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Original post made by Melissa, Danbury Park, on Jul 28, 2009

When you really look at the below info and think about the preferential treatment Obama is getting it makes one wonder about the media.

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Posted by Cholo
a resident of Livermore
on Jul 28, 2009 at 4:37 pm

Need I say more? Web Link

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Posted by unclehomerr..
a resident of Downtown
on Jul 28, 2009 at 4:40 pm

Well, I hope so. You haven't said anything yet!

Larry sure takes a nice picture, dosen't he?

[ am not! ]

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Posted by m
a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on Jul 28, 2009 at 5:59 pm

Please get a life! It helps to breathe good ocean air!

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Posted by Ed
a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on Jul 28, 2009 at 6:00 pm


Where did you COPY that from? Just like the other list about the Health Care Bill, your list is Jibberish!

Say something constructive!

A)What doe you WANT people to say about Obama Specifically?

B) If everyone on the planet agreed with you, would you be satisfied?

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Posted by Juan
a resident of Downtown
on Jul 28, 2009 at 7:47 pm

Quite interesting and it points out there is a huge double standard and Obama is getting a free far but it is beginning to change as unemployment continues to rise.

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Posted by W
a resident of Castlewood
on Jul 28, 2009 at 8:11 pm

Obama wins 55-0. Obama even has his second-string quarterback play the 2nd half.

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Posted by Mr. Ed
a resident of Downtown
on Jul 28, 2009 at 8:30 pm

Jibberish Ed? All of these item were on the nightly news and in the paper. Seems to be a pretty accurate list. Bush is still ridiculed for his rather inarticulate manner of speech, why not Obama? He seems to be equally inept in his stuttering, bumbling style of speaking.

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Posted by Hello?
a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on Jul 28, 2009 at 10:04 pm

Obama displays a "stuttering, bumbling style of speaking"? Just because he takes his time and chooses his words carefully? 99% of the time, he is articulate, cohesive and spot-on-target. There was no way anyone could say the same of Bush. I'm choosing my words regarding Bush's "style of speech" here very carefully so that I don't inflame the argument, but honestly, most of the time he looked and sounded like a third-grader put in front of a microphone, ill-at-ease, casting about for salvation from somewhere, anywhere to save him from the situation. There were so many slip-ups, mispronunciations, and downright nonsensical statements recorded throughout his time in office that there is fodder for "Bushisms quote-of-the-day" calendars for years to come.

Honestly, President (yes, "President" Obama) is a breath of fresh air after the edge-of-our-seat-cringing-tension Americans sat through during every news conference or meeting with heads of state of other countries, wondering how he might embarrass us this time.

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Posted by how soon we forget
a resident of Highland Oaks
on Jul 29, 2009 at 12:01 am

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Posted by Can't stand the taste
a resident of Valley Trails
on Jul 29, 2009 at 12:24 am

I hear BHO gets his boots licked by fellow travelers. How does it taste, Hello??

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Posted by Pedro
a resident of Del Prado
on Jul 29, 2009 at 6:41 am

We need to face it folks. The way Obama is getting a free pass by the press as well as by us is reverse discrimination. Everyone is so afraid of being non PC and actually holding the accountable. I guarantee that if he were white or Hillary people would be going wild with the stuff this guy is doing and saying. Wake up people this is your country and do not let him destroy it and that is exactly what he is doing.

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Posted by LawStudent
a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on Jul 29, 2009 at 8:03 am


"Wake up people this is your country and do not let him destroy it and that is exactly what he is doing."

EXACTLY how is Obama "detroying the Counrty"?

We are all ears!

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Posted by Chris
a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on Jul 29, 2009 at 9:22 am

Law Student,

Good luck to your clients once you graduate and pass the bar.

"detroying the Counrty"?

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Posted by LawStudent
a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on Jul 29, 2009 at 3:37 pm


Thanks for the well wishes!

Substantiate your agreement with the statements please.

Otherwise your statement is pure insults and you have zero merit.

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Posted by Roger
a resident of Pleasanton Heights
on Aug 8, 2009 at 9:08 pm


Q: If George W. Bush had given Gordon Brown a set of inexpensive and incorrectly formatted DVDs, when Gordon Brown had given him a thoughtful and historically significant gift, would you have approved?

A: Everyone agrees the foreign Prime Minister should not have been given a bad gift. However, most of these articles when refer to the pen holder that he gifted Obama that was made of wood taken from HMS GANNET. They also claim that the GANNET was a sister ship to HMS RESOLUTE. In my research, I can find no justification for either claim. Another mistake that I have seen is one that referred to the RESOLUTE as being a ship the Admiralty used in the “campaign against slavery.” The closest she came to the slave trade was through her captain, Henry Kellett, who, after his return from the Belcher Expedition in 1854, was commissioned captain of TERMAGANT on the West Indies station. Part of his orders was to monitor and disrupt the illegal cross-Atlantic slave trade. How accurate are the portrayals of Obama’s gifts if the Brown’s gifts are so misrepresented?

Also, why is the white prime minister giving a memento that is being touted as a reminder of slavery to an American who has African ancestry? That seems insensitive and wrong.

Q: If George W. Bush had given the Queen of England an iPod containing videos of his speeches, would you have thought this embarrassingly narcissistic and tacky?

A: This is an untrue implication (notice the statement doesn’t actually say that Obama did it...)

“During their private meeting, President Obama and first lady gave the queen a personalized iPod with video footage of her 2007 visit to Washington and Virginia. She was also given a rare songbook signed by composer Richard Rodgers.

In return the queen and her husband, Prince Philip, gave the Obamas signed portrait of themselves.” from AOL news. Look it up.

Q: If George W. Bush had bowed to the King of Saudi Arabia , would you have approved?

A: This is a misleading statement. President Obama and the King of Saudi Arabia bowed to each other, as the King of Saudi Arabia and Bush did during Bush’s administration. That is traditional in their country, much like in some Asian cultures.

Q: If George W. Bush had visited Austria and made reference to the non-existent “Austrian language,” would you have brushed it off as a minor slip?

A: Bush started a war in Iraq with a minor slip of the tongue that claimed there were weapons of mass destruction there, then admitted later that he had no real intelligence that indicated any MWD were in Iraq. Which “oops” is worse? (Keep in mind, thousands of soldiers have died for Bush’s “oops”)

Q: If George W. Bush had filled his cabinet and circle of advisers with people who cannot seem to keep current on their income taxes, would you have approved?

A: This is a misleading statement. President Obama had one person who had tax issues. Many of Bush’s cabinet and advisors had illegal-immigrants as employees. And during Bush was supposed to be putting a stop to illegal workers. Where was the post on that?

Q: If George W. Bush had been so Spanish illiterate as to refer to Cinco de Cuatro in front of the Mexican ambassador when it was the fourth of May (Cuatro de Mayo), and continued to flub it when he tried again, would you have winced in embarrassment?

A: Bush did similar flubs during his administration. Every president does.

Q: If George W. Bush had mis-spelled the word advice would you have hammered him for it for years like Dan Quayle and potatoe as proof of what a dunce he is?

A: You misspelled “misspell.” Don’t cast the stone if your house is made of glass. Also, Qualye was hammered for repeating mistakes (how many times do you misspell words before you stop spelling?) Also, it's clear you plan to hammer Obama about this error, so why bring it up?

Q: If George W. Bush had burned 9,000 gallons of jet fuel to go plant a single tree on Earth Day, would you have concluded hes a hypocrite?

A: So you think Bush walked to Earth Day and similar events? Interesting…

Q: If George W. Bushs administration had okayed Air Force One flying low over millions of people followed by a jet fighter in downtown Manhattan causing widespread panic, would you have wondered whether they actually get what happened on 9-11?

A: There is absolutely no proof of this event except in blogs of people who are responding to the rumors of this "story". My brother lives in Queens, and goes to Manhattan frequently to visit friends. If this had happened, he would have been all over it.

Q: If George W. Bush had been the first President to need a teleprompter installed to be able to get through a press conference, would you have laughed and said this is more proof of how inept he is on his own and is really controlled by smarter men behind the scenes?

A: So you think Bush didn’t use teleprompters? Or Clinton? Or Bush I? Or Reagan? This is misinformation, naivety or a direct lie (depending on how kind you want to be to the writer).

Q: If George W. Bush had failed to send relief aid to flood victims throughout the Midwest with more people killed or made homeless than in New Orleans , would you want it made into a major ongoing political issue with claims of racism and incompetence?

A: What is this in reference to? Many of the Midwestern states are experiencing flood issues, but none have been asked to be considered a national disaster area. Obama can’t send in teams when the states don’t ask for help. State's rights do outweigh the national rights in this case. Isn't that something sacred to republicans? So why are we discussing it?

Q: If George W. Bush had ordered the firing of the CEO of a major corporation, even though he had no constitutional authority to do so, would you have approved?

A: If the company is in bail-out mode, the lender has the right to ask for a leadership change. If you have proof the people you are giving money to are incompetent, you can put whatever restrictions you want on that money. And didn’t you complain when Obama gave money to the banks, and they used it to pay bonuses? Didn’t you say they gov’t should have more control? You can't have it both ways.

Q: If George W. Bush had proposed to double the national debt, which had taken more than two centuries to accumulate, in one year, would you have approved?

A: Clinton had all but erased our national debt. The crises we are experiencing now is a direct result of Bush’s policies. Bush also lied to us about the national budget by not including the costs of his wars, which should have been in there. It's why the Republicans keep screaming that Obama is spending wildly. They are not acknowledging the true costs of Bush's administration.

Q: If George W. Bush had then proposed to double the debt again within 10 years, would you have approved?

A: Again, Clinton had all but erased our national debt. The crises we are experiencing now is a direct result of Bush’s policies over the last 8 years.

Q: If George W. Bush had reduced your retirement plans holdings of GM stock by 90% and given the unions a majority stake in GM, would you have approved?

A: Obama couldn’t do that without the union’s cooperation. Moot point, assuming it happened, which many of these examples seem not to have.

Q: If George W. Bush had spent hundreds of thousands of dollars to take Laura Bush to a play in NYC, would you have approved?

A: So you believe the Bushes always had pizza delivered and watched a video? Any outing for any President and his family is a planned expenditure, and is expensive because of the planning and protection involved.

So, tell me again, what is it about Obama that makes him such an easy target? Because Republicans really screwed us for the last 8 years and now can blame it on a Democrat!

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Posted by To Cholo
a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on Aug 8, 2009 at 10:16 pm


This can go on for days, getting your complete list of those that have offended from the Right to compare with my incomplete list of disgraced Democrats below.

The point is, neither party is demonstrating values that Americans believe in, and I, for one, don't want anyone to be a criminal AND in charge of the law making.

I hope even you can understand that.

List of Democrat Criminals:

*indicates sex scandal, ** indicates sexual assault/rape/murder

Current office holders:
Lee Alexander, Syracuse Mayor: racketeering and tax evasion
Hillary Clinton: unidicted bribe taker
Christopher Dodd: $50,000 bagman for John Huang, blamed it on Don Fowler.
Robert Filner, US Rep, CA: Assault and battery on United Airlines employee at Dulles Intn'l
*Barney Frank: unidicted child whoremonger
Oscar Goodman, Las Vegas mayor: bribes, telling fourth graders to bring gin if they are stuck on island
Diane Gordon: New York City Council, convicted of taking bribes
Alcee Hastings: impeached and convicted judge/representative
William Jefferson: has he been indicted yet?
**Ted Kennedy: unindicted murderer
Pat Kennedy: unindicted (censored) drunk
Robert Menendez: unindicted bribe taker
Kwame Kilpatrick: Detroit Mayor, perjury, obstruction of justice, fired police chief for investigating his mayoral personage.
Jack Murtha: unidicted bribe taker
Ray Nagin: say, Ray, what really happened to that $250,000,000 ya got from the Corps of Engineers to fix the dike? Didja think they meant dyke?
Harry Reid: unidicted bribe taker
Ed Rendell: unidicted bribe solicitor
Gary Siplin, FL State Senator: grand theft conviction- props for being different, still in office because stupid Florida Supreme Court allows convicted felons to stay in office until their case is appealed.
Thomas Wright: NC house, six count indictment for fraud/obstructing justice, pending trial and removal from office.

How about some former office holders?
**Sen. Brock Adams: rape
Frank Ballance: mail fraud, money laundering
Rep. Marrio Biaggi: Wedtech. illegal use of minority no bid contracting, bribes
*Marion Barry: is he still out of office, or is he back again?
Jim Black: NC Speaker of the house, five years for accepting bribes
Kathryn Bowers, State Sen.: bribery, "Tennessee Waltz"
Daniel Baugh Brewster: illegal gratuitie
Brian Burke, felony and misdemeanor pleas
Albert G. Bustamante: racketeering, bribery
Robert Byrd: KKK member
John A. Celona: racketeering, mail fraud
Warren Christopher, Secretary of State: fired James C. Woods for suggesting that $5,300,000 missing from AIT visa fund was spent on sexual favors and John Huang.
Chuck Chvala, Wisconson Senate Majority Leader: using state employees to do political work and to illegally funneling money to a state Senate campaign. (19 other counts were dropped and Chvala served no time.)
*Henry Cisneros: lying to FBI about $250,000 hush money to mistress
William Lacy Clay, Sr.: ethics charges, house banking scandal
**Bill Clinton: unindicted bribe taker, malfeasant, seller of military secrets to foriegn governments, perjurer, rapist
Tony Coelho: bond market and stock market defrauder
Jerry Cosentino, state treasurer: bank fraud (seriously)
William Cotton, County Committeeman: bribery, "Tennessee Waltz"
**Gary Condit: murder
Alan Cranston: Keating five (funny how Keating, a republican, seemed to know to bribe democrats)
George Crockett, Jr.: contempt of court for defending communist on trial for advocating the overthrow of the government
Ward Crutchfield, State Sen. : bribery, "Tennessee Waltz"
Gloria Davis, Bronx Assembly: bribery
Dennis DeConcini: Keating five
Charles Coles Diggs, Jr.: mail fraud
Roscoe Dixon, State Sen.: bribery, "Tennessee Waltz"
Thomas Joseph Dodd: (daddy Dodd) $116,000 in campaign funds diverted for personal use
Edwin Edwards, Governor LA: $400,000 extortion
Angelo Errichetti, Camden Mayor: Abscam
Daniel Flood: payoffs
John N. Ford, State Sen.: bribery, "Tennessee Waltz"
Cornelius Edward Gallagher: tax evasion, conspiracy, perjury
Former Rep. Robert Garcia: Wedtech
**David Giles: child rape
Former Sen. John Glenn: Keating five
**Neil Goldschmidt, Oregon governor: confessed child molester
Al Gore: unindicted bribe taker
James C. Green, NC state rep: tax evasion
Roger L. Green, Brroklyn Assembly: phony travel reimbursements
David Hall: extortion and conspiracy
Richard T. Hanna D CA: accepted bribes from South Korean government
John Doug Hays, KY senate: mail fraud
*Rep. Wayne Hays, traded secretary job for blow job
Alan G, Hevesi, Comptroller NY: $172,000 use of state police to drive his wife around
*Dario Herrera, Clark County NV Commisioner, congressional candidate: bribes, G string trial, lap dances, oral sex for votes
*Allan Turner Howe: soliciting prostitution
Carroll Hubbard, Jr.: conspiracy to defraud FEC, theft of government property
Webster Hubbell, AK Supreme Court Chief Justice: mail fraud, tax evasion
*Sen. Daniel Inouye, accused of sexual harrassment
*Ralph Inzunza, San Diego Council: G string trial, bribes for changing the city strip club laws
Sharpe James, Mayor of Newark, N.J.: unindicted you name it
Harry P. Jannotti Phila delphia City Council, Abscam
Former Rep. John Jenrette: Abscam
Bolley Johnson, FL Speaker of the House: tax evasion
Louis C. Johanson, Philadelphia City Council, Abscam
Guy Hamilton Jones, Sr., AK state senate: IRS charges
*Erin Kenny, Clark County NV Commisioner, candidate for lt gov: G string trial, cash bribes
*Mary Kincaid-Chauncey Clark County NV Commisioner: G string trial, campaign $$$
Joseph Kolter: embezzlement
**David Lanier, Judge: eight counts of sexual assault (not harrassment)
Raymond Lederer: Abscam
Nicholas Mavroules: plead guilty to 15 corruption counts
*Lance Malone, Clark County NV Commisioner: G string trial, cash bribes, wire fraud, extortion
Leo McCarthy: unindicted bribe solicitor
William McCuen, AK Secretary of State: kickbacks, tax evasion, embezzling
Jim McDermott: "willfull and knowing misconduct" that "rises to the level of malice".
Jim McGreevey: unindicted bribe taker
Cynthia McKinney: battery on US Capitol Police officer at security check
Edward Mezvinsky: 56 federal fraud charges. One more and he could marry John Kerry
John Michael Murphy: Abscam
Michael Myers: Abscam
Mary Rose Oakar: House banking scandal, pled to campaign violations
Otto Ernest Passman D. LA: accepted bribes from South Korean government, prosecution declined due to age
Carl Christopher Perkins: house banking scandal, overdrawn $300,000
**Mel Reynolds, D-IL child rapist pardoned by clinton
**Fred Richmond, soliciting from a 16 year old
Don Riegle: Keating five
George Rogers, MA State Sen.: bribery
Dan Rostenkowski: chairman of the House Ways and Means committee House post office scandal
Bobby Lee Rush: black panther, weapons charges
**Gus Savage, fondling peace corps volunteer
George X. Schwartz, Philadelphia City Council, Abscam
Don Siegleman (former Alabama Governor): bribes
Lawrence Jack Smith: tax evasion
*Eliot Spitzer (former New York Governor): soliciting prostitution, Mann Act
*Jerry Springer: soliciting prostitution
**Gerry Studds: unindicted child rapist
*Lena Swanson, WA State Senate: she gets an asterisk for screwing veterans and POWs
Herman Talmadge: bribery, overcoat full of cash
Frank Thompson: Abscam
Robert Toricelli: unindicted mafia tool and bribe taker
James Traficant D. OH: bribes, racketeering, use of staff for personal benefit
James Guy Tucker, Jr.: fraud, Whitewater
Walter Rayford Tucker: extortion, tax evasion
*Joseph Waggonner Jr.: soliciting prostition
David Lee Walters, OK Governor: election law violations
Maxine Waters: about $1,000,000 in nepotism (I ain no nepoti'm, donchu call me no nepoti'm!)
**Daniel James White, San Francisco Supervisor: murder, and the reason Dianne Feinstein has a carry permit and you don't
Sen. Harrison A. Williams: Abscam
Calvin Williams, County Administrator: bribery, "Tennessee Waltz,"
Jim Wright, former Speaker of the House : $145,000 'gift'
*John Young, sexual harrassment of staffer
*Michael Zucchet, San Diego Council, interim mayor: G string trial, bribes for changing the strip club laws

Miscelleaneous democrat criminals:
Bruce Babbitt, Interior Secretary: lied to congress about Indian casino bribes
Sandy Berger: Clinton aide, theft and destruction of classified and incriminating documents
*Natale Bellochi: $5,300,000 goes missing from the US operated American Institute in Taiwan. James C. Woods is fired for claiming that it was spent on sexual favors and John Huang.
Ron Brown: fraud, conspiracy
Billy Carter: Libyan agent
David Chang: illegal fundraising
Golan Cipel: made NJ Homeland Security advisor because of gay affair with Jim McGreevy, possible Israeli spy
Democratic National committee: $719,000 fine for campaign violations
**Brian Doyle, dem activist child molester
**Ira Einhorn, rape and murder
Michael Espy, Secretary of Agriculture: criminal corruption charges
**John Wayne Gacy, rapist, murderer, democrat fund raiser
*Michael Galardi: G string trial "fund raiser" handed out "$100,000's" of bribes, as well as wire fraud and oral sex, in order to get San Diego and las Vegas strip club laws changed. Harry Reid 'rebuked' John Ashcroft for using the Patriot Act to catch these people
**Abraham J. Hirschfeld: tampering with witness (Paula Jones), murder
Maria Hsia: illegal fundraising, possible Chinese spy working on Clinton, Gore, Ted Kennedy, Pat Kennedy campaigns
John Huang: arranging $150,000 in illegal campaign contributions
Internal Revenue Service: demanded member list from NRA during one of numerous suspicious tax audits
Mark B. Jimenez - Democrat fund raiser - tax evasion, conspiracy to defraud the United States, election financing offenses
Bert Lance, OMB Director: misuse of government funds
James Lanier, power broker, TN: corruption
Fred Phelps: fundraiser for Al Gore
Edward Fretwell Prichard, Jr., DNC delegate: stuffing the ballot box
Tony Rezko, fundraiser for Il. gov. Blagojevich and Barack Obama: extortion, racketeering
Richard Silberman, various CA offices: laundering drug cartel money, stock fraud
**Michael Skakel, Kennedy, murderer
**William Kennedy Smith, Kennedy, rapist
Lafayette Thomas, Sheriff, TN: 54 counts abuse of power, mail fraud, tax fraud
Paul Ziffren: Capone connection to Chicago and California democrat committees

Read this whole page for a list of democrat campaign activities. All you need for these campaign activities is a gun, a knife, some spray paint to make swastikas, some matches, and some gasoline.

Guilt by association department: Nancy Pelosi, D-California, Speaker of the House, and the ACLU Foundation has contributed to her campaign. That’s the same ACLU that defends the North American Man/Boy Love Association (NAMBLA)

Two famous democrats who couldn't keep their pants on:
Franklin Delano Roosevelt
John F. Kennedy

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Posted by W fan
a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on Aug 8, 2009 at 10:22 pm

Obama: Failure Accomplished!

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Posted by BO - Something stinks!
a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on Aug 8, 2009 at 10:31 pm

Obama's numbers are lower than Bush's were at one year into his presidency. This guy sucks and the home team is taking notice.

I don't know how to keep a straight face with all the "I didn't vote for him" former Obamaniacs - that WERE for him!!!

Just one of the most rabid ones that I know has bailed this week - last fall he used to tell me that you'd have to be stupid to NOT vote for Obama.

I was pulling into my regular spot at work, and I noticed that he's scraped the bumper stickers off of his car and is claiming that he didn't vote at all in the last election. This is the same guy that made a big deal about how he gave up half a day's pay to get to the polls early to vote for BO.

This is one of those people who used to intentionally start arguments about politics so he could spout the newest Obama campaign soundbites.

If you lose guys like that, how well can the rest of them be doing?


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Posted by Hmm?
a resident of Downtown
on Aug 9, 2009 at 8:40 am


I know YOU and you are a blatent racist!

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Posted by Mike
a resident of Danville
on Aug 9, 2009 at 8:50 am

I am glad to see the american people are waking up and now realize what Obama actually is and that is a talking head with no substance.

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