I get the impression they were only calling people in the bigger cities...
No Farmall, they were calling on locals in this city.
They certainly didn't ask me.
We've a dirty socialist as president who's quickly and effortlessly steering this poor little country into ruin, and there's nothing we can do about it now.
Hang on tight, boys, it's going to be a rough ride.
I guess the poll takers did not figure they would have to ask certain people to begin with. Second, you can call our President what you like, but he his still your President too. If indeed you feel he is steering this this poor little country into ruin, I am sure the last driver that got us here this far left in January of this year. Hang on guys I expect a smooth ride.
40% of people polled want a state income tax? Yeah right. I think the veracity of the poll might be questionable.
It could be and could not be payback, however, I am confident that the President will bestow on us eight years. So get used to the idea, and I feel nothing but love for you serr8d, because I can see the hatred in your words of expressions. The last administration left us in a mess that I do not think you would have been qualified to take care of.
And Baracky is qualified? He has a booming voice and the Saul Alinsky narrative. He's the farthest left this country has ever had as president; he promised vacuous and undefined 'CHANGE' without giving a velocity or direction. His intent is to turn this nation Euro-socialist. You show me which socialist state has prospered.
Hate, me? Love it when someone seeks to peer into my soul. There's no hate, BB, there's dread and regret. But I'm certainly not one to pull my punches either. I won't be silent, that's for sure. Not when a dirty socialist is raping the nation I love.
Ban a state income tax, where does it say want a state income tax?
I will stand my ground too, however, before you start throwing punches, make sure you know the facts. This President is new and this mess we are in started before he took office. He may or may not do things to suit you or anyone else, but I truly was not up for another past eight years. Yes, I really can not tell where the last eight helped us at all. The real thing is instead of the big rich people making money off the poor, it is definitely time for the poor to start keeeping some of their hard earned wages. If you truly feel the country is going to hell, there is always home on land abroad. The retirement, social security and 401's were in trouble berore January 20,2009. If you love this nation, be more supportive and help on a positive note. Do not set back and blow unwanted hot air.
I can not believe that we encountered the true facts of not upholding the Geneva laws that we as America know of today. We tortured and interrogated criminals against our beliefs and our leaders let it happened.
CHANGE starts with everyone, not with selected inviduals whose minds are already deterioated and on the path of division.
BB. Just to note. The 40% figure is in the article and as to Obama being new and the mess having started before he took office, kindly note the fact that Obama was a sitting senator for 4 years prior to being sworn in as POTUS. He did NOTHING nor attempted to propose ANY legislation to alleviate the mess this nation is in. He did NOTHING but run for a new job instead of doing the job he had. He can take his lame excuses that he inherited the problems and shove them. He was PART of the problem and is dishonest to not take any responsibility for it.
thank you serr8d for some sense
comrade barrettbear 8 posts? being strongly opinionated doesn't make u right
March 03, 2009 at 10:29pm
Since the poll says that 53% of Tennesseans approve of the job Obama is doing and that the margin of error is 4%, it is just as likely that only 49% approve.
Also note that they are comparing a poll of Tennesseans (53%) to the percentage of votes received (42%). This is a bogus comparison since one group was registered voters only and the other is not.
The most astonishing part of this survey is that 61% are impressed with the ethics of this administration. Apparently, a lot of people really admire all of those tax evaders that Obama has picked to be in his cabinet.
I guess if Our President did nothing before, he would not be the only one who was sitting back and let this country dive into the mess we are in. I feel like some of you are haters because he was elected. I just wonder how many of you guys out there would be qualified to be President and do the job that the position entails. Some of you talking probably do not have apot to piss in or a window to throw it out. I believe that the day is here and change is on the way. If you dislike our new commander in chief and think our country is falling apart, there are other places in the far flung corners of the world to live and you might be well suited to be there.
Being opinionated can not make me wrong either.
I'm with you barrettbear!!! Tori, you say that President Obama was a Senator for four years and did nothing nor attempted to propose any legislation..... Well, what about the other 49 Senators as well as the House members who contributed to the mess this country is in?? Are you saying that McCain/Palin would have done a better job? Remember, McCain was a Senator as well, however, he did very little or nothing at all to help. I didn't agree with a lot of the things that President Bush did while he was in office, however, I didn't openly bash him when I didn't agree. My question to all that disagree with President Obama is this, what are YOU doing to help????
Any poll taken at this early juncture isn't worth the time or the effort put into conducting it. The real answer is another year down the road, when this massive spending of our, our children's and our grandchildren's money along with a $1,000,000,000.00 per day interest payment (yeah, that's billion and if you don't believe it, look it up for yourself) catches up with us. And make no mistake, it WILL catch up with us. Then take your poll and see how happy people are.
I was not a Bush supporter, but I really did not understand how so many people really hated him. Especially since he was alomst as liberal as the people that hated him. McCain was a joke, but this buffoon we have now will be lucky to last four years. And now I am beginning to understand the hatred the liberals had for Bush.
I really question polls. I deal with people on a regular basis and I am shocked at how few people actually understand the political process. There are plenty of people that just regurgitate what they have heard on the local news or from Rush without really stopping to think for themselves. How can anyone be confident right now? Whether you voted for Pres. Obama or not, we should all lack confidence in what is going on in this country.
What did people expect? The man has been in office all of 42 days. He stepped into a mess bigger than any of us anticipated. We had 2.5 months of no action from our preious President leading up to the new administration. So tell me, what has he done that is so terrible in his short amount of time? And more importantly, instead of sitting here complaining about everything, if you have ideas as to how to turn this economic mess around, how about writing your state representative and becoming more involved in the political process? Oh wait, it is much easier to monday morning quarterback from the sidelines. The amount of debt the american public now holds is equal to our GNP. The last time this happened was just before the great depression. Greed has put us here. Lack of regulation has put us here. And it did not happen over night. The fix is going to be painful and yes, costly. If anyone thinks otherwise, you're living in fantasy land. Our country can't just file bankruptcy and start over like people do. You can expect this to take at least the next four years. Maybe even longer. It always takes less time to make a mess than clean one up. Instead of sitting here spouting your rhetoric and hate speak, get involved. Find out how you can make a difference in this community.
March 04, 2009 at 11:03am
serr8d, what was Joseph McCarthy like in real life? Sounds like you two were tight back in the day.
Plus, as for saying Obama is raping your beloved country, grow up. Bush and Cheney did nothing for eight years but jump the General Lee over the bill of rights.
P.S.-have fun being right all of the time.
March 04, 2009 at 12:08pm
Um, who had control of the Senate during the Bush presidency? The ignorant sit there now blaming the last presidency for where our country is now, however it takes more than a president to ruin a country.
Obama makes no sense when he speaks out of both sides of his mouth. He says he "gets it", but then says "I'm going to do this anyway" as he leads our country further into debt with the reasoning that it will pull usout of debt. Not wise, but idiotic.
It sickens me to be forced to participate in something I do not agree with. However, I am doing what I can about it. I'm not in debt (almost done with the mtg. too!) and I'm teaching others to be free from the slavery of it.
No Empire on Earth will last. This one is surely coming to an end.
Don't you all think the most serious threat to a Country is the wide devision and intolerance of its citizens? A divided Nation is wounded and weakened, in my humble opinion. I think we need a completely new political party that will reunited these great states of ours. All this childish bickering is clouding our vision of any prosperity or peace that our founding fathers had intended.
Talk about national debt, ours, our childrens and our grandchildrens money and the future thereof, wasted money was spent waging a war we had no business being in. We were there for obvious reasons. One thing I learned a few years ago, we not only have terrorists abroad, we have them in our own country. They are known as homegrown terrorists. Example: Oklahoma City. I really do not think a regulated stimilus package on the economy is the fuel on the fire, it might be a sheet to cover you.
You folks rare back with all this name calling, however, I am sure our Presidents will call on you because you are at the top of the most unimportant people saved on his Blackberry Phone.
How is Bush responsible for Obama's trillion dollar poltical pork plan, which cost more than all 7 years of Bush's wars?
How is Bush responsible for Obama's ~$trillion TARP II. Obama just poured another $30 billion into AIG on top of the $85 billion Bush gave them with the complicity and insistence of the democratic congress (for a total of $150 billion).
No liberal needs to be wailing about deficits because nobody but Obama, Reid and Pelosi has borrowed 80% of GDP since WWII. This kind of spending is unsustainable without serious tax increases across the board. The "rich" Obama is so intent on punishing can't pay it all no matter how you add it up.
Instead of unnecessary spending on wars then Bush should have been more focused the economy, especially when gas prices were so high. Then our new administration would not be pouring money into an economy that was weak from the start. Why not let the rich pick up the tab, they made their money the last eight years. The poor were taxed enough last go around. The last bailout under the Bush administration was handed out unregulated and where is that money at now? Pork, beef, chiken or lamb, change has come, get used to it.
March 04, 2009 at 10:26pm
Bush may have spent a lot, but at the rate he is going, Obama will probably surpass Bush's spending within his first year. He's going to give everyone cradle to grave health care, free abortions on demand, free college, etc., etc. Oh, yeah, and he's going to cut the deficit in half within 4-5 years and he's going to give tax cuts too. Remember, the Easter bunny is real too.
You have to spend some to get things going again. The money being spent to revive the economy is critical. That way MTSU can keeep their classes and professors, our roads can be fixed, jobs are created, etc. and people will have health insurance. The bailout money will be regulated, unlike the last one. You guys talk about the money Obama will spend, however the deficit was mounting under the last abministration. The oil companies and wall street was pocketing money while the midddle class, poor and business was losing. If you were smart, why do you not run for office and see if you can patch this mess up. If I were you I would look for a tree to hang out in, that is where you might be at home.
I paid my 30 year mortgage off in less than 5 years. For the next 8 years I plan on investing. Then retiring before 50. I keep hearing that credit is the life blood of business and the market. If you save up and buy what you need with your own money then you have no debt problems. This county and the rest of the country would learn to do that then there would be no crisis. Of the last 22 recessions we have had how many involved the government stepping in and attempting to change things. The answer is one, and that was the great depression. Hold on because we may be in for a real ride.
Alot of these problems came about when the Dems took control of Congress two years ago. Don't blame the President for the problems when most of the problems come out of Congress.
Yes Farmall now I agree with you, and even though I have cycled through this article with the responses, I can say that Obama will not be right about everything all of the time, but be positive and support him when possible. You know, I did not agree with Bush all of the time,yet after 9/11, I felt safer and secure, especially when flying. There, problems arise and either the Democrats are wrong, the Republicans are wrong and sometimes both parties are wrong. In the end here I hope that we as a one can come together and be the United States of America.