RP Listener Forum - Radio Paradise - eclectic commercial free Internet radio
[ ]      [ ]   [ ]

Baseball, anyone? - katzendogs - Aug 21, 2014 - 2:57pm
 
Last gas price paid? - ScottN - Aug 21, 2014 - 2:40pm
 
Questions. - buzz - Aug 21, 2014 - 1:44pm
 
My City - Antigone - Aug 21, 2014 - 1:21pm
 
songs that ROCK! - Sean-E-Sean - Aug 21, 2014 - 12:54pm
 
What Did You Do Today? - JrzyTmata - Aug 21, 2014 - 12:52pm
 
What are you listening to now? - Sean-E-Sean - Aug 21, 2014 - 12:47pm
 
Tech & Science - RichardPrins - Aug 21, 2014 - 12:30pm
 
Those Lovable Policemen - sirdroseph - Aug 21, 2014 - 12:21pm
 
Counting with Pictures - ZM_Herb - Aug 21, 2014 - 11:24am
 
Economix - kurtster - Aug 21, 2014 - 11:05am
 
The Global War on Terror - RichardPrins - Aug 21, 2014 - 10:12am
 
What Are You Grateful For? - helenofjoy - Aug 21, 2014 - 10:09am
 
Guns - sirdroseph - Aug 21, 2014 - 9:52am
 
What Makes You Laugh? - Red_Dragon - Aug 21, 2014 - 9:49am
 
Upcoming concerts or shows you can't wait to see - marko86 - Aug 21, 2014 - 9:28am
 
Celebrity Deaths - sirdroseph - Aug 21, 2014 - 8:45am
 
Radio Paradise Comments - Coaxial - Aug 21, 2014 - 7:51am
 
Post a photo of yourself as a kid - Red_Dragon - Aug 21, 2014 - 7:24am
 
Cryptic Posts - Leave Them Guessing - oldviolin - Aug 21, 2014 - 6:50am
 
Positive Thoughts and Prayer Requests - Coaxial - Aug 21, 2014 - 6:31am
 
Having PSD problems? - MassivRuss - Aug 21, 2014 - 6:28am
 
Memorials - Remembering Our Loved Ones - Alexandra - Aug 21, 2014 - 6:11am
 
Today in History - Red_Dragon - Aug 21, 2014 - 5:50am
 
How's the weather? - bokey - Aug 21, 2014 - 5:49am
 
Celebrity Face Recognition - DaveInVA - Aug 21, 2014 - 5:46am
 
Name My Band - Antigone - Aug 21, 2014 - 5:32am
 
~*Funny Cats*~ - sirdroseph - Aug 21, 2014 - 5:25am
 
Favourite Movie Scene - lostintokyo - Aug 21, 2014 - 3:01am
 
What did you have for dinner? - Sean-E-Sean - Aug 21, 2014 - 1:54am
 
Types of Trolls - RichardPrins - Aug 20, 2014 - 8:22pm
 
Photos you have taken of your walks or hikes. - ScottFromWyoming - Aug 20, 2014 - 7:25pm
 
The Chomsky / Zinn Reader - RichardPrins - Aug 20, 2014 - 7:11pm
 
YouTube: Music-Videos - RichardPrins - Aug 20, 2014 - 6:16pm
 
Squirrels Just Want To Have Fun! - JrzyTmata - Aug 20, 2014 - 4:59pm
 
The Dragon's Roots - haresfur - Aug 20, 2014 - 4:38pm
 
Favorite Quotes - RichardPrins - Aug 20, 2014 - 4:10pm
 
Things that piss me off - DaveInVA - Aug 20, 2014 - 3:28pm
 
Australian and New Zealand Music - NoEnzLefttoSplit - Aug 20, 2014 - 3:08pm
 
• • • What Makes You Happy? • • •  - helenofjoy - Aug 20, 2014 - 2:11pm
 
Dancing Bananas !!! - Proclivities - Aug 20, 2014 - 1:25pm
 
Cute Dog Video - ScottN - Aug 20, 2014 - 12:33pm
 
Oklahoma Questions and Points of Interest - ScottN - Aug 20, 2014 - 12:14pm
 
Important if you have small children - Proclivities - Aug 20, 2014 - 12:04pm
 
More cuteness - lily34 - Aug 20, 2014 - 12:01pm
 
Graphic designers, ho's! - Proclivities - Aug 20, 2014 - 11:41am
 
Occupy Together... - RichardPrins - Aug 20, 2014 - 11:40am
 
Climate Change - RichardPrins - Aug 20, 2014 - 11:34am
 
Facebook Tips - lily34 - Aug 20, 2014 - 11:03am
 
Saudi-Arabia - RichardPrins - Aug 20, 2014 - 10:16am
 
Annoying stuff. not things that piss you off, just annoyi... - DaveInVA - Aug 20, 2014 - 10:04am
 
What Makes You Sad? - DaveInVA - Aug 20, 2014 - 9:57am
 
What are you doing RIGHT NOW? - Coaxial - Aug 20, 2014 - 9:50am
 
ScottFromWyoming - Red_Dragon - Aug 20, 2014 - 9:23am
 
Make Meowie shoot milk out her nose - meower - Aug 20, 2014 - 9:14am
 
Cool Stuff I Really Want - sirdroseph - Aug 20, 2014 - 8:47am
 
Poetry Forum - Antigone - Aug 20, 2014 - 7:36am
 
Flower Pictures - Antigone - Aug 20, 2014 - 5:28am
 
What makes you smile? - Antigone - Aug 20, 2014 - 5:27am
 
Mixtape Culture Club - sirdroseph - Aug 20, 2014 - 4:06am
 
What do you use to make Radio Paradise portable? - miamizsun - Aug 20, 2014 - 3:49am
 
Israel - RichardPrins - Aug 19, 2014 - 10:40pm
 
OUR CATS!! - Alexandra - Aug 19, 2014 - 9:37pm
 
Photography Forum - Your Own Photos; Please Limit to 510 ... - Coaxial - Aug 19, 2014 - 9:37pm
 
how do you feel right now? - haresfur - Aug 19, 2014 - 5:55pm
 
Favorite Lyrics Thread - Alexandra - Aug 19, 2014 - 3:09pm
 
Tomato Gardens - Coaxial - Aug 19, 2014 - 3:02pm
 
Things You Thought Today - Alexandra - Aug 19, 2014 - 2:13pm
 
Bug Reports & Feature Requests - BillG - Aug 19, 2014 - 2:03pm
 
The House I Want (Today) - cc_rider - Aug 19, 2014 - 1:32pm
 
Walmartopia - miamizsun - Aug 19, 2014 - 12:56pm
 
The Speaker Question - sirdroseph - Aug 19, 2014 - 9:04am
 
Pictures you have taken of your feet. *snort* - Antigone - Aug 19, 2014 - 8:36am
 
This is amazing! - sirdroseph - Aug 19, 2014 - 6:01am
 
Talk Behind Their Backs Forum - VV - Aug 19, 2014 - 4:59am
 
(a public service of RP)
Index » Radio Paradise/General » General Discussion » Obama's Second Term Page: 1, 2, 3 ... 70, 71, 72  Next
Post to this Topic
steeler
About three bricks shy of a load
steeler Avatar

Location: Perched on the precipice of the cauldron of truth


Posted: Aug 15, 2014 - 5:05am

I love those self-serving references to the "mainstream media." Who would have guessed that Politico is part of the mainstream media!
sirdroseph
Endeavor to Perservere
sirdroseph Avatar

Location: Yes
Gender: Male
Zodiac: Sagittarius
Chinese Yr: Dragon


Posted: Aug 15, 2014 - 4:19am

 RichardPrins wrote:
 ScottN wrote:
 Meet the New Boss...Same as the Old Boss.
 
Chomsky in '90 wrote:
In the United States, the political system is a very marginal affair. There are two parties, so-called, but they're really factions of the same party, the Business Party. Both represent some range of business interests. In fact, they can change their positions 180 degrees, and nobody even notices. In the 1984 election, for example, there was actually an issue, which often there isn't. The issue was Keynesian growth versus fiscal conservatism. The Republicans were the party of Keynesian growth: big spending, deficits, and so on. The Democrats were the party of fiscal conservatism: watch the money supply, worry about the deficits, et cetera. Now, I didn't see a single comment pointing out that the two parties had completely reversed their traditional positions. Traditionally, the Democrats are the party of Keynesian growth, and the Republicans the party of fiscal conservatism. So doesn't it strike you that something must have happened? Well, actually, it makes sense. Both parties are essentially the same party. The only question is how coalitions of investors have shifted around on tactical issues now and then. As they do, the parties shift to opposite positions, within a narrow spectrum.


 

{#Yes}
RichardPrins
Anti-Procrustean
RichardPrins Avatar



Posted: Aug 15, 2014 - 12:26am

 ScottN wrote:
 Meet the New Boss...Same as the Old Boss.
 
Chomsky in '90 wrote:
In the United States, the political system is a very marginal affair. There are two parties, so-called, but they're really factions of the same party, the Business Party. Both represent some range of business interests. In fact, they can change their positions 180 degrees, and nobody even notices. In the 1984 election, for example, there was actually an issue, which often there isn't. The issue was Keynesian growth versus fiscal conservatism. The Republicans were the party of Keynesian growth: big spending, deficits, and so on. The Democrats were the party of fiscal conservatism: watch the money supply, worry about the deficits, et cetera. Now, I didn't see a single comment pointing out that the two parties had completely reversed their traditional positions. Traditionally, the Democrats are the party of Keynesian growth, and the Republicans the party of fiscal conservatism. So doesn't it strike you that something must have happened? Well, actually, it makes sense. Both parties are essentially the same party. The only question is how coalitions of investors have shifted around on tactical issues now and then. As they do, the parties shift to opposite positions, within a narrow spectrum.

ScottN
Strike three? Ump, that wasn't even close
ScottN Avatar

Location: An inch above the K/T boundary. But smth near fracking still has appeal.
Gender: Male
Zodiac: Aries
Chinese Yr: Buffalo


Posted: Aug 14, 2014 - 11:23pm

 bokey wrote:

Malkin: Obama's influence-peddlers finally ‘transparent’ to media

Friday, August 15, 2014

By:

 

Wonder of wonders: The Washington press corps woke up.

Finally, mainstream journalists are onto Barack Obama’s game. Their breaking-news shocker? Turns out all that “hope and change” stuff was just hot air. ...

Like the old saying goes: There are none so blind as those who will not see. The most deluded people are those who choose to ignore what they already know. 

Meet the New Boss...Same as the Old Boss.
bokey
Bokey
bokey Avatar

Location: Natsville
Gender: Male


Posted: Aug 14, 2014 - 11:20pm

Malkin: Obama's influence-peddlers finally ‘transparent’ to media

Friday, August 15, 2014

  - Michelle Malkin  http://bostonherald.com
 

Wonder of wonders: The Washington press corps woke up.

Finally, mainstream journalists are onto Barack Obama’s game. Their breaking-news shocker? Turns out all that “hope and change” stuff was just hot air. A new report from the D.C.-based press shows that — gasp — the White House is infested with Beltway lobbyists.

Good morning, sleepyheads!

According to Politico’s analysis published on Monday, the “Obama administration has hired about 70 previously registered corporate, trade association and for-hire lobbyists. And many of these former lobbyists work at the highest levels of government.”

Wait, there’s more. The “most transparent administration ever” is playing disclosure-dodging renaming games to hide lobbyists’ grubby paw prints. By officially de-registering as corporate lobbyists and morphing into “consultants,” “counselors” or “advisers,” Obama’s K Street operators can maintain the fiction of upholding the Great Agent of Change’s grand ethics pledge.

Remember: Back in the day, candidate Obama assailed the K Street crowd with righteous zeal. “I am in this race to tell the corporate lobbyists that their days of setting the agenda in Washington are over,” he thundered in 2007. In one of his first executive actions, he declared that the White House had closed “the revolving door that allows government officials to move to and from private sector jobs in ways that give that sector undue influence over government.”

But the reform-peddling candidate soon found it impossible to practice what he so sanctimoniously preached. Now, Obama depends on their “strategic advice” and Beltway wisdom. Here’s the White House’s chortle-inducing rationalization for elevating Broderick Johnson (husband of friend of the Obamas and NPR anchor Michele Norris, and longtime Democratic lobbyist for Microsoft, Pearson, JPMorgan Chase, Comcast, Fannie Mae and FedEx) as a top aide:

“The pledge does not bar anyone with prior lobbying experience from serving in this administration,” an Obama spokesman told Politico.com. “Broderick has substantial experience working in the Clinton administration, on the Hill and in the private sector in a variety of capacities, as well as on the president’s campaign. We welcome that mix of experience.”

That “mix of experience” also includes veteran Beltway lobbyist Cecilia Munoz, formerly of the National Council of La Raza and consultant to the Mexican government, who is now assistant to the president and director of the Domestic Policy Council — along with revolving-door beneficiaries Melody Barnes, Marc Berejka, Bradley Gillen and Sean Kennedy, all lobbyists turned Obama bureaucrats turned lobbyists again.

When Republicans hire lobbyists, it’s a culture of corruption and influence peddling. When Obama hires lobbyists, it’s a celebration of experience diversity.

Of course, these double standards and this double-talk were clear from the outset. As I pointed out in my book “Culture of Corruption” five years ago this summer, the business-as-usual writing was on the wall from Day One. As soon as he was elected, Obama threw open his doors to the nation’s leading lobbyists and professional D.C. back-scratchers:

Attorney General Eric Holder was registered as a lobbyist at Covington and Burling. Tim Vilsack, former Iowa governor and Obama’s first agriculture secretary, was a registered lobbyist for the National Education Association. Ron Klain, Vice President Joe Biden’s first chief of staff, was a lobbyist at O’Melveny and Myers. Leon Panetta was a lobbyist-lite who raked in hundreds of thousands of dollars from corporations in “consulting fees.” Former Goldman Sachs lobbyist Mark Patterson served as chief of staff to former Treasury Secretary-turned-lobbyist Tim Geithner.

But now the K Street president is news?

Like the old saying goes: There are none so blind as those who will not see. The most deluded people are those who choose to ignore what they already know.




bokey
Bokey
bokey Avatar

Location: Natsville
Gender: Male


Posted: Aug 14, 2014 - 11:14pm

EDGARTOWN Mass. (Reuters) - U.S. President Barack Obama on Thursday called for peace on the streets of Ferguson, Missouri, after the fatal shooting of an unarmed black teenager by a police officer and urged authorities to be transparent in their investigation.

"Now is the time for healing. Now is the time for peace and calm on the streets of Ferguson," Obama told reporters on Martha's Vineyard, where he is vacationing with his family.

"Now is the time for an open and transparent process to see that justice is done," Obama said

 


expertTexpert

expertTexpert Avatar

Location: Waiting for the van to come


Posted: Aug 13, 2014 - 11:24pm

Survive a zombie apocalypse? 

Never mind that other stuff. If we're gonna create scenarios and then worry about them...

Read this.  And then hope with all your might, that it doesn't happen on Obama's watch. Because his actions and failures to act can be directly linked to this threat.

Zombie apocalypse?
Thanks, Obama.


 



Beaker

Beaker Avatar



Posted: Aug 13, 2014 - 10:55pm

‘They’re coming’ and ‘another 9/11 is imminent’


Read this.  And then hope with all your might, that it doesn't happen on Obama's watch.   Because his actions and failures to act can be directly linked to this threat.

Beaker

Beaker Avatar



Posted: Aug 8, 2014 - 8:32pm




bokey
Bokey
bokey Avatar

Location: Natsville
Gender: Male


Posted: Aug 8, 2014 - 6:34pm

 kurtster wrote:

I'm still waiting for all the blowhards who said they were leaving if Bush was re elected.

More people have renounced their US citizenship under Obama.  Can't blame Bush for this.
So a real hearty Thanks, Obama is in order !!! 

Record Numbers Renounce U.S. Citizenship—-And Many Aren't Counted

The number of Americans renouncing United States citizenship or terminating long-term residency is on a record pace. Every 3 months, the government publishes the names of individuals who renounced U.S. citizenship or gave up a green card. This public outing puts Americans on notice who relinquished their rights.

For January to March, 1,001 people are on the latest list. One name you’ll recognize? Tina Turner. The total for one quarter last year was even higher, but it’s nearly a 50% jump from January to March of 2013. With 2,999 for all of 2013, the number for 2014 could top 4,000. But these are just IRS and Treasury Department numbers.



 
I'd wonder what " income from the deemed sale of your assets" means but I guess they'll tell me when they want me to know.
kurtster
ignore the kitteh behind the kurtain
kurtster Avatar

Location: counting flowers on the wall ...
Gender: Male
Zodiac: Libra
Chinese Yr: Dragon


Posted: Aug 8, 2014 - 5:46pm

 expertTexpert wrote:


I wish that the minority of Americans, those blowhards who had said that they were leaving if he were re-elected, had really done so. The IQ of America would've gone up a lot and we might be making progress instead of feeding the media hate/advertising machines.


 
I'm still waiting for all the blowhards who said they were leaving if Bush was re elected.

More people have renounced their US citizenship under Obama.  Can't blame Bush for this.
So a real hearty Thanks, Obama is in order !!! 

Record Numbers Renounce U.S. Citizenship—-And Many Aren't Counted

The number of Americans renouncing United States citizenship or terminating long-term residency is on a record pace. Every 3 months, the government publishes the names of individuals who renounced U.S. citizenship or gave up a green card. This public outing puts Americans on notice who relinquished their rights.

For January to March, 1,001 people are on the latest list. One name you’ll recognize? Tina Turner. The total for one quarter last year was even higher, but it’s nearly a 50% jump from January to March of 2013. With 2,999 for all of 2013, the number for 2014 could top 4,000. But these are just IRS and Treasury Department numbers.




expertTexpert

expertTexpert Avatar

Location: Waiting for the van to come


Posted: Aug 8, 2014 - 11:48am


bokey
Bokey
bokey Avatar

Location: Natsville
Gender: Male


Posted: Aug 8, 2014 - 10:29am

 expertTexpert wrote:

If he wasn't born here, we don't have to listen to him. He's not really the President.

As you watch the attacks against him, always think about the reverse: is this a distraction from something that's really true about the opponent?
That seems to be the GOP strategy and you see it repeatedly.
Other examples:
Obama is responsible for ruining the economy! Of course, he entered at the down cycle. Who was in charge when we collapsed?
He damaged America's reputation in the world! Hardly: he didn't vomit in anyone's lap, and didn't start a war for nonexistent WMDs in a country that didn't attack the WTCs.
He's not doing anything! Factually, this is the least productive Congress EVER.

So the strategy is transparent: pick something that the GOP is responsible for, blame it on the President so repeatedly that underinformed Americans parrot it right back.
Obviously, you've got the recipe for a stagnant, angry, dependent, dwindling 'Merica, paying the billionaire Walton family for their fragile Chinese-made crap.

I wish that the minority of Americans, those blowhards who had said that they were leaving if he were re-elected, had really done so. The IQ of America would've gone up a lot and we might be making progress instead of feeding the media hate/advertising machines.


 
Umm,he just resumed bombing in Iraq this morning.


Beaker

Beaker Avatar



Posted: Aug 8, 2014 - 10:24am



THANKS OBAMA.
expertTexpert

expertTexpert Avatar

Location: Waiting for the van to come


Posted: Aug 8, 2014 - 10:06am

 ScottN wrote:

  There is no rational basis for the claim BO was not born as he has always stated.

 
If he wasn't born here, we don't have to listen to him. He's not really the President.

As you watch the attacks against him, always think about the reverse: is this a distraction from something that's really true about the opponent?
That seems to be the GOP strategy and you see it repeatedly.
Other examples:
Obama is responsible for ruining the economy! Of course, he entered at the down cycle. Who was in charge when we collapsed?
He damaged America's reputation in the world! Hardly: he didn't vomit in anyone's lap, and didn't start a war for nonexistent WMDs in a country that didn't attack the WTCs.
He's not doing anything! Factually, this is the least productive Congress EVER.

So the strategy is transparent: pick something that the GOP is responsible for, blame it on the President so repeatedly that underinformed Americans parrot it right back.
Obviously, you've got the recipe for a stagnant, angry, dependent, dwindling 'Merica, paying the billionaire Walton family for their fragile Chinese-made crap.

I wish that the minority of Americans, those blowhards who had said that they were leaving if he were re-elected, had really done so. The IQ of America would've gone up a lot and we might be making progress instead of feeding the media hate/advertising machines.



bokey
Bokey
bokey Avatar

Location: Natsville
Gender: Male


Posted: Aug 7, 2014 - 8:47pm

So now we know the truth.He's as slippery as Arya Stark.

Toddler squeezes through White House fence

 Oh wait,it wasn't him.It was another child. Never mind.


expertTexpert

expertTexpert Avatar

Location: Waiting for the van to come


Posted: Aug 7, 2014 - 2:47pm


kurtster
ignore the kitteh behind the kurtain
kurtster Avatar

Location: counting flowers on the wall ...
Gender: Male
Zodiac: Libra
Chinese Yr: Dragon


Posted: Aug 7, 2014 - 2:46pm

From the latest WSJ / NBC News Poll.
 

Q18 When it comes to how the United States is dealing with are you satisfied or
dissatisfied with our actions or do you not know enough to have an opinion one way or the other? (IF
DISSATISFIED, ASK) And is that because the United States has gotten too involved or not involved
enough?
THIS TABLE HAS BEEN RANKED BY THE PERCENTAGE WHO SAY SATISFIED
                                                                   Satisfied    Total Dissatisfied.         Dissatisfied.             Dissatisfied 
                                                                                                                   Too Involved       Not involved enough

The commercial airline jet shot down in
Ukraine
August 2014 ...............................................   26                  37                          7                                          30                  
The conflict between Russia and the
Ukraine
August 2014* ..............................................   23                  43                          15                                        28 
The civil war in Syria
August 2014 ...............................................   18                  37                          16                                        21 
The conflict between Hamas and Israel
in Gaza
August 2014 ...............................................    17                 45                          17                                        28 
The rise of the terrorist group ISIS in
Iraq
August 2014** ............................................     14                 42                          12                                        30 
The immigration problem with children
from Central America illegally crossing
the border
August 2014 ...............................................     11                 64                           16                                       48 


Q3 All in all, do you think things in the nation are generally headed in the right direction, or do you feel things
are off on the wrong track?

Headed in the right direction ...... 22  
Off on the wrong track ............... 71  
Mixed (VOL) ............................   5 
Not sure ...................................  2 




kurtster
ignore the kitteh behind the kurtain
kurtster Avatar

Location: counting flowers on the wall ...
Gender: Male
Zodiac: Libra
Chinese Yr: Dragon


Posted: Aug 7, 2014 - 2:10pm

 sirdroseph wrote:
Obama: 'I Have No Sympathy For Hamas'
I love confusing the partisans.{#Mrgreen}    

Obama haters; wait I should just ignore this because he is supporting Israel and so am I.......mind blown.

Obamapologists: wait, I should just ignore this because everything Obama does is good and I support Palestine.
You know what, it is possible that Obama is a well meaning, American born leader of the free world who has completely bought into Cheney and the Neo cons vision of a post 911 world where everyone is a possible terrorist and Democracy (i.e. American interest) will be served one way or the other.    

 
You might be right {#Mrgreen}

To the broader beyond your thought:

Here's one highlight that Obama spoke about that is very near and dear to me.  I saw the speech but hadn't found a transcript.

 "I have said from the beginning that no country would tolerate rockets being launched into their cities," he said. "As a consequence, I have consistently supported Israel's right to defend itself, and that includes doing what it needs to do to prevent rockets from landing on population centers and, more recently as we learned, preventing tunnels from being dug under their territory that can be used to launch terrorist attacks."

So El Presidente'  what about all the tunnels under the US border ?  How many times has he said that our borders are "secure" ?

How do we know that only drugs go through these tunnels ?  How many are undetected ?

Inside Mexico's Drug Tunnels

Some more stuff.
 
Our border is not secure, especially when children can cross it at will. 

expertTexpert

expertTexpert Avatar

Location: Waiting for the van to come


Posted: Aug 7, 2014 - 1:40pm

 sirdroseph wrote:


I do give you credit Richard for not fawning over Obama and sticking to issues instead of individuals.  I thought the same thing when I read this article.

 

Page: 1, 2, 3 ... 70, 71, 72  Next