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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Since: Apr 13

Orlando, FL

#889371 Apr 17, 2013
A senior Democratic senator who helped write President Obama's health care law stunned administration officials Wednesday, saying openly he thinks it's headed for a "train wreck."

"I just see a huge train wreck coming down," Senate Finance Committee Chairman Max Baucus, D-Mont., told Obama's health care chief during a routine budget hearing that suddenly turned tense.

...It's like reading a breath of fresh air.

But it didn't take a rocket scientist to know this.

“My Life Is A Shell Game”

Since: May 07

Lapeer, MI

#889372 Apr 17, 2013
Smackers wrote:
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Wow, Dood... you sound so "spiritual".
Aren't you the little boy who asked me what "spiritual" meant?

...and here you are using it in one of your primitive sentences!

There's hope for you yet.
sonicfilter

Fishers, IN

#889373 Apr 17, 2013
Fenris the Big Bad Wolf wrote:
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In this case, that's correct. In everything ELSE (including most importantly "ratings", I believe the reverse is true. BTW, I'm pretty sure CNN hit the bottom of the barrel today.
Now, didnt I tell you to go flush yourself?
flush? kind of like the recent FOX ratings?

“My Life Is A Shell Game”

Since: May 07

Lapeer, MI

#889374 Apr 17, 2013
Lily Boca Raton Fl wrote:
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West and his wife are loose cannons, he's threatening students , he's a goner.
The loose cannons are those Liberal children playing on the deck of the Good Ship Lollipop.
sonicfilter

Fishers, IN

#889375 Apr 17, 2013
Fenris the Big Bad Wolf wrote:
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The punchline is: a high percentage of that 15% US population figure for blacks is comprised of convicted felons who are unable to vote anyway. I know its dark humour, but I'm sure you probably get it....:-)
how high of a percentage?

nope. didn't get it.
Concerned Father

Woodbridge, VA

#889379 Apr 17, 2013
Why is the Saudi who was detained and later declared to not be a suspect being deported for national security reasons?
http://www.wnd.com/2013/04/u-s-deporting-saud...
sonicfilter

Fishers, IN

#889380 Apr 17, 2013
Fenris the Big Bad Wolf wrote:
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I'm sorry chumbo, but they are still giving CNN a major ass-whuppin....
oh sure.[?]

so how many Republicans watch FOX everyday?

how many voted for Romney?

get out your pocket calculator and give us a percentage on that one.

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#889382 Apr 17, 2013
Fenris the Big Bad Wolf wrote:
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Gay. VERY gay....
very very right wing.

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#889383 Apr 17, 2013
I still hope the bomber is a white American

The identity of the person behind the Boston bombings will strongly affect our response -- even O'Reilly agrees!

I’m not the kind of person who hopes to ever find conservative Fox News host Bill O’Reilly agreeing with me. But with my Salon piece on the Boston bomber now on the front page of Drudge, I think it is worth pointing out that last night O’Reilly effectively agreed with my piece by confirming the very simple self-evident truth that the Boston bomber’s demographic profile will, indeed, dictate how America responds to the atrocity.

O’Reilly starts out by stating something every American almost certainly agrees with: We should all be first and foremost hoping that the perpetrator — whoever he or she is — is apprehended as quickly as possible. Then he moves into an analysis of the future reaction. As O’Reilly put it,“If this is an international terror attack, the repercussions will be severe,” but, he added,“if it’s home-grown” that will just “be another stain on American history.”

In stating such an obvious truth, O’Reilly has (inadvertently) spotlighted the double standard that drives so much of our public policymaking and our cultural attitudes toward national security.

As he said, if the bomber ends up being a foreigner there will be a “severe” response — and if history is any guide, that means potentially a full-scale mobilization of military assets, passage of draconian civil liberties legislation, police surveillance of entire demographic groups and even perhaps a scuttling of the pending immigration bill. By contrast, if the bomber is one of the many “home-grown”— read: white domestic terrorist — attacks we’ve seen in recent years, it will merely be chalked up as “another stain on American history,” but will not necessarily prompt any kind of societal mobilization against any one particular group.

The reason, then, to hope that the bomber ends up being a white American is because the double standard may prevent an overreaction to the heinous attacks in Boston. Indeed, if the bomber ends up being a white American, there’s a decent chance we will not see a redux of the post-9/11 period when we (among other things) initiated reckless wars, passed privacy-trampling bills like the Patriot Act, overspent on the Pentagon and targeted wide swaths of the population for surveillance/warrantless wiretapping.

The same cannot be said if the bomber ends up being a Muslim — in that case, the double standard will work in the opposite way, encouraging another post-9/11 redux and all the attendant bad policies that came with it.

By the way, you don’t have to be a person of color or a political liberal to hope the bomber ends up being a white American. You just have to be among the groups of Americans who don’t like stuff like preemptive wars, the Patriot Act, warrantless wiretapping, the drone war, an unsustainable Pentagon budget and a broken immigration system. By their own rhetoric, some of those groups must include many self-described conservatives — after all, they purport to care about civil liberties and say they want to reduce government spending.

That gets back to the original point: The reason to hope that the bomber is a white American is because in a country where white privilege and double standards so obviously affect our national security reactions, that outcome will better guarantee that the reaction to Boston is a bit more measured.

http://www.salon.com/2013/04/17/i_still_hope_...

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#889385 Apr 17, 2013
WELL ITS ONLY OK IF FOREIGNERS GO POSTAL BOMBING IN AMERICA BUT AMERICANS WILL BE CRUCIFIED IF THEY GET TIRED OF THE B.S POLITICS AND THE WAY THE COUNTRY IS GOING

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#889386 Apr 17, 2013
GOD FORBID AMERICANS OR WHITES ACTUALLY MAKE AN EFFORT TO MAKE SOMETHING WORTH LIVING IN ? WTF
SAVE THE SCAPEGOAT WOAH IS ME CROCODILE TEARS CRYING WOLF B.S

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#889387 Apr 17, 2013
FERRIS-WELL THAT IS THE BASIC CONCEPT OF DIVIDE AND CONQUER PIT AMERICANS AGAINST THEMSELVES WHILE SAY MEJICO RIDES RIGHT IN ON HER TROJAN BURRO AND NOONE EVEN NOTICES! LIKE TWO GUYS FIGHTING OVER A CHICK WHO COULD CARE LESS

Since: Aug 11

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#889388 Apr 17, 2013
Aunt Bettie Lou wrote:
A senior Democratic senator who helped write President Obama's health care law stunned administration officials Wednesday, saying openly he thinks it's headed for a "train wreck."
"I just see a huge train wreck coming down," Senate Finance Committee Chairman Max Baucus, D-Mont., told Obama's health care chief during a routine budget hearing that suddenly turned tense.
...It's like reading a breath of fresh air.
But it didn't take a rocket scientist to know this.
Top Dem Sen. Baucus warns of 'train wreck' for Obama health law

http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2013/04/17/to...

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new yawk

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#889389 Apr 17, 2013
Same reason GW Bush shuffled the Saudi Royal Family OWT after The World Trade Center attacks.

America and Saudi Arabia have a solidarity relationship to honor our oil interests with The Saudis, they protect their share. Nice, eh?

Glad you brought this up. Good Eye! Nice Catch!...:)

And for this reason, I don't believe we are going to get the truth.

Peace to All ...

WTH is goin' on in America?

Boston Marathon, Waco TX fertilizer plant up in flames, steadily, rapidly and spontaneously combusting into an engulfed inferno!?!
Ricin?

~new yawk in American Solidarity owt!

What is going on in America is not a bi-partisan issue.
It is an American, We The People time to wake up one.

Our Government is not doing the right thing For The People.
And is not being straight with us.
And though it is not and should not be politicized ...
It Was ... By Liberals. From goofy Barney Frank, to Chris Matthews, some syndicated columnist who claims he hopes it's a white right wing guy ... WTF!? It matters WHO, because the WHO will tell the WHY.
If it's white right wing neo-nazis ( their term, I hate that
term ...
If it's Arab Islamist Jihadists/Al Queada ...
We know the reasons for the actions of both groups.
As we know the actions of the liberals, to demonize all things Center - Right. But as an Entity, I distrust both parties.

Interesting that the explosion at the Texas Fertilizer Plant has just consumed the news over the last hour. All else has been put on hold while this new scenario, high emotionality has hijacked the Boston Marathon bombings, the suspects, the Ricin, the air waves. Good Gawd! And this has to be said, the young man and woman anchor/reporters are newbees. Her voice still squeaks and his has just barely nearly, newly broken the puberty barrier.

Peace Owt - Take Care
~new yawk yawken ... ;)
Concerned Father wrote:
Why is the Saudi who was detained and later declared to not be a suspect being deported for national security reasons?
http://www.wnd.com/2013/04/u-s-deporting-saud...

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#889391 Apr 17, 2013
Repug Ugly wrote:
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Disturbing.
Yes, changing someone else's posts is disturbing, loser.

Didn't anybody ever tell you that your mind is a terrible thing to waste? I suppose they must have thought it was like locking the barn door *after* the cow already ran out, IOWs, a waste of "their" time.

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PDUPONT

Holyoke, MA

#889392 Apr 18, 2013
Aunt Bettie Lou wrote:
A powerful earthquake, magnitude 7.8, rocked Iran and Pakistan today collapsing houses and business and claiming lives according to U.S. and foreign authorities.
It was centered about 50 miles east of the city of Khash, Iran, but shook tall buildings as far away as New Delhi, nearly 1,500 miles away.
...Second earthquake to hit Iran this year. After the first one, I said nature could take care of Iran for us and Israel and the rest of the world. It might be more true than I thought.
It's nice that you're so elated about something that cost some of your fellow human beings their lives and destroyed their homes and property. How very Christian of you Carol.

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PDUPONT

Holyoke, MA

#889393 Apr 18, 2013
Aunt Bettie Lou wrote:
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What I can't stand are the headlines not reading "President Romney" in all newspapers and articles.
We'd be back on the right track already. Democrats would only be worrying about keeping their seats warm next year instead of having Obamacare nightmares about losing them.
Speak for yourself Carol, there are more of us that are quite relieved that that smug corporate vampire isn't sitting in the Oval Office trying to turn a democracy into a corporate plutocracy.

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PDUPONT

Holyoke, MA

#889394 Apr 18, 2013
Aunt Bettie Lou wrote:
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We need a leader - not a reader.
Are you channeling that buffoon Herman Cain Carol? Never mind history or facts, just grab that sword and lead on! We've been through that before Carol, George W Bush wasn't much of a reader, couldn't be bothered with any comprehensive analysis and led us right into two wars and a massive recession.
You're an idiot Carol!

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Holyoke, MA

#889395 Apr 18, 2013
flack wrote:
<quoted text> Close but no cigar. Try again!!! Oh and we aren't a communist country. People in the medical field have a RIGHT to make a profit. You can't give a right to someone by taking a right from someone else.
WRONG STUPID! You don't have a right to make a profit by taking someone's money, promising to take care of their medical expenses and then use every trick in the book to renege on what you said you were going to do. That's fraud.
You're an idiot!

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Waxman

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#889396 Apr 18, 2013
PDUPONT wrote:
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It's nice that you're so elated about something that cost some of your fellow human beings their lives and destroyed their homes and property. How very Christian of you Carol.
How about if a gay person like you takes your partner to Terhan and then flout your petunias around and then you will see how Christian the Muslims in Terhan will treat you, fruitcake. They will jail your gay ass just for being gay, ignoramus.

In Iran, they purge people who aren't extreme enough, sometimes by killing them back after they ousted the Shah to more recently purging professors who aren't extreme enough. I realize you Democrats would do the same here if you could, but nonetheless, it's fascism.

It figures a complete moron like you support the fascists.

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