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Friday, August 26, 2011

The Post Racial President toTake Executive Action to Help His Black Folk


A Black Community Folk of the First Order


Obama faces uncomfortable questions from black community, lawmakers

By Peter Wallsten and Krissah Thompson, Published: August 25 Washington Post

From the start of his history-making tenure, the nation’s first black president took care never to be seen making policy or political decisions aimed solely or directly at black America. His position: He is the president of the whole country, focused on broad-based fixes to “lift all boats.”

The race-avoidance strategy served President Obama well, helping him attract support from many whites while also mobilizing African Americans energized by the powerful symbol of a black commander in chief.

But a soaring jobless rate among African Americans and a newfound comfort by black lawmakers to criticize Obama’s economic policies are prompting the White House to recalibrate — and to focus more directly on the struggles of black America.

The shift comes amid a growing concern among some Democrats that the stubborn economic conditions in minority communities might hamper efforts by Obama’s reelection campaign to generate the large black voter turnout it needs in key cities to make up for his declining support among white independents.

This week, the White House dispatched a top official to participate in a Congressional Black Caucus jobs forum in Miami that had been scheduled in part to pressure the White House.

The official, Don Graves, the executive director of the president’s Council on Jobs and Competitiveness, told black lawmakers that the president would consider taking executive action to enact at least parts of jobs-related measures they have introduced to no avail in the Republican-led House.

“You may not feel like the president is listening to you, but he hears you loud and clear,” Graves told the lawmakers before an audience of hundreds crammed into the pews of the Mount Hermon African Methodist Episcopal Church.

The new approach is subtle, but it is significant to African American lawmakers who have been pressing for the change since early spring. One proposal would extend aid to communities with long-standing poverty problems. Another would help the long-term unemployed.

Both ideas would help mostly minorities, said Rep. Emanuel Cleaver II (D-Mo.), chairman of the Congressional Black Caucus. In steering clear of the overt race label, he added, “it’s not as in-your-face.”

“They are paying closer attention to what’s going on in the urban core of the major cities,” Cleaver said.

Several black lawmakers said they think the White House is considering additional targeted steps to boost urban communities as part of the jobs package the president plans to release shortly after Labor Day.

And the White House announced this week that Obama will pay a Labor Day visit to Detroit, a hard-hit city where a town hall meeting held by the black caucus drew headlines last week when Rep. Maxine Waters (D-Calif.) decried the black jobless rate as “unconscionable” and blasted the president for his recent Midwestern bus tour that focused on rural white communities.

The White House had also intended a major address for Sunday at the now-postponed dedication of the new memorial to the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. — at which the president could speak in personal terms about the continuing economic challenges black Americans face.

117 comments:

  1. "From the start of his history-making tenure, the nation’s first black president took care never to be seen making policy or political decisions aimed solely or directly at black America.
    His position:
    He is the president of the whole country, focused on broad-based fixes to “lift all boats.”
    "

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    Yeah, we saw his even-handed handling of the Skip Gates/Boston Cop dustup.

    We saw Holder's fair handling of the Black Panther Pigs with batons at the voting place, and read his intentions on how he would "enforce" the law in such cirmstances when whitey was the victim.

    We didn't see nothin, WaPo.

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  2. He is the president of the whole country, focused on broad-based fixes to “lift all boats.”"

    Starting with the yachts at Martha's Vineyard.

    Boeing is also digging the "his and hers" planes bit.

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  3. Even Cornel West writes one paragraph of truth in an article filled with his usual BS:

    The age of Obama has fallen tragically short of fulfilling King’s prophetic legacy. Instead of articulating a radical democratic vision and fighting for homeowners, workers and poor people in the form of mortgage relief, jobs and investment in education, infrastructure and housing, the administration gave us bailouts for banks, record profits for Wall Street and giant budget cuts on the backs of the vulnerable.

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  4. Well, most of the paragraph.

    ...on the "giant budget cuts," not so much.

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  5. (Video) Marco Rubio: 'The free enterprise system has lifted more people out of poverty than all the government anti-poverty programs combined'

    "poverty does not create our social problems, our social problems create our poverty."

    Notice that he doesn't need a teleprompter - speaks from his heart - and says what's long-needed to be said.
    When Rubio speaks, it's well worth taking the time to hear what he has to say in its entirety.

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  6. The Civilian Noninstitutional population has increased by 1,781,000 since July, 2010.

    The number "working" has increased by 305,000.

    Tough time to be a young, black, unskilled male.

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  7. Didn't blogger desert rat write just yesterday that everything was fine with obama's performance; no protests at martha's vineyard. Guess these folks didn't get the memo or more likely, the blogger is misinformed. Why don't these folks have some of those green jobs blogger Rufus?

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  8. The "Green" industry that would/has create/created the most jobs for the average unskilled/semi-skilled workers would be/has been the Biofuels Industry.

    The Republicans/tea partiers have fought that, hammer and tong, all the way.

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  9. Then, of course, we have the auto companies, anticipating $2.50 gasoline, ramping up the production of SUVs, and Pickup Trucks, and watching them rot on the dealers' lots in the face of $3.60 gas.

    Speaking of which, we're about 2/3 of the way through our drawdown of 60 Million Barrels from the SPR/IEA Strategic Reserves, and gasoliine is rising again (up about a nickel in the last week.)

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  10. Rufus II said...

    What's the odds of Rufus walking in the polling booth "drunker'n a skunk?"


    Zero, as I bet good ol' Mississip has laws 'gainst such behavior.

    But I put a hopeful reading on the statement: Rufus will be sober, Rufus will "vote right."

    (then watch the election returns "drunker'n a skunk") :)

    I recall Rufus saying "Northen Mississip secured" after voting for "McNuts" !


    Fri Aug 26, 06:35:00 AM EDT
    Doug said...

    What's up with that ancient dump the girls lived in Anon?

    Looks to be at grade level, surrounded by dirt, can't imagine living there in inclement weather, much less living in a hundred year old shanty through an Idaho winter.

    Also, one might think the girl would exit the scene after multiple serious encounters with a firearm pointed at and inserted into her person.



    Paragraph 1
    A dump???!!!

    Bill my realtor lived in a tepee on old man Deeston's land when he was in school here. These are fancy digs. I lived in a run down motel in Seattle.

    Paragraph 2

    This from someone who lives in a lava tube?????

    Paragraph 3

    She made a "fatal" mistake.

    I think the U of I has some serious liability issues here. They knew he had been harassing women, they knew about his disorder, they knew about his threats (amounting to assault), and, they never intervened, via the police, or mental health, or any other way I can see other than firing the guy. He was given the choice, resign, or begone.

    I think they are going to get their asses sued.

    The girl was a lovely girl. Played the cello, had a good outlook on life.

    Hard to figure this guy - and in the psychology department too. You'd think some bright bulb in the department would have taken it more seriously.

    b

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  11. The Republicans/tea partiers have fought that, hammer and tong, all the way.

    I dispute that, least far as the tea partiers go.

    Sarah is Tea, and she's for doing everything - which is the proper answer.

    b

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  12. Here's the question: What, exactly, can a young, unskilled teenager (black, white, purple, pink polka-dotted) produce that will be competitive on the world market?

    Bubba, and Jerome have the same problem; they don't have the requisite skill sets. Their "labor" isn't really much needed.

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  13. Don't be naive, Bob. Sarah is a candidate. Candidates will say all manner of things.

    Look at what the DeMints, Coburns, Inhofe's have actually done. They have fought biofuels morning, noon, and night. Relentlessly.

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  14. Or maybe that was just in emergencies, that living in a lava tube. :)

    Sounds kinda cozy to me. Fresh water, warm at night, cool during the day.....

    Real living, like the Cimmerians, who were said to live underground, in perpetual darkness, emulating our situation in the world, which meaning is, I think, we're in the dark here, will be in the light there, kinda like in Plato's Cave.

    And, the rent was cheap.

    b

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  15. There are no protesters on the street, riled up by Obama's performance, or lack there of.

    Unlike Mr Bush, who was shadowed by protesters while vacationing in Texas, Mr Obama never sees a disgruntled citizen.

    anon does not tell us why the "conservatives" are not as politically active as the "liberals".

    Why, if the country is going to hell, in a hand basket, no one is in the streets?

    Protesters are in the streets, in Israel, Syria, Egypt, England, Libya and Bahrain.
    But none are seen on the streets of the United States.

    Times may be tough, but compared to Israel or Egypt, there is contentment with the status que, here in the United States.

    Or we'd see the disgruntled, marching in protest of it.

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  16. :)

    Jeez

    Rufus II said...

    Don't be naive, Bob. Sarah is a candidate. Candidates will say all manner of things.

    b says

    Don't be naive, Rufus. Obumble is a candidate. Candidates will say all manner of things.


    Even to the making of idiot speeches
    'bout the receding o' the very seas, spoken between styrofoam columns.

    b

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  18. Criticizing the President in print is an easy deal, mobilizing protests, that takes sterner stuff.

    People really need to annoyed, to take it to the streets with political action.

    As bad as some want to portray the current situation, there are no demonstrations of protest.

    Not even on the Mall, while Martin Luther King Jr's memory is feted.
    If there was "real" discontent, amongst the "Black Bloc", we'd have seen it, there.

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  19. Sarah Palin is an entertainer, who's program was cancelled, for lack of ratings.

    She is nothing more than that, excepting of course boobie's lewd fantasies of Sarah and the wolves.

    'The Undefeated' debuted in 10 theaters last weekend with ticket sales of $65,132. That's not bad for an independently produced documentary with no advertising that opened on the same weekend as the year's most anticipated blockbuster ('Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, Part 2'). The per-screen average of $6,513 suggested that there was untapped demand for the movie that a wider release would profit from.
    This past weekend, however, it expanded to 14 theaters, yet according to Box Office Mojo it earned just $24,000. That's a decline of 63 percent in weekend sales, and a decline of 74 percent (to $1,714) in per-screen average. (With ticket prices in the U.S. averaging about $8, that means 'Undefeated' played to about 71 people a day this weekend at each theater.)

    Maybe the demand hinted at by the first weekend's grosses was illusory, or maybe everyone who wanted to see the film in theaters did, or maybe the movie was never going to attract viewers beyond the choir it was preaching to, or maybe 14 screens isn't really much of a test for a movie about a figure of nationwide interest.
    Or maybe, when it came to all-American heroes at the multiplex, moviegoers would much see Steve Rogers ('Captain America: The First Avenger')

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  20. ... it looks like Arc's plan all along was to leverage the movie's minimal theatrical release into lucrative cable and home-video deals. (Arc could sell the 250,000 units for as little as $5 a pop and make back the film's estimated $1 million budget plus the cost of pressing and shipping the discs.) Plus, Arc hasn't had to spend any money on a traditional advertising campaign. It's been able to rely on free media -- newspaper reviews, blog posts pro and con, and feature articles about the movie, including the one you're reading now -- to generate all the publicity it's needed.

    That may or may not represent good filmmaking or good politics, but it certainly is good marketing.

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  21. .

    I doubt this will help oil prices.

    Police: Massive car bomb hits UN building in Nigeria’s capital, killing at least 16

     Death toll mounts as apparent suicide bomber drives car up to the main reception of the building before detonating, inflicting the most damage possible.

    ABUJA, Nigeria — The Nigerian Red Cross says at least 16 people are dead after a car bomb attack on the United Nations’ offices in Nigeria’s capital of Abuja.

    Umar Mairiga, the head of the organization’s disaster management department, told The Associated that at least 11 others were injured...



    Bombing in Nigeria

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  22. .

    If only we had a Congressional White Caucus.


    Obama faces uncomfortable questions from black community, lawmakers


    The official, Don Graves, the executive director of the president’s Council on Jobs and Competitiveness, told black lawmakers that the president would consider taking executive action to enact at least parts of jobs-related measures they have introduced to no avail in the Republican-led House.

    “You may not feel like the president is listening to you, but he hears you loud and clear,” Graves told the lawmakers before an audience of hundreds crammed into the pews of the Mount Hermon African Methodist Episcopal Church...


    Obama Moves To Secure Black Vote

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  23. .


    One more anti-Ben vote. This time from a 'local' banker.

    Fed’s rate policy leaves no relief for Main Street banks

    ...One would think that the Fed would have considered the unintended consequences of such a unilateral move. In short, the Fed has taken away community bankers’ ability to compete in the free market. In the midst of a depressed economy with low loan demand, the central bank is exacerbating the financial crisis.

    Why? In my view, the Fed’s policy is nothing more than a backdoor bailout for the Wall Street mega-banks and investment houses; it amounts to the back of the hand for the community banks of this country. The Wall Street money houses are basically getting free money that they can hedge and arbitrage worldwide to make baskets of money, while local banks are stuck with deposits costing more than the federal funds rate, sluggish loan demand and a 2.20 percent 10-year Treasury. For the extended future, earnings contractions will accelerate as the investment portfolio prepays and runs off, and capital will be difficult if not impossible to raise, stifling growth on America’s Main Streets..."


    Fed Policy Decried

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  24. We do, Q.

    Referencing the article that described 88% of whites in Mississippi voting Republican.

    The "White Caucus" controls the House of Representatives.
    Lock, stock and barrel.

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  25. People really need to annoyed, to take it to the streets with political action.

    As bad as some want to portray the current situation, there are no demonstrations of protest.




    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kDNytTOGs4M

    and endless other videos

    Tea Party march on Washington D.C.

    I see acidicyobboidiotrat is frustrated again this wonderful summer morning. You can always tell by the name calling



    Al Sharpton, not as likeable as Charlie Rangel, but God must love the diverse, and rascals, he made so many and various designs of them.

    As has been said by Whitman, must love poor people too, he made so many of 'em.

    b

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  26. The management of the Federal Reserve is bailing out their cronies on Wall Street, at the expense of Main Street, USA?

    Who'd have thought it possible?

    ;-)

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  27. Why? In my view, the Fed’s policy is nothing more than a backdoor bailout for the Wall Street mega-banks and investment houses; it amounts to the back of the hand for the community banks of this country. The Wall Street money houses are basically getting free money that they can hedge and arbitrage worldwide to make baskets of money, while local banks are stuck with deposits costing more than the federal funds rate, sluggish loan demand and a 2.20 percent 10-year Treasury.

    This is outrageous beyond belief. Why are Americans so docile about this?

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  28. The Republicans holding a meeting on the Mall, boobie, is not a protest of the status que.

    No, it is an endorsement of it.

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  29. boobie's lewd fantasies of Sarah

    Jesus.

    Let's see, it was acidicyobboidiotrat that had never heard of the myth of Buffalo Woman. And proly still don't understand it. Even when it was pointed out to him. And said he disagreed with Jimmah when he stated he had sinned by simply fantisizing over women.

    b

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  30. desert rat said...

    The Republicans holding a meeting on the Mall, boobie, is not a protest of the status que.

    No, it is an endorsement of it.

    Fri Aug 26, 10:51:00 AM EDT


    Only in your fucked up head.

    I'm going down to get the papers.

    The crossword puzzles are vastly more interesting and entertaining than acidicyobboidiotrat.

    (though rat does, even I admit, have some entertainment value)

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  31. .

    Here, we usually talk about conflicts in the ME were perhaps thousands die; yet, we ignore conflicts in Africa that result in the deaths of tens of thousands.

    Part of the problem is (as in this article on the Congo) figuring out who the good guys, or more to the point, who the least bad guys are.

    Eastern Congo’s rule by the ruthless

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  32. Colbert had as many people, for a Mall meeting, as did the Tea Partiers.

    Both are indicative of the current "state of affairs" in the USA.
    Of the good times still rolling, here.

    A country of 6 million, had over 200,000 protesters in the streets, in a single evening.

    That'd equate to 10,000,000 protesters, here in the US.

    No where to be seen.
    Not even on Youtube.

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  33. What is it about 'kick all the bums out' that you can't understand.

    Seems simple enough.

    b

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  34. What a fantasy world you do live in.

    Birds are chirping, newly printed papers are waiting.

    tata

    b

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  35. .

    Former vice president Dick Cheney told NBC’s Dateline that his memoir will be so candid “there are gonna be heads exploding all over Washington.’’

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  36. Thou art not noble;
    For all th'accommodations that thou bear'st are nurs'd by baseness.

    Thou hast not so much brain as earwax.

    b

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  37. As Mr Huntsman has been saying:


    I stood and said 25 percent of the world's GDP can't default; ...

    When 3% of the whirled population represents 25% of global GDP, things are not going to hell, in a hand basket, for them.
    Which is US.

    Which is why the political debate is in the margins, and there are not 10,000,000 protesters in the streets, decrying the status que.

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  38. I predict, the U of I is going to get its ass sued off over this fiasco.

    b

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  39. While the "Powers That Be", in DC refuse to address the root cause of the economic stagnation.

    The ongoing Balance of Payments deficits in foreign trade.

    We should be addressing the security and economic necessity of homegrown renewable energy for our fleet of over 300 million vehicles.
    First and foremost.

    Then use the tax code to force the corporations to put that $3 trillion they have parked in Treasuries back into the private economy.

    While making "off shore profits" taxable, at lower rates than those that currently are not collected.

    Forcing that money back into the economy. Make the hoarding of cash more expensive than reinvesting in the Americas.

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  40. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-VMXz6xGeqc


    Protests at the margins.

    Have a productive day, rat, as I hope I do.

    b

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  41. That was not a protest, boobie, that was a GOP political rally in DC.

    Where are the videos of anti-Obama protesters, at Martha's Vineyard?

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  42. Mr Colbert had as many people at his rally, just a few weeks later.

    That was not a protest, either.

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  43. .

    Why are Americans so docile about this?

    Probably not bad enough yet. Nine percent unemployed. Another 7-8% underemployed. However, most of the unemployed have been getting something. Plus the powers that be keep saying we are not in recession and that things are getting slowly better.

    It will be interesting to see if people get motivated going forward. The economy doesn't seem to be getting any better. Inflation is rising. Housing continues to be a drag on the economy. Un-employment and welfare benefits are being capped and cut at both the federal and state levels. There is every opportunity for things to go south big time in the near term on any one of a number of issues.

    Maybe we just haven't been pushed far enough yet. A lot of people are still making big bucks.

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  44. The level of social discontent, in the US, is minimal. Especially when compared to Israel, Egypt or Syria.

    England, too.

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  45. .

    The level of social discontent, in the US, is minimal. Especially when compared to Israel, Egypt or Syria.

    England, too.





    Irrelevant to me rat.

    I'll worry about them when the U.S. gets its shit together.

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  46. Any 3% of a group that controls 25% of the group's economic production, that 3% has their "shit together".

    That is the popular view.

    Exemplified by the docility of the population. As "bad" as things are purported to be, things are pretty good all over.

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  47. .

    As "bad" as things are purported to be, things are pretty good all over.



    Perhaps in your view rat.

    I (and a few others) disagree.

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  48. The people in Israel, Egypt and Syria, well, they are aggrieved by their conditions.

    Aggrieved enough to take to the streets. To set up "tent cities" in the Capitals.

    Such social unrest has not been seen in the US since 1932.

    Army Chief of Staff and Major General Douglas MacArthur watched a brigade of steel-helmeted soldiers precisely align themselves in a straight four-column phalanx, bayonets affixed to rifles. He nodded his head in satisfaction. Discipline was wonderful. Up ahead, Major George Patton kicked his heels against his mount, and the big horse reared forward to signal a line of cavalry. The riders drew their sabers, and the animals stepped out in unison, hoofs smacking loudly on the street. Five Renault tanks lurched behind. Seven-ton relics from World War I and presumably just for show, the old machines nonetheless left little doubt as to the seriousness of the moment. On cue, at about 4:30 p.m. on July 28, 1932, the infantry began a slow, steady march forward. Completing the surreal atmosphere, a machine gun unit unlimbered, and its crew busily set up.

    This was no parade, although hundreds of curious office workers had interrupted their daily routines to crowd the sidewalk or hang out of windows along Pennsylvania Avenue between the White House and the Capitol to see what would happen. Up ahead, a group of weary civilians, many dressed in rags and ill-fitting, faded uniforms, waited in anticipation amid their sorry camp of tents and structures made from clapboard and sheets of tin covered in tar paper. Some loitered in the street. They had heard something was afoot — expected it after what happened earlier. Now, a murmur rose from the camp crowd. Upon seeing the Army's menacing approach, they were momentarily stunned, disbelieving.

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  49. MacArthur could not help being euphoric. If the tactics were not textbook, the results were everything he hoped for — a complete rout. The troops had exercised perfect restraint in completely clearing the downtown area without firing a shot. Within hours it was all over. Troopers set the abandoned camp ablaze as the former inhabitants retreated, demoralized and beaten, across the Third Street bridge. MacArthur called a halt to allow his troops to rest and eat while he considered his next move.

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  50. As many as 20,000 former soldiers and their families had converged on Washington in the summer of 1932, the height of the Great Depression, to support Texas Congressman Wright Patman's bill to advance the bonus payment promised to World War I veterans. Congress had authorized the plan in 1924, intending to compensate the veterans for wages lost while serving in the military during the war. But payment was to be deferred until 1945. Just one year earlier, in 1931, Congress overrode a presidential veto on a bill to provide, as loans, half the amount due to the men. When the nation's economy worsened, the half-bonus loans were not enough, and the unemployed veterans now sought the balance in cash. Known as Bonus Marchers, they came in desperation from all across the nation, hopping freight trains, driving dilapidated jalopies or hitchhiking, intent on pressuring Congress to pass the legislation. The administration vehemently opposed the measure, believing it inflationary and impractical given the $2 billion annual budget deficit.

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  51. 1932, there were protesters on the Mall.

    2011, there are none, anywhere in the USA.

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  52. .

    The latest on our resident terrorist.

    Abdula...whatever... has elected to defend himself. Prosecutors are now also considering filing a charge of criminal stupidity against the 24 year old terrorist.




    Underwear bomb suspect challenges his detention


    Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab, the "underwear bomber" accused of trying to blow up an airliner over Metro Detroit on Christmas Day 2009, asked a judge Thursday to free him from prison, arguing he should be judged by the Quran, not U.S. laws...

    also,

    The request came as Abdulmutallab, 24, claimed in a separate filing that he assaulted several prison guards Wednesday while observing the holy month of Ramadan. The guards responded by using excessive force to restrain him inside the federal prison in Milan, Abdulmutallab claimed...

    Abdulmutallab faces charges that could keep him in prison for life, including conspiracy to commit an act of terrorism, attempted murder inside an aircraft, taking a bomb onboard a plane and attempted use of a weapon of mass destruction.



    Terrorist Complains About U.S. Law

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  53. Feelings, Q, are not facts.

    3% controlling 25% of the Game is as good as it's going to get, that's a fact.

    You want to reorganize how our 3% operates, well, I'm all ears as to realistic options available to US, moving forward.

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  54. .

    1932, there were protesters on the Mall.

    2011, there are none, anywhere in the USA.



    What does this logically have to do with your comment that,


    As "bad" as things are purported to be, things are pretty good all over.


    That because things aren't as bad as in 1932 that "things are pretty good all over"?

    Just don't get your thought processes sometimes rat.

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  55. .

    Feelings, Q, are not facts.

    3% controlling 25% of the Game is as good as it's going to get, that's a fact.




    There were no feelings involved in my comments which were in response to Deuce's question as to why there is not more protesting of current conditions.

    It was at that point that you proceeded to tell me how great things were.

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  56. Think of a food processor...

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  57. If a Pub had been President for the last 3 years the Media would have been trumpeting how bad things were, and who was at fault so effectively that protests matching the Vietnam Era would be in progress and still growing.

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  58. desert rat said...
    The people in Israel, Egypt and Syria, well, they are aggrieved by their conditions.

    The Israelis, as you conveniently forgot, have been civilized. There have been no deaths, rapes or arson. How’s that been working for your buds in the UmmmmmmmmAhhhhh? Not so much, Hmm?

    At worst, Prime Minister Netanyahu will be turned out of office. Mubarak, Assad and KaDaffy will probably be brutally murdered and hanged for the public to view. Their supporters face an equally grim end. If KaDaffy's beautiful daughter has the misfortune to be caught, she will be gang-raped, tortured and hideous mutilated prior to the final stroke. See the difference? Nah, not a chance.

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  59. Sameo Sameo, as we used to say.

    (GI Oriental-Speak)

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  60. Top answer: same old same old.

    As is in same old sh*t, different day

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  61. Deuce said...
    This is outrageous beyond belief. Why are Americans so docile about this?

    Fri Aug 26, 10:51:00 AM EDT


    ...because 1/2 of the country is on the dole and pays no income tax - many being hopelessly unemployable...

    The other half is at work. Possibly by week's end they will squeeze in a round of golf - the dogs.

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  62. Yeah, the tea partiers would have loved Hoover.

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  63. Can't help but post this classic --

    "Our thoughts and prayers are with Katy's family and friends." according to a statement issued by Alfredo Bustamante, brother of Ernesto Bustamante, who arrived in Moscow Wednesday from Texas. "We are deeply saddened by the loss of our dearly loved Dr. Ernesto A. Bustamante. Dr Bustamante was handsome, kind, brilliant and as he used to say 'one of a kind'. All those close to him would agree. He was nurturing, caring, and made all of us that were fortunate to be around him better people."

    b

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  64. …just doing what your posse does best…At least he wasn’t a girl.

    BEIRUT (AP) - A renowned political cartoonist whose drawings expressed Syrians' frustrated hopes for change was grabbed after he left his studio early Thursday and beaten by masked gunmen who broke his hands and dumped him on a road outside Damascus.

    Syrian gunmen break artist's hands as 'warning'

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  65. Not very convincing to the bloggers here at this site. Got any more convincing blogger desert rat? You are reminiscent of reverend al with your "facts"

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  66. …just doing what your posse does best…At least he wasn’t a girl.

    Allen, the other side of the rat coin, heads and tails, just alike, no difference between them.

    Same m.o., same snarly personality, same craparoo...( except Allen's got a very very special relationship with G-D)

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    MOTION TO BAR MONTANA, IDAHO WOLF HUNTS DENIED

    Helena, Montana

    9th circuit court of appeal actually did something right for a change.

    Ruled the Congress can actually make laws.

    heh

    The enviros are pissed.

    Meanwhile, John Horning, executive director (don't that sound important) for WildEarth Guardians, one of the groups involved in the case, said, "We are discouraged we didn't win A STAY OF EXECUTION FOR WOLVES, but we are cautiously optimistic that we will win our lawsuit TO PROTECT WOLVES FROM FUTURE PERSECUTION."

    Isn't that cute.

    Idaho hunt starts Tuesday. I'll be out at the farm.


    b

    Go read the Book of the Hopi, Allen, you'll find you and yours aren't so special after all.

    Out for the day, tis Wampum Day, and watch the riding of the horse day.

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  67. 1932, there were protesters on the Mall.

    2011, there are none, anywhere in the USA.


    The threat of being interned in FEMA camps has a remarkable quieting effect on Patriots.

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  68. Here's the question: What, exactly, can a young, unskilled teenager (black, white, purple, pink polka-dotted) produce that will be competitive on the world market?

    Kidneys.

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  69. 3% controlling 25% of the Game is as good as it's going to get, that's a fact.

    We kinda control everything, actually. If someone else wants to control, say, Libya, and we don't wanna do it for them, they're kinda shit out of luck.

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  70. Speaking of which, we're about 2/3 of the way through our drawdown of 60 Million Barrels from the SPR/IEA Strategic Reserves, and gasoliine is rising again (up about a nickel in the last week.)

    So we're down 5%. Fill 'er up when oil prices are low, draw 'er down when oil prices are high, I always say.

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  71. .

    The Seer of Seattle graces us with her wisdom.

    Barkeep, I'll have what the lady is drinking.


    :)


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  72. Tough time to be a young, black, unskilled male.

    MLK had a dream: That one day 90% of black folks would vote for a man based on race, not character.

    It's a tough time to be an American Jew who believes in a Jewish homeland in Eretz Yisrael too. For the same exact reason, and by the same margin.

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  73. .

    Mel's hurricane survival kit


    I don't see no moon pies among the essentials.

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  74. Teresita said...
    Tough time to be a young, black, unskilled male.

    MLK had a dream: That one day 90% of black folks would vote for a man based on race, not character.

    It's a tough time to be an American Jew who believes in a Jewish homeland in Eretz Yisrael too. For the same exact reason, and by the same margin.





    once again complete nonsense.

    you stated " MLK had a dream: That one day 90% of black folks would vote for a man based on race, not character."

    wrong...

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  75. Moon pies?

    You want me to look like the pictures in the previous post?

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  76. Last time we were snowed in I had extensions put in my hair this time I'm going red.

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  77. Do you like the surf board touch?

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  78. .

    Do like the surf board.

    However, on the other subject, I would be willing to bet that a stiff one (Coconut Rum or the Southern Comfort) probably has more calories than the moon pie.

    Of course, I haven't seen one around these parts for at least 30 years. And Rufus assures me they aren't the same moon pies we got as kids.

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  79. you stated " MLK had a dream: That one day 90% of black folks would vote for a man based on race, not character."

    wrong...


    WiO, after five years on the EB you still have not discerned my method of argumentum ad sarcasmus absurdam

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  80. Didn't blogger desert rat write just yesterday that everything was fine with obama's performance; no protests at martha's vineyard.

    Obama spent the first year of his Presidency apologizing to the world for America's greatness, and then the next two years making sure it never happened again.

    Under Obama’s stewardship, we have lost 2.2 million jobs. He is now on track to have the worst jobs record of any president in the modern era.

    The unemployment rate stands at 9.1 percent v. 7.8 percent the month Obama took office.

    July marked the 30th consecutive month in which the unemployment rate was above the 8 percent level, setting a post-Great Depression record.

    Fiscal year 2011 will mark the third straight year with deficits in excess of $1 trillion. Prior to the Obama presidency, we had never experienced a deficit in excess of $1 trillion.

    America saw its credit rating downgraded for the first time in history under the Obama presidency.

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  81. .

    Well I did cheat a little. I said a "stiff one" and I have some very tall glasses.


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  82. A stiff one goes without saying no matter the size of the glass.

    We use 20 ouncers.

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  83. A growing chorus of economists argues that the Fed should allow higher inflation. Some say that the central bank should tolerate higher inflation to reduce unemployment.

    Others say that the inflation itself would be beneficial by easing the burden of household debt. Borrowers benefit from inflation because their loans can be repaid with cheaper dollars.

    But the Fed’s leaders so far have not given any indication that they find these arguments compelling.

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  84. Oh my! Guess that didn't come out the way it should have, eh?

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  85. 20 Ounces certainly would be a very big stiff one!

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  86. Jesus it's hot here today. We've decided to go gambling after the sun goes down, which gave me the time to think about the wolves on Tuesday.

    I'm taking the 20 gauge instead of the .243. I want to be up close and personal. Use a slug, maybe buckshot. Maybe I'll just take my spear.

    Also their might be some Hungarians around. Pheasants, not people.

    Use birdshot on the Hungarians, otherwise you got mincemeat.

    Vegetarians don't eat eggs.

    b

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  87. I could use a bag and gun boy, Quirk. The pay isn't much, if fact it's nothing, but raw wolf liver warm out of the carcass is delicious.

    b

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  88. If you bring DR he could just lasso them up and strangle them to death.


    They are cage free eggs. I'm not a vegan.

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  89. Fred Thompson:

    "Mexican billionaire increases stake in NY Times, buying 553,000 more shares. Guess he's trying to become a Mexican millionaire."

    Rick Perry signs anti-Gay Marriage Amendment pledge. "Corporations are people, but two lesbians raising a kid is not a family."

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  90. And when the wolf is down I shall slice an ear like a bullfigher with my Malaysian Kris knife that can turn your guts into spaghetti rip your heart out and emasculate you in one simple motion and mail it to confedgal who prophesied Bob S hall Rule and I rest my 20 with my elbow on my right knee sitting on the pine needle floor of my forest and there they are lithe, loping and lethal looking emerging from a forest patch northwest loping to the south nine of them in threes lethal looking like doom the leader of the pack magnificent they enter the southern forest and I hope they don't rest they must turn east towards me as there is nothing to the further south but CRP and here they come tongues lolling and I draw on the runt at the back of the pack pointing my weapon a part of me front sight long ago filed off for accuracy hoping the echo of the report in the vale with confuse them and they will break towards not away from me and I squeeze off and his legs buckle and he is down and the others do break towards me in a mad wolf run and I'm on the leader having pumped shell and he's down, then another and another and the others flee and scatter and I feel wonderful dispatching these fascists of the forests and I'm for the Republica de Los Cazadores, viva and arriba la republica, there is enough for all, and I call, Quirk, my Malaysian Kris knife, now, and looking to the sky, there are big white fluffy clouds in it.

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  91. If I brought DR I'd lasso him up and strangle him to death.

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  92. From Death in the Afternoon When the Bell Tolls For Wolfie At Lenville Farm.

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  93. I'm not a vegan.

    My mother did say, never believe a woman, they hath not the truth in 'em.

    :)

    Daughter is here, we'll be heading out. I told my friend Dale she'd gotten a horse and he said "Make her pay for the hay."

    He always looks out for me.

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  94. Bush gave billions of dollars to Katrina, I betcha Obama gives a trillion dollars to Irene

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  95. Mitt Romney is having trouble connecting with people. Maybe they should tell him they're corporations.

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  96. I disagree with Romney. Corporations can't vote, though they can donate, nor do they ever seem to die, though they are often ill.

    Once in a while they have a hostile divorce but that's about the sum of it.

    b

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  97. The native music of Afghanistan.

    I am glad we are helping to defend this culture from the Taliban.

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  98. HOLY SHIT.

    "Deven Sharma is stepping down as president of Standard & Poor’s only weeks after the rating agency issued an unprecedented downgrade of the credit of the US, according to people familiar with the matter.

    Mr Sharma will remain as an adviser to S&P’s owner, McGraw-Hill, for four months and leave the company at the end of the year, they said.

    Mr Sharma will be replaced as S&P president by Douglas Peterson, chief operating officer of Citibank, the banking unit of Citigroup, they said."


    Zero Hedge

    Color me surprised. What did Deuce say earlier?

    God damn it's so sad the American people are dumber than rocks. Our government is the biggest con in the history of mankind and they are laughing at us while the rob us blind.

    Jeez.

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  99. On May 15, 1924, President Calvin Coolidge vetoed a bill granting bonuses to veterans of World War I saying: "patriotism... bought and paid for is not patriotism."

    GOP supports the troops my ass.

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  100. All those things, about Obama are true, Ms T.

    It is also true that there are no protests. Not as there were when Mr Bush held the office.

    Exemplary of how the two differ in raising the cackles of their opposition, within the electorate.

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  103. Of course I didn't believe a word she said Quirk, she told me not to, so there you have it. Now I believe all women implicitly in everything they say as I watch them lie through their gritting teeth to me.

    We won nearly $300 - you know how much hay that can buy?????

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  104. Silent Cal was a long time ago, Miss T.

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  105. Knock Knock Knockin' On Heaven's Door

    I wish he didn't muck around with that stupid harmonica.

    b

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  106. But first, I'm looking forward to this tomorrow evening --

    William Shakespeare (1564-1616)

    from The Tempest

    Ariel's Song

    Come unto these yellow sands,
    And then take hands:
    Curtsied when you have, and kiss'd
    The wild waves whist,
    Foot it featly here and there;
    And, sweet sprites, the burthen bear.
    Hark, hark!
    Bow-wow.
    The watch-dogs bark.
    Bow-wow.
    Hark, hark! I hear
    The strain of strutting chanticleer
    Cry, Cock-a-diddle-dow.

    Full fathom five thy father lies;
    Of his bones are coral made;
    Those are pearls that were his eyes:
    Nothing of him that doth fade,
    But doth suffer a sea-change
    Into something rich and strange.
    Sea-nymphs hourly ring his knell:
    Ding-dong.
    Hark! now I hear them—Ding-dong, bell.


    Can't seem to get enough of it.

    b

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  107. I was doing research online on the Relief Jobs topic when I came across your blog. Very Insightful post!

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