Obama’s lease renewed despite tough economic times – Yahoo! News

Obama’s lease renewed despite tough economic times – Yahoo! News.

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President Elect Barak Obama

It was a fun election.

WASHINGTON (AP) — His lease renewed in trying economic times, President Barack Obama claimed a second term from an incredibly divided electorate and immediately braced for daunting challenges and progress that comes only in fits and starts.

“We have fought our way back and we know in our hearts that for the United States of America, the best is yet to come,” Obama said.

With Christie, Obama vows, ‘We will not quit until this is done’ | The Ticket – Yahoo! News

With Christie, Obama vows, ‘We will not quit until this is done’ | The Ticket – Yahoo! News.

President Barack Obama hugs North Point Marina owner Donna Vanzant as he tours the damage in Brigantine-N.J-nader-nazemi

President Barack Obama hugs North Point Marina owner Donna Vanzant as he tours the damage in Brigantine-N.J-nader-nazemi

Just six days before the election, President Barack Obama toured storm-ravaged areas with New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie. He told Garden State residents struggling in the superstorm’s aftermath that all of America shares their pain—and their government is there to help.

“The main message I wanted to send is the entire country has been watching what’s been happening,” Obama said Wednesday during a visit to the Brigantine Beach Community Center. “Everybody knows how hard Jersey’s been hit.”

(“Except my boss,” shouted Michael Henshaw, 32, a Brigantine resident who works at an insurance company. “Well, except your boss. If you need me to call, you let me know,” Obama replied, drawing laughter from the room. That exchange, and many of the details in this post, are from pool reporter Reid Epstein of Politico.)

Palin accuses Obama of ‘shuck and jive shtick’ | The Ticket – Yahoo! News

Palin accuses Obama of ‘shuck and jive shtick’ | The Ticket – Yahoo! News.

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Sarah Palin Shuck and Jive remarks

It’s crazy how politics can bring the worst out of people. Whether those remarks were intentional or not the fact remains that of course during these theatrical act of elections such acts of demagoguery  are employed to enraged and rally people.

Former vice presidential candidate Sarah Palin released a statement on her Facebook page accusing President Obama of engaging in “shuck and jive shtick” regarding last month’s attack in Benghazi, Libya.

For those who aren’t familiar with the phrase, “shuck and jive” is a racially-tingedexpression. According to the user-submitted Urban Dictionary, the term “originally referred to the intentionally misleading words and actions that African-Americans would employ in order to deceive racist Euro-Americans in power, both during the period of slavery and afterwards.”

As Politico points out, this isn’t the first time the phrase has come up and inspired controversy. Several years ago, Andrew Cuomo, then New York’s Attorney General, used the expression while campaigning for Hillary Rodham Clinton. “You can’t shuck and jive at a press conference. All those moves you can make with the press don’t work when you’re in someone’s living room.”
Cuomo was promptly blasted by CNN’s Roland Martin, who wrote, “‘Shucking and jiving’ have long been words used as a negative assessment of African Americans, along the lines of a ‘foot shufflin’ Negro.’ In fact, I don’t recall ever hearing the phrase used in reference to anyone white.”

‘Horses and bayonets’: The final presidential debate on social media | The Ticket – Yahoo! News

‘Horses and bayonets’: The final presidential debate on social media | The Ticket – Yahoo! News.

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Obama – Romney debate talking about Horses and Bayonets

That was a hilarious retort and comeback from Obama. I mean I started to laugh out loud.

Monday night’s final presidential debate didn’t break any social-media records—but it did provide what many on Twitter felt was a delightfully ridiculous moment.

Total Twitter activity around the debate was the lowest of the three presidential debates, with 6.5 million tweets over the course of 90 minutes. (The first debate saw 10.3 million tweets, while the second saw 7.2 million.) The most tweeted moment was President Barack Obama’s retort to Romney’s attack about the decreasing size of the U.S. military: “We also have fewer horses and bayonets,” Obama said.
The campaigns were paying attention: After the debate, the Romney campaign purchased the promoted tweet for the hashtag #horsesandbayonets while the Obama campaign purchased the promoted tweet around searches for “bayonets.”

Thousands of Millionaires Collect Unemployment – Yahoo! News

Thousands of Millionaires Collect Unemployment – Yahoo! News.

This is insanity. 

A new report shows that some 2,400 millionaires received unemployment insurance benefits during the economic downturn, a number that has caught the attention of politicians who funded extensions of benefits for up to 99 weeks as the economy crumbled.
In 2009, 2,362 millionaires received unemployment benefits, down from 2,840 the year prior, according to a study from the Congressional Research Service, a non-partisan arm of U.S. Congress that provides policy and legal analysis. Of the 2,362 more than 1,000 receiving unemployment benefits had a household adjusted gross income of $1.5 million in 2009.

Florida pizza shop owner powerlifts Obama | The Ticket – Yahoo! News

Florida pizza shop owner powerlifts Obama | The Ticket – Yahoo! News.

President Barack Obama holds on as he is hugged and picked up by Scott Van Duzer at Big Apple Pizza and Pasta -Nader Nazemi

President Barack Obama holds on as he is hugged and picked up by Scott Van Duzer at Big Apple Pizza and Pasta -Nader Nazemi

Florida pizza shop owner Scott Van Duzer lifted President Barack Obama a solid foot off the ground in a bear hug during an unscripted stop at his Fort Pierce, Fla., store. Literally.

So what did the Secret Service think about Van Duzer — a registered Republican who says he’ll vote for Obama in November — hoisting the president? “He said I was all right as long as I didn’t take him away,” Van Duzer told reporters.

Obama, wrapping up a two-day bus tour through Florida, dropped by the Big Apple Pizza & Pasta Restaurant for the kind of unannounced visit that breathes life into sometimes dreary campaign travel.

“Scott, what’s going on, man,” the president called as he arrived. “Let me tell you, you are like the biggest pizza shop owner I’ve ever seen.”

Army Soldiers Allegedly Plotted To Kill President Obama

Prosecutor: Ga. murder case uncovers terror plot – Yahoo! News.

Army Soldiers Allegedly Plotted To Kill President Obama

This is insanity. But then again there have been plots like these all the time by insane people, but coming from current and former soldiers that is what boggles the mind.

A state prosecutor said on Monday that four U.S. soldiers had secret roles in a militia that planned to kill President Obama and take over the Fort Stewart Army base in Georgia, according to a report by the Associated Press.

The four soldiers, who served at Fort Stewart, were allegedly part of a group that went by the name F.E.A.R., or Forever Enduring Always Ready. The prosecutor said the members were inked with matching tattoos, and authorities have no idea if other people were part of the group, the report said.

LUDOWICI, Ga. (AP) — Four Army soldiers based in southeast Georgia killed a former comrade and his girlfriend to protect an anarchist militia group they formed that stockpiled assault weapons and plotted a range of anti-government attacks, prosecutors told a judge Monday.

Prosecutors in rural Long County, near the sprawling Army post Fort Stewart, said the militia group of active and former U.S. military members spent at least $87,000 buying guns and bomb components. They allege the group was serious enough to kill two people — former soldier Michael Roark and his 17-year-old girlfriend, Tiffany York — by shooting them in the woods last December in order to keep its plans secret.

“This domestic terrorist organization did not simply plan and talk,” prosecutor Isabel Pauley told a Superior Court judge. “Prior to the murders in this case, the group took action. Evidence shows the group possessed the knowledge, means and motive to carry out their plans.”