“Why would Obama not be able to fill the vacant seats? Republicans trying to block Obama's actions are, in my opinion, shying a bit away from their job and should be punished if this is the case. After learning that Obama is not "court-packing" it has become apparent that the Republicans are only trying to block Obama.”
sidnee on May 30, 2013 at 00:51:08
“They've been blocking pretty much everything he has tried to do since he was first elected. McConnell spelled it out right away--they GOP's main goal was to make Obama a one-termer. Since that didn't go over so well, they are doing it now because they believe they can win the Senate in the midterms and thus do whatever they want. This is NOT governing--it's stalling to make your opponent look bad before the midterms. It's all about the next election.”
syllepsis on May 30, 2013 at 00:48:48
“I'm not worried about Obama. It's that we don't have a functional government if one of the three branches- the judiciary- is being systematically blocked. Imagine if, say, three states were not allowed to send representatives to Congress. It would f* up our system in a pretty obvious way. But the same thing's happening here- the people you elected aren't being allowed to do their jobs. It's sickening.”
“Completely true. Big corporations like Apple might not be the cause by definitely are part of it when it comes to these types of issues. I don't understand why they just don't pay their taxes, their some of the wealthiest people in America who own a popular technology company that is known worldwide, and by simply paying their taxes, problems like hunger could be solved.”
Sherrie Heckendorn on May 30, 2013 at 02:04:29
“@sebp21 Not only that we could have a 'repaired infrastructure and good education. Its really sad isn't it?”
“This whole situation comes down to if John McCain brought a message to Syria from President Obama or the administration. Obviously information will not be revealed, but John McCain would not go there only to represent the U.S. and show the U.S.'s support, he probably, I believe, brought a message from Obama and the administration”
“Its shocking and scary to see the U.S., an advanced economical and technological country, that high up in the percentages. It seems like the U.S is facing too many problems these days with immigration, gun control, handling the national debt, foreign policy, but hunger? I know that there is a lot of poverty in the U.S. but seeing how the U.S. stands as a nation among others, it seems like this is a problem that should be fixed quickly.”
Sherrie Heckendorn on May 29, 2013 at 02:39:50
“@sebp21 Of course it needs to be addressed, that is why the senate and house both voted to cut Snap benefits, which of course is just what any 'responsible government' would do and oh, of course apologize to Apple for inquiring why they 'hid' their wealth and refused to pay their taxes.”
“With record setting numbers of illegal immigrants being deported last year, I think there has to be a way to sort through people and find those who seek refuge from war and violence and put them on a path to citizenship where they can work in America and move towards citizenship. Those who come to the U.S. as drug lords or gang members or militia fighters should not be given chances that others who are poor and trying to find a new life should have. I feel there needs to be a more in-depth immigration process and system because with well over 100 thousand illegal immigrants being deported each year, it seems they're just blindly throwing people out of the country back to possibly countries of violence and dictatorship.”
dvolmstead on May 27, 2013 at 16:50:40
“I would rather the money be spent helping the wounded Vets first.”
“I agree that the Republican party has recently been on self-destruct mode because they have made controversial statements and comments about women's rights, immigrants, and many other Americans as a whole. The GOP definitely needs to get their selves together and form plans and make a vision of the future if they want to get a candidate in the White House, otherwise, I just don't see it happening.”
Rae Turner on May 27, 2013 at 16:29:56
“The GOP is the party of the ole, white rich and want to be rich party. The have nothing to give the country , they are there only to take .”
“You can't compare rape to floods and car accidents at all. Rape affects the life of a woman forever, physically and mentally and in my opinion it can be barely compared to car accidents or floods. If you are pro life, the least you could do is give a woman an abortion if she had been raped and does not want to have the baby. Statements like these, like Todd Akin's are sort of illogical and it is unnecessary to compare rape to other occurrences for it is truly something that causes trauma.”
“A horrifying act and the man should be severely punished but if he was talking about politics and wars, then it was indeed a terrorist attack, maybe not serving a terrorist group, he could just be acting as an individual. Its good that the government and police are going to take this seriously, people like this man should never walk any street in any part of the world.”
“Obviously Coburn and Inhofe would be biased towards their state of Oklahoma and when a natural disaster devastates the people, they will try to send help. I think though, that they should think of natural disasters all over the U.S. and not just in Oklahoma because many horrific things happen in other states and if they oppose those because they don't happen in their state, then there is something wrong because innocent people could be dying because of them.”
“I seriously doubt that a modern Hitler invasion will ever take place. Using this analogy as a way of pushing themselves forward and making their views present does not seem to me like a knowledgeable way of using history. People like Grassley use history in an inaccurate way to promote their views, and I think that it will not get them very far.”
SCARLLETROSE on May 19, 2013 at 13:39:29
“the gop pary are destroying themsevles ALL BY THEMSELVES so please REPUBLICANS KEEP UP THE GOOD WORK.”
“It's true, some items are taking longer to prepare and do not even come out as good or healthy food. Fast food places are slowly losing customers, and they'll find a much faster way to prepare food, which will probably mean less healthy.”
chatnuptime1 on May 18, 2013 at 17:07:58
“Nature made fast food healthy... It's called a Banana.. Peel and eat.”
“Looks like Reid only wants things going his way. Sort of threatening the Senate and GOP to pass Obama's nominations or he will take action. Reid wants things to start going the Democrat's way after the GOP had it their way, I don't know how the GOP will respond to this though?”
vesaversa1 on May 18, 2013 at 15:10:20
“I suspect Reid want congress to get back to doing their damm job passing legislation .”
MGBazemoreJr on May 18, 2013 at 14:59:46
“I suspect he wants at least the same level of deference for Obama nominees as Democrats in the Senate gave to Bush's.”
“The President is obviously in the right if the commissioner of the IRS was indeed knowledgeable that this was happening and did nothing, but the President is in the wrong if the commissioner was not knowledgeable or tried to fix the situation. As far as people calling for tax exempt in this country, i'm not a 100 percent sure if that's a good thing for this country.”
“Rand Paul is obviously trying to promote himself as a pro gun activist by stating these illogical comments towards Obama. In my opinion, though, most Americans in the U.S. are already in favor of more gun laws and enforcing them, so I think Rand Paul's statements, in a way, make him a poorer choice to vote for because he is not doing what he is doing for the better of our society, but only to make a base for himself so he can run for maybe president in the future.”
“That's true, they cannot be blamed if they are advocating the wrong things because maybe they're not completely devoted into what they are saying, but their job is to carry the voice of their people, and they most do so in the best way possible. Hopefully, though, people advocate the right things.”
“I don't understand how a military officer of the U.S. would do this, and to add to that, the person who created the Sexual Assault Prevention Program. They should not give him any special treatment because he is officer of the organization. He should, out of everyone, be the strictest when it comes to sexual assault.”
bigkay on May 7, 2013 at 23:51:05
“Looks like his victim, messed the big,bad Lt. Col up! Good for her.”
Helen o ke kai on May 7, 2013 at 21:39:18
“1) He probably created the program because he was VERY INTERESTED IN SEXUAL ASSAULT! Same reason that pedophiles become boy scout leaders, kindergarten teachers, priests etc. He probably just loved reading all the assault charges...fantasized about it.
2) Military officers have incredible egos. I was married to one and my best friends are officers. Civilians put them on pedestals.
3) Here's the number one reason..he's a guy and thought he could get away with it!”
Michael Tuller on May 7, 2013 at 21:13:51
“Very few of us, my self included, can hardly begin to imagine the depths of cynicism that operate the offices of our most revered government and private institutions.
Jude 1:8 - Likewise also these [filthy] dreamers defile the flesh, despise dominion, and speak evil of dignities.
Weather The Bible is the word of God or not, I certainly can't say. But, it sure does have some interesting passages.”
“Whether they did this because they truly believe in expanding background checks or because they want to boost themselves up they did the right things because they know they'll get the votes and plus their truly helping improve America.”
Sherri Vaters on May 3, 2013 at 12:14:26
“It should not be whether they believe in expanding background checks. It is whether their constituents do. They are supposed to be a voice for their constituents... nothing more. Something that most have lost sight of.”
“2012 definitely was not the year for Republicans after Todd Akin and other candidates single-handedly ruined their run by making illogical comments about rape and women's rights. Mitt Romney as well ruined his own campaign by making the 47% comments, and this really boosted the Democrats to once again win the presidency. For years to come the Republicans are going to have to do better at pleasing the people and not making controversial comments that make most Americans enraged.”
bamasense on May 3, 2013 at 11:38:23
“The American electorate still feels the pain from the corrupt and incompetent last republican administration. The Republican leaders' remarks only reinforced an already decided electorate's resolve to keep republicans out of office. The American electorate is swayed by action, more so than campaign words, and promises.”
“How does this make sense? If he didn't scream then it wasn't planned by the government? And why would the government even imagine harming people? It doesn't make any sense who would vote for her after what she just said, honestly.”
Leon Stark on May 3, 2013 at 00:10:15
“Maybe she got the idea from the movie "V for Vendetta"?
A Government creates a crisis, and when enough people are dead or injured, a cure or treatment is found, making a few people rich, and putting the progenitors of the crisis in control of the Government. Sounds like something she is probably thinking. She wants to do this, and just aims the blame somewhere else.
Sounds like Fred Koch, his sons (the Koch Brothers), Ron Paul, and their connections to the "John Birch Society". (And who is funding "The (Mad Hatter's) TEA PARTY"?)”
Jimmy Gitz on May 2, 2013 at 22:51:46
“Please don't try to make sense of insanity....”
Janzee12000 on May 2, 2013 at 22:47:31
“"If I had had those type of injuries, I'd be screaming in agony."
The sheer amount of calculations she must have done to even get a *sense* of the type of injuries is staggering. I don't see why she would have any access to detailed crime scene information, and those pesky explosions--dissipating their energy in every direction--position information is so important to get an idea of the velocities involved. Her truly remarkable gift is the ability to imagine the precise biological reaction she would have, and whether or not she would be screaming because of it... Presumably, of course, because that stumbling man looks like he's capable of making a lot of serious farking choices at that time.
Should I scream?
No, just act dazed. They'll never know the Secret Service just torched your legs with a goddamn flamethrower and shoved you out on the street through a manhole cover.
“How does a background check infringe the second amendment rights in anyway. Honestly, if your eligible you're going to get your gun anyways and on top of that its only more safe and your saving more people's lives by just simply waiting maybe a few more hours.”
ddwashdc on May 2, 2013 at 20:12:47
“Ah, the good senator said today that it might "lead to a registry." Horrors! Gun owners would be subject to the same rule that govern our vehicles, pets, cell phones... The end of civilization if someone else knows you own a gun...”
“Bankers don't "need" 1 million pay a year. Poor management of their money is their fault, and for not looking for the best deals or plans is also their fault. Middle class people look in terms of long-term and not short-term and they get ready for the future, so they know, in later years, they can still live a good non bankrupt life.”
Ricardo Martin on May 2, 2013 at 20:15:41
“Sheltered (upper class bankers) versus unsheltered (middle class workers).”
“Companies do need to realize that if someone tests positive for some ingredient in some drug, that that person may not be doing the drug. Companies, before firing someone after a drug test, need to do further questioning and investigation because that person may not be doing the drug. Second-hand pot exposure is very common and for someone to get fired for that is truly unfair.”
AH1125 on May 2, 2013 at 20:43:27
“That has been an issue for a long time, did you know if you eat some thing with poppy seeds in it before a urine test; you'll test positive? A muffin, a roll, any thing; stupid right?”