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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New Britain, CT

#848083 Jan 26, 2013
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Barack Hussein Obama II is the 44th and current President of the United States. He is the first African American to hold the office. Obama is a graduate of Columbia University and Harvard Law School, where he was president of the Harvard Law Review.

Born in Honolulu, Hawaii USA on August 4, 1961, he served three terms representing the 13th District in the Illinois Senate from 1997 to 2004, running unsuccessfully for the United States House of Representatives in 2000.

He began his presidential campaign in 2007, and in 2008, after a close primary campaign against Hillary Rodham Clinton, he won sufficient delegates in the Democratic party primaries to receive the presidential nomination. He then defeated Republican nominee John McCain in the general election, and was inaugurated as president on January 20, 2009. Nine months later, Obama was named the 2009 Nobel Peace Prize laureate.

Obama was re-elected president in November 2012, defeating Republican nominee Mitt Romney. He is the first two-term Democrat POTUS since Franklin D. Roosevelt to win two presidential elections with a majority of the popular vote.

On February 17, 2009, Obama signed the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009, a $787,000,000,000 economic stimulus package aimed at helping the economy recover from the deepening worldwide recession, thereby continuing an economic aid policy first instituted under the preceding (Republican) President George W. Bush.

Domestic policy items include the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act AKA Obama Care, signed into law on March 23, 2010. During his second inaugural address on January 21, 2013, Obama called for full equality for gays:“Our journey is not complete until our gay brothers and sisters are treated like anyone else under the law — for if we are truly created equal, then surely the love we commit to one another must be equal as well.”

Notable foreign policy items include the draw-down of troops in Afghanistan and the end of military operations in Iraq as of August 31, 2010. On March 16, 2011, he authorized the U.S. Military to engage in air strikes against Libya's governmental air defense capabilities in order to protect civilians and enforce a no-fly zone. On May 1, 2011, Obama authorized a "surgical raid" by United States Navy SEALs in Abbottabad, Pakistan, resulting in the death of international terrorist and al-Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden and the seizure of papers, computer drives and disks from bin Laden's compound.
Yeah

Mililani, HI

#848084 Jan 26, 2013
John Galt wrote:
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Many federal dollars are spent on military facilities in "red" states for two reasons: strategic location and willingness of the state to host such facilities.
Of course, we could always turn the Hamptons into a giant military base if New York wanted more federal dollars.
lol! Please try son....

... while the feds still try to release more land.

There's a world of difference between what you claim they can do and what they are doing.
Yeah

Mililani, HI

#848085 Jan 26, 2013
John Galt wrote:
<quoted text>
Why do people make moonshine when alcohol is legal?
Why do people smuggle cigarettes when cigarettes are legal?
The criminal element in society will always need to find a way to earn big bucks without working. At least with drugs, they largely victimize each other.
lol! Boy! It sure sounds like you're talking about corporate America!
RepubliCLOWNS

United States

#848086 Jan 26, 2013
OUTTA Here wrote:
Impeach this Chicago porch ape now!
Can't stand the heat anymore uhh? Nuthead? It's simple, just don't start what you can't finish.

Since: May 11

Loysville, PA

#848087 Jan 26, 2013
Waxman wrote:
<quoted text>
This is why I like you nutcracker.
You are dumb as a box of rocks and fits my stereotype for Democrats.
You said:
"Yet Ol' Bill is incredibly popular all over the world, while Dubya sits at home getting drunk!!"
I said he doesn't drink.
Who is correct?
Here, let me dumb it down to your level....
"The former president noted that he gave up drinking cold turkey on his 40th birthday in 1986 and hasn't had a sip since."
http://www.aolnews.com/2010/11/04/george-w-bu...
Would you like to play again?
Evidently, you didn't see him at the Olympics in China. Couldn't even sit up straight.

Since: May 11

Loysville, PA

#848088 Jan 26, 2013
EasyEed wrote:
<quoted text>
"real dumb"
You are dumb and getting dumber;
- An arms dealer is not going to purchase a booth at a baby show so, your point is mute
- Folks who purchase space at a hunting show have every right to sell legal products, so one more time you are off base, no surprize
- Is it illegal to own an 'assault' weapon in PA? Again you prove your ignorance
- Never said you did not own any firearms, one more time you ASSume, that is why you are such anass.
Peace
KMA
You said that gun seller had the right to set up at any show anywhere, anytime.

But hey, run away from your comments yet again.

Read the booth contract at that hunting show. When you sign up, you agree to those terms. So again you are WRONG.

I never said owning an assault like rifle was illegal in PA. I said it was illegal to HUNT with one. Again you are a liar.

And you said something about the "only gun I owned". Or are you denying that?

4 statements. all wrong.

How did you get this f*cking stupid?

Since: May 11

Loysville, PA

#848089 Jan 26, 2013
John Galt wrote:
<quoted text>
The very same scientists that you worship thought that we were entering a "New Ice Age" as recently as 1980.
http://usatoday30.usatoday.com/weather/climat...
Waxman

Windsor, CT

#848091 Jan 26, 2013
RealDave wrote:
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Hint: The climate change is being caused primarily by the global warming.
You really are as f*cking stupid as every says.
Gee! Thanks for the news flash Dumb Dave.

Ever notice none of you libtards or your talking heads ever say globull warming anymore? I know, it's over your head. Never mind. You wouldn't get it anyways.

Haha! Next time you try and call someone else besides yourself stupid, maybe you should try and say it correctly.

----> "You really are as f*cking stupid as every says." <----

as every says ??

Baaawwaaahhhh!!!!

Dumbfk
lily boca raton fl

Boca Raton, FL

#848092 Jan 26, 2013
RealDave wrote:
<quoted text>
If they can not get an abortion, what happens?
My God, you are dumber than sh*t.
They will be charged with a felony for obtaining an abortion. This is criminalizing the victim and forcing her to carry the rapists baby to term. These people are sick in the head beyond words.
Waxman

Windsor, CT

#848093 Jan 26, 2013
RealDave wrote:
<quoted text>
Evidently, you didn't see him at the Olympics in China. Couldn't even sit up straight.
Gee Dumb Dave. I must say, no, I wasn't there to see him. Were you? Did you smell his breath, lying moron?

By the way, your twin, Nutcracker spoke about you less than two hours ago. If you want to see what he wrote, here is the post:

http://www.topix.com/forum/chicago/TI79GCO8VK...
lily boca raton fl

Boca Raton, FL

#848094 Jan 26, 2013
The great-grandson of Scientology founder L. Ron Hubbard says that the Church of Scientology is one of the most “devious, systematic brainwashing systems that’s ever been invented.”

Jamie DeWolf appeared on CurrentTV's "The Young Turks" on Thursday night and spoke with host Cenk Uygur about how Scientology is able to convince people -- including big-name celebrities like Tom Cruise, John Travolta, Kirstie Alley and Juliette Lewis -- to believe its message.

"I think it is one of the most brilliant and devious, systematic brainwashing systems that's ever been invented," DeWolf told CurrentTV. "It works through electrified hypnosis. It works through past life regression therapy. It works through a lot of hodgepodge of ideas that you sort of throw together with this extremely brutal sort of security sense and this kind of like CIA-like structure that becomes really intoxicating to people."
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/01/25/jami...

Since: Feb 08

Spokane, WA

#848095 Jan 26, 2013
RealDave wrote:
<quoted text>
You said that gun seller had the right to set up at any show anywhere, anytime.
But hey, run away from your comments yet again.
Read the booth contract at that hunting show. When you sign up, you agree to those terms. So again you are WRONG.
I never said owning an assault like rifle was illegal in PA. I said it was illegal to HUNT with one. Again you are a liar.
And you said something about the "only gun I owned". Or are you denying that?
4 statements. all wrong.
How did you get this f*cking stupid?
"real dumb"
Yanking your chain is fun.
- You kn ow what the terms were? You have read the contract?
- I simply asked a question. Is it illegal to own an assault weapon in PA? I never denied that you said it was illegal to hunt with them in PA.
- Read again, I never said a word about how many guns you own.
Keep dancing and dodging, you an "nutsucker" are the champeen dancers and dodgers, and liars.
Peace
KMA
Realtime

Deltona, FL

#848096 Jan 26, 2013
lily boca raton fl wrote:
<quoted text>
They will be charged with a felony for obtaining an abortion. This is criminalizing the victim and forcing her to carry the rapists baby to term. These people are sick in the head beyond words.
The Republican lawmaker has come to her senses and amended that bill claiming that it was simply a language oversight.
Waxman

Windsor, CT

#848098 Jan 26, 2013
RealDave wrote:
<quoted text>
You said that gun seller had the right to set up at any show anywhere, anytime.
But hey, run away from your comments yet again.
Read the booth contract at that hunting show. When you sign up, you agree to those terms. So again you are WRONG.
I never said owning an assault like rifle was illegal in PA. I said it was illegal to HUNT with one. Again you are a liar.
And you said something about the "only gun I owned". Or are you denying that?
4 statements. all wrong.
How did you get this f*cking stupid?
You own a gun Dave?
lily boca raton fl

Boca Raton, FL

#848099 Jan 26, 2013
Realtime wrote:
<quoted text>The Republican lawmaker has come to her senses and amended that bill claiming that it was simply a language oversight.
I heard; but it's hard to believe that this was her bill and she now says she made a mistake. Not buying it. If they need evidence of paternity to convict a rapist, they can take it from fetal tissue after the abortion. There is no need for a woman to be forced to bear a child to convict someone of rape or incest.
What Would Jesus Pack

Nashville, NC

#848100 Jan 26, 2013
Thousands March for Gun Control

Carrying signs reading “Gun Control Now,”“We Are Sandy Hook,” and “What Would Jesus Pack?,” thousands of people marched from the Capitol to the Washington Monument in Washington, D.C., Saturday to rally for gun control. Organized by members of the local Arena Stage and co-sponsored by the group One Million Mons for Gun Control, the Washington National Cathedral, and several other churches, the march was orchestrated as a reaction to the Sandy Hook shootings. Speakers included Education Secretary Arne Duncan and D.C. Delegate Eleanor Holmes Norton, while Washington Mayor Vincent Gray and about 100 residents from Newtown, Conn., participated in the rally.
**********
What will Jesus Pack?The Coming Wrath

God's wrath will fall when Jesus returns (Jude 14-15). The passage in Revelation which pictures the return of Jesus says that He will return in righteousness to "judge and wage war" (Revelation 19:11).

The first time Jesus came, He came in loving compassion with eyes filled with tears. But when He returns, He will come in vengeance (Revelation 6:12-17), with eyes like a flame of fire (Revelation 19:12). He will come to destroy the enemies of God (Revelation 19: 11).

The presidents and kings and prime ministers of the world will get on their knees and cry out for the rocks and mountains to fall upon them, so great will be the terror of the Lord (Revelation 6:15-17). The unrighteous will stumble about like blind men, and their blood will be poured out like dust (Zephaniah 1:17).

THESE EVIL PEOPLE WANT GUN CONTROL, THEN GO AFTER THE OUTLAWS NOT LAW ABIDING GOOD PEOPLE!!!!!LAW ABIDING PEOPLE DO NOT NEED GUN CONTROL!!!Laws that forbid the carrying of arms, disarm only those who are neither inclined nor determined to commit crimes, such laws make things worse for the assaulted and better for the assailants; they serve rather to encourage than to prevent homicides, for an unarmed man may be attacked with greater confidence than an armed man.

-- Thomas Jefferson
Congress shall never disarm any citizen unless such as are or have been in actual rebellion.

-- James Madison
That the said Constitution shall never be construed to authorize Congress to infringe the just liberty of the press or the rights of conscience; or to prevent the people of the United states who are peaceable citizens from keeping their own arms...

-- Samuel Adams
GOOD PEOPLE DO NOT NEED GUN CONTROL!

Since: May 11

Loysville, PA

#848101 Jan 26, 2013
Waxman wrote:
<quoted text>
Gee Dumb Dave. I must say, no, I wasn't there to see him. Were you? Did you smell his breath, lying moron?
By the way, your twin, Nutcracker spoke about you less than two hours ago. If you want to see what he wrote, here is the post:
http://www.topix.com/forum/chicago/TI79GCO8VK...
http://gawker.com/5035885/bush-looking-drunk-...

Since: May 11

Loysville, PA

#848102 Jan 26, 2013
Waxman wrote:
<quoted text>
You own a gun Dave?
yes

Since: May 11

Loysville, PA

#848104 Jan 26, 2013
EasyEed wrote:
<quoted text>
"real dumb"
Yanking your chain is fun.
- You kn ow what the terms were? You have read the contract?
- I simply asked a question. Is it illegal to own an assault weapon in PA? I never denied that you said it was illegal to hunt with them in PA.
- Read again, I never said a word about how many guns you own.
Keep dancing and dodging, you an "nutsucker" are the champeen dancers and dodgers, and liars.
Peace
KMA
The contract was online. If you weren't such an idiot, you could find it & read it & actually become informed for a change.

BTW, when caught telling lies & showing us just how uninformed you are, playing his yanking chain thing only works in your mind. We all know the truth/.
What Would Jesus Pack

Nashville, NC

#848105 Jan 26, 2013
Quotes on the Right to Bear Arms

Don't think of it as `gun control', think of it as `victim disarmament'. If we make enough laws, we can all be criminals.

The possession of arms by the people is the ultimate warrant that government governs only with the consent of the governed.

-- Jeff Snyder

As the Founding Fathers knew well, a government that does not trust its honest, law-abiding, taxpaying citizens with the means of self-defense is not itself worthy of trust. Laws disarming honest citizens proclaim that the government is the master, not the servant, of the people.

-- Jeff Snyder

Probably fewer than 2% of handguns and well under 1% of all guns will ever be involved in a violent crime. Thus, the problem of criminal gun violence is concentrated within a very small subset of gun owners, indicating that gun control aimed at the general population faces a serious needle-in-the-haystack problem.

-- Gary Kleck, "Point Blank: Handgun Violence In America"

When only cops have guns, it's called a "police state".

-- Claire Wolfe, "101 Things To Do Until The Revolution"

Americans have the right and advantage of being armed - unlike the citizens of other countries whose governments are afraid to trust the people with arms.

-- James Madison, The Federalist Papers

"The best we can hope for concerning the people at large is that they be properly armed."

-- Alexander Hamilton, The Federalist Papers at 184-188

"Among the many misdeeds of British rule in India, history will look upon the Act depriving a whole nation of arms as the blackest."

-- Mohandas Gandhi, An Autobiography, pg 446

The people of the various provinces are strictly forbidden to have in their possession any swords, short swords, bows, spears, firearms, or other types of arms. The possession of unnecessary implements makes difficult the collection of taxes and dues and tends to foment uprisings.

-- Toyotomi Hideyoshi, dictator of Japan, August 1588

"One of the ordinary modes, by which tyrants accomplish their purposes without resistance, is, by disarming the people, and making it an offense to keep arms."

-- Constitutional scholar and Supreme Court Justice Joseph Story, 1840

"The bearing of arms is the essential medium through which the individual asserts both his social power and his participation in politics as a responsible moral being..."

-- J.G.A. Pocock, describing the beliefs of the founders of the U.S.

Men trained in arms from their infancy, and animated by the love of liberty, will afford neither a cheap or easy conquest.

-- From the Declaration of the Continental Congress, July 1775.

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