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Obama absent for start
of NATO meeting

The Hill, by Amie Parnes

Original Article

Posted By:Fiesta del sol, 9/5/2014 6:02:12 AM

President Obama was nowhere to be found during the beginning of a meeting of the NATO-Ukraine commission in Wales on Thursday. Obama was "noticeably absent" from the start of the meeting, according to a White House pool report, although U.S. Ambassador to NATO Douglas Lute was in attendance.Obama was late to the Ukraine meeting because of other meetings on Afghanistan and a meeting with King Abdullah of Jordan, according to a White House official.Back at the Ukraine meeting, leaders were addressed by NATO Secretary General Anders Rasmussen, who urged Russia to stop the "illegal" annexation of Crimea. “We call on Russia

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Of course he was.

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: pineledger, 9/5/2014 6:04:32 AM     (No. 9994342)

Regular MO. Ditch meeting. Play golf.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: Attercliffe, 9/5/2014 6:09:57 AM     (No. 9994349)

That man has so many black marks on the Protocol Section of his bio, it´s beginning to resemble a power blackout.

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Reply 3 - Posted by: planetgeo, 9/5/2014 6:16:07 AM     (No. 9994358)

Taking a Reggie break?

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Reply 4 - Posted by: Keekng, 9/5/2014 6:33:15 AM     (No. 9994374)

He did say the NATO meetings are boring, right? Small consolation but I am sure glad I voted for the other guy.

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Reply 5 - Posted by: privateer, 9/5/2014 6:34:55 AM     (No. 9994376)

Wales is a beautiful country; no doubt there are some fine golf courses. Or he was busy kissing some muzlimb king´s ring.

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Reply 6 - Posted by: SoCalGal, 9/5/2014 6:36:27 AM     (No. 9994377)

He was photographed arriving at Cardiff Castle for a "working dinner". Guess they felt a need to show him "in action".

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Reply 7 - Posted by: Malia2012, 9/5/2014 6:41:56 AM     (No. 9994389)

He was "chillin´" and taking a little hit of the "dream pipe". Bet he was not happy to have to come back down to reality and attend the NATO meeting with a bunch of boring "world leaders"! Ahh, such is the price of "leadership".

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Reply 8 - Posted by: Tanker76, 9/5/2014 6:52:44 AM     (No. 9994401)

Even if he was present he wouldn´t be there.

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Reply 9 - Posted by: Periwinkel, 9/5/2014 7:11:46 AM     (No. 9994413)

Barry doesn´t start his day before noon...ever. If this was a morning meeting he just didn´t bother.

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Reply 10 - Posted by: jinx, 9/5/2014 7:30:47 AM     (No. 9994429)

I read that he was incoherent on a bizarre phone call with PM Cammeron while in route to the meetings. He must be on something. It won´t be the first time.

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Reply 11 - Posted by: ROLFnader, 9/5/2014 7:31:43 AM     (No. 9994430)

It took longer than they thought to disentangle him from Prince Charles.

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Reply 12 - Posted by: mws50, 9/5/2014 7:33:48 AM     (No. 9994431)

He must have gotten side-tracked at the men´s sauna...

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Reply 13 - Posted by: winnie1, 9/5/2014 7:35:46 AM     (No. 9994433)

Not to worry, he found a golf course.

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Reply 14 - Posted by: beca, 9/5/2014 7:53:01 AM     (No. 9994450)

he was missing the night of benghazi too.....disappearing act

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Reply 15 - Posted by: Garage Logician, 9/5/2014 7:57:50 AM     (No. 9994456)

He´s strung out. They´re walking him around. Takes time. So he´s late.

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Reply 16 - Posted by: lana720, 9/5/2014 8:00:11 AM     (No. 9994459)

Maybe his security clearance isn´t high enough to attend that level of meeting? Just send him the filtered exec summary.

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Reply 17 - Posted by: melman, 9/5/2014 8:16:46 AM     (No. 9994476)

Has anyone checked or made a correlation to his disappearances/tardiness to the call to prayer? Maybe´s hiding out with his prayer rug in a closet somewhere?

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Reply 18 - Posted by: Rinktum, 9/5/2014 8:17:08 AM     (No. 9994477)

Obama cannot be expected to behave as all other Presidents before him have. It is simply racist to expect him to actually do the job he was elected to do. Obama lacks that one trait that every president has had, a sense of duty. Obama feels no obligation to do anything. He believes it is a gift to the world when he just shows up.

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Reply 19 - Posted by: cheese, 9/5/2014 8:31:33 AM     (No. 9994492)

Oh, the holier-than-thou tone here is amazing. How many of you have NEVER missed a NATO meeting yourselves, after accidentally double-booking a hair appointment or forgetting that you had to drop off a child at softball practice?

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Reply 20 - Posted by: Heraclitus, 9/5/2014 8:43:38 AM     (No. 9994506)

We still don´t know where he was as our Ambassador at Benghazi was brutally murdered and his would-be rescuers died fighting, without help being sent.

And, we know that he is not a morning person, so to speak. He has a long work-out session (so they say) and only ambles into the Office at 10-ish. maybe.

He IS absent.



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Reply 21 - Posted by: Udanja99, 9/5/2014 9:01:54 AM     (No. 9994527)

They must have some really good choom in Wales.

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Reply 22 - Posted by: tatterdemalion, 9/5/2014 9:02:11 AM     (No. 9994529)

It is pure paranoia on my part...

But I will not be surprized to find out (one day) that the reason that Obama is late for all these meetings has something to do with Islam.

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Reply 23 - Posted by: Udanja99, 9/5/2014 9:03:55 AM     (No. 9994532)

Or he drank too much at the "working dinner". Remember, he likes Martinis and the WH doctor told him to moderate his drinking, which means that he drinks too much.

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Reply 24 - Posted by: Patchy Groundfog, 9/5/2014 9:06:48 AM     (No. 9994536)

On the contrary: he was spending a few extra minutes determining the order of persons to whom he would bow.

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Reply 25 - Posted by: gusman, 9/5/2014 9:07:50 AM     (No. 9994539)

Heard a very accurate description of Obama: He is like Clarence the guardian angel from "It´s a Wonderful Life" giving the world a glimpse of what the world would look like it America existed the world stage. World going to heck in a hand bag- Russia attacks neighbors, China expanding influence, Middle East on fire, USA invaded from the South, race riots in mid West, etc.

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Reply 26 - Posted by: Jebediah, 9/5/2014 9:08:44 AM     (No. 9994541)

RIGHT! Don´t people understand that Obama is KING! He runs by rules nobody else else has to abide with........look at his notoriously late press conferences here, the epitomy of rudeness, This is just the next step up for someone so entitled and narcissistic.

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Reply 27 - Posted by: Adam, 9/5/2014 9:15:37 AM     (No. 9994550)

No President (and I have lived through 11 Presidents, that´s 1/4 of the total in U.S. History) has ever depressed me as has this one. Others got me angry. In fact, at one time or another, all of them got me angry. but something SOMETHING was worthy of them even if, in the case of Clinton, it was only his people skills (please no mood for jokes) and, when he had no choice, his adversarial but working relationship with Gingrich (and that is our system of checks and balances). the worst was LBJ but he was, at least, a man….an impressive MAN. (don´t do any post-modern BS gender stuff on me. I will take Baroness Thatcher in a heartbeat). That is, he worked, He tried. He made massive mistakes but also did some massive (well maybe one) things well (voting rights act 1965) . But Obama is a lazy scarecrow of a petulant nonentity. That such a great nation should be led by such a cipher makes me want to put my head under the covers or just want footage of sports from the 1950´s just to get to January 20 2017. But by then, what will we be?

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Reply 28 - Posted by: congar, 9/5/2014 9:17:22 AM     (No. 9994553)

Sounds like Captain Zero was busy bowing and kissing some Muslim’s ring. You have to keep your priorities straight.

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Reply 29 - Posted by: starboard, 9/5/2014 9:24:17 AM     (No. 9994566)

He had someone vote present for him.

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Reply 30 - Posted by: The Patriot Code, 9/5/2014 9:26:30 AM     (No. 9994572)

Amazing. He can´t even vote "present" anymore.

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Reply 31 - Posted by: steveW, 9/5/2014 9:30:28 AM     (No. 9994580)

Honest historians will look back on the national embarrassment that were the Obama years and note that Dear Leader Barack Hussein was never, in fact, the leader of the Free World - he was the leader of the Socialist Internationale. A different agenda, entirely.

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Reply 32 - Posted by: nightvision, 9/5/2014 9:30:51 AM     (No. 9994581)

#24, where did you hear that?
I´m not suggesting it´s not true, but I missed that one, and am genuinely interested.

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Reply 33 - Posted by: chicodon, 9/5/2014 9:31:15 AM     (No. 9994582)

I´m waiting before I fall for the spin that Obama is "coalition building". I think it´s the other way around. NATO members are trying to bring him into a coalition. Whatever happens, the NYT will spin it as a result of Obama´s leadership skills.

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Reply 34 - Posted by: mickturn, 9/5/2014 9:45:47 AM     (No. 9994617)

Is there such a thing as a ´Golf Hangover´?

I suspect it is just pure laziness and disrespect for everyone present.

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Reply 35 - Posted by: Eheu Fugaces, 9/5/2014 9:52:25 AM     (No. 9994632)

Chapter MCVX entitled "What, Me Worry?" of that great work in progress, "The Alfred E. Neumann Presidency". And also Chapter MCVXI, "Giving the World the Finger For Fun and Profit".

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Reply 36 - Posted by: nongreenrunner, 9/5/2014 10:00:58 AM     (No. 9994643)

A quick google search reveals there are 6 golf courses in and around Newport, Wales...

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Reply 37 - Posted by: strike3, 9/5/2014 10:03:11 AM     (No. 9994650)

According to the MSM, O´dufus organized these meetings. It´s more like Valerie Jarrett made him go, for appearances sake, to try to convince us that he actually cares about Americans being murdered and beheaded.

"he is not a morning person." That´s beautiful. I don´t think he really has a time of day to be cognizant of anything. The chemical assistance puts him into motion but nothing really functions beyond that.

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Reply 38 - Posted by: P51DMustang, 9/5/2014 10:16:28 AM     (No. 9994670)

Stinky is mentally ill and unfit for command. He needs a complete mental health evauation.

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Reply 39 - Posted by: gerty, 9/5/2014 10:40:26 AM     (No. 9994710)

Take a look at him---he has never appeared so thin! I would not be surprised if they were keeping him drugged up just to make an appearance.

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Reply 40 - Posted by: Arby, 9/5/2014 10:40:29 AM     (No. 9994711)

He was checking with President Jarrett to find out what he should say.

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Reply 41 - Posted by: grady, 9/5/2014 10:51:55 AM     (No. 9994736)

He´s got a serious mental and physical problem that they keep hiding.
"nowhere to be found during the beginning of a meeting"
sounds a lot like the night of Benghazi.

Some way he needs to be removed from duty.
With a congress that refuses to keep him in check we
can´t last 2 years until he´s gone.

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Reply 42 - Posted by: M2, 9/5/2014 11:06:09 AM     (No. 9994763)

"Absent" is his middle name. He´s absent from being engaged, he´s absent where he should be present, he´s absent a conscience, he´s absent from the effects of his own policies, and he is absent a strategy for rejuvenating America.

THEORY: He is absent from the NATO meeting because he knows he is among heavy-hitters and he no longer is one.

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Reply 43 - Posted by: sorosisbehindit, 9/5/2014 11:53:07 AM     (No. 9994832)

It was probably his quintessential arrogance, which we have come to know and hate in this country.

The most important person usually shows up last because his/her time is soooo valuable. That is why we often wait for an hour past our appointment time at the doctor.

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Reply 44 - Posted by: nerdowell, 9/5/2014 11:57:43 AM     (No. 9994844)

#11

Where did you read that?
I could find nothing on Google.

It wouldn´t be the first time. Anyone remember the phone chat he had with some sports announcer during the Winter Olympics? He was obviously blitzed and mocked Putin. Weeks later Putin began his take-over of the Ukraine.

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Reply 45 - Posted by: Mainelysane, 9/5/2014 1:01:29 PM     (No. 9994964)

Golf. I know it. You know it. The whole world knows it. I love golf, but he makes me embarrassed.

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Reply 46 - Posted by: wexfordcounty, 9/5/2014 1:02:20 PM     (No. 9994965)

Maybe his white suit wasn´t back from the cleaners yet.

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Reply 47 - Posted by: Mother of AL, 9/5/2014 1:15:07 PM     (No. 9994997)

There are some really good propositions here. My bet is Reggie or similar. I think the schmuck is ill. He looks very bad in his face. Very pale, drawn, circles under eyes. Eyes look bad. If I had a patient whose eyes had the drawn look of his, i would be very concerned. If only he has a terminal disease. That´s the only way we can get him out of office and not have a certain part of our population rise up and riot. Used to worry about Biden, but NOBODY could be this bad, except Holder and by God´s grace and the wisdom of the Founding Fathers, he is not in the succession line.

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Reply 48 - Posted by: dbdiva, 9/5/2014 1:27:42 PM     (No. 9995016)

Several months ago I read that he certainly does not command the respect from world leaders at these meeting as did President Reagan (gee.... I wonder why?)Since he doesn´t receive the adulation to which he believes he is due he bagged it in an "I´ll show THEM" snit.
The ´man´ is so inconsequential I´m surprised his absence was noticed.

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Reply 49 - Posted by: paral04, 9/5/2014 1:47:47 PM     (No. 9995055)

That man has the attention span of a gnat. He is there to meet with NATO at huge expense to the US taxpayer. We need a taxpayer revolt. I´m tired if his throwing our money away.

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Reply 50 - Posted by: LC Chihuahua, 9/5/2014 1:50:54 PM     (No. 9995060)

He did not want to take any questions from his NATO allies. It would show that he has no intention to really fight ISIS or to stand up to Russia. His inaction speaks volumes. What do the other NATO members think? Have to wonder what NATO can do without the United States. Have to wonder if the United States would try to block NATO actions in some underhanded way.

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Reply 51 - Posted by: Ichiban, 9/5/2014 2:51:32 PM     (No. 9995135)

An empty chair. Always an empty chair.

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Reply 52 - Posted by: JediJerry, 9/5/2014 2:59:32 PM     (No. 9995143)

Still high and hung over from partying all night with his Secret Service buds.

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Reply 53 - Posted by: radrelic, 9/5/2014 3:34:34 PM     (No. 9995180)

His absence didn´t alter anything that was to be done? His allegiance is to the socialistic/black, Muslim, Jarrett, Ayers, Clinton cabal of 1979 news article IMO.

He will give money but not anything that looks like he is agreeing with full military use.

350 men to Baghdad to guard our embassy? Reminds me of the approx 250 who were sent to Marine barracks in Lebanon.

Puppet but whose?

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Reply 54 - Posted by: TXknitter, 9/5/2014 4:44:17 PM     (No. 9995241)

This meeting is mostly partying and empty schmoozing. We all know it. However, Obama could at least join the other leaders in presenting an appearance of working and preparing important actions. Nah. The docs I know all concur that something is seriously physically wrong with the President. His mental state is certainly suspect. He looks strung out to me - whether it´s drugs or partying, I don´t know. I don´t like him but he is suffering.

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Reply 55 - Posted by: Sig94, 9/5/2014 5:43:22 PM     (No. 9995317)

The President Who Wasn´t There

Yesterday, NATO had an empty chair,
America´s President wasn´t there.
He wasn´t there again today,
I wish, I wish he´d go away...

He spends much of his time on a golf tee,
The President isn´t there for you and me.
And when they looked around NATO´s hall,
They couldn´t see him there at all!
Go away, go away, don´t you come back any more!
For you only protect traitors like Sgt. Bergdahl!

Francis Scott Key wrote our anthem by the rocket´s red glare,
But now we have a President who isn´t there,
He wasn´t there again today
Oh, how I wish he´d go away...

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Reply 56 - Posted by: web, 9/5/2014 5:56:16 PM     (No. 9995330)

"...busy bowing and kissing some muslim´s ring" Oh, is that what they´re calling it these days?
Hey, I´ve NEVER missed a NATO meeting, and I never will.

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Reply 57 - Posted by: Dodge Boy, 9/5/2014 7:27:06 PM     (No. 9995438)

Obie was absent for the start of the NATO meeting. What else is new? Bad habits are hard to break. Wouldn´t have anything to do with 18 holes out on the links, would it? How come Obie´s schedule so full of more important "meetings"?

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Reply 58 - Posted by: preciosodrogas, 9/5/2014 7:33:39 PM     (No. 9995444)

Type in - Obama doctors also recommended moderation of alcohol intake - and you will find lots of sources. From March 1, 2010, IIRC.

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Reply 59 - Posted by: dudette4freedom, 9/5/2014 7:45:50 PM     (No. 9995459)

is it possible the dude has Parkinson´s? His dependence on teleprompter his nonsense talk which the media covers up, he acts stoned so much, he has to take it easy as people w/P do. Im serious, not being sarcastic...it´s a thought.

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Reply 60 - Posted by: TarAndFeathers, 9/5/2014 8:32:04 PM     (No. 9995520)

So many uncharitable remarks.
The poor schmuck probably wasn´t invited.

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Reply 61 - Posted by: Charactercounts, 9/6/2014 12:11:54 AM     (No. 9995641)

Chooming in another room?

#60, years ago, I recall reading an account by someone who visited Obama in his home office, if I recall correctly. They said that while they waited for him, they couldn´t help noticing all the books and papers in the room about Parkinson´s disease. The interesting thing, I think, is that I have read that there is a form of Parkinson´s caused by heavy drug use.

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Reply 62 - Posted by: shimmer128, 9/6/2014 2:33:48 AM     (No. 9995700)

He´s too IMPO´TANT to be on time like an adult, don´t you know that?!

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Reply 63 - Posted by: MirJoy, 9/6/2014 9:21:52 AM     (No. 9995907)

I think I remember Bush, Reagan, and other Presidents coming out from their annual physical waving as if they passed with flying colors - or something - maybe I dreamed it, but Obama has access to the finest medical care in the world, and I cannot remember the last time it was reported that he had an annual physical.

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Reply 64 - Posted by: WimeTarmerFable, 9/6/2014 9:49:17 AM     (No. 9995944)

Just one question, what is his schedule for Thursday?

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Reply 65 - Posted by: winnie1, 9/6/2014 10:39:01 AM     (No. 9996019)

Opie was found 2 hours later on the 18 Hole playing golf. His caddie Valarie Jarrett said no problem he was keeping up with the news watching CNN in the clubhouse.

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Reply 66 - Posted by: rochow, 9/6/2014 11:22:12 AM     (No. 9996079)

Sleeping? After all that golfing which ´clears the head´ one gets really tired! Let´s face it, who are all those little Nato nobodies when a messiah walks among them. He might have been busy parting waters or trying to learn how to walk on water. The former community organizer really does not have time for all this ´little´ stuff,the amateur is ´cool´ and so above it.

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Reply 67 - Posted by: laurahome, 9/6/2014 5:33:25 PM     (No. 9996406)

He needs to be out of office. We are the strongest country on earth and his actions are not appropriate for a president.

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Reply 68 - Posted by: harper, 9/6/2014 6:03:54 PM     (No. 9996438)

Well it was just boring complicated stuff he wouldn´t understand anyway.

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Reply 69 - Posted by: Ida Lil, 9/6/2014 6:07:15 PM     (No. 9996443)

HIV infection -- read symptoms and those more in danger from it.

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Posted By: Fiesta del sol- 9/12/2014 5:53:21 AM     Post Reply
Arizona´s entire congressional delegation sent a letter Thursday to Veterans Affairs Secretary Robert McDonald urging him to name a permanent leader of the Phoenix VA medical center to replace Director Sharon Helman even though she remains on the agency´s payroll. The letter, unusual in its bipartisan consensus, notes that two temporary bosses have overseen the beleaguered Phoenix VA Health Care System since Helman was placed on leave May 1 amid allegations of fraud and mismanagement. A third fill-in is expected in November."Surely, we can agree that the circumstances surrounding the recent issues at VA facilities around the country are anything

Report: CBP wasted millions
on Ajo housing for agents
Arizona Republic [Phoenix,AZ], by Staff    Original Article
Posted By: Fiesta del sol- 9/12/2014 5:42:12 AM     Post Reply
U.S. Customs and Border Protection wasted millions of dollars, violated federal laws and ignored its own rules in spending nearly $17 million to build housing in Ajo for its employees, according to an audit by the Department of Homeland Security´s Office of Inspector General. In a small former mining town where the average house costs $86,500, The CBP spent nearly seven times that — $680,000 per house — to build 21 two- and three-bedroom houses in 2012. The CBP also spent about $2.4 million to buy 20 mobile homes that have mostly stood empty, a report by the inspector general found.The

Nancy Pelosi the money juggernaut
Politico, by Anna Palmer and John Bresnahan    Original Article
Posted By: Fiesta del sol- 9/10/2014 5:42:56 AM     Post Reply
Nancy Pelosi is almost single-handedly keeping House Democrats afloat. She has raised $80 million for her party this cycle and more than $400 million during her dozen years as party leader.It’s an eye-popping sum that places her as one of the top Democratic fundraisers in history, in the realm of Bill and Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama.Pelosi said in an interview that donors give because they believe in the Democrats’ mission, not because of any strong-arming tactics by her.“I’m not interested in anything really for myself,” the California lawmaker insisted. “It’s just about the causes that we believe in and

DHS wants $1.2 billion to
cover cost of border surge
Arizona Republic [Phoenix,AZ], by Daniel Gonzalez    Original Article
Posted By: Fiesta del sol- 9/9/2014 5:45:08 AM     Post Reply
After peaking in June, the number of children and families apprehended by the Border Patrol along the U.S.-Mexico border continues to drop.The Border Patrol apprehended 3,141 unaccompanied children in August, according to statistics released Monday by the Department of Homeland Security.That number is down nearly 43 percent from the 5,501 children apprehended in July, and down 70 percent from June, when apprehensions of children hit 10,622. In August, the Border Patrol apprehended 3,295 adults with children, down 55 percent from July and down nearly 80 percent from June´s 16,329 apprehensions of adults with children, according to DHS.

Obama absent for start
of NATO meeting
The Hill, by Amie Parnes    Original Article
Posted By: Fiesta del sol- 9/5/2014 6:02:12 AM     Post Reply
President Obama was nowhere to be found during the beginning of a meeting of the NATO-Ukraine commission in Wales on Thursday. Obama was "noticeably absent" from the start of the meeting, according to a White House pool report, although U.S. Ambassador to NATO Douglas Lute was in attendance.Obama was late to the Ukraine meeting because of other meetings on Afghanistan and a meeting with King Abdullah of Jordan, according to a White House official.Back at the Ukraine meeting, leaders were addressed by NATO Secretary General Anders Rasmussen, who urged Russia to stop the "illegal" annexation of Crimea. “We call on Russia

Tea Party unloads on ´complete
imbecile´ Rick Perry
Daily Beast, by Olivia Nuzzi    Original Article
Posted By: Fiesta del sol- 9/4/2014 9:38:06 AM     Post Reply
When Texas Gov. Rick Perry was indicted last month on two felony charges stemming from how he dealt with a misbehaving Democratic state official, the image of the stuttering 2012 Republican primary challenger was replaced with that of a hero-cowboy in the eyes of many conservatives. Perry was under attack from the left wing, and his response was not to apologize but to walk through a hail of blue-hued bullets and emerge laughing, without a mark on him. But some conservative true believers have begun to notice something rather suspicious: The company Perry keeps seems more suited to a mainstream

Bernie Madoff´s only surviving son Andrew
dies after long battle with lymphoma
Daily Mail (UK), by Lydia Warren    Original Article
Posted By: Fiesta del sol- 9/3/2014 12:22:41 PM     Post Reply
The only surviving son of fraudster Bernie Madoff has died after a long battle with lymphoma. Andrew Madoff, 48, was surrounded by family as he ´died peacefully´ at Sloan Kettering Cancer Center in New York on Wednesday morning, his attorney, Martin Flumenbaum, said in a statement.His death comes four years after his brother Mark killed himself on the second anniversary of their father´s arrest for a $65 billion Ponzi scheme. Bernie Madoff is serving an 150-year prison sentence.Andrew Madoff, who leaves behind a fiancée and two daughters, first fought mantle cell lymphoma in 2003 and was diagnosed with the disease

Arizona statutory rape victim
forced to pay child support
Arizona Republic [Phoenix,AZ], by Alia Beard Rau    Original Article
Posted By: Fiesta del sol- 9/2/2014 12:31:31 PM     Post Reply
Nick Olivas became a father at 14, a fact he wouldn´t learn for eight years. While in high school, Olivas had sex with a 20-year-old woman. As he sees it now, she took advantage of a lonely kid going through a rough patch at home.State law says a child younger than 15 cannot consent with an adult under any circumstance, making Olivas a rape victim. But Olivas didn´t press charges and says he didn´t realize at the time that it was even something to consider. The two went their separate ways. Olivas graduated from high school, went to college and

The presidency is wherever the president is
Courier-Post [Cherry Hill,NJ], by MJ Fine    Original Article
Posted By: Fiesta del sol- 8/31/2014 8:41:00 AM     Post Reply
Nancy Reagan was right. I’m not talking about when she told kids, “Just say no to drugs.” Simplistic as that advice was, it could have saved a lot of people a lot of pain — just like Michelle Obama’s efforts to get kids to eat healthier food. But no, it’s not the former first lady’s anti-drug campaign that’s been on my mind lately. With conservative critics taking aim at President Barack Obama’s ill-timed trip to Martha’s Vineyard while trouble flared from Ferguson, Missouri, to Iraq and Syria, it’s Reagan’s riposte to those who took issue with her husband’s frequent time



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