The President has failed us

The President has failed us

There are 391520 comments on the Times News story from Jun 9, 2012, titled The President has failed us. In it, Times News reports that:

This week, I decided to list the reasons I would not vote for Barack Obama in the next election.

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garth

Sydney, Australia

#277648 Jun 24, 2014
oh dear

“Take a deep breath”

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Since: Dec 12

Let it out

#277649 Jun 24, 2014
NTRPRNR1 wrote:
<quoted text> This is what is at the root of the problem. The plutocrats who RULE us don't care what color you are. They have nothing whatsoever in common with you simply because of your skin color. You're easily deluded about that and mistakenly believe you're part of the ruling class because you're white. Seriously? Abso-fkn-lutely no way, DP.
If you have something to bring to the table (money, intellect, connections, title or credential) you may occasionally be included, but your skin color means nothing to the ruling elite. They are content to mingle with every skin color and from every ethnic origin so long as there is an exchange that is advantageous and beneficial. Once upon a time in America, white people filled that role for other white people of power at a time when there was a strong need for a managerial class and the contributions of skilled and educated labor that was trained and educated right here at home. Most of that labor pool were white folks.
This is the new global economy, DP. Get with the program. The ruling elite hail from all corners of the world and come in every skin color. That the majority of billionaires in America are white is just a function of history TO DATE. That means nothing for you and yours, DP. Nothing. Nobody in power cares about the middle class. They no longer see or care about a middle class - much less what color it is.
Those who rule educate their children separate from yours. They segregate themselves from you so that they never have to know or understand you.(See Mitt Romney for further details). The "chosen ones" are those who provide the most profit with their labor. If that happens to be illegal Hispanics from Latin America, they're in favor. If it happens to be the burgeoning middle class in China who produced goods less expensively than those white and black folks in America, they're the current favored people.
We only have each other - Americans of every political persuasion and skin color who were not born to the manor. We'd better find the tools to unify and stand as a collective body against subservience. Anyhow, that's how I see it. Suit yourself.
You talk too much. Everything you said is right out of the communist indoctrination pocket book. There is no utopia in socialism. Especially for a real American who loves his freedom and hates seeing the government giving to charity. If there is to be a Bolshevik style Revolution here in the USA, I'm taking sides with the ones who can afford best guns and ammo.

Since: Mar 11

St. Croix valley

#277650 Jun 24, 2014
-Dont Panic- wrote:
<quoted text>
You talk too much. Everything you said is right out of the communist indoctrination pocket book. There is no utopia in socialism. Especially for a real American who loves his freedom and hates seeing the government giving to charity. If there is to be a Bolshevik style Revolution here in the USA, I'm taking sides with the ones who can afford best guns and ammo.
the ones who make easy money raising fictional cattle?

too funny, pal.....too funny.

you still have yet to regale us with tales of your days as a super secret double agent...

“Try Reuters.”

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Since: Mar 07

Location hidden

#277651 Jun 24, 2014
-Dont Panic- wrote:
<quoted text>
You talk too much. Everything you said is right out of the communist indoctrination pocket book. There is no utopia in socialism. Especially for a real American who loves his freedom and hates seeing the government giving to charity. If there is to be a Bolshevik style Revolution here in the USA, I'm taking sides with the ones who can afford best guns and ammo.
What's the communist indoctrination pocket book? LOL I've never heard of that. And, if there is such a thing, how does it relate to a utopia in socialism? Have you mixed up communism and socialism in that pot fueled brain of yours? Bummer, DP. You're terribly confused from what you just posted here. It's "too much" because you're unable to digest more than a couple of lines of text at a time. Now, we both know why that is, and so does everybody else here on the thread.

You hate to see the government "giving to charity". Okie dokie. Opinion duly noted.

Nevertheless, since you're taking sides with the ones who can afford best guns and ammo, I'll consider you a tool of government.

I highly recommend that you stop using whatever comes in the packages Stan sends. I don't think it's all he says it is. The longer you hang out with the fool, the more you start to think like him. It's creepy.

Nighty night.
King Clutch

Ottumwa, IA

#277652 Jun 24, 2014
Oh looky, the commie Liberal/Progressives now have their very own board game!

Boring Liberals Ruin Everything

Grievancemongers take on Cards Against Humanity

Have you ever played the party game Cards Against Humanity, noticed that a few of the cards were somewhat darkly humored and politically incorrect, and then decided to complain about it in a public forum? You’re not alone.

This actually happened, and one of the game’s co-creators publicly apologized after someone complained in a “viral Tumblr post” about a card that was deemed “transphobic.” Charlie Cooke explains why this is utterly ridiculous, as anyone familiar with the game ought to realize.

For those unfamiliar with the game, Cards Against Humanity is a party game created by drunk millennials for other drunk millennials. Buzzfeed has numerous listicles celebrating the game’s absurdity. Basically, it is Mad Libs for the deranged, with the goal being to create shocking, highly offensive, and (presumably) humorous word combinations.

This point appears to be lost on, of all people, Cards of Humanity co-creator Max Temkin:

“We talk about the idea of ‘punching up, not punching down’ all the time,” Temkin said.“It’s something that we stand behind: making fun of those power structures, because they’re already powerful. Making jokes about rapes, making jokes about trans people, they don’t have the same cultural power.”

To that end, some of the newer cards have a decidedly social-justice-friendly edge: You can now play “heteronormativity,”“the patriarchy” and “white privilege.”

Fine, if boring liberals and the perpetually aggrieved insist on imposing their ruthlessly self-important/humorless standards on a game that is literally designed to shock and offend—cards include “Two midgets shitting in a bucket,”“smallpox blankets,” and “Auschwitz,” to name a few—there should be a Cards Against Humanity expansion pack just for them.
King Clutch

Ottumwa, IA

#277653 Jun 24, 2014
Basic Rules

1. Begin a normal round of Cards Against Humanity.

2. As the white cards are being dealt, the dealer is encouraged to lead the group in a call-and-response session.(“Speak truth!/ To power!” is one of our favorites.)

3. Before a black card is selected and read by the dealer, each player must write a “Privilege Check,” which will be passed to left in the first round, to the right in the second, and then alternating accordingly until the 10th round, when players are permitted to write checks to individuals not participating in the game—living, dead, or imaginary. The goal is to allow each player to acknowledge their privileges, and to serve as a physical reminder of the real debts (both monetary and otherwise) they owe to society. For example:

4. After each player lays down a white card, the dealer will read each one aloud, and flip the hourglass to initiate a 90-second debate regarding each card’s potential to offend a marginalized group. Please consult the Bloomberg Industrial Grievance Index for up-to-date grievance valuations.

5. Dealer shall ring the bell to mark the conclusion of the debating session, and request a show of hands to determine the most offensive card played that round. Simple majority wins. In the event of a tie, the dealer shall cast the deciding vote.

6. The most offensive card of the round, as determined by the community of players, will be ceremoniously burned in the General Electric Hate-sinner-ater™(green compliant, sold separately). The player who played the offending card will be aggressively shunned for the next five rounds, at which point that player may issue a sincere apology. None of this “I apologize if I offended you” stuff. Alternatively, the group may vote to accept 15 Privilege Checks in lieu of an apology. Repeat offenders will be ejected from the game, and their cards distributed evenly among the community of players.

7. The dealer will determine which of the remaining cards wins the round. The player who played the winning card shall receive a 90-second critique from each member of the group. The winner shall do his best to empathize with the those who lost and think about what he could have done differently. The player is encouraged, though not required, to submit a written apology for the Official Record.

8. Each player will have three minutes to discuss what they learned during the round, after which the group shall reflect on how society could incorporate these lessons as part of a national discussion about bigotry. Privilege Checks issued at the beginning of the round will be read aloud and discussed. If a simple majority concurs, the dealer may initiate a 15-second “free session” during which players are invited to laugh.

9. After one round has been completed, the new dealer will ring the bell three times, and call a vote on whether or not to keep playing. The group must have unanimous consent to move forward. If one player votes to end the game, the game is over.

10. Have fun!
King Clutch

Ottumwa, IA

#277656 Jun 24, 2014
While our Veterans die slowly, the Dems/Progressives are more worried about the successful shooting of Grey's Anatomy in a VA facility than keeping people alive.
Quirky

Denver, CO

#277657 Jun 24, 2014
woodtick57 wrote:
<quoted text>the ones who make easy money raising fictional cattle?
too funny, pal.....too funny.
you still have yet to regale us with tales of your days as a super secret double agent...
You really enjoy your disgruntled , Angry clueless ass persona don`t you!
King Clutch

Ottumwa, IA

#277658 Jun 24, 2014
Vets: VA’s Care of Veterans Impeded by Filming of TV Series, Conference

Conference included party planning tips,‘What Color is Your Personality?’ session

The filming of a TV series that took over the entire second floor of a Los Angeles VA center and conferences attended by VA health care providers—which included topics on how to plan a party—contributed to the delay of care for veterans, according to interviews with VA staffers and veterans.

‘Grey’s Anatomy’ filming site one of VA centers cited in audit

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Since: Mar 11

St. Croix valley

#277659 Jun 24, 2014
Quirky wrote:
<quoted text>
You really enjoy your disgruntled , Angry clueless ass persona don`t you!
no, i enjoy the real world, facts and rationale...you should try it at least once before your carcass rots...

“Club Fed or Camp Cupcake?”

Since: Oct 10

White-Collar Minimum-Security

#277660 Jun 24, 2014
Mississippi GOP Plays Games With Black Votes
http://www.thedailybeast.com/articles/2014/06...
In a brutal Deep South Republican primary runoff the establishment candidate’s campaign is asking black Democratic voters to break the law to fight off the Tea Party.

Fifty years after the Freedom Summer, black voters in Mississippi are expected to face challenges once again when they go to vote in the Republican Senate runoff between six-term incumbent Thad Cochran and Tea Party challenger Chris McDaniel. In a state with perhaps the most complex and ugliest history of racism in the union, one that has become a symbol of all that is wrong and backwards with the United States, African Americans still have to worry when they show up to vote Tuesday, but it’s much more complicated this time.

“Club Fed or Camp Cupcake?”

Since: Oct 10

White-Collar Minimum-Security

#277661 Jun 24, 2014
The Cochran-McDaniel ad wars: A closer look
http://www.politico.com/story/2014/06/thad-co...
The Mississippi GOP primary runoff between U.S. Sen. Thad Cochran and state Sen. Chris McDaniel has seen both outside groups and the campaigns themselves get locked into an advertising war centered on two big issues: federal spending and the conservative credentials of both candidates.

Should voters on Tuesday give another six years to a senator who’s brought billions of dollars in spending from Washington? Or should the keys be handed over to an attorney and former radio host who promises to be a real conservative representing the nation’s poorest state?

“Club Fed or Camp Cupcake?”

Since: Oct 10

White-Collar Minimum-Security

#277662 Jun 24, 2014
Chris McDaniel Campaigns With Bizarre Obama Conspiracy Theorist
http://www.motherjones.com/mojo/2014/06/chris...
Tea party favorite Chris McDaniel spent the final weekend before Tuesday's Mississippi Republican senatorial run-off campaigning with a conspiracy theorist who has alleged that President Barack Obama is a "Manchurian candidate" working as part of a secret plan to "destroy the country."

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#277663 Jun 24, 2014
Agents of Corruption wrote:
Mississippi GOP Plays Games With Black Votes
http://www.thedailybeast.com/articles/2014/06...
In a brutal Deep South Republican primary runoff the establishment candidate’s campaign is asking black Democratic voters to break the law to fight off the Tea Party.
Fifty years after the Freedom Summer, black voters in Mississippi are expected to face challenges once again when they go to vote in the Republican Senate runoff between six-term incumbent Thad Cochran and Tea Party challenger Chris McDaniel. In a state with perhaps the most complex and ugliest history of racism in the union, one that has become a symbol of all that is wrong and backwards with the United States, African Americans still have to worry when they show up to vote Tuesday, but it’s much more complicated this time.
Last I heard AP had declared Cochran the winner in Mississippi with African-American turnout up threefold in some areas.

Looks like the GOP took the tea party down with black votes.

Something almost poetic about that.

Thad Cochran wins GOP Senate nod in Mississippi

http://www.usatoday.com/story/news/politics/e...

“Club Fed or Camp Cupcake?”

Since: Oct 10

White-Collar Minimum-Security

#277664 Jun 24, 2014
44 Sunni prisoners killed as Iraqi violence spreads
http://www.therecord.com/news-story/4584083-4...
"Those people were detainees who were arrested in accordance with Article 4 terrorism offences," he said, referring to Iraqi anti-terrorism legislation that gives security forces extraordinary arrest powers. "They were killed inside the jail by the policemen before they withdrew from the station last night."

The killings fit the pattern of death squads during the sectarian violence in 2006 and 2007 at the height of the U.S.-led invasion.

The fighting in Baqouba was particularly worrying, because it represented the closest that the Islamic insurgents and their allies have come to the capital. Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki has encouraged what he has said are hundreds of thousands of volunteers — nearly all of them Shiites — to join with Shiite militias in the defence of Iraq against the Sunni extremists.

“Club Fed or Camp Cupcake?”

Since: Oct 10

White-Collar Minimum-Security

#277665 Jun 24, 2014
Senate OKs First Openly Gay Black Federal Judge
http://abcnews.go.com/Politics/wireStory/sena...
The Senate for the first time confirmed an openly gay black man to a top-level federal judgeship on Tuesday, voting 98-0 to make Darrin Gayles a district court judge in Florida.
garth wrote:
oh dear

“Club Fed or Camp Cupcake?”

Since: Oct 10

White-Collar Minimum-Security

#277666 Jun 24, 2014
Filibuster Reform Shrinking Judicial Vacancies
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/06/16/fili...
Seven months after curbing filibusters, Democrats are aggressively pushing President Barack Obama's judicial nominees through the Senate, speeding the pace of confirmations and shrinking vacancies on the federal bench to their lowest level since days after Obama took office.

“Club Fed or Camp Cupcake?”

Since: Oct 10

White-Collar Minimum-Security

#277667 Jun 24, 2014
Vermont judge is on fast track to confirmation
http://www.rutlandherald.com/article/20140623...
Vermont Supreme Court Justice Geoffrey Crawford is on a fast track to confirmation to Vermont’s federal court.

Crawford was nominated by President Barack Obama on May 19 and was unanimously approved by the Senate Judiciary Committee on June 12. Sen. Patrick Leahy says the full Senate could confirm Crawford as early as Tuesday.

“you know i know”

Since: Oct 07

denver

#277668 Jun 24, 2014
Agents of Corruption wrote:
NAACP will monitor Tea Party poll watchers
http://www.usatoday.com/story/news/politics/e...
"Only poll workers have the right to question a voter, and questions from anyone else will be seen as a form of voter intimidation,'' he said.
Mississippi Secretary of State's office and the state Attorney General's office said state officials will monitor polling places Tuesday. Officials sent out guidelines Monday for poll watchers, including how far they must stand outside polling sites.
anyone remember the club carrying black dirtbags in Pa.?

“you know i know”

Since: Oct 07

denver

#277669 Jun 24, 2014
American Lady wrote:
<quoted text>
WHY did you say THIS about me ...???
'I' did NOT 'write' the piece ...
I "only" put it here for others to read ...
NO 'deep end' for me :)
maybe I missed yur attribution..........

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