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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carol

Orlando, FL

#808283 Nov 19, 2012
Homer wrote:
<quoted text>Why a rib? It doesn't make any sense. And who's to say how long a day is? Who defined a day as 24 hours? Says he created everything in 6 days, well maybe that was billions of years and on the 7th day he rested, well maybe he's still resting, it would explain all the wars, violence, pestilence, disease, Gunner, natural disasters, etc. the last couple thousand years.
Glad you brought that up. The scriptures tell us a day is like a thousand years in the eyes of God.

"But do not forget this one thing, dear friends: With the Lord a day is like a thousand years, and a thousand years are like a day. The Lord is not slow in keeping his promise, as some understand slowness."

(Both references can be found in 2 Peter and Psalms.)

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Homer

Bethlehem, PA

#808284 Nov 19, 2012
carol wrote:
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It does kind of work out, doesn't it? The way men and women balance and compliment each other, I mean?
Guess it's possible women could have cut down trees and built their own homes or figured out how to build an engine - and men could have knitted, made their own clotes and cooked and cleaned.
But, historically, each have had their own God-given roles and talents.
Of course, a lot of men do women's work now compared to olden times. Not too many women are lumberjacks and construction workers.
'Not too many women are lumberjacks and construction workers.' Clearly you've never been to Pennsylvannia.

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“It's always darkest 'fore dawn”

Since: Jul 08

Who's dawn?

#808285 Nov 19, 2012
carol wrote:
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It does kind of work out, doesn't it? The way men and women balance and compliment each other, I mean?
Guess it's possible women could have cut down trees and built their own homes or figured out how to build an engine - and men could have knitted, made their own clotes and cooked and cleaned.
But, historically, each have had their own God-given roles and talents.
Of course, a lot of men do women's work now compared to olden times. Not too many women are lumberjacks and construction workers.
That would be complement, not compliment, unless you're into flattering...you might, having already completed him with the green card.

If you think women aren't capable of building houses or engines you're "clotes" probably don't drape well either and you're one wasted rib.

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carol

Orlando, FL

#808286 Nov 19, 2012
Homer wrote:
<quoted text>Yeah, Republicans wished the 1950's never ended.
Considering we started going downhill in the 1960s...when progressive secularism replaced traditional values...

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Homer

Bethlehem, PA

#808287 Nov 19, 2012
sonicfilter wrote:
Limbaugh Suggests Obama Purposely "Wreck[ed] The Economy" So He Could Play "Santa Claus" With Government Benefits
http://mediamatters.org/video/2012/11/19/limb...
Republicans abandoning Romney over 'gifts' remark
Former presidential candidate Newt Gingrich, who made several memorable comments of his own on the campaign trail, deemed Romney’s remark “nuts.”
“I think it’s nuts. I mean, first of all, it’s insulting. The job of a political leader in part is to understand the people,” he said on ABC’s “This Week.”“If we can’t offer a better future that is believable to more people, we’re not going to win.”
And South Carolina Sen. Lindsey Graham, on NBC’s “Meet the Press,” tied Romney’s remarks to a Republican “death spiral.”
http://www.latimes.com/news/politics/la-pn-re...
See instead of a death spiral what they need is a Death Star like in Star Wars, then they could effectively rule their empire, plus it'd be pretty cool science fictionally speaking of course.

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carol

Orlando, FL

#808288 Nov 19, 2012
leosnana wrote:
<quoted text>That would be complement, not compliment, unless you're into flattering...you might, having already completed him with the green card.
If you think women aren't capable of building houses or engines you're "clotes" probably don't drape well either and you're one wasted rib.
That's true. Thank you.

Didn't say they weren't capable. Just not too many do.

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Homer

Bethlehem, PA

#808289 Nov 19, 2012
John Galt wrote:
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Barack Obama is the President, which means that he is responsible for executing the laws passed by Congress.
Barack Obama is not King, Emperor, Dictator, Potentate, or even Prime Minister.
Did I say he was King, Emperor, Dictator, Potentate, or even Prime Minister? The only people saying that are rightwing morons and Fox News.

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Since: Jul 08

Who's dawn?

#808290 Nov 19, 2012
carol wrote:
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Progressive secularists are those who are intolerant of anyone and anything that doesn't fall into their politically correct version of insanity.
Or something to that effect.
In other words, YOU? Oh, wait, I forgot you guys don't claim political correctness--you're political about everything and correct on nothing.

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sonicfilter

Indianapolis, IN

#808291 Nov 19, 2012
Homer wrote:
<quoted text>Yeah, Republicans wished the 1950's never ended.
The headline.....

The Twinkie Manifesto

....the demise of Hostess has unleashed a wave of baby boomer nostalgia for a seemingly more innocent time.

http://www.nytimes.com/2012/11/19/opinion/kru...

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carol

Orlando, FL

#808292 Nov 19, 2012
Homer wrote:
<quoted text>'Not too many women are lumberjacks and construction workers.' Clearly you've never been to Pennsylvannia.
Guess I'm talking more about ratios.

Not too many compared to all women.

Tough women up there, huh?

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Homer

Bethlehem, PA

#808293 Nov 19, 2012
carol wrote:
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Considering we started going downhill in the 1960s...when progressive secularism replaced traditional values...
Carol, you have a very narrow view of things. Mankind has had these ups and downs for thousands of years, beside Homer blames the 1980's when Reagan perpetuated, fueled and nurtued the global takeover by the corporations.

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John Galt

Temecula, CA

#808294 Nov 19, 2012
Homer wrote:
<quoted text>They will strike a deal because both cutting spending and raising taxes at this point would be bad for the economy. Nobody wants to hurt the economy, well maybe the Republicans up for re-election in the next election.
Ideally in better economic times I think they should cut spending across the board, including PBS, the arts and including the military - meaning more of a reduced presence around the world not necessarily arms/new technology because reducing spending there will also have a negative effect on the economy, and basically just putting an end to the Bush tax cuts. We have to pay for these unfunded wars.
Explain to me how we can cut taxes and go to war?
Any "deal" will mean maintaining the status quo, with the possible exception of raising taxes on the wealthy, a meaningless gesture. Clearly, the status quo is not working.

You say that the wars are unfunded, but the reality is that all government spending is partially "unfunded." It is unrealistic to say that some government operations are fully funded and others are unfunded.

The issue in government finance is revenue generation, regardless of tax rates. With current anemic economic growth, it is impossible to generate enough revenue to cover expenses.

The government is currently spending twice as much as it takes in through taxes. What is your solution?

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Realtime

Deltona, FL

#808295 Nov 19, 2012
Homer wrote:
<quoted text>Why a rib? It doesn't make any sense. And who's to say how long a day is? Who defined a day as 24 hours? Says he created everything in 6 days, well maybe that was billions of years and on the 7th day he rested, well maybe he's still resting, it would explain all the wars, violence, pestilence, disease, Gunner, natural disasters, etc. the last couple thousand years.
Whoa, that's the first time I've seen pestilence spelled correctly on this thread, nice going on that.

And__word on the street is that Hostess and the so called bakers union are going to have another shot at saving the company. Translation__Silver Point Holdings facing no loaf has decided that half a loaf might make sense.

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Homer

Bethlehem, PA

#808296 Nov 19, 2012
carol wrote:
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Glad you brought that up. The scriptures tell us a day is like a thousand years in the eyes of God.
"But do not forget this one thing, dear friends: With the Lord a day is like a thousand years, and a thousand years are like a day. The Lord is not slow in keeping his promise, as some understand slowness."
(Both references can be found in 2 Peter and Psalms.)
I said billions, I think if the scriptures were written today the wording would be billions, I don't think they could grasp a concept beyond thousands back then.

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Since: Nov 10

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#808297 Nov 19, 2012
OBAMIES ZOMBIES wrote:
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Excuse me, but change your name to "STUPIDICAL", OK? You're president said in "we're no longer Christian nation" or "America is arrogant country" and other crap in his CAIRO SPEECH 2009...He bow to Saudi King and disrespected his country ...your president divided this country and everyone around your president: Saul Alinsky, Frank Marshall Davis, Bill Ayers, Louis Farrakhan (nation of Islam) Rev. Jeremiah Right...("God bless America, no no no God damn America) Obama listen to him for 20 yrs. Those people are, your president's personal friends and mentors...all America haters. Your president like views of Karl Marks, and re-distribution which is Socialist ...that's who your president really is...
I left Socialist country and I love America. You, in the other hand, are very ignorant and clueless poor excuse for a American ...SHAME ON YOU!
"FUNDAMENTALLY WE ARE GOING TO TRANSFORM AMERICA"...
WELCOME TO OBAMA'S SOCIALIST AMERICA!
um....ok....what you said if i ever figure it out...better yet just move along...nothing here to see...just keep movin folks
John Galt

Temecula, CA

#808298 Nov 19, 2012
Homer wrote:
<quoted text>So what exactly does John 'Nobama' Galt suggest?
Galt suggests that economic growth is the only solution. Most agree with that, but disagree about how economic growth is achieved. A few think that ever higher taxation is the solution. That includes Obama and the Democrat Party.

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sonicfilter

Indianapolis, IN

#808299 Nov 19, 2012
carol wrote:
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Considering we started going downhill in the 1960s...when progressive secularism replaced traditional values...
1964. When MLK outed the radical right.

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John Galt

Temecula, CA

#808300 Nov 19, 2012
RealDave wrote:
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Republicans should like that since since they have done nothing for the economy since January of 2001.
Galt does not waste time responding to fools who have nothing to say.

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carol

Orlando, FL

#808301 Nov 19, 2012
Hey Homer, here's a picture of the "eye of a needle" in Biblical times to which you used to refer.

http://media.beta.photobucket.com/user/Underg... [term]=the%20eye%20of%20a%20ne edle&filters[primary]=imag es&filters[secondary]=vide os&sort=1&o=10

It would be hard for a loaded up camel to get through it but not impossible.

“wake up”

Since: Jan 10

utica ny

#808302 Nov 19, 2012
John Galt wrote:
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Margaret Sanger was an advocate for birth control, but was opposed to abortion.
mararget sanger was the founder of the largest network of abortion clinics in the world,though she started with birth control and sterelization to control population and breed out undesired races .

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