Sunday, October 31, 2010

Have a fun and safe Halloween

Halloween is one of Rightardia' favorite holidays. You get to see your neighbors and their children rather than celebrate mystical beings. 


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Stewart-Colbert rally is huge

Wahington DC (Oct. 30)--In the shadow of the Capitol and the election, comedians Jon Stewart and Stephen Colbert entertained a huge throng at a "sanity" rally poking fun at the nation's ill-tempered politics, fear-mongers and doomsayers. AP's Matt Friedman reports.

Many Democratic campaign workers went to the event. Rightardia hopes it got them rev'd up for the final push.

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Haaretz: Israel risks diplomatic rift with France over settlement freeze

Bibi Netanyahu, the politician of 'no'

Relations between Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and French President Nicolas Sarkozy have become considerably tense following a telephone conversation between the two leaders 10 days ago.

During that conversation, the French leader apparently asked Netanyahu to extend the settlement freeze in the West Bank so that peace talks could be resumed.

Two European diplomats familiar with the contents of the exchange said Sarkozy was furious with Netanyahu for canceling his participation in a summit with Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas in Paris at the last moment.

Other participants at the event, hosted by Sarkozy, included Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak and U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton.

About a month ago, Sarkozy proposed to Netanyahu and Abbas that they both take part in a summit aimed at overcoming the crisis stemming from the construction freeze.

According to the European diplomats, Sarkozy had scheduled the Paris summit for October 21, representing a first step toward restarting the peace talks.

This would have been followed with a summit of the Union for the Mediterranean, scheduled for November in Barcelona, which both Netanyahu and Abbas are also expected to attend.

Netanyahu decided not to attend the Paris event once he realized that the U.S. administration viewed it as a positive development. 

"Netanyahu realized that he would come under enormous pressure on the issue of the settlements and decided to cancel his participation to avoid that pressure," some diplomats said.

During the telephone conversation between Netanyahu and Sarkozy 10 days ago, the Israeli prime minister informed the French president that he would not attend the summit because the timing was wrong.

Sarkozy replied by telling Netanyahu that he did not accept his explanations and did not understand the reasoning for his cancellation.

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Presidential Weekly Address: Working Together on the Economy

Posted by Jesse Lee on October 30, 2010 at 6:00 AM EDT

Ahead of the elections, the President says no matter what happens both parties must work together to boost the economy, and expresses concern about statements to the contrary from Republican Leaders.

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ABC News: Why progressives hope Palin runs for president

Sarah Palin said this week she'd run for president in 2012 "if there's nobody else to do it."

Of course, Rightardia would expect Mitt Romney and Newt Gingrich to put their hat into the ring and Pastor Huckabeee as well. Halley Barbour may go for the prize, too. Others will emerge by 2012.

 An ABC News/Washington Post poll suggests her candidacy would go over like  a lead balloon.

The telephone survey taken Oct. 25-28 of 1,202 adults found that two-thirds of registered voters say Palin governor is unqualified for the job, and more than half continue to rate her unfavorably overall.

ABC News reported:

Palin appears to have gained little luster from the success of the Tea Party political movement with which she'd aligned: Just 39 percent of registered voters see her favorably, the most basic measure of a public figure's popularity. That's essentially the same as her lows, 37 percent, last winter and spring. Even fewer, just 27 percent, see her as qualified for the presidency.

Rightardia views Palin as "George Bush is a skirt." Palin has charisma and simple solutions for complex problems. Like Bush she is an evangelical and would probably get the US involved in another trillion dollar war attacking Iran.

The left would crush her like a bug in the next presidential election!
Bring it on.
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Huffington Post: Rally to Restore Sanity drew crowd of more than 200,000

Rally To Restore Sanity Attendance

The Rally to Restore Sanity has ended.

It is clear that a huge number of people attended the event, but the calculations vary among difefrent sources. 

According to CBS News, 215,000 people showed up for the rally on Saturday. By comparison, CBS estimated that 87,000 -- just 40% of the Sanity Rally estimation -- attended Glenn Beck's Restoring Honor rally...'

Rightardia takes it's hat off to Jon Stewart and Stephan Colbert: the two comedians did a very decent and funny thing. 

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Saturday, October 30, 2010

WitchStock 2010 Democratic campaigners

 Jen Greenfield, Field Organizer for Northern Pinellas (left) and Robyn Poppick, campaign manager for Bob Hackworth (right) 

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Two Democratic candidates drop by the Witchstock 2010 in Palm Harbor

Bob Hackworth, candidate for Pinellas County Commission

Tom McKone, candidate for Florida State House, District 48

Both candidates are fighting long term Republican incumbents. It's time for some real leadership in Tallahassee and in the Pinelllas County Commission! Time for some change.

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Democrats meet in downtown Palm Harbor during WitchStock 2010

 Jen Greenfield, North Pinellas Coordinator, Florida Democratic Party and the anti-Republican chicken.

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Stephan Colbert and John Stewart rally bigger than the Tea Party

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WIN: Canadian Auto Workers: Enough Is Enough On Concessions

Submitted by Doug Cunningham on October 28, 2010 - 3:31pm

The Canadian Auto Workers union is drawing a line in the sand regarding concessions. Jesse Russell reports:
During rallies throughout the Canadian province of Onatario on Wednesday auto workers said “enough is enough” to automakers demanding concessions while they see substantial profits.

At a rally in Windsor a local President demanded that the suppliers stop trying to force workers to accept a two-tier wage system, slash pensions, and reduce wages.

The union is also calling on auto assembly plants to stop pushing costs onto the auto part companies. The CAW is currently in negotiations with auto parts companies throughout the province.

The unions stance is that the workers offered up enough concessions during the recession and now that things are turning around it is time for the companies to stop making what they see as unreasonable demands.

Last Saturday workers voted in favor of strike action at Canadian Engineering, one of the companies currently in negotiations with the union. The company has set a November 4 deadline to reach a contract agreement.

Rightardia has always been a strong supporter of labor and agrees labor has done enough. We noticed GM union workers in Indianapolis balked at a 50 per cent cut in pay and closed a plant down in Indianapolis. Undoubtedly, this shocked the pants off the plant managers. Unions need to take a stand like the Indianapolis workers and stop rolling over.


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Politifact: Gives Pam Bondi a "Pants on Fire" on Dan Gelber slur

PolitiFact is out this morning with their ruling on Pam Bondi’s ties to the mudslinging and hate mail attacking Dan Gelber. She gets a “Pants on Fire” for the disgusting, anti-semitic mail pieces that have been sent to over 50,000 Jewish households.

In their ruling, the editors of PolitiFact write:

We say no, that's not a fact. While Gelber has repeatedly voted against and criticized vouchers for any students, he has no record at all of voting against Jewish education, and it's a crass twist of logic to claim otherwise.  
Characterizing his long opposition to the voucher program as a direct vote against needy Jewish children is flat-out wrong. We rate this claim Pants on Fire.
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Friday, October 29, 2010

Pam Bondi Campaign Team Behind Gelber smears

Pam (Buffy) Bondi's campaign denied any connections or links to the mail pieces. However, news stories today unravel the truth behind Pam Bondi’s smear campaign.

Dan Gelber is a mensch acoording to wife, Joan.

: “Bondi campaign had undisclosed links to "toxic" mailer”

When a round of political mailers went out to South Florida homes labeling Democratic attorney general nominee Dan Gelber “toxic to Jewish education,” his opponent Pam Bondi’s campaign told the Sun Sentinel last week that she knew nothing about the fliers. On Thursday, it emerged that the mailer was paid for with a donation from the American Federation for Children, a Washington, D.C.-based group that has a very close but previously undisclosed link to one of Bondi’s top campaign advisors. 10/29/10

Broward New Times:

Remember those shady attack ads aimed at Florida Attorney General candidate Dan Gelber accusing him of being "toxic to Jewish education"? Initially, it didn't appear that Gelber's opponent, Pam Bondi, was involved in the smear. Her campaign denied she had any knowledge of the attack ads.. Well, now we learn that there is a connection between Bondi's campaign...This makes Bondi's denial a little harder to believe... 10/29/10

Democratic AG candidate Dan Gelber's wife, Joan, is coming to his defense in an e-mail that criticizes attack ads that are criticizing Gelber as "toxic to Jewish education." The Herald and other papers today detailed ties between the group sending the flyers and Gelber's Republican opponent, Buffy Bondi. Joan referrred to her husband as a mensch. 

Over the last week my young children have come home from school each afternoon worried that another mailer arrived with a picture of their father in a 'Wanted' poster," Gelber writes. "Our 6 year old asks why people are saying such bad things about his Daddy. I recognize politics is a contact sport, but frankly I’m tired with the utter lack of decency. Now that it’s been confirmed that Ms. Bondi is connected with these vile mailers I’m asking you to let her know that truth matters and that wanting something badly doesn’t mean you can do anything to get it. These are lessons my husband and I proudly teach our children – and lessons we need to teach Ms. Bondi.

If you can read between the lines, you would understand why the Bondi smear is ludicrous.

Rightrdia interviewed Gelber. He is an incredibly smart and expereinced man and almost all of the major Florida newspapers endorse Gelber.

Bondi's claim to fame is that she was a legal analyst for Fox News.   It was barely a year ago that Pam Bondi was also named one of Tampa Bay's best dressed for 2009. What amazing
This is really 'no contest.'

Obama Report Card: Week 93--10/29/2010

All is not lost. It apepars the Democrats will hold the US Senate, which will be a huge counter to the GOP House.
Tuenabout is fair play!

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Republicans trying to sell the American Dream

This is a typical GOP ad. Marco Rubio starts off by claiming America is greatest country in the world. Rightardia has refuted this right wing claim on numerous occasions.

The US rarely even places in the top ten on international indexes.

Rubio then claims by following the Democratic approach, America will lose its 'excecptionalism." Well, after Republicans drive he US into a ditch and the right wing militarism and tax cuts for the 'have mores' won't solve anything.

It's hard to be exceptional when most of you industries have been of shored. 

Rubio claims to be the sons of a maid and a bar tender. Yes, his mother and father had to take new jobs when they emigrated form Cuba. but many emigres had posh situations in Cuba until the Castro revolution.

Rubio wants the US to follow the corporatist model that funds the GOP. It was the failure of US corporatism with the encouragement of the Bush administration that got us into the ditch in the first place.

Rubio also suggests that every generations has faced big challenges. Yes, and usually it was the Democrats who did the 'hard lifting' to meet the challenge.

Rubio suggest we must chose between a Castro style communist government and the fascist model of the GOP. This is a false canard.

The Democrats have never advocated state-sponsored socialist economic model. Programs like unemployment insurance, Social Security and national health care are are common in the other industrial nations of the world. These countries have mixed economies like the US. The fact is that a collectivist government approach may be more effective than a fragmented corporatist approach like the ones the insurance companies have established for health care.

You have to give the devil his due. Rubio is either a very convincing lair and or he actually a true believer in Republican ideology. The latter may be the case because he is first generation American.

It appears that the GOP changed from family values, the Bush Ownership society and now "The American Dream."

The American Dream is a middle class dream that the GOP is unlikely to fulfill. 

The GOP American dream goes something like this: you have a class system of 'have nots,' 'haves' and 'have mores.' The educational system is there to produce workers for corporations and anything that is taught that dos not benefit a corporation is unnecessary.

The primary role of the government is to fight communism, socialism and social change in other parts of the world. War is good.

The GOP American dream continues: Every one should go to Church because people who are :God fearing ' will worry less about their pay and benefits and worry more about salvation.

All unions should be banned because it will reduce corporate profits.Unions are also socialistic. This does not correlate at all with the Democratic American dream of a fairer society that distributes the fruits of one's labor better and builds a stronger middle class.

The GOP American dream will have little benefit to the middle class and the poor. 

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Politics Daily: The Tea Party Isolation Chamber

First Joe Miller , an Alaskan Tea party candidate, stopped talking to the media and then his 'secruity team" apprehended and unlawfully detained a reporter at a public school forum. Miller should have known better because he is an attorney.

Then Christine O'Donnell threatens to sue a Delaware radio station if they post a recent  interview of her on their web site. 

The good news is that neither Tea party candidate is likely to be elected. 

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Miami Herald: Kendrick Meek reaffirms he's in Senate race to stay


Democrat Kendrick Meek lashed out at independent Charlie Crist for 'false rumors' that former President Bill Clinton had asked him to drop out of the Senate race.

``[Clinton] didn't ask me to drop out of the race,'' Meek told Fox & Friends.

Meek said he told Clinton that he was not going to bow out of the race. ```

That's your decision,''' Meek recalled Clinton telling him during a conversation backstage at a rally in Florida.

Realistically Meek has no chance of winning and he has been third in the three candidate race according to a variety of polls since the Florida primary ended. Meek should be attacking Marco Rubio, the front runner, instead of Charlie Crist.


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RDR: Midterm madness

The GOP is poised to take control of the House. this will,in fact, slow the recovery because they Republicans will want dysfunctional tax cuts for the 'have mores' and increased defense spending. 

Both will add to the deficit.

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Netcraft rank: 8550 The Invisible Hand gives Obama the finger

Tom Tomorrow has done some wonderful satire on the Adam Smith's 'The Invisible hand." Now M. Wuerker of comes up with another fine cartoon.

The economic mess was created by Wall Street and private enterprise, and encouraged by "the Bush Ownership Society."

This term appears to have been used originally by President Bush (for example in a speech February 20, 2003 in Kennesaw, Georgia) as a phrase to rally support for his tax-cut proposals (Pittsburgh Post - Gazette, Bush OKs Funding Bill for Fiscal '03, Feb 21, 2003 Scott Lindlaw).

From 2004 Bush supporters described the ownership society in much broader and more ambitious terms, including specific policy proposals concerning medicine, education and savings.

The idea that the welfare of individuals is directly related to their ability to control their own lives and wealth, rather than relying on government transfer payments, is a longstanding one, particularly in British conservatism.
In a modern form its implementation was developed as a main plank of Thatcherism . . .

...if you own something, you have a vital stake in the future of our country. The more ownership there is in America, the more vitality there is in America, and the more people have a vital stake in the future of this country. - President George W. Bush, June 17, 2004

We're creating... an ownership society in this country, where more Americans than ever will be able to open up their door where they live and say, welcome to my house, welcome to my piece of property. - President George W. Bush, October 2004. 

George Bush called this the ownership society, but what he really meant was 'you're-on-your-own' society. - Barack Obama, 2008

source: Wikipedia

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Netcraft rank: 8550 Avatar to become a trilogy

October 28, 2010 (1:39)

Avatar director James Cameron is set to begin filming two Avatar sequels next year. The films are will be released in 2014 and 2015.

Sources:Fox News  New York Daily News  Hollywood Minute  Switched

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The Tea Party Chainsaw Massacre, a Fox News Halloween Special

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Annual Consumers Report Auto Reliability Survey

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WH Blog's West Wing Week: "The Mysterious Case of Mysterious Case 55"

Posted by Arun Chaudhary on October 29, 2010 at 12:00 AM EDT

Welcome to the West Wing Week, your guide to everything that's happening at 1600 Pennsylvania Ave.

Walk step by step with the President as he visits American Cord and Webbing.

The company is  a thriving small business in Woodsocket, Rhode Island, calls into radio shows across the country, joins the Vice President in the East Room to mark Domestic Violence Awareness Month, goes on the Daily Show, congratulates American rescue workers who used their expertise to help free 33 Chilean Miners, and much more...

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WIN: NYU Grad Student Workers Get NLRB Hearing

10/29/10 By Doug Cunningham
NYU grad students who work as teaching and research assistant are getting a National Labor Relations Board hearing on their workplace rights. Hundreds of these grad student workers had a union contract in place when their collective bargaining rights were taken from them by a Bush administration NLRB decision.

Emma Kreyche is a member of the Graduate Student Organizing Committee UAW local at NYU.

Kreyche: “Like any other worker we want a union so we can bargain collectively about issues of wages and benefits and workplace issues and to achieve some degree of security and stability in the workplace. So what we’re asking is not any different from any other workers who have the right to bargain collectively would be asking.”

If this NLRB hearing restores NYU teaching and research assistant bargaining, rights there would be a new union representation election. Kreyche says a majority of the roughly 1800 grad student workers at NYU support the union. NYU, however, is refusing to recognize and bargain with them.

Kreyche 2: “They’ve repeatedly denied our right to unionize. They’ve attempted to union bust in many different ways on many different occasions. They could volunteer to recognize us but they haven’t. The thing to keep in mind is that this has implications for private universities across the country, so NYU I imagine sees itself as holding the line for private universities all over the United States. So it has broader implications than just our struggle here.”

Rightardia has mentioned that elections do have consequences and the Republicans ignore labor and safety law when they take the presidency. Because the GOP is anti-union, it fills up the NLRB with right wing shills and toadies when it can.This is why the graduate students lost the ability to organize. 

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A Bibical basis for peace in the middle east

He who lives by the sword dies by the sword.
Then said Jesus unto him, Put up again thy sword into his place: for all they that take the sword shall perish with the sword. --Matthew 26:52

Rightrdia hopes a new government forms in Israel soon that understands that violence will never serve the long term survival of the country.

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Thursday, October 28, 2010

Rand Paul's official curb kickin' brown shirt

source: Pavlovian Obeisance

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NYT: Bill Clinton Tried to Get Meek to Drop Out of Florida senate race

October 28, 2010, 7:19 pm
Former President Bill Clinton last week tried to convince Kendrick Meek, the Democratic candidate for Senate in Florida, to drop out of the race.  Mr. Meek changed his mind at the last minute.

A Clinton’s spokespersson, said the former president believed that Mr. Meek would not win on Tuesday.  Clinton urged Meek to drop out and endorse indepndant Charlie Crist, the state’s governor. Crist is also in the race as an independant.

The Clinton effort hoped to prevent the state’s Senate seat from falling into the hands of Marco Rubio, the Republican who is leading both of his rivals in the polls.

“I will not drop out of this race for any reason,” Mr. Meek said at the time.

Mr. Clinton, who is a close friend of Mr. Meek, had come close to convincing him to drop out last week. The pair even came close to sMr. Meek had been expected to endorse Mr. Crist and hold a rally on Oct. 26.

Rightardia bleives Clinton made the right call. Meek has become at best a spoiler for Charlie Crist. 

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Downtown Palm Harbor Witch Stock 2010, Saturday, October 30th

Witchstock 2010 will be on Saturday, October 30th from 3pm to midnight on Florida Avenue in Old Downtown Palm Harbor.

A Democratic event will start at 3pm at the Witch's Brew in old downtown Palm Harbor. 

North Pinellas Phone Bank with Fellow Dems (Vote 2010 Event)
Election season is upon us and it's time to get fellow Democrats to turn in their VOTE BY MAIL BALLOT. We need volunteers like YOU to help other Democrats to vote this mid-term election.


This event is for Northern Pinellas County region with Jen Greenfield, Field Organizer - Campaign for Accountability (Florida Democratic Party)

Jen Greenfield
iPhone: 813-838-0954

Field Organizer, CFA North Pinellas
Campaign for Accountability
Florida Democratic Party

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Queen Meg is losing Latino voters

Queen Meg says she like tacos and quesadillas

Meg Whitman wanted to portray a new Republican face to Latino voters. Then a controversy erupted over the undocumented maid she had fired.

A contest that had been too close to call shifted to a 48 percent to 42 percent lead for Brown, the attorney general and former two-term governor, a Rasmussen Reports poll released Oct. 23 showed. anotehr pol showed brown with a double digit lead.

“She tries to be tough on undocumented people, then all of the sudden she has a work relationship with an undocumented,” Henrik Rehbinder, editorial page editor of La Opinion, the largest Spanish-language U.S. newspaper, said in a telephone interview.

Whitman’s own polling showed she “took a hit,” said spokesman Hector Barajas, one of six Hispanics in senior staff positions on her team. She trailed Brown by 20 points among Latinos, according to an Oct. 22 campaign memo.

Meg Whitman faced backlash on Tuesday after she declined a request to take down attack ads currently airing on behalf of her campaign against Democratic rival candidate and former Gov. Jerry Brown.

NBC's Matt Lauer raised the idea of both candidates pulling their negative campaign spots from the airwaves. Brown said he would comply with the request so long as Whitman would as well.
"If Meg wants to do that, I'll be happy to do that. We can have a little discussion today and I'm sure we can work something out," explained the Democratic hopeful.

Whitman at first tried to draw a line between personal attacks and record attacks, which Lauer dismissed as a "question of semantics" and pressed her again.Whitman said:

I will take down any ads that could be even remotely be construed as a personal attack, but I don't think we can take down ads that talk about where Gov. Brown stands on the issues," Whitman said, to boos.

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Funny or die: Please, vote

Reagarless of your political views, exercise your constitutional right to vote. That is the american Way!

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Freaking News: Christine O'Donnell All Hallow's Eve Greeting

I am not a witch.  I am just like you.

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Huffington Post: Boehner-- 'Not A Time For Compromise'

House Minority Leader John Boehner (R-Ohio), who has been avoiding the national media in recent weeks, appeared on Fox News on Wednesday.  He stated that Republicans will not compromise with Democrats if the GOP takes over Congress in 2011.

This is not a time for compromise, and I can tell you that we will not compromise on our principles.

Boehner, also said if Republicans win control of the House:

To the extent the president wants to work with us, in terms of our goals, we'd welcome his involvement.

GOP leaders are firing up their base by promising to be uncompromising with the White House.

With the Democrats in control of the presidency and likely control of the Senate, watch for more grid lock. That is the Republican way when they lose the presidency.

Fortunately for Republicans, the Democratic Party is a a bigger tent and the GOP can usually pick up about 30 or 40 Blue Dog Democrats to help the GOP with its political agenda in Washington.

Rightardia call this 'my way or the highway conservatism." We had eight years of the with President Bush. All it got the US was into an economic ditch.

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Clip Syndicate: Currency War Looms

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China Daily: Devaluation of the US dollar

According the the Christian Science Monitor:

Those nagging whispers warning that the United States is heading for an Argentina-like currency crisis are getting louder. The prospect of a prolonged devaluation of the US dollar is just one more challenge in what has already been a difficult period for savers and investors. Have we really reached the point where the greenback is in danger of becoming an “also ran” currency?

The dollar just doesn't seem to have the same bang for the buck it used to. 

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New Tea bagger motto: I'll tread on you

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Chris Matthews compares Tea Party to Nazi hoodlums

Tonight, while reflecting on the head-stomping incident at the Rand Paul event, Matthews said that “this is the kind of stuff we saw from hoodlums in the thirties in another country I will not mention.” Three guesses history buffs! Matthews said:

When are these people going to start wearing uniforms…I mean it isn’t far from what we saw in the thirties where political parties started showing up in uniforms.

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Netcraft rank: 8550 The Republicans will fix everything

 Yes, that is the ticket! :Let's go back to the 'good times'of the Bush administration.

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Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Republican Dirty Tricks: Pay no attention to the oligarchy behind the curtain

We just want America to return to the 19th Century with its corporate towns, child labor, low wages and 60 hour work weeks. 

Those were the good old days. We could even tell workers how to vote.

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Wayne Madsen Report: Election interest down in southeast despite ad blitz

October 27-28, 2010 --  -publication date: Oct 27, 2010

TAMPA BAY--Despite the constant blitz of television political ads, general public interest in the upcoming election can be summed up as being somewhere between chirping crickets and a dull thud.

Although the Republican Party is set to turn out its hard core voters, including Tea Partiers, on Election Day, the same cannot be said for independents, some Democrats, and those who usually only vote in presidential elections.

They are staying home on November 2 in large numbers, not happy with any of the choices and uninspired by the rhetoric from leaders of both parties including President Obama and GOP mouthpieces like Sarah Palin and Newt Gingrich.

In North Carolina's Research Triangle Park, there is no where near the number of yard signs as seen in past elections. When found, the signs are usually for local county candidates.

The same ho-hum apathy among potential voters can also be seen in South Carolina and Georgia during a season when many people are more focused on college football than on national or local politics.

Last month, President Obama termed Democratic voter apathy "inexcusable." That apathy is now seen as tipping the balance in close races to the Republicans.

In Florida, mainstream voters are disgusted with the choices of candidates, especially Republican gubernatorial candidate Rick Scott, who was CEO of Columbia/HCA when it was forced to pay $1.7 billion in civil and criminal fines in 1997 for Medicare fraud.

Many voters in health service industry-conscious Florida see Scott as a corporate criminal who wants the voters to forget about his role in a major corporate fraud scheme.

Scott's previous criminality has his Democratic opponent Alex Sink, the chief financial officer for Florida, hoping that voters upset with President Obama will, at least, turn out to vote for her in an effort to keep Scott from becoming governor.

However, in the race for the US Senate in the Sunshine state, voters appear to be turned off by the three major candidates, Republican gusano Marco Rubio from Miami; Governor Charlie Crist and Republican-turned-independent; and Democratic congressman Kendrick Meek, a uninspiring and lackluster African-American candidate whose candidacy in a three-way race is seen as certain to keep the Senate seat in GOP hands.

Rightardia doesn't see Meek a lackluster. We see him as a spoiler for Charlie Crist. Had Meek not run, Crist would be the next senator from Florida and he would have been able to work with President Obama. Marco Rubio is an 'in-the-box" Republican.

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Russia to privatize 900 state owned businesses


Published 22 October, 2010, 19:17 Edited 25 October, 2010, 19:17

The privatization agenda outlined by First deputy Prime Minister Igor Shuvalov, will seek to both shore up the government’s budget gap, and bring about major change in the Russian corporate market.

Nine hundred state owned businesses including Aeroflot and state-run banks will be sold.

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Illinois Senate Tea Party Candidate says Black Men Prefer Drug Dealing To Education

First Posted: 10-26-10 08:43 PM | Updated: 10-27-10 09:08 AM

Republican Party leaders in central Illinois are calling on their own candidate for state senate to step down following racist remarks he made at a candidate's forum.

Al Reynolds, who is considered the Tea Party candidate in Illinois' 52nd District, has been unavailable to the media since saying that African American men preferred dealing drugs to going to college, because it is "easier."

"I've been in the city and the dichotomy of the women and the men in the minorities, there is a difference in the fact that most minority women, either the single parent or coming from a poor neighborhood, are motivated more so than the minority men," Reynolds said, when asked what he would do to increase diversity at state colleges. "And it's a pretty good reason. Most of the women who are single parents have to find work to support their family. The minority men find it more lucrative to be able to do drugs or other avenues rather than do education. It's easier."

The room was silent as Reynolds made his remarks.

The GOP has successfully dismantled affirmative action at colleges at several states and minority enrolment has declined significantly since affirmative Action programs were established in the 1980s. 

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Republicorp's Number One Priorty

October 26th, 2010 by Speaker's Press Shop

In a recent interview with the National Journal, Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) clearly revealed that instead of creating jobs for the middle class, the number one priority for Congressional Republicans is:

The single most important thing we want to achieve is for President Obama to be a one-term president.

Politics Daily: Good One for the Trussells

This cartoon hits a home run!

The Democrats need to sell the message that Bush got eight years of a GOP majority. The public is mad at the Democrats only after two years. The Democrats need a least two more years to get the job done.

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Pavlovian Obeisance has attitude

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This is the latest item PAVLO is  selling! 

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Keith Olbermann: Lauren Valle interview on the Rand Paul supporter assault

The man who assualted Lauren Valle was a Tea partier wearing a ":don't tread on me button."

How is that for some irony? 

Valle is involved with the Republicorp campaign.

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Limbaugh: MoveOn activist is a "professional agitator."

Limbaugh even denies that Lauren Valle's head was stepped on. The video tells a different story.

Is the woman a "professional agitator? " The media reports indicates she was trying to get away from the Rand supporters. Even if she were a 'professioanl agitator, " all she was doing is exercising her First Amendment rights.

She did not throw the first stone, the Rand supporters did.

Why didn't the candidate, Rand Paul, stop this before it got out of hand.?

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Amazon has a Jackie Evancho album for sale

Jackie Evancho, the 10-year-old soprano prodigy whose performances on "America's Got Talent" won the hearts of millions and brought her into the national spotlight, has signed with SYCO/Columbia Records.

“Jackie has a rare and precious talent,” said Rob Stringer, Chairman, Columbia/Epic Label Group, “and we are excited to help develop that talent in her future recording career!”

Wow. What an impressive and poised young girl. She will be an opera superstar one day. 

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A Halloween message from Pastor Terry Jones

Burn baby, burn!

graphic courtesy of The Freaking News

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Clip syndicate: Tom Delay trial begins

Delay allegedly  set up an RNC slush fund to pour money directly into the Texas congressional races. The preosecuting attorney is asking jurrors if they can set political diffrences aside to give Mr. Delay a fair trail. Delay was a Speaker of the House during the Bush adminstration.

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Social Security Breaks Ground on Jackson, TN Teleservice Center

Michael J. Astrue, Commissioner of Social Security, today joined Congressman John Tanner and local officials at a groundbreaking ceremony for the agency’s new teleservice center (TSC) in Jackson, Tennessee. The Jackson TSC will be the first new call center opened by Social Security in more than a decade. When completed, it will create nearly 200 new jobs for residents in the Jackson area.

“Our teleservice centers handle more than 60 million calls each year and we are facing an ever increasing demand for our services as more and more baby boomers reach retirement age,” Commissioner Astrue said.

The new Jackson call center will help us further improve service to the millions of Americans who call our toll-free number. The new permanent federal jobs we are bringing to Jackson and the State of Tennessee are an added benefit for the area.

The Jackson TSC will provide additional capacity the agency needs in the Eastern and Central time zones, where more than two-thirds of the calls to Social Security’s toll-free number originate. Social Security currently has 33 TSCs operating in locations all across the country.

All centers take calls from throughout the U.S. and provide service via Social Security’s national toll-free number, 1-800-772-1213 (TTY 1-800-325-0778). Live service is available from 7:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m. Monday through Friday. Automated service is available 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

Social Security is working closely with the General Services Administration to build the new TSC. The Jackson call center will be located at 257 BancorpSouth Parkway and is expected to open by late 2011.

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Tuesday, October 26, 2010 Vatican says Israel cannot use the Bible to justify its settlements in Palestine

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Israel is denying that the legal basis is not biblical based because they aren't really "the Chosen people."

Here is the legal basis for the  state of Israel according to Palestine

But there is a legal background to the State of Israel. The Declaration of Israel's Independence, issued at Tel Aviv on May 14, 1948, recites the legal history that led to the founding of Israel as an internationally recognised sovereign state:
  • The land of Israel was the birthplace of the Jewish people. Here their spiritual, religious and national identity was formed. Here they achieved independence and created a culture of national and universal significance. Here they wrote and gave the Bible to the world.
  • In the year 1897 the First Zionist Congress, inspired by Theodor Herzl's vision of the Jewish State, proclaimed the right of the Jewish people to national revival in their own country.
  • This right was acknowledged by the Balfour Declaration of November 2, 1917, and re-affirmed by the Mandate of the League of Nations, which gave explicit international recognition to the historic connection of the Jewish people with Palestine and their right to reconstitute their National Home.
  • On November 29, 1947, the General Assembly of the United Nations adopted a Resolution for the establishment of an independent Jewish State in Palestine, and called upon the inhabitants of the country to take such steps as may be necessary on their part to put the plan into effect. This recognition by the United Nations of the right of the Jewish people to establish their independent State may not be revoked. It is, moreover, the self-evident right of the Jewish people to be a nation, as all other nations, in its own sovereign State.
  • ACCORDINGLY, WE, the members of the National Council, representing the Jewish people in Palestine and the Zionist movement of the world, met together in solemn assembly today, the day of the termination of the British mandate for Palestine, by virtue of the natural and historic right of the Jewish and of the Resolution of the General Assembly of the United Nations, HEREBY PROCLAIM the establishment of the Jewish State in Palestine, to be called ISRAEL. 
The first item is, in fact, religion based. No one really knows where the
tribe of Israel origanlly came from. One theory is from Iraq. The second and third bullets are irrelevant because the Zionist congress and the Balfour Declaration in the UK were unilateral declarations.

The UN resolution, United Nations General Assembly Resolution 181
November 29, 1947 did not establish of an independent Jewish State in Palestine. The UN agreed to study the issue in the resolution. 

Israel exists because it was able to defeat Arab armies in the middle east. It is as simple as that. There is no clear legal basis for the existence of Israle. 

This is one time that we agree with the Vatican. there is no biblical basis for the existence of Israel. Even if there were such basis, the history of the region does not always dovetail well with the Bible. 


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Huffington Post: Tim Profitt, Rand Paul Supporter, Admits To Confronting Woman At Debate

A volunteer with Rand Paul's Senate campaign has admitted to placing his shoe firmly on the face of a volunteer outside a Senate debate on Monday night, but insisted that the camera angle of the footage that captured the altercation made the scuffle look worse than it was.

Rightardia got a video of the incident from the HillBilly Report. The assault looked quite serious and Lauren Valle had to be hospitalised. See

Tim Profitt apologized for the incident. He also criticised the police for not stepping in to calm down the crowd. He argued that other Paul supporters had previously warned authorities about the MoveOn activist, Lauren Valle. As far as Rightardia could tell, Valle was simply exercising her First Amendment rights.

According to Valle, Rand Paul's car arrived they (Paul supporters) identified me and my partner, Alex, who was with me. They surrounded me. There was five of them. They motioned to each other and got behind me. My partner Alex heard them say

'We are here to do crowd control we might have to take someone out.'

Lauren Valle recounted the incident as follows:

When Rand Paul's car arrived a couple of them stepped in front of me so I stepped off the curb to get around them to get back out front. At that point they started grabbing for me and I ran all the way around the car with them in pursuit. 

The footage is after I've run all the way around the car and I'm in front of the car and that is when they took me down. One or two people twisted my arms behind my back and took me down... It was about two-to-three second after that that another person stomped on my head. 

And I lay there for 20 seconds or so and my partner Alex came and got me up and that's the point where there is the media clip of me speaking. 

Valle said that the closest she got to Paul was "about five feet away" and that was only because she was running from the crowd. The Hillbilly Report indicated that Paul was in the car that was chasing Valle around.

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