Barack Obama, our next President

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"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 ...
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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.

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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.

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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.
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John Galt wrote:
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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.
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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!!
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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.
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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...
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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.
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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

“God bless you, Mr. President”

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John Galt wrote:
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...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...]
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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.
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*here now
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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
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lily boca raton fl wrote:
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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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Your brilliant use of dumbassery really brought that concept home?
OMGTIC

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Idiot by Choice is from your sock drawer? Plucked bird brains, etc., and all that. BWAHAHAHAHAHAHAAA

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lily boca raton fl wrote:
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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.
If you go back and look I said it was because it didn't go far enough. I'm beginning to understand what teachers go through.
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TheIndependentMajority wrote:
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That blame it awrl on Bush thing is NOT going to work...aint no Bush in the White House now.
This is 2013!
Herd packs of socialist loving, givverment fwee riding, entitleMentalcase ozombieTics voted they velveteenage jive talking ninja postuh suit into the orfice.
The Libya and now Syria MESS of FOREIGN POLICY Failure, belongs to him!
Deal with it!
What mess son?

Oh that's right! It's all in your mind!
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The Best Americans

Black Americans

Get lectured about personal responsibility

And Obama likes to chime in

Admonishing black fathers

But not white fathers

Like Joe Walsh

Over one hundred thousand amassed

To take care of his kids

Where’s the criticism?

Afraid of alienating white men?

Oh yeah

He talks to black students regarding college

Tells them that they need to study hard

Has he said that to white kids in The Heartland?

He loves to talk down to black people

Come on, man!

Get it right, bruh!

By the way,

Why does he love The Right so much?

Most of the time The Right is wrong

Racist to the core

Obama rarely challenges them

He just shuffles along

Black people seem to just sing songs

And be patient



“He’ll do better his second term”

Black people have the patience of Job

The Best Americans

The ones that should be raising hell

And, not having dreams

Because they have to wake up

And smell the coffee

I know Obama’s not a messiah

But, sometimes he should speak like a prophet

Like Rev. Wright

Called America out

There will be a reckoning

Treating black people like cattle

Stacked back-to-back

White people aren’t pristine

They just have better lawyers

Get sorry prosecutors

Sympathetic juries

And, voila!

Zimmerman got off

Justice denied



When it came to the evil that killed Trayvon

And so many others

Deaths from “Stand Your Ground”

Obama capitulates to State’s Rights

Ignoring

Superseding state laws

Federal laws

Federal action

Granting

Guaranteeing

The right to vote

Access to public accommodations

And now he’s thinking about bombing Syria

Obama—the drone master

Mastered by Republicans

MLK would be ashamed

He was the Best of Americans

Looking down on one of the most scared Americans

Barack Hussein Obama, II

MLK wouldn’t be smiling at him

He’d be crying

Present-day marches

In DC he would not attend

If he had to share a dais with Obama

He would defy the views of Obama

He’d pray for him

Call him a stone-cold killer

And wonder

How in the hell could he win

A Nobel Prize

In protest

He would give his Nobel Prize back

You can’t say MLK and Obama in the same sentence

When it comes to courage

And yet

The Best Americans

Think “The Dream” is being realized

Discuss that with homeless people

Veterans

Mental health professionals

Those that have paid their debt to society

What, then?

Don’t let Obama kill MLK again

With pretty words and no substance

The Best Americans

Criticize Obama all the time

Get his plans

His solutions

Implementation

Helping black communities

Like he helped Wall St.

Black communities’ love for Obama

Shouldn’t be patient

Black communities are in a state of emergency

Because blacks, Natives and Latinos

Have been in America’s crosshairs

And we can’t dodge bullets forever

Nor should we

The Best Americans must always fight

Or, explode
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leosnana wrote:
<quoted text>Strom Thurmond raped and impregnated the family's black made the same year that Fitzgerald wrote "The Great Gatsby." (Maher) Of course, you'll be glad to know he was a democrat when he committed the crime; he didn't become a Republican until 1964. lol
What a dumbass... LMFAO.. You leosnana an unconscious piece of shit, it's "maid" not "made" you illiterate idiot...

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