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You Won't Believe The Weird Sea Creature Mark Quartiano Caught Off Miami Beach

You Won't Believe The Weird Sea Creature Mark Quartiano Caught Off Miami Beach

Commented Nov 26, 2013 at 12:35:14 in Miami

“Nice to see they released the creature in to the sea. Kudos to them for doing that!”
Time Magazine Cover: Obamacare Is 'Broken Promise'  (PHOTO)

Time Magazine Cover: Obamacare Is 'Broken Promise' (PHOTO)

Commented Nov 22, 2013 at 17:27:18 in Media

“Obamacare is falling apart even before its get started. Americans don't support it, and it was passed under false pretenses which will forever go down as The Big Lie. That alone is reason for repal. But when confronted by this reality, instead of admitting it, you change the subject or distort the issue, like a petulant child. Blame the Heritage Foundation? That's laughable! And contrary to your false assertion, the Republicans have in fact proposed a better approach. See HR 3121 which had 100 legislative sponsors.

Conservatives want liberal policies to fail because they are bad for the country, don't solve the problems, and are turning our country into a debt ridden welfare state which is robbing from future generations. If the President's policies were good for the country, Conservatives would support them. But Obamcare has flunked the test and America knows that now. And, for you to argue that Conservative opposition this bad idea somehow caused its failure is like a student who has failed an exam blaming the professor and accusing the professor of wanting him to fail the exam. Its a bogus argument which distorts the real issue.”
Time Magazine Cover: Obamacare Is 'Broken Promise'  (PHOTO)

Time Magazine Cover: Obamacare Is 'Broken Promise' (PHOTO)

Commented Nov 21, 2013 at 14:46:10 in Media

“First, there is no love lost by either side for the other. But, Conservatives do not hope that President Obama fails; they do hope that his policies, like Obamacare, fail, because they are bad for America. Look what his trainwreck is doing to millions of Americans who were lied to about being able to keep their plans, doctors, and that premiums would go down $2500 per plan. That is legislation that deserves to fail. That's like a student who flunks a test accusing his professor of wanting him to fail. Ridiculous. Second, it is not speculation. Americans no longer support him, or believe in his leadership or health care policy. That has been confirmed by his disapproval ratings and polls which confirm the unpopularity of Obamacare and distrust of him---that has changed the playing field. Third, it IS a takeover of the medical system, because the federal government through its 2300 page bill and the 27,000 pages of regulations that were written afterwards, control everything-- including the policy coverage and terms that must be offered to and purchased by consumers, insurer profit, and doctor and hospital reimbursements. They control it all. In essence, the government is the all powerful master and the insurance company is merely the means by which the master imposes its power. The fact that insurance companies are prvate entities is irrelevant to the point. Those of us who don't drink the leftist Kool Aid see right through this legislation and your bogus arguments. Peace, brother.”

anon004 on Nov 21, 2013 at 17:48:17

“So, the Republicans and the Heritage Foundation are drinking leftist Kool-Aid? They were the ones who came up with this idea in the first place. Single payer would have worked a lot better, but they had to block it and came up with this plan as an alternative. If conservatives don't' like it, they have only themselves to blame.

Oh, and conservatives do hope Obama fails. Mitch McConnell admitted it publicly. Their only goal in 2009 was to make Obama a one-term president. They didn't give a damn what happened to the country. The shutdown and the debt ceiling threat was another example. There was one Republican who even admitted they had no idea what they wanted from the shutdown, but they had to "get something." The Republicans have spent so many decades declaring government to be the problem, they have no idea how to govern and think blowing everything up is responsible governance. And if Obama's polices do fail. do the Republicans have anything to replace them with? Nope, not a damn thing.”
Time Magazine Cover: Obamacare Is 'Broken Promise'  (PHOTO)

Time Magazine Cover: Obamacare Is 'Broken Promise' (PHOTO)

Commented Nov 21, 2013 at 13:41:50 in Media

“Good question. The answer is that things are A LOT different now. If the Presential election were held today, the outcome would most certainly be affected by the the "roll out" trainwreck. The American public views this President much differently now that the ACA has actually been been unleashed on them. They no longer trust him. They no longer view him with favorability. They no longer support the federal takeover of the medical system.”

anon004 on Nov 21, 2013 at 13:57:00

“Only in your own mind. Face it, you cons have always wanted Obama to fail, and not you're grasping at any straw that offers you hope that he will, including "if the election were held today" speculation, which is total b.s. Oh, and there is no federal takeover of the medical system, seeing as how we still have private insurers. Spare me your "socialist" bogeymen.”
Time Magazine Cover: Obamacare Is 'Broken Promise'  (PHOTO)

Time Magazine Cover: Obamacare Is 'Broken Promise' (PHOTO)

Commented Nov 21, 2013 at 12:49:25 in Media

“Now that the American people understand the reality of Obamacare, and how it adversely affects them, the Democrats will get exactly what they deserve in November, 2014. By then another 50 to 100 million Americans (in the group market) will learn that the Big Lie applies to them as well and they will not be able to keep their current plans, or their doctor, or their hospital. And that their premium and deductible costs will increase significantly. That they will have to pay for coverage items that they don't need. That they will have to deal with Leftist Navigators, unworkable websites, and clueless bureaucrats to get replacement coverage. And they won't be happy. The rats in the Congress will start jumping from the ship, and the (un)ACA trainwreck will be on the road to repeal. Otherwise, the Dems will lose the 2014 election big time, including their control of the Senate; and their party will be doomed in 2016. America knows that the Democrats and President Obama own the Obamacare mess. It was pushed through against the will of the American people. Not a single Republican voted for Obamacare. The incompentents in the WH and Senate should have listened to the House, and to Ted Cruz and the Tea Party. lol This will be the Democrats Viet Nam...a quagmire they can't escape!”

anon004 on Nov 21, 2013 at 13:15:28

“Tell me, is this prediction as good as the one about Mitt Romney in a landslide?”
White House Unveils Obamacare Fix For Canceled Health Plans

White House Unveils Obamacare Fix For Canceled Health Plans

Commented Nov 14, 2013 at 17:38:28 in Politics

“That's a pretty flimsy argument. Since when does "GOP outcry" make any difference? But there will be plenty of "outcry" coming down the pike. In fact, we've already heard prominent Democrat Howard Dean, question whether he has the legal authority. Bill Clinton, wh agreeed the President told an untruth, indicated that they should "change the law". Having a President decide things of such magnitude unilaterally is anarchy.”
White House Unveils Obamacare Fix For Canceled Health Plans

White House Unveils Obamacare Fix For Canceled Health Plans

Commented Nov 14, 2013 at 17:16:10 in Politics

“That was BEFORE America discovered that they had been lied to about ACA. Now people are starting to understand and its going to be much different from hereon. Even Democrats are bailing out on this mess!”
White House Unveils Obamacare Fix For Canceled Health Plans

White House Unveils Obamacare Fix For Canceled Health Plans

Commented Nov 14, 2013 at 17:11:55 in Politics

“He has no authority to change this law on his own, just as he had no authority to delay it one year for businesses and corporations or to give a subsidy to Congress. That is the job of Congress. He may not like it, but we have a Constitution with separation of powers, and he is not a king. This law was shoved down America's collective throats and the President and his party now look like a bunch of incompetents. They can't even get the darn website to work. lol And the unaffordable premiums and high deductibles are making the cost of insurance more, not less, expensive as we were promised.

What a mess! This law was passed by the Democrats under the false pretense that if you "like your doctor and your policy you can keep them. Period". Not for a year, or until the King decides, but "period". This administrative band aid "fix" wont do anything but cause more cost and confusion. Turns out that the RINOs and Democrats should have listened to Cruz, Lee and Paul. If they had, they would have saved the country from the mess it is now in, and would have prevented this President and his party from wrecking our great medical care system.”

veisalgia on Nov 14, 2013 at 17:18:22

“"wrecking our great medical care system"?
Yes folks, ^^^ that is what you just read.”

no one really on Nov 14, 2013 at 17:16:41

“gee, i wonder if they got a legal opinion first? and, the lack of outcry from the GOP today about what he did leads a reasonable person to believe what he did is just fine from a legal standpoint.”

My name is mud on Nov 14, 2013 at 17:14:14

“And to think, Cruz, Lee and Paul are the extremists.”
White House Unveils Obamacare Fix For Canceled Health Plans

White House Unveils Obamacare Fix For Canceled Health Plans

Commented Nov 14, 2013 at 16:35:07 in Politics

“Exactly! Great point. None of this was ever thought through, I'm sure. This is just a ridculous band aid that imposes more cost and hassle on everyone, and only delays the inevitable because its not a permanent fix. The Obamacare federal takeover of the health care system is a total trainwreck for consumers, patients and insurers. The President has no experience implementing anything this massive, and his Big Lie and lack of competence will doom him and his Big Government Utopian party.”
Harry Reid Told Caucus That Pete Sessions Was Behind Obama Insult, Senators Say

Harry Reid Told Caucus That Pete Sessions Was Behind Obama Insult, Senators Say

Commented Oct 25, 2013 at 22:14:23 in Politics

“Just for the record, I posted a detailed answer to your question, replete with the names and insults of the Democratic Senators and Congressmen, but HP appears not to have nixed it. The truth hurts, I guess.”

Patricia Hutchins Lyon on Oct 27, 2013 at 09:19:41

“I have never seen/heard HP deleting comments unless they contain expletives. Try again.”

Patricia Hutchins Lyon on Oct 26, 2013 at 08:34:55

“Try again.”
Harry Reid Told Caucus That Pete Sessions Was Behind Obama Insult, Senators Say

Harry Reid Told Caucus That Pete Sessions Was Behind Obama Insult, Senators Say

Commented Oct 25, 2013 at 10:47:11 in Politics

“I disagree with your characterization about Sessions, but I understand where you are coming from. I feel the same way about John Kerry.”
Harry Reid Told Caucus That Pete Sessions Was Behind Obama Insult, Senators Say

Harry Reid Told Caucus That Pete Sessions Was Behind Obama Insult, Senators Say

Commented Oct 25, 2013 at 10:42:36 in Politics

“Well stated. However, some of the worst, most vitriolic name calling has come from the Democrats, directed at the Tea Party and Conservative Congressmen. I don't hear them apologizing for any of that. Its this holier than thou attitude that gets me.”

Patricia Hutchins Lyon on Oct 25, 2013 at 13:15:19

“Democratic Congressmen and Senators? Who and what was said?”
Harry Reid Told Caucus That Pete Sessions Was Behind Obama Insult, Senators Say

Harry Reid Told Caucus That Pete Sessions Was Behind Obama Insult, Senators Say

Commented Oct 25, 2013 at 09:58:32 in Politics

“Exactly. Everyone I know is disgusted with this President and his party and the RINO's who have turned this country into a mismanaged, debt ridden, unsustainable welfare state. Take the hate and disgust that the Progressives had for Reagan and Bush and multiply it times 100..that's how the non-Ruling Class in this country feel about this President and the elistist, socialists in Washington.”

Patricia Hutchins Lyon on Oct 25, 2013 at 10:16:55

“While I am sure you and your friends do not support the President, and very few are happy with Congress, I don't think name calling is the way to resolve the issues. Too much personal invective against those with whom we disagree has crept into our political dialogue and those behaviors have not served anyone but those who would keep the "people" in their place.”

SusanElizabeth1949 on Oct 25, 2013 at 10:02:11

“Speak for your self. Personally I've always had problems looking at that inbred lout Sessions.”
Obamacare Website Failure Threatens Health Coverage For Millions Of Americans

Obamacare Website Failure Threatens Health Coverage For Millions Of Americans

Commented Oct 19, 2013 at 13:06:41 in Business

“Good point. I should have said to Socialists it was a noble idea.”
Obamacare Website Failure Threatens Health Coverage For Millions Of Americans

Obamacare Website Failure Threatens Health Coverage For Millions Of Americans

Commented Oct 18, 2013 at 16:22:49 in Business

“If and when it ever gets to the point that people can actually sign up for ACA, just wait until they get hit with the sticker shock of the premium increases, and hefty deductibles and copayments that they will have to pay. Moreover, thousands who had full time jobs have now been cut to part-time status, which is even worse.

Maybe a one year delay for individuals, like the President unilaterally gave to businesses, would have been a better idea than circling the wagons at all costs to ensure this program went forward. Its a complicated 2200 page law with 27,000 pages of regulations; and the website that it relies upon is an utter mess. There is growing evidence that its going to result in dumbed down medical care, rationing, unacceptable delays in medical appointments, tests and speciality surgery, all at a higher cost. Perhaps it was noble idea, but it is time to scrap it, and get it out of the hands of the federal government, before we completely destroy our medical insurance and medical care system. Its got some good features such as providing insurance to the needy and eliminating pre-existing conditions, but those can be dealt separately without such a massive program which takes over 1/6 of the economy. This is just the beginning of the Trainwreck and its not going to be pretty.”

David Spiegler on Oct 18, 2013 at 16:30:27

“It was not a noble idea. That's like saying lenin was a.good man who wanted to help the russian people.”

Katie10 on Oct 18, 2013 at 16:28:25

“The Republicans just gave him a chance to postpone it but his giant ego got in the way.”
Government Shutdown, Debt Limit Battles Continue Amid Hints Of Short-Term Truce

Government Shutdown, Debt Limit Battles Continue Amid Hints Of Short-Term Truce

Commented Oct 9, 2013 at 13:45:38 in Politics

“Perhaps we should call in Vladimir Putin? Not serious. Well, maybe a little...”

Katrinas on Oct 9, 2013 at 14:58:27

“He would certainly be better than what we have.”
Poll: Republicans' Handling Of Shutdown Increasingly Unpopular

Poll: Republicans' Handling Of Shutdown Increasingly Unpopular

Commented Oct 8, 2013 at 13:55:09 in Politics

“Okay, I understand your points, and they are well stated. My comments were more directed at the vitriol that people like Peg (and me) are subjected to because we voice opposition to this massive federal program. Actually, I'm a Mass resident, and we have had a mandatory health insurance requirement for years, and I was never opposed to that part of it. I just don't want the federal government taking control of the entire health insurance system with its 27,000 pages of regulations and costly bureacracy. I think it will result in the cost of insurance going up, and the quality of care going down. There are many millions of Americans who oppose this, and we want no part of this federal system. If the shoe was on the other foot, you'd fight like crazy too.

This is not a cop out, but this is not a good forum to address point by point a defense of my opposition to ACA. I have many things which I could say and could go on for hours. Like you, though, I have to get back to work, and can't dwell on this board for a full debate. We just disagree, and I'm know that neither one of us will ever be able to convince the other. But I do appreciate the tone of your comments and having this dialogue with you, and wish you the best, my friend.”
Poll: Republicans' Handling Of Shutdown Increasingly Unpopular

Poll: Republicans' Handling Of Shutdown Increasingly Unpopular

Commented Oct 8, 2013 at 12:33:40 in Politics

“Well stated Peg. There are some who just spew anger and hatred against those of us who are willing to stand up and speak our minds, and oppose the government on this and many other issues. To do such a thing, used to be respected in this country, especially by the left. In the 60's, those of us who opposed the Viet Nam war called it "speaking truth to power". We were proud to exercise our right to speak out. Today, those who speak out and stand up against the welfare state are ridiculed, mocked and subjected to the most hateful rhetoric, especially on this board. Like we don't have a right to an opposing opinion? I've seen that act throughout history--shout down your opposition. Call them Liars. Call them Ignorant. Gang up on them and try to silence them. It never works out well. Its pretty pathetic if you ask me. No insults, please. That's my opinion and I'm entitled it. Peace.”
Poll: Republicans' Handling Of Shutdown Increasingly Unpopular

Poll: Republicans' Handling Of Shutdown Increasingly Unpopular

Commented Oct 8, 2013 at 12:18:37 in Politics

“Well said. That's why people are so passionate about this issue, because its about more than just health insurance; its also about individual freedom. Once its taken, its very difficult to get it back.”

talking point squasher on Oct 8, 2013 at 12:32:16

“How is your "freedom" being taken by mandating health insurance? Do you use the healthcare system in this nation? When we talk about issues that are uniquely as large in scale and have as much impact for every man, woman and child in this nation, as healthcare does, then it only makes sense that it is discussed and driven at the federal level.
Furthermore, healthcare in this country is lagging behind most other industrialized nations, and it is primarily because we leave the "freedom" to people to figure it out for themselves, and they are raped as a result. Ever tried to purchase health insurance as a self-employed or employee of a small privately owned business?
No, you;d prefer the "freedom" of people to seek ambulatory care that drives up the rates FOR ALL OF US. I'd prefer the "freedom" to pay less to insure my family, but I guess your "freedom" to opt not to carry insurance trumps my "freedom", right?”

Jennifer Mead on Oct 8, 2013 at 12:24:34

“Yup so difficult to die suffering without insurance. I can sure see how you are concerned that you will not be allowed that.”
Most Americans Disapprove Of Shutting Down The Government Over Obamacare: Poll

Most Americans Disapprove Of Shutting Down The Government Over Obamacare: Poll

Commented Oct 3, 2013 at 16:06:12 in Politics

“"A taker and a mooch"? Real civil comment. See the problem with posts like person's, is that when you try to keep things light and ignore the insults from someone hostile, you get a nonsensical, derogatory response. Go figure!”
Most Americans Disapprove Of Shutting Down The Government Over Obamacare: Poll

Most Americans Disapprove Of Shutting Down The Government Over Obamacare: Poll

Commented Oct 3, 2013 at 16:01:45 in Politics

“True, but that wasn't a massive federal program with 27,000 pages of regulation. Also, times are much different and the country is more divided over ACA than it was over Prohibition. I guess we'll see what happens. Just hate to see the country so divided; worst I've ever seen in 50 years following politics. Not assigning blame, just stating my perspective.

I was in college in the 60's and protested the war in Viet Nam, and felt proud to stand up to what I thought was wrong. I'm not saying the Viet Nam war is the equivalent; what I'm saying is that whether you believe it or not, those who oppose the ACA, which will probably lead to Single Payer, have the same passion against it that we had against the war. And I remember how angry and insulted I felt when my parents and their friends ridiculed me for opposing the government and the war because I dared to challenge our President's and our Congress' policy at the time. There are many of us who just think ACA is big mistake that we will regret and not be able to pull out of, so we feel that we are speaking truth to power, in a similar way. We have that right. Thanks for comments to my post. Peace.”
Most Americans Disapprove Of Shutting Down The Government Over Obamacare: Poll

Most Americans Disapprove Of Shutting Down The Government Over Obamacare: Poll

Commented Oct 3, 2013 at 12:49:29 in Politics

“Decent point. Still, there are many who feel that once a major federal program gets started, it never gets repealed, so that is why those who oppose ACA are trying to stop it. We are at each other's throats, and the delay for the individual mandate, just like the delay in the business mandate, would not stop it if the matter were settled in 2014.”

Kalar Walters on Oct 3, 2013 at 13:37:08

“Prohibition was a Constitutional amendment and it was repealed. A much bigger deal. Modifying or repealing the A.C.A. wouldn't be nearly as hard if that's what the people want. If Prohibition could be enacted and repealed via normal Congressional procedure, then surely the A.C.A. could be handled the same way and not used as a tool to shut the government down.”
Most Americans Disapprove Of Shutting Down The Government Over Obamacare: Poll

Most Americans Disapprove Of Shutting Down The Government Over Obamacare: Poll

Commented Oct 3, 2013 at 12:41:49 in Politics

“"Put in another nickel?" Better yet, I'll just add that nickel to the 17 trillion national debt. :)”

29NDP on Oct 3, 2013 at 16:06:12

“"A taker and a mooch"? Real civil comment. See the problem with posts like person's, is that when you try to keep things light and ignore the insults from someone hostile, you get a nonsensical, derogatory response. Go figure!”

A Regular on Oct 3, 2013 at 12:50:44

“So then, you admit to being a taker and a mooch. I thought so.”
Most Americans Disapprove Of Shutting Down The Government Over Obamacare: Poll

Most Americans Disapprove Of Shutting Down The Government Over Obamacare: Poll

Commented Oct 3, 2013 at 12:36:28 in Politics

“The point is the same. If it were a law banning abortion, you'd be the first to stand with those who wanted to fight it, and you'd have that right. As to not worrying about 2014, I appreciate your sentiments, but just remmeber what happened in 2010. Don't count your chickens just yet, my friend.”
Most Americans Disapprove Of Shutting Down The Government Over Obamacare: Poll

Most Americans Disapprove Of Shutting Down The Government Over Obamacare: Poll

Commented Oct 3, 2013 at 12:30:41 in Politics

“I'm not sure who "Mr. Luntz" is...but this is not a shut down, as it only affects what is considered to be non-essentials. When it aplies to essentials, then it will be a shut down in my book.”
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