Barack Obama, our next President

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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Yeah

Mililani, HI

#1104582 Mar 26, 2014
Oh looky! Duke Energy and North Carolina still isn't done trashing other states.

Isn't it amazing what you can accomplish when you have a former executive of your company as the governor of your state?

"Duke Energy: SC coal ash ponds different from NC
Duke Energy tells SC the utility's coal ash ponds are safe; environmentalists disagree
Associated Press
By Jeffrey Collins, Associated Press March 25, 2014 10:12 AM

COLUMBIA, S.C.(AP)-- Duke Energy officials assured South Carolina regulators that the utility's two coal ash ponds in the state are safe in part because they are designed differently from a pond in North Carolina that dumped millions of gallons of contaminated water into a river.

But an environmental lawyer told the Public Service Commission on Monday that there are plenty of other ways the primitive structures can fail and send millions of gallons of ash-polluted water into nearby streams and rivers or allow contamination to seep into groundwater.

Southern Environmental Law Center attorney Frank Holleman urged Duke Energy to join South Carolina's other two utilities which have agreed to close the ponds and move the ash to safer storage in the next decade.

Regulators can review Duke Energy's electric rates and operations in South Carolina, but there doesn't appear to be much they could do about the utility's plans for its coal ash ponds. Duke asked for the hearing so it could keep the commission informed. The law center asked for a chance to respond to give its version.

Duke Energy has only two coal ash ponds in South Carolina. One is in Anderson County at a power plant is set to convert to natural gas within year. The second is at an already closed power plant in Darlington County where the pond has dried up, said Mike Ruhe, director of environmental affairs in South Carolina for the Charlotte, N.C., utility.

Neither pond has storm water pipes running under them and they will be thoroughly checked to make sure they are safe, according to the utility. A break in a storm water pipe caused the massive leak into the Dan River near Eden. N.C., last month. The toxic sludge containing arsenic, selenium, lead and other contaminants coated 70 miles of the river.

"We have looked at all the drawings to verify that there are no pipes or anything like that like we had at Dan River," Ruhe said. "We are looking to close both of those ponds as soon as possible."

But Holleman said that assurance is hollow. He said coal ash ponds are unlined pits built decades ago that could fail in any number of ways. He said the pond in Anderson County has a storm water pipe at the base of its dam that could cause all sorts of problems.

"That's just one failure. Before that happened, they weren't talking about storm pipes under ponds," Holleman said. "Who knows what other problems there might be."

South Carolina has 22 coal ash ponds across the state, but the other two major utilities — South Carolina Electric & Gas and Santee Cooper — have entered agreements with the Southern Environmental Law Center to get all the ash out of those ponds in the next decade to avoid lawsuits. Holleman hopes his group doesn't have to sue Duke Energy, but said the option is available — at least for now.

And South Carolina isn't immune to problems upstream. A half-dozen North Carolina coal ash ponds are in the by major rivers in the southern part of that state that flow into South Carolina., Holleman said...."

“My Life Is A Shell Game”

Since: May 07

Lapeer, MI

#1104583 Mar 26, 2014
USAsince1680 wrote:
August 6, 2013:
"Is the FBI gunning for Republican mayors? There’s a story coming out of, gasp, Florida, that two Florida mayors have been arrested on bribery and corruption charges.
Both mayors are Republican and you can bet leftwingers and Democrats will be making hay out of the situation."
http://beforeitsnews.com/obama/2013/08/did-ob...
So, who's behind the FBI arrest of California state Senator Yee? Boehner?
If the Magic Negro was caught pizzing on the Mona Lisa, your first knee-jerk response would be to ask "Who put the Mona Lisa in front the President?"

Obfuscation is in your blood and your racism.

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Yeah

Mililani, HI

#1104584 Mar 26, 2014
Wow.. Amazing.....

I wonder if they're going to have strippers again?

Heck, this is Vegas! Damn straight they will!!!

Move along, move along son. No exploitation of women here!!!!

I love this comedy channel!

"Walker heads to Vegas with possible 2016 hopefuls
Walker, possible 2016 Republican presidential hopefuls headed to Las Vegas for meetings
Associated Press
By Scott Bauer, Associated Press 9 hours ago

MADISON, Wis.(AP)-- Gov. Scott Walker and a host of possible presidential hopefuls for 2016 are headed to Las Vegas for a high-profile Republican meeting at a casino owned by a billionaire who made the second-highest single campaign donation in Wisconsin history.

The Republican Jewish Coalition spring meeting begins Thursday with a golf outing and promises a "terrific weekend of poker, politics, and policy." It is hosted by Las Vegas Sands Corp. chairman and chief executive Sheldon Adelson, a board member of the RJC.

Adelson, who backed former House Speaker Newt Gingrich in 2012, is reportedly using this weekend's meeting, dubbed the "Sheldon Primary," to vet possible 2016 presidential candidates.

Adelson and his wife spent more than $92 million on Republicans in the 2012 presidential cycle. Adelson wrote Walker a $250,000 check during his recall campaign that year. That is the second-highest campaign donation in state history, behind only the $500,000 that Beloit businesswoman Diane Hendricks gave Walker during the recall...."

“My Life Is A Shell Game”

Since: May 07

Lapeer, MI

#1104585 Mar 26, 2014
Yeah wrote:
<quoted text>lol! Don't you people just hate it when a foreign country doesn't cooperate with you anymore?
Ask the Magic Negro that question regarding Russia and Crimea.

I'm sure you won't get a satisfactory answer.

The Boy would probably start complining about Pressure Cookers from Russia or some other stupid Magic Negro Boollshitt.
PDUPONT

Chicopee, MA

#1104586 Mar 27, 2014
Incognito4Ever wrote:
<quoted text>
Considering you called me a liar about Obama and the pre-K classroom, maybe you should wait before calling me a liar about everything else.
Clinton's missiles destroyed an Al-Shifa pharmaceutical factory where 50% of Sudan's medications for both people and animals were manufactured. The Clinton administration claimed the plant produced chemical weapons, but a thorough investigation after the missile strikes revealed that the intelligence was false.
The United Nations Security Council passed Resolution 1189 condemning the attacks on the embassies.
So much for Clinton's response to terrorism.
Clinton also bombed Iraq the night before the impeachment vote saying Iraq had stopped cooperating with UNSCOM inspectors when the cooperation had actually been increasing.
The bombing stopped right after the vote.
Then there were Clinton's harsh sanctions in Iraq that killed half a million children.
All of these things may have had something to do with terrorists hating us even more and our perceived weakness before 9/11.
If you can blame Bush, there's plenty more reasons to blame Clinton.
For one thing Carol, I didn't call you a liar, I simply inquired about your source. If I call you a liar I'm not going to be coy about it.
The al-Shifa facility was targeted based on the discovery of EMPTA, a precursor in the manufacture of VX nerve gas, in a soil sample taken from the plant during a CIA clandestine operation. I'll grant that this evidence wasn't as conclusive as it should have been. But you have to stop defending GWB who used much shakier and even fabricated evidence in his justification for invading Iraq.
The operation also struck Al Qaeda training camps in Afghanistan so your assertion that Clinton did nothing in response to the attacks on our embassies is false. You're still a liar as far as that goes.
Military operations aren't fixed around Congress's schedule, they're planned in advance. The outcome of the House vote was pretty much a slam dunk and the bombings would have had no effect on it whatsoever. The Iraqis weren't cooperating. It was suspected that they were hiding prohibited materials off site in areas they claimed were not covered by the inspection agreement. Again if you're going to go on that track you have to stop defending GWB when he abruptly pulled inspectors from Iraq before they had finished their work so that he could proceed with his invasion.
The sanctions imposed on Iraq didn't come from Clinton Carol; they came from the UN and were put in place in 1990 before he became president. That's one huge lie.
The perceived weakness started when Reagan pulled out of Lebanon after the attacks on the Marine barracks there.
PDUPONT

Chicopee, MA

#1104587 Mar 27, 2014
Incognito4Ever wrote:
<quoted text>
Barney Frank allowed a male prostitution ring to operate in his apartment.
http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-srv/local/lo...
Does that count as illegal, unethical and immoral in your book?
The Post article is basically he said, he said and evidence of nothing. The fact remains that when Rep Frank learned that Gobie was running his little business out of Frank's townhouse he threw him out. There's never been any evidence that Rep Frank knew anything about the prostitution ring.
Frank himself asked the House Ethics Committee to investigate his relationship "in order to ensure that the public record is clear." The Committee found no evidence that Frank had known of or been involved in the alleged illegal activity and dismissed all Gobie's more scandalous claims; they recommended a reprimand for Frank using his congressional office to fix 33 of Gobie's parking tickets and for misstatements of fact in a memorandum relating to Gobie's criminal probation record. The House voted 408–18 to reprimand Frank.
PDUPONT

Chicopee, MA

#1104589 Mar 27, 2014
Incognito4Ever wrote:
<quoted text>
Barney Frank lied about Fannie and Freddie "doing just fine" and a lot of people lost a lot of money because of his deception. But Frank was also on F&F's payroll.
The problem with you Democrats is you never find fault with your own. Never. No matter how bad the fault.
Sure Carol keep spouting that crap about F&F causing the housing meltdown. If they were why did the same situation occur in England, Ireland and Iceland at the same time? F&F didn't make the toxic loans nitwit, they were made by unregulated mortgage brokers who bundled them up into mortgage backed securities and sold them before they started to stink. The largest buyers were not F&F but large financial institutions like Lehman Brothers.
And just what party was opposed to regulating and overseeing the mortgage backed securities market?
That would be the GOP.
PDUPONT

Chicopee, MA

#1104590 Mar 27, 2014
Adam 36 wrote:
<quoted text>
Could someone tell us why Fannie/Freddie agreed to purchase sub prime loans in the first place?
Well how about the fact that ratings agencies like Standard and Poor's and Moody's rated them AAA nitwit?

“fairtax.org”

Since: Dec 08

gauley bridge wv

#1104591 Mar 27, 2014
TheIndependentMajority wrote:
<quoted text>
Hmm, Don't see anywhere in that article that tells how much energy (ie: electricity) is per kilowatt hour Flack-o...so as a reminder...
Let's compare some.
Connecticut 2013-Residential 17.77 pkwh
West Virginia 2013-Residential 9.74 pkwh
US average 2013 Residential 12.54 pkwh
So fifteen dolluh an hour (pre tax and now pre obammer robbinghoodietic type stuff) for Wendys, who, actually would be rated into the category of at least commercial, if not industrial for elect rates- AINT SHIT for them to paying for a "minimum hourly wage"-in CT.
(and talk about a bassackwards, off track country of how we implement supply/demand anymore-SHAMe on the Util co's nationwide--talk about having price rates backwards!!!!)
Commercial businesses such as Wendy's use a demand meter. It is a total different meter that is used for residential.
PDUPONT

Chicopee, MA

#1104592 Mar 27, 2014
Incognito4Ever wrote:
<quoted text>
It came up when one of your fellow hypocrites gave Barney Frank a pass and insisted he was innocent of any wrongdoing. As usual.
Nobody gave Barney Frank a pass liar. The vote in the House to reprimand him was 408-18, so most Democrats voted for the reprimand. So what did Republicans do when it was discovered that David Vitter was involved with prostitution? Nothing! They forgave him.
PDUPONT

Chicopee, MA

#1104593 Mar 27, 2014
Incognito4Ever wrote:
<quoted text>
And what if he was trying to solicit sex? And he was a hypocrite?
How is he any different than Bill Clinton being a hypocrite and lying about a vast rightwing conspiracy and not having sex with that woman?
Bill Clinton didn't lose his job. Neither did Barney Frank for soliciting a prostitute.
Neither did David Vitter or Larry Craig for that matter.
PDUPONT

Chicopee, MA

#1104594 Mar 27, 2014
Incognito4Ever wrote:
<quoted text>
So it's okay for Bill Clinton to lie to the entire country and a Grand Jury about not having sex with that woman and Barney Frank to hire a prostitute but it's not okay if a conservative lies about being a closet homosexual?
And what if Craig was pressured into admitting guilt and was, in fact, innocent?
Republicans forced him to resign. No one forces Democrats to resign.
Take out your own garbage.
No liar, Republicans did not force him to resign. He kept his Senate seat and decided not to seek reelection.
Buroc Millhouse Obama

Hamden, CT

#1104595 Mar 27, 2014
DUH-Pont back again humping Carol's leg...
PDUPONT wrote:
<quoted text>
For one thing Carol, I didn't call you a liar, I simply inquired about your source. If I call you a liar I'm not going to be coy about it.
The al-Shifa facility was targeted based on the discovery of EMPTA, a precursor in the manufacture of VX nerve gas, in a soil sample taken from the plant during a CIA clandestine operation. I'll grant that this evidence wasn't as conclusive as it should have been. But you have to stop defending GWB who used much shakier and even fabricated evidence in his justification for invading Iraq.
The operation also struck Al Qaeda training camps in Afghanistan so your assertion that Clinton did nothing in response to the attacks on our embassies is false. You're still a liar as far as that goes.
Military operations aren't fixed around Congress's schedule, they're planned in advance. The outcome of the House vote was pretty much a slam dunk and the bombings would have had no effect on it whatsoever. The Iraqis weren't cooperating. It was suspected that they were hiding prohibited materials off site in areas they claimed were not covered by the inspection agreement. Again if you're going to go on that track you have to stop defending GWB when he abruptly pulled inspectors from Iraq before they had finished their work so that he could proceed with his invasion.
The sanctions imposed on Iraq didn't come from Clinton Carol; they came from the UN and were put in place in 1990 before he became president. That's one huge lie.
The perceived weakness started when Reagan pulled out of Lebanon after the attacks on the Marine barracks there.

“fairtax.org”

Since: Dec 08

gauley bridge wv

#1104596 Mar 27, 2014
Michelle Obama and her daughters have embarked on yet another vacation, this time to the Republic of China. This time Mrs. Obama has also brought her mother along. The hotel where they are staying has experienced a number of confusions with their party as well as many complaints.
It seems that the Obama party has had issues with the First Lady’s mother yelling at some of the staff of the hotel. There also seems to be an issue with some of the Secret Service staff that has accompanied the ladies on this trip.
Many of the Secret Service staff are Asian-American and this is causing many guests to mistake them for natives. Guests have complained that these agents have been blocking them from their rooms, elevators, as well as even entering or exiting the hotel at specific times.
The sheer size of the Obama party is also quite overwhelming. This is also making for some tensions when the First Lady and her daughters are moving about the country. This entourage is also making it quite difficult for higher paying guests at the hotel to access their suites, which are adjacent to the Obama suite. No worry though, for the First Lady is in the process of planning her next vacation right now.
Buroc Millhouse Obama

Hamden, CT

#1104597 Mar 27, 2014
PDUPONT wrote:
<quoted text>
The Post article is basically he said, he said and evidence of nothing. The fact remains that when Rep Frank learned that Gobie was running his little business out of Frank's townhouse he threw him out. There's never been any evidence that Rep Frank knew anything about the prostitution ring.
Frank himself asked the House Ethics Committee to investigate his relationship "in order to ensure that the public record is clear." The Committee found no evidence that Frank had known of or been involved in the alleged illegal activity and dismissed all Gobie's more scandalous claims; they recommended a reprimand for Frank using his congressional office to fix 33 of Gobie's parking tickets and for misstatements of fact in a memorandum relating to Gobie's criminal probation record. The House voted 408–18 to reprimand Frank.
Hi there, Mr. Magoo!

“Come Home America!”

Since: Nov 11

Claymont, Delaware 19809

#1104598 Mar 27, 2014
shinningelectr0n wrote:
<quoted text>
Teach as you may but be advised that many students are unteachable.
leosanus is among them.
you and 'killtaker ' were never teachers.
Buroc Millhouse Obama

Hamden, CT

#1104599 Mar 27, 2014
PDUPONT wrote:
<quoted text>
Sure Carol keep spouting that crap about F&F causing the housing meltdown. If they were why did the same situation occur in England, Ireland and Iceland at the same time? F&F didn't make the toxic loans nitwit, they were made by unregulated mortgage brokers who bundled them up into mortgage backed securities and sold them before they started to stink. The largest buyers were not F&F but large financial institutions like Lehman Brothers.
And just what party was opposed to regulating and overseeing the mortgage backed securities market?
That would be the GOP.
Really idiot?

2003 -

WASHINGTON, Sept. 10 — The Bush administration today recommended the most significant regulatory overhaul in the housing finance industry since the savings and loan crisis a decade ago.

Under the plan, disclosed at a Congressional hearing today, a new agency would be created within the Treasury Department to assume supervision of Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac , the government-sponsored companies that are the two largest players in the mortgage lending industry.

The new agency would have the authority, which now rests with Congress, to set one of the two capital-reserve requirements for the companies. It would exercise authority over any new lines of business. And it would determine whether the two are adequately managing the risks of their ballooning portfolios.

http://www.nytimes.com/2003/09/11/business/11...

What was that about a certain party blocking oversight?

"Democrats in their own words Covering up Fannie Mae..."



You are a liar and a GD Idiot!
dem

United States

#1104600 Mar 27, 2014
Buroc Millhouse Obama wrote:
<quoted text>Hi there, Mr. Magoo!
Same thing you said yesterday under your other name, nostrilfuckface.
Buroc Millhouse Obama

Hamden, CT

#1104601 Mar 27, 2014
PDUPONT wrote:
<quoted text>
Well how about the fact that ratings agencies like Standard and Poor's and Moody's rated them AAA nitwit?
Speaking of nitwits, how is Sweden doing, nitwit?

Are they "just fine" when on their 5th day of riots?
dem

United States

#1104602 Mar 27, 2014
flack wrote:
Michelle Obama and her daughters have embarked on yet another vacation, this time to the Republic of China. This time Mrs. Obama has also brought her mother along. The hotel where they are staying has experienced a number of confusions with their party as well as many complaints.
It seems that the Obama party has had issues with the First Lady’s mother yelling at some of the staff of the hotel. There also seems to be an issue with some of the Secret Service staff that has accompanied the ladies on this trip.
Many of the Secret Service staff are Asian-American and this is causing many guests to mistake them for natives. Guests have complained that these agents have been blocking them from their rooms, elevators, as well as even entering or exiting the hotel at specific times.
The sheer size of the Obama party is also quite overwhelming. This is also making for some tensions when the First Lady and her daughters are moving about the country. This entourage is also making it quite difficult for higher paying guests at the hotel to access their suites, which are adjacent to the Obama suite. No worry though, for the First Lady is in the process of planning her next vacation right now.
Cry me a river, copy paste idiot.

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