Barack Obama, our next President

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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#916600 Jun 1, 2013
flack wrote:
<quoted text> I agree. Moore is already on the rebuild. The next day crews were removing debris so that nomes and stores could be rebuilt. Heck the mayor came on TV to say they didn't need anymore help and then Obama later that day said he was sending in the FEMA clowns. Bet you won't here that they told them to pound sand. LOL!
What a nitwit you are.

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5:21 p.m. EDT May 21, 2013

"JOPLIN, Mo.— Nearly two years after a horrific EF5 tornado struck Joplin, a new landscape has emerged from the miles-long corridor of rubble.

Streets are clear. Debris is gone. Road signs ripped away by 200-plus-mph winds are back in place and motorists can find their way.

Block after block, new homes have risen, many on the bare foundations left behind after the May 22, 2011, storm. New roofs — not twisted debris — mark the path of the storm through the heart of the city. A recent tour of the tornado's path revealed only a handful of structures with torn roofs or damaged walls."

The St. John's Regional Medical Center that took a direct hit has been demolished and scraped from view. Its mangled exterior had become an iconic image of the storm's power. Only a parking lot and grassy hill remain.

On Joplin's southwest side, the steel framework of a new Mercy Hospital — designed from the ground up to survive a similar tornado — passed a construction milestone on Feb. 28, with the placing of a "topping out beam," painted white and signed by many of the construction crews working there. More than 1 million cubic yards of rock and soil were excavated for the new hospital, enough material to fill 100,000 dump trucks.

Elsewhere, steel is rising on several new schools.

In many ways, big and small, life is getting back to some semblance of normalcy for Joplin."

http://www.usatoday.com/story/news/nation/201...

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And this occurred two years ago.

You guys are such morons.

Since: Feb 08

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#916601 Jun 1, 2013
lily boca raton fl wrote:
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One of Utah's top gun lobbyists was arrested for threatening the family of his ex-wife with his two-and-a-half ton Army surplus vehicle. I guess my first question would be—is there a background check to buy one of those? Gun lobbyist Clark Aposhian drove onto the lawn of his ex-wife's family with the vehicle, on which he had painted the words "Zombie Response Vehicle." Aposhian is involved with a custody dispute with his ex-wife. He also seems to have some sort of unspecified beef with zombies.
Randi Rhodes
"silly"
"All vets are mentally ill and government should prevent them from owning firearms". A quote from senator feinsten, as reported by Bert Prelutsky of the Los Angeles Times.
I would be willing to bet that you support feintein's stance.
Peace
KMA
Whatever

Gering, NE

#916602 Jun 1, 2013
Nuculur option wrote:
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When Castro defeated Batista, he was lauded as a 'people's hero' in the USA.
He even appeared on the Ed Sullivan show in 1959. You should remember, but your dementia ended memories for you.
It was only when America realized that Castro would not be the puppet Batista was that we turned on him.
Batista allowed American mobsters to run gambling in Havana while the Cuban people starved.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v =kjpnfDwWd7YXX
"The U.S. realized Batista would lose the war, and fearing that Castro would displace U.S. interests with socialist reforms, decided to support Batista’s removal in support of a rightist military junta, believing that General Cantillo, then commanding most of the country’s armed forces, should lead it. After being approached with this proposal, Cantillo secretly met with Castro, agreeing that the two would call a ceasefire, following which Batista would be apprehended and tried as a war criminal.[116] Double crossing Castro, Cantillo warned Batista of the revolutionary’s intentions. Wishing to avoid a tribunal, Batista resigned on 31 December 1958, informing the armed forces that they were now under Cantillo’s control. With his family and closest advisers, Batista fled into exile with over US$ 300,000,000.[117] Cantillo then entered Havana’s Presidential Palace, proclaimed the Supreme Court judge Carlos Piedra to be the new President, and began appointing new members of the government.[118]

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fidel_Castro

“Come Home America!”

Since: Nov 11

Claymont, Delaware 19809

#916603 Jun 1, 2013
Whatever wrote:
<quoted text>
"Effort to Kill the Ethanol Subsidy
Coburn led an effort to repeal the ethanol subsidy in June of 2011, saying it was a waste of taxpayer money - he said the Volumetric Ethanol Excise Tax Credit cost $30.5 billion from 2005 through 2011 - because consumption remained only a small part of the country's fuel use.
His effort to repeal the ethanol subsidy failed in the Senate by a vote of 59 to 40. "
http://usgovinfo.about.com/od/moneymatters/a/...
How does your cherry-picking prove your previous erroneous claim / blame on liberals only promoting ethanol? republicans and liberals were fully behind the search for alternative fuels and renewable energy to replace death-dealing fossil fuel dependency when republicans still believed in climate change in the 80's to the early 21st century (before CitizensUnited and the sell out to big-moneyed fossil fuel special interests )

Since: Sep 10

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#916604 Jun 1, 2013
When the IRS targeted liberals

Under George W. Bush, it went after the NAACP, Greenpeace and even a liberal church

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"While few are defending the Internal Revenue Service for targeting dozens of conservative groups, there are two critical pieces of context missing from the conventional wisdom on the “scandal.” First, at least from what we know so far, the groups were not targeted in a political vendetta — but rather were executing a makeshift enforcement test (an ugly one, mind you) for IRS employees tasked with separating political groups not allowed to claim tax-exempt status, from bona fide social welfare organizations. Employees are given almost zero official guidance on how to do that, so they went after Tea Party groups because those seemed like they might be political. Keep in mind, the commissioner of the IRS at the time was a Bush appointee.

The second is that while this is the first time this kind of thing has become a national scandal, it’s not the first time such activity has occurred.

“I wish there was more GOP interest when I raised the same issue during the Bush administration, where they audited a progressive church in my district in what look liked a very selective way,” California Democratic Rep. Adam Schiff said on MSNBC Monday.“I found only one Republican,[North Carolina Rep. Walter Jones], that would join me in calling for an investigation during the Bush administration. I’m glad now that the GOP has found interest in this issue and it ought to be a bipartisan concern.”

The well-known church, All Saints Episcopal in Pasadena, became a bit of a cause célèbre on the left after the IRS threatened to revoke the church’s tax-exempt status over an anti-Iraq War sermon the Sunday before the 2004 election.“Jesus [would say],‘Mr. President, your doctrine of preemptive war is a failed doctrine,’” rector George Regas said from the dais.

The church, which said progressive activism was in its “DNA,” hired a powerful Washington lawyer and enlisted the help of Schiff, who met with the commissioner of the IRS twice and called for a Government Accountability Office investigation, saying the IRS audit violated the First Amendment and was unduly targeting a political opponent of the Bush administration.“My client is very concerned that the close coordination undertaken by the IRS allowed partisan political concerns to direct the course of the All Saints examination,” church attorney Marcus Owens, who is widely considered one of the country’s leading experts on this area of the law, said at the time. In 2007, the IRS closed the case, decreeing that the church violated rules preventing political intervention, but it did not revoke its nonprofit status."

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Bet you nitwits saw nothing wrong with Bush using the IRS to go after his enemies list.

All you are is hypocrites and racists.
Yeah

Mililani, HI

#916605 Jun 1, 2013
shinningelectr0n wrote:
<quoted text>
Because you keep bending over.
Interesting... you hump anything that bends over?

A natural, uncontrollable reaction of yours I take it?

Since: Apr 09

Elmont, Long Island NY

#916606 Jun 1, 2013
John Galt wrote:
<quoted text>
Osteen and Pat Robertson are Christians, not Muslim terrorists.
Christianity is a harmless diversion that comforts many people.
Really, I betting the Bosnian Muslims and Croats who suffered genocide at the hands of those Christian Orthodox Serbs may have a different opinion.

and I'm sure the victims who suffered years of terrorism by the IRA and Protestant Orange groups also may have a slightly different opinion.

and then there are always the 6 million victims who suffered the Holocaust at the hands of Christian Germany.

Or the Native American Indians (both North & South) who almost were driven into extinction at the hands of Christian Europeans

or the tens of thousands of Pacific Islanders who suffered the same fate as Native Americans again at the hands of Christian Europeans.

or the tens of thousands of Africans who suffered genocide and enslavement at the hands of Christian Europeans

or the tens of thousands of Chinese who suffered from the Opium sold to them by the Christian British

I'm betting there are millions of people who do not consider Christianity a harmless diversion

BTW Pat Robertson is a yellow coward who deserted his platoon just before it was deployed to Korea. Like another politician we know, his daddy, Sen. Robertson had a lot of political clout. He got his son reassigned to REMF job in Japan. Where he ran an "O" club and was known as a boozing partyin p@ssy hound

Since: Feb 08

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#916607 Jun 1, 2013
Waxman wrote:
<quoted text>
So you are the misfit that watches Chris Matthews?
baaawwwaaahhhhh!!!!!!
have a nice day, airhead.
"Waxman"
"silly" watches matthews because when he speaks the pee runs down her leg and she gets the chills.
Peace
Yeah

Mililani, HI

#916608 Jun 1, 2013
Aunt Bettie Lou wrote:
<quoted text>
Certain groups or specific enemies get audited by the IRS with the blessing of those in power by nearly every administration. Clinton held that record, I believe. But going after enemies of those in power en masse, targeting every group with nonthreatening words like "freedom" and "debt" in their names and auditing individual donors and citizens simply for their political beliefs is an unprecedented and gross abuse of power. Richard Nixon was the last president to be that transparent with his "enemies list", but this administration outdid him.
Targeting average citizens and nonthreatening small groups of citizens who simply don't agree with this administration and are concerned about the direction this country is going - which is the majority - using the strong arm of the IRS is not how we do things here.
You just want us to be Cuba. Apparently, so does Obama. He's just gotten comfortable wearing sheep's clothing.
Well this sure is a change of tune from your earlier claims.

The problem is, you're only willing to enforce the laws now that bushie boy and the cons are not in power.

It sure wasn't a problem when they were there! Seems it went beyond accepted since the IRS actually made the threat to revoke the tax exempt status due to statement against bushie boy.

So really, using the strong arm of the IRS IS something cons condoned....

..... don't you agree?

Since: Sep 10

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#916609 Jun 1, 2013
flack wrote:
<quoted text> I agree. Moore is already on the rebuild. The next day crews were removing debris so that nomes and stores could be rebuilt. Heck the mayor came on TV to say they didn't need anymore help and then Obama later that day said he was sending in the FEMA clowns. Bet you won't here that they told them to pound sand. LOL!
We'll see how many Billions Moore asks the Feds for.

Then your stupidity will be exposed for all to see, again.
Yeah

Mililani, HI

#916610 Jun 1, 2013
Aunt Bettie Lou wrote:
<quoted text>
Even liberals like Jon Stewart and Chris Matthews gets it. Where else would this post put you but clearly in the "tools" category?
That's because con commentators don't son.

They simply can't change their stripes.

Since: Feb 08

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#916611 Jun 1, 2013
Nuculur option wrote:
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You're a lying sack of feces.
O'Reilly lies, Carol parrots his lies.
I caught you in one, just as I caught Emaam in his stuppidity concerning ICD10 codes.
You didn't know Bush signed the law that made them mandatory, either, as you piled on with your typical tool stupidity.
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Factcheck: Shulman White House Visits
Garance Franke-Ruta: The latest twist in the conservative effort to tie the IRS tax-exempt targeting scandal to the president is to focus on public visitor records released by the White House, in which former IRS Commissioner Douglas Shulman's name appears 157 times between 2009 and 2012. Unfortunately, few of those pushing this line have bothered to read more than the topline of that public information.
Shulman was cleared primarily to meet with administration staffers involved in implementation of the health-care reform bill. He was cleared 40 times to meet with Obama's director of the Office of Health Reform, and a further 80 times for the biweekly health reform deputies meetings and others set up by aides involved with the health-care law implementation efforts."
http://www.drudge.com/news/168927/factcheck-s...
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You're nothing but a dim witted tool for demagogues like O'Reilly to use as he pleases.
You don't even have the God given sense to reallize you're following a morally depraved man.
Between his sexual harassment of young women who worked for him, to his outrageous vindictive behavior concerning his wife's leaving him, the man is scum.
"nutsucker"
You lie schulman has testified that he only went to the White House for the Easter Egg hunt.
Peace
KMA
Yeah

Mililani, HI

#916612 Jun 1, 2013
Fenris the Big Bad Wolf wrote:
OK leftist phags, its time for this morning's English ebonics lesson!! The word for this morning is "Button".
Nw, let's have dewan use it in a sentence:
"Ma girlfrien Juanitas bought her sum leopard skin stretch pants. I say girl, you won get you big ole button 'em."...
lol! Ann Romeny has a but-ton.
Yeah

Mililani, HI

#916613 Jun 1, 2013
Aunt Bettie Lou wrote:
<quoted text>
You used to be in the "don't want to have a clue" category but, with this post, you're officially in the "tools" category.
We now have a simple system to make categorizing easier.
Well, you must fall into the 'hypocrite' category.

You make a challenge....

I responded and challenged you with the same question....

You runaway....
Lincoln

United States

#916614 Jun 1, 2013
John Galt wrote:
<quoted text>
In the spirit of full disclosure, Jean from Queens is Jewish.
nobama is Guatemalan
Yeah

Mililani, HI

#916615 Jun 1, 2013
Chicagoan by Birth wrote:
<quoted text>'I'm an Obamabot' said the Yeahoo.'Don't cut my food stamps or welfare payments, or I will be forced to beg', "Poor pitiful me"?
lol! At least I don't claim somethings in the US Constitution but can't find it.....

... like you son!

You should try and see how 'common defense' works.
Florida

Seminole, FL

#916616 Jun 1, 2013
Nuculur option wrote:
When the IRS targeted liberals
Under George W. Bush, it went after the NAACP, Greenpeace and even a liberal church
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"While few are defending the Internal Revenue Service for targeting dozens of conservative groups, there are two critical pieces of context missing from the conventional wisdom on the “scandal.” First, at least from what we know so far, the groups were not targeted in a political vendetta — but rather were executing a makeshift enforcement test (an ugly one, mind you) for IRS employees tasked with separating political groups not allowed to claim tax-exempt status, from bona fide social welfare organizations. Employees are given almost zero official guidance on how to do that, so they went after Tea Party groups because those seemed like they might be political. Keep in mind, the commissioner of the IRS at the time was a Bush appointee.
The second is that while this is the first time this kind of thing has become a national scandal, it’s not the first time such activity has occurred.
“I wish there was more GOP interest when I raised the same issue during the Bush administration, where they audited a progressive church in my district in what look liked a very selective way,” California Democratic Rep. Adam Schiff said on MSNBC Monday.“I found only one Republican,[North Carolina Rep. Walter Jones], that would join me in calling for an investigation during the Bush administration. I’m glad now that the GOP has found interest in this issue and it ought to be a bipartisan concern.”
The well-known church, All Saints Episcopal in Pasadena, became a bit of a cause célèbre on the left after the IRS threatened to revoke the church’s tax-exempt status over an anti-Iraq War sermon the Sunday before the 2004 election.“Jesus [would say],‘Mr. President, your doctrine of preemptive war is a failed doctrine,’” rector George Regas said from the dais.
The church, which said progressive activism was in its “DNA,” hired a powerful Washington lawyer and enlisted the help of Schiff, who met with the commissioner of the IRS twice and called for a Government Accountability Office investigation, saying the IRS audit violated the First Amendment and was unduly targeting a political opponent of the Bush administration.“My client is very concerned that the close coordination undertaken by the IRS allowed partisan political concerns to direct the course of the All Saints examination,” church attorney Marcus Owens, who is widely considered one of the country’s leading experts on this area of the law, said at the time. In 2007, the IRS closed the case, decreeing that the church violated rules preventing political intervention, but it did not revoke its nonprofit status."
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Bet you nitwits saw nothing wrong with Bush using the IRS to go after his enemies list.
All you are is hypocrites and racists.
Your addiction and obsession for Bush is an ardent interest of pursuit you idiot... I wish someone had an answer to your deranged addiction to reality you clown.
The economy sucks, unemployment is high, terrorists are becoming bolder, IRS is Gestapo, the government is scandal-ridden with criminal democrats, and Obama bin Lying is responsible...

LMFAO...I'm lovin' it!!

Defending the IRS and a sellout Obama bin Lying is an excellent campaign strategy you idiot in 2014, recommended for all democrats you deranged nitwit.

It's the culture...

nuculur using his "I am an idiot" defense...
It's the culture...

“fairtax.org”

Since: Dec 08

gauley bridge wv

#916617 Jun 1, 2013
Nuculur option wrote:
<quoted text>
Sure. Just like Joplin, MO, which is still in ruins years after the Tornado they suffered.
Do you ever say anything that makes sense??
So far, I haven't seen it.
Hey Dilbert the Joplin tornado was May 22 2012. Years! What a spaz!!!

"By July 22, the city had issued 1,700 building permits for reconstruction, as it simultaneously builds a mobile home park for storms survivors along Highway 171, north of downtown. Christened Jeff Taylor Field for a Kansas-city area police officer killed who died after suffering wounds during storm cleanup efforts,it will soon have 500 homes."

Since: Apr 09

Elmont, Long Island NY

#916618 Jun 1, 2013
Florida wrote:
<quoted text>These liberals oppose your belief and right to bear arms: Hitler, Castro, Stalin, Amin, Lenin, Mao, Chavez, Obama. Who do you trust dummy?
The economy sucks, unemployment is high, terrorists are becoming bolder, IRS is Gestapo, the government is scandal-ridden with criminal democrats, and Obama bin Lying is responsible...
AND all you can do nitwit is cry and whine like a dumbass and look like a deranged idiot... LMFAO...I'm lovin' it!!
nuculur using his "I am an idiot" defense...
It's the culture...
first classifying Hitler, Stalin, Amin, Lenin, Mao as liberal is really really pretty friggin stupid.

Next, Hitler actually relaxed gun control laws

Unfortunately for LaPierre et al., the notion that Hitler confiscated everyone’s guns is mostly bogus. And the ancillary claim that Jews could have stopped the Holocaust with more guns doesn’t make any sense at all if you think about it for more than a minute.

University of Chicago law professor Bernard Harcourt explored this myth in depth in a 2004 article published in the Fordham Law Review. As it turns out, the Weimar Republic, the German government that immediately preceded Hitler’s, actually had tougher gun laws than the Nazi regime. After its defeat in World War I, and agreeing to the harsh surrender terms laid out in the Treaty of Versailles, the German legislature in 1919 passed a law that effectively banned all private firearm possession, leading the government to confiscate guns already in circulation. In 1928, the Reichstag relaxed the regulation a bit, but put in place a strict registration regime that required citizens to acquire separate permits to own guns, sell them or carry them.

The 1938 law signed by Hitler that LaPierre mentions in his book basically does the opposite of what he says it did.“The 1938 revisions completely deregulated the acquisition and transfer of rifles and shotguns, as well as ammunition,” Harcourt wrote. Meanwhile, many more categories of people, including Nazi party members, were exempted from gun ownership regulations altogether, while the legal age of purchase was lowered from 20 to 18, and permit lengths were extended from one year to three years.

http://www.salon.com/2013/01/11/stop_talking_...

Not sure where you get your info, but I'm guessing is Bizzaro world

Since: Sep 10

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#916619 Jun 1, 2013
Whatever wrote:
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"Cause of the Crusades
The reason and cause of the crusades was a war between Christians and Moslems which centered around the city of Jerusalem and the Holy places of Palestine. The City of Jerusalem held a Holy significance to the Christian religion. The Church of the Holy Sepulchre in Jerusalem commemorated the hill of crucifixion and the tomb of Christ's burial. Pilgrims throughout the Middle Ages made sacred pilgrimages to the Holy city of Jerusalem and the church. Although the city of Jerusalem was held by the Saracens the Christian pilgrims had been granted safe passage to visit the Holy city. In 1065 Jerusalem was taken by the Turks, who came from the kingdom of ancient Persia. 3000 Christians were massacred and the remaining Christians were treated so badly that throughout Christendom people were stirred to fight in crusades. These actions aroused a storm of indignation throughout Europe and awakened the desire to rescue the Holy Land from the grasp of the "infidel."
http://www.middle-ages.org.uk/cause-of-crusad...
Welcome back, Jason. Sorry for your family's loss. Hope all is well with you and yours.

BAck to Topix:

Crusades were religiously motivated campaigns conducted between the 11th and 16th centuries predominantly but not exclusively against Muslims in the Near East but also against pagans, heretics, and peoples under the ban of excommunication for a mixture of religious, economic, and political reasons. Their emblem was the cross—the term "crusade" is derived from the French term for taking up the cross. Many were from France and called themselves "Franks", which became the common term used by Muslims. Europeans had historically called the occupants of the Holy Land Saracens, and used this in a negative sense throughout the Crusades and often in European history books into the 20th century.

The crusaders were Christians from all over Western Europe under feudal rather than unified command. There were seven major and numerous minor Crusades against Muslim territories. Rivalries among both Christian and Muslim powers also led to alliances between religious factions against their opponents, such as the Christian alliance with the Islamic Sultanate of Rûm during the Fifth Crusade. When the last Christian stronghold in the Holy Land fell at Acre in 1291 there was no coherent response.

The Crusades had major political, economic, and social impact on western Europe. It resulted in a substantial weakening of the Christian Byzantine Empire, which fell several centuries later to the Ottoman Empire. The Reconquista, a long period of wars in Spain and Portugal (Iberia), where Christian forces reconquered the peninsula from Muslims, is closely tied to the Crusades."

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The lesson you folks miss is that the Muslims were the victors in the Crusades, which led to the Ottomans taking over much of Christian Europe later in history.

the Crusades were a failure for the Christians.

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"The Muslims had long fought among themselves, but they were finally united by Saladin, who created a single powerful state. Following his victory at the Battle of Hattin he easily overwhelmed the disunited crusaders in 1187 and retook Jerusalem on 29 September 1187 breached the walls. Terms were arranged and the city surrendered, with Saladin entering the city on 2 October 1187."

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