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What's more important?

  1. JSChams profile image59
    JSChamsposted 4 years ago

    What should we be most concerned about? The continuing feeding frenzy from the leftist media about Rush(even after he apologized)or real issues of the day that actually affect our lives?

    1. gmwilliams profile image85
      gmwilliamsposted 4 years ago in reply to this

      Let us be more concerned about the real issues of the world such as college graduates being unemployed and not finding a job suitable to their educational level, the insidiousness of child abuse, the high unemployment rate, the astronomical housing prices which makes it near to impossible for many middle class working people to obtain housing, the homelessness issue,  corrupt politicians(both Democrat and Republican) who care more about their own glory than the needs of their constituents, and the war in Afghanistan(please stop this war and bring the troops home, now).   I have now finished my rant.  Rush Limbaugh is so unimportant now.  Yes, he is a demogague but there are other more important issues in this world which I have mentioned that should be addressed and remedied.

    2. lovemychris profile image80
      lovemychrisposted 4 years ago in reply to this

      Here ya go!! Important news from the presidential front:

      http://motherjones.com/mojo/2012/03/mit … rand-forks

  2. lovemychris profile image80
    lovemychrisposted 4 years ago

    If you have a cancer that's affecting your body--you need to get rid of it.

    Rush is a cancer that long needs to be gone.

    1. JSChams profile image59
      JSChamsposted 4 years ago in reply to this

      How about gas prices? Unemployment that he can't get down? Israel? Iran?
      The fact we are swiftly becoming Greece?
      There comes a time to quit playing the talking points game and grow up.

      1. lovemychris profile image80
        lovemychrisposted 4 years ago in reply to this

        Get Rid Of Neo-Cons...Problems solved.

    2. Eric Newland profile image61
      Eric Newlandposted 4 years ago in reply to this

      Just like how the Republicans felt about the Dixie Chicks in 2003! See? We're not so different after all!

      1. lovemychris profile image80
        lovemychrisposted 4 years ago in reply to this

        Right...and who were the dixie chicks speaking out against? Bush! But now that people speak out against Obama...it's just FINE to diss a president!

        Sorry--that's a bad comparison. But it does point out how saying anything againt Bush was punishable. And now of course, they think they are patriots to speak ill of Obama.

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          Longhunterposted 4 years ago in reply to this

          Yes, LMC, we ALL know you hate Bush, Cheney, Rumsfeld, anything Conservative, yourself, your job, your life, Rush . . . the list goes on and on and on and on with you. It's been well documented in your own words here on HubPages.

          Patriots usually do speak out against something or someone who is unpatriotic, LMC. As Americans, we're allowed to do that whether those who aren't one or disagree like it or not.

          That would include people as unpatriotic as Barack Hussein Obama.

          1. lovemychris profile image80
            lovemychrisposted 4 years ago in reply to this

            Your version of patriotic bears no resemblance to mine.

            Just because you think you know it all....you don't.

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              Longhunterposted 4 years ago in reply to this

              Are we just not speaking or do you expect me to sit back and not respond when you reply to one of my post?
               
              Believing in the Constitution is patriotic. If one doesn't, they're not patriotic.

              Patriotic - devotion to one's country.

              To be devoted to one's country, one must be devoted to the documents created in it's founding - ie. The United States Constitution. This includes the people elected to lead it.

              Is it safe to assume you'll have no more replies to my posts or is it your wish to just tone things down some? Your choice, LMC. I care not one way or the other.

          2. Ralph Deeds profile image68
            Ralph Deedsposted 4 years ago in reply to this

            Your comments about President Obama and liberals are like a broken record. Very tiresome and not very original. (You sound like your auditioning to replace Limbaugh.)

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              Longhunterposted 4 years ago in reply to this

              Why, thank you, Deeds!!! I consider that a compliment coming from you!!! Obviously I'm hitting the right nerve!!! Excellent!!!

              I would much rather be compared to Limbaugh than some the sick SOBs on the Liberal side of this fight. So, once again, THANK YOU, Deeds!!!! You've made my day!!!

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        Longhunterposted 4 years ago in reply to this

        With all the problems we have in this country and you're bring up a washed up, has been country trio?

        1. lovemychris profile image80
          lovemychrisposted 4 years ago in reply to this

          They were demonized for not liking Bush..
          Now you demonize those who like Obama....

          Do you see the dis-connect?

        2. Eric Newland profile image61
          Eric Newlandposted 4 years ago in reply to this

          I brought up another example of a flippant remark that got a lot of people's panties in a wad, since this thread started out by discussing a flippant remark that's getting a lot of people's panties in a wad.

          I take a generally anti-panty-wadding stance, so I was attempting to illustrate that both sides are susceptible to having their panties bunched over flippant remarks and it's dumb no matter which side does it.

          And of course I intend no offense to women or men who wear panties by my choice of metaphor.

    3. JSChams profile image59
      JSChamsposted 4 years ago in reply to this

      It's also amazing that "cancers" only seem to be from the right.
      Now as someone who thought for 35 years that he was a liberal(until I grew up) I know better than that. There are cancers in Washington right now who are liberals. Some of them blew up buildings and killed people in the 60's and they are real big wigs around the beltway these days.
      BS someone who wasn't around then.

      1. lovemychris profile image80
        lovemychrisposted 4 years ago in reply to this

        I was around then. And I remember the gvt committing some terror acts itself.

        People have a right to defend themselves. Everybody...not just the ones you agree with.

        1. JSChams profile image59
          JSChamsposted 4 years ago in reply to this

          Which acts of terror were those and maybe you will understand not thinking you were the same age as myself as you certainly don't seem to be. It's a maturity thing.

          1. lovemychris profile image80
            lovemychrisposted 4 years ago in reply to this

            National Guard shot college protestor, dead.

            FBI blew up buildings they suspected were being used by Black Panthers. They went into an apartment bldg. and shot a member who was sleeping in his bed, with wife and child in room.

            There is an article stating that Jimi Hendrix was water-boarded with wine, and killed because he told the Black Panthers they should go to Washington and "Shoot the place up".

            Celebrity's who were anti-war had dossiers on them, were followed and had their phones tapped. John Lennon the most popular comes to mind.

            Nixon had an enemies list and so did Hoover. All the power of law enforcement with them to extract their revenge...which is what I believe Lennon's murder was.

            People can scream all they want about gvt this and gvt that.....

            TP was allowed to carry guns to Obama rallies.

            There is NO comparison of gvt criminality now from then. In my immature opinion.

            1. JSChams profile image59
              JSChamsposted 4 years ago in reply to this

              Jinkies son you are about as left as they get aren't you?
              I will pray for you.

  3. Eric Newland profile image61
    Eric Newlandposted 4 years ago

    It's an election year. No real issues allowed.

  4. lovemychris profile image80
    lovemychrisposted 4 years ago

    This IS the issue: are women sl*ts and gals, or equal citizens under the law, entitled to the same quality of life as men?

  5. lovemychris profile image80
    lovemychrisposted 4 years ago

    "Women pay up to 50% more than men for the same health coverage—discrimination that the Affordable Care Act bans starting in 2014."

    Hallellooya!

    Thank you Obama....compare that to being called a sl*t for wanting equal treatment!

  6. lovemychris profile image80
    lovemychrisposted 4 years ago
    1. Eric Newland profile image61
      Eric Newlandposted 4 years ago in reply to this

      The "notarized affidavit signed by a sexual partner affirming impotency" is obviously sarcastic, but the rest of the bill kind of makes sense.

  7. gmwilliams profile image85
    gmwilliamsposted 4 years ago

    There is so much occurring in the world today that I do not have time to address the minutiae of kindergarten squabbling between the left and the right!  What about the issue of unemployment.  The majority of Americans are paychecks away from homelessness. 

    Let us say that a person gets either laid off or terminated.  Hopefully, he/she has a year's worth of monies saved to tide him/her over while he/she is looking for another job.   However, sometimes this is not the case.  The unemployed person is often in a precarious situation-there is little monies in the house while bills are escalating.   So he/she takes a "now job" i.e. a job to tide them over while looking for a job commensurate with his/her education and experience.    Well the "now job" is a lower paid job and the some of the bills are not paid.

    The situation becomes ever more precarious. Let us say that the person has a rent controlled apartment and the manager decided to increase the rent.  Now, what a quandary the person is in?   What if he/she cannot pay the rent increase?  See, there you go...... 


    Then there is the educational system in America.   Many of our children graduate high school with elementary level skills.  Colleges are being dumbed down and made equivalent to a high school education.   Need I say more?  The American educational system is in need of a 99% revamping and overhaul if our children are to compete in the postindustrial and computerized world.

  8. lovemychris profile image80
    lovemychrisposted 4 years ago

    Well, gm...the left and right is the whole problem!

    WHO do you want running things?

    It's the whole philosophy that is the squabble!

    Either you want to take more money out of gvt and give it to the rich, privitize everything and have corporations run America: Repub

    Or you want more money into gvt by taking it back from the rich and spreading it around to benefit the whole: Supposed to be Dem.

    Every little squabble all comes down to philosophy. All of it.

    1. JSChams profile image59
      JSChamsposted 4 years ago in reply to this

      There are numbers that show if you CONFISCATE all the wealth from the top billionaires in this nation you would still have a 300 billion dollar deficit.
      Grow up. This government is ridiculous and gets more ridiculous by the day.

      1. lovemychris profile image80
        lovemychrisposted 4 years ago in reply to this

        Stop acting like the one who has the most toys wins.
        The only ones confiscating in this country are the banksters and the corporate criminals...all of whom are subsidized by the tax payers.

        Give the money back that was stolen, and then we'll deal with the deficit. And end the stupid tax cuts for the rich, which produce nothing but sloth for the leisure class.

        >>>>Sloth and looking down the noses at the ones they robbed.

        1. JSChams profile image59
          JSChamsposted 4 years ago in reply to this

          I didn't say things were being confiscated. That was a study. You are a walking talking point which is sad because I have not heard one original idea come forth from you . Just corporate this and some really sad shades of trutherism. George Bush is gone and he's not coming back. Once you get that bit of reality settled we can work to try and educate you.

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            Longhunterposted 4 years ago in reply to this

            lol lol lol lol lol lol lol lol lol lol lol lol

            I love it!!! Tell it like it is, JSC!!!

            lol lol lol lol lol lol lol lol lol lol lol lol

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        Longhunterposted 4 years ago in reply to this

        AMEN, JSC!!! AMEN!!!!

  9. lovemychris profile image80
    lovemychrisposted 4 years ago
  10. lovemychris profile image80
    lovemychrisposted 4 years ago

    Now THIS matters:

    Goldman Sachs executive director resigns: "It makes me ill how callously people talk about ripping their clients off." http://thkpr.gs/yR91SU

    THIS is what people on the Right glorify!!! IMO IMO IMO

    and BLAME the ones who were ripped off!

    Now, let's talk.

  11. lovemychris profile image80
    lovemychrisposted 4 years ago

    MLK killed, JFK killed, RFK killed, Malcolm X killed.....

    Hardly the work of Liberals I would tend to think.

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      logic,commonsenseposted 4 years ago in reply to this

      It was the work of deranged people not any political faction.  Their political beliefs did not motivate them to murder, their mental instability took them over the edge.

  12. lovemychris profile image80
    lovemychrisposted 4 years ago

    They were used by political operatives, IMO.

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    Longhunterposted 4 years ago

    It's all a conspiracy, man!!! roll

  14. Eric Newland profile image61
    Eric Newlandposted 4 years ago

    No, they were hired by the fashion industry! Didn't you see Zoolander? Many people don't realize it but it was actually a documentary!

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      Longhunterposted 4 years ago in reply to this

      Reeeeally!!! That explains a lot, Eric.

      Just be aware there are some on here that you may piss off with humor as they are sooooooo uptight they couldn't pass a greased BB if they had to.

      1. JSChams profile image59
        JSChamsposted 4 years ago in reply to this

        Amen brother.....

  15. lovemychris profile image80
    lovemychrisposted 4 years ago
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    lovemychrisposted 4 years ago

    Goldman Sachs says former executive Greg Smith should be ignored because he "never made more than $750,000 a year."

    Judge, I rest my case!

  17. lovemychris profile image80
    lovemychrisposted 4 years ago

    WEll, I'll have to eat my hat....

    Freshman Republican Rep. Rick Crawford will propose a surtax on millionaires Thursday morning, a crack in the steadfast GOP opposition to extracting more money from the nation’s top earners.

    Read more: http://www.politico.com/news/stories/03 … z1p995smbs

    I salute you!

  18. lovemychris profile image80
    lovemychrisposted 4 years ago

    You used the word confiscate...as if asking them to pay back what they were given/ie tax policy, is confiscation. TYPICAL Right wing hogwash.
    I don't need original ideas when talking politics....my philosophy is shared by many.

    George Bush is never over--get that through the wall of denial, and we can begin to make this country right.

    Bush over? The GOP wants to put his policies back! With steroids.

    And here's another un-original thought: "Why I'm not a Republican: I somehow just can't buy the idea that corporations are people, and women are not."

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      Longhunterposted 4 years ago in reply to this

      roll

    2. JSChams profile image59
      JSChamsposted 4 years ago in reply to this

      The left started this thing about women which does not exist. That's what you have to do to distract attention away from the fact that your socialism fails in the arena of the public and in life in general. There us nowhere on this planet prospering by the oppression you hold dear.

  19. lovemychris profile image80
    lovemychrisposted 4 years ago

    Here's an original:

    "Freshman Republican Rep. Rick Crawford will propose a surtax on millionaires Thursday morning, a crack in the steadfast GOP opposition to extracting more money from the nation’s top earners."

    Let's see if the GOP eats him alive.

  20. SoManyPaths profile image60
    SoManyPathsposted 4 years ago

    There seems to always be those whose only goal in life is to belittle others, or have little self-esteem, hatred. Why pay attention to the few? What is most important is our family and true friends NOT idiots or material things. You'll live a little more and discover this.

  21. Eric Newland profile image61
    Eric Newlandposted 4 years ago

    Our annual deficit is, literally, equivalent to $5,000 per person for everyone living in the United States right now. As in if everyone in the country coughed up an extra five grand the federal government would just be breaking even. Until some meaningful spending cuts happen all that a tax hike would do is make the status quo slightly less unaffordable. Still no room for anything new.

    The R's have asked for cuts. No response (or at least, all responses have equated to an insignificant drop in the bucket).

    The D's have asked for tax increases. No response.

    Surprise! They're getting exactly what they're dishing out.

  22. lovemychris profile image80
    lovemychrisposted 4 years ago

    I don't agree. The cuts are being made, yet the revenue-enhancing is not.

    And those cuts will hurt, don't doubt it. Because instead of cutting from the top, where it should be-- they go for the bottom, where it hurts the most.

  23. Eric Newland profile image61
    Eric Newlandposted 4 years ago

    Another interesting statistic. In 2011 federal revenue was about $2.5 trillion. Interest paid on the national debt was almost $500 billion.

    So roughly 20 cents out of every tax dollar collected was GONE. It did nothing for America except keep it out of default. This year? Even more revenue will be wasted on the interest from last year's deficit. Next year? Even MORE will be wasted on the interest from THIS year's deficit.

    This is why deficits are bad.

    I'd like to humbly request one particular cut. Sure, it would only save $13 billion, but it's a program that's almost universally hated by the American people regardless of their party affiliation or income level, so it's honestly surprising that so few people have seriously talked about getting rid of it.

    The IRS.

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      Longhunterposted 4 years ago in reply to this

      Here's another idea for huge cut - OBAMACARE.

      While we're at it, lets cut the NEA, DHS, and the Federal Reserve.

      1. Eric Newland profile image61
        Eric Newlandposted 4 years ago in reply to this

        Absolutely Obamacare should be repealed. I just picked something that practically everyone hates, since apparently a consistent majority disapproval and a 2:1 ratio of "strongly disapprove" to "strongly approve" opinions isn't enough to wake Washington up to the fact that people simply don't want Obamacare.

        I affectionately call it the "health care corruption" bill. I'm still waiting for health care reform, and it looks like I'll be waiting a while longer.

        1. lovemychris profile image80
          lovemychrisposted 4 years ago in reply to this

          Your stats are from RW sites, I will bet.

          WHO wants to go back to pre-existing conditions being turned away, kids under 26 not being covered by mom and dad, and piling more debt on to seniors, which they have saved under ACA?

          It needs to be expanded and improved, not over-turned.

          btw: Romneycare is getting a big positive report-card here in Mass. More people insured, less cost to all.

          He should tout it, rather than pretend it doesn't exist.

          1. Eric Newland profile image61
            Eric Newlandposted 4 years ago in reply to this

            http://www.gallup.com/poll/145496/favor … e-law.aspx

            46% repeal, 40% not for this one. Interestingly, it also reports that 1 in 4 Democrats also favor repeal.

            http://m.rasmussenreports.com/public_co … h_care_law

            53% in favor of repeal, 42% against. I misremembered the strongly oppose/strongly favor ratio. Closer to 1.5:1.

            As for me: Public option for the lower class? Maybe. Provisions that will allow companies to funnel high risk patients into the public option and make it unsustainable? Nope. Making it easier for people with preexisting conditions to get coverage? Ok. Forcing people to buy something just because they breathe? Absolutely not. Forcing people to pay for other people's abortions? Hell no. Most of the rest of it? No.

            It needs to be scrapped and everyone in Washington (and I do mean EVERYONE, as in both sides) needs to grow up, go back to the drawing board and find a BIPARTISAN solution, if such a thing still exists.

          2. JSChams profile image59
            JSChamsposted 4 years ago in reply to this

            In case you haven't heard THE GOVERNMENT released a report today that it is estimated 20 million workers will lose their company health insurance as a direct result of Obamacare. That is capped by the government also putting forth numbers showing it will cost at least TWICE what was promised.
            Oh yes!!!!!!   Give me lots more of that.

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          Longhunterposted 4 years ago in reply to this

          I just call it the Obama Crap Bill. The two go so well together.

      2. JSChams profile image59
        JSChamsposted 4 years ago in reply to this

        Amen brother.

    2. gmwilliams profile image85
      gmwilliamsposted 4 years ago in reply to this

      The IRS is becoming quite problematic to the American taxpayer.  According to historical reports, there is nothing which states that Americans must pay income taxes.  The IRS was invented by bankers in order to increase revenue to boost the American economy.   

      One IRS insider even authenticated that there is nothing in the law which states that Americans must pay their income taxes.  This insider reported that when she asked pertinent questions regarding this law, the higher ups of the IRS were silent regarding this issue.  This insider refused to pay taxes for 4 years but to no avail.  She was eventually arrested and is now serving a prison sentence.  The IRS is clearly not an entity to be messed with!

      1. JSChams profile image59
        JSChamsposted 4 years ago in reply to this

        The IRS as well as various depts. of the Justice Dept. have become the administration's tool for tyranny.
        Just ask Gibson Guitars who were told their problems with the government would go away when they stopped making the guitars in the U.S.

        Oh yes!!!!!!! Give me more of that.
        Anybody miss George Bush yet?

 
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