Barack Obama, our next President

"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 ... Read more

“It's always darkest 'fore dawn”

Since: Jul 08

When's dawn?

#775995 Oct 18, 2012
carol wrote:
The Obama Administration cites the statistic that full-time working American women earn 77 cents for every dollar a man earns and claim this is the ‘wage gap’ as justification for the Lilly Ledbetter Act.
However, the statistic does not account for the number of hours per week women and men work on average. To a considerable degree, the ‘gender wage gap’ is more a ‘gender hours gap.’
Men are more likely to work more hours than women.
In 2009, 66.6 percent of American workers working less than 35-hour workweeks were women.
http://www.collegiatetimes.com/stories/20628/...
Hello? Is anyone there? Is anyone listening?
Obama is just trying to fool the easily fooled again. It's amazing he can do it so well.
"In other words, contrary to Angle's statement, wage disparity in America is a very big deal. A wage gap does exist and it affects millions of American women -- half the U.S. population in fact and more than half the U.S. labor force. It's folly to pretend it isn't important or it doesn't exist. But it's what conservative media have consistently tried to do.

Angle's conclusions become all the more suspect when considering the events of the past week.

As Reuters reported, a federal judge on September 21 dismissed Wal-Mart's motion to squash a wage discrimination suit brought by women in California.

The case "accuses the company of systematically discriminating against women -- who, according to the plaintiffs' experts, were paid less than men and promoted less often," reported the San Francisco Chronicle. The article added that the plaintiffs have charged "that all California store managers are required to attend training sessions where they are cautioned that women may not be qualified for promotion."

Wal-Mart is among the nation's largest employers and the majority of the sales associates employed in its stores are women.

Another federal judge on Tuesday allowed a gender bias lawsuit against Costco to go forward. The case has been brought on behalf of several hundred women employees. The suit alleges that the warehouse chain has a company-wide policy of "limiting promotions of female employees to assistant general manager and general manager by failing to post job openings."

On Monday, a Yale University study found that "Science professors at American universities widely regard female undergraduates as less competent than male students with the same accomplishments and skills." The article continued:

As a result, the report found, the professors were less likely to offer the women mentoring or a job. And even if they were willing to offer a job, the salary was lower.



Gunner

Cromwell, CT

#775996 Oct 18, 2012
RealDave wrote:
<quoted text> So, paying you was a waste of money?
Continue playing dumb. You're a natural.

Law enforcement personnel are not hired to prevent violent crime.
Gunner

Cromwell, CT

#775998 Oct 18, 2012
Lily Boca Raton FL wrote:
<quoted text>
Disgusting, I could just barf.
Hypocrite lily, pretending to be offended yet again.

Truth is you'd be laughing at similar comments involving Romney.

“Constitutionalis t”

Since: Dec 10

Spring, TX

#776000 Oct 18, 2012
Homer wrote:
<quoted text>I dunno, as long as we keep shipping jobs there Hu Jintao seems to be doing okay.
Homer had to look up who was in charge there, I never heard of him.
When you see Homer again, ask him what he discovered about the communists in China taking control again. You do know that the army in China doesn't belong to the govenment, but it belongs to the communist party there, don't you?
Hu Jintao is the leader of the communist party in China. I wonder what he talked about with the White House when he was here. Perhaps Obama needed some "flexibility" he'll get after the election to do what China wants, too.
Lily Boca Raton FL

Boca Raton, FL

#776001 Oct 18, 2012
Homer wrote:
A Wisconsin lawmaker lost the endorsement of Republican vice presidential candidate Paul Ryan on Thursday after he claimed that “some girls, they rape so easy.”
Freshman Rep. Roger Rivard told the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel that his comments, first made back in December to Chetek Alert newspaper, had been taken out of context.
The newspaper quoted him as saying his father warned him "some girls rape easy,” meaning girls could decide they regretted a sexual encounter and call it rape.
Seeking to clarify the remarks on Wednesday, Rivard again repeated them.
"He (my father) also told me one thing,`If you do (have premarital sex), just remember, consensual sex can turn into rape in an awful hurry,'" Rivard told the Journal Sentinel. "Because all of a sudden a young lady gets pregnant and the parents are madder than a wet hen and she's not going to say,‘Oh, yeah, I was part of the program.' All that she has to say or the parents have to say is it was rape because she's underage. And he just said,`Remember, Roger, if you go down that road, some girls,' he said,‘they rape so easy.'"
Hours later, Rivard’s camp issued a clarification to the clarification, calling rape a “horrible act of violence.”
But the backlash was quick and severe. Rivard, who is locked in a tight race with Democratic opponent Stephen Smith, lost the support of key Republican figures, including Paul Ryan.
Read more: http://www.nydailynews.com/news/politics/paul...
Just when you think you have heard everything.
Why do rightwingers hate women so much?
Because they can't control them.
Why would any woman vote Republican?

“Constitutionalis t”

Since: Dec 10

Spring, TX

#776003 Oct 18, 2012
Jane Says wrote:
<quoted text>chicago, zimbabwe, detroit...the choice is endless
Send Obama to Haiti. He'll fit right in.
Lily Boca Raton FL

Boca Raton, FL

#776005 Oct 18, 2012
Gunner wrote:
<quoted text>
Continue playing dumb. You're a natural.
Law enforcement personnel are not hired to prevent violent crime.
You're probably right; here in my town they're only good for giving traffic tickets. They pull someone over and 3 cruisers arrive and 6 cops stand around chit chatting

Yet, two weeks ago, a group of men burst into Saks Fifth Ave at the Mall, smashed the jewellery cases, stole the jewels and took off in a black bmw. The store was open, the police station is 2 miles from the mall. They got away. No cops. Imagine that?
Gunner

Cromwell, CT

#776006 Oct 18, 2012
Wolf Blitzer after Tuesday's debate:

"When we dig deeper into the numbers, we're seeing Romney did score points with viewers tonight.

Look at this.

58% of debate watchers say Romney would better handle the economy. 40% say President Obama would. That's issue number one.

49% say Romney would better handle health care, compared to 46% for President Obama.

We also asked who would better handle the issue of taxes. 51% say Romney; 44% say President Obama.

59% say Romney would do a better job on the deficit. 36% say President Obama would do a better job on the deficit."

Thanks, Wolf!

“Constitutionalis t”

Since: Dec 10

Spring, TX

#776008 Oct 18, 2012
flack wrote:
Well it seem some of these libtards are being dishonest. Is anybody surprised? Seems Massachusett's job growth was at 50th before Romney took office and 28th when he left.
It seems that Romney vetoed 844 bills with 707 being overrode. But when you look at the facts he was working with a democrat majority legislature. Most of the vetoed bills were big spending programs the state could not afford. The democrats overrode them anyway.
Be careful you don't confuse these idiots with facts.
Hemp Underpants

Santiago, Chile

#776011 Oct 18, 2012
Gunner wrote:
<quoted text>
You're a fool if you think hiring more law enforcement officers helps prevent violent crime.
Not in Benghazi
Gunner

Cromwell, CT

#776012 Oct 18, 2012
A Frank Luntz focus group made up mostly of former Obama voters say they now support Mitt Romney.

"Forceful, compassionate, presidential," one participant said.
"Confident and realistic," said another.
"Presidential," another told Luntz.
"Enthusiastic," another reacted.
"Our next president," one man said.
"Dynamo, winner," said one more.

"He's lied about everything. He lied to get elected in 2008, that's why I voted for him. I bought his bull. And he's lied about everything, he hasn't come through on anything. And he's been bullshitting the public," one member of the focus group said.

Part two of the focus group is available here.

http://www.realclearpolitics.com/video/2012/1...
Lily Boca Raton FL

Boca Raton, FL

#776014 Oct 18, 2012
Gunner wrote:
<quoted text>
Hypocrite lily, pretending to be offended yet again.
Truth is you'd be laughing at similar comments involving Romney.
Rape is never a laughing matter. Ever. That's a rightwing thing. You're all sick in the head inferior men who hate women.
TSM

El Paso, TX

#776015 Oct 18, 2012
Blacks Feel 'Less Empowered' Under Obama...has Obama visited a Black neighborhood yet? Under Obama Violent crime jumps 18%, first rise in nearly 20 years...Obama race to the bottom…Welfare Soars 32% in 4 years...1/6 Americans in Poverty!! We have no other choice but to change course!! Romney/Ryan!!!

“Amor patriae.”

Since: Feb 08

Eastern Oregon

#776016 Oct 18, 2012
dem wrote:
<quoted text>
Really?
Bet your old union, that you sell out everyday, wouldn't agree with the opinion of a niwit jagoff like you.
You live in the biggest sh!thole of cops and robbers in America and won't see the obvious.

Since: May 11

Newville, PA

#776017 Oct 18, 2012
DBWriter wrote:
<quoted text>
How about we start firing bureaucrats that don't have a direct responsibility to the individuals in the population? Why do you Democrats always threaten to fire the people the population needs, and never think about firing the bureaucrats the population doesn't need?
Let's start with all the czars and their staff.
Then, let's fire the entire department of Education and give that money directly to the states.
By the way, what does the Surgeon General really do?
The Department of Energy has been a dismal failure. How about we fire everyone there?
An idiot knows we've surrendered in the so-called "war on drugs." How about we fire everyone there? Every cent spent on the DEA is wasted. If you don't believe that, just put a hoodie on and walk through Obama's old neighborhood. You'll have to beat off the crack pushers with a stick. Don't forget to wear your flack jacket, though. They kill so many people in that neighborhood, it's as bad as that war going on in Mexico on our southern border.
But, I digress.
Why is it the Democrats only think about firing the people that directly serve the public, and never think about firing the bureaucrats?
Sine we only elect the President & Congress, We need to fire everyone else in government.

Great plan. No SC, No Military, no treasury department, nothing.

We'll just pass laws & regulations have have no one to execute them.

“Constitutionalis t”

Since: Dec 10

Spring, TX

#776018 Oct 18, 2012
Lily Boca Raton FL wrote:
<quoted text>
Because they can't control them.
Why would any woman vote Republican?
Maybe she wants a role model for her children that will lead them to self-reliance and not to some crack house where somebody that could be Obama's son is waiting for her there to take advantage of her naivety and burden her with one or two children that she will have to care for by herself, and who will grow up in the most susceptible social group for poor education achievement, poverty, and becoming incarcerated for criminal activity.

If a woman isn't interested in this, then she probably won't vote for a Republican.
Lily Boca Raton FL

Boca Raton, FL

#776021 Oct 18, 2012
Obamasharpton wrote:
<quoted text> What is insane is re-electing the 4 year proven failure, the incompetent Obama.
No, it is not insane; it is sane.

Insane is voting for Romney/Ryan who want to take womens rights away that were fought so hard for.

Let me guess; you're another inadequate woman hater, right?

When you hear this kind of talk, do you get all excited in anticipation that a woman won't be your boss? That women can be raped and forced to have the rapist baby? You'll finally feel like a man, even though you'll never be one?

Real men love women, support them, protect their rights. Democrats.
Gunner

Cromwell, CT

#776023 Oct 18, 2012
dem wrote:
<quoted text>
Well played.
Gunner has a history of confusing his own opinions.
LOL...yeah, well played.

C'mon, give us all your reason why you think Benghazi is a good analogy for the argument that law enforcement in the U.S. can prevent violent crime. I dare ya.
Jane Says

New York, NY

#776024 Oct 18, 2012
Lily Boca Raton FL wrote:
<quoted text>
It's single mothers! That's what Mitt said
Mitt and anyone who tells the truth, including Bill Cosby.

on another note, we're being treated to Obama gridlock AGAIN! the barricades are up everwhere for The One to appear on the Daily Show and his other fundraisers tonight.
LRS

Shreveport, LA

#776025 Oct 18, 2012
dem wrote:
<quoted text>
He doesn't set wages.
Simple enough for you?
Or would you like big government to set wages.
Are you gunner?
Your principles seem confused.
Still upset I see. It's been a really long time since you haven't been upset. Been to Mississippi lately? You were clownstomped and made a fool of! Priceless. LMAO pigeon

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