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
LCN Llin

United States

#960186 Aug 6, 2013
Anonymous of Indy wrote:
<quoted text>I know I would take a GM product over a Toyota product.
over Honda?
TheIndependentMa jority

Somerset, KY

#960187 Aug 6, 2013
LoisLane59 wrote:
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August is a significant month for Muslims, Ramadan. Ramadan is the 9th month of the Islamic calendar.
Concerns are being raised that August 9, this Sunday, could also be significant in light of the heightened terror threats - or anytime this month.
Wonder how Obama would handle the unthinkable. He thought we were all getting along so well and declared al-Qaeda on the run quite a number of times right before the election.
Must've missed the State Dept's quarterly travel warnings explaining otherwise?
LCN Llin

United States

#960188 Aug 6, 2013
Death of Tenzing wrote:
<quoted text>
As usual, the internet and you fail when it comes to complex, nuanced history. You try to distill everything into convenient partisan divides and nothing as complex as Reconstruction can fit into such neat little boxes. Sherman never had the authority to offer anyone 40 acres and a mule, think of how that sounds outside of that particular context, the way you frame it: The Republican Party confiscates hundreds of thousands of acres of land from wealthy land owners and gives it to the poor. How does that set with your perception of the Party?
Nevertheless, 40 acres was limited to a very small coastal area and had little or nothing to do with the emergence of sharecropping. Its simple economics: freed slaves had no work and plantation owners had no one to work their land. Regardless of whether land reform on the Atlantic coast had succeeded, sharecropping would have spread throughout the rest of the South to level this economic imbalance.
Go read a book before you hurt yourself.
40 acres and a mule
http://www.40acres.com/
TheIndependentMa jority

Somerset, KY

#960189 Aug 6, 2013
LCN Llin wrote:
<quoted text>
On the run is not defeated.
Republicans supporting security in Islamic World.
teabaggers not so much
For some of them, "on the run" (hardly defeated) is daily routine.

FBI's Most Wanted Terrorists

Al Qaeda leader Ayman Muhammad Rabaie al-Zawahiri was born on June 19, 1951, in Maadi, Egypt. Born into an upper-class family of doctors and scholars, al Zawahiri was a studious boy who joined his first Islamist group at age 14. He graduated from Cairo University in 1974 and received his master's in surgery in 1978.

By 1979, al Zawahiri had joined the radical Islamic Jihad and had gone to Afghanistan to resist the Soviet Union's occupation. It was there that he met Osama bin Laden, the head of al Qaeda. By 1996, al Zawahiri was considered a terrorist threat to the United States and was detained for six months in Russia after trying to recruit jihadists in Chechnya. The following year, he was charged with the death of 62 tourists in Egypt and sentenced to death in absentia.

In 1998, al Zawahiri formally merged Egyptian Islamic Jihad into al Qaeda, issuing a joint statement with bin Laden. Following the September 11, 2001, terrorist attacks in the United States, al Zawahiri appeared on the FBI's Most Wanted Terrorists list. His whereabouts remain unknown, although he is believed to be in tribal Pakistan where he regularly releases videos and statements.
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n 1985, the 34-year-old, began his life as an underground Islamist, leaving Egypt for Pakistan, where he worked as a doctor treating fighters wounded in battles against Soviet forces occupying neighbouring Afghanistan.

In 1993 he took over the leadership of Jihad, Egypt's second largest Islamic armed group.

A military court in Egypt sentenced al-Zawahiri to death in absentia in 1999 for extremist activities.

He was tried, along with many others, for links to the 1981 assassination of Egyptian President Anwar al-Sadat.

Al-Zawahiri served a three-year jail term for illegal arms possession, but was acquitted of the main charges.

He joined forces with bin Laden in 1998, and was indicted in connection with the bombings that same year of the US embassies in Kenya and Tanzania.
TheIndependentMa jority

Somerset, KY

#960190 Aug 6, 2013
shinningelectr0n wrote:
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Maybe this is just another one of those phony crisis he talks about.
Maybe ran out of useless smoke and mirror illegal wiretaps on NON terrorist type folks.
TheIndependentMa jority

Somerset, KY

#960191 Aug 6, 2013
Death of Tenzing wrote:
<quoted text>
As usual, the internet and you fail when it comes to complex, nuanced history. You try to distill everything into convenient partisan divides and nothing as complex as Reconstruction can fit into such neat little boxes. Sherman never had the authority to offer anyone 40 acres and a mule, think of how that sounds outside of that particular context, the way you frame it: The Republican Party confiscates hundreds of thousands of acres of land from wealthy land owners and gives it to the poor. How does that set with your perception of the Party?
Nevertheless, 40 acres was limited to a very small coastal area and had little or nothing to do with the emergence of sharecropping. Its simple economics: freed slaves had no work and plantation owners had no one to work their land. Regardless of whether land reform on the Atlantic coast had succeeded, sharecropping would have spread throughout the rest of the South to level this economic imbalance.
Go read a book before you hurt yourself.
Stop blaming the Republicans for every thing.
The FREEDMAN BUREAU
The bureau was run by the War Department, and its first and most important commissioner was General O.O. Howard, a Civil War hero sympathetic to blacks. The Bureau's task was to help the Southern blacks and whites make the transition from slavery to freedom.
Their responsibilities included introducing a system of free labor, overseeing some 3,000 schools for freedpersons, settling disputes and enforcing contracts between the usually white landowners and their black labor force, and securing justice for blacks in state courts. The Bureau was renewed by a Congressional bill in 1866 but was vetoed by President Andrew Johnson, who thought it was unconstitutional. Johnson was opposed to having the federal government secure black rights. Congress passed the bill over his veto. Southern whites were basically opposed to blacks having any rights at all, and the Bureau lacked military force to back up its authority as the army had been quickly disbanded and most of the soldiers assigned to the Western frontier.
he Bureau was able to accomplish some of its goals, especially in the field of education. It established a number of colleges and training schools for blacks, including Howard University (named for General Howard) and Hampton Institute.
Media Feature - Watch the Video
Learn about General O'Howard,
head of the Freedmen's Bureau.

Howard believed that the mission of the Bureau was a temporary one, wanting to avoid black dependency on the federal agency. He firmly believed that African Americans should obtain all their rights as quickly as possible, but failed to see that because of Southern white hostility long-term support was necessary for them to do so. The Bureau also failed to bring together whites and blacks in the South because it lacked the means to do so. It needed support from Southern and Northern politicians and received little help from either. Its staff was cut significantly by 1869 and it ceased operations in 1872.
TheIndependentMa jority

Somerset, KY

#960192 Aug 6, 2013
LCN Llin wrote:
<quoted text>
40 acres and a mule
http://www.40acres.com/
Just say The Reconstruction Era will ya please lol
TheIndependentMa jority

Somerset, KY

#960193 Aug 6, 2013
Death of Tenzing wrote:
<quoted text>
As usual, the internet and you fail when it comes to complex, nuanced history. You try to distill everything into convenient partisan divides and nothing as complex as Reconstruction can fit into such neat little boxes. Sherman never had the authority to offer anyone 40 acres and a mule, think of how that sounds outside of that particular context, the way you frame it: The Republican Party confiscates hundreds of thousands of acres of land from wealthy land owners and gives it to the poor. How does that set with your perception of the Party?
Nevertheless, 40 acres was limited to a very small coastal area and had little or nothing to do with the emergence of sharecropping. Its simple economics: freed slaves had no work and plantation owners had no one to work their land. Regardless of whether land reform on the Atlantic coast had succeeded, sharecropping would have spread throughout the rest of the South to level this economic imbalance.
Go read a book before you hurt yourself.
and at least refer to them as they aka at the time--"Radicals".

Reconstruction generally refers to the period in United States history immediately following the Civil War in which the federal government set the conditions that would allow the rebellious Southern states back into the Union.(The precise starting point is debatable, with some prominent scholars arguing that Reconstruction actually began during the war.) In 1862, Abraham Lincoln had appointed provisional military governors to re-establish governments in Southern states recaptured by the Union Army. The main condition for re-admittance was that at least 10 percent of the voting population in 1860 take an oath of allegiance to the Union. Aware that the Presidential plan omitted any provision for social or economic reconstruction -- or black civil rights -- the anti-slavery Congressmen in the Republican Party, known as the Radicals, criticized Lincoln's leniency. The goal of reconstruction was to readmit the South on terms that were acceptable to the north -- full political and civil equality for blacks and the denial of the political rights of whites who were leaders of the secession movement. The Radicals wanted to insure that newly freed blacks were protected and given their rights as Americans.
TheIndependentMa jority

Somerset, KY

#960194 Aug 6, 2013
And ALL that HISTORY is STILL....

ONE hundred Fifty plus years BACKWARDS.

As in America's ALREADY Been there, done it!!

It's 2013!!

1. IMMIGRATION REFORM?

2. Continental US OIL for DEcreased dependency on mi-east oil? AND at least some Foreign Policies securing some dafety for the have to cases of US presence thereof?

3. Healthcare-- now monsterous birdcage liner worthy TAX AND FINE robbinghoodieTic billage REFORM?

4. CAP, CURB, B-U-D-G-E-T , balance and live with in the Means for ALL, not just Some-REFORM, SANS years of DEBT to future generations?(Cuz we does gotz a SPENDING pwobwem in a lot of the fweeriding sectors of NO contributors-just gimme gimme takers (!) these days.

5. JOBS FOR America? NOT Unemployment Against it?

6. IE: Leadership needs to Pull heads they out of duhmbocratic arses stuck in fifty years BEHIND the times social WHINEDUHM issues--and get back to the REAL ISSUES of running a country!

CHRISTIE/Paul/Uncle Joe(s) et al 2016--FORWARD into the 21st century-NOT BACKWORDS into the 18th and 19th...for pdupeseverywhere sakes.
shrimp_on_a_trea dmill

Oklahoma City, OK

#960195 Aug 6, 2013
Yeah wrote:
<quoted text>Republicans? Don't you mean t-p nuts?
Oh boy!
't-p nuts'!!!!!

you rang?

it is not fair all the media attention liberal ball washers are revieving. Look at my lap times in my prison/aquarium? I am ENVIOUS.

Since: Feb 13

Location hidden

#960196 Aug 6, 2013
TheIndependentMajority wrote:
<quoted text>
Maybe ran out of useless smoke and mirror illegal wiretaps on NON terrorist type folks.
Okay you Repub wackos I'm still hung up on this NSA thing were you think they are listening to your calls and reading your emails. It's estimated there are 3 to 4 Billion calls and emails per DAY just in the US. If we go by the low 3 Billion and each is read or listened in on just for 1 minute that's 50,000,000 hours per day. How many people does it take to listen in or read 50 Million hours of info per day?
Repub math.

“Bill Clinton could have ”

Since: May 10

Prevented this

#960197 Aug 6, 2013
Death of Tenzing wrote:
<quoted text>
Perot got 20% in '92 and he was a nut.
he was so nuts that he was right. The sucking sound of NAFTA remember? he was so vehemently against NAFTA. Cumulative job loss, amounting to almost 29 million jobs by the end of 2010. Yeah, he was nutz alright. Clinton got nutz too, after he left office, and said NAFTA was a bad deal.

shrimp_on_a_trea dmill

Oklahoma City, OK

#960198 Aug 6, 2013
Matt Damon, Liberals, and where does a movie stars kids go to school....

Not in LA public school's

http://www.breitbart.com/Big-Hollywood/2013/0...

“Bill Clinton could have ”

Since: May 10

Prevented this

#960199 Aug 6, 2013
PDUPONT wrote:
<quoted text>
No moron, the original stimulus was just a start and it should have been much larger but it was what Obama could get. Our infrastructure needs a lot more work and that would put people to work but the GOP doesn't want to hear about it. They'd just rather keep wasting time and taxpayer money with ideological legislation that will never see the light of day.
The original stimulus was the start of O'bama fraud.

“Bill Clinton could have ”

Since: May 10

Prevented this

#960200 Aug 6, 2013
TheIndependentMajority wrote:
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Septemeber 2012 (2k TWELVE)
SANAA, Yemen -- Yemen's president has apologized to President Barack Obama for the attack on the U.S. Embassy in Sanaa, the Yemeni capital, by a mob angry over an anti-Islam film.
The U.S. Embassy in Yemen says nobody was harmed in Thursday's assault. "All embassy personnel are safe and accounted for," spokesman Lou Fintor said.
President Abed Rabbo Mansour Hadi also ordered an investigation into the attack. Several hundred protesters stormed the embassy's compound, brought down the U.S. flag in the courtyard, burned it and replaced it with a black, Islamist banner.
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Same warning issued then-SEVEN MONTHS Prior to any stupid lame video---as the warning that is issued now.
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U.S. Citizen Services
MESSAGE FOR U.S. CITIZENS
Security Message for U.S. Citizens (November 19, 2012)
November 19, 2012
The Department of State warns U.S. citizens of the high security threat level in Yemen due to terrorist activities and civil unrest. The Department urges U.S. citizens not to travel to Yemen.
U.S. citizens currently in Yemen should depart. The U.S. Embassy in Sana'a remains a restricted staffing post. As staff levels at the embassy are restricted, our ability to assist U.S. citizens in an emergency remains limited and may be further constrained by the fluid security situation. This supersedes the Travel Warning for Yemen issued on March 27, 2012, to provide updated information regarding the security situation in Yemen.
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August 6, 2013
The U.S. Department of State warns U.S. citizens of the high security threat level in Yemen due to terrorist activities and civil unrest. The Department urges U.S. citizens to defer travel to Yemen and those U.S. citizens currently living in Yemen to depart immediately.
On August 6, 2013, the Department of State ordered the departure of non-emergency U.S. government personnel from Yemen due to the continued potential for terrorist attacks.
U.S. citizens currently in Yemen should depart. As staff levels at the Embassy are restricted, our ability to assist U.S. citizens in an emergency and provide routine consular services remains limited and may be further constrained by the fluid security situation. This supersedes the Travel Warning for Yemen issued on July 16, 2013.
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Why weren't the protocals of procedure of WARNINGS followed in BENGHAZI, rather than just blatantly Ignored????
Foreign Policy FAILURE.
and yet: U.S. officials agreed a year ago to restart military aid to Yemen...After aid to Yemen was frozen for some time, the U.S. military is once again on the ground there training Yemeni special operations forces and has delivered more than a dozen helicopters to the Yemeni military and provided training for them, U.S. defense officials said. As stupid as the democrats think GW Bush was-he looks like the smartest man in the World compared to O'bama. Who gives a country military aid that is 99.9% Moslems practicing Islam? that would be O'bama.

“Bill Clinton could have ”

Since: May 10

Prevented this

#960201 Aug 6, 2013
Injudgement wrote:
<quoted text>Okay you Repub wackos I'm still hung up on this NSA thing were you think they are listening to your calls and reading your emails. It's estimated there are 3 to 4 Billion calls and emails per DAY just in the US. If we go by the low 3 Billion and each is read or listened in on just for 1 minute that's 50,000,000 hours per day. How many people does it take to listen in or read 50 Million hours of info per day?
Repub math.
So what do you think? too big to fail? seems like the O'bama NSA failed in Boston. But we got chatter, lots and lots chatter, more chatter than in the history of the United States, more chatter than before 9-11, which BTW liberals said over and over again no one listened to...but the chatter of O'bama is high, like in dope smoking high. Get under your desk, the terrorists are coming chatter.

Since: May 11

Hustontown, PA

#960202 Aug 6, 2013
fetch almighty wrote:
<quoted text>he was so nuts that he was right. The sucking sound of NAFTA remember? he was so vehemently against NAFTA. Cumulative job loss, amounting to almost 29 million jobs by the end of 2010. Yeah, he was nutz alright. Clinton got nutz too, after he left office, and said NAFTA was a bad deal.
You mean 700,000 jobs right - total net loss since it was enacted.

Since: May 11

Hustontown, PA

#960203 Aug 6, 2013
fetch almighty wrote:
<quoted text>The original stimulus was the start of O'bama fraud.
What fraud was that?
Waxman

Windsor, CT

#960204 Aug 6, 2013
Injudgement wrote:
<quoted text>Okay you Repub wackos I'm still hung up on this NSA thing were you think they are listening to your calls and reading your emails. It's estimated there are 3 to 4 Billion calls and emails per DAY just in the US. If we go by the low 3 Billion and each is read or listened in on just for 1 minute that's 50,000,000 hours per day. How many people does it take to listen in or read 50 Million hours of info per day?
Repub math.
No, it was you fascists on the left that were saying that:

"Bush Lets U.S. Spy on Callers Without Courts"

http://www.nytimes.com/2005/12/16/politics/16...

You nutjobs were all up in arms, but now since Obama is president, no problem!

Democrats: Party first, country last! We hate hypocrites, except when it's us being the hypocrites. We like fairness, as long as it's more fair for Democrats.

Slug.
Anthony W

New York, NY

#960205 Aug 6, 2013
lily boca raton fl wrote:
<quoted text>
WASHINGTON (The Borowitz Report)—As House Republicans began their five-week summer vacation, their leader, House Speaker John Boehner, urged them to rest up for “the many symbolic and meaningless votes that lie ahead.”
Mr. Boehner, while congratulating his colleagues on having voted to repeal Obamacare forty times, reminded his fellow-Republicans that their work is “far from over.”
I want you to come back from vacation rested and refreshed, because we’ve got another year of futile, time-wasting votes to cast,” he said.“Only the strong will survive.”
According to Mr. Boehner, this year’s gruelling schedule of fake-repeal votes had been the G.O.P.’s “most physically punishing ever.”
Noting that the exhausting ordeal of frequent, pointless Obamacare votes had transformed his fellow House Republicans into hollowed-out husks of their former selves, the Speaker observed,“Purely symbolic voting may be even more exhausting than actual work.”
“It’s true that voting to repeal Obamacare has cost the American taxpayer over fifty million dollars,” he said.“But that’s nothing compared to the toll it’s taken on us.”
For his part, Mr. Boehner said he intends to spend August at the beach, as he always does, fruitlessly trying to change the rules of volleyball.
I totally agree. I mean I'm sick and tired of Republicans accusing Democrats of having bad ideas that won't work and cost too much money just because they feel good.

And I'm tired of them saying that the biggest problem with modern liberalism is that it has devolved into little more than childlike emotionalism applied to adult issues.

So what if we Democrat liberals pick which policies to support based on whether they make us feel "nice" or "mean" and then declare a policy to be a moral imperative based on our emotional reaction to it. They make such nice talking points for President Obama to read from the teleprompter and he's oh so good at fostering resentment by soundbite.

They say Democrat liberals put no consideration into whether the cost of a program is worth the benefits provided or whether the policy ultimately benefits more people than it harms; there's just a wild lurch based on feelings.

OK, so it's unfortunately true and for us liberals governing in that fashion that our ideas are not sustainable over the long haul and lead to the sort of disasters we've recently seen in Greece and Detroit.

Fortunately for us, the wheels of history turn slowly and at times, ambiguously, which means that our bad ideas can take a long time to prove their unworthiness -- so long in fact, that there's often someone trying the same failed idea under a new name by the time the old idea has been discredited. In other words, by the time ObamaCare has been mired in fraud and increased costs with long waits to see the fewer doctors, Barack Obama will be a former President on a book tour.

And Americans will then realize he played more golf and the family took the most expensive taxpayer-funded vacations in history.

But right now we can enjoy twisting and distorting the facts. Oooohhh, I think I'll take a picture of my fact twisting. It's so beautiful when it is fully distorted.

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