October 6, 2013 at 12:52 pm #97588
As you spend this weekend with family and friends, don’t forget JJP at TWIB.
Drop those links. Engage in debate. Give us trivia and gossip too.
And always, have a peaceful day.October 6, 2013 at 12:53 pm #97589
Good Morning, EveryoneOctober 6, 2013 at 12:54 pm #97590
Brilliant comment by aleth:
No, ABC, FOX, CBS, NBC, CNN, MSNBC, RON FOURIER, HUFFPOST, CNBC, WHITE HOUSE PRESS, NPR, politico and the rest of the majority frat boys network including NYT, Washington post etc.. You do not get to act like you were not involved in creation and encouraging of this new breed of GOP. They were on your shows from 2009-2010 pushing birtherism, false flag, tea party started by a corporate hack icon cnbc, guns at Obama events, orchestrated demonstration by AstroTurf planning of Koch bros at the representative meetings etc… You pushed the ridiculousness for ratings.
You don’t get to pretend you did not know of make Obama a one term president movement or the treason that occurred after he was elected with the meeting with the GOP.
You don’t get to pretend you did not push the right wing media to the forefront with the bogus Obama socialist meme where his speech with his professor was treated as a breaking story or inviting briethart to your tv screens.
You don’t get to pretend you did not try to take credit away from the President for everything he has from Osama to saving the economy. We all know the lucky black man came from you all. You don’t get to act like you were not in the business of delegitimizing him from your countless shows on question his birth to articles question is Americanness.
You don’t get to act like you did not question every deal he made in framing of “caving” “weak” “carter” etc. yet a month after you all go he was lucky.
You don’t get to be innocent in any of these because you all played a role in creation of current state of Government. Like the so called tea party or shall I call the plutocrats with a mix of theocracy, the thought of a black man in authority drives you off the wall, especially one smarter than you all. Funny thing is the black man is also tired of you all. You don’t get it yet. He is going to be fine, his legacy will be one denoting how he triumphed over your racism. It will be one in the books were it will say, their bigotry was stronger than love for country or economics.
You enable the GOP and its corporate entities. You enabled them since 2009 with 95% negative coverage of the President. You are still enabling them till this day.October 6, 2013 at 12:56 pm #97591
Report: Halle Berry Has Delivered a Bouncing Baby Boy!
October 5, 2013 by EurPublisher
*Halle Berry has given birth! Yep, congrats are in order.
According to E! News, Saturday, the Oscar winning actress gave birth to a baby boy at Cedars Sinai Hospital in Los Angeles.
This is the second child for Halle and her first with her husband, Olivier Martinez. Berry has a 5-year-old daughter, Nahla, with ex-boyfriend Gabriel Aubry.
In telling People, back in May that Ms. Berry was pregnant with a boy, Martinez said, “My son will remain an American, but I will remain French.”
He continued: “I remain a Frenchman in America, but I adapt to American culture. I feel good there—but I’m still a foreigner. My son will be an American.”
As of this posting no other details were available regarding the baby’s health, weight name.
Meanwhile, in other news about Halle, as we reported on Friday, she’s set to star in Steven Spielberg’s new CBS drama “Extant,” in which she’ll play an astronaut who returns home after a year-long solo mission in space.
The series is scheduled to air in summer 2014.October 6, 2013 at 12:57 pm #97592
Michael Steele on shutdown: ‘We have elected a bunch of children to run our government’
by Michael Steele | October 2, 2013 at 9:17 AM
Look ma, no federal government!
At some point the entire BS that is the government shutdown sinks in and we have to deal with reality: We have elected a bunch of children to run our government.
One reality that must not change about America and the free enterprise economy is that the root of America’s success has always sprung out of the hard labor of its entrepreneurs: the men and women who risk it all on a dream. Government doesn’t do that; government can’t do that. When a job is created by a small business owner they make an investment in people in a way that government can’t match. So when those same business owners have legitimate concerns about government policies that affect them, elected officials must listen in order to preserve the conditions that allow small businesses to thrive.October 6, 2013 at 1:03 pm #97593
John Boehner Threatens to Destroy the Economy If Obama Won’t Give Him What He Wants
By: Jason Easley
On ABC’s This Week, Speaker of the House John Boehner issued threatened President Obama and the country with default on debts if his demands aren’t met.
GEORGE STEPHANOPOULOS: Let me press that. There have been some reports that you have told your own members that you would be willing to put a debt limit on the floor that would pass with democratic votes, even if it didn’t get a majority of the republican caucus. Is that no longer true?
BOEHNER: My goal here is not to have the United States default on its debt. My goal is to have a serious conversation about those things that are driving the deficit and the debt up and the president’s refusal to sit down and have a conversation about this is putting our nation.
STEPHANOPOULOS: He continues to refuse to negotiate, the country is going to default?
BOEHNER: That’s the path we’re on. The president canceled his trip to Asia. I assume — he wants to have a conversation. I decided to stay here in Washington this weekend. He knows what my phone number is. All he has to do is call.
The faux Republican position of compromise has now shifted to one of threats. President Obama has refused to give Boehner what he wants, so now he is threatening to blow up the economy. Speaker Boehner is sticking to the extremist position that Obamacare must be delayed, or the economy gets it.October 6, 2013 at 1:07 pm #97594
The fact is the Dems in the Senate offered the GOP a chance to do budget negotiations EIGHTEEN TIMES and they refused. They wanted to play games and threaten PBO with a shutdown to get their way and the Dems said, ‘Please proceed GOP’. Even Blue dogs who always yell ‘PBO ain’t the boss if me’, notably Sen Landrieu, who’s up for reelection next year, is all, ‘let them GOP suckers own this mess. no quarter for these bums, the president is right.’ The media has been continually wrong about PBO at very turn, so I have them on continuous ignore. There is nothing to negotiate with the GOP until they reopen the gov’t and raise the debt ceiling.
I believe the GOP when they say they didn’t,t want a shutdown. No, they wanted to threaten PBO with a shutdown, and they are surprised he called their bluff because to them, since the Dems are big gov’t liberals they’d do anything to avoid a shutdown. That,s why they’re all backtracking. PBO was supposed to save them and the American people from GOP crazy but PBO told errybody, ‘Y’all gonna learn today not to mess with a G’.October 6, 2013 at 1:10 pm #97595
Schumer To Boehner: Prove That A Clean CR Won’t Pass Share
Sen. Chuck Schumer (D-NY) challenged Speaker John Boehner’s (R-OH) contention Sunday that “there are not the votes in the House to pass a clean CR” and reopen the government.
“Well, first, the speaker said there aren’t the votes on the floor to re-open the government. Let me issue him a friendly challenge. Put it on the floor Monday or Tuesday. I would bet there are the votes to pass it,” Schumer said on ABC’s “This Week” appearing just after Boehner. “We have just about every Democrat, 21 Republicans have publicly said they would. There are many more Republicans who have said that they privately would.”
“So, Speaker Boehner, just vote. Put it on the floor and let’s see if you’re right.”
White House spokesman Jay Carney issued a similar challenge on Twitter:
Jay Carney (EOP) ✔ @PressSec
The Speaker says there are “not enough votes” to pass a clean CR? If he’s right, why not prove it? http://wapo.st/1bAEOJr #JustVoteOctober 6, 2013 at 1:17 pm #97596
another great comment by aleth:
I think they want to default.. For them destroying the legacy of the black man and expansion of the new new deal via ACA is more important than country. Don’t mistake this is the goal. The wealthy including the media will be okay. They have a delusion tht the President will bend to their will but they forgot its 2nd term bitchez. They will count on the left and media to muddy the water on how the president should aid them etc. because the bottom line is they still got the skin for protection. Koch bought these assholes awhile ago and trigger of trying to overthrow democracy in exchange for corporate theocracy is on the move. We need to continue to back the president with words of encouragement and push back from to the left.
The media entity known as fox could have been destroyed at the beginning of the Obama administratin but for people on the left, msnbc and gg, stating Obama media team is silencing speech. Recall the Obama team called them nothing but arms of GOP, now you see that they have contributed vastly to the corruption of all press include al-j America. They want a default don’t forget it.October 6, 2013 at 1:17 pm #97597
Remember to mark the moment the Republicans realize their mistake and quietly switch from calling it Obamacare.
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2014 poll: GOP could lose the House
By LUCY MCCALMONT | 10/6/13 10:54 AM EDT
The Republican Party could be in danger of losing control of the House in 2014, new polls on Sunday show.
In a survey of 24 seats, Republicans fall behind in 17 head-to-head matches against “generic Democrat candidates” among registered voters and lag in an additional four districts when respondents are told the Republican candidate supported the shutdown, according to the surveys by Public Policy Polling which were funded by the liberal group, MoveOn.org
Democrats would need to pick up 17 seats to take over the House – something the polling reveals could be within reach.
One district that shows a favorable position for a Democratic challenger is N.Y.-19, the high-profile contest in which Sean Eldridge, the husband of Facebook co-founder and New Republic owner Chris Hughes, is looking to unseat the Republican incumbent, Chris Gibson. However, Eldridge’s name does not appear on the survey as the challengerOctober 6, 2013 at 1:22 pm #97599
I could only get thru half of this. (H/T to TOD commenter). These people are SCARED, the waves of their fear is insanely intense. Underneath it all, they are grounded a couple of simple truths, a pound of white privilege does not go as far as it used to and their right Obama HAS won. As PBO has said “the ground has shifted beneath them.”October 6, 2013 at 1:23 pm #97600
A Federal Budget Crisis Months in the Planning
WASHINGTON — Shortly after President Obama started his second term, a loose-knit coalition of conservative activists led by former Attorney General Edwin Meese III gathered in the capital to plot strategy. Their push to repeal Mr. Obama’s health care law was going nowhere, and they desperately needed a new plan.
Out of that session, held one morning in a location the members insist on keeping secret, came a little-noticed “blueprint to defunding Obamacare,” signed by Mr. Meese and leaders of more than three dozen conservative groups.
It articulated a take-no-prisoners legislative strategy that had long percolated in conservative circles: that Republicans could derail the health care overhaul if conservative lawmakers were willing to push fellow Republicans — including their cautious leaders — into cutting off financing for the entire federal government.October 6, 2013 at 1:25 pm #97601
Nearly 11,000 Complete Kynect Application For Coverage
By ASSOCIATED PRESS
Kentucky officials have released the latest data on kynect, the new health benefit exchange.
They say nearly 11,000 applications have been completed to obtain health insurance under the state’s new online marketplace, and almost 5,000 individuals or families have picked a health plan and signed up for coverage.
Enrollment began Tuesday through the Kentucky Health Benefit Exchange – the online guide to a variety of insurance policies. Such exchanges across the country are the centerpiece of President Barack Obama’s health care overhaul.
Kentucky officials said Friday more than 137,000 people have browsed the website, and 93 percent of them have gone through pre-screenings to determine if they qualify for subsidies or Medicaid.
Gov. Steve Beshear says he’s pleased with the response and says Kentucky is the “gold standard” for implementing the program.
The system encountered some first-day glitches, but those were fixed in a few hours.October 6, 2013 at 1:35 pm #97602
CBS Host Takes Apart GOP’s Shutdown Argument
By Zack Beauchamp on October 6, 2013 at 11:56 am
Senate Minority Whip John Cornyn (R-TX) was unable to explain why Republicans needed to threaten economic disaster to try to get their way on Obamacare during an interview on CBS’s Face The Nation on Sunday.
Bob Schieffer, Face the Nation’s host, repeatedly asked Cornyn why, instead of using normal legislative procedures like passing laws, Republicans were refusing to pass a continuing resolution funding the government or raise the debt ceiling absent changes to several parts of President Obama’s signature health care law. Schieffer compared this strategy to saying “I’m going to throw a brick through your window unless you give me $20:”
SCHIEFFER: The law has been passed. Why not keep the government running and then everybody can sit down and decide what they want to do about it.
CORNYN: Well there should be a negotiation, and this government would still be up and running in full if President…if Harry Reid had allowed Democrats to vote to eliminate the Congressional carve-out which treats them favorably under Obamacare and to treat average Americans the same way the President has decided to treat business with regard to Obamacare penalties.
SCHIEFFER: Senator, isn’t there something wrong when you say I won’t fund the government unless i can attach my personal wish list to the legislation every time we vote? I’d love to see the government find a cause, uh, cure for cancer, but I don’t think you can say I’m not going to pass and pass any funds for the rest of the government until [the National Institutes of Health] finds a cure for cancer. I mean, isn’t that just kind of the same thing here?
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