AK-47s “belong on the battlefield of war, not on the streets of our cities.”
-President Barack Obama

True, but sadly no one will do anything about it. Washington is just afraid of the NRA and the conservative nuts that support it financially. What a shame… 

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liberal-life:

The Whitehouse.gov response to the petition to remove “under god” from the Pledge of Allegiance.

Is anybody surprised about this response? Funny how “religion in the public square” is nothing more than a crappy euphemism for religion in government. Nobody is banning the mention of god in public though. What a non sequitur.
Funny how the “Director of the Office of Faith-Based and Neighborhood Partnerships” says that the separation of church and state is really important. If it really was such a faith based governmental position like his would not exist. But whatever. Just because you add the phrase “non-believers” to the end of a sentence does not magically make it OK. What a load of BS.
-FA

liberal-life:

The Whitehouse.gov response to the petition to remove “under god” from the Pledge of Allegiance.

Is anybody surprised about this response? Funny how “religion in the public square” is nothing more than a crappy euphemism for religion in government. Nobody is banning the mention of god in public though. What a non sequitur.

Funny how the “Director of the Office of Faith-Based and Neighborhood Partnerships” says that the separation of church and state is really important. If it really was such a faith based governmental position like his would not exist. But whatever. Just because you add the phrase “non-believers” to the end of a sentence does not magically make it OK. What a load of BS.

-FA

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Listening to Obama talk about jobs and shared prosperity yesterday reminded me that we are back in campaign mode and Barack Obama has started doing again what he does best – play the part of a progressive. He’s good at it. It sounds like he has a natural affinity for union workers and ordinary people when he makes these speeches. But his policies are crafted by representatives of corporate/financial America, who happen to entirely make up his inner circle. I just don’t believe this guy anymore, and it’s become almost painful to listen to him.
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 tobiaslane said:  Mega-overreaction.  Think about this  stuff.  Obama and the democrats did as much as the filibuster would  allow and we got more progress in the last 2 years than the previous 60.  Take a quick flip through whatthefuckhasobamadone… 
The picture above is a screen shot of the website the moment I clicked on the link. It goes without saying that Guantanamo is still open for business.-FA
PDBTW, the filibuster is not an article of the constitution. It could have been eliminated by a simple majority vote. Just saying.

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tobiaslane said: Mega-overreaction. Think about this stuff. Obama and the democrats did as much as the filibuster would allow and we got more progress in the last 2 years than the previous 60. Take a quick flip through whatthefuckhasobamadone…

The picture above is a screen shot of the website the moment I clicked on the link. It goes without saying that Guantanamo is still open for business.

-FA

PD
BTW, the filibuster is not an article of the constitution. It could have been eliminated by a simple majority vote. Just saying.

*Warning* Political commentary ahead.

I predict even bigger republican “shellackings” in 2012 if democrats keep rolling over like they usually do. Not even 24 hours have passed and this is what we get.

Remember that democrats won both houses of congress, most states and the presidency in 2008. What concessions or compromises did democrats get from republicans in the next 2 years? NONE. ZERO. ZILCH.

Democrats lose the lower house just one day ago, in a mid term election, and the President is all of a sudden tripping over himself to appease republicans. With that institutionalized lack of conviction and/or principles, Democrats deserve to lose every single time. And why not? Aren’t republicans in charge anyway even when democrats are supposedly in the majority?

Like the democratic blue dogs in this election the President will learn the hard way that winning an election with votes from the republican base will only happen after hell freezes over, and as we all know there is no evidence that hell exists so the more harder it is still. When will democrats actually act upon the principles they talk so much about?

-FA

With the Proposition 8 fight, Obama has fallen short in a different way, by his reluctance to join an emerging social consensus. Obama had previously criticized California’s Proposition 8, the ballot initiative banning same-sex marriage, as “divisive.” But his official position—which no one believes he actually holds—is that he is against legalizing gay marriage. Americans are changing their views on this issue with inspiring rapidity. Judge Vaughn Walker’s moving opinion provided an occasion for Obama to embrace the extension of equal rights to gay people. Instead, he slunk mumbling in the other direction. How dismal that America’s first black president will be remembered as shirking the last great civil-rights struggle.

apoplecticskeptic
Barack Obama’s redecoration of the Oval Office includes a nice personal touch: a carpet ringed with favorite quotations from Abraham Lincoln, John F. Kennedy, both Presidents Roosevelt, and Martin Luther King Jr. The King quote, in particular, has become a kind of emblem for him: “The arc of the moral universe is long, but it bends toward justice.” For all the carping about his every move, the only big problem with the Obama Presidency is the gap between what’s written on his rug, and what’s buried under it—the distance between the President’s veneration of moral leadership past and his failure, so far, to exhibit much of it himself.