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'Fox News Sunday' to Host Kentucky Senate Debate

There are 287826 comments on the thecaucus.blogs.nytimes.com story from Oct 1, 2010, titled 'Fox News Sunday' to Host Kentucky Senate Debate. In it, thecaucus.blogs.nytimes.com reports that:

"Fox News Sunday" is heading to Louisville, Ky. Jack Conway, Kentucky's attorney general and the Democratic candidate for Senate , and Rand Paul, the Republican nominee and son of Representative Ron Paul, Republican of Texas, have agreed to a live debate on "Fox News Sunday" on Oct.3 at 9 a.m. (Eastern time).

Join the discussion below, or Read more at thecaucus.blogs.nytimes.com.

American Lady

Danville, KY

#120391 Sep 1, 2013
Newport Guy wrote:
<quoted text>
I went by "Newport Guy" before I joined, but it matters not who you think I may be.
Do you have a point you wish to make?
Nahhhh ... no point ...
you did for me.

:D
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LMAO that is the most ignorant statement that I have read in years.
First off, NO TECH (except one that works for Topix) can delete posts.
Secondly why anyone in any school system even care what gets posted in Topix.
You think they sit up at night worrying about the half dozen or so from their district who might read a post?
Ha Ha that is special. Thanks for the laugh, I needed it.

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WHO does 'this'*sound* like?
u know ...'tone'

~-~

“A proud Kentuckian ”

Since: Aug 13

At Your Mama's House

#120392 Sep 1, 2013
General Robert E Lee wrote:
<quoted text>
I donít have much time today NG, However I agree we had no business in Iraq. Now letís analyze war based on lies; why do you suppose we entered Viet Nam? It caused a loss of life of 50,000+ Americans and untold casualties. Started by a Democrat, and continued and escalated by another. For what? Based on the lie (stopping the spread of Communism). Was it stopped, no? W in reality had one of the toughest Presidencies in history. I think you are smart enough to understand recessions are not caused by Presidents, so why take the low road with that? Economies rise and fall over decades. Not Presidential terms. Your president wants to raise the minimum wage to $9 an hour, yet has given only very small 2% raise to Social Security recipients who worked all their lives, and then he offset it with higher Medicare costs. The real scenario of raising minimum wage, is it costs far more than it produces; corporations gain by it, they decrease the number of workers, put additional work on those remaining, then raise prices on everyone, blaming it on the minimum wage. Corporations then gain net profit and everyone loses, via higher prices, including the minimum wage worker! However much minimum wage is increased, the exact amount is taken away from the skilled worker, since they donít get a raise! This kind of tactic will actually harm a Ďworkersí economy, thus a National economy. With one exception, the rich will continue to get richer.
I'm not going to respond to your other post, I was responding to someone else, as I have a right to do!
BTW it is not exactly a fair to compare raising the minimum wage with raising Social Security.
The minimum wage is a minimum standard set by the Government regarding worker wages. Social Security, however comes out of a set budget that determines if and how much any payouts can be increased.
General Robert E Lee

Johnson City, TN

#120393 Sep 1, 2013
Newport Guy wrote:
<quoted text>
I based my answers on history (but a lot of top economists agree). It is very easy to compare minimum wage increases with employment numbers, skilled worker wages, inflation, GDP, ect.
Your link only shows what services are available through Social Security. I asked for a link that shows Obama intends to raise Medicare costs.
Ok I know for a fact, in Jan 12 Obama gave a 2% raise to Social Security recipiants! Then raised Medicare from $96.40 to $128.00 that is a fact, my mother and father got that screwing! W gave 4 raises, and the last the largest since 1973 and he did not raise Medicare 1 cent, I handled their finances and I damn sure know it to be true!

Since: Dec 11

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#120394 Sep 1, 2013
Newport Guy wrote:
<quoted text>
George? The man who allowed our economy to crash? The man who sent us to war over a lie? The man who allowed the people of New Orleans to suffer endlessly for lack of emergency supplies? The man who presided over the most devastating terrorist attack on American soil?
That George?:O
For the record; do you even know which party controlled The House and Senate when the economy tanked? How can the POTUS be responsible for the national economy if Dems were in control?

Now that GOP controls the House (You call them "party of NO") you blame them for anything the POTUS cannot get passed. Isn't that the opposite circumstance by your own standard?

Is it your contention that G.W. Bush is to blame for every mistake Democrats make?

“Heaven doesn't want me.”

Since: Jul 13

Hell's afraid I'll take over.

#120395 Sep 1, 2013
Newport Guy wrote:
<quoted text>
While I don't agree with the reasons for going into Vietnam, we didn't go in based on a lie. We simply couldn't accomplish what we thought we could.
Personally I think minimum wage should be raised to 12 dollars or higher (Just keeping up with inflation since it's inception would put it at $22.00).
Since the 80's productivity and corporate profits have skyrocketed (the past few years have seen RECORD profits) while wages have remained stagnant.
Just to give an example. In 1980 the average CEO earned 38 times the average workers pay, today it is well over 300 times the average workers pay.
Historically minimum wage increases boosts the economy, raises the wages of all workers and only marginally impacts inflation.
The stuff about Obama wanting to raise medicare cost, I have no idea what you are talking about. Do you have a source for that information?
You're absolutely right, Newport Guy. It's Big Oil, Big Pharm and Big Mac:

"Last year, the five big publicly traded fast-food companies together earned 16 cents in profit for every dollar of revenue. That's 73 percent better than the average big U.S. company, according to FactSet research firm. And that compares with earnings of 4 cents for every dollar of revenue made by discount retailers Wal-Mart and Target, which also have come under fire for not paying workers enough.

McDonald's, the world's biggest burger chain, for example, reported a profit of $5.5 billion last year on $27.6 billion in sales. CEO Don Thompson got a pay package worth $13.8 million."

http://www.lex18.com/news/workers-protests-hi...

My first job as a self-supporting student was in the food and beverage industry, and I've been of the opinion ever since that *everyone* should be required to live on minimum wage, at least for one month. Try to pay bills, keep food on the table and gas in the car with no outside help, no other income, just minimum wage. Attitudes would be vastly different. I don't know about $12/hr for flipping burgers, that sounds a little unreasonable even to me, but there's no doubt that the mega-corporations are making billions by climbing on the already strained backs of their employees. Wage disparity got its foothold during the Reagan years and has been running roughshod over lower and middle class workers ever since.

If you get the chance, check out that article. It presents a comprehensive perspective from workers, franchisees and corporations.
American Lady

Danville, KY

#120396 Sep 1, 2013
Newport Guy wrote:
<quoted text>
George? The man who allowed our economy to crash? The man who sent us to war over a lie? The man who allowed the people of New Orleans to suffer endlessly for lack of emergency supplies? The man who presided over the most devastating terrorist attack on American soil?
That George?:O
U.S. Budget and Economy

Despite these dire predictions, the tax cuts we passed contributed to a record 52 months of job creation.(Applause.) They helped produce strong economic growth -- and the increased revenues from that growth have put us on track to a balance our budget by 2012.(Applause.) Here is the bottom line: tax relief works.(Applause.)

http://usbudget.blogspot.com/2008/05/are-52-m...

John said...
Let's get off the "Bush" kick. The questions is: Does lowering income taxes help or hurt the economy.

The fact is that Bush *inherited* a recession and only 8 months into office the U.S. suffered an economic loss of over a trillion dollars because of 9/11. <<--<<<

Despite those facts, there was a tax cut and the U.S. economy sustained 51 consecutive months of economic growth. Ergo, tax cuts work.(Reagan did the same.)

To say that but for slight losses, Clinton would hold the record is ludicrous. If Joe DiMaggio didn't go hitless in the 57th game, his hitting streak would have been 73 games because he started another streak the next game. The fact is, he went hitless, the streak ended and the record stands at 56.

But again, the important thing is not that Bush has the record at 51, but that tax cuts work.

Since: Dec 11

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#120397 Sep 1, 2013
Newport Guy wrote:
<quoted text>
I went by "Newport Guy" before I joined, but it matters not who you think I may be.
Do you have a point you wish to make?
The point she made, is that we know your old worn out tricks dude!

Isn't it a strange coincidence that you chose the actual hometown where you have always been?

“A proud Kentuckian ”

Since: Aug 13

At Your Mama's House

#120401 Sep 1, 2013
General Robert E Lee wrote:
<quoted text>
Ok I know for a fact, in Jan 12 Obama gave a 2% raise to Social Security recipiants! Then raised Medicare from $96.40 to $128.00 that is a fact, my mother and father got that screwing! W gave 4 raises, and the last the largest since 1973 and he did not raise Medicare 1 cent, I handled their finances and I damn sure know it to be true!
Hmmm I wonder if that is the reason republicans are screaming that Medicare and SS are breaking us?
Bush gave away the bank.
According the Fox News (God what a terrible source) the COLA more than offset the increase cost.
http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2011/10/27/he...
Furthermore, the President has little with how much Medicare increases .
Here is a direct quote from the article:

""Changes in premiums are obviously important to seniors but the numbers are based on what the law requires, and determined by independent actuaries, rather than politics," said Tricia Neuman of the Kaiser Family Foundation."

Here is a government news release explaining it further.

“A proud Kentuckian ”

Since: Aug 13

At Your Mama's House

#120402 Sep 1, 2013
Aristocles son of Ariston wrote:
<quoted text>
For the record; do you even know which party controlled The House and Senate when the economy tanked? How can the POTUS be responsible for the national economy if Dems were in control?
Now that GOP controls the House (You call them "party of NO") you blame them for anything the POTUS cannot get passed. Isn't that the opposite circumstance by your own standard?
Is it your contention that G.W. Bush is to blame for every mistake Democrats make?
No I blame him for his mistakes, just like I hold Obama to blame for his.
Who asked for the war on Iraq (yes I hold the dems who voted based on his lies partly to blame)? Who decided to quit pursuing Osama Bin Ladin just when we had him cornered? Who decided to hand out checks when we had a surplus? Who picked a buddy to run FEMA ( that failed New Orleans ) instead of someone qualified to run the agency? Who was in charge of increasing federal spending more than any president since Carter? Who decided to spend more time on vacation than any president since Hoover (1020 days)? LOL He took even more time than FDR (958 days) who was in office 12 years!
I hold accountable those responsible regardless of party.
whitehair

Fort Thomas, KY

#120403 Sep 1, 2013
The COLA is based on the increase in cost of living.

Now since all my friends have received letters from their insurance companies that the premium cost will increase some $200 per year, next year , because of Obama Care,( the increased number of people with pre-existing conditions and the children remaining on the policy til age 26.)Will the COLA be increased?

It also estimated the number of uninsured people will remain basically the same number , but the illegals will be insured and the poor
can just simply not afford coverage, still!!

Why make any change???

“A proud Kentuckian ”

Since: Aug 13

At Your Mama's House

#120404 Sep 1, 2013
General Robert E Lee wrote:
<quoted text>
Ok I know for a fact, in Jan 12 Obama gave a 2% raise to Social Security recipiants! Then raised Medicare from $96.40 to $128.00 that is a fact, my mother and father got that screwing! W gave 4 raises, and the last the largest since 1973 and he did not raise Medicare 1 cent, I handled their finances and I damn sure know it to be true!
Opps forgot the government link in my last post.
I appologize.
http://www.hhs.gov/news/press/2011pres/10/201...

“A proud Kentuckian ”

Since: Aug 13

At Your Mama's House

#120405 Sep 1, 2013
American Lady wrote:
<quoted text>
Nahhhh ... no point ...
you did for me.
:D
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LMAO that is the most ignorant statement that I have read in years.
First off, NO TECH (except one that works for Topix) can delete posts.
Secondly why anyone in any school system even care what gets posted in Topix.
You think they sit up at night worrying about the half dozen or so from their district who might read a post?
Ha Ha that is special. Thanks for the laugh, I needed it.
==========
WHO does 'this'*sound* like?
u know ...'tone'
~-~
Not sure exactly wtf you are talking about but uhmmmmm..........Happy to be of service :D

“A proud Kentuckian ”

Since: Aug 13

At Your Mama's House

#120406 Sep 1, 2013
whitehair wrote:
The COLA is based on the increase in cost of living.
Now since all my friends have received letters from their insurance companies that the premium cost will increase some $200 per year, next year , because of Obama Care,( the increased number of people with pre-existing conditions and the children remaining on the policy til age 26.)Will the COLA be increased?
It also estimated the number of uninsured people will remain basically the same number , but the illegals will be insured and the poor
can just simply not afford coverage, still!!
Why make any change???
Really? All your friends?
Funny. I don't know of a single person who has gotten such a letter. Sounds a little anecdotal.
Do you really think children during their prime years (who the vast majority of which are healthy) remaining on a policy increases it's cost? Do you really believe that additional cost of the small percentage of uninsured with preexisting conditions wont be offset by the vast numbers of new healthy people buying insurance? Do you not think healthcare costs in general will come down as people get more preventative care and the poor will no longer be forced to use the MOST expensive means of care (Hospital emergency rooms)?
Lastly how on earth can you say that insuring MILLIONS more people (even by the most conservative estimates) wont impact the number of uninsured?
whitehair

Fort Thomas, KY

#120407 Sep 1, 2013
Newport Guy wrote:
<quoted text>
No I blame him for his mistakes, just like I hold Obama to blame for his.
Who asked for the war on Iraq (yes I hold the dems who voted based on his lies partly to blame)? Who decided to quit pursuing Osama Bin Ladin just when we had him cornered? Who decided to hand out checks when we had a surplus? Who picked a buddy to run FEMA ( that failed New Orleans ) instead of someone qualified to run the agency? Who was in charge of increasing federal spending more than any president since Carter? Who decided to spend more time on vacation than any president since Hoover (1020 days)? LOL He took even more time than FDR (958 days) who was in office 12 years!
I hold accountable those responsible regardless of party.
If you hold the one accountable, be truthful , do it correctly.

War in Iraq-every one and Country seemed to have the same info. The Democrats also voted for it.
BL was just one man. Nothing changed with his death.
FEMA was not the cause of New Orleans disaster. It was the cause of the Mayor and Governor not allowing FEMA to do their job. They(the mayor and governor were Democrats.)and they controlled the evacuation very badly.

Spending? Obama began with a $9 trillion debt. He expanded it to where it is now almost $18 trillion in 5 years. That is twice what Bush left him and us.
Vacations? Obama has spent more and taken more, non stop. When not vacationing, he is out stomping the Country with speeches. This costs plenty.
Time in office? Obama still has 3 1/2 years to go!!!

So , be honest.
American Lady

Danville, KY

#120408 Sep 1, 2013
Newport Guy wrote:
<quoted text>
Not sure exactly wt? you are talking about but uhmmmmm..........Happy to be of service :D
Quite Happy to oblige.

UNring this bell ...
:D

Newport Guy

Since: Aug 13
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Reply Ľ|Report Abuse|Judge it!|#112 17 hrs ago

LMAO that is the most ignorant statement that I have read in years.
First off, NO TECH (except one that works for Topix) can delete posts.
Secondly why anyone in any school system even care what gets posted in Topix.
You think they sit up at night worrying about the half dozen or so from their district who might read a post?
Ha Ha that is special. Thanks for the laugh, I needed it.

Newport Guy

Since: Aug 13
43
Location hidden
Reply Ľ|Report Abuse|Judge it!|#117 13 hrs ago

Hogwarts wrote:
<quoted text>
Doofus... Your post is not offensive to anyone. Not even Middy.

<quoted text>Aww so now there are criteria? My post must be "offensive" in order for it to be removed?
Are you referring to reporting a post to Topix? LMAO That is hardly worth employing a tech!
Even really "offensive" posts rarely get removed by Topix let alone posts that just contain some kind of information that someone doesn't want out.
There is an old saying that applies here:

"Better to Remain Silent and Be Thought a Fool than to Speak and Remove All Doubt"

Try and follow the advice :)

Big Stick
Florence, KY
ST*U

http://www.topix.com/forum/city/newport-ky/T2...

TRY "using" some of YOUR OWN -advice-
;~)

^
^
^
There is an old saying that applies here:

"Better to Remain Silent and Be Thought a Fool than to Speak and Remove All Doubt"

Try and follow the advice :)

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Going back OUT in the 'shade'...
After a Bible quote.

3. Cover or shelter provided by interception by an object of the sun or its rays.
http://www.thefreedictionary.com/shade

~-~
whitehair

Fort Thomas, KY

#120409 Sep 1, 2013
Newport Guy wrote:
<quoted text>
Really? All your friends?
Funny. I don't know of a single person who has gotten such a letter. Sounds a little anecdotal.
Do you really think children during their prime years (who the vast majority of which are healthy) remaining on a policy increases it's cost? Do you really believe that additional cost of the small percentage of uninsured with preexisting conditions wont be offset by the vast numbers of new healthy people buying insurance? Do you not think healthcare costs in general will come down as people get more preventative care and the poor will no longer be forced to use the MOST expensive means of care (Hospital emergency rooms)?
Lastly how on earth can you say that insuring MILLIONS more people (even by the most conservative estimates) wont impact the number of uninsured?
Don`t blame me. Only repeating what the insurance industry will start doing.

Yes, the changes are attractive. Yes, some like the age 26 child and the item of pre-existing condition being excepted/ But this does not change the fact the poor will not be able to get insurance without a contribution from the gov`t which is an excuse to increase taxes. The poor will be working two jobs to get in their 8 hour per day now called the normal day ,Then you have to look at the 20-30 million illegals that will be includes in Obama Care, and consider the ones that still have no job of work, today. This is not my prediction but it is the Insurance Industry and it is the GSA of the Gov`ts prediction.
The poor will still have no out but to go to gov`t clinics or the hospital.

This countries debt will increase. It is a no brainer.
American Lady

Danville, KY

#120410 Sep 1, 2013
Remember the days of old, consider the years of so many generations:ask thy father, and he will show thee:
thy elders, and they will tell thee.

The SONG of MOSES, Deuteronomy 32:7
<3
Go take a nap crazy nut

Brandenburg, KY

#120411 Sep 1, 2013
You are always on every thread spilling your nuts and giving Kentucky a bad name of CRAZY HILLIBILLIES now. Go sober up you lush. I like the Germany and Spain lady. Make up your mind who you want to be. You are a true sock puppet. You smoke that wacky tobaccy you grow? smh

“A proud Kentuckian ”

Since: Aug 13

At Your Mama's House

#120412 Sep 1, 2013
whitehair wrote:
<quoted text>
If you hold the one accountable, be truthful , do it correctly.
War in Iraq-every one and Country seemed to have the same info. The Democrats also voted for it.
BL was just one man. Nothing changed with his death.
FEMA was not the cause of New Orleans disaster. It was the cause of the Mayor and Governor not allowing FEMA to do their job. They(the mayor and governor were Democrats.)and they controlled the evacuation very badly.
Spending? Obama began with a $9 trillion debt. He expanded it to where it is now almost $18 trillion in 5 years. That is twice what Bush left him and us.
Vacations? Obama has spent more and taken more, non stop. When not vacationing, he is out stomping the Country with speeches. This costs plenty.
Time in office? Obama still has 3 1/2 years to go!!!
So , be honest.
1."War in Iraq-every one and Country seemed to have the same info. The Democrats also voted for it."

Not true. They voted based on information given to them by Bush.
NOBODY in congress knew that all of Bush's assertions were based on information gained from just one source. A source held by German authorities that we didn't even bother to question ourselves. A source that even the people who relayed this information (The German government) said he was untrustworthy and shouldn't be believed.

2."BL was just one man. Nothing changed with his death."

Yes he was just one man, but he was the face behind 9/11. Since when do we stop pursuing criminals, especially one that ordered the worst act of terrorism on American soil?
I have a friend who's father was killed in tower two. I saw the tears she shed when it was announced that Bin Ladin had been killed.
Tell her it changes nothing

3."FEMA was not the cause of New Orleans disaster. It was the cause of the Mayor and Governor not allowing FEMA to do their job. They(the mayor and governor were Democrats.)and they controlled the evacuation very badly."

Even republicans blame Bush!
http://www.cnn.com/2006/POLITICS/02/13/katrin...

4."Spending? Obama began with a $9 trillion debt. He expanded it to where it is now almost $18 trillion in 5 years. That is twice what Bush left him and us."

You are not comparing apples to apples. For one you are attributing spending programs already in place before he got there.
Secondly, every modern president has increased spending over his predecessor. The only real measure is by what percentage.
Bush increased spending by 7.3% in his first term and 8.1% during his second term
Obama on the other hand has increased federal spending just 1.4 percent while in office.
This is according to the CBO (check it out yourself).
To be fair there are some variables that makes Obama's number look a little better than actual (my opinion) but even discounting the variables he has increased spending FAR less than Bush.

5."Vacations? Obama has spent more and taken more, non stop. When not vacationing, he is out stomping the Country with speeches. This costs plenty.
Time in office? Obama still has 3 1/2 years to go!!!
So , be honest."

Ok I will.
He hasnt spent nearly the time Bush has on vacation or campaigning. It's not close. Even taking into account his remaining 3 1/2 years. He would have to spend nearly ALL his remaining time on vacation to catch up!
It is easy to check it out yourself, just Google "Bush vacation days vs Obama" and pick your source :P

“A proud Kentuckian ”

Since: Aug 13

At Your Mama's House

#120413 Sep 1, 2013
whitehair wrote:
<quoted text>
Don`t blame me. Only repeating what the insurance industry will start doing.
Yes, the changes are attractive. Yes, some like the age 26 child and the item of pre-existing condition being excepted/ But this does not change the fact the poor will not be able to get insurance without a contribution from the gov`t which is an excuse to increase taxes. The poor will be working two jobs to get in their 8 hour per day now called the normal day ,Then you have to look at the 20-30 million illegals that will be includes in Obama Care, and consider the ones that still have no job of work, today. This is not my prediction but it is the Insurance Industry and it is the GSA of the Gov`ts prediction.
The poor will still have no out but to go to gov`t clinics or the hospital.
This countries debt will increase. It is a no brainer.
Hmmm, well I guess we will see soon :P

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