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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But that doesn't mean King made public his political preferences. In his book, Garrow writes that during the 1960 race between Kennedy and Republican Richard Nixon, King declined to endorse either nominee even after Kennedy associates interceded with officials in Georgia to help secure King's release from jail on a probation violation. The closest King came to that was a few days before the election when he released a statement that said: "I want to make it palpably clear that I am deeply grateful to Senator Kennedy for the genuine concern he expressed....(He) exhibited moral courage of a high order."
King's father, however, was so grateful to Kennedy that he announced he was shifting his traditionally Republican presidential preference to vote for Kennedy, according to Garrow's book.
King was more vocal about the candidates in the 1964 presidential election, when Johnson faced GOP nominee Barry Goldwater, who as an Arizona senator had voted against the Civil Rights Act of 1964. Garrow told us that King "certainly did all but explicitly endorse LBJ in '64 and strongly criticize the Goldwater candidacy." Garrow writes in Bearing the Cross that King urged his supporters to vote against Goldwater and all GOP candidates who did not disassociate from him.
According to the King Online Encyclopedia, from Stanford University's Martin Luther King Jr. Research and Education Institute, King campaigned for Johnson and welcomed his win.
http://www.politifact.com/texas/statements/20...
you're not going to be able to fill the hole you dug.
This was probably before MLK knew Attorney General Robert F. Kennedy authorized the FBI to wiretap his telephones because one of King's closest advisers was a top-level member of the American Communist Party and he had repeatedly misled officials about his close ties with the man.
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Realtime wrote:
<quoted text>Bill Gate's has a ton of "whole life" LMAO, you can google this stuff__you and Galt are like dumb and dumber.
Speaking of Dumb & Dumber, the sequel is due out soon.
as a tax dodge...

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LoisLane59 wrote:
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Some liberals think malpractice insurance for physicians doesn't play a major role in the costs of health care.
Depending on the state, OB/GYNs can pay more than $55,000 per year. General surgeons between $22,000 and $34,000 per year.
Juries are easily swayed to award those who file malpractice lawsuits because it's a big company and not hurting anybody.
But if the insurance company has a million customers and jurors give $300,000,000 awards, then everybody's rate goes up by $300 to pay for it.
The health care system is broken but Obamacare is anything but the solution.
Inside joke: lawyers around S.E. Michigan always try getting a jury seated inside of Wayne County(Detroit). Blacks(democrats) sitting on a jury always want to hurt the deep pockets of corporations and professionals. They may not have any sort of education and they might all be Trayvons but that's where the outrageous awards come from!

A jury in the suburbs is a thinking jury and can't always be counted on to kick out the bucks to just anybody crying crocodile tears.

The system is gamed this way and many others, too....
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frontporchreactionary wrote:
<quoted text> Detroit remains one of the richest cities in America as the greater Detroit metropolitan neighborhood of Bloomfield Hills has an average median income of $900,000 --so, under Obama some of Detroiters have made out very well indeed.
So, Detroit should just tax all those rich folks in Bloomfield Hills?

Right after NYC taxes those rich folks in Boca.

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Fenris the Big Bad Wolf wrote:
Did anyone see this horrible story about the New Jersey chimpanzee being convicted of torturing her own dog? She should be vivisected in the name of humanity (the chimp, not the dog)....:-)
NJ woman pleads guilty in animal cruelty case involving dog found in trash chute
Published July 30, 2013
Associated Press
NEWARK, N.J. A New Jersey woman pleaded guilty to animal cruelty charges Tuesday in a case that sparked international headlines after an emaciated dog was found, starved and near-death, wrapped in a plastic bag and thrown down a building's garbage chute.
The Essex County Prosecutor's Office said Kisha Curtis pleaded guilty to fourth-degree animal cruelty. She also gave up custody of the dog. Curtis was set to go to trial on Wednesday.
The 29-year-old Irvington resident was accused of tying the pit-bull to the railing in her former Newark apartment building, then leaving the state for more than a week in 2011.
The dog named Patrick by his rescuers when he was brought in around St. Patrick's Day was found near death in a plastic bag at the bottom of a trash chute. The dog survived and recovered. Thousands of fans followed Patrick's progress on his Facebook page. A custody fight over the dog erupted after his much-publicized plight resulted in thousands of letters and donations from around the world.
The dog has been living with a foster family after being cared for initially by the Associated Humane Societies and then Garden State Veterinary Specialists in Tinton Falls, where he was nursed back to health.
State Superior Court Judge Joseph Cassini III will decide who will have permanent custody of Patrick. Cassini plans to issue his order at Curtis' Aug. 29 sentencing, according to the prosecutor's office.
The charge Curtis pleaded to carries up to 18 months in prison, but she may not serve time as a first offender.
Curtis was not accused of placing the dog in the trash chute, but prosecutors said she was responsible for abandoning and starving the dog, resulting in his "torment and torture."
She was previously denied entry into a pre-trial program that could have kept her record clean.
Read more: http://www.foxnews.com/us/2013/07/30/nj-woman...
I say detain them, starve them a few days at a time until they get what they put the poor dog through and then make them work in a zoo feeding the lions and cleaning the boa constrictors' lairs.

People like that have no heart or soul.

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Tits Magee wrote:
In a few more years the WW2 generation will be dead, thankfully. Then we can begin anew to define America.
Your dissing the Greatest Generation exposes the blithe, crude bull-in-the-china-shop that you are.

Shallow is defined by your persona.

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Inside joke: lawyers around S.E. Michigan always try getting a jury seated inside of Wayne County(Detroit). Blacks(democrats) sitting on a jury always want to hurt the deep pockets of corporations and professionals. They may not have any sort of education and they might all be Trayvons but that's where the outrageous awards come from!
A jury in the suburbs is a thinking jury and can't always be counted on to kick out the bucks to just anybody crying crocodile tears.
The system is gamed this way and many others, too....
Changing the law to limit frivolous lawsuits and making those who file frivolous lawsuits pay all the fees and courts costs if they lose is just one of the practical solutions to lower the costs of health care.

But liberals don't like practical solutions.
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$55,000 a year to someone who "earns" $800,000 a year is chump change. Chump.
The only OB/GYNs who make that kind of money are those who perform assembly line abortions.

“Stuffs gettin better ”

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Al Sharpton after Zimmerman verdict.
"Don't talk to us like we ignunt"
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<quoted text> It was Richard Nixon, Ronald Reagan, George H W Bush and George W Bush push for racially segregated , oppressive policies towards African-Africans --keep them confined to urban ghettos, cut off funding to city and state programs that help the poor, push them into drugs and dependency, keep them poor, desperate ,and locked up in jails by attaching to minor drug offenses heavy prison sentence penalties.
It's a tough world when you're a gangsta.
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Senator Goldwater, voted against the Civil Right Act of 1964
So what?

Bad legislation.
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Wow, Grey Ghost, you figured out how to copy & paste test into a translation website?
Very impressive for a Democrat.
lol! for a foreigner like you, next to impossible... without superior help!
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Dong!! Be a good chinaman, and get your fat face back in the kitchen where it can do some good!! Ginger chicken tonight!!
You take same loaf as last night and you like it! I make special just for picky eaters cons like you!
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Obama doubles down on low-ball Keystone jobs claim despite fact-check criticism
Read more: http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2013/07/30/ob...
I didn't realize how much foreigners like fart news!

No wonder they have such high ratings overseas!

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Although Robert F. Kennedy authorized the FBI to wiretap MLK's telephones and extensively put King under surveillance, it was discovered eventually King was not affiliated with the Communist Party.

http://www.theatlantic.com/magazine/archive/2...

RFK, however, did negotiate the safe passage of the Freedom Riders from the First Baptist Church to Jackson, Mississippi, where they were arrested and offered to bail them out, although they refused.

Then RFK was reluctant to protect and advance the Freedom Riders due to a concern that international publicity of race riots would tarnish the President heading into international negotiations and this reluctance alienated many of the Civil Rights leaders at the time who perceived him as intolerant and narrow minded.

It was RFK who sent U.S. Marshals to Oxford, Mississippi, to enforce a federal court order allowing the admittance of the first African American student, James Meredith, to the University of Mississippi.

But it sounds more like a love/hate affair between King and the Kennedys, so it was a surprise that someone suggested King voted for him.

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Tits Magee wrote:
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$55,000 a year to someone who "earns" $800,000 a year is chump change. Chump.
And when numerous and frivolous lawsuits are awarded vast amounts of money, we end up paying for them.

Hospitals pass on the costs of their outrageous insurance to us too.

Chump yourself.
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And when numerous and frivolous lawsuits are awarded vast amounts of money, we end up paying for them.
Hospitals pass on the costs of their outrageous insurance to us too.
Chump yourself.
lol! Right. That was the con health care plan after all....
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Fenris the Big Bad Wolf wrote:
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That's it, Donger; I'm going to have a word with Mr Chiu!!
You are in some hot won ton soup, my chubby little chinaman....
You no good! Bad little doggie! Bad little doggie!

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Apparently, Coretta Scott King was scared her husband would be killed in jail and called an advisor to Kennedy because she had heard he previously tried to release King from jail.

Eventually, word got to Kennedy who promptly called Mrs. King.

Mrs. King was so pleased, she told Martin Luther King, Sr.(MLK's father) who then announced Kennedy's "concern" was enough to make him leave the Republican party and vote for Kennedy.

This helped shift the African American vote in Kennedy's favor.

From all accounts, Martin Luther King, Jr., remained bi-partisan.

Nixon's press secretary didn't want him to get involved and blocked any calls about the situation.

If Nixon and his advisors handled the situation differently, the election may have gone his way.

Just something to think about. A phone call changed history.

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Tits Magee wrote:
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How old are you? A southern Democrat was and is simply a white man rich enough to afford a rope.
I must remind you it was MLK who spoke of the oppression by Democrats in Alabama and Mississippi:

Children crying out answered with fire hoses, snarling dogs and even death...young people brutalized and murdered...40 houses of worship in Mississippi alone bombed or burned.

A Southern Democrat was a racist.

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