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When the lier releases his tax returns, how will we know they weren't made up from whole cloth?

I don't expect the IRS to verify them and what organization could?

Will the MSM insist on an audit? Doubtful.

Just saying.

Good rundown of potential GOP VP candidates.

Short bios of 16 Rmoney might consider. With Pictures.


Jump start the economy!

Paul Craig Roberts solution to the so-called financial crisis - http://globalresearch.ca/index.php?context=va&aid=31272 -

Everyone wants a solution, so I will provide one. The US government should simply cancel the $230 trillion in derivative bets, declaring them null and void. As no real assets are involved, merely gambling on notional values, the only major effect of closing out or netting all the swaps (mostly over-the-counter contracts between counter-parties) would be to take $230 trillion of leveraged risk out of the financial system. The financial gangsters who want to continue enjoying betting gains while the public underwrites their losses would scream and yell about the sanctity of contracts. However, a government that can murder its own citizens or throw them into dungeons without due process can abolish all the contracts it wants in the name of national security. And most certainly, unlike the war on terror, purging the financial system of the gambling derivatives would vastly improve national security.


(I'm not endorsing the website or anything on it.)

Just returned from 4000 mile road trip from east coast to Kansas and back.

Not one Romney bumper sticker.

One Chevy Volt in Kentucky. Cool.

Record High temperatures. Hot.

Beautiful countryside.

Just saying.

Most of you know this about America's talk radio....

But I don't travel much and I just found out.

So I'm driving from Cape Cod to Washington D.C. trying to listen to NPR, my usual source for radio news etc. I notice vast stretches of Connecticut have no coverage but in those areas there is no problem finding Rush Limbaugh etc. Eventually I give up trying to get anything and settle for some music.

Then, My brother and I head out for the midwest in his car...its a wedding.... and I'm telling him about the right wing overrunning the air waves.
He says no problem, and turns on his Sirius satellite radio. The left is back! Channel 127. All the guys I have read about on DU are there and telling it how it is. Tom Hartman and Ed Schultz etc.

Heads up, there's HOPE>

Antonin Scalia says he was wrong, there has been an innocent executed!


What did you expect? From Scalia? I don't think so.

Columbia U. investigates Texas execution and finds big holes in the justice system.


Here's a pretty good article about Romney's budget plans for the USA!

Just a quick summary:

"There's good reason why Ryan's budget and the Romney budget don't have details," said Jim Horney, a budget analyst with the liberal-leaning Center on Budget and Policy priorities think tank. "If people knew what it would actually have to be done to accomplish what they're saying should be done, it's hard to imagine there would be widespread support for it."


Another quote from the article:

"At issue are these programs, just to name a few: health research; NASA; transportation; homeland security; education; food inspection; housing and heating subsidies for the poor; food aid for pregnant women; the FBI; grants to local governments; national parks; and veterans' health care.

Romney promises to immediately cut them by 5 percent. But they would have to be cut more than 20 percent to meet his overall budget goals, assuming veterans' health care is exempted. It's almost unthinkable that lawmakers would go along with cuts of such magnitude for air traffic control and food inspection or to agencies like NASA, the FBI, Border Patrol and the Centers for Disease Control.

"It's just not sustainable," said GOP lobbyist Jim Dyer, a former staff director for the House Appropriations Committee. "What do you want to do with the national parks? Which ones do you want to close? ...The only way it adds up is if you go after the big, popular stuff, and nobody talks about that now."

RE; Trayvon Martin/George Zimmermann...Have we made any progress since 1931?

Here's a little story about the NRA board member, Harlon Carter, who took over the organization in 1977.

•On March 3, 1931, in Laredo, Texas, Carter, who was 17, shot and killed 15-year-old Ramón Casiano. After returning home from school that day, Carter was told by his mother that there were three Hispanic youths loitering near their family’s property. Carter left his house, shotgun in tow, to confront the alleged loiterers. After finding Casiano and his two companions, Carter pointed his shotgun at them and ordered them to come with him. Casiano refused and pulled out a knife and asked Carter if he would like to fight. Carter then pointed the shotgun at Casiano’s chest. Casiano pushed the gun aside and asked Carter not to shoot while taking a step back. He was then shot and killed. Carter claimed self-defense, but the presiding judge instructed the jury, “There is no evidence that defendant had any lawful authority to require deceased to go to his house for questioning, and if defendant was trying to make deceased go there for that purpose at the time of the killing, he was acting without authority of law, and the law of self-defense does not apply.” Carter was convicted of murder without malice aforethought (a crime similar to second-degree murder) and sentenced to three years in prison. Subsequently, Carter successfully appealed his conviction with the appeals court, holding that the trial court failed “to submit to the jury appropriate instructions upon the law of self-defense.” When the shooting incident was reported in media in 1981, Carter initially denied that he had killed Casiano before falsely claiming that the shooting took place on his property.

3 years for second degree murder in Texas? "Got out on a technicality" as they say.


New Yorker magazine has an interesting article about history of 2nd amendment, NRA and gun control

Lots of interesting history about gun control and 2nd amendment in this article. I recommend reading it. Gun nuts please respond with a little personal history about when you got worked up about right to "Bear Arms" and where did that concealed carry thing start up from?

Really interested and hearing about your personal history with guns and the NRA. Does anyone remember the Cincinnati thing?


Thanks for a little thoughtfulness. Please read the article before going off on me.

Where does Rmoney pay his state taxes?

With 6 places to live is he actually choosing Massachusetts, with a 5.25% tax rate to pay his taxes or No Tax New hampshire?

Anyone know? It will be fun to see his Birth Certificate...I mean Tax records.


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