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2. Greg Abbott and the Republic of Texas

Greg AbbottIs Texas governor Greg Abbott spoiling for a civil war? Or has he simply caved in to the more unhinged elements of his constituency?

In order to “address concerns of Texas citizens,” Abbott issued an order to the Texas State Guard on Tuesday to keep an eye on Operation Jade Helm 15, an eight-week military training exercise run by four branches of the U.S. Military. “Jade Helm 15” certainly does have a sinister sound to it — especially if you’re a old white Tejano in thrall to talk-radio paranoia.

At a recent public hearing convened to address the concerns of residents of Bastrop County, Texas, where some of the exercises are scheduled to take place, an exasperated officer for the U.S. Army Special Operations Command tried to explain that Jade Helm 15 was not a preparation for martial law, nor was it a smokescreen to sneak ISIS fighters over the Rio Grande, or even a master plot to seize anyone’s guns. “That’s what you say,” grumbled one man who held up a Webster’s dictionary for reasons that presumably made sense to him. “Dissent is not a conspiracy theory,” proclaimed one sign from another perturbed local. Another read: “Don’t Train On Me / No Gestapo in Bastrop / Keep America Free.”

Alex Jones has got his listeners thinking this exercise is the first step to establishing martial law, and we expect soon Texans will be running down the street shouting “The federales are coming! The federales are coming!” Won’t that be fun?

Via Dallas Morning News

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Sam Reisman

Sam Reisman is the former managing editor at The National Memo, where he still writes the weekly "This Week In Crazy" column. His writing has appeared in Flavorpill, The Huffington Post, Columbia Daily Spectator, and Bwog. He was the publisher of the 2010 edition of Inside New York, an annual guidebook to the city for students and young professionals.

Since 2011, he has co-curated and hosted Peculiar Streams, a showcase for NYC-based writers, musicians, comedians, and filmmakers. He is a staff writer at Mediaite, and blogs at SamReisman.com.

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  1. FireBaron May 1, 2015

    I dunno. Maybe the military should use Jade Helm 15 to finally restore a sense of sanity to Texas.

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    1. jmprint May 1, 2015

      Please the idiots are already paranoid, no need in adding fire to the fuel.

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  2. Jeff Wolf May 1, 2015

    Reading “This Week in Crazy” every Friday morning has been one
    of my favorite weekly rituals for years and continues to be so. On the
    behalf of the millions of more or less sane Texans who do not believe
    the federal government is trying to take over the state, however, I
    object to your generalization based on the actions of a handful of
    right-wingnuts that “we expect soon Texans will be running down the
    street shouting ‘The federales are coming! The federales are coming!'”
    Certainly, I recognize the humor you intend in your remark, and I laugh,
    too. It would be nice once in a while, though, to see the entire
    state’s population not painted with the broad brush of idiocy. Wendy
    Davis did have a lot of support, even if she didn’t win.
    Jeff Wolf
    Abilene, Texas

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    1. Grannysmovin May 1, 2015

      Apparently not enough support otherwise you wouldn’t have a governor who governs by the rantings of Alex Jones and his tin foil hat follwers.

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      1. jmprint May 1, 2015

        There is a Southern Baptist grip that has been choking us since the early days. They won’t allow gambling because they are concerned for the people, there concern is that people won’t have enough money left over to donate to their upscale lifestyle.

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    2. highpckts May 1, 2015

      The point is she didn’t win which tells me that the wing nuts have taken over!!

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      1. Dominick Vila May 2, 2015

        Either that, or Democrats are not energized enough to go to the polls. Lamenting that a minority of disciplined, party loyalists, political extremists are gaining ground is not going to help us. We have to find a way to motivate Democrats.

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    3. idamag May 1, 2015

      I’m sorry, Jeff, but just like in Idaho, where I live, the nut jobs make the most noise and that is the view people get of us. Worse, just as you did, we send some real whackos to the state and to Washington.

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      1. Jeff Wolf May 1, 2015

        Right, idamag. From the general population, I don’t expect any better. My comment was directed to the National Memo editors, who aren’t contributing constructively to a serious discussion by perpetuating cartoon images that apply to the loud and stupid. I guess it’s the easy, knee-jerk thing to do. Good luck in Idaho.

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    4. Charles van Rotterdam May 2, 2015

      Jeff for me “This Week in Crazy” is a Sunday morning ritual along with the Sunday newspapers. Just goes to show that us Aussies are in advance of you Yanks, at least as regards to time wise if not socially. We’re getting there on the ‘marriage ‘equality’ thingy but not quite as far as you guys, but we also don’t have as many religious nutters as you lot.

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      1. Jeff Wolf May 2, 2015

        Hello, Charles. I have a friend who lives in Canberra, and one of our running joke/arguments is which one of us is behind or ahead. I’d say if you don’t see “Crazy” until Sunday, then you’re behind us because it’s posted here on the Friday before your Sunday. But then, it’s still Saturday here, so you’re ahead in that it’s Sunday in Oz. Can we send you some of our religious nutters?

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        1. Charles van Rotterdam May 2, 2015

          LOL, You can send them, just make sure the plane has enough fuel to only get half way, perhaps their God can give them enough power to get them the rest of the way.
          NO, I shouldn’t really say that, most religious people are good people, I just can’t deal with the zealots and nutters

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  3. Eleanore Whitaker May 1, 2015

    Too too too much petrochemical in Texas’ gene pool.

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    1. latebloomingrandma May 1, 2015

      Al those toxins spewed into the Texas air is causing some serious brain damage and mutations.

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      1. Eleanore Whitaker May 1, 2015

        I agree. Some, not all, Texans believe that “As Texas does, so the world must also.” Now really. Can you see those $500 Wall Street suits walking around with cowboy hats, spats and chaps sporting Mutton Chops? Or the business women in NY City wearing big big hair bleached platinum blonde and their bazongas hanging out all over the place? I’m sure that will look just dandy in their Evan Picone suits.

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      2. Independent1 May 1, 2015

        I’m sure that Texas being voted in 2013 and 14 as having the most polluted environment in the nation – with all the burning of coal by power plants going on that are spewing toxic fumes; all the fracking for gas going on that has been polluting wells and people’s homes – making hundreds very ill; all the well drilling and refinery work that constantly spews more toxins into the air and land – not to mention the oil spills that happen on a regular basis, sure isn’t making Texas the healthiest place for anyone in America to live. And you can top that all off with Texas winning the award in 2014 for having the nation’s worst healthcare delivery system. Wow!! and there are people who are really clueless enough to flock to Texas for jobs!!! Apparently not being aware of just how much danger their putting themselves and their families into with respect to their long-term health.

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  4. Aaron_of_Portsmouth May 1, 2015

    Its important that we don’t label all of Texas as some sort of “misfit” state, as was pointed out earlier.
    Its just that the leadership at the state level and in many localities, including religious leaders of the status quo religious order, are working in over-drive to taint the thinking of Texans to behave in a dysfunctional way. And given the boisterous nature of many Texans as a result of decades of “we’re the biggest state in the union” prior to Alaska’s statehood, there has evolved a sort of ethos among so many Texans who feel obliged to go over the edge with zany antics and bizarre outlooks on life.

    Perhaps there’s something in the water, the insidious influence of The Koch family, and the legacy of “Big Oil” and its devastating effects on the environment and air quality, that has a role to play as well.

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    1. Jeff Wolf May 1, 2015

      Thank you for that much, Aaron. As a retired editorial page editor from the era before newspapers became marginalized, I am saddened to see the inmates running the asylum in the state I used to be proud of. But from the Lies, Damn Lies, and Statistics Department, here are some numbers to consider. Texas has more than 13 million eligible voters. Only 2.8 million of those voted for Abbott for governor. That means more than 10 million Texans did not support him. Moreover, it means he has fewer supporters than the Dallas Cowboys (3.75 million Facebook followers). That’s what’s really scary.
      Best wishes, Jeff

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      1. Independent1 May 1, 2015

        Yeah! Among quite a number other important socio/ecomomic measurements where Texas compared very poorly when compared to most other states a couple years back anyway, among those measures was the Texas ranking of having the worst voter participation rate in elections in the nation.

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        1. Jeff Wolf May 1, 2015

          Yes, Independent1. You got it. The voting age population here is almost 20 million. In November 2014, there were actually 14 million registered voters, only a third of whom voted. That means only about a fourth of voting age Texans bothered. Really something to brag about.

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          1. Charles van Rotterdam May 2, 2015

            Probably a good case for compulsory voting like Australia

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          2. Jeff Wolf May 2, 2015

            A bunch of Texans would likely revolt if the government compelled them to do anything, even if was for their own good. And with all the guns they have …

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          3. Charles van Rotterdam May 2, 2015

            Probably a good case for decent gun control like Australia 🙂

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          4. Jeff Wolf May 3, 2015

            Too late, Charles. Way too late.

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  5. Grannysmovin May 1, 2015

    To the homophobes in this article; If God had thought homosexuality is a sin, he would not have created gay people.

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    1. highpckts May 1, 2015

      Oh but their argument is that gays choose that life style! Why, in God’s name, would anyone choose to be hated that much??? These people are NUTS!!!

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    2. PNUT1 May 1, 2015

      God is imaginary anyway.

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      1. Dominick Vila May 2, 2015

        A metaphor for the things we don’t understand and cannot explain.

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  6. Daniel Jones May 1, 2015

    Uh, excuse me? Bobby Drake dated Opal Tanaka!!

    There were paeans written about how horrible she was as a dresser, a person, and a romantic prospect.

    Frankly, his being gay is a relief. Now comes the acid test–does Marvel have the guts to have notoriously gay and only occasionally glanced at speedster Northstar try to hook up with him?

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  7. Daniel Jones May 1, 2015

    Okay.

    Texas? Aside from some southern towns *you people* let the Mexican cartels control, you’re already under federal control, as in *TEXAS IS A STATE* you blithering idiots!

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  8. highpckts May 1, 2015

    It just keeps getting better and better!! God forbid we have anyone of these buffoons anywhere near the Whitehouse!! They are mentally deranged!!

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  9. johninPCFL May 1, 2015

    Why only the railing against gays? The Bible also supports slavery (in both the old and new), so why isn’t Graham also clamoring for a return to the “Godly lifestyle” of owning other humans? If you’re going to be a crazy loon, why go at it half-hearted?

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    1. Michael Ross May 1, 2015

      Why only the railing against gays? Because American fundamentalists like Pat Robertson and Robert Lee are not interested in PRACTICING Christianity. They are only interested in BEING Christian, ergo the only things the Bible lists as sins they could give a flying crap at all about are the ones that they never had any urges to go out and commit.

      That’s why you hear Pat Robertson etc. squealing his head off about homosexuality, abortion and following other religions, but never say jack crap about lying, coveting, domestic abuse, and graft.

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      1. Poopoo Chichi Weenie May 2, 2015

        It’s been a while Michael. Glad to see you are still so pathetic. Eugene Krack (or should I say Geano Krack) is doing really well now. He has a lot of power on Google Plus, Twitter, ect. Heck, I bet he’s already forgotten about me. Oh well, I’m still a follower of Krack. He has friends that run a system with him. And one of them asked me to come visit you again so that I can get a SCREENSHOT of you screaming your blood vessels out back at me! Let’s not be a killjoy now Michael! Entertain us! ENTERTAIN US! Hahahahahaha!

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  10. ExRadioGuy15 May 1, 2015

    The claim/premise, “Texas is nuttier than we thought”, is a dubious one….

    Remember, Texas is a state where a good portion of its residents believe that it’s a “whole ‘nother country”. Back in 1869, the famous Texas v. White SCOTUS case was heard. The case involved the state of Texas suing the federal government to, get this and I’m not kidding, get the federal government to pay Texas’ Civil War bills! That’s when the third definition of Treason was established: secession.

    I keep seeing statements like, “Texas is turning blue”, meaning that the Republicans are going to lose their grip on the state and the state’s Democrats will take over. That may very well happen, but it’s not happened yet, as the state and city/county governments are still ruled by the GOP.

    For those of us who possess intelligence AND sanity, Texas is just as nutty as we thought. BTW: two days ago, I received my US passport in the mail. I asked then and I’ll repeat it now: does my US passport get me into the Republic of Texas?!? NDFL 😉

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    1. ralphkr May 1, 2015

      NDFL??? National Developmental Football League?? National Defense Foreign Language?? Nuclear Development Field Laboratory?? North Dakota Film Library?? Natalie Duffy Family Law (if in New Zealand)???

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      1. Poopoo Chichi Weenie May 2, 2015

        Same thing. Why don’t you work on writing a manuscript instead of arguing about politics like futile hooligans. HAHA.

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        1. ralphkr May 2, 2015

          How strange, PCW, in what way does your futile post answer my question about NDFL?

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          1. Poopoo Chichi Weenie May 2, 2015

            It doesn’t answer anything. I’m not here to answer your questions. 🙂 I am here because I’m pointing out that all these arguments are futile and that arguing about it isn’t going to change anything. None of you sops have any power to make anything significant happen, so zip it and live with it!

            Unless you want to be dumb and continue to waste your life participating in pointless arguments on these “political columns”. Lol. 😀

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          2. Poopoo Chichi Weenie May 3, 2015

            It doesn’t. I have no interest in answer YOU or any of your questions. Cause the fact that you see the need to waste DAYS of your life arguing about this already shows you don’t have much of a mind. 🙂

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    2. Poopoo Chichi Weenie May 2, 2015

      As far as all you need to know, nothing you say is going to matter because sadly, the world doesn’t revolve around you.

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    3. Sand_Cat May 3, 2015

      I like how the right – Texans prominent among them – whine and complain about the Muslims who supposedly come here and try to change our country and institute Sharia law, when Texas was founded by a bunch of US troublemakers who moved there and then rebelled against Mexico.

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  11. exdemo55 May 1, 2015

    THE CRAZY LEFT:

    The Messes Obama Will Leave Behind

    The list of unsolved problems is long and growing—and that’s not counting foreign policy.

    At last Saturday’s White House Correspondents’ Dinner, President Obama declared he was determined to “make the most of every moment” left in office, saying he had been working on a “bucket list” that included executive action on immigration and climate regulation. Aware that his critics believe he’s often acted lawlessly, Mr. Obama joked that the title for his list rhymes with “bucket.”

    Regardless of what items Mr. Obama checks off, he will leave to his successor a staggering array of domestic problems, some he ignored and many he made worse.

    Slow economic growth will be at the top of the list of problems. The pattern of American history has been that the more severe the recession, the stronger the recovery. Until now. In Mr. Obama’s recovery, average annual growth has been the slowest since the U.S. began compiling reliable economic statistics near the 20th century’s beginning—a feeble 2.9%. This year is off to an even slower start, with GDP growing 0.2% in the first three months.

    The number of jobs also will be on that list. It took from June 2009 to April 2014—nearly five full years—to get back to having the same number of people working as when the recession began in December 2007. That’s a longer period of time to return to the starting point than in any recession in U.S. history. Meantime, roughly 14.7 million people came of age without a job available. The last time the job participation rate was this low was 1978. A third of Americans between 18 and 31 last year were living with their parents, the highest percentage in at least four decades.

    The quality of jobs available will be another topic on that list. The Bureau of Labor Statistics says 4.5 million Americans were working part time for economic reasons in December 2007, meaning they could not find full-time work. Last month the number was 6.6 million—a 46% increase. More part-time workers are getting fewer than 30 hours a week, in part probably because of ObamaCare.

    Then there is the size of Americans’ paychecks. Inflation-adjusted median household income has dropped, from $54,059 in 2009 to $51,939 in 2013 (the latest year available), the only time this has happened during an economic recovery. The president who harps on inequality as a “defining issue of our time” has demonstrated that the middle class fares badly under progressive economic policies.

    Mr. Obama will also leave behind a difficult economic climate in which to start a business. According to a recent Brookings Institution study, every year of his presidency more American businesses have died—closed, merged or gone bankrupt—than have been created.

    The national debt has risen to 74.1% today from 40.8% the month he took office. This is the largest increase in a six-year period since World War II. The Congressional Budget Office says that within 25 years the public debt will exceed 100% of GDP unless Washington changes its policies.

    The ballooning debt reflects the administration’s—and the Democratic Party’s—deficit spending. Mr. Obama compliments himself on reducing the deficit to 2.8% of GDP in fiscal year 2014, down from 8.7%, 8.5%, 6.8%, and 4.1% in the proceeding fiscal years. But 2.8% only matches the average deficit for the last 50 years, and the decline is attributable in large part to Republicans’ controlling the House since the 2010 midterms and slowing spending.

    Also left for his successor are entitlement programs that will go bust: the Social Security disability trust fund in 2016, the Medicare hospital trust fund in 2030 and Social Security’s Old Age and Survivor’s trust fund in 2032. The president squandered six years by refusing to make modest reforms to hold down growth in entitlement spending while giving people time to adjust.

    Mr. Obama likes to claim credit for the slower growth in health spending, but economists suggest that is more likely because of the recession and the success of his predecessor’s Medicare reform, which helped seniors with prescription drug costs, resulting in fewer expensive hospital procedures and stays.

    This is only a partial list of the domestic challenges Mr. Obama will pass on to the next president and doesn’t include the long roster of international problems he has created, ignored or messed up.

    After this president’s six years in the White House the country is adrift, thanks to leadership that has been mistaken, insufficient or absent. While this is nothing to joke about, it is also a challenge to Republicans to share their own presidential bucket lists—on how they will clean up the mess Mr. Obama will leave.

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    1. ExRadioGuy15 May 1, 2015

      LMAO….Just spewing more the Fascist GOP’s “gaslighting” propaganda, eh?
      BTW: the more that the GOP’s Fascist propagandists spew this garbage, the more people will leave the Republican Party…. so, go ahead… keep talkin’ LMAO

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      1. Poopoo Chichi Weenie May 2, 2015

        Ignore Exedemo555, he is a useless person whose word has no power or meaning anywhere. 🙂

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        1. idamag May 2, 2015

          Right on, my friend.

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    2. Michael Ross May 1, 2015

      Your side is batshit crazy, ours isn’t. Get the hell over it ,tea-bagger.

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      1. idamag May 2, 2015

        Shhhh, don’t let him know he is crazy, he might go off on a tangent.

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        1. plc97477 May 2, 2015

          As long as he goes, I will be fine with it.

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    3. Independent1 May 1, 2015

      Of course like the good absolute crazy you are, you’re conveniently ignoring the fact that the GOP has worked 24/7 over the past 6 years to thwart any efforts that Obama may in any way make to speed up the recovery!!! HAVEN’T YOU LOWLIFE!! When are you people going to join humanity??? You’re noting but mentally retarded barbarians!!!!!!

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      1. Poopoo Chichi Weenie May 2, 2015

        Sorry, wrong person. You are good.

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    4. Independent1 May 1, 2015

      Slow economic recovery huh!! So then the recovery under Reagan must have been like a snailwalk. Obama has reduced a 10.1% unemployment rate to level lower than Reagan was ever able to attain (5.4%) even with 8 years in office. HMMM!! Saint Ronnie really wasn’t so great!!!!!!

      From Forbes:

      Obama Outperforms Reagan On Jobs, Growth And Investing

      Bob Deitrick: ”President Reagan has long been considered the best modern economic President. So we compared his performance dealing with the oil-induced recession of the 1980s with that of President Obama and his performance during this ‘Great Recession.’

      “As this unemployment chart shows, President Obama’s job creation kept unemployment from peaking at as high a level as President Reagan, and promoted people into the workforce faster than President Reagan.

      “President Obama has achieved a 6.1% unemployment rate in his sixth year, fully one year faster than President Reagan did. At this point in his presidency, President Reagan was still struggling with 7.1% unemployment, and he did not reach into the mid-low 6% range for another full year. So, despite today’s number, the Obama administration has still done considerably better at job creating and reducing unemployment than did the Reagan administration.

      “We forecast unemployment will fall to around 5.4% by summer, 2015. A rate President Reagan was unable to achieve during his two terms.”

      What about the Labor Participation Rate?

      Much has been made about the poor results of the labor participation rate, which has shown more stubborn recalcitrance as this rate remains higher even as jobs have grown.

      http://www.forbes.com/sites/adamhartung/2014/09/05/obama-outperforms-reagan-on-jobs-growth-and-investing/

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      1. idamag May 2, 2015

        A person who is hateful toward a race, a group, or other will never see any good in the object of their hate, no matter what facts you present. I don’t even read what these ideologues say. It is usually lies laced with hateful name calling. One of the Greek words for meek also meant teachable. They are not going to inherit the earth.

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    5. Rightazz May 2, 2015

      I kind of remember Obama took over a bankrupt america courtesy of the bush administration DE regulations according to fox news tea bagers this never happened

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    6. Poopoo Chichi Weenie May 2, 2015

      The only one that should “conveniently be ignored” is you and everything that you yap about. You are an absolute nobody. Your words don’t mean anything no matter how much “logic” you THINK you have. 🙂

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    7. luvcats13 May 3, 2015

      It seems your chief complaint is that President Obama hasn’t cleaned up the mess left to him fast enough. By all means, let’s go from this “slow growth” to the heart-pounding economic meltdown after the last GOP administration. OR, let’s just skip that part and let the Clinton economy take off from the runway instead of a deep ditch!

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    8. Sand_Cat May 3, 2015

      Another “book” completely unrelated to the topic.

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  12. Julieann Wozniak May 1, 2015

    I haven’t decided if Pat Robertson is suffering from some form dementia, of if he’s always been rotten to the core, and after 50 years of this crap, his brain has turned to a fetid gelatinous mass.

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    1. Sand_Cat May 3, 2015

      i UNDERSTAND THAT HE ONCE ACTUALLY SOLD EVERYTHING HE HAD AND GAVE THE MONEY TO THE POOR (seriously). But it’s obviously been a long, very steep decline since then.

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      1. Allan Richardson May 9, 2015

        He’s been “earning” it back since then, apparently, through the generosity of his marks — I mean viewers over many years. As he probably says in private, “There’s a sucker born-again every minute.”

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        1. Sand_Cat May 11, 2015

          I like that one!

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  13. idamag May 1, 2015

    Franklin Graham, reading the Bible to back up your hate is taking the Lord’s name in vain. If you purport to follow the Leviticus Laws, then you must follow them all. If you have ever indulged in ham for Easter dinner, then you have broken one of the laws. If your wife went out in public when she was unclean – before 30 days were up after the birth of a boy or 60 days after the birth of a girl, or while she was in her menses, then she has broken the Leviticus laws. If you love a good shrimp dinner, that is taboo. If you failed to offer a burnt offering to the Lord, then you are breaking the Leviticus Laws. If you do not treat foreigners among you as you would your brother, then you are breaking the Leviticus Laws. If you love having bacon and eggs for breakfast, well you will die, I suppose. Laura Ingraham, are you a product of the dumbing down of the U.S.A. or are you a perpetrator? Greg Abbot if you are part of the anti-government people, trying to destroy Democracy, you are jumping the gun and might give away secrets. J. Robert Lee, the first paragraph of this post pertains to you, as well.

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  14. Poopoo Chichi Weenie May 2, 2015

    The only “Nutty” people around here are all you lost folks arguing pointless debates over this. It’s not going to change anything. Your words don’t mean anything. It still is going to be the way it is. So do yourselves a favor and stop with these childish screaming matches against one another. NONE of you are important. 😀

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    1. Shadow Diver May 2, 2015

      Gofkyourmother you pompousass.

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      1. Poopoo Chichi Weenie May 2, 2015

        LMBAO, how about you! 🙂

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    2. idamag May 2, 2015

      Your avatar fits.

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      1. Poopoo Chichi Weenie May 2, 2015

        I know, it’s a “Character”. I’m just a little overgrown baby that doesn’t have time to argue with a bunch of retarded extremists about politics NONE of us can change. Least I know that. Haha. 🙂

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        1. Charles van Rotterdam May 2, 2015

          If you don’t have time to argue/discuss then your being here is futile

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          1. Poopoo Chichi Weenie May 3, 2015

            No it’s not, because I have filler people like YOU replying to me trying to “disagree” that this arguing is pointless. 🙂

            You all should be thanking me for pointing out the obvious that ALL OF YOU are WASTING YOUR TIME arguing about things you CLEARLY CANNOT CHANGE. 😀

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          2. Charles van Rotterdam May 3, 2015

            The more people discuss, the more people communicate, the more people agitate, the more we can change things. This is something we can do something about. Unlike you that refuse to see that change can happen through agitation. Otherwise you Yanks would still be under the Crown because according to you, it clearly cannot be changed

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          3. Poopoo Chichi Weenie May 3, 2015

            Agitation? What agitation? You don’t have agitation. You CAN’T trigger agitation. You are NOT that important honey! You are NOTHING. A NOBODY. That’s the truth. Nothing you say is going to impact anything or anyone. So suck it up and live with it. 🙂

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          4. Bosda May 15, 2015

            Open up, Poopoo Chichi Weenie!
            Tell us how you really feel!
            Share with us!
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            .

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      2. Sand_Cat May 3, 2015

        SO DOES YOURS: BLANK, FACELESS INTOLERANCE AND PARANOIA.

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  15. Rightazz May 2, 2015

    So gays are going to hell and will be there with 90 % of religious preachers so be careful little graham the ones you condemn today may be your butt buddy in your eternal life

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  16. howa4x May 2, 2015

    There should only be protection children and animals. Let consenting adults form the relationships that work best for them

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  17. Sand_Cat May 3, 2015

    It’s just that comic books are too sophisticated and complex for good old Franklin Graham. At least his father was fairly nice; not so little fRANKLIN.

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  18. Elliot J. Stamler May 3, 2015

    I’ve got no use for this extremist black bigoted preacher but I’ve got news for Sam Reisman…so far as I am aware nothing in the Old Testament, to which I adhere by the way, proscribes violation of the dietary (kashruth) laws as calling for death. Mr. Reisman who is either an atheist or perhaps, given his name, a self-hating Jew, or both, ought to know full well that first the dietary laws are obligatory only on Jews..not on gentiles and secondly violation isn’t a capital crime. It is extremist LEFTIST stuff like this that just gives ammunition to the RIGHTIST extremist like Robert Lee.

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    1. The_Magic_M May 5, 2015

      > given his name, a self-hating Jew

      But you’re not an anti-Semite, right?

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      1. Elliot J. Stamler May 5, 2015

        What foolish comments. No I don’t condone slavery which is why I do not consider the Bible inerrant..I consider it a divinely-inspired book written by men and neither a science textbook nor to be absolutely correct on some things including slavery. Address your comment to the Southern Baptist Convention and the Assemblies of God churches. Moreover like most religious people I find an enormous amount of good and wisdom in the Bible. And lastly, if you ever studied the Old Testament and the many books about it you would know that while it condones slavery it is even more about the clear duties of mercy and care bound upon slaveholders as to treating their “bondsmen” and also explicitly requires manumission after, I think it is, 7 or 8 years.

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        1. The_Magic_M May 6, 2015

          Ah, OK, that’s different. My bad. Slavery is all hunky-dory as long as you don’t own anyone for more than a decade and don’t treat them too bad, except for the not being free and stuff. Yes, your god is really down with human rights.

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          1. Elliot J. Stamler May 6, 2015

            Your reply to my intelligent and courteous comment simply shows you are both an ignoramus and an atheist who happens to also be without any class or good manners.

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          2. The_Magic_M May 6, 2015

            Sorry I hurt your feelings, Mr. Defender of Slavery.

            If you were a real Christian, you could not cherry-pick which parts of the Bible you “condone”. So it’s either all or none.
            If you cherry-pick, you are running your own version of Christianity, in other words, your own personal cult. Which still defends the Bible’s stance on slavery. Nuff said.

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    2. The_Magic_M May 5, 2015

      > the Old Testament, to which I adhere by the way

      So you like slavery which is explicitly condoned by the OT?

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  19. The_Magic_M May 5, 2015

    Gotta love the slippery slope.
    I mean, see it from the perspective of an old white Southerner – first you lose your precious slavery, then women get equal rights, then blacks, now gays, and who knows, tomorrow you can’t shoot unarmed blacks anymore or Democrats get a third Presidential term in a row, and it feels like decades a white man last was President. I mean, it’s really hell in a handbasket, the asspocalypse, right-wing Ragnarök.

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    1. nebulafox May 9, 2015

      Have you talked to any Southerners recently?

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  20. nebulafox May 9, 2015

    Jesus Christ. It isn’t really a wonder that American politics is so bitter when both sides hate each other like this.

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  21. dpaano June 8, 2015

    Yeah, they’re pretty much all crazy in Texas (glad my parents got me out of there when I was 3 months old)!!!

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