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uncorked

TPM: … TPM readers identified the two likeminded conservatives with whom Paul Ryan shared two pricey $350 bottles of Pinot Noir Wednesday night (original story here)

….(they) were Cliff Asness and John Cochrane. Both men have doctorate degrees in economics and are well-known in the conservative media world as die-hard proponents of the free market’s ability to right itself without government bailouts when the crisis hit in late 2008.

Asness, who ordered the wine and who, according to Feinberg was the one who said “Fuck her,” is better known as a high-profile hedge fund manager. Asness founded and runs AQR Capital, which manages an estimated $26 billion in a variety of traditional products and hedge funds, and his life story has been the subject of numerous books and articles about the rise and fall of Wall Street. He’s also grabbed headlines for being one of the most voluble opponents of President Obama’s economic policies.

ABC’s Jake Tapper ran an illuminating piece on Asness in May of 2009 after he wrote an angry open letter to Obama – “Unafraid in Greenwich, Connecticut” – in which he blasted the President’s attacks on hedge fund owners refusing to go along with his administration’s plans for Chrysler.

“Who came up with the title for the letter?” Tapper asked parenthetically in his piece. “Axelrod? Perhaps ‘Bold and on My Yacht’ was too subtle.”

….In May 2009, Asness served as a guest host on CNBC’s Squawk Box and defended the $450 million in bonuses AIG executives received, arguing that President Obama and the Congress are responsible for the economic crisis and should pay the execs the bonuses themselves…..

More here

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Campaignmoney: Asness is more than just an angry millionaire – he’s a major conservative political player.

Asness was listed as an attendee at retreats held by the billionaire conservative Koch Brothers, according to the document obtained by ThinkProgess last year. Charles and David Koch bring people together at these events to “review strategies for combating the multitude of public policies that threaten to destroy America as we know it”. In January, Ryan spoke at the Koch’s California retreat….

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118 Responses to “uncorked”


  1. 1 Blue
    July 11, 2011 at 5:03 pm

    Did you guys seen the webpage for Republicans for Obama? Well, it’s right here!

    http://www.republicansforobama.org/about

    • July 11, 2011 at 5:17 pm

      Now that takes the cake thanks for the heads up.

    • 4 utaustinliberal
      July 11, 2011 at 5:22 pm

      Holy shit! I just checked the website and it blew my freakin mind! There are actually sensible republicans who exist in this world? They formed the website and the group in 2006 to convince President Obama to run for office and have been heavily supporting him since. They throw mini fundraisers among their republican outreach and donate to the campaign. They have endorsed him for 2012 and are heavily campaigning for him in 2012. They expose candidates like Romney, Bachmann, TPaw and Santorum on their shoddy credentials. They sell t-shirts and gear in favor of President Obama and use the proceeds to send to the campaign. On their blog they’re having a meaningful conversation on why the debt ceiling needs to be raised and why tax increases and closing of ALL tax loopholes HAVE to be on the table. Many of their members come from old moneyed lily white southern conservative families and though their families vote republican, these people have dismissed the republican party and are doing everything in their power to make sure President Obama wins re-election. They detail all his accomplishments since taking office in 2009, they praise him, they don’t insult or denigrate him. They expose republican lies and untruths and counter them with the great work President Obama has achieved. Wow……just wow. Thanks for the link Blue, I’ll have to be checking them out and telling conservatives that there are wiser republicans on the horizon who know that President Obama is the right person for the job.

      • July 11, 2011 at 5:35 pm

        I sent this around on Twitter this morning. These people voted for President Obama in 2008 and support him for re-election. Amazinb.

      • July 11, 2011 at 7:58 pm

        I don’t tweet, but really, this needs to be tweeted In volumes

        • 7 utaustinliberal
          July 11, 2011 at 8:36 pm

          Oh trust me I’ve been tweeting it like mad. It’s been retweeted like mad. I will continue to follow up.

      • 8 desertflower
        July 11, 2011 at 8:35 pm

        I saw that over at TOAITR this morning…I say we try and get in there with them and post some goodies…bet THEY know more Republicans that can be swayed from their pathetic party now. If we can combine forces with them to get the word out…we have opened up our message to a wider, potentially more valuable,source. Thoughts?

      • July 11, 2011 at 8:44 pm

        Hey folks: I know a lot of old school Republicans that voted for Obama. My 89 year old (white) mother in law, her sister and retired navy husband, my best friend ( just changed to Dem though). Believe me that that the old school Republicans are NOT pleased with the GOP! I just wish more national figures would speak up. They don’t like the tea party crap. And finally, I think they are realizing that te TP has infected the whole party. There are a few local Republicans that are okay around the country. They just get no press.

    • July 11, 2011 at 5:39 pm

      This is amazing!!!! Folks are waking up.

    • 11 SUE DUVALL SMITH
      July 11, 2011 at 5:43 pm

      AWESOME…THIS NEEDS TO GO EVERYWHERE!!!!!!!

    • 12 Debz
      July 11, 2011 at 5:43 pm

      I ‘m sure this is the same group who supported PBO since the ’08 election. I think they have just freshened up the page for the next election.

  2. 13 utaustinliberal
    July 11, 2011 at 5:07 pm

    Wow. They fuck up the economy and demand for congress and Americans to pay them bonuses. The nerve of these people. These are the kind of inhumane greedy fat cats the GOP tethers its wagon to. They will all fall down like dominoes and destroy each other one after the other.

  3. 15 Brian
    July 11, 2011 at 5:20 pm

    My feisty grandmother used to have a comment for people like Asness and Ryan: They think they’re hot shit, but they’re only half right.

    Miss you, Grandma!

  4. 19 Mae who love our CIC
    July 11, 2011 at 5:34 pm

    This is what is wrong with the likes of Ryan trying to serve two masters and are very non effective on both fronts. They ain’t smart enough to do their jobs., just political puppets What hypocrites!

  5. 21 dotster
    July 11, 2011 at 5:34 pm

    Isn’t this sickening—-Ryan and his greedy hedge fund mgr. buds plotting further takeover? Empty souls with no conscience, no decency, destroying this country.

  6. 22 Anonymous
    July 11, 2011 at 5:35 pm

    Chipsticks, can we have an expose on Rupert the whore murdock before the end of the week. This story is getting hotter and hotter and if he did this in Britian you and I know he did it in the USA.

  7. 24 SUE DUVALL SMITH
    July 11, 2011 at 5:42 pm

    GOP TYPICAL..CHAMPAGNE TASTE ON TAXPAYER BUDGET!

  8. 25 MTmarilyn
    July 11, 2011 at 5:54 pm

    I have been following this story all week. They make me sick.

  9. 26 utaustinliberal
    July 11, 2011 at 6:03 pm

    Hey guys (slightly late) heads up: Rev Al Sharpton is covering for crappy Cenk Uygur on MSNBC. Woohooo!!! He is on fire as usual.

  10. 27 utaustinliberal
    July 11, 2011 at 6:45 pm

    Guys twitter has been blowing up with how FANTASTIC Rev Al Sharpton is. MSNBC should just fire Cenk and replace him with The Rev. The Rev has charts, notes, data, graphs, statements made by GOP, votes cast by GOP and teaparty wing of GOP and he uses it to DESTROY them! My goodness this is must watch TV. He had a teaparty congressman on who tried to lie about his votes conerning taxes. The Rev told him: “You are not relevant to the debt ceiling negotiations. You are EXPENDABLE!!!!” Hahahahaha 😆 😆 😆 😆 I almost lost my damn mind and the congressman’s face was priceless. He was SHOCKED! The Rev didn’t even let him finish his lies, he cut the mic and video feed off and moved on! Hahahaha 😆 😆 😆 #teamsharpton.

      • 29 globalcitizenlinda
        July 11, 2011 at 7:30 pm

        rev Al aslo gave some commentary on this wine summit at which ryan is consorting with his primary masters (the hedgefund managers who do not want any of their taxes raised but are okay with cutting of financial help for the poor

    • 30 ChristiMtl
      July 11, 2011 at 7:30 pm

      Isn’t he great or what? I sent many tweets to MSNBC, give him his own show!

      I just saw the summary for Olbermann’s special comment tonight, it ends with ”Don’t touch medicare SIR”.

      The arrogance. I remember when I watched his show, he always called the Pres. ”Mr. Obama”…the same as Rachel Maddow.

      He earned his title!!

      First of all, he doesn’t even vote.

      Second, He doesn’t know nothing, no details, there’s no deal yet. Cutting waste and cutting benefits is different, ….and if it’s something else, I know that the Pres. is a good and caring man and tries everything he can to operate in that corrupted system.

      The president was great, he took all their arguments away from them….they have nothing.

      • 31 hopefruit2
        July 11, 2011 at 7:34 pm

        There is a rumor started by HuffnPuff that the President wants to raise medicare eligibility age to 67. That’s where all this PL nonsense is coming from.

        Aren’t these PL pundits tired of making fools of themselves (and decreasing their credibility) over and over by reacting hysterically to bullshit rumors from unsourced “official?” Especially rumors originating from a tabloid anti-Obama rag like HuffnPuff?

    • 36 geegee
      July 11, 2011 at 8:30 pm

      :laugh: This is a test!

  11. 40 lmrj
    July 11, 2011 at 6:54 pm

    Newscorp is being sued by it’s shareholders. I’d say the dominoes are now falling at a more rapid pace.
    http://news.yahoo.com/shareholders-sue-news-corp-over-hacking-scandal-165856893.html

  12. 41 Logan
    July 11, 2011 at 7:04 pm

    Men like these Republicans were the ones who said Obama was too inexperience to president, then they turn around and blame the financial crisis on Obama. Pure stupidity! It is sad our media let’s them get away with it.

  13. July 11, 2011 at 7:16 pm

    A democratic source says the president wants to raise the Medicare age.
    Ok. These leaks are pathetic and if this is Dan pfeifer, he should be shit canned. I don’t think it is the WH, I think it is one of the house dems higher up, that is getting the information from boners office, just to start trouble!

    If it is even true? Who knows at this point?

    Google it!

      • July 11, 2011 at 7:23 pm

        Sam stein starting trouble again. These leaks are pathetic.

        • 45 hopefruit2
          July 11, 2011 at 7:29 pm

          PBO to Stein this morning: “I don’t know how much juice you carry for the Republicans.”

          hopefruit2 & Jovie to PBO this evening: “A lot, Mr. President, a lot.”

          • 46 isonprize
            July 11, 2011 at 9:47 pm

            Hope, I think that was Obama’s very savvy way of calling him out. I swear, Pres. Obama could double as a Jedi knight, or a ninja. He’s Yoda. He knows everything…

        • 47 nintendowii10
          July 11, 2011 at 7:43 pm

          Sam Stein is an Arianna Huffington lackey.

          • 48 hopefruit2
            July 11, 2011 at 8:00 pm

            The folks on Old Orange have run away with the story. Even Keith Olbermann (didn’t even vote) is trying to cash in on this latest poutrage with a top rec’d diary on DKOS begging people to watch his “special comment” basically trying to order the president around under the guise of caring for the nation.

            • 49 nintendowii10
              July 11, 2011 at 8:18 pm

              LOL @ loser Keith… still thinking that the President revolves around him and his little band.

              I grew tired of Keith after he went off the rails, even childishly attacking Bristol Palin in one of his “Worst Person” segments, invoking a little bit of misogyny. I don’t like Bristol Palin as much as the next person, but Keith really crossed the line during that segment, and his “Special Comments” are just preaching to the choir through poutrage.

              I’m glad and thankful to have evolved to a world where I don’t need Keith Olbermann or any of these teevee pundits telling me how/what to think.

          • July 11, 2011 at 8:00 pm

            Robert Gibbs made Sam Stein by calling on him in his very first press conference. Little did Gibbs know at the time that Sam would be a part of the PL, the name coined by Gibbs himself. I question anyone’s credibility who are associated with HuffPo.

      • July 11, 2011 at 10:33 pm

        Oh surprise surprise! Another freak out after a masterful performance by the president. Shocked! I’m shocked I tell ya! Even if true, do we need to define the word bluff for these people?

    • 52 hopefruit2
      July 11, 2011 at 7:25 pm

      This is a rumor propagated by none other than Sam Stein of Huffington Post. What do you expect – these same folks started the rumor that Geithner was trying to block Elizabeth Warren’s nomination. The same “democratic source” told Huff n Puff told them about Geithner.

  14. 53 gc
    July 11, 2011 at 7:26 pm

    Blech. I like money, too. But my dear Reps, you know where I spend my Monday afternoons? Volunteering at a Rehab Hospital, helping people with quadriplegia play Bingo. Not only can they not lift champagne flutes, they cannot place markers on Bingo Cards.

    UTAustin, thanks fpr that incredibly uplifting info. OMFG.

  15. 54 globalcitizenlinda
    July 11, 2011 at 7:26 pm

    Rev Al Sharpton just briefly covered this story of Ryan-the-consumer-of hedgefund-wines. he should be ashamed of his hypocrisy

  16. July 11, 2011 at 7:40 pm

    A Closer Look at Bachmann’s Past – Was the GOP rising star a tax collector or tax litigation attorney? You’ll never guess what Michele Bachmann, the rabble-rousing, tax-reviling, government-bashing idol of America’s tea party movement, used to do for a living.

    Sue tax scofflaws for the Internal Revenue Service.

    http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/43715749/ns/politics-decision_2012/

    • 57 utaustinliberal
      July 11, 2011 at 8:45 pm

      Chris covered that on Hardball. She was a glorified tax collector. Hahahahahaha… .. I have no clue when tax collector turned into tax lawyer.

  17. 58 desertflower
    July 11, 2011 at 7:42 pm

    http://mediamatters.org/action/newscorphearings/ I just got an email from Media Matters and was asked to sign a petition to get Congress to do inquiries here. I signed it and thought I would pass it along for anyone else to sign…pass it on!

  18. 59 makesense4tulips
    July 11, 2011 at 7:45 pm

    Rev Al rating beat all of Cnn and beat Lawrence Odonnel for the week

    • 60 ChristiMtl
      July 11, 2011 at 7:48 pm

      Fantastic news!!

      • 61 utaustinliberal
        July 11, 2011 at 8:50 pm

        Yes! Yes! Yes! Everyone who tweets, please once in a while tweet @msnbc to give Rev Al Sharpton (@TheRevAl) his own show. And please continue to watch him so his ratings can keep skyrocketing b/c he’s amazing. He comes armoured with facts, data, graphs, charts, statements made by GOP so that when they lie he whips it out and bitch slaps them with it. He knows who voted what on what bill and he’s just G-R-E-A-T.

    • 62 Puddin
      July 11, 2011 at 8:47 pm

      Great news!!!!

    • 63 Anonymous
      July 11, 2011 at 11:11 pm

      Fabulous news. I haven’t been watching MSNBC, but if they make Rev. Al a permanent host, I’ll start watching again. Cenk’s ratings were atrocious. So, if he is beating Lawrence, he’s beating Cenk’s ratings at that time.

  19. 64 carolyn
    July 11, 2011 at 7:48 pm

    People like Ryan are incapable of feeling shame. My husband, a psychologist, says their psychological makeup is so different from the normal, that we can hardly comprehend them. They feel no shame at getting caught, at treating other people unfairly, at hypocrisyy….if they get caught at something, they just turn the indictment on the other person and play the victim. I think you can see that in Ryan’s response. We canNOT shame these people into changing. All we can do is defeat them in elections. So, we just have to work that much harder. The medical term for these people is sociopath. They actually have no conscience, and will always only do what benefits them and their pocketbook. They are users to the max. Despicable people.

    • 65 ChristiMtl
      July 11, 2011 at 7:55 pm

      They are classic cases of Narcissistic Personality Disorder

      * An exaggerated sense of one’s own abilities and achievements.

      * A constant need for attention, affirmation and praise.

      * A belief that he or she is unique or “special” and should only associate with other people of the same status.

      * Persistent fantasies about attaining success and power.

      * Exploiting other people for personal gain.

      * A sense of entitlement and expectation of special treatment.

      * A preoccupation with power or success.

      * Feeling envious of others, or believing that others are envious of him or her.

      * A lack of empathy for others.

      • 66 desertflower
        July 11, 2011 at 8:45 pm

        Sociopaths AND narcissists!!! Great. Both these lists pretty much sum up a WHOLE BUNCH of them…don;t they? They should never be in public service.

  20. 67 carolyn
    July 11, 2011 at 7:49 pm

    Way to go Rev. Al!!! A new media star is born.

  21. July 11, 2011 at 8:00 pm

    NPR has an interview with a republican up that praises Pres Obama’s handling of the debt issue and castigates the Rs. Calls PBO’s pressw conference “a damn masterpiece.” Here’s the money response to one question:

    “Bell: I think the president’s played it very well. His press conference [Monday] was a damn masterpiece. When your enemy is tying a noose, leave them alone. Republicans have yelled and screamed and carried on. They have a budget they’re trying to run away from. All the talk about repealing health care legislation is fading out. And the talk about repeal of Dodd-Frank? Ninety-nine percent of Americans don’t know what it is. This is the defining discussion now, and there will be a referendum on it in 2012. If Republicans have to run on a platform of no changes in rich folks’ tax cuts, versus Obama saying working men and women are hurting? You don’t have to be a genius to figure that one out.”

    http://www.npr.org/2011/07/11/137772382/a-conservative-spins-out-the-gops-debt-endgame?sc=tw&cc=share

    • 69 nintendowii10
      July 11, 2011 at 8:14 pm

      These are the Republicans I want to hear from. The Republicans who are conservative, but not “We need to cut every damn spending, Founding Fathers, bwaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaah!” Tea Party nutter conservative.

      Heck, I don’t mind reasonable mild criticism from reasonable Republicans, but thus there aren’t any, because the media doesn’t want reasonable. They want drama and conflict, which is why they’ll continue to invite the nutters like Bachmann and the Tea Party on teevee, and masquerade Republican turncoats like Jane Hamsher, Glenn Greenwald, Ed Shultz, Arianna Huffington as “disgruntled progressives.”

  22. 70 Anonymous
    July 11, 2011 at 8:07 pm

    Seriously? Asness? The jokes write themselves… Maybe. I’m just being juvenile but I can’t help it 🙂

    • 71 desertflower
      July 11, 2011 at 8:48 pm

      Oh no…you’re not being juvenile…I thought of that one right off the bat!! Yea, they write themselves alright:)

  23. 72 MTmarilyn
    July 11, 2011 at 8:21 pm

    Lawrence Odonnell just gave quite an opening. It is a must hear. When the video becomes available it should be posted.

  24. 76 hopefruit2
    July 11, 2011 at 8:22 pm

    Lawrence O’Donnell’s Last word had a FANTASTIC segment on the President’s strategy in negotiating. Please check the MSNBC link as soon as it’s available!

  25. July 11, 2011 at 8:24 pm

    I started not to watch Lawrence tonight, but boy I’m glad I did. He just did a remarkable segment praising PBO’s magnificent strategy on the debt ceiling. His graphic called PBO “The Fighter.” His segment was something to behold. Chips, if you can get the clip of this, you will not be disappointed.

  26. 82 makesense4tulips
    July 11, 2011 at 8:24 pm

    chipstick u got get the clip of lawrenc odonell explanation how president Obama played brillance. the way he explains it is awesome

  27. 83 makesense4tulips
    July 11, 2011 at 8:25 pm

    The democrats don’t know who they got representing them

  28. July 11, 2011 at 8:29 pm

    Twitter comment quoting Lawrence segment.

    “What you are now witnessing is the most masterful rope-a-dope ever performed by a president against an opposition party.”

    Oh, Bachmann’s signing that pledge abt slavery has gotten tons of coverage tonight. Thank goodness.

  29. 85 makesense4tulips
    July 11, 2011 at 8:30 pm

    Theres a twitterer on saying that just found out that Marco Rubio family is involved in drug trafficking she is trying the story to link

  30. July 11, 2011 at 8:34 pm

    Ooops. Rubio family invovled in drug trafficing? If this is true, there goes their favorite Latino VP candidate. Dang, the repubs bad stuff is really catching up with them.

    http://www.barracudapost.com/breaking-news-senator-rubios-family-involved-in-drug-trafficking/

  31. July 11, 2011 at 8:36 pm

    Senator Rubio’s Family Involved in Drug Trafficking

    Today Univision reported about Senator Marco Rubio’s family ties to narcotics trafficking. This has been known by some and kept very secretive by others and is something that the Senator refuses to discuss. He also avoided all mention of this during his campaign for Senate.

    In 1987, federal prosecutors in Miami seized the home of Rubio’s older sister, Barbara, and her husband, Orlando Cicilia. Cicilia was later convicted and sentenced to 25 years in jail for conspiracy to distribute cocaine and marijuana and was also charged with bribing Miami police officers. This was part of the famous “Operation Cobra”, one of the largest investigations against a drug cartel.

    Rubio’s brother in law was released in November 2000 because of good behavior. He currently lives in Rubio’s mother’s house in Miami, and is even listed as a co-owner of that house.

    This causes quite a dilemma for Rubio. As many remember, during the last presidential election, the so called “pure conservative” claimed that Obama was a marxist and a muslim because his father and stepfather were both muslims and marxists. Well, I guess if we are going to apply the same “pure conservative” standard, we can make the case, and it would be fair to say, that Marco Rubio is a drug dealer because his family were drug dealers. Sounds moronic, right? So, which is it, Senator?

    At the end of the day, the facts remain. Somehow, Rubio’s political and private life has been, one way or another, associated with unlawful and unethical individuals, thugs and delinquents. Even Rubio’s political friend and ally, the very corrupt David Rivera, does not seem to have drug dealers in his family (that we know of).

    Which Republican presidential candidate is now going to be enthusiastic about bringing Rubio in as vice president? Would you?

    http://www.barracudapost.com/breaking-news-senator-rubios-family-involved-in-drug-trafficking/

    • July 11, 2011 at 8:48 pm

      Well there goes the VP spot on the republican presidential ticket.

    • 91 gn
      July 11, 2011 at 10:52 pm

      I don’t believe in guilt by association and while I think that Rubio holds many asshattical views (he enthusiastically clapped for the Ryan budget proposal), he can’t control the choices of adult family members. That said, I agree with the article in that this is going to be very problematic for any presidential or vice presidential aspirations of his.

  32. 92 Me4obama
    July 11, 2011 at 8:36 pm

    LAWRENCE,LAWRENCE,LAWRENCE.

  33. July 11, 2011 at 8:40 pm

    Don’t forget to pray for our President

    Today I pray for our nation. Lord, I ask that you would give our President wisdom beyond his own understanding and the courage he needs to stand against the hate he receive from those who heart is evil. I pray that you would give him the grace and strength to stand against those who are trying to destroy him. Have mercy on our President and our nation Lord, In Jesus name, Amen

  34. July 11, 2011 at 8:49 pm

    Lawrence is doing a delicious takedown of Newsweek’s kiss up of the Half Term Zilla from Wasilla.

  35. 101 makesense4tulips
    July 11, 2011 at 8:50 pm

    Lawrence is taking folks down. That vacation put him back on track

  36. July 11, 2011 at 8:57 pm

    Looks like Chipsticks is taking a much needed break. lol….I remember when it was announced that OBL was killed Chips was slumbering. We were trying to wake her by shouting her name through our key strokes.

  37. 109 Me4obama
    July 11, 2011 at 8:59 pm

    Anyone interested Bill Maher is on Piers Tabloid Morgan.

    • July 11, 2011 at 9:06 pm

      Thanks M4O, just tuned in (even though Morgan makes me want to spew) – so far Maher has been EXCELLENT!!

      • 111 utaustinliberal
        July 11, 2011 at 9:11 pm

        Thank you thank you thank you.

      • July 11, 2011 at 10:07 pm

        Chipsticks, did Piers ask Bill any questions about rupert murdock? If not he is a coward. My mom told me Piers was on the talk and said he wouldn’t comment on his former boss who gave him his start. I think this sucks because he should have an opinion about the topic since he has so much to say about everybody and their business.

  38. 115 MTmarilyn
    July 11, 2011 at 9:28 pm

    I am watching Rachel now. I am helping my husband work on our washing machine so I am going off to help him and then back here to type. Amazingly all the shows on MSNBC are good tonight. Everynow and then they get it right. I also have been discussing with some rightwing guys on facebook. I usually am very quiet about politics on Facebook but I couldn’t let this go. They were making fun of people in a Coffee Party ad about the deficit and trickle economics. They were going on and on about the deficit is the reason there aren’t any jobs. The last thing I wrote was where were they all the other times the celling was raised and the deficit was never talked about. Where were they when Bush spent all the surplus. Where were they when Bush’s wars weren’t on the budget. The are very silent now. I couldn’t have done this without all the support that is given here. Thank you all for all the information brought here. I hope I will be able to do this more now. Thanks again everyone!!!!

    • 116 hopefruit2
      July 11, 2011 at 9:35 pm

      Hmmm….I wonder if the addition of Rev Al last week and this week has had something to do with this seeming change of tone tonight on the MSNBC nightly shows. From what I understood, Rev Al beat out Chris Hayes (filling in for L O’Donnell) in the ratings last week – Cenk Uygur has NEVER beat L’O’Donnell. It would be a huge embarassment if Rev Al is the highest rated nightly show on the MSNBC line up. Ed schultz was blowing a gasket all last week – lets see what he does this week.

  39. 117 isonprize
    July 11, 2011 at 9:59 pm

    Anyone want to keep a running tab of what $700 would buy an average American family? I’ll repost the tally I did a few posts back…

    That $700 would put a little dent into the bill for building a wheelchair ramp for a family member. Ramps are often NOT covered in most service plans for people with disabilities

    OR

    How about ….

    5 school uniform pants ($15 apiece) – $75
    5 shirts ($8 apiece) – $40
    2 pair of shoes ($25 apiece), $50
    socks/tights & undies ($20), – $20
    belts or hair accessories ($15), – $15
    2 sweater vests ($20), — $40
    windbreaker ($15) — $15
    winter coat ($60) — $60
    school back pack ($25) — $25

    And that’s STILL LESS than one $350 bottle of RYAN’S WINE!!!

    Prices from 1. French Toast school uniforms and 2. Target Stores

    • July 11, 2011 at 10:14 pm

      Poor little herman monster kid, he was asked about the names of his dinner groupies and an adult wouldn’t have been ashamed but a small little child says I don’t want to tell you.. But because of the internet, the people figured it out. hahahaha…


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