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Politicians and your life

Posted Monday, July 19, 2010, at 2:46 PM

I often feel more threatened by politicians at all levels than I do all other factors that may be a threat to my wellbeing.

Where do rate politicians in your list of things that worry you?

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Lately I would say in the top 3. With them alternating almost every day.

-- Posted by stevemills on Mon, Jul 19, 2010, at 3:28 PM

Unfortunately the politicians have a direct effect on the top 5 of mine. So they're in the top five and make decisions directly affecting the other four.

-- Posted by Thom on Mon, Jul 19, 2010, at 3:50 PM

They are #1. Politicians are a bigger and more difficult threat to counter than any other.

Politicians are responsible for lots of the other threats as well.

-- Posted by quietmike on Mon, Jul 19, 2010, at 4:16 PM

I worry more about the news media.They tell you what they want you to know and in a way you always believe it.

-- Posted by mytaxesaremine on Mon, Jul 19, 2010, at 5:54 PM

I have to agree with mytaxesaremine, the media is way up there on the list, they are a key element in that without them the fear mongers and manipulators would not have the access they need to work their evil. It is true that there is a politician more likely than not somewhere in the mix but they in themselves would have a hard time to do the damage on their own. I fear the lobbiest and big business such as Haliburton and BP even more than the politicians and the media since it is their bidding at the heart of it in most cases and they will stop at nothing to get what they want, no matter who or what get crushed along the way.

-- Posted by wonderwhy on Mon, Jul 19, 2010, at 6:44 PM

I honestly can't remember the media being any more politically and liberally biased than it is right now. The blatantly liberal news media mass marketed our current president to the voters and done so openly, unashamedly and without apology. The news media is supposed to be the watchdog of our government, not it's lapdog. That being said, I fear both politicians and a media that willfully conceals and distorts the truth. Fortunately, every major liberally biased news outlet's ratings are currently in the toilet...where they belong.

-- Posted by Tim Lokey on Tue, Jul 20, 2010, at 12:19 AM

It always makes me laugh when I hear another Republican like Tattoos & Scars purport the old "liberal media" myth. Conservatives have their own network! The Fox News Network and their affiliates are nothing more than propaganda for the Republican party. "Fair and Balanced"??? What a joke!

The local channels aren't much better. You can watch the Tennessee Mornings show, or tune in to the "Today Show", that is preempted with the conservative christian nutball Pat Robertson's "700 Club".

The radio airwaves is TOTAL right-wingers. 99.7 fm is the 24 hr. right-wing nut-job talk station, and than you have the drug addicted gas-bag Rush Limbaugh, bat-crazy Glenn Beck, and an assorted host of others loonies on the 1510 am dial.

Republicans will point to the fact that MSNBC has a few liberal talk shows. They Ed Shultz, Rachel Maddow, and Keith Olberman. Wow! Three people. They also have the very conservative Joe Scarborough on for 3 hours every morning.

I've noticed all of the local newspapers seem to have a conservative bias also.

Obama didn't win the presidency because of a "liberal media". He won because the republican ticket consisted of a crazy old man and a ditzy bimbo.

But, to get back to Bo's question...Yes. I do feel threatened by politicians. I feel threatened because for 8 years while Bush was in office Republican corruption and failed policies almost destroyed our economy and our country. They drove the bus into the ditch and now they want the keys back? How soon we forget.

-- Posted by Rocket Valentine on Tue, Jul 20, 2010, at 10:00 AM

I feel threatened by average ordinary citizens like Rocket Valentine or Michael Bell who have the right to vote but lack the mental facility and knowledge to discern fact from fiction to make informed decisions. :-)

Unfortunately extremists on both the left and right side is what is tearing apart this nation.

-- Posted by jaxspike on Tue, Jul 20, 2010, at 10:57 AM

Oh tattoos, thank goodness the media on the right is wonderfully honest, where would we be with out Beck, Rush, and Hannity or the other God given gifts Fox offers this country..........

Now that fairy tale time is over may I suggest that you take off your blinders , go watch Fox, then actually research the "stories" (and I do mean stories) they tell. They have been called out and had so many of their lies exposed it gets comical.

You are all about oh oh oh the liberal media, but seem to be blind to the fact that lies are rampant on the right as well.

Fox News is nothing more than an outlet to condemn and bring down Obama, that is their agenda,and they have no problem promoting lie after lie to promote that agenda. There is a long list of lies from them that even after being exposed they continue to spread. They have a huge following that are just "lapping" up the malarkey they spew like kibbles.

I hate to burst any bubbles here but the media in general is party blind, both sides and most stations have their biases and stretch, manipulate and some even create stories to push those biases. Your attempt to just point to liberal media is either naive or intentionally misleading.

But which ever is just a biased as your accusing the liberal media as being.

Fox has some very entertaining personalities that I am sure do attract an audience, but that does not make the opinions they spew any more truthful or factual. The validity of a story is not determined by the number of spectators who watch it, there still actually needs to be facts to back it before it becomes real. A story is just a story, Just because millions watched "Finding Nemo", does not make it real either, same as millions watching Beck or any one else tell their lies do not make what they spews real or truth. Sorry. This goes for any reporter on any side out there who makes their fame off twisting reality to suit an agenda. There are many on all sides playing the game. Conservatives play right along as well as liberals in the manipulation game.

Media has become a farst on both sides, anyone who just sits back and oohs and ahhs then blindly passes on their misleading, untruthful, opinionated stories are as much of the problem as the media is. Much of the media in this country have turned into nothing but political fiction story tellers for sale to the highest bidder. That is why they need to be one of those on the top of the lists of fears, they are responsible for most of what the public see and make their judgments on. They feed the masses, most of whom still believe that if the story is reported by the news that it has been checked for truth and thus can be trusted like in the old days. There was a time way back when that if lies were reported as news that the reporter and the station that intentionally mislead the public would be held accountable for their actions, they had to be able to back what they reported with real truthful facts, now they have no limits or accountability for their abuse of power. Freedom of speech has sadly been reduced to anything goes, the more shocking the better. Respect, accountability, truth, honor, trust,and all that has been thrown to the curb in the name of Freedom of Speech. Personally I miss the days where honor and truth was the norm rather than the exception in the media. Wouldn't it be great if those who abuse the power of the pen to mislead and manipulate the public with their lies would once again be held responsible for their actions? I do not want to stop anyone's freedom to speech, but I do want them to reap the consequences when they misuse and abuse it. If they commit slander, they should not get rewarded but like in the old day should be called out and make restitution to the ones they harmed.They need to be responsible for their actions. And that should be across the board no matter what side of the political zoo they belong to, neither is without blame or fault and should not be allowed to abuse their position to spew lies and manipulations.

If the media were not so good at what they do, the way they spin their webs of deception and do the bidding of those who pay the fees( the lobbyists, special intrest groups, big business or any others with enough money to buy the media for their gain) if they only reported the truth, I wonder just how our view of politicians and their political stances would be different? My guess is that our opinions would be very different than the ones we have been fed by the media to believe. Even those who are very diligent about checking the facts can not get completely past the manipulations of the media.

-- Posted by wonderwhy on Tue, Jul 20, 2010, at 11:37 AM

I have to agree with wonderwhy on this one . . . channels like Fox and MSNBC are no different from each other in regards to bias news reporting.

-- Posted by jaxspike on Tue, Jul 20, 2010, at 11:43 AM

Wouldn't it be great if those who abuse the power of the pen to mislead and manipulate the public with their lies would once again be held responsible for their actions?

-- Posted by wonderwhy on Tue, Jul 20, 2010, at 11:37 AM

This hits the nail right on the head. This is what is wrong with our polticians, the media, and many individuals.

There just seems to be no accountability. If the media reports lies, point them out with truth then prosecute them. CBS had to cut heads for reporting false reports on Bush' guard service. Fox should be no different.

Politicians can lie to us using various means and there is no accountability except at the polls. Remember Bush Sr. "No new Taxes"? Yet he raised them. How about Clintons "it depends on what your definiton of the word "is" is" and "I didn't have sexual relations with that woman". We just seem to accept that politicians lie.

IMHO, these things constitute treason to the American people and such politicians should serve two terms. One in office and the second in prison.

The number one problem is the abandonment of God, justice, and morality, and yes we all have the blame to share for that.

-- Posted by Liveforlight on Tue, Jul 20, 2010, at 12:08 PM

jaxspike - If I said something in my post that you think is fiction, then please specify. Enlighten me with these "facts" that you possess, instead of making a vague statement about the validity of my post.

There is a BIG difference between Fox News and MSNBC. The difference is that Fox News claims to bias. Their slogan, "Fair and Balanced is a lie in itself. They are, and always have been a Republican propaganda channel.

And if you'd like, I can give you a long list of lies that they have been caught purporting. A lot of them were retracted, but most are just cut from the transcripts.

MSNBC on the other hand, has a three hour show in the morning called "Morning Joe". The host, Joe Scarborough, was a Republican congressman. And everyday he has Republican Pat Bucannan on with him. As I mentioned before, they also have three Liberal talk shows. Ed Shultz, Rachel Maddow, and Keith Olberman. MSNBC's shows are all up front about their views. The Liberals tell you that they are Democrats, and the conservatives tell you that they are Republicans. They actually are "fair and balanced". And please tell me of any specific lies that you know of that these hosts have told on their MSNBC shows.

But Fox News tries to claim that they are impartial. That is just a flat out lie. EVERY show that they have, Fox & Friends, Hannity, Bill O'Reilly, etc., are pro republican. But they claim to be "fair and balanced".

So, now do you see the difference?

-- Posted by Rocket Valentine on Tue, Jul 20, 2010, at 7:03 PM

Rocket, I would love to hear who Fox has as hosts that make it a fair and balanced station.Perhaps someone here can enlighten us so we can watch it for ourselves.

-- Posted by wonderwhy on Tue, Jul 20, 2010, at 7:21 PM

But, to get back to Bo's question...Yes. I do feel threatened by politicians. I feel threatened because for 8 years while Bush was in office Republican corruption and failed policies almost destroyed our economy and our country. They drove the bus into the ditch and now they want the keys back? How soon we forget.

-- Posted by Rocket Valentine on Tue, Jul 20, 2010, at 10:00 AM

Ditto. Nobody has forgotten. The ONLY thing they want you to remember about their 8 years of wreckless driving is 9/11; but not how those events COMPLETELY obliterated the Constitution and civil liberties.

-- Posted by darrick_04 on Tue, Jul 20, 2010, at 10:15 PM

I have NEVER said Fox is balanced or fair because it is not and I do not watch it but MSNBC is just as much the propaganda arm of the Democratic Party as Fox is for the Republicans. If you can not see that then that is your own bias viewpoint clouding your judgment!

So Rocket . . . do you see the difference?

-- Posted by jaxspike on Wed, Jul 21, 2010, at 7:23 AM

I agree that Fox news is a conservative leaning station. I also agree that CBS and CNN and most of the mainstream media is liberal leaning.

I looked at some poll numbers on line and they also reflect that view. Fox leans a little harder to the right (nearly 40% agree) than CBS or CNN (37%) does to the left. I don't think any one station is fair and balanced. Of course that depends on your definition of these terms.

I don't watch a lot of TV news, but when I do for an issue of interest. I watch both Fox and CNN in order ot get the opposing views.

The news casts are done by people that have their own views and that shows through. If what they are reporting is false they should be sued for slander or some such charge.

What concerns me most, is that I hear people all the time parroting things that they hear on TV from politicians and entertainers. The above posts about the Bus being driven into a ditch by the GOP and them wanting the keys back is a prime example. I heard Obama say the same thing a week or two ago.

I have come to understand that the cause of the economy going down was the collapse of the housing market. Goldman Sachs, Fannie Mae, and Freddie Mac being the financial institutions most at fault in that collapse. If you want to know who is to blame, follow the trail of legislation that gave them that ability. It will be marked by money all along the way.

I get on different blogs and sites to learn and try to realize my own faults and flawed views and have observed more qoutes from politicians and movies than from God's word, except of course in a religiously topic blog.

I believe the lack of faith in God and truth is our primary threat from politicians.

The Bible says, if you seek you will find. If you realize your own bias, pray, and seek the truth you will find it, whether it be at Fox, CNN, or somewehere in between.

-- Posted by Liveforlight on Wed, Jul 21, 2010, at 7:41 AM

jax, you say MSNBC is the arm of the Dem party, can you explain the 3 hour Morning Joe which is unquestionably hosted by a man who is a republican backing the republican party? How do you place him as an arm of the Dem party? Have you ever seen that show?

-- Posted by wonderwhy on Wed, Jul 21, 2010, at 7:42 AM

It's interesting that someone mentioned Ed Schultz, as being so liberal; not surprizing. When we lived in ND, MN, every time we turned on the TV, all we saw on the sports news was Ed Schultz. He was a pompous, arrogant idiot, and married to another local tv personality; SHE was very talented, personable, and held a news anchor position. The viewing audiences were glad to see HIM leave.

-- Posted by jp1946 on Wed, Jul 21, 2010, at 9:11 AM

What I fear most about politicians is their ability to manipulate people, often aided by the liberal media. From personal experience, I can attest to the fact that they speak favorably with whatever group they are addressing, just to get votes. We Americans have to get involved; do research on as many topics as possible, which will better educate US on the issues we feel are urgently in need of repeal/adjustment. Many well-known politicians have commited horrendous acts, most unknown by the American people. Fight for our freedom and rights, or lose them.

-- Posted by jp1946 on Wed, Jul 21, 2010, at 9:21 AM

I do not feel threatened by politicians. The way I see it, the majority of them are no different from most everyone else, in that they do whatever they believe they need to do, in order to achieve their objectives-whatever those objectives may be.

What does worry me is the political and economic system that recognizes, rewards, elects, and in the first instance creates the majority of the politicians who we rush to criticize for possessing the very qualities that got them elected.

-- Posted by memyselfi on Wed, Jul 21, 2010, at 11:36 AM

What does worry me is the political and economic system that recognizes, rewards, elects, and in the first instance creates the majority of the politicians who we rush to criticize for possessing the very qualities that got them elected.

-- Posted by memyselfi on Wed, Jul 21, 2010, at 11:36 AM

Priceless. :)

-- Posted by darrick_04 on Wed, Jul 21, 2010, at 1:34 PM

If ya don't like them or their policies or their ignoring of you ------- you have an option. VOTE VOTE VOTE! I entend to vote none of the above lol. If they are incumbents, I am gonna vote them as outcumbents. And I try not to listen to any of the media. They have their own agendas. And I will not call anyone ditzy unless I can make a personal judgement. It is entirely too easy to listen to someone else and believe wholecloth everything they print or say. If Sarah Palin's statements had been attributed to the Mighty O, or for that matter, any Democrat in Washington, it would have been a Pulitizer for the author in that he saw the true magnificence of the prez or said politico. Believe political promises at your peril people. Only if it benefits them will you benefit. My personal opinion is that we are in the toilet. Will the last one in hit the flush handle and close the lid.

-- Posted by cherokee2 on Thu, Jul 22, 2010, at 7:27 AM

Good logic, cherokee2. I totally agree.

-- Posted by jp1946 on Thu, Jul 22, 2010, at 9:21 AM

jp1946, " What I fear most about politicians is their ability to manipulate people, often aided by the liberal media. From personal experience,/........../ We Americans have to get involved; do research on as many topics as possible'

You suggest people research, You show that you have not done much, your comment implies your under the impression that it is just liberal media that aids in the manipulation of people. Go take the "stories" Fox is so famous for spewing and research them, you will get a real education on how well the media can manipulate and even out right lie to the public. It is not a practice limited to one party or the other, they all have some very experienced low life reporters and personalities (just look at Beck, Rush and Hannity- they are far from liberal) that choose to abuse the so called power of the pen ( all media practices included). So to assuming that it is only the liberal or only the conservative media leaves you open to be lead around by the nose by the conservatives or liberal cons who depend on your not checking for the truth and facts that are missing in the slop they are feeding those who are party blind and fact ignorant. We all need to question what we hear, no matter what side we align ourselves with otherwise we are no more than empty headed puppets.

cherokee2,If The Mighty O had made the comments Palin has made you would all be a whole lot happier because there is no way even President Obama could have been elected with the versions of wisdom and grace she keeps enlightening us with.The American people over all are just way smarter than to fall for it. There is not a grain of any true magnificence to be found in any if her statements, so even if they came from a black man, a woman or a goat they would still be simply what they are and that is far from anything remotely magnificence.

-- Posted by wonderwhy on Thu, Jul 22, 2010, at 7:10 PM

wonderwhy, you have your opinions, I have mine. That's called, "freedom of speech". We can agree to disagree. I'm a Shelbyville native, and have seen enough of life to have basis for my comments.

-- Posted by jp1946 on Fri, Jul 23, 2010, at 10:22 AM

Politicians are the last thing I fear. They are just government employees that come and go.

They honestly promise to do what the people want, if they are elected, then are corrupted before they can do anything they promised.

Politicians do what they are told to do... not by the people, but by other politicians, judges and legislators.

A Politicians does not have the power to make laws nor interpret the laws. He/she is in the executive branch and enforces the laws made by the legislative branch. In other words, has the sole authority "AND" responsibility for the daily administration needs.

Most politicians today are "legislators" and want to control everything by make their own laws and enforce them.

The most honest and trust worthy political candidate can only be corrupted by the others.

Who then do I fear? The People, because they are idiots!

People think they are Patriotic because they sit back and let the politicians do whatever they want to, inspite of the fact that it might be illegal or unconstitutional.

We the People are the Sovereignty in this country, not the politicians, legislators nor judges, yet we sit back and let them run over top of us.

Every Congressman, Representative, State Legislator, and Mayor should be voted out at this next election and all new people put in to send a message to the people in power.

Yes, I said the people in power and it isn't the President of the U.S., Congress or Legislators.

Watch the news! President Obama signed a bill stopping all future Bail Outs.

Congress was warned by Ben Bernanke, the current Chairman of the U.S. Federal Reserve, having replaced Alan Greenspan in 2006, NOT to stop spending Bail Out Money.

Ben Bernanke is the only connection the U.S. has with the Federal Reserve. The U.S. has no power over the Federal Reserve because it is no more federal then Federal Express.

Good ol Ben can make all the demands he wants to and there is nothing the U.S. can do to prosecute him because he has immunity from prosecution.

So, let's see what that tid bit really says. President Obama signed a bill preventing any future Bailout loans, but the chairman of the fed vetoes it by telling Congress not to pass it.

That tells me that I don't have to worry what President Obama (Politician) might want to do, nor what Ben Bernanke (Politician) has to say, but what the International Monetary Fund has to say!

Patriotic people are people like Glenn Beck who stands up and report what the (Politicians) say or have stated on live TV in front of the Nation.

Does Glenn Beck Lie? I haven't caught him telling any. Most of what he says is comments about what the Politicians have said themselves and Glenn Beck tells them to call him and correct him if it is wrong.

People email him with their opinions of his reports, but no one has ever proven him wrong, while Glenn Beck shows everyone what is happening.

Democrats or Republicans...! I say vote for the person you feel will try his/her best. That is all they can do!

I will only say as for Bill O'Reilly, I have absolutely no use for that guy. He invites people on his show then won't let them talk to explain to the listeners what they are all about. Bill O'Reilly is a rude, impolite, obnoxious, hateful host to his guests and doesn't give his listeners a chance to make an intelligent decision about his host. There are a few more host following in his footsteps. I won't watch shows like that.

No, I fear the people, because they will not try to take back the country, but worship the anti-Christ and tell people if you don't like the way our country is being run then leave.

This country was willed to me, not the Government. The Government was established for the people, by the people and of the people.

The people in the government (Politicians, Legislators, Judges, and all government employees who took an oath to uphold and protect our Constitution) need to take a step back and look at what they are doing to it with their usurping power they were never given.

Until "We the People" wake up and take away the powers that were never given to government employees......

-- Posted by Unique-Lies on Fri, Jul 23, 2010, at 11:38 AM

If you are gullible enough to buy into Glenn Beck's steaming pile of B.S. and conspiracy theories, than WWF wrestling and the healing powers of television evangelists must not be too much of a stretch for you either.

Did Beck talk you into investing your money into gold coins too?

-- Posted by Rocket Valentine on Sat, Jul 24, 2010, at 8:37 AM

Some 2 to 3 years ago, O'Reilly had a 30-minute program on WTN (99.7 FM) from 12:30 to 1:00 PM. On this program he emphasized the maltreatment and molestation of children in this country. It was truly excellent. This radio program was a far cry from the arrogant O'Reilly whom we see on TV, questioning his guests and then incessantly interrupting their replies. Unique-Lies is very correct on many points.

We are taught in the Book of Revelation of the four horsemen of the Apocolypse; namely, pestilence, war, famine and death. I submit to you the four horsemen of the American Apocolypse: apathy, complacency, ignorance and stupidity. Apathy is absence of, or lack of, interest or concern. Complacency is self-satisfaction accompanied by unawareness of actual dangers or deficiencies. These definitions are from Webster's Third International Dictionary. At a future date, when I have the time, I will explain to Rocket V the difference between ignorance and stupidity.

-- Posted by cowener on Sat, Jul 24, 2010, at 9:12 AM

Rocket Valentine,

What does FEMA need with millions of Plastic Coffins? Did they use any of them to bury the dead in Hati? No! Why are they stock piled in the USA by the thousands? What is FEMA up to if they aren't going to use them for mass burials? What about the Massive Concrete Tombs Prepared in Phoenix, AZ and California???

You need to pay attention to Glenn Beck unless you are planning on running for President or one of his cabinet members or maybe becoming one of the World Bankers, maybe the anti-Christ himself.

Things that Glenn Beck report on have been going on since the 1940s. Research the World Bank and the International Monetary Fund and Federal Reserve that go after the poor countries and offer them money to help their economy in exchange for doing what they demand from them. (Like giving the FBI, IRS, Federal Reserve and US Armed Forces to the IMF as a bankruptcy agreement to keep spending money).

Where do you think the U.S. gets all this money it is spending when the U.S. is Bankrupt? Wake up and start paying attention to the most illogical things that are happening because our "Leadership".

Why would the World Bankers (who own the whole world now) allow the United States Government to keep the Mexicans out of Arizona, let alone the U.S., when it is scheming to combine Mexico and the United States with Canada as one North American Union?

In my opinion, the WWF should come under some kind of CRIMINAL JURISDICTION!

I personally don't believe hitting someone who is only half Conscious with a chair, ladder, steel pipe or anything, is good sportsmanship, but a crime and a serious crime that should be punishable by imprisonment not a fine by the WWF!

I can't understand how people can be that stupid to put themselves in a position to get hurt or crippled for life just for the sake of having a sporting entertainment that lasts less then 30 minutes.

Sounds like these wrestlers are the idiots and brain-damaged people.

As far as healing powers from God... I believe whole heartedly with all my heart and soul, but don't believe all healings come from God or that the people who are healed are all healed nor even needed healing.

Some people can be healed by the word of God then go back into whatever it was they had because they refuse to believe the healing power of God. These people listen to people like you and start doubting their own healing. When they do the devil comes back in and takes over again.

Gold has always been a good solid investment if you watch the economy and know what is going on around you.

People are buying scrape gold up so that alone is pouring more gold into the market, lowering the value of gold. You have to watch world events if you are going to invest.

Me... I would still invest in Public Utilities, Transportation, Oil and bio-chip technology.

-- Posted by Unique-Lies on Sat, Jul 24, 2010, at 12:51 PM

Unique Lies,

Have you seen this "stockpile" of coffins? Glenn Beck is a liar, it has been proven many times. He lied and in less than 45 seconds later stated, he didn't say it.

-- Posted by Evil Monkey on Sat, Jul 24, 2010, at 2:40 PM

Evil Monkey,

Not in person. I have seen stories on Youtube. Not one but several about the same thing.

Where is the proof that Glenn Beck lied? Who proved that Glenn Beck was lying? Where is the proof that this person was telling the truth.

There are many stories on Youtube but I don't believe them all just like I don't believe all Preachers.

One story speaks of rail road cars having a Guillotine at the end of the car for beheading resisters of the Government. I don't buy that... at least not without further proof. I have never seen any yet. The only RR cars with shackles built into them, that I know of, are auto transporters, but no Guillotines.

I've seen videos on Youtube that explain people being Raptured up before the tribulation period, but I don't believe them. Even the ones that speak of a secret coming of Christ to rapture up his people before the second coming of Christ.

All Lies, so everything can't be true. We each have to decide what is true and what isn't.

The Bible explains how the New World Order will take over and how people will walk right into it with open arms and be destroyed by the beast and his mark without even knowing it.

I have seen some videos removed from Youtube because they were questionable or violated their Terms of Service, yet Alex Jones remains on Youtube with his 500,000 Plastic Coffins around Atlanta, GA.

Usually you don't buy 500,000 plastic coffins "just in case something happens," you buy them because you know something is going to happen.

The thing is... why does FEMA have them and what are they for. FEMA also has Buses for emergency evacuations and Medical Transportation and Fire Buses. Why aren't they used now during emergencies.

We just have to wait and see what happens like all the Christians are thinking about being raptured up out of it. They don't concern themselves because they actually don't believe they will be here when it comes into play, yet they believe the Anti-Christ and Beast will rule the world for 3 1/2 years.

They think only the evil people will be here to be tempted by the Beast. What sense does that make? The beast already has their souls. He is after the Christians who think they won't be here.

Oh yeah, Glenn Beck doesn't talk about FEMA Coffins etc. that I am aware of. That report comes from Alex Jones.

Glenn Beck is more on reality things like how the Government is taking away your rights and secret meetings with the world bankers and other immediate usurps of our Government.

Glenn Beck talks about what the Officials have stated on live TV and how they lied and makes a point to make them look like asses, then asks them to call him if he is lying about it.

He is getting so good at it that now he throws in theatrics into his show. I think it's funny how he mocks them yet gets the truth across for us who understand what he is saying.

After the adoption of the Declaration of Independence on July 4th, 1776, the 56 members of the Continental Congress began signing this historic document, beginning with John Hancock.

These 56 men signed their lives away had they not have won the war against England.

Even after they won the war and freedom, they had to draw up the Constitution to protect the rights of the people from what could become a run away government.

President Abraham Lincoln said it best in The Gettysburg Address:

"...It is for us the living, rather, to be dedicated here to the unfinished work which they who fought here have thus far so nobly advanced. It is rather for us to be here dedicated to the great task remaining before us -- that from these honored dead we take increased devotion to that cause for which they gave the last full measure of devotion -- that we here highly resolve that these dead shall not have died in vain -- that this nation, under God, shall have a new birth of freedom -- and that government of the people, by the people, for the people, shall not perish from the earth."

All Civil Service Workers and Federal/State Employees/Officials need to reevaluate their lives and their jobs and ask what they are doing to protect the Constitution.

Destroying the Constitution is not being Patriotic, regardless of what President Bush said!

-- Posted by Unique-Lies on Sat, Jul 24, 2010, at 5:38 PM



He stated, Obama hates white people, then he says, I am not saying he hates white people...

Even the people sitting around him are looking at him like his is wacko. Just look, the guy on the far right corrected him and Beck said, OH I am not saying that... but not just 45 seconds before that, He said it. The guy can't even keep is own words in place, YET you state he has facts just cause he has a messload of books on his counter? This man does not have time for research, he is too busy promoted Buying Gold because that's all that is going to be worth anything in the Apocalypse. Haha.

Just Google, Glenn Beck lies ... it's not hard.

Seriously that blackboard of insanity... Anyone that has to start with "He thinks "you" Americans are stupid..." to make a point, while saying, "THEY are coming to take your guns, your health, blah blah," while holding a baseball bat is batsh** crazy. All he is doing is inducing fear, violence and propaganda. And you are falling for it.

-- Posted by Evil Monkey on Sat, Jul 24, 2010, at 9:04 PM

Beck said: Obama has "exposed himself as a guy" with "a deep seated hatred for white people".

He is stating that Obama has over and over again chose blacks over the white. This makes Obama appear to have a deep seated hatred for whites.

Beck defended what he said by saying, "I'm not saying he doesn't like white people", "I am saying he has a problem" "...this guy is a racist". Beck continues to imply that Obama has been/is surrounded by Blacks and even communist influences that had/have to rub off on him.

I'm not sure what the Beer Fest has to do with it but Beck brings that into the conversation also.

Beck is still implying that Obama is a racist whether he likes white people or not.

He will have to defend himself, not me, but he does a pretty good job of doing it.

I don't judge him by his books nor his blackboards.

I watch the videos of the people he is talking about. Over the years I found that there are two ways to say everything. By just adding one wrong word in a sentence changes the whole meaning of the sentence. I am good at that. If something I say can be misunderstood, then it will be misunderstood.

You can buy all the Gold you want, but in the Apocalypse, Gold will be useless. It is the poor who will survive the Apocalypse.

Why do you think the United States Government is putting us further into BANKRUPTCY with its bail outs and senseless spending?

All gold will be taken away as collateral for the Bankruptcy loans. Your home and everything you own will be seized as payment on the debt. Only the poor will know how to survive because they have already lost those material things.

People speak out about having to pay for the poor peoples health care, food stamps, and the taxes that the poor don't pay. People complain about having to pay all this bailout debt, yet no one pays a penny on any of these debts when they pay taxes.

Your tax dollars go into paying "on" the interest of the debt, but nothing actually goes on the debt itself. The Federal Income Taxes won't even pay the interest on the debt.

If people were taxed enough to pay the interest, you would be paying a tax so high you wouldn't have enough money left to pay your bills.

The Bible speaks of two Beasts ruling the world of 10 Nations in the last days. That would be a One World Government or One World Order ruled by the Beasts.

How do we convert to a One World Order? It is being done as we speak. Your rights are being taken away right now. You are being forced into Bankruptcy with a debt you can't repay. Obama signed a bill stating no more bailouts but congress is told to keep spending what it doesn't have, by the Fed.

God is being removed from our daily lives by our Legislative and Judicial Branches without giving a second thought to what they are doing. The Antichrist is here!

Glenn Beck warns us and he is deemed a crazy man! Who is really crazy?

Everyone should read the Declaration of Independence and see for themselves just how much like the King of England our United States Government has become. Our government is doing almost exactly everything the king was doing.

But then, isn't that what Glenn Beck is talking about?

-- Posted by Unique-Lies on Sun, Jul 25, 2010, at 2:29 AM

I ask you, Bo Melson, do you still feel more threatened by politicians at all levels than you do all other factors that may be a threat to your wellbeing... such as the Truths or Lies of Glenn Beck or Alex Jones?

-- Posted by Unique-Lies on Sun, Jul 25, 2010, at 2:36 AM

Everyone should read the Declaration of Independence and see for themselves just how much like the King of England our United States Government has become. Our government is doing almost exactly everything the king was doing.

-- Posted by Unique-Lies on Sun, Jul 25, 2010, at 2:29 AM

I agree UL and also their Bibles. Then, after they read, act accordingly.

To figure out who is behind all these things, one merely needs to follow the money trail. Who are the winners and losers of the bailouts, TARP, etc.

Concerning fear tactics, this is exactly what they (government) used to get all of this passed. They told everyone that the banks, GM, etc. were "too big to fail" and that if they didn't bail them out, we would have another great depression. Then, the politicians, out of fear, voted to approve passing massive debt onto the people that will enevitably lead to the very thing they say they are trying to prevent.

The people have the power to attack the debt and pay it off. We also have the power to turn the economy around and create jobs. How? You may ask. That's simple, a good leader just merely needs to ask the people to do it and have the integrity to see it through.

1.) Many people would donate money to pay the debt of their own free will if they knew their money would go to the debt and not somewhere else.

2.) Like Sam Walton, who made Wal-mart succesful, our leaders need to stand up and ask the people to seek out and buy American made products.

Ever heard any politian ask the people for either of these things? Why?

-- Posted by Liveforlight on Sun, Jul 25, 2010, at 7:40 AM

Just read these posts from Unique-Lies and you can see the dangerous effect that the far right-wing pundits have on some people.

Head for your underground bunkers everyone! Obama and the Feds are coming to take your guns and load you into railroad cars in shackles!

It's the New World Order! The Anti-Christ is here! The Apocalypse is near!......Wow.

They really believe this crap. It's scary.

-- Posted by Rocket Valentine on Sun, Jul 25, 2010, at 9:01 AM

Wow!!! I guess Harry Truman was correct when he said "If you want a friend in Washington, you should buy yourself a dog."

Now, just one tiny example of liberal B.S as you call it. Recently a black member of our congress reportedly was accosted by members of the tea party in Washington. He claimed that the "N" word was hurled at him no less than ten times, he also reported that the crowd encircled him and he felt threatened. Every single liberal media outlet used that story to paint the tea party movement as racist. Now, the truth. The video footage of the congressman's walk to his limo was filmed from no less tha ten separate camera angles and recorded with dozens of microphones. Absolutely none of the congressamn's allegations have been proven to be true. In fact, there is a standing offer of a $100,000.00 reward to anyone who can prove that the events described by the congressman actually took place. No one has attempted to come forward and claim this reward. The story has yet to be retracted by the congressamn nor the news media that reported it to be fact. Has FOX distorted the truth? It's likely that they have in some instances, I don't doubt it. However, I've discovered that I will hear more truth on that network than any other. MSNBC, CNN, CBS, NBC, ABC, CNBC absolutely refuse to air anything that might paint the Obama administration in any negative light. The American people have awakened to discover an inexperienced socialist in the White House that can't seem find his butt cheeks with both hands, yet blames the previous administration for every problem he lacks the experience to fix.

-- Posted by Tim Lokey on Sun, Jul 25, 2010, at 11:25 AM

Tattoos & Scars,

Here's a video of the incident. Can you drop that check for $100,000.00 off to me at my house later this afternoon?

You say that you don't doubt that Fox News does distort the truth in some instances. But you would still rather watch FOX because the other channels don't paint our President in a negative light.

Like most Republicans you'd rather hear distorted negativity from Fox News and right-wing talk radio about our President, than to hear the truth.

-- Posted by Rocket Valentine on Sun, Jul 25, 2010, at 1:36 PM

Sorry..here's the link


-- Posted by Rocket Valentine on Sun, Jul 25, 2010, at 1:39 PM

Rocket Valentine,

You Posted: Just read these posts from Unique-Lies and you can see the dangerous effect that the far right-wing pundits have on some people.

And: It's the New World Order! The Anti-Christ is here! The Apocalypse is near!......Wow.

They really believe this crap. It's scary.

My posts are intended to make you fear what is coming and do something about it or at least think for yourself.

The Government uses FEAR to scare you into obeying unlawful laws and do what they demand even thou it is unconstitutional.

The IRS prints a NOTICE on their 1040 forms that says something like this... "Who must pay taxes - anyone who is made "LIABLE" for the tax must pay taxes." There are over 80 some taxes in this country, so you don't have to pay any of them unless YOU ARE "MADE LIABLE" for the particular tax.

They use that wording to make everyone think they have to pay taxes.

It is nothing more than a "Privacy Act and Paperwork Reduction Act Notice" that is saying you don't have to file unless you owe the Federal Income Tax.

The Federal Income Tax is applicable to Federal Citizens, and in Federal Territories and Foreign Countries who have Tax Treaties with the United States, and persons/companies who deduct taxes from your pay check. Other than that it is a voluntary tax. The IRS "Scares" you into paying the Tax.

What about being audited? The Constitution says you don't have to give any information that can be used against you in a court of law. An audit is YOU giving the IRS everything you have that can be used against you. You can refuse an audit. It is your RIGHT! You have a right to remain silent and don't have to give any information that can be used against you. The court can order you to bring your information to court but can not order you to show it. That would be violating your 5th amendment right and the court would have to dismiss the case for denying you due process of the law.

The Tenn State Constitution doesn't say anything about the State charging you a Property tax on your home if you live in your home, because that would be a Direct Tax and is unconstitutional.

The states, counties and cities charge you property tax just the same against the state and federal constitution.

They don't even give you a chance to make them prove they have this power, they just usurp that power which they don't have. You are "scared" into paying property tax or lose your property by the government.

You have no say so, unless you can afford to take your case to the higher courts, and then you are sent back to the same court that ruled against you to begin with. And THAT is Justice?

Federal Agents come on your property and scare you with federal crimes if you don't do this or that or you have violated a federal crime and under arrest. If you didn't commit a crime on federal land nor you are a federal citizen the federal agent has no jurisdiction to even talk to you. They scare you into believing you have to obey them. Of course, if you don't they may shoot you because they don't even know where their jurisdiction begins and ends. They actually think they have jurisdiction over everyone, anywhere in the USA. They Do NOT.

If one man rules the whole world (Beast or antichrist) then this whole world must be placed under a one world government. To say anything else is just plain stupid.

Our leaders have been antichrist every since they had God taken out of the schools. Yet, the first thing the officials say when a disaster strikes is "we pray to God for these people and their families". That's just plain Blasphemy.

You also posted: They really believe this crap. It's scary.

Yes, I do believe this crap. I don't say it will all happen over night, but it is slowly happening right now.

If you read the Declaration of Independence and just the answers in this comment you can plainly see the government is using scare tactics to take your rights away. Ask the home owners from New Orleans who seized their arms during the martial Law down there and ask them if they got their arms back! That is, the ones who weren't shot by the Martial Law Enforcement Tasks. Look at how FEMA prevented help from reaching these people when they needed it most.

All you have to do is look around you to see it all coming in place.

Bury your head in the sand and pretend it isn't happening and just maybe it will go away. NOT!

-- Posted by Unique-Lies on Sun, Jul 25, 2010, at 1:53 PM

Didn't Obama know what the condition of the administration was in when he ran for President?

Didn't he promise to do everything he hasn't done to correct it and make it better?

How did he think he could fix our democracy by hiring communists to help him?

At least Obama hasn't said the U.S. Constitution "is just a goddamned piece of paper".


I personally don't have anything against Obama. He is just a puppet like all the other presidents. President John F. Kennedy was the last good president we had. The rest do what they are told to do. We can't rely on a president today to do what is right, no matter who he is. Obama was tailor made to be our president. They are probably working on the next person to take his place.

-- Posted by Unique-Lies on Sun, Jul 25, 2010, at 2:02 PM

RV- Good link but that video is hardly conclusive.

1.) I didn't hear anyone using the N-word.

2.) There is no clear shot of anyone spitting.

3.) There are police officers right there. Intentionally spitting on someone is a form of assualt and would bring charges.

4.) There is a man to the left of the screen with a video camera that is closer to the action and has a better angle. If the video exists it would definitely be in his camera.

I wasn't there so I don't know. There is plenty of racism in this country that is for sure. There is the KKK, Black Panthers, Skin Heads and NAACP.

These are all racust groups, unless of course the CP in NAACP also stands for white people. White is also a color I believe.

The healthcare bill is just one more step in total control. HSA's are a much better solution. Many people use them effectively, they could be better. A MANDATE is not the answer!!

One simple way to cut costs; DRUG TESTING, I have to pass drug tests to keep my job and pay taxes. Why shouldn't those who reap the benefits of my employment not be required to pass the same tests?

-- Posted by Liveforlight on Sun, Jul 25, 2010, at 3:57 PM

Liveforlight, I agree with you about this drug testing idea. Anyone receiving taxpayer dollars in the form of grants, foodstamps, welfare, etc. should have to undergo random urine screening to keep receiving the benefits. The majority of people working to provide these handouts have to pass urine screens to get and keep the jobs they have. This idea alone would possibly save our country billions of dollars. Of course, the liberals would throw a fit and the entire ACLU would have a stroke. You can also bet your bottom dollar it would be called racist.

-- Posted by Tim Lokey on Mon, Jul 26, 2010, at 2:31 PM

I think that is a good idea, however, the Tax payers would have to pay for the urine tests, etc., lol.

I know the IRS has over 80 different taxes that people have to pay, but where is the tax form for paying for someones grants, foodstamps, welfare and aid to dependent children?

That all gets added onto The Gross National Debt, which is over $31,021,354,500,643. Even the poor will be paying this debt when it is called in.

Nothing comes out of your pocket for these programs. It is all added onto the National Debt.

Most of us will never have to pay a dime on this National debt.

When you pay your taxes, is there a line on your return that lists the amount of your equal share that you must pay to replace what welfare recipients received free?

Does the company you work for take out more money out of your paycheck for taxes for these freeloaders?

The government runs up that debt more than welfare does, but I don't hear people complaining about the government throwing money their way (Soc. Sec., disability checks, unemployment, and benefits of all kinds, blah, blah, blah).

Where is this separate account that holds taxpayers money until some poor person needs it?

We don't have any money to pay this bill. Uncle Sam is bankrupt and doesn't have it. The government and States add it in with their budget. The money for their budget comes from the IMF, not the taxpayers.

The taxpayers couldn't afford to pay the amount of money the Government gives away.

-- Posted by Unique-Lies on Tue, Jul 27, 2010, at 12:58 AM

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Bo Melson is a retired sports and police beat editor of the Times-Gazette. He passed away November 15, 2014, at age 81.
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