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WaPo‘s Cillizza Claims Sotomayor Gives GOP A Winning Election Issue

Posted in Uncategorized by simpletruthiness on May 28, 2009


What a ridiculous claim. I can’ t believe this passes for news and this jackass will be all over MSNBC repeating this nonsensical assertion. Unless she single-handedly outlaws Jesus no one will be any more riled up against President Obama than they already are. I am beging to suspect that going on TV is bad for columnists. Because they keep trying to think of thing that don’t make sense or concided with reality just to be asked on to explain themselves. As mixing the types of banks turned out to be such a bad idea maybe the same is true for types of journalists.
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Senate-Passed Bill Would Bring Sunlight To Fed

Posted in Politics, Uncategorized by simpletruthiness on May 8, 2009


Man this is frustrating. Everyone time I get excited cause they did the right thing you scroll down and see that well it isn’t in some other version so its got to go to another committee,dang it. How come the things that screw us up always breeze right on through? And the things that might make things a bit more right they flounder and get changed and compromised to no end until we get a bill or an amendment to a bill that is just a disappointment and can only be lauded on the basis of “better than nothing”If are going to own these damn things we need to get some type of benefits. The Banks should have to give something back to its taxpaying customers such as better credit card terms or waive over draft or changing late fee payment rules. Something. Damn they are taking our money on both ends. And then when someone has the temerity to ask what they are doing or try to get some type of concession they say “what you’ve always let us run wild in the past.” With a confused look on their overpaid faces. Then oh gosh an actual elected official will try to do the right thing and its endless haming and hawing and worst case scenarios well this might help a deadbeat or reward bad behavior yadda yadda. Hey we are rewarding bad behavior and helping deadbeats,the bankers.
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Clean Energy

Posted in Politics, Uncategorized by simpletruthiness on April 30, 2009

Boehner: Memos Outline “Torture Techniques”

Posted in Politics, Uncategorized by simpletruthiness on April 23, 2009


This is good because it make it that much harder for him to stand in the way of getting justice. I also hope that picture on main page is him talking about it because he looks sad and disappointed in his former leaders. We can use that. It is a matter of law. The law was broken. This cannot be allowed to stand. If we prosecute in good faith its a blow to out enemies. Everything that makes it harder for them to recruit and carry out their hateful mission is a victory. A big victory is just a bunch of small ones put together over time. Think about all the hours and hours of practice and little league and junior varsity games that go into a split second clutch play in the Superbowl. It matters. We show the world that we are not what they were told it will be powerful. How much less violence might there be if the world’s citizens knew that there would be justice in the end? Let’s find out.
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Cheney Slams Obama Again, Calls Overseas Trips “Disturbing” (VIDEO)

Posted in Uncategorized by simpletruthiness on April 21, 2009


I tell you what is disturbing is that our fourth estate is so damned corrupt that not only are they no doing their jobs with investigations or following up in a thoughtful manner issues like US operatives committing crimes we hung people for after WWII. But they would allow this evil man to weigh and give him too much air time. If they should be interrogating him instead of kissing his rump asking questions that will make him stutter and squirm reminding him that the people rule this country not junior members of Ford administration who should have long ago rode off into the sunset. This is beyond sad.
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Jeff Zucker, Top NBC Brass Concerned About CNBC’s “Conservative,” “Anti-Obama” Image: Report

Posted in Uncategorized by simpletruthiness on April 16, 2009


Hey here is a basic concept. Why do you report the news. Wow. Hey you can focus more on facts and less on opinions. Then you could say well we are just reporting the news instead of creating it. Really it used to be really popular with “news” outlets. You can even make it a slogan; “covering financial news old school with facts now with less questionable opinions.”
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Fox News Reporter: Wake Up And Fight The Fascism In Our Country (VIDEO)

Posted in Politics, Uncategorized by simpletruthiness on April 15, 2009


What is fascism? They are confusing me. Probably because they are confusing buzz words for ideas. Where is the big fascism in the stimulus package?Green energy so we can stop funding certain regimes in the middle east. Evil fascist bridges that won’t fall down. Please point to one policy in this plan that meets any definition(by this i mean look it up first) of facisim. By all means if we are going in that direction explain it to me. The kids with the deficit signs that is some low blow stuff considering the same people did jack when 80% of said deficit was accumulated under Bushes and Regan. If they had been against it then i’d actually respect them. This is pure theater pulled by the real fascists, they are trying to thwart the will of the people. President Obama won by a significant margin. One of the biggest ever for a non-imcumbant. Get over it. Formulate real ideas or shut the hell up.
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Homeland Security Report Warns Of Rising Right-Wing Extremism

Posted in Politics, Uncategorized by simpletruthiness on April 15, 2009

For the record I am an Iraq Vet, combat arms 19D. If somethingĀ  goes down I am firmly on the side of the president and the Constitution to which I swore an oath. It wasn’t to Glock or Fox news. Goddamn Glen Beck and crew are shouting fire in a crowded theater full of angry irritated people. This is not protected. You cannot make endless accusations that have no merit that can easily be used to stir up enmity and advocate raising up at the duly elected government of the United States. Where is all the tyranny of which you speak? Fairer taxes? Leaving Iraq? Exposing Bush terror memos? Closing gitmo and banning torture?Creating green jobs and investing in roads? Oh god with tax money. Hey dick that is what taxes are for. So that society can pool its resources and help out said society as a whole. Oh not whats the root word of society lead to oh my god noooo Socialism. I tell yall what why don’t you opt out of taxes and if you house catches fire the Fire department will send you a bill. Or if you get robbed the police won’t come out until they check to see if your account is in good standing.
The taxes under Obama will go down for most of these people. He has also championed and put into place greater transparency in spending even before he became president. Wow. All that nasty social spending is on things we need. But you know that. You have just tricked all these poor people many of whom should be at work or looking for same into doing your dirty work. So that you can keep more your money. Selfishness personified while pretending to do the right thing. Don’t be fooled kids it is Socialism that they want in reality only for them they want society to subsidise their well off life style and bail out their contributors. They want capitalism(i.e.opportunties to fail) for you and you don’t have the money or opportunity thanks to their buddies to take advantage of capitalism. That is what I would call a raw deal. Please don’t fall for it. Thanks.

Sincerely,

Third Generation combat vet whose great-grandfather died in WWII.
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1937

Posted in Uncategorized by simpletruthiness on March 13, 2009

Recently in response to the GOP criticism of of his spending plans President Obama brought up the example of 1937 when FDR gave in to such crictism and the economy suffered.
I wish he would tell Rep. Boner (Boehner can be pronounced Boner just as easily) where to go and to take creepy uncle McConnell with him. Where do the people who have been wrong about everything constantly get off on offering advice non stop?

Spending freeze? Yes because too much money in the economy is the problem. These cats are always against direct government spending. Dont‘ transfer the peoples wealth to them transfer it to contractors where it can find its way to superwealthy so it can trickle back done again duh. The difference is you spend three times as much and get dubious results,Iraq,Katrina and on and on.

The next time these unimaginable assholes start talking about something hurting families and small business. I wish the president would say fuck you. You don’t give a fuck about families or small business. You have spent your whole elected life molesting them. Your polices tilt the playing field towards giant business and make it harder for working families to prosper. Sure you do this in the name of fiscal discipline and competitiveness but that is just an excuse because when it comes time to kill someone or lock them up the budget be damned. When it comes time to award fat no bid contracts that bleed us dry and fail to produce this mythical efficiency and effectiveness the private sector is allegedly so good at well that just has to be done in the name of ___ (fill in the blank).

Mr.President while you are at it explain to them that Jack Bauer isn’t real andĀ  that Atlas Shrugged is a work of fiction and that it is childish and intellectually disingenuous to suggest these as examples to be followed. I hope that your administration will continune to follow historical and reality based examples you know the ones subject to real world variables as opposed to plot devices and story considerations. Also, remember the people sqawking have been wrong,alot.

IAVA Press release

Posted in Uncategorized by simpletruthiness on January 28, 2009

Congressional Testimony Launches IAVA’s 2009 Legislative Agenda

CONTACT: Chrissy Stevens (212) 982-9699 or Chrissy@iava.org

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Congressional Testimony Launches IAVA’s 2009 Legislative Agenda
Purple Heart Recipient Leads Call for Advance VA Funding and Prioritizing Veterans in the Economic Stimulus Package
NEW YORK – Tomorrow, Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans of America (IAVA), the nation’s first and largest nonpartisan group for Iraq and Afghanistan veterans, will introduce its 2009 Legislative Agenda before the United States Senate Committee on Veterans Affairs. The agenda addresses the most critical issues facing the newest generation of veterans. IAVA’s Director of Government Affairs, Iraq veteran and Purple Heart recipient, Todd Bowers, will testify to present IAVA’s 2009 Legislative Agenda publicly for the first time. The hearing is tomorrow, January 28th at 9:30AM (ET), in Room 418 of the Russell Senate Office Building. The event is OPEN to the media and will stream live online at: .

IAVA’s 2009 Legislative Agenda introduces a comprehensive plan to address challenges facing new veterans. Priorities include ensuring better screening for invisible injuries such as PTSD and TBI, providing advance funding for veterans’ health care, ending the passive culture within the VA, prioritizing veterans in the stimulus package, and ensuring correct implementation of the new GI Bill.

“2009 will be crucial year for veterans of Iraq and Afghanistan, especially those who are returning from war only to bear the brunt of the economic crisis. IAVA’s Legislative Agenda gives Congress a clear plan of action that ensures our returning servicemembers get the heroes’ welcome they deserve,” said IAVA Executive Director Paul Rieckhoff. “We thank the Senate VA Committee for seeking our expertise on these issues, and we look forward to working with Congress and the President to improve the lives of our troops, veterans, and their families.”

Bowers’ testimony will outline the 2009 Legislative Agenda and IAVA’s recent initiatives; including the landmark Public Service Advertising (PSA) campaign with the Ad Council. All members of Congress will have the opportunity to learn more about the Agenda in two weeks when IAVA brings a delegation of veterans to Washington, DC to visit Congressional Offices as part of IAVA’s fourth annual “Storm the Hill” campaign.

“People on both sides of the aisle need to put politics aside and start taking real action to support the over 1.7 million men and women who have served and continue to serve in Iraq and Afghanistan. We look forward to meeting with members of Congress in two weeks to galvanize support around legislation that is so critical to a generation of heroes and their families,” Rieckhoff added.

To see the full 2009 Legislative Agenda please visit:
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To arrange an interview with IAVA Executive Director Paul Rieckhoff or Director of Legislative Affairs Todd Bowers, or to learn more about IAVA’s upcoming “Storm the Hill” trip, please contact Chrissy Stevens at (212) 982-9699 or Chrissy@iava.org.

Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans of America (www.IAVA.org) is the country’s first and largest nonprofit, nonpartisan organization for veterans of the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan and has more than 125,000 veteran members and civilian supporters nationwide. Its mission is to improve the lives of this country’s newest generation of veterans and their families