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
Yeah

Honolulu, HI

#936587 Jul 2, 2013
shinningelectr0n wrote:
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Cornel West should get a Nobel just like the Azzhole-In-Chief did.
"If you have no links or examples to offer then be a good consumer and go watch TV, airhead." - shinningelectr0n
Yeah

Honolulu, HI

#936588 Jul 2, 2013
DBWriter wrote:
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So, the frauds in the White House need the Bush's company to give them credibility.
Do you listen to yourself?
This is really funny. The Obama's need to appear with the Bush's to make people think better of them.
I just have to laugh.
Bush was a better president than Obama. If you don't think so, just ask the American people.
Care to tell us how terrible of a president Bush was now?
BWAAAAAW HAAAAAAWWW HAAAAAAAAAAAWWWW
You should find a country with a better fit to your politics son.

I think you would be much, much happier.

I know I will.
John Galt

Temecula, CA

#936589 Jul 2, 2013
Homer wrote:
<quoted text>Which makes Sonic's story all the more dreadful. The rich get richer. Someday you will wake up.
The rich get richer because they are smarter and work harder, a winning combination.
Yeah

Honolulu, HI

#936590 Jul 2, 2013
DBWriter wrote:
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Bullshit.
Under Bush intelligence had to originate from overseas, and the communications tapped were not completely domestic, dumbass. Under Bush, the people who killed 3000 Americans, that being the Islamist jihad, were the enemy.
Today, under Obama, the government is spying on Americans and exempting the muslim terrorists, and it is the American people the government is preparing to fight a major war with.
Looks like Obama's terrorist friends in Egypt are going to get kicked out on their asses.
Well gee son. And here I thought under bushie boy, you only had to be classified as a terrorists to be eligible for 'special' consideration and 'oversight' that normal Americans were protected and excluded from .
Yeah

Honolulu, HI

#936591 Jul 2, 2013
DBWriter wrote:
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They could just call the newspaper and announce it over the phone, and the newspaper would print it. That was very common then.
So, how long after Obama was born do you think it would take Ann in Kenya to place a call to her mother in the US, and then her mother calls the newspaper and announces the birth?
If you just had a baby in Kenya, do you think you'd be making that call the very next goddam day? Hell, yeah.
Really? All you had to do was call the newspapers and let them know?

Wow. Perhaps you can explain how it was done since the people I know at the state DOH have a differing view?
Yeah

Honolulu, HI

#936592 Jul 2, 2013
shinningelectr0n wrote:
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The Jerk doesn't know how old he is or when he was born, doesn't know how many States there are in the United States, lies about where and when his parents met and the Africans claim to know where he was born: http://tinyurl.com/ngbqvmf
...and yet the Liberal Media is able to keep this Dumb-As-A-Rock azzhole afloat. And now, some sort of deal has been cut to get a past President with a better image to associate with the Magic Negro to bolster his Dumb-Cluck image. He Has become a smiling storefront mannequin that George Soros carries around in his hip pocket.
Shameful.
We need a President and not a Liberal Media Rock Star.
"If you have no links or examples to offer then be a good consumer and go watch TV, airhead." - shinningelectr0n
Bernard Forand

Fort Myers, FL

#936593 Jul 2, 2013
DBWriter wrote:
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Tell us when you changed your mind and decided Bush was a great president, idiot.
Aye what great times on the Bushwhacking roller coaster. Too bad that storm ruined it at a cost of over $6 Trillion for Main Street to get it cleaned up
His roller coaster accumulated in what I define as the “Perfect Storm”
The storm arrived in February 2008.
Fannie Mae reports a $ 3.55 billion loss for the fourth quarter of 2007.
Collapsing in March 2008 Bear Sterns accepts buy out by J.P. Morgan Chase. Feds put up $30 billion loan for the purchase.
Carlyle Group defaults on a $16.6 billion debt.
Feds free up $200 billion to support Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac.
April; International Monetary Fund projects a $945 billion loss from the finical crises. G-7 finance minister agrees to institute a new finical regulations.
June; Repossession of home mortgages doubles and accelerating. Hundreds, including 2 Bear Sterns managers are charged with fraud in the subprime mortgage market.
July; Oil hits all time high of $145 per barrel. Gas at $4 a gallon.
Mortgage lender IndyMac collapses. Freddie Mac and Fannie May spiraling down. Bush announces not to worry, have faith.. Feds guarantee the debts of Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac.
U.S. Secretary of The Treasury Hank Paulson quote “ The global economy is more sound; it is as strong as I’ve seen it in my business career”
September; U.S. Government seizes control of Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac.
On the 17th second oldest investment bank, Lehman Brothers declares bankruptcy. Merrill Lynch is bought out by Bank Of America. Feds bail out AIG Insurance for $85billion
White House through Hank Paulson request $700 billion {no strings attached} bailout plan, for banks and free up some credit.
Last two standing investment banks, Morgan Stanley and Goldman Sachs are forced to convert to holding companies. This allows them to have direct access to Feds discount window for loans.
September 26; Feds seizes Washington Mutual in America’s largest ever U.S. Bank failure.
September 29; Republican led House rejects presidents Bush’s request of $700 billion bailout.
Wachovia Bank collapsing; negotiations with Citigroup for take over.
Bailout clears the House of Representatives and Bush immediately signs into law.
October 6 to the 10th; Dow drops a record 2,031 points. Weekly loss of 19.67%!
November 4,2008 Obama elected as the economy shrinks by 9% to become the Great Recession. Only the Great Depression was greater in all of U.S. History.
Consider when Bush entered the White House with a budget surplus, a prosperous economy, and a strong middle class. Eight years later leaves the economy, stock markets and the budget, in utter chaos !
Presidential ranking puts Bush slightly ahead of Herbert Hoover. Which is the lowest end of the ranking system.
This is what the RIGHTS defend hmm as well as 1929 to? Idiots
Yeah

Honolulu, HI

#936594 Jul 2, 2013
DBWriter wrote:
It seems the idiots have all disappeared at the same time. There must be a party line change that requires a group indoctrination session.
They're all part of WHITE (White House Internet Tactical Effort)... your tax dollars at work.
My apologies for now following you around like you do fart news son.

Unfortunately for you, I have a brain and a life.
Yeah

Honolulu, HI

#936595 Jul 2, 2013
LoisLane59 wrote:
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In a press conference in the first of July, he said he was turning 50 "in a week". His birthdate on the birth certificate he released is in August - three weeks later.
On his facebook page, he had himself four years older than the birthdate on his posted birth certificate.
Who is this guy?
Well that's nice son. Keep your opinions coming.

Any word on that repeal of CRA by any chance?

Since: Jun 13

Orlando, FL

#936596 Jul 2, 2013
sonicfilter wrote:
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The 5 Worst States To Spend Your Childhood
1. Mississippi
In Mississippi, 32 percent of kids live in poverty. That’s approximately 232,628 children with over 105,000 of those children living in extreme poverty. For those extremely poor children, their families receive on average $170 in cash assistance for a family of three. And the poverty takes its toll. In Mississippi a child is neglected or abused every 1 hour, according to information from the Children’s Defense Fund. One child or teenager is killed by gunfire a week. The state is absolute first in infant mortality rates.
2. New Mexico
New Mexico is right behind Mississippi in states with deep, troubling entrenched child poverty. Currently about 31 percent of children in New Mexico grow up poor, or about 153,558 children. Of those, 66,342 children live in extreme poverty. A family of three receives a more generous $447 a month in cash assistance. Of those eligible, approximately 66 percent receive food assistance as well.
Like Mississippi, the strains of poverty come with significant social costs as well. Abuse and juvenile delinquency rates run high with graduation rates at only 64 percent and over 12,000 teenagers dropping out all together as of January 26, 2012.
3. Louisiana
Louisiana ranks third in our ranking of states worst for child poverty. 29 percent of children in the state will grow up poor. Of the 1,114,759 children in the state approximately 299,779 live in poverty and an astonishing 134,938 live in extreme poverty. Louisiana ranks 48th among states in infant mortality rates. Of the state’s total Medicaid expenditures, almost 90 percent go to providing health care services for the state’s poor children.
Graduation rates are similarly problematic, as are the number of juvenile arrests. Perhaps most tellingly, the state spends as much on its prisoners as it does on its public school students with ratio costs of spending per prisoner to public school student at 1.17.
4. Alabama
Alabama ranks fourth, though really, there are a cluster of states that follow quickly behind, so this is almost a meaningless distinction. In Alabama that means approximately 274,906 kids growing up poor and 125,187 growing up extremely poor. And even Coming in at number 5 is a handful of states that share approximately the same levels of child poverty. With 28 percent of the state’s children growing up poor, Alabama ranks just ahead of Arkansas, South Carolina, Texas, Tennessee, Kentucky, Georgia, Michigan, Florida, Arizona, West Virginia and North Carolina all with approximately 27-25 percent of their children growing up in poverty. These numbers are nothing short of tragic. And they are the backdrop to a manufactured budget crisis that will likely result in already scant resources being sacrificed to America’s corporate class.
Read more: http://www.care2.com/causes/the-5-worst-state...
"After segregation ended, northern companies relocated southward to escape high taxes, combative unions and officious regulations. As the South became relatively more welcoming businesses migrated bringing Yankee industriousness and capital along. After experiencing unprecedented prosperity southerners haven’t looked back.

This commercial migration reflects more than what economists call comparative advantage."

http://www.forbes.com/sites/billflax/2012/01/...

It's the northern cities who are struggling with high rates of poverty and unemployment.

New York Times
June 2011

For New Life, Blacks in City Head to South

"The economic downturn has propelled a striking demographic shift: black New Yorkers, including many who are young and college educated, are heading south."

http://www.nytimes.com/2011/06/22/nyregion/ma...

Don't think things have changed that much in just two years.
Yeah

Honolulu, HI

#936597 Jul 2, 2013
John Galt wrote:
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The rich get richer because they are smarter and work harder, a winning combination.
Damn straight! And there are many ways we can get away with it!

signed,

Ken Lay etal...
Bernard Forand

Fort Myers, FL

#936598 Jul 2, 2013
Republicans say too fast, too fast, too fast. ITS ALL ABOUT THE ECONOMY!!
The Congressional Budget Office said the 2013 fiscal deficit would fall to about $642 billion, or 4 percent of G.D.P., about $200 billion less than it estimated just three months ago.
WASHINGTON — Since the recession ended four years ago, the federal budget deficit has topped $1 trillion every year. But now the government’s annual deficit is shrinking far faster than anyone in Washington expected, and perhaps even faster than many economists think is advisable for the health of the economy.
The agency forecast that the deficit, which topped 10 percent of gross domestic product in 2009, could shrink to as little as 2.1 percent of gross domestic product by 2015 — a level that most analysts say would be easily sustainable over the long run — before beginning to climb gradually through the rest of the decade.
"Revenues have been strong as the economy has outperformed a bit," said Joel Prakken, a founder of Macroeconomic Advisers, a forecasting firm based in St. Louis.
Over all, the figures demonstrate how the economic recovery has begun to refill the government’s coffers. At the same time, Washington, despite its republican political paralysis.
Republicans say perhaps too successful. Given that the economy continues to perform well below its potential and that unemployment has so far failed to fall below 7.5 percent, many economists are cautioning that the deficit is coming down too fast, too soon.
“It’s good news for the budget deficit and bad news for the jobs deficit,” said Jared Bernstein of the Center on Budget and Policy Priorities.{R}
“I’m more worried about the latter.” OOOHHH scary..
Now Obama is showing his democratic colors of success in financials. With the government running a hefty $113 billion surplus in the tax payment month of April, according to the Treasury, analysts now do not expect the country to run out of room under its debt ceiling.
The $200 billion reduction to the estimated deficit comes not from the $85 billion in mandatory cuts known as sequestration, nor from the package of tax increases that Congress passed this winter to avoid the so-called fiscal cliff. The office had already incorporated those policy changes in its February forecast.
Republicans want Congress to agree for this year to serving as a partial brake on the recovery, cutting government jobs and preventing growth from accelerating to a more robust pace, many economists have warned. The International Monetary Fund has called the country’s pace of deficit reduction “overly strong,” arguing that Washington should delay some of its budget cuts while adopting a longer-term strategy to hold down future deficits.{R} Typical, small minds for small growth..
CBO is revising its estimates for the current year, the budget office also cut its projections of the 10-year cumulative deficit by $618 billion. Those longer-term adjustments are mostly a result of smaller projected outlays for the entitlement programs of Social Security, Medicaid and Medicare, as well as smaller interest payments on the debt. The C.B.O. has quietly erased hundreds of billions of dollars in projected government health spending over the last few years.
It did so again on Tuesday. In February, the budget office projected that the United States would spend about $8.1 trillion on Medicare and $4.4 trillion on Medicaid over the next 10 fiscal years. It now projects it will spend $7.9 trillion on Medicare and $4.3 trillion on Medicaid. Republicans “Chicken Little” is dying. Serving red herrings will return to the menu for their herd.
LCN Llin

United States

#936599 Jul 2, 2013
Yeah wrote:
<quoted text>No. I think cons have overblown Benghazi since they have nothing more important to cover son.
In fact, even Issa might be a neutered duck at this point.
Bush seems to support American Security

Former US president George W Bush has defended Prism, the internet spying system whose existence was leaked by whistleblower Edward Snowden.

The controversial programme began under Bush's presidency in 2007 and continued under Barack Obama. It was kept secret from the public until Snowden leaked information about it to the Guardian and Washington Post.

Speaking to CNN, Bush mounted his first public defence of the programme, which allowed the National Security Administration (NSA) to track people's internet and email activity for surveillance purposes.

He said: "I put the program in place to protect the country. And one of the certainties is civil liberties were guaranteed.

"I think there needs to be a balance, and as the president explained, there is a proper balance."

Since: Jun 13

Orlando, FL

#936600 Jul 2, 2013
Yeah wrote:
<quoted text>Well that's nice son. Keep your opinions coming.
Any word on that repeal of CRA by any chance?
Well, missy, you keep proving you can't be taken seriously.

And once and for all the Clinton administration expanded the CRA to force banks to give loans to unqualified buyers for overpriced homes under the threat of penalties and racial liability.
Bernard Forand

Fort Myers, FL

#936601 Jul 2, 2013
John Galt wrote:
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The rich get richer because they are smarter and work harder, a winning combination.
WRONG AGAIN> ITS CALLED INEQUALITY; The Myth
In a land far, far away. There was once upon a time, when nations all over the world sought to emulate America.
They tried uniting their currencies {EU} without addressing their political and finical institutions. Alas it will not work. Presently this is being validated with their demise due to austerity prejudices.
Reexamining America in 2008 they found a flaw. America’s GDP per capita was tarnished and an inaccurate accounting of reality. They have been misled in their beliefs of America.
Economist within these nations searched for the truth. What they found; was that the U.S. economy was unstable even when all was appearing as well according to the GDP. They realized that growing inequality of wealth and income was being siphoned to the 1%. Hoarding the wealth and no distribution would soon run the engine of the working class out of the fluid movement of the fuel they required. Resulting in sputtering and inefficient production. For lack of production and the fluid income to sustain consumption, it soon proved to be a catastrophic error, Demise soon followed.
Half a century in the making by right wing policies. Living standards regressed back to earl 1900’s !
USA kept up appearances with the GDP increasing from 1980 to 2010.
Increasing by three fourths. All the while the male income declined.
Increases in austerity polices of the right continued. Siphoning wealth and income to the 1 % producing ever increasing inequality.
Thus; 1} U.S. Income growth occurs greater to the 1% and lesser to the 99%.
2} Inequality of laborer’s productivity distribution blossoms.
3} Middle class and below lose their standard of living to equate with what they were a century ago.
4} Inequalities’ in wealth is greater than the inequality of income!
5} Insecurity in income, health and home materializes.
6} Increasing poverty subjugates ever increasing amount of the middle class populace.
7} Middle class essentially is hollowed out.
8} Income mobility decreases advancing America “Land Of Opportunity” to be identified as a Myth.
9} America is now recognized by the rest of the advanced industrial nations as land of ever increasing inequality surpassing their own.
Right wing confronted with These analyst from the economist find it “Inconvenient”. Befuddled to explain it..
2014 coming up people….
Yeah

Honolulu, HI

#936602 Jul 2, 2013
LCN Llin wrote:
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Bush seems to support American Security
Former US president George W Bush has defended Prism, the internet spying system whose existence was leaked by whistleblower Edward Snowden.
The controversial programme began under Bush's presidency in 2007 and continued under Barack Obama. It was kept secret from the public until Snowden leaked information about it to the Guardian and Washington Post.
Speaking to CNN, Bush mounted his first public defence of the programme, which allowed the National Security Administration (NSA) to track people's internet and email activity for surveillance purposes.
He said: "I put the program in place to protect the country. And one of the certainties is civil liberties were guaranteed.
"I think there needs to be a balance, and as the president explained, there is a proper balance."
This is where Americans proclaimed bushie boy was being unconstitutional, and right wing extremists demanded to know what rights were being infringed.

Now they've gone the other way.

They just can't make up their minds where they stand unless they inject politics into the picture.
Yeah

Honolulu, HI

#936603 Jul 2, 2013
LoisLane59 wrote:
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Well, missy, you keep proving you can't be taken seriously.
And once and for all the Clinton administration expanded the CRA to force banks to give loans to unqualified buyers for overpriced homes under the threat of penalties and racial liability.
And if what you're saying is true son, we'd still have financial mess while the banks were doing what claimed was 'required' of them by law.

You keep saying the same thing. All I'm saying is you can prove your point by showing where CRA was repealed.

You seem to have a problem with the reality of the situation.

I wonder why?
nah

Lakewood, NJ

#936604 Jul 2, 2013
Yeah wrote:
<quoted text>Well that's nice son. Keep your opinions coming.
Any word on that repeal of CRA by any chance?
Listen, lady...worshipping Obama is all you have left.

Since: Jun 13

Orlando, FL

#936605 Jul 2, 2013
Time to go watch a movie about Queen Elizabeth visiting FDR and Mrs. Roosevelt in their Hyde Park home in 1939 - starring Bill Murphy.

Later.

Since: Jun 13

Orlando, FL

#936606 Jul 2, 2013
Starring Bill Murray, I mean.

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