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Why does everyone hate Barack Obama?
Are the Egyptians Racists?
I am guessing this brilliant foreign policy of Obama isn’t turning out well. Of course, neither are his domestic policies.
Posted by Cluster on October 7, 2013 in Open Thread, Uncategorized
October 7, 2013 at 8:55 am
And your point is? Seems too me you’ve omitted Syria destroying chemical weapons, a potential thaw in relations with Iran and the Seal Team raid in Libya. Maybe I should post some Teabagger signs.
October 7, 2013 at 9:04 am
Or wait a few days and say Thank You GOP! You’ve been neutered by radicals who fulfilled Khrushchev’s prophesy. Thanks for inviting them. Or something just as pithy.
Syria is destroying their chemical weapons?? Sounds like you’re in the market for some carbon credits. And Iranians are warming up to America – even as they prepare for “Death to America” day – it’s special.
And on thought military raids in sovereign countries was tantamount to cowboy policies and created more terrorists. Not sure if that is still the meme or not.
October 7, 2013 at 9:39 am
I’ll make a deal with you. I won’t quote MSNBC and you won’t read Little Lord Fauntleroy’s attempt at satire. How are you going to feel if the behavior of the extremists in the GOP are responsible for a GOP loss in the house next year? Then 3 branches of government will be dominated by Democrats. How will you feel if I what I say becomes reality as well as the realization that the loss was totally self-inflicted? But more to the point, how will you feel if the United States falls victim to economic terrorists (and that’s exactly what they are. Death by any other means) and the entire world plunges into chaos? Is refusing to accept settled law i.e. AHC, worth it?
The mentality is the same as people who blow up abortion clinics, murder abortion Doctors or pass draconian laws in state legislatures. Sure, fighting the good fight is noble and admirable, but this is neither. It’s a death wish. A refusal to accept things the way they are. It’s no different than me getting pissed off because I can’t breathe water.
October 7, 2013 at 10:25 am
To answer your question – I don’t much care. “Settled Law” has been unsettled all the time. Laws are made to be repealed, especially laws that are passed on purely partisan votes, rewritten in the SC to pass constitutionality, and then unilaterally revised by an authoritarian President. I hope to repeal laws like those all day long whether they come from the right or the left.
October 7, 2013 at 1:06 pm
You are absolutely correct. 1000%. If there is such a number. But this isn’t about the particulars, or the law or it’s mandates. It’s the principal that the terrorists will not accept anything, nothing and everything this President does…no matter what. From breathing air to taking a piss. And THAT”S the issue. That the terrorists lack the character, honesty and intelligence to address what really is driving this age old battle; be it race, ideology or just a plain, old fashioned reaction to getting older and realizing the inevitability of change.
Want an artsy analogy? Watch HBO’s Ali’s greatest fight. Frank Langela, Christopher Plumber and actually footage of Ali himself, seamlessly presented. I’ve watched twice now and plan to have a marathon.
The United States is the only industrial country in the world that doesn’t provide easy access to health care for it’s citizens. IMO, part of the reason is the downside of Capitalism.
Just what is it exactly that you have an issue with about this? You aren’t being forced to do anything! You have health insurance and according to a personal survey that I took, 8 out of 10 people have had their already contracted for health insurance policies be reduced in monthly premiums. And that’s a good thing. And no offense intended, I doubt you are that altruistic when it comes to others having to pay a fine or penalty or whatever if they don’t have coverage.
I think our collaboration on creating this blog both reflects and validates Chris Mathews new book. Both of us had battled for almost 10 yrs until we got to know each other, albeit via technology, but nonetheless I want to think that we can set a microcosmic example to others. I do want to point out a glaring observation. If this blog is representative of the general population, then you are vastly outnumbered. And this isn’t the Alamo. Join us! Or find more recruits.
And now for some relevant John Lennon.
You’d say I’m putting you on, but it’s no joke
It’s doing me harm, you know I can’t sleep
I can’t stop my brain, you know it’s three weeks
I’m going insane
You know I’d give you everything I’ve got for a little piece of mind.
Even though he wrote this to Yoko, it just popped into my head.
I hope I don’t wake up dead!
But that’s another story about another plane of existence.
October 7, 2013 at 1:31 pm
The United States is the only industrial country in the world that doesn’t provide easy access to health care for it’s citizens.
But that’s not necessarily true. Every state has government administered health care, of which I support. Here in AZ it is called Access, and these are the many programs that we should have improved in both service and funding. Besides that, anyone can walk into an ER and receive help, and recent survey showed that those costs represented less than 2% of the overall costs of the healthcare industry. It’s always best to have 50 laboratories of democracy working through issues, than it is to have one federal behemoth stumbling through them.
If this blog is representative of the general population, then you are vastly outnumbered
But you see, I don’t care. I will never compromise my principles because I am outnumbered. This is a temporary life, and issues of the flesh only matter so much.
And I like our collaboration. I think it is important that our resident visitors here become acquainted with a cantankerous conservative like myself – no matter how painful that can be for both of us. LOL.
October 7, 2013 at 3:20 pm
“Laws are made to be repealed”
So then repeal it rather than holding the government hostage. If you can’t repeal it, then learn to cope and move on. This temper tantrum shit is silly (and, of course, astroturfed).
RE: The signs in the original post, they’re the kind of stuff you’d see out in San Francisco or other such hard-left areas. They really don’t like Obama much in such places, especially because he hasn’t militarily disentangled the US from the M-E.
October 7, 2013 at 5:50 pm
I will tell you what – how about if we pass the CR with a “clean” ACA? Meaning the ACA goes into effect as written; no carve outs, no waivers, no delays. Sounds good?
October 7, 2013 at 9:42 am
October 7, 2013 at 3:45 pm
Guess I care less about the Mideast now that we are the biggest producer again!
October 7, 2013 at 6:12 pm
U.S. and Russian energy production over the past two years have been roughly equivalent. Since 2008, U.S. petroleum production has increased 7 quadrillion Btu, with “dramatic” growth in Texas and North Dakota, the EIA said.
Thanks to Red States. You’re welcome.
October 8, 2013 at 9:24 am
All this without any new drilling on federal lands?
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