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Old 25th Jul 2014, 19:51
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Israel has requested 225 million dollars in military aid for the Iron Dome system from President Obama, who in turn sent the request to Congress for approval.

The Republicans fast tracked a bill for approval, then the Democrats started playing politics.

Senate Appropriations Committee Chairwoman Barbara Mikulski (D-Md.) told colleagues Tuesday that she will move a bill with $2.7 billion in emergency spending for the border, substantially less than the $3.7 billion requested by Obama, according to Democratic sources.

The legislation will not include language demanded by Republicans and some centrist Democrats giving the administration more flexibility to swiftly deport children from Guatemala, Honduras, El Salvador and other noncontiguous countries, the Democrats said.

Mikulski will attach $615 million in emergency funding to combat wildfires and $225 million for Israelís Iron Dome rocket defense system, according to one Democratic source familiar with the bill.
The move, in two parts, either forces republican's to vote for an immigration policy they completely oppose, or be criticized for turning their backs on our closest middle east ally.

Yet the American Jewish community still mostly are Democrats.

One wonders why.
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Old 28th Jul 2014, 00:28
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Libya

I see the US wasn't waiting for another Benghazi to occur, electing to drive everyone out in one big convoy which is a dangerous option at the best of times.
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Old 28th Jul 2014, 01:12
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Israel ignoring America's Secretary of State.

Egypt sending that same representative through a metal detector.

Ukraine being dismembered and Putin doing what he damn well pleases.

US Embassy in Libya evacuated despite the "leading from behind" role of the US in toppling the previous dictator.

Those Nigerian girls still abducted despite the 'hashtag' diplomacy.

The Turkish PM stating publicly that he ignores Obama.

Iraq being consumed by ISIS (ISIL).

And that's just in foreign policy this year.

Domestically, the southern border is being overrun by illegal kids and teenagers. (Pretty sure safeguarding the country is one of the Presidential responsibilities that pesky Constitution spells out.)

Personal income has declined in real terms, not just adjusted for inflation.

The number of people claiming government benefits is at an all time high.

The number of people not even looking for work is at another record.

The VA, the IRS, the FEC, and the EPA have all suffered miraculous computer 'hard' drive failures regarding officials who are under investigation for harassing conservatives. So-called investigations into each of these 'non' scandals according to the Administration is being led by ardent Obama and/or Democrat supporters.

The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) have been finding vials of anthrax, smallpox, polio, and other not so nice things in various unsecured storage closets.

Heckuva job, Barry.

Most of all, I feel sorry for those Germans. They were so hopeful...
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Old 28th Jul 2014, 01:24
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We should look on the positive side, Brick.

Somewhere, someone must have some positive developments since 2008.

Bueller?

And may I once again point out the choice we had in 2012? Romney - proven executive, squeaky clean, role model, any superlative you can find in a man. He was put up against a left-wing failure and crucified.

You get the government you deserve, America.
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Old 28th Jul 2014, 01:30
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And the last gap is filled in:

The judge went on to rule that until the District had "a licensing mechanism consistent with constitutional standards enabling people to exercise theirSecond Amendment right to bear arms," the permitted gun owners could carry firearms outside the home.
Washington D.C. handgun ban ruled unconstitutional, again - CSMonitor.com
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Old 28th Jul 2014, 01:33
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Have a read of this. Very true and well written.

About Obama checking out of job early and being missing in action.


US President Barack Obama sleepwalks into history
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Old 28th Jul 2014, 01:36
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That could evolve into a landmark decision if it stands. It would take the Supremes to strike it down.

The most important aspect of the mid-term election is to assure we don't get another left-wing vote on the Supreme Court. It's going to take a Senate majority, and then the commitment to reject any liberal activist to ensure that.
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Old 28th Jul 2014, 01:42
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Brick

I read that the other day. That is a big win as Washington has always been seen
as a big test case as they are so anti gun.

I see in your post they also lost the Chicago case as well.

Things are not going well for the anti gun lobby, especially as Obama has made
gun sales sky rocket and states pass open and concealed carry laws.
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Old 28th Jul 2014, 01:52
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Another heartwarming story:

Gun-Control Drives Beretta Out Of Maryland - Forbes

That's almost as good as the number of moguls leaving New York.
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Old 28th Jul 2014, 01:55
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Ideology over jobs ?????

I sometimes wonder about these down and out places.
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Old 28th Jul 2014, 02:01
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About Obama checking out of job early and being missing in action.
The sad and possibly tragic thing is, we could have had a real President that would have known what the hell he was doing and instead we got this red line clown, again.
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Old 28th Jul 2014, 02:07
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Golf, Fund raisers, expensive vacations - what else has he got to show for himself? What a joke he has played on us!
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Old 28th Jul 2014, 02:07
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Yep, you could have.

You don't realise until someone lists the failures - like in one of the above posts - or writes and article like in my link - just how bad it is.

OK, Bush made a mistake with Katrina and he admitted it but Jesus, to check out from the job early ?????


On a slight tangent but still to do with Obama, I seem to see far less photos of Michele and him together than even a year ago.

I know what I see is only a snap shot of US Coverage but the LAtimes, Washington Post and a couple of others, plus a few US news shows here
provides a quick snap shot and I don't see any joint photos like I used to.

Any comment ?
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Old 28th Jul 2014, 02:12
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How their relationship is going is of no concern. The important thing is how he is doing his job.

Michele is of little consequence. I'm happy she has totally focused on trying to make kids eat brussels sprouts. Not much damage she can do there.
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Old 28th Jul 2014, 02:12
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Any comment ?
Yeah, but I'd probably be banned.
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Old 28th Jul 2014, 02:17
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The VA, the IRS, the FEC, and the EPA have all suffered miraculous computer 'hard' drive failures regarding officials who are under investigation for harassing conservatives
Its sad considering I was under the impression that in the case of hard drives it is almost impossible to destroy the data. And its usually recoverable foresencally if the motivation is there.

As for emails, again, once its on a corporate system, its hard to get rid of all traces, recoverable.

I guess the key word is "motivation"
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Old 28th Jul 2014, 02:24
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The question is if the Republican Issa has the horsepower and support to force the issue against the IRS, an Executive Branch entity.

We have some serious Constitutional issues at play here. I'm hoping the Constitution will be upheld, but I have some very sad fears it won't.
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Old 28th Jul 2014, 23:54
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You get the government you deserve, America.
In the technical sense, yes. Folks voted. But in the realistic sense, not that easy to say.

Beginning in 2008, the increasingly non-white demographic makeup of the US voting population changed presidential elections forever. The first non-Caucasian candidate created a voting pattern that was largely based along racial lines. Add a little fairy dust and "change you can believe in" nonsense and it was a foregone conclusion.

It is VERY difficult to lose a presidential election when you "own" 35% of the voting electorate before you ever spend one day campaigning. What that meant in 2008 and 2012 is that Obama only had to go out there and "win" votes from 15% of the electorate +1.

And even further pushing the odds in his favor twice, was the demographic monster advantage he had because the largest electoral college states are increasingly becoming non-white populations, and in some cases in many large cities and counties that carry states, it's nearly 100 percent Third World ethnic, Latino or African American.

A self-identifying African American presidential candidate would have to work hard at losing an election based on these demographic realities--not work hard to win it.

He's only got to convince 15% or so of the undecided to come his way. Or when you count all of the white, yellow-dog Democrat voters in the country, he's in by a landslide before he makes one campaign speech!

That's the demographic reality once race became a major factor and it wasn't just a Repub and Dem white guy out there trying to fight for the critical middle moderates with policy and charm.

Did America get the government we deserved? Or the one that was a foregone conclusion the minute campaign policies became obsolete and racial and ethnic demographics became the baseline voting default?

I don't know.

But I do know what the polls said in both elections, because I have friends in the news business who were involved with the dependable, well respected polls. It was a mostly a racial split right on the money. I think something like 90-95 percent of non-white voters voted for him. And I know a lot of white Dems who would rather cut off an ear than vote Repub, even if the Dem is an empty suit nonentity. So there you are.
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Old 29th Jul 2014, 00:15
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You wanted your lawns cut cheaply...it's only cost you your country.
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Old 29th Jul 2014, 01:35
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Shucks, don't blame me. I only hire legal folks!

It's not lawns that are the issue in my neighborhoods outside D.C.

They speak Arabic and they are growing so fast it's taking over entire communities outside DC. Bagels are no longer sold in certain supermarkets in certain neighborhoods. All of the signs on the stores, restaurants and the various office block developments all sport signs in Arabic.

Years ago when Israel was in trouble, American presidents could express unbridled support because the US always supported Israel financially and politically because among other reasons they had a strong political base in the US who contributed to elections.

Now? I'm not surprised Obama is trying to walk down the middle. The Arab constituency in the US has grown exponentially very quickly. It would be political suicide to try to take the all-Israel stance in this day and age and win elections--especially a few months before the midterms.

There is going to have to be a lot of cow towing to Arab interests with the way the middle eastern pro-Arab populations are growing in the U.S. And there are more Muslim African arrivals in my neighborhood than populate the entire of Nigeria!

American politicians will no longer have an easy choice when speaking in public about Israel, as they did before when it was presumed the electorate and wealthy contributors supported Israel....

I've never thought Obama favored Arab issues because he has personal preferences--I've always presumed it was his political advisors who analyze demographic data informing his choices.
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