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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Did My Taxes Go Up? I Hadn’t Noticed.
This year’s tax increases were supposed to destroy the country and send Americans to the bread lines. That didn’t happen. In fact, the economy is pretty damn happy.
What if they threw a big tax hike, and nobody noticed?
On January 1, a new set of allegedly confidence-killing, consumption-destroying, investment-unfriendly taxes hit the economy. The payroll tax rose from 4.2 percent to 6.2 percent on the first $113,700 of income. The top marginal rate rose from 36 percent to 39.6 percent for families with adjusted gross income above $450,000. Taxes on capital gains and dividends for those same top earners rose from 15 percent to 20 percent. Meanwhile, the Affordable Care Act levied an additional 3.8 percent tax on investments, and an additional .9 percent Medicare payroll tax on families with adjusted gross income of more than $250,000.
The notion was that putting these taxes on the rich and middle-class, taxing income and investments, at a time when the economy was going at a painfully slow rate, would cause people to stop spending and investing, go Galt, and send the economy into a recession. To read the Wall Street Journal editorial page, you would have thought Hugo Chávez had been named to succeed Barack Obama.
But three months into this new experiment in extremely mild socialism, it seems like Americans are generally shrugging off the tax increases. A survey released this week by Bankrate.com found that “more than half of working Americans either haven’t noticed (48 percent) or have been unaffected by (7 percent) the January 1 expiration of the payroll tax cut.” Some 30 percent said they’ve reduced spending, while 11 percent are saving less as a result. Bankrate.com analyst Greg McBride noted that “the lowest-income households were the least likely to have cut back on spending and the most likely not to have noticed the change in the payroll tax.”
Of course, surveys measure feelings and intentions, not actual activity. But pretty much every consumer indicator has continued to tick up through the first few months of 2013—all in the face of higher taxes. Home sales and auto sales have risen smartly in the first two months of the year. Overall retail sales in January and February were up 4.3 percent from the first two months of 2012. The ICSC/Goldman Sachs index of chain-store sales has been chugging along.
http://www.thedailybeast.com/articles/2013/03...
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John Boehner On Don Young Racial Slur:'There's No Excuse'
"Multiple Republicans strongly condemned Rep. Don Young (R-Alaska) on Friday for his use of the slur "wetbacks" to refer to Latino farm workers, with House Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) and Sen. John Cornyn (R-Texas) issuing statements rebuking the congressman's use of the term.
"Congressman Young’s remarks were offensive and beneath the dignity of the office he holds," Boehner said. "I don’t care why he said it -- there’s no excuse and it warrants an immediate apology."
Cornyn issued a similar comment.
"Migrant workers come to America looking for opportunity and a way to provide a better life for their families," Cornyn said. "They do not come to this country to hear ethnic slurs and derogatory language from elected officials. The comments used by Rep. Young do nothing to elevate our party, political discourse or the millions who come here looking for economic opportunity."
Republican National Committee Chairman Reince Priebus said Young's words "emphatically do not represent the beliefs of the Republican Party."
Young made the remark on Thursday during a radio interview with KRBD-FM when speaking about the agricultural industry.
"My father had a ranch; we used to have 50-60 wetbacks to pick tomatoes," Young said. "It takes two people to pick the same tomatoes now. It’s all done by machine."
He offered an apology of sorts later, saying the term was used commonly in his youth. "I know that this term is not used in the same way nowadays and I meant no disrespect," he said."
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Gotta love it when Repugnants attack each other!!
he totally dated himself. Now-a-days they are called beaners.
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Never ceases to amaze me how often some dummy gets caught exchanging nasty messages with a 'teenager' who happens to be a Police Officer out to catch pedophiles.
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Right and I think it started here in Florida back in the 1990's. The police use a script and work the offender from a chatroom to a phone and then to a meeting__they nail them twenty five at a time in stings. Polk County Sheriff Grady Judd has raised it to an art form__that's his crew you see on "to catch a predator."

It's pure entrapment but it works and people find sex offenders so despicable that it doesn't matter.

Oh and don't tell Flack, he thinks that pedos and gays are same same.
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Haven't I seen this before?
what's the problem? haven't you been reading carol's repetitive posts? that started last year?

want me to post it again? 6 months from now? hold on, i need to bookmark it....done.

carol will be proud of me.
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Nuculur option wrote:
John Boehner On Don Young Racial Slur:'There's No Excuse'
"Multiple Republicans strongly condemned Rep. Don Young (R-Alaska) on Friday for his use of the slur "wetbacks" to refer to Latino farm workers, with House Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) and Sen. John Cornyn (R-Texas) issuing statements rebuking the congressman's use of the term.
"Congressman Young’s remarks were offensive and beneath the dignity of the office he holds," Boehner said. "I don’t care why he said it -- there’s no excuse and it warrants an immediate apology."
Cornyn issued a similar comment.
"Migrant workers come to America looking for opportunity and a way to provide a better life for their families," Cornyn said. "They do not come to this country to hear ethnic slurs and derogatory language from elected officials. The comments used by Rep. Young do nothing to elevate our party, political discourse or the millions who come here looking for economic opportunity."
Republican National Committee Chairman Reince Priebus said Young's words "emphatically do not represent the beliefs of the Republican Party."
Young made the remark on Thursday during a radio interview with KRBD-FM when speaking about the agricultural industry.
"My father had a ranch; we used to have 50-60 wetbacks to pick tomatoes," Young said. "It takes two people to pick the same tomatoes now. It’s all done by machine."
He offered an apology of sorts later, saying the term was used commonly in his youth. "I know that this term is not used in the same way nowadays and I meant no disrespect," he said."
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Gotta love it when Repugnants attack each other!!
Nuculur if this was a Liberal they would have defended his remarks saying we didn’t hear what we Heard!!

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I wondeer what President Obama is thinking about the rising tensions with North Korea. We couldn't have a better president in the drivers seat of this escalating situation. I believe he definetly wont nuke them but if they continue to push, he would have our military go in and take their country. He needs to play this by the books though and have a U.N. tribunal deal with Kim Jong Un. It would allow us to save face after defeating them. I really don't want the situation to turn into one in which we would have to fight them house to house, which is the worst kind of fighting, its too up close and in your face.
South Korea has a female president with only a couple of months on the job and they're right next door.

You don't trust our military and weapons technology??? Is that what you're saying?
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The depths of denial by liberals is astonishing.
Do you deny Obamacare is a tax law with unknown costs and punitive fines?
Do you deny government overstepping its boundaries in the free market leads to governement dependency?
Do you deny the increase in jobs in not building a pipeline and tapping into our own natural resources?
Do you deny the government is wasting taxpayers' money and dragging butt to reform entitlement programs?
Do you deny MSNBC's report of a 70% surge in government dependency since 2008 on food stamps?
We can take one at a time if you prefer.
I'll get back to you later on. Have to go.
Ok, I'm back. I see no one has even attempted to answer my questions, eh? Alright, I'll do it myself.

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Q: Do you deny Obamacare is a tax law with unknown costs and punitive fines?
A: Yes. I'll take the second part of the evasion first: It's not a tax law it's an insurance law. Justice Roberts had to CALL it a tax law because otherwise he couldn't have voted for it or you guys would take away his membership card in the Confederacy. The fact that most people find the insurance industry terribly taxing is more to the point. Incidentally, they are denying payment for your anti-anxiety treatments on Topix.

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Q: Do you deny government overstepping its boundaries in the free market leads to governement (sp.) dependency?
A: These carefully parsed questions are, of course, designed to elicit the desired response, so, first let me say, go fuck yourself and the conservative e-blog you subscribe to. Secondly, The government is the government. It has police powers to reinforce that point. The "free-market," on the other hand, is the governor of your mind, hence it's tiny, myopic focus. We voted for out government, but had the free market and its loud and stupid advocates imposed upon us like an annoying fat juicy hemmorhoid. In the same way that a Robin is a bird but a bird is not necessarily a Robin, you keep injecting the concept of independent free markets into a discussion of government thereby proving unequivocally you're a birdbrain. Free markets (places to steal from others without supervision) are not governments and neither are governments free-markets.

As for the annoyingly increasing dependency of your fellow citizens upon the largesse of government, first re-read the paragraph above this one. Secondly, go fuck yourself and your free-market. I'll say it again for you, carol, since you are a stupid whore in the thrall of some fat man somewhere. In order for there to be an increasing amount of the people's wealth in the hands of a smaller and smaller number of individuals they first have to take it from somewhere. Contrary to the Jews' manna from heaven theory, the wealth that is increasingly in the hands of fewer and fewer people HAS TO COME FROM SOMEWHERE YOU DUMB BITCH!!! AND WHEN YOU TAKE AWAY SOMEONE'S MONEY YOU ELIMINATE HIS ABILITY TO PARTICIPATE IN THE MUCH TOUTED FREE-MARKET EXCEPT, PERHAPS, BY SELLING BLOOD, OR, AS IN YOUR CASE...

(at this point in the conversation, carol, I just want you to recognize that I am SCREAMING AT YOU!!!! Not because I'm angry, particularly, more because you're obviously deaf!)

The stoopid pipeline from Cananda to Texas is bullshit, carol, it accomplishes nothing except condensing further control of oil energy in the hands of some of the dumbest and most self-serving people on earth.

I'm just going to blow through these last few because they're simply restatements of the principle that greed is good and poorer people are bad, a silly and stoopid contention.

to be continued...
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Ok, I'm back. I see no one has even attempted to answer my questions, eh? Alright, I'll do it myself.
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Q: Do you deny Obamacare is a tax law with unknown costs and punitive fines?
A: Yes. I'll take the second part of the evasion first: It's not a tax law it's an insurance law. Justice Roberts had to CALL it a tax law because otherwise he couldn't have voted for it or you guys would take away his membership card in the Confederacy. The fact that most people find the insurance industry terribly taxing is more to the point. Incidentally, they are denying payment for your anti-anxiety treatments on Topix.
2.
Q: Do you deny government overstepping its boundaries in the free market leads to governement (sp.) dependency?
A: These carefully parsed questions are, of course, designed to elicit the desired response, so, first let me say, go fuck yourself and the conservative e-blog you subscribe to. Secondly, The government is the government. It has police powers to reinforce that point. The "free-market," on the other hand, is the governor of your mind, hence it's tiny, myopic focus. We voted for out government, but had the free market and its loud and stupid advocates imposed upon us like an annoying fat juicy hemmorhoid. In the same way that a Robin is a bird but a bird is not necessarily a Robin, you keep injecting the concept of independent free markets into a discussion of government thereby proving unequivocally you're a birdbrain. Free markets (places to steal from others without supervision) are not governments and neither are governments free-markets.
As for the annoyingly increasing dependency of your fellow citizens upon the largesse of government, first re-read the paragraph above this one. Secondly, go fuck yourself and your free-market. I'll say it again for you, carol, since you are a stupid whore in the thrall of some fat man somewhere. In order for there to be an increasing amount of the people's wealth in the hands of a smaller and smaller number of individuals they first have to take it from somewhere. Contrary to the Jews' manna from heaven theory, the wealth that is increasingly in the hands of fewer and fewer people HAS TO COME FROM SOMEWHERE YOU DUMB BITCH!!! AND WHEN YOU TAKE AWAY SOMEONE'S MONEY YOU ELIMINATE HIS ABILITY TO PARTICIPATE IN THE MUCH TOUTED FREE-MARKET EXCEPT, PERHAPS, BY SELLING BLOOD, OR, AS IN YOUR CASE...
(at this point in the conversation, carol, I just want you to recognize that I am SCREAMING AT YOU!!!! Not because I'm angry, particularly, more because you're obviously deaf!)
The stoopid pipeline from Cananda to Texas is bullshit, carol, it accomplishes nothing except condensing further control of oil energy in the hands of some of the dumbest and most self-serving people on earth.
I'm just going to blow through these last few because they're simply restatements of the principle that greed is good and poorer people are bad, a silly and stoopid contention.
to be continued...
you're talking to yourself. again.

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<quoted text>Right and I think it started here in Florida back in the 1990's. The police use a script and work the offender from a chatroom to a phone and then to a meeting__they nail them twenty five at a time in stings. Polk County Sheriff Grady Judd has raised it to an art form__that's his crew you see on "to catch a predator."
It's pure entrapment but it works and people find sex offenders so despicable that it doesn't matter.
Oh and don't tell Flack, he thinks that pedos and gays are same same.
You morans really need to learn how to comprehend what you read. What I said was they are using the same tactics and slogans. They are using the same arguments. Do you seriously think once the gay marriage argument is over all those people are going to go away? You think those people who have been in front of the cameras are going to just give that up? No they will find a new cause to stump. What are they already set up for? Change a word here and there and viola! a new cause.

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Did My Taxes Go Up? I Hadn’t Noticed.
This year’s tax increases were supposed to destroy the country and send Americans to the bread lines. That didn’t happen. In fact, the economy is pretty damn happy.
What if they threw a big tax hike, and nobody noticed?
On January 1, a new set of allegedly confidence-killing, consumption-destroying, investment-unfriendly taxes hit the economy. The payroll tax rose from 4.2 percent to 6.2 percent on the first $113,700 of income. The top marginal rate rose from 36 percent to 39.6 percent for families with adjusted gross income above $450,000. Taxes on capital gains and dividends for those same top earners rose from 15 percent to 20 percent. Meanwhile, the Affordable Care Act levied an additional 3.8 percent tax on investments, and an additional .9 percent Medicare payroll tax on families with adjusted gross income of more than $250,000.
The notion was that putting these taxes on the rich and middle-class, taxing income and investments, at a time when the economy was going at a painfully slow rate, would cause people to stop spending and investing, go Galt, and send the economy into a recession. To read the Wall Street Journal editorial page, you would have thought Hugo Chávez had been named to succeed Barack Obama.
But three months into this new experiment in extremely mild socialism, it seems like Americans are generally shrugging off the tax increases. A survey released this week by Bankrate.com found that “more than half of working Americans either haven’t noticed (48 percent) or have been unaffected by (7 percent) the January 1 expiration of the payroll tax cut.” Some 30 percent said they’ve reduced spending, while 11 percent are saving less as a result. Bankrate.com analyst Greg McBride noted that “the lowest-income households were the least likely to have cut back on spending and the most likely not to have noticed the change in the payroll tax.”
Of course, surveys measure feelings and intentions, not actual activity. But pretty much every consumer indicator has continued to tick up through the first few months of 2013—all in the face of higher taxes. Home sales and auto sales have risen smartly in the first two months of the year. Overall retail sales in January and February were up 4.3 percent from the first two months of 2012. The ICSC/Goldman Sachs index of chain-store sales has been chugging along.
http://www.thedailybeast.com/articles/2013/03...
"The findings aren’t a case of mass denial, says Greg McBride, senior financial analyst at Bankrate.com . Instead, the low recognition rate may reflect the fact that some low-income workers (earning less than $30,000 a year) are paid in cash. Plus, many are on hourly schedules, and shifting work hours result in different weekly paychecks."

And from the actual bizrate article

"42 percent of middle income hit by payroll cut

Middle-income households, those with incomes between $50,000 and $75,000 were most likely to say that they cut back on spending. Only 39 percent of this income section identified as not noticing the change."

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Whereas you're a complete idiot.\\
you mention pedophelia in the same breath as homosexuality.
One is a crime, the other is a Civil Rights issue.
You're really pig headed, you were a staunch Rmoney supporter, proving Mormon bigotry is fine with you.
But both Rmoney and you lost, and the American people have declared you both to be irrelevant.
Sorry if the truth hurts you. You live in an alternate universe.
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so what your saying is that when a man has homosexual sex with an underage male its not a homosexual act its just a crime . Must be your mind is not evolved enough to actualy think outside the ignorance of your liberal talking points that you have been programed to believe and spew .

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<quoted text>South Korea has a female president with only a couple of months on the job and they're right next door.
You don't trust our military and weapons technology??? Is that what you're saying?
I don't usually agree with these folks but I think what he's saying is, don't trust a South Korean. They've got some of the biggest evangelical mega-churches in the world now....
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<quoted text> so what your saying is that when a man has homosexual sex with an underage male its not a homosexual act its just a crime . Must be your mind is not evolved enough to actualy think outside the ignorance of your liberal talking points that you have been programed to believe and spew .
How do we keep drifting back to homophobia and dead babies? This is a political and financial thread, stick to the topic.
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<quoted text> so what your saying is that when a man has homosexual sex with an underage male its not a homosexual act its just a crime . Must be your mind is not evolved enough to actualy think outside the ignorance of your liberal talking points that you have been programed to believe and spew .
On the other hand, he supports the HALF OF THE POPULATION OF THE UNITED STATES that, deservedly, needs to be punished for their resistance to unregulated free markets so whaadya expect?
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You are confused again Sonicflutter - Obamageddon was to occur due to the squestor.
sonicfilter wrote:
Did My Taxes Go Up? I Hadn’t Noticed.
This year’s tax increases were supposed to destroy the country and send Americans to the bread lines. That didn’t happen. In fact, the economy is pretty damn happy.
What if they threw a big tax hike, and nobody noticed?
On January 1, a new set of allegedly confidence-killing, consumption-destroying, investment-unfriendly taxes hit the economy. The payroll tax rose from 4.2 percent to 6.2 percent on the first $113,700 of income. The top marginal rate rose from 36 percent to 39.6 percent for families with adjusted gross income above $450,000. Taxes on capital gains and dividends for those same top earners rose from 15 percent to 20 percent. Meanwhile, the Affordable Care Act levied an additional 3.8 percent tax on investments, and an additional .9 percent Medicare payroll tax on families with adjusted gross income of more than $250,000.
The notion was that putting these taxes on the rich and middle-class, taxing income and investments, at a time when the economy was going at a painfully slow rate, would cause people to stop spending and investing, go Galt, and send the economy into a recession. To read the Wall Street Journal editorial page, you would have thought Hugo Chávez had been named to succeed Barack Obama.
But three months into this new experiment in extremely mild socialism, it seems like Americans are generally shrugging off the tax increases. A survey released this week by Bankrate.com found that “more than half of working Americans either haven’t noticed (48 percent) or have been unaffected by (7 percent) the January 1 expiration of the payroll tax cut.” Some 30 percent said they’ve reduced spending, while 11 percent are saving less as a result. Bankrate.com analyst Greg McBride noted that “the lowest-income households were the least likely to have cut back on spending and the most likely not to have noticed the change in the payroll tax.”
Of course, surveys measure feelings and intentions, not actual activity. But pretty much every consumer indicator has continued to tick up through the first few months of 2013—all in the face of higher taxes. Home sales and auto sales have risen smartly in the first two months of the year. Overall retail sales in January and February were up 4.3 percent from the first two months of 2012. The ICSC/Goldman Sachs index of chain-store sales has been chugging along.
http://www.thedailybeast.com/articles/2013/03...
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Eman wrote:
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"The findings aren’t a case of mass denial, says Greg McBride, senior financial analyst at Bankrate.com . Instead, the low recognition rate may reflect the fact that some low-income workers (earning less than $30,000 a year) are paid in cash. Plus, many are on hourly schedules, and shifting work hours result in different weekly paychecks."
And from the actual bizrate article
"42 percent of middle income hit by payroll cut
Middle-income households, those with incomes between $50,000 and $75,000 were most likely to say that they cut back on spending. Only 39 percent of this income section identified as not noticing the change."
So, um, what you're saying is, Paris Hilton is ok for the time being but Lindsay Lohan's finances are in jeopardy?
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Homeland Security Demands “Obedience” in Message to Agents

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moshx wrote:
<quoted text> so what your saying is that when a man has homosexual sex with an underage male its not a homosexual act its just a crime . Must be your mind is not evolved enough to actualy think outside the ignorance of your liberal talking points that you have been programed to believe and spew .
So what you are saying is that a heterosexual male molests a underage girl, it not a heterosexual act; its just a crime.

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