Thursday, June 27, 2013
Wednesday, June 26, 2013
And multiple fishing expeditions where he was trying to cook up another faux-Watergate to make Obama a 1 term president or maybe a 1 1/4 - 1/12 term president.
Issa had the IRS scandal dropped in his lap, and even though early interviews showed that the IRS was investigating political groups right and left, Issa kept that secret declaring that the transcripts couldn't be released because they contained secrets that couldn't be exposed to the public.
Finally the ranking Democrat took the transcripts and had them cleaned (secrets removed) and released and they showed that both right and left groups were targeted because politics are not a charity or a social welfare so the groups had to be seen to be doing social welfare a majority of their time to be approved for the 501(c)4 designation which allowed their donors to both get a tax break on their donations and to remain anonymous. 501(c)3 allows the tax exemption, but does not allow anonymity, something important to the Koch brothers and other right wing donors who support the Tea Party heavily. In fact some liberal groups were not approved and all the Tea Party groups eventually were.
And Darrell Issa has again been shown to be a liar (along with one of the richest people in the House of Representatives who made $30 million last year). Hmm, I wonder how he did that on a Congressman's salary.
I know I had a post on Darrell Issa and the IRS scandal earlier, but now it's resolved and the Congressional transcripts have been released and proven to have no there there, and Martin Bashir has the ability to wrap it up wonderfully, that I had to go looking for his video (his are hard to find being a newby, and a Brit and therefore maybe a little less in the eyes of a channel exploring using more women, etc.)
A shorter URL for this is: http://bit.ly/12lWyS5
Tuesday, June 18, 2013
Republicans in House Vote to Cut Food Stamps to Poor People, But Spend Nearly a Million Dollars a Year on Each Guantanamo Prisoner
Posted by CA_Lady at 10:36 PM
Friday, June 14, 2013
Shorter URL: http://bit.ly/10jvrIL
Posted by CA_Lady at 6:22 PM
Wednesday, June 12, 2013
Video: Martin Bashir Senate Chairman Carl Levin Shoots Down Independent Review of Military Sexual Assault Claims
Shorter URL: http://bit.ly/13EpB1n
Tuesday, June 11, 2013
Thank The NRA That Mentally Unstable, Homicidal Folks Can Get the Weapons They Need To Commit Mass Murder When They Want
I deeply apologize for the mistaken spelling in the title previously. Spell check everywhere, but in titles where the mistakes are going to be GLARING. #majorfail
Posted by CA_Lady at 9:09 PM
Thursday, June 6, 2013
A commercial that lasts about 30 seconds plays first. That comes with the video as a money making insert for MSNBC. I noticed that today they played one even for FOX News, Lovely, /sarcasm! I have no control over whether or which ads appear. Sorry. Close your eyes and think of wind chimes and back runbs or baseball and hockey if you want. It should be over soon,
If I worked the clip and share system correctly this video starts where Rachel starts explaining Eric Cantor's new phony "You be the Cosponsor" program which is basically about getting your email address so they can send you propaganda spam and requests for money. Being able to pass "information" privately is a real score, even with Mainstream news now controlled mostly by billionaires, being able to just straight out lie to you is a boost. It's how Rush Limbaugh and their other wacko news show hosts, not to mention many southern church leaders have been able to fool a substantial number of Americans. Now Cantor and his Republican partners would like to Not only send you lies directly, but also sell your email and other info to hundreds of other groups. (I've actually had that happen. It's bad enough having to close or basically abandon an email address, but often, especially with G mail you've got a good part of your legal name involved with the address.) Now they can guess who you are, and I imagine its even possible to figure out your location, but that's okay, because you probably have to give them your address and name to play their scammy "cosponsor" game. I think after the part about Cantor's gambit then Rachel explains, as I have been trying to tell my friends, how the second term of Barack Obama is looking like the second term of Clinton where phony scandal after phony scandal was parlayed into stealing an election and many people not really caring because they'd been assured by mainstream media and the left that both Al Gore and George W. Bush were the same.
Even after Bush and his warmongers invaded Iraq, we were told by some very liberal people that Gore would have done the same given the information that was being handed out. But the most damning information was found to be cooked up specifically by departments of the Bush administration, so hey that stupid argument falls apart upon really looking at it.
Reasons we needed to invade Iraq had all the validity that exposing a CIA employee's identity to discredit her, and the Gore administration would not have played that game, unless maybe the GOP was able to impeach him over a public lie about sex and therefore ever after hold the fact that the Senate didn't remove him over his head so that he played the Republican's game pretty heavily afterwards.
The full video is 18 minutes long, but I've cut some good parts out, including cute penguins in dashikis (If I've spelled that correctly). So click here if you want to see them and her really fun spiel about crazy FOX News and feat. Penguins in Dashikis.
Wednesday, June 5, 2013
I don't mean to imply, nor do I think Stewart does that going to war for oil was, or is, a good thing, but this is a low blow to those who did.
BTW, ExxonMobil ConocoPhillips and other American oil companies did get millions for rebuilding Iraq's oil systems and then rebuilding them again after attacks on the system, plus I remember news that they have been partnering with Iraqi companies and multinationals in building new oil infrastructure, so the US Oil Industry did fine, making millions, possibly billions from the war, rebuilding, or grabbing some of those natural resources, as did KBR which had ties to the warmonger whose hand worked the GW Bush puppet, Dick Cheney.
I think another message though, is that Iraq favoring business with a nation that didn't kill a million innocent people, and destroying families and lives in their land shouldn't be that much of a surprise. And is a warning for the future. As bad as war is, some might favor it for "the economy". Well, if the Great Recession didn't teach them, then maybe this shock to the system will.
If you go to war for resources creating massive carnage and destruction, then if you do what you promised and hand it over to those people whose lives you destroyed (even the ones you overturned a political system to favor) To quote Willy Wonka "You Lose! You Get Nothing! Good Day, Sir!
Posted by CA_Lady at 1:05 PM