Sign In | Create an Account | Welcome, . My Account | Logout | Subscribe | Submit News | All Access E-Edition | Home RSS
 
 
 

Cheers and jeers

December 28, 2013

CHEERS — To staying local for New Year’s Eve. Local residents won’t have to venture far to have a good time ringing in the new year. Several local public events are scheduled on New Year’s Ev....

« Back to Article

 
 
sort: oldest | newest

Comments

(29)

TiredOfTax

Dec-28-13 10:12 AM

JEERS to a resurgence. Remember the campaign speech that said al Qaeda is decimated and on the run? President pinocchio was re-elected using that line. (CNN) -- Two years after the end of the Iraq war, the U.S. State Department confirmed this week that it is providing the fragile country with sophisticated weapons and drones. Iraq needs help fighting against a growing and serious threat -- al Qaeda.

1 Agrees | 6 Disagrees | Report Abuse »

Hilltopper

Dec-28-13 10:52 AM

I agree that our government is slow and stingy when responding to a natural disaster, but that's only if the natural disaster occurred in the USA. There's something very wrong with that. Now, let me raise my glass. Cheers to all the do-gooders, seen and unseen, who contribute to the betterment of our area out of the goodness of their heart. Cheers to all who visit this site and post. May your New Year be healthy, happy, and fulfilling. Down the hatch!!

5 Agrees | 0 Disagrees | Report Abuse »

Hilltopper

Dec-28-13 5:20 PM

Cheers to the best Henry Ford qoute I heard this year, “Whether you think you can, or you think you can't--you're right.” Jeers to the worst quote, often attributed to Winston Churchill, "If you are not a liberal at twenty, you have no heart and if you are not conservative at thirty, you have no brain."

4 Agrees | 0 Disagrees | Report Abuse »

TiredOfTax

Dec-29-13 9:20 AM

"If you are not a liberal at twenty, you have no heart and if you are not conservative at thirty, you have no brain." Is far superior, it hurts no one to be conservative. It is the definition, to attempt to preserve things as they are, emphasizing stability and continuity, Liberalism on the other hand is what we have today, give and spend with no reasonable thought to payment. Politics is exactly like every day life. You spend foolishly, give away wealth with abandon and soon you end up with nothing to give. THAT is the direction Obama has taken us. His and his liberal friends have driven us to this point in time on their OWN without thought to payment, no thoughts whatsoever. I ask you once again, what is Obama, or the liberals greatest policy that has been passed in this tenure? Give me a good one as I would love to agree with you.

1 Agrees | 4 Disagrees | Report Abuse »

TiredOfTax

Dec-29-13 9:39 AM

Hey how about this one? A success all around I would say! NOT!!

1.1 million people enrolled in health care coverage through the federal marketplace between October 1 and December 24, the government announced Sunday. They only need 5.9 million in the next three to reach their minimum goal of 7 million by the end of March!

0 Agrees | 4 Disagrees | Report Abuse »

Hilltopper

Dec-29-13 1:47 PM

"Liberalism on the other hand is what we have today, give and spend with no reasonable thought to payment." Is this good or bad for the economy?

1 Agrees | 0 Disagrees | Report Abuse »

TiredOfTax

Dec-29-13 1:54 PM

Short term, very very short it has a bit of good. Long term it has catastrophic results. Sooner or later you must pay the bills and not simply kick it down the road. Our grandkids already have enough to pay for, we cannot add more to their plate. Not unlike fighting evil. The longer it goes on unchecked the larger the problem grows and the harder it is to control or end.

1 Agrees | 3 Disagrees | Report Abuse »

drugsrus

Dec-29-13 3:29 PM

Hill, you have to ask???? TOT is right. Try this -- some crazy bank gives you a credit card with a $50K limit. In the next month you buy a 80" 3D TV, a super king size sleep number bed, get the house resided, wrapped, and better insulated, get a new car and end up $5K over the limit. OOPS, then the bill comes in and you are broke. That credit line wasn't a gift, you spent somebody else's money that you somehow need to repay - BUT you can't.

1 Agrees | 2 Disagrees | Report Abuse »

taxtired

Dec-29-13 3:49 PM

Spend spend and then spend somemore. The government does it everyday and will never be out of dept.

2 Agrees | 1 Disagrees | Report Abuse »

Hilltopper

Dec-29-13 5:12 PM

When a welfare recipient has money on his benefit card is he more likely to spend it or save it? I thought spending was good for the economy. Too bad it’s our money he's spending. Ask the Walton family of Wal-Mart fame or Price Chopper's Neil Golub what they think of our welfare system. Are they liberal or conservative, or are they conservatives feeding off what you call a liberal agenda? If you think that the guy on welfare is the only one getting free money, look a little harder.

3 Agrees | 0 Disagrees | Report Abuse »

TiredOfTax

Dec-29-13 6:16 PM

So why go off on welfare? Why not the bailouts or the cash for clunkers or the shovel ready jobs? Why when someone calls for fiscal responsibility progressives pull out a viable needed plan (even with its waste). Tell me why do you feel that was what conservatives object to? It is not that simple, your answer was like the msnbc headline. Jump to the extremes every chance you get.

0 Agrees | 5 Disagrees | Report Abuse »

rschweizer

Dec-29-13 10:12 PM

drugsrus, are you dumb in real life or just in blogs? NO bank if offering credit limits of $80k today. None. Period. You may have a few that combined have a total limit of $80k or more, but one with $80 is unheard of. Banks learned their lesson on simple $20k cards from 2006 and before.

Secondly, the bank is a private entity. You aren't spending public money if you don't pay them back, no matter how you spin it.

2 Agrees | 0 Disagrees | Report Abuse »

drugsrus

Dec-30-13 12:13 AM

swizzer, are you telling me that scenario is an impossibility??? I just find that hard to believe. ....

and you say I'm dumb ? I swear that IF your brain was shoved up a gnats behind - it would look like a BB in a boxcar.

0 Agrees | 3 Disagrees | Report Abuse »

MrBoB51

Dec-30-13 7:30 AM

Rs, your opening sentence always ruins your posts.

1 Agrees | 1 Disagrees | Report Abuse »

MrBoB51

Dec-30-13 7:34 AM

Hill, about your good/bad question. That can only be answered by those who accept liberal/progressivism and the premise that Americans cannot do for themselves, they need a 'savior'. I don't.

1 Agrees | 2 Disagrees | Report Abuse »

TiredOfTax

Dec-30-13 1:48 PM

I agree Bob "Rs, your opening sentence always ruins your posts." BUT they do not get any more accurate as they blather on.

1 Agrees | 3 Disagrees | Report Abuse »

TiredOfTax

Dec-30-13 2:00 PM

Heat not a furnace for your foe so hot that it do singe yourself.

0 Agrees | 3 Disagrees | Report Abuse »

rschweizer

Dec-30-13 3:53 PM

TiredOfTax, thre wasn't anything un-truth about my comment. You just choose to ignore what is real so you can be in the opposition.

1 Agrees | 0 Disagrees | Report Abuse »

rschweizer

Dec-30-13 5:04 PM

Also, drugs, while we're at it, and since you want to totally forget reality for a bit, you should know that no one simply gets a loan of ANY amount without first having your credit run, at least as far as unsecured debt is concerned.

The problem isn't always with the people who THINK they can get a $200,000 home, rather with the banks who ALLOW them to on a $35,000 salary with 3.5% down and $20,000 in debt.

That, of course, is thanks to the Republican massive push to de-regulate the banking rules and relax the institution that was supposed to protect us from what happened.

Who needs rules, right?

1 Agrees | 0 Disagrees | Report Abuse »

drugsrus

Dec-30-13 5:46 PM

swizzer, you're just sooooo smart. I tried that once. I went into the bank and told them that the wife and I decided to raise our debt ceiling. I could stop by later, or sometime the next day to pick up the check. He told me that same thing about checking my credit and all. Earlier that day the gov't raised their debt ceiling and nobody thought anything of it. So who checked the gov't's credit. I'm just aksin' (and that's not a typo)

2 Agrees | 1 Disagrees | Report Abuse »

rschweizer

Dec-30-13 6:00 PM

drugsrus, yeah, your story is a fake, but thanks for playing.

1 Agrees | 0 Disagrees | Report Abuse »

MrBoB51

Dec-31-13 5:56 AM

Cheers Rs, like a good lib you're consistent at failing to be relevant, keep it up.

1 Agrees | 2 Disagrees | Report Abuse »

TiredOfTax

Dec-31-13 8:46 AM

I enjoyed the massive liberal push to bail out the banking industry, you know the ones that took a HUGE bailout, invested it wisely and came out with huge profits that gave every cent back to government with a profit! I am sure they are still laughing about that at the bank! Too bad it wasn't enough to offset the losses in green technology or Auto industry bailouts or...

0 Agrees | 2 Disagrees | Report Abuse »

TiredOfTax

Dec-31-13 8:52 AM

The Outstanding Public Debt as of 31 Dec 2013 at 01:49:51 PM GMT is: $17,235,638,689,890.27 The estimated population of the United States is 317,348,458 so each citizen's share of this debt is $54,311.40. The National Debt has continued to increase an average of $2.56 billion per day since September 30, 2012! WINNING! Just like Charlie Sheen's drug induced thoughts!

0 Agrees | 2 Disagrees | Report Abuse »

TiredOfTax

Dec-31-13 8:57 AM

JEERS to MANY MORE LAWS! Washington (CNN) -- Not everyone subscribes to a New Year's resolution, but Americans will be required to follow new laws in 2014. Some 40,000 measures taking effect range from sweeping, national mandates under Obamacare to marijuana legalization in Colorado, drone prohibition in Illinois and transgender protections in California.

0 Agrees | 2 Disagrees | Report Abuse »

Showing 25 of 29 comments Show More Comments
 
 

Post a Comment

You must first login before you can comment.

*Your email address:
*Password:
Remember my email address.
or
 
 
 

 

I am looking for:
in:
News, Blogs & Events Web