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01 Nov 2013, 5:16 am

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Journalist Amy Hubbard wrote for Los Angeles Times 31 October 2013:
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A Hallmark ornament that reads "Don we now our FUN apparel!" has some people fuming. By substituting the Christmas carol lyric from "gay apparel" to "fun apparel" on the sweater-shaped ornament, the greeting card company stirred up a holiday storm.
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01 Nov 2013, 7:25 am

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Journalist Lara Jakes wrote for The Associated Press 31 October 2013:
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Iraqi Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki told a packed auditorium at the U.S. Institute of Peace that he needs additional weapons, help with intelligence and other assistance, and claimed the world has a responsibility to help because terrorism is an international concern. ...Al-Maliki said he will ask Obama for new assistance to bolster Iraq's military and fight al-Qaida.
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If "Iraqi Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki" believes "the world has a responsibility to help because terrorism is an international concern", then he should go to the UN and complain instead of seeking aid from the US.

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01 Nov 2013, 7:26 am

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From CNN 31 October 2013:
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Taxpayers, beware: Fraudsters impersonating IRS agents are calling people across the country demanding they pay taxes that they don't even owe.
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It was noted that the scammers:
• Declare that taxes are owed to IRS
• Threaten the recipient of the call
• Demand payment
So, don't be confusing these scammers with actual IRS agents, who:
• Declare that taxes are owed to IRS
• Threaten the recipient of the call
• Demand payment

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09 Nov 2013, 9:10 am

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10 Nov 2013, 4:53 am

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In February, a Texas judge agreed with Michael Morton's legal team that there was probable cause to believe Ken Anderson violated the law, and Anderson is now the subject of a special criminal inquiry. That's extremely rare. Studies have shown prosecutors are hardly ever criminally charged or disciplined for serious error or misconduct. And one thing Ken Anderson doesn't have to worry about is being sued for damages by Michael Morton because the Supreme Court has ruled that prosecutors have "absolute immunity" from civil lawsuits for their legal work.

Lara Logan: Doctors, lawyers, policemen, there are all kinds of people who do their job with limited immunity or no immunity. It just seems hard to understand why prosecutors have to have a different standard to everybody else.

Eric Nichols: Seeing that justice is done, in many instances, requires very difficult judgments. And to come back behind those prosecutors and second guess them, or sue them would throw a wrench into that system of prosecutors seeking justice.

Lara Logan: I have to say, there's a certain irony in hearing you say it's the job of a prosecutor to seek justice, right? Because in this particular case, that's exactly what Michael Morton did not get.


Michael Morton: I don't have a lotta things really driving me. But one of the things is, I don't want this to happen to anybody else. Revenge isn't the issue here. Revenge, I know, doesn't work. But accountability works. It's what balances out. It's the equilibrium. It's the social glue in a way. Because if you're not accountable, then you can do anything.

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Journalist Paul Weber wrote for The Associated Press 8 November 2013:
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A former Texas prosecutor charged over a wrongful murder conviction agreed to a 10-day jail sentence Friday, accepting the punishment in front of the innocent man he helped put in prison for nearly 25 years. Ken Anderson also will be disbarred and must serve 500 hours of community service as part of a sweeping deal that was expected to end all criminal and civil cases against the former district attorney, who was the face of the law in a tough-on-crime Texas county for 30 years.
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10 Nov 2013, 6:27 am

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My Health Care Premium went up 108%; my prescription costs went up 43%.

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10 Nov 2013, 6:29 am

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Journalists Christopher Rugaber and Ken Sweet wrote for The Associated Press 6 November 2013:
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The economy is being slowed by a tight job market, scant pay raises and weak business investment. Yet corporate profits are reaching record highs and fueling record stock prices. ...For starters, weak job growth has held down pay. And since the recession struck six years ago, businesses have been relentless in cutting costs. They've also stockpiled cash rather than build new products or lines of business. And they've been earning larger chunks of their profits overseas. ...Smaller paychecks have deprived Americans of money to spend.
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And who's responsible for our regressing economic system?
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10 Nov 2013, 6:33 am

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Our bought-and-paid-for congress...


"But what's being argued in this case is that you should be able to spend as much as you want, that is you can have limits on the amount you can give to each candidate and each party committee and each party, but you can give to as many candidates as you want and as many party committees as you want and as many PACs as you want. All of those things are capped right now, which would mean just in real terms that instead of about $123,000 being the cap, one donor could give $3.5 million to political parties and candidates" — Heather Gerken

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"Campaign fundraising is increasingly not just about winning elections, it's a lifestyle subsidy." — Peter Schweizer

"Over time, the Leadership PACs that were created as a way for congressional leaders of both parties to raise money and distribute it to their members have evolved into something different. Today, nearly every congressman and senator has a Leadership PAC, not just the leaders, and they're used to solicit contributions from friends and supporters in order to advance their political agendas, their careers, and in many cases, their lifestyle." — Steve Croft - 60 Minutes

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Posted by indago
11 Nov 2013, 12:16 am

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Reply to: Moonbat humor: post #33

Excuse me, I assumed you had different plumbing than Bachmann. I swear I didn't know you were a crazy, frigid bitch, clemmy..

MoonBatShit Crazy...

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Posted by indago
11 Nov 2013, 12:32 am

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Reply to: Moonbat humor: post #35

I dont know what's more laughable. Thier position on everything or the fact that they actually respond to being called "Moonbat". It's like you have them trained.

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11 Nov 2013, 12:35 am

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Reply to: Reflection Of a Liar: post #11

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"Grovel, my minions!"



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11 Nov 2013, 1:18 am

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Reply to: Here's your Obama Recovery, moonbats: post #2

...and here's yer

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09 Nov 2013, 6:53 pm

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Reply to: Here's your Obama Recovery, moonbats: post #3
Journalists Christopher Rugaber and Ken Sweet wrote for The Associated Press 6 November 2013:
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The economy is being slowed by a tight job market, scant pay raises and weak business investment. Yet corporate profits are reaching record highs and fueling record stock prices. ...For starters, weak job growth has held down pay. And since the recession struck six years ago, businesses have been relentless in cutting costs. They've also stockpiled cash rather than build new products or lines of business. And they've been earning larger chunks of their profits overseas. ...Smaller paychecks have deprived Americans of money to spend.
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And who's responsible for our regressing economic system?


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09 Nov 2013, 7:10 pm

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Reply to: Here's your Obama Recovery, moonbats: post #4

The bought-and-paid-for Congress...

"But what's being argued in this case is that you should be able to spend as much as you want, that is you can have limits on the amount you can give to each candidate and each party committee and each party, but you can give to as many candidates as you want and as many party committees as you want and as many PACs as you want. All of those things are capped right now, which would mean just in real terms that instead of about $123,000 being the cap, one donor could give $3.5 million to political parties and candidates" — Heather Gerken

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"Campaign fundraising is increasingly not just about winning elections, it's a lifestyle subsidy." — Peter Schweizer

"Over time, the Leadership PACs that were created as a way for congressional leaders of both parties to raise money and distribute it to their members have evolved into something different. Today, nearly every congressman and senator has a Leadership PAC, not just the leaders, and they're used to solicit contributions from friends and supporters in order to advance their political agendas, their careers, and in many cases, their lifestyle." — Steve Croft - 60 Minutes

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Posted by indago
09 Nov 2013, 7:34 pm

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Reply to: Here's your Obama Recovery, moonbats: post #5

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09 Nov 2013, 8:04 pm

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Reply to: obogus soils self over recent failures according to NYT: post #10

Now I know what John Stuart meant when he said "you can't spin this turd"

Maybe it could be gold plated...

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But then, maybe not; it's still a turd...



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Posted by indago
11 Nov 2013, 8:20 am

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Reply to: Next Week: post #19

The ACA will make affordable health care accessible to all.

Journalist Lori Gottlieb wrote for The New York Times 10 November 2013:
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THE Anthem Blue Cross representative who answered my call told me that there was a silver lining in the cancellation of my individual P.P.O. policy and the $5,400 annual increase that I would have to pay for the Affordable Care Act-compliant option: now if I have Stage 4 cancer or need a sex-change operation, I’d be covered regardless of pre-existing conditions. Never mind that the new provider network would eliminate coverage for my and my son’s long-term doctors and hospitals. The Anthem rep cheerily explained that despite the company’s — I paraphrase — draconian rates and limited network, my benefits, which also include maternity coverage (handy for a 46-year-old), would “be actually much richer.”
“The nation has been better off,” wrote one friend. “Over 33 million people who did not have insurance are now going to get it.”
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Posted by indago
12 Nov 2013, 2:45 pm

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Wharf Rat wrote:
Now we hear the Republicans want it legalized to allow business owners and bosses to individually force female employees into a private setting in order to interrogate and take control over their female employees personal sexual activity, healthcare, and reproductive decisionmaking.


OPEN WIIIDE

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12 Nov 2013, 3:40 pm

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Reply to: Obamacare will be repealed: post #93

Come on, moonbat.

There's only one moonbat here...

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14 Nov 2013, 10:16 am

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Reply to: If you thought Healthcare.gov was bad, just wait...: post #15

This was the original Obamacare WebSite logo with the Obamacare girl:

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This is what the logo should be:

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