Barack Obama, our next President

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Since: Sep 08

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#928538 Jun 20, 2013
I find it interesting that both the prosecution and the defense in the Martin/Zimmerman trial opted for an all female jury. Guess both sides decided they needed jurors who might be swayed by emotion.
sonicfilter

Indianapolis, IN

#928539 Jun 20, 2013
Republican and Democratic leaders waged a blame game Thursday after GOP-backed cuts to food stamps unexpectedly derailed a trillion-dollar piece of legislation known as the farm bill.

The bill's stunning failure sets back for a second year progress on the country's agricultural policies and gives House Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) a fresh black eye after his chamber failed to move a farm bill last year. The Senate has passed its version twice, with large majorities.

The contentious measure would have cut the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program by $20.5 billion, or roughly $2 billion per year -- depriving 2 million Americans of food assistance -- and a sufficient number of Democrats were apparently ready to approve it.

But this week Republicans added amendments to let states drug-test SNAP program beneficiaries and set up additional work requirements that anti-hunger advocates and Democrats warned would give states incentives to boot even more people from the food-stamp rolls.

The latter amendment, from Rep. Steve Southerland (R-Fla.), became a sticking point. While Democrats said the measure would essentially pay states to reduce enrollment, Republicans touted the supposed success of a similar policy in the 1996 "welfare reform" law, which instituted work requirements in the Temporary Assistance for Needy Families program.

"We cannot continue to deny able-bodied people the dignity of work," said Rep. Jack Kingston (R-Ga.). "There seems to be a belief in the nanny state that there's something wrong with requiring abled-bodied people to work. That's what this amendment does."

The idea was to make more SNAP beneficiaries sign up for training programs on pain of losing benefits. But Democrats noted there was no funding for training, and that it included parents of young children and even many disabled people. Nor did it place any restrictions on how states could use the money they saved, allowing them to shift it away from employment programs.

Republicans were quick to blame Democrats for the farm bill's failure, with multiple senior aides saying that Democrats had promised to deliver at least 40 votes to get the measure over the line. Democrats didn't dispute that there was an initial deal, but the top Democrat on the Agriculture Committee warned before the vote that many saw the Southerland amendment as a deal-breaker.

Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) echoed the sentiment later, rather pointedly casting aspersions on Boehner's ability to manage his fractious, tea party-divided caucus.

"It's always interesting to me when people blame other people for their own failures," Pelosi said. "It's silly, it's sad, it's juvenile, it's unprofessional, it's amateur hour."

The measure failed 195 to 234, with 62 Republicans voting against it. Pelosi noted that nearly all of the GOP opponents -- 58 of them -- voted for Southerland's amendment.

"I just can't get over the fact that 58 republicans voted for an amendment that would sink the bill," Pelosi said. "It's a stunning thing. Why would you give people an amendment that's going to kill your bill, and then go blame it on somebody else?"

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/06/20/food...
Lily Boca Raton Fl

Boca Raton, FL

#928540 Jun 20, 2013
shinningelectr0n wrote:
<quoted text>
Yeah doesn't have old people's breath. He's got peanuts breath:]
Oh yeah, more homoeroticism fantasy from the forum closet queen
Lily Boca Raton Fl

Boca Raton, FL

#928541 Jun 20, 2013
USAsince1680 wrote:
I find it interesting that both the prosecution and the defense in the Martin/Zimmerman trial opted for an all female jury. Guess both sides decided they needed jurors who might be swayed by emotion.
Me too
LNC Llin

United States

#928542 Jun 20, 2013
Aunt Bettie Lou wrote:
<quoted text>
Do you feel like you've been led into the forest and abandoned by your tour guide? Or is it just me?
Never has any president been so absent in the middle of so many uncertainties.
He got lucky going abroad so he wouldn't have to play hide and seek here for a while.
But where has this president been and why hasn't he been talking to us?
He just left us hanging in the wind. Did he retire before he left and not tell anyone?
Vice President Biden is watching over you.

Electronic White House followed President Reagan when he went to Bitburg to place the flowers on the graves of the SS,
LNC Llin

United States

#928543 Jun 20, 2013
Aunt Bettie Lou wrote:
<quoted text>
Let's just stick to what Harry Reid said.
"Barack Obama is light-skinned enough and doesn't talk in a negro dialect unless he wants to."
Or even Joe Biden.
"Barack Obama is the first mainstream African-American who is articulate and bright and clean and a nice-looking guy."
Good thing he was the "first mainstream" African-American who was "clean".
Yep, no subtle racism in your party.
Racism seems everywhere including the resignation of GOP type today,
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An Illinois Republican official resigned Thursday, after writing a vicious attack on a biracial, female congressional candidate–calling her the “love child” of the Democratic National Committee, destined to work for “some law firm that needs to meet their quota for minority hires.”

The target was Erika Harold, a former Miss America and Harvard Law graduate who is seeking the Republican nomination for the 13th congressional district in central Illinois.

Montgomery County GOP Chairman Jim Allen referred to Harold as “miss queen,” and said that she was “being used like a street walker,” whose “pimps are the DEMOCRAT PARTY and RINO REPUBLICANS.” Allen sent the email to the conservative website Republican News Watch, which posted the text in full and called it a “racist rant.”

Republicans have problems with racism

“Come Home America!”

Since: Nov 11

Claymont, Delaware 19809

#928544 Jun 20, 2013
Aunt Bettie Lou wrote:
NBC - Stocks tumbled more than 2 percent on Thursday, with the Dow on track for the worst day of 2013, dropping over 300 points on a day when Asian and European markets also plunged.
http://www.nbcnews.com/business/stocks-tumble...
I don't think any of us are prepared for what could be the inevitable.
You are not an economist so I don't expect you to understand much about market fluctuations. There was the sell-off immediately upon hearing the good news from Bernanke of an improving U S economy, housing market remarkable recovery notwithstanding--the only thing 'inevitable' was that there would be so many short-term takers grabbing for the short term fruit . The wise money investors will be putting even more of their own money up front now that over-confidence is at all-time highs again. Here's Maria Bartiromo's take on the 'market dive'. "Maria's Observation: Good Economy, Bad Market" :
http://www.nbcnews.com/video/cnbc/52267804/#5...

Since: Oct 12

Location hidden

#928545 Jun 20, 2013
John Galt wrote:
<quoted text>
Just because a criminal is smart enough to carefully cover his trail does not mean that he isn't a criminal.
We're making progress John, now that you've admitted Obama is smart. The next step is to acknowledge that you and your friends here aren't.

Since: Oct 08

Location hidden

#928546 Jun 20, 2013
Yeah wrote:
<quoted text>Don't you just hate capitalism son?
Gee Whiz Yeahoo, take your meds you're all over the place tonight.
Lily Boca Raton Fl

Boca Raton, FL

#928547 Jun 20, 2013
flack wrote:
<quoted text> I heard it on the radio while taking the girls to the mall.
Rush Limbaugh
John Galt

Temecula, CA

#928548 Jun 20, 2013
sonicfilter wrote:
Republican and Democratic leaders waged a blame game Thursday after GOP-backed cuts to food stamps unexpectedly derailed a trillion-dollar piece of legislation known as the farm bill.
The bill's stunning failure sets back for a second year progress on the country's agricultural policies and gives House Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) a fresh black eye after his chamber failed to move a farm bill last year. The Senate has passed its version twice, with large majorities.
The contentious measure would have cut the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program by $20.5 billion, or roughly $2 billion per year -- depriving 2 million Americans of food assistance -- and a sufficient number of Democrats were apparently ready to approve it.
But this week Republicans added amendments to let states drug-test SNAP program beneficiaries and set up additional work requirements that anti-hunger advocates and Democrats warned would give states incentives to boot even more people from the food-stamp rolls.
The latter amendment, from Rep. Steve Southerland (R-Fla.), became a sticking point. While Democrats said the measure would essentially pay states to reduce enrollment, Republicans touted the supposed success of a similar policy in the 1996 "welfare reform" law, which instituted work requirements in the Temporary Assistance for Needy Families program.
"We cannot continue to deny able-bodied people the dignity of work," said Rep. Jack Kingston (R-Ga.). "There seems to be a belief in the nanny state that there's something wrong with requiring abled-bodied people to work. That's what this amendment does."
The idea was to make more SNAP beneficiaries sign up for training programs on pain of losing benefits. But Democrats noted there was no funding for training, and that it included parents of young children and even many disabled people. Nor did it place any restrictions on how states could use the money they saved, allowing them to shift it away from employment programs.
Republicans were quick to blame Democrats for the farm bill's failure, with multiple senior aides saying that Democrats had promised to deliver at least 40 votes to get the measure over the line. Democrats didn't dispute that there was an initial deal, but the top Democrat on the Agriculture Committee warned before the vote that many saw the Southerland amendment as a deal-breaker.
Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) echoed the sentiment later, rather pointedly casting aspersions on Boehner's ability to manage his fractious, tea party-divided caucus.
"It's always interesting to me when people blame other people for their own failures," Pelosi said. "It's silly, it's sad, it's juvenile, it's unprofessional, it's amateur hour."
The measure failed 195 to 234, with 62 Republicans voting against it. Pelosi noted that nearly all of the GOP opponents -- 58 of them -- voted for Southerland's amendment.
"I just can't get over the fact that 58 republicans voted for an amendment that would sink the bill," Pelosi said. "It's a stunning thing. Why would you give people an amendment that's going to kill your bill, and then go blame it on somebody else?"
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/06/20/food...
Shame on Southerland and other Republicans for daring to suggest that welfare bums be required to work for their food stamps.
John Galt

Temecula, CA

#928549 Jun 20, 2013
USAsince1680 wrote:
I find it interesting that both the prosecution and the defense in the Martin/Zimmerman trial opted for an all female jury. Guess both sides decided they needed jurors who might be swayed by emotion.
How else could they find six people ignorant enough not to have formed an opinion on a case thoroughly polluted by an irresponsible condemnation by Obama?
proud2bwhite

Dublin, OH

#928550 Jun 20, 2013
Red State Sucker wrote:
<quoted text>
We're making progress John, now that you've admitted Obama is smart. The next step is to acknowledge that you and your friends here aren't.
wow another one who supports obama who gives weapons to muslims that hacks open the chest of a man then eats his beating heart. This shows obamas is smart how?
John Galt

Temecula, CA

#928551 Jun 20, 2013
LNC Llin wrote:
<quoted text>
Racism seems everywhere including the resignation of GOP type today,
-
An Illinois Republican official resigned Thursday, after writing a vicious attack on a biracial, female congressional candidate–calling her the “love child” of the Democratic National Committee, destined to work for “some law firm that needs to meet their quota for minority hires.”
The target was Erika Harold, a former Miss America and Harvard Law graduate who is seeking the Republican nomination for the 13th congressional district in central Illinois.
Montgomery County GOP Chairman Jim Allen referred to Harold as “miss queen,” and said that she was “being used like a street walker,” whose “pimps are the DEMOCRAT PARTY and RINO REPUBLICANS.” Allen sent the email to the conservative website Republican News Watch, which posted the text in full and called it a “racist rant.”
Republicans have problems with racism
Miss Harold may make a fine candidate if she can win the primary, but her having worked for the same law firm as Barack and Moochelle does raise some suspicions.

Since: Sep 08

Location hidden

#928552 Jun 20, 2013
Aunt Bettie Lou wrote:
<quoted text>
Let's just stick to what Harry Reid said.
"Barack Obama is light-skinned enough and doesn't talk in a negro dialect unless he wants to."
Or even Joe Biden.
"Barack Obama is the first mainstream African-American who is articulate and bright and clean and a nice-looking guy."
Good thing he was the "first mainstream" African-American who was "clean".
Yep, no subtle racism in your party.
Galt said, "Obama beat Hillary by playing the race card." Harry Reid and Joe Biden made their comments long after the 2008 Democratic primary and, therefore, your post has no relevance.
John Galt

Temecula, CA

#928553 Jun 20, 2013
frontporchreactionary wrote:
<quoted text>You are not an economist so I don't expect you to understand much about market fluctuations. There was the sell-off immediately upon hearing the good news from Bernanke of an improving U S economy, housing market remarkable recovery notwithstanding--the only thing 'inevitable' was that there would be so many short-term takers grabbing for the short term fruit . The wise money investors will be putting even more of their own money up front now that over-confidence is at all-time highs again. Here's Maria Bartiromo's take on the 'market dive'. "Maria's Observation: Good Economy, Bad Market" :
http://www.nbcnews.com/video/cnbc/52267804/#5...
Anybody with a brain knows that the stock market has been over-hyped by Fed actions and that the bubble must deflate if the Fed stops pumping.
John Galt

Temecula, CA

#928554 Jun 20, 2013
Red State Sucker wrote:
<quoted text>
We're making progress John, now that you've admitted Obama is smart. The next step is to acknowledge that you and your friends here aren't.
Obama is smart in a slimy way, but incapable of running the government.
In Plain View

AOL

#928555 Jun 20, 2013
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False Prophet & Mark of Beast --(*News/June 20)

http://youtu.be/j5gGtsNTTUo

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Since: Oct 12

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#928556 Jun 20, 2013
proud2bwhite wrote:
<quoted text>wow another one who supports obama who gives weapons to muslims that hacks open the chest of a man then eats his beating heart. This shows obamas is smart how?
Wow another uneducated lemming that has been duped by the FOX propaganda machine. How do these morons cross the street without someone leading them?

Since: Oct 12

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#928557 Jun 20, 2013
John Galt wrote:
<quoted text>
Obama is smart in a slimy way, but incapable of running the government.
The government is doing great, almost out of the hole your conservative friends dug.
Slimy smart is lots better than right wing squeaky clean stupid.

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