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hikemanymiles 18 posts  |  Last Activity: Jun 13, 2014 10:29 AM Member since: Oct 18, 2008
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    I like Obama's demeanor

    by mister_vandervonholzen Jun 13, 2014 10:11 AM
    hikemanymiles hikemanymiles Jun 13, 2014 10:29 AM Flag

    Iraq is being over run by terrorists, Iran is getting the bomb, we've traded the five most dangerous terrorists in Gitmo for a known deserter and possible collaborator, illegals are getting free unhindered taxi rides into the country courtesy of the border patrol instead of being stopped, illegal executive orders have replaced legislation and the Constitution, illegal rules put in place by the EPA will shut down the coal industry and millions more jobs, energy rates "will necessarily sky rocket", any new jobs are almost all low paying part time service jobs, obamacare is a disaster even tho he keeps "delaying" the worst effects, 17+ trillion in debt, illegal felons being released by the tens of thousands. Welcome to the Obama's America, democrats/socialists/progressives included.

  • hikemanymiles hikemanymiles May 24, 2014 5:46 AM Flag

    Obama taking steps to fix VA hospitals:

    Obama to raise cash for Dems at Texas BBQ dinner
    By JOSH LEDERMAN, Associated Press | May 23, 2014 | Updated: May 23, 2014 4:30pm

  • hikemanymiles hikemanymiles May 8, 2014 9:10 AM Flag

    The GOP are the working people who pay the taxes for the 50% leeches who get everything for free, ie. Democrats

  • hikemanymiles hikemanymiles May 7, 2014 1:24 PM Flag

    ’600 page litany of doom’: Weather Channel Co-Founder John Coleman slams Federal climate report: A ‘total distortion of the data and agenda driven, destructive episode of bad science gone berserk’

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    "White House Climate Report" = ~ 100% political

    by hawcreekl2 May 6, 2014 6:38 PM
    hikemanymiles hikemanymiles May 7, 2014 9:33 AM Flag

    The Environmental Protection Agency's little-known Office of Homeland Security has illegally blocked investigations by an independent watchdog for the last five years, an inspector with the agency's Office of Inspector General will tell Congress Wednesday.

    Patrick Sullivan, the assistant EPA inspector general for investigations, is expected to testify Wednesday before a House oversight committee about the activities of the Office of Homeland Security, a unit run by President Obama's political staff.

    The office of about 10 employees is overseen by EPA Administrator Gina McCarthy's office, and the inspector general's office is accusing it of operating illegally as a "rogue law enforcement agency" that has impeded independent investigations into employee misconduct, computer security and external threats, including compelling employees involved in cases to sign non-disclosure agreements.

    "Under the heavy cloak of 'national security,' the Office of Homeland Security has repeatedly rebuffed and refused to cooperate with the OIG's ongoing requests for information or cooperation," Sullivan wrote in prepared testimony. "This block unquestionably has hamstrung the Office of Inspector General's ability to carry out its statutory mandate to investigate wrongdoing of EPA employees."

    EPA Deputy Administrator Bob Perciasepe was expected to tell Congress that the agency's employees work cooperatively with the inspector general and support its mission, according to his prepared testimony.

    Perciasepe assured Congress in his prepared testimony that the EPA remains committed to ensuring that the inspector general's office successfully roots out waste, fraud and abuse across the agency.

  • hikemanymiles hikemanymiles May 6, 2014 9:41 AM Flag

    U.S. businesses are being destroyed faster than they’re being created
    May 5 at 2:51 pm

    The American economy is less entrepreneurial now than at any point in the last three decades. That's the conclusion of a new study out from the Brookings Institution, which looks at the rates of new business creation and destruction since 1978.
    Not only that, but during the most recent three years of the study -- 2009, 2010 and 2011 -- businesses were collapsing faster than they were being formed, a first. Overall, new businesses creation (measured as the share of all businesses less than one year old) declined by about half from 1978 to 2011.
    firm entry and exit rates
    The authors don't mince words about the stakes here: If the decline persists, "it implies a continuation of slow growth for the indefinite future." This lack of economic dynamism, particularly the steep drop since 2006, may be one reason why our current recovery has felt like much less than a recovery. As Matt O'Brien noted on Wonkblog last week, annual job growth rates have stubbornly refused to budge above 2 percent for the duration of the recovery.
    The authors of the Brookings study dug beyond the national numbers to look at the change in new firms at the state and metro levels and found that they generally mirrored the national trends.

  • hikemanymiles hikemanymiles May 6, 2014 6:41 AM Flag

    Obama Supporters: Not Liking Mexican Food is Racist
    Video illustrates intellectual bankruptcy of playing the race card

    Paul Joseph Watson
    May 5, 2014

    A new video by media analyst Mark Dice shows Obama supporters in San Diego expressing their view that it’s racist to not like Mexican food.

    Dice invented the narrative that Republican Speaker of the House John Boehner had remarked that he didn’t like Mexican food and that Barack Obama had asked him to resign.

    “I think people in his district should consider voting for somebody else,” said one woman.

    Another individual is asked if such “bigotry” should be tolerated in Congress and whether or not Boehner should resign, to which he responds, “I think he should resign, enough of him”.

    Another woman called for Boehner to be “made an example of,” so that other people don’t repeat such comments in the future.

    Another man repeated the call for Boehner to resign before stating, “hail Obama!”.

    Dice was eventually able to find one individual at the end of the clip who remarked that it was “absurd to think that it’s racist to not like Mexican food”.

  • hikemanymiles hikemanymiles May 2, 2014 1:30 PM Flag

    The 6.3% number is based on the number of people who receive unemployment benefits, and not the actual number of those who are unemployed. They use this number to obscure the facts: (1) The actual unemployment rate is 37.2%, which is calculated in the same manner used to arrive at the 24.9% unemployment rate of 1933, which was the height of the Great Depression. 1 in 5 households still receive food stamps, and there is a growing deficit of $17 trillion. Inflation is causing substantial increases in the cost of everything, especially food, because the government has been printing money to pay the interest on the debt, which is decreasing the purchasing power of the dollar.

  • hikemanymiles hikemanymiles Apr 30, 2014 4:16 PM Flag

    The White House found itself on defense Wednesday following the release of emails tying a top aide to former U.N. ambassador Susan Rice's controversial Sunday show statements after the Benghazi terror attack.

    During those interviews, Rice erroneously blamed the attack on protests over an anti-Islam film. New emails indicate a White House adviser helped prep her for those appearances and pushed the "video" explanation -- and now, the White House is facing credibility questions after having downplayed their role in Rice's "talking points."

    During a heated briefing with reporters Wednesday afternoon, Press Secretary Jay Carney repeatedly tried to claim that the so-called "prep call" with Rice -- as it was described in one email -- was not about Benghazi. The prep session, he said, was just about the demonstrations elsewhere in the Muslim world that week.

    "It is not about Benghazi -- it is about the protests around the Muslim world," Carney claimed.

    The White House has said all along that Rice relied on the best available intelligence, from the intelligence community, when she discussed the Benghazi attack.

    But the documents obtained and released by conservative watchdog group Judicial Watch, as part of a Freedom of Information Act lawsuit, included a Sept. 14, 2012, email from White House aide Ben Rhodes, an assistant to the president and deputy national security adviser for strategic communications.

    The Rhodes email, with the subject line: "RE: PREP Call with Susan: Saturday at 4:00 pm ET," was sent to a dozen members of the administration's inner circle, including key members of the White House communications team such as Carney.

    In the email, Rhodes specifically draws attention to the anti-Islam Internet video, without distinguishing whether the Benghazi attack was different from protests elsewhere.

    The email lists the following two goals, among others:
    "Protect Obama from his failed polices"

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    by penma1 Apr 30, 2014 2:48 AM
    hikemanymiles hikemanymiles Apr 30, 2014 10:00 AM Flag

    The Environmental Protection Agency may have intentionally delayed issuing a regulation limiting carbon dioxide emissions from new power plants so the rule would not be finalized until after the midterm elections, a GOP senator said Tuesday.

    Sen. James Inhofe, R-Okla., sent a letter to EPA administrator Gina McCarthy questioning the agency's decision to submit the rule to the Federal Register on Nov. 25, more than two months after the proposal was released to the public.

    "Based on this sequence of events, it appears that the delay in the proposal’s publication may have been motivated by a desire to lessen the impact of the president’s harmful environmental policies on this year’s midterm elections," Inhofe wrote.

    Inhofe cited a Politico story about the delay between releasing the rule and submitting it -- a move that prevents Republican lawmakers from forcing a vote on repealing the regulation until January 2015 -- after the midterm elections.

    "Now, because of EPA’s delay, the proposal will not need to be finalized until well after this election cycle," the senator wrote.

    Inhofe said the delay contradicted congressional testimony provided earlier this year by McCarthy, who said the rule had been submitted to the Federal Register office "as soon as that proposal was released" to the public on Sept. 20.

    "If the rule was finalized by Sept. 20, 2014, the American people would have about six weeks to consider the negative impact of the rule on the economy prior to going to the polls," Inhofe wrote to McCarthy.

    He called the possibility of electioneering with the climate rules "deeply troubling."

  • hikemanymiles hikemanymiles Apr 30, 2014 7:16 AM Flag

    Obama’s pivot to Asia will lack firepower

    By Kristina Wong - 04/30/14 06:00 AM EDT

    President Obama’s pivot to Asia will lack a crucial military underpinning next year, when for four months, the Navy will not have an aircraft carrier in the region.

    Defense cuts have helped shrink the number of available carriers, alarming GOP lawmakers who are fighting the Pentagon’s plan to permanently cut the number of U.S. carriers to 10.

    They argue not having a carrier in the region for months at a time will send a signal of U.S. weakness, as China seeks to make territorial claims against several U.S. allies over the South China Sea.

    “Symbolically, the worst thing we could do around the globe is to take one of those carriers out,” Rep. Randy Forbes (R-Va.) told defense reporters on Tuesday. “We really need two or three carriers there.”

    According to Forbes and House Armed Services Committee Chairman Buck McKeon (R-Calif.), there will not be a carrier in the region for about 130 days next year, between when the USS George Washington leaves its base in Japan, and when its replacement, the USS Ronald Reagan, arrives there.

    They argue this would leave the U.S. with fewer options to respond to flare-ups.

  • Reply to

    bundys family moved from arizona in 1948

    by cloudyplayer438 Apr 22, 2014 1:58 PM
    hikemanymiles hikemanymiles Apr 23, 2014 7:12 AM Flag

    Benghazi attack could have been prevented if US hadn't 'switched sides in the War on Terror' and allowed $500 MILLION of weapons to reach al-Qaeda militants, reveals damning report

    Citizens Committee on Benghazi claims the US government allowed arms to flow to al-Qaeda-linked militants who opposed Muammar Gaddafi
    Their rise to power, the group says, led to the Benghazi attack in 2012
    The group claims the strongman Gaddafi offered to abdicate his presidency, but the US refused to broker his peaceful exit
    The commission, part of the center-right Accuracy In Media group, concluded that the Benghazi attack was a failed kidnapping plot
    US Ambassador Chris Stevens was to be captured and traded for 'blind sheikh' Omar Abdel-Rahman, who hatched the 1993 WTC bombing plot

    By David Martosko, U.s. Political Editor

    Published: 15:09 EST, 22 April 2014 | Updated: 17:29 EST, 22 April 2014

  • hikemanymiles hikemanymiles Apr 21, 2014 10:59 AM Flag

    Hillary Clinton blamed in USAID memos outlining chaos in Afghanistan aid
    Despite waiver, reviews find U.S. money at risk

    The Washington Times

    Sunday, April 20, 2014

    Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton, D-N.Y., reacts to supporters as she campaigns for Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Barack Obama, D-Ill., at an American Federation of Teachers Union rally in Cincinnati Friday, Oct. 31, 2008. (AP Photo/Tom Uhlman)

    In internal government documents with potential repercussions for the 2016 presidential election, top officials at the U.S. Agency for International Development repeatedly cited former Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton for setting into motion a policy to waive restrictions on who could receive U.S. aid in Afghanistan, resulting in millions of dollars in U.S. funds going directly into the coffers of Afghan ministries kn

  • hikemanymiles hikemanymiles Apr 19, 2014 8:25 PM Flag

    by Tony Lee 19 Apr 2014, 12:04 PM PDT 440 post a comment
    Three years before Matt Drudge changed the world and how news would be consumed, President Bill Clinton's White House feared that the Internet was allowing average citizens, especially conservatives, to bypass legacy gatekeepers and access information that had previously been denied to them by the mainstream press.

    The infamous 1995 "conspiracy commerce memo" tried to demonize and discredit alternative media outlets on the right to mainstream media organizations and D.C. establishment figures.

    The memo notes that the "Internet has become one of the major and most dynamic modes of communication" and "can link people, groups and organizations together instantly."

    "Moreover, it allows an extraordinary amount of unregulated data and information to be located in one area and available to all," the memo states. "The right wing has seized upon the Internet as a means of communicating its ideas to people. Moreover, evidence exists that Republican staffers surf the Internet, interacting with extremists in order to exchange ideas and information.”

  • Reply to

    Democrats and tinkle upon economics!

    by redrum_noa Apr 16, 2014 2:00 PM
    hikemanymiles hikemanymiles Apr 16, 2014 4:56 PM Flag

    By TAL KOPAN | 4/16/14 3:01 PM EDT Updated: 4/16/14 4:19 PM EDT

    Conservatives are crying foul over changes to the U.S. Census that will affect data on the effects of Obamacare, though the Census Bureau insists the changes have been a long time coming and are not political.

    Census Bureau officials said in an internal document that tweaks to the questions it asks to calculate the number of uninsured Americans means it will be difficult to measure the impact of the Affordable Care Act on the uninsured rate, The New York Times reported Tuesday, since the measurement will have changed in the span of implementation. The new methods are expected to lower the estimated number of uninsured Americans, regardless of the health law’s effects.

    The White House says the tweaks will actually improve measurement of Obamacare, but conservatives have called the changes suspicious, accusing the Obama administration of trying to mask the law’s true effects.

  • hikemanymiles hikemanymiles Apr 14, 2014 8:35 PM Flag

    Survey shows ObamaCare sending premiums rising at fastest clip in decades
    Jim Angle

    By Jim Angle
    Published April 14, 2014

    A recent survey of 148 insurance brokers shows that ObamaCare is sending premiums rising at the fastest clip in decades.

    "For the last, about, five years they've been doing this survey, so this was the largest percentage increase in any quarter since they've been doing (it)," says Scott Gottlieb of the American Enterprise Institute.

    "But at 12 percent, 11 percent increase on average across all the states -- that puts it at the upper end of any increase we've seen for decades."

    That is the national average in a survey done by Morgan Stanley. But in some states, it found rates are soaring.

  • hikemanymiles hikemanymiles Apr 14, 2014 12:39 PM Flag

    Obama has Proposed 442 Tax Hikes Since Taking Office

    Posted by Max Velthoven, John Kartch, Ryan Ellis on Monday, April 14th, 2014, 6:00 AM PERMALINK
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    Since taking office in 2009, President Barack Obama has formally proposed a total of 442 tax increases, according to an Americans for Tax Reform analysis of Obama administration budgets for fiscal years 2010 through 2015.

    The 442 total proposed tax increases does not include the 20 tax increases Obama signed into law as part of Obamacare.

    “History tells us what Obama was able to do. This list reminds us of what Obama wanted to do,” said Grover Norquist, president of Americans for Tax Reform.

    The number of proposed tax increases per year is as follows:

    -79 tax increases for FY 2010

    -52 tax increases for FY 2011

    -47 tax increases for FY 2012

    -34 tax increases for FY 2013

    -137 tax increases for FY 2014

    -93 tax increases for FY 2015

    Perhaps not coincidentally, the Obama budget with the lowest number of proposed tax increases was released during an election year: In February 2012, Obama released his FY 2013 budget, with “only” 34 proposed tax increases. Once safely re-elected, Obama came back with a vengeance, proposing 137 tax increases, a personal

  • Reply to

    meanwhile, at Al Sharpton's event....

    by seeburgc Apr 11, 2014 3:55 PM
    hikemanymiles hikemanymiles Apr 12, 2014 6:14 AM Flag

    Sharpton was ‘eager to sell coke’ in the ’80s: pal

    By Frank Rosario

    April 12, 2014 | 2:33am
    Modal Trigger
    Sharpton was ‘eager to sell coke’ in the ’80s: pal
    Robert Curington gives The Post his account of the Rev. Al Sharpton's involvement, inset, in coke trafficking.

    DURHAM, NC — A drug trafficker who worked for Al Sharpton’s nonprofit in the 1980s said that despite the preacher’s denials, he was eager to get a slice of the lucrative drug deal captured on FBI surveillance video.

    “It was greed. He just wanted money,” Robert Curington, 72, told The Post during a two-day interview at his North Carolina home, detailing for the first time how Sharpton stepped into the FBI’s trap — and was then forced to become a federal informant.

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