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Old 07-24-2012, 01:43 PM   #1
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Warning: politics ahead

http://news.yahoo.com/close-encounte...n-in-2012.html

"...this election pits a party that will dismantle the social safety net and put the rights of women, gays and African Americans on the endangered species list against a party that will drag the nation ever closer toward a socialist-inspired spending and regulation binge that will cripple the free enterprise system."



This is going to be election of who is the less scary candidate! Sadly, a lot of people admit this, yet still refuse to consider a Ron Paul or Gary Johnson?!
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Old 08-01-2012, 07:19 AM   #2
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Welcome to today's edition of the wonderful world of politics!

Today, we all marvel at the wonders that is socialized healthcare:
http://thenewamerican.com/usnews/hea...icaid-patients

The first half of the article covers the awesome rationing of perscription drugs, with the second half covering the mysterious shortage of doctors.

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Old 08-01-2012, 07:38 AM   #3
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TPTB would never let Ron Paul win. Elections are just a scam to make you think you matter and keep us divided, unaware of the real enemy.
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The only thing that really matters in this election is who counts the votes. [Diebold, a foreign owned firm with proprietary software in their electronic voting machines that they refuse to share with the government buying them]
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My whole perspective on the process changed this past year after actually getting involved at the county and later State convention levels. I wrote a bit about it on the intertubes:

http://www.pmbug.com/forum/f17/i-jus...nvention-1105/

Essentially, the people who are grooming politicians at the local levels (no one runs state or nationwide races without establishing a name locally first) are equivalient to a high school social clique and they don't necessarily pay attention to issues. It's all personalities and back (ego) scratching.
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Old 08-01-2012, 08:51 AM   #6
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Originally Posted by PMBug View Post:
My whole perspective on the process changed this past year after actually getting involved at the county and later State convention levels. I wrote a bit about it on the intertubes:

http://www.pmbug.com/forum/f17/i-jus...nvention-1105/

Essentially, the people who are grooming politicians at the local levels (no one runs state or nationwide races without establishing a name locally first) are equivalient to a high school social clique and they don't necessarily pay attention to issues. It's all personalities and back (ego) scratching.
I have seen similar things locally. There is a county near me where the two people running for sheriff are completely corrupt but, they made the right friends. Your choice in that county is to vote for the guy that has been to jail for corruption charges or the incumbant that hires cops that other counties fired for corruption!
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Old 08-06-2012, 11:51 AM   #7
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If you do not vote for the candidate your party wants, they will still not support him if he wins the nomination:
http://news.yahoo.com/blogs/ticket/t...145422739.html

Silly me, I thought it was the will of the people.
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Old 08-07-2012, 07:02 AM   #8
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Does the constitution matter if it is simply ignored?
http://reason.com/archives/2012/08/0...ments-open-war

Lets see..
Preventing Free Speech, check
Preventing Assembly and non-violent protest, check
Preventing Freedom of the Press, check

While I may not agree with the Occupy Wall Street group ideals, it is very chilling that law enforcement suffered no repercussions for thier actions.
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Old 08-08-2012, 12:44 PM   #9
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Silly checks and balances idea:
http://thenewamerican.com/usnews/pol...xecutive-order

"Although Senate Republicans rejected cybersecurity legislation last week, President Obama may yet rule on the issue, once again bypassing the legislative branch and the separation of powers set out in the Constitution.

According to a report in The Hill, President Obama is mulling the issuing of an executive order to create “law” where Congress failed to do so."


Luckily, this is now common...
"More recently, on June 15 President Obama ignored Congressional failure to pass the DREAM Act and announced his administration’s intent to “mend our nation’s immigration policy” and issued an order that effective immediately, the Department of Homeland Security was to begin taking steps to..."
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Old 08-13-2012, 12:39 PM   #10
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Congress votes down SOPA? That is okay; luckily the president will just do it anyway...

http://www.silverdoctors.com/executi...et-to-the-dhs/

http://www.prweb.com/releases/prweb2...web9770458.htm

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The EO mentioned in the press release was signed over a month ago on July 10.

This article on HuffPo refers to a new EO under consideration:

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/0...n_1757490.html
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Old 08-17-2012, 12:12 PM   #13
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http://thenewamerican.com/usnews/pol...al-preferences

"...the government has a “vital” interest in perpetuating the use of race-based quotas and that the practice does not violate the U.S. Constitution’s “equal protection” clause."

Humm, I guess it makes sense to garner votes by promising to help you out based on race.

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Old 09-21-2012, 07:23 AM   #14
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Why do we even bother with having a Congress if the President can just make anything into an Executive Order?

http://thenewamerican.com/usnews/pol...r-almost-ready
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Originally Posted by benjamen View Post:
Why do we even bother with having a Congress if the President can just make anything into an Executive Order?

http://thenewamerican.com/usnews/pol...r-almost-ready
didn't that just start with the last presidential cycle?
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Old 09-24-2012, 07:02 AM   #16
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http://thenewamerican.com/usnews/con...ibya-and-egypt

Let me get this straight....

We voted down the bill to cut funding of countries attacking our embassies, but we vote for the bill to go after a country that hasn't attacked us (recently).

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Originally Posted by benjamen View Post:
http://thenewamerican.com/usnews/con...ibya-and-egypt

Let me get this straight....

We voted down the bill to cut funding of countries attacking our embassies, but we vote for the bill to go after a country that hasn't attacked us (recently).

lets keep this in perspective. The countries that are attacking our embassies, they are new to the democracy stuff and they are forgiven because they are in their learning/break-in phase. the country that hasnt attacked us, well, they hate us for our freedoms. they must be stopped! /sarcasm
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http://thenewamerican.com/usnews/hea...-woodward-says
"In other words, while the president knows there is a problem with Medicare and even privately has plans to address it, he’s using the threat of Republican cuts to the program as a political weapon. Those voting for Obama on the basis that he won’t cut Medicare but Romney will may be in for a rude awakening if they are successful in reelecting him."

That whole truth thing is a pain...
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Reminds me of what Ancona is going through.
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what a bunch of hooey. Sent this one around, thanks. We have a bunch of stupid crap like this here also. Got a wood stove a few years ago, they wanted a couple of grand to inspect and instal it. No one was available on Thanksqiving Day, though......
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