- 08-08-2012, 00:19 #21
- 08-08-2012, 01:03 #22
- Join Date
- Nov 2005
- Putting the dog out. No, bringing her in. No, putting her out...
And the Democratic leader of the Senate would never make baseless claims about felonious conduct by the Republican Presidential candidate, and then say "the burden of proof is on him to prove he didn't do it," a breathtakingly different concept of the justice system from the one they taught me about in grade school.http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L1JmUEMQ6zY
"Do not blame Caesar, blame the people of Rome who have so enthusiastically acclaimed and adored him and rejoiced in their loss of freedom and danced in his path and gave him triumphal processions. ... Blame the people who hail him when he speaks in the Forum of the 'new, wonderful good society' which shall now be Rome's, interpreted to mean 'more money, more ease, more security, more living fatly at the expense of the industrious.'"
Roman statesman Marcus Tullius Cicero (106-43 B.C.)
- 08-08-2012, 01:38 #23
- 08-08-2012, 01:43 #24
1) We're not buying your nukes anymore
2) We're withdrawing our intelligence cooperation
3) Get your bases off of our territories
4) Fight your own god damned wars
You watch them come to heed. Or, at least, that's what Tony Benn told me."If a terrorist organisation wanted to knock out the moral compass of Britain, all they'd have to do is to kill 100 celebrities at random. The entire country would have an instant nervous breakdown."
- 08-08-2012, 02:01 #25
There were some interesting shennanigans with the Freddie Mac and Fannie Mae. Apparently Barney Franks lover Herb Moses was an Officer at Fannie (hired by Gerald Macmurray a former Frank staffer)and with every loosening of federal restrictions which Barney had some oversight of his loverboy got a Bonus so they both lived on. Add to that the Black Congress caucus refusing to hold Franklin Raines accountable and calling critiscism of his business as racist didnt help. Heres video that would make you want to shoot Frank, Waters, Meeks denying anything was wrong while the federal Overseer BEGS for increased oversight.
Bill Clinton even gives his opinion
Bill Clinton - Democrats Resisted GOP Efforts to Rein in Fannie Mae - YouTube
"The Lynching of Franklin Raines"
C-SPAN Democrats Cover Up Fannie Mae, Freddie Mac - Housing Crash - YouTube
- 08-08-2012, 02:19 #26
- 08-08-2012, 03:15 #27
- Join Date
- Jun 2007
- A small drinking village with a fishing problem
Given that my British brothers are not watching US Olympic coverage there I should note that Obama and supportive PAC's are spending millions and millions on ads during Olympic coverage attacking Romney. Lots on his company, Bain, closing facilities and laying people off. Some of the firms mentioned were about to go bankrupt and Bain's layoffs kept the company alive instead of the company being liquidated and all employees losing jobs.Nuair a chacann caora, cacann siad uilig
Giving power and money to government is like giving whiskey and car keys to a teen-age boy - P.J. O'Rourke
A government that robs Peter to pay Paul can always depend on the support of Paul - George Bernard Shaw
- 08-08-2012, 03:50 #28
- Join Date
- Aug 2010
- Lying in the gutter, looking up your skirt
Are they fucking demented? They voluntary came here at a run as the regulation ("light-touch", remember that?) was so dogshit as to be verging on lawless. If you think I'm exaggerating, look at the latest money-laundering scandals."Two thousand pounds of education
Drops to a ten-rupee jezail"
- 08-08-2012, 08:38 #29
- Join Date
- Jul 2005
It seems the Dem is only expecting the GOP to abide by its own rules.
Didn't BushII/Cheney/Rumsfeld et al demand that Saddam prove he wasn't making or stockpiling WMD?
Maybe you were taught wrong or you have failed to grasp that your politicians, of all colors, have a habit of making up things as they go along assuming the US masses will be too daft to spot what they're doing.
- 08-08-2012, 08:45 #30
- Join Date
- Oct 2006
- 14 miles West of the moon, for all I know.
Blaming the nasty foreigner is a popular game in election years and not just in the US. Look at the whole 'oh, it's currency manipulation that stops us, not innate structural problems' mindset.
It's not as if a politician seeking (re)election is ever going to tell the voters, "The problem is simple - it's you!"
If it's been sent from my HTC Sensation using Tapatalk then I'm probably pissed.We need people who look to the stars, holding the nation and the world in their hearts but at the same time we need down-to-earth people who can do serious and trying work.
In a definite sense, a country's power and prestige isn't only a reflection of its economic power but also a reflection of its people's quality and morality. Moreover, I think the latter is actually more important in the long-term.