• comment on a post Obama press conference thread over 4 years ago

     

    I've been watching CNN's John King. He's been making a huge deal out of the fact that BP stopped pumping the so-called mud through the pipe at about midnight last night and didn't tell anyone. I must say I agree with him that it is a big deal. To make matters worse, a high-ranking BP official was on Wolf Blitzer two hours earlier when he was asked about such rumors. He went on record to say that he was unaware of it. He honestly thought we were all stupid enough to believe it I guess. The rumor was later confirmed by BP to be true. Meanwhile, you have Obama trying to assure the public, and getting considerable criticism from both political parties, and some of it deserved. However, Obama is paralyzed as long as BP is lying and or withholding important information from the government and the public.  But, on CNN, all John King and the other so-called journalists can do is fan the "Obama isn't doing enough" flames. Why not ask Anderson Cooper to get out of the oil-soaked marshes and ask all of the experts about what the government can do about BP when it is clearly interfering with the government's ability to assure the public? By the way, maybe somebody can tell me. What CAN the government do about BP lying to them?

    I've been watching CNN's John King. He's been making a huge deal out of the fact that BP stopped pumping the so-called mud through the pipe at about midnight last night and didn't tell anyone. I must say I agree with him that it is a big deal. To make matters worse, a high-ranking BP official was on Wolf Blitzer two hours earlier when he was asked about such rumors. He went on record to say that he was unaware of it. He honestly thought we were all stupid enough to believe it I guess. The rumor was later confirmed by BP to be true.

     

    Meanwhile, you have Obama trying to assure the public, and getting considerable criticism from both political parties, and some of it deserved. However, Obama is paralyzed as long as BP is lying and or withholding important information from the government and the public. 

     

    But, on CNN, all John King and the other so-called journalists can do is fan the "Obama isn't doing enough" flames. Why not ask Anderson Cooper to get out of the oil-soaked marshes and ask all of the experts about what the government can do about BP when it is clearly interfering with the government's ability to assure the public? By the way, maybe somebody can tell me. What CAN the government do about BP lying to them?

     

  • comment on a post I Give Up over 4 years ago

    President Obama should drop any notion of a spending freeze. This is NOT the time with 10% unemployment to cut back on spending. I read a conservative estimate that 700,000 jobs would be lost as a result of such a freeze.

  • on a comment on A Wasted Presidency over 4 years ago

    First, what's wrong with being respectful? You seem to defend Obama, yet you haven't learned at least one lesson from the man you admire. If anything, Obama has been nothing but respectful.

    Second, the Nobel Peace Prize was given for his potential and not for anything he's actually done. I believe there is enough debate either way regarding whether or not President Obama has in fact diverted any kind of financial crisis.

    As far as I'm concerned, there are too many "damn nearly passed" reform issues with Obama for my comfort level. President Obama spent a year discovering he couldn't possibly fulfill his huge list of campaign promises. You see, I still do believe he actually intended to come through for us.

  • comment on a post Maureen Dowd: "You lie, boy!" over 4 years ago

    It's painfully obvious that race has much to do with the anti-Obama sentiment. During the infamous Obama school speech controversy, some woman was asked about her beliefs on the speech. She was mostly concerned that Obama's picture would be plastered all over the school. What's that about? I seem to recall, most schools might have at least one of the current President's portraits hanging up, like in the principal's office.

    When was the last time a sitting President was heckled by a Congressman in such a disrespectful way? In my lifetime, I don't recall ever witnessing such a moment as when Wilson heckled Obama during a joint session. Could it have had something to do with race? I do recall that, during one of Bush's speeches, a "civilian" in the nosebleed seats was arrested for wearing the wrong kind of t-shirt!

    I'm also convinced that the Teabagger movement is almost entirely about race. They claim to be ever so concerned about the government and Obama screwing up everything. I just read that the Census Bureau recently closed the book on the George W. Bush legacy and declared it a total and complete financial disaster for Americans. Where were these holier-than-thou teabaggers when Bush was overseeing the worst financial rape in this country's history? They were couch potatoes because Bush was one of them.

  • comment on a post Progressive Disappointment Sets In over 4 years ago

    On a scale of 1 to 10, I give Obama an 8. Some might say that's damn good, and I normally would agree, except, I wish Obama would start being a little less bipartisan. He has done more than Bush ever did to reach out to the other side, and as the diarist wrote, they hate him even more for it. I was pleased when I heard him say in his speech that he would start calling people out for their lies and misinformation.....I hope so.

  • on a comment on Why the Prop 8 Protests Matter over 5 years ago

    The Supreme Court is there to prevent the 52% from taking rights away from a minority group. I'm sure if the voters were allowed to make the decision, it would be illegal again for blacks and white to marry, or for blacks to marry at all. Sometimes, the minority must be protected from the majority.

  • on a comment on Keith Olbermann on Prop 8. over 5 years ago

    EXACTLY!

  • In the case of Yes on Prop 8, the leaders in the Mormon church decided to pump millions of dollars into an effort to influence a political initiative.  That is illegal since they are a tax exempt organization.

  • Not only does the problem lie with churches and religion, but it also has to do with the government not cracking down on churches and religions when they do things to influence political initiatives. Pouring over 70 million dollars into Yes on Prop 8 should result in the Mormon church losing it's tax exempt status.

  • comment on a post Prop 8 Protests,Rallies and Meetings. UNITE! over 5 years ago

    The Mormon church should lose it's tax exempt status as a result of pouring over 70 million dollars into a political issue. At the very least, the government should tax the 70 mil. If we really want to hit them where it will do the most good, Americans should be pressing the government to remove the exemption. That goes for any religion that tries to influence a political issue. It makes me sick to think of the huge numbers of people the Mormons could have fed or clothed, or helped with high heating oil costs this next winter. Instead, they chose to fund a political measure to strip people of rights.

  • on a comment on Prop 4 losing, Prop 8 winning over 5 years ago

    It simply amazes me that blacks would overwhelmingly support a state writing discrimination into it's constitution. It defies all logic.

  • comment on a post Prop 4 losing, Prop 8 winning over 5 years ago

    The Mormon church deserved any "bashing" they got during Prop 8.Same-sex marriage bans may be their current priority, but what's next? They have a long laundry list of other "views" they'd like impose on non-Mormons. This is not the end.

  • Does anyone have any idea why John McCain always, has either Cindy McCain or Sara Palin up on the stage when he's at one of his rallies? What's the deal? I've noticed over the past couple of months that, in every photo I've seen of John McCain at a rally, either Cindy McCain, Sara Palin, or one of his daughters is in the shot. It's kinda creepy. The same sorta thing goes for Sara Palin.

  • And, when I said the crowd would have killed him, I meant the questioner, not McCain. Just wanted to be clear.
  • My friend, you are way off base. Obama was able to give this tax-evading, lying, social security-hating fraud, aka Joe the Plumber, an honest, thoughtful answer. If the tables had been turned, and McCain were the one asked a "serious" question, the crowd would have probably killed him.

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