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Re: “Glenn Beck coming to PAC

You know, my biggest problem with Glenn Beck is that he has never answered the allegations that he raped and murdered a girl in 1990.

I mean, if it weren't true, he'd say that...wouldn't he?

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Posted by mat catastrophe on January 31, 2012 at 2:41 PM

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"I'd sure like to see some specifics where Beck is wrong? Since he is wrong about everything that should be really easy."
I guess its just easier to say he has never been right and be done with it?!
Heres one easy quick point Glenn has been right about.
The price of gold today is 1,736.30 an ounce. Had you bought an ounce when Glenn suggested it and all the pundits called him a nut, you would have made over a thousand dollars an ounce. And yes one of his sponsors is a gold selling company, so he did have a motive but that hardly would effect the world wide commodity price. I would say thats a big right!

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Posted by artrogue on January 31, 2012 at 2:14 PM

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FCB,

Wow. I feel so much better about the debt and deficit, now that we're only borrowing and spending a mere trillion dollars more per year than we collect in revenues.

Sunshine and lollipops. Only thirty cents of every dollar is now borrowed or printed.

Thanks for the "good" news.........


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Posted by I P Yuengling on January 31, 2012 at 1:20 PM

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Fish Pimp,

You are a joke. You can't respond to the facts I state, so you attack me with more lies. News flash, you stupid fu@# - Republicans didn't obstruct legislation, Democrats did. Remember, Republicans AND Democrats passed 27 bills in the House, while Democrat Senate majority leader Harry Reid (doing the bidding of Emperor Obama) declared them DOA, and refused to put them up for a vote. The reason he would not put them up for a vote is because he couldn't guarantee his own caucus would vote against them in an election year. There are a number of Democrat Senators in tight election races who would love the opportunity to vote for a balanced budget amendment or a provision that would strip abortion funding from Obamacare.

Why are you unwilling to answer a simple question? I'll restate it again.

R e a d r e a l s l o w s o y o u d o n ' t g e t c o n f u s e d.

Do you think the House of Representatives should cede power the Senate?

Answer the question, dumb-ass.

I know you won't, because you can't win the argument with facts. That's OK. It's nice to know there are still enough fools so far up Big Ed's ass that the rest of us can be saved from the malodorous effluent which emanates from that place.

Here is another question for you, genius:

Does the Democrat majority led Senate share any of the blame for Congress' low approval ratings? C'mon, don't disappoint us. Tell us that it is all the Republicans fault for the low ratings, and that Anthony "Let me send you a picture of my" Weiner (D) and David "Check out my tiger pj's while I sleep with a donor's teenage daughter" Wu's (D) resignations had nothing to do with it.

It would be nice if you would read and understand the Constitution before commenting on legislative matters.

Perhaps you should hang up your pundit's hat and stick to fish mongering.






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Posted by I P Yuengling on January 31, 2012 at 1:13 PM

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And, for an interesting take on the deficit,
http://www.washingtonpost.com/business/eco…

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Posted by TROLLSLAYER on January 31, 2012 at 12:54 PM

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For the Democrats version of this,
http://democrats.senate.gov/2012/01/24/fac…

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Posted by TROLLSLAYER on January 31, 2012 at 12:51 PM

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From Politico.com, for what that's worth: "Asked about the GOP’s complaints about the lack of a budget, Reid suggested Republicans were feigning outrage. The Budget Control Act, passed on an overwhelmingly bipartisan 74-26 Senate vote last August, not only raised the debt ceiling but also set spending levels for two years, capped discretionary spending for the next decade and, unlike a budget resolution, has the force of law."

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Posted by TROLLSLAYER on January 31, 2012 at 12:49 PM

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Yawn.

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Posted by mat catastrophe on January 31, 2012 at 10:14 AM

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Excellent job Fish Pimp, your ideological idiocy has shown through again as usual and proves my point that liberals are incapable of looking at both sides in a rational manner and coming up with an independent thought. Rachel Madcow and Paul Krookman would be proud of you as a standard bearer of the liberal prattle that you believe to be fact without even looking at the whole picture. I love how you do your same argument saying that you have 'the facts' and that when given facts that dispute them you don't believe them.

I just wish liberals would stick to making pretty pictures and singing songs, that is something they are good at. You sure as hell have proven over the last three years that even with a big blank check you can't run anything.

Day 1007 without a budget from the Democratic Senate.



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Posted by nofaith on January 31, 2012 at 10:11 AM

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You have removed all doubt, IP. You are a fool. Your argument is exactly the opposite of nofaith. His argument was that the Senate Democrats were obstructing legislation. Your argument is that Republicans were justified in obstructing all legislation. Since you failed to support your argument with facts, I'll give you some. This Congress that you claim represents the wishes of the people had the lowest approval rating of any Congress in history. It also passed the fewest pieces of legislation. By two separate measures it was the worst, most dysfunctional Congress of all time. Congratulations.

You conservatives are such cowards. Scared shitless of every two bit dictator around the world. A Napoleon complex about your lack of intelligence. And zero decorum or respect for the country. Stay in your little bubble and tell each other ghost stories about the scary socialist Muslim President from Kenya. I'm sure if you pay Glenn Beck $100 he will let you sit in the PAC while he slowly writes it all down on his chalk board so you can follow along. It's so fucking pathetic.

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Posted by Fish Pimp on January 31, 2012 at 1:24 AM

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Fish Pimp,

Are you arguing for the US Senate to have primacy over the US House of Representatives?

The fact that the House passed 27 bills that were "doa" in the Senate does not prove that the House never wanted those bills to become law. Rather, it indicates that the Senate is unwilling to have an up or down vote on the people's desires (which is why the jackasses leader, Harry Reid, won't schedule a vote). If you'd study the Constitution, you will see that the House represents the people, through our individual districts in our states, while the Senate represents the interests of the States themselves (or at least it did before the 17th amendment).

Yes, there were more filibusters than ever before. That was one of the few tools available to the minority party (in both legislative bodies) to slow down the stimulus act and Obamacare, which are still wildly unpopular among the people. Remember the "shellacking" in 2010? Obamacare is so controversial, the Supreme Court is taking the case to determine if the law is Constitutional. Of course, you might not want your representatives to act in opposition to laws they feel are unconstitutional and might bankrupt the country. I do.

If you think it is proper for our representatives in the house to cede power to the senate, perhaps we should just abolish the house altogether and concentrate power in the hands of even fewer men and women. Hell, why spread the power around even that far? Let's just abolish the entire legislative branch and crown Obama emperor for life.

I know we conservatives "don't understand nuance" like you smarty pants progressive types, but we do understand the Constitution, and we do understand that you're full of shit, because when your side is out of power you will be encouraging them to use the exact same tactics against the right.

Better to be thought a silent fool, than to open one's mouth and remove all doubt......





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Posted by I P Yuengling on January 30, 2012 at 11:59 PM

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nofaith, you are doing the same thing that Glenn Beck does. You take one fact in isolation and pretend that it means something that it doesn't. You look at the 27 bills passed in the House and pretend that proves the Democratic Senate won't negotiate in good faith. You conveniently ignore the fact that the Republicans in the 111th Congress have used the filibuster to prevent negotiation more than any Congress in history. You refuse to acknowledge the fact that only 43% of Obama's judicial and cabinet level appointments have been confirmed and the fact that the next lowest percentage was Bush I who got 79% of his appointments confirmed. When you look at the these facts together, it should be clear to any objective observer that it is not the Democrats who are obstructing legislation. Those 27 bills were never intended to become law. Everyone knew they were dead on arrival before the House voted on them. They are what is known as political posturing.

Conservatives don't understand nuance. They can't be trusted to reliably interpret facts. If it snows somewhere in October or April, they believe this is a fact that disproves global warming. Mitch McConnell said that his "single most important" goal was to prevent a second term for Obama. Joe Wilson yelled out "you lie" during a State of the Union address. Jan Brewer stuck her finger in the face of the President of the United States of America. The FACT is that Republicans have no respect for the office of the President and are doing everything they can to obstruct legislation that will improve the lives of Americans in an attempt to grab political power.

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Posted by Fish Pimp on January 30, 2012 at 9:24 PM

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"There's no way you can say that conservatives are any better at being open-minded but, as an added bonus, they're typically just wrong about everything."
I never mentioned conservatives being more open minded. I think that is no faith who
posted that.
Since you mentioned "wrong about everything" i just assumed that means
your right about everything.
Hence the quote from Benjamin franklin.
I'd sure like to see some specifics where Beck is wrong? Since he is wrong about everything that should be really easy.

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Posted by artrogue on January 30, 2012 at 11:05 AM

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"1006, number of days since the Senate has passed a budget. the left had control of everything for better than two thirds of that it is unacceptable."
Don't throw facts out there, Next thing you know your discussing the fact that there are no such thing as facts...or that facts can be used to support only one side. Even though that fact you simply added at the end is true, very simple and straight forward.
Why anyone would continue to support Harry Reid is beyond me. Talk about completely discredited!!

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Posted by artrogue on January 30, 2012 at 10:55 AM

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artrogue - no matter how much truth and evidence you dump in the laps of liberals (and I am not necessarily talking about what Beck says) if it does not fit into the mantra that they are given by their liberal standard bearers they are incapable of looking at it rationally and forming their own opinion. They are fed lines and repeat them so much that they believe them without actually looking at all sides of an issue and coming up with a well thought out and well informed opinion and if presented with hard facts like numbers and data that disproves their claims they deny their validity.

Perfect example is right now where there are 27 pieces of legislation that the House has passed and are pending action by the Senate. Not that have been voted down, not that are in committee negotiating, but are sitting there waiting for the Senate to do something. If they are opposed to them they should register a vote or if they are something that they can come to a happy medium through negotiation pass it. Just letting it die on the vine is acceptable for liberals.

The last payroll tax reduction bill, the sixty day one, could have been for an entire year as the Congress had passed but the Senate wouldn't negotiate and went home for Christmas and while the Congress was sitting there saying come to the table the Senate liberals were saying that they had done all they could. Ask any of the liberal sheeple and they will tell you that the Congress was to blame, which doesn't make sense given that they passed a bill that would provide a tax relief for a year and the Senate could only get 60 days worth and stopped working.

If you want to do anything to help people by letting them keep what they earn and helping them lift themselves up and not be dependent on government for everything in their life you are an anachronistic throw back to an evil past. You can only be an intelligent person if you believe that the government can make better decisions for you and your life than you can and that anything that comes from the other side is backwards and probably racist. The exception is that if you believe in legalizing pot, then the government is intruding too much into your personal life. And, that is absolutely true because that is what they have been told to believe and there is no way that it could be different no matter how much contrary information there is.

1006, number of days since the Senate has passed a budget. That number is bad enough but when you consider that the left had control of everything for better than two thirds of that it is unacceptable. But, you will never hear a left winger criticizing them for it.

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Posted by nofaith on January 30, 2012 at 9:48 AM

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Glenn Beck is NOT a joke - he's the set-up, his disciples the punchline

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Posted by pissedoff yankee on January 29, 2012 at 7:21 PM

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I didn't say I was always right. I said that certain Right Wing Entertainment Clowns are always wrong.

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Posted by mat catastrophe on January 29, 2012 at 2:43 PM

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"But though many private persons think almost as highly of their own infallibility as of that of their sect, few express it so naturally as a certain french lady, who in a dispute with her sister, said "I don't know how it happens, Sister but I meet with no body but myself, that's always in the right — Il n'y a que moi qui a toujours raison."
- from Benjamin Franklin's final speech to the Constitutional Convention.

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Posted by artrogue on January 29, 2012 at 9:50 AM

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You'd do better with me than you would with Glenn "Making it up as he goes along" Beck.

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Posted by mat catastrophe on January 28, 2012 at 3:56 PM

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Apparently i'm wasting a lot of time. Next time i need some answers, i'll just cut out the middleman and ask matt.

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Posted by artrogue on January 27, 2012 at 5:33 PM
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