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

North Fort Myers, FL

#17389 Jul 5, 2013
What wrote:
Lets see....

Virginia ..

Governor - Right Wing Wacko Republican

Senate - Controlled by Right Wing Wacko Republicans.

House - Controlled by Right Wing Wacko Republicans

Lt. Governor - Right Wing Wacko Republican.

Attorney General - Right Wing Wacko Republican.

Sounds like the girl was lucky they didn't decide she was an "enemy combatant" and just "drone" her.
Informed Opinion

North Fort Myers, FL

#17390 Jul 5, 2013
Gotta love it ... another shiny object distraction bites the dust.

But don't worry .... another shiny object will be on the way.

"Even More Evidence Shows the IRS Didn't Single Out Conservatives"

http://gawker.com/even-more-evidence-shows-th...

“Registered Conservative”

Since: Jul 11

Draketown, GA

#17391 Jul 5, 2013
andy wrote:
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FINALLY a conservative the admits that so called socialized medicine is better than the strictly for profit system that we enjoy. As for the link, look it up yourself. Do you really think its funny that 36 other countries take better care of their citizens than the U.S., or are you just..........
How does everyone share in the cost? On what are the costs based?
Think taxation before you answer.

Since: Nov 12

Location hidden

#17392 Jul 5, 2013
Aggie23 wrote:
Not political in the least, but came across this and am rather ashamed I had not heard of this earlier, since it occurred so close to home. A tragic end to a story of a brave and selfless man.
"A Georgia man who was paralyzed after jumping into a creek to save a young girl from drowning earlier this month has died.
Michael Patterson, 43, died early Friday due to complications following the June 8 incident. Patterson severed his spinal cord when he leapt into the swift-moving Euharlee Creek along the Silver Comet Trail in Rockmart, Ga., to save Javea Jones, a 4-year-old girl whom he had never met. Jones survived, but Patterson suffered several injuries in addition to being paralyzed from the shoulders down, including respiratory acidosis, pneumonia and a bacterial infection."
Read more: http://www.foxnews.com/us/2013/06/28/good-sam...
I usually couldn't care less about whatever little moron loves to hit the clueless/nuts/disagree judgements rather than engage in discussion back and forth. However, to just be a knee jerk jackass about a story of a man who died after risking his life to successfully rescue a little girl truly hits a record low. You must be so proud.

Since: Nov 12

Location hidden

#17393 Jul 5, 2013
Oh my wrote:
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I'm surprised at such an admission, most would not have had the guts.
I never questioned the integrity of the poll, and the "legitimacy" of the results were explained at the end of the referenced article.
http://www.cnbc.com/id/100825782
...Gallup Chief Economic Dennis Jacobe said small business owners' answers in the poll "is consistent with owners' tendency to be more Republican than Democratic, higher-income, more against big government, more conservative and less optimistic than Americans overall."
One group that favors Obamacare for small businesses said the findings reflect misconceptions about its true effects as well as the need for continued outreach by reform advocates to the small business community.
I think its rather sad that you think it takes guts to admit to misunderstanding a sentence.

And it is hardly remarkable that business owners who operate in the real world of balancing budgets and payrolls and costs and expenses and responsibility for their employees and numerous other factors that ivory tower liberals and government bureaucrats are clueless about would tend to vote Republican.

Nor is it surprising that a "group that favors Obamacare" would have a bias that states that those who show in the polls that Obamacare is affecting their employee decisions are misinformed and have "misconceptions."
danger zone

Lithonia, GA

#17394 Jul 5, 2013
Aggie23 wrote:
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I usually couldn't care less about whatever little moron loves to hit the clueless/nuts/disagree judgements rather than engage in discussion back and forth. However, to just be a knee jerk jackass about a story of a man who died after risking his life to successfully rescue a little girl truly hits a record low. You must be so proud.
That says so much about the hate filled libs who post here. They pretend to care so much, we know better.

Since: Nov 12

Location hidden

#17395 Jul 5, 2013
What wrote:
Given what I have read about that incident, it is frightening what happened and truly frightening when you think about what COULD have happened. There may be further information forthcoming that will put a different picture on events, but based on what we know now, the officers handled the situation very poorly and with extreme high handedness.(and my typical reaction is always to initially give police the benefit of the doubt)

Since: Nov 12

Location hidden

#17396 Jul 5, 2013
Informed Opinion wrote:
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Agreed.
Socialized medicine by definition has to be more efficient than allowing insurers to make a profit by skimming off the healthiest people, and charging as highest cost possible for the least benefits possible.
Someday we'll join the rest of the industrialized world and enact a one-payor system.
And if that happens be prepared to wait months for doctor's appts, months for diagnostic scans, months for procedures and be prepared for bureaucrats to tell you that you are not a viable candidate for the procedure/surgery/medication that you need or "that you know what, maybe this isn’t going to help. Maybe you’re better off, uhh, not having the surgery, but, uhh, taking the painkiller" as Obama told one woman in regard to her elderly mother getting a pacemaker.
James

Blue Ridge, GA

#17397 Jul 5, 2013
Aggie23 wrote:
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And if that happens be prepared to wait months for doctor's appts, months for diagnostic scans, months for procedures and be prepared for bureaucrats to tell you that you are not a viable candidate for the procedure/surgery/medication that you need or "that you know what, maybe this isn’t going to help. Maybe you’re better off, uhh, not having the surgery, but, uhh, taking the painkiller" as Obama told one woman in regard to her elderly mother getting a pacemaker.
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Scare tactics only work for people that refuse to do there home work and learn the facts for themselves. Thomas Edison spent years and large sums of money to discredit Nikolai tesla because he invented ac power and it solved every problem Edison's had trying to implement his DC power to run a a country on the brink of a industrial revolution. Just think what if these scare tactics would have delayed or stopped our country from its early development into a superpower. If we continue this path of failing at education for our kids and refusing to deal with our health care system we will continue to lose ground in our economic race with the rest of the world.
What

Broken Arrow, OK

#17398 Jul 5, 2013
"10 ObamaCare fumbles." Obamacare
If Obama was a NFL quarterback and fumbled in one game, he would be benched or traded.
If Obama was a National league baseball player, he would be benched or traded for striking out 10 times in one game.

http://thehill.com/blogs/healthwatch/health-r...


What

Broken Arrow, OK

#17399 Jul 5, 2013
James wrote:
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If we continue this path of failing at education for our kids and refusing to deal with our health care system we will continue to lose ground in our economic race with the rest of the world.

"Cracks in the Common Core of Education."

http://blog.heritage.org/2013/07/04/protectin...


Read my above post about Obamacare.

And Aggie is correct. I have friends in England who wait months on end to get medical procedures done. Also months for Doctor's appointments. The only quick medical service rendered there is an emergency.

Since: Nov 12

Location hidden

#17400 Jul 5, 2013
James wrote:
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Scare tactics only work for people that refuse to do there home work and learn the facts for themselves. Thomas Edison spent years and large sums of money to discredit Nikolai tesla because he invented ac power and it solved every problem Edison's had trying to implement his DC power to run a a country on the brink of a industrial revolution. Just think what if these scare tactics would have delayed or stopped our country from its early development into a superpower. If we continue this path of failing at education for our kids and refusing to deal with our health care system we will continue to lose ground in our economic race with the rest of the world.
If you call being realistic based on past history "scare tactics".
I suggest you look at the National Health Service website referenced below. Most informative are the comments made by people impacted by the service and the wait times they have experienced.

From the official website:
"You have the legal right to start your NHS consultant-led treatment within a maximum of 18 weeks from referral, unless you choose to wait longer or it is clinically appropriate that you wait longer."

From the comments:

"But I have been waiting for 20 weeks now.
When called up they say it takes 26 weeks wait time"

"I would like to find out why the initial waiting times shown here bear not relationship to the time for my appointment and I would also like to say that after me paying 11% NI and my boss paying 12% NI all these years I seem to be on the broken side of a contract when you cannot even complain if you have to wait up to 18 weeks to see a consultant for an heart condition that could had killed me if I did not kick up."

"This article made me laugh. If I hadn't laughed I would have cried. I'm waiting for surgery to repair a fast growing aortic aneurysm due to having Marfan Syndrome. The 18 week waiting time is a joke. I waited 8 weeks to see surgeon which wasn't to bad. Was told that the wait would be 3+ months. I've now been waiting 32 weeks since seeing the surgeon. So that's 40 weeks since I was told I needed surgery and still no sign of operation soon."

And those comments are just from the first 3 posts, read them all and see our future if something isn't done.

http://www.nhs.uk/choiceintheNHS/Rightsandple...
What

Broken Arrow, OK

#17401 Jul 5, 2013
If anyone had any doubts about Obama's sorry foreign policy, the below gives a good example.


"On Tuesday, Secretary of State John Kerry reportedly called his counterpart in Egypt, Mohamed Kamel Amr. He had a question: was Amr still foreign minister? Kerry didn’t know the answer. According to a report from the Wall Street Journal, Amr “had tendered his resignation hours earlier but agreed to stay on.” Kerry wanted Egyptian President Mohammed Morsi to call new presidential elections, replace the prime minister, and bring others into his government. When Morsi said no, the coup was on.

The Journal notes,“The moment served to underscore the Obama administration's limited ability to steer events in a Middle East still being swept by political upheaval. A reconstruction of how the U.S. handled Egypt in recent months suggests that U.S. officials saw the standoff building but were unable to persuade Mr. Morsi to pull back.”

Now, the United States is viewed by the Muslim Brotherhood as the force behind Morsi’s ouster, and is viewed by the Egyptian military as an obstacle to that ouster.“We’ve managed now to alienate both sides in Egypt,” former State Department official Michele Dunne said."
you people

Adel, GA

#17402 Jul 5, 2013
danger zone wrote:
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That says so much about the hate filled libs who post here. They pretend to care so much, we know better.
You people are truly full of shit. No wonder the Republican Party is going after the Hispanic vote, they have NO chance with you and your buddies.

Since: Nov 12

Location hidden

#17403 Jul 5, 2013
What wrote:
If anyone had any doubts about Obama's sorry foreign policy, the below gives a good example.
"On Tuesday, Secretary of State John Kerry reportedly called his counterpart in Egypt, Mohamed Kamel Amr. He had a question: was Amr still foreign minister? Kerry didn’t know the answer. According to a report from the Wall Street Journal, Amr “had tendered his resignation hours earlier but agreed to stay on.” Kerry wanted Egyptian President Mohammed Morsi to call new presidential elections, replace the prime minister, and bring others into his government. When Morsi said no, the coup was on.
The Journal notes,“The moment served to underscore the Obama administration's limited ability to steer events in a Middle East still being swept by political upheaval. A reconstruction of how the U.S. handled Egypt in recent months suggests that U.S. officials saw the standoff building but were unable to persuade Mr. Morsi to pull back.”
Now, the United States is viewed by the Muslim Brotherhood as the force behind Morsi’s ouster, and is viewed by the Egyptian military as an obstacle to that ouster.“We’ve managed now to alienate both sides in Egypt,” former State Department official Michele Dunne said."
Well, maybe Kerry was too busy thinking about his plans for the 4th. See links below.

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-23571...

http://hotair.com/archives/2013/07/05/state-d...

http://twitchy.com/2013/07/03/with-little-goi...
danger zone

Lithonia, GA

#17404 Jul 5, 2013
you people wrote:
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You people are truly full of shit. No wonder the Republican Party is going after the Hispanic vote, they have NO chance with you and your buddies.
You are one brainless example of the Obama fanbase. This post proves just how distracted & uninformed you are.
OMTE

Rimersburg, PA

#17405 Jul 5, 2013
Informed Opinion wrote:
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Thanks for the great posts.
Watching your posts factually decimate our Right Wing friends' silliness is entertaining.
Watching them contradict themselves in intellectually painful contortions is even more amusing.
factually
Did you see Bushmaster come out of hidin to support the amnesty bill that is in the House? That should be proof all by itself that this bill is foul. I can't believe Bush is even riskin his neck comin into the spotlight. If I were him I'd keep a low profile. He's lucky he isn't in jail. I said I thought him and Obama were best friends. Mr. Obama probably promised Bush amnesty on the condition that he'd get his buddies to go along with the amnesty bill. Bush doesn't care if the Republican party will never win another presidential election if the bill were to pass. He's just probably tired of hidin. Ya know?
What

Broken Arrow, OK

#17406 Jul 6, 2013
"Obamacare called ‘The fiasco for the ages’"

"The best the Democrats can say about Obamacare is that it’s an approaching train wreck, in the memorable description of Sen. Max Baucus of Montana. Mr. Baucus was one of the authors of the legislation and now he’s hurrying home to Montana for good, anxious to avert his eyes from all the hair, teeth and eyeballs soon to be scattered along the railroad right-of-way."

http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2013/jul/...
What

Broken Arrow, OK

#17407 Jul 6, 2013
Aggie23 wrote:
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Well, maybe Kerry was too busy thinking about his plans for the 4th. See links below.
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-23571...
http://hotair.com/archives/2013/07/05/state-d...
http://twitchy.com/2013/07/03/with-little-goi...

And when has Kerry ever been known to tell the truth. He's in good company with Obama and friends.
What

Broken Arrow, OK

#17408 Jul 6, 2013
Looks like Bush has turned into another rhino republican, or maybe he's been one all the time.

"George W. Bush to Speak on Immigration Reform."

http://www.breitbart.com/Big-Government/2013/...

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