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Dr. F.

Trad climber
SoCal
Topic Author's Reply - Mar 12, 2014 - 11:13pm PT
Credit: Dr. F.
johnboy

Trad climber
Can't get here from there
Mar 12, 2014 - 11:38pm PT
The conservative War on Facts and Education combined with their media machine.....

Yep, burn books and then revise history.


As for the discourse lately on this thread,
everyone lower your expectations and you can enjoy life more.
Bob D'A

Trad climber
Taos, NM
Mar 12, 2014 - 11:39pm PT
Ron...you are wrong again, again and again.

Full time employment is up...not down...PT is down, not up.

"(BLS), the number of part-time workers in the United States has fallen by 300,000 since March of 2010 when the Affordable Care Act was passed into law. Whatís more, in the past year aloneóthe time period in which the nation was approaching the start date for Obamacareófull-time employment grew by over 2 million while part-time employment declined by 230,000."

http://www.forbes.com/sites/rickungar/2014/03/10/the-real-numbers-on-the-obamacare-effect-are-in-now-let-the-crow-eating-begin/

dirtbag

climber
Mar 12, 2014 - 11:51pm PT
Ron loves his anecdotes.
Ron Anderson

Trad climber
Relic MilkEye and grandpoobah of HBRKRNH
Mar 12, 2014 - 11:53pm PT
as usual, anecdotal is the comment.. But you all know because you gooooooogled it..


That will be my last post on this crapfest. You all can have a liberal love nest,, BUHBYE. And watch it fade to page three.
dirtbag

climber
Mar 12, 2014 - 11:55pm PT
No Ron, time after time you prefer "by buddy told me" or "I saw this" to data that is systematically and objectively collected. You prefer the small sample size that confirms your beliefs, over the large sample size that might conflict with it but shows real trends. I have no idea how many dozens or hundreds of times I've seen you do this. It's a joke.

Bob D'A

Trad climber
Taos, NM
Mar 13, 2014 - 12:11am PT
Good riddance, come back when you don't believe the world is flat and Obama is from Kenya.
Bob D'A

Trad climber
Taos, NM
Mar 13, 2014 - 12:13am PT
Coz wrote: Your hero has made a mockery of the constitution.


Prove it, not Ron's way but with facts.
jammer

climber
Mar 13, 2014 - 02:52am PT
Tvash wrote,

No need to skew the data in Obama's favor. Past presidents faced their own set of political hurdles. The unmassaged data speaks for itself: nothing to see here.

I'm no expert, but I'm pretty sure this level of direct obstruction is fairly unprecedented. It would actually be interesting to look at the data in this light, to adjust approval ratings up or down based on the level of general obstruction and political lies (things that are untrue, such as lying about job creation, not things which are true, like pointing out how GW looks like a chimp or how Clinton liked to screw around) which are thrown around about a president. This is definitely not a consistent thing, as not all presidents court our ruling class to the same extent, as they do not comprise all the votes, believe it or not.

If you did this with Obama, you would have to scrub a lot since he is particularly bad about courting who think of themselves as our ruling class and as a result the ruling class of the world.
bookworm

Social climber
Falls Church, VA
Mar 13, 2014 - 10:58am PT
barry decides to ignore another law that was his idea:


http://www.nationaljournal.com/health-care/white-house-sequester-no-longer-applies-to-part-of-obamacare-20140313



the conservative definition of tyranny: when leaders defy the law

the liberal definition of tyranny: when conservatives demand leaders follow the law


catch last night's vote in the house?

http://washingtonexaminer.com/obama-threatens-vetoes-of-bills-requiring-him-to-follow-the-law/article/2545545


only five dems in the house voted for a law to protect the separation of powers


winston smith is dead
bookworm

Social climber
Falls Church, VA
Mar 13, 2014 - 11:02am PT
the fruits of socialism:


http://www.thefiscaltimes.com/Columns/2014/03/12/Did-Obama-White-House-Protect-GM


apogee

climber
Technically expert, safe belayer, can lead if easy
Mar 13, 2014 - 11:12am PT
"the conservative definition of tyranny: when leaders defy the law"


Why oh Why oh Why oh WHYYYYYYY

...didn't you guys rant and whine like this when your POTUS twisted the Constitution around his little finger so he could start a war based on lies that has killed thousands of people and wound up destroying our economy?

Why?


And why don't you guys ever answer that question?
Elcapinyoazz

Social climber
Joshua Tree
Mar 13, 2014 - 11:14am PT
Nothing to see here Apogeee. ORANGE TERROR ALERT! Buy duct tape!
dirtbag

climber
Mar 13, 2014 - 11:21am PT
Hey bookworm, fook you.
bookworm

Social climber
Falls Church, VA
Mar 13, 2014 - 11:48am PT
when the "unalienable" right to free speech is trumped by the politically correct "right" not to be offended, eventually the offensive will demand their equal rights:

http://www.breitbart.com/Breitbart-London/2014/03/13/BBC-Free-Speech-Debate-Not-Free



winston smith is dead
Elcapinyoazz

Social climber
Joshua Tree
Mar 13, 2014 - 12:03pm PT
^^^
Actually Breitbart is dead. Impotent rage overdose.
apogee

climber
Technically expert, safe belayer, can lead if easy
Mar 13, 2014 - 12:09pm PT
bookworm, you're a teacher, aren't you?

Man, that's about as good a reason as any to send your kid to the school & teacher of your choice.
philo

Trad climber
Is that light the end of the tunnel or a train?
Mar 13, 2014 - 12:12pm PT
Apogee they do think they answer that question when they say "Yeah but Obama is POTUS now". For some self delusional reason they think the past has no bearing on the present.
apogee

climber
Technically expert, safe belayer, can lead if easy
Mar 13, 2014 - 12:21pm PT
Their criticisms are somewhat valid, but ideologically imbalanced.

The level of outrage they have over Obama's political maneuverings for a effort that actually just might help people, or against Clinton's shenanigans in the Oral Office (not a typo), both of which are actions that aren't going to cost a life or limb of anyone...

...is about 100-fold over any sort of criticism they had (or currently have) for their Party that has wrought the top-5 worst & most embarrassing actions this country has ever seen.

The only explanation is the interest they have in shifting the politics so that their Party can resume power, and continue their inexorable efforts to destroy America.
Tvash

climber
Seattle
Mar 13, 2014 - 01:13pm PT
I haven't read anything prior to my arrival here - but I suspect the pattern hasn't changed - it's all about Obama.

The most exciting policy experiments are happening at the state, local and personal level, however. Obama is only a very small part of the overall story of what America is and where it's going. There's so much going on - so much to talk about - yet most forums like this focus on Obama, Obama, and more Obama.

There's no doubt the country is changing rapidly. It's becoming both more and less egalitarian. More in terms of equal opportunity and rights - minorities, LGBT, women. One notable exception there is women with regards to their right to family planning.

Less egalitarian because of our dangerous, growing income disparity.

It's becoming greener and dirtier as well. Greener domestically - dirtier in terms of the dirty fuels we continue to export.

The world's information is now available at our fingertips, but the death of net neutrality, media consolidation, and the rise of popular propaganda outlets under the guise of news media has made stovepiping our information that much easier as well. Nearly all of the links provided here are opinion pieces from extremists with an agenda, not news designed to objectively inform.

Our weapons and military are the most powerful the world has ever seen, yet we continue to go to war, spend enormous amounts of human and monetary capital, then retreat without achieving our objectives, often leaving the place as bad or worse off. The age of high tech, asymmetrical warfare is upon us.

Like it or not, we're becoming more socialist - out of necessity. The tech revolution means greater productivity - and, with our aging population, that means fewer jobs to go around. Automation and AI are just getting started, too - this supply/demand issue will only worsen if our population continues to grow. Expect more socialism in the future, not less. The Tea Party movement - arguably our nation's most extreme attempt to starve government (Civil War notwithstanding), has failed to meet its objectives for several years now. It's political star is falling fast.

It would be kewl if we could discuss issues, rather than who thinks Obama sucks and who sucks him off.
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