The President has failed us

The President has failed us

There are 413227 comments on the Times News story from Jun 9, 2012, titled The President has failed us. In it, Times News reports that:

This week, I decided to list the reasons I would not vote for Barack Obama in the next election.

Join the discussion below, or Read more at Times News.

Confucius

Van Nuys, CA

#264864 May 10, 2014
King Clutch wrote:
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Spot On!
Freebird ROCKS!
Klutz kicked in testicles by Feeebird, left holding bag.....

Level 8

Since: Dec 12

Location hidden

#264865 May 10, 2014
freebird wrote:
You are absolutely correct. I haven't smoked in over 30 years, yet the Lib Loons are never satisfied. Yet, the freeways are so clogged for the better part of the day, that you know damn well that breathing car fumes is not good for you. The idiots out here have banned smoking on the beach.
http://www.beachcalifornia.com/beach/californ...
California Bans Smoking at Beaches
California State Senator Jenny Oropeza (D-Long Beach), saw her proposed bill to ban smoking on all California beaches pass--it has become state law. Just as hotels in Las Vegas are trying to reverse or modify laws about smoking (saw a decline in business after anti-smoking law passed), the trend moves more toward banning cigarettes and other smokable items such as cigars from public places.
A ban on smoking at all California state beaches and parks was approved by the senate environmental committee in Sacramento that sets policies. Marine animals that digest the cigarette butts that flow into the ocean from the beach, are impacted by the waste. It interrupts their ability to eat and digest food. Cigarette butts contain more than 165 chemicals, and are non-biodegradable.
"The No Smoking at State Parks and Beaches Act,” allows law enforcement to fine violators $250 for smoking at a state beach or at a state park. In California, the ban on smoking is expanding to include piers, city beaches, public places such around businesses and may one day reach into individuals shared walls in condos and other such close quarters residential areas.
Santa Monica, Huntington Beach, Laguna Beach, Long Beach, Los Angeles, Malibu, Newport Beach, San Clemente, Seal Beach and Solana Beach, all have smoking bans in place. Each year Californians participate in the Great American Smoke Out, which promotes ending the smoking habit. A recent study by our site, Californiabeaches.com , found that over 50% of hotel rooms at California Beach Hotels that include Embassy Suites Mandalay Beach, did not allow smoking in rooms.
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They did that here a few years back. They passed a smoking ban in the dark of night. Local businesses challenged the law and forced it to a local vote. Those government employees at the local health department worried that they would lose their grant from the company that sells the patch and other smoking cessation products so they violated federal election law using their government offices to promote the issue on government time. Paid government employees went to the local college while they were on the taxpayers dime and registered students, including foreign exchange students here on visas that allow them to go to school but do not give them the right to vote. None of that mattered. The vote went through and the foreign students voting in the local elections tipped the scale towards the anti-smoking crowd and the law was enacted. As a result, ten bars shut their doors and sent their employees walking. It hurt business. At a time when business was already hurting. So what? More people out of work and on the public dole. What happened to all those people who were waiting to go to the bars once they became smoke free? They never appeared. They don't go to the parks or beaches either. But that won't stop them from demanding beaches and parks be smoke free.

The funny thing that happened was people didn't buy the patch so they could sit in a bar after work. They either just quit going to the bar after work or they bought those smokeless e-cigarettes. Now the company that makes the patch wants to outlaw those e-cigarettes. It wasn't about second hand smoke. It was about the sight of someone smoking.
American Lady

Danville, KY

#264866 May 10, 2014
Confucius wrote:
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Here's a tip for ya Klutz,
Grow up sh!thead!
Hey EE ...
Check this poster out.

And you, bub, have a lot of room to 'talk'...

Everyone on here, needs to be more "respectful" of how we talk [type]...

I "tried" VERY hard when I first came aboard ...
Didn't work then ... Doubt it EVER will ...

I was "bombarded" with vile, derogatory, evil insults from day 1. So were several other "lady" posters. Some so badly that they just left.

There are too many malcontents, envious peeps,
and blowhards on here attempting to "shut up"
ALL Conservatives and/or conservative minded ...

That's my take on it, anyway.
Confucius

Van Nuys, CA

#264867 May 10, 2014
King Clutch wrote:
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I can fully concur and stake my outstanding Topix reputation on this post.
!00% TRUTH!
FTP ROCKS!
Your reputation as a drunken fool is nothing to brag about, pisshead.
STP is a lying, bible thumping, pancake addict, paranoid hypocrite POS,

Oh I almost forgot,
FTP's a Chinese all you can eat buffet's manager's nightmare!
ftp

Tallahassee, FL

#264868 May 10, 2014
King Clutch wrote:
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I can fully concur and stake my outstanding Topix reputation on this post.
!00% TRUTH!
FTP ROCKS!
You rock, sir!
Your good and productive work has not gone unnoticed. Many people here appreciate your honesty and integrity.
WeDeserveBetter

Endicott, NY

#264869 May 10, 2014
Confucius

Van Nuys, CA

#264870 May 10, 2014
ftp wrote:
<quoted text>You rock, sir!
Your good and productive work has not gone unnoticed. Many people here appreciate your honesty and integrity.
You'll do anything for a tall stack, won't you fat bastard?
American Lady

Danville, KY

#264871 May 10, 2014
Confucius wrote:
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“ He who fish in other mans well, often catches crabs.”
What's "your" problem with where he 'fishes'...
As long as it's NOT 'your well'...

eh?
Confucius

Van Nuys, CA

#264872 May 10, 2014
woodtick57 wrote:
<quoted text>you should keep your fantasies out of real world discussions...
what have you learned about your lying skills on this site? they suck and i point them out every time you try o use them to back up some bullshit claim you made that was false...
DP who stand on toilet, high on pot.
Quirky

Denver, CO

#264873 May 10, 2014
EasyEed wrote:
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"American Lady"
It was exactly what I said.
I never said "dumb cuntch" did not make some intelligent, spot on posts. I just wonder why he us so prone to speak in a vile manner.
It is your opinion that "dumb cuntch" is an ideal spokesman. In my opinion he is a pile of manure.
Peace
EasyEd,

Sir William learned to talk that way from Hoe and Rico-turd.

Peace
American Lady

Danville, KY

#264874 May 10, 2014
Man/woman who sticks nose
In other man/woman's 'business'
May get 'broke' nose ...

~AL

Level 9

Since: Jun 10

Vallejo, CA

#264875 May 10, 2014
EasyEed wrote:
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"American Lady"
It was exactly what I said.
I never said "dumb cuntch" did not make some intelligent, spot on posts. I just wonder why he us so prone to speak in a vile manner.
It is your opinion that "dumb cuntch" is an ideal spokesman. In my opinion he is a pile of manure.
Peace
'

Agree.
Quirky

Denver, CO

#264876 May 10, 2014
Freespirit8 wrote:
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Not playing fair when you move my post to another thread. Is dishonesty part of your firm's plan for a New World Order?
Republicans have failed us. Vote out the liars!
U R not very smart !

Level 9

Since: Jun 10

Vallejo, CA

#264877 May 10, 2014
freebird wrote:
I've got a question, but not sure if anyone can answer. If Obama had a son and he thought he would look like Trayvon. The kidnapped girls, they see their own daughters. Are they saying that blacks all look alike?
No. They mean that those children could be anyone's children, and they're parents speaking from that viewpoint.
Confucius

Van Nuys, CA

#264878 May 10, 2014
Quirky wrote:
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EasyEd,
Sir William learned to talk that way from Hoe and Rico-turd.
Peace
LOL! Really?
Are you sure it's not President Obama's fault?
You're such a predictable Pendeho.......

Level 8

Since: Dec 12

Location hidden

#264879 May 10, 2014
woodtick57 wrote:
<quoted text>so if i own a privately owned coal mine, i don't need to provide proper ventilation or deadly gas and dust control measures, as it is a private company?
no one forces coal miners to take that job. perhaps we should eliminate all workplace safety regs for private businesses, huh?
what a tool you are...your logic skills are that of a two year old...
You are the one being stupid. Comparing a coal mine to a smoky bar?

There were two non-smoking bars in town when the city implemented the smoking ban on bars. Those two non-smoking bars were owned by the same person. She didn't like smoking inside and that was her prerogative. Her businesses didn't attract enough customers to pay the bills. She thought that if all bars were non-smoking that somehow people would flock to her places. It didn't happen. Her two bars were the first to close after the smoking ban was enacted. Locals got their fill of her political viewpoints during the run up to the ban and decided to avoid her establishments altogether after the law was enacted.

Once the state passed a statewide indoor smoking ban, the local measure was a mute point. Of course the state law exempted state owned casinos. If it is your private business, the state could care less about the effects of a ban but when it comes to state owned casinos, they give themselves an exemption because they know it will negatively effect business.
Confucius

Van Nuys, CA

#264880 May 10, 2014
American Lady wrote:
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What's "your" problem with where he 'fishes'...
As long as it's NOT 'your well'...
eh?
I beg your pardon AL,
I had no idea you were so desperate for tiny egg roll.....
Quirky

Denver, CO

#264881 May 10, 2014
Confucius wrote:
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“ Time flies like arrow. Fruit flies like bananas.”
Flies surround you like "pig pen" on Charlie Brown. Mud Boy!

Level 8

Since: Dec 12

Location hidden

#264882 May 10, 2014
woodtick57 wrote:
<quoted text>you should keep your fantasies out of real world discussions...
what have you learned about your lying skills on this site? they suck and i point them out every time you try o use them to back up some bullshit claim you made that was false...
You should stick to pushing a broom. You can talk to it all day long and it will never disagree with you.

Level 9

Since: Jun 10

Vallejo, CA

#264883 May 10, 2014
ftp wrote:
<quoted text>You are right. The president does not give "a rat's ass" about Posit or anyone for that matter. That is what the big fuss is about. A lot of Americans are suffering because the President's policies have failed and he does not care like you said.
Real Americans expect more out of their President and you do not. You were born here, but you are far and away not an American.
I'm as much of an American as YOU or anyone else posting here.

In the America that I was born in, and that I love and know, the freedom to have an opinion and express it is guaranteed in our Constitution. And that opinion does not have to be the same as YOURS.

You apparently don't understand that concept. I believe in Freedom, and that makes me a good American.

People like you have never expected a thing from ANY President before. You simply use this particular President to vent your hatred, bigotry and spite. He's done nothing to harm you. You just love hating the man, and you know it. All you Republican, far right conservatives love to hate the black man in the White House. It's been obvious for the last six years.

You whine like babies as if the President is supposed to change your diapers and burp you.

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