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Its Over

New York, NY

#118127 Nov 8, 2012
Teddy wrote:
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You may like your Muslim Brothers that are coming to America and moving in your neighborhood. They build a Mosque , treat you with respect and you will never really know or hear when the bomb goes off and the only ID you leave behind is your head . I'd still rather have them than the thieving, shooting, drugdealing, cockroach infested vermin moving north by the thousands . You wouldn't last one day in the Russian Commune in Queens.
Of course! EVERY muslim is a terrorist! There are hundreds of mosques in this country and exactly how many of them have destroyed neighborhoods with explosives?

Paranoia and cynicism at its finest.
Teddy

Conshohocken, PA

#118128 Nov 8, 2012
joe wrote:
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There, there, Teddy, medication time. You know the Dr. want's you to chillax.
Thanks for the chill out joe , I'll wash it down with a shot of cognac .

I'm going down to the local hangout for some action . I'll try and find one for you but if I can't you can start by your lonesome.
CrimeaRiver

South Ockendon, UK

#118130 Nov 9, 2012
Teddy R wrote:
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I think the Founders got it about right. I still see wisdom in retaining the Electoral College, and not abandoning it in favor of direct election of the POTUS. While the Founders could not have foreseen some of our modern-day threats to intelligent and orderly public discourse posed by the pseudo-journalistic infotainment and SuperPAC propaganda saturating the elecorate in the post-Citizens United v FEC age, they certainly understood well the dangers of demogogues and ignorant mobs.
I think Americans remain woefully provincial and ignorant of the peoples and forces in play in the real world at large, and as a result we do tend to have foolish notions of exporting "democracy" to many parts of the world that clearly have none of the cultural and historical underpinnings required to make democracy practical or beneficial. It is a peculiarly American delusion, I agree.
Finally, you seem to be confusing a willingness "to accept the democratically elected two-term leader of the USA" (nonsense, really - Obama's re-election is now simply established fact) with a considered and informed judgement that the policies and courses the man intends to pursue in his 2nd term are wrong-headed and will prove to be badly mistaken, and will wreak real and lasting damage to the nation's fiscal and economic well-being and position in the world.
One can easily and reasonably hold both views.
Thanks Teddy, at least you support your opinions about Obama with reasoned thought. That is your absolute right and that of every American.

What I find harder to stomach is the 'Obama hates America, Obama is Muslim, Obama wasn't born here, Obama is a communist' Brigade.

Unfortunately that is what the world sees and hears when they join forums like this or watch some news items.

Its why Americans can appear ignorant, voices like yours don't get heard amongst the hubbub of extreme intolerance and downright racism is some cases.
Teddy

Conshohocken, PA

#118131 Nov 9, 2012
CrimeaRiver wrote:
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Thanks Teddy, at least you support your opinions about Obama with reasoned thought. That is your absolute right and that of every American.
What I find harder to stomach is the 'Obama hates America, Obama is Muslim, Obama wasn't born here, Obama is a communist' Brigade.
Unfortunately that is what the world sees and hears when they join forums like this or watch some news items.
Its why Americans can appear ignorant, voices like yours don't get heard amongst the hubbub of extreme intolerance and downright racism is some cases.
There's an old saying around here . "I heard it on the radio" .

Does it matter if he was raised Muslim , wasn't born in the US , hates America ? He was voted in by the people that don't care what they here . His actions and worth will go down in the books like JFK , Clinton ,Nixon , Johnson and others .
Community Disorganizer

Trumbull, CT

#118132 Nov 9, 2012
This will be a top priority of Obama's second term.

http://www.latimes.com/health/la-me-1108-porn...

“Forward - over the cliff!!”

Since: Jul 10

Soetoro, Kenya

#118133 Nov 9, 2012
Its Over wrote:
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Time to change your avatar. No end of an error on 01/20/2013 and Obama ain't "GTFO" until 01/20/2017.
Yeah..... Unfortunately, the dam has finally burst, and Axelrod/Jarret/Obama have enough people paid off that we will not be rid of the Stooge, despite his incompetence and daily lies.

“Forward - over the cliff!!”

Since: Jul 10

Soetoro, Kenya

#118134 Nov 9, 2012
Its Over wrote:
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Time to change your avatar. No end of an error on 01/20/2013 and Obama ain't "GTFO" until 01/20/2017.
Whaddya think?

Since: Nov 08

Provo, UT

#118135 Nov 9, 2012
okb2 wrote:
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And the Republican Congress could have put a stop to it starting in January 2011. Do you have a point or just more lame comments?
You must be woefully ignorant that there are two houses in Congress and that one of them has been controlled by Harry Reid, a democrat, since (and before) 2011. We have a stalemate so who's comment is the lame one? You know, Boston, I don't know why you feel it is necessary to resort to personal attacks when discussing a subject instead of supporting your views with your beliefs and facts. I can return the attacks (as I did above) but I really find that they don't add to a discussion.

Since: Nov 08

Provo, UT

#118136 Nov 9, 2012
okb2 wrote:
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You are correct of course. We could end SS and Medicare.......but then ya'll do not want to do that either.
You are just like a fat person sitting in front of cake talking about going on a diet as they eat another piece of it.
It is a spending problem, not a revenue problem. Oh wait, don't cut that and don't cut that and we need another slice of that.....
Want some ice cream with that?
I was and still am in favor of Social Security reform. Democrats are the one's who squashed it. Millions of people have been forced to pay into this system and for many of them, it is the only retirement that they will have. You can't just cut it off for them. I see many areas, however, where it can been cut back. Means testing is one of them. What are your solutions to the spending problem?

Since: Nov 08

Provo, UT

#118137 Nov 9, 2012
okb2 wrote:
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WOW! So you are ready to get rid of SS and Medicare. Old people helped get us in this problem, they have to pay like everyone else.
Assumptions. Not what I said. I'm not taking your bait.

Since: Nov 08

Provo, UT

#118138 Nov 9, 2012
Community Disorganizer wrote:
This will be a top priority of Obama's second term.
http://www.latimes.com/health/la-me-1108-porn...
I don't think this is Obama's agenda but it did give me a laugh. Only in California. They'll soon be advertising for rubber inspectors. Fruits, nuts, and flakes, a true bowl of Granola is California. Glad I escaped over 30 years ago.

Since: Nov 08

Provo, UT

#118140 Nov 9, 2012
Pfluger the Union Monkey wrote:
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Whaddya think?
I like the catch-phrase but you gotta do something about that ugly mug-shot, Pflug.

Since: Jul 12

Chester, VA

#118141 Nov 9, 2012
Pittakos wrote:
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You must be woefully ignorant that there are two houses in Congress and that one of them has been controlled by Harry Reid, a democrat, since (and before) 2011. We have a stalemate so who's comment is the lame one? You know, Boston, I don't know why you feel it is necessary to resort to personal attacks when discussing a subject instead of supporting your views with your beliefs and facts. I can return the attacks (as I did above) but I really find that they don't add to a discussion.
Not ignorant at all. If either the House or the Senate passes an appropriations Bill without one dollar of deficit spending what happens?

A. The other side of Congress accepts it.

OR

B. The other side makes a counter proposal that is acceptable to the first side.

OR

C. Business shuts down until they come to an agreement.

Did the government shut down or did the House agree to the spending without standing their ground?

What is going to be spent in 2013 and will the House stand their ground?

Why is it on the House? Because you already blame the Dems in the Senate and the President and who do you tout to put an end to it?

Since: Jul 12

Chester, VA

#118142 Nov 9, 2012
Pittakos wrote:
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I was and still am in favor of Social Security reform. Democrats are the one's who squashed it. Millions of people have been forced to pay into this system and for many of them, it is the only retirement that they will have. You can't just cut it off for them. I see many areas, however, where it can been cut back. Means testing is one of them. What are your solutions to the spending problem?
There is a significant difference between "reform" which will continue to consume taxes and ending it which means no more SS taxes.

It is not my problem that people did not plan for retirement. I find it ironic and full of hypocracy that you would take someone working 40 - 60 hours a week trying to be a productive citizen and would cut off their public assistance but you cry and weep over retiree's that can go back to work.

I am older than 55 and I would willingly do without SS to help my children and grandchildren. As it is I will bank my SS and pass it on to them. But I think it is rather unfair to make them continue paying the taxes when they won't collect and that is exactly what the right proposes.

So, you don't want to cancel it because all the old people paid in. What do you propose to make it right for my kids and grandkids?

Since: Jul 12

Chester, VA

#118143 Nov 9, 2012
Pittakos wrote:
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Assumptions. Not what I said. I'm not taking your bait.
What bait, old people helped us get in this mess, what do propose to hold them responsible?

Since: Sep 12

Location hidden

#118144 Nov 9, 2012
obama is a lier and he will never change so all u fools that voted him in are responsable for all he dose . no exsuses now i blame it all on you all and him

Since: Jul 12

Chester, VA

#118145 Nov 9, 2012
olddogs1964 wrote:
obama is a lier and he will never change so all u fools that voted him in are responsable for all he dose . no exsuses now i blame it all on you all and him
The last time we had a federal politician that even came close to being honest it was Carter. How did that work out for you?

Since: Nov 08

Provo, UT

#118146 Nov 9, 2012
okb2 wrote:
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Not ignorant at all. If either the House or the Senate passes an appropriations Bill without one dollar of deficit spending what happens?
A. The other side of Congress accepts it.
OR
B. The other side makes a counter proposal that is acceptable to the first side.
OR
C. Business shuts down until they come to an agreement.
Did the government shut down or did the House agree to the spending without standing their ground?
What is going to be spent in 2013 and will the House stand their ground?
Why is it on the House? Because you already blame the Dems in the Senate and the President and who do you tout to put an end to it?
Actually, the last time that happened, it was the Republicans who got blamed for shutting down the government. They did the right thing but politically it hurt them. However, that being said, I wish they would put aside the political part and do the right thing.
Personally, I feel we are at a point where this economic mess we are in won't be fixed until we have a total collapse of our economy. When that happens, a lot of people are suddenly going to find themselves in a world of hurt because mama-government won't be able to help them. I might be able to weather it all. I have about a years worth of food storage. My house will soon be paid off. I can hunt in the mountains just outside my back door. I have plenty of ammo to protect my assets. I have a couple of generators and some gasoline storage. I have some hard monetary assets stored at home. In other words, I'll get by. Not so the woman in New York who made no preparations for the storm and is now whining and crying that the government isn't taking care of her.
Teddy

Conshohocken, PA

#118147 Nov 9, 2012
Iran held Carter Hostage so the great communicator would be elected and announce "the hostages are on their way home" right after the election.

Then Reagan got onto the business of sinking american industry and let the muslims continue to blow up embassies and planes.

When Bush finally had enough after nine eleven his second term was up and he didn't have the option of going after the rest of the terrorists . Obama takes credit for Bin Laden and lets the rest of his brothers go while we lose more American soldiers .

Since: Nov 08

Provo, UT

#118148 Nov 9, 2012
okb2 wrote:
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There is a significant difference between "reform" which will continue to consume taxes and ending it which means no more SS taxes.
It is not my problem that people did not plan for retirement. I find it ironic and full of hypocracy that you would take someone working 40 - 60 hours a week trying to be a productive citizen and would cut off their public assistance but you cry and weep over retiree's that can go back to work.
I am older than 55 and I would willingly do without SS to help my children and grandchildren. As it is I will bank my SS and pass it on to them. But I think it is rather unfair to make them continue paying the taxes when they won't collect and that is exactly what the right proposes.
So, you don't want to cancel it because all the old people paid in. What do you propose to make it right for my kids and grand kids?
Congratulations on being the type of person who has looked to your own future and planned for it. Of course, wasn't this the Republican plan, to allow people to invest their money instead of just giving it to the government run social security program? Cutting social security off in one fell swoop just isn't going to be feasible. Phasing it out over time is. Your kids and grand kids; my kids and grand kids are young enough to make a phased out plan work for them. Again, means testing can be implemented. That is a start. Children benefits can be decreased and means tested. My brothers kids got social security for most of their lives after their mother died even though my brother could very well take care of them. So, I don't think we are really all that far apart when it comes to social security. I would like to see it done away with but not with an guillotine approach.

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