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Is this mic off?

Posted Tuesday, March 27, 2012, at 12:37 PM

Many of you may have heard the latest news story about President Obama meeting with Russian President Dmitry Medvedev discussing missile defense and at one point during the meeting Obama asked if the mics were off and after he was told that they were ,he told President Medvedev "This is my last election. After my election I have more flexibility," If you have not seen or read about this you can here http://www.nydailynews.com/news/election...

I would like to know your thoughts on this story, especially if you are an Obama supporter. Does it raise any concerns with you? Obama has come out since and said that "there is no hidden agenda" but what else could he say? Why would he be concerned about the microphones being off? I know there are things spoken between any meetings of Presidents that neither wants to be recorded but if there is no hidden agenda as Obama has stated then why want the microphones off in the first place?

On the other side however, the Republicans wasted no time to use this "mishap" against him by running this ad http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KwuEnHQVC...

Regardless of which side you are on I feel this makes our President look weak and not willing to take a stand on an important issue without putting his political career in front of what is best for the American people.


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This is not the first time he has 'goofed' with the microphone on. And, most likely, will not be the last. But, this time, I think this is a major issue. Just what is he promising under the table? And, how many other countries does he make side deals with? It's really scary.

-- Posted by ILoveRoses on Tue, Mar 27, 2012, at 4:37 PM

I would not want to live by sound bytes. BUT, he might have been better off with everything recorded, if he had no special agendas.

Regardless of Democrat or Republican, this only encourages the prevailing feeling of distrust in government

-- Posted by stevemills on Tue, Mar 27, 2012, at 5:09 PM

I think the President was simply stating to the Russian President that he might have more flexibility after November. U.S. Presidents historically focus more on foreign policy during their second term if they get reelected. It doesn't mean that they neglect domestic policy. They just have more leeway in their second term sans having to worry about reelection.

I also think that the political climate in Washington is very uncompromising right now. Perhaps the President feels that after the November elections, he will have a more favorable legislative body. I'm not condoning or condemning what he said, but for all intents and purposes, he just said what any other President probably would have said near the end of his first term.

-- Posted by volfanatic on Wed, Mar 28, 2012, at 9:36 AM

It didn't really surprise me at all.

But what has me puzzled is when he kept saying "MY election" and not "the election". And that "this would be MY last election."

What other destruction does he have in store for us? He almost completely demolished our economy. He has lowered our money. Does he really think that he when will win again??

-- Posted by PrpleHze on Wed, Mar 28, 2012, at 4:26 PM

Obama will win again just watch and see: not because he has done such a wonderful job nor because he is the most qualified he will win because there is nothing running against him who will do any better.Not that I embrace the idea of another 4 years of Obama but I'm "Just saying"

-- Posted by Dianatn on Thu, Mar 29, 2012, at 10:05 AM

Obama is going to win again, even if everyone votes against him. When he does, he will finish the job that he started by taking the US's economy the rest of the way down. Who is going to stop him? Anyone who goes against him is automatically considered a racist so, any vote that he wins on anything is a false vote.

-- Posted by -Beth- on Fri, Mar 30, 2012, at 4:32 AM

All of ya'll act like Obama is the worst President we ever had.His hands have been tied from day one as far as the economy is concerned.Because all the GOP has made it their mission to make President Obama fail no matter what or who has to suffer,mostly the middle class.Do you think people who make millons are hurting now NO they are making more money by buying up stocks and real estate while prices are low.So the rich win either way and The GOP might win the election with all of Romney's and his donors money.How ever the election goes the economy will get better because they won't be fighting to MAKE OBAMA A ONE TERM PRESIDENT!

As for what was spoke when he was talking with the mic on,people really don't know what he meant ,just what the news media wants us to think.

-- Posted by jdem on Tue, Apr 3, 2012, at 1:03 PM

Jdem,

How did republicans tie Owebama's hands when he had a filibuster-proof democrat supermajority the first two years?

-- Posted by quietmike on Wed, Apr 4, 2012, at 5:29 AM

Asking if the mics are off can only mean one thing. He is about to say something that he doesn't want anyone else to hear.

That is not suprising, or unusual, in itself. Most politicians say one thing to the public and do something else.

We have come to expect politicians to lie, why should we be suprised when they ask to turn off the mic during an election year? If a candidate runs on the platform of transparency in government, as he did, yet has his own records sealed, you would have to be pretty gullible to believe he would do otherwise after elected.

What is unknown and what really draws our attention is; What else was said that we aren't privy to?

Much like Pelosi's famous "We have to pass it to see what's in it." A huge government seizure of power and legislation designed to divide, more than likely.

-- Posted by Liveforlight on Thu, Apr 5, 2012, at 11:44 AM

while i am swamped by endless anti-obama rhetoric, it strikes me that it seems to be overwhelmingly of a ridiculous or trivial nature, and this is a good example.

having been in the presence of a microphone frequently, and as recently as this last weekend, the question; "is the mike off?" is one i have asked countless times. is there honestly anyone who wants every word they say broadcast to the world?

as far as the captured remarks go; it would require willful stupidity not to realize that obama only faces one more election. and he will join every other president since fdr in having a lot more latitude once re-election is no longer a possibility.

attempting to take such a trivial matter and somehow blow it up into some mysterious scandal is ridiculous. such nonsense casts doubt on the existence of any truly significant issues, otherwise why would something like this ever get a second mention?

i am not an obama supporter, i lean towards ron paul. but i have some reservations about the obvious republican nominee, and silly nonsense like this really turns me off the candidates from the republican party.

-- Posted by lazarus on Thu, Apr 5, 2012, at 7:49 PM

jdem, Obama's hands have been so tied that he hasn't been able to pass ANY bills during his reign. Of course I am being sarcastic. No one has stopped Obama from all of his spending sprees. No one has stopped him from his unconstitutional health care bill. No one has stopped him from doing ANYTHING! Why? Because people are too afraid to stand up to him. They are afraid because the bias media will paint them as racist or as someone not willing to cooperate with America's "first black" president.

Obama has had an agenda ever since, somehow, winning the presidency. He has been the most expensive president so far. Sure, the economy was bad when he became president.....but not this bad. Obama, who has no experience, was put into a position where he had no idea of what to do. Sure you have to spend money to make money. But he has been on a spending spree ever since taking office. He refuses to abide by our constitution. And he has done nothing but try to destroy the US. That is why everyone wants him out of office!!!

-- Posted by -Beth- on Fri, Apr 6, 2012, at 9:44 AM

"Sure, the economy was bad when he became president.....but not this bad." Really? I am doing better now.

"He refuses to abide by our constitution." How?

"And he has done nothing but try to destroy the US." Again, How?

"That is why everyone wants him out of office!!!" Wrong, because I know plenty of people that love what he has done.

-- Posted by Evil Monkey on Fri, Apr 6, 2012, at 9:23 PM

1) You may be doing better now, but a large percentage of Americans are not. There have been more people who have lost their jobs since Obama has been in office than ever.

2) There are plenty of examples. First is the health care. Secondly, he refuses to protect our country from terrorists. He is against our policies on illegal aliens because then his family members would be deported as well.

3) By tearing down everything that the US has stood for. By lowering the value of our money so low that we most likely will never recover. He has cause more separation in the American people instead of uniting them. Putting us into the biggest debt that we have ever been in. Again, he is the most expensive president that we have ever had.

4) There are only a very small hand full of people that I know that approve of him. The rest want him out before he completely lowers our standard of life.

Since you highly love what he has done. Please explain what good has he done to help out the American people.

-- Posted by -Beth- on Sat, Apr 7, 2012, at 5:01 AM

Well said Beth

-- Posted by quietmike on Sat, Apr 7, 2012, at 5:36 AM

Beth,

1) that is your opinion, I know several members in my family that are doing far better than they have in 15 years.

2) Health Care? Sorry but the Supreme Court hasn't ruled on that yet, so again that is opinionated. How many terrorist attacks have happened in the past 3 years? What policies are you referring to? he has more than doubled the amount of patrol agents on our borders and it's budget since he has been in office. He has also deported more illegals than Bush did in 8 years.

3) OH Obama lowered the value of money or did the financial sector do it by over-inflating property values? Obama had nothing to do with the economy.

Sorry, but again, he hasn't caused any more separation in the American people. He didn't put us in debt, Wall Street did.

4) I disagree.

Stimlus aka The Reinvestment plan.

In March 2009, before it was launched, Q1 GDP was -6.4% (it has since been revised to -4.9%)and the Dow had slid to 6,500. By Q4 2009, GDP was +5% and the Dow had risen to 10,428.

Did he get out of Iraq? Yep, How many other wars did he start? He has been effective at getting rid of a lot of wasteful spending.

Finance reform. Health Care reform. Financial aid reform. Repealed DADT. Saved Automakers and quite a few jobs. He gave the green light to offing bin Laden.

Ordered all federal agencies to undertake a study and make recommendations for ways to cut spending;

Ordered a review of all federal operations to identify and cut wasteful spending and practices;

Instituted enforcements for equal pay for women;

Beginning the withdrawal of US troops from Iraq;

Families of fallen soldiers have expenses covered to be on hand when the body arrives at Dover A.F.B.;

Ended media "blackout" on war casualties; reporting full information;

Ended media "blackout" on covering the return of fallen soldiers to Dover A.F.B.; the media is now permitted to do so pending adherence to respectful rules and approval of fallen soldier's family;

The White House and federal government are respecting the Freedom of Information Act;

Instructed all federal agencies to promote openness and transparency as much as possible;

Limits on lobbyists' access to the White House;

Limits on White House aides working for lobbyists after their tenure in the administration;

Ended the previous "stop-loss" policy that kept soldiers in Iraq/Afghanistan longer than their enlistment date;

Phasing out the expensive F-22 war plane and other outdated weapons systems, which weren't even used or needed in Iraq/Afghanistan;

Removed restrictions on embryonic stem-cell research;

Federal support for stem-cell and new biomedical research;

New federal funding for science and research labs;

States are permitted to enact federal fuel efficiency standards above federal standards;

Increased infrastructure spending (roads, bridges, power plants...) after years of neglect;

Funds for high-speed, broadband Internet access to K-12 schools;

New funds for school construction;

Housing rescue plan;

$789 billion economic stimulus plan;

The public can meet with federal housing insurers to refinance (the new plan can be completed in one day) a mortgage if they are having trouble paying;

The "secret detention" facilities in Eastern Europe and elsewhere are being closed;

Ended the previous policy; the US now has a no torture policy and is in compliance with the Geneva Convention standards;

Better body armor is now being provided to our troops;

The missile defense program is being cut by $1.4 billion in 2010;

Restarted the nuclear non-proliferation talks and building back up the nuclear inspection infrastructure/protocols;

Reengaged in the treaties/agreements to protect the Antarctic;

Reengaged in the agreements/talks on global warming and greenhouse gas emissions;

Visited more countries and met with more world leaders than any president in his first six months in office;

Successful release of US captain held by Somali pirates; authorized the SEALS to do their job;

US Navy increasing patrols off Somali coast;

Attractive tax write-offs for those who buy hybrid automobiles;

"Cash for clunkers" program offers vouchers to trade in fuel inefficient, polluting old cars for new cars; stimulates auto sales;

Announced plans to purchase fuel efficient American-made fleet for the federal government;

Expanded the SCHIP program to cover health care for 4 million more children;

Signed national service legislation; expanded national youth service program;

Instituted a new policy on Cuba, allowing Cuban families to return "home" to visit loved ones;

Ended the previous policy of not regulating and labeling carbon dioxide emissions;

Expanding vaccination programs;

Immediate and efficient response to the floods in North Dakota and other natural disasters;

Closed offshore tax safe havens;

Negotiated deal with Swiss banks to permit US government to gain access to records of tax evaders and criminals;

Ended the previous policy of offering tax benefits to corporations who outsource American jobs; the new policy is to promote in-sourcing to bring jobs back;

Ended the previous practice of protecting credit card companies; in place of it are new consumer protections from credit card industry's predatory practices;

Energy producing plants must begin preparing to produce 15% of their energy from renewable sources;

Lower drug costs for seniors;

Ended the previous practice of forbidding Medicare from negotiating with drug manufacturers for cheaper drugs; the federal government is now realizing hundreds of millions in savings;

Increasing pay and benefits for military personnel;

Improved housing for military personnel;

Initiating a new policy to promote federal hiring of military spouses;

Improved conditions at Walter Reed Military Hospital and other military hospitals;

Increasing student loans;

Increasing opportunities in AmeriCorps program;

Sent envoys to Middle East and other parts of the world that had been neglected for years; reengaging in multilateral and bilateral talks and diplomacy;

Established a new cyber security office;

Beginning the process of reforming and restructuring the military 20 years after the Cold War to a more modern fighting force... this includes new procurement policies, increasing size of military, new technology and cyber units and operations, etc.;

Ended previous policy of awarding no-bid defense contracts;

Ordered a review of hurricane and natural disaster preparedness;

Established a National Performance Officer charged with saving the federal government money and making federal operations more efficient;

Students struggling to make college loan payments can have their loans refinanced;

Improving benefits for veterans;

Many more press conferences and town halls and much more media access than previous administration;

Instituted a new focus on mortgage fraud;

The FDA is now regulating tobacco;

Ended previous policy of cutting the FDA and circumventing FDA rules;

Ended previous practice of having White House aides rewrite scientific and environmental rules, regulations, and reports;

Authorized discussions with North Korea and private mission by Pres. Bill Clinton to secure the release of two Americans held in prisons;

Authorized discussions with Myanmar and mission by Sen. Jim Webb to secure the release of an American held captive;

Making more loans available to small businesses;

Established independent commission to make recommendations on slowing the costs of Medicare;

Appointment of first Latina to the Supreme Court;

Authorized construction/opening of additional health centers to care for veterans;

Limited salaries of senior White House aides; cut to $100,000;

Renewed loan guarantees for Israel;

Changed the failing/status quo military command in Afghanistan;

Deployed additional troops to Afghanistan;

New Afghan War policy that limits aerial bombing and prioritizes aid, development of infrastructure, diplomacy, and good government practices by Afghans;

Announced the long-term development of a national energy grid with renewable sources and cleaner, efficient energy production;

Returned money authorized for refurbishment of White House offices and private living quarters;

Paid for redecorations of White House living quarters out of his own pocket;

Attempting to reform the nation's healthcare system which is the most expensive in the world yet leaves almost 50 million without health insurance and millions more under-insured;

Has put the ball in play for comprehensive immigration reform;

Has announced his intention to push for energy reform; and

Has announced his intention to push for education reform.

This all before August 2009...

-- Posted by Evil Monkey on Sat, Apr 7, 2012, at 11:20 AM

IMO the only people doing better under Obama would be people on the dole. Taxpayers are definitely feeling the effects of obama's foolishness.

Cash for clunkers, shovel ready, stimulus, giveaway boondoggles to Solyndra, a record number of people on foodstamps and welfare, two years worth of unemployment, gas and energy rates through the roof.

Obama is a socialist and the sooner he is gone the better off the non moochers in this country will be.

-- Posted by quietmike on Sat, Apr 7, 2012, at 1:22 PM

EM

Look again at your list of obama "accomplishments".

How many did NOT include growing the size and power of the government?

Why is obama and his supporters so opposed to letting people be free to solve their own problems as the constitution outlines?

-- Posted by quietmike on Sat, Apr 7, 2012, at 1:27 PM

Ok, let me point out a few things in your list. First, before I pick it apart, a majority of the "good" things that you claim Obama has done was to help out OTHER countries and BIG corporations....not the taxpayers or the ones who are hard working in this country.

Finance reform. Health Care reform. Financial aid reform. Repealed DADT. Saved Automakers and quite a few jobs. He gave the green light to offing bin Laden.......... Finance reform, health care reform all helped out corporations. Who do not in return, help out the little folks. Repealing of the DADT has been nothing but trouble. Again, seperating Americans. It does not matter what your sexual pref is. If you want to dedicate your life in protecting this country, then it shouldn't matter! The "offing" of Bin Laden was a re-election move. Bin Laden was dying due to medical problems anyways. How did this help the taxpayers of America?

Beginning the withdrawal of US troops from Iraq..........I understand that troops want to come home, but what are they going to do when they get back? There are no jobs and the jobs that they had before they left have been filled. Also, Iraq wanted us out BEFORE Obama pulled them out. So, this doesn't help out the American people, but instead another foreign country.

Stimlus aka The Reinvestment plan.......Haha. Do you mean the disappointing and failure plan? How did it stimulate the economy? Oh, but wait you stated that he had nothing to do with the economy. The stimulus was a complete waste of money. It costed us more money than it was worth. Obama claimed that it would help out those who were in poverty.. Really? Is that why there are more people on Foodstamps and Welfare and Unemployment than ever? Poverty has actually increased instead of decreasing.

The stimulus also stated that there would be 1 million electric cars on the road by 2015. Let's see the Chevy Volt is bombing. Solyndra is gone and so is the thought of everyone driving electric cars. The stimulus helped out other countries and not ours. Big name companies such as Coca-Cola built new plants with the help of the stimulus..... IN OTHER COUNTRIES.

he has more than doubled the amount of patrol agents on our borders and it's budget since he has been in office. He has also deported more illegals than Bush did in 8 years..........If there are so many border patrol agents, then why are there still so many illegals coming in, taking jobs, spreading diseases, living off of our tax money, etc. There have been more border patrol agents killed due to the dope heads coming across. But Obama's way of solving it is giving ALL illegal aliens, including his grandmother and half brother Amensty.

Housing rescue plan.........This did not help out people who were losing their homes. It helped out banks and mortgage companies.

The "secret detention" facilities in Eastern Europe and elsewhere are being closed......This is suppose to help us out how? Now we get to release all of the terrorist back out into the world.

Ended the previous policy; the US now has a no torture policy and is in compliance with the Geneva Convention standards....That helps us out how? So, instead of doing what we need to do to get information, we simply put them in a corner like 5 year old or give them a stern talking to, to force them to talk.

The missile defense program is being cut by $1.4 billion in 2010.......This along with cuts in the military puts our country in danger. First, you are cutting jobs which means more people on unemployment. Next, we will not have any way of defending ourselves. While other countries are strengthing their military, we are cutting ours.

Attractive tax write-offs for those who buy hybrid automobiles; "Cash for clunkers" program offers vouchers to trade in fuel inefficient, polluting old cars for new cars; stimulates auto sales......... Ok, encouraging people to purchase cars with what money??? Just another failure for taxpayers.

Again, the majority of the "rescue plans" did not help anyone but big corps and other countries. It has cost more people their jobs and their security. Just because the media reports that "job claims are down" does not mean anything. That report only counts NEW claims. Not existing claims or those who can no longer file because theirs ran out and those who never filed any claims. I don't know what you and your family do for a living, but apparently you are not in the blue-collared workforce. And I am glad to see that you and your family members are doing better financially. But just because you are does not mean the rest of the US is.

-- Posted by -Beth- on Sun, Apr 8, 2012, at 9:22 AM

Well, perhaps a short list of what has been done WRONG by Obama.

1.) Paymments to Mexico to pay for abortions in that country.

2.) No budget that even a Democratic controlled congress would even consider voting on.

3.)Addition of 5 Trillion dollars of national debt. More in 3 yrs, than Bush did in eight.

4.)Supported the overthrough of leaders friendly to Israel, our ally, in Libya and Egypt thererby helping the Muslim Brotherhood.

5.)Did not support the people of Iran who asked to help overthrow a dictator who has sworn to destroy US and Israel.

6.)Did not give our generals in the field the troops they asked for in Afghanistan.

7.)Has presided over 2/3 of the deaths of our soldiers in Afghanistan. More than a thousnad soldiers have died under his leadership, far more than Bush even with the invasion.

8.)Sent 500 Million taxpayer dollars to Solyndra which filed bankruptcy within two years.

9.)Forced through a healthcare bill that the majority of Americans oppose. Many states are now involved in lawsuits against it as we speak. This great plan as so good that many Unions have sought and received exemptions.

10.)Signed A bill suspending Habeus Corpus for US citizens after saying he would veto it.

11.)Changed the language of the Homeland Securtiy Preparedness law to allow seizure of personal property and labor by the government for any reason emergency or not.

12.) Signed an executive order which allowed for the sezizure of 401k plans. This was subsequently overruled by Judge John Roll. Judge Roll was killed when Gabriel Giffords was shot.

A dozen should be enough given the gravity of each one.

Obama is not going to say what is doing, mic on or mic off. He is a Politician. Politicians lie and distort the truth. They are just more careful about it when the mic is on.

-- Posted by Liveforlight on Sun, Apr 8, 2012, at 2:28 PM

Look!!!

Owebama's leadership has bout us yet another credit downgrade, from AA+ to AA.

(But at least he isn't that evil Bush!!!)

http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2012-04-05...

-- Posted by quietmike on Sun, Apr 8, 2012, at 7:28 PM

Well, I have to admit personally I did better financially under the George W. Bush years of presidency but I have no desire to have him in back in office. There are many flaws to Obama and I think he has done just as much damage to this country as Bush did. I do find it amusing that he made all these promises when running for president and has failed on many levels to uphold those promises so I see him as no different than most of the politicians in Washington who could care less about the people of this country and is only looking out for himself.

Evil Mike . . . I am so glad to hear you are doing better under the Obama reign. You are the first person I know that has made such a claim so maybe there is hope (or maybe I should give up and start asking for government handouts . . . I hear the cheese is wonderful). :-)

-- Posted by jaxspike on Mon, Apr 9, 2012, at 7:57 AM

Pretty funny stuff here. Too bad 90% of it is made up and just Fox News run-off.

Jaxspike, not sure if you are referring to me or quietmike, but if you are referring to me, Are you saying I am getting government handouts? Simply put, you're uninformed and a liar.

Unbeknownst to you, You don't know of my economic or other financial status, don't assume. In fact, I just got back from my second vacation in the past 6 months and it was a blast.

-- Posted by Evil Monkey on Mon, Apr 9, 2012, at 12:55 PM

Wow . . . so I am uninformed and a liar and I have no clue why? My comment at the end was not insinuating that you are on welfare . . . I was just being sarcastic about having hope.

But hey, I am tickled to death that you are experiencing some success and have taken two vacations in the past six months. Unfortunately when you brag about such things it only makes you look like a tool in front of those individuals who are just struggling to get by on a daily basis.

-- Posted by jaxspike on Mon, Apr 9, 2012, at 2:05 PM

Wow, Monkey, 2 vacations in 6 months! Must be nice.

As for the 90% 'made up' or Fox News run-off as you put it, I think you need to live back on earth for a while and just look around. More people are struggling to just get by now; more people are losing their homes due to foreclosure; more people are buying the bare necessities due to lack of steady work; more people are going without health care due to not having employment where insurance is attainable; (and the Almighty O's health care bill is just a ploy in a lot of ways to get other hidden laws passed). Tell me how a capital gains tax is in any way related to health care; that should be a separate and different issue altogether. Every politician should be made to live at the poverty level for 6 months - maybe then they would understand the struggles of every day life for those that wonder if there will be enough to pay the electric bill, enough to buy food for the family (just the bare necessities and possibly no meat on the table), and wonder if there is enough to buy shoes and clothes for their growing children.

Yeah, Monkey, pat yourself on the back - you've got it gooooood! But thanks to Almighty O for spending, and sending, trillions abroad, more people are doing without now than they did under Bush.

-- Posted by ILoveRoses on Mon, Apr 9, 2012, at 3:28 PM

EvilMonkey,

I asked before, but I guess you missed it, Do you count increased government control and less individual freedoms as a good thing?

If you do, I understand why you like Obama.

IMO, Obama's pitiful performance and unconstitutional stances aren't the worst thing, the worst thing is that so many "Americans" are willing to trade their birthright of freedom for a the promise of a few shiny trinkets.

-- Posted by quietmike on Mon, Apr 9, 2012, at 4:38 PM

Unbeknownst to you, You don't know of my economic or other financial status, don't assume. In fact, I just got back from my second vacation in the past 6 months and it was a blast.

-- Posted by Evil Monkey on Mon, Apr 9, 2012, at 12:55 PM

Really? Wow, you really seem to be in the money. Let me guess you are either in politics or a banker. Because those seem to be the only jobs that have not really been affected. Or you are a owner of a company that pays your workers very little and parades around bragging and showing off your new toys to the other little kids in the sandbox.

No one actually cares how many vacations you have taken. Clearly, you have only a one track mind and that is about yourself. I would think that if I was in a comfortable position where I had so much money I could just throw it around, I would help out others.

-- Posted by -Beth- on Mon, Apr 9, 2012, at 4:44 PM

LOL! I guess no one appreciates all of your hard work and good fortune EM. You had better be careful; all of these conservatives may decide that re-distributing your wealth may not be such a bad idea.

-- Posted by memyselfi on Mon, Apr 9, 2012, at 7:00 PM

I also wonder what Evilmonkey does for a living. I will guess he works in the INSURANCE industry. Because my insurance cost shot up this last year due to Obamacare, (or at least that is what they told us).

Those guys take more vacations than anyone else I know. Hey, good money if you can get it! Especially when the government herds them up for you.

-- Posted by Liveforlight on Mon, Apr 9, 2012, at 7:14 PM

Hey I like that one memyself! Obviously EVIL has enough for you and I to get some help paying for our healthcare, I mean Insurance. LOL

-- Posted by Liveforlight on Mon, Apr 9, 2012, at 7:19 PM

I don't work for insurance, healthcare or am a politician. I help small businesses. That's all I do.

jaxspike,

you insinuated I was on welfare, there was no sarcasm.

quietmike,

What governmental control? Nothing has increased any governmental control since Obama has been in office. I can still buy a gun, I can still drive. The only governmental control I see is Republican passing bills on how women have to get invasive scans to get contraceptives and what people can say about sex in schools. Do I agree with every policy that Obama has placed? No not at all, but I am scared to find out what Romney or Santorum would do.

Beth, yep, I have a one track mind and Nope, you are wrong, it isn't about me it is about small businesses and how can I help them the same way it helped my business.

Liveforlight, insurance has skyrocketed and it will keep going up:( Why should I pay for everyone else's decisions? Wouldn't that be socialism?

-- Posted by Evil Monkey on Mon, Apr 9, 2012, at 10:35 PM

Lets look at just your list for examples of more government control under Obama:

Federal support for stem-cell and new biomedical research;

New federal funding for science and research labs;

Increased infrastructure spending (roads, bridges, power plants...) after years of neglect;

Funds for high-speed, broadband Internet access to K-12 schools;

New funds for school construction;

Housing rescue plan;

$789 billion economic stimulus plan;

The public can meet with federal housing insurers to refinance (the new plan can be completed in one day) a mortgage if they are having trouble paying;

Reengaged in the treaties/agreements to protect the Antarctic;

Reengaged in the agreements/talks on global warming and greenhouse gas emissions;

Visited more countries and met with more world leaders than any president in his first six months in office;

Attractive tax write-offs for those who buy hybrid automobiles;

"Cash for clunkers" program offers vouchers to trade in fuel inefficient, polluting old cars for new cars; stimulates auto sales;

Announced plans to purchase fuel efficient American-made fleet for the federal government;

Expanded the SCHIP program to cover health care for 4 million more children;

Signed national service legislation; expanded national youth service program;

Ended the previous policy of not regulating and labeling carbon dioxide emissions;

Expanding vaccination programs;

Immediate and efficient response to the floods in North Dakota and other natural disasters;

Closed offshore tax safe havens;

Ended the previous practice of protecting credit card companies; in place of it are new consumer protections from credit card industry's predatory practices;

Energy producing plants must begin preparing to produce 15% of their energy from renewable sources;

Lower drug costs for seniors;

Initiating a new policy to promote federal hiring of military spouses;

Increasing student loans;

Increasing opportunities in AmeriCorps program;

Established a new cyber security office;

Established a National Performance Officer charged with saving the federal government money and making federal operations more efficient;

Students struggling to make college loan payments can have their loans refinanced;

Instituted a new focus on mortgage fraud;

The FDA is now regulating tobacco;

Ended previous policy of cutting the FDA and circumventing FDA rules;

Ended previous practice of having White House aides rewrite scientific and environmental rules, regulations, and reports;

Making more loans available to small businesses;

Established independent commission to make recommendations on slowing the costs of Medicare;

Appointment of first Latina to the Supreme Court;

Authorized construction/opening of additional health centers to care for veterans;

Limited salaries of senior White House aides; cut to $100,000;

Renewed loan guarantees for Israel;

Announced the long-term development of a national energy grid with renewable sources and cleaner, efficient energy production;

Attempting to reform the nation's healthcare system which is the most expensive in the world yet leaves almost 50 million without health insurance and millions more under-insured;

Has put the ball in play for comprehensive immigration reform;

Has announced his intention to push for energy reform; and

Has announced his intention to push for education reform.

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Every one of these puts more power in the hands of government and means less freedom for us.

-- Posted by quietmike on Mon, Apr 9, 2012, at 11:13 PM

quite a stretch there mike. Guess you want to not support Israel and not have health care for veterans plus You want gravel roads, ignorant people and the elderly to be destitute.

What is your solution mike?

-- Posted by Evil Monkey on Tue, Apr 10, 2012, at 12:37 AM

A stretch would be your claim (among others) that Owebama has reduced the influence of lobbyists.

You are aware that Owebama appointed the chief lobbyist for Monsanto to head up the FDA, aren't you?

Supporting Israel?!?!? Owebama has given far more money to his compadres in the muslim brotherhood.

School children have become more ignorant since the feds got involved in education.

My solution?

I know it is an alien concept, but how about following the constitution? Liberals never like that idea.

-- Posted by quietmike on Tue, Apr 10, 2012, at 1:37 AM

Liveforlight, insurance has skyrocketed and it will keep going up:( Why should I pay for everyone else's decisions? Wouldn't that be socialism?

-- Posted by Evil Monkey on Mon, Apr 9, 2012, at 10:35 PM

Yes, that would be socialism, and that is exactly what the Dems. passed against the will of the people that is commonly referred to as Obamacare.

They are trying to sell people on the idea that more insurance equals lower healthcare costs. When it is actually the opposite. The more insurance the higher the healtcare costs. More insurance increase the demand for services and adds the cost of the insurance itself to the people.

What needs to be regulated are items associated with healthcare costs, Drug companies, suppliers, Educators, lawsuits. Etc.

-- Posted by Liveforlight on Tue, Apr 10, 2012, at 6:10 AM

quietmike,

What republicans don't understand is, the idea that they started destroying the Constitution years ago. Since this isn't a novel concept invented by Obama. Where were you back when it started? Why are you so uptight about it now?

This is no different then Bush doing it and yet, I didn't see you cry and whine and call him names about it then?

Regarding the lobbyists, He has tried quite a few times to enact that, but it gets delayed in the House. Who controls the House?

Liberals don't like the idea of following the Constitution, that's just plain insane. What makes you think that? In fact, we like the Constitution, we like it so much we feel that everyone should have the freedom of religion, freedom of speech, and most of all freedom for the pursuit of happiness. That doesn't mean restrict women's wages, or only have healthcare for the wealthy or government workers or that marriage should be for 1 class of people.

Nice try on trying to vilifying liberals, those evil hippies must keep you up at night.

Liveforlight,

I do believe Republicans were there as well when that Healthcare reform bill passed and if Obama and Democrats had their way, Insurance companies wouldn't be a part of it, Republicans forced that mandate. Additionally, Obama and Democrats have been fighting to not allow the precedence of the Pharmaceutical companies to pick their prices without any negotiations.

The biggest problem with the entire mess is, Congress is bought. And btw, I really do appreciate you keeping it civil.

-- Posted by Evil Monkey on Tue, Apr 10, 2012, at 8:11 AM

I can't believe someone on here said "offing" Bin Laden was a re election move and he was dying of medical problems. That is hilarious to me because if dubba or mitt or santorum or WHOEVER with the big R in front of their name had done it there would still be parades in their honor marching down the streets.

-- Posted by GoTitans on Tue, Apr 10, 2012, at 9:05 AM

Evil monkey,

You are big on claims but short on specifics. What exactly does the house have to do with owebama appointing someone head of a department? Nothing.

Owebama had a veto proof supermajority for two years and all he used it for was to push socialism.

-- Posted by quietmike on Tue, Apr 10, 2012, at 10:02 AM

What liberals don't understand about the "pursuit of happiness" is the pursuit part. Pursuit means chase. That means it is up to the individual to get off the couch and pursue their own happiness.

Liberal democrats have perverted this idea to mean that happiness must be delivered to someone's door via monthly check.

If we don't freely provide everything their hearts desire, at no cost to them, we are evil and violating their rights.

If liberal democrats don't have a "victimized underclass" to pander to, they have no message.

-- Posted by quietmike on Tue, Apr 10, 2012, at 10:35 AM

Evil Monkey . . . I exactly know what I said and I did not insinuate you were on welfare.

Unfortunately you are the liar now. Stop while you are ahead before I make you look like an even bigger fool than you already are.

-- Posted by jaxspike on Tue, Apr 10, 2012, at 11:09 AM

I can't believe someone on here said "offing" Bin Laden was a re election move and he was dying of medical problems. That is hilarious to me because if dubba or mitt or santorum or WHOEVER with the big R in front of their name had done it there would still be parades in their honor marching down the streets.

-- Posted by GoTitans on Tue, Apr 10, 2012, at 9:05 AM

I wouldn't care who did it, it was a move that happens close to the time that he stated that he would be running for president for a second term. I believe that Bush was in office when Saddam was caught. I didn't see any "parades" for that.

-- Posted by -Beth- on Tue, Apr 10, 2012, at 11:50 AM

....I do believe Republicans were there as well when that Healthcare reform bill passed and if Obama and Democrats had their way, Insurance companies wouldn't be a part of it, Republicans forced that mandate. Additionally, Obama and Democrats have been fighting to not allow the precedence of the Pharmaceutical companies to pick their prices without any negotiations....-- Posted by Evil Monkey on Tue, Apr 10, 2012, at 8:11 AM

The Democrats were the ones who were pushing for the bill to pass. Remember Nancy's comment was "Pass it now and read it later". No one really knows everything that is the bill. It was so huge, we truly have no idea what Obama and his goons have done. The price of health care and meds will double as soon as it is passed. The Supreme Court will pass it because Obama has already "threaten" that he would do something if they didn't. No one can truly challenge the Supreme Court. But the all-high and mighty Obama has. The passing of the health care bill is going to require people who are barely getting by now to choose between food and necessities versus health care. For our family of 5, the price taking out my hb's per paycheck is roughly $150. That is up from last year's $125. It may not sound like a lot to you, but to us it is. Especially since we never use it.

The problem is that the government is over-stepping their boundaries by giving themselves more power. And taking our liberties away in the process. Everything that the government touches turns into a nightmare. Public Education, taking over of banks, the free-loading system of welfare. Our country is starting to become the land of the moochers instead of prosperity and growth. Why should we need to rely on the government for everything?

-- Posted by -Beth- on Tue, Apr 10, 2012, at 12:08 PM

I may be mistaken, but I seem to recall that only one Republican voted FOR the Healthcare bill. If that is so, then you can't use the plural of the word and say the "Republicans" voted for it.

The media will report to you that it had bi-partisan support, which is true,,, barely.

-- Posted by Liveforlight on Tue, Apr 10, 2012, at 12:17 PM

I was wrong. According to Wikipedia, the only Bi-partisan vote was AGAINST Obamacare.

PPACA passed the Senate on December 24, 2009, by a vote of 60--39 with all Democrats and two Independents voting for, and all Republicans voting against.[9] It passed the House of Representatives on March 21, 2010, by a vote of 219--212, with 34 Democrats and all 178 Republicans voting against the bill.[10]

A majority of the states, and numerous organizations and individual persons, have filed actions in federal court challenging the constitutionality of PPACA.[11] As of January 2012[update], two of four federal appellate courts have upheld it; a third declared the individual mandate unconstitutional, while a fourth ruled the federal Anti-Injunction Act prevents the issue from being decided until taxpayers begin paying penalties in 2015.[12][13][14] The Supreme Court heard six hours of oral argument on March 26--28, 2012, and is expected to issue its decision by the end of June.[

-- Posted by Liveforlight on Tue, Apr 10, 2012, at 12:25 PM

"If liberal democrats don't have a "victimized underclass" to pander to, they have no message."

HAHAHA, isn't this about the most hypocritical thing I have heard today! You just made my week!

Beth,

Insurance companies and medical industries control that, not Obama if he did, that would be socialism. What you are talking about is Capitalism. There was the mandate that the republicans wanted added to allow the single payer option, that MIGHT be why the insurance rates increase, but I am not in that industry so I can't comment on that. I remember Pelosi's comment, I also remember the Republican mantra, Whatever the cost, make Obama fail as a one term President. No matter what the casualties, they want him to fail.

And the reason why there were no parades for Bush because Saddam was caught was because the War in Iraq was a huge mistake. Saddam kept Iran in check, and if he was still in power, Gas would be affordable and Iran wouldn't be an issue now.

I am sorry that you are having a hard time but the good news is, there are a ton of ways to cut costs without sacrificing your lifestyle. We cut costs on a few things and have a much better lifestyle than ever. I might seem like a big old meanie but I am nice, you might even have met me.

jaxspike, LOL

-- Posted by Evil Monkey on Tue, Apr 10, 2012, at 4:01 PM

Glad I made your week, too bad you dodged the question, again.

-- Posted by quietmike on Tue, Apr 10, 2012, at 8:06 PM

I didn't dodge your question, just doing what you do, ignoring mine. I answered yours, Yet you ignored mine and the statements resounding to them. I am not your dancing monkey. I had several questions that you ignored. So pfft! You disrespect me as a person, I disrespect you. Simply put, You had your chance.

-- Posted by Evil Monkey on Tue, Apr 10, 2012, at 8:27 PM

I answered your question. House control has zero to do with appointment of a department head.

I guess I can count myself lucky. Usually one gets called a racist when a liberal is losing the debate.

-- Posted by quietmike on Tue, Apr 10, 2012, at 9:06 PM

quietmike,

What does a department head have to do with anything, you changed the entire subject when you were asked simple questions. There is no debate if the fact remains, Obama is not destroying America like you and several others have stated. In fact, ANYTHING that Obama says or does is scrutinized to the point of being frivolous. So, if something serious or important does come forth, who is going to listen? It's like the Boy that cried wolf.

You are so dead focused on trying to find something wrong with Obama you aren't seeing the larger picture that I have stated several times.

-- Posted by Evil Monkey on Wed, Apr 11, 2012, at 10:58 AM

The (FDA) department head was formerly the chief lobbyist for Monsanto. That belies your claim that Obama has reduced lobbyists influence in his administration.

Owebama has increased the national debt more than all previous presidents combined.

Obama has started wars-Somalia, Yemen, Uganda, and Lybia. You demagogue Bush for two wars, but ignore Obama's FOUR.

Gas prices, unemployment, public assistance use, the deficit, and public distrust of the government have all increased exponentially under Obama, so I, along with most Americans, think Obama is the worst president we've ever had.

-- Posted by quietmike on Wed, Apr 11, 2012, at 12:36 PM

Oh David,

http://www.nytimes.com/2012/04/15/us/pol...

-- Posted by quietmike on Mon, Apr 16, 2012, at 1:04 PM

Evil Monkey . . . if the country is getting better under the Obama administration then why did the Congressional Budget Office say yesterday that 45 million people in 2011 received Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program benefits, a 70% increase from 2007. It said the number of people receiving the benefits, commonly known as food stamps, would continue growing until 2014.

Um, doesnt sound like things are getting better to me.

-- Posted by jaxspike on Fri, Apr 20, 2012, at 7:23 AM

"President Obama released his tax returns. It turns out he made $900,000 less in 2011 then he did in 2010. You know what that means? Even Obama is doing worse under President Obama." --Jay Leno

-- Posted by quietmike on Fri, Apr 20, 2012, at 11:48 AM

Ya'll sure are NASTY. You have to remember that Barack Hussein Obamanation is a Liar, so everything out of his mouth is a lie.

Obama is pushing right now to give the United Nation gun control over the American citizens. They are including hunting rifles and target guns.

Haven't you heard of Obama working towards building an Interpoll Army inside our country with power over all the people. President told the college students that we need an army of American Kids to train to be soldiers against our own families.

We were taught years ago in school how foreign countries used their kids to fight wars for them. I remember thinking how awful that was to use kids. Well, that is what Pres Obama is pushing for if he is re-elected and (like I predicted last year) he will be kept in the office of the President. He will also be the last US President.

All the evil things Obama has done, he has just got started and has spoken of several other things he has plans to do to our country and the people.

As for the Fox News, it isn't on the government's payroll, so I would trust them over the other whimmpy news medias. People who don't like Fox don't want the truth. I listen to other stations just to get their made-up versions of the news. No one seems to just be able to tell the news. They have to make it more dramatic and in their favor.

I myself am surviving, but struggling. My money won't buy as much and the T-G stopped putting the coupon inserts in their Sunday paper.

The cost of everything going up is because Obama gave our money away making everything cost more.

I tried to live on a budget but Uncle Obama has reached into my bank account and took money out of MY Budget to run His Budget, which we see today that he is short again and will need to be bailed out again.

The Banks charge me a monthly service charge now because I don't keep enough money in my account every month. Didn't the Finance Corp get their stimulus package already. Now they have to ask for more. Thanks Uncle Obama.

The Finance Corporations lowered the cost of homes (or actually stole every dime you had in EQUITY) That is Grand Theft! That was thousand and thousand of US Dollars they took from us and didn't even use a gun to do it. This happened on Uncle Obama's watch. Working for the people? I think not. He was begged to make the speculators lower the price of gasoline. He told us he couldn't do that but now since we are closer to election time, guess what! Will you say that was something good Obama done by waiting until the middle of the election campaign to do it?

Unemployment? That is the biggest lie! There are way more than 8%, even 9% unemployed.

Even at 10% just how bad should that make the economy? 10% of 320 Million people, WOW! That is just a drop in the bucket and shouldn't even show up.

They don't seem to think 9.75% sales taxes is very much when it comes to spending your money that has already been taxed. What is the deal with only 8% unemployed. This country has never seen the day when only 8-10% of the people were not working. AT least 10% of the population has never worked in this country. Just MORE UNIQUE-LIES!

President Obama has a Super Highway to build next to the Alaskan Pipeline which has already been started in Texas and Mexico. He has to open the borders between Mexico, United States and Canada to create the North American Union. Obama has to get the peace treaty signed between Israel and Palestine. He has to usher in the New World Order aka One World Order.

King Obama has been so distracted by spending our money that he forgot what he was put in office (by the banks) to do. They will have to keep him in now!

Have a great day!

-- Posted by Unique-Lies on Fri, Apr 20, 2012, at 12:34 PM

Well said!

-- Posted by ILoveRoses on Fri, Apr 20, 2012, at 1:26 PM

Very well put Unique-Lies!!

-- Posted by -Beth- on Mon, Apr 23, 2012, at 11:21 AM

I was wondering why every time I would buy a Sunday paper, there would never be coupons inside lately. I thought someone was stealing them and it is really the only reason to buy the paper. So T-G decided not carry them anymore but yet now they expect someone to pay $11 every month read what little they put online. Well guess what, now they wont even get my $1 I usually gave them on Sundays. Maybe Obama can subsidize them and I will just go back to buying the Tennessean . . .

-- Posted by jaxspike on Tue, Apr 24, 2012, at 10:00 AM

"Obama is pushing right now to give the United Nation gun control over the American citizens. They are including hunting rifles and target guns."

One Unique Lie

"As for the Fox News, it isn't on the government's payroll, so I would trust them over the other whimmpy news medias. People who don't like Fox don't want the truth. I listen to other stations just to get their made-up versions of the news. No one seems to just be able to tell the news. They have to make it more dramatic and in their favor."

Another Unique Lie, for crying out loud Steve Doocy was caught lying again today for spreading false claims.

"The cost of everything going up is because Obama gave our money away making everything cost more.

I tried to live on a budget but Uncle Obama has reached into my bank account and took money out of MY Budget to run His Budget, which we see today that he is short again and will need to be bailed out again."

Obama hasn't touched your bank account. His budget is lower then the previous one. How is he getting bailed out?

"They don't seem to think 9.75% sales taxes is very much when it comes to spending your money that has already been taxed. What is the deal with only 8% unemployed. This country has never seen the day when only 8-10% of the people were not working. AT least 10% of the population has never worked in this country. Just MORE UNIQUE-LIES!"

That's state sales taxes, Has nothing to do with income tax. You need to talk to Tennessee not Obama. Seems like you got a lot to cry about, so much so, you got to make stuff up.

"President Obama has a Super Highway to build next to the Alaskan Pipeline which has already been started in Texas and Mexico. He has to open the borders between Mexico, United States and Canada to create the North American Union. Obama has to get the peace treaty signed between Israel and Palestine. He has to usher in the New World Order aka One World Order."

Hey, maybe you need to talk about that 20 years ago when Bush Sr proposed it and Clinton made it happen. http://www.presidency.ucsb.edu/ws/?pid=4...

SO damn sick of the lies you people spread.

-- Posted by Evil Monkey on Wed, Apr 25, 2012, at 2:08 AM

I think I hear sheep...

"Obama is pushing right now to give the United Nation gun control over the American citizens. They are including hunting rifles and target guns."

One Unique Lie

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http://www.usnews.com/news/blogs/washing...

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"Obama hasn't touched your bank account. His budget is lower then the previous one."

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Evil Monkey, what do you base this opinion upon considering Owebama has went for over 1000 days without ever passing a budget?!?!?!

Owebama is a Marxist Liberal (is that redundant) with a Narcissistic Personality Disorder, caused by being abandoned by his father and mother.

This abandonment made him easy prey for indoctrination by radicals during his formative years.

Think about it, why would an unknown senator, who never accomplished anything of note, have bestselling autobiographies unless he was being groomed by outside sources?

-- Posted by quietmike on Wed, Apr 25, 2012, at 6:18 AM

Can you show me documentation (other than this blog) that Obama supports the ATT (Arms Trade Treaty) in my research I find that the US continues to vote NO on this treaty where every other country is voting yes.

"Evil Monkey, what do you base this opinion upon considering Owebama has went for over 1000 days without ever passing a budget?!?!?!"

He has been block by the House each time. Blame them. Nice try.

"Owebama is a Marxist Liberal (is that redundant) with a Narcissistic Personality Disorder, caused by being abandoned by his father and mother.

This abandonment made him easy prey for indoctrination by radicals during his formative years."

Petty and downright pitiful trying to be a psychiatrist for the POTUS. The only radicals I see is you and several others on this blog. You don't even know how to be civil, yet accuse him of the very things you love.

-- Posted by Evil Monkey on Wed, Apr 25, 2012, at 9:30 AM

Owebama had a filibuster proof democrat majority for two years, where was his budget then and who was blocking him?

-- Posted by quietmike on Wed, Apr 25, 2012, at 10:20 AM

EM,

Here is a story for Obama's gun control plans from a source I'm sure you'll approve of:

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2011/07/07...

-- Posted by quietmike on Wed, Apr 25, 2012, at 5:25 PM

Question - If Almighty O can hand out "executive orders" as he so desires, without passing a law, does this indicate a dictatorship type of government? Just wondering ----

-- Posted by ILoveRoses on Thu, Apr 26, 2012, at 8:47 AM

Executive orders have been issued since 1789...

If you are keeping count that is 223 years. But since most here seem to love to live by the Constitution, verbatim, I am stunned you didn't know that.

-- Posted by darrick_04 on Thu, Apr 26, 2012, at 8:15 PM

I was wondering why every time I would buy a Sunday paper, there would never be coupons inside lately. I thought someone was stealing them and it is really the only reason to buy the paper. So T-G decided not carry them anymore but yet now they expect someone to pay $11 every month read what little they put online. Well guess what, now they wont even get my $1 I usually gave them on Sundays. Maybe Obama can subsidize them and I will just go back to buying the Tennessean . . .

-- Posted by jaxspike on Tue, Apr 24, 2012, at 10:00 AM

President's do not subsidize anyone, Congress does. Most people here claim to hate the government but I guarantee you they couldn't afford their iphone or other smartphone if it weren't for the government they hate.

-- Posted by darrick_04 on Thu, Apr 26, 2012, at 8:17 PM

I get a lot of my information straight from the horse's mouth so to say!

I get emails from Congressmen, Senators and Representatives, The Tea Party headquarters and other reliable sources, not just the FOX network.

If you pay attention your will read it on all the networks eventually. They wait until they have to reveal it.

Obama is in the executive branch of service. He has no business making laws. That is the job of the Legislative branch.

An executive Order only applies to Government employees and 14th amendment citizens (Unless Congress includes a contrary intent to include the people.

Yes Obama is running a dictatorship as a king and not a president.

-- Posted by Unique-Lies on Thu, Apr 26, 2012, at 8:21 PM

Darrick_04 . . . I know the president doesnt subsidize anyone, it was a freaking joke in which I was taking a stab at the newspaper. If Bush was president I would have used his name the same way.

As usual, your as pointless as ever.

-- Posted by jaxspike on Fri, Apr 27, 2012, at 7:41 AM

Evil Monkey,

I'm still waiting for you to explain how Obama had a filibuster proof democrat supermajority for two years, but somehow they blocked him from passing a budget.

-- Posted by quietmike on Fri, Apr 27, 2012, at 5:38 PM

Darrick_04 . . . I know the president doesnt subsidize anyone, it was a freaking joke in which I was taking a stab at the newspaper. If Bush was president I would have used his name the same way.

As usual, your as pointless as ever.

-- Posted by jaxspike on Fri, Apr 27, 2012, at 7:41 AM

Whoa.

-- Posted by darrick_04 on Fri, Apr 27, 2012, at 11:24 PM

IRS Laws on "Firearms", "Gun Control" and "No Fly".

The collection agency for the Federal Reserve known as the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) is working with legislators to gain control over the rights of Americans. Without the right to due process, the IRS can simply claim a citizen owes $50,000 dollars or more to their illegal operation. This accusation alone will give their agency the right to revoke American's travel rights and even remove the right to own a firearm.

With the help of Representatives like Barbara Boxer of California, a bill rapidly working through Capitol Hill (passed through the Senate and is currently up for review in the House) will give the IRS power to:

Accuse Americans of delinquency of tax payment without due process

Revoke their passports and travel rights

Place the accused in a centralize database

Authorize the removal of their right to own a firearm

No formal charges are required. Simply the accusation from the IRS is sufficed to strip American citizens of their Constitutional rights.

"There is no requirement that the tax payer be guilty of or even charged with tax evasion, fraud, or any criminal offense -- only that the citizen is alleged to owe the IRS back taxes of $50,000 or more,"reports the Daily Economist.

http://frontporchpolitics.com/2012/04/ne...

-- Posted by Unique-Lies on Sun, Apr 29, 2012, at 5:01 PM

Here is one more bit of Information:

Americans are so Stupid Today, that they are crying about people talking about them.

"THIS is KNOWN as HATE CRIMES!"

The thing Americans don't seem to understand is...

Shariah Law is nothing more than Hate Crimes and carries a death penalty.

The Americans are inviting Shariah Law into our country by complaining about people talking about them or bullying them.

I watch the commercial on TV and they are so childish and stupid that it appears that the Advertising Giants think the American people are stupid.

Look at the new Pringles? They are exploding with flavor. In the commercial not one can of Pringles explodes. Everything else explodes from can goods, boxed goods and vegetables and fruits, but no Pringles.

And now we can just drink a car insurance drink to see which car insurance would be the best.

And the lizard now has a dummy helping him sell car insurance.

Watch the commercials and see what the industry thinks about you. They think we are just plain stupid and I am inclined to agree.

Even the Directors and Producers of movies can't use logic when making movies. There are so many bloopers in movies today that they could all be listed as comical or stupid. And why would a producer make the back ground music drown out the actors speech at the climax of the movie. You sit through the whole movie and can't hear the vital details that links the movie and characters all together.

Americans just sit back as say I don't care! Well, when Obama get re-electoral-ed in by the electors you will see what stupidity does.

Congress needs to be voted out just as well for letting this all happen.

-- Posted by Unique-Lies on Sun, Apr 29, 2012, at 5:21 PM

Unique,

Get back on your medicine. You were doing so good for a while.

-- Posted by Blessed Assurance on Sun, Apr 29, 2012, at 9:01 PM

Unique-Lies,

Hollywood is far away from reality that it seems like they are living on another planet. However, commercials, movies, and TV shows are created based on what the the majority of Americans like to see. If you can remember what was going on in the GEICO commercials, then the company did its job. They do not create commercials to inform, but instead to persuade. Just as any ad does. People tend to remember the corny and cheezy commercials before they will remember direct and info-filled ones.

As for your comment about comparing Shariah Law to bullying are two opposites. In the Shariah Law, it gives someone the right to murder another if they feel disrespected. Bullying is a type of disrespect, however, if you kill your bully, then you are going down for murder and not a mercy killing. Bullying has been around forever. But kids now, are taking the bullying too far since parents no longer raise their children. They are bullying children online and offline. It's more like stalking. Teens have so much going on with hormones, stress, and peer pressure. That when they are bullied it seems to be the end of the world for them. Words in general do not hurt. But, the same derogatory names every day for a year is going to hurt. Is it a hate crime? Not unless they are being bullying for their race, gender, sexual pref, etc. That is when it turns into a hate crime. Bullying also tends to start in the home. They tend to mimic what they see their parents do. So, it all starts and ends with parents needing to step up and do their job!!

-- Posted by -Beth- on Mon, Apr 30, 2012, at 6:51 AM

Exactly! Commercials are designed to be funny, or stupid to get the attention of the stupid and childish person. A funny or even shocking commercial may catch my attention but when I see commercials, I very seldom remember the product unless I am familiar with it already.

"I can't believe I ate the whole thing" or "Where's the beef" or the Taco Bell dog that was outlawed by the courts then allowed other animated creatures to stimulate the minds of the week minded people so they would be able to remember a product.

I am so glad you know so much about Shariah Law because Hate crimes in America is leading to Shariah Law.

What do you think Shariah law is? It is a law that punishes someone who speaks out against someone else (unless it is against a woman). A woman doesn't have any rights in the Muslim world. They can be abused, raped or even killed by their husband, father, mother, brother, sister or any relative or religious leaders.

That is what is coming to America.

If we let Congress or State legislators pass hate crime laws to punish us for speaking our minds, we will be getting set-up for the Shariah Law. We won't even know when it takes over.

Without taking my medicine, I know the Government leaders are working with the United Nations to disarm the American people and to pass Hate Crime Laws with serve punishments.

The UN is a World Wide Organization that is suppose to be the world court and Police. They don't seem to be able to do a very good job of doing it, but that is how it is suppose to work. Whatever power the Clintons, Obamas, White House and the congress hand over to the United Nation, becomes law for the world, just as the Shariah Law that is being added into UN Law. These laws will apply here in the US, not just in the rest of the world, if the people do nothing.

Our Country is not like any other Country in the World. We the People are the Sovereignty. No other County has that. If we let Obama rule over us for another 4 years you will see and feel what I am saying.

Now I have to go and get back on my medicine. It is not 2012 yet but it's getting close. What is amazing is that some people still believe the world is ending on Dec 20, 2012. It is just beginning but with a twist.

You will be hearing from me again as it gets closer. I shall go crawl back under my rock now.

Oh yeah, before I forget, there was a Smart Source insert in Sundays t-g paper in BB. Someone goofed!

-- Posted by Unique-Lies on Mon, Apr 30, 2012, at 2:13 PM

The US government is against women as well. They view us as property and incompetent. If you don't believe me, then simply look at the laws on the books and the ridiculous laws that people are trying to pass which controls what a female can and cannot do. Without turning this into an all-out male bashing comment. I will simply say that that the government thinks that it is their job to control when and how a woman can have a child. Yes, I am talking about all of the abortion bills. It is none of anyone's business when a woman chooses to have a baby or not. It is up to the woman and/or her husband, not a government system.

If we look to the past, women were not allowed to drive, to own property, or to vote. We are treated just like someone's cattle - sort of how we are viewed in religious beliefs.

However, there are no laws on the books stopping men from going out and seeing how many babies they can make throughout their lifetime. We have child support claims, but that doesn't mean that they have to pay them. There are laws to stop the morning after pills, but no laws to stop viagra or other pills for men.

To the government, women are viewed as a way to populate the land and nothing more.

-- Posted by -Beth- on Mon, Apr 30, 2012, at 3:25 PM

Protecting human life IS one of the constitutional functions of government.

If scientists found a single celled organism on a moon orbiting Jupiter, the scientific world and the media would be wild with the story of LIFE being found on another planet.

But, a multi-celled organism that looks like a tiny human is "just a bunch of cells".

Abortionists call unborn babies fetuses for the same reason some called 1800's field workers ni**ers, and that is to dehumanize them and assuage any guilt associated with killing them.

Why should a third party, the unborn baby, pay the price for your irresponsibility?

-- Posted by quietmike on Mon, Apr 30, 2012, at 6:43 PM

Why should a third party, the unborn baby, pay the price for your irresponsibility?

-- Posted by quietmike on Mon, Apr 30, 2012, at 6:43 PM

Really? I didn't know rape/incest was considered to be irresponsibility.

I guess when I was a teen and I was raped by a family member, that to you, it would be considered my fault. And when I had taken the pill to stop any child that may have formed, you would consider that as irresponsible as well.

-- Posted by -Beth- on Tue, May 1, 2012, at 12:52 PM

Rape/ incest is what is always claimed as the reasoning behind abortion, even though it accounts for a minuscule percentage of abortions.

If the man next to you at work wears the same cologne as your rapist, is it ok to kill him to avoid any reminders?

-- Posted by quietmike on Tue, May 1, 2012, at 2:42 PM

If the man next to you at work wears the same cologne as your rapist, is it ok to kill him to avoid any reminders?

-- Posted by quietmike on Tue, May 1, 2012, at 2:42 PM

I guess you are trying to say that I took the pill to "get rid of something that reminded me of the rape". The answer is no, I did not. I don't think at 15 years of age that I should have had my uncle's child.

I truly feel sorry if you have any children who may experience the same horror that I did. Because from your comment, you seem to be the type of person who would make your child, no matter what age or circumstance, to have the baby and make them feel ashamed and guilty of being attacked.

You can respond back in whatever hateful manner you would like, but this is the last comment that I will be making on this matter.

-- Posted by -Beth- on Wed, May 2, 2012, at 6:16 AM

I don't see how killing a baby helps the situation. What did the baby do to deserve to die? If you felt the need to kill someone why not the uncle?

-- Posted by quietmike on Wed, May 2, 2012, at 6:27 AM

I don't think at 15 years of age that I should have had my uncle's child.

Posted by -Beth- on Wed, May 2, 2012, at 6:16 AM

My, my.... times have changed....I thought that was bragging rights for Bedford County folks...where have I been???

-- Posted by Blessed Assurance on Wed, May 2, 2012, at 8:10 PM

Now that was just mean BA and adds absolutely no value to the discussion.

Beth has obviously had a tramatic experience and should be treated with compassion.

I don't know where you have been, or what you learned there, but the fruits are evident.

-- Posted by Liveforlight on Wed, May 2, 2012, at 10:13 PM

Sorry Liveforlight, I should have read a little further up in the blog to see that it was not about hypothetical what ifs' such as "the cologne the guy next to you at work wears" and "killing the uncle" and "the government being against all women", etc., etc., etc but in all honesty I just said (typed) what came to mind from reading such posts.

-- Posted by Blessed Assurance on Thu, May 3, 2012, at 7:40 PM

Furthermore I thought the mic was off.

-- Posted by Blessed Assurance on Thu, May 3, 2012, at 7:41 PM


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Rodney Simmons is a life long resident of Bedford County. He grew up in the Halls Mill area and graduated from Community High School. Rodney's career has primarily been in the construction industry and he holds a degree in Construction Management. Some of his hobbies include fishing, reading and writing. He presently lives in Shelbyville with his wife and two teenage children.
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