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No Surprize

Seminole, FL

#900892 May 10, 2013
frontporchreactionary wrote:
<quoted text>Who is 'Eman'? Another one of your flunky dorks who can't bother to read the newspapers?
A camel can work for a week without drinking. A "goat herder" can drink for a whole week without working.
Lincoln

United States

#900893 May 10, 2013
In Immigration Bill Talks, House Group Raises Voice
By ASHLEY PARKER

WASHINGTON — A bipartisan group in the House of Representatives has been meeting on and off for four years behind closed doors, working on its own version of legislation to overhaul the nation’s immigration laws. But with a comprehensive bill already making its way through the Senate Judiciary Committee, the House group is fast losing its chance to shape the debate percolating on Capitol Hill, let alone put forth a proposal of its own.

“I think a lot of us believed in this bipartisan group that we would have finished quite some time ago,” said Representative Xavier Becerra, Democrat of California and a member of the group.“I think you really make it tough for yourself, and I hope House Republicans would agree with me on that, that you make it difficult to believe that you’re for fixing the broken immigration system and getting our economy on track unless you really seriously try to start in May.”

Already, the House Judiciary Committee has begun introducing a series of bills pegged to certain parts of an immigration overhaul, in a move designed, in part, to press the bipartisan group to action.

One major block, aides say, is reluctance on the part of Republicans in the group to accept a deal between the nation’s leading business and labor organizations, which would establish a guest worker program, known as a W-Visa program, for low-skilled, year-round temporary workers, those who perform seasonal work but are allowed to stay in the country throughout the year.

Though the U.S. Chamber of Commerce and the A.F.L.-C.I.O. reached an agreement in late March on a guest worker program, which was incorporated into legislation drafted by a similar bipartisan group in the Senate, House Republicans believe the deal is too favorable to labor and are trying to rework it. The current agreement starts the number of available W-Visas at 20,000, capping it at 200,000 visas annually, and limits the number of visas available to construction occupations at 15,000 annually.

Democrats in the House group say there was an implicit agreement to accept whatever deal the business and labor groups agreed upon. But Republicans want to raise the overall cap, particularly on construction visas.

“Come Home America!”

Since: Nov 11

Claymont, Delaware 19809

#900894 May 10, 2013
shinningelectr0n wrote:
<quoted text>
In politics, as in Hollywood, everything is image over substance.
Unfortunately, American voters prefer image over substance.
How many guys married the H.S. Cheerleader and were miserable and divorced 2 years later? How many women married the Jock Captain on the football team only to find out that all that glitters is not Gold?
And then we elect Kennedy's.....Kenyans....Celeb rity's....and get screwed.
How are your personal foibles and petty tragedies relevant to the topic at hand? Are we all expected to attend your self-abuse pitty party?
No Surprize

Seminole, FL

#900895 May 10, 2013
frontporchreactionary wrote:
<quoted text> Climbed out of your gutter ,troll to spittle your drivel before crawling back? Can you say something worth reading on this forum topic or would that be stretching your limited intellectual capability?
When you blame other people for the things that go wrong in your hillbilly life, remember this..... Things will continue to go wrong in your miserable life.

“Come Home America!”

Since: Nov 11

Claymont, Delaware 19809

#900896 May 10, 2013
Aunt Bettie Lou wrote:
<quoted text>
It's a respectable news source. But if you prefer NBC News:
Come Sunday, Obama headed for the Andrews Air Force Base golf course as he does on many weekends when the weather is nice. But he only played nine holes instead of his customary 18 leaving after about three hours. The reporters who accompany him on public outings didn't think anything was amiss and thought the chilly, rainy weather played into the president's decision to leave several hours earlier than usual.
What they didn't know was that Obama was heading back for that final meeting on the bin Laden operation.
http://www.nbcnews.com/id/42874398/ns/world_n...
So what's the big deal anyway? He plays golf no matter what's going on. Remember his million dollar golf game with Tiger Woods right after the sequestration - which was his own idea? He must not have taken his own words of doom and gloom to heart.
'million dollar golf game with Tiger Woods'? The day was President Obama's official day off. It was Presidents Day.:-D

“Come Home America!”

Since: Nov 11

Claymont, Delaware 19809

#900897 May 10, 2013
No Surprize wrote:
<quoted text>When you blame other people for the things that go wrong in your hillbilly life, remember this..... Things will continue to go wrong in your miserable life.
You're right. You showed up ;didn't you? And we all thought that the cops finally made a clean arrest putting you where you belong behind bars.
No Surprize

Seminole, FL

#900898 May 10, 2013
frontporchreactionary wrote:
<quoted text>How are your personal foibles and petty tragedies relevant to the topic at hand? Are we all expected to attend your self-abuse pitty party?
Jeez, you just ruined a whole bunch of summer vacation plans. Guess they can just go over to Stone Mountain and sing a variation of the Battle Hymn of the Republic....

“Come Home America!”

Since: Nov 11

Claymont, Delaware 19809

#900899 May 10, 2013
Diane Sawyer wrote:
<quoted text> Apparently, you are extremely jealous of and envious of the beautiful and intelligent Megyn Kelly...another effect of the Obama snakeoil on your filthy mouth and pea-sized brain.
Oh,Jesus H Christ! Don't make me gag, hag!:-D
John Galt

Temecula, CA

#900900 May 10, 2013
frontporchreactionary wrote:
<quoted text>Because saving the UAW pension fund also saved thousands of American tax payers jobs and retirement savings--but right they didn't earn those pensions by putting in 20 or so years of hard labor at U S auto plants ; did they? As for YOUR reading of Nate Silver's 'prediction that the GOP holds the House in 2014'and gain seats in Senate', you better read Nate more carefully because he also says that GOP gains are problematic ,and mostly hinge on whether or not they can continue to block Obama from achieving anything of his policies , like on immigration reform , gun control , and climate change/economics. In other words, how long do you think the Republicans can keep up the pretense of their smoke & mirrors dog&pony show trial 'Benghazi hearings before most Americans see through it as political subterfuge?
UAW members voted for UAW officers who robbed the pension funds.

They deserve nothing.

Taxpayer funds should not be used to save failed companies.
frontporchreacti onary

Wilmington, DE

#900901 May 10, 2013
John Galt wrote:
<quoted text>
UAW members voted for UAW officers who robbed the pension funds.
They deserve nothing.
Taxpayer funds should not be used to save failed companies.
So, Bush W should have never bailed out failed company AIG and just let them steal American homeowners and tax payers property and money?
John Galt

Temecula, CA

#900902 May 10, 2013
frontporchreactionary wrote:
<quoted text> "Place the blame where it rightfully belongs if you dare to be honest, dizzy Lou. I've always been baffled by Republicans' steadfast demands to weaken the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau in its cradle. Their chief tactic: repeatedly trying to block President Obama's choice of former Ohio Attorney General Richard Cordray - or anyone else - as its director unless Democrats agree to amend the Dodd-Frank provisions establishing it.
Yesterday, in a Senate Banking Committee exchange captured in this video (below), Sen. Elizabeth Warren took aim at that strange campaign, challenging various claims that the CFPB somehow has sinister powers beyond that of other financial regulators. It's five minutes of video worth watching. Warren, of course, is the former law professor who conceived the idea of a new consumer-protection agency and persuaded Obama to insist on its broad authority and independence.
Warren called Cordray "an open book," and questioned assertions made by the agency's foes, including the 43 Senate Republicans vowing yet again to block anyone from the post. Among their demands: that the single director be replaced by a commission, a form of governance typically more subject to political influence, and that the agency's funding be put under Congress' control - unlike that of other financial regulators.
"I think that the delay in getting him confirmed is bad for consumers, it's bad for small banks, it's bad for credit unions, it's bad for anyone trying to offer an honest product in an honest market," Warren said. "The American people deserve a Congress that worries less about helping big banks and more about helping regular people who have been cheated on mortgages, on credit cards, on student loans, on credit reports."
Obama, you may recall, bypassed the Senate after a similar filibuster in 2011. But with court challenges looming to his recess appointments, he's trying again now that the CFPB has a growing track record as a forceful but measured voice for consumer protection. Among its early achievements, www.ConsumerFinance.gov is now a place where individuals can go to register complaints against a credit-card issuer or a credit reporting agency and expect to get an actual response."Check this out: http://www.philly.com/philly/blogs/consumer/E...
What is the purpose of this useless agency, which assumes that the consumer is too stupid to manage his own financial affairs and passes regulations that ultimately cost the consumer money?
John Galt

Temecula, CA

#900903 May 10, 2013
Aunt Bettie Lou wrote:
<quoted text>
What was kind of funny about it is her 2008 ad showed her so calm and collected as the future president being in complete control of any crisis in the middle of the night when the phone rings.
Then this very calm and controlled "President Hillary" suddenly becomes a clip of an extremely agitated and defensive former Secretary of State screaming in the wake of four dead Americans, "What difference, at this point, does it make??!!"
Quite a contrast. She probably wouldn't have answered the phone in the middle of the night either.
Have some pity for a poor old woman still suffering the effects of a stroke.
John Galt

Temecula, CA

#900904 May 10, 2013
frontporchreactionary wrote:
<quoted text> So, Bush W should have never bailed out failed company AIG and just let them steal American homeowners and tax payers property and money?
All government bailouts are wrong.

Why should US taxpayers bail out a foreign corporation?
frontporchreacti onary

Wilmington, DE

#900905 May 10, 2013
Aunt Bettie Lou wrote:
<quoted text>
It's about to come to a head one way or the other.
Boehner is demanding emails and all unclassified correspondance from the WH regarding Benghazi and its aftermath.
If you remember the events leading up to Watergate, it's very similar to the Nixon's tapes. His refusal to turn them over is what ultimately led to his resignation.
So far, the WH has refused to turn over this information. If there's nothing to hide, they will and we'll see where the story goes from there. If there is something to hide and the information isn't forthcoming, this story will go in a completely new direction.
Brush up on your Watergate history before you start making inane comparisons to the Benghazi hearings(which are not impeachment hearings ,but a fact-finding inquiry with the President 's complete cooperation.)(Transcripts of telephone conversations released show President Richard M. Nixon jokingly threatened to drop a nuclear bomb on Capitol Hill in March 1974 as Congress was moving to impeach him over the Watergate scandal.)Check this out: http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-srv/politics...
frontporchreacti onary

Wilmington, DE

#900906 May 10, 2013
John Galt wrote:
<quoted text>
All government bailouts are wrong.
Why should US taxpayers bail out a foreign corporation?
American International Group, Inc., also known as AIG, is an American multinational insurance corporation.
frontporchreacti onary

Wilmington, DE

#900907 May 10, 2013
John Galt wrote:
<quoted text>
Have some pity for a poor old woman still suffering the effects of a stroke.
Yes , by all means, be kind to that 'poor old woman' because in all probability she'll be your new American President in 2016. And be a great one too!
No Surprize

Seminole, FL

#900908 May 10, 2013
John Galt wrote:
<quoted text>
All government bailouts are wrong.
Why should US taxpayers bail out a foreign corporation?
frontporchreactionary profile say's he's an NRA member. This guy is full of bullshit. He resembles a goat herder from the deep south...

Q & A with frontporchreactionary see below

http://www.topix.com/member/profile/frontporc...
John Galt

Temecula, CA

#900910 May 10, 2013
frontporchreactionary wrote:
<quoted text>Brush up on your Watergate history before you start making inane comparisons to the Benghazi hearings(which are not impeachment hearings ,but a fact-finding inquiry with the President 's complete cooperation.)(Transcripts of telephone conversations released show President Richard M. Nixon jokingly threatened to drop a nuclear bomb on Capitol Hill in March 1974 as Congress was moving to impeach him over the Watergate scandal.)Check this out: http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-srv/politics...
Watergate took two and one-half years to unfold.

Benghazi-gate may or may not take as long, but Obama's continued refusal to tell the truth is a mistake.
frontporchreacti onary

Wilmington, DE

#900911 May 10, 2013
John Galt wrote:
<quoted text>
What is the purpose of this useless agency, which assumes that the consumer is too stupid to manage his own financial affairs and passes regulations that ultimately cost the consumer money?
You're just sore because the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau levels the playing field and gives the little guy a fighting chance against the big banks and mortgage lenders and helps , individual consumers, small banks, credit unions, and ' anyone trying to offer an honest product in an honest market,' but maybe you like thieves and crooks better?
dem

Chicago, IL

#900912 May 10, 2013
No Surprize wrote:
<quoted text>frontporchreactionary profile say's he's an NRA member. This guy is full of bullshit. He resembles a goat herder from the deep south...
Q & A with frontporchreactionary see below
http://www.topix.com/member/profile/frontporc...
evening, ma'am.

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