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Message 1317913 - Posted: 21 Dec 2012, 0:18:03 UTC
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In todays Guardian there is a story - Why the US media ignored Murdoch's brazen bid to hijack the presidency. That says the Owner of News International, who has had to close the News of the World in the UK over the phone hacking scandal, tried to get Fox News which is his US News Channel to get Gen. David H. Petraeus to stand for the Republican nomination.

The main worry is that the Washington Post who broke the story, and who apparently have a digital recording of the conversation, didn't put it on their Front Page. They consigned it to the Style section. WP - Style - Fox News chief’s failed attempt to enlist Petraeus as presidential candidate

I don't understand this, anybody got idea's why NI and Fox are not facing shutdown asap.

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Message 1317920 - Posted: 21 Dec 2012, 0:37:52 UTC - in response to Message 1317916.
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In todays Guardian there is a story - Why the US media ignored Murdoch's brazen bid to hijack the presidency. That says the Owner of News International, who has had to close the News of the World in the UK over the phone hacking scandal, tried to get Fox News which is his US News Channel to get Gen. David H. Petraeus to stand for the Republican nomination.

The main worry is that the Washington Post who broke the story, and who apparently have a digital recording of the conversation, didn't put it on their Front Page. They consigned it to the Style section. WP - Style - Fox News chief’s failed attempt to enlist Petraeus as presidential candidate

I don't understand this, anybody got idea's why NI and Fox are not facing shutdown asap.

Uhhh...
OBAMA bought the presidency.

With my tax dollars.
Catering to the lowest level of people in this country he could convince and buy their votes. The takers.
Those who were quite content to take his handouts and not ready to get off their arses and work for a living. The public dole. His supporters. His vote.
The WORKING man in this country is going to flex their muscle soon. They are NOT going to continue to take Obama's Robin Hood attitude.
He shall some day soon have to grapple with the fact that it's not 'The problem is we have too little income', but that he cannot go around splashing cash at his minority support groups at the expense of those who really make this country run. It's not that the government has too little income, it's that they spend too much.

Best not to get me going right now.


As I pointed out in a previous post the states with the largest percentage of takers, are in the main, in the Bible belt. Those states unless I have been told some very big porkers are Republican states.

Therefore I have to conclude that Obama did not buy the presidency, he financies the Republican voters.

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Message 1317924 - Posted: 21 Dec 2012, 0:41:51 UTC

Bullhockey! Better not get me going either!

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Message 1317928 - Posted: 21 Dec 2012, 0:56:25 UTC - in response to Message 1317924.

Bullhockey! Better not get me going either!

Though you were ignoring my posts. If you have something to say, I welcome intelligent replies.

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Message 1317938 - Posted: 21 Dec 2012, 1:28:33 UTC - in response to Message 1317932.

Mark, the federal tax rate is the lowest it has ever been in your lifetime.
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Message 1317940 - Posted: 21 Dec 2012, 1:43:23 UTC
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To get back on topic. I would not be at all surprised if he did.

There's circumstantial evidence that the conservatives in in England "owe him a few favours" and in Australia the Murdoch press, particularly his national broadsheet, has been running a hate campaign against the current government and Prime Minister for years. It's not quite as hysterical as Faux News but you can see the similarities.

This is a man with a lot of money and a lot of clout. The fact that gormless politicians around the world are so anxious to brown nose up to him shows this. Remember he was even able to arrange a meeting with the leaders of the Chinese government a few years back (to their credit, they politely told him where to go).

I thought years ago that the attacks and "scandal ragging" on the British royal family by the Murdoch press over the last couple of decades was merely to demonstrate to politicians how much power he had. Afterall, if he could bring an institution like them into disrepute, imagine what he could do to your average politician.

There is a reason why some refer to him as "The Sun King"

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Message 1317941 - Posted: 21 Dec 2012, 1:45:29 UTC - in response to Message 1317939.
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Mark, the federal tax rate is the lowest it has ever been in your lifetime.

The bebt has not.
The government is still trying to extract taxes they cannot pay for.........
OUTgo simple is in excess of INgo........And that's how Obama wishes it to be.
His final outcome is that we are a totally liberal state.

The government has all, and doles out to those they think worthy.
At some point, he has to give up the point that without enough taxpayers to contribute to his plan, he has crappola.

Do you debate that point?

Mark, how is this response germane to your statement "We cannot, and shall not continue to take his taxation abuse much longer."?
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Message 1317944 - Posted: 21 Dec 2012, 2:17:12 UTC - in response to Message 1317943.
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Mark, I ask the question again, how are these responses relevant to taxes? You brought the subject up. I quote, "We cannot, and shall not continue to take his taxation abuse much longer."
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Message 1317948 - Posted: 21 Dec 2012, 2:36:04 UTC

+4 to the kitty man...

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Message 1317950 - Posted: 21 Dec 2012, 3:02:38 UTC - in response to Message 1317916.

In todays Guardian there is a story - Why the US media ignored Murdoch's brazen bid to hijack the presidency. That says the Owner of News International, who has had to close the News of the World in the UK over the phone hacking scandal, tried to get Fox News which is his US News Channel to get Gen. David H. Petraeus to stand for the Republican nomination.

The main worry is that the Washington Post who broke the story, and who apparently have a digital recording of the conversation, didn't put it on their Front Page. They consigned it to the Style section. WP - Style - Fox News chief’s failed attempt to enlist Petraeus as presidential candidate

I don't understand this, anybody got idea's why NI and Fox are not facing shutdown asap.

Uhhh...
OBAMA bought the presidency.

With my tax dollars.
Catering to the lowest level of people in this country he could convince and buy their votes. The takers.
Those who were quite content to take his handouts and not ready to get off their arses and work for a living. The public dole. His supporters. His vote.
The WORKING man in this country is going to flex their muscle soon. They are NOT going to continue to take Obama's Robin Hood attitude.
He shall some day soon have to grapple with the fact that it's not 'The problem is we have too little income', but that he cannot go around splashing cash at his minority support groups at the expense of those who really make this country run. It's not that the government has too little income, it's that they spend too much.

Best not to get me going right now.


Given the inordinately high amount of posting you do, I question how much and how hard you work. In the meantime, stand back, I am flexing my muscles.

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Message 1317952 - Posted: 21 Dec 2012, 3:05:28 UTC - in response to Message 1317913.

In todays Guardian there is a story - Why the US media ignored Murdoch's brazen bid to hijack the presidency. That says the Owner of News International, who has had to close the News of the World in the UK over the phone hacking scandal, tried to get Fox News which is his US News Channel to get Gen. David H. Petraeus to stand for the Republican nomination.

The main worry is that the Washington Post who broke the story, and who apparently have a digital recording of the conversation, didn't put it on their Front Page. They consigned it to the Style section. WP - Style - Fox News chief’s failed attempt to enlist Petraeus as presidential candidate

I don't understand this, anybody got idea's why NI and Fox are not facing shutdown asap.


I'm sorry, but how is getting someone to run equal to buying the presidency?!?
There are no laws about one person trying to convince another person to run,

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Message 1317956 - Posted: 21 Dec 2012, 3:10:50 UTC - in response to Message 1317948.

+4 to the kitty man...

-100 to the kitty man
and -1*100^2 to the designer.

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Message 1317962 - Posted: 21 Dec 2012, 3:28:35 UTC

Ah, common mistake...

-100 to the kitty man
and -1*100^2 to the designer.

should be...

+100 to the kitty man
and +1*100^2 to the designer.

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Message 1317964 - Posted: 21 Dec 2012, 3:29:00 UTC

From Twitter:

Eric CantorVerified ‏@GOPLeader

The House of Representatives has concluded legislative business for the week. The House will return after the Christmas holiday when needed.


People that THINK they are working men voted for this guy.
People that ARE working men tweeted to him, calling him lazy and suggesting he get back to work.

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Message 1317970 - Posted: 21 Dec 2012, 3:50:19 UTC

Kent State shootings was really bad. Should have took away the government guns, reckon? Reckon it's just who happens to be president at the time, reckon? The government taxed us back then just to shoot kids at a school.

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