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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Homer

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Nov 21, 2012
 
Well look at it this way, we saved 2 trillion dollars in additional military spending over the next 10 years by not electing Romney.

Homer has a penchant for finding the silver lining, if not for himself but also for others.
Razors Edge

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sonicfilter wrote:
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very well said.
Thank you,I try and sometimes its hard,I translate
every thing before I write it.Whewwwww..Happy
Holiday to you and yours..RE..
Razors Edge

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sonicfilter wrote:
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Karl Rove Picks Himself Up, Becoming Latest Bad Actor To Escape Accountability
Journalists covering the political consulting industry have long observed that its proprietors seem to succeed by "failing upward," reaping paychecks from a losing campaign and then moving onto the next one.
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/11/20/karl...
IMHO,Having Rove,Cheney,Etc on Right Wing Programs is the Kiss
of death..Did the GOP,really imagine that would help them? It
reminded the Public of the Bush years,and was IMHO,a complete
turn off!!!
THE DEBIL

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Sister Kathryn Lust wrote:
<quoted text>With great privilege, comes great responsibility. We are privileged to live in a country where rights (both human and civil) are recognized. And when we assume our rights negate those of others, rather than accepting personal responsibility for our own choices, the result will be laws which obligate us to assume that responsibility or face state-imposed, in addition to natural, consequences. Freedom in the US is expensive, and safety is ephemeral.
MAN.. DEBIL WAKE UP WITH A SPLITTIN' HEADACHE AN' A MOUTHFUL OF BLONDE PUBIC HAIR... HOPE HE NOT GET IN ANY TROUBLE LAS' NIGHT...(LOOKS) NOPE, NO CUFF MARKS... WHEW! SO, UM, WHAT YOU DOIN' NOW, SISSY? YOU QUOTING SPIDER MAN MOVIES IN SUPPORT OF YOU THEORY THAT THE SHIT YOU USELESS HUBBY STACK UP IN THE BACKYARD IS A PIZZA OVEN? DID YOU EVER CONSIDER THAT THE RES' OF US GOT TO LOOK AT THAT STOOPID THING FO' THE NEXT 30 YEARS OR SO WONDERIN' WHY THE HELL WE EVER LET YOU PEOPLE MOVE INTO THE NEIGHBORHOOD IN THE FIRS' PLACE? OH, I KNOW, I KNOW, GIVE THE GUY A BREAK IT HIS FIRS' ONE AN' IT SORT OF WORK CEPT' FO' ALL THE CHEESE END UP ON ONE SIDE, BUT SERIOUSLY. YOU WANT A JOB DONE RIGHT YOU HIRE A PROFESSIONAL. JOSE' OR LUIS, SOMEBODY LIKE THAT.

HEHEHEHEHEHEHEHEH.. DEBIL JUS' FLASH ON THIS NIGHT IN EL SALVADOR TWENTY YEARS AGO AN' HE GOT THIS ROOMFUL OF HOS ALL WEARIN' BALLET SLIPPERS AN' INDIGO COLORED FEATHERS STICKIN' OUT THEY BUTTS... WHERE WUZ I? OH YES, SPIDERMAN AN' THE PIZZA OVEN... DON'T YOU FIND IT DIFFICULT TO DIFFERENTIATE BETWEEN MOZZARELLA AN' WEB-SLINGIN' MATERIAL? JUS IMAGINE IF SPIDERMAN WAS ITALIAN... "OH MAMA-MIA, THAT'S SOMMA SPICEY MEATBALLS ON THATA GIRL..."

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Nov 21, 2012
 
TSM wrote:
If there were Rockets being fired into New York Bloomberg would hold an emergency meeting outlawing any Rocket over 32Inches as unlawful is about as meaningless as Obama saying “Israel Has the Right To Defend Itself”
You are a true idiot.
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Nov 21, 2012
 
A top adviser to Mitt Romney’s failed presidential campaign on Wednesday slammed Republican officials for turning on their standard-bearer after angling for Cabinet posts only a few days earlier.

“It is stunning,” former Romney campaign official Dan Senor said on MSNBC’s “Morning Joe.”

“The Friday night before the election, we were in Cincinnati for this huge rally … Tens of thousands of people, you could feel the energy, a hundred top-tier Romney surrogates were at the event. I’m backstage with some of them, I won’t mention their names, but they’re talking about Romney like he’s Reagan.‘His debate performances were the best performances of any Republican nominee in presidential history. He’s iconic.’ They were talking about him because they believed he was going to win in four or five days. And in fact, some of them were already talking to our transition to position themselves for a Romney cabinet.”

“I won’t say who they are,” Senor said.“They know who they are. They were on television, it was unbelievable, it was five, six days later, absolutely eviscerating him.”

There has been no shortage of GOP criticism of Romney since Election Day, some of which Senor allowed Romney brought on himself with his claim that “gifts” to minorities and young voters won the election. Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal and New Mexico Gov. Susana Martinez have been particularly vocal with their criticism.

“Many of these officials, I might add, chose to stay out of it, they chose not to run,” Senor said.“And they chose to stay out of it because they believed this race was unwinnable.”

http://dyn.politico.com/printstory.cfm...
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Nov 21, 2012
 
Razors Edge wrote:
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Thank you,I try and sometimes its hard,I translate
every thing before I write it.Whewwwww..Happy
Holiday to you and yours..RE..
same for you and yours.

when i google something like that and find that it was actually written by the person who posted it i am always pleasantly surprised.
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EGYPTIAN OFFICIAL CONFIRMS TO REUTERS CEASEFIRE AGREEMENT REACHED BETWEEN PALESTINIANS, ISRAEL

https://twitter.com/Reuters/statuses/27129720...
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Nov 21, 2012
 
Speaking at a joint press conference with U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton in Cairo on Wednesday, Egyptian President Mohamed Morsi announced that a ceasefire deal has been struck between Israeli forces and Hamas militants. It will go into effect at 2 p.m. ET.

http://livewire.talkingpointsmemo.com/entry/m...
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Titus Aurelius Ant sat in the gloomy underground throne room he’d just had built and practiced being the master of all he surveyed. It wasn’t that different from before, why couldn’t these dumb ants just learn to color outside the lines sometimes? Oh well, he suppressed a sigh and gave himself up to considerations of where he’d build the summer palace this winter?

Of course the hive suffered to some degree as a result of his grand schemes and there was less food for all as a result and the nursery certainly was an untidy and unappealing place now, but that was beneath him, literally and figuratively and he resolved to forget about it. One of the perquisites of reaching the top was purposefully blanking out thoughts of those still at the bottom. It was a form of self-discipline he realized and mentally congratulated himself at having achieved so much so early in life.“I owe it all to hard-work, and determination!” he thought proudly, then he returned to considerations of what he could do to cover up the stringy, dirt and saliva and excrement covered walls.

How Titus had actually risen was and is unclear, however, one thing is for certain – risen he had and now he was at the very top of a very long food chain and was justly wallowing to a degree in his success. To be fair, Titus was unequipped to look at his life objectively. He had no imagination – he was an ant after all – and he had an extraordinarily short lifespan in the grand scheme of things so self-examination was, perhaps, a lower priority item than say, eating, but for an ant he was quite bright. What had catapulted Titus into the lofty perch he now enjoyed was an idea.

One day he was out gathering dead things the seemingly invisible Soldiers had killed and he discovered he was at the head of a long line of other ants. His job was to pick up the bits of offal and discarded entrails the Soldiers left lying scattered about, which he would then hand to the ant behind him and that ant would then hand it to the ant behind him and so on. As the day wore on Titus was beginning to realize that, of allllll the other ants out there, only he was not taking any shit from anyone. Titus’ big idea was that he was in management.
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Nov 21, 2012
 
sonicfilter wrote:
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wow. same for the flawed party?
"PARTY"???

There is only ONE "party" and it's the one the dwinks in washington are having on OUR dime!!!

Red/blue, dem/rep makes NO dif anymore!

Have a smoke while you watch the mirror, that,s all we can do!

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Nov 21, 2012
 
sonicfilter wrote:
EGYPTIAN OFFICIAL CONFIRMS TO REUTERS CEASEFIRE AGREEMENT REACHED BETWEEN PALESTINIANS, ISRAEL
https://twitter.com/Reuters/statuses/27129720...
Any bets on how long it will hold?
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Nov 21, 2012
 
Alloramadai wrote:
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Any bets on how long it will hold?
no.

“I'm here with bells on.”

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Tenzing wrote:
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No, that was for a kit you build yourself.
Great Googly-moogly!! If he spent that much, it's no wonder he's kept me clueless of the 'infernal affairs' concerning my pizza oven. He knows I would go off the deep end.

:)

If I were you, I'd do some research locally, at restaurant supply places maybe? and see if you can find a less-expensive option. Check brick manufacturers in your area for plans and designs, or visit your local home improvement store for ideas. There's GOT to be a less expensive version available for a kit you build on your own.

Good luck.

I'll ask him when he gets home from work - he may not want to answer me.

:)
Razors Edge

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sonicfilter wrote:
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same for you and yours.
when i google something like that and find that it was actually written by the person who posted it i am always pleasantly surprised.
GETTING EASIER TO FIND DIAMONDS NOW ON TOPIX LOL..

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Obama's plan included spending cuts.
Pull your head out of Glenn Beck's ass once in a while.
"Really Dave" that's the best you can muster? Where are the tax cuts?
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sonicfilter wrote:
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no.
I would like to think we could all agree on a cease fire that can last being a GOOD thing!
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Nov 21, 2012
 
Chicagoan by Birth wrote:
<quoted text>"Really Dave" that's the best you can muster? Where are the tax cuts?
Oopsie!

...I think they forgot that part.
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Nightchalker wrote:
<quoted text>I would like to think we could all agree on a cease fire that can last being a GOOD thing!
just reading this....

.... The Israeli far-right could be correct about the “eternal” nature of hostility to Israel. If they are, though, then Israel is doomed. Even the most heavily-armed Jewish state won’t be able to hold out against the determined opposition of the entire Arab and Muslim world. Israel’s survival is premised on the notion that under some set of circumstances, the Muslim world will accommodate itself to the existence of the Jewish state. That is, it is premised, ultimately, on the notion that everybody can be motivated by self-interest.

If that is the case, the only question is when it will become clear to both sides that self-interest dictates a mutually-agreeable solution. Unfortunately, the history of the conflict to date suggests that this will only happen when the Palestinians have enough to lose from initiating conflict that peace is preferable to continuing to fight, and Israelis have retreated to the point where they truly have nothing else they can concede without losing their state – when all the bluffs and phony red lines are past.

It would be nice if we could get there without years of additional violence, but I wouldn’t bet on it.

http://www.theamericanconservative.com/millma...
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Titus had not always been called Titus but at almost the same moment he’d had his big idea he realized he would need new language to describe what it meant. Prior to that time there had been no word in Ant for,“management, division of labor, hierarchy,” those sorts of concepts just sprang up from nothing in Titus’ mind. Simultaneously he realized that “ANT 165,898,331” was no suitable name for an ant “in charge of things” and he began to cast about for something more… magisterial. More… something. The concept of “More,” would, in time, prove his undoing but how was he to know this? Prior to this he’d known… nothing. Afterwards… he’d known… something.

For their part the other ants reacted to Titus’“rule” the way they reacted to everything: with quiet resignation, the ant equivalent of a shrug.“Shrug,” Titus thought.“Yes, that’s a good word for that sort of helpless, aimless movement an ant makes with it’s front legs when it doesn’t understand it’s about to get screwed.”

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