Wednesday, December 1, 2010

Big Dan's Big News Dec 1, 2010

Merry Christmas!!! - from the Republicans, WILK, & rightwing radio

Republicans AGAIN block unemployment extension for Americans...right before Christmas!

Merry Christmas: various millionaire Republicans with government health care voting against unemployment...but saying they're "for it". Keep in mind, their talking point is that they're "for" extending unemployment benefits "as long as they are paid for". So, they use unemployed Americans to teach a lesson to about paying for a bill, but have no problem NOT paying for tax cuts for the wealthy and the decades long wars...among many other things they vote for that aren't paid for:

Rep. Shadegg Scoffs At The Fact That Jobless Benefits Are A Benefit To The Economy: ‘No, They’re Not!’

Tea Party Nation President Says It ‘Makes A Lot Of Sense’ To Restrict Voting Only To Property Owners

Rep. Joe Wilson Thanks C-SPAN Caller For Anti-Gay Remarks

For REAL: Death Panels in Arizona; Americans dying from health care rationing:

Mother Kept In “Glass Cage” For Almost An Hour By TSA For Resisting Over Breast Milk (w/videos)

Peep-and-Grope (Body Scanners and Invasive Pat Downs): Coming to Subways, Trains, Boats and Federal Buildings?

This is going to be great: when the body scanners and pat downs come to AMTRAK...and the passengers have guns!!!

Amtrak will allow passengers to bring guns on most trains starting next month

Ft Hood: Counter-Terrorism, FBI to Join Amtrak?

Dear Wikileaks: Leak the Bank Records NOW, Or Forever Hold Your Peace

Flashback: Wikileaks chief said he has 5GB of secret docs on Bank of America (exclusive)

The British Government gave secret assurances that it would “protect US interests” in the Iraq War inquiry, leaked diplomatic cables show.

Julian Assange: Hillary Clinton "Should Resign"

Exclusive: Leaked cable reveals US-Israeli strategy for regime change in Iran

C-Span mic catches US Senator’s candor: The Senate ‘is all rigged’

Hapless Senator Admits Obvious: Political Process a Rigged Game

Hot mic picks up discussion on Senate floor: ‘It’s all rigged’

Interestingly, the top four receivers of contributions from groups that supported the bill actually voted against it, most likely because they are all Republicans and the bill was authored by Democrat Richard Durbin. Even so, these include Sens. Saxby Chambliss (R-GA) who received $503,700, Mitch McConnell (R-KY) who received $415,899, Jon Kyl (R-AZ) who received $335,377, and Richard Burr (R-NC) who received $317,086.

The top receivers of contributions from groups that supported the bill, and who ended up voting in favor of it, include Sens. Blanche Lincoln (D-AR) who received $301,776, Ben Nelson (D-NE) who received $245,906, Charles Schumer (D-NY) who received $179,435, and Amy Klobuchar (D-MN) who received $149,278.

Industry bought Congressional votes to pass S. 510 food safety bill

Food Safety Bill "It's All Rigged!"

FBI "patsy": the FBI gave this kid the plans, bombs, everything...then said they stopped a terrorist attack that would have otherwise never occurred!!!

Alleged Portland Bomber To Claim Entrapment

Mohamud Arraignment Report

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