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2/13/2013 1:04 AM
So how is Obama doing?

By most mesuarable standards he is doing bad. Really bad.

And the media continues to ignore the tanking economy.

This is the first President ever to have the 4th estate treat him like the 1st or 2nd estate.

2/13/2013 1:05 AM
Tell us whothe first and second estate are and how that applies to the US....
2/13/2013 1:38 AM
They are treating him like either Royalty or Clergy.

It is a bit of hyperbole.

It is a situation that never happened before.

Bush, Clinton and Reagan were all peppered by an active free press.

Obama gets a free ride.
2/13/2013 9:59 PM
Those estates are part of French history...never US history.   Learn something.
2/14/2013 12:33 AM
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Artistic_license

So you have never heard anyone outside of France use those terms?
2/14/2013 2:07 AM
you play so loose with definitions someone needs to keep you honest...at least as honest as one can.
2/14/2013 2:48 AM
That isnt keeping me honest.

1 I am unusually honest. My honesty sometimes gets me in trouble because I dont dance around issues.

2 That is a common usage. The idea that it is somehow unique to France is misleading.
2/14/2013 8:56 AM
In 1959 at the UN, a quote from Nikita Khrushchev:

Your children's children will live under Communism. You Americans are so gullible.
No, you won't accept Communism outright, but we'll keep feeding you small doses
of Socialism until you will finally wake up and find that you already have Communism.
We won't have to fight you, We'll so weaken your ecomomy until you fall like overripe
fruit into our hands.
2/14/2013 8:59 AM

The difference between a Republican and a Democrat told by Jeff Foxworthy

If a Republican doesn't like guns, he doesn't buy one.
If a Democrat doesn't like guns, he wants all guns outlawed.

If a Republican is a vegetarian, he doesn't eat meat.
If a Democrat is a vegetarian, he wants all meat products banned for everyone.

If a Republican is homosexual, he quietly leads his life.
If a Democrat is homosexual, he demands legislated respect.

If a Republican is down-and-out, he thinks about how to better his situation.
A Democrat wonders who is going to take care of him.

If a Republican doesn't like a talk show host, he switches channels.
Democrats demand that those they don't like be shut down.

If a Republican is a non-believer, he doesn't go to church.
A Democrat non-believer wants any mention of God and religion silenced.

If a Republican decides he needs health care, he goes about shopping for it, or may choose a job that provides it.
A Democrat demands that the rest of us pay for his.

2/14/2013 10:29 AM
Jeff Foxworthy has never heard of Larry Craig or Steve King?
2/14/2013 10:36 AM

Marco Rubio, Who Bragged About Living In "Working Class" West Miami, Is Selling His $675,000 House

 
By Tim ElfrinkWed., Feb. 13 2013 at 8:25 AM
Categories: Politicks
Marco Rubio -- the Tea Party's wunderkind, GOP's great not-too-white hope, and
water's most awkward chugger -- had his moment in the national spotlight last night, delivering a rebuttal to President Obama's State of the Union speech in both English and Spanish. The reviews are in, ranging from the Daily Beast's "winsome" to Maureen Dowd's "parched, sweaty and shaky."

But let's talk for a moment about his humbleboast, "I still live in the same working-class neighborhood I grew up in." Yes, that would be West Miami, where Rubio has been trying to sell that house for an un-working-class-like $675,000 so he can up and move his family to GODLESS ELITE DC.

See also:
- Marco Rubio, Tea Party Pretty-Boy

If Rubio's rebuttal had one central theme, it was America's middle-class and who knows what's best for them. In fact, he said the words "middle-class" 17 times during the rebuttal. His West Miami shout-out was central to his argument that, unlike a tax-and-spend liberal elite like Obama, Rubio and his party know how to help regular Joes. Here's what he said about his hood:
Mr. President, I still live in the same working class neighborhood I grew up in. My neighbors aren't millionaires. They're retirees who depend on Social Security and Medicare. They're workers who have to get up early tomorrow morning and go to work to pay the bills. They're immigrants, who came here because they were stuck in poverty in countries where the government dominated the economy.
West Miami is, in fact, a fairly blue collar town, just west of tonier Coral Gables. But it's pretty brazen to put your residence there in a nationally televised speech when 1) you are actively trying to leave that working-class neighborhood and 2) you stand to make more than a half-million bucks by doing so.

Not to mention that Rubio only owns the home in question through a bit of political back-room dealing with a friendly supporter at a local bank. Let's revisit how Rubio got his West Miami dream pad (via New Times 2008 profile of Rubio):
Rubio's questionable financial judgment re-emerged just two months after his September 2005 ceremony with Jeb Bush. Back then, he owned one home, a small ranch-style place in West Miami on SW 14th Street that he'd purchased in 2003 for $175,000.

In December 2005, he bought a new, larger house a few blocks away on SW 13th Street for $550,000; he took out a $495,000 mortgage.

The fishy part: A month after Rubio purchased the home, U.S. Century Bank reappraised the house at $735,000 and then offered him a new $135,000 home equity loan that the speaker gladly accepted. U.S. Century's board of directors included Sergio Pino -- a megadeveloper who allied with Rubio on a key vote against slot machines -- as well as GOP lobbyist Rodney Barreto and consultant Jose Cancela. Essentially, a bank controlled by supporters printed Rubio $135K out of thin air.

"It's very unusual to get a new equity line so quickly," says Michael Cannon, managing director of Integra Realty Resources in Miami. "The average person would never get a deal like that. He got it, clearly, because of his connections."

Even worse, Rubio never disclosed the line of credit. Confronted about the error, he laughed and told a Herald reporter he couldn't understand why it was a story.
Don't worry, though. If Rubio finds a buyer for his home, he won't abandon the Sunshine State. "If he can sell his home in Miami he would be able to afford to move his wife and kids to Washington during the school year and still own a home in Florida," spokesman Alex Conant tells the Daily Caller.

Presumably, that would be the Tallahassee home he co-owned with David Rivera -- the disgraced, defeated Congressman that Rubio has spent the past three years sprinting away from. Yes, the same house that embarrassingly went briefly into foreclosure in 2010 as Rubio was harping on themes of financial responsibility.

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2/14/2013 11:56 AM
2/17/2013 3:50 PM
The real intersting part is how time is making the Bush adminisration seem wiser and time will make the Obama administration appear stupider.
2/18/2013 9:40 PM
Great Deer Hunting Story...even if you don't care about hunting...Gotta Love Ted!

 Ted Nugent, rock star and avid bow hunter from Michigan , was being interviewed by a liberal journalist, an animal rights activist. The discussion came around to deer hunting. The journalist asked, 'What do you think is the last thought in the head of a deer before you shoot him? Is it, 'Are you my friend?' or is it 'Are you the one who killed my brother?

Nugent replied, 'Deer aren't capable of that kind of thinking. All they care about is, what am I going to eat next, who am I going to screw next, and can I run fast enough to get away. They are very much like the Democrats in Congress.'

The interview ended.

2/20/2013 3:12 PM
The left is very touchy about talking about the acts of what Animals understand.

If Humans are truly superior to Animals then it opens up the idea that hunting isnt evil and wearing a fur coat isnt the same as murder and that eating chickens isnt the same as the Holocaust!
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