Barack Obama, our next President

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Martin

United States

#790054 Oct 31, 2012
One often-cited research study about the faulty news coverage of Fox News is from the University of Maryland Program on International Policy Attitudes (PIPA) Research Center. Released in October 2003 was a study entitled "Misperceptions, The Media and The Iraq War.

The study was to see the frequency of misperceptions concerning the news coverage on the Iraq War. The questions focused on whether Iraq was involved with the 9/11 terrorist attacks, whether Iraq was supporting al-Qaeda terrorists, whether weapons of mass destruction have been found, and whether world opinion was for or against the U.S. invading Iraq. The reality was that no links between the Iraqi government and al-Qaeda terrorists have ever surfaced and no weapons of mass destruction have been found. In general, world opinion about the U.S. invasion of Iraq is overwhelmingly negative or non-supportive.

The study also noted that "the extent of Americans' misperceptions vary significantly depending on their source of news. Those who receive most of their news from Fox News are more likely than average to have misperceptions."

In one poll, 68% said they believed that Iraq played an instrumental role in 9/11.
Martin

United States

#790055 Oct 31, 2012
bigbamboom wrote:
<quoted text>
what a big, fat liar. Who suppresses free speech on college campuses? Who has to have armed guards to speak at colleges?
Tell us.
Martin

United States

#790056 Oct 31, 2012
badsis wrote:
<quoted text>
Actually, no. We believe in freedom of speech unlike you knuckle draggers. It's the far right that wants to censor everyone and legislate everything that they disagree with.
Yes, the ball was dropped. So lets count, when a Democrat President drops the ball, 4 American people killed. When a Republican President drops the ball 4,486 American people killed. Maybe you should watch who you support before calling out ball dropping, eh?
Yep.

I remember when Republicans were howling against Democrats for "criticizing a president during time of war".

Or in 2004, during the GOP convention in New York, anti-Bush protestors were confined to "free speech zones" which is a clear violation of First Amendment rights.

The cops arrested and threw thousands in jail who chose to exercise legitimate rights of protest outside these concocted "zones".

Since: Jul 11

Location hidden

#790057 Oct 31, 2012
So it's basically the Bible belt of the USA locked into the 1950's with Mitt "Mad Man" Romney's view of the world vs a more 21st century Obama approach which seems to be in sync with everyone elses opinion. That includes climate change, monetary policies and foriegn policy.

A Lowy Institute poll this year found a whopping 80 per cent of Australians want to see Obama returned to the White House for a second four-year term. A paltry 9 per cent would prefer to see Republican challenger Mitt Romney take power. What accounts for this chasm? Particularly given that the race is so tight in the US?

In Europe:
But a BBC World Service poll taken just a few weeks ago suggests those numbers have barely shifted in the last six months. Support for Obama still hovers around 70 per cent; Romney still can't even crack double digits.
Romney is just too conservative, particularly the version of Romney we saw during the Republican primaries, when he was chasing the Tea Party vote.

There's also the fact that for many, the word Republican still reminds us too much of George W Bush's shambolic presidency, which dragged us into two costly, long-running wars. And sullied too by the Tea Party's "cranks and crazies'
Razors Edge

Oak Lawn, IL

#790059 Nov 1, 2012
Bill the Bomber? I hardly knew him,Obama...

The UIC records show that Obama and Ayers attended board meetings, retreats and at least one news conference together as the education program got under way. The two continued to attend meetings together during the 1995-2001 operation of the program, records show.

At a Democratic debate this year when the association between Obama and Ayers was raised, Obama said: "This is a guy who lives in my neighborhood.... He's not somebody who I exchange ideas from on a regular basis." Obama called Ayers' past radical acts detestable.

But critics note that Obama visited Ayers' home for a meeting at the start of his first state Senate bid in the mid-'90s.

The UIC records showed that Ayers was instrumental in securing the $50 million education grant to reform Chicago Public Schools, part of a national initiative funded by the late Ambassador Walter Annenberg.. After Chicago was awarded the money, Obama served as president of the Challenge's board of directors, the fiscal arm that disbursed the grants to schools and raised private matching funds. Ayers participated in a second entity known as the Chicago School Reform Collaborative, the operational arm that worked with the grant recipients.

UIC temporarily closed the Challenge archives this month about the same time it received a request from a National Review magazine reporter to review them. UIC spokesman Mark Rosati said the library restricted access after receiving a call in early August from a "former representative" of the Challenge's board, who raised questions about the university's authority to make the documents public. The archives were reopened Tuesday after the university determined it had the authority to allow public access.

“My Life Is A Shell Game”

Since: May 07

Lapeer, MI

#790060 Nov 1, 2012
bigbamboom wrote:
<quoted text>
liberals don't like hearing the truth..........
They don't like telling it, either..........

“My Life Is A Shell Game”

Since: May 07

Lapeer, MI

#790061 Nov 1, 2012
OzRitz wrote:
<quoted text>
Of course you did, but google "truth about benghazi" and it comes up a whole lot different. Just googling "washington" will give you a gazillion hits, the main stream media let this go weeks ago.
You sound a lot like Liberal MSM. They didn't "let it go", Dood. They buried it. Just like you are trying so desperately to do:)

“My Life Is A Shell Game”

Since: May 07

Lapeer, MI

#790062 Nov 1, 2012
bigbamboom wrote:
<quoted text>
what hole did you crawl out of? You're either the biggest liar on here or the biggest fool, which is it?
Both!

“My Life Is A Shell Game”

Since: May 07

Lapeer, MI

#790063 Nov 1, 2012
Martin wrote:
<quoted text>
This is a classic example of right wing spin.
Europe is not "drowning in socialism" just because you say so. Nor are ALL their voters demanding "free everything".
There is an element of truth in what you say, but you exaggerate. For example, much of Spain's trouble lies in a popped real estate bubble similar to what happened here. However, in support of your argument, a good deal of money was spent on social programs as happened in Greece.
The EU may, indeed, break up. But the cause of it, assuming it happens, will be a handful of countries, not the majority.
This is a classic example of left wing spin.

It's either not happening, not as severe or not as simple or ....

The elephant is standing in the room regardless of all your protestations to the contrary.

“My Life Is A Shell Game”

Since: May 07

Lapeer, MI

#790064 Nov 1, 2012
Martin wrote:
<quoted text>
Well, at least you admit they're partisan.
Care to provide examples of any MSNBC hosts demanding Fox be censored?
Once huge difference between Fox and MSNBC is that MSNBC doesn't dole out huge financial contributions to political candidates.
Here's one example of Fox News Spin:
As the health-care debate was heating up in the summer of 2009, Republican pollster Frank Luntz offered Sean Hannity some advice.
Luntz, who counseled the GOP on how to sell the 1994 Contract With America, told the Fox News host to stop using President Obama’s preferred term for a key provision.
“If you call it a public option, the American people are split,” he explained.“If you call it the government option, the public is overwhelmingly against it.”
“A great point,” Hannity declared.“And from now on, I'm going to call it the government option, because that's what it is.”
On Oct. 27, the day after Senate Democrats introduced a bill with a public insurance option from which states could opt out, Bill Sammon, a Fox News vice president and Washington managing editor, sent the staff a memo. Sammon is a former Washington Times reporter.
“Please use the term ‘government-run health insurance,’ or, when brevity is a concern,‘government option,’ whenever possible,” the memo said.
Hey! Can you give us a list of excuses for Chris Mathews and his groveling and asskissing for the Boy Messiah?

You seem to be good at this humor thingee and I like to laugh at Liberals. Please, go for it. See what you can do, OK?

Thanx.

“My Life Is A Shell Game”

Since: May 07

Lapeer, MI

#790065 Nov 1, 2012
Martin wrote:
<quoted text>
Did you vote for Bush in 2004?
Bush Bashing! Do you also play with the Hoola-Hoop? Are you into Bra-Burning?

Hee, Hee.

“My Life Is A Shell Game”

Since: May 07

Lapeer, MI

#790066 Nov 1, 2012
OzRitz wrote:
So it's basically the Bible belt of the USA locked into the 1950's with Mitt "Mad Man" Romney's view of the world vs a more 21st century Obama approach which seems to be in sync with everyone elses opinion. That includes climate change, monetary policies and foriegn policy.
A Lowy Institute poll this year found a whopping 80 per cent of Australians want to see Obama returned to the White House for a second four-year term. A paltry 9 per cent would prefer to see Republican challenger Mitt Romney take power. What accounts for this chasm? Particularly given that the race is so tight in the US?
In Europe:
But a BBC World Service poll taken just a few weeks ago suggests those numbers have barely shifted in the last six months. Support for Obama still hovers around 70 per cent; Romney still can't even crack double digits.
Romney is just too conservative, particularly the version of Romney we saw during the Republican primaries, when he was chasing the Tea Party vote.
There's also the fact that for many, the word Republican still reminds us too much of George W Bush's shambolic presidency, which dragged us into two costly, long-running wars. And sullied too by the Tea Party's "cranks and crazies'
Still cryin' about what the wise Europeans think of us, eh?

If you're so damned worried about this image thingee then why don't you just stop embarrassing yourself with this Liberal self-flagellation tripe?
sonicfilter

Indianapolis, IN

#790067 Nov 1, 2012
Hannity Floats Concern That Election Might Be Stolen

http://mediamatters.org/video/2012/11/01/hann...

I don't need Nate Silver to tell me what that means.

Sorry Mitt.
PDUPONT

Chicopee, MA

#790068 Nov 1, 2012
Grampy wrote:
<quoted text>
They needed to be re-washed because a crew of Obama's homeless slackers washed them poorly earlier. They were spotted with caked up crud. Typical lax slacker work ethic. Half-assed job, just like Obama's one-term presidency.
First off Grampy it's not the homeless that wash the dishes, it's volunteer staff. Soup kitchens like any establishment that serves food are subject to strict rules as to hygiene and cleanliness.
That being said, it would appear that there were some dirty dishes left after all at the request of Ryan's staff.
The Vinidicator, in Youngstown, reports that according to Juanita Sherba, the coordinator who gave Ryan permission to come to the soup kitchen, Ryan did wash dirty dishes while he was there. The newspaper reports that Ryan's staff asked volunteers "to leave some pots and pans unwashed so the VP nominee and his family could do something when he arrived."
"We had to save dishes," she said. "We would have gone home by the time he arrived. We didn't need him to do the dishes. It was getting late, and I said that we were closing in five minutes. I waited longer than that, and he finally arrived."
Sherba expressed regret that she had allowed the visit to take place.
"It was the phoniest piece of baloney I've ever been associated with," she said. "In hindsight, I would have never let him in the door."
So Ryan kept these selfless volunteers from going home to their homes and families so he could tout himself as some kind of compassionate individual.
Just because you're homeless doesn't mean you're a slacker nitwit, a large number of homeless are veterans. Most of the homeless are in fact the working poor who go to work every day but don't make enough to afford rent.
You're an ignorant POS Grampy and a complete idiot.

Since: Jul 11

Location hidden

#790069 Nov 1, 2012
shinningelectr0n wrote:
<quoted text>
Still cryin' about what the wise Europeans think of us, eh?
If you're so damned worried about this image thingee then why don't you just stop embarrassing yourself with this Liberal self-flagellation tripe?
No I don't give a damn about what the Europeans think, but in such a connected world these days it doesn't hurt to have more friends than enemies. With Obama its a united opinion, with Romney its a whole lot different. In otherwords some of you right wing over the top policies is no different than the world view of Iran and its quest for nukes against the opinion of everyone around them.
LooTER SHooTER

United States

#790070 Nov 1, 2012
Did you hear the CROWbama in Newyork? Ah ah ah ummm ahh ahh We dont leave anyone behind....yeah rite! What did that chicken shit president do to our boys in Bengazi? Obama is a two faced piece of SHIT ! Nothing but LIES SPEW OUT OF THOSE PURPLE LIPS AND BLUE GUMS OF HIS !
PDUPONT

Chicopee, MA

#790071 Nov 1, 2012
DBWriter wrote:
<quoted text>
Maybe that 2 billion dollar line of credit Obama gave to the national oil company of Brasil, Petrobras, so they can buy up oil reserves in the Gulf of Mexico can be transferred to the Federal Flood Insurance Program.
Petrobras is one of the most successful and largest oil companies in the world. They don't need the 2 billion dollars Obama gave them.
That would give the Federal Flood Insurance Program 5 billion dollars.
What is Obama waiting for?
Can't let a good lie go to waste can you DB? It wasn't Obama who approved the loan but the Export Import Bank whose directors were appointed by George W Bush. The purpose of the loan was so that Petrobras would purchase US made equipment and services.
You're an idiot DB.
Grampy

South Windsor, CT

#790072 Nov 1, 2012
PDUPONT wrote:
<quoted text>
First off Grampy it's not the homeless that wash the dishes, it's volunteer staff. Soup kitchens like any establishment that serves food are subject to strict rules as to hygiene and cleanliness.
That being said, it would appear that there were some dirty dishes left after all at the request of Ryan's staff.
The Vinidicator, in Youngstown, reports that according to Juanita Sherba, the coordinator who gave Ryan permission to come to the soup kitchen, Ryan did wash dirty dishes while he was there. The newspaper reports that Ryan's staff asked volunteers "to leave some pots and pans unwashed so the VP nominee and his family could do something when he arrived."
"We had to save dishes," she said. "We would have gone home by the time he arrived. We didn't need him to do the dishes. It was getting late, and I said that we were closing in five minutes. I waited longer than that, and he finally arrived."
Sherba expressed regret that she had allowed the visit to take place.
"It was the phoniest piece of baloney I've ever been associated with," she said. "In hindsight, I would have never let him in the door."
So Ryan kept these selfless volunteers from going home to their homes and families so he could tout himself as some kind of compassionate individual.
Just because you're homeless doesn't mean you're a slacker nitwit, a large number of homeless are veterans. Most of the homeless are in fact the working poor who go to work every day but don't make enough to afford rent.
You're an ignorant POS Grampy and a complete idiot.
You state: "Soup kitchens like any establishment that serves food are subject to strict rules as to hygiene and cleanliness." So you admit that most of their clients (homeless slobs)are too filthy and decrepit to share in the volunteer duties.

CT's homeless are mostly filthy diseased drunks, perverts, and drug addled petty thieves. The drunks spend their days outside of liquor stores begging for money. The perverts spend their days surfing porn sites on public library computers. The druggies spend their days breaking into cars stealing GPS units, laptops, cell phones, and anything else they can fence to feed their habits.
Waxman

Windsor, CT

#790073 Nov 1, 2012
PDUPONT wrote:
<quoted text>
First off Grampy it's not the homeless that wash the dishes, it's volunteer staff. Soup kitchens like any establishment that serves food are subject to strict rules as to hygiene and cleanliness.
That being said, it would appear that there were some dirty dishes left after all at the request of Ryan's staff.
The Vinidicator, in Youngstown, reports that according to Juanita Sherba, the coordinator who gave Ryan permission to come to the soup kitchen, Ryan did wash dirty dishes while he was there. The newspaper reports that Ryan's staff asked volunteers "to leave some pots and pans unwashed so the VP nominee and his family could do something when he arrived."
"We had to save dishes," she said. "We would have gone home by the time he arrived. We didn't need him to do the dishes. It was getting late, and I said that we were closing in five minutes. I waited longer than that, and he finally arrived."
Sherba expressed regret that she had allowed the visit to take place.
"It was the phoniest piece of baloney I've ever been associated with," she said. "In hindsight, I would have never let him in the door."
So Ryan kept these selfless volunteers from going home to their homes and families so he could tout himself as some kind of compassionate individual.
Just because you're homeless doesn't mean you're a slacker nitwit, a large number of homeless are veterans. Most of the homeless are in fact the working poor who go to work every day but don't make enough to afford rent.
You're an ignorant POS Grampy and a complete idiot.
Mush Brain:

You posted garbage from your fellow Yahoo Brian Montopoli of CBS "News".

Baaawwwahhhhh!!!!!!

You forgot to post items from Pravda, Boris.
Grampy

South Windsor, CT

#790074 Nov 1, 2012
Obama plays a cruel joke on CT's dylexic stuttering fool of a Governor.

Yesterday CT's Governor, Dumb Danny Malloy, spoke by phone with President Obama and told him CT needed a big wall to keep the waters of Long Island Sound from destroying waterfront property.

So today Obama is granting Malloy's request for a big dike. He's sending Janet Napolitano to CT.

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