Lawrence O’Donnell Educates Ron Paul on Civil Rights Act
- 1. Ron Paul does not value equal rights for minorities.
- 2. Ron Paul would deny women control of their bodies and reproductive rights.
- 3. Ron Paul would be disastrous for the working class.
- 4. Ron Paul’s tax plan is unfair to lower earners and would greatly benefit those with the highest incomes.
- 5. Ron Paul’s policies would cause irreparable damage to our already strained environment.
- 6. A Ron Paul administration would continue to proliferate the negative image of the US among other nations.
- 7. Ron Paul discriminates on the basis of sexual orientation and would not provide equal rights and protections to glbt citizens.
- 8. Ron Paul has an unnatural obsession with guns and gold.
- 9. Ron Paul would butcher our already sad educational system.
- 10. Ron Paul is opposed to the separation of church and state.
- 11. Ron Paul claims it’s impossible for him to be racist yet he’s endorsed by the largest white supremacist website on the internet.
- 12. Ron Paul attracts Holocaust deiners and people who claim “The Jews run the banks and the media.”
- 13. Ron Paul is against sexual harassment laws and believes victims should simply find a new job.
- 14. Ron Paul claims “there is no such thing as hate crimes” and voted against hate crime laws.
- 15. Ron Paul confuses people into thinking that “allowing states to decide” means “legalize” which it does not.
- 16. Ron Paul thinks climate change is “a hoax”.
- 17. Ron Paul is against a nationwide Amber Alert and thinks guns should be allowed in schools.
- 18. Ron Paul ran the most offensive newsletter for over a decade which he made close to one million dollars off of.
- 19. Ron Paul co-sponsored the Marriage Protection Act.
- 20. Ron Paul claimed that Israel created the terrorist group, Hamas.
He also says that you should pay for college like you pay for phone bills. What.
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Fox News viewers are less informed than people who don’t watch any news, according to a new poll from Fairleigh Dickinson University.
The poll surveyed New Jersey residents about the uprisings in Egypt and the Middle East, and where they get their news sources. The study, which controlled for demographic factors like education and partisanship, found that “people who watch Fox News are 18-points less likely to know that Egyptians overthrew their government” and “6-points less likely to know that Syrians have not yet overthrown their government” compared to those who watch no news.
This isn’t the first study that has found that Fox News viewers more misinformed in comparison to others. Last year, a study from the University of Maryland found that Fox News viewers were more likely to believe false information about politics.
Thank you for proving common knowledge.
The job of President requires many different roles.
Don’t we value that in a president? The ability to be both a dove and a hawk when its appropriate?
Actually, this guy got the exact opposite message to me across than intended.
Obama is under a crapload of pressure right now. He has been doing a lot of different things to help our country, though, and that’s in addition to all the speeches, dinners, and visits he does. If Obama were to put on a different, brand-sparkling-new outfit for every event, meeting, and bill signing he did, he’d be able to donate those outfits to every impoverished person in America.
So yeah, maybe he does have to try to make himself look good and glorious when he does something drastic like sending troops out somewhere. But wouldn’t any President do that?
Reminder that this asshole has TWO PULITZERS.
FUCK OFF AND DIE
Lol. Hey guys, let’s go through everything that’s wrong with this:
Tea Party Guy
- No, not all of them are employed. Otherwise there wouldn’t be so much whining.
- There has, in fact, been some samples of violence at Tea Party protests.
- “No rapes, murders, or suicides” …erm, not necessarily. Especially the “rape” part. (And I’m pretty sure he wouldn’t be standing there if he committed suicide, much less multiple.) I’m sure, though, that their precious First Amendment is protecting them from racism charges.
- “Has a point.” Yeah, see, here’s the thing about the Tea Party. (And Ron Paul.) They’re right about the issues. But they’re wrong about how to fix them. We can’t solve a water leak by taking away pipes.
- Loves America? Is that why they’re whining about it?
- “Lives in his parent’s basement.” “Lives with mom.” Just these two are redundant. But, perhaps, that could be because he’s quite unfortunately “Unemployed,” as the artist so rudely points out.
- “Blames America.” “Down with Capitalism.” Wow, this has “missing the point” written all over it. The Occupy movement blames not the capitalists, and not the government, but the people working in the framework rack up as much money as possible without giving a flying shit about the stability of the country. Basically, they hate corruption. Not specifically the government, and not specifically corporations.
- “Rapes, murder & suicide.” Again, that’s a little broad of an assumption, don’t you think? (And really… suicides? How the fuck did this guy get a Pulitzer?)
- “Violence.” Broad assumptions everywhere. They’re actually really nice people. Of course, there are always exceptions, but that doesn’t mean everyone’s breaking bank windows…
- “Wants more government.” True, but then it’s accompanied by “sense of entitlement,” which means that they want handouts. No, I’m actually pretty sure they’d really just love a stable economy, which should be what the government works for, right?
- “Has a police car shaped toilet.” …what the actual fuck. Excuse me while I bash my head against a wall.
Anyway, point is, the claims made here are quite extreme. While both sides have their downfalls, the glorification of the Tea Party not only pins this guy as either a complete conservative or complete libertarian (which are horrible extremes in my opinion), it also proves how uneducated about the movement he is. I’d respect him some more if this weren’t a summary of every Fox News cliche.
Submitted by: Shane Moore
Okay, I’m sick of people acting like these occupy people are a bunch of heroes. They’re a bunch of lazyass pretend hippies who don’t wanna work.
Can’t get a job? Fine, start mowing lawns, walking dogs, etc. Do SOMETHING other than trying to mooch off my hard earned money. I don’t get health insurance at my job. I don’t expect someone to just hand it to me like they’re greatful I work for them. I should be greatful to THEM for a job. There are jobs. You know how to get money from the rich? WORK FOR THEM.
Go to Georgia. There’s a whole bunch of rotting crops since they got the illegals to leave. Now there’s jobs for AMERICANS who won’t take them up on it because they think they’re too good for farm work. http://forums.hannity.com/showthread.php?t=2270871
I am supposed to feel sorry for people who won’t work, made bad decisions by buying too much house, getting a worthless degree etc.? Sorry, keep your socialism and your change and I’ll keep my money. If you want to live in a socialist country, go try North Korea on for size.
Meg, of Cognitive Dissonance:
Wow, that’s cute and callous. You assume there’s some mythical land with jobs aplenty for the taking. All you have to do is apply. Uh-huh.
Actually, I’m going to do you a favor and not post your email address. I’m just going to factcheck this a little.
First off, here’s the official list of demands from the Occupy Wall Street General Assembly. I see nothing in there about being able to not work ever again while “mooching” money off of Shane Moore or anyone else.
Also, there are about four people actively seeking work to every job that’s available. Some estimate it’s higher than that. Employers are finding difficulty with hiring candidates with the qualifications they’re seeking. As the Business Insider article details in the above link, there’s a gap between finding skilled workers and those looking for work:
Employers say they’re having trouble finding applicants who fit the requirements for open positions. In a recent survey by the Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation, 40 percent of the members of the Inc. 500 (a group of the fastest-growing companies in the United States) reported that the biggest impediment to growing their companies was “finding qualified people.”
“That clearly speaks to the skills gap that exists,” says Thom Ruhe, director of entrepreneurship for the Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation. “So we’ve got this paradigm of millions that are unemployed, yet there are literally hundreds of thousands of jobs that are available if we had the right skilled labor to put there, so there’s a challenge.”
Note he says “millions unemployed” but “hundreds of thousands of jobs” are available. So even if finding skilled workers wasn’t an issue, there would not be enough jobs to go around.
This leads to underemployment - essentially, people who want to work full time, but cannot find full time work. As Bloomberg explains: “More Americans who would like a full-time job are settling for part-time work instead. They are counted in the underemployment rate, which increased to 16.5 percent, the highest this year, from 16.2 percent. The number of people working part-time for ‘economic reasons’ jumped 444,000 to 9.3 million.”
How do we get skilled workers? Affordable education is crucial. Right now, the class of 2011 will be the most indebted class to graduate college. Wages have not kept up with the cost of education, health care, housing, etc. This is all while corporations are posting record profits. We’re in trouble all around.
It’s not as simple as you think. You can’t just say “GET A JOB ASSHOLE” and that makes it so. Not with the way the economy is now.
The average worker is unemployed for approximately 40 weeks. That’s nearly a year.
As for Georgia, if the crops are already rotting, there’s nothing that can be done. And the law did not just get rid of undocumented workers, jackass. People who are in the country legally also left. You know why? If you live in fear of being hassled or arrested for not having proper documentation on you at ALL times, you might take off too.
And North Korea is not socialist. The -isms aren’t all the same thing. North Korea is, on a good day, a one-man dictatorship ruling a communist state. On a bad day, it’s a murderous, infantile tyrant’s playground. You want socialism? Try Sweden. It sounds horrific:
Sweden has an extensive child-care system that guarantees a place for all young children ages two through six in a public day-care facility. From ages seven to 16, children participate in compulsory education. After completing the ninth grade, 90% attend upper secondary school for either academic or technical education. Swedes benefit from an extensive social welfare system, which provides childcare and maternity and paternity leave, a ceiling on health care costs, old-age pensions, and sick leave, among other benefits. Parents are entitled to a total of 480 days’ paid leave at 80% of a government-determined salary cap between birth and the child’s eighth birthday. The parents may split those days however they wish, but 60 of the days are reserved specifically for the father.
As for the rest of your post, there’s really no point in addressing it. You sound as if you think we should grovel in gratitude for jobs that pay less than a living wage. Instead of wishing we were all at your level and had no benefits, why not wish for health care for all? Countries with socialized medicine spend far less of a proportional amount of GDP on health care than we do. One theory is better access to a doctor leads to more preventive care, which then stops minor issues from becoming major ones.
Like it or not, you are in the 99%. It’s not lazy socialists like you picture. It’s this man. And this woman. And those of us in Casper, Wyoming. I will continue to fight for you to have the right to a decent living wage, a job with benefits, affordable education and health care, and congressmen who represent We the People and not corporations. You can continue ranting on the Hannity forums. We’ll be out there so you don’t have to, Shane.
Nothing to add to this awesomeness.
don’t mind me just bowing down
Radio host Neal Boortz tells Hannity on Fox News: “Barack Obama is a bigger disaster to this country than 9/11.”
Are you fucking kidding me? I have no words for this kind of blatant evil slime.
You are a disgrace, may the full weight of the media juggernaut fall deservedly upon your head.
>implying we weren’t dependent on our government as it was
>implying taking care of our people is worse than killing 3,000 people
>implying the only thing Obama talks about is the rich
This guy has obviously only been watching Fox News.
-Dennis Edney, was Canadian Omar Khadar’s Lawyer, the youngest victim detainee of Guantanamo Bay at the age of 15. He talks about the “War on Terror”, his visits to Guantanamo to see Omar where witnessed the continued building of that illegal prison, and his frustration with the Canadian public’s…
Don’t look like “dirty hippies” to me
See the entire interview with Jesse LaGraca from Occupy Wall Street talking to Fox News…this clip never made it to air, via Kyle Christopher of Occupy Wall St.’s media team
The fascist soul of America is being exposed.
Fuck this shit.
fUCK tHIS sHIT
spread this shit right now
it’s disturbing but it’s raw footage
~almost 2 hours ago
NYPD Couterterrorism team at the #OccupyWallStreet protest.
Apparently, calling for economic justice is “terrorism” now.
I’ve seen a disconcerting surge of Ron Paul support amongst the Left on tumblr of late, and, though I do understand how, at times, Ron Paul takes some great stances no one else is willing to take, and, by the very fact of being such an idiosyncrasy, he appeals to the general distaste for…
pretty much these
Rep. Ron Paul (R-TX) says “If you have the inconsistency then you’re not defending liberty.” Paul has always been inconsistent. This inconsistency was noted by conservative commentator Mark Levin who says “Paul is poison. Hate America first crowd.”
A major reason is because the Texan…
ABSOLUTELY FUCKING PRICELESS
GREGORY HILTON, WHOEVER THE FUCK YOU ARE
LET ME KISS YOUR FEET