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 Sematic_Poise
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Obama was sworn into office January 4, 2005

In June, 2005

A bill was introduced for African Americans who had been slaves in the Southwest celebrated June 19, commonly known as Juneteenth Independence Day, as the anniversary of their emancipation; encourages the people of the United States to observe Juneteenth Independence Day with appropriate ceremonies, activities, and programs

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In December, 2005

A bill was introduced to promote relief, security, and democracy in the Democratic Republic of the Congo.

The Democratic Republic of Congo is 2,345,410 square miles (approximately 1/4 the size of the United States), lies at the heart of Africa, and touches every major region of sub-Saharan Africa.

To meeting the basic needs of its citizens, including security, safety, and access to health care, education, food, shelter, and clean drinking water; to rebuild and enhance infrastructure, communications, and other mechanisms that will increase the ability of the central government to manage internal affairs, encourage economic development, and facilitate relief efforts of humanitarian organizations;

IN GENERAL- In addition to amounts otherwise available for such purposes, including amounts from regional funds, there is authorized to be appropriated $52,000,000 for fiscal year 2006 for bilateral assistance programs in the Democratic Republic of the Congo under the Foreign Assistance Act of 1961 (22 U.S.C. 2151 et seq.), the Agricultural Trade Development and Assistance Act of 1954 (68 Stat. 454, chapter 469), and the Arms Export Control Act (22 U.S.C. 2751 et seq.).

AVAILABILITY OF FUNDS- Amounts appropriated are authorized to remain available until expended

The freeing of slaves in this country should in fact have it’s own holiday set by the government and Obama recognizes the importance of that.

I think it’s about time someone in Washington takes special interest in our African heritage because we are all Americans. God bless Senator Obama for taking the time to focus on African heritage and our African brothers.

Do you feel that these measures have come in time to unite our country and world relations?
 asteliapuff39
Joined: 8/9/2007
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Posted: 6/10/2008 8:01:34 AM
I am not racist but this is ridiculous.
You sure you just want equality or inequality? why observe when black got freed? wouldnt that just carry over years and years instead of just forgiving the fact that back in the day people were ignorant and had others as slaves? why make a whole day just for that? to continue the idea that once you were a slave and now you still are owed an apology even though you have probably never even have been in a field in your life?
If blacks get a "observance" day, then why dont jews get one? or white people get one for their white heritage, also hispanics. I see what he is doing as very racially wrong towards others races.
A bill for republic in congo? WHY? I went to new orleans this weekend, that place still looks like a freaking mess... why not help people in the country? Again we are sending our hard earned money away from our country... and this is the guy that is supposed to bring all the changes? maybe to others....
 Montreal_Guy
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Posted: 6/10/2008 9:40:24 AM
WAIT ! STOP THE PRESSES , STOP THE PRESSES !!!!!!

Two other WELL known, Afro-centric , and hard core leftists proposed this almost TEN years before Obama was even in Congress.

Here, on POF , I'd like to expose these traitors to America for all to see :




For Many, Today Is Independence Day

By Avis Thomas-Lester
Washington Post Staff Writer
Saturday, June 18, 2005;

The anniversary, traditionally celebrated on the third Saturday of the month, is now observed formally in 17 states, and several others have recognized it through gubernatorial proclamations or legislation, officials said. Texas made it a paid state holiday in 1980. New York Gov. George E. Pataki (R) last year signed a law establishing Juneteenth Freedom Day. The District passed legislation in 2003 recognizing Juneteenth. Maryland and Virginia do not formally recognize it, though celebrations are planned in Alexandria, Montgomery County and Southern Maryland.

In 1997, Congress recognized the day with a resolution, sponsored by Sen. Trent Lott (R-Miss.) in the Senate and Rep. J.C. Watts (R-Okla.) in the House.

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/
content/article/2005/06/17/AR2005061701516.html


 Montreal_Guy
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Posted: 6/10/2008 10:01:05 AM

In 1997, Congress recognized the day with a resolution, sponsored by Sen. Trent Lott (R-Miss.) in the Senate and Rep. J.C. Watts (R-Okla.) in the House.


Where's the concern over THOSE two doing EXACTLY what Obama did ?

Or Republican George Pataki signing it into law ?
 Sematic_Poise
Joined: 5/16/2008
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Posted: 6/10/2008 10:46:47 AM
Oh yes! Isn't it wonderful that Obama took the holiday from a day of recognition that Senator Lott introduced ten years ago to a day with appropriate ceremonies, activities, and programs!

It's about time we celebrate Juneteenth Independence Day with the same festivities that we celebrate July 4th!

'Vote Obama 08'
 asteliapuff39
Joined: 8/9/2007
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Posted: 6/10/2008 2:32:35 PM

It's about time we celebrate Juneteenth Independence Day with the same festivities that we celebrate July 4th!


sure... lets compare a national day where every person in america celebrates disregarding race or ethnicity to one where only one race is celebrated.
 Sematic_Poise
Joined: 5/16/2008
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Posted: 6/11/2008 8:07:14 AM
In March, 2006

Obama respects the privacy of all Americans and introduced a bill (along with HRC) to amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to prohibit the disclosure of tax return information by tax return preparers to third parties.



In May, 2006

Obama is able to unite the US with other countries through his legislation.

Obama introduced 13 bills to suspend temporarily the duty on:

RSD 1235 (China)
N6-Benzyladenine (China)
MCPB acid and MCPB sodium salt (?)
2-Methyl-4-chlorophenoxyacetic acid, salts, and esters (China)
gibberellic acid (China)
triphenyltin hydroxide (?)
certain sebacic acid (China)
bromoxynil octonoate (?)
epoxy molding compounds (China)
metsulfuron-methyl (China)
dichlorprop-p acid, dichlorprop-p dimethylamine salt, and dichlorprop-p 2-ethylhexyl ester (?)
2,4-DB Acid and 2,4-DB Dimethylamine Salt (?)
metsulfuron-methyl (China)

http://www.tradekey.com/product_cat.htm

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Although he will not be present Mr. Obama will be holding two fundraisers in China the third week of June 2008

One fundraiser will be at the home of a Coca Cola executive in Bejing. The other fundraiser will be at the Shanghai home of an executive of a company that manufactures electronic components for cell phones and the like (Richco).

Obama has received $1.6M from overseas contributors

Obama funds have come from addresses as eclectic as Kabul, Dubai, Palermo, and Sydney.
 Montreal_Guy
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Posted: 6/11/2008 8:17:54 AM
You'll have to explain that one, because (as I understand it) foreigners cannot legally donate money to US election campaigns.


The Statutory Ban on Foreign Money in U.S. Elections

A federal statute prohibits persons who are neither U.S. citizens nor permanent residents (that is, holders of "green cards") from contributing any money to candidates for state or federal office, or to American political parties. The provision was originally enacted in the 1970s. In the 1990s, the statute received some public attention when it was alleged that fundraisers for the Democratic Party and its candidates were attempting to circumvent the law by raising money from foreign sources, including the People's Republic of China.

In 2002, the law was amended with the adoption of the Bipartisan Campaign Reform Act--also known as "BCRA" or "McCain-Feingold." The amendment made clear that the foreign money ban applied to state as well as federal elections, a position that the Federal Election Commission had taken under the old wording of the statute.

The 2002 amendment also added a prohibition on the use of foreign funds for "independent expenditures" on campaign speech. As the term suggests, an independent expenditure supports a candidate (typically through advertising) but is not funded by the candidate himself or herself.

BCRA also regulates independent expenditures funded by U.S. citizens, but it falls far short of a ban. Under BCRA, American citizens who spend more than $1,000 for election-related activities within 20 days of an election need only
comply with various reporting requirements. They do not face the flat ban on election speech applicable to foreigners.

http://writ.lp.findlaw.com/dorf/20031224.html
 Sematic_Poise
Joined: 5/16/2008
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Posted: 6/11/2008 8:53:15 AM
As I said before, it's about time we celebrate Juneteenth Independence Day with the same festivities that we celebrate July 4th! And Obama was the one who introduced the legislation to bring it up to par with July 4th as it should be. He is blessed to recognize the importance of the holiday and initiate the festivities. He deserves the credit.

Of course it's American money coming out of China. I wouldn't suggest otherwise. That would be NeoCon talk. It IS wonderful that Obama can bring China and the United States together through legislation. He is loved in China as well as other countries as his campaign fundraising suggests.

Obama will unite not only our country but the whole world!

'Vote Obama 08'
 Montreal_Guy
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Posted: 6/12/2008 10:10:05 AM
I see it as a celebration for both blacks and whites, actually. It took both to accomplish , didn't it ?
 _JAFO_
Joined: 11/9/2007
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Posted: 6/14/2008 9:33:11 AM
Lets not forget the Global Poverty Act. Obama didn't just endorse it along with other members representing US citizens. He was a co-author and introduced the bill to be passed. It was obviously a done deal before he wrote the legislation as everyone present voted for it*. It was a carte blanche bill for Mr. Obama.

The Global Poverty Act is not to be confused with the legislation gifting to the congo Mr. Obama introduced

Obama was a co-sponsor to the Global Poverty Act. He in fact was overjoyed to introduce it as the article points out. Committed to increase aid to Africa from the current $25,000,000,000 annually to $50,000,000,000 by 2010, and to cancel 100 percent of the debt obligations owed to the World Bank, African Development Bank, and International Monetary Fund by 18 of the world's poorest nations.

http://www.wnd.com/index.php?fa=PAGE.view&pageId=56405


*McCains name was not on the vote.
 Montreal_Guy
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Posted: 6/14/2008 10:07:54 AM

Lets not forget the Global Poverty Act. Obama didn't just endorse it along with other members representing US citizens. He was a co-author and introduced the bill to be passed. It was obviously a done deal before he wrote the legislation as everyone present voted for it*. It was a carte blanche bill for Mr. Obama.


Already addressed in multiple threads.

The FIRST Global Poverty Act Bill, H.R. 1302, wasn't authored by Obama at all - and that's what Obama's S.2433 is BASED on.

THAT bill was introduced by a white Democrat, Rep. Adam Smith.

http://www.govtrack.us/congress/bill.xpd?bill=h110-1302


WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senators Barack Obama (D-IL), Chuck Hagel (R-NE), and Maria Cantwell (D-WA) and Congressman Adam Smith (D-WA) today hailed the Senate Foreign Relations Committee's passage of the Global Poverty Act (S.2433), which requires the President to develop and implement a comprehensive policy to cut extreme global poverty in half by 2015 through aid, trade, debt relief, and coordination with the international community, businesses and NGOs. This legislation was introduced in December. Smith and Congressman Spencer Bachus (R-AL) sponsored the House version of the bill (H.R. 1302), which passed the House last September.

http://obama.senate.gov/press/080213-obama_hagel_can_1/


Facts are facts.
 _JAFO_
Joined: 11/9/2007
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Posted: 6/14/2008 12:17:10 PM

The FIRST Global Poverty Act Bill, H.R. 1302, wasn't authored by Obama at all - and that's what Obama's S.2433 is BASED on.


Absolutely. I believe I said that the bill was a "done deal".

Obama wrote the FINAL bill on an issue that everyone knew ahead of time was going to pass. That gave him the ability to go carte blanche. Isn't that what I said?


Lets not forget the Global Poverty Act. Obama didn't just endorse it along with other members representing US citizens. He was a co-author and introduced the bill to be passed. It was obviously a done deal before he wrote the legislation as everyone present voted for it*. It was a carte blanche bill for Mr. Obama.


You can twist it any way you like. It's circumstances like this that gives legislators the ability to "add" whatever they want to a bill when they know beforehand that it will be passed and no one is going to read the updated version because the decision has been made beforehand.

You can yell louder than me. You can even call me a liar. But the facts remain the same when put under close scrutiny.

Obama is just as crooked as the rest of them. He's NOT the annointed one.

He's a mere mortal who is in it for political power to benefit his own personal interests.
 flyguy51
Joined: 8/11/2005
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Posted: 6/14/2008 12:28:18 PM
I see it as a celebration for both blacks and whites, actually. It took both to accomplish , didn't it ?

Thank you. The underlying meaning to many of these contestations seems to be "In celebrating emancipation, we are only celebrating a victory for blacks."

If we are to fully combat racism, we must come to terms with the racism we don't even realize exists within us.
 Sematic_Poise
Joined: 5/16/2008
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Posted: 6/22/2008 7:12:39 PM

WAIT ! STOP THE PRESSES , STOP THE PRESSES !!!!!!

Two other WELL known, Afro-centric , and hard core leftists proposed this almost TEN years before Obama was even in Congress.


In June, 2005

A bill was introduced for African Americans who had been slaves in the Southwest celebrated June 19, commonly known as Juneteenth Independence Day, as the anniversary of their emancipation; encourages the people of the United States to observe Juneteenth Independence Day with appropriate ceremonies, activities, and programs


The difference between the bill introduced a decade earlier was this:

Ten years ago it was introduced as a day of recognition.

Obama introduced the new bill as a day of "appropriate ceremonies, activities and programs"

The two bills are nowhere near the same.
 Montreal_Guy
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Posted: 6/22/2008 8:00:49 PM

Ten years ago it was introduced as a day of recognition.

Obama introduced the new bill as a day of "appropriate ceremonies, activities and programs"


And just what are you supposed to do on a "day of recognition" ?
 Javan2
Joined: 7/9/2005
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Posted: 6/23/2008 3:54:47 PM
Insolent1 says: " Thanks for the post Op I have been saying all along that Obama has an Afrocentric agenda and this is just further proof of that and why so many African Americans have been voting for him.. " They haven't been voting for him because he was Valedictorian of Harvard a far higher educational ranking than our current president, nope; only that he's black. To test your thought here, I would ask, "Why didn't they vote for Alan Keyes" ? Alan Keyes is Blacker than Obama.
 Sematic_Poise
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Posted: 6/29/2008 9:51:11 AM

Would love to see your authorities. Do you have copies of the bills?

Trent Lott

S.J.Res. 11 -- introduced 1/23/1997

Commemorating `Juneteenth Independence Day,' June 19, 1865, the day on which slavery finally came to an end in the United States

http://thomas.loc.gov/cgi-bin/query/D?c105:1:./temp/~c105ODet6a::




Barack Obama

S.Con.Res. 42 – introduced 6/15/2005
Buried within the legislation is the proposal to:

encourages the people of the United States to observe Juneteenth Independence Day with appropriate ceremonies, activities, and programs

http://thomas.loc.gov/cgi-bin/query/z?c109:S.CON.RES.42:





Barack Obama introduces it AGAIN the next year…

S.Res.516 -- introduced 6/19/2006
Buried within the legislation is the proposal to:

encourages the people of the United States to observe Juneteenth Independence Day with appropriate ceremonies, activities, and programs

http://thomas.loc.gov/cgi-bin/query/z?c109:S.RES.516:





Barack Obama is the Senate Host for the National Juneteenth Congressional Committee
 Sematic_Poise
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Posted: 6/29/2008 2:45:11 PM
In May of 2007 Senator Barack Obama introduced another bill titled...

`Predominantly Black Institution Act of 2007'

The Bill is to amend the Higher Education Act of 1965 to authorize grant programs to enhance the access of low-income African-American students to higher education.

S.1513
http://thomas.loc.gov/bss/d110query.html
 london150
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Posted: 6/30/2008 2:52:33 PM
The fourth of july celebrated the freedom of america from england. Blacks were not free. We were not even considered fully human. I love it when black people discuss our past and how it clearly empacts the present and how people come out and shoot it down as propaganda. Iguess we should sit back and continue to let massa tell us how to feel about everything. Blacks and whites will always be divided because more than anything differences are pointed out instead of things that we have in common. That goes for the racists on board. Especially the one who thinks Obama has an agenda. I bet you did not think Reagen had an agenda. Or your beloved jackass Bush.
 london150
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Posted: 6/30/2008 2:55:40 PM
There are lots and lots of blacks not voting for Obama. We do not have one collecitve mind.
 silksmoke
Joined: 6/29/2006
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Posted: 6/30/2008 4:01:17 PM
Is there a race, religion, ethnic group etc, that has NOT been enslaved, massacred, abused or otherwise mistreated prejudicially at one time or another during the history of mankind? How very sad.
 Sematic_Poise
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Posted: 7/1/2008 4:02:05 AM
Senator Barack Obama was sworn into office January 4, 2005

On 9/20/2005 Senator Barack Obama introduced a concurrent resolution expressing the sense of Congress that any effort to impose photo identification requirements for voting should be rejected


S.CON.RES.53
http://thomas.loc.gov/bss/d110query.html
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