Mr. Poster 9/7/2012 2:18:32 AM Report
The Liberals have FAILED to get a majority as a result of the 2 by-elections. Get ready for more defeats Dalton and David.
Grace 9/7/2012 6:23:54 AM Report
President Barack Obama, transformed from inspiring hope-and-change candidate into struggling stay-the-course incumbent, promised Americans wary of giving him another term that "our problems can be solved" if only voters will grant him four more years.
"Know this, America: Our problems can be solved," he told thousands of delegates to the Democratic National Convention in Charlotte, N.C. "Our challenges can be met. The path we offer may be harder, but it leads to a better place. And I'm asking you to choose that future."
"I won't pretend the path I'm offering is quick or easy. I never have," Obama told the cheering crowd in the Time Warner Cable Arena and a television audience expected to number in the tens of millions. "You didn't elect me to tell you what you wanted to hear. You elected me to tell you the truth. And the truth is, it will take more than a few years for us to solve challenges that have built up over a decade."
Obama's main vulnerability is the still-sputtering economy with a stubbornly high unemployment rate at 8.3 percent nearly four years after he took office vowing to restore it to health. In Charlotte, he ridiculed the Republican approach championed by Mitt Romney.
The speech reflected Obama's drive to convince voters to see the election as a choice, and not as a referendum on an embattled incumbent whose job approval ratings are below the 50-percent mark, a traditional danger zone.
"On every issue, the choice you face won't be just between two candidates or two parties. It will be a choice between two different paths for America. A choice between two fundamentally different visions for the future," he said.
At the same time, he did not spell out in detail his plans for a second term should he get one--even as he acknowledged that he is not the candidate he was when he pursued his history-making 2008 drive for the White House.
"You know, I recognize that times have changed since I first spoke to this convention. Times have changed—and so have I," he said. "If you turn away now—if you buy into the cynicism that the change we fought for isn't possible, well, change will not happen."
Grump 9/7/2012 7:09:13 AM Report
Good morning everyone. I don't know how many of you are Irish but there sure as hell was a pile of blarney on this site yesterday. I thought it must be St.Patricks Day. rw the little lesson you gave about who did what making it possible for someone else to do better yesterday. Now I have a question for you. Is that like Harper taking credit for the strong Canadian Banking system that Chretien/Martin put in place and that he wanted to change into an American style banking system before it all hit the fan? Just wondering because I firmly believe in logic but must confess I really have trouble following this rose coloured glasses kind. LMAO
BIG BROTHER 9/7/2012 7:21:45 AM Report
Now Grace, what is your point!! Do you not recognize honesty when you see it?? Is there something wrong with what Obama states, in your cut and paste?
He was handed a train going full tilt off a cliff. Your hero, Dubya, was the engineer of that train. Two wars, outright lies to the people and an economy in shatters. Obama was called upon to do superhuman feats, go against the wishes of the GOP and attempt to salvage at least the auto industry. Mitt's advice: let it go bankrupt.
Grace 9/7/2012 7:40:34 AM Report
No point BB...hence the cut and paste!
I saw alot of starry eyes arm waving Ohbie's last night when the speeches and retoric is flying fast and furious. I often what is fact and what is fiction.
Is what the One said the truth? I don't know...do you? All I see is spin! With a shmattering of 1/2 truths...problem is unraveling it all.
I was raised a Catholic and the church taught not to doubt as Thomas did..but history proves that blind faith has consequence...I just don't assume...I check..
Grace 9/7/2012 7:57:37 AM Report
Oh and BB...just wondering..if your buisness was tanking..would you think the government would jump in and bail you out? Nope..not a chance. Sink or swim.
Ford planned well on their own and survived.
right wing 9/7/2012 8:23:20 AM Report
Obama's speech last night reminded me of an old advertisement slogan...WHERE'S THE BEEF!
Told the truth. Yes Big Bro he absolutely did.
He basically told the American people that he was responsible for nothing, they were, they are the hope and they are the change.
I gotta admit, that was slicker than grease on a doorknob.
I do have a new name for Obama...Pontius Pilate...wash those hands.
Obama stood there and criticized Mitt for not having a detailed plan included in his convention speech than went on to do exactly the same thing.
Yes the truth was even told after the convention and the Media pretty much called it a wash.
right wing 9/7/2012 8:25:09 AM Report
Big Bro is shaken to the core at the obvious downfall of the chosen one.
He is one of the last still hanging on to "but it is all Bush's fault".
Pretty freaking funny I find.
A.E.D. 9/7/2012 9:13:58 AM Report
GRACE:Get your facts straight,Ford went to Capital Hill in late 2008 pushing for the rescue of its rivals.Bankruptcy,GM and Chrysler would have had to go out of business,taking down many suppliers.That would have taken down Ford Motor,who would not have been able to get the parts they needed to to build cars.Ford went to Capital Hill in late 2008 and requested a 9 billion line of credit from the Gov.,and 5 billion loan from the Energy Department.If the BIG 3 auto makers went bankrupt,their demise would have triggered 3 Million layoffs,and pension plans gone,which would have then be dumped on the Gov. pension agency.Putting it so you can understand Grace,we would be in a depression now instead of a recession.OBAMA will win this election hands down,in my opinion.
Grace 9/7/2012 9:17:36 AM Report
A.E.D. ..Now you are getting it! Facts.
Grace 9/7/2012 9:20:44 AM Report
Hands down..hard to say.
Just curious but I had noticed posters on this site being anti union. How do you feel about the strong showing of support from the UAW at the dem's convention?
UAW is for Obamah!
sweetc 9/7/2012 9:23:48 AM Report
When I look at all this election Blarney..... an old saying comes to mind.
"Show me an honest politician
And I will show you a liar."
I think this says it all. They will promise the moon to get elected and deliver next to nothing of the campaign promises.
Wisenheimer 9/7/2012 9:28:28 AM Report
Gone viral .. Peter Schiff at last night's "Obamagasm" asked delegates if profits at corporations should be banned.
Surprise, surprise ... more than half questioned said "of course". The government can use the money much more effectively. 4 more years of this and the U.S. will make Greece look like an economic miracle.
flyhawk25 9/7/2012 9:42:12 AM Report
right wing...speaking of things that are funny - or tragic depending on your bent - you did not disappoint me this morning.
President Obama could have said more or said less and no matter what you would criticize him.
It is no state secret that America has not recovered financially as much as he or anyone had hoped.
However there is more to the job than just the economy.
The reality of America is that the whole society is in a downward spiral.
Most want 'the American dream' but few want to work to achieve it.
Most of them want a safer society but continue to arm themselves and avoid the process of law.
Most want world peace and a smaller military profile but no one wants to cut jobs in the defense industry.
Most say they are Christians but opt for football on Sunday and want their President to go instead.
Most say they believe in the sanctity of family and marriage but they want to keep trying new designer spouses as they age. Or none at all.
In short they say one thing but refuse to change.
Consequently Obama's message of shared pain and responsibility is unpopular.
As a result Romney's example of inherited wealth, less government and fewer entitlements for the masses resonates. Greed is good because it keeps the unwashed in their place.
Unless you are one of them.
And that's what the election is about.
Don't like what Bush Lite did? Pretend it didn't happen.
Don't like the scientific data on global warming in spite of the weird weather? Deny it and buy another SUV.
After all -'God bless America' is proof that they are The Chosen Tribe.
Unfortunately there are many other tribes who disagree and are itching to have their turn.
No President can change the human condition created by too much bounty and too little responsibility.
The dream is over and now the mess needs to be repaired.
right wing 9/7/2012 9:50:18 AM Report
What you have posted is simply your leftist dismal negative view of the U.S.A., it's hard working people and their future.
The word "most" is so very telling and exactly why I stopped being a Liberal so very long ago.
How sad to always see the glass 1/2 empty while ones fridge is over-flowing.
Enjoy chewing that cud.
Wisenheimer 9/7/2012 9:53:04 AM Report
Every steel mill in North America went bankrupt (some more than once) in the eighties and nineties. All went thru court administered restructuring and most came out the other side with new owners and new leases on life. The canard that suppliers would disappear and the world would end was scare mongering by unions and their supporters. The billions of tax dollars given to GM, Chrysler and it's workers was unnecessary and will never be repaid.
Every car owner in North America should be able to drop into a GM or Chrysler dealer, and pick up a new Caravan or Impala, that they have already paid for.
right wing 9/7/2012 10:10:16 AM Report
Correct you are but they are great at catch phrases..."to big to fail"....
Now we will hear about the evil banks, corporations, and wall street.
Grace 9/7/2012 10:37:38 AM Report
But nothing of Oprah's millions or the millions that actors make in the movies..
sweetc 9/7/2012 11:06:55 AM Report
and lets not forget the OBSCENE amount of monies that the professional athletes get.
flyhawk25 9/7/2012 11:19:14 AM Report
Far better to get your money the old fashioned way. From your daddy.
Inherit a job, put your money offshore and close businesses after you 'outsource'.
And those unions...creepy Commie/Socialist fronts. Ban them all because they mess up the real progress of getting really, really rich.
As for democracy and the right to vote...limit it. Far too many unwashed Godless 'others' don't know what's good for progress.
I suppose elections are just the cost of doing business but if you are going to lose... fix the election so the right people keep the power.
Yup. And God Bless America. He shines his light on us and we just redirect it up the collective arses of 'the others'.
cathyh 9/7/2012 11:25:50 AM Report
LMHO Flyhawk, that's too funny.
Truck 9/7/2012 11:36:33 AM Report
hahaha.....Fly! Too good!!
I don't know if they actually beleive what they're saying or if they just want to stir the pot?! Cause some of it is absolute non-sense!
Grace 9/7/2012 11:40:16 AM Report
Truck..just trying to sort out the double standard is all!
Grace 9/7/2012 11:45:15 AM Report
Hmmm..this article says at one point the One is getting cocky!
bluesslinger 9/7/2012 12:00:22 PM Report
A major difference in this election is that the GOP has a fighter in their corner, unlike McCain the last time around who refused to counter punch.
Obama is being beaten like a rented mule by the truth. As long as this is a referendum on Obummer's record - he loses. He looks pathetic begging for a second chance and blaming everybody and everything else for his epic FAIL - including the weather!
Sorry dude, but that's what happens when you play too much golf and attend too many Hollywood parties - business suffers.
Meanwhile the dems are becoming an in-cohesive gang of special interest groups who can't agree on anything and are separating at the seams.
And by the way, who cares about what happened when "W" was in office? Nobody.
Bye bye Barak...
Have a great day!
bluesslinger 9/7/2012 12:05:43 PM Report
"Obama is the greatest hoax ever perpetuated on the American people"
- Clint Eastwood
flyhawk25 9/7/2012 12:20:19 PM Report
From Dirty Harry to political pundit with one shot of Geritol.
How about another Reagan quote? How about Nixon? Even better - Chuck Heston.
The President must be crushed by the bile from such a credible critic.
Wait a minute, that isn't bile. He spit up another farm worker.
bluesslinger 9/7/2012 12:24:36 PM Report
steelworker 9/7/2012 12:54:18 PM Report
Nice to see Obama begging for 4 more years of golf and free vacations for the wife and kiddies.
theprotector 9/7/2012 12:58:29 PM Report
it will be a landslide for B.B. without a doubt!
Oldie Goldie 9/7/2012 1:09:39 PM Report
Bluesslinger---And Eastwood is what ? A worn out actor who tries to talk to an empty chair--and hears voices from that empty chair.. He appears to be on the verge of Dementia but that makes him fit in well with the Republicans.
I actually felt sorry for Eastwood because I liked him as an Actor and it was hard to watch with stammers---hesitations and downright old fashioned ideas.
Even the Republicans are trying to forget that Eastwood appeared on their behalf.
asIseeit 9/7/2012 1:17:56 PM Report
Blueslinger, you think too highly of yourself. Tone it down. You are trying too hard to make friends lmfao
steelworker 9/7/2012 1:24:56 PM Report
Oldie: maybe they should have got Bob Newhart.
mvnnth 9/7/2012 1:32:12 PM Report
"Blueslinger" "think" Very risky.
debo 9/7/2012 1:34:35 PM Report
"AND BY THE WAY, WHO CARES ABOUT WHAT HAPPENED WHEN "W" WAS IN OFFICE? NOBODY."
That's one thing about the Ole B'ser like Rush, Hannity and their ilk, OB'ser knows how to "double down".
Despite the fact that his "reflections", as in baseless utterances, on Monday of this week were greeted with the derision they so richly deserved ... and he was pilloried and thumped like a birthday pinata (or in his case a birther pinata) ... He's back!!! With another epically stupid offering.
Who cares??? .... check ANY newspaper, tv or radio news programme, this site or hundreds of others like it, even in the most cursory manner ... millions still care ... because the effects of his "leadership" have consequences that could stretch beyond the next couple of decades. The list of "W's" consequential failures is mind-boggling.
Several posters over the last couple of years have enumerated them in depth.
Speaking of "depth" ... do you ever consider what you are about to post or reflect on the veracity of the post?
I expect you to run to your "default mode" as in "See how I've stirred up some "lefties"."
That is your usual COP-OUT ... because the "information" you attempt to spread is NEVER properly researched and you are NEVER able to defend it when it is questioned.
You remind me of the Whack-a-Mole game at the midway. Fortunately the little moles have no brains and thus the constant hammering doesn't affect their continuing to function. Oh wait ... I may have hit on something there.
steelworker 9/7/2012 1:41:26 PM Report
I see that Obama is going to have will.i.am from The Black-Eyed Peas explain the economy to the Dems at the convention. WTF.
Grump 9/7/2012 1:57:25 PM Report
debo Well done. These right winger are just like a broken sewerage pipe. It just keeps running and running and piling up more and more of the same crap. If G.W. wasn't a total embarassment to the G.O.P. they sure as hell would have had him up there telling the faithfull what a great guy Mitt was. They try to slander Slick Willy but hell they can't even have G.W. out in public.
bluesslinger 9/7/2012 2:01:54 PM Report
To fish, or not to fish - what a stupid question.
Thanks Dedumbo, for two things;
One for reading my stuff, and two, for the frothy and wild eyed lefty fist biting angst post.
You would fit right in with those nuts on MSNBCLSD!
Why are lefties so angry anyway...
steelworker 9/7/2012 2:01:56 PM Report
I don't think G.W. was ever staring down the barrel of an impeachment like Sick Willy was. I wouldn't let that old pervert anywhere near a female anything. Just another redneck from Arkansas.
Grump 9/7/2012 2:12:11 PM Report
Steelworker and Lordy, Lordy here we have our own brand of redneck right here in the great North. Blues I guess the same dumb, repetetive crap does make some sane, bright folks a little frothy at times. The best advice I can give would be to go get a life somewhere.
Grump 9/7/2012 2:17:11 PM Report
Steelworker since you brought it up. I believe you called him a pervert for having relations with a woman. Could you explain what you folks consider normal? Better clear the women and children out for this one. lol
bluesslinger 9/7/2012 2:17:51 PM Report
Here's some numbers for ya dedumbo;
Jobless rate is at 8.1% and that's down!
The unemployment rate was actually driven down by people leaving the labor force.
368,000 recently DROPPED OUT, gave up, because Obummers socialist agenda doesn't work.
People do not care about Bush, they are looking at Obummer and his failed policies.
Bush is not a factor, but go ahead, blame him anyway...
Grump 9/7/2012 2:21:32 PM Report
Well I have done my good deed for the day by supervising children's play hour I have a a little more work to do and then off for dinner with the boss and gas. Ta Ta little ones.
Grump 9/7/2012 2:24:24 PM Report
Blues give your head a shake. G.W. is not a factor in this. Just who in the hell do you think pooched the pup?
bluesslinger 9/7/2012 2:31:31 PM Report
Just so you know...
Since President Obama Took Office, The Unemployment Rate Among Women Has Increased From 7% To 8.1%. (Bureau Of Labor Statistics, http://www.bls.gov/, 8/8/12)
Young Women Have Fared Even Worse In The Obama Economy – Unemployment Has Increased From 12.5% To 14.4%. (Bureau Of Labor Statistics, www.bls.gov, 8/8/12)
Nearly 5.9 Million Women Are Currently Unemployed In The Obama Economy. (Bureau Of Labor Statistics, http://www.bls.gov/, 8/8/12)
asIseeit 9/7/2012 2:33:05 PM Report
Grump I have named that cricket in my basement bluesslinger. It keeps on cricken, never stops.
steelworker 9/7/2012 2:40:29 PM Report
Grump: don't have gas at dinner with the boss.
debo 9/7/2012 2:41:21 PM Report
As predicted BSer ... "Well I only do this to get a reaction...".
No possible coherent reply from you ... as always MOTSOS.
Please answer this one question ... Do you have an endless supply your own pinata/whack-a-mole costumes?
Grace 9/7/2012 2:43:14 PM Report
Anybody catch Jennifer Grandholm's speech?
asIseeit 9/7/2012 2:46:59 PM Report
bluesslinger your daily rants are not doing any good to rile the masses. Instead it is proof that some need to be heard more amonst this angst filled world and in this they become absolutely annoying. Continue if you must but I will scroll the troll.
cathyh 9/7/2012 3:08:59 PM Report
Maybe some of you should consider that the Republicans have the combined majority in the U.S. congress and that is why Mr. Obama has had such a hard time w/the economy. The GOP is not allowing the bills he promotes to be passed. Of course that is only one big reason, the other might be that Americans are buying goods and services made in any other country but the U.S. Then there is the mechanization of everything produced or manufactured in the U.S. from goods to services that have made getting and retaining a job almost impossible for some because the manual labour required in said jobs has gone way down.
bluesslinger 9/7/2012 3:11:46 PM Report
Dedumbo won't like this but Jennifer's body language kinda reminded me of a well known far right little extreme socialist dictator with a funny mustache.
Grace 9/7/2012 3:33:56 PM Report
blues..check this out
Brianne 9/7/2012 3:39:10 PM Report
What the heck is going on...... came out of the station mall and this aircraft ( plane) was flying low......not a small aricraft but a fairly big jet, grey in colour......... with "SURVEILLANCE" written down the side. WHen i was on the boardwalk the other night, the same thing.
debo 9/7/2012 3:45:58 PM Report
Well, I see you opted for the "triple down" rather than attempt any defense of your blatherings. Why not try for a "quad". That could surely qualify you as the North American rep at the IOG's.
While reflecting on your "pearls of wisdom" from this and other days I was struck by your regular use(actually overuse) of the words "frothy", "wild eyed"(actually requires a hyphen) and of course "lefties". I can't say that I put this down to economy of language on your part ... I think rather it is due more to your limited and somewhat juvenile store of words. This could have genetic origins ... but it may also be an outcome of your "pinataing/whack-a-moling" over the years.
In any case have you thought about enrolling in the "Evelyn Woodhead Speed Reading Course"? Perhaps upon matriculation you could raise your sights a bit ... and aspire to be Mister Pinata or even Whack-a-Mole Man!
Anyway that's at least two hours spent with the "under fives" ... I'm off to Soo Mill.
mallet 9/7/2012 4:06:57 PM Report
Hey G. re your 2.24pm post...Mr Obama has had 4 years to try and straighten out the mess, yet Mr Harper has only had a majority for 18 months or so and yet he is to blame for all the ills in Canada. Is he not to be allowed a second kick at the bucket as well? Remember your friends and their 2nd cousins could have brought him down and out at any time, it's a bitch when you have to face facts isnt it???
Grace 9/7/2012 4:11:59 PM Report
steelworker 9/7/2012 4:24:36 PM Report
mallet: I wish I had a job where I did SFA for 4 years and then begged for more time while blaming everyone else for my dismal record. I'm sure many of the small business owners on this site would be more than happy to offer a guy like Obama a job with those credentials. (At least he knows how to golf.)
bluesslinger 9/7/2012 5:08:43 PM Report
Saw it Grace.
Lefties don't get it - or don't want to.
trevone 9/7/2012 5:56:03 PM Report
Grace, Blues et al. I am not pro either candidate, BUT can you imagine any circumstance whatsoever where Romney's opinion of Obama's speech would be anything but scathing? If Obama had given a bad speech, Romney would be happy. To say he is disappointed means that he is worried by it.
We love the putdowns! Some do it with wit and wisdom (Flyhawk and sometimes Grump) and some do it thinking they are witty, but are just kinda pathetic (Bluesslinger and Steelman)
steelworker 9/7/2012 6:10:12 PM Report
Gee I'm reall,really really sorry I ruined your weekend. Tell your mom to let you stay up a little later tonight and don't cry.
right wing 9/7/2012 7:12:14 PM Report
"I can't say that I put this down to economy of language on your part ... I think rather it is due more to your limited and somewhat juvenile store of words."
This from one who goes on to talk about "pinataing/whack-a-moling".
I believe you had better check your "pearls" Debo, you've been had....definitely fake.
trevone 9/7/2012 7:13:47 PM Report
Thank you for your sincere apology, Steelman. You are old and weird, but you deserve forgiveness. My Mom forgives you, too.
My weekend is looking brighter already.
Try to post better next time, eh?
Grump 9/7/2012 7:22:48 PM Report
Mallet I'm sorry and disappointed to see you join the children's choir.
flyhawk25 9/7/2012 7:24:44 PM Report
right wing...glad you're back from actually working.
Now it's your turn to babysit your obstinate kids.
I am in the process of finishing off my 'magnus opus' on Conservatism 101.
I will leave Part One with you on here in the morning before I head off to my land yacht on the Island.
In the meantime stay well, do good work and feel free to send those rascals to the time-out corner.
It is difficult work trying to house train the neo-con acolytes but as the elder statesmen of the myth makers I know that you will persevere.
right wing 9/7/2012 7:32:44 PM Report
....and there you have it Mallet, you raised a very valid point...and now Grump considers you a child.
Is that not rich.
You understand, Grump can't debate with the adults so he has to go to the child level.
right wing 9/7/2012 7:34:15 PM Report
...ya flyhawk, try taking on your Apple Dumpling Gang.
It's like shooting the walking dead.
shakespeare 9/7/2012 8:00:45 PM Report
... and the beat goes on.
Interesting that Canada has just pulled out of Iran and we are expelling the Iranian diplomats from Canada. There appears to be no logical explanation for the timing. Canada is now # 1 with Israel. What say you, Spelly, in terms of your prognostications? Are drawing a line in the sand... and if so, why now?
shakespeare 9/7/2012 8:01:54 PM Report
Are "we" drawing a line ...
Sorry about that!
right wing 9/7/2012 8:07:20 PM Report
All I can say is what took us so long.
right wing 9/7/2012 8:11:46 PM Report
...did the Canadian diplomats in Iran hear Israel locking and loading?
right wing 9/7/2012 8:14:25 PM Report
"Foreign Affairs Minister John Baird said in a statement that Canada had closed its embassy in Tehran and that all remaining Iranian diplomatic personnel in Canada had been declared personae non gratae."
Is that universal for get the f*ck out!
shakespeare 9/7/2012 8:41:42 PM Report
For once r.w., I agree with you. We'll have to wait and see.
statusquo 9/7/2012 9:08:17 PM Report
It's an Assyrian, i.e German plot...predicted in the Bible...as are so many things. Don't you know that? ..i.e "Thou shalt have the runs ...eventually".
I strongly advise you, Shakes, to read, absorb and study the Bible! It's full of it...I mean...."deep" stuff and such.
It's as prophetic as tealeaves and the weather channel.
Allow me to quote...from the "Book of Larry"...Psalm 3...Chapter 5...
"And there shalt come a rising pole, with none of the forebearitude of the thinketh man. As man thinkethst with his dicketh! And verily I say to you....such pole shalt seek the pneumatism of the Darlene, the wench that is pumpeth full of air...and he shall fornicate with abandon, untileth, in his fervour, he shall bite(th) Darlene's ear and perforate her, thusly making her puff, fartingly throu the air in a buzzeth and landing flacidly on the dresser, not payed off in full as Leon's don't pay a cent event ain't coming due for another year"...
statusquo 9/7/2012 9:15:42 PM Report
Ah crap! Enough of the personal stuff...
statusquo 9/7/2012 9:41:17 PM Report
Oh..and btw rw, my friend and lost "littul" Mayberry neo con,
I read your "Rushismgoogled" retorts on the Dem convention... and it pains to tell you...but your overflowing with unmitigated shit!
You'd better call a plumber.
(smiley face)...p.s ....I love you!
xxooxx and such
right wing 9/8/2012 12:07:34 PM Report
My warped minded friend.
Nothing "googled" and I have not listened to Rush in at least six months...but thanks for reminding me I am due.