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PostPosted: Sun Apr 12, 2015 6:17 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I don't know which is funnier, that mrgybe thinks he is clever, or that he thinks he is polite.

If these guys aren't fascist, I don't know who is. Maybe we should call Bard Malibu Golden Dawn.

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FreedomWorks was created in July 2004 from the merger of Citizens for a Sound Economy (CSE) and Empower America.[4] FreedomWorks was headed by former Housing and Urban Development Secretary Dick Armey until 2012, when he was replaced as President by Matt Kibbe.

Charles G. Koch and David H. Koch were co-founders of CSE in 1984, but are not active with FreedomWorks.


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PostPosted: Sun Apr 12, 2015 8:32 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Somebody is obviously not getting enough water time, if any. The lack of salt water on your skin makes your brain go into a very liberal fantasy land, it's a proven fact.
Fascist!?! Really?
You need some water time real bad, you are getting lost in your liberal delirium, the lack of windsurfing can lead to political insanity.
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PostPosted: Sun Apr 12, 2015 9:41 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Ya think? Because they are only taking rights away from homosexuals, not sending them to concentration camps? Only a matter of degree.

Plenty of water time, and hundreds of road miles on the bike. But you guys are funnier--and less informed--than television.
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PostPosted: Mon Apr 13, 2015 10:29 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Just a few examples of creeping totalitarianism from the right. Follow the money. The Koch's are systematically exerting control on the entire structure of science and research, aided by the paranoid and those who rely on the far right for campaign contributions. The de-funding of higher education, although it started much longer ago (fueled by Reagan as Governor and President) makes this much easier. Examples:

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Not long ago I was asked to speak to a religious congregation about widening inequality. Shortly before I began, the head of thecongregation asked that I not advocate raising taxes on the wealthy.

He said he didn’t want to antagonize certain wealthy congregants on whose generosity the congregation depended.

I had a similar exchange last year with the president of a small college who had invited me to give a lecture that his board of trustees would be attending. “I’d appreciate it if you didn’t criticize Wall Street,” he said, explaining that several of the trustees were investment bankers.

It seems to be happening all over.

A non-profit group devoted to voting rights decides it won’t launch a campaign against big money in politics for fear of alienating wealthy donors.

A Washington think-tank releases a study on inequality that fails to mention the role big corporations and Wall Street have played in weakening the nation’s labor and antitrust laws, presumably because the think tank doesn’t want to antagonize its corporate and Wall Street donors.

A major university shapes research and courses around economic topics of interest to its biggest donors, notably avoiding any mention of the increasing power of large corporations and Wall Street on the economy. ...
When Comcast, for example, finances a nonprofit like the International Center for Law and Economics, the Center supports Comcast’s proposed merger with Time Warner.

When the Charles Koch Foundation pledges $1.5 million to Florida State University’s economics department, it stipulates that a Koch-appointed advisory committee will select professors and undertake annual evaluations.

The Koch brothers now fund 350 programs at over 250 colleges and universities across America. You can bet that funding doesn’t underwrite research on inequality and environmental justice.

David Koch’s $23 million of donations to public television earned him positions on the boards of two prominent public-broadcasting stations. It also guaranteed that a documentary critical of the Kochs didn’t air.

As Ruby Lerner, president and founding director of Creative Capital, a grant making institution for the arts, told the New Yorker’s Jane Mayer, “self-censorship” practiced by public television … raises issues about what public television means. They are in the middle of so much funding pressure.”

David Koch has also donated tens of millions of dollars to the American Museum of Natural History in New York and the Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History, and sits on their boards.
http://robertreich.org/post/115695610915

In Kansas and Oklahoma, there have been thousands of earthquakes triggered by re-injection of fluids from fracking. But official policies don't allow state funded organizations to identify the cause. The reason? State funding has evaporated, and the Oklahoma Geological Survey is part of the Oklahoma University's Mewbourned College of Earth and Energy--major funding by ConocoPhillips.

In Virginia, Ken Cuccinelli runs (unsuccessfully) for Governor after attacking climate scientists. http://robertreich.org/post/115695610915
republicans in Congress help, going after funding for climate science. In Florida, the Governor quietly forbids discussion of climate change. Might affect the value of threatened real estate?

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Florida is largely seen as the U.S. state that is most vulnerable to the effects of global warming. But even uttering the term global warming in official communications can get employees at the state’s Department of Environmental Protection in trouble. The Florida Center for Investigative Reporting talks to four former DEP officials who say they were ordered to not use the terms global warming or climate change in any emails, reports, or official communications. “We were told not to use the terms climate change, global warming, or sustainability,” said Christopher Byrd, who worked at the DEP from 2008 to 2013.

The unwritten policy apparently first went into effect after Gov. Rick Scott took office in 2011. Scott has long expressed skepticism that human activity causes climate change.
http://www.slate.com/blogs/the_slatest/2015/03/08/florida_bans_state_environmental_workers_from_using_the_term_climate_change.html

First you kill off academic freedom and science, and then you compromise journalism. Follow the money.
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PostPosted: Fri Apr 17, 2015 2:35 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

this is funny... without being to insulting, polite

http://www.msnbc.com/rachel-maddow-show/ted-cruz-meets-the-sound-silence

Ted Cruz applause lines miss with firefighters
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Cruz vows to abolish the IRS. Silence.

Cruz wants to “padlock the I.R.S. building and put all those I.R.S. agents on our southern border.” Silence.

Cruz wants to repeal of “every word” of the Affordable Care Act. Silence.

Weigel talked to some of the attendees and “no one had anything good to say about Cruz.” One IAFF leader said, in reference to Cruz’s speech, “I had to take a shower after listening to that.

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PostPosted: Sun Apr 19, 2015 11:02 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

gee another billionaire pops out of the woodwork to raise tens of millions for just another republican.. and the dems have sorro and a few other vs the mega amounts the right wingers have. again another one pops out of the woodwork.

https://www.yahoo.com/politics/the-mystery-moneymen-behind-ted-cruzs-super-pacs-116037797361.html

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A Texas billionaire who moved his residence to Puerto Rico after its island government carved out a lucrative new tax haven for wealthy U.S. investors is a prime fundraiser for a network of super-PACs backing Texas Sen. Ted Cruz for president, according to sources close to Cruz’s campaign.

Toby Neugebauer, the co-founder of Quantum Energy Partners, a Houston-based private equity firm, and the son of a Texas congressman, is playing a key role as donor and fundraiser for an unusual super-PAC arrangement that grabbed attention in political circles this week for raking in $31 million within a few days of being formed — an unprecedented haul for a new presidential candidate, the sources said.


here is the deal with PR giving no capital gains tax.

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So far, little is known about who is behind the super-PACs, and Voelter declined to discuss the identities of any donors, noting that the committees are not required to make any disclosures until mid-July.

But sources familiar with the arrangement identified two key players, both with close ties to Cruz. One is David Panton, an Atlanta-based private equity manager who was Cruz’s college roommate at Princeton, his classmate at Harvard Law School and later his business partner in a Caribbean holding company registered in the British Virgin Islands and operating out of Kingston, Jamaica.

The equity firm, called Caribbean Equity Partners, received scrutiny two years ago when Time reported that Cruz had initially failed to report his ties to the company on his financial disclosure form while running for the Senate in 2012.

Cruz, who had served as a director of the company when it was formed in 2002 and invested $6,000, called that an “inadvertent” omission and later twice amended his financial disclosure forms to report that he still holds a promissory note from Panton’s firm he valued at $100,000 to $250,000. (Cruz’s most recent financial disclosure, filed in 2013, values the promissory note from Panton’s company at $75,000 “plus reasonable rates of interest.” A Cruz spokesman did not respond to questions from Yahoo News on whether the senator had in recent years received payments from the Panton firm that reduced the value of the promissory note.)

According to sources close to Cruz’s campaign, Panton is effectively running the super-PACs. He has shown up at initial fundraisers hosted by Cruz in order to tap wealthy donors who “max out” giving to the Texas senator’s official presidential campaign committee, one source said. (Under federal campaign laws, donors are permitted to give a maximum of $2,700 to campaign committees but can give unlimited amounts to theoretically “independent” super-PACs.)

Panton did not respond to a request for comment. But in an interview with the Jamaica Business Observer this week, he described himself as “an active supporter” of Cruz’s super-PACs.

“I speak with and see Ted frequently as a close friend, but deliberately do not discuss his campaign strategy,” Panton told the paper, saying that because of his super-PAC role, “I am not able” to have such talks.

Neugebauer, the son of Texas GOP Rep. Randy Neugebauer, is playing a more behind-the-scenes role, focusing on raking in funds from high-value donors in Texas energy circles. Last September, Neugebauer made available his East Texas ranch — complete with a nine-hole golf course and shooting ranges — for a Cruz gathering with top Texas donors, an event that was seen at the time as a strong sign of the senator’s plans to run for president.

In recent conversations with potential donors, Cruz has described Neugebauer (who had been a major contributor to former Texas Gov. Rick Perry, another potential 2016 candidate) as a key moneyman in the super-PACs, the sources said.

But Neugebauer’s role has also gotten attention in Texas political circles in part because of a report last year by Bloomberg that he was among 200 “traders, private equity moguls and entrepreneurs” who had moved their residences to Puerto Rico following enactment of a new law that wiped out all federal capital-gains taxes for island residents. (Under the law, Puerto Rico requires that residents spend at least 183 days a year on the island.)

Neugebauer, who transferred his residence to Puerto Rico in March 2013, was quoted in the article as citing the chance for his sons to learn Spanish and better investment opportunities as his reasons for moving to the island.

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PostPosted: Tue Apr 21, 2015 8:26 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

seems there are even more deep pockets coming out of the woodworks for the right wing...

http://news.yahoo.com/did-koch-brothers-just-reveal-support-2016-181250225.html
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Of course, the Kochs aren't the only billionaire GOP donors being courted - others include conservative casino mogul Sheldon Adelson, Berkshire Hathaway partner Charles Munger, shipping supply magnate Richard Uihlein and hedge-fund billionaire Kenneth Griffin - but they may be the biggest/but they may offer the most lucrative prize.


http://www.politico.com/story/2015/04/marco-rubio-2016-campaign-norman-braman-117134.html
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Enter Norman Braman, an 82-year-old self-made billionaire with a fondness for Rubio and an equally intense distaste for Bush.
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The Miami businessman, Braman’s friends say, is considering spending anywhere from $10 million to $25 million — and possibly even more — on Rubio’s behalf, a cash stake that could potentially alter the course of the Republican race by enabling the Florida senator to wage a protracted fight for the nomination.

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PostPosted: Sun Oct 18, 2015 10:22 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

should a person whos parents were not american citizens be able to be president? Isn't that what Trump was saying about one or so of the right wingers?.
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PostPosted: Sat Jan 30, 2016 1:03 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

caught red handed with his lying Christian values ....


http://www.dailykos.com/story/2016/01/24/1474552/-Cruz-Campaign-Admits-His-Story-About-Having-No-Health-Insurance-Was-Baloney?detail=email

Cruz Campaign Admits His Story About Having No Health Insurance Was Baloney

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PostPosted: Sat Jan 30, 2016 1:19 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

http://www.dailykos.com/stories/2016/1/25/1474836/-Donald-Trump-to-Ted-Cruz-Prove-you-re-not-Canadian-or-get-out-of-the-race?detail=email

Donald Trump to Ted Cruz: Prove you're not Canadian or get out of the race


Donald Trump is back at the Twitter machine, lashing out again at his closest competitor, Ted Cruz.
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"It's time for Ted Cruz to either settle his problem with the FACT that he was born in Canada and was a citizen of Canada, or get out of race," Trump tweeted Monday morning, on the heels of Fox News polls released over the weekend that showed him with double-digit leads over Cruz in both Iowa and New Hampshire.

He's continuing to harp on it, probably, because the polls have shown that it works:

Donald Trump knows what he's doing when he repeatedly brings up this issue—36% of Cruz voters aren't aware yet that he wasn't born in the United States, and 24% of Cruz voters say someone born outside the country shouldn't be allowed to be President. So this issue has the potential to be a difference maker with the race persistently so close in Iowa.

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