Barack Obama, our next President

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Jane Says

New York, NY

#869967 Mar 7, 2013
HOW GOES DETROIT, SO GOES AMERICA

Regardless of the lies the Administration and media are telling us, we are sliding into the abyss.

* Wal-Mart executives called the start to the year “a total disaster.”

* Disposable income for working Americans suffered the worst drop since record-keeping began in 1959.

* GM dealer inventory (cars sitting on lots) is the second highest in history.

* The Federal Reserve Bank reported 35 percent of student loan borrowers under the age of 30 are at least 90 days late on their payments — 35 percent?

* U.S. families with a head of household under the age of 30 have a poverty rate of 37 percent.

* Almost 50 percent of Americans have less than $500 in savings.

Folks, the U.S. economy is going down like the Hindenburg.

Why is this happening? You can see America’s future by studying Detroit. Barack Obama’s policies are damaging the entire U.S. economy, the same way that socialist policies (Democrats call them “progressive”) have destroyed Detroit.

Detroit is a microcosm for everything ailing our economy.

For almost five consecutive decades, Detroit has been run by liberal Democrats following the exact policies Obama is now forcing on the U.S. economy: bigger government, more government spending, out-of-control entitlements, too many government employees, obscene pensions, high taxes, too much debt and an economy run based on “fairness” and social justice.

Just look at the results; you’ll get sick to your stomach. The Obama economic model has been on display forever in Detroit (1961 was the last time Detroit had a Republican in charge). The result is a bankrupt Third World hellhole in the middle of America.

* The city has debt and liabilities of an unimaginable $14 billion.

* Almost one-third of the housing units in Detroit are vacant.

* Detroit is ranked America’s Most Dangerous City for the fourth year in a row, with violent crime five times higher than the national average.

* 34.5 percent of households get food stamps.

* The mayor recently admitted recently that true unemployment tops 50 percent.

* 54 percent of all children in Detroit live in poverty.

* Almost 50 percent of the adults in Detroit are “functionally illiterate.”

Under Obama, these kinds of results are now happening across America. The only difference is that Democrats had a 50-year head start with Detroit.
sonicfilter

Fishers, IN

#869968 Mar 7, 2013
John Galt wrote:
<quoted text>
An American citizen who commits a crime on American soil should be arrested and prosecuted, not summarily executed at the whim of a "high ranking government official."
However, if you insist, Obama buddy Bill Ayers would fit the definition for drone execution.
So would Rachel Madcow.
if only the headlines on the right wing sites would read like this...

Rachel Maddow On Drone Strikes:'One Of The More Orwellian Things' About 21st Century America

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/01/11/rach...

but it's hard for right wingers who yelled for war at any cost to back down now. and there is that drone lobby....maybe we should see who they gave money to for 2012.
sonicfilter

Fishers, IN

#869969 Mar 7, 2013
John Galt wrote:
<quoted text>
How about taking out Iran's leader next time he comes to the UN?
works for me.
sonicfilter

Fishers, IN

#869970 Mar 7, 2013
TSM wrote:
<quoted text>
Son… I’m not the one Delusional its Liberals/Democrats!! Obama campaign releases ... students to dress in burqas and refer to Muslim terrorists as “freedom fighters!!
show it to us.
carol

Orlando, FL

#869971 Mar 7, 2013
Well, here we go.

The United Nations Security Council slapped new sanctions on North Korea over its latest nuclear test hours after Pyongyang threatened to exercise its "right to pre-emptive nuclear attack" Thursday.

South Korea is now threatening retaliation.

North Koreans' bark is historically worse than its bite but South Korea’s envoy Kim Sook spoke of the threat as being "very hostile".

Also, concerns over dirty bombs being smuggled into South Korea and chemical weapons are being reported.

The question becomes is Kim-Sung-un really that crazy?

After watching "Camp 14, Total Control Zone" and the horrors he inflicts on his own people including torturing children and whipping pregnant woman to death, it wouldn't surprise me.
sonicfilter

Fishers, IN

#869972 Mar 7, 2013
John Galt wrote:
<quoted text>
Women often use the threat of gun confiscation to extort money from estranged husbands.
and it works. for obvious reasons; just look at your post.
John Galt

Temecula, CA

#869973 Mar 7, 2013
RealDave wrote:
<quoted text> Can we use a sniper? Or are you just talking about Drones?
Whatever. Just remember that what goes around comes around.
professor dem

Seymour, CT

#869974 Mar 7, 2013
RealDave wrote:
<quoted text>
I heat & cool my home with a geothermal ground loop system. It produces no emissions at my home.
My home does use electricity. The emissions from the power utilized to run the pump & compressor on my HVAC is significantly lower than if I had continued to burn heating oil.
Again, the word is REDUCTION.
Furthermore, I pay extra to get a significant portion of my electricity from green sources.
Eventually. I will add either a wind mill or solar panels.
So yes, I walk the walk.
Excellent!
sonicfilter

Fishers, IN

#869975 Mar 7, 2013
With little debate, lobbyists slipped language into an FAA reauthorization bill earlier this year that will allow some 30,000 drones to fly over domestic airspace in coming years. While the shift may lead to a marked loss of privacy for millions of Americans, one congressman is bragging about carrying the drone industry’s water.

Congressman Rick Berg (R-ND), a first-term lawmaker now running for U.S. Senate, recorded a message for the Unmanned Vehicle Systems International (AUVS), touting his efforts to insert language into legislation that would allow drones to share airspace and runways for domestic test flights.“It’s clear to me that expanding the use of unmanned systems hold enormous potential for our state and our country,” said Berg in his taped video for the AUVS lobby group.

As Republic Report has noted, AUVS is funded largely by military contractors that build and operate drones in Iraq and Afghanistan. The group has doubled its lobbying expenses in recent years, and managed to develop a bipartisan pro-drone caucus in Congress, of which Berg is a member and Congressman Buck McKeon (R-CA) is co-chair.

This year, Berg was slated to attend yet another drone lobby event. This one, titled “From Battlefield to Farm Field,” featured Senator Kent Conrad (D-ND), Rep. Collin Peterson (D-MN), and taped messages from Sens. Al Franken (D-MN) and Amy Klobuchar (D-MN).

In one sense, Berg’s positioning as a loyal ally of the drone industry can be seen as an effort to serve the interests of his state, which has several airfields that could be used for drone testing. However, Berg is also fundraising around the clock for his Senate race, and his legislative favors have been noticed by lobbyists with companies that make unmanned vehicles.

Lockheed Martin, maker of the RQ-170 Sentinel weaponized drone, as well as Boeing, makers of the Phantom Eye UAV surveillance drone, have contributed funds to Berg’s campaign.

North Dakota has the particular distinction of being the first state to use drones for a civillian police matter. With Berg’s help, it won’t be the last.

http://www.republicreport.org/2012/in-recorde...
John Galt

Temecula, CA

#869976 Mar 7, 2013
sonicfilter wrote:
<quoted text>
if only the headlines on the right wing sites would read like this...
Rachel Maddow On Drone Strikes:'One Of The More Orwellian Things' About 21st Century America
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/01/11/rach...
but it's hard for right wingers who yelled for war at any cost to back down now. and there is that drone lobby....maybe we should see who they gave money to for 2012.
At least Maddow recognizes that he/she is a potential target.

Maybe an Obama target unless he/she gets back in line.
John Galt

Temecula, CA

#869977 Mar 7, 2013
sonicfilter wrote:
<quoted text>
works for me.
Problem is, that's against US law, a Democrat law.
professor dem

Seymour, CT

#869978 Mar 7, 2013
leosnana wrote:
<quoted text>At the rate they're going, George's great-grandchildren will be dead before another Republican is POTUS.
People just like you said the same thing when Jimmy Cater was president, which was followed by 5 out of 7 presidential elections where Republicans won until we got stuck with the boy who cried wolf that we now have.
TSM

El Paso, TX

#869979 Mar 7, 2013
RealDave wrote:
<quoted text>
No in our society calling a black man"boy' is racist. You are just so inbred with your racism, you think its natural.
You & your racist F*ck buddies here can pretend & make up all the excuses you want. It doesn't change that you are posting racial slurs. And you know it.
So Dave by your Logic every father that Calls his son a ‘Boy ‘regardless of Race is a Racist….Right?
sonicfilter

Fishers, IN

#869980 Mar 7, 2013
AUVSI more than doubled its lobbying budget in 2011, spending $280,000 to work on the FAA bill that authorizes the expanded use of drones outside the military. As a PowerPoint presentation recently obtained by Republic Report shows, the industry group all but wrote the legislation. "Our suggestions were often taken word-for-word," it says.

No wonder. Political action committees affiliated with drone manufacturers donated a total of $2.3 million to the nearly 60 members of the bipartisan House Unmanned Systems Caucus, according to First Street Research. Most of that, 77 percent, went to Republicans.

The top recipient was Rep. Buck McKeon (R-Calif.), the caucus co-chair who also heads the House Armed Services Committee. He received $176,500 in donations from major defense contractors, including Northrop Grumman, whose Global Hawk drone is made in his district.

Rep. Mo Brooks (R-Ala.), chairman of the House Science, Space, and Technology Subcommittee, came in second with $112,000 from drone-related PACs. His district includes the Army's Redstone Arsenal, which conducts drone research.

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/05/28/dron...

no surprise.
carol

Orlando, FL

#869981 Mar 7, 2013
lily boca raton fl wrote:
<quoted text>
who cares? Carol is going to be a bleeding heart for Al-Awlaki's son? Oh please.
The bleeding heart is for "mistaken identities" here at home by this president who has a clear distate for any and all opposition.
sonicfilter

Fishers, IN

#869982 Mar 7, 2013
John Galt wrote:
<quoted text>
Problem is, that's against US law, a Democrat law.
law?
Jane Says

New York, NY

#869983 Mar 7, 2013
leosnana wrote:
<quoted text>At the rate they're going, George's great-grandchildren will be dead before another Republican is POTUS.
and thanks to Democrats, by that time America will be a third world cesspool with MexiBonics as the official language and all women wearing burkhas.

“searching myself”

Since: Sep 09

In Charming CA

#869984 Mar 7, 2013
RealDave wrote:
<quoted text>
I do not burn fossil fuels to heat & cool my home. I buy a significant prortion of my electric from green sources.
The goal is to reduce the emissions by reducing the use of fossil fuels.
Over the past 10 years, I have cut my use of oil by half & drastically reduced my greenhouse gas emissions.
What have you done?
Well, I walk most everywhere, I recycle, I reuse, I re-purpose, and I reject organized religion.

It's a start.
")
sonicfilter

Fishers, IN

#869985 Mar 7, 2013
Bill O'Reilly:'I'm Sorry' I Said Alan Colmes Was 'Lying'; Kirsten Powers Calls Him '100 Percent Wrong'(VIDEO)

Later on in the show, O'Reilly faced off with guest Kirsten Powers over the issue. Powers echoed Colmes' argument, telling O'Reilly that Obama has proposed spending cuts. She held up a piece of paper which she said detailed $400 billion in health care cuts that the White House wanted to make. "You need to admit you are wrong," she said. "You are wrong about this and now you’re playing a game."

O'Reilly argued that Obama has not offered "specific" cuts. "This is where you and I will never agree," he said.

“Because I use facts?” Powers shot back. She said that O'Reilly was "one hundred percent wrong," and that Obama's plan for spending cuts was online for anyone to see.

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/03/07/bill...

http://www.whitehouse.gov/blog/2013/02/21/bal...
sonicfilter

Fishers, IN

#869986 Mar 7, 2013
John Galt wrote:
<quoted text>
Whatever. Just remember that what goes around comes around.
i remember saying that once. when was that? 2003?

i just hate being right.

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