OMTE

Fitzgerald, GA

#10156 May 10, 2013
Bored wrote:
After reading a few of the posts, it's evident we conservatives just cant leave these liberaces alone for even one day without them starting to devour each other. How pathetic.
It's called having a difference of opinions. Get a clue. You're pathetic. No one is devouring no one. Moron.
Informed Opinion

Naples, FL

#10157 May 10, 2013
Ah... That Right Wing Wacko mentality

- Our citizens live poor, sickly and stupid, and die young, but by God, our companies make higher profits !

After Plant Explosion, Texas Remains Wary of Regulation

Last Updated: 9:08 PM ET
WEST, Tex.— Five days after an explosion at a fertilizer plant leveled a wide swath of this town, Gov. Rick Perry tried to woo Illinois business officials by trumpeting his state’s low taxes and limited regulations.

“Through their elected officials,” he said, Texans “clearly send the message of their comfort with the amount of oversight.”

Texas is the only state that does not require companies to contribute to workers’ compensation coverage.

It boasts the largest city in the country, Houston, with no zoning laws. It does not have a state fire codes,
and it prohibits smaller counties from having such codes.

McLennan is among the counties without a fire code

Some Texas counties even cite the lack of local fire codes as a reason for companies to move there.

But Texas has also had the nation’s highest number of workplace fatalities for much of the past decade.

Fires and explosions at Texas’ more than 1,300 chemical and industrial plants have cost as much in property damage as those in all the other states combined for the last five years.

Compared with Illinois, which has the nation’s second-largest number of high-risk sites, more than 950, but tighter fire and safety rules, Texas had more than three times the number of accidents, four times the number of injuries and deaths, and 300 times the property damage costs.

As federal investigators sift through the rubble at the West Fertilizer Company plant seeking clues about the April 17 blast that killed at least 14 people and injured roughly 200 others, some here argue that Texas’ culture itself contributed to the calamity.

“The Wild West approach to protecting public health and safety is what you get when you give companies too much economic freedom and not enough responsibility and accountability,” said Thomas O. McGarity, a professor at the University of Texas at Austin School of Law and an expert on regulation.
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Federal officials and fire safety experts contend that fire codes and other requirements would probably have made a difference.

A fire code would have required frequent inspections by fire marshals who might have prohibited the plant’s owner from storing the fertilizer just hundreds of feet from a school, a hospital, a railroad and other public buildings, they say.

A fire code also would probably have mandated sprinklers and forbidden the storage of ammonium nitrate near combustible materials.(Investigators say the fertilizer was stored in a largely wooden building near piles of seed, one possible factor in the fire.)

“It’s tough to overstate the importance fire codes would have made,” said Scott Harris, a former emergency management coordinator in Texas for the Environmental Protection Agency, who is now with UL Workplace Health and Safety, a safety science company.“Texas just hasn’t wrapped its brain around this fact yet.”

Ah Texas .... Competing with South Carolina for the Right Wing Wacko crown as having the poorest, most illiterate, and sickest, employees who die young in the name of increased profits.

My money is on South Carolina.
Disgusted

Chatsworth, GA

#10158 May 10, 2013
Let justice prevail. 4 Americans died and Obama's people lied and covered it up.
Nixon was impeached and nobody died from his pranks. What's good for the goose is good for the gander. Let justice prevail.
No Clinton for President in 2016.
No Gingrey for U.S. Senate in 2014.
OMTE

Fitzgerald, GA

#10159 May 10, 2013
Bored wrote:
After reading a few of the posts, it's evident we conservatives just cant leave these liberaces alone for even one day without them starting to devour each other. How pathetic.
Oh and as usual you have nothing to add other than your corny insults. Really pathetic.
guest

United States

#10160 May 10, 2013
OMTE wrote:
<quoted text>We do. See I have children and although queers don't effect me directly. If I condone this behavior it may effect me indirectly through my children. Daddy can't be there all the time and I'm scared for my children's souls and their children's souls. GN.
If that is sarcasm then disregard the following:

What a T-total crock of bullsh*t. Maybe you should change the 'o' to a 'c' or maybe just change to 'ricky' as in ricky santorum.
danger zone

Atlanta, GA

#10161 May 10, 2013
OMTE wrote:
<quoted text>Oh. I'm sorry. You seemed to me as though you were outraged about this Benghazi thing. My fault. I see now it doesn't really matter to you. Glad you cleared that up.

Oh, it matters, it should matter to all Americans.
I'm not they type to contemplate jumping off a cliff for anyone or anything. If I were that unstable, I'd jumped the day Obama won the FIRST election.
OMTE

Fitzgerald, GA

#10162 May 10, 2013
Disgusted wrote:
Let justice prevail. 4 Americans died and Obama's people lied and covered it up.
Nixon was impeached and nobody died from his pranks. What's good for the goose is good for the gander. Let justice prevail.
No Clinton for President in 2016.
No Gingrey for U.S. Senate in 2014.
Well if you want justice to prevail. I'm all for that. When they go slap the handcuffs on the whole Bush family for the deaths of thousands of American soldiers; then you'll have a leg to stand on when you want to scream justice. You really know nothing about history, so stop trying to appear as if you do. Clinton was impeached for a crime and so was Nixon. I'd say that's a prime example of what's good for the goose is good for the gander. Clinton 2016 get used to hearing it.
OMTE

Fitzgerald, GA

#10163 May 10, 2013
guest wrote:
<quoted text>
If that is sarcasm then disregard the following:
What a T-total crock of bullsh*t. Maybe you should change the 'o' to a 'c' or maybe just change to 'ricky' as in ricky santorum.
I'm not following you.
Informed Opinion

Naples, FL

#10164 May 10, 2013
columbus native wrote:
On a more serious note,we all need to stick together and keep these republicans out of the White house. They make up only a third of all voters. Right now they are attempting to do when Clinton was in office. This time over Benghazi. Remember how they tried to impeach Clinton over Lewinsky? Then they were going to try and get Gore. After those two who would be next in line? Why they biggest hypocrite of them all. Left his wife of many years for a woman 27 years younger Newt Gingrich. This time if they can get Obama (which they won't) then Biden who's next? Boerner repubican speaker of the house.Folks be vigilant for your advesary the devil wants to control our government totally. They are desperate to again damage our country permantely. They're out of control!
What's amazing is how these Right Wing Wackos never catch on to how they are being used by their corporate masters using fear, envy and hatred.

The truly powerful have their eye on the ball - power and money.

The RWWs are easily distracted looking at shiny objects - never even wondering why the guys behind the curtain are pulling their strings.

While the money is traveling into the hands of the very few, RWWs are co-opted as tools helping the überrich get richer.

Here's more boring facts:

.... While inequality has risen among most developed countries, and especially English-speaking ones, it is highest in the United States.

Most of the growth has been between the middle class and top earners, with the disparity becoming more extreme the further one goes up in the income distribution.

Upward redistribution of income is responsible for about 43% of the projected Social Security shortfall over the next 75 years.

The Brookings Institution said in 2013 that income inequality was increasing and becoming permanent, reducing social mobility in the US.

A 2011 study by the CBO found that the top earning 1 percent of households gained about 275% after federal taxes and income transfers over a period between 1979 and 2007.

Yep ... The Middle Class is being destroyed to make the überrich even richer.

But don't worry about your kids living and dying as serfs to their feudal lords.

Noooooo.

Let's all fight about how many rounds a rifle magazine should hold, whether or not Elizabeth should marry Karen, and whether Obama should have played golf with Chambliss.

Ever wonder if the Average American will catch on before 100% of America is owned by the top .5%?
OMTE

Fitzgerald, GA

#10165 May 10, 2013
danger zone wrote:
<quoted text>
Oh, it matters, it should matter to all Americans.
I'm not they type to contemplate jumping off a cliff for anyone or anything. If I were that unstable, I'd jumped the day Obama won the FIRST election.
Who said anything about suicide? I said you appeared as if you were outraged and you follow by saying you were weren't. I was glad you cleared it up. Now you're talking about jumping off of cliffs. I don't follow you.
Informed Opinion

Naples, FL

#10166 May 10, 2013
danger zone wrote:
And....Nixon was republican, up against a most liberal news media.
Wow- the Right Wing Wackos must have demanded Ronnie Ray-Gun and Bush resigns hundreds of times. All those Marines killed in Lebanon under Ray-Gun for absolutely no reason and serving no purpose, and all the American Civilians and Troops killed by Bush's incompetence and lunacy - there's no way the RWW would let that insanity slide.
danger zone

Atlanta, GA

#10167 May 10, 2013
A history lesson,
Nixon was ALMOST impeached, he resigned, then pardoned by Gerald Ford.
danger zone

Atlanta, GA

#10168 May 10, 2013
OMTE wrote:
<quoted text>Who said anything about suicide? I said you appeared as if you were outraged and you follow by saying you were weren't. I was glad you cleared it up. Now you're talking about jumping off of cliffs. I don't follow you.
It's okay. It really is.
OMTE

Fitzgerald, GA

#10169 May 10, 2013
danger zone wrote:
A history lesson,
Nixon was ALMOST impeached, he resigned, then pardoned by Gerald Ford.
You need to tell that to your buddies. They're the ones that keep screaming Nixon was impeached. I just agree with them as it was almost a certainty that he would have been.
OMTE

Fitzgerald, GA

#10170 May 10, 2013
danger zone wrote:
<quoted text>
It's okay. It really is.
Not being mean, but your stupid is beginning to shine through.
Informed Opinion

Naples, FL

#10171 May 10, 2013
danger zone wrote:
And....Nixon was republican, up against a most liberal news media.
By the way...

Do people still by that Right Wing Wacko crap about the "Media" being "Liberal".

Ever look at who owns the "Media":

Today, ownership of the news media has been concentrated in the hands of just six incredibly powerful media corporations.

These corporate behemoths control most of what we watch, hear and read every single day. They own television networks, cable channels, movie studios, newspapers, magazines, publishing houses, music labels and even many of our favorite websites.

The six corporations that collectively control U.S. media today are:
- Time Warner,
- Walt Disney,
- Viacom, Rupert Murdoch's News Corp.,
CBS Corporation, and
NBC Universal.

Together, the "big six" absolutely dominate news and entertainment in the United States. But even those areas of the media that the "big six" do not completely control are becoming increasingly concentrated. For example, Clear Channel now owns over 1000 radio stations across the United States.

In 1983, fifty corporations dominated most of every mass medium and the biggest media merger in history was a $340 million deal.…[I]n 1987, the fifty companies had shrunk to twenty-nine.…[I]n 1990, the twenty-nine had shrunk to twenty three.…[I]n 1997, the biggest firms numbered ten and involved the $19 billion Disney-ABC deal, at the time the biggest media merger ever.…[In 2000] AOL Time Warner’s $350 billion merged corporation [was] more than 1,000 times larger [than the biggest deal of 1983].

--Ben H. Bagdikian, The Media Monopoly, Sixth Edition,(Beacon Press, 2000), pp. xx—xxi

Does anyone actually think these multinational, multibillion and trillion dollar corporations are "Liberal" ?

Please - thats not on true on Planet Earth.

Oh my

Blairsville, GA

#10172 May 10, 2013
Republicans lead a witch hunt on Benghazi
By Eugene Robinson
http://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/eugene...

Those who are trying to make the Benghazi tragedy into a scandal for the Obama administration really ought to decide what story line they want to sell.

Actually, by those I mean Republicans, and by the Obama administration I mean Hillary Clinton. The only coherent purpose I can discern in all of this is to sully Clintons record as secretary of state in case she runs for president in 2016.

...The hearing convened Wednesday by Rep. Darrell Issa (R-Calif.) produced a riveting narrative of the chaotic events in Libya last September. But what was the supposedly unforgivable crime?

Did Clintons State Department fail to provide adequate security for the U.S. Consulate in Benghazi? In retrospect, obviously so. But the three diplomats who testified at the hearing gave no evidence that this failure sprang from anything other than the need to use limited resources as efficiently as possible.

House Republicans who voted to cut funding for State Department security should understand that their philosophy small government is always better has consequences. Bureaucrats have to make judgment calls. Sometimes they will be wrong.

Is the scandal supposed to be that a four-man Special Forces team was not sent from Tripoli to help defend the Benghazi compound?

...But the decision not to dispatch troops was made by the military chain of command, not by Clinton or anyone who reported to her. Superior officers decided this team was needed to help evacuate the embassy in Tripoli, which was seen as a potential target for a Benghazi-style attack.

The Pentagon has concluded that the team, in any event, could not have arrived in Benghazi in time to make a difference. Hicks testified that he disagrees.

...Well, then, maybe the transgression is that administration officials, for some unfathomable reason, willfully lied when they said the attack was in reaction to an anti-Islam video produced in the United States and disseminated on the Internet.

The problem is that there were, in fact, tumultuous anti-American demonstrations taking place in cities throughout the Muslim world because of the video. President Obama labeled the Benghazi assault an act of terror almost immediately as Mitt Romney learned in the second presidential debate but it was hard to imagine that the attack was completely unrelated to what was happening in Cairo, Tunis, Khartoum and Jakarta.

...Maybe thats it: a cover-up. Perhaps the administration conspired to hide Clintons failure to protect our diplomats overseas. But she commissioned an independent report by former ambassador Thomas Pickering that said well, Ill just quote Rep. Mike Rogers (R-Mich.), chairman of the House intelligence committee:The Pickering Report appears to make clear what we already knew: that there was strategic warning from the intelligence community of a dangerous security environment in Benghazi and that our diplomats were failed by the bureaucracy at the State Department.

Some cover-up.

Was Hicks demoted for blowing the whistle on Benghazi, as he testified? He asked to come home, understandably, and the department parked him in a desk job with the same pay and rank until something more to his liking comes open. Has he been muzzled? Hardly, as evidenced by his testimony Wednesday.
Bored

Dawsonville, GA

#10173 May 10, 2013
OMTE wrote:
<quoted text>I'm not following you.

Dense, really dense.
OMTE

Fitzgerald, GA

#10174 May 10, 2013
guest wrote:
<quoted text>
If that is sarcasm then disregard the following:
What a T-total crock of bullsh*t. Maybe you should change the 'o' to a 'c' or maybe just change to 'ricky' as in ricky santorum.
I reread your post and I see what you'e saying. You think I have a closed mind when it comes to queers. Don't you? If I did I'd be saying they need to lock their sick a$$es up. I think they are sick, but not criminals. That's about as open minded as I can get on that subject. If you want your children to be queers that's fine too. Oh yeah and I do like Rick Santorum. If you had been posting for sometime you'd know that I already stated that months ago.
OMTE

Fitzgerald, GA

#10175 May 10, 2013
Bored wrote:
<quoted text>
Dense, really dense.
Useless, really useless.

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