Archive for October, 2011

October 30, 2011

The Daily Scoop “FACT CHECK: GOP lawmakers spin funding tall tales”

WASHINGTON (AP) — It’s an outrageous tale: The federal government spends one out of every $10 in transportation aid on wasteful projects such as refurbishing a giant roadside coffee pot and constructing turtle tunnels.

But it’s not exactly true.
To make their case, lawmakers have exaggerated and misrepresented some projects that have received aid. Read More….

October 28, 2011

Does Perry’s Debate Regret Speak to a Broader Political Trend?

Rick Perry in a Fox News Tuesday interview stated if there was one mistake he’s made during his presidential primary campaign was “probably ever doing one of the” debates and went on to say, “All they’re interested in is stirring it up between the candidates instead of really talking about the issues that are important to the American people,” Later it was reported that Perry may pass on further debates.

But haven’t these debates already proven productive allowing for open dialogue about the issues and each candidate’s ideas for addressing them? The debates have also allowed the voting public to hear direct arguments for and against these individual policies. The candidates had an active platform to defend their ideas in a public forum along side their peers providing voters an opportunity a glimpse at how each will conduct themselves in similar situations as president.

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October 25, 2011

President Obama: A Leadership in Question?

One common theme among the GOP presidential candidates has become a universal constant across the entire field. According to each of them, from Mitt Romney to Rick Perry to Michelle Bachmann to Jon Huntsman to Herman Cain, President Obama has apparently “ruined the economy” or “failed America”.

But has he?

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October 24, 2011

The Red Bowl….

….it doesn’t really mean anything.

…or does it?

October 23, 2011

First post coming soon

The first post on the Mashed Potato Bulletin is coming soon. This new site is currently under construction and will be fully up and running by October 25th 2011.

Thank you for your patience and please check back soon and often.