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Since Kanye won't say it...

 

 

Barack Obama Doesn’t Care About Southern People

Posted on May 6, 2010 by Alan Smithee

 

We have three, count ‘em three, disasters unfolding across the American South – east to west – and yet President Obama has done and is doing next to nothing about any of them.

 

Nashville, TN is currently under water.  Floods there have killed at least 19 and done $1 billion in damage.  The whole city is practically displaced.  Where’s President Obama?  He’s out there doing his usual insult comic schtick, while his Secretary of the Interior went whitewater rafting.  Heckuva job, uh, Strickie!

 

Out in the Gulf of Mexico, a major oil spill threatens the ecology on the coasts of Louisiana, Mississippi, Alabama, Georgia and Florida – all southern states.  The Obama administration at first downplayed the disaster, then moved too slowly.  Reports say that if the administration had acted with requisite urgency, up to 95% of the oil could have been burned away harmlessly.  Instead, fisheries, wildlife beaches and perhaps rivers are threatened by this oil flood.

 

And don’t forget that in the American Southwest, from Texas to California, the border remains an unguarded mess.  Mexico is fast becoming one of the most dangerous places in the Western hemisphere, as drug violence and migrant abuse (!) spirals out of control.

 

more: http://disruptthenarrative.wordpress.com/2010/05/06/barack-obama-doesnt-care-about-southern-people/

 

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You are getting closer to a total meltdown Scrabble.  I would suggest putting the propaganda down for a couple days and re-centering your chi

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You are getting closer to a total meltdown Scrabble. I would suggest putting the propaganda down for a couple days and re-centering your chi

Ah yes, sharing articles from The Hill, Politico, and the New York Post...the horror!

 

I noticed no one wanted to talk about the facts of what I posted. Yes, we have a debt problem. Admitting it to yourself is the first step to recovery Hts.

 

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In response to this:

From the man who said "America voted for socialism when they elected Barack Obama":

 

Al Sharpton: We Won’t Have True Social Justice Until Everything Is ‘Equal in Everybody’s House’

http://www.breitbart.tv/al-sharpton-we-wont-have-true-social-justice-until-everything-is-equal-in-everybodys-house

 

 

Hts wrote this:

^Why do you refuse to keep this thread on-topic?

How is Sharpton and Obama not relevant to this thread?

 

After all:

Ex-mentor: Sharpton is Obama's link to the streets

By VERENA DOBNIK, Associated Press Writer Verena Dobnik, Associated Press Writer Sat Apr 17, 8:33 pm ET

 

NEW YORK – The Rev. Al Sharpton is a "lightning rod" for President Barack Obama on inner city streets, Obama's former Harvard mentor and friend said Saturday at a forum in Harlem.

 

more: http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20100418/ap_on_re_us/us_obama_sharpton_factor_2

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^Al Sharpton is as irrelevant today as he was 2, 5, 10, and 15 years ago; nobody likes debt; and killing Taliban and Al Qaeda is as much a part of this president's policies as it was the previous (if not more). Your howls of impotent rage and undie-bunched indignation are as tiresome as your links, and just as with the previous president, The Hill, Politico, and especially the New York Post all have narratives to drive. That these bleeding lede storylines are now so suddenly fascinating to you speaks more to your mindset than any given issue you'd have us believe is relevant. 

 

I said good day.

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That these bleeding lede storylines are now so suddenly fascinating to you speaks more to your mindset than any given issue you'd have us believe is relevant.  

 

They don't fascinate me.  I'm just sharing the news relevant to this thread.  Feeling a little defensive?

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^Al Sharpton is as irrelevant today as he was 2, 5, 10, and 15 years ago

Don't tell him that! And furthermore it's not true. He's got a big following among many politically active blacks--at least in New York, according to the discussions I listen to on KISS FM-- http://www.987kissfm.com/WeekInReview/

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^Al Sharpton is as irrelevant today as he was 2, 5, 10, and 15 years ago

Don't tell him that! And furthermore it's not true. He's got a big following among many politically active blacks--at least in New York, according to the discussions I listen to on KISS FM-- http://www.987kissfm.com/WeekInReview/

 

Al Sharpton doesn't speak for all black people.  He is not the spokesperson for black people.  I personally do not like his rhetoric or delivery.  It turns a lot of people off.

 

I do like that he does get involved with little people that have truly been wrong and states that communities should clean up their own mess and stop looking for handouts.

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^Al Sharpton is as irrelevant today as he was 2, 5, 10, and 15 years ago

Don't tell him that! And furthermore it's not true. He's got a big following among many politically active blacks--at least in New York, according to the discussions I listen to on KISS FM-- http://www.987kissfm.com/WeekInReview/

 

Al Sharpton doesn't speak for all black people.  He is not the spokesperson for black people.  I personally do not like his rhetoric or delivery.  It turns a lot of people off.

 

 

Agreed but it is telling to note that he is Obama's "link to the streets."

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Meanwhile in the world of actual events...

 

Obama oil response: aggressive as crisis unfolded

 

By H. JOSEF HEBERT and ERICA WERNER (AP) – 3 hours ago

 

...The Gulf region, ravaged five years earlier by Hurricane Katrina, was on the verge of a second ecological disaster. Would there be a repeat of the bureaucratic bungling that marked President George W. Bush's response to the hurricane?

 

While the Obama administration has faced second-guessing about the speed and effectiveness of some of its actions, a narrative pieced together by The Associated Press, based on documents, interviews and public statements, shows little resemblance to Katrina in either the characterization of the threat or the federal government's response...

 

http://www.google.com/hostednews/ap/article/ALeqM5iGw5j_drnBauWXcnC9-obnID4GNAD9FILHSG0

 

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^ Clarify what you mean by "the streets."

It was a quote from Obama's friend and former law prof who was asked about Sharpton's influence.

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Okay, and now I'd like to know what makes "the streets" such a burning hot topic of discussion. Especially when...

 

290,000 jobs created in April; jobless rate 9.9%

 

By Jeffry Bartash

 

WASHINGTON (MarketWatch) - The American economy added 290,000 jobs in April, which was much better than expected despite temporary hiring for the 2010 U.S. Census. Excluding Census workers, 224,000 nonfarm jobs were created, with the unemployment rate edging up to 9.9% from 9.7%, the Labor Department reported Friday. Economists surveyed by MarketWatch expected the economy to add 185,000 jobs, with the jobless rate holding steady at 9.7%. The data for February was also revised to show a 39,000 increase in nonfarm jobs, compared to an originally reported decline of 14,000. Job gains in March were also revised up to 230,000 from 162,000. Meanwhile, the average workweek in April rose 0.1 hour to 34.1 hours for all nonfarm workers. Average hourly earnings ticked up 1 cent to $22.47.

 

http://www.marketwatch.com/story/290000-jobs-created-in-april-jobless-rate-99-2010-05-07

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Confidence Improves, But Trust Hurts Obama

May 6, 2010 6:30 PM

By Reid Wilson

 

 

Only 39% of voters said they would vote to re-elect Pres. Obama if the election were held today, while 50% say they would vote for someone else. A quarter of voters would definitely vote to re-elect Obama, while 37% would definitely vote for someone else.

 

more: http://hotlineoncall.nationaljournal.com/archives/2010/05/confidence_impr.php

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Gee, candidate Someone Else really resonates with the American public. His/Her supporters should be proud of all their hard work and dedication to whatever ideas Someone Else has. But heck, since we're talking about generic ballot scenarios:

 

Republican Advantage in 2010 Voting Enthusiasm Shrinks

Registered voters remain divided in congressional voting preferences

by Jeffrey M. Jones

 

PRINCETON, NJ -- Republican registered voters' enthusiasm about voting in this year's midterm elections has declined significantly in recent weeks. As a result, Republicans' advantage over Democrats on this measure has shrunk from 19 points in early April to 10 points in the latest weekly aggregate.

 

Full story with graphs and everything: http://www.gallup.com/poll/127700/Republican-Advantage-2010-Voting-Enthusiasm-Shrinks.aspx

 

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OBAMA PENTAGON GIVES $500M 'NO BID' CONTRACT TO HALLIBURTON

 

KBR to Get No-Bid Army Work as U.S. Alleges Kickbacks (Update1)

May 06, 2010, 11:27 AM EDT

 

By Tony Capaccio

 

May 6 (Bloomberg) -- KBR Inc. was selected for a no-bid contract worth as much as $568 million through 2011 for military support services in Iraq, the Army said.

 

The Army announced its decision yesterday only hours after the Justice Department said it will pursue a lawsuit accusing the Houston-based company of taking kickbacks from two subcontractors on Iraq-related work. The Army also awarded the work to KBR over objections from members of Congress, who have pushed the Pentagon to seek bids for further logistics contracts.

 

more: http://www.businessweek.com/news/2010-05-06/kbr-to-get-no-bid-army-work-as-u-s-alleges-kickbacks-update1-.html

 

 

Ahhh, the smell of 'change'

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Obama bemoans 'diversions' of IPod, Xbox era

 

(AFP) – 6 hours ago

 

HAMPTON, Virginia — US President Barack Obama lamented Sunday that in the iPad and Xbox era, information had become a diversion that was imposing new strains on democracy, in his latest critique of modern media.

 

Obama, who often chides journalists and cable news outlets for obsessing with political horse race coverage rather than serious issues, told a class of graduating university students that education was the key to progress.

 

more: http://www.google.com/hostednews/afp/article/ALeqM5hcoyG-Ck3-VwZB7fqpUFXbffoObg

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Democrats See Hopes for West Dim in Colorado

By JEFF ZELENY

May 8, 2010

 

DENVER — When Barack Obama stood before an admiring audience at Mile High Stadium here and accepted his presidential nomination 21 months ago, Democratic leaders crowed about turning Colorado into a reliable stronghold, another step toward building the party’s strength in the West.

 

Those dreams of expansion have given way to hopes for survival.

 

Republicans are now well positioned for a statewide resurgence, threatening several Democratic seats in the midterm elections and raising questions about whether the opening chapter of the Obama administration has eroded gains that Democrats had been making here for the previous six years.

 

more: http://www.nytimes.com/2010/05/09/us/politics/09colorado.html?hp

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In Hawaii, intraparty feud may cost Democrats a seat in Congress

By Philip Rucker

Friday, May 7, 2010

 

HONOLULU -- Across the country, Democrats are on the defense, laboring to put out political fires sparked by angry voters and emboldened Republicans. Even Hawaii, the bluest of blue states, where a Democratic machine has controlled politics for the five decades since statehood, has become a dangerous hot spot for the party in power.

 

But here's the catch: The Democrats started this fire themselves.

 

Democrats here might lose a House seat in a special election this month because of a feud between two candidates that has inflamed tensions within Hawaii's ethnic voting blocs and between the state's Democratic establishment and the party's national leaders.

 

more: http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2010/05/06/AR2010050602869.html

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Scrabble: you, of all people, should know that politics is cyclical. Even WITH term limits...

 

If it was cyclical it would cycle back to the way things were at some point in the past.  Instead, we'll live in a "new normal" of crushing debt, a permanently dependent underclass coupled with a bureaucratic over-educated overclass, high unemployment, and lower living standards.

 

If you mean the GOP might win control someday in the future then, yes you're right.  But what's your point?

 

I'm hoping the future will bring real change, not dogmatic towing of the party line (from either party).  My hope is for a reinvigorated American people that do more for their families and communities than for a Party or a President.

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Unemployment: 9.9% and climbing

 

WASHINGTON  (AP) - The economy got what it needed in April: A burst of hiring that added a net 290,000 jobs, the biggest monthly total in four years. It showed employers are gaining confidence as the recovery takes deeper root.

 

But people who had given up on finding jobs are gaining confidence, too, and are now looking for work. That's why the unemployment rate rose from 9.7 percent to 9.9 percent and will likely go higher.

 

more: http://www.breitbart.com/article.php?id=D9FI9TRG0&show_article=1

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^Yes. I'd say that hopey-changey is starting to work.

 

^^Exactly what it says.

So long as you don't think I'm Seth Morgan...

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Terror expert Walid Phares told FOX News today that Faisal Shahzad, the confessed Times Square Bomber, was blogging about terror as far back as 2006. The Obama Administration took him off the terror watch list sometime after 2008.

 

Walid Phares: Times Square Bomber Was Blogging On Terror Websites

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^Yes. I'd say that hopey-changey is starting to work.

 

^^Exactly what it says.

So long as you don't think I'm Seth Morgan...

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Who's Seth Morgan?

He's a politician that someone(s) on UO thought I was once.  Nevermind :)

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From the desk of the indefatigable PJ O'Rourke:

 

 

A Plague of ‘A’ Students

Why it’s so irksome being governed by the Obami.

BY P. J. O'Rourke

May 3, 2010, Vol. 15, No. 31

 

Barack Obama is more irritating than the other nuisances on the left. Nancy Pelosi needs a session on the ducking stool, of course. But everyone with an ugly divorce has had a Nancy. She’s vexatious and expensive to get rid of, but it’s not like we give a damn about her. Harry Reid is going house-to-house selling nothing anybody wants. Slam the door on him and the neighbor’s Rottweiler will do the rest. And Barney Frank is self-punishing. Imagine being trapped inside Barney Frank.

 

The secret to the Obama annoyance is snotty lecturing. His tone of voice sends us back to the worst place in college. We sit once more packed into the vast, dreary confines of a freshman survey course—“Rocks for Jocks,” “Nuts and Sluts,” “Darkness at Noon.” At the lectern is a twerp of a grad student—the prototypical A student—insecure, overbearing, full of himself and contempt for his students. All we want is an easy three credits to fulfill a curriculum requirement in science, social science, or fine arts. We’ve got a mimeographed copy of last year’s final with multiple choice answers already written on our wrists. The grad student could skip his classes, the way we intend to, but there the s.o.b. is, taking attendance. (How else to explain this year’s census?)

 

more: https://www.weeklystandard.com/articles/plague-%E2%80%98a%E2%80%99-students

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AP source: Elena Kagan picked for Supreme Court

By BEN FELLER, Associated Press Writer

 

WASHINGTON – Solicitor General Elena Kagan will be nominated Monday to the Supreme Court by President Barack Obama, pushing the former law school dean toward the pinnacle of her profession and positioning the United States to have three women justices for the first time in its history.

 

Obama will announce his choice at 10 a.m. in the East Room of the White House.  Kagan will also speak.  The room will be filled with Kagan's Justice Department colleagues and other guests invited to soak in one of a presidency's biggest moments. 

 

The White House revealed Kagan's name Monday morning after it had been reported Sunday night.

 

Full article: http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/us_obama_supreme_court

 

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From the Daily Princetonian:

Reserved passion: Kagan ’81

By Ameena Schelling

Senior Writer

Published: Monday, May 3rd, 2010

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A history major, Kagan had a strong interest in political history — especially labor movements and radical politics — and was passionately committed to her studies.

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Kagan spent her senior year conducting research for her thesis on the history of the socialist movement, which was titled “To the Final Conflict: Socialism in New York City, 1900–1933.” Her thesis has been criticized by her opponents for revealing sympathies with the Socialist Party and became a source of controversy when she was a potential nominee for Associate Justice David Souter’s seat on the Supreme Court last spring — a position which instead went to Sonia Sotomayor ’76 — and when she was nominated for her current position of solicitor general in January 2009.

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“Americans are more likely to speak of a golden past than of a golden future, of capitalism’s glories than of socialism’s greatness,” she wrote in her thesis. “Conformity overrides dissent; the desire to conserve has overwhelmed the urge to alter. Such a state of affairs cries out for explanation.”

...

 

more: http://www.dailyprincetonian.com/2010/05/03/26081/

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I don't like this Elena Kagan nominee because Rush Limbaugh, Sean Hannity, Glenn Beck, Bill O'Reilly and Mark Levin will not approve of her. :wink:

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First order of business, round up the intellectuals...

Well, O'Rourke is a great satirist and it's hard to use the State to round up individuals when you're an anti-statist.

 

Hitler was a racial leftist.

 

What's that old motto of the Marxists? "Eat the rich"?

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