Presidency off to rocky start

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It already is obvious that the administration of President Obama is inept and out of its element. It is one thing to criticize and belittle from the outside, but now they have caught the tiger, and it appears too much for them!

From the appointment of officials with tax and other ethical problems, to the pork-laden stimulus package, to the arrogant attitude of "we won so just do as we say," they are off to a rocky beginning. They have cancelled bidding on 77 parcels of oil land and say they will restrict more, including offshore drilling. Democrats in Congress are attacking free speech and the right to own guns, even as we progress through just the first 20 days of this administration. These legislation will be forthcoming!

The closing of Guantanamo Bay military prison facility and the cancellation of further trials there does not portend well for the future battle against terrorists.

There is a move afoot by the White House to take control of the Census into the White House, thus giving them the opportunity to control congressional redistricting in favor of Democrats! The current "stimulus" package is nothing more than a payoff to far-left supporters of the Democrats, and contains very little to create jobs. Just another, as-usual Democrat excuse to conduct a massive raid on the treasury!

This recession will continue and will deepen regardless what the administration and Congress do, because the people realize this is the most anti-business administration and Congress ever to be in charge! People are scared to death of what the government may do, and are shutting down the economy by not spending. I firmly believe we owe them as much support and courtesy as they gave to President Bush during his term in office -- at least as much!

Robert Smock, Hephzibah

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carcraft
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carcraft 02/16/09 - 06:42 am
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President Obama PROMISED the

President Obama PROMISED the stimulus bill would be gone throught line by line. Forget that promise! We were promised that there would be no lobyist in the White House staff, there are now eleven. President Obama signed off on a protocol for handling terrorists that was little reported but is identical to Bush's (change we can believe in). The vetting process for cabinet members has been horrible (rememeber the press bashing McCain on the vetting of Palin). The "commerative" coins for Obama with a paper picture pasted over a real coin is a perfect metaphor for this presidency!

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christian134 02/16/09 - 07:13 am
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Wow let me tell you the

Wow let me tell you the coins, tee-shirts are just the beginning...Son went to flea market in Atlanta, which catered totally to blacks, had mattresses with Obama's face plastered on them...This was just the beginning ...What comes next? Huge statues, American flag replaced with his picture, posters plastered all over America citing phrases of Obama's Change in process...

CH
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CH 02/16/09 - 08:05 am
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Can anybody tell me where I

Can anybody tell me where I can find the current stimulus package online to read? I can't find it. Thanks.

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papag_wchs 02/16/09 - 08:29 am
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Here we go again, expecting

Here we go again, expecting big things fast. This president has to clean up 8 years of just plain old bad decisions for this country and we expect a miracle now. Give the man time and see what he will do. He must have the support of the American people. And I cannot remember a president in recent history that did not have a problem with cabinet selections. Too many politicians have skeletons in their closets that don't come out until that time. If people would be honest and upfront from the get go, we wouldn't have these kinds of problems. Or better yet, just select some common Joe Blow to be a cabinet member. It might work out better.

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justus4 02/16/09 - 08:42 am
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The letter is bordeline
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The letter is bordeline insanity. Who spoke about "taking away anyone's guns?" How long is a presidental term and when did this one start? Closing Guantanamo will benefit the U.S. in its efforts to change direction against extremists. (violent, chest-beaters can't comprehend how thats done) But the results will speak, and the Census will bring more minority representation to certain districts. Thats a good thing. This writer obviously will have problems with the coming events, but lets hope he can remain focused enough to remember: We are a country of laws.

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patriciathomas 02/16/09 - 08:54 am
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The speed O forced through

The speed O forced through this secret stimulus and the fact that most of his appointees should be in court is proof that his machine is capable of strong politics. Will it be good for America, well, judge for yourself. Marxists and uninformed voters feel he's a genius. I wish his machine were as inept as Carter's. This country is in for at least 4 years of hell. I hope we have the vote at the end of this administration so we can start healing.

_SisterAbdullahX_
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_SisterAbdullahX_ 02/16/09 - 09:08 am
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papag_wchs......He promised

papag_wchs......He promised big things fast.

mad_max
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mad_max 02/16/09 - 09:09 am
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I see Obama proved to be the

I see Obama proved to be the whore that he is. The unions paid him up front with their block vote and now his is giving them their BJ. "President Obama very quietly signed a pro union executive order on Friday. It ordered the use of union labor for federal construction projects." This will cost the taxpayer billions of dollars in overpriced labor. Two years from now you will be seeing them along the roads on these construction projects with one man using a shovel and ten union men standing around watching him at $40 an hour.

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dani 02/16/09 - 09:21 am
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CH..It might be a while.

CH..It might be a while. Parts of the bill are marked through and rewritten in pencil. Makes it easier to "change", don't you know. The Dems will keep it out of the public's view for as long as possible. No transparency allowed in the Obama administration.

jackfruitpaper833
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jackfruitpaper833 02/16/09 - 09:26 am
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Catered towards blacks, God

Catered towards blacks, God help us.

Bizarro
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Bizarro 02/16/09 - 09:27 am
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Why read the "current"

Why read the "current" version of the bill- it will morph into just another larger and more ludicrous abomination. You know this country has had countless recessions and a big depression-did life as we know cease to exist and anarchy rule. NO!!!! It is just low tide but the tide will always come back in sooner or later. I wish Congress would have spent their time discovering and addressing the source of our problems rather than just throwing money at it and this trickle down strategy I find so hypocritical and paradoxical. All of Obama's campaign was taking it to the people not taking it from the people. Congress spends much of their time passing misinformation and accusations. Obama said tax cuts and trickle down don't work but he sure as hell has been promoting that crap lately hasn't he. It is a Trickle Down Bailout Strategy-note Obama arguments aren't direct but it will trickle down by saving, etc. If it were direct he wouldn't be traveling around the country having to "explain" to everyone how this will trickle down and benefit.

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draksig 02/16/09 - 09:30 am
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The Stimulus package is

The Stimulus package is available online but in scanned pdf format, meeaning that you can not keyword search it. HOwever, some conservative leaning site I go to are using Optical Character recognition software to convert it into a text document that can be searched.

_SisterAbdullahX_
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_SisterAbdullahX_ 02/16/09 - 09:57 am
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Retired Army never heard of

Retired Army never heard of Gerrymandering.

karmakills123
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karmakills123 02/16/09 - 10:00 am
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Million Taxpayer March on

Million Taxpayer March on Washington...PROTEST !!! Take to the streets SHOW your disgust with this puppet predident....do not spend...do not pay taxes .....email your Repsesentives and proclaim Revolution!!! Do not just sit behind your keyboards...organize and take the Country back from a socialist regime. Yes We Can !!!! (pheww)....anyway you get my drift.

_SisterAbdullahX_
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_SisterAbdullahX_ 02/16/09 - 10:01 am
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Moving the Census department

Moving the Census department into a partisan arm of the cabinet that the President can control..........and you don't suspect anything wrong....of course not....the O wouldn't do that.

Bizarro
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Bizarro 02/16/09 - 10:05 am
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I agree SisX there should be

I agree SisX there should be some Congressional investigation. ROFLMAO!!!

Chuchi
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Chuchi 02/16/09 - 10:12 am
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CH: don't worry about reading

CH: don't worry about reading the bill. None of the people who voted on it have either.

_SisterAbdullahX_
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_SisterAbdullahX_ 02/16/09 - 10:18 am
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Biz....I'm sure that will fix

Biz....I'm sure that will fix things!

WW1949
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WW1949 02/16/09 - 10:20 am
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jackfruit, pleanty of venues

jackfruit, pleanty of venues cater to blacks. Nothing wrong with that. How about the football game and cookout that Charles Walker stole money from or just go to the fairgrounds in Augusta during the summer when they feature all the loud speakers for auto. I can't remember the name of the venue but it certainly is a black thing,

intheknow
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intheknow 02/16/09 - 10:27 am
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christian, where is this flea

christian, where is this flea market in Atlanta that "caters only to Blacks"? I must have missed the signs on the Interstate. What comes next is that maybe Columbia County will name a street after him. Maybe next to the one named after Reagan? I guess you do not go to Memphis where everything is named after Elvis or do you have a problem with that?

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southernguy08 02/16/09 - 10:27 am
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So, the taxpayers will be
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So, the taxpayers will be footing a nearly 1 trillion $ bill that we can't even read online? Gives a whole new meaning to the term "taxation without representation." I thought the Dems were all about "change." Looks like nothing has changed, except the occupants of the White House.

intheknow
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intheknow 02/16/09 - 10:34 am
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ww1949 i missed the black

ww1949 i missed the black only signs at the classic.

Trouble1
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Trouble1 02/16/09 - 10:35 am
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can anyone tellme where i can

can anyone tellme where i can find toilet paper with obamas face on it??????

Bizarro
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Bizarro 02/16/09 - 10:40 am
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Trouble perhaps a butt plug

Trouble perhaps a butt plug would be more appropriate. My BAD!!!!!

intheknow
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intheknow 02/16/09 - 10:41 am
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The same place you can find

The same place you can find one, with the Confederate Flag on it. I think they have Reagan and Bush too. But Bush is only one ply.

ITDoc
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ITDoc 02/16/09 - 10:42 am
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Trouble: just look at the

Trouble: just look at the used paper in your grasp. Note the resemblance? Sorry, guess that's Chewbacca.

HotFoot
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HotFoot 02/16/09 - 10:43 am
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I recognize the sound of

I recognize the sound of terror and you racist twits are definitely terrified. A flea market that caters only to blacks? Heaven forfend! By the way, the only reason the Census has to be taken in hand is that the Former Occupant underfunded and mismanaged it so that it's on the verge of not getting done. He inherited a royal mess from his predecessor, who had a direct line to Jesus. Give me a break.

_SisterAbdullahX_
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_SisterAbdullahX_ 02/16/09 - 10:56 am
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Explain how it was

Explain how it was mismanaged, midwesterntransplant. How about backing up your accusation with facts.

Bizarro
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Bizarro 02/16/09 - 11:01 am
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Midwest if you can't see what

Midwest if you can't see what a political hotbed and the potential for political manipulation by the census you have little intelligent to offer. Give me a break!!! It has nothing to do with political party if the Rep tried it they should be shot too.

ITDoc
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ITDoc 02/16/09 - 11:15 am
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Why the freak about "flea

Why the freak about "flea market catering to blacks?" If you are running a retail location depending upon foot traffic for income, you would be absolutely stupid to not look at the makeup of the foot traffic and offer products accordingly. This isn't a racist statement, but a statement of fact and damn smart business decision by probably a black businessperson. Like it or not, there is a thriving black culture out there that blacks want to purchase and be a part of. They will go to black businesses. That is the best way black people can help each other, patronize each other's businesses and support one another. Not racism or bigotry, but smart and a source for positive change. I'm sure white people are allowed to shop there too.

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