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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<quoted text>Oh yes; the rightwingers love their Christmas stories:

Gun club owner:‘Holiday tradition’ for kids to hold machine guns in Santa photos

The general manager of the Scottsdale Gun Club in Arizona is defending his organization’s “Santa machine gun event” as a “holiday tradition.”

Ron Kennedy on Monday told Fox News that his gun club was simply trying to “add a little holiday spirit into people’s Second Amendment rights” when it began allowing members to bring their children to take photos with Santa Claus and firearms three years ago.

Raw Story ( http://s.tt/1uRoD )
To each his own; however, my children (and future grandkids) would find this kind of bizarrer....I hope?
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As an agnostic, I have my own feelings. However, if I don't what to see the nativity scene, then I look the other way! My opinion - they are a symbol of the holiday season like wreaths, greenery, colored lights, etc. I don't care to worship in a church, so I make the decision not to go. However, this doesn't mean I don't feel churches should be banned.
When does it stop? My rights should not inflict on the rights of others, and in a likewise manner your rights should not inflict on mine. You like to smoke? Fine! However, I will excuse myself from a situation if you decide to light up because I don't choose to smell like your smoke. I don't care to own a gun (red-headed with quick temper - not a good idea). However, that doesn't mean you can't own a gun. If I were to learn the fetus I carry will not survive in the world without many surgeries, will need tube feedings and similar treatments to sustain its life, it is MY decision to terminate the pregnancy. My fetus, my body, my decision.
I think it all falls back to having respect and honor for other human beings.
When you surrender another person's rights to the government, expect your rights to be surrendered next.
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I had nuns in grammar school. They smoked in the classrooms as well when we were at recess. In high school the teacher's lounges had smoke billowing out of them all day. They too smoked in the classrooms. She was more than likely home schooled.
That's interesting; the nuns smoking!! Did they hit you with rulers too?
You're probably around my age then, I'm 57. Everyone smoked then
(not in my family though) except for my brother who went to the Korean war and came back a smoker, I remember those packs of Chesterfields!!
Ever watch Mad Men? Everyone smokes, that's the way it was.
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<quoted text>A couple of years back, InSession featured a trial where some kid went freaky deaky and blew himself away with a machine gun at one of those holiday fund raising gun show gatherings.
Massachusetts vs Fleury iirc.
Uggghh. Wonder whatever happened to that little Hitler and his sister Himmler!

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yepperz wrote:
<quoted text>I had nuns in grammar school. They smoked in the classrooms as well when we were at recess. In high school the teacher's lounges had smoke billowing out of them all day. They too smoked in the classrooms. She was more than likely home schooled.
Nuns smoked? Wow
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With the fiscal cliff looming for the United States, some Republican members of Congress said Sunday they are ready to break a long standing pledge not to raise taxes.
"The only pledge we should be making to each other is to avoid becoming Greece. And Republicans should put revenue on the table," South Carolina Sen. Lindsey Graham said on ABC's "This Week."
Read more of the discussion of the fiscal on "This Week" today.
Graham's comments followed those by another Republican senator, Saxby Chambliss of Georgia, who said last week he'll no longer abide by the pledge.
"I care more about my country than I do about a 20-year-old pledge," he said in a local interview.
He got support today from House member Peter King, another Republican from New York.
"I agree entirely with Saxby Chambliss -- a pledge he signed 20 years ago, 18 years ago is for that Congress," King said on NBC's "Meet the Press." He added, "The world is changed and the economic situation is different."
http://news.yahoo.com/gop-starting-rebel-agai...
Republicans are coming apart at the seams.
"Revenue" and tax rates are not the same thing.

And they will not agree to more revenue without spending reductions.

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lily boca raton fl wrote:
<quoted text>Well, that was in the 1960's and 70's!!

Y'know, the good old days when teachers hit the girls on the legs with the stick and boys on the hands and the boys had to swim naked while taking swimming classes at the boys club!!
And girls had to wear skirts or dresses even in a snowstorm, we could wear snowpants under our dresses and hang them up in the "cloakroom"!!
Thanks for sharing. I love the history.
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Would have told if you'd asked; didn't think I was hiding my gender....
Homer would never be so forward.
I read a person's name and draw my own conclusions.

Take Carol for instance, definitely female, unless one thinks Carroll O'Connor playing Archie Bunker, hmmm so in that sense I suppose Carol could be a man.

Of course Peppy could be female name until you read his posts and then just assume he is a little light in the loafers.

I think I've digressed far enough.

What was the question?

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<quoted text>After what Bush and the Republicans did to this country we may still be lamenting in 2016. The last global financial collapse took a lot longer to recover from as well.
Sigh, if only Bush hadn't stolen the election in 2000 we might have continued the 8 year of peace and prosperity we had enjoyed under Clinton.
But alas.
Hang on I have to grab a tissue, I always shed a tear when I think back to the 2000 election and what might have been
Gee Whiz Homer, that complete screed is a fabrication. Bush has been gone for almost four years, when is your boy going to step up? But, but, he never had a real job, actually never had a job.. But you voted him into the highest office with no experience, who has egg on their face??
How did Bush steal the election? You keep beating that dead horse? Explain?
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That's interesting; the nuns smoking!! Did they hit you with rulers too?
You're probably around my age then, I'm 57. Everyone smoked then
(not in my family though) except for my brother who went to the Korean war and came back a smoker, I remember those packs of Chesterfields!!
Ever watch Mad Men? Everyone smokes, that's the way it was.
Oh don't get me started with nuns. 5 maybe 6 years old in first grade, whack! Smacked right across my face with an open hand.

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lily boca raton fl wrote:
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That's interesting; the nuns smoking!! Did they hit you with rulers too?
You're probably around my age then, I'm 57. Everyone smoked then
(not in my family though) except for my brother who went to the Korean war and came back a smoker, I remember those packs of Chesterfields!!
Ever watch Mad Men? Everyone smokes, that's the way it was.
55. And yeah they hit us with rulers, their hands, pointers, you name it. An angry bunch of women. Both my parents smoked, Lucky Strikes and Pall Mall. My father passed a long time ago but my mother is 81 and still smokes! We took her in with us 3 years ago so she has cut down alot,,we give her a hard time, but she'll never give em up. Mad Men is exactly what it used to be like. Brings back memories.
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"Revenue" and tax rates are not the same thing.
And they will not agree to more revenue without spending reductions.
You can't start a couple wars without raising some <cough> revenue.
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Nuns smoked? Wow
It was a crazy mixed up world way back when.

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Nuns smoked? Wow
Sure, drank too. A friend of mine's mother used to have a group of em over for Friday night dinner and they would really cut loose. This was when they wore the habits. Strange sight!

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<quoted text>Gee Whiz Homer, that complete screed is a fabrication. Bush has been gone for almost four years, when is your boy going to step up? But, but, he never had a real job, actually never had a job.. But you voted him into the highest office with no experience, who has egg on their face??
How did Bush steal the election? You keep beating that dead horse? Explain?
What an idiot.

Claiming Obama never had a job & had no experience before becoming President.

Typical uneducated, uninformed right whiner.

“God bless you, Mr. President”

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Buffett back in the News calls for 30% minimum tax rate on 'wealthy'! Mr. Buffett Ill take you serious when you pay the one billion you owe in back taxes and GE pays their Fair Share!! I guess Buffett suggesting that the Wealth pays more must be hes in the process of making a business deal and wants Obamas Blissing!!
Whichever of the red state redneck sock puppets you are, I will take you SERIOUSLY when you learn that it's seriously, not serious...I might even believe some of you hillbillies have two nickles to rub together when you start telling people you have more money THAN them instead of then them.(Warren Buffett doesn't owe a billion in back taxes and has nothing to do with the current or past operations of GE, and he would know that the term was wealthy not wealth paying.) As to "blissing I'll consider it an attempt at a pun and let it slide.
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You own it. All of it. We'll see who's lamenting in 2016.
I think I already read here today that 2016 isn't enough time for anyone to fix what Bush supposedly messed up. Excuses, Excuses along with amnesia of who was running Congress for four solid years when everything either fell apart or got worse. It is like they already know Obama will fail. But, but, but he reads from a teleprompter really, really well. And likes gay marriage and free contraception for all and will punish the wealthy and ahchieve world peace by decimating the military. And he was way cooler than Romney.

Meanwhile, thank you for this post (so true):

Congratulations to the Democrats and Young People!
You now own it and you can't blame Bush.
The next terrorist attack you own it.
Can't get a job after graduation, you own it.
Sky rocketing energy prices due to Obama's EPA shutting down the energy producing states, you own it.
A nuclear Iran, you own it.
Bowing to Russia, you own it.
Another severe recession, you own it.
A volatile border with Mexico, you own it.
Trouble getting good health care, you own it.
Higher health insurance costs and health care costs, you own it.
No budget, you own it.
Our allies mistrust, you own it.
Another trillion of debt, you own it.
More Benghazi situations, you own it.
No one willing to join the military, you own it.
Trouble getting a loan to buy a home, you own it.
More dependency on food stamps, you own it.
Trouble finding good employment, you own it.
Several part time jobs instead of a good job, you own it.
A World Government, you own it.
The UN governing the United States instead of ourselves, you own it.
China controlling our world trade trampling all over us, you own it.
Loss of our freedoms as we have known it in the past, you own it.
A dictatorship instead of a democracy that follows the Constitution, you own it.
Less take home pay and higher living costs, you own it.
Driving a car that looks like a toy, you own it.
More government corruption and lies, you own it.
More toleration of extreme and fanatical Islamists, you own it.
Terrorist attacks called work place incidents, you own it.
Your revenge instead of love of country, you own it.
President George Bush is out of it now, and
there is not another good man for you to vilify and lie about.
In a way, I am relieved that another good man will not be blamed when it was impossible to clean up this mess you voted for.
Have a good day.

“God bless you, Mr. President”

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What an idiot.
Claiming Obama never had a job & had no experience before becoming President.
Typical uneducated, uninformed right whiner.
In dealing with "Cesspool by Choice" you need elaborate no farther than your first sentence.
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<quoted text>Gee Whiz Homer, that complete screed is a fabrication. Bush has been gone for almost four years, when is your boy going to step up? But, but, he never had a real job, actually never had a job.. But you voted him into the highest office with no experience, who has egg on their face??
How did Bush steal the election? You keep beating that dead horse? Explain?
Homer and his peeps simply refuse to accept that Democrats:
1. Gave Bush permission to go into Iraq based on the same information they all were privy to.
2. Voted to fund the war.
3. Had nothing whatsoever to do with the housing market crisis.

It will always be one man's fault in their eyes...only Bush...and no one else but Bush.

In 2016, it will still be all Bush's fault...only Bush...and no one else but Bush.
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12 hour night shifts terrible on health - artificial lighting, etc.
Nope - I'm a woman, hear me bltch!
K, UM, WE ESTABLISHED THAT YOU A WOMAN, A REDHEAD, YOU GOT A JOB AN' YOU KNOW YOU WAY AROUND A HAYLOFT... SO, UH, WHAT'RE YOU DOIN' LATER ON? YEAH, YEAH, I KNOW, YOU SPOKEN FO' TOO, BUT A GIRL'S GOTTA HAVE A L'IL "ME" TIME... YOU GOT YOU OWN CAR?

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