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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PDUPONT

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John Galt wrote:
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Islam is not a religion.
According to whom? You? Who the hell made you the arbiter of what's a valid religion or not?
The only religion you ascribe to is the egocentric sociopathic nihilism espoused by Ayn Rand the second rate author who lived out her final days dependent on the government she despised.
You're an idiot!

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John Galt wrote:
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The welfare state has made Henry Ford's reasoning obsolete.
Besides, Ford needed better workers than the average Walmart employee.
Ford paid his employees well. He wanted them to be able to afford to buy one of his cars.

This is totally different that the right whiner m minimum wage mentality that John Galt believes in.

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John Galt wrote:
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NASA should stick to space exploration instead of wasting money on politics.
You & Flacktard love NASA except when they talk about global warming, then you call them lying azzholes.

The ones putting politics over science are you & Flacktard and the rest f the feeble minded right.
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flack wrote:
<quoted text> No they don't. Not the employer's problem. They can get a second job. Not the employer's problem. HAHAHAHAHA!!! That's a lie! Not an employer's problem. Not an employer's problem. You're out your mind. But still not an employer's problem. People are responsible for themselves and family. No one else.
Just another egocentric sociopath who complains that there's so many people on food stamps but totally ignores the reason for it. No one should be forced to work two jobs to have a basic level of subsistence while the Walton family reaps in a fortune from their workers sweat.

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John Galt wrote:
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A roll of Bounty towels is the exact same product whether purchased in a convenience store or at a cheaper price at Walmart.
Conversely, some of the highest priced department stores in the country sell products made in Asian sweatshops.
Your argument defies all logic.
That is not entirely true.

I have purchased items from Walmart that had the exact same description & packaging as in other stores. They were not the same.

I had purchased envelopes from Staples to print several hundred envelopes for a mailing. I needed a few more & piked up some from Walmart. The exact same brand.

The ones from staples went through my printer fine, 20% of those from Walmart failed.

I purchased Hanes clothing items from both Walmart & JC Penny. There is a distinct difference in weight.

Walmart buys so much, they can order the same products as other stores but cheaper in quality.

The same physical size package of beef jerky will contain less weight in Walmart than in the grocery store. If you didn't pay attention to the label, you would have been duped.

Check out model numbers of the items in Walmart to those on other stores. The box & pictures are the same, but the numbers differ.

You need to be careful shopping at Walmart.

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No Surprize wrote:
<quoted text>Today, the actual unemployment rate is 9.6% and over fifty million Americans are now on food stamps.
Nancy Pelosi: Quickest way to create jobs is to provide more funding for food stamps. Go Nancy!!
There are not over 50 million Americans on food stamps.

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Wall Street Journal
April 29, 2013

The Coming Obamacare Shock

Single adults age 21-29 earning 300% to 400% of the federal poverty level will be hit with an increase of 46% even after premium assistance from tax credits.

An estimated 10 million people, approximately two-thirds of the market that is low- or average-risk, will see higher insurance bills for 2014.

Three million people will lose their insurance altogether in 2014 and six million will have to pay the individual-mandate tax penalty in 2016 because they don't want or won't be able to afford coverage even with the subsidies.

Younger, healthier workers will see very large increases in premiums: 89% in Missouri, 91% in Indiana and 101% in Nevada.

Employees whose employers have to pay a tax penalty because their policies do not carry sufficiently generous insurance will see their wages fall. Others will lose their jobs or see their hours reduced.

It appears that there will be 30 million to 40 million people damaged in some fashion by the Affordable Care Act—more than one in 10 Americans.

We'll hear about innocent victims who saw their premiums skyrocket, who were barred from seeing their usual doctor, who had their hours cut or lost their insurance entirely — all thanks to the faceless bureaucracy administering a federal law.

When that reality becomes clearer, the law is going to start losing its friends in the media.

http://online.wsj.com/article/SB1000142412788...

Anyone on the left ready to say "uncle"?

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Wall Street Journal
April 29, 2013

In recent weeks, there have been increasing expressions of concern from surprising quarters about the implementation of ObamaCare.

Sen. Max Baucus, a Democrat, called it a "train wreck." A Democratic colleague, Sen. Jay Rockefeller, described the massive Affordable Care Act as "beyond comprehension." Henry Chao, the government's chief technical officer in charge of putting in place the insurance exchanges mandated by the law, was quoted in the Congressional Quarterly as saying "I'm pretty nervous ... Let's just make sure it's not a third-world experience."

Health and Human Services Secretary, Kathleen Sebelius, who told a gathering a few weeks ago at the Harvard School of Public Health that she has been "surprised" by the political wrangling caused so far by ObamaCare and there are likely to be plenty of surprises ahead.

http://online.wsj.com/article/SB1000142412788...

Plenty of surprises, indeed. Pelosi told us that from the very beginning.

Good morning everyone.

“fairtax.org”

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Realtime wrote:
<quoted text>Hah, a full figured boy eh???
Sizes lower than "jumbo" are made elsewhere with lower shipping costs.
My jockstraps are made in Nicaragua for the same reason though.
You're a moran! I wear a size 36-38. Mr Peabody!
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FOXbots....

Political Extremism Is Supported by an Illusion of Understanding

People often hold extreme political attitudes about complex policies. We hypothesized that people typically know less about such policies than they think they do (the illusion of explanatory depth) and that polarized attitudes are enabled by simplistic causal models. Asking people to explain policies in detail both undermined the illusion of explanatory depth and led to attitudes that were more moderate. Although these effects occurred when people were asked to generate a mechanistic explanation, they did not occur when people were instead asked to enumerate reasons for their policy preferences. Finally, generating mechanistic explanations reduced donations to relevant political advocacy groups. The evidence suggests that people’s mistaken sense that they understand the causal processes underlying policies contributes to political polarization.

http://pss.sagepub.com/content/early/2013/04/...

yes: FOXbots!
PDUPONT

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John Galt wrote:
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Obama sympathizes with Islamic terrorists, his brothers.
Yeah you vomitous cretin he's been just killing them with sympathy along with Hellfire missiles.
You're an idiot!
sonicfilter

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There Are No ‘Absolute’ Rights

Nearly every idea in the Bill of Rights comes with restrictions and limitations. To think that the Second Amendment should be any different is absurd.

Every time I write a column on guns, the howl arises that I am talking about a right that is enshrined in the Constitution, buddy, and I better watch myself. The howl then transmutes into an extended harangue that this right is absolute, and no libtard fascist, whether me or the Satanesque Dianne Feinstein, is going to limit the right in any way. The first soldier to charge across this rhetorical veld is followed by hundreds harrumphing their assent. The only problem is that it’s an ahistorical, afactual, and barbaric argument. No right is absolute. In fact, the Second Amendment arguably has fewer restrictions on it these days than many of the other first ten, and there is and should be no guarantee that things are going to stay that way. In fact, if we’re ever going to be serious about trying to stop this mass butchery that we endure every few months, they cannot.

....I’m sure that pro-gun extremists know very well about Scalia’s famous opinion in Heller (2008), which dramatically expanded gun rights. But even in that decision, Scalia himself said that Second Amendment protections could apply only to weapons “in common use at the time.” Chris Wallace asked Scalia in 2012 about semiautomatic weapons and extended magazines, and he said:“What the opinion Heller said is that it will have to be decided in future cases. What limitations upon the right to bear arms are permissible. Some undoubtedly are, because there were some that were acknowledged at the time. For example, there was a tort called affrighting, which if you carried around a really horrible weapon just to scare people, like a head ax or something, that was I believe a misdemeanor. So yes, there are some limitations that can be imposed.”

Now I don’t trust him to rule that way as far as I could throw him, but if even Scalia is saying that, then yes, limitations are both possible and reasonable.

Imagine what conservatives would think of a group of liberals who insisted, while threatening an insurrection, on a pure and absolute interpretation of the Fourth or Sixth Amendment—and imagine how ridiculous they would look to average Americans. Hunters, sportsmen, collectors, and even defenders of their homes (misguided as they may be), according to the statistics certainly do have rights to keep and bear arms that are reasonable and should not be trampled. But the idea that any right is unrestricted is totally at odds with history, the law, and reality. And the idea that a group of Americans possesses an absolute “right” to own and keep weapons that can—and in practice do—kill numerous innocent people in seconds, destroying families and communities and tearing at the nation’s collective soul, is barbaric and psychotic. As the old saying goes: if you want to shoot an assault weapon, go enlist.

For civilians, meanwhile, we’re one Supreme Court justice away from getting some sanity and balance to interpretations of the Second Amendment, and the only thing I can’t decide is whether it would be more delicious for Barack Obama to appoint that judge or for Hillary Clinton to do it.

http://www.thedailybeast.com/articles/2013/05...
sonicfilter

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Black folks are not stupid.(Republican attempts to lure black voters)

I have to admit that rather than being angry about Republican attempts to lure black voters by twisting and spinning and blatantly lying about who they are as a party and who and what they stand for, I have been watching their contortions with an almost unholy glee.

They have had it so easy fogging the minds of low-information white folks who consist on a steady diet of Fox news, conspiracy theory, and panic-driven racism, sexism, homophobia and xenophobia, that blinded by buying their own propaganda and bigotry, they have bought the package they sell and continue to make futile attempts to steer us "blah" folks to vote for them, even as they spit on us in public on a daily basis.

Their "intellectual" theorists from the Buckley minions at The National Review, their bloated, bloviating media mouthpieces and money-men, are facing a dark future with few of us of darker in hue voting for the Party of R in the years ahead, and no tactic, stratagem or game plan they come up with from the depths of warped-by-hate brain pans seems to work. Gotta hand it to 'em—they keep trying.

My latest loud guffaw came while reading "Conservatives Try to Rewrite Civil Rights History (Again)" which opened with:

Rand Paul’s unsuccessful speech at Howard University—where he tried, and failed, to paint the Republican Party as the true home for African American voters—didn’t happen in a vacuum. It drew from a heavily revisionist history of American politics, in which the GOP never wavered in its commitment to black rights, and the Democratic Party embraced its role as a haven for segregationists. In this telling of history, black support for Democrats is a function of liberal demagoguery and crude identity politics. If African Americans truly understood their interests, the argument goes, they’d have never left the Republican Party.

The piece went on to explore recent attempts at re-writing racist southern-strategy architect Barry Goldwater's contributions to black folks.

Write-on R's. You will write in vain.

We don't need degrees in political science, or to read right-wing bloggers to know our history. Many of us had Republican grandparents. I know I did, and wrote about it. Black folks talk about politics in barber shops, beauty parlors, sittin' on bar stools, on the bus on the way to work and around the dinner table. We don't form our opinions based on punditry. We deal with the daily reality of walking, eating, sleeping, working, driving, shopping and breathing while black.

Black people are not stupid.

http://www.dailykos.com/story/2013/05/05/1206...
sonicfilter

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The R's have convinced themselves that the last two national election cycles are some sort of aberration, that just because Democrats had some black guy at the top of the ticket black folks blissed out and will come to our senses once he is no longer the Democrats' standard bearer. They are completely ignoring the fact that black folks have been voting for white Democrats since FDR started luring us away from the R party of old a long time ago.

Sure, they can buy off a few dusky faces to spout their rhetoric. Just see how well choosing Michael Steele worked out for ya. Opportunists come in all colors. Pasting a dark visage on tainted ideology does nothing to mask the stench of rotting food for thought.

Black people are not stupid.

Nor have we been struck blind, deaf and senseless. We hear dog whistling and the dulcet tones of patronizing put-downs quite well, thank you.

We may not all be PhDs, but a degree from the university of the streets serves us well—we have learned the hard way how to survive in a hostile America. We begin learning the day we are born, drink it in with our mother's milk or formula and before we are in the second or third grade we learn daily lessons in blackness.

You have Bell-Curve'd us, and Willie Horton'ed us, and Welfare Queen'ed us, as you stand-your-ground and stop-and-frisk us.

http://www.dailykos.com/story/2013/05/05/1206...
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Aunt Bettie Lou wrote:
Wall Street Journal
April 29, 2013
The Coming Obamacare Shock
Single adults age 21-29 earning 300% to 400% of the federal poverty level will be hit with an increase of 46% even after premium assistance from tax credits.
An estimated 10 million people, approximately two-thirds of the market that is low- or average-risk, will see higher insurance bills for 2014.
Three million people will lose their insurance altogether in 2014 and six million will have to pay the individual-mandate tax penalty in 2016 because they don't want or won't be able to afford coverage even with the subsidies.
Younger, healthier workers will see very large increases in premiums: 89% in Missouri, 91% in Indiana and 101% in Nevada.
Employees whose employers have to pay a tax penalty because their policies do not carry sufficiently generous insurance will see their wages fall. Others will lose their jobs or see their hours reduced.
It appears that there will be 30 million to 40 million people damaged in some fashion by the Affordable Care Act—more than one in 10 Americans.
We'll hear about innocent victims who saw their premiums skyrocket, who were barred from seeing their usual doctor, who had their hours cut or lost their insurance entirely — all thanks to the faceless bureaucracy administering a federal law.
When that reality becomes clearer, the law is going to start losing its friends in the media.
http://online.wsj.com/article/SB1000142412788...
Anyone on the left ready to say "uncle"?
Opinion piece and while Kessler has very impressive credentials in health care policy he's having fun with numbers and words. In one example, he has premiums for small groups increasing as much as 18% in another he has premiums increasing over 80%__apples and oranges perhaps? How many US dollars is 400% of the US Poverty level Carol? Why would the esteemed professor use such a description to state a persons income.

Health care premiums have been increasing every year babe particularly since the mid 1990's.
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RealDave wrote:
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Check out the graph.
Do you right whiners know how to read a graph?
http://mediamatters.org/research/2012/05/29/g...
US Government works have decreased under Obama.
Provide a reputable source and Galt will review.

Galt will not infect his computer by visiting a Soros website like Media matters.
John Galt

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PDUPONT wrote:
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According to whom? You? Who the hell made you the arbiter of what's a valid religion or not?
The only religion you ascribe to is the egocentric sociopathic nihilism espoused by Ayn Rand the second rate author who lived out her final days dependent on the government she despised.
You're an idiot!
Islam is barbaric terrorism disguised as religion.
John Galt

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RealDave wrote:
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Ford paid his employees well. He wanted them to be able to afford to buy one of his cars.
This is totally different that the right whiner m minimum wage mentality that John Galt believes in.
People who work at Walmart own cars.
John Galt

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RealDave wrote:
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You & Flacktard love NASA except when they talk about global warming, then you call them lying azzholes.
The ones putting politics over science are you & Flacktard and the rest f the feeble minded right.
The sole mission of NASA should be space exploration.
John Galt

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PDUPONT wrote:
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Yeah you vomitous cretin he's been just killing them with sympathy along with Hellfire missiles.
You're an idiot!
Obama has installed radical Islamist governments in Tunisia, Libya, Egypt, Yemen, and is working on doing the same in Syria.

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