Obama: Romney unqualified on the economy “as a whole”

posted at 2:41 pm on July 13, 2012 by Dustin Siggins

Once again, the differences between President Obama’s 2008 and 2012 campaign themes are striking. In this case, “Hope & Change” is taking second fiddle to the “rich guy is out of touch” meme.

In his interview with Charlie Rose (check out the video at Real Clear Politics), Obama once again portrayed himself as the poor man’s protector. Via RCP’s transcript of the comments:

“When some people question why I would challenge his Bain record, the point I’ve made there in the past is, if you’re a head of a large private equity firm or hedge fund, your job is to make money. It’s not to create jobs. It’s not even to create a successful business – it’s to make sure that you’re maximizing returns for your investor. Now that’s appropriate. That’s part of the American way. That’s part of the system. But that doesn’t necessarily make you qualified to think about the economy as a whole, because as president, my job is to think about the workers. My job is to think about communities, where jobs have been outsourced.”

This is really just silly. I’m no fan of Mitt Romney’s candidacy, but Obama’s really stretching things here. A few examples:

1. RCP didn’t catch it in the transcript, but Obama said he’s focusing on Romney’s history with Bain because Romney is not talking about his four years as governor “very much.” I don’t know what the President considers “very much,” but I’m pretty sure Romney talked about his time as governor during his speech to the NAACP just this week. Hang on, let me check…yup. He did.

2. As Obama tried to claim Romney doesn’t talk about his time as governor, Rose interrupted him to say “or ran the Olympics.” I can’t tell whether or not Rose was agreeing with Obama or pointing out that Romney has another aspect to his campaign the President ignored in his comment, but either way Obama seems to be forgetting about another major aspect of Romney’s campaign.

3. Obama came into office dealing with a terrible economy and a recession that officially ended in June 2009. That’s before much, if any, stimulus money was handed out. Since then, including the stimulus, we’ve had trillions of dollars in new spending and Federal Reserve loans. We’ve seen welfare rolls go up because of unusually high unemployment, the economy stagger into something resembling a recovery, and “shovel-ready” jobs not be so shovel-ready. So I ask: what in Obama’s record makes him more qualified on the economy “as a whole?”

4. As President, Obama’s job is to first and foremost maximize freedom. Second, his job is to work with Congress to provide for the people what they cannot provide for themselves (such as national defense). That’s about it. It’s not his job to worry about communities — that’s what state and local governments are for. It’s not his job to think about workers instead of the entire country, either. What about the over-80% of American workers who are employed in the private sector? Should he worry about making sure their bosses, those dastardly business owners, have an efficient and economically fair tax and regulatory system under which to hire more workers? If so, Obama’s definitely failed in those areas.

I could keep going, but I’m speaking to the choir here. Again, this attack by Obama is just silly, and is so easily refuted on both the failure of his record and the breadth of success in Romney’s record I am surprised he’s making it.

 


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The Mormons are self-enrichening scammers just like (insert Christian religion here). Same old, same old.

Dave Rywall on July 13, 2012 at 3:36 PM

Your accusation is baseless and you have no evidence to support such a broad generalization. Same old, same old.

KS Rex on July 13, 2012 at 3:38 PM

Obama once again portrayed himself as the poor man’s protector
My job is to think about communities, where jobs have been outsourced.”

And here we go again ! Another failed stimulus on the way, well if it didn’t work the first time, borrow more of other peoples money and take another spin at the roulette wheel. “BETTING ON AMERICA” and we wondered what that BS meant when he spewed it out.

stormridercx4 on July 13, 2012 at 3:40 PM

The Mormons are self-enrichening scammers just like (insert Christian religion here). Same old, same old.

Dave Rywall on July 13, 2012 at 3:36 PM

Your accusation is baseless and you have no evidence to support such a broad generalization. Same old, same old.

KS Rex on July 13, 2012 at 3:38 PM
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Enormous wealth on disgusting display. Ever been to the Vatican? Ever seen the pyramids? Ever seen Angkor Wat? Same old, same old.

Dave Rywall on July 13, 2012 at 3:40 PM

Enormous wealth on disgusting display. Ever been to the Vatican? Ever seen the pyramids? Ever seen Angkor Wat? Same old, same old.

Dave Rywall on July 13, 2012 at 3:40 PM

Jeremiah Wright’s million dollar retirement home. And while coming from a Marxist Black Liberation Theology Cult to boot!

MNHawk on July 13, 2012 at 3:45 PM

Hey, so just to be crystal clear, you want all non-American Hotair members who do not share your beliefs to be banned, correct?

Dave Rywall on July 13, 2012 at 3:29 PM

I want NO one banned, and made this clear, repeatedly. Like Voltaire, I believe in disagreeing with what you say, but fighting for your right to say it.

If only the leftists would be as truly liberal, alas.

I like it when you comment, and told you so. We might often disagree, but you are one of the brigher and more objective leftists around here.

Schadenfreude on July 13, 2012 at 3:45 PM

Dave Rywall on July 13, 2012 at 3:40 PM

Sheesh, there’s a drive among the Muzzie Brotherhood to destroy the pyramids. I hope you’re not with them.

Schadenfreude on July 13, 2012 at 3:46 PM

brigher = brighter

Schadenfreude on July 13, 2012 at 3:47 PM

Enormous wealth on disgusting display.

Dave Rywall on July 13, 2012 at 3:40 PM

bayam, your leftist comrade, disagrees. S/he loves Jobs, the guy who leads Oracle and their peers. I bet you like Soros too.

Schadenfreude on July 13, 2012 at 3:49 PM

Enormous wealth on disgusting display. Ever been to the Vatican? Ever seen the pyramids? Ever seen Angkor Wat? Same old, same old.

Dave Rywall on July 13, 2012 at 3:40 PM

Conservative majority leader Stephen Harper. Hee hee hee.

Go peddle your crap to the NDP. If you can find them.

kim roy on July 13, 2012 at 3:50 PM

That book in the graphic, Everything Obama Knows About The Economy, is that one of those famous thin books I always hear about?

stukinIL4now on July 13, 2012 at 3:50 PM

Just what I would expect from a goat that can’t defend his own record.

sadatoni on July 13, 2012 at 3:51 PM

Point is: in America, bigotry against whitey religion is unacceptable while bigotry against non-whitey religion is fine.

Dave Rywall on June 28, 2011 at 11:57 AM

It’s okay for Americans to say they wouldn’t vote for a Muslim but it’s not okay for them to say they wouldn’t vote for a Mormon.

Dave Rywall on June 28, 2011 at 11:27 AM

The Mormons are self-enrichening scammers just like (insert Christian religion here). Same old, same old.

Dave Rywall on July 13, 2012 at 3:36 PM

Low class bigoted troll Dave Rywall, who I believe has stated he is from Canada, apparently enjoys calling Americans racist and attacking Mormons whenever he can find an opportunity. This kind of bigoted, trollish behavior seems to be the norm for him.

bluegill on July 13, 2012 at 3:51 PM

Jeremiah Wright’s million dollar retirement home. And while coming from a Marxist Black Liberation Theology Cult to boot!

MNHawk on July 13, 2012 at 3:45 PM
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Exactly. Scammer just like the rest.

Dave Rywall on July 13, 2012 at 3:52 PM

Dave Rywall, no one is more racist than the leftists in America, and maybe all over the world, for these two reasons:

1. They expect soooo little of the first black American president, Bill Clinton notwithstanding. MLK cries in his grave from pain.

2. They keep the poor and lots of the minorities in modern day plantations, uninformed, uneducated, unenlightened, exploited just for votes.

The moochers should wake up and pitchfork their looters.

Schadenfreude on July 13, 2012 at 3:55 PM

I want NO one banned, and made this clear, repeatedly. Like Voltaire, I believe in disagreeing with what you say, but fighting for your right to say it.

If only the leftists would be as truly liberal, alas.

I like it when you comment, and told you so. We might often disagree, but you are one of the brigher and more objective leftists around here.

Schadenfreude on July 13, 2012 at 3:45 PM
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When you say “The US American people don’t give a rat’s derriere what Canadians think about their elections.” it would suggest that you do not value the opinions of those outside your borders. And therefore, you would much prefer a bunch of people in the same choir singing to each other.

Dave Rywall on July 13, 2012 at 3:56 PM

Dave Rywall on July 13, 2012 at 3:40 PM

Sheesh, there’s a drive among the Muzzie Brotherhood to destroy the pyramids. I hope you’re not with them.

Schadenfreude on July 13, 2012 at 3:46 PM
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Nahh, it’s important to keep all religious buildings around to remind future generations of the power and damage these organizations did to humanity.

Dave Rywall on July 13, 2012 at 3:57 PM

Dave Rywall on July 13, 2012 at 3:56 PM

It was a true statement, narrowly defined. The US American voters truly don’t care about what the rest of the world thinks about their elections.

Other than that I’m for your freedom to rant or type about it all day, every day.

You, of all the people, can multithread thoughts. It’s something not often given to the left, nor the right.

Schadenfreude on July 13, 2012 at 3:58 PM

I don’t think you used the right picture for this post. That notebook looks like it might be 50 pages or more. You should have used a picture of a blank piece of paper with the same title.

jpferman on July 13, 2012 at 3:58 PM

Dave Rywall on July 13, 2012 at 3:57 PM

An Austrian architect has the blueprints for the destroyed carvings in Afghanistan. I hope they will be recreated, though I’m not with you on the motives for “keeping the pyramids”.

Schadenfreude on July 13, 2012 at 3:59 PM

bayam, your leftist comrade, disagrees. S/he loves Jobs, the guy who leads Oracle and their peers. I bet you like Soros too.

Schadenfreude on July 13, 2012 at 3:49 PM

Soros is a scumbag the same way the Koch brothers are scumbags.

Dave Rywall on July 13, 2012 at 3:59 PM

Conservative majority leader Stephen Harper. Hee hee hee.

Go peddle your crap to the NDP. If you can find them.

kim roy on July 13, 2012 at 3:50 PM
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Hey look everybody, a little girl came into the room, shouted poo poo, and ran back to the sandbox.

Dave Rywall on July 13, 2012 at 4:00 PM

When you say “The US American people don’t give a rat’s derriere what Canadians think about their elections.” it would suggest that you do not value the opinions of those outside your borders. And therefore, you would much prefer a bunch of people in the same choir singing to each other.

Dave Rywall on July 13, 2012 at 3:56 PM

Could flip that coin and ask do you care what Americans think of Canadian elections and should it be important?

Of course it’s nice to have agreement and approval, but in the end do you want the Americans to have influence over Canadian elections?

Or influence (more than there already is) on Canadian lifestyles and governance?

Of course not. So don’t be silly.

kim roy on July 13, 2012 at 4:01 PM

Soros is a scumbag the same way the Koch brothers are scumbags.

Dave Rywall on July 13, 2012 at 3:59 PM

We disagree. Both have the right to earn their living, or their wealth, so long as it’s legal, hopefully ethical and moral.

Schadenfreude on July 13, 2012 at 4:01 PM

One wonders if Barry is going bonkers…kept looking sane by the teleprompter…

albill on July 13, 2012 at 4:02 PM

Conservative majority leader Stephen Harper. Hee hee hee.

Go peddle your crap to the NDP. If you can find them.

kim roy on July 13, 2012 at 3:50 PM
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Hey look everybody, a little girl came into the room, shouted poo poo, and ran back to the sandbox.

Dave Rywall on July 13, 2012 at 4:00 PM

I’m still here and just reminding you of how impotent your blathering is.

kim roy on July 13, 2012 at 4:02 PM

The Mormons are self-enrichening scammers just like (insert Christian religion here). Same old, same old.

Dave Rywall on July 13, 2012 at 3:36 PM

they do more charity work than your beloved socialists would ever dream to..the difference being people give money voluntarily to religious groups, charities, etc, your people confiscate it from hard working individuals, give it to moochers to keep voting for them and keeping them in power or ‘invest’ them in failing projects and companies (see Solyndra and the list is long)…so there, you can stick your socialism…I come from Europe, I know what it’s like to live with that kinda crap socialism and the resulting taxes …and while you are it, tell us again about those high taxes in canada, a socialist’s dream that must be…

jimver on July 13, 2012 at 4:02 PM

Point is: in America, bigotry against whitey religion is unacceptable while bigotry against non-whitey religion is fine.

Dave Rywall on June 28, 2011 at 11:57 AM

It’s okay for Americans to say they wouldn’t vote for a Muslim but it’s not okay for them to say they wouldn’t vote for a Mormon.

Dave Rywall on June 28, 2011 at 11:27 AM

The Mormons are self-enrichening scammers just like (insert Christian religion here). Same old, same old.

Dave Rywall on July 13, 2012 at 3:36 PM

Low class bigoted troll Dave Rywall, who I believe has stated he is from Canada, apparently enjoys calling Americans racist and attacking Mormons whenever he can find an opportunity. This kind of bigoted, trollish behavior seems to be the norm for him.

bluegill on July 13, 2012 at 3:51 PM
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It’s so sad that you spent ten minutes of your life looking up what I said over a year ago to make the point that I do not enjoy religion and I do not enjoy double standards or hypocrisy.

Dave Rywall on July 13, 2012 at 4:03 PM

Please don’t feed the trolls.

BobMbx on July 13, 2012 at 4:05 PM

Could flip that coin and ask do you care what Americans think of Canadian elections and should it be important?

Of course it’s nice to have agreement and approval, but in the end do you want the Americans to have influence over Canadian elections?

Or influence (more than there already is) on Canadian lifestyles and governance?

Of course not. So don’t be silly.

kim roy on July 13, 2012 at 4:01 PM
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You forgot to say poo poo little girl.

Perspective from non-citizens is fascinating to me.
It can show whether they have a clue or not.
It can show a fresh angle previously unconsidered because of whatever party/nationalist/whatever blinders are at play.

Dave Rywall on July 13, 2012 at 4:05 PM

Please don’t feed the trolls.

BobMbx on July 13, 2012 at 4:05 PM

It’s good for HA Capitalism, and they hate that.

Schadenfreude on July 13, 2012 at 4:06 PM

We disagree. Both have the right to earn their living, or their wealth, so long as it’s legal, hopefully ethical and moral.

Schadenfreude on July 13, 2012 at 4:01 PM
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Their method of accumulating wealth is not in question.

Their scumbaggy warping of the political process is appalling.

Dave Rywall on July 13, 2012 at 4:07 PM

Nahh, it’s important to keep all religious buildings around to remind future generations of the power and damage these organizations did to humanity.

Dave Rywall on July 13, 2012 at 3:57 PM

shall we also keep the Kremlin in Russia, the People’s House in Romania, and all the megalomaniac commie buildings in countries stretching on three continents, plus the mass graves (as legacy from Stalin + mao + the comunist regimes in eastern europe) to remind people of the damage and power ‘communism’ and its little bro, socialism caused???… and while at it is it ok with you to use these examples as a future warning for what your beloved socialism usually degenerates into?

jimver on July 13, 2012 at 4:10 PM

Their scumbaggy warping of the political process is appalling.

Dave Rywall on July 13, 2012 at 4:07 PM

It it was ok for Soros to ‘bring’ Obama it’s ok for the Koch brothers, and others, to ‘bring’ Romney.

Schadenfreude on July 13, 2012 at 4:14 PM

yeah, our butts, don’t ask, arrrgh

jimver on July 13, 2012 at 3:02 PM

lol — damn. :)

I’m still here and just reminding you of how impotent your blathering is.

kim roy on July 13, 2012 at 4:02 PM

You stood ground. Note scribbled in the Universal log book. :) Nothing to prove.

That book in the graphic, Everything Obama Knows About The Economy, is that one of those famous thin books I always hear about?

stukinIL4now on July 13, 2012 at 3:50 PM

I think it’s still on Amazon … yup.

Search the title: Everything Obama Knows About The Economy

Axe on July 13, 2012 at 4:14 PM

they do more charity work than your beloved socialists would ever dream to..the difference being people give money voluntarily to religious groups, charities, etc, your people confiscate it from hard working individuals, give it to moochers to keep voting for them and keeping them in power or ‘invest’ them in failing projects and companies (see Solyndra and the list is long)…so there, you can stick your socialism…I come from Europe, I know what it’s like to live with that kinda crap socialism and the resulting taxes …and while you are it, tell us again about those high taxes in canada, a socialist’s dream that must be…

jimver on July 13, 2012 at 4:02 PM
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You don’t have the slightest f’ing clue how much socialism you already live with, do you.
Yet you cling to some random I-don’t-want-any-more socialism milepost that you pulled out of your ass and you rant and rant and rant about that being the limit.

Yet your schools are crumbling, infrastructure failing, shortfalls in every possible segment of life (education, healthcare, etc etc etc), your country’s poverty rate is appalling, you shriek BUY AMERICAN yet you shop at WalMart and say f you to main street, and the rich just laugh and laugh and laugh as you continue to worship them and under tax them as the f your country over every single day of your life.

But by all means, cling on to your bizarre, under-informed position that there’s too much socialism in your life

Dave Rywall on July 13, 2012 at 4:15 PM

*$9.95 & eligible for FREE Super Saver Shipping, Heh.

Axe on July 13, 2012 at 4:16 PM

heir method of accumulating wealth is not in question.

Their scumbaggy warping of the political process is appalling.

Dave Rywall on July 13, 2012 at 4:07 PM

your socialist puppet O benefits from same ‘dirty’ money too, doesn’t he now…whose money elected him exactly, and don’t give me the crap with the ‘little donor’…now, don’t get me wrong, the Palestinians donated as much as they possibly could to his campaign (mostly money that came from the US in the form of ‘aid’, so basic recycling :-), but not enough to put him over the edge :)…the Soros -es and the Buffet-s and all the rest of the usual suspects crowd did…so, stop complaining, comes across as whining…

jimver on July 13, 2012 at 4:17 PM

Could flip that coin and ask do you care what Americans think of Canadian elections and should it be important?

Of course it’s nice to have agreement and approval, but in the end do you want the Americans to have influence over Canadian elections?

Or influence (more than there already is) on Canadian lifestyles and governance?

Of course not. So don’t be silly.

kim roy on July 13, 2012 at 4:01 PM
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You forgot to say poo poo little girl.

Perspective from non-citizens is fascinating to me.
It can show whether they have a clue or not.
It can show a fresh angle previously unconsidered because of whatever party/nationalist/whatever blinders are at play.

Dave Rywall on July 13, 2012 at 4:05 PM

Stephen Harper, conservative majority leader. Dave Rywall impotent and ineffective socialist. Happy?

Sure it’s “interesting”, but is it important and does it matter?

No.

Do Canadians want any input or assistance or involvement from Americans in their elections?

Extremely doubtful.

End of your point, if you had one at all and aren’t just helping out the Hot Gas hit count. The hosts thank you.

And you’re boring and silly. I like my trolls a little less tedious.

kim roy on July 13, 2012 at 4:17 PM

shall we also keep the Kremlin in Russia, the People’s House in Romania, and all the megalomaniac commie buildings in countries stretching on three continents, plus the mass graves (as legacy from Stalin + mao + the comunist regimes in eastern europe) to remind people of the damage and power ‘communism’ and its little bro, socialism caused???… and while at it is it ok with you to use these examples as a future warning for what your beloved socialism usually degenerates into?

jimver on July 13, 2012 at 4:10 PM
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You do understand that a local fire department is a socialist concept, right?

Dave Rywall on July 13, 2012 at 4:17 PM

It it was ok for Soros to ‘bring’ Obama it’s ok for the Koch brothers, and others, to ‘bring’ Romney.

Schadenfreude on July 13, 2012 at 4:14 PM
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It wasn’t. And it isn’t.

Dave Rywall on July 13, 2012 at 4:18 PM

your socialist puppet O benefits from same ‘dirty’ money too, doesn’t he now…whose money elected him exactly, and don’t give me the crap with the ‘little donor’…now, don’t get me wrong, the Palestinians donated as much as they possibly could to his campaign (mostly money that came from the US in the form of ‘aid’, so basic recycling :-), but not enough to put him over the edge :)…the Soros -es and the Buffet-s and all the rest of the usual suspects crowd did…so, stop complaining, comes across as whining…

jimver on July 13, 2012 at 4:17 PM
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Both sides are propped up by dirty money.

Because your political system is even more f’d up than ours.

Dave Rywall on July 13, 2012 at 4:19 PM

I’m still here and just reminding you of how impotent your blathering is.

kim roy on July 13, 2012 at 4:02 PM

You stood ground. Note scribbled in the Universal log book. :) Nothing to prove.

Stand ground until the corporate overlords start yelling. ;) He’s boring anyways. Better trolls elsewhere. Have fun!

kim roy on July 13, 2012 at 4:20 PM

And you’re boring and silly. I like my trolls a little less tedious.

kim roy on July 13, 2012 at 4:17 PM
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Keep responding, troll – it sure helps prove your point that you don’t give a shit about my posts.

Dave Rywall on July 13, 2012 at 4:21 PM

Coming from a man who said running a national campaign to become President is what qualified him to be President. Audacious.

Blue Collar Todd on July 13, 2012 at 4:23 PM

Mooch from London: ‘let ‘em eat English muffins’ :-)

jimver on July 13, 2012 at 3:07 PM

Been there – done that.

koaiko on July 13, 2012 at 4:37 PM

As Obama tried to claim Romney doesn’t talk about his time as governor,

Funny how O doesn’t like to talk about his time with Bill Ayers, his time in the New Party and State Senate, and even his very short time in the U.S. Senate. Heck, he doesn’t even talk about his time as President, other than to describe the terrible woes he claims he “inherited”, while leaving out the part about his role in the housing collapse.

Buy Danish on July 13, 2012 at 4:39 PM

Both sides are propped up by dirty money.

Because your political system is even more f’d up than ours.

Dave Rywall on July 13, 2012 at 4:19 PM

Can you tell us what, in your opinion, qualifies as “clean money”? Or is all money “dirty” unless it’s part of a welfare program? Thanks in advance.

Buy Danish on July 13, 2012 at 4:42 PM

You don’t have the slightest f’ing clue how much socialism you already live with, do you.
Yet you cling to some random I-don’t-want-any-more socialism milepost that you pulled out of your ass and you rant and rant and rant about that being the limit.

Yet your schools are crumbling, infrastructure failing, shortfalls in every possible segment of life (education, healthcare, etc etc etc), your country’s poverty rate is appalling, you shriek BUY AMERICAN yet you shop at WalMart and say f you to main street, and the rich just laugh and laugh and laugh as you continue to worship them and under tax them as the f your country over every single day of your life.

But by all means, cling on to your bizarre, under-informed position that there’s too much socialism in your life

Dave Rywall on July 13, 2012 at 4:15 PM

yawn, you’re quoting again from the canadian little propaganda multicultural book aimed at bringing highly-skilled immigrants from the third countries into your sorry country :-)…now, back to your rant…’my schools’ are crumbling, what the f..uck are you even talking about, you’re on crack, los angeles (I’m in Cali) built recently the most expensive public school in existence, unmatched on this continent, including that sorry country of yours…haha, I shop at walmart, your momma shops there, dummy, that’s why poor canadians are standing in line at the border crossing there from into washington state to get to the closest waly world on the american side and fill their trunks with walmart products :-)…you are pathetic…as for the infrastructure, get out of there, you can’t be serious, I lived in toronto and nova scotia knucklehead, they are always ‘surprised’ there when some snowstorm or blizzard hits, can’t count the times when I was stuck at home(and so hundreds of thousands of canadians) because your city snow clearing response is pathetic, takes days there to clear the streets after a silly snow…makes me laugh how many times I was reading in the press how they were considering getting the military to help with the snow effort :-)…so, you shut the f …up, ignoramus and don’t tell me about canada’s socialist achievements….also, tell me again about all those homeless and junkies in vancouver than hang around the historic Robson street, beats everything I’ve seen in san francisco….why your socialist policies don’t put them a roof on their heads, or put them in a shelter or something, they sure tax the heck out of the vancouver citizens asses….ever been to england, methinks the Royal Crown still owns you, don’t they :-), so you must have been there at least once…well, I lived there before relocating to the US, you want collapsing infrastructure and health care in shambles, you find it there and in any european country, with the exception of possibly germany and a few nordic countries, but then they are just people with very good work ethics by definition….

jimver on July 13, 2012 at 4:43 PM

Obama’s knowledge of economics, compared to Romney’s, could be written in a matchbook with a grease pencil. Dave Rywall not withstanding, that would be true for most anyone and Obama.

gitarfan on July 13, 2012 at 4:51 PM

yawn, you’re quoting again from the canadian little propaganda multicultural book aimed at bringing highly-skilled immigrants from the third countries into your sorry country :-)…now, back to your rant…’my schools’ are crumbling, what the f..uck are you even talking about, you’re on crack, los angeles (I’m in Cali) built recently the most expensive public school in existence, unmatched on this continent, including that sorry country of yours…haha, I shop at walmart, your momma shops there, dummy, that’s why poor canadians are standing in line at the border crossing there from into washington state to get to the closest waly world on the american side and fill their trunks with walmart products :-)…you are pathetic…as for the infrastructure, get out of there, you can’t be serious, I lived in toronto and nova scotia knucklehead, they are always ‘surprised’ there when some snowstorm or blizzard hits, can’t count the times when I was stuck at home(and so hundreds of thousands of canadians) because your city snow clearing response is pathetic, takes days there to clear the streets after a silly snow…makes me laugh how many times I was reading in the press how they were considering getting the military to help with the snow effort :-)…so, you shut the f …up, ignoramus and don’t tell me about canada’s socialist achievements….also, tell me again about all those homeless and junkies in vancouver than hang around the historic Robson street, beats everything I’ve seen in san francisco….why your socialist policies don’t put them a roof on their heads, or put them in a shelter or something, they sure tax the heck out of the vancouver citizens asses….ever been to england, methinks the Royal Crown still owns you, don’t they :-), so you must have been there at least once…well, I lived there before relocating to the US, you want collapsing infrastructure and health care in shambles, you find it there and in any european country, with the exception of possibly germany and a few nordic countries, but then they are just people with very good work ethics by definition….

jimver on July 13, 2012 at 4:43 PM
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ha ha ha hilarious

your blindness is noted

Dave Rywall on July 13, 2012 at 4:54 PM

The Mormons are self-enrichening scammers just like (insert Christian religion here). Same old, same old.

Dave Rywall on July 13, 2012 at 3:36 PM

Why they are no better than those hook nosed joooos, right Rywall???

What’s a matter, no one paying attention to you lately, since we have other idiots to make fun of…don’t worry, you are still close to our hearts as being one of our favorite jesters and fools…

right2bright on July 13, 2012 at 4:56 PM

Best news…Olympics around the corner, and all the Canadians who have trained and lived in America get to compete for Canada and maybe win some metals.

right2bright on July 13, 2012 at 4:58 PM

You do understand that a local fire department is a socialist concept, right?

Dave Rywall on July 13, 2012 at 4:17 PM

Good grief…the local fire department was actually first used in Egypt over 10,000 years ago…or maybe it was the neanderthal man that sounded the alarm and set up the bucket brigade to fend off dragon breath…you do understand that the local blog is a socialist concept, right?
HAHAHAHAHA!!! Rywall is back, he is in his groove, he is F’in brilliant….post some more, we are grinding the organ, dance you little monkey, give us more dance…

right2bright on July 13, 2012 at 5:03 PM

Well, he’s on record as having no idea what his actual job description is. Why is this a difficult choice?

Wagthatdog on July 13, 2012 at 5:05 PM

…if you’re a head of a large private equity firm or hedge fund, your job is to make money. It’s not to create jobs. It’s not even to create a successful business – it’s to make sure that you’re maximizing returns for your investor.

Uh, hey stupid! Workers work. They create wealth (money) – unlike a guy like you who just spends it. “Maximizing returns” means MAKING MONEY.

Get the connection. Stupid?

GarandFan on July 13, 2012 at 5:09 PM

ha ha ha hilarious

your blindness is noted

Dave Rywall on July 13, 2012 at 4:54 PM

that’s all you can come up with, eh :)…but then what can one expect from an ignorant cannuck whose main source of information on the US is the canadian multicultural propaganda brochures aimed at attracting immigrants, and…wikipedia :)…as far as europe is concerned, he’s probably like upperyeastside, went there on some college exchange program once, most likely on a Soros scolarship, lived in some youth hostel somewhere in paris or london, and turned overnight expert in all things ‘european’, policies and all…

jimver on July 13, 2012 at 5:09 PM

Pssst … http://freebeacon.com/u-s-olympic-uniforms-made-in-china-by-democratic-donors-company/

“According to the Center for Responsive Politics, Ralph Lauren has given $7,300 to Obama since 2008, and more than $35,000 to the Democratic National Committee.”

Jus sayin.

pambi on July 13, 2012 at 5:16 PM

“According to the Center for Responsive Politics, Ralph Lauren has given $7,300 to Obama since 2008, and more than $35,000 to the Democratic National Committee.”

Jus sayin.

pambi on July 13, 2012 at 5:16 PM

now, that Reid has become aware of this ‘little detail’, he will change his rant to ‘actually the olympic uniforms aren’t that bad, save for those Frenchie-looking berets maybe :), and since we paid for them already, I say don’t burn ‘em, let’s keep them for now, even though they’re made in china’…not to mention that Mooch can use this opportunity to wear designer again while she flaunts her massive derriere at the Olympics… after all she deserves it, she had to pretend for too long now that she wears stuff from Target, for fear of a fast spreading Marie Antoinette perception :-)…

jimver on July 13, 2012 at 5:33 PM

To be honest, I really don’t have too much beef about the unis themselves. They alway look sorta odd.
BUT !!
I’d bet that alot of the ‘turnoff’ this time is that freakingly .. hmmm…. ‘brownshirt-ish’ PHOTO !!
Totally creeped me out, and perhaps others, too ??

pambi on July 13, 2012 at 6:04 PM

I’d bet that alot of the ‘turnoff’ this time is that freakingly .. hmmm…. ‘brownshirt-ish’ PHOTO !!
Totally creeped me out, and perhaps others, too ??

pambi on July 13, 2012 at 6:04 PM

problem with that being that those guys and gals in the RL ads/pics are models and they were doubtlessly asked to pose/adopt a particular posture, in other words to act while wearing that outfit…so, it is mostly a screw up by the photographer if you want, or the photo shoot artistic director, etc…in real life though, the real athletes won’t look anything like that (creepy that is :-), they are usually all smiley, friendly and congenial at the Olympics parade, in other words, human :)…that pic is a bit creepy indeed, but then again, those dudes/dudettes weren’t all that ‘real’ eiter, just impersonating whatever they were asked to…

jimver on July 13, 2012 at 6:20 PM

I’d bet that alot of the ‘turnoff’ this time is that freakingly .. hmmm…. ‘brownshirt-ish’ PHOTO !!
Totally creeped me out, and perhaps others, too ??

pambi on July 13, 2012 at 6:04 PM

problem with that being that those guys and gals in the RL ads/pics are models and they were doubtlessly asked to pose/adopt a particular posture, in other words to act while wearing that outfit…so, it is mostly a screw up by the photographer if you want, or the photo shoot artistic director, etc…in real life though, the real athletes won’t look anything like that (creepy that is :-), they are usually all smiley, friendly and congenial at the Olympics parade, in short, human :)…that pic is a bit creepy indeed, but then again, those dudes/dudettes weren’t all that ‘real’ eiter, just impersonating whoever they were asked to…now, we can only hope that the artistic director didn’t actually ask them to pose as brownshirts :-)…

jimver on July 13, 2012 at 6:23 PM

oh, great, duplicate…how is that even possible…

jimver on July 13, 2012 at 6:24 PM

Davey– let’s go look at the homes of your average Democratic rep or senator….then we can head over to P Diddy’s as well as a whole host of Obama’s closest friends.

CW on July 13, 2012 at 6:27 PM

Is pro-Palestinian, pro-”Arab Spring” Condi Rice as VP John McCain’s idea? SOMEONE in the GOP must really want Romney to lose in November.

VorDaj on July 13, 2012 at 6:28 PM

Condi Rice would make a good, not great, but good pre-school worker. Her time in government was atrocious, she hammered on Israel and gave too much support to the heathens that surround it. She refused to support our friends and groveled to our enemies (sort of sounds like Obama but she wasn’t that bad). Bush’s second term was markedly different from his first when Cheney and Rumsfeld had his ear. I certainly hope Romney knows better and this is just a flash in the pan fad idea for a 24 hour news cycle.

RasThavas on July 13, 2012 at 6:32 PM

That book in the graphic, Everything Obama Knows About The Economy, is that one of those famous thin books I always hear about?

stukinIL4now on July 13, 2012 at 3:50 PM

Every page is blank.

I see Rywall is back spouting his normal ignorance. Canuckistan has some advantages to the US, but only because they have backed off on their socialism a hair.

Yep, the US is a socialist country. The difference is here it’s illegal because the constitution forbids FedGov getting involved in about 98%+ of what it does. The really bad thing is that when the US is taken down to 3rd world status because of narcissists like Obama and himself, Canuckistan will go with us. There is an old saw about Canuckistan and economics “when the US catches cold, Canuckistan catches pneumonia.”

That’s about all that needs to be said about that small man from Canuckistan. He’s an attention whore and y’all give him far too much attention.

Quartermaster on July 13, 2012 at 6:32 PM

As Secretary of State Condi Rice likened Israel to the Southern racist rednecks during the civil rights movement in the 1960′s, and the Palestinians to the oppressed Southern blacks of that time.

Remember?

RasThavas on July 13, 2012 at 6:57 PM

1
Official records show he graduated magna cum laude. Why do you have to see grades in individual courses?

Dave Rywall on July 13, 2012 at 3:34 PM

The grades aren’t what we are questioning. It’s what the courses he took were.

If he were anywhere near as intelligent as you think he is, he would have absolutely no problem releasing his academic record.

But he is hiding something. The fact that you can’t see that speaks volumes about your alleged “intelligence”.

Drywall -

Del Dolemonte on July 13, 2012 at 6:58 PM

Soros is a scumbag the same way the Koch brothers are scumbags.

Dave Rywall on July 13, 2012 at 3:59 PM

Tell us why you consider the Koch Brothers to be “scumbags”.

And remember, only credible and multi-sourced cites.

Now hop to it, Uncle Red!

Del Dolemonte on July 13, 2012 at 7:01 PM

Is pro-Palestinian, pro-”Arab Spring” Condi Rice as VP John McCain’s idea? SOMEONE in the GOP must really want Romney to lose in November.

VorDaj on July 13, 2012 at 6:28 PM

gee, stop that already, she ain’t going to be the VP, she’s probably not even on the list…pretty sure they threw her name out there as a bait, look at the titles in the today press, ‘the Dems are sending their ‘opposition research people’ to do opposition research on the GOP candidate VP short list, they are already all over this Condi Rice thing…you wanna bet me they have no idea who’s on that list, so Romney campaign threw them a bone to keep them busy and at arm’s length, while they go on with vetting the real candidates…in reality which probably nobody other than Romney and a very selected few know who is on that list…keep in mind he’s a businessman, am sure he knows how to keep a secret, and when to throw a bone/bait to his competitors/opposition…

jimver on July 13, 2012 at 7:04 PM

You do understand that a local fire department is a socialist concept, right?

Dave Rywall on July 13, 2012 at 4:17 PM


You’re not even an Unusually Good Liar.

Del Dolemonte on July 13, 2012 at 7:06 PM

Every page is blank.

I see Rywall is back spouting his normal ignorance. Canuckistan has some advantages to the US, but only because they have backed off on their socialism a hair.

Quartermaster on July 13, 2012 at 6:32 PM

and because they have huge reserve of natural resources that luckily they can actually exploit for a while, unlike we, in the US…given their nutjob environmentalists have been marginalized and shut up for a while…wait till Harper loses elections and they crawl out of their holes again…

jimver on July 13, 2012 at 7:11 PM

You do understand that a local fire department is a socialist concept, right?

Dave Rywall on July 13, 2012 at 4:17 PM

This is an incorrect assertion.

Bmore on July 13, 2012 at 7:18 PM

Enormous wealth on disgusting display. Dave Rywall on July 13, 2012 at 3:40 PM

But one of his disciples, Judas Iscariot, who was later to betray him, objected, “Why wasn’t this perfume sold and the money given to the poor? It was worth a year’s wages.” He did not say this because he cared about the poor but because he was a thief; as keeper of the money bag, he used to help himself to what was put into it. -John 12:4-6

Akzed on July 13, 2012 at 7:30 PM

I see Rywall is back spouting his normal ignorance. Canuckistan has some advantages to the US, but only because they have backed off on their socialism a hair.

Quartermaster on July 13, 2012 at 6:32 PM

Not to mention the fact that the ones who aren’t completely stupid, unlike Drywall’s entire family tree, are starting to panic because the US is about to socialize its medical system.

Or in other words, in a few years they may not be able to drive a few miles south to escape the Canadian system. At which point many of them will be SOL if they can’t afford plane tickets to travel to wherever is left.

MelonCollie on July 13, 2012 at 7:32 PM

You do understand that a local fire department is a socialist concept, right? Dave Rywall on July 13, 2012 at 4:17 PM

Ben Franklin would take exception to your banal ignorance.

Akzed on July 13, 2012 at 7:32 PM

So the guy who can’t find his ass with both hands, a map and a GPS when it comes to matters economics is trying to school the guy who made millions in the private sector. Is that right? Just trying to wrap my head around it, but am continuing to fail.

Physics Geek on July 13, 2012 at 7:38 PM

So the guy who can’t find his ass with both hands, a map and a GPS when it comes to matters economics is trying to school the guy who made millions in the private sector. Is that right?

Physics Geek on July 13, 2012 at 7:38 PM

That’s basically it. Or in geek terms, a $5 calculator from Wal-Mart is trying to say it can do more than a $500 laptop from Apple.

MelonCollie on July 13, 2012 at 7:44 PM

Did someone (Drywad is it?) mention that King Putt graduated cum laude? From where?
I’ve seen absolutely no evidence that he graduated elementary grade school in Indonesia!
Is the evidence you mention regarding his diploma with cum laude citation as mendacious as his ‘long form’ Birth Certificate as in the NINE LAYER PDF file that was electronically released by the WH? Sorry dude but I’ve got relatives from Missouri, so SHOW ME!

Missilengr on July 13, 2012 at 7:56 PM

These are Alinskyites. Truth doesn’t matter. Put the lie, the most destructive lie you can think of, out there and hammer it home. It’s the effect that counts, and truth be damned.

Team Romney better learn fast how to counter/play this game, and play it well, or else 2012 will be lost. And so the USA.

petefrt on July 13, 2012 at 8:25 PM

Don’t know much about history
Don’t know much about producing energy
Don’t know much about an economics book
Don’t know much about the constitutional law I took
But I do know that I would love imposing Marxism on you
And I know that if you would just love Lenin too
What a wonderful socialist country this would be

La ta ta ta ta ta ta (History)
Ooh ooh ooh ooh ooh ooh (Producing energy)
La ta ta ta ta ta ta (Economics book)
Ooh ooh ooh ooh ooh ooh (Constitutional law I took)
But I do know that I would love imposing Marxism on you
And I know that if you would just love Lenin too
What a wonderful socialist country this would be

Cheshire Cat on July 13, 2012 at 8:34 PM

Obama: Romney unqualified on the economy “as a whole”

Sure. Chicago community organizer – qualified. Successful turn-around venture capital businessman – unqualified. Who believes this crap. Really.

Gimme a break.

petefrt on July 13, 2012 at 8:53 PM

TEANAMI 2 !!!!

Crashing onshore November 6, 2012…..and this time let’s take out the rest of the flotsam and filth in DC!

PappyD61 on July 13, 2012 at 9:01 PM

You do understand that a local fire department is a socialist concept, right? Dave Rywall on July 13, 2012 at 4:17 PM

Dave is not really sure who Ben Franklin is, let alone what he and the rest of those patriots stood for…

I’m guessing this is a recent, or just plain ignorant, Ivy League grad…

ccrosby on July 13, 2012 at 9:16 PM

shall we also keep the Kremlin in Russia, the People’s House in Romania, and all the megalomaniac commie buildings in countries stretching on three continents, plus the mass graves (as legacy from Stalin + mao + the comunist regimes in eastern europe) to remind people of the damage and power ‘communism’ and its little bro, socialism caused???… and while at it is it ok with you to use these examples as a future warning for what your beloved socialism usually degenerates into?

jimver on July 13, 2012 at 4:10 PM

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You do understand that a local fire department is a socialist concept, right?

Dave Rywall on July 13, 2012 at 4:17 PM

That Marx guy must have really been busy. Oh, wait, local fire departments predate socialism by a spell, maybe a few thousand years. Next you’ll be claiming the extended family is a socialist concept.

Remember this: Socialists get no credit for co-opting good ideas already in use. Even a blind pig finds an acorn once in a while.

applebutter on July 13, 2012 at 9:27 PM

Anticipating the day when the United States becomes a protectorate of France, based on the economic teachings of Barack Obama, Economic Genius, I have to share the following about his role model nation (note the emphasis at the end – this is what governments do when they can’t make the economy behave according to their wishes):

The [French] government got a taste of reality on Thursday, when the French car maker PSA Peugeot Citroën, hit by the European recession, announced that it would cut 8,000 more jobs in France. The social affairs minister, Marisol Touraine, said, “We cannot accept something like this,” and the government promised to study the problem.

Got to love it. Perhaps they will issue an Atlas Shrugged order that the 8,000 employees must be retained and paid even though they will be doing no work, out of basic fairness.

IndieDogg on July 13, 2012 at 9:37 PM

Obama — Economy Expert Supreme.

Accomplishments —

- Averaged only 8.5+% unemployment over the last three years, with only about a 15+% hidden unemployment rate.
- Averaged only an annual $1.5 trillion dollar deficit over the last three years.
- Massively increased non-entitlement and non-military federal spending.
- Presided over an impressive average GDP increase of about 1-2% per annum over the last three years.
- Gasoline prices have only doubled over the last three years.
- Real Estate prices have only dropped about 30-40% over the last three years.
- Masterminded government takeover of large segment of US auto industry, discarding quaint outdated centuries old bankruptcy laws favoring evil capitalist investors.
- Rammed through legislature decades long socialist dream imposing irreversible plan to socialize health care in America.
- Champion of government union workers.
- Etc., etc.

Sure is impressive compared to what Romney and those evil capitalists at Bain Capital did, isn’t it? It would have been better if those evil Republicans who know nothing about economics were not obstructing everything Dear Leader is trying to do for the people.

In attacking Bain Comrade Chairman Obama is attacking capitalism. Bain is only a proxy.

farsighted on July 13, 2012 at 9:40 PM

That Marx guy must have really been busy. Oh, wait, local fire departments predate socialism by a spell, maybe a few thousand years. Next you’ll be claiming the extended family is a socialist concept.

Remember this: Socialists get no credit for co-opting good ideas already in use. Even a blind pig finds an acorn once in a while.

applebutter on July 13, 2012 at 9:27 PM
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Duh

Just because photosynthesis was discovered in the 1700s doesn’t mean it wasn’t happening before then.

That your evil godless poster boys coined a phrase is entirely irrelevant.

Individuals agreeing to throw resources into a pot to create benefits that the masses enjoy = socialism

Socialist ideas have been in play since the f*cking cavemen.

Dave Rywall on July 13, 2012 at 9:42 PM

You really have to wonder how long this charade of competence can continue. Barack Obama still doesn’t have a clue what his job is as President of the United States. He doesn’t have a clue what the United States is. He doesn’t have a clue what makes the economy tick. He doesn’t have a clue how to get legislation passed. (Don’t talk to me about healthcare and the stimulus, both of which he outsourced to Pelosi and company).

The only way he gets away with this charade is a sycophant press, but no one believes them any more. Most people will listen to Obama talk about Romney not having the experience to be President and laugh. We know what a community organizer can do, add $5 trillion to the debt, have a $1 trillion stimulus that fails, support numerous alternative energy projects that fail, have an 8.2% unemployment rate so, can a businessman, who was also a governor of a state, possibly do any worse. The public is going to bet on that with votes and I don’t believe many will go to Obama.

bflat879 on July 13, 2012 at 9:44 PM

Sadly, 35% to 40% of this country–including Obama–thinks that money is stolen by the moneymakers and that it’s the role of Goverment Warbucks to confiscate that money from them to redistribute it.

Check Obama’s tax returns. Obama and his wife, despite making at least $200K a year from 2000 and beyond, didn’t have an interest-bearing checking or savings account (let alone any stock investments) until 2004.

Obama is one of the more economically inept citizens in our country. I can’t believe independents are even considering him this time around.

BuckeyeSam on July 13, 2012 at 9:50 PM

You really have to wonder how long this charade of competence can continue. Barack Obama still doesn’t have a clue what his job is as President of the United States. He doesn’t have a clue what the United States is. He doesn’t have a clue what makes the economy tick. He doesn’t have a clue how to get legislation passed. (Don’t talk to me about healthcare and the stimulus, both of which he outsourced to Pelosi and company).

The only way he gets away with this charade is a sycophant press, but no one believes them any more. Most people will listen to Obama talk about Romney not having the experience to be President and laugh. We know what a community organizer can do, add $5 trillion to the debt, have a $1 trillion stimulus that fails, support numerous alternative energy projects that fail, have an 8.2% unemployment rate so, can a businessman, who was also a governor of a state, possibly do any worse. The public is going to bet on that with votes and I don’t believe many will go to Obama.
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But but but according to you clowns, his extension of the Bush tax cuts creates jobs. Why haven’t all these rich folks created jobs? They’ve been in play for almost a decade. So where are all the jobs they’re supposed to create?

Dave Rywall on July 13, 2012 at 9:53 PM

Oh, wait, local fire departments predate socialism by a spell, maybe a few thousand years.

applebutter on July 13, 2012 at 9:27 PM

That local part is important.

No doubt Comrade Chairman Obama would like to nationalize all fire departments and create a cabinet level Department of Fire Fighting.

First step, start using federal tax dollars to help fund all local fire departments, even at the Mayberry RFD level. Next step, make them irreversibly dependent on federal dollars. Then, start dictating policies under the threat of withdrawing funding. And so on and so forth.

farsighted on July 13, 2012 at 9:54 PM

“When some people question why I would challenge his Bain record, the point I’ve made there in the past is, if you’re a head of a large private equity firm or hedge fund, your job is to make money. It’s not to create jobs.

‘Your job is to make money as opposed to just printing it or borrowing it from China like I do’.
Oblamo does know that when an investment firm makes money it’s because the company they invested in is doing well enough to pay the money back? He does know this, right. Oh.

Kissmygrits on July 13, 2012 at 10:00 PM

I saw that book at a yard sale… Two pages, both just a single picture.

The first shows Obama holding a guy upside down and shaking bills and coins from the guy’s pockets. The guy’s shirt says ‘tax payer’ on it.

The second picture shows Obama and his mob laughing as they divvy up the money… there are poor people in the background scrambling for the few pennies that Obama mockingly tosses their way.

The End

RalphyBoy on July 13, 2012 at 10:03 PM

Fill in the blank.

Obama is qualified to do _____________.

Can you believe this guy? He really must believe his own s#!t..

RockyJ. on July 13, 2012 at 10:07 PM

Oblamo does know that when an investment firm makes money it’s because the company they invested in is doing well enough to pay the money back? He does know this, right. Oh.

Kissmygrits on July 13, 2012 at 10:00 PM

And the company has prospered, creating jobs. Unfortunately, according to socialist theory, this means someone somewhere made a profit.

Obama is a clueless socialist who is far more familiar with and sympathetic to Marx and his economic theories than he is with Adam Smith and his work.

farsighted on July 13, 2012 at 10:08 PM

He’s making that argument because he’s talking to one of his lapdogs (Charlie Rose) and he expects only whimpers and appreciative licks.

DaMav on July 13, 2012 at 10:08 PM

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