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  1. Zuhlamon commented on Ken Catalino 6 days ago

    btw, google “government monitors newsrooms” for a bunch of sites exploring this latest fantasy. The right wing sites vary in intensity, but eventually get around to the paranoid theme of “OBAMA IS PUTTING GOVERNMENT MONITORS IN NEWSROOMS!!”
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    Yeah. Eat it up with a fork and spoon.

  2. Zuhlamon commented on Ken Catalino 6 days ago

    The Government, on the other hand, floated the idea recently of having “monitors” in newsrooms
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    Care to share which source you picked up that latest bit of paranoid politics? I saw an op-ed piece in the WSJ (one of Murdoch’s rags), with freak-outs by Glenn Beck, World Net Daily, and others including (of course) FOX News.
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    So, what is your authoritative source? Pat Robertson? Breitbart? Drudge? FOX News? HotAir? Well, a rumor ballooned into a full-fledged conspiracy to fan the flames of yet another freak-out by the right (which you obligingly sucked up).
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    Here’s an explanation (with links) of the origin of that tasty little wingnut feast:
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    http://www.msnbc.com/rachel-maddow-show/the-fcc-wont-monitor-newsrooms
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    Yeah, yeah, I know, it’s Rachel Maddow again. That pesky ol’ liberal who keeps pointing out these things… but let’s see you refute her

  3. Zuhlamon commented on Steve Benson 6 days ago

    It’ll be like old times again
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    Obama sends his thugs? Really? After they shut down the government, the park ranger who showed up to disrupt FOX News’ little photo-op was working on her own time. And the kids with cancer BS? Really? If you shut down the (expletive) government, you can’t cherry pick which departments will be funded.
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    And like it or not, Crooks and Liars is a HELL of a lot smarter than you or I. Refute them, else just stay in your GOP reality bubble and keep echoing the talking points they feed you.

  4. Zuhlamon commented on Nick Anderson 6 days ago

    Gruber was an idiot for crassly saying what he did – but you can’t paint the President for Gruber’s first amendment right to air his stupid opinions.
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    If you want to go down that road, there are plenty of other slime speeches by prominent conservatives.
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    As an example, Senator Orrin Hatch (R-Utah) said a few days ago that Progressives were “straight old dumbass liberals”. So, what do you think would have been the reaction of the right-wing media (or Harley) if that was said by a Democrat? Duh?
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    Anyway, remember the cherry-picked lies brought out against the ACA? “Death Panels”, “Government takeover” of health care, “Illegals” will be covered, “Socialism”, “Medicare will be gutted!”, that “living will” provision where grandma will be killed… it goes on and on. Point is, the law was created in an extremely toxic media environment that precluded transparency of the details. The real issue is that Gruber called the American voters stupid. But he’s right, actually – in the sense that anybody who listens to the media hype and lies is the epitome of a stupid voter (or maybe you could call them avid FOX News viewers).
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    Regardless, people don’t like being called stupid, especially when they’re PO’d about a law they’ve been hammered by their media that they should be PO’d about.
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    And like it or not, the ACA is doing very well, thank you (regardless of what Harley is screaming about). If the right-leaning SCOTUS guts it, however, be prepared for a gigantic implosion. Think you have people PO’d about the ACA? It’ll be nothing compared to the millions who have their insurance ripped out, and others thrown back to the “good old days”.

  5. Zuhlamon commented on Lisa Benson 6 days ago

    2009? You had to reach deep, didn’t you? Obama’s Porkulus? Care to clarify, or just use juvenile terms? TARP – the thing that kept us out of a depression, and your Republican pals were more than happy to receive funds from? The fund signed into law by a scared-sh*tless BUSH and implemented by Obama? The Cash for Clunkers that was hugely successful? And the deficit is no longer a real issue. Keep digging.

  6. Zuhlamon commented on Clay Bennett 6 days ago

    I’m betting you think contrails are chemtrails, right?
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    Say what?
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    That comment is so far off, irrelevant, and insulting, I risk being banned just by pointing out how asinine it is. Ok, at best juvenile, which is beneath you.
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    I’ll stop there.

  7. Zuhlamon commented on Nick Anderson 6 days ago

    I did not know about the other speeches he made – I was referencing the 2010 speech. Yes, it’s insulting, and will check the links – though Forbes and Hotair are suspect sites, in my book, and the link I cited was C-span, not Crooks and Liars.

  8. Zuhlamon commented on Nick Anderson 7 days ago

    By the way. I have a friend I see every week at the pub. Not too bright, and is quick to echo the right week talking points, because all he watches (really) is FOX. Been that way the last coupla years.
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    Anyway, today I saw Patrick at the pub (watching the Raiders/Chargers game – helluva game!), and he was tired. He’s been hired to work health insurance lines. Call after call after call. And today was a blitz.
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    He’s changed much of his mind about it, but is still concerned about premiums. And does say that people are getting coverage that they never had before.
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    I swear, this is a guy with an IQ of around 90 or so, and was enthusiastic about what he was doing, and had entrenched opinions that Obamacare was BAD… and now, has mostly changed his mind. He thinks it’s “still too high, but it’s great that people finally have insurance!?”
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    Ok, this is anecdotal, but we cannot go back to the previous arrangements. If problems are found, then FIX it. Going back to the … other system of ad-hoc, pays-yer-money, takes-yer-chances system is worse.

  9. Zuhlamon commented on Nick Anderson 7 days ago

    Don’t redirect. Refute the transcript and the video. Present proof that Obama and/or Gruber said that “voters are stupid”.

  10. Zuhlamon commented on Nick Anderson 7 days ago

    Sorry, Harley. You lose.