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Thursday, October 20, 2011

Cruising the Web

It's really rather amazing how well all these GOP debates have been doing in the ratings. Tuesday's debate drew 5.5 million viewers and pushed CNN to the number one spot among cable news viewers. And young people were tuning in both on TV or online. I guess that is just another indicator of how Republicans are excited about this election.

Romney's web ad attacking Rick Perry as not being ready to lead is harsh. All they had to do was splice together some of Perry's stumbling answers in recent debates pundit criticisms. And the Perry campaign has retaliated with their ad targeting Romney's "misleading" statements about health care and immigration.

Now that Vice President has gone on the record to say that, if the Republicans don't support the Democrats' new jobs bill that murders and rapes will rise, Allahpundit has some thoughts.
Since he’s taking this “you’re either with us or you’re with the rapists” logic seriously, I have to ask again: How did he and The One decide on the optimal amount of money for first responders in the new jobs bill, or as I’m now calling it, The Federal Rape Prevention Act of 2011? According to Tapper, they want $5 billion for cops (and firefighters) and … $30 billion for teachers. Important jobs all, but if we’re forced to choose between smaller class sizes in public schools and less rape, I’m thinking most of us want more money for the latter than for the former. How come Obama and Biden don’t agree? Are they really just pitiful stooges for the teachers’ unions? Or are they just soft on rape?

The very first question at the next Solyndra hearing should be, “How many rapes could Democrats have prevented by giving that $535 million to cops instead?”
Moderate Democrats are fighting "stimulus fatigue."

Here's a news flash for the OWS people: "bama has more cash from financial sector than GOP hopefuls combined, data show"

Philip Klein writes that the CLASS Act is just the tip of the iceberg of what is wrong with Obamacare.

If you have trouble sleeping, you might want to try listening to what is being billed as "the most relaxing song ever created."

Obama is finding a tougher environment
in North Carolina than he faced in 2008.


stan said...

How many rapes could have been prevented with three quarters of a trillion blown on shovel ready projects that weren't shovel ready?

How many stupid things can Biden, Reid, Pelosi and Obama say before some honest lefty admits that they are really, really stupid? Or just plain nasty? Or both?

mark said...

No denying it! The debates have been good entertainment. Nutjobs, class warfare and an audience that finds a new way to disgrace itself every time. And in the end, it's going to be Mitt, one of the (unwitting) architects of Obamacare.

Pat Patterson said...

Mark shouldn't make fun of Pres Obama when he speaks on the campaign trail.

tfhr said...


" of the (unwitting) architects of Obamacare."

Is there any other kind?

Given the effect of reality on the CLASS Act component, will you finally admit that your liberal-progressive pipe dream of free medical care for everyone is an economic disaster? Obama blew most of his term chasing the great liberal panacea instead of working toward creating a more business friendly environment that would have helped employment opportunities.

Instead of "free" medical care - the most expensive health care of all - why not try more free market solutions and get the politicians out of the process?

mark said...

What a bizzare lie! I have never claimed to want free medical care for everyone. Please name one person who has. You have the absurd habit of jumping to the most extreme option when someone doesn't agree with you (Ex. The only option Bush had for acting on the warnings of 9/11 was to round up all Muslims). Your incompetence is once again on full-display.

tfhr said...


The flea party wants free college, free medical, free etc. It's the usual tax and spend meme, mark, but we all have to pay for it and thanks to bureaucratic inefficiency, government health care costs more than any free market option.

You constantly revile Bush over the PDB and act as if there was something he could have done on the basis of that singular report. I've always asked you for specifics and you've always failed to provide anything of substance in return as you seek to blame Bush for 9-11, so short of grounding all flights indefinitely, rounding up profiled subjects, or creating a TSA on 10 September, what would you and the rest of the BDS crowd suggest to cover your partisan and bizarre criticism?

mark said...

Again, tfhr, any evidence the "flea" party wants free college, free medical, etc. You're always whining about evidence. Where is yours? And I've certainly never called for that, so you lied earlier when you claimed it was my "liberal-progressive pipe dream".

tfhr said...


Take 30 seconds and do a search. You can find this:

7. Education Reform
Redraft education financing legislation. Lower educational expenses for students instead of raising tuition costs. Pull money from the "WAR" system to refund education and continuing education. Forgive Student Loan Dept or restructure the Student Loan System so that students are not punished for self improvement and made into corporate slaves upon educating themselves. Standardized testing does not account for stereotype effect or cultural differences in learning styles in elementry schools. Reform education to make it either free or affordable to all. Reappropriation of tax to focus on educations subsidies.

You've been a big advocate of Obamacare and single payer systems here for some time, mark. Are you denying that or are your running away from it now that it has gone belly up?

The flea party says, in addition to "free college education (see #4 at the link):

Demand two: Institute a universal single payer healthcare system. To do this all private insurers must be banned from the healthcare market as their only effect on the health of patients is to take money away from doctors, nurses and hospitals preventing them from doing their jobs and hand that money to wall st. investors.

The point is that with a single payer system there is no check at the consumer and supplier levels to keep spending down. People just expect that omnipotent party - the U.S. Government - to keep paying the bills - no cost to them. The removal of free market forces from our healthcare equation drives up cost!!!

Here's another helpful tip for you mark: When someone disagrees with you, try harder to NOT go to your default mode of screaming "LIAR!". It's tedious and you must run through reems of paper towels to mop your spitle from the screen. Think of the trees you'll save, mark! And with your restraint, you can make sure that Al Gore has plenty of green vistas to adore from his Gulf Stream.

mark said...

Pretty simple, tfhr:
You claimed I advocated for "free medical care for everyone". That is a lie (no histrionics needed). In fact, I believe all but the most deestitute should pay something, even if it's a token amount.