I have a feeling this election will have two winners. One will win the popular vote and the other will win the Electoral College vote.
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A la par de la celebración en el fuerte de San Felipe,una docena de agentes
de la seguridad del presidente estadounidense Barack Obama fueron dados de baja y enviados a casa el viernes por supuestas conductas impropias, según funcionarios norteamericanos.
La Associated Press recibió una información de que las conductas impropias involucraron tratos con prostitutas en el balneario colombiano de Cartagena, sede de la cumbre. Un portavoz del Servicio Secreto ni confirmó ni negó la versión.
Un funcionario estadounidense, que pidió no ser identificado por no estar autorizado para comentar el asunto, dijo que se trató de 12 agentes, aunque el Servicio Secreto no confirmó el número.
El incidente amenazó con opacar la agenda de economía y comercio que Obama llevó al encuentro de gobernantes y causar una vergüenza para la delegación estadounidense. La Casa Blanca no comentó el asunto.
El vocero del Servicio Secreto, Ed Donovan, no confirmó que hubiera prostitutas involucradas y se limitó a decir que hubo “denuncias de conducta impropia” contra personal del Servicio Secreto en la ciudad colombiana.
Donovan dijo que las supuestas conductas impropias ocurrieron antes de la llegada de Obama a Cartagena, la tarde del viernes.
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- Secret Service agents with Obama at summit relieved of duty (kaystreet.wordpress.com)
- Misconduct in Colombia alleged against Secret Service agents (newsday.com)
- Secret Service agents sent home from Colombia, involvement with prostitutes alleged (worldnews.msnbc.msn.com)
“Some politicians,”… Obama droned on as he scratched his head with his index finger while he tried to come up with a snappy reason why gasoline prices are going up so early in the year. He continued…”they see this as a political opportunity”…and then he patronized the crowd by saying, “I know you’re shocked about that.” The Obama friendly crowd obligingly laughed at his weak attempt to joke about what the Republican candidates are beginning to see as a weakness of this president. A president who has not been able to control the oil companies, nor the maggots who are speculating on oil prices, nor the press who has been screaming for the past few weeks about the rising cost of gasoline. Barack Obama has not been able to do anything about the price of gas per gallon since he took office almost four year ago.
I sincerely believe the press has had an effect on gasoline prices. The press cries like Chicken Little, to all the owners of gasoline stations, the price per gallon of states like California and New York. They’ve been reporting about the price per gallon when it was $3.49 and they’ve been predicting that the price of gasoline will be going to over $5.00 per gallon throughout the nation for the coming summer months, if not earlier. This president then continued later on in his attack on the Republican candidates for the office of president of the United States of America, that he can not fix the price of gasoline, in one year, one term nor in more than 4 years.
Mr. Obama why are you so inept and powerless? Do the oil companies rule the world. Do corporations have more power than the office of President of the United States of America? Do they have control of the Armed Forces in Iraq, Afghanistan and the Persian Gulf? I think it’s time to elect a President like Richard Milhous Nixon who froze gasoline prices during the Arab embargo back in the 70′s.
And then there’s the lack of control of his troops in Afghanistan. Burning the Koran to incite the believers of Mohammed by his troops is unacceptable. Peeing and desecrating the bodies of those who oppose the Americans in the Middle East is also unacceptable. Why has he not asked for the resignation of the commander of these idiots who haven’t yet left these people alone to fend for themselves. It’s time for these idiots to stop defending and fighting for me. They are an embarrassment and if one or two U.S. soldiers die during the riots, an apology will just not be enough Mr. President. Fire the commanders of these troops and court martial those responsible for pouring oil on the fires in the Middle East.tEEdMX0E4Cs
Thankfully, most of our troops are polite young men and women who abhor the actions of these idiots. These heroes are trying to help the people of nations who have been oppressed by tyrants. They’re trying to bring instant Democracy and instant Capitalism to these thankless ingrates. It’s time to bring all the troops home and let the natives fend for themselves.
A photograph by Luke Sharrett for The New York Times was inserted here. Its description is: In his State of the Union address Tuesday, President Obama presented a list of economic proposals, including tax code changes. End of photograph
In Address, Obama Makes Pitch for Economic Fairness
By HELENE COOPER
Published: January 24, 2012
WASHINGTON — President Obama pledged on Tuesday night to use government power to balance the scale between America’s rich and the rest of the public, trying to present an election-year choice between continued leadership toward an economy “built to last” and what he called irresponsible policies of the past that caused an economic collapse.
We gather tonight knowing that this generation of heroes has made the United States safer and more respected around the world. (Applause.) For the first time in nine years, there are no Americans fighting in Iraq. (Applause.) For the first time in two decades, Osama bin Laden is not a threat to this country. (Applause.) Most of al Qaeda’s top lieutenants have been defeated. The Taliban’s momentum has been broken, and some troops in Afghanistan have begun to come home.
These achievements are a testament to the courage, selflessness and teamwork of America’s Armed Forces. At a time when too many of our institutions have let us down, they exceed all expectations. They’re not consumed with personal ambition. They don’t obsess over their differences. They focus on the mission at hand. They work together.
They work together …
A protester handed President Barack Obama a note while shaking hands along a rope line in New Hampshire today. Photographer Charlie Dharapak smartly zoomed in so you can read the note for yourself.
“Banks got bailed out. We got sold out.”
Dhaparak likely had to move, slightly to the left, to get that shot. Which means the President must have held it up long enough to read it.
President Obama, please don’t ignore this anymore. Police brutality is police brutality. Speak out against it.
I think Americans are beginning to realize this isn’t really the land of the free. We’re free until the law decides to incarcerate us. These protest movements might degenerate into armed confrontations. The use of excessive force by the authorities is a mistake.