Top 10 Re-Assigned Quotes For GOP Candidates

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Sometimes we hear statements that end up so appropriate in another context. With that in mind, following are 10 quotes that could either be assigned to or come directly from the remaining GOP Presidential candidates.

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Mitt Romney:

“Art is about making something out of nothing and selling it.”

~ Frank Zappa

*We figure that to have lasted this long, Mitt is clearly quite good at selling something even though we can see that there’s no substance there.*

And…

Mitt Romney’s response to most questions — even when it seems that he has given an answer:

“There ain’t no answer.… [Read more]

New Republican Debate to Focus on Breadth, Depth of Candidates’ Reagan Trivia

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Sensing an overall lull in interest after approaching the 3652nd Republican Primary Debate of the 2012 election, RNC chairman Reince Prebus has announced that the next GOP debate will be focused exclusively around trivia relating to former President, and GOP man-God, Ronald Reagan.Prebus, in an exclusive interview to Borderless News and Views(BNV), said, “So we were all sitting around, trying to figure out how to try and get people interesting in the shit-slinging again.… [Read more]

Why Is Healthcare So Hard?

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Last year, I was involved in a car accident in which I’m lucky to have survived.  Both me and another car tried to merge into the same lane at the same time; our cars kissed on the side and then after bouncing off his car, I over corrected and went off the road and into an embankment, totaling the Ford Explorer I was driving, breaking two vertebrae and tearing my right rotator cuff.… [Read more]

2012 Republicans May Not Believe in Climate Change, But Your Insurance Company Does

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“I believe the earth gets warmer and I also believe the earth gets cooler. And I think history points out that it does that and that the idea that man…is somehow responsible for climate change is, I think, just patently absurd when you consider all the other factors.”  ~ Rick Santorum,

“I actually don’t know whether global warming is occurring.” ~ Newt Gingrich

“My view is that we don’t know what’s causing climate change on this planet.” ~ Mitt Romney

“There is no consensus in the scientific community that global warming is getting worse or that it is man-made.” ~ Ron Paul

2011 was a record high year for disasters: Hurricane Irene, a blizzard, the floods in Mississippi and the wildfires in Texas.… [Read more]

Latin America and Its Classist Struggle

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Latin America is a huge region spanning much of the Americas.  Its topography, geography and peoples are among the most diverse in the world. Its people, though, by far are its greatest asset with their wonderful music, literature and arts, their lavish hospitality and their incredibly rich languages.

Latin America, however, has its ‘dark side’.  With bloody civil wars, rampant crime and, perhaps worst of all, its ever-pervasive classism.… [Read more]

It’s A Wrap – Week In Review January 29, 2012

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Although we have moved forward by one week, events we discussed this week may make us wonder if we’re going backwards. Here we are in 2012 and we’re revisiting things that took place during the McCarthy era: loyalty oaths that threaten our ability to function as a democracy and ramped-up requirements that threaten trample on voter’s rights.… [Read more]

Secrecy, Lies and…Campaigning

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Though you behave as though you’re forthright, you seem to have so much to hide, Mitt Romney. It’s the secrecy…it’s the double-talk….it’s the evasiveness.  We don’t know who you are — and, unfortunately, the things we DO know are things that help us to understand why even your own base doesn’t like or trust you that much.  … [Read more]

Retirement and Recession, Where Do You Stand?

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Millions of people spend years planning for retirement. Many invested their income into stocks expecting investment returns of at least 8% and others expected their homes to have appreciated in value by 10% each year. Their expectations have been shaken to the core during this recession and long periods of economic uncertainty.

Because a large portion of people nearing retirement are not going to have as much to retire on as they initially thought, many are facing some serious questions that must be answered: How much more will I have to save?… [Read more]

The Good Old Days of 1984

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On Election Day of 1984, I was a seven year old girl excited to have a day off from school. My mother, thirty years older, was a mixture of emotions. She was looking very forward to reporting to her polling place, my elementary school, and voting for the all but certain loser – Walter Mondale. She was also nervous.… [Read more]

Careful What You Wish For

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No discussion about economic inequality would be complete without an uneducated, unemployed outlier’s two cents, would it?

I’m down with the Occupy movement, its message and its method. I’ve stopped by McPherson Square, taken in the sites and smells, chatted with some Occupiers, and had a cool time. The place had a warm, inviting vibe that got me thinking about pitching a tent so that I wouldn’t have to pay rent or attention to personal hygiene ever again.… [Read more]

The Degree of Who or What You Know

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I attended my friend’s 25th birthday dinner this past Saturday night. Surrounded by a few of her friends and a majority of her family, we indulged in plenty of alcohol. What should have turned into chaos instead evolved into a conversation about education. Included in the group of friends was one whom I had not seen since middle school.… [Read more]

Ayn Rand, An Intellectual Fraud

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The libertarian movement finds great comfort in the works of Ayn Rand without realizing that her books are essentially a work of fiction that have no basis in reality.

The first time I read Ayn Rand was when I was in high school. I do not remember whether it was Atlas Shrugged or Fountainhead. However, I certainly remember what I came back with, my synopsis: “It takes a lot of words to fool the world”.… [Read more]

Super-PACs: Stop It

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You turn on the television, unlock your Ipod, or open up your Blackberry to check out the latest news.  You squeeze in catching up on the daily headlines in the little “free” time you have found while watching your family savings drain into that ‘maybe it’ll be stolen this year’ gas guzzler.  You overwhelm yourself, instantaneously, hovering over the toilet, staring at the flat screen in your hand, and hoping to stay current.… [Read more]

Freeing Yourself From Religious Traditions

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Becoming a new father involves a great philosophical change. No longer are you thinking about how much money you can save for the weekend or the month, but of how much you should save for the next 18 years. My wife and I are welcoming a baby boy into our lives this May and cannot be happier about it.… [Read more]

Turning Back the Clock

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Guatemala, called, “The Land of Eternal Spring”, is a small, but incredibly beautiful country in Central America. There are lush tropical forests, active volcanoes, and Lake Atitlán, which Aldous Huxley remarked that it was “too much of a good thing”.

A 36-year long civil war systematically and deliberately exterminated the noble Mayan people of Guatemala. 200,000 were killed, in which about 83% were Mayan, according to a U.N.… [Read more]

The Virginia Loyalty Oath: More Than A Step Backwards

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The Loyalty Oath enacted by Virginia Republicans in December of 2011 is already receiving severe criticism from Republicans and Democrats alike. The oath, voted in by the GOP State Central Committee, requires any person voting in the Republican primary on March 6th to sign a statement.  Voters are expected to sign this oath prior to casting their ballots requiring the voter to support the nominated Republican candidate for president.… [Read more]

It’s a Wrap – Week In Review, January 22, 2012

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What a week! We started the week with a national holiday, the annual celebration of the life and work of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. I Have A Dream reminds us that we have come so far as a nation but we still have a long way to go.  When we take time to look at how far we have to push forward in order to make that “more perfect Union”, we have to take a step back to see where we went wrong.… [Read more]

Thanks, Booker T., For Red Tails

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I purchased my ticket to see Red Tails yesterday! It’s the story of the first Black pilots to fly under the banner of the U.S. armed forces. They were the 332nd Fighter Group and the 477 Bombardment Group of the U.S. Army Air Corps, and they served in a segregated U.S. Army during World War II.… [Read more]

People Are Crazy

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“God is great, beer is good and people are crazy.”

~ Billy Currington

Though I’m not at all a religious person, hearing a statement like that is somewhat reassuring in that it’s a simply put way of saying that things will be fine. Despite all of the craziness we experience on a daily basis, we’ll be OK; today we are taking a break from primaries, debates, caucuses and campaigning to remember just that.… [Read more]

Avoiding The Cuckoo’s Nest

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The GOP’s South Carolina primaries take place on Saturday, January 21st. It’s the third primary but first in the south — a fact that is not lost on the candidates.  *Fanning myself* Mmmmm…. I can smell it in the air.  All of that evangelical Christian bible belt social conservatism tradition steeped in hospitable mendacity and intolerance….*breathing deeply*  Aaaahhh…Dixie.[Read more]