Why does Obama hate New Orleans?
When are you gonna be embarrassed by your party Retardicans?
Barack Obama hates EVERYTHING!

Country Music is the most pandering bullshit ever!
Paslode…learn the name wannabe blue collar Country artists.
“Redneck Crazy”.

The Beatles aren’t what you want them to be.
Metallica would have been gods if they quit after “And Justice For All” too.

WHY THE CAN’T PEOPLE DRIVE ANYMORE???
Stick Figures on your car suck.

WHERE’S SHARPTON??

Let me finish tonight with a simple political question.

Why on God’s earth should we reward the people who got us into this mess? You can’t sell a house because you can’t get a decent price for it. You can’t buy a house because people can’t believe what you’re offering for it.

Who created this political dung hill? Who created this financial horror show that has older people dying over their miniature 401(k)s, young people hopelessly out of work, certainly out of good work? It all started in a splurge of greed and deception and “grab what you can before the building falls down” that George W. Bush begat us late in the year 2007.

That’s what we’re living now. Okay, Obama hasn’t been able to get us out of it yet - no doubt on that front - but that’s what we’re suffering from and there’s no sense blaming one party or the other, but there’s a helluva lot of sense in keeping your eye on the people who did it - who made millions on all kinds of off-the-wall investment “products” and then dumped them out there to people who didn’t know what they were getting.

All I ask is why anyone, regardless of political philosophy, would want to be out there barking for better tax breaks for these people - why they could be so shameless as to tell us it’s better to screw the old people out of their Medicare so we can keep the tax breaks Bush jammed through heading out the door, even if we have to deliver them in hot checks courtesy of the latest borrowing from abroad? Why? Ask somebody why reward the big shots who shot this economy dead with more millions in tax breaks - a running bonanza of generosity from you and the people who got screwed by the very people now with their hands out for more?

It’s a no-brainer. For the average tax payer, it’s simple. If there has to be pain to keep this country solvent - so we don’t go the way of Greece - where do we come up with the deal? Do we sock it to the people who are old and sick or to the people making the big bucks who never really - come on! - really felt the hell they brought down on this country in the first place, the hell they left in town behind them.

Fair is fair.

Please repeat: fair is fair. This isn’t just about ability to pay - it’s about who - given how we got here - “oughta” pay.

— Chris Matthews

Bachmann’s husband got $137,000 in Medicaid funds

While Rep. Michelle Bachmann, R-Minn., has forcefully denounced the Medicaid program for swelling the “welfare rolls,” the mental health clinic run by her husband has been collecting annual Medicaid payments totaling over $137,000 for the treatment of patients since 2005, according to new figures obtained by NBC News.

"It’s clear when it feathers her nest she’s happy for Medicaid expenditures. But people that really need it — folks with disabilities and seniors — she’s turning their backs on them."

The real goal is to reward the G.O.P.’s wealthiest patrons by crippling what remains of organized labor, by wrecking the government agencies charged with regulating and policing corporations, and, as always, by rewarding the wealthiest with more tax breaks. The bankrupt moral equation codified in the Bush era — that tax cuts tilted to the highest bracket were a higher priority even than paying for two wars — is now a given. The once-bedrock American values of shared sacrifice and equal economic opportunity have been overrun.

Fact Check - More BS From The Republican Party

In a recent House Budget Committee Debate, the Health Care Law was being debated. The Republicans seized upon this assessment, by the CBO, of the impact it would have on jobs.

The CBO last August had estimated that the new health care law over the next decade would reduce the number of overall workers in the United States by one-half of one percent.

House Republicans have spent weeks criticizing the CBO and its estimate that repealing the health care law would increase the deficit. But somehow this estimate—reached with the same assumptions the CBO has used before—met their approval!

So what’s the truth? Did Elmendorf really say the new health care law would “destroy” jobs?

The Facts

Note that Elmendorf never said the words that the GOP has attributed to him, such as “destroy” or “kill.” He used the phrase “reduction of labor.” It doesn’t quite roll off the tongue like “destroy” — and it does not mean the same thing.

The CBO first discussed this issue, briefly, in a budget analysis last August. Boiled down to plain English, the CBO is essentially saying that some people who are now in the work force because they need health insurance would decide to stop working because the health care law guaranteed they would have access to health care.

Think of someone who is 63, a couple of years before retirement, who is still in a job only because they are waiting to get on Medicare when they turn 65. Or a single mother with children who is only working to make sure her kids have health insurance.

Now some might argue that despite these heartwarming stories, the overall impact of the health law on employment is bad because it would be encouraging people — some 800,000 — not to work. Moreover, the argument could go, this would hurt the nation’s budget because 800,000 fewer people will pay taxes on their earnings. That’s certainly an intellectually solid argument — though others might counter that universal health care is worth a minimal reduction in overall employment — but it’s not at all the same as saying these jobs would be “destroyed.”

We asked a spokesman for the House Budget Committee for a response, but have not heard one. If we get one, we will add it at the end.

This is the kind of political gamesmanship that gives politics a bad name. The House GOP has taken a a sliver of a phrase and twisted it beyond all meaning. Elmendorf never said 800,000 jobs would be destroyed, and he certainly did not mean to suggest that. Given that Republicans have routinely faulted the CBO for its estimates and assumptions on the health care bill, they should be ashamed of immediately embracing this particular aspect of the CBO’s analysis.



Super Bowl and Socialism

According to Bill Maher,

New Rule: With the Super Bowl only a week away, Americans must realize what makes NFL football so great: socialism. That’s right, for all the F-15 flyovers and flag waving, football is our most successful sport because the NFL takes money from the rich teams and gives it to the poor teams… just like President Obama wants to do with his secret army of ACORN volunteers. So, you kind of have to laugh - the same angry white males who hate Obama because he’s “redistributing wealth” just love football, a sport that succeeds economically because it does exactly that. To them, the NFL is as American as hot dogs, Chevrolet, apple pie, and a second, giant helping of apple pie.

Amazing Surgery Fact

Wrong-site or wrong-patient surgeries occur more than five times per day in the United States, according to the Joint Commission, an independent health care accreditation group.

To avoid “wrong-side” surgeries — such as operating on the wrong knee, or even the wrong patient — The American College of Surgeons has adopted a number of precautions.

Before the patient is sedated, the surgeon and the anesthesiologist will mark the appropriate surgery site with the patient watching. Often, they will sign their initials directly on the skin using a marker.

                    

AP Finally Investigates “Job Killing” claim

The Associated Press made precisely the sort of effort at verification that reporters are supposed to do. They found the Republicans came up a bit short in the evidence department. The best they could do was an analysis from the Congressional Budget Office that estimated that around 600,000 people would opt out of the labor force if they could get health insurance through the new health care system. The reason is that they would no longer need to work for their health care coverage. This is not exactly “job killing” or “job destroying,” after all, the jobs will still be there, it’s just that people will opt not to take them.

In this way we can think of the bill as being job destroying in the same way that winning the lottery might be job destroying. Many people who take home multi-million dollar jackpots opt not to work because they no longer need the money. The Republican methodology would have us worried about “job killing” lottery jackpots.

AP deserves credit for doing the sort of basic fact checking that good reporters do. This sort of reporting provides valuable information to the public.

             

There was one observation that was made this week I just have to pass on to you by a friend of mine, Allen Ginsberg, who is an historian up in Maine. And he said, this week, we saw a white, Catholic, Republican federal judge murdered on his way to greet a Democratic woman, member of Congress, who was his friend and was Jewish. Her life was saved initially by a 20-year-old Mexican-American college student, who saved her, and eventually by a Korean-American combat surgeon. — Mark Shields, PBS (via politicalprof)