U.S. Rep. Hobson, Republican from Spr...

U.S. Rep. Hobson, Republican from Springfield, Ohio, to retire

There are 47 comments on the Cleveland.com story from Oct 15, 2007, titled U.S. Rep. Hobson, Republican from Springfield, Ohio, to retire. In it, Cleveland.com reports that:

Rep. David Hobson, a nine-term Republican from Springfield, Ohio, announced plans to retire Sunday, the 12th member of his party to do so since the beginning of the year. via Cleveland.com

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#1 Oct 18, 2007
Another one bite the dust. Why are many of the Republican representatives retiring? Do they feel the sand shifting under their feet?

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#2 Oct 20, 2007
I think that none wands to deal with borders and illegal immigration.

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#3 Oct 20, 2007
Heidekraut wrote:
I think that none wands to deal with borders and illegal immigration.
If they put up a fence and invested in a bunch of old school buses and shipped them all back immediately, it would slow down to a trickle eventually.
Cincinnati Kid

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#4 Dec 4, 2007
A nine term congressman who is 71 years old has made a wise decision to retire from congress.

Were the senile legislators sitting on important committees as honorable, then our government in Washington, DC might be a little more responsibly run.

We should all commend him for going against his party hierarchy in supporting the SCHIP legislation recently.

Retiring at 71 is a wise and intelligent decision.
It also leaves a little time for fishing and enjoying sunsets.

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#5 Dec 4, 2007
Cincinnati Kid wrote:
A nine term congressman who is 71 years old has made a wise decision to retire from congress.
Were the senile legislators sitting on important committees as honorable, then our government in Washington, DC might be a little more responsibly run.
We should all commend him for going against his party hierarchy in supporting the SCHIP legislation recently.
Retiring at 71 is a wise and intelligent decision.
It also leaves a little time for fishing and enjoying sunsets.
I agree, other than the party line votes. He has done pretty well for this area. There does now seem to be a republican exodus though.
Cincinnati Kid

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#6 Dec 8, 2007
ucantbsrius wrote:
<quoted text>I agree, other than the party line votes. He has done pretty well for this area. There does now seem to be a republican exodus though.
To refer to a small number of politicians retiring now that their party is the minority party in congress as an "exodus" of any kind is slightly ludicrous.

A better use for the word "exodus" would be using it to refer to the steady stream of people across our southern and to a certain extent our northern border. In a land of opportunity like America, people are making an exodus from their homelands to get here. America is their promised land. A good tomato picker in the US can earn 3-4 times in one day as an auto worker in Mexico. Do the math. The car companies are doing it.
Cincinnati Kid

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#7 Dec 8, 2007
Cincinnati Kid

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#8 Dec 8, 2007

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#9 Dec 8, 2007
Cincinnati Kid wrote:
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To refer to a small number of politicians retiring now that their party is the minority party in congress as an "exodus" of any kind is slightly ludicrous.
A better use for the word "exodus" would be using it to refer to the steady stream of people across our southern and to a certain extent our northern border. In a land of opportunity like America, people are making an exodus from their homelands to get here. America is their promised land. A good tomato picker in the US can earn 3-4 times in one day as an auto worker in Mexico. Do the math. The car companies are doing it.
People aren't making an exodus, Mexicans are from Mexico.The corporations are looking forward to the day Americans are tired of the immigration debate so they can import workers to replace those lazy greedy(sarcasm) Americans.

Canadians aren't beating down your door. I only moved here because I loved my wife and she wanted to stay near her family. We are now liquidating assets here to move north. The state of your country compared to 20 years ago is sad. I have many friends here, and am concerned for the state of your union. I hope things get back to a level where there is no fear.

Immigration of people from "have not countries" to western countries has always been a problem. It's a little arrogant and somewhat ignorant to think America is the one they all want to immigrate to.

Have you not seen the list of Republicans retiring from politics??As of Oct 16, there were 16 GOP 0 Dems. There have been more GOP since then.

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#10 Dec 8, 2007
Ignorance: a lack of knowledge. Ignorance is sometimes misinterpreted as a synonym of stupidity, and is as thus often taken as an insult.

In many cases ignorance is seen as a pleasant alternative to harsh reality.

http://www.yourdictionary.com/ignorant

arrogant:exaggerating or disposed to exaggerate one's own worth or importance often by an overbearing manner
http://www.selfknowledge.com/5906.htm
Cincinnati Kid

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#11 Dec 8, 2007
Many words have more than one or two meanings.

16 do not an exodus make

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#12 Dec 8, 2007
Cincinnati Kid wrote:
Many words have more than one or two meanings.
16 do not an exodus make
Neither do a few Canucks.
Native Amer German Irish

Dayton, OH

#13 Dec 13, 2007
ucantbsrius wrote:
<quoted text>Neither do a few Canucks.
Apparently, the illegals are beginning to flee to Canada now, as well.

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#14 Dec 13, 2007
Native Amer German Irish wrote:
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Apparently, the illegals are beginning to flee to Canada now, as well.
It has been a problem before. It will be interesting to see how they handle it
Native Amer German Irish

Dayton, OH

#15 Dec 14, 2007
ucantbsrius wrote:
<quoted text>It has been a problem before. It will be interesting to see how they handle it
Yes, it will be interesting. Are Canadians for or against the North American Union? I can't believe that they would be in favor of wiping out our borders. It seems it (the NAU) will ONLY benefit Mexico - not the U.S. or Canada.

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#16 Dec 14, 2007
Native Amer German Irish wrote:
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Yes, it will be interesting. Are Canadians for or against the North American Union? I can't believe that they would be in favor of wiping out our borders. It seems it (the NAU) will ONLY benefit Mexico - not the U.S. or Canada.
Against, why would such a resource rich nation hand control(however partial) of their monetary policy and management of their resources to others?
Canada has started to sell their resources around the world, they are not so closely aligned with the US Market any more.
Did you know the US receives more oil from Canada than any other nation. Many people believe the US gets it's oil from the Middle Eastern Nations. Only a portion.
I recently heard an American policy wonk state that after a Union the USA could rely on Canadas Natural resources to hold up the value of the American dollar when it collapses. Do you think Canadians would be content with that after the US money failed due to poor policies? Canadians are aware of the situation. Although Canadians are good neighbors and love Americans they do not agree with much of US foreign policy or monetary policy and would not want be aligned with those policies.Neither would Canadians stand by and not help. But we would help as another nation, not one.
Native Amer German Irish

Dayton, OH

#17 Dec 14, 2007
ucantbsrius wrote:
<quoted text>Against, why would such a resource rich nation hand control(however partial) of their monetary policy and management of their resources to others?
Canada has started to sell their resources around the world, they are not so closely aligned with the US Market any more.
Did you know the US receives more oil from Canada than any other nation. Many people believe the US gets it's oil from the Middle Eastern Nations. Only a portion.
I recently heard an American policy wonk state that after a Union the USA could rely on Canadas Natural resources to hold up the value of the American dollar when it collapses. Do you think Canadians would be content with that after the US money failed due to poor policies? Canadians are aware of the situation. Although Canadians are good neighbors and love Americans they do not agree with much of US foreign policy or monetary policy and would not want be aligned with those policies.Neither would Canadians stand by and not help. But we would help as another nation, not one.
Glad to hear that. I love our Canadian neighbors, but unfortunately, we have a TERRIBLE "neighbor" to the south - Mexico. Please make your countrymen aware of the NAU looming on the horizon (and the Mexico-Canadian Highway) that is poised to reduce both of our countries to the same 3rd world status that Mexico enjoys.

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#18 Dec 14, 2007
Native Amer German Irish wrote:
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Glad to hear that. I love our Canadian neighbors, but unfortunately, we have a TERRIBLE "neighbor" to the south - Mexico. Please make your countrymen aware of the NAU looming on the horizon (and the Mexico-Canadian Highway) that is poised to reduce both of our countries to the same 3rd world status that Mexico enjoys.
I try. Most Canadians I know are aware and don't like it.Won't allow it too happen. A high percentage of Canadians are paying attention and voting, this NAU won't fly. Unless an attack from within is successful in devaluing the Canadian dollar to the point of destruction. It would have to get pretty bad. Canadians can and have survived in Spartan conditions due to poor $ value. We are a hardy bunch,eh. No worries.
If Mexico did what the US and Canada did after WWII, and build an infrastructure, roads, dams, electrical grid. That would stimulate an economy and provide the base for economic reform. I wish they would just step up and do it. I guess it's easier to keep the status quo and provide a luxurious life for the chosen few this way.

We all need to stand up to the Elite. Canadians, Americans and Mexicans should want to keep their countries separate.
Native Amer German Irish

Dayton, OH

#19 Dec 14, 2007
ucantbsrius wrote:
<quoted text>I try. Most Canadians I know are aware and don't like it.Won't allow it too happen. A high percentage of Canadians are paying attention and voting, this NAU won't fly. Unless an attack from within is successful in devaluing the Canadian dollar to the point of destruction. It would have to get pretty bad. Canadians can and have survived in Spartan conditions due to poor $ value. We are a hardy bunch,eh. No worries.
If Mexico did what the US and Canada did after WWII, and build an infrastructure, roads, dams, electrical grid. That would stimulate an economy and provide the base for economic reform. I wish they would just step up and do it. I guess it's easier to keep the status quo and provide a luxurious life for the chosen few this way.
We all need to stand up to the Elite. Canadians, Americans and Mexicans should want to keep their countries separate.
I agree, but when the U.S. sends Mexico billions of dollars for the "drug war" (what a joke) that only ends up in the pockets of the Mexican officials (aka drug cartels) there is no incentive to change ANYTHING for it's people.

I say cut off ALL funding to Mexico and let them suffer until they are FORCED to change their country THEMSELVES.

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#20 Dec 14, 2007
Native Amer German Irish wrote:
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I agree, but when the U.S. sends Mexico billions of dollars for the "drug war" (what a joke) that only ends up in the pockets of the Mexican officials (aka drug cartels) there is no incentive to change ANYTHING for it's people.
I say cut off ALL funding to Mexico and let them suffer until they are FORCED to change their country THEMSELVES.
I agree, or put the money and resources into some ones hands that have everything to lose by messing it up. Oversight is the key. We all need to do more oversight.

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