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An Orwellian Nation of Obamathink

Frog Man Wrote: Feb 13, 2014 12:39 PM
No, removal under those circumstances is not an option but impeachment by the House certainly is. During the process, BO and his party will see their political momentum grind to a virtual halt, and the lawlessness, corruption, incompetence, malfeasance and blatant disregard for the Constitution and his oath of office will be on grand display and brought (to use one of the Dems favorite phrases) "out of the shadows" by a media that will be forced to cover and report on it. It will be an invaluable political lesson for the nation and if the Dems in the Senate fail to remove a convicted president, the political consequences will then fall on their heads like an avalanche. Of course, it would take an enormous act of political will and courage for the House GOP to bring articles of impeachment against the first (half) black president. The president's "most loyal" constituents will threaten disorder and in all likelihood make good on their threats. In other words, the country is FUBAR.
I've read a bunch of comments here---it was the hair, the songwriting, the aftermath of JFKs assassination, etc. Whatever! They were different: different sound, different look, different accent, different than Pat Boone, Perry Como, the Four Seasons, Do-Wop, the Shirelles, Gene Pitney, the Everlys, Chubby Checker, Fabian, Frankie Avalon, on and on, etc. They were even totally different and (sacrilege) than Elvis. They took the blah 50's and went to " the moon and safely returned to earth...and back again." Timing (and great talent) was the crux. They changed EVERYTHING in ways that we are still trying to measure. It was, to use their song phrase, a Revolution---for much good and some bad too. It defined the Turbulent Sixties.
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A Bridge Too Far-Fetched

Frog Man Wrote: Feb 06, 2014 5:23 PM
Yeah, special ed.
This year we observe the centennial of one of the United States' greatest achievements, the completion of the Panama Canal. This stupendous American project, initiated by President Theodore Roosevelt in 1904, was completed in 1914 and astoundingly came in ahead of schedule and under budget. Imagine that! For the last century, tens of thousands of ships, their passengers, crews and cargoes have transited the canal shaving 8,000 miles off their journeys and saving perhaps trillions in cost and countless years of travel time. Many consider it the greatest construction project in human history. And only the United States was capable of building it. As I follow the story of the Obama administration's ordeal of the Keystone XL Pipeline, it occurred to me that had Roosevelt, when deciding on the construction of The Canal, been as rudderless, clueless and timid a president as Obama, who displays the political backbone of a chocolate eclair, the world's shipping would still be forced to make the costly, time-consuming, perilous voyage around Cape Horn. Alas, how far we have fallen.
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Schoolteacher Cheating

Frog Man Wrote: Feb 06, 2014 1:49 PM
Im a retired teacher who worked in a Long Island, NY public high school for 34 years. I taught US and European History and American Government courses which culminated in May and June with the national Advanced Placement Exam and the NYS Regents examination. I NEVER taught to the tests and focused exclusively on content and subject matter---I was "Old School," literally. 7-10 days before the end-of-year exams I used class time to "review" for the exam. That was the only time in the school year that spent any time preparing students for the tests. During my career my students (most of them) performed significantly above the median scores of the entire school and, for that matter, the national (AP) and state (Regents exam) averages. Your point is spot-on.
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A Bridge Too Far-Fetched

Frog Man Wrote: Feb 06, 2014 1:35 PM
See my reply to Werner above.
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A Bridge Too Far-Fetched

Frog Man Wrote: Feb 06, 2014 1:35 PM
The romance apparently ended the moment the Obama/Christie "bromance" began.
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A Bridge Too Far-Fetched

Frog Man Wrote: Feb 06, 2014 12:54 PM
I love Ann and always look forward to her scathing sarcasm and withering attacks on all things liberal but it does occur to me that during the 2012 Campaign she had a slobbering political love affair with Christie and gushed constantly in her desire to see him run for president. He'll hath no fury...well, you know the rest.
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How Will America Hold Together?

Frog Man Wrote: Jun 27, 2013 5:16 PM
Exactly right. Well said!
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How Will America Hold Together?

Frog Man Wrote: Jun 27, 2013 5:13 PM
Beautifully stated and spot-on. THE PARTY'S OVER!! The Constitution is dead. RIP!
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