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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Twisted logic defines OBAMA administration policy. It exceeds the worst of George Bush. It includes a menu of lawless practices.

Congress hasn’t officially seen the white paper. White House officials won’t acknowledge administration authority to kill Awlaki. They provided no evidence justifying it.

“According to the white paper,” said The Times,“Constitution and the Congressional authorization for the use of force after the attacks of Sept. 11, 2001, gave” Obama unchecked powers.

Definitions aren’t forthcoming. Vagueness substitutes for specifics. Due process and judicial fairness don’t apply. Geopolitical priorities alone matter.

The Times quoted Center for National Security Studies director Kate Martin calling the white paper “a confusing blend of self-defense and law of war concepts and doesn’t clearly explain whether there is a different standard for killing a senior Al Qaeda leader depending on whether he is a citizen.”

“Its due process is especially weak.”

Congress needs to act. At stake are fundamental issues. They include balance of power and rule of law principles. They no longer apply. They need to be reasserted.

Stephen Lendman lives in Chicago and can be reached at lendmanstephen@sbcglobal.net.

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mdbuilder wrote:
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Yeah, right, and a stork delivered your mommy's little bundle of joy.
To start with, Adam Lanza wasn't a registered anything!!

But his mother was a lifeloong Republican and member of the NRA who believed her guns would protect her.

How'd that work out??

And like a good wingnut, she raised a murderer.

You get more stupid with each day of Obama's new term.

Funny how you wingnuts are coming unglued!!

I'm lovin' it!!
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Homer 2016 wrote:
Bottom line Homer would rather discontinue subsidies to oil companies than give up Saturday mail delivery.
Finishing up that fresh cup of coffee while reading the morning paper, always in the back of your mind the thought of the mail arriving. Then when you know it's time you put on your slippers and take a stroll out to the mailbox, waving at the mail person as they whisk off in the distance with there bounty of letters.
The scent of pine and fresh mown grass greet you as you begin your walk to the mailbox a gentle breeze in your hair and the sun's warmth on your face, each step your pace quickens with the anticipation of finally getting your hands on the morning's correspondence, a smile comes to your face as you finally reach the mailbox.
But alas you have to wait until Monday, as clouds form above you and within a flash the skies open up drenching you as you run back to your house, wet and miserable you think back to days gone by...
Homer wears slippers.

'Nuff said.

Mail delivery three days per week would be more than adequate.
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lily boca raton fl wrote:
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They seriously need to get some new material
old booze and 4 year old Obamafailure continues to work for lily

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Death if you have a Problem with Oil Companies getting subsidies don’t blame them blame congress there the ones that Authorize Them!!
You're right.

So why do Republiclowns refuse to end oil subsidies, even as our nation is broke??

Even Rmoney said the oil subsidies had to end. DUH

Makes no sense. Everything else will be cut, but God Forbid messing with Big Oil!!

You nitwits are ssssooooo stupid!!
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Death of Tenzing wrote:
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The criticality of oil to our economy is not at issue in this discussion. The question is whether or not the oil industry is subsidized. In this post you're justifying those subsidies not disproving them.
The question is not oil industry subsidies, but all subsidies.

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What "tax breaks"?
The left keeps saying this, but cannot be specific.
Bullshit.

As usual, you deny anything you disagree with. You're as stupid as Dweeb.

Truth is, oil companies are on Corporate welfare.

Yet you stupidly argue otherwise.

I was quite specific in my answer to your stupidity last evening, but you walked away from the truth, as usual.
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Naming the Dead: New Investigation into Victims of US Drone Strikes
The Bureau of Investigative Journalism is launching an ambitious new investigation, which will seek to identify as many as possible of those killed in US covert drone strikes in Pakistan, whether civilian or militant.

The Bureau is raising some of the money for this project through a crowd-funding appeal.

As part of our ongoing monitoring and reporting of CIA and Pentagon drone strikes, the Bureau has already recorded the names of hundreds of people killed in Pakistan, Yemen and Somalia.

At the end of January 2013, the Bureau was able to identify by name 213 people killed by drones in Pakistan who were reported to be middle- or senior-ranking militants.

A further 331 civilians have also now been named, 87 of them children.

But this is a small proportion of the minimum 2,629 people who appear to have so far died in CIA drone strikes in Pakistan. The Bureau’s work suggests 475 of them were likely to have been civilians.

‘At the moment we know the names of fewer than 20% of those killed in Pakistan’s tribal areas. At least 2,000 deaths still remain publicly anonymous,’ said Chris Woods, who leads the Bureau’s covert drone war team.

‘Our aim will be to identify by name many hundreds more of those killed. A significant number of those identities will be known by local communities, by US and Pakistani officials, and by militant groups. We hope to convince them to share that information.’

THE 3/5 DEMOCRAT JUSTIFIES THEIR BIGOTRY BY SAYING BUSH DID THE SAME THING FUNNY WHEN BUSH DID IT YOU DIDN'T VOTE FOR HIM BIGOTS

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But so was Moody's, which has immunity from prosecution because they are owned by Warren Buffett.
Unequal justice for friends and enemies of Obama.
Prove it!!

(or admit you're lying again)
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Truth is no SIN wrote:
Twisted logic defines OBAMA administration policy. It exceeds the worst of George Bush. It includes a menu of lawless practices.
Congress hasn’t officially seen the white paper. White House officials won’t acknowledge administration authority to kill Awlaki. They provided no evidence justifying it.
“According to the white paper,” said The Times,“Constitution and the Congressional authorization for the use of force after the attacks of Sept. 11, 2001, gave” Obama unchecked powers.
Definitions aren’t forthcoming. Vagueness substitutes for specifics. Due process and judicial fairness don’t apply. Geopolitical priorities alone matter.
The Times quoted Center for National Security Studies director Kate Martin calling the white paper “a confusing blend of self-defense and law of war concepts and doesn’t clearly explain whether there is a different standard for killing a senior Al Qaeda leader depending on whether he is a citizen.”
“Its due process is especially weak.”
Congress needs to act. At stake are fundamental issues. They include balance of power and rule of law principles. They no longer apply. They need to be reasserted.
Stephen Lendman lives in Chicago and can be reached at lendmanstephen@sbcglobal.net.
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Guns are inanimate objects unless USED by Obama voters. Only a liberal would blame guns for massacres, alcohol for drunk drivers, and homophobia for the AIDS virus.
the NRA is Obama voters??

They're the ones defending mass murderers.
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THE 3/5 DEMOCRATS WERE TAUGHT BY THE LIB JIM CROW KKK DEMOCRATS THEY CANNOT BE RACIST BECAUSE THEY HAVE NO POWER WELL GUESS WHAT THEY MADE YOU THINK YOU HAVE POWER SO NOW THEY CAN DESTROY YOU BECAUSE NOW YOU THINK YOU HAVE POWER SO NOW YOU ARE BIGOTS FOR THE WORLD TO SEE,O also new mini series the AMERICANS PLEASE WATCH PLEASE 3/5 DEMOCRATS ALSO watch and learn because it is coming our art imitates life and say its fiction BRAINwashing lololol3/5 democrats
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You're right.
So why do Republiclowns refuse to end oil subsidies, even as our nation is broke??
Even Rmoney said the oil subsidies had to end. DUH
Makes no sense. Everything else will be cut, but God Forbid messing with Big Oil!!
You nitwits are ssssooooo stupid!!
Because they're the largest contributors to republican campaigns.
Who owns the oil anyway?

Would Romney have abolished the use of Drones?

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You're like a really dumb broken record. GE is the only one who doesn't pay taxes?? Or just a straw man??

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"Among the 47% Who Pay No Income Taxes Is Mitt Romney Himself!

Mitt’s money that has not been funneled through offshore corporations linked to bank accounts in no tax jurisdictions has been taxed as capital gains, not income.

Mitt Romney dismissed 47% of the American people who don’t pay income tax as slackers and deadbeats. Thanks to a loophole Romney pays US taxes as “carried interest” which is taxed at the capital gains rate of 15%. That figure would not only include Romney himself who pays no income tax, but also all those corporate persons (remember Romney said,“Corporations are people, my friend.”) such as Exxon Mobil and GE who not only pay no income tax but get a generous rebate thanks to American taxpayers."

"Here is a list of the top 10 corporate deadbeats and slackers:

1) Exxon Mobil made $19 billion in profits in 2009. Exxon not only paid no federal income taxes, it actually received a $156 million rebate from the IRS, according to its SEC filings.

2) Bank of America received a $1.9 billion tax refund from the IRS last year, although it made $4.4 billion in profits and received a bailout from the Federal Reserve and the Treasury Department of nearly $1 trillion.

3) Over the past five years, while General Electric made $26 billion in profits in the United States, it received a $4.1 billion refund from the IRS.

4) Chevron received a $19 million refund from the IRS last year after it made $10 billion in profits in 2009.

5) Boeing, which received a $30 billion contract from the Pentagon to build 179 airborne tankers, got a $124 million refund from the IRS last year.

6) Valero Energy, the 25th largest company in America with $68 billion in sales last year received a $157 million tax refund check from the IRS and, over the past three years, it received a $134 million tax break from the oil and gas manufacturing tax deduction.

7) Goldman Sachs in 2008 only paid 1.1 percent of its income in taxes even though it earned a profit of $2.3 billion and received an almost $800 billion from the Federal Reserve and U.S. Treasury Department.

8) Citigroup last year made more than $4 billion in profits but paid no federal income taxes. It received a $2.5 trillion bailout from the Federal Reserve and U.S. Treasury.

9) ConocoPhillips, the fifth largest oil company in the United States, made $16 billion in profits from 2007 through 2009, but received $451 million in tax breaks through the oil and gas manufacturing deduction.

10) Over the past five years, Carnival Cruise Lines made more than $11 billion in profits, but its federal income tax rate during those years was just 1.1 percent.

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Funny how you mention GE, but ignore your hero, Mittens!!

You're funny.
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What’s your Point? GE paid Zero Taxes do you have a problem with that?
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"Papa, I already have one son walking around Odessa looking like a lunatic. I don't need another"
STOP TROLLING ME MAMAMa OK RESPECT MY POST I WILL RESPECT YOUR IM NO LIGHT WEIGHT I TOUCH FROM AFAR
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What "tax breaks"?
The left keeps saying this, but cannot be specific.
You're right, there are no tax breaks and the oil companies pay the most taxes; and the Nazis were communists and Martin Luther King was a Republican and the Sandyhook murders were the result of gay marriage and abortion, and, and, and.....

Yer all outta yer minduhs.
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THE 3/5 DEMOCRATS WERE TAUGHT BY THE LIB JIM CROW KKK DEMOCRATS THEY CANNOT BE RACIST BECAUSE THEY HAVE NO POWER WELL GUESS WHAT THEY MADE YOU THINK YOU HAVE POWER SO NOW THEY CAN DESTROY YOU BECAUSE NOW YOU THINK YOU HAVE POWER SO NOW YOU ARE BIGOTS FOR THE WORLD TO SEE,O also new mini series the AMERICANS PLEASE WATCH PLEASE 3/5 DEMOCRATS ALSO watch and learn because it is coming our art imitates life and say its fiction BRAINwashing lololol3/5 democrats
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"Papa, I already have one son walking around Odessa looking like a lunatic. I don't need another"
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February 7, 2013

U.S. Cancels Regular Drone Strikes on Saturdays

Posted by Andy Borowitz

WASHINGTON (The Borowitz Report)—Citing budgetary concerns, the United States announced today that it would discontinue regular Saturday drone strikes on U.S. citizens, beginning in 2014.



In announcing the decision, the White House spokesman Jay Carney acknowledged that the cutback in drone service was “bound to be controversial.”“In the United States, we’ve always prided ourselves on our ability to target our citizens with drone strikes, Monday through Saturday, regardless of the weather,” he said.“We know that losing Saturday drone service is going to take some getting used to.”

But the move to cutback in drone service drew sharp criticism from a longtime defender of the program, the former Vice-President Dick Cheney.“Like most Americans, I thought I’d never see the day when drones just up and take Saturdays off,” he said.“This would never be happening if I were still President.”

As if to silence critics, Mr. Carney assured reporters that drones could “still get the job done” Monday through Friday, and reminded U.S. citizens to update the government on any change of address so the drones would know where to reach them.

Read more: http://www.newyorker.com/online/blogs/borowit...
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WHEN THE DRONES START BOMBING LATIN AMERICA WILL THE LATINOS STAND BY AND WATCH AND NOT PROTEST OR WILL THEY STAND UP FOR THE RIGHT THING THEY WILL STAND UP THE ARE NOT LIKE 3/5 DEMOCRATS, the LATINOS VOTE FOR BOTH PARTIES THATS WHY THEY GET MORE RESPECT IN POLITICS THAN 3/5 DEMOCRATS LOVE LATIN CULTURE AND REAL BLACK CULTURE NOT THE 3/5 CULTURE

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