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“Amor patriae.”

Since: Feb 08

Eastern Oregon

#854176 Feb 5, 2013
RealDave wrote:
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So we are in Afghanistan fighting Al qaeda & you think Bush invaded Iraq, who had no Al Qaeda, in order to attract Al Qaeda so as to kill them there.
What, Al Qaeda would go to Iraq & not Afghanistan? Maybe we can kill them better in Iraq?
You are dumber than sh*t.
The raid to get Bin Laden was risky due to relations with Pakistan. We had to be sure he was there.
I laugh at you f*cking bozo right whiners who think we should have allowed Bin Laden to live because you are too afraid to kill him.
But if Bush would have not called him irrelevant & actually killed Bin Laden - you'd be dancing in the streets.
Many adults realize Al Qaeda is just one, of many, armed wings of Islam, a sub-group, just like the SS was to the Nazis.

Many adults also realize it took time to track Osama and eventually, it was dumped in Obama's lap, eeek!- he HAD to do something. Beverly gave him permission and after careful vacillation Barry said,"O..(stammer)...(gul p)....K." Powerful stuff. Shortly thereafter, Obama danced in the streets.
No Surprize

Seminole, FL

#854178 Feb 5, 2013
sonicfilter wrote:
Early Tuesday afternoon, House Majority Leader Eric Cantor plans to deliver a major speech kicking off his latest attempt at revitalizing the Republican Party brand.
If this sounds vaguely familiar to you, it's not your imagination. As Politico's Jake Sherman and Jonathan Allen point out, this isn't Cantor's first rodeo when it comes to brand rebuilding—it will be his fourth. In 2009, there was the National Council for a New America, in 2010 there was the "Young Guns", and in 2011 there was "cut-and-grow."
Sadly for Cantor, in 2012 his efforts were rewarded with the reelection of President Barack Obama, a larger Democratic majority in the Senate, and a smaller Republican majority in the House. But now it's 2013 and it's apparently time for the fourth generation of Eric Cantor, GOP Brand Rebuilder™. So, on Tuesday morning, Cantor explained to CBS News what will be different this time:
What this is about is about making sure that we can express why we're doing what we're doing ... what it is more is explaining why we're doing what we're doing.
Aha. So instead of doing something about being wrong, this time Eric Cantor thinks House Republicans need to do a better job of explaining why they are wrong. Great plan, sir. It worked so well the last three times you tried it.
http://www.dailykos.com/story/2013/02/05/1184...
You still have not told us why the ghettos and projects are magnets for blacks??
John Galt

Temecula, CA

#854179 Feb 5, 2013
sonicfilter wrote:
When rural county sheriffs like Michael Dixon of Osage County fire off emotionally charged missives proclaiming that they will fight federal overreach on gun control laws, that’s generally good retail politics, the kind that gets a honk and a wave from a gun-toting, pickup-driving voter. But there are consequences to painting oneself as the protector of one tortured interpretation of one sentence in the Constitution while treating the rest of the document as though it were written in invisible ink.
Consider Arizona’s crusty old Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio, who was harmless enough when putting prisoners in pink underwear, but not so much when he found himself in violation of numerous federal laws for basically ignoring those parts of the Constitution that don’t involve protecting guns or trying to prove whether the president was born in this country.
So when Mr. Dixon and others like him foolishly suggest that they will stand against any and all gun control actions taken by the federal government, they do little more than explain to their constituents how little they know of the Constitution.
http://www.stltoday.com/news/opinion/columns/...
Guess I missed the part where Joe Arpaio was found guilty of anything.
sonicfilter

Indianapolis, IN

#854180 Feb 5, 2013
Top Donors to Republicans Seek More Say in Senate Races

The biggest donors in the Republican Party are financing a new group to recruit seasoned candidates and protect Senate incumbents from challenges by far-right conservatives and Tea Party enthusiasts who Republican leaders worry could complicate the party’s efforts to win control of the Senate.

http://www.nytimes.com/2013/02/03/us/politics...
TSM

El Paso, TX

#854181 Feb 5, 2013
Death of Tenzing wrote:
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I think Homer has some Stupid Grease so you can get unstuck.
Homer, can ya help a brother out?
Death I love to help you, but they haven’t come up with a vaccine to cure Stupidity!!
John Galt

Temecula, CA

#854182 Feb 5, 2013
sonicfilter wrote:
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Does the Texas job machine have a fatal flaw?
As Gov. Rick Perry ramps up his campaign for the presidency, critics are seizing on the fact that the state has created hundreds of thousands of minimum-wage jobs during his tenure, including many without benefits.
Texas and Mississippi have the highest share of this low-paid workforce: 9.5 percent of all hourly employees were paid the minimum wage or less last year, compared with 6 percent of workers nationwide.
http://www.mcclatchydc.com/2011/08/17/121018/...
In The New York Times, five writers debated the Texas job juggernaut, and one headline captured this theme: "Texas or the Third World?"
Governor Rick Perry was in San Diego last week recruiting California high-tech companies to move to or expand in Texas because of the tax advantages.
John Galt

Temecula, CA

#854184 Feb 5, 2013
GhostofRaygun wrote:
<quoted text>And the Gap continues to widen in Texas. Texas has the highest rate per population working for minimum wage. They also have the highest in the nation of citizens without health insurance.
Texas has 6.1% unemployment, substantially below the national average.

“Amor patriae.”

Since: Feb 08

Eastern Oregon

#854186 Feb 5, 2013
Dave Chappelle wrote:
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"Semenary School," huh? I like it. Deliberate? Whatever, I'm stealin' it!
Insight told me you would.
Realtime

Deltona, FL

#854187 Feb 5, 2013
lily boca raton fl wrote:
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Perhaps the State Department should have revoked Awalikis citizenship before he was killed. That's what this is about.
There would remain the matter of his young son. IMO it's a bullshyt deal advance by the right to undermine Obama's various successes in responding to terror. BushCo would have loved to have these advanced drones.

The FBI just killed Jimmy Lee Dykes and no one is complaining. The media is complaining though because the FBI won't explain in detail how they were able to use explosives to kill Dykes without harming the child. Should mention that the military assisted the FBI in some manner.
Homer 2016

Bethlehem, PA

#854188 Feb 5, 2013
DBWriter wrote:
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"presumably" ??????????
Al Qaeda is attacking us for 7 hours. The real-time video is being watched in the White House.
http://www.captainsjournal.com/2012/11/03/so-...
This is just one of a hundred articles describing the assets available. Get off your ass and actually look for some truth, dupe.
If you actually look into the matter beyond what you're programmed to say in your indoctrinatino sessions, you'll see that one of the former SEALs was actively painting the target. That means that Specter WAS ON STATION! Probably an AC130U. A ground laser designator is not a briefing pointer laser. You do not “paint” a target until the weapons system/designator is synched; which means that the AC130 was on station.
Here is the Commandant and Sergeant Major of the Marine Corps visiting the Force Recon Marine unit specifically prepositioned in Sigonella to respond to an attack on the embassy in Libya in July, 2012.
http://www.marforaf.marines.mil/News/NewsArti...
If you actually were interested in truth, you'd have already read all of this and it would be obvious to you the White House hung the Americans out to dry in Benghazi while they watched Al Qaeda kill them on the real-time video feed.
Rigthwing blogs and opinion pieces? I asked for proof.
No Surprize

Seminole, FL

#854189 Feb 5, 2013
sonicfilter wrote:
Top Donors to Republicans Seek More Say in Senate Races
The biggest donors in the Republican Party are financing a new group to recruit seasoned candidates and protect Senate incumbents from challenges by far-right conservatives and Tea Party enthusiasts who Republican leaders worry could complicate the party’s efforts to win control of the Senate.
http://www.nytimes.com/2013/02/03/us/politics...
Communists untill you get rich. Feminist until you get married. Anti-gun untill you get robbed, family member killed or mugged by a deranged democrat. Atheist until the airplane starts falling. That's liberal.

You still have not told us why the ghettos and projects are magnets for blacks??
John Galt

Temecula, CA

#854190 Feb 5, 2013
lily boca raton fl wrote:
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Perhaps the State Department should have revoked Awalikis citizenship before he was killed. That's what this is about.
How does the State Department revoke the citizenship of an American citizen without affording him due process in the courts?

“fairtax.org”

Since: Dec 08

gauley bridge wv

#854191 Feb 5, 2013
Anonymous of Indy wrote:
United States Department of the Treasury Responsibilities
The basic functions of the Department of the Treasury mainly include:
- Producing all currency, coinage and postage stamps of the U.S.
- Collecting taxes, duties and money paid to and due to the U.S.
- Paying all bills of the U.S.
- Managing the federal finances
- Managing government accounts and the United States public debt
- Supervising national banks and thrift institutions
- Advising on domestic and international financial, monetary, economic, trade and tax policy (fiscal policy being the sum of these, and the ultimate responsibility of Congress)
- Enforcing federal finance and tax laws
- Investigating and prosecuting tax evaders
- Publishing statistical reports
With respect to the estimation of revenues for the executive branch, Treasury serves a purpose parallel to that of the Office of Management and Budget for the estimation of spending for the executive branch, the Joint Committee on Taxation for the estimation of revenues for Congress, and the Congressional Budget Office for the estimation of spending for Congress.
From 1830 until 1901, the responsibility of overseeing weights and measures was carried out by the Office of Standard Weights and Measures, which was part of the U.S. Treasury Department. After 1901, the responsibility was assigned to the agency that subsequently became known as the National Institute of Standards and Technology.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/United_States_De...
Oh good grief!!! What the man is trying to get you to understand is the Money will mostly come from the lower to upper middle class!!! Not the rich. You people are denser than a white dwarf. Just like the Bush tax rates most of the breaks went to the loser to upper middle class. Hang on to your hats, err, wallets sheeple!!
sonicfilter

Indianapolis, IN

#854192 Feb 5, 2013
John Galt wrote:
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Guess I missed the part where Joe Arpaio was found guilty of anything.
a Joe fan? better help out...

Joe Arpaio Makes Urgent Fundraising Plea To Fight 'Radical Extremists' Seeking To Recall Him

On Wednesday, activists from the Respect Arizona coalition filed registration paperwork officially kicking off a campaign to remove the controversial sheriff from his post. While they'll need 300,000 signatures to trigger the recall election, leaders of the group have experience in the form of a successful 2011 effort to topple Arizona state Sen. Russell Pearce (R), who was widely regarded as the architect of the state's highly controversial SB 1070 immigration law.

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/02/01/joe-...
Homer 2016

Bethlehem, PA

#854193 Feb 5, 2013
History 101 wrote:
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Saddam would be Obama's problem now.
Good thing he's one less enemy for him to worry about, huh?
You'd think the Democrats would be thrilled that he's gone since they wanted to get rid of him too.
So what do you think the UN meant when they issued a warning to Saddam of "serious consequences" if he tried to bamboozle them one more time?
I always wondered about that myself.
I'm sure most people are happy he is out of power including the Iranians. Homer does not think it was worth the cost of 100's of thousands of lives and trillions of dollars.

Since: May 11

Loysville, PA

#854194 Feb 5, 2013
John Galt wrote:
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Guess I missed the part where Joe Arpaio was found guilty of anything.
racial profiling
Realtime

Deltona, FL

#854195 Feb 5, 2013
History 101 wrote:
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Saddam would be Obama's problem now.
Good thing he's one less enemy for him to worry about, huh?
You'd think the Democrats would be thrilled that he's gone since they wanted to get rid of him too.
So what do you think the UN meant when they issued a warning to Saddam of "serious consequences" if he tried to bamboozle them one more time?
I always wondered about that myself.
If George the second had never invaded Iraq, Obama would not be POTUS__If BushCo had not fkd that war up so badly, Obama would not be POTUS. Bush advanced Obama to the oval office and McCain ushered him to his seat.
TheIndependentMa jority

London, KY

#854196 Feb 5, 2013
RealDave wrote:
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No Hypocrisy at all.
We invaded Afghanistan to get Bin Laden. I have no problem with that action. My problem as to do with how that war was waged.
The hypocrisy is yours as you rant about Libya & Mali.
What's the difference Davey?
None what so ever-except Saddam was an oil pilfering, Kurds into whey murdering, nation depleting, snake of a thug rogue dictator. Kind of like what's his face Khadafi...only worse on a far larger scale to regional stability.

No damn difference what so ever. It's all the same, whether you choose to admit it or not.

And BTW, just so you cannot deny the hypocricy-you even stated it yourself- that we are in the region (still) "helping to fight terrorists".

So why the big LIE and sham BS about Libya. Why didn't they just tell the truth to start with, and state the FACTS to the America public as they REALLY were?

HYPOCRICY (and lies of ommission) in action.

Just admit it...and quit trying to weasel away from the TRUTH, worm.
lily boca raton fl

Boca Raton, FL

#854197 Feb 5, 2013
The Republican governor of Ohio said on Monday that he will expand Medicaid broadly with millions in federal money — drawing the ire of conservatives who had hoped to stop Obamacare from taking effect on the state level

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“Constitutionalis t”

Since: Dec 10

Spring, TX

#854198 Feb 5, 2013
mdbuilder wrote:
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Many adults realize Al Qaeda is just one, of many, armed wings of Islam, a sub-group, just like the SS was to the Nazis.
Many adults also realize it took time to track Osama and eventually, it was dumped in Obama's lap, eeek!- he HAD to do something. Beverly gave him permission and after careful vacillation Barry said,"O..(stammer)...(gul p)....K." Powerful stuff. Shortly thereafter, Obama danced in the streets.
Obama didn't have a clue the operation was happening. He thought he'd be playing golf all goddam day that day. Now, give me a break here. The president is going to invade an allied country and kill bin Laden, and he's going to go golfing?
You really don't have a clue in the world what has to happen to cover all the bases for an op like that. Yet, here you are spewing the most ignorant crap on this site.
You are an idiot.

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