RealityCheck

Welsh, LA

#1021 Apr 19, 2012
All those for D. Vitter: What has he done, besides embarass the state? Seems to me he is in bed with the oil companies. We need the oil companies, but more important that NEED Louisiana. Why aren't we capitalizing on this? Have you ever wondered if certain pockets are being lined at the expense of the good people of Louisiana?

If we had good people representing Louisiana, we would have a better deal (our coastlands in question - think about the people of the Apalachian Mountains - when they were done with coal mining; everything went to pot) without having to beg and then settle for crumbs! Louisiana needs to diversify. Will need oil/gas for a long time, but Green is the future! With the right people, we can have it ALL!!!
Absolutely

Abbeville, LA

#1022 Apr 19, 2012
RealityCheck wrote:
All those for D. Vitter: What has he done, besides embarass the state? Seems to me he is in bed with the oil companies. We need the oil companies, but more important that NEED Louisiana. Why aren't we capitalizing on this? Have you ever wondered if certain pockets are being lined at the expense of the good people of Louisiana?
If we had good people representing Louisiana, we would have a better deal (our coastlands in question - think about the people of the Apalachian Mountains - when they were done with coal mining; everything went to pot) without having to beg and then settle for crumbs! Louisiana needs to diversify. Will need oil/gas for a long time, but Green is the future! With the right people, we can have it ALL!!!

Great post. All incumbents need to go. Instead of attending to our needs they spend all their time on whats good for them and what they need to do to get re-elected. Career politicians will continue to ignore us and do what's good for them,
MrsCuldesac

Santa Barbara, CA

#1023 Apr 20, 2012
I hate to tell you , but its been this way and its not going to change, wake up! We have seen good times and bad times, these are the bad times. And to tell you the truth talk to the older ones who went thru the depression! Stop Bitching, it could b worse
RealityCheck

Welsh, LA

#1024 Apr 20, 2012
One of the reasons we saw the REALLY bad times is Allen Greenspan helped get rid of laws that prevented the "too big to fail".

Your attitude is exactly what Wallstreet wants. Let them do. Keep in mind, they became million/billionaires and hard working Americans lost their jobs, homes, savings and retirement.

What is the old saying: "for evil to win, all is needed for good men(women) to look the other way". I think it is called "complacency".

I am NOT willing to lie down and die; how about you?
chris

Lafayette, LA

#1025 Apr 20, 2012
a legitimate government would have neither allan greenspan nor the federal reserve that he was a head of, of course i don t believe he is any longer in that position, however the corrucption goes on
RealityCheck

Welsh, LA

#1026 Apr 21, 2012
As a society we use to SHAME the ones that did wrong and admired the ones that worked for the people to advance the state; now we make the crooks celebrities (throwing money at them).

New York sent Weiner packing, why don't we do the same with Vitter?

It's not enough to wait and see what the next person will do. We need to support GOOD DECENT people now (change our culture of "laissaz Faire").

Regardless of what corporate America tells you, WE DO INDEED need a check and balance system. I don't think they should police themselves. They have NOT in the past, what would change? Rules are what keeps us a civilized society. If you don't believe me, look at the countries in Africa.

You are right, Allen Greenspan is not employed, but his damaged was done and by the way he said "he made a mistake and is sorry". When he turns over the millions he made to a community pot for the ones that lost their jobs, homes, savings and retirement accounts, then I will accept his apology. If he, and other like him, were decent human beings, they would start a comuunity pot to help the ones devasted by the meltdown on Wallstreet.
chris

Lafayette, LA

#1027 Apr 21, 2012
RealityCheck wrote:
As a society we use to SHAME the ones that did wrong and admired the ones that worked for the people to advance the state; now we make the crooks celebrities (throwing money at them).
New York sent Weiner packing, why don't we do the same with Vitter?
It's not enough to wait and see what the next person will do. We need to support GOOD DECENT people now (change our culture of "laissaz Faire").
Regardless of what corporate America tells you, WE DO INDEED need a check and balance system. I don't think they should police themselves. They have NOT in the past, what would change? Rules are what keeps us a civilized society. If you don't believe me, look at the countries in Africa.
You are right, Allen Greenspan is not employed, but his damaged was done and by the way he said "he made a mistake and is sorry". When he turns over the millions he made to a community pot for the ones that lost their jobs, homes, savings and retirement accounts, then I will accept his apology. If he, and other like him, were decent human beings, they would start a comuunity pot to help the ones devasted by the meltdown on Wallstreet.
greenspan was only the puppet of a corrupt system. federal reserve is not an acceptable solution, only gold and silver is acceptable as a currency under the us constitution. the allowance of the federal reserve to print paper to circulate as a currency is in violation of the law, more blame should be placed on these judges who sat by for the past 100 years letting this escapade to flourish while makeing the people peasants on the land. greenspan shoud be punished but so should millions more. no government employee is entitled to other than life imprisionm ent at hard labor and the liquidation of their assets to replenish that stolen from the people of this land
RealityCheck

Welsh, LA

#1028 Apr 22, 2012
What a lot of people don't know, and I just recently found out is that Allen Greenspan consulted for a Savings & Loan years ago when Keating was thrown in jail when Savings and Loans were deregulated and run amuck.

He was SO wrong so why did so many Presidents since then listen to him while he led the country to the 2007-2008 meltdown.(I don't care that he is an old man now; give up the ill gotten money before he dies! His family is NOT entitled to it.)

All I am saying is he and alot others SHOULD be investigated, fined and jailed. The only chance of this is if Obama is re-elected. If Mitt R. is elected, not only will this be swept under the rug never to be seen again, he will change the rest of the policies to favor the 1%.

Corporations are willing to bring Manuf. jobs back to the US if workers are willing to work under the same conditions as in China (1% want the same power as the Chinese Gov't's Dictatorship).

No matter what Mitt R. says, keep in mind how he got his billions; not from selling products, pumping gas, mechanic work, carpenter work, cutting/coloring hair...; but from sending good Middle Class jobs overseas (high profit margins)! Medicare and SS would be in jeopardy; can you afford to put this man (puppet) in charge (to fulfill his bucket list item?

It's you future.

“It's all in your head”

Since: Aug 12

Somewhere

#1034 Feb 27, 2013
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puppylover

Cordova, TN

#1037 Feb 27, 2013
Sen landrieu's vote for healthcare may not be popular, but if they hadn't bought her with pork they would have just bought another senator's vote.

Healthcare still would have passed, but Louisiana would have just missed out on a big chunk of federal dollars that has helped the state.
Kermit BUBBA Richard

Youngsville, LA

#1038 Feb 27, 2013
I will only support the one that has the "B---s" to stop putting ethanol in gasoline. That will lower the price af groceries in the stores.
MoM

Lafayette, LA

#1039 Feb 27, 2013
not a dem 0 rat that for sure
Spider

New Roads, LA

#1040 Feb 27, 2013
Vitter - YES
Landrieu - ABSOLUTELY NOT!!!!
chris532008

Lafayette, LA

#1041 Feb 27, 2013
dahling wrote:
Once again, we are faced with no real choices that can win. Vote for the Democrats and they will continue to run 2 of the 3 branches of government and who knows where they will go. Vote for the Republican and the Senate will be a stalemate, which does no one any good. I find it hard to vote for a man like Vitter because of his lack of morals. If he will not honor his marriage vows and lies to his wife, he will lie to me also. By default, it looks like I will vote against Vitter and not vote for Melancon. The others have no chance. God help us.
stale mate is actually good at this time, later we can scrap this system which has negatively impacted most of our lives, then reinvent the government established by jefferson, washington, franklin
Seeker

Abbeville, LA

#1042 Feb 27, 2013
chris532008 wrote:
<quoted text>stale mate is actually good at this time, later we can scrap this system which has negatively impacted most of our lives, then reinvent the government established by jefferson, washington, franklin
I don't think we need to reinvent it as much as we just need to impliment it in the way it was meant to function. I think we're on the same page, but we're saying it in different ways. Yes?
Conservative

Olla, LA

#1043 Feb 28, 2013
The next senate race will be in the fall of 2014. Landrieu will be up for reelection. US Congressman Cassidy from Baton Rouge has announced. Chas Roemer, is considering as is US Congressman Fleming from Shreveport. Vitter is not in this race but will likely run for Governor in 2016.

Since: Oct 11

Location hidden

#1044 Mar 2, 2013
Conservative wrote:
The next senate race will be in the fall of 2014. Landrieu will be up for reelection. US Congressman Cassidy from Baton Rouge has announced. Chas Roemer, is considering as is US Congressman Fleming from Shreveport. Vitter is not in this race but will likely run for Governor in 2016.
Are you sure Vitter isn't going to be running again? It's too early to tell who's going to do what at this point, isn't it? I do have a suspicion that Jindal is going to throw his hat into the Presidential race though. After seeing Landrieu's stance on the Healthcare bill, she's a definite no on my vote.
Conservative

Olla, LA

#1045 Mar 2, 2013
Judy A Green wrote:
<quoted text> Are you sure Vitter isn't going to be running again? It's too early to tell who's going to do what at this point, isn't it? I do have a suspicion that Jindal is going to throw his hat into the Presidential race though. After seeing Landrieu's stance on the Healthcare bill, she's a definite no on my vote.
The next senate race is for the one Landrieu now occupies and is in the fall of 2014. The governor's race is next in the fall of 2015 and will coincide with our parishwide races. Then in 2016 the senate seat now held by Vitter will be up for election and will coincide with the next Presidential election. So Vitter will be able to run for Governor in 2015 and if he is not elected he can run for reelection as US Senator in 2016. He will not have to resign as Senator in order to run for governor. Now since my last post it has been reported that Lt. Governor Jay Dardenne is considering a run for Senate against Landrieu. Also Billy Nungesser, Plaquemines Parish Pres. Has actually said he will run for Lt. Governor in 2015. In Louisiana, politics is a full time, contact sport.
Julie

UK

#1047 Mar 2, 2013
Who cares when there is 24 hour animal cruelty in Grosse Tete going on right now.

Tony is not only 'uncomfortable' living on concrete, but also in pain, physically and mentally from being confined to the Enclosure called 'home' for this wild animal.
Julie

UK

#1048 Mar 2, 2013
Does 'Tony' have any constitutional rights?

I don't care about the rights of Michael Sandlin, I care about animals and their welfare.

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