Archive for October 27th, 2010

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Boehner Nazi Hugger

October 27, 2010

John Boehner To Campaign With Rich Iott, Candidate Who Dressed As SS Officer

WASHINGTON — House Minority Leader John Boehner will campaign this weekend with Rich Iott, the Ohio Republican congressional candidate who found himself embroiled in controversy several weeks ago when photos surfaced of him dressed in a Nazi SS uniform.

The Iott campaign confirmed to the Huffington Post that the two will appear together at the Lucas County Republican Party headquarters. It is, if nothing else, a risky stop for Boehner to make just days before the election.

Iott’s chances at winning the seat were seemingly downgraded after photos of him dressed in Nazi garb surfaced. But Boehner’s visit suggests that Republicans feel the seat is within their grasp. Iott claimed that he was merely partaking in a historical reenactment and not out of latent sympathies for the Third Reich. Still, his candidacy became somewhat symbolic for the extremities of the GOP.

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Legalise Bribery: The CoC Agenda

October 27, 2010

The U.S. Chamber of Commerce is urging Congress to tweak the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act, arguing that ambiguity in the anti-bribery law and extreme positions taken by U.S. law enforcement agencies have injured U.S. business.

A paper to be released Wednesday at the chamber’s annual Institute for Legal Reform summit proposes five amendments to the 33-year-old statute, which bars companies from paying bribes to foreign officials to secure business advantage.

Among them:

Adding a compliance defense
Limiting a company’s liability for the prior actions of a company it has acquired
Adding a “willfulness” requirement for corporate criminal liability
Limiting a company’s liability for acts of a subsidiary
Defining a “foreign official” under the statute
The paper, co-authored on behalf of the chamber by Jenner & Block LLP’s Andrew Weissmann and Alixandra E. Smith, identifies its purpose as “providing more certainty to the business community while promoting efficiency, and enhancing public confidence in the integrity of the free market system as well as the underlying principles of our criminal justice system.”

Scrutiny of the statute has increased in lockstep with the Justice Department and Securities and Exchange Commission’s enforcement of it. The paper notes that the top 10 FCPA settlements add up to $2.8 billion — and half of those have come this year. (The other five landed between 2007 and 2009.)

The business lobby’s proposal comes on the heels of a report by the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development that widely praised U.S. enforcement of the FCPA. The report did find one peg for criticism: That the government had not considered the views of the private sector often enough as it reviewed policy.

With the likelihood of a Republican wave in midterm elections, the chamber’s view on the FCPA could carry a good deal of weight.

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Rand Paul

October 27, 2010

*Glibness/Superficial Charm
*Manipulative and Conning
*Grandiose Sense of Self
*Pathological Lying
*Lack of Remorse, Shame or Guilt
*Shallow Emotions
*Incapacity for Love
*Need for Stimulation
*Callousness/Lack of Empathy
*Poor Behavioral Controls/Impulsive Nature
*Contemptuous of those who seek to understand them
*Does not perceive that anything is wrong with them
*Authoritarian
*Secretive
*Paranoid
*Only rarely in difficulty with the law, but seeks out situations where their tyrannical behavior will be tolerated, condoned, or admired
*Conventional appearance

These are indicators of a sociopath…

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GOP Tax Increases – O My…Lie Until You Buy.

October 27, 2010

Is he still drunk?

If Republicans take control of the House, as many analysts predict, speaker-in-waiting John A. Boehner (R-Ohio) has pledged to roll back agency spending to 2008 levels and stage weekly votes to eliminate unpopular federal programs.

Those moves may appeal to conservative voters clamoring for smaller government, but they would barely dent the trillion-dollar deficits projected over the next decade by congressional budget analysts – much less fulfill the party’s vow in their “Pledge to America” to chart “a path to a balanced budget.”

GOP leaders concede that point and say they are open to broader bipartisan approaches to tackling the nation’s budget problems. Boehner, for instance, has embraced the possibility of higher taxes, suggesting in a speech in Cleveland this summer that lawmakers should look at clearing out the “undergrowth of deductions, credits, and special carve-outs” in the tax code that are little more than “poorly disguised spending programs.”

You mean like those subsidies to big oil and big ethanol?

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When Facism Comes to America…

October 27, 2010

The video Here:
http://www.dailykos.com/tv/w/002766/
Criminal charges have been filed.

And Joe Miller – this does not embed correctly:

http://media.vmixcore.com/core-flash/UnifiedVideoPlayer/UnifiedVideoPlayer.swf?player_id=1b46d84972003656d7ea292fc5d80122&

All three surround themselves with thugs. 2nd Amendment solutions anyone?