Posts Tagged ‘obama’

Last night at 11:45 p.m., President Barack Obama was announced the 44th President of the United States. Winning battlefield states; Ohio, Iowa and Wisconsin, Obama was able to secure his spot in the White House for the next four years with an electoral vote of 284.

Before President Obama gave his victory speech, he tweeted “This happened because of you. Thank you.”

The polls showed that President Obama had received strong support from women, African American, Hispanic and young adult voters, similar to the 2008 election that made him the first African American president of the United States.

During the presidential campaign, President Obama vowed to create a brighter, better future for the American people. He asked the people to stick with him while he reignites economic growth and helps us recover from the worst recession we have seen since the Great Depression, which took place during the presidencies of Herbert Hoover and Franklin D. Roosevelt (short history lesson).

Under President Obama’s second term, according to his website www.barackobama.com, we should expect to see the following policies and economic changes;

  • A long-term economic plan which will invest in education, small businesses, clean energy, infrastructure and tax cuts to help bring jobs back into the United States
  • Cutting taxes by 3,600 dollars for the typical middle class family
  • Cut tuition growth in half over the next decade with a plan to double campus based student aid
  • End the war in Iraq by bringing our troops home from Afghanistan
  • Give women the right to their own health care choices
  • Improve health care for all Americans

According to NBC news source, during Election Day, President Obama awaited results at his home in Chicago where he had a family dinner, and participated in a pick-up basketball game, which is his Election Day tradition.

Congratulations President Barack Obama.

-Chelsey Perry

 

JERKcast episode 4 is available for stream directly from jerkmagazine.net or you can listen/download here!

In this week’s JERKcast we learn that Lakota just can’t seem to stay out of trouble when she talks about the late night problems on Marshall street. It seems that violence follows the cast everywhere when Julia claims to have heard gun shots outside her house. Maybe it’s because Syracuse is on the top 10 list of party schools and even townies want to get in on that – it might take Charlie awhile to get there since he still doesn’t know his way around. The cast moves on to politics and gives a run down about the voting registration in the quad, different ways people are keeping up with all the info, and the presidential candidates. The cast seems to love Dogs Against Romney and would never strap a dog to the roof of their car. Paige shares some cool info about politics from her Canadian home and her obsession with maple syrup. Who knew it would taste good in coffee?

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Executive Producer: Charlie Ecenbarger
Hosts: Lakota Sky Gambill, Julia Fuino, Paige Schell & Charlie Ecenbarger
Audio Producer/Editor: Victoria Kezra
Producers: Chelsey Perry, Victoria Kezra, Julia Fuino, Melissa Nawojski
Show Recap: Melissa Nawokski

 
There seems to be a slightly brighter light at the end of the tunnel for those of us with student loans. On Friday June twenty ninth, Congress approved legislation that will affect most student’s lives for the next year.
 
With a 74-19 vote from our Senate and a 373-52 vote from our House of Representatives (which make up Congress, keep up with me here), there will no longer be an increase in federal subsidized loan interest rates for the next year.
 
WOO-HOO! Instead of your college loan interests increasing to a jaw dropping 6.8%, your interests will stay at a 3.4%, which doesn’t seem so bad anymore. Not only will this law affect Syracuse University undergraduates but it will also help 7.4 million other students who have Stafford loans.
 
President Barack Obama estimated that this law would help over 6 million students save an average 1,000 dollars in the next year.
 
Although this law will only be affective for the next year, Congress has already begun brainstorming ways to help keep this rate as low as possible when the law expires.
 
So as our President is working his ass off in office to try and help save your money from being taken right out of your pocket, try not to go spend all of your money at Chuck’s this weekend or at flip night Wednesday.
 
Being informed about your student loans will help you save in the future. We don’t want a bunch of poor SU alumni. That wouldn’t make us look so good.
 
-Chelsey Perry

For my first post here concerning politics, I guess it would be pertinent to give you a little bit of a story about my family’s political background, which is best summed up in one brilliant misadventure I endured that truly embodies everything the Grand Old Party is about. I was on a family trip once with my aunt, uncle, cousin, grandmother and my uncle’s brother and his family.

As you might imagine, this wasn’t one of those ‘drink yourself into a coma’ vacations, mostly thanks to my fake ID getting taken away. Thanks, Mom. But I digress. You remember way back–now this is a stretch–think back to when we believed in change and believed so strongly in that ‘Yes we can!’ motto. Back when Sarah Palin was a laughing stock and not a role model for reality TV parenting. Yeah, that time.

Remember it? There, hold it. This was back then. Bush was still president, Obama had yet to prove his legitimate birth and be labeled the next Karl Marx. Anyway, I picked up one of the magazines at their townhouse, opened past the slew of Goldline and AARP adds to find an article praising the ‘liberation’ of Iraq.

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Obama: America’s very own SATAN

Posted: May 8, 2010 by johnylek in Uncategorized
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obama evilMy fellow esteemed Americans, we are doomed. Our illustrious socialist-marxist-communist-kenyan usurper of a president has doomed us all to a long hard fall down the slippery slope of socialism!

Pretty soon, we won’t be able to think for ourselves people. Thanks to offering a public option to a still private system, Obama is destroying American Private enterprise piece by piece. Soon, there will be a public option for Coke products, email services and car rental.

I predict that in ten years, Obama will have placed chips in every American’s head that will dictate to us every Sunday to fornicate, (more…)

Tea parties: enough is enough.

Tea parties piss me off. They call themselves a completely partisan organization, a grassroots organization of Libertarians and other like minded Fiscal Conservatives. Tea parties are opposed to any wasteful government spending and growth of the Federal Government. Appealing back the vaunted Boston Tea Party of December 16th 1773, these “patriots” claim to be echoing the voices of our Founding Fathers, especially when it comes to limited government. Sounds noble and patriotic, right? (more…)

Emaciated meth Nazi?

Emaciated meth Nazi?

Obama’s first annual State of the Union address gave us plenty to think and talk about.

Amid a year of uncertainty with an economy that was certifiably cluster f*cked like Warsaw during WWII, Obama certainly had his lil’ hands full. At the beginning of the year, Obama and his economic team had fully expected to overhaul healthcare, introduce a climate change bill, fix a chronically malnourished economy all while simultaneously transferring weight from the obese Rush Limbaugh to the emaciated Ann Coulter. Kidding on that last one.

That is a lot for one to handle. In his address, Obama acknowledged those difficulties, admitting that he and his democratic counterparts have faced setbacks this year. Well, no crap. The health care bill seems dead in the water now that Massachusetts elected Scott Brown (the guy with the hot daughter) to the senate. Health care was the crux of Obama’s plans for this year. And amid this speech, America, President Obama admitted to having a deficit.

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