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2012-04-22 11:12:10 AM
Without any actual accomplishments to tout for President Barack Obama

That's as far as I bothered reading.
 
2012-04-22 11:18:21 AM
Given who the GOP is stuck with, I'd say the Dems will do just fine this year.
 
2012-04-22 11:23:31 AM
Well, there's two minutes of my life I'd like refunded
 
2012-04-22 11:29:26 AM
Now there's a comparison for you!
 
2012-04-22 11:40:40 AM

bloobeary: Without any actual accomplishments to tout for President Barack Obama

That's as far as I bothered reading.


Yeah. Health care reform. Getting troops home. Getting Osama bin Laden. Those were nothing. Anyone could have done that, but they just never bothered. It's like he's been phoning it in these last four years. WTF?
 
2012-04-22 11:42:51 AM

hubiestubert: Getting Osama bin Laden.


That alone is all he needs.

I can see the debate now.

"Mr President, with the dollar weakening and unemployment still high, what is your plan going forward to put America back to work?"

"Hey, remember that time I killed bin laden?"

Book it, done.
 
2012-04-22 11:47:03 AM
This is just through the letter E.

http://obamaachievements.org/list

Obama Administration's Achievements (Thus Far)
Click any category or: Expand | Collapse All Items
Arts and Culture
Increased funding for the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) to the highest level since 1992. ref, ref, ref
Created an artist corps for public schools. ref
Championed the importance of arts education. ref
Promoted cultural diplomacy. ref
Banking and Financial Reform
BROAD POLICY:
Established the National Commission on Fiscal Responsibility and Reform. ref
Established President's Advisory Council on Financial Capability to assist in financial education for all Americans. ref, ref , ref
Restoring American Financial Stability Act of 2010. ref, ref
Dodd-Frank (DF) Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act, the biggest financial reform law since the Great Depression. ref
Managed the Troubled Asset Relief Program (TARP) ref
Assigned a Special Inspector General for the Troubled Asset Relief Program Act of 2009. ref
Pension relief Act of 2010. ref
Fraud Enforcement and Recovery Act. ref, ref
Played a lead role in G-20 Summit re: financial crisis. ref
Reformed deferral rules to curb tax advantages for investing overseas. ref
Established new offshore investment policy that promotes in-sourcing. ref, ref
FUNDING:
Cut salaries for 65 bailout executives (Pay Czar). ref
Banks have repaid 75% of TARP funds, bringing the cost down to $89B as of June 2010. ref
Closed offshore tax safe havens, tax credit loopholes. ref , ref , ref
TARGETED ACTIONS:
Created the Financial Stability Oversight Council to monitor stability of the financial system and individual firms (DF). ref
New requirements for reporting financial data (DF). ref
Created self-funded Office of Financial Research (OFR) to collect information from financial firms (DF). ref
OFR employees must wait a year before working for certain financial firms. ref
Provided for orderly liquidation of financial companies (DF). ref
Limited trading activities of banks (Volcker Rule) beginning 2 yrs after passage (DF). ref
Swaps Pushout Rule prevented federal assistance to swaps (including derivatives) traders (DF). ref
Derivatives must be traded transparently through a clearing house (DF). ref
Defined the amount and nature of assets required to meet capital requirements (DF). ref
Originators of asset-backed securities must retain 5% ownership/risk (DF). ref
Bureau of Consumer Financial Protection (DF). ref
Stronger client fiduciary duty for broker-dealers (DF). ref
Higher standards for securities advertising and disclosures (DF). ref
Expanded "insider loans" (DF). ref
Higher standards for sytemically important ($50 billion assets+) institutions, including annual stress tests and restrictions on bank acquisitions (DF). ref
Executive compensation must be determined by an independent committee (DF). ref
Issued compensation guidelines for bank executive salary and bonuses. ref , ref
Financial agencies must establish Offices of Women and Minorities to promote more diverse hiring (DF). ref
Credit Card Accountability, Responsibility and Disclosure Act. ref, ref
Credit CARD Technical Corrections Act of 2009. ref
Established a credit card bill of rights. ref
Reformed credit card swipe fees. ref
Created new criminal penalties for mortgage fraud. ref
Congress pursued Goldman Sachs for securities violations. ref
Permanently extended Research and Experimentation Tax Credit for domestic investments. ref
RESULTS:
(Treasury) Sold 1.5 billion shares of Citigroup at a profit. ref
G-20 summit produced a $1.1 trillion deal to combat the global financial crisis. ref
Negotiated deal with Swiss banks to permit US government to gain access to records of tax evaders and criminals. ref
Financial reform has 'strongest consumer financial protections in history.' ref
Section curator:
Civil Rights
FUNDING:
Provided $12.2 billion in new funding for the Individuals with Disabilities Act though the American Recovery and investment Act. ref
TARGETED ACTIONS:
Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act; Instituted equal pay for women. ref, ref, ref
Presidential Memorandum extending benefits to same-sex partners of federal employees. ref , ref , ref , ref
Presidential Memorandum protecting gay and lesbian partners' visitation/healthcare decision-making rights (4/15/2010). ref
Matthew Shepard and James Byrd Jr. Hate Crimes Prevention Act to include gender, sexual orientation and disability. ref
Supported the repeal of Don't Ask Don't Tell (DADT). ref
Ryan White HIV/AIDS Treatment Extension Act. ref
Established White House Council on Women and Girls (Executive Order 13506 ). ref
Financial agencies must establish Offices of Women and Minorities to promote more diverse hiring.
Increased minority access to capital. ref
Pushing through settlement in the black farmers lawsuit against USDA. ref, ref
Signed the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities. ref
Increased Federal Employment of Individuals with Disabilities (Exec Order)(celebrating 20th anniversary of the ADA). ref, ref
Section curator: ^roytoric
Commerce, Trade and technology
BROAD POLICY:
Promoted internet freedom as part of U.S. foreign policy. ref, ref , ref
Webcaster Settlement Act of 2009. ref
Satellite Television Extension Act of 2010. ref
FUNDING:
Expanded loan programs for small businesses. ref
TARGETED ACTION:
Small Business Act. ref
Small Business Investment Act. ref
Proposed tougher meat industry antitrust rules. ref , ref
Denied federal contracts to tax delinquents. ref
Appointed the nation's first Chief Technology Officer. ref
Established Federal IT Dashboard. ref
Modernized the USA.gov portal to connect people to the services they require. ref
Launched the National Export Initiative, with the goal of doubling US exports by 2015. ref , ref
Provided National Export Initiative/Progress report and named President's Export Council. ref, ref
Launched piracy crackdown. ref
Section curators:
Conservation
BROAD POLICY:
Morris K. Udall Scholarship and Excellence in National Environmental Policy Amendments Act of 2009. ref
Omnibus Public Land Management Act of 2009. ref
North American Wetlands Conservation Act. ref
Stewardship of the Ocean (established National Ocean Council ), our Coasts and the Great Lakes (Executive Order). ref
Federal Leadership in Environmental, Energy and Economic Performance (Executive Order). ref, ref
Established partnerships to share environmental technology with other countries. ref
FUNDING:
Increased funding for the Land and Water Conservation Fund. ref
Increased funding for national parks and forests. ref
$175 million of ARRA allocated for water conservation, $135 million of that in the West. ref
TARGETED AREAS:
Reengaged in the treaties/agreements to protect the Antarctic. ref, ref
Expanded access to places to hunt and fish. ref
Chesapeake Bay Protection and Restoration (Executive Order). ref, ref
Led effort to phase out whaling. ref
Pursued a wildfire management plan. ref
Encouraged more controlled burns to reduce wildfires. ref
Ordered removal of more brush, small trees and vegetation that fuel wildfires. ref
Section curator: ^pash
Economy
BROAD POLICY:
The American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 (ARRA): a $789 billion economic stimulus plan. ref
US auto industry rescue plan. ref, ref
Start-Up activity now higher than it was during the dotcom boom. ref
Created task force to fight deficit. ref
Worker, Homeownership, and Business Assistance Act of 2009. ref
Temporary extension of programs under the Small Business Act and the Small Business Investment Act of 1958. ref
FUNDING:
Increased minority access to capital. ref
$26 billion aid to states package (Aug 2010). ref
TARGETED ACTIONS:
Raised the small business investment limit to $250,000 through the end of 2009. ref
Created an Advanced Manufacturing Fund to invest in peer-reviewed manufacturing processes. ref
Improper Payments Elimination and Recovery Act - establishes a Federal "Do Not Pay" list. ref
Extended and indexed the 2007 Alternative Minimum Tax patch. ref
Adopted Economic Substance tax doctrine. ref
Extended unemployment insurance benefits and temporarily suspend taxes on these benefits. ref ref
Economy grew 5.9% in 4th quarter. ref
U.S. Economy: Manufacturing grew by most since 2004. ref
U.S. GDP up 3.2% in first quarter. ref
Consumer spending showed biggest rise in 3 years. ref
Orders for most durable goods rose. ref
Wholesale inventories and sales rose in March. ref
$26 billion state aid bill triggered a surge of private municipal investment. ref
EXHIBITS - THE STIMULUS ONE YEAR LATER:
Success of the stimulus-how do you illustrate 'could have been worse'? ref
Distribution of ARRA funds by year. ref
Need for financial education: Investors who act on their own do worse than T-bills; market timers earn negative returns. ref
Consumer debt patterns (revolving and non-revolving) through end of 2009. ref
Growth of the national debt from 2000-2009. ref
Bar chart showing increases in national debt by President (since Carter). ref
Pie chart: 2009 annual deficit contrasting large Bush tax cuts and relatively small ARRA. ref
THE LEGACY: AUGUST 2010
The Economy Has Been Growing - seasonally adjusted change in GDP by quarter 2007-2010. ref
The Private Sector Has Begun to Add Jobs - Monthly change in nonfarm employment 2008-2010. ref
GDP would have been lower without the Recovery Act (2007-2013 projection) (scroll down to Part III to see chart). ref
Unemployment would have been higher without ARRA (2008-2010). ref
The gap between actual and full-employment GDP would have been much larger without TARP and ARRA (2008-2010). ref
MISCELLANEOUS EXHIBITS:
Public Sector Lost 316,000 jobs October 09-July 10 (state aid negotiated out of ARRA by GOP). ref
Section curator ^roytoric
Education: College
BROAD POLICY:
Enacted largest reform of student aid in 40 years. ref, ref
Health Care and Education Affordability Reconciliation Act of 2010. ref
Established President's Advisory Council on Financial Capability to assist in financial education for all Americans. ref, ref, ref
FUNDING:
Increased funding for land-grant college. ref
Provided means for students struggling to make college loan payments to refinance. ref
TARGETED ACTIONS:
Expanded Pell grants for low-income students. ref
Expanded Pell grant pool by eliminating private lender subsidies for student loans. ref
Section curators: ^ejoyce ^Kroth
Education: Health of Children
BROAD POLICY:
Created the Race to the Top Fund ($4.35 billion) to reward States that create comprehensive education reform plans. ref
Children's Health Insurance Program Reauthorization Act of 2009 . ref
FUNDING:
Provided funding for high-speed, broadband Internet access to K-12 schools. ref
Established State Equalization Fund; new funds for school construction (ARRA). ref
Provided $77 Billion for reforms to to strengthen Elementary and Secondary education. ref
Fully funded the Community Development Block Grant (CDBG). ref
Provided $12.2 billion in new funding for the Individuals with Disabilities Act through the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act. ref
$26 billion state aid package saved 160,000 teacher jobs (Aug 2010) ref
Provided over $2.3 billion in additional funding to Head Start and Early Head Start programs in 2009. ref
Provided $5 billion dollars for Early Learning Programs under the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act. ref
Roughly doubled the amount available in Federal Child Care Block Grants. ref
Established "Promise Neighborhood" Grants (modeled after the Harlem Children's Zone). ref , ref
Eliminated abstinence-only funding in budget. ref, ref
TARGETED ACTIONS:
Helped rebuild schools in New Orleans. ref
Established school programs to highlight space and science achievements. ref
Recruited math and science degree graduates to the teaching profession. ref
Expanded the Nurse-Family Partnership to all low-income, first-time mothers . ref
Provided affordable, high-quality child care. ref
Unveiled initiatives to help men be better fathers. ref
Section curators: ^ejoyce ^Kroth
Employment: Jobs
BROAD POLICY:
Jobs for Main Street Act (2010). ref
American Jobs and Closing Tax Loopholes Act of 2010. ref
National Export Initiative ref
FUNDING:
(DOL) Dedicated $100 million in Energy Training Partnership green jobs training grants. ref
(DOL) Dedicated $150 million for Pathways Out of Poverty green jobs training grants. ref
$33 billion-dollar jobs package (March 2010). ref , ref
$26 billion aid to states package (Aug 2010). ref
$5,000 tax credit for every new worker. ref
New Health IT Workforce Grants (ARRA). ref
TARGETED ACTIONS:
Job training programs in clean technologies for displaced workers. ref
Green Vet Initiative to promote environmental jobs for veterans. ref
Financial agencies must establish Offices of Women and Minorities to promote more diverse hiring (DF).
Recruited math and science degree graduates to the teaching profession. ref
Initiated a new policy to promote federal hiring of military spouses. ref, ref
Required new hires to sign a form affirming their hiring was not due to political affiliations or contributions. ref, ref
RESULTS:
CBO found 3.7 Million jobs created by stimulus (May 2010). ref
Job loss exploded under Bush, improves under Obama. ref
682,370 jobs created under the Recovery Act Between January 1 - March 31,2010. ref, ref, ref
New jobless claims tumble. ref
March payrolls surge by 162,000 US says . ref
March jobs data showed biggest growth in three years .ref
U.S. economy added 90000 jobs in April . ref
Jobless rates dropped in 34 states and DC (AP). ref
Section curator: ^roytoric
Energy: Green
BROAD POLICY:
Established an Energy Partnership for the Americas. ref
Established the Biofuels Working Group to develop a comprehensive approach to alternative fuels. ref
Additional measures to advance clean energy/solar investments and job creation (ARRA). ref
Launched new Climate Service. ref
Worked toward deploying a global climate change research and monitoring system. ref
Implemented renewable fuels mandate of 36 billion gallons by 2022. ref
FUNDING:
More than doubled federal spending for research on clean fuels. ref
$60 billion in spending and tax incentives for renewable and clean energy. ref
Invested in all types of alternative energy. ref
Increased funding for the Environmental Protection Agency. ref
Invested $2 billion in solar power, hailed new jobs. ref, ref, ref
Established consumer tax credit for plug-in hybrid cars. ref, ref
Provided grants to encourage energy-efficient building codes. ref
Doubled funding for bicycling, walking projects ref, ref
(DOL) Dedicated $100 million in Energy Training Partnership green jobs training grants. ref
(DOL) Dedicated $150 million for Pathways Out of Poverty green jobs training grants. ref
$8 billion combined public/pvt funding committed to develop Smart Power Grid (part of ARRA). ref
Incentivized farmers to use more renewable energy and be more energy efficient. ref
TARGETED ACTIONS:
Purchased fuel efficient American-made fleet for the federal government. ref
Ordered 5,000 hybrids for federal fleet. ref
(NIST) Completed first release of Smart Grid framework. ref
Created job training programs in clean technologies for displaced workers. ref
Created Green Vet Initiative to promote environmental jobs for veterans. ref
Established program to convert manufacturing centers into clean technology leaders. ref
RESULTS:
First President to create detailed vision for clean energy economy. ref
Wind power growth up 39% due to government stimulus. ref
Study: Almost 5 million charging stations by 2015. ref
Section curator: ^pash
Energy: Old
BROAD POLICY:
Ended the previous policy of not regulating and labeling carbon dioxide emissions. ref
Created Interagency Task Force on Carbon Capture and Storage. ref
Set national standards for fuel economy and first ever greenhouse gas emission levels for passenger cars and light trucks. ref
Set smog limit: new strict proposal to replace Bush-era rule (EPA). ref ref
Regulated greenhouse gases for large industrial sources (EPA). ref
Raised fuel economy standards. ref
Required states to provide incentives for utilities to reduce energy consumption. ref
Allowed states to enact tougher fuel efficiency standards than federal standards. ref
Established Blue Ribbon Commission on America's Nuclear Future. ref
FUNDING:
Pledged more than $8 billion for new nuclear reactors. ref
Tax breaks to promote public transit. ref
TARGETED ACTIONS:
Dismantled the Minerals Management Service, cutting ties between industry and government. ref , ref
Reengaged in global warming and greenhouse gas emissions talks. ref, ref
Offered 17% U.S. emissions cuts at climate summit. ref
Pledged 28% cut in federal greenhouse gas emissions by 2020. ref
Expanded greenhouse gas reduction targets for Federal operations -13% reduction from indirect sources by 2020. ref
(FTC) Toughened anti-greenwashing rules. ref
Instituted "Cash for Clunkers" to spur auto sales and promote fuel efficiency . ref, ref
Ordered inspections of mines with poor safety records. ref
Closed loophole that allowed drilling in Rockies without environmental review. ref
(EPA) Sharply limited mountaintop mining. ref
(EPA) Announced historic plans to regulate coal ash. ref
Required electric utilities to produce 20% of their electricity demand from renewable energy sources by 2020. ref
(EPA) Limited mercury emissions. ref ref
Section curator: ^pash
Energy: Oil
BROAD POLICY:
Introduced Oil Spill Recovery Bill to remove oil company liability cap. ref ref
Created offshore drilling safety review board. ref
Created new drilling agency with investigative arm. ref
Ended previous practice of having White House aides rewrite scientific and environmental rules, regulations and reports. ref
FUNDING:
Ordered $20 billion escrow fund by BP to reimburse lost incomes in Gulf. ref
Ordered $100 million to compensate those hurt by drilling moratorium. ref
TARGETED ACTIONS:
Dismantled the Minerals Management Service, cutting ties between industry and government. ref , ref
Mandated new safety rules for offshore drilling. ref
Opened civil and criminal investigations into Gulf oil spill. ref, ref
(Congress) Launched investigation into gas drilling practices. ref
Established the National Commission on the BP Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill and Offshore Drilling. ref
Amended Oil Pollution Act of 1990 authorizing advances from Oil Spill Liability Trust Fund for the Deepwater Horizon oil spill. ref
Expanded oil rig workers' families abilities to sue and recover. ref
Fined BP subsidiary $5.2 million for false reporting. ref
(EPA) Barred Texas' authority to issue refinery operating permits. ref
Section curator: ^pash
 
2012-04-22 11:47:36 AM
First Sentence: Without any actual accomplishments to tout for President Barack Obama

I'm just going to repost something I wrote last October, because apparently we've gone full circle, yet again, to how Obama doesn't do anything. So here you go:

So today's narrative is that he's a do-nothing president who gets walked on? I've listened to nearly 3 years of how he's "ramming (insert whatever) down our throats" over and over again for every executive order, every cabinet appointment, every decision down to what kind of mustard he puts on his burgers and what kind of office stationary he uses. Whether you like what he's doing or not is another debate, but to say that he hasn't accomplished anything is just ludicrous. Here's a very short list of major things he has done, despite opposition to every single one of these items by the GOP. Here's the first dozen things I can think of, no google searches, no asking a friend for help, just off the top of my head. Whether you like what he's doing or not is the subject for various other debates, but he is getting shiat done. To say he can't get anything done is absurd and makes you look like a fool.

1) Appointed two SCOTUS justices. Both pro-choice, both pro-feminine rights, both pro-civil rights.
2) Gave order to raid OBL's hideout, successfully killing him, with no American casualties. This mission, although much more risky, was chosen instead of using a drone strike. The result of this was that our military gathered untold amounts of info that has led to other terrorist leaders turning themselves in or being killed. Somehow this was met with GOP opposition after the fact. Of all things, you would think killing OBL wouldn't be met with opposition, but there you have it.
3) Pushed through the largest health care reform in the history of this country. This included such things as eliminating the pre-existing condition bullshiat that is commonly used by insurance companies to screw customers over. For example, I had to fight my insurance company for payment when I broke my arm because they claimed it was a "pre-existing condition." I had been using that provider for over 3 years when this injury occurred.
4) Put a stop to federal courts enforcing the DOMA.
5) Ended DADT.
6) Worked with NATO and the UN to oust a brutal dictator in Libya, but didn't get sucked into a full scale invasion of a country referred to as "the graveyard of empires" like his predecessor.
7) Has increased investment in green energy R&D projects, and has increased spending on infrastructure projects.
8) Pushed through an $800 billion economic stimulus package.
9) Came to agreement with Switzerland's government and major banks to allow US government access to records of known U.S. tax evaders and organized crime members.
10) Expanded vaccination programs.
11) Expanded the CHIP program to provide 4 million more children in the U.S. with access to health care.
12) Instituted policy that expenses are paid for families of fallen U.S. military personnel to travel to Dover AFB to be present when their loved one's body arrives. This wasn't a guarantee under Bush.
 
2012-04-22 11:52:38 AM

Don't Troll Me Bro!: 9) Came to agreement with Switzerland's government and major banks to allow US government access to records of known U.S. tax evaders and organized crime members.

And this is in particular one of the main reasons that he must be stopped in many folks' minds...

 
2012-04-22 11:54:27 AM

hubiestubert: Don't Troll Me Bro!: 9) Came to agreement with Switzerland's government and major banks to allow US government access to records of known U.S. tax evaders and organized crime members.

And this is in particular one of the main reasons that he must be stopped in many folks' minds...


There's always the Cayman Islands.
 
2012-04-22 12:06:03 PM

Don't Troll Me Bro!: hubiestubert: Don't Troll Me Bro!: 9) Came to agreement with Switzerland's government and major banks to allow US government access to records of known U.S. tax evaders and organized crime members.

And this is in particular one of the main reasons that he must be stopped in many folks' minds...

There's always the Cayman Islands.


The tax issue is the Obama's real crime in the minds of those with real cash in this country. Not abortion. Not adoption. Not gays in the military or marriage equality, but taxes.

The TEA Party was organized with that as their headline, and while they have been given their head to go all Derptastic in the media, ultimately, they are there to drum up support of a whole raft of ideas that keep the feeding trough open. That most of the TEA Party folks would benefit from a revision in the tax code to ease the burden on the middle class, and the regressive system of sales taxes that shift the burden further to the poorest sectors--all while slashing benefits and assistance that would benefit their communities and the businesses in them--and naught else.

They have become a catch basin for the craziest of ideas, but their continued support of regressive and even idiotic tax schemes that are designed to concentrate wealth at the top further can't be ignored. It is about keeping populist support that will continue to drain cash from communities, and send it out fo system. That a fair amount gets squirrelled away in odd accounts overseas, or to investments that will never see any return in the US doesn't matter--for these folks it is the "principle" which eludes them save in a sort of jingoistic banner waving that invokes apple pie, FREEEEEDOM! and knocking out the Kaiser, the dirty Commies, and the mud people.

Give the folks who put these things together some credit: they saw an opportunity to get the folks they have been actively screwing for years in line to give them unwavering support and call it "patriotic" to bend over to get another rogering...
 
2012-04-22 12:13:28 PM
People forget that, before that fateful day with the 7th Cavalry, Custer was actually a hero at the battle of Gettysburg. His cavalry forces managed to successfully prevent Confederate reinforcements from aiding Pickett's charge.
 
2012-04-22 12:52:23 PM

SilentStrider: People forget that, before that fateful day with the 7th Cavalry, Custer was actually a hero at the battle of Gettysburg. His cavalry forces managed to successfully prevent Confederate reinforcements from aiding Pickett's charge.


History can be a biatch, we do not always remember the good/great things done by a person.
 
2012-04-22 12:59:04 PM

jim32rr: SilentStrider: People forget that, before that fateful day with the 7th Cavalry, Custer was actually a hero at the battle of Gettysburg. His cavalry forces managed to successfully prevent Confederate reinforcements from aiding Pickett's charge.

History can be a biatch, we do not always remember the good/great things done by a person.


An old Scot and a young Scot were sitting in the pub talking. The old man says to the young man; "Son, look out the window. You see that stone fence stretchin' out 'cross the moor as far as yer eye can see? Well I built that fence with me own two hands. But, do they call me MacGregor the fence builder? Nooooo."

"Now ya take a look up at the bar. See the perfectly constructed thing of beauty stretchin' across this great hall? Well, I built that bar with me own two hands. But, do they call me MacGregor the bar builder? Noooo."

"Now take a look toward the sea. Do you see that magnificent pier, sturdy and straight, unmoving againt the sea and all her wrath? Well, I built that pier with me own two hands. But, do they call me MacGregor the pier builder? Noooo."

Then MacGregor leans in close to the young man and whispers....

"But ya fark one goat..."
 
2012-04-22 01:23:46 PM

hubiestubert: jim32rr: SilentStrider: People forget that, before that fateful day with the 7th Cavalry, Custer was actually a hero at the battle of Gettysburg. His cavalry forces managed to successfully prevent Confederate reinforcements from aiding Pickett's charge.

History can be a biatch, we do not always remember the good/great things done by a person.

An old Scot and a young Scot were sitting in the pub talking. The old man says to the young man; "Son, look out the window. You see that stone fence stretchin' out 'cross the moor as far as yer eye can see? Well I built that fence with me own two hands. But, do they call me MacGregor the fence builder? Nooooo."

"Now ya take a look up at the bar. See the perfectly constructed thing of beauty stretchin' across this great hall? Well, I built that bar with me own two hands. But, do they call me MacGregor the bar builder? Noooo."

"Now take a look toward the sea. Do you see that magnificent pier, sturdy and straight, unmoving againt the sea and all her wrath? Well, I built that pier with me own two hands. But, do they call me MacGregor the pier builder? Noooo."

Then MacGregor leans in close to the young man and whispers....

"But ya fark one goat..."


CSB, got a good laugh.
 
2012-04-22 01:38:47 PM

hubiestubert: jim32rr: SilentStrider: People forget that, before that fateful day with the 7th Cavalry, Custer was actually a hero at the battle of Gettysburg. His cavalry forces managed to successfully prevent Confederate reinforcements from aiding Pickett's charge.

History can be a biatch, we do not always remember the good/great things done by a person.

An old Scot and a young Scot were sitting in the pub talking. The old man says to the young man; "Son, look out the window. You see that stone fence stretchin' out 'cross the moor as far as yer eye can see? Well I built that fence with me own two hands. But, do they call me MacGregor the fence builder? Nooooo."

"Now ya take a look up at the bar. See the perfectly constructed thing of beauty stretchin' across this great hall? Well, I built that bar with me own two hands. But, do they call me MacGregor the bar builder? Noooo."

"Now take a look toward the sea. Do you see that magnificent pier, sturdy and straight, unmoving againt the sea and all her wrath? Well, I built that pier with me own two hands. But, do they call me MacGregor the pier builder? Noooo."

Then MacGregor leans in close to the young man and whispers....

"But ya fark one goat..."


Isaac Asimov used to tell a version of that joke in an urban setting and end it with "But I suck just one cock..."
 
2012-04-22 01:47:59 PM
Expect a lot more of these articles since the right is going to have a hard time with the "accomplishments" Mittens has:

Government Experience:

Created the Blueprint for Obama care
Signed the First Assault gun ban
Raised taxes on both individuals and Corporations
Lead Massachusetts to a enviable #47 spot in job creation

As an Executive:

Took Healthy low debt Companies and applied Parasitic Capitalism to them
Leveraged their borrowing saddling them with enormous debt while pulling that money out in the name of Management Fees or "corporate" repayment
Caused these Formerly healthy Countries to go bankrupt causing thousands of jobs to be lost
Purposely shorted pension plans so that when the company did go bankrupt the Pension Guaranty fund had to cover the shortage - 41 million dollars of tax payer money

His Claim of Job creation as companies such as Staples only occurred because Bain was only a minority investor and had no control over the company, This is like BofA claiming that they created the jobs at every business they have given overdraft protection to.

Again how is Mitt Better than Obama?
 
2012-04-22 03:10:00 PM

SilentStrider: People forget that, before that fateful day with the 7th Cavalry, Custer was actually a hero at the battle of Gettysburg. His cavalry forces managed to successfully prevent Confederate reinforcements from aiding Pickett's charge.


Republicans don't like history if it doesn't involve Jesus or Reagan.
 
2012-04-22 03:19:14 PM
I honestly just cant believe people write these kinds of articles in good faith, ever.
 
2012-04-22 03:24:26 PM

DamnYankees: I honestly just cant believe people write these kinds of articles in good faith, ever.


Hey, they delivered. One biased puff piece to appease the masses and an attempt to diffuse the perception that the most invasive, totalitarian, power hungry, ramming it down our throats President EVAR has accomplished anything in 4 years.

How is that not in good faith?
 
2012-04-22 03:40:36 PM
I can't wait until Fartbongo gets into campaign troll mode. I'm really expecting some good stuff from him this summer and going into the fall.
 
2012-04-22 03:44:08 PM

Doctor Funkenstein: I can't wait until Fartbongo gets into campaign troll mode. I'm really expecting some good stuff from him this summer and going into the fall.


The question is: will he bring donuts and coffee too?
 
2012-04-22 03:56:00 PM

hubiestubert: Doctor Funkenstein: I can't wait until Fartbongo gets into campaign troll mode. I'm really expecting some good stuff from him this summer and going into the fall.

The question is: will he bring donuts and coffee too?


Why do you hate gluten-challenged Americans?

/And Mormon-Americans for that matter.
 
2012-04-22 03:56:21 PM
Nice Foxhoo commentary.
 
2012-04-22 04:01:23 PM
It's only a matter of time before the Yahoo Contributor Network is counted among the finest think-tanks in America.
 
2012-04-22 04:15:21 PM
Also by the author: Sarah Palin: a Modern Cold War Hero in the Making.

/it does get cold in Alaska...
 
2012-04-22 04:23:35 PM
HA HA the democrats are stuck with that no-talent one-accomplishment assclown while the GOP is full to the brim with overqualified genius candi......... oh fark it.
 
2012-04-22 04:37:12 PM
So what if the democrats are stuck with Obama as Custer? Mitt Romney ain't no Crazy Horse.

And you know what, I'd settle for losing the battle if the war ended up with the teabaggers and christian dominionists confined on reservations.
 
2012-04-22 04:37:38 PM
nekom: hubiestubert: Getting Osama bin Laden.

That alone is all he needs.


I blame thank Bush.
 
2012-04-22 04:39:29 PM

Don't Troll Me Bro!: hubiestubert: Don't Troll Me Bro!: 9) Came to agreement with Switzerland's government and major banks to allow US government access to records of known U.S. tax evaders and organized crime members.

And this is in particular one of the main reasons that he must be stopped in many folks' minds...

There's always the Cayman Islands.



FATCA is either going to smoke those people out, or tax them on any money they are getting out of the US. The anti-evasion efforts of this administration are pretty impressive, to the point of being potentially overreaching.
 
2012-04-22 04:40:44 PM

Paris1127: Also by the author: Sarah Palin: a Modern Cold War Hero in the Making.

/it does get cold in Alaska...


Heh that article is hilarious. Libya is another Vietnam in the making! Man these clowns really got that one wrong.
 
2012-04-22 04:41:58 PM
well that was a fine herp of derp
 
2012-04-22 04:42:10 PM

bloobeary: Without any actual accomplishments to tout for President Barack Obama

That's as far as I bothered reading.

 
2012-04-22 04:43:20 PM

Paris1127: Also by the author: Sarah Palin: a Modern Cold War Hero in the Making.

/it does get cold in Alaska...


Also by the author: Misunderstood: The Ted Bundy Story
 
2012-04-22 04:47:28 PM

SilentStrider: People forget that, before that fateful day with the 7th Cavalry, Custer was actually a hero at the battle of Gettysburg. His cavalry forces managed to successfully prevent Confederate reinforcements from aiding Pickett's charge.


Custer wasn't a bad general. He just made the classic mistake of underestimating his opponents.
 
2012-04-22 04:48:20 PM
I doubt being another generic rightwing farktard blog is going to salvage your business model Yahoo.
 
2012-04-22 04:48:20 PM
You have to ask yourself if, as bad as Obama has been, do you really want Rmoney to take over?
I'll take the lesser of two evils, thank you very much.
 
2012-04-22 04:49:09 PM
And just about every source for this commentary came from right-wing articles. What a surprise.
 
2012-04-22 04:50:38 PM

DamnYankees: I honestly just cant believe people write these kinds of articles in good faith, ever.


"Publishing on the Yahoo! Contributor Network allows you to not only share your voice with an online audience of millions, but to earn money while doing it! ... In addition to any up-front payment, your published content is also eligible for unlimited monthly Performance Payments based on the amount of traffic it receives! "

- from http://contributor.yahoo.com/help/earn ing-money/
 
2012-04-22 04:50:43 PM
I don't feel like I'm "stuck" with Obama. He's the incumbent President, he will not face a primary challenge, and he is who I'll vote for in November, with a big farking smile plastered on my face. I don't want anyone else running this country right now.
 
2012-04-22 04:51:42 PM

hubiestubert: Doctor Funkenstein: I can't wait until Fartbongo gets into campaign troll mode. I'm really expecting some good stuff from him this summer and going into the fall.

The question is: will he bring donuts and coffee too?


leecreate.com

Yes. Yes he will.
 
2012-04-22 04:52:52 PM
Mark Whittington is fast becoming my fave new comedy writer.
 
2012-04-22 04:54:54 PM
Thus making the Republicans the Indians. A doomed group fighting against the tides of history that will soon sweep them into inevitable defeat and marginalization.

A good headline.
 
2012-04-22 04:55:22 PM
I wouldn't have expected Farkers to be Obama deep-throaters but hey...even I am wrong sometimes.
 
2012-04-22 04:55:25 PM
Is the sad tag for subby when he finally realizes that Obama will run and win on his record?

Has he heard Romney's record?

It's an old 78 and it keeps skipping on the same part singing "cut my taxes" over and over again.

And by "my" Romney means himself and the other 1%ers who are already laughing at the low taxes they pay.

The rest get taxes and fees up the ass.

See: Sad subster.
 
2012-04-22 04:56:55 PM

Coco LaFemme: I don't feel like I'm "stuck" with Obama. He's the incumbent President, he will not face a primary challenge, and he is who I'll vote for in November, with a big farking smile plastered on my face. I don't want anyone else running this country right now.


Classic RW projection. They know they are are stuck with Mitt and it's killing them.
 
2012-04-22 04:57:07 PM
The "article" author sounds... Concerned.
 
2012-04-22 05:00:51 PM

you are a puppet: Paris1127: Also by the author: Sarah Palin: a Modern Cold War Hero in the Making.

/it does get cold in Alaska...

Also by the author: Misunderstood: The Ted Bundy Story


And Hitler: Putting the Win in Godwin since 1933
 
2012-04-22 05:00:52 PM

Gyrfalcon: SilentStrider: People forget that, before that fateful day with the 7th Cavalry, Custer was actually a hero at the battle of Gettysburg. His cavalry forces managed to successfully prevent Confederate reinforcements from aiding Pickett's charge.

Custer wasn't a bad general. He just made the classic mistake of underestimating his opponents.


True. At least he didn't start a land war in Asia or go in against a Sicilian when death was on the line.
 
2012-04-22 05:01:30 PM
Thank God Obama ordered an extra-judicial assassination in violation of international law of an unarmed man in front of his family while violating the sovereign territory of a nation that never attacked us using intelligence gathered through torture. For this alone, he deserves our votes in 2012.
 
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