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Primary Election Poll Paints Grim Picture For Republican Field

Via: Huffington Post

WASHINGTON — The more Republicans get to know their potential White House candidates, the less happy they are with their choices.

It’s not that they dislike the individual candidates. They just give them a collective shrug as possible opponents for President Barack Obama. They’d like someone with a little more pizazz.

Some 45 percent now say they’re dissatisfied with the GOP candidates who have declared or are thought to be serious about running, up from 33 percent two months ago, according to an Associated Press-GfK poll.

Just 41 percent are satisfied with the likely Republican field, down from 52 percent.

Plenty are holding out for somebody else.

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In Georgia, stock clerk Susan Demarest would love to see somebody more like Ronald Reagan.

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2011/05/13/primary-election-poll-_n_861750.html

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Of course you got Gomer saying, “Reagan w’d have a mighty difficult time, eff’n not impostible time, gittin’ nominated today

“Plus golly, th’ man daid, ain’t he?’

https://seattle98.wordpress.com/2011/05/07/huckabee-reagan-would-have-a-%e2%80%98very-difficult-if-not-impossible-time%e2%80%99-getting-nominated-today/

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May 15, 2011 Posted by | 2012, GOP morons, President Reagan | , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Gomer says, ” …but mah heart says no”

Via: Wall Street Journal

“Ah the factors say go, but mah heart says no” . . . “Mah answer is clear and firm, dawgone it, ah will not seek th’ Republican nominashun fo’ president of this hyar year. Ah a-gonna gladly corntinue doin’ what I do.”

surprise, surprise, surprise!

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‘corntinue doin’ what I do”

He also has made no secret of his fondness for the money he has made since leaving politics for good.

In addition to the Fox News show, he hosts a regular radio show and has writtten several books. Just this week, the best-selling author launched a new venture selling historical cartoons tailored to children.  In the opening to his show Saturday night, he taunted critics of the “Learn Our History” cartoons.

Fox News is owned by News Corp. as is the Wall Street Journal.

http://blogs.wsj.com/washwire/2011/05/14/huckabee-my-heart-says-no/

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May 15, 2011 Posted by | 2012, GOP morons, Huckabee | , , , , , , | Leave a comment

U.S., Pakistan rift over bin Laden deepens

Via: Seattle Times / New York Times

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The Parliament then passed a resolution declaring the drone strikes were a violation of sovereignty EQUIVALENT to the secret attack on bin Laden’s house in Abbottabad.

The lawmakers warned Pakistan could cut supply lines to U.S. forces in Afghanistan if there were more such attacks. The resolution contained NO CONDEMNATION of the Afghan Taliban, who killed more than 80 Pakistani paramilitary cadets the same day.

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Kerry will raise an issue the administration has refused to discuss publicly: Pakistan’s escalating production of nuclear fuel to expand its arsenal of 100 or so nuclear weapons.

Members of Congress, in closed sessions, have complained that because the $3 BILLION American ANNUAL AID to the Pakistani military is fungible, the United States is effectively helping bankroll the fastest-growing nuclear arsenal in the world. “It will jeopardize funding if that continues,” Kerry said.

http://seattletimes.nwsource.com/html/nationworld/2015056631_pakistan15.html

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definition: fungible: Law (especially of goods) being of such nature or kind as to be freely exchangeable or replaceable, in whole or in part, for another of like nature or kind.

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the good doctor’s thoughts:

1) If the Pakistani government doesn’t stop being assholes, I suggest being ‘fungible’ is a damn good idea.

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2. Cutting $3BILLION in aid OVERNIGHT might be a PROBLEMATIC; so I suggest we might want to,

Reduce the aid by half, each week:

current: $3,000,000,000 per year

1st week: $1,500,000,000 per year

2nd week: $750,000,000 per year

3rd week: $375,000,000 per year

VVV

26th week: $44.70

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3) I suggest that this will possibly/probably cause the Pakistani government to become even more asshole’ish than they already are, so back to being fungible; so then:

– Use the $3B to reduce our national debt.

or,

– Use the $3B to BUY 5,000 cruise missiles ($600k per) in order to REDUCE the arsenal of 100 or so nuclear weapons.

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May 15, 2011 Posted by | Uncategorized | , , , , , | 1 Comment

Esther Bubley – ‘Image Gallery’

Via: Shorpy.com – “Always Something Interesting”

http://www.shorpy.com/image/tid/156

September 1943

Greyhound bus trip from Louisville, Kentucky, to Memphis, Tennessee. Passengers on the Memphis-Chattanooga bus.”

Esther Bubley for the Office of War Information.

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Esther Bubley – wikipedia

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Esther_Bubley

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May 15, 2011 Posted by | American photoghaphers | , , | Leave a comment