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‘Left, Right & Center’: All BP, All the Time

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Posted on Jun 18, 2010
Left, Right & Center
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Sparks fly on this week’s “Left, Right & Center” when the topic turns to the giant enviro-tastrophe that is the BP spill and what the role of government should be in the handling of same. Tony Blankley and Bob Scheer, take it away.  —KA

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By Salvatore Matteo, June 21, 2010 at 4:38 pm Link to this comment
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Robert Sheers, you are my hero!!!

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By ejreed, June 21, 2010 at 1:20 pm Link to this comment

So Nemesis is 13, From his own non-spellchecker pen,  he obviously doesn’t like women, (“panties in a twist”) has a small dick and is probably a virgin. However, his adolescent rant doesn’t tell me what part of the country he’s from. If he comes from a state with farm animals he may have come close to finding true love. However, someone call the ASPCA as I’m an animal lover (empathy = socialism) and dislike those who are cruel to animals.

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By dick, June 21, 2010 at 1:06 pm Link to this comment

This may well be the worst disaster to befall this
planet since humankind has been here.  It is not a
political issue.  It is a life or death issue for
humanity.  If one merely runs a search for “The Gulf
Current” they will immediately be aware that this
oceanic destruction is destined to move around the
Florida peninsula, up nearly the entire eastern
seaboard of the US and then northeasterly touching
the coastlines of all the European countries that
border the Atlantic.  Of course, there is only one
ocean on this planet and it provides the balance of
oxygen necessary to sustain human life.  It very well
might be that we are doomed and we shall be if those
in authority on this planet don’t act promptly and
decisively to stop the leak and remove the oil.

Many of the worlds wisest scientists are in agreement with what I have said here.

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By Night-Gaunt, June 21, 2010 at 11:38 am Link to this comment

I use a nom-de-plume simply to not make it too easy for the Feds to track me down but then there are numerous ways they can get me if they wish. So far I am just a dust mote not in their all seeing eye.

“I personally believe that she is more of a conservative in liberal clothing than a true liberal, if you know what I mean.”Nemisis2010

How do you come to that conclusion when you say here that;”No I don’t read her articles mainly because she doesn’t really interest me.” A curious thing to say when you already acknowledge you don’t read her at all. Do you do this often? What proof do you have as to her LINO standing? I haven’t seen it but then I do what you don’t which may have a bearing on what I see versus what you do. When does she stop being “a real Liberal” by your definition?

I dare say the “qualification” for her to appear there an other places is that she has a newspaper an writes for it. I don’t and you probably don’t either. Though I am sure if she just wrote columns that would qualify but then you did know that didn’t you sir? So what is it that really bothers you about her since you only have a problem with her?

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By nemesis2010, June 20, 2010 at 4:10 pm Link to this comment

By ejreed, June 19 at 9:21 pm

” You’ve “offered” wondered nemesis?  Hmmm at least most 13 year olds I know who don’t hide behind a “scary” anonymous identity are literate. As far as Arianna’s demographic I assume she is center as is the host/moderator. I know it’s confusing because most of this countries center is skewed right of that middle. I assume you can figure out for yourself the other cast of political characters.”

It’s known as a typo and it’s an easily overlooked error that can take place if one is using a word processor that automatically corrects and isn’t paying too much attention in what should be a short comment and/or is tanked on Scotch whiskey. I’m sorry that it got your panties all knotted up in the crack of your stinking ass, but such is life.

If it makes you feel any better my real name is Henrico Earvin Johnson Toledo. My friends call me Big Johnson because I wear size 13 footwear. Yes, the old wives tale is true.

I simply asked what qualifications did she have to be on such a panel. I’ve often wondered if she had qualifications other than having married a super-wealthy homo and speaks with an accent.

I thought that fans of hers would provide information. I’ve since—no thanks to you—learned that she does have a degree in economics. That’s all I was after.

By Night-Gaunt, June 20 at 3:32 pm

”If you need to ask Nemsis2010 then you aren’t listening. So listen up! Or better yet why don’t you read her columns? But this isn’t what you are doing. More to the left she is but how far…? Don’t know. What do you see as a qualification in the first place?”

No I don’t read her articles mainly because she doesn’t really interest me. I simply wondered what her qualifications were. Correct me if I’m wrong but I don’t think that that is a crime in AmeriCorp; at least not yet.

I personally believe that she is more of a conservative in liberal clothing than a true liberal, if you know what I mean.

This might come as a shock to you but I believe that Jim Hightower would be a great asset to any program. If he were on this program I’d probably watch it.

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By Night-Gaunt, June 20, 2010 at 11:32 am Link to this comment

If you need to ask Nemsis2010 then you aren’t listening. So listen up! Or better yet why don’t you read her columns? But this isn’t what you are doing. More to the left she is but how far…? Don’t know. What do you see as a qualification in the first place?

I just wish a Populist was represented like Jim Hightower would be nice. A Green and a Libertarian too. Anyone starting a similar show? I will listen.

Repeal of Glass-Steagle<>/b> was a major reversal of the New Deal, so to say otherwise is either consciously or unconsciously ignoring reality to maintain a fiction—-like that <b>Clinton* was a Liberal. The same with Obama now.

Scheer is making good sense here and he seems to be alone on this. I applaud Obama in the same way that I did Juliani in 2001 because they had to accede to the situation. They would hve to be self destructive fools not to. [The situation forced them to do the right thing.]


*The Clintons weren’t interested in Single Payer, they just wanted some of the smaller corporate health care companies to get in on the great deal with the big 5. (They also had financial stakes in those companies.)

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By omop, June 20, 2010 at 10:06 am Link to this comment

Suggestion to TD.

Its time to start a “Logical, Fanciful & Bullsh…” edition.

  1). As an example in discussing BP. Participants to be included A) A BP rep. B)
EPA.

C) A Louisiana Fisherman representing the Logic side.

  2) The Fanciful to be represented by; Ms.Palin or Ms Kagan or Congressman
Baker from TExas,

  3). The Bullsh…. part get the best and the best is TB.

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By Ralph Kramden, June 19, 2010 at 9:27 pm Link to this comment
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Thank you Robert Scheer for your anger, your passion and your logical arguments. I’m sorry to say that you are stuck in a “made in the USA” vice where you are seen as the left and Tony, who works for that nut Sung Yung and Mr. “center” who works for the Wall Street Journal. Christ, are we in the USA for real? The rest of the world looks at US journalism as worst than Pravda or mouthpieces for the new Politburo. Keep your eyes on Helen Thomas and what happened to someone who dared speak the truth. As for supporting BP because so many pension funds in the UK are attached to it: 1)Pension funds ought to be more conscientious about who they invest in, 2)let’s protect pension funds as much as possible, but not a dime more for corporations that thrive on destroying the planet. To me this sounds like horse manure: all of a sudden, the people who have spent a lifetime destroying the working class are anxiously raising alarms about the welfare of the working class. Not bloody likely. This is just a desperate argument from a desperate criminal class: the ruling class.
As Nader has pointed out, the moneys in pension plans could be used for the good of the many, but pension plan administrators are in bed with the criminal gangsters in Wall Street. All they care about is maximizing profits this leads straight to a financial hell.

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By ejreed, June 19, 2010 at 5:21 pm Link to this comment

You’ve “offered” wondered nemesis?  Hmmm at least most 13 year olds I know who don’t hide behind a “scary” anonymous identity are literate. As far as Arianna’s demographic I assume she is center as is the host/moderator. I know it’s confusing because most of this countries center is skewed right of that middle. I assume you can figure out for yourself the other cast of political characters.

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By nemesis2010, June 19, 2010 at 11:47 am Link to this comment

I’ve offered wondered and finally have to ask: What qualifies Arianna Huffington to be on this panel? What demographic does she represent; the nuts and dolts?

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