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Bill Maher “One Congressman brought with him, as a guest, to the State Of The Union, the Duck Dynasty guy.  Wild guess with party?  It was Republican Congressman from Louisiana Vance McAlister and he brought the Duck Dynasty guy.  And when they asked him why, I swear to God, he said quote I wanted to bring some diversity to our nation’s capitol.  Yes!  Affirmative action for rednecks.  This is what this nation needs.  When will white people get a seat at the table in this country?”

Posted February 2, 2014 by tmusicfan in Politics, Quote of the Day

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President Obama from the State Of The Union:

The point is, there are millions of Americans outside Washington who are tired of stale political arguments and are moving this country forward. They believe, and I believe, that here in America, our success should depend not on accident of birth but the strength of our work ethic and the scope of our dreams. That’s what drew our forebears here. It’s how the daughter of a factory worker is CEO of America’s largest automaker — (applause) — how the son of a barkeeper is speaker of the House — (cheers, applause) — how the son of a single mom can be president of the greatest nation on Earth. (Cheers, applause.)

Now — (sustained cheers and applause) — opportunity is who we are. And the defining project of our generation must be to restore that promise.

We know where to start. The best measure of opportunity is access to a good job. With the economy picking up speed, companies say they intend to hire more people this year.

And over half of big manufacturers say they’re thinking of insourcing jobs from abroad. (Applause.)
So let’s make that decision easier for more companies. Both Democrats and Republicans have argued that our tax code is riddled with wasteful, complicated loopholes that punish businesses investing here, and reward companies that keep profits abroad. Let’s flip that equation. Let’s work together to close those loopholes, end those incentives to ship jobs overseas, and lower tax rates for businesses that create jobs right here at home.

http://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/full-text-of-obamas-2014-state-of-the-union-address/2014/01/28/e0c93358-887f-11e3-a5bd-844629433ba3_story.html?wprss=rss_whitehouse

Posted January 29, 2014 by tmusicfan in Politics, Quote of the Day

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Bill Maher “This week there was a lot of big news.  Let’s start with what was most important.  First, the State of the Union speech on Tuesday night, did you watch the President?  He went through, uh, long speech, over an hour, laundry list of things, most of them centrist.  Like, he said he wanted universal preschool.  He said he got the idea from trying to work with Republicans in Congress the last four years.”

Maher “That was the most shocking news, in this week of big news.  Pope Benedict, the first Pope to resign since the Middle Ages, a period of history that the Catholic Church refers to as now.”

Maher “New Rule:  Hey Catholics, news flash.  If the Pope can quit, it’s OK for you to quit too.”

Two great days for politics in the United States   Leave a comment

Wow, what a great couple of days for politics in America.  The first real Republican debate gave the candidates a chance to clearly differentiate each other.  It was the first one where the audience was there to listen instead of putting themselves into the debate.  Great job Brian Williams!

Yesterday was the State of the Union, and Obama knocked it out of the park.  If you don’t know if you want to vote Democratic or Republican, over the last two days you had a chance to see exactly what you are getting.  Such clarity makes the last two days some of the best two days in politics in a while.

Posted January 25, 2012 by tmusicfan in Politics

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