A Message From Lucianne  







S-G1




























ST-GC


   
 
Home Page | Latest Posts | Links | Must Reads | Update Profile | RSS | Contribute | Register | Rules & FAQs
Privacy Policy | Search | Post | Contact | Logout | Forgot Password | Search Using Google


Our clown-around Congress
The Washington Post, by Eugene Robinson

Original Article

Posted By:jackson, 1/4/2013 8:57:52 AM

To say that Congress looked like a clown show this week is an insult to self-respecting clowns. Painful though it may be, let’s review what just happened. Our august legislators — aided and abetted by President Obama — manufactured a fake crisis. They then proceeded to handle it so incompetently that they turned it into a real one. The bogus “fiscal cliff” — and please, let’s never, ever use those words again — was designed as a doomsday mechanism to force Congress and the president to make tough decisions. But resistance to the very concept

Comments:
When a nitwit like Robinson calls you a clown it can sometimes be a badge of honor. But like the famous broken clock - he´s right! He even disses the "lord and saviour" himself! Amazing.

      


Post Reply  

Reply 1 - Posted by: Whamdbambam, 1/4/2013 9:04:08 AM     (No. 9098009)

This may be a serious piece. Mr. Robinson knows something about being a clown.

  Click Here if you Like this Comment

    5 persons like this.


Reply 2 - Posted by: nonsense, 1/4/2013 9:07:23 AM     (No. 9098015)

I believe it is the #1 clown who loves these battles, the ones where he destroys the opposition. Improving the fiscal health of the nation is nowhere near what the head clown wants to accomplish.

I almost thought that Eugene was being reasonable, until he brought up the 60 billion relief bill as if it is "relief". If he knows that the fiscal cliff bill was stuffed with pork, then he must know that the Sandy bill is just as bloated with nonsense.



  Click Here if you Like this Comment

    3 persons like this.


   

 

R-G1
  
R-VAR_AD


 
Reply 3 - Posted by: Coy860, 1/4/2013 9:16:15 AM     (No. 9098043)

Joe Biden is the HEAD CLOWN. What he did yesterday can ONLY be described as sexual harrassment. The Obama administration is the Circus.

  Click Here if you Like this Comment

    2 persons like this.


Reply 4 - Posted by: Jethro bo, 1/4/2013 9:18:25 AM     (No. 9098052)

When an uber socialist recognizes that we have already run out of other people´s money, you know that we are in deep trouble. Robinson is correct that we have to do something about the explosion in welfare (called entitlements as if goobernment can assign who gets entitled to take other people´s money) giveaways. As popular as Socialist Security and Mediscare are, they cannot be sustained for much longer. Popular doesn’t trump reality and the reality is we can’t afford to take other people’s money to give to people that happen to live a long time . Same is true for welfare, food stamps, Mediscare drug plans, unemployment and Obambicare. Sooner or later, this Ponzi scheme will collapse and it will make the Great Depression look like the Clinton boom years.

  Click Here if you Like this Comment

   1  person like this.


Reply 5 - Posted by: southernboy, 1/4/2013 9:30:22 AM     (No. 9098080)

Those around when Johnson introduced his "Great Society" should have been forewarned when welfare was re-named ´entitlements.´ That word says so much.

  Click Here if you Like this Comment

    2 persons like this.


Reply 6 - Posted by: chatham, 1/4/2013 9:52:20 AM     (No. 9098120)

"Congress",,,, USLESS TWITS>>>

  Click Here if you Like this Comment

    5 persons like this.


Reply 7 - Posted by: noproblems, 1/4/2013 10:06:01 AM     (No. 9098156)

robinson, like 0bama, is an affirmative action beneficiary. how else could he have gotten his position

  Click Here if you Like this Comment

    4 persons like this.


   

 

  


 
Reply 8 - Posted by: yuban, 1/4/2013 10:34:24 AM     (No. 9098226)

Todays "fiscal cliff" is yesterdays "lock box". Both inane.

  Click Here if you Like this Comment

   1  person like this.


Reply 9 - Posted by: chicodon, 1/4/2013 10:51:23 AM     (No. 9098274)

Eugene "Pulitzer Prize Winning" Robinson is at it again.

  Click Here if you Like this Comment

   1  person like this.


Reply 10 - Posted by: capt scurvey, 1/4/2013 10:55:54 AM     (No. 9098281)

Eugene Robinson provides a shining beacon of hope for those fearing that they might just be too stupid to write for a newspaper.

  Click Here if you Like this Comment

    4 persons like this.


Reply 11 - Posted by: JonR, 1/4/2013 11:33:12 AM     (No. 9098377)

The real clowns are the voters that continue to put these boobs into office! Lets face it people, at the end of the day, idiots like Frank, Pelosi, Reid, Schumer and Emmanuel are freely elected into office and re- elected time and time again after they have proven themselves to be incompetent at best and an enemy of the People at worst! We, the People are at fault here for setting performance standards for our politicians so low and allowing them to become our ruling elete!

  Click Here if you Like this Comment

   1  person like this.


Reply 12 - Posted by: Grambo, 1/4/2013 12:43:36 PM     (No. 9098484)

Out in the real world, shareholders (voters) would stand up at the annual shareholders meeting (polling place) and oust the board of directors (Congress). But then, in the real world, every shareholder has skin in the game, and is intelligent enough to know how to read his stockholders annual report. You don’t find many Honey Boo Boo’s at shareholder meetings.

  Click Here if you Like this Comment

    4 persons like this.


   

 

B-G1


 
Reply 13 - Posted by: Rafter, 1/4/2013 2:03:44 PM     (No. 9098612)

Never let a perfectly good "Clown Thread" go to waste...

Two cannibals were eating a clown.
One of them said...
"Does this taste funny to you?"

Ba da Bing!
Waitin´ ta post that all week...

And, to stay On Topic...
if only the aforementioned clown were our illustrious writer of this POS...



  Click Here if you Like this Comment

   1  person like this.



Post Reply   Close thread 717632




Below, you will find ...

Most Recent Articles posted by "jackson"

and

Most Active Articles (last 48 hours)




Most Recent Articles posted by "jackson"



Voting against Bushes is an act of love
Daily Caller, by W. James Antle III    Original Article
Posted By: jackson- 4/18/2014 8:23:53 AM     Post Reply
A popular online dictionary offers four definitions for the word “bushed.” The first is “overgrown with bushes.” The second is “exhausted, tired out.” The third is a Canadian colloquialism meaning “mentally unbalanced as a result of prolonged residence in a sparsely inhabited region.” Each of these definitions seems to describe the Republican Party’s feeling about the Bush family. If that’s not true and the GOP nominates Jeb Bush for president — the third Bush since 1988 — then perhaps the fourth definition applies: “unable to find one’s direction; lost; confused.” There’s a case to be made that George H.W. Bush is an underrated president,

An unexpected lesson in diversity
from America’s top selling book
Daily Caller, by Jamie Weinstein    Original Article
Posted By: jackson- 4/15/2014 10:41:42 AM     Post Reply
America’s top selling non-fiction book has much to teach about Wall Street malfeasance, but it also offers an intriguing perspective on diversity. The hero of Michael Lewis’ “Flash Boys: A Wall Street Revolt” is Brad Katsuyama, a Canadian-born investment banker for the Royal Bank Canada who transfers to RBC’s New York office. When he gets to the United States, the book explains, Katsuyama not only ultimately uncovers how high frequency trading is corrupting the stock market, he also becomes aware of his minority status for the first time in his life. “In the United States, Brad also noticed, he was expected to

Obama taps gay bishop to wrap Easter
Prayer Breakfast with invocation
Washington Times, by Cheryl K. Chumley    Original Article
Posted By: jackson- 4/15/2014 9:25:28 AM     Post Reply
When President Obama needed a preacher to fulfill the closing prayer duties at the annual White House Easter Prayer Breakfast, he turned to none other than the Episcopal Church’s first openly gay bishop — who said he was as shocked as anyone at the appointment. The Right Rev. Gene Robinson said in a tweet, accompanied by a photo of Mr. Obama behind a podium at the event: “POTUS ‘preaches’ at the Easter prayer breakfast. Then, out of the blue, asks ME to close with prayer. OMG!” Newsmax said he also emphasized that the words he chose to close the breakfast

   

 

R_DBL_B
  


 
Jeb Bush Was Public Enemy No. 1
At One Of The Year´s Biggest
Conservative Gatherings
Business Insider, by Brett LoGiurato    Original Article
Posted By: jackson- 4/14/2014 10:35:15 AM     Post Reply
MANCHESTER, N.H. — Former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush has started, over the past few weeks, to ratchet up talk of a potential presidential run in 2016. If that´s the case, the reaction he received this weekend at a gathering of conservatives in the first-in-the-nation primary state of New Hampshire was not what he was looking for. Bush served as a punch line for — of all people — Donald Trump. "You know, I heard Jeb Bush the other day," Trump said during his speech at the Freedom Summit, hosted by the conservative groups Citizens United and Americans for Prosperity. The crowd immediately started

The GOP´s legacy underdog
San Francisco Chroncle, by Debra J. Saunders    Original Article
Posted By: jackson- 4/10/2014 8:25:41 AM     Post Reply
Barbara Bush was right when she pooh-poohed son Jeb´s interest in running for the White House in 2016. Forget political dynasties -- Bushes, Kennedys and, yes, Clintons -- the former first lady told NBC last year. "We´ve had enough Bushes." She also said: "There are a lot of great families, and it´s not just four families or whatever." Listen to your mother, Jeb.Heed her words well, Hillary. My sweetest dream for 2016 would be for a bipartisan pact: that 2016 will not be a sequel to the 1992 Bush-Clinton faceoff. Is it a deal, Dems? I won´t vote for Bush if you

Jeb Bush Talks Approach If
He Runs for President
New York Times, by PETER BAKER    Original Article
Posted By: jackson- 4/7/2014 9:37:34 AM     Post Reply
COLLEGE STATION, Tex. — With eyes increasingly on him, Jeb Bush signaled on Sunday the kind of campaign he would mount if he runs for president, one arguing against ideological purity tests while challenging party orthodoxy on issues like immigration and education. Even as he sharply criticized President Obama for his handling of foreign affairs and health care, Mr. Bush made clear that he would run against the style of politics that has characterized recent Republican nominating contests. He said he would decide by the end of the year, in part on whether he thinks he could avoid “the vortex of

Whose side is God on now?
Human Events, by Patrick J. Buchanan     Original Article
Posted By: jackson- 4/4/2014 8:18:46 AM     Post Reply
In his Kremlin defense of Russia’s annexation of Crimea, Vladimir Putin, even before he began listing the battles where Russian blood had been shed on Crimean soil, spoke of an older deeper bond. Crimea, said Putin, “is the location of ancient Khersones, where Prince Vladimir was baptized. His spiritual feat of adopting Orthodoxy predetermined the overall basis of the culture, civilization and human values that unite the peoples of Russia, Ukraine and Belarus Russia is a Christian country, Putin was saying. This speech recalls last December’s address where the former KGB chief spoke of Russia as standing against a decadent West: “Many Euro-Atlantic countries

How Sen. John McCain picked
Charlie Keating´s pocket
Arizona Republic, by EJ Montini    Original Article
Posted By: jackson- 4/3/2014 11:07:21 AM     Post Reply
Mark the date. Sometime on Tuesday, Apr. 1, 2014, Charles H Keating Jr. became a footnote … in Sen. John McCain´s biography. No one would have predicted this, not even McCain. Especially McCain. But we were wrong. There was a time when McCain´s association with Keating looked like it would bring an end to the senator´s political career. 1989, Keating´s Lincoln Savings and Loan went belly up, putting taxpayers on the hook for $3.4 billion, or roughly $13.60 from every man, woman and child then living in the United States.

   

 



 
The Jeb Bush boomlet
Chicago Tribune, by Jules Witcover    Original Article
Posted By: jackson- 4/2/2014 2:59:02 PM     Post Reply
WASHINGTON -- Inevitably, considering the absence of a clear Republican frontrunner for the 2016 presidential election, the name of former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush of the family dynasty has been rushed to the fore. On his record in office and his soft-spoken personal appeal, he would seem a natural to go to the head of a list of only moderately impressive wannabes. But the immediate question is: Do American voters, after a double dose of Bushes, want another one? The fact is that memories of the two George Bush presidencies now set few GOP hearts aflutter.The first George, elected to

War party oligarch
Human Events, by Patrick J. Buchanan     Original Article
Posted By: jackson- 4/1/2014 9:02:54 AM     Post Reply
Is the Republican Party’s Middle East policy up for bid? For four days ending Sunday, a quartet of presidential hopefuls trooped to Las Vegas to attend the annual gathering of the Republican Jewish Coalition. Impresario: Sheldon Adelson, the Vegas-Macau casino mogul whose fortune is estimated at $39 billion — 8th richest man on the planet — and who dumped $92 million into the election of 2012. Adelson kept Newt Gingrich alive with a $15 million infusion of ad money, gutting Romney, and then sank $30 million into Mitt’s campaign. This time Sheldon wants to buy himself a winner. Ari Fleischer,

2016: Will Chris Christie´s pain
be Jeb Bush´s gain?
CBS News, by Jake Miller    Original Article
Posted By: jackson- 3/31/2014 2:09:05 PM     Post Reply
In the early 2016 Republican presidential sweepstakes, could former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush be the beneficiary of New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie´s recent stumbles? That´s the question a number of analysts are starting to ask as Christie, formerly a clear favorite of the GOP establishment, starts to lose his luster, tarnished by months of critical headlines about the George Washington Bridge traffic scandal in New Jersey. I sense a boomlet about Jeb Bush is all about Chris Christie," said Harvard University´s David Gergen Sunday on CBS´ "Face the Nation." "People thought they were going to ride the Chris Christie horse

Is Putin the irrational one?
Human Events, by Patrick J. Buchanan    Original Article
Posted By: jackson- 3/19/2014 8:24:20 AM     Post Reply
Vladimir Putin seems to have lost touch with reality, Angela Merkel reportedly told Barack Obama after speaking with the Russian president. He is “in another world.” “I agree with what Angela Merkel said … that he is in another world,” said Madeleine Albright, “It doesn’t make any sense.” John Kerry made his contribution to the bonkers theory by implying that Putin was channeling Napoleon: “You don’t just, in the 21st century, behave in 19th century fashion by invading another country on a completely trumped-up pretext.” Now that Putin has taken Crimea without firing a shot, and 95 percent of a Crimean electorate voted



Most Active Articles (last 48 hours)



Kim Novak responds to post-
Oscars ridicule: ‘I was bullied.’

48 replie(s)
Washington Post, by Soroya Nadia McDonald    Original Article
Posted By: MissMolly- 4/18/2014 5:02:40 AM     Post Reply
After presenting at the Academy Awards this year, Kim Novak didn’t want to leave her house. The Hitchcock screen siren, 81, was too humiliated to venture from her home near the Rogue River in Oregon. She read the cruel posts and Internet snark about her appearance, and it was just too much. “It got to me like it gets kids and teenagers,” she told the Associated Press. The “Vertigo” actress, considered one of the great beauties in her day, posted a note on her Facebook wall Thursday, acknowledging that she’d gotten fat injections in her face and addressing her halted

Analysis: Obama Celebrates
Eight Million ´Enrollments,´
Again Declares Debate ´Over´

42 replie(s)
Townhall, by Guy Benson    Original Article
Posted By: KarenJ1- 4/17/2014 8:56:28 PM     Post Reply
President Obama addressed the White House press corps today, announcing that with the final numbers in, Obamacare´s exchanges have attracted eight million sign-ups -- 35 percent of whom are "under the age of 35," he said. Several elements of his comments were misleading: (1) At first blush, the 35 percent stat is both significant and impressive. As recently as last month, the share of "young invincibles" signing up for plans was struggling in the 25 percent range, far short of the actuarial target of nearly 40 percent. A leap into the mid-30´s, while still shy of the goal, would constitute a major step, and would bode well for the risk pools'

Michelle Obama Riverdances
Through Dublin to the Tune
of $7,921,638

40 replie(s)
Breitbart Big Peace, by Tom Fitton    Original Article
Posted By: JoniTx- 4/17/2014 6:45:16 AM     Post Reply
When it comes to tracking the cost of Obama family vacations, there are two primary challenges. First, the Obamas are prolific jet-setters, so there are many details to track. Second, the Obama administration, clearly embarrassed by these lavish and frequent family vacations, stonewalls the release of records at every turn. But we have been relentless in pursuit of this information. Our attorneys file the lawsuits and make our case, and our investigators pour through pages of records and crunch the numbers. And the information we’ve uncovered – information that would otherwise remain under lock and key – shows that the

Why is US Senator Harry
Reid so concerned with
a local Nevada rancher?

39 replie(s)
Fox News, by Wayne Allyn Root    Original Article
Posted By: KarenJ1- 4/16/2014 9:37:12 PM     Post Reply
I live in Las Vegas. I live and breath Nevada politics. Something is very wrong. Something smells rotten in the Nevada desert. And Senator Harry Reid’s fingerprints are all over it. I am of course referring to the Bundy Ranch siege. This was a dispute between a Nevada ranching family with rights to the land in question for 140 years and the BLM (Bureayu of Land Management). The government claims they haven’t paid grazing fees for 20 years. The result was a government assault on the ranch- including snipers with assault rifles, SUV’s, helicopters, airplanes and over 200 heavily armed troops. No

The Folly Of The Bundy Ranch Rebellion
39 replie(s)
The Federalist, by Grace Olmstead    Original Article
Posted By: Pluperfect- 4/18/2014 4:21:46 AM     Post Reply
It’s the stuff of Westerns: a showdown on the desert plains, the big bad government against an underdog farmer. Though the story has only grabbed national headlines in the past several days, rancher Cliven Bundy has illegally grazed cattle on the Nevada land surrounding his farm for over 20 years. He hasn’t paid grazing fees since 1993, and refuses to renew the necessary grazing permit.(Snip)Rather than using the avenues and pathways presented to him, Bundy has staunchly declared his own law and allegiances. Unfortunately, reality doesn’t work this way. If only it did—we could rebel for paying stupid taxes, refuse to

Students Demand Acknowledgement of
Robert E. Lee´s ´Racist and Dishonorable Conduct´

39 replie(s)
Breitbart´s Big Government, by AWR Hawkins    Original Article
Posted By: Desert Fox- 4/18/2014 12:35:28 PM     Post Reply
A group of seven multiracial Washington and Lee University (W&L) students are demanding the school remove all Confederate flags from campus and "acknowledge" General Robert E. Lee´s "dishonorable side." According to the Roanoke Times, "seven multiracial students, calling themselves ´The Committee,´" have also demanded the school "acknowledge and apologize for participating in chattel slavery." They want recognition of "Martin Luther King Jr. Day on the undergraduate campus" and an end to "neo-Confederates" marching across campus "to the Lee Chapel on Lee-Jackson Day." The students say they will "engage in civil disobedience" if their demands are not met by September 1st. They added: "The

Elizabeth Warren whines about coverage
of her fraudulent Indian claim

35 replie(s)
Daily Caller, by Patrick Howley    Original Article
Posted By: KarenJ1- 4/16/2014 9:54:52 PM     Post Reply
Democratic Massachusetts Sen. Elizabeth Warren wrote in her forthcoming book that she was “hurt” and “angry” by 2012 reporting on her fraudulent claim to Native American heritage. “What really threw me, though, were the constant attacks from the other side,” Warren wrote in her book “A Fighting Chance.” “I would almost persuade myself that I was starting to get the hang of full-throttle campaigning and then — bam! Out of left field, the state Republican Party, or the Brown campaign, or some blogger, would launch a rocket at me,” Warren wrote, adding, ”I was stunned by the attacks.” This reporter (blogger?) reported extensively

Former US president joins
opposition to Keystone XL

33 replie(s)
Houston Chronicle, by Jennifer A. Dlouhy    Original Article
Posted By: JoniTx- 4/16/2014 10:32:12 PM     Post Reply
WASHINGTON — Former President Jimmy Carter joined fellow Nobel laureates Wednesday in opposing Keystone XL, insisting that approving the pipeline would trigger “more climate upheaval” around the globe. In an open letter to President Barack Obama and Secretary of State John Kerry, Carter and the nine other Nobel Peace Prize winners bluntly warned the leaders: “Your decision on the Keystone XL tar sands pipeline will define your climate legacy.” The missive, published as an advertisement in Politico, represents the first time Carter has taken a position on the $5.4 billion project and makes him the first former president to come

Pelosi assists in Holy Week
foot-washing ritual

28 replie(s)
San Francisco Chronicle, by Staff    Original Article
Posted By: Harlowe- 4/18/2014 11:46:54 AM     Post Reply
To "honor the dignity and work of immigrants," Democratic House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi helps Bishop Marc Andrus wash the feet of two children Thursday at Saint John the Evangelist Episcopal Church in San Francisco. Pelosi also used the occasion to talk about passing HR15 - bipartisan immigration legislation that her office says would "reduce the deficit by nearly $1 trillion, secure our borders, unite our families, protect our workers and provide an earned pathway to citizenship." The Democratic leader´s ceremony coincides with Pope Francis´ similar ceremony in Rome to mark Holy Week.

Illinois Dems to offer $100 million in
taxpayer money to lure Obama library site

25 replie(s)
Investor´s Business Daily, by Andrew Malcolm    Original Article
Posted By: SurferLad- 4/18/2014 9:15:50 AM     Post Reply
First, the good news: We are close enough to the end of the Obama presidency for his crowd to talk about a presidential library. Now, the bad news: Obama´s retirement is still 1,008 days distant. Plenty of time though to round up the dough to build it somewhere. Figure they need Solyndra-style money, at least $500 million. The last two presidents – Bill Clinton and George W. Bush -- built their legacy edifices totally with private money. [Snip] However, Obama supporters have a different take. They think taxpayers should put up $100 million in public money for Obama´s library.

Every Media Outlet: Hillary
Grandkid the Most Consequential
Baby Since Jesus

25 replie(s)
Mediaite, by Tina Nguyen    Original Article
Posted By: JoniTx- 4/18/2014 10:34:40 AM     Post Reply
Less than 16 hours after Chelsea Clinton announced she was pregnant, a lot of major news outlets started staring into the crystal ball of Chelsea’s womb, wondering what this currently floating zygotic multicellular being meant for the prospects of Hillary Clinton’s 2016 campaign, which is also a floating, zygotic, multicellular being. Their answer: The immaculately conceived Clinton child could mean everything. And no, it’s not just the fact that having a grandchild could be personally fulfilling to Hillary and Bill (mazel tov, by the way), or that a cute baby would be a sweet cherry on top of Hillary’s already

Deadbeat on the Range
25 replie(s)
New York Times, by Timothy Eagan    Original Article
Posted By: Pluperfect- 4/18/2014 3:52:52 PM     Post Reply
Imagine a vendor on the National Mall, selling burgers and dogs, who hasn’t paid his rent in 20 years. He refuses to recognize his landlord, the National Park Service, as a legitimate authority. Every court has ruled against him, and fines have piled up. What’s more, the effluents from his food cart are having a detrimental effect on the spring grass in the capital. Would an armed posse come to his defense, aiming their guns at the park police? Would the lawbreaker get prime airtime on Fox News, breathless updates in the Drudge Report, a sympathetic ear from Tea Party Republicans?

   

Post Reply   Close thread 717632





Home Page | Latest Posts | Links | Must Reads | Update Profile | RSS | Contribute | Register | Rules & FAQs
Privacy Policy | Search | Post | Contact | Logout | Forgot Password | Search Using Google



© 2014 Lucianne.com Media Inc.

FS