Sunday Open Thread

Good Morning, Everyone. I hope you are enjoying this weekend with family and friends.

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71 Responses to Sunday Open Thread

  1. Ametia says:

    Rosie Perez; whip that Romney ass.

  2. Ametia says:

    Let’s go TEXANS! Vikings lost, Redskins won!

  3. Ametia says:

    Whatt did LaRapierWit say? The white racists are the most BARBARIC creatures on earth.

  4. Ametia says:

    RG III & the Redskins are kicking the Vikings Azz.

  5. Ametia says:

    Gillespie, Fox’s Chris Wallace Spar Over Claim That Six Studies Validate Romney’s Tax Plan
    Here’s the full exchange, via Fox:

    GILLESPIE: Six different studies have said —

    WALLACE: Those are very questionable. Some of them are blogs. Some of them are from the AEI, which is hardly an independent group. Those are not —

    GILLESPIE: These are very credible sources, and, you know —

    WALLACE: One of them is from a guy who is — a blog from a high who was a top advisor to George W. Bush. These are hardly nonpartisan studies.

    GILLESPIE: Look, Chris, this — I think if you look at Harvard and AEI and other studies, are very credible sources for economic analysis.

    WALLACE: You wouldn’t say that AEI is a conservative think tank.

    GILLESPIE: I would say it is a right-leaning think tank. That doesn’t make it not credible.

    WALLACE: It doesn’t make it nonpartisan.

    GILLESPIE: It does make it nonpartisan. It’s not a partisan organization. I can tell you, there have been many instances where there are things that AEI has come out with and said, I didn’t find to be necessarily —


    GILLESPIE: — with the Republican Party.

    WALLACE: Would you say the Brookings Institution is nonpartisan?

    GILLESPIE: I would say the Brookings Institution is left leaning and that they are nonpartisan.

  6. My food is ready. See, Josh told me what time to have my food ready because he has to be back at his house to watch the Texans game at 7:20pm. LOL! I love my kids so much!

  7. The Death Ticket: Mitt Romney’s Emergency Room Lie Outed By The Mitt Romney Campaign | Mediaite

  8. rikyrah says:

    From the Philadelphia Inquirer:

    Posted: Sun, Oct. 14, 2012, 3:01 AM
    Inquirer Editorial: Obama will do a better job

    Like a carnival barker cajoling a mark into spending the last bills in his wallet, the Republican Party is counting on Americans’ not remembering that they’ve seen this trick before.

    GOP presidential nominee Mitt Romney wants voters to forget their familiarity with the prize he’s dangling before their eyes – a return to the disastrous economic policies that preceded the recession. Given that context, Romney’s prize is no better than a fake pearl.

    Stop playing the blame game, the Republicans say to anyone who dares remind voters of what led to one of the worst economic collapses in U.S. history. They have kept former President George W. Bush under wraps lest he refresh voters’ memories.

    The GOP would prefer the nation repeat history rather than remember it. Instead, remember unemployment rates above 10 percent; automakers going bankrupt; the stock market losing half of its value; the net worth of U.S. households plummeting; the nation losing 500,000 jobs in one month; the Dow Jones average losing 800 points in one day; hundreds of thousands of homes in foreclosure because people bought houses that they and their lenders knew they couldn’t afford; banks collapsing because their debtors couldn’t repay their debts, and neither could they.

    Can’t afford to forget

    Let’s not forget the economic policies that paved the way for the bad times. Remember how lending institutions, encouraged by government to make it easier for low-income families to buy a home, went hog wild and extended credit to whomever they could get to sign a promissory note. Remember how big banks pooled mortgages into securities that were sold to investors like stocks. Remember how the epidemic of foreclosures made the securities worthless, pushing banks into insolvency.

    “OK,” say the Republicans, “President Obama was dealt a bad hand.” Then they accuse him of failing to improve anything. That’s simply not true. The recovery is weak. Too many families still struggle. But there are clear signs that the economy is picking up speed, including a lower unemployment rate that would get even better if those “job creators” sitting on record profits would get on the job and start hiring.

    Obama has created jobs. The 2009 Recovery Act is derided by Republicans for its $787 billion price tag, but they don’t want voters to remember the context. It’s not wrong to point out the program’s cost in a country with huge debts. But with the nation desperate for employment, economists say the stimulus created 2.5 million jobs and added up to 3.8 percent to the gross national product.

    The recovery is slow, but its speed has been hampered by obstinate Republicans in Congress dead set on opposing any program that might boost Obama’s reelection. They say they can’t be blamed for Obama’s lack of success earlier in his administration, when Democrats held the House and Senate. But Americans need to remember that Congress’ rules give great power to the minority party to thwart legislation.

    That doesn’t mean Obama shouldn’t be criticized for not doing a better job with the economy. But Romney hasn’t presented any evidence that he would have done better. He has reached back to the Republicans’ familiar trickle-down rhetoric about creating jobs by cutting taxes. But he leaves out key details, so no one can tell if his plan would work.

    Romney says he would cut all income-tax rates by 20 percent and avoid adding to the deficit by ending some tax breaks. But no economist has been able to figure out if Romney’s plan is feasible because he won’t reveal which tax breaks he would end. Most likely, it would be deductions popular among the middle class – mortgage interest, health insurance, charitable giving, state and local taxes – but he won’t say, apparently out of fear of losing votes.

    Like every election with an incumbent, this one is mostly about that person’s performance. But that doesn’t mean the challenger gets to escape scrutiny. And when you take a close look at Romney, you have to question what is real and what isn’t. As president, would he be the man who said he can’t be concerned about the 47 percent of Americans too poor to pay federal income taxes, or the one who days later apologized for saying that?

    It’s hard to tell because the Massachusetts moderate who fashioned the precursor to Obamacare has reinvented himself as a right-leaning father figure for tea-party patron Paul Ryan, his Ayn Rand-devotee running mate. Would Romney be more like Ryan as president? Conservatives spending millions on his campaign believe he will. But that’s not what America needs.

    No Etch A Sketch

    America doesn’t need an Etch A Sketch president whose positions change with the type of audience he’s speaking to. It also doesn’t need a president who makes foreign-policy speeches suggesting the nation needs to become entangled in even more foreign disputes. Families are tired of seeing their sons and daughters in the armed forces venture into harm’s way for causes that no longer seem as important, especially with the nation continuing to struggle to end an economic crisis. If anything, polls show, most Americans think the troops in Afghanistan and elsewhere can’t come home soon enough.

    In that regard, Obama deserves more than the grudging credit Republicans are giving him for being the commander in chief who finally got Osama bin Laden. America is safer as a result of that. America will be healthier, with more people insured, as a result of Obamacare. More Americans are employed, although not nearly enough, because of Obama’s saving the auto industry and promoting policies that are creating jobs. What Obama has already been able to accomplish in the face of unrelenting partisan opposition suggests he could have a remarkably successful presidency if given a second term

    BARACK OBAMA is the better candidate in the presidential race. A vote for him is an investment in a strong future, which is why The Inquirer endorses his reelection.

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  10. Dannie Owens‏@DAOWENS44

    Romney’s plan to dump Bernanke sparking anxiety on Wall Street – The Hill’s On The Money

  11. Breaking News

    Arlen Specter of Pennsylvania Has Died

    Former U.S. Sen. Arlen Specter, the outspoken Pennsylvania centrist whose switch from Republican to Democrat ended a 30-year career in which he played a pivotal role in several Supreme Court nominations, died Sunday. He was 82.

  12. Ametia says:

    All REPOST

  13. Ametia says:

    Robert Gibds is on CNN with Candy “CARBO” Crowley. We can see where her head’s at for Tuesday’s debate. Politicizing Lybia- Benghazi attack.

  14. utaustinliberal‏@utaustinliberal

    @JenGranholm and @KasimReed faced off with three republicans – David Gregory, Bob McDonnell, Tom Brokaw – and shut them DOWN. #MTP

    • Ametia says:

      Saw it. Gregory the karl Rove-dancin’ frat boy hack, Bob ” VAGGIE ULTRASOUND McDonnell, and Tom “brokendowndecrepit Brokaw.

      LOL Jen Granholm called Romney a TROJAN HORSE.

  15. Ametia says:


  16. Koch bros. sent their 50,000 employees a letter telling them to vote for Romney and GOP:

  17. Ametia says:

    Bubba’s got one HELLUVA finger, doesn’t he?

  18. Ametia says:

    Tribune/WGN poll: Obama remains well ahead in Illinois
    October 11, 2012|By Rick

    With national surveys showing the contest between Democrat Barack Obama and Republican Mitt Romney tightening, a new Tribune/WGN-TV poll shows the home-state president retains a comfortable advantage in Illinois even though the economy has drained some of the enthusiasm.

    Obama scored 55 percent support to 36 percent for Romney, virtually identical to a similar poll in February before Romney had clinched the nomination. So far, Obama is short of replicating his victory margin of four years ago, when he accepted the presidency at a huge Grant Park rally after claiming 62 percent of the Illinois vote.

  19. Ametia says:

    The Black Snob is on MHP speaking about her Bipolar disorder.

  20. GO TEXANS! GO!

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    Green Bay…

    Back off, I’ll take you on
    Headstrong to take on anyone
    I know that you are wrong
    And this is not where you belong

  21. Good Morning,I know this probabley not today’s subject,but l am about to have a stroke.Back in Bushys administration,that jerk went to war to “liberate” the oppresed people of iraq,and show them able to vote,showing off there purple them,see me and darth vader,and killing over 3000 of our solders,and a million iraqs, get to vote,we did that.Jump ahead four years and that same meaningless,all about money,me,me,me party is trying to stop the people in our country,(got that) our country the united states of america,land of the free,where our democracy rings out,WELL TO WHO? The Rep party is screwing with almost every state to suppress the people from voting,and Now it’s the big bussiness telling their workers,if you want to keep your jos it is not in your best intrest to vote for Obama,and if you do you,may not have a job come Nov,7 th.What G D country are we living in,I get yes we have freedom of speach,but this kind of discrimination,is worse,please someone finish this,before,l lose my mind.I need to go take a pill my blood us on boil,I need to calm down. Am l wrong or do any of you think the republicans want to make the USA another no democracy state,unless you are a Koch,or Rom&Ry or S Adelson,Limpballs,or are they the Sadam Hussains of today.

  22. rikyrah says:

    still wondering about Willard’s fundraising numbers…

    hee hee hee

    don’t they have to drop them tomorrow…

    hee hee hee

    I’m with whomever said that Willard loaned his campaign money

  23. rikyrah says:

    Be Worried, Work Hard, But Don’t Freak Out
    by BooMan
    Sat Oct 13th, 2012 at 09:48:32 PM EST

    If the latest polls have you biting your fingernails, I have something to cheer you up. The Rocky Mountain Poll has both president and the Democrats’ senate candidate up in Arizona.

    After trailing Mitt Romney by as much as eight points in the days immediately following the Presidential debate, the President is now in a statistical tie with Romney in Arizona both as regards the overall electorate and among those mostly likely to cast ballots. While Obama leads Romney by two points in the race for President, the gap is within the study’s margin of error and basically means they are in a dead heat.
    In the U.S. Senate race, Democrat Richard Carmona has a four point lead over Republican Jeff Flake, which again indicates a dead even race, since the vote gap is within the margin of error of the survey. Thus it must be concluded that Arizona is definitely a battleground state for both the Presidential and the U.S. Senate races and there can be little doubt but that the outcome will be largely dependent on which political party does the best job in turning out its voters and whether the Democrats can hang onto the Latino vote.

    Hey, I am just trying to keep you sane. Do you need more good news? How about this from Pubic Policy Polling?

    PPP’s newest Ohio poll finds Barack Obama leading 51-46, a 5 point lead not too different from our last poll two weeks ago when he led 49-45.
    The key finding on this poll may be how the early voters are breaking out. 19% of people say they’ve already cast their ballots and they report having voted for Obama by a 76-24 margin. Romney has a 51-45 advantage with those who haven’t voted yet, but the numbers make it clear that he already has a lot of ground to make up in the final three weeks before the election.

    We’ve found a major improvement in Mitt Romney’s image in most of the states that we’ve polled since the Presidential debate, but Ohio is an exception. His favorability now is a 45/51 spread, showing no improvement from his 45/49 breakdown two weeks ago. Obama meanwhile has seen a small spike in his approval rating, from 48/49 to 50/48.

    No wonder the Republican Secretary of State in Ohio has been doing everything he can to discourage early voting.

  24. rikyrah says:

    Good Morning, Everyone :)

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