Barack Obama Intervening In West Coast Port Dispute

BECAUSE EVERYTHING HE TOUCHES TURNS TO GOLD …  || By FITSNEWS || U.S. president Barack Obama will intervene in a labor dispute blocking imports and exports at multiple west coast ports. Due to friction between the International Longshore and Warehouse Union and the Pacific Maritime Association – which represents the…


|| By FITSNEWS || U.S. president Barack Obama will intervene in a labor dispute blocking imports and exports at multiple west coast ports.

Due to friction between the International Longshore and Warehouse Union and the Pacific Maritime Association – which represents the ports’ managers – containers have been backing up at ports up and down the “Left Coast.”  And ships have been backing up

The picture above (posted on the website Zero Hedge) was taken from the blog of photographer Mike Kelley, who flew over the coast of Los Angeles in a helicopter earlier this week.

Kelly has an absolutely amazing photo gallery posted on his website, MPKelley.com.  Seriously … it’s like nothing we’ve ever seen.  A MUST CLICK.

“It was one of the most exciting experiences I’ve had doing aerial photography – being that far out at sea, with the huge swells underneath you, and these massive, massive container ships everywhere was like living a scene out of Walter Mitty’s life,” Kelley wrote of his photo shoot.

Anyway … back to politics …

“The negotiations over the functioning of the West Coast ports have been taking place for months with the administration urging the parties to resolve their differences,” a White House spokesman told Reuters.

They haven’t, though … so Obama is now sending in his labor secretary, Tom Perez (this guy).

His mission?  “To travel to California to meet with the parties to urge them to resolve their dispute quickly at the bargaining table,” the spokesman said.

Right … 

This administration has been in the pocket of Big Labor from day one … and as a result has stopped the union bleeding in this country.  In fact unions are once again on the move – scoring a big win two months ago in Tennessee and eyeing what could be a historic victory in rabidly right-to-work South Carolina this year.

Basically this is nothing more than the union bringing a bunch of Chicagoland gangsters to the table …

U.S. retailers – who have suffered two disastrous back-to-back months – are pressuring the administration to

“The slowdowns, congestion and suspensions at the West Coast ports need to end now,” said Jonathan Gold, a National Retail Federation executive. “It’s time for the White House to immediately engage in this critically important economic priority and force the two sides to remain at the negotiating table until a deal is done.”


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Manray9 February 14, 2015 at 8:33 pm

“This administration has been in the pocket of Big Labor from day one…” As opposed to the Bush administration which was in the pocket of big business — especially oil and gas — from day one?

GrandTango February 14, 2015 at 8:42 pm

Bush’s gas prices were $1.75 a gallon less than Obamas for most of 8 yrs..you Dumb@$$…If that’s in the pocket…I’m OK w it…

shag ISIS!!! February 14, 2015 at 9:17 pm

I AGREE. GT-we send Jackie Gore to negotiate with Iran and they will give up their nukes!

Gas prices @ $1 buck a gallon!


lol February 15, 2015 at 8:26 am

Are you going to vote for Jeb?

Barbara February 15, 2015 at 8:59 am

No love for Jeb, GT? Who do you support for president? Nobody, probably. You have no answers, just poorly written responses.

GrandTango February 15, 2015 at 10:01 am

Better question: Are you like EVERY Democrat in the US and support Hillary???

Republican voters have many. No reason for us to commit, yet…You have no choice..

Barbara February 15, 2015 at 1:49 pm

Hillary would make a much better president than ANY of the current republican crop. Could you imagine another world leader having to meet with one of those jackasses? Judging by your comments though, you probably see those incompetent frauds as geniuses.

GrandTango February 15, 2015 at 2:15 pm


“I ain’t in no way tire”….”What Difference does it make”…and “I don’t recall”….are her MOST pertinent official statements….aside pulling a Brian Williams…

She initiated the Birther Movement, as yall call it…LMAO….

You cannot be that F*#king STUPID…LMAO…Democrats…you have go to be the most IGNORANT MoFos on earth…Hahahaha – HILLARY ….Hahahahahahaha – thanks for the laugh…

The only bigger F*#king joke would be Joe Biden….LMAO…priceless…

Republicunts February 15, 2015 at 2:28 pm

Still, no one in the current GOP runners can beat her. Name one.

GrandTango February 15, 2015 at 3:18 pm

Hahahahahahahahahahaha…You can’t be THAT F*#king STUPID Can you????….Hahahahaha…

What you have to believe to be a Democrat…Hahahahaha…You’re a F*#king IDIOT…LMAO….

The multiple voters are not coming out for Hillary…Not to mention, they are tired of STARVING, too…Hahahahaha…Under your TOTAL F*#king FAILURE…Hahahaha…

Barbara February 15, 2015 at 3:22 pm

I’ll vote for her, several people I know will vote for her, many commenters here will vote for her. I haven’t heard one person, including you, name a republican they will vote for. Not looking too good for whatever you believe in, son.

GrandTango February 15, 2015 at 4:01 pm

Not sure where you live, but it sounds like you associate w/ some pretty Dumb#$$ people…
The TRUE unemployment rate is more than 10%. Obama’s gas and energy inflation has been a HARSH tax on SUFFERING American families for 6-plus years. Food costs are through the roof. Obamacare has brought ASTRONOMICAL Spikes in insurance premiums…and the insurance is WORTHLESS because the Deductibles are so high…
Incomes are declining…Race relations are abysmal. House prices are in the cellar. Our schools are in a mess…Socially, the polarization is more profound than it has been in 100 years…The courts are corrupt with liberal judges and Nadal Hassan is relaxing in prison. We trade brutal combatants for Islamic traitors. The IRS is persecuting the people the government hates and the power-mongers spy on perceived political enemies… And we have no idea who is crossing our border and what type of disease or warfare they are bringing….
AND IT IS ALL BECAUSE of the DEMORCAT PARTY….and Hillary is a Democrat…Is SUCKS to be that lily-white, privilege Elitist…while WORKING people struggle…while people like her live in luxury..telling us to Get F*#ked…because we’re not as good as her and Obama…

Rocky February 15, 2015 at 4:33 pm

What aternative universe do you live in STUPID. Real unemployment is real unemployment – 5.7%. Way down. Inflation has aeraged around 2.1% annually (or less) since 2009. Food costs are not through the roof stupid, not even close. My health insurance premiums went down this year, and I used the decrease to fund a health savings account to cover the deductible. You’re an idiot, who wakes up every night in cold sweats realizing the Fox News bullcrap you believe in and base your reality on is a total lie. I feel sorry for you – I really do. It must be hard to see your world view collapse around you, just like Berlin was collapsing around Hitler. So sad indeed.

guest February 15, 2015 at 6:56 pm

In a Pew poll taken in mid-October, 32 percent of voters said that they considered their vote for Congress as a vote against Barack Obama; 20 percent thought of it as a vote for Obama. These figures are usually understated—people don’t like to say their vote for one individual is based on their feelings about another. The significance of the 12-point margin and of a third of the electorate saying that their vote was directed against the president becomes clear when one compares 2014 with 2010. In that year, 28 percent said they were voting against Obama and 26 percent for. In 1994, another big Republican midterm victory, only 21 percent of the electorate said they were voting against Clinton. The only midterm election where the vote was similarly directed against the president was 2006, when Americans cast a vote against George W. Bush. Like that election, this one was a referendum on the president.

Rocky February 15, 2015 at 8:58 pm

Except this President didn’t start an 8-year war based on lies just to prove he was toughter than his Daddy, or let bodies float around in New Orleans after a hurricane while saying Brownie was doing “a heckuva job.” And after that mid-term Bush was at 32% approval rating whereas the current President is at 50% and rising.

Barbara February 15, 2015 at 5:12 pm

That’s A LOT of words to avoid a simple question. Name your great Republican savior in 2016? This simple question appears to be a real brain buster for you (probably like everyday life). Nobody likes your comments. People are liking my comments about Hillary. Even in SC, you are a joke.

GrandTango February 15, 2015 at 5:54 pm

Makes no difference who it is. You have already lost, because you have only a Closed-party, anointed, LOSER as your candidate…

Read the headlines regarding Hillary:

DOWD: Once Clintons had War Room. Now have Slime Room…

Activists bristle at nonstop fundraising pleas…

Obama bundlers slow to back…

Bill’s libido threatens — again…

Barbara February 16, 2015 at 8:04 am

Welp, you can’t answer that simple question. Poor little troll. You have no ideas or support any real candidates. Just an angry, home bound bigot and this is your outlet. Thanks for wasting everyone’s time.

GrandTango February 16, 2015 at 9:06 am

STFU…you IGNORANT liberal…

I really don’t Give a F*#k about you…or whatever it is you’re asking…DEFEATING you – and fixing the mess you’ve made of our country – is ALL that matters…

Everybody February 16, 2015 at 9:30 am

Dang, she made you look stupid. LOL.

Smirks Free Loader February 16, 2015 at 9:33 am

Try harder Smirks and get back to work…

Rocky February 16, 2015 at 10:58 am

Hi, I’m Rob Lowe. And I’m nasty, mean and angry Rob Lowe, and I have cable.

Smirks February 16, 2015 at 8:49 am

You have already lost, because you have only a Closed-party, anointed, LOSER as your candidate…

People assumed Hillary would win the nomination in 2008 too, not some young upstart black senator. How did that work out?

GrandTango February 16, 2015 at 9:04 am

It has been Miserable for the country…

But you selfish, corrupt @$$holes don’t give a S#!t about all the people who have been suffering w/o enough jobs, high gas and food prices…and a medical care system, you have F*#ked up even worse….

As long as you feed your GREED, and exert your hate and power, you F*#k the working Americans, who built it…

Rocky February 16, 2015 at 10:06 am

Again moron, 5.7% unemployment, 18K DOW, rebounding housing market. Get with the freakin’ reality for Christ’s name. If you were so concerned with long-term unemployed you must have been pissed with Mitch McConnell took away their long-term unemployment benefits – right? God you’re so predictable. Arguing with you is like hunting rabbits, you just wait for them to circle back over their tracks – again – and blam!!! We gots rabbit for dinner.

rOcky the dildo February 16, 2015 at 9:32 am

{correction} ” not some MUSLIM black senator that hates America”…

ROcky February 15, 2015 at 2:56 pm

Yeah, Democrats suck. Always invading countries over lies, and taking away people’s insurance and driving the economy into the ground. You realize the last two serious recessions were brought to you by the GOP – the same family in fact. You’re so pathetic – you can’t even understand the greatest prosperity in our nation’s history came from HIllary’s husband and his strong leadership. He even balanced the budget and started paying down the debt. What do you care if the GOP wins the White House and Johnny M and Lindsey can send another 5,000 kids to die in some craphole country. Won’t be your kids right? And you won’t be going – tough guy. You’re such a fool. #$R%#!!!

GrandTango February 15, 2015 at 3:07 pm

Live in a myth much???…LMAO…Dumb@$$…Hahahaha…

lol February 15, 2015 at 3:15 pm

Please, name the republican you want to be president? Who, in your great wisdom(lol), do you hope to be voting for in 2016? And don’t pussy out like you always do and say “any of them”, cause that is just ridiculous. I don’t think you are serious about politics, just trolling and being pathetic.

GrandTango February 15, 2015 at 4:04 pm

Hillary….LMAO….Are you THAT F*#King Stupid…Thank you for giving me a LAUGH…Especially with what Obama has done to the country…Hahahaha…

guest February 15, 2015 at 6:59 pm

President Obama has lost nearly 70 seats in the House since taking office and more seats in midterm elections than any president since Harry Truman.

Democrats have suffered a net loss of at least 69 House seats since 2008, with the possibility that Republicans could pick up even more as the final 2014 midterm races are called.

Senate Democrats have not fared much better, losing a net of at least 13 seats since Obama took office.

Midterm elections have been brutal for congressional Democrats in the Obama era. The party lost at least 77 seats in the midterms in 2010 and 2014, though they gained back eight seats in 2012.

Obama has already surpassed President Dwight Eisenhower’s tally of 66 midterm losses in the House, according to data published by the Rothenberg Political Report. President Franklin Roosevelt and Truman each lost more House seats during their midterm years.

The 2010 midterms account for the bulk of the losses. In the tumultuous period after the passage of ObamaCare, Republicans picked up 63 seats in a wave election that awarded them

Rocky February 15, 2015 at 8:55 pm

That’s called spending political capital and getting things done. Something the GOP remembers from the serious asswhipping they got in 2006 and 2008. Remember those oh sage?

Rocky February 15, 2015 at 9:42 pm

And we need to only take back what – about 30 of them, and we have the House back – and then we’ll really screw you Guest.

Barbara February 15, 2015 at 3:12 pm

It’s true, she’s way more qualified. Is that why you’re so scared of her (and probably any other woman)? Luckily, the rest of the country isn’t as ignorant and ill informed as you. Can you even vote? You realize a majority of voters in presidential elections are women, right?

GrandTango February 15, 2015 at 4:10 pm

You DO realize that ALL women are not F*#king IDIOTS, like You and Hillary Clinton (who got used like a Dish-Rag to cling to political power??)…

Married, responsible women – who BUILD this country – don’t vote Democrat in nearly the numbers, government-dependent women do. Women, who have not made the mistakes in their lives, and don’t want a bail out…will vote R….Dumb@$$…

AND: There are more Women in the GOP presidential field than there are in the Democrat field…you ignorant F*#k…And you HATE those Republican women w/ an un-natural vigor…don’t You???

Barbara February 15, 2015 at 5:07 pm

LOL. Than was quite a brain fark! Well, you certainly talk like a woman hating man-child. I’m willing to bet there is no significant other for you? When you grow up you’re going to be one lonely angry and delusional old man. Will having a woman for your Commander in Chief be worse for your underdeveloped bigoted mind than having a half black President?

GrandTango February 15, 2015 at 5:57 pm

Classy woman…you are…Gross.

PS: Resorting to the simple-minded personal assault tactics (waxing ignorantly) you are merely another of the obsessed ignorant-F*#k FITS regulars posing as a woman.

You’re not fooling anyone.

Barbara February 16, 2015 at 7:58 am

As a woman, it’s easy for me to recognize a man who doesn’t nor will not have a woman of his own. And as usual, a woman is right again. Sorry that hurts your feelings, but you do it to yourself, honey. I bet I’m the first woman, beside your Mom, you’ve even had a virtual conversation with in a long while. At least there is no chance of you reproducing. Must be God’s will.

GrandTango February 16, 2015 at 9:08 am

Are you Rocky, Squishy or Saluda Rapids?????… Dumb!$$???

Barbara February 16, 2015 at 9:27 am

I’m the woman who is owning your pathetic ass. Enjoy the closest you’re going to get to actually talking to a real life female, you clueless turd. You bore me now, so I’ll leave it to all the other commenters here to make you look completely out classed. Bye, Bye…off to work.

boogie fever February 16, 2015 at 9:29 am

Try harder Boz.

Rocky February 16, 2015 at 10:03 am

You go girl!!! Nail his @$$. Hit him with a right fact hook, then a few additional factual jabs, and you’ll own him.

GrandTango February 16, 2015 at 10:03 am

You sound like the kind of “woman” who could only get a date w/ one of the FITS’ dudes you’re impersonating…LMAO…

What’s of note: You liberal “men” are so effeminate…and the “women” are so masculine, classless and repulsive (see Hillary, Rosie and Whoopi)….Hahahaha..sucks to be you…

Your men are more appealing as women, than the alleged “women”….LMAO…

Rocky February 16, 2015 at 10:07 am

Totally uncalled for. Debate ideas, stop insulting people. If you can. What a bottomless well of Derp.

Han February 16, 2015 at 12:09 pm

No wonder you can’t get a woman or man or whatever. So stupid and so angry. Horrible combination. Enjoy the loneliness.

Rocky February 16, 2015 at 10:56 am

He’s Extremely Awkward Rob Lowe.

Barbara Moocowski February 16, 2015 at 9:39 am

Commander of Chief of WHAT? ISIS and the destruction of America?

You are nothing but another example the stupid BITCHES that have turned the Democrat Party into a stinking vaginal nightmare.

Women Rule February 16, 2015 at 5:31 pm

There are some really angry closeted homosexuals here. Come out. You’ll might finally get a nut and calm down.

grandtangosuglydog February 15, 2015 at 10:12 am

Except for that period where Bush brought about the highest gas prices in history but due to the fact you are proven liar you forget to mention that…typically cowardly response combined with being fact free..aka the grandasshat troll comment

GrandTango February 15, 2015 at 10:33 am

Averaging prices..Dumb@$$..You don’t count the brief time in Bush’s tenure, after Democrats took over Congress, and signaled NO DRILLING…

So you’re Full–of-S#!t (and uneducated)…not to mention Bush took action to lower the prices for Americans…after the Democrats spooked the market over the top…Obama has done nothing, but make it worse…

grandtangosuglydog February 15, 2015 at 10:39 am

So to be clear, you dont know who mark foley, larry craig or for that matter ted nugent are, you swore the economic collapse happened under Obama, the bailouts highest gas prices in history, etc, all under Obama in your world view, and i guess 9/11 and those two pesky wars didnt happen under Bush, and he didnt authorize the patriot act, start spying on US citizens, nor the expansion of medicaid plan D etc, all this was under Obama in your view….wow i just cant for the life of me understand how your so called political blog failed, i wonder how come it never got an ounce of respect or considered the tiniest bit relevant…..im totally mystified. Mystified I tell ya..mystified.

Rocky February 15, 2015 at 3:03 pm

When the record Obamacare sign-ups come out next week Grand Tango will insist Obamacare is actually Delaycare – and that the GOP passed it in 2005. As for his poor language – I wonder if his mother knows he refers to gay sex so much? If she did she might withhold is Bagel-bite snaciks.

rOcky scumbag February 15, 2015 at 6:19 pm

Does your mom know you are the biggest fucking liar on FITS? What you posted about Graham and accusing Joshua of being a pedophile showed your character.

Obamacare numbers? What the fuck you think people are gonna do when you threaten to fine em, take their tax refund. put a lien on their property or put em in jail if they don’t sign up?

Rocky February 15, 2015 at 9:41 pm

Shut up flip. I apologized for my comment on Graham, and made a point of saying if Josh’s wife was falsely accusing him she should be punished, and also said she wouldn’t be because the courts are too spineless to do it. Obamacare numbers – I would suggest to you most people getting the coverage are glad to get it – and if it takes fines to keep moochers from taking advantage of the rest of us – so be it. After six years of Obama we have a lot to be greatful for. After six weeks of the GOP controlling Congress and we’re about to shut down the Department of Homeland Security – putting us at greater danger than before 9/11. Thanks Republicans – sure are gettin’ the job done – losers. And you’re one of them.

r0cky simpleton February 15, 2015 at 10:01 pm

Hanging by the ‘airport’ tonight? You are one entertaining,lying dumbass.

Muslim Obama shut down homeland security in 2008. ISIS,Al Queda and south america love him.

grandtangosuglydog February 16, 2015 at 8:52 pm

Obama took office January of 2009 you ignorant piece of shit no thing speck of shit on my boots proven liar just blatantly caught in a lie d bag.

Smirks February 16, 2015 at 8:35 am

put a lien on their property or put em in jail if they don’t sign up?

[citation needed]

Rocky February 15, 2015 at 2:51 pm

This is true. Bush, by refusing to have the OTS oversee thrifts and their toxic mortgage lending, ensure the Great Recession which did more to lower gas prices than anything. The collapse of the credits markats and near failure of the financial system sharply curtailed demand, resulting on gasoline prices near $2 a gallon when Bush borded the helicopter for Andrews Air Force Base. The subsequent joy of most of America signaled an instant rebound in optimism and prices rebounded to around $2.50 a gallon. Bush left the White House after President Barack Obama-mama whipped John McCain and Sarah “the Sunfish” Palin in a record electoral landslide, and after attending the inaguration which witnessed a record 1.2 million attendees flooding the Mall in Washington DC. But of course, you knew that.

GrandTango February 15, 2015 at 3:10 pm

Who FORCED banks to lend to people who could not (or would not) pay back..therefore CREATING the TOXIC mortgages…Remember Bush warned Congress about it more than a dozen times…

Ever hear of the Community Re-Investment Act???…You ignorant and uneducated F*#k…

Rocky February 15, 2015 at 4:27 pm

CRA loans out-performed the toxic crap originated by such GOP-love children like IndyMaca and Washington Mutual. There were not enough CRA loans to cause a recession. Sorry dough-brain – you’ve once again falled prey to “talking points” of the GOP – Got No Plan. The Party that can’t even figure out how to fund the DHS – the very department they created. Can’t make that stuff up. Please return to your research – such that is is (not)!

Rocky February 16, 2015 at 9:45 am

I couldn’t let this rest Dumb@$$. Here’s the reality on CRA lending based on empirical evidence and data analyzed by the Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis.

“In total, of all the higher-priced loans, only 6 percent were extended by CRA-regulated lenders (and their affiliates) to either lower-income borrowers or neighborhoods in the lenders’ CRA assessment areas, which are the local geographies that are the primary focus for CRA evaluation purposes. The small share of subprime lending in 2005 and 2006 that can be linked to the CRA suggests it is very unlikely the CRA could have played a substantial role in the subprime crisis.”

“Many loans originated through NWA programs are done in conjunction with banking institutions subject to the CRA, so the performance of these loans provides another basis to address the relationship between the CRA and the subprime crisis. Along any measure of the severity of loan delinquency or the incidence of foreclosure, the loans originated under the NWA program have performed better than subprime loans.”
Again, I am sorry that reality conflicts so violently with your peverted world view. My recommendation is that you read more broadly, ingest that information, and formulate new views based on more impericial evidence, a lot of which is now available. I know that the terms Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac tested negatively in focus groups by Frank Klutz and therefore were the basis of many GOP claims – but fortunately lending statistics are very broadly collected and available to the general public – allow you, Senor Grand Tango, to do your own analysis. If you need help you can either ask me for assistance, or contact some of the very good economitrix and modeling Professors at the USC GINT department or the School of Business.

GrandTango February 16, 2015 at 9:59 am

So you admit you used your hate and racism to punish private-sector business and damage our economy…Thank you…that will be all…

Rocky February 16, 2015 at 10:01 am

Reading comprehension issues GT – a good MRI and CAT scan could help isolate those issues and allow for a medicated treatment plan.

Rocky February 15, 2015 at 2:44 pm

Gas prices in 2005 through 2007 averaged a little over $3.00 a gallon, spiking in 2008 to over $4.00 a gallon. In 2009, during our current popularly elected Democratic president (who was elected by an electoral landslide twice), gasoline prices averaged around $2.70 a gallon. Thereafter they averaged around $3.50 a gallon, but have recently returned to below $3.50 a gallon. To be fair, gasoline prices during Bush’s first four years averaged just under $2.00. The primary reason for the increase in prices, however, was the market building in a risk primium on the price for oil because of a raging war taking place in Iraq – which was started, as you know, by President Bush. All this means is that while you might be technically correct, the $1.75 more is a stretch, since that would say that for most of Bush’s term gas was (3.50-1.75= 1.75) $1.75 – and that was not a price anyone saw after 2002. So therefore, besides being full of crap as always, you are wrong. But keep trying.

GrandTango February 15, 2015 at 3:15 pm

That’s TOTAL Bull-S#!t…when you are talking to a F*#King liar like you…it’s useless…Only people as F*#king Stupid and ignorant as you are dishonest, believe you…It was not that long ago to remeber the TRUTH…

It’s why I say we have to BURY you. Beat you down like the Allies beat the NAZIs…You’re corrupt, unethical and evil… No way to deal w/ you, except beat the F*#k out of you…It’s how you handle criminal level mendacity. It’s all you understand.

And I think people are figuring it out..(See Nov. 4) and the crashing of Jeb, Christie and Romney….

You dumb February 15, 2015 at 3:19 pm

This Rocky person ( and pretty much everybody else) makes you look foolish on a daily basis. Well, you make yourself look foolish, but Rocky really seems to bring out the Super Derp in you. Such a bottomless well of Derp you have…

GrandTango February 15, 2015 at 4:03 pm

Nice try Rocky…Why do you F*#king idiots have to change identities over and over…to pat yourself on the back..after making a F*#king fool of yourself…again and again…???

Rocky February 15, 2015 at 4:39 pm

Seriously Dude – that wasn’t me! I don’t know who it was – but it was priceless. Bottomless well of Derp. I can’t stop laughing. Winning post of the day!!!!

GrandTango February 15, 2015 at 6:26 pm

“What difference does it make?”…to quote Hillary…

There is very little difference in your ability to express anything with any intellect or honesty…

You all parrot pretty much the same thing…That’s what lemmings do…no matter how stupid the one ahead of you looks…you just blissfully follow behind, expressing the same level of ignorance and hatred…

You dumb February 15, 2015 at 5:22 pm

Not Rocky, you fucking douche nozzle. He’s way too nice and tries to explain things to you. Were you a child during Bush Jr’s years as president? Raised by a TV stuck on FoxNews? Cause your reimagining of his years as president don’t match up with the reality us adults endured under those psycho neo-con warmongers you so admire.

GrandTango February 15, 2015 at 5:52 pm

What was the average unemployment during the Bush years w/ ALL of the workforce being counted? …

When you are asked to bring in reality…you’re revealed as IGNORANT and dishonest…

Bottom line: You have severely Damaged this country…to let you go unchallenged is NOT how America became its best…We have F*#ked up liars, and harmful people…defeated you…That’s why we’ve been blessed by God.

You MUST be beaten to a F*#king Pulp..playing nice w/ you has us on the brink of collapse. No time to placate pieces of S#!*…like you…

Rocky February 15, 2015 at 6:09 pm

You so funny.

GrandTango February 15, 2015 at 6:23 pm

That’s what I thought….LMAO…You DUMB-@$$…

rocky=isis? February 15, 2015 at 6:36 pm

lol…Rocky says he has homes all over the country and his employer tells him just to hang out near an airport for his next assignment…family in Montreal…

Sounds like a terrorist to me? Be careful with this dude. Boz has told a story about Eric Rudolph or some such in Laurinburg, NC and now “sleeper” Rocky at an airport near us?

grandtangosuglydog might just be the cab driver? You can’t make this shit up!

Rocky February 15, 2015 at 6:08 pm

Every time I come back through this thread my wife wants to know what is so funny – I’m laughing non-stop. Someone notify Colonel – he needs to read this one. OMG – so funny. Bottmelss well of Derp. You’re my hero.

You dumb February 16, 2015 at 12:13 pm

Glad I could provide a chuckle. Laughing at that dim cunt is the only redeemable quality of this site.

Rocky February 15, 2015 at 4:38 pm

ROTFLMAO. “Such a bottomless well of Derp you have” – priceless.

You dumb February 15, 2015 at 5:18 pm

Sometimes moron, idiot, ignorant, stupid, clueless, dumbass, dipshit, dumb fuck, shit for brains and just plain retarded aren’t enough. And this is not Rocky. Just another person who laughs at your derptitude, dork. There are many of us here.

Rocky February 15, 2015 at 4:37 pm

If I’m such a liar – why do you respond with simply calling me a (swearword) liar, and that I’m (swear word) stupid, in capital letters? You can’t ever respond to my comments with facts because you don’t have any facts. You just have some piece of bullshit you read on Brightwaybart, or Drudge Report, or some other right-wing shit slinger site, and you gobble it up like it’s gospel. Usually I would point out to you that the truth would set you free, but in your case it would probably blow your mind. You’re pathetic. You need another bitch-slapping like you got last week?

guest February 15, 2015 at 7:03 pm

“He’s lost almost 70 Democrats since he’s been president,” Roberts said of Congress, “and more than 900 state legislators. So he needs to give Democrats something to run on.”

We had heard iterations of Democratic losses on the congressional level, but never such a large number of losses for Democrats in legislatures across the country.

Turns out, Roberts is correct.

Our analysis shows Democrats have lost 910 seats since Obama took office. (You can see the changes in every state here.)

We took a state-by-state look of lost seats from the best source available, theNational Conference of State Legislatures. Using the group’s data, we compared the number of Democratic seats in early 2009, when Obama took office, to the number of seats after the 2014 midterms.

The bottom line: Republicans now control about 56 percent of the country’s 7,383 state legislative seats, up 12 percentage points since 2009.

Thirty-five states posted double-digit seat losses for the Democrats in state legislatures, including more than 50 seats each in Arkansas, New Hampshire and West Virginia.


Rocky February 15, 2015 at 9:01 pm

Arkansas and West Virginia – absolutely crucial in a Presidential election – yeah?

FastEddy23 February 16, 2015 at 10:55 am

I think we all should be able to agree that the Son of “Read My Lips” did not do big business or big labor any favors. The only beneficiaries of the Bush Too administration were big greedy banks and bigger Fascist government … The only thing that was a net positive for The People was that Both Bushes allowed Alan Greenspan to keep inflation in check. … Oh Bummer? Not!

GrandTango February 16, 2015 at 11:16 am

What was the TRUE unemployment rate under Bush II?…What was the average gas price the first 6 years of his adm. (before the Ds took Congress?)…Was coal plentiful and cheap for consumers…???

How many Americans were at the poverty rate, and received welfare, food stamps and Medicaid, under Bush II, compared to now?

What did Bush Administration officials tell Congress about banks being forced to lend money to people, based ONLY on race as collateral?

Who was developing solar and win mostly, under Bush II…the private sector, or government wasted dollars?

Were illegal aliens controlling our elections and collapsing our social welfare and healthcare system?

What was the deficit in EIGHT years of Bush II?

What direction did salaries move under Bush II?….What about taxes and tax rebates??…And did Iraq hold a free election w/ 70% turnout, despite terrorist squads vowing to murder voters???

What did we do to w/ enemy combatants in our prisons…get life-saving info. from them…or let them free to go kill more innocents and Americans???

What kind of relationship did we have w/ Israel under Bush…and in what direction did Al Qaeda and the Taliban go???

I think you’ve been drunkened on the Kool-Aid the media feeds the masses, in order to make voters think the Democrats are no worse than the Rs…

If you believe that, after honestly answering the questions I asked, you may need to take a look at your powers to reason…

FastEddy23 February 16, 2015 at 12:10 pm

See: http://www.shadowstats.com/alternate_data/unemployment-charts

See: http://zfacts.com/p/35.html

BTW: Here in Taxifornia, the tax costs per gallon run approximately 42% to 45% depending on sales tax per Dollar / price. … And They want to blame You, so latest is another percentage tax increase on fuel “costs” per Dollar … another tax on taxes paid.

GrandTango February 16, 2015 at 12:41 pm

Not very concise and clear. You may even be agreeing w/ me. And if you cannot articulate it yourself, I really don’t care to read what the people who persuade you publish.

FastEddy23 February 16, 2015 at 12:51 pm

“Not very concise and clear. …”

Neither are They. Yes, I am agreeing with you. Internet searches on the fly this AM: “real unemployment” and “gas prices”.

GrandTango February 16, 2015 at 1:00 pm

That said: I thought Bush went out of his way (to a fault) to be fair. Unlike Obama, he was elected to be president of all, and he tried to be.

And Bush was very good for any and all business. Hence the good jobs numbers under him. I don’t see any real evidence that Bush catered to any segment, other than the law and the rules.

So I get defensive when I see charges to the contrary.

Rocky February 16, 2015 at 12:15 pm

Too many to answer. But let’s try. Deficit – averaged around $400 billion to $700 billion most years when you factor in he started at a surplus of $300 billion. So, about the same (and the war costs were off the books). Salaries were flat and declining under Bush, thank you very much. Indexed to inflation which by 2005 / 2006 was nearly 6%, they were tumbling. See post above about CRA loans, they outperformed non-bank crap (CRA loans are made by banks, non-bank lenders sunk the economy – many were thrifts regulated by the executive branch), Israel was a great ally, they sent millions of troops and aircraft to Iraq, taxes were cut for the most wealthy, and tax credits given to lower income – see deficits above for results, Bush invited in all the illegal aliens he could, championed Immigration Reform with pathway to citizenship, welfare rolls increased under Bush, spiked under Obama, gas started at $1.75, went to $3.00 in 2005 and spiked at $4.10 in 2008, Iraq held free elections at the cost of $3 trillion of our money, and 4,500 dead Americans – yippie. Solar and wind, private industry just like today. You need anything else?

GrandTango February 16, 2015 at 12:39 pm

Simple: Deficit rose by $9 trillion under Obama as much as all president’s before him COMBINED. In 4 years Obama increased the deficit by twice as much as Bush in 8 years…and Bush won a war Congress agreed to fight.

Rocky February 16, 2015 at 12:50 pm

He didn’t win crap. He got 5,000 American kids killed leaving in it’s wake a failed state that is now 1/2 controlled by ISIS because of it’s worthless government headed up by the guy Bush chose to run the show. It was an utter failure that history will forever attach to George W Bush and the GOP. Oh, by the way big Boy – polls yesterday and today have Hillary beating all her opponents, including Jeb Bush, in NH, VA and Iowa – so much for winning swing states. Without VA and IA how’s the GOP gonna get to 270 electoral votes again? That’s what I thought. Oh, and again, this morning, Obama approval rating by Rasmussen – 50%. That’s all for now. I’ve got things that need I need to get done. Some con calls, geting ducks in rows, nailing down loose ends, being constructive. But thanks for offering me the change to refute you’re BS one more time. Last thing to recall, under Bush, had he done nothing the national debt would have gone from $6 trillion to $3 trillion thanks to Clinton. So – actually, since he ended at $10 trillion, he actually more than tripled it. Obama hasn’t even doubled it yet. But let’s not quibble.

Torch February 15, 2015 at 10:17 am

I was going to post similar after looking at the other posts. You beat me to it.

Smirks February 16, 2015 at 8:29 am

As opposed to the Bush administration which was in the pocket of big business

But that’s a good thing! “Big Labor” not only doesn’t donate to the Republican Party very often, it might even help the little guys get better compensation for their labor. Both are heavily frowned upon by the GOP. Gotta help those poor execs afford their yachts or they won’t keep buying your seat!

GrandTango February 14, 2015 at 8:39 pm

The man used the NSA to spy on journalists. He persecuted political enemies w/ the IRS….and FITS is surprised he’s bullying somebody California. ..Duh….

FastEddy23 February 15, 2015 at 8:36 am

It’s the old push-me/pull-you … While visiting Taxifornia (again), the democrats passing the hat in the union halls discovere slim pickings. Naturally, as usual, the unions blame ‘the man’ for not keeping up with rising costs of living, g’ment inflation, g’ment taxes, g’ment ‘health care’, … So O’Bummer gives ’em exemptions for BummerCare, tax breaks, media spew and extracts vote pledges, demands corporate skim, increased wages, better ‘conditions’, … East coast ports are next. (This story reads different out here. The LASlimes/SFComical is all ‘progressive’.)

IMOP: Buy KSU, the NAFTA SuperRailway, soon to carry more and more from Mexican ports to markets in 30 states and Canada.

TeaTard February 15, 2015 at 8:57 am

You forgot BENGAHZI!!!!

GrandTango February 15, 2015 at 9:59 am

But you are admitting the IRS and NSA, right?

TeaTard February 15, 2015 at 11:15 am

I’m admitting you’re a wingnut idiot.

GrandTango February 15, 2015 at 4:13 pm

But you only PROVE you are…LMAO…

Squishy123 February 14, 2015 at 9:07 pm

The shipping industry in the US needs to modernize to the system Japan has, most of it is computer controlled and they know immediately where a container is located. Our current system could take hours to find a container.

Bible Thumper February 14, 2015 at 11:36 pm

Pesky Facts
Again the facts don’t match the narrative. The latest data shows unions in decline as a percentage of US workers.
There was large reductions in union membership in South Carolina and Washington state in 2014 even though overall employment rose.

FastEddy23 February 15, 2015 at 8:45 am

Yes. The only unions keeping membership are government employee unions. Totally socio-‘progressive’, SEIU types.

euwe max February 15, 2015 at 2:28 am

If only Reagan were still a vegetable.

breeding monkey's February 15, 2015 at 7:47 am

If only the wHite House hadn’t become a zoo.

monkey shines February 15, 2015 at 8:55 am

I wouldn’t admit a monkey is out smarting and out maneuvering my party at every turn.

ISIS is proud February 15, 2015 at 9:57 am

He can’t help it.Daddy, his professors and Reverend Wright taught him well.

monkey shines February 15, 2015 at 11:18 am

What’s your excuse?

grandtangosuglydog February 15, 2015 at 11:26 am

my daddy used to fuck me…just like my professors and preacher and why i am a atheist like that crazy dude in chapel hill…

Same Shit, Different Day February 15, 2015 at 1:04 pm

Again, Flip and Tango have nothing better to do.

GrandTango February 15, 2015 at 8:45 am

If only Obama did not hate America and white people.

Oldvalleyway February 15, 2015 at 9:55 am

If only your mother had gone to her sister’s

Rocky B.Dumb February 15, 2015 at 9:58 am

Not very smart.What does that mean?

grandtangosuglydog February 15, 2015 at 10:14 am

If only you could post one factual comment instead of your usual lies..you might have some value…but as usual just proven lies and small minded troll bullshit

GrandTango February 15, 2015 at 10:32 am

Irrelevant, save for me much???…LMAO….

grandtangosuglydog February 15, 2015 at 11:22 am

listen here you small minded troll…i may be a queer and live with my mother however i know a liar and fraud when i see one…you don’t think i have a mirror?

GrandTango February 15, 2015 at 12:11 pm

Is it HATE Speech, even when you use it on yourself??…LMAO…

Uncle Sam February 15, 2015 at 11:19 am

If only you had a job and quit mooching off my tax dollars. You welfare queens are ruining our country.

GrandTango February 15, 2015 at 12:11 pm

A Stupid Bore Much?

Rakkasan February 15, 2015 at 1:13 pm

That’s no way to take about corporate America and tax expenditures for the wealthy. The again, I guess it is

Rocky February 15, 2015 at 2:58 pm

Well since he was elected twice, that’s two times, by historical electoral landslides, it would appear he does not hate America. However, you continued hatred for the elected President of the United States, and total disregard for the actual priorities of the American people, make me wonder why you hate America. You know, Panaman is offering attractive incentives for gringos to retire there.

GrandTango February 15, 2015 at 3:07 pm

Precisely…Obama rigged the Black precincts so that there was Plus-100% turnout of Multiple voters…

So you SUPPORT my point. Romney CALLED Obama on it the night of the election, reports David Axelrod in his new INSIDE the Campaign book… I told about it here first…and it really P!$$#d off Obama that Romney busted him. Just like ya’ll get P!$$##d when I mention it…

Rocky February 15, 2015 at 4:44 pm

Oh, now it was rigged. He didn’t really win (wink, wink). You most have been crying when Karl Rove had his “Ohio ain’t over” meltdown on Fox too. And I’ll believe Axe and the three other aides standing next to the elected President of the Free World over two kids of the lossing President who are proven liars – like you. And personally, I don’t give a crap. Romney and you lost big time – get over it. No one was buying your crap. Now Paul, stop using the Grand Tango name and just use your name, Paul Ryan.

FastEddy23 February 15, 2015 at 8:55 am

… He would at least make a better deal for members and there would be no inflation.

Rakkasan February 15, 2015 at 9:53 am

That’s cause he would raise taxes–like he did, and amassed the largest deficit of any Pres to date–larger than all predecessors combined

curious george February 15, 2015 at 9:54 am

Thought the monkey did that…8 trillion in 2008 to 18 trillion today?

Rakkasan February 15, 2015 at 1:10 pm

Ronnie Rayguns did, non-curious, while he sold you that myth, er, lie about trickle down

FastEddy23 February 16, 2015 at 10:47 am

I don’t know where you get your info.

President Reagan never raised or lowered any taxes.

Congress is mandated by the Constitution to do all financial manipulations, the president can only suggest what to do about excessive or inadequate taxes. (Its called the administrations budget.)

Bible Thumper February 15, 2015 at 6:34 am

Wikipedia – The International Longshore and Warehouse Union (ILWU) disaffiliated from the AFL-CIO on August 30, 2013. In 2014, the San Francisco Chronicle described the ILWU as “the aristocrat of the working class; a top member can earn over well over $100,000 a year with excellent benefits”, with vacancies receiving thousands or sometimes even tens of thousands of applications.

FastEddy23 February 15, 2015 at 8:51 am

I was in the ILWU for about three weeks. The corner boys wanted too much skim to cash the checks, the more senior members get the cushion butts in seat crane operator jobs, the new grunts go down in the hold where the banana spiders are.

Squishy123 February 15, 2015 at 9:31 am

So what you’re saying is those who have seniority have cushier jobs than the new guys? Sorry to tell you sweetheart, that’s not just a union practice, it’s called putting in your time. Every 20 year old wants to be put in management positions where they can sit and spend all day on their phones and updating their Facebook status.

FYI – fuck all unions.

grandtangoesuglydog February 15, 2015 at 9:52 am

Smirks is 20? I am in love.

Jobs Creator February 15, 2015 at 1:52 pm

You’ve done just about everything havent you Eddy?

Have at it February 15, 2015 at 8:25 am

I know I’m curious about what all these unemployed trolls have to say about Obama and unions. lol

GrandTango February 15, 2015 at 8:44 am

I guess Obama should not have crashed the economy…right…and there would not be so many unemployed “trolls.”

Have at it February 15, 2015 at 8:54 am

We have our first unemployed troll with short term memory loss. Bush crashed the economy. Everybody knows that, why don’t you?

grandtangosuglydog February 15, 2015 at 10:08 am

I’ll take because he’s a proven liar and a fucking idiot for a thousand Alex.

grandtangosuglydog February 15, 2015 at 11:20 am

i am the blog homo…not using an avatar anymore until my sex change operation

grandtangosuglydog February 15, 2015 at 1:52 pm

Grandasshat is so desperate he now signs in under fake names and always says something involving “homos, anal sex or sucking cock” i think hes just trying to express himself but hard to not feel sorry for an individual god has given not a single talent or skill. He sure has nailed being a troll though.

Rocky February 15, 2015 at 3:00 pm

Well, he is a dick head.

Oscar February 15, 2015 at 3:28 pm

Him not being able to be a proud and out homosexual male is the reason he spews angry nonsense all fucking day long on this site. Let him harmless ass have this outlet. Can you imagine how sad his real life must be?

Jobs Creator February 15, 2015 at 1:50 pm

Chicagoland gangsters?

I thought you were talking about those folks that brought us the Great Recession?

Your buddies on Wall Street.

Where “free enterprise” is always the Battle cry!(Suckers cry?)


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