Full story: Hampton Roads Daily Press
#840099 Jan 16, 2013
Furthermore if the fallout from the housing market crisis had not happened or if more democrats had heeded the warnings, you might have an argument.
If democrats had not controlled both houses of Congress from January 2007 to January 2010 and not controlled the purse strings for four consecutive years during the massive increase in the deficit, you might have an argument.
But as Bob Woodward said, this is the Obama era. History will hold him responsible. You can pretend like it's anyone else's fault all you want to.
How can you be 100% sure Bush and republicans wouldn't have turned things around a long time ago if they had been given the chance? They weren't. That's why you can never be sure.
#840100 Jan 16, 2013
Acting CIA directer Mike Morrel stated enhanced torture interrogation techniques were not key to finding Bin Laden Hannity made false claim Fox News Agency. GF008 Safer World 2013.
#840101 Jan 16, 2013
Long lines formed at help centers and lawyers' office across America Wednesday as thousands of young, undocumented immigrants began applying for relief from deportation.
They took advantage of one of the biggest immigration policy changes in years.
An executive order
by President Barack Obama
allows those who entered the country illegally as children to remain and work without fear of deportation for at least two years.
#840102 Jan 16, 2013
#840103 Jan 16, 2013
Unfortunately, Romney's Mormonism and wealth went against him. He also made the mistake of playing it much too safe during the home stretch and lost much of the spotlight the week after the hurricane and right before the election. He was leading in some polls by as much as 7 points before that happened. Obama was able to take full advantage of looking very presidential.
But the 47% remark was also unfortunate.
In contrast, Obama won on a platform of abortion and free birth control pills.
He's the luckiest man on the planet, I would say.
#840105 Jan 16, 2013
Grampy posted the same thing verbatim; I don't believe you wrote that.
#840104 Jan 16, 2013
French boots on the ground in Mali
A land assault will be under way "within hours" as troops head towards radical Islamist occupied territory
#840106 Jan 16, 2013
Leon Panetta, the director of the CIA during the time of enhanced techniques, differs with him.
#840107 Jan 16, 2013
“I will be voting to give the president of the United States the authority to use force – if necessary – to disarm Saddam Hussein because I believe that a deadly arsenal of weapons of mass destruction in his hands is a real and grave threat to our security.”— John F. Kerry, Oct 2002
“The threat of Saddam Hussein with weapons of mass destruction is real, but as I said, it is not new. It has been with us since the end of that war, and particularly in the last 4 years we know after Operation Desert Fox failed to force him to reaccept them, that he has continued to build those weapons. He has had a free hand for 4 years to reconstitute these weapons, allowing the world, during the interval, to lose the focus we had on weapons of mass destruction and the issue of proliferation.”— John Kerry, October 9, 2002
“(W)e need to disarm Saddam Hussein. He is a brutal, murderous dictator, leading an oppressive regime. We all know the litany of his offenses. He presents a particularly grievous threat because he is so consistently prone to miscalculation.… And now he is miscalculating America�s response to his continued deceit and his consistent grasp for weapons of mass destruction. That is why the world, through the United Nations Security Council, has spoken with one voice, demanding that Iraq disclose its weapons programs and disarm. So the threat of Saddam Hussein with weapons of mass destruction is real, but it is not new. It has been with us since the end of the Persian Gulf War.”— John Kerry, Jan 23, 2003
Read it and weep.
#840108 Jan 16, 2013
Afghan Intelligence Agency is AlQaeda behind suicide bomb attack. GF008 Safer World 2013.
#840109 Jan 16, 2013
Wyoming Bill Would Nullify Obama Gun Control, Jail Feds
Written by Alex Newman
As the Obama administration plots various assaults on gun rights by “executive order” and legislation, proposals described as “very extreme” even by some Democrats, state lawmakers in Wyoming have another idea. Republican legislators are rallying behind nullification legislation that would void unconstitutional infringements on the right to keep and bear arms, even providing prison time for any federal agents who may try to enforce Washington, D.C., gun control in the state. Lawmakers expect it to pass.
The new bill, H.B. 0104 or the “Firearms Protection Act,” would nullify any new federal infringements on the constitutionally protected gun rights of state residents — who enjoy some of the lowest crime rates while being among the most heavily armed people in America. Unconstitutional federal gun registration schemes, as well as restrictions on semi-automatic guns or standard-capacity magazines, would also be nullified under the legislation.
There are teeth in the proposed law too: Any federal official attempting to enforce unconstitutional statutes or decrees infringing on gun rights passed after January 1 of this year would be charged with a felony. If convicted, criminal officials would be punished by up to five years in state prison and a $5,000 fine. The legislation also authorizes the state attorney general to defend citizens of Wyoming if federal authorities seek prosecutions under unconstitutional gun control rules.
At least eight state representatives and two state senators have already sponsored the legislation. And nationwide, support for similar measures is exploding. "We want to get things ahead of the game," Republican state Rep. Kendell Kroeker, the primary sponsor of the bill, told the Huffington Post. "We take the Second Amendment seriously in Wyoming.... If the federal government is going to pass laws taking back our rights, it is our right as a state to defend those rights."
#840110 Jan 16, 2013
Carol you have to have the hardest head on here. All the world knows that attacking Iraq was a major blunder, most in Bush's circle have admitted so. The many lies have all been substantiated.
Why is it that hardly any Republican, including you have paid so little attention to our wasted troops [and trillions wasted] when initially all of you were pretending to be so patriotic? Even now you still foolishly attempt to present that major blunder as a good thing..How many of your children would you have sacrificed for that lying adventure?
Even faced with all insurmountable evidence you still attempt daily to make excuses, while showing absolutly no concern for the fallen. It is and always be the BUSH-CHENEY blunder with much help with all of the lies from Rumsfeld and Wolfowich. You are the typical ideolog and fully loaded with your fanaticism, you prove that daily. If I were one of your family members I would strongly urge that you be psychologilly tested. Seriously!!
#840111 Jan 16, 2013
I remember when Republicans used to pick fights they had a chance of winning.
—@LOLGOP via TweetDeck
#840112 Jan 16, 2013
Koch Brothers think they own U.S. Congress. GF008 Safer World 2013.
#840113 Jan 16, 2013
Exactly. Republicans are going to have to learn how to wear boxing gloves.
But lying isn't necessary. Telling the truth with mind-numbing, relentless one-two punches is all that's needed for a winning strategy.
Romney decided to be the president of the debate team, not the boxing team.
The next republican candidate better start training now.
#840114 Jan 16, 2013
Jumping out ahead of Washington, New York enacted the nation's toughest gun restrictions Tuesday and the first since the Connecticut school shooting, including an expanded assault-weapon ban and mandatory background checks for buying ammunition.
Democratic Gov. Andrew Cuomo signed the measure into law less than an hour after it won final passage in the Legislature, with supporters hailing it as a model for the nation and gun-rights activists condemning it as a knee-jerk piece of legislation that won't make anyone safer and is too extreme to win support in the rest of the country.
Rest of the country like CT, MD, CO where proposals are on the table? How about those Pew (In Gun Control Debate, Several Options Draw Majority Support) and ABC/WaPo (After Newtown Shootings, Most Back Some Gun Controls, Poll Shows) polls? How about ME (Poll finds support for guns – as well as limits – in Maine) and NJ (Gun control finds support in N.J., according to latest poll)?
#840115 Jan 16, 2013
"Drama Queen Act" gets old.
Iraq war is over, President Obama withdrew the troops.
Next withdrawal Afghanistan.
#840116 Jan 16, 2013
Oath Keepers is a non-partisan association of currently serving military, veterans, peace officers, and firefighters who will fulfill the oath we swore to support and defend the Constitution against all enemies, foreign and domestic, so help us God.
Our oath is to the Constitution, not to the politicians, and we will not obey unconstitutional (and thus illegal) and immoral orders, such as orders to disarm the American people or to place them under martial law and deprive them of their ancient right to jury trial.
We Oath Keepers have drawn a line in the sand. We will not “just follow orders.”
Our motto is “Not on our watch!”
If you, the American people, are forced to once again fight for your liberty in another American Revolution, you will not be alone. We will stand with you.
There is at this time a debate within the ranks of the military regarding their oath. Some mistakenly believe they must follow any order the President issues. But you can rest assured that many others in the military do understand that their loyalty is to the Constitution, and understand what that means.
The mission of Oath Keepers is to vastly increase their numbers. We are in a battle for the hearts and minds of our own troops. To win that battle, Oath Keepers will use written and video testimony of active duty military, veterans (especially combat vets), and peace officers to reach, teach, and inspire our brothers in arms in the military and police to fulfill their oaths and stand as guardians of the Republic.
If you are currently in the military, are a veteran, or are a peace officer, please submit your written and/or video testimony on your oath, so you can help us win that battle for hearts and minds. Your submission may be anonymous.
Guardians of the Republic, fulfill your oath. Join us.
(read a longer description here)
What We Are Not
“written by Capt. Gregory Gooch (Ret.) in March, 2009″ who was is now a retired member of the Oath Keepers National Board.
We are Not advocating or promoting the overthrow of any government whether local, state or national. We want our governments to return to the Constitutional Republic which the Declaration of Independence and the
Constitution defined and instituted.
We are Not advocating or promoting violence towards any organization, group or person. We are determined to Keep our Oath to support and defend the Constitution.
We are not advocating or promoting the removal of any person from his or her elected office. We want all elected persons to live up to their Oath to “support and defend the Constitution” as it is written or to leave of their own volition.
We are not advocating or promoting that anyone in the Judicial Branch be removed or replaced. We want the Justices in the Judicial Branch to follow the Constitution as written without interpretation.
We are not advocating or promoting any particular form of government other than the Constitutional Republic which the Declaration of Independence and the Constitution defined and instituted.
We are not advocating or promoting the rewriting of the Constitution nor are we asking for an Amendment thereto. We are insisting on the Constitution being Enforced as it is written.
We are Not advocating or promoting any act or acts of aggression against any organization or person for any
reason including, but not limited to; race, religion, national origin, political affiliation, gender or sexual orientation.
We hope for a return to a Constitutional Republic free from fear and hatred. We hate only tyranny.
We are Oath Sworn Americans who want the Constitution returned to its legal and rightful place, intact, as the ultimate Law of the Land.
BYLAWS OF OATH KEEPERS
#840117 Jan 16, 2013
My advice for the president as someone who reads polls: go for it, if it's what you want to do. There is much discussion that acting by executive order would be seen as a "totalitarian" action and provoke a backlash. Nonsense, so long as the order is supporting a measure the public favors.
#840118 Jan 16, 2013
Good morning, debil. I see you're in rare form today. Get a good night's sleep?
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