Forward to Disaster

Barack Obama has changed his political campaign slogan from “Change we can believe in” to “Forward.”

“Hope and Change” did not work out well for Obama.  The “hope” has been lost with the slow economic recovery and the increasing dangers of war on many fronts.  The “change” has been horrendous, with more people on food stamps, unemployment, and other forms of welfare than at any time in modern history.

Going forward, our National Debt is growing out of control with no end in sight.  Small businesses are struggling, with many going under.  The impending threats of ObamaCare and massive tax increases on small businesses as we go forward do not show a promising economic future.

Going forward with Obama is definitely not a good idea, and most people now realize this.  If Obama were to be reelected, we can expect much more that is negative and destructive in our future.

Oil and natural gas production will be further slowed, fewer electric power plants and oil refineries will be functioning, patients on Medicare will receive greatly diminished health care, our military will retreat from our enemies, Russia and China will control Space, and American Exceptionalism will be remembered warmly as a great achievement that once was and is no longer.

We see the raw power of the White House in the fact that Eric Holder has withheld 92% of the documents in Fast and Furious and the elected members of the House of Representatives seem inclined to do little about this.  Obama has sued Arizona for wanting to enforce Federal laws to protect our borders.  Obama wants to raise taxes on the rich even though Obama realizes such destructive taxes will greatly harm our economy.  Obama pushes for ObamaCare enforcement, as ObamaCare gives him ultimate power over the people.

Forward with Obama is regression at its worst.

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@May Sources?

May, how about some sources for your standard pessimistic viewpoints.

Tell us how Mitt Romney can make things better. How about some cheerleader support from you for Romney? It's pretty clear that you don't support Romney, and you just want to continue to denigrate Obama at every chance you get on your blog.

But, let's pick on part of one little statement you made. That was: "Russia and China will control Space."

And so I will now point out this article to you: "SpaceX Prepares for Launch With Test Firing of Rocket Today

By Jason Paur April 30, 2012 | 1:41 pm |

We’re less than a week away from the scheduled launch of SpaceX’s Falcon 9 rocket, and today the company will fire the engines at the Kennedy Space Center with the rocket firmly anchored to the ground. The static test is somewhat unusual for a rocket seven days before launch, but the test is part of a full dress rehearsal for the SpaceX team. Last week marked the final full simulation between NASA and SpaceX for the part of the mission that will take place in orbit as the company prepares to become the first private spacecraft to dock with the International Space Station.

The launch of the Falcon 9 and Dragon has been delayed a few times since its initial planned flight in February. The last scheduled time was for today. But SpaceX founder and chief designer Elon Musk told us last week there were some final adjustments needed to the software responsible for controlling the Dragon during its maneuvers near the ISS. “It’s been too sensitive to issues and has aborted when it shouldn’t have aborted,” he said from his desk at SpaceX headquarters in Hawthorne, California. “Essentially Dragon got scared and ran away, when it shouldn’t have.”

According to the release, today’s launch rehearsal will include “all countdown processes as though it were launch day” and “The exercise will end with all nine engines firing at full power for two seconds.” SpaceX will broadcast today’s static test live beginning at 2:30 p.m. ET with the firing of the nine Merlin engines expected at 3:00 p.m. ET.

Following the test, SpaceX engineers will make sure that everything performed as expected and that the rocket is ready for next Monday’s launch. Three days after the launch, the Dragon spacecraft is scheduled to begin the demonstration maneuvers that will eventually lead to the docking with the ISS......" http://www.wired.com/autopia/2012/04/spacex-test-firing/

May, you want our government to add to our deficit on space programs, and simply refuse to accept that the private sector is picking up where the government left off. Yet at the same time you complain about the deficit.

I don't buy into the "American Exceptionalism" BS, but I do buy into the initiatives of individuals and companies, who are not afraid to move "Forward."

We move "Forward" from what we learn from our failures, and from what we learn from our successes. How many times did we fail in trying to put that first satellite into orbit to send a message to the Russian's that we could do it? And after many failures, what country was the first to explore the moon?

What is the alternative to moving "Forward" May? To adopt the regressive programs of the cons, ex-cons, and Tea Party tyrants?

The only "Disaster" in the wings is if Romney wins in 2012. What are the odds of his win? Check out: http://www.google.com/#hl=en&sclient=psy-ab&q=odds+romney+vs+obama&oq=odds+romney+&aq=1&aqi=g4&aql=&gs_l=hp.1.1.0l4.1576.5158.0.9016.12.9.0.3.3.0.336.1476.0j8j0j1.9.0...0.0.EkWcB1VjrIM&pbx=1&bav=on.2,or.r_gc.r_pw.r_qf.,cf.osb&fp=686201e7dfeb19d5&biw=1440&bih=737

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As VP Biden said----"Bin Laden

Is dead....General Motors is ALIVE."-------and May is p*ssed----

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Obama and Clinton are appearing

together in three fundraisers. Clinton has and will continue to campaign for the president. Can we expect the same teamwork from candidate Romney and and former President Bush?

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@May - Forward

Forward to prosperity and bliss with Barack Obama in 2012 — a far cry from the backwards dread and dreariness of the George W. Bush administration and the elitist Mitt Romney.

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Oh, before I forget...

James, let me be the first to wish you a happy May Day!

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Perhaps Obama can learn something from Clinton

I found this from some blog.... Under President Clinton's leadership, almost 6 million new jobs were created in the first two years of his Administration -- an average of 250,000 new jobs every month. In 1994, the economy had the lowest combination of unemployment and inflation in 25 years. As part of the 1993 Economic Plan, President Clinton cut taxes on 15 million low-income families and made tax cuts available to 90 percent of small businesses, while raising taxes on just 1.2 percent of the wealthiest taxpayers. President Clinton signed into law the largest deficit reduction plan in history, resulting in over $600 billion in deficit reduction.

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GM would be alive anyway

GM would still be alive even without Obama. A company like that does not just go away like a Lehman Brothers.

A company or companies would have bought GM in some form or fashion. To think otherwise is delusional. It might have been broken up to 2 or 3 companies. We will never know because of government interference.

The taxpayers have never been repaid no matter what you hear from GM. The taxpayers still own over 25% of the company. Of course, Obama's buddies, the autoworkers unions own a part too.

May 1, 2012, Vancouver Sun:

"(GM Chief Executive Dan) Akerson also said the U.S. Treasury, which still owns slightly more than a quarter of GM's outstanding stock, was not involved in decision making. "I know I've done things that have annoyed the U.S. Treasury."

Asked if taxpayers will get their money back, Akerson replied: "I don't know.""

Read more: http://www.driving.ca/woman+executive+potential+successor/6546585/story.html#ixzz1tdOuuYQ2

That Obama is going to make this a campaign issue makes me want to throw up.

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@Billy Wayne Your link....

Billy Wayne, the link you provided is a red herring........LOL

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Instead of "Forward to Disaster", May could have, in his mind,

just as easily have entitled today's blog: MAY DAY!!! MAY DAY!!! MAY DAY!!! THE SOCIALISTS, COMMUNISTS (or whatever) ARE COMING!!! ......and all we have with which to fight them off is an out of touch RINO, who is 'bout half socialist himself!

"Anyway, it’s great to be here this evening in the vast, magnificent Hilton ballroom — or what Mitt Romney would call a little fixer-upper." Pres. Obama at the White House Correspondents Association dinner.

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Bill Clinton w/ Obama

There are many reasons for him appearing with Obama. Not the least of which is getting Hillary elected president in 2016. It also helps boost Clinton’s own legacy as president according to the CSM. Clinton loves politics and being in the spotlight.

Meanwhile, Hillary will not be campaigning for Obama.

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@Obviousman

"Billy Wayne, the link you provided is a red herring........LOL"

You should tell rettch. That is who brought GM up. As far as the link, it is all about GM and up to date.

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BW, you are such a stickler on sources....was Obama's statement:

"What's the difference between a hockey mom and a pit bull? A pit bull is delicious." made in the State of the Union or White House Correspondents Association dinner? It makes a difference....if you were a competent research assistant you would know that..

At the same dinner he also said, "As my stepfather always told me, 'It's a boy-eat-dog world out there.'' I would think that one would suit your particular fancy even better....

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"GM would be alive anyway"......yeah right!

and Bin Laden would be dead anyway also, I suppose?

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@Billy Wayne Your link.....

Billy Wayne, if you link is valid, then all my links that you called "red herrings" are valid.

You can dish you BS out, but you sure can't take it when it gets thrown back in your face

LOL

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Space

Did you know that there were private companies involved in the space industries even when NASA was most prominent? LOL

Obviousman, why do you need to post the entire story about a private company involved in the space industry? Could you not sum it up in a couple of sentences and a link?

“But, let's pick on part of one little statement you made. That was: "Russia and China will control Space." “

They will control space. How fast and how much remains to be seen.

There are few things that the federal government is actually responsible for. One of those is our borders. Space is a de facto border.

“May, you want our government to add to our deficit on space programs, and simply refuse to accept that the private sector is picking up where the government left off. Yet at the same time you complain about the deficit.”

So are you for more private enterprise and less government, Obviousman? Or are you a hypocrite, like you are accusing May of being? And the private sector is not just “picking up where the government left off”.

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from the NT Times from January 2012

More than a year after G.M.’s return to public ownership, the government still owns just less than 30 percent of the company, or about 500 million shares. .............Anything having to due to GM will be a hot button issue in this election year. Obama has to keep the union workers happy, promote the environment and lift employment, among other goals, which may conflict with maximizing returns to taxpayers. Government majority ownership of GM hasn't bolstered their stock prices, either. Just sayin.....

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@Obviousman

I can't believe you can't understand these very simple concepts.

You use your red herrings to divert attention from the subject at hand. Usually you use them with May, the “original poster” if you will.

In my case above, I engaged Rettch in a conversation about GM. Rettch had the first comment about GM. I stayed with Rettch subject of GM. If anyone was using a red herring it was Rettch.

Sometimes I feel really sad for you Obviousman…

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@Billy Wayne Absurdities

Billy Wayne, in regards to Russia and China and space programs you said: "They will control space. How fast and how much remains to be seen."

Really? How do you know that?

My son is a captain in the Air Force. He is in Space Command and is stationed at Vandenberg AFB, California. The last time we visited him, we got a private tour of the launch facility.

Ever hear of the X-37B? How about: "Revealed: How America's secret space plane has been in orbit for over a year - and no one knows what it's doing." Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-2112146/Mystery-U-S-X-37B-space-plane-orbit-year.html#ixzz1tdndpBYR

Guess where in California it landed?

You and May don't know what you are talking about.......

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Obviousman

"Billy Wayne, in regards to Russia and China and space programs you said: "They will control space. How fast and how much remains to be seen."

Really? How do you know that?"

What part of "remains to be seen" do you not understand? I, unlike you, cannot see the future. I can only see the current trends. The trend is that countries like China are putting a lot more into space then the U.S. is.

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Television ad puts Obama in perspective

Television ad puts Obama in perspective on the killing of Osama.

http://www.goptrust.com/Bin_Laden_Hollywood_Obama.html

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“SEALs slam Obama"

“SEALs slam Obama for using them as 'ammunition' in bid to take credit for bin Laden killing during election campaign”

Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2137636/Osama-bin-Laden-death-SEALs-slam-Obama-using-ammunition-bid-credit.html#ixzz1tdz8pNCB

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@Billy Wayne Really?

Billy Wayne: "What part of "remains to be seen" do you not understand? I, unlike you, cannot see the future. I can only see the current trends. The trend is that countries like China are putting a lot more into space then (sic) the U.S. is."

"....putting a lot more into space a then (sic) then the U.S. is.." is a completely unclear statement. Money? Money if so how much, and how do you know how much? Satellites? If so how many, and when were they launched?

Since you are Google challenged, I will give you a leg up on researching this. Look at http://spaceflightnow.com/tracking/launchlog.html

Count the number of launches by location. Also note things like the purpose of the launch at that location. Some from Russia were International launches. Remember, Russia is in the launch business. And after Space X's launch on May 7th, Russia may have a private U.S. competitor in that business.

I guess we need to be afraid of all of those unannounced launches don't we? How many of those took place? Get back to me on that one.....LOL

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Seals vs Obama

“Will The Navy SEALs Swift Boat Obama?”

“The frustration—or, even anger—within the SEAL community is real, and has been brewing for months, particularly among a politically conservative core of operators. It started immediately after the raid, with questions among the Special Forces and intelligence community of whether the president should have waited to announce the kill to exploit the intelligence cache at Osama’s compound. It simmered after a Chinook helicopter was shot down, killing 30 Americans, 22 of them Navy SEALs from Team Six.”

http://www.buzzfeed.com/mhastings/will-resentful-navy-seals-swift-boat-obama

“Obama Exploits the Navy SEALs”

“America's premier Special Operations force is once again in the headlines after a team of Navy SEALs rescued two hostages from captivity in Somalia last week. Elite U.S. forces have carried out such operations periodically over the past decade, always with skill and bravery. The difference in recent months is that the details of their work haven't remained secret. On the contrary, government officials have revealed them for political gain—endangering our forces in the process. The floodgates opened after the raid that killed Osama bin Laden last May, and the Obama administration's lack of discretion was on display again at …”

http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424052970204740904577193024150056072.html

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Meanwhile, the Fact Checker at the Washington Post gave Obama 4 Pinocchios for lies he told about the Ohio River bridges.

http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/fact-checker/post/obamas-whopper-about-an-ohio-river-bridge/2012/04/30/gIQA7NMasT_blog.html

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@May SEALs

May, the SEALs on active duty will face a court martial. It is against military regulations to publicly be involved in political activities.

Read this:

"Restrictions on Political Activities by Military Members

There are a number of restrictions on the political activities of US military service members. Some are based in federal law, others in military regulations.

The main purpose for these restrictions is to avoid the implication/inference that you, as a military member, represent some official point of view.

The major prohibition is against any type of partisan activities. A partisan activity is defined as "activity directed toward the success or failure of a [particular] political party or candidate for a partisan political office or partisan political group."

Read more: http://www.military-money-matters.com/political-activities.html#ixzz1te4JqHP5

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The only news you really need.

The only news you really need is what's left after you run it through the "Is this Bull [filtered word]?" filter.

Clearly, it's a sad commentary on our "professional" news sources when it has to be explained by a humor magazine.

http://www.cracked.com/blog/5-ways-to-spot-b.s.-political-story-in-under-10-seconds/?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+CrackedRSS+%28Cracked%3A+All+Posts%29

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Ok, BW ...you've given us your "unbiased" view as to the Obama-

Bill Clinton partnership.....that was only 1/2 of the post. I would be interested in your view on the second part....to refresh your memory.... " Can we expect the same teamwork from candidate Romney and and former President Bush?"

"Anyway, it’s great to be here this evening in the vast, magnificent Hilton ballroom — or what Mitt Romney would call a little fixer-upper." Pres. Obama at the White House Correspondents Association dinner.

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@Obviousman

Obviousman's "quote": "....putting a lot more into space a then (sic) then the U.S. is.." is a completely unclear statement. Money? Money if so how much, and how do you know how much? Satellites? If so how many, and when were they launched?"

You went to a lot of trouble to show my incorrect use of “then“. Sad, very sad.

I go out of my way not to point out your many grammatical errors. Funny, but just a couple of days ago that you made an error with “then” also. LMFAO

@Billy Wayne Oh No! By Obviousman | 04/29/12 - 06:21 pm Billy Wayne, should we be askeered? Romney has zillions of dollars, then there are the billionaire Koch Brothers, the rich dude in Vegas that was pumping millions in Gingrich's direction and more....... The (sic) there is the Citizen's United decision that allows unlimited donations from "people."

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There are dozens of news articles about China and it space program. From their space station to their single rocket launching of two satellites at once. They are trending up, the U.S. is trending down.

Money? Do you think we know how much China spends? Do you think they just put out this information? Do you think China pays their scientists and space workers like the U.S. does?

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@Billy Wayne Hello?

Billy Wayne, I provided you with a link to all the launches worldwide through April 29th of this year.

Yes, China's space station is scheduled for 2020.

As to multiple satellites from a single rocket, India holds the record with 10.

The U.S. has already done multiple satellite launches from the Space Shuttle.

Regardless, how many satellite's does anyone need at any given time? We have GPS satellites, Communication satellites, Weather and Earth monitoring satellites, Space Observatory satellites, etc, etc, etc. Other countries like China are simply playing catch-up. All we need is to do is replace satellites when they start to fail.

How many probes has China sent to Mars? How many probes has China sent into deep space?

Don't let all of the facts, come back and hit you in the rear.

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@rettch

Refresh my memory? LOL

I answer what I want to answer. But this time I will be happy to fall into your perceived trap and thereby entertain you.

rettch: " Can we expect the same teamwork from candidate Romney and and (sic) former President Bush?"

Bush has not gotten into politics since leaving office. He could have easily criticized Obama time after time. But Bush did not. He avoided it.

Of course, he was not the most popular president when he left office. He was hated by democrats ever since the SCOTUS decision that helped him win the 2000 election. Democrats never gave him a chance. He was not liked by conservatives because he was moderate. He tried to make everyone happy and failed at making anyone happy.

So no, I do not expect any teamwork between Bush and Romney. Bush might do under the radar fundraising without Romney being there, who knows. But standing together on stage, I doubt it. You may now close your bear trap, as I could care less.

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Obviousman space

I have been talking "trending". I have been talking the future, as in “remains to be seen”. Yet you still concentrate on what has already happened. We all know that the U.S. has been the top dog.

Of course, China has being playing catch-up!! Every country has, even Russia to an extent! The point being, that under Obama the U.S. presence in space has and will decline, while other countries presence has increased.

But beyond that, "control of space" is much more than just "GPS satellites, Communication satellites, Weather and Earth monitoring satellites, Space Observatory satellites". China and Russia will remain more aggressive in regards to “control of space”.

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