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
Whatever

Gering, NE

#893978 Apr 27, 2013
sonicfilter wrote:
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again.....
The critics have forgotten that the House passed a GSE reform bill in 2005 that could well have prevented the current crisis, says Mr Oxley, now vice-chairman of Nasdaq.
He fumes about the criticism of his House colleagues.“All the handwringing and bedwetting is going on without remembering how the House stepped up on this,” he says.“What did we get from the White House? We got a one-finger salute.”
The House bill, the 2005 Federal Housing Finance Reform Act, would have created a stronger regulator with new powers to increase capital at Fannie and Freddie, to limit their portfolios and to deal with the possibility of receivership.
Mr Oxley reached out to Barney Frank, then the ranking Democrat on the committee and now its chairman, to secure support on the other side of the aisle. But after winning bipartisan support in the House, where the bill passed by 331 to 90 votes, the legislation lacked a champion in the Senate and faced hostility from the Bush administration.
Adamant that the only solution to the problems posed by Fannie and Freddie was their privatisation, the White House attacked the bill. Mr Greenspan also weighed in, saying that the House legislation was worse than no bill at all.
“We missed a golden opportunity that would have avoided a lot of the problems we’re facing now, if we hadn’t had such a firm ideological position at the White House and the Treasury and the Fed,” Mr Oxley says.
http://www.ft.com/cms/s/0/8780c35e-7e91-11dd-...
The Administration strongly believes that the housing GSEs should be focused on their core housing mission, particularly with respect to low-income Americans and first-time homebuyers. Instead, provisions of H.R. 1461 that expand mortgage purchasing authority would lessen the housing GSEs' commitment to low-income homebuyers.
http://www.presidency.ucsb.edu/ws/...
deal with it.
The Democrats were in the majority in the Senate in 2005. 49 D and 2 I voting with them. Do research anything or do you just copy and paste and naively assume the person writing your OP-ed piece is informed?
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Gering, NE

#893979 Apr 27, 2013
Waxman wrote:
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DOIH!
We really have Sherlock Homes here-LOL

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Orlando, FL

#893980 Apr 27, 2013
RealDave wrote:
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This from former Gingrich supporter is beyond hypocritical.
If President Gingrich was getting BJs by an intern not much older than his daughter in the Oval Office, I'd be saying the same thing.

I would venture to say most Republicans would have demanded he resign.

See the difference between your party and mine? We hold our own accountable.
Waxman

United States

#893981 Apr 27, 2013
It is over. Obama is toast.
Only 17 days until we celebrate and the USA ends this experiment in socialism.

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#893982 Apr 27, 2013
Aunt Bettie Lou wrote:
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On January 26, 2005, the Federal Housing Enterprise Regulatory Reform Act of 2005 (S.190) was first introduced in the Senate. After being reported favorably by the Senate's Committee on Banking, Housing and Urban Affairs in July 2005, the bill was never considered by the full Senate for a vote.
The House also introduced similar legislation, the Federal Housing Finance Reform Act of 2005 (H.R. 1461). The House Financial Services Committee crafted changes and produced a Committee Report to the legislation. It was passed by the House in October in spite of President Bush's oppossition to the House version: "The regulatory regime envisioned by H.R. 1461 is considerably weaker than that which governs other large complex financial institutions."
The legislation met with opposition from both Democrats and Republicans at that point and the Senate never took up the House passed version for consideration after that.
Bush cannot be blamed when both sides dropped the ball over splitting hairs over the exact wording or Democrats demanding it be watered down.
Every single sponsor of that bill that could have prevented the housing crisis was a Republican.
Not one Democrat.
In 2005, Repugnants controlled the House, Senate, and Presidency. If Bush wanted something, he would have gotten it from a Repugnant Congress!! DUH!!

To say it's not Bush's fault, as Chief Repugnant in Charge, is as stupid as so many of the claims you make in his defense.

Here's the truth about Bush and housing;

""As early as February 2002, Bush said at a conference on retirement savings,“I want America to be an ownership society, a society where a life of work becomes a retirement of independence.” Even as Texas governor, he told senior citizens:“Ownership in our society should not be an exclusive club.... Everyone should be a part owner in the American dream.”

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Bush ignored the housing bubble and let it grow.

Your lies to the contrary are just that, lies, filthy ones.

Much like your lies concerning the Iraq War.

You fault people who were lied to for voting based on a pack of lies presented by Bush and Cheney.

You're really sick.
Realtime

Deltona, FL

#893983 Apr 27, 2013
Nuculur option wrote:
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Of course not!!
She's a lot like someone named Carol who used to come here.
Carol et al, while always a racist liar has become an antagonistic, snide and snotty bioch since Obama put the smackdown on Mitt.
Whatever

Gering, NE

#893984 Apr 27, 2013
TSM wrote:
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Son this guy is a switch hitter…Dutschke – who unsuccessfully ran as a Democrat for Lee County election commissioner in 2008, so what’s your Point?
That he lacks logic. Because a person belongs to a party does not make the whole party evil and like them. Using his logic the Boston Bombers are just another one of those wing-nut Progressives as they supported Obama.

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Since: Apr 13

Orlando, FL

#893985 Apr 27, 2013
Nuculur option wrote:
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Funny how nobody ever confuses you with anyone who's smart, smokey.
Of course, anyone dumb enough to smoke cigarettes is in denial, which explains a lot about you.
Jacqueline Kennedy was a smoker. Was she dumb?
Whatever

Gering, NE

#893986 Apr 27, 2013
Nuculur option wrote:
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Funny how nobody ever confuses you with anyone who's smart, smokey.
Of course, anyone dumb enough to smoke cigarettes is in denial, which explains a lot about you.
Aww, how cute. Sonic thinks if he insults as Nuk that it has some special power.
Whatever

Gering, NE

#893987 Apr 27, 2013
Aunt Bettie Lou wrote:
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You'd probably pay your employees to have orgies on your dime.
At least Clinton confessed and admitted his actions were "morally indefensible".
That's all it takes to be forgiven.
O'Reilly has never been the president or the leader of the nation. He stepped over the line flirting and became a victim himself of extortion and blackmail.
Can you distinguish the difference?
Clinton knew they were wrong which leaves Dave, Nuk and Sonic's moral compasses broken.

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Since: May 11

Gettysburg, PA

#893988 Apr 27, 2013
Aunt Bettie Lou wrote:
Clinton confessed to 60 Minutes he committed adultery "Just because I could."
"I think that's just about the most morally indefensible reason that anybody could have for doing anything – when you do something just because you could."
RealDave and Realtime can redeem themselves by agreeing with Clinton.
I never said I agreed with his actions.

I said what two consenting adults do on their own time in none of your business.
Waxman

Windsor, CT

#893989 Apr 27, 2013
Nuculur option wrote:
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Funny how nobody ever confuses you with anyone who's smart, smokey.
Of course, anyone dumb enough to smoke cigarettes is in denial, which explains a lot about you.
Speak for yourself clueless fk.

Carol has more common sense and brains than you will ever have, nutjob option.

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Since: Apr 13

Orlando, FL

#893990 Apr 27, 2013
RealDave wrote:
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Carol, My God, you are still lying about this.
The CRA never ever said banks had to loan money to people who could not afford to pay it back.
Oh, really now? Even your side would discredit this assumption. If they were honest.

Why do you think there were so many bad loans that no one ended up making a supposed profit from buying which ultimatey caused the collapse?

Why were there so many houses sitting empty because of massive foreclosures?

Maybe it's you living in a parallel universe.
Whatever

Gering, NE

#893991 Apr 27, 2013
sonicfilter wrote:
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in about 5 minutes some Topix nutjob will be trying to say that a guy who ran as a Republican for public office has now somehow become a Democrat.
A nut job is a person who A. thinks that a person identifies a whole party B. does not realize that people do switch parties and this is poor/childish defense if the truth is he played on both teams. Makes me think you already knew this was true.
Whatever

Gering, NE

#893992 Apr 27, 2013
Nuculur option wrote:
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In 2005, Repugnants controlled the House, Senate, and Presidency. If Bush wanted something, he would have gotten it from a Repugnant Congress!! DUH!!
To say it's not Bush's fault, as Chief Repugnant in Charge, is as stupid as so many of the claims you make in his defense.
Here's the truth about Bush and housing;
""As early as February 2002, Bush said at a conference on retirement savings,“I want America to be an ownership society, a society where a life of work becomes a retirement of independence.” Even as Texas governor, he told senior citizens:“Ownership in our society should not be an exclusive club.... Everyone should be a part owner in the American dream.”
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Bush ignored the housing bubble and let it grow.
Your lies to the contrary are just that, lies, filthy ones.
Much like your lies concerning the Iraq War.
You fault people who were lied to for voting based on a pack of lies presented by Bush and Cheney.
You're really sick.
You really don't sound very bright. Skipped reading your post and its childish name calling
Whatever

Gering, NE

#893993 Apr 27, 2013
Realtime wrote:
<quoted text>Carol et al, while always a racist liar has become an antagonistic, snide and snotty bioch since Obama put the smackdown on Mitt.
Awww, did someone's feelings get hurt?

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#893994 Apr 27, 2013
Waxman wrote:
Hey clueless fk, Carol was talking about the president, not TV & radio people, or worse yet, frikkin actors. A moron like you does not have the ability to put things in context.
Carol is correct and not a hypocrite, but you sure are an airhead and it's no wonder you make a good Obama voter.
Comparing Clinton to TV actors on the right demonstrates what a moron you are.
Nutjob!
Baawwwaaahhh!!!!!
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Same stupid sock, eh Waxturd??

Larry Craig was a Repugnant Senator. A very gay one.

David Vitter is a Repugnant Senator. A very sick one, wearing diapers and visiting prostitutes.

John Ensign was a Repugnant Senator. A very hypocritical one. Having an affair with a woman staffer, then trying to buy his way out of it.

Mark Foley was a Repugnant Congressman. One who preyed on young Congressional pages - all males.

You're such a fool, they're all Repugnant politicians who abused their office and performed disgusting sexual behaviors.

Figures you'd come up with such a stupid argument. Looks like you need some of your other socks to make a compelling argument, not the stupid one you just offered.

BWAHAHAHAHAHAHA

Time for you to go. You spend your entire life on this thread with your various socks. Go take the wheelchair outside and get some fresh air, you old fool.

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#893995 Apr 27, 2013
Whatever wrote:
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Aww, how cute. Sonic thinks if he insults as Nuk that it has some special power.
Your time away hasn't made you any smarter, Jason.]]

Time for you to leave again, loser!!

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#893996 Apr 27, 2013
RealDave wrote:
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I never said I agreed with his actions.
I said what two consenting adults do on their own time in none of your business.
Whatever dummy, now go take out the garbage. It smells over there.

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#893998 Apr 27, 2013
Aunt Bettie Lou wrote:
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Jacqueline Kennedy was a smoker. Was she dumb?
Yes. Anyone who smokes is dumb, period.

At your age, you should know better. You're in your 60's and still smoke?? You likely have COPD already, based on your smoking, weight, lack of exercise and total devotion to Topix.

And you have diabetes to boot??

Do you have any idea what sort of risk diabetics who smoke place themselves in??

You like to come here and offer 'lessons'. Here's one for you, smokey;

""Smoking is a health hazard for anyone, but for people with diabetes or a high risk of developing the disease, lighting up can contribute to serious health complications.

Researchers have long known that diabetes patients who smoke have higher blood sugar levels, making their disease more difficult to control and putting them at greater danger of developing complications such as blindness, nerve damage, kidney failure and heart problems. Now a new study offers the most definitive evidence why: the nicotine in cigarettes.

Xiao-Chuan Liu, a professor of chemistry at the California State Polytechnic University, presented results from his study of blood samples from smokers at the American Chemical Society national meeting and exposition. He found that nicotine, when added to human blood samples, raised levels of hemoglobin A1c (HbA1c) by as much as 34%. Liu expects a similar effect occurs with diabetic smokers, whom he hopes to test in a follow up study.

Hemoglobin A1c — a combination of hemoglobin (which ferries oxygen) and glucose — is a standard indicator of blood sugar content in the body.

Doctors always knew smoking can make diabetes worse, but, Liu says,“now we know why. It’s the nicotine. This study also implies that if you are a smoker, and not diabetic, that your chances of developing diabetes is higher.”

The higher A1c levels rise in the blood, he says, the more likely it is that other protein complexes, which build up in various tissues of the body, from the eyes, heart and blood vessels, can form, leading to blockages in circulation and other complications.

But perhaps more importantly, the results also suggest that nicotine replacement products such as patches and nicotine-containing electronic cigarettes, aren’t a safe option for diabetes patients either. Because they still contain nicotine, these products are just as likely to boost A1c levels as cigarettes are.“In order to minimize your chances of developing diabetes or diabetic complications, you need to quit smoking,” says Liu. Even it means going cold turkey.""

Read more: http://healthland.time.com/2011/03/27/why-smo...

Even Grampy quit smoking.

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