Daily Times Portrays Democrats As Stupid……..and they are!

From the Grapevine:

Grapevine is a sampling of comments and observations on a variety of timely topics submitted by readers of The Daily Times.
Social Security

» Paul Ryan’s speech on being named Romney’s VP pick brought to mind an article by Ryan Lizza in the Aug. 6 New Yorker. Lizza wrote about the death of Ryan’s father, a successful business owner, when Ryan was an adolescent. In college, Ryan adopted Ayn Rand’s philosophy of individualism versus community. Ryan, as a minor, likely received his father’s Social Security benefits. He now proposes cutting Social Security. Without these benefits, what will happen to future children whose parent dies a too-early death? Will Social Security benefits be there for them?
Confused

» Every year, the federal government takes thousands of dollars of taxes directly out of my paychecks. Now that government wants to give some of it back to me by helping me pay for my health care. I like that idea. But Republicans and some physicians are now complaining that the federal governments spends too much on health care. I’m confused.
New knowledge

» “The real reason conservatives are so eager to see the president’s college transcripts has nothing to do with academics. They expect the documentation will finally prove he attended these schools as a foreign exchange student. In other words, it’s more birther nonsense.” Now that’s an interesting angle. I’d have never thought he might be an exchange student. Thanks for the tip.
Misquoted, often

» How many times will we have to listen to Republicans misquote President Barack Obama? Paul Ryan or Mitt Romney keep repeating that the president said, in reference to building your own business, “You didn’t build that.” If you listen to the full text, President Obama was referring to infrastructure (roads) that every business needs to be successful. I am a former Republican, but the far-right tea party folks have stolen my party from me.
1945 bombings

» “Have we forgotten the Aug. 6 and 9, 1945, atomic bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki, which transformed those cities into a nuclear holocaust in seconds?” The bombings that saved hundreds of thousands of American soldiers’ lives? I sure we haven’t forgotten when we had a president with backbone. I also hope others read their history books and know what happened on Dec. 7, 1941, and realize what can happen if we are attacked again — and remember.
Voter fraud

» The Carter-Baker Commission found between October 2002 and August 2005, federal officials charged 89 people with “casting multiple votes, providing false information about their felon status, buying votes, submitting false voter registration information or voting improperly as a noncitizen.” Nearly 2 million ballots were cast in the above time frame and fraud was found nationwide in .000045 percent of cases — about 89 people. Photo ID would not have detected many of these. Is it right to deny voting rights to millions of poor, elderly or minority Americans because of 89 illegal voters?

JPMorgan CEO Hits Breaking Point on Gov’t Regs: ‘It’s a Free. F**king. Country’

JPMorgan CEO Jamie Dimon during a recent interview with New York magazine decried overbearing government regulations, at one point practically shouting, “It’s a free. F**king. Country!”

Dimon also made the case for deregulation (or at least a general “loosening up”) because, he says, fear of retribution has many small bank owners terrified to make a move.

“The whole world has become crazy. Businesses get attacked every time they do something,” he said. “Everyone is afraid of retaliation.”

“We recently had an event with a hundred small bankers here, and 85 percent of them said they can’t challenge the regulation because of the potential retribution. That’s a terrible thing, okay? This is not the Soviet Union — this is the United States of America. That’s what I remember. Guess what?” he asked with a raised voice, “It’s a free. F**king. Country.”

Dimon went on to argue that anyone who says the banks are “too big” doesn’t understand the benefits that come with the size.

“We bank [machinery and engine company] Caterpillar in like 40 countries. We can do a $20 billion bridge loan overnight for a company that’s about to do a major acquisition,” he said.

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Democrats Continue To Prove They Are Liars

Vice President Joe Biden told supporters that Republicans would “put y’all back in chains,” during a campaign speech Tuesday in Danville, Va.

VICE PRESIDENT JOE BIDEN: They’ve said it. Every Republican’s voted for it. Look at what they value and look at their budget and what they’re proposing. Romney wants to let the—he said in the first 100 days, he’s going to let the big banks once again write their own rules–unchain Wall Street. They’re going to put y’all back in chains. He’s said he’s going to do nothing about stopping the practice of outsourcing…

Biden was introduced at the campaign event by Center for American Progress Action Fund president Tom Perriello, who called Biden “the conscience of our nation’s capital.”

UPDATE: Romney campaign spokesperson Andrea Saul said Biden’s “chains” comments were unacceptable.

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‘The Guy Who Killed My Sister Was Defended By Progressive’s Legal Team’

GBTV’s Matt Fisher (”The B.S. of A.“) is making headlines after posting an article on his Tumblr page entitled, “My Sister Paid Progressive Insurance to Defend Her Killer In Court.” Fisher is a comedian, but his sister’s tragic story is no laughing matter. While Progressive, a company known for providing auto and home insurance, touts its supposed “concierge level of claims service,” Fisher paints a very different picture.

In what can only be described as an insurance nightmare elevated to the highest level, Fisher writes about his sister, Katie, and her 2010 death, which was the result of a car accident. The incident, which he claims had very clear and obvious fault, involved a driver running a red light and fatally hitting Katie’s vehicle. While a settlement came very quickly after her death, it wasn’t much, as the driver at fault was under-insured.

Now, here’s where it gets interesting: Katie’s policy, Fisher explains, would have required that Progressive, her insurer, pay the difference in funds. She had apparently paid for this form of insurance in case someone who was under or uninsured ever hit her (a sad reality that inevitably came to fruition). When this happened, the family assumed the situation would be rectified, but this was far from what unfolded. Fisher explains:

At which point we learned the first surprising thing about Progressive: Carrying Progressive insurance and getting into an accident does not entitle you to the value of your insurance policy. It just pisses off Progressive’s lawyers. Here I address you, Prospective Progressive Insurance Customer: someday when you have your accident, I promise that there will be enough wiggle room for Progressive’s bottomless stack of in-house attorneys to make a court case out of it and to hammer at that court case until you or your surviving loved ones run out of money.

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