I always wanted to compete in the roller-derby. I lived in my skates as pre-teen. I jumped down stairs, jumped curbs, and all sorts of stunts. That is probably why my knees are a mess now, we didn't where knee pads or helmets back then.
He probably won't, Mr. Obama-is-George-W.-Bush-Jr., because 1) you're an asshole, and 2) you're a troll who uses whatever topic is at hand to harp on about Obama and all the rest of the things YOU are angry about. If you had actually read Mr. Easley's column, you would know that it's only tangentially about President Obama. The real topic -- the one you don't address, because you're too busy spouting your talking points -- is racism in social media. If you have something intelligent to add to that discussion, Mr. It's-All-About-ME, I'd bet Mr. Easley would be glad to thank you.
Hey Mr. Easley,
You ever gonna thank ME for MY comments?
A amendment passed primarily because the Republicans put it on the PRIMARY ballot during an election cycle when Republicans had an intense primary battle going and the Democrats were nominating an incumbent. That insured a much larger Republican than Democrat turnout for the primary.
All courtesy of the "smaller, less intrusive, government party and the Christian religion that is always at war with somebody.
You forgot the link to the Mecklenburg Athletic Club!
To your first post: There were more candidates than Obamney and Rombama on the ballot. So you're going to need more game than the third-grade-level "I know you are but what am I?" hyperpartisan claptrap. Can you bring it?
To your second post:
"The fact that we are here today to debate raising America’s debt limit is a sign of leadership failure. It is a sign that the U.S. Government can’t pay its own bills. It is a sign that we now depend on ongoing financial assistance from foreign countries to finance our Government’s reckless fiscal policies.
Over the past 5 years, our federal debt has increased by $3.5 trillion to $8.6 trillion.That is “trillion” with a “T.” That is money that we have borrowed from the Social Security trust fund, borrowed from China and Japan, borrowed from American taxpayers. And over the next 5 years, between now and 2011, the President’s budget will increase the debt by almost another $3.5 trillion.
Numbers that large are sometimes hard to understand. Some people may wonder why they matter. Here is why: This year, the Federal Government will spend $220 billion on interest. That is more money to pay interest on our national debt than we’ll spend on Medicaid and the State Children’s Health Insurance Program. That is more money to pay interest on our debt this year than we will spend on education, homeland security, transportation, and veterans benefits combined. It is more money in one year than we are likely to spend to rebuild the devastated gulf coast in a way that honors the best of America.
And the cost of our debt is one of the fastest growing expenses in the Federal budget. This rising debt is a hidden domestic enemy, robbing our cities and States of critical investments in infrastructure like bridges, ports, and levees; robbing our families and our children of critical investments in education and health care reform; robbing our seniors of the retirement and health security they have counted on.
Every dollar we pay in interest is a dollar that is not going to investment in America’s priorities."
Senator Barack Obama
Senate Floor Speech on Public Debt
March 16, 2006
"Do you like the prospect of your children and grandchildren being debt slaves to billionaire bankers and foreign governments who own our $16,000,000,000,000.00 debt?"
Most of that debt is owed to the Federal Reserve and to the various federal trust funds. I bet Fox News told you that it is owed to China, didn't they?
Obama Is George W Bush Jr:
You have many valid points, but was the other team promising to end any of those programs, most of which were started on their watch? I seem to remember the Republican candidate promising to increase the military budget 10% a year and build 15 new Navy ships a year including 3 new nuclear submarines. I heard the Republican vice presidential candidate call for the total elimination of the capital gains tax. Capital gains is the primary source of income for people like Mr. Romney and other members of the 1%.
Whites are forced to hide their racism using the relative anonymity of the internet today because political correctness causes severe financial penalties when racists views are openly expressed. It also causes whites a lot of stress because they believe it should be covered by free speech but Jews have gotten all of it labeled as hate speech.
Most fake abductions do not involve a real kidnapper and Stockholm Syndrome
I find it impossible to believe that many Obama voters voted for the President because of his policies. Do the Obama voters here support the Wall Street bailouts? Do you support Fast & Furious? Do you support drone strikes that have killed hundreds of children and multiple US citizens (including a 16-year-old boy) with no charges ever having been filed? Do you support the extension and expansion of George W Bush's PATRIOT Act? Do you support the Obama military budget which is larger than any of Bush's? Do you support warrantless wiretapping and indefinite detention of US citizens without charges ever having been filed? Do you support billions in foreign aid feeding the death and destruction wrought by both sides of the Palestinian-Israeli dispute? Do you support military aid to al-Qaeda allies in Syria and the positioning of 400 Patriot missiles on the Syrian-Turkish border? Do you support US troops remaining in Afghanistan and being sent back into Iraq? Do you like the prospect of your children and grandchildren being debt slaves to billionaire bankers and foreign governments who own our $16,000,000,000,000.00 debt?
All of these things are Obama's actual actions while in office. You got your "free" BCPs that cost a whole $9 at RiteAid, meanwhile your monthly premium goes up $25 and straight into the coffers of insurance company executives.
I challenge all the Obamatons who are going to click "dislike" three times a day to voice their support for the guy's policies as I articulated them above.
@ aadd89 Thank you for reading and sharing! Hope to hear from you again...smile
@ Isis Thank you Diva...smile Let me know when you are going to have that living room conversation with a few glasses of wine...lol
@Shannise Thank you for reading and I hope folks will begin to think a bit differently.
This was an amazing article and I had to share it with friends. This hits the issue head on... Love it.
Now that you got the conversation started I am ready to take this to the living room with my glass of wine of'course and build on this with others like we use to do back in the day. I "got" that feeling. Well written Brother Charles. I am proud to know you and now have one more reason not to miss picking up my issue of Creative Loafing.
Well said! Thank you for sharing this insight with others, hopefully it will shine the light of understanding and change.
@AsherWebb You also share some valid points my friend. Thank you for reading and sharing your perspective on this topic!
@MelyndaG Thank you so much for your historical and continued support Diva!
Insightful article. I hadn't really thought about how fear was a main reason this particular president has gotten such a disproportionate amount of hatred compared to what he has actually done as president (In my opinion he has done an exemplary job, although of course there are certain things I would still like to see him do.) I had just attributed it to, as you perhaps would call it, "living room" racism. But fear of the inevitable probably is the main cause of the hate. I think if being cultured was a more valuable trait to mainstream America, and taught more in primary ed, we wouldn't have this problem. We are a nation of immigrants and the indigenous, this is what has propelled our innovation and made it the special country it is. (Oh and in case y'all forgot white folks were NOT the indigenous...lol). These comments come from a mindset that is on the wrong side of history, and in that we can take solace. I think this fear permeates our culture in such negative ways...it also gives the NRA and gun owners such clout.
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