jlscott you probably wish that George W had something to do with the decrease in the numbers, but before he left office unemployment was in double digits around the country.posted @ Thursday, May 16, 2013 - 08:45
use2ba I hope that you do not think that you are someone that believes they are superior over certain groups. No one can be ruled by anyone if they do not wish to be rule. But since you put in those terms, I guess Obama rules over you and the others as well. So much for your elites attitude.posted @ Wednesday, May 15, 2013 - 16:29
farmerga issues about tax laws and high criminal laws are two different things, don't confuse the two in order to prove a point. And how has this become an issue about tyranny. The IRS has not force any of those conservative groups to lose or pay any additional taxes. Show me where it says that.
They inquired about their tax status. I myself do not know what type of questions were asked, maybe some were a little invasive to others, but I do not see where it was illegal. What the IRS should have done would have been to inquried in various groups that claim a certain tax status.
And stop saying that you don't care what groups are targeted. You do care. As long as it is not groups that you support that are targeted, the rest can be be single out every time. You have said that time after time again on your previous post, or have you forgotten.posted @ Wednesday, May 15, 2013 - 14:42
farmerga you need to brush up more on your history then instead of trying to tell people about the Constitution so much.
What group hasn't been targeted by local, state and federal agencies before. Every group at one time or another has been raked over time after time again. It didn't matter what their political beliefs were. What about all the people that "Tail Gunner Joe McCarthy" targeted during the so called "Red Scare". What about Dr. King and the Civil Rights groups? They were targeted. Student protestors during the Vietnam War. And let's not forget about the Patriotic Act.
No one is saying that what the IRS was doing was correct, but this is not the first, nor will it be the last time that it will happen. My only issue is why is it when it happens to liberals, conservatives don't have a problem with it. When it happens to conservatives, it becomes a problem.
simple man this cartoon seems pretty funny to me. The statement you just posted kinda goes alone with what is being stated. You are looking or worried about something that is not there.
You making the statement that democrats will received better treatment over someone who is republican from hospitals or healthcare providers makes no sense at all. You have bought in this concept that Obama is a socialist and that he is turning this country the same way. If that was the case do you really think that you could make a post like they one you did and get away with it?
If the IRS had targeted groups that were liberal base, you and others would have said "its about time". Let it go, you may sleep better at night if you do.
snarkydude please don't get yourself worked up in a lather. In years past there have been many individuals and groups that have been investigated in reference to their tax status. Have some of you forgotten already just two years ago when a few republican Senators and congressmen were asking the IRS as well as the Justice department to investigate certain mega-churches.
Conservative groups have been asking for one investigation after another on every issue since Obama has been president. So I will ask again what's the problem here. If they have not done anything wrong, then they have nothing to worry about now do they?
So please don't bring up the issue of the Constitution when you yourself do not understand the documents true meaning.
teewee what freedoms do the Iraqis have at this time that you speak of?
They still have bombings in the various cities.
The Shities, Sunnis and Kurds are still fighting one and another.
They can not establish a stable government.
They have had questionable elections.
One political group wants to have total rule over other party's and the people, (sounds just like here in the US).
Are you saying that is freedom?
Go trade places with them and let us know how free you will be.
I don't see what the problem is here. The tea party always wanted Obama investigation, I always believe in fair play. You get what you get and you want catch a fit.posted @ Tuesday, May 14, 2013 - 16:19
grove600 can you tell us how Bush could have blame Clinton for anything. There were no wars going on during Clinton's term. Unemployment was not high. There were no companies failing at a high rate during his term. There were no bank failures during Clinton's term. So what would have been Bush's reason for blaming Clinton for his own failures.
Obama never blame Bush as a person, he stated his policies were bad for the country. I never hated Bush as the president, I just did not like his policies. Bush did pawn off his mistakes to Obama. He left the country in ruins and Obama had to clean it up. Yes George W. did stick by his decisions, but they were bad ones. Even you have just admitted to that, but to agree that even his bad mistakes should be overlooked, tells us why this country is in the shape it is in.
use2bafreecountry. You must be hurting bad. Calling people names who see things differently then you do, does not speak very highly of yourself. No one is saying that people have to see eye to eye on issues, but saying that they are a bunch of leeches is a sad case on your mental state.
But if you wish to kiss the ring of the emperor then by all means do so, the rest of us rather stand tall then to bow down.
save our republic you may need someone to save you from yourself. I thought what I stated was simplier enough that even a fifth grader would have understood. I guess I have to bring it down a notch or two for you.
I understand that you and a few others are still upset about the 2012 elections. Republicans lost a lot. Hey it happens. Just as the same as the democrats lost election, so will the republicans. The only difference here are the republicans are losing big gains this time around. Conservatives are even alienating members of their own party like they did to Ron Paul, Christie and others. The ones who are making this noise about Libya are the individuals who are not up for reelection, so we are stuck with them for the next 2-6 years (that includes Reps/Senators). The ones up for election especially in 2014 are keeping quite on the issue.
So if you and others want them to keep beating the drum on this issue, then by all means have at it, but I can tell you one thing the american people are not listening.posted @ Tuesday, May 14, 2013 - 15:21
grove600 as stated to you previously, when George W. was in charged, I and others stated that the reason the US was in a bad situation was because of his bad leadership. You and a few others told us if we didn't like the way things were then we ought to leave the country. Even when things crashed in 2007 all of you were still on his band wagon. If you say that the buck stops at the top, then why didn't Bush say he was responsible. Why even today he is always saying "we made the right decisions". If that is the case how come the wars dragged on, why did the economy crash? You're right the buck stops for certain individuals and the others get a free pass.
us2bafreecountry please get a new catch phrase, that about low information voters is as about tired as you are. Just remember keep posting that. Those same low information voters will be back at the polls again. We will see what other phrases you and others will have when you lose more elections
jebunny it appears that you can not accept that Obama is your president.posted @ Tuesday, May 14, 2013 - 13:02
friendlyfire what does Clinton have to do with this story. Clinton was untrue about an affair. It had nothing to do with national security, nor did it cost any american lives or interest. The republicans were trying to get the Clinton's on the Whitewater incident and came up empty. They then turned to the affairs that Clinton had from the time he was in college, as a governor and then as president. People knew about this. No one cared for it, because it had nothing to do with his handling of the country. The republicans took their best shots and they lost.
You seem to be confuse on the issues here. Where does it say that Obama has lied under oath? Where is the evidence that he has lied or covered up anything? A lie is a lie whether it is under oath or not. If you are saying that the previous presidents that I listed never told a lie because they were not under oath, then you are saying that Obama has never lied.
I would like for you or others that are posting today, to present the true facts that you have done the investigation and not what someone else has done. I would like to see where you went to Libya and got all the intel, spoke to all involved and put together the actual facts.
People let it go, all this is going to do is give you a heart attack or a stroke.posted @ Tuesday, May 14, 2013 - 12:48
odins eye are you really from Middle Earth? Do you really believe what you just posted. It seems like you are the one chasing after the ring.
ghostwriter, if you are saying that there is so much corruption in the Obama administration, then you should have no problem going to a judge and getting a warrant for his arrest.
nancy30683 you made a long list of things that you say is Obama's fault, but you have not provided any proof that Obama ordered anything that you claim. Are you saying that he ordered less security in all embassy's. If that is the case there should be proof of that. Do you have said proof?
You bring up the issue of the IRS, do you have proof that Obama ordered them to target certain groups.
What other eveidence to you have at this current time in reference to Obama, or are you just sprouting out non facts?
As I have said time after time again, people the election is over. Conservative and republican groups can search all the want but will end up with nothing. But will once again get slapped in the face when the mid-term elections come around. The voters are tired of all this and the never ending consuming of hate towards Obama. They will speak again in 2014 as well as in 2016. We will see have your feelings will be after those elections.posted @ Tuesday, May 14, 2013 - 11:37
I hope that some here are not saying that Obama is the only president that has every lied to the american people.
What about Nixon, didn't he say he was not a liar or a crook during Watergate. If that was the case then why did his VP and other staff members went to prison if he did not lie.
What about Reagan, didn't he say that he knew nothing about the Iran-Contra issue. If that was the case then why did top level officials on his staff go to prison. Didn't those arms go to Iraq so they could start a fight with Iran. It seems to me that we were the ones that put Sadaam in power and those same weapons are being used on us today.
What about Bush Sr. didn't he state during the time that Iraq attacked Kuwait that we needed to go there not because Iraq posses WMD, but because they were killing innocence people. Bush even had one of the female members of the royal family to tell the american people that Iraqis were pulling babies out of hospitals. How true was that.
And what about George W. do we really need to go into details and his statement to the american people on Iraq.
No one here is not saying that there were no mistakes made during the Benghazi, but what are each of you searching for.
The election is long over, so Obama is in as president.
Obama is not going to be impeached. So let's move on.
No criminal charges are going to be brought, Obama did not stir the people up who were involved.
Stop reaching for something that is not there.
snarkydude I believe you have it backwards. The republicans were the ones who dismantled all the safeguards that would have protected the average working american in this country. Even here in Georgia it was just reported two weeks ago in the AJC the reason this state was hit the hardest when the housing market crash was because the republicans of this stated dismantle all the safeguards that had been in place for years in the housing industry. Everyone was trying to cash in on the market, but no one thought that it could end all of a sudden and with dire results.
I am glad that you feel proud to continue to support George W. That's good, but it is strange how other republicans and even some members of his cabinet and staff are now saying that they were a number of bad decisions that he made during his term. A former Supreme Court Justice even has stated that they have second thoughts about their vote on his first election. His number two person Cheney has come out and second guess his decisons. It sure does not sound like he has a vote of confidence to me. You are right, some smells you can not wash away and this one will be with us for a long time.
I like your moxie though. Keep believing in what you do. It seems to me that you have convince yourself that if you keep repeating it over and over, than it must be true even if it is not.
snarkydude if you have forgotten, then let me remind you. Under Bush and the republicans they provided the opportunity for companies to go overseas to do business and have tax holiday's. The concept was if we allowed those businesses to go overseas and not have to pay taxes, then they would come back and create jobs in the US. That was the ideal, but not the reality. They did keep the money, but they also took the jobs away from here and gave them to other countries because of cheaper labor. Under Bush's second term the unemployment rate was going up regularly, but the media blitz was on the war in Iraq. When the bottom did fell out unemployment hit double ditgals all over, some as high as twenty percent. Here in Georgia we were even near eleven percent. To drop below eight percent after Obama's first term is a milestone.
You and others can think what you want, but the facts speak for themselves. It's also amazing how most of you don't even want to bring up Bush's name anymore. As if his presidency did not even happen. It did happen and we are living with the results from it at this time.
emperor1972 what has Benghazi have to do with this article. Are you that entrench in that story, that everything else does not exist. This is something on a positive note, but like always you seem to find something negative to post. Are you that unhappy?posted @ Friday, May 10, 2013 - 15:01
It is amazing how some of you hear really believe in what you are posting. No matter how things are changing around. No matter how the numbers are looking. Each of you just have a negative response to it all.
You make the comments that there are still people who are unemployed. There were large numbers of people unemployed under George W. and when the republicans held both Houses.
Even though the numbers show the unemployment rate dropping, the only comment you can make is that it is because some have giving up looking for jobs. I would like to know where are you getting that information from? Do each of you work for the Labor department, or did you personally go out and complied the data. And please don't use that same old tired comment of "I know some people who are in that situation". We all do, but that does not constitute a majority.
Even with large companies making monthly announcements that they will be hiring, each of you seem to become angry. Why is that? Are you saying that you do not want people to be working so that it would make Obama look bad? That's a personal issue, you need to get over that.
People stop being so negative about things. You had the people you want in office and they dropped the ball. Now someone has to clean it up and it appears that they are doing a good job.
mpd0.59 I agree with you. We do need more safeguards to prevent future falls as this one, but the sad thing about it though will be that our elected officials will either put up road blocks to stop the safeguards or dismantle the ones that are in place. Because like always, money talks and every thing else walks.posted @ Friday, May 10, 2013 - 09:40
Are some of you here are making the statement that the incident in Benghazi deserves a more thorough investigation, compared to when others asked about an investigation on the information used to go into Iraq?
I am quite sure there were a number of errors and mistakes made in this incident, but come on now. What are each of you searching for?
You talk about the lives lost in Bengahazi, how many were lost in Iraq?
Why don't any of you want to know about that fiasco?
As I have said over and over again, the election was in 2012. It's done. If you are holding out for impeachment proceedings on the president in reference to this incident, then you are holding out on a false dream.
I do not know how many times I had seen previously comments from some who stated how much of a failure Fannie Mae was. On how they would never make a profit, nor repay any of the money they received from taxpayers.
I know as well as anyone here that the US economy can change at a moments notice, but at least we can say that this may be a positive sign for good things to come.
abbey my plan and what I have been doing for many years is to continue to invest with companies or groups that work to make this country better. I myself don't invest to soley just make money, I want the money I put in to go to help others in their jobs, education, health and other areas that best serve the public. I have no problem if you are others are just in it for yourself, that's fine, but I believe in order for things to get better and to stay on the right path, you have to help everyone. I hope that answers you question, if it does not then that fine as well.posted @ Wednesday, May 8, 2013 - 14:18
It seems that some of you still can not fathom the fact that the economy is making vast improvements. Each of you are still looking for some negative concept to bring in the picture. I am sorry that the republican party could not come to the rescue. They spent most of their time doing things that would prevent any type of recovery from occurring. It seems that some of you have followed siut as well. Sorry though, the rest of us are going to do things that will help this country and not do things that hurt it.posted @ Wednesday, May 8, 2013 - 08:50
And I thought that a few who were posting on this site have made the comment that if Obama was reelected then no one would invest in the US economy. What happen?
Its like Warren Buffet stated people are not going to stop investing. Some do it for the good of the economy and others. And some do it for themselves and greed.
polly1955 can you show us where the ABH or Mr. Thompson has not allowed current or guest commentators to make comments in the paper. What Mr. Thompson is stating is fact, if that person or person misrepresent the facts time after time again, then why should they allow their column to run in the ABH. You yourself just posted calling Mr. Thompson a bigot. What are you basing that assumption upon. Are you saying that because Mr. Thompson disagrees with a person that you agree with then he must be a bigot? Should the ABH block further post that you make due to false information? Come on now, I think that you are a little smarter than that I hope. If you do not like the policies of the ABH, who says that you have to read or post on this site.
use2b, tgb, and swimdawg what does Nixon and Watergate have to do with this incident. Yes four americans were lost on this matter, but what about the thousand of american lives as well as tens of thousand of civilian lives which were lost in Iraq. If you are saying that Obama is lying about the situation and should be held accountable, then you would have to say the same about George W. I am still waiting on the location of WMD to be found. Talk about a whooper. If you are saying that Obama should be tried and put in prison, then George W would be rotting away in prison if we go by any of the standards you guys are setting.
Oh course it seems that you and other conservatives have come up with this theory that Sadaam removed all the weapons to Syria for safekeeping. And now Syria is using them against their own people. If any of you truly believe that I got some swamp land in South Georgia that I can sale to you real cheap.
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