#51830 Aug 14, 2013
That legacy is driving you crazy. Deal with it loser, Hillary in 2016. Love to see Rand Paul run for the cons.
#51831 Aug 14, 2013
Question: Has the NAACP (National Association for the Advancement of Colored People) ever been less relevant or more of a joke?
"NAACP calls on Justice Dept., Secret Service to investigate rodeo clown flap
The Missouri chapter of the NAACP appealed for the U.S. Department of Justice and the Secret Service to launch an investigation and open a federal case against the rodeo clown who donned a mask of President Obamas face and mocked with the crowd: Do you want to see a bull run down Mr. Obama?
The NAACP says the clown was guilty of inciting violence against the president."
Al Sharpton. Al Sharpton. Calling Al Sharpton. You're on.
Since: May 12
#51832 Aug 14, 2013
'Obama' rodeo stunt leads to sensitivity training for clowns
This week, the Missouri State Fair Commission ordered that officials and contractors hired by the state's rodeo association -- which would include cowboys and clowns -- complete sensitivity training before they are allowed to perform at the state fair again.
the clown, identified by rodeo officials as Tuffy Gessling, received a lifetime ban from performing again at the fair, which receives taxpayer funding.
Gessling was plenty sorry too, according to a post to his Facebook page captured by a local journalist: "I am sorry, I never ment to offend anyone I ment no disrespect to anyone for the joke or jokes I may have said at the rodeo, once agian i never ment to offend or hurt anyone's feelings." (The post was later deleted or made private.)
The aftershocks rippled beyond Gessling, as an attorney for the rodeo association's president, Mark Ficken, said Ficken resigned from the association because it wouldn't ban Gessling from its ranks; the Kansas City Star reported that Ficken, who is also superintendent of the Boonville School District, is being investigated by the school for any possible wrongdoing in the rodeo event.
Lots of people took the incident very seriously.
Do dismiss critics of the event as irrelevant or a joke reveals more about the poster from Chicago than those he was criticizing.
Since: May 12
#51833 Aug 14, 2013
Correction:'To' not 'Do.'
I know how the typo-Nazi from Chicago positively HATES typos, and I surely don't want to upset his delicate sensibilities.
#51834 Aug 14, 2013
The Benghazi attacks (the consulate and the CIA compound) are absolutely not unprecedented even though theyre being treated that way by Republicans who are deliberately ignoring anything that happened prior to Inauguration Day, January 20, 2009.
January 22, 2002. Calcutta, India. Gunmen associated with Harkat-ul-Jihad al-Islami attack the U.S. Consulate. Five people are killed.
June 14, 2002. Karachi, Pakistan. Suicide bomber connected with al-Qaida attacks the U.S. Consulate, killing 12 and injuring 51.
October 12, 2002. Denpasar, Indonesia. U.S. diplomatic offices bombed as part of a string of Bali Bombings. No fatalities.
February 28, 2003. Islamabad, Pakistan. Several gunmen fire upon the U.S. Embassy. Two people are killed.
May 12, 2003. Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. Armed al-Qaida terrorists storm the diplomatic compound killing 36 people including nine Americans. The assailants committed suicide by detonating a truck bomb.
July 30, 2004. Tashkent, Uzbekistan. A suicide bomber from the Islamic Movement of Uzbekistan attacks the U.S. Embassy, killing two people.
December 6, 2004. Jeddah, Saudi Arabia. Al-Qaida terrorists storm the U.S. Consulate and occupy the perimeter wall. Nine people are killed.
March 2, 2006. Karachi, Pakistan again. Suicide bomber attacks the U.S. Consulate killing four people, including U.S. diplomat David Foy who was directly targeted by the attackers.(I wonder if Lindsey Graham or Fox News would even recognize the name David Foy. This is the third Karachi terrorist attack in four years on whats considered American soil.)
September 12, 2006. Damascus, Syria. Four armed gunmen shouting Allahu akbar storm the U.S. Embassy using grenades, automatic weapons, a car bomb and a truck bomb. Four people are killed, 13 are wounded.
January 12, 2007. Athens, Greece. Members of a Greek terrorist group called the Revolutionary Struggle fire a rocket-propelled grenade at the U.S. Embassy. No fatalities.
March 18, 2008. Sanaa, Yemen. Members of the al-Qaida-linked Islamic Jihad of Yemen fire a mortar at the U.S. Embassy. The shot misses the embassy, but hits nearby school killing two.
July 9, 2008. Istanbul, Turkey. Four armed terrorists attack the U.S. Consulate. Six people are killed.
September 17, 2008. Sanaa, Yemen. Terrorists dressed as military officials attack the U.S. Embassy with an arsenal of weapons including RPGs and detonate two car bombs. Sixteen people are killed, including an American student and her husband (they had been married for three weeks when the attack occurred). This is the second attack on this embassy in seven months.
That damn Hillary Clinton knew about this !! LMAO!
#51835 Aug 14, 2013
Military waste under fire /$1 trillion missing -- Bush plan targets Pentagon accounting
Tom Abate, San Francisco Chronicle
Tom Abate, Chronicle Staff Writer
Published 4:00 am, Sunday, May 18, 2003
WHAT HAPPENED TO $1 TRILLION?
Though Defense has long been notorious for waste, recent government reports suggest the Pentagon's money management woes have reached astronomical proportions. A study by the Defense Department's inspector general found that the Pentagon couldn't properly account for more than a trillion dollars in monies spent. A GAO report found Defense inventory systems so lax that the U.S.
Army lost track of 56 airplanes, 32 tanks, and 36 Javelin missile command launch-units.
And before the Iraq war, when military leaders were scrambling to find enough chemical and biological warfare suits to protect U.S. troops, the department was caught selling these suits as surplus on the Internet "for pennies on the dollar," a GAO official said.
#51836 Aug 14, 2013
#51837 Aug 14, 2013
Congress isn't 'exempt' from Obamacare
Republicans certainly want us to think so. Senate Minority Whip John Cornyn (R-Texas) complained about an "outrageous exemption for Congress." The far-right editorial page of the Wall Street Journal and Heritage Foundation president Jim DeMint touted a similar line last week. Over the weekend, Republican media figures, including Bill Kristol and Ana Navaro, repeated the talking point on the Sunday shows, and no one thought to correct them. This morning, in an unusually hysterical piece, a Washington Times columnist suggested the policy might constitute "treason." (No, seriously, that's what it said.)
The point is that in being an obtuse smart-azz Chuck Grassley cut off the Congressional nose to spite the President's face! So now Congress actually has to participate in the health exchanges instead of those cushy cadilliac health plans that they had before. The fact that the GOTP is once again whining when they shot themselves in the foot is just too much!
Is it just me cause the irony here is soooo rich, LMAO!!!
#51838 Aug 14, 2013
First they said Obamacare would create death panels. Then they said the law would cover undocumented immigrants. Now theyre saying President Barack Obama gave Congress a special exemption, so that lawmakers and their staff members arent subject to the law.
The story is everywhere, from the Wall Street Journal editorial page to Fox News. Some high-profile Republicans are in high dudgeon over it. Senate Minority Whip John Cornyn called it an outrageous exemption for Congress. Right-wing groups like FreedomWorks are even more worked up.Ready your pitchforks, one of the groups officials said last week.
As is often the case with these arguments, this one contains an element of truth. Obamacare really does treat congressional employees differently from other people. But thats because of an amendment written by Senator Chuck Grassley, the Iowa Republican. The amendmentalmost certainly a political stunt designed to embarrass the Democratscreated an ambiguity in the law that the Obama administration had to clarify. Last week the administration issued a ruling and, sure enough, it is getting political grief over it. But theres no reason it should.
#51839 Aug 14, 2013
GASP* Republicans created a crisis that they are now blaming on the President? Color me surprised...
#51840 Aug 14, 2013
all you have to do is remind the teabaggers that obama beat out 2 (2 )(two ) GOP presidential candidates in the last 2 (2 )(two ) elections !!
He beat McCain and Romney like a rented mule....LMAO !
Now they boo hoo about it, they want their country back ,,, It's still here......if you dont like Obama's policies,,,,,MOVE TO ANOTHER COUNTRY! LMAO!
#51841 Aug 14, 2013
Republicans Fear Clinton in 2016
Overhearing discussions about Clinton in the hallway outside the RNC meeting, Jorge Landivar, a Ron Paul-backing delegate to the 2012 Republican convention from Texas, chimed in:All the polls say she will destroy anyone that we put up its [f---ng] terrifying. National polling from Quinnipiac University finds that Clinton, the most popular national political figure, would defeat New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie 45 37 percent; Florida Sen. Marco Rubio 50 34 percent and Rep. Paul Ryan 50 38 percent.
And one former Romney aide here warned that grassroots activists pushing for an even more conservative GOP identity could seal the partys fate:If we listen to some of the people here and come back with a hardline conservative in 2016, shell wipe the floor with us.
The teabaggers will be jumping off of bridges after Clinton wins the Presidency....LMAO!
#51843 Aug 14, 2013
Conservatives across the board concerned about a Hillary Clinton run in 2016
So obviously the looming threat of a 2016 Hillary Clinton presidential run is keeping a lot of Republicans, conservatives, Tea Partiers, and Libertarians up long into the night
Will Fox News run any specials on the Republican presidential candidates for 2016, or will any of those candidates find themselves employed by Fox or even given their own show at some point before the election in 2016? Stranger things have happened. Look no further than former presidential candidate and current Fox News employee Mike Huckabee.
#51844 Aug 14, 2013
Republicans Secretly Think Hillary Clinton Will Crush Them In 2016
As Republicans begin to gear up for the 2016 presidential race, GOP insiders have one major concern that wasn't mentioned anywhere in the RNC's autopsy report.
Her name is Hillary Clinton, and Republicans worry that they won't have a shot against her, regardless of what changes the party makes before 2016.
Although most Republican strategists would not go on the record disparaging the party's chances, in private conversations with Business Insider, many savvy GOP insiders conceded that any Republican nominee would face an uphill battle against the former Secretary of State.
"If she runs, it'll be almost impossible, I fear," one Washington-based Republican strategist told Business Insider.
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#51847 Aug 14, 2013
We have not just a president, we have an entire Democrat political party and the American left which thinks that they are so damn special that they cannot be mocked, they cannot be made fun of.
But Obama wiped his ass with McCain and Romney......LMAO!
Hillary will do the same with the next dumbass Republican....LOL!
#51848 Aug 14, 2013
By JOSEPHINE HEARN
| 1/22/07 1:01 PM EDT
As a white liberal running in a majority African American district, Tennessee Democrat Stephen I. Cohen made a novel pledge on the campaign trail last year:
If elected, he would seek to become the first white member of the Congressional Black Caucus.
Now that he's a freshman in Congress, Cohen has changed his plans.
He said he has dropped his bid after several current and former caucus members made it clear to him that whites need not apply.
"I think they're real happy I'm not going to join," said Cohen, who succeeded Rep. Harold Ford, D-Tenn., in the Memphis district.
"It's their caucus and they do things their way.
You don't force your way in.
You need to be invited."
Cohen said he became convinced that joining the caucus would be "a social faux pas" after seeing news reports that former Rep. William Lacy Clay Sr., D-Mo., a co-founder of the caucus, had circulated a memo telling members it was "critical" that the group remain "exclusively African-American."
Other members, including the new chairwoman, Rep. Carolyn Cheeks Kilpatrick, D-Mich., and Clay's son, Rep. William Lacy Clay, D-Mo., agreed.
"Mr. Cohen asked for admission, and he got his answer....
It's time to move on,"
the younger Clay said.
"It's an unwritten rule.
Whites Not Allowed
#51849 Aug 14, 2013
and you got what for all that?
#51850 Aug 15, 2013
Well since you so petty I will be too.
Since when is 17 trillion the same as 16 trillion. I believe we hit the 16 trillion mark during the DNC convention last year. I also think the debt is on pace to reach 22 trillion by 2014. Must be Bush's fault for everything the last 5 years. LOL !
BTW your glorious dems voted for war !
#51851 Aug 15, 2013
Oh, I'm sorry. Seems I forgot to feel sorry, have lower expectations and lower standards for the poor black guy in charge the last 5 years. LOL !
You are a proven racist dumb azz.
#51852 Aug 15, 2013
By the time 2014 rolls around Hillary be laid out to pasture. She wont have the stamina to take on a grueling campaign.
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