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8/13/2012 5:35 AM
Remember the idea of "the American Dream", where we were brought up thinking that if you work hard, you will be successful?

Now, the new "American Dream" apparently is to work just hard enough to be moderately successful, because if you become too successful you will be vilified by the left as the "problem" with America.

The bullshit with Romney's tax returns . . . what does the left expect to find?  That he's very rich? (Duh!).  That he's taken advantage of a lot of legal loopholes in the tax code? (Duh!)  That he's doing exactly what the folks on the left would be doing if they were in the same position? (Duh!)

Don't you think that if there were anything illegal about Mitt Romney's taxes that the IRS (which is part of the Treasury Department, which is part of the Obama administration) would have found something?

It's all smoke and mirrors by the left, because their candidate is unable to run on his own record.
8/13/2012 5:46 AM
8/13/2012 7:30 AM
Yes, that's a mature response to this discussion.
8/13/2012 7:42 AM
8/13/2012 3:13 PM

Fox News Banned From Canada – Law Forbids Lying On Broadcast News.

via Reader Supported News.

Maybe I will need to move to Canada!

America’s middle class battles for its survival on the Wisconsin barricades – against various Koch Oil surrogates and the corporate toadies at Fox News – fans of enlightenment, democracy and justice can take comfort from a significant victory north of the Wisconsin border. Fox News will not be moving into Canada after all! The reason: Canadian regulators announced last week they would reject efforts by Canada’s right-wing Prime Minister, Stephen Harper, to repeal a law that forbids lying on broadcast news.

They would have to change the law to let FOX news be broadcast. Sounds like a good law. Hey Congress – here is a law you can pass!

Canada’s Radio Act requires that “a licenser may not broadcast … any false or misleading news.” The provision has kept Fox News and right-wing talk radio out of Canada and helped make Canada a model for liberal democracy and freedom. As a result of that law, Canadians enjoy high quality news coverage, including the kind of foreign affairs and investigative journalism that flourished in this country before Ronald Reagan abolished the “Fairness Doctrine” in 1987.

We do need better news. Too bad it is legal to lie in the USA.

Harper’s attempts to make lying legal on Canadian television are a stark admission that right-wing political ideology can only dominate national debate through dishonest propaganda. Since corporate profit-taking is not an attractive vessel for populism, a political party or broadcast network that makes itself the tool of corporate and financial elites must lie to make its agenda popular with the public. In the Unites States, Fox News and talk radio, the sock puppets of billionaires and corporate robber barons, have become the masters of propaganda and distortion on the public airwaves. Fox News’ notoriously biased and dishonest coverage of the Wisconsin’s protests is a prime example of the brand of news coverage Canada has smartly avoided.

8/13/2012 3:23 PM
"Too bad it is legal to lie in the USA."

You mean like when Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid claimed on the floor of the U.S. Senate two weeks ago that “The word's out that he (Romney) hasn't paid any taxes for 10 years.”

Are those the kinds of lies that you're referring to?
8/13/2012 3:26 PM
8/13/2012 3:39 PM
Posted by rcrusso on 8/13/2012 3:13:00 PM (view original):

Fox News Banned From Canada – Law Forbids Lying On Broadcast News.

via Reader Supported News.

Maybe I will need to move to Canada!

America’s middle class battles for its survival on the Wisconsin barricades – against various Koch Oil surrogates and the corporate toadies at Fox News – fans of enlightenment, democracy and justice can take comfort from a significant victory north of the Wisconsin border. Fox News will not be moving into Canada after all! The reason: Canadian regulators announced last week they would reject efforts by Canada’s right-wing Prime Minister, Stephen Harper, to repeal a law that forbids lying on broadcast news.

They would have to change the law to let FOX news be broadcast. Sounds like a good law. Hey Congress – here is a law you can pass!

Canada’s Radio Act requires that “a licenser may not broadcast … any false or misleading news.” The provision has kept Fox News and right-wing talk radio out of Canada and helped make Canada a model for liberal democracy and freedom. As a result of that law, Canadians enjoy high quality news coverage, including the kind of foreign affairs and investigative journalism that flourished in this country before Ronald Reagan abolished the “Fairness Doctrine” in 1987.

We do need better news. Too bad it is legal to lie in the USA.

Harper’s attempts to make lying legal on Canadian television are a stark admission that right-wing political ideology can only dominate national debate through dishonest propaganda. Since corporate profit-taking is not an attractive vessel for populism, a political party or broadcast network that makes itself the tool of corporate and financial elites must lie to make its agenda popular with the public. In the Unites States, Fox News and talk radio, the sock puppets of billionaires and corporate robber barons, have become the masters of propaganda and distortion on the public airwaves. Fox News’ notoriously biased and dishonest coverage of the Wisconsin’s protests is a prime example of the brand of news coverage Canada has smartly avoided.

A government banning ideas that are contrary to their own.

Think I know how this one turns out!
8/13/2012 3:40 PM
Posted by antoncresten on 8/13/2012 3:26:00 PM (view original):
All of the people that elected Reagan in 80 should have been told this.

They should have stuck with Carter and his solutions.

Obama is a failure. Lets go with Romney!
8/13/2012 3:44 PM
That what I want! A Mormon in charge!
8/13/2012 3:47 PM
A government banning ideas that are contrary to their own.

Think I know how this one turns out!



Banning lies not ideas. Oh just a sec. to a Republican ideas and lies are the same thing..............never mind.
8/13/2012 3:58 PM
I don't want to be a mindless country with a government that makes all our decisions for us.
8/13/2012 3:59 PM
Posted by tecwrg on 8/13/2012 5:35:00 AM (view original):
Remember the idea of "the American Dream", where we were brought up thinking that if you work hard, you will be successful?

Now, the new "American Dream" apparently is to work just hard enough to be moderately successful, because if you become too successful you will be vilified by the left as the "problem" with America.

The bullshit with Romney's tax returns . . . what does the left expect to find?  That he's very rich? (Duh!).  That he's taken advantage of a lot of legal loopholes in the tax code? (Duh!)  That he's doing exactly what the folks on the left would be doing if they were in the same position? (Duh!)

Don't you think that if there were anything illegal about Mitt Romney's taxes that the IRS (which is part of the Treasury Department, which is part of the Obama administration) would have found something?

It's all smoke and mirrors by the left, because their candidate is unable to run on his own record.
Yeah, going back to Clinton-era tax cuts is the wurst thang evah! No one was prosperous back then.

The cat is out of the bag with Romney getting millions out of sending jobs overseas. So his wealth isn't going to surprise anyone. All candidates have released their tax returns for many elections now. Obviously there is something in his tax returns he is hiding, or else he wouldn't be hiding them.

Osama is dead, GM is alive
8/13/2012 4:24 PM
Posted by rcrusso on 8/13/2012 3:47:00 PM (view original):
A government banning ideas that are contrary to their own.

Think I know how this one turns out!



Banning lies not ideas. Oh just a sec. to a Republican ideas and lies are the same thing..............never mind.
And how are we defining lies? 

Is Obama a socialist? Is calling him one a lie? 

Is Romney for the rich? Is saying he isnt a lie? 

Is calling gay marriage anti-Christian a lie?

Freedom beats the government deciding what is the truth and what is a lie!
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