The President has failed us

The President has failed us

There are 387821 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.

Ralff

“United We Stand”

Since: Dec 11

Divided We Fall

#69481 Dec 7, 2012
George Zimmerman sues NBC over Trayvon Martin reports

Lawyers for George Zimmerman filed suit today against NBC Universal Media over a well-publicized editing error that portrayed their client in racist terms in his pursuit of Trayvon Martin on a drizzly evening in February.

“NBC saw the death of Trayvon Martin not as a tragedy but as an opportunity to increase ratings, and so to set about the myth that George Zimmerman was a racist and predatory villain,” states the civil complaint in its opening salvo against NBC.

(Also at The Washington Post: Can Zimmerman prevail against NBC?)

NBC’s editing of the 911 audiotape in the Martin case became a public fixation after the media-monitoring Web site NewsBusters.org noted editing oddities on a “Today” show broadcast March 27. Here’s how NBC News portrayed the audiotape:


Zimmerman: This guy looks like he’s up to no good. He looks black.

The full tape went like this:


Zimmerman: This guy looks like he’s up to no good. Or he’s on drugs or something. It’s raining and he’s just walking around, looking about.
Dispatcher: OK, and this guy — is he black, white or Hispanic?
Zimmerman: He looks black.

Zimmerman thus didn’t volunteer a racial profile of Martin; he was asked to provide it, a point that the lawsuit makes in colorful fashion:“NBC created this false and defamatory misimpression using the oldest form of yellow journalism: manipulating Zimmerman’s own words, splicing together disparate parts of the recording to create illusions of statements that Zimmerman never actually made.”
more media slander at ...
http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/erik-wemp...

Since: Feb 12

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#69482 Dec 7, 2012
Republican Honey wrote:
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As I said, I feel the same way about the Democrats and Obama! You obviously cannot see the entire picture as in your eyes, Obama can do no wrong!
Wrong, again.

I never said "Obama could do no wrong". I said that Republicans in their arrogance have put all of their energies and focus on destroying the president of this country, above what they should have been doing which is working with him to achieve some sort of stability for all Americans.

Since: Nov 12

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#69483 Dec 7, 2012
The Notorious Rico wrote:
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Yes, she must have a wooden leg and men avoid her like the plague so the internet is the only place she can "get attention".
Have you ever met me Rico????? Don't think so!!! Know me????? Don't think so!!!!

Do I want or need your or Rose's attention????? Don't think so!!!!

Please explain why you are on the internet Rico spewing your nasty crap??????

Ralff

“United We Stand”

Since: Dec 11

Divided We Fall

#69484 Dec 7, 2012
X -Man- wrote:
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No..I really don't. You "defended" a friend's post with twists and manipulaiton. In defending her post you defended the sentiment it expressed therefore the issue is still being debated. Now you want to claim that I'm "running it into the ground" because you have no real argument to defend your position?
I'm afraid you may have gotten the impression that you can order others around. This is in error on your part. I'll "move on" when I decide to, not at your command. ;)
You can smile now, jack is here to cover your bottom ;)

Since: Feb 12

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#69485 Dec 7, 2012
Republican Honey wrote:
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Pffftt!!!!!
LOL

I think Cricket would call this, "Tap dancing"??

Nothing to say? Good, it's a nice change.

Since: Nov 12

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#69486 Dec 7, 2012
whatthehey wrote:
<quoted text>Yeah, OMG...! Hey Rico.... I am the one retired and never been lazy a day in my life. Not too old either, not even old enough to draw SS yet! Never had a flu shot in my life either, but thanks for the info! Walmart do not need to work, as I am retired with 32 yrs. from a fortune 5oo company! Thanks there to, for that bit of info!
Rico you have been most helpful to the WRONG person. You see I never voted for the man who gives out the freebies OR wants to GIVE to the lazy. That be you silly! You still super. at the yard?
Don't you just love how they THINK they really know us????? They are so far off it is ridiculous!

Ralff

“United We Stand”

Since: Dec 11

Divided We Fall

#69487 Dec 7, 2012
NTRPRNR1 wrote:
<quoted text>You're ranting. Regardless of which name you post under, you rant, and to the eye of any casual observer, you're hysterical. Hysteria never did much when it requires cool heads to deal with hot issues.
We're still standing. We have a long way to go to recover our economy, but it really wasn't Obama who put us on the scrap heap, and deep down inside and in the back of your stewing brain, you already know this. The Republicans didn't offer a viable solution or even make much of an effort to show an all inclusive formula. That was on them. Did they learn a lesson? Doesn't look that way right now. We'll see. But, if they let us go over the fiscal cliff in favor of protecting the wealthiest against tax increases, you can bet they'll pay more down the road. The wealthy may have started class warfare, but I assure you, they will lose this battle as long as every American who is eligible has a vote that counts.
Again, George Bush boasted about the fact that he had put more Americans onto the roles of home ownership than any previous president. His policies were largely responsible for the bad loans made to unqualified buyers in conjunction with the greed of realtors, bankers and Wall Street. Easy credit made it easy for Americans to overspend. I wasn't part of that program, and I don't suffer from it today. That's just one reason I support recycling what we already have in America rather than scrapping it. We're far too wasteful with our "stuff". Of course, the crap that's made in China is designed to break and be unfixable and end up on a junk heap somewhere. But, scientists tell us that if the boats stopped coming, we'd still have enough "stuff" in America to last us for fifty years.
Where we disagree is in how we should approach reducing the deficit. You're inclined to stopping social welfare that makes life livable. I'm inclined to go after corporate subsidies and tax credit for rich folks. Now, if you don't think we have a real problem with opportunity in America, you only have to look at the ratios of CEO pay vs. worker pay in the U.S. and compare it with other first world nations:
USA 475/1
Japan 11/1
Germany 12/1
France 15/1
Italy 20/1
Canada 20/1
South Africa 21/1
Britain 22/1
Mexico 47/1
Venezuela 50/1
"Again, George Bush"
"racist!"
"right-wing extremist"

Yada, yada, yada.

Ho hum....

Since: Jun 10

Martinez, CA

#69488 Dec 7, 2012
The partaker wrote:
<quoted text>It was posted by a poster named militia on a now deleted thread. I will leave you alone because I guess i crossed boundaries judging by your response. SORRY.
Well that doesn't surprise me about Militia.

But you must understand how I would be a bit suspicious. I know you've been very supportive and friendly to me recently, but there was also a time when we were at odds with one another.

It's just as easy to send me a message. I hardly think it could be so important that my Facebook name is necessary.

Since: Feb 12

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#69489 Dec 7, 2012
Republican Honey wrote:
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Shut up!!!!! You are starting to sound just like Rose!!!!
Shut up?

LOL

Now I'm not sure who or what gave you the idea that you have the power to silence anyone anywhere at anytime but I am here to assure you that you don't.

As for "sounding like Rose"? Well, I take that as a compliment.

Too you, Rose may be many things but I can at least say this about her.

I have never seen her wish misforune for this Country's President and citizens, nor defend someone who did.

;)

Since: Jun 10

Martinez, CA

#69490 Dec 7, 2012
Republican Honey wrote:
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Oh, and you NEVER respond to a post not directed to you! LMAO!!!
Oh, but I NEVER said that and your comment is as predictable as ever.

I seldom reply to posts that are not directed to me and that are of a more personal nature, but I do and have responded to some. I don't reply to nearly as many as YOU and others do, however. When I see hypocrisy and inferences about me and my friends, I will comment if I so chose.

You do it to instigate trouble when the post isn't even remotely involving you. I'm sure you won't be able to discern the difference here. It's subtle, unlike you.

Ralff

“United We Stand”

Since: Dec 11

Divided We Fall

#69491 Dec 7, 2012
Republican Honey wrote:
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Don't you just love how they THINK they really know us????? They are so far off it is ridiculous!
They know that and that;s why they make the widazz claims about us. They know that when people see the real us and see the real them they are going to be stiding with us.

The Notorious Rico

“Conservatism is a Disease.”

Since: Nov 11

Lake Los Angeles, CA

#69492 Dec 7, 2012
The partaker wrote:
<quoted text>how dare you sir!
BURP

Since: Nov 12

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#69493 Dec 7, 2012
The Notorious Rico wrote:
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Retired is code for "mooching off the government"...... a 47%er!!
LOL!!!!
retired- adjective

withdrawn from one's position or occupation : having concluded one's working or professional career

http://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/ret...

Not "mooching" at all. Drawing what I and my employer placed in my retirement account for 37 years.

Do you not plan to retire at any point Rico?????? When you do, will you be a "moocher"???? Are the dems on this thread who are retired "moochers"????

The Notorious Rico

“Conservatism is a Disease.”

Since: Nov 11

Lake Los Angeles, CA

#69495 Dec 7, 2012
JackMcIntosh wrote:
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I just checked the article out to see what you guys were talking about and ralff has the spin in overdrive on this one.
First of all, the article never mentioned minorities. Ralff added that part himself and tried to connect "rejection of gays" to minority populations for no good reason other than his own prejudice.
Second, the headline itself is misleading because the survey wasn't about crimes against gays, but crime in general and the threat any traveler would face, not just gays.
Third, Michigan is not known as a gay friendly state. The anti-gay bias that has been generated by conservative politicians and their backers throughout the state is well known and most of the individuals responsible for that are white, conservative Christians.
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So, why does Detroit have a bad rap when it comes to gays?
Garcia points to Michigan’s state legislature and governor who, he says,“have created an anti-gay environment across the entire state.”
“It is still legal to fire people in Michigan for being gay, we can not marry, can not adopt, and the governor signed away domestic partner benefits for LGBT public employees,” Garcia said.“Conservatives in Lansing have placed Michigan at a huge economic disadvantage as we continue to lose top LGBT talent to our neighbors by creating a hostile environment state-wide for LGBT people and they must be held accountable for it.”
http://detroit.cbslocal.com/2012/12/05/survey...
Long story short...ralff's a schmuck.
Exactly... Ralff was full of shit and was called out on it!!!

hhhhhhhhaaahahahahaaa!!!

“Try Reuters.”

Since: Mar 07

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#69496 Dec 7, 2012
Ralff wrote:
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"Again, George Bush"
"racist!"
"right-wing extremist"
Yada, yada, yada.
Ho hum....
No rebuttal? LMAO at your ignorant arse.

The Notorious Rico

“Conservatism is a Disease.”

Since: Nov 11

Lake Los Angeles, CA

#69497 Dec 7, 2012
Ralff wrote:
73% of New Jobs Created in Last 5 Months Are in Government
http://cnsnews.com/news/article/73-new-jobs-c...
It's great to know that under Obama, the economy is getting better. Under Romney or a Republican, the economy would have went bust.

Since: Feb 12

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#69498 Dec 7, 2012
Republican Honey wrote:
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You are the biggest brat on Topix!!! Heard you actually received that award!
That depends on who you ask. My bet is you're up for the honor and a favorite. ;)
UidiotRaceMAKEWO RLDPEACE

United States

#69499 Dec 7, 2012
[Dr. Steve R. Pieczenik served as the Deputy Assistant Secretary of State under three different administrations, Nixon, Ford and Carter, while also working under Reagan and Bush senior, and still works as a consultant for the Department of Defense]
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[Dick Cheney, Paul Wolfowitz, Stephen Hadley, Elliott Abrams, and Condoleezza Rice] ran the attacks [9/11].

It was called a stand down, a false flag operation in order to mobilize the American public under false pretenses... it was told to me by the general on the staff of Wolfowitz.

I taught stand down and false flag operations at the national war college, I’ve taught it with all my operatives so I knew exactly what was done to the American public.

Since: Feb 12

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#69500 Dec 7, 2012
Ralff wrote:
Ralff wrote:
Check this out. A city over-flowing with minorities yet the rejection of gays is the strongest there;
Survey: Detroit Most Dangerous U.S. City For Gays
http://detroit.cbslocal.com/2012/12/05/survey ...
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Read my post again. Nothing you replied with applies to it. I didn't write it, it's not "my article" and I nor the article never said Detroit minorities hate gays.
Quit trying to male people your straw man and try dealing with reality for a change freco.
LOL

Then what was it you were trying to convey by posting this article Ralff?
UidiotRaceMAKEWO RLDPEACE

United States

#69501 Dec 7, 2012
Wake up time OBAMA = BUSHjr , Following most previous adminstration agendas

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