Are there no heroes left?

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We have a president who recess-appoints people when there is no full recess of Congress. We have a president who is going to cut our nuclear weapons to 300, and the Russians have 1,500. We have gas prices likely going to more than $4 a gallon this spring.

None of our representatives or senators, Democratic or Republican, stand up to him. We have no one in the Senate to stop unconstitutional appointments. We have no one in Congress to stop the disarming of America. We have no one to fight for the little guy who can’t afford to drive 50 miles a day to work when gas is $4 a gallon.

I guess there are no heroes anymore who will stand up to this president – and for our country!

Marion Shaw

Swainsboro

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fedex227
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fedex227 02/25/12 - 01:15 am
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You’re absolutely right!
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You’re absolutely right! Let’s put a halt to 30 months of economic growth. Stamp out the lowest tax rates American citizens have seen in the last 17 years. An end to the highest manufacturing numbers that this country has seen in the last 20 years. While we’re at it let nationalize the oil companies, if only for the fact that the United States currently exports more oil than it produces – damn the free market system. We’ll just take over those companies and tell them that whatever is produced here, stays here. The stock market has broken the 13,000 mark, signaling a restoration in retiree investments and confidence in the state of the economy. Someone please stop this President from engaging active terrorists that are a threat to our nation and do what’s really needed: bombing Syria and Iran. Heroes step forward, stop this Muslim fanatic from destroying our country and let us return to the real issues: the right to gun ownership, the subjugation of women in our society, and that ever-increasing threat from the gay community.

fedex227
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fedex227 02/25/12 - 01:24 am
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sri, meant to say the United
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sri, meant to say the United States currently exports more oil than it "imports." Interesting fact though you'd have to admit. Of course the only way around this would still be to nationalize and take control of the oil companies in the U.S., as they do in Saudi Arabia, Iran, and Venezuela.

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KSL 02/25/12 - 01:38 am
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Don't forget the record

Don't forget the record number receiving food stamps, increasing exporting of jobs overseas, the tremendous waste of taxpayer dollars for the green energy companies, many with connections-- the only thing green they accomplished was ripping off green.

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Techfan 02/25/12 - 03:26 am
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Like the billionaire Walton

Like the billionaire Walton family members who were the second largest investors in Solyndra, oops, they give millions to almost exclusively right wing causes, thinks tanks, PACS, and the GOP.

copperhead
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copperhead 02/25/12 - 04:42 am
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Techfan,the KEY word here is

Techfan,the KEY word here is GIVE! The waltons GIVE(voluntary) to certain causes because they want to GIVE! Not at all like hussein giving tax monies to his contributors. The waltons are giving away THEIR money and hussein is giving away MY money.

copperhead
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copperhead 02/25/12 - 04:47 am
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Techfan, maybe you can tell

Techfan, maybe you can tell us the advantages of stopping U.S. oil production and buying oil from chavez.

skeptic griggsy
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skeptic griggsy 02/25/12 - 06:03 am
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fedex and Techfan, why, here
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fedex and Techfan, why, here comes the LBGT community wanting their implicit Ninth and- Tenth Amendments rights!
How the liberty-denying Puritans would have set their familty values on slashing throats!
Comstock- he's dead and can do no further harm!

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Craig Spinks 02/25/12 - 06:24 am
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Mr. Shaw, No heroes? Look

Mr. Shaw,

No heroes?

Look around Swainsboro at the many Emanuel County Moms and Dads who are making the daily sacrifices necessary to rear their kids.

When you look toward DC for heroes, you're sure-as-**** looking in the wrong place.

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carcraft 02/25/12 - 08:54 am
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Yep Red ex, longest highest

Yep Red ex, longest highest unemployement in American history, largest deficits in American history, unbridled abuse of the costitution (how does the president have the power to order insurance companies to fund a service for free? Where in the constitution does Obama get the power to order you to buy a service or item? O well Hussain is great, let them eat cake!

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InChristLove 02/25/12 - 09:26 am
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fedex227, while economic

fedex227, while economic growth may be slowing coming back, it has not delivered the level of hiring needed for us to recover the ground lost during the recession. Even President Obama has acknowledged that many Americans find little comfort in the numbers because what we all like and want to hear is "you’re hired".

As an historical comparison of other postwar recession recoveries, we are not doing so well. Interesting information released on January 20 of this year.

http://www.cfr.org/geoeconomics/quarterly-update-economic-recovery-histo...

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bjphysics 02/25/12 - 09:55 am
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Carcraft: “Yep Red ex,

Carcraft: “Yep Red ex, longest highest unemployement in American history, largest deficits in American history, unbridled abuse of the costitution (how does the president have the power to order insurance companies to fund a service for free? Where in the constitution does Obama get the power to order you to buy a service or item?”

Great Depression (24.9% at peak, above 10% for 10 years)?

World War II (123% GDP)?

Is it Andrew Jackson?

In Worcester v. Georgia (1832), President Andrew Jackson openly defied a Supreme Court ruling--the first, last, and only time that any U.S. president has done so.

Is it the precedent set by the Militia Act of 1792?

“That every citizen, so enrolled and notified, shall, within six months thereafter, PROVIDE HIMSELF with a good musket or firelock, a sufficient bayonet and belt, two spare flints, and a knapsack, a pouch, with a box therein, to contain not less than twenty four cartridges, suited to the bore of his musket or firelock, each cartridge to contain a proper quantity of powder and ball…”

http://constitution.org/mil/mil_act_1792.htm

Or is it the precedent set by the act establishing the Marine Hospital Service?

“This government provided healthcare service was to be paid for by a mandatory tax on the maritime sailors (a little more than 1% of a sailor’s wages), the same to be withheld from a sailor’s pay and turned over to the government by the ship’s owner. The payment of this tax for health care was not optional. If a sailor wanted to work, he had to pay up.”

Congress Passes Socialized Medicine and Mandates Health Insurance -In 1798

http://www.forbes.com/sites/rickungar/2011/01/17/congress-passes-sociali...

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copperhead 02/25/12 - 10:56 am
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bjphysics,please tell us the

bjphysics,please tell us the advantages of stopping U.S. oil production and buying oil from chavez.

copperhead
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copperhead 02/25/12 - 11:00 am
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bjphysics,OR the advantages

bjphysics,OR the advantages of passing laws without knowing their content. Either or both.

dichotomy
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dichotomy 02/25/12 - 11:12 am
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We don't need heroes. We need

We don't need heroes. We need common sense and there is damned little of that out there nowadays. Certainly not with our current administration and not much with the current crop of opposition candidates. I am mortified that in an election year where we should be able to run a three legged dog that was trained to bark "cut spending" we have all of the front runners talking about abortion, birth control, and what they did 20 years ago.

Do we really think we can continue spend $1.40 for every $1.00 we take in?

Do we really think a nation can continue to exist where 50% of the people do not pay any taxes? What incentive do that half of the voters have to vote for policies that will control government spending? They have NO incentive to do that. We are doomed if we do not start making everyone pay some amount of federal income taxes. Arguing about tax rates on millionaires is a red herring since taking all of there income would not make a dent. Our only hope is to cut government spending and the only way that will happen is when 100% of the voters look at their pay stubs and see how much the government is costing them and they ain't getting any of it back when they file their taxes.

Was it really smart to cut "payroll taxes" which are really Medicare taxes, when Medicare is already broke, has to be paid, and will come out of the general fund and increase that $1.40 we are already spending for every $1.00 we take in.

Turning down the Canadian pipeline......just stupid.

Having 30 mandated blends of gasoline that costs us all an extra $1.00 a gallon. Surely in that 30 there is 1, ONE, that would be acceptable everywhere.

Wind, solar, and battery technologies are actually fairly mature and they have proven to be inadequate, inconsequential, not economically viable, and mostly useless. Yes, you can generate some electricity with a windmill but at what cost? Yes, you can buy a battery powered or hybrid car that might get you to the grocery store and back, but if you go any farther your gasoline engine kicks in and you are in an underpowered car that actually gets less overall mileage that some gasoline only powered vehicles. And again, at what cost? (Just a side note...have you heard a peep from the environmentalists about wind turbines killing 500,000 migratory birds a year?)

Did anyone actually believe we can have the government cover everyone with health insurance and the cost would go down and the quality would stay the same?

Did anyone believe we could extend unemployment up to 99 weeks and those people would actually look for work before the 99 weeks were up?

Notice that I have not mentioned abortion, birth control, the morning after pill, or gay marriage. There is a reason for that. All are legitimate philosophical and religious discussions but none have anything to do with the pending financial collapse of this nation.

Common sense people.....get some.

bjphysics
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bjphysics 02/25/12 - 11:15 am
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copperhead: “…please tell us

copperhead: “…please tell us the advantages of stopping U.S. oil production and buying oil from chavez.”

Is this like the Complex Question Fallacy, i.e., “have you stopped beating your wife”?

Your question presupposes that 1) somebody (I assume you mean Obama) wants to halt U.S. oil production and 2) the oil not U.S. produced would be replaced entirely or partially by oil Chavez controls.

Since you have offered no proof of items 1 or 2 your question is akin to:

“Please tell us the advantages of Obama processing Conservatives into Soylent Green using offshore Chinese plants.”

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Complex_question

copperhead
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copperhead 02/25/12 - 11:30 am
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bjphysics,i asked why you

bjphysics,i asked why you support hussein's edict that stopped U.S. deep water oil drilling and granted chavez deep water drilling and guarenteed that the U.S. Would be his(chavez's) best customer and what are the advantages FOR the U.S.

bjphysics
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bjphysics 02/25/12 - 11:32 am
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Prove it.

Prove it.

copperhead
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copperhead 02/25/12 - 11:33 am
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Liberals can dance around any

Liberals can dance around any issue!

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bjphysics 02/25/12 - 11:50 am
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Jon Lester 02/25/12 - 11:58 am
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You obviously haven't read

You obviously haven't read the "New START" treaty, because there is no plan to reduce our inventory to a mere 300. You need to take a little inventory of whose word you take without question, because you're being lied to, friend.

bjphysics
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bjphysics 02/25/12 - 12:21 pm
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Jon Lester: “You obviously

Jon Lester: “You obviously haven't read the 'New START' treaty, because there is no plan to reduce our inventory to a mere 300. You need to take a little inventory of whose word you take without question, because you're being lied to, friend.”

Are you sure grits cook faster on your stove than any place on the face of the Earth?

This article sources the 300 active warhead request to a recommendation from a DoD analysis paper authored by Air Force researchers. It concludes with the speculation that the 300 number is an opening bid with the expectation we will end up at 700-1000 active warheads.

“Obama May Ditch Most US Nukes”

Tagline: “Conservatives in Congress say the president's policy is "reckless lunacy"—but military strategists think it's smart.”

“According to a report this week from the Associated Press, President Obama is considering three proposals by the Pentagon to cut the number of deployed nukes. The biggest proposal would reduce America's active stockpile to just 300 to 400 warheads…”

“Will Republicans accede to a sweeping drawdown of US nuclear might? Beyond the knee-jerk emotions on top national security issues, there's an awful lot of defense pork—not just missiles, but also bombers, submarines, and scientific research—bound up in our nuclear program. That makes the most dramatic reduction scenarios highly unlikely to pass muster in Congress. But if the White House and Pentagon push one of their more modest proposals—cutting the number of bombs to, say, 700 or 1,000—that could represent a reasonable compromise that still offers compelling financial savings and progress toward greater global stability.”

http://motherjones.com/politics/2012/02/nuclear-weapons-reduction-obama

Conservative Man
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Conservative Man 02/25/12 - 12:55 pm
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"Are there no heroes left?".

"Are there no heroes left?".
I submit that there are millions of heroes. And we will vote on November 6th to remove this disaster of a President, and get this country and our economy back on track....

impossible
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impossible 02/25/12 - 01:59 pm
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Well said Dichotomy, at least
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Well said Dichotomy, at least until you put your blinders on as you wrote the last paragraph. The human dignity of man involves both body and soul and the survival of our country requires a moral electorate and, consequently, moral politaicians, especially in D.C.

If you can murder one class, you can murder all. Abortion kills a living person, not just some amorphous quality called "life." Unlike Romney, Santorum is a genuine conservative on all issues. I agree that he needs to speak out much more on the economic, national security, energy, Obamacare fronts than on the moral issues, but let's hope we can have it all. Regarding the assinine exemption of 50% from paying income taxes, all non-Obama candidates should be talking up a flat tax, with no loopholes except perhaps on mortgage interest, charitable deductions (to stave off the push for even more intrusive government interventins) and medical expenses.

impossible
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impossible 02/25/12 - 02:02 pm
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fedex227 Re you lead off
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fedex227 Re you lead off comment. There's an undeliverable package.

dichotomy
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dichotomy 02/25/12 - 03:37 pm
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impossible.......I do not

impossible.......I do not have blinders on. I merely live in reality and the reality is that all of those issues have been ruled on in the courts and ingrained in our culture for decades. No president, or any other politician can put them back in the bottle. I think anyone who insists that their presidential candidate vow to repeal abortion is the one with blinders on. That only serves to make a conservative candidate unacceptable to many Independent and undecided voters. While we have our candidates thumb wrestling over already decided issues this country is dying of a sucking chest wound.

I do believe that taxpayer funding of abortions, birth control, etc. is a legitimate discussion but certainly should not be one of the primary issues for this election. I think social conservatives need to learn that sometimes you can win by not calling so much attention to yourselves.

impossible
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impossible 02/25/12 - 04:43 pm
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Your last sentence is a
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Your last sentence is a pracatical observation.

Reality? Are you old enough to remember cesspools? Just because one fell into a cesspool, and the effluent has risen up to their chins is no reason to stop the accumulation or, better yet, pump out the entire mess.

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skeptic griggsy 02/25/12 - 06:03 pm
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bj and Jon, those folk depend
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bj and Jon, those folk depend on their well-trained eyes of bias so that the truth won't faze them. They think that such idiots like Limbaugh and Phil Schoofly tell the truth.

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carcraft 02/25/12 - 10:01 pm
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Here is a differant take on

Here is a differant take on Obama and Oil production with documentation of the source Fox News used. http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2012/02/24/obama-administration-seeks-cr... Doesn't seem to add up but Obama lies all the time so who really knows! It appears the increase in oil production is due to the fact that Bush INCREASED permits 70% over Clinton and now those permits are producing. Has little to do with Obama, but on this one Obama could correctly blame Bush!

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