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    Quote Originally Posted by SteveW View Post
    ^^^ If the Boy Wonder wins a second term the Dow will tank for sure.
    Or... the Chicago boys will flood the place with freshly printed cash, make our crap worth a pittance, and the DOW will soar.

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    Re: President Obama

    And we are surprised by campaign slogan?

    Dreams From My Father:
    To avoid being mistaken for a sellout, I chose my friends carefully. The more politically active black students. The foreign students. The Chicanos. The Marxist professors and structural feminists and punk-rock performance poets. We smoked cigarettes and wore leather jackets. At night, in the dorms, we discussed neocolonialism, Franz Fanon, Eurocentrism, and patriarchy. When we ground out our cigarettes in the hallway carpet or set our stereos so loud that the walls began to shake, we were resisting bourgeois society’s stifling constraints. We weren’t indifferent or careless or insecure. We were alienated.

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    Werd...



    The unknown celebrity

    The squabbling between political campaigns and the harrumphing of pundits were put in proper perspective at, of all places, the White House Correspondents’ Association dinner — the annual Prom on the Potomac where 2,000 or so media members and movie stars gather to honor the president and admire one another.

    It is customary at this “exclusive” congregation for media organizations to compete for the celebrity “get.” Thus, this year, all were abuzz over the stars, including George Clooney, Diane Keaton, Goldie Hawn, Steven Spielberg and, of course, Kim Kardashian, without whom no shallow occasion would be complete — and finally, Lindsay Lohan.

    Then there was Table 46, one of The Washington Post’s tables, to which I was fortuitously assigned. We were the un-celebrities — writers, editors, Undersecretary of State Bob Hormats, and a military officer who introduced himself as “Bill.”

    He was obviously important. His dress uniform was festooned with medals and ribbons — lots of them. And he had that bearing we recognize in military elites that betrays another kind of space, a private zone where intelligence and readiness keep each other quiet company.

    Bill . . . who did he say?

    Turns out this humble, polite man was Adm. William McRaven, leader of the Joint Special Operations Command that oversaw the raid to kill Osama bin Laden. In a recounting of the eight-month lead-up to the raid, Time magazine features McRaven as part of President Obama’s highly secret, and secretive, inner circle. He’s the guy to whom CIA Deputy Director Michael Morrell was referring when he turned to then-Defense Secretary Leon Panetta in the early planning stages and said, “It’s time to call in the pros.”

    The Obama administration has been taking some flak for touting bin Laden’s killing in a campaign ad, including a barb this week from former Joint Chiefs of Staff chairman Mike Mullen. “I do worry a great deal that this time of year that somehow this gets spun into election politics,” Mullen said in an interview with NBC’s Brian Williams. “I can assure you that those individuals who risk their lives — the last thing in the world that they want is to be spun into that.”

    By Time’s telling, Obama clearly deserves enormous credit for the execution of the bin Laden hit. His measured approach to the exercise was key. There were a hundred ways things could have gone wrong, and waiting for just the right moment was crucial. Whether it is appropriate for Obama to turn the operation into a political instrument is another matter. One special forces officer summed it up to me this way: “A good leader lets his people shine, and that reflects on him without him having to beat his own drum.”

    Reading the Time story, one is reminded that the business of the executive office is far graver than what tends to nourish the daily news cycle. Serious business gets done without notice, thanks in part to the lack of notice. The bin Laden raid was successful largely because no one leaked. Secrets were kept. Highly trained men did their jobs without fanfare.

    “This is what we do,” McRaven told the president, according to Time. “We fly in by helicopters, we assault compounds, we grab the bad guy or whatever is required, and we get out.”

    At one point during the dinner, I thought the president was going to recognize our man, Bill. Obama began his speech by acknowledging that, a year ago, the United States delivered justice to a deserving person. I glanced at McRaven thinking, aha, he’s about to have his well-deserved moment. Instead, the huge screens in the room flashed the face of Donald Trump. It was a setup for a joke.

    I asked McRaven what it’s like to wake up every day and know that you’re the one who brought down bin Laden. Does he open his eyes and think, wow, I did that?

    No, he smiles and shakes his head. “It’s our job. It’s what we do.”


    No one at the dinner posed for a picture with McRaven, except (at my insistence) his hostess for the evening, Post reporter Karen Tumulty. A fifth-grade classmate of McRaven’s, Tumulty persuaded him to attend the dinner.

    As the crowd followed Kardashian down the hall and others grabbed Clooney for one more photo, McRaven slipped out of the room and down a hallway into the night. Just like a year ago after Abbottabad — unnoticed, unrecognized, uncelebrated.

    Ignoring the best while celebrating the least — it’s what we do.
    "The most dangerous myth is the demagoguery that business can be made to pay a larger share, thus relieving the individual. Politicians preaching this are either deliberately dishonest, or economically illiterate, and either one should scare us...
    Only people pay taxes, and people pay as consumers every tax that is assessed against a business."


    -The Gipper


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    So ya think Bill Ayers Obambi is a lying fake? You're wrong. He's a compressor.
    "During an interview in the Oval Office, Obama acknowledged that, while Genevieve was his New York girlfriend, the description in his memoir was a “compression” of girlfriends, including one who followed Genevieve [Cook] when he lived in Chicago,"
    That makes sense, because I use a compressor out in the shop... and it blows a lot of air too.

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    A "compression"?

    What a weird word to use. Okay, I now believe the Alex Jones/Infowars crowd. Obama is very clearly a CIA plant to control the government.

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    That book business here

    http://www.powerlineblog.com/archive...girlfriend.php

    I read parts of that yesterday. What struck me is how clear the man's self absorbtion really is. Normal people dont think like that I dont think. Who really sits around and makes a freaking list of who friends should be or agonizes over what name he should call himself.
    Also..Obama's writing..not the gals seem almost an attempt to define himself..like writing your own wiki entry so therefore its all true.
    Again..normal people I dont think..see themselves as some consumable product that needs such a conscious sales campaign.

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    Open mouth... insert foot.

    Obama Team Accuses GOP of Outsourcing to Manila, Pays Firm that Outsources to Manila

    So he accuses the GOP of outsourcing jobs to Manila for using Verizon....
    While he himself uses a Manila based telemarketing firm to contact donors....
    Oh.. and did I mention he appointed the Verizon CEO to the WH Export Council…??

    Brilliant!

    Last edited by AMDScooter; 05-03-2012 at 02:07 PM.
    "The most dangerous myth is the demagoguery that business can be made to pay a larger share, thus relieving the individual. Politicians preaching this are either deliberately dishonest, or economically illiterate, and either one should scare us...
    Only people pay taxes, and people pay as consumers every tax that is assessed against a business."


    -The Gipper


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    No wonder this narcissistic douchebags two favorite words are me & I...

    AMERICAN NARCISSUS, CTD.
    OBAMA SPEAKS TO TROOPS IN AFGHANISTAN, GIVES SHOUT-OUT TO SELF(VIDEO)


    President Obama gave a shout-out to President Obama during a surprise visit to Afghanistan on Tuesday.

    Speaking to American troops gathered at Bagram Air Base, the president called out the names of several military units “in the house”—who cheered upon hearing their name—before adding: “And we’ve got me in the house.”

    The president did not appear to applaud himself when his name was mentioned. He has a history of impressive self-regard.
    "The most dangerous myth is the demagoguery that business can be made to pay a larger share, thus relieving the individual. Politicians preaching this are either deliberately dishonest, or economically illiterate, and either one should scare us...
    Only people pay taxes, and people pay as consumers every tax that is assessed against a business."


    -The Gipper


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    Re: President Obama

    On today's unemployment report:

    President Barack Obama said he would urge Congress next week to implement "common sense ideas" to accelerate job growth.

    Here's one: resign

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    Quote Originally Posted by jimzinsocal View Post
    On today's unemployment report:

    President Barack Obama said he would urge Congress next week to implement "common sense ideas" to accelerate job growth.

    Here's one: resign
    That's a great idea! Here's another novel idea... pass a budget. It's the law. It's been 3 f*cking years.

    "The most dangerous myth is the demagoguery that business can be made to pay a larger share, thus relieving the individual. Politicians preaching this are either deliberately dishonest, or economically illiterate, and either one should scare us...
    Only people pay taxes, and people pay as consumers every tax that is assessed against a business."


    -The Gipper


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    Re: President Obama

    Quote Originally Posted by jimzinsocal View Post

    President Barack Obama said he would urge Congress next week to implement "common sense ideas" to accelerate job growth.

    Here's one: resign
    HAHAHAHAHA!!!!! Common sense in the same sentence as Congress!!! Mr. President, you're asking the wrong people for those kinds of ideas!

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    Common sense would advise the President to stop the persistant crucifiction of the business sector. For normal people...businesses arent the enemy.
    Stop tormenting companies like Exxon mobil...Gibson Guitar etc.
    Another suggestion? Take Paul Krigman's name off the rolodex.
    Blindly following Keynesian theory aint gonna help. The guy was a socialist and his stuff may work in that setting but not in a near free market society.

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    Re: President Obama

    Obama keeps up pressure on SCOTUS

    http://spectator.org/archives/2012/0...n-threatens-sc

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    Re: President Obama

    Bwahahahahahaha!


    Obama campaign office staff lacks racial diversity, may violate civil rights law


    http://dailycaller.com/2012/05/06/ob...il-rights-law/

    Disparate impact law allows penalties against employers whose apparently color-blind practices unintentionally produce varying outcomes for women, African-Americans or Hispanics.
    Funny you still hear the term "equal opportunity"

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