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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RUSH10ME

Lawrenceville, VA

#861081 Feb 18, 2013
shinningelectr0n wrote:
NY Times - Obama Seeking to Boost Study of Human Brain: http://tinyurl.com/axygxlb
He can donate his for the study right now.
The worlds first labotamy performed on a teleprompter??

Since: May 11

Loysville, PA

#861082 Feb 18, 2013
DBWriter wrote:
<quoted text>
You have no possible way of supporting your statement "In the housing collapse, the percent of failed mortgages that were CRA was no higher than the percentage of all loans that were CRA. If CRA loans were the cause then certainly more of these would have failed."
You just pulled that lie out of the air.
The failed CRA loans were bundled into traunches and sold to "Special Purpose Vehicles".
A "Special Purpose Vehicle" is an offshore company created by a holder of these failed CRA loans. The mother company creates the Special Purpose Vehicle in a foreign country, then sells the traunches comprised of the failed CRA loans to the Special Purpose Vehicle, which removed the individual CRA loans from their accounting books. The mother company then bought the traunch back as a single line item in their books.
The short story is, it is impossible to count the failed CRA loans and do a statistical analysis, like you claim was done.
Or, perhaps that is wrong.
Please tell us how you convinced the governments of the countries where these Special Purpose Vehicles were created to force the Special Purpose Vehicles to open their books for your inspection.
Perhaps you need to be reminded of the fact that the Director of OFHEO testified that Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac were keeping fraudulent books and hiding the massive CRA failure even in 2003.
http://online.wsj.com/article/SB1222905743912...
Do you every open your mouth and not lie?
I actually have read a few studies.

Here is one:

"Two basic points emerge from our analysis of the available data. First, only a small portion of subprime mortgage originations is related to the CRA. Second, CRA-related loans appear to perform comparably to other types of subprime loans. Taken together, the available evidence seems to run counter to the contention that the CRA contributed in any substantive way to the current mortgage crisis."

http://www.minneapolisfed.org/publications_pa...

There are others.

“My Life Is A Shell Game”

Since: May 07

Lapeer, MI

#861084 Feb 18, 2013
Nj raider 1 wrote:
<quoted text> What opportunities are you harping on? Did you ever think the need for affirmative action points directly to the inequalities/biases black people face. If blacks have more opportunities, why then don't you state them & make them clear because affirmative action only made it so a certain% of black were offered the same opportunities as white people. Please do back up your claims with evidence. Teach me something I don't know!
You are indocile, recalcitrant, intractably stupid and unteachable, Jerk. That's why you and the highest-percentage prison population needs your precious Affirmative Action.

And now the Jerk-In-Chief pizzes in the coffee.

Obama’s EEOC: We’ll Sue You If You Don’t Hire Criminals: http://tinyurl.com/d6mllzm

Affirmative Action was bad and now the Boy Messiah makes it downright Evil. Stay Tuned. It can only get worse from here on out.

“My Life Is A Shell Game”

Since: May 07

Lapeer, MI

#861085 Feb 18, 2013
Homer 2016 wrote:
<quoted text>Because whites are still 72% of the population and I know you don't believe this but racism is still alive and well and thriving in some areas.
Especially in the White House.

BTW. Ask Jamie Foxx, Black Panthers, Trayvon Martin and the NAACP about it, too, Idiot.

“My Life Is A Shell Game”

Since: May 07

Lapeer, MI

#861086 Feb 18, 2013
Homer 2016 wrote:
<quoted text>Affirmative action is a joke, companies can easily get around it.
:)

How's that? Spray Bleach?

“My Life Is A Shell Game”

Since: May 07

Lapeer, MI

#861087 Feb 18, 2013
sonicfilter wrote:
<quoted text>
....the life prospects of an American are more dependent on the income and education of his parents than in almost any other advanced country for which there is data.
How do we explain this? Some of it has to do with persistent discrimination. Latinos and African-Americans still get paid less than whites, and women still get paid less than men, even though they recently surpassed men in the number of advanced degrees they obtain.
http://opinionator.blogs.nytimes.com/2013/02/...
your view is all about white male privilege....
and those of them who failed in life who need to blame others.
When you were brainwashed, the brain went down the drain.

What's left is a persistent neural flashing from the Brainstem.

“My Life Is A Shell Game”

Since: May 07

Lapeer, MI

#861088 Feb 18, 2013
Homer 2016 wrote:
<quoted text>A level playing field still does not exist for minorities in this country.
Digging their own hole makes an uneven playing field. That's their problem, Dood. Regardless of lies spewed by the NAACP, Black Panthers and the Boy Messiah, I should not be penalized for the personal failures of drug-dependent, parentless losers.

A person's total lack of personal responsibility cannot be fixed by any government's socialist policies. Call it Affirmative Action, Free Cellphones or Equality or Social Justice or any of the hundreds of keywords and key-phrases used by the Ultra-Left Wingnut thieves but it still rings of theft rising up from jealousy.

Since: Nov 09

Pharr, TX

#861089 Feb 18, 2013
DBWriter wrote:
<quoted text>
"Where did the money come from to pay for Bush's Government."
http://www.usgovernmentspending.com/
The debt was piled up by the Democrats since they took control of all the purse strings of government in January, 2007. Click the link to get the facts, dufus.
Bush isn't president, dufus. Bush hasn't been president for 4 years, dufus. That was damn near 8 trillion dollars ago.
Where will the money come from to pay for Obama's government?
"Where does the heat removed from a building go?"
Where it is transported to. If the Earth doesn't transport it, it just goes right back into the goddam building, dufus. I'm betting you're so ignorant you think you can cool a room by opening the refridgerator door.
Why don't you tell us why that doesn't happen, dufus.
And the rest of your Walter Mitty rant is... more wishful bullshit from you.
Now, where will the money come from to pay for Obama's government?
Perseveration
The involuntary and pathologic persistence of the same verbal response or motor activity regardless of the stimulus or its duration. The condition occurs primarily in patients with brain damage or organic mental disorders, although it may also appear in schizophrenia as an association disturbance. It is caused by a neurologic deficit.
Topic Reminder Service

New Britain, CT

#861090 Feb 18, 2013
Topic Reminder Service (TRS) is a publicly-funded non-political organization founded to update Forum Users with accurate factual reminders. This particular Topic could be - indeed has been - deemed out-of-date or "dead" since November 4th, 2008. However, persuant of common OPINION, it has remained one of the more-popular Topix to this day. At this point in time, over four years after the topic's origin and considering none of the facts will change for another four years (making for an estimated eight-year lifecycle), TRS is presenting the following reminders of FACT-

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 first presidential campaign in 2007, defeating 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. 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."

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. Barack Obama appointed two women to serve on the Supreme Court in the first two years of his Presidency. Sonia Sotomayor, nominated by Obama on May 26, 2009, was confirmed on August 6, 2009, becoming the first Hispanic Supreme Court Justice. Elena Kagan, nominated by Obama on May 10, 2010, was confirmed on August 5, 2010, bringing the number of women sitting simultaneously on the Court to three, for the first time in American history.

On January 16, 2013 President Obama outlined a series of sweeping gun control proposals, urging Congress to reintroduce an expired ban on "military-style" assault weapons, impose limits on ammunition magazines to 10 rounds, introduce background checks on all gun sales, pass a ban on possession and sale of armor-piercing bullets, as well as additional measures.

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.

“My Life Is A Shell Game”

Since: May 07

Lapeer, MI

#861091 Feb 18, 2013
martinezjosei wrote:
<quoted text>
See? Liberals see and use the tax system to punish capitalism. To punish the rich cause they hate success and want more and more free stuff.
Hey, goofball, what about stopping the free Medicaid to drug dealers?
What about stopping welfare to lazy ghetto parasites like you? That will save trillions of dollars!
Shame is a great impediment to thievery. That is why Liberals fight it so hard and have practically eliminated it from any national discussion on minority failures. What shame?

Successful people should be shameful. Why? We don't know!

But Liberals will keep trying to shovel shame that rightfully belongs to them onto the hard-working shoulders of successful Americans.

Fight back any way available to you. ANY way.

“My Life Is A Shell Game”

Since: May 07

Lapeer, MI

#861092 Feb 18, 2013
RealDave wrote:
<quoted text>
We an grow more food. We can't grow more oil.
And you can grow more stupid. Sh*t is your favorite fertilizer.

“My Life Is A Shell Game”

Since: May 07

Lapeer, MI

#861093 Feb 18, 2013
martinezjosei wrote:
<quoted text>
WRONG!!!
Obama's minimum wage proposal will hurt black Americans
What will a minimum wage increase do to black Americans? Olalah Njenga joins Jim Blasingame to discuss some of Obama's State of the Union proposals, including the minimum wage increase, which will hurt black workers disproportionately.
http://m.smallbusinessadvocate.com/m/small-bu...
Walter Williams and Thomas Sowell have pointed this out forever.
But they are considered to be Oreo Cookies by the racist urban cellphone thieves.

“My Life Is A Shell Game”

Since: May 07

Lapeer, MI

#861094 Feb 18, 2013
martinezjosei wrote:
<quoted text>
How amusing to watch Democrats wring their hands over what they can do to get businesses to create jobs, when one of the biggest job killers is the minimum wage they keep hiking.
Recall that it was Democrats who raised the federal wage floor a whopping $2.10 an hour in the middle of the recession. The record 41% increase has led to record unemployment among young people, especially black teens.
http://winteryknight.wordpress.com/2011/06/17...
Stupid is, Stupid does....
OldRatface

Pompano Beach, FL

#861095 Feb 18, 2013
OldRaider wrote:
<quoted text>
Perseveration
The involuntary and pathologic persistence of the same verbal response or motor activity regardless of the stimulus or its duration. The condition occurs primarily in patients with brain damage or organic mental disorders, although it may also appear in schizophrenia as an association disturbance. It is caused by a neurologic deficit.
Get well soon! Bwhahahahahahaha...
sonicfilter

Fishers, IN

#861096 Feb 18, 2013
shinningelectr0n wrote:
<quoted text>
When you were brainwashed, the brain went down the drain.
What's left is a persistent neural flashing from the Brainstem.
speaking of brainwashed....

TODAY’S Republicans are very good at tending the fire of Ronald Reagan’s memory but not nearly as good at learning from his successes. They slavishly adhere to the economic program that Reagan developed to meet the challenges of the late 1970s and early 1980s, ignoring the fact that he largely overcame those challenges, and now we have new ones. It’s because Republicans have not moved on from that time that Senators Marco Rubio and Rand Paul, in their responses to the State of the Union address last week, offered so few new ideas.

When Reagan cut rates for everyone, the top tax rate was 70 percent and the income tax was the biggest tax most people paid. Now neither of those things is true: For most of the last decade the top rate has been 35 percent, and the payroll tax is larger than the income tax for most people. Yet Republicans have treated the income tax as the same impediment to economic growth and middle-class millstone that it was in Reagan’s day. House Republicans have repeatedly voted to bring the top rate down still further, to 25 percent.

A Republican Party attentive to today’s problems rather than yesterday’s would work to lighten the burden of the payroll tax, not just the income tax. An expanded child tax credit that offset the burden of both taxes would be the kind of broad-based middle-class tax relief that Reagan delivered. Republicans should make room for this idea in their budgets, even if it means giving up on the idea of a 25 percent top tax rate.

http://www.nytimes.com/2013/02/18/opinion/upd... ;

“My Life Is A Shell Game”

Since: May 07

Lapeer, MI

#861097 Feb 18, 2013
discordian wrote:
<quoted text>
Do you blame your morbid obesity on poor food choices or living on food stamps your entire life?
new hammer time blames his free internet service we gave him. He sits on his fat, double-wide tush ordering free pizzas all night long using his EBT online. Or his free cellphone.

“My Life Is A Shell Game”

Since: May 07

Lapeer, MI

#861098 Feb 18, 2013
leosnana wrote:
<quoted text>Oh, and by bringing up this regurgitated Limbaughtomy garbage you totally ignored the obvious lie/falsehood/stupidity in the post to which I responded with facts to the contrary in which you maintained that Dumbya Bush, the War Criminal, had done nothing to profit on his position since leaving office...LIAR!
Crawl back into your bottle.

Face first.

Since: May 11

Loysville, PA

#861099 Feb 18, 2013
shinningelectr0n wrote:
<quoted text>
And you can grow more stupid. Sh*t is your favorite fertilizer.
Let me get this right. You think we can grow more oil?
sonicfilter

Fishers, IN

#861100 Feb 18, 2013
Young Libertarians Converge on DC, State Barely Survives

....There were not one but two tapings of “Stossel” on Saturday (episode to air Thursday), the Fox Business show hosted by the former 20/20 reporter who stopped winning Emmys when he became a libertarian. The producers keep the guests–a mix of libertarian icons and statist scapegoats–secret until the last minute but the lineup is always interesting. The single most entertaining moment of last year’s conference was watching John Bolton face a roomful of livid hostility. Though the students missed the chance to inquire about his support for the since-delisted terrorist group MEK–what better way to illustrate Bush-era civil liberties abuses by pointing out the possibility that a former UN ambassador had violated the PATRIOT Act?–it was nice to see him get asked the sort of questions he never gets as a Fox News contributor.

http://www.theamericanconservative.com/young-...
JerryD

United States

#861101 Feb 18, 2013
DBWriter wrote:
<quoted text>
You have no possible way of supporting your statement "In the housing collapse, the percent of failed mortgages that were CRA was no higher than the percentage of all loans that were CRA. If CRA loans were the cause then certainly more of these would have failed."
You just pulled that lie out of the air.
The failed CRA loans were bundled into traunches and sold to "Special Purpose Vehicles".
A "Special Purpose Vehicle" is an offshore company created by a holder of these failed CRA loans. The mother company creates the Special Purpose Vehicle in a foreign country, then sells the traunches comprised of the failed CRA loans to the Special Purpose Vehicle, which removed the individual CRA loans from their accounting books. The mother company then bought the traunch back as a single line item in their books.
The short story is, it is impossible to count the failed CRA loans and do a statistical analysis, like you claim was done.
Or, perhaps that is wrong.
Please tell us how you convinced the governments of the countries where these Special Purpose Vehicles were created to force the Special Purpose Vehicles to open their books for your inspection.
Perhaps you need to be reminded of the fact that the Director of OFHEO testified that Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac were keeping fraudulent books and hiding the massive CRA failure even in 2003.
http://online.wsj.com/article/SB1222905743912...
Do you every open your mouth and not lie?
Several major banks are under investigation for making thousands of predatory loans they knew the borrower would default on.

So I sugest you give up the myth that "liberal democrats forced banks to make loans to the poor".

Just another conservative lie like Iraqi weapons of mass destruction.

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