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It's awesome to know Obama has his priorities right!

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  • Started 3 years ago by Deane Johnson
  • Latest reply from LurkingGrendel

  1. With people suffering through the bad economic times, with Obama not being able to provide leadership towards a solution, it's great to know he can get his arms around something worthwhile.

    First it was gays in the military that got his attention, then it was letting the illegals have free run of the country without fear of deportation, now it's time for the goat herders to occupy the spotlight.

    http://www.humanevents.com/article.php?id=45722

    The only thing I can figure out is that he's planning to give in to the Taliban and wants the country ready for our return to the stone age.

    Is there no end to this guy's bad judgement?

    Posted on August 25, 2011 - 05:39 AM #
  2. Brianl

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    Deane - I bought that popup "365 Ways to Drive a Liberal Crazy" book on that website, for Christmas for you.

    "First it was gays in the military that got his attention"

    It was a campaign pledge of Obama's to end DADT, and it's a no-brainer. Bigotry and discrimination has no place in ANY government entity, and he was simply ridding us of one of the very last bastions of that.

    "then it was letting the illegals have free run of the country without fear of deportation"

    May I remind you that his predecessor went against the usual conservative grain and granted amnesty to millions of illegals. Obama has made it clear that if they commit a crime, they're gone. (He essentially wants to spend the money elsewhere, because the deportation techniques used now are worthless, they keep coming back.)

    "now it's time for the goat herders to occupy the spotlight."

    "The only thing I can figure out is that he's planning to give in to the Taliban and wants the country ready for our return to the stone age."

    So THAT is why he had Bin Laden taken out, because he wants to give in to the Taliban and return us to the stone age.

    Deane, you're better than this.

    Posted on August 25, 2011 - 06:33 AM #
  3. missing_kskd

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    How something is framed makes all the difference in the world.

    The GOP ran on jobs, and in the house, has produced 0 jobs bills. There is the priority problem right there.

    Posted on August 25, 2011 - 06:41 AM #
  4. Where in this country is this great pocket of goat herders that needs all of this federal government intervention and protection?

    Posted on August 25, 2011 - 06:51 AM #
  5. Amus

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    "Deane, you're better than this."

    Sad thing is, sometimes he is.
    Then other times...

    Posted on August 25, 2011 - 06:52 AM #
  6. missing_kskd

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    Passed Zero Jobs Bills, and spent their time hobbling Obama, by working hard to make the economic issue ugly, just like they said they were going to do.

    It's damn near impossible to realistically blame Obama, when the GOP has made it clear they care more about getting him out of office than they do actually doing the work of the people they were sent up there to do.

    By their own words too. McConnell.

    Posted on August 25, 2011 - 06:54 AM #
  7. Uncle Mort

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    Actually the one who needs the nanny state is Deane's rightwing pundit who is quick to complain in this article that a straw bed would not be "comfortable" enough for her. Not too hardy, just blowhardy. You like sleeping on a cold wet hillside Deane? Just which of these regs gives you a cramp? I'm reminded of these mexican strawberry vendors seen on PDX corners. One of em asked me the american for 'can i use your bathroom' at one of the nearby homes, because he was basically stranded until his boss came back. Many employers will leave their workers to rot with the goats. It's all about that bottom line, decency is for wimps.

    Posted on August 25, 2011 - 08:44 AM #
  8. Obviously, you guys haven't watched Brokeback Mountain to get a better idea of what tending to critters out in the wild is like. If you don't like the lifestyle, don't sign up.

    By the way, one of the requirements is that they be provided a cell phone. Unions, like Skep's, don't even make those kinds of requirements.

    Posted on August 25, 2011 - 10:43 AM #
  9. Responding to this kind of predictable and tiresome ultra right wing conservative inanity is a waste of time on a multitude of levels. But as I have a few minutes before returning to a useful task I’ll engage in my hobby of disabusing the lunatic among our on-line ranks:

    First, a simple observation about an irksome practice: The Federal Government is not The President and the President is not the Federal Government. While this is obvious, it apparently needs to be stated yet again.

    When someone states, “Obama did this”, for that matter “Bush did that”, particularly in regards to something as particular and specific as a regulatory decision, you’re making the kind of broad, sweeping, oversimplified, and factually dubious type of association that is the generally the last refuge of the ideologue or the overtly paranoid.

    And point by point:

    As others have noted already, the political wrangling over “Don’t ask, don’t tell” date back far before he (Obama) was ever inaugurated. It’s not something that “suddenly caught his attention” or has anything to do with economic policy. The removal of the rule enjoyed widespread, popular support and was signed off on by the heads of the various armed services. It’s literally a non-issue and a past controversy completely irrelevant to anything outside of the far right conservative media. Please just accept the fact that illogical bigotry can no longer be countenanced by the U.S. military. As for yourself, just continue to take care in your daily life so as to not accidentally encounter a homosexual and inadvertently catch the gay.

    As to “illegal’s having free run of the country w/out fear of deportation”, that’s simply a patently untrue statement in every particular. You are no doubt referring to the recent decision of by the DOJ and the DHS to review the nearly 300,000 cases currently pending before the immigration court and then prioritize them based on those convicted of a serious crime and/or those who may be national security risks. That’s actually pretty reasonable and had the decision been made while a Republican president were in the White House I doubt your “news” sources would have even noted the fact. It’s an entirely partisan reaction. And you’ll note the policy I just outlined bears no resemblance at all to what you allege. You’re 100% wrong. That’s hard to do in this day and age. Well done.

    As to the opinion article you pulled from the loony right wing website, I’m kind of baffled as to what your issue is. Oh, I know what you “think” it is, (I.e. the government is out of control! They’re autocrats! They’re expanding rules and regulations to crush free enterprise because Obama is actually a Socialist! Oh no!), but if you actually took the time to look into the matter (and lucky for you, I just did) it’s not quite the nefarious conspiracy the author has outlined nor would any reasonable person arrive at the same conclusions she has.

    In essence, these are rules designed to keep U.S. businesses from importing what is basically slave labor and then treating them as such. I.e. providing an actual bed for them to sleep on rather than sleeping under a lean-to next to a trash midden. Or ensuring they have access to safe, clean drinking water. And so on and so forth. It bears only the most superficial resemblance to what the author alledges. Way to get your "news", buddy!

    Oh my! How terrible! How outrageous! This is such a burden on small business! Damn you, Obama. (mutter, mutter)

    Seriously, what the fuck is wrong with you? GOP = spectacularly, colossally, inadvertently amusing, uninformed. Or am I over generalizing and it’s just you?

    Posted on August 25, 2011 - 11:32 AM #
  10. NoParty

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    Obviously, you guys haven't watched Brokeback Mountain to get a better idea of what tending to critters out in the wild is like. If you don't like the lifestyle, don't sign up.

    Damn hetrosexuals!

    Posted on August 25, 2011 - 11:33 AM #
  11. Grenelda, since you're completely right, and I'm completely wrong, I will be interested in watching Obama's poll numbers shoot upward. They will, won't they?

    Posted on August 25, 2011 - 01:12 PM #
  12. That literally has nothing to do with anything. I'll take it as a tacit admission you (once again) have no idea what you're talking about.

    I.e. Since you like cake and I like pie I should look for the cows to begin sleeping in the north pasture. They will, won't they?

    There are splinters in the windmills of your mind.

    Posted on August 25, 2011 - 01:46 PM #
  13. OK

    Posted on August 25, 2011 - 02:49 PM #
  14. A fine retort to having your entire premise shattered in detail.

    Posted on August 25, 2011 - 03:06 PM #
  15. "Obviously, you guys haven't watched Brokeback Mountain to get a better idea of what tending to critters out in the wild is like. If you don't like the lifestyle, don't sign up."

    My wife and I saw the flick when it came out. I think the take away is that homosexuals can't be open, so they marry women and when they realize what they are, the ruin marriages. Former NJ Gov. Jim McGreevy is a good example.

    Posted on August 25, 2011 - 03:09 PM #
  16. A fine retort to having your entire premise shattered in detail.

    Perhaps giving yourself just a little bit more credit that you should. All I saw was a lot of opinion, which you're entitled to.

    Posted on August 25, 2011 - 05:55 PM #
  17. NoParty

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    Perhaps giving yourself just a little bit more credit that you should.

    You do this all the time. I mean hell, YOUR right about everything.

    Posted on August 25, 2011 - 06:20 PM #
  18. Mine (opinion) is fact based. I'm unsurprised you cannot tell the difference.

    Posted on August 25, 2011 - 08:01 PM #
  19. /scuttle, scuttle, scuttle away

    LULZ

    Posted on August 26, 2011 - 10:35 AM #

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