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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Since: Dec 10

Spring, TX

#784569 Oct 26, 2012
I think there should be a Mulatto History Month.
Here's an interesting fact of history:

THE YELLOW ROSE OF TEXAS

The Yellow Rose of Texas is fancifully famous for bedazzling Santa Anna out of his fancy pants at the Battle of San Jacinto on April 21, 1836.

Increasing evidence suggests the story may be true.

On San Jacinto Day, her believers in Texas saloons will lift their glasses to the star of the battle’s sideshow – a mixed-race woman named “Emily” who distracted the tyrant in his tent while Gen. Sam Houston’s grim-eyed skirmishers advanced on the Mexican camp.

Hollering “Remember the Alamo,” the avengers charged across the breastworks, stampeding the nodding Mexicans. The outnumbered Texans, at the cost of nine lives, killed more than 600 soldados and overran the rest.

More than a century after the battle that won Texas independence, pop historians learned about Emily from a long buried footnote and divined that she was a gorgeous seductress.

The story escaped historians for more than a century. In 1956 the University of Oklahoma Press published an account of Texas and its independence written by an English scientist named William Bollaert, sort of a precursor to Michael Palin and Rick Steeves. In his 1842 essay, Bollaert had a footnote on how Houston’s group emerged victorious at San Jacinto, over a much more powerful army:

“The battle of San Jacinto was probably lost to the Mexicans, owing to the influence of a Mulatta Girl (Emily) belonging to Col. Morgan who was closeted in the Tent with G’l Santana, at the time the cry was made ‘the Enemy! They come! They come!’ & detained Santana so long, that order could not be restored readily again.”

Adding to the titillating properties of the story, the song,“The Yellow Rose of Texas” had been rescued from archives about a decade before, and rose to great popularity in the 1950s. Emily, the woman who detained Santa Anna and handed Houston’s forces a battlefield victory, was said to be that “yellow rose.”

Biffle’s column offers details of the work to confirm or refute the story. As it stands, most evidence lends great credence to the story. Today the story is generally accepted by historians, details continue to surface corroborating the key points, and Emily West is celebrated on San Jacinto Day and in museums across Texas.

Does anyone know of another mulatto who achieved prominence in the United States?

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Jane Says

New York, NY

#784570 Oct 26, 2012
Florida wrote:
<quoted text>Barrack Hussein Obama's Sealed Medical, College Transcripts, Indonesia Grade School, and College Records do include a type of Birth Certificate Record or Affirmative Action and are "MOST" relevant proving the outsourced, Kenyan obama usurper to the office of President...
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The cost of an outsourced Barack Hussein Obama not releasing his hidden records and college transcripts are very clear. Therefore an usurper obama has calculated there are higher costs releasing any of his sealed records, destroying his career....
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It's the culture...
i'm guessing it was some sort of affirmative action label or he got college $$ by claiming to be from indonesia.

'Presumptive Republican nominee Mitt Romney also hasn’t released the transcripts of his college years at Brigham Young University, or his four years at Harvard University where he earned a combined law degree and an MBA.

A Romney campaign spokeswoman didn’t respond to a request on whether Mr. Romney intends to release his college records.

But it is known that Mr. Romney graduated cum laude from the law school in 1975, and was named a Baker Scholar for graduating in the top 5 percent of his business school class.(Unlike Mr. Obama, the former Massachusetts governor also has not released his 2011 tax returns but said he will do so before the November election.)

Another stonewaller in recent presidential politics was Sen. John F. Kerry of Massachusetts, the Democratic nominee in 2004, who refused to release his college transcripts during the campaign against President George W. Bush.

The Democrat finally relented in 2005, six months after he lost the election, revealing that he had received four D’s in his freshman year, including a political science course. It also turned out that his grade-point average at Yale University in the 1960s was nearly IDENTICAL TO Mr. BUSH'S, despite the MEDIA'S PORTRAYAL during the campaign of Mr. Kerry as the more intellectual candidate and the common image of Mr. Bush as DUMB.

The years-long secrecy about Mr. Obama’s college records has led to accusations that he is trying to hide something — for example, grades that might have justified neither his transfer to Columbia University in 1981 from Occidental College, a small school in Los Angeles where he was on a scholarship, nor his acceptance into Harvard Law School in 1988. Mr. Obama graduated magna cum laude from Harvard Law School in 1991.

Donald Trump opined without proof four years ago that Mr. Obama benefited from affirmative action, prompting accusations of racism against Mr. Trump.

A story even circulated that Mr. Obama came to the U.S. from Indonesia to study on a Fulbright scholarship under the name “Barry Soetoro”— the last name of his stepfather — although Politifact and FactCheck.org have both debunked that claim (HMMM...how did that get debunked without records?)

Read more: Obama ducks calls to release his collegiate transcripts - Washington Times http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2012/may/...
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Homer

Bethlehem, PA

#784571 Oct 26, 2012
Dear President Obama,

Do not release your college transcripts to appease a bunch of morons. Homer will double Trumps offer if you do not. Don't give in like the birth certificate.

Sincerely,

Homer

Hey Peppy you got 10 millions you can loan me?

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Jane Says

New York, NY

#784572 Oct 26, 2012
Florida wrote:
<quoted text>Zepperz hijacked your name and made a complete idiot of herself...
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It's the culture...
the vulgarity was similar to just about every one of dem's posts.

our culture has been hijacked and the war on women started with hollywood violence, their encouragement of single parenthood, promoting the victim mentality rather than the protestant work ethic, and the sexualization of our children before they even hit puberty.

adultary, cheating, violence, the demise of the two parent household and a mind-set that honor, personal responsibility, patriotism and love of God and country show an intellectual weakness---all on the liberal/progressive agenda. all now part of everyday life in America.

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Homer

Bethlehem, PA

#784573 Oct 26, 2012
DBWriter wrote:
I think there should be a Mulatto History Month.
Here's an interesting fact of history:
THE YELLOW ROSE OF TEXAS
The Yellow Rose of Texas is fancifully famous for bedazzling Santa Anna out of his fancy pants at the Battle of San Jacinto on April 21, 1836.
Increasing evidence suggests the story may be true.
On San Jacinto Day, her believers in Texas saloons will lift their glasses to the star of the battle’s sideshow – a mixed-race woman named “Emily” who distracted the tyrant in his tent while Gen. Sam Houston’s grim-eyed skirmishers advanced on the Mexican camp.
Hollering “Remember the Alamo,” the avengers charged across the breastworks, stampeding the nodding Mexicans. The outnumbered Texans, at the cost of nine lives, killed more than 600 soldados and overran the rest.
More than a century after the battle that won Texas independence, pop historians learned about Emily from a long buried footnote and divined that she was a gorgeous seductress.
The story escaped historians for more than a century. In 1956 the University of Oklahoma Press published an account of Texas and its independence written by an English scientist named William Bollaert, sort of a precursor to Michael Palin and Rick Steeves. In his 1842 essay, Bollaert had a footnote on how Houston’s group emerged victorious at San Jacinto, over a much more powerful army:
“The battle of San Jacinto was probably lost to the Mexicans, owing to the influence of a Mulatta Girl (Emily) belonging to Col. Morgan who was closeted in the Tent with G’l Santana, at the time the cry was made ‘the Enemy! They come! They come!’ & detained Santana so long, that order could not be restored readily again.”
Adding to the titillating properties of the story, the song,“The Yellow Rose of Texas” had been rescued from archives about a decade before, and rose to great popularity in the 1950s. Emily, the woman who detained Santa Anna and handed Houston’s forces a battlefield victory, was said to be that “yellow rose.”
Biffle’s column offers details of the work to confirm or refute the story. As it stands, most evidence lends great credence to the story. Today the story is generally accepted by historians, details continue to surface corroborating the key points, and Emily West is celebrated on San Jacinto Day and in museums across Texas.
Does anyone know of another mulatto who achieved prominence in the United States?
Frederick Douglass.

Now answer my questions:

Do you believe that man has landed on the moon?

Are you also a member of the Flat Earth Society?

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Jane Says

New York, NY

#784574 Oct 26, 2012
Homer wrote:
<quoted text>It's garbage legislation, no compromise, our way or the highway, that is no way to govern. Let it sit there and rot.
"our way or the highway, that is no way to govern."

exactly, that is why I'm voting for Romney and not the current Great-Divider-in-Chief who shows up to work once in a while.

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Jane Says

New York, NY

#784575 Oct 26, 2012
Homer wrote:
Dear President Obama,
Do not release your college transcripts to appease a bunch of morons. Homer will double Trumps offer if you do not. Don't give in like the birth certificate.
Sincerely,
Homer
Hey Peppy you got 10 millions you can loan me?
you'd better send him your social security number, the one he's using has too many others who will also collect on it.

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Homer

Bethlehem, PA

#784576 Oct 26, 2012
Sheesh, Romney surges in the polls and the stock market takes a dump. Fortunately he is slipping back and the market is starting to right itself again.

Very foretelling of the future if Romney were to win.

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Nobama

Allentown, PA

#784577 Oct 26, 2012
Homer wrote:
<quoted text>It's garbage legislation, no compromise, our way or the highway, that is no way to govern. Let it sit there and rot.
name one thing that Obama has ever compromised on.....

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Morons4Mitt

Russellville, KY

#784579 Oct 26, 2012
August 22nd, 2012
On Friday, ExxonMobil Corporation (NYSE: XOM) and Qatar Petroleum International submitted an application to the Department of Energy and the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission for a permit to export liquefied natural gas (LNG).

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You Repubs just have NO clue. These RICH bastards that control our resources are selling out America. Natural Gas was suppose to replace oil. NOW LOOK!!!! Exxon is wanting to ship it to China JUST like they do US oil produced. It's not the DEMS or REPUBS that are destroying America, it's these super rich CEOs that are doing it everyday.
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Our US oil IMPORTS are at a 20 year LOW.
Our US oil EXPORTS are at a 70 year HIGH.

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Nobama

Allentown, PA

#784580 Oct 26, 2012
Homer wrote:
<quoted text>Frederick Douglass.
Now answer my questions:
Do you believe that man has landed on the moon?
Are you also a member of the Flat Earth Society?
Santa Ana was like Obama...overconfident and asleep at the switch...the only difference between the two is that Santa Anna preferred women....

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Jimmy

Newington, CT

#784581 Oct 26, 2012
ChromiuMan wrote:
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So the Romney strategy is mass hypnosis. Finally, you post something makes sense.
Too bad you still don't.

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Since: May 11

Newville, PA

#784582 Oct 26, 2012
Nobama wrote:
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name one thing that Obama has ever compromised on.....
The ACA. He gave up the public option. We went with the mandae

How did you get to be so uninformed.

Hellooooooooooo, are there any right whiners that actually have a freakin clue????
dim

Somerville, MA

#784584 Oct 26, 2012
NYC and the far left don't allow guns in NYC, but guess what?

Another Democrat goes off the deep end.

Stupid liberals will call for more gun control, even though this was a knife.

Marina Krim returned to her West 75th Street home at about 5:30 p.m. Thursday with her third child after nanny Yoselyn Ortega, 50, failed to meet her for swimming lessons with Krim’s two other children, Leo, 2, and Lucia, 6. When she arrived, the children were already dead in a bathtub and Ortega lay injured nearby with apparently self-inflicted stab wounds, according to police.

Read more: http://www.foxnews.com/us/2012/10/26/mother-t...

“Gobble, gobble”

Since: Oct 12

Cuckoo's Nest, PA

#784585 Oct 26, 2012
RealDave wrote:
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The ACA. He gave up the public option. We went with the mandae
How did you get to be so uninformed.
Hellooooooooooo, are there any right whiners that actually have a freakin clue????
DUH! Me Dumb Dave.

Me two tupid to komprhend me musiah do not comwimise.

to, me akuse oders uf not hafin a frekin clue.

Me Dumb Dave!

Where my Obamafone? Kant find it...
Homer

Bethlehem, PA

#784586 Oct 26, 2012
RealDave wrote:
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The ACA. He gave up the public option. We went with the mandae
How did you get to be so uninformed.
Hellooooooooooo, are there any right whiners that actually have a freakin clue????
And the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act, it initially was supposed to be more which would have greatly benefitted the American people.

Plus he compromised on extending the Bush tax cuts for the rich as the Republicans were holding the American people hsotage with regards to unemployment benefits.
Florida

Tampa, FL

#784587 Oct 26, 2012
RealDave wrote:
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The ACA. He gave up the public option. We went with the mandae
How did you get to be so uninformed.
Hellooooooooooo, are there any right whiners that actually have a freakin clue????
There will be NO home runs or grand slam on the economy or jobs in the final inning of obama's play selling out America lady......
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What is obama and RealDave hiding?
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It's the culture...
fred

Milford, CT

#784588 Oct 26, 2012
RealDave wrote:
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The ACA. He gave up the public option. We went with the mandae
How did you get to be so uninformed.
Hellooooooooooo, are there any right whiners that actually have a freakin clue????
America catches up to fred and realizes the Kenyan and the greedy diva First Wookie lived like billionaires while America suffered.

Spending on White House dinners soars under Obama
October 25, 2012

President Obama has spent far more lavishly on White House state dinners than previous chief executives, including nearly $1 million on a 2010 dinner for Mexico's president, according to documents obtained by The Washington Examiner.

A knowledgeable government official who made the documents available to The Examiner said the extravagant spending seemed unfair with so many Americans out of work.

"It just kind of takes your breath away to see the expenditure of money that has occurred since 2009," the official said.
WALTERS

Gary Walters, who ran presidential household operations for 21 years during Democratic and Republican administrations, before retiring in 2007, told The Examiner the costs reflected in the documents were "excessive. They are high."

“Constitutionalis t”

Since: Dec 10

Spring, TX

#784589 Oct 26, 2012
Homer wrote:
<quoted text>Frederick Douglass.
Now answer my questions:
Do you believe that man has landed on the moon?
Are you also a member of the Flat Earth Society?
Frederick Douglass. Very good, class.
Can you think of another mulatto that achieved prominence in the United States?

Yes. I am a realist.
No. I am a geologist.

Can you think of another mulatto that achieved prominence in the United States?

“See how you are?”

Since: Jul 12

Earth

#784590 Oct 26, 2012
DBWriter wrote:
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You forgot to put content into your post. Here's how it works: First, you select statement(s) that you disagree with and tell us why you disagree.
To avoid looking like an ignorant dupe, search "GM bailout Delphi pension" and actually learn some facts, then tell us what you learned.
For your convenient reference, I'll give you the post again:
Detroit did go bankrupt, you idiot... except for Ford.
You idiots never mention how the non-union retirees from Delphi had to give up their If I'm going to pay for the union pension plan, why didn't Obama also make me pay for It should be overwhelmingly Obama intends to take away from more than just the people he subjectively calls "rich". Looks like he's going to starve everyone who didn't join a union. Typical union thug, Obama is.
Every state that goes right-to-work takes a billion dollars a year away from the union thugs.
You are trying to divert from the fact that through Elliott's thuggish corporate raiding and extortion the Romneys and others profiteered million$ at the expense of the auto industry, its workers and the taxpayers.

THAT is how it works.

The Pension Benefit Guaranty Corp. is independent from the Treasury. According to Rep. David Camp "Thus far, and on the basis of documents produced both by Treasury and third parties, my investigation has found that the PBGC advocated that GM take over both the Delphi hourly and salaried pension plans," Ultimately, it was GM that put money into top up and union pensions.

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