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The S&L ‘Hive’ – Please Talk Amongst Yourselves

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This article was posted by Steve Gilbert on Friday, June 28th, 2013. Comments are currently closed.

17 Responses to “The S&L ‘Hive’ – Please Talk Amongst Yourselves”

  1. canary

    Ugh. Africa just made Obama an honorary Doctor in law, when he never practiced it. Hopefully, it’s only good in Africa.

    Maybe reports of Mandela being dead two days ago are true as he has been unresponsive for over a week now. Perhaps Obama offered a multi Million package from the US, if they let the now Doctor Obama touch Mandela’s night gown or hold his hand. Doctor Obama will probably offer a multi-Billion dollar package to Africa if they prop Mandela up in his death bill and do a photo shoot with Doctor Obama. He should take a hint that if Mandela refused to meet with Michelle last year, he won’t meet with Obama.

    • canary

      Gosh my post got an answer

      Reuters: Obama pledges to help Africa, pays tribute to Mandela

      By Mark Felsenthal and Jeff Mason – 53 mins ago

      ABOARD AIR FORCE ONE (Reuters) – U.S. President Barack Obama paid tribute to anti-apartheid hero Nelson Mandela as he flew to South Africa on Friday but played down expectations of a meeting with the ailing black leader during an Africa tour promoting democracy and food security.

      White House officials hope Obama’s three-nation tour of Africa – his first substantial visit to the continent since taking office in 2009 – will compensate for what some view as years of neglect by America’s first black president.

      The health of Mandela, the 94-year-old former South African president clinging to life in a Pretoria hospital, dominated Obama’s day even before he arrived in Johannesburg.

      “I don’t need a photo op,”

      Obama told reporters aboard Air Force One after leaving Senegal.

      Nearly 1,000 trade unionists, Muslim activists and South African Communist Party members marched through the capital to the U.S. Embassy, where they burned an American flag and called Obama’s foreign policy “arrogant and oppressive.

      Muslim activists held prayers in a car park outside the embassy. Leader Imam Sayeed Mohammed told the group: “We hope that Mandela feels better and that Obama can learn from him.”

      Whether they are able to meet or not, officials said his trip would serve largely as a tribute to the anti-apartheid leader.

      Like Mandela, Obama has received the Nobel Peace Prize and both men were the first black presidents of their nations.

      On Friday evening, Obama has no public events scheduled and could go to the hospital then.

      “When we get there, we’ll gauge the situation,” Obama told reporters.

      While acknowledging that Obama has not spent as much time in Africa as people hoped, the White House is eager to highlight what it has done, in part to end unflattering comparisons to accomplishments of predecessors George W. Bush and Bill Clinton.

      “Given the budget constraints, for us to try to get the kind of money that President Bush was able to get out of the Republican House for massively scaled new foreign aid programs is very difficult,” Obama said.

      Obama acknowledged that China, Brazil, India and other countries have been increasingly active in Africa and said the United States risks being left behind.

      http://news.yahoo.com/obama-pl.....33002.html

      Let’s hope Mandela doesn’t take his last breath with Obama in the room, because people in that city believe in voo doo and will blame Obama’s presence and curse him with bad karma. There have been nasty protestors following him around burning flags, but it’s to graphic to repeat.

    • Noyzmakr

      “Like Mandela, Obama has received the Nobel Peace Prize and both men were the first black presidents of their nations.”

      That’s just laughable! After nearly three decades in prison, Mandela earned his Nobel prize putting in years of hard work bringing the races together and telling the black population of South Africa that they must forgive their opressors. Mandela led his people to new hieghts economically, socially and even inspired their sports figures to try harder.

      Obama, on the other hand, smiled, made a speech about peace, since which he has broken every promise he ever made. Has droned and murdered more innocents as collateral damage than Napolean ever killed. He’s Involed US troops on new battlefields in Yemen, Lybia, Egypt, unknown parts of Africa and soon Syria. He’s destroyed the economic engine of the world and now he’s attacking the energy that makes that engine run.

      Mandela won majority support of whites and blacks to be elected South Africa’s first black president.

      Obama lied and cheated his way to the top by hiding his past, his school writings and even his birth. He’s divided the nation along political, racial and even economic lines.

      Obama’s supporters at Reuters are probably hoping he’ll raise Mandela from the grave.

    • … and writing a book! How To Be A Good Communist

      Winnie Mandela has been equally fulsome in her praise of Communism and violence. In 1986 she was reported in Moscow’s communist party newspaper Pravda as saying:

      “The Soviet Union is the torch-bearer for all our hopes and aspirations. We have learned and are continuing to learn resilience and bravery from the Soviet people, who are an example to us in our struggle for freedom, a model of loyalty to internationalist duty. In Soviet Russia, genuine power of the people has been transformed from dreams into reality. The land of the Soviets is the genuine friend and ally of all peoples fighting against the dark forces of world reaction.
      and again at Munsieville, on April 13, 1986, she said:

      With our boxes of matches and our necklaces we shall liberate this country.”

      1991 when he and Winnie went to what they called their “second home” – Cuba – to celebrate the communist revolution with Fidel Castro. In his speech Mandela said:

      “Long live the Cuban Revolution. Long live comrade Fidel Castro… Cuban internationalists have done so much for African independence, freedom, and justice. We admire the sacrifices of the Cuban people in maintaining their independence and sovereignty in the face of a vicious imperialist campaign designed to destroy the advances of the Cuban revolution. We too want to control our destiny… There can be no surrender. It is a case of freedom or death. The Cuban revolution has been a source of inspiration to all freedom-loving people.”

      Nobel peace prize material if there ever was one. Barack Hussein Obama is in good company. If you’re the correct minority and a Communist, then you’re a shoo-in for Nobel prizes. It’s a dynamite formula for peace, you know.

    • Noyzmakr

      Don’t get me wrong. I know Mandela is no paradigm of virtue. As a matter of fact he’s a communist pig. He divorced his first wife because she got caught supporting thugs putting “necklaces” around the necks of those who chose to stand against them.

      Mandela has softened in his old age but is still a supporter of all things socialist. Why else would the media love him so much?

      I just thought it laughable that Reuters compared Obama, who has got to be the laziest leader ever; who hides behind women and uses children as props to Mandela, who at least worked for what he believed and wasn’t afraid to say the same.

      You’re right. They are two peas in a pod but Obama won’t admit it. At least not to the American public and not without lying about his true motives.

  2. Noyzmakr

    I watched a news conference yesterday of the Boston Bombing suspect charges being read by the US Attorney. Standing behind her were 12, count them 12 people just standing there, getting their mug on TV, getting their credit, getting paid by the taxpayers for just standing there looking smug. How much did it cost the taxpayers for these people to wait around all day waiting for 1 person to put out a press release, which is all it was. Don’t these people have other cases to deal with? Witnesses to interview? Forms to fill out? They could have released that document online and been done with it. You don’t need a 100K a year lawyer and 12 monkeys to read the charges into a microphone. That’s what the press is for. That little presser probably cost thousands of dollars in wasted salaries alone. Isn’t that why they hire public relations officers at generous salaries and benefits? But noooooooooo. They had to get their faces on TV to show the people they’re doing something when in reality they’re proving how little work they do.

    It’s the same thing when I see NYC Mayor Doomberg or any cabinet secretary. They’re always fying around in helicopters going somewhere to see some catastrophe but you never, ever see them actually doing any work. Why do they even have offices? They’re never in them!

    Everytime I turn around there is one government official or another just giving speeches and having conferences about what they are doing . All I can see them doing is making speeches and talking with their sycophants. They’re testifying before some commitee or another, meeting with the press, ribbon cuttings, dedications, big dollar conferences in Las Vegas learning how to line dance or making stupid videos.

    Not to mention that the Kenyan and his tribe are always on taxpayer funded vacations.

    Seriously, when do these people actually work?

    Maybe it’s a blessing in disguise. if they were enforcing all the rules, laws and regulations that they’re writing, we’d all be in jail.

    • canary

      I saw on FOX the marathon bomber terrorist is getting thousands of dollars on his account and marriage proposals.

      Personally, I’d call that abetting and financing a terrorist and they should take the money he’s getting since it’s terrorist money.

  3. Well, now that gay marriage and de-criminalizing 11 million democrat voters is well under way, I am wondering when Republicans think it is a good time to make the case against it? —Oh that’s right, they don’t actually STAND FOR anything. Anyone know what they stand for? Other than picking fights with Arabs, and pretending our 17 trillion dollar debt doesn’t exist, what exactly do Republicans stand for?

    I want to vote FOR something, not just a party willing to just wait for democrats to lead.

    • Noyzmakr

      You’re so right.

      I think the only thing they all agree on is that any perceived problem the democrats bring up, the republicans think if they just do something and get it “off the table”. They somehow see that as acomplishing something.

      What idiots.

      But to answer you question.

      They stand for self preservation. The republicans are just happy to be apart of Washington. As long as they get invited to the party, it doesn’t matter if they don’t dance, much less lead.

    • You’re smoking bad weed if you think there are actual Republicans anymore. But then, it is the hopes of American Citizens that the GOP be a home for Conservative, Constitutionally based governance. It’s we who have painted the GOP with this hope.

      That’s not what it is. The GOP is not that, nor is there any hope it ever will be. Or, Historically, ever was.

      Only a doddering fool repeats himself, but here goes from Friday June 28

      —————-

      There is One Party … the Party of Power.

      It is built on the NFL model. The National Football League owns both Conferences. The American Football Conference. And the National Football Conference. These two conferences battle it out for the supremacy of claiming the title of Superbowl Champion. But even with this nearly unobtainable prize in hand after a grueling Season, the Conference which succeeded in claiming the Victory … is still controlled by 32 owners. 32 Owners control the Game. Including who their ‘Commissioner’ will be; who the Officials are; which cities their business will take place in and who can be an Owner – see Rush Limbaugh for damning evidence.

      Surely further dots to not have to be connected

  4. Petronius

    Did you ever notice :

    • That Nerobama has time to telephone a gay NBA player to congratulate him for coming out of the closet, but no time to make a call to send military help to our diplomats in Benghazi?
    (Maybe it’s a question of priorities?)

    • That there’s a ten-year-old American Cub Scout who can’t get his name off the no-fly list, but we can’t get the Chechnyan bombers on it?
    (Lucky for us that bungling idiot George W. Bush isn’t running things anymore.)

    • That the adherents of the-religion-of-peace can be driven into a murderous frenzy by a doodle in a Danish newspaper?
    (We’re all into peace, love, and brotherhood, baby … but we do have our limits.)

    • That everybody in “the most transparent administration in history” claims executive privilege, stonewalls Congressional subpoenas, uses secret email accounts, and seems to have amnesia?
    (Except they can still remember the 5th Amendment.)

    • That “the most ethical administration in history” stole GM from its owners and gave it to the UAW, invented the Cornhusker Kickback, the Louisiana Purchase, Gator Aid, the nuclear option, Fast & Furious, routinely lies to Congress, spies on reporters and the American public, made Solyndra a household name, and lives a lifestyle of such lavish extravagance as would make Caligula blush?
    (Must be something in the water.)

    • How many American soldiers were killed or wounded in Afghanistan while the divine Nerobama and the Empress Armtonia were partying to the melodies of Memphis Soul at the White House?
    (Maybe the gentlemen of the press could track down that number for us … sound of crickets chirping).

    • Petronius kicks, SCORES!

    • canary

      Daily beer fests using his own moonshine.

      Shows his daughter a slavery delivery port, while he praises the Muslim Africans and the rest of the world where Muslim men keep and beat as many female slaves as he wants. Hypocrisy.

  5. Noyzmakr

    Empress Armtonia……..now that’s funny!

    Oh….my side hurts.

  6. Curiosity

    Happy Independence Day!

    Here’s to praying the country turns around


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