“Thousands of humans die each year from lymphoma, and little heed is paid to those deaths. But, Bush's dog dies from it, and it's national news. If Obama's mutt died of it, that would consitute a global tragedy, and we'd immediately lauch a world-wide campaign to wipe out all lymphoma, at least in canines, everywhere, with the likes of Bruce Springsteen and Bono leading the cause. Dog gone!”
“Well said, John. That's exactly what Reid should do!”
Michael D OBrien on Jan 3, 2013 at 06:49:50
“Great post Adam!
Thank you so very much for your well thought out words!.....................
Question, is it just the koolaid OR are 'you people' really this naturally 'intelligent?'
And here I thought the RW would abandon that 'cutting off your noses' doctrine, after the Gordon Gekko fiasco!
As SotH Boehner would say,"Stay thiristy my friend!"
There's another koolaid delivery coming....................
“Very good analysis and probably right. Most of us receiving benefits today have spent a lifetime paying into them (Social Security and Medicare) or else are legitimately unemployed and simply can't find jobs. It's an economic issue and not a cultural issue. That's where the Republican focus should have been.”
ciara500 on Nov 10, 2012 at 09:47:57
“Good comment.What bothers me is that I know that there people that have been out of work for a while and can't find jobs. Then there are employees that think since the people have neen out of work for so long that they wouldn't hire them. Seems like discrimination. I receive SS and received a raised amount, the first in 2 years. I heard that we may receive a 1% to 2% more, but then I heard that we will have a cut. Did you or anyone else hear that???”
Oct 25, 2012 at 12:47:56
“When were you last invited to a White House dinner, Sandy? Do you think anyone that high in the government food chain, R or D, really cares about us citizens? It's our votes they want, not our persons.”
“I see you've never worked with community organizers in an urban setting. I have. I know the way they use language. Who is "Mittens?" I don't know anybody by that name. And by the way, I'm not from Dixie and don't own any dogs. Who called the President a gangster anyway? Not I. They're your words. I was referring to his debating style and his lack of factual acumen. You concocted the vitriol.”
Tommygun264 on Oct 24, 2012 at 21:30:06
“Pretending to be ignorant of your obvious race-baiting remark only makes you look worse. You're not fooling anyone but yourself.”
“No. I'm more surprised that he couldn't or didn't cite specific numbers and facts. In a court of law, his metaphoric comments would have been objected to and the objection sustained due to their lack of specificity.”
“Thank you for the correction. I should have stated coal power vs. nuclear power in reference to the fuel used to propel the vessel rather than the physical system used to turn the propellers. They both rely on steam. Being an army man, my naval knowledge is not the equal of yours, although I pride myself in having studied the Battle of Midway extensively. I can name all the carriers sunk and the principal commanders on both sides. I don't recall bayonets having been used in that most important of naval engagements. Horses neither.”
“Not desperation, but exasperation. I prefer to think that my president knows the correct number of states. Being a registered democrat, I already know he's headed for a second term if that's what you mean.”
“All Romney did was question the number of ships in today's US Navy. Obama should have replied with factual, comparative numbers, if he knew what they were. But, instead he applied his usual street-type rhetoric making an irrelevant and snide statement. First of all, the Navy has rarely, if ever, used horses or bayonets. Maybe he should have referenced steam vs. nulcear power, dreadnoughts vs. aircraft carriers, gun turrets vs. missles. and so on. But then, Obama thinks we have 57 states, so how can we expect him to have any historical knowledge of the US Navy.”
trumbull desi on Oct 24, 2012 at 14:55:22
“"In 1916, the US controlled roughly 11% of the world’s naval power. This is an impressive number that ranks the US third in naval strength behind the UK (34%) and Germany (19%), and just ahead of France (10%). What about the US navy in 2011? In 2011, the US controlled roughly 50% of the world’s naval power putting it in a comfortable lead in naval power ahead of Russia (11%)."
Political scientists Brian Crisher and Mark Souva”
Tommygun264 on Oct 24, 2012 at 14:46:59
“"Street- type rhetoric" - seriously? You blew that Dixie dog whistle so loud it set all the dogs in the neighborhood barking. Why not call President Obama "urban" or "gangstah" while you're at it? As for the horses & bayonets analogy, President Obama was referring to the military in its entirety, and to the Marines, which came into existence as an offshoot of the US Navy, hence the name "Marine". But you know his was referring to the military as a whole, it's just that in your desperation to spin Mittens embarrassing display of ignorance, you've stooped to trying to change the context in the absence of substantive criticism. Next you'll be claiming that steady flow of flop sweat from Mittens during the debate was really an anointing from God.”
Alex 93 on Oct 24, 2012 at 14:45:10
“Adam Fifth what are you talking about? His point is completely useless because you don't like the analogy he made? Romney said something completely ridiculous to try to say that Obama is someone who is making our Navy weaker. Obama's comment in no way was to be directed solely on our Navy. He was saying that the ships we use today allow us to get the job done with fewer ships than we needed back in the day. Our technology now means that we do not need "horses or bayonets" to be militarily successful, that is why we don't use them anymore. He uses intelligent language when he speaks and that is what you are upset about?”
PlayDay on Oct 24, 2012 at 13:25:40
“@Adam Fifth:- I refer you to that part of your comment, in which you refer to the President's response as "his usual street-type rhetoric". Evan though I am not sure who I'm going to vote for, I get the feeling that your particular dislike for the Preaident resides in your distaste for the color of his complexion. Otherwise, to what "usual street-rhetoric" do you refer? Clarify that for me please.”
KungFuKitten on Oct 24, 2012 at 12:56:24
Queenchats on Oct 24, 2012 at 12:38:12
“He simply said that also in 1916 we had more bayonets and horses. He didn't the Navy. Hem was making a point that it was silly to compare the number of ships to what we had in 1916.”
dmakjones on Oct 24, 2012 at 12:06:05
“>>>>."I think Governor Romney maybe hasn't spent enough time looking at how our >>>military”
Korkor on Oct 24, 2012 at 11:20:25
“It was a term he used but he went further to educate your Romney.”
pragmaticcodger on Oct 24, 2012 at 10:33:51
“Adam Fifth: Nuclear is still steam powered, they used a reacter to boil the water to make the steam. The fact that refueling is not needed near as often is the advantage. When I was in the Navy the ships I served on had armories with M-1 rifles, 45 ACP hand guns, shot guns, BAR's, grenades, and bayonets for the M-1 rifles. Each ship has a landing party of sailors qualified on their weapons. At that time ships also had (depending on it's size, various calibers of machine guns that could be used against air craft, ships or boats, and land targets. I do not expect Mittens to know anything about the Navy, or any of our armed services. He never served, nor have any of his five sons. Some people call them chicken hawks, I call them cowards.”
bamma on Oct 24, 2012 at 10:30:56
“Obama schooled Mitt on so many things.Mitt is sooo not ready for the job he is trying to buy.Obama brain.Robme Bain.The 57 state remark shows your desperation..”
Suzanne525 on Oct 24, 2012 at 10:27:43
“If Obama had answered in such a manner, it would have been a snoozer. No one would have noticed that Romney was making a "pants on fire" claim. No, call Obama's response anything you want; it called attention to Romney's l i e s, and that was necessary. Not that ANY of you care how much Romney l_i_e_s, flips or morphs.”
“Truth is, all these politicias want to do is to move the country that much closer to a totalitartian state. They don't want freedom (except for themselves); they want control. For the only thing that will shore up their socialist system is tyranny. Their gun control proposals have little to do with curbing crime and everything to do with curbing indvidual freedom. Seems we're moving backwards in time to 1770.”
chas52man on Apr 8, 2013 at 10:58:01
“I recall a revolution followed not too long afterwards.
Word to the wise here!”
“The problem is that I don't believe much of what I read anymore, particularly if it comes out Washington DC. The DC pols can tell me their version of the facts, but that doesn't mean they're true. I suppose we'll never know the truth. I still don't believe the "single bullet" theory, and that goes back 50 years. Politicians only tell us what they want us to believe, and rarely is that factual. Pardon my skepticism, but it's the spin that counts. The facts don't much matter.”
“Were you there in Benghazi, Pappyz? Were you witness to all that happened on that terrible day? Then you couldn't possibly know what really occurred. You're extremely gullible if you believe it happened the way Hillary and the liberal media have described it.”
Pappyz on Feb 1, 2013 at 21:21:18
“The "liberal media" is a bagger myth. Most of the media is controlled by very wealthy conservatives.
As for Benghazi....it matters not why it happened, that's the real crux here, and the baggers have not been able to smear anyone, that's why they're constantly whining about it.”