“Maybe the Republicans' desperate attempt to find a fatal flaw, starting during the Presidential debates. This has the earmarks of a political smear with little substance. If there was proof, it would have been leaked to one of the right-wing noise machines by now. Proof of what, I do not know. Proof that we have a lot of problems with our meddling in the Middle East over oil interests. Nothing new, and not the last of people dying for this cause.”
andrewboston on May 19, 2013 at 11:16:46
“Yeah just like the Lowinski hearings were an oh so noble search for the truth--not just another effort to block government.”
itcounts on May 19, 2013 at 10:44:09
“16 hearings and we knew the truth most of the truth after the first hearing.
The consulate that really was not a consulate;
"would never have received the level of protection to repel an attack of this size and scope"
Now we know that the man in charge had refused more security for this consulate, twice.
He is now dead and as sad as that is, nothing will keep folks from dying in third world country's while serving pour country.
It has happened under every president and it will continue to happen unless we bring everyone home.
There were thirteen attacks killing 70 some people during the Bush '41 admin. Not a single hearing?
The other fact we learned is, we need to bring the levels of spending back up and stop hiring third world rent a cops to protect our people in dangerous places.”
Tim Welsh on May 19, 2013 at 10:31:51
“HaHa HaHa!!! LOL!! LOL!! You number one funny man!!!”
“Whether by repeal or if the system implodes, it all boils down to money. It's either we can afford it or we can't. If we can cover more people for less money or not. Time will tell.”
Bayard Waterbury on May 17, 2013 at 11:29:08
“You are right, except that we already know that there are far more effect programs in a lot of other countries, in Canada, Britain, France, all of Scandinavia, and even, for God's sake, in Cuba. The ACA is a huge, complex, and massively ineffective morass of giveaways to Big Healthcare, written and engineered by their lobbyists. It stands as an ugly monument to the power of that business sector.”
sir3on on May 17, 2013 at 11:15:34
“Jwl, Time has already told that Obamacare is running up medical insurance costs dramatically. But the worst is still to come because the law was craftily constructed so as to delay some of its worst effects. And already the extra costs are holding down job creation. It is no accident that Obama has put more people on food stamps than ever before.”
“Pathetic. Let's take focus off current administration inappropriate behavior by deferring to previous administration questionable behavior. That's sound logic. The issue isn't so much who did what when as opposed to who is doing what now. Bad government is bad government, whether democrat or republican. Can you fathom that? Seek the truth and set aside party ideology. Rogue government is dangerous to us all.”
studioh! on May 17, 2013 at 11:22:36
“you turned that other cheek nicely.”
FreedomFreedomFreedom on May 17, 2013 at 11:13:11
“No one is taking the focus off of the current administration or making excuses. But the CONS want everyone in the WORLD to pretend that Bush never existed or everything he did was perfectly legal. CONS are unable to admit when their party does something illegal yet they are the first in line to suggest impeaching a Democratically elected President because they don't agree with his policies. It's the hypocrisy of the GOP, trying to pretend that their party is above this type of behavior, that forces people to revisit the VERY NEAR PAST. We aren't talking about last century, this is from the past 10 years or less. Just referring to the EXACT SAME behavior as "questionable behavior" supports the hypocrite label.”
“The president's obvious anger on this point in his statement yesterday was completely appropriate.
It always seems appropriate. I'm angry over IRS targeting selective groups. And I'm angry I can't get past this Benghazi thing. I'm perturbed I didn't know anything about Fast & Furious until the story broke. I can't believe AP phone records were being scrutinized by this government. It steams me the CBO & GAO have revised their numbers regarding the new health care..., and those insurance companies stating individual premiums will rise 400% is plain preposterous! And who else knew I just had to cut social security benefits to seniors and utilize the chained CPI?
This evolving thing sure is a rough patch. One thing I have learned as President. It's a short step from the White House to the Outhouse.”
“In an environment where women are treated like cattle, this is a foregone conclusion and no surprise. So why even write about it? Next thing you'll read is women aren't allowed to vote or drive in some Islamic countries. What a revelation!”
“Maddow, before retiring at home in the evening, should check her phones now this has been published. Especially if she has any confidential sources. Big brother is watching you Rachel. And this isn't any longer a conspiracy theory, paranoia, or George Orwell portent.”
“Richard Nixon, "Let me be perfectly clear!" Now the President...
I did not know about the IRS targeting anybody. I did not not know about my people rummaging through AP phone lists. I didn't know about our government providing guns to Mexican drug cartels in Fast & Furious. I didn't have a clue what happened in Benghazi..., and months later still don't know. You mean Gitmo is still open? What in taration is going on here?"
“Stay on point. The mother in Russia is indicative of the problem, not the solution. Her ranting and raving is clearly a demonstration of ignorance on her part. The uncle called it right. He said the two bombers, his relatives, were "losers". He was quite accurate. And you don't have to be naive to discern reality. By the way, naive is the correct spelling, not nieve. Try to keep focused.”
“Obama Wants A Gitmo Do-Over, But Is It Going Anywhere?
If the past is any indication of the future, it'll go just as far and just as fast as his efforts on gun control. Maybe he needs chains on those snow tires..., get a little more traction on that slippery slope he keeps talking about.”
“If you have not been sick lately, you may not be aware that Obamacare (The Affordable Care Act) is actually already being implemented, and the implementation is going fairly smoothly.
Senator Jeanne Shaheen, Democrat of New Hampshire said, “We are hearing from a lot of small businesses in New Hampshire that do not know how to comply with the law.”
Senator Tom Harkin, Democrat of Iowa and chairman of the appropriations subcommittee on health care, said he was extremely upset with Mr. Obama’s decision to take money from public health prevention programs and use it to publicize the new law.
Senator Benjamin L. Cardin, Democrat of Maryland, said he told White House officials on Thursday that he was concerned about big rate increases being sought by the largest health insurer in his state. The company, CareFirst BlueCross BlueShield, has sought increases averaging 25 percent for individual insurance policies that will be sold in the state insurance exchange, and it is seeking increases of about 15 percent for small businesses.
“Slavery, bondage, servitude refer to involuntary subjection to another or others. Slavery emphasizes the idea of complete ownership and control by a master: to be sold into slavery. Bondage indicates a state of subjugation or captivity often involving burdensome and degrading labor: in bondage to a cruel master. Servitude is compulsory service, often such as is required by a legal penalty: penal servitude. 4. moil, labor.
"A headline that really struck me on the day of the tragedy in Bangladesh was 'Living on 38 euros a month'. That is what the people who died were being paid. This is called slave labour," the pope was quoted as saying at a private mass. "Not paying fairly, not giving a job because you are only looking at balance sheets, only looking at how to make a profit. That goes against God!" he was quoted as saying.
Doesn't really seem to fit the definition. Not giving a job, paying fairly, looking at balance sheets and profit, on its face, doesn't necessarily constitute slave labor so this is just another opinion absent context based on definition.”
undrgrndgirl on May 1, 2013 at 13:38:12
“pehaps not slavery in it's most literal definition...but certainly a form of slavery in that the person has little control to change his/her circumstances...most of us on the planet are wage slaves, even in the united states.”
“Maybe or perhaps based on her television appearances, her ranting about why her son was unjustly killed by those bad police officers for no reason, never once assigning her maladjusted offspring any blame or reponsibility for their actions in the bombing or carnage, the death they caused, the horrific injuries to so many people, not a mention of apology or sorrow expressed on her behalf for the victims aside from only apparent outrage pertaining to her two malfunctioning children. You know, just speculating based on her own actions and statements in the media. Is that clarification enough for you?”
Lanikai on May 1, 2013 at 13:47:28
“More than enough. Arrest the mother in Russia, the wife in Boston, the father in Russia. the uncle, the auntie in Canada. And everyone else related to this group of terrorist. QUIT BEING NIEVE AMERICANS.”
“Make sure they get read their Miranda Rights right away so they can claim their right to remain silent also. Don't need any unnecessary information that might prove helpful in figuring this whole thing out. I know..., I know. This was after the fact. Just a little symbolic satire. Right, Eric?”
“"Raise your hand if you would quit if the paper was bought by the Koch brothers." About half the staff raised their hands.
Big whoop. Anybody can raise a hand as a symbolic gesture. Wait and see who actually walks when the day comes. Job market is tight. People have families, bills, and homes to think about. There are no guarantees in life. If you walk, make sure you have some place to walk to. Otherwise, instead of walking, you just might be swimming.”
“But I think all of us should reflect on why exactly are we doing this? Why are we doing this?"
They wrote a song about this......
Why does the sun go on shining? Why does the sea rush to shore? Why do the birds go on singing? Why do the stars glow above? Why does my heart go on beating? Why do these eyes of mine cry? So many questions. So few answers.”
PopeyeDoyle on Apr 30, 2013 at 21:07:31
“Are you trying to be Peter Noone of Herman's Hermits or Skeeter Davis ?”
BurrRobson on Apr 30, 2013 at 21:00:11
“Gee, and here I thought the song was about heartbreak.”
“When you're trying to make a political point about hunger, deprivation, sequestration effect, malnourishment, deficient delivery of food resources, try to use a thin, frail, emaciated, skinny example. Not someone who looks like they haven't missed a meal in ages.”
crezyoz on Apr 30, 2013 at 02:52:21
“Every single headline on this website is purely for political purposes.”
“And all children deserve to be allowed and encouraged to dream by the adults around them in their homes, schools, and communities.
Maybe, in some schools, dreams are a transforming nightmare...
Suspension rates mirror the incarceration rate in the United States. A 2011 study found that a student who was suspended or expelled became three times as likely to have contact with the juvenile justice system the next school year.
“Unfortunately since it's basically become illegal for school officials to discipline children for acting out, the schools have no choice but to suspend or to expel in those cases where suspension is not a sufficient wake-up call for a parent to intervene.”
“I bet you put quite a bit of thought into your response. You must be one of those intellectuals with one word rebuke, you know..., like "liar", "bigot", "racist".
What was the lie? A BI-PARTISON Commission (that means both democrats and republicans) dreamed it up and the President approved it. It doesn't matter why he did what he did. Personally, I could care less. But the fact remains that when you criticize and blame others for something you had a hand in bringing about, it only involves one word and that's "hypocrite". Do one thing and say another.”