunk or sober…

    By Dennis G. August 30th, 2012

    I’ve been thinking about a simple Romney Drinking game. I have it narrowed to a choice between two options.

    In choice A, you take a drink every time he lies. And in choice B you take a shot when he tells the truth.

    But there is a problem.

    One of these choices will drain every bottle of booze in the house, while the other will keep you dry all night long.

    Perhaps there are some other options.

    Any ideas?

    http://www.balloon-juice.com/2012/08/30/your-romney-drinking-game-a-choice-between-drunk-or-sober/

    • Aquagranny911

      LMAO!!!

    • TyrenM

      CarolinaGirl. What was tonites “drink word/phrase?”

  • http://pragmaticobotsunite.blogspot.com/ Sepia

    *dead*

    Dick MorrisVerified ‏@DickMorrisTweet
    I’ll be love tweeting tonight with my thoughts on the convention. #GOP2012

    • conlakappa

      Aren’t there some ho toes he should be sucking somewhere in St. Pete?

  • jds09

    I’m watching the convention on cspan. They’re not panning the audience, how many people are there?

  • Miranda

    Live Chat is up!

  • GreenLadyHere

    miranda – —-IMMA take my SUN GLASSES off 4 a minute – –so that I

    can attempt 2 C — -the MORMON — -INCLUSIVITY- — – –

    – - — – -DANG!! — –BLINDED BY da – — WYT!! – - –

    ***HURREDLY — replaces -SUN GLASSES*** geesh!!

    • conlakappa

      Aw, were the only people left the King and Osmond famiies?

      • GreenLadyHere

        LOL conlakappa. YEP. – - – -**toothy smile” annnd all. :>)

  • GreenLadyHere

    FACTOID: – - – -Ms. SERENA☻ has EARNED a CAREER – — $38 MILLION — – -

    PROUD of U! :>) Annnnnd – -SHE GIVES BACK 2 the COMMUNITY!! :>)

  • creolechild

    Apparently, he doesn’t understand what an Executive Order is. Is he brain dead or just plain stupid?`

    Ted Cruz Thinks Mitt Romney Should End Obama’s Deferred Action Policy

    [....] Ted Cruz, the Republican Senate nominee in Texas, insisted that the GOP presidential candidate should end the policy: Asked by Telemundo whether Romney should reinstate deportations of young people granted deferred action, Cruz said, “I do.”

    “I think it is without authority, and we’re a nation of rule of law, and it is not defending anyone’s freedom to be undermining rule of law,” he said of President Obama’s June announcement that his administration would grant work authorizations and deferred action — reprieve from deportation concerns for two years — to some undocumented young people.[....]

    Read more: http://thinkprogress.org/justice/2012/08/29/759191/ted-cruz-thinks-mitt-romney-should-end-obamas-deferred-action-policy/

    H/T Amanda Peterson Beadle

    • rikyrah

      the company Willard keeps

  • creolechild

    Now, runtelldat! Who’s gonna check DWS?

    DNC Chair: GOP Favored ‘Winning At All Costs’ Over Storm Victims

    Debbie Wasserman Schultz, chairwoman of the DNC and a Florida congresswoman, dinged Republicans on Thursday for not scaling back their convention further out of respect for Americans caught in the path of Hurricane Isaac. “They could have taken things down a notch,” Wasserman Schultz said at a Democratic press conference rebutting the Republican convention. “I think it probably was an example of their continued focus on winning at all costs.”

    While she said she agreed with the RNC’s decision to scrub the convention’s first day because of safety concerns, “parties and the special interest-funded bashes” still were held “in spite of the fact that our state was getting hit and Tampa was still in the path of the storm.”[....]

    Read more: http://2012.talkingpointsmemo.com/2012/08/dnc-chair-gop-placed-winning-at-all-costs-over-respect-for-storm-victims.php?ref=fpnewsfeed

    H/T Benjy Sarlin

    • Miranda

      DWS to Reince Preibus – WHATS MY NAME…SAY IT! SPELL IT! *SLAAAA-AAAAP!*

  • Elie

    Where the heck do they fish out these token blacks from??

    Jane Emonds is angling for a token position again?? This is too sad to watch!!

    Jane Edmonds fake “civil rights trailblazer” shucking for an appointment to the detriment of everyone else!!!

    These fake hustlers who exploited the civil rights movement and results solely for their own advancement even if other blacks, minorities continue to suffer.

    All that is important is that Jane edmonds gets hers!!

    http://www.northeastern.edu/news/2011/10/edmonds/

    • creolechild

      Northeastern is a good school, but it’s not known for its (*cough*) diversity.

  • TheShyLurker

    Clint Eastwood…

    Damn.

    Somebody should have lured his ass offstage with juice and cookies.

  • GreenLadyHere

    miranda – — -[Apologies iff a dup]– —

    – — -7 Facts About Mitt Romney’s Economic Plan He Doesn’t Want You To Know

    - — -Mitt Romney will officially accept the Republican nomination for president at the party’s national convention tonight, and in his speech, he will undoubtedly talk about the economy and his supposed plan to spur growth and speed up the recovery. Romney’s plan is notorious for its lack of specifics, but through the few details he has provided, ThinkProgress compiled seven facts about his economic policies that he likely won’t mention in his speech tonight:

    1) It gives the rich and corporations a massive tax cut. Romney’s proposal to give every American a tax cut is a giveaway to the rich that is four-times larger than the Bush tax cuts. Half the benefit would go to the richest five percent of Americans, and each member of the top 0.1 percent would get at least a $264,000 cut. Romney says he will balance the cuts with the closure of tax loopholes, but he can’t name which ones he’d close and even if he did, the plan wouldn’t generate enough revenue to offset revenue lost to tax reductions. His corporate tax plan, meanwhile, results in more than $1 trillion in tax cuts.
    THERE R MORE

  • GN

    @utaustinliberal:
    That awkward moment you realize the only thing that made sense at #GOP2012 was Clint Eastwood talking to a chair.

    • Miranda

      They made it so damn easy this week. This was the most fail I’ve seen at one event since ……………………the LAST RNC CONVENTION!

  • GN

    **dead**

    @BarackObama:
    This seat’s taken. http://OFA.BO/c2gbfi , pic.twitter.com/jgGZTb02

    • Aquagranny911

      If you go read twitter you need Depends. There is somebody doing @invisiblechair who should have their own stand up comedy show.

    • Miranda

      Its already been retweeted nearly 25,000 times!

    • MsKitty

      Dayum

  • Aquagranny911

    OMG! I just saw the clip of Eastwood. My crazy Tio from Yuma makes more sense & we put him to rocking & singing to the babies at family gatherings. If all this wasn’t so sad for our country it would be funny. Well it is very funny. The RNC is so toasted. What a weird, hateful & angry mess they are.

  • GreenLadyHere

    miranda – — TP’s GOT IT. :>) – - –

    – –‘Surprise’ Clint Eastwood Speech Features Bizarre Conversation With Empty Chair – –

    - – — - In what was a poorly kept “surprise” appearance, actor/director Clint Eastwood gave a highly bizarre speech at the Republican National Convention in Tampa Thursday. Eastwood blamed President Obama for getting the U.S. into a war in Afghanistan without talking to Russia first (though George W. Bush began that war seven years before Obama took office), repeated told an empty chair he pretended was Obama to “shut up,” and said we shouldn’t have attorneys as president (though Mitt Romney has a law degree from Harvard).

    Watch the video:[Annnd - - -THERE IS NO MORE. :>)]

    Annd the WHOLE WORLD– – WATCHED —- -WHEW LAWD!

    ***shaken’ my head****

    • nellcote

      I’m starting to think Eastwood is a dem mole. LOL

  • GreenLadyHere

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  • Camille

    Mitt Romney, his wife and friends have tried to argue that he is “–the right man at the right man for the job describing him variously as solid, capable, high morals, family man, experienced–”

    And wise folk around the world respond in unison:

    What is moral about making millions by bankrupting companies and throwing thousands out of work?

    Hiding your money in offshore accounts to avoid paying taxes? You know the taxes that support the US infrastructure. That country you claim to “love”.

    Avoiding the draft and receiving 5 deferments by going on a mission to France, as if the French needed “saving”?

    The constant “flipflopping” AKA “lying”?