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In the first step towards President Obama's income inequality fight, he is unveiling "Promise Zones" today... we can't wait to hear this one..."Promise Zones are a new way of doing business,” the administration official said. “They will be led by local community leadership working toward a common goal … supported by the federal government.” Participants will get priority for federal grants and help applying from an array of agencies. Wonderful, sounds great - how are we paying for that again?

Via Reuters,

President Barack Obama is set to speak on Thursday about how he will target job creation, housing, law enforcement and education in the poorest U.S. communities, part of his pledge to narrow the gap between rich and poor in America.


Obama signaled last month that he plans a new focus this year on income inequality, which he called “the defining challenge of our time”, pushing to raise the minimum wage and find new ways to help poor children break out of the cycle of poverty.


As part of this effort, Obama will create “promise zones” in San Antonio, Philadelphia, Los Angeles, southeastern Kentucky, and the Choctaw Nation of Oklahoma, the White House said on Wednesday.


The announcement came on the 50th anniversary of a pledge by former President Lyndon Johnson to wage a “war on poverty” which led to government programs like Medicare, Medicaid, food stamps, and Head Start preschool education programs.




The designation is designed to help communities navigate programs that already exist, said Megan Martin, a policy analyst at the Center for the Study of Social Policy in Washington.


“A lot of what they’re offering is in fact not funding – they’re offering direct contact with the federal government, high-quality technical assistance, up-to-date tools and resources for sites to use,” Martin said in an interview. no-repeat; padding-top: 13px; height: 30px; float: left;">JOIN THE LIVE CHAT

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Thu, 01/09/2014 - 15:29 | 4316313 InjectTheVenom
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Thu, 01/09/2014 - 15:29 | 4316318 InjectTheVenom
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seriously though, where the eff do they come up with this stuff..."Promise Zones"  ????  

Thu, 01/09/2014 - 15:33 | 4316345 Manthong
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Every poor person in Amerika deserves a 4 million dollar Hawaiian Christmas vacation.

Thu, 01/09/2014 - 15:35 | 4316362 InjectTheVenom
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which one of the props i mean 'students' behind him will pass out first...i say the white lady w/red shirt...

Thu, 01/09/2014 - 15:42 | 4316397 kaiserhoff
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Look at those thousand yard stares.

Even the black folk are bored with this shit.

Thu, 01/09/2014 - 15:44 | 4316415 InjectTheVenom
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"Roger was acting up, almost getting expelled, ya  know, the class clown" .      Gotcha.

Thu, 01/09/2014 - 16:00 | 4316442 hedgeless_horseman
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As part of this effort, Obama will create “promise zones” in San Antonio, Philadelphia, Los Angeles, southeastern Kentucky, and the Choctaw Nation of Oklahoma, the White House said on Wednesday.

We can assume that the price of cat food will continue to be heavily subsidized.


    – they’re offering direct contact with the federal government, high-quality technical assistance, up-to-date tools and resources for sites to use,” Martin said in an interview.

Thu, 01/09/2014 - 16:07 | 4316521 Emergency Ward
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Perfect picture HH -- "I Promise" the Choctaw Nation is thrilled with Obama's interference, which surely will include oppressive regulation along with the free cash -- did the Tribal Council sell out their autonomy or let the Fed's nose into the gambling ops?  And Los Angeles?  No place in the country needs a "promise zone" less than Los Angeles.

Thu, 01/09/2014 - 16:25 | 4316641 Emergency Ward
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Too bad we can no longer ask Russell Means for his opinion about the Choctaw "promise zones".

Thu, 01/09/2014 - 16:41 | 4316743 LFMayor
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"Endeavor to Perservere"?

Thu, 01/09/2014 - 17:52 | 4317065 chumbawamba
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Let's see, we have "free speech" zones that aren't, "economic zoners" that aren't, and now we're going to have "promise zones".

I see what they're doing there.

I am Chumbawamba.

Thu, 01/09/2014 - 18:59 | 4317291 Emergency Ward
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Russell Means: "I am Chingachgook, and Chumbawamba is full of wise insights today."

Thu, 01/09/2014 - 16:46 | 4316773 Jethro
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The Choctaws need to tell this hitokalushka (Choctaw for "nigger") to go pound sand....

Thu, 01/09/2014 - 17:52 | 4317061 booboo
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Indians are no dumber then the rest of America when  it comes to believing what the Federal Government speaks. It was an american government policy to eraticate the indians by any means including wiping out the entire buffulo herd, fortunately for the buffulo they fucked that up too. Why anyone believes a fucking thing that comes out of this nigerians pie hole or any other politician for that matter is beyond me.

Thu, 01/09/2014 - 18:07 | 4317123 MedTechEntrepreneur
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Anyone need any blankets?  I have some nice DHS blankets for you and I "promise" they are germ free!

Thu, 01/09/2014 - 16:49 | 4316793 NIHILIST CIPHER

Oh hell, he's promising shit again!  Janet better go into overdrive   Ctrl P

Thu, 01/09/2014 - 17:41 | 4317018 sodbuster
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The "War on Poverty"? Got news for everybody- poverty is kicking our ass!! Print, Mr Yellen! Print! Make us rich!!!

Thu, 01/09/2014 - 15:49 | 4316416 TruthInSunshine
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Obama is the FSA's Moses, leading them to the forever Sheeple Encampments of perpetual Panem Et Circenses.

Thu, 01/09/2014 - 15:50 | 4316453 VD
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extrapolation from ramped neo-fascist policies only those sucking of fed gov titz will get biz....FUCK U 0&co for putting even more nailz in the da market coffin! well done loserz!

Thu, 01/09/2014 - 16:03 | 4316532 Doña K
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Just finished cleaning the keyboard from my vomit!

The united states of the burlesque and ridicule.

Thu, 01/09/2014 - 15:45 | 4316420 Headbanger
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I was going to say something how scared he looks.  Impeachment looming now that he's politically powerless and they KNOW he wasn't born in the US??


Thu, 01/09/2014 - 15:53 | 4316478 Blano
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Ain't gonna happen (not that I wouldn't enjoy it).

Thu, 01/09/2014 - 15:57 | 4316502 MickV
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He could have been born on the Oval Office desk. He still would not be an eligible natural born Citizen, since he was born British, of a British subject father-- Barack Obama sr.

Thu, 01/09/2014 - 15:46 | 4316427 Hippocratic Oaf
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  1. “I'll have those niggers voting Democratic
    for the next 200 years.” —Lyndon B. Johnson
Thu, 01/09/2014 - 15:53 | 4316477 Ranger_Will
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Fuck LBJ. Seriously.  FUCK THAT GUY.

Thu, 01/09/2014 - 16:37 | 4316719 Billy Sol Estes
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LBJ was a brilliant mind in economics. Why, my fertilizer business wouldn't be what it is today without his help.

Thu, 01/09/2014 - 16:53 | 4316817 NIHILIST CIPHER

BSE          Obonzo is a brilliant mind in niganomics. He creates moar fertilizer than anyone , anywhere at any time.

Thu, 01/09/2014 - 23:20 | 4318135 XitSam
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LBJ vs. Obama in a politics death match.  LBJ would win in the first round.

Thu, 01/09/2014 - 15:49 | 4316452 knightowl77
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I've heard this shit before

Thu, 01/09/2014 - 15:36 | 4316365 Boris Alatovkrap
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Only promise zone is area where government is promise to be leave alone.

Thu, 01/09/2014 - 15:56 | 4316493 TruthInSunshine
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In Soviet Russia, Siberian cell bunk mate make sweetest promises.

Thu, 01/09/2014 - 16:13 | 4316567 Future Jim
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Obama's zones are more of the new plantation. Here is a relevant excerpt from "What is Wrong With The People"

The New Plantation: In order to buy off a majority in a pseudo democracy, the dishonest bankers and their cronies understood that they needed a lot more cronies, and that it would be pretty easy to buy the poorest people with all that free money and with the bias of their cronies in the media. Hence they invented the New Deal and then the War on Poverty.

They are not even spending their own money. They just create it and loan it to the government, and then the middle class must pay it back to them (through taxes) – and with interest! These programs are unconstitutional, and are also taxation without representation for those who were too young to vote against the programs or the against borrowing. This is why I say the federal debt is not legitimate.

The War on Poverty has enslaved the black community. Government dependency is the new plantation. The black community has thus been neutralized and pacified and only causes damage to itself and is no threat to the dishonest bankers.

Winning an election in America is just about impossible if a candidate is perceived to be unsupportive of government dependency. If a candidate does not conform on this issue, or on other issues as well, then the crony media will paint him as an uncaring racist who hates poor people. Not only does this system prevent men of character from winning, but such a repulsive system naturally discourages men of character from running for political office in the first place.

In addition to corrupting or discouraging honest candidates. Teaching people that they can’t survive without being given the fruits of other men’s labor is a corrupting influence on their character. It is an atrocity of progressivism on a grand scale.

A few brave black men have come forth to expose how the Democratic Party have enslaved the black community on the new plantation. They call themselves “runaway slaves”. Some are the one in a million who can see what would have been (they can see the unseen), and some are just honest, independent minded men of principle. They are mercilessly ridiculed by the crony media when not being completely ignored by them. They are among my heroes.

Thu, 01/09/2014 - 21:22 | 4317772 Quantum Future
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Just so you know the links provided indicate category is "Sex" so blocked by most network security software.

Agree with your sentiment.


Thu, 01/09/2014 - 21:48 | 4317884 Future Jim
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Thanks! Both links? My secuity software is not complaining.

The links are not at all about sex. Perhaps some kind of censorship is at work where the site can be flagged dishonestly in order to prevent people from seeing what is actually a politically incorrect site.

Thu, 01/09/2014 - 17:11 | 4316911 TheFourthStooge-ing
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Meanwhile, the rest of the US remains a broken promise zone.

Thu, 01/09/2014 - 17:21 | 4316936 Future Jim
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It's true. Obama is a reneger.

Thu, 01/09/2014 - 22:43 | 4318049 Boris Alatovkrap
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Obama mostly is tell half-lie, so maybe is only half-neger.

Thu, 01/09/2014 - 15:38 | 4316378 NoDebt
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"In Philadelphia.... it's worth fifty bucks."  SHoker there would be one in Philly.  The town that had entire voting precincts go 100% for Obama.  Every single vote, without exception.

I'm out.  Can't even tolerate his voice.  It's what lies sound like.

Thu, 01/09/2014 - 15:52 | 4316469 HerrDoktor
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Some precincts were voting 106% for Obama.

Thu, 01/09/2014 - 16:22 | 4316624 InjectTheVenom
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...and your point is . . . ?        ;>)

Fri, 01/10/2014 - 03:49 | 4318601 Tijuana Donkey Show
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That's just from the 3/5ths fraction....

Thu, 01/09/2014 - 15:53 | 4316471 HerrDoktor
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Some precincts were voting 106% for Obama.

Thu, 01/09/2014 - 19:04 | 4317306 Emergency Ward
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They were really enthusiastic....

Thu, 01/09/2014 - 16:27 | 4316651 10mm
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That would be fittie bucks.

Thu, 01/09/2014 - 16:03 | 4316534 KickIce
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Kinda sounds like Obummers version of the Hunger Games.

Thu, 01/09/2014 - 16:53 | 4316822 Intoxicologist
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"Promise zone."  Easily the most retarded thing I've seen all day.  Though if you rearrange the letters it spells, Prize Me More.

I swear one of these days I'm going to have to change my moniker to Binge-Drinking Cheesehead...

Thu, 01/09/2014 - 21:20 | 4317770 Ms. Erable
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The correct translation of 'Promise Zone' is all you crackers need not apply; dis fo mah homeys.

Thu, 01/09/2014 - 17:56 | 4317076 Zero Point
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Promise Zone:

The area in the bathhouse where it's decided who plays "daddy".

Thu, 01/09/2014 - 18:18 | 4317163 Seahorse
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Thu, 01/09/2014 - 15:51 | 4316461 Ranger_Will
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Can somebody please go and get the duct tape? I can't stand it any longer!

Thu, 01/09/2014 - 15:58 | 4316511 Freddie
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One part of this plan is $500 million for crumbling Mexican city Los Angeles.   This is just TARP 2.  He will shovel billions into derelicht cities with his people.  My guess is Detroit, Chicago, Newark, Oakland and others will get money.  

Thu, 01/09/2014 - 23:26 | 4318148 XitSam
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Obama is a city guy.  He's trying to force people out of the suburbs into the city.

Thu, 01/09/2014 - 19:24 | 4317357 Everybodys All ...
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What a cupid stunt.

Thu, 01/09/2014 - 23:01 | 4318097 TheReplacement
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On the plus side, McConnell now has to make a choice.  Vote for this and get hammered by a Tea Partier in the primaries or vote against and get hammered by a Dem in the real election.

Thu, 01/09/2014 - 15:30 | 4316320 Gene Parmesan
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aka Wealth Redistribution Zones

Thu, 01/09/2014 - 15:39 | 4316384 Kinskian
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Alexis de Tocqueville saw it coming:

“The sole condition which is required in order to succeed in centralizing the supreme power in a democratic community, is to love equality or to get men to believe you love it. Thus, the science of despotism, which was once so complex, is simplified, and reduced … to a single principle.”


Thu, 01/09/2014 - 15:50 | 4316436 NotApplicable
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Can you say "block grants out the wazoo?" I've been waiting several years now for this to emerge, as federalization of local government is the only way to funnel enough money to keep them afloat for a while longer.

Kind of like FDR's "New Deal" which was financed with the stolen gold.

Several years ago, fedgov funded "Offices of Sustainability" in local govs which handle grants (under the guise of energy efficiency).

Thu, 01/09/2014 - 15:53 | 4316472 Grande Tetons
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You really hit the nail on the head there.  Meredith Whitney may have to wait even longer now....much longer. 

Thu, 01/09/2014 - 15:55 | 4316486 Blano
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Meredith underestimated both the ability and the desire of the Empire to keep kicking the can.

Thu, 01/09/2014 - 18:28 | 4317201 Professorlocknload
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Not really can kicking going on here. Unless Soviet control of Russia could be considered "Can Kicking," for 60+ years.

Meredith, like many, doesn't understand that all government is interconnected. She also missed the fact, when nothing is backing an authoritarian currency, the creator of it may print it and distribute it at will.

And it's "value" is backed by the full faith and credit of the Pentagon.

What we have here is the worst of all possible cases. Government by Emergency. Or at least under the auspices of emergency.



As someone else said here, live with it, or leave. It is now going full on Soviet. Just that the Tanks haven't rolled yet.


Thu, 01/09/2014 - 20:21 | 4317522 Blano
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I like your version better.

Thu, 01/09/2014 - 15:55 | 4316491 LawsofPhysics
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Good point, historically speaking.  So the question is, what will be stolen this time around?  If I remember correctly, the gold theft back then was facilitated by a world war or two.  I wonder if this theft will require the same sacrafice?

Thu, 01/09/2014 - 16:24 | 4316634 InjectTheVenom
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how about the SilkRoad guy's btc proceeds  ?  (cue Fonestar appearance in  3...2...1   )

Thu, 01/09/2014 - 17:15 | 4316921 Exponere Mendaces
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Actually, now that you mention it, I expect the Gold Confiscation 2.0 to start any time now.

Thu, 01/09/2014 - 15:30 | 4316322 rosiescenario
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Well, we all know what happened after LBJ's war on poverty.....looks like the pm's are the place to be...

Thu, 01/09/2014 - 15:38 | 4316380 Grande Tetons
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“I’ll have those niggers voting Democratic for the next 200 years.” —Lyndon B. Johnson to two governors on Air Force One -

“These Negroes, they’re getting pretty uppity these days and that’s a problem for us since they’ve got something now they never had before, the political pull to back up their uppityness. Now we’ve got to do something about this, we’ve got to give them a little something, just enough to quiet them down, not enough to make a difference.”—LBJ

50 Year anniversary of fucking idiots buying bullshit from their leaders. Well, maybe longer than 50.....

Thu, 01/09/2014 - 15:48 | 4316439 Musashi Miyamoto
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we will, we cannot, survive another 150 years of this bullshit.

Thu, 01/09/2014 - 15:50 | 4316454 Greenskeeper_Carl
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yep. and they bought it hook,line and sinker. pretty genius of him, evil as well. and to this day they are still too fucking stupid to realize what is going on.


Thu, 01/09/2014 - 15:57 | 4316503 Grande Tetons
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 pretty genius of him


Well, it sure is easier looking smart surrounded by a bunch of drooling bafoons.

Thu, 01/09/2014 - 15:54 | 4316482 Hippocratic Oaf
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Didn't mean to steal your thunder on LBJ, Grande T

Thu, 01/09/2014 - 16:12 | 4316579 Grande Tetons
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Thunder is free for all to enjoy. 

Thu, 01/09/2014 - 15:59 | 4316515 shepherd
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You should hear what they say about white people.

Thu, 01/09/2014 - 15:32 | 4316335 rosiescenario
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"....and I PROMISE that you can keep your existing healthcare plan" wife's was just cancelled....

Thu, 01/09/2014 - 16:13 | 4316584 Doña K
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I am  keeping my existing plan no matter what. "Self Pay." Had operation overseas and paid less than the 20% copay of the US.


Thu, 01/09/2014 - 15:35 | 4316336 Ignatius
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Crumbs.  ALL of America started out as a 'promise zone', Obama, you fucktard.

Corporate 'tax breaks' in there somewhere, I'll bet.

Thu, 01/09/2014 - 16:20 | 4316612 machineh
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Obama's personal 'promise zone' was getting registered as a ghost student at Columbia, courtesy of the CIA, while they indoctrinated and trained him.

That's why his college transcipts are classified.

Thu, 01/09/2014 - 15:32 | 4316337 Joebloinvestor
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This is just a rehash of "hope".

I hope the cocksucker blows an aneurism.

Thu, 01/09/2014 - 16:28 | 4316659 Colonel Klink
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Why not?  He blows everything else!

Thu, 01/09/2014 - 16:34 | 4316700 tempo
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Straight from Jesus, love your neighbor, theology,

Thu, 01/09/2014 - 16:43 | 4316753 LFMayor
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uh yeah.  Ask the banksters how that went.

Thu, 01/09/2014 - 17:10 | 4316907 Colonel Klink
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They don't believe in Jesus.  He's the dupe!

Thu, 01/09/2014 - 15:33 | 4316339 Bastiat
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And we know what an Obama promise is worth too.

Thu, 01/09/2014 - 15:42 | 4316399 Colonel Klink
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EXACTLY my thoughts too.  We've heard all his promises.  His promise zones will turn out to be an utter failure as all his other promises have turned out to be.

Thu, 01/09/2014 - 16:21 | 4316616 machineh
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If you like your promise zone, you can keep your promise zone!

Thu, 01/09/2014 - 15:33 | 4316340 earnyermoney
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Barry gonna give these people access to the discount window? No? Epic fail.

Thu, 01/09/2014 - 15:33 | 4316342 SandiaMan
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Thu, 01/09/2014 - 15:33 | 4316343 RealityCheque
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I have a promise zone. It's in my pants.

Oh and lest I forget.... FUCK YOU BARRY!

Thu, 01/09/2014 - 15:33 | 4316344 cowdiddly
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when he mentioned the success of Johsons war on poverty i could not take it anymore. 4 lies in first  2.35 minutes at a rate of more than 1 lie every 30 seconds.

Thu, 01/09/2014 - 15:38 | 4316377 InjectTheVenom
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congrats !   u lasted about 2.349999 minutes longer than i could !

Thu, 01/09/2014 - 15:33 | 4316347 LawsofPhysics
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An aweful lot of brown folks standing behind you Mr. President, is that your vison of diversity?  Seems pretty clear who the minority is now.  You better extend the same benefits to the new minority ASAP.

Thu, 01/09/2014 - 15:44 | 4316419 Blano
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Ugly as hell too.

Thu, 01/09/2014 - 15:53 | 4316475 LawsofPhysics
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Unbelievable.  I though all of America was the "promised land", why is the president being so prejudice and limiting this to a few "zones".

Now does anybody see the fascism?

Thu, 01/09/2014 - 15:58 | 4316509 Blano
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It's too late LoP.  Accept it.

Thu, 01/09/2014 - 16:08 | 4316545 Hippocratic Oaf
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He doesn't give 2 fucks anymore, Laws........he's fucking pedal to the metal right now.

As long as he's in front of the media, he doesn't fucking care.

We should all just pay for chewbacca's extended vaca and eat our fucking peas!

I see one helluva race war around the bend.

Thu, 01/09/2014 - 17:59 | 4317090 starfcker
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that's right on the money, hippocrat. he is pedal to the metal. and scared

Thu, 01/09/2014 - 15:34 | 4316350 El Vaquero
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The government gave people hope?  Well, Mr Teleprompter, shit in one hand and hope in the other, and tell me which fills up first. 

Thu, 01/09/2014 - 15:34 | 4316352 krispkritter
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The new local 'Hopium Headquarters' of the FSA.  I really can't tell if I'm on the Onion site anymore...

Thu, 01/09/2014 - 15:35 | 4316354 Count of Lastovo
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Promise zones?   They used to call them "ghettos" back in Warsaw during the war.

Thu, 01/09/2014 - 15:39 | 4316355 Dr. Engali
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Gawd he's fucking talking again? Hey Zero your propoganda backdrop doesn't exactly paint the picture for your income inequality thesis.

Thu, 01/09/2014 - 15:35 | 4316357 Pig Circus
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You no those over taxed shithole cities that are twice as shitty since I became Prezzy? It's time to piss more of your money away on them yo.

Thu, 01/09/2014 - 15:35 | 4316358 Jason T
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this is all  a nightmare.. 


going galt, see ya.

Thu, 01/09/2014 - 15:42 | 4316403 Headbanger
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I've been Galt for years now!  And it's so good..

Thu, 01/09/2014 - 15:47 | 4316440 Colonel Klink
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Yep I did 5 years ago when they bailed out Fraud street.  Love having all my time to myself to do as I please.

Thu, 01/09/2014 - 15:35 | 4316359 JailBank
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Does this mean I will get a promise ring from the Dear Leader himself? OMG!

Thu, 01/09/2014 - 15:35 | 4316360 the not so migh...
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O YES!!  summer of recovery V


Thu, 01/09/2014 - 15:35 | 4316361 wisehiney
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Poverty unveils obama beating zones.

THAT would help.

Thu, 01/09/2014 - 15:37 | 4316375 ShrNfr
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I feel sorry for the people who have to be the props for those speeches.

Thu, 01/09/2014 - 15:38 | 4316379 El Vaquero
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I've seen some of the "measurable results"  out of my state you fucking jackass.  Half the time, they can't even tell you how they measured them.  Accountability my ass.  It's all politics. 

Thu, 01/09/2014 - 15:39 | 4316385 Papasmurf
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More promises. zones.

Thu, 01/09/2014 - 15:40 | 4316388 Kaiser Sousa
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Promise Zones aye...

just another to be broken...what a fucking banker owned bitch this guys is...enjoy

Thu, 01/09/2014 - 15:40 | 4316390 gaoptimize
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When Jack Kemp was pushing Enterprise Zones, he was sincere, and one could argue that the ideas played a roll in the Reagan recovery.  Here is a better idea:  Allow, say, 10 states to choose to operate under Federal USC and regulations from any year from 1905 to 2013 for 5 years.  Which ever state performs best, that code is adopted for the rest of the country.

Thu, 01/09/2014 - 16:32 | 4316683 LFMayor
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If he'd only changed his last name to "Hemp" motherfucker would STILL be president.

Thu, 01/09/2014 - 15:40 | 4316393 Blano
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Choctaw Nation?  You mean the one with the casino resorts?  So those casinos don't generate enough revenue/profits?

Thu, 01/09/2014 - 16:32 | 4316681 Things that go bump
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Interest in the casinos were probably sold years ago to enterprising carpet baggers.

Thu, 01/09/2014 - 16:45 | 4316769 LFMayor
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I don't think that chest full of beads and trinkets trick worked the 2nd time around !

Thu, 01/09/2014 - 20:52 | 4317648 Things that go bump
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Why else would they require a "Promise Zone?" Every man, woman and child in the small tribe of Mdewakanton Sioux, in Shakopee, Minnesota, the tribe that owns and operates the Mystic Lake Resort and Casino, gets an equal share in the tribal profit that amounts to about $84,000 a month per person last I heard - over a million a year. They hold the money for the children in trust until they are 18. You should see what the place did for the towns of Shakopee and Prior Lake. Twenty years ago those people were living in government trailers; many had no plumbing.

Thu, 01/09/2014 - 15:42 | 4316396 Dr. Engali
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Waging war on poverty for 50 years? Doesn't the fact that we are still fighting it tell you something? Or should I go ask Al qaeda that question?  America...the only country with a never ending war on everything.

Thu, 01/09/2014 - 15:48 | 4316446 therearetoomany...
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From Reagan's 1964 Goldwater speech....though the dollar references are SO DIFFERENT from now...but imagine...

"We have so many people who can't see a fat man standing beside a thin one without coming to the conclusion the fat man got that way by taking advantage of the thin one. So they're going to solve all the problems of human misery through government and government planning. Well, now, if government planning and welfare had the answer—and they've had almost 30 years of it—shouldn't we expect government to read the score to us once in a while? Shouldn't they be telling us about the decline each year in the number of people needing help? The reduction in the need for public housing?.... Welfare spending [is] 10 times greater than in the dark depths of the Depression. We're spending 45 billion dollars on welfare. Now do a little arithmetic, and you'll find that if we divided the 45 billion dollars up equally among those 9 million poor families, we'd be able to give each family 4,600 dollars a year. And this added to their present income should eliminate poverty. Direct aid to the poor, however, is only running only about 600 dollars per family. It would seem that someplace there must be some overhead. "

Thu, 01/09/2014 - 16:03 | 4316537 ThisIsBob
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And losing most if not all.

Thu, 01/09/2014 - 15:42 | 4316398 Byte Me
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Any of the Obama Youth fainted yet?

Thu, 01/09/2014 - 15:43 | 4316406 kchrisc
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Didn't the Constitution create a "promise zone?!"

Thu, 01/09/2014 - 16:13 | 4316588 akarc
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Well yeah. But that was before it became extinct.

Thu, 01/09/2014 - 17:24 | 4316949 viahj
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as is the Republic.  this is clearly a way to further advance the federal .gov vs. the States.  States won't secede when they're latched onto your teat.

Thu, 01/09/2014 - 16:31 | 4316674 Colonel Klink
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Yes it did.  It was the entire nation, and the promise was to protect us from overbearing feral Federal government like we now have.

Promise broken courtesy of the corrupt Supreme Court and Legislative branches of....hey what do you know.....GOVERNMENT!

Thu, 01/09/2014 - 15:43 | 4316407 Catullus
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Are these like "Danger Zone"?!?!?!

Mein Obama, lead us to the promised lands! Hallelujah. Oh lawdy.

Thu, 01/09/2014 - 15:48 | 4316411 Quinvarius
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Moronic.  If you throw a million dollars at crackville, you just get a bigger crack problem.  There are reason people are leaving those areas.  And there are reasons the people there don't qualify for loans.  You might as well give the money to bankers.  It will do just as much good for the economy. 

Thu, 01/09/2014 - 16:31 | 4316671 LFMayor
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Tyrone Biggums $375,000.00 Crack Party!   As advertised in the WSJ.

Chappelle up and had a breakdown when people didn't laugh at his jokes. They laughed at his truths.

Thu, 01/09/2014 - 15:44 | 4316412 Musashi Miyamoto
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"Ladies and Gentlemen," said the ballerina, reading the bulletin. She must have been extraordinarily beautiful, because the mask she wore was hideous. And it was easy to see that she was the strongest and most graceful of all the dancers, for her handicap bags were as big as those worn by two-hundred pound men.

And she had to apologize at once for her voice, which was a very unfair voice for a woman to use. Her voice was a warm, luminous, timeless melody. "Excuse me-" she said, and she began again, making her voice absolutely uncompetitive.

"Harrison Bergeron, age fourteen," she said in a grackle squawk, "has just escaped from jail, where he was held on suspicion of plotting to overthrow the government. He is a genius and an athlete, is under-handicapped, and should be regarded as extremely dangerous."

Equality for all, BitcheZ!

Thu, 01/09/2014 - 15:46 | 4316429 Quinvarius
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I still remember that story from High School.

Thu, 01/09/2014 - 15:45 | 4316421 therearetoomany...
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Really the reason we can't beat poverty is because our government isn't regulating our lives enough.



Thu, 01/09/2014 - 15:47 | 4316422 Mercury
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"Promise Zones are a new way of doing business,” the administration official said. “They will be led by local community leadership working toward a common goal … supported by the federal government.”



Thu, 01/09/2014 - 15:49 | 4316449 Blano
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NAACP, Rainbow Coalition, La Raza, Black Panthers, etc. etc. etc.

I bet they got the heads up beforehand and are already salivating.

Thu, 01/09/2014 - 16:11 | 4316570 akarc
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Downed ya just because I didn't want to use the words racist, bigot, homophobic and totally off topic. 

Thu, 01/09/2014 - 16:21 | 4316613 Mercury
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It's only off topic if those groups don't actually turn out to be on the receiving end of this program. I wouldn't hold your breath.

By the way, do you know what "La Raza" means in Spanish?

Thu, 01/09/2014 - 17:09 | 4316905 Blano
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Use whatever words you want, I'm still right.  Pointing out the truth is racist now?? 

You probably think A.J. McCarron's mom was being racist too.

Thu, 01/09/2014 - 15:51 | 4316457 Quinvarius
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They sound more like soon to fail communist experiments.  These people are going to love being forced to work on the farm collectives, which is going end up happening after they spend all their federal money on crack.  It is all part of the deal. 

Thu, 01/09/2014 - 16:08 | 4316554 akarc
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Yea, more Bureaucrats. And Bureacratic job openings to feed the growing bureacracy. THe new capitialism.

Thu, 01/09/2014 - 15:45 | 4316423 zipit
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If you target law enforcement in poor communities, you'll arrest and incarcerate more poor people, feeding the corporate-prision-government machine money and further enslaving the meat and bllod that machine lives on (mostly black meat and blood, in the USSA).

Thu, 01/09/2014 - 16:05 | 4316547 akarc
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Wish I could have upped ya thousand. The answer to shipping jobs overseas escalating here in the homeland.

Thu, 01/09/2014 - 15:47 | 4316433 Blano
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I refuse to listen to this pathetic fuck, so please let me know if he sends out some hashtag thingy that we can run roughshod over this afternoon & evening.

Thu, 01/09/2014 - 15:55 | 4316438 MickV
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Yeah, and Reggie promised he wouldn't kum in the Usurper's mouth.

Thu, 01/09/2014 - 15:50 | 4316444 Duude
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You want to beat poverty? Eliminate the payroll tax, income tax, and Obamacare tax for a set period of time.  Suddenly unemployment checks won't be worthwhile, and people will go back to work to capitalize on the higher take home. 

Thu, 01/09/2014 - 15:51 | 4316458 therearetoomany...
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"People don't get that, it's better if we help them!" -any number of apologists, sycophants and just plain assholes

Thu, 01/09/2014 - 16:03 | 4316536 akarc
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And don't forget corporate subsidies and offshoring of profits. Oh wait a second, they will have to encourage more of their workers to get on food stamps. My Bad. Sorry.  

Thu, 01/09/2014 - 16:39 | 4316732 Things that go bump
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Well, that would eliminate the vig. Not going to happen.

Thu, 01/09/2014 - 15:48 | 4316447 FredFlintstone
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Google "HUB Zone".

Thu, 01/09/2014 - 16:00 | 4316523 akarc
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Or "Enterpise zones"

Thu, 01/09/2014 - 16:05 | 4316546 Billy Sol Estes
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Thu, 01/09/2014 - 15:49 | 4316450 I Am Not a Copp...
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Nice handshake he gave that kid with the dreads

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