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Angry New Yorkers say Obama pledge
to cut red tape ignored by FEMA

Fox News, by Perry Chiaramonte

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Posted By:FlyRight, 12/2/2012 6:53:07 AM

Storm-ravaged New Yorkers say President Obama’s promise to cut red tape and get them aid in the aftermath of Sandy has proven to be hot air.Angry citizens vented at FEMA officials at a town hall meeting held by the disaster relief agency Thursday, with tempers boiling over. Some 1,000 people, many left homeless by the Oct. 29 storm, attended the meeting at Staten Island’s New Dorp High School. They were initially scheduled to submit written questions that would be picked and answered at random, but the session turned into an angry shouting match

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: andyboy, 12/2/2012 7:00:26 AM     (No. 9044037)

Well at least he cares, and that´s what counts.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: Not your typical New Yorker, 12/2/2012 7:08:09 AM     (No. 9044048)

Do tell, Obama voters mad at Obama....

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Reply 3 - Posted by: bmw50, 12/2/2012 7:16:07 AM     (No. 9044058)

What??? Obama lied to you all??

Why can´t you just make do on his words? THAT"S HOW YOU VOTED!!!

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Reply 4 - Posted by: franq, 12/2/2012 7:20:25 AM     (No. 9044062)

Just about finished with David McCullough´s book on the Johnstown flood. Feel like it was written about Katrina, Sandy, and any other present disaster, in that the media did the same things back then. But the relief effort was starkly different. No FEMA or bureaucracy to gum up the works. I highly recommend the book.

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Reply 5 - Posted by: bmw50, 12/2/2012 7:20:43 AM     (No. 9044063)

Obama HAS NO CHARACTER and that flaw shows up in everything he does.
He serves his corporate masters, his Marxist ideology and his self interests and the rest can go to... you know where.


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Reply 6 - Posted by: Keekng, 12/2/2012 7:21:35 AM     (No. 9044065)

Pledges are worthless unless there is follow-through. Too bad so many people are so stupid as to believe anything the charleton says.

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Reply 7 - Posted by: hellfire, 12/2/2012 7:23:13 AM     (No. 9044066)

Even stupid people don´t deserve this. Will another 4 years of excrement sandwiches change their minds about OblameMO? Not if the libtard media keep up their Soviet style brainwashing.

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Reply 8 - Posted by: bpl40, 12/2/2012 7:33:41 AM     (No. 9044075)

0bama AKA Lord and Savior FEELS for you. Isn´t that enough suckers?

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Reply 9 - Posted by: JAN, 12/2/2012 7:40:17 AM     (No. 9044084)

Everyone knows it was just election rhetoric.

No big deal at all.

/s

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Reply 10 - Posted by: Maybeth, 12/2/2012 7:50:50 AM     (No. 9044104)

Obama lied, again.
Obama made false promises, again.
Obama said he really cared, again.
Obama needed your vote, and you gave it to him, again.

Complaints are unattractive from persons who willingly and happily jumped from the frying pan into the fire.

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Reply 11 - Posted by: MOBeef4u, 12/2/2012 7:53:02 AM     (No. 9044106)

And the Zero spin machine is brainstorming ways to blame this on Bush or the Republicans.
He´s all yours, folks. You voted for him. Some pretty ugly chickens coming home to roost, huh.
O and by the way, thanks for inflicting him and the rest of his sorry posse on the rest of us.
"When will they ever learn, when will they ever learn?"

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Reply 12 - Posted by: toodles3956, 12/2/2012 7:57:12 AM     (No. 9044111)

Of course FEMA ignored him. He speaks loudly and carries a toothpick.





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Reply 13 - Posted by: LZK, 12/2/2012 7:57:33 AM     (No. 9044112)

Oh President Bush was "responsible" for all the problems with Katrina -- BUT -- God forbide the messiah gets blamed for his handling of Sandy.....

Is he the boss of FEMA? Well then????

LZK

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Reply 14 - Posted by: Grace Veritas, 12/2/2012 7:58:30 AM     (No. 9044114)

You posters are missing the point of the headline. The dear leader did the right thing, unlike his predecessor in the NOLA disaster. It´s the fault of FEMA who is dragging its feet on carrying out the dear leader´s compassionate directives. See how this works?

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Reply 15 - Posted by: Rmagnus, 12/2/2012 7:58:42 AM     (No. 9044115)

If you fill out the 28 page RT 100 the committee will consider the request to cut red tape at their quarterly meeting that is currently unscheduled due to bad weather and vacation conflicts.

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Reply 16 - Posted by: snapper451, 12/2/2012 8:02:01 AM     (No. 9044119)

Meanwhile the Gov. of NY goes the Obama route asking for $43 Billion under the "trust me" mode. Most of these people are screwed because it was the surge and thus a flood. If you did not have flood insurance a loan from the govt. is not going to do it.

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Reply 17 - Posted by: ScarletPimpernel, 12/2/2012 8:02:41 AM     (No. 9044120)

“FEMA ain’t doing nothing,” McGrath added. “They keep going around in circles.” - Article

Hey, just wait until 0bamacare kicks in. You´ll love that, too!

How many of these folks voted for 0bama?

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Reply 18 - Posted by: Judith, 12/2/2012 8:12:08 AM     (No. 9044138)

This guy has been on the national stage for 4 years and exposed as an uncaring, arrogant, incompetent nitwit. And NY is JUST finding this out?

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Reply 19 - Posted by: earlybird, 12/2/2012 8:13:09 AM     (No. 9044139)

No, dears. That was empty talk. His "pledge" went nowhere. Unless FEMA happened to be watching his Staten Island photo op.

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Reply 20 - Posted by: scarface67, 12/2/2012 8:17:29 AM     (No. 9044145)


Obama got what he wanted... a photo op showing he ´cared´ and great press about promising quick response. No need to follow through; the election is over and the press will never hold him accountable to deliver on his promise.



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Reply 21 - Posted by: DCGIRL, 12/2/2012 8:20:25 AM     (No. 9044151)

Well said #11. If he really cared, someone would have been there seeing that what he promised was followed. HE DOESN´T CARE!!!!!

My husband and I ALWAYS support the poor people when something tragic occurs. You just can´t feel sorry for this group of people. They keep voting the same morons in office....like Bloomberg, Cuomo and Obama. Then they get angry when they don´t see results.

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Reply 22 - Posted by: Farmwife1, 12/2/2012 8:42:23 AM     (No. 9044188)

So happy to come to Lucianne and read others feel the same as I do. I did send money to the churches (via Glenn Beck) but have absolutely no further compassion for these blue-staters. You voted for the Pinhead-In-Chief, get your help from him.

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Reply 23 - Posted by: Rinktum, 12/2/2012 8:45:25 AM     (No. 9044191)

FEMA needs to go. Get a few retired military guys who specialized in logistics and let them lead disaster relief. Bureaucrats do what they do best, waste time pushing paperwork. They are not leaders.

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Reply 24 - Posted by: RCFlyer98, 12/2/2012 8:46:41 AM     (No. 9044194)

You really believed Obama about FEMA? His whole story, beginning to end, is lies. Yet he was voted back into the White House. Sorta makes those who voted that way feel like suckers? He Won, that was his most pressing issue, He Won. Not FEMA red tape, nor anything else, he was all about winning. He did!

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Reply 25 - Posted by: Pepper Tree, 12/2/2012 8:52:59 AM     (No. 9044208)

FEMA either didn´t get the hint when Lord Obama spaketh, or they took it too literally figuring Natchuh quaketh and wouldn´t dare allow cold temps and snow to follow a hurricane.

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Reply 26 - Posted by: Tusker, 12/2/2012 9:03:28 AM     (No. 9044224)

Bow-Boy´s socialism ain´t working out for ya?

Surprise, surprise!

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Reply 27 - Posted by: Travis Mcgee, 12/2/2012 9:06:24 AM     (No. 9044228)

Like the state of the economy you just have to keep telling yourselves it´s Bush´s fault and you should feel much better about your situation. Merry Christmas.

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Reply 28 - Posted by: frodocasey, 12/2/2012 9:12:20 AM     (No. 9044238)

Do we all miss the point? Socialism is Bureaucracy is Government CONTRROL, is a bunch, a whole bunch, of laws and regulations and IS RED TAPE, case closed.

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Reply 29 - Posted by: Shucky, 12/2/2012 9:20:25 AM     (No. 9044251)

FEMA does exactly what obama tells them to do. obama told them one thing to get their vote, then told his FEMA to do another. if they want to blame someone they should blame their own stupidity for electing him.

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Reply 30 - Posted by: Eheu Fugaces, 12/2/2012 9:20:43 AM     (No. 9044252)

They believed him, just as they believed the rest of the jive b.s. he´s been shoveling out the past five years -- and they voted for him in overwhelming numbers. Enjoy!

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Reply 31 - Posted by: bubby, 12/2/2012 9:24:28 AM     (No. 9044262)

If the election were held today these idiots would still vote for little barry. These are the same people that crucified Bush for Katrina. Look he went there and had his picture taken with them what else do they want? Big government can´t do any thing efficiently!!! But I guess they are too stupid to figure that out. I know that sounds a bit harsh but they got what they wanted.

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Reply 32 - Posted by: Red Jeep, 12/2/2012 9:30:21 AM     (No. 9044275)

Katrina 2, with no MSM coverage because a Democrat is President.

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Reply 33 - Posted by: uno, 12/2/2012 9:39:02 AM     (No. 9044288)

All you angry New Yorkers wonder where the help is? Really??
Well you voted the Obamboozler back into office.
You got trouble? Well you own it baaaay-bee!
When the next terrorist attack happens, guess what? Yer gonna own that too as well as a lot of other “stuff”
When America goes off that Fiscal Cliff on January 1, You own it!
Can’t get a job after graduation?
Sky rocketing energy prices due to Obama’s EPA shutting down the energy producing states?
Bowing to the Soviet Union, China and the Arab states?
Another severe recession?
Higher heath insurance costs and health care costs.
Trouble getting good health care?
More dependency on food stamps?
Several part time jobs instead of one good job.
Another trillion of debt right around the corner.
China controlling our world trade while trampling all over us.
Big government corruption and lies.
Terrorist attacks that get called “work place violence”.
Loss of our freedoms as we have known them in the past?
Yup. YOU voted for it. You own it lock, stock and barrel. Now sit in it and enjoy the aroma while the Obamboozler flies off to enjoy Hawaii.

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Reply 34 - Posted by: Grambo, 12/2/2012 10:05:49 AM     (No. 9044310)

If you like FEMA, you´ll Obama(don´t)care.

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Reply 35 - Posted by: strike3, 12/2/2012 10:39:23 AM     (No. 9044373)

Every time I start to feel a tinge of sympathy for these people, I bring up the 2012 presidential election map. The entire area hit by Sandy is solid blue - and will probably stay that way when they vote for obama for a third term.

The aftermath and failed recovery efforts in NY and NJ make Katrina look like a gentle spring rain. I hope George W. Bush is smiling today, even though he has too much class to say anything.

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Reply 36 - Posted by: LadyHen, 12/2/2012 11:06:29 AM     (No. 9044418)

Mele Kalikimaka...... suckers!!

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Reply 37 - Posted by: bogeegolf, 12/2/2012 11:09:27 AM     (No. 9044420)

It amazes me how perfectly timed this storm was for Obama. First the storm, then the photo-ops and promises, then the election and finally reality.

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Reply 38 - Posted by: RancherJack, 12/2/2012 11:19:17 AM     (No. 9044434)

Reminds me of Curly Bill with his feet up on a hitching post as he speaks to Wyatt Earp leaving town ...

"Well ... bye."

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Reply 39 - Posted by: Butch59, 12/2/2012 11:24:06 AM     (No. 9044442)

Isn´t it amazing how angry that those who think and expect government handouts get when those handouts don´t come immediately or are not as much as they wanted (not what they need)? I survived going thru Katrina here in Biloxi (which was the hardest hit area) without a lot of screaming and yelling about "Where is FEMA". Even tho Mississippi is considered a backward state, it did have a plan for just such disaster and administered it very effectively.

I feel sorry for those affected, but as previously posted, they should have been prepared for this and have had flood insurance.

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Reply 40 - Posted by: DeweyCA, 12/2/2012 11:27:46 AM     (No. 9044450)

Obama vacations in Hawaii, while Sandy victims still are hurting. Imagine what the MSM would say if Bush or Romney was President.

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Reply 41 - Posted by: gesundheit, 12/2/2012 11:29:11 AM     (No. 9044456)

If Mitt Romney had won the presidency on November 6th, the liberal media would already be attacking him for not giving enough attention to the post-Sandy problems in New York and New Jersey.

President-Elect Mitt would be receiving daily criticism for not holding enough meetings with homeless victims, drawing up recovery plans, etc.

And the anti-Romney attacks would continue until the problems were solved, which they would be.

But under Obama, there will be no criticism, and nothing will be done -- not until a Republican wins the White House again.

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Reply 42 - Posted by: BetseyRoss, 12/2/2012 11:33:31 AM     (No. 9044463)

Silly little twits. It´s amazing how all of those low information voters thought they were voting themselves some help. Big Government means Red Tape and even the ones that supposedly have the power to do so, just can´t seem to get it done. Poor Chris Christy who did all the ´right´ things to help make it happen for his constituents was probably frustrated.

FEMA´s focus isn´t helping people anymore. For what it´s worth they have been busy with quasi secret military installations training their people with semi-automatic weapons(you hear me, Bloomburg) dressed in black uniforms with no insignia and black SUV´s. There are at least 4 of them within a 60 mile radius of my house. No one seems to understand what their purpose is. The look of it isn´t comforting one bit.

For what it is worth FEMA is not a first responder. They are supposed to fill out forms and get you help after the damage is done. If they weren´t so busy with target practice and the like, they should be doing better than what these NYers are saying. Just a heads up. Protect yourself and take that responsibility. People in the South have done that for the most part except for the Santa Claus victims. They seem incapable of responsibility.

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Reply 43 - Posted by: bluefindad, 12/2/2012 12:07:30 PM     (No. 9044512)

Obama is not guilty of not following through. He is guilty of making a promise that he knew would not be fulfilled.

You cannot simply set up booths in the area to give away money and stuff upon request. People would come from everywhere to get stuff. It would be hugely irresponsible to do so. That is why churches, and perhaps a few secular relief organizations are the only effective responders they know the community and the heart, and can discriminate against the leeches.


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Reply 44 - Posted by: mickturn, 12/2/2012 12:09:21 PM     (No. 9044515)

The bottom line is simple...

Any government that is big enough to give you anything you want is big enough to take everything you have...and I might add, is big enough to give you the shaft anytime they want to! Welcome to reality NY!

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Reply 45 - Posted by: Janjan, 12/2/2012 1:00:13 PM     (No. 9044580)

Boo hoo. Does anyone care that these morons are mad at Obama? I don´t.

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Reply 46 - Posted by: InOhio, 12/2/2012 1:39:29 PM     (No. 9044625)



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Reply 47 - Posted by: InOhio, 12/2/2012 1:44:16 PM     (No. 9044630)

When asked if any of them regretted voting for Obama, they replied in unison "Certainly not! Our lord and savior Obama is doing a wonderful job!"

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Reply 48 - Posted by: bighambone, 12/2/2012 2:37:05 PM     (No. 9044685)

Those people are not mad at Obama, they are mad at FEMA. In their minds, Obama is "just doing the best that he can" as that is the new normal standard of excellence and what they expect from any liberal Democrat President.

It´s always easier for morons to be mad at the law, "red tape" and a faceless bureaucracy then their liberal Democrat President who is getting ready to bask in the sun on a beach in Hawaii at taxpayer´s expense for three weeks, as those angry New Yorkers continue to freeze their butts off in their storm damaged residences in January.



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Reply 49 - Posted by: udanja99, 12/2/2012 2:54:19 PM     (No. 9044700)

You actually believed him? Bwa ha ha ha ha! Haven´t you learned anything in the last four years?

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Reply 50 - Posted by: glcinpdx, 12/2/2012 3:31:14 PM     (No. 9044750)

My give a darn meter was permanently broken for anyone in a blue state in November.

Go cry to Uncle Obama...oh...wait...you did that....Nevermind...

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Reply 51 - Posted by: Cacomistle, 12/2/2012 3:50:23 PM     (No. 9044761)

Please note: these people still blame FEMA, not the president. Read the headline, from Fox News, no less. Lost house Katrina (in Mississippi), doing fine, thanks.

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Reply 52 - Posted by: Ida Lil, 12/2/2012 5:18:29 PM     (No. 9044848)

Well you could hope a small contained powerful hurricane hits the Obama sealed off preserve during his holiday.
Gee the real residents wouldn´t even be affected because they will in lock down.
Is the Lord Obe afraid of those citizens?

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Reply 53 - Posted by: navyjag907, 12/2/2012 5:25:52 PM     (No. 9044859)

Don´t bother Obama. He´s planning his multi-week vacation in Hawaii. Besides, you voted fror him. Merry Christmas, all you Sandi affected bluestaters!

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Reply 54 - Posted by: WIBadger, 12/2/2012 5:46:14 PM     (No. 9044883)

So sorry. You dopes voted for him and my give-a-s--t meter is busted.

Own it !

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Reply 55 - Posted by: boliver, 12/2/2012 7:15:16 PM     (No. 9044961)

yes, "these folks can take comfort in knowing their president will have heat for Christmas...on a secluded Hawaiian beach" surrounded by friends & family, and bought for with taxpayer money to the tune of millions. Let the storm victims eat Salvation Army food and sleep in a cold gym if they are lucky!

Something is wrong, really wrong with this! What the heck are we becoming as a society that we sit here and allow ourselves to accept this behavior? Where are the pitchforks, torches and righteous indignation?


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Reply 56 - Posted by: CaptainLibra, 12/2/2012 7:22:37 PM     (No. 9044964)

Well stated #24. Remember who relieved FEMA´s"you´re doing a hell of a job" Brownie in the midst of Katrina? A USCG 3-star admiral, and things turned around overnight. Will we never learn?

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Reply 57 - Posted by: Charactercounts, 12/2/2012 7:23:02 PM     (No. 9044965)

All the posters who have no sympathy for the folks in Staten Island and Breezy Point who lost everything, should know that Staten Island is a reliably Republican-voting area of New York City. Breezy Point is the home of many firefighters, cops and Republican Congressman Bob Turner, who won Anthony Weiner´s seat after he resigned in disgrace.

A little less schadenfreude is in order here.

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Reply 58 - Posted by: O.G.´s Mom, 12/2/2012 10:26:35 PM     (No. 9045130)

While these sections of Staten Island and Breezy Point Queens, generally vote Republican, their choices are often limited on the Congressional and local level. The NYS Republican Party and the local NYC Republican party often don´t even field candidates and this is where the nitty gritty work during disasters gets done. So, blaming the voters is not always fair. Moreover, city life does not always lend itself to independence and being able to store food and supplies in limited space is difficult. NYS laws that prevent owning a fire arm to protect your family and property inhibits independent protection that so many of these homeowners need. It is a total different way of life, physically and mentally, living in and around NYC from our country counterparts. That said, I hope Sandy will be a wake up call to many NY residents as 9/11 should have been. The answer is not and never has been government. The answer is individual initiative. It ain´t FEMA and it certainly is not a self-absorbed, incompetent idiot that is Obama that will come to your aid in a crisis.

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President Barack Obama is planning to sign two new executive actions aimed at narrowing the wage gap between men and women Tuesday, even as the Obama White House pays its female staffers less than men.The first executive action will be an order banning federal contractors from retaliation against employees who disclose or ask about their wages, according to reports. His other executive action will require federal contractors to submit data to the government about their employees compensation by sex and race. On Tuesday — the day advocates have labelled “Equal Pay Day” to symbolize the amount of time women have to

Dark markets may be more harmful
than high-frequency trading
Reuters, by John McCrank    Original Article
Posted By: FlyRight- 4/7/2014 7:38:55 AM     Post Reply
Fears that high-speed traders have been rigging the U.S. stock market went mainstream last week thanks to allegations in a book by financial author Michael Lewis, but there may be a more serious threat to investors: the increasing amount of trading that happens outside of exchanges.Some former regulators and academics say so much trading is now happening away from exchanges that publicly quoted prices for stocks on exchanges may no longer properly reflect where the market is. And this problem could cost investors far more money than any shenanigans related to high frequency trading. When the average investor, or even

Smoke Gets in Your Eyes
New York Post, by Editorial    Original Article
Posted By: FlyRight- 4/6/2014 8:50:41 AM     Post Reply
It’s good Gov. Cuomo understands New York has a problem with cigarette smuggling. Too bad he has yet to figure out what’s really driving the problem of illegal smokes: our high tobacco taxes.Just days after a key report found New York has the highest percentage of illegal cigarettes of any state, the governor announced the creation of a new “strike force” meant to crack down.Teams from 13 state, local and federal agencies, he said, are joining to stop “the influx of counterfeit and untaxed tobacco products into New York” and nab smugglers who “evade the law and rob the state

Obama’s empty boasts
New York Daily News, by Editorial    Original Article
Posted By: FlyRight- 4/6/2014 7:53:50 AM     Post Reply
After his health-care law surpassed the low-ball enrollment target of 7 million, President Obama staged a Rose Garden rally and zinged doubters: “Armageddon has not arrived.” At least he did not declare: “Mission Accomplished.”The country is years from knowing whether Obama’s overhaul of the health-care system fulfills the promise of delivering universal coverage.While large numbers of Americans have found the program very advantageous, including people who were formerly uninsured, many others have been forced to change plans or change doctors — contrary to Obama’s repeated promises.Obama tacitly admits the unintended consequences every time he waives a deadline or mandate in

´The debate over repealing this law is over´: Obama
boasts 7.1 MILLION have signed up to Obamacare
but study shows just 858,000 newly insured*
Daily Mail (UK), by DAVID MARTOSKO    Original Article
Posted By: FlyRight- 4/5/2014 7:49:46 AM     Post Reply
A triumphant President Barack Obama declared Tuesday his signature medical insurance overhaul a success, saying it has made America´s health care system ´a lot better´ in a Rose Garden press conference. But buried in the 7.1 million enrollments he announced in a heavily staged appearance is a more unsettling reality. Numbers from a RAND Corporation study that has been kept under wraps suggest that barely 858,000 previously uninsured Americans – nowhere near 7.1 million – have paid for new policies and joined the ranks of the insured by Monday night.

No Country For Young Men.
PJ Media, by Richard Fernandez    Original Article
Posted By: FlyRight- 4/4/2014 9:18:12 PM     Post Reply
The author of the Twilight of Abundance, David Archibald, sent an email a few days ago, saying “there is a whole new world coming.” Archibald, who’s an Australian, warns in his book that the world is running out of food, energy and security. Where he differs from Malthus, however, is in arguing that the shortages are the consequence of policy, rather than the inherent limitations of the universe. The world is doing everything it can to run in the opposite direction of abundance because we think we have too much. The West dreads warmer weather, even though warmer weather might

Clinton docs: Lewinsky,
speechwriting and race
Pollitico, by Josh Gerstein    Original Article
Posted By: FlyRight- 3/29/2014 3:26:29 PM     Post Reply
The Clinton Library took the wraps off another batch of White House documents Friday afternoon, offering new insights into how aides scrambled to address the Monica Lewinsky scandal, how the hot-button issue of race tied the White House staff up in knots and how former President Bill Clinton cast a wide net for advice in advance of his major speeches.The new set of Clinton documents make little mention of then-first lady Hillary Clinton, and so are unlikely to have a major political impact. However, many of the memos were written by or mention aides to Bill Clinton who now hold



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Ben Carson: White House wanted
apology for ‘offending’ Obama

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Daily Caller, by Alex Pappas    Original Article
Posted By: StormCnter- 4/15/2014 5:22:51 AM     Post Reply
Neurosurgeon Ben Carson says the White House wanted him to apologize for “offending” President Obama after he famously delivered a conservative message at the National Prayer Breakfast last year. Carson, the former director of pediatric neurosurgery at Johns Hopkins Hospital, recalls the events surrounding his 2013 speech in his new book, One Nation: What We Can All Do To Save America’s Future. The Daily Caller obtained an advance copy of the book, which is set for release May 20. “He did not appear to be hostile or angry,” Carson writes of Obama, “but within a matter of minutes after the conclusion of

Obama Generation Losing
Interest in Obama

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Wall Street Journal, by James Freeman    Original Article
Posted By: Desert Fox- 4/14/2014 4:23:09 PM     Post Reply
President Obama inspired a generation of young people to support his historic election in 2008. And in 2012, despite the struggles of his first term, Mr. Obama still managed to win the support of a full 60% of voters age 18-29. But the man who once dreamed of being a transformative leader in the Reagan mold is inspiring few of those young people to follow his lead. "For all the talk about the movement that elected Mr. Obama, the more notable movement of Obama supporters has been away from politics. It appears that few of the young people who voted

Why You Should Be Sympathetic
Toward Cliven Bundy

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Powerline, by John Hinderaker    Original Article
Posted By: Toledo- 4/15/2014 8:40:58 AM     Post Reply
On Saturday, I wrote about the standoff at Bundy Ranch. That post drew a remarkable amount of traffic, even though, as I wrote then, I had not quite decided what to make of the story. Since then, I have continued to study the facts and have drawn some conclusions. Here they are. First, it must be admitted that legally, Bundy doesn’t have a leg to stand on. The Bureau of Land Management has been charging him grazing fees since the early 1990s, which he has refused to pay. Further, BLM has issued orders limiting the area on which Bundy’s cows can

Megyn Kelly and the
Sandberg Head Shaker

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American Thinker, by Richard F. Miniter    Original Article
Posted By: magnante- 4/15/2014 9:16:05 AM     Post Reply
Megyn Kelly’s "Kelly File" is a great news show. She’s incisive, informed and customarily handles the toughest guest with aplomb. But her lengthy interview of Facebook C.O.O. Sheryl Sandberg about her second book in the Lean In series Lean In: For Graduates was a head shaker. Amazing that she of all people allowed Sandberg to restring the same old, same old, shamed, and shopworn feminist myths about women and girls and then jangle it in front of her viewing audience like something new out of the box. Indeed Kelly all but genuflected in front of this woman. Kept her on thru

Glaring limits of the Civil Rights
Act: We need to redistribute wealth

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Salon Magazine, by Matt Bruenig    Original Article
Posted By: KarenJ1- 4/14/2014 7:20:41 PM     Post Reply
Although the Civil Rights Act, the landmark legislation which just reached its 50th anniversary, made great strides in desegregating the economy, economic discrimination is still widespread, and anti-discrimination legislation alone can never rectify the economic damage inflicted upon blacks by slavery and our Jim Crow apartheid regime. The Civil Rights Act was a mild reform, all things considered, but one conservatives fought with vigor and one many conservatives are still bitter about to this day. When the Civil Rights Act passed in 1964, the primary purpose was to root out discrimination in public accommodations (like hotels and movie theaters)

Biden Tells Boston Bombing
Survivors, ´It Was Worth It´ (Video)

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Breitbart´s Instablog, by Debra Heine    Original Article
Posted By: KarenJ1- 4/15/2014 9:28:18 PM     Post Reply
Less than a minute into his speech at the Boston marathon bombing memorial on Tuesday, Vice President Joe Biden went tragically off script and told the crowd of Boston bombing survivors that "it was worth it." After expressing how impressed he was with the tribute, he said somberly, "let me say to those ´quote survivors,´ my God, you have survived and you have soared. It was worth it. I mean this sincerely - just to hear each of you speak. You´re truly, truly inspiring." The audience sat in stunned silence until Biden declared, "I´ve never heard anything so beautiful than

White babies just 15 months old show racial
bias when picking playmates, study found

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Daily Mail (U.K.), by Staff    Original Article
Posted By: Desert Fox- 4/15/2014 10:23:35 PM     Post Reply
Toddlers show racial bias when picking playmates, a study reveals. They also take account of how fairly others behave. Researchers tested the reaction of white 15-month-olds as toys were distributed. Two white adults divided the toys, one equally and the other unequally. Seventy per cent of the toddlers chose to play with the researcher who distributed the toys fairly. But in a second test, when one researcher favoured a white recipient over an Asian one, they picked the ‘fair’ researcher less often, the journal Frontiers in Psychology reports. And the babies are more likely to help those who share the same ethnicity, which is known as

Atlanta Braves flooded with Hank
Aaron hate mail: He’s a ‘s*****g’

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Washington Times (D.C.), by Cheryl K. Chumley    Original Article
Posted By: JoniTx- 4/15/2014 3:23:19 PM     Post Reply
Hank Aaron’s recent comments about the need for America to realize that racism is still very much alive and thriving — only now due to those who wear “neckties and starched shirts” rather than KKK hoods — has sparked an angry backlash and many fans are turning the tables, calling the baseball legend himself a racist. “Hank Aaron is a s*****g piece of [expletive] [racial slur],” one man said in an email to the Atlanta Braves’ front office, one of the teams Mr. Aaron used to play for, CBS News reported. “My old man instilled in my mind from a

Casual marijuana use linked with
brain abnormalities, study finds

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Fox News, by Loren Grush    Original Article
Posted By: KarenJ1- 4/15/2014 6:12:53 PM     Post Reply
Casual marijuana use may come with some not-so-casual side effects. For the first time ever, researchers at Northwestern University have analyzed the relationship between casual use of marijuana and brain changes – and found that young adults who used cannabis just once or twice a week showed significant abnormalities in two important brain structures. The study’s findings, to be published Wednesday in the Journal of Neuroscience, are similar to those of past research linking chronic, long-term marijuana use with mental illness and changes in brain development. Dr. Hans Breiter, co-senior study author, said he was inspired to look at the effects of casual

White is not right: Campus admins ask
for help weeding out white people

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Daily Caller, by Robby Soave    Original Article
Posted By: KarenJ1- 4/15/2014 7:47:18 PM     Post Reply
Western Washington University sent a questionnaire to students asking them for advice on how the administration could succeed at making sure that in future years, “we are not as white as we are today.” The question notes that WWU’s racial make up does not perfectly reflect the nation at large, and asks students to consider strategies that other universities have used to focus on skin color as the paramount indicator of a student-applicant’s worth. The president of WWU has stated that his explicit goal is to reduce the white population on campus, according to Campus Reform. “I’ve said before and I’ll say it

If a nuclear bomb exploded in downtown
Washington, what should you do?

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The Week, by Marc Ambinder    Original Article
Posted By: MissMolly- 4/15/2014 4:51:46 AM     Post Reply
Funny question in the headline, yes? But since President Obama worries more about the threat of terrorists´ improvised nuclear device going off in a major American city than anything Russia can throw at us, I was wondering if the government had deigned to share with us citizens any tips for, you know, surviving something their own intelligence points to as the likeliest unlikely Black Swan event. Well, no. And yes. No — very few people in Washington, D.C., who work for the government have any idea what they would do if a 10-kiloton nuclear device exploded at the intersection of 16th and K

Obama taps gay bishop to wrap Easter
Prayer Breakfast with invocation

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Washington Times, by Cheryl K. Chumley    Original Article
Posted By: jackson- 4/15/2014 9:25:28 AM     Post Reply
When President Obama needed a preacher to fulfill the closing prayer duties at the annual White House Easter Prayer Breakfast, he turned to none other than the Episcopal Church’s first openly gay bishop — who said he was as shocked as anyone at the appointment. The Right Rev. Gene Robinson said in a tweet, accompanied by a photo of Mr. Obama behind a podium at the event: “POTUS ‘preaches’ at the Easter prayer breakfast. Then, out of the blue, asks ME to close with prayer. OMG!” Newsmax said he also emphasized that the words he chose to close the breakfast


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