Did you vote today?

Did you vote today?

Created by Rick on Jun 8, 2010

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guest

Austin, TX

#27076 Oct 5, 2013
Ol Papaw wrote:
Guest, it reminds me of the old saying "If you find yourself in a hole, stop digging"
Yea but some of these people on here ain't figured that out yet. Please tell that to Obama he's working on 18 trillion.
Reality Check

Lonoke, AR

#27077 Oct 5, 2013
What potentially troublesome to me about this Obamacare is, while I always knew it was a power grab by progressive Democrats, I always thought that the bill would do it through controlling healthcare. The extremely low numbers that have actually signed up for the bill thus far have me thinking that the bill was never intended to get a lot of people to sign up. It appears as though Obamacare is no more than a HUGE tax on our nation's workers designed to oppress and control those who need no help in providing for themselves. I am comforted to know that we do still have common sense in America in that those who saw their new "lower" premiums decided to tell Obamacare to take a hike.
fame2

Mountain View, AR

#27078 Oct 5, 2013
maybe but most people who have never been able to afford health care can now have it isnt that why were here on this earth while were just passing through is helping someone so far out of peoples grasp if it was your mother or you when your older wouldnt you accept a little help people these days are just to caught up in there selfs we all need a helping hand some times in our life weather you like to admit it or not just stating a fact were all going to need help one day so what if the man golfs or not who cares
Reality Check

Lonoke, AR

#27079 Oct 6, 2013
fame2 wrote:
maybe but most people who have never been able to afford health care can now have it isnt that why were here on this earth while were just passing through is helping someone so far out of peoples grasp if it was your mother or you when your older wouldnt you accept a little help people these days are just to caught up in there selfs we all need a helping hand some times in our life weather you like to admit it or not just stating a fact were all going to need help one day so what if the man golfs or not who cares
It may not be popular or politically correct to say but IN AMERICA (that's important) most of those who do not have health care is because they have wasted opportunities that have come to them or continue to ignore opportunities that currently come to them to better themselves so they can afford their own policy. Combine that with the very powerful message from the Democrats that their situation is solely the result of wealthy individuals or companies that they neither know or do business with and you end up with people who are so filled with misplaced hate that they never even realize an opportunity when it presents itself. They are convinced they are victims through no fault of their own.
fame2

Mountain View, AR

#27080 Oct 6, 2013
no sir your the victim of being so damn dumb you are so stupid there is nothing else to say at this point if your married i feel for your wife has to be so sad coming home every day to a shit like you hun
Customer

Jonesboro, AR

#27081 Oct 6, 2013
fame2 wrote:
no sir your the victim of being so damn dumb you are so stupid there is nothing else to say at this point if your married i feel for your wife has to be so sad coming home every day to a shit like you hun
Stop feeling for his wife, straighten up and get some smarts
Yep

Maumelle, AR

#27082 Oct 6, 2013
Always do it
the crazzies are here

Ashburn, VA

#27083 Oct 6, 2013
fame2 wrote:
no sir your the victim of being so damn dumb you are so stupid there is nothing else to say at this point if your married i feel for your wife has to be so sad coming home every day to a shit like you hun
With such intelligent comments as this, I would agree that there is nothing else you can say at this point. You spoke volumes in these words.
the crazzies are here

Ashburn, VA

#27084 Oct 7, 2013
guest wrote:
yes but by god DO NOT question expenditures for aid to Israel, else the right wing morality police will take you to task on Faux News. I'll bet the Tea would spend money on that.
Awe, and the eloquent words of 'guest' give him away.
Better find some new 'catch words/phrases' Barney.
These same old same old's are so transparent, and so predictable.
the crazzies are here

San Francisco, CA

#27085 Oct 7, 2013
Reality Check wrote:
<quoted text>
What's sad is that "revolt" and "revolution" are what has to happen in the Middle Eastern countries in order to change government. How has America fallen to the point where we are actually using those terms in describing the situation in our country? It's our fault for not keeping our elected officials accountable to us. We simply listened to the politician that had the best speeches and said exactly what we wanted to hear, then we cast our vote for them. Instead of kicking them out when they did wrong, we allowed them to convince us they were sorry but were still way better than their competitor. We voted for them again. The crimes got worse and elections got easier. Now they are so entrenched in Washington, that I question whether or not they are actually rigging elections leaving "revolt" and "revolution" as the only alternative for removal from office. I believe the Democrats are the worst offenders but, make no mistake, the Republicans are almost as bad. There are only a handful of politicians that I believe should be allowed to continue serving our country but I would gladly take a clean sweep so we can start over.
I agree.
If either party remotely executed even a forth of the good that they profess they support and fight for, our country would be better for it.
This government corruption began long ago...when the people trusted their elected officials, respected their leadership and decisions, and couldn't fathom the idea of corruption in the White House, and those that suspected it would never have actually spoken it.
Today, corruption leads to reelection.
It has taken America years to get to this point of revolt and revolution, and I dare say the road to recovery could be longer.
History repeats itself, and one day the people will revolt...I am just not so sure the people will have any more ability to overthrow corruption than the middle eastern countries we see in turmoil today do.
The real crazies are DNC

United States

#27086 Oct 7, 2013
AP
WASHINGTON (October 6, 2013)- A large chunk of the furloughed federal work force is headed back to the Pentagon, and those who remain at home or are working without paychecks are a step closer to getting back pay once the partial government shutdown ends.
Still, a resolution to the impasse itself is nowhere in sight.
House Speaker John Boehner doesn't see one. Asked this weekend if Congress was any closer to ending the gridlock, the Ohio Republican answered bluntly, "No."
Boehner and Treasury Secretary Jacob Lew are scheduled to appear on separate new shows Sunday morning. If previous rhetoric is an indication, expect more blame than concession from both sides.
The federal government was partially shut down Tuesday, the first day of the new budget year, after Republicans and Democrats couldn't agree on a plan to continue funding federal agencies.
House Republicans are demanding significant changes to President Barack Obama's signature health care law in exchange for reopening the government, a demand that Democrats say is absurd.
Since Tuesday, the GOP-led House has passed several bills to reopen selected parts of the government. Democratic leaders are rejecting the piecemeal approach, saying the entire government should be reopened and the 800,000 federal workers on furlough put back to work.
Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel ended the argument for most Pentagon civilian employees, ordering nearly all 350,000 back on the job.
Hagel said he based his decision on a Pentagon interpretation of a law called the Pay Our Military Act, which was passed shortly before the partial government shutdown began. Republican lawmakers had complained in recent days that the Obama administration was slow to bring back those workers even though the law allowed it.
In a written statement released Saturday explaining his action, Hagel said the Justice Department advised that the law does not permit a blanket recall of all Pentagon civilians. But government attorneys concluded that the law does allow the Pentagon to eliminate furloughs for "employees whose responsibilities contribute to the morale, well-being, capabilities and readiness of service members."
Hagel said he has told Pentagon officials, including leaders of the military services, to "identify all employees whose activities fall under these categories." He said civilian workers should stand by for further word this weekend.
In remarks to reporters, Robert Hale, the Pentagon's budget chief, said he did not yet know the exact number of civilians who would be brought back to work but that it would be "90 percent plus." He said there are about 350,000 civilians on furlough.
Hale said he hoped that a "substantial number" could be returned to work on Monday but that an exact timetable was not available.
In a rare Saturday session _ and an even rarer showing of bipartisanship _ the House voted 407-0 to pass a bill to provide furloughed workers back pay. The Obama administration supports the retroactive pay bill and Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, D-Nev., said he expects the Democratic-led Senate to pass it.
Even a bill that passed without opposition evoked partisan rhetoric.
"Someone try to explain to the American people today that Republicans decided to shut down government on Oct. 1, and on Oct. 5, they decided to pay all those workers, those 800,000 workers that they told,`Don't come in to work,'" said Rep. Xavier Becerra, D-Calif. "If it weren't so serious it really would be absurd."
The standoff is playing out as an even bigger financial crisis looms. The Treasury Department says the federal government will reach the limit of its authority to borrow money on Oct. 17. If Congress doesn't raise the debt limit, the U.S. will default on its obligations for the first time, triggering what many economists say would be an economic catastrophe.
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fame2

Mountain View, AR

#27087 Oct 7, 2013
keep on topic of what people are saying dennis your getting a little off track please dont let yourself get caught up in this site like all they others we will talk later ,by the way the road to recovery is going to take over ten years plus by then there will be someone else voted in and everyone can grip over that person as well ,at least this one is trying to give everyone a fare shot at things not just the rich one day maybe people will see what the president was trying to do for us we will never be out of debt not at all we do not have trillions to give back right now so most will just have to deal like always bye folks
Redd

North Little Rock, AR

#27090 Oct 7, 2013
Reality Check wrote:
<quoted text>
What's sad is that "revolt" and "revolution" are what has to happen in the Middle Eastern countries in order to change government. How has America fallen to the point where we are actually using those terms in describing the situation in our country? It's our fault for not keeping our elected officials accountable to us. We simply listened to the politician that had the best speeches and said exactly what we wanted to hear, then we cast our vote for them. Instead of kicking them out when they did wrong, we allowed them to convince us they were sorry but were still way better than their competitor. We voted for them again. The crimes got worse and elections got easier. Now they are so entrenched in Washington, that I question whether or not they are actually rigging elections leaving "revolt" and "revolution" as the only alternative for removal from office. I believe the Democrats are the worst offenders but, make no mistake, the Republicans are almost as bad. There are only a handful of politicians that I believe should be allowed to continue serving our country but I would gladly take a clean sweep so we can start over.
And people like you my friend are directly responsible for promoting the insane agenda of complete gridlock we now face. Hell, half of you would sacrifice our complete historical system just to have your way.
Sure, blame it on the politicians, ignore the fact of your mindless droning implicates you in helping create this potential disaster.
Reality Check

Camden, AR

#27091 Oct 7, 2013
Redd wrote:
<quoted text>
And people like you my friend are directly responsible for promoting the insane agenda of complete gridlock we now face. Hell, half of you would sacrifice our complete historical system just to have your way.
Sure, blame it on the politicians, ignore the fact of your mindless droning implicates you in helping create this potential disaster.
Gridlock is EXACTLY what the founders envisioned when they penned our founding documents. Why would they do that you ask? So only the most constitutionally sound laws would be passed in an expedient manner. Laws like Obamacare, which everybody but John Roberts, knows is unconstitutional were intended by the founders to be like trying to turn a cruise ship instead of a jet ski. Slow and cumbersome.
Customer

Jonesboro, AR

#27092 Oct 7, 2013
Redd wrote:
<quoted text>
And people like you my friend are directly responsible for promoting the insane agenda of complete gridlock we now face. Hell, half of you would sacrifice our complete historical system just to have your way.
Sure, blame it on the politicians, ignore the fact of your mindless droning implicates you in helping create this potential disaster.
So you agree Obama is at fault, but he has already sacrificed more than half of our system. You could just have stated that and avoided the droning.
kidding right

Ashburn, VA

#27093 Oct 7, 2013
Redd wrote:
<quoted text>
And people like you my friend are directly responsible for promoting the insane agenda of complete gridlock we now face. Hell, half of you would sacrifice our complete historical system just to have your way.
Sure, blame it on the politicians, ignore the fact of your mindless droning implicates you in helping create this potential disaster.
You don't need to look at topix comments to find the responsible parties that are directly responsible for the gridlock, and the true obliteration of our complete historical system because they want their way.
Why don't you turn to legitimate sources that are dealing with this incompetent administration that seems more determined to cripple America than help it.
Your mindless droning implicates you as one of the many spoon-Fed, brainwashed dependent thinkers that thinks you really do live in fantasy America instead of an America that has placed guards in open air spaces to keep the likes of those pesky veterans out of memorials in their honor, and regulating the...OCEAN.
What sort of ego does this? The president. What sort of insanity supports that? An idiot.
Guest

Little Rock, AR

#27095 Oct 7, 2013
Just be glad when you people wake up and realize Obama is spending us into debt and we will never recover from until somebody stands up to him. In all the 17 shutdowns since ford we've had, you never remember congress just which president was in charge therefore this is on Obama's shoulders. And obamacare is a disaster. You can't get on the sight and if you do the premiums are outrageous you can't afford them. Wake up people the president doesn't care for you, he just loves himself. Remember leading from behind means I take all the vacations I want, play as much golf as I can, Campaign as much as I can. While I as president lives in luxury while the rest of americans have to struggle, work extra hours, just to make in meet. I say let them eat cake for I am king. These are his thoughts
Just saying

United States

#27096 Oct 7, 2013
I believe the Topic was,'Did you vote today?'. Well, to stay on topic, no, I didn't. But, I will tomorrow. Just too many candidates, stealing votes from the few that might be qualified. Oh well. That's the political system for ya.
Guest

Little Rock, AR

#27097 Oct 7, 2013
Just saying wrote:
I believe the Topic was,'Did you vote today?'. Well, to stay on topic, no, I didn't. But, I will tomorrow. Just too many candidates, stealing votes from the few that might be qualified. Oh well. That's the political system for ya.
Well if could vote today or tomorrow would you vote for the people. Not me I would give Obama and all of congress their pink slips. Time for all new ones cause these people are screwing everything up.
Huh

Bixby, OK

#27101 Oct 8, 2013
Guest wrote:
Just be glad when you people wake up and realize Obama is spending us into debt and we will never recover from until somebody stands up to him. In all the 17 shutdowns since ford we've had, you never remember congress just which president was in charge therefore this is on Obama's shoulders. And obamacare is a disaster. You can't get on the sight and if you do the premiums are outrageous you can't afford them. Wake up people the president doesn't care for you, he just loves himself. Remember leading from behind means I take all the vacations I want, play as much golf as I can, Campaign as much as I can. While I as president lives in luxury while the rest of americans have to struggle, work extra hours, just to make in meet. I say let them eat cake for I am king. These are his thoughts
Only Barney and Redd don't understand that

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