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Curiously, a commenter dropped in to remind me that Obama mentioned God in this address, and that he mentioned God the two years previous. I went back and checked, just to make sure. This year’s address did not mention God at all.

Below you will find Obama’s three Thanksgiving messages from the press releases at WhiteHouse.gov. He stresses his socialist views, that we are our brother’s keeper, but he barely mentions God at all. This year, the TV clip and the press release didn’t mention God at all. Click on the titles below to open and see each press release. (It is the press release I am quoting and referring to, not the actual written “Proclamations”. Although the definition of a proclamation is a public announcement, so the video and the press releases count as proclamations. You must define your terms, I guess, when there are lib nitpickers present.)

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Remarks of President Barack Obama
Weekly Address
Thursday, November 24, 2011
The White House

From my family to yours, I’d like to wish you a happy Thanksgiving. Like millions of Americans, Michelle, Malia, Sasha and I will spend the day eating great food, watching a little football, and reflecting on how truly lucky we truly are.

As Americans, each of us has our own list of things and people to be thankful for. But there are some blessings we all share.

We’re especially grateful for the men and women who defend our country overseas. To all the service members eating Thanksgiving dinner far from your families: the American people are thinking of you today. And when you come home, we intend to make sure that we serve you as well as you’re serving America.

We’re also grateful for the Americans who are taking time out of their holiday to serve in soup kitchens and shelters, making sure their neighbors have a hot meal and a place to stay. This sense of mutual responsibility – the idea that I am my brother’s keeper; that I am my sister’s keeper – has always been a part of what makes our country special. And it’s one of the reasons the Thanksgiving tradition has endured.

The very first Thanksgiving was a celebration of community during a time of great hardship, and we have followed that example ever since. Even when the fate of our union was far from certain – during a Civil War, two World Wars, a Great Depression – Americans drew strength from each other. They had faith that tomorrow would be better than today.

We’re grateful that they did. As we gather around the table, we pause to remember the pilgrims, pioneers, and patriots who helped make this country what it is. They faced impossible odds, and yet somehow, they persevered. Today, it’s our turn.

I know that for many of you, this Thanksgiving is more difficult than most. But no matter how tough things are right now, we still give thanks for that most American of blessings, the chance to determine our own destiny. The problems we face didn’t develop overnight, and we won’t solve them overnight. But we will solve them. All it takes is for each of us to do our part.

With all the partisanship and gridlock here in Washington, it’s easy to wonder if such unity is really possible. But think about what’s happening at this very moment: Americans from all walks of life are coming together as one people, grateful for the blessings of family, community, and country.

If we keep that spirit alive, if we support each other, and look out for each other, and remember that we’re all in this together, then I know that we too will overcome the challenges of our time.

So today, I’m thankful to serve as your President and Commander-and-Chief. I’m thankful that my daughters get to grow up in this great country of ours. And I’m thankful for the chance to do my part, as together, we make tomorrow better than today.

Thanks, and have a wonderful Thanksgiving.
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In 2010 he mentions God like he’s a pirate when he says “God-given bounty of America”. That’s the only mention of God in that proclamation. (Click on the heading to open)
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The White House

Office of the Press Secretary
For Immediate Release
November 25, 2010
Weekly Address: President Obama Delivers Thanksgiving Greeting

WASHINGTON – During this holiday season, President Obama used his weekly address to give thanks for the blessings of America, in particular that distinctly American impulse to give something of ourselves and do what is required to make tomorrow better than today. With that sense of determination and sacrifice, America has built a powerful economy, stood against tyranny, fought for equality, and connected the globe with our own science and imagination. And by working together as one people – as Americans — we can overcome the challenges currently facing our nation.

Today, like millions of other families across America, Michelle, Malia, Sasha and I will sit down to share a Thanksgiving filled with family and friends – and a few helpings of food and football, too. And just as folks have done in every Thanksgiving since the first, we’ll spend some time taking stock of what we’re thankful for: the God-given bounty of America, and the blessings of one another.

This is also a holiday that captures that distinctly American impulse to give something of ourselves. Even as we speak, there are countless Americans serving at soup kitchens and food pantries; contributing to their communities; and standing guard around the world.

And in a larger sense, that’s emblematic of what Americans have always done. We come together and do what’s required to make tomorrow better than today. That’s who we are.

Consider our journey since that first Thanksgiving. We are among the world’s youngest of peoples, but time and again, we have boldly and resiliently led the way forward. Against tough odds, we are a people who endure – who explored and settled a vast and untamed continent; who built a powerful economy and stood against tyranny in all its forms; who marched and fought for equality, and connected a globe with our own science and imagination.

None of that progress was predestined. None of it came easily. Instead, the blessings for which we give thanks today are the product of choices made by our parents, and grandparents, and generations before – whose determination and sacrifice ensured a better future for us.

This holiday season, we must resolve once more to do the same.

This is not the hardest Thanksgiving America has ever faced. But as long as many members of our American family are hurting, we’ve got to look out for one another. As long as many of our sons and daughters and husbands and wives are at war, we’ve got to support their mission and honor their service. And as long as many of our friends and neighbors are looking for work, we’ve got to do everything we can to accelerate this recovery and keep our economy moving forward.

And we will. But we won’t do it as any one political party. We’ve got to do it as one people. And in the coming weeks and months, I hope that we can work together, Democrats and Republicans and Independents alike, to make progress on these and other issues.

That’s why, next week, I’ve invited the leadership of both parties to the White House for a real and honest discussion – because I believe that if we stop talking at one another, and start talking with one another, we can get a lot done.

For what we are called to do again today isn’t about Democrats or Republicans. It’s not about left or right. It’s about us. It’s about what we know this country is capable of. It’s about what we want America to be in this new century.

A vibrant nation that makes sure its children are the best-educated in the world. A healthy, growing economy that runs on clean energy and creates the jobs of tomorrow. A responsible government that reduces its deficits. An America where every citizen is able to go as far as he or she desires.

We can do all this, because we’ve done it before. We’re made of the same sturdy stuff as the travelers who sat down to the first Thanksgiving, and all who came after – who worked, and sacrificed, and invested, because they believed that their efforts would make the difference for us.

That’s who we are. We shape our own destiny with conviction, compassion, and clear and common purpose. We honor our past and press forward with the knowledge that tomorrow will be better than today. We are Americans. That’s the vision we won’t lose sight of. That’s the legacy that falls to our generation. That’s the challenge that together, we are going to meet.

To every American, I am thankful for the privilege of being your President. To all our service members stationed around the world, I am honored to be your Commander-in-Chief. And from the Obama family to yours, have a very Happy Thanksgiving. Thank you.
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The only place in the 2009 Proclamation that he mentions God is at the end, where he says “God Bless You.”
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The White House

Office of the Press Secretary
For Immediate Release
November 26, 2009
Weekly Address: President Obama Delivers Thanksgiving Greeting

WASHINGTON – In the midst of these challenging times for our nation, President Barack Obama used his weekly address to express gratitude to America’s military men and women and their families, and give thanks for our nation’s many blessings. He also discussed the steps his administration is taking to repair the damaged economy, so that next Thanksgiving, Americans across the country can give thanks for a brighter and stronger economy.

Prepared Remarks of President Barack Obama
Weekly Address
Thursday, November 26, 2009

For centuries, in peace and in war, in prosperity and in adversity, Americans have paused at this time of year to gather with loved ones and give thanks for life’s blessings. This week, we carry on this distinctly American tradition. All across our country, folks are coming together to spend time with family, to catch up with old friends, to cook and enjoy a big dinner – and maybe to watch a little football in between.

As always, we give thanks for the kindness of loved ones, for the joys of the previous year, and for the pride we feel in our communities and country. We keep in our thoughts and prayers the many families marking this Thanksgiving with an empty seat – saved for a son or daughter, or husband or wife, stationed in harm’s way. And we say a special thanks for the sacrifices those men and women in uniform are making for our safety and freedom, and for all those Americans who enrich the lives of our communities through acts of kindness, generosity and service.

But as much as we all have to be thankful for, we also know that this year millions of Americans are facing very difficult economic times. Many have lost jobs in this recession – the worst in generations. Many more are struggling to afford health care premiums and house payments, let alone to save for an education or retirement. Too many are wondering if the dream of a middle class life – that American Dream – is slipping away. It’s the worry I hear from folks across the country; good, hard-working people doing the best they can for their families – but fearing that their best just isn’t good enough. These are not strangers. They are our family, our friends, and our neighbors. Their struggles must be our concern.

That’s why we passed the Recovery Act that cut taxes for 95 percent of working people and for small businesses – and that extended unemployment benefits and health coverage for millions of Americans who lost their jobs in this turmoil. That’s why we are reforming the health care system so that middle-class families have affordable insurance that cannot be denied because of a pre-existing condition or taken away because you happen to get sick. We’ve worked to stem the tide of foreclosures and to stop the decline in home values. We’re making it easier to save for retirement and more affordable to send a son or daughter to college.

The investments we have made and tough steps we have taken have helped break the back of the recession, and now our economy is finally growing again. But as I said when I took office, job recovery from this crisis would not come easily or quickly. Though the job losses we were experiencing earlier this year have slowed dramatically, we’re still not creating enough new jobs each month to make up for the ones we’re losing. And no matter what the economists say, for families and communities across the country, this recession will not end until we completely turn that tide.

So we’ve made progress. But we cannot rest – and my administration will not rest – until we have revived this economy and rebuilt it stronger than before; until we are creating jobs and opportunities for middle class families; until we have moved beyond the cycles of boom and bust – of reckless risk and speculation – that led us to so much crisis and pain these past few years.

Next week, I’ll be meeting with owners of large and small businesses, labor leaders, and non-for-profits from across the country, to talk about the additional steps we can take to help spur job creation. I will work with the Congress to enact them quickly. And it is my fervent hope – and my heartfelt expectation – that next Thanksgiving we will be able to celebrate the fact that many of those who have lost their jobs are back at work, and that as a nation we will have come through these difficult storms stronger and wiser and grateful to have reached a brighter day.

Thank you, God bless you, and from my family to yours, Happy Thanksgiving.
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The point is, Thanksgiving is a time when we should be thanking God. That’s a pretty easy concept to understand, even for a child in gradeschool or kindergarten. Contrast Obama’s bland Thanksgiving speeches without God with only a single reference when he manages to utter the word -to the Thanksgiving Proclamations of previous presidents and note that our previous presidents mentioned that God was the one we are thanking during the Thanksgiving holiday, and a lot more.

I mentioned George Washington’ proclamation here, and later showed the video of Obama this year here The commenter seems to think that the video was edited to eliminate Obama’s mentioning God – but you can see for yourself in his previous speeches taken directly from the White House press realse area – that nobody is stretching the truth or lying about Obama not mentioning God…

Ronald Reagan:
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Even Jimmy Carter, surprisingly said these words in 1980:

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NOW, THEREFORE, I, JIMMY CARTER, President of the United States of America, do proclaim Thursday, the 27th of November, 1980 as Thanksgiving Day. I call upon all the people of our Nation to give thanks on that day for the blessings Almighty God has bestowed upon us, and to join the fervent prayer of George Washington who as President asked God to “… impart all the blessings we possess, or ask for ourselves to the whole family of mankind.”

IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I have hereunto set my hand this thirteenth day of November, in the year of our Lord nineteen hundred and eighty, and of the Independence of the United States of America the two hundred and fifth.

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Here’s George Bush in 1989 quoting George Washington:
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President Washington asked that on Thanksgiving Day the people of the United States:

unite in rendering unto [God] our sincere and humble Thanks for his kind Care and Protection of the People of this Country previous to their becoming a Nation; for … the great degree of Tranquility, Union and Plenty which we have since enjoyed; for … the civil and religious Liberty with which we are blessed, and … for all the great and various Favors which he hath been pleased to confer upon us.

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Previous presidents talked about going to God with thanks through prayer and supplication….Obama doesn’t use any of those words. he doesn’t even use it in closing, leaving out ‘in the year of our Lord’.

Comments (49)

  1. Adam said on 25-11-2011

    First you say “nope” to whether he mentioned God in his three official proclamations. Then you suggest he “barely” mentions God. So which is it? Did he not mention God, or not mention God the way you wanted? Oh, I see. He did mention God, he just he didn’t “thank” God the way you wanted? Of course even that is not true. He thanks God in his 2011 proclamation when he says “we give thanks to each and to God”. In 2010 he asked us to rejoice in “the gifts of a gracious God.” In 2009 he asks us to be thankful for our “common blessings.” He may not say phrases like “I thank God” but he certainly invokes language of thanks to God for grace and blessings on the American people. To read these three proclamations and claim otherwise is appallingly dishonest.

    You also accuse me of suggesting the video was edited? How can you conclude that? I said no such thing. When you call me a liar like you’ve done at least prove to me you’ve comprehended what I wrote first.

  2. Cao said on 25-11-2011

    I spelled it our for every single year – and I also posted each proclamation. What do you want – me to tie your shoes for you? Are you unable to think on your own without being lead by the nose to a conclusion so that you can argue and nitpick what’s laid before you?

    Who the hell are YOU? I know what your character traits are already, though. Condescending authoritarian without a brain.

  3. Adam said on 25-11-2011

    For the record as well, Obama uses the term “In theYear of Our Lord” in 2009, 2010, and 2011 proclamations. I have no idea what gives you the courage to tell such bold lies and expect your readers not to notice.

  4. Cao said on 25-11-2011

    He didn’t mention God at all in 2011.
    He mentioned the word God ONCE in 2010, but only when he referred to America like a pirate.
    In the 2009 Proclamation he mentions God is at the end, where he says “God Bless You.”

    I am REPEATING what I ALREADY WROTE, and I don’t like chewing cabbage twice.

    So the answer to your question is ‘both’. He didn’t mention it at all in 2011, and he barely mentioned God in 2010 and 2009. And the God mentions he DOES make are negligible and do not take note of WHO IT IS WE SHOULD BE GRATEFUL TO as compared to past presidents.

  5. Cao said on 25-11-2011

    Really? It’s not in the press release. Show me where he said ‘in the year of our Lord.’ Prove it.

  6. Cao said on 25-11-2011

    In case you missed it, my observation is that Obama did not THANK GOD in any of these proclamations. Read the title of the post.

  7. kender said on 25-11-2011

    who really cares if kliklik mentions God or not…he’s a lying socialist piece of shit as are his sycophantic followers….he could sing hymns and stand on the desk in the oval office giving sermons and I wouldn’t believe that he believes in a higher power….the only saving grace in this whole thing is MAYBE the GOP won’t be able to find anyone that can beat him and we’ll have a nice lil revolution and we can hunt down these moronic liberals who keep making threats at occupy protests about bringing on a revolution…..I laugh when I hear them…what are they gonna do? Hit us with protest signs and stink on us?

  8. Big Dog said on 26-11-2011

    Adam, you are looking like a troll to conservative sites. Some time ago I indicated that the Constitiution closes with in the year of our Lord as evidence that the Founders were religious. Darrel claimed that this was not proof and you failed to make the connection. You can’t use that now when discussing what your messiah said.

    We know Obama only uses religion or mentions Allah, oops I mean God when he is pandering for votes and we know he is much more likely to mention a non Christian or Jewish religion.

    Hell, he likes to quote from the Koran, is very public and vocal about proclamations for Muslims, and claimed we were not a Christian nation (the source of the debate about the year of our Lord, as I recall) so it is hard to believe he is eager to mention Christianity or God (at least using that name).

    One only needs to remember where he spent his childhood and what church he sat in for 20 years to understand how he really feels about the issue.

    I do however, expect him to mention God more now that he is running for reelection.
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  9. Big Dog said on 26-11-2011

    Mentioning God and actually thanking God are two entirely different things. God bless you is not thanking God. There is no way to interpret that as thanks to God. The references from other presidents are actual thanks and praises to God. I know it is difficult for liberal/progressive/Socialists to see this. It is partly their blind devotion to Obama and partly an indictment of the educational system.
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  10. Adam said on 26-11-2011

    Presidential Proclamation — Thanksgiving Day, 2011

    * God used: 2 times
    * Grace: 2 times
    * Blessing: 2 times
    * Providence: 1 time
    * Year of our Lord: 1 time

    Presidential Proclamation — Thanksgiving Day, 2010

    * God: 2 times
    * Grace: 2 times
    * Blessing: 3 times
    * Providence: 1 time
    * Year of our Lord: 1 time

    Presidential Proclamation — Thanksgiving Day, 2009

    * God: 1 time
    * Blessing: 1 time
    * Year of our Lord: 1 time

    Let’s recap:

    You said Obama didn’t mention God in his video. You are correct.

    You said he didn’t mention God at all in this year’s proclamation. You are wrong.

    You said he hardly mentioned God at all in all 3. You are wrong.

    You said he didn’t thank God in all 3. You are wrong.

    You said he didn’t use the language “in the year of our Lord.” You are wrong.

    I agree he doesn’t state it like past presidents. He’s not past presidents. He’s not an evangelical like President Bush, or Carter. What does Obama do instead? He invokes Christian language of grace, blessing, and providence over and over in his 3 proclamations. He mentions being thankful for blessings, and thankful for providence. But clearly that gets in the way of calling the president godless so you have to keep ignoring it.

    You ask who I am? You know who I am. I’m just a long time reader and friend of Big Dog’s site. You know me as “liar” since that seems to be the label you like to use though you can’t show one instance of me lying.

    • Cao said on 26-11-2011

      Adam, Obama didn’t mention God the way all past presidents did. Who do you thank at Thanksgiving? Who did the pilgrims thank?

      It has nothing to do with ‘what I wanted’ it has to do with what Thanksgiving is all about. Big Dog is right, ‘you are looking like a troll to conservative sites’. And you are using the people who comment and link to him as your method of finding them.

      I was using the White House press release, which I quoted from verbatim, that did not use the language ‘the year of our Lord’. You are comparing apples to oranges here, and trying to claim that you’re right and I’m wrong.

      What happened to the progressive idea that ‘truth is subjective”? I guess it only applies when it works in your favor.

      You are an ideologue; befitting of a blind fan of the narcissist in chief’s demagoguery.

  11. Ogre said on 26-11-2011

    Adam, does it matter at all that you’re reading one set of text and Cao is reading a different set? I mean, seriously, do you even care that the two of you are referencing literally completely different texts?

  12. kender said on 26-11-2011

    It doesn’t matter to Adam that they are talking about two different items….he has a chance to pester a conservative with vacuous (read liberal) BS so he’s gonna take it…..I wonder if he’s a fan of OWS….they blather on with lotsa BS too
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  13. Cao said on 26-11-2011

    Click on his his name and you’ll see what BS he’s spreading. It’s a hate conservatives and GOP website. And from my records, I could see that he tested it out to make sure the link was there. He is link whoring. That’s really what this is all about.

  14. kender said on 26-11-2011

    more like link slutting, since he’s not getting paid for putting it out there
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  15. Adam said on 27-11-2011

    Cao: “You are comparing apples to oranges here, and trying to claim that you’re right and I’m wrong.”

    My very first comment suggested that Obama did not mention God in his video but he did mention it in this year’s official proclamation and his previous two for Thanksgiving. I even linked to the proclamation for you to read. What did you do? You jumped straight to calling me a liar.

    Then you moved the goal posts with this new comment to suggest the outrage was not about whether he mentioned God but whether he thanked God. That’s fine I guess. Be outraged. just don’t say untrue things while doing so.

    “It’s a hate conservatives and GOP website.”

    Really? Yes, folks. Do click the site and see the actual political discussion taking place in an arena that allows thoughtful dialog and banter. To Cao that passes as “hate” somehow.

    “And from my records, I could see that he tested it out to make sure the link was there. He is link whoring. That’s really what this is all about.”

    Link whoring? Goodness gracious you are ridiculous. Remove the link. Remove my comments. That’s what you prefer to do anyway, isn’t it?

    Big Dog: “You can’t use that now when discussing what your messiah said.”

    I did not use the phrase “In the year of our lord” to say Obama was religious. Pay attention. I was simply pointing out Cao’s incorrect statement about the proclamations when she suggested he did not use it.

    Ogre: “Adam, does it matter at all that you’re reading one set of text and Cao is reading a different set?”

    It matters that Cao failed to read my cited link but then called me a liar still. Defend those actions if you like.

  16. kender said on 27-11-2011

    it would seem the discussion shouldn’t be about your links, adam, but rather the gist of Cao’s article….
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  17. Adam said on 27-11-2011

    Cao: “Big Dog is right, ‘you are looking like a troll to conservative sites’. And you are using the people who comment and link to him as your method of finding them.”

    To address that statement: Do you want discussion? Or do you want a place to post right wing ideas with no question of your facts or the validity of certain viewpoints? To post a comment do I have to be a conservative that agrees with you or else I’m a troll? A liar? A link whore? A lib nitpicker?

    Now that you’ve changed your post to make yourself more accurate you’re still not telling the truth about what I suggested: It matters little that Obama left God out of his weekly address this year when he mentions God in previous addresses and all three official proclamations. Your new view is that Obama is somehow not a Christian or not a good Christian anyway if he doesn’t invoke God in the way you think he should. Too bad, really. Obama is a man of faith and he’s never tried to hide it or make it more than it is. He’s just not an evangelical like you’d apparently prefer he be.

    • Cao said on 27-11-2011

      I don’t want a discussion with an idiot who is comparing what I’m talking about to something else entirely and criticizing me for it as though they were the same.

      The written procalamation that you are referring to is not the same thing as his video proclamation or his press release, that two latter of which I was quoting in the post.

      You have an inability to reason and a problem with critical thinking…and it’s not my job to hold your hand or babysit you while you think through it.

      So excuse me, but I have things to do other than waste my time on clarifying something that was already clarified.

      I think you’ve made a fool of yourself, and you’ve also clearly shown me what your true intentions are. I have a mind to strip your comments of your precious blog links.

  18. Adam said on 27-11-2011

    Cao: “I have a mind to strip your comments of your precious blog links.”

    Clearly you misjudge my intentions of arguing with you about Obama’s Thanksgiving message. I care little for links back to Watchblog, a site I neither run nor administrate. Your comment box has a field for website link and I put the only one I have that is relevant to politics. I would however encourage you to stop by the site and discuss politics with the fine folks on that site. It’s made up of those from left, right and everywhere in between.

    • Cao said on 27-11-2011

      No, I SAW you check your link. If you didn’t care, why would you check to make sure the link is there?

      I like comparing actions to words. It’s part of discovering what a person’s true motives are. You like to play games, don’t you?

  19. Adam said on 27-11-2011

    “If you didn’t care, why would you check to make sure the link is there?”

    I don’t know how you think I “checked” but I’m sure if “checked” it was simply because I placed the link so I wanted it to work. Why would I want to place an incorrect link there if I went to the trouble of putting the link in the field?

    I know you’ve settled on this being some plot to get clicks and nothing can change your mind now but you just have to trust me when I say my intentions here were solely to point out what I felt was an unfair attack on Obama on a site I’ve been reading since you called me a liar a few days ago on Big Dog’s site. But you call me a liar a lot so I’m sure you’ll think I’m lying now too.

    Feel free to remove the links just so it’s not an issue anymore and we can get back to arguing facts and reality. Or you could just delete everything and pretend I never came by to engage you.

  20. Cao said on 27-11-2011

    I have stopped reading your comments, Adam. You are a pain in the ass and your comments are complete nonsense. I will not play your silly games.

  21. Adam said on 27-11-2011

    I apologize sincerely for being a pain in the ass and I hope in the future we can argue politics without all the personal attacks.

  22. Cao said on 27-11-2011

    Your comments are complete nonsense, therefore, you have become a complete pain in the ass.

    That’s not a personal attack, that’s an observation about your behavior.

  23. Adam said on 27-11-2011

    Pointing out errors in your post is nonsense, I guess. You corrected everything in your post but the statements about me that are untrue. I never said Obama mentioned God in the 2011 video nor did I suggest the video was edited by anyone. You’ve got a couple of more edits to make.

  24. Cao said on 27-11-2011

    Pointing out that you are comparing the Official Proclamations to the Press Release I am quoting shows YOUR error in judgment, not mine.

    And several commenters (aside from me) have gently pointed that error in judgment out, but you missed it. Or refuse to admit it.

    Which means either you have a reading comprehension problem, or a narcissistic personality disordered type of problem, or maybe you’re just plain STUPID!

    Any way you slice it, I don’t have time to counsel and coddle you.

    Have a nice day, Adam… :evil:

  25. solid snake said on 29-11-2011

    Adam obama never said the word god in anything publiclly. first of all. second he’s a lying sack of shit and I dont live in Illnois and I know hes a lying sack of shit facist pig. adam really need to do your hw before you bring that shit on to blogs.

  26. Adam said on 29-11-2011

    Take a look at President Bush’s weekly addresses on Thanksgiving and see if he mentions God or thanks him the way you want Obama to:

    * 2008: No mention of God at all, no thanks

    * 2007: Mentions God, no thanks

    * 2006: Mentions God, thanks God

    * 2005: Mentions God, no thanks

    Maybe you get the point? The weekly address is not a forum where the President relates his deeply held beliefs and thanks God for blessings. That’s more what the official proclamation has been used for. I still find there to be no merit at all to the suggestion that Obama failing to mention God this year in the weekly address or to thank God sufficiently in his two previous has any reflection on his personal religious values.

    This is misplaced right wing rage at it’s worst. You’re holding President Obama to a standard you didn’t even hold President Bush to.

    • Cao said on 30-11-2011

      SS, this is a classic example of ‘arguing with idiots’. Adam wants us to believe with his incessant display of obsessive compulsive disorder, that Obama DOES mention God in public. And indeed he has. But in his public announcement and press release, he does not Thank God on Thanksgiving. To dispute that claim, Adam quotes the official proclamation, which was not what I was referring to.

      Obama also said he is a Christian, but on closer observation, he sounds more like a muslim. On paperwork for school in Indonesia, he was registered as a muslim under the name Barry Soetoro (because he was adopted by his stepfather who was also Indonesian citizen.). Now here we could theoretically go off on a tangent about his US citizenship, but let’s stay on topic.

      On February 27th, speaking to Nicholas Kristof of The New York Times, Barack Hussein Obama said the Muslim call to prayer is “one of the prettiest sounds on Earth.”

      In an interview with Nicholas Kristof, published in The New York Times, Obama recited the Muslim call to prayer, the Adhan, “with a first-class [Arabic] accent.” The opening lines of the Adhan (Azaan) is the Shahada:

      “Allah is Supreme! Allah is Supreme!
      Allah is Supreme! Allah is Supreme!
      I witness that there is no god but Allah
      I witness that there is no god but Allah
      I witness that Muhammad is his prophet? ”

      According to Islamic scholars, reciting the Shahada, the Muslim declaration of faith, makes one a Muslim. This simple yet profound statement expresses a Muslim’s complete acceptance of, and total commitment to, the message of Islam. Obama chanted it with pride and finesse.

      In 2006, he made a speech ridiculing the Bible and questioning its use in forming public policy. You can see that here.

      Trinity United Church of Christ, the one that teaches black liberation theology, accepts muslims…there is no requirement to be a Christian to attend that church. And that explains Reverend Wright’s friendship with Farrakhan…and trip with Farrakhan to see Gadaffi Gadaffi himself said that Obama is a muslim.

  27. Adam said on 30-11-2011

    “…obsessive compulsive disorder…”

    I’ll take your acknowledgement of my obsessive dedication to truth and reality as a complement. ;)

    “…that Obama DOES mention God in public. And indeed he has.”

    I guess SOLID SNAKE didn’t do his homework?

    No doubt Obama has a lot of respect for Islam. Remind me what is wrong with that? Remind me what respecting another religion for it’s traditions and rituals does to disqualify you from being a Christian?

    You can hardly say Obama “ridiculed” the Bible in that video. He makes a good point, one which fundamentalist Christians in America don’t want to admit.

    I for one took a much less traditional road to Christianity in my own life so I understand what it’s like to value the beliefs and traditions of others around you even as I personally would have no other faith but my own.

    • Cao said on 30-11-2011

      LOL…wow, Adam, are you camping on this website all day long hoping to indulge in your negative attention seeking?

  28. Adam said on 30-11-2011

    Well, this blog is on my list of sites I read a couple of times a day. Generally if I’ve left a comment on a site and somebody responds to my comment I will return with a comment. That’s how it works on most sites anyway. Call it what you want…

  29. Kender said on 30-11-2011

    You know Adam, as for Bush and his mentions of God (or lack thereof) it seems nobody ever accused BUsh of being an anti-freedom loving muzzie at heart….since there was no doubt of Bush’s bona fide’s it wasn’t a point to harp on…..

  30. Adam said on 30-11-2011

    Kender: I guess that’s important to admit. You are doubtful of Obama’s Christian faith so he must go above beyond what other Presidents have done in order to appease the right. Of course nothing appeases the right. That is probably why he’s not that stuck on proving himself a Christian to you folks. That enrages you folks even more.

  31. Kender said on 30-11-2011

    Yeah that’s it Adam….poke the armed bear….I keep hoping for a revolution where you folks gets stuck against a wall and pelted with racquetballs….
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  32. Adam said on 30-11-2011

    You folks can’t have a revolution. You’d be too busy cleaning up after yourselves so you didn’t look like a liberal revolution. That would suck all the wind out of it.

    • Cao said on 30-11-2011

      Right. The key to a revolution is not cleaning up after yourself and acting like a kid that hasn’t been potty trained yet. :roll:

  33. Kender said on 30-11-2011

    A few bulldozers, some large holes, a ton or two of quik lime….mess gone
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  34. Adam said on 30-11-2011

    Is lime good or bad for the roots of the tree of liberty? You can always count on conservatives to have the answer you seek when it relates to shooting Americans they disagree with.

  35. Kender said on 30-11-2011

    It is more than a disagreement adam….if you’re one of the progressives helping take us into a socialist country you’re an enemy of liberty….
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    • Cao said on 01-12-2011

      I wonder what Jarad Loughner, whose favorite books are The Communist Manifesto and “Mein Kempf” would say about ‘you can always count on conservatives to have the answer you seek when it relates to shooting Americans they disagree with.” LOL

      Or what about Nidal Hassan, the Fort Hood Shooter, who is a radical Islamist? How many Islamic sympathizers are on the “right”? How many rightwingers have gone and shot up a military facility lately? Sorry, but it’s the left who hate the military, just like they hate cops and the law – which should apply to everyone else but them.

      Or what about Oscar Ramiro Ortega-Hernandez, the White House Shooter, who media claim had nothing to do with the #OW protests even though he was hanging out at their encampment- who leftists claim was inspired by the Right Wing? Evidence to the contrary emerged in a video interview where Hernandez goes off on a tirade about our war for oil. He likes Marijuana, and believes in evolution. Now there’s a stereotypical Right Winger if ever I’ve seen one!

      And what about John Hinckley, who shot president Reagan in 1981? Looks like he may be released from prison soon, thanks to leftists who think he’s totally rehabilitated.

      And the list goes on…

      Your argument is not based in fact, Adam.

      You can always count on leftwingers to lie and spread vicious propaganda about their opponents. Not to mention make sweeping generalizations stereotyping the ‘rightwing’ that are off-the-charts loony like the KOS kids do.

  36. Adam said on 01-12-2011

    So does liking the Communist Manifesto make you a liberal?

    And what at all does Mein Kampf even have to do with liberalism?

    Since when did being a Islamic radical disqualify you from being conservative?

    What part of being insane and shooting a Republican president makes you a liberal?

    What part of “may have” been with OWS means he was and he agrees with OWS and is therefore a liberal?

    Last time I checked libertarians were for legalizing marijuana as well and they aren’t liberals.

    Last time I checked the facts of evolution was accepted by those who subscribe to reality of the universe, not just one political ideology.

    Your list is long on people who did bad things but short on any evidence that makes these people liberal or conservative.

    On the other hand we have a group of people who after losing the White House in a free and fair election took to the streets dressed like revolutionaries with guns or carrying signs that said things like “we came unarmed…this time” while talking about “watering the tree of liberty.” Those people weren’t liberals, that’s for sure.

  37. Cao said on 01-12-2011

    Hitler used evolutionary theory to justify the holocaust. And so leftists today are doing the same thing. Not everyone accepts modern day evolutionists’ propaganda as fact…some of us realize the history having to do with that ideology, much like the ideology that was spawned by Mein Kempf and the Communist Manifesto.

    Loving Mein Kempf and the Communist Manifesto does say something about the person’s ideology, Adam. Do you not draw any conclusions from it?

    There are several books on liberalism being a mental disorder. One is “The Liberal Mind: The Psychological Causes of Political Madness.” – and the other is literally “Liberalism is a Mental Disorder”. I recommend the first one, which is written by a psychiatrist. Being insane oftentimes means leftist ideology is somehow intertwined.

    “Libertarians” aren’t conservatives, Adam. Their conclusions end up at liberal positions.

    What? Short on evidence that makes them liberal or conservative?

    I don’t know of any conservatives whose favorite books are Mein Kempf and the Communist Manifesto.

    You are willfully blind. And because of that, i think I’m going to cut off your comments, because you’ve become nothing more than a pest.

  38. RAT said on 07-06-2012

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    You have AIDS from fucking that homo, lying terrorist criminal Jack Idema. RYP, Ronbo et al spill the beans on the Black Flag Cafe.

    You are a nazi cunt & I hope you die like Idema, in fucking pain & fear with no giving a fuck.

    Rot in hell cuntface.

    M.

    • Cao said on 09-06-2012

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      So now Penny and Robert Young Pelton have their cowardly goons hiding behind fake names spreading their defamatory libel and slander about me. Priceless.

      Whatever. Another day, but the same old s**t from you people, except for two things.

          What you did right there is a federal crime, and
          you implicated Robert Young Pelton as being involved in it.

      Nice move, Ace!

  39. RAT said on 13-06-2012

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    hahahahahaha, I aint hiding twatbreath. What you did with that terrorist, traitor, liar & criminal Jack “toss your salad” Idema was a crime against humanity & you will reap the whirlwind.

    What your doing to others is an actual Federal crime, so keep digging that hole & stacking that evidence against you. Some people are just too stupid for their own good! hahahaha

    But I do like the Ace bit, so sincere thanks for that.

    Best
    Rat.

    • Cao said on 13-06-2012

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      Okay Samantha. You’re right. You’re on twitter @musky987, but your account is protected. But the reality is- you are hiding behind a fake name, and I’m certain you’re posting these comments unbeknownst to the people that know you out in the real world. Maybe it’s time that your full name comes out, in connection with the antics you are pulling.

      @musky987 have a Miller Lite and run another red light. That headache is a sign that you already know the material. ‪#bueller

      Why do you hide your tweets, your followers and who you’re following? Is it because you’re all engaged in felonious stalking?

      What a double standard you live by.

      It’s only a few people, and you’re just one just 30-ish girl who hasn’t really even begun having a life yet over there on Race Street. Oh, excuse me. Might that be the address you lived at when you attended the University of Colorado at Boulder? Or is that the address of a relative?

      You are another Ward Churchill fan, I take it.

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