The President has failed us

The President has failed us

There are 391832 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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#100568 Feb 7, 2013
La Santa Muerte wrote:
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How true.
The low-information voter has now twice elected a celebrity Santa. How embarrassingly ignorant many of these people are - most couldn't name the capitol of the United States, let alone their own state capitol.
The capitol of Montana is "M" (blonde joke, but it works here). Very astute observation, otherwise. Except for his celebritry presence, it plain BAFFLES me how that happened. I believe Hank Jr summed it up succinctly, "Some people work for a living, some people VOTE for a living."

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#100569 Feb 7, 2013
huntscoyotes wrote:
<quoted text>I'd bet you're one of the greatest G-ma's in the world. Still thinking about those cookies you mentioned. My little sister became a G-ma at age 34, not much else to do where she lives...
I baked three batches last night. I ate one cookie. It was strongly suggested that that was enough for me. LOL

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#100570 Feb 7, 2013
American Lady wrote:
Obama tells Blacks to 'stop complainin' and fight
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v =kWcDDSg9O7cXX&feature=you tu.be
http://www.ky3.com/news/kdvr-obama-tells-blac...
http://www.topix.com/forum/us/T4Q1EMB3HF7V7AC...
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#100571 Feb 7, 2013
huntscoyotes wrote:
Does anyone remember how much attention the self-enduced death of Whitney Houston was addressed by the WH? Compare THAT to the <crickets chirping> addressing of the War Hero Chris Kyle's murder. One was an Obama supporter with presence and star power and money, the other saved hundreds of lives of fellow Americans. Quite a statement of priorities, ain't it?
So many things and people that this administration ignores should give one something to ponder.

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#100572 Feb 7, 2013
NTRPRNR1 wrote:
<quoted text>I baked three batches last night. I ate one cookie. It was strongly suggested that that was enough for me. LOL
I am cooking a turkey today with all the trimmings...trying to clear out the freezer. I baked only one batch of cookies yesterday. Hubby ate more than one!!! After today, I am going to take a break from the kitchen for a few days! Leftovers should suffice.

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#100573 Feb 7, 2013
mdbuilder wrote:
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Wake-up Maynard, being president of a great country can't improve Obama one iota, it just defines the people who elected him, people like you. I hope your mom's got her guns locked up.
Yuppers....

I bet you understood Jimmy Lee Dykes the conservative extremist who was locked in his basement for a week.

Paranoid and menacing is all the conservative agenda is about.

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#100574 Feb 7, 2013
teddyr4me wrote:
<quoted text>So many things and people that this administration ignores should give one something to ponder.
Great... expect the impossible and then complain about it. Well, I guess ya'll can continue to be the minority critic as that's all that's going here.

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#100575 Feb 7, 2013
3 officers shot in Corona, Riverside: Police say shooter is ex-LAPD suspect in Irvine murders

RIVERSIDE - Three officers were shot Thursday-- one in Corona and two in Riverside -- by a gunman believed to be Christopher Jordan Dorner, the fired Los Angeles Police Department Officer wanted for the revenge slayings of a college basketball coach and her fiance in Irvine, police said.

The shootouts occurred early this morning, said Riverside police Sgt. Troy Banks.

The lawman shot in Corona is an officer from the Los Angeles Police Department's Newton Station who suffered a graze wound, said Newton Station Sgt Ike Ornelas.

There was no immediate word on the status of the two officers shot in Riverside, but Southland law enforcement sources said the two are feared not to have fared as well as the Newton officer. And according to 10News sister station KABC, Riverside Police Department confirmed one of its officers was killed.

http://www.10news.com/news/3-officers-shot-in...

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#100576 Feb 7, 2013
NTRPRNR1 wrote:
<quoted text>Every branch of the Armed Forces is important and essential. We were talking about combat (infantry primarily) and women, particularly the Army. But, if you want me to look, just post the link, and I'll look.
Is there a different set of APFT tests issued to female soldiers than to men? I don't see how there could be if they've just been green-lighted for combat. Or, do you think this is just setting the women up for suicide missions? Either the Department of Defense has information and data that demonstrates capability, or they're gaming us all. Which is it?
There are indeed differences, and here http://www.armyprt.com/content/tc-3-2220-pdf-... is the link. Go to Appendix A and scroll thru to the test standards. You'll see that female scoring is waaaaaaay lower on pushups and sit ups, but closer on the 2-mile run (fast twitch muscle fiber vs. slow twitch muscle fiber). I cannot fathom a link that supports my opinion that Combat Arms has cumulative ASVAB scores as compares to other branches- so I'd appreciate that link as well (anyone?). THAT statement was based on my experience and observations, which are personal as well as professional. I don't want to assert or imply that there is some kind of stigma attached to electing Combat Arms (hereafter in my posts, "CA") as an MOS, but while there are certainly technical expertise involved in Air Force and Navy branches, more so than CA- the truth is that CA demands and receives respect that other fields simply don't have. It's refreshing to observe a hydraulics engineer (for example) step out of his field (or a pilot) and get a lesson on something other than his (or her's) specialty by someone wearing a CA patch. Officers are a little more poker-faced when getting educated, but the results, while less obvious, are no less satisfying. "Young, dumb and full of juice" we all were once, but don't sell CA short because of the minimum requirements- be happy that higher ASVAB scores are often found there, as well. We ALL benefit from the results.

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#100577 Feb 7, 2013
HellonHee1s-1 wrote:
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I most certainly DID bring them up! I can, they are mine. At the least I do not sit on here talking about myself all day, like you, you selfish wench. They could have been anyone's I was responding about. I'm on here for the future of our country, yours and mine. That is IF yours is even America.
Do you have any grandchildren? I want everyone's grandchildren to have a Country to grow up in like I did! Not just the Conservatives! I'm made THAT way. Not selfish one iota. But when it comes to my grandchildren ...
I AM SELFISH & PROTECTIVE!
You began to be condescending to me, using "my" grandchildren.
Do NOT EVER go there again, you worthless proven FRAUD! You continue showing just how worthless you are, with each consecutive post you make to me.
I'm NOT your kind, and with God's help, I hope to NEVER be.
You are selfish? With what? Your food stamps?

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#100578 Feb 7, 2013
huntscoyotes wrote:
<quoted text>There are indeed differences, and here http://www.armyprt.com/content/tc-3-2220-pdf-... is the link. Go to Appendix A and scroll thru to the test standards. You'll see that female scoring is waaaaaaay lower on pushups and sit ups, but closer on the 2-mile run (fast twitch muscle fiber vs. slow twitch muscle fiber). I cannot fathom a link that supports my opinion that Combat Arms has cumulative ASVAB scores as compares to other branches- so I'd appreciate that link as well (anyone?). THAT statement was based on my experience and observations, which are personal as well as professional. I don't want to assert or imply that there is some kind of stigma attached to electing Combat Arms (hereafter in my posts, "CA") as an MOS, but while there are certainly technical expertise involved in Air Force and Navy branches, more so than CA- the truth is that CA demands and receives respect that other fields simply don't have. It's refreshing to observe a hydraulics engineer (for example) step out of his field (or a pilot) and get a lesson on something other than his (or her's) specialty by someone wearing a CA patch. Officers are a little more poker-faced when getting educated, but the results, while less obvious, are no less satisfying. "Young, dumb and full of juice" we all were once, but don't sell CA short because of the minimum requirements- be happy that higher ASVAB scores are often found there, as well. We ALL benefit from the results.
So you think woman belong in the kitchen and not on the battlefield?

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#100579 Feb 7, 2013
teddyr4me wrote:
<quoted text>I am cooking a turkey today with all the trimmings...trying to clear out the freezer. I baked only one batch of cookies yesterday. Hubby ate more than one!!! After today, I am going to take a break from the kitchen for a few days! Leftovers should suffice.
That's the way I like to cook as well. I have military size stock pots here I use for chili and soups. Then, I freeze it immediately in individual containers. They can go nuke it when they're ready;-)

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#100582 Feb 7, 2013
huntscoyotes wrote:
<quoted text>There are indeed differences, and here http://www.armyprt.com/content/tc-3-2220-pdf-... is the link. Go to Appendix A and scroll thru to the test standards. You'll see that female scoring is waaaaaaay lower on pushups and sit ups, but closer on the 2-mile run (fast twitch muscle fiber vs. slow twitch muscle fiber). I cannot fathom a link that supports my opinion that Combat Arms has cumulative ASVAB scores as compares to other branches- so I'd appreciate that link as well (anyone?). THAT statement was based on my experience and observations, which are personal as well as professional. I don't want to assert or imply that there is some kind of stigma attached to electing Combat Arms (hereafter in my posts, "CA") as an MOS, but while there are certainly technical expertise involved in Air Force and Navy branches, more so than CA- the truth is that CA demands and receives respect that other fields simply don't have. It's refreshing to observe a hydraulics engineer (for example) step out of his field (or a pilot) and get a lesson on something other than his (or her's) specialty by someone wearing a CA patch. Officers are a little more poker-faced when getting educated, but the results, while less obvious, are no less satisfying. "Young, dumb and full of juice" we all were once, but don't sell CA short because of the minimum requirements- be happy that higher ASVAB scores are often found there, as well. We ALL benefit from the results.
Hummm. I was lousy at push-ups, excellent at sit-ups, but I wonder which of those is essential when engaged in active combat. I'll take the track and field results any day of the week;-)So, what you've stated here is that the scores were segregated by gender. Interesting. I wonder how SOME women would have scored versus SOME men? If the rankings had been in a straight line without gender being the issue, I'd bet some women would have scored higher than some men.

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#100583 Feb 7, 2013
Looks like the conservative mouthpiece for being an ex-Gay got caught again!!

‘Ex-Gay’ Crusader Who Publicly Bragged About ‘Being Cured’ Caught Trolling For Men

http://www.addictinginfo.org/2013/02/06/ex-ga...

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#100584 Feb 7, 2013
NTRPRNR1 wrote:
<quoted text>Hummm. I was lousy at push-ups, excellent at sit-ups, but I wonder which of those is essential when engaged in active combat. I'll take the track and field results any day of the week;-)So, what you've stated here is that the scores were segregated by gender. Interesting. I wonder how SOME women would have scored versus SOME men? If the rankings had been in a straight line without gender being the issue, I'd bet some women would have scored higher than some men.
Pushups= getting up off the ground from the face-down (prone position)with 80 lbs of gear and body armor strapped on you. Situps= getting in and out of vehicles, preventing back strain while toting 80 lbs of body armor and equipment or sand bags or supply items by the semi load or just getting up out of bed when duty calls. Trust me, women are right up front with the men on many combat missions (google "Lee Ann Hester" sometime) and if you peruse the Army Times (magazine), it lists KIAs in which women appear as well as men. Female Soldiers DO get into combat missions- they DO participate actively in (ex) supply convoy missions. They DON'T need to be in on Urban Operations- i.e. multi-floor dynamic room entry missions, though I WILL confess that I've met some that could keep up with and impress some of the males. Across the board- no. Selectively- oh yeah, there are some Women out there I could go to combat with. On the same side. Met a Female Israeli Soldier once- I nearly proposed.

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#100585 Feb 7, 2013
discordian wrote:
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stick to the subject, Obama failing, something new daily.
Yeppers...
http://thesouthern.com/news/opinion/editorial...

http://jonathanmerritt.religionnews.com/2013/...

Every day.

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#100586 Feb 7, 2013
NTRPRNR1 wrote:
<quoted text>Hummm. I was lousy at push-ups, excellent at sit-ups, but I wonder which of those is essential when engaged in active combat. I'll take the track and field results any day of the week;-)So, what you've stated here is that the scores were segregated by gender. Interesting. I wonder how SOME women would have scored versus SOME men? If the rankings had been in a straight line without gender being the issue, I'd bet some women would have scored higher than some men.
Some people around here need to accept the reality that a woman's place in no longer the kitchen. Women are proving to be just as capable as men and continue to break barriers.

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#100587 Feb 7, 2013
NTRPRNR1 wrote:
<quoted text>That's the way I like to cook as well. I have military size stock pots here I use for chili and soups. Then, I freeze it immediately in individual containers. They can go nuke it when they're ready;-)
Amen!!!

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#100589 Feb 7, 2013
Rico from East Los II wrote:
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Some people around here need to accept the reality that a woman's place in no longer the kitchen. Women are proving to be just as capable as men and continue to break barriers.
Any woman who would sign up for combat related work is a woman who believes herself capable of that. She deserves the opportunity to find out if she's right without simply prejudging her because she's a woman. I wouldn't volunteer for that kind of work, but I wouldn't stand in anybody's way who finds it to be their mission either. The reality is as Huntscoyotes says, they already ARE in combat zones and there's no escaping the kind of wars we've fought in both Iraq and Iran. Frankly, this is probably just retroactive approval of reality in the first place. It's not like it's GOING to happen. It IS happening. I think he's conflicted on assignments, but then again, there was that Israeli soldier.....;-)
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#100590 Feb 7, 2013
NTRPRNR1 wrote:
<quoted text>I don't pay any attention to politician speak. I'd prefer to be informed by reading what economists have to say. You, on the other hand, seem not to have the history lessons of economics at your fingertips. It takes spending cuts, increased revenues and INVESTMENT in the economy to recover from such a major hit as we've sustained. The biggest complaint from economists about Obama's stimulus is that it wasn't BIG enough - not that he used stimulus. Do you get it?
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...all of them, not just the sons and daughters of the wealthy.
yeah, we GET it. what u are talking about is the GOVERNMENT doing the picking of winners and losers in the business world.

'nationalizing' industry to achieve desired 'social' goals.

put the TWO together and u get the ultimate Progressive society: National Socialism. Nazi's. Hitler's Germany.

exactly what Hitler & Co. used to grow a BROKE nad demoralized nation during the 30's. the Reich did no tolerate differing views, either. it managed 'undesireable' costs and behaviour AND PEOPLE very well, didn't IT?

let's see, fiscally, as a nation, we ARE broke. reading the posts JUST on this thread, I'd say WE, as a People, are well on the way to being demoralized (in more ways than one!). the PERFECT combo to give birth to ????

MORE stimulus spending? the SAME BS was said about FDR's FAILED solutions to the GREAT Depression!

posters like YOU preach Federal Govt as IF it were the ONLY form of government in a Union of FIFTY sovereign States. as if IF the FG got OUT of the social safety net business, there would be a vacumn!

there was NO vacumn BEFORE 1964 or 1935. what there was WAS NO BIG BROTHER FG.

Big Brohter-govt MIGHT works for some pissant, small pop, homogeneous country like any of the European nations. BUT, have you looked at the state of the EU lately? OR any of the bigger countries with a GROWING DIVERSE population?

History is AGAINST your POV, period. you are either just TOO stubborn or ???? to admit it.

hurry, hurry, hurry...

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