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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“fairtax.org”

Since: Dec 08

Gauley Bridge WV

#1028813 Nov 22, 2013
F. Michael Maloof, staff writer for WND and G2Bulletin, is a former senior security policy analyst in the office of the secretary of defense.
WASHINGTON – As if to dramatically illustrate repeated claims top generals have made to WND of a purge of senior officers and a degradation of military readiness under President Obama’s leadership, stunning testimony at a recent Senate committee hearing shows America may soon be unable to fight and win a war.
The Air Force is having problems retaining its pilots, even though they are being offered big bonuses to remain, senators learned at the Nov. 7 Senate Armed Services Committee hearing.
The problem appears to be partly from sequestration, which has imposed budget limitations on pilots’ ability to get in both the requisite flying time and the training needed to fly the next generation of aircraft, according to Air Force Secretary Eric Fanning.
He expressed grave concern about the trend toward budget cutbacks.
Likewise, at a recent Defense One Summit in Washington, Fanning warned that “we’re going to have flying hour issues for the foreseeable future,” a reference to the reality that pilots must fly a certain number of hours to maintain their ratings on various aircraft.
But Fanning said each U.S. squadron will be subject to rolling groundings of two to three months.
However, for the pilots, the issue isn’t just financial, as they have been offered major cash bonuses as an incentive to stay.
However, Fanning said,“pilots aren’t taking them.”
Instead, he said, pilots want to fly and are looking to the private sector where the retirement of commercial pilots is opening new opportunities.
Sequestration, those mandatory percentage cuts set up by President Obama and implemented when Congress failed to address cuts in other areas, has not only cut back operations, but necessary investment in new-generation aircraft.
That’s happening even as older aircraft are being relegated to retirement.
The Air Force has begun to mothball its B-52 bomber fleet, whose aircraft are older than the pilots who fly them.
“That will have a worse effect on morale,” Fanning said.“It’s not just compensation that keeps people in the military. It’s mission.”
All of this uncertainty is having a negative effect, said Fanning.
“Morale is really as bad as I’ve seen it on the civilian side and the uniformed side,” Fanning said.“But it is better than you think it is, and better than we deserve it to be, because we’ve got an amazing mission.”
Sequestration cuts aren’t limited to the Air Force.
The Army is shrinking the number of troops to 380,000. Gen. Raymond Odierno, Army chief of staff, in the same Senate Armed Services Committee hearing, expressed particular concern that force reductions have greatly affected its readiness capability between 2014-2017.
The Marine Corps will be limited to 150,000 troops.
The Navy will be cut three carriers, after already having reduced the number of capital ships to some 260, down from the 600 reached at the peak of the Reagan administration.
New Navy flag officers and executives have been told to begin more cuts under sequestration, in which some 3,000 temporary civilian personnel will be laid off, and base operations will be reduced.
more on this to come

“fairtax.org”

Since: Dec 08

Gauley Bridge WV

#1028814 Nov 22, 2013
In addition, there is to be a cancellation of maintenance work on some 30 Navy ships and 250 aircraft.
The cutbacks come as the Navy continues to operate under 2012 budget levels because of a congressional continuing resolution. Like the other services, the Navy hasn’t received its 2013 funding, where it had hoped for a $4.6 billion increase.
More than half of Obama’s $1 trillion sequestration cuts were imposed on the military.
Accompanying the aging of the equipment under Obama, a de facto purge of the military also is in progress, with almost 200 senior officers having been relieved of duty since Obama became president.
Retired generals who have spoken to WND have warned over the potential emasculation of the military because of Obama’s actions and policies.
Retired Army Maj. Gen. Patrick Brady, recipient of the U.S. military’s highest decoration, the Medal of Honor, as well as other top retired officers, say Obama’s agenda is decimating the morale of the U.S. ranks to the point that members no longer feel prepared to fight or have the desire to win.
“There is no doubt he [Obama] is intent on emasculating the military and will fire anyone who disagrees with him” over such issues as “homosexuals, women in foxholes, the Obama sequester,” Brady told WND.
“They are purging everyone, and if you want to keep your job, just keep your mouth shut,” one military source told WND.
Officers who have questioned the administration’s actions, including social experimentation and sequestration, have quietly been removed, according to retired Army Lt. Gen. William G.“Jerry” Boykin.
Boykin, a founding member of Delta Force and later deputy undersecretary of defense for intelligence under President George W. Bush, has expressed concern to WND over the number of high-ranking officers being relieved of duty,“and not necessarily relieved for cause.”
Referring to recent reports that Obama has purged some 197 officers in the past five years, Boykin said the reports suggest these officers were suspected of disloyalty or disagreed with the Obama administration on policy or force-structure issues.
“Morale is at an unprecedented low,” Boykin added.
forks_make_us_fa t

Norman, OK

#1028815 Nov 22, 2013

“fairtax.org”

Since: Dec 08

Gauley Bridge WV

#1028816 Nov 22, 2013
F. Michael Maloof, staff writer for WND and G2Bulletin, is a former senior security policy analyst in the office of the secretary of defense.

WASHINGTON – As if to dramatically illustrate repeated claims top generals have made to WND of a purge of senior officers and a degradation of military readiness under President Obama’s leadership, stunning testimony at a recent Senate committee hearing shows America may soon be unable to fight and win a war.
The Air Force is having problems retaining its pilots, even though they are being offered big bonuses to remain, senators learned at the Nov. 7 Senate Armed Services Committee hearing.
The problem appears to be partly from sequestration, which has imposed budget limitations on pilots’ ability to get in both the requisite flying time and the training needed to fly the next generation of aircraft, according to Air Force Secretary Eric Fanning.
He expressed grave concern about the trend toward budget cutbacks.
Likewise, at a recent Defense One Summit in Washington, Fanning warned that “we’re going to have flying hour issues for the foreseeable future,” a reference to the reality that pilots must fly a certain number of hours to maintain their ratings on various aircraft.
But Fanning said each U.S. squadron will be subject to rolling groundings of two to three months.
However, for the pilots, the issue isn’t just financial, as they have been offered major cash bonuses as an incentive to stay.
However, Fanning said,“pilots aren’t taking them.”
Instead, he said, pilots want to fly and are looking to the private sector where the retirement of commercial pilots is opening new opportunities.
Sequestration, those mandatory percentage cuts set up by President Obama and implemented when Congress failed to address cuts in other areas, has not only cut back operations, but necessary investment in new-generation aircraft.
That’s happening even as older aircraft are being relegated to retirement.
The Air Force has begun to mothball its B-52 bomber fleet, whose aircraft are older than the pilots who fly them.
“That will have a worse effect on morale,” Fanning said.“It’s not just compensation that keeps people in the military. It’s mission.”
All of this uncertainty is having a negative effect, said Fanning.
“Morale is really as bad as I’ve seen it on the civilian side and the uniformed side,” Fanning said.“But it is better than you think it is, and better than we deserve it to be, because we’ve got an amazing mission.”
Sequestration cuts aren’t limited to the Air Force.
The Army is shrinking the number of troops to 380,000. Gen. Raymond Odierno, Army chief of staff, in the same Senate Armed Services Committee hearing, expressed particular concern that force reductions have greatly affected its readiness capability between 2014-2017.
The Marine Corps will be limited to 150,000 troops.
The Navy will be cut three carriers, after already having reduced the number of capital ships to some 260, down from the 600 reached at the peak of the Reagan administration.
New Navy flag officers and executives have been told to begin more cuts under sequestration, in which some 3,000 temporary civilian personnel will be laid off, and base operations will be reduced.
forks_make_us_fa t

Norman, OK

#1028817 Nov 22, 2013
Signs the Progressive 'you did not build that' economy is on fire!

"GrubHub Seamless closing Utah office"

http://www.chicagotribune.com/business/breaki...
forks_make_us_fa t

Norman, OK

#1028818 Nov 22, 2013
Signs the Progressive 'you did not build that' economy is on fire!

"Scioto Juvenile Correctional Facility in Delaware to close"

http://www.dispatch.com/content/stories/local...
Realtime

Cape Canaveral, FL

#1028819 Nov 22, 2013
Whatever wrote:
<quoted text>
Highlighting this comment--
registration fraud is essentially harmless
registration fraud is essentially harmless
Highlight away fkface__in my state, with it's sunshine laws, I can request and receive free of change, my county's voters lists or pay $20 for the entire state list. Mickey Mouse, Donald Duck, Goofy, and more are all on those lists in multiples. Pranksters, people simply having a little fun at the expense of others are to blame for most of that so called registration fraud__but mutts like you are too fkn ignert to understand reality.

How about the TeaParty maggot who signed up his dog for the ACA and then called the media.

GFY
forks_make_us_fa t

Norman, OK

#1028820 Nov 22, 2013
Homer wrote:
<quoted text>It is if said registrants don't/didn't vote.
If 20 million white, conservative, christian, gun toting, duck dynasty loving, and abortion hating people showed up to vote in your district would you let them vote without showing ID?

“Peace on Earth”

Since: Sep 08

Location hidden

#1028821 Nov 22, 2013
Whatever wrote:
Nothing in those links supports your claim that Obama has been firing top military officials as part of some sort of conspiracy. Your assertions are laughable.

1. Washingtontimes source DEBUNKED....October 18, 2012 “Today I am very pleased to announce that President Obama will nominate General David Rodriguez to succeed General Carter Ham as commander of U.S. Africa Command”. General Ham was scheduled to rotate out in March 2013 anyway..." Now, if you had bothered to check General Ham's biography you would have seen that he commanded Africa Command from March 8, 2011 - April 5, 2013.

2. ABC source DEBUNKED... "The replacement of Rear Adm. Charles M. Gaouette, the commander of the USS John C. Stennis strike group was prompted by an Inspector General’s investigation of allegations of inappropriate leadership judgment." If you had checked, you would have discovered that Admiral Gaouette was disciplined for profanity in a public setting and making at least two racially insensitive comments. Military leaders have always been held to a higher standard of professional excellence and ethical judgment. It had absolutely nothing to do with Obama.

3. CSMonitor...DEBUNKED. Maj. Gen. Ralph Baker of US Africa Command fired over alcohol, sex charges. "Gen. Carter Ham, head of U.S. Africa Command...lost confidence in Baker's ability to command." It had absolutely nothing to do with Obama.

4. USNews...DEBUNKED. "Gen. James Kowalski, the commander of the Air Force Global Strike Command, made the decision to relieve Maj. Gen. Michael Carey of his command. The firing came after a months-long investigation by the Air Force Inspector General into reports of personal misbehavior by the major general." AGAIN, it had absolutely nothing to do with Obama.



forks_make_us_fa t

Norman, OK

#1028822 Nov 22, 2013
Signs the Progressive 'you did not build that' economy is on fire!

"First Data Corp. to cut 550 jobs in metro Denver"

http://www.9news.com/money/365581/344/First-D...
forks_make_us_fa t

Norman, OK

#1028823 Nov 22, 2013
Signs the Progressive 'you did not built that' economy is on fire!

"An Indiana plastics company's Kent plant will be closing by next spring, taking with it the jobs of 118 workers"

http://www.thenewstribune.com/2013/11/21/2906...
Realtime

Cape Canaveral, FL

#1028824 Nov 22, 2013
flack wrote:
F. Michael Maloof, staff writer for WND and G2Bulletin, is a former senior security policy analyst in the office of the secretary of defense.
WASHINGTON – As if to dramatically illustrate repeated claims top generals have made to WND of a purge of senior officers and a degradation of military readiness under President Obama’s leadership, stunning testimony at a recent Senate committee hearing shows America may soon be unable to fight and win a war.
The Air Force is having problems retaining its pilots, even though they are being offered big bonuses to remain, senators learned at the Nov. 7 Senate Armed Services Committee hearing.
The problem appears to be partly from sequestration, which has imposed budget limitations on pilots’ ability to get in both the requisite flying time and the training needed to fly the next generation of aircraft, according to Air Force Secretary Eric Fanning.
He expressed grave concern about the trend toward budget cutbacks.
Likewise, at a recent Defense One Summit in Washington, Fanning warned that “we’re going to have flying hour issues for the foreseeable future,” a reference to the reality that pilots must fly a certain number of hours to maintain their ratings on various aircraft.
But Fanning said each U.S. squadron will be subject to rolling groundings of two to three months.
However, for the pilots, the issue isn’t just financial, as they have been offered major cash bonuses as an incentive to stay.
However, Fanning said,“pilots aren’t taking them.”
Instead, he said, pilots want to fly and are looking to the private sector where the retirement of commercial pilots is opening new opportunities.
Sequestration, those mandatory percentage cuts set up by President Obama and implemented when Congress failed to address cuts in other areas, has not only cut back operations, but necessary investment in new-generation aircraft.
That’s happening even as older aircraft are being relegated to retirement.
The Air Force has begun to mothball its B-52 bomber fleet, whose aircraft are older than the pilots who fly them.
“That will have a worse effect on morale,” Fanning said.“It’s not just compensation that keeps people in the military. It’s mission.”
All of this uncertainty is having a negative effect, said Fanning.
“Morale is really as bad as I’ve seen it on the civilian side and the uniformed side,” Fanning said.“But it is better than you think it is, and better than we deserve it to be, because we’ve got an amazing mission.”
Sequestration cuts aren’t limited to the Air Force.
The Army is shrinking the number of troops to 380,000. Gen. Raymond Odierno, Army chief of staff, in the same Senate Armed Services Committee hearing, expressed particular concern that force reductions have greatly affected its readiness capability between 2014-2017.
The Marine Corps will be limited to 150,000 troops.
The Navy will be cut three carriers, after already having reduced the number of capital ships to some 260, down from the 600 reached at the peak of the Reagan administration.
New Navy flag officers and executives have been told to begin more cuts under sequestration, in which some 3,000 temporary civilian personnel will be laid off, and base operations will be reduced.
more on this to come
World Net Daily (WND) is as big a hoax as The Onion dumbazz__Maloof is on record admitting that they make sht up.

I think I'll screenshot your post and send it to Glenda Beck c/o The Blaze.

You're truly a moron.
forks_make_us_fa t

Norman, OK

#1028825 Nov 22, 2013
Yeah wrote:
<quoted text>lol! Yep!
After all, reich wingers have no plan to speak of... in public anyway!
My plan is you stop reproducing...

“Peace on Earth”

Since: Sep 08

Location hidden

#1028826 Nov 22, 2013
John Galt wrote:
<quoted text>
the fact that Obama has purged many senior military officers can be evaluated by anyone without reference to conspiracy theorists...
Well, so far you and yours have been batting ZERO in proving that Obama "has purged many senior military officers". The conspiracy theories you people think up are absolutely laughable in their lunacy.
Whatever

Scottsbluff, NE

#1028827 Nov 22, 2013
Realtime wrote:
<quoted text>Highlight away fkface__in my state, with it's sunshine laws, I can request and receive free of change, my county's voters lists or pay $20 for the entire state list. Mickey Mouse, Donald Duck, Goofy, and more are all on those lists in multiples. Pranksters, people simply having a little fun at the expense of others are to blame for most of that so called registration fraud__but mutts like you are too fkn ignert to understand reality.
How about the TeaParty maggot who signed up his dog for the ACA and then called the media.
GFY
LOL,

I Don't Care
forks_make_us_fa t

Norman, OK

#1028828 Nov 22, 2013
When 500 is just to many...

"Days before launch, Obamacare website failed to handle even 500 users"

http://www.reuters.com/article/2013/11/22/us-...

“Peace on Earth”

Since: Sep 08

Location hidden

#1028829 Nov 22, 2013
John Galt wrote:
<quoted text>
Caroline Kennedy was so politically inept that she lost a Senate appointment that was essentially offered to her...lost to an unknown...
No one can say that you don't shout your lies with conviction.

CSMonitor, November 15, 2013

"Caroline Kennedy arrived in Tokyo Friday to take up her official duties as US ambassador, captivating the Japanese people and reassuring the Japanese government of Japan’s enduring importance to the United States."

"In October, Japanese television carried Kennedy’s confirmation hearings live, and this week national broadcaster NHK has been running a series of specials on the Kennedy family."

http://www.csmonitor.com/USA/Foreign-Policy/2...
forks_make_us_fa t

Norman, OK

#1028830 Nov 22, 2013
with Liberal Politics is not about fixing things...its' about winning elections...

'Clever: Obama Delays 2015 ObamaCare Enrollment Until After 2014 Midterm Elections'

http://www.jammiewf.com/2013/clever-obama-del...

Since: Aug 13

Bozeman, MT

#1028831 Nov 22, 2013
Whatever wrote:
<quoted text>
What's in a name? Words and actions says it all. Realtime's politics is about as Far Left as you can get.
What's in a name, indeed.

Hilarious how "Obamacare" has again become a dirty word and almost disappeared from the left wing vocabulary.
Homer

Bethlehem, PA

#1028832 Nov 22, 2013
forks_make_us_fat wrote:
<quoted text>
If 20 million white, conservative, christian, gun toting, duck dynasty loving, and abortion hating people showed up to vote in your district would you let them vote without showing ID?
You've never been to PA have you? This happens every election. Also happens when we go to my wife's for a family get together.

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