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Old 05-02-2012, 09:41 AM   #241
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I find it mystifying that Mrs. G would vote for Obama if Santorum or Gingrich had won the nomination.
It's only mystifying if you believe it.
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We read Marx in my 12th grade Humanities class. I suppose that makes me and my teacher that year a bunch of no good rotten commies.
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it's a long read, but damn, Barry was really, really fucking cool back in the day ... and his waxings on TS Eliot are just the kind of thing that make liberal's hearts to pitter-patter.

you can read the whole thing here: Young Barack Obama in Love: A Girlfriend's Secret Diary | Politics | Vanity Fair

but the more fun Gawker version i'll go ahead and post:

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Pick-Up Tips from 22-Year-Old Barack Obama’s Sex Life
Today Vanity Fair published an excerpt from Washington Post editor David Maraniss' new Barack Obama biography. The selection focuses on Obama's first serious girlfriend, 25-year-old Genevieve Cook, whom he dated when he was 22 and living in New York.





Using Barack's love letters and Genevieve's alarmingly well-written diary, Maraniss constructs what shall henceforth be known as The 4-Step Barack Obama Seduction Technique.

Step 1: Beanbag Chair Opener

Hours later, after midnight, she was about to leave when Barack Obama approached and asked her to wait. They plopped down on an orange beanbag chair at the end of the hall, and this time the conversation clicked.

Step 2: Home-Cooked Dinner Seduction

Genevieve (pictured at right, in the June 2012 Vanity Fair) describes her first date with Barack: "I'm pretty sure we had dinner maybe the Wednesday after. I think maybe he cooked me dinner. Then we went and talked in his bedroom…"

Step 3: FUCK

"…And then I spent the night. It all felt very inevitable."

Step 4: Keep Her Wanting More, With Your Hot Bod and Sexy Stink

She remembered how on Sundays Obama would lounge around, drinking coffee and solving the New York Times crossword puzzle, bare-chested, wearing a blue and white sarong.

"I open the door, that Barack keeps closed, to his room, and enter into a warm, private space pervaded by a mixture of smells that so strongly speak of his presence, his liveliness, his habits—running sweat, Brut spray deodorant, smoking, eating raisins, sleeping, breathing."

Maraniss' excerpt also contains portions from Barack Obama's college love letters, which reference T.S. Eliot, "bourgeois liberalism," and Jacques Derrida. Turns out young Barack Obama could have been a character in Girls.

Pick-Up Tips from 22-Year-Old Barack Obama's Sex Life
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I respected Mrs. Garrison before the last couple of weeks of posts. This is insane.
I'm pretty sure he's just trolling for fun.
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Now, he will truly be vetted:

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yeah, Obama's an affirmative action baby who only got where he is based on the color of his skin and his college transcripts will reveal that. after all, read his dumb-azz love letters in that Vanity Fair article:


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Facing what he perceives as a choice between ecstatic chaos and lifeless mechanistic order, he accedes to maintaining a separation of asexual purity and brutal sexual reality. And he wears a stoical face before this. Read his essay on Tradition and the Individual Talent, as well as Four Quartets, when he’s less concerned with depicting moribund Europe, to catch a sense of what I speak. Remember how I said there’s a certain kind of conservatism which I respect more than bourgeois liberalism—Eliot is of this type. Of course, the dichotomy he maintains is reactionary, but it’s due to a deep fatalism, not ignorance. (Counter him with Yeats or Pound, who, arising from the same milieu, opted to support Hitler and Mussolini.)
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Obviously liking T.S. Eliot more than bourgeois liberalism makes Obama a commie.
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Seriously? Do you realize how negatively these kinds of articles affect your credibility?

It would serve you well to cultivate a more discerning filter as far as what deserves to be shared with others as supporting evidence for your side.
Do you realize that i do not care what anyone here thinks about me?

How about, as a filter, we open our minds to something outside of our realm in which we feel comfortable.

I did not write these articles, nor did i say that i believed them word for word. But they are out there, and like those of you who believe hook, line, & sinker every bad word written about the republicans - these serve as something to challenge the status quo that most of you never step outside of.

President Obama is average president at best, at worst he is a national disaster who's lack of business principles and leadership has kept this nations economy in the tank. The only ting he's bothered to get right was giving the order to kill Osama Bin Laden, which at the time he didnt want to make a big deal of because he didnt want to inflame tensions with al qaeda. Now be prepared to hear about this for the next 6 months until election day - because its all he's got. Of course we should forget that he was against the war on terror to begin with. He was against the methods which the US was able to extract intel that lead to this operation he is taking credit for. Just like he was against the surge in Iraq in 2006, which is the only reason we are able to claim any kind of victory there, which of course he will be telling us all about "his" victory there as he ended that war. The man has no shame. He's nothing more than a shit president who's a terrible leader who likes to play golf on our dime, which is fitting since he wants the half of the country who actually do pay taxes to support the rest of the entitlement society who don't with their freeloading lifestyle. Yes, we fools who pay our fair share of the burden are supporting the lazy leeches who continue to drag this entire nation into the sewer.

The economy is awful, housing prices are back near Y2K levels meaning millions of Americans are upside down in their homes, his administration is hell bent on derailing America's energy industry and our Narcissist in Chief keeps telling us he's saved the auto industry at the same time. How many hundreds of millions of dollars does GM still owe the public? (i buy GM products and have family who worked for GM, so its not like im on the anti GM bandwagon nor have i ever been). And everyday i turn on the news - various sources - it seems a new scandal emerges from this administration. 3 words for you; ATTACK THE MESSENGER. That's all you've got.

Ive said this before and i will say it again, one final time. We live in a stupid fucking country. And this nation has turned into a me-first entitlement mentality where people expect everything to be done for them or handed to them for free. This country is no longer worth my service and i wouldn't do it again if i were coming of age today. This just isn't worth my sacrifice in this day and age....i will be just as happy to watch it go down in flames as much as i would be to watch everything turn around. I simply don't care anymore.

Yes its "madness" or "insane" that someone like myself actually had the nerve to come into comfortable little FYM and post something that doesn't quite fit. And then i have the nerve to put people who flame me with personal insults on my ignore list so i dont have to see their vitriol. Not like there was going to be a serious debate anyways with that type of thing going on. And of course, there won't be anybody asking them to stop either, haha.

Fear not, soon i will be gone and you can your little piece of paradise back. I truly hope that someday you all can step outside of the box and see the bigger picture for what it is. Those gosh darn Republicans might not be so evil after all, maybe they were onto something with their backward ideas about "creating jobs" and "hard work" and all that crazy talk. Until then, keep treating everyone with a different view as garbage and keep kicking them out to the curb. And enjoy the dream while it lasts - because without dreams you will be sleeping with the dead.

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How many hundreds of millions of dollars does GM still owe the public? (i buy GM products and have family who worked for GM, so its not like im on the anti GM bandwagon nor have i ever been).
You do realize that GM paid back all of its loans, in full, over 2 years ago?

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The man has no shame.
Of course, not he's a politician. None of them do.

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He's nothing more than a shit president who's a terrible leader who likes to play golf on our dime
Like most presidents you mean?

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Yes, we fools who pay our fair share of the burden are supporting the lazy leeches who continue to drag this entire nation into the sewer.
Yes, if by "lazy leeches" you mean rich people who get wealthy off of the effort of other people while wastefully owning 10 yachtz and mansions and funding congress so they can be sure to get the best tax cuts.

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The economy is awful, housing prices are back near Y2K levels meaning millions of Americans are upside down in their homes
Homes were overpriced over the past few years. They were so ridiculously expensive that the average american couldn't even afford to own a home. I view the housing price going down as progress. Just thought I'd point out, though, that this is irrelevant. The president doesn't really have anything to do with the real estate market, which has gone up and down and had bubbles on and off for at least 50 years.

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And everyday i turn on the news - various sources - it seems a new scandal emerges from this administration. 3 words for you; ATTACK THE MESSENGER. That's all you've got.
Let me point out a president commonly lauded as the best president we have ever had by republicans. Ronald Reagan. 135+ members of his administration were forced to resign for crimes. How about that?

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And this nation has turned into a me-first entitlement mentality where people expect everything to be done for them or handed to them for free.
The only entitlement problem this country has are with people wanting to buy too many things. Wanting to have fair home pricing, fair pricing for education (which by the way--the best educated countries in the world don't have to pay the kind of money we do for a college education), and affordable health care is not being entitled. We're not entitled, we're demanding what America used to have decades ago that's no longer given to us because some rich men now run the place. College should never have become "for profit". Neither should health care. Nor the public sector. But it did.


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Those gosh darn Republicans might not be so evil after all, maybe they were onto something with their backward ideas about "creating jobs" and "hard work" and all that crazy talk.
I can assure you that nobody here dislikes the idea of creating jobs, nor do they dislike hard work. As someone who's worked her butt off only to be treated as "replaceable" by her corporation employer I resent that entirely. Hard work doesn't get you anywhere anymore unless you're lucky enough to work in a job environment that rewards it. Instead, people are working themselves to the point of exhaustion, 60+ hour weeks, and then having their employer not even acknowledge it because that kind of slavery is expected and they can just replace you with someone else who's desperate for the job anyway.
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I dislike hard work.

And frankly the world, this century, is likely going to get that leisure society they used to promise us, and we are going to have to learn how to deal with it. On present indications, not well at all.

My little off-topic rant.
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But they are out there
Yes, they certainly are out there.

As for the rest of your rant, I wonder if you could step back from it a bit and view it objectively enough to realize that, ignoring the plainly inaccurate claims (torture lead to finding Bin Laden, GM still owes millions, etc), a lot of your anger has absolutely nothing to do with anything Obama has or hasn't done, but rather systemic problems that this country has been dealing with for decades - problems that can't be solved in a day, and problems that definitely can't be solved when one party absolutely refuses to compromise on anything which might be viewed as a victory for the President.

But if it makes you feel better to consider yourself the rebel who has up-ended our cozy little den here in FYM, suit yourself.
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I dislike hard work.

And frankly the world, this century, is likely going to get that leisure society they used to promise us, and we are going to have to learn how to deal with it. On present indications, not well at all.

My little off-topic rant.
This reminds me of this song by David Bowie

David Bowie - Drive-in Saturday - YouTube

Which is about humanity in the future having to watch old 70s pornos to learn how to have sex again, because they've become lazy and forgotten.
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I did not write these articles, nor did i say that i believed them word for word. But they are out there, and like those of you who believe hook, line, & sinker every bad word written about the republicans - these serve as something to challenge the status quo that most of you never step outside of.
I don't need to look for "bad words written about the Republicans." What the Republicans say themselves is more than sufficient for me.

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Ive said this before and i will say it again, one final time. We live in a stupid fucking country. And this nation has turned into a me-first entitlement mentality where people expect everything to be done for them or handed to them for free. This country is no longer worth my service and i wouldn't do it again if i were coming of age today. This just isn't worth my sacrifice in this day and age....i will be just as happy to watch it go down in flames as much as i would be to watch everything turn around. I simply don't care anymore.
Don't say that, bro. Yes, our country has problems, but I don't think you should take it that far.

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Those gosh darn Republicans might not be so evil after all, maybe they were onto something with their backward ideas about "creating jobs" and "hard work" and all that crazy talk.
Who here has said they are opposed to creating jobs and hard work? (Well, okay there was that one guy, but you know what I mean).
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Do you realize that i do not care what anyone here thinks about me?

How about, as a filter, we open our minds to something outside of our realm in which we feel comfortable.

I did not write these articles, nor did i say that i believed them word for word. But they are out there, and like those of you who believe hook, line, & sinker every bad word written about the republicans - these serve as something to challenge the status quo that most of you never step outside of.

President Obama is average president at best, at worst he is a national disaster who's lack of business principles and leadership has kept this nations economy in the tank. The only ting he's bothered to get right was giving the order to kill Osama Bin Laden, which at the time he didnt want to make a big deal of because he didnt want to inflame tensions with al qaeda. Now be prepared to hear about this for the next 6 months until election day - because its all he's got. Of course we should forget that he was against the war on terror to begin with. He was against the methods which the US was able to extract intel that lead to this operation he is taking credit for. Just like he was against the surge in Iraq in 2006, which is the only reason we are able to claim any kind of victory there, which of course he will be telling us all about "his" victory there as he ended that war. The man has no shame. He's nothing more than a shit president who's a terrible leader who likes to play golf on our dime, which is fitting since he wants the half of the country who actually do pay taxes to support the rest of the entitlement society who don't with their freeloading lifestyle. Yes, we fools who pay our fair share of the burden are supporting the lazy leeches who continue to drag this entire nation into the sewer.

The economy is awful, housing prices are back near Y2K levels meaning millions of Americans are upside down in their homes, his administration is hell bent on derailing America's energy industry and our Narcissist in Chief keeps telling us he's saved the auto industry at the same time. How many hundreds of millions of dollars does GM still owe the public? (i buy GM products and have family who worked for GM, so its not like im on the anti GM bandwagon nor have i ever been). And everyday i turn on the news - various sources - it seems a new scandal emerges from this administration. 3 words for you; ATTACK THE MESSENGER. That's all you've got.

Ive said this before and i will say it again, one final time. We live in a stupid fucking country. And this nation has turned into a me-first entitlement mentality where people expect everything to be done for them or handed to them for free. This country is no longer worth my service and i wouldn't do it again if i were coming of age today. This just isn't worth my sacrifice in this day and age....i will be just as happy to watch it go down in flames as much as i would be to watch everything turn around. I simply don't care anymore.

Yes its "madness" or "insane" that someone like myself actually had the nerve to come into comfortable little FYM and post something that doesn't quite fit. And then i have the nerve to put people who flame me with personal insults on my ignore list so i dont have to see their vitriol. Not like there was going to be a serious debate anyways with that type of thing going on. And of course, there won't be anybody asking them to stop either, haha.

Fear not, soon i will be gone and you can your little piece of paradise back. I truly hope that someday you all can step outside of the box and see the bigger picture for what it is. Those gosh darn Republicans might not be so evil after all, maybe they were onto something with their backward ideas about "creating jobs" and "hard work" and all that crazy talk. Until then, keep treating everyone with a different view as garbage and keep kicking them out to the curb. And enjoy the dream while it lasts - because without dreams you will be sleeping with the dead.

Cheers
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