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Hilarities....

 

Boehner links Obama to Goldman Sachs despite own campaign contributions

 

'Although Boehner's press release contains a link to data on the Center for Responsive Politics website that lists Goldman Sachs as Obama's #2 political contributor during the 2008 election clcyle, it neglected to cite a link on the same website that reveals Goldman Sachs was the #2 contributor to Boehner's own Freedom Project political action committee during the 2004 election cycle.'

 

http://www.cleveland.com/open/index.ssf/2010/04/boehner_ties_obama_to_goldman.html

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Oh yeah, and one other thing. Obama has initiated a new war, in Pakistan. Predator drones are bombing the hell out of the country side and there are lots of civilian casualties-women and children too. That is an act of war by any definition I know except he didn't have the balls to go to Congress and get a Declaration of War. Where is Dennis Kucinich when you need him?

 

Grrrrrr.

 

Actually, Bush initiated it; Obama expanded it.  Research is fun and easy on the internets!

 

http://www.usnews.com/news/world/articles/2009/02/26/new-cia-chief-hints-that-predator-strikes-in-pakistan-will-continue.html

 

Also, I found this tidbit: The Weekly Standard actually applauds the Predator strikes as an effective counterterrorism strategy:

 

http://www.weeklystandard.com/articles/predators-over-pakistan

 

Who was the last President, may I ask, who had "the balls to go to Congress and get a Declaration of War"?  Hint: not Bush.

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Oh yeah, and one other thing. Obama has initiated a new war, in Pakistan. Predator drones are bombing the hell out of the country side and there are lots of civilian casualties-women and children too. That is an act of war by any definition I know except he didn't have the balls to go to Congress and get a Declaration of War. Where is Dennis Kucinich when you need him?

 

Grrrrrr.

 

Actually, Bush initiated it; Obama expanded it. Research is fun and easy on the internets!

 

http://www.usnews.com/news/world/articles/2009/02/26/new-cia-chief-hints-that-predator-strikes-in-pakistan-will-continue.html

 

Also, I found this tidbit: The Weekly Standard actually applauds the Predator strikes as an effective counterterrorism strategy:

 

http://www.weeklystandard.com/articles/predators-over-pakistan

 

Who was the last President, may I ask, who had "the balls to go to Congress and get a Declaration of War"? Hint: not Bush.

 

Ha Ha! FDR!  Arguably G.W.Bush becuase at least he went to Congress and got them to "vote" for military action in Iraq so that thier hands would be dirty too.  Then they were so gutless that they said the "genius"  G.W. tricked them all into voting for military action!  He was so clever-such a smooth talker no wonder they were all fooled! Nevertheless, close to a declaration of war.  Also, Ike for Korea.  Again, not a decalration of war but went to congress for participation in a "police action".  Shame on KFJ for not declaring war on Cuba (Bay of Pigs), although he didn't send the Marines now after all, did he?  Did Reagan declare war on that Carribean Island that we invaded? Grenada? He should have!  Obama and Pakistan? Nothing. 

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Hilarities....

 

Boehner links Obama to Goldman Sachs despite own campaign contributions

 

'Although Boehner's press release contains a link to data on the Center for Responsive Politics website that lists Goldman Sachs as Obama's #2 political contributor during the 2008 election clcyle, it neglected to cite a link on the same website that reveals Goldman Sachs was the #2 contributor to Boehner's own Freedom Project political action committee during the 2004 election cycle.'

 

http://www.cleveland.com/open/index.ssf/2010/04/boehner_ties_obama_to_goldman.html

 

Talk about the pot calling the kettle orange.

 

(Yes: I did).

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even funnier: a "joke" that requires explanation :laugh: :laugh: :laugh: :laugh: :laugh: :laugh: :laugh: :laugh: :laugh: :laugh: :laugh: :laugh: :laugh: :laugh: :laugh:...

 

Glad to see you finally 'got it'

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^I'm sure Cincy takes offense to that incorrect association

 

Greater Cincy.  I always think of Boehner being from Cincinnati because he went to Moeller and Xavier, but you're right, technically his district is a gerrymandered monstrosity that includes Southwestern/Western Ohio, but no part of Hamilton County.

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Attention suckers:

 

Top U.S. general says withdrawal from Iraq on track

 

WASHINGTON (AP) — The planned withdrawal of nearly 45,000 U.S. troops from Iraq by the end of August is on track in spite of a recent increase in attacks by militant forces, the top U.S. military commander in Iraq said Sunday.

 

...

 

There are now about 95,000 U.S. troops in Iraq, according to Odierno. The U.S. plans to cut that number to 50,000 by Aug. 31, when it will end combat operations.

 

FULL STORY: http://www.usatoday.com/news/washington/2010-04-18-us-iraq-withdrawal_N.htm?csp=34

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Attention suckers:

 

Top U.S. general says withdrawal from Iraq on track

 

WASHINGTON (AP) — The planned withdrawal of nearly 45,000 U.S. troops from Iraq by the end of August is on track in spite of a recent increase in attacks by militant forces, the top U.S. military commander in Iraq said Sunday.

 

...

 

There are now about 95,000 U.S. troops in Iraq, according to Odierno. The U.S. plans to cut that number to 50,000 by Aug. 31, when it will end combat operations.

 

FULL STORY: http://www.usatoday.com/news/washington/2010-04-18-us-iraq-withdrawal_N.htm?csp=34

 

Good news.  Hopefully violence doesn't ratchet up at the news of US troop withdrawl.  And I hope the Iraqi military and police forces can take care of their country as we minimize our presence.

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I haven't seen this posted yet -

 

President Obama Orders Hospital Visitation for Gay, Lesbian Families

 

http://www.ohioverticals.com/blogs/akron_law_cafe/2010/04/president-obama-orders-hospital-visitation-for-gay-lesbian-families/

 

In announcing this decision, Obama said this to the Secretary of HHS -

 

There are few moments in our lives that call for greater compassion and companionship than when a loved one is admitted to the hospital. In these hours of need and moments of pain and anxiety, all of us would hope to have a hand to hold, a shoulder on which to lean — a loved one to be there for us, as we would be there for them.

 

Yet every day, all across America, patients are denied the kindnesses and caring of a loved one at their sides — whether in a sudden medical emergency or a prolonged hospital stay. Often, a widow or widower with no children is denied the support and comfort of a good friend. Members of religious orders are sometimes unable to choose someone other than an immediate family member to visit them and make medical decisions on their behalf. Also uniquely affected are gay and lesbian Americans who are often barred from the bedsides of the partners with whom they may have spent decades of their lives — unable to be there for the person they love, and unable to act as a legal surrogate if their partner is incapacitated.

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Good news. Hopefully violence doesn't ratchet up at the news of US troop withdrawl. And I hope the Iraqi military and police forces can take care of their country as we minimize our presence.

 

It has and will continue to do so, the key is not letting it become our problem.

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PRINCETON, NJ -- More than a year into Barack Obama's presidency, Americans are more likely to say George W. Bush is responsible for today's economic problems than they are to say Obama is responsible. Gallup shows a significant uptick since last July in the percentage of Americans blaming Obama at least a moderate amount (from 32% to 50%), but little decrease (from 80% to 75%) in the percentage blaming Bush.

 

http://www.gallup.com/poll/127472/Bush-Gets-More-Blame-Economy-Obama.aspx?utm_source=alert&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=syndication&utm_content=morelink&utm_term=Politics

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^The ones with Cowboy hats and brass belt buckles don't count...

And just what do you have against Cowboy Troy, Sir?  :lol:

 

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From: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cowboy_Troy

"Cowboy Troy performed at the 2008 Republican National Convention in St. Paul, Minnesota. He is a self-described black conservative and a member of the Republican Party who supported Sen. John McCain in the 2008 U.S. presidential election."

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More than a year into Barack Obama's presidency, Americans are more likely to say George W. Bush is responsible for today's economic problems than they are to say Obama is responsible.

Gee, I wonder why?

 

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Attention suckers:

 

Top U.S. general says withdrawal from Iraq on track

 

WASHINGTON (AP) The planned withdrawal of nearly 45,000 U.S. troops from Iraq by the end of August is on track in spite of a recent increase in attacks by militant forces, the top U.S. military commander in Iraq said Sunday.

 

...

 

There are now about 95,000 U.S. troops in Iraq, according to Odierno. The U.S. plans to cut that number to 50,000 by Aug. 31, when it will end combat operations.

 

FULL STORY: http://www.usatoday.com/news/washington/2010-04-18-us-iraq-withdrawal_N.htm?csp=34

 

Good news. Hopefully violence doesn't ratchet up at the news of US troop withdrawl. And I hope the Iraqi military and police forces can take care of their country as we minimize our presence.

 

We will minimize our presence- if you call 50,000 permanent troops "minimal". 

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PRINCETON, NJ -- More than a year into Barack Obama's presidency, Americans are more likely to say George W. Bush is responsible for today's economic problems than they are to say Obama is responsible. Gallup shows a significant uptick since last July in the percentage of Americans blaming Obama at least a moderate amount (from 32% to 50%), but little decrease (from 80% to 75%) in the percentage blaming Bush.

 

http://www.gallup.com/poll/127472/Bush-Gets-More-Blame-Economy-Obama.aspx?utm_source=alert&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=syndication&utm_content=morelink&utm_term=Politics

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And Americans today continue to blame Herbert Hoover for the depression even though FRD ruled for the next four terms!

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Attention suckers:

 

Top U.S. general says withdrawal from Iraq on track

 

WASHINGTON (AP) The planned withdrawal of nearly 45,000 U.S. troops from Iraq by the end of August is on track in spite of a recent increase in attacks by militant forces, the top U.S. military commander in Iraq said Sunday.

 

...

 

There are now about 95,000 U.S. troops in Iraq, according to Odierno. The U.S. plans to cut that number to 50,000 by Aug. 31, when it will end combat operations.

 

FULL STORY: http://www.usatoday.com/news/washington/2010-04-18-us-iraq-withdrawal_N.htm?csp=34

 

Good news. Hopefully violence doesn't ratchet up at the news of US troop withdrawl. And I hope the Iraqi military and police forces can take care of their country as we minimize our presence.

 

We will minimize our presence- if you call 50,000 permanent troops "minimal".

 

The article continues...

 

"As part of an agreement with Iraq, the U.S. will withdraw all forces by the end of 2011."

 

Reading is Fundamental!

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One of the reasons that we were opposed to the war was that Bush  was too stupid to manage the war.  What happened in the first year of occupation proved us right.  I suppose that Iraq could have been stabilized after removing Saddam Hussein.  We will never know.

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War is death.  Whether or not those deaths were justified I do not know.  None of us do.  What would Iraq and the rest of the Middle East look like today is Saddam Hussein were still in power?  Have we made the future of Iraq brighter?  Have we made the Middle East and World safer?

 

Taking an overall look at the war, it's successes, failures, and future implications I personally believe the Iraq campaign to have been ill-conceived.  HOWEVER, if it prevented Hussein from producing and using nuclear weapons and/or prevented further massive genocide then maybe it was justified.  We'll simply never know.

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