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Paul Bremer Gets Reamed A New A**hole By Erin Burnett

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Sometimes watching someone squirm makes us feel uncomfortable. But when they bring it on themselves, not so much. CNN's Erin Burnett had Iraq Warlord and Bush confident and liar-in-chief Paul Bremer on her show last night. He didn't last long. A bob, a weave and then Burnett landed blow after blow against this fraud masquerading as a man. Without any doubt, he's lucky Obama didn't prosecute him for war crimes and treason against this country. And how does he repay this generosity? He blames Obama for what he (Bremer) left behind.

If you want to see the Thrilla in Vanilla, The Battle of the B's, or The Bremer's Bash, here you go-- front row seats. Better put on some plastic clothing. Erin draws blood early. Watch the cut over Bremer's eye when Erin quickly attacks on this CNN clip:

"People, a lot of people are watching you right now and they're —they're hearing you give your ideas of what to do. And they're saying, 'but aren't you the guy who got us in this mess?'"

"Look, you're the guy who ran Iraq for George W. Bush."

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Overnight: If My Uterus Were a Gun

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Many thanks to Lauren Mayer (here's her website!) for this great 'overnight'. Lauren is a singer/songwriter/pianist who writes comedy songs about everything from Supreme Court decisions to the Kardashians. She proudly supports leftist causes including equal pay, reproductive choice, fair minimum wage, addressing climate change, and marriage equality.

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Mary Barra-ly Telling The Truth About GM Related Deaths

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Sometimes people just aren't the right people to ask when something goes wrong. But in the case of GM and the multiple deaths attributed to a faulty ignition switch design, you'd think the government had found the right person to quiz.

There was an apparent `cover-up and to get to the bottom of this, General Motors tabbed the CEO of the company to come in and answer official inquiries by both the House and Senate committees into what happened, how it happened, when the company knew about it and what steps did they take to correct the situation?

Simple enough questions. And Mary Barra, the GM CEO, should be ideally suited to answer these questions. That is, if GM had nothing to hide. Sadly, they do and she did. She showed up to the Senate hearings and played the typical ignorance game -- she defended her lack of knowledge in this deadly issue by playing dumb. Truth is, she's anything but. She claimed that she is new to her job and she needs time to look for the answers. Currently she just doesn't know enough to comment on her company's potential criminality nor their alleged cover-up.

That wasn't good enough for committee chairperson, Sen. Claire McCaskill, (D-Missouri). She got right to the point to tear apart Barra's 'neophyte status' defense. Checking out Barra's resume, which McCaskill does so deftly, you can see why her "I wasn't aware of a problem" defense" was shred into itty-bitty pieces.

It's time for GM to stop lying to buy time and confess to their liability. Thirteen families have been devastated by their actions. We Americans have put a lot of money into big corporations to save them. Maybe they should start coming clean with us on their actions.

If the American public is going to subsidize you, (hear that big oil), you better come honest and prepared to our elected officials when summoned or face the consequences next time you look for us to give you any help.

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Koch Brothers Caught Again In a Lie -- What's Else Is New?

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The Koch brothers put millions of dollars into the anti-Obamacare campaign, and here's what they came up with for all those bucks.

It sure does sound convincing -- heart tugging. Gut wrenching. Here's poor Julie Boonstra painstakingly confessing that she was diagnosed with leukemia five years ago. Then, after Obamacare her health insurance plan was canceled. "Now, the out-of-pocket costs are so high, it's unaffordable," she says in this commercial. It sounds like this lady's gonna die.

What's a poor afflicted woman supposed to do? Damn that Obamacare.

Well, before we do anymore damning, let's examine this a little more closely. I'm sure the Koch brothers won't mind. Thanks to some fact checking at HuffPo:

Before her plan was canceled, Boonstra was paying a $1,100 monthly premium. That's $13,200 a year, without adding out-of-pocket expenses like co-pays and prescription drugs. But under her new plan, the Blue Cross Premier Gold, Boonstra's premiums are down to $571 a month, and out-of-pocket costs are capped at $5,100. That's a maximum annual expense of $11,952 a year.

She's actually saving $1,248 a year with Obamacare. Now why would Ms. Boonstra mislead us like that? It couldn't be political, could it?

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Boonstra told The Detroit News she had never been politically active before joining the anti-Obamacare campaign. The newspaper reported her ex-husband, Mark Boonstra, had served as chair of the Washtenaw County GOP, and was appointed by Gov. Rick Snyder (R) to the Michigan Court of Appeals in 2012.

Gotta take her at her word -- for as far as I could throw her. She twisted the situation with her illness, using it to drum up sympathy while lying through her teeth. And then she continues to lie saying she has never been politically active while her husband has been the beneficiary of GOP political appointments. Talk about splitting hairs.

Thanks Koch brothers for another enlightening episode of "My GOP addiction to Koch." As Rev. Al would say, "Nice try, but we gotcha!"

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What's Next, GOP? Food Stamps Can Be Used For Space Flights?

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Remember Herman "999" Cain? He not only ran for President in the primaries leading up to the 2012 elections as a Republican, he was at one time their leading candidate. Then even the Republicans questioned if they'd trust this guy enough to buy a pizza from him.

Now in the Republican party, we all know that you can fall quickly -- take 2004 GOP nominee, John McCain. He's been having his problems of late, according to yesterday's story in Politico:

Sen. John McCain is the least popular senator in the country of those surveyed by Public Policy Polling, with low marks from members of his own party, independents and Democrats.

Ah, John. So universally disliked. I guess that's why the Republicans turned to a food expert to deliver the latest lie about food stamps and how they can be used. Those rascally Republicans, they just removed the "Mc" from McCain and got good ol' Cain. Herman Cain. Food entrepreneur and prevaricator extraordinaire.

Jon Stewart calls him out on it quite eloquently.

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Good News Deflects The GOP's 'Chicken Little' Theory On Obamacare

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One thing about government statistics, they generally lag well behind actual events so while something is happening, good or bad, we don't get to say "Hey, wow, that's fantastic," or "Jeez, how'd we ever let this happen?"

Fortunately there's some of the good news to talk about with the latest government statistics for January, 2014. It's something pretty fantastic that will probably be music to your ears if you care about the economy and your personal wallet, but a screechy, cacophony of irritating sounds to conservatives and Obamacare doomsayers. From HuffPo:

President Obama's 2010 health law was responsible for about three-quarters of a surprising January rise in U.S. consumer spending and American income growth, according to calculations by the Wall Street Journal.

Is this enough to send us into the streets dancing? Hardly. But it's a strong rebuttal to:

Glenn Beck once said Obamacare would mean "the end of prosperity in America forever." But so far, it turns out President Obama's 2010 health law is actually putting money in Americans' wallets.

Money in our wallets. Ours, not Wall Street's, big oil or big banks. And here's the most amazing part of it --

The growth came in spite of the expiration of unemployment benefits for the long-term unemployed and all that horrible winter weather.

Now I'm sure the GOP operatives and mouthpieces won't be heralding this positive news at all, let along anytime soon. And with the horrible situation in the Ukraine raging on, it's understandable that it might get overlooked. The Republicans are too busy blaming those "Russian/Ukraine tensions" of the invasion on Obama. And some, like Lindsey Graham, are being more specific as to Obama's responsibility in this international showdown. He's mentioned Benghazi, the IRS scandal and certainly he and his other nutcases have made their allusions that this was instigated somehow with the birth of Obamacare. If you look deep enough, there's even Tea Party rumors that trace the Ukraine/Russia showdown to Obama being foreign born -- and to some extent, his being half black. As Bill Maher would say, "Go ahead and moan. You know it's true."

While we all wish for peace in Europe and a return to sanity for Vladimir Putin, it's nice to have a little bit of good news. And hopefully the Democrats will seize this statistic and run on it during the 2014 elections. Obama might be right when he says that Democrats need to embrace the ACA, not run away from it. This economic news is just the ammo to load into their guns.

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When It Walks Like A Duck And Quacks Like A Duck...

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"Just foolin' with ya."

That's what  Representative Steve Stockman (R-TX) is trying to tell us about his being MIA. Seems the congressman has been so out of sight that even his staff didn't know where he was. He wasn't in Washington nor in his native state of Texas. Actually, the "radio silence" combined with his Claude Rains, Invisible Man act, is is quite an oddity considering in the middle of a "heated" election campaign.

Rep. Steve Stockman (R-Texas) has barely been seen in the past month, despite all the legwork that needs to be done in his uphill bid to defeat Sen. John Cornyn (R-Texas). He's missed 17 straight votes since Jan. 9, and he's largely been a nonentity on the campaign trail. But on Monday, Stockman finally decided to make his existence known again, insisting he has been traveling abroad on official duties as well as spending time campaigning in Texas.

So, Stockman's story now that he's returned is that he's been traveling overseas. His timing of this seems a bit peculiar. Actually the last time a top public figure of his stature went missing is when then Governor Mark Sanford (R-S.C.) went MIA. He too was traveling out of the country, though officially he was out hiking. Truth is he was visiting his South American mistress for whom he's since dumped his wife. But America can be a forgiving place. At least South Carolina is. They elected the disgraced, resigned former governor as a member of their U.S. congressional caucus of representatives.

Now I'm not saying Stockman has a mistress, but how interesting he chose to say he was overseas and his own staff had no idea. You'd think they would know. This makes you pause, doesn't it? I suppose if he was out of the country and it kept him from 17 votes in the House, it must have been some kind of official business. Here's Stockman's story, via HuffPo:

In comments to Breitbart News, Stockman said he traveled to Russia, Egypt, Israel and England as part of an official 10-day congressional delegation trip.

"There was 5 of us on the trip. They were laughing at the whole Steve is missing thing," Stockman told Breitbart via text message [supposedly] from London. He also claimed that reporters knew about the official trip and simply "pretended" he was missing.

Oh, those crazy reporters, pretending and giving us all a startle like that. Shame on them.

None of the other members of the trip, however, missed the House votes. Stockman said he was missing for those because he was campaigning.

Campaigning? In London? He's running for the Texas senate seat, not a House of Commons wig.

The four other Congresspeople have not yet come forward to confirm  if he was on the trip or not. Doesn't that make you a bit suspicious? He says he was with them but so far silence from his four supposed travel companions?  

WAPO:

The AP reported on Stockman being MIA last week, writing, "Stockman's staff won't say where he is. They have ignored more than six weeks of emails, telephone messages and social media posts from The Associated Press and other news outlets."

So, missing votes. Missing campaign stops. A staff not knowing where their boss is. Unanswered emails and telephone messages. Silent travel companions. Does this sound like a man who's just too busy traveling the world on official business, or more like Florida Congressman Trey Radel?  Radel was missing because of his stint in a rehab clinic. Has anyone asked if Stockman was his roommate there? That would make more sense than the stories Stockman's trying to pass off now that he's resurfaced.

I'm not saying he's a druggie and he was away, drying out. I'm not saying he was off with his mistress. I'm just saying that his stories don't pass the sniff test at the moment. And what walks like a duck and quacks like a duck oftentimes is a duck.

What kind of duck do you think Rep. Steve Stockman is?

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