The President has failed us

The President has failed us

There are 383988 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.

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#104375 Feb 18, 2013
Pok Guy wrote:
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There is no place on this planet for Christians or other folks who believe in invisible floating spirits.
So we should just have a minimum of 1/3 rd of the world's population just go away? Seems a bit radical. How about those who don't believe just go away, smaller number, less of an issue!
Lock N Load

Riverside, CA

#104376 Feb 18, 2013
Virginia Beach pizza shop offering discount to gun owners

Posted on: 11:53 pm, February 15, 2013, by Marissa Jasek, updated on: 05:54pm, February 16, 2013

Virginia Beach, Va.– Slice by slice, one Virginia Beach pizza shop is showing its support for the Second Amendment by offering fifteen percent off pies to gun owners.

“All they have to do is show me that they’re carrying a weapon or they can show me their concealed weapons permit and they can get the discount,” says All Around Pizza owner, Jay Laze.

Laze started the offer after a Utah frozen yogurt shop made headlines earlier this month for also giving gun toters discounts.

Read more: http://wtkr.com/2013/02/15/virginia-beach-piz...
Lock N Load

Riverside, CA

#104377 Feb 18, 2013
Chicago Police Chief: Second Amendment Is A Danger To Public Safety

By: Dana Loesch (Diary)| February 17th, 2013 at 07:21 PM

Chicago’s Chief of Police, who previously blamed ”government-sponsored racism” and Sarah Palin for Chicago’s gun violence, declared that the law-ful exercise of the Second Amendment was a threat to public safety. From the Illinois State Rifle Association:

Read more: http://www.redstate.com/dloesch/2013/02/17/ch...
Pok Guy

Plymouth, MN

#104378 Feb 18, 2013
Snake Eyes wrote:
401(k) accounts hit record high: is yours enough?
According to Fidelity Investments, the average 401(k) balance among 12 million participants in plans they manage was $77,300 at the end of 2012. This average balance for workers 401(k) accounts is the highest level on record ever.
Read more: http://www.cbsnews.com/8301-500395_162-575696...
Again proof that our economy is in fact improving. Equities are inextricable tied to and mirror the condition of the market. When the economy falters, the value of stocks decrease; when it prospers, so do stocks, raising the value of 401)k)s.

However, in order to show that Obama is bad for our economy (i.e., that his "socialist" policies are not working), Republicans do not want our economy to improve. To support their dogma, they would prefer that we all suffer.

Almost by definition, the values and beliefs of Republicans are treasonous.
Pok Guy

Plymouth, MN

#104379 Feb 18, 2013
Niether of the Above wrote:
<quoted text>So we should just have a minimum of 1/3 rd of the world's population just go away? Seems a bit radical. How about those who don't believe just go away, smaller number, less of an issue!
All Christians go away? Never thought about that, so thanks, it's a good idea! Unfortunately, I still have a sense of compassion for the misguided. How about they grow up and just stop believing in fairy tales? Or like sex, they keep it to themselves and practice it in private?
Pok Guy

Plymouth, MN

#104380 Feb 18, 2013
huntscoyotes wrote:
<quoted text>Astounding how arrogant the first family is- reminds me of the story of Nero (x 4). When they finally DO get out of the WH and Americans realize the shambles they have left in their wake, watch 'em scurry for a foreign country. To answer your question: "all" is my best guess. On anther note: I really admire the Medal of Honor recipient who turned down an invitation by empress michelle to attend the inauguration.
Excessive and costly vacation? How this for perspective:

"President Obama’s predecessor, George W. Bush, was on vacation more — 1,020 days — than any U.S. President since Herbert Hoover and possibly more than any other President in history."

"Even President Franklin D. Roosevelt, who was in office 12 years from 1933 to 1945, was on vacation less days than President Bush at 958 days. No President can come close to Bush’s 1,020 days on vacation in an 8 year period."

"The approximate cost for Bush’s frequent trips to Crawford, Texas cost taxpayers upwards of $20 million." The actual cost is far more when you consider that the US economy crashed, productive decreased and tens of millions of taxpayers lost their paychecks during Bush's administration."

“Take a deep breath”

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#104381 Feb 18, 2013
Pok Guy wrote:
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Again proof that our economy is in fact improving. Equities are inextricable tied to and mirror the condition of the market. When the economy falters, the value of stocks decrease; when it prospers, so do stocks, raising the value of 401)k)s.
However, in order to show that Obama is bad for our economy (i.e., that his "socialist" policies are not working), Republicans do not want our economy to improve. To support their dogma, they would prefer that we all suffer.
Almost by definition, the values and beliefs of Republicans are treasonous.
Gas is 12 cents per gallon in Venezuela.
It's only 78 cents per gallon in Kuwait.
It's 91 cents in Saudi Arabia.

What's the one thing that those three places have in common? Nationalized Energy.

“Gloria Ad Caput Venire”

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Since: Jan 08

Trump 2016 and beyond

#104382 Feb 18, 2013
-Dont Panic- wrote:
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Gas is 12 cents per gallon in Venezuela.
It's only 78 cents per gallon in Kuwait.
It's 91 cents in Saudi Arabia.
What's the one thing that those three places have in common? Nationalized Energy.
You have a good point.
Cheap fuel does spur development.
Pok Guy

Plymouth, MN

#104383 Feb 18, 2013
huntscoyotes wrote:
<quoted text>Astounding how arrogant the first family is- reminds me of the story of Nero (x 4). When they finally DO get out of the WH and Americans realize the shambles they have left in their wake, watch 'em scurry for a foreign country. To answer your question: "all" is my best guess. On anther note: I really admire the Medal of Honor recipient who turned down an invitation by empress michelle to attend the inauguration.
More silly facts on excessive and costly vacation? Ok:

At the three-year mark in their first term of their presidency, George W. Bush spent 180 days at his ranch in Crawford, Texas and Ronald Reagan spent 112 vacation days at his ranch in California. In the same period, President Obama has been on vacation only 78 days.

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#104384 Feb 18, 2013
huntscoyotes wrote:
<quoted text>Astounding how arrogant the first family is- reminds me of the story of Nero (x 4). When they finally DO get out of the WH and Americans realize the shambles they have left in their wake, watch 'em scurry for a foreign country. To answer your question: "all" is my best guess. On anther note: I really admire the Medal of Honor recipient who turned down an invitation by empress michelle to attend the inauguration.
Hopefully there will be soldiers with integrity who will turn down Panetta's new "Distinguished Warfare Medal".

"Examples of those eligible for the new medal include service members who operate Predator drones over Afghanistan or Pakistan from the shelter of an air base, and military computer whizzes who defeat cyberattacks by China."

"It is not the award itself but its placement above, in order of prestige, the Bronze Star, that baffles and rankles some. The Bronze Star is awarded for extraordinary service to combatants in an actual war zone. It is adorned with a “V” if it is earned in direct combat."

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#104388 Feb 18, 2013
Pok Guy wrote:
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More silly facts on excessive and costly vacation? Ok:
At the three-year mark in their first term of their presidency, George W. Bush spent 180 days at his ranch in Crawford, Texas and Ronald Reagan spent 112 vacation days at his ranch in California. In the same period, President Obama has been on vacation only 78 days.
Key word: "ranch"

Aspen, Hawaii, Spain (Clear the beach!) Why not go to their "ranch" in Chicago?

Defending the hypocrisy surrounding the Obama's lavish vacations is laughable, especially in light of their constant 'hate the rich' mantra.

Imagine the outrage from liberals and the media that would be directed at a GOP president pulling this crap after spending four plus years demonizing the wealthy.

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#104391 Feb 18, 2013
Pok Guy wrote:
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Almost by definition, the values and beliefs of Republicans are treasonous.
Why not post these "values and beliefs" and explain how they border on being treasonous?

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#104392 Feb 18, 2013
NTRPRNR1 wrote:
<quoted text>I answered for Jack, because I know that he is not around and may not be for sometime to the extent your post may be buried before he returns. My problems with you have to do with obvious lies and a bad attitude about minorities, which contrary to your contentions, were spelled out as you went about the business of discussing promotions and your "skills".
Yep. I reject social conservatives who want to impose their values on everybody else. I absolutely understand fiscal conservatives, and I appreciate moderates from both sides of the aisle. I don't like white folks who think the world revolves around white folks. It's a d*mned big world and we're just a part of it, not the Zenith of existence. I have no desire to be hated by any other race or ethnicity for something so superficial and unimportant, and I extend the same courtesy I want to be extended to me. Bigoted white folks embarrass me.
I had to remove much of your post in order to make a full response. Anyone wishing to see your entire post may locate it on page 4454.

You are definitely the most arrogant person I have ever had the displeasure of communicating with. You constantly contradict yourself. You indicate I am the aggressor in responding negatively to you when in fact you injected yourself into a response I made to Jaxxon. You attempt to justify your response as "he is not around" which is a very lame justification.

You again attempt to "know" a situation I posted regarding reverse discrimination. It was brought up by another poster and I commented on a specific situation I had dealt with in which reverse discrimination had occurred. Your interpretation of what I wrote as "obvious lies and a bad attitude about minorities" was twisted to meet your desire to find something negative about me.

As I have indicated numerous times, I DO NOT LIE. I ABHOR liars. You have no knowledge of the specifics of the situation I shared. I had first hand knowledge of both individuals involved and had supervised both for some time. In this particular situation, I was specifically advised to promote a minority over the best qualified individual. I shared this information to assert that reverse discrimination does occur. You chose to make assumptions about me with very little information. You know nothing about the two individuals, nothing about their education, nothing about their experience, nothing about their work ethics, and certainly nothing about my thought process in making the selection. You CHOSE to place a negative spin on my comments to reflect on me negatively.

In my over 30 years in management, I promoted many minorities but it wasn't based on their being minorities. My selections were always made based on whom I thought was the best qualified person for the specific position. Race, sex, or religion never entered into the equation as it should not per the objectives of equal opportunity.

You KNOW nothing about me other than assumptions you have made to fit your need to discredit me. My superiors obviously appreciated my work ethic, fairness and overall supervisory skills as I was promoted throughout my career and reached the pinnacle position in my field. You have stated you do not like me which may explain the negative twist you place on anything I post. I also disagree with most of your views but that certainly does not make me a bigot or racist. I have never attempted to "impose" my values on anyone. I voice my opinion just as you do. If that is imposing my views, then you do the same regularly.

I am far from a racist my dear! Some of my closest friends are of other races and my integrity and impartiality were exhibited my entire career. If you are embarrassed by "bigoted white folks", don't include me in your narrow-minded comparisons. Judgmental, narrow-minded, malicious people such as you embarrass me!!

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#104393 Feb 18, 2013
666rose666 wrote:
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"Actually, you inserted yourself into my response to JAX."
She can do that when a LIAR is attacking him and you're a LAIR!
I am certainly not a "LIAR" sweetheart and my response to JAX was certainly not an "attack". See below.

Jaxxon wrote:
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Brilliant and rational don't always go hand in hand.

Republican Honey wrote:
I agree, but there was nothing this gentleman said which would indicate he is irrational. His comments seemed to be well thought out and heart-felt. His having conservative views does not make him irrational.
Do you automatically assume those with conservative views are irrational?
Pok Guy

Plymouth, MN

#104394 Feb 18, 2013
Libs suck wrote:
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Niice try dolt, try being factual.. bush worked during those so caled vacations far more then your campaigner and chief.
Bush worked during his vacation, did he? Oh, and Bigfoot found, evidence of ancient aliens discovered and invisible super powerful being exists and people hang on to his every word…he even dictated a book which became a best seller (a summary was available in stone!).

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#104395 Feb 18, 2013
NTRPRNR1 wrote:
<quoted text>There is no contradiction inherent between evolution and Christianity unless you subscribe only to the literal. We long ago got over literal interpretations where they were clearly allegorical interpretations to be put in context (metaphors). Those who refuse to acknowledge that are stuck on the literal 7 days and 7 nights story.
In the last 30 years a number of prominent scientists have attempted to calculate the odds that a free-living, single-celled organism, such as a bacterium, might result by the chance combining of pre-existent building blocks. Harold Morowitz calculated the odds as one chance in 10100,000,000,000. Sir Fred Hoyle calculated the odds of only the proteins of an amoebae arising by chance as one chance in 1040,000.

...the odds calculated by Morowitz and Hoyle are staggering. The odds led Fred Hoyle to state that the probability of spontaneous generation 'is about the same as the probability that a tornado sweeping through a junk yard could assemble a Boeing 747 from the contents therein.' Mathematicians tell us that any event with an improbability greater than one chance in 1050 is in the realm of metaphysics -- i.e. a miracle.

With the discovery, mapping and sequencing of the DNA molecule over the last few decades, we now understand that organic life is based on vastly complex information code, and, like today's most complex software codes, such information cannot be created or interpreted without some kind of "intelligence." For me, truly understanding the scientific reality of the DNA molecule single-handedly defeated my life-long presupposition that life arose from non-life through random materialistic forces. Even with trillions of years, the development of DNA is statistically impossible.

http://www.allaboutthejourney.org/dna-molecul...

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Martinez, CA

#104397 Feb 18, 2013
Detective Bandit wrote:
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Here Is One holds the kingship, with "gold capped ima" holding a close second, not because of intelligence, but because his nose is a hair length away from Here Is One's rump hole. Ima's form of intelligence is actually the aroma.
Yuck! Frito, is that you by any chance?

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#104398 Feb 18, 2013
Quirky The Eye wrote:
Rose is Dumb. No doubt about it! What a loser. This includes X-Woman.. What a dmbfk! LMAO !
I Got A Line On You - Spirit
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v =h1Bnl8PjES8XX
LMAO! Quirky, you're so stupid you make dumb look smart.

What an embarrassment to America you are, pathetic little pissant.

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Martinez, CA

#104400 Feb 18, 2013
discordian wrote:
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How about blowing me, rosie?
That's Quirky's department.

“Try Reuters.”

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#104401 Feb 18, 2013
Pok Guy wrote:
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There is no place on this planet for Christians or other folks who believe in invisible floating spirits.
Freedom of religion means the Founding Fathers recognized religion as a powerful influence in the lives of mankind. Faith. It's personal. Therefore, we mandated separation of church and state. You have every right not to believe just as others have the right to believe. It's personal. Good is better than evil 'cause it's nicer. We are each the sum total of our own personal experiences:

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