If we are willing to work for it, and fight for it, and believe in it, then I am absolutely certain that generations from now, we will be able to look back and tell our children that this was the moment when we began to provide care for the sick and good jobs to the jobless; this was the moment when the rise of the oceans began to slow and our planet began to heal; this was the moment when we ended a war and secured our nation and restored our image as the last, best hope on Earth. This was the moment – this was the time – when we came together to remake this great nation so that it may always reflect our very best selves, and our highest ideals.
Obama spoke about his grandmother, Madelyn Lee Payne Dunham, during the debate. She died on Nov. 2, 2008, right before he was elected.
KitchenAid’s Cynthia Soledad sent an email to several media sites that read, in part:
“During the debate tonight, a member of our Twitter team mistakenly posted an offensive tweet from the KitchenAid handle instead of a personal handle. The tasteless joke in no way represents our values at KitchenAid, and that person won’t be tweeting for us anymore…”
MISTAKENLY posted an offensive tweet? Because in other situations dead grandmas are sometimes funny? Is that supposed to resemble an apology or a description of Kitchenaid’s tactics? And — wow — that person doesn’t get to tweet anymore. Fuck Kitchenaid and Romney’s buddy who owns it.
I doubt it. Unless you believe that gun control laws caused the Holocaust and shooting tomatoes with a rifle is the best way to demonstrate your patriotism and your ability to represent Ohio in Congress. Watch:
The New York Observer spoke to Mr. Wurzelbacher’s campaign spokesman, Phil Christofanelli, who said “there’s nothing offensive” about this video and suggested gun control may have also helped cause slavery in the United States.
“People are going to say to me, ‘Why are we going to need to do anything on this now. It has been dealt with. We can wait until after the election,’ and it is going to be hard to argue against that.” — Marco Rubio on President Obama’s announcement about not deporting young immigrants.
Amanda Peterson Beadle writes: Republicans can claim that President Obama went around Congress to give protection to undocumented students, but it was the failure of congressional Republicans that forced him to act.
“Norquist told CNN’s Carol Costello that Republicans were willing to “compromise” with Democrats as long as additional tax revenues were off the table. At least 279 Republican members of the current Congress have signed Norquist’s pledge to never raise taxes.” — Norquist: GOP won’t be ‘fooled’ into raising taxes
“Putting aside whether the supercommittee failure matters at all, it’s plainly true that one side was willing to concede far more than the other to make a deal possible. And anyone who pretends otherwise is just part of the problem.” — shorter Greg Sargent
Here’s why the supercommittee is failing, in one sentence: Democrats wanted the rich to pay more in taxes towards deficit reduction, and Republicans wanted the rich to pay less in taxes towards deficit reduction.
Any news outlet that doesn’t convey this basic fact to readers and viewers with total clarity is obscuring, rather than illuminating, what actually happened here.
[...] And so: Any news outlet that doesn’t leave readers and viewers with an absolutely clear sense that the primary sticking point was over whether the rich should see their contribution to deficit reduction increase or decrease is letting down its customers.
J.C. Penney is now selling a T-shirt for girls aged 7 to 16 that says, unabashedly, across its front: “I’m too pretty to do homework so my brother has to do it for me.” The retailer agreed to pull the shirt today, but it’s hard to imagine why it was created and sold in the first place.
This is what happens when the media makes little girls feel they need to wear makeup at 8, wear brand name clothing, or look up to people such as Kim Kardashian.
Yesterday’s lies are today’s lies. A decade of FAIL, brought to you by George W. Bush, Dick Cheney and the GOP. From Pat Garofalo | Think Progress — read the whole thing, but here are some highlights on this 10-year anniversary of fail:
10 years ago tomorrow, the first of the Bush tax cuts was enacted. That 2001 tax cut was followed up by a second tax cut in 2003, passed after Vice-President Dick Cheney reportedly asserted that “deficits don’t matter.” The tax cuts were sold as necessary economic stimulus that would boost job creation and a moribund economy. “Tax relief will create new jobs, tax relief will generate new wealth, and tax relief will open new opportunities,” Bush said on April 16, 2001 as he was pushing for the passage of the first tax cut. Two years later he said, “These tax reductions will bring real and immediate benefits to middle-income Americans… …
Following the Bush tax cuts, “Overall monthly job growth was the worst of any cycle since at least February 1945, and household income growth was negative for the first cycle since tracking began in 1967.”
“The economy boasted 132 million jobs in June of 2001, the month that the first of the Bush tax cuts was signed into law. Three years later, in June of 2004, there were just 131.4 million jobs.
During a 2001 address to Congress, Bush said, “At the end of those 10 years [in the 2001 budget], we will have paid down all the debt that is available to retire. That is more debt repaid more quickly than has ever been repaid by any nation at any time in history.”
However, thanks in large part to the Bush tax cuts, the debt ballooned under Bush, with debt held by the public increasing from $3.5 trillion to nearly $6 trillion and gross federal debt going from $5.6 trillion to nearly $10 trillion.
This isn’t the first time Camping has done this. You know who’s really going to be upset about this now: the current Harold Camping / Family Radio followers, many of whom, Camping’s executive producer says, have “given up their jobs, sold their homes, [and] maxed out their credit cards.“ That’s astonishing to me. It’s like the magical thinking of a small child. Plus Camping probably spent over $100 million in his May 21 / Rapture advertising campaign — all funded by donations. I don’t even want to think about what people are going to be like right before 12/21/12.
On a side note: I wonder how many Bumpits™ the half-term governor is wearing. Also it’s humorous that the Bumpits company thinks it needs to state the following warning to its customers: Bumpits are not edible. What a shame — they do look delicious.
The Republican budget proposal to sharply cut federal spending would cost 700,000 jobs through 2012. – a new report obtained Monday by the Washington Post by Moody’s Analytics chief economist Mark Zandi
Of course, if their plan is to make matters worse and make Obama look terrible for the next two years so that maybe a Republican will win in 2012, then they probably consider their cuts and any resulting job losses a ‘success.’