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  •  So you would have preferred Romney, then? (4+ / 0-)
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    /snark

    "Liberty without virtue would be no blessing to us" - Benjamin Rush, 1777

    by kovie on Thu Mar 07, 2013 at 01:05:47 PM PST

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    •  I would have (2+ / 0-)
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      wanted Wesley Clark for Sod or CIA. This is like appointing John Yoo to run the office of governmental accountability or anything for that matter.

      President Obama would have been a republican in the 1980's & 1990's. Go figure.

      by Tool on Thu Mar 07, 2013 at 03:13:27 PM PST

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      •  I'm starting to believe that no matter who (4+ / 0-)
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        they put in these jobs, if they're not already complicit, they soon will be. It's like the Borg. Just a couple of weeks into his term at State, Kerry authorizes the release of a report all but insisting that Keystone be approved--a report put together under his predecessor, our heir apparent.

        I think Dems are all running for the lifeboats, having given up on the ship. It's just that some lifeboats are nicer than others. MUCH nicer.

        "Liberty without virtue would be no blessing to us" - Benjamin Rush, 1777

        by kovie on Thu Mar 07, 2013 at 03:43:25 PM PST

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        •  well we knew that keystone was improved (3+ / 0-)
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          the president is math impaired

          he doesn't understand what 400ppm means.

          he doesn't understand that budget deficits don't depend on social security.

          big badda boom : GRB 090423

          by squarewheel on Thu Mar 07, 2013 at 04:07:17 PM PST

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        •  that report was written by TransCanada contractor (1+ / 0-)
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          http://grist.org/...

          The State Department’s “don’t worry” environmental impact statement for the proposed Keystone XL tarsands pipeline, released late Friday afternoon, was written not by government officials but by a private company in the pay of the pipeline’s owner. The “sustainability consultancy” Environmental Resources Management (ERM) was paid an undisclosed amount under contract to TransCanada to write the statement, which is now an official government document.  The statement estimates, and then dismisses, the pipeline’s massive carbon footprint and other environmental impacts, because, it asserts, the mining and burning of the tar sands is unstoppable.

          without the ants the rainforest dies

          by aliasalias on Thu Mar 07, 2013 at 04:24:24 PM PST

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