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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Jane Says

New York, NY

#855013 Feb 6, 2013
Menendez’s cronies
Beyond senator’s prostitute woes

Put on your shocked faces: Since my bipartisan call last week for Democratic women to join the Ladies Against Sen. Sleaze-Bob movement, not a single Democratic woman in Washington has signed up. Here’s the thing. The brewing scandal involving Sen. Bob Menendez (D-NJ), the new chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, is not just a “sex scandal.” It’s a crony-corruption scandal of sordid, soap-operatic proportions.

Shady Menendez campaign contributor and best-friend-forever Salomon Melgen is the high-flying eye doctor at the center of the senator’s ills.

Melgen is owner of the Casa de Campo resort home, where he and Menendez reportedly engaged in sexual romps with a bevy of Dominican escorts, including at least one minor girl. In his latest statement on the matter Monday, Menendez repeated his blanket denials of any wrongdoing, recycled his attack on conservative media reporting the story and labeled accounts of the alleged island sex parties “smears.”

While his lips keep denying, his actions smack of lying. Last week, he sheepishly disclosed that he’d just reimbursed Melgen in January of this year for nearly $60,000 in expenses tied to two of three private jet trips to the Dominican Republic in 2010 — trips he had never admitted taking before.

Senate rules require prior approval of such private jet travel and luxury lodging. Senate rules also require financial disclosure of such gifts after approval.

Menendez ignored all the rules, blamed his staff and now wheedles that the matter simply “fell through the cracks.”

But you know what didn’t fall through the cracks? A special multimillion-dollar port-security contract Melgen wanted with the Dominican Republic. The politically connected ophthalmologist — who forked over $700,000 to help Menendez and other Democrats get re-elected last cycle — has zero experience in port security. But Menendez used a Senate hearing last summer to lobby for enforcement of the contract Melgen’s company has with the Dominican government.

Menendez also met with officials from the Obama State and Commerce departments on the matter, though he was careful not to mention Melgen by name.

One of Menendez’s longtime senior legislative aides, Pedro Pablo Permuy, will be in charge of operations, according to Melgen’s cousin and legal mouthpiece Vinicio Castillo Seman. The contract is estimated to be worth up to $1 billion over the next 20 years, according to The Miami Herald. How do you say “crony government” in Spanish?

Know-nothing Menendez denies any knowledge of his veteran aide’s involvement with the company, of course. Or rather, his lips have issued another in a long line of denials.

Wait, there’s more. While Melgen shelled out millions to Menendez and the Democratic Party over the years, he is a serial tax evader. The jet-setting doc incurred liens of $1.3 million before 2002,$6.2 million in 2011, and a still outstanding $11.1 million lien between 2006 and 2009.

And the FBI and US Department of Health and Human Services are now sifting through boxes of documents they carted away during last week’s raid of Melgen’s offices as part of a Medicare fraud investigation.

The feds finally acted after a document shredding truck was spotted outside Melgen’s clinic. I think it’s safe to say a “right-wing blog” didn’t send it.

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#855014 Feb 6, 2013
History 101 wrote:
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What's ironic is they will target law-abiding citizens as being some kind of threat and then threaten to take away their second amendment right to protect themselves, but they won't even entertain the idea of cracking down on the sale of extremely violent videos or chastising Hollyweird for their contribution to gratutious violence.
Democrats are very selective, as it turns out, which rights and which citizens they choose to diminish and demonize.
But I do agree that raising the price of these videos is at least a small step in the right direction.
One of the violent video games you mention is made by the NRA.

Gonna blame that on the liberals, too??

Since: May 11

Loysville, PA

#855015 Feb 6, 2013
History 101 wrote:
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Of course, Bush wanted to kill Osama. Why do you think we bombed the heck out of Afghanistan immediately following 9/11 and then bombed the heck out of the mountains where he thought Osama was hiding?
When we lost track of Osama and had reason to believe he was dead inside one of those mountains, there were much bigger fish to fry and Bush concentrated on the bigger fish at that point.
It would have been distracting if the American public were led to believe Osama was the only mastermind of 9/11 and there weren't others just as dangerous, if not more so, in the al Qaeda ranks.
A lot of them were wiped out or captured in Iraq when they scurried over there to claim Iraq the frontlines.
This president would have ignored all other threats and all other al Qaeda ring leaders believing Osama was the brass ring when he wasn't anymore.
Honesty isn't this president's strong suit. Looking good and taking all the credit for someone else's tough decisions is.
What a crock.

Bush declared Bin Laden irrelevant.

In a news conference, a reporter asked Bush where Bin Laden was.

His reply was "who cares?"
Homer 2016

Bethlehem, PA

#855016 Feb 6, 2013
John Galt wrote:
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Abdulrahman al-Awlaki was separately targeted and murdered.
Pretty much the same as if some foreign agent targeted Obama's children for assassination.
Bah, if anyone targets Obama's kids it's going to be a good old fashioned American rightwinger.

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Debils Magic Penis

Orlando, FL

#855017 Feb 6, 2013
History 101 wrote:
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Love it. You actually stole this topix name too...hilarious.
You're confessing you have a teeny weeny penis, debil? How teeny weeny is it?
At the moment or twenty minutes ago? It's about... I'm guessin' here... about 2 and a half inches long. But, remember, it's 7 inches in diameter an' I been sittin' out on the porch in the col'. You kiss it though and it turn into a two-suiter. You actually think a man measures hisself worriedly every day in case he don't measure up? Heheheheheheh, carol, honey, you lead a sheltered life. Now, your tits... that's a horse of a different color... you call me whatever you want, honey, Debil don' lack fo' self-esteem. Here, he loan you some...

Debil remember his first trip to Sweden, it where he learn magic. He stayin' with this family an' they got two teen-age daughters who nearly 6 feet tall and blonde and tanned even in June when it still pretty cold up there. We eat dinner and hang around and then the whole family take me down in the basement and we undress completely an' get in the sauna. No fuss no muss.

Debil feel the col' leach out his bones an' then he notice how noce it is to sit aroun' talkin' with all these attractive naked people. in fact he prob'ly noticin' too much cause pretty soon ol' Willy's at half-mast an' risin'. Finally they can't ignore it anymore an' everybody start laughin' an' makin' fun of up-tight Americans when they first see naked Swedes - they don' eat so much shit as we do.

So we chuckle it off, I manage to sit casually with a towel over my lap an' then somebody jump up an' we all rush out the basement door to the back yard. Debil run right along with them but he notice pretty soon it 35 degrees out there, but he caught up in the spirit of the thing so he run down to the lake behind the two young women an' he notice now that he cain't take his eyes off they asses so he gettin' blasted with pine branches which draw blood much to the amusement of all who, apparently, had endured this sort of thing before.

Then the woods open up to the lake and everybody charge in in great merriment an' first thing debil notices is that he not in Kansas no more. He start screamin' an' everybody come hep' him out the water an' he looks down an' his penis is GONE m-fcker, it slap not there no mo'. It magic! He scream again an' his hosts assure him it'll be ok once we get back in the sauna.

We do this several mo' times, the same routine an' pretty soon, carol, your penis just sort of give up. He hang out there dejectedly an' stop runnin' up an' down the flagpole an' then you fully appreciate him they way you would a Labrador Retriever puppy.

Then, later on while you layin' in bed with a toddy feelin' like you about to die, Helga knocks on you door an' she got a prim little gown on an' without sayin' a word she climb in bed with you and hug you back to life and she smells like the sea. That when you discover how boring life would be without a Labrador Retriever puppy.

“fairtax.org”

Since: Dec 08

gauley bridge wv

#855018 Feb 6, 2013
Baltimore Broke, Bankruptcy Looms!!!
Jimmy

Newington, CT

#855022 Feb 6, 2013
sonicfilter wrote:
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Scarborough: Drone policy is far worse than Bush terror policy
http://tv.msnbc.com/2013/02/05/scarborough-dr...
Drone Strikes’ Dangers to Get Rare Moment in Public Eye
http://www.nytimes.com/2013/02/06/world/middl...
Congress looks to limit drone strikes
.... The Democratic-led outcry......
http://www.cbsnews.com/8301-250_162-57567793/...
and now....
House Speaker John Boehner (R-OH) on Wednesday said he agrees with his Republican colleague Mike Rogers (R-MI), chairman of the House Intelligence Committee, on the use of drone strikes against U.S. citizens who are believed to be senior al-Qaeda members. In a statement Tuesday, Rogers defended the use of the strikes, arguing that the government has the authority and obligation to protect itself from terrorist threats.
http://livewire.talkingpointsmemo.com/entry/b...
ok you right wing nutjobs, when you attack Obama for the use of drones you're hating on the GOP.
bad nutjobs.
Your Ministry of Propogana had no choice to "FINALLY" cover the story, nitwit.

I guess it went right over your pointed head, didn't it?

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Realtime

Deltona, FL

#855023 Feb 6, 2013
History 101 wrote:
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Of course, Bush wanted to kill Osama. Why do you think we bombed the heck out of Afghanistan immediately following 9/11 and then bombed the heck out of the mountains where he thought Osama was hiding?
When we lost track of Osama and had reason to believe he was dead inside one of those mountains, there were much bigger fish to fry and Bush concentrated on the bigger fish at that point.
It would have been distracting if the American public were led to believe Osama was the only mastermind of 9/11 and there weren't others just as dangerous, if not more so, in the al Qaeda ranks.
A lot of them were wiped out or captured in Iraq when they scurried over there to claim Iraq the frontlines.
This president would have ignored all other threats and all other al Qaeda ring leaders believing Osama was the brass ring when he wasn't anymore.
Honesty isn't this president's strong suit. Looking good and taking all the credit for someone else's tough decisions is.
OBL was the face of terrorism__the enmy of Merica needs a face, or at least that's what Cheney had trained W to believe.

Cheney could work W like a puppet, knew just how to massage and which words to use.

Hah, honesty is not your strong point babe.

Since: Dec 12

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#855024 Feb 6, 2013
Waxman wrote:
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Hey nutcase option,
So your president murders americans and their 16 yr old innocent kids abroad with drones, eh?
Yeah, thought your propoganda media would not tell you.
Stay tuned commie punk.
Waxman has excluded NBC/MSNBC from the left wing media conspiracy.

Does that mean we can now cite them for facts?
Homer 2016

Bethlehem, PA

#855025 Feb 6, 2013
flack wrote:
Baltimore Broke, Bankruptcy Looms!!!
Bah, they just won the Super Bowl. Of course they would have lost if you'd have picked them.
Homer 2016

Bethlehem, PA

#855026 Feb 6, 2013
History 101 wrote:
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We're not in Kansas anymore. Some of us apparently just like living in the Land of Oz.
Well I hope you are enjoying your stay. Hey, can you send me a postcard of those color changing horses?

Since: Dec 12

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#855028 Feb 6, 2013
John Galt wrote:
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XOM and COP are competitors.
Both are very profitable because they produce an essential product.
Owning stock in profitable companies is great.
I know, I try to invest only in profitable companies.

Since: Sep 10

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#855029 Feb 6, 2013
lily boca raton fl wrote:
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Who does the oil belong to?
That's a whole 'nother topic.

Alaska makes oil companies companies pay Alaskans for the resources they took out of the ground. It's called royalty payments.

Yet the oil companies still made tremendous profits!!

Palin was all for it, too! So it should be part of the TP plank!!

The oil and ng belongs to all Americans, not oil companies.

They should be allowed to drill for it and sell it, but just as in Alaska, we the people should get a share of the money.

But the Rclowns don't even want to take away big oil's tax breaks and subsidies, much less make them pay royalties to Americans.

“It's all about the struggle”

Since: Jun 10

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#855032 Feb 6, 2013
shinningelectr0n wrote:
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You and the Town Drunk could sing a duet because you can keep up with him.
It's nice to find your equal, eh? Warm. Touching. Exhilarating.
HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAAHA
That reminds me of a Gahan Wilson cartoon I saw googling something else. It showed wolves howling at a moon and pondering the futility of their raucous actions. I suspected Wilson intended irony in the tone.

Maybe I credited him too much wit?

Since: Sep 10

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#855034 Feb 6, 2013
I should offer help to the all knowing History 101??

Not likely, but you might find it on your own.

After all, you are the Gingrinch of the thread.
History 101 wrote:
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No, I, for one, would demand the NRA to stop selling it.
Do you know the name of that video?

Since: Sep 10

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#855036 Feb 6, 2013
History 101 wrote:
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No, I, for one, would demand the NRA to stop selling it.
Do you know the name of that video?
BTW, I'm no fan of any video games.

But our Military uses them to train people with.

I'd be happy to see them banned.

But video games don't shoot people.

Guns shoot people.

Like the punk in TX, who killed the Navy Seal just to steal his truck.

Or the redneck who killed the school bus dfriver and took a child hostage.

Crazy people and guns are a deadly combination.

And we've too many of both in this nation.

“Constitutionalis t”

Since: Dec 10

Spring, TX

#855038 Feb 6, 2013
sonicfilter wrote:
It’s the Messaging, Stupid. It’s the Stupid Messaging.
....Overall, if you believe fiscal conservatism is right and is best for everyone and we still aren’t winning, then I believe there are only two possibilities: People are too dumb to get it or we’re too dumb to say it in a way that is comprehensible. Since I believe we’re right and that people aren’t inherently stupid, I must opt for the latter....
http://www.redstate.com/2013/02/06/its-the-me...
Since you have all the answers, answer this question:

Where will the money come from to pay for Obama's government?

All you have to do is identify a simple source of money to answer that question.

Since: Sep 10

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#855039 Feb 6, 2013
Ssssooooooooo..........nobody ever told you the 'Wizard Of Oz' was a make believe story?? Like the Tea Party??

That it was Cheney all along??
History 101 wrote:
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I clicked my heels 3 times a long time ago - back in November 2008.
You're the one who still can't tell fantasy from reality.
Click your heels 3 times, Homer. Hurry!
Debils Magic Penis

Orlando, FL

#855040 Feb 6, 2013
flack wrote:
Baltimore Broke, Bankruptcy Looms!!!
Maybe they shoulda bet mo' on the football game?

Since: Sep 10

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#855042 Feb 6, 2013
The Post Office is required by the Constitution. DUH

Obamacare was found to be Constitutional by the Conservative Supreme Court.

You lose again.
History 101 wrote:
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Obama's exact words: "UPS and FedEx are doing just fine. It's the Post Office that's always having problems!"
Oh crap...the President of the United States doesn't know Obamacare is going to be another disaster like the Post Office...God help us.

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