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05/19/2013 9:51:02 pm
Obama has learned what Bush knew – the lamestream media are sheep and more concerned about corporate profits than pursuing investigative journalism. It is unbelievable what a President can get away with. And I am not talking about personal affairs and that kind of sophomoric ilk. I am talking about serious stuff like lying us into a needless and financially destructive war. Ignoring the Geneva Convention and...
05/19/2013 6:09:44 pm
I have met some people on the trail who certainly have means and have traveled a long ways to fly fish a very particular pond for example or they are just hiking etc., I do think there is untapped potential there, but I honestly don't have any good ideas for how to really get at it? After a weekend or longer of backpacking, I am tired, the last thing I want to do on the way home is stop and shop somewhere, I...
05/19/2013 6:06:51 pm
I don't live in the park and I backpack, hike and canoe on a regular basis. I don't spend much on tourist crap, but knuckle makes an excellent point. I will buy something of value once and a while I also try to buy my camping gear locally, which is not cheap. (well its cheaper than a lot of other stuff, but it is expensive for me).
05/19/2013 6:03:55 pm
But he won't be impeached and the Republicans should let that go unless there is truly something leading straight and clear to the White House. For example if it can be shown Obama personally knew about and ordered the IRS to investigate and hold up tea party tax status reviews. Other than that it is a political loser, the US public has impeachment fatigue. Clinton WAS impeached and the public blamed the GOP...
05/19/2013 6:00:37 pm
I kind of agree although I think there still may be more to come out. As far as the "crazy" goes, the issue of the IRS investigating and targeting conservative groups has been brought up for at least a year in the conservative blog world, but of course was ignored by mainstream media. What else has been ignored? I totally agree comparisons to Adolf Hitler are truly crazy and very wrong. Comparisons...
05/19/2013 3:21:22 pm
Brian, You mention Republicans by name in four of the six points you laid out. That said, isn't Obama responsible for anything? Who is running the government? Certainly Republicans aren't cooperating, but why should they? There are fundamental differences between the two parties and our system of government ensures that one party generally can't get too far down a radical road without the other...
05/19/2013 2:23:50 pm
Also, to add to my prior post, the labor force participation rate has declined from 65.7% to 63.3% over the last four year, a decline of 2.4 percentage points. If that decline had not taken place and the population represented by the 2.4 percentage point decline was still looking for work, the unemployment rate would be approximately 9.9%, instead of the current 7.5%....
05/19/2013 2:07:34 pm
Brian Mann says: May 19, 2013 at 9:00 am Scratchy – President Obama’s most loyal base is the African American community, where unemployment (especially long-term unemployment) is highest – above 13% and that probably understates the problem. For the rest of the US, unemployment has dropped to just over 6%. So the politics of the economy right now lean heavily in Obama’s favor. The people who are suffering...
05/19/2013 10:08:44 am
Here's <a href='http://www.cbc.ca/quirks/popupaudio.html?clipIds=2385860929' rel="nofollow">the interview</a> from this Saturday's Quirks and Quarks.
05/19/2013 9:00:46 am
Scratchy - President Obama's most loyal base is the African American community, where unemployment (especially long-term unemployment) is highest - above 13% and that probably understates the problem. For the rest of the US, unemployment has dropped to just over 6%. So the politics of the economy right now lean heavily in Obama's favor. The people who are suffering the most are the ones who, as I...
05/18/2013 9:23:23 pm
Timmins, Shania Twain's home turf. Gold was mining was popular there and there is some cobalt. The mine I am familiar with that is there(Kidd Creek) is the core of an old volcano from which they mined copper, nickel and zinc, maybe other stuff. Ore body was discovered in late 50's and after surface mining as far as possible they started working from a shaft, last I knew, 25 years ago. Wikipedia says...
05/18/2013 8:39:00 pm
One of the fundamental narratives of conservatives is that "government cant do anything". This is exactly the defense of that that IRS is claiming, but the Republicans are having none of it.
05/18/2013 6:18:22 pm
Nice analysis, but it's all about point #6. If the economy holds up, Obama wins. If the economy folds, it's over. It would be about the same with or without the scandals.
05/18/2013 5:41:12 pm
Why is it always about the Republicans? We have a Democrat President and the scandals are coming out of his administration. Is it possible Obama is responsible for something? Anything?
05/18/2013 5:14:36 pm
of the trifecta, I get the sense that the Republicans are really only interested now in the IRS part. Theyve been banging the Benghazi thing for close to a year now and even they must be getting bored with it. They dont seem to have any interest at all in the AP scandal. The IRS scandal though is perfect for them - taxes, conspiracy, impeach obama etc. The rest of us citizens may not care too much (although if...
05/18/2013 3:30:10 pm
I just have to respond to two of your main points: "4. Liberals got no place to go." Which is part of the problem with our country's dysfunctional two party duopoly. Both parties assume that their bases have "no place to go" and people have been brainwashed into thinking they must vote for one of the two main parties. our democracy would be a lot healthier if we had a multiparty...
05/18/2013 3:10:36 pm
Timmins> Isn't that were they used to mine asbestos, and maybe still do?
05/18/2013 1:59:29 pm
soon it will be summer vacation time in DC, with nothing settled. way to go, mission accomplished
05/18/2013 10:05:20 am
The problem with the the trifecta of scandals is that they don't affect the average person. I think this is why the average person couldn't care less. Benghazi is fast approaching 9 months old. AP? The press is not well liked, so who cares but the press. The IRS thing? While no one likes the IRS - surprise, surprise - many people feel there are too many not for profits (a joke if there ever was one with...
05/18/2013 9:20:23 am