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Obama's Presidency Will Help This Country in Amazing Ways!

jimmydean

The Official Meat of Ridemonkey
Sep 10, 2001
30,133
2,955
Portland, OR
If that's not reason enough to vote Obama, I don't know what is.

Can we make a deal for the whole family?
 

eaterofdog

ass grabber
Sep 8, 2006
7,060
267
Central Florida
There is now a brand new law that says you have to pay capital gains taxes on everything you own if you renounce your citizenship and leave. So good luck to that douchebag.

Wesley Snipes could probably get around it though.
 

manimal

Ociffer Tackleberry
Feb 27, 2002
7,214
14
Blindly running into cactus
Typical democrat raising taxes! :disgust1:
as much as i disagree with the majority of the democratic platform, i don't see how this really affects you? i mean, i seriously doubt you make more than 2.87 million per year do you? according to hussein's tax plan, you'll get a bigger return...assuming that you're under the $111k per year group.

now, for the record, i'm a "bootstraps" kind of guy when it comes to work ethic and wealth acquisition. however, i also believe that if you are able to "make it", you shouldn't expect to receive any kind of break from the gubment'.
 

ohio

The Fresno Kid
Nov 26, 2001
6,638
4
SF, CA
Well Hussein Osama should pretty much have the poor vote locked up.
Nah, we all know that odd cocktail of self-hatred and delusional aspiration runs even deeper among the poor than among Jews or wealthy teenaged white girls.
 

Westy

the teste
Nov 22, 2002
37,057
3,933
Sleazattle
Nah, we all know that odd cocktail of self-hatred and delusional aspiration runs even deeper among the poor than among Jews or wealthy teenaged white girls.
I'm betting one of those descriptions fits Atomicfireball. Most likely the last one.
 

sanjuro

Tube Smuggler
Sep 13, 2004
17,411
0
SF
christ you're terrible

and Obama's tax plan is great, putting tax cuts where they are needed and not where they aren't
Maybe he is a Barack supporter:

Obama Supporters Take His Name as Their Own
By JODI KANTOR

Emily Nordling has never met a Muslim, at least not to her knowledge. But this spring, Ms. Nordling, a 19-year-old student from Fort Thomas, Ky., gave herself a new middle name on Facebook.com, mimicking her boyfriend and shocking her father.

“Emily Hussein Nordling,” her entry now reads.

With her decision, she joined a growing band of supporters of Senator Barack Obama, the presumptive Democratic presidential nominee, who are expressing solidarity with him by informally adopting his middle name.

The result is a group of unlikely-sounding Husseins: Jewish and Catholic, Hispanic and Asian and Italian-American, from Jaime Hussein Alvarez of Washington, D.C., to Kelly Hussein Crowley of Norman, Okla., to Sarah Beth Hussein Frumkin of Chicago.

Jeff Strabone of Brooklyn now signs credit card receipts with his newly assumed middle name, while Dan O’Maley of Washington, D.C., jiggered his e-mail account so his name would appear as “D. Hussein O’Maley.” Alex Enderle made the switch online along with several other Obama volunteers from Columbus, Ohio, and now friends greet him that way in person, too.

Mr. Obama is a Christian, not a Muslim. Hussein is a family name inherited from a Kenyan father he barely knew, who was born a Muslim and died an atheist. But the name has become a political liability. Some critics on cable television talk shows dwell on it, while others, on blogs or in e-mail messages, use it to falsely assert that Mr. Obama is a Muslim or, more fantastically, a terrorist.

“I am sick of Republicans pronouncing Barack Obama’s name like it was some sort of cuss word,” Mr. Strabone wrote in a manifesto titled “We Are All Hussein” that he posted on his own blog and on dailykos.com.

So like the residents of Billings, Mont., who reacted to a series of anti-Semitic incidents in 1993 with a townwide display of menorahs in their front windows, these supporters are brandishing the name themselves.

“My name is such a vanilla, white-girl American name,” said Ashley Holmes of Indianapolis, who changed her name online “to show how little meaning ‘Hussein’ really has.”

The movement is hardly a mass one, and it has taken place mostly online, the digital equivalent of wearing a button with a clever, attention-getting message. A search revealed hundreds of participants across the country, along with a YouTube video and bumper stickers promoting the idea. Legally changing names is too much hassle, participants say, so they use “Hussein” on Facebook and in blog posts and comments on sites like nytimes.com, dailykos.com and mybarackobama.com, the campaign’s networking site.

New Husseins began to crop up online as far back as last fall. But more joined up in February after a conservative radio host, Bill Cunningham, used Mr. Obama’s middle name three times and disparaged him while introducing Senator John McCain, the presumptive Republican nominee, at a campaign rally. (Mr. McCain repudiated Mr. Cunningham’s comments).

The practice has been proliferating ever since. In interviews, several Obama supporters said they dreamed up the idea on their own, with no input from the campaign and little knowledge that others shared their thought.

Some said they were inspired by movies, including “Spartacus,” the 1960 epic about a Roman slave whose peers protect him by calling out “I am Spartacus!” to Roman soldiers, and “In and Out,” a 1997 comedy about a gay high school teacher whose students protest his firing by proclaiming that they are all gay as well.

“It’s one of those things that just takes off, because everybody got it right away,” said Stephanie Miller, a left-leaning comedian who blurted out the idea one day during a broadcast of her syndicated radio talk show and repeated it on CNN.

Ms. Miller and her fellow new Husseins are embracing the traditionally Muslim name even as the Obama campaign shies away from Muslim associations. Campaign workers ushered two women in head scarves out of a camera’s range at a rally this month in Detroit. (The campaign has apologized.) Aides canceled a December appearance on behalf of Mr. Obama by Representative Keith Ellison, a Minnesota Democrat and the first Muslim congressman.

Mr. Obama may be more enthusiastic, judging from his response at a Chicago fund-raiser two weeks ago. When he saw that Richard Fizdale, a longtime contributor, wore “Hussein” on his name tag, Mr. Obama broke into a huge grin, Mr. Fizdale said.

“The theory was, we’re all Hussein,” Mr. Obama said to the crowd later, explaining Mr. Fizdale’s gesture.

Some Obama supporters say they were moved to action because of what their own friends, neighbors and relatives were saying about their candidate. Mark Elrod, a political science professor at Harding University in Searcy, Ark., is organizing students and friends to declare their Husseinhood on Facebook on Aug. 4, Mr. Obama’s birthday.

Ms. Nordling changed her name after volunteering for Mr. Obama before the Kentucky primary.

“People would not listen to what you were saying on the phone or on their doorstep because they thought he was Muslim,” she said.

Ms. Nordling’s uncle liked the idea so much that he joined the same Facebook group that she had. But when her father saw her new online moniker, he was incredulous.

“He actually thought I was going to convert to Islam,” Ms. Nordling said.
 

JohnE

filthy rascist
May 13, 2005
12,645
664
Front Range, dude...
Did I miss something? Did someone tell another Baldwin brother that his opinion mattered? Didnt he play Barney Rubble? A family of supremely talented thespians that one is...
 

ska todd

Turbo Monkey
Oct 10, 2001
1,777
0
Lawnguyland, New F'in Yawk
Ok, we can easily diss on Stephen, Billy, and Danny lack of talent but c'mon, Alec's role of Pete Schwetty on the memorable "Shwetty Balls" SNL sketch is comedic gold. A holiday classic. Not to mention the YouTube mash-up of his call to his daughter with a Dora the Explorer episode that any parent of a 3-5 year old can enjoy.


-ska todd
 
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ATOMICFIREBALL

DISARMED IN A BATTLE OF WITS
May 26, 2004
1,354
0
Tennessee
as much as i disagree with the majority of the democratic platform, i don't see how this really affects you? i mean, i seriously doubt you make more than 2.87 million per year do you? according to hussein's tax plan, you'll get a bigger return...assuming that you're under the $111k per year group.

now, for the record, i'm a "bootstraps" kind of guy when it comes to work ethic and wealth acquisition. however, i also believe that if you are able to "make it", you shouldn't expect to receive any kind of break from the gubment'.
Hey,cut me some slack. I listen to Boortz & Limbaugh every single day at work.That's 5 hours of bombardment.The thing is i never have any disagrement with anything they say.
They are 99.99% correct on everything & should have thier own TV station to inform the dumb sheeple(not me,or you officer sir) out there.
Limbaugh is a very smart man,even if he does take pills for his back or whatever(burly shurly!).

My main peeve with democraps is the anti knife & gun fools! Fools i tell you!:plthumbsdown::rant:
 

ska todd

Turbo Monkey
Oct 10, 2001
1,777
0
Lawnguyland, New F'in Yawk
Hey,cut me some slack. I listen to Boortz & Limbaugh every single day at work.That's 5 hours of bombardment.The thing is i never have any disagrement with anything they say.
They are 99.99% correct on everything & should have thier own TV station to inform the dumb sheeple(not me,or you officer sir) out there.
Limbaugh is a very smart man,even if he does take pills for his back or whatever(burly shurly!).
:huh: The far right does have it's own TV station, it's called Fox News. The reason Rush isn't on it is because he is a fat slob who won't look good on camera (it adds 10lbs remember). If you can HONESTLY sit there and say you agree w/ "99.99%" of what he or any other talking head from either side of the aisle spouts off then really, YOU are one of your said "sheeple". I guess the only redeeming thing is that you aren't listening to Michael Savage for 5 hours a day.

My main peeve with democraps is the anti knife & gun fools! Fools i tell you!
If you drill down a little a read in some you'll find that the split is along urban/suburban vs rural/exo-burbs lines much more than Democrat vs Republican. If you ask a lot of rational Republicans in metropolitan areas, they'll tend to agree that hang guns on everyone's belt might not be so swift while equally you'll find lots of Democrats in rural areas who proudly own guns and grew up around them. It's not as clear cut as the right makes it out to be.

-ska todd
 

Samirol

Turbo Monkey
Jun 23, 2008
1,437
0
Hey,cut me some slack. I listen to Boortz & Limbaugh every single day at work.That's 5 hours of bombardment.The thing is i never have any disagrement with anything they say.
They are 99.99% correct on everything & should have thier own TV station to inform the dumb sheeple(not me,or you officer sir) out there.
Limbaugh is a very smart man,even if he does take pills for his back or whatever(burly shurly!).

My main peeve with democraps is the anti knife & gun fools! Fools i tell you!:plthumbsdown::rant:
facepalm
 

kidwoo

Celebrating No-Pants Day
Aug 25, 2003
22,535
2,214
In my pants
Blenderbutt



Can we have an atomicfireball FORUM? Just obligate the guy to post once a day on what he's 'thinking' (sic)