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Next, Comes The Impeachment: Republicans Seek All White House Communication On Solyndra Since Obama Inauguration

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This can not be good for a president already mired in 20% real unemployment and 98.9% Debt to GDP: “Nearly eight months into our investigation, documents provided to the Committee last Friday confirm those closest to the President - top advisors like Valerie Jarrett, Larry Summers, and Ron Klain - had direct involvement in the Solyndra mess.  In addition to the cast of West Wing characters with access to the Oval Office, documents reveal a startlingly cozy relationship between wealthy donors and the President’s confidantes, especially in matters related to Solyndra.  While the President claims ‘hindsight is always 20/20’ and the loan went ‘through the regular review process,’ the facts tell a much different story with some of the loudest alarm bells on Solyndra’s viability coming from within his very own administration.”  Next up: "please define the term 'crony venture capital taxpayer funded loan." Also, stories like this can not help.

Just released by the House Energy And Commerce Committee

 Recently Provided Documents Reveal President’s Inner Circle Voiced Concern with Solyndra, Wealthy Campaign Donors Had Direct Line to West Wing

 Energy and Commerce Committee Chairman Fred Upton (R-MI) and Oversight and Investigations Subcommittee Chairman Cliff Stearns (R-FL) are seeking all communications between White House staff and officials regarding now-bankrupt Solyndra’s $535 million loan guarantee.  The Committee leaders have requested all documents dating back to President Obama’s inauguration on January 20, 2009. Recently produced documents reveal the President’s closest confidantes closely monitored the Solyndra loan and wealthy donors also weighed in on Solyndra to those officials closest to the Oval Office.

Subcommittee Chairman Stearns made the following statement:
“Nearly eight months into our investigation, documents provided to the Committee last Friday confirm those closest to the President - top advisors like Valerie Jarrett, Larry Summers, and Ron Klain - had direct involvement in the Solyndra mess.  In addition to the cast of West Wing characters with access to the Oval Office, documents reveal a startlingly cozy relationship between wealthy donors and the President’s confidantes, especially in matters related to Solyndra.  While the President claims ‘hindsight is always 20/20’ and the loan went ‘through the regular review process,’ the facts tell a much different story with some of the loudest alarm bells on Solyndra’s viability coming from within his very own administration.”  
In the letter to White House Counsel Kathryn Ruemmler, the Committee leaders write, “On May 24, 2010, a DOE official emailed Ron Klain, Chief of Staff to Vice President Biden, to say that ‘we believe the company is okay in the medium term, but will need some help of one kind or another down the road.’  Mr. Klain forwarded that email to Valerie Jarrett and stated that, based on DOE’s evaluation, ‘there are some risk factors here — but that’s true of any innovative company that POTUS would visit.  It looks like it is OK to me, but if you feel otherwise, let me know.’  Ms. Jarrett responds that, ‘I’m comfortable if you’re comfortable.’ Later that same day, OMB staff traded emails about Solyndra.  Their outlook on Solyndra’s prospects, however, was less positive.  In one email, an OMB staff member stated, “I am increasingly worried that this visit could prove embarrassing to the Administration in the not too distant future, given 1) what we heard today about DOE that Solyndra is delaying their IPO at least until the end of the year, and 2) what the auditors said about Solyndra making it through the year absent new financing . . . .  It might be worth flagging to policy officials given this high-profile visit.”  Other emails produced by OMB also show that OMB staff did not believe that DOE was adequately monitoring the loan guarantees it had issued.”

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Wed, 10/05/2011 - 17:33 | 1742981 Seasmoke
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better resign now Obama while the going is good......although that leaves us with president Biden

Wed, 10/05/2011 - 17:37 | 1742995 FederalReserveB...
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If Biden were also implicated, the next in line would be...? President Hilary Clinton?

Wed, 10/05/2011 - 17:39 | 1743004 astartes09
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No. John Boehner.  You fire an idiot and then go full retard.

Wed, 10/05/2011 - 17:42 | 1743015 Duuude
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Wed, 10/05/2011 - 17:57 | 1743057 knukles
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What!  After Boner it's Senator Belly Snort (D-Alabama)?
Jesus H. can't we even get a good God fearing humble type person. someone with a soical services, altruistc background, a helper of the poor, downtrodden uderdog.  A visionary, particularly with a broadly painted past.  And differing of insights cultural, religious, social and whatthefuckever.  Someone who can deliver us from the bondage of our own past.  Someone like a good, deserving community organizer?
And all we can come up with is Senator Belly Snort.

Wed, 10/05/2011 - 18:00 | 1743072 dlmaniac
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How many do we have to impeach before Ron Paul takes over?

Wed, 10/05/2011 - 18:39 | 1743194 gmrpeabody
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SUNGATE..., bitchez

Wed, 10/05/2011 - 18:59 | 1743271 Manthong
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The impeachment proceedings ought to keep people's minds off the S&P being under 700 this coming spring.

Wed, 10/05/2011 - 19:54 | 1743485 Freewheelin Franklin
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+ 699

Wed, 10/05/2011 - 20:52 | 1743751 HiHoAg
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Most transparent administration ever.

Wed, 10/05/2011 - 21:41 | 1743886 bigkahuna
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the NWO is maaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaad!

Thu, 10/06/2011 - 08:28 | 1744805 GetZeeGold
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And the Nobel Prize goes to....SOLYNDRA!


Thu, 10/06/2011 - 00:57 | 1744328 Motorhead
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And I'm sure Attorney General Holder will offer his complete "fast and furious" cooperation.

Thu, 10/06/2011 - 03:15 | 1744461 Mauibrad
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Wed, 10/05/2011 - 18:02 | 1743077 tekhneek
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I say a small time farmer in a rural area that has common sense could probably do more good than any politican could in their lifetime.

Wed, 10/05/2011 - 18:19 | 1743117 Maos Dog
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I don't mean to be a smartass but farmers historically support soft money and easy credit... :)

Wed, 10/05/2011 - 19:08 | 1743299 Yamaha
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I don't think your a smart ass.  Every farmer or Rancher I know uses some Government land at a huge discount and they never stop complaining about taxes - yet they pay next to nothing.  A friend of mine bought his house and 200 acres when I bought my house.  He now ownes it free and clear paid by his taxes/deductions.  Hasn't paid much tax in 20 years.  Smart guy......

Wed, 10/05/2011 - 20:30 | 1743660 samslaught
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did he explain to you how he paid for his home with his taxes/deductions...because I can't figure that one out.

Wed, 10/05/2011 - 20:31 | 1743661 samslaught
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did he explain to you how he paid for his home with his taxes/deductions...because I can't figure that one out.

Wed, 10/05/2011 - 20:41 | 1743708 eatthebanksters
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You don't know the farmers or ranchers that I know...perhaps you hang out with the big corporate farmers?


Thu, 10/06/2011 - 08:32 | 1744826 GetZeeGold
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The most successful farmers come from Harvard. school.


Wed, 10/05/2011 - 22:21 | 1743965 Long-John-Silver
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I say a small time farmer in a rural area


Are you insane? Jimmy Carter was a small time farmer in a rural area and look what that got us.

Thu, 10/06/2011 - 01:03 | 1744336 Milestones
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Look what we got behind Jimmy--Mr. small time gubermint> Mr Golly Gee.       Milestones

Thu, 10/06/2011 - 02:21 | 1744425 Marty Rothbard
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Sorry, but Carter had a huge operation.  He planted thousands of acres of peanuts per year, and who knows what else.

Thu, 10/06/2011 - 08:36 | 1744834 GetZeeGold
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Ummm....maybe a stupid question....but can we please have Jimmy back as President? PLEASSSSSE!


Thu, 10/06/2011 - 00:54 | 1744317 Things that go bump
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Wed, 10/05/2011 - 20:42 | 1743711 CH1
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someone with a soical services, altruistc background, a helper of the poor, downtrodden uderdog.

Please try to believe me that no one in politics really believes that crap; it's simply 'words that work'. These are power-mongers. No actual good person would spend years grovelling for money in order to get to congress to hit their heads against a wall.

Okay, Ron Paul is a partial exception, and it's taken him 20 years to be considered non-insane by any serious number of people.

Wed, 10/05/2011 - 17:54 | 1743046 Problem Is
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Classic... the US political class runs the gambit from idiot to moron to full retard...

Wed, 10/05/2011 - 18:09 | 1743094 LongSoupLine
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Man, think how hard he would cry if he got the president slot...he nearly shit himself by just getting a house leader seat.

Wed, 10/05/2011 - 19:25 | 1743343 GenX Investor
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NEVER go FULL retard... Simple Jack.

Thu, 10/06/2011 - 08:39 | 1744849 GetZeeGold
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Begs the question....if you did go FULL would you know?



Wed, 10/05/2011 - 19:26 | 1743349 A Nanny Moose
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That is an insult to the rest of us riders on the short bus

Wed, 10/05/2011 - 20:37 | 1743689 monoloco
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Don't worry, this is just a diversion to take everybody's minds off Wall Street bankers.

Wed, 10/05/2011 - 20:44 | 1743722 CH1
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Quite possibly so. The real reason for impeachment was to purposely assassinate a US citizen without a trial. But, so long as Dancing With The Stars is on, who can muster half a damn?

Wed, 10/05/2011 - 22:19 | 1743961 pops
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I was just going to mention that little "due process" business of executing a US citizen by executive order.

Wed, 10/05/2011 - 17:40 | 1743007 FederalReserveB...
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Or would her weight prevent her from becoming President?

Wed, 10/05/2011 - 17:56 | 1743052 Problem Is
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No but Christie's would... No fat-boy Presidents...

Wed, 10/05/2011 - 18:28 | 1743114 X.inf.capt
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again, if i could have 1 wish,

i wish alot of officers and office holders...would stop acting like junior enlistedmen...

a junior EM's job is to obey and take orders...

it is an officers job to take responsibity for his office, and to NOT obey orders contrary to law and the U.S. Constitution...

they gave an OATH,


i wish alot of officers and office holders would stop acting like junior enlistedmen...


Wed, 10/05/2011 - 19:23 | 1743339 Moe Howard
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Every officer that participated in Libya violated their oath of office. The oath is to the Constitution, not a person. Check Constitution Corner at the USMA, West Point for clarification. They should resign effective immediately.

Wed, 10/05/2011 - 20:34 | 1743678 X.inf.capt
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yes sir..

i concur...

Thu, 10/06/2011 - 01:59 | 1744398 CrazyCooter
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X.inf.capt, you have said as much (?CnP?) in previous posts. The reality is, as I am sure you are aware, is that once one signs up the job has to be done and failure to do so (as commanded) bears heavy costs. The military, by design, does not accommodate dissidents.

I got my honorable, but I was very unhappy with the things going on in my unit and particularly with my O's. By date of birth, I served neatly after the first GW and ETSed before the second. I didn't have to pay like many others, but I volunteered just the same. But I suppose like war (which I didn't serve in) it was all luck beyond my control (i.e. who comes home and who doesn't - training only biases your odds).

I am not sure what to think about your comments, so I defer to Smedley Butler.

Veterans have to stand up and accept the US Military is fighting the longest war in the history of this nation. This is a hell of a flare in the night, in my mind. We are not in these wars to win; we are in these wars to occupy.

When RP said in the presidential debate, regarding war, "I am the CIC; the troops come home". I heard all I needed to hear.

Should there ever be a moment in our nations near future when our people are genuinely threatened I have no doubt that the mothers of this nation shall with trepidation gaze upon their sons faces and exclaim "come home with your swords or on them".

Then, its is real, until then we are shedding blood for the money elite. I think the world has forgotten what the US military can do when tasked with winning instead of occupying or meeting political goals.

Storms gather on the horizon. I can not pretend to read the tea leaves.



Thu, 10/06/2011 - 02:30 | 1744428 X.inf.capt
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thank you, cooter,

you have given me food for thought, i am grateful,

thank you for your service, 

p.s. if our country is ever threatened here stateside, yes, i pity the invader...

most citizens would fight, as would i

hell, i would carry water for these kids, regardless of rank.

i was used to being an overglorified pack mule....



Thu, 10/06/2011 - 03:13 | 1744458 Moe Howard
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If you was light infantry, you know what a pack mule is. It is you.

Thu, 10/06/2011 - 10:39 | 1745496 X.inf.capt
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i remember my first day at Benning, thats what our instructors called us......

Wed, 10/05/2011 - 20:45 | 1743729 CH1
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Wed, 10/05/2011 - 21:58 | 1743928 bigkahuna
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following that convention, we have a lot of firings. in fact, we have a DOD full of people to fire....

Wed, 10/05/2011 - 20:39 | 1743695 mailll
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No, he will finish his term.  Then, enter Hillary Clinton.  I am pretty convinced she will run for President, and win it.  Even many republicans will vote for her. But little do they know she is a major player of the Bilderberg group. She is the ultimate Globalist. She will appear to be a savior, but she is one of them. 

Wed, 10/05/2011 - 20:47 | 1743731 SWRichmond
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Obama can take "Gunwalker" Holder along with him when he goes.

Wed, 10/05/2011 - 21:39 | 1743881 Mike2756
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Send him back to Illinois, lock the cell door oh boy! doo doo doo

Wed, 10/05/2011 - 23:23 | 1744100 Freddie
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Anyone notice what their SOLUTION was?  An IPO.  They planned to dump this money losing bag of shit onto individual investors.  It is the SillyCON Valley and Sand Hill Road venture capital way - most of them love Gore and the left.   The SillyCON Valley VC way where if you don't have a Stanford grad degree then get the f*ck out of our expensive office.

The PUBLIC was going to be the bagholder and they ended up being the bagholder.

Wed, 10/05/2011 - 23:26 | 1744109 Breaker
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Americans elected an obviously corrupt, Chicago-style, machine politician. That's what they got. I don't see why he should resign.

Thu, 10/06/2011 - 08:10 | 1744769 Atlantis Consigliore
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wheres Rahm;  mayor of Chicago?


oh yea,  he doesnt remember Solargate??? as Chief of Staff.

Wed, 10/05/2011 - 17:34 | 1742984 trav7777
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2 Fast, 2 Furious, bitchez

Wed, 10/05/2011 - 17:46 | 1743034 Strider52
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At first, I thought the title suggested an all-white investigation... always expecting jaw-droppers from Tyler.

Wed, 10/05/2011 - 18:42 | 1743208 nmewn
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Spot on trav.

Holder committed perjury...the Chief Law Enforcement Offcier in the nation, lying under oath, to cover up involvement in internationail arms trafficking & murder.

It doesn't get a whole lot worse than that.

Wed, 10/05/2011 - 18:59 | 1743268 mynhair
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Clinton did it.  Ya want worse?  Moochelle for Prez in 4 years!

Wed, 10/05/2011 - 19:22 | 1743334 nmewn
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Nothing surprises me after Hillary! was elected a senator.

Her qualifiations?..."I don't recall"...cattle futures...conning Vince Foster into offing himself...and coat tails.

Come to think of it...she'd be perfect for the job the way things are run now. Its almost like they all get in a room and say, who's the sleaziest screwball we can nominate?

Wed, 10/05/2011 - 19:28 | 1743355 GenX Investor
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She rocks the matching leisure suit

Wed, 10/05/2011 - 20:15 | 1743590 nmewn
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A matching burka would really set it off.

Wed, 10/05/2011 - 20:25 | 1743634 CompassionateFascist
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Mrs. Clinton's body count is actually quite respectable:

Wed, 10/05/2011 - 19:44 | 1743378 fuu
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I'm taking Ollie North as the fall guy for the long shot.

Wed, 10/05/2011 - 20:12 | 1743577 nmewn
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Well, thats certainly a "contra" position...many have been "missled" on "long shot" before. "Guidance" is always key to the matter. Might well be a real "bungle in the jungle" if it doesn't work out but the "proceedings" will go on as scheduled.

There's a ton of puns for that period of our

Wed, 10/05/2011 - 22:00 | 1743933 fuu
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Funny how it all rhymes.

Bungle in the Jungle

Wed, 10/05/2011 - 17:35 | 1742986 No One
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wait? what? a politician giving favors to donors?? you don't say.. I am shocked. Shocked I tell you that there is corruption coming from Washington D.C.


Lather, rince, repeat.

Wed, 10/05/2011 - 17:44 | 1743027 max2205
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I might stop watching dancing with the stars if they hold proceedings

Wed, 10/05/2011 - 17:46 | 1743033 No One
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I would too, if all 535 member of Congress were also brought up on corruption charges.

Wed, 10/05/2011 - 17:55 | 1743051 dick cheneys ghost
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Wed, 10/05/2011 - 23:28 | 1744113 Freddie
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You know who was one of their largest shareholders? LBJ. Brown Root.  Got all the SE Asia construction contraccts during the JFK/LBJ Vietnam War.  LBJ whacked the medically ill basket case JFK because the money LBJ could make on the war was too damn good.  LBJ was the second wealthiest President in history.  Nixon left office broke.  He nver made a dime of JFK/LBJ's war in SE Asia named Vietnam.

Wed, 10/05/2011 - 20:23 | 1743622 duo
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Lightsquared will be next.  GPS killing technology for broadband that only exisits because of campaign contributions.  Generals were told by the WH not to bad-mouth the technology in front of the FCC.

Like we need any more fucking broadband wireless.

Wed, 10/05/2011 - 17:34 | 1742988 slaughterer
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Can't they impeach him for many other reasons besides the Solyndra scam?  

Wed, 10/05/2011 - 17:38 | 1742999 Hansel
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One would think.

Wed, 10/05/2011 - 17:59 | 1743066 knukles
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Sir; birth certificate, passport and social security number.  What do you mean that you have no valid ID?

Wed, 10/05/2011 - 18:02 | 1743076 SilverIsKing
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Me no speaka inglés!

Wed, 10/05/2011 - 18:44 | 1743217 gmrpeabody
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And because of that, they have no right to ask you for anything (in many parts of the country).

Move along..., nothing to see here.

Wed, 10/05/2011 - 20:04 | 1743544 knukles
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Holy shit Mr Peabody, a tautology to prohibit reasonable law enforcement!

Wed, 10/05/2011 - 18:01 | 1743073 donsluck
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Um, like murdering a US citizen?

Wed, 10/05/2011 - 18:04 | 1743083 tekhneek
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Acted kinetically* on a US citizen.

Fixed it for you.

Wed, 10/05/2011 - 18:37 | 1743185 divide_by_zero
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+1 well played

Wed, 10/05/2011 - 19:01 | 1743276 mynhair
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Officer Terry?

Wed, 10/05/2011 - 20:32 | 1743671 nmewn
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And there were three guns, not just two. Apparently it turned up in the Lost & Found box...or sumpin.

Wed, 10/05/2011 - 18:01 | 1743075 Shell Game
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The strongest argument from a legal and moral standpoint is Obama's assasination of an American citizen for hate speech.  Funny how the neo-cons avoid playing their strongest card..  /hypocrisy

Wed, 10/05/2011 - 18:07 | 1743091 SilverIsKing
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Obama: No regrets about Solyndra loan

How can he not even say that he regrets giving them the $535,000,000?  In other words, he still thinks it was a good idea!

Wed, 10/05/2011 - 18:20 | 1743122 Shell Game
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Haven't met a poli yet who truly regrets the pork given and the pork recieved. They do regret the pork taketh away, however..

Wed, 10/05/2011 - 18:53 | 1743249 nmewn
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There's so many directions to go with that but I guess I'll just leave it there and let it rest ;-)

Wed, 10/05/2011 - 20:07 | 1743554 knukles
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Bend over and spread 'em.

(Sorry but I just couldn't resist.  Bad numbskull.  Have to add that to my 10th step tonight.)

Wed, 10/05/2011 - 20:24 | 1743627 WonderDawg
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A fellow friend of Bill? There's a few of us in here.

Wed, 10/05/2011 - 20:30 | 1743657 knukles
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Yes indeed, my friend.  Quite a number :)
I always love the most subtle hints.

Keep on Trudgin'

Wed, 10/05/2011 - 20:42 | 1743716 WonderDawg
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Yep. Good to know ya. Glad I made it, this is a good time in history to be operating with a clear mind. Well, relatively speaking.

Wed, 10/05/2011 - 20:49 | 1743745 knukles
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Absolutely.  The clarity afforded by that awakening really opens ones vistas.  No contempt prior to investigation.  Hah!  Lots of investigation!  More fun that anything I'd ever experienced.   

Thu, 10/06/2011 - 00:07 | 1744190 Shell Game
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Takes a man of self control to walk away from a softball lobbed...or bacon for that matter!  lol!

Wed, 10/05/2011 - 20:02 | 1743536 Freewheelin Franklin
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Broken windows are good.


In fact, I've got two hammers. I've stripped down naked and I'm about to drive to the closest parking lot full of cars. I'm going to smash all of the windshields that I can while jumping up and down on the hoods of the car and screaming at the top of my lungs, "BROKEN WINDOW FALLACY, ANOTHER JOB CREATED!"


When the police arrive and drag me away, I will scream repeatedly, "FUCK OFF, SLAVERS!"

Wed, 10/05/2011 - 21:09 | 1743797 blunderdog
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Get a friend to tape it and post that shit on Youtube.  You'll be famous.  People will mash it up with that Sergio Flores guy.

Wed, 10/05/2011 - 20:24 | 1743624 rcintc
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Obama: No regrets about Solyndra loan


          HE has no regrets because it wasn't HIS money!

Wed, 10/05/2011 - 23:45 | 1744146 Freddie
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Liberals are NEVER wrong. 

Wed, 10/05/2011 - 17:35 | 1742989 astartes09
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They'll try and fail.  Did they learn nothing from trying to impeach Clinton?  It only strengthened his position.

Wed, 10/05/2011 - 18:00 | 1743068 Problem Is
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They had Slick Willie dead bang (no pun intended) on a blow job...

If only Ken Starr wasn't such an incompetent fuck...

Wed, 10/05/2011 - 18:03 | 1743082 SilverIsKing
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What's the penalty for getting a blow job in the oval office?

Wed, 10/05/2011 - 18:13 | 1743103 XitSam
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In the mid-ninetys, adultery was a misdemeanor in the District of Columbia.

Wed, 10/05/2011 - 18:47 | 1743229 gmrpeabody
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Depends on what your definition of 'oval office' is.

Wed, 10/05/2011 - 20:09 | 1743570 knukles
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Holey oval orifice, Mr. Peabody.
Shut the fuck up, Sherman.

Wed, 10/05/2011 - 20:26 | 1743638 WonderDawg
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Far as I know, there's no penalty for getting a hummer in the Oval Office. There is a penalty for lying under oath about it.

Wed, 10/05/2011 - 20:32 | 1743666 knukles
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Honesty is the best policy.
I promise I won't cum in your mouth.

Wed, 10/05/2011 - 18:19 | 1743107 blunderdog
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He wasn't impeached for the blowjob.  That had nothing to do with Lewinsky.

It was a bullshit impeachment--"interfering" with civil-case witnesses is certainly not the kind of "high crime" which calls into question the legitimacy of holding the office of President.  Plenty of Presidents have engaged in similar acts in the past.  It was just straight-up political skullduggery, and there wasn't a single member of Congress who didn't know it at the time.

Doesn't matter, though, I'm all for impeachment.  And maybe when that process starts, Obama can crown himself emperor and dissolve Parliament in retaliation.

Or whatever it is he wants to call it.  It's all just fun and games, anyway. 

You'd have to try really hard to come up with a way the government could somehow REDUCE its credibility in the eyes of the public, eh?


EDIT: I just realized--dammit--that all Obama has to do is refuse to release any documents and he completely side-steps this threat.  I hope he doesn't realize that himself.

Wed, 10/05/2011 - 18:41 | 1743202 Hansel
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He does realize that.  On Monday a bill was introduced to give former Presidents greater power to withhold their records from the public.  It's a win for George Bush Republicans too so it might pass.  The bill will 'allow former presidents to assert a "constitutionally based privilege" against disclosing presidential records,' but since when has the constitution mattered?

Wed, 10/05/2011 - 18:50 | 1743239 blunderdog
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Considering how completely worthless and irrelevant Congress has made itself in the past decade, we should REALLY stop paying those guys. 

They can keep the jobs, just no paychecks or bennies until they reassert their authority as a coequal branch of government.

Wed, 10/05/2011 - 20:31 | 1743656 GeezerGeek
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Some Dems, wanting to increase taxes on the "rich", call for shared sacrifices. What we need is a 25% haircut on all Executive Branch and Congressional salaries - elected officials and their staffs. Plus a moratorium on retirement payments until the debt is gone. Finally how about all federal employees get to sacrifice 15% of their bloated salaries?

Wed, 10/05/2011 - 21:19 | 1743828 blunderdog
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future = no political solution

Considering most of the population has already made its sacrifices, the only way for them to be "shared" at this point is to totally fuck up the very very wealthy and the entire political class.

"government" "law enforcement" "the military" "tradition" "international trade" "the educational system" etc etc etc....every single major institution serves primarily the interests of the very very wealthy and the political class.

Abandon all hope for solution or mediation or resolution from the small number of people in control of the US Federal government.  They'd never want to help you, but they couldn't even if they tried.

Wed, 10/05/2011 - 18:46 | 1743226 PivotalTrades
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Why do you still resist the fact that Clinton's offense was Perjury?


Wed, 10/05/2011 - 18:52 | 1743244 blunderdog
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I don't.  "Perjury" means something different than "getting a blowjob."

I believe you are confused about what he was impeached for.

Wed, 10/05/2011 - 18:57 | 1743252 PivotalTrades
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The confusion is all yours hence your support.


Bill Clinton, President of the United States, was impeached by the House of Representatives on charges of perjury and obstruction of justice on December 19, ...

Wed, 10/05/2011 - 19:02 | 1743284 blunderdog
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Perjury for WHAT, Mr. Wikipedia?

Wed, 10/05/2011 - 20:28 | 1743651 WonderDawg
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Perjury for lying under oath about getting a fucking blow job. Ah, it was all over the news back in the day.

Wed, 10/05/2011 - 20:41 | 1743705 blunderdog
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That's not what the perjury charge was for.  It was about his lying in depositions that said he'd had no contact with various witnesses called for the Paula Jones civil case.

I guess you weren't reading the papers very carefully back then. 

If you're like most folks, you were watching teevee news, and all you remember is "I did not have sexual relations with that woman" and "That depends on what the meaning of 'is' is."

Back in the days when criminal charges had to be declared by the prosecution, they specified which events were at issue.  Lying about blowjobs had nothing to do with the charges.

Wed, 10/05/2011 - 20:45 | 1743725 WonderDawg
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Admittedly, I was drunk at the time. I'm better now, promise.

Wed, 10/05/2011 - 20:51 | 1743748 knukles
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Wed, 10/05/2011 - 20:51 | 1743749 CH1
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You are absolutely correct, blunderdog.

Glad I'm not the only one who still remembers.

Wed, 10/05/2011 - 20:54 | 1743758 PivotalTrades
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If your stealing silver or your stealing gold it dosent matter the offense is stealing.

Perjury is perjury! Lieing under oath!

Wed, 10/05/2011 - 18:55 | 1743256 Alex Kintner
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"It depends on what the meaning of the word 'Jizz' is."

Wed, 10/05/2011 - 19:49 | 1743455 A Nanny Moose
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"It's all just fun and games..."

Till someone loses an eye.

Wed, 10/05/2011 - 20:13 | 1743575 knukles
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I like Jarts


Wed, 10/05/2011 - 20:30 | 1743659 WonderDawg
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I have a friend who is blind in one eye. I asked him once if it was true, that it was all fun and games up until that point. He wasn't amused.

Wed, 10/05/2011 - 20:34 | 1743680 knukles
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Jesus God man!
That sounds like something I'd say.
I do know exactly that sense of humor.
Like reminiscing about old times with people we've never met before.

Wed, 10/05/2011 - 18:18 | 1743115 fuu
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$50,000 a pop lecture circuit plus free world travel?

Wed, 10/05/2011 - 18:19 | 1743121 Steaming_Wookie_Doo
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Exactly. But if he was ordering extra-judicial 'kinetic action' whilst receiving such BJ, then that's something else. 

Wed, 10/05/2011 - 19:46 | 1743437 A Nanny Moose
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That fact that it was Monica? The knowledge that he could haave done better?

Wed, 10/05/2011 - 20:36 | 1743688 knukles
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So maybe he had a fucking bag over her head.  Maybe she took out her false teeth and loaded her mouth with KY.  Let's not rush to judgement here.

Wed, 10/05/2011 - 20:48 | 1743739 LongBallsShortBrains
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The penalty is being married to Hillary.

Thu, 10/06/2011 - 00:26 | 1744244 Freddie
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Why - did you want to want to give Clinton one or Hillary?

Wed, 10/05/2011 - 19:26 | 1743346 Moe Howard
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They brought up the blow job to distract from the hand off of US Missle technology to China, an event that is known as Treason.

I guess the Banksters didn't want Clinton to be hung by the neck until dead.

Wed, 10/05/2011 - 20:21 | 1743611 blunderdog
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Most of the real story remains untold.

The really amazing bit is that top Republicans were all involved, which is why they impeached Clinton for obstruction and perjury instead of treason.  They didn't want the conspiracy to come to light and reveal their involvement, so they made up the whole Lewinsky story (with Clinton's cooperation) to keep everyone off the trail of the REAL crimes!  Lewinsky's placement as a WH intern had been set up years before by a GHW Bush campaign-contributor who *may* have been a CIA asset during GHW's control of the agency.

Ken Starr was actually a Democrat double-agent, which is why he spent millions of dollars of tax-money without coming up with a SINGLE USEFUL CHARGE.

It's so much more insidious than you'll ever know....

Wed, 10/05/2011 - 22:51 | 1744019 ColonelCooper
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You're absolutely right!!!

Sometime arounbd Monica's tenth birthday, a duo dressed in finely tailored black suits visited Lewinski's parents. Monica's dad took possession of four hundred and twelve dollars cash and some bootleg 8mm films of JFK in a hot tub with various actresses. He began to play the films everynight while little Monica slept..............

Wed, 10/05/2011 - 23:56 | 1744162 blunderdog
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This is where it gets a little of the guys looked JUST LIKE Alex Trebek.

Wed, 10/05/2011 - 17:37 | 1742997 wombats
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Maybe he will jet away to escape to Kenya and live with his grand mum.

Wed, 10/05/2011 - 17:39 | 1743005 PulauHantu29
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Kenneth Starr needs to be recalled to investigate this one.



But he is The Man to tackle this case.

Wed, 10/05/2011 - 17:45 | 1743011 Racer
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The people with millions/billions just HAVE to lie and cheat to get more money they don't need!

Money is not satisfaction

To be happy is the ultimate satisfaction and that is priceless but denied to the rich because greed gained by conning does not give that but only guilt....



Wed, 10/05/2011 - 18:24 | 1743136 SilverIsKing
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Some people do earn their millions/billions in honest fashion.

Wed, 10/05/2011 - 17:42 | 1743012 ZippyBananaPants
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I think Obama does not have the balls to ride out the next two years. 

I predict he will crack up and remove himself from office.  He is an empty suit puppet that got in way over his head. 

I can't believe we have so many idiots in this country that actually bought his bullshit, and put him in office.


Wed, 10/05/2011 - 20:29 | 1743653 rcintc
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“If you voted for Obama in 2008 to prove you’re not a racist, vote for someone else in 2012 to prove you’re not an idiot.”
Wed, 10/05/2011 - 20:52 | 1743753 LongBallsShortBrains
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What a campaign slogan!!!!

Wed, 10/05/2011 - 17:42 | 1743013 RobD
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I could see Obama doing a LBJ and letting Hillary step in. The dems are known for changing horses in the middle of the race if the horse is sure to lose.

Wed, 10/05/2011 - 18:02 | 1743079 donsluck
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One can only hope.

Wed, 10/05/2011 - 17:42 | 1743014 Wakanda
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BO needs to hang someone out to dry to look competent.  Expect a sacrificial lamb for the sheeples.  The empire is going down hard and fast.

12 days until Black Monday II

Wed, 10/05/2011 - 17:43 | 1743021 Motley Fool
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Is may be only me, but doesn't this seem a bit convenient?

I mean they really need distraction at the moment. Perhaps this is set up to check out, which will only strengthen Oblahblah's position.

Wed, 10/05/2011 - 17:43 | 1743022 Motley Fool
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Wed, 10/05/2011 - 17:44 | 1743023 Motley Fool
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tp ftw

Wed, 10/05/2011 - 17:44 | 1743026 Panafrican Funk...
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Yet another obfuscation.  "Mr. Obama, was that white stain on Mr. Harrison's coat an emission from your genital member!?"

It's literally that retarded.

Wed, 10/05/2011 - 17:45 | 1743030 rtalcott
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Two months before Obama’s visit, accounting firm PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP warned that Solyndra, the recipient of $535 million in federal loan guarantees, had financial troubles deep enough to “raise substantial doubt about its ability to continue as a going concern.”

Wed, 10/05/2011 - 17:46 | 1743031 RSloane
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God damn it, I wanted Obama to be impeached on Fast and Furious.

Shit, too many issues to choose from.

Wed, 10/05/2011 - 17:49 | 1743040 ReallySparky
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Sorry there RSloane, holder is a shoe in for the position of scapegoat with repsect to Fast & Furious.  Tonight they have another meeting to determine the scapegoat for this slimy mess and you can bet it is not Summers.

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