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
WOW

Bronx, NY

#975722 Sep 4, 2013
YOU GOT NUTTIN Mardell said something quite remarkable in his piece on race in the U.S., which reported more about that topic than “P”Bs and Gwen Ifill have had to offer over multiple days of pretending to discuss the same topic in coordination with the MOW anniversary.“While many whites might see Mr. Obama's election as the final, triumphant chapter in the civil rights story,” Mardell observed,“here [in Washington D,C.’s black ghetto] it is sourly noted that he hasn't visited this part of the city just a few miles from where he lives.”[1A]

“He could have noted the first technically black president’s repeatedly stated hostility to the notion that blacks deserve any special programs or compensation for the powerful role racism has played in producing the nation’s persistent stark racial disparities.”

There’s a lot more that Mardell could have said about the sorry state of U.S. race relations today. Mardell underestimated the size of the incarcerated population. He should have provided data on the wealth/net worth race-gap.(The New York Times reported last spring that ”by the most recent data, the average white family had about $632,000 in wealth, versus $98,000 for black families and $110,000 for Hispanic families”[2]) He could have noted the first technically black president’s repeatedly stated hostility to the notion that blacks deserve any special programs or compensation for the powerful role racism has played in producing the nation’s persistent stark racial disparities – along with Obama’s nasty habit of lecturing poor blacks on the their own supposed personal and cultural responsibility for their disadvantage.

Mardell might have politely challenged Ms. Hawkins notion that black Americans “got a president” or at least made it explicit that they only got one of a symbolic kind. The Harvard-educated and elite white-vetted half-white president has been Wall Street and corporate America’s president more than anything else.

“fairtax.org”

Since: Dec 08

gauley bridge wv

#975723 Sep 4, 2013
Good grief!!!

Main article: List of parties to the Chemical Weapons Convention

Almost all countries in the world have joined the Chemical Weapons Convention. Currently 189 of the 196 states recognized by the United Nations are party to the CWC.[1] Of the seven states that are not, two have signed but not yet ratified the treaty (Burma and Israel) and five states have not signed the treaty (Angola, North Korea, Egypt, South Sudan and Syria).

You were saying?
Whatever

Gering, NE

#975724 Sep 4, 2013
RealDave wrote:
<quoted text>
When you said this: "Obama on TV lying through his teeth about how he didn't draw a red line the world did. "
Geneva Convention, UN banned the use of chemical weapons. Not just in the nations that signed but all nations.
These bodies drew that red line.
Syria ratified the Geneva Protocol in 1968.
Remember that "red line" the UNSC set for Iraq, which Iraq violated, and Democrats like Obama said we shouldn't have responded to?
John Galt

Temecula, CA

#975725 Sep 4, 2013
Yosemite fire started by illegal pot growers....

Since: Jun 13

Orlando, FL

#975726 Sep 4, 2013
martinezjosei wrote:
Liberals now admit children know more about foreign affairs than the man-child incompetent Obama!!! LOL!!!
Saddam Hussein killed hundred of children but that was Ok for Liberal and Bush was a war criminal but under Obama now that is a bad thing!
See? Liberals are brain dead hypocrites!
For a lot of us, the hypocrisy is blinding.

We need liberal filtering sunglasses to shut out the glare.
Whatever

Gering, NE

#975727 Sep 4, 2013
RealDave wrote:
<quoted text> Just mocking you right whiners.
Your brilliant use of dumbassery really brought that concept home?
WOW

Bronx, NY

#975728 Sep 4, 2013
THE DREAMS SOLD TO THE SLEEPERS the Obama years have in fact been worse for black Americans (consistent with Evelyn Brown’s comment that “everything is going backwards”)– no “just almost worse” about it. And he might have dug deeper to learn that a number of left U.S. anti-racist intellectuals and activists warned from the very beginning that the “vacuous to repressive neoliberal” President Obama (I quote Dr. Adolph Reed Jr.) was going to be a big problem for the black equality struggle in America. This was my position early on, for a number of reasons, not the least of which was the expectation that Obama’s rise to the White House would prove the last nail in the coffin of white America’s willingness to admit that racism still poses serious barriers to black advancement and racial equality.[3]

Still, Mardell and BBC deserve credit for telling some very basic truths that seem beyond the reach of U.S.“mainstream” media. The numbers and real-world testimony they provide are honest and harsh enough to suggest serious problems with the dominant progress narrative, richly fed by Obama’s dangerous ascendancy.

It is easier, of course, to tell difficult truths about social conditions and disparities in nations other than your own.(I am skeptical about whether BBC is as incisive and candid when it comes to racial inequality inside the United Kingdom). That said, it is good to see on BBC a rare bit of honest and serious reporting about racial oppression and the real lives of black Americans in the endlessly deceptive and mendacious Age of Obama.

“Often imitated”

Since: Jul 07

never duplicated

#975729 Sep 4, 2013
leosnana wrote:
<quoted text>Hey, Idiot by Choice, could you practice your right to remain stupid elsewhere I'm really tired of all you smelly old socks following anyone with "walkin' around sense" everywhere in an inane attempt to bore them into abdication.
No one cares what you think.

Since: Jun 13

Orlando, FL

#975730 Sep 4, 2013
flack wrote:
<quoted text> A measure of scale is needed. Not that I don't agree with you. Remember the gulf oil spill? Well the amount of oil spilled is equal to one drop of oil in a bath tub full of water. Just like this fire out west. For the most part they should just let it burn. It has burned before and it will burn again. If people must build in those places they must build in protections or insurance. If neither and something happens then they are on their own. No government handouts. Same with flood plains.
As far as natural disasters like floods and fire, you could be right.

When it comes to man-made disasters of dumping chemicals and nuclear waste in our oceans, the measure of scale isn't big enough.
lily boca raton fl

Boca Raton, FL

#975731 Sep 4, 2013
John Galt wrote:
<quoted text>
People who really care about their cars (or their finances) do not use car washes. Bucket of soapy water, a sponge, a hose, and a towel are better than any car wash.
LOL! You'd be amazed at the amount of money made at full service carwashes! People don't want to spend their free time cleaning a car; many people here have multiple vehicles; it's a booming business.
TSM

El Paso, TX

#975732 Sep 4, 2013
I think this statement by Matthews highlights Liberals Ideology: Mathews; Dems Must Support War to 'Save President's Hide' it’s not about America it’s about Party!!
John Galt

Temecula, CA

#975733 Sep 4, 2013
flack wrote:
<quoted text> A measure of scale is needed. Not that I don't agree with you. Remember the gulf oil spill? Well the amount of oil spilled is equal to one drop of oil in a bath tub full of water. Just like this fire out west. For the most part they should just let it burn. It has burned before and it will burn again. If people must build in those places they must build in protections or insurance. If neither and something happens then they are on their own. No government handouts. Same with flood plains.
GROVELAND, Calif.— As the massive Rim fire roared out of the Stanislaus National Forest and deeper into Yosemite National Park this week, public attention rose sharply.

But the intensity of firefighting did not.

That's because part of the blaze had crossed into the jurisdiction of the National Park Service, which has a more restrained approach to managing wildfires than other federal, state and local fire agencies battling the 300-square-mile blaze.

Officials estimate that it will be fully contained in two or three weeks, but it is expected to keep smoldering for weeks longer and won't be truly out for months.

"This fire will burn until the first rains or until the snow flies," said Lee Bentley, a spokesman for the U.S. Forest Service.

Although the 4,900 firefighters here operate under a unified command, the park service has a very different firefighting philosophy from that of the forest service or the California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection.

The portion of the Rim fire burning outside the park is fought aggressively by the forest service and Cal Fire. Bulldozers rip fire lines across the landscape, and crews fell trees and set protective backfires. Helicopters and tanker airplanes drop water and retardant.

"We want to send as much equipment to a fire as we can," said Cal Fire spokesman Daniel Berlant. "Our goal is to put it out early and avoid having a large fire."

But inside parks, a policy often called "fire use" accepts fire as a naturally occurring process and often a useful tool.

Park fire managers suppress blazes that endanger people or threaten structures and resources. Fires in tourist-heavy Yosemite Valley, for instance, are "very, very controlled," said Tom Medema, Yosemite's chief of interpretation and education.

Otherwise, park officials prefer to herd fires where they want them to go and allow blazes to burn out on their own.

It's a science-based approach that serves the same function as off-season forest thinning and controlled burns. But those arguments often fail to stand up to public distaste for trees burning in beloved national parks.
No Surprize

Seminole, FL

#975734 Sep 4, 2013
RealDave wrote:
<quoted text> Just mocking you right whiners.
Another mindless observation you idiot - but the view into a tormented mind was worth the read.

It's the culture...
lily boca raton fl

Boca Raton, FL

#975735 Sep 4, 2013
flack wrote:
Good grief!!!
Main article: List of parties to the Chemical Weapons Convention
Almost all countries in the world have joined the Chemical Weapons Convention. Currently 189 of the 196 states recognized by the United Nations are party to the CWC.[1] Of the seven states that are not, two have signed but not yet ratified the treaty (Burma and Israel) and five states have not signed the treaty (Angola, North Korea, Egypt, South Sudan and Syria).
You were saying?
McCain won't sign the resolution because there's not enough force.
You got it wrong. McCain wants the US to go in and kill Assad.
WOW

Bronx, NY

#975736 Sep 4, 2013
In reality

There are Black Communities

Not a monolith

And yet

We got Obama elected

“Over the hump”

Going door-to-door

Or, even voting for the first time

Now we need voter IDs?

How do we rectify this?

How do we deal with wicked “whitey?”

In the GOP

Like Priebus

Like Rush, Beck, O’Reilly and Hannity

Or their pet Negroes:

Allen West

A pest

And, Herman Cain

A black stain

Clarence Thomas

“Uncle Tom” incarnate

Armstrong Williams

Conservative and confused



Meanwhile, what do black communities get?

A black president

President Obama

Who provides genetics lessons

After Trayvon Martin got assassinated

“If I had a son, he’d look like Trayvon”

Thank you, Mr. President!

As usual

Avoid making hard-core statements

About racism in America

Oh, yes he mentions

Being followed in stores

That’s racist, to the core

Yet, he doesn’t deal with structural racism

The wickedness of Wall St.

How it fuels racist lending practices

Like Countrywide and Wells Fargo

Diablos

Blacks lose homes

And, yet blacks wait

For justice

For a strong president

That doesn’t use beer

To mediate over an individual racist dispute



Yet, again and again

Black people proved to be the Best Americans

Lobbying to fight in wars

To earn justice

And earn their way to be good Americans

Hands over their hearts

To sing the national anthem

And, the pledge of allegiance

To another country guilty of apartheid

And, like Chuck D of PE rhymed

“And the Negro, where the fuck does he go?”

“”Cause right here’s apartheid…”

“He can run, but he can’t hide”

Yet, black people march on



And the Congressional Black Caucus

Part of the real illegals

President, his cabinet, Congress, and the courts

They’re illegal

Illegitimate

If they don’t seek justice and peace for all

Or fight “blame the victim” analyses

Or dispel white myths on black life:

Lazy

Not desiring to work

“That’s why they’re unemployed”



Yet, when there are few good-paying jobs

Government is a co-conspirator

In the destruction and the stunting

The black middle class

That gained access to it

Via government jobs

Police, teachers, firefighters, administrators

Disappearing with blistering speed

No wonder why black unemployment

Has been historically been triple the rate

Of white folks

And Obama thinks he’s talking about shit

To get America to pony-up

To a nine-dollar minimum wage

When living wages are needed

To escape poverty



America waits

And, many black Americans wait patiently

And wait

And wait

For Obama

To even say the words

“Poor people” or “poverty”

Again

“It's always darkest 'fore dawn”

Since: Jul 08

When's dawn?

#975737 Sep 4, 2013
John Galt wrote:
<quoted text>
...no, you're the only freak who acts like a little girl
Wow, the irony of you Grumpy Old Pricks| Don't you know that the inability to recognize sarcasm or irony is the first sign of dementia?[namE and Batty don't either...]
Whatever

Gering, NE

#975738 Sep 4, 2013
No Surprize wrote:
<quoted text>Obama has mishandled Syria over the past few years. The good/very good options he once had to fix Syria, are in the rearview mirror you warmongering idiot... More golf anyone? Vacations??
It's the culture..
Diplomacy isn't about cute "Reset" buttons and feel good "New Beginning" speeches.

Obama has mishandle all Mid-East diplomacy since getting in office. He and Hilary failed to grasp the consequences of both action and inaction.

You are right that opportunities were lost and that is why we are were we are now.
Whatever

Gering, NE

#975739 Sep 4, 2013
*here now
John Galt

Temecula, CA

#975740 Sep 4, 2013
lily boca raton fl wrote:
<quoted text>
LOL! You'd be amazed at the amount of money made at full service carwashes! People don't want to spend their free time cleaning a car; many people here have multiple vehicles; it's a booming business.
...choice is wonderful and so are the ways people find to waste their money
Whatever

Gering, NE

#975741 Sep 4, 2013
lily boca raton fl wrote:
<quoted text>
McCain won't sign the resolution because there's not enough force.
You got it wrong. McCain wants the US to go in and kill Assad.
Hmmm, repeating the same concept-sweetie.

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