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Ever since the state of Hawaii outsourced its Medicaid services for the indigent population to WellCare and United Health Care , there has been nothing but chaos. Full Story
willie

Farmington, MI

#21 Sep 29, 2009
swannie wrote:
About Mr. Watada. How in the heck did he get that far in the Army if he was anti-war?
By following the 3 D's rule.

Decide
Delegate
Disappear
wendell

United States

#22 Sep 29, 2009
swannie wrote:
About Mr. Watada. How in the heck did he get that far in the Army if he was anti-war?
I'd say he was either ignorant about what the Army does, or stupid, or maybe both.
Pat

Hanalei, HI

#23 Sep 29, 2009
jimhiro wrote:
Watada will have to live with his decisions the rest of his life. When he marries his family will carry his notriety. Hope he doesnt live near a military base because his children will suffer from their school children. Hope he starts his own business for if the business owner is a veteran, he will be taboo to hire. With his less than honorable discharge he will not be able to get a federal job less a security clearnace of many jobs for the defense department.
It may be a while before American's understand the honorable position that Lt. Watada took. It is unfortunate that the US Justice Department isn't investigating Bush, Cheney, RIce, Rumsfeld, etc illegal actions . But I guess it is because Obama is continuing the policies that are un-Constitutional.
Pat

Hanalei, HI

#24 Sep 29, 2009
taylor wrote:
jane, you should listen to G. Beck sometimes and you will be surprised at the truths he uncovers.
enough truth to rattle the white house and have czars mysteriously resigns. acorn being cut off from using our tax dollars and even his name being mentioned in congress.
wall street was embarrassed for not covering the news about van jones and acorn, that they appointed someone to read right wing blogs such as G.Beck and other pundits.
i often switch back and forth between cnn, msnbc and foxnews, then you piece it together...hmm hmm hmmm Barack Hussin Obama.
Do yourself a favor, turn them all off. They only insight misinformation and hatred which is leading to more violence in America.
lookie here

Honolulu, HI

#25 Sep 29, 2009
swannie wrote:
About Mr. Watada. How in the heck did he get that far in the Army if he was anti-war?
as long as the army was paying his salary and for his schooling, and he didn't actually have to do anything, he was perfectly happy in the army.

as soon as the possibility that he might actually get hurt, or have to fulfill the obligations that he signed up for, he instantly turned anti-war.
lookie here

Honolulu, HI

#26 Sep 29, 2009
wendell wrote:
<quoted text>
I'd say he was either ignorant about what the Army does, or stupid, or maybe both.
oh, Watada knew. he was just in it to work the system, get free school, good pay, and a good retirement.

he never actually figured that he'd be called on to actually do his duty.
Yeah

Mililani, HI

#27 Sep 29, 2009
wendell wrote:
<quoted text>
I'd say he was either ignorant about what the Army does, or stupid, or maybe both.
lol! What does the Army do?
DADDY LAU

AOL

#28 Sep 29, 2009
Send Wat ta duh to Afghanistan!!!!!!!!
Pau

Los Angeles, CA

#29 Sep 29, 2009
jimhiro wrote:
Watada will have to live with his decisions the rest of his life. When he marries his family will carry his notriety. Hope he doesnt live near a military base because his children will suffer from their school children. Hope he starts his own business for if the business owner is a veteran, he will be taboo to hire. With his less than honorable discharge he will not be able to get a federal job less a security clearnace of many jobs for the defense department.
Do you have the same opinion regarding Maj. Stefan Frederick Cook?

The Maj. refused deployment to Afghanistan. He argued that, since Obama cannot serve as President of the United States, he cannot order him to deploy as commander-in-chief of the U.S. Armed Forces.

Since: Sep 08

Honolulu

#31 Sep 29, 2009
Dave wrote:
<quoted text>
Sorry your comment isn't a fair analogy. Glenn gave the Bush Adminstration heck for the 8 years he was in office.
We may be the same country that elected them, but we are more united than ever before. We deserve better than what we are getting.
We get it, you are liberal, but you should be very concerned about what is happening in and around this administration at this time.
You guys always revert back to Bush. He wasn't even in the conversation.
As for our ability to make sound judgements, as least we are more open minded and want to know where we are headed. Where you just want to call us names. You pulled the first punch.
Dave, I agree with you that Bush should have been held accountable by the Republican base. He wasn't. The liberals tried to show you guys the error of your ways but you would have none of it.

Now, you seem to think the shoe is on the other foot, but most of the major problems Obama is facing did not start in his administration. You may not like his solutions, but you are also contributing to the problem.

If you think Beck hasn't landed a punch before this, then think again.

Since: Sep 08

Honolulu

#32 Sep 29, 2009
DADDY LAU wrote:
Send Wat ta duh to Afghanistan!!!!!!!!
You may remember that he asked for that assignment. If the military didn't listen, then you may wonder why.

Since: Apr 08

Kaneohe, HI

#33 Sep 29, 2009
Aloha Jane,

You know I used to think Glenn was a big crazy myself when I first started listening to him three years ago. But then, all of the predictions he was making started becoming reality. If you go back to the Bush administration you will see that he was just as upset with the Republicans back then as he is now with President Obama's administration.

If you think Bush lied, wait for what's coming down the pipeline with the new circus act that's in town. People need to start looking at this as a problem in Washington. It's not a Dem vs Repub problem IT'S ALL OF THEM, save a very few that have some values left that they adhere to.
There's a message that many people are missing in the Tea Parties. Those people want reform just not reform run by the government. Take a look at all the government failures: Postal Service, Social Security, etc etc. why would anyone think that the government can come in and save us money when we have all these examples of their mismanagement. The definition of insanity is doing the same thing over and over and expecting a different result.
Mike

United States

#34 Sep 29, 2009
I love my Wellcare stocks. You should too.
Dave

AOL

#35 Sep 29, 2009
Bullshot Crummond wrote:
<quoted text>
Dave, I agree with you that Bush should have been held accountable by the Republican base. He wasn't. The liberals tried to show you guys the error of your ways but you would have none of it.
Now, you seem to think the shoe is on the other foot, but most of the major problems Obama is facing did not start in his administration. You may not like his solutions, but you are also contributing to the problem.
If you think Beck hasn't landed a punch before this, then think again.
The Republican Party got too complacent the past few years and I think this scare has put the fear God into them.
Both Parties are to blame for this mess. No one gets out alive on this. Everyone had their one self serving agenda and thus was not paying attention to the action going on around them. Then as well as now.
I don't think the Dems were in any place to show us the way. The last two years of Bush's office when the Dems were in control, things only got worse.
I think the American public has shown, we are still alive and you had better be accountable now.
Obama made have inherited some of the problems, but the new ones he is creating are pretty severe. Anyone from both sides of the aisle should be very concerned for our further right now.
I don't see how I am contributing, when I have questions and I deserve answers.
I have grave concern for the direction this country is being taken and you should have the same concern.
This WH needs to be accountable for their actions and yet time and again, they ignore the wishes of the people, for who they are suppose to serve.
The amount of broken promises since January and the rushing of bills without time to read them is a real concern.
South-Philly

Oklahoma City, OK

#36 Sep 29, 2009
To all you Watada loves out there, yes, he vounteered to go to Afgan. but the Army puts you where you are needed. When I served I wanted to go to Hawaii but the USAF said I was needed in Thule, Greenland, I went and said nothing.
Lefty

Honolulu, HI

#37 Sep 29, 2009
swannie wrote:
About Mr. Watada. How in the heck did he get that far in the Army if he was anti-war?
Simple, he wanted all the perks and prestiege of being an officer. He didn't become anti-war until he was ordered to go there.
Mike

United States

#38 Sep 29, 2009
A big coconut fell down in Samoa and now we have the waves coming to us.
Pau

Los Angeles, CA

#39 Sep 29, 2009
Dave wrote:
<quoted text>This WH needs to be accountable for their actions and yet time and again, they ignore the wishes of the people, for who they are suppose to serve.
The amount of broken promises since January and the rushing of bills without time to read them is a real concern.
Fear Fear and more Fear!

Now the folks from the right are calling for accountability! You make me laugh pal with your words most likely taken from Beck's transcript!

How's this for the WH listening to the people: The current Health Care system is unsustainable, so something has to be done. It is the Democratic Party operating on the mandate that it got from the voters when they elected Barack Obama.
alice

Hanalei, HI

#40 Sep 29, 2009
Pat wrote:
<quoted text>It may be a while before American's understand the honorable position that Lt. Watada took. It is unfortunate that the US Justice Department isn't investigating Bush, Cheney, RIce, Rumsfeld, etc illegal actions . But I guess it is because Obama is continuing the policies that are un-Constitutional.
well said. Watada is heroic. He stood up tot he big Bush lies about the illegal invasion of Iraq. He exposed the lies. I wish others had the courage to do what he did then. Now everyone knows the lies were used to manipulate America into a needless and distrous war. But amny were fooled at the time.
alice

Hanalei, HI

#43 Sep 29, 2009
Pat is sharp. She tells it staright. Watda will be honored as a hero one day. We now know Bush duped iour soldiers/

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