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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White House emails obtained by ABC News and other organizations last week that purportedly detailed extensive editing of talking points Obama officials used in the aftermath of the Bengahzi, Libya attacks appear to have been misquoted or mischaracterized to emphasize the administration's focus on those talking points, according to CNN's Jake Tapper.
ABC News reported that White House Deputy National Security Advisor Ben Rhodes wrote an email dated 9/14/12 that said the State Department’s concerns about the details of the attack needed to be addressed in the final talking points. Rhodes was responding to State Department spokeswoman Victoria Nuland, who emailed that she was concerned the talking points could damage “my building’s leadership.”
“We must make sure that the talking points reflect all agency equities, including those of the State Department, and we don’t want to undermine the FBI investigation," Rhodes said, according to ABC. "We thus will work through the talking points tomorrow morning at the Deputies Committee meeting.”
CNN speculates that whoever leaked the White House emails "seemingly invented the notion" that Rhodes, a White House official, wanted State's concerns specifically addressed. Asked about the ABC report on Friday, White House press secretary Jay Carney said that the only edit the administration made to the talking points was to a "non-substantive correction," changing the word "consulate" to "diplomatic post."
Carney on Tuesday accused Republicans of editing the emails in order to to serve a political agenda.
"I think the entire e-mail, the report I read showed the entire e-mail, and what it showed is Republicans who were leaking these press, these e-mails that had been shared with Congress didn't just do that, they decided to fabricate portions of an e-mail and make up portions of an e-mail in order to fit a political narrative," he said at a White House press conference.
Did you just make a post without referencing fox? I'm proud of you.

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John Galt wrote:
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In general, SS checks are for the previous month and are issued on the same day (say second Wednesday or third Wednesday) each month.
If you turn 62 in July, for example, you are eligible as of July 1, but your first check will arrive in mid-August.
The exception is if your birthday is July 1, in which case you become eligible May 1 and your first benefit is in mid-July.
You can read the regulations on-line, which is always better than asking for advice, even from SSA, which is staffed by idiots.
Thanks Galt. What if your birth date is July 9? You have to wait until the second week of September, two months later, for your first check?

Because that's what I was told. My birth month is not July, but my birth date is the 9th and apparently I have wait two months.
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Maybe you can refresh my memory. Even though I'm not holding my breath.
If the IRS had been targeting liberals, the Bush administration would have been blamed to kingdom come.
But please prove me wrong. You must include your source, however. Which is why I'm not holding my breath.
FOXbot ignorance. let's fix that....

“I wish there was more GOP interest when I raised the same issue during the Bush administration, where they audited a progressive church in my district in what look liked a very selective way,” California Democratic Rep. Adam Schiff said on MSNBC Monday.“I found only one Republican,[North Carolina Rep. Walter Jones], that would join me in calling for an investigation during the Bush administration. I’m glad now that the GOP has found interest in this issue and it ought to be a bipartisan concern.”

.... In 2004, the IRS went after the NAACP, auditing the nation’s oldest civil rights group after its chairman criticized President Bush for being the first sitting president since Herbert Hoover not to address the organization.“They are saying if you criticize the president we are going to take your tax exemption away from you,” then-chairman Julian Bond said.“It’s pretty obvious that the complainant was someone who doesn’t believe George Bush should be criticized, and it’s obvious of their response that the IRS believes this, too.”

In a letter to the IRS, Democratic Reps. Charles Rangel, Pete Stark and John Conyers wrote:“It is obvious that the timing of this IRS examination is nothing more than an effort to intimidate the members of the NAACP, and the communities the organization represents, in their get-out-the-vote effort nationwide.”

....Then, in 2006, the Wall Street Journal broke the story of a how a little-known pressure group called Public Interest Watch — which received 97 percent of its funds from Exxon Mobile one year — managed to get the IRS to open an investigation into Greenpeace. Greenpeace had labeled Exxon Mobil the “No. 1 climate criminal.” The IRS acknowledged its audit was initiated by Public Interest Watch and threatened to revoke Greenpeace’s tax-exempt status, but closed the investigation three months later.

As the Journal reporter, Steve Stecklow, later said in an interview,“This comes against a backdrop where a number of conservative groups have been attacking nonprofits and NGOs over their tax-exempt status. There have been hearings on Capitol Hill. There have been a number of conservative groups in Washington who have been quite critical.”

Indeed, the year before that, the Senate held a hearing on nonprofits’ political activity. Republican Sen. Charles Grassley, the then-chairman of the Senate Finance Committee, said the IRS needed better enforcement, but also “legislative changes” to better define the lines between politics and social welfare, since they had not been updated in “a generation.” Unfortunately, neither Congress nor the IRS has defined 501(c)4&#8242;s sufficiently to this day, leaving the door open for IRS auditors to make up their own, discriminatory rules.

http://www.salon.com/2013/05/14/when_the_irs_...

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The abuse of power we Conservatives warned about is now real!!!
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Both realtime and lily disappear at about the same time again. I wonder how far apart they live.
About 250 miles dumfk__how far do you live from Galt's Gulch?

E-mutt you're a weak dk and that's being kind!
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Does that make it ok?
You put way too much importance on fox.
so in this day of the nutjob-wants-to-rule-all/Tea Party, hypocrisy seems to be ok.

you put way too much importance in ignoring history. just like FOX.

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Liberals solution for ending world hunger?

Eat dung beetles, 17.2 grams of protein!

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-22508439
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Did you just make a post without referencing fox? I'm proud of you.
hold one.....

CNN: Media Outlets Misrepresented White House Benghazi Email

ABC News' alleged misquote of the Rhodes email -- filed by Jonathan Karl -- was cited and repeated in numerous outlets, including USA Today, Politico, The Daily Mail, National Review Online, and Fox News.

http://mediamatters.org/blog/2013/05/14/cnn-m...

better?
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So, the IRS admitted to targetting liberal groups during the Bush administration? I don't recall reading that. I only recall Harry Reid saying it.
The IRS, themselves, said they targeted conservatives. Do you have any proof the IRS targetted liberals during the Bush era?
Did a Group Financed by Exxon Prompt IRS to Audit Greenpeace?

http://online.wsj.com/article/SB1142910443050...

Sermon moves IRS to act

Antiwar remarks at All Saints in Pasadena were made two days before the 2004 election. The church is ordered to hand over records.

http://www.latimes.com/news/local/la-me-allsa...

NAACP blames tax audit on criticism of Bush

http://articles.baltimoresun.com/2004-10-29/n...

just like Benghazi...what's new?
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Thanks Galt. What if your birth date is July 9? You have to wait until the second week of September, two months later, for your first check?
Because that's what I was told. My birth month is not July, but my birth date is the 9th and apparently I have wait two months.
You would/should receive your first payment in August, specific date to be determined.

However, you do need to apply well before your birthday (maybe three months?) and if you wait too long, your benefits might be delayed.

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Jessica Lynch was worthless baggage who never fired her weapon in combat. Her buddy, Lori Piestewa, was a total f-u who caused the entire disaster.
Women should stick to being nurses and serving donuts and coffee.
Just like men should stop being airline stews.
I do think there are some women who are "combat material" but I agree with you that the majority are not. The military can't be selective so it's either all or no women.

If it were up to me, it would be no women. In fact, I think women in combat create a distraction that can put their male counterparts in even more danger.

I'm not saying they're not as brave and deserve the same respect but, as far as I'm concerned, they shouldn't be there at all.
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hold one.....
CNN: Media Outlets Misrepresented White House Benghazi Email
ABC News' alleged misquote of the Rhodes email -- filed by Jonathan Karl -- was cited and repeated in numerous outlets, including USA Today, Politico, The Daily Mail, National Review Online, and Fox News.
http://mediamatters.org/blog/2013/05/14/cnn-m...
better?
Do you have a credible source?

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FOXbot ignorance. let's fix that....
“I wish there was more GOP interest when I raised the same issue during the Bush administration, where they audited a progressive church in my district in what look liked a very selective way,” California Democratic Rep. Adam Schiff said on MSNBC Monday.“I found only one Republican,[North Carolina Rep. Walter Jones], that would join me in calling for an investigation during the Bush administration. I’m glad now that the GOP has found interest in this issue and it ought to be a bipartisan concern.”
.... In 2004, the IRS went after the NAACP, auditing the nation’s oldest civil rights group after its chairman criticized President Bush for being the first sitting president since Herbert Hoover not to address the organization.“They are saying if you criticize the president we are going to take your tax exemption away from you,” then-chairman Julian Bond said.“It’s pretty obvious that the complainant was someone who doesn’t believe George Bush should be criticized, and it’s obvious of their response that the IRS believes this, too.”
In a letter to the IRS, Democratic Reps. Charles Rangel, Pete Stark and John Conyers wrote:“It is obvious that the timing of this IRS examination is nothing more than an effort to intimidate the members of the NAACP, and the communities the organization represents, in their get-out-the-vote effort nationwide.”
....Then, in 2006, the Wall Street Journal broke the story of a how a little-known pressure group called Public Interest Watch — which received 97 percent of its funds from Exxon Mobile one year — managed to get the IRS to open an investigation into Greenpeace. Greenpeace had labeled Exxon Mobil the “No. 1 climate criminal.” The IRS acknowledged its audit was initiated by Public Interest Watch and threatened to revoke Greenpeace’s tax-exempt status, but closed the investigation three months later.
As the Journal reporter, Steve Stecklow, later said in an interview,“This comes against a backdrop where a number of conservative groups have been attacking nonprofits and NGOs over their tax-exempt status. There have been hearings on Capitol Hill. There have been a number of conservative groups in Washington who have been quite critical.”
Indeed, the year before that, the Senate held a hearing on nonprofits’ political activity. Republican Sen. Charles Grassley, the then-chairman of the Senate Finance Committee, said the IRS needed better enforcement, but also “legislative changes” to better define the lines between politics and social welfare, since they had not been updated in “a generation.” Unfortunately, neither Congress nor the IRS has defined 501(c)4&#8242;s sufficiently to this day, leaving the door open for IRS auditors to make up their own, discriminatory rules.
http://www.salon.com/2013/05/14/when_the_irs_...
just the facts.
Apparently, the liberal media didn't get wind of this.

Probably because there was no wind in the sails.

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...nothing to see here...
"speech codes" at Universities?
"The Justice Department’s Civil Rights Division and the Department of Education’s Office for Civil Rights is telling universities to institute speech codes. And not just any old speech codes: Under these speech codes, universities would be required to prohibit students from, for instance,
example:
{...saying “unwelcome”“sexual or dirty jokes”}
http://www.volokh.com/2013/05/13/the-administ...
Haven't we learned by now that trying to legislate social morality always has unintended consequences and not all of them good? Take banning pornography ,for example. Ban porn and people will have their interest peaked even more on seeing it.

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<quoted text>About 250 miles dumfk__how far do you live from Galt's Gulch?
E-mutt you're a weak dk and that's being kind!
Back in the 50s you were probably the sht, now you're a lonely old know nothing concerned with the state of my dk.

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Sheer insanity and a complete sacrifice of soldier's lives for a political agenda.
You never watched "G I Jane" .

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so in this day of the nutjob-wants-to-rule-all/Tea Party, hypocrisy seems to be ok.
you put way too much importance in ignoring history. just like FOX.
The tea party never condoned what the irs did under bush.

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hold one.....
CNN: Media Outlets Misrepresented White House Benghazi Email
ABC News' alleged misquote of the Rhodes email -- filed by Jonathan Karl -- was cited and repeated in numerous outlets, including USA Today, Politico, The Daily Mail, National Review Online, and Fox News.
http://mediamatters.org/blog/2013/05/14/cnn-m...
better?
I had such high hopes for you.

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How many kids do you have?
One seems one too many in his case.

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You would/should receive your first payment in August, specific date to be determined.
However, you do need to apply well before your birthday (maybe three months?) and if you wait too long, your benefits might be delayed.
Thanks again for that information - because I'm really confused.

Either the guy I talked to doesn't know his butt from a hole in the ground or the system is even screwier than I thought.

I tried applying today but the online applicaton said I had to wait until I'm 61 and 9 months which means I'll have to wait until next month.

The guy I spoke with on the phone was admamant that I would still have to wait two months after my birth date which is on the 9th.

Maybe I should call again and talk to someone else.

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