Posts tagged dirty laundry.
If the republican plan is to drive the economy into the ground in protest to President Obama realection; then what in the hell will they do when he does get elected again?
I believe republican pride in the aftermath of his realection, will be the end of us all.
It’s not like their gonna say, hey man - my bad - you the man - run this shit!
Sound Familiar, recognize the squinting eyes, and that stern statement of innocents?
-it is what it is!
Quit asking for handouts you lazy hippie scum! Get a job!
Anyone who makes any sort of claim against the need for Health Care Reform has never been caught in the awful and very literal dead zone between making not enough money to afford care and making too much money to be covered by the state.
— JON STEWART, concluding his interview with Condoleezza Rice in which she explained the Bush administration’s justification for invading Iraq, on The Daily Show (via inothernews)
Stephen Colbert suggests a mild change of message to the Occupy Wall Street movement in exchange for some Colbert SuperPAC support.
A Republican senator is calling on President Obama to cancel the $12.8 million in bonuses that were approved for 10 executives at the government-seized mortgage giants Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac that received a $170 billion taxpayer-funded bailout.
“I am calling on the president of the United States to cancel those bonuses and explain to the American people, the taxpayers who bailed out Freddie and Fannie, why he continues to reward failure,” Sen. John Barrasso, R-Wyo., said at a news conference Tuesday.
Read more: http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2011/11/01/republican-senator-calls-on-obama-to-cancel-fannie-mae-freddie-mac-bonuses/#ixzz1cWDEWkII
The foot soldiers in the government’s increasingly fanatical war on drugs, particularly marijuana, are state and local police officers dressed in SWAT gear and armed to the hilt. These SWAT teams carry out roughly 50,000 no-knock raids every year in search of illegal drugs and drug paraphernalia. As author and journalist Radley Balko reports, “The vast majority of these raids are to serve routine drug warrants, many times for crimes no more serious than possession of marijuana… Police have broken down doors, screamed obscenities, and held innocent people at gunpoint only to discover that what they thought were marijuana plants were really sunflowers, hibiscus, ragweed, tomatoes, or elderberry bushes. (It’s happened with all five.)” +
“Goldline International, the California precious metals retailer promoted by Glenn Beck and other right-wing radio hosts, was formally charged with 19 criminal counts—including grand theft by false pretenses, false advertising, and conspiracy—on Tuesday by the Santa Monica City Attorney’s Office. The criminal complaint also implicates Goldline CEO Mark Albarian, along with two other company executives and two salespeople.
The charges detailed in the complaint support what MoJo’s Stephanie Mencimer first reported in 2010: Using aggressive telemarketing tactics, Goldline employees routinely pressured customers to purchase expensive coins with mark-ups so steep that it was very unlikely the consumer would ever make his money back. The company racked up a long list of complaints with the Federal Trade Commission, and at one point was sanctioned by the state of Missouri. But Beck and other endorsers (including liberal talker Ed Schultz) lent an air of legitimacy to the whole operation, sowing fears of a total economic collapse to help make the pitch for Swiss Francs. Beck’s pitch went a step further, arguing that in the event of a total financial meltdown, the government would confiscate gold bullion—meaning you should invest your money in coins instead. “