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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John Galt

Temecula, CA

#943716 Jul 13, 2013
Soon the Zimmerman-Martin diversion will end and the country can once again focus on the abuses of the Obama dictatorship.
Yeah

Mililani, HI

#943717 Jul 13, 2013
John Galt wrote:
Republicans need to decide how to react to the impending failure of ObamaKKKare.
One approach is to just sit back and let the doomed program fail slowly.
The other approach is to force Obama to implement the program on schedule so that it fails more quickly.
Interesting decision.
Note that many unions are beginning to oppose ObamaKKKare as the date for ending of their exemption grows nearer and their medical plans will be banned.
"Republicans need to decide how to react ..."

It's a common affliction they seem to have nowadays.
John Galt

Temecula, CA

#943721 Jul 13, 2013
Death of Tenzing wrote:
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"White Hispanic" is a census designation and has been for some time. You need to get out more. Don't know how many forms I've seen it on.
Do you routinely respond to questions about your race or income?
Yeah

Mililani, HI

#943725 Jul 13, 2013
John Galt wrote:
Soon the Zimmerman-Martin diversion will end and the country can once again focus on the abuses of the Obama dictatorship.
Well, from a right wing extremist perspective, looking for them anyway.

“fairtax.org”

Since: Dec 08

gauley bridge wv

#943729 Jul 13, 2013
lily boca raton fl wrote:
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He doesn't exist
And just what 'forms' do I need to fill out to prove I exist? And to who?
John Galt

Temecula, CA

#943730 Jul 13, 2013
Former Democratic Gov. Brian Schweitzer said Saturday he won’t run for the Senate in Montana — a surprise development that imperils Democrats’ chances of holding the seat in 2014.

He told the Associated Press that he wants to stay in Montana rather than move to Washington, D.C. But his potential candidacy was also raising red flags within the party: After weeks of courting the 57-year-old Schweitzer, Democratic leaders reversed course. Scrutinizing Schweitzer’s past, they concluded there was too much ammunition for Republicans to use against him in the campaign to replace the retiring veteran Democrat Max Baucus, according to a source familiar with the thinking of those leaders.

Polls had shown the gregarious and folksy ex-governor as a favorite in the race, given his popularity after two terms in office.

Read more: http://www.politico.com/story/2013/07/brian-s...
obama_the_penius

Oklahoma City, OK

#943733 Jul 13, 2013
sonicfilter wrote:
Why Whites Will Abandon the GOP
As you are certainly aware, the new consensus among most Republicans and conservatives is that they don’t need no stinking Latinos (don’t get huffy on me; this is OK, because it’s a clever movie reference, and in any case it’s aimed not at Latinos, but at stupid Republicans) and will soar to victory on the strength of the white vote. People like me have spent a lot of airtime and ink these past couple of weeks arguing over whether this can work. But what’s interesting is this. There’s an assumption embedded in the argument that no one disputes: namely, that whites will always be as conservative as they are now and will always vote Republican in the same numbers they do now. This assumption is wrong. White people—yep, even working-class white people—are going to get less conservative in coming years, so the Republicans’ hopes of building a white-nationalist party will likely be dashed in the future even by white people themselves.
http://www.thedailybeast.com/articles/2013/07...
the gist of it is....the younger folks aren't racist pigs.
How much racism do you see in your private 'members only' tennis country club?

And while we are on tennis...

I mean no straight man wants to look at those man like williams sisters when sharapova looks so good in a short cut skirt..
John Galt

Temecula, CA

#943734 Jul 13, 2013
Bernhard Goetz on George Zimmerman:‘The Same Thing Is Happening’

by Harry Siegel, Filipa Ioannou Jul 12, 2013 4:45 AM EDT

Thirty years after the shooting that divided New York, the ‘subway vigilante,’ Al Sharpton & Curtis Sliwa talk to Harry Siegel and Filipa Ioannou about the Trayvon Martin case.

“I’m surprised,” said Bernhard Goetz, outside of his 20-story apartment building on Manhattan’s 14th Street, the same street he lived on back in 1984, when he shot four black teenagers on a downtown No. 2 subway train.“I’m surprised the same thing is happening 30 years later. It’s a different place, but the prosecution is the same.”
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The man he says “the same thing is happening” to now, George Zimmerman, was just 1 year old in 1984, when Goetz, now 65,“stood his ground” against Barry Allen, Troy Canty, Darrell Cabey, and James Ramseur, friends who had come down from the Bronx to rob video-arcade change boxes. When the mild-looking electrical engineer, who’d been violently robbed before, got on the train at 14th Street, the four boys surrounded him and, after one of them asked him for five dollars, he unloaded his unlicensed revolver, hitting all four of them. He then fled through a tunnel before police arrived, and the identity of the white “subway vigilante” remained a mystery until he turned himself in to the New Hampshire police four days later, offering a dramatic confession that may have shaded into revenge fantasy. All four boys survived, though one was paralyzed, yet Goetz became a folk hero in the eyes of many New Yorkers and Americans at a time when urban crime was widely considered out of control, daylight muggings were commonplace, and the murder rate in Gotham was more than three times what it is today.

After a riveting eight-week trial that captured national headlines, and hinged on the question of whether or not he had reason to fear for his life, Goetz was convicted only of criminal possession of a lethal weapon and was sentenced to just six months in prison.
John Galt

Temecula, CA

#943736 Jul 13, 2013
Death of Tenzing wrote:
Texas Statehouse Confiscating Tampons and Pads as Senate Debate on Abortion Begins
By Allison Benedikt | Posted Friday, July 12, 2013, at 4:12 PM
If you are menstruating and headed to watch the Texas Senate debate the state’s now infamous abortion bill, put your super tampon in before entering the building. Word on Twitter, confirmed by Texas Tribune reporters, is that guards are [Update, July 12: Were!] confiscating all feminine products from entering visitors, apparently to stop pro-choice activists from throwing tampons and pads at the legislators, which maybe is something (funny) they would have done but I don’t know. So put 'em inside in advance, ladies. That goes for you pro-life activists too. We all bleed red.
http://www.slate.com/blogs/xx_factor/2013/07/...
You failed to include the fact that security guards also confiscated bottles of urine and feces from the "protestors" and halted the confiscation of tampons after a brief period.
John Galt

Temecula, CA

#943737 Jul 13, 2013
Fenris the Big Bad Wolf wrote:
<quoted text>
True, but Odumbo's retarded "if I had a son" comment (one of the stupidest things I've ever heard a president say) started this whole imbroglio....
...and we took the bait by allowing this farce of a trial to divert our attention from more important issues.
John Galt

Temecula, CA

#943738 Jul 13, 2013
Fenris the Big Bad Wolf wrote:
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Try swimming with 2lbs of bloody chuck steak tied to each ankle....
Bocajews never go in the water.
John Galt

Temecula, CA

#943739 Jul 13, 2013
A loophole in state law has allowed Colorado state senators and representatives to avoid photo radar tickets because of special treatment given to lawmakers when they get license plates.

Most license plates are issued to specific vehicles. But license plates for lawmakers are issued to individuals and aren't registered in state computers.

Saying the process isn't fair, Denver police began considering alternatives after an investigation by KCNC-TV that was reported Thursday.

The city has an aggressive photo radar program that sends out millions of dollars in photo radar tickets every year. However, police have not been able to send citations to legislators whose cars carry the special plates.
John Galt

Temecula, CA

#943740 Jul 13, 2013
Death of Tenzing wrote:
Texas Statehouse Confiscating Tampons and Pads as Senate Debate on Abortion Begins
By Allison Benedikt | Posted Friday, July 12, 2013, at 4:12 PM
If you are menstruating and headed to watch the Texas Senate debate the state’s now infamous abortion bill, put your super tampon in before entering the building. Word on Twitter, confirmed by Texas Tribune reporters, is that guards are [Update, July 12: Were!] confiscating all feminine products from entering visitors, apparently to stop pro-choice activists from throwing tampons and pads at the legislators, which maybe is something (funny) they would have done but I don’t know. So put 'em inside in advance, ladies. That goes for you pro-life activists too. We all bleed red.
http://www.slate.com/blogs/xx_factor/2013/07/...
Perhaps you should have checked this blogger's opinion against an impartial news source to determine the facts.
John Galt

Temecula, CA

#943741 Jul 13, 2013
Fenris the Big bad Wolf wrote:
IT director who blew whistle on State's attorney malfeasance of withholding evidence (re: trayvon martin's thuggery)in George Zimmerman case is fired by the same Floridian criminals. I suspect GZ is going to be a rich man when all the litigation finally ends.....
IT director who raised questions about Zimmerman case is fired
By Nancy Leung
updated 11:54 AM EDT, Sat July 13, 2013
(CNN)-- An employee of the State Attorney's Office who testified that prosecutors withheld evidence from George Zimmerman's defense team has been fired.
Ben Kruidbos had been on paid administrative leave since May 28 from his job as director of information technology for the State Attorney's Office.
He testified before the trial began that Trayvon Martin's cell phone contained images of Martin blowing smoke, marijuana, and deleted text messages regarding a transaction for a firearm.
He received the termination letter, dated July 11, on Friday, the same day jurors in the Zimmerman trial began deliberating. The letter states: "It has come to our attention that you violated numerous State Attorney's Office (SAO) policies and procedures and have engaged in deliberate misconduct that is especially egregious in light of your position."
Through his attorney, Wesley White, Kruidbos informed Zimmerman's defense team that the information existed.
In court, Kruidbos testified he was concerned that he potentially could be held liable if information wasn't shared. He said "all the information is important in the process to ensure its a fair trial."
The defense believes Kruidbos' testimony is relevant because it supports their claim that the state violated rules of discovery.
Failure to allow the images from Trayvon's Obamaphone to be admitted as evidence is just one of many instances of potential reversible error.

Since: Sep 08

Location hidden

#943742 Jul 13, 2013
PDUPONT wrote:
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Carol you've once again demonstrated a complete ignorance of the actual facts of the case. Zimmerman wasn't in his house stupid, he was in his vehicle. The 911 transcript also shows that Trayvon Martin had already ran and that the dispatcher instructed Zimmerman to wait for the police. If Zimmerman had heeded those instructions a seventeen year old would still be alive and there would be no trial.
Trayvon Martin had a right to stand his ground against someone who was obviously stalking him.
Carol seems to be suffering from alzheimers. She has been reminded over and over and over again that Zimmerman wasn't in his house but keeps forgetting.

However, as to your argument about Zimmerman following Trayvon, the fact that the dispatcher told Zimmerman they didn't "need" for him to do that is not the same as telling him not to follow Trayvon. It was merely a suggestion and is really irrelevant. She might as well have said, "We don't need for you to do that but if you do be careful." Anyone who sees a suspicious person in their neighborhood has the "right" to follow that person and confront him or, at the very least, keep an eye on him until police arrive. In a neighborhood with a rash of burglaries, it would be only natural to assume that a stranger in the neighborhood might be up to no good. There is absolutely nothing wrong with that assumption.

Neither party has the "right" to resort to violence. Both of them should have been able to wait together for the police to arrive and straighten things out. But, as we all know, that didn't happen. The question of what happened was never answered with any certainty. It really doesn't matter if Zimmerman found Trayvon or Trayvon confronted Zimmerman. Which party took the situation to the next level by resorting to violence? Which party was reacting in self-defense? Those are the only questions that need to be addressed by the jury.
John Galt

Temecula, CA

#943743 Jul 13, 2013
USAsince1680 wrote:
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Carol seems to be suffering from alzheimers. She has been reminded over and over and over again that Zimmerman wasn't in his house but keeps forgetting.
However, as to your argument about Zimmerman following Trayvon, the fact that the dispatcher told Zimmerman they didn't "need" for him to do that is not the same as telling him not to follow Trayvon. It was merely a suggestion and is really irrelevant. She might as well have said, "We don't need for you to do that but if you do be careful." Anyone who sees a suspicious person in their neighborhood has the "right" to follow that person and confront him or, at the very least, keep an eye on him until police arrive. In a neighborhood with a rash of burglaries, it would be only natural to assume that a stranger in the neighborhood might be up to no good. There is absolutely nothing wrong with that assumption.
Neither party has the "right" to resort to violence. Both of them should have been able to wait together for the police to arrive and straighten things out. But, as we all know, that didn't happen. The question of what happened was never answered with any certainty. It really doesn't matter if Zimmerman found Trayvon or Trayvon confronted Zimmerman. Which party took the situation to the next level by resorting to violence? Which party was reacting in self-defense? Those are the only questions that need to be addressed by the jury.
Why do 9-1-1 operators resort to vague instructions such as this instead of clear statements?

Fear of liability?

“Come Home America!”

Since: Nov 11

Claymont, Delaware 19809

#943744 Jul 13, 2013
Fenris the Big Bad Wolf wrote:
<quoted text>
True, but Odumbo's retarded "if I had a son" comment (one of the stupidest things I've ever heard a president say) started this whole imbroglio....
Fenris, what makes you so afraid of seeing someone show empathy in public for another person ? What are you hiding?
John Galt

Temecula, CA

#943745 Jul 13, 2013
By the way, Neighborhood watch groups are a mistake. Better to stay at your own home and blow the little bastards away when they come through the door or the window. Maybe even leave the door unlocked and the lights off.

“Come Home America!”

Since: Nov 11

Claymont, Delaware 19809

#943746 Jul 13, 2013
John Galt wrote:
<quoted text>
Failure to allow the images from Trayvon's Obamaphone to be admitted as evidence is just one of many instances of potential reversible error.
Hey, nitwit, how many times are we going to have to remind you that Trayvon Martin is not on trial; he is the dead victim .
Yeah

Mililani, HI

#943747 Jul 13, 2013
Fenris the Big Bad Wolf wrote:
<quoted text>
What do you chubby chinamen have for breakfast? Us Vikings start the day off by consuming a few leftist phags ("figuratively", of course).....:-)
lol! No, I'm sure you mean literally son.

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