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“My Life Is A Shell Game”

Since: May 07

Lapeer, MI

#880338 Mar 26, 2013
Jane Says wrote:
As spring break begins for schoolchildren across the country, thousands of students will travel to Washington, DC. The trips, funded by bake sales and other events throughout the year, will allow the students to take in Washington's historic landmarks.
One premier destination is off-limits this year, however. A few weeks ago, the Obama Administration announced it was suspending public, self-guided tours of the White House as a result of the automatic sequester cuts that the administration proposed in 2011. While America's students stand outside the White House fence, the First Daughters, Sasha and Malia, are enjoying spring break with friends at the Atlantis Resort on Paradise Island in the Bahamas.
Breitbart News' Matt Boyle broke the news Monday morning that numerous sources have reported seeing the First Daughters in the Bahamas this weekend. Presumably, the Obamas are paying the costs of the resort out of their own pockets. THE ROBUST SECRET SERVICE DETAIL THAT MUST ACCOMPANY THE FIRST DAUGHTERS, HOWEVER, IS FUNDED BY TAXPAYERS.
THE PRINCIPAL REASON THE WHITE HOUSE CANCELED PUBLIC TOURS WAS TO SAVE MONEY ON SECRET SERVICE STAFF.
The White House reported that suspending the tours would save $74,000 a week. Other reports have put the savings at just $18,000 a week.
Whichever the true amount, the Secret Service detail necessary to protect the First Daughters on their spring break could likely have been used to keep the White House open to the rest of America's school children. Judicial Watch reported that Malia Obama's Spring Break in Mexico last year cost taxpayers over $115,000. That amount would cover 2-6 weeks of White House tours.
At the very least, it would ensure that, this spring break, thousands of America's students could cap their trip to DC with a uniquely American tradition--a tour of the White House.
The Liar-In-Chief continues to show his talents.

“My Life Is A Shell Game”

Since: May 07

Lapeer, MI

#880340 Mar 26, 2013
RealDave wrote:
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Milk just flew out of my nose.
That's not milk but Man Juice.

You suck.
No Surprize

Seminole, FL

#880341 Mar 26, 2013
Not Surprized wrote:
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Waxturd sockpuppet,. ROFLMAO!!
Location hidden, eh.. Patrick?
That's funny. We can easily tell where your head is buried. You're still an idiot Patrick..
Waxman

Windsor, CT

#880342 Mar 26, 2013
Not Surprized wrote:
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Waxturd sockpuppet,. ROFLMAO!!
Nope - not me. Go fetch me a beer, zero.

“My Life Is A Shell Game”

Since: May 07

Lapeer, MI

#880343 Mar 26, 2013
The Liar-In-Chief still holds the attention and trust of Liberals. Never give a sucker an even break.

Zuckerman:‘Great Recession’ Gives Way to ‘Grand Illusion’: http://tinyurl.com/d6v9zes

The Boy Messiah evades all that is important and instead plays with Gay Marriage, Race Cards, Late Night Al Green and his cow dances at the Oscars.

..while we slide into oblivion.
sonicfilter

Fishers, IN

#880345 Mar 26, 2013
Defending Fox News Is a Fool's Errand for Conservatives

Watch Jonathan Tobin try and fail so that you're never tempted to downplay the awfulness of cable news.

When I started reading Jonathan Tobin's defense of Fox News, a certain YouTube clip immediately came to mind. "Liberals take it as an article of faith that Fox is not merely biased but a travesty that serious people should ignore," he argues. "But the notion that there is something unholy about what is broadcast on Fox or that its mix of news and opinion is uniquely biased has never stood up to scrutiny."

Oh no?
I dare him to find the CNN analog of this "unholy" gem, which peaks after one minute and 10 seconds: VIDEO

That isn't to say that serious people shouldn't also ignore CNN, just because they never let Glenn Beck pretend to douse anyone in gas and nearly light them on fire. There's too much exceptional long-form journalism to waste time trying to inform yourself via any cable news channel, and if you're tuning into TV for entertainment you can do a lot better watching HBO. Or Nick at Nite.

Still, Fox News President Roger Ailes signed Beck, paying him millions of dollars to play an unbalanced lunatic five evenings per week. The melodramatic antics and chalkboard conspiracy theories help explain why Tobin's defense of Fox would be inadequate even if it were accurate.

"The real difference between Fox and its competitors is not so much its divergence from liberalism," Tobin writes, "as Ailes's honesty about the fact that his network has a different frame of reference." This doesn't just ignore the absurdist antics. It gives Ailes, who tag-lined his network "Fair and Balanced," more credit that anyone else for ideological forthrightness. That probably slipped passed Tobin because Fox News is so manifestly not "fair and balanced" that the tag isn't even regarded as misleading anymore because there's no one could possibly be fooled by it.

Well, almost no one.

http://www.theatlantic.com/politics/archive/2...
sonicfilter

Fishers, IN

#880346 Mar 26, 2013
The problem with Fox News is that its commentary is too often factually inaccurate and intellectually dishonest. There are notable exceptions: Just as there are a few people doing great work on MSNBC, Fox News has Erick Erickson's frequently smart commentary to make up for its months of inane Sarah Palin blathering, and Kirsten Powers to inject a semblance of fact-based sanity into Bill O'Reilly's cavalcade of gruff rants.

There are some other folks doing good work too, but they're overshadowed by inanity that overflows from the archives of The Daily Show, which has won multiple Emmys showing a generation that Fox News is rife with bullshit and that trying to defend it by saying it's no worse than CNN and MSNBC is like defending Parliaments by saying they're no more unhealthy than Marlboros.

"What Ailes and his backer Rupert Murdoch did was to find an underserved niche of the news market," Tobin concludes. "Only in this case that niche is made up of approximately half of the American people." Sounds like Fox News math to me. As I figure it, the United States has about 313 million people, and Fox News averages about 3 million viewers in prime time, so evidently the niche is somewhat smaller than half of the American people.

http://www.theatlantic.com/politics/archive/2...
carol

Orlando, FL

#880348 Mar 26, 2013
dem wrote:
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That's all you came away with from the movie?
Sure it wasn't just a bad dream?
That wasn't part of the movie. Just did some research on my own.

The movie was just about two young men who were put in one of Mao's "re-education" camps. One of them told stories of the classics to the others and both fell in love with the same girl. It was educational in seeing how these people coped with the iron fist of communism.
carol

Orlando, FL

#880349 Mar 26, 2013
RealDave wrote:
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Our Dear Leader has improved the economy he inherited.
Perhaps if your dear party had not put us in such a bad way & then helped us recover, the current economy would be better.
Unless you are over 80 year old, you never experienced as severe of a recession.
The economy is hanging by a thread propped up by the Feds printing money that keeps devaluing the dollar and Wall Street only surviving because, as one person put it, "we're the prettiest horse in the glue factory" in light of the global economy and the more serious problems in Europe.

This president doesn't like capitalism, so the more things go south, the closer he is to fundamentally changing the country.

You really don't get it, do you?
carol

Orlando, FL

#880350 Mar 26, 2013
sonicfilter wrote:
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"This exercise is a bit sensitive, but really drives home the point that even though symbols are arbitrary, they take on very strong and emotional meanings," the exercise states. "Most will hesitate. Ask why they can't step on the paper. Discuss the importance of symbols in culture."
Read more: http://www.upi.com/Odd_News/2013/03/26/School...
i see no problem with it.
but there should also be no problem if a student refuses to participate.
So if a Republican activist told the students to write OBAMA on a sheet of paper and stomp on it, that would be okay too?
carol

Orlando, FL

#880351 Mar 26, 2013
sonicfilter wrote:
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"This exercise is a bit sensitive, but really drives home the point that even though symbols are arbitrary, they take on very strong and emotional meanings," the exercise states. "Most will hesitate. Ask why they can't step on the paper. Discuss the importance of symbols in culture."
Read more: http://www.upi.com/Odd_News/2013/03/26/School...
i see no problem with it.
but there should also be no problem if a student refuses to participate.
And if it were only an "exercise to point out symbols are arbitrary", why was the student who refused to do it suspended?

Indoctrination and following orders without question is exactly why so many Jews were exterminated.

You really don't see the danger in the liberal indoctrination in our schools?
Albuquerque Slim

Scottsdale, AZ

#880352 Mar 26, 2013
lily boca raton fl wrote:
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I don't know; perhaps when they realize that they were being conned out of 10% of their earnings and the pastor had a private jet and owned diamond mines in Africa? Duh!
Sounds like Obama.
Albuquerque Slim

Scottsdale, AZ

#880354 Mar 26, 2013
lily boca raton fl wrote:
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More people die as a result of self inflicted gun shots than murder; most suicides by gun are committed by white males, with a gun that is owned by his family. A white male is 5 times more likely to die of a self inflicted gun shot and a black male is 5 times more likely to die of a murder with a gun. Blacks don't commit suicide as much as white males do.
Little wonder that white males commit suicide given that they are forced to support the rest of society and still take the blame for all the problems of society.
carol

Orlando, FL

#880355 Mar 26, 2013
lily boca raton fl wrote:
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I don't know; perhaps when they realize that they were being conned out of 10% of their earnings and the pastor had a private jet and owned diamond mines in Africa? Duh!
Bill Maher:“You know what? Rich people – I’m sure you’d agree with this – actually do pay the freight in this country.”

“I just saw these statistics,” he continued,“I mean, something like 70 percent. And here in California, I just want to say liberals – you could actually lose me. It’s outrageous what we’re paying – over 50 percent. I’m willing to pay my share, but yeah, it’s ridiculous.”

...Elitists think they've evolved to some pie-in-the-sky plane until they realize the government doesn't want to just stop at taking 50% of their money too.

If you don't think the Elitist-in-Chief wouldn't take as much as 75% of people's earnings like France, you're sorely mistaken.
sonicfilter

Fishers, IN

#880356 Mar 26, 2013
carol wrote:
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So if a Republican activist told the students to write OBAMA on a sheet of paper and stomp on it, that would be okay too?
uh, i don't think a Republican activist would ever be allowed to teach a college course.

no wait. i might be wrong.....

Propaganda 101 - Goebbels to Limbaugh.
carol

Orlando, FL

#880357 Mar 26, 2013
Florida Atlantic University campus officials shut down and called campus police on four students and an alumnus of FAU to stop an informational meeting about starting a conservative organization on campus.

FAU alum and Florida YAF State Director Daniel P. Diaz was there to discuss future activities of YAF on campus as well as around the state.

Upon hearing Diaz addressing the liberal bias on the FAU campus, David Blank, a university administrator, stopped the meeting again and boorishly ordered the students to vacate the meeting room; shut off the room lights, tore down the group’s promotional posters, and called the campus police.

The police detained and interrogated the group.

Diaz said,“If we were a Marxist, Socialist or Liberal group, they would have let us finish our meeting, but the university officials and police harassed us because we are conservatives.”

Diaz added,“This was the exact liberal bias on campus that I was discussing in the meeting that these future YAFers experienced firsthand. The university is no longer a place of open discussion and freedom of expression, but a breeding ground of intolerance for conservative beliefs.”

...I'm trying to tell you, people, we are treading very dangerous waters.
NJ raider 1

Baltimore, MD

#880358 Mar 26, 2013
blak lady wrote:
Obama be a white dude. He might look like us, but he got to be more white than any black dude. His mamma is white, his daddy left him flat and his grandma is white. They raised him, but he seems to want too desperately to be identified as black. Ain't there something strange here? Its' too funny that ALL blacks (90%) vote for this fake. What happened to voting for a candidate's principles and experience at bringing stability and economic sense and not racially dividing the country? What a legacy!(hey let's go play some golf)
What sense does any of that bullshit make? The man married a black woman has 2 black kids that look just like him, listens to old school r&b, & plays basketball. How does that equate in your eyes to somebody who is really white? What it is, is you people wanted him to come in & erase 500 years of injustices to the black community. I respect him for coming in, not being biased, & doing the job he was elected to do. He was elected as thee person to stop the recessive climate created by GB, he did that. He ran on universal healthcare, he did that when no president before him could & all tried. He got the stick market to break record numbers, totally changing the skepticism of investors. He reigned in wallstreet giving them the oversight needed to prevent another recession from happening. Made it easier for minorities to apply & receive financial aid/student loans. Ended Americas biggest mistake (Iraq war) when it was unpopular among his colleagues. True the date was set byGB, but the big topic of debate during his 08 campaign was whether our not to extend & send more troops & whether or not to leave a permanent presence in Iraq. That alone save the US over 30 billion a month. Seems to me,your mad cuz he didn't get reparations for past atrocities. That will never happen do get over it. This president has done a great job with what he was giving. Did I mention he achieved all this, the Lilly Ledbetter act &Aall under republican opposition vowing to do all they could to make him a1 year president. Base your opinion on facts not right wetting talking points/media propaganda!
Lily Boca Raton Fl

Boca Raton, FL

#880359 Mar 26, 2013
carol wrote:
Florida Atlantic University campus officials shut down and called campus police on four students and an alumnus of FAU to stop an informational meeting about starting a conservative organization on campus.
FAU alum and Florida YAF State Director Daniel P. Diaz was there to discuss future activities of YAF on campus as well as around the state.
Upon hearing Diaz addressing the liberal bias on the FAU campus, David Blank, a university administrator, stopped the meeting again and boorishly ordered the students to vacate the meeting room; shut off the room lights, tore down the group’s promotional posters, and called the campus police.
The police detained and interrogated the group.
Diaz said,“If we were a Marxist, Socialist or Liberal group, they would have let us finish our meeting, but the university officials and police harassed us because we are conservatives.”
Diaz added,“This was the exact liberal bias on campus that I was discussing in the meeting that these future YAFers experienced firsthand. The university is no longer a place of open discussion and freedom of expression, but a breeding ground of intolerance for conservative beliefs.”
...I'm trying to tell you, people, we are treading very dangerous waters.
Why don't they go to Liberty University, or Oral Roberts university? Nothing but trouble makers
NJ raider 1

Baltimore, MD

#880360 Mar 26, 2013
Albuquerque Slim wrote:
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Little wonder that white males commit suicide given that they are forced to support the rest of society and still take the blame for all the problems of society.
That's funny! They support the rest of the country, but refuse to support the majority demographic of people on welfare, single white woman! Throw out another 1. I could use another good laugh! Lol!
Albuquerque Slim

Scottsdale, AZ

#880361 Mar 26, 2013
carol wrote:
Florida Atlantic University campus officials shut down and called campus police on four students and an alumnus of FAU to stop an informational meeting about starting a conservative organization on campus.
FAU alum and Florida YAF State Director Daniel P. Diaz was there to discuss future activities of YAF on campus as well as around the state.
Upon hearing Diaz addressing the liberal bias on the FAU campus, David Blank, a university administrator, stopped the meeting again and boorishly ordered the students to vacate the meeting room; shut off the room lights, tore down the group’s promotional posters, and called the campus police.
The police detained and interrogated the group.
Diaz said,“If we were a Marxist, Socialist or Liberal group, they would have let us finish our meeting, but the university officials and police harassed us because we are conservatives.”
Diaz added,“This was the exact liberal bias on campus that I was discussing in the meeting that these future YAFers experienced firsthand. The university is no longer a place of open discussion and freedom of expression, but a breeding ground of intolerance for conservative beliefs.”
...I'm trying to tell you, people, we are treading very dangerous waters.
If the police actually forcibly detained and interrogated the group, then they should hire an attorney and sue the piss out of the school.

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