Bears Fans Keep the White House

Bears Fans Keep the White House

Four years ago, DaBearsBlog endorsed Barack Obama for the Presidency of the United States. This year we abstained from making an official endorsement for a great many reasons but primarily because we can not endorse any political candidate who stands idly by and watches their constituents gunned down in movie theaters and classrooms without so much as entertaining the idea of a debate on the necessity for personal ownership of automatic weapons.

Tonight, however, we congratulate President Obama on earning his second term with a somewhat resounding victory. Even if you do not like the president's politics we believe firmly in respecting the office of the presidency and the will of the people.

Do Chicago and other Bears fans proud, Mr. President. Serve this brilliant nation well.

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  • January 3rd, 2007, the day the Democrats took over the Senate and the Congress: The DOW Jones closed at 12,621.77 - now 6 years later at just over 13,000
    The GDP for the previous quarter was 3.5%
    The Unemployment rate was 4.6%
    George Bush's Economic policies SET A RECORD of 52 STRAIGHT MONTHS of JOB CREATION!
    Remember that day...
    January 3rd, 2007 was the day that Barney Frank took over the House Financial Services Committee and Chris Dodd took over the Senate Banking Committee.

    The economic meltdown that happened 15 months later was in what part of the economy?

    The 2007 deficit was $161 billion

    Democrats took over and...
    2008: $459 billion
    2009: $1,413 billion
    2010: $1,293 billion
    2011: $1,300 billion

    Hope this is the change ya'll want

  • In reply to SC Dave:

    Second hand post, I confess, so feel free to fact check.

    But I'd wager it's true.

  • In reply to SC Dave:

    No one ever asks WHO the money is owed to. That's because the shysters it's owed to won't allow that kind of talk on TV and why every crook Senator and Congressman refuses to mention the elephant in the room. An 80 year old loan from you-know-who that can never be paid off and is designed to spiral out of control.

    Everyone blames the powerless sucker in the WH for the numbers. Rosie Barr was right about one thing - bring back the guillotine and start with the public execution of Timothy Geithner. They are literally milking wealth from Americans who are distracted by the red/blue puppet show.

    Write to your congressman.

    End.
    The.
    Fed.

  • Well done Barry O' Bama.

    Go Chicago.

    Go Bears.

    Apologies to Canada Bear to whom I gave the impression I was calling him an asshole. He isn't and I never thought that. Sorry.

  • Easy for you to say, Irish. You don't live here.

  • In reply to SC Dave:

    Ouch.

  • I'm actually excited at this point to see how many more TRILLIONS of dollars we can add to the deficit. Let's make it like a little game to see how high we can run it while fortifying the entitlement system and welfare system so deeply that no president could ever, ever dig out of it. Ready. Set. Go!!!!

  • Interestingly enough, its the Republicans that really ran up the debt prior to Obama. People electing Bush thought for sure that he would continue Clinton's 7/8 years of a balanced budget, but that did not happen.

    Obama has not continued that trend during his term, and has done nothing to suggest a change in policy in a new term, but I have to wonder if a Republican president would have been any different.

  • In reply to NewBearInTown:

    New Bear, were you awake during late 90's? A cat could have balanced those budgets. My brother was a C student at Illinois St and got a 75K signing bonus and 60K a year in 1999 to write code for the Y2K scare. That is a fucking joke.

    I think maybe the direct terror attack on our financial epicenter may have had something to do with a slight change of plans in everyone's idea of what was going to happen. I'm not absolving that administration from the fighting of wars while cutting taxes FOR EVERYONE but I couldn't see anyone doing anything differently.

    America has been on sale for the last 4 years and guess what skippy, China has been buying. See all those nice shiny wind farms lining the eastern wall of California? Agrobusiness mega projects...China going after them. China financed them. Solar plants in AZ and New Mexico...China. Project Financing for anything energy related on the East Coast like coal and drilling off of our coast??? China. Buying anything with the word "coal" in it from America and shipping back to Asia? China doing it. Buying our debt like it's on sale at a fucking flea market??? China.

    NOT COOL.

  • oh and no one wanted to mention it during the debates but since I am in banking let me throw out a little fun tidbit for you. Democrats are in talks to eliminate the mortgage tax deduction which would be a colossal assfuck to the middle class. Technically it's not raising taxes but it's the equivalent of raising them like 10 FUCKING PERCENT by eliminating the deduction.

    I have the unfortunate advantage of seeing this financial shit on the ground floor and you'll all be slapping your head in about a year.

    If we don't address this financial shit now, we are truly fucking fucked...all of us...dems/repubs/politically agnostic

  • I hear the port authorities were being snapped up by China - true or false?

    Seeing as its a new term and all ... fuggit.

    “If Americans ever allow banks to control the issue of their currency, first by inflation and then by deflation, the banks will deprive the people of all property until their children will wake up homeless”
    - Thomas Jefferson

    "Give me control of a nation's money and I care not who makes her laws."
    - Mayer Amschel Rothschild (his descendant, Sir Evelyn de Rothschild heads a family wrth abut 600 Trillion dollars. Yes, Trillion.)

    "It is well enough that people of the nation do not understand our banking and monetary system, for if they did, I believe there would be a revolution before tomorrow morning."
    -Henry Ford

    "Most Americans have no real understanding of the operation of the international money lenders. The accounts of the Federal Reserve System have never been audited. It operates outside the control of Congress and manipulates the credit of the United States" — Sen. Barry Goldwater (Rep. AR)

    "We have, in this country, one of the most corrupt institutions the world has ever known. I refer to the Federal Reserve Board. This evil institution has impoverished the people of the United States and has practically bankrupted our government. It has done this through the corrupt practices of the moneyed vultures who control it". — Congressman Louis T. McFadden in 1932 (Rep. Pa)

    "We are completely dependant on the commercial banks. Someone has to borrow every dollar we have in circulation, cash or credit. If the banks create ample synthetic money we are prosperous; if not, we starve. We are absolutely without a permanent money system.... It is the most important subject intelligent persons can investigate and reflect upon. It is so important that our present civilization may collapse unless it becomes widely understood and the defects remedied very soon." — Robert H. Hamphill, Atlanta Federal Reserve Bank

    "A great industrial nation is controlled by its system of credit. Our system of credit is concentrated in the hands of a few men. We have come to be one of the worst ruled, one of the most completely controlled and dominated governments in the world--no longer a government of free opinion, no longer a government by conviction and vote of the majority, but a government by the opinion and duress of small groups of dominant men." — President Woodrow Wilson

    "I believe that banking institutions are more dangerous to our liberties than standing armies. Already they have raised up a monied aristocracy that has set the government at defiance. The issuing power (of money) should be taken away from the banks and restored to the people to whom it properly belongs."
    - Thomas Jefferson

    "The government should create, issue and circulate all the currency and credit needed to satisfy the spending power of the government and the buying power of consumers ... The privilege of creating and issuing money is not only the supreme prerogative of Government, but it is the Government's greatest creative opportunity. By the adoption of these principles, the long-felt want for a uniform medium will be satisfied. The taxpayers will be saved immense sums of interest..."
    - Abraham Lincoln

    "To expose a 15 Trillion dollar rip-off of the American people by the stockholders of the 1000 largest corporations over the last 100 years will be a tall order of business." — Buckminster Fuller

    "Every Congressman, every Senator knows precisely what causes inflation...but can't, [won't] support the drastic reforms to stop it [repeal of the Federal Reserve Act] because it could cost him his job." — Robert A. Heinlein

    "...the increase in the assets of the Federal Reserve banks from 143 million dollars in 1913 to 45 billion dollars in 1949 went directly to the private stockholders of the [federal reserve] banks." — Eustace Mullins

    "Banking was conceived in iniquity and was born in sin. The Bankers own the earth. Take it away from them, but leave them the power to create deposits, and with the flick of the pen they will create enough deposits to buy it back again. However, take it away from them, and all the great fortunes like mine will disappear and they ought to disappear, for this would be a happier and better world to live in. But, if you wish to remain the slaves of Bankers and pay the cost of your own slavery, let them continue to create deposits." — SIR JOSIAH STAMP, (President of the Bank of England in the 1920's, the second richest man in Britain)

    "People who will not turn a shovel full of dirt on the project (Muscle Shoals Dam) nor contribute a pound of material, will collect more money from the United States than will the People who supply all the material and do all the work. This is the terrible thing about interest ...But here is the point: If the Nation can issue a dollar bond it can issue a dollar bill. The element that makes the bond good makes the bill good also. The difference between the bond and the bill is that the bond lets the money broker collect twice the amount of the bond and an additional 20%. Whereas the currency, the honest sort provided by the Constitution pays nobody but those who contribute in some useful way. It is absurd to say our Country can issue bonds and cannot issue currency. Both are promises to pay, but one fattens the usurer and the other helps the People. If the currency issued by the People were no good, then the bonds would be no good, either. It is a terrible situation when the Government, to insure the National Wealth, must go in debt and submit to ruinous interest charges at the hands of men who control the fictitious value of gold. Interest is the invention of Satan." — THOMAS A. EDISON

  • I knew you were a Frenchman, blogpère. You might be interested this episode of Celebrity Dungmonger

    http://patriotboy.blogspot.com/2012/11/who-will-win-this-episode-of-rich.html

  • In reply to Crunch Buttsteak:

    Great post, btw.

    Xin loi, Mitt.

  • Regardless of who I voted for. I can't tell you how frustrating it is for me to see Romney with more than 200,000 votes more than Obama in the popular vote and yet 80 fewer states by current projections.

    I felt exactly the same in 2000 when Gore lost the election despite getting the most votes. This cuts both ways.

    The electoral college is a bad idea. It cheapens the votes of people in non-swing state like Illinois. It makes no sense to the average voter. It is antithetical to the idea that everybody has an equal vote.

    No matter what happens today and who runs in 4 years, I would absolutely support a constitutional amendment to move to a pure popular vote.

  • In reply to NewBearInTown:

    I thought Obama won the popular and electoral?

  • This morning it appears he did, but that was not the case last night. When all the networks had predicted Obama to win, Romney was leading by like 300,000 votes.

  • In reply to NewBearInTown:

    I agree regarding the electoral college.

  • In reply to NewBearInTown:

    I think this is about the time when I turn over the floor to Irish and let him talk about how the Fed elects whomever they want.

    Truth is, the Founding Fathers were as afraid of the masses as they were of foreign invasion, hence the Electoral College.

    And I'm not sure who has the balls to change it. I haven't heard anyone even mention it as an issue. Same with fixing financial reform with presidential campaigns...they're way too long and up for the highest bidder.

  • You never will hear anybody raise the electoral college as an issue. The guy with "Da Prez" on the office door just won via electoral college voting. No sitting official is going to move to undo the system by which he just took office.

  • In reply to Johnnywad:

    Democrats would be happy to end the electoral college.The Reublicans would never go along with it though because the electroral college over represents a number of Red states. Numerous states with populations so small they would be meaningless in a popular vote all have at least 3 electoral votes.

    The popular vote total is deceiving. If the electoral college was ended and it all rested on the popular vote, the election strategy by Democrats would be completely different because the urban centers across the country would be in play. There's more room for the expansion of the electorate on the Democratic side, especially with how much more impact ground organization can have in urban areas compared to suburban and rural areas. The ground organization that played a significant role in winning almost every swing state for Obama would instead be employed in LA and New York City, and you are looking at a significant expansion of the electorate. The electoral college is still the Republican party's friend even if it isn't as friendly as it was ten years ago because of changing demographics.

  • You're absolutely right on the Elector College, 4ever.

  • In reply to NewBearInTown:

    How about a referendum to end the Fed ? No more trillion dollar interest repayments for using your own money. End the scam before its one hundredth birthday next year and take back ..... {IRISH! NO!}

    Sorry.

  • I can't wait t get home now and see Hannity and 'Reilly and all those suckers of Satan's jism eat some crow ... not that they will

  • Dan Hampton snubbed Obama in that picture above; refused to show up to get his presidential visit. That and he bloviates with more idiocy than Dick Morris on the Score.

    And, of course, in the everything is circular realm, the '85 Bears missed the White House visit due to the Challenger disaster. And a shuttle was damaged heavily by hurricane Sandy. I think it was Columbia.

  • Best part of tonight's coverage:

    Diane Sawyer is high as a fucking kite on tv.

    http://www.eonline.com/news/360884/diane-sawyer-s-election-coverage-has-twitter-abuzz

  • I'll leave you guys with this:

    I hope 2013 brings success to each one of you regardless of how you vote. I pray that the president addresses our issues and moves to the middle. I think it was the wrong choice but I'm going to be successful no matter what...and so will Brandon and Jay.

    Peace out motherfuckers!!!!!

  • Peace, motherfucker. Maybe next time the republicans should run a cat :-)

  • In reply to Crunch Buttsteak:

    but that wouldn't make sense because we are not currently experiencing unbridled and nonsensical growth. If Republicans ran a cat during a time of depressed economics and mounting debt the cat would certainly be defeated.

    As long as Obama listens to the near 50/50 split of the country and moves to the middle while actually addressing issues then I have no issue with him going 2termz dawg.

  • and your smug comment to my sincere hope that you guys all do well confirms that you are a fucking dork.

  • Sorry about that. I appreciate your sincere concern for my well-being in these dire times, waffle. It will give me strength to face the assfucking I am about to receive from the illegitimately elected foreign agent who is our President. Lol.

    But... confirms? So you believed I was a fucking dork prior to my comment? How am I supposed to write that off to post-election loss butthurt?

  • In reply to Crunch Buttsteak:

    I "suspected" it but I have enjoyed past sarcastic posts when they were directed at others. Then you directed it at me after I had finished estimating my tax liability over the next couple of years. I really do want you to do well in life...except for the 20 seconds after I read your post while being pissed off at something else and for those 20 seconds I have to admit that I wanted your head to fall off. I'm over it now and hope your head does not fall off at all.

  • In reply to Waffle:

    Understood. I would have felt the same in your shoes. I enjoy your posts as well.

    Fair warning, there's a little sarcasm coming your way on the Bears Preview thread.

  • Dude, that sounded like .... love.

    I hope in 2013 that America wakes the fuck up and pulls back the curtain to reveal Timothy Geithner, and not the great and powerful Oz. Not until he's executed live on television and currency supply is put back into the hands of the government will the most powerful nation on the planet right their ship.

    R.I.P. Jack and Bobby - the last people with the balls to take on you know who.

    Go Americans. Go Bears. Peace and love.

  • Can someone explain how marijuana is legal in certain states if you are over 21?

  • It should be interesting to see how this plays out. The DEA under Obama has been very aggressive busting medical marijuana dispensaries. It's kind of a gray zone, but the feds are pretty much saying federal laws supersede state laws.

  • In reply to TheFifth:

    You should check out Venice Fifth. I was walking down the promenade and there were literally "Marijuana Pharmacies" with all out promoters, like those guys who stand out at TJ strip bars and try to get drunk americans to enter. I couldn't believe it. They were jamming music, dressed all in green, handing out cards to their facility.

    Funny shit.

  • In reply to TheFifth:

    Which is why people have to pay the unconstitutional income tax never ratified by the Sixteenth amendment.

    {IRISH!}

    Sorry.

    How 'bout that Peanut, eh?

  • It should be mandatory.

  • Good post. I agree that people should not gun down other people in schools and theaters. Although, it is my right to own an automatic weapon if I so choose. The people must always be prepared for an invasion from any government, their own or an overseas threat.

  • In reply to EnderWiggin:

    Automatic weapons in the hands of the populace won't save us any more. Not when Obama turns the drones on us under the auspices of NDAA.

  • I love listening to Fox News after an electoral loss. Comedy gold. Mitt was not conservative enough; Mitt was too conservative; Mitt should have been born African American...

    Best line thus far. A bunch of women on Fox babbling about something. One panelist. "Obviously the Republicans have a problem. Women, Latinos, African Americans, Gays and the young overwhelming voted for Obama. If the Republicans keep relying mainly on white middle aged males, they're gonna keep losing."

    Another panelist in response, "So, the Republicans should just quit advocating fiscal responsibility?"

    WTF? Did Fox just imply that Women, Latinos, Afr. Am, Gays, are fiscally irresponsible?

    Truth is, the Republicans are a house divided, and we all know how that goes. In my pie chart, there are basically three types.

    - Social Conservatives (Usually the Evangelical)
    - Fiscal Conservatives (Usually Libertarians who hate the Social Conservatives)
    - Military Conservatives (Usually a mixed bag, but advocate the Military-Industrial Complex, which doesn't jibe with the Fiscal, and only marginally with the Social "Kill a Commie for Christ").

    I just don't see the Republicans nominating someone who will satisfy all three segments. The Fiscal Conservatives are almost out the door already, and the Social Conservatives would love a Huckabee which would never win on the national stage. McCain represented the Military conservatives, but he (like Romney) don't
    really get the Fiscal or Social Conservatives excited at all.

    Unless Tebus decides to run for the GOP, I don't see any current Republican candidate with the ability to get all the bases out en masse.

    Oh, and unfortunately for the GOP, there will only be more women, Latinos, Af Americans, gays and young ppl in future generations...

  • and in the spirit of fair play, CNN "experts" are saying some wacky things too. Someone just argued that the "powerbase" for the Republicans will be the BabyBoomer Elderly block. Bizzaro Wolrd?

    Way to stick to your ideals, Hippies.

  • I loved it when O'Reilly was having a go at CNN et al for being biased towards Obama and foregoing fair and unbiased reporting ... y'know ... the way Fox do it. He said it with a straight face too. What a cum-guzzler. Like you said, comedy gold.

  • Wow, you are one condescending s.o.b. I will henceforth treat any non-football opinions of yours with that knowledge.

  • Politics? In America?

    Bill Hicks summed it up in 40 seconds. Miss you Bill.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nXpdJLJqG9U

  • Irish you have some pretty strong feelings for somebody that claims the Fed is the only thing that matters and the President is simply a puppet.
    I for one don't care anymore. They all say the same things and nothing happens. Cut the deficit, create jobs, health care reform, blah blah blah. 8 yrs of George Bush followed by 4 years of Barack Obama. You know what's different? Nothing. Major health care ovehaul? It happened. Anything different for you guys? Nothing is for me. President Obama actually stands in front of us and says he's going to reduce the deficit with a straight face. Do you believe that? I don't. I would rather have somebody give it to me straight. And the most frustrating thing of all. We watch these assholes run for office for years, spending billions of dollars only to sit in our living rooms on the first Tuesday in November waiting to see how a handful of counties in OH and FL voted. Not worth the aggravation anymore.

  • In reply to Johnnywad:

    Last I knew, Irish does not live in America.

  • In reply to SC Dave:

    But he's American isn't he? Irish tell me you're American

  • In reply to Johnnywad:

    Irish is... wait for it... an Irishman... living in thailand.

  • In reply to Johnnywad:

    Like MB said ... Irish by the grace of God. Never even been to America!

  • My wife is American born but Irish on both sides all the way back. So I say with some authority . . . . Irish chicks rule and all of you fuckers are crazy. Just out of curiosity, why/how are you so interested in American policy and.politics?

  • Well....I woke up this morning and the sun had risen and we were all still alive. I'm over it. Business as usual.

  • ....and the Bears Still Suck! Business as Usual!

  • In reply to thebigcheese:

    oh cheese, why must Packer fans be such douches. You have a great QB and a likeable and talented coach and players that aren't total jagoffs with a fun offense to watch....then you add in the most retarded, unbelievably unlikeable, piece of shit fanbase in all of pro sports outside of Boston. How do you guys do it? Are you brought up by your parents to be such toolbags or do you guys get some sort of study guide right before puberty that instructs you on how to be so unique?

    7-1 Cheese. You're not even making the playoffs this year. You were bounced the fuck out of the playoffs in your first game last year...fucking one and done after so much shit talking about repeating your superbowl season. Now that is a change I can believe in. I'm in total shock how much you guys have fucking melted down. You guys must be even more disappointed.

  • In reply to thebigcheese:

    Damn, I thought we were 7-1 and leading the division by two.

  • Although, it is snowing on the east coast.....and a lot of people still don't have power. That might spell the end for a few........

  • Well lets all hope president Obama finally starts pursuing a liberal agenda and we can get the progressive candidate we voted for 4 years ago.

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