Dec 10, 2014

Washington POST skims and highlights the 'bipartisan SPENDING BILL... here it is

This item has been updated and revised.

The SHORT LIST...
The $1.01 trillion spending bill unveiled late Tuesday will keep most of the federal government funded through next September -- and it's packed with hundreds of policy instructions, known on Capitol Hill as "riders," that will upset or excite Democrats, Republicans and various special interest groups.
So, what's in the bill? We've sifted through the legislation, consulted supporting documents from Democratic and Republican aides, and called out some of the more notable and controversial elements below. (If you want to review detailed reports on all 12 parts of the spending bill, clickhere.

Well this is definately a breaking story....a lot of changes.   Rachel Maddow had the best cable coverage today.   But the Tea Party doesn't have that channel listed as a 'favorite', so they get the Fox version.
Is this Racketeering?
I think Sen Elizabeth Warren's making the Republicans VERY NERVOUS.

Elizabeth Warren's right... this 11th hour action in the house to put TAXPAYERS back on the hook for big banksters gambiling losses is outrageous. They nearly collapsed the economy in 2008! Remember? Congressmen of both parties were wetting their pants! I'm wondering if the JUSTICE DEPARTMENT should investigate who put the clause in the spending bill at the last minute in the House to make TAXPAYERS responsible for big bank gambling losses. And anybody who voted for it and got contributions, investigate them for bribery... and violation of the Federal RICO statutes... RACKETEERING! And force the secret front groups who launder campaign contributions to reveal their contributors and destinations, and if they fail, charge em with complicity in the racket.


NEW TOPIC:
TORTURE and the IRAQ War.


A lot of discussion this last week about Torture...Republicans are doing Damage Control.    Dick Cheney flat out said President Bush knew about it... Who's truth telling?

Well its clear the Bush Cheney regime wasn't telling the truth about IRAQ and how we got in there.

I was starting to wonder if Tea Partiers are in such denial over wars that they become very dangerous.

Ignorance can be very dangerous when accompanied with self righteousness.

Figuring many are Fox watchers and Fox never reports right wing mistakes or corrections, they probably never learned that there were no modern WMD's in Iraq and that contrary to right wing reports, alQueda (responsible for 9-11) did not have a relationship with Saddam Hussein.

These same people think GWB was unfairly blamed and Dick Cheney was a hero... when in fact they were far worse even than NIXON.

So they probably never read the evidence that Bush the Younger invaded Iraq under false pretenses. IT was NOT at all about AlQueda, or WMDS.

It was about stablizing the supply and price of oil on world markets. The oil megacompanies were involved in the planning of the Baghdad invasion, and when we went in, there were only two things they had to have.

Protection of the Petroleum Industry headquarters, and protection of the oil fields and pipelines.  Everything else was left to be destroyed and looted. Including Iraq's magnificient museums.
Its all out now and oil officials have admitted their participation. Indeed, there were military targets to be preserved that had Oil Companies' names on it.
Tea Partiers won't like the source. They think as little about MSNBC as most people do about FOX.
Think of us invading IRAQ after 9-11 like us invading CANADA. Or police on a drug raid busting down the door of the wrong house.

People who don't pay attention are dangerous and easily manipulated just like Hitler manipulated the Germans in 1938.

How many Iraqis did we mistakenly kill for our 3,000 people in the WTC? A quarter million?

How many alleged terrorists doing mischief in THEIR OWN COUNTRY (not ours) do we kill with our drones every month?   One of the blonde Fox anchors actually asked this, trying to smear Obama.

How many of our soldiers have we sacrificed because we didn't like OPEC setting oil prices?

Besides that the 9-11 hijackers and bin Laden himself were SAUDIS! We never laid a hand on them. Even evacuated their royal family visiting here on 9-11 in the middle of the night. Go figure.

About OPEC, again. They're doing it again now, and we consumers are enjoying the price war... designed to bankrupt Russia and US Shale Frackers. The've set the price of their oil lower than we can produce it for. We're swimming in oil!
Republicans, like the corporatists who believe ENDS JUSTIFY MEANS.

Torture's okay. Tricking voters and gerrymandering districts, and claiming there's voter fraud just to pass unrealistic voter ID laws?
ENDS JUSTIFY MEANS. That's EXACTLY what Nixon's men did... and they all went to prison.
And we did it in VIETNAM, for no good reason. They never attacked us. IT was about the evil Communist horde that must be stopped in a faraway jungle.

Go get yourself a beer and watch this hour long investigation if you wanna get the story of why BUSH is persona non grata in his own PARTY!


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