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"President Obama's Terms in Office Have Revealed the Hidden Racism in America"

More: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/joan-e-dowlin/president-obamas-terms-in_b_5646431.html

When President Obama was first elected there were great expectations placed upon him from both sides of the political spectrum. The right has held him to an impossibly high standard and they seem to blame him for anything wrong that happens, domestic and foreign from the humanitarian crisis on our border to the downing of a Malaysian domestic airliner over the Ukraine by Russian forces to the conflict in the Gaza Strip.

The leftists also had impossible expectations of him that no human being is capable of, black or white. It's true that Obama promised that he would "fundamentally transform the nation" (a phrase that had conservatives shaking in their boots), but he is not Superman and there were too many changes that needed to be made and there are limitations to the office of the Presidency.

President Obama has promoted progress in the recovery from the Great Recession of 2008 by helping to create private jobs while lowering the unemployment rate, got us out of Iraq (although that nation is now in peril), is getting us out of Afghanistan, killed or captured Osama bin Laden and many other high level al-Qaeda leaders, passed health care reform, passed Wall Street and credit card reform, saved GM, ended DADT, supported and promoted gay marriage, passed the Lily Ledbetter act and a hate crimes bill, boosted domestic oil production to make us less dependent on foreign countries, and recently passed a VA bill to help Veterans with their hospitalization. I could go on and on. Here is a list of 50 of his: accomplishments.

All of this was done while cutting the deficit in half and spending less than any president in modern history. Which makes me scratch my head when his opponents accuse him of being a "big government spender." It was also accomplished with the least productive congress in history for the last four years after the GOP took control of the House of Representatives.

CA Ban on Plastic Bags Passes Major Hurdle at State Capitol


I'm not on board with plastic bag bans. However, because Sacramento is trying to make this plastic bag ban go state-wide, they should at least arrange it to where either all reusable bags are free or paper bags are free and available in every store to put groceries in.

What do you think about letting strangers know your politics?

For example, putting political bumper stickers on your rides or wearing political t-shirts. Do you/would you do that?

"11 Year Old Hospitalized With Severe Burns Attempting The Fire Challenge"


My Thoughts About the GOP's Lawsuit

I think that this lawsuit is a waste of time and a hypocritical waste of taxpayer money. The money could've been better spent on things such as infrastructure and education, but of course that was out of the question. However, what's also troubling to me about this is that it helps foster even more cynicism among Americans towards their own government as the Republican House continues wasting time on nonsense instead of working to create jobs, and it is dangerous for some of America's adversaries such as Russia to see how elected Republicans disrespect the President and portray him as illegitimate.
My hope is that people will look at this lawsuit and be inspired to vote against the GOP this November. This lawsuit is further evidence of the stark contrast that exists between the two parties these days. Democrats have been trying to take care of business, while the Republicans have been farting around. This foolishness absolutely must stop for the sake of the country.

"Why Angry Grandpa is Banned from Wal-Mart"

News reporting has come a long way over the years...

The Masturbating Cheeto

"Powerful portraits of brave people revealing their insecurities" (PIC HEAVY)

Link: http://www.stumbleupon.com/su/5LXRZ5/1jt39fTXx:fmDpnzRf/indulgd.com/what-i-be-project-by-steve-rosenfield/

The What I Be Project by photographer Steve Rosenfield is an intriguing study into the human condition. The participants in Steve’s projects bare their souls writing their biggest insecurities on their bodies with markers and then letting Steve photograph them. Their messages tell of fears, self-doubts, and labels for society that stop most of us from living happier lives, but it also shows us the amazing bravery of the participants to share their innermost fears with the world. How many of us have the bravery to admit we were molested, feel ugly, think we are too thin or too fat, and to do it in such a daring public way?

The images help us open up to our own inner fears and realize most of the time the worst part of the fear is our own self-loathing, not the real reactions of society.

"So how was Reagan's economy so much better (than Obama's)?"

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