Jul 31, 2012

Reid: Romney didn't pay any taxes for ten years!

Mitt Romney Harry ReidWASHINGTON -- Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) has what he says is an informed explanation for why Mitt Romney refuses to release additional tax returns. According a Bain investor, Reid charged, Romney didn't pay any taxes for 10 years.

In a wide-ranging interview with The Huffington Post from his office on Capitol Hill, Reid saved some of his toughest words for the presumptive Republican presidential nominee. Romney couldn't make it through a Senate confirmation process as a mere Cabinet nominee, the majority leader insisted, owing to the opaqueness of his personal finances.

"His poor father must be so embarrassed about his son," Reid said, in reference to George Romney's standard-setting decision to turn over 12 years of tax returns when he ran for president in the late 1960s. 

Harry Reid, the Senate majority leader, ratcheted up the speculation about Mitt Romney's unreleased tax returns.

Saying he had "no problem with somebody being really, really wealthy," Reid sat up in his chair a bit before stirring the pot further. A month or so ago, he said, a person who had invested with Bain Capital called his office.

"Harry, he didn't pay any taxes for 10 years," Reid recounted the person as saying.

"He didn't pay taxes for 10 years! Now, do I know that that's true? Well, I'm not certain," said Reid. "But obviously he can't release those tax returns. How would it look?

"You guys have said his wealth is $250 million," Reid went on. "Not a chance in the world. It's a lot more than that. I mean, you do pretty well if you don't pay taxes for 10 years when you're making millions and millions of dollars."

More on this story....

Chris Matthews on Romney's Mittsteps in Europe
"Who is this klutz this clodhopper this lawn sprinkler of national insult? Well he’s Mitt Romney....The guy who promised to restore and upgrade this special relationship with Great Britain and has instead barfed on the Buckingham Palace lawn. The guy promised to restore peace and security to the land of Israel and has instead managed to raise the level of strife still higher."





American Girls Win Olympic Gymnastics!

 LONDON — The United States women’s gymnastics team, clad in shiny, sparkly red uniforms, held hands and stared at the scoreboard at the conclusion of the team finals Tuesday, the teammates looking frozen as they waited for the news they knew would come.

The five teenagers had just put forth a series of stunning performances that kept them in first place from start to finish, with a slim lead eventually turning into a landslide. Still, with hearts pounding, they saved their celebration until it was official.
Minutes later, when the United States appeared at the top of the leader board announcing that the Americans had won the Olympic team gold medal, the gymnasts could no longer contain their joy. As chants of U-S-A roared throughout the arena, they smothered each other in hugs and wiped away happy tears.  More on the story from the NYT 


Power grid collapses in India  680 MILLION in the dark

NEW DELHI—India suffered the world's biggest-ever power outage Tuesday as transmission networks serving areas inhabited by 680 million collapsed, putting the nation's ramshackle infrastructure on stark display.

The grid failure, the second massive blackout in as many days, happened around 1 p.m. local time and affected 18 states and two union territories in north and eastern India, grinding trains across large swaths of the country to a halt, forcing thousands of hospitals and factories to operate on generators, temporarily stranding hundreds of coal miners underground and causing losses to businesses estimated in the hundreds of millions of dollars.

The government said power was about 80% restored in north India by late Tuesday evening.
More on this....


Romney's Tax Returns hacked by Anonymous

Late last night, the mysterious group of hackers known as Anonymous successfully hacked the main database for the Internal Revenue Service. The group appeared to have a singular target- Republican Presidential nominee Mitt Romney. Romney has been criticized by both parties for his failure to produce more than one past tax return.

According to Ann Romney on ABC’s “Good Morning America” they had no intention of ever disclosing the contents on those returns: “We’ve given all you people need to know and understand about our financial situation and how we live our life”. Anonymous however, seems to have thought that we “the people” might want to know a little more about the man who seeks the White House.     Listing of his deductions from MUST READ:  "Free Wood Post", reporting he only paid $412 two years ago!

Republicans should be renamed to "Patricians"

Jul 30, 2012

Stories you might have missed from the weekend

Pew Research Poll:  Obama Holds Lead; Romney Trails on Most Issues

Record Negatives for Supreme Court Driven by GOP Discontent


Despite the stagnant economy and broad dissatisfaction with national conditions, Barack Obama holds a significant lead over Mitt Romney.

 Currently, Obama is favored by a 50% to 43% margin among registered voters nationwide.

Obama has led by at least a slim margin in every poll this year, and there is no clear trend in either candidate’s support since Romney wrapped up the GOP nomination.

The latest national survey by the Pew Research Center for the People & the Press, conducted June 28-July 9, 2012 among 2,973 adults, including 2,373 registered voters, finds that Romney has not seized the advantage as the candidate best able to improve the economy. In fact, he has lost ground on this issue over the past month.     Read the Rest...


BOMBSHELL:    Koch-Funded Study Finds "GLOBAL WARMING IS REAL", 'on the high end, and "Essentially all" due to carbon polution!    

Results to be released in a week from scientists.     More on this story, which is a bit technical, from Think Progress. 

Top 10 Things Climate Change Is Making Worse


Supreme Stupidity:

Scalia Suggests ‘Hand-Held Rocket Launchers’ Are Protected Under Second Amendment

WALLACE: What about… a weapon that can fire a hundred shots in a minute?

SCALIA: We’ll see. Obviously the Amendment does not apply to arms that cannot be hand-carried — it’s to keep and “bear,” so it doesn’t apply to cannons — but I suppose there are hand-held rocket launchers that can bring down airplanes, that will have to be decided.

He was on Faux News Sunday.

But Scalia WARNS: There Are 'Undoubtedly' Limits To A Person's Right To Carry Guns (VIDEO)

Huffington Post softens down on the same interview

Media got a little confused on what he said and what he actually DIDN'T say
 Amazingly, BREITBART offers a good essay on it.


Roop claims he became scared because the salesman was approaching his house, so he pulled out his gun and fired. 28.07, 01:53 33 comments

Florida man shoots door-to-door salesman dead for 'trespassing'

A door-to-door lobster salesman was shot dead this week when an attempt to peddle his wares at a Cape Coral, Florida home ended in tragedy.


School Massacre Averted

An Oklahoma high school student was arrested after a cab driver reported hearing him plot a Columbine-style shooting at his school, police said.

Timmy Eike, 18, who would have been a senior this fall at Woodward High School, was arrested Tuesday after police found a shotgun, rifle and 250 rounds of ammunition in his bedroom.   And, according to KWTV, court records show Eike bought those weapons illegally in the past month.

Law enforcement authorities were led to Eike by a cab driver who told the station he drove Eike to work at Walmart several times in recent weeks, and the teen spoke of killing people, hiding bodies and getting out of the country.


 1968 Again, or worse?
Political Conventions:  More Riot Gear, QUICK,  for Homeland Security

The Department of Homeland Security has ordered masses of riot gear equipment to prepare for potential significant domestic riots at the Republican National Convention, Democratic National Convention and next year’s presidential inauguration.

The DHS submitted a rushed solicitation to the Federal Business Opportunities site on Wednesday, which is a portal for Federal government procurement requisitions over $25,000. The request gave the potential suppliers only one day to submit their proposals and a 15-day delivery requirement to Alexandria, Virginia.     More from RT...


 More Big Brother Bad News....

Janet Napolitano (T.J. Kirkpatrick / Getty Images / AFP) 26.07, 23:41 15 comments

DHS wants to use spy drones domestically for 'public safety'

The United States already uses surveillance drones on its borders, but Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano said during a hearing on Wednesday that flying unmanned aircraft inside the US could be the next step to ensuring “public safety.”

AFP Photo / Paul J. Richards 13.07, 20:44 48 comments

White House gives Homeland Security control of all communication systems

The White House has finally responded to criticism over US President Barack Obama’s hushed signing last week of an Executive Order that allows the government to command privately-owned communication systems and acknowledges its implications.

Department of Homeland Security (DHS) researchers use advanced modeling and simulation equipment as they work on the DHS Control Systems Security Program (CSSP) in this handout photo taken April 28, 2010 at the Idaho National Laboratory in Idaho Falls, Idaho (Reuters/Chris Morgan/Idaho National Laboratory) 04.04, 01:48 47 comments

DHS won't explain its order of 450 million hollow point bullets

After 9/11, the United States government created the Department of Homeland Security to prevent future acts of terrorism and deal with other domestic issues. Now in order to keep doing such, the agency is asking for 450 million hollow point bullets.

Read more on your rights, and rights with the cops on
Radioman's Government and Rights Page


Really bad Romney Overseas Trip
Now Romney's handlers are saying his campaign official was not part of his prepping for his trip to Europe. And, that the Romney campaign had not prepared sufficiently for ‘a visit of this magnitude.’ Really?! Seriously?! 
You mean he's not smart enough to know his manners? And, how he should behave when in another country? Does he not know what diplomacy means? When did his handlers know he wanted to go on a European vacation?
 If they weren't prepared for this small adventure.....how the hell are they gonna be prepared if this man were to ever become president? I mean are we all listening and paying attention to this garbage? There is absolutely no excuse for what went down In Europe. "No Excuse!"

Romney to allow press into Israel fundraiser after all
   Jul 29, 2012 10:10 AM EST

Mitt Romney's campaign has reversed a decision to not allow the media into a fundraiser hereMonday morning, bowing to reporters' demand that they be allowed to record the Republican's address to some of his top donors.

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JERUSALEM (NBC)  - Mitt Romney would “respect” Israel's use of military force to stop Iran from developing a nuclear weapon, a senior aide said on Sunday as the Republican presidential candidate began his visit to Jerusalem.

"If Israel has to take action on its own, in order to stop Iran from developing that capability, the governor would respect that decision," Romney's senior national security aide Dan Senor told reporters traveling with the candidate.

While stopping short of endorsing a preemptive military attack, the comment seemed to differ with President Barack Obama's attempts to convince Israel to avoid any such move.


"CULTURE", Romney-Code for Racism.  Not that it's not true, but he's really sucking up on his trip to the US Jews to get their votes away from Obama this November.

JERUSALEM (AP) - Mitt Romney told Jewish donors Monday that their culture is part of what has allowed them to be more economically successful than the Palestinians, outraging Palestinian leaders who suggested his comments were racist and out of touch with the realities of the Middle East. His campaign later said his remarks were mischaracterized.

"As you come here and you see the GDP per capita, for instance, in Israel which is about $21,000 dollars, and compare that with the GDP per capita just across the areas managed by the Palestinian Authority, which is more like $10,000 per capita, you notice such a dramatically stark difference in economic vitality," the Republican presidential candidate told about 40 wealthy donors who ate breakfast at the luxurious King David Hotel.

Romney said some economic histories have theorized that "culture makes all the difference."     The Rest of the AP story on his remarks...


Romney doesn't think Public Schools are Worth the Investment.

DETROIT -- Vice President Joe Biden says Mitt Romney doesn't treat public education as a priority and distrusts the hardworking teachers who struggle to create opportunity for the nation's young people.

Biden addressed 2,500 delegates at the American Federation of Teachers national convention in Detroit on Sunday.

He says the Republican presidential candidate plans to gut education funding to finance tax breaks for the wealthy. And he says Romney and his GOP rivals made clear during the primary debates that "they don't think public education is worth the investment."

Biden says Romney backs Republican budget plans to slash spending on the Head Start preschool program, as well as grants and loans for college students.


Romney too Wimpy?

Dodging reporters, fearing his base, hiding his taxes—is Mitt Romney just too insecure to be president? In this week's Newsweek (on sale tomorrow), Michael Tomasky surveys a history of presidential manliness and asks just where Mitt Romney would fit amid the studly swagger of Dubya and Reagan.     More on this from Daily Beast

WASHINGTON -- Mitt Romney laughed off questions about an article in the latest issue of Newsweek that labels him a "wimp."

"If I was worried about what the media said, I wouldn't get much sleep," Romney said during an interview that aired Sunday on CBS' "Face the Nation." "I'm able to sleep pretty well."



One cartoon shows simply why jobs don't Trickle Down...they come from DEMAND....people at the bottom with jobs...and money to buy stuff.


Florida Republicans Willing to Sacrifice Democracy to Win!


Palin wasn't ready.  Bush wasn't ready.  And Romney's not ready; he'd need a "handler."

Former vice president Dick Cheney is critical of the process that led to the 2008 selection of another Republican vice presidential candidate: Sarah Palin.

"I think that was a mistake," Cheney said in an interview for ABC's This Week.

Cheney said Palin, then the first-term governor of Alaska, failed the most basic test of being on the vice presidential short list: "Is this person capable of being president of the United States?"
Said Cheney: "I like Governor Palin. I've met her. I know her. ... Attractive candidate. But based on her background -- she'd only been governor for, what, two years -- I don't think she passed that test ... of being ready to take over. And I think that was a mistake."

Radioman KansaSitty · Top Commenter · Wichita State University
Actually I thought CHENEY was a mistake as well, but for a different reason. He was a criminal. Palin was indeed a stupid choice just designed to win, but McCain could've handled the job. CHENEY, though, was needed to run the country with BUSH because Bush WASN'T able to handle the job by himself.

For the same reason, ROMNEY better find himself a CRACKERJACK Vice president to tell him what to say and do in the sad event he wins.


solomonsez..."I can see my Money in the Cayman Islands from my Beach front Kitchen window..."...:)
 -0-  I'm sure firemen enjoyed breaking out those windows, snapping this picture, and then putting it on the Internet.  That this is a BMW probably gave them even MORE pleasure.    The class warfare LIVES in the union world!  Lower level people have so LITTLE CONTROL of their lives in this world... this photo makes them all feel just a little bit better, symbolically!    Just relishing the little inconvenience the wealthy must pay for ignoring the rules the rest of us pay dearly, when we violate them on a daily basis!!   


Jul 28, 2012

Good Stuff You May have Missed Last Week - enjoy


Obama Signs Military Assistance for Israel

 US President Barack Obama has signed a piece of legislation ratified by Congress that gives Israel another $70 million in military assistance, on top of the $3 billion the United States had already pledged to provide to the Israeli military this year.

On Friday, Obama signed the United States-Israel Enhanced Security Cooperation Act of 2012, which provides more US taxpayer dollars to help Israel expand its Iron Dome short-range rocket defense system, Xinhua reported.

The Iron Dome is a short-range rocket defense system designed to intercept rockets and artillery shells fired from a range of between four and 70 kilometers.

Representatives of the pro-Israeli lobby, the American Israel Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC), and Israeli journalists were invited to the signing ceremony, which was held at the White House.

“I have made it a top priority for my administration to deepen cooperation with Israel across the whole spectrum of security issues — intelligence, military, technology,” Obama said before signing the bill in the Oval Office.


Karl Rove's Catch-22  Light up Secret Donors

Karl Rove's Catch-22 | The Middle Ground | Scoop.it
Starting Saturday, Crossroads GPS and other politically active nonprofits face new pressure to reveal who bankrolls their ads. What's a dark-money group to do?

For all the headlines and hand-wringing about super-PACs, it is dark-money nonprofits like Karl Rove's Crossroads GPS and Americans for Prosperity that dominate the political money wars. These politically oriented groups, which keep their donors secret, outspent super-PACs 3-to-2 in the 2010 elections. Through the spring of 2012, 91 percent of advertising by independent groups came from nonprofits and big business trade groups. And a growing pile of evidence suggests that it's these nonprofits, notsuper-PACs, hauling in the bulk of corporate political cash.

But come Saturday, the dark-money nonprofits face a dilemma. A high-profile court case known as Van Hollen v. FEC threatens to shine an unwelcome beam of sunlight on donors bankrolling these organizations. Nothing's stopping Crossroads GPS or AFP from running more "issue" ads hitting Obama and other Democrats (that is, ads that don't explicitly say "vote for" or "vote against"). Except now nonprofits will have to reveal who funded those spots... [MORE]

 Huff Post's Blog

Mitt Romney: The Gated Candidate

The wealthiest Americans often choose to live in gated communities, designed to shield them from the intrusion of those Ann Romney calls "you people."

Now, Mitt Romney is applying that same notion to his campaign for the presidency. 

He's offering Americans a gated candidate, with whole areas of his record walled off to keep "you people" from knowing about them. 

The scope of information gated off is striking and unprecedented in modern presidential politics. Romney insured that records on his stint as Governor and as CEO of the Olympics were scrubbed. He walls off access to his history at Bain, the company he led. Romney refuses to reveal his tax returns. He walls off information about the bundlers who are raising the money for the campaign to whom he will be deeply indebted. Not surprisingly, he stayed mum as Republican Senators torpedoed the legislation to require disclosure of corporate and individual contributors who give more than $10,000 to non-profits now poisoning the airwaves with attack ads.

He is as Maureen Dowd concludes, "hiding in plain sight."    The rest of the essay...


The Choice for America couldn't be more clear!

How a Loan Between Friends or Family Can Destroy the Relationship
Asking friends for loans is like asking them for sex: Whatever happens, the relationship will never be the same again.

At this point in history, money holds such massive emotional baggage that asking Can I have some of yours for a while? or Will I ever get it back? are some of life's weightier questions, especially in hard times.  More of an excellent story from Banoosh public share site



Babytalk mommies drive me nuts!   And kindergarten teachers everywhere who have to reteach them how to talk!


St Louis Post Dispatch Poll has Claire McCaskill Trailing
No matter who wins the Missouri Republican nomination to the U.S. Senate on Aug. 7, Democrat Claire McCaskill is running from behind.

McCaskill, the first-term incumbent Democratic senator, trails all three of her likely Republican challengers, according to a new Post-Dispatch/News 4 poll. She would lose to GOP frontrunner John Brunner by 11 percentage points if they were matched up today, the poll found. She would fall to Sarah Steelman or Todd Akin as well, though by smaller margins. More from the Dispatch's Story...

Wait a minute.  What about their poll...for this is a bit of a surprise.  Conducted by Mason-Dixon Polling.   What's IN a poll, anyway?  

Brits not Afraid to Openly Notice Romney Racism

12 Bigoted Taunts Peddled By Romney Camp and Allies

Corporate media largely ignored the subtext of Romney's earliest race-coded comments, and have been content to let more recent and blatant examples die after a day in the news cycle.
Mitt Romney's named campaign advisers want you to know that they had nothing, nada -- oops, didn't mean to use a foreign word -- to do with the assertion of an unnamed campaign adviser that Barack Obama just doesn't get that special relationship between the United Kingdom and the United States on account of his father being from Kenya. From the Telegraph:
“We are part of an Anglo-Saxon heritage, and he feels that the special relationship is special,” the adviser said of Mr Romney, adding: “The White House didn’t fully appreciate the shared history we have”.
Yowsa. Might that have been a bit too explicit a revelation of the Romney metamessage? Late on Wednesday, the Associated Press reported:
Romney campaign spokesman Ryan Williams said Wednesday that if an adviser did say that, the adviser wasn’t reflecting Romney’s views.
But Telegraph readers, and those of us following the campaign stateside, might be forgiven for taking the report at face value, seeing how it simply follows a pattern of race-baiting and xenophobic condemnations of the president by Romney and his surrogates -- a pattern that dates back to last January. Corporate media largely ignored the subtext of Romney's earliest race-coded comments, and have been content to let more recent and blatant examples die after a day in the news cycle. So, as a public service, AlterNet here serves up 12 of the Romney campaign's great moments in bigotry.

1. Only Anglo-Saxons need apply. As recounted above, and blogged by Sarah Seltzer, a Romney adviser, speaking with the Daily Telegraph's Jon Swaine, made anonymous comments that essentially boiled down to the notion that Obama couldn't understand the UK's special relationship with its former colonies across the pond because he is either a) the son of a non-American African; b) black; c) not white; d) not Anglo-Saxon; or e) all of the above.
While spokesperson Andrea Saul said either the story or the assertion was "not true," it's not clear from the e-mail she sent to CBS News which she meant. The story broke on the eve of Romney's visit to London to evoke his Olympic-helming triumph and raise campaign cash.
In fact, Anglo-Saxon-gate fits so neatly into the Romney campaign narrative that the candidate himself seemed a bit tied in knots during a Wednesday interview with Brian Williams of the NBC Nightly News (via USA Today ):
"I don't agree with whoever that adviser is," Romney said in an interview with NBC News that aired this evening. "But I can tell you that we have a very special relationship between the United States and Great Britain. ... I also believe the president understands that."
Note that Romney has not pledged to fire "whoever that adviser is" if he finds out who he or she is, nor has he pledged to find out who that person is. (We do, however, note that Romney foreign policy adviser John Bolton has used the term "Anglo-Saxon " before in his critique of Obama.)

2. Dog-whistling "Dixie."  Here we speak of Romney's linguistic outreach to those Republicans for whom the Civil War never ended. During the campaign for the Iowa caucuses (which Romney lost to former U.S. senator Rick Santorum, himself a master-race-baiter), Romney unveiled his nativist, dog-whistling strategy for the general election. Chauncey DeVega unpacked an awkward bit of Romney phrasing, delivered during the heat of the Republican presidential primary:
Mitt Romney wants to " keep America America ." The dropping of one letter from the Ku Klux Klan’s slogan, “Keep America American,” does not remove the intent behind Romney’s repeated use of such a virulently bigoted phrase. While Mitt Romney can claim ignorance of the slogan’s origins, he is intentionally channeling its energy.
During that same period, Romney also debuted, in more subtle form, the notion of Obama as not quite American, contending that the president "doesn't understand America."
That's TWO.  Just ten more to go...

Jul 27, 2012

BURYING YOUR ELDERLY PARENTS....or putting them in a Nursing Home to die


MY RESPONSE about a local news story about a NURSING HOME HAD 2 DEATHS. Well, so what? People die weekly at nursing homes!  It's where they go die so you don't have to take care of them!
 Nursing homes get sued all the time.  Probably mostly by survivors looking for money! One of the best ones in town let my dad fall on his head on the way to the bathrooom, but didn't have a strap around his chest to hold onto.

He hit his head, stroked, couldn't swallow. But he hated being in a nursing home.  After my mom dying of cancer, and also my grandma who stroked and had a stomach tube fail, I didn't put a feeding tube in him because he wouldn't have liked it much, and they usually get infected anyway.

He'd already told me at lunchtime once, "man should not live this way" when we saw an elderly woman being spoonfed what amounted to babyfood. I didn't sue. Dad was ready to go, and I didn't need to take money from other elderly residents needing better daily care!

I'd learned from grandma in another state that stomach tubes always fail for the very elderly, and only prolong their deaths!  I did not serve her well, sadly.  I did better for her daughter and her son in law because her suffering taught me not to prolong  her death! How naive I was with my 'pro life' insanity!

Sadly, the media's not interested in real journalism affecting us baby boomers as we say goodbye to our WWII age parents. It's easier to just run murders, fires, car wrecks, and news releases.

Right about the time you've buried ONE parent, learned a few things before you bury the OTHER one.... then when you get pretty good about hard decisions, and hospice, and the governmental maize about Medicaid beds, and letting them go emotionally and with your unlike-minded siblings... WELL, YOU'VE COMPLETELY RUN OUT OF PARENTS!!!!!

If your parents are in a nursing home, visit them NOT LESS than weekly, on a schedule. Better every other day. And talk to them about END OF LIFE STUFF! since they didn't talk about it already!
OVERSTAYING OUR WELCOME.  Ya know how we all think we'll live forever!   But who's going to feed us and wipe our asses when we can't?    Fact is, children would rather pay a low-paid nurse's aide to do it, while hoping this won't last too long.

If you're getting on in years, get your medical and financial affairs in order, face end-of- life decisions and plans with your kids head-on, choose the right- thinking one to manage these things.

  • Give your money to your grandchildren at least 7 years early, putting them in school. The only difference between a Medicaid bed, and a private-pay bed is a roommate. In either case, unless you're very wealthy at a VERY high dollar establishment, nursing home care is going to suck unless your kids are there every day!

  • Don't let the doctors prolong your death just because they CAN! You have to decide. Do you want to live a few more months or use that money to put all your grandkids through college? But you have to PLAN...not decide that at the last minute!

    You will NOT live forever so take care of those you love a decade early if your savings are modest!

  • Moreover, if you're not having FUN in or out of a nursing home, then sign a DNR statement and reject fancy surgeries and procedures that just prolong the agony of waiting for death. Do it before your mind goes!

Jul 26, 2012

Some stories you might have missed this week, like Romney's VEEP.


British not impressed with Mitt Romney who went to London and got off on the wrong foot... after he took it out of his mouth.

More on Romney, being compared to Sarah Palin

 Romney's handlers phony up a video by clever, inaccurate editing

Mitt Romney NAACP Speech Edited To Appear He Was Applauded, Not Booed (VIDEO, PHOTOS - see for yourself!)

Bernie Sanders Exposes the 26 Billionaires who are Buying the 2012 Election   And the winners are...

  Republican on banning high capacity magazines.

Ron Johnson
WASHINGTON -- Sen. Ron Johnson (R-Wis.) drew a fairly strict line in the sand on Sunday with respect to the coming debate over gun control, suggesting that there is a constitutional right to buy high-capacity clips and magazines.

"Does something that would limit magazines that could carry 100 rounds, would that infringe on the constitutional right?" host Chris Wallace asked Johnson on "Fox News Sunday."

"I believe so," Johnson replied. "People will talk about unusually lethal weapons, that could be potentially a discussion you could have. But the fact of the matter is there are 30-round magazines that are just common all over the place. You simply can't keep these weapons out of the hands of sick, demented individuals who want to do harm. And when you try and do it, you restrict our freedom."

High-capacity magazines were banned under the Federal Assault Weapons Ban, which President Bill Clinton signed into law in 1994 and which expired 10 years later. Since then, gun control advocates have focused their attention on them in their efforts to curb gun-related violence.

It's common knowledge that most Congressmen won't touch gun control-- even if reasonable on the deadliest mass assault weapons, fearing the power of the NRA to get them thrown out of office.



Radioman KansaSitty Wonder if the right intends to take the country by force if lying and stealing doesn't work?


GOP Dirty Trick:  Pennsylvania Voter ID Law Trial Set To Begin As State Concedes It Has No Proof Of In-Person Voter Fraud.    More...

Maybe these state voter photo ID laws should be declared unconstitutional this summer because they're obviously a scam to keep probable democrat voters from voting. 

But maybe Republicans too!  Trial starts today (Thursday) 


"Our economy isn't built from the top-down, it's built from a strong and growing middle class, and that's who we should be fighting for."

Middle-Class Tax Cuts Preserved For A Year In Bill Passed By Senate

But it'll never see the light of day coming out of the Republican House...and it may not pass Constitutional muster since the tax bill didn't originate in the House.  More from Huffington post. 


Racial Tensions and Questionable Killings by Police in Anaheim: 9 Things You Should Know

It’s best-known as "happiest place on Earth.” But just four miles away from Disneyland, a cloud of tear gas and public outrage has swept over Anaheim.   More on this as you might wonder why dumb, young parents would bring their children to a police confrontation!


Don't joke about hijacking at airports, don't joke about shootings in theaters!

 At least 3 men accused of making threats during or after watching the new Batman movie have been arrested in separate incidents, underscoring moviegoers' anxieties and heightened security in the wake of a deadly mass shooting at a Colorado theater showing the film.

Details on the nutcases who got themselves arrested by their big mouths. 


The Syrian regime threatened to use chemical and biological weapons in the case of an external attack yesterday, in what appeared to be a chilling warning to Western and Arab nations pushing for intervention in the country's bloody civil war. 

The comments by a foreign ministry spokesman, Jihad Makdissi, were the first public admission by the Syrian government that it possesses such weapons of mass destruction. Mr Makdissi stressed that such weaponry would not be used against the Syrian people.


 On the question of 'ANARCHISTS' taking over the Occupy movement which essentially destroyed it, alienating the real 99% of us....most of the country.

RadiomanKC: Well, confused and rebellious young people apparently think it's trendy to define themselves in political terms. Turns the focus away from their OWN suffering by giving it a political label as if their confusion was actually a political CHOICE. I think they need to STFU, learn some stuff they don't know, and suffer until they FIX IT.....NOT distract the REST of us from what we have to do... which is to rid the country of corporate Republicans trying to buy our democracy right out from under us!



13 people died when a Ford pickup with 23 illegals loaded inside the truck's cab and bed veered off of the right side of the highway and crashed into two large trees.

Radioman's commentNot sad. Utter stupidity. In a planet of 6 Billion people, that kind of dumb stuff is going to happen with some frequency.   Let's not get too arrogant when we think we're smarter than that. For we will do stupid things as nations on a much larger scale.  We call it "war" and we're very patriotic about our surrogates who are conducting it.