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
Homer

Bethlehem, PA

#971078 Aug 27, 2013
fetch almighty wrote:
<quoted text>We are in the middle of an international crisis and you want to talk about Bush. How about you talk about your 'dum dum' president puffing his chest out and pissing his pants at the same time. And really Kerry aside...he may fall off his yacht during this crisis and demand a Purple Heart.
Calm down boobie. Fox has got you all worked up. Get up and get ready and go to work.
sonicfilter

Fishers, IN

#971079 Aug 27, 2013
fetch almighty wrote:
<quoted text> I was under the impression that the election of Obama in 2008 permanently ended war, oppression and religious intolerance. I mean, they gave the guy the Nobel Peace Prize without a shred of collateral, maybe just because he looked like a black guy.
O'bama’s idea of hopey, changey, peace and improving America’s standing in the eyes of the world is laughable.
i have to agree.

no one can dig us out of the foreign policy hole that Bush put us in.

Bolton/McCain 2016!

Since: Nov 11

United States

#971080 Aug 27, 2013
DBWriter wrote:
<quoted text>The other option is Al Qaeda.
Are you people complete idiots?
What you are proposing is helping Al Qaeda take over a country, you morons.

Have you given any thought as to what Al Qaeda will do with the chemical weapons when they take possession of them?

If Assad sinks an American aircraft carrier with the Russian anti-ship missiles, the Arab world cheers. We already know the Arab world cheered on 9/11(2001).

It's a now-win situation for the US.

How about we let Europe take the lead on this. Europe helps whomever they desire, and we stand behind Europe. The Europeans are probably helping the secular rebels, whereas Obama is arming the Al Qaeda terrorist insurgents.
If Europe takes the lead, there is a chance a secular government will be installed, like in Libya. If Obama takes the lead, Al Qaeda will take control of Syria.

Now, who here is in favor of putting chemical weapons in the hands of Al Qaeda?

Still, it isn't certain Assad used chemical weapons. It could very well be the so-called "rebels" (who are actually Al Qaeda insurgents - Syria is being invaded) used them to assist the US involvement.

It's a trap. An idiot can see it. Obama is Putin's bitch. And Putin will spank Obama's sycophant ass once more.
Obama's friend are the Muslim Brotherhood.

The Muslim Brotherhood's friend is Al Queda.

In summary: Al Queda are friend of Muslim Brotherhood, where the Brotherhood is the political face and Al Queda the military face.

Obama, the Liberal incompetent idiot, promised to continue to help the Muslim Brotherhood.

Why?

Because all Liberals are brain dead hypocrites.

Since: Nov 11

United States

#971081 Aug 27, 2013
SUCK IT UP OBAMA SMOKERS wrote:
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President Barack Obama's landmark health insurance reform legislation ends decades of advantageous underwriting practices by barring insurers from, among other things, limiting lifetime benefits and denying coverage due to pre-existing conditions.

But the law widely known as Obamacare also aims to discourage tobacco use, the nation's largest preventable health hazard, which kills some 443,000 Americans each year at an annual cost to the nation of $193 billion in medical care and lost productivity, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

How do you combat tobacco use without discriminating against smokers? The ACA attempts this balancing act by allowing insurers to continue their practice of charging tobacco users a so-called "smoker surcharge" but limiting it to 50 percent above the rates they charge nontobacco users, beginning in 2014.http://finance.yahoo.com/ news/obamacare-penalty-kicks-s mokers-ash-100000795.html
In the mean time Obama himself smokes and had federally banned all networks from printing pictures of him smoking.

In the mean time, also, Liberals really believe he stopped smoking because MSNBC had not shown pic of him smoking!

See? Liberals are brain dead hypocrites already fooled by MSNBC.
Bernard Forand

Fort Myers, FL

#971082 Aug 27, 2013
fetch almighty wrote:
<quoted text> I was under the impression that the election of Obama in 2008 permanently ended war, oppression and religious intolerance. I mean, they gave the guy the Nobel Peace Prize without a shred of collateral, maybe just because he looked like a black guy.
O'bama’s idea of hopey, changey, peace and improving America’s standing in the eyes of the world is laughable.
The soils that nourish the tree of liberty is fed by the martyrs for democracy. International Free Trade Markets will be the sculpture of the new government that arises from this Egyptian and Syrian revolting chaos. Addressing the inequality of Egypt’s and Syrian’s economics, will determine their security.
Which ever of these forces survive, will stand to be tested, to see if they abide by these two ideologies. Failure of either, and the revolution will continue.
Right wing austerity polices for inequality will be no longer fine safe haven in the harbors of the impoverished.

“Bill Clinton could have ”

Since: May 10

Prevented this

#971083 Aug 27, 2013
sonicfilter wrote:
<quoted text>
No, Syria Doesn’t Have Saddam’s Chemical Weapons
As if warped by some giant conspiratorial black hole, any discussion of Syria’s chemical and biological weapons inevitably bends back in time and space to Iraq in 2003. Remember the meme that Saddam Hussein transferred his deadly weapons to Syria ahead of the U.S. invasion? If not, you can bet you’ll hear it if Bashar Assad follows through on his threat to use chemical weapons against a foreign incursion. But this retroactive justification for the Iraq invasion will be just as bogus as every other time it’s come up in the last 10 years.
I’ve already debunked one of the rumors about Iraq’s WMD. I’m not buying this one. Here’s why.
First: Think about it for a second. Strategically and militarily, it made no sense for Saddam to transfer his weapons of mass destruction to Syria. Saddam worked on acquiring WMD for a reason: to stave off an invasion and hold on to power.
Just listen to a defeated Saddam for a second. In a post-invasion interview, Saddam admitted that he had been bluffing about his WMD. This is actually case-closed for the conspiracy theories about his weapons transfers.
http://www.wired.com/dangerroom/2012/07/syria...
an undated CIA report estimated that the Iraqis had improved their sarin stocks by increasing the purity of the chemical components and building binary weapons. In binary weapons, the components of the nerve agent are not combined until the weapon is ready to be used. This could make the shelf life of the weapon “irrelevant” and allow it to be stored for years before use. This means that if Iraqi stockpiles were transferred to Syria prior to 2003 they could still be lethal. Saddam had secretly moved much of his WMD material to Syria before the U.S.-led invasion under the cover of providing relief to Syrian earthquake victims. Military documents released by Wikileaks revealed the discovery of many small caches of chemical weapons by coalition forces during the occupation of Iraq. Syria was complicit in helping Saddam subvert UN sanctions on Iraq prior to the 2003 war. Congress estimated in 2004 that Syrian-Iraqi smuggling was worth more than $3 billion.

And here answers your question sonic: A second question is why Saddam did not admit to transferring the weapons when he was interrogated. Apparently Saddam did not take U.S. threats seriously and was more concerned about Iran. Transferring weapons to Syria would have prevented their discovery by UN inspectors, but would have left them available in the event of an Iranian attack. Not confessing as he faced death may have been as simple as going to his death knowing that he had the last laugh on his tormenters.
Homer

Bethlehem, PA

#971084 Aug 27, 2013
sonicfilter wrote:
<quoted text>
No, Syria Doesn’t Have Saddam’s Chemical Weapons
As if warped by some giant conspiratorial black hole, any discussion of Syria’s chemical and biological weapons inevitably bends back in time and space to Iraq in 2003. Remember the meme that Saddam Hussein transferred his deadly weapons to Syria ahead of the U.S. invasion? If not, you can bet you’ll hear it if Bashar Assad follows through on his threat to use chemical weapons against a foreign incursion. But this retroactive justification for the Iraq invasion will be just as bogus as every other time it’s come up in the last 10 years.
I’ve already debunked one of the rumors about Iraq’s WMD. I’m not buying this one. Here’s why.
First: Think about it for a second. Strategically and militarily, it made no sense for Saddam to transfer his weapons of mass destruction to Syria. Saddam worked on acquiring WMD for a reason: to stave off an invasion and hold on to power.
Just listen to a defeated Saddam for a second. In a post-invasion interview, Saddam admitted that he had been bluffing about his WMD. This is actually case-closed for the conspiracy theories about his weapons transfers.
http://www.wired.com/dangerroom/2012/07/syria...
Bah, rightwingers will cling to Saddam had WMD's until the day they die, it is the last justification for invading Iraq.

“Bill Clinton could have ”

Since: May 10

Prevented this

#971085 Aug 27, 2013
Homer wrote:
<quoted text>Calm down boobie. Fox has got you all worked up. Get up and get ready and go to work.
I have been at work for three hours. Maybe you can just get up...bed head.
TSM

El Paso, TX

#971086 Aug 27, 2013
Syria crisis and the wrong guy in the Oval Office!!
Homer

Bethlehem, PA

#971087 Aug 27, 2013
sonicfilter wrote:
<quoted text>
i actually think Obama is more conservative than Bush was.
Absolutely.

“Bill Clinton could have ”

Since: May 10

Prevented this

#971088 Aug 27, 2013
martinezjosei wrote:
<quoted text>
Obama's friend are the Muslim Brotherhood.
The Muslim Brotherhood's friend is Al Queda.
In summary: Al Queda are friend of Muslim Brotherhood, where the Brotherhood is the political face and Al Queda the military face.
Obama, the Liberal incompetent idiot, promised to continue to help the Muslim Brotherhood.
Why?
Because all Liberals are brain dead hypocrites.
O'bama has been on the wrong side of every thing for America but always on the side of the terrorists. Maybe all those weapons O'bama was selling in Benghazi will come to light. Even liberals don't like the 'fundamental transformation' to the Islam Caliphate that O'bama has created. Except the loon o tic brain dead liberals like Homey and So Nic not.
Bernard Forand

Fort Myers, FL

#971089 Aug 27, 2013
sonicfilter wrote:
<quoted text>
i have to agree.
no one can dig us out of the foreign policy hole that Bush put us in.
Bolton/McCain 2016!

Inequality numbers census.
Are you curious as to how much the Price For Inequality has cost you with the 2008 economic debacle? Right wing austerity for the 1% is your bill.
Find your category and figure it out. Enjoy your slide to …. Heh, heh I’ll leave that to your imaginations.
Inequality for the median and the impoverished has risen to favor the 1% with 40% gains in income. For the middle and below minus 6.1%.
Our median household income rose to $52,100 from its previous trough of $50,700 in 2011, remaining $2,400 lower with a 4.4% rate of inflation decline from its 2009 levels. Add the 1.8% Decline during the Great Recession and we get $3,400 below its December 2007 levels. That’s when the economic slump for the median and below began for them.
Largest decline went to the African American and Southerners who did not attend college.
Lower the income level the faster the rate of decline in earnings to Purchase Power as a percentage of real growth of the nations income. Gordon W. Green Jr. and John F. Coder of the Sentier Research that researches household income data stated and I quote; “Groups with low incomes tended to have steeper declines in income,” The preview of the official Census Bureau income statistics will be available in September of 2013. Sentier’s computations was based on the current population survey of 50,000 homes. Both of these sources have supported the conclusion of an increasing of inequality of economic dispersal. Going back years in its role of increasing inequality to favor the 1%.
President Obama at Knox College in Galesburg, Illinois recognizes the problem of the increasing inequality within our nation. Stating “Even though our businesses are creating new jobs and have broken record profits, nearly all the income gains of the past 10 years have continued to flow to the top 1 percent. The average C.E.O. has gotten a raise of nearly 40 percent since 2009. The average American earns less than he or she did in 1999.”
Recent graduates with associates or bachelors degrees were no protected from the on slaught of the ever increasing inequality in lost income earnings purchasing powers.
Homes with a High School education experienced a 9.3% decline with $39,300 earnings. Associate graduate homes lost 8.6% to $56,400 and the Bachelor degree homes lost 6.5% to $84,700.
People under the age of 25 fell 9.6% to income earnings to $31,300
Those 25 to 34 lost 4.5%.
Those 35 to 44 lost 5.7%
Those 45 to 54 lost 2.5%
Those 55 to 64 lost 7%
Southern States showed largest declines. Losing 6.2% for earnings to $47,900.
Western States lost 5.2% for earnings to $56,400
Northeast States lost 3.9% for earnings to $56,800.
By adding, the declined lost of earnings to purchase power, to the 1% gains of{40%} and you can estimate how much inequality your particular sector experienced, for just this one last Great Recession. Final tally of the increase to inequality will not be available until at least 2020.
Republicans have mathematically exposed themselves for over 80 years to be responsible for increasing inequality through various austerity polices that they support.

“Bill Clinton could have ”

Since: May 10

Prevented this

#971090 Aug 27, 2013
Homer wrote:
<quoted text>Bah, rightwingers will cling to Saddam had WMD's until the day they die, it is the last justification for invading Iraq.
O'bama left Iraq as a killing field. He hates Christians. Assad has housed the Christians in Iraq and now O'bama is going to kill them. Seems like the Christian slaughter of Bill Clinton, "We will show those muzzies we are with them, not against them".
Homer

Bethlehem, PA

#971091 Aug 27, 2013
sonicfilter wrote:
<quoted text>
i actually think Obama is more conservative than Bush was.
He's more conservative than Reagan, IMO.
Realtime

Deltona, FL

#971092 Aug 27, 2013
Homer wrote:
<quoted text>Bah, rightwingers will cling to Saddam had WMD's until the day they die, it is the last justification for invading Iraq.
Amazing that all of the loons on this thread are pushing the Saddam connection in spite of overwhelming evidence to the contrary__not to mention that it defies logic.

“It's always darkest 'fore dawn”

Since: Jul 08

When's dawn?

#971093 Aug 27, 2013
Homer wrote:
<quoted text>Well, your basic rightwinger is going to say Iraq even though there is no proof of this. So go ahead with 'Iraq'. What's O'Reilly/Fox News telling you?
If the Orally Douchies told them that they came from the Easter Bunny, these Grumpy Old Prick loonies would swear to it...and post it each day, every day, ad nauseam.
sonicfilter

Fishers, IN

#971094 Aug 27, 2013
fetch almighty wrote:
<quoted text>an undated CIA report estimated that the Iraqis had improved their sarin stocks by increasing the purity of the chemical components and building binary weapons. In binary weapons, the components of the nerve agent are not combined until the weapon is ready to be used. This could make the shelf life of the weapon “irrelevant” and allow it to be stored for years before use. This means that if Iraqi stockpiles were transferred to Syria prior to 2003 they could still be lethal. Saddam had secretly moved much of his WMD material to Syria before the U.S.-led invasion under the cover of providing relief to Syrian earthquake victims. Military documents released by Wikileaks revealed the discovery of many small caches of chemical weapons by coalition forces during the occupation of Iraq. Syria was complicit in helping Saddam subvert UN sanctions on Iraq prior to the 2003 war. Congress estimated in 2004 that Syrian-Iraqi smuggling was worth more than $3 billion.
And here answers your question sonic: A second question is why Saddam did not admit to transferring the weapons when he was interrogated. Apparently Saddam did not take U.S. threats seriously and was more concerned about Iran. Transferring weapons to Syria would have prevented their discovery by UN inspectors, but would have left them available in the event of an Iranian attack. Not confessing as he faced death may have been as simple as going to his death knowing that he had the last laugh on his tormenters.
so putting aside that back in 1982, the Syrian government is believed to have employed hydrogen cyanide gas to suppress a Sunni uprising in Hama, what exactly is your point? further continuation of the Bush apology tour?

might as well give up that pipe dream. Obama is never going to screw as bad as Bush did.
sonicfilter

Fishers, IN

#971095 Aug 27, 2013
Homer wrote:
<quoted text>Absolutely.
well, i do see that the deficit is shrinking which is out of the realm of conservative behavior.

no one is perfect.
sonicfilter

Fishers, IN

#971096 Aug 27, 2013
Homer wrote:
<quoted text>He's more conservative than Reagan, IMO.
re: see my last post.
Bernard Forand

Fort Myers, FL

#971097 Aug 27, 2013
TSM wrote:
Syria crisis and the wrong guy in the Oval Office!!
Easy to see your lack of simple comprehension is your Achilles’ heel. Drop out? Absent during reading and comprehension? Exposes your right wing DUH ideology. You prefer 2 Bushwhacking wars with no end in sight after a decade of economic collapse. Yeah we have your number and its num.

Yes I see a pattern; Is it conspiracy?
Capture of Osama without archaic torture tactics.{Mathematical algorithms} No invasion of Pakistan with hundreds of $Billions for the military industrialist.
Libya’s war, without one American solider dying in its entire operation and objective. Completed within months.
Obtains a water downed Health Care system for our nation in spite of the most dysfunctional congress in our nations history.
Returned economic stability in record time, from the brink of the abysses of a Great Depression. Faster than Clinton, Reagan and F.D.R.
Seeking to expand our ruined higher education of which we are no longer the “best in the world”.
I have a dream that some day our nation will discover the benefits of Universal Education. Some Western Industrious Nations have, for years, proven its necessity and its benefits that return to their industrious nation to progress.

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