“You mean... like forcing young people to buy over-priced insurance that will bankrupt them if they actually try to use it. And then forcing them to buy it through a website that doesn't even work? Yes people are so fickle about being bent over without even the common courtesy of a reach around.”
“Not, it's not surprising. Those who are trying to make that the issue are practicing intellectual sophistry (that is, you're being grossly intellectually dishonest for those of you who can't find a dictionary). The point is that while there have always been suspicions (note, not "everyone already knew" but strong suspicions) now we have it out in the open that the NSA and the brits can and successfully do spy on every diplomatic meeting they possibly can in a very one sided fashion. This will dramatically change the tone of everything having to do with diplomacy from here out.
If you can't understand that because "it's not surprising" then I'm surprised that you even have enough brain capacity to formulate a coherent sentence let alone contemplate the intricacies of international diplomacy.”
“The criminals who need to be brought to justice are the ones who ignore the Constitution and violate our civil rights. Now please tell me "justice"hope when these criminals will be brought to justice.”
“It is not yet illegal in America to leak to the press when the government is engaged in criminal activity, as much as Obama would love to make it illegal via various novel legal interpretations. So as well as being rather bizarre and beside the point, your comment doesn't have any actual basis in reality anyway.”
imtheoz on Jun 7, 2013 at 00:14:03
“Unfortunately for your side, the Obama administration has not, from all indications engaged in any criminal activities. You may not agree with the laws as they are written, but it is rather dishonest to accuse someone of criminal activities just because you disagree with the laws as written.”
Wmof2011 on Jun 7, 2013 at 00:11:50
“Dude, it's illegal on the end of the person who had legal access, and then leaked it to person who does not have legal access. If it's classified/confidential, obviously you should not leak it. Plus, people sign documents and take oaths not the leak secrets from their employer/government.
Even in business, you can not steal the secrets. It's espionage.”
DiS on Jun 6, 2013 at 23:48:14
“What was the illegal criminal act again?”
Ms Liann on Jun 6, 2013 at 23:43:39
“It is illegal in EVERY INCH OF AMERICA to leak classified top secret information to persons not authorized to possess such information. That is CRIMINAL defined by law.”
“You have to believe in the recovery before it can happen. To that end the strategy of Obama and the MSM has been to make you believe that with all their power, in the hope that you will gain a positive attitude, whip out your credit card and go buy a bunch of cheap plastic junk made in China with debt. Which will then result in a plethora of new McDonald's jobs.
That is the entirety of Obama's economic plan. Well, in the mean time his buddies on Wall Street will get even richer (on paper) than they already are. That's just a coincidence though.”
“That's a rather strange comment. An alternative explanation, which I like a lot more, is that young people today see just how corrupt and foul their elders are and decided that they don't want to spend their lives stealing the futures of their children like the petulant baby boomers have been doing.”
jenyouwino on Jul 8, 2012 at 21:07:09
“True, baby boomers are a problem. They have a work ethic, and they protected their kids like they were something really special. Now, most of them truly think they are. The flip-side to this reality is that many boomers are living with a nightmare of having these very special kids move back home with grand kids in some cases because there is no "suitable" work to be had. The boomers did create this problem for themselves, and for the future of this country.”
“This "economic recovery" meme is pretty amazing. It's purveyed so matter-of-factly, as if it weren't a complete fiction.
Guess what? There is no recovery and there's never going to be a "recovery" again in your life time. Start taking steps to make yourself independent of the market economy now, or you're going to get dragged down with it. The book "Gaia's Garden" is a good place to start.”
“Let's pray that the Supreme Court will do the right things and dump the mandate. After that, we'll have a chance to screw over Obama's big insurance company donors and bring in Single Payer.”
ChimpestryII on Jun 27, 2012 at 21:07:52
“The American people are screaming for the implementation of a single-payer system and the de facto nationalization of America's health care system. We want - no we demand - that politicians, bureaucrats and politically connected administrators take control of America's horribly inadequate health care system and bring to it the same efficiency, effectiveness, honesty and integrity that characterizes our government and it's policies and programs.
Given the American people's immense trust and love of government control and unshakeable confidence in the honesty, integrity and intelligence of politicians and bureaucrats, support for a single payer system will surely force our politicians to take control of the health care of every American. Not until the American taxpayer is made the single payer for American health care and politicians like Boehner, Pelosi, Cantori, Rangle, Bush and Obama are allowed to administer it will the American health care system rival those bastions of innovation, competency and efficiency that are Europe's national health care systems.”
OneLiberalLady on Jun 27, 2012 at 20:07:34
“Obama was against single payer until it became clearly the only path to passage. Hillary and others were for it before him...as we're Republicans. At this point, we should hope it is upheld, as the rest of the Act probably depends on it. I would not wish it struck down just to satisfy a wish for ideological purity, as scuttling the Act will cause untold misery.”
“Volt is also unique among all vehicles as being one of the worst selling ever manufactured.”
Andromedos on Jun 26, 2012 at 05:03:04
“The Volt is at the start of its product life circle. New products and technologies are alwways expensive upon their introduction to the market. Once manufacturing efficiency rises, the prices will go down.
If it was up to naysayers as you and Rush Limbaugh, new technologies would never get off the ground.”
SkiingGator on Jun 26, 2012 at 04:54:08
“Not even close. It was the 4th best selling electric/hybrid last year behind Prius, Civic hybrid, and the Leaf. Also Chevy sold more Volts than Toyota sold Prius in the 1st year the Prius was offered”
“No one ever accused partisn Facsist Obamaites of being particularly smart.”
mac2jr on Jun 28, 2012 at 09:08:04
“You need to read up on the history of NAFTA and CAFTA, both Republican fiasco's that were poorly thought out, and in the case of NAFTA had to be modified by the Democrats to prevent total destruction of USA rights..”
“Try to justify keeping this thing secret is pretty absurd--since many of the provisions in the treaty go further and do more damage to the internet than even SOPA and PIPA were going to do--and those were handily defeated by one of the few public backlashes against draconian legislation we've seen lately.
From all appearances, the only reason Obama is demanding that this treaty be kept unusually secret is because he knows that it will go down in flames the instant its provisions become widely known by the public. Ergo, he at least believes he has a chance of passing it if he keeps it secret from everyone now. A chance that would not exist without the secrecy.”
l78lancer on Jun 26, 2012 at 02:37:33
“Get off the paranoid-schizo secret keeping stuff. That's the least of the issues, really. Trade and treaties are essential. The UN, other international groups and other countries are busy undermining the US position while the Senate is undermining the process on this side. And thei concerns are less about the contents of the treatie than how it reflects on ther individual political positions. Whether it goes down or not, it never even gets drafted with overreach and micromanagement. It may very well be lousy document. Again, if they don't like it, don't ratify it. The senate needs to worry more about doing their jobs than trying to do his. When they get to review and vote on it that's when they have their say.”
wmechaneer on Jun 26, 2012 at 02:23:11
“"You have to voite for the Bill before you can read it..." rings loud and clear.”
“I have to call you out on that. The one good thing a law degree can give is analytical/critical thinking skills--something that almost no one in any other field of study gets these days.
Whether those skills are marketable or not these days is another question entirely. Probably the plutocracy prefers having most people be unthinking muppets.”
NuRock71 on Jun 26, 2012 at 03:01:27
“I would disagree, a Law Degree gives you a document to frame and place on your wall. True critical thinking seems to be absent throughout the entire education system unless the individual seeks it out. Having a cause based legal system instead of a ethics based one has had a horrible impact throughout our society. It is reasonable to place much of the blame for the terrible governance of our country in the lap of the legal system as it has become.”
“The last paragraph in this article is the only one that isn't horribly wrong. Tuitions have been *exponentially* (if you passed Algebra 1, you should know what that means--doubtful with today's college "educations") increasing since 2001.
With debts piling up, jobs scarce, and real wages declining--a college education is indisputably a stupid idea for anyone right now, despite the historical and average data.”
“A few words added to the Medicare Bill would have given everyone single payer and it would undoubtedly have been Constitutional. Intead, we got thousands of pages of Obamacare, which will be tossed out in one way or another by the Supreme Court next week.
In other words, whose fault is it really that these people are going to be losing their health benefits--when at the time that Medicare could have been modified the Democrats dominated the House, the Senate, and the presidency. All these excuses and prevarications by the Democrats, and you all being gulible enough to believe them, is what's making me SICK.”
“Uh, I guess Obama had no reason to use his "executive privilege" to protect Holder then.
I am sure that Obama and his other accomplices have nothing to hide. So why not just release the documents that Issa, in his Constitutionally mandated role as an overseerer of the executive branch, is requesting? All Obama has to do to make this issue go away is tell Holder that he should give up the documents.”
taddles on Jun 24, 2012 at 14:26:38
“Yes, Issa wanted internal emails and Obama exerted executive privilege to stop release of them the same way bush did when his office was asked for internal emails regarding the attorney general firings.
I am sure you have little understanding of any of this.”
wiseone816 on Jun 24, 2012 at 14:26:36
“Where were all you people when Bush was lying to this country oh thats right he was a republican and they can lie as much as necessary to achive what ever nefarious goal they have.”
steve3412 on Jun 24, 2012 at 14:25:47
“Some of the documents Issa demanded were grand jury transcripts; whose relaese would be against the law.
The actual investigation of what went wrong is still ongoing and is not the subject of Issa's "investigation". What he's wanting is information on what went on AFTER the Justice Dept sent the erronerous letter in Feb saying they didn't know about the program. Issa isn't investigating the actual event in which the agent was killed. His focus is on the politics only.”
jtobend on Jun 24, 2012 at 14:25:18
“it is against law to release classified date, and he has released 7600 documents already..smells to high heaven of witch hunt”