Barack Obama, our next President

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"The road ahead will be long. Our climb will be steep," Obama cautioned. Young and charismatic but with little experience on the national level, Obama smashed through racial barriers and easily defeated ...

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“Bill Clinton could have ”

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#927689 Jun 19, 2013
John Galt wrote:
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Galt has the same suspicions, but why was there no investigation or protest?
Instead of the government being afraid of the people, people are now afraid of the government. This is not what America was built on. But this is what it has turned into.

“Constitutionalis t”

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Since: Dec 10

Spring, TX

#927690 Jun 19, 2013
Still, nobody has given any reason for the US to have any kind of talks with the Taliban... other than to help them sabotage the Karzai government.

If Obama wants to surrender, just get out. We could be packed up and out of Afghanistan in less than a month. Why is Obama waiting?

We don't need to wait for two years to leave Afghanistan. We can leave now.

Or, someone please tell us what the hell we'd have to talk about with the Taliban.

“Often imitated”

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Since: Jul 07

never duplicated

#927691 Jun 19, 2013
leosnana wrote:
<quoted text>Never end a sentence with a preposition, Loser...I would explain why that old axiom is actually true, but your GED (maybe) level wouldn't allow you to understand.
That's legitamate!
Realtime

Deltona, FL

#927693 Jun 19, 2013
John Galt wrote:
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"Basic cable" usually does not include FoxNews (or other cable news channels).
That's a fkn lie that didn't need to be told.

Looks like you wasted a nother lie John.
Aunt Bettie Lou

Orlando, FL

#927694 Jun 19, 2013
John Galt wrote:
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He/she doesn't understand that that type of language is no less offensive than the n-word.
The only reaction he got was a few people staring at him. He said the relative who he was visiting and who lived in that southern state told him they didn't do that here. NJ interpreted that as racism in the south.

Nevermind it's rude and inappropriate for any man to say that to any woman anywhere.

He was also reminded by a few of us to look at Chicago and Detroit if he's concerned about the plight of blacks. They're moving back to the now southern red states from the northern blue states in droves to have a much better chance of breaking the cycle of poverty - as you rightly pointed out.
Homer

East Stroudsburg, PA

#927695 Jun 19, 2013
John Galt wrote:
<quoted text>
"Basic cable" usually does not include FoxNews (or other cable news channels).
Point is 16 million viewers for the NBA finals, so clearly someone cares. So you're wrong, again.
John Galt

Temecula, CA

#927696 Jun 19, 2013
leosnana wrote:
<quoted text>The fact that a teenage girl is forced to carry a clear plastic, if any, purse, does not mean she doesn't carry books--just not in a bookbag. Really...just how old are you? It was a very nice suburban school in an affluent area, but after Columbine, we had closed circuit tvs in the parking lots, metal detectors, a resource officer and locked entries...are there really a lot of schools anywhere that still don't?
Yes, lots, and the students carry book bags.

Maybe locked doors.
Realtime

Deltona, FL

#927697 Jun 19, 2013
Homer wrote:
<quoted text>Flack is still stuck in the Reagan years.
The Hoobert Heever years if you ask me.

The heap has gotten exactly nothing right in over four years.

“Bill Clinton could have ”

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#927698 Jun 19, 2013
John Galt wrote:
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Very, very few with sufficient qualifications, and those who qualify want to become management almost immediately.
Here was another example at the Job Fair--a young man at the age of 25-had no experience except working part time doing odd jobs in his parents business. He had a high school education. Fine. He was a single father. Fine. He had never worked at any other job. Fine. He wanted a 9-5 job as a store manager. He wanted 50,000 a year. He wanted paid health care for himself, his son and his girlfriend... and he wanted extra time off every month to spend with his son.
Fine, thank you very much...NEXT!
John Galt

Temecula, CA

#927699 Jun 19, 2013
DBWriter wrote:
Still, nobody has given any reason for the US to have any kind of talks with the Taliban... other than to help them sabotage the Karzai government.
If Obama wants to surrender, just get out. We could be packed up and out of Afghanistan in less than a month. Why is Obama waiting?
We don't need to wait for two years to leave Afghanistan. We can leave now.
Or, someone please tell us what the hell we'd have to talk about with the Taliban.
All good points.
Homer

East Stroudsburg, PA

#927700 Jun 19, 2013
John Galt wrote:
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Why does anybody care about Hoffa?
Probably the Hoffa family, as well as lot of others are curious.

On a side note Fox News is just awful, this is one of top stories on their website - Columbia's Cons: Ivy League social work program run by team of former prisoners

Now I ask you have they paid their debt to society? What is the story here?

“Bill Clinton could have ”

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Since: May 10

Prevented this

#927701 Jun 19, 2013
DBWriter wrote:
Still, nobody has given any reason for the US to have any kind of talks with the Taliban... other than to help them sabotage the Karzai government.
If Obama wants to surrender, just get out. We could be packed up and out of Afghanistan in less than a month. Why is Obama waiting?
We don't need to wait for two years to leave Afghanistan. We can leave now.
Or, someone please tell us what the hell we'd have to talk about with the Taliban.
O'bama was never going to win the war in Afghanistan, he never wanted to. He is saving the exit for political democrats to campaign on. It is all about votes-liberals use people until they are no longer needed, they can die or kill them if need be.
John Galt

Temecula, CA

#927702 Jun 19, 2013
Realtime wrote:
<quoted text>That's a fkn lie that didn't need to be told.
Looks like you wasted a nother lie John.
BS.

"Basic cable" typically includes about 20 to 30 stations, including the broadcast networks, PBS, and some independent stations. It is essentially lifeline service.

The old fart used car dealer apparently thinks basic cable includes everything except premium channels.
John Galt

Temecula, CA

#927703 Jun 19, 2013
Homer wrote:
<quoted text>Point is 16 million viewers for the NBA finals, so clearly someone cares. So you're wrong, again.
Less than 5% of the population.

Any racial breakdown?
Aunt Bettie Lou

Orlando, FL

#927704 Jun 19, 2013
NJ raider 1 wrote:
<quoted text> Listen, you Bettie Lou, Galt, DB, & whoever has a problem with a man calling a female "babygirl" are just old & stuck in the past. Anyone from my era knows it's not said with derogatory intent. What kills me is you take just the word babygirl from what I said. laid out the entire scenario. My cousin from down there didn't say,"yo, don't call her babygirl." He told me to chill because they don't play that down here meaning, " chill boy, they don't play black dudes talking to white girls in public like that." You can't change the meaning of what someone said in a story I told to fit your theory. That is completely stupid!
It's only because you're used to that culture coming from the urban areas in the northern blue states.

Anywhere else in the country, calling a woman you don't know "babygirl" is both presumptive and inappropriate. Trust me on that.

You don't show your underwear by wearing your pants below your butt, do you? Please tell me you don't.

“Often imitated”

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Since: Jul 07

never duplicated

#927705 Jun 19, 2013
Realtime wrote:
<quoted text>The Hoobert Heever years if you ask me.
The heap has gotten exactly nothing right in over four years.
Is that you or the coors talking.

“It's always darkest 'fore dawn”

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Since: Jul 08

Who's dawn?

#927706 Jun 19, 2013
fetch almighty wrote:
<quoted text>Here was another example at the Job Fair--a young man at the age of 25-had no experience except working part time doing odd jobs in his parents business. He had a high school education. Fine. He was a single father. Fine. He had never worked at any other job. Fine. He wanted a 9-5 job as a store manager. He wanted 50,000 a year. He wanted paid health care for himself, his son and his girlfriend... and he wanted extra time off every month to spend with his son.
Fine, thank you very much...NEXT!
Aw, come on, Kvetchy, you really think anyone believes your anecdotal evidence of anything, let alone conducting interviews at a jobs fair in Chicago? You're still receiving chiropractic treatment for a closed head trauma, living in Costa Rica, and collecting disability from claim on a Chicago trade union. LMAO
John Galt

Temecula, CA

#927707 Jun 19, 2013
Homer wrote:
<quoted text>Probably the Hoffa family, as well as lot of others are curious.
On a side note Fox News is just awful, this is one of top stories on their website - Columbia's Cons: Ivy League social work program run by team of former prisoners
Now I ask you have they paid their debt to society? What is the story here?
A terrorist like Kathy Boudin, who should have been executed for her role in a bank robbery that left three people dead, can never pay her debt to society.
Homer

East Stroudsburg, PA

#927708 Jun 19, 2013
Realtime wrote:
<quoted text>The Hoobert Heever years if you ask me.
The heap has gotten exactly nothing right in over four years.
Hang on, let me think.
$7 gas - nope
economic collapse - nope
stock market crash - nope
inflation/stagflation/deflatio n - nope,nope,nope
electric bills increasing tenfold - nope
Walmart good for the local community - nope
Claims he's not a rightwinger - nope
Obama will lose - nope

Hmmmm
Aunt Bettie Lou

Orlando, FL

#927709 Jun 19, 2013
Realtime wrote:
<quoted text>Look, squirrel is an interesting term, do you know where it came from?
There's another poster that uses that term frequently, not to mention a few other terms that you use. Are you also a dog lover?
Think it started when liberals became so easily distracted.

I'm a lover of all animals. But I do love dogs.

Are we going to start being nice to each other now?

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