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  •  Sex-Ed 101 (7+ / 0-)

    Mr. McGuire: I just want to say one word to you. Just one word.
     Benjamin: Yes, sir.
     Mr. McGuire: Are you listening?
     Benjamin: Yes, I am.
     Mr. McGuire: Plastics.

    Fuck Big Brother...from now on, WE'RE watching.

    by franklyn on Sat Aug 18, 2012 at 03:04:30 PM PDT

  •  Well it looks like Ryan got the whole (11+ / 0-)

    "retroactive" thing down...

    In Romney/Ryan-land Obama is retroactively responsible for all hardship -- including but not limited to natural disaster.

    Oh shut up and tax the rich.

    by stuntfrau on Sat Aug 18, 2012 at 03:07:58 PM PDT

    •  Ryans alternate universe where Obama (1+ / 0-)
      Recommended by:
      Mnemosyne

      is responsible for the Janesville GM plant closure, Pearl Harbor, the Viet Cong capture of Saigon and hiding Saddams WMD's could use a reality check.....

       And I have just the suggestion for that........immediate cessation of every gub'mint dollar flowing through Janesville. All those bucks from various levels of government -- take 'em away. My understanding is that that is about all that's keeping the town afloat and reasonably solvent. Should concentrate their minds wonderfully.

       And if it doesn't, well, it'll feel good. And we could enjoy the spectacle of Paul Ruin explaining away the evils of government investment.

       And that will feel especially good.......

      it tastes like burning...

      by eastvan on Sat Aug 18, 2012 at 03:58:56 PM PDT

      [ Parent ]

    •  Except for the killing of Osama, (3+ / 0-)
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      417els, leftywright, dwakeman

      the happened under Bush. But 9-11 well that was Clinton.

  •  Bush? Bush Who? (11+ / 0-)

    Don't you remember? It went straight from Clinton to Obama according to the rightdingbats. The last reaganomics disaster was only a fart in the wind. He who would not be named, or invited to their Convention twice in 8 years.

    All of these smug little jerks look alike to me – from Ralph Reed to Eric Cantor to Jeb Hensarling to Rand Paul and now to Ryan, they all look like overgrown kids who got nipple-twisted in the halls in high school..Matt Taibbi.

    by Ky DEM on Sat Aug 18, 2012 at 03:08:33 PM PDT

    •  Clinton was forced from office in disgrace (0+ / 0-)

      on September 12th, 2001, according to them.

      It's about time I changed my signature.

      by Khun David on Sat Aug 18, 2012 at 04:47:27 PM PDT

      [ Parent ]

    •  That's exactly it. (0+ / 0-)

      If they just completely ignore Bush altogether they can make all the right wingers believe that before Obama took office everything was fantastic. They know how toxic Bush is so it has been their plan from day one to completely ignore him, not make any reference to him and just pretend he never existed.

  •  And, of course, we already "know" that Obama... (9+ / 0-)

    ... turned the surplus into a deficit, bailed out the banks, got us into two wars, failed to protect us from terrorists, turned our public schools into failures, and caused the racial tension we have in this country. And stuff.

    No matter the absence of truth - even "truthiness" - in Ryan's latest claim, it will be readily absorbed into the reality of those who detest the President. They constantly crave some justification for their fear and loathing, even if it is invented justification.

    If you don't stick to your values when they're tested, they're not values. They're... hobbies. -- Jon Stewart, Jan. 22, 2009

    by pat208 on Sat Aug 18, 2012 at 03:08:34 PM PDT

  •  The 4 ways the Romney/Ryan plan (11+ / 0-)

    affects TODAY'S seniors.

    1.  Cuts the time until Medicare insolvency by 8 years thus increases the chance that Medicare premiums will increase.

    2.  Opens the doughtnut hole so seniors pay hundreds of dollars per year more in prescription drugs

    3.  Today's seniors will no longer have free preventative care.

    4.  Turning Medicare into a voucher program will syphon off less sick seniors to the private insurance market which will cause seniors who stay on traditional Medicare to pay MORE in premiums every year.

    Now the Obama team and Democrats need to REPEAT REPEAT & REPEAT these FACTS.

    President Obama, January 9, 2012: "Change is hard, but it is possible. I've Seen it. I've Lived it."

    by Drdemocrat on Sat Aug 18, 2012 at 03:10:08 PM PDT

  •  well, we all know... (6+ / 0-)

    that history began on Jan. 20, 2009.

    United we bargain. Divided we beg.

    by mellowjohn on Sat Aug 18, 2012 at 03:13:49 PM PDT

  •  Share everywhere! (7+ / 0-)

    Share this on FB, twitter, where ever you can!   Paul Ryan LIES!!!  Or else he's too stupid to read a calendar....

    "Focusing your life solely on making a buck shows a certain poverty of ambition. It asks too little of yourself. Because it's only when you hitch your wagon to something larger than yourself that you realize your true potential." - Barack Obama

    by Ricochet67 on Sat Aug 18, 2012 at 03:14:18 PM PDT

    •  I do, and (2+ / 0-)
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      gramofsam1, Angie in WA State

      I would do it more often except my son's name is Ryan & when I put that on FB all his friends ask him what he lied to me about... So I just put Paul Ryan LIES!  

      "Focusing your life solely on making a buck shows a certain poverty of ambition. It asks too little of yourself. Because it's only when you hitch your wagon to something larger than yourself that you realize your true potential." - Barack Obama

      by Ricochet67 on Sat Aug 18, 2012 at 03:23:51 PM PDT

      [ Parent ]

  •  The astonishing mendacity (9+ / 0-)

    Is that this is not some random plant closure.  This is a plant closure with which Ryan was intimately involved.  He wrote letters.  He wrote op-eds.  He campaigned on the issue.  He has to know when the plant actually closed.

    As my father used to say,"We have the best government money can buy."

    by BPARTR on Sat Aug 18, 2012 at 03:20:55 PM PDT

  •  they're Cartoon Figure politicians w their lies (3+ / 0-)

    and bad cartoons.

    80 % of success is showing up

    Corporate is not the solution to our problem

    Corporate is the problem

    by Churchill on Sat Aug 18, 2012 at 03:23:11 PM PDT

  •  Ryan's like Boss Hogg in Dukes of Hazard (3+ / 0-)

    full of lies

    80 % of success is showing up

    Corporate is not the solution to our problem

    Corporate is the problem

    by Churchill on Sat Aug 18, 2012 at 03:23:33 PM PDT

  •  W. didn't even lie this much, they're nutz if they (2+ / 0-)
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    nellgwen, D in Northern Virginia

    think they can get buy with all of this

    80 % of success is showing up

    Corporate is not the solution to our problem

    Corporate is the problem

    by Churchill on Sat Aug 18, 2012 at 03:24:36 PM PDT

  •  But...But..but The Young Gun is so smart and wonky (3+ / 0-)
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    drmah, nellgwen, Rube Goldberg

    He must know better.   Perhaps it is the fault, again, of that darn staff of his, who sent out those letters requesting stim money, when they should have known the ideologue hero was firmly against it.  Or perhaps that crack staff was too busy reading Atlas Shrugged while pinned beneath the bus under which they were thrown, to notice the time frame error.  Certainly, the bold blue-eyed con hero could not have lied!

    Please click here to help me help Barack Obama and our overall cause! LOSING IS NOT AN OPTION!!!  I pledge ALL royalties earned between now and October 1, will be donated to the Obama Campaign through barackobama.com.  Read Aldus Shrugged and spread the word about an altruistic Capitalism; and help re-elect our president!

    Aldus Shrugged : The Antidote to Ayn Rand. @floydbluealdus1

    by Floyd Blue on Sat Aug 18, 2012 at 03:24:39 PM PDT

  •  Stupid? A liar? or a Stupid Liar? (2+ / 0-)
    Recommended by:
    nellgwen, ko62

    Gravitation cannot be held responsible for people falling in love. - Einstein

    by moose67 on Sat Aug 18, 2012 at 03:25:07 PM PDT

  •  Photo caption: (2+ / 0-)
    Recommended by:
    Greenfinches, nellgwen

    "What?"

    Fuck Big Brother...from now on, WE'RE watching.

    by franklyn on Sat Aug 18, 2012 at 03:28:21 PM PDT

  •  An update on my pareents (4+ / 0-)
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    drmah, Angie in WA State, basket, 417els

     Well if you remember I told you guys that my parents did not vote for Obama the first time. Then I added that my dad said he was going to vote for Obama this time.
      Then I told you that my mother said she was not going to vote for Romney.
      Now the other day she said she wants Obama to win.
      That means they are voting for Obama, not against Mitt.
       Do you realize that?

       I told you guys last night that my favorite used record store is shutting it's doors today. I just got home from there.
       I got a John Coltrane/ Thelonious Monk rare concert poster for my cousin as a Christmas present, a Benny Goodman CD, and a Big Bill Morganfield CD. He's Muddy Waters's son.
      There wasn't much to be had.
      I wished them to be open again soon. The closing was due to an issue about the lease, it wasn't financial.

    You guys can call him what you want, after today he'll forever be known to me as Mitt the Inept., and Lady Ann his wife.

    by nellgwen on Sat Aug 18, 2012 at 03:28:29 PM PDT

  •  Though it's been said many times, many ways, (1+ / 0-)
    Recommended by:
    nellgwen

    "Oops."

    Fuck Big Brother...from now on, WE'RE watching.

    by franklyn on Sat Aug 18, 2012 at 03:33:11 PM PDT

  •  What the hell does President Obama have to do (4+ / 0-)

    with $4.00 gasoline?  I wonder how many teabots will just swallow this swill.

    I hope the Obama campaign is going to make this video into an ad and plaster it all over the country.

    "In this world of sin and sorrow there is always something to be thankful for; as for me, I rejoice that I am not a Republican." - H. L. Mencken

    by SueDe on Sat Aug 18, 2012 at 03:35:32 PM PDT

    •  They seem to be swallowing it... (1+ / 0-)
      Recommended by:
      SueDe

      in the Villages - watching 11:00 news, showing old people holding posters that say "Obama Stole Our Medicare."  

      What's left of the Greatest Generation has lost it's mind....

      If my dad had been buried, he would be rolling over in his grave - he was a lifelong Republican, but he had a brain and wasn't a stupid, blind lemming ... (which is probably why he decided NOT to buy a house in the Villages when he & my mom decided to sell their little house out in the boonies and move closer in to town in Ocala).  

      "Focusing your life solely on making a buck shows a certain poverty of ambition. It asks too little of yourself. Because it's only when you hitch your wagon to something larger than yourself that you realize your true potential." - Barack Obama

      by Ricochet67 on Sat Aug 18, 2012 at 08:12:39 PM PDT

      [ Parent ]

  •  Shared the link on FB (2+ / 0-)
    Recommended by:
    nellgwen, Angie in WA State

    I hate liars and he seems like he can tell some real whoppers.  Unfortunately, no one in his audience of supporters would question his 'facts'.

  •  We Know - What Will The Media Do (1+ / 0-)
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    nellgwen

    We have been on top of everything for years. However, we have small voices. Will the people with big voices do anything about it?

    They, the press, are not inclined to press the republicans on anything. After spending a vacation jetting around with Mitt in Europe did they bother doing anything other than report nothing?

    I expect this news along with the breaking news that the Koch bros spent $100,000,000 to buy a vp candidate, to go nowhere.  Call me cynical, but with the media owned by Murdock and Comcast/NBC what can you expect.

    Pam Bennett -6.95 -7.50

    by Pam Bennett on Sat Aug 18, 2012 at 03:41:50 PM PDT

  •  Straight from the horse's mouth (2+ / 0-)
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    Icicle68, 417els

    "No man is rich enough to buy back his past." ~ Oscar Wilde

    by ozsea1 on Sat Aug 18, 2012 at 03:47:16 PM PDT

  •  Ryan's name, when translated into Chinese.. (1+ / 0-)
    Recommended by:
    Angie in WA State

    ...is actually lai un

    They just use characters with similar pronunciations to write foreign names in Chinese.

    Paul Lyin'....seems appropriate.

    draw a window on the wall to remind you of the silkrain that makes things grow - Yoko Ono

    by quinn on Sat Aug 18, 2012 at 03:50:55 PM PDT

  •  This building was closing (1+ / 0-)
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    ybruti

    no matter how much gas cost, or who was president. The Janesville plant is an ancient, multistory, cavernous structure built decades ago, and long obsolete. I have been inside it, and it is a white elephant.

    For many reasons, the physical layout of the building itself makes it unsuited to efficient production of automobiles using modern assembly line setups and methods. Their product was Chevy Suburban SUVs and medium duty truck chassis (think dump trucks). The closure was already in the works when the Bush depression hit.

    Plants like this one--outdated, inefficient, and far too costly to convert to modern use--have been closed down nationwide by all the automakers. They just are not useable as auto assembly plants any more.

    "A lie is not the other side of a story; it's just a lie."

    by happy camper on Sat Aug 18, 2012 at 04:11:35 PM PDT

  •  Of course he did, in Revisionist-History-that (0+ / 0-)

    -never-was-America... all things are possible.

    Especially if a lying Republican candidate says them on national TV.

    * * *
    I like paying taxes...with them, I buy Civilization
    -- SCOTUS Justice O.W. Holmes Jr.
    * * *
    "A Better World is Possible"
    -- #Occupy

    by Angie in WA State on Sat Aug 18, 2012 at 04:14:28 PM PDT

  •  Ha! (1+ / 0-)
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    FiredUpInCA

    At first I thought someone photoshoped a growing nose on Ryan.  Just the name tag of the guy in the background.

    "Son, if you really want something in this life, you have to work for it. Now quiet! They're about to announce the lottery numbers." Homer Simpson

    by SanAntonioKrusty on Sat Aug 18, 2012 at 04:20:40 PM PDT

  •  Audio of Obama at GM plant in Janesville 2008 (0+ / 0-)

    The Janesville Gazette has audio of then-Sen. Barack Obama at the GM Plant in 2008 here.

    Form follows function -- Louis Sullivan

    by Spud1 on Sat Aug 18, 2012 at 06:15:40 PM PDT

    •  Opps - the audio doesn't work (0+ / 0-)

      but the paper does have photos of Obama's 13 Feb 2008 visit, and my guess a story from the time somewhere on their website.

      Form follows function -- Louis Sullivan

      by Spud1 on Sat Aug 18, 2012 at 06:18:18 PM PDT

      [ Parent ]

      •  Found a transcript of Obama's speech at the GM (0+ / 0-)

        plant in Janesville on 13 Feb 2008 here. From it:

        We are not standing on the brink of recession due to forces beyond our control. The fallout from the housing crisis that’s cost jobs and wiped out savings was not an inevitable part of the business cycle. It was a failure of leadership and imagination in Washington – the culmination of decades of decisions that were made or put off without regard to the realities of a global economy and the growing inequality it’s produced.

        It’s a Washington where George Bush hands out billions in tax cuts year after year to the biggest corporations and the wealthiest few who don’t need them and don’t ask for them – tax breaks that are mortgaging our children’s future on a mountain of debt; tax breaks that could’ve gone into the pockets of the working families who needed them most.

        It’s a Washington where decades of trade deals like NAFTA and China have been signed with plenty of protections for corporations and their profits, but none for our environment or our workers who’ve seen factories shut their doors and millions of jobs disappear; workers whose right to organize and unionize has been under assault for the last eight years.

        It’s a Washington where politicians like John McCain and Hillary Clinton voted for a war in Iraq that should’ve never been authorized and never been waged – a war that is costing us thousands of precious lives and billions of dollars a week that could’ve been used to rebuild crumbling schools and bridges; roads and buildings; that could’ve been invested in job training and child care; in making health care affordable or putting college within reach.

        And it’s a Washington that has thrown open its doors to lobbyists and special interests who’ve riddled our tax code with loopholes that let corporations avoid paying their taxes while you’re paying more. They’ve been allowed to write an energy policy that’s keeping us addicted to oil when there are families choosing between gas and groceries. They’ve used money and influence to kill health care reform at a time when half of all bankruptcies are caused by medical bills, and then they’ve rigged our bankruptcy laws to make it harder to climb out of debt. They don’t represent ordinary Americans, they don’t fund my campaign, and they won’t drown out the voices of working families when I am President.

        Form follows function -- Louis Sullivan

        by Spud1 on Sat Aug 18, 2012 at 06:28:05 PM PDT

        [ Parent ]

  •  Don't these people (0+ / 0-)

    live there? Jeez. Paul Ryan must think they are pretty stupid, or have memory loss.

  •  I feel the need for a new ad... (0+ / 0-)

    Something along the lines of "Liar, Liar!"

  •  Ryan just made it cool (1+ / 0-)
    Recommended by:
    CJ WIHorse

    To be from Beloit.

  •  This is an open theard, right? (1+ / 0-)
    Recommended by:
    Randomfactor

    I have had one of the worst days of my life.  ARRGGGGGHH!  Just wanted to vent to someone who might hear.

    Republican Platform = Fear, Anger, and Hate. Oddly their God preached against those very traits.

    by TexDemAtty on Sun Aug 19, 2012 at 02:52:34 AM PDT

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