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
forks_make_us_fa t

Norman, OK

#1098977 Mar 17, 2014
Sports car owners...

Corvette...is a sports car...

people who purchase sports cars are 'less likely to be calm'

people who purchase sports cars are 'more likely than AVERAGE to have lower incomes...'

'Additionally, sports car drivers are overrepresented in two-worker or younger-adult house-holds'

Choo, S., & Patricia L. Mokhtarian.(2004).'What type of Vehicle Do You Drive? The Roll of Attitude and Lifestyle in influencing vehicle type choice'. Transportation Research Part A 38 201–222

two income homes?

“Amor patriae.”

Since: Feb 08

Eastern Oregon

#1098978 Mar 17, 2014
leosnana wrote:
<quoted text>And YOU're chiding him for it, you lugnut. Of course he isn't going to invade, but you "no dog in that fight" act like you would.
Acting has as much to do with the audience as with the performer. That's why Obama does what he does. He's performing for you; liberals, peace freaks, pot smoking slackers.

Since: Mar 14

Orlando, FL

#1098979 Mar 17, 2014
If the Democrats could only accept their party isn't perfect and has made mistakes too - just as Republicans have - we could get on about the business of what's best for the country and all of us.

It's the mindset that most liberals have that their party has done no wrong which makes forums like this necessary.

Someone has to remind them it's not all the Republicans' fault. But they refuse to even entertain the idea.

(But gotta work this afternoon. So later.)
forks_make_us_fa t

Norman, OK

#1098980 Mar 17, 2014
Soccer moms....hahahahahahaahh

Stay at home parent...

Minivan owners...

'...females, homemakers, or age 41–64...'

"They also tend to have higher household incomes as well as lower personal incomes."

Choo, S., & Patricia L. Mokhtarian.(2004).'What type of Vehicle Do You Drive? The Roll of Attitude and Lifestyle in influencing vehicle type choice'. Transportation Research Part A 38 201–222
Yeah

Honolulu, HI

#1098981 Mar 17, 2014
Incognito4Ever wrote:
<quoted text>
As long as he's using his pen and phone to legislate and change the laws, we're going to keep talking about him.
And you don't have to dream about Russia or China taking over America. Obama would like nothing more. He has an aversion to our country being exceptional and the peacekeepers of the world.
lol! What's funny is he isn't no matter how much you state your personal opinion son!

Since: Mar 14

Orlando, FL

#1098982 Mar 17, 2014
RealDave wrote:
<quoted text>
More proof right whiners just don't have the courage to blame themselves for the mess that they know they created under Bush.
The rich have only gotten richer in the past five years. Any explanation?
Yeah

Honolulu, HI

#1098984 Mar 17, 2014
Teaman wrote:
<quoted text>
What on earth does criminal shareholder fraud have to do with a carbon tax?
"...Tell me how a single energy company in one state or grid is at a disadvantage to another energy company in an other area? There is very little competitiveness with power companies....."

As for the carbon tax, you should talk to fetchie about that. fetchis is adamant Enron was at the forefront of the initiative.
forks_make_us_fa t

Norman, OK

#1098985 Mar 17, 2014
What you drive...

"Those who have higher household incomes are also more likely to choose mid-sized cars, but are even more likely to drive luxury cars and SUVs..."

Choo, S., & Patricia L. Mokhtarian.(2004).'What type of Vehicle Do You Drive? The Roll of Attitude and Lifestyle in influencing vehicle type choice'. Transportation Research Part A 38 201–222
Yeah

Honolulu, HI

#1098986 Mar 17, 2014
Incognito4Ever wrote:
If the Democrats could only accept their party isn't perfect and has made mistakes too - just as Republicans have - we could get on about the business of what's best for the country and all of us.
It's the mindset that most liberals have that their party has done no wrong which makes forums like this necessary.
Someone has to remind them it's not all the Republicans' fault. But they refuse to even entertain the idea.
(But gotta work this afternoon. So later.)
Then you reich wingers should go out there and tell Americans how perfect you people are son.

I'm sure you'll have them flocking like rats to your side!

Since: Sep 08

Location hidden

#1098987 Mar 17, 2014
Yeah wrote:
<quoted text>israel now manufactures many of the weapons of war. I think most of the aid is now given in cash, so it eliminates the option to even 'buy US', which was once a stipulation.
I believe (no time this morning to research for sure) that we have a stipulation on the money that we give israel which requires them to use the funds to buy weapons from U.S. manufacturers. When I get a chance, I'll try and find out for sure.

What we really should pull funding until Israel stops settlement construction and withdraws to defensible, and recognizable, boundaries. As it is, we are enabling their bad behavior.

“An Apple a day”

Since: Jun 08

nil carborundum illegitemi

#1098989 Mar 17, 2014
Incognito4Ever wrote:
<quoted text>
The rich have only gotten richer in the past five years. Any explanation?
Why does anyone have to explain that fact of life? That has been the way it has been since time immemorial.
Yeah

Honolulu, HI

#1098992 Mar 17, 2014
USAsince1680 wrote:
<quoted text>
I believe (no time this morning to research for sure) that we have a stipulation on the money that we give israel which requires them to use the funds to buy weapons from U.S. manufacturers. When I get a chance, I'll try and find out for sure.
What we really should pull funding until Israel stops settlement construction and withdraws to defensible, and recognizable, boundaries. As it is, we are enabling their bad behavior.
Israel has developed economically as well as militarily.

I'm pretty sure you're correct on the purchasing on munitions from the United States, but that agreement should shift the conditions on its use. So stopping the construction of settlements is one option.
Grey Ghost

Berryville, VA

#1098993 Mar 17, 2014
John Galt wrote:
<quoted text>
Monica knew that she had to suck the sausage to keep her job, which makes the sex non-consensual........
and lesbian Hillary was more than happy to let someone else service Bill.....
So now amongst other thing you are a sausage sucking expert, no big surprise there. So you know what Monica was thinking? You get dumber by the minute. Do any of you baggers ever think, before you speak?
sonicfilter

Indianapolis, IN

#1098994 Mar 17, 2014
Adam 36 wrote:
<quoted text>
Crimea is now deemed a success?
Why Play Cold War Games in Ukraine?

Is this the new American concept of democracy, that when an elected government makes a major decision many dislike, the people should take to the streets and shut down the capital until the president reverses course or resigns?

President Obama is telling the Yanukovych government to respect the protesters. No violence. But how would Obama react if thousands of Tea Party members established an encampment on the Mall, burned down the DNC, occupied the Capitol and demanded he either repeal Obamacare or resign?

Would Barack Obama negotiate?

Russia has accused us of meddling in Ukraine’s internal affairs.

And when we see the State Department’s Victoria Nuland in Maidan Square egging on the protesters, and hear tape of Nuland discussing with the U.S. ambassador whom we want in the next Ukrainian government, do not the Russians have a point?

Under George W. Bush, our National Endowment for Democracy helped to engineer color-coded revolutions in Serbia, Ukraine, Georgia, and Kyrgyzstan, but it failed in Belarus. We have a long track record of meddling.

And was it not interference in the internal affairs of Ukraine for John McCain to fly to Kiev, go down to Maidan Square, and do his best imitation of Mario Savio in Sproul Plaza?

If the Cold War is over, why are we playing these Cold War games?

http://www.theamericanconservative.com/why-pl...

so...why?

Since: Mar 14

Orlando, FL

#1098995 Mar 17, 2014
Still have a few more minutes...just wanted to ask if some of you knew there were real Men in Black in the 50s and early 60s?

Or if anyone has heard of Phil Schneider, a former government structural engineer, who broke his oath of silence and was found murdered? Or his incredible story?

If so, I'd appreciate any input. Thanks.
forks_make_us_fa t

Norman, OK

#1098996 Mar 17, 2014
this is 1996,,,and what wealthy people drive...

'The typical millionaire (those in the 50th percentile) paid $24,800 for his most recent acquisition."

While 19 percent of millionaires spent less than $19,000 for their latest automobile purchase.

Meanwhile AVG Americans in this same year spent $21,000 for their most recent auto purchase....

37 percent of millionaires purchased USED...

50 percent of surveyed millionaires NEVER PAID MORE THAN $29,000 for a car IN THEIR ENTIRE LIVES.....

80 percent of surveyed millionaires NEVER spent more than $41,300 for their MOST EXPENSIVE automobile...

typical wealth inheritor spent $36K on most expensive automobile in a lifetime...
typical self-made millionaire spent $27,000 on most expensive automobile in lifetime

or...

"...on average, American consumers buy new motor vehicles at a price that is 72 percent of the most that a typical millionaire ever spent on a motor vehicle. Does this give some idea of why do few Americans are millionaires?.

Stanley, T., & William Danko.(1996).'The Millionaire Next Door'. Taylor Trade Publishing : Maryland.
sonicfilter

Indianapolis, IN

#1098997 Mar 17, 2014
For GOP, Congress Is a Pair of Cement Shoes

When I said, in December, that we were “probably at peak Republican,” I hadn’t considered yet the possibility that the GOP might capture the Senate, as now seems more like probable than possible. So let me say it here, now, and emphatically: Winning the Senate isn’t going to accomplish squat for the party; Obama needn’t overly fear the prospect; and — the kicker — success in the legislative branch is actually going to make it harder for Republicans to win the White House in 2016.

Picture it like this.

There are two chambers of Congress.

For Republicans, each is like a cement shoe.

Given the institutional structure of the Senate, wherein rural populations enjoy disproportionate representation, the vulnerability this year of Democratic senators in red states, plus the contemporary practice of gerrymandering House districts, it is now the case that an essentially regional party can win unified control of Congress. It can look like a national party without actually being one.

In practical terms, Republicans can win one chamber of Congress and keep another by running relentlessly on the repeal of Obamacare — but the same stance is probably a net loser nationally.

Similarly with immigration: congressional Republicans cannot take up the issue without dividing their ranks. And yet, as John Feehery has noted, the party’s inability to address immigration is a drag on the party nationally:

[I]f Republicans continue to express disgust with illegal immigration, if they continue to oppose comprehensive immigration reform, if they continue to show disrespect for folks who should be their natural political base, they will be a minority party at the national level, and they will never win back the White House.

There’s no easy way around this. Republicans are in a classic Hellerian catch-22: they’re crazy — and they’d be damn fools to behave any different. Their control of Congress depends, in many ultrasafe Republican districts and several deepest of deep red states, in part on fealty to conservative doctrine that will be problematic for the next GOP presidential contender.

Similarly with immigration: congressional Republicans cannot take up the issue without dividing their ranks. And yet, as John Feehery has noted, the party’s inability to address immigration is a drag on the party nationally:

[I]f Republicans continue to express disgust with illegal immigration, if they continue to oppose comprehensive immigration reform, if they continue to show disrespect for folks who should be their natural political base, they will be a minority party at the national level, and they will never win back the White House.

There’s no easy way around this. Republicans are in a classic Hellerian catch-22: they’re crazy — and they’d be damn fools to behave any different. Their control of Congress depends, in many ultrasafe Republican districts and several deepest of deep red states, in part on fealty to conservative doctrine that will be problematic for the next GOP presidential contender.

....If and when Republicans retake the Senate, the intraparty feud, now simmering, will begin to boil anew. The rightmost flank, flush with victory, will need to be appeased. And the ideological toxicity; the demographics of death; the lack of a viable national standard-bearer — these factors and others will conspire to elect the next President Clinton.

The fact is, we are two countries.

Republicans dominate the smaller one.

The consolation prize, awarded in the off years, is Congress.

http://www.theamericanconservative.com/for-go...
Mr Lib

United States

#1098998 Mar 17, 2014
Incognito4Ever wrote:
<quoted text>
Clinton's administration was solely responsible for breaking down communications and building a wall between the FBI and the CIA after illegally taking donations from the Chinese - "Chinagate".
This is so ludicrous, it barely deserves comment.

There has always been a wall of separation between the CIA and FBI as the danger of combining two super agencies was considered too much of a potential threat.

Furthermore, they don't have to communicate directly. Both pass their information up the chain of command to the president.

Carol going down in flames as always.
sonicfilter

Indianapolis, IN

#1098999 Mar 17, 2014
Incognito4Ever wrote:
Still have a few more minutes...just wanted to ask if some of you knew there were real Men in Black in the 50s and early 60s?
Or if anyone has heard of Phil Schneider, a former government structural engineer, who broke his oath of silence and was found murdered? Or his incredible story?
If so, I'd appreciate any input. Thanks.
is it UFO week on FOX?
forks_make_us_fa t

Norman, OK

#1099000 Mar 17, 2014
Yeah wrote:
<quoted text>"...Tell me how a single energy company in one state or grid is at a disadvantage to another energy company in an other area? There is very little competitiveness with power companies....."
As for the carbon tax, you should talk to fetchie about that. fetchis is adamant Enron was at the forefront of the initiative.
what is the cost per kilowatt for solar energy in California?

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