All new low - even for the GOP.
Read more here http://www.salon.com/2012/07/27/fla_republican_we_suppressed_black_votes/
Senate Republicans blocked consideration of a bill to prevent the doubling of some student loan interest rates, leaving the legislation in limbo less than two months before rates are set to rise.
Does this asshole, a former CEO who probably built his pizza pie kingdom on the shoulders of minimum wage earners, know anything about the distribution of wealth in this country? The answer is likely yes. But he’ll continue to pander, pander pander to his newly-minted rich Republican friends because he thinks he has an actual shot at winning the White House. And Republicans will continue to support him because for the GOP, one African-American in their party is as much diversity as they think they need — and probably all they can take.
A U.S. diplomatic cable released Wednesday by the website WikiLeaks reportedly shows that Senator John McCain promised to help Libyan dictator Muammar Gaddafi obtain U.S. military hardware and become one of the United States’ partners in the war on terror.
The agreement took place on Aug. 14, 2009 and included Senator Joe Lieberman, Senator Lindsey Graham, Senator Susan Collins and Senate Armed Services Committee staffer Richard Fontaine.
According to the cable, McCain opened the meeting by saying that Libya’s relationship with the U.S. was “excellent.” Liebermann added, “We never would have guessed ten years ago that we would be sitting in Tripoli, being welcomed by a son of Muammar al-Qadhafi.”
The cable also says, “Lieberman called Libya an important ally in the war on terrorism, noting that common enemies sometimes make better friends. The Senators recognized Libya’s cooperation on counterterrorism and conveyed that it was in the interest of both countries to make the relationship stronger.”
The deal that was being made included helicopters and non-lethal weaponry meant to ensure the security of Libya. In exchange for this and assisting Libya in rehabilitating its image, Gaddafi promised to send his enriched uranium supplies to Russia for disposal.
But Gaddafi abandoned the agreement last November, leaving a large quantity of uranium in a poorly sealed container on the side of an airport runway for weeks. Apparently, Gaddafi backed out of the deal because of Donald Trump, who “screwed” the Libyan dictator.
As Trump has bragged many times, Gaddafi paid Trump to build a tent on his property in New York before a United Nations summit. Once the media began focusing in on the arrangement, the billionaire sent Gaddafi packing, but kept his money. Gaddafi is quoted in other U.S. diplomatic cables as saying he felt “humiliated” by his treatment, inspiring him to back out of the McCain deal.
At the time of the deal, Sen. McCain wrote on Twitter that he’d shared an “interesting meeting with an interesting man” (Gaddafi). That comment that has haunted McCain since the former dictator began slaughtering his own people.
McCain, later, changed his mind and also come out in favor of arming Libya’s rebels, tweeting: “I think we could do the same thing that we did in the Afghan struggle against the Russians. There are ways to get weapons in without direct U.S. supplying.”
Ah the good old US of A, embracing dictators for corporate interests since time in memoriam.
Oh look, two terrorists, one who openly told his soldiers to rape women in order to silence them, coming together so they can commit more terrorism in the name of “Ending Terrorism”.
Abusive, derogatory and even racist behavior directed at House Democrats by Tea Party protesters on Saturday left several lawmakers in shock.
Preceding the president’s speech to a gathering of House Democrats, thousands of protesters descended around the Capitol to protest the passage of health care reform. The gathering quickly turned into abusive heckling, as members of Congress passing through Longworth House office building were subjected to epithets and even mild physical abuse.
A staffer for Rep. James Clyburn (D-S.C.) told reporters that Rep. Emanuel Cleaver (D-Mo.) had been spat on by a protestor. Rep. John Lewis (D-Ga.), a hero of the civil rights movement, was called a ‘ni—er.’ And Rep. Barney Frank (D-Mass.) was called a “faggot,” as protestors shouted at him with deliberately lisp-y screams. Frank, approached in the halls after the president’s speech, shrugged off the incident.
But Clyburn was downright incredulous, saying he had not witnessed such treatment since he was leading civil rights protests in South Carolina in the 1960s.
“It was absolutely shocking to me,” Clyburn told the Huffington Post. “Last Monday, this past Monday, I stayed home to meet on the campus of Claflin University where fifty years ago as of last Monday… I led the first demonstrations in South Carolina, the sit ins… And quite frankly I heard some things today I have not heard since that day. I heard people saying things that I have not heard since March 15, 1960 when I was marching to try and get off the back of the bus.”
“It doesn’t make me nervous as all,” the congressman said, when asked how the mob-like atmosphere made him feel. “In fact, as I said to one heckler, I am the hardest person in the world to intimidate, so they better go somewhere else.”
Asked if he wanted an apology from the group of Republican lawmakers who had addressed the crowd and, in many ways, played on their worst fears of health care legislation, the Democratic Party, and the president, Clyburn replied:
“A lot of us have been saying for a long time that much of this, much of this is not about health care a all. And I think a lot of those people today demonstrated that this is not about health care… it is about trying to extend a basic fundamental right to people who are less powerful.”
Via Huffington Post
so lets talk about how my friends and i played spin the bottle in the back of the biology classroom today
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I may actually...