She said she was a Democrat!!! What a coinky dink, oink, oink!!<quoted text>Well, I'd always wondered where that "hog on ice" idiom originated...she did claim to be an Independent like the rest of the extreme TP morans here, right?
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#849837 Jan 29, 2013
#849838 Jan 29, 2013
Obama is not the lesser of two evils, he is the more effective of two evils Obama is getting away with things that no white president could get away with ...those who have orchestrated his two terms are well aware of that.-Jared Ball, crediting Glen Ford.
Obama is NOT the Realization of Kings Dream
Barack Obama is the first African-American to hold the office of President of the United States. This is a major milestone to be sure. In 1963, when civil rights leader Dr. Martin Luther King gave his famous and iconic I have a Dream speech, such an achievement would have seemed unachievable, if not unthinkable.
Considerable attention has been brought to the fact that this year, the date of his second and final presidential nomination falls on Martin Luther King Day. This would not be the first time comparisons have been made between the two men.
A popular sentiment in America is that the election of Barack Obama to the US Presidency represents the realization of Kings dream. However, anyone who has taken a close look at Obamas background and record in office should find this puzzling.
In one of his last speeches, King spoke of the triple evils not only of racism, but of materialism and militarism. Obama has overseen the expansion of Bushs wars, as well as government bail-outs of financial interests implicated in the scandalous sub-prime mortgage fiasco.(Incidentally, seven of those Wall Street firms Goldman Sachs, UBS AG, Lehman Brothers, JP Morgan Chase, Citigroup, Morgan Stanley and Credit Suisse were by February 2008, among the top fourteen donors to Obamas first campaign for US President.)
This weeks Global Research News Hour focuses on the role of Barack Obama within the framework of the American power structure. Our guest is Jared Ball, Associate Professor of Communication Studies at Morgan State University in Baltimore, MD. The interview focuses on Obamas track record in office, his inaugural address, and what his Cabinet picks tell us about his policy priorities moving forward.
Mali The End Game. Imperial Hand-Over?
In one of his most recent essays, Al Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb: Whos Who? Who is Behind the Terrorists? Professor Michel Chossudovsky of the Centre for Research on Globalization addresses the current crisis in Northern Mali, and the hostage-taking in Algeria.
#849839 Jan 29, 2013
What working conservatives? The house was foreclosed on and abandoned.
Court cant find mansion squatter
by Kim Miller
Andre De Paula Barbosa, the 23-year-old man trying to stake claim to a Boca Raton mansion, couldnt be located by process servers to notify him of an eviction complaint filed by Bank of America.
Summonses served Wednesday to Barbosa and eight other unknown tenants listed in the eviction suit were returned unused, meaning they werent successfully served. A second set of summonses were issued Friday, according Palm Beach County Clerk of Court records.
Barbosa filed a so-called adverse possession claim on the waterfront home at 580 Golden Harbour Drive in December. News of the claim and the frustration of neighbors who want him out gained national attention this week.
Even if Barbosa is soon found by process servers, the court eviction process could take three to four months, said Richard Zaretsky, a West Palm Beach-based real estate attorney
Purchased in 2005 for $3.1 million, the more than 7,000-square-foot home was previously owned by Michael Comparato, who signed a deed in lieu of foreclosure to Bank of America in July, according to Palm Beach County court records.
Since: Dec 10
#849840 Jan 29, 2013
Go back and see who the f**k you replied to, idiot.... jeeeezzz... you can lead a horse to water, but you can't make it grow a thumb and shoot itself.
Now, kindly tell us the answers. Here's the post again for your convenience:
Where was Obama during the 7-hour battle between Al Qaeda and the stripped-down American security detatchment while the real-time video was being watched in the White House?
Where will the money come from to pay for Obama's government?
Since the answers are so logical and obvious, you should have no problems just jotting down them for us.
A simple location is required to answer the first question.
A simple source of money is required to answer the second question.
#849841 Jan 29, 2013
Good news on Kerry, yes, he invited President Obama to speak at the convention nominating him for President; I'll never forget that speech. It put him on the map.
65 Syrians found shot in the head, hands bound. Spoke to some friends who are originally from there; they think that President Assad will prevail and not step down. Interesting.
#849842 Jan 29, 2013
On January 24, Obama nominated Mary Jo White as SEC head.You dont want to mess with Mary Jo, he said.
The Securities and Exchange Act of 1934 followed the Securities Act of 1933. Under the Constitutions interstate commerce clause, it required offers and security sales to be registered. State blue sky laws previously governed them.
The 1934 law regulated secondary trading of financial securities. It established the SEC under Section 4 to enforce the new act.
Later came the 1939 Trust Indenture Act, the 1940 Investment Company Act, the same year Investment Advisors Act, Sarbanes-Oxley in 2002, the 2006 Credit Rating Agency Reform Act, and Dodd-Frank in 2010.
SEC regulators long ago abandoned their mandate. The agency was established to enforce federal securities laws, the security industry, the nations financial and options exchanges, and other electronic securities markets and instruments.
In the 1930s, they were unknown. They include derivatives and other forms of speculation. In principle, SEC is charged with uncovering wrongdoing, assuring investors arent swindled, and keeping the nations financial markets free from fraud and other abuses.
For decades, its been weak-kneed. Under George Bush, it was more facilitator than enforcer. Its a paper tiger. It abandoned the public trust. It operates the same way under Obama. It
turns a blind eye to fraud and abuse;
protects Wall Street, not investors;
neutered its enforcement staffs authority;
adopted voluntary regulation; and
lets investment banks hold less reserve capital, as well as freely use leverage speculatively.
Wall Street gets a free hand. Major banks take full advantage. At most, they get occasional wrist slaps. Fines imposed are pocket change. Prosecutions dont follow. Mega-crooks are free to keep stealing. They take full advantage.
#849843 Jan 29, 2013
The Republican-controlled House of Representatives pushed back the deadline for raising the federal debt ceiling Wednesday, voting for a measure that would suspend the current limit on federal borrowing until May 19. The vote averted an immediate crisis over the debt ceiling that threatened to destabilize US and world financial markets.
The move sets the stage for negotiations over the next several months between the two big-business parties over deep cuts in social programs.
The White House endorsed the postponement of the debt ceiling, issuing a conciliatory statement Tuesday, the day before the vote, with White House press secretary Jay Carney saying that if the bill reaches the presidents desk he would not stand in the way of the bill becoming law.
Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid hailed the House action, declaring,Im very glad that they are going to send us a clean debt-ceiling bill. Democratic Senator Patty Murray of Washington state, chair of the Senate Budget Committee, immediately embraced the requirement in the House bill that the Senate pass a budget by April 15.
As the price of voting for this extension, more Republicans demanded an intensification of the assault on essential social benefit programs like Social Security, Medicare and Medicaid. This is comprised of at least three separate initiatives:
The House will adopt a budget resolution, drafted by Budget Committee chairman Paul Ryan, aimed at reducing the annual federal deficit to zero over the next ten years. While Ryan gave no details, the cuts required would go far beyond his two previous proposals, in 2011 and 2012, which included transforming Medicare into a voucher program and effectively eliminating Medicaid.
Congressional Republicans will enter the next round of fiscal negotiations on the so-called sequester, spending cuts that take effect March 1, with the demand that the full $110 billion in across-the-board cuts take effect. Any rescinding of scheduled cuts, for example in military spending, as demanded by many congressional Democrats and Republicans, would require equivalent offsetting cuts somewhere else.
The debt ceiling extension is tied to a requirement that the Democratic-controlled Senate adopt a budget resolution of its own by April 15. Murrays support means that Senate Democrats will go on record with their own proposal for cuts in entitlement programs for the first time since Obama entered the White House in 2009.
These maneuvers set the stage for a new and greatly accelerated attack on the social programs on which tens of millions of working, disabled and elderly Americans rely on for their health coverage and basic income.
Pushing the debt ceiling back into May gives priority to the budget talks over the sequester cuts, set to take effect March 1, and to a measure that would authorize federal spending for the remainder of the 2013 fiscal year. The current authorization, known in Washington jargon as a continuing resolution, was adopted before the 2012 election and expires March 27. At that point, many federal operations would be shut down for lack of funding.
#849844 Jan 29, 2013
As the War on Terror enters its second decade, the rhetoric of fear remains effective in silencing opposition to warrantless surveillance, whichalong with drone strikes and indefinite detentionseems immune to meaningful legislative oversight or judicial review.
In the name of national security, what was once considered in violation of basic precepts of American justice, today is passed off as nothing more than the status quo. And barely a word of outrage is heard.
While pundits and partisans argue about what President Obamas second inaugural address bodes for the next four years of political in-fighting, the assault on privacy rights that began under George W. Bush shows no signs of abating under Obama. Just before the New Year, the President signed into law an extension to a warrantless intercept program that infringes on basic legal precepts of privacy and, many argue, directly contradicts the Fourth Amendment.
In all the drama surrounding the fiscal cliff, the renewal of the FISA Amendments Act (FAA)the 2008 legislation that allows for warrantless surveillance of the emails, text messages, and internet searches of US citizensseems to have slipped under the radar.
Under the renewed law, for the next five years the National Security Agency (NSA) can eavesdrop without a warrant on US citizens who are suspected of engaging in conversations with suspicious non-US-citizens. Conversations have to contain foreign intelligence informationbut exactly how this broad term is interpreted by the NSA is unclear. Whats more, a FISA order on one specific person can be used against entire groups, potentially meaning blanket surveillance on thousands of Americans at a time.
Spying on Americans under Obama II: Five More Years of Widespread Government Surveillance
Since: May 11
#849845 Jan 29, 2013
OMG, not the "never had a job" lie again.
Come on, get imaginative & make up some new lies for a change.
If you were that Senator..... Now that's comical. Hillary would have you whimpering cowering in the corner.
Since: Dec 10
#849846 Jan 29, 2013
Then he shouldn't have any problem deporting all the illegal aliens not working, right?
How many illegal aliens are here?
What source are you using to get that number?
How about we put that number into any bill that comes through to cap any conditions given to illegal aliens?
Better yet, how about we give every illegal alien working a H1b work visa.
And, we deport every illegal alien not working.
Then, we stop paying people to not do the work these illegal aliens are here doing. Get a job or starve. If you can't find a job, there are 30 million illegal aliens doing the work we're paying you to not do. Take one of those jobs.
... problem solved, and no new law was required to do it that way.
Since: Jul 08
We will not go gentle
#849847 Jan 29, 2013
How's it hangin', Jane? That was the Breitbart blogs that used the "Lick Wall Street's Boots" nonsense you plagiarized. The "Wall Street Journal" actually included that "Ms. White's former clients include the independent directors of News Corp NWSA +0.50%., who hired her in 2011 during the company's U.K. phone-hacking scandal. News Corp. owns Dow Jones & Co., publisher of The Wall Street Journal."
No joke like an old joke like an illiterate fool of a Tea Bagger...
#849848 Jan 29, 2013
Back in 1992 the Pentagons Joint Chiefs of Staff held a Strategy Essay Competition.
The winner was a National War College student paper entitled,The Origins of the American Military Coup of 2012. Authored by Colonel Charles J. Dunlap, Jr. the paper is a well documented,darkly imagined excursion into the future.
The ostensibly fictional work is written from the perspective of an imprisoned senior military officer about to be executed for opposing the military takeover of America, a coup accomplished through legal means. The essay makes the point that the coup was the outgrowth of trends visible as far back as 1992, including the massive diversion of military forces to civilian uses, particularly law enforcement.
Dunlap cites what he considered a dangerous precedent, the 1981 Military Cooperation with Civilian Law Enforcement Agencies Act, an act that sanctioned US military engagement with law enforcement in domestic support operations, including civil disturbance operations. The act codified the lawful status and use of military assets in domestic police work.
Encroachment upon Basic Freedoms
Since that time the American people have been subject to a series of deeper and deeper encroachments upon our basic freedoms, increasingly extensive deployment of military operations on the home front, perpetrated by a corporate driven military mission creep that now claims the right and duty to arrest and detain us on the word of a Pentagon or White House operative. President Obamas signing of the 2012 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) whose Section 1021 sanctions the military detention of American citizens without charge, essentially aims to put the last nail in the coffin of our Constitution, our teetering Republic and our most basic democratic traditions.
The statute contains a sweeping worldwide indefinite detention provision. While President Obama issued a signing statement saying he had serious reservations about the provisions, the statement only applies to how his administration (you can trust me) would use the authorities granted by the NDAA, and would not affect how the law is interpreted by subsequent administrations. The White House had threatened to veto an earlier version of the NDAA, but reversed course (of course) shortly before Congress voted on the final bill, which the President signed on the 31st of December 2011, a day that will go down in infamy.
President Obamas action today is a blight on his legacy because he will forever be known as the president who signed indefinite detention without charge or trial into law, said Anthony D. Romero, ACLU executive director.The statute is particularly dangerous because it has no temporal or geographic limitations, and can be used by this and future presidents to militarily detain people captured far from any battlefield. According to Senator Dianne Feinstein.Congress is essentially authorizing the indefinite imprisonment of American citizens, without charge, she said.We are not a nation that locks up its citizens without charge. Think again.(Guardian, 12/14/11)
Since: Jul 07
#849849 Jan 29, 2013
Note to "imposters". Please stop, nuc can't take much more. Tia
I got your back, nuc.
#849850 Jan 29, 2013
The Obama administrations vendetta against whistleblowers continues with the sentence of 30 months jail time handed down on Friday for former CIA agent John C. Kiriakou, who in 2007 acknowledged that US agents were involved in torture.
On December 10, 2007, Kiriakou was interviewed on ABC News about the capture of Abu Zubaydah, who the Bush administration claimed was an Al Qaeda mastermind and aide to Osama Bin Laden. In the course of the interview, Kiriakou acknowledged that CIA agents waterboarded Zubaydah.
Kiriakous statements about torture in the 2007 interview were ambivalent. On the one hand, Kiriakou stated that the torture of Zubaydah was effective in obtaining information. On the other hand, Kiriakou was apparently troubled by the political, legal, and moral implications of torture.
Whatever Kiriakous intentions in his initial ABC News interview, his statements represented the first public confirmation by a government agent that Zubaydah had been waterboarded. The interview was widely reported and lauded internationally, but it also made Kiriakou a number of enemies in high places.
Kiriakous 2007 interview represented a step forward in efforts to bring to light the criminal abduction, torture, and murder apparatus erected by the US government in the course of the so-called war on terror. The revelation that Zubaydah was tortured certainly implicated top personnel in the US government, as well as the torturers themselves, in war crimes and other serious violations of US and international law.
In the upside-down world of the US justice system, the orchestrators of torture remain at large, and Kiriakou is going to prison.
Since: Jul 08
We will not go gentle
#849851 Jan 29, 2013
Could you manage to actually read some of this sh!T and paraphrase instead of just copying the whole shmeal to regurgitate? I mean, it's not as if you had anything better to do.
Since: Dec 10
#849852 Jan 29, 2013
Enlighten us. Tell us about Obama's work history.
As I recall, Obama had two stints as a summer intern and some work on something called "Project Vote" and had never passed the bar and had never even seen the inside of a courtroom as a lawyer when he was somehow given a position on the faculty at the University of Chicago Law School.
Tell us more about Obama's (lack of a) work history.
#849853 Jan 29, 2013
Benjamin Jealous, expressed his views on Barack Obama and the Black Struggle .
Via Washington Post:
NAACP President and CEO Benjamin Jealous said Sunday, perhaps unwittingly, that black Americans are doing far worse than when President Obama first took office.The countrys back to pretty much where it was when this president started, Mr. Jealous told MSNBC host David Gregory on Meet the Press.White people in this country are doing a bit better. Black people are doing far worse.
The black unemployment rate was 12.7 percent when Mr. Obama took office. While the unemployment rate in the U.S. as a whole is below 8 percent, the Labor Department reported the black jobless rate was up from 12.9 percent to 14 percent for December. The worst during Mr Obamas first term was in September 2011, with 16.7 percent unemployment for blacks the highest since 1983, the Department of Labor reports. The black teen jobless rate hit a staggering 39.3 percent in July 2012.
The NAACP, the National Urban League and the National Action Network, among others, met for the second time on Friday to discuss a black agenda for the president, Politic365 reports. The coalition stated it will urge Mr. Obama to mention an urban jobs plan in his State of the Union speech on Feb. 12.
There is a valid point made here
You had no life before OBAMA so you can't be truthful also you still have no life RACIST KKK DWEMOCRAT DUMMY
#849854 Jan 29, 2013
Listen SAMBO THIS is A FREE BOARD KEEP YOUR JIM CROW KKK DEMOCRAT GARBAGE TO YOURSELF I CAN POST WHAT I WANT KEEP THAT SAMBO GARBAGE TO YOURSELF DON'T READ IT THATS ALL BABY GIRL MOVE FORWARD
#849855 Jan 29, 2013
Russia disagrees as does nearby Lebanon and even Syria's BFF Iran is fretting.
As long as the USA avoids anything beyond humanitarian aid and helping our buds in Turkey control the border I don't give a fk what happens to Syria. Not our problem!
Should add that the USA just provided Lebanon with 2000 armored vehicles (APC's) a few helicopters and 38 million rounds of small arms ammo. Looks like we look for Lebanon to do for themselves.
#849856 Jan 29, 2013
You probably can't see anything...through those inebriated blood-shot eyes of yours.
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