The President has failed us

The President has failed us

There are 384541 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.

_Olive_

“unstoppable”

Since: Jul 11

Hell

#98052 Jan 30, 2013
dem wrote:
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I'm doing great, olive.
Had knee surgery last week so ill be healing topix morons a little bit more often the next eight weeks.
Hey, great to see you dem! glad your surgery went well.

“Peace”

Since: May 10

Location hidden

#98053 Jan 30, 2013
mdbuilder wrote:
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Openness with ones 'preferences'(I thought you were born queer?) isn't really the point, now is it. Acceptance and being considered 'normal' is what you're after, and if you can't make people come to that conclusion naturally, you'll force them to vicariously.
No I'm not after normalcy, I'm after people to stop being judgemental about others. Something that as a Christian I believe we are not supposed to be others judges. I like Jax and he is intelligent and honest about himself and his opinions. I like that about others. Don't you???
Liberals Own It

Riverside, CA

#98054 Jan 30, 2013
White House: GOP responsible for contracting economy
By Justin Sink - 01/30/13 01:11 PM ET

White House press secretary Jay Carney laid the blame for a surprise economic contraction squarely at the feet of congressional Republicans Wednesday, saying economic threats during the "fiscal cliff" negotiations had prevented important defense spending.

"Our economy is facing a major headwinds, and that's Republicans in Congress," Carney said.

The Commerce Department projected Wednesday that the nation's gross domestic product (GDP) shrank by 0.1 percent in the fourth quarter of 2012.

Carney said that was partially attributable to the threat of sequestration, which would implement across-the-board spending cuts if a long-term deficit deal is not reached.

"This is political brinkmanship that results in one primary victim. That's American taxpayers and the American middle class," Carney said, acknowledging the GDP projection was bad news.

Read more: http://thehill.com/homenews/administration/28...
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Pok Guy

Plymouth, MN

#98055 Jan 30, 2013
higgans wrote:
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maybe I didn't make my request CLEAR enough.
WHAT law could a State pass that would BE Constitutional TODAY that would meet YOUR 'test'?
u answered with stupid-ass laws that we all know would be illegal... illegal in the sense that the Constitution IS the Supreme Law of the Land (despite how our Fed Govt has been conducting its business these past several DECADES).
give us an example of a State law that ur 'ilk' think a State COULD pass that would DO as you claim.
or, admit that your argument has NO merit.
u made the statement, now is the time to put up or ????
hurry, hurry, hurry....
And I just explained it to you: a state can pass ANY law it wants.
One Nation under Allah

Riverside, CA

#98060 Jan 30, 2013
Fort Collins students read Pledge of Allegiance in Arabic

10:33 PM, Jan 29, 2013

FORT COLLINS - A Fort Collins principal stands by his decision to allow students from a multicultural group to recite the Pledge of Allegiance in Arabic on the school's intercom.

"We do say the Pledge of Allegiance on Mondays at Rocky Mountain High School," principal Tom Lopez said.

Students have always said it in English. This year, a group with about 30 students approached Lopez with a request to translate and recite the pledge in other languages.

"They had to go through me for approval, and I reviewed it pretty carefully," Lopez said.

First, the students translated and read French. Then they recited the pledge in Spanish last fall. Monday, students read the pledge in Arabic.

"We have a tremendous amount of diversity in our school," Lopez said. "This is very American, not un-American."

The response has been mostly positive, said Lopez, though the calls and emails from upset parents have been very negative.

"I guess I'm getting worn down a little bit by how intense their sense of hate has been represented in some of the things they've written and said," Lopez said on Tuesday.

Lopez says Rocky Mountain High School is a place of inclusion.

"When they pledge allegiance to United States, that's exactly what they're saying -- they're just using another language as their vehicle," Lopez said.

He says it's likely the group will have other opportunities to recite the pledge in other languages, though he concedes it's a wise idea to recite the pledge in English that day as well.

http://www.9news.com/news/article/313505/222/...
Pok Guy

Plymouth, MN

#98062 Jan 30, 2013
mdbuilder wrote:
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I think you're absolutely right, and it's always people who know their position is untenable, that cheating, lying, and trickery are the only options left to them. Desperation breeds dishonesty.
Major premise: Desperation breeds dishonesty.
Minor premise: Waterboarding instills desperation in the victim.
Conclusion: Waterboarding breeds dishonesty.

This means that waterboarding is not a reliable way of getting information; yet, this is precisely contrary to the position of conservatives, Republicans, and supporters of the military.

(I bring this up because something tells me you're one or more of the above.)

Since: Jan 13

Location hidden

#98063 Jan 30, 2013
La Santa Muerte wrote:
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Then name them.
How many republicans are acting "like they're against gays, pass anti-gay legislation and then get caught leaving gay clubs or in public bathrooms soliciting gay sex."
Are there no Christian liberals? Religious democrats?
You are very good at broad-brushing people you've never met.
"How many republicans are acting "like they're against gays, pass anti-gay legislation and then get caught leaving gay clubs or in public bathrooms soliciting gay sex."

This is just a partial list from a quick search...

Alabama Attorney General Troy King

Richard Curtis Washington State Representative

Glenn Murphy Jr., former head of the Young Republicans and one of the (former) leading Republicans of Indiana

David Dreier a Republican member of the U.S. House of Representatives

Bruce Barclay Republican commissioner of Cumberland County, Pennsylvania

Roy Ashburn conservative California State Senator

Spokane Mayor Jim West

Larry Craig former Idaho Republican who served 18 years in the U.S. Senate

Ed Schrock two terms in Congress

Robert Allen Florida State Representative

Phillip Hinkle Indiana State Representative who voted to pass a constitutional amendment defining marriage as solely something between a man and a woman

Mark Foley formerly in charge of the house caucus on exploited and missing children

Since: Jun 10

Sunnyvale, CA

#98064 Jan 30, 2013
-- OId Man -- wrote:
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I bet your wondering if he has your black and white graduation pic, or the pic with you and your grandma..
I was just talkin' to your friend, NPR 'bout photoshop and havin' a good program and knowing what the hell ya doin'. Do you know, a person who knows what they are doin' and what they can do with age progression. It's just amazing..
*** looks both ways ***
Whispers in your ear... your secret is safe with me, darlin'
:)
George Harrison Got My Mind Set On You
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v =6GdeU0ww4zYXX
Don't flatter yourself, Rose....
So you're a stalker. Hacked any email accounts lately?

You will be reported and caught, GR.

You're a criminal, a cyber-criminal researching people's personal information, making threats about personal information, hacking email accounts. Everything you're engaged in is illegal.

And saying that everything was posted by the victim of your stalking is a lie.
Pok Guy

Plymouth, MN

#98065 Jan 30, 2013
higgans wrote:
<quoted text>
maybe I didn't make my request CLEAR enough.
WHAT law could a State pass that would BE Constitutional TODAY that would meet YOUR 'test'?
u answered with stupid-ass laws that we all know would be illegal... illegal in the sense that the Constitution IS the Supreme Law of the Land (despite how our Fed Govt has been conducting its business these past several DECADES).
give us an example of a State law that ur 'ilk' think a State COULD pass that would DO as you claim.
or, admit that your argument has NO merit.
u made the statement, now is the time to put up or ????
hurry, hurry, hurry....
You're struggling. You don't realize it, but you've asked a two part question: a) passage of a law and b) it's constitutionality. I'll answer them in order and separately.

Answer to a). Under our legal system, a state can pass any law it wants. It's the law of the state if and until that time a person/entity claims injury from the law. Sometimes it's immediate (e.g., Obamacare), other times not (e.g., miscegenation laws were on the books for a long time).

Answer to b). If, ultimately, the US Supreme Ct grants review, then the law's constitutionality is addressed. If it's passes constitutional muster, it remains the law of that particular state only. If not, then it's struck down and no longer the law anywhere.

Hence, I repeat: a state can pass any law it wants.

What part of "holy sh*t" don't you understand?
Lock N Load

Riverside, CA

#98066 Jan 30, 2013
Reason poll: 67% think assault-weapons ban will have no impact on school shootings
posted at 12:01 pm on January 30, 2013 by Ed Morrissey

The new Reason-Rupe poll presents pundits with a cornucopia of riches, and not just on the topic of guns. The survey of general-population adults includes a broad range of topics, including the priorities of issues for Americans at the start of 2013. It might surprise many in the media that gun control/gun violence is still only the top issue for just 3% of Americans, for instance, while 29% believe Barack Obama should be focused on the economy, 19% on jobs, and 13% on the federal budget deficit and spending issues.(After today’s GDP number, those numbers may sharply rise, too.)

The big takeaways on guns, though, are that people don’t really want another assault-weapons ban and overwhelming don’t believe it would have made a difference in the recent shootings:

http://hotair.com/archives/2013/01/30/reason-...

_Olive_

“unstoppable”

Since: Jul 11

Hell

#98067 Jan 30, 2013
Libs suck wrote:
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And yet here you are crawling from aunt/maws basement replying time and time again.
Bottom line, I own you... that's not saying much mind you.
Now be a good little fart knocker and go lay in the street and wait for the short bus.
It truly must suck being a loser... as you know only to well.
^^^ Gotta love the idiots who think someone replying to them, means they own them. There is a similar idiot on IT, that one calls it Stalking, when someone replies to its comments.

The biggest bullies are always the biggest crybabies.

“Peace”

Since: May 10

Location hidden

#98068 Jan 30, 2013
-- OId Man -- wrote:
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"aha moments" and "gotcha moments" are yours and your friends signatures. You do it everyday and then high five one another and carry on like a bunch of teenage kids who are begining the stages of puberty.
You have been on Topix for how many years. 4? 5? 6? Do you realize those are years you will never get back. And you expect me and the rest of the people here to believe you are in a happy marriage. Or any of your friends are? Damn, woman, how stupid do you think people are. The other posters are not here day in and day out. They come on after work and after they had dinner and spent time with their family. You, Jaxx, Rose and X-Man are here day in and day out. Just as Freespirit is when she ain't got her head in the toilet puking..
You need to take a spoonful of sugar and get some sweetness in your veins. Cause all that vinegar just can't be healthy for ya..
Mary Poppins: A Spoonful Of Sugar
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v =i5IW9wK_HNgXX
Wrong again. Sugar is bad for ones health. Vinegar is good for ones health.

"10 Health Benefits of Vinegar

Vinegar: A Natural Remedy for a Healthier Life"

http://voices.yahoo.com/10-health-benefits-vi...
Pok Guy

Plymouth, MN

#98069 Jan 30, 2013
One Nation under Allah wrote:
Fort Collins students read Pledge of Allegiance in Arabic
10:33 PM, Jan 29, 2013
FORT COLLINS - A Fort Collins principal stands by his decision to allow students from a multicultural group to recite the Pledge of Allegiance in Arabic on the school's intercom.
"We do say the Pledge of Allegiance on Mondays at Rocky Mountain High School," principal Tom Lopez said.
Students have always said it in English. This year, a group with about 30 students approached Lopez with a request to translate and recite the pledge in other languages.
"They had to go through me for approval, and I reviewed it pretty carefully," Lopez said.
First, the students translated and read French. Then they recited the pledge in Spanish last fall. Monday, students read the pledge in Arabic.
"We have a tremendous amount of diversity in our school," Lopez said. "This is very American, not un-American."
The response has been mostly positive, said Lopez, though the calls and emails from upset parents have been very negative.
"I guess I'm getting worn down a little bit by how intense their sense of hate has been represented in some of the things they've written and said," Lopez said on Tuesday.
Lopez says Rocky Mountain High School is a place of inclusion.
"When they pledge allegiance to United States, that's exactly what they're saying -- they're just using another language as their vehicle," Lopez said.
He says it's likely the group will have other opportunities to recite the pledge in other languages, though he concedes it's a wise idea to recite the pledge in English that day as well.
http://www.9news.com/news/article/313505/222/...
So here we have some kids eager to demonstrate their intelligence and education by translating and speaking Arabic and Republicans (there and here) object to it. More proof that the Republican party is the anti-education/intelligence party.

“Peace”

Since: May 10

Location hidden

#98070 Jan 30, 2013
Libs suck wrote:
<quoted text>
Hardly... try again cupcake.
Well your attacks sure did suck so I was going by your name. Really if you can't provide information proving your views then you have nothing going for you or your opinions. Attacking is something we all can do but it proves nothing other then that we can be b's. Nothing about our intelligence or our views. Or why we think how we do.
Pok Guy

Plymouth, MN

#98071 Jan 30, 2013
Lock N Load wrote:
Reason poll: 67% think assault-weapons ban will have no impact on school shootings
posted at 12:01 pm on January 30, 2013 by Ed Morrissey
The new Reason-Rupe poll presents pundits with a cornucopia of riches, and not just on the topic of guns. The survey of general-population adults includes a broad range of topics, including the priorities of issues for Americans at the start of 2013. It might surprise many in the media that gun control/gun violence is still only the top issue for just 3% of Americans, for instance, while 29% believe Barack Obama should be focused on the economy, 19% on jobs, and 13% on the federal budget deficit and spending issues.(After today’s GDP number, those numbers may sharply rise, too.)
The big takeaways on guns, though, are that people don’t really want another assault-weapons ban and overwhelming don’t believe it would have made a difference in the recent shootings:
http://hotair.com/archives/2013/01/30/reason-...
In a similar vein, nearly 100% of people thought the world was flat. It took the courage of some individuals to prove them wrong.

“Take a deep breath”

Since: Dec 12

Let it out

#98073 Jan 30, 2013
Good afternoon everyone! What we arguing about today?

Since: Nov 12

Location hidden

#98074 Jan 30, 2013
Rico from East Los II wrote:
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Ask and ye shall receive......
Republican Congressman Dan Crane had sex with a female minor working as a congressional page.
Republican activist and Christian Coalition leader Beverly Russell admitted to an incestuous relationship with his step daughter.
Republican Judge Ronald C. Kline pleaded guilty to possession of child pornography on his home computer.
Republican congressman and anti-gay activist Robert Bauman was charged with having sex with a 16-year-old boy he picked up at a gay bar.
Republican Committee Chairman Jeffrey Patti was arrested for distributing a video clip of a 5-year-old girl being raped.
Republican activist Marty Glickman (a.k.a. "Republican Marty"), was taken into custody by Florida police on four counts of unlawful sexual activity with an underage girl and one count of delivering the drug LSD.
Republican legislative aide Howard L. Brooks was charged with molesting a 12-year old boy and possession of child pornography.
Republican Senate candidate John Hathaway was accused of having sex with his 12-year old baby sitter and withdrew his candidacy after the allegations were reported in the media.
Republican preacher Stephen White, who demanded a return to traditional values, was sentenced prison after offering $20 to a 14-year-old boy for permission to perform oral sex on him.
Republican talk show host Jon Matthews pleaded guilty to exposing his genitals to an 11 year old girl.
Republican anti-gay activist Earl "Butch" Kimmerling was sentenced to 40 years in prison for molesting an 8-year old girl after he attempted to stop a gay couple from adopting her.
Republican anti-abortion activist Neal Horsley admitted to having sex with a mule
Republican supporter Pastor Ted Haggard, president of the 30-million
member National Association of Evangelicals, denounced gays and illegal drugs but was later exposed as a gay Crystal Meth user
Republican Senator Larry Craig was arrested for lewd conduct in the men's restroom at the Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport
Republican Congressman Mark Foley abruptly resigned from Congress after sexually explicit" emails surfaced showing him flirting with a 16-year old boy.
Republican aide Alan David Berlin was arrested on charges that he wanted to engage in sex acts with a 15-year-old boy while dressed in a panda costume.
Republican news producer Aaron Bruns was arrested on charges of possessing child pornography.
Republican activist and former presidential campaign chairman Jeffrey Claude Bartleson was arrested on charges of sexually molesting a 5-year old boy.
Republican activist and former chairman of the Christian County
Republicans Royce Fessenden pleaded guilty to two counts of first-degree child molestation and one count of second-degree statutory sodomy.
Republican parole board officer and former legislator George C.(Chris) Ortloff pleaded guilty to attempting to lure 11- and 12-year-old girls to have sex with him.
Republican legislative aide Robert R. Groezinger was arrested for possessing child pornography.
Republican legislator Robert A. McKee pleaded guilty to possessing child pornography.
Republican legislator Scott Muschany was charged with molesting a 14-year old girl.
Republican chief of staff Eric Feltner pleaded guilty to showing pornography to a 13-year old girl.
This is a list of republicans acting "like they're against gays, pass anti-gay legislation and then get caught leaving gay clubs or in public bathrooms soliciting gay sex."?

“Try Reuters.”

Since: Mar 07

Location hidden

#98075 Jan 30, 2013
-Dont Panic- wrote:
Good afternoon everyone! What we arguing about today?
We started to try and have a conversation about the President's outline for immigration reform last night when we were rudely interrupted by some idiot with Photoshop software and a perverse interest in sleazy porn. Somehow, he mistakenly believed that made him powerful and clever. At any rate, I'd like to say I'm not in favor of either the President's proposal for CIR or the Committee of 8's proposal. I'm back where Marco Rubio once was before he, too, sold out:

In 2009, Rubio said, "If you grant amnesty, the message that you're sending is that if you come in this country and stay here long enough, we will let you stay. And no one will ever come through the legal process if you do that."

That's what I believe also and haven't changed my mind. Both proposals do nothing to discourage future immigration and in fact, they encourage it. What's your take on them?

Since: Jan 13

Location hidden

#98076 Jan 30, 2013
-Dont Panic- wrote:
Good afternoon everyone! What we arguing about today?
Me

Since: Jan 13

Location hidden

#98077 Jan 30, 2013
La Santa Muerte wrote:
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This is a list of republicans acting "like they're against gays, pass anti-gay legislation and then get caught leaving gay clubs or in public bathrooms soliciting gay sex."?
I gave you a list with about ten republican politicians and that was just from a quick search.

Guess you missed that huh?

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