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Friday, August 06, 2010

Forget the Change | While Michelle Obama Spends Your Taxdollars on Luxury Spain Vacation, Barack Obama Comes Home to Play Politics As Usual - The Chicago Way

63 comments:

Anonymous said...

How about that new 250 million dollar GM plant the First and WOrst's car co. is building with your tax dollars?.........In MEXICO! Think that has something to do with the border not being tended?

Anonymous said...

The First and WOrst first family certainly knows how to spend your tax dollars. Let them eat cake....only hope the results are the same. Off with their heads.

Anonymous said...

How lucky we are to have such a beautiful and intelligent first lady for a change.

She does a great job of representing the U.S,A.

Anonymous said...

As dumb monkeys go she certainly is tops.

Anonymous said...

This administration is proof positive that the Civil War was a mistake.

Anonymous said...

When did you hear and where did you hear about building the GM plant in Mexico?

Anonymous said...

Hypocrisy is the mantra for the Kenyan president and his chimp wife!
Social experiment tried and failed. Lets move on. No more muslims, blacks, liberals, etc...

Anonymous said...

beautiful = Orangutan.

Anonymous said...

4:17 Fox News. One of the only stations that give you the honest news.c

Anonymous said...

Where was the outrage when the Bush twins traveled out of the country on their summer vacations. Secret service, government planes and full security teams. They even had secret service coverage during their underage drinking episodes in college and when they lost their secure cell phone with the Presidents private phone number on the speed dial.

The facts are that this is not new - Presidential families go on vacation (covering their own personal expenses) while the government pays for security.

An entire army of secret service and presidential staff followed Bush to Texas (at government expense) when Bush spent his summers in Crawford.

Anonymous said...

It is obvious that this blog is populated by small minded bigots who cannot come to terms with the fact that Obama won the election. It is disappointing that too many people can only express themselves through bigoted name calling and lie about the FACT that Obama was born in the state of Hawaii. Bigoted name calling never advances an intelligent conversation. It only proves the name caller to be a small minded loser incapable of advancing an intelligent argument.

We put up with Bush while he lied this country into a war and drove the economy into the ground.

Every four years we have an election to determine the direction of the country. The voters determined that they wanted Obama. Accept that fact and then work to change it at the next election.

Anonymous said...

6:47From 4:17 to 8/7 @ 6:47am
Thanks, will start paying attention to Fox News.

Anonymous said...

When conservatives get annoyed because people say their hatred of Obama might be rooted in racism, I think of the comments on this blog and laugh.

Anonymous said...

people are only outraged by what this moron is doing to this country and saying. He's blamed Bush for everything, but hasn't looked at what he's doing to screw up this country and he won't take any blame for his actions. Again, history will prove what is being typed in this blog. He is already worse than Carter. They think they're royalty and better then everyone else, but if it wasn't for the corrupt Chicago machine and the corrupt demonrat party, he'd be back on the Chicago street corners slinging his socialist, views and maybe some crack. He can't even pronounce his good Greek buddy's name Alexi. Look at who he surrounds himself with: tax cheats, embezzlers, and other dishonest people and you'll have your answer.

Anonymous said...

Bigoted name calling never advances an intelligent conversation

I have no desire to converse with a baboon loving monkey in the first place.

I mean really did Tarzan parlay with Cheeta?

- just sayin'

Anonymous said...

It's so good to have these honest comments on this blog.

Most people deny their racism. Here it is open and ugly, for all to see.

P.S. Since when is Hawaii a province of Kenya?

Anonymous said...

If many of you are unhappy with where and how the Obama' conduct themselves, please let us know what the roles of the president and first lady should be.


I don't think the issue is their behavior or the decisions made, It is with the color of their skin.


If you don't like America's democratic process that elected our president, then work to change it or move to another country, but stop being a crybaby.

Anonymous said...

Uh idiot type person this is republic not a democracy and that is what is upsetting many of us, the trend toward becoming a democracy where a bunch of useless riff-raff demands the fruits of the toils of honest men who labor to improve their lot in life.

That is what so many object to about Obama. He believes in the tyranny of the majority.

Anonymous said...

Like both parties don't talk about what "most Americans" want.

Anonymous said...

"Uh idiot type person this is republic not a democracy"

I suggest you start by informing all the Republicans whining about Judge Walker's Prop 8 decision. Those people are the ones I see complaining most about the "will of the people" nowadays.

Anonymous said...

Judge Walker is a cocksucker and should have disqualified himself for that reason.

Anonymous said...

You realize his confirmation was originally held up because people thought he might be too anti-gay, right?

Rhetorical question, of course. You clearly have no idea.

Anonymous said...

8/9 12:07 From what I saw with my own eyes I am not so sure that Obama was elected legally.....thousands and thousands of people in vans voting "early" thruout the southern states....most with ACORN SHIRTS ON. GODS TRUTH.

Anonymous said...

Since McCain carried most of the southern states, the plan didn't work. Those electoral votes went to McCain. Obama only carried Florida, North Carolina and Virginia. The rest went to McCain.

Better luck on your next conspiracy theory on how the election was stolen.

Anonymous said...

Clearly, OpenlineBlog's readership, has done it again. Not only are several of the comment's here bigoted, racist and unFOXinformed bullsh!t, but also so very very off base. To call the President of the United States baboon or monkey, is, well, disgusting. Depending on what you believe, and I believe this to be correct, we all descended from apes. So if he is, then I guess we all are.

Back to the point of the headline. Mrs. Obama paid her own way. Her friends paid their own way. The Secret Service must also be a part of the trip, and their numbers are decided by someone other than she. She, and her family, have that right, just as you do, to go where they want to go and do what they want to do. If you were in a position of power, then you might have had to have security with you as well.

Anything else talked about their use of 'our' money is just bullsh!t. Get over it.

And why is it that there are never any ideas talked about on this blog? Why is it that everything that happens is spewed about but not one constructive idea is presented with the exception of general statements with no plan to have any of them workable? Is it because you simply need to bitch about something?

Personally, I believe that it is because you have no life.

Lastly. Most of you would benefit from installing a browser with spell check. Really. I suggest Firefox, but, maybe that's technically beyond your abilities.

Anonymous said...

7:35 - yur juz a nigga lovur

Anonymous said...

9:06 - And you're just low-class. Correct that. You're just no-class.

Anonymous said...

Hey guess what the hottest Christmas gift for 2010 is suppose to be. The Obama Christmas ornament. It is the gift all American wants.

Anonymous said...

I wonder how many people posting racist comments here are Teabaggers? Probably a good portion, according to the findings of a survey:

http://documents.nytimes.com/new-york-timescbs-news-poll-national-survey-of-tea-party-supporters?ref=politics

Anonymous said...

Better to have no class than be a nigger lover.

Anonymous said...

Looks like the FOX NEWS survey was correct. Something like 89% beleive that racial relations have declined thanks to........KOMRAD OBAMA

Anonymous said...

8/11/10 7:42 AM:

That racists blame a black man should come as no surprise to you.

Anonymous said...

One of the problems is, of course, that a significant proportion of whites don't want to actually talk about racial issues openly. Anyone who brings up racism is accused of playing "the race card" or of "bringing race into the issue," even though it's society itself that can't let go of race. It's almost as if they see mentioning racism as being worse than actually being racist.

This is true even though:

* Job applicants with stereotypically "white" names are up to 50% more likely to get a call back than those with stereotypically "black" names even if all other characteristics are the same (source: http://www.nber.org/papers/w9873)

* White applicants with criminal records are more likely to receive a call back than black applicants without one, even if all other characteristics are the same (source: http://www.princeton.edu/~pager/race_at_work.pdf)

* Black men with college degrees are twice as likely as their white counterparts to be unemployed (source: http://www.nytimes.com/2009/12/01/us/01race.html?_r=3)

* Chinese-Americans can earn as little as 60% of their white co-workers' salaries even though they have more education on average (source: http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2008/11/081112101339.htm)

* Lighter-skinned immigrants earn more than darker-skinned immigrants, even when other characteristics are the same (source: http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2006/10/17/AR2006101701257.html)

* Wells Fargo deliberately engaged in predatory lending practices targeting blacks, pushing subprime loans onto customers who could have qualified for prime loans while internally calling their customers "mud people" (source: http://www.racismreview.com/blog/2009/06/08/systemic-racism-banking-wells-fargo/)

* Applicants with white-sounding names are 60% more likely to receive a positive response from a landlord after a rental query than those with black-sounding names, even when other characteristics are the same (source: http://www.dailyestimate.com/article.asp?id=3708)

* Residents of St. Bernard's Parish in New Orleans conspired, though racist ordinances, to keep blacks from moving back into the parish after Katrina (source: http://www.theroot.com/views/keeping-st-bernard-parish-white?page=0,0)

* Blacks and Latinos are more likely to be searched by the police after a traffic stop, even though whites are four times more likely to have contraband such as drugs or drug paraphernalia (source: http://bjs.ojp.usdoj.gov/content/pub/pdf/cpp02.pdf)

* 80% of those the NYPD stopped and interrogated since 2004 were black or Latino. 90% of those stopped were never arrested or issued a summons (source: http://www.racismreview.com/blog/2010/05/24/stop-frisk-collect-data/)

* Even though blacks and whites use drugs at roughly the same rates, blacks are from 2.8 to 5.5 times more likely to be arrested for drug offenses (source: http://www.hrw.org/en/reports/2009/03/02/decades-disparity)

* Teachers have lower expectations for children with "black" names regardless of their observed ability, even when compared to other black children with less identifiably "black" names (source: http://www.nber.org/papers/w11195)

This isn't mentioning the many incidents of people in power making racist remarks (though I can provide examples of those if necessary).

America is still a deeply racist society, and it's much worse because the white majority prefers to pretend it's all in the past and squash remaining attempts to redress continuing (not past) grievances.

Anonymous said...

One of the problems is, of course, that a significant proportion of whites don't want to actually talk about racial issues openly. Anyone who brings up racism is accused of playing "the race card" or of "bringing race into the issue," even though it's society itself that can't let go of race. It's almost as if they see mentioning racism as being worse than actually being racist.

This is true even though:

* Job applicants with stereotypically "white" names are up to 50% more likely to get a call back than those with stereotypically "black" names even if all other characteristics are the same (source: http://www.nber.org/papers/w9873)

* White applicants with criminal records are more likely to receive a call back than black applicants without one, even if all other characteristics are the same (source: http://www.princeton.edu/~pager/race_at_work.pdf)

* Black men with college degrees are twice as likely as their white counterparts to be unemployed (source: http://www.nytimes.com/2009/12/01/us/01race.html?_r=3)

* Chinese-Americans can earn as little as 60% of their white co-workers' salaries even though they have more education on average (source: http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2008/11/081112101339.htm)

* Lighter-skinned immigrants earn more than darker-skinned immigrants, even when other characteristics are the same (source: http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2006/10/17/AR2006101701257.html)

* Wells Fargo deliberately engaged in predatory lending practices targeting blacks, pushing subprime loans onto customers who could have qualified for prime loans while internally calling their customers "mud people" (source: http://www.racismreview.com/blog/2009/06/08/systemic-racism-banking-wells-fargo/)

(continued)

Anonymous said...

* Applicants with white-sounding names are 60% more likely to receive a positive response from a landlord after a rental query than those with black-sounding names, even when other characteristics are the same (source: http://www.dailyestimate.com/article.asp?id=3708)

* Residents of St. Bernard's Parish in New Orleans conspired, though racist ordinances, to keep blacks from moving back into the parish after Katrina (source: http://www.theroot.com/views/keeping-st-bernard-parish-white?page=0,0)

* Blacks and Latinos are more likely to be searched by the police after a traffic stop, even though whites are four times more likely to have contraband such as drugs or drug paraphernalia (source: http://bjs.ojp.usdoj.gov/content/pub/pdf/cpp02.pdf)

* 80% of those the NYPD stopped and interrogated since 2004 were black or Latino. 90% of those stopped were never arrested or issued a summons (source: http://www.racismreview.com/blog/2010/05/24/stop-frisk-collect-data/)

* Even though blacks and whites use drugs at roughly the same rates, blacks are from 2.8 to 5.5 times more likely to be arrested for drug offenses (source: http://www.hrw.org/en/reports/2009/03/02/decades-disparity)

* Teachers have lower expectations for children with "black" names regardless of their observed ability, even when compared to other black children with less identifiably "black" names (source: http://www.nber.org/papers/w11195)

This isn't mentioning the many incidents of people in power making racist remarks (though I can provide examples of those if necessary).

America is still a deeply racist society, and it's much worse because the white majority prefers to pretend it's all in the past and squash remaining attempts to redress continuing (not past) grievances.

Anonymous said...

So much for that "comment was too long" error message. Sorry about that.

Anonymous said...

Ill bet that there were more whites voted for OBUMMER than blacks. Ill also bet that there were, by percentage, more blacks voting for OBUMMER than whites. Close to 80% as I recall. All proving that it was his skin color and not his qualifications that got him elected.

Anonymous said...

8/11/10 10:56 AM:

I suggest you look up what rate blacks usually vote Democratic. You'll find your answer there.

Anonymous said...

8/11/10 - 10:56 am
Blacks represent less than 13% of the US population. Obama received more than 51% of the vote. Since no more than 13% of Obama's vote could have come from Blacks, where did the other 38% of the vote come from?

Anonymous said...

where did the other 38% of the vote come from

Those represent the idiots in society.

Anonymous said...

Blacks represent less than 13%

But of that 13% what percentage of them are felons/ex-felons, morons, and welfare tarts?

Anonymous said...

8/11/10 9:57 PM:

Your racism is showing. You should probably read those links posted above if you actually care about facts instead of trolling.

Not that I imagine you do.

Anonymous said...

Go cock yourself.

Anonymous said...

See what I mean?

Anonymous said...

Hold on I gotta answer my obama phone, Shaniqua is calling.

Anonymous said...

America is still a deeply racist society, and it's much worse because the white majority prefers to pretend it's all in the past and squash remaining attempts to redress continuing (not past) grievances.

Who cares? I mean really. Year after year blacks are bitching and moaning, complain, complain. If they would pull-up their pants, stop listening to rap, learn to speak with axing people and using the f word 5 times in a sentence maybe, just maybe people would not reflexively screen them out.

The stereotypes exist for a reason and blacks have only themselves to blame. Why do you thing we have the Mexicans here? Because many blacks were too lazy to do a good job at even the most menial tasks they were assigned. You see were blacks dominate, Government, and almost to the man they are the reason Government sucks so bad and is so inefficient. Now a Mexican is ambitious and runs circles around your average black. They only place many Negroes seem to have ambition is the number of bastard kids they have or when it comes to shoving an orange globe through a hoop.

Seriously, my company has zero blacks because we have never seen one that was better than someone else applying for the job. Not that I do not think there are good ones out there, it is just finding them and we actually tried. But in the end when you match people up side by side, skill for skill most blacks are wanting.

And with so many young white kids getting tattoos and piercings my guess is pretty much all people will hire is college educated Latinos. They clean up pretty well all in all and work hard.

You looked at young girls today. Tramps stamps, piercings. Who wants that waiting on them? And the guys, a lot of freaks there too. Half of them act like fags.

The point of this is, blacks have made themselves int freaks and now white kids are doing it too. You wonder why teenagers do not get jobs these days - who would hire them? Most are freaks. Same with blacks. It is not their skin color that is the problem it is their behavior. Once you get exposed to that it is easy to avoid them based on skin hue or vernacular or name.

Anonymous said...

"Who cares?"

I suspect most of the Chinese professionals being paid less or the black professionals denied apartments that a white person would have gotten care, for a start.

"If they would pull-up their pants, stop listening to rap, learn to speak with axing people and using the f word 5 times in a sentence maybe, just maybe people would not reflexively screen them out."

You didn't actually read the links either, did you?

See, this is the problem. It's a racist dogwhistle--people saying, "Oh, it's not that blacks are inherently bad, it's that their culture is bad," like that's somehow better.

"Seriously, my company has zero blacks because we have never seen one that was better than someone else applying for the job."

Based on the rest of your response, I doubt that that's the reason.

Anonymous said...

Oh, and on the other hand the Indians. Now they look the same as your blacks more or less but they tend to be refined, educated and hard workers.

And they don't show up at the interview with a gold chain, a pattern shaved into their hair, their pants around their knees. Neither do the ex-Russians.

I should point out we have an IT company and yet guess what, baggy pants around their knees, axing me things, and wanting to know how much time off they get and if they can get an advance on their first pay check. Reading the above whom do you think I am describing, the Latino, the black, the Russian, or the Indian?

And you wonder why the stats are as they are.

Anonymous said...

And of course we have Obama. Butt ugly wife fits the stereotype. Lazy as heck, fits the stereotype. Screams racism, fits the stereotype. Given a little authority and lauds it over everyone - fits the stereotype. Has criminal associates - fits the stereotype. Lies all the time and constantly changes the story - fits the stereotype. Obsessed with baubles and living the high life - fits the stereotype. Rose o his position based only on skin color - fits the stereotype. Is a racist - fits the stereotype.

There you have it.

Anonymous said...

Hey since you like articles here is one you should enjoy...here is a hint, it is not about white people?

Africa
South Africa
Main article: Sexual violence in South Africa

South Africa has some of the highest incidences of child and baby rape in the world.[122] A survey by CIET found 60% of both boys and girls thought it was not violence to force sex upon someone they knew, while around 11% of boys and 4% of girls admitted to forcing someone else to have sex with them.[122] In a related survey conducted among 1,500 schoolchildren in the Johannesburg township of Soweto, a quarter of all the boys interviewed said that 'jackrolling', a term for gang rape, was fun.[123] More than half the interviewees insisted that when a girl says no to sex she really means yes.[123]

A number of high-profile baby rapes since 2001 (including the fact that they required extensive reconstructive surgery to rebuild urinary, genital, abdominal, or tracheal systems) increased the need to address the problem socially and legally. In 2001, a 9-month-old baby was raped by six men, aged between 24 and 66, after the infant had been left unattended by her teenage mother. A 4-year-old girl died after being raped by her father. A 14-month-old girl was raped by her two uncles. In February 2002, an 8-month-old infant was reportedly gang raped by four men. One has been charged. The infant has required extensive reconstructive surgery. The 8-month-old infant's injuries were so extensive, increased attention on prosecution has occurred.[124]

More than 67,000 cases of rape and sexual assaults against children were reported in 2000 in South Africa, compared to 37,500 in 1998. Child welfare groups believe that the number of unreported incidents could be up to 10 times that number. The largest increase in attacks was against children under seven. The prevalence of child sexual abuse in Africa is compounded by a belief that sexual intercourse with a virgin will cure a man of HIV or AIDS. This belief is especially common in South Africa, which has the highest number of HIV-positive citizens in the world. According to official figures, one in eight South Africans are infected with the virus.[125] Eastern Cape social worker Edith Kriel notes that "child abusers are often relatives of their victims - even their fathers and providers."[126] [126] Researcher Suzanne Leclerc-Madlala states that the myth that sex with a virgin is a cure for AIDS is not confined to South Africa: "Fellow AIDS researchers in Zambia, Zimbabwe and Nigeria have told me that the myth also exists in these countries and that it is being blamed for the high rate of sexual abuse against young children."

Anonymous said...

Hey since you like articles here is one you forgot to mention...

Part one:

Africa
South Africa
Main article: Sexual violence in South Africa

South Africa has some of the highest incidences of child and baby rape in the world.[122] A survey by CIET found 60% of both boys and girls thought it was not violence to force sex upon someone they knew, while around 11% of boys and 4% of girls admitted to forcing someone else to have sex with them.[122] In a related survey conducted among 1,500 schoolchildren in the Johannesburg township of Soweto, a quarter of all the boys interviewed said that 'jackrolling', a term for gang rape, was fun.[123] More than half the interviewees insisted that when a girl says no to sex she really means yes.[123]

A number of high-profile baby rapes since 2001 (including the fact that they required extensive reconstructive surgery to rebuild urinary, genital, abdominal, or tracheal systems) increased the need to address the problem socially and legally. In 2001, a 9-month-old baby was raped by six men, aged between 24 and 66, after the infant had been left unattended by her teenage mother. A 4-year-old girl died after being raped by her father. A 14-month-old girl was raped by her two uncles. In February 2002, an 8-month-old infant was reportedly gang raped by four men. One has been charged. The infant has required extensive reconstructive surgery. The 8-month-old infant's injuries were so extensive, increased attention on prosecution has occurred.[124]

Anonymous said...

Part two:

More than 67,000 cases of rape and sexual assaults against children were reported in 2000 in South Africa, compared to 37,500 in 1998. Child welfare groups believe that the number of unreported incidents could be up to 10 times that number. The largest increase in attacks was against children under seven. The prevalence of child sexual abuse in Africa is compounded by a belief that sexual intercourse with a virgin will cure a man of HIV or AIDS. This belief is especially common in South Africa, which has the highest number of HIV-positive citizens in the world. According to official figures, one in eight South Africans are infected with the virus.[125] Eastern Cape social worker Edith Kriel notes that "child abusers are often relatives of their victims - even their fathers and providers."[126] [126] Researcher Suzanne Leclerc-Madlala states that the myth that sex with a virgin is a cure for AIDS is not confined to South Africa: "Fellow AIDS researchers in Zambia, Zimbabwe and Nigeria have told me that the myth also exists in these countries and that it is being blamed for the high rate of sexual abuse against young children."

Anonymous said...

Oh and what percent of black girls are molested by their own siblings in the U.S.? I bet that is the fault of whitey too.

Anonymous said...

Interesting how it indicted I could not post the article in one chunk but then it did...

Anonymous said...

"Oh and what percent of black girls are molested by their own siblings in the U.S.? I bet that is the fault of whitey too."

Well, obviously not by their own siblings, but...

"Those inmates who were convicted of committing violent acts against children were more like to have been white, a percentage of nearly 70%, than any other race." (source: http://childprotection.lifetips.com/cat/63573/sex-offender-statistics/index.html)

So, yeah, on average it is whitey's fault.

8/12/10 9:58 PM:

Yeah, the same thing happened to me earlier. I don't know why.

"it is not about white people?"

How do you know? The article doesn't mention anything about race. It also has nothing to do with America, unlike all the stuff I posted.

Anonymous said...

8/12/10 9:28 PM:

Based on my high school, I assume you're describing the white kid. Then again, my high school was 96% white, so it's not a representative sample.

Note the key words there: not a representative sample. Anecdotes do not establish data patterns.

Anonymous said...

Sorry but racism is dead. We voted for the monkey king to end racism in this country. Too bad you guys decided you wanted a lying, cheating, talentless, lazy, effeminate moron to be your epitome ofthe african ideal in America.

We gave you your King, he turns out to be simply another fuck-up - so don't scream racism anymore because we voted to end it because we were sick of hearing about it. Blacks had their chance, they blew it. Deal with it.

Racism, nope it ended when we voted for Obama. End of story. All your pleas of racism fall on deaf ears.

Anonymous said...

I heard the obamas are going to the Florida pan handle, then there will really be an oil slick in the water...

Anonymous said...

I heard the obamas are going to the Florida pan handle, then there will really be an oil slick in the water...

You know why you will not see the Obama laying on the beach? The neighborhood cats keep covering them up!

Anonymous said...

Whats with this crap of OBUMMER honoring RAMADAN at the white house with a dinner? He can deny all he wants but he cannot hide the fact that he is a MUSLIM. And we are screwed.

Anonymous said...

Too bad the Muslams were so far away when this country was formed. Otherwise I'm sure there would have been an amendment excluding the practice of religious/political activities. Fact is you can't separate the two when dealing with the Muslams. That is there ultimate lie. And it is destined to ruin America.

Anonymous said...

Hey you know all those rag heads that are now drowning in Pakistan...they are the same ones that don't want us looking for the TALIBAN in their country or fighting there...they do however want us to help them in this situation.....I say screw them...don't waste our money there any more.

Anonymous said...

8/15/10 7:42 AM:

I hear there are Americans who are Muslim too. Confirm/deny?

"Otherwise I'm sure there would have been an amendment excluding the practice of religious/political activities."

You know religious groups aren't allowed to support specific candidates, right?

Do you think Christian groups should be banned from any political activity? I mean, I'd love it if Focus on the Family, American Family Association and other Christian pseudo-hate groups were banned from anything but sending out press releases, but I imagine that's not your intention.

"Fact is you can't separate the two when dealing with the Muslams. "

Hey, I hear we shouldn't elect JFK because he's Catholic! I mean, you know how they are--they take orders from the Pope! It'll be putting the Vatican in charge of America!

Oh, wait, that was wrong and so was your comment.