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> Ding! Ding! Ding! We have a winner folks! The first libtard to totally ignore the fact that 340,000 more people left the workforce.
Dong! Dong! Dong!

U-6 dropped 0.02% in November.
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John Galt wrote:
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Is the truth "racist" if it is inconvenient?
pre-Obama excuse:
"the dog ate my homework"

Obama Era excuse:
"the dog ate my homework, the president ate my dog, and it is all Bush's fault, and you're a racist for asking a question I don't like"

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I've answered you stupid question numerous times.
No one pays a higher rate or lower rate than I do on ordinary taxable income.
I pay the same on my first $17K as everyone
I pay the same on my income from 17K to 70K as everyone
etc etc etc
Wise up, dumbass & learn how the system works.
My God you are one stupid jerk.
You know what they say about trying to teach a pig to sing ...
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At first blush, there is something delightfully Dada about Jim DeMint being named president of the Heritage Foundation.

The senator, a tea party hero from South Carolina, is a smart guy and a good politician. But running a think tank? It is the scholarly equivalent of appointing Michael Moore to head the Brookings Institution, or Ted Nugent to the Cato Institute, or Roseanne Barr to the Council on Foreign Relations, or perhaps Donald Trump to the American Enterprise Institute.

But think about it some more and the choice of DeMint begins to look brilliant. He is, arguably, the perfect candidate to run a post-thought think tank.

There is less thinking going on in much of the Washington think-tank world these days: Following the trend in politics generally, these idea factories have turned away from idea production in favor of promoting well-worn policy prescriptions. The task is less to come up with new solutions than to win the argument with epithets, labels and caricatures.

The trend goes beyond Heritage. The Family Research Council has joined the shift from wonks to gladiators. The liberal Center for American Progress was created as a conscious imitation of Heritage — more political and aggressive, less bookish. Indeed, researchers there have done extensive opposition research into ... Jim DeMint.

Now Heritage appears ready to shed that veneer and dedicate itself to ideological and partisan warfare. And there’s no better warrior than Jim DeMint.....

DeMint is entitled to his views. And the people of South Carolina returned him to office despite — or perhaps because of — his views.

But it’s difficult to see how these views, and DeMint’s crude expression of them, fit with Heritage’s mission as “a research and educational institution” dedicated to finding “solutions to contemporary problems from the ideas, principles and traditions that make America great.”

Such as: keeping gay men and unmarried women from being teachers; throwing around words such as “tyranny” and “socialism”; attempting to “break” an American president and accusing the other party of a Nazi-style “power grab.”

If DeMint is the right man to be running this prestigious policy shop, perhaps the resident scholars at Heritage should be researching this question: Is thought dead?

http://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/come-t...
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John Galt furiously searching the internet for stories showing Fema/Obama in a bad light regarding Sandy.

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Homer wrote:
<quoted text>I am going purely on what I have seen with my own eyes. The home schooled kids I have seen were akin to zombies. I'm glad your kids turned out okay.
Compare and contrast with public school results like Galt and Flack.

Carol claims to have been a public school teacher, I cannot think of a stronger indictment of public education.
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sonicfilter wrote:
At first blush, there is something delightfully Dada about Jim DeMint being named president of the Heritage Foundation.
The senator, a tea party hero from South Carolina, is a smart guy and a good politician. But running a think tank? It is the scholarly equivalent of appointing Michael Moore to head the Brookings Institution, or Ted Nugent to the Cato Institute, or Roseanne Barr to the Council on Foreign Relations, or perhaps Donald Trump to the American Enterprise Institute.
But think about it some more and the choice of DeMint begins to look brilliant. He is, arguably, the perfect candidate to run a post-thought think tank.
There is less thinking going on in much of the Washington think-tank world these days: Following the trend in politics generally, these idea factories have turned away from idea production in favor of promoting well-worn policy prescriptions. The task is less to come up with new solutions than to win the argument with epithets, labels and caricatures.
The trend goes beyond Heritage. The Family Research Council has joined the shift from wonks to gladiators. The liberal Center for American Progress was created as a conscious imitation of Heritage — more political and aggressive, less bookish. Indeed, researchers there have done extensive opposition research into ... Jim DeMint.
Now Heritage appears ready to shed that veneer and dedicate itself to ideological and partisan warfare. And there’s no better warrior than Jim DeMint.....
DeMint is entitled to his views. And the people of South Carolina returned him to office despite — or perhaps because of — his views.
But it’s difficult to see how these views, and DeMint’s crude expression of them, fit with Heritage’s mission as “a research and educational institution” dedicated to finding “solutions to contemporary problems from the ideas, principles and traditions that make America great.”
Such as: keeping gay men and unmarried women from being teachers; throwing around words such as “tyranny” and “socialism”; attempting to “break” an American president and accusing the other party of a Nazi-style “power grab.”
If DeMint is the right man to be running this prestigious policy shop, perhaps the resident scholars at Heritage should be researching this question: Is thought dead?
http://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/come-t...
I dunno, I think the Cato Institute could use some Cat Scratch Fever, I bet Ted could tell them about the first time he got it. Tell me that song is not going through your head right about now.

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Thank God the idiot Demint is out of the Senate.

He knows he blew it when he backed the Tea Party & the only out was to leave.

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Tenzing wrote:
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My kids were all home/private schooled and they're all doing quite well thankyouverymuch.
You do your kids harm by home schooling. Many have trouble with social skills when they need them as adults to function in the workplace and society. It's ironic and hypocrisy a libtard like you did not support the Democrat/traditional liberal institution of "public" education. My stepsister did that to he kid and OMG, this kid is a zombie/misfit. You likely so no problem because you have the same problem.

Private school on the other hand can be much better. The public system, under the left in this country, like most of their policies/institutions, is a dismal failure.
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Compare and contrast with public school results like Galt and Flack.
Carol claims to have been a public school teacher, I cannot think of a stronger indictment of public education.
You make a strong point. I will suggest in my assessment that perhaps the intelligence of the parents and also their unwillingness to engage their children in outside activities with other children may have also been factors.

Galt/Flack/Carol, you are good my friend.

Homer slowly losing this argument.
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<quoted text>I dunno, I think the Cato Institute could use some Cat Scratch Fever, I bet Ted could tell them about the first time he got it. Tell me that song is not going through your head right about now.
it is.

damn it Homer!

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I would like to know what kind of parent thinks they can teach their kids.

Plopping them down in front of a computer to listen to some cyber school broadcast?

There is nothing wrong with our public school system that a good parent can't solve.
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NOW YOU TAKE ABRAHAM LINCOLN. HERE'S A MAN WITH AN ABOVE AVERAGE INTELLIGENCE BUT AN UNCOMMONLY POOR SENSE OF WHAT'S VALUABLE. HE SACRIFICED 600,000 PEOPLE TO MAINTAIN A UNION WITH THE DEBIL AND THEN HE GET SHOT IN THE HEAD FO' IT. DUH. LET 'EM GO, IN FACT, LET'S SUPERCEDE THEM. LET THE "CHRISTIAN" STATES GO TO HELL AND SEE HOW THEY DO WITHOUT GUESTS AT THEIR MARRIOTTS. DEBIL ADMIT A CERTAIN PREDILECTION FO' KILLING SOUTHERNERS. THEY SEEM TO THINK THEY BULLETPROOF. THEY NOT, HOWEVER. DEBIL LIKE TO TIE 'EM UP AN' RAPE THEY CHILDREN IN FRONT THEY EYES. IT LIKE THEY TRANSFIXED, HORRIFIED AN' AGGRIEVED AT THE SAME TIME. THEN DEBIL KILL THE PARENTS, SO IT ALL WORK OUT IN THE END.
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Tenzing wrote:
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Compare and contrast with public school results like Galt and Flack.
Carol claims to have been a public school teacher, I cannot think of a stronger indictment of public education.
Masterfully played, you may have backed Homer into a corner with this one.

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John Galt furiously searching the internet for stories showing Fema/Obama in a bad light regarding Sandy.
One only needs to weed out the liberal propaganda or actually visit the area hot and talk to the people. You leftards have blinders on. This is actually much more massive than Katrina due to population density, but due to the fact Obama is president, your corrupt media covers the story differently. Sorry to confuse you, lib.

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Homer wrote:
<quoted text>Masterfully played, you may have backed Homer into a corner with this one.
You two should get a room. It's absolutely hilarious seeing a far left loon knock public education while supporting a party that is responsible for it and jails our children (in families that cannot afford private school) in the system.

Here is a leftard knocking public education yet the Democrats stop vouchers every time they can. This is the typical conundrum of the left knocking something at the same time forcing it on others.

You far left loons really are too much!
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Old Crazy Goober wrote:
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One only needs to weed out the liberal propaganda or actually visit the area hot and talk to the people. You leftards have blinders on. This is actually much more massive than Katrina due to population density, but due to the fact Obama is president, your corrupt media covers the story differently. Sorry to confuse you, lib.
I know the extent and I know the response, I know people living in all the effected areas, so piss off.
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it is.
damn it Homer!
Ha!
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<quoted text>Stock market back up too. Time to drag out the Benghazi story again.
Wrong!

Time to raise capital gains rates!

Blame and tax..

Equals buying us burger flippers some votes

“fairtax.org”

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Tenzing wrote:
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Dong! Dong! Dong!
U-6 dropped 0.02% in November.
Oh Wow! A whole 2/100.

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