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
sonicfilter

Indianapolis, IN

#835031 Jan 7, 2013
TSM wrote:
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Sonicfilter Obama earns the title “Food Stamp/Poverty President” in less than Four Years!!
When Obama took office 1 in 15 Americans in Poverty, 32 million Americans on Food Stamps!! Today 1 in 6 Americans in Poverty, 47 million Americans on Food Stamps and 5.4 million Americans sign up for Disability now that’s the Facts!!
cite it. i'm tired of backtracking.
sonicfilter

Indianapolis, IN

#835032 Jan 7, 2013
conservative magazines always have the best commentary....

A Policy of Masterly Inactivity

Military genius is winning wars without fighting battles. In the same way, foreign-policy genius is masterly inactivity: eschewing capers abroad in search of monsters to destroy, while avoiding meddling in the internal affairs of other nations.

In practice, masterly inactivity means spending billions on self-defense and deterrence while promising a second edition of Hiroshima and Nagasaki to any aggressor. It means refusing one cent for empire, which includes establishing military bases in 150 countries manned by 200,000 U.S. soldiers, and weapons sales and bribes disguised as foreign aid. The United States has neither a moral nor a legal obligation to undertake the fool’s errand of ridding the world of tyranny by making Americans play global Good Samaritan. That is a role for volunteers who covet a Nobel Peace Prize.

Masterly inactivity preserves American lives, saves vast sums in Pentagon spending, and creates no enemies. It was the foreign policy of President George Washington and his first five successors throughout the Napoleonic Wars, North African piracy, as well as the Central and South American upheavals against Spanish and Portuguese colonialism.

The modern day foreign policy of empire has squandered the lives of courageous American soldiers under the banner of world domination in places like Korea, Vietnam, Kuwait, Lebanon, Iraq and Afghanistan. It has created enemies by providing material assistance to rulers who oppress or terrorize their peoples, which makes the United States morally complicit in their oppression or terrorism. In the Middle East alone, the United States has provided assistance to Egypt’s Hosni Mubarak, the King of Bahrain, Kuwait’s al Sabah family, Saudi Arabia’s House of Saud, Iran’s Mohammed Reza Shah, Yemen’s Ali Abdullah Saleh and Jordan’s King Hussein. 9/11 might have been avoided if the United States had refrained from aiding and abetting the criminal acts of Middle East governments against their peoples.

http://server1.nationalinterest.org/commentar...
carol

Orlando, FL

#835033 Jan 7, 2013
maddmaxx7 wrote:
From CNBC:
States with the Most Federal Funding
Total federal spending for fiscal year 2011 is estimated to be $3.6 trillion, according to the Office of Management and Budget’s 2012 Mid-Session Review. Much of this amount was allocated to the states, with the most populous receiving the largest payouts.
The state that received the most in one lump sum was Florida. With 19.1 million residents, the state is the fourth-most populous in the nation.
1. Florida
2. Louisiana
3. S. Carolina
4.Hawaii
5. Virginia
6. Mississippi
7. N.Dakota
8. Delaware
9. Texas
10. Maryland
Vero Beach, Florida, built a sidewalk leading to nowhere because politicians apparently didn't want to lose federal funding.

A local traffic safety committee determined a sidewalk was needed on this high-traffic road for school children to safely get to school.

Built with federal money from the Safer Routes to School program, the sidewalk now runs through an industrial area where trains roar down the west side of Old Dixie Highway and trucks rumble in and out of warehouses on the east side, a half a mile or more from any school.

"I really don't think that will ever be a high foot-traffic area," said Leon Geary, a barrier island resident who brought public attention to the sidewalk. "I've paid taxes my whole life, and it bothers me to see tax money get frittered away."

...And this is just the very tip of the iceberg.

Term limits is an absolute must in the republican platform in 2016.
lily boca raton fl

Boca Raton, FL

#835035 Jan 7, 2013
Homer 2013 wrote:
<quoted text>Bah, we used good old-fashioned food stamps when I was a kid.
Sure, Homer comes from humble beginnings. Trust me nothing will humble you more that your parents paying for food with food stamps.
Perhaps the members of Congress need some humbling lessons. Regarding Cory Bookers experiment, I noticed that he bought many items in cans. Wondering why.
We have organic coop produce programs here for anyone who wants to purchase fresh organic vegetables from local farmers. It's under a $100 a month for twice monthly packages that you can pick up or have delivered. You get whatever is in season at that time; I'd love to see the government get involved with feeding the poor and supporting local growers. Just a thought.
dem

Chicago, IL

#835036 Jan 7, 2013
OldRaider wrote:
<quoted text>
Waxturd/goomer/subversivebarry …..If this isn't another of your phony log-ins then how do you explain popping back in here after months and making comments that reference what's been happening while you "weren't here". You're a phony, lying, psychotic, coward.
Did I say you could speak, fktard?
dem

Chicago, IL

#835038 Jan 7, 2013
lily boca raton fl wrote:
<quoted text>
Perhaps the members of Congress need some humbling lessons. Regarding Cory Bookers experiment, I noticed that he bought many items in cans. Wondering why.
We have organic coop produce programs here for anyone who wants to purchase fresh organic vegetables from local farmers. It's under a $100 a month for twice monthly packages that you can pick up or have delivered. You get whatever is in season at that time; I'd love to see the government get involved with feeding the poor and supporting local growers. Just a thought.
fick off hillbilly
Nj raider 1

United States

#835039 Jan 7, 2013
DBWriter wrote:
<quoted text>
blah... blah... blah...
So, since Obama isn't black, he's a mulatto, why don't you think he's white?
You never answered that question.
And, why do you think George Zimmerman is white? His mother is hispanic.
You seem to be unattached to reality.
Or, is the race of the child that of the father, and not the mother? I'm thinking your logic is this stone-age bullshit.
Did I not answer this once or do I have to speak in a primitive language for you to understand? The black gene is dominate. If his mother were black & his father were white he would still be black, but his father is black so that's 2 dominate genes tilted toward him being black. Does he look white to you? The puerto rican gene in zimmerman is so evident anyone can see it. Hispanic gene is dominate to the white gene. You believe everything else in science, but the black gene is dominate. Your a joke. Zimmerman should pay fort what he did, not his.. Wake ethnicity wake up & smell the roses. Your talk doing!
brown eyes

Blacksburg, VA

#835040 Jan 7, 2013
NRA President Obama Administration is much easier on employees than previous administration. They understand business and are not so angry all the time. LOL
lily boca raton fl

Boca Raton, FL

#835041 Jan 7, 2013
WASHINGTON -- Federal bank regulators announced an $8.5 billion settlement with 10 large mortgage companies on Monday in a surprising deal that will end a much-derided foreclosure review in favor of a new program that authorities say will distribute aid to homeowners "significantly more quickly."

Under the deal, announced by the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency and the Federal Reserve, the mortgage companies will make $3.3 billion in direct payments to "eligible borrowers" whose foreclosures were handled improperly, and will make $5.2 billion available in other assistance to struggling borrowers, such as loan modifications.

"The OCC and Federal Reserve accepted this agreement because it provides the greatest benefit to consumers subject to unsafe and unsound mortgage servicing and foreclosure practices during the relevant period in a more timely manner than would have occurred under the review process," the regulators said in a joint statement.

This new deal is separate from the $25 billion mortgage settlement to which five large banks agreed earlier this year, though many of the allegations of misconduct are the same. Homeowners have complained for more than five years that the mortgage companies made widespread errors in the management of their home loans, and that in some cases those errors pushed them into foreclosure.

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/01/07/bank...
lily boca raton fl

Boca Raton, FL

#835045 Jan 7, 2013
The owner of several Wendy's restaurants in Omaha, Neb., is attempting to sidestep Obamacare by cutting hundreds of workers’ hours so that they will not be legally entitled to health benefits, WOWT NBC reports.

Gary Burdette, vice president of operations for the Wendy's franchise, told the news station that costs associated with Obamacare are forcing the business to reduce hours for around 300 "non-management" employees to 28 hours a week. Scott King is the owner of the restaurants, Wendy's spokesman Danny Lynch told The Huffington Post

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/01/07/wend...

Guess they didn't get the memo about what happened to Darden.
John Galt

Temecula, CA

#835046 Jan 7, 2013
Homer 2013 wrote:
Cory Booker food stamp challenge Days 5 & 6: Burnt yams
December 10th
NEWARK — He’s burned a sweet potato, and with supplies running low, he has openly debated making a meal out of mayonnaise and salsa.
Entering the sixth day of his SNAP challenge to live on the equivalent of a week’s worth of food stamps, Newark Mayor Cory Booker was hitting some roadblocks, today, but he was still holding strong in his mission to raise awareness for the 850,000 New Jerseyans who struggle to survive on food stamps.
On Sunday morning, Booker choked down the blackened sweet potato for his first meal of the day, a brunch that one of his Twitter followers mockingly referred to as "singed with flavor." While the Mayor had some fun with the situation, he acknowledged the burnt-crisp meal was likely a regular hurdle for those who live on food stamps and don’t have the option of making another meal.
"This is hard. But what has me profoundly humbled is that this is a week - just a week - and then I’m done and can (and will) throw out burned food," he wrote in the daily blog on LinkedIn where he’s been documenting the challenge. "But millions of Americans are living with food insecurity, with worry and concern about affording food - healthy, decent food for their families and children."
Booker had a can of black beans and a far-less-incinerated sweet potato for lunch on Sunday afternoon, and said he planned to go through his sixth day of canned vegetables, beans and yams today, according to the blog. He’s also still struggling with a lack of coffee, and admitted he’s been grumpy lately to Twitter user who accused him of "lecturing" him this morning.
So what if the Mayor runs out of food before today Well there’s always mayo, he said in a video blog.
"If I run out of money at the end of the week, I can just mix some salsa, mustard and mayo together," he said. "Have a really nice soup."
With Congress still considering $16 billion in cuts to the federal food stamp program, Booker said he hopes the challenge highlights the need to protect the funds that stave off hunger for millions of Americans each day.
"The SNAP program is at great risk for budget cuts as Washington pares federal spending to avert a year-end fiscal crisis," Booker wrote in his most recent blog. "These cuts to SNAP funding could mean millions of more Americans - families with children, families with elderly and veterans - will live with less food, less options, and less hope."
http://www.nj.com/news/index.ssf/2012/12/cory...
Cheaper and better to eat off the value menu at McDonald's.
sonicfilter

Indianapolis, IN

#835048 Jan 7, 2013
maddmaxx7 wrote:
<quoted text>
so, the NYT's is correct? And you're a lying sack of shit?
Census.

just passing it along. sack's pretty empty.
John Galt

Temecula, CA

#835049 Jan 7, 2013
sonicfilter wrote:
<quoted text>
so what those states should do is to turn around some of the free cash they get for having all of those folks and their more numerous white compatriots on the dole, and send it right back to DC.
non-defict spending. you should love it.
A black racist who wants to starve his own people.
Realtime

Deltona, FL

#835052 Jan 7, 2013
carol wrote:
<quoted text>
Vero Beach, Florida, built a sidewalk leading to nowhere because politicians apparently didn't want to lose federal funding.
A local traffic safety committee determined a sidewalk was needed on this high-traffic road for school children to safely get to school.
Built with federal money from the Safer Routes to School program, the sidewalk now runs through an industrial area where trains roar down the west side of Old Dixie Highway and trucks rumble in and out of warehouses on the east side, a half a mile or more from any school.
"I really don't think that will ever be a high foot-traffic area," said Leon Geary, a barrier island resident who brought public attention to the sidewalk. "I've paid taxes my whole life, and it bothers me to see tax money get frittered away."
...And this is just the very tip of the iceberg.
Term limits is an absolute must in the republican platform in 2016.
Term limits in Vero Beach? Because they had the foresight to build a sidewalk to nowhere in order to maintain federal funding for necessary projects? Necessary projects such as red light cameras? Rebuilding the beach after every hurricane? Handicapped ramps so every diabetes ridden slug doesn't have to lift that blue leg seven inches seven times in order to pick up that 4 cheese twelve topping pizza to nibble on overnight because "ah cain't sleep well when ahm hungry?"
pens_make_us_dum

Oklahoma City, OK

#835054 Jan 7, 2013
Crooks and SNAP....

USDA
OIG
Statement oh Hon. Phyllis K. Fong
Inspector General

5 yr period...
779 SNAP investigations...
1,356 indictments
944 convictions
792 sanctions
$186 million losses(?)
3-8-12-food-stamp-fraud-fong-p df
lily boca raton fl

Boca Raton, FL

#835055 Jan 7, 2013
maddmaxx7 wrote:
<quoted text>
Might be the first sensible thing you've ever said, it's a start.
But it is your side that mollycoddles these SOB's.
We have a justice system and everyone has a right to a trial, unless they're dead. The police are killing people for stupid things and not killing these mass murderers. Makes no sense.
TSM

El Paso, TX

#835057 Jan 7, 2013
sonicfilter wrote:
<quoted text>
cite it. i'm tired of backtracking.
Sonicfilter what part are you disagreeing with, 47 million Americans on Food Stamps or 5.4 million Americans signing up for disability under Obama or maybe….Nearly 1 in 6 Americans live in poverty, U.S. Census says!!

“I've visited all 57 states!”

Since: Mar 12

Jivetown

#835058 Jan 7, 2013
OldRaider wrote:
<quoted text>
Waxturd/goomer/subversivebarry …..If this isn't another of your phony log-ins then how do you explain popping back in here after months and making comments that reference what's been happening while you "weren't here". You're a phony, lying, psychotic, coward.
WTF are you babbling about space cadet? You better go back into your cage, sockpuppet.
sonicfilter

Indianapolis, IN

#835060 Jan 7, 2013
John Galt wrote:
<quoted text>
A black racist who wants to starve his own people.
well geez. i was under the apparently mistaken impression, provided by a conservative, that he did nothing but pander to the black folks.

but that was yesterday. keeping up with current right wing blogger speak can be a chore. but that's why we have you.
lily boca raton fl

Boca Raton, FL

#835061 Jan 7, 2013
Realtime wrote:
<quoted text>Term limits in Vero Beach? Because they had the foresight to build a sidewalk to nowhere in order to maintain federal funding for necessary projects? Necessary projects such as red light cameras? Rebuilding the beach after every hurricane? Handicapped ramps so every diabetes ridden slug doesn't have to lift that blue leg seven inches seven times in order to pick up that 4 cheese twelve topping pizza to nibble on overnight because "ah cain't sleep well when ahm hungry?"
LOL! In my neighborhood, the city recently installed sidewalks from the sidewalk through the grassy swale! The dogs and their walkers love them; were they necessary? Not really.
Even though red light cameras are being contested in the courts, there are still more cities who are trying to implement them. It's a disaster, clogging the courts with bs because some legilator wanted his claim to fame; and probably a hefty kickback as well.
Carol? Do you vote in your local elections? Most people don't; the turnout is abysmal.

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