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

Since: Jun 13

Orlando, FL

#975653 Sep 4, 2013
lily boca raton fl wrote:
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LOL
Excerpt from an essay on William Graham Sumner, a critic of progressive liberalism, written by Jonathan Marshall, Department of History, Cornell University:

Progressive liberals championed "taking into the hands of the state the business of the individual man". They were not content to rely on the laws of God or the market place for social progress. "We have to deal with it deliberately, devise its social organization, alter its tools, formulate its method, educate and control it," said Walter Lippmann, one of the most self-consciously "liberal" progressives in 1914.

Herbert Croly, another prominent progressive liberal in 1908 wrote, "We must fearlessly champion a system of increased Governmental control, paying no heed to the cries of
worthy people who denounce this as Socialistic."

Theodore Roosevelt was the first President to put progressive principles into practice, admired Croly and shared many of his views.

Argued William Graham Sumner:

"The State, far from being 'a tutelary genius over us all,' was simply a little group of men chosen in a very haphazard way by the majority of us to perform certain services for all of us. The majority do not go about their selection very rationally, and they are almost always disappointed by the results of their own operations. Hence 'the State,' instead of offering resources of wisdom, right reason, and pure moral sense beyond what the average of us possess, generally offers much less of all those
things."

http://mises.org/journals/jls/3_3/3_3_2.pdf

Sumner's assessment pretty much sums it up.

(The early trappings of progressive liberalism began over a century ago. It's nothing new. You're just another who willingly surrenders to the State.)
M Stein

New York, NY

#975654 Sep 4, 2013
No Surprize wrote:
<quoted text>A warmongering Obama will never win or get the support of Congress you sellout.... Sometimes in the winds of change obama will find his direction.
It's the culture...
The only wind Obama cares about is on the golf course.

His reluctance to assume responsibility is disturbing. And so is his chronic ambivalence about American leadership which has emboldened more tyrants than in the Jimmy Carter Appeasement Era.

Obama’s loss of nerve at the 11th hour was a shameful abdication, and his punting the Syria problem to Congress was a political ploy designed to free him of responsibility. No profile in courage there. No wonder the Russians think he is a wimp, and we all thought it was because he promised them “flexibility.”

We need Obama to act as tough as he did when he was mad at American senior citizens who were peacefully protesting at Tea Party Rallies. Or make a decision the way he rammed though ObamaCare or amnesty by fiat for illegals.

And we need the media to pay less attention to the Kardashians, which shop clerk insulted Oprah this week and rodeo clowns, and pay more attention to the real empty suited clown.

Nixon resigned for far less than this current failure of a president.

“Bill Clinton could have ”

Since: May 10

Prevented this

#975655 Sep 4, 2013
sonicfilter wrote:
President Barack Obama won the backing of key figures in the U.S. Congress, including Republicans, in his call for limited U.S. strikes on Syria to punish President Bashar al-Assad for his suspected use of chemical weapons against civilians.
http://www.reuters.com/article/2013/09/03/us-...
seems the Brotherhood has infiltrated the GOP.
but we all knew that already. thanks a lot George.
your crack head President while in Sweden said he didn't set a red line. Drugs are a problem to this day for Barack Insane O'bama.

“Bill Clinton could have ”

Since: May 10

Prevented this

#975656 Sep 4, 2013
RealDave wrote:
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So, you are claiming there is no resolution against the use of chemical weapons?
your president is nutz. Give him a gun and let him fire a shot across the bow of his bedroom.

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Since: Dec 08

gauley bridge wv

#975657 Sep 4, 2013
RealDave wrote:
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The bar code wold contain information like the description, price & weight.
When you scan an item, & you put in in the bag, the weight is checked to see if it matches what the bar code says.
I think you are referring to an EM strip that is placed on certain products that must be demagnetized at checkout or a scanner will pick it up when you leave the store.
Only certain products are tagged in this manner. If you watch the check out clerk, you will see them run certain items over the demagnetizer.
I do not think this can be done or is being done thru a bar code scanner.
Self check out also makes using stolen credit cards much easier. There would be a risk if I gave a clerk a credit card with the name Josephine Flack but the self check out wouldn't care.
As self checkout becomes more important, I'm thinking an cell phone AP that provides the weights of products would become very popular among thieves. You scan in what you want to steal he AP returns what other products have the same weiht but cheaper in price.
We can stop by the self checkout beer distributor & scan a case of Old Milwaukee but take a case of the good stuff & pay with Carol's credit card. Yee Haaaaaa
Who knew all you libtards were experts on shoplifting!! Explains a lot about your mindset. They have these things called cameras and spotters. The bar code is scanned by the machine. Most banks/credit card companies have policies on stolen cards. Do you listen to your self? You are going to carry a case of Old Milwaukee and a case of good stuff to the register then leave the Old Milwaukee behind. Don't you think the cameras and the spotter are not going to see that? By the way the newer scanners will know you have both cases.
TSM

El Paso, TX

#975658 Sep 4, 2013
Obama’s failures; Short Order, Libya turn into Lawlessness and Ruins, Egypt total crisis, Syria outcome undetermined but the Odds are… Not Good!! Again I’ll have to agree with Bill Clinton ‘He’s in Over His Head’

“Often imitated”

Since: Jul 07

never duplicated

#975659 Sep 4, 2013
PDUPONT wrote:
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Wrong dumbass! People buy health insurance from their own funds just like they buy their car insurance.
The tax credit comes from where??? Stupid liberal.

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Since: Dec 08

gauley bridge wv

#975660 Sep 4, 2013
RealDave wrote:
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So, you are claiming there is no resolution against the use of chemical weapons?
Just where did I even come close to saying anything about that? Seriously dude if you are going to post on here you need to come to grips with your reading comprehension. There is a treaty calling for member nations not to use chemical weapons. Syria has not signed the treaty.

“Often imitated”

Since: Jul 07

never duplicated

#975661 Sep 4, 2013
TheIndependentMajority wrote:
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There must've been one if they let you through the doors!
Lily is a hag, not a bag.

“fairtax.org”

Since: Dec 08

gauley bridge wv

#975662 Sep 4, 2013
lily boca raton fl wrote:
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Interesting, since he was the front guy pushing for it. I thought he was in favor of regime change?
Apparently not happy it doesn't go far enough.

Since: Jun 13

Orlando, FL

#975663 Sep 4, 2013
lily boca raton fl wrote:
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I've listened to Assad being interviewed a few times; he's a very intelligent man. His father before him killed thousands of muslim brotherhoods around 1980 or so, flattened the whole town of Homs.
Most of the moderate Arab nations did similar things to the fanatics; hence the birth of Al Quaeda in Afghanistan.
I say, let Assad kill them all and let Russian help them. Hope we stay out of it, but it doesn't look likely.
It first started in 2007 when Assad required internet cafes to record all the comments users post on chat forums. Websites such as Wikipedia Arabic, YouTube and Facebook were blocked intermittently between 2008 and February 2011.

By the end of January 2012, it was reported that over 5,000 civilians and protesters had been killed by the Syrian army, militia and security agents.

There are no "good guys" here, Lily, except the protestors who demand their civil and human rights.

However, if our enemy has infiltrated the ranks of the protestors, how do we know who to support?

Iran and al-Qaeda will use these protestors to end Assad's regime for the reasons you just mentioned and then turn on them too.

What exactly is Obama's objective in Syria?
John Galt

Temecula, CA

#975664 Sep 4, 2013
USAsince1680 wrote:
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Just for the record, "boots on the ground" refers to "ground troops p]who are on active service in a military operation." Special forces deployed covertly do not qualify.
...another leftwing perversion of reality

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Since: Dec 08

gauley bridge wv

#975665 Sep 4, 2013
lily boca raton fl wrote:
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I've listened to Assad being interviewed a few times; he's a very intelligent man. His father before him killed thousands of muslim brotherhoods around 1980 or so, flattened the whole town of Homs.
Most of the moderate Arab nations did similar things to the fanatics; hence the birth of Al Quaeda in Afghanistan.
I say, let Assad kill them all and let Russian help them. Hope we stay out of it, but it doesn't look likely.
Although I am disgusted that anyone would use such weapons it is my belief that any action, militarily, will ignite a regional war that will spread out of our control.

“It's always darkest 'fore dawn”

Since: Jul 08

When's dawn?

#975666 Sep 4, 2013
Chicagoan by Birth wrote:
<quoted text>Brilliant as an aerial bomb, one flash, one bang, and gone...
This guy hasn't the moxie God gave a horse, yet you and 'Obama Money' voted for him, along with 50 million other mentally impaired voters. who were probably looking for a handout?
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.

“Often imitated”

Since: Jul 07

never duplicated

#975667 Sep 4, 2013
PDUPONT wrote:
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Sure moron, giving the private sector more customers is Communism. There are things that rightfully belong in the private sector like cars, computers and other consumer goods. Healthcare doesn't. It should be the right of everybody to receive needed medical care without incurring bankruptcy.
The individual mandate isn't about having other people take care of your needs you ignorant piece of crap, it's about taking the responsibility to provide yourself with health insurance.
You're an idiot!
The mandate is the funding mechanism stupid. Respondible people have been paying their own medical bills without insurance for decades stupid liberal.

Since: May 11

Gettysburg, PA

#975668 Sep 4, 2013
fetch almighty wrote:
<quoted text>your president is nutz. Give him a gun and let him fire a shot across the bow of his bedroom.
Is there is is there not a resolution concerning chemical weapons?

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Since: Jul 07

never duplicated

#975669 Sep 4, 2013
sonicfilter wrote:
After Calling For Obama to Get Congressional Approval On Syria, Hannity Attacks Him For Doing It
http://mediamatters.org/blog/2013/09/04/after...
Hannity's a fckn whiner.
John Galt

Temecula, CA

#975670 Sep 4, 2013
PDUPONT wrote:
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Maybe in your twisted, amoral, sociopathic universe but not in any country that realizes that it's strength derives from the well being of its citizens and not in the bottom lines of a few individuals seeking to profit from the miseries of others.
Without the "profit motive" there is no incentive for talented people to pursue a career in medicine or for organizations to build quality medical facilities.
Whatever

Gering, NE

#975671 Sep 4, 2013
Obama on Syria: "My credibility is not on the line; the international community's credibility is on the line"
John Galt

Temecula, CA

#975672 Sep 4, 2013
PDUPONT wrote:
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Sure moron, giving the private sector more customers is Communism. There are things that rightfully belong in the private sector like cars, computers and other consumer goods. Healthcare doesn't. It should be the right of everybody to receive needed medical care without incurring bankruptcy.
The individual mandate isn't about having other people take care of your needs you ignorant piece of crap, it's about taking the responsibility to provide yourself with health insurance.
You're an idiot!
Only idiots like you want government doctors and government hospitals.

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