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
AmericanMan

Russellville, KY

#827274 Dec 21, 2012
DBWriter wrote:
<quoted text>
Actually, if you weren't ignorant of events in American history, they were removing from power a head of state at war with the United States who was also in violation of 18 UN resolutions.
Bush43 ordered the Armed Forces of the United States to remove Saddam Hussein from power in Iraq.
MISSION ACCOMPLISHED.
Something else you pretend to be ignorant of, it didn't matter where we went to fight the war they started in their backyard. Wherever we went, the Arab jihad was going to go there and fight us.
The 4000 Americans you referenced killed died crushing the Arab jihad that went to Iraq to fight us, who also were the same Arab jihad that started a war with the United States by murdering 3000 innocent Americans here in our own goddam country.
... another mission accomplished.
Really??? When did Iraq plan on attacking America? You do know there were never any Al-Qaeda in Iraq before 2003.
AmericanMan

Russellville, KY

#827275 Dec 21, 2012
John Galt wrote:
<quoted text>
Going over the fiscal cliff will do far more to address our budget problems than will Obama's vengeful taxation program.
Time for the poor to pull their share of the load.
You do have a point. Tine for the US to cut $500 billion out of the military. 4% of the worlds population but spending more than the next 10 nations combined.
The Richest 400 people in the US have more wealth than the first 150 million Americans. Time for them to pull the load and go back to the 1996 tax rates instead of the 18% average tax rate they paid in 2010. 6 of them paid NO taxes.
John Galt

Temecula, CA

#827276 Dec 21, 2012
EasyEed wrote:
<quoted text>
"nobama 2012"
In order to form a more perfect union, president nobama should;
- Repeal the 1st. amendment
- Repeal the 2nd. amendment
- Repeal the 22nd. amendment
- Outlaw the republican party
- Take away the rights of all who lean to the right
- Repeal all Federal holidays
- Outlaw Fox News
- Outlaw the free expression of speech by O'Reilly, Hannity, Limbaugh, etal
- Outlaw all Christian religions
- Reinstate prohibition
- Legalize the possession and use of hard drugs
- Encourage more abortions/murder
- Make it the law of the land that gay marriage is legal, fuckthe will of the several states
Fortunately president nobama can do none of the above. Live with it loser.
Peace
KMA
Better yet, repeal the 13th Amendment and put Obama 2016 back on the plantation.
sonicfilter

Indianapolis, IN

#827277 Dec 21, 2012
NRA Leader Wayne LaPierre's Much-Criticized Sandy Hook Speech Was Actually Quite Effective

Spend enough time dipping into the post-game reaction of NRA leader Wayne LaPierre's press conference today -- staged and performed as the organization's first public statement since the tragic school shootings at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Conn.-- and you'll likely run up on any number of people who'll tell you the LaPierre's presentation (which included calls for more guns in schools and greater restrictions on video games) was tone-deaf or ineffective or out-of-touch or a failure.

Those critics are wrong. LaPierre's presentation was terrifically effective.

Granted, if you believe that what LaPierre was trying to do today was to sincerely join in a national conversation over school shootings, or offer a coherent set of preventative policy options, or even just demonstrate some baseline sensitivity for the lives that were lost, it is easy to see why you'd deem LaPierre's press conference to be an ineffective, tone-deaf failure. But what you should remember that the National Rifle Association does not exist to offier sensible public policy or participate in conversations or pretend to be sensitive about tragedies. The National Rifle Association exists to assist the manufacturers of guns and gun-related accoutrements in selling guns and gun-related accoutrements to people. That is their job, summed up, in its entirety.

The NRA are lobbyists who represent a bunch of gun retailers, and this is what lobbyists do -- they help their clients sell their products. And every action that LaPierre took today can and should be viewed through that prism.

......Wayne LaPierre did not go out in front of reporters in a sincere attempt to mount a policy argument or craft a solution or engender warm feelings from his critics. Today was about synergy. Wayne LaPierre went out in front of reporters because he knew it was time to leverage the Sandy Hook shooting into a unique, sales-boosting opportunity for the industry he represents.

And what's going on in Connecticut today?

Scott Carney @sgcarney

I'm at a gun shop thirty minutes away from Newtown CT. This place is packed. Ppl worried guns will be illegal so they are stocking up
21 Dec 12

So, you maybe didn't notice, but today was a good day for Wayne LaPierre.

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/12/21/nra-...
John Galt

Temecula, CA

#827278 Dec 21, 2012
AmericanMan wrote:
<quoted text>You do have a point. Tine for the US to cut $500 billion out of the military. 4% of the worlds population but spending more than the next 10 nations combined.
The Richest 400 people in the US have more wealth than the first 150 million Americans. Time for them to pull the load and go back to the 1996 tax rates instead of the 18% average tax rate they paid in 2010. 6 of them paid NO taxes.
Cutting the defense budget will put tens of thousands of highly-paid union workers in defense industries on unemployment. Loyal Democrats. Time for them to share the load as well.

One huge problem with the Obama tax revenge plan is that it targets successful working people, not the truly wealthy.

The budget deficit must be addressed, by any means necessary.

If you want more taxes from me, you can pay more as well.
John Galt

Temecula, CA

#827279 Dec 21, 2012
AmericanMan wrote:
<quoted text>You do have a point. Tine for the US to cut $500 billion out of the military. 4% of the worlds population but spending more than the next 10 nations combined.
The Richest 400 people in the US have more wealth than the first 150 million Americans. Time for them to pull the load and go back to the 1996 tax rates instead of the 18% average tax rate they paid in 2010. 6 of them paid NO taxes.
If the US cuts its military budget, who will be left to overthrow dictators like Khaddafi, Mubarak, and Assad?

Not that we should be interfering as Obama has.
John Galt

Temecula, CA

#827280 Dec 21, 2012
sonicfilter wrote:
NRA Leader Wayne LaPierre's Much-Criticized Sandy Hook Speech Was Actually Quite Effective
Spend enough time dipping into the post-game reaction of NRA leader Wayne LaPierre's press conference today -- staged and performed as the organization's first public statement since the tragic school shootings at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Conn.-- and you'll likely run up on any number of people who'll tell you the LaPierre's presentation (which included calls for more guns in schools and greater restrictions on video games) was tone-deaf or ineffective or out-of-touch or a failure.
Those critics are wrong. LaPierre's presentation was terrifically effective.
Granted, if you believe that what LaPierre was trying to do today was to sincerely join in a national conversation over school shootings, or offer a coherent set of preventative policy options, or even just demonstrate some baseline sensitivity for the lives that were lost, it is easy to see why you'd deem LaPierre's press conference to be an ineffective, tone-deaf failure. But what you should remember that the National Rifle Association does not exist to offier sensible public policy or participate in conversations or pretend to be sensitive about tragedies. The National Rifle Association exists to assist the manufacturers of guns and gun-related accoutrements in selling guns and gun-related accoutrements to people. That is their job, summed up, in its entirety.
The NRA are lobbyists who represent a bunch of gun retailers, and this is what lobbyists do -- they help their clients sell their products. And every action that LaPierre took today can and should be viewed through that prism.
......Wayne LaPierre did not go out in front of reporters in a sincere attempt to mount a policy argument or craft a solution or engender warm feelings from his critics. Today was about synergy. Wayne LaPierre went out in front of reporters because he knew it was time to leverage the Sandy Hook shooting into a unique, sales-boosting opportunity for the industry he represents.
And what's going on in Connecticut today?
Scott Carney @sgcarney
I'm at a gun shop thirty minutes away from Newtown CT. This place is packed. Ppl worried guns will be illegal so they are stocking up
21 Dec 12
So, you maybe didn't notice, but today was a good day for Wayne LaPierre.
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/12/21/nra-...
Diverting attention from the US debt crisis to trivial issues like gun control is typical of Obama's inability to deal with important issues.
John Galt

Temecula, CA

#827281 Dec 21, 2012
sonicfilter wrote:
NRA Leader Wayne LaPierre's Much-Criticized Sandy Hook Speech Was Actually Quite Effective
Spend enough time dipping into the post-game reaction of NRA leader Wayne LaPierre's press conference today -- staged and performed as the organization's first public statement since the tragic school shootings at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Conn.-- and you'll likely run up on any number of people who'll tell you the LaPierre's presentation (which included calls for more guns in schools and greater restrictions on video games) was tone-deaf or ineffective or out-of-touch or a failure.
Those critics are wrong. LaPierre's presentation was terrifically effective.
Granted, if you believe that what LaPierre was trying to do today was to sincerely join in a national conversation over school shootings, or offer a coherent set of preventative policy options, or even just demonstrate some baseline sensitivity for the lives that were lost, it is easy to see why you'd deem LaPierre's press conference to be an ineffective, tone-deaf failure. But what you should remember that the National Rifle Association does not exist to offier sensible public policy or participate in conversations or pretend to be sensitive about tragedies. The National Rifle Association exists to assist the manufacturers of guns and gun-related accoutrements in selling guns and gun-related accoutrements to people. That is their job, summed up, in its entirety.
The NRA are lobbyists who represent a bunch of gun retailers, and this is what lobbyists do -- they help their clients sell their products. And every action that LaPierre took today can and should be viewed through that prism.
......Wayne LaPierre did not go out in front of reporters in a sincere attempt to mount a policy argument or craft a solution or engender warm feelings from his critics. Today was about synergy. Wayne LaPierre went out in front of reporters because he knew it was time to leverage the Sandy Hook shooting into a unique, sales-boosting opportunity for the industry he represents.
And what's going on in Connecticut today?
Scott Carney @sgcarney
I'm at a gun shop thirty minutes away from Newtown CT. This place is packed. Ppl worried guns will be illegal so they are stocking up
21 Dec 12
So, you maybe didn't notice, but today was a good day for Wayne LaPierre.
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/12/21/nra-...
Obama's war on guns will be even less successful than the war on drugs.

Obama's war on guns may save the Republican Party from its own stupidity. All they need to do is sit back and let Obama dig himself a hole. All those folks buying guns are voters, and many of them are Democrats.
John Galt

Temecula, CA

#827283 Dec 21, 2012
DBWriter wrote:
<quoted text>
LOL. Do you mean the exact same things Bill Clinton said? I never heard you call Bill Clinton a liar when he bombed Iraq.
By the way, do you know who was responsible for the US-acquired intelligence on Iraq's WMD program? Who was the person feeding fraudulent intelligence to both Bill Clinton and Bush43?
Valerie Plame.
ROFLMAO.
Valerie Plame was a Washington party girl who liked to impress others by claiming to be a CIA agent.
John Galt

Temecula, CA

#827285 Dec 21, 2012
Another housing bubble in the making?

Democrats will blame George Bush when the crash occurs.

http://www.washingtonpost.com/local/dc-house-...
John Galt

Temecula, CA

#827286 Dec 21, 2012
NICOLA SIX wrote:
uH, as SOME will tell you ... I've just had half a bottle of ... something or other. I'm somewhere in da 'Sip, you must forgive me.
Eighty miles outta Memphis, and I got no spare ...
Drive carefully...or stop and finish the bottle.

Since: Dec 08

Location hidden

#827287 Dec 21, 2012
Homer wrote:
<quoted text>
"Classic!" - Homer
"Brilliant!" - Rolling Stone
"Pure Genius!" - Conservative Weekly
are you and leo screwing...

Judged:

10

10

10

Reply »
Report Abuse Judge it!

Since: Dec 08

Location hidden

#827288 Dec 21, 2012
NICOLA SIX wrote:
<quoted text>
Another flash of wisdom Mr. Galt! I salute you. As most some tell you, I'm a miner for a heart of gold, and I'm getting old.
Nicolas Six???????

Judged:

10

10

10

Reply »
Report Abuse Judge it!
John Galt

Temecula, CA

#827289 Dec 21, 2012
killtaker wrote:
<quoted text>
Nicolas Six???????
If you can translate, give it a try.

Judged:

10

10

10

Reply »
Report Abuse Judge it!
sonicfilter

Indianapolis, IN

#827290 Dec 21, 2012
John Galt wrote:
<quoted text>
Diverting attention from the US debt crisis to trivial issues like gun control is typical of Obama's inability to deal with important issues.
i'm sure you've seen the comments made by the Tea Party caucus about their support for the highly competent Speaker Of the House.

quick!! divert!!

lol

Judged:

10

10

10

Reply »
Report Abuse Judge it!
sonicfilter

Indianapolis, IN

#827291 Dec 21, 2012
John Galt wrote:
<quoted text>
Obama's war on guns will be even less successful than the war on drugs.
Obama's war on guns may save the Republican Party from its own stupidity. All they need to do is sit back and let Obama dig himself a hole. All those folks buying guns are voters, and many of them are Democrats.
seeing as how he 'started' that 'war' 4 years ago, i'd say he already sucks at it.

or is there some leap of faith conspiracy that an intelligent mind would never see that i should be unaware of?

Judged:

10

10

10

Reply »
Report Abuse Judge it!
sonicfilter

Indianapolis, IN

#827292 Dec 21, 2012
John Boehner proceeded with Plan B and gave neither assurances nor reassurances that he would fight for meaningful spending cuts or entitlement reforms. He asked Republicans to give up the last plank in their party they had not surrendered in the name of big government without getting anything meaningful from the Democrats.

In short, John Boehner has spent two weeks negotiating with himself, ending what amounted to an elaborate bird of paradise mating dance with rejection by his own conference.

For two years, House Republican leaders have backtracked from every pledge they’ve made with the American people and, as importantly, with the conservative base. The House GOP has not fought — routinely relying on two excuses:(1) we’ll only get a worse deal and (2) we’re only one house of congress. On top of it all, only two weeks ago John Boehner decided to purge several vocal conservatives from key committees.

Last night those conservatives and outside conservative groups too often burned by John Boehner’s broken promises told the Speaker it was time to stop negotiating away their principles.

John Boehner is wounded as a Speaker. The conservative movement, the Republican base, and enough of his own Republican Conference have given up trusting John Boehner, Eric Cantor, and Kevin McCarthy.

http://www.redstate.com/2012/12/21/plan-b-abo...
John Galt

Temecula, CA

#827293 Dec 21, 2012
Can anybody believe that we are actually paying federal government employees to waste time with this crap?

DECEMBER 21--A federal employee was formally reprimanded this month for excessive workplace flatulence, a sanction that was delivered to him in a five-page letter that actually included a log of representative dates and times when he was recorded “releasing the awful and unpleasant odor” in his Baltimore office.

In a December 10 letter accusing him of “conduct unbecoming a federal officer,” the Social Security Administration employee was informed that his “uncontrollable flatulence” had created an “intolerable” and “hostile” environment for coworkers, several of whom have lodged complaints with supervisors.

The worker, a 38-year-old Maryland resident, reportedly submitted evidence that he suffered from “some medical conditions” that, at times, caused him to be unable to work full days. But a SSA manager noted in the reprimand letter that,“nothing that you have submitted has indicated that you would have uncontrollable flatulence. It is my belief that you can control this condition.”

A redacted copy of the letter was recently circulated among officers of the American Federation of Government Employees (AFGE), the union that represents the SSA worker. Contacted today at his office, the employee said,“I can’t talk to you about this, I’m sorry.” The employee is being represented in connection with the reprimand by a lawyer for his union, AFGE Local 1923. Cynthia Ennis, president of the Baltimore-based local, did not respond to e-mail and phone messages about the matter.

The SSA worker is pictured with his wife in the above photo, which apparently was taken at an amusement park (yes, he is standing at the left shoulder of someone dressed as Pepe Le Pew). The employee is a claims authorizer at the SSA center that handles disability cases for the entire country.

According to the letter of reprimand--which is the least severe administrative sanction that can be levied against a federal worker--the man was first spoken to about his flatulence during a May 18 “performance discussion” with his supervisor. He was informed that fellow employees had complained about his flatulence, and that it was “the reason none of them were willing to assist you with your work.” The supervisor referred the employee to a SSA unit for “assistance with what could have been a medical problem that was affecting everyone in the module.”

Two months later, on July 17, a second SSA manager spoke with the man “in regards of your releasing of bodily gas in the module during work hours.” The manager asked the employee if he could “make it to the restroom before releasing the awful and unpleasant odor.” She also recounted what appeared to be a prior conversation during which the worker suggested that he would “turn your fan on when it happens.” The manager recounted advising him that,“turning on the fan would cause the smell to spread and worsen the air quality in the module.”

On August 14, a third administrator--a SSA “Deputy Division Director”--spoke with the worker about his “continuous releasing of your bodily gas and the terrible smell that comes with the gas.” The manager noted that the worker had said he was lactose intolerant and planned to purchase Gas-X, an over-the-counter remedy. The manager informed the employee that he “could not pass gas indefinitely and continue to disrupt the work place.”

Despite these repeated warnings, the man apparently continued to struggle with his flatulence throughout the late-summer and fall.

After stating that,“It is my belief that you can control this condition,” the author of the reprimand letter then noted,“The following dates show the time of your flatulence.” What followed was a log listing 17 separate dates (and 60 specific times) on which the employee passed gas. For example, the man’s September 19 output included nine instances of flatulence, beginning at 9:45 AM and concluding at 4:30 PM.

Judged:

11

10

10

Reply »
Report Abuse Judge it!
John Galt

Temecula, CA

#827294 Dec 21, 2012
sonicfilter wrote:
<quoted text>
i'm sure you've seen the comments made by the Tea Party caucus about their support for the highly competent Speaker Of the House.
No.

Boehner made the mistake of believing that it was possible to negotiate in good faith with Obama.

The next Speaker will not repeat that mistake.

Judged:

11

10

10

Reply »
Report Abuse Judge it!
John Galt

Temecula, CA

#827295 Dec 21, 2012
sonicfilter wrote:
<quoted text>
seeing as how he 'started' that 'war' 4 years ago, i'd say he already sucks at it.
or is there some leap of faith conspiracy that an intelligent mind would never see that i should be unaware of?
Truth is, you are correct.

Obama doesn't give a damn about gun control and is just using it as another wedge in his war against the American economy.

Judged:

10

10

10

Reply »
Report Abuse Judge it!

Tell me when this thread is updated:

Subscribe Now Add to my Tracker

Add your comments below

Characters left: 4000

Please note by submitting this form you acknowledge that you have read the Terms of Service and the comment you are posting is in compliance with such terms. Be polite. Inappropriate posts may be removed by the moderator. Send us your feedback.

Chicago Discussions

Title Updated Last By Comments
Santa Claus delayed in Chicago after getting th... 1 hr ChicagOpinion 1
BARACK OBAMA BIRTH CERTIFICATE: Suit contesting... (Jan '09) 2 hr Guru 182,028
Topix Chitown Regulars (Aug '09) 2 hr ChicagOpinion 98,871
Messianic Jews say they are persecuted in Israel (Jun '08) 6 hr J RULES 71,188
Chicago Pizza Blows 8 hr joey 2
Ill. House Approves Legalizing Same-Sex Civil U... (Dec '10) 8 hr KiMare 51,279
AP Exclusive: Union members appointed after $10... (Mar '08) 8 hr IUEC 7,564
Chicago Dating
Find my Match
More from around the web

Chicago People Search

Addresses and phone numbers for FREE

Chicago News, Events & Info

Click for news, events and info in Chicago

Personal Finance

Mortgages [ See current mortgage rates ]

NFL Latest News

Updated 11:49 am PST

NBC Sports11:49AM
Reggie Wayne needs offseason triceps surgery
NBC Sports 1:29 PM
Colts say they will be all business despite nothing to gain - NBC Sports
NBC Sports 1:40 PM
Cutler realizes Bears could be in for changes - NBC Sports
NBC Sports 8:22 PM
Bears re-sign Austen Lane to replace Willie Young
Bleacher Report10:09 PM
Bears vs. Vikings: Breaking Down Minnesota's Game Plan