Barack Obama, our next President

"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 ... Full Story
Homer 2016

Bethlehem, PA

#861873 Feb 20, 2013
flack wrote:
<quoted text> Depends on how long before a mile wide meteor comes flying down out of the sky. STUPIDF++K!
So no manmade Co2 emissions? Good news.

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Jimmy

Newington, CT

#861874 Feb 20, 2013
lily boca raton fl wrote:
gunner aka jimmy beginning meltdown
Really, lily? Do you look out of the corner of your eyes in public places too?
UNCLE THOMAS

Bronx, NY

#861875 Feb 20, 2013
THE URBAN DEMOCRAT UNDERSTANDS INTERNATIONAL POLITICS FUNNY THEY DON'T UNDERSTAND DOMESTIC POLICY OR THE URBAN COMMUNITY WOULD NOT NEED GOVERNMENT HANDOUTS IF ANYTHING THEY WOULD BAIL THE GOVERNMENT OUT AND REALLY BE IN CONTROL BECAUSE FOLKS WOULD NOT ARGUE WITH RESULTS NO MATTER HOW RACISTS THEY WOULD BE CONSIDERED, FIX THE URBAN COMMUNITY STOP DEFENDING POLITICIANS WITH DREAMS AND NO RESULTS lolololol THE THE URBAN COMMUNITY SHOWS HOW TO STOP CRIME WITHout THE ANTI- SOCIAL POLICE THAT ARE AGAINST THEM POLICE YOUR OWN COMMUNITY YOU WON'T BECAUSE YOU ARE ALL SCARED OF THE THUGS IN THE COMMUNITY CHITOWN DETROIT etc

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gauley bridge wv

#861876 Feb 20, 2013
Realtime wrote:
<quoted text>Honda announced that it would be offering a Hy-Brid two years prior to rolling out the Insight in 1999. It was a very weird little car that only drew interest from the popular mechanics crowd and at the time when auto companies were extending factory warranties the Insight's warranty was pitiful.
It was like Honda didn't really want to sell many of the 70ish MPG cars.
Well, they didn't sell many of the early Insights but there were a bunch of collateral sales of Civics, Accords, CRV's and of course Odyssey's.
Within a few years many car companies were selling Hy-Brids and today the technology is not at all strange or scary.
Electric vehicles, and advanced hybrids will go the same way__once the market defines itself, the pricing will follow suit.
Step one__step two etc.
BTW you said that one of the reasons you bought your home was that it had geothermal/water cooled heat pump etc HVAC.
You were a trailblazer for HVAC yet you're a fraidy cat when it comes to efficient autos.
I have said for years I wish I could use a golf cart to get around here. Just about everywhere need to go is under 2 miles. A golf cart inclosed and heated would work perfectly. I am beginning to see them however. I need to stop one and see what the procedures is. I have always been an promoter of NG fuel autos (Virginia Natural Gas and Hampton Roads Transit both use NG as well as a lot of city cars) as well as hydrogen fuel cells. The infrastructure is here for those.

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RUSH10ME

Lawrenceville, VA

#861877 Feb 20, 2013
Nj raider 1 wrote:
<quoted text> Call me what you want, the facts are still on my side. It doesn't make me racist to see things as the majority of Americans, not just black Americans. Look at the NFL combine it starts today. Look at the ratio of black to white. The marginal percentages are staggering. You call me racist cuz I speak the truth & won't lie to accommodate your feelings. If that's what you call racism, I'd hate to see what you call peace as love!
The things in wich blacks are #1
murder of other blacks
out of wedlock births
spreading of AIDs
spreading of STDs
teenage pregnancys
single parent house holds
prison population
high school drop outs
ect . ect.

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proud2bwhite

Sheridan, IL

#861878 Feb 20, 2013
Nj raider 1 wrote:
<quoted text> Call me what you want, the facts are still on my side. It doesn't make me racist to see things as the majority of Americans, not just black Americans. Look at the NFL combine it starts today. Look at the ratio of black to white. The marginal percentages are staggering. You call me racist cuz I speak the truth & won't lie to accommodate your feelings. If that's what you call racism, I'd hate to see what you call peace as love!
well your facts are at best theroy unproven and historicly false.but I realy have no problem with anyone being proud of their race and their heritage,the problem I see is your claim of supremacy.
UNCLE THOMAS

Bronx, NY

#861881 Feb 20, 2013
THE URBAN DEMOCRATS ADOPT THE WAYS OF THE GOP lololol CHEAT CHEATER
lily boca raton fl

Boca Raton, FL

#861882 Feb 20, 2013
RUSH10ME wrote:
<quoted text> The things in wich blacks are #1
murder of other blacks
out of wedlock births
spreading of AIDs
spreading of STDs
teenage pregnancys
single parent house holds
prison population
high school drop outs
ect . ect.
LOL! Classic! Hey Jefro; tell us "wich thangs the white trash hillbillies is good at, ect. ect"

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gauley bridge wv

#861883 Feb 20, 2013
Realtime wrote:
<quoted text>Bullshyte.
Nope! Governor acted after a 4th miner of the year was killed today.

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UNCLE THOMAS

Bronx, NY

#861887 Feb 20, 2013
THE URBAN APPROVES Brennan Refuses to Rule Out Drone Assassinations Within the US
Brennan, currently President Obama’s chief counterterrorism adviser, is the architect and director of the program of drone missile assassinations that is run out of the White House with the personal participation of Obama. Asked squarely,“Could the Administration carry out drone strikes inside the United States?” Brennan replied,“This Administration has not carried out drone strikes inside the United States and has no intention of doing so.”

This is what is known as a non-responsive answer. It is reasonable to assume that if the answer was “no,” Brennan would simply have written,“no.” Instead, in order to avoid a giving straightforward “yes,” he answered a different question than the one that was asked.

Brennan’s answers to the written questions make clear that there was nothing accidental about his refusal to rule out drone assassinations within the United States at his February 7 confirmation hearing before the Senate committee. It was, rather, an expression of a deliberate policy adopted by the Obama White House and the military/intelligence agencies.

When asked at the hearing whether he believed that the Obama administration could carry out drone assassinations on US soil, Brennan responded that he was determined to “optimize transparency on these issues, but at the same time, optimize secrecy and the protection of our national security.” He thus completely evaded the question, and no member of the committee, Democrat or Republican, pursued the matter further.

The very real threat of presidential assassinations of US citizens and others within the United States starkly raises the specter of police-military dictatorship. Behind the legalistic double-talk of the administration’s white paper on drone killings of Americans, made public two weeks ago, the US government is claiming unlimited powers to assassinate anyone, anywhere in the world.

SUPPORTED BY URBAN DEMOCRATS BECAUSE WE HAVE AN URBAN PRESIDENT
UNCLE THOMAS

Bronx, NY

#861889 Feb 20, 2013
Obama’s State of the Union: Pro-corporate Agenda with Chocolate Covered Rhetoric for the 99%
When President Obama speaks, most Americans hear what he wants them to hear: lofty rhetoric and a “progressive” vision. But just below the surface the president has a subtly-delivered message for the 1%, whose ears prick up when their buzzwords are mentioned. Obama’s state of the union address was such a speech – a pro-corporate agenda packaged with chocolate covered rhetoric for the masses; easy to swallow, but deadly poisonous.

Much of Obama’s speech was pleasant to the ears, but there were key moments where he was speaking exclusively to the 1%. Exposing these hidden agenda points in the speech requires that we ignore the fluff and use English the way the 1% does. Every time Obama says the words “reform” or “savings,” insert the word “cuts.”
Here are some of the more nefarious moments of Obama’s state for the union speech:

“And those of us who care deeply about programs like Medicare must embrace the need for modest reforms [cuts]…”

“On Medicare, I’m prepared to enact reforms [cuts] that will achieve the same amount of health care savings [cuts] by the beginning of the next decade as the reforms [cuts] proposed by the bipartisan Simpson-Bowles commission.”

This ultra-vague sentence was meant exclusively for the 1%. What are some of the recommendations from the right-wing Simpson-Bowles commission? Obama doesn’t say. Talking Points Memo explains:

-Force more low-income individuals into Medicaid managed care.

-Increase Medicaid co-pays.
-Accelerate already-planned cuts to Medicare Advantage and home health care programs.
-Create a cap for Medicaid/Medicare growth that will force Congress and the president to increase premiums or co-pays or raise the Medicare eligibility age (among other options) if the system encounters cost overruns over the course of 5 years.

There were many other subtly-delivered attacks on Medicare in Obama’s speech, all ignored by most labor and progressive groups, who clung tightly to the “progressive” smoke Obama blew in their face.

Obama’s speech also included a frightening vision of a national privatization scheme to previously publicly owned resources. But it was phrased so inspirationally that only the 1% seemed to notice:
lily boca raton fl

Boca Raton, FL

#861891 Feb 20, 2013
When Tiger Woods is your teammate, it's hard to lose. Still, President Obama has a pretty good game, according to the world's second-ranked golfer.

President Obama and Woods played golf over Presidents' Day weekend, and Woods divulged on Tuesday that they teamed up to beat the other players in their foursome, U.S. Trade Representative Ron Kirk and Houston Astros owner Jim Crane.

Asked how one gets an invitation to play with the president, Woods joked, "He calls up and says,'Hey Tiger you wanna play?'

http://abcnews.go.com/Politics/OTUS/tiger-woo...

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sonicfilter

Greentown, IN

#861892 Feb 20, 2013
How Breitbart.com turned ‘Friends of Hamas’ joke into a right-wing firestorm

As the facts of the story spread, many are having a laugh at the expense of Shapiro and the right-wing media outlets that ran with the story. A satirical Friends of Hamas website was erected by Gawker’s Max Read, featuring Shapiro’s face, dancing images of anime characters and the slogan,“LOL nothing matters.”

http://www.rawstory.com/rs/2013/02/20/how-bre...

and you'd think they couldn't dig the hole any deeper.

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RUSH10ME

Lawrenceville, VA

#861893 Feb 20, 2013
lily boca raton fl wrote:
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LOL! Classic! Hey Jefro; tell us "wich thangs the white trash hillbillies is good at, ect. ect"
Taking trash like you and outcasting them and making them "settle" for something a little further down the truogh , once you go black you can never ever come back .

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UNCLE THOMAS

Bronx, NY

#861895 Feb 20, 2013
Inequality and American Democracy
In his State of the Union address on Tuesday, President Obama began by declaring that economic recovery was well underway.“Together, we have cleared away the rubble of crisis,” he said,“and can say with renewed confidence that the state of our union is strong.”

The latest data on social inequality in the United States, released late last month, provide greater clarity as to what precisely this statement signifies. For Obama and the political establishment as a whole, the main indices of “crisis” are the stock markets, and with them the wealth of the corporate and financial elite.

According to data brought together by University of California’s Emmanuel Saez, between 2009 and 2011—the first two years of the “recovery”—average real income per family grew by 1.7 percent. However, Saez notes,“Top 1 percent incomes grew by 11.2 percent while bottom 99 percent incomes shrunk by 0.4 percent. Hence, the top 1 percent captured 121 percent of the income gains in the first two years of the recovery.”

That is to say, the top one percent actually swallowed all of the total income growth during these two years, plus an additional 20 percent. What these figures demonstrate is a massive transfer of wealth, an infusion of funds into the financial markets at the expense of the majority of the population, the working class.

Saez adds,“In 2012, top 1 percent income will likely surge, due to booming stock-prices, as well as re-timing of income to avoid the higher 2013 top tax rates. Bottom 99 percent will likely grow much more modestly than top 1 percent incomes from 2011 to 2012. This suggests that the Great Recession has only depressed top income shares temporarily and will not undo any of the dramatic increase in top income shares that has taken place since the 1970s.”

WELL WE KNOW ZERO JOB GROWTH IN THE URBAN COMMUNITY DID INCOMES IN THE URBAN COMMUNITY GO UP FOR THE DEVOTED NO IT DID NOT URBAN DEMOCRAT. THAT FINAL WAVE FROM THE STEPS OF AIRFORCE ONE IS COMMING WHAT DID YOU GAIN URBAN DEMOCRATS
sonicfilter

Greentown, IN

#861896 Feb 20, 2013
Breitbart.com , "Friends Of Hamas," And Enemies Of Accountability

Indeed, Shapiro is still asserting his own accuracy and demanding that Hagel release records proving that he has no links to "Friends of Hamas" -- a group that is not real:

http://mediamatters.org/blog/2013/02/20/breit...

Insisting upon unfailing accuracy from the rest of the media is fine, so long as you hold yourself to those same standards. But Breitbart.com has no interest in following their own rules, or getting the story right.

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lily boca raton fl

Boca Raton, FL

#861897 Feb 20, 2013
RUSH10ME wrote:
<quoted text>Taking trash like you and outcasting them and making them "settle" for something a little further down the truogh , once you go black you can never ever come back .
truogh!!

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RUSH10ME

Lawrenceville, VA

#861899 Feb 20, 2013
lily boca raton fl wrote:
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LOL! Classic! Hey Jefro; tell us "wich thangs the white trash hillbillies is good at, ect. ect"
Can you dispute what I posted , truth hurts don't it .

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TSM

El Paso, TX

#861900 Feb 20, 2013
Detroit $14 billion in the hole, California , Chicago, what’s the common thread among these states , Run by Liberals, what’s the message we should take from these Bankrupt States…that Redistribution/Liberalism doesn’t Work!!

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“It's always darkest 'fore dawn”

Since: Jul 08

When's dawn?

#861901 Feb 20, 2013
flack wrote:
<quoted text> I don't have a confederate flag I have a WV flag which was for the north by the way.
If the free market thought it was a good idea they would be thicker than fleas on a shaggy dog. When the product is right the market will respond. Till then it's a waste of money.
"WV flag was for the north"??? What is your first language? The Illiterish dialect of Retardian? Did your junior high actually let you graduate? You might have a lawsuit there.

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