Barack Obama, our next President

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brown eyes

Hardy, VA

#840794 Jan 16, 2013
Old Uncle Sam came there to change some pancakes and some onions.
For lasses cakes, to carry home to give his wife and young ones.
What is happening to our young ones Uncle Sam?
Sorry about tax issues.
GF008 Safer World 2013.
John Galt

Temecula, CA

#840795 Jan 16, 2013
Anonymous of Indy wrote:
<quoted text>I told you get the book called IMPOSTER, How George W. Bush Bankrupted America and Betrayed the Reagan Legacy by Bruce Bartlett and I have the book setting right in front of me and you should see pork barrel spending that Bush approved and never vetoed a single bill understand what the deficit is climbing at the rate it is because of obligation incurred under Bush and there is a chapter where he blew off any reforms on entitlements.
Bush attempted to allow an option for partial privatization of Social Security.

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#840797 Jan 16, 2013
maddmaxx7 wrote:
<quoted text>
Not going to happen and Bush is no longer president. why are you licking Obama's boots?
I an not licking Obama boots but Bush's Tsunami is coming because economical policy he signed into law before he left Washington DC and why he keeps a low profile.

Since: Aug 11

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#840800 Jan 16, 2013
John Galt wrote:
<quoted text>
Bush attempted to allow an option for partial privatization of Social Security.
in the book the reason Bush dropped the idea of letting people privatize their Social Security was that people who were currently receiving Social Security would have to have their benefits cut dramtically which is why the didnt do it which is talked about it on pg 202 titled "Why Social Security Reform Died".

Since: Aug 11

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#840801 Jan 16, 2013
maddmaxx7 wrote:
Mas
How much surplus did the US have when Clinton left office
How Clinton managed to claim a surplus was that while the general operating
budgets ran deficits but Clinton borrowed from numerous off budget funds to
make ...
wiki.answers.com/Q/How_much_surplus_did_the_U...
Debunking The Clinton Budget Surplus Myth — California Political ...
Sep 1, 2012 ... We need to look critically at the Clinton Budget Surplus and determine if it was
both a true surplus and if the method employed to achieve this ...
www.capoliticalreview.com/top-stories/debunki...
I believe the Clintons Surplus was myth and done by accounting manipulation.

Since: Aug 11

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#840802 Jan 16, 2013
maddmaxx7 wrote:
Truly repulsive:
Sir Elton John, 66 and David Furnish 50(Getty Images)Congratulations to Sir Elton John and David Furnish on their expanding family!
The Grammy winner and his partner welcomed a new baby, Elijah Joseph Daniel Furnish-John, last week via surrogate, Hello! confirms. The tot is the second child for the couple – their son Zachary is two years old.
I have 2 daddies[picture ralph from simpsons]
whap,bam,boom, there's ur 2 daddies!
wait till you see Dick Cheneys grand kid with 2 mothers.
GUN CITY LOW CRIME RATE

Nashville, NC

#840803 Jan 16, 2013
The Most Pro-Gun Low-Crime City in the United States


I live just a few miles from the most pro-gun city in the United States – Kennesaw Georgia – where gun ownership is mandatory. It’s not the “Wild West” like some people predicted when it passed a mandatory gun ownership law.“The city of Kennesaw was selected by Family Circle magazine as one of the nation’s ‘10 best towns for families.’ The award was aimed at identifying the best communities nationally that combine big-city opportunities with suburban charm, a blend of affordable housing, good jobs, top-rated public schools, wide-open spaces, and less stress.”[1]

In 1982 the city passed the following ordinance [Sec 34-21] which was in response to a handgun ban in Morton Grove, Ill.

(a) In order to provide for the emergency management of the city, and further in order to provide for and protect the safety, security and general welfare of the city and its inhabitants, every head of household residing in the city limits is required to maintain a firearm, together with ammunition therefore.

(b) Exempt from the effect of this section are those heads of households who suffer a physical or mental disability which would prohibit them from using such a firearm. Further exempt from the effect of this section are those heads of households who are paupers or who conscientiously oppose maintaining firearms as a result of beliefs or religious doctrine, or persons convicted of a felony.

The city’s website states that Kennesaw “has the lowest crime rate in Cobb County,” one of the most populous counties in Georgia. In fact, from 1982 through 2009, Kennesaw had been nearly murder free with one murder occurring in 2007.

There were three murders in 2010 committed by the same man in what is described as a “school safety zone,” an area extending 1,000 feet from any school, including adult colleges and technical schools. This means that even though Kennesaw has the most liberal gun laws in the United States, employees at the facility where the murders were committed could not have a gun on the premises.


Of course, criminals don’t care about laws; that’s why they’re criminals. Ed Stone of Atlanta Gun Rights Examiner makes these important points:

“Unfortunately experience with actual ‘school safety zones’ in Georgia has proven that the ‘school safety zone’ law approach does not stop violent armed crime, as it disarms only the potential victims of an attack. Criminals seeking to rob, rape, and murder ignore the ‘school safety zone’ as merely one more law they are breaking.”

Now we come to New York City. In September 2011 Ryan Jerome, a former Marine Corps gunner, walked up to a security officer at the Empire State Building and asked where he could check his gun.

He had a valid concealed carry permit from his home state of Indiana. He also had the rights given to him under the Second Amendment. No matter, the security officer called police and Jerome spent the next two days in jail.“The 28-year-old with no criminal history now faces a mandatory minimum sentence of three and a half years in prison. If convicted, his sentence could be as high as fifteen years.”

He brought the gun for protection since he was traveling with $15,000 worth of jewelry that he planned to sell. Certainly a rational decision, given the crime rate in New York City and stories like the U.S. Marine veteran who was shot three times when a Craigslist transaction went bad.

In December of 2011, Tennessee nurse Meredith Graves noticed a “no guns” sign at the World Trade Center site in New York City and asked where she could leave her weapon. Like Jerome, she was arrested and faces similar charges. Mayor Bloomberg claims that she was in possession of cocaine.

In a 25-year period, New York City has had more than 15,000 murders – 2245 in 1990 alone– while Kennesaw, Georgia, had 1.

Read more: http://politicaloutcast.com/2012/07/the-most-...
John Galt

Temecula, CA

#840804 Jan 16, 2013
Anonymous of Indy wrote:
<quoted text>Bruce Bartlett domestic policy advisor to Ronald Reagan
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bruce_Bartlett
Bruce Bartlett on Where the Right Went Wrong
February 10, 2012
In this Moyers & Company segment, Bill Moyers talks with conservative economist Bruce Bartlett, who wrote “the bible” for the Reagan Revolution, worked on domestic policy for the Reagan White House, and served as a top treasury official under the first President Bush. Now he’s a heretic in the conservative circles where he once was a star.
Bartlett argues that right-wing tax policies — pushed in part by Grover Norquist and Tea Party activists — are destroying the country’s economic foundation. When he called George W. Bush out as “a pretend conservative” in his book Impostor: Why George W. Bush Bankrupted America and Betrayed the Reagan Legacy, Bartlett was fired from his position as a senior fellow at a conservative think tank. His new book is The Benefit and the Burden: Tax Reform — Why We Need It and What It Will Take.
video link below.
http://vimeo.com/36529531
The favorite unknown pseudo-conservative of the leftwing nutjobs.

Nobody cares about Brucie.
John Galt

Temecula, CA

#840805 Jan 16, 2013
Anonymous of Indy wrote:
<quoted text>in the book the reason Bush dropped the idea of letting people privatize their Social Security was that people who were currently receiving Social Security would have to have their benefits cut dramtically which is why the didnt do it which is talked about it on pg 202 titled "Why Social Security Reform Died".
That's what happens with a Ponzi scheme, but does not justify deepening the fraud.
John Galt

Temecula, CA

#840806 Jan 16, 2013
Anonymous of Indy wrote:
<quoted text>wait till you see Dick Cheneys grand kid with 2 mothers.
No comparison to two daddies with two male babies.

Pedophile city.

Since: Jul 11

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#840808 Jan 16, 2013
American Lady

Danville, KY

#840809 Jan 17, 2013
OzRitz wrote:
Hitler and Children Obersalzberg Aug 13. 1935 ~> Remind you of something ???

http://barracudabrigade.blogspot.com/2013/01/...
PDUPONT

Chicopee, MA

#840811 Jan 17, 2013
carol wrote:
<quoted text>
Waterboarding isn't really torture if it's done to a really bad guy who would kill every single man, woman and child in America if given half the chance. They gave him a cigarette and a nice meal afterwards and found bin Laden to boot.
Torintino's film of gratuitous violence would be more like watching torture to me. But you'd be sitting on the edge of your seat.
Wrong you clueless twit! It's torture no matter who you do it to and it's morally wrong.
Despite your repeated assertions, torture had nothing to do with finding Bin Laden.
www.guardian.co.uk › Comment is free › liberty central
Stop calling yourself a Christian Carol, you're an embarrassment to true followers of Jesus who find torture morally repugnant for any reason.
PDUPONT

Chicopee, MA

#840812 Jan 17, 2013
carol wrote:
<quoted text>
Actually, I shed new light on their distortion of the truth - it isn't just the republicans' fault and democrats are as much to blame.
But I suppose they didn't lie insisting this isn't true. Correct?
You're a damned liar Carol. All you've ever claimed is that the CRA and Fannie and Freddie were at fault for the meltdown of the housing market when in reality (a concept totally alien to you) it was unregulated mortgage brokers who made these toxic loans and infected the whole system.
PDUPONT

Chicopee, MA

#840813 Jan 17, 2013
carol wrote:
Speaking of the Iraq Liberation Act of 1998:
The Act declared that it was the Policy of the United States to support "regime change" passing 360-38 in the House and unanimously in the Senate.
President Clinton stated in February 1998:
Iraq admitted, among other things, an offensive biological warfare capability, notably, 5,000 gallons of botulinum, which causes botulism; 2,000 gallons of anthrax; 25 biological-filled Scud warheads; and 157 aerial bombs. And I might say UNSCOM inspectors believe that Iraq has actually greatly understated its production.... Over the past few months, as [the weapons inspectors] have come closer and closer to rooting out Iraq's remaining nuclear capacity, Saddam has undertaken yet another gambit to thwart their ambitions by imposing debilitating conditions on the inspectors and declaring key sites which have still not been inspected off limits.... It is obvious that there is an attempt here, based on the whole history of this operation since 1991, to protect whatever remains of his capacity to produce weapons of mass destruction, the missiles to deliver them, and the feed stocks necessary to produce them. The UNSCOM inspectors believe that Iraq still has stockpiles of chemical and biological munitions, a small force of Scud-type missiles, and the capacity to restart quickly its production program and build many, many more weapons.... Now, let's imagine the future. What if he fails to comply and we fail to act, or we take some ambiguous third route, which gives him yet more opportunities to develop this program of weapons of mass destruction and continue to press for the release of the sanctions and continue to ignore the solemn commitments that he made? Well, he will conclude that the international community has lost its will. He will then conclude that he can go right on and do more to rebuild an arsenal of devastating destruction. And some day, some way, I guarantee you he'll use the arsenal."
Nothing had changed in 2003...except 9/11.
Clinton could have taken Powell's place at the UN.
And exactly what did Iraq and Sadaam Hussein have to do with 9/11 STUPID?
Clinton's statement notwithstanding he didn't send over 4000 of our service men and women to their deaths and tens of thousands more back home maimed both physically and emotionally. If there were sites that were suspected of housing proscribed activity and are denied access then you simply send a cruise missile to wipe it off the map.
brown eyes

Blacksburg, VA

#840815 Jan 17, 2013
Uncle Sam if you are that easily swayed by TEA Party and corrupt Congress then I will resign and travel to Europe. Robert E. Lee never pointed an angry finger at his Generals and I won't take it. I love the American people and thank-you to the handful of brave states that rolled out the welcome mat. Sorry NATO but I cannot work for a grouchy easily bought off symbol.
GF008 Safer World 2013.
brown eyes

Blacksburg, VA

#840816 Jan 17, 2013
Until further advised Ancle Sam I have a job Bossing NATO I was excellent in math children. By the way Uncle Sam go suck after the Republicans tax freak fire me if you want. GF008 Safer World 2013.
brown eyes

Blacksburg, VA

#840817 Jan 17, 2013
Stick finger in front of U.S. Gov's Lion's face again Uncle Sam. GF008 Safer World 2013. You might pull back a stub.280
brown eyes

Blacksburg, VA

#840818 Jan 17, 2013
There is one brave lady in Congress I can work with. Gf008 Safer World 2013.
brown eyes

Blacksburg, VA

#840819 Jan 17, 2013
I was advisded to stsnd up for myself U.S. Bov. or American troops would not follow me in battle. In January 2002 I would not surrender until troops began firing on each other in Porti Rico. I offered sword to then First Lady after I felt Super Bowl was safe. Then was met with angry exchange from Bush. GF008 Safer World 2013.

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