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Instead of watching the media go after the Tea Partyers I much more enjoy the Tea Partyers going after the GOP. Booing Perry at the state convention for supporting Dewhurst was great but when they booed retiring Senator Hutchison for urging support for Romney?....it just doesn't get any better than that.
As far as the military having qualms about putting down unrest debunker would be well served to familiarize himself with the way the Federal Government resolved the Veteran's march on Washington in 1932.
On August 28.1932 Republican President Hoover ordered General Douglas Macarthur to evict the Veterans. Macarthur ordered then Majors George Patton and Dwight Eisenhower to mobilize the Federal troops out of Fort Myers, Virginia.
At 4:00 that afternoon Major Patton ordered the Calvary to charge the unarmed veterans and their families. Killing and wounding many of the marchers as well as a few by standers, one of whom was a United States Senator. As the day progressed into night the Army attacked the Veterans main encampment with small arms, bayonets, machineguns and tanks. In all it is reported that some 1,600 people, mostly woman and children were killed in the daylong struggle. Nobody knows for sure the exact number as there were those who had escapped the city during the fighting and who died of their injuries while on the roads heading back to their homes
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Big Horn-Do you think that this proposal will sound reasonable to 38% of the State's population? Don't get me wrong, your role as a dissipating minority has to be confusing. Y'all keep on with your current strategy: it's got road to success written all over it.
The most "reasonable" aspect of the GOP state platform to me is how while it is illegal to be an undocumented worker it is LEGAL to hire them.
4Create an Effective and Efficient Temporary Worker Program – A national Temporary Worker Program should be implemented to bring skilled and unskilled workers into the United States for temporary periods of time when no U.S. workers are currently available. The program should also require:•Self-funding through participation fees and fines;•Applicants must pass a full criminal background check;•Applicants with prior immigration violations would only qualify for the program if they paid the appropriate fines;•Applicants and/or Employers must prove that they can afford and/or secure private health insurance;•Applicants must waive any and all rights to apply for financial assistance from any public entitlement programs;•Applicant must show a proficiency in the English language and complete an American civic class;•Temporary Workers would only be able to work for employers that deduct and match payroll taxes;•All participants would be issued an individual Temporary-Worker Biometric Identification Card that tracks all address changes and both civil and criminal court appearances as a defendant
From the recent Texas GOP platform:
"Real ID Act - As the Real ID Act effectively creates an unconstitutional and privacy-inhibiting national ID card, we hereby call for its immediate repeal."
National ID card BAD. State ID card required for voting GOOD! My favorite part of the Texas voter ID law is how Texas college student ID cards are not acceptable ID for voting but the concealed carry card is acceptable.It's a mystery why the constitutionality of the law is under review.
In all fairness here's the Texas GOP Immigration Platform:
IMMIGRATIONThe Texas Solution – Because of decades-long failure of the federal government to secure our borders and address the immigration issue, there are now upwards of 11 million undocumented individuals in the United States today, each of whom entered and remain here under different circumstances. Mass deportation of these individuals would neither be equitable nor practical; while blanket amnesty, as occurred with the Simpson-Mazzoli Act of 1986, would only encourage future violations of the law. We seek common ground to develop and advance a conservative, market- and law-based approach to our nation’s immigration issues by following these principles:1.Secure Our Borders – The U.S. Border must be secured immediately! We demand the application of effective, practical and reasonable measures to secure our borders and to bring safety and security for all Americans along the border and throughout the nation.2.Modernize the United States Social Security Card – We support the improvement of our 1936 Social Security card to use contemporary anti-counterfeit technology. The social security card will not be considered a National ID card for U.S. citizens.3.Birthright Citizenship – We call on the Legislative, Executive, and Judicial branches of the United States to clarify Section 1 of the 14th amendment to limit citizenship by birth to those born to a citizen of the United States with no exceptions.
Beakus-Your point is well taken. From what I've seen one of the most telling bias against Romney has come from the the Republican Party. Maybe the convention will change some of that perception but their support has been tepid at best. The country is in dire straits and it will be intersting to see how receptive the country will be to vitriolic hating of the President as a solution to what ails us.
It will be interesting to see how well "You hate Obama don't ya!" sells.
Republicans have proven themselves as being quite adept at growing government as our Governor has well demonstrated.
The "redistribution of wealth upward" as regards the Bush tax cuts was an expression I heard for the first time this weekend.
The antigovernment Medicare &Social Security check cashers, I believe, are known as Tea Partyers.
"I fully support the effort to extend the low interest rate on student loans," Mitt Romney, April 23,2012
"Well because, if you take a trillion dollars for instance, out of the first year of the federal budget, that would shrink GDP over 5 percent. That is by definition throwing us into recession or depression. So I’m not going to do that, of course. What you do is you make adjustments on a basis that show, in the first year, actions that over time get you to a balanced budget."
So, for instance, he said, "I’m going to take action immediately by eliminating programs like Obamacare, which become more and more expensive down the road - by eliminating them, we get to a balanced budget. And I’d do it in a way that does not have a huge reduction in the first year, but instead has an increasing reduction as time goes on, and given the growth of the economy, you don’t have a reduction in the overall scale of the GDP. I don’t want to have us go into a recession in order to balance the budget."
And he continues: "I’d like to have us have high rates of growth at the same time we bring down federal spending, on, if you will, a ramp that’s affordable, but that does not cause us to enter into an economic decline."
L.A. Times May 26,2012
I say that Darwin has been dead for 130 years and the fields of quantative genetics and evolutionary biology continue merrily along.
Two quotations sum up Darwin for me:
"....and yet it moves."
"I'm a monkey. I'm a monkey man and I'm glad to see that you're a monkey woman too."
-Jagger & Richards
Them poor ol Bankers. They get their money from the Fed at next to 0% and lend at 5% + and they still lack the leverage to make any money. Bless their hearts.
Good ol Jamie Dimon is piece of work all right. Apologize and force the woman out is pure class. Most folks can relate to making a mistake, losing your job, and then having to get by on a $28 million package.
With Jamie Dimond on the New York Fed board I can sleep better knowing the henhouse is being closely watched.
Banks should be banks and investment houses should be investment houses. Allowing the two to mix will only allow the paper traders to bring this country down.