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Old 02-16-2011, 03:02 PM   #781
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And this is you over-reacting to an over-reaction about a bad cartoon. You're part of the problem, buddy boy

Does it ever get deafeningly loud in the bile-filled echo chamber you live in?
Wow. You're really losing me.

How am I over-reacting? There are people in this thread, posters on numerous left-wing websites and personalities in the MSM calling this cartoon racist, which it clearly is not. You have Larry O'Donnell (not that anyone listens to him) devoting 7 minutes to this last night in a self-righteous monologue about how the thing is racist and evil and somehow mean because they're drawn cartoon-like. I don't recall people getting this upset over a cartoon when Bush was president, and the vile way he was depicted. I don't recall the recent calls for the lynching of Justice Thomas or the recent attack on Herman Cain as a "monkey" and other black conservatives simply as "Uncle Toms" and "being subservient to white masters" (a notion about which people in this very forum have said is accurate) as being denounced as forcefully as a damn cartoon. Where were you?

This is the 2012 strategy. No, this is the left. A caricature of the Obamas- racist. O'Reilly's interview- racist, says Bill Maher. Truly racist attacks on black conservatives- wait, what?

But thanks for pointing out my over-reaction, buddy boy.
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You have Larry O'Donnell (not that anyone listens to him)
Then why are we even talking about him?
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There are people in this thread, posters on numerous left-wing websites and personalities in the MSM calling this cartoon racist, which it clearly is not. You have Larry O'Donnell (not that anyone listens to him) devoting 7 minutes to this last night in a self-righteous monologue about how the thing is racist and evil and somehow mean because they're drawn cartoon-like.


you know, i don't watch much Fox News. perhaps you, too, should cut down on media that makes you angry? it's the only political card you ever play. what about actual issues?

Obama has clearly stood above the fray in matters like this, and since you'd like to see him defeated in 2012, why don't you focus on actual political arguments to make the case for why he should be defeated?
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I watched MSNBC last night and O'Donnell had this whole segment inditing 'The Right" using this one stupid cartoon.

You had one odd ball cartoonist that drew this, and some guy that published it.

I don't see how this has anything more to do with anyone more than those two people and/or the people that choose to join them and defend it.
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Does it ever get deafeningly loud in the bile-filled echo chamber you live in?
Let's try and keep this thread on topic and insult-free. Comments like this aren't exactly going to encourage a measured, reasonable response.
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That she's an effective attack dog, "a direct counterpoint to the liberal feminist agenda for America," as McCain gloated on FOX. That's her real attraction, not her uterus. A culture warrior's attack dog. She's used by them and she also uses them. Grrrly-grrrl power, it's why Paglia slobbers all over her.


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"I am still thinking of leading this country. I am still thinking about it. I haven't made up my mind. We hired a chief of staff because Todd is getting tired of doing it for me."

When asked who else she might envision at the top of the GOP ticket Palin responded, "No one is more qualified to multi-tasking and doing all the things you need to do as a President than a woman."

Palin talks 2012, mocks Michelle Obama – CNN Political Ticker - CNN.com Blogs


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reverse republican sexism.
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it's that multi-tasking uterus trump card thing again ...
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Old 02-21-2011, 01:37 AM   #789
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After two years of Obama...

January 2009

TODAY

% chg

Source

Avg. retail price/gallon gas in U.S.

$1.83

$3.104

69.6%

1

Crude oil, European Brent (barrel)

$43.48

$99.02

127.7%

2

Crude oil, West TX Inter. (barrel)

$38.74

$91.38

135.9%

2

Gold: London (per troy oz.)

$853.25

$1,369.50

60.5%

2

Corn, No.2 yellow, Central IL

$3.56

$6.33

78.1%

2

Soybeans, No. 1 yellow, IL

$9.66

$13.75

42.3%

2

Sugar, cane, raw, world, lb. fob

$13.37

$35.39

164.7%

2

Unemployment rate, non-farm, overall

7.6%

9.4%

23.7%

3

Unemployment rate, blacks

12.6%

15.8%

25.4%

3

Number of unemployed

11,616,000

14,485,000

24.7%

3

Number of fed. employees, ex. military (curr = 12/10 prelim)

2,779,000

2,840,000

2.2%

3

Real median household income (2008 v 2009)

$50,112

$49,777

-0.7%

4

Number of food stamp recipients (curr = 10/10)

31,983,716

43,200,878

35.1%

5

Number of unemployment benefit recipients (curr = 12/10)

7,526,598

9,193,838

22.2%

6

Number of long-term unemployed

2,600,000

6,400,000

146.2%

3

Poverty rate, individuals (2008 v 2009)

13.2%

14.3%

8.3%

4

People in poverty in U.S. (2008 v 2009)

39,800,000

43,600,000

9.5%

4

U.S. rank in Economic Freedom World Rankings

5

9

n/a

10

Present Situation Index (curr = 12/10)

29.9

23.5

-21.4%

11

Failed banks (curr = 2010 + 2011 to date)

140

164

17.1%

12

U.S. dollar versus Japanese yen exchange rate

89.76

82.03

-8.6%

2

U.S. money supply, M1, in billions (curr = 12/10 prelim)

1,575.1

1,865.7

18.4%

13

U.S. money supply, M2, in billions (curr = 12/10 prelim)

8,310.9

8,852.3

6.5%

13

National debt, in trillions

$10.627

$14.052

32.2%

14


Just take this last item: In the last two years we have accumulated national debt at a rate more than 27 times as fast as during the rest of our entire nation's history. Over 27 times as fast. Metaphorically speaking, if you are driving in the right lane doing 65 MPH and a car rockets past you in the left lane. 27 times faster, it would be doing 7,555 MPH!

Sources:
(1) U.S. Energy Information Administration; (2) Wall Street Journal; (3) Bureau of Labor Statistics; (4) Census Bureau; (5) USDA; (6) U.S. Dept. of Labor; (7) FHFA; (8) Standard & Poor's/Case-Shiller; (9) RealtyTrac; (10) Heritage Foundation and WSJ; (11) The Conference Board; (12) FDIC; (13) Federal Reserve; (14) U.S. Treasury




A recent "Investor's Business Daily" article provided very interesting statistics from a survey by the United Nations International Health Organization, comparing the current (pre-Obamacare) situation in the US to nationalized healthcare in England and Canada.

Percentage of men and women who survived a cancer five years after diagnosis:
U.S. 65%
England 46%
Canada 42%

Percentage of patients diagnosed with diabetes who received treatment within six months:
U.S. 93%
England 15%
Canada 43%

Percentage of seniors needing hip replacement who received it within six months:
U.S. 90%
England 15%
Canada 43%

Percentage referred to a medical specialist who see one within one month:
U.S. 77%
England 40%
Canada 43%

Number of MRI scanners (a prime diagnostic tool) per million people:
U.S. 71
England 14
Canada 18

Percentage of seniors (65+), with low income, who say they are in "excellent health":
U.S. 12%
England 2%
Canada 6%



Check this last set of statistics!!

The percentage of each past president's cabinet who had worked in the private business sector prior to their appointment to the cabinet. You know what the private business sector is?a real-life business, not a government job. Here are the percentages.

T. Roosevelt..........38%
Taft.......................40%
Wilson .................52%
Harding..................49%
Coolidge.............. 48%
Hoover.................42%
F. Roosevelt.........50%
Truman.................50%
Eisenhower............57%
Kennedy...............30%
Johnson................47%
Nixon.....................53%
Ford......................42%
Carter.....................32%
Reagan..................56%
GH Bush............... 51%
Clinton .................39%
GW Bush................55%

And the winner is:

Obama............... 8%


This helps to explain the incompetence of this administration: only 8% of them have ever worked in private business!

That's right! Only eight percent---the least, by far, of the last 19 presidents! And these people are trying to tell our big corporations how to run their business? They know what's best for GM, Chrysler, Wall Street, and you and me?

How can the president of a major nation and society, the one with the most successful economic system in world history, stand and talk about business when he's never worked for one? Or about jobs when he has never really had one? And when it's the same for 92% of his senior staff and closest advisers? They've spent most of their time in academia, government and/or non-profit jobs or as "community organizers." They should have been in an employment line.
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They've spent most of their time in academia, government and/or non-profit jobs or as "community organizers." They should have been in an employment line.
You slipped up there and lost your composure, boss.

That, and the statistics from a new President taking over at the exact moment the economy was bottoming out.

That, and a random copypaste with no links to sources means this may be a chain email your boss forwarded you.
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actually, I didn't write it, someone posted it on Facebook and I put it on here for comments.
What I find ridiculous is that we are supposed to actually believe in Jan 09 gas was only at $1.83? Is that in pesos? Because I missed that memo. It was over $3 per gallon, and my memory is not one to argue with.

And FUNNY how all the democrat presidents are under 50%, every single one of them.


I just wonder... do the Republicans on this site believe this? Or do they have brains and actually do research before opening their mouths (or their blogs) to obviously biased bullshit? and more importantly, just because someone spews out numbers and stats, does it make it more legit?
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OH but alas, another naysayer posts this:


Consumer Reports Cars Blog: Average gas prices--January 26, 2009
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actually, I didn't write it, someone posted it on Facebook and I put it on here for comments.
Yeah, Facebook and coworkers`crazy email forwards...good times.
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is it me, or is it people go crazy hating on politicians for no reason?


ONE person cannot control ALL of this. Why blame just him?
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This helps to explain the incompetence of this administration: only 8% of them have ever worked in private business!

That's right! Only eight percent---the least, by far, of the last 19 presidents! And these people are trying to tell our big corporations how to run their business? They know what's best for GM, Chrysler, Wall Street, and you and me?
it also means they're less likely to be bought.
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