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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Since: Dec 08

gauley bridge wv

#1021802 Nov 11, 2013
DBWriter wrote:
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Perhaps you can use your indepth knowledge of history to clarify the points in the post. Here is the post again in case you decide to put some content into your post:
The USS Gerald R Ford.
I can think of so many better names for an aircraft carrier in the United States Navy. I cannot imagine what motivated naming a carrier after the first unelected president of the United States who's tenure was most noted by the unilateral world-wide retreat of the United States during the Cold War, which continued until Ronald Reagan became president.
A ship in the US Navy has a name assigned very early in its program. I can guarantee the original name for that aircraft carrier wasn't the Gerald R Ford.
Now, just why would this administration change the name to that of what every Democrat called the most inept president in US history?
Hillary Clinton commissioned it. Can you imagine Hillary commissioning the USS Ronald Reagan? Just because of the name, she'd never do it. That's how much she actually respects the Armed Forces... if her complicity in the murder of a US ambassador and 3 other Americans in Benghazi wasn't enough to convince you of that.
USS Gerald R. Ford (CVN-78)
From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
USS Gerald R. Ford (CVN-78)
PCU Gerald R. Ford CVN-78
PCU Gerald R. Ford at a shipyard in October 2013.
Career
Namesake: Gerald R. Ford
Awarded: 10 September 2008
Builder: Huntington Ingalls Industries
Cost:$15.5 billion[1]
Laid down: 13 November 2009[2]
Sponsored by: Susan Ford[3]
Christened: 9 November 2013[4]
Commissioned: est. 2016[5]
Status: Under construction
Badge: USS Gerald R. Ford (CVN-78) crest.png
General characteristics
Class & type: Gerald R. Ford-class aircraft carrier
Displacement: 112,000 tons[6]
Length: 1,106 ft (337 m)
Beam: 256 ft (78 m)
Height: nearly 250 ft (76 m)
Decks: 25
Installed power: Nuclear
Propulsion: 2 × A1B reactor
Speed: 30+ knots
Range: Unlimited distance; 20-25 years
Complement: 4,660
Armament: Evolved Sea Sparrow Missile
Rolling Airframe Missile
Close-in weapons system (CIWS)
Aircraft carried: More than 75
Notes: Electromagnetic aircraft catapult (not steam), gender neutral lavatories
PCU Gerald R. Ford (CVN-78) is to be the lead ship of its class of United States Navy supercarriers. As announced by the U.S. Navy on 16 January 2007, the ship is named after the 38th President of the United States Gerald R. Ford, whose World War II naval service included combat duty aboard the light aircraft carrier Monterey in the Pacific Theater.[7]
The keel of Gerald R. Ford was laid down on 13 November 2009.[2] Construction began on 11 August 2005, when Northrop Grumman held a ceremonial steel cut for a 15-ton plate that will form part of a side shell unit of the carrier. It was christened on 9 November 2013.[8] The schedule calls for the ship to join the U.S. Navy’s fleet in 2016. Gerald R. Ford will enter the fleet replacing the inactive USS Enterprise (CVN-65), which ended its 51 years of active service in December 2012.[9][10]
Vodka

Palm Coast, FL

#1021803 Nov 11, 2013
lily boca raton fl wrote:
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Mine do a job on the lizards!
Cats are murderers!
It's your vodka, lily.
John Galt

Temecula, CA

#1021804 Nov 11, 2013
sonicfilter wrote:
Donors plot against GOP rebel
Business leaders are plotting to take down Rep. Justin Amash (R-Mich.) as part of a broader effort to punish lawmakers over the government shutdown.
In a letter obtained by The Hill, prominent Michigan donors request financial backing for Amash’s primary challenger, Brian Ellis. Seven individuals, including prominent Michigan businessmen Mark Bissell, J.C. Huizenga and Mike Jandernoa, signed the fundraising plea.
They argue that Amash “and others have effectively nullified the Republican majority in the U.S. House.”
“[Amash] and a small group of like-minded legislators rejected Speaker Boehner’s plea to pass legislation requiring Congress and the president be subject to ObamaCare, and put on hold the special new tax on medical equipment. This irresponsible action hurt over 50 great West Michigan businesses and was part of the chaos that led the nation to the edge of default,” the letter says.
The letter was printed on Ellis’s campaign stationery.
“These are folks I’ve known for a long time, and they’re excited about my candidacy,” Ellis told The Hill.
Ellis said his supporters have expressed frustration with the conservative wing of the GOP and the shutdown strategy.
“To a large degree, they’re not happy with the faction that my opponent represents,” he said.
“I'm hearing it from everybody.[The shutdown was] no way to run a country. It's no way to govern.”
http://thehill.com/blogs/ballot-box/gop-prima...
"business leaders" and the Republican establishment have zero credibility and influence with Republican voters....

Since: Sep 08

Location hidden

#1021805 Nov 11, 2013
John Galt wrote:
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80 is probably an underestimate, you old hag...
by the way, do you understand blind trusts???...
Sure, a blind trust is for hiding financial holdings to avoid whatever accusation could surface. As Romney said, "The blind trust is an age-old ruse."
No Surprize

Seminole, FL

#1021806 Nov 11, 2013
USAsince1680 wrote:
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That is such a conservative lie. Right out of the mouth of Faux news. JFK initiated the food stamp program for Pete's sake!
John F. Kennedy, Sept. 14, 1960:
"What do our opponents mean when they apply to us the label ‘Liberal?’ If by ‘Liberal’ they mean, as they want people to believe, someone who is soft in his policies abroad, who is against local government, and who is unconcerned with the taxpayer’s dollar, then the record of this party and its members demonstrate that we are not that kind of ‘Liberal.’”
But if by a “Liberal” they mean someone who looks ahead and not behind, someone who welcomes new ideas without rigid reactions, someone who cares about the welfare of the people — their health, their housing, their schools, their jobs, their civil rights, and their civil liberties — someone who believes we can break through the stalemate and suspicions that grip us in our policies abroad, if that is what they mean by a “Liberal,” then I’m proud to say I’m a “Liberal.”
John F. Kennedy on increasing and expanding the minimum wage:
“The bill will extend to the lowest paid workers — to 3½ million men and women and their families — a fairer opportunity to share our high standard of living. TO PASS THEM BY - TO WATER DOWN THE HELP THEY NEED, OR MERELY ASSUME THAT PROSPERITY AT THE TOP WILL SOMEDAY REACH THEM - SHOCKS THE CONSCIENCE OF THOSE WHO CARE."
Summary of JFK's Feb. 2, 1961 “Special Message to the Congress Program for Economic Recovery and Growth” speech:
1. The addition of a temporary thirteen-week supplement to jobless benefits
2. The extension of aid to the children of unemployed workers,
3. The redevelopment of distressed areas
4. An increase in Social Security payments and the encouragement of earlier retirement
5. An increase in the minimum wage and an extension in coverage
6. The provision of emergency relief to feed grain farmers, and
7. The financing of a comprehensive homebuilding and slum clearance program.
JFK, May 20, 1962 on health care:
“The fact of the matter is that what we are now talking about doing, most of the countries of Europe did years ago. The British did it 30 years ago. We are behind every country, pretty nearly, in Europe, in this matter of medical care for our citizens.”
Like most claims made by Republicans, claiming JFK as a moderate conservative is just not rational.
http://www.salon.com/2013/11/03/stop_calling_...
Perhaps you old woman or the drmokkkRatic party should practice what Kennedy said in a great conservative speech.

"Ask not what your country can do for you - ask what you can do for your country"... Kennedy a conservative

Today's twisted Marxist liberal attitude is:

"Ask not what you can do for your country - ask what your country can do for you"... Obama a Socialist

It's the culture...
John Galt

Temecula, CA

#1021807 Nov 11, 2013
USAsince1680 wrote:
<quoted text>
That is such a conservative lie. Right out of the mouth of Faux news. JFK initiated the food stamp program for Pete's sake!
except that the program was initiated by LBJ, not JFK...

so we can blame LBJ for the debacle...
John Galt

Temecula, CA

#1021808 Nov 11, 2013
USAsince1680 wrote:
<quoted text>
Sure, a blind trust is for hiding financial holdings to avoid whatever accusation could surface. As Romney said, "The blind trust is an age-old ruse."
all Presidents put their assets in blind trusts so that conflicts of interest can be avoided....

Romney did nothing illegal...

on the other hand, Obama appoints incompetent affirmative action buddies to implement ObamaKKKare and takes kickbacks, Chicago-style...
sonicfilter

Indianapolis, IN

#1021809 Nov 11, 2013
John Galt wrote:
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"business leaders" and the Republican establishment have zero credibility and influence with Republican voters....
LOL

Virginia, Alabama Voter Choices Show Tea Party Declining

In the closing days of his losing campaign for Virginia’s governorship, Republican Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli called the contest a referendum on Obamacare. Virginia voter Lee Killen saw it instead as a referendum on the Tea Party -- and he voted no.

Killen, a Republican-turned-independent from Fairfax, cast his ballot for Terry McAuliffe less to endorse the Democrat than to lodge a protest against the small-government movement he said has hijacked his former party.

“I don’t particularly like McAuliffe, but I went with him basically because I disagree with the Tea Party approach to life -- no compromise, no middle ground,” Killen, 70, a retired software engineer, said in an interview just after casting his vote yesterday.“Cuccinelli has been a Tea Party leader from the very beginning, and those values are not my values.”

It’s that dynamic as much as any other that tipped the balance in Virginia against Republicans, carrying McAuliffe, 56, the former national party chairman and fundraiser, to victory. He had 48 percent of the vote to Cuccinelli’s 46 percent, with 99 percent of the precincts reporting in the Associated Press tally.

The same forces were at play in Alabama, where business-backed Bradley Byrne defeated Tea Party-aligned rival Dean Young in the Republican primary for a special U.S. House election next month to fill an open seat. Byrne drew 52 percent of the vote to Young’s 48 percent, with all precincts reporting in the AP tally.

http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2013-11-06/virg...

as long as you baggers keep lying to yourselves about your 'influence' we're going to keep seeing tea party losers losing.

Since: Sep 08

Location hidden

#1021810 Nov 11, 2013
LoisLane59 wrote:
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Sorry to disappoint. However, a senior citizen making little more than $70 a week,$15 to $20 a day, two or three days a week, is not enough to report to the IRS.
The paperwork and man power by the IRS would cost more.
Are you kidding me?$70 a week is not pocket change and not reporting it is illegal,immoral and unethical. Period.
Yeah

Honolulu, HI

#1021811 Nov 11, 2013
dont snow me wrote:
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JFK wouldn't have pissed on Oblamer, Pelosi, Reid, etc. He would weep if he saw what they have done and are trying to do.
lol! What's great about you people is you always claim to 'know' something but for some reason, are helpless to do anything about it!

Since: Jun 13

Orlando, FL

#1021813 Nov 11, 2013
PDUPONT wrote:
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Well Carol, at least John Galt is honest about who he is, an Ayn Randian, self centered sociopath who doesn't care about anyone but himself. You're pretty much the same but try to hide it under a paper thin veneer of Christianity, totally ignoring the fact that the crux of the Gospels is about social justice.
Bill Maher recently had a message for hypocrites like you;
And finally New Rule, it's okay if you don't want to feed the hungry, or heal the sick, or house the homeless. Just don't say you're doing it for their own good. Don't say you'd like to help people, but your hands are tied, because if you did it would cause the culture of dependency, or go against the Bible, or worst of all, rob them of their freedom.... to be sick and hungry.
Just admit you're selfish and based on how little your beliefs mirror the actual teachings of Jesus, you might as well claim to worship Despicable Me.[…]
Now, I am sure there are millions of Christians who try to actually follow Jesus, but you've got to admit, conservatives always seem to have a reason why they would love to give but they just can't. We would love to help the unemployed, but it would discourage working. I believe in charity, just not for people who need it. Of course we'd like it if everyone could see a doctor. We're not monsters, but if the government does it, it will destroy our way of life. Plus the web site is glitchy which leads to Stalinism.
Oh sure, we'd like to help people who are starving, but what if they used the strength from not starving, to take drugs? Yes, there's always a good, moral, Christian reason to tell everyone you meet to f**k off and die.
Were you visited in a dream and given Divine instruction to sit in judgment of others who don't agree with your liberal politics? Because that's all you do on here. And call people every name in the book to boot.

Pretty sure you're supposed to remove the log from your own eye first before worrying about the slivers in others'.

By the way, noticed you tend to overlook a commandment right up there in the top two as well - "thou shalt not take the Lord thy God's name in vain" - which applies to you too.

Might have something to do with self-righteous smugness, not sure, but a typical liberal trait nonetheless.

All Christians desire to help the poor. You don't have a monopoly on compassion thinking big government acts as your own conscience.
Waxman

Windsor, CT

#1021814 Nov 11, 2013
No Surprize wrote:
<quoted text>Perhaps you old woman or the drmokkkRatic party should practice what Kennedy said in a great conservative speech.
"Ask not what your country can do for you - ask what you can do for your country"... Kennedy a conservative
Today's twisted Marxist liberal attitude is:
"Ask not what you can do for your country - ask what your country can do for you"... Obama a Socialist
It's the culture...
Morons like USAsince1680 & today's Democrat Party"

"Ask not what I can do, but what can I take from my kids & grandkids"
lily boca raton fl

Boca Raton, FL

#1021815 Nov 11, 2013
LoisLane59 wrote:
<quoted text>
The two JFK quotes that characterizes just how far the progressive liberals have taken the Democratic Party from its origins:
"Do not pray for easy lives. Pray to be stronger men."
(No one has to pray for an easy life, Obama welcomes all those who feel entitled to it with open arms.)
"I look forward to a great future for America - a future in which our country will match its military strength with our moral restraint, its wealth with our wisdom, its power with our purpose."
(Progressive liberals have no use for military strength, moral restraint, wealth and wisdom - and condemn those who do.)
You're a Goddamn liar; go to church and pray for forgiveness for your habitual lies every day; it's sickening.

Furthermore; we have not forgotten the shyt you sicko rightwingers said about Kennedy as well. Nothing but filthy dirty mouths on all of you.

On the occasion of an Obama trip to Texas this year, Texas Observer Editor Bob Moser wrote about the obvious connections between the Birchers of the early 1960s and the tea partiers of today:

The denizens of Texas nut country did not kill Kennedy that day. But many celebrated openly and joyously after Lee Harvey Oswald did. Birchers and Klansmen gloated. Elementary-school students in the Dallas 'burbs broke into spontaneous applause. In Amarillo, a reporter witnessed jubilation in the streets, with men whooping and tossing their hats in the air and one woman crying out, "Hey, great, JFK's croaked!"

Fast-forward 46 years and nine months. To a right-wing Texas that can once again be aptly described as "nut country." To another presidential visit, slated for Aug. 9. To another time when a vocal minority of Texans are expressing open, slanderous and rhetorically violent hostility toward a president whose greatest crime is not being a White Anglo-Saxon Protestant...



Back then, the right-wing extremists were backed by ultraconservative newspaper publishers, oilmen and preachers. Nowadays, the White Right's bigotry is openly shared and encouraged by the state's highest official, Gov. Rick Perry. Another notable difference: In the Texas of today, most of the state's leading Democrats are too puny and poll-driven to have their president's back...

Read more: http://newsbusters.org/blogs/tim-graham/2010/...

Since: Jun 13

Orlando, FL

#1021816 Nov 11, 2013
USAsince1680 wrote:
<quoted text>
That is such a conservative lie. Right out of the mouth of Faux news. JFK initiated the food stamp program for Pete's sake!
John F. Kennedy, Sept. 14, 1960:
"What do our opponents mean when they apply to us the label ‘Liberal?’ If by ‘Liberal’ they mean, as they want people to believe, someone who is soft in his policies abroad, who is against local government, and who is unconcerned with the taxpayer’s dollar, then the record of this party and its members demonstrate that we are not that kind of ‘Liberal.’”
But if by a “Liberal” they mean someone who looks ahead and not behind, someone who welcomes new ideas without rigid reactions, someone who cares about the welfare of the people — their health, their housing, their schools, their jobs, their civil rights, and their civil liberties — someone who believes we can break through the stalemate and suspicions that grip us in our policies abroad, if that is what they mean by a “Liberal,” then I’m proud to say I’m a “Liberal.”
John F. Kennedy on increasing and expanding the minimum wage:
“The bill will extend to the lowest paid workers — to 3½ million men and women and their families — a fairer opportunity to share our high standard of living. TO PASS THEM BY - TO WATER DOWN THE HELP THEY NEED, OR MERELY ASSUME THAT PROSPERITY AT THE TOP WILL SOMEDAY REACH THEM - SHOCKS THE CONSCIENCE OF THOSE WHO CARE."
Summary of JFK's Feb. 2, 1961 “Special Message to the Congress Program for Economic Recovery and Growth” speech:
1. The addition of a temporary thirteen-week supplement to jobless benefits
2. The extension of aid to the children of unemployed workers,
3. The redevelopment of distressed areas
4. An increase in Social Security payments and the encouragement of earlier retirement
5. An increase in the minimum wage and an extension in coverage
6. The provision of emergency relief to feed grain farmers, and
7. The financing of a comprehensive homebuilding and slum clearance program.
JFK, May 20, 1962 on health care:
“The fact of the matter is that what we are now talking about doing, most of the countries of Europe did years ago. The British did it 30 years ago. We are behind every country, pretty nearly, in Europe, in this matter of medical care for our citizens.”
Like most claims made by Republicans, claiming JFK as a moderate conservative is just not rational.
http://www.salon.com/2013/11/03/stop_calling_...
Yeah, but, unfortunately, progressive liberals such as yourself better fit JFK's description of what a "liberal" wasn't in his mind:

"someone who is soft in his policies abroad, who is against local government, and who is unconcerned with the taxpayer’s dollar..."

If the progressive liberal shoe fits...
Yeah

Honolulu, HI

#1021817 Nov 11, 2013
LoisLane59 wrote:
<quoted text>
The two JFK quotes that characterizes just how far the progressive liberals have taken the Democratic Party from its origins:
"Do not pray for easy lives. Pray to be stronger men."
(No one has to pray for an easy life, Obama welcomes all those who feel entitled to it with open arms.)
"I look forward to a great future for America - a future in which our country will match its military strength with our moral restraint, its wealth with our wisdom, its power with our purpose."
(Progressive liberals have no use for military strength, moral restraint, wealth and wisdom - and condemn those who do.)
Good thing you ducked and danced away from your point regarding the IRS eh?
Yeah

Honolulu, HI

#1021818 Nov 11, 2013
No Surprize wrote:
<quoted text>Perhaps you old woman or the drmokkkRatic party should practice what Kennedy said in a great conservative speech.
"Ask not what your country can do for you - ask what you can do for your country"... Kennedy a conservative
Today's twisted Marxist liberal attitude is:
"Ask not what you can do for your country - ask what your country can do for you"... Obama a Socialist
It's the culture...
lol! poor baby. always going off topic since you have no idea what the topic is about!
No Surprize

Seminole, FL

#1021819 Nov 11, 2013
lily boca raton fl wrote:
<quoted text>
You're a Goddamn liar; go to church and pray for forgiveness for your habitual lies every day; it's sickening.
Furthermore; we have not forgotten the shyt you sicko rightwingers said about Kennedy as well. Nothing but filthy dirty mouths on all of you.
On the occasion of an Obama trip to Texas this year, Texas Observer Editor Bob Moser wrote about the obvious connections between the Birchers of the early 1960s and the tea partiers of today:
The denizens of Texas nut country did not kill Kennedy that day. But many celebrated openly and joyously after Lee Harvey Oswald did. Birchers and Klansmen gloated. Elementary-school students in the Dallas 'burbs broke into spontaneous applause. In Amarillo, a reporter witnessed jubilation in the streets, with men whooping and tossing their hats in the air and one woman crying out, "Hey, great, JFK's croaked!"
Fast-forward 46 years and nine months. To a right-wing Texas that can once again be aptly described as "nut country." To another presidential visit, slated for Aug. 9. To another time when a vocal minority of Texans are expressing open, slanderous and rhetorically violent hostility toward a president whose greatest crime is not being a White Anglo-Saxon Protestant...
Back then, the right-wing extremists were backed by ultraconservative newspaper publishers, oilmen and preachers. Nowadays, the White Right's bigotry is openly shared and encouraged by the state's highest official, Gov. Rick Perry. Another notable difference: In the Texas of today, most of the state's leading Democrats are too puny and poll-driven to have their president's back...
Read more: http://newsbusters.org/blogs/tim-graham/2010/...
Make yourself sheep lily and Carol will eat you..

Democrats win elections humping the backs of the poor...

It's the culture...
Yeah

Honolulu, HI

#1021820 Nov 11, 2013
Waxman wrote:
<quoted text>
Morons like USAsince1680 & today's Democrat Party"
"Ask not what I can do, but what can I take from my kids & grandkids"
lol! Don't worry mr for-eign-er... your country's tax laws differ!

Since: Sep 08

Location hidden

#1021821 Nov 11, 2013
John Galt wrote:
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here's the problem though...suppose Galt pays some guy a few bucks to do some yard work or some teenager a few bucks to babysit...do you seriously expect Galt to report this to the IRS and do all the paperwork???....
never happen...
on the other hand, businesses that pay some employees under the table are different...
IRS agents should be horsewhipped for going after kids lemonade stands...
It's not up to you to report what you pay to an independent contractor. The law states that there is no minimum amount that a taxpayer may exclude from gross income. However, of course, a kid's lemonade stand really isn't going to make enough money to owe taxes.

"Fees received for babysitting, housecleaning and lawn cutting are all examples of taxable income, even if each client paid less than $600 for the year. Someone who repairs computers in his or her spare time needs to report all monies earned as self-employment income even if no one person paid more than $600 for repairs."

Even bartering is taxable income. "The fair market value of goods and services exchanged is fully taxable and must be included on Form 1040 in the income of both parties.

For example, a plumber doing repair work for a dentist in exchange for dental services must report the value of those services as income.

That is the law. Honesty and integrity will be the guide as to whether the income is reported.
Yeah

Honolulu, HI

#1021822 Nov 11, 2013
LoisLane59 wrote:
<quoted text>
Yeah, but, unfortunately, progressive liberals such as yourself better fit JFK's description of what a "liberal" wasn't in his mind:
"someone who is soft in his policies abroad, who is against local government, and who is unconcerned with the taxpayer’s dollar..."
If the progressive liberal shoe fits...
lol! You're such an idiot son.....

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