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Pawnmower
09-28-2012, 07:59 PM
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Dave Lane
09-28-2012, 08:07 PM
No but I hope to get a Romney phone (tm) soon. Paid over $150k in taxes last year looking forward to saving enough for maybe two.

Pawnmower
09-28-2012, 08:10 PM
No but I hope to get a Romney phone (tm) soon. Paid over $150k in taxes last year looking forward to saving enough for maybe two.

Hey you paid more in than me!

Kudos, and thanks for helping the society

mikeyis4dcats.
09-28-2012, 08:13 PM
http://www.freegovernmentcellphones.net/faq/obama-phone

Simply Red
09-28-2012, 08:13 PM
Pawnmower w/ the troll cock to the CP ass.

Consistent1
09-28-2012, 08:30 PM
Are these like Net Ten phones, or something like it, where the people do have to pay to reload after the 70 minutes? That is nothing. Is anybody making some money off it, or after 70 minutes for the month are these phones dead as hell, til next period?

Consistent1
09-28-2012, 08:37 PM
Doesn't seem like that big of a deal to give somebody a piece of shit phone with some minutes on it.

Here in Illinois, I constantly hear about people buying, and selling Linc (food) cards for whatever reason.

It's not like anyone is getting some crazy I-Phone or Samsung with unlimited everything.

The God Hypothesis
09-28-2012, 08:47 PM
Doesn't seem like that big of a deal to give somebody a piece of shit phone with some minutes on it.

Here in Illinois, I constantly hear about people buying, and selling Linc (food) cards for whatever reason.

It's not like anyone is getting some crazy I-Phone or Samsung with unlimited everything.

GFY.

qabbaan
09-28-2012, 08:52 PM
I thought we were all getting Chevrolets from Obama Motors.

J Diddy
09-28-2012, 09:12 PM
I guess you can wait for this to be moved into DC with the other 2 threads over the same topic. They discuss in depth about how Bush expanded the free phone plan signed by reagan to include cell phones.

gblowfish
09-28-2012, 09:25 PM
This thread keeps poppin up like a cold sore on a Kardashian...

Thig Lyfe
09-28-2012, 09:30 PM
COOL THREAD HANSEL

Color Red
09-28-2012, 09:53 PM
Are these like Net Ten phones, or something like it, where the people do have to pay to reload after the 70 minutes? That is nothing. Is anybody making some money off it, or after 70 minutes for the month are these phones dead as hell, til next period?

Well that would be even worse. So you pitch these phones to someone for their support (READ: buy votes), but they really aren't worth much. What a joke, if that's true.

BigRedChief
09-28-2012, 09:58 PM
There are two obama phone threads in DC and you thought we needed one in the Lounge?

J Diddy
09-28-2012, 09:59 PM
There are two obama phone threads in DC and you thought we needed one in the Lounge?

I'm starting to think you don't read what I write anymore. We're drifting apart.

FAX
09-28-2012, 10:06 PM
There are two obama phone threads in DC and you thought we needed one in the Lounge?

Obama phone threads are only good for 70 minutes.

If Obama gives these citizens phones, that means he has their phone number, right?

FAX

Pawnmower
09-28-2012, 10:18 PM
I'm starting to think you don't read what I write anymore. We're drifting apart.

LOL shit sorry guyz

I checked the lounge but not DC b4 posting ...My bad...

Fucking delete this shit or whatnot...

I take responsibility for this error...

(Something rarely heard here)

New World Order
09-28-2012, 10:19 PM
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lol... Reminds me of Tyrone Biggums

Guru
09-28-2012, 10:23 PM
I wouldn't want a Obama phone if you paid me to take it.

Dave Lane
09-29-2012, 01:21 AM
ELECTION 2012
AlterNet / By Laura Gottesdiener 25 COMMENTS
Ring-Wing Goes Crazy Over 'Obama Phones' Which Are Actually 'Reagan Phones'
Little did they know that the joke was on them.
September 28, 2012 |

Romney’s dwindling army of right-wingers have their hunting vests in a bunch over a new viral video posted on the Drudge Report Thursday afternoon. The minute-long video, which has already gotten more than one million views since it was posted yesterday on YouTube, shows an African American woman in Cleveland voicing her support for President Obama because he gave her a “free phone.” As for her appearance, suffice it to say that she comes across as the living incarnation of the right wing’s stereotypical welfare citizen--which, according to Romney, is now a full 47 percent of the population.


Naturally, the right went rabid.

The Steve Malzberg show, hosted by the notoriously right-wing radio personality, quickly tweeted the video with the comment, “Obama voter. G-d help us.”

Rush Limbaugh’s comments were even more scathing--sprinkled with accusations that the woman lacked basic education except for one topic: how to game the system.

“So these are the people that don't like Romney because of what he said about the 47%? No, these are the 47%! (laughing) Yeah, I'll play it again. These are the 47%... She knows how to get this free Obama phone. She knows everything about it. She may not know who George Washington is or Abraham Lincoln, but she knows how to get an Obama phone,” he said yesterday afternoon.

But it’s the right that are going to end up looking like the ignorant fools. What Limbaugh, Malzberg -- and likely the majority of the million people who viewed the video -- didn’t know was that these “Obama Phones” are actually a creation of their beloved Ronald Reagan, who began the program in 1984.

Actually called the “Lifeline program,” the legislation permits some households to receive a free landline under Congress’s rationale that "telephone service provides a vital link to emergency services, government services and surrounding communities."

That idea dates back to 1934, under the Communications Act, but Reagan was the first to actually implement the legislation. The program grew under President Clinton, who recognized the advent of the newfangled new technology of cordless phones and expanded it to include cell phones.

To qualify for the program you must live in a household with an income near the poverty line or be already qualified for other assistance programs like public housing or food stamps.

Sounds like a very rational program. But in the lead up to the 2012 presidential election it has suddenly become the embodiment of the disgraceful government dependence of the poor--and in particular, minorities.

The video reeks of welfare queen stereotypes, down to the “angry black woman.” In another example of Limbaugh’s ignorance, he first assumed that the women was actually a man--highlighting her supposed lack of femininity--and was then corrected.

White supremacists responded to the video on the site Stormfront by writing, “racial inferiority on display” and calling the woman a “talking baboon.” The slew of racist responses to the video prompted the Atlantic to write a story teasing out “just how racist” the video is.

Their conclusion: fairly racist.

Meanwhile, the program costs about $2.4 billion, which is approximately 2.3% of the amount the federal government spends annually on homeowner mortgage subsidies and a measly 0.38% of the amount the federal government will spend over the next five years on corporate tax breaks.

Who’s part of the 47% now?

http://www.alternet.org/election-2012/ring-wing-goes-crazy-over-obama-phones-which-are-actually-reagan-phones

Pasta Giant Meatball
09-29-2012, 07:13 AM
I thought we were all getting Chevrolets from Obama Motors.

Nah, Knowmo got his sweet old ass Dodge Dart from Elway Motors

qabbaan
09-29-2012, 07:40 AM
I guess you can wait for this to be moved into DC with the other 2 threads over the same topic. They discuss in depth about how Bush expanded the free phone plan signed by reagan to include cell phones.

So what you're saying is, he doesn't even deserve credit for this. :doh!:

qabbaan
09-29-2012, 07:43 AM
http://m.youtube.com/watch?v=Bg98BvqUvCc

petegz28
09-29-2012, 08:33 AM
COOL THREAD HANSEL

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