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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Lewis Points Finger At ‘Rich White People’ For School Problems

Says Chicago is Most Segregated City in America

June 19, 2013 6:53 AM

CHICAGO (CBS)– A day before the first set of school closings was set to begin, Chicago Teachers Union President Karen Lewis (a black woman) had some harsh words about how the Chicago Public Schools are funded and managed, blaming much of the district’s problems on racism.

WBBM Newsradio’s Nancy Harty reports, at a luncheon on education reform, Lewis told members of the City Club that Chicago is the most segregated city in America.

“When will there be an honest conversation about poverty and racism and inequality that hinders the delivery of an education product in our school system? When will we address the fact that rich white people think they know what’s in the best interest of children of African-Americans and Latinos, no matter what the parents’ income or education level?” she asked.

Lewis said minority neighborhoods are disproportionately disinvested by the city, and see more foreclosures and school closures.

“It’s as if there were a concerted effort to make sure that these are not walkable, thriving, healthy communities,” she said.

Lewis also blamed banks for driving people out of their homes through illegal foreclosures, resulting in underutilized schools and a smaller tax base.

“If the banks had not crashed our economy, the district would now have nearly $180 million more to invest in our classrooms,” she said.

As for efforts to reform schools, Lewis said CPS should work with teachers to improve schools, and not appointed board members who’ve never stepped foot in a classroom.

“When did all these venture capitalists get so interested in the lives of minority students in the first place? There’s something about these folks who love the kids, but hate their parents,” Lewis said.“As long as the status quo of elites continues to impress upon our district, these horrible policies that may work very well in corporate environments – but are simply not good for children – the Chicago Teachers Union will be portrayed as oppositionists.”

She said inequality has prevented people from embracing more revenue for schools through higher property taxes.

“If you look at the majority of the tax base for property taxes in Chicago, they’re mostly white, who don’t have a real interest in paying for the education of poor black and brown children,” she said.

She offered suggestions for school funding instead of more cuts and layoffs – pointing instead to TIF funds, taxes on commuters and financial trades, and what she called a more equitable tax system to bring in billions of dollars for schools.

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Whatever wrote:
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I am not a feminist in the traditional definition.
But I do not find it flattering to have epithets shouted at me.
You never had a boss hug on you or you would know how cheap this makes you feel and how grateful that there is a law where you can say this is not acceptable. I didn't file a complaint but simply pointed out the wrong behavior.
No one said anything about shouting. The boss I had a problem that hugged everyone was a homosexual woman. I admit she was creepy. But no one was willing to do a damn thing with her. It was not politically correct. I never had problems with men.
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Obama's church wasn't a Christian church. Let's see if we have anything to back that up.
How about we just say what was being said in those sermons in that so-called "church" Obama was in for 20 years.
"God DAMN America!"
That doesn't sound very Christian to me. That sounds like a radical group with a political agenda disguised as a church...
Wonder if the future president ever heard a sermon about forgiveness in that church?

Seems that would be the message rather than inciting hatred.

Then, of course, there was Father Pfleger, who was a guest speaker in that church, who delighted in belittling Hillary for just being a white women.

But Obama surely wasn't influenced by his "spiritual mentor" or his message of hate and anger towards whites for 20 years.

Right?

Because he did say, after all, that his grandmother was a "typical white person" who reacted negatively to black people when she encountered them on the street.

Oh, wait a minute...a "typical white person" always reacts negatively to black people?

No need for you to answer.
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Local Governments Reeling Under Obamacare Costs

Employees Feel the Pain of Obamacare

Here is just a small sampling of local news reports about what local government officials are saying about ObamaCare, and the steps they're taking to avoid or minimize its costs.

Phillipsburg, Kan.: "School administrators here say they are alarmed and confounded by the looming new costs they face with the implementation of the Affordable Care Act," according to the Kaiser Health Institute News Service. Chris Hipp, director of a Kansas special education cooperative, warned that ObamaCare's costs "could put us all out of business or change significantly how we do business," adding that "we are not built to pay full health benefits for noncertified folks who work a little more than 1,000 hours a year."

Dearborn, Mich.: "If we had to provide health care and other benefits to all of our employees, the burden on the city would be tremendous," said Mayor John O'Reilly, explaining why the city is cutting its more than 700 part-time and seasonal workers down to 28 hours a week. "The city is like any private or public employer having to adjust to changes in the law."

Indiana: "What I'm seeing across the state is school districts, unfortunately, having to reduce the hours that they are having some of their folks work, primarily so they don't have to worry about the (ObamaCare) penalties, or they don't have to provide them health insurance, which would be very, very costly," said Dennis Costerison, executive director of the Indiana Association of School Business Officials. Ft. Wayne Community Schools, for example, are cutting yours for nearly three-quarters of its part-time aides.

Omaha, Neb.: "The biggest problem is everyone said that ObamaCare is only going to help cut costs. Nothing could be further from the truth," said Mike Kennedy , who serves on the board of Millard Public Schools, just outside the city, and figures ObamaCare will raise its costs by $400,000. A neighboring school district is reducing hours for up to 281 part-time employees to avoid $2.5 million in new costs, which will result in pay cuts of up to $3,300.

Long Beach, Calif.: "We are in the same boat as many employers," said Tom Modica, Long Beach's director of government affairs. "We need to maintain the programs and service levels we have now." So the city is going to cut hours for 200 part-time workers so it doesn't have to pay $2 million to provide health benefits.

Salt Lake City: "With new provisions in the Affordable Care Act, there was going to be a significant burden upon Granite School District and our taxpayers to offset the cost of benefits," said spokesman Ben Horsley. He says covering the district's part-time workers would cost about $14 million, and so about 1,000 will have their hours cut to 29 a week.

Cape May County, N.J.: "A number of people in the nation who read it are recognizing how detrimental (ObamaCare is) to government and private employers out there," said Gerald Thornton, the county's finance director who is trying to figure out how to budget for the law.

Virginia: "The Commonwealth of Virginia is grappling with the same issues that many businesses in the private sector are as they struggle to deal with the costs imposed by the Affordable Care Act," Paul Logan, a spokesman for Gov. McDonnell, said. The state is requiring that about 7,000 part-time government workers put in no more than 29 hours a week.

Texas: "The Affordable Care Act has added so much complexity and administrative burden that there is nothing affordable about it," said Jared Pope, who is consulting with Texas municipal governments on ObamaCare. Dallas expects its health costs to climb $2.1 million next year. Plano is cutting hours to avoid $1 million in new costs.
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lily boca raton fl wrote:
Heat goes to game 7 in Miami!!
Nobody cares.

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Whatever wrote:
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Leo you misspelled this word yesterday and now you are back doing it again.
Don't even consider the dumb "pun" routine.
That has been a running joke on this thread for many years. Leave it alone please.
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Aunt Bettie Lou wrote:
Wall Street Journal
June 6, 2013
President Obama spent months in 2010 warning Americans about the 'threat' to democracy posed by conservative groups right at the time the IRS began targeting these groups.
(Timeline and quotes listed in article.)
http://online.wsj.com/article/SB1000142412788...
Says Kimberley Strassel of WSJ who wrote the article,“Yet we are to believe that a few rogue IRS employees just happened during that time to begin systematically targeting conservative groups?"
...That's what they WANT us to believe. The WSJ and Strassel proved why we shouldn't.
remember the left anxiously hoping that Tea Party protests would become violent (which they weren't), while looking the other way at left leaning OWS pigsty rapefests chock full of criminal activities.

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John Galt wrote:
Lewis Points Finger At ‘Rich White People’ For School Problems
Says Chicago is Most Segregated City in America
June 19, 2013 6:53 AM
CHICAGO (CBS)– A day before the first set of school closings was set to begin, Chicago Teachers Union President Karen Lewis (a black woman) had some harsh words about how the Chicago Public Schools are funded and managed, blaming much of the district’s problems on racism.
WBBM Newsradio’s Nancy Harty reports, at a luncheon on education reform, Lewis told members of the City Club that Chicago is the most segregated city in America.
“When will there be an honest conversation about poverty and racism and inequality that hinders the delivery of an education product in our school system? When will we address the fact that rich white people think they know what’s in the best interest of children of African-Americans and Latinos, no matter what the parents’ income or education level?” she asked.
Lewis said minority neighborhoods are disproportionately disinvested by the city, and see more foreclosures and school closures.
“It’s as if there were a concerted effort to make sure that these are not walkable, thriving, healthy communities,” she said.
Lewis also blamed banks for driving people out of their homes through illegal foreclosures, resulting in underutilized schools and a smaller tax base.
“If the banks had not crashed our economy, the district would now have nearly $180 million more to invest in our classrooms,” she said.
As for efforts to reform schools, Lewis said CPS should work with teachers to improve schools, and not appointed board members who’ve never stepped foot in a classroom.
“When did all these venture capitalists get so interested in the lives of minority students in the first place? There’s something about these folks who love the kids, but hate their parents,” Lewis said.“As long as the status quo of elites continues to impress upon our district, these horrible policies that may work very well in corporate environments – but are simply not good for children – the Chicago Teachers Union will be portrayed as oppositionists.”
She said inequality has prevented people from embracing more revenue for schools through higher property taxes.
“If you look at the majority of the tax base for property taxes in Chicago, they’re mostly white, who don’t have a real interest in paying for the education of poor black and brown children,” she said.
She offered suggestions for school funding instead of more cuts and layoffs – pointing instead to TIF funds, taxes on commuters and financial trades, and what she called a more equitable tax system to bring in billions of dollars for schools.
It costs 21 thousand per child in the City of Chicago-most of it goes to the commie teachers. A 48% graduation rate with most of them unable to read isn't exactly teaching children up-the curriculum is to teach the children down. They teach more about social justice than they teach about math and reading. There is no reason the entire state should pay for this failure called Chicago Public Schools.
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RealDave wrote:
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Bill Ayers never shot a cop or blew anyone up.
You are either a liar or a dumf*ck.
Dumbass Dave wanted to be a Weatherman, but flunked meteorology.
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Wonder if the future president ever heard a sermon about forgiveness in that church?
Seems that would be the message rather than inciting hatred.
Then, of course, there was Father Pfleger, who was a guest speaker in that church, who delighted in belittling Hillary for just being a white women.
But Obama surely wasn't influenced by his "spiritual mentor" or his message of hate and anger towards whites for 20 years.
Right?
Because he did say, after all, that his grandmother was a "typical white person" who reacted negatively to black people when she encountered them on the street.
Oh, wait a minute...a "typical white person" always reacts negatively to black people?
No need for you to answer.
Free thinking people such as Obama, myself, other non-rightwingers, are not as easily influenced as people like you. So when you hear others speak you don't just take it up as your own. So if you listened to a preacher or spoke with Socialist it doesn't define someone and does not mean you have taken up their cause or even agree with them or in a preacher's case everything they say.
I recognize Fox News viewers are the antithesis of this.

Have they posted videos of all the sermons from the 20 years or are they just cherry-picking?

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<quoted text>remember the left anxiously hoping that Tea Party protests would become violent (which they weren't), while looking the other way at left leaning OWS pigsty rapefests chock full of criminal activities.
Today there will be one of the biggest Tea Party events since 2010-I hope the media covers it all day like they did the Trayvon Martin Racist Rally.
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Nobody cares.
Don't be an ahole, Lily cares, respect that. Show some decency for once in your miserable, sourpuss of a life.

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go back to bed if you are tired. It's alright-no one will notice.
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<quoted text> Normal people? Your retarded & outta touch with modern society. This is not the 40s, 50s,, 60s!! The white female didn't take offense asshole, the spectators did. Those that had nothing to do with nothing. Babygirl is no different than sweetheart or saying ma to Puerto Rican females. There's a whole, in fact quite a few generations that walk, talk &, dress like me. They say babygirl sweetheart or ma, not outta disrespect but, in fact the opposite. We don't ask fathers for their daughters hands in marriage. We live nothing like you but, that's normal to us! Don't ever get divorced! You'll be alone for the rest of your life!
Give the fool a shovel and let him keep digging.

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John Galt wrote:
Lewis Points Finger At ‘Rich White People’ For School Problems
Says Chicago is Most Segregated City in America
June 19, 2013 6:53 AM
CHICAGO (CBS)– A day before the first set of school closings was set to begin, Chicago Teachers Union President Karen Lewis (a black woman) had some harsh words about how the Chicago Public Schools are funded and managed, blaming much of the district’s problems on racism.
WBBM Newsradio’s Nancy Harty reports, at a luncheon on education reform, Lewis told members of the City Club that Chicago is the most segregated city in America.
“When will there be an honest conversation about poverty and racism and inequality that hinders the delivery of an education product in our school system? When will we address the fact that rich white people think they know what’s in the best interest of children of African-Americans and Latinos, no matter what the parents’ income or education level?” she asked.
Lewis said minority neighborhoods are disproportionately disinvested by the city, and see more foreclosures and school closures.
“It’s as if there were a concerted effort to make sure that these are not walkable, thriving, healthy communities,” she said.
Lewis also blamed banks for driving people out of their homes through illegal foreclosures, resulting in underutilized schools and a smaller tax base.
“If the banks had not crashed our economy, the district would now have nearly $180 million more to invest in our classrooms,” she said.
As for efforts to reform schools, Lewis said CPS should work with teachers to improve schools, and not appointed board members who’ve never stepped foot in a classroom.
“When did all these venture capitalists get so interested in the lives of minority students in the first place? There’s something about these folks who love the kids, but hate their parents,” Lewis said.“As long as the status quo of elites continues to impress upon our district, these horrible policies that may work very well in corporate environments – but are simply not good for children – the Chicago Teachers Union will be portrayed as oppositionists.”
She said inequality has prevented people from embracing more revenue for schools through higher property taxes.
“If you look at the majority of the tax base for property taxes in Chicago, they’re mostly white, who don’t have a real interest in paying for the education of poor black and brown children,” she said.
She offered suggestions for school funding instead of more cuts and layoffs – pointing instead to TIF funds, taxes on commuters and financial trades, and what she called a more equitable tax system to bring in billions of dollars for schools.
and one more thing-Karen Lewis is a racist bigot.
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DBWriter wrote:
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Putin is a lock in Russia. He will be part of the controls on the Russian government for the rest of his life.
Putin knows the US is headed toward collapse. All he has to do is just wait until our debt becomes so great, we won't even be able to afford the day-to-day existence of the government. Russia doesn't have that problem. They have a flat tax, controls on their spending, and they don't run around the world with a tin cup in their hand begging for other countries to pay for their welfare states.
Obama is obviously joined with the Arab muslim extremists. Russia will just wait out the Suni-Shi'ite civil war in Syria while they watch the United States waste itself there backing the very elements that are also at war with the United States. Putin knows it's a no-win situation for the United States.
Putin knows that well because ts the same way that Reagan brought down the Soviet Union in the 1980s...bankrupt and floundering in Afghanistan.
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Aunt Bettie Lou wrote:
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Wonder if the future president ever heard a sermon about forgiveness in that church?
Seems that would be the message rather than inciting hatred.
Then, of course, there was Father Pfleger, who was a guest speaker in that church, who delighted in belittling Hillary for just being a white women.
But Obama surely wasn't influenced by his "spiritual mentor" or his message of hate and anger towards whites for 20 years.
Right?
Because he did say, after all, that his grandmother was a "typical white person" who reacted negatively to black people when she encountered them on the street.
Oh, wait a minute...a "typical white person" always reacts negatively to black people?
No need for you to answer.
Yea typical whites do react negatively to blacks when encountered in the streets. Now make up your mind, is Obama a Muslim or, a Christian with a Christian spiritual advisor? Can't have it both ways!
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Aunt Bettie Lou wrote:
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Yes, we must "evolve" in order to "transform" from a free capitalistic society to a government controlled society.
Because Americans who demand government accountability from a newly elected far left liberal are called a "threat to democracy" by this newly elected far left liberal.
Thus, the abuse of power by the IRS is just the beginning of the transformation to a government controlled society.
And what has this president done to denounce this unprecedented abuse of power? He gave them permission in his speeches in 2010.
the same lefties who have no problem with the abuse of power by the IRS are offended by what they call racial profiling, i.e. at airports.

'...Along the way, alas, Secretary Mineta’s dream of a world in which “a 70-year-old white woman from Vero Beach” and “a Muslim young man” are subject to equal scrutiny has not come to pass. The Vero Beach gran’ma gets a lot MORE attention than the guy from the Yemeni madrassah, especially if she’s made the mistake of attending a tea-party meeting or two.'
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lily boca raton fl wrote:
Heat goes to game 7 in Miami!!
What up, babygirl!

You down for da team?
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libs would have also preferred the boston bombing had been carried out by rightwingers. the boston police dept prior to the bombing had even been training for terrorist attacks by rightwingers, because of Big POLITICALLY CORRECT Brother:

'In the far more exciting Boston Police fantasy, the bombers were a group of right-wing militiamen called “Free America Citizens,” a name so suspicious (involving as it does the words “free,”“America,” and “citizens”) that it can only have been leaked to them by the IRS. What fun the law-enforcement community in Massachusetts had embroidering their hypothetical scenario: The “Free America Citizens” terrorists even had their own little logo — a skull’s head with an Uncle Sam hat. Ooh, scary! The Boston PD graphics department certainly knocked themselves out on that.'

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