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July 08, 2011 03:57 PM UTC

Open Line Friday!

  • 24 Comments
  • by: Colorado Pols

“Republicans need to stop talking about revenue and loopholes and all this.”

–Rush Limbaugh, yesterday

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24 thoughts on “Open Line Friday!

    1. If FDR were President, he would be on the radio NOW talking to the public about the disappointing employment news.

      He would say:

      1) Why the projections were too optimistic

      2) What he was going to do about it.

      Why isn’t Obama speaking now to the public?  

      1. He would be fighting like hell for all of us and he would be very loud about it so we would all know he was fighting like hell for us.

        I don’t expect to win every fight, but I do expect the president to at least try.

    2. from GOP ties job numbers to anti-tax stance in debt talks

      “Today’s report is more evidence that the misguided ‘stimulus’ spending binge, excessive regulations, and an overwhelming national debt continue to hold back private-sector job creation in our country,” said House Speaker John Boehner, R-Ohio. “A debt limit increase that raises taxes or fails to make serious spending cuts won’t pass the House.”

      It’s a demand problem you morons, not a supply problems. Corporate America is sitting on trillions of dollars in cash. They don’t need more cash, they need demand for their products.

    1. hard 2 believe it was a sci-fi dream when I was a kid, it became science fact upon its enthralling launch when I was a teen, and now it’s science history by the time my children are just learning about space.

      End of an era that brings about a measure of melancholy for the dreams of my generation.  What next?  

      Wall-E on Mars just isn’t the same.  Wonder how many older astronauts/cosmonauts would be willing to take a 1-way and finish out their lives doing what they love in the name of science?

       

  1. DEROBER

    What actually transpired was much more intense. Bill Murray stopped a scene in progress and pointed to Drew Barrymore, Cameron Diaz, and Lucy Liu saying in order, “I get why you’re here, and you’ve got talent….but what in the hell are you doing here. You can’t act!” At that, Liu blew her lid and attacked Murray, wildly throwing punches. The actors had to be separated to opposite corners of the room while they lobbed verbal hand grenades at each other.

  2. The paper that can not be named is reporting that Hugggins is out as Hancock transition chairmen. Appears could be related to the stock show controversy.

  3. Boulder/Denver/Jeffco areas aren’t done. We’ll probably get a draft map of some of those after the 11th.

    Pols doesn’t support iframes, so go here to play with the interactive versions.

    I know very little about the areas that have been mapped; curious to hear the thoughts of Polsters there.

  4. Appoint Operation Rescue lawyer to physician licensing board

    Kansas Governor Sam Brownback has nominated Operation Rescue defense attorney Richard Macias to the Kansas Board of Healing Arts.

    “We are disappointed, but not surprised, that Governor Brownback nominated Operation Rescue criminal defense attorney Rick Macias to the Kansas Board of Healing Arts,” said Julie Burkhart, executive director of Trust Women PAC, and a former colleague of Kansas physician Dr. George Tiller.

    The Board of Healing Arts is tasked with licensing and disciplining Kansas physicians, a role that is particularly sensitive given that both Brownback and the Kansas legislature have worked tirelessly to pass and enforce legislation that is specifically targeted at abortion providers.  Just last Friday, a federal appeals court blocked enforcement of medically unnecessary regulations aimed at closing down the three clinics providing abortions in the state.

    Regarding those onerous TRAP regulations (Targeted Regulation of Abortion Providers) Chris Matthews mad an interesting comparison last week:

    Is this basically setting a whole bunch of conditions, like they used to do with literacy tests in the South to keep blacks from voting?  Is this a bunch of regulations that basically kill any chance of having an abortion legally in Kansas?

  5. Excellent blog post by RH Reality Check’s Amanda Marcotte:

    When I sat on a panel and listed the number of lies about reproductive health promoted by the religious right to advance their agenda, I had to finally cut myself off before I went on too long and overwhelmed the audience: that abortion causes breast cancer, that abortion causes depression, that condoms don’t protect against HIV, that contraception doesn’t work, that pro-choice organizations are involved in a conspiracy to promote ineffective contraception to discourage abstinence and drive up the abortion rate, and even that a baby was born clutching an IUD. (Big laugh from the audience with that one.)  I didn’t even have time to talk about the more complex and esoteric lies, such as the claim that women (and only women) get dulled to the sensation of post-coital oxytocin flooding, and that prevents them from feeling love in their marriages if they have premarital sex.  And because I didn’t want to depress the fun-loving audience, I didn’t mention the myth that husbands only beat wives because they’re not submissive enough.

  6. These patients, and those like them, need to be able to access abortion care in safe, supportive settings. They need insurance coverage for their medically-indicated pregnancy terminations. These patients need physicians who are trained in abortion care.

    Gov. Scott Walker and Wisconsin’s anti-abortion, anti-choice and anti-birth control action groups are jeopardizing physicians’ ability to provide necessary medical care to patients with complicated pregnancies by further restricting access to abortion in Wisconsin.  

    They want it to be illegal for physicians to learn how to provide abortion care, skills that save women’s lives. They are trying to make it impossible for private insurance companies to cover abortion care, even when due to heartbreaking pregnancy complications.

    They are blocking access to affordable contraceptive services to uninsured and under-insured patients at Planned Parenthood.  To say that taxpayer funds are at issue is a lie. State and federal law have long required women to pay for elective abortion care.

    Gov. Walker has made no secret of his goal to make all abortions illegal in Wisconsin. In all circumstances. Period. He and similar politicians frame their radical policies in black-and-white terms.

    http://host.madison.com/news/o

      1. posting that picture on your sig line would be proof you’re already senseless — no need for any actual beating by me.

        Tryin’ real hard not to violate my parole . . .

    1. The Queen of the Teabaggers’ new legislative priority? Banning Porn:


      BREAKING: Bachmann pledges to ban pornography

      Tonight, Michele Bachmann became the first presidential candidate to sign a pledge created by THE FAMiLY LEADER, an influential social-conservative group in Iowa. By signing the pledge Bachmann “vows” to “uphold the institution of marriage as only between one man and one woman” by committing herself to 14 specifics steps. The ninth step calls for the banning of “all forms” of pornography. The pledge also states that homosexuality is both a choice and a health risk.

      http://caucuses.desmoinesregis

      1. Wouldn’t just eight steps be sufficient?

        (This can only mean that the crazy lady’s completely given up on BJWilson’s support?)

        1. I’ve decided the Coen Brothers need to make a movie starring Blow Job Wilson, a rough tough hard-drinkin’ fella whose daddy named him Blow Job to toughen him up (because he’d have to learn to take a punch early). I picture him with an epic mustache.

          /that’s not relevant to anything you just said

          //But I felt I needed to tell someone

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