Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Miscellaneous 43

1) I'm pretty sure that Bill O'Reilly was full of garbage last night. When Alan Colmes pointed out (correctly so, in my opinion) to him that the right didn't seem to care very much when Valerie Plame's identity got leaked by the Bush administration, O'Reilly countered this by saying that it did in fact bother him....Hm. I mean, I'll admit that I haven't seen every single minute of every single show, but I do know FOR A FACT that I personally have never seen Mr. O'Reilly express one iota of outrage over this whole blowing of Valerie Plame's cover....Now, if anybody out there has any footage of this, I'd be more than happy to check it out....And, yes, if need be, I will in fact stand corrected.............2) I'm telling you, if there's anybody out there who is more out of touch than Newt Gingrich, I FEEL SORRY FOR THEM. I do. This guy - he goes on "Hannity" tonight and says that there really isn't anything of an emergency nature that this lame-duck session of Congress needs to address and that, yes, it would in fact be a much better thing for the country if they just adjourned and went home. Yeah, huh? I mean, what here - we got close two million people who's unemployment insurance is about to run out and THAT'S NOT AN EMERGENCY? Talk about an SOB.............3) Now, this isn't to say that the Republicans don't make a good point in saying that the extension of these benefits should in fact be paid for. They probably SHOULD be paid for/off-set. But for this increasingly loathsome Gingrich character to so cavalierly say that there "aren't any emergencies out there" - that is really, really low.


Beach Bum said...

Unemployment insurance?

Dude I really try to be fair and look at things from another point of view. But I about choked to hear some generic republican say one minute that the estension of unemployment benefits is fine if the dems can find a way to pay for then demand the tax cuts for the rich be kept without saying a word on how to pay for them

anonymous said...

News flash to the LIARS in the GOP

Unemployment Insurance IS paid for;

The Unemployment Insurance Program, commonly referred to as UI, provides weekly unemployment insurance payments for workers who lose their job through no fault of their own. The UI program is 100% funded by employers who pay taxes on wages paid to employees.

Funny how the spinmeisters on the right, and their media toadies totally ignore that fact

Will "take no prisoners" Hart said...

I agree, double b. Those tax cuts for the very wealthy do little beyond blowing another huge hole in the deficit. A huge hypocrisy check next to the Rs on this one......That's a good point, anonymous. I'm not entirely sure, though, that, once we get beyond 26 weeks, the feds don't get stuck picking up a large chunk of the tab. I could be wrong and I'm certainly not an expert.

Rusty Shackleford said...

You are correct Will,once again mouse tells one side or a snippet of the story.Unemployment extensions are paid with federal funds.Hence they have to paid for somehow.Perhaps mouse has a suggestion where the money should come from?