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THIS PISSES ME OFF!!!, all he does is TALK TALK TALK, and no action! Yes,  he has given people that work for the fed extra benefits, but guess what Obama, not many of us work for the fed!

And to all those people that say “He’ll get around to gay rights once the economy and health care reform is fixed”, here’s a news flash!!!  Gay rights will always be at the bottom of Obama’s “things to do” list because the only time he cares about us is when he wants something FROM US, like your hard earned MONEY.

President Barack Obama will focus “at the right time” on how to overturn the “don’t ask, don’t tell” ban on gays serving openly in the military, his national security adviser said Sunday.

“I don’t think it’s going to be — it’s not years, but I think it will be teed up appropriately,” James Jones said.

The Democratic-led Congress is considering repealing the 1993 law. Action isn’t expected on the issue until early next year.

Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, D-Nev., recently wrote Obama and Defense Secretary Robert Gates asked to share their views and recommendations on the contentious policy. In Sept. 24 letters, Reid also asked for a review of the cases of two U.S. officers who were discharged from the military because of their sexuality.

“At a time when we are fighting two wars, I do not believe we can afford to discharge any qualified individual who is willing to serve our country,” Reid wrote.

Jones said Obama “has an awful lot on his desk. I know this is an issue that he intends to take on at the appropriate time. And he has already signaled that to the Defense Department. The Defense Department is doing the things it has to do to prepare, but at the right time, I’m sure the president will take it on.”

As a candidate, Obama signaled support for repealing the law. To the disappointment of gay-rights supporters, he has yet to made a move since taking office in January. The White House has said it will not stop the military from dismissing gays and lesbians who acknowledge their sexuality.

Last year, 634 members of the military were discharged for being gay, or .045 percent of the active-duty U.S. force, according to an Aug. 14 congressional report.

The largest number of gays who were ousted under the “don’t ask, don’t tell” policy came in 2001, when 1,227 were discharged, or .089 of the force.

The House is considering legislation to repeal “don’t ask, don’t tell” and allow people who have been discharged under the policy to rejoin the military.

Jones appeared on CNN’s “State of the Union.”

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Gay.com 03-20-09

Wrestler won’t apologize for gay porn photos. And why should he? Last year, All-American wrestler Paul Donahoe (University of Nebraska) was booted from the University’s team after the University learned that Donahoe and a teammate posed nude for a gay website. Paul had been on his own as a young man since high school, and did the shoot for the $4K that he earned. He says he is straight (no reason to doubt him and it’s really quite irrelevant), and that he didn’t tell anyone about the shoot because he didn’t want the attention – just needed the money. Well, the University found out and took away his scholarship and booted him off the team. Paul sat out a semester, until getting a chance to transfer to Edinboro University in PA, where he is doing fantastically well. Paul refuses to ask for forgiveness or apologize for anything he did. And why in the hell should he? The NCAA claimed – and the University claimed – he broke rules of benefiting commercially from his image as a wrestler. So, he gave the money to a charity. And that should have been the end of it. There was zero reason to kick him off the team, and therefore zero reason for him to apologize. I am not alone in assuming that his ”real crime” here was being on a gay site instead of a straight site. That, I am sure, is what the University wanted him to apologize for. And good for him that he refuses to. As he says, he’s not gay, but he couldn’t care a less about it if he was, if someone else, whatever. He says he hears ignorant chants in the matches from opposing fans, and uses them to just motivate him to kick his opponents’ asses. Which he does all the time: he’s now ranked number one in the nation in his weight class. I hope he gets to take on someone from the University of Nebraska at nationals this year. And I hope he puts their head through the floor.

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Who loves a liar? Television viewers, that’s who! Why should we want the truth when we can hear what we want to hear? McCain’s numbers were up when he was lying to us. Now that the lies have been debunked, his numbers are down. Maybe it’s because we’re mad at him for lying or maybe it’s because he wasn’t good enough at the game to make us believe the lies were the truth – after all, they are much more entertaining, aren’t they?

I’ve been appalled by Fox News in the past, but now it’s really getting ridiculous. I am amazed at how some people believe the blatant lies Fox News allows on air. A split decision in Pennsylvania? Ok, maybe Fox doesn’t lie…maybe they just see invisible leprechauns raising their hands. Who knows.

Gotta love the old lady in the background who ripped her husband’s hand down after the first question.

Unfortunately, visuals like this chart have ceased to surprise me.

As Scott McClellan has claimed, the Bush Administration has been feeding Fox its talking points. Considering Bush’s self-increase in executive power and his love of trying to control everything from habeus corpus (or lack thereof) to the 3-page bailout proposal vote, I’d tend to believe Mr. McClellan. Thankfully, people stop listening to the lunatic as his time in office winds down.

But people listen to Fox News. Who, after Scott’s claim, published an article stating the White House considered McClellan a disgruntled former employee. Wow! What a great way to prove that you are not in the pocket of George W. Spread the failed deflection to the drones who continue to believe the lies.

Then, of course, there is the debate ass-covering. Just in case Palin screws the pooch tonight, the excuse is ready to go! Gwen Ifill wrote a book called “The Breakthrough: Politics and Race in the Age of Obama”. Fox News has latched onto this in the past 48 hours as though this were new information.

Greta Van Sustern said this:
“I confirmed for us here on GretaWire: the McCain campaign did NOT know about Gwen Ifill’s book (I think I told them when I made my efforts — emails about midnight — to find out!) I am stunned … the campaign (actually both) should have been told before the campaign agreed to have her moderate. It simply is not fair — in law, this would create a mistrial [emphasis in original].”

What’s interesting is that The Associated Press reported the book as early as July 21st. This was before both campaigns agreed on August 21st that Ifill would be the VP debate moderator. Even The Washington Post also reported on the book on September 4th.

It’s interesting that I, as a lay person with a small amount of resources can find this information, but Ms. Sustern and the McCain campaign (whose resources outnumber even Ms. Ifill’s, I’m sure) did not even google Ifill’s name before midnight yesterday to do their own research or confirm the accuracy of their verbal diarrhea. Stunning.

Good ol’ Fox News. We can always count on them to shield us from unnecessary truths.

We all remember this gem:

And the tendency for Fox to latch onto rumors instead of researching facts for themselves leans toward the edge of ridiculousness

Then our good friend Bill O’Reilly, who enjoys the sound of his own voice more than anyone I’ve seen, has his own host of lying videos online. Here’s the shortest one I could find:

Even a 6 year old can imitate such a moron

Thankfully, not all Republicans are sheep or drinking the money kool-aid that the Bush administration has been virtually bribing them with over the past 8 years. These angry people (mostly Ron Paul supporters – gotta love them!) tell Sean Hannity exactly what they think:

It’s too bad Rupert Murdoch takes the easy way out. After all, it’s much less work to just make shit up or read off talking points from statements given to you by the one man you’ve promised to blow as long as he promotes you and keeps your rich ass on top. It’s really nothing more than the National Inquirer for television. And they might even be better. At least the Inquirer doesn’t pretend they aren’t full of shit. Fair and Balanced my ass.

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This is just plain fucking scary! If our country wasn’t fucked before…it certainly is now!

WASHINGTON —  Negotiations on a $700 billion bailout of Wall Street descended into partisan bickering on Monday after a failed House vote sent stocks spiraling down more than 700 points in intraday trading.

The House quickly divided into hostile camps on what had intended to be a bipartisan bill, with both sides saying the other had not held up its end of the bargain. Indeed 40 percent of Democrats and two-thirds of Republicans opposed the legislation in the 205-228 vote against the bill.

Republicans were quick to blame House Speaker Nancy Pelosi for the bill’s failure, saying a pre-vote speech in which she criticized the Bush administration’s handling of the economy had turned Republican votes against the bailout.

“This is not a partisan crisis, this is an economic crisis,” said Deputy Minority Whip Rep. Eric Cantor, who said that 94 Democrats also refused to go along with the bill. He described the vote as the result of “Speaker Pelosi’s failure to listen and failure to lead.”

House Republican Conference Chairman, Rep. Adam Putnam of Florida, said “he was disappointed that the process that yielded a bipartisan approach took a very marked, partisan tone at the end of the debate.”

But House Financial Services Committee Chairman Barney Frank, D-Mass., took umbrage with that claim.

“Because somebody hurt their feelings they decide to punish the country. … I mean, that’s hardly plausible<” said Frank. noting that the number of Republicans insulted was the same needed to pass the legislation. “I’ll make an offer. Give me those 12 people’s names and I will go talk uncharacteristically nicely to them.”

Sen. Lindsey Graham, R-S.C., told FOX News that Democrats knew how tenuous the bill was they shouldn’t have played with fire.

“Congressman Frank is funny and clever but there’s nothing clever about this. Why would you poison the well right before the vote is about to take place?” he asked.

In her speech, Pelosi asked lawmakers to swallow hard and support the legislation. But she also piled on the administration.

“When was the last time someone asked you for $700 billion?” Pelosi asked in a floor speech shortly before the vote. “It is a number that is staggering, but tells us only the costs of the Bush administration’s failed economic policies — policies built on budgetary recklessness, on an anything goes mentality, with no regulation, no supervision and no discipline in the system.”

Without commenting on her criticism or the GOP response, Pelosi said that Republicans have not received the message from the White House that bipartisanship was needed.

“We delivered on our side of the bargain,” Pelosi said, congratulating Democratic leaders for getting 60 percent of the caucus to support the White House bill. “We extend a hand of cooperation to the White House, to the Republicans so we can get this issue resolved”

At the White House, President Bush was resuming talks with his economic team, including Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke and Treasury Secretary Hank Paulson, to determine the next steps. In a meeting with Ukrainian President Viktor Yushenko, Bush urged both sides to get back to the drawing board.

“I was disappointed in the vote of the United State Congress on the economic rescue plan. We put forth a plan that was big because we got a big problem. I’m going to be talking to my economic advisers after my meeting here with the president. and we’ll work with members of Congress on the way forward. Our strategy is to continue to address this economic situation head on, and we’ll be working on developing a strategy that will enable us to move forward,” he said.

With the start of Rosh Hashanah at sundown on Monday, lawmakers had decided to stay in session to look for a solution, though Frank, Cantor and other Jewish lawmakers were unlikely to be involved in the negotiations.

House Majority Leader Steny Hoyer said Democrats will take a look at what to do next.

“We did our part,” said Hoyer of Maryland. “As I said on the floor, this is a bipartisan responsibility and we think (Democrats) met our responsibility.”

Asked whether majority Democrats would try to reverse the stunning defeat, Hoyer said, “We’re certainly not going to abandon our responsibility. We’ll continue to focus on this and see what actions we can take.”

The bailout bill had aimed to open up clogged credit lines for financial markets that had come to a near collapse. Sellers continued to shed stocks as the market teetered down more than 730 points after the vote ended.

The legislation had been a tough swallow for many lawmakers, who saw government coming to the rescue of an out-of-control financial market that had played fast and loose with housing loans.

Representatives worked throughout the weekend to make a bill palatable. Republicans had insisted on a mortgage securities insurance paid by firms who had invested in bad housing loans. That was included in the bill voted on Monday as were provisions to prevent executives from getting massive severence packages, additional congressional oversight, more transparency and accountability and a means to let the taxpayer get back its investment before shareholders.

But many lawmakers continued to oppose the plan for a variety of reasons, including the massive price tag that would expand the national debt, and GOP members said their constituents were calling 10-1 in opposition to the bill, which had been described as too much government intervention.

House leaders held open the vote as they tried to sway reluctant lawmakers to support the plan. Arm-twisting continued even after the vote clock expired. One member, retiring Republican Rep. Jerry Weller, did not vote.

A White House spokesman said administration officials will meet and then contact congressional leaders.

“The crisis we are facing remains,” said White House Deputy Spokesman Tony Fratto, who added, “We’re obviously disappointed.”

Fratto said that he thinks many Americans were mistaken by believing that the bill was a “bailout of Wall Street.” Instead, he said the bill was to prevent a large economic crisis.

“Nobody wants to bail out Wall Street, and we understand Americans might be opposed to bailing out Wall Street … This is not a bailout,” he said. “We hope Americans don’t need to see real evidence of a break down in order to prevent a break down.”

Earlier in the day, Bush argued that jittery U.S. taxpayers will benefit from a number of safeguards that lawmakers wrote into the pending legislation during weekend negotiations on Capitol Hill, including checks and balances on the operation of the program.

Supporters — even Republicans — said they didn’t like the bailout but didn’t want to play with history or risk an economic collapse.

“I’m not willing to put that bullet in the revolver and spin it. I will take the political risk,” said Rep. Spencer Bachus, R-Ala., the ranking member of the House Financial Services Committee.

“We’re all worried about losing our jobs,” said Rep. Paul Ryan, R-Wis., before the vote. “Most of us say, ‘I want this thing to pass, but I want you to vote for it — not me.’

“We’re in this moment, and if we fail to do the right thing, Heaven help us,” he said.

Bush used a four-minute speech at the White House to try to assure Americans that the plan is good for the country.

“I’m confident that this rescue plan along with other measures taken by the Treasury Department and the Federal Reserve will begin to restore strength and stability to America’s financial system and overall economy,” Bush said. “And I’m confident in that in long run, America will overcome these challenges and remain the most dynamic and productive economy in the world.”


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Right now, we’re all looking for solutions. I, personally, would like to see a being in a red cape fly in, calm all of our fears and fix all of our problems. He, of course, would have bulging pectorals, a square, masculine jawline, a deeply soothing voice, and the tightest ass you’ve ever seen. Instead, we’re looking at not-so-super-heroes. Hell, we’ve got a guy who sucks at bowling and a guy who sucks at telling the truth. So, they’re not perfect…I guess we’ll deal.

Sarah Palin had a fantastic idea (seriously). She made Alaska’s checkbook transparent so residents of the state could see where their money was going. She said she would do the same thing in Washington.

Except…it was passed and implemented about two years ago…by Barack Obama. Sometimes, I wonder if the McCain campaign is working for the Obama campaign. They just make it too easy! In McCain’s speech this morning, he scoffed at Nancy Pelosi saying “people don’t know what to do” about the economic status of this country. Well, Mr. McCain may know what to do for himself because his 8 houses aren’t in danger, but Nancy was right about me and the other “little people” around me. What are we supposed to do? We have no idea! Not something I’d expect anyone to scoff at…unless they had tons of money and married a beer heiress or something….oh, oops!

McCain becomes a hero to us for pointing out that Obama profited from Fannie Mae and Freddy Mac’s abuse and scandal. He received the second greatest amount from them of anyone in Congress, right?

Well, not entirely. Employees of Fannie Mae and Freddy Mac contributed $126,349 to his campaign.
Obama’s Contributors:

That is .0324% of what his entire campaign has raised. John McCain received $169,000 from directors, lobbyist, and other top echelon executives for the companies to Obama’s $16,000 from these same people.
McCain’s Contributors:

Wait, wait, wait? Is this a repeat of the Exxon claim? Where McCain’s contributors were Exxon executives and Obama’s were the employees?

Crap, I thought I’d actually found a guy telling me the truth…again, I’ve been dooped.

Then, of course, we all heard that McCain invented the blackberry.
You’d think that if he invented it, he’d at least be able to answer it. Just one of those things you forget when you pass a certain age, I suppose. Like what “straight talk” actually means.

And some more magic – McCain would fire the SEC chairman, Christopher Cox, if he became President.

Besides the fact that the President cannot simply fire him, Mr. Cox has already said he plans to step down when the Bush administration leaves office. Someone should buy Johnny a newspaper. Am I the only one who notices that positions that aren’t stolen from the Obama camp (change or “reform”, Iraq and Afghanistan, even the logo) seem to be those that McCain wouldn’t actually have to follow through on if we were stupid enough to elect him in November? You can promise to fire someone and, Lucky You! They’ve already decided that they were going to quit before you even said that.

And then, of course, there are those who just won’t answer a yes or no question with a “yes” or “no”, no matter how many times they’re pushed. We still don’t have a specific answer of why Sarah Palin is qualified in the foreign policy area. This nice lady gave her the opportunity to give specifics and explain away the critics:

Huh…maybe a simpler question is better. Let’s go to a McCain surrogate, Eric Cantor, in a non-related question of whether he and his party still support President Bush. Simple yes or no, right?

Apparently, not.

So, we’ve got no economy, no answers, no dignity, no expectation of intelligence in the American people, no houses…and it seems, no flying cape.

Man, we’re screwed.

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Money, money, money, moooooonay! Money! MMMMMMMMMoney! We all need it and want it, but right now, most of us just don’t have it. Hell, even the things we do have we’re starting to lose…our jobs, our housing, our sanity!

So, what’s the answer? Well, we could end the war in Iraq and let the Iraqis use their 70 billion dollars of oil profits to clean things up. We could stop giving the biggest tax cuts to the people who can actually afford to pay taxes. How about we only speak about the economy in general terms? There’s no need for specifics, right? It’s just money.

I know! Earmarks! We cut earmark spending! That’s all we need, it’s the magic cure to all of our economic woes.

After all, earmarks account for a whole $18 billion! Wow, that is a LOT of money! There’s the fix, right there!

Wait, what? Our national debt is over $400 billion per year???? Well, what happens to the rest of that debt??? Eh, who cares, it’s not like banks are closing all around us or the dow jones dropped some insane amount or anything. When that happens, we should start to worry about that other $400 billion.
Tax cuts are reasonable, especially if we keep giving the richest people the biggest benefit of these cuts, right? Not according to Alan Greenspan. He says the country can’t afford tax cuts of the magnitude proposed by John McCain — at least not without a corresponding reduction in government spending.

But, but, he is cutting spending…see “earmarks” above. $18 billion cut from $3.3 trillion…let’s see that’s….1%? So, why is a 1% cut in spending getting 75% of the airtime for the McCain campaign? We need some mathematicians around here to throw some logic into the situation.
This little letter highlights that a local news station shows that McCain’s economic plan would give us a national debt that is $1.2 trillion higher than Obama’s plan. Trillion?!?!? I can’t even comprehend how much that is! Billion is a lot, but trillion??? Holy hell! I’m sure that has nothing to do with giving all of the rich people tax cuts, right Johnny?

But, even if that’s the case, we know how honest John McCain has been. Republicans are even going out of their way for Michigan voters to make sure that those who can’t afford their houses and are being foreclosed on don’t have to worry about the hassle of voting. After all, if the government forecloses on houses because residents can’t afford to pay bills due to the economy being in the toilet because the government has screwed the pooch in the past 8 years, it is the homeowner’s fault. And if they don’t have a house, how can they possibly “reside” anywhere? It’s just plain common sense! Someone else craps on your life and you have to pick up the pieces with not even so much as your right to vote.

The economic problems of this country can be solved by cutting $18 billion dollars worth of earmarks? I realize we like to have things dumbed down for us sometimes, but if you put a pile of 18 million pennies next to a pile of 3.3 trillion pennies, even a Kindergartner can tell you they’re not the same. They’re not even close.

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Hmmmmm not for me as I like the cawk, but some rich guy/girl may get a “raise” out of the below!

Silicone Love Doll


What it is: A life-sized sex doll with “three super realistic entries, a skeleton articulated with stainless steel bones and specially designed stainless steel joints. The unique silicone blend will stretch up to 5 times it’s normal state, and all stress areas are reinforced by KEVLAR! That’s the same stuff used to make bulletproof vests for the police and military!” It’s industrial-strength, bullet-proof robo-pussy.

At $5890, this is the most expensive fake pussy you can get. Also comes with a douche bulb for “internal cleansing after use” and a repair kit in case she busts a nail. Oh, also, she comes with a choice of heads.

*Real woman not included.

What it does: Lays there and stares blankly at the ceiling while you fuck her, sort of like your ex-girlfriend.

Who uses it: Filthy rich necrophiliacs or mannequin lovers. For $6,000 you could probably buy a real date….

Other uses: Put her in the passenger seat of your car and you can use the carpool lane on the freeway.

To see the doll…clicky HERE.

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