Senate votes down Obama Birth Control Bill. Breitbart dead at 43!

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In what I would say is surprising. The senate and not the house shot down a bill that many Obama supporters wanted. I am a bit confused on this as the majority of the senate is democrat. Were you for the bill or against it. Also, how much of a effect do you believe religion played on the senators who voted against this bill.

Now the other story is of Breitbart. A conservative media figure whom most if not all of us who are conservative have much respect. It is believed by those of us on the right that Breitbart was despised by the left. So, as such, I wonder how you feel about his death. For me it is a GREAT loss. One of the best media figures and most outspoken people I have seen ever in my life.

I do think there is no one that compares to him other than drudge!

My personal feelings. Breitbart is bigger than life to me. For he was one who stood against the liberal biased media. Who helped unite conservatives right after the 2007-8 elections and was almost a sole source that helped make the 2010 elections favorable to the right.

here is a link to an article on the birth control bills defeat it doesn't say much but tis all i could find in my lazy ass state. http://www.usatoday.com/news/washington/story/2012-03-01/birth-control-politics/53313252/1

The senate shot down a bill that would OVERTURN THE PRESIDENT'S BILL not one that Obama himself put forward you dumdum.

Breitbart's death is not something I care about beyond the fact that he was a good insight into the small minded idiocy that the intellectually challenged seem to enjoy.

offtopic: Gold hit 1800 almost a year ago and the world is still in place. Wasn't it only meant to least 2 weeks when that happened as "everyone knew" according to you?

TheGuy(wantstobe):
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Breitbart's death is not something I care about beyond the fact that he was a good insight into the small minded idiocy that the intellectually challenged seem to enjoy.

that seems a little harsh man, you may not agree with conservatives but to attack them like that is pretty low.

keiskay:

TheGuy(wantstobe):
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Breitbart's death is not something I care about beyond the fact that he was a good insight into the small minded idiocy that the intellectually challenged seem to enjoy.

that seems a little harsh man, you may not agree with conservatives but to attack them like that is pretty low.

I'm not attacking conservatives though.

What he wrote, how he acted, the things he did were pretty much all(one minor exception that I can think of now) disgusting and intellectually low things. Reading things by him was a good insight into the tea party, birthers and those who lack the capacity to think for themselves.

The one thing he ever did right was supporting the homosexual part of the Republican party but that's pretty much it. I won't shed any tears or lose any sleep that he's gone though.

TheGuy(wantstobe):

keiskay:

TheGuy(wantstobe):
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Breitbart's death is not something I care about beyond the fact that he was a good insight into the small minded idiocy that the intellectually challenged seem to enjoy.

that seems a little harsh man, you may not agree with conservatives but to attack them like that is pretty low.

I'm not attacking conservatives though.

What he wrote, how he acted, the things he did were pretty much all(one minor exception that I can think of now) disgusting and intellectually low things. Reading things by him was a good insight into the tea party, birthers and those who lack the capacity to think for themselves.

The one thing he ever did right was supporting the homosexual part of the Republican party but that's pretty much it. I won't shed any tears or lose any sleep that he's gone though.

okay the way you phrased the sentence seemed like an attack on conservatives. specifically the part about being intellectually challenged.

keiskay:

TheGuy(wantstobe):

keiskay:

that seems a little harsh man, you may not agree with conservatives but to attack them like that is pretty low.

I'm not attacking conservatives though.

What he wrote, how he acted, the things he did were pretty much all(one minor exception that I can think of now) disgusting and intellectually low things. Reading things by him was a good insight into the tea party, birthers and those who lack the capacity to think for themselves.

The one thing he ever did right was supporting the homosexual part of the Republican party but that's pretty much it. I won't shed any tears or lose any sleep that he's gone though.

okay the way you phrased the sentence seemed like an attack on conservatives. specifically the part about being intellectually challenged.

Those who followed him religiously and accepted everything he wrote as being like gospel you can pretty safely call them intellectually challenged.

Ahahahaha did that prick die after bitching up a storm? Now we just need Limbaugh's big ass to collapse mid-rant in his studio.

All of you laughing at this are sick, even media matters is giving a nod to the guy.

Personally I didn't know much about him and I have a natural disdain for activists but its sad that he died so young.

Guilty!

Seekster:
All of you laughing at this are sick, even media matters is giving a nod to the guy.

Personally I didn't know much about him and I have a natural disdain for activists but its sad that he died so young.

To be fair, we're not laughing at him, we're shaking our heads at him. We're laughing at the people who take him seriously.

...With that in mind:

xpowderx:
In what I would say is surprising. The senate and not the house shot down a bill that many Obama supporters wanted. I am a bit confused on this as the majority of the senate is democrat. Were you for the bill or against it. Also, how much of a effect do you believe religion played on the senators who voted against this bill.

Now the other story is of Breitbart. A conservative media figure whom most if not all of us who are conservative have much respect. It is believed by those of us on the right that Breitbart was despised by the left. So, as such, I wonder how you feel about his death. For me it is a GREAT loss. One of the best media figures and most outspoken people I have seen ever in my life.

I do think there is no one that compares to him other than drudge!

My personal feelings. Breitbart is bigger than life to me. For he was one who stood against the liberal biased media. Who helped unite conservatives right after the 2007-8 elections and was almost a sole source that helped make the 2010 elections favorable to the right.

...LOL. Just LOL. Like, virtually everything is wrong with this post. No sources, first part proven wrong, last part just really telling when you consider what The Guy said.

xpowderx:
In what I would say is surprising. The senate and not the house shot down a bill that many Obama supporters wanted.

It's just baffling how anyone could be so wrong so early into a post.

xpowderx:
I am a bit confused on this as the majority of the senate is democrat. Were you for the bill or against it. Also, how much of a effect do you believe religion played on the senators who voted against this bill.

I highly doubt religion played much of a role on the senators who voted against the bill. I think common sense saved the day in the end.

About Breitbart, I've never heard of him, so naturally I don't really care.

Sorry for the loss of your idol.

Yeah, the Senate shot down a GOP amendment to the bill.

My condolences to his family.

As far as personal opinions go, I don't mind what he does but I don't like how he did it. Some of the tactics he pulled were low and morally distasteful. I see him as a kind of Micheal Moore of the right.

As for the bill, I couldn't have cared less. I think it's more or less a non-story that was blown out of proportion to start with.

It would be pretty cool if the OP could provide some context. Maybe some sources.
As it stands, it basically just reads "What do you think of what just happened to that one rather trivial bill that you should definitely already know everything about? The one about birth control.
Also: what do you think of the death of this one, slightly obscure, politician?"

As for my answers: I think your first point has already been proven wrong, so I don't have an opinion there.
On the point of Whatshisname, I say I couldn't care less. I've never heard of the guy until now, but he seems like a bit of an idiot, so whatever.

I'll give Breitbart the same level of respect he gave Ted Kennedy an hour after he died.

"In the hours immediately following Senator Ted Kennedy's death, Breitbart called Kennedy a "villain", a "duplicitous bastard", a "prick"[15] and "a special pile of human excrement."[16][17]"

That is, no respect at all. Clearly Breitbart didn't much care for the idea of respecting the dead, so I don't think I'll extend it to him.

Unless I'm mistaken, this is the amendment that the Republican side has tried to push that has been in the media this past week. For those that don't follow politics too much I'll make it short.

It all really came down to one line, which would allow employers to deny any (note any, not just birth control) part of medical coverage from the insurance policy they provide to their employees based on any "religious beliefs or moral convictions." Repubs tried to argue it as a religious conscious claus and when pushed on the moral part said that there are criteria that must be met to fall under that category of exemption. Except that there is not any such section included in the amendment which clarifies what classifies as a valid moral conviction. In practice this means that an employer can deny anything in their medical insurance plans so long as they can handwave a moral objection.

As for it not being able to pass a democratic senate, its not what they want. If it was something they wanted it doesn't mean they could pass it. By technicality a simple 51 majority is needed to pass the senate, however with the philibuster, so long as 40 are willing to vote against it, it is possible to stop anything from actually getting to a vote phase, and has been so common place these last 3 years that the mere threat of philibuster has lead to a number of bills being dropped for the time being. This is why things like the jobs, infrastructure and highway bills have not been implemented despite the technical majority that would pass them.

xpowderx:

Now the other story is of Breitbart. A conservative media figure whom most if not all of us who are conservative have much respect. It is believed by those of us on the right that Breitbart was despised by the left. So, as such, I wonder how you feel about his death. For me it is a GREAT loss. One of the best media figures and most outspoken people I have seen ever in my life.

Belief; not fact. In any case most liberals probably still to this day still have no idea who you're talking about nor do I because I don't pay attention to the media.

xpowderx:

I do think there is no one that compares to him other than drudge!

My personal feelings. Breitbart is bigger than life to me. For he was one who stood against the liberal biased media. Who helped unite conservatives right after the 2007-8 elections and was almost a sole source that helped make the 2010 elections favorable to the right.

That doesn't make any sense, you make it sound like liberals are bad. If he advanced your party fine, but he wasn't fighting anything evil.

Seekster:
All of you laughing at this are sick, even media matters is giving a nod to the guy.

Personally I didn't know much about him and I have a natural disdain for activists but its sad that he died so young.

From the sounds of it he was an asshole in life, and was the sort to laugh at another man's death. Some would call this irony. Me? Can't be bothered to give a fuck to be honest.

Warforger:

xpowderx:

My personal feelings. Breitbart is bigger than life to me. For he was one who stood against the liberal biased media. Who helped unite conservatives right after the 2007-8 elections and was almost a sole source that helped make the 2010 elections favorable to the right.

That doesn't make any sense, you make it sound like liberals are bad. If he advanced your party fine, but he wasn't fighting anything evil.

You must be new here, or you'd know that, like many members of the Wahhabist branch of the GOP, xpowderx thinks Liberals are all Uruk-Hai with better makeup.

As for Breitbart, his death is a terrible tragedy... for James O'Keefe.

Bymidew:

Warforger:

xpowderx:

My personal feelings. Breitbart is bigger than life to me. For he was one who stood against the liberal biased media. Who helped unite conservatives right after the 2007-8 elections and was almost a sole source that helped make the 2010 elections favorable to the right.

That doesn't make any sense, you make it sound like liberals are bad. If he advanced your party fine, but he wasn't fighting anything evil.

You must be new here, or you'd know that, like many members of the Wahhabist branch of the GOP, xpowderx thinks Liberals are all Uruk-Hai with better makeup.

As for Breitbart, his death is a terrible tragedy... for James O'Keefe.

You should see some of the politically extreme left at my university, they're all Uruk-Hai with worse makeup.

Just to clarify, this means that Obama's birth control bill will pass. The bill to repeal Obama's bill is what was just struck down.

HAHA, take that Obama, you socialist pig, we've defeated your evil bill... put forth by a... Republican?

Yeah, Powder needs to read closer before he starts to smugly make threads. The "bill" is question is actually an amendment to the contraceptives bill being pushed by the Obama administration. The amendment is the Blunt amendment that would allow employers to deny their employes things that went against the employer's moral convictions. Its a dam good thing it was stopped, as it would have poisoned the whole bill in my opinion.

As for Mr. Breitbart, I can't say I'm sad that he is dead, however I'm not going to be out in the streets celebrating either. A human being died, leaving behind a family that I'm sure loved him and will miss him, and I don't see anything constructive in talking shit about him. Too bad he didn't share my respect for the dead.

What the hell? When did powder come back?

Arontala:
What the hell? When did powder come back?

Like, earlier this week. To nobody's great suprise proclaiming that Santorum was the greatest and would be the best choice for President.

Shaoken:

Seekster:
All of you laughing at this are sick, even media matters is giving a nod to the guy.

Personally I didn't know much about him and I have a natural disdain for activists but its sad that he died so young.

From the sounds of it he was an asshole in life, and was the sort to laugh at another man's death. Some would call this irony. Me? Can't be bothered to give a fuck to be honest.

I believe in being the better man in cases like this. If you think what he did was deplorable then why do something you think is deplorable yourself. You call it irony, I call it petty.

Dead at 43... not very "natural" in this day and age.

Its just another polarizing, hate-spreading, fear-mongering figure who has passed. After all of the lives he tried to destroy and outright supported destroying, I cant say I am sad to see him gone so early.

And seriously... 43. Lets find out what actually killed him, eh? Because if the media continues saying it was natural causes at 43 then I guess it isnt so "Liberal" after all because that is clearly a lie, unless they mean something like "Its only natural that you die when shooting up heroin, juggling flaming chainsaws while running across a mine field.".

Like I said, no great loss... not even an average loss.

Kinguendo:
Dead at 43... not very "natural" in this day and age.

I'm hearing a lot of people say cocaine.
Did the fellow have any conditions or health issues? I've personally got no clue who he is, but I'll put down for cocaine, because that's so popular with celebrity deaths.

Knight Templar:

Kinguendo:
Dead at 43... not very "natural" in this day and age.

I'm hearing a lot of people say cocaine.
Did the fellow have any conditions or health issues? I've personally got no clue who he is, but I'll put down for cocaine, because that's so popular with celebrity deaths.

"It would be irresponsible not to speculate!"

Oh, this is good:

actor212 at Sadly, No!:
Breitbart's last tweet:

I called you a putz cause I thought you werebeing intentionally disingenuous. If not I apologize. @CenLamar @Dust92

Apparently, it really DID kill him to apologize.

Kinguendo:
"Its only natural that you die when shooting up heroin, juggling flaming chainsaws while running across a mine field.".

You just described my Saturday nights.

OT: As I said on the other thread, I'm not shocked, given the precedent set in Smith, regarding Scalia's opinion in the matter.

Can't say I'll miss his work. I sympathize for his family, however.

He had heart problems awhile back. I wouldn't be surprised if his death is related to that.

Knight Templar:

Kinguendo:
Dead at 43... not very "natural" in this day and age.

I'm hearing a lot of people say cocaine.
Did the fellow have any conditions or health issues? I've personally got no clue who he is, but I'll put down for cocaine, because that's so popular with celebrity deaths.

I am British, I shouldnt know who he is and maybe him having SOME international recognition is giving him more attention than he deserves BUT I have been paying close attention to American politics for a few years now and thats why I know who he is.

It could be Sudden Death Syndrome or a blood clot shooting to his brain, not natural deaths but hey... still not quite OD related. All we know so far is that his website is saying it was completely natural, what thats worth is for you to decide. Personally, knowing his record and the fact that even his own fans didnt believe he was dead even when it was on his own website... I would take it with a grain of salt. Lets wait for the actual doctors to tell us what happened.

Not sure about the birth control bill and I had to look up the fellow before I knew who he was. This was quite interesting:

"In the hours immediately following Senator Ted Kennedy's death, Breitbart called Kennedy a "villain", a "duplicitous bastard", a "prick" and "a special pile of human excrement." "

So obviously he was a classy fellow with lots of respect for the dead. I'm not about to say the same things about him for fear of breaking the forum rules but I'll note that I don't care for conservatism.

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