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 ... Read more
sonicfilter

Fishers, IN

#953431 Jul 25, 2013
Don't White People Kill Each Other, Too?

And yet we keep hearing about black-on-black crime because it fits the false media narrative.

...What Will, Steele and O'Reilly failed to mention is the exacting truth that white Americans are just as likely to be killed by other whites. According to Justice Department statistics (pdf), 84 percent of white people killed every year are killed by other whites.

In fact, all races share similar ratios. Yet there's no outrage or racialized debate about "white on white" violence. Instead, the myth and associated fear of "black on black" crime is sold as a legitimate, mainstream descriptive and becomes American status quo.

The truth? As the largest racial group, whites commit the majority of crimes in America. In particular, whites are responsible for the vast majority of violent crimes. With respect to aggravated assault, whites led blacks 2-1 in arrests; in forcible-rape cases, whites led all racial and ethnic groups by more than 2-1. And in larceny theft, whites led blacks, again, more than 2-1.

Given this mathematical truth, would anyone encourage African Americans to begin shooting suspicious white males in their neighborhoods for fear that they'll be raped, assaulted or murdered? Perhaps George Zimmerman's defenders should answer that question. If African Americans were to act as irrationally as Zimmerman did, would any rationale suffice to avoid arrest?

http://www.theroot.com/views/why-don-t-we-tal...
John Galt

Temecula, CA

#953432 Jul 25, 2013
sonicfilter wrote:
Martin Bashir Guest Savages Hannity And Limbaugh For ‘Hustling Residue Of Racism’
Martin Bashir, a left-wing Pakistani Brit with zero credibility, working for a Communist network, best known for his doctored interview of Michael Jackson.
John Galt

Temecula, CA

#953433 Jul 25, 2013
Emoron wrote:
<quoted text>
That's easy! It will come from increased revenue from taxes generated by an economy that is growing despite an obstructionist Republican House.
Glad to help bring some light into your dark depressing life.
The economy is barely growing, at an insufficient rate.

The ObamaKKKare layoffs later this year will have an adverse effect.
John Galt

Temecula, CA

#953434 Jul 25, 2013
leosnana wrote:
<quoted text>I doubt that was the reason Georgy Pudgy plugged him through the heart from an inch away...more likely because you can get away with profiling, stalking, and killing a kid if he's no longer alive to contradict your story(ies).
Yesterday's news, nobody cares.
Buroc Millhouse Obama

Newington, CT

#953435 Jul 25, 2013
sonicfilter wrote:
<quoted text>
"[T]hey called today and said they were more worried about blow back from saying anything that would be favorable to George," said O'Mara.
http://www.theroot.com/buzz/family-saved-geor...
but George is a great American hero! why should anyone be worried about saying anything favorable about him?
good press from FOX doesn't offset bad press from EVERYONE else.
The Root?

LOL!

A bunch of racists old narcissists. Racetard merchants.

Figures you use that cesspool as a reference, Propaganda Moron.
Buroc Millhouse Obama

Newington, CT

#953436 Jul 25, 2013
Pure Propaganda posted by an idiot:
sonicfilter wrote:
Don't White People Kill Each Other, Too?
And yet we keep hearing about black-on-black crime because it fits the false media narrative.
...What Will, Steele and O'Reilly failed to mention is the exacting truth that white Americans are just as likely to be killed by other whites. According to Justice Department statistics (pdf), 84 percent of white people killed every year are killed by other whites.
In fact, all races share similar ratios. Yet there's no outrage or racialized debate about "white on white" violence. Instead, the myth and associated fear of "black on black" crime is sold as a legitimate, mainstream descriptive and becomes American status quo.
The truth? As the largest racial group, whites commit the majority of crimes in America. In particular, whites are responsible for the vast majority of violent crimes. With respect to aggravated assault, whites led blacks 2-1 in arrests; in forcible-rape cases, whites led all racial and ethnic groups by more than 2-1. And in larceny theft, whites led blacks, again, more than 2-1.
Given this mathematical truth, would anyone encourage African Americans to begin shooting suspicious white males in their neighborhoods for fear that they'll be raped, assaulted or murdered? Perhaps George Zimmerman's defenders should answer that question. If African Americans were to act as irrationally as Zimmerman did, would any rationale suffice to avoid arrest?
http://www.theroot.com/views/why-don-t-we-tal...
John Galt

Temecula, CA

#953437 Jul 25, 2013
PDUPONT wrote:
<quoted text>
HEY STUPID! Obama didn't come up with the idea of sequestration. Paul Ryan has been pushing for it since 2004 and in fact wrote the legislation. Boehner said that he got 98% of what he wanted in the deal. On what do you base your statement that the majority of Americans want deeper cuts? When polled on individual programs like Medicare, Social Security, Veterans programs and defense most Americans want them to get the same funding that they currently receive.
What freaking lavish galas are you talking about Carol? The White House schedule is posted on line and I haven't found anything that you can call a gala, lavish or otherwise. Obama's trips abroad have been on the nation's business like his latest trip to Africa. But I guess you like the rest of the right wing idiots on this thread would rather cede that continent with its strategically important resources to China.
If you really want to talk about wasting taxpayer dollars then how about those symbolic, going nowhere votes to repeal Obamacare? Every time they indulged in this foolishness it cost taxpayers almost $1.5 million for a total of approximately $53.8 million.
Who's hurting public servants Carol? The original stimulus package kept firefighter, police and teachers on the job and not one Republican voted for it. Since when have you been so concerned about public sector employees hypocrite? It's clear to anyone who has at least a couple of brain cells that communicate with each other that the GOP is responsible for the gridlock, not the President.
Any measure that reduces federal spending is a good thing.
John Galt

Temecula, CA

#953438 Jul 25, 2013
PDUPONT wrote:
<quoted text>
Obama didn't send GM to China you lying sack of crap, they're still operating in this country and expanding.
You're an idiot!
Take a look at the Chevy Spark and see why Government Motors is doomed to failure, a cheap piece of crap typical of the product line.

If this turkey isn't made in China, it sure looks like it is.
Buroc Millhouse Obama

Newington, CT

#953439 Jul 25, 2013
John Galt wrote:
<quoted text>
Yesterday's news, nobody cares.
Agree.

leosnana really needs to get a life.
John Galt

Temecula, CA

#953440 Jul 25, 2013
Emoron wrote:
<quoted text>
I was pretty sure the math would be over your head. The 47% that don't pay "income" taxes DO pay "sales" taxes. They also pay "property" taxes, "gas" taxes, etc. There would also be more people paying "income" taxes if obstructionist Republicans would support Obama's jobs program. And there are more people raising that 47% figure adding additional "income" tax payers as the economy grows despite folks like you.
Sales taxes and property taxes don't fund the federal government.

If you want to replace the federal income tax with a consumption tax, maybe the poor will finally carry their share of the load.
John Galt

Temecula, CA

#953441 Jul 25, 2013
Realtime wrote:
<quoted text>Speaking of GM, the company just posted quarterly earnings of $1.2 billion on a profit of over $2 billion and Consumer Reports is really liking the 2014 Impala naming it best in class.
Please explain difference between "earnings" and "profits."

Hard to find a Chevy on the road in Southern California, except for '57s, back when they made decent cars.
sonicfilter

Fishers, IN

#953442 Jul 25, 2013
Buroc Millhouse Obama wrote:
<quoted text>
The Root?
LOL!
A bunch of racists old narcissists. Racetard merchants.
Figures you use that cesspool as a reference, Propaganda Moron.
don't think Murdoch owns that site.
John Galt

Temecula, CA

#953443 Jul 25, 2013
Reichsminister Holder plans to defy Supreme Court ruling on Voting Rights Act.
lily boca raton fl

Boca Raton, FL

#953444 Jul 25, 2013
Small government promoter Rick Perry sends Texas $2.6 million bill for promotional travel

http://www.rawstory.com/rs/2013/07/24/small-g...
sonicfilter

Fishers, IN

#953445 Jul 25, 2013
Buroc Millhouse Obama wrote:
Pure Propaganda posted by an idiot:
<quoted text>
another intellectual response.

i'm almost overwhelmed.
John Galt

Temecula, CA

#953446 Jul 25, 2013
Darwin Award Winners

A pregnant Maine woman and her friend visiting from Pennsylvania who had been rescued after getting lost hiking died when they accidentally drove their minivan off a boat ramp and into the ocean, authorities said.

Amy Stiner, 37, of Machias, and Melissa Moyer, 38, of Sunbury, Pa., presumably drowned when Stiner drove her car down the boat ramp at the end of a dead-end road at about 9 p.m. Tuesday in this town of 300 people in eastern Maine, said Washington County Sheriff Donnie Smith.

Smith called the deaths a tragic accident made worse because Stiner was five months pregnant. The two were found in the back of the minivan likely due to the fact it sank from the front, The Bangor Daily News reported. A dog was also found dead inside the minivan.

"They called on the phone that they were in the water and the car was filling up. Then the phone went dead," Smith said. "An hour later, the deputies found the car."

Earlier in the evening, the women got lost while hiking in Roque Bluffs State Park amid fog and a steady downpour, the Portland Press Herald reported.

An off-duty firefighter found them and their dog and gave them rides on his ATV back to his house, where a warden picked them up and brought them to the 2001 Dodge Caravan.

Stiner then drove toward the boat ramp instead of in the other direction to Machias, Smith said. Weather could have contributed to the accident, Smith said.

"It appears they went the wrong direction and drove off the ramp," he said. "If you don't know the area, in the fog and rain it wouldn't be a difficult thing to do."

Authorities found the submerged car about 175 feet off the boat ramp, the women and the dog inside with the doors closed and the windows up.

The Portland Press Herald reported that the women were able to call 911 as the car was entering the water.

"They said they were in the water and the car was filling with the water. And then the phone just went dead," Washington County Sheriff Donnie Smith told the newspaper.

Smith said blood tests will be conducted on the bodies but he did not suspect alcohol or drugs contributed to the fatal accident.

Gregg Stiner, Amy’s husband, told the Bangor Daily News that the two are organic farmers. He did not comment any further in the interview.

“Come Home America!”

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Claymont, Delaware 19809

#953447 Jul 25, 2013
Fenris the Big Bad Wolf wrote:
<quoted text>
Ahhh; still crying about spilt purple lean? Mix up a new batch while you steal a new celebrity picture, sow....
George Zimmerman for man of the year!!!
I vote for Tennessee football player Tig Willard for 'Man of the Year'! " 'Tig' Willard Saves Family From Burning Car" "He saw a car become engulfed in flames as he drove to training camp" http://autos.aol.com/article/football-player-...

http://autos.aol.com/article/football-player-...
John Galt

Temecula, CA

#953448 Jul 25, 2013
Judge Stops lawsuits Against Detroit Bankruptcy

A federal judge in Michigan has put the brakes on lawsuits threatening to derail Detroit's bankruptcy and declared that he will handle any challenges.

The decision Wednesday after two hours of arguments is a victory for Detroit.

A county judge last week said Gov. Rick Snyder ignored the Michigan Constitution and acted illegally in approving the Chapter 9 filing, the largest ever U.S. municipal bankruptcy.

Retirees sued, claiming their pensions are protected by the constitution and are at risk in a bankruptcy.

U.S. Bankruptcy Judge Steven Rhodes suspended any pending lawsuits and barred new ones. He says his court will be the exclusive venue for any legal action regarding the bankruptcy.
sonicfilter

Fishers, IN

#953449 Jul 25, 2013
Norm Ornstein, a congressional expert and scholar at the conserative American Enterprise Institute, criticized GOP leaders' efforts to "sabotage" Obamacare as "sharply beneath any reasonable standards of elected officials."

In a National Journal colum titled, "The Unprecedented—and Contemptible—Attempts to Sabotage Obamacare," Ornstein said the GOP anti-Obamacare effort is "spinning out of control" and "simply unprecedented."

He noted that after President Bush enacted the Medicare prescription drug benefit in 2003, Democrats worked with Republicans to improve it and help seniors rather than attempting to tarnish it for political gain.

Even when Democrats opposed the Iraq war, he said, "they did not try to sabotage the surge" because "[t]o do so would have been close to treasonous."

Ornstein concludes:

But to do everything possible to undercut and destroy its implementation—which in this case means finding ways to deny coverage to many who lack any health insurance; to keep millions who might be able to get better and cheaper coverage in the dark about their new options; to create disruption for the health providers who are trying to implement the law, including insurers, hospitals, and physicians; to threaten the even greater disruption via a government shutdown or breach of the debt limit in order to blackmail the president into abandoning the law; and to hope to benefit politically from all the resulting turmoil—is simply unacceptable, even contemptible. One might expect this kind of behavior from a few grenade-throwing firebrands. That the effort is spearheaded by the Republican leaders of the House and Senate—even if Speaker John Boehner is motivated by fear of his caucus, and McConnell and Cornyn by fear of Kentucky and Texas Republican activists—takes one's breath away.

http://livewire.talkingpointsmemo.com/entry/n...
sonicfilter

Fishers, IN

#953450 Jul 25, 2013
John Galt wrote:
Reichsminister Holder plans to defy Supreme Court ruling on Voting Rights Act.
wrong.

"And today I am announcing that the Justice Department will ask a federal court in Texas to subject the State of Texas to a preclearance regime similar to the one required by Section 5 of the Voting Rights Act. This request to “bail in” the state – and require it to obtain “pre-approval” from either the Department or a federal court before implementing future voting changes – is available under the Voting Rights Act when intentional voting discrimination is found. Based on the evidence of intentional racial discrimination that was presented last year in the redistricting case, Texas v. Holder – as well as the history of pervasive voting-related discrimination against racial minorities that the Supreme Court itself has recognized – we believe that the State of Texas should be required to go through a preclearance process whenever it changes its voting laws and practices.

This is the Department’s first action to protect voting rights following the Shelby County decision, but it will not be our last."

http://livewire.talkingpointsmemo.com/entry/h...

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