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Since: May 11

Newville, PA

#896920 May 3, 2013
OBAMA GOOD CHRISTIAN MAN wrote:
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The Pentagon has released a statement confirming that soldiers could be prosecuted for promoting their faith: "Religious proselytization is not permitted within the Department of Defense...Court martials and non-judicial punishments are decided on a case-by-case basis...”.
The statement, released to Fox News, follows a Breitbart News report on Obama administration Pentagon appointees meeting with anti-Christian extremist Mikey Weinstein to develop court-martial procedures to punish Christians in the military who express or share their faith.
(From our earlier report: Weinstein is the head of the Military Religious Freedom Foundation, and says Christians--including chaplains--sharing the gospel of Jesus Christ in the military are guilty of “treason,” and of committing an act of “spiritual rape” as serious a crime as “sexual assault.” He also asserted that Christians sharing their faith in the military are “enemies of the Constitution.”)
WAKE THE HELL UP VOTERS!!!!!!!!!!
I know that you right whiners hate the freedom of religion upon which this country was founded.

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Since: May 11

Newville, PA

#896921 May 3, 2013
Aunt Bettie Lou wrote:
There was never a southern bloc of Republican racists in this country's history.
The NAACP was started by black republicans. All blacks were republicans in 1909.
In fact, blacks elected to public office from the late 1800s to 1935 were republicans. Every single one.
The Southern Bloc Republicans all voted against the Civil Rights Law so you are wrong once again.

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Since: May 11

Newville, PA

#896922 May 3, 2013
Leadville Lou wrote:
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Trillion dollar a year deficits tend to make things look better than they really are, as you're likely gay and have no kids you don't have any concerns about who will pay n the bill.
Trilion dollar deficits stemming from the Recession.

Your problem is that you blame the ones trying to fix the problem while giving a pass to those that created them.

I have kids& I care. That is why I will never ever vote for a Republican in state or federal elections. When you vote Republican, that candidates views are irrelevant because they always yield to party leadership.

The best way to decrease the deficits is to grow the economy. Yet Republicans vote against stimulus actions. They put their party's future electoral needs aead of this country's needs.

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Since: May 11

Newville, PA

#896923 May 3, 2013
Aunt Bettie Lou wrote:
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Always had trouble with that word. Don't know why. Meant to do a spellcheck but forgot before sending it.
Obama was brought up largely by his grandparents. They lived modestly but Obama attended Hawaii's top prep academy.
After Columbia University, he attended Harvard Law School and taught at the University of Chicago Law School.
Obama had many doors opened for him. The question surrounding who opened them for him remains unanswered.
Colleges typically extend part & full ride scholarships to promising students who can not afford their tuition.

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Since: Dec 08

gauley bridge wv

#896924 May 3, 2013
RealDave wrote:
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http://research.stlouisfed.org/fred2/series/C...
Decline started when????? Late 90's just as I said.
Now, Flack, you looked it up & you saw this graph. Are you really this dishonest?
I realize you can't understand what you read but you are wrong. Wasn't a graph either. The numbers were basically flat till Nov 2008. I'm sorry this burst your Obama bubble but the numbers are right. Obama sucks!

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Since: Dec 08

gauley bridge wv

#896925 May 3, 2013
Emaam wrote:
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So you believe Jonah was swallowed by a whale and was spit out on shore three days later but scientists supported by empirical data are scamming everyone about climate change.
Could have been some sort of submersible. Primitive man would call it a whale.

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Waxman

Windsor, CT

#896926 May 3, 2013
PDUPONT wrote:
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HEY STUPID! Obama didn't pay one cent to have his college transcripts sealed. Everyone's are. His birth certificate has been published for everyone to see and from the beginning was verified by the Governor of Hawaii who at the time was a Republican.
You're an idiot!
You are correct. The sneaky dirtbag Obama has not released anything. I hope you have fun supporting this president that is doing what he can to destroy the future for your son. You can explain it all to your son when he has a crappy adult life like you have. Only his will be even worse, libtard.
Waxman

Windsor, CT

#896927 May 3, 2013
Hey idiot DemocRATS.

Despite memories, weather records show no snow in May in Arkansas

UNTIL NOW!

Glow Bull Warming, man, right libtards?

"Winter Storm Achilles: Historic May Snow in the Midwest "

http://www.weather.com/news/weather-forecast/...

Have a nice day, DemocRAT morans...

You too, coward,

Since: May 11

Newville, PA

#896929 May 3, 2013
Waxman wrote:
Hey idiot DemocRATS.
Despite memories, weather records show no snow in May in Arkansas
UNTIL NOW!
Glow Bull Warming, man, right libtards?
"Winter Storm Achilles: Historic May Snow in the Midwest "
http://www.weather.com/news/weather-forecast/...
Have a nice day, DemocRAT morans...
You too, coward,
Wow,another right whiner who doesn't get the Global Warming is climate change.

It doesn't mean that every place on Earth is warmer all the time.

Since: May 11

Newville, PA

#896930 May 3, 2013
flack wrote:
<quoted text> I realize you can't understand what you read but you are wrong. Wasn't a graph either. The numbers were basically flat till Nov 2008. I'm sorry this burst your Obama bubble but the numbers are right. Obama sucks!
So you thought the graph was flat until 2009? It clearly shows a peak in the late 90's & a decline since.

When you search, you saw graphs. Quit lying & admit you were wrong.

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Since: Dec 08

gauley bridge wv

#896932 May 3, 2013
RealDave wrote:
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So you thought the graph was flat until 2009? It clearly shows a peak in the late 90's & a decline since.
When you search, you saw graphs. Quit lying & admit you were wrong.
It wasn't a graph moran!!! What part of flat don't you understand? The numbers remained basically flat till Nov. 2008 then dropped like a rock. MORAN!!! You are trying to compare a .5% satistical change over twenty years to a 3% change in five. You are a libtard moran!!!
lily boca raton fl

Boca Raton, FL

#896933 May 3, 2013
At a time when smartphones have become the storehouse of everyone’s personal information, can an arresting officer seize yours and rummage through its contents, then maybe call your business associates and poke your Facebook friends?

They could — but not anymore, the Florida Supreme Court ruled Thursday.

At least not without a search warrant.

That ruling was applauded as a landmark by civil libertarians and defense attorneys, who argued that the state’s archaic search warrant laws have become outdated in a digital age where people collect endless amounts of personal information on their cellphones.

Read more here: http://www.miamiherald.com/2013/05/02/3376894...
lily boca raton fl

Boca Raton, FL

#896934 May 3, 2013
Bermuda, the Turks and Caicos and other British overseas territories with extensive financial centres have signed agreements to share tax information in what the British government hailed Thursday as a major victory in the battle against tax evasion.

Anguilla, Bermuda, the British Virgin Islands, Montserrat and the Turks and Caicos Islands have agreed to “much greater levels of transparency of accounts held in those jurisdictions”, Britain’s Treasury said.

The move is part of an international drive to clamp down on tax havens and is designed to help British authorities find bank account holders who evade taxes by hiding their money overseas

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Since: Dec 08

gauley bridge wv

#896935 May 3, 2013
With a new app on your phone at WalMart (and others coming soon) you can scan each purchase as you put it in the cart. When you get to the register you simply download the data and pay the bill. No more need to remove everything from the cart.

I'm not saying whether this is bad or good.
sonicfilter

Indianapolis, IN

#896936 May 3, 2013
House of Un-Representatives

[J]ust look at how different this Republican House is from the country they are supposed to represent. It’s almost like a parallel government, sitting in for some fantasy nation created in talk-radio land.[...] On the economy, the Republican majority has been consciously trying to derail a fragile recovery. Their first big salvo was the debt ceiling debacle, which resulted in the lowering of the credit rating for the United States. With sequestration — which President Obama foolishly agreed to, thinking Congress would never go this far — the government has put a wheel-lock on a car that keeps trying to get some traction.

Meanwhile, not a day passes without some member of this ruling majority saying something outrageous. Representative Jim Jordan of Ohio, for example, has endorsed the far-side-of-the-moon conspiracy theory that the government is buying up all the bullets to keep gun owners from stocking their home arms depots. As for Gohmert, earlier this year he nominated Allen West, a man who isn’t even a member of Congress (he lost in November) to be Speaker of the House. Harvey, the invisible rabbit, was not available.

http://opinionator.blogs.nytimes.com/2013/05/...
sonicfilter

Indianapolis, IN

#896937 May 3, 2013
The GOP Can Obstruct Obama, But It Can't Obstruct Change

Politics isn't supposed to be personal. It gets that way, of course, particularly in the heat of the waning weeks of a campaign, when candidates throw all sorts of personal (euphemistically called "character") accusations against each other. But once the candidates get into office, there is a reasonable expectation that they will make decisions based on their own judgment, on the desires of their constituents or even according to the demands of special interest groups that have successfully pressured or intimidated lawmakers.

It really just seems too craven and childish that a member of the House or Senate would cast a vote based on frustrating the success of a U.S. president for its own sake. But that, according to a Republican senator, is precisely what happened when the Senate failed last month to extend gun purchase background checks to people who buy firearms at gun shows or on the Internet. Said Pennsylvania Senator Pat Toomey, according to the Times-Herald:

In the end it didn't pass because we're so politicized. There were some on my side who did not want to be seen helping the president do something he wanted to get done, just because the president wanted to do it.

Later, Toomey walked back his comments a bit – but the walk-back is only more disturbing in terms of what is says about our political dialogue. It wasn't just GOP senators, but rank-and-file Republicans across the country who feel this way, Toomey said, explaining, "The toughest thing to do in politics is to do the right thing when your supporters think the right thing is something else."

The theme has been percolating for some time. The practice on the Hill to deny the president even the most non-controversial things – such as nominations for U.S. Marshalls – shows that there is more going on here than an effort to stop some wildly liberal agenda.

Republicans repeatedly use the word "fail" in their characterization of this president and this administration, hoping, perhaps, that is will become inexorably linked with the word "Obama" in history. This was petty, but somewhat understandable, when the GOP had a political goal in mind – the defeat of Obama for a second term. But now that he's back, what is the point? And why?

Most of us would like to believe it has nothing to do with race, that Obama's election by definition means that the country has evolved past that sort of visceral bigotry. And yet it is impossible not to consider race as a factor.

http://www.usnews.com/opinion/blogs/susan-mil...
sonicfilter

Indianapolis, IN

#896938 May 3, 2013
It's not that Congress, or even the country, is full of a bunch of rabid bigots who hurl racist epithets or walk around in white sheets on their days off. It's more subtle than that. There are people, on and off the Hill, who clearly still have a hard time seeing Barack Obama as president. They talk about Obama not being a "grown up" – coming dangerously close to referring to the first half-African-American president as "boy" – and show none of the deference historically afforded to the person holding the office.

Some of it is also a growing disenchantment and disrespect for people in public service, a sentiment that has gone beyond the public at-large and into the halls of government itself. And some of it has to do with Obama's relative youth; it's indeed hard, understandably so, for some of the senior members of Congress to deal with the fact that someone who was in the U.S. Senate for just a few years managed to make it to the Oval Office.

But there is another level of resentment going on, manifested in a number of ways. The criticism of Obama as "arrogant'' and "distant'' carries an entirely different tone than the characterizations by the left of George W. Bush as "swaggering" or inelegant with his language. In Obama's case, "arrogant" suggests he's not staying in his proper place. Paradoxically, Obama is also accused of not being a "strong leader," a role that tends to require a certain level of confidence and pushiness. Maybe even "arrogance."

Do Republicans in and out of Congress really hate Obama? Or do they just hate what he represents, a country that is undergoing dramatic demographic and social change? Vying to make Obama fail may succeed in tainting the legacy of the first mixed-race president. But it doesn't stop the changing face of America. Latinos, other minorities and women are becoming more powerful, both in numbers and in political representation. Gay marriage is becoming more acceptable. That may be world-shaking for social conservatives. But making Obama fail won't halt the trend.

http://www.usnews.com/opinion/blogs/susan-mil...
sonicfilter

Indianapolis, IN

#896939 May 3, 2013
David Corn's reporting on Mitt Romney's infamous "47 percent" comments has received another journalism prize. Mother Jones took home a National Magazine Award on Thursday in the video category.

In a written statement, Mother Jones co-editor Clara Jeffery said: "To be recognized by the American Society of Magazine Editors in this way is an incredible honor."

The 2012 campaign-defining scoop won Corn a George Polk award in February.

http://livewire.talkingpointsmemo.com/entry/4...

too bad Mitt can't win something.
Realtime

Deltona, FL

#896943 May 3, 2013
sonicfilter wrote:
David Corn's reporting on Mitt Romney's infamous "47 percent" comments has received another journalism prize. Mother Jones took home a National Magazine Award on Thursday in the video category.
In a written statement, Mother Jones co-editor Clara Jeffery said: "To be recognized by the American Society of Magazine Editors in this way is an incredible honor."
The 2012 campaign-defining scoop won Corn a George Polk award in February.
http://livewire.talkingpointsmemo.com/entry/4...
too bad Mitt can't win something.
Mitt was 1 for 4 life time and he quit the one seat he did win.
Realtime

Deltona, FL

#896944 May 3, 2013
Baby boomers are Americans born in the post wat era of 1946 to 1964.

They are retiring at a rate of 10,000 per day a number which is playing havoc with traditional government statistics.

baby boomer statistics can be googled

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