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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Oct 16, 2013
 
DBWriter wrote:
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How about you? Do you eat anything but spam for lunch?
Yes I do son.

How about you? Only crow for all your meals I take it?
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Oct 16, 2013
 
Ok Now I understand Obamas presidency better Much bad blood stems from interactions between Africans and whites, Oigbokie says. For example, he ate at some segregated restaurants in the 1960s.
"A lot of African-Americans were upset that white people would serve me but not them," he says. "They felt the system gave us better treatment than it gave them."
Many black Americans are ignorant about Africans, Oigbokie adds. They share comic Eddie Murphy's joke that Africans "ride around butt-naked on a zebra."
"They think we want to kill them so that we can eat them," Oigbokie says, laughing. "I remember a black person once asked me if I knew Tarzan. I told him, "Yes, he is my uncle."

Glover, who also teaches African studies at USF, says these perceptions are rooted in "all the negative things we've been taught about each other."
"A lot of African-Americans were taught that Africa was nothing more than just a primitive, backward jungle from whence they came," he says. Meanwhile, Africans have picked up whites' fear of blacks. "Our perception of African-Americans is that they are a race of people who carry guns and are very, very violent."
Africa's tribal wars oftentimes mirror black-on-black violence in America, and some ask how is it possible to form friendships with all this intra-racial friction.
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Oct 16, 2013
 
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<quoted text>On that note what ever happened to Pat's sister Bay Buchanan?
That's probably who Lois Lame resembles in RL.
LOL, I always think that she's more like Marsha Blackburn!!
Bay Buchanan had some sort of speech impediment, didn't she?

Meanwhile, here's the winner of the Political Photo of the year!

http://vimeo.com/63696868

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Oct 16, 2013
 
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Nearly 25,000 sign up through Wash. health exchange
Nearly 25,000 residents in Washington state have signed up for insurance since open enrollment started earlier this month for the state's new health exchange.
Officials with the Washington Health Benefit Exchange said Monday that more than 3,000 of enrollments were for health plans certified by the state, and the remaining were those enrolling for Medicaid coverage.
An additional 37,000 residents have completed online applications that are awaiting payment that is due in December.
Washington residents have six months to buy health insurance through the new exchange during the first enrollment period ending in March.
The state estimates about 1 million Washington state residents do not have health insurance, or about one in seven people.
http://www.king5.com/news/health-exchange-sig...
wind in that sail.
1. Its Washington state
2. Surely a liberal state like that can do better than 60k sign UPS.
3. 37k awaiting payment? The checks in the mail. Lol
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Oct 16, 2013
 
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no they aren't, kid. Get a grip on reality
<awaiting your "I know you are but what am I" response>
Sure they are son.

My reality has a different basis in the world than yours... I'm awake!
Patriot PVC

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Oct 16, 2013
 
Now obumbler swears to push for legalizing all illegal aliens as soon as this mess is over. Its hard to imagine a socialist/muslim/communist/rac ist getting away with sinking America every way he can. Presidents have been shot, some killed for less than this. And it wouldn't surprise me if it didn't happen again. This is terrible!

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Oct 16, 2013
 
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no one cares. the GOP shutdown has taken the air out of that sail.
and i imagine the next few weeks of right wing pundits trying to cover for the GOP surrender will keep it that way.
Like I say to the television when one of those ghosts-are-real shows is on, show me the ghost.
Show me the government shut down.

It's all a lie. There is no government shut down.

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Oct 16, 2013
 
sonicfilter wrote:
Nearly 25,000 sign up through Wash. health exchange
Nearly 25,000 residents in Washington state have signed up for insurance since open enrollment started earlier this month for the state's new health exchange.
Officials with the Washington Health Benefit Exchange said Monday that more than 3,000 of enrollments were for health plans certified by the state, and the remaining were those enrolling for Medicaid coverage.
An additional 37,000 residents have completed online applications that are awaiting payment that is due in December.
Washington residents have six months to buy health insurance through the new exchange during the first enrollment period ending in March.
The state estimates about 1 million Washington state residents do not have health insurance, or about one in seven people.
http://www.king5.com/news/health-exchange-sig...
wind in that sail.
I missed the last paragraph. Only 60k out if 1 million...you call that wind in the sail? A normal person calls that a fart.
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Oct 16, 2013
 
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If Obamacare proves the disaster most Americans anticipate...Obama, Reid and the Democrats are the only ones going on "a trip".
It's their and the liberals' baby now, Lily.
Have you let that sink in yet?
The majority don't like this baby already...and it's still in the last trimester.
We'll pass out cigars on January 1.
(Just don't give one to Bill Clinton...might open an old wound.)
That's not what you baggers are worried about and you know it. Since when have the REpublican party ever worried about any kind of care for the poor or working class? Lock steppers all of you.
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Oct 16, 2013
 
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If Obamacare proves the disaster most Americans anticipate...Obama, Reid and the Democrats are the only ones going on "a trip".
It's their and the liberals' baby now, Lily.
Have you let that sink in yet?
The majority don't like this baby already...and it's still in the last trimester.
We'll pass out cigars on January 1.
(Just don't give one to Bill Clinton...might open an old wound.)
We already know you hate babies; and women, and blacks, Hispanics, Jews, gays......
What else is new?
I think your secret passion may be cigar sex, you keep bringing it up.

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#1005091
Oct 16, 2013
 
Yeah wrote:
<quoted text>lol! I don't need to son.
That's not my claim it's computer generated.... it's YOURS.
So I'm still waiting for you my little lying idiot!
You never explained, for one example, how a computer generated signature got on a supposed "birth certificate" generated in 1961.
Like I say to the television when one of those ghosts-are-real shows are on, show me the ghost.
Show me the computer from 1961.
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Oct 16, 2013
 
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it's going to be a day that the tea party will try very hard to persuade us to forget....
Houston Chronicle Expresses Regrets For Endorsing Cruz
"When we endorsed Ted Cruz in last November's general election, we did so with many reservations and at least one specific recommendation - that he follow Hutchison's example in his conduct as a senator," the editorial read. "Obviously, he has not done so. Cruz has been part of the problem in specific situations where Hutchison would have been part of the solution."
http://talkingpointsmemo.com/livewire/houston...
i haven't had this much fun since Rove made a fool of himself on election day.
Editorial from TPM, hmmm seems you are continuing to use partisan sources.

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Oct 16, 2013
 
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<quoted text> So 22,000 are going on the public dole. Gotcha!!! Bankruptcy here we come!!!
I like the 37k who had to "sign up" before they saw the cost then said "fck this sht".
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Oct 16, 2013
 
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It is really a shame that the rightwingers from day one have done nothing but attempt to demonize, denigrate, and besmirch this president.
It's really pathetic if you think about it.
Homer 2016 - "I speak the truth, YOU deal with it!"
Winner of the Political Photo of the Year was Brooks Franks of Time; the photo? President Obama speaking in the rain:

http://vimeo.com/63696868

That ought to send these baggers over the edge. Lois thinks she's winning something by killing a baby, kwazy.
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ACA is a success, Republicans panicking afraid all of America will come to this realization.
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Oct 16, 2013
 
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<quoted text>Any word on whether they signed up with the "real" Blue Cross or Galt's alternate universe Blue Cross?
oh lord.

see why i don't read every right wing nutjob post? if i did i'd be on Medicare Part D.
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Oct 16, 2013
 
Government shut down so free style Africans admire the American struggle for civil rights. Yet, when some come to America and discover black is not so beautiful, they insist on maintaining a separate identity.
"When indigenous African people come to the United States, they adopt an attitude of superiority ... about individuals who could very well be of their own blood," Tokley says.
Some African customs,such as female circumcision, shock Americans. Other traditions have been forgotten, or, in the case of Kwanzaa, invented in America.
Africans tend to have a strong patriarchal system, with differences in attitudes about family and work.
"The women's liberation movement has barely caught up to Africa," says Cheikh T. Sylla, a native of Senegal and the president of a Tampa architecture firm.
"That's why I think many unions between African men and African-American women don't tend to last. Most African-American women are like, "I'm not going to put up with the notion that you are the absolute head of the household,' " says Sylla, who does not mind his American wife's feisty ways.
Sylla says he's baffled by blacks' unwillingness to take advantage of America's many opportunities and their willingness to blame most problems on race.

"When most Africans come here, their first priority, by and large, is education," he says. "Right here you have a tool that allows you to open doors within American society.
"There was no king in my family or any other type of royalty in my lineage. I had to work to earn every single penny I own, and it was brutal. The African-American experience is so profound that at times I don't think I can appreciate it. I understand it must be recognized as a matter of history, but it cannot be held as a justification to one's inability to succeed."

In 1990, the median household income of an African immigrant was $30,907, according to the Center for Research on Immigration Policy in Washington, D.C. That compares with $19,533 for black Americans. Africans who immigrate to the United States come largely from the educated middle class of their countries. The research center reports 47 percent are college graduates and 22 percent have a professional specialty. Only 14 percent of black Americans graduate from college.
"Most of the friction between African people centers around the class issue," Yeshitela says. He says when blacks and Africans fight over jobs, they are buying into a conspiracy to keep them at odds. "I don't like the artificial separations that won't allow the two of us to get together. It is not in our best interest to always be at each other's throat." Especially since the two groups are in the same boat now, Akbar says.

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That shouold read:
Reid and McConnell will soon announce an agreement to "reopen" the government that never shut down.
I heard a (d) politician on the radio this morning crying about all the people not getting a paycheck during this government slowdown. He could pay them with his check if he really felt that bad.

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it's going to be a day that the tea party will try very hard to persuade us to forget....
Houston Chronicle Expresses Regrets For Endorsing Cruz
"When we endorsed Ted Cruz in last November's general election, we did so with many reservations and at least one specific recommendation - that he follow Hutchison's example in his conduct as a senator," the editorial read. "Obviously, he has not done so. Cruz has been part of the problem in specific situations where Hutchison would have been part of the solution."
http://talkingpointsmemo.com/livewire/houston...
i haven't had this much fun since Rove made a fool of himself on election day.
they had "many reservations" but endorsed him anyway? And then you put merit in what they say? You're sinking to new lows, sonic.
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Editorial from TPM, hmmm seems you are continuing to use partisan sources.
you're smarter than that.

Why we miss Kay Bailey Hutchison

Does anyone else miss Sen. Kay Bailey Hutchison?

We're not sure how much difference one person could make in the toxic, chaotic, hyperpartisan atmosphere in Washington, but if we could choose just one it would be Hutchison, whose years of service in the Senate were marked by two things sorely lacking in her successor, Ted Cruz.

For one thing, Hutchison had an unswerving commitment to the highest and best interests of Texas at all times. This revealed itself in a thousand different ways. Hereabouts, we miss her advocacy for NASA, the Port of Houston and the energy industry. And we know she worked just as hard for Dallas, San Antonio and a hundred smaller Texas cities and towns.

And dare we say it? We miss her extraordinary understanding of the importance of reaching across the aisle when necessary. Neither sitting Texas senator has displayed that useful skill, and both the state and the Congress are the poorer for it.

One reason we particularly believe that Hutchison would make a difference in these hectic days is that if she had kept her seat, Cruz would not be in the Senate.

When we endorsed Ted Cruz in last November's general election, we did so with many reservations and at least one specific recommendation - that he follow Hutchison's example in his conduct as a senator.

Obviously, he has not done so. Cruz has been part of the problem in specific situations where Hutchison would have been part of the solution.

We feel certain she would have worked shoulder to shoulder with Sen. Susan Collins, R-Maine, in crafting a workable solution that likely would have avoided the government shutdown altogether.

But we'll never know.

While we're on the topic, we'd like to think our first choice to succeed Hutchison in the Senate, Lt. Gov. David Dewhurst, would have been more amenable to following Hutchison's example than Cruz has been. But these days, we're not so sure. Dewhurst, long considered a moderate in the Texas GOP, clearly was rattled by his unexpected loss to Cruz for the Senate seat.

Since the defeat, the lieutenant governor has attempted a full-blown political makeover designed to make him the darling of the conservative wing of the Texas party.

Faced with the impossible task of outflanking three strong conservative challengers, the traditional moderate Dewhurst does not seem like a man comfortable in his own skin. It's painful to watch.

http://www.chron.com/opinion/editorials/artic...

just because the right wing nutjob sites won't put up that that makes tea party idiots look bad doesn't make TPM a partisan source.

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