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Old Sep 3rd, 2012, 05:18 AM   #1001
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Using his bully pulpit to fire back at... Clint Eastwood??? Yes, this diminishes the office of the President.
(CNN) President Barack Obama said in an interview published Sunday he took no offense at Clint Eastwood's prime-time address at the Republican National Convention, in which the legendary actor and director posed questions to an empty chair, which he said represented the Democratic incumbent.

"One thing about being president or running for president - if you're easily offended, you should probably choose another profession," Obama told USA

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Using humor at the "bully pulpit"??? What a strange new concept.
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Old Sep 3rd, 2012, 08:27 AM   #1002
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Not so. It is much like what FDR had to do to clean up the mess left by Hoover. So, Pres. Obama is faced with a similar task re the situation left by Bush.
Now G, as you have said before, it's important that all American rally around the crusade to protect the rich and their low taxes. The majority of worker bees er, I mean regular Americans must shoulder the weight of the taxes, less services. The macfurys fight hard to crusade for the rich and the corporations, because he knows a lightly taxed rich man is a happy rich man. Perhaps, well after they're done cash hoarding all those tax cuts that are to create jobs, they can choose a few less bmws, perhaps a few less feet on the yachts, and break with Romney's tradition of streamlining companies and shedding unneeded worker bees. Oops working Americans.

Americans are just too greedy, they can no longer count on higher paying jobs, minimum wage is the new American dream! Get with the program G, or it'll be the reeducation camp for you.



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Old Sep 3rd, 2012, 09:01 AM   #1003
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Now G, as you have said before, it's important that all American rally around the crusade to protect the rich and their low taxes. The majority of worker bees er, I mean regular Americans must shoulder the weight of the taxes, less services. The macfurys fight hard to crusade for the rich and the corporations, because he knows a lightly taxed rich man is a happy rich man. Perhaps, well after they're done cash hoarding all those tax cuts that are to create jobs, they can choose a few less bmws, perhaps a few less feet on the yachts, and break with Romney's tradition of streamlining companies and shedding unneeded worker bees. Oops working Americans.

Americans are just too greedy, they can no longer count on higher paying jobs, minimum wage is the new American dream! Get with the program G, or it'll be the reeducation camp for you.
I am nobody's "worker bee", gt, and I shall fight for "equal pay for equal work". My faith in the rights of men and women shall help to make us strong. "From my cold dead hands" shall you take this faith from me.

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Old Sep 3rd, 2012, 09:28 AM   #1004
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Now G, as you have said before, it's important that all American rally around the crusade to protect the rich and their low taxes. The majority of worker bees er, I mean regular Americans must shoulder the weight of the taxes, less services. The macfurys fight hard to crusade for the rich and the corporations, because he knows a lightly taxed rich man is a happy rich man. Perhaps, well after they're done cash hoarding all those tax cuts that are to create jobs, they can choose a few less bmws, perhaps a few less feet on the yachts, and break with Romney's tradition of streamlining companies and shedding unneeded worker bees. Oops working Americans.

Americans are just too greedy, they can no longer count on higher paying jobs, minimum wage is the new American dream! Get with the program G, or it'll be the reeducation camp for you.
You know, gt, it is worth recalling President Abraham Lincoln's words during the dark early days of the Civil War. "Capital is only the fruit of labor, and could never have existed if labor had not first existed," he told Congress in December 1861. "Labor is the superior of capital and deserves much the higher consideration,"

Today, the first Republican president's words would count as heresy in the GOP. But they are a sharp reminder that working men and women built America and fought its wars. They deserve, as Lincoln said, "the higher consideration." Paix, mon ami.
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You know, gt, it is worth recalling President Abraham Lincoln's words during the dark early days of the Civil War. "Capital is only the fruit of labor, and could never have existed if labor had not first existed," he told Congress in December 1861. "Labor is the superior of capital and deserves much the higher consideration,"

Today, the first Republican president's words would count as heresy in the GOP. But they are a sharp reminder that working men and women built America and fought its wars. They deserve, as Lincoln said, "the higher consideration." Paix, mon ami.
It does explain both parties effort to thwart solid education for the nations children. Would a well educated populace vote for any of these bums or tolerate such shockingly obvious corruption as the Great Bankster Heist?
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It does explain both parties effort to thwart solid education for the nations children. Would a well educated populace vote for any of these bums or tolerate such shockingly obvious corruption as the Great Bankster Heist?
Well, Pres. Obama, with his Race to the Top grants, Early Learning Challenge grants, student loan reforms, the new Community College to Career Fund, The Recovery Act (which supported roughly 300,000 education jobs), among other measures blocked in the Republican-controlled House of Reps, is doing his part to help educate the public.
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Not so. It is much like what FDR had to do to clean up the mess left by Hoover. So, Pres. Obama is faced with a similar task re the situation left by Bush.
I believe that blaming Bush for Obama's own malfeasance is one of the factors that is causing president' Obama's support to diminish. The President owns his own problems by the fourth year.

The policies of Hoover and FDR were very similar. Both large, interventionist governments who believed in managed economies and big government projects like the Hoover Dam and the TVA. I have no use for either of them,
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Nothing wrong with being humorous--although poor Barack Obama is not naturally gifted in this regard.
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Well, Pres. Obama, with his Race to the Top grants, Early Learning Challenge grants, student loan reforms, the new Community College to Career Fund, The Recovery Act (which supported roughly 300,000 education jobs), among other measures blocked in the Republican-controlled House of Reps, is doing his part to help educate the public.
We can only do so much to pay off the American Federation of Teachers each year before it is perceived as excessive vote buying. I was very critical of George Bush's massive increases in education spending--the largest single increase in any year--because it seemed to reward the poor results achieved among America's students, and has not resulted in any improvement in grades or academic standards.
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I believe that blaming Bush for Obama's own malfeasance is one of the factors that is causing president' Obama's support to diminish. The President owns his own problems by the fourth year.

The policies of Hoover and FDR were very similar. Both large, interventionist governments who believed in managed economies and big government projects like the Hoover Dam and the TVA. I have no use for either of them,
Well, you may try to rewrite history, but I shall stick to the facts. This might be shaping up just like 1948. The 80th Congress was nicknamed the "Do Nothing Congress" by President Harry Truman. The Congress opposed many of the bills passed during the Franklin Roosevelt administration. They also opposed most of Truman's Fair Deal bills. Yet they passed many pro-business bills. During the 1948 election Truman campaigned as much against the "Do Nothing Congress" as against his formal opponent, Thomas Dewey. And we all remember the Chicago Tribune headlines the day after the election ..............

As for the Hoover Dam, you might want to ask the folks in the US southwest what they might want to use for electricity. The dam's generators provide power for public and private utilities in Nevada, Arizona, and California.

As for the TVA, having lived in the south, I was amazed at the number of people, none of who supported or voted for FDR, who spoke highly of the TVA. TVA's service area covers most of Tennessee, portions of Alabama, Mississippi, and Kentucky, and small parts of Georgia, North Carolina, and Virginia. True, there were economic libertarians who believed the government should not participate in the electricity generation business, fearing government ownership would lead to the misuse of hydroelectric sites. Luckily, this was never the case. People were provided with electricity for the first time in their lives. I spent three weeks in Coy, Alabama, teaching at a Freedom School. We had no electricity or running water. I can only imagine what folks experienced with no electricity from the day they were born until the day they died.

So, you may have no use for either of these projects, but luckily, there are millions upon millions who benefited, and still benefit, from the electricity of these two projects.

"The needs of the many outweigh the needs of the one", namely you when it comes to these projects.

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