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(Washington Post)   Good news, everybody. While the police state blossomed in Ferguson last night, Barack and Michelle Obama were wining, dining, and dancing at an A-list party on Martha's Vineyard. White House tweets: "A good time was had by all"   (washingtonpost.com) divider line 184
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2014-08-14 09:09:27 AM  
This news flash came in just under an article about Republican phony "news" operations.
 
2014-08-14 09:12:48 AM  
Why won't Obama single handedly solve the festering sore that is race relations in America's cities?
 
2014-08-14 09:17:21 AM  
What is Obama supposed to do about a county police department?
 
2014-08-14 09:18:06 AM  
As much as Obama is limited by the makeup of congress, he does have the ability to direct the national discussion on the militarization of local police forces.

That said, this headline is stupid.
 
2014-08-14 09:18:31 AM  
So now they want the lawless tyrant? Make up your gaddamn mind.
 
2014-08-14 09:26:52 AM  

enry: Make up your gaddamn mind.


You are laboring under the false premise that they haven't.
 
2014-08-14 09:30:00 AM  

Gecko Gingrich: enry: Make up your gaddamn mind.

You are laboring under the false premise that they haven't.


Oh I know they want it both ways. Criticize that he should be doing something, then blast him when he does do something. I'm sure to them it's consistent. Just maddening to anyone with an IQ higher than 30.
 
2014-08-14 09:36:24 AM  
They should have brought that lobster and steak to Ferguson and thrown a party for the rioters. That would have settled things down.

Instead, King Barak is up in New "England", dining, dancing, and probably eating crackers like he owns the place.
 
2014-08-14 10:09:09 AM  
Martial law. It's the only wag to be sure.
 
2014-08-14 10:15:58 AM  

PreMortem: wag


If intentional, bravo. If not, bravo nonetheless.
 
2014-08-14 10:22:26 AM  
That's one whiny-ass headline there, subby.
 
2014-08-14 10:27:06 AM  
In other news, it took Missouri's Governor until late last night to notice anything was going on in Ferguson.

But I get it. The President is a Ni-Bong.
 
2014-08-14 10:32:58 AM  

BMulligan: That's one whiny-ass headline there, subby.


I'll betcha Obama was eatin' crackers like he owned the place too.
 
2014-08-14 10:36:16 AM  

yanceylebeef: In other news, it took Missouri's Governor until late last night to notice anything was going on in Ferguson.

But I get it. The President is a Ni-Bong.


That's the shiat thing. The MO governor is apparently quite the cowardly little shiatstain.
 
2014-08-14 10:40:52 AM  

yanceylebeef: In other news, it took Missouri's Governor until late last night to notice anything was going on in Ferguson.



When Nixon moves, though, he comes down with both feet. He's sending some plumbers to Ferguson even as we speak.
 
2014-08-14 10:41:30 AM  

JerseyTim: As much as Obama is limited by the makeup of congress, he does have the ability to direct the national discussion on the militarization of local police forces.

That said, this headline is stupid.


Why doesn't Obama do or say anything that will in turn be criticized by the GOP no matter what it is?
 
2014-08-14 10:41:45 AM  

Angry Drunk Bureaucrat: BMulligan: That's one whiny-ass headline there, subby.

I'll betcha Obama was eatin' crackers like he owned the place too.


That's a disturbing mental image.
 
2014-08-14 10:42:57 AM  
Why was Obama busy ridiculing Donald Trump at the same time that operations were being launched to kill the head of Al Quaida?

Because he is the Batman, dammit.
 
2014-08-14 10:43:59 AM  
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2014-08-14 10:47:13 AM  

mrshowrules: [blogs.browardpalmbeach.com image 400x325]



I give Bush a pass on this. He was just getting to the good part of the book.

/That goat is quite the scamp.
 
2014-08-14 10:57:22 AM  
Do nothing- empty suit
Do something- states rights omg what a tyrant.

So in short, bleep republicans.
 
2014-08-14 11:05:24 AM  
It's the Governors responsibility to handle this crisis, NOT the President. This shiat was established a long time ago by people a lot smarter than all of us.
 
2014-08-14 11:11:07 AM  
Once and for all, regardless of party affiliation, can presidents take a vacation? There's always something going on, and he is available in time of crisis.
 
2014-08-14 11:31:28 AM  
Didn't we just do this four articles down?

Oh that's right, the constant whining from the right never ends. How silly of me to think otherwise.
 
2014-08-14 11:32:08 AM  
And if Obama WAS involved they'd biatch about state rights and how he makes everything about race and etc etc.
 
2014-08-14 11:32:50 AM  
but but states' rights

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gargle my donger submitter
 
2014-08-14 11:33:04 AM  

Earguy: Once and for all, regardless of party affiliation, can presidents take a vacation? There's always something going on, and he is available in time of crisis.


Not exactly, SCIENTISTS have pinpointed the 20th Century's most boring day - April 11, 1954.  It was the only 24 hours in the momentous hundred years with  NO major event, birth or death.
 
2014-08-14 11:33:29 AM  
Just a reminder, folks: Obama is the commander-in-chief of the US Military.  Not the local police in one state.
 
2014-08-14 11:35:58 AM  
Wow, it's almost like, with a functioning society, bad events in one place have practically no impact on events in another place.
 
2014-08-14 11:36:21 AM  

Earguy: Once and for all, regardless of party affiliation, can presidents take a vacation? There's always something going on, and he is available in time of crisis.


If he wants a real vacation, he can always temporarily appoint Biden acting President and go take a nap or get tanked or whatever.  I think if I were President, that'd happen more often.  "Hey, Joe, here's the keys, I'm heading to the beach with this wonderful bottle of whisky the Irish ambassador sent, see you on Monday."
 
2014-08-14 11:36:57 AM  
He should be out there deflecting rubber bullets and catching molotov cocktails.
 
2014-08-14 11:36:59 AM  
Good news, everybody. While I was accidentally knocking over a full beer last night, watching it tumble from my desk as if in slow motion, Barack and Michelle Obama were wining, dining, and dancing at an A-list party on Martha's Vineyard. White House tweets: "A good time was had by all"
 
2014-08-14 11:38:19 AM  
For those of us that believe the government is for the corporations and the powers that be, this is just another check mark on the list - President enjoys luxury party while state police forces (armed by the Pentagon) crack down on peaceful protesters and journalists.
 
2014-08-14 11:38:49 AM  
Last I heard, murder and property crimes were state crimes. So why would the President need to get involved?
 
2014-08-14 11:39:50 AM  

MattStafford: For those of us that believe the government is for the corporations and the powers that be, this is just another check mark on the list - President enjoys luxury party while state police forces (armed by the Pentagon) crack down on peaceful protesters and journalists.


*SPL0RT*
 
2014-08-14 11:40:07 AM  

Wyalt Derp: He should be out there deflecting rubber bullets and catching molotov cocktails.



Forget soccer, this is a sport I could watch.
 
2014-08-14 11:40:09 AM  

MattStafford: For those of us that believe the government is for the corporations and the powers that be, this is just another check mark on the list - President enjoys luxury party while state police forces (armed by the Pentagon) crack down on peaceful protesters and journalists.


Lolwut?
 
2014-08-14 11:40:30 AM  
I knew this had to be Obama's fault somehow.
 
2014-08-14 11:42:14 AM  
Heh... Some clowns are so desperate to hang a Katrina-like scandal around this president's neck, aren't they?
 
2014-08-14 11:44:32 AM  

whidbey: *SPL0RT*


Fart_Machine: Lolwut?


What part of my statement was inaccurate?

Was Obama enjoying the party?  Yes - "a good time was had by all".

Was the party a luxury party?  Yes - A-list party in Martha's Vineyard.

Were state police forces cracking down on peaceful protesters and journalists?  Yes.

Were said state police forces armed by the Pentagon?  Yes.

It's certainly possible to interpret the events in other ways, and I won't try to force my interpretation on you.
 
2014-08-14 11:45:50 AM  

MattStafford: What part of my statement was inaccurate?


Cocaine's a helluva drug, man.
 
2014-08-14 11:46:29 AM  

MattStafford: whidbey: *SPL0RT*

Fart_Machine: Lolwut?

What part of my statement was inaccurate?

Was Obama enjoying the party?  Yes - "a good time was had by all".

Was the party a luxury party?  Yes - A-list party in Martha's Vineyard.

Were state police forces cracking down on peaceful protesters and journalists?  Yes.

Were said state police forces armed by the Pentagon?  Yes.

It's certainly possible to interpret the events in other ways, and I won't try to force my interpretation on you.


What do you think he should do, considering he lacks the authority to intervene?
 
2014-08-14 11:47:01 AM  

MattStafford: For those of us that believe the government is for the corporations and the powers that be, this is just another check mark on the list - President enjoys luxury party while state police forces (armed by the Pentagon) crack down on peaceful protesters and journalists.


interesting...
 
2014-08-14 11:48:25 AM  

cameroncrazy1984: What is Obama supposed to do about a county police department?


Well, I thought he could send in the guard, but I was mistakenly under the impression that because he can send them overseas, he could order them deployed stateside.
 
2014-08-14 11:50:05 AM  
Why not call in the Bundy militia.
 
2014-08-14 11:50:55 AM  
Obama does nothing = He's lazy!
Obama does something = He's a dictator!
 
2014-08-14 11:52:08 AM  

MattStafford: whidbey: *SPL0RT*

Fart_Machine: Lolwut?

What part of my statement was inaccurate?

Was Obama enjoying the party?  Yes - "a good time was had by all".

Was the party a luxury party?  Yes - A-list party in Martha's Vineyard.

Were state police forces cracking down on peaceful protesters and journalists?  Yes.

Were said state police forces armed by the Pentagon?  Yes.

It's certainly possible to interpret the events in other ways, and I won't try to force my interpretation on you.


I'm sure the Glenn Beck white board in your garage is loaded with fascinating diagrams.
 
2014-08-14 11:54:55 AM  
you know, with media peddling nonsense like this. . .I'm kinda ambivalent seeing the press beat up and arrested.   There's plenty of injustice all around, but damned if it's hard to find any "good guys" worth rooting for.
 
2014-08-14 11:56:39 AM  

MattStafford: whidbey: *SPL0RT*

Fart_Machine: Lolwut?

What part of my statement was inaccurate?

Was Obama enjoying the party?  Yes - "a good time was had by all".


so?

Was the party a luxury party?  Yes - A-list party in Martha's Vineyard.

so?

Were state police forces cracking down on peaceful protesters and journalists?  Yes.

so?

Were said state police forces armed by the Pentagon?  Yes.

what?  Were the police previously unarmed?  Has anyone been shot by the state police?

It's certainly possible to interpret the events in other ways, and I won't try to force my interpretation on you.


Has the Governor of this State requested Federal assistance?

This is a Municipal/State issue.  So perhaps, at least the initial focus, should be, you know, the Local/State Government.  Let's give them a while to fix it before we start blaming Fartbongo.
 
2014-08-14 11:58:03 AM  
First, what can Obama do in this situation?

Second, with modern communications technology, what can't Obama do from anywhere in the world?
 
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