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

Blairsville, GA

#24532 Sep 14, 2013
Aggie23 wrote:
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http://www.topix.com/forum/city/blairsville-g...
Exactly. How much credibility does anyone really think Crist has. He comes up with his information after getting trounced in his Senate run and goes crying with his tail between his legs and joins the Democrat party. Yeah, no conflict of interest there.
Course the Palm Beach Post article is sourced from multiple points, one of which was a deposition from James Greer, and two GOP consultants, one of which was named in the article.

Feel free to show us where the FL GOP asked for, or received a retraction, or sued any of the named individuals for their statements. And feel free to show us where Crist was charged with perjury for his testimony before the Senate.

It's fully understandable that this information is embarassing for Republicans and undermines their stated reasons for much of their voter suppression efforts.
Oh my

Blairsville, GA

#24533 Sep 14, 2013
Small Business wrote:
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http://www.topix.com/forum/city/blairsville-g...
Does it mean that the mom and pop entrepreneurs who take chances, work long hours and are guaranteed nothing should step aside once they have become successful and turn their little companies over to some government entity?

The small company is and has been the back bone of the American economy for generations, provides over 60% of the employment in this country, yet is the very sector to take most of the regulatory hits from one government agency or another.
How do you define a mom and pop business, what would be the gross sales that define this category?

Provide an example of a successful mom and pop operation that "turn their little companies over to some government entity"?

Can you name a specific industries that might contain a mom and pop operation that is over-burden with regulations?

Specifically what regulations are over-burdening this specific industry?

“Liberals are closet raaacists!”

Since: Nov 08

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#24534 Sep 14, 2013
Small Business wrote:
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Pick one issue at a time and bombard the elected official with emails and letters. Encourage friends in other districts or states to do likewise. We have been derelict in not letting our representatives know what we expect from them and that we're paying attention. When the scripted, one size fits all response hits our mailbox, throw it back at them rather than give up. Make respond more than once. They will get the message.
I am REALLY good at contacting my representatives, however, I HAVE received the scripted responses. I've left the voice mails, sent emails, etc. I guess I gave up too soon. Thanks.
OMTE

Edison, GA

#24535 Sep 14, 2013
Synergy wrote:
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I am REALLY good at contacting my representatives, however, I HAVE received the scripted responses. I've left the voice mails, sent emails, etc. I guess I gave up too soon. Thanks.
Go to NumbersUSA. They've sent Faxes on my behalf and I received geniune emails from my Rep. Austin Scott and the Gov. office.
https://www.numbersusa.com/content/

“Liberals are closet raaacists!”

Since: Nov 08

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#24536 Sep 14, 2013
moron wrote:
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Remember Sarah Palin, and the Mormon with his Gods on planets believing the Jesus has already returned?? Your party put forth a couple of jokes for 8 years. And they have a couple more in the wings if the idiot wing of the party has its way, but I don' think you have a chance this time. Obama got elected because of people like YOU, you are to blame, talk about Dumb!!!
I will give you credit for admitting that Obama is not at fault for us going down the tubes. We were already down the tubes when your party left American with no other choice but Obama. The members of Congress on both sides are the real problem, doing nothing but posturing for the next election and just making things worse than Obama ever could. Congress has the power to do SOMETHING, so they just argue among themselves and try to repeal ObamaCare for the 100th time just to look good for the base that elects them. They can still count and know they have NO CHANCE, but they waste time and money anyway.
There you have it MORON.
After living through Obama, so far, the conservative's choices that were trotted out look better and better. You have NO IDEA what they would have done. Only speculation on your part. You are one of those tired old ingrates who STILL BLAME someone else for Obama's failings. Can't wait for you to get your dose of Obamacare. Get excited. It's coming. You call doing what their constituents want "just trying to look good"? Figures. At least they've made attempts! YOU are what's wrong, MORON. You keep supporting what is killing this country. What has YOUR HERO DONE that represents what a majority of the people want?
As for your comments about Romney, yeah, YOU voted twice for an individual who has worked overtime to hide his background, counts Bill Ayers as his BFF, attended a church for 20 years that preached HATE of America, counted the pastor as that church as his mentor, did NOTHING as a Senator except get elected, takes lavish trips when so many people are unemployed, shuts down tours of the WH because of costs(lol, that's a good one.). Shall I go on??????
Yes, we were already going down the tubes. YOUR HERO just lied to you gullible clowns(he had you pegged) and he has taken us the rest of the way and is doing his best to see that we stay there. You look as crazy as you are by STILL supporting that fool. Keep it up. You'll see, MORON.

“Liberals are closet raaacists!”

Since: Nov 08

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#24537 Sep 14, 2013
Bush wrote:
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11,554 rants on Topix and you still can't answer a simple question?? How can the decline of the middle class that has been going on for around 20 years be Obamas fault. Simple question for a simple mind, now give your answer and it shouldn't include the word Obama.
As hard as it is for you to comprehend, I am not that fond of Obama. History will make the decision on his Presidency, just like it has for Bush.
What? Are you STALKING me now?????????
I answered your question. Your comprehension is as bad as your politics. As far as the answer NOT including Obama's name, you REALLY are insane. Think about it(if you are capable).
I told you what I blamed Obama for. Guess you didn't get that part. Read it again. You aren't worth my reposting.

“Liberals are closet raaacists!”

Since: Nov 08

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#24538 Sep 14, 2013
guest wrote:
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"11,554 rants on Topix….."
LOL - sums that fool up in just a few words…..completely.
Ahhhh. Another post from the Topix Brain Trust. rotfl
Any time you want to jump in farther, feel free.
(Looks as if I have REALLY gotten under YOUR skin. Yaaaaay me!)

“Liberals are closet raaacists!”

Since: Nov 08

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#24539 Sep 14, 2013
OMTE wrote:
<quoted text>Go to NumbersUSA. They've sent Faxes on my behalf and I received geniune emails from my Rep. Austin Scott and the Gov. office.
https://www.numbersusa.com/content/
Thanks, OMTE!

“Liberals are closet raaacists!”

Since: Nov 08

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#24540 Sep 14, 2013
guest wrote:
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"11,554 rants on Topix….."
LOL - sums that fool up in just a few words…..completely.
BTW, why don't you stick to just one ID instead of changing just to give yourself support.

“Liberals are closet raaacists!”

Since: Nov 08

Location hidden

#24541 Sep 14, 2013
moron wrote:
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Remember Sarah Palin, and the Mormon with his Gods on planets believing the Jesus has already returned?? Your party put forth a couple of jokes for 8 years. And they have a couple more in the wings if the idiot wing of the party has its way, but I don' think you have a chance this time. Obama got elected because of people like YOU, you are to blame, talk about Dumb!!!
I will give you credit for admitting that Obama is not at fault for us going down the tubes. We were already down the tubes when your party left American with no other choice but Obama. The members of Congress on both sides are the real problem, doing nothing but posturing for the next election and just making things worse than Obama ever could. Congress has the power to do SOMETHING, so they just argue among themselves and try to repeal ObamaCare for the 100th time just to look good for the base that elects them. They can still count and know they have NO CHANCE, but they waste time and money anyway.
There you have it MORON.
Incidentally, HOW can you talk about the decline of the middle class and NOT include Obama's name? I thought your demand that his name not be included was "telling", to say the least.
Whom do YOU think should be our next president? Give us people in Topixland a name.
please

Dawsonville, GA

#24542 Sep 14, 2013
Synergy wrote:
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What? Are you STALKING me now?????????
I answered your question. Your comprehension is as bad as your politics. As far as the answer NOT including Obama's name, you REALLY are insane. Think about it(if you are capable).
I told you what I blamed Obama for. Guess you didn't get that part. Read it again. You aren't worth my reposting.
11,561 rants and you still won't or can't answer simple questions.

1. In your rant against Democratic Socialist, I ask you to explain your disagreement with the stated goal of the organization which I gave you from their web site. "Democratic socialists believe that both the economy and society should be run democratically—to meet public needs, not to make profits for a few."

( the question for you to answer ) What in your mind IS THE PROBLEM WITH THAT GOAL???????

2. In one of your mindless rants you stated that the decline of the middle class is Obamas fault.

( the question for you to answer )
HOW CAN THE DECLINE OF THE MIDDLE CLASS that has been going on in this country under many Presidents and political parties FOR AROUND 20 YEARS BE OBAMAS FAULT?????????( I will agree it has gotten a worse during Obamas term, but not much worse than it already was.

Where are your answers, preferably coherent answers without going off in 11,561 different directions without any answer to the question and WITHOUT YOUR STOCK RANTS!!! I don't think you have answers, just wild rants

Stalking you, I get a kick out of your inability to answer simple questions. You can post your OPINIONS, rant and rave with the best. You ignore history and how we got to where we are. But when you are ask simple questions about statements you have made, we just get more rants and your stock answer, everything is Obamas fault. That's just childish, immature and far from the truth. Are you by chance a politician, that would make a world of sense. Show me I am wrong, please.

Since: Nov 12

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#24544 Sep 14, 2013
Oh my wrote:
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http://www.topix.com/forum/city/blairsville-g...
http://www.nytimes.com/2007/10/02/us/02dent.h...
Mr. Thurmond became a Republican and campaigned for his new party’s presidential candidate, Barry Goldwater, in 1964. Goldwater was beaten overwhelmingly by Johnson, but he did carry five states in the Deep South. He had campaigned in part on “states’ rights,” and he had voted against civil rights legislation, facts not lost on vote-counters in either party.
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This is the paragraph again, it's clear that the entire paragraph is dealing with the subject time period of 1964. To verify this a link is supplied to the entire article so that the context can be seen, the context of which is the work of Harry S Dent and Dent's connection to Strom Thummond and the work Thurmond did for Goldwater's campgain in 1964.
The paragraph's subject is not what Goldwater did before or after 1964, but what Goldwater did in 1964 and how that was presented to the electorate.
You don't think that was a fair portrayl, oh well, it is what it is, and it captured five southern states for Goldwater in the 1964 Election.
It's is YOUR credibility and legitamacy that is sinking with each new step you take down this path.
Do you want to go around again?
You keep trying to reframe the argument, my point in my first response is the same point I have made each time. The author inferred Goldwater had a history of voting against civil rights legislation. I showed Goldwater's history of working for integration and supporting civil rights. His vote against the 1964 Act was, as has been repeatedly stated, based on his belief that two provisions that were not in the original version of the act (which he supported) were unconstitutional and he therefore voted against it - on those grounds. How the informed interpreted his vote was not the issue. Now if you wish to go around again, it merely shows:
A. a lack of comprehension on your part or
B. a desire to keep arguing a point I didn't make
Either one of which I am bored with dealing with.

Since: Nov 12

Location hidden

#24545 Sep 14, 2013
Oh my wrote:
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Course the Palm Beach Post article is sourced from multiple points, one of which was a deposition from James Greer, and two GOP consultants, one of which was named in the article.
Feel free to show us where the FL GOP asked for, or received a retraction, or sued any of the named individuals for their statements. And feel free to show us where Crist was charged with perjury for his testimony before the Senate.
It's fully understandable that this information is embarassing for Republicans and undermines their stated reasons for much of their voter suppression efforts.
Let's look at the changes made in 2011 to Florida voting regulations, since that is what all the hubbub is about:

1. No changing of name or address on election day.- Well, that seems perfectly reasonable and logical. What is the problem here?
2. Early voting was reduced from 14 days to 8 days. That still gives over a week of early voting, what is the problem?
3. Absentee ballots declared invalid if signatures don't match. Ummm, duh. If for some medical reason your signature has changed, you can go in and update it at any time. What is the problem?
4. 3rd party registration groups must have new registrations submitted within 48 hours of signature.
What's the problem?

So please show me where these regulation changes are targeted towards disenfranchising minority voters. It isn't as though there were men in paramilitary attire standing in front of a polling place brandishing a nightstick. Now that I could certainly see raising some alarm, but I am sure the Dept of Justice would investigate such an incident thoroughly......oh, wait. And it isn't as though that same polling place had another man in paramilitary garb standing in the doorway again 4 years later.....oh, wait.

Since: Nov 12

Location hidden

#24546 Sep 14, 2013
Aggie23 wrote:
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You keep trying to reframe the argument, my point in my first response is the same point I have made each time. The author inferred Goldwater had a history of voting against civil rights legislation. I showed Goldwater's history of working for integration and supporting civil rights. His vote against the 1964 Act was, as has been repeatedly stated, based on his belief that two provisions that were not in the original version of the act (which he supported) were unconstitutional and he therefore voted against it - on those grounds. How the informed interpreted his vote was not the issue. Now if you wish to go around again, it merely shows:
A. a lack of comprehension on your part or
B. a desire to keep arguing a point I didn't make
Either one of which I am bored with dealing with.
Sigh.... left out half my sentence "how the uninformed vs the informed"
OMTE

Edison, GA

#24547 Sep 14, 2013
This lady is a criminal and the dumbest chick in America.(IMO)

http://www.youtube.com/watch...
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http://www.youtube.com/watch...
http://www.youtube.com/watch...
I wonder if she eats babies on halloween.:(

Since: Nov 12

Location hidden

#24548 Sep 14, 2013
Oh my wrote:
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How do you define a mom and pop business, what would be the gross sales that define this category?
Provide an example of a successful mom and pop operation that "turn their little companies over to some government entity"?
Can you name a specific industries that might contain a mom and pop operation that is over-burden with regulations?
Specifically what regulations are over-burdening this specific industry?
"Massive Regulation Hurts Small Business"

"A study done by the Small Business Administration (SBA) said
that in 2010 the annual cost of Federal regulations was $1.75 trillion.[1] Our annual GDP is over $15 trillion, meaning the cost of these regulations amounts to about 11.5% of GDP.[2] That’s a lot of money. Think of the impact on our struggling economy if we were able to cut those costs in half."

(Just a reminder - the SBA is a government agency.)

http://truecapitalism.org/massive-regulation-...
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And here are the first four hits on a google search of "regulation impact on small business"

Take your pick:

Shifting regulatory sand hurts small business, delays economic recovery

Read more: http://thehill.com/special-reports/jobs-and-t...
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Regulatory Burdens on Small Business Hurt Housing, Economy, Builders Tell Congress

http://www.nahb.org/news_details.aspx...
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NFIB Member Says Counter-Productive Regulations Hurt Small Business

Growthhttp://www.nfib.com/advo cacy/item?cmsid=58487
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FEDS: Regulations Hurt Small Businesses more than Big Business

' "While all citizens and businesses pay some portion of these costs, the distribution of the burden of regulations is quite uneven. The portion of regulatory costs that falls initially on businesses was $8,086 per employee in 2008. Small businesses, defined as firms employing fewer than 20 employees, bear the largest burden of federal regulations. As of 2008, small businesses face an annual regulatory cost of $10,585 per employee, which is 36 percent higher than the regulatory cost facing large firms (defined as firms with 500 or more employees)," the report reads.'

http://www.maciverinstitute.com/2013/01/feds-...

Since: Nov 12

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#24549 Sep 14, 2013
please wrote:
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11,561 rants and you still won't or can't answer simple questions.
1. In your rant against Democratic Socialist, I ask you to explain your disagreement with the stated goal of the organization which I gave you from their web site. "Democratic socialists believe that both the economy and society should be run democratically—to meet public needs, not to make profits for a few."
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I would like to see your response to "small business"'s post #24517.

Just how is the economy and society to be run "democratically" to meet "public needs" and still maintain a free system that makes it worthwhile for the entrepreneur to step out and take the risk of opening their own business (risking losing it all if it fails) and working like dogs to make it successful.

Define "public needs" that are not currently being met.

Define how the economy and society are to be run "democratically" to meet those "needs".
How is our current system not meeting any needs that you say are not currently being met?

From here it just sounds like more Leftist claptrap from someone who has no clue about what it takes to step out and take the risk to start a business and nurture it into a success and then be mighty angry when some jackass with no real life experience comes in and says "you didn't build that." - Oh, really, then who the heck did?

Since: Nov 12

Location hidden

#24550 Sep 14, 2013
OMTE wrote:
This lady is a criminal and the dumbest chick in America.(IMO)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v =yJtXhl5nPDoXX
http://www.youtube.com/watch...
http://www.youtube.com/watch...
http://www.youtube.com/watch...
http://www.youtube.com/watch...
I wonder if she eats babies on halloween.:(
Those are all great, but that last one truly is mind numbing. As a "practicing and respectful" Roman Catholic, she considers abortion rights as "sacred ground." Disgusting.
a clue

Dawsonville, GA

#24551 Sep 14, 2013
Aggie23 wrote:
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I would like to see your response to "small business"'s post #24517.
Just how is the economy and society to be run "democratically" to meet "public needs" and still maintain a free system that makes it worthwhile for the entrepreneur to step out and take the risk of opening their own business (risking losing it all if it fails) and working like dogs to make it successful.
Define "public needs" that are not currently being met.
Define how the economy and society are to be run "democratically" to meet those "needs".
How is our current system not meeting any needs that you say are not currently being met?
From here it just sounds like more Leftist claptrap from someone who has no clue about what it takes to step out and take the risk to start a business and nurture it into a success and then be mighty angry when some jackass with no real life experience comes in and says "you didn't build that." - Oh, really, then who the heck did?
First thing is the statement some jackass made saying you didn't build that, that being his business. Without government, state and federal we would NOT have a transportation system, power grids and water systems. No affordable way to manufacture goods or any way to get goods shipped in a timely and affordable manner. Airplanes and airports with federal regulation makes the sky's safe to ship goods all over the world. The federal and state road systems moving goods from trains to people. I could keep going, but why, that statement you are so upset over was really nothing more than the truth.

I have my own business, have for many, many years. I sold everything I owned and then borrowed $786,000. Before I got started I bought a new mattress just in case I lost everything I would have a decent bed. Now its making money, I don't need anything from anyone. I still work 7 days a week at least 10 months a year. I take my SSI check and put it in the bank, never been touched. And I will continue to take it to the bank until people wake up and pass laws that let folks who really need it get the money.

What do you really think the results would be if small, medium and large business we left to do as they please???? How much HARM to the citizens of this country do you think it would take for you to stop buying the "poor us" from the business community. Do I think they could do more business and make a LOT more money if left to do as they please, sure do. Do I think it would help our citizens or our country heck no. They would take advantage of people who are easily taken advantage of, plus a large percentage of smart folks with little common sense. One of the necessary things government does that wouldn't get done otherwise is to control what people do when it effects other people. A great example of a business that needs MORE regulation is all the car title pawns. I think we have 3 or 4 in Hiawassee. They will loan you some money on your only form of transportation to work at a ridiculously high rate. Its not against the law, if the bank did what they do it would be, and it should be. As long as they stay within the law the have every right to do what they do as any business has the right to do anything within the law. We have a lot of greedy people in this world, some outright dishonest if money is involved, take away the rules and see what you get. Careful what you wish for, you just might get it.

You don't have a clue what you are talking about, not a clue.
in the water

Alpharetta, GA

#24552 Sep 14, 2013
a clue wrote:
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First thing is the statement some jackass made saying you didn't build that, that being his business. Without government, state and federal we would NOT have a transportation system, power grids and water systems. No affordable way to manufacture goods or any way to get goods shipped in a timely and affordable manner. Airplanes and airports with federal regulation makes the sky's safe to ship goods all over the world. The federal and state road systems moving goods from trains to people. I could keep going, but why, that statement you are so upset over was really nothing more than the truth.
I have my own business, have for many, many years. I sold everything I owned and then borrowed $786,000. Before I got started I bought a new mattress just in case I lost everything I would have a decent bed. Now its making money, I don't need anything from anyone. I still work 7 days a week at least 10 months a year. I take my SSI check and put it in the bank, never been touched. And I will continue to take it to the bank until people wake up and pass laws that let folks who really need it get the money.
What do you really think the results would be if small, medium and large business we left to do as they please???? How much HARM to the citizens of this country do you think it would take for you to stop buying the "poor us" from the business community. Do I think they could do more business and make a LOT more money if left to do as they please, sure do. Do I think it would help our citizens or our country heck no. They would take advantage of people who are easily taken advantage of, plus a large percentage of smart folks with little common sense. One of the necessary things government does that wouldn't get done otherwise is to control what people do when it effects other people. A great example of a business that needs MORE regulation is all the car title pawns. I think we have 3 or 4 in Hiawassee. They will loan you some money on your only form of transportation to work at a ridiculously high rate. Its not against the law, if the bank did what they do it would be, and it should be. As long as they stay within the law the have every right to do what they do as any business has the right to do anything within the law. We have a lot of greedy people in this world, some outright dishonest if money is involved, take away the rules and see what you get. Careful what you wish for, you just might get it.
You don't have a clue what you are talking about, not a clue.
Do they put stupid pills in the water in the northern part of the state? You can't be that stupid on your own.

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