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 ... Full Story

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#809400 Nov 21, 2012
Sister Kathryn Lust wrote:
<quoted text>Some folks aren't as picky as we are, Tenzing.:)
Mine is a brick oven, and we burn cherry wood, mostly. Some walnut. I bake pizza at roughly 500 - 600 degrees. I've got a decent-sized kitchen, but it's not huge or anything.
If you're interested, there's a company in California which makes really cool ones for home use, and they're not all that big.
http://www.fornobravo.com/
Also, if you have a barbecue grill, you can make great pizza in that, with no additional investment. The learning curve is pretty fast, if you're willing to burn a couple frozen ones before you get it right...thaw them and oil the crust first, though. You just have to watch it closely.
Delicious.
:)
Holy crap! I got a quote for a modest sized one for $2500. That's a lot for something you may not use all that often. I think I'll look at building one for my daughter. You said your husband built his, any particular pitfalls to take into consideration. You know, the "Aw shoot! Shoulda thought of that!" kind?

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#809401 Nov 21, 2012
RealDave wrote:
<quoted text>
http://edition.cnn.com/2012/10/10/world/libya...
Here are White House statements concerning Benghazi.
They do not rule out a planned attack but rather say that there no proof yet to state it.
The intel community put out the talking points on this.
How many times do you f*cking bozos want to embarrass yourselves.
When is the 'real proof' going to come out, Davey Boie? After Barack Hussein Obama and low level Susan Rice are impeached and convicted for lying? Yes Yeahoo, she lied with a straight face.. How long has it been? About 20 news cycles? Still nothing...They are hoping like hell the MSM won't mention it, and cover their collective behinds?? Whata Country....

“I'm here with bells on.”

Since: Jul 12

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#809402 Nov 21, 2012
RUSH10ME wrote:
<quoted text>Post of the day!!
Doubtful, but thanks.

:)

Since: May 11

Loysville, PA

#809403 Nov 21, 2012
sage won wrote:
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Dumbass, the 100% democrat authored mortgage give away and the resultant housing bubble caused our present recession, you douches own it 100%.
The leftist Washington Post, ur full of crap.
WHAT A SURPRISE BO is a lying SOS:
Obama's claim that the Bush tax cuts helped cause the economic ...
www.washingtonpost.com/.../fact...bush-tax-cu ......
Oct 1, 2012 – FACT CHECKER | It's time for Obama to retire the talking point that Bush tax cuts and deregulation caused the 2008 economic crisis.
"The Facts
We should stipulate at the outset that Romney adamantly rejects the idea that he has proposed more tax cuts for the wealthy. His plan would cut tax rates, but also eliminate tax deductions, which he says would make the plan revenue neutral. But no one has proven that his numbers add up, and the respected nonpartisan Tax Policy Center concluded that the available details on the Romney plan suggest taxes would decrease for the wealthy but rise for the middle class.
Romney has advocated repealing the Dodd-Frank financial regulation bill. As for the role of deregulation in the crisis, there certainly has been news reporting showing that the Bush administration generally took a hands- off approach to regulating financial institutions.
But others would note the irony of Clinton citing the perils of deregulation under Bush because he also is culpable. Clinton signed into law a repeal of the Glass-Steagall law that separated commercial and investment banks — a policy shift that some have said also played a role in the economic crisis. Moreover, Clinton also signed into law the Commodity Futures Modernization Act, which essentially removed derivatives contracts from regulatory oversight. By many accounts, derivatives, such as the credit default swap, were at the heart of the financial crisis.
Indeed, Clinton has admitted that he was given wrong advice about the need to regulate derivatives contracts.“I think they were wrong, and I think I was wrong to take” their advice, Clinton said of his economic advisers.
The Dodd-Frank bill tightened regulations on derivatives contracts, thus reversing the decision that Clinton — not Bush — had made.
While one can argue whether deregulation under Clinton or Bush played a bigger role in the financial crisis, the notion that the Bush tax cuts “led” to the 2008 crisis is especially puzzling. "
Wise up, dummies.
in early 2001. the CBO predicted that by 2012 we would have amassed a 5.6 trillion surplus.

In going through as to what changed this, the Bush tax cuts were part of the Bush policies that claimed nearly 40% of the reason. Obama's policies claimed only 10%.

Unfunded tax cuts while expanding government & at a time of war was indeed a major factor.

“I'm here with bells on.”

Since: Jul 12

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#809404 Nov 21, 2012
Tenzing wrote:
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Holy crap! I got a quote for a modest sized one for $2500. That's a lot for something you may not use all that often. I think I'll look at building one for my daughter. You said your husband built his, any particular pitfalls to take into consideration. You know, the "Aw shoot! Shoulda thought of that!" kind?
I'll readily admit to total ignorance of how he constructed ours - but I'm happy to ask him about pitfalls he encountered in the process, and get back to you.

Did the quote you received include installation? Some friends of ours purchased one for about $750, and installed it themselves. Not sure from which company. I'll ask if you like.

Since: Dec 10

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#809405 Nov 21, 2012
shinningelectr0n wrote:
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David Brooks writes for the NY Times. That's a hint, Boy Scout.
He is the Liberal's favorite Conservative.
Hint, Hint...
Programmed "thinking".

Ring bell ... salivate.

Its a shit ty way to go through your life.

Since: May 11

Loysville, PA

#809406 Nov 21, 2012
sage won wrote:
<quoted text> My god, ur stupid. For the umpteenth time, this is what caused our present financial situation:
books.google.com/books ...
Ted Krager - 2012 - Political Science
The True Causes of the Financial Crisis Ted Krager. As you are learning, it wasn't
Wall Street greed or the banks' greed that caused The Financial Crisis.(It was ...
BO and ACORN sue CITI Group to force banks to make bad loans, they win , opening the flood gates in app.1994:
Obama Sued Citibank Under CRA to Force - Media Circus
www.mediacircus.com/.../obama-sued-citibank-u ...-...
Oct 3, 2008 – UPDATED: Obama Sued Citibank Under CRA to Force it to Make ... Looks like a typical ACORN lawsuit to get banks to hand out bad loans.
Banks are overloaded with bad loans they can't unload, Clinton comes to the rescue, rewriting Fannie and Freddie rules to allow them to buy the subprime loans
The Nature and the Origin of the Subprime Mortgage Crisis
www.sjsu.edu/faculty/watkins/subprime.htm
In the past Fannie Mae prohibited the lenders it was dealing with to engage in the ... of Franklin Raines, a Clinton Administration appointee, Fannie Mae began to ... Thus the lenders could write the mortgages as adjustable interest rate .... the Fannie Mae Corporation is easing the credit requirements on loans that it will ...
A 33% increase in the number of buyers now looking for homes drives housing prices thru the roof.
Exactly what you think is going to happen, happens and here we are.
Deny it,refute it, show me otherwise.
Another dumbf*ck right whiner who thinks this entire mess was caused because banks could not discriminate against minorties.

My God, you are one dumb SOB.

“Amor patriae.”

Since: Feb 08

Eastern Oregon

#809407 Nov 21, 2012
shinningelectr0n wrote:
<quoted text>
How about Scott Wiener? He appears to possess some common sense which is a rare commodity amongst Left Coast Liberals:
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-us-canada-203...
It was a matter of his self-confidence, he was being psychologically assailed on a regular basis.
sonicfilter

Indianapolis, IN

#809408 Nov 21, 2012
Barack Obama is once again, for better or worse, the president. Like most presidents he has an agenda. Raising taxes on the rich, nominally ending the war in Iraq, shutting down medical marijuana dispensaries, supporting gay marriage when politically expeditious, and so forth. But to hear some on the right tell it, behind the Obama the man is the real Obama, who also has a real agenda. This tends to be more sinister. The lighter version usually has to do with his alleged desire to turn the country into a European-style social democracy. More outlandish charges such as those from disgraced cartoonist Dinesh D’Souza include supposed anti-Americanism, or treasonous support for an emergent “United States of Islam.”

With that kind of villain in mind, it’s not hard to see how much of the conservative movement might be deluded into thinking America had by and large turned against the president over his first term. Enter the dread bubble of epistemic closure within the conservative movement, which Conor Friedersdorf and others have already done a great job explaining. The gist is that the Republican Party and conservatives devoted a lot of energy toward propagating the myth of the real Obama and less time making the case for the benefits of conservative governance or the benefits of a free society or even deciding what those things mean. Granted, their case was undercut by the billionaire crony capitalist on the ticket who implemented Obamacare’s prototype, but a purely oppositional message can only carry you so far.

McCay Coppins reports on some self-reflection in the blogosphere:

“I think the right media may have erred,” Dan Riehl, a contributor to Breitbart News and longtime proprietor of Riehl World News, told BuzzFeed a week after the election.“I think we let Obama get into our heads and we wound up campaigning against him, rather than for the things we believe in.”

“It was a trap,” he added.“And one I can’t say I didn’t fall into.”

http://www.theamericanconservative.com/how-th...

Since: Dec 10

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#809409 Nov 21, 2012
Impeach Obama wrote:
<quoted text>Abortions are indeed government funded to uninsured low income individuals through Medicaid. Being male, I will never need an abortion or contraceptives so why should my premiums include coverage for them?
No female will ever get testicular cancer so why should they pay for it? Do you refuse to fund ovarian cancer?

Since: May 11

Loysville, PA

#809410 Nov 21, 2012
Impeach Obama wrote:
<quoted text>Abortions are indeed government funded to uninsured low income individuals through Medicaid. Being male, I will never need an abortion or contraceptives so why should my premiums include coverage for them?
Nope, you are a liar.

So, you either you don't have sex, had a vasectomy, or believe that the sole responsibility on contraception lies with the woman.
Forreal

Alice, TX

#809411 Nov 21, 2012
RealDave wrote:
<quoted text>
Another dumbf*ck right whiner who thinks this entire mess was caused because banks could not discriminate against minorties.
My God, you are one dumb SOB.
http://tjhancock.wordpress.com /housing-bubble-financial-cris is-detailed-comprehensive-asse ssment/
sonicfilter

Indianapolis, IN

#809412 Nov 21, 2012
In hindsight, Riehl questioned the wisdom of devoting so much energy to combing through the president's early life for signs of radicalism — a process that yielded few true exposés, but rather a handful of scraps that bloggers tried to spin into scandals. For example, in March, Breitbart News reported that Obama attended a 1998 production of a play about left-wing Chicago activist Saul Alinsky. The story, which was presented as a major scoop on the site, included this memorable lede:

In The Audacity of Hope, Barack Obama claims that he worried after 9/11 that his name, so similar to that of Osama bin Laden, might harm his political career.

But Obama was not always so worried about misspellings and radical resemblances. He may even have cultivated them as he cast himself as Chicago’s radical champion.

"I just don't know that America cared," Riehl now says of this story genre. "The guy had already been elected, and our message was that Barack Obama's a socialist that wants to control your life. I'm not arguing that he isn't, but is that a message people want to hear?"

http://www.buzzfeed.com/mckaycoppins/conserva...
Nightchalker

Lansing, MI

#809414 Nov 21, 2012
Bush Our Worst President wrote:
<quoted text> who started the war on irak imbecile? Read my poster name and you'll get a hint, the republicans support every american citizen to carry a gun and pass laws to make it happen, you should call that destroying human lives.
You're an idiot!
Yes, bush was a douche nozzle of the highest order, thank the stars he is gone and can't come back to hurt you.
I don't even know why the re-pube-lick-uns even bother any more.
What is wrong with a law saying every citizen can carry guns?
It does not mean you MUST carry, just that you MAY carry if you wish...
NOT to be a victim of violent crime.
I call that my personal RIGHT not to be killed.
lily boca raton fl

Boca Raton, FL

#809415 Nov 21, 2012
Impeach Obama wrote:
<quoted text>Abortions are indeed government funded to uninsured low income individuals through Medicaid. Being male, I will never need an abortion or contraceptives so why should my premiums include coverage for them?
Ever hear the song "18 years"?

Since: Oct 08

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#809416 Nov 21, 2012
RealDave wrote:
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in early 2001. the CBO predicted that by 2012 we would have amassed a 5.6 trillion surplus.
In going through as to what changed this, the Bush tax cuts were part of the Bush policies that claimed nearly 40% of the reason. Obama's policies claimed only 10%.
Unfunded tax cuts while expanding government & at a time of war was indeed a major factor.
Yes, and of all Administrations, but particularly the $3.9 TRILLON dollar budget of Barack Hussein Obama, had absolutely nothing to do with it?? You really have no idea, do you? No wonder this country is in the shape it's in? We have idiotic Administrations, who think that the government is their candy store. Voters who obviously can't manage their own household budgets, w/o Giverment help??
Do believe I've asked this before? What is an 'Unfunded Tax Cut'? Just answer that question?
lily boca raton fl

Boca Raton, FL

#809417 Nov 21, 2012
Nov. 4: Israel killed a mentally ill Palestinian walking near the Israeli-imposed “no-go zone” inside the Gaza Strip -- an event that triggered a rocket from Gaza into southern Israel, which did not cause any deaths or injuries.

· Nov. 8: Four Israeli military tanks and a bulldozer entered Gaza, fatally shooting a 13-year-old boy who had been playing soccer by his family’s house.

· Nov. 10: In retaliation, two rockets were fired from Gaza into southern Israel, and an anti-tank missile injured four soldiers, when it hit an Israeli army jeep that had crossed over into the territory. Meanwhile, the Palestinian Center for Human Rights reported the killing of five more Palestinians, four of whom were civilians – including two soccer players age 16 and 17 and two young men (18 and 19) who ran to the scene. Forty-nine others were wounded, including 10 children.

· Nov. 11: Amid talks of a truce, six more Palestinians (all but one were civilians) were wounded and another was killed by both air strikes and troops on the ground.

http://www.alternet.org/4-most-common-myths-a...
FreeduhmofKetchu ppeeps

Somerset, KY

#809418 Nov 21, 2012
leosnana wrote:
<quoted text>Come on, Methmouth, you really should have learned to spell secede correctly by now. You been there long enough to have joined the Confederacy after it lost? ASHLEY JUDD ROCKS!
Wrong side for my raising snotta. Sorry for you about about your ancient history mistake.

But ah do like Charlie Daniels...and his REAL talent on the fiddle.

Since: Dec 10

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#809420 Nov 21, 2012
Sister Kathryn Lust wrote:
<quoted text>I'll readily admit to total ignorance of how he constructed ours - but I'm happy to ask him about pitfalls he encountered in the process, and get back to you.
Did the quote you received include installation? Some friends of ours purchased one for about $750, and installed it themselves. Not sure from which company. I'll ask if you like.
No, that was for a kit you build yourself.
Nightchalker

Lansing, MI

#809421 Nov 21, 2012
RealDave wrote:
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Another dumbf*ck right whiner who thinks this entire mess was caused because banks could not discriminate against minorties.
My God, you are one dumb SOB.
Your post verily DRIPS with RACISM, you automatically ASSume that the people who got those loans THAT CRASHED were "minorities"!

wtf???

How do you know it was not all "hillbillies" re-financing trailers???

Your God, you are a narrow minded p o s.

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