Barack Obama, our next President

"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 ... Full Story

Hughesville, MD

#924118 Jun 13, 2013
The Bible says that God is sovereign. This means that He is ultimately in control of everything, not just some things. He is in control of the weather (Psalm 148:8), life and death (Psalm 104:29-30), and even seemingly inconsequential happenings (Proverbs 16:33). God’s sovereignty extends to the rulers of nations.“Wisdom and power are his. He changes times and seasons; he sets up kings and deposes them”(Daniel 2:20-21). One hundred, fifty years before the birth of Cyrus the Great, God was already calling him by name and promising to set him on the throne of Persia:“I will raise up Cyrus in my righteousness”(Isaiah 45:13). God’s sovereign plan allows for the pagan Cyrus, the proud Nebuchadnezzar, and, yes, the Hitlers and Husseins of the world.

Romans 13:1 tells us,“There is no authority except that which God has established. The authorities that exist have been established by God.” This is a startling statement, given that the book of Romans was probably written in A.D. 56-57. The emperor at the time was Nero, a decidedly evil ruler. Nero led one of the severest persecutions of Christians in the history of the church. When Paul wrote this portion of Scripture, he was aware of Nero’s wickedness, yet he does not question why God put him in power. In fact, Paul never mentions Nero specifically; the general truth that authorities are “established by God” applies to all rulers everywhere.

In Acts 8, we see that governing authorities led a persecution against the early church. It was a hard time, and there were probably believers who began to doubt God’s sovereignty or question His care. Yet, the persecution had the effect that the church in Jerusalem was “scattered throughout Judea and Samaria”(verse 1). Thus, in part because of evil men in places of authority, the Great Commission was put into action, the gospel spread, and the church grew.

God does not explicitly say why He allows evil men to rule. At times, God has used evil rulers to bring judgment on His people and bring them back to righteousness. It is worth noting that all rulers are accountable to God for their actions. For example, God raised up Nebuchadnezzar of Babylon in order to punish Judah for their repeated idolatry (2 Kings 20:17-18). Later, after Babylon had fulfilled its purpose, it was judged for its own wickedness (Isaiah 13:19; 14:4). Their king, Nebuchadnezzar, suffered an individual judgment (Daniel 4). God did the same with Assyria, allowing its rise for a purpose, and then judging that nation’s pride and cruelty (Isaiah 10:5-19).

God sometimes allows an evil kaiser, czar, fuehrer, sultan, or despot to rule, and the reasons for His choice are not readily apparent. But we know this: God always sets boundaries for the potentates (see Psalm 74:12-17). Human rulers are not omnipotent, they are not eternal, and they are not immune from punishment. There will be a day of reckoning. Rulers who die in their sins will face the ultimate punishment, eternity in hell. Hitler, Lenin, and others who have rejected Christ and abused the people of God have been serving their sentence in hell for a long time.
John Galt

Temecula, CA

#924119 Jun 13, 2013
Scarlet Pimpernel wrote:
ALL UNDER A BLACK PRESIDENT THAT LOVES BLACK PEOPLE A great Black metropolis is about to be disassembled, thoroughly financialized for sale – yet there is no national outcry –“which can only mean that there exists an effective white consensus that African Americans are not fully deserving of those rights.”
If referring to Detroit, or smaller ratholes like Camden, the fact they they are "black metropolises" is exactly the problem.
Scarlet Pimpernel

Bronx, NY

#924120 Jun 13, 2013
HEY 2 CHAINS you GOT GIT because you was caught slipping lolololol now yo 2 chains gon feed some HUNGRY BABIES sweet the streets is HUNGRY OBAMA cant full dem babies bellies dem new borns needs wic they starving out here
John Galt

Temecula, CA

#924121 Jun 13, 2013
positronium wrote:
<quoted text>PRISM was first publicly revealed on June 6, 2013,
Fiction then, fact now. You are most likely correct but somehow I don't think so.
Everybody with a brain knew that the government was spying on them.

Snowden just gave the program a name and a face.

Where's the beef?
Jane Says

New York, NY

#924122 Jun 13, 2013
The Obama Era - proof that libs are only tolerant with those who agree with them

The Obama administration is facing scandals everywhere — using the IRS to punish political enemies, seizing the telephone records of reporters, monitoring phone and e-mail accounts of millions and making up stories about what happened in Benghazi.

In other words, the sort of government overreach that hardly raises eyebrows in Russia, China and most of Africa and Latin America is felonious here in the freest society in the world. Because of America’s unique Constitution, and especially the Bill of Rights, for over two centuries Americans have taken as their birthright privacy and free expression, so that even the slightest infringement becomes cause for outrage — and correction.

“Constitutionalis t”

Since: Dec 10

Spring, TX

#924123 Jun 13, 2013
positronium wrote:
<quoted text>Yes I did. Meanwhile they keep.....Have you checked the intercept threads yet.
It's amazing.
Not yet, but I can imagine what's going on there.
The Obamabots are trying to divert the attention to Snowden to prevent the attention from being focussed where it needs to be, on the government spying. The RINOs are helping them.

Is that close?
Jane Says

New York, NY

#924124 Jun 13, 2013
The Obama Era's Errors

We also have wide margins of error in energy. President Obama still keeps the Keystone Pipeline on hold. He has frozen almost all new gas and oil leasing on America’s vast public lands. Yet throughout the 2012 campaign, the president also BOASTED that gas and oil drilling in the United States had reached all-time highs.

Despite, not because of, the president’s efforts, production rose due to a long history of protecting private property rights and ownership of subterranean resources. The country also inherited a can-do tradition of private enterprise using innovative new technology to cut costs and increase efficiency.

In contrast, much of Europe has outlawed fracking. Elsewhere there is not the expertise to use sophisticated recovery techniques. Only in the United States can the private oil and gas sector not so easily be shut down.

The result is that the president has the luxury of lauding record production while doing his utmost to STOP it.
John Galt

Temecula, CA

#924125 Jun 13, 2013
Scarlet Pimpernel wrote:
Under the Bus Obama.” The list of those Obama has thrown under the runaway buses of neoliberal capitalism, military empire, and white supremacy is daunting. His resume of betrayal includes his maternal grandmother, his preacher, the labor movement (betrayed and abandoned on global trade, labor law reform, the Wisconsin rebellion, the wage- and job-slashing terms of the much-ballyhooed auto bailout and more); environmentalists (abandoned and betrayed on offshore drilling, hydraulic fracturing, global trade, global carbon emission reduction-efforts, nuclear power, clean coal and more), senior citizens (betrayed by the president’s ongoing effort to cut Social Security and Medicare benefits), immigrants (betrayed by a president who has actually increased the number of deportations) civil libertarians (abandoned and betrayed on Guantanamo, rendition, warrantless wiretaps, secret kills lists, whistleblower protection, domestic drones, the infiltration of protest organizations, and more), the mainstream press (recently betrayed by the president’s arch-authoritarian seizure of Associate Press phone records), nuclear disarmament advocates (recently betrayed by Obama’s $547 million request for the B61 nuclear gravity bomb in Europe), and the antiwar community (betrayed by Obama’s sick global drone war, the undeclared war on Libya, the escalating U.S. invasion of Africa, U.S. saber-rattling in relation to Iran, Syria, and East Asia and much more). Last but not least and of special interest to this panel, we have Black America, betrayed by a first technically black president who has said and done less about racial inequality than any American chief executive in recent memory.
“From racial profiling to mass incarceration to affirmative action, his comments have been sparse and halting.”
Well stated.

Obama's efforts to drive Black America deeper into poverty are particularly despicable. But politically effective.
Jane Says

New York, NY

#924126 Jun 13, 2013
Obammy Inherited a Strong Military

With the Obama administration’s scheduled Pentagon cuts, on top of the sequester reductions, about $1 trillion over the next decade will be slashed from the military budget.

The president still is fighting a war in Afghanistan and has intervened in Libya.

Obama can oversee massive military reductions, and yet project force almost anywhere in the world, precisely because he inherited the largest, most potent armed forces in the history of civilization.

Even with budget cuts, the US military will allot more to defense than what the next 10 nations spend on their militaries combined. America manages to do this, while investing less than 5 percent of its GDP, primarily because its economy remains the world’s largest, most productive and most innovative.
Scarlet Pimpernel

Bronx, NY

#924127 Jun 13, 2013
“The Age of Obama as a Racial Nightmare”(TomDispatch, March 25, 2012).

During all of this, the black bourgeois so-called leadership class has been depressingly silent both on the depth and degree of the black crisis and on Obama’s refusal to meaningfully address that crisis. It’s not just that the president is a Democrat. The black political class offered far more criticism of President Bill Clinton’s silence on race than it has of Obama’ silence on race because, despite what Chris Rock had to say, president Clinton was white and because Obama for all his Guess Who’s Coming To Dinner post-racial white-friendliness is technically black. The black political class has accepted the president’s silence on race, Harris noted last October, as “the necessary price for the pride and satisfaction of having a black family in the White House.”

“Blacks have suffered a far bigger fall in income since 2007 than any other racial group.”
Jane Says

New York, NY

#924128 Jun 13, 2013
Generation Debt

Elements of US universities are increasingly subject to global ridicule. Tuition customarily soars far beyond the rate of inflation. Aggregate student debt is now unsustainable. A lost generation of unemployed youth fails to translate their questionable degrees into well-paying jobs.

Colleges waste money on the superfluous, from rocking-climbing walls to diversity czars. College catalogs now include offerings such as Dartmouth’s “Queer Marriage, Hate Crimes and Will and Grace: Contemporary Issues in LGBT Studies” and Harvard’s “Race, Gender, and Ethnicity in Martin Scorsese and Spike Lee.”

American universities have the luxury of offering the inane precisely because their math, science and computer departments, along with their medical and business schools, would never offer such fluff. In other words, the meritocratic protocols of institutions such as Caltech, MIT, Stanford Medical School and Harvard Business School are so successful in turning out the world’s most gifted graduates that they can afford to subsidize the widely publicized but otherwise shallow and POLITICALLY CORRECT NONSENSE (where 99% of the students who took such courses voted for Obammy).
Scarlet Pimpernel

Bronx, NY

#924129 Jun 13, 2013
Obama, like Clinton, has been worse then merely silent on the question of racial oppression. As I documented in my 2010 book The Empire’s New Clothes, the president has been openly hostile to the notion that he or anyone else in government ought to pay special attention to blacks’ needs. This is consistent with candidate Obama’s instantly and widely white-heralded Philadelphia Race Speech, which was dedicated to the proposition that Jeremiah Wright’s anger at American racial oppression was no longer appropriate in the contemporary supposedly post-racist and color-blind United States. It is consistent also with candidate Obama’s ridiculous claim that black America ’s post-Civil Rights “Joshua Generation” had comes 90 percent of the way to full equality.

Just three weeks ago, Obama gave a commencement address at historically black Morehouse College where he told young black men that “there’s no longer any room for excuses” and that “Nobody cares if you suffered some discrimination” and that, quote,“whatever you’ve gone through pales in comparison the hardships previous generations endured…and overcame.” He said all this after citing his own ascendancy to the presidency as an example that “barriers have come tumbling down” and that “new doors of opportunity have swung open.” Now can you imagine the president saying the same thing to the graduates of an all-female college or to the graduates of a Latino/a high school?

The second criticism really isn’t fair because Harris didn’t purport to write about any other than racial politics. It is simply that Obama’s racial identity – and I would add his technically Muslim ethno-cultural nomenclature – has been relevant not merely to the silencing of black elite dissent and to dissent regarding racism. It has been relevant also to the silencing of white and Latino and Asian liberal and progressive and left dissent regarding the whole panoply of interrelated oppression structures that exist today, including class, capitalism, nationality, militarism, empire, eco-cide, patriarchy, and more.
Jane Says

New York, NY

#924130 Jun 13, 2013
Obammy Loves the Green Movement (as he jets about on date nights and frequently criss crosses the nation in Air Force One to go to campaign fund raisers)

The United States has the luxury to waste billions of dollars subsidizing a failed Solyndra or insolvent electric car companies because it has the richest coal — and soon, gas and oil — deposits in the world.

At some point, our margins of error will disappear and with them the indulgent toying with our freedoms, defense, energy, education and food. Americans will then have to reawaken and act more like our no-nonsense predecessors — if our successors are to inherit what we have taken for granted.
John Galt

Temecula, CA

#924131 Jun 13, 2013
A Los Angeles bus driver was killed yesterday by an unlicensed illegal immigrant from Guatemala who drove his speeding tow truck through a red light.

Democrats immediately demanded that illegal aliens be licensed to address this critical safety issue.


Since: Dec 08

gauley bridge wv

#924132 Jun 13, 2013
Scientists are estimating that the first AI will become self-aware in the next ten years.

Are we becoming a one world wide brain? With the advent of pcs and smart phones we are tackling problems on a global scale. A problem arises and within minutes people around the globe are discussing, working, and coming up with solutions. This will change the way people interact and in fact will change the way people view the world. This will be a major game changer as more of the world comes on line.

“Gloria Ad Caput Venire”

Since: Jan 08

Location hidden

#924133 Jun 13, 2013
John Galt wrote:
<quoted text>
Has anybody ever heard of or seen a "transvaginal probe" except hysterical Bocajews like lily and Jean?
I have no Idea if anybody has.
Scarlet Pimpernel

Bronx, NY

#924134 Jun 13, 2013
Obama would betray black Americans and be a negative for the struggle against racism ,“The president has been openly hostile to the notion that he or anyone else in government ought to pay special attention to blacks’ needs.” the predominantly white governing class and the imperial establishment play clever Machiavellian games with race and gender and ethnicity and religion and sexual orientation, using these and other aspects of social identity as seductive propaganda tools to bamboozle millions into seeing democratic transformation when the underlying reality is the deepening grip of the unelected and interrelated dictatorships of money and empire.

We knew what Martin Luther King knew when he rejected efforts to enlist for a presidential run in 1968.“The black revolution,” Dr. King wrote that critical year, is “exposing evils that are rooted deeply in the whole structure of our society. It reveals systemic rather than superficial flaws and suggests that the radical reconstruction of society itself is the real issue to be faced.” The changes we needed to avert catastrophe and build a human civilization, King felt, could not be limited to the periodic re-shuffling of the names and faces and parties in nominal power. It had to go deeper than replacing one brand or shape or color of corporate- and military-captive office-holders with another such brand once every two, four or eight years.

We knew that, as Howard Zinn said,“the really critical thing isn’t who’s sitting in the White House, but who is sitting in – in the streets, in the cafeterias, in the halls of government, in the factories. Who is protesting, who is occupying offices and demonstrating – those are the things that determine what happens.” It’s not about running for president.


“Bill Clinton could have ”

Since: May 10

Prevented this

#924135 Jun 13, 2013
lily boca raton fl wrote:
<quoted text>
These fools on here are all like the Rainman, Benghazi, Benghazi, Benghazi.
Larry Flynt On Republicans: They're 'Mean-Spirited,''Racist' And 'A Nightmare'
Larry Flynt???? is that who you hold up as a leader of the democrat party??? ROTFLMAO-I believe it--there is the reason the country is in trouble. Larry Flynt: Typical Democrat.

Since: May 11

Newville, PA

#924136 Jun 13, 2013
John Galt wrote:
<quoted text>
Which effort to "gut the immigration bill"?
The one that puts border security first?
The one that puts a mythical standard that would take years & years to obtain.

Galt: "Mommy, I want to go out & play"

Galt's Mother: Not until your room is clean.

Galt cleans his room.

Galt" Mommy O cleaned my room!"

Galts Mother: " Galt, you moron, that room isn't clean! There's dust on your table"

Galt dusts the table.

Galt: "Mommy I dusted the table, Can I go Now?"

Galt's Mother . "Galt, you moron, there's dust under your bed."

On & On & on.

What s "clean" jus like what is "effective control" have a wide range of opinions.

“Bill Clinton could have ”

Since: May 10

Prevented this

#924137 Jun 13, 2013
RealDave wrote:
<quoted text>
Excuse me. You forgot to mention that the 3.5 trillion in debt due to the Great Arab War Against Wahhabistan was not in the budget.
You also forgot to mention the Great Recession started in 4th quarter of 2007 that you have failed to list the legislation the Democrats passed to create it in just 9 months as you claim.
Three of the richest men in the world – Warren Buffett, George Soros and John Paulson – are selling millions of shares in United States companies at a shocking rate.

According to Buffet’s website…

“It is very likely that these professional investors are aware of very specific research that indicates a massive market correction coming very soon… as much as 95%– enough to cause nightmarish conditions that make the 2008 financial debacle pale in comparison.

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