Who do you support for U.S. Senate in...
Who

Broken Arrow, OK

#16425 Jun 25, 2013
Made Gregory look like the Obama stoolie he is.


"The reporter who helped break the story over the U.S. government's broad surveillance programs lit into NBC News host David Gregory on Sunday for asking why the reporter shouldn't be charged with a crime."


http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2013/06/24/re...
Informed Opinion

Sunapee, NH

#16426 Jun 25, 2013
Who wrote:
US left helpless as Snowden takes flight::

"US threats that China and Russia face "consequences" if leaker Edward Snowden evades capture may prove just hot air, experts say, with Washington powerless in a game of cat-and-mouse."

http://www.breitbart.com/system/wire/CNG---d5...
God bless Snowden and other true American Patriots who understand the dangers of Soviet style government spying on our own citizens.
Who

Broken Arrow, OK

#16427 Jun 25, 2013
"Rose Ruiz collects $8 an hour cooking, cleaning, checking the oxygen tanks and changing the diapers for a 67-year-old diabetic confined to a studio apartment on the south side of Austin, Texas.

Ruiz, a home health aide to Medicaid patients, has no medical insurance herself. Her best shot at getting access to doctors and medicines for her own needs was through President Barack Obama’s expansion of the federal-state Medicaid programs.

That hope was scuttled for Ruiz and thousands of other health-care workers across Texas when the state opted out of the Medicaid expansion earlier this month. Texas has the highest rate of uninsured people in the U.S.

“The politicians don’t know where I’m coming from, they don’t walk in my shoes,” said Shantelle Williams, a home aide who makes the U.S. minimum wage of $7.25 an hour tending to patients just south of Dallas.“That decision was for them, it wasn’t for me.”

Expansion of Medicaid eligibility was intended to provide coverage for the working poor, those with incomes barely exceeding the poverty line yet low enough that they would struggle to make premium payments on insurance bought through the new exchanges set to open Oct. 1. Though last year’s U.S. Supreme Court ruling upheld Obama’s 2010 Affordable Care Act, it also let states choose not to expand Medicaid."

http://www.newsmax.com/Newsfront/Working-Poor...
Informed Opinion

Sunapee, NH

#16428 Jun 25, 2013
Who wrote:
Here are the 15 Rhino Repubs who voted for cloture
on the immigration bill today.

Alexander (R-TN)
Ayotte (R-NH)
Graham (R-SC)
Chiesa (R-NJ)
Collins (R-ME)
Corker (R-TN)
Hatch (R-UT)
Heller (R-NV)
Hoeven (R-ND)
Kirk (R-IL)
McCain (R-AZ)
Murkowski (R-AK)
Rubio (R-FL)
Flake (R-AZ)
Wicker (R-MS)
Those are the true Right Wingers -

perhaps you noticed one was so poplar among Repubs he was their presidential candidate -

and they understand the need to keep illegals here to force wages down and prevent the resurgence of union negotiating power.

Gotta keep those wages down and those profits exploding.

The Demos who supported it are just as wrong.

Perhaps we have to start calling them all Members of the RepDem Party.

Informed Opinion

Sunapee, NH

#16429 Jun 25, 2013
Synergy wrote:
<quoted text>China snubbed its nose at us. Russia will do the same. They have no respect for us anymore. Why SHOULD they fear any consequences from this administration? They remember the "Apology Tour".
It's more amazing that Communist China and Russia have more respect for our Constitution than Right Wing Wackos.

Snowden is an American Hero.
Informed Opinion

Sunapee, NH

#16430 Jun 25, 2013
jeb stuart wrote:
<quoted text>Please don't turn me in for a 'timeout'- Y'know', someone has to keep the record straight....
Jeb - we needs you here. You keep things jumping and interesting.

By the way, in your honor, my buddies and I toasted you with several Imperial beers while enjoying La Gloria Cubana cigars while watching soccer at the bar after the seminars.

I'm sure that paragraph alone will have the US government NSA's "Echelon" and "Marina" programs targeting my iPhone for interception, especially since the NSA's primary location for illegal wiretapping and Internet interception is in Augusta Georgia.

But I'll save them the trouble of blackmailing me, I confess:

- I've actually seen pornography, including "Meter Maids in Bondage" and "What the Parrot Saw" on both my laptop and iPhone;

- I've cheated at crossword puzzles using an iPhone app;

- I've downloaded an app that makes it sound like I'm calling from the airport when I could really be at the neighborhood bar - never used it - the damn announcement says the flight being called is to London - how obvious is that ?

- I regularly read the paper and emails on the iPhone when I should be listening to boring speakers;

- after I was married, and old girlfriend called wanting to get together - but I told her "no way" - it wasn't that difficult of choice, I'm sure she wanted to borrow money - again.

- I have researched how to travel to Cuba from the Bahamas - but I never actually took the Virgin Air flight- I'm just too chicken;

- I have shut off the GPS locating devices so my Wife wouldn't know I met my buddies at the local bar for a happy hour bourbon after work - of course I later confessed to her - she would have figured it out anyway - wives always do.

There ... I just saved the government the costs of accumulating all that personal data on me for blackmail purposes.
Scott

United States

#16431 Jun 25, 2013
danger zone wrote:
<quoted text>
I doubt Putin will assist Obama/America in any way, shape, or form. How embarassing & humiliating for Obama & Kerry. How embarassing for America!
"We Americans are so tired of being thought of as dumbasses by the rest of the world that we went to the polls this past November and removed all doubt."

Clint Eastwood --
Oh my

Blairsville, GA

#16432 Jun 25, 2013
Aggie23 wrote:
<quoted text>
http://www.topix.com/forum/city/blairsville-g...
I cannot completely disagree with you, unfortunately. I do think there are basic differences in the "party faithful" and what WE believe the party's do/did/should stand for. Those of us who are conservative, tend to line up with the Republicans who at least pay lip service to believing in smaller government, more accountable government, fiscal responsibility, traditional values, personal responsibility, strong national defense, etc. Unfortunately, once they get to DC, those candidates who talked the talk often end up getting "corrupted" by the "system" and buying into the "go along to get along" mentality that the Republican elite (hello McCain and Graham) are so famous for. Thus leaving conservatives with no real representation. And the Republican elite wonder why the Tea Party is so popular with the base.
Or maybe they tell you what you want to hear to get elected, then once elected they know that to get anything done takes compromise. It'll be interesting to see who survives 2014, the stringent or the pragmatic.

stringent
-(of regulations, requirements, or conditions) Strict, precise, and exacting

pragmatic
- Dealing with things sensibly and realistically in a way that is based on practical rather than theoretical considerations.

Since: Nov 12

Location hidden

#16433 Jun 25, 2013
jeb stuart wrote:
<quoted text>The whole thing just amazes me, Ag. And it makes it wonder- about the possibilities of our peoples, political parties aside, chance of survival. With all due respect.js
Hey, Jeb. I'm really not trying to be argumentative, I would just like to make sure I understand. Is it my characterization of conservatives you object to or my characterization of Rep elite or both, or more or what? If I'm missing what you think should be obvious, I'm sorry, but I would like to follow up, but I'm unclear as to what to address.
danger zone

Birmingham, AL

#16434 Jun 25, 2013
Scott wrote:
<quoted text>
"We Americans are so tired of being thought of as dumbasses by the rest of the world that we went to the polls this past November and removed all doubt."
Clint Eastwood --
The empty chair speech doesn't look so stupid now. Clint was right.

Since: Nov 12

Location hidden

#16435 Jun 25, 2013
Bill in Dville wrote:
<quoted text>
True, they didn't vote, but there might be a valid reason for it:
One of the local radio stations reported that they weren't there to vote, they were tied up by "airline delays", but both of them would have voted "no".
I suppose that is possible, but I find it interesting that both had problems. And as late as 4:30, both offices were saying that the respective Senator had not made a decision yet. To me that is just CYA - could be wrong, though.
Oh my

Blairsville, GA

#16436 Jun 25, 2013
Who wrote:
<quoted text>
http://www.topix.com/forum/city/blairsville-g...
I would love to see a grass roots movement for a Conservative party.
Most rhino repubs are former democrats, including Chambliss and Isakson if memory serves me right.
Yes, please split the party vote, it'll make you feel great and prove a point too.

Since: Nov 12

Location hidden

#16437 Jun 25, 2013
Informed Opinion wrote:
<quoted text>
Those are the true Right Wingers -
perhaps you noticed one was so poplar among Repubs he was their presidential candidate -
and they understand the need to keep illegals here to force wages down and prevent the resurgence of union negotiating power.
Gotta keep those wages down and those profits exploding.
The Demos who supported it are just as wrong.
Perhaps we have to start calling them all Members of the RepDem Party.
Don't blame conservatives for McCain, we held our noses and pulled the lever for him because any Reb was better than Obama - as has been painfully proven true. I despise the current primary system. Typically, by the time Georgia gets to vote, our vote doesn't matter - it is a "symbolic" vote. The early primary states have far too much power and there is too much opportunity for strategic collusion between candidates - for example, when Romney won the first round of West Virginia (?) primary in 2008, but not by 50%, so a second primary was held and Huckabee told his supporters to vote for McCain to deny Romney the win. That definitely affected the dynamics of the primaries.

"calling them all Members of the RepDem Party" - my only problem with that is that it always seems to be Reps caving to Dems.
billybob

Abbeville, GA

#16438 Jun 25, 2013
Bigdave1 wrote:
<quoted text>
The main meaning of my post is that the media is trying to change the story from the government spying on us to Snowden. Of course everyone knows that China and Russia has been spying on us forever. The another part of my post considered that he is a traitor giving away some real actual secrets which other countries have not been able to get a hold of. Has he done this? I don't know.
You have no more idea than I do just how much information that he has and just what secret programs that he might be carrying. So don't give the jackass spills a few beans routine. It could be extremely serious. You don't know.
The government is trying to do what scared conservatives want, its just that its Obama doing it. Carrying on what Chaney started also trying to protect the country from terrorists, when he does it that's great, when Obama does the same thing its treason. Funny how you support an OBVIOUS traitor who has been around the world to China and Russia with his information. Of course China and Russia are spying on us just as we are spying on them. Snowden is a scumbag trying to peddle government secrets otherwise he would just given the info. to Wikileaks. Just as you are a scumbag for supporting a traitor instead of our country, no matter who is its current President.

Repugs all over the country are getting bills passed on guns, abortion and anything else they can to try and control what a free people do and think. Its none of your business what someone does in the privacy of their home, or what a woman can do with her body or for that matter your on personal interpretation of the Constitution when it comes to guns, the one that fits your agenda. If its a sin God will handle it, its not your place. On the big issues that government should be tackling, nothing is happening. So again Obama is doing the smart thing and doing what he can on his own. A minority of the country is stifling our governments ability to do its job, its the Presidents job to get it done. That's why the office has the power that it has, for times like these.

http://nbcpolitics.nbcnews.com/_news/2013/06/...

Since: Nov 12

Location hidden

#16439 Jun 25, 2013
Informed Opinion wrote:
<quoted text>
It's more amazing that Communist China and Russia have more respect for our Constitution than Right Wing Wackos.
Snowden is an American Hero.
You're kidding, right. They're just having a ball embarrassing the US. And they would love to get their hands on him and see what information they can either get from him directly or see if they can potentially find a way to get more through his knowledge of our systems.

Since: Nov 12

Location hidden

#16440 Jun 25, 2013
Oh my wrote:
<quoted text>
Or maybe they tell you what you want to hear to get elected, then once elected they know that to get anything done takes compromise. It'll be interesting to see who survives 2014, the stringent or the pragmatic.
stringent
-(of regulations, requirements, or conditions) Strict, precise, and exacting
pragmatic
- Dealing with things sensibly and realistically in a way that is based on practical rather than theoretical considerations.
Your first paragraph is a perfect description of the primary process, especially on the Left, but the Right is guilty as well. During the primaries, Obama went hard left and then moderated for the general election. It's a game they all play.

Pragmatism can be a logical path to take. But not when it is used as an excuse to abandon their principles in order to ingratiate themselves with the power structure and in hopes that the left leaning media will be nicer to them.
danger zone

Birmingham, AL

#16441 Jun 25, 2013
Jay, are you saying it must be written law that the president communicate personally with Chinese & Russian leaders about Snowden's extradition? Good grief. This administration will say anything.

http://m.washingtonpost.com/politics/obamas-h...
Oh my

Blairsville, GA

#16443 Jun 25, 2013
Aggie23 wrote:
<quoted text>
http://www.topix.com/forum/city/blairsville-g...
You're kidding, right. They're just having a ball embarrassing the US. And they would love to get their hands on him and see what information they can either get from him directly or see if they can potentially find a way to get more through his knowledge of our systems.
"You're kidding, right."

After Profits, Defense Contractor Faces the Pitfalls of Cybersecurity
By DAVID E. SANGER and NICOLE PERLROTH
June 15, 2013
http://mobile.nytimes.com/2013/06/16/us/after...

WASHINGTON — When the United Arab Emirates wanted to create its own version of the National Security Agency, it turned to Booz Allen Hamilton to replicate the world’s largest and most powerful spy agency in the sands of Abu Dhabi.

It was a natural choice: The chief architect of Booz Allen’s cyberstrategy is Mike McConnell, who once led the N.S.A. and pushed the United States into a new era of big data espionage. It was Mr. McConnell who won the blessing of the American intelligence agencies to bolster the Persian Gulf sheikdom, which helps track the Iranians.

“They are teaching everything,” one Arab official familiar with the effort said.“Data mining, Web surveillance, all sorts of digital intelligence collection.”

Yet as Booz Allen profits handsomely from its worldwide expansion, Mr. McConnell and other executives of the government contractor — which sells itself as the gold standard in protecting classified computer systems and boasts that half its 25,000 employees have Top Secret clearances — have a lot of questions to answer.

Among the questions: Why did Booz Allen assign a 29-year-old with scant experience to a sensitive N.S.A. site in Hawaii, where he was left loosely supervised as he downloaded highly classified documents about the government’s monitoring of Internet and telephone communications, apparently loading them onto a portable memory stick barred by the agency?

The results could be disastrous for a company that until a week ago had one of the best business plans in Washington, with more than half its $5.8 billion in annual revenue coming from the military and the intelligence agencies. Last week, the chairwoman of the Senate Intelligence Committee, Dianne Feinstein, whom Mr. McConnell regularly briefed when he was in government, suggested for the first time that companies like Booz Allen should lose their broad access to the most sensitive intelligence secrets......
jeb stuart

Cordele, GA

#16444 Jun 25, 2013
Aggie23 wrote:
<quoted text>
Hey, Jeb. I'm really not trying to be argumentative, I would just like to make sure I understand. Is it my characterization of conservatives you object to or my characterization of Rep elite or both, or more or what? If I'm missing what you think should be obvious, I'm sorry, but I would like to follow up, but I'm unclear as to what to address.
mostly just poking fun, Ag. Will get back later.

“Liberals are closet raaacists!”

Since: Nov 08

Location hidden

#16445 Jun 25, 2013
Informed Opinion wrote:
<quoted text>
It's more amazing that Communist China and Russia have more respect for our Constitution than Right Wing Wackos.
Snowden is an American Hero.
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