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xbred

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1.8 million souls crowded the mall in front of the capitol to witness the inaugration..to date employers have reported only 27 people missing work to attend..
 

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If you can visualize another 1.4 million people added to the crowd then you can see the top end of the number of people they are expecting to put to work shortly. Given the global economy this is quite amazing. But on the otherhand, divide that 3.2 million into the $850 million they are expecting this to cost and you got a cost of $265,625 per job created. Yep. Sounds like a sound plan to me.
 

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Before this gets locked I would like to say that as a Canadian I watched the inauguration and it brought tears to my eyes as President Obama was sworn in. I am so glad that I got to see history being made rather than just reading about it.

Congratulations on your new President and I hope he does your country proud.. :)
 

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I had two posts get deleted today that were not nearly as controversial as this one......hmm.....makes me wonder.
 

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hillsdown":235zdbh7 said:
Before this gets locked I would like to say that as a Canadian I watched the inauguration and it brought tears to my eyes as President Obama was sworn in. I am so glad that I got to see history being made rather than just reading about it.

Congratulations on your new President and I hope he does your country proud.. :)

That is just out right cool for someone from a different place to say that.

Thank you.
 

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xbred":3uqi7t38 said:
1.8 million souls crowded the mall in front of the capitol to witness the inaugration..to date employers have reported only 27 people missing work to attend..

I'm a little slow, but now... :lol:
 

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Jogeephus":3e31plqp said:
If you can visualize another 1.4 million people added to the crowd then you can see the top end of the number of people they are expecting to put to work shortly. Given the global economy this is quite amazing. But on the otherhand, divide that 3.2 million into the $850 million they are expecting this to cost and you got a cost of $265,625 per job created. Yep. Sounds like a sound plan to me.


Just goes to show you Barnum was right, we just bought a turd with bacon wrapped around it.
 

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Caustic Burno":2mjngd09 said:
Jogeephus":2mjngd09 said:
If you can visualize another 1.4 million people added to the crowd then you can see the top end of the number of people they are expecting to put to work shortly. Given the global economy this is quite amazing. But on the otherhand, divide that 3.2 million into the $850 million they are expecting this to cost and you got a cost of $265,625 per job created. Yep. Sounds like a sound plan to me.


Just goes to show you Barnum was right, we just bought a turd with bacon wrapped around it.

Yep, seems whenever the wind is out of the northeast I can smell bacon frying.
 

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Joe, a friend of mine emailed this to me today. Written by a columnist in England. Apparently not everyone across the Atlantic is infatuated with Obama. This kinda sums up my thoughts at the moment...
Barack Obama inauguration: this Emperor has no clothes, it will all end in tears Posted By: Gerald Warner at Jan 20, 2009 at 18:50:54 Posted in: Society , Eagle Eye

This will end in tears. The Obama hysteria is not merely embarrassing to witness, it is itself contributory to the scale of the disaster that is coming. What we are experiencing, in the deepening days of a global depression, is the desperate suspension of disbelief by people of intelligence - la trahison des clercs - in a pathetic effort to hypnotise themselves into the delusion that it will be all right on the night. It will not be all right.

We have been here before. In the spring of 1997, to be precise, when a charismatic, young prime minister entered Downing Street, cheered by children bussed in for the occasion waving plastic Union Jacks. A very few of us at that time incurred searing reproaches for denouncing the Great Charlatan (as I have always denominated Tony Blair) and dissenting from the public hysteria. Three times a deluded Britain elected that transparent fraud. Yesterday, when national bankruptcy became a formal reality, we reaped the bitter harvest of the Blair/Brown imposture.

The burnt child, contrary to conventional wisdom, does not fear the fire. After the Blair experience there is no excuse for anybody in Britain falling for Obama. Yet today, in this country, even some of those who remained sane during the emotional spasm of the Diana aberration are pumping the air for Princess Barack. At a time of gross economic and geopolitical instability throughout the Western world, this is beyond irresponsibility.

To anyone who kept his head, the string of Christmas cracker mottoes booming through the public address system on Washington's National Mall can only excite scepticism. It is crucial to recall the reality that lies behind the rhetoric. Denouncing "those who seek to advance their aims by inducing terror and slaughtering innocents" comes ill from a man whose flagship legislation, the Freedom of Choice Act, will impose abortion, including partial-birth abortion, on every state in the Union.
It seems the era of Hope is to be inaugurated with a slaughter of the innocents.

Obama's American Recovery and Reinvestment Plan is like one of those toxic packages traded by bankers: it camouflages many unaffordable gifts to his client state. With a federal deficit already at $1.2 trillion, Obama wants to squander $825 billion (which will undoubtedly mushroom to more than $1 trillion) on creating 600,000 more government jobs and a further 459,000 in "green energy" (useless wind turbines and other Heath-Robinson contraptions favoured by Beltway environmentalists).

It is frightening to think there is a real possibility that the entire world economy could go into complete meltdown and famine kill millions.
Yet Western - and British - commentators are cocooned in a warm comfort zone of infatuation with America's answer to Neil Kinnock. We should be long past applauding politicians of any hue: they got us into this mess.
The best deserve a probationary opportunity to prove themselves, the worst should be in jail.

It is questionable whether the present political system can survive the coming crisis. Whatever the solution, teenage swooning sentimentality over a celebrity cult has no part in it. The most powerful nation on earth is confronting its worst economic crisis under the leadership of its most extremely liberal politician, who has virtually no experience of federal politics. That is not an opportunity but a catastrophe.

These are frank, even ungracious, words: they have the one merit that, unlike almost everything else written today about Obama, they will not require to be eaten in the future.[/quote][/quote]
That is the best definition of what were in that I have seen.
 

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jedstivers":3cfh8cv4 said:
How many members here live in the third world parts of the states like I do and really know what the score is?
Jed if you are meaning what I think you are, I definently qualify.
My beliefs, ethics, and sense of understanding is exactly the same as it was. No amount of drum beating, trumpet playing, flag waving, or fancy speeches has changed that. Not one bit.
 

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Ryder":21awp1sl said:
jedstivers":21awp1sl said:
How many members here live in the third world parts of the states like I do and really know what the score is?
Jed if you are meaning what I think you are, I definently qualify.
My beliefs, ethics, and sense of understanding is exactly the same as it was. No amount of drum beating, trumpet playing, flag waving, or fancy speeches has changed that. Not one bit.
I live in the poorest county in the state we were even on national news for being one of the poorest counties in the nation per capita

so do I qualify as being a part of the third world part of the states
 

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hillsdown":2q4alm83 said:
Before this gets locked I would like to say that as a Canadian I watched the inauguration and it brought tears to my eyes as President Obama was sworn in. I am so glad that I got to see history being made rather than just reading about it.

Congratulations on your new President and I hope he does your country proud.. :)
Thank you hd ~ I feel the same way you do.
President Obama has already done our country proud, and has only started. There is much to encourage hope! Lets hope our own citizens can make us as proud ~ I am having my doubts....
 

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I just pray he can walk the walk. Our future depends on it. You gotta be fair to the guy, he's inherited a mess.

I don't know why the British press seems to dislike him so much. They have their own issues to mess with.
 

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Ryder":65cfjkxt said:
jedstivers":65cfjkxt said:
How many members here live in the third world parts of the states like I do and really know what the score is?
Jed if you are meaning what I think you are, I definently qualify.
My beliefs, ethics, and sense of understanding is exactly the same as it was. No amount of drum beating, trumpet playing, flag waving, or fancy speeches has changed that. Not one bit.

Me three these are poor hard working people here our beliefs in right and wrong haven't changed.
As my grandpa used to say Lee surrendered I didn't.
 

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It seems that the whole world is forgetting the fact that his mother was not black.

Cal
 

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Calman":m53yvykd said:
It seems that the whole world is forgetting the fact that his mother was not black.

Cal

What difference does what color either parent was matter?
 
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