The President has failed us

The President has failed us

There are 393413 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.

Brad

Manchester, CT

#33528 Oct 6, 2012
NTRPRNR1 wrote:
<quoted text>INVESTMENT in renewable or no fossil fuel energy is paramount for this country to reduce her reliance on foreign oil. Oil is a finite resource. We've got to keep investing in research for alternative sources where the science shows real promise. The Chinese certainly are moving in that direction. Should we quit and sit on it because it costs money?
Well, the reality is that we are being outcompeted for oil by China and India, and we have to find alternative solutions. Clean coal technology is a valuable investment:
China leading global efforts on clean coal
Source: Nature
18 April 2012
Tianjin, China
Tianjin will be home to China's GreenGen coal gasification plant
http://www.scidev.net/en/climate-change-and-e...
China is come a step closer to capturing and storing its carbon emissions with the launch of the GreenGen coal gasification plant in Tianjin, according to a report in Nature.
..........
China burns up the clean energy race, by Sunserae Smith
Published : Thursday, September 27th, 2012
Region : China, United States
http://www.eco-business.com/blog/china-burns-...
Although China dominates in the race to be the leading global manufacturer of clean renewable energy, they are not necessarily doing the most for the environment. China, consistently pushing the clean energy market towards an economic future, was expected to be a leading developing country in negotiations at Rio+20. As they lap the United States and world economies in this race by training a skilled clean energy workforce and providing steep subsidies, more and more manufacturing companies are heading overseas. The US simply cannot compete. If the US does not demonstrate a greater sense of urgency to contrive alternative clean energy policies coupled with investment initiatives, it will fall further behind economically.
What,you didn't hear?
Oblamer invested plenty of tax payer dollars in renewable energy.
Solyndra
Sun Power
Babcock & Brown
Amonix
Ener1
Evergreen Solar
Spectrum Watt
A123 Systems,just a partial list.
Do you know what they have in common?
All bankrupt.
To the tune of 90 billion.
Can Oblamer pick em or what?
How much more should we allow this buffoon to invest?
Another trillion?
Why not a bazillion?
4 wasted years.
Quirky

Denver, CO

#33529 Oct 6, 2012
Razors Edge wrote:
<quoted text>
YOU WILL BE SOON,HEEHEHEE,POS,NOW U KNOW HOW
OBAMA FELT WHEN ROMNEY RIPPED HIM A NEW ONE
LOLOLOL!!!!
The reason Obama was so wimpy during the debate was that Michele ripped him a new one just before it, for not remembering their anniversary!

Did anyone see that nasty look on Her face??? But then thats the way she always looks. Like an angry Black Woman.

Michelle Obama Dismisses ‘Angry Black Woman’ Image
http://abcnews.go.com/blogs/politics/2012/01/...
UIdiotRacesMAkeW orldPeace

United States

#33530 Oct 6, 2012
NTRPRNR1 wrote:
<quoted text>Actually, it could create a LOT more low wage jobs - cleaning up it's breaks and leaks and environmental damage:
Climate Change and Extreme Weather Weren't the Only Reason to Oppose Keystone XL and Tar Sands Expansion This Summer
Posted: 09/24/201
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/anthony-swift/c...
......Even as the environmental review process for Keystone XL commenced, Canadian regulators found that TransCanada had been operating the Keystone I pipeline without critical safeguards to ensure its emergency shutdown valves had power and rejected the tar sands pipeline company’s formal request ignore the problem. Meanwhile, the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) released a damning report of the tar sands pipeline operator Enbridge and its role in the devastating Michigan Kalamazoo River tar sands spill. On that same week, dozens of communities throughout the United States and Canada demonstrated in solidarity in a series of We are Kalamazoo actions, recognizing that the proliferation of tar sands in North America’s pipelines pose a risk to rivers, aquifers and landowners everywhere. In August, yet another major spill on Enbridge’s Lakehead system in Wisconsin prompted pipeline regulators to initiate a review of the company’s safety practices for the entire system.
Our US put it into developing Weaponary technology instead of developing good things like education and jobs, good technology, rebuilding infrastructure ...
ima

El Paso, TX

#33531 Oct 6, 2012
Ken Yawn wrote:
<quoted text>I would like to agree that the PRESIDENT has failed us BUT we have not had a PRESIDENT since BUSH left office!
Agree!
UIdiotRacesMAkeW orldPeace

United States

#33532 Oct 6, 2012
Brad wrote:
<quoted text>
What,you didn't hear?
Oblamer invested plenty of tax payer dollars in renewable energy.
Solyndra
Sun Power
Babcock & Brown
Amonix
Ener1
Evergreen Solar
Spectrum Watt
A123 Systems,just a partial list.
Do you know what they have in common?
All bankrupt.
To the tune of 90 billion.
Can Oblamer pick em or what?
How much more should we allow this buffoon to invest?
Another trillion?
Why not a bazillion?
4 wasted years.
The Oil cos are obstructionist, and have Shell company in name only as money is used for other purpose , and management is bad/imcompetent /corrupted... Oil Cos buys off Congressmens to tune of 0ver $170,000 .

Since: Nov 08

Location hidden

#33533 Oct 6, 2012
NTRPRNR1 wrote:
<quoted text>Actually, it could create a LOT more low wage jobs - cleaning up it's breaks and leaks and environmental damage:
Climate Change and Extreme Weather Weren't the Only Reason to Oppose Keystone XL and Tar Sands Expansion This Summer
Posted: 09/24/201
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/anthony-swift/c...
......Even as the environmental review process for Keystone XL commenced, Canadian regulators found that TransCanada had been operating the Keystone I pipeline without critical safeguards to ensure its emergency shutdown valves had power and rejected the tar sands pipeline company’s formal request ignore the problem. Meanwhile, the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) released a damning report of the tar sands pipeline operator Enbridge and its role in the devastating Michigan Kalamazoo River tar sands spill. On that same week, dozens of communities throughout the United States and Canada demonstrated in solidarity in a series of We are Kalamazoo actions, recognizing that the proliferation of tar sands in North America’s pipelines pose a risk to rivers, aquifers and landowners everywhere. In August, yet another major spill on Enbridge’s Lakehead system in Wisconsin prompted pipeline regulators to initiate a review of the company’s safety practices for the entire system.
So, how many pipelines are running across this country? Hell, there are a few running right through the same area as the propsed XL pipeline. Why is there so much fear that this particular pipe is going to leak like a land based exxon valdez? The XL has been the most environmentally studied pipeline in the history of pipelines. It is just PURE political posturing for delaying and/or cancelling it. Plain and simple. Is this admin really that much against jobs? Kind of goes along with his other (broken) promises.
Rico da Internet Gangster

Los Angeles, CA

#33534 Oct 6, 2012
Quirky wrote:
<quoted text>
That Gangsa Rapp will do that to you Rico BOY!
Step up "Wangster".

Westside Connection "Gangsta Nation"

Rico dont like Romney

Los Angeles, CA

#33535 Oct 6, 2012
ima wrote:
<quoted text> Agree!
I also agree, Mitt Romney is an idiot.
Rico the Railroader

Los Angeles, CA

#33536 Oct 6, 2012
fishaholic wrote:
<quoted text>
So, how many pipelines are running across this country? Hell, there are a few running right through the same area as the propsed XL pipeline. Why is there so much fear that this particular pipe is going to leak like a land based exxon valdez? The XL has been the most environmentally studied pipeline in the history of pipelines. It is just PURE political posturing for delaying and/or cancelling it. Plain and simple. Is this admin really that much against jobs? Kind of goes along with his other (broken) promises.
The railroads will move the damn oil. G

Since: Nov 08

Location hidden

#33537 Oct 6, 2012
Another reality bitter pill that's hard for him to swallow.
---------
An Ohio man at the market told President Obama that business has been "Terrible since you got here," according to the White House pool report. Via the pool report:

Potus stopped to meet people waiting for him, where he did the requisite hand-shaking, high-fiving and the rare baby-holding before going on to chat with proprietors at Turczyk's Meats and the adjoining Larry Vilstein's, Christopher Bakery and Edward Badbuster & Son. He then asked the proprietor at Rolston Poultry how business was going. "Terrible since you got here," the man said. Pool could not get close enough to the Rolston Poultry man to get his name or political affiliation. Potus didn't appear amused by the sentiment.

http://www.weeklystandard.com/blogs/man-tells...
Rico the Tree Hugger

Los Angeles, CA

#33538 Oct 6, 2012
Brad wrote:
<quoted text>
What,you didn't hear?
Oblamer invested plenty of tax payer dollars in renewable energy.
Solyndra
Sun Power
Babcock & Brown
Amonix
Ener1
Evergreen Solar
Spectrum Watt
A123 Systems,just a partial list.
Do you know what they have in common?
All bankrupt.
To the tune of 90 billion.
Can Oblamer pick em or what?
How much more should we allow this buffoon to invest?
Another trillion?
Why not a bazillion?
4 wasted years.
Who appropriated the funding for those programs? Did you forget that we have a legislative branch that appropriated all that money?

I wonder who controls the House of Representatives right now??? I'll give you a hint... Republicans.
Brad

Manchester, CT

#33539 Oct 6, 2012
Quirky wrote:
<quoted text>
The reason Obama was so wimpy during the debate was that Michele ripped him a new one just before it, for not remembering their anniversary!
Did anyone see that nasty look on Her face??? But then thats the way she always looks. Like an angry Black Woman.
Michelle Obama Dismisses ‘Angry Black Woman’ Image
http://abcnews.go.com/blogs/politics/2012/01/...
You gotta love it.
Moosechelle angry over being considered typical angry black woman.LOL
The high wrist snaps were flying that day.
Ya can't make this chit up.
ICE Raid

Los Angeles, CA

#33540 Oct 6, 2012
fishaholic wrote:
Another reality bitter pill that's hard for him to swallow.
---------
An Ohio man at the market told President Obama that business has been "Terrible since you got here," according to the White House pool report. Via the pool report:
Potus stopped to meet people waiting for him, where he did the requisite hand-shaking, high-fiving and the rare baby-holding before going on to chat with proprietors at Turczyk's Meats and the adjoining Larry Vilstein's, Christopher Bakery and Edward Badbuster & Son. He then asked the proprietor at Rolston Poultry how business was going. "Terrible since you got here," the man said. Pool could not get close enough to the Rolston Poultry man to get his name or political affiliation. Potus didn't appear amused by the sentiment.
http://www.weeklystandard.com/blogs/man-tells...
Ever since ICE did a raid on his poultry shop, he's been unable to recoup the losses.
Rico has Jungle Fever

Los Angeles, CA

#33541 Oct 6, 2012
Brad wrote:
<quoted text>
You gotta love it.
Moosechelle angry over being considered typical angry black woman.LOL
The high wrist snaps were flying that day.
Ya can't make this chit up.
You ever been with a black woman? Mmmmmm.... so good!!
ura hogg

Canyon Country, CA

#33542 Oct 6, 2012
ima wrote:
<quoted text>
Agree!
grunt oink, oink oink, grunt!

“Try Reuters.”

Since: Mar 07

Location hidden

#33543 Oct 6, 2012
fishaholic wrote:
<quoted text>
I agree with the R&D for alternative energies and clean coal technology. What you and your story fail to see the obvious in, is that Solyndra, Ener1, Firstsolar and other BANKRUPT companies were NOT R&D. They were PRODUCTION companies that got DOE loans to obama friendly CEOs and investors. It was fraud and waste, plain and simple. I used to work at Lawrence Livermore National Lab when I lived in Ca and it is places like that that need to be continuously funded. There are countless great things that come out of places like that that private companies take, refine and produce in volume. It's a whole lot better than picking winners and losers based on campaign contributors and other crony capitalism tactics. There are programs at LLNL and other gov't labs that have private businesses form a partnership to do R&D on particular technologies. And, by partnerships, I mean shared costs. The private company puts up some capital and manpower as well as uncle sam. That way, everybody has skin in the game. Remarkable things have come from these partnerships and this is a great way of achieving technological superiority. It is a WHOLE lot better than pouring money into a bankrupt business where the business has nothing to lose.
BTW, what's wrong with reducing our dependency on foreign oil with increasing production IN THIS COUNTRY? We wouldn't have to worry about "China and India outcometing us for oil" if we take advantage of what we have HERE. We don't have to just focus on alternatives as a way to reduce dependency. THAT is what obama doesn't seem to understand.
But, we do have to put the investment into alternatives, because unless you know something different, my understanding is that we only have enough charted oil to supply energy to this country for 300 years, and once it's gone, it's all gone. So, it's precious resource, and we should do everything we can to avoid depleting it. Coal is a different story, and if we can make that clean and environmentally friendly/friendlier, God bless us! Mitt Romney has his own boondoggle with subsidy of an alternative energy company that went bankrupt. Back to Solyndra:

House Republican accidentally tells truth about Solyndra investigation

By David Roberts

http://grist.org/politics/house-republican-ac...

[EXCERPT:]... At this point, everyone knows that there’s not going to be any wrongdoing uncovered. After over a year of investigations, many thousands of pages of documents, testimony from dozens of people, a half-dozen hearing, there’s … nothing. The investigation has long since become about hurting Obama’s election chances and discrediting clean energy. It’s a political disagreement masquerading as a show trial. Anyway, everyone knows this, including the journalists who cover it, but you’re not really supposed to say so out loud. So … oopsie: For all the talk over possible “smoking guns” that might show some wrongdoing on the part of the Obama administration on Solyndra or another Department of Energy loan, one House Republican acknowledged yesterday that multiple GOP probes on the subject are in some ways a play for votes on Election Day.(cont.)

“Extremely me”

Since: Jan 10

Location hidden

#33544 Oct 6, 2012
fishaholic wrote:
<quoted text>
So, how many pipelines are running across this country? Hell, there are a few running right through the same area as the propsed XL pipeline. Why is there so much fear that this particular pipe is going to leak like a land based exxon valdez? The XL has been the most environmentally studied pipeline in the history of pipelines. It is just PURE political posturing for delaying and/or cancelling it. Plain and simple. Is this admin really that much against jobs? Kind of goes along with his other (broken) promises.
You've kind of stumbled into the point even though you seem to have missed it.

Every pipeline you have in operation increases the likelihood of a major spill.

Each pipeline in operation also guarantees a quantifiable level of increased environmental contamination.

No matter how careful you are, oil is dirty and pipes will leak.

The concern over this particular pipeline is the scope (the damn thing is huge) and the potential impact a catastrophic failure would have on sensitive and vital eco-systems.

There is also the issue of eminent domain (just to name one of many) that Mail brought up earlier.

As a conservative, don't you at least pause at the thought of the government throwing people off their own land just so big oil can get even bigger?

There are a lot of legitimate arguments to be made both pro and con over building this pipeline.
Brad

Manchester, CT

#33545 Oct 6, 2012
Rico the Tree Hugger wrote:
<quoted text>
Who appropriated the funding for those programs? Did you forget that we have a legislative branch that appropriated all that money?
I wonder who controls the House of Representatives right now??? I'll give you a hint... Republicans.
This was all stimulus funds,so,at that time the Democrats had a majority in the House,Senate and Executive Branch.

Any other hints?
Lust of the Swine

Los Angeles, CA

#33546 Oct 6, 2012
ura hogg wrote:
<quoted text>
grunt oink, oink oink, grunt!
Watch out, that's her mating call.

sage won

“life under BO”

Since: Sep 12

buena vista

#33547 Oct 6, 2012
My ill informed 23 year old son said he hates Romney because he wants to ban contraception. I believe it was the great Reagan who said" the problem with liberals is they believe so much that just isn't true", fits here perfectly. Of course I straightened him out. But many of our young are ignorant, naive and misinformed. On the plus side, many probably won't even vote.

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