Barack Obama, our next President

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No Surprize

Seminole, FL

#979923 Sep 10, 2013
John Galt wrote:
<quoted text>
delusional...Obama may lose in Senate as well as in House...
Barack Obama is proving an embarrassing amateur on the world stage compared to George W. Bush

http://blogs.telegraph.co.uk/news/nilegardine...

It's the culture...
Realtime

Deltona, FL

#979924 Sep 10, 2013
John Galt wrote:
<quoted text>
Galt does not discuss his personal life, but poofballs like Patrick would be summarily executed by your Islamic buddies just for the fact of what you are....
He's right pal, you live here, up to 16 hrs per day, most days and you post elsewhere on topix as well.

It's my guess that 30 posts per day X 350 days per year X 6 years equals a very special kind of insanity.

30 posts per day is probably on the light side__eh?
Bernard Forand

Fort Myers, FL

#979925 Sep 10, 2013
John Galt wrote:
<quoted text>
President George W. Bush did not offer any opinion on Obama's foolhardy plan to attack Syria.
The hand writing on the wall is for all to read. From 1848 with 50 countries revolting against the dictatorial, hierology, oligarchies, etc. etc. Voice of the suppressed has risen and sustained through the years. Slowly gaining ground, progressing to the demise of inequality and those that support austerity policies.
Political change resulted whether the demonstrations by the suppressed actually lost their cause goals. Remaining in their wake currents that had politics drifting to the causes of the suppressed demands.
1848 all 50 countries in voicing their discontent were silenced by military might of their sovereignties. In the wake of that military or political suppression through the years the voices of those silenced haunted the sovereignties who then made subtle changes that recognized officially what was voiced by their constituents.
Prague Spring of 1968 was silenced. In its wake in less than 30 years exposed the failure of the Russian oligarchy. Its inability to compete on the Liberal International Free Trade Markets of the world. And the “Walls” came a tumbling down.
Recently we have had the Flower children voicing their disapproval of inequality in the 60’s. They were silenced. In their wake voices rose to challenge the financial inequality of the 1%. Both of these causes reverberated through out the world in various countries.
Arab Spring; Syria, Libya, Egypt or Tunisia, where seldom a voice was allowed to rise, has now voices of all fractions within themselves openly communicating their preferences‘.
Autocratic sovereignties of these nations kept them in uneducated, overly populated and poverty. As it has been for nations seeking the liberty of democracy, blood of the martyrs for liberty will once again nourish the soils for democracy. Years in its growth and formation. Steadily growing to the light of the Liberal Free Trade Markets rewarding illuminations of unity and peace.
http://neweconomy.net/content/wealth-inequali...

Level 5

Since: Jun 13

Orlando, FL

#979926 Sep 10, 2013
Realtime wrote:
<quoted text>These fkn idiots on here hate Obama to the point that they're selling out their own nation. TeaParty scumbags__not patriots.
The Obama administration/CIA/Pentagon ran a game on Assad and his allies Russia and Iran and they all bought in knowing that the alternative was to "put up" which none of them could do.
Syria's a broken pizz pot that couldn't face off with the rebel factions without help from Iran, laughing, and Russia, whose been selling/trading junk weapons for decades and doesn't want to face the embarrassment of the world knowing that it's "junk don't work."
We know that the US weapons of war work as intended__we watched the US Air Force drop a bomb down a smokestack during Shock and Awe and stick a cruise missile through the front door of a hotel during the brief Bush I Iraq escapade.
Russia has nothing to counter Tomahawk missiles__no one does and it's very unlikely that Russia can defy the US stealth systems that shield our aircraft and ships from land based missiles.
Our sht works__theirs doesn't__they understand that!!!
We gave the mutts a way out of a certain azzwhoopin and they jumped all over it.
I, personally, don't hate Obama. He would have made a great celebrity among his own kind, especially since he's reached out to Hollyweird more than Congress.

You hated Bush to the point where you were selling out your own country. Or just advertising your hypocrisy.

That door swings both ways.
Bernard Forand

Fort Myers, FL

#979927 Sep 10, 2013
John Galt wrote:
<quoted text>
delusional...Obama may lose in Senate as well as in House...
Lost jobs stagnate wages for the past 30 to 40years for laborers, lost of homes to 8 million American families, college graduates burden with thousands if not, tens of thousands and unable to find employment, land of the improvised expanding to over lap the middle class. Just a few questions that have not been addressed. What ever could have produced such a scenario? Has it ever occurred before? Could it come to occur again? Who is the advocate for such ideologies that can continuously produce this cycle? First let us identify the culprit or culprits. The Cause…
Precisely the results of the price for inequality. Right wing austerity policies have driven the America land of opportunity to the realms of a land of mythology.
C The Gini Coefficient
Gini is a measurement that is used to identify, mathematically, the inequality of individual nations. A rating of one {1} is considered perfect inequality, as a rating of zero {0} is perfect equality.
Nations such as Germany, Norway and Sweden have a Gini of .3 or less.
South Africa and Latin America have a .5 or above.
USA’s Gini in 1980 was .4 Presently it is at 4.7. This is according to the U.N.’s data. Rendering the USA in the category of nations such as Iran and Turkey.
USA’s inequality may be even worse than what the Gini indicates. In the advanced industrial nations, such as may be found in Europe and Scandinavian, their citizens have Universal Education, Universal Health Care from birth to death and large safety nets for securing the laborer’s income security. Where in as the USA, middle class on down have none of these benefits or a small fraction there of. Increasing the insecurity of their citizens in their jobs, homes, education and health.
Insecurity is manifested and fueled by the inequality factor. Greater the inequality the greater is the demise of that nation’s ability to survive in competition with an advanced industrial opponent. Insecurity will manifest in emotional dysfunctional laborers, quick to rebel. Productivity decreases.
Simply look around to the various nations and observe. Observe those that had a less or NO recessions and grew say during 2000 and 2013 that would be a good indicator they are doing something better than US… Sweden is but one example where you could start.
Lets emulate our forefathers of 1773 and gather up the Tea and cast it out unto the waters of political oblivion come 2014.… Be There!
http://neweconomy.net/content/wealth-inequali...
Realtime

Deltona, FL

#979928 Sep 10, 2013
flack wrote:
Rumor has it that the CIA is removing CW's from Libya. The reason for all the hush hush.
All what hush hush? Last I heard the CIA left Libya with the Benghazi survivors and deceased months ago. Are you saying they went back already?

Maybe that's why Issa's committee lost interest?

What happened to the 20,000 stingers? Hah, did you know that BushCo claimed that 30,000 stingers were missing in Iraq?

And btw__I told you Gino Smith would be an outstanding pro QB.

Level 1

Since: May 11

Gettysburg, PA

#979929 Sep 10, 2013
flack wrote:
<quoted text> I have better question. Why do you libtards insist on burning our food,making food prices to spike world wide and causing much of the unrest in the middle east? Oil moves the world cheaply and efficiently. If it wasn't for libtard policies oil would be cheaper and so would food and maybe, just maybe, the world wouldn't be on the verge of collapse.
I have news, we can grow more food & we expanded our corn production to meet the increased requirements for ethanol.

Food spikes have much more to do with fraughts & other farm related issues than ethanol.

A CBO report done in 2009 said that of the 5.1% increase in food prices, only .5 to .8 percentage points were because of ethanol.

If we did not use ethanol, then our use of oil for transportation would go up by 10% increasing the demand for oil & raising the cost of fuel. We would be exporting tens of billions of dollars instead of spending that money here in the US.

The way to cheaper oil is to use less. But you right whiners refuse to conserve. All you fricken morons do is scream " Drill, Baby Drill" being too GD stupid to know the supply of oil is limited.

You b*tch about Syria & the Middle East as you fund the tyrants with your thirst for oil.

Those older well in the Middle East are producing oil at a cost at the head of under $3 a Barrel. Oil is over $100 a barrel. I think they can afford to spend an extra 1% a year for food.

Since: Nov 11

Westerville, OH

#979930 Sep 10, 2013
RealDave wrote:
<quoted text>
" OMG OMG OMG CRA CRA CRA!!!"
So what legislation did the Democrats pass in the first ten months of 2007 that created the worst recession in 80 years.
I have asked this a gazillion times & yet to have failed to answer.
Why is that???
Fair Mortgage Practices Act (H.R. 3012). Notice the typical Liberal word "Fair", showing beyond any doubt that it was a 100% Democrat Liberal crap.

The idea of a retarded Liberal, Barney Frank.

It was nicknamed "subprime mortgage".

The Conservatives wanted to change to a proven Capitalis model from a Liberal socialist model. Those Conservatives were called "racist".

Barney Frank created the program to help his little boyfriend in Freddy Mack.

See? Liberals are brain dead hypocrites.

The subprime mortgage crisis led to the collapse of the United States housing bubble. Falling housing-related assets contributed to a global financial crisis, even as oil and food prices soared. The crisis led to the failure or collapse of many of the United States' largest financial institutions: Bear Stearns, Fannie Mae, Freddie Mac, Lehman Brothers, Citi Bank and AIG, as well as a crisis in the automobile industry. The government responded with an unprecedented $700 billion bank bailout and $787 billion fiscal stimulus package. The National Bureau of Economic Research declared the end of this recession over a year after the end date.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_recessio...

Level 5

Since: Jun 13

Orlando, FL

#979931 Sep 10, 2013
DBWriter wrote:
<quoted text>
I can understand that. The US and Russia have been potential enemies, and actual enemies, since 1917, until very recently. But, I have lived in Russia out in the middle of Siberia with the average Russians. I know what and how they think today, and what and how they thought before capitalism became the dominant ideology.
Russians are not our enemy.
Naturally, the Russian president will vie for influence in the world. Every country does. That doesn't mean he seeks our destruction, like his predecessors of the old Soviet Union.
What threat to the United States would it be for the chemical weapons in Syria to be moved to Russia?
I can't think of any.
What benefit would it be to the United States for the chemical weapons in Syria to be moved to Russia?
It would remove this particular excuse for Obama to start an unconstitutional war and this country being ripped apart.
However, the Muslim Brotherhood goal is to have the US Armed Forces tip the scales in favor of Al Qaeda in Syria. When this dilemma is over, Obama will create another excuse to do what the Muslim Brotherhood wants.
Where we disagree is Putin. The Russian people don't even like him. He is a dyed-in-the-wool former KGB who admires the likes of Stalin.

You seem to think he's a trusted key player on the world stage.
I do not.

He may keep al Qaeda from taking over Syria by his "generous" offer, but it's only a short-term solution, and he will now be in charge of overseeing the whereabouts of those chemical weapons.

However, Obama striking Syria for no possible reason was the worst possible scenario and, at least, for now, a possible cataclysmic reaction might be avoided by Putin's intervention. For now anyway.
Buroc Millhouse Obama

Newington, CT

#979932 Sep 10, 2013
Bernard Forand wrote:
<quoted text>
Inequality In The USA. Has the highest level among the advanced industrial countries. Comparing to some such as Hungary, Belgium and France which have no significant increases to their inequality. Where in as the USA has been increasing to be more aligned with Iran, Jamaica, Uganda and the Philippines.
GDP does not take into account the measure of inequality. Does not measure the security of its citizens.
All boats rise equally on the rising tide is no longer applicable here in the USA. We have harbors that restrict through manipulation the rising tides. The few affluent yachts at the open end of the harbor suffer no restrictions of significance, equal to the manipulated incoming tide, to the boats in the restricted harbors. Tide dams have been erected to offset the flow of rising tides within the harbors.
Example; Presently USA CEO’s have 200 to 1 ratio in income to the average laborer. Japan as one example has a 16 to 1 ratio. Less than 50 years ago USA had a 30 to 1 ratio. This rising inequality has stimulated additional wanna-be’s executives to seek the same. One example can be found in the UK. The UK’s “High Pay Commission” reported that their top executives were approaching Victorian levels. Presently though they are at the levels of the 1920’s as measured for inequality in laborers’ productivity distributions of wealth.
Sweden, UK and additionally some of the Scandinavian nations and some within the European Union have taken steps to nip this inequality of distributions. Restricting CEO’s pay to a ratio of corporations earnings and out law golden parachutes. Bonuses and gifts as well. There is a provision that allows for parts or all to be circumnavigated if the voters agree. That is, not the voters of the corporation boards but all citizens voters. Sweden passed it in 2012 the others are putting it up for debate and or vote by their citizens.
Now why can’t we do that here in the USA? Oh Yeah , right wing austerity for their 1% magistrate.
http://neweconomy.net/content/wealth-inequali...
You want to talk inequality? How about the fact those countries you mention, they "ALL" have a lower standard of living.

Now that you have your president, we have the highest number of people on food stamps.

Have you been to those countries? I have. They all live in Sardine cans, drive Sardine cans if they can afford one - many drive bicycles because they can't afford a car.

Our poor live better or just as well as their middle class.

You are an idiot. Likely just an old frustrated libtard who made poor decisions in life, so you have a lot of envy.

Just about anyone with brains that has a family to support them as a child and works hard, can be successful and prosperous in the USA.

Why don't you move to France so you can be with people like you, who have nothing and deserve nothing.

You are ignorant.
lily boca raton fl

Boca Raton, FL

#979933 Sep 10, 2013
LoisLane59 wrote:
<quoted text>
If your claim is true - that Obama is part of the Muslim Brotherhood - then that certainly would explain why he'd want to weaken our ally against Israel.
But nothing is clear at this point.
So I can only assume Assad is the bad guy and Putin is the bad guy who wants to help out the bad guy and Obama will likely let him...which wouldn't make sense if, in fact, Obama was rooting for the MB...unless Putin's offer pressured him to keep Assad in power.
As I said, nothing is clear at this point. Except that I don't trust this president any further than I can throw him. Never have.
LOL! Nothing is clear in your brain.
John Galt

Temecula, CA

#979934 Sep 10, 2013
Perhaps the entire Syrian fake war fiasco is just a "Wag the Dog" diversion from the problems of ObamaKKKare.

“fairtax.org”

Level 8

Since: Dec 08

gauley bridge wv

#979935 Sep 10, 2013
RealDave wrote:
<quoted text>
Your mental twin Dumbwaiter stated statistics that were brought about by the recession.
He said it was because of Obamacare.
Therefore either he must think Obamacare caused the recession or his statement was false.
Its called logic.
Of which you are sorely lacking. That was not the intent of the comment and you know it unless of course you really don't understand what you read.
Buroc Millhouse Obama

Newington, CT

#979936 Sep 10, 2013
Bernard Forand wrote:
<quoted text>
The hand writing on the wall is for all to read. From 1848 with 50 countries revolting against the dictatorial, hierology, oligarchies, etc. etc. Voice of the suppressed has risen and sustained through the years. Slowly gaining ground, progressing to the demise of inequality and those that support austerity policies.
Political change resulted whether the demonstrations by the suppressed actually lost their cause goals. Remaining in their wake currents that had politics drifting to the causes of the suppressed demands.
1848 all 50 countries in voicing their discontent were silenced by military might of their sovereignties. In the wake of that military or political suppression through the years the voices of those silenced haunted the sovereignties who then made subtle changes that recognized officially what was voiced by their constituents.
Prague Spring of 1968 was silenced. In its wake in less than 30 years exposed the failure of the Russian oligarchy. Its inability to compete on the Liberal International Free Trade Markets of the world. And the “Walls” came a tumbling down.
Recently we have had the Flower children voicing their disapproval of inequality in the 60’s. They were silenced. In their wake voices rose to challenge the financial inequality of the 1%. Both of these causes reverberated through out the world in various countries.
Arab Spring; Syria, Libya, Egypt or Tunisia, where seldom a voice was allowed to rise, has now voices of all fractions within themselves openly communicating their preferences‘.
Autocratic sovereignties of these nations kept them in uneducated, overly populated and poverty. As it has been for nations seeking the liberty of democracy, blood of the martyrs for liberty will once again nourish the soils for democracy. Years in its growth and formation. Steadily growing to the light of the Liberal Free Trade Markets rewarding illuminations of unity and peace.
http://neweconomy.net/content/wealth-inequali...
"Here at the New Economics Institute, we are driven by a desire to build a new economy where wealth is distributed equitably. "

Communist scum.
lily boca raton fl

Boca Raton, FL

#979937 Sep 10, 2013
Buroc Millhouse Obama wrote:
Incredibly naïve.
<quoted text>
How's that chess game going lily?
ROTFLMAO!!!!!!
It's going famously; President Obama is brilliant.
Realtime

Deltona, FL

#979938 Sep 10, 2013
LoisLane59 wrote:
<quoted text>
I, personally, don't hate Obama. He would have made a great celebrity among his own kind, especially since he's reached out to Hollyweird more than Congress.
You hated Bush to the point where you were selling out your own country. Or just advertising your hypocrisy.
That door swings both ways.
Among his own kind???

I don't hate shrub although I came close during his Texas Rangers years. I hate BushCo, the administration and it's neocon pals who nearly destroyed the greatest nation in world history.

BTW babe, it's being reported that Syria is ready to sign the agreement which turns all it's CW stockpiles and facilities over to international control.

That would be the weapons and facilities that Assad denied having just last week.

Oh My!

“Bill Clinton could have ”

Level 1

Since: May 10

Prevented this

#979939 Sep 10, 2013
sonicfilter wrote:
Diplomacy Obama Style Continues to Prove the Critics Wrong
If President Obama followed the desires of the do nothing critics, these developments probably wouldn’t have occured. He would send a message to rogue states and non-governmental rogue actors that they can violate international norms with impunity. It would also be saying to our friends in the international community that they are on their own.
If he followed the do anything but force crowd, this is a case in which diplomatic efforts without force, if necessary, would not be taken seriously. The agreement came because Syria wanted to avoid punitive strikes by the U.S. and its allies.
Another set of critics advocate the opposite extreme of the do nothing crowd – regime change, which would entail a more extensive use of force than punitive strikes would entail. Never mind, that Obama’s approach is heading in the direction of diplomatic success in a potential crisis without resorting to the extreme of going to war.
Some critics of the U.S.’s possible use of punitive strikes against Syria point to the U.S.’s lack of moral authority because of its inconsistent record with regard to violations of prohibitions against chemical weapons. Okay, the fact is we violated international norm with Bush’s torture policy being one shining example and we looked the other way when our friends did the same. One example is Israel’s continued expansion of settlements. Suggestions that we do nothing based on these facts indulge in the fallacy that two wrongs make a right. How does turning a blind eye to Syria rectify the settlement problem in Israel? How does allowing Assad to get away with gassing his own citizens, including sleeping children, compensate for Bush’s torture policy?
http://www.politicususa.com/2013/09/10/diplom...
O'bama diplomacy? what is the O'bama doctrine? anyone...

Level 1

Since: May 11

Gettysburg, PA

#979940 Sep 10, 2013
fetch almighty wrote:
<quoted text>You can blame Rush-seems like that is what O'bama does. A president blaming a talk show host, it is delicious...isn't it? I lived in Wisconsin before I moved to Chicago--really we used to laugh at the liberals down there. But it isn't funny once you have to live among the enemies of the country. I couldn't get out fast enough.
It is a shame when you have an entertainers daily spreading lies about our President & our country. Even worse when you have dumbasses that believe them and politicians making decisions base on whether they might lose favor with the might El Rushbo.

Maybe you think that is a good thing. "Rush Limbaugh - the Tokyo Rose" of today's America.

The man that hoped our country would fail just because he did not like something about the President

Yep,that's your hero alright. I bet it makes you proud to admit you're a ditto head.

.
sonicfilter

Indianapolis, IN

#979941 Sep 10, 2013
Did George Zimmerman Lie To The Police?

On Monday, George Zimmerman’s wife called 911 to report that he was threatening her and her father with a gun. Shellie Zimmerman told the 911 operator that her husband “continually has his hand on his gun and he keeps saying step closer and he is just threatening all of us.” When the police arrived, she abruptly changed her story and claimed she never saw a gun. Officer Zach Hudson, the Lake Mary Police Department public information officer, told the New York Times that Zimmerman told the police he was not carrying a gun:

“No one ever saw a gun,” said Officer Zach Hudson of the Lake Mary police.“He said he has no gun on him and we haven’t found a gun. I think she assumed that he had one on his person.”

ABC News also reported,“A Lake Mary police official later said Zimmerman did not have a gun, officers never found a gun and that Zimmerman himself said he never had a gun on him.”

But George Zimmerman’s attorney, Mark O’Mara, told CNN’s Anderson Cooper in no uncertain terms that Zimmerman was carrying a gun and had it on his person during the confrontation with his wife and father-in-law:

O’MARA: He acted appropriately. He never took the weapon out. The only thing he really did, which is what he told the police, was on the outside of his shirt, he made sure the gun wasn’t moving anywhere and didn’t do anything because [Zimmerman's father-in-law] Mr. Dean was sort of coming at him, that can sort of be seen in the video.

COOPER: So he had the gun actually on his person not like, in the glove box of his car?

O’MARA: That’s correct

O’Mara acknowledged “there are some reports that said he didn’t have a gun with him but he did.” He also admitted George Zimmerman smashed an iPad during the confrontation.

http://thinkprogress.org/justice/2013/09/10/2...

Level 5

Since: Jun 13

Orlando, FL

#979942 Sep 10, 2013
Realtime wrote:
<quoted text>Alewites drink liquor too.
You don't know who the rebels are, FOX hasn't told you. The CIA and by proxy the administration knows who the fck they are. John McCain got his azz tricked though__didn't he?
So you completely trust the CIA and the Intel now but not when they were absolutely convinced Saddam had WMDs?

The thing is, I gave the Intel a pass when it came to Saddam's WMDs because everyone including the UN knew he not only had them but used them numerous times.

He just had time to move them to Syria.

But you couldn't demonize Bush enough for "lying" in spite of the Intel and the world knowing about Saddam's WMDs, could you?

Be honest.

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