The President has failed us

The President has failed us

There are 332531 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.

“ON THE PROWL”

Level 9

Since: May 08

Ocala, FL

#99293 Feb 2, 2013
Immigration Plan Hinges on Definition of Secure Borders

Critics of illegal immigration aren't mollified by the security component in the Senate plan. "It's a gimmick," said Mark Krikorian, executive director of the Center for Immigration Studies, who says the government has promised for decades to better track exits of visa holders and other measures. "If the government hasn't kept its old promises, how long will we have to wait for them to honor the new promises they're going to make?"

http://online.wsj.com/article/SB1000142412788...

As I stated its all smoke and mirrors..

Eagle
Snake Eyes

Long Beach, CA

#99294 Feb 2, 2013
EAGLE EYE1 wrote:
Immigration Plan Hinges on Definition of Secure Borders
Critics of illegal immigration aren't mollified by the security component in the Senate plan. "It's a gimmick," said Mark Krikorian, executive director of the Center for Immigration Studies, who says the government has promised for decades to better track exits of visa holders and other measures. "If the government hasn't kept its old promises, how long will we have to wait for them to honor the new promises they're going to make?"
http://online.wsj.com/article/SB1000142412788...
As I stated its all smoke and mirrors..
Eagle
Jay ‘Baghdad Bob’ Carney says borders more secure ‘than ever in history’

Unfortunately for Carney, the Washington Times released a report on the same day he was making his historic declaration, and it showed that “the latest numbers from the U.S. Border Patrol suggest that the flow across the nation’s southwest border jumped by 9 percent last year.” More from that story:

Read more: http://www.bizpacreview.com/2013/01/30/jay-ba...
Justice Dale

Wichita, KS

#99295 Feb 2, 2013
Rico from East Los II wrote:
<quoted text>
People like you have to believe that it was great to allow Ken Starr to spend $90 million dollars to attack Clinton because no other U.S. presidents have been unfaithful to their wives.
Bill knows this song well!!
Snake Eyes

Long Beach, CA

#99296 Feb 2, 2013
New border security relies heavily on drones to hunt illegal immigrants

The Obama administration argues it's made huge strides on border security during its four years in office.

Illegal crossings are down dramatically from their high in the middle of the last decade.

But a recent Government Accountability Office report found that the Border Patrol still captures only about 60 percent of all estimated illegal border crossers, and found that while the number of apprehensions of illegal immigrants is down, drug seizures are up — suggesting traffic is increasing.

Read more: http://www.washingtontimes.com/blog/inside-po...

“ON THE PROWL”

Level 9

Since: May 08

Ocala, FL

#99297 Feb 2, 2013
Snake Eyes wrote:
<quoted text>
Jay ‘Baghdad Bob’ Carney says borders more secure ‘than ever in history’
Unfortunately for Carney, the Washington Times released a report on the same day he was making his historic declaration, and it showed that “the latest numbers from the U.S. Border Patrol suggest that the flow across the nation’s southwest border jumped by 9 percent last year.” More from that story:
Read more: http://www.bizpacreview.com/2013/01/30/jay-ba...
We all know for a fact enforcement will never be complete and no green cards will be issued to illegals.. Its all just a dream and will fade in time..

Garth Brooks - More Than A Memory (With Lyrics)


Eagle

“ON THE PROWL”

Level 9

Since: May 08

Ocala, FL

#99298 Feb 2, 2013
Snake Eyes wrote:
<quoted text>
Jay ‘Baghdad Bob’ Carney says borders more secure ‘than ever in history’
Unfortunately for Carney, the Washington Times released a report on the same day he was making his historic declaration, and it showed that “the latest numbers from the U.S. Border Patrol suggest that the flow across the nation’s southwest border jumped by 9 percent last year.” More from that story:
Read more: http://www.bizpacreview.com/2013/01/30/jay-ba...
Arizona Border Residents Skeptical Of Latest Immigration Plans

The meeting was the first of two that Barber is holding. It followed a revealing audit from the Government Accountability Office that showed most of the U.S. Border Patrol’s resources in its busiest region, the Tucson sector, aren’t actually on the border.

Rebecca Gambler is the GAO auditor who extrapolated the numbers. "Fifty-seven percent of agent workdays are scheduled for interior zones which do not have miles on the border," she said.

In other words, last fiscal year, less than half of the hours worked by agents in the Tucson Sector were actually spent working on the border.

http://www.kpbs.org/news/2013/jan/29/arizona-...

Eagle
American Lady

Danville, KY

#99299 Feb 2, 2013
Rico from East Los II wrote:
<quoted text>
They're called placement testing and just about everyone has to take them. Had you gone to college, you too would have taken those exact tests. Apparently the furthest you've gone with higher education is when you get educated here on Topix.
I "did" go to college!
That's HOW I found OUT about THEM! ;0)

Level 6

Since: Jan 13

Location hidden

#99300 Feb 2, 2013
American Lady wrote:
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THIS is "STUFF" that should have BEEN KNOWN "before" graduating High School!
O
R
NO Diploma!
THAT SIMPLE!!!!!!!!!!
I do NOT CARE what 'Country' "you" came FROM!
O
R
Language "you" SPEAK!
IF you can't SPEAK "English" ...
YOU should have NEVER been given AMERICAN citizenship!
THAT IS THE LAW!
IT is NOT that HARD to get a GED!
Just a little bit of STYDYING!
I'm TIRED of having to PUNCH one(1) for English on TELEPHONE CALLS!
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1. Who is telling this story?
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C. Tim
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E. An unnamed narrator
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paragraph,“He felt sick.”?
A. Eating xoi with his father gave Andy a stomachache.
B. Andy was upset when he saw Jennifer holding hands with Tim.
C. Andy was unhappy about the restaurant his father had selected.
D. Andy was upset with Jennifer for making him miss the party.
E. Andy mistakenly thought that Tim was his best friend.
3. According to the passage, Tim would most likely describe the party as:
A. mysterious.
B. lively.
C. dull.
D. upsetting.
E. remarkable.
4. Based on the last paragraph, it can be most reasonably inferred that Andy’s
increasing enjoyment of eating xôi was related to:
A. hearing Tim and Jennifer laughing and talking.
B. the fact that it stuck to his fingernails.
C. sitting at a table with Tim and Jennifer while he ate.
D. the fact that his father made the xôi.
E. seeing Tim and Jennifer eating xôi.
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E. Jennifer and Andy.
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You seem to have a serious misconception about both why a person would attend a "technical" college and the requirements to legally immigrate to the United States.

As far as immigration, unless I'm mistaken, there is no requirement that an immigrant be able to speak English before they come here, only that they have a functional command of the language when they actually apply for citizenship.

If I'm wrong could you show me a link to a source that says different?

Level 6

Since: Jan 13

Location hidden

#99301 Feb 2, 2013
EAGLE EYE1 wrote:
Immigration Plan Hinges on Definition of Secure Borders
Critics of illegal immigration aren't mollified by the security component in the Senate plan. "It's a gimmick," said Mark Krikorian, executive director of the Center for Immigration Studies, who says the government has promised for decades to better track exits of visa holders and other measures. "If the government hasn't kept its old promises, how long will we have to wait for them to honor the new promises they're going to make?"
http://online.wsj.com/article/SB1000142412788...
As I stated its all smoke and mirrors..
Eagle
Smoke and mirrors that has a better chance of passing than you think.

Would it be better to get involved and put some real teeth into the legislation, or just mock it and end up with a general amnesty and not much else?

“ON THE PROWL”

Level 9

Since: May 08

Ocala, FL

#99303 Feb 2, 2013
Jaxxon wrote:
<quoted text>
Smoke and mirrors that has a better chance of passing than you think.
Would it be better to get involved and put some real teeth into the legislation, or just mock it and end up with a general amnesty and not much else?
You are a far left nutcase and I have no intentions of discussing it with you.. I will digest what is proposed by the senate and house and go from there.. The other day you stated I shouldn't post about your little fairy tales and I have no plans on doing so..

Eagle
American Lady

Danville, KY

#99304 Feb 2, 2013
Jaxxon wrote:
<quoted text>
You seem to have a serious misconception about both why a person would attend a "technical" college and the requirements to legally immigrate to the United States.
As far as immigration, unless I'm mistaken, there is no requirement that an immigrant be able to speak English before they come here, only that they have a functional command of the language when they actually apply for citizenship.
If I'm wrong could you show me a link to a source that says different?
I "could" call you a "libTARDIAN" but I won't!
I'll LET my POST speak for ME!
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Who Can Apply for U.S. Citizenship <<---<<<
Find out who is eligible for U.S. citizenship and how to apply.

The Eligibility Criteria <<<---<<< !!!

If you are interested in applying for U.S. citizenship, first make sure that all of the following apply to you:

you have lived in the United States as a lawful permanent resident for at least five years (with exceptions for refugees, people who get their green card through asylum, spouses of U.S. citizens, and U.S. military personnel)

you have been physically present in the United States for at least half of the last five years

you have lived in the district or state where you are filing your application for at least three months

you have not spent more than a year outside the United States

you have not made your primary home in another country

you are at least 18 years old

you have good moral character <<---<<<

you are able to speak, read, and write in English <<---<<<

you are able to pass a test covering U.S. history and government (based on questions provided by USCIS), <3

and

you are willing to swear that you believe in the principles of the U.S. Constitution and will be loyal to the United States. <3

http://www.nolo.com/legal-encyclopedia/applyi...

dumchit! ;0)
*snicker*
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Couldn't HELP myself!
I know it wasn't "real" ladylike ...
BUT a Lady can FEEL vindicated & good about showing UP a dipstick that THINKS he "knows" it ALL! <3

On a board FILLED w/Vipers!
You know ... SNAKES!

“Gloria Ad Caput Venire”

Level 9

Since: Jan 08

Estefenu NY

#99305 Feb 2, 2013
positronium wrote:
<quoted text>As the laws stand now I am not in violation of any gun laws.
-Dont Panic- wrote:
<quoted text>
I have acquired all the firearms I own through private sales and inheritance. It's not illegal to own a firearm and there are no laws requiring me to register the firearms that I own. However, I believe that the gun control legislation being proposed is a start at forcing all law abiding citizens who have a firearm to report their weapons and pay a fee or a fine.
Currently, If I sell a firearm to an acquaintance there is no law requiring me to fill out papers or run a background check on my acquaintance. He/she simply hands me what I want and I had him/her what she wants.
If the proposed legislation turns to law, I will have to comply with the same requirements as a licensed gun dealer or face fines and perhaps imprisonment. Should I follow the law, I would have to bring my merchandise and prospective customer to a licensed dealer, pay that licensed dealer a fee and hope that licensed dealer doesn't steal my customer after passing the background check.
Not only would this legislation screw private citizens wanting to sell or trade, it would also create tens of thousands of soft targets for federal agents to make a name for themselves busting private citizens who are now criminals for doing what they have been doing for centuries.
The Agency enforcing the proposed legislation would go to congress asking for thousands of new agents needed to enforce the rampant criminal activity and congress will approve the request and borrow hundreds of billions to fund it.
This proposed legislation is not about saving lives. It's all about money, power and control for the proponents and it will not stop with assault rifles and high capacity magazines. It will only lead to the end of the 2nd amendment and the beginning of tyranny.
That is exactly what I should have said to Jaxxon if he had worded his post differently to me instead of trying to back me into a corner. with rhetoric.

Level 6

Since: Jan 13

Location hidden

#99306 Feb 2, 2013
EAGLE EYE1 wrote:
<quoted text>
You are a far left nutcase and I have no intentions of discussing it with you.. I will digest what is proposed by the senate and house and go from there.. The other day you stated I shouldn't post about your little fairy tales and I have no plans on doing so..
Eagle
I was commenting on the what is being proposed by the senate and the house ya moron.

It was an on topic comment about what you had posted so take your attitude and your fairy tale and shove it.

You don't want to discuss it with me then don't, but I'll comment when I feel like it.

“RELAX”

Level 8

Since: Dec 12

EVERYTHING WILL BE ALRIGHT

#99307 Feb 2, 2013
Jaxxon wrote:
<quoted text>
"It will only lead to the end of the 2nd amendment and the beginning of tyranny."
Rhetoric, propoganda, nonsense and paranoia, or is this more of that sarcasm that I never quite get?


We've already been hoodwinked by the government and industry when we allowed a law requiring that our cars be registered. That was a boon for big government allowing the creation of the department of motor vehicles. People who would never keep a job in the private sector because of their rudeness, arrogance and ignorance find a lifetime career as a result of the law. Of course, once they got control of that piece of private property, they are free to expand upon that control by forcing a property owner to purchase insurance thus enriching those who sell insurance. Governments are free to add additional fees based upon the value of that private property. There is really no need to register a vehicle anymore than a need to register bicycles or register a horse carriage but the government will never eliminate the law requiring license plates because the industry surrounding the law makes too much money off of it and they would never allow their representatives to take away from those laws. They will advocate adding to the law as long as they can make a buck.

That's what they are doing with gun control law. Legislating against other peoples private property. They are not against the property that they own. Just the types of guns that other people own. When enough people agree to that to pass it into law, the next group of law makers will expand upon it adding more types of guns and more paperwork rules and fees and fines. Eventually, all private citizens who own a gun will be listed in a central database and be required to purchase insurance for that right and to ensure the insurance doesn't expire, the registration will expire and more fees and taxes and photo ID's and training certificates and refresher certification and fees and taxes and fines and documentation...it's a slippery slope and a cash cow for bureaucrats and anyone in the gun control industry.

Level 6

Since: Jan 13

Location hidden

#99308 Feb 2, 2013
American Lady wrote:
<quoted text>
I "could" call you a "libTARDIAN" but I won't!
I'll LET my POST speak for ME!
``````````
Who Can Apply for U.S. Citizenship <<---<<<
Find out who is eligible for U.S. citizenship and how to apply.
The Eligibility Criteria <<<---<<< !!!
If you are interested in applying for U.S. citizenship, first make sure that all of the following apply to you:
you have lived in the United States as a lawful permanent resident for at least five years (with exceptions for refugees, people who get their green card through asylum, spouses of U.S. citizens, and U.S. military personnel)
you have been physically present in the United States for at least half of the last five years
you have lived in the district or state where you are filing your application for at least three months
you have not spent more than a year outside the United States
you have not made your primary home in another country
you are at least 18 years old
you have good moral character <<---<<<
you are able to speak, read, and write in English <<---<<<
you are able to pass a test covering U.S. history and government (based on questions provided by USCIS), <3
and
you are willing to swear that you believe in the principles of the U.S. Constitution and will be loyal to the United States. <3
http://www.nolo.com/legal-encyclopedia/applyi...
dumchit! ;0)
*snicker*
.
.
.
.
.
.
.
Couldn't HELP myself!
I know it wasn't "real" ladylike ...
BUT a Lady can FEEL vindicated & good about showing UP a dipstick that THINKS he "knows" it ALL! <3
On a board FILLED w/Vipers!
You know ... SNAKES!
"Who Can Apply for U.S. Citizenship..."

Like I said, there is no requirement that an immigrant be able to speak Englsh before they come here, only that they have a functional command of the language before they can apply for citizenship.

Your first post said they had to be able to speak English before they came here.

You were wrong.

I like it when you prove I'm right and aren't smart enough to understand that's what you've done.

:)

“Gloria Ad Caput Venire”

Level 9

Since: Jan 08

Estefenu NY

#99309 Feb 2, 2013
-Dont Panic- wrote:
<quoted text>
We've already been hoodwinked by the government and industry when we allowed a law requiring that our cars be registered. That was a boon for big government allowing the creation of the department of motor vehicles. People who would never keep a job in the private sector because of their rudeness, arrogance and ignorance find a lifetime career as a result of the law. Of course, once they got control of that piece of private property, they are free to expand upon that control by forcing a property owner to purchase insurance thus enriching those who sell insurance. Governments are free to add additional fees based upon the value of that private property. There is really no need to register a vehicle anymore than a need to register bicycles or register a horse carriage but the government will never eliminate the law requiring license plates because the industry surrounding the law makes too much money off of it and they would never allow their representatives to take away from those laws. They will advocate adding to the law as long as they can make a buck.
That's what they are doing with gun control law. Legislating against other peoples private property. They are not against the property that they own. Just the types of guns that other people own. When enough people agree to that to pass it into law, the next group of law makers will expand upon it adding more types of guns and more paperwork rules and fees and fines. Eventually, all private citizens who own a gun will be listed in a central database and be required to purchase insurance for that right and to ensure the insurance doesn't expire, the registration will expire and more fees and taxes and photo ID's and training certificates and refresher certification and fees and taxes and fines and documentation...it's a slippery slope and a cash cow for bureaucrats and anyone in the gun control industry.
Agree and nicely said.
They will continue to chip away at our liberties. They cannot be trusted with them.
American Lady

Danville, KY

#99310 Feb 2, 2013
Jaxxon wrote:
<quoted text>
"Who Can Apply for U.S. Citizenship..."
Like I said, there is no requirement that an immigrant be able to speak Englsh before they come here, only that they have a functional command of the language before they can apply for citizenship.
Your first post said they had to be able to speak English before they came here.
You were wrong.
I like it when you prove I'm right and aren't smart enough to understand that's what you've done.
:)
You are such an "idiot" ...
WHO "leads you around" to help "you" get thru the DAY?
Snake Eyes

Long Beach, CA

#99311 Feb 2, 2013
Shotgun wedding on immigration

Now with immigration reform forced on the party of “Go Home” how do Republicans navigate the tricky transition among their followers from “Go Home” to “Welcome?”

Read more: http://www.irontontribune.com/2013/02/01/shot...
American Lady

Danville, KY

#99314 Feb 2, 2013
Little Jimmy Dickens I'm little but I'm loud 1949


"I'm little but I'm loud"

A lot of folks have told me
I was pulled 'fore I was ripe
A winter apple picked off in the fall
But even as a youngin'
I was not the bashful type
'Cause I could yell the loudest of them all.

CHORUS
I'm little, but I'm loud
I'm poor, but I'm proud
I'm countrified and I don't care who knows it
I'm like a banty rooster
In a big, red rooster crowd
I'm puny, short and little, but I'm loud.

I learned to do my singin
Walkin''long behind a plow
The singin' teachers always pa*sed me by
And so I have to sing
The only way that I know how
Just rare back, open up and let 'er fly.

CHORUS

I sang a special solo song
In church one Sunday morn'
And I was plumb embara*sed to my chin
I hit a high note, looked around
And sure as I was born
Two cows and fourteen hogs were walkin' in.

CHORUS

http://www.uulyrics.com/music/dickens-little-...

“ON THE PROWL”

Level 9

Since: May 08

Ocala, FL

#99316 Feb 2, 2013
Jaxxon wrote:
<quoted text>
I was commenting on the what is being proposed by the senate and the house ya moron.
It was an on topic comment about what you had posted so take your attitude and your fairy tale and shove it.
You don't want to discuss it with me then don't, but I'll comment when I feel like it.
Perhaps you should start them with a line like "What is being proposed in the house and senate" first.. I scroll past all of your pipe dreams and NTR's plans..

Eagle

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