Hitting the ground running!

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  1. mindseye

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    Apart from keeping America safe from terrorism, which I mentioned in a separate thread, here are some of the Obama administration's other first day accomplishments:

    Putting the brakes on:

    • Chief of Staff Rahm Emanuel has issued a directive to all federal agencies and departments to halt implementation of any unfinalized 'midnight regulations' by the Bush administration, pending review.

      Bloomberg reports,

    • Obama has requested a 120-day suspension on all trials at the Guantanamo Bay facility.

      VOA reports:

    Moving forward:


    • In a procedural move, Obama made his previously-announced cabinet nominations official. Six of them have already been confirmed.
    • Today, Obama is nominating former Maine senator George Mitchell as envoy to the Middle East, and has scheduled a meeting of the National Security Council to reassess the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan. (source)
     
  2. naughty

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    Workin' up a good pot of mad!
    Wow,

    This should be interesting in the next few months...
     
  3. dong20

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    Perhaps we need a sticky thread entitled: "Obama in office ... the early months", or something? :wink:
     
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    I read Mindseye's post and almost cried tears of joy at having professionals in the white house...

    I'm also watching Bush coming back to Texas with the "Brooks and Dunn" blasting over his minions as they try and shake his hand (he's really gone).

    We finally have some hard-core motherfuckers in the Oval Office now and shit is already gettin' DONE!!!

    :banana:
     
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    "I come home with my head held high," he said, adding that when he got to his Crawford ranch he would look in the mirror and "be proud of what I see.".............she better be careful about sticking his head out someone might chop it off. I like the way he keeps tell everybody what good job he did, she figures if you repeat it often enough it become true.
     
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    Don't laugh too loudly guys. There is a very long and hard road ahead. Let's be thoughtful and positive and do what we can to contribute to the success.
     
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    When Bush's helicopter took off from the Capitol yesterday over 1,000,000 people erupted into cheers (and I do not mean polite applause)so deafening that he could not have helped but hear it even over the roar of the propellers. It was embarrassing, even to me, and must have been humiliating for him.
     
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    she is friggin dumb to be humiliated.................
     
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    Is this the spin? Could the people not have been applauding out of respect for his hard work and for the office? Or is it always about revenge and anger for the left?
     
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    lol Professional what? Community organizer? Career lawyer on the public teet?

    When has Obama gone out and staked his own claim in the professional world? When was that?
     
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    Obama has put a freeze on pay for certain Government employees (aides). I guess every little bit helps, but the problem isn't how big the Government grew, it's all the other crap that he can't seem to put a freeze on ?
     
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    What?

    Revenge and anger from the LEFT?

    Maybe you haven't heard but HALF the RIGHT came over to Obama's side.

    Maybe you haven't heard one of Limbaugh's or Orielly's or Hannities NIGHTLY hate rallies over the past 14 years?


    Bush leaves office in disgrace because of the devastation he is responsible for.
    BUSH disregarded Clinton administration intelligence warnings of imminent hijackings, warning that the most likely target would be WTC... and did nothing to protect this nation for 8 months.

    BUSH spent literally ONE THRID of his presidency ON VACATION.

    BUSH FAILED to get Bin Laden... refused military requests for troops that would have GOTTEN bin laden, and instead got un into an unethical war, by telling us blantant lies, so that his friends in the oil industries could get fat no bid contracts and access to Iraqi oil.

    BUSH is personally responsible for the deaths of 500,000 Iraqis, who did NOTHING to deserve it.
    Bush created the first AMERICAN GULAG.. a prison where TORTURE and war crimes were routinely conducted in OUR NAME.

    BUSH Deregulated the Energy markets, Oil markets, and financial markets, removed SEC limits on debt and eliminated the risk mitigating cash reserves that banks had had to carry since the Great depression....
    THIS imbecility resulted in ENRON, the rape of California, the highest gas prices in history, the runaway mortage speculation, the economic meltdown and the creation of a WORLD WIDE RECESSION.

    His letting the wealthy entirely off of taxes, elimination of bankruptcy protection for the middle class, enabling of credit corporations to charge usurious interest rates and hand out unlimited credit, his profligate spending on a useless war, unrestrained gifting of huge contracts to cronies and former employers.... And his BORROWING to pay for it all conspired to create the largest deficit in history....

    AND Then he borrowed a trillion MORE and handed it over to the very criminal fucks who created the mess with NO strings attached and ZERO oversight as to how it had to be used.

    Bush single handedly handed to Bin Laden EVERYTHING bin laden could ever have hoped for in undermining US prestige and moral credibility, undermining the US economy, dissipating our military forces, and making the US look, to the rest of the world, Worse than Saddam Hussein.

    Bush VIOLATED the constitution and undermined constitutional law. ( which he took an oath to uphold)
    He illegally wiretapped, illegally did away with Habeus Corpis, and illegally politicized every aspect of government, radicalizing the justice department, criminalizing the interiro department, and. in general, appointing idiots and religious ideologues to every post he could.

    BUSH unilaterally violated treaties with 8 foreign countries INCLUDING CANADA... for no reason whatsoever, other than to establish the idea that he could do whatever he pleased.

    BUSH transferred 3 trillion dollars of public funds into the offshore pockets of just a few hundred people, people who were ALREADY wealthy beyond dreams of avarice.




    And you think people are happy to see him go because they "hate" him?



    Lemme tell ya... ANYONE who loves this country and believes it stands for something more than getting rich quick is HAPPY to see this man out of power.

    No one in American history has done as much damage to the United States as has GW Bush.

    No act of terrorism could possibly have hurt us as badly as what Bush did under the banner of 'keeping us safe".

    All Bin Laden did was to knock some buildings down and kill a few thousand.

    Everything else, from our loss of freedoms, to our loss of international standing, to our loss of economic might, to our loss of moral force, right down to the loss of our HOMES and JOBS... was entirely the result of Bush and the Neo Con-artists he place in positions of power.


    The UN is entertaining its options for WAR CRIMES TRIALS of Bush and Rumsfeld.


    It is not wrong to loathe a traitor and villain. It is not wrong to be happy to see a criminal administration leave office.

    Bush was a tool used by much craftier men to rob this nation blind.

    I don't hate him any more than I hate any patsy of vested interests....

    But, please... not after the past 10 years of blow job investigations, graft, corruption, sweetheart deals and incompetent hirelings and hate filled invective toward ANYTHING liberal....

    Please don't be even suggesting that how all the liberals and half the conservatives in this nation feel is petty.

    The people who nearly brought down this nation are not the Islamist extremists... its the folks who USED terrorism as a cover for their transferring US wealth into the pockets of themselves and their pals.



    ANY thinking American is happy to see them leave.
     
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    Did you say that to yourself 50 times in a mirror before you actually believed it enough to type it?

    This has nothing to do with revenge. Bush ran a horrible 8 years in office and even many of his fellow comrades in his own political party knew that. Like I said to all of the other blind conservatives out there, call this shit for what it really it. THE WORLD was sick of Bush. Over 80% of Americans were happy to see him go, as well as the majority of the world. This is not a "left" or liberal conspiracy. The previous administration fucked up. Period.
     
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    No 'spin' at all, buddy. Trust me on this one. The tone could not have been clearer. To anyone.

    Moreover, I met a surprising number of people who had not even voted for Obama but who had come for the inaguration and who were truly optimistic about the next four years; they were among the most delighted to be rid of Bush.
     
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    That is embarrassing. What a bunch of classless idiots.
     
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    Could the people not have been applauding out of respect for his hard work and for the office?................. you have to do some work for people to applaud it and not be such a screw up, so i think they were just glad to see zippy fly off.
     
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    How about a REAL lesson in tastelessness. Recall any of this from your fellow comrades?

    YouTube - The Republican Racist Monkeys Around At Sarah Palin Rally!
    YouTube - McCain and Palin Fueled Hate For Obama
    YouTube - Racist John McCain & Sarah Palin Supporters
    YouTube - More Ugliness From McCain Supporters
    YouTube - McCain Supporters Talk About ASSASSINATING


    Let me know when you need some more, trollinfestor. We can stomp out your rhetoric all day. :rolleyes:
     
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    yay!:

    [FONT=&quot]Obama’s First Days Brings Change to West[/FONT]
    [FONT=&quot]Obama's first actions could mean new directions for wolves and public lands in the West.[/FONT]
    [FONT=&quot]By David Frey, 1-21-09[/FONT]
    [FONT=&quot]It took just hours for the Obama administration to take action that could have sweeping effects on the western landscape. Shortly after Obama took office, his chief of staff issued a freeze on so-called “midnight rules” put in place by the outgoing Bush administration to give the new administration a chance to review them. Those last-minute Bush regulations include plans to remove the wolf from the endangered species list.
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    Obama’s First Days Brings Change to West | Politics | New West Network

    nay!:

    "In his first official act as commander in chief, Mr. Obama has offered up the lives of almost 3,000 Americans on the ACLU's altar of political correctness and emboldened a ruthless enemy," said Donald Arias, who lost his brother Adam in the World Trade Center attack in 2001. "My brother will not be a sacrificial lamb on that altar."

    washingtonpost.com



    January 23, 2009
    Freed by the U.S., Saudi Becomes a Qaeda Chief

    By ROBERT F. WORTH
    BEIRUT, Lebanon — The emergence of a former Guantánamo Bay detainee as the deputy leader of Al Qaeda’s Yemeni branch has underscored the potential complications in carrying out the executive order President Obama signed Thursday that the detention center be shut down within a year.

    http://www.nytimes.com/2009/01/23/world/middleeast/23yemen.html?_r=1&hp=&pagewanted=print
     
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    Released in 2007, after being held since 2001, because he had not committed any crimes. Preemptive jailing, and guilty until never proven guilty, is not how the United States is supposed to operate.

    Obviously the "Saudi rehabilitation program for former jihadists" does not work, so the answer is to find something that does. If you have a proposal, why not run for office or join the State Department and work to change the current direction, if it is so objectionable to you?
     
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