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Our Thug President - Breaking Laws Since 2008

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In reply to an earlier post on Jun 16, 2012 2:21:08 PM PDT

In reply to an earlier post on Jun 17, 2012 6:03:41 AM PDT
Ronald Craig says:
"[Obama] was totally unqualified"

Really? He's a

- natural born citizen,
- over thirty-five years of age,
- and had resided in the US for 14 years.

The US Constitution (remember that old thing?) says he's just as qualified as you would be. (There's a really scary thought, what?!)

"and quite open about a risky crack-smoking and bi-sexual lifestyle"

Really? So "open" that nobody at all knew about it?


Posted on Jun 17, 2012 7:05:02 AM PDT

The fifth richest man in Chicago, Ken Griffin, who raised money for both Democrats and Republicans in the past, has announced that his Presidential support this year is solely with Romney

In reply to an earlier post on Jun 17, 2012 2:57:54 PM PDT
A customer says:

Every smart businessman will tell you "No reason throw good money after bad."

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Posted on Jun 18, 2012 9:37:41 AM PDT
Superman -

You're welcome!
Valerie Jarrett is Obama's senior adviser and closest confidante in the White House. So the entire Obama family attended. Although Mayor Rahm Emanuel - who repeatedly clashed with Jarrett when he was Obama's Chief of Staff - was apparently not invited. He left town for the weekend, after mysteriously muttering, "Weekends, we know, have a spike in violence versus the week..."

Makes you wonder how all these monumental egos will be getting along next year, after Obama loses the White House and heads back (with Jarrett) to live in Chicago.

And you DO wonder about Team Obama's sense-and-sanity ...

In reply to an earlier post on Jun 18, 2012 10:16:27 AM PDT
Last edited by the author on Jun 18, 2012 10:35:37 AM PDT
A customer says:

Obamaland Chicago should be the model for every American city to AVOID. Chicago is the most corrupt "killing field" in America, run by the "Chicago Machine". The pensions are 80 billion dollars unfunded & the current budget deficit is 6 billion dollars. Like any good liberal Rahm Emanuel is proposing to SKYROCKET property taxes & continue right on adding debt, AMAZING.

When will reform sweep across Illinois? I am guessing November 6, 2012 when Mitt Romney carries King Obama's home state.


In reply to an earlier post on Jun 18, 2012 10:21:17 AM PDT
Ryan S. Hupp says:
"Considering that he's mysteriously doubled his financial net worth (from $6 Million in 2008 to $12 Million in 2012)"

It's almost as if he had written several extremely popular books, to which further attention was drawn when he attained a position in the public eye- for example, a Chancellorship, or Prime Ministry, or something of that nature. Mysterious!

Posted on Jun 18, 2012 11:02:55 AM PDT
Last edited by the author on Jun 18, 2012 11:05:47 AM PDT
Superman -

Great synopsis of Chicago! And now we can add ... legalized gambling, if Mayor Rahm has his way:
But Gov. Quinn says "the bill contains too much gambling and not enough oversight."
Ya' think? What's so hilarious, is that in Chicago 'oversight' means everyone's hand in the till. If any actual gambling revenue gets to infrastructure, it'll be just enough to justify keeping the Casino open.

Ryan -

Obama's 2008 worth of almost $6 Million does reflects $5 Million from books sales. But his income from book sales has gone down since then:

But somehow, between 2010 and 2012, with his books sales waning, Obama's now worth $11-$12 Million:
"The Obamas earned at least $1.1 million in royalties from books in 2010. On their 2010 tax returns, they reported an adjusted gross income of $1.7 Million. But their book royalties have dropped from 2009, when they raked in more than $5 Million in royalties."

In reply to an earlier post on Jun 18, 2012 11:06:29 AM PDT
Ryan S. Hupp says:
You do know the difference between income and net worth, right? If the Obamas took in >$5 million in royalties in calendar 2009 alone, that's a pretty good indicator where most of this money is coming from.

In reply to an earlier post on Jun 18, 2012 11:22:08 AM PDT
A customer says:

I think the last thing Obamaland needs is gambling parlors. Can you imagine the killings that would take place in the Chicago gambling parlors?

Atlantic City is over-run with crime surrounding the gambling industry & so is Las Vegas. It just don't get a lot of coverage. Not someplace one wants to travel too.

In reply to an earlier post on Jun 18, 2012 11:24:15 AM PDT
A customer says:
And the 750 million he raised in 2008 was just chump change I guess.

King Obama announced he was raising 1 billion dollars for reelection, did you ever ask yourself why one would spend so much for a 400k a year job?

In reply to an earlier post on Jun 18, 2012 11:26:49 AM PDT
Ryan S. Hupp says:

Okay, so you don't understand the difference between personal wealth and campaign finances. Good to know. MYSTERY: SOLVED

Posted on Jun 18, 2012 11:30:18 AM PDT
Ryan -

Yes, I know the difference between income and net worth. Obama's yearly income is pretty cut-and-dried, based on tax returns.

But his financial net worth is more mysterious, with the possibility that he's "worth" almost $12 Million. His book sales aren't bringing in more than $1 Million a year anymore. So where - and what - is this $10 Million in assets?

One story I'm following, is about the former mayor of New Orleans, Ray Nagin, who allegedly stole millions upon millions of FEMA funds after Hurricane Katrina. He allegedly conspired with his construction contractor brother-in-law to report homes "repaired" that were still in shambles. Nagin allegedly hid the FEMA millions in the Caribbean.

And Yes, Nagin and Obama are acquainted, and Nagin attended Obama's Inauguration. Nagin's no longer mayor, and the DoJ is moving very slowly on other New Orleans corruption cases from Hurricane Katrina involving missing government funds. It will be interesting to see if Holder moves all the way up the corruption-chain to Nagin while Obama's still in office:

In reply to an earlier post on Jun 18, 2012 11:30:28 AM PDT
A customer says:

You really don't think King Obama sifted off some donor cash for himself?

I was born at night, but not last night !

In reply to an earlier post on Jun 18, 2012 11:46:48 AM PDT
CH: "That is one of the big reasons I'd find it difficult to vote for Obama. Of course, I can't vote for Romney, either. This two-party system stinks."

Unfortunately, our democratic form of government was among the first developed and has a few flaws. Later systems are mostly parliamentarian which results in more than one party having power, including minority parties like green, etc. Changing it means a huge constitutional change. So, we have no make compromises. That is hard for some. I just look at the lesser of two evils. Romney's Republican party falls into the "so evil" category that I am easily able to support Obama.

And, compared to Bush, I find Obama pretty easy to deal with.

Posted on Jun 18, 2012 11:51:43 AM PDT
Last edited by the author on Jun 18, 2012 11:52:48 AM PDT
Superman -

Campaign monies are hard to account for. The law says they have to be spent or returned after the election. But Hillary just "suspended" her campaign, never shut it down, and Bill Clinton is still contesting over $300,000 in bills from his last campaign.
OBAMA'S FUNDRAISING TOTALS (as of April 20, 2012)
He's raised about $220 Million, and only spent about $120 Million. His campaign has no debts, and about $100 Million "Cash On Hand". This is undoubtedly for media-blitz ads this Summer and Fall.

57% of Obama's campaign contributions came from Large Individual Contributions, and 44% from Small Individual Contributions.

If you look at the last box on 2010 Personal Finances, it says Obama already has one "Agreement for Future Employment." A book deal?

In reply to an earlier post on Jun 18, 2012 11:58:24 AM PDT
Last edited by the author on Jun 18, 2012 12:15:51 PM PDT
Ryan S. Hupp says:
Marilyn, you yourself cited an article that mentioned an intake of $5 million dollars in a single year. Even if you assume that they made $1 million in 2010 and 2011, that's $7 million of your Mystery Cash right there (before any relevant taxes).


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Posted on Jun 18, 2012 12:21:11 PM PDT
"...if you assume that (the Obamas) made $1 million in (book revenues) in both 2010 and 2011 -"

They didn't. According to the article below, their 2011 "joint adjusted gross income" was only $789,674. About $400,000 of that is his Presidential salary, and they paid $162,074 in federal taxes.

So the $10-$12 million of the Obamas' net financial worth is still ... mysterious.

Posted on Jun 18, 2012 2:25:58 PM PDT
Ryan -


Homer agrees.

In reply to an earlier post on Jun 18, 2012 2:33:57 PM PDT
Ronald Craig says:
(Um... Kathleen, did I misunderstood what you were referring to by "huge constitutional change," or are you suggesting that our current two-party system is established by the Constitution? It isn't, actually.)

In reply to an earlier post on Jun 18, 2012 2:43:01 PM PDT
nameinuse says:
It reminded me more of what's going on in Egypt for example and how they're trying to institute amendments that require more than one party in the Parliament.

In reply to an earlier post on Jun 18, 2012 10:33:39 PM PDT
Last edited by the author on Jun 18, 2012 10:34:19 PM PDT
No, our two-party system is not established by the Constitution, but it is the result of the they way we vote for our candidates that is established in the constitution. It is part of the problem of being an early democracy. There are some ways around the problem like using instant run-off voting which could result in more 3rd party members of Congress, Governors, etc. Instant run-off voting is used in some municipalities. To have it affect the federal government, we would have to change our state election laws.

In reply to an earlier post on Jun 19, 2012 4:13:12 AM PDT
Ronald Craig says:
"but it is the result of the they way we vote for our candidates that is established in the constitution"

How so?

In reply to an earlier post on Jun 19, 2012 6:17:49 AM PDT
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In reply to an earlier post on Jun 19, 2012 12:17:25 PM PDT
We have a constitutional system that does not set up a parliamentary system like they do in Great Britain, France, Japan, etc. We are missing the parliamentary system.
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