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
lily boca raton fl

Boca Raton, FL

#962738 Aug 12, 2013
LoisLane59 wrote:
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The liberal media is so far to the left, they'd fall off a map if they were on the edge of one.
Studies have been done that prove the mainstream media gives very little air time to crucial stories - especially about wrongdoing in this administration - compared to other neutral sources.
Studies have been done to prove the mainstream media spends a disproportionate amount of air time reporting negative stories about conservative candidates than liberal ones.
UCLA is one of them - not exactly right leaning.
http://newsroom.ucla.edu/portal/ucla/Media-Bi...
UCLA Newsroom 2005? Oh please. Your problem is that you want sensationalist witch hunting of the President on all channels as you see on Fox. Not going to happen. Most people are rational.
I just returned from Canada; what a breath of fresh air their news is.
lily boca raton fl

Boca Raton, FL

#962739 Aug 12, 2013
LoisLane59 wrote:
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So you think blacks don't want real jobs, a real education and don't want to be treated like all Americans but stereotypes and voting blocs instead? Is that why they didn't vote for Reagan?
They would rather have high unemployment because of a lack of a real education in some of the worst schools without school choice and don't want to be treated like all Americans but stereotypes and voting blocs instead? Is that why they voted for Obama?
Free housing, free food, free phones, free money and a dependency on others through entitlements is tempting, especially in light of being kept in poverty and uneducated, stereotyped as victims and used as voting blocs. But is that what blacks choose given a choice?
Apparently, it sadly is.
So why is Reagan to blame? And why are conservatives still blamed for offering them equal status, a choice, a better education and a better alternative to poverty and not Democrats who don't?
It may have been because of Reagans white supremacy leanings.
lily boca raton fl

Boca Raton, FL

#962740 Aug 12, 2013
LoisLane59 wrote:
Even if Bush's NSA crossed the line, Bush never set the tone to basically give permission to punish his enemies.
And then the strong arm of the IRS under his own IRS appointee doing just that.
LOL
TheIndependentMa jority

London, KY

#962741 Aug 12, 2013
No Surprize wrote:
<quoted text>You a race pimp peddler and grievance predator...
You an ignorant frontporchreactionary idiot profiteering in racism and hate...
It's the culture...
Blind and clueless as to the REAL, NON-entitlementaled, actually WORKING class world too.
TheIndependentMa jority

London, KY

#962742 Aug 12, 2013
LoisLane59 wrote:
Even if Bush's NSA crossed the line, Bush never set the tone to basically give permission to punish his enemies.
And then the strong arm of the IRS under his own IRS appointee doing just that.
Good point(s)!

(thugs!!!)

Since: Jun 13

Orlando, FL

#962743 Aug 12, 2013
frontporchreactionary wrote:
<quoted text> The White race in America have been taking advantage of free land, free housing, free public education, free money, free phones , free food for over 150 years before African-Americans who were here in America just as long as Whites ,but without being given their U S Constitutional birthright -- they were shared participants with Whites in fighting the British for independence, in the Civil War, settling the West, developing the country into a great political and economic superpower in the 20th century--so isn't it time African-Americans walk side-by-side with Whites as equal citizens?
In the 2000 Consensus:

"White" - A person having origins in any of the original peoples of Europe, the Middle East, or North Africa and include people who indicate their race as "white" such as Irish, German, Scottish, Italian, Near Easterner, Arab or Polish.

Jews are considered "white" too.

It most definitely is time African-Americans walked side-by-side with whites as equals.

But Democrats don't want that. An educated and prosperous black community might start thinking for themselves and won't need the free stuff anymore. That's how they keep their votes.
PDUPONT

Easthampton, MA

#962744 Aug 12, 2013
LoisLane59 wrote:
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There's a broader terrorist threat now entrenched throughout an “arc of instability”— from South Asia to West Africa - where our diplomatic posts have been closed because of the reported threats.
http://www.dallasnews.com/opinion/latest-colu...
Guess when Obama closes down 17 embassies throughout the world because of rising threats, it's probably safe to assume terrorism is getting stronger - far from being "decimated" which you believed just to get him reelected.
Hey dumbass! The core of Al Qaeda has been decimated and the organization has been fractured and scattered. Does that mean that they don't pose a threat? No stupid! The embassies weren't actually closed, only non essential personnel were evacuated.

Since: Jun 13

Orlando, FL

#962745 Aug 12, 2013
lily boca raton fl wrote:
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It may have been because of Reagans white supremacy leanings.
Go back and read the posts from last night.

You couldn't be more wrong.

Better yet, read the article written by a liberal columnist, Mark Shields, after his interview with William Franklin "Burgie" Burghardt, one of the two black teammates on Reagan's college football team who he had invited to his parents' home when they were turned away from a hotel.

Burghardt eloquently testified: The Gipper was free of racial prejudice in his personal life."

http://www.noozhawk.com/article/112710_mark_s...

If you do read this, you either like being wrong or don't care if you are.

Since: Jun 13

Orlando, FL

#962746 Aug 12, 2013
PDUPONT wrote:
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Hey dumbass! The core of Al Qaeda has been decimated and the organization has been fractured and scattered. Does that mean that they don't pose a threat? No stupid! The embassies weren't actually closed, only non essential personnel were evacuated.
Demeaning others is a sign of insecurity in order to feel better about yourself.

If you can't win an argument without resorting to name calling, you have no argument and use bully tactics to pretend you do.

Just a helpful hint.
Tick Pickering

Reykjavík, Iceland

#962747 Aug 12, 2013
LoisLane59 wrote:
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Your arguments would go a lot further if you didn't start out every post demeaning everyone who disagree with you.
Bush's NSA was limited to overseas communications between national security enemies and flagged if they were sent to someone here.
This administration thinks his enemies are mostly here. When he says "reward our friends, punish our enemies" and "if they bring a knife, we'll bring a gun", he's not talking about national security enemies. He's talking about us.
Probably because you're a nutty fat whore? You never know what a whore will do when you back her into a corner - where you are now.
Now, as far as what he meant it's pretty clear he was talking about national security but here's a thought: why don't you ask him? I assure you you'll get a prompt reply and then you can disbelieve that and hurry on with your life of paranoid, christian delusion. You clowns got all the guns so you're probably ok anyways, except for your idiot daughter who never quite mastered not looking down the barrel to see if one was loaded.
sonicfilter

Indianapolis, IN

#962748 Aug 12, 2013
DBWriter wrote:
<quoted text>
How does a university govern dating and marriage, you moron.
In 2000, following a media uproar prompted by the visit of presidential candidate George W. Bush to the university, Bob Jones III abruptly dropped the interracial dating rule, announcing the change on CNN's "Larry King Live". Five years later when asked for his view of the rule change, the current president, Stephen Jones, replied, "I've never been more proud of my dad than the night he...lifted that policy."

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bob_Jones_Univer...

Since: Jun 13

Orlando, FL

#962749 Aug 12, 2013
lily boca raton fl wrote:
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LOL
It's been confirmed and documented, Obama's appointee as IRS chief counsel, William Wilkins, was named in House Oversight testimony by retiring IRS agent Carter Hull as one of his supervisors in the improper targeting of conservative groups and met with Obama in the Roosevelt Room of the White House before the targeting began. Wilkins’ boss, then-IRS commissioner Douglas Shulman, also met with Obama.

Wilkins sent Hull and fellow Washington-based IRS official Lois Lerner “additional comments on the draft guidance” for approving or denying tea party tax-exempt applications, according to the IRS’ inspector general’s report.

Between 2010 and 2012, the IRS sent letters demanding groups’ training materials, personal information on groups’ donors and college interns, and even the content of a religious group’s prayers.

Wilkins’ meeting with Obama on April 23 was attended by 13 people.

http://www.examiner.com/article/irs-testimony...

Don't know if you know this, but top IRS officials meeting with the president is highly unusual.

Much less numerous times.
Tick Pickering

Reykjavík, Iceland

#962750 Aug 12, 2013
LoisLane59 wrote:
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Demeaning others is a sign of insecurity in order to feel better about yourself.
If you can't win an argument without resorting to name calling, you have no argument and use bully tactics to pretend you do.
Just a helpful hint.
You got rules for everything, carol, you fat stoopid whore, except they don't apply to you. You just called the President a maniac interested only in killing his own people but somehow these fine distinctions evade you. You're the biggest bully of all because when some kid finally gets fed up with your middle-aged womanly nattering you crawl into the corner and start whining about how "He or she's going to hit you and how unfair it is. If you don't want to start a fight keep your fat, slack whore mouth shut. Duh. Words have consequences. If you don't want to get beaten to a pulp, learn to shut up. I thought you were married?
Patriot

Longmont, CO

#962751 Aug 12, 2013
A new genetically modified crop of 'golden rice' was weeks away from harvest in the Philippines. It was reportedly going to be submitted to authorities for evaluation.

This was an important milestone as other countries like Bangladesh, India, and Indonesia were considering going for the crops in Philippines' wake.

Some 400 Philippines farming protesters had other things in mind for the trial...

http://www.activistpost.com/2013/08/philippin...
TheIndependentMa jority

London, KY

#962752 Aug 12, 2013
PDUPONT wrote:
<quoted text>
Hey dumbass! The core of Al Qaeda has been decimated and the organization has been fractured and scattered. Does that mean that they don't pose a threat? No stupid! The embassies weren't actually closed, only non essential personnel were evacuated.
Do some reading on Pakistan/Afghanistan will ya please Dupepont.

WTH we doing in Libya-looking for flip flop Paki nucs?

Maybe after we quit meddling in Libya-we can get back to the business of AMERICA.
Tick Pickering

Reykjavík, Iceland

#962753 Aug 12, 2013
The truth I think, carol, is that you hate men. You hate the power they have over you and that pink or purply brownish thing they're always sticking in you like a pogo-stick in a dead baby's ass. Until you come to grips with this neurosis/psychosis you and everybody around you is going to remain unhappy. After this you're invisible to me. In the same way that that The Queen Mary is invisible to me as it crashes into a bridge abutment every time they drag it out of mothballs to try and clean the goddam thing up.
Tick Pickering

Reykjavík, Iceland

#962754 Aug 12, 2013
You're STOOPID, carol. This is not brain surgery.
sonicfilter

Indianapolis, IN

#962755 Aug 12, 2013
Race and the Right

Jamelle Bouie argues that conservatives are simultaneously obsessed with and oblivious to race. Citing Glenn Beck’s accusation that President Obama hates white people and some conservatives’ public delight in the Zimmerman verdict, Bouie contends that conservatives have adopted a distorted and distorting understanding of racism according to which “anyone who treats race as a social reality is a racist.” It follows that:

Because Obama acknowledges race as a force in American life—and because he even suggests that there are racists among us—he becomes the “real racist,” a construction designed to give conservatives moral high ground, while allowing them to insult Obama. After all, for them,“racist” is the worst accusation in American life.

Bouie is right to criticize the naivëté about race that Dan McCarthy mentioned in his defense of Jack Hunter, which is characteristic of talk radio and other political entertainment. But he misunderstands the conceptual frame that many conservatives apply to these issues.

The background assumption in many conservative arguments about criminal justice or affirmative action is not precisely that any acknowledgement of “race as a force in American life” is racist. Rather, it’s that racism refers only to the kind of eye-popping bigotry recently on display in the film “Django”.

Conservatives correctly observe that this kind of overt hatred is rare today. They wrongly conclude from this that legacies of slavery and segregation are not relevant to modern life–and that anyone who says they are must therefore have ulterior motives.

Jonah Goldberg offers a representative sample of this view. In a post several months ago, Goldberg argued that racism “should be defined as knowing and intentional ill-will or negative actions aimed at an individual or group solely because of their race.”

Note the qualifiers:“knowing and intentional”; “ill-will”; “solely”. According to Goldberg, racism is limited to conscious malice independent of any non-racial considerations. And racism, on this definition, is no longer a big problem.

But this definition seriously obscures the role of race in American society, past and present. To mention only an obvious defect, it excludes the ideas about black inferiority that informed the “positive good” defense of slavery. John C. Calhoun was not Calvin Candy, the psychopathic plantation owner in “Django.” But it is obtuse to deny his racism on the grounds that he believed the slave system was beneficial to blacks.

In more contemporary inquiries, the restrictive definition of racism Goldberg suggests conceals systematic inequities in the economy and other spheres of activity. One need not regard every racially disproportionate outcome as the result of discrimination to understand that it is not simply a coincidence that blacks, who have within living memory been been excluded by law and custom from the vehicles of upward mobility, tend to be poorer and less educated than whites. Colorblindness on these issues is more like simple blindness.

Clumsy as it was, Rand Paul’s speech at Howard University in April was a step toward more serious conservative reflection on race. Although he relied implicitly on a definition of racism as conscious bigotry, Paul at least acknowledged that the bigotry of the past has had unconscious and enduring consequences, which have to be the starting point for arguments about policy. The task for conservatives is to make a plausible case that the policies they favor will be more effective in ameliorating those consequences than either the status quo or progressive alternatives. Until then, our black fellow citizens will be correct in their judgment that we are either hopelessly naïve or playing dumb about the unique and heavy burdens that they continue to bear.

http://www.theamericanconservative.com/race-a...
TSM

El Paso, TX

#962756 Aug 12, 2013
The Missouri Fair clown draws criticism for Obama mask from the usual Clowns Liberals the crowd Love It!!
Tick Pickering

Reykjavík, Iceland

#962757 Aug 12, 2013
I'm gonna go get high and then walk down Wisconsin Avenue and find a beautiful woman to have lunch and share a joint and a glass of wine with. I hope someday you figure out how to be happy, but it looks like long odds. I'm old and grizzled and shrinking but you know what? I'm gonna have a nice lunch at a cafe' with a pretty woman on a nice day so go fuck yourself you bitter idiot.

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