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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Homer

Bethlehem, PA

#811597 Nov 26, 2012
lily boca raton fl wrote:
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That's interesting; the nuns smoking!! Did they hit you with rulers too?
You're probably around my age then, I'm 57. Everyone smoked then
(not in my family though) except for my brother who went to the Korean war and came back a smoker, I remember those packs of Chesterfields!!
Ever watch Mad Men? Everyone smokes, that's the way it was.
Oh don't get me started with nuns. 5 maybe 6 years old in first grade, whack! Smacked right across my face with an open hand.

Since: Feb 10

ny ny

#811598 Nov 26, 2012
lily boca raton fl wrote:
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That's interesting; the nuns smoking!! Did they hit you with rulers too?
You're probably around my age then, I'm 57. Everyone smoked then
(not in my family though) except for my brother who went to the Korean war and came back a smoker, I remember those packs of Chesterfields!!
Ever watch Mad Men? Everyone smokes, that's the way it was.
55. And yeah they hit us with rulers, their hands, pointers, you name it. An angry bunch of women. Both my parents smoked, Lucky Strikes and Pall Mall. My father passed a long time ago but my mother is 81 and still smokes! We took her in with us 3 years ago so she has cut down alot,,we give her a hard time, but she'll never give em up. Mad Men is exactly what it used to be like. Brings back memories.
Homer

Bethlehem, PA

#811599 Nov 26, 2012
John Galt wrote:
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"Revenue" and tax rates are not the same thing.
And they will not agree to more revenue without spending reductions.
You can't start a couple wars without raising some <cough> revenue.
Homer

Bethlehem, PA

#811600 Nov 26, 2012
Alloramadai wrote:
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Nuns smoked? Wow
It was a crazy mixed up world way back when.

Since: Feb 10

ny ny

#811601 Nov 26, 2012
Alloramadai wrote:
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Nuns smoked? Wow
Sure, drank too. A friend of mine's mother used to have a group of em over for Friday night dinner and they would really cut loose. This was when they wore the habits. Strange sight!

Since: May 11

Loysville, PA

#811602 Nov 26, 2012
Chicagoan by Birth wrote:
<quoted text>Gee Whiz Homer, that complete screed is a fabrication. Bush has been gone for almost four years, when is your boy going to step up? But, but, he never had a real job, actually never had a job.. But you voted him into the highest office with no experience, who has egg on their face??
How did Bush steal the election? You keep beating that dead horse? Explain?
What an idiot.

Claiming Obama never had a job & had no experience before becoming President.

Typical uneducated, uninformed right whiner.

“God bless you, Mr. President”

Since: Jul 08

Peaceful, prosperous second

#811604 Nov 26, 2012
TSM wrote:
Buffett back in the News calls for 30% minimum tax rate on 'wealthy'! Mr. Buffett I’ll take you serious when you pay the one billion you owe in back taxes and GE pays their Fair Share!! I guess Buffett suggesting that the Wealth pays more must be he’s in the process of making a business deal and wants Obama’s Blissing!!
Whichever of the red state redneck sock puppets you are, I will take you SERIOUSLY when you learn that it's seriously, not serious...I might even believe some of you hillbillies have two nickles to rub together when you start telling people you have more money THAN them instead of then them.(Warren Buffett doesn't owe a billion in back taxes and has nothing to do with the current or past operations of GE, and he would know that the term was wealthy not wealth paying.) As to "blissing I'll consider it an attempt at a pun and let it slide.
Hans

New York, NY

#811605 Nov 26, 2012
carol wrote:
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You own it. All of it. We'll see who's lamenting in 2016.
I think I already read here today that 2016 isn't enough time for anyone to fix what Bush supposedly messed up. Excuses, Excuses along with amnesia of who was running Congress for four solid years when everything either fell apart or got worse. It is like they already know Obama will fail. But, but, but he reads from a teleprompter really, really well. And likes gay marriage and free contraception for all and will punish the wealthy and ahchieve world peace by decimating the military. And he was way cooler than Romney.

Meanwhile, thank you for this post (so true):

Congratulations to the Democrats and Young People!
You now own it and you can't blame Bush.
The next terrorist attack you own it.
Can't get a job after graduation, you own it.
Sky rocketing energy prices due to Obama's EPA shutting down the energy producing states, you own it.
A nuclear Iran, you own it.
Bowing to Russia, you own it.
Another severe recession, you own it.
A volatile border with Mexico, you own it.
Trouble getting good health care, you own it.
Higher health insurance costs and health care costs, you own it.
No budget, you own it.
Our allies mistrust, you own it.
Another trillion of debt, you own it.
More Benghazi situations, you own it.
No one willing to join the military, you own it.
Trouble getting a loan to buy a home, you own it.
More dependency on food stamps, you own it.
Trouble finding good employment, you own it.
Several part time jobs instead of a good job, you own it.
A World Government, you own it.
The UN governing the United States instead of ourselves, you own it.
China controlling our world trade trampling all over us, you own it.
Loss of our freedoms as we have known it in the past, you own it.
A dictatorship instead of a democracy that follows the Constitution, you own it.
Less take home pay and higher living costs, you own it.
Driving a car that looks like a toy, you own it.
More government corruption and lies, you own it.
More toleration of extreme and fanatical Islamists, you own it.
Terrorist attacks called work place incidents, you own it.
Your revenge instead of love of country, you own it.
President George Bush is out of it now, and
there is not another good man for you to vilify and lie about.
In a way, I am relieved that another good man will not be blamed when it was impossible to clean up this mess you voted for.
Have a good day.

“God bless you, Mr. President”

Since: Jul 08

Peaceful, prosperous second

#811606 Nov 26, 2012
RealDave wrote:
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What an idiot.
Claiming Obama never had a job & had no experience before becoming President.
Typical uneducated, uninformed right whiner.
In dealing with "Cesspool by Choice" you need elaborate no farther than your first sentence.
carol

Orlando, FL

#811607 Nov 26, 2012
Chicagoan by Birth wrote:
<quoted text>Gee Whiz Homer, that complete screed is a fabrication. Bush has been gone for almost four years, when is your boy going to step up? But, but, he never had a real job, actually never had a job.. But you voted him into the highest office with no experience, who has egg on their face??
How did Bush steal the election? You keep beating that dead horse? Explain?
Homer and his peeps simply refuse to accept that Democrats:
1. Gave Bush permission to go into Iraq based on the same information they all were privy to.
2. Voted to fund the war.
3. Had nothing whatsoever to do with the housing market crisis.

It will always be one man's fault in their eyes...only Bush...and no one else but Bush.

In 2016, it will still be all Bush's fault...only Bush...and no one else but Bush.
THE DEBIL

Centrs, Latvia

#811608 Nov 26, 2012
Alloramadai wrote:
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12 hour night shifts terrible on health - artificial lighting, etc.
Nope - I'm a woman, hear me bltch!
K, UM, WE ESTABLISHED THAT YOU A WOMAN, A REDHEAD, YOU GOT A JOB AN' YOU KNOW YOU WAY AROUND A HAYLOFT... SO, UH, WHAT'RE YOU DOIN' LATER ON? YEAH, YEAH, I KNOW, YOU SPOKEN FO' TOO, BUT A GIRL'S GOTTA HAVE A L'IL "ME" TIME... YOU GOT YOU OWN CAR?
Homer

Bethlehem, PA

#811609 Nov 26, 2012
Chicagoan by Birth wrote:
<quoted text>Gee Whiz Homer, that complete screed is a fabrication. Bush has been gone for almost four years, when is your boy going to step up? But, but, he never had a real job, actually never had a job.. But you voted him into the highest office with no experience, who has egg on their face??
How did Bush steal the election? You keep beating that dead horse? Explain?
He has stepped up, you have 1/2 the country(rightwingers) holding us back. You voted for McCain and Romney, so I would say you have egg on your face or possibly just highway dust from being left along the roadside. Florida. I can reminisce about the good old days and what might have been, no 9/11, no need for Afghan War, no Iraq War, a budget surplus, can't I?
I think after about 8 years of Gore we'd be down to just a few trillion in debt, whomever won in 2008 wouldn't have continued the Bush sepnding because it wouldn't have been there, probably no need for a massive stimulis either.

There, you've brought another tear to my eye, you happy now?
Homer

Bethlehem, PA

#811610 Nov 26, 2012
RealDave wrote:
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What an idiot.
Claiming Obama never had a job & had no experience before becoming President.
Typical uneducated, uninformed right whiner.
Redundant - uneducated, uninformed right whiner
THE DEBIL

Centrs, Latvia

#811611 Nov 26, 2012
Hillbilly Hal wrote:
<quoted text>You can start a war with one shot.
YOU SEEM TO BE RESPONDING TO A POST THE RES' OF US CAIN'T SEE? HOMER WUZ TALKIN' ABOUT PAYIN' FO' STUFF THAT YOU FAULT. YOU SEEM TO BE TALKIN' ABOUT THE HAPSBURGS OR THE BEVERLY HILLBILLIES?

“God bless you, Mr. President”

Since: Jul 08

Peaceful, prosperous second

#811612 Nov 26, 2012
yepperz wrote:
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Sure, drank too. A friend of mine's mother used to have a group of em over for Friday night dinner and they would really cut loose. This was when they wore the habits. Strange sight!
I once was in a Reading Linguistics class during the summer with a group of nuns and three of them cheated on the final--I was about to lose my faith, but nobody drives an old van like a groups of nuns and lives with having Someone on their side, so I relented.

Since: May 11

Loysville, PA

#811613 Nov 26, 2012
John Galt wrote:
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"Revenue" and tax rates are not the same thing.
And they will not agree to more revenue without spending reductions.
The pledge your right whiner leaders took involved raising taxes. This went a lot further than tax rates.

Things like closing loopholes are considered tax increases if they increase the overall revenue.

Republicans are trying to redefine their ledge to mean rate increases but that would be just another lie.

Since: Oct 12

Location hidden

#811614 Nov 26, 2012
THE DEBIL wrote:
<quoted text>K, UM, WE ESTABLISHED THAT YOU A WOMAN, A REDHEAD, YOU GOT A JOB AN' YOU KNOW YOU WAY AROUND A HAYLOFT... SO, UH, WHAT'RE YOU DOIN' LATER ON? YEAH, YEAH, I KNOW, YOU SPOKEN FO' TOO, BUT A GIRL'S GOTTA HAVE A L'IL "ME" TIME... YOU GOT YOU OWN CAR?
Debil, you're slipping. I believe I already mentioned my mode of transportation requires a helmet in some states. Like loud pipes too
Homer

Bethlehem, PA

#811615 Nov 26, 2012
carol wrote:
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Homer and his peeps simply refuse to accept that Democrats:
1. Gave Bush permission to go into Iraq based on the same information they all were privy to.
2. Voted to fund the war.
3. Had nothing whatsoever to do with the housing market crisis.
It will always be one man's fault in their eyes...only Bush...and no one else but Bush.
In 2016, it will still be all Bush's fault...only Bush...and no one else but Bush.
1. based on lies
2. fund it? fund it how? tax cuts for the rich?
3. It was a culmination of his failed policies, tax cuts for the rich, massive spending and debt, lax oversight, and a couple of unfunded wars.

Bush was an unmitigated disaster, a total debacle, the worst of the worst, the Calamity Jane of presidents.

He brought this country to it's knees, then as we were just about stood upright and the tea baggers came along.
Homer

Bethlehem, PA

#811617 Nov 26, 2012
Oh, and I blame Cheney too.

Since: Oct 12

Location hidden

#811618 Nov 26, 2012
Homer wrote:
<quoted text>Oh don't get me started with nuns. 5 maybe 6 years old in first grade, whack! Smacked right across my face with an open hand.
Catholic school kids "integrated" to public school in 9th grade, if I remember correctly. They really were wild for the first few years; never shared stories, but we made up quite a few about their experiences. I don't believe there were many nuns teaching in farm town Missouri then.

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