The GOP is taking a chance that they will do the same thing they did in the late 90’s….fixate on something that the public really cares little about……and in turn they lose seats in congress……
One question…..has anyone asked the families of the dead what they want?
Three Reasons Why Reviving ‘Benghazi’ Is Stupid — For the GOP | Robert Creamer.
Okay, I guess I will lower myself bit and jump on the bandwagon.
After all that is what America government is all about……..wasting time and money and chasing BS instead of finding solutions to our many problems.
I agree Benghazi is not a phony……but they are asking the wrong questions. This whole witch hunt is NOT about truth it is all about finding something that can be used to embarrass Clinton or Obama or both……it is a fund raising ploy……….PERIOD!
GOP Army Col. Blasts Party for Focus on Benghazi over Cheney’s ‘War Crimes’ | Mediaite.
The closer we get to an election the more loud the rhetoric on welfare gets…..we will hear all about the so-called ‘free rides’…..but individuals are NOT the only ones that get that ‘free ride’…..very little will be said about another form of welfare….that of corporate welfare….and believe me there is more money wasted there than on some poor person needing help……
Want to know more? Read on McDuff!
The shocking numbers behind corporate welfare | Al Jazeera America.
Why don’t we talk economics and politics in the same breath?
What’s that sound? Is that everyone’s butt slamming shut?
I know economics is about as exciting as watching paint dry…..but unfortunately it is everywhere…there is NO way to avoid it.
Next month there will be a huge deal in the media about the debt ceiling…..the questions will be asked if the GOP will play the usual game? Will the economy be held hostage to ideology? That will be the common thread in the media and we know what that means…….politico after politico will dash out to the nearest camera and have their say…a say that will have been scripted during the meetings being held the last week of January.
Will an act of sabotage be perpetrated? Economic sabotage that is……..
But who will be the point people? My guess is that Cruz and Paul will be the most vocal in the beginning…..and then a bunch from the House will chime in….people like Lee, Stockman and some of those retiring soon……the rhetoric will be that it is the prez that is at fault….of course it will…he is ALWAYS at fault……there will be a concerted effort along these lines as to put the idea into the heads of the people that it is somehow the Dems fault for the failure……and as I look at the building storm…it could be effective….remember there is an election this year and any help that can be gleamed out of the debt ceiling debate will be lagnappe…..(something extra for those that do not speak Cajun)……..
All in all, the debt ceiling will be messy and chaotic……can hardly wait!
It is Saturday and the weekend and as usual I will post on anything but the BS of the past week……a little R&R for the mind, if you will……
This is for all you gamers out there…..you know who you are…..you steal cars, rape hookers, defend the human race from conquest and fight endless wars…..but all of which is detached from reality….but if you think you are capable of doing something historic and constructive then I have a game for you……
Play the Iranian revolution
“Navigate the gritty world of a Revolution! Survive the streets and be aware of who you can trust in a city under siege,” goes the description of a video game portraying the Iranian revolution of 1979.
Its founder Navid Khonsari is a well-known game creator, residing in the US. His aim is to tell stories about his country of birth and in the process educate its players. When Khonsari was 10 years old his grandfather took him to the streets of Tehran so he could witness the beginning of his country’s historic moment. Khonsari has described the revolution, “a defining story for me.” Shortly after, in 1980, his family moved to Canada.
“The story is based on many historic truths which I think, if brought to light, will make people of all political backgrounds kind of take a step back and try to understand what took place,” Khonsari told Polygon in 2012.
The game will put you in the shoes of young photojournalist Reza in Tehran during the chaotic days of the revolution. Your character becomes a key actor in the ground movement overthrowing the monarchy but is soon betrayed by the new regime.
So why not try to change the face of history? Lead the revolution and make a difference in the world. Let us all see if you are as talented as you think you are……my guess is……NOT!
Well we could talk about the deal, tentative deal, that has been seemingly agreed to between the world and Iran on the nuke thingy……but I did that yesterday and redundancy has not been my thing lately….nope today’s nuke post is about the Dems going “nuclear” on the Senate filibuster rule, the 60 vote super majority…….is this worthy of labeling it a success?
(Newser) – Today’s vote in the Senate to curb the use of the filibuster has turned what was shaping up to be an “inconsequential” Congress into exactly the opposite, writes Ezra Klein at the Washington Post. “Indeed, this might prove to be one of the most significant congresses in modern times,” he argues. “Today, the political system changed its rules to work more smoothly in an age of sharply polarized parties.” If our political system is to avoid “complete dysfunction,” we’ll need more changes like it. Speaking of polarized parties, the move is generally getting rave reviews on the left and slams on the right:
- Boo: “If Republicans went nuclear first in order to ‘ram through right-wing judges,’ how would breaking the rules have played in the media?” tweeted Matt Lewis.
- Blame Mitch: “Any claim that the Senate’s current minority is simply following past practices is not credible,” writes Ian Millhiser at ThinkProgress. “The filibuster existed before the Age of McConnell, but McConnell made them commonplace.” (He’s got a chart to make the point.)
- Risky precedent: Democrats allowed the filibuster to remain in effect for legislation and Supreme Court nominees, notes Allahpundit at Hot Air. “The possibility of a Republican president and a Republican Senate pushing through pro-life justices is too horrifying to the left for them to risk changing the rules on SCOTUS appointments too.” Of course, now that the precedent of weakening the filibuster has been set, that might change, too.
- Good move: “There is ample precedent for this kind of change, though it should be used judiciously,” write the editors at the New York Times. “Today’s vote was an appropriate use of that power, and it was necessary to turn the Senate back into a functioning legislative body.”
And now the Dems are celebrating quietly….HA…I lied….they are walking around like the cat that ate the mouse…..so the question now is….is this a good thing?
Best answer is yes and no…..a bit of a cop out I know but we have to look at bother sides of this thing…….it is good for Obama and his nominating process…..but keep in mind that eventually the GOP will return to prominence in the Senate and this will come back to bite the Dems in the ass……but for now they, the Dems, can strut around like they have accomplished something…..but personally, I think it will be more harmful than good…..but we shall see…..right?
I am positive that some of my readers will have an opinion….voice it!
Day 7—-The Yawn Fest continues…this is not new…..this type of cowardly democracy (?) has been going on for years……a timeline to help you remember…
Shutdownpocalypse: A Timeline Of Budget Fights In The Tea Party Congress.
I know that I do not agree with many of my conserv friends but we have to admit that we have had a crappy three years, at least when it comes to doing actual governing……and now we have the threat of the government being shut down, which by the way if it does Congress still gets paid while so many other government employees are sent home…..why is that?
The Complete Guide To The GOP’s Three-Year Campaign To Shut Down The Government | ThinkProgress.
The Congress is on their August break, not be confused with their July break, and the GOP will hold townhalls…..and this is their ga,e plan…..so PLEASE get this out to any activists you know…..it can help the truth to come out!
We must fight cowards at ever turn….Please help!
Fighting Washington for All Americans.
I tried to let this stuff go….but I cannot…there is so much crap about this situation that it is drawing flies…….
Some things are growing more quiet now……we have had a couple weeks of an IRS scandal……..the AP scandal…….a massive killer tornado in Texas….and thanx to those situations the yelling about Benghazi has become more subdues….either the BS talking points are drying up or the Right is getting over their fascination with the attack on the consulate…..(please notice that it was a consulate and not an embassy….they are not the same thing)……….
Let see…the emails have been released and the only time they were inappropriate is when they were doctored…….emails have surfaced where the ambassador refused extra security on two occasions……..so if there is to be a culprit to all this faux drama….who shall it be?
I know! I know!
(Newser) – So far, most of the public anger about the Benghazi scandal has focused on the State Department. But the Washington Post has an in-depth piece today suggesting that the real blame for the infamous talking points may lie with everyone’s favorite philandering ex-spy chief, David Petraeus. “It was from his initial input that all else flowed,” the paper argues. Here’s how the Post says things went down:
- It all began when the House intelligence committee asked Petraeus for some minimal guidelines to ensure members didn’t reveal anything classified while talking to the press.
- Instead, Petraeus produced a much broader document that included the classified information that Ansar al-Sharia was suspected in the attack and mentioned that the CIA had sent “numerous” warnings. It also said the attack was “spontaneously inspired.”
- The draft generated some blowback even within the CIA. The CIA’s general counsel noted that it conflicted “with express instructions” from the FBI, National Security Council, and Justice Department, who didn’t want to name any suspected perpetrators.
- Petraeus circulated them anyway. The State Department complained, as did the NSC, mostly objecting to naming Ansar and mentioning the CIA warnings. The White House was basically the only entity with no objections.
- The talking points were paired down to three bullets. Petraeus was not a fan, but not because he objected to the spontaneously inspired bit. “No mention of the cable to Cairo, either?” he complained. “Frankly, I’d just as soon not use this then.” But he said it was the NSC’s call.
I suspect that if there is any comment from the Right it will something as lame as WaPo is a liberal point of view……as opposed the facts doled out by FUX or Drudge, right? Plus I want to see if there is any other right group that will talk about the real culprits in this whole affair or just keep fanning the flames of stupid!