Free for All: 06/30/11

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  1. whitneymuse Says:

    CA just signed the collection of internet taxes and there’s the end for AMZN’s advantage. Bye bye Bezos and CA retailers just gained back their ~10% disadvantage.

  2. Needless to say, I may have to rethink Gloria Borger.

    http://www.cnn.com/2011/OPINION/06/29/borger.leadership.debt/

  3. lonestar77 Says:

    Wow, writing out of the box. Nicely done, Ms. Borger.

  4. You can’t tell me that they couldn’t come to a compromise, and maybe start by not accusing R’s of wanting to ‘end’ Medicare. Calling it ‘demagogic’ is a compliment. It’s a lie.

  5. paminwi Says:

    First Maureen Dowd and now Gloria Borger telling Obama he needs lead. Then Mark Halperin calling him a “dick” and the week isn’t even over! Obama is having a bad week.

    To me, Obama’s behavior is synonymous with voting “present”. He is in the “room” so to speak but doesn’t want to get his hands dirty by digging in and finding solutions to all that is happening under his watch.

  6. joeremi Says:

    Bush smirked at the Dems for eight years and did whatever the well he wanted. Now we’ve got Eric Cantor walking out of budget negotiations because the President dared to mention the rather obvious fact that we’re gonna need more revenue. I say grow a pair and roll right over those heartless corporate suckups.

  7. And bankrupt the country while you’re at it, because that’s true leadership. Obama in ’12!

  8. And more blaming Bush, because that’s really gonna help.

  9. joeremi Says:

    Yeah, ’cause bumping up the tax rate for the wealthy and big business to something reasonable would ‘bankrupt the country’. You are incorrect.

  10. It won”t make any notable difference. They have to cut your precious entitlements. And your Fearless Leader doesn’t have the, how you say, balls.

  11. He’d rather prattle about corporate jets, and try to reinvigorate the fools that voted for him. “Governing” is such a drag.

  12. joeremi Says:

    Hey, don’t look at me. I’d rather have a REAL Democrat who would bust some heads for the middle class. Hillary in ’12!

  13. lonestar77 Says:

    Obama is getting back to the only thing he’s competent at. Campaigning.

  14. joeremi Says:

    They have to cut your precious entitlements.

    That pops out of your head pretty easy, huh? You know a government program pays me to take care of the disabled, right?

  15. Bottom-line is both sides have to deal, and this President is playing to his childish base that don’t want to cut anything. But you can choose to believe that it’s all the Evil Republicans. I can’t believe that they wouldn’t compromise somewhere, if Obama was actually willing to do something besides talk.

  16. lonestar77 Says:

    “But you can choose to believe that it’s all the Evil Republicans.”

    It’s also Norquist corporatist kissasses. Can’t forget them, whoever they are.

  17. pourmecoffee by lnp_38
    Glenn Beck’s last Fox show today. He’s eating in a diner with family and some hippie walks by then it cuts to black.

  18. Since the Halperin-thread devolved just a wee bit.

    http://twitpic.com/5j8a3v

  19. I guess a headline would’ve been good on that last one.

    Breaking: Obama unveils 2012 campaign poster

  20. stevemg Says:

    Great moments in presidential leadership.

    Abraham Lincoln: “A house divided will not stand.”

    FDR: “The only thing you have to fear is fear itself.”

    Barack Obama: “It’s not my fault.”

  21. paminwi Says:

    Debt ceiling tactics: The only Democrat actually able to say what the Democrats will end up accepting is the President. He wasn’t in the room and didn’t want to be in the room. At some point the Republicans said, IMO, what the hell is he willing to accept or get his ass in here so he can tell us or we’re walking out. Obama, in his wisdom, said, I ain’t coming, I ain’t letting anybody know what and where i want to end up, so, the Republicans walked.

    So, no problem from me that they walked. At some point more than those of us who follow Obama closely are going to figure out that there has not been a budget presented and passed for the last two years from his family of Democrats. Obama’s budget was defeated in the Senate by a vote of 97-0 and that he is truly someone who DOES NOT know how to be a leader in any way, shape or form.

  22. paminwi Says:

    Laura, thanks for the laugh!

  23. joeremi Says:

    Ooh..that’s not good. Bachmann’s husband called g@ys “barbarians who need to be ‘educated’.” Betcha there’s more gems where THAT came from..

  24. jackyboy Says:

    ^That’s REALLY not good.

  25. Husbands, eh?

  26. stevemg Says:

    The NY Times will report tomorrow that the prosecution’s case against Dominque Strauss-Kahn is in serious trouble. Reportedly, the woman making the accusations of sexual assault was taped discussing the financial benefits of pursuing the charges.

    There’s also evidence that she lied on her asylum application and also that there have been multiple cash deposits into her checking account totaling more than $100,000 over the past several years. Read: drug laundering. Allegedly.

    Prosecutors now believe little of what she claims to have happened with Strauss-Kahn.

    Story link: DSK.

  27. Outsider Says:

    ^Just because someone lied on her asylum application and questionable cash deposits doesn’t mean she should be denied justice. Always blame the victim.
    ———————–
    Despite what people think of the royals, they’re probably the best stimulus package for the tourism industry at least for us and the UK. A woman drove all the way from Austin, TX to Ottawa just to see the royal couple. More Americans should do that.
    I want to see the Duke and Duchess in cowboy hats, plaid shirts and jeans a week from now. I find that entertaining for some reason.

  28. – royals —

    I’m waiting for an up-kilt shot, but that’s just me.

  29. stevemg Says:

    Just because someone lied on her asylum application and questionable cash deposits doesn’t mean she should be denied justice. Always blame the victim.

    Sorry, that makes no sense. Exactly who is “blaming” the victim? No one is saying she “got what she deserved”.

    The story says that prosecutors believe her credibility has been weakened because of what they’ve discovered about her.

    Saying that a alleged victim’s crediblity is weak doesn’t mean they aren’t telling the truth. And it certainly doesn’t mean that whatever happened was warranted.

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