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
WOW

Bronx, NY

#933181 Jun 27, 2013
Frederick Douglass, John Brown, Harriet Tubman Didn't Turn Themselves In, Why Should Edward Snowden?Is NSA leaker Edward Snowden not a “respectable” dissident and whistleblower because he violated the law and refused to turn himself in? Is that a stupid question? Should Harriet Tubman, Frederick Douglass and John Brown have turned themselves in?If there's one thing House tea party Republicans, liberal Senate Democrats, the White House and corrupt TV talking heads from Fox to MSNBC all agree on, it's that Edward Snowden is an ungrateful thief with an exaggerated sense of his own importance. The fact that Snowden is no heroic whistleblower, is proved they say, by his not going through legal channels, by his theft of government and proprietary secrets, by his wilfull violation of confidentiality oaths and federal laws, and most of all by Snowden's international flight, and his completely unreasonable refusal to turn himself in for possible life imprisonment and likely torture.

SNOWDEN is what BLACKS used to be FREEDOM FIGHTERS,SEEKERS OF JUSTICE FREEDOM IS THE ENEMY OF THE STATE

“Often imitated”

Since: Jul 07

never duplicated

#933182 Jun 27, 2013
Nuculur option wrote:
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You forgot. It passed the Supreme Court, which you nitwits were certain it would fail. HAHA
Your Obamaphobia is duly noted.
I never claim it would fail, liar. But that has nothing to do with emorons post.
Patriot

Boulder, CO

#933183 Jun 27, 2013
James Corbett talks to Press TV about the Snowden manhunt and how it is detracting from both the content of the documents that he leaked and the fact that another NSA whistleblower, Russ Tice, has stepped forward with startling new revelations about NSA wiretapping.

http://intellihub.com/2013/06/26/media-ignori...
WOW

Bronx, NY

#933184 Jun 27, 2013
Political Crossover: The Troubling Emergence of "Black Reaganism"The nation’s top Black Reaganite is quite open about his admiration for “The Gipper.” President Obama takes every opportunity to praise his racist, reactionary predecessor, and to emulate his politics. So do lots of Democrats of all colors. The truth is,“Reaganism never really left – it merely flowed through the pipelines of neoliberalism.”
During the 1976 Republican Presidential Primaries, then-candidate Ronald Reagan coined the term "Welfare Queen" as he detailed the story of an African-American woman from Chicago who was arrested after using multiple identities to collect over $150,000 worth of welfare benefits. Reagan's story had a purpose: to establish a connection between the "evils of taxation" and the consequences of "illegitimate" welfare programs that "rewarded laziness," and to relay this to an American electorate poised to identify a scapegoat for what they viewed as a "dying nation." The engine behind this message was the Republican Party's overtly racist "Southern Strategy," which formulated a conscious effort to "appeal to racist whites" who Republicans believed "could never forgive the Democratic Party for its support of civil rights and voting rights for Blacks." Reagan's implication, while purposely misleading, was ripe for the taking and tapped into America's deep-seated culture of white supremacy, misogyny, and classism – prompting a public discussion over social welfare programs and the need for higher levels of "personal responsibility" from those who relied on such.
Buroc Millhouse Obama

Newington, CT

#933185 Jun 27, 2013
Whatever wrote:
GM, remember the automaker we bailed out is now "bailing" on the United States building a plant in MEXICO
More evidence that Obama and the left are sellouts, raping the American taxpayer. Solyndra anyone?
Aunt Bettie Lou

Orlando, FL

#933186 Jun 27, 2013
sonicfilter wrote:
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Meet the group the IRS actually denied: Democrats!
http://www.salon.com/2013/05/15/meet_the_grou...
'fair and balanced' didn't tell you that?
This article not only proves Fox is, in fact, fair and balanced but clarifies your argument.

WASHINGTON – Leaders of progressive groups say they, too, faced long delays in getting the Internal Revenue Service to approve their applications tax-exempt status but were not subjected to the same level of scrutiny that tea party groups complained about.

The revelation that such a wide array of groups may have received extra scrutiny is threatening to undercut the narrative of some Republican lawmakers that the IRS targeted enemies of the president during last year's presidential election.

Karen Kraushaar, a spokeswoman for the inspector general, however, said the term "tea party" included instructions to forward such cases to other agents for additional review. There were no such instructions accompanying the term "Progressive," she said.

http://www.foxnews.com/us/2013/06/26/progress...

Your sources always forget the balanced part and, therefore, the fair part too.
WOW

Bronx, NY

#933187 Jun 27, 2013
Fast forward thirty-two years – a period that witnessed the unveiling of neoliberalism, historic welfare drawbacks at the hands of a Democratic President (Clinton), and a disastrous eight years under the George W. Bush administration – to the election of America's "first Black President." For a nation whose history is littered with the horrors of genocide, slavery, and Jim Crow, Barack Obama's ascendancy to the highest office was an incredibly symbolic victory over a shameful past – a seemingly giant leap over the obstruction of institutionalized racism. While not specifically elaborated on, one could not help but recognize the campaign motto of "hope and change" as having a firm foundation in bridging the country's racial divide. To many Americans, electing a Black man to the White House equaled a proverbial cutting of the ribbon – the official opening to a "post-racial America," ready for the business of not only bridging this divide, but also of finally addressing the collective disenfranchisement of a Black population still feeling the effects of a horrible past.

“Reagan stepped up the war on drugs, which was really a war against people of color.”

It is no secret that Reaganism, in its original form, was especially unkind to the Black community. "The Reagan legacy is replete with examples of disrespect and outright hostility towards African-Americans," writes David Love in The Grio. "As governor of California, Ronald Reagan signed the Mulford Act , which prohibited the public carrying of firearms. The law was passed specifically as a direct response to the Black Panther Party." On the campaign trail, Reagan courted openly racist Dixiecrats in the South, championed the States Rights platform which was responsible for Jim Crow, and even referred to the historic Voting Rights Act as "humiliating to the South." While in office, Reagan "stepped up the war on drugs, which was really a war against people of color; waged an assault on labor unions ; cut programs of importance to African Americans; slashed low income housing under HUD and social programs such as Medicaid and food stamps that disproportionately impacted black people; attacked the government's civil rights infrastructure; sought to gut the Voting Rights Act and affirmative action; and waged war on the tiny Caribbean nation of Grenada. Reagan even befriended the white supremacist government in South Africa, and vetoed a bill to impose sanctions against the apartheid regime."
TheIndependentMa jority

London, KY

#933188 Jun 27, 2013
Death of Tenzing wrote:
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"Earned Income" is kinda the giveaway there. So they and their employer has paid payroll taxes in order to qualify for any credit.
Giveaway it is.

Too bad duh new an impwoved IRS is too lacking in math skills to figure that out.

Forget this robbinghoodietic MORE stealing from the above table working class people...they new and impwoved IRS OUGHT to tappped into the Check drawers and givvernment fweeriders system-and RECOUPING back from those who only take from that which givveth continually.

As in..living off the givverment social welfare programs (those who worked lifetimes and contributed and retirees excluded)...NO more takey---time to GIVE back to that from which they taketh!!!!!!!!!!
WOW

Bronx, NY

#933189 Jun 27, 2013
It would seem far-fetched to attempt to establish a connection between the Reaganism of the 1980s and the emerging Black leaders of today. However, in reality, Reaganism never really left – it merely flowed through the pipelines of neoliberalism, gaining a near-omnipresence within America's socio-political structure. Considering its permeation through the 1990s into what was once considered the opposition – the Democratic Party – it only makes sense that this process would eventually reach outlying components of the former center-left.

“Obama has never shied away from his admiration for the former President.”

Symbolic victories don't always translate into real change. An Obama presidency, unfortunately, has proven to be no exception. In true Reaganesque fashion, Obama immediately "brought corporate executives into the White House, reached out to the U.S. Chamber of Commerce and made compromise his new watchword. He also signed a surprise $858 billion tax cut that would have made Reagan weep with joy, and huddled with Reagan's former White House chief of staff Ken Duberstein for lessons learned when the Gipper governed amid economic troubles." Besides appointments and policies, Obama has never shied away from his admiration for the former President. In a January 2011 op-ed in the USA Today, Obama lauded Reagan for "his leadership in the world," his "gift for communicating his vision for America," and his ability to "recognize the American people's hunger for accountability and change." In a 2010 speech, Obama told a newspaper editorial board in Nevada, "I think Ronald Reagan changed the trajectory of America in a way that, you know, Richard Nixon did not and in a way that Bill Clinton did not (by tapping into) what people were already feeling, which is - We want clarity, we want optimism."

Since: May 11

Chambersburg, PA

#933190 Jun 27, 2013
Buroc Millhouse Obama wrote:
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You obviously aren't very savvy. Sure, a moron who wants to be able to say "Oh Boy! I have solar", will agree with you, but any business minded person knows that anything with a payback period of over five (to TWENTY) years is not a slam dunk.
You are an idiot. You have no frikkin clue what you are talking about. You don't know shit. You are just a googler, that "repeats", period.
You are wrong, again, nerd.
I know what I am talking about. Don't project your ignorance onto me.

The current payback period is what is keeping many from going the way of solar.

Businesses have installed solar.

I never said the decision was a slam dunk for everyone.

I said Galt was an idiot for claiming it did not work outside the Southwest.

Try to keep up.

“Often imitated”

Since: Jul 07

never duplicated

#933191 Jun 27, 2013
sonicfilter wrote:
<quoted text>
Meet the group the IRS actually denied: Democrats!
http://www.salon.com/2013/05/15/meet_the_grou...
'fair and balanced' didn't tell you that?
Liberals are always trying to cheat the system.

Post the first paragraph of that article.
WOW

Bronx, NY

#933192 Jun 27, 2013
While Obama spent time immortalizing Reagan, Black Americans – fresh off their symbolic and historic "victory" – remained stifled under the mounting economic crisis. Today, in the fifth year of the "first Black presidency," the results are in:

Black unemployment remains double that for whites.

The median income gap between white and black households has hit a record high.

Blacks have half the access to health care as whites.

The gap in homeownership is wider today than it was in 1990.

African-Americans are twice as likely as whites to have suffered foreclosure.

Net wealth for Black families dropped by 27.1 percent during the recession.

One in 15 African-American men is incarcerated, compared with one in 106 white men.

Blacks make up 38 percent of inmates in state and federal prisons.

Although only 13.8 percent of the U.S. population, African-Americans represent 27 percent of those living below the poverty line.

African-Americans are the only demographic group with higher unemployment today than when Obama took office. White unemployment dropped from 7.1 percent in January 2009 to 6.8 percent in February 2013. Hispanic unemployment dropped from 10.0 percent to 9.6 percent. But African-American unemployment rose from 12.7 percent to 13.8 percent during that time.

The Black teen jobless rate hit a staggering 39.3 percent in July 2012.
Whatever

Gering, NE

#933193 Jun 27, 2013
sonicfilter wrote:
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reality?
so tell me....where is the evidence that the social conservatives, of any ilk, of that era supported civil rights?
so you folks just keep offering up opinions based on....what?
Dancing on the head of a pin.

Couldn't win with Dems causing that pesky fillbuster-eh?

“Often imitated”

Since: Jul 07

never duplicated

#933194 Jun 27, 2013
RealDave wrote:
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I am correct.
The return on solar panels is still over 20 years.(last I read).
There is a local group that looks at alternative power generation. Many have panels & their net effect is they make money from the electric company.
I am stating obvious facts. People can put panels on their roofs in the Northeast & produce enough electricity to cover their usage.
The idea you & galt don't know this just indicates how uninformed you are on the subject.
Knowing more that you right whiners doesn't make me a know-it-all. It just makes be the typical informed person because you people obviously do't know sh*t.
That roi is original investment only. Whats the annual maintenance costs?

Since: Oct 12

Location hidden

#933195 Jun 27, 2013
Buroc Millhouse Obama wrote:
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and I bet you are the first to whine about sockpuppets, right, sockpuppet.
DFL.
Hypocrisy!
Whatever

Gering, NE

#933196 Jun 27, 2013
Aunt Bettie Lou wrote:
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This article not only proves Fox is, in fact, fair and balanced but clarifies your argument.
WASHINGTON – Leaders of progressive groups say they, too, faced long delays in getting the Internal Revenue Service to approve their applications tax-exempt status but were not subjected to the same level of scrutiny that tea party groups complained about.
The revelation that such a wide array of groups may have received extra scrutiny is threatening to undercut the narrative of some Republican lawmakers that the IRS targeted enemies of the president during last year's presidential election.
Karen Kraushaar, a spokeswoman for the inspector general, however, said the term "tea party" included instructions to forward such cases to other agents for additional review. There were no such instructions accompanying the term "Progressive," she said.
http://www.foxnews.com/us/2013/06/26/progress...
Your sources always forget the balanced part and, therefore, the fair part too.
Sonic had this up just two days ago. The Tea Party and Patriot groups were always 4882(think I got the number correct)- this seems to be code for dead file.

No Progressive files labeled as such.
WOW

Bronx, NY

#933197 Jun 27, 2013
Freedom Rider: The World Says Yes to Snowden, No to Obama
The United States is pitching an international fit, a super-tantrum over much of the refusal of much of the world to let Washington have its way with Edward Snowden. However, America’s “harangues and threats had the opposite effect of making Snowden sympathetic and irritating nations already angry with American arrogance.”No one likes a bully and no one likes a liar. The United States government is surely both because other nations have no problem openly treating it with the disdain it deserves. The saga of Edward Snowden provides the latest proof of the disrespect that America has brought upon itself. Its tantrums and rants mean little to anyone outside of the USA bubble.

Snowden is the NSA whistle blower who presented proof to the world that the United States is a lawless nation which treats its own citizens as enemies. The response to his revelations proves that the American people have no friends in Washington, not in the White House or Congress or on either side of the political aisle.

No Surprize

Seminole, FL

#933198 Jun 27, 2013
Whatever wrote:
Witness at Zimmerman trial
Jeantel: Calling someone a "creepy-ass cracker" is not offensive.
Rachel Jeantel is a complete idiot. The states star witness. LMFAO... She will win Zimmerman the Tray Martin' case..

It's the culture...

“Constitutionalis t”

Since: Dec 10

Conroe, TX

#933199 Jun 27, 2013
sonicfilter wrote:
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this is all i need to know.
Eight in ten voters agree that the special session should be focused on issues like ”education, jobs, and economy instead of bringing up social issues like abortion”; 71 percent think that the Governor and the legislature should spend less time passing laws restricting abortion. Again, both Independent and Republican voters share this view.
http://www.lrl.state.tx.us/scanned/archive/20...
Education... yes. We need to get the so-called "progressives" destroying our education system out.

Jobs and economy... Texas is doing great. Maybe you idiots should come down here and see how we're doing it.

If you know someone who wants a job, send them to Texas.

If you know a company that is being strangeled in a Democrat-communist-red state, send them to Texas.
TheIndependentMa jority

London, KY

#933200 Jun 27, 2013
Yeah wrote:
<quoted text>That's what solar is... a newer technology.
Aid is already given to oil drillers.
But it's not a topic cons like to discuss.
I wasn't questioning for any more info on more solar anything FAILURES (and any idoit SHOULD know solar has realllllly been around Quite awhile and is actually NOT anything new, not anything new at all--see Kat man do--and do NOT whine to the rest of the world about the LACK of efficient energy as the result of they solar ways and non means.

Nor was I requesting any info on the well known subsidies practices in place and given to the oil business. Nothing new there either.

I WAS however, questioning the obvious two step jive dance around implementing solid pipeline infrastructures for the good of ALL America--not Just for "top" democraptic cronyistTic campaign donors, but for ALL of America-as in NOT just some!!

Good, solid, researched and ready to go--KEYSTONE PIPE LINE from Canada to TX ??? And the problem with that is??????????

Talk about what CONS don't want to talk about......

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