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KnoxGasPriceSpy

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Message Posted: Jul 31, 2012 2:50:56 PM

What is your opinion on Obama?
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Weaslespit
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Message Posted: Aug 22, 2014 8:33:43 AM

"Immediately After Giving Speech Condemning ISIS, President Obama Heads Over to the Golf Course"

Again, what is the problem here? Do you not understand the term 'vacation'? What are your expectations of the President here?

Oh, wait, I get it. You are just trying to get back at Liberals for lambasting W during Katrina - right? More of that 'eye for an eye' stuff?
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runningmp
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Message Posted: Aug 21, 2014 11:55:01 PM

President Obama had strong words for ISIS in a press conference Wednesday afternoon after their despicable beheading of American photojournalist James Foley. But his actions mere minutes later had many questioning his focus and resolve on tackling the terrorist threat.

Immediately After Giving Speech Condemning ISIS, President Obama Heads Over to the Golf Course

Some of his critics on this are supporters of him.

[Edited by: runningmp at 8/21/2014 11:57:16 PM EST]
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runningmp
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Message Posted: Aug 21, 2014 11:50:35 PM

The Department of Defense (DOD) violated section 8111 of the Department of Defense Appropriations Act, 2014 when it transferred five individuals detained at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, to the nation of Qatar without providing at least 30 days notice to certain congressional committees. Section 8111 prohibits DOD from using appropriated funds to transfer any individuals detained at Guantanamo Bay unless the Secretary of Defense notifies certain congressional committees at least 30 days before the transfer. As a consequence of using its appropriations in a manner specifically prohibited by law, DOD also violated the Antideficiency Act.

Department of Defense--Compliance with Statutory Notification Requirement
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KnoxGasPriceSpy
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Message Posted: Aug 21, 2014 3:25:04 PM

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Weaslespit
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Message Posted: Aug 21, 2014 3:14:12 PM

"spit... if he was out killing babies on vacation....lol...I believe you would defend him...;-]"

Hey, whatever he does on his personal time... <s>
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KnoxGasPriceSpy
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Message Posted: Aug 21, 2014 2:46:47 PM

spit... if he was out killing babies on vacation....lol...I believe you would defend him...;-]

[Edited by: KnoxGasPriceSpy at 8/21/2014 2:48:01 PM EST]
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Weaslespit
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Message Posted: Aug 21, 2014 1:33:13 PM

"James Foley by Islamist militants in Iraq, President Obama hit the golf course on Wednesday."""It is the seventh round of golf for the president during his vacation on the Massachusetts island, but the first round since Sunday. The president briefly flew back to Washington Sunday night for meetings at the White House, but returned on Tuesday to his vacation home.""

Wait - who again is criticizing the President for golfing while on vacation, yet still taking time to respond, as needed, while on vacation?

Just want to be clear here.
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reb4
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Message Posted: Aug 20, 2014 3:49:11 PM

"Weird, I don't see any mention of golfing here in this clear response..."

uh.....
Try this one Weasle.....


"By Justin Sink - 08/20/14 01:51 PM EDT
Shortly after delivering a statement denouncing the execution of American journalist James Foley by Islamist militants in Iraq, President Obama hit the golf course on Wednesday."""It is the seventh round of golf for the president during his vacation on the Massachusetts island, but the first round since Sunday. The president briefly flew back to Washington Sunday night for meetings at the White House, but returned on Tuesday to his vacation home.""



or .... this one....????


"“The president walked quietly into the cafeteria of the school, tieless but wearing a blue jacket,” read the latest White House press pool report. “Eric Schultz accompanied him. Obama stepped to a podium and delivered his remarks, then turned quietly and walked out of the room. The room was silent as he did.
“Afterward, the motorcade drove to the Vineyard Golf Club.”
According to the pool, former NBA star Alonzo Mourning?, Glenn Hutchins, and Cy Walker? are golfing with with the president Wednesday."





Fore......



[Edited by: reb4 at 8/20/2014 3:54:24 PM EST]
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Weaslespit
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Message Posted: Aug 20, 2014 2:50:39 PM

"He is completely out of touch. We are being invaded from the south, one of our own is beheaded on the internet, and he is playing golf."

Weird, I don't see any mention of golfing here in this clear response...
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rjhenn
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Message Posted: Aug 20, 2014 2:27:52 PM

StArrow68 - "We have common goals but there isn't any Leadership."

Much of that seems to be due to both sides subordinating those common goals to their own goals.
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Weaslespit
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Message Posted: Aug 20, 2014 1:24:16 PM

"Leadership is getting both sides to give up something to achieve common goals. We have common goals but there isn't any Leadership."

That isn't leadership... Leadership is convincing your constituents to give-up something to achieve common goals, not stir the pot and double-down in the trenches.
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StArrow68
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Message Posted: Aug 20, 2014 1:19:29 PM

Leadership is getting both sides to give up something to achieve common goals. We have common goals but there isn't any Leadership.
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Weaslespit
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Message Posted: Aug 20, 2014 11:59:04 AM

"By the time he leaves office he will have alienated friend and foe alike."

So then a truly bi-partisan effort, given W's foreign policy?
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therder
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Message Posted: Aug 20, 2014 11:10:52 AM

I didn't vote for him and don't like him as president, but at this point in his presidency, that is irrelevant. He is a lame duck president. His approval rating is in the dumpster. He is completely out of touch. We are being invaded from the south, one of our own is beheaded on the internet, and he is playing golf. Barack Obama is who he is, and he is not going to change. By the time he leaves office he will have alienated friend and foe alike.
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Message Posted: Aug 14, 2014 6:55:53 PM

He has no time for Iraq, he has to visit Martha.
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rjhenn
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Message Posted: Aug 14, 2014 5:27:46 PM

Or those who want to believe.
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Weaslespit
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Message Posted: Aug 14, 2014 4:42:47 PM

"Once more its up to a cartoonist to really convey the truth...."

It doesn't take much in the way of facts or reality to pander to those one is trying to reach...
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flyboyUT
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Message Posted: Aug 14, 2014 3:58:00 PM

Once more its up to a cartoonist to really convey the truth....
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KnoxGasPriceSpy
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Message Posted: Aug 13, 2014 4:23:57 PM

politics as usual....
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rjhenn
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Message Posted: Aug 13, 2014 3:29:25 PM

KnoxGasPriceSpy - "Grayson is just pandering for votes in the 9th district..."

Thank you for your support! 7;-]
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Weaslespit
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Message Posted: Aug 13, 2014 1:38:18 PM

"WE need leadership to handle world current problems!!"

Is there a problem with the ocean's currents? I hadn't heard...
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daylily2009
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Message Posted: Aug 13, 2014 11:09:19 AM

WE need leadership to handle world current problems!!
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KnoxGasPriceSpy
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Message Posted: Aug 13, 2014 10:51:02 AM

Grayson is just pandering for votes in the 9th district...
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Weaslespit
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Message Posted: Aug 12, 2014 1:54:46 PM

"Personally, I think our involvement should be limited to a little air support and arming the Kurds. And humanitarian aid, lest the Kurds be overwhelmed with refugees."

Agreed.
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rjhenn
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Message Posted: Aug 12, 2014 1:39:57 PM

runningmp - "Rep. Alan Grayson: American People Say, 'No'"

Grayson's a Democrat. Nobody here is going to believe anything he says, just because he's a Democrat.

Including "We left when the government of Iraq refused to extend the Status of Forces Agreement."

Personally, I think our involvement should be limited to a little air support and arming the Kurds. And humanitarian aid, lest the Kurds be overwhelmed with refugees.
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Weaslespit
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Message Posted: Aug 12, 2014 10:09:18 AM

"You weren't forced to vote for President Obama in 2012...you did that freely. Look at the candidates and vote accordingly. In 2004, when I lived in PA I voted against the Democrat and the Republican who were running. I voted third party."

Interesting though that you didn't say I wasn't forced to vote for W in '04 ;)

If the candidates are as poor as they have been from the major parties I just might vote Independent in '16 if there is a guy out there that I like.
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runningmp
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Message Posted: Aug 12, 2014 1:08:53 AM

Who is right on military intervention in Iraq: President Obama, or the American people? I say that it's the people.

A recent Pew Research Center poll asked Americans, "Do you think the U.S. has a responsibility to do something about the violence in Iraq?" "No!" said 55%. Fewer than 40% said yes. Most Democrats, Republicans and independents are opposed.

Rep. Alan Grayson: American People Say, 'No'
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runningmp
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Message Posted: Aug 12, 2014 12:50:14 AM

>>Weasle, Agreed! I had high hopes in '08 and was essentially forced into voting for him in '12 reminiscent of when I was forced to vote for W in '04...<<

You weren't forced to vote for President Obama in 2012...you did that freely. Look at the candidates and vote accordingly. In 2004, when I lived in PA I voted against the Democrat and the Republican who were running. I voted third party.
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rjhenn
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Message Posted: Aug 11, 2014 4:48:26 PM

johnsell - "President Who Pulled U.S. Troops Out of Iraq Says Idea He Pulled Troops Out of Iraq is 'Bogus'"

Well, he's got a point. Yes, he took credit for doing something that he really didn't have much of a choice on. So now you want to blame him for that same something that you wanted him to do then and that he really didn't have much of a choice on?
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Message Posted: Aug 11, 2014 4:46:26 PM

"You have to understand that if you seek that office, then you have to be prepared to give your life to it. Essentially, the bargain that I think every President strikes with the American people is, ‘you give me this office, then in turn my fears, doubts, insecurities, foibles, need for sleep, family life, vacations, leisure, is gone. I am giving myself to you.’"

Flashback: What Obama Said About Taking Vacations in 2008 Video is a Real Howler
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Weaslespit
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Message Posted: Aug 11, 2014 4:06:56 PM

"who in their right mind would want to be President?!!"

Agreed.

"Wow, this is getting scarey... I agree again... "

Lol, this is getting scary!
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worryfree
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Message Posted: Aug 11, 2014 3:58:16 PM

You get elected President. You are faced with a myriad of serious problems. No matter your solution about half the country will think you screwed up and half will think you did OK. Your hair turns prematurely gray. Who needs that?
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reb4
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Message Posted: Aug 11, 2014 3:34:04 PM

"who in their right mind would want to be President?!!"





Wow, this is getting scarey... I agree again... Which makes you wonder of anyone running for the position...
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johnsell
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Message Posted: Aug 11, 2014 3:14:51 PM

President Obama wants to be responsible for what makes him look good in a short term moment and conveniently shoves off the bad and real decision making on everything and everyone else.

President Who Pulled U.S. Troops Out of Iraq Says Idea He Pulled Troops Out of Iraq is "Bogus"
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Weaslespit
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Message Posted: Aug 11, 2014 1:24:18 PM

"I have to say I am much less enamored of him now than when I voted for him. But I doubt either of the Republican alternatives could have even done as well as Obama has done."

Agreed! I had high hopes in '08 and was essentially forced into voting for him in '12 reminiscent of when I was forced to vote for W in '04...
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Message Posted: Aug 10, 2014 12:19:01 PM

Things Obama has messed up on. Hard to choose when your limited to only 50.....

Worry - regarding your choices. Look at the experience in actually doing a job and managing a large company/organization and in fact governing a fractious state that Romney has done. Look at what Obama has done ---- community organizer and that is all his experience - oh yeah a state senator who was never able to make up his mind on how to vote on things it seems.

Obama will go done in history as possibly the least prepared president or least skilled president we have ever been saddled with. For sure he will go down in history as the least competent sad sorry useless waste of time we have ever had sitting in the Oval Office.
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runningmp
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Message Posted: Aug 10, 2014 12:39:55 AM

So worry, what about President Obama has made you less enamored about him?
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Troller_Diesel
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Message Posted: Aug 10, 2014 12:32:50 AM

Whenever Obama opens his mouth, you know he's lying.

Even when he says: "My fellow Americans..."
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StArrow68
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Message Posted: Aug 9, 2014 11:59:47 PM

Too late as usual and probably too little as well. When politicians play war, nothing good is likely to happen.
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worryfree
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Message Posted: Aug 9, 2014 5:49:01 PM

I have to say I am much less enamored of him now than when I voted for him. But I doubt either of the Republican alternatives could have even done as well as Obama has done. Geez what a world..who in their right mind would want to be President?!!
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KnoxGasPriceSpy
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Message Posted: Aug 9, 2014 5:26:56 PM

why is that rj..? he is only giving his opinion.... I respect that... I don't believe he's trying to bait anyone... sorry buddy.... (:

[Edited by: KnoxGasPriceSpy at 8/9/2014 5:27:55 PM EST]
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rjhenn
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Message Posted: Aug 8, 2014 2:16:51 PM

reb4 - "Not sure how much it helps, but seems better than letting slaughter go on.."

Watch it! Only unalloyed criticism of "Obummer" is approved of. They'll start calling you another "Obamatron".

[Edited by: rjhenn at 8/8/2014 2:17:30 PM EST]
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Weaslespit
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Message Posted: Aug 8, 2014 11:12:07 AM

"So then by definition every presidential executive order ever written was of exactly the same scope and effect."

Go through the list of past EO's from past President's - you will see many examples of large-scope initiatives - some even overturned by the SC as they overreached.

But that would be reality backed-up by facts which I doubt you are interested in as it doesn't support your anti-Obama narrative.

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Weaslespit
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Message Posted: Aug 8, 2014 11:09:33 AM

"With that being said I will be critical of a President regardless of his party."

Which is our right as Americans. Don't confuse 'respect' with 'blind adoration'...

"I do also WS, but it does mean one has to respect the current holder of that office."

It does. You can be critical without being disrespectful.
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runningmp
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Message Posted: Aug 8, 2014 12:18:10 AM

>>Weasle, I respect forum guidelines, as well as the Office of the President Of The United States Of America...<<

You can respect the office that they hold, but respect for the individual is earned. Anyone who has served in the military understands that. With that being said I will be critical of a President regardless of his party. I was just as critical of President Bush when he held the office. When he made the statement "Bring it On" I told guys I was stationed with at the time, the Iraq War is about to get very bloody an I was correct.
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reb4
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Message Posted: Aug 7, 2014 10:16:49 PM

Obama Authorizes Limited Airstrikes in Iraq if Needed



President Obama has authorized limited military air strikes and has also provided humanitarian aid droms.
Not sure how much it helps, but seems better than letting slaughter go on..
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jdhelm
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Message Posted: Aug 7, 2014 9:43:55 PM

oh what a joy to hear Donald Trump say to obama - "you're FIRED".

first job or not - actually, he shoulda been on a tentative probation period for like 6 months - and then let go.
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gas_too_high
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Message Posted: Aug 7, 2014 9:03:05 PM

My buddy SUVFan got an email that pretty well nails Obama's experience.

It read, "Please take it easy on Obama, after all it is his first job!"

GTH
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SAVMOR
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Message Posted: Aug 7, 2014 7:00:46 PM

<<I respect forum guidelines, as well as the Office of the President Of The United States Of America.>> I do also WS, but it does mean one has to respect the current holder of that office. Our country is in shambles because of this administration and the world is falling to pieces. I hope our next administration will be able to rescue our country from eight years of chaos and indecision.
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Scanman
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Message Posted: Aug 7, 2014 6:05:34 PM

There are many reasons,but I feel this imposter of a "president" needs to be taken away to a place where he can no longer damage the Country I knew and was proud of..
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