• Democurmudgeon: Newsbusters gets as much Mileage out of Possible Voter Fraud as they can.
  • Daily Kos: Rand Paul F’cks up history AGAIN during his rant to Sec Hillary Clinton

    Once again, Rand Paul proves he fails history.  Today, in his rant to Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, Rand Paul falsely boasted that the Beghazi attack was the worst “tragedy” since 9/11.

    “I think ultimately with your leaving that you accept the culpability for the worst tragedy since 9/11. And I really mean that.”Rand Paul, 1/23/2013 During Sec of State Hillary Clinton testimony

    Rand Paul is so damn dumb and wrong.  The worst “tragedy” since 9/11 could be the twenty 6 year olds who were massacred at Sandy Hook Elementary School.     President Obama has said the massacre of (20) 6year olds at Sandy Hook was the worst day of his Presidency.

    Not only does Rand Paul fail current events, he fails those “tragedies” that happened during the Bush Administration:

    Anthrax Attack – 5 Americans murdered, 17 injuredDC Sniper – 9 Americans murdered on American soil, 3 wounded

    Iraq War – 5000 US Troops killed searching for imaginary WMD

    June 14, 2002, U.S. consulate in Karachi, Pakistan
    Suicide bomber kills 12 and injures 51.

    February 20, 2003, international diplomatic compound in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia Truck bomb kills 17.

    February 28, 2003, U.S. consulate in Karachi, Pakistan
    Gunmen on motorcycles killed 2 consulate guards.

    July 30, 2004, U.S. embassy in Taskkent, Uzbekistan
    Suicide bomber kills 2.

    December 6, 2004, U.S. consulate in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia
    Militants stormed and occupied perimeter wall. 5 killed, 10 wounded.

    August 2005, Hurricane Katrina – 1,833 people died.
    Katrina was the deadliest U.S. Hurricane since the 1928 Okeechobee hurricane; total property damage was estimated at $81 billion nearly triple the damage brought by Hurricane Andrew in 1992

    March 2, 2006, U.S. consulate in Karachi, Pakistan
    Suicide car bomber killed 4, including a U.S. diplomat directly targeted by the assailants.

    September 12, 2006, U.S. embassy in Damascus, Syria
    Gunmen attacked embassy with grenades, automatic weapons, and a car bomb (though second truck bomb failed to detonate). 1 killed and 13 wounded.

    July 9, 2008, U.S. consulate in Istanbul, Turkey
    Armed men attacked consulate with pistols and shotguns. 3 killed.

    September 17, 2008, U.S. embassy in Sana’a, Yemen
    Militants dressed as policemen attacked the embassy with RPGs, rifles, grenades and car bombs. 6 soldiers guarding the embassy and 7 civilians were killed. 16 more were injured.

    April 16, 2007 – Virginia Tech University: 32 Killed, 23 injured

    To underscore and highlight Rand Paul’s ignorance of other “current events”

    July 20, 2012 Aurora Colorado Movie Theater Massacre where 12 murdered, 58 injured.October 2012 Hurricane Sandy – One more of the factually “worst tragedies” since 9/11 was Hurricane Sandy (131 reported killed) where Rand Paul voted AGAINST the $60 Billion Relief Funding for Hurricane Sandy victims — and Rand Paul also voted againstthe watered-down GOP version of $24 Billion Relief Funding for Hurricane Sandy victims.

    Rand Paul is a GD idiot and his actions in Congress show that he does not give one damn about preventing another “worse tragedy” since 9/11 as he is against any and all Gun Safety legislation.From his website:

    “Gun control laws only restrict access to responsible gun ownership … I plan to remain vigilant and fight against infringements on our 2nd Amendment rights.”Rand Paul website.

    In short, Rand Paul is saying “so what if ‘worse tradegies’ since 9/11 are happening on US soil and Americans are getting massacred on US soil – ta hell with Gun Safety Laws.


Economics & The Economy

  • Daily Kos: An insulted Rick Perry goes on California job-poaching tour

    Texas Gov. Rick Perry is continuing his efforts to poach California jobs instead of creatin’ some of his own, but I have to think it’s mostly for show. The California governor insulted him, so now he’s gonna double up his previously lame efforts:

    Texas Gov. Rick Perry is stepping up efforts to woo the California business community, even as his earlier attempts were dismissed as “barely a fart” by the Golden State governor.The GOP governor of the Lone Star State will leave on Sunday for a swing through San Francisco, Silicon Valley, Los Angeles and Orange County, where he will meet with “business leaders in the high tech, biotechnology, financial, insurance and film industries,” according to a statement from his office released Thursday.

    As Markos pointed out, businesses in Silicon Valley and other California tech hot spots are there for a reason. They’re not going to be eager to pick up and move to Perry’s vision of a low wage, low education state. Perry’s not trying to woo them by promising anything except lower taxes, but if these companies are in California, they’re already plenty familiar with the tax issue, and still made their choice.Perry is trying hard to make Texas into a business-friendly state mainly by slashing taxes and dumping as many worker protections as possible, thus turning the state into a slightly more convenient Mexico. (Sorry, Mexico. I mean no insult.) Low-wage industries love that approach; more specialized industries and, frankly, more decent ones don’t care so much. As far as I can tell, then, Perry’s not-entirely-serious pitch to California businesses is “hey, you could maybe move all your crap jobs to Texas, right?” The industries he’s targeting (all right, insurance, I’ll give you that one) don’t have all that many crap jobs, though. They’re based where they are for a reason.

    Maybe California should try poaching some jobs from Texas in retaliation. Texas still has its own vibrant tech base, though Rick Perry can claim responsibility for exactly none of it—maybe the California pitch could be “Come move to California. We don’t have Rick Perry.”

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