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President Obama has NOT "disappointed a lot people" including these


h/t she http://www.democraticunderground.com/?com=view_post&forum=1102&pid=13501

Whiny Matt Damon has been whinging since 2010 when he lied and said "everyone is a little let down.. Well, no.


Matt Damon recently announced his disappointment in President Barack Obama. "Everyone feels a little let down," he revealed in an interview. But not everyone in Hollywood feels the same way.

The Dish Rag hung out in the star-studded Spirit Awards Elle Green Room with Jeff Bridges, Carey Mulligan, Vera Farmiga Gabourey Sidibe, Jeremy Renner, Twilight's Rachelle Lefevre and "Sex and the City" stud Jason Lewis.

We asked "Southland" star Regina King what she thought about Obama's accomplishments as she perused the sponsors Smashbox cosmetics, White House Black Market scarves and Keds sneakers.

"In all honesty, Obama really walked into a sh*t storm," King told us exclusively. "It takes a whole lot more to clean up this drama. He walked into a trillion dollar debt and two wars going on that weren't his wars and now they're his wars."

"I don't think a year is enough time to judge the man," she adds. "I'm still totally supportive of him. I'm not one of those who jump ship."


Spirit presenter and V-Day activist Rosario Dawson expressed her views in the Independent Spirits Official Presenters lounge.

I think it's great to have someone saying, 'Hey where's all this change that we were expecting to see,' but we also need to understand that this is going to take some time. We have to be calm and understanding about that. It's just not going to be Obama. We have to inspire more leaders to step up."


he's got his..he doesn't freaking need health care.. like the republiCons in Congress who want to do away with Obamacare.

h/t bab'sis' http://www.democraticunderground.com/110213484

Scared little rabbit snowden thought he would get a sweet gig in Iceland..

snowden has no respect for anything.

..but no worries.. he's Putin's stooge now..

"These nations, including Russia, Venezuela, Bolivia, Nicaragua, and Ecuador have my gratitude and respect for being the first to stand against human rights violations."


Venerable John Lewis made it clear the next day after the guardian edited his words.. that

"Rep. John Lewis: I Was Not Praising Edward Snowden"

“ I never praised Mr. Snowden or said his actions rise to those of Mohandas Gandhi or other civil rights leaders. In fact, The Guardian itself agreed to retract the word “praise” from its headline."

"... I said he has a right as an individual to act according to the dictates of his conscience, but he must be prepared to pay the price for taking that action. In the movement, we were arrested, we went to jail, we were prepared to pay the price, even lose our lives if necessary."


It's sure as shit.. snowden isn't willing to lose his life or pay any price.. he was freaking out because Pres Obama took away his damn passport. whine whine. that stay in the Russian airport must have been tremendously hard on him.

the shilling for snowden newspaper, the guardian, went too far when when they edited/twisted Red John Lewis' words.

thanks arely..

snowden and greenwald lie?!! Shocking claim!!!!!

Only the NSA "lies".. snowden and fooking greenwald are pure as the driven snow. And, greenwald has a book he wants to sell in 2014.. why would he lie?!!

“I, sitting at my desk, certainly had the authorities to wiretap anyone, from you or your accountant, to a federal judge or even the President, if I had a personal e-mail.”

snowden could wiretap the President but PBO is the scary one who ruined his fucking ron paul loving civil rights life..so he ended up in Russia where the fucking Irony is staggering.

thanks for this, PS!

Obama signs bipartisan student loan bill into law.. YAY! Pete Souza Photo

Pete Souza: The pool press covers Pres Obama signing the student loan bill



President Barack Obama Friday signed into law a bipartisan student loan bill which the House overwhelmingly approved late week. The Senate OK’d the measure by a vote of 81 to 18 two weeks ago.

Without congressional action, interest rates on loans to college students were increasing from 3.4 percent to 6.8 percent. But under the law signed by Obama the interest rate for undergraduate loans will fall back to 3.86 percent. The interest rate on graduate student loans will be 5.41 percent.

Obama’s signature on the bill ends months of arguments over how much the federal government should subsidize student loans and whether students in the next several years will face crushing repayment burdens if interest rates go up, as most observers expect they will.


At the signing ceremony at the White House, attended by King and other members of Congress, Obama said it "feels good signing bills. I haven't done this in a while."



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This "Top 10 Most Inaccurate and Exaggerated NSA Stories" needed to be posted! ..

Thank you, she!

So much bullshit coming from greenwald and others.. so little time.

From your link...

3) NSA admits listening to U.S. phone calls without warrants.

That was the exact CNET headline. (I’m not sure how an agency can admit something, but I nitpick.) CNET chief political correspondent Declan McCullagh published a selectively edited exchange between Rep. Jerrold Nadler (D-NY) and then-FBI Director Robert Mueller, and extrapolated their confusing and brief conversation into evidence that NSA has been eavesdropping on American citizens without any court orders or oversight. As we observed with Rep. Lewis this week, Rep. Nadler issued a statement the following day denying CNET’s story. 24 hours later, like clockwork, McCullagh changed the headline and issued an update.

this is de rigueur for "Fighting back the Bullshit 101"!

Mahalo, she!

You take it well, PS.. You're amazing in the way you just let

it fall off your shoulders..

October 22, 2008
Cool as a Cucumber

I have been a bad blogger lately... I want to pick it back up but probably not until after the elections! Just wanted to share this great shot of Barack Obama brushing something off his shoulder. Just the way he brushed off all of McCain's stupidities in the last debate!


Excellent news, ProSense.. thank you!

I had forgotten that.. mahalo, for the pic of PBO giving John Lewis the P M of F, she!

Thank you for those historic photos of John Lewis, she!

and the link!

Dustin Lance Black Urges Hollywood to Confront Russia's Anti-Gay Laws


The Oscar-winning writer implores industry readers of The Hollywood Reporter to use their voice -- and economic clout -- to counter Vladimir Putin.
The path of history is littered with moments when progress in this country blinds us to appalling crimes against humanity elsewhere. At this very moment in Russia, lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people are facing harassment, arrest and violence under a set of horrific new laws. For their sake, we must take off the blinders and break this cycle of inaction. Hollywood is in a unique position to lead in this fight. The question now is, will we?

For LGBT Americans and the countless advocates in Hollywood who have helped champion the cause of full equality for all, these past few months have been filled with hope and celebration. Every day it seems we are taking a new step forward in this country. The dangerous temptation, however, is that we become content. Just days after the Supreme Court made so many of us feel more American with a pair of favorable marriage-equality rulings, on the other side of the globe, Russian President Vladimir Putin enacted some of the most vehemently anti-gay laws the world has ever known. The most dangerous weapon he has against his own LGBT citizens is the apathy that may spring from international ignorance and our own potential domestic contentment.

Even worse than what these Russian laws target is what they tolerate. Hate is spreading to all corners of Russian society. The head of the Russian Orthodox Church called marriage equality a "sign of the apocalypse." Roving groups of skinheads have attacked LGBT pride demonstrations, leaving blood on public streets.
There are even profoundly disturbing reports of thugs posing as teenagers on the Internet and luring gay youth out into the open and then harassing, torturing and humiliating these young people before releasing videos of their tortured victims online."


"Because the truth is, the other thing that will soon be noted by Putin and LGBT Russians alike is our industry's silence and apathy. And LGBT Russians living in fear and putting their lives on the line deserve better than our inaction and silence.".

There's More..

Dustin Lance Black


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