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Apparently Democrat Jessie Jackson Jr feels the Constitution doesn't go far enough and needs to be changed. He feels that all "Ghetto" kids should get free Ipads and laptops.
This he says will fix the Economy and unemployment. More stuff will fix everything.

I seem to remember some one else saying something like this. Now what was it?

"I view the current Constitution as being a negative document. In that it does not go far enough to grant powers to the federal government "

I just can't remember who said it though. Oh well all these Democrats standing up for the Constitution. With protectors like this we don't have anything to worry about do we?

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EhdPrA0b1UM&feature=player_embedded

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Typical Democrat

Reid says cowboy poets "would not exist" without federal funds

In the middle of a tirade against House Republicans’ “mean-spirited” budget cuts, Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, D-Nev., inserted a commercial to support funding for “cowboy poetry” in his home state. Reid lamented that the GOP wanted to eliminate the National Endowment of the Humanities, which bankrolls a cowboy poetry festival in northern Nevada every January. Had that program not been around, Reid said, the tens of thousands of people who come there every year “would not exist.”

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Wal-Mart vs. The Morons

1. Americans spend $36,000,000 at Wal-Mart every hour of every day.

2. This works out to $20,928 profit every minute!

3. Wal-Mart will sell more from January 1 to St. Patrick's Day (March 17th) than Target sells all year.

4. Wal-Mart is bigger than Home Depot + Kroger + Target +Sears + Costco + K-Mart combined.

5. Wal-Mart employs 1.6 million people, is the world's largest private employer, and most speak English.

6. Wal-Mart is the largest company in the history of the world.

7. Wal-Mart now sells more food than Kroger and Safeway combined, and keep in mind they did this in only fifteen years.

8. During this same period, 31 big supermarket chains sought bankruptcy.

9. Wal-Mart now sells more food than any other store in the world.

10. Wal-Mart has approx 3,900 stores in the USA of which 2,906 are Super Centers; this is 1,000 more than it had five years ago.

11. This year 7.2 billion different purchasing experiences will occur at Wal-Mart stores. (Earth's population is approximately 6.5 Billion.)

12. 90% of all Americans live within fifteen miles of a Wal-Mart.

13. Wal-Mart has gross sales that total more than the total revenue of all the countries in the world, except 6.

You may think that I am complaining, but I am really laying the ground work for suggesting that MAYBE we should hire the guys who run Wal-Mart to fix the economy.

This should be read and understood by all Americans Democrats, Republicans, EVERYONE!!

To the President and all 535 voting members of the Legislature, both parties. It is now official you are ALL corrupt morons:

a.. The U.S. Postal Service was established in 1775. You have had 234 years to get it right and it is broke.

b.. Social Security was established in 1935. You have had 74 years to get it right and it is broke.

c.. Fannie Mae was established in 1938. You have had 71 years to get it right and it is broke.

d.. War on Poverty started in 1964. You have had 45 years to get it right; $1 trillion of our money is confiscated each year and transferred to "the poor" and they only want more.

e.. Medicare and Medicaid were established in 1965. You have had 44 years to get it right and they are broke.

f.. Freddie Mac was established in 1970. You have had 39 years to get it right and it is broke.

g.. The Department of Energy was created in 1977 to lessen our dependence on foreign oil. It has ballooned to 16,000 employees with a budget of $24 billion a year and we import more oil than ever before. You had 32 years to get it right and it is an abysmal failure.

You have FAILED in every "government service" you have shoved down our throats while overspending our tax dollars.

AND YOU WANT AMERICANS TO BELIEVE YOU CAN BE TRUSTED WITH A GOVERNMENT-RUN HEALTH CARE SYSTEM ?? YOU THINK YOU CAN RUN THE AUTO INDUSTRY.... THE BANKING SYSTEM?????

MAYBE WE OUGHT TO KICK YOUR EGG-HEAD BUDDY BUMS OUT OF OFFICE AND HIRE WALMART TO RUN THE GOVERNMENT ??

WALMART SEEMS TO KNOW HOW TO RUN A BUSINESS.......WHY DON'T YOU GUYS JUST ADMIT IT'S WAY BEYOND YOUR PAY GRADE, AND QUIT?

"You can't fix stupid, but you can vote it out."

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Were it not for the war on poverty, 40% of us would be in abject poverty by now!

But maybe that is what the ultra right wing AND THE teas WANT.

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Roundone that "War on Poverty" is like the "War on Drugs"

Totally ineffective and a complete waste of money. The only thing it did was raise a Generation of people standing around with their hands out.

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Totally ineffective and a complete waste of money. The only thing it did was raise a Generation of people standing around with their hands out.

Where is your 'proof' of this o' wise one? PROOF - not other's opinions. What about the 'poor' in the Ozarks who have been able to join the 'main stream'? What about the children in the 'ghettos/barrios' of our country who took advantage of the opportunities offered by the War on Poverty - and are contributing citizens today?
You represent the minority in your generation that stunts the growth of our country. . .IMHO.

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I have to agree with you on this one, certainly not a total waste of money. But, perhaps you would agree that it gave rise to the welfare moms sometimes described by pundits as 'broodmares' to qualify for benefit checks. Perhaps you might also agree that it so dilluted the incentive of those capable of exiting that spiral of poverty that they became satisfied with the status quo. Perhaps you would also agree that it has done significant harm to the African American family as evidenced by the absence of minority males involved in parenting.

My point being that no government program, however good intentioned, is without flaw.

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I also agree with most of what you have stated here and what DM has added. The gov"t saved millions of children from going hungry. That was the just of the program when started "feed America". Unfortunately it did make some lazy and content. Lack of oversight allowed fraud to exist.

The comment regarding the AA male away from the household is an issue that stands by itself and cannot be explained with one reason as to why the situation is what it is.

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I have to agree with you on this one, certainly not a total waste of money. But, perhaps you would agree that it gave rise to the welfare moms sometimes described by pundits as 'broodmares' to qualify for benefit checks. Perhaps you might also agree that it so dilluted the incentive of those capable of exiting that spiral of poverty that they became satisfied with the status quo. Perhaps you would also agree that it has done significant harm to the African American family as evidenced by the absence of minority males involved in parenting.

On the surface I can understand your points- but I don't agree with them. History and experience gives me a different perspective. The War on Poverty did not give rise to the 'broodmares ' for welfare. - slavery did that many years ago . The 'black' woman was used to produce a strong child that could be sold as property. After 1964, she was used in a very similar fashion - to produce children so that she could receive a welfare check for a family that did not have a man as head of household . (If a man was living in the home - no welfare check under the old welfare system)Those 'slaves' who were fortunate to have masters that allowed them to maintain family relations and learn to read were the ancestors of many contributing 'blacks' today. Many 'blacks' were free - and research shows that if they had the advantage of education- their progeny did not end up in the welfare system. The 'incentive' that you speak of was beaten out of too many African Americans long before 1964, When one fears a noose, or speaking 'uppity' to a white person or staring at a white women- an atmosphere with these conditions does not encourage 'incentiveness'. African American males involved in parenting? For more than 70% of AA families -there has not been much 'role modeling'. And this was long before the 1964 War on Poverty. The 'black' community has to 'fix' this. When looking at the 'white' community , it looks as if homes that have sound moral values, at least one parent who values education, and a supportive and safe community is neccessary to produce a contributing citizen. The 'black ' community is working on it -with the help of some fellow Amertcans of different hues. In the meantime, give credit to those who (black and white) escaped the entrapment of poverty with the help of the War on Poverty.

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Great points. However, as a son of the rural south I witnessed both ethnicities as land owners, and while socially different, each was dependent (to a degree) upon the other. Segregation was a norm until 1964, and I still believe that had the adults of the time left it to us rather immature young folk, change would have taken place much easier.

It's obvious that your background is urban, but maybe we can compare notes.

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Oh I agree! In fact I think the south is far ahead of many areas in our country. . . And relatives have shared many stories of cooperation between 'landowners'. Would love to learn from your experience.

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Homework for you

I am not going to do it for you.

Look at the year the "War" was declared. Look to the graph on poverty and at what percentage it is at.
Now look to how much money has been spent to date and again to the rate of poverty. Hint it has risen.
So after the Trillion dollars spent and the "poverty" has risen would you say ii was a good expenditure of funds?

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The country is in a state of poverty - and an action from 1964 hasn't much to do with 2011.. We have spent ourselves to death/ debt! Stop comparing oranges to apples. Homework? Just read more than Beck and company. Did the two wars that were not included in a budget available to the American people 'help'?

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DM what has that got to do with anything

about the comment?

Look at the definition of "WAR". Basically it means to conquer, destroy something an enemy per se.

Has poverty been defeated? Has it even been fought back to levels before the "WAR" began. Nope.

So by definition are we at "WAR" or something else? Has this "WAR" succeeded?

So if we have spent Billions to fight this "WAR" and we have not "WON" for over 44 years and have not even made progress I think qualifies as a waste.

Not saying it is not a worthy fight. Just wasteful. It could have been fought better.

http://www.capitalismmagazine.com/politics/poverty/3864-War-Poverty-Revi...

The Vision:

"In the liberal vision, slums bred crime. But brand-new government housing projects almost immediately became new centers of crime and quickly degenerated into new slums. Many of these projects later had to be demolished. Unfortunately, the assumptions behind those projects were not demolished, but live on in other disastrous programs, such as Section 8 housing."

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The 'war' involved more than 'housing. World War III was supposed to end all wars. . . .but we're still at 'war'. Neither war was a total waste of money. Lives were saved as well as lost. Le's agree to disagree and move on.

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Good enough

Thanks for being civil at least. We can all have opinions and have them questioned without rancor. Defending them should not be a crime.

G'nite

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Right on Joe

Good article. Vote Donald Trump for President. Its time we run this country like a business.

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running country like a business

In that case, better vote for Romney who has a track record of success and certainly not Trump who has failed over and over and lost a ton of money for investors while leaving behind loads of foreclosed and repo'd buildings and bankruptcies.

Trump is excellent at self-promotion and making sure HE gets paid even though no one else does a lot of times, but he's actually been historically a really lousy businessman.

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Agree on Romney (and Trump)

Trump is just entertaining himself and pimping his show. Romney would be good, but he'll get entangled in that Mass. health care mess, not to mention the Mormon thing.

I'd add Hunsman and Cain to the business-like solution. Stupid Republicans won't do that though. They'll go with Gingrich or Palin or Huckabee - any of whom will give Prezbo 4 more years.

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Mr. Morgan

The Republicans have a penchant for picking candidates that can’t win. 2012 won’t be much different, Palin will split the party and they will nominate a loser.

Obama will be our next President, unless the Republicans unite and pick someone that can campaign against a President that has never stopped campaigning since he entered office.

Unlikely

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Yes they do and they will probably do it again in 2012

Part of the problem is the silly litmus test their candidates must pass on social issues, the larger problem is charisma. Mr Hope and Change certainly has that, but not much else and he got elected.

Jindal and Cain are the only 2 on the list of 12 that are both competent and electable. Plenty of competent and unelectable led by Gingrich, Romney and even Palin. But what good is unelectable unless you just enjoy campaigning, which is simply a form of show business? That's why Trump is out there performing.

I'd even settle for incompetent and electable just to get rid of Obama, but there is a shortage of that type as well.

Cain is particularly attractive because he takes the race card out of the mix.

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Kawfi

So you got this e-mail also? Been around a long time. Does seem that we never get it voted out either. Just too many of 'em.

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That reminds me of elementary

That reminds me of elementary school when we had elections for class government. A kid got up in front of class and promised everyone 30min of extra recess, no homework and a free candy bar every day.

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selective editing
Observerofu wrote:

Apparently Democrat Jessie Jackson Jr feels the Constitution doesn't go far enough and needs to be changed. He feels that all "Ghetto" kids should get free Ipads and laptops.
This he says will fix the Economy and unemployment. More stuff will fix everything.

Yes, take a look at that video (the video of the day over at the sleazy Drudge Report)....notice the "jump" 18 seconds into Jackson's speech? That's selective editing at its finest, folks.

Rep. Jackson was giving a speech about FDR's 1944 State of the Union address, specifically how different America might be had they followed FDR's "Second Bill of Rights" proposal.

Selective editing makes it appear that Jackson is making points that FDR actually said. Notice how Jackson repeatedly says "he said" when referring to FDR (which was edited out of the Drudge video).

Thankfully, C-Span makes FULL transcripts of speeches available.

Slightly off topic...I'm amused at the similarities between our own Observerofu and Drudge...Both of them A) appear to be self-loathing closeted homosexuals, B) prone to taking remarks out of context for political gain, C) have a near-pathological hatred of black people, and D) a noted tendency to fabricate quotes and attribute them to their political opponents.

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Another comedy bit from the local clown-Bacon

I am so laughing my butt off.

btw-Trying out a new set of insults bacon? What's the matter the old fare of Crackwhore, liar and/or other cheap shots not as effective as you thought they would be? I haven't gone all postal and called you out?

You see about those insults you so love to hurl they have to have meaning. What I mean is, for you to be able to insult me I would have to care at least a little about your opinion of me. Since I care not you are simply showing all what we know you to be. A boorish, uneducated boob that can't fight your own battles without calling for help from the moderator and lacking that must turn to insults and belittlement.

You are a child bacon in a grownup world. Children hurl insults Adults converse.

btw#2 From your transcript. Now tell me what was different from the You Tube version?

(Jesse Jackson Jr)
"HE TURNS TO THE CONSTITUTION OF THE UNITED STATES ANSWERED SAYS, THESE ARE THE THINGS WE NEED TO ADD."

"IF THE FIRST AMENDMENT CAN GUARANTEE US 51% OF ALL JOBS AND FROM IT CAN COME IPODS AND LAPTOPS AND THE INTERNET AND UNPRECEDENTED GROWTH, WE NEED TO ADD TO THE CONSTITUTION THE RIGHT TO A FAMILY TO HAVE A DECENT HOME."

"HE SAYS, WE NEED TO ADD TO THE CONSTITUTION OF THE UNITED STATES THE RIGHT TO A DECENT EDUCATION FOR EVERY AMERICAN."

"HE SAYS, WE NEED TO ADD TO THE CONSTITUTION THE RIGHT TO MEDICAL CARE."
Jesse Jackson Jr from Congressional transcript.

Grow up will ya...being the school yard bully only shows how small you are.

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Anyone who thinks

that Jesse Jackson JR is to be taken seriously, well, they need another drink.

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