#971721 Aug 28, 2013
President Barack Obama said in an interview published Tuesday that his signature legislative achievement would have been backed by Martin Luther King.
Ahead of Obama's address Wednesday that will commemorate the 50th anniversary of King's "I Have A Dream" speech, radio host Tom Joyner asked the President what the civil rights icon would have said about the new federal health care law widely known as Obamacare.
"Oh, he would like that," Obama said. "Well, because I think he understood that health care, health security is not a privilege; it’s something that in a country as wealthy as ours, everybody should have access to."
#971722 Aug 28, 2013
Carol , none of these articles has anything to say on whether Iraq had an active WMD program prior to our invasion but only that they existed in the past. In fact you seem to have missed this little gem;
"Bush later said that the biggest regret of his presidency was "the intelligence failure" in Iraq, while the Senate Intelligence Committee found in 2008 that his administration "misrepresented the intelligence and the threat from Iraq". A key CIA informant in Iraq admitted that he lied about his allegations, "then watched in shock as it was used to justify the war".
Since: Dec 10
#971723 Aug 28, 2013
So, you support Al Qaeda and support Obama's effort to help them acquire chemical weapons, right?
It's not a civil war in Syria. The opposition to the Assad government is mostly Al Qaeda insurgents who invaded Syria and are trying to take over the country. If the Assad government falls, it will be Al Qaeda that replaces it and gains control of the chemical weapons facilities and stockpiles.
Besides, nobody knows who used the chemical weapons. It could very well have been Al Qaeda. After all, they've massacred a few villages already in Syria.
Both are enemies of the United States. We don't have a dog in that fight. If we get involved, we should kill the people who want to kill you just because you're an American. That means we should help Assad kill Al Qaeda, moron.
Most Americans don't support Al Qaeda, and don't want to see Al Qaeda take over another country like they took over Afghanistan while the Taliban was the figurehead government.
It's only treasonous dupes like you that support Al Qaeda.
#971724 Aug 28, 2013
Agreed!! That whole democraptic election spiel of "Bring the troops home" absolutely(!)REEKS, to the moon even, of hypocrisy. About as valid as "stopping the oceans from rising" and the rest of the blah blah blah anything to get poliTically relected rhetoric.
Best define I've seen of what we have now:
A system of government where:
1. The least capable to lead are elected by those least capable of producing, and
2. Where the members of society least likely to sustain themselves or succeed, are rewarded with goods and services paid for by the confiscated [taxed] wealth of a diminishing number of producers.
When a state reaches a position in which enough (~50%) of it’s citizens rely on the largesse of the state for their continued sustenance, the form of government becomes one of “ineptocracy”.
In summary:“Government of the people, by the least capable, for the least productive”.
CHRISTIE/PAUL/Napolotano/Uncle Joe(s) et al 2016!
Real Leadership FOR ALL of America again, not divide AGAINST it!!!
#971725 Aug 28, 2013
Why Republicans Are Starting to Love Health Reform
Turns out a lot of Republicans love Obamacare. Or at least, they like coverage for their kids, health-care rebates and a ban on denying coverage for preexisting conditions.
In the old days, they used to say that a conservative is a liberal who has been mugged by reality. When it comes to health insurance, it seems a liberal is a conservative who has been mugged by an illness.
Since: Dec 10
#971726 Aug 28, 2013
Just one example:
Before President Barack Obama departed for Israel earlier this year, he took time to consult with Mohamed Magid.
White House officials have praised Magid's organization, ISNA, as a pillar of the American-Muslim community.
We know from the Muslim Brotherhood's own documents that ISNA is a Muslim Brotherhood front -- they say that explicitly in one of their 1991 secret memos. Internal Muslim Brotherhood documents, captured by the FBI, name ISNA as one of 29 American-Muslim organizations with ties to the Muslim Brotherhood.
They said their work in America is “a kind of grand jihad, in eliminating and destroying Western civilization from within.”
Obama is a key player in this “grand jihad”.
ISNA began in 1982 in Plainfield, Ind. A founding member, Sami al Arian, was convicted in a U.S. federal court of conspiring to support the terror group, Palestinian Islamic Jihad.
Adurahman Alamoudi also worked closely with ISNA for years. He's currently serving a federal prison sentence for funding al Qaeda.
ISNA's founders were even given a tour of the White House in March 2013.
In short, Obama is part of the jihad, and is working toward the destruction of the evil United States.
Perhaps that explains why Iraq devolved into chaos and the Taliban are once again a threat in Afghanistan, and Al Qaeda went from hiding in caves to taking over countries since Obama was made president.
#971728 Aug 28, 2013
A big group of foreign policy experts, from across the ideological spectrum, is calling on President Obama to impose "meaningful consequences on the Assad regime" for their use of chemical weapons.
The signatories on the letter addressed to President Obama inlcude Senator Joe Lieberman, Bernard-Henri Levy, Karl Rove, Bill Kristol, Elliott Abrams, Leon Wieseltier, and many others. Right now, 66 experts have signed the letter.
i see some right wing traitors in that list.
#971729 Aug 28, 2013
Speaking of-I skimmed an article in a New England mag yesterday--retro 50's stuff...in shades of pshycodelic laundromat hues, embellished with surgical steel accessories.
Brrrr...WTH trip were some of THEM on back then?
#971730 Aug 28, 2013
Should've heard one of those poitus supporters on the tube last night, trying to justify nuclear arm WARHEAD missiles as anything else--EXCEPT for what they ARE.(nuclear WARhead missiles).
Since: Dec 10
#971731 Aug 28, 2013
A larger group of foreign policy experts are speaking the truth and telling everyone it isn't a civil war in Syria, but an Al Qaeda invasion attempting to take over the country.
How do you know it wasn't Al Qaeda that used the chemical weapons?
If the Assad government falls, Al Qaeda will take over the government and all the chemical weapon facilities and stores.
Do you support Obama's efforts to help Al Qaeda acquire chemical weapons?
Or, do you think we should be killing Al Qaeda wherever we find them?
If we get involved in any way, we should kill Al Qaeda. They are still at war with the United States and will kill you only because you are an American.
Obama is ok with that. In fact, Obama is helping Al Qaeda acquire chemical weapons so they can kill a lot of other Americans when they kill you.
Or, you can tell us why Al Qaeda wants to kill me, and you, for some reason, believe they don't want to kill you.
In Al Qaeda's world, what's the difference between me and you?
#971732 Aug 28, 2013
'The Wave of the Future'
sci-fi was the new genre of the day.
Since: Dec 08
gauley bridge wv
#971733 Aug 28, 2013
WalMart to offer benefits to domestic partners
What oh what will the libtards do?
#971734 Aug 28, 2013
Americans stamp “In God we trust” on money. Pray tell?, what do they trust God to do? And has anyone ever checked to see if He/She/It is doing it or even ever has? Certainly, Americans do not expect He/Her/It to bring victory in battle. The outcome of America’s wars since the end of WWII has not been especially favorable; yet war is a frequent and normal American activity (see list) in spite of James Madison’s warning:
“Of all the enemies to public liberty war is, perhaps, the most to be dreaded because it comprises and develops the germ of every other. War is the parent of armies; from these proceed debts and taxes … known instruments for bringing the many under the domination of the few.… No nation could preserve its freedom in the midst of continual warfare.”
But America is not alone. In the Encyclopedia of Wars, Phillips and Axelrod present a comprehensive list of 1,763 wars. Many of these wars have religious aspects.
Warfare and organized religion have arisen together; the ability to fight wars is part of any tribal structure that is capable of supporting concerted, large-scale enterprises.
In the ancient world, each city state had its own ruling and protecting god. Warfare between these cities was conceived of as warfare between the cities’ gods. People, like ants, lived for the sake of the tribe.
Although America calls itself a “secular” nation, claiming to “trust in God” is a throwback to earlier eras in human history. Is this God in whom we trust supposed to be our protector? Is the War on Terror a religious, a holy war, a bellum sacrum, a war between gods? Is it a cultural war? In spite of all the denials, this war could very easily be called the Ninth Crusade. European wars against Muslims have always have always been cultural about expelling Islam from the “Holy Land,” where, in fact, nothing is holy, These wars are battles between incompatible cultures. Why is this war on terror different? In fact, the U.N.’s placement in of Israel in Palestine could have been just another attempt to attain the goal denied to the West’s warfare, and the West’s defense of Israel, just another attempt to hold on to the conquests of the Eight Days War. Trouble is, its not working out very well. Instead of conquering the region, we have converted it into a perpetual battlefield.
#971735 Aug 28, 2013
America’s decline is well-known to any astute person. Fareed Zakaria wrote a article about it for Time Magazine in 2011. He asks,“Are America’s Best Days Behind Us?”, and writes,“most Americans operate on the assumption that the U.S. is still No. 1. But is it?... our 15-year-olds rank 17th in the world in science and 25th in math. We rank 12th among developed countries in college graduation .... We come in 79th in elementary-school enrollment. Our infrastructure is ranked 23rd in the world.... American health numbers are stunning for a rich country:... we’re 27th in life expectancy, 18th in diabetes and first in obesity....”
What is America best at? America has the most guns, the most crime among rich countries, the highest incarceration rate and the largest total prison population, the largest amount of debt, the largest economy (which merely means Americans buy more stuff than other people), and the most powerful military. And, Oh, yes:“The United States has produced most of the greatest movies that the world has ever seen.” Isn’t that wonderful? Aren’t you proud to be an American? Don’t you want the whole world to be like us?
The sad thing is that Islam also has its faults, but, of course, Muslims don’t think so. To them, Islam is the way of life given to mankind by Allah. Therefore it is a perfect way of life, with no error, since Allah has no faults.
But Islam is authoritarian, its people have no rights, civil or human, and it is deterministic since the individual’s sole purpose is to identify and carry out God’s plan. A person is merely a cog in God’s machine.
So the human race’s prospects for the outcome of this war are dismal. Neither Islam nor Western “Christianity” nor any religiously based proposal will rescue us. Only humanism will. Trusting in God is futile. God no longer lurks on Olympus. What needs to be defended is not a country or even wealth; it is the Earth’s environment and the human race itself.
#971736 Aug 28, 2013
On the same day that Secretary of State John Kerry announces that we have to bomb Syria because the use of chemical weapons violate international rules, it was revealed that CIA files prove that the U.S. supported Saddam Hussein’s use of chemical weapons against Iran.
The irony is stunning …
The U.S. literally defines terrorism as other people doing what we ourselves do.
Since: May 11
#971737 Aug 28, 2013
1) You do not pay income tax on your healthcare benefit nor are there any plan to start doing so. Another lie you posted.
2) Democrats do not hate Obamacare. There is no basis for that claim. No, your spam e-mails do not count as a basis.
#971738 Aug 28, 2013
Those Condemning Syria Have Themselves Recently Used Chemical Weapons
We condemn all use of chemical weapons.
But the U.S. used chemical weapons against civilians in Iraq in 2004. Evidence here, here, here, here,here, here.
Israeli also used white phosphorous in 2009 during “Operation Cast Lead”(and perhaps subsequently). Israel ratified Protocol III of Convention on Certain Conventional Weapons (“Protocol III”)– which outlaws the use of incendiary devices in war – in 2007. So this was a war crime.
Moreover, the 1925 Geneva Protocol (which is different from Protocol III) prohibits “the use in war of asphyxiating, poisonous or other gases”.
The use of White phosphorus (“WP”) may also be a war crime under other international treaties and domestic U.S. laws. For example, the Battle Book, published by the U.S. Command and General Staff College at Fort Leavenworth, Kansas, contains the following sentence:“It is against the law of land warfare to employ WP against personnel targets.”
The U.S. National Safety Council states that “White phosphorus is a poison ... If its combustion occurs in a confined space, white phosphorus will remove the oxygen from the air and render the air unfit to support life ... It is considered a dangerous disaster hazard because it emits highly toxic fumes. The EPA has listed white phosphorus as a Hazardous Air Pollutant.
Indeed, it is interesting to note that the U.S. previously called white phosphorous a chemical weapon when Saddam used it against the Kurds. Interestingly, it has just come out that the U.S. encouragedSaddam’s use of chemical weapons.
Moreover, the U.S. and Britain have been dropping depleted uranium in virtually every country they fight, which causes severe health problems. See this, this, this and this.
And Israel has been accused of using depleted uranium in Syria.
Two wrongs don’t make a right. But it is hypocritical for the U.S., Britain and Israel to say that we should bomb Syria because the government allegedly used chemical weapons.
Since: May 11
#971739 Aug 28, 2013
To those who qualify for healthcare benefits.
#971740 Aug 28, 2013
Saddam started the fire when he depleted his own nation into failed statehood-then invaded Kuwait in a bully attack because HE was "beholden" to Kuwait for STEALINg that which was not of his own countries, which then required allied national aid from other countries to drive Saddam back over into his own cess pool mess of failed statehood and chemical use on 5000 Kurds turned into whey--- which then perpetuated further instigation of the already ingrained hatred in bin_laden et al...which then led to the 9/11 attacks, much to Ahmajinadog of Irans glee as well--which then lead to JUSTIFIABLE reasons for U.S.presence in mid east regions (UNLIKE Libya) with actual plans in place on time lines etc....
UNTIL...enter current opotus and his "Arab Spring" promotional program of anarchy, destruction and aiding and abetting failed statehood (kind of like the THUG mentalcases of the Occupy Anyone elses Anything gutter streeter anarchists) of allowing for further infiltrations of terrorist orgs through out the region.
And now an even more PROMINENT point being-
It's NOT even known for sure-WHO implemented chemical weaponary, but many are leaning towards it being the terrorist insurgents!!!
Not NO-but HELL NO-- we have NO business adding ANY missiles to the MESS of Syria.
There's absolutely NO JUSTIFIABLE reason to ADD more DAMAGE to a population of SOMe (but not all ) innocent people already SUFFERING.
The Syria situation is U.N. realms-NOT your Messiah Obumblers-- and INTERPOL should be handling the extradition of Assad. NOT-NOT-NOT ANY other country.
IMPEACH, IMPEACH, IMPEACH...and let someone who wants to work for the UNITED STATES do the JOB of POTUS.
#971741 Aug 28, 2013
Lois Lane/Carol is no longer interested in facts, truths or intelligent discussion. She's fallen into the loon pit where lying is acceptable even when the lies are obvious.
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