The President has failed us

The President has failed us

There are 369924 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.

Since: Jun 10

Fremont, CA

#301025 Aug 31, 2014
positronium wrote:
<quoted text>You're a far left socialist sitting in a topix call center bitch room.
You're insane and make absolutely no sense as usual.

Get a life.

Since: Jun 10

Fremont, CA

#301026 Aug 31, 2014
positronium wrote:
<quoted text>I really don't think you know what I am up to, or what the firm is up to either.
There is no "firm," and you're not up to anything, you fraud. LOL!

Topix is your whole reason for living.

Since: Mar 11

Minnesota's North Coast

#301027 Aug 31, 2014
NTRPRNR1 wrote:
<quoted text>
Those charities are often funded by United Way contributions which are almost forced upon employees (yuck), and that money is doled out to preferential organizations. I just disagree with you. I refuse to donate to United Way. On the other hand, local churches here supplied the buses and gasoline, the labor, the daily meals and paid for the housing to send a couple of bus loads of volunteers to help with the clean up post Katrina. Local churches identify local families in need and supply Thanksgiving dinners, Christmas trees, presents for little ones. They help when somebody passes away and there isn't enough money for a proper burial. Those churches make it happen. I'm not about to oppose churches and the charity they provide in their communities. Good luck in your fairy tale world, Woody. Organizations? Right. Knock on a door of an organization when you've no place to stay the night. The church down the street will probably find you a place, but once the Salvation Army is at full capacity in the winter months, tough titty.
If you don't tithe to a church, isn't your offering that funds church charitable giving. I'd much prefer local populations have the ability to assist their residents than leave that in the hands of some elected officials to divy up the proceeds (United Way) as they see fit politically.
Churches are good. They provide tools for sinners to redeem themselves and to assist other human beings while they work toward becoming better human beings. What's wrong with that?
you state churches are good, and you rail against the inequality of wealth on this planet...

the catholic church is the wealthiest entity on this planet.

please clarify the contradiction in these two beliefs you hold...

“Try Reuters.”

Since: Mar 07

Location hidden

#301028 Aug 31, 2014
woodtick57 wrote:
<quoted text>oh.my GF and i did go to a Catholic wedding yesterday...yikes! how scary and cultlike how everyone monotones the same phrases on demand...we both jumped a little when the priest tossed out a simple phrase and everyone responded in cultlike, ingrained response...
and why is their lords prayer different than the lutheran one GF learned? different lord, i guess, huh?
Interpretation. Some people need somebody to interpret The BIble for them. Just as with SCOTUS, not every opiner has the same interpretation.

You puzzle yourself a lot about this, you know? You bring it up again and again. Nobody else can supply you with the answers. You must find them for yourself, but you do keep looking, don't you? Well, it seems that way to me. I could be wrong.

Since: Jun 10

Fremont, CA

#301029 Aug 31, 2014
Fed Up Again wrote:
<quoted text>
So, now the truth comes out.....attention from females. Huh.
Wow, I always thought you were the local barroom pass around among the men.
This is sure a new one on me.
What makes you so hateful, crude and ugly anyway?

Is it just your innate ignorance or you worked at being a miserable person all your life?

"local barroom pass around among the men...."???

There is something very wrong with you.

Since: Mar 11

Minnesota's North Coast

#301030 Aug 31, 2014
NTRPRNR1 wrote:
<quoted text>Interpretation. Some people need somebody to interpret The BIble for them. Just as with SCOTUS, not every opiner has the same interpretation.
You puzzle yourself a lot about this, you know? You bring it up again and again. Nobody else can supply you with the answers. You must find them for yourself, but you do keep looking, don't you? Well, it seems that way to me. I could be wrong.
i didn't bring it up, dear.

how can the word of a god need interpretation? who decides which parts need interpretation? who decides if they are correct in that decision or in their interpretation?

i keep looking for truth and facts, yes...none of that can be found in any of the current religious cults...

“A Pony For Everyone”

Since: Dec 12

Free Candy

#301031 Aug 31, 2014
Well old lady. I suggest you go outside and rip that yellow ribbon off your automobile that says "Support the Troops" and replace it with a "Si Se Puede!" sticker.
NTRPRNR1 wrote:
<quoted text> Where did you ever get that idea? You're the leach on taxpayers. You're fully taxpayer funded all the way baby. No private sector money in your life. I spent my career in the private sector. Even your investments (if you have any) are courtesy of money you earned which came from taxpayer contributions :-) Were you lying when you said you had a GOVERNMENT contract to provide janitorial services? Why are you the consummate hypocrite, dopie?
You're a silly man.
freebird

Long Beach, CA

#301032 Aug 31, 2014
Maybe I'm not reading it correctly, but this is what the law says.

http://www.irs.gov/Charities-&-Non-Profit... (c)(3)-Tax-Exempt-Organization s

The Restriction of Political Campaign Intervention by Section 501(c)(3) Tax-Exempt Organizations

Under the Internal Revenue Code, all section 501(c)(3) organizations are absolutely prohibited from directly or indirectly participating in, or intervening in, any political campaign on behalf of (or in opposition to) any candidate for elective public office. Contributions to political campaign funds or public statements of position (verbal or written) made on behalf of the organization in favor of or in opposition to any candidate for public office clearly violate the prohibition against political campaign activity. Violating this prohibition may result in denial or revocation of tax-exempt status and the imposition of certain excise taxes.

Certain activities or expenditures may not be prohibited depending on the facts and circumstances. For example, certain voter education activities (including presenting public forums and publishing voter education guides) conducted in a non-partisan manner do not constitute prohibited political campaign activity. In addition, other activities intended to encourage people to participate in the electoral process, such as voter registration and get-out-the-vote drives, would not be prohibited political campaign activity if conducted in a non-partisan manner.

On the other hand, voter education or registration activities with evidence of bias that (a) would favor one candidate over another; (b) oppose a candidate in some manner; or (c) have the effect of favoring a candidate or group of candidates, will constitute prohibited participation or intervention.
positronium wrote:
<quoted text>Because they (and all churches) can. Maybe they all should should preach politics according to god and good in a nation under god, rather than devil and evil as in a nation under allah.

“May the CEO POWER RULE FOREVER”

Since: Oct 07

Location hidden

#301033 Aug 31, 2014
Then we have a hung jury.I vote not guilty.
Coffee Party wrote:
<quoted text>
My first two names had nothing to do with Kennedy or murder.
So should I continue to find more people who died and had nothing to do with Kennedy and murder?
I know the Warren commission did a lousy job and other mistakes were made but Oswald is still 100% guilty of the murder of JFK.

“May the CEO POWER RULE FOREVER”

Since: Oct 07

Location hidden

#301034 Aug 31, 2014
OK.Prove the "lies".The issue is NOT settled.Illogical.You say you have absolute proof?Present it.Most of us are still waiting. Libs and Cons.Yet you deny us your revelation?That is not reason.You have only gone over your own opinion.That is not rational.Show us all,with factual proof,that God does not exist.And the proof I want is the same kind of proof that tells me that if I drop a rock,it will indeed fall.
woodtick57 wrote:
<quoted text>churches delude people that there is actually sin or any thing to be redeemed to...
how can a system based on proven lies be good?
if people follow the christian doctrine, they are not becoming better human beings, are they? we've gone over the moral failings of the abrahamic cult time and time again, that issue is settled.

Since: Mar 11

Minnesota's North Coast

#301035 Aug 31, 2014
Cheech the Conservative wrote:
OK.Prove the "lies".The issue is NOT settled.Illogical.You say you have absolute proof?Present it.Most of us are still waiting. Libs and Cons.Yet you deny us your revelation?That is not reason.You have only gone over your own opinion.That is not rational.Show us all,with factual proof,that God does not exist.And the proof I want is the same kind of proof that tells me that if I drop a rock,it will indeed fall.<quoted text>
once again, i never stated god does not exist. i clearly stated the god of the bible, the abrahamic god has been proved false, and i gave you the proof over and over again. you have yet to counter even one of the points of the proof...

how is bill clinton not a liberal? why are you still running from your own words. pesky little fuck?
do you never tire of getting swatted down?

“May the CEO POWER RULE FOREVER”

Since: Oct 07

Location hidden

#301036 Aug 31, 2014
Temper,temper!What shocking language!Clinton lowered taxes for corporations.Also signed into law the Welfare limit law.Something NO liberal would do.Now that is EVIDENCE.Not proof.And I do not have to prove an opinion.Just have to HAVE it.Now,by that axiom,prove that he WAS a liberal.Did he SAY he was a liberal?If he did,show me the speech.And you DID say God does not exist.And you said The Bible was ALL lies.Prove THAT for us.And remember,it must be tangible proof.Be logical.Ration this out.Were you THERE when the Bible was written?Or during the "Flood"?And swatted?I am having fun.I do not have to counter your OPINIONS.Merely disagree.That is only logical.
woodtick57 wrote:
<quoted text>once again, i never stated god does not exist. i clearly stated the god of the bible, the abrahamic god has been proved false, and i gave you the proof over and over again. you have yet to counter even one of the points of the proof...
how is bill clinton not a liberal? why are you still running from your own words. pesky little fuck?
do you never tire of getting swatted down?
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Since: Oct 07

sugarcoated sunshine

#301038 Aug 31, 2014
woodtick57 wrote:
<quoted text>wouldn't she tell the minister (or anyone) that whom she voted for was her business alone? does the religious cult really have that deep of a grip on people?
It can. I know some Catholics who suffer deep guilt for missing mass for any reason; and former Catholics who struggled for years over making the break.
Not to pick on the Catholic Church, most religions tend to impose a "moral code" that are accepted without question.

Since: Oct 07

sugarcoated sunshine

#301039 Aug 31, 2014
NTRPRNR1 wrote:
<quoted text>Oh, she would have said, because she's very honest and forthright. She simply didn't want to be asked, and in reality, she probably resented the minister trying to promote HIS candidate rather than leaving her alone to make up her own mind. She still attends the same protestant denomination church today - through many different ministers over time. She's 89, and she's agnostic;-) But, she volunteers and provides service at her church every single Tuesday. I thought you might appreciate that.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v =g0zSB2WEtwUXX
She has not communicated across the divide. Not everybody has that opportunity.
Haha I love it! She sounds wonderful and wise.

Since: Mar 11

Minnesota's North Coast

#301040 Aug 31, 2014
Freespirit8 wrote:
<quoted text>
It can. I know some Catholics who suffer deep guilt for missing mass for any reason; and former Catholics who struggled for years over making the break.
Not to pick on the Catholic Church, most religions tend to impose a "moral code" that are accepted without question.
perfect description of a cult...
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Fed Up Again

Frankfort, KY

#301043 Aug 31, 2014
harmonious wrote:
<quoted text>
are you a democrat? I'm for free choice, christians aren't bothering me in the least
No, Conservative.

Good to hear.

“May the CEO POWER RULE FOREVER”

Since: Oct 07

Location hidden

#301044 Aug 31, 2014
May God be with you in your time of struggle.Even in Pangea.Your beloved home.
woodtick57 wrote:
<quoted text>perfect description of a cult...
Fed Up Again

Frankfort, KY

#301045 Aug 31, 2014
Caligula wrote:
<quoted text>
Hitler also punished people who refused to salute the flag & nation when told to do so also. Look at the path you follow yet claim to be a God fearing christian American patriot.
Lawrence Britt has examined the fascist regimes of Hitler (Germany), Mussolini (Italy), Franco (Spain), Suharto (Indonesia) and several Latin American regimes. Britt found 14 defining characteristics common to each:
1. Powerful and Continuing Nationalism – Fascist regimes tend to make constant use of patriotic mottos, slogans, symbols, songs, and other paraphernalia. Flags are seen everywhere, as are flag symbols on clothing and in public displays.
2. Disdain for the Recognition of Human Rights – Because of fear of enemies and the need for security, the people in fascist regimes are persuaded that human rights can be ignored in certain cases because of “need.” The people tend to look the other way or even approve of torture, summary executions, assassinations, long incarcerations of prisoners, etc.
3. Identification of Enemies/Scapegoats as a Unifying Cause – The people are rallied into a unifying patriotic frenzy over the need to eliminate a perceived common threat or foe: racial, ethnic or religious minorities; liberals; communists; socialists, terrorists, etc.
4. Supremacy of the Military – Even when there are widespread domestic problems, the military is given a disproportionate amount of government funding, and the domestic agenda is neglected. Soldiers and military service are glamorized.
read the rest here:
http://penigma.blogspot.com/2013/01/when-fasc...
I can copy/paste also.

Yet, I make sense of what I copy/paste. You have no idea what you are attempting to discuss.
Fed Up Again

Frankfort, KY

#301046 Aug 31, 2014
woodtick57 wrote:
<quoted text>you freedom of religion applies to your church and your own life. when you play int eh real world you have to play by real world rules and act like an adult...
I believe the "real world" you are referring to is somewhere in outer space or possibly cyber space.

You can return to your "candy crush" game now. Maybe, if you don't throw a hissy fit, you can win this time. This should make you sit up and high five it down in the dark and dank basement.

Since: Mar 11

Minnesota's North Coast

#301047 Aug 31, 2014
Fed Up Again wrote:
<quoted text>
I believe the "real world" you are referring to is somewhere in outer space or possibly cyber space.
You can return to your "candy crush" game now. Maybe, if you don't throw a hissy fit, you can win this time. This should make you sit up and high five it down in the dark and dank basement.
no, the real world where the law of man rules, not your silly cult rules...

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