Up for Debate: Obama warns Syrian president

Tuesday, December 4, 2012 at 1:14am

President Barack Obama issued a warning to Syrian President Bashar al-Assad against allowing the use of chemical weapons against rebel forces, threatening U.S. action. What do you think about not only the warning but also the prospect of Syria using chemical weapons?


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By: Captain Nemo on 12/4/12 at 2:59


By: Loner on 12/4/12 at 3:20

It's 4:20 here!

By: Rasputin72 on 12/4/12 at 3:45

A wonderful trip back home to Nashville. Took care of some dangling business and investment situations. Gave council to a couple of ,very appreciative son-in-laws.. Had lunch at ThePalm with high school friends and enjoyed a couple of days of golf with buddies from the Club.

Enjoyed Urban Grub,Sperrys,Ruth Chris,Flemings and of course Sylvan Park and McCabe Pub.

Glad to back to my winter home. Great golf today and a little nickel a point Gin.

An interesting conversation today over lunch. We agreed that one could be very upper middle class in 1960 approx on 12,000 dollars a year. after all federal and state taxes.

We also agreed rhat in 2012 it would tske 300,000 dollars a year to live the same way.

We agreed very readily that someone with an income that would result in 25,000 a month or 300,000 dollars a year after tax certainly was not wealthy by any means.

We were troubled by the fact that Obama would have the audacity to think a family with a griss income of 450,000 dollars a year was even remotely associated with wealth.

I told them that I had discovered a den of obama people on a Nashviile weekly internet newspaper. These people and people like them are miles and fathoms and light years away from us on the same subject. I drew quite a bit of laughter when I tried to describe the

vicous and hostile reponses these internet people had for anyone who had much more tan rent money and beer money.

By: slacker on 12/4/12 at 3:58


By: Blanketnazi2 on 12/4/12 at 4:03

LOL, slacker.

By: Blanketnazi2 on 12/4/12 at 4:05


By: slacker on 12/4/12 at 4:06

Poor Rasp.. believes Burch is really going to open a Hug-A-Bum area at Centennial park.
Rasp is hoping he can get space on the west side of the Parthenon, easy walk to Bobbie's Dairy Dip.

By: Blanketnazi2 on 12/4/12 at 4:07

Junior hasn't made his way over to The Towers yet. As much as he jumps around he may end up over there when his Joy ride ends.

By: bfra on 12/4/12 at 4:13

Raspy is good for a laugh, nothing more.

By: slacker on 12/4/12 at 4:14

Dangling your business, drinking nickel gin, glad you're back from Palm Beach Rasp.

By: Blanketnazi2 on 12/4/12 at 4:14

Pretty much. Just another piece of trash rolling out of The Nations.

By: Loner on 12/4/12 at 4:19

The man's got his schtick down pat...you gotta hand it to him...but, since he has ignored my 7:27 post and the challenge therein, I can conclude that the man is delusional....and not a wealthy tycoon, as claimed.

By: Blanketnazi2 on 12/4/12 at 4:21

Not really, Loner. He contradicts himself too much. LOL

By: Blanketnazi2 on 12/4/12 at 4:22

See, he was known as "Junior" when he lived over in The Nations. He hates it when people refer to his old nickname.

By: yogiman on 12/4/12 at 4:24

The Constitution doesn't define the natural birth status, gdiafante. That is one of the errors our founders made by not specifying the natural birth status. But what do you think they meant by that specification on those two offices only? So someone with a Kenyan British subject father could become our president because he was born here? But the big issue here is; we don't know where in the hell he was born, do we?

We also don't know his legal name, do we? When did he officially change his name from Barry Soetoro to Barack Obama? Has he? We don't know, do we?

Why is his SSN shown as the number issued to a man from Connecticut decades ago. Wanna know how he got it? His grandmother worked in that office in Hawaii when that man died.

Why does he refuse to show his school papers? Is he ashamed of them? Or could it be because they show him being a foreign student? Hell, didn't he brag about teaching the Constitution? Was it a different one that what I was taught?

Wake up before its too late, gdiafante.

By: Rasputin72 on 12/4/12 at 4:27

As soon as NEMO brings forth his vile comments regarding my visit to Nashville and my conversations and pleasures of today I want my friends to read these responses.

They will be in awe that there really is a contingent of people like you guys
and one whatever.

You are proof that mongrelism is upon this country and that some of us are living i. a well insulated cocoon.

God help my grandchildren who are as oblivious as my club friends as to your existence.

By: bfra on 12/4/12 at 4:27


By: Blanketnazi2 on 12/4/12 at 4:29


Wrong again!


And again!


And again!!!!

By: Rasputin72 on 12/4/12 at 4:29

LONER.......If you will research this board you will see that I responded emphatically.p

By: slacker on 12/4/12 at 4:30

I I would love to stay and chat with you dear people, but my limo has arrived.
I'm jetting to London to dine with the royal family tonight.

By: Blanketnazi2 on 12/4/12 at 4:31

Junior, no one here believes your act. LOL

By: Blanketnazi2 on 12/4/12 at 4:32

slacker, do give Kate my regards, will you?

By: Rasputin72 on 12/4/12 at 4:33

Blanket..........I do not remember being called anything other THE DICK, which at that time was very embarrassing.

By: Captain Nemo on 12/4/12 at 4:33

Years being a con, has given Rasputin the talent to be an American bigot with a since of entitlement. Of coarse he is a fraud.

By: Blanketnazi2 on 12/4/12 at 4:34

So, you were called the Junior Dick? Sounds about right.

By: Captain Nemo on 12/4/12 at 4:35

Wrong old boy your were known as the pussy cat

By: Blanketnazi2 on 12/4/12 at 4:38

Have a good evening, Nemo :)

By: yogiman on 12/4/12 at 4:38

blah-blah-blah some more, blafra. You're a great blah-blah-blahrier.

By: Rasputin72 on 12/4/12 at 4:44

BLanketnazi.........No one who posts. On this board gives one damn what you believe or for that matter what anyone believes. This forum is about entertainment.

If you believe a Duck can pull a truck, then hook him up. If you believe there is a God so be it. If you don' believe that "Little Black Sambo ate 50 pancakes" no one gives a good damn.

What is important to me is discovering "you people"

What is important to you is of no interest to me or of no concern of mine. You can haul coal. in your mouth and I have no thpugjts good or bad.

By: Rasputin72 on 12/4/12 at 4:45

thoughts good or bad.

By: yogiman on 12/4/12 at 4:54

Let me throw this one at you again, gdiafante. As it has been acknowledged, Barack was adopted by his Indonesian stepfather, Lolo Soetoro and he became an Indonesian citizen.

When did our laws change to authorize a 'naturalized' citizen to become president? Question: Has he even become an American citizen or is he still an Indonesian? We don't know, do we? If you do, let the rest of us know.

By: Rasputin72 on 12/4/12 at 4:56

NEMO......I am the first to realize that typo erors are common place using an Iphone. However the word since would best be substituted with sense. The word coarse would best be substituted with course.

I now have enough responses to be off to the club for some dinnet and Bridge.

NEMO bids five no-trumps.

By: Loner on 12/4/12 at 5:02

By: Rasputin72 on 12/4/12 at 4:29

LONER.......If you will research this board you will see that I responded emphatically.p

Really? Where? When?

Rasp, money talks and bullshit walks....if you can't come up with a thousand bucks each for us "regulars", as earnest money and proof of your authenticity...if you can't authenticate your wealthy status, then please, cool it with the Thurston Howell III impersonation...thanks a million.....crock-o-dilian.

By: bfra on 12/4/12 at 5:03

Raspy you seem to have a lot of imaginary thoughts, it's just that they don't mesh. You should pay more attention & not contradict yourself so much.

By: bfra on 12/4/12 at 5:08

Raspy if you bid 5 no-trump, I'll double just on good faith. Your memory isn't that good.

By: Loner on 12/4/12 at 5:21

Yogi, thousands of people born in the USA and US citizens by birth are also citizens of other countries...they call it dual citizenship...if your goofy allegation is true, that BHO is an Indonesian citizen, because he was adopted by an Indonesian, that would not cancel out his US citizenship....thousands of American Jews are also Israeli citizens, for example and there is nothing to prevent any one of them from legally running for the POTUS job....I doubt if you would object to a dual citizenship Israeli-American running for POTUS, so long as he was a Republican.....right?

Yogi, please, for your own mental health, if not for ours, give the birther thing a decent burial....it's a dead horse, quit whipping the carcass.

I realize that you may be addicted to tormenting us daily, with the same old crap...try to discipline yourself....please try to kick the habit....thanks.

By: Rasputin72 on 12/4/12 at 5:40

LONER........you did not look very hard. I said that "I do not have a charitable bone in my body."

As a caveat to that statement I do not give a rat's ass about proving anything to the people on this forum. I respond just as yourself by presenting my lifestyle and my views about various subjects.

What you choose to believe is a personal choice by you. If you failed to show up on this forum tomorrow I would nevet give you a thought aftet Saturday morning. I would assume that you would have the same lack of considetation.

This forum and those of us who choose to participate is about nothing more than entertainment not for the other posters but entertainment for ourselves.

Frankly speaking, If your bowels lock wide open I don't have enough empathy for you to say I am sorry to hear that. We are all non-existent in the main scheme of human interaction.

By: Rasputin72 on 12/4/12 at 5:43

BFRA.......My mother always said to "be kind to the mental cripples." It is really dfficult in your case. It is Nemo you are doubling. He bid five no trumps. I. never mentioned a bid of mine.

By: bfra on 12/4/12 at 6:07

Raspy, you don't read very good either. I said "if" you bid 5 no-trump. Got it now?

By: bfra on 12/4/12 at 6:09

Plus, I understand why your Mother would say that to you, she was dealing with one.

By: Ask01 on 12/4/12 at 6:23

I agree with Loner. A unilateral strike by the US or even a joint strike with Israel would probably not be a wise tactical or strategic move. We should let our NATO allies have some of the glory which they can share with all the peace loving nations in the Middle East.

Considering the pattern of conflict and violence intertwined with the history of the region, the best any outside nation can hope for is to avoid being drawn into the cycle.

In the case of the United States, I believe our recent experiences should have taught us to pick our allies and our fights in the region very carefully.

I feel we should be certain potential adversaries know we have the means and the will to retaliate if provoked, and pull our forces back to American soil. I'm not advocating isolationism, and do believe maintaining quick reaction forces at forward locations is a prudent move, but let's fix our problems first, then we can try to babysit the world again.

By: yogiman on 12/4/12 at 6:31

Sorry, Loner. I'm in this fight until I'm whupped or knock the hell out of y'all. I'm not a Republican and sure as hell aren't a Democrat.

You are right about dual citizenship, but Indonesia did not accept dual citizenship. A child had to be an Indonesian citizen for public schools. That is the reason his step father adopted him.

And no, I wouldn't accept anyone as President who didn't qualify according the Constitution our founders wrote. Again, why did they specify that requirement for those two offices? I'll argue Obama is the prime reason.

Another question, Loner. Why are you all so willing to accept a man who refuses to identify himself for that office. I'll ask again, is he even an American citizen? If he is, he can only be a naturalized citizen, certainly not a natural born citizen.

I'm learning a little about this damn machine. But even when I make a comment on this issue you all call it "not true". I'll repeat; prove me wrong on the man and I'll shut up. Until you do, I'm going to fight until the end. I can't stand a usurper in office.

Another question, Loner. Why did you serve in the Army? To defend this nation or help defeat it?

By: yogiman on 12/4/12 at 6:45

Another question, Loner. Did you know the affidavit sent to the Hawaiian Sec. of State certifying Obama to be the Democratic nominee was different from the one sent to the other 49 Sec's. of State? Why? All affidavits for all elections before that was the same.

Why was his different?

I'm still waiting for one of you to prove me wrong. And it's going to take more than your thought. You can condemn, but you can't prove.

By: Captain Nemo on 12/4/12 at 7:32

Rasputin you still are a pussy cat. I call your bluff.

By: Rasputin72 on 12/4/12 at 7:54

Nemo, you don't have the brains or the money to call me.

No offense of course, just.gospel truth.

By: Rasputin72 on 12/4/12 at 7:55

Nemo, you don't have the brains or the money to call me.

No offense of course, just.gospel truth.

By: Loner on 12/4/12 at 9:00


By: yogiman on 12/4/12 at 11:06

Goodnight, Loner. I'm still waiting to be proved wrong.