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 09

Elmont, Long Island NY

#916651 Jun 1, 2013
Florida wrote:
<quoted text> Hitler actually relaxed gun control laws for Nazis only..
The American Indians and Jews gave up their guns, turned in their weapons, big and more government took care of the Indians on reservations and preserves and Hitler took care of and gassed the Jews...
YOU Neo-Nazis opposed the Invasion of Iraq. You Neo-Nazi liberals support any Arab country because they all oppose Israel and support exterminating the Jews you idiot
These liberals oppose your belief and right to bear arms: Hitler, Castro, Stalin, Amin, Lenin, Mao, Chavez, Obama. Who do you trust dummy?
It's the culture...
I opposed the invasion of Iraq for a number of reasons, some of which were the same reasons President George H.W. Bush left Saddam in power after Gulf War I. Unlike the entire Dumbya administration, I had spent time in the Middle East and studied its politics and military.

I opposed the Iraq Fiasco for the following reasons.
1. SADDAM DID NOT POSSESS ANY WMD's. Numerous intel agencies, including our, own knew this.
2. Invading and removing Saddam would get us into another Vietnam type war.(Why Bush I didn't take him out)
3. Removing the iron fist control of Saddam would lead to sectarian violence, genocide and ethnic cleansing.(again bush I knew this)
4. Saddam kept Iran in check. Without the threat of us rearming Saddam and another Iraq/Iran war, Iran would probably restart its nuclear program (it did)
5. Every time we go to nation build unilaterally it fails. The only successful times we have rebuilt nations, we had the help of the world. Germany, Japan, South Korea, Croatia and Bosnia are examples of this. Every time we go about it Unilaterally we fail, Vietnam, Somalia, Iraq are examples of this

Yes I am a liberal and a gun owner. I want adequate background checks before a person can purchase a gun.

Senator Feinstein doesn't want to bar vets from owning guns, she only doesn't want them exempt from background checks. and given what that not having a draft for the Iraq Fiasco has led many service members to do multiple combat tours, some as high as 5-6, that's a really really good idea.

The only thing I don't support about Israel is their illegal seizure of land that doesn't belong to them. same as I opposed Saddam's invasion of Kuwait
Florida

Seminole, FL

#916652 Jun 1, 2013
Nuculur option wrote:
One Walmart's Low Wages Could Cost Taxpayers $900,000 Per Year, House Dems Find
"Walmart wages are so low that many of its workers rely on food stamps and other government aid programs to fulfill their basic needs, a reality that could cost taxpayers as much as $900,000 at just one Walmart Supercenter in Wisconsin, according to a study released by Congressional Democrats on Thursday.
Though the study assumes that most workers who qualify for the public assistance programs do take advantage of them, it injects a potent data point into a national debate about the minimum wage at a time when many Walmart and fast food workers are mounting strikes in pursuit of higher wages.
The study uses Medicaid data released in Wisconsin to piece together the annual cost to taxpayers for providing a host of social safety net programs, including food stamps and publicly subsidized health care, to workers at one Supercenter in the state.
According to the report, Walmart had more workers enrolled in the state’s public health care program in the last quarter of last year than any other employer, with 3,216 people enrolled. When the dependents of those workers were factored in, the number of enrollees came to 9,207.
"When low wages leave Walmart workers unable to afford the necessities of life, taxpayers pick up the tab," the report says.
After accounting for the total number of Walmart stores and employees across the state and the per-person costs of BadgerCare, as the state’s health care program is known, the report's authors estimated that the cost of publicly funded health care comes to $251,706 per year for a 300-employee Supercenter."
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 Walmart you dumbass and look like a deranged idiot... LMFAO...I'm lovin' it!!

nuculur using his "I am an idiot" defense...

It's the culture...
John Galt

Temecula, CA

#916653 Jun 1, 2013
frontporchreactionary wrote:
<quoted text>Of course, the U S Constitution is not 'absolute'. We've witnessed attempts to improve upon and curtail the meaning and intent of the U S Constitution as a living, evolving American political document.
Only by idiots like you.

The US Constitution is set in stone.

The only way to change the meaning and intent of the US Constitution is through the Amendment procedure.
John Galt

Temecula, CA

#916654 Jun 1, 2013
Florida wrote:
<quoted text>Not Surprised Jean of Queens = 99Percent Frontporchmonkey is near Christophers night club on oakland park blvd Ft. Lauderdale Florida
It's the culture
a/k/a New York City South

Since: Apr 09

Elmont, Long Island NY

#916655 Jun 1, 2013
Patriot wrote:
DHS wastes billions of Our money in the so-called fight against terrorism
June 1, 2013
Audits carried out by the DHS Inspector General reveal ''serious shortcomings'' about the way grants have been spent. The report questions how many of the acquisitions made by towns and cities have contributed in any way to combating the threat of terrorism.
Hard pressed taxpayers who are suffering from wage cuts, job losses and cuts in Federal programs are entitled to ask tough questions of the Department of Homeland Security. Senator Coburn's report points out very forcefully that there have been few accountability measures in the UASI program. He notes that,''there is almost no way to ensure taxpayers are getting value for their money, and more importantly, whether they are safer.''
http://www.activistpost.com/2013/06/dhs-waste...
that waste started long before the Obama administration. Representatives from states where terrorists attacks are likely to occur, NYC, LA, DC, Norfolk Va., San Diego, Boston, have been complaining for years about the distribution of funds to very low level threat locations.
Florida

Seminole, FL

#916656 Jun 1, 2013
Nuculur option wrote:
All-Male Fox Panel Freaks Out About Female Breadwinners
"The all-male panel on Wednesday's "Lou Dobbs Tonight" was in total agreement about the deep danger posed to society by women bringing home the bacon.
The Fox Business host fulminated about a recently released Pew study which showed that women were the sole or primary breadwinners in four out of ten households with children. There have been many nuanced reactions to the study, but Dobbs and his guests agreed that it was a complete catastrophe for the country.
Juan Williams said it was "something going terribly wrong in American society, and it's hurting our children, and it's going to have impact for generations to come."
Fellow guest Erick Erickson said it was a downright repudiation of nature itself.
"When you look at biology, look at the natural world, the roles of a male and a female in society, and other animals, the male typically is the dominant role. The female, it's not antithesis, or it's not competing, it's a complementary role. We as people in a smart society have lost the ability to have complementary relationships in nuclear families, and it's tearing us apart."
"The politicians won't say it," Williams said. "They won't admit this!"
At no point were women invited to share their thoughts.
UPDATE: One woman, Fox News' Greta Van Susteren, reacted with disbelief:
Have these men lost their minds?(and these are my colleagues??!! oh brother… maybe I need to have a little chat with them if it isn’t too late….)
You idiot still breastfeeding on Bush, sucking Dick Cheney while the country slides into an abyss and goes to hell. LMFAO...

AND... Your addiction and obsession for FoxNews is an ardent interest of pursuit you idiot... I wish someone had an answer to your deranged addiction you fool.

Throwing money at it would be like throwing Crack at an addict and telling them to go away. You fool always come back for more FOX and blame others for your inane addiction... LMFAO

In short you retard, the the Obama administration has criminalized the news-gathering process...

Defending the IRS and a sellout Obama bin Lying is an excellent campaign strategy you idiot in 2014, recommended for all democrats you fool. LMFAO...I'm lovin' it!!

It's the culture...
Whatever

Gering, NE

#916657 Jun 1, 2013
Nuculur option wrote:
All-Male Fox Panel Freaks Out About Female Breadwinners
"The all-male panel on Wednesday's "Lou Dobbs Tonight" was in total agreement about the deep danger posed to society by women bringing home the bacon.
The Fox Business host fulminated about a recently released Pew study which showed that women were the sole or primary breadwinners in four out of ten households with children. There have been many nuanced reactions to the study, but Dobbs and his guests agreed that it was a complete catastrophe for the country.
Juan Williams said it was "something going terribly wrong in American society, and it's hurting our children, and it's going to have impact for generations to come."
Fellow guest Erick Erickson said it was a downright repudiation of nature itself.
"When you look at biology, look at the natural world, the roles of a male and a female in society, and other animals, the male typically is the dominant role. The female, it's not antithesis, or it's not competing, it's a complementary role. We as people in a smart society have lost the ability to have complementary relationships in nuclear families, and it's tearing us apart."
"The politicians won't say it," Williams said. "They won't admit this!"
At no point were women invited to share their thoughts.
UPDATE: One woman, Fox News' Greta Van Susteren, reacted with disbelief:
Have these men lost their minds?(and these are my colleagues??!! oh brother… maybe I need to have a little chat with them if it isn’t too late….)
The Right has an easier time than does the LEFT. The Left has been brain washed into thinking they have to defend every dumb ass Progressive that surfaces with a microphone. The Right treats each person and statement as belonging to that person. It is that person's problem to defend it.

“Come Home America!”

Since: Nov 11

Claymont, Delaware 19809

#916658 Jun 1, 2013
John Galt wrote:
<quoted text>
Only by idiots like you.
The US Constitution is set in stone.
The only way to change the meaning and intent of the US Constitution is through the Amendment procedure.
Are you so splenetic in your visceral attack that you can't recognize your own contradictions ?
John Galt

Temecula, CA

#916659 Jun 1, 2013
frontporchreactionary wrote:
<quoted text> 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 )
Ethanol is a carbon-based fuel, just like "fossil" fuels, a meaningless classification.

Since: Apr 09

Elmont, Long Island NY

#916660 Jun 1, 2013
John Galt wrote:
<quoted text>
Only by idiots like you.
The US Constitution is set in stone.
The only way to change the meaning and intent of the US Constitution is through the Amendment procedure.
only an idiot would make a statement like
"The U.S. Constitution is set in stone." then go on about how it can be amended and changed.

which is it? is it set in stone or can it be changed?

RHETORICAL QUESTION
John Galt

Temecula, CA

#916661 Jun 1, 2013
Karma is a_______ wrote:
<quoted text>
Really, I betting the Bosnian Muslims and Croats who suffered genocide at the hands of those Christian Orthodox Serbs may have a different opinion.
Bosnian Muslims also committed genocide.

Muslims can't get along with anybody else.

Since: Apr 09

Elmont, Long Island NY

#916662 Jun 1, 2013
Nuculur option wrote:
<quoted text>
You earned my respect for owning up to being wrong.
Most of your buddies here would spend days trying to prove they weren't wrong on the date. Emaam would have changed the subject 5 times to weasel out of it.
Point is, Joplin has cost FEMA a fortune. As will Moore, OK.
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"The powerful tornado that struck Joplin was the deadliest such twister in nearly six decades and may have caused as much as $3 billion in damages as it flattened schools, businesses and houses in its destructive path, experts say.
While insurance firms will pick up much of the tab for rebuilding insured structures, federal, state and local governments will have many other costs to cover. Typically, the federal government pays 75 percent of the emergency costs of responding to such declared disasters , with state and local governments covering the rest.
But the tornado-related expenses in Joplin are likely to be so high that both of Missouri's U.S. senators Sens. Roy Blunt, a Republican, and Claire McCaskill, a Democrat urged Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano in separate telephone calls Wednesday to increase the federal share as high as feasible.
"I am asking for 100 percent federal reimbursement to local governments," Blunt told reporters Thursday. "They've agreed to 75 percent,[but] I think they have to come to a better number than that." A spokeswoman for McCaskill said the senator had also asked Napolitano for a higher federal match , perhaps the 90 percent match that Alabama is getting for cleanup in the wake of last month's killer twisters.""
Alabama had no problem taking FEMA money. Nor did Missouri. Nowr will Oklahoma.
It's just like the stimulus. Whle Repugnant Governors decried it as wasteful, they all had their hands out for the stimulus money.
Texas used it to balance their deficit riddled budget.
Repugnants are hypocrites of the first order.
FYI Sen Roy Blunt voted against the Hurricane Sandy relief bill
John Galt

Temecula, CA

#916663 Jun 1, 2013
Yeah wrote:
<quoted text>It's like John Roberts, Kathy Harris and Jeb Bush giving George Bush the presidency.
Oh wait! They did!
John Roberts was not on the Supreme Court in 2000 when Algore attempted to steal the election.
Florida

Seminole, FL

#916664 Jun 1, 2013
Karma is a_______ wrote:
<quoted text>
I opposed the invasion of Iraq for a number of reasons, some of which were the same reasons President George H.W. Bush left Saddam in power after Gulf War I. Unlike the entire Dumbya administration, I had spent time in the Middle East and studied its politics and military.
I opposed the Iraq Fiasco for the following reasons.
1. SADDAM DID NOT POSSESS ANY WMD's. Numerous intel agencies, including our, own knew this.
2. Invading and removing Saddam would get us into another Vietnam type war.(Why Bush I didn't take him out)
3. Removing the iron fist control of Saddam would lead to sectarian violence, genocide and ethnic cleansing.(again bush I knew this)
4. Saddam kept Iran in check. Without the threat of us rearming Saddam and another Iraq/Iran war, Iran would probably restart its nuclear program (it did)
5. Every time we go to nation build unilaterally it fails. The only successful times we have rebuilt nations, we had the help of the world. Germany, Japan, South Korea, Croatia and Bosnia are examples of this. Every time we go about it Unilaterally we fail, Vietnam, Somalia, Iraq are examples of this
Yes I am a liberal and a gun owner. I want adequate background checks before a person can purchase a gun.
Senator Feinstein doesn't want to bar vets from owning guns, she only doesn't want them exempt from background checks. and given what that not having a draft for the Iraq Fiasco has led many service members to do multiple combat tours, some as high as 5-6, that's a really really good idea.
The only thing I don't support about Israel is their illegal seizure of land that doesn't belong to them. same as I opposed Saddam's invasion of Kuwait
The economy still sucks, unemployment is still high, terrorists are becoming bolder, IRS is NAZI, the government is scandal-ridden with criminal democrats, and Obama is responsible...

The American Indians and Jews gave up their guns, turned in their weapons, big and more government took care of the Indians on reservations and preserves and Hitler took care of the Jews...

Rhird Time??? These liberals oppose your belief and right to bear arms Karma: Hitler, Castro, Stalin, Amin, Lenin, Mao, Chavez, Obama. Who do you trust?

It's the culture...
John Galt

Temecula, CA

#916665 Jun 1, 2013
Yeah wrote:
<quoted text>Technically, the military is a government subsidy.
The military is specifically authorized by the Constitution.

“Come Home America!”

Since: Nov 11

Claymont, Delaware 19809

#916666 Jun 1, 2013
Patriot wrote:
DHS wastes billions of Our money in the so-called fight against terrorism
June 1, 2013
Audits carried out by the DHS Inspector General reveal ''serious shortcomings'' about the way grants have been spent. The report questions how many of the acquisitions made by towns and cities have contributed in any way to combating the threat of terrorism.
Hard pressed taxpayers who are suffering from wage cuts, job losses and cuts in Federal programs are entitled to ask tough questions of the Department of Homeland Security. Senator Coburn's report points out very forcefully that there have been few accountability measures in the UASI program. He notes that,''there is almost no way to ensure taxpayers are getting value for their money, and more importantly, whether they are safer.''
http://www.activistpost.com/2013/06/dhs-waste...
"I tell you, if Tom Coburn just stuck to shutting down the most egregious Homeland Security fearmongering boondoggle abuses rather than shutting down government itself, I might grow to love the man.

His latest effort (for which some of his staffers appear to have staged a very fun photo shoot) takes on the stupid things localities bought under the $7.1 billion Urban Area Security Initiative, which was originally intended to help likely terrorist targets (like NYC) prepare against an attack, but which turned into a big boondoggle for towns unlikely to be targeted." Check this out: http://www.emptywheel.net/2012/12/05/tom-cobu...
John Galt

Temecula, CA

#916667 Jun 1, 2013
Karma is a_______ wrote:
<quoted text>
that waste started long before the Obama administration. Representatives from states where terrorists attacks are likely to occur, NYC, LA, DC, Norfolk Va., San Diego, Boston, have been complaining for years about the distribution of funds to very low level threat locations.
Why should taxpayers from other states pay for you to buy military-style equipment and pay overtime to cops?
John Galt

Temecula, CA

#916668 Jun 1, 2013
frontporchreactionary wrote:
<quoted text>Are you so splenetic in your visceral attack that you can't recognize your own contradictions ?
There is no contradiction, because the Amendment procedure is set in stone in the Constitution.
John Galt

Temecula, CA

#916669 Jun 1, 2013
frontporchreactionary wrote:
<quoted text>"I tell you, if Tom Coburn just stuck to shutting down the most egregious Homeland Security fearmongering boondoggle abuses rather than shutting down government itself, I might grow to love the man.
His latest effort (for which some of his staffers appear to have staged a very fun photo shoot) takes on the stupid things localities bought under the $7.1 billion Urban Area Security Initiative, which was originally intended to help likely terrorist targets (like NYC) prepare against an attack, but which turned into a big boondoggle for towns unlikely to be targeted." Check this out: http://www.emptywheel.net/2012/12/05/tom-cobu...
New York City should pay for its own security, including allowing its residents to defend themselves.

The fact is that the rest of the country hates the arrogant bastards in New York.

Since: Apr 09

Elmont, Long Island NY

#916670 Jun 1, 2013
Florida wrote:
<quoted text>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 you dumbass and look like a deranged idiot... LMFAO...I'm lovin' it!!
nuculur still using his "I am an idiot" defense...
It's the culture...
do you ever deal with facts and reality??

WND MONEY
Dow surpasses 15,000 milestone
S&P 500 enters bull-market territory, up 20% since November lows
Published: 05/07/2013 at 1:28 PM

(CNBC) Stocks held gains Tuesday, with the S&P 500 extending its recent rally to a fresh high and the Dow surpassing the 15,000 milestone, boosted by better-than-expected economic data from Germany and a gain in Japan.

The Dow Jones Industrial Average crossed above 15,000 to hit an all-time intraday high of 15,013.43. Caterpillar and JPMorgan led the blue-chip gainers. The index first broke above the milestone on Friday, but has yet to close above the level.

http://www.wnd.com/2013/05/dow-surpasses-1500...

OECD Forecasts Global Economy to Recover Next Year: Economy
By Mark Deen - May 29, 2013 3:41 AM PT

The Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development forecasts global economic growth will accelerate in 2014 with both the U.S. and Japan continuing to outpace the euro area.

“The global economy is moving forward and it is doing so at multiple speeds,” OECD Chief Economist Pier Carlo Padoan said today in the Paris-based organization’s semi-annual Economic Outlook. Differing monetary and fiscal choices across the major developed economies are driving regional divergence with “each path carrying its own mix of risks,” he said.

http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2013-05-29/oecd...

Hiring picks up as housing market recovers
The Labor Department says the economy generated 236,000 net jobs in February, much more than analysts had expected.
March 08, 2013|By Don Lee, Los Angeles Times

WASHINGTON — The pace of job growth has begun gathering steam as the last missing piece in the recovery — the housing market — comes back to life nationwide and employers start to look past government budget battles and add to their thinned ranks.

The Labor Department said the economy generated 236,000 net jobs in February, much more than analysts had expected.

http://articles.latimes.com/2013/mar/08/busin...

Home prices up 10 percent: How strong is this year’s US housing market?
Sales volume is rising, and the inventory of homes in foreclosure is down almost 25 percent from a year ago. Here’s some more context to put the recent trends in home prices in perspective.

News of the first double-digit annual home price gain since 2006 raises a question: Just how blazing hot is the housing market?

Clearly a recovery has gathered some steam.

Home prices have been rising across all 20 US cities that are tracked by Standard & Poor’s/Case-Shiller indexes, and the widely watched Case-Shiller nationwide index shows home prices up 10.2 percent over the past four quarters.

http://news.yahoo.com/home-prices-10-percent-...

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