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Old 9th Oct 2014, 15:56
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Had any other president in our history had so many scandals, and addressed them with such casual disregard, he would have been forced to resign by his own party, as Nixon was.

We are going to be paying the tab for our collective foolishness in electing him for a generation, if the current government structure survives.

The nation can survive a fool as president. It can't survive a continuation of the uninformed electorate that put him there.

I'm keeping my fingers crossed that America will come to its senses and start to turn the ship around in November.
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Old 9th Oct 2014, 16:41
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I have long held the opinion that Obama has a deep seated contempt for American people and their way of life.
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Old 9th Oct 2014, 16:48
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Perhaps so did your fellow Europeans which is why they so worshipped him when he was a candidate and, later, despite his disdain for all things European, for re-election.

Surely those 200,000 screaming Germans weren't wrong? Not to mention all the European media that were touting his arrival?

For if they were wrong then, why could they be considered right about anything in the future?
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Old 9th Oct 2014, 20:22
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I have long held the opinion that Obama has a deep seated contempt for American people and their way of life.
Its very normal for your opinion of things to be skewed one way or another whether right or wrong depending on your influences when you where growing up.

This doesn't always hold and can change, but as a rule there is always that conditioning in the background. So depending on his surroundings where he was being raised, will govern his bias.
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Old 10th Oct 2014, 06:02
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LA traffic takes another hit. Thanks Obama!

Yeah, Biden was out here just the other day to collect from Hollywood and now Barry is here to collect some more. It got real quiet at LAX this afternoon just before I got off work. When I saw our beautifully painted AF1 fly by on approach I remembered hearing about the visit on the news last night. I'm bothered that the tax payers pay all that money for "official" Presidential travel when the primary purpose of the taxpayer supported visit is to collect money for a political party, but that's the way it is.

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Old 10th Oct 2014, 06:04
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Oh dear !

Old news it maybe, but, still entertaining to read.

BBC News - Anchorage police report details Palin family brawl

Those much and oft quoted family values........hmmmm ?
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Old 10th Oct 2014, 08:29
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Funny what some people call "entertaining"

We have the post from brickhistory enumerating all the actions that one would have thought "entertaining", in a very serious way, but obviously far to deep to involve the press.

Man, this Administration will lie about the lie. Yet the media is still slow to go the full "Nixon" on them despite numerous scandals -
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Old news it maybe, but, still entertaining to read
. I would not even call that news, a family squabble that should surely have no interest at all for the press and certainly not be entertaining for any outsider.
 
Old 10th Oct 2014, 10:55
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I wonder if Obama is going to come out with "if I had a son he would look like Kevin" statement.
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Old 10th Oct 2014, 11:05
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Odd headline. I wonder if it would have been different if the corpse were alive...
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Old 10th Oct 2014, 12:41
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Aaaaaandd they're off!

Treatment of US Ebola Victim Under Scrutiny.

The family of the first Ebola victim in the United States said recently they believe their loved one received “unfair” treatment that may have resulted in his death. This suggestion comes on the heels of multiple reports noting that there may be a lawsuit looming over how the hospital handled this case.
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Old 10th Oct 2014, 15:03
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“He got sick and went to the hospital and was turned away, and that's the turning point here,” said the Rev. Jesse Jackson, who is now a spokesperson for the family.

- See more at: Family Of First US Ebola Victim Thomas Eric Duncan Questions His Treatment
How's that Obamcare working out for ya', Jesse?
 
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How's it working for you Dush
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Old 10th Oct 2014, 18:51
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Ah, I see the dear Reverend Jackson has found a new "gig." Personally, I think he should visit the deceased gentleman's homeland firsthand to gain some appreciation of the events leading up to his demise. I'll throw in a Twenty for the airfare. One-way ticket should be enough.
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Old 10th Oct 2014, 19:59
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I am so sorry that the family of the Dallas ebola victim isn't happy with the medical care that their late relative received.

I would be happy to provide a free ride to the airport so that they can move (permanently) to their country of choice.

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The lies perpetrated by the entitlement culture created by "progressive" politics and its poverty pimps (Mr. Jackson, Mr. Sharpton, et al.) just keep coming....

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Old 13th Oct 2014, 22:49
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I'm bothered that the tax payers pay all that money for "official" Presidential travel when the primary purpose of the taxpayer supported visit is to collect money for a political party, but that's the way it is.
I don't know how it is done now, but before 2008 when I was still working, there were portions of the travel costs billed to the Dems/Repubs committee who were using AF1 or other of the smaller planes for fund raising. Of course military salaries weren't included, as they are operated by active duty personnel.

The charge for reporters traveling aboard the press plane that went with it OR on AF1 itself were extremely costly. I used to have to cut the checks. But news people paid their way, which, considering the plane was going ANYWAY, helped offset taxpayer costs.

By far and away, the most "abusive" uses of the air command at Andrews were by congressmen and senators. And some members of the cabinet. Any AF1 of AF2 trips paled by comparison to what they got up to. A reporter where I worked years ago did a FOIA on the flights that were not classified (like that white jet with no markings that always sat on the Tarmac at Andrews that everybody called "that CIA plane.") hahaha

He found the Hill were using the smaller jets like personal taxis essentially. And a close personal family friend back in the '90s was the captain of AF1. I loved the guy. He was absolutely undaunted as the commander of the aircraft to go back and confront a president if they were doing something he found unacceptable to his crew. And did a few times! That's what you can do when you are retiring soon, ha.

The nature of the beast means that wherever they go, air space chaos ensues. Several miles of clear airspace has to be open around AF1 at all times in the air. And they have multiple armed fighter jets with them in the air riding shotgun on all sides at all times. ATC's have to jump through hoops to make this thing work at massively busy international airports. It always delays the traveling folks big time.
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Old 13th Oct 2014, 23:00
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It always delays the traveling folks big time.

In the words of Mel Brooks "it's good to be the king".
 
Old 13th Oct 2014, 23:05
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Yes! Unless, well, you are King Charles the headless one.

And don't get me started on all of the motorcades swanning around DC and the suburbs regularly that make road travel already choked normally, into a nightmare when they shut down the motorcade route. And often times, just to go out to dinner! What? The Peking Duck doesn't do take out deliveries to PA Avenue?

Yeah, it's great to be Mr. Kingy!
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Old 14th Oct 2014, 18:36
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Howard Fineman, noted and respected "journalist," has fallen out of love with The One.

He had been one of the best Obama candidacy and Administration fluffers, but it appears that he is trying to regain some relevance and "objectivity" for future writings.

Now, his heart is broken because Barry is incompenent (as if that's a new discovery):

Remember The Fresh Promise Of Barack Obama? What Happened To That Guy?

Sorry, Howard. You are just one of the foot soldiers in the Barry Brigade that foisted him upon the US with not doing your job at best and actively campaigning/running interference for him at worst.

You are expendable.

Blame it on the Benghazi video...
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Old 14th Oct 2014, 18:40
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Seriously Brick, what does it matter anyway?
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Old 14th Oct 2014, 18:42
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Yeah, it's as though the National Security Advisor went on national TV yesterday and announced a deal that Turkey would let US/Allied forces use Turkish forces in the on-going war that isn't a war.

Only to have the Turkish Foreign Minister say, less than one hour later, "No there is no such deal."

Clown act that gets good seats at the Jay-Z and Beyoncé shows...
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