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Virginia Republican Says A Pregnant Woman Is Just A 'Host,' Though 'Some Refer To Them As Mothers'

Virginia Republican Says A Pregnant Woman Is Just A 'Host,' Though 'Some Refer To Them As Mothers'

Commented Feb 25, 2014 at 08:20:13 in Politics

“And some say unborn women are disposible too. Our attempts to redefine Gods creation are lacking on both sides of this "issue" Our lack of respect for our own humanity will soon overcome all of us. Just wait for about ten years of Obama care to solve the medicare funding problem as people start to die off before they spend 30 years on the system. this will help with social security too. The weakest the old and the young and the unborn have no voice and will be the first to die for the "cause".”
Minimum Wage Hike Could Lift 900,000 Out Of Poverty But Also Cost Jobs: CBO Report

Minimum Wage Hike Could Lift 900,000 Out Of Poverty But Also Cost Jobs: CBO Report

Commented Feb 20, 2014 at 05:45:43 in Politics

“I remember the wage and price controls that Nixon tried in the early 70s, Didn't work then wouldn't work now either. The proposed raise in the "minimum"is a political ploy nothing more. But it will increase revenue to the federal government, remember 15% or so goes to the social security and medicare slush fund, 7% + from you and 7% from your employer, if you are lucky enough to have one.”

BANGyoHEAD on Feb 20, 2014 at 18:47:28

“I remember what Nixon did, it was a boondoggle then just as it will be a boondoggle now, but as always it's Bush's Fault, never their own.”
Judge Strikes Down Law Allowing Keystone XL Pipeline To Run Through Nebraska

Judge Strikes Down Law Allowing Keystone XL Pipeline To Run Through Nebraska

Commented Feb 20, 2014 at 05:36:10 in Politics

“on my way to work last night I listened to a report on energy futures, oil is back up over 105.00 and nat. gas is over 6.00 I think last year at this time gas was in the low 3.00 zone. if export terminals are finished and operational on the gulf coast the gas fields may see activity get going again. The EPA (a Nixon creation) is being used to stifle any industrial activity and further depress the economy at large. Anyone that is on the side of really making a dent in global air pollution should lobby for a pollution tariff on goods imported from China and other countries that have not or will not operate in a responsible manner. Maybe this will encourage manufacturing in this country, that I trust will be done in a more" environmentally responsible" way. In this cold winter fuel prices were going to trend higher as they always do as stocks of heating oil and winter blend gasoline are produced by projected demand and soon the refineries will have to run their shutdowns and retool for increced diesel and summer blend gas production.”

willowraven on Feb 20, 2014 at 13:49:48

“The price of oil and gas fluctuates every day and yet the price of gas never goes below $2.00 per gal in the last 12 years. Keystone will not change the oil corps greed.”
Minimum Wage Hike Could Lift 900,000 Out Of Poverty But Also Cost Jobs: CBO Report

Minimum Wage Hike Could Lift 900,000 Out Of Poverty But Also Cost Jobs: CBO Report

Commented Feb 19, 2014 at 11:14:28 in Politics

“the important "raise"is to the federal government is the 14% that they automaticly receive out of every payroll dollar through social security and medicare taxes. Remember Obamacare took 750 Billion out of social security funding with no changes in the basic structure of the program. It looks like the current officeholders of both parties want to cast themselves as saviors of not only the "Takers" but also of the working "poor". The only proven solution to thr real problem is a vibrant growing economy with opportuinities for advancement in all demographics. Obama continues to preside over the highest rate of black youth unenployment in our history. This populist bone that Obama is throwing from on high from his throne will have many effects on the economy at large that are hard to predict but may be informed by what has hapened in the past. Business has already factored in the cost of this latest intrusion into the market by the feds and we can all assume that any income gains will soon be lost to increses in the cost of living for those who can least afford it. In short this P,R. move may help the rulling class, and give them a great speech line, but I am afraid on the street it will not do much good in the end.”
Trey Radel, Busted On Cocaine Charge, Voted For Drug Testing Food Stamp Recipients

Trey Radel, Busted On Cocaine Charge, Voted For Drug Testing Food Stamp Recipients

Commented Nov 21, 2013 at 11:51:07 in Politics

“No such assumption made brother, I got my first 2 paper routes when I was ten Detroit Free Press in the morning before school and the Mt.Plesant News after school. Back in the days when subscribers wanted you to collect every week with my route cards and my paper punch. But the experence and love I developed for Newspapers led me to work on my highschool newspaper and later on for the Houston Post in circulation, not writing. I am only 56 but have never been without a job even if it was sweeping someones floor or working roomservice at a hotel. I think we both know that this life will humble even the most high and mighty and yet through it all i try to remain humble and grateful for it all. Remember Compassion=Action. Coke snorting congressman may need help but most with substance use and abuse problems use others compassion and love to their own distruction.”

luckydog1857 on Nov 21, 2013 at 13:37:35

“1) to quote you: I am a luckier dog than you - that is an assumption when coupled with your explanation of why you think you are a luckier dog than I
2) Another assumption, I am a woman and therefore cannot be your brother
3) I never disagreed with you that the congressman should be punished (have no idea how you got to that assumption

The SNAP program benefits children and the elderly. You appear to oppose that:
"The snap program is a transfer of money from the working taxpayers to those who can not or will not take action to provide for their most basic need= food."

That, my brother, sounds like a lack of compassion to me.”
Trey Radel, Busted On Cocaine Charge, Voted For Drug Testing Food Stamp Recipients

Trey Radel, Busted On Cocaine Charge, Voted For Drug Testing Food Stamp Recipients

Commented Nov 21, 2013 at 11:32:01 in Politics

“Your figure of a 1% fraud rate is laughable, thanks I needed some comic relief. I did go to the web to dig up some facts for you through my tears though.

when Obama took office in "the worst economy since the drepression" there were 31,939,110 reported to be on the dole. Government numbers I don't know if that is total family members or just # of seperate accounts
Fast forward to october of 2012 the same government number has gone up to
47,525,329
We spent 2.7Billion more on the program in 2012 than in 2011. In 2009 the total program cost was 55.6 billion
Obama has "created" more jobs tha Bushy did but he has added 2 food stamp recipients for every job added. Now madam I only wish that there were ANY state or federal program from Defense on down that had a 1% fraud loss, and lets not forget the usual trifecta Waste,Fraud,and Abuse that phrase is used to cover up all kinds of subjective judgements about the relitive worth or worthlessness of a program. Even all of this aside 1% of 80.4 billion dollars is a pile of cash foe someone like me who works every day and some months can't even cover my light bill. Sleep well”

askandtell on Nov 21, 2013 at 11:41:02

“"Government audits and court records show hundreds of millions of dollars in losses due to fraud in a variety of farm programs, including crop insurance and subsidies that help agribusinesses promote their products abroad. The rate of food stamp fraud, on the other hand, has declined sharply in recent years, federal data shows, and now accounts for 1 percent of the $75 billion program, or about $750 million a year."

http://www.nytimes.com/2013/06/18/us/politics/fraud-used-to-frame-farm-bill-debate.html
Trey Radel, Busted On Cocaine Charge, Voted For Drug Testing Food Stamp Recipients

Trey Radel, Busted On Cocaine Charge, Voted For Drug Testing Food Stamp Recipients

Commented Nov 21, 2013 at 10:52:23 in Politics

“Sorry, a shoppping cart full of frozen and processed prepared food does not do much to support farm prices. I am just looking for a positive change in the system, no one in this country should go hungry. Children do and should benefit from the program, they get Little Debbie snacks and their parents eat steaks. oh they get drink boxes too. The entitled are not the taxpayers they are the producers. Government's safety net has turned into in some cases a career plan and along the way has destroyed the souls of those that it supposed to help.”

TimTim17 on Nov 21, 2013 at 11:56:36

“You are a penny wise and a million dollars $illy. Processed and frozen foods fully support farmers. Where do you think processed and frozen foods come from...space, aliens, thin air? In fact, the biggest amount much more than food stamps is the number of subsidizes given to sugar and corn farmers where we use a majority of their products in making processed foods. I work with poor people. I'm around poor people all the time. This being mean to poor people has come back to bit the middle class. Why? Because the harder you are on the poor, the harder you can be on the middle. It is the middle class that has been its own worst enemy by falling for this idea that the biggest threat to them are poor people. Stop it now.”
Trey Radel, Busted On Cocaine Charge, Voted For Drug Testing Food Stamp Recipients

Trey Radel, Busted On Cocaine Charge, Voted For Drug Testing Food Stamp Recipients

Commented Nov 21, 2013 at 10:37:43 in Politics

“My hope for all working people is that their talent and skills and drive will lead them to find better opportuinities, not just higher pay but also a job that they truly love. My hope for Wal-Mart is that their labor pool dries up and they have to offer better jobs and pay in order to compete for higher skilled workers. Look at what the business model has done to the operation of a big box store, you dont need to add, just scan, inventory and ordering are automated by computer and highspeed data transfer, just enough inventory is delivered daily to fill the shelves so no stock room work, Meat is cut and packed off site, even the process of hireing and training probally is mostly handled remotely. Wal-Mart has no real sales floor staff of skilled sales people. So they have completly removed the need for any skilled or highly trained employees. They need bodies and they pay their warm bodies as little as they can get away with. The people that work there are under no illusion you can tell by the general attitude of the average employee, they really cant be bothered and I do not blame them and I have come to expect nothing more. A few more dollars per hour will not repair this when your employees have no real human value to their employer they will not have much to give of themselves,”
Trey Radel, Busted On Cocaine Charge, Voted For Drug Testing Food Stamp Recipients

Trey Radel, Busted On Cocaine Charge, Voted For Drug Testing Food Stamp Recipients

Commented Nov 21, 2013 at 10:13:18 in Politics

“And that is who needs and I hope recieves the most assistance. As a child that grew up in a divorced family way back in the early 60s I would be very interested to know what impact you see caused by so many kids not having two parents in thier home. I think that is the leading metric predicting poverty of the children and single parents. Also sadly a predictor of the childs chances in their future livees.”
Trey Radel, Busted On Cocaine Charge, Voted For Drug Testing Food Stamp Recipients

Trey Radel, Busted On Cocaine Charge, Voted For Drug Testing Food Stamp Recipients

Commented Nov 21, 2013 at 10:04:10 in Politics

“No one in this country should go hungry, but I know that many do. I am a luckier dog than you my divorced mother and father both taught me that is was out there for me if i was willing to work for it. Has that always worked out? well I like everyone else have had my ups and downs. But even after losing my kids and job and then my house i never lost my faith that I would find my way. And here I am. Kids have parents that should be their first providers and educators that is how kids can learn to prepare to provide for their own kids and prepare to help their parents when they get older. A faceless check can never do that. The distruction of our human community and familiy structures by the basic lack of accountability both personal and governmental will continue to erode what was the basis of our society. Coke snorting congressman still belong in the frderal pen not in rehab. I trust that he will lose his next election if he has the guts to stand before the voters of his district.”

luckydog1857 on Nov 21, 2013 at 11:07:04

“Fascinating that you make an assumption that I was not taught to make my own way. I've worked since I was 13 (63 now). Worked my way through college. Luckily, I did not lose my compassion for others in need.”
Trey Radel, Busted On Cocaine Charge, Voted For Drug Testing Food Stamp Recipients

Trey Radel, Busted On Cocaine Charge, Voted For Drug Testing Food Stamp Recipients

Commented Nov 19, 2013 at 21:40:18 in Politics

“The snap program is a transfer of money from the working taxpayers to those who can not or will not take action to provide for their most basic need= food. In addition it is a great benefit to wal-mart,Kroger,Safeway ECT. They rack up untold sales at retail prices and pad the bottom line. There are many stores not national chains who will sell tobacco and liquor on the electronic program or just rack the cards and pay the cardholders half the amount in cash. Also some cardholders buy groceries for friends and family and pocket the cash or use thecash for some other need. I would like to see the system return to a mostly comodity distribution system where food is distributed not cash or credit on a card,, many could be employed and farm proudction would be encouraged. I would also like to see responsible companys "sell" food staples to snap recieptiants at less than retail in exchange for a tax credit to be used for new hires and employee training.
AS for coke snorting congressman they can go to the federal pen along with food stamp cheats. 30”

dcelliot321 on Nov 20, 2013 at 11:42:21

“yearnd: Yeah Yeah Yeah Yeah.”

emmanuel kalu on Nov 20, 2013 at 11:37:02

“pure rubbish. nothing based on fact or in this reality.”

luckydog1857 on Nov 20, 2013 at 10:35:17

“How do you respond to the fact that the vast majority of beneficiaries are children and the elderly?”

aunt marilyn on Nov 19, 2013 at 23:23:02

“I was a foster parent and the people I met were too busy and too poor to do drugs.”

aunt marilyn on Nov 19, 2013 at 23:21:35

“I was a foster parent, and the people I met were too busy trying to survive to have the time or money to do drugs.”

jmdoyleme on Nov 19, 2013 at 22:27:33

“You are including e.g. the Walmart employees who also need food stamps to survive on their meager pay? They are working, want to work, and get shafted by the same company that is cashing in their food stamps.”

Rightbrainedleftwinged on Nov 19, 2013 at 21:49:19

“Typical statement from a person who loves to watch people suffer.”

TimTim17 on Nov 19, 2013 at 21:46:35

“SNAP program helps farmers. Most people who get food stamps are children as well and people who are working often full-time for peanuts. Somebody has turned many of our citizens into heartless, entitled mean people. This is worse than helping people.”

askandtell on Nov 19, 2013 at 21:45:44

“The SNAP program has a less than 1% fraud rate. If your goal is tackling fraud, the fraud rate of farm subsidies is about 15%-20% as their is no auditing and the program isn't checking tax returns to see if people qualify.

This is evident considering the billionaires that receive farm stamps.”
Chris Christie Rips GOP For 'Bad Decision-Making And A Loss Of Courage'

Chris Christie Rips GOP For 'Bad Decision-Making And A Loss Of Courage'

Commented Nov 19, 2013 at 09:20:10 in Politics

“I would not presume to know what political points play well with Christie's supporters in his home state, but I can say from my point of view that he is a great spoksman for the democrat party and has done all he can to promote the sterotyped view of conservitives. To support programs and policies that encourage the continued increse in federal dependance and spending he is working against the base of the Republican party. Maybe he can get a headline or two and a pat on the head from Obama but on the larger stage of national party politics I think that this constant gripeing about what is supposed to be his own party exposes a lack of skill nessesary to run for national office. He is a bit of a crybaby and a self promoter and does'nt care who or what he may leave in his wake of distruction.”
Obama Praises Hawaii On Gay Marriage Passage

Obama Praises Hawaii On Gay Marriage Passage

Commented Nov 17, 2013 at 09:37:07 in Politics

“so since the "gay" porn and dating web sites are up and running, we shouldn't see any delays in singing up?”
Walmart Allegedly Overtaxing On 2-For-1 Coupon Purchases (PHOTO)

Walmart Allegedly Overtaxing On 2-For-1 Coupon Purchases (PHOTO)

Commented Jul 26, 2013 at 23:05:31 in Business

“every manufactures coupon that I have ever seen requires the sales tax on the full retail to be paid by the consumer. This looks like a software glitch on a state specific law. Not that I am a Wal-mart defender but i do shop there. I found a overcharge on one reciept from a local store of 6.00 then later on in the same I found another where they had only charged me for 3 of a 5.00 item when i had left the store with 4 of the item. I have caught a fair amount of scanner mistakes on price but just as many times I have made the mistake because of misplaced stok over the wrong price sticker, or my own confusion over per pound vs per each on some produce items.”
Obama Takes Over White House Press Briefing To Speak On Trayvon Martin (VIDEO)

Obama Takes Over White House Press Briefing To Speak On Trayvon Martin (VIDEO)

Commented Jul 20, 2013 at 04:57:23 in Politics

“sorry, this president , and as Hillary so famously said, any administration, is open to examination, praise,and criticisim. I am very tired of this man, and his administration I find his vision and actions to be very distructive. I also find the administration to be at its core dishonest. They don't shade the truth they just make it up. You are proving my point by wanting to get rid of critics rather than debate the points. You have earned the big Obama -0- award of the day. As a cirtified Obama Zero maybe you can carry his bags for him on his second summer vacation to the vinyard where I am sure that his family will be one of the few white-black or self proclaimed black families there. But he will be with his real peers the 1%.”
Obama Takes Over White House Press Briefing To Speak On Trayvon Martin (VIDEO)

Obama Takes Over White House Press Briefing To Speak On Trayvon Martin (VIDEO)

Commented Jul 20, 2013 at 04:39:58 in Politics

“You are so right, I am in my late 50s but according to these relics and thier echos of the past we are in the late 50s that is 1850s. I am begginning to think there is no end to how many of thier "own" they are willing to sacrifice to enrich themselves. really sick stuff from President Zero on down to the streets of Chicago. I am going to go pray for my country.”

Andrew Brinkworth on Jul 20, 2013 at 05:07:04

“If you can't see how the racism of the last 100 years has created the environment that African Americans live in today than you are more narrow minded and short sighted than anyone has a right to be”
IRS Scandal Investigator 'Very Concerned' His Report Missed Progressive Targeting

IRS Scandal Investigator 'Very Concerned' His Report Missed Progressive Targeting

Commented Jul 19, 2013 at 01:04:11 in Politics

“We baggers, as we have been dubed, Need to learn to speek the language of the left. This Irs operation is about voter supression to insure a second Obama term plain and simple. As usual the left does what it accuses the right of doing. This is so simple Obama and those who are faithful to the cause would stop at nothing to make sure of a second term. If you want to blame someone else look up Harry Reid's comments about the tea party and its members. That would be signal enough for me to understand that if I was in a posision to do so that I must defend my country against this dark force.”

Michael D Montoya on Jul 19, 2013 at 01:44:31

“How can teeee parteee groups who are applying for non profit status that specifically prohibits them from participating in political activities if status is approved be mad that they were disapproved --- or not approved in time to *affect* the election. You are admitting that your teee partiers are trying to perpetuate a scam...

You wouldn't know anything about defending this country if our beaches were being stormed. Spare us.”

Arriba Espana on Jul 19, 2013 at 01:37:49

“yearnd - great post. Just fanned you. Be poroud to stand up for America and freedom. Never let the lemmings of the left get you down.”

ThankGodhesgone on Jul 19, 2013 at 01:33:34

“"This Irs operation is about voter supression to insure a second Obama term plain and simple"

Hello, Pres. Obama already is in his 2nd term. Or did you miss that?”

Kommonman on Jul 19, 2013 at 01:33:01

“oh noes her comes the Obama...run away....he makes hurricanes fires floods and tornadoes....he makes the earth tremble and volcanoes blow...he has secret mind control devices...run away...hide now....the only safe place is under a rock...start digging now....the end times are nigh....DOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOM!”

Edy Kel on Jul 19, 2013 at 01:18:46

“Keep trying, son. Your party has no right to apply for a non-profit status, because you are not a social welfare group. You are a political group. Plain and simple.

We have learned that your group has constantly abused this system that was meant to help to help those less fortunate. It was not meant to be a political device, to enrich yourselves, and put the power into the hands of the few, who hide in anonymity, and spend unlimited money to influence the outcome of elections, and control policies that benefit them, and them only.

The tea party is nothing but a party of crybabies,and whiners, who panhandle for money to protect their narrow and bigotry views. You have no right to play victim, especially when you taught to cry over a needle prick when you don't get your way.

You guys are an embarrassment to this country, waving your narrow interpretation of the Constitution in one hand, while wiping your rear with the other part of it.

The country has looked at your actions since you came into being, and you scare them with your obvious hate, your ignorance, and your unwillingness to work together, further dividing this country for your own selfish ends.”

Tonelook on Jul 19, 2013 at 01:16:22

“You are racist, lie loving, cancer of an excuse for an American. You are a blight to this country, an embarrassment, a diseased soul.”

hobbesjd on Jul 19, 2013 at 01:10:38

“that dark force is the stain between your legs where you wet yourself.”
Rick Snyder, Michigan Governor: Detroit Bankruptcy Was The 'Last Resort' For Troubled City

Rick Snyder, Michigan Governor: Detroit Bankruptcy Was The 'Last Resort' For Troubled City

Commented Jul 19, 2013 at 00:42:44 in Detroit

“Does it really matter at this point? Now everyone will have to pull together for anything workable to come out of this mess. I can't help wondering what Mitt had planed for Detroit though, He seemed like such a good head for the tough times that we are facing. Don't be fooled by the illusion of the printing presses at the federal reserve, our nation is in just as much economic trouble as Detroit is.”
Planned Parenthood To Close Three Texas Clinics

Planned Parenthood To Close Three Texas Clinics

Commented Jul 18, 2013 at 23:48:04 in Politics

“Don't forget the high church of enviromentalism, and its sacrements of global warming, and zero population growth. Remember Sanger started Planed Parenthood to weed out the "lessers" as she and other progressives of her time. To her this ment blacks. On this score they have done well if you look at the number of abortions broken down by race, and then compare that to the nations population by precentage. It is racial genocide. Our society really needs to love, train, and teach our children what sex is for and how precious each life is.”

CalCool63 on Jul 19, 2013 at 00:10:26

“THANK YOU!  You said it wonderfully.  F & F!!”
Obama Health Care Speech Touts Rebates For Health Insurance Customers

Obama Health Care Speech Touts Rebates For Health Insurance Customers

Commented Jul 18, 2013 at 18:34:04 in Politics

“The sad thing for my wife and I is that here in Ruston La. we have a really good multi disipline clinic that accecpts our ins. and has a affliated surgical hospital attached. there is everything from urgent care to chemo available, and the doctors are really good , inhouse labs and x-ray and more than i can mention. I really do not know what is going to happen to the clinic or to my own health ins. I do know that my preminum has gone up $220.00 a month over the last two years.”
Obama Health Care Speech Touts Rebates For Health Insurance Customers

Obama Health Care Speech Touts Rebates For Health Insurance Customers

Commented Jul 18, 2013 at 18:24:31 in Politics

“As a backup to my comment I just did a search on the latest opion polls and the internals of the results are very interesting to me. aA large precentage of people think that the law has been repealed, and there is more than that . as usual the washington croud is counting on the one thing that the american people have in abundance-, ignorance. the latest kaiser poll showes a 38% approvel rating. it polls 0.00% at my house.”
Obama Health Care Speech Touts Rebates For Health Insurance Customers

Obama Health Care Speech Touts Rebates For Health Insurance Customers

Commented Jul 18, 2013 at 17:55:12 in Politics

“Obamacare has never polled over 47% and has been becoming less and less popular as the law gets closer to being a reality. I encourage everyone to do what you can to take care of yourselves as soon health care as we have kown it will be a thing of the past.”

yearnd on Jul 18, 2013 at 18:24:31

“As a backup to my comment I just did a search on the latest opion polls and the internals of the results are very interesting to me. aA large precentage of people think that the law has been repealed, and there is more than that . as usual the washington croud is counting on the one thing that the american people have in abundance-, ignorance. the latest kaiser poll showes a 38% approvel rating. it polls 0.00% at my house.”

ConsititutionalRights on Jul 18, 2013 at 18:12:49

“I say go the E.R. all the time and write it all in Obama's name.”

dozerbob on Jul 18, 2013 at 18:00:48

“Obamacare also stole from Medicare to get off the ground. That money will never be put back. Medicare will just increase the cost to the retirees and scale back on services. The real taxpayers get clobbered again.”
The Cities Where Wages Are Plummeting: 24/7 Wall St.

The Cities Where Wages Are Plummeting: 24/7 Wall St.

Commented Jul 15, 2013 at 07:58:50 in Business

“is you crazy?? the administration is the cause of the events that you enumerated. and since they havent yet completely destroyed your life they now are in the process of creation or saving 12 million new citizens who will be glad to work for less than you do. The distruction of the country marches on.”
Hempstead Reading List: 'The Great Gypsy' Included In Misspelled Selection Of Titles

Hempstead Reading List: 'The Great Gypsy' Included In Misspelled Selection Of Titles

Commented Jul 14, 2013 at 20:32:33 in Books

“Stupid Teachers passing on stupid-er students all protected by union rules that protect the incompetent. the uneducated are easy targets for those who would steal thier freedom and rights.”
Roxy's Sexy Surfing Ad For Biarritz Competition Rides Wave Of Controversy (VIDEO)

Roxy's Sexy Surfing Ad For Biarritz Competition Rides Wave Of Controversy (VIDEO)

Commented Jul 10, 2013 at 11:38:40 in Women

“women should learn how to be comfortable with embracing all that they are, in order to become all they want to be.”
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