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Poll Shows Americans ‘Ashamed’ At Politicians’ Performance

June 10, 2010 by  

Poll shows Americans 'ashamed' at politicians' performance With the primary season in full swing, and with the race for Congress in November heating up, the tone of the United States political discourse has sharpened, and most Americans find this troubling, according to a recent public opinion survey.

Commissioned by the Center for Political Participation at Allegheny College, the poll found that although an overwhelming number of Americans want civility and compromise in politics, they believe that these values are not reflected in today’s political environment.

In particular, when asked if Americans should be proud or ashamed of the way elected officials handled the healthcare reform, 69 percent said "ashamed" and only 21 percent said "proud."

"We’ve taken a good look at what folks think about the political process and there is deep disappointment," said Daniel M. Shea, Allegheny College political science professor and the study’s lead author.

"Our study should be seen as a wake-up call for elected officials, media commentators and radio talk show hosts: Clean up your act—and fast," he added.

The survey found that individuals who follow political news on a regular basis are four times as likely to say that the tone of political discourse has gotten worse than those who pay only modest attention. ADNFCR-1961-ID-19825678-ADNFCR

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  • angel-wanna-be

    Me, Ashamed of our politicians?, How’s ’bout down right disgusted!!__None of them know how to do anything, without involving a kickback or wearing a “what’s in it for me” hat. I’m sick with the whole damn lot of them! They’ve got everything in and around our lives, so freakin’ taxed and regulated, this Country is barely recognizable! They can’t do anything without lobbyists, forming another committee, or adding additional taxes and more regulation. America should be in real fine shape, come 2011, when the Bush tax cuts expire. The only jobs that aren’t in jeopardy, is Government jobs!_ Obambi got us right where he wants us, right by the family jewels and squeezin’!
    I trust Washington, ’bout as much as, I’d trust standing in a nest of rattlesnakes, banking on the odds of not getting bit. You can’t see the half descent politicians, for the sea of corruption. Problem is there isn’t enough of good politicians, those who’ll break out a baseball bat and beat there way through, all the political correct crowd, to get something done!__Pansy azzes!

    • WarriorH

      Tell us how you really feel!

      • angel-wanna-be

        LOL

      • http://?? Joe H.

        WarriorH,
        I think it was stated very well!!! No doubt left!

        • WarriorH

          My opinion is “Ashamed” is being too lenient. How about downright “Disgusted and appalled”?

          • angel-wanna-be

            WarriorH, I was being a nice, what I say here in my own home, wouldn’t sound so nice!__LOL

          • http://?? Joe H.

            WarriorH,
            See, I knew Angel Wanna Be was being nice!!!! It could have gotten a whole lot worse but manners and deportment!!!

      • http://www.not-today.com Pete G

        NO!
        If I told you how I really feel I’d be in violation of the rules for posting here and probably arrested for practicing free speech!

    • Shasta

      Amen angel, IM SICK OF OUR ENTIRE GOVERNMENT, ASHAMED? YOU BETCHA!
      America, HOME OF THE SUCKERS!!!!!!

    • JeffH

      angel-wanna-be, there’s gonna be some changes ’round here come November. You expressed what most of us hink, but much nicer. I think it’s time to “kick some asses” out of our government.

      • WarriorH

        Now that’s “Change” I can believe in!

    • rlm

      I am so sick of this administration,can not wait for Nov 2nd to get here. Obama does what he wants to do, sliping through all kinds of bills by any way he can and be damned with the people. He does not care what we think. He would like to be dictator.
      A black minister in New York city says he has the proof that obama never attended Columbia university when he says he attended. Doctor James David Manning pastor of World Missionary Church was a councilor at Columbia, and counciled many students their in 1980-1992 and no one ever heard of obama. Over 400 students were interviewed durning that period and no one ever heard of obama or Barry Soetoro-obama previous name.This minister has filed a lawsuit! He says he will prove thatobama never attended this college. You can look the name of this minister and see whats he says
      I have been a democrat all my life and not proud of it and will never be one again.
      Disgusted

  • angel-wanna-be

    LOL!

    • bud

      We’ve turned into flock of sheeple.

      • http://?? Joe H.

        bud,
        ewe speak for yourself, bud!!!

        • JeffH

          LOL!

          • http://?? Joe H.

            JeffH,
            It was easy, really! I just thought of the old newspaper comic, Mutton Jeff!!!! (mutt and jeff)

        • angel-wanna-be

          JoeH, Your BAAAAAAAA_D!

          • http://?? Joe H.

            angel,
            it’s good to be BAAAAAAAAD!!!!

  • Robin from Arcadia, IN

    Those who don’t follow the political agenda in our country are those who agree with what is going on. Our country is in a terrible way. The corruption on both sides, Republican and Democrat is not to be believed! We need to get back to basics, to what the Constitution was founded on! I have not always been one to follow politics closely, but I am more informed now that ever before. Maybe it all happened when I figured out that my ideals and standards followed the Republican party much closer than the Democratic party. And now I am finding I am getting a little closer to the Libertarians! At this point, I am not sure I changed or the parties changed!

    • kate8

      No kidding. We just had our primaries here in CA, and the mud-slinging and fact-twisting was so bad, so distorted, that I had no idea how to vote. I did the best I could, but I certainly did not feel confidant in my choices.

      The propositions were written in such a way that you really didn’t know what you were voting for there, either.

      Things have got to change.

      • angel-wanna-be

        kate8, things are NOT gonna change, until the mindset changes. Politicians have got to stop the lies and thinking about themselves, and care enough to get this Country and what she stands for back on her feet!__Your right__Just who in the hell do you believe?

  • Al Sieber

    I’m darn right pi$$ed off at them, they don’t represent us any more, just their selfish greed, lining their pockets. they just gave themselves another raise last week. they’re traitors to the American people and should be imprisoned at best. every govt. servant should serve 4 terms, 1 in office and 3 in prison, and I’m being kind.

    • bud

      I’m sure, if most of these guys were really investigated, they would be in jail before being elected. Where do thier election funds come from?

      • bud

        Oh bye the way. I am a 60 year-old Vietnam vet that lives on a VA disability penson that is less than $1000.00 per month. Mr. Odamit didn’t see fit to give us or those on Old Age Assistance the proposed 3.5% raise last year. He says the cost of living hasn’t risen and there was no inflation. I wonder what planet this fool is on? Oh, I forgot, he gets everything free dosen’t he? He probably wouldn’t notice anyway.

        • s c

          Bud, thank you for your service to this nation.
          It seems safe to say that the ‘best and the brightest’ slime who demanded sacrifices from our military in Vietnam (with little or no recognition for that effort) are still in control of the White House and our ‘expeditions’ in Iraq and Afghanistan.
          Obummer, the non-leader, would be a much better man if he’d been in the military for at least 2 years. Of course, the needs of the military would have come before Obummer’s schemes, and he would have not appreciated being on KP duty for 3 months or longer.
          His insufferable arrogance would have been dealt with immediately. He would have been exposed to the military version of a fair redistribution of sweat, fresh air, sunshine, sore muscles and in being rewarded based upon his physical performance.
          Where was the draft when we (and Obummer) really needed it?

    • William L. Turner

      Yes put all these politicians in prison for life. They are all traitors.

  • Earl, QUEENS, NY

    On CNSnews.com (Pelosi Speaks Over Heckling by Liberal Activists: ‘I’m Used to Noise’ Wednesday, June 09, 2010) we can see that even Pelosi is not liberal or socialist enough for some drones or liberal morons. However, this should be a message to the majority of Americans, who are moderate to conservative leaning. The fact is – the drones and liberal diehards will still vote for Pelosi and her democraps!! They won’t vote for republicans/conservatives just because a democrap is not as leftwing as they’d like. Therefore, why do so many voters on our side vote for democraps, or don’t vote at all, merely because a GOP nominee is not as conservative as we’d like?? Based on a ratings index printout I have, the GOP (with a few exceptions) is more conservative than all democraps in Congress. As The Great One pointed out on the radio last night, it’s better to vote for a moderate republican than a Marxist!! I AGREE!! It’s the only way to save America!! WAKE UP AMERICA!!

    • GregS

      Earl, I totally agree with you on this. What worries me about the November elections is that there will be a lot of conservatives who will not vote at all in some of the races, because it will be a choice between a RINO and a liberal Democrat. As a result many seats in Congress will virtually get handed over on a silver platter to liberal Democrats, because not enough conservatives will have voted in those races to defeat them. Furthermore, there won’t be enough votes to override Obummer’s veto of any attempted repeal of ObummerCare. I think the liberals/socialists are counting big-time on this!

      As I’ve said in previous posts, ALL conservatives need to unite on ONE issue in November: OBUMMERCARE! It has to be stopped ASAP! The longer it’s allowed to hang over this country, the harder it will be to repeal.

      If only a RINO, who will vote to stop ObummerCare, is running against a liberal Democrat, in any race that I vote in, I will vote for the RINO in a heartbeat! That said, if a third-party conservative shows up, and has a good chance of winning, I will vote for the conservative, but ONLY if he/she has a good chance of winning. I would NEVER vote for a conservative who would only split the vote against the RINO, therefore causing the Democrat to win.

  • JC

    Ashamed is what you might be when your kid wears his pants around his ass in public. Or your 15 y/o daughter is pregnant.
    But when you’re being robbed blind and having your rights relegated into oblivion…”ashamed” doesn’t even begin to cover it.

  • Joyce

    One Big Ass Mistake America

    Why are our elected officials in Washington, DC sitting on their duffs, doing nothing to remove the illegal alien in the White House.

    Instead of demanding that he prove his eligibility for the position, we should be demanding proof that he is even an American citizen, which is very doubtful! Where he was born does not matter. It is already known that his father was Kenyan and in all probability, he was adopted by the man his mother married, both of which means he is not a citizen of the United States of America.

    Why else would he have been attending school under his step-father’s
    surname?????????????????

    • angel-wanna-be

      Joyce, yeah that, and the fact that he spent, what is it 1.3 million(correct me if i’m wrong) to hide his history. So what else is he hiding?

      • TIME

        Angel,
        I believe the cost is now just to Perkins & Cole $2.150.000.00 million, as to the DOJ as we can’t get the cost figures but with the average pay for Lawyers there at $175K per year and about 2 thousand hours of work (( just this year )) let alone last year, I would figure double the number to P&C. Oh and by the way thats Tax payers money!

        By the way thats “the people he works for,” as in he is using our money to shield or protect himself from US.
        Now hows that for just way to slick for oil?

        • angel-wanna-be

          TIME, We really got screwed with this bunch in the WH Time, what the Liberals can’t pay to hide, they destroy.__I’m just sick about it. But not near ready to give up!

  • s c

    Any American who can’t take a hard look at politicians (especially this traitorous bunch of criminals) is someone who doesn’t have the guts to take a hard look in a mirror. For many years, Washington (Congress in particular) has been a twisted combination of organized CRIMINALS and TRAITORS.
    These human slimers have egos the size of China (some of them don’t hesitate to take money from China, either). They think they’re above the law. They do damned little that’s good for America. The upper-level losers (pelosi comes to mind), are so out-of-touch that they are in dire need of mental competence exams. Some are borderline crazies, and the rest line their pockets and expect US to like it.
    Mere words can’t properly express the true non-worth of these septic tank dwellers. They do NOT deserve to live here. They do NOT deserve retirement. What they deserve they wouldn’t like. May they live long enough to get the JUSTICE they deserve from the country they have raped and pillaged. Prison is FAR too good for them.

    • WarriorH

      Pelosi is beyond belief as witnessed by her diatribe explaining about “The Word”! That was truly a classic.

      • kate8

        Warrior, wasn’t that amazing. I kept expecting a bolt of lightning to come out of the sky…

        • angel-wanna-be

          OMG, I damn near spit my coffee, all over the kitchen table, when I saw her put on that act!!!_That was ridiculous!!

          • Dave

            She didn’t say “The Word” She said “Dabird”! And Dabird is a word…and Dabird posted towards the bottom of the string.

  • f a

    Americans should be ‘ashamed’ of their own performance, or lack thereof, not of the politicians’ performance. They are doing everything right, according to their corporate Constitution. (“Act of 1871″) Americans have been too busy watching American Idol, or March Madness, or Jesse James/Sandra Bullock to notice or care about what is going on. Our liberties, explained in the Constitution ‘for’ the United States of America, have been slowly strangled by laws and other legislation passed by the board of directors of USA, Inc., allowed by the Constitution ‘of’ the UNITED STATES OF AMERICA! The power limitation of the Federal Government, defined by the ORIGINAL Constitution, was swept away with the Act of 1871.
    No, they were doing a right fine job of taking care of themselves, running the corporation that is US, giving OUR wealth to the central bankers (so the bankers will be pleased and reward them), until just recently. Some average, everyday folks started to wake up, listen, and wonder what was/is going on.
    No one elected to Federal office will be able to change the corporate mission statement, until that mission statement is exposed and thrown out, and replaced with the true Constitution FOR the United States of America.

    • JB

      yOUR RIGHT WE ARE THE PROTECTORS OF OUR CONSTITUTION. WE SHOULD HAVE DRAGGED THEM OUT OF THEIR OFFICES WHEN THEY SIGNED NAFTA – DRAG THEM ALL OUT AND TRY THEM FREEZE ALL THEIR ILLEGITIMATE BANK ACCOUNTS END THE DAY OF THE ELITES………….

  • Norman

    This one gets my goat. Our polticians have sold up down the river. Exported jobs, imported people and they want us to pick up the tab. We have paid their retirement well while our retirement was put on hold.They are the elitiest and we are the slaves. We’ve got to cut their salaries and benefits to a reasonable amount. They are trampling on us big time. Playing us for the suckers we are. They will all be telling BIGGER LIES between now and election time. BEWARE. They LIE.Always have, always will. We have to get a handle on big government.Speak out. Vote. Stir the pot.

    • JB

      THEY WILL SOON LOSE EVERYTHING JUST READING THE BLOGS AMERICANS ARE SICK AND TIRED OF THEM. THE ARE TRYING TO BECOME A 4TH REICHT THEY NEVER LEARN FASCISM IS INSANITY AND WILL ALWAYS FAIL.

  • Norman

    And while we’re on the subject, it’s very possible that this whole country and its vast natural resources was put put up for collateral for our Chinese loans. Ever wonder where the timber industry went? Do you wonder why China can drill in the gulf and now we can’t. Our natural resources belong to someone else. Is it possible China is calling all the shots? You don’t think our Muslim leaders would sell us down the river do you? Do you trust them to make health decisions, retirement packages and your future. We better get a handle VERY quickly.God bless America And all who defend her.

    • kate8

      Norman, I remember reading about this very thing some time back. No one would believe it, but it explains a lot.

      I read that we can’t drill for our own oil because Congress hocked all our resource land to foreign interests. China? Saudi Arabia? Others?

      I also read that, right after BO usurped office, Hillary went to China and gave the Chinese eminent domain rights on (at least) California. I know that they have been snapping up real estate.

      It would seem that America has been sold out. We don’t even own our own country anymore. In fact, remember the talk of selling our roads and infrastructure to foreign interests? What became of this? Have they done it?

  • Desert

    Ashamed…..? Nooo…how about “madder than hell and not going to take it anymore!!!”

  • Robert Pgh Pa

    You need to know that when you leave a weasel in to the hen house you loose the eggs{freedom} . when you do not kill the weasel you get more weasels. congress is full of weasels. get rid of all the weasels. you have lost your freedom and been robbed of life liberty and fortune. is that what you wanted? if not we should revolt.

  • thefedupamerican

    The Politicians are the ones who should be ashamed. The politicians AND those who voted for them.

  • http://GOGGLE vaksal

    in my life,and i am an older american,never would i have thought that this great nation born in liberty would have ever been overthrown by a totaly corrupted bunch of traitors holding office,in our capital and in every level of government,but just look at the hard truth both parties have been taken over by the chosen few that have been bought out by the bilderberg bunch in europe, and they serve only one nation and that is isreal and world zionism,and in that grab for power,every goyim (cattle) as refered by jewish term is expendable(genocide),i for one dont like racism of any brand,but i see the truth,they have seized power in this nation,through,( aipac,lobbyist,aclu,and every other way that bends the lawS of every nation,the results look at the english,disarmed,look at austrlia,disarmed,look at south africa disarmed and over 100,000 white people murdered since that nation went democratic,what a joke,why do i mention this? the hard cold fact is we are going the same way of the very nations i have pointed out,and why? because this nation has been overthrown by these criminals that call themselves ( OUR PUBLIC SERVANTS) that is the biggest lie ever told,the only way to get our freedoms is too not vote all these democrats and republicans in to office by voting in honest people that will do as the voting public say,if not,dont support them and if the local governments dont do the same write in the people you want,it seems that everything i was taught as a young person is no more and the self serving appointed government(A HARD COLD FACT IS PARTY BIG WIGS APPOINT THE PEOPLE WE VOTE FOR,so where is the choice?) TIME TO SHAKE THIS BUNCH OUT OF OFFICE,AND WHEN SOMEONE RUNS AS A TEA PARTY CANIDATE ,MAKE SURE THAT THEY ARE TOTALLY FOR THE UNITED STATES CONSTITUTION AND THE BILL OF RIGHTS AND IF SO VOTE FOR THESE PEOPLE,NO MATTER WHAT GENDER OR RACE,FOR WE MUST BAND TOGETHER TO FIGHT OFF THESE NEO-COM ZIONIST THAT WANT TO DESTROY AMERICA AND THE FREEDOM WE HAVE.WE MUST ALL FIGHT THIS EVIL HERE JUST TO LIVE AS FREE MEN AND WOMEN IF NOT,WE ARE FINISHED,TOAST.YESTERDAYS HISTORY AND ALL THE PEOPLE THAT DIED FOR THIS NATION,DIED IN VAIN.

    • Allan

      The only serious flaw in the Constitution is that it allowed politicians to make rules for themselves, and only gave the citizens the ability to adjust every 4-6 years. Think about your workplace. Evey time there was a bad influence, that person couldn’t be terminated for x years. How long would your business survive? How would it affect good employees? Would they learn bad habits and become corrupted?

      There’s no substantive change in human nature since our government began. The size and scope have changed. Technology allows lies and manipulation to happen quicker and more extensively. The real problem is an accumulation of practices, rules, and privileges — although we can change the politician eventually, we can’t directly change those practices, rules, and privileges. We have to get politicians to voluntarily modify or do away with these. When a vote comes along to increase pay or privileges, most are going to vote for it, thinking by election time we’ll have forgotten. This is the reform (along with term limits) we need…reform over how Congress functions. As I see it, it will help make the President more responsive at the same time.

    • http://PersonalLibertyDigest Randy

      What makes you think the Bilderberg Group are controled by the Jews? That’s an old rumor! If they were, Obama would be doing everything he could to defend Israel, but instead is doing just the opposite. There may be a few Jews in the group, but not the controlling ones. The Bilderberg Group are just as frightened of the Jews as they are of the Christians, for they know that now their time is short. The other religions they fear not, especially the Muslims, for they help them reach their goal of chaos and confusion which makes take-over of governments and countries very easy. For Muslims can be bought off with promises of religious control which these atheist care nothing about. You need to read your Bible a little closer and decern what GOD wants for his chosen people and the gentiles who follow his SON. In the end-times 144,000 Jews in Israel will convert to Christianity, and I know this conversion has already started with, of all people, the Orthodox Jews, who are receiving visions from Jesus, and are waiting until their number reaches 51% of the Orthodox Jews before they profess their belief openly. May GOD bless, and please do some research before espousing against GOD’s word.

    • Al Sieber

      Vaskal, I agree with you. but, all Zionist are jews, but all jews are not Zionists. the one’s that follow the Torah are good, the one’s that follow the Talmud are evil. they are not the chosen people, Israel is not the promised land. check out:jewsforthetruetorah. Karl Marx was a Zionist, the Bolshevik’s were too. Jesus was not a jew also.

      • kate8

        Al, Rothschild started the Zionist movement. His original name was something like Braun. He chose the name Rothschild (Red Shield) to sound Jewish. In truth, he was descended of Edomites, or Ishmael.

        Zionists are counterfeit Jews. The Rothschilds were also responsible for instigating wars and funding Hitler and persecuting the Jewish people in order to create a State in the middle east, which would be a port in Islamic lands and a thorn in the side of the world.

        Read the history of the House of Rothschild. It explains the way history has played out up to the present.

        • Al Sieber

          Thank’s kate8.

      • http://GOGGLE vaksal

        TO AL SIEBER,the reason i wrote this article is that i have seen what is totally been done by people that have bought out the people we elected to do our bussiness in washington,yesterday i watched on television,live from the floor of the senate,people saying that the seizure of the ships going to gaza was ok and the shoting of the people on board was justified,in the strongest terms possible,well being open minded who am i to differ,except where were these self serving loud mouths when the U.S.S. liberty was shot to rubbish and all these sailors murdered by isreal,and i got angry,and when a young women got run over twice by a bulldozer,an american women named rachel corrie,why? because she was tying to stop the bulldozing of homes that families lived in and the results nothing just silence.well think of the latest fiasco,with hillary clinton she signed a treaty in the united nations on mandating small firearms,guess what is next? no more freedom to bear arms in this nation,and who besides clinton pushed this agenda,senator fienstein of calif. and nancy pelosi and they are backed by aipac ,the agenda is clear no more free nation,and no the people running the show is the bankers worldwide and guess what,we are all being given the bums rush,and soon will join the ranks of the other nations disarmed,just what happened to the russians and the jewish people ,when they were disarmed and murdered at will ,why? they were killed by the very people they voted for,god i bet,every person that have died serving this nation to defend it must be rolling over in their graves,including my dad,a world war2 veteran. i just am just a fed up person speaking his mind,and i wish i didnt have too,for i am thinking this nation has been sold out long ago.

    • http://personalliberty.com Frances Greenfield

      Randy….you are the first person I’ve read who has an actual thinking and intelligent brain. Good post.

  • 2WarAbnVet

    We can no longer place any confidence in polls (as if we ever could). Close to 50% of Americans don’t have to pay taxes, while about 15% are completely dependent on government. How do you think they will answer polling questions? As far as they’re concerned everything is just swell.

    • Allan

      Yes, and 1 in 6 work for government. That leaves too few examples of accomplishment and self-reliance.

    • Claire

      I have never counted on polls. I always check to see who is “behind” the polls. Amazing.

  • http://PersonalLibertyDigest Randy

    How can anyone be civil when a party in control of both houses of ‘Congress’ and the executive office is trying to destroy the ‘Constitution’ and turn this into a socialist country, away from capitalism as well as GOD, just as the founding fathers warned us about in all their papers for posterity. Why don’t people read about the ‘Constitution’ and what the founding fathers had in mind for this great country and what they feared the most about it, that is happening right now. They complain about civility when they should be glad that the citizens haven’t taken up arms yet, though I fear that is what is coming. One party is so inept while the other in control are such elitess that they pass whatever they want no matter what the majority want, let alone their own constituents want. The November elections will correct this, but will it be in time to correct the damage already done? It takes a huge majority to repeal the socialist programs to save our economy and put our people back to work so we don’t have to borrow and print so much money that it bankrupts the country. Most people don’t realize just how close our economy is to being just like Greece, and it is really close! So the heck with civility, someone needs to stop this onslaught of socialism and marxism before it is to late, and do it soon by anyway possible.
    If they don’t and our dollar becomes worthless, it will destroy our economy and everything people have worked for all their lives. Then the guns will come out, and we will see if our military really knows the oath they took or will they fire on American citizens trying to defend the ‘Constitution’ from the elitess that are destroying it. No matter what the ‘Democrats’ say, we all need to get down on our knees and pray to GOD, please bless America as YOU have in the past and save us from the pretenders and bring us back to YOU! For those who do not follow and obey GOD’s words are pretenders, and they know what is in the Bible when they vote against HIM.

  • Dabird

    I read everyone one of those comments and find that there is a lot of sick people out there!! And a lot of tea baggers and neon-cons. God have mercey on this country.

    • Jim H.

      Dabird, Those darn tea baggers, good thing we have Tea PARTY members to set things right. You got 2 things right, there are a lot of sick people out there(not who YOU think they are). We do need Gods mercy on this country. ( again, not for the reasons YOU think)

    • Dave

      You said Tea Bagger! Where is that big red button when ya need it…

    • marvin

      Dabird the only tea bagger here is you and who ever you are bagging we tea party members don,t do sick things like your hero barney daman lover franks and you

  • Robert Pgh Pa

    with the news today I will tell you that you are about to be taxed out of your life. cap and trade will be executed and you will lose your life as you know it. lots of luck boy will you need it.

  • Claire

    Ashamed??? I am not only ashamed at the so-called performance of the politicians, I am disgusted.

    • http://www.SaveLakeAtitlan.org Duende

      I’m not ashamed or disgusted with politicians. I could disgusted with the American people who still believe in this good cop bad cop routine both mainstream political parties play on us, however I’m totally aware of the total brain washing the average American has gone through since birth so I limit my disgust for my own stupidity for 45 plus years (I’m relatively cognizant now at age 60). The only conversation that should be on any ones lips who proclaims to tell the truth should be the effect of international banks and those who control those banks on the autonomy of every country on the planet. The Chinese and Russians have resisted these people in the past but I’m afraid they’re being worn down in some areas. All these issues that have so many people up in arms, gun control, immigration, right to prayer, abortion, you name it. they’re all side shows and distractions. Use that energy on focusing on the real problem with our lives. If you believe in God, just walk in gratitude for the amazing potential of life we’ve been graced with, teach your children to pray that way and don’t expect others, one way or another, to honor or reject your belief. That’s between us and god. That’s why Jesus was killed by the way. He was trying to get the middle man out of our personal relationships with God and the Rabbis at the time didn’t like that. (they could have just as well been Priests, Mulahs or Ministers, or any one else who made their livelihood from religion). No reflection meant to any of the men or women of the cloth (all the cloths) who do amazingly wonderful service to mankind in the name of love.

      • http://?? Joe H.

        Duende,
        Jesus was crucified because that was what God said would happen. God let it happen to cleanse the world of sin! the middle man doesn’t even enter the picture, except in that Jesus died for his sins as well!

  • Anthony

    Number One – All thru my childhood and the first half of my Adult Life, I could tell something just wasn’t right with our Country and our Representatitves. Once Bill Gates made the Internet do-able and suddenly the ability to find evidence on our questions became main-stream… then, that’s the bell that tolled. It has become the Pandora’s Box that (in their case) should have never been opened.

    Number Two – Just how many of you (here) actually go and read yhour Local Politician’s websites, to see if they are about supporting you AND YOUR FREEDOM. I doubt very many actually spend all that much time on local politics. Most will only do whatever they are programmed to do by the BoobTube which is almost always propaganda. Many State Citizens cannot even name many of the Bills being voted on, in their own Towns, let alone States….

    In the next five years – you will be asked to take a stand.

    ARE YOU READY FOR THAT ???

    • Dave

      I’m ready dude!

      Tera Mack is my representive. Good conservitive girl in Apple Valley Minnesota!

      You know, the home of Barbara Bachman? She is probably the most conservitive woman/person in congress. Love my God, it happens to be the conservitive women that are going to take control of congress! It’s about time that our women stand up to the liberal left. The women of this country want REAL men to stand by and with them just as we do. They are not intesested in political correctness (unless they are gay/queer/homo.

      Rise all Ye people and let your voice’s be heard

    • JC

      Ready on the right!

    • http://www.not-today.com Pete G

      Woah big fella!
      You better look into the history of the Internet a bit.
      Mr. Buttwipe Gates only bastardized HTML and a lot of other things.
      You are so young that you think he invented computers.
      First of all he plagiarized CPM-86 and it was marked by IBM as PC-dos in 1981.
      Tim Burners Lee was a great contributor of the Internet as you perceive it today.
      Bill Gates just joined the, “me too crowd” with broken html, browser, and a long list of crappy me to software.
      I hate to give up my age but long before there was HTML, “that’s what makes the WWW part what it is” I was on the Internet. It wasn’t called the Internet and Billy Boy was still fondling his mama for a sip of milk.
      Unfortunately for us she let him live!
      CPM was/is a great OS around quite a wile before Billy boy.
      UNIX as around even longer.

      If you tell me you now computers then tell me you run a version of MicroSnot for you system then you also can’t tell me what POSIX means then I say you haven’t a clue what a real computer is.
      Billy and Al Gore had nothing, absolutely noting to do with the advent of the Internet. Gore nothing! Billy boy made a bit of a mess we all have to work around.
      Billy boys OS is so bad that I just got a new hd upgrade for a warranty replacement. On the disk is a label listing all the versions of MicroSnot that need either jumpers set in order for it to work correctly, “use all the available space” or run an OEM software package to modify the drive so MicroSnot can read and write to all the partition.
      Right beneath the part about MicroSnot it says, “the drive is ready as for all other OS’s.” Yeah Mr. Billy Boy I got rich stealing still has a broken OS.
      MicroSnot security is an oxymoron.
      MicroSnot works is another oxymoron.

      Microsnot. We steal the best and copy the rest.

      Linux is UNIX on Steroids!
      Microsnot is UNIX on LSD!

      • http://www.SaveLakeAtitlan.org Duende

        And you can now buy two laptops for what one S100 board would cost (probably 4 laptops if you count inflation :-) I was working for Bell Communications Research (Bellcore) When the Markup Language made it’s first appearances. Some of the guys I worked for were learning the language. Cute I thought but of no interest to me being a networking guy. Here I am 20 years later doing a tutorial on HTML so I can make some extra bucks doing simple websites living here in Guatemala. (I’ve used Dreamweaver but it just leaves you ignorant, dependent and writes the messiest code)

        All Gore’s would have very accurate if he said he had championed the internet in government circles. He was a big fan of it for sure. But when he said he invented it I just buried my face in my hands :-)

  • JC

    Even after the Super Bowl victory of the New Orleans Saints, I have noticed a large number of people implying with bad jokes that Cajuns aren’t smart. I would like to state for the record that I disagree with that assessment. Anybody that would build a city 5 feet below sea level in a hurricane zone and fill it with Democrats is a bloody genius

    • http://?? Joe H.

      JC,
      ROTFALOL!!!!! THAT was GOOD!!!

    • Dave

      I’m from Minnesota so I feel the need to respond to this:) They need to quadrulpe the amount of busses in the Cajun State for the next hurricane. Minnesotans are not too bright, but they know when to get on a bus.

      If Klobachar and Franken are not living proof that Minnesotans are not very bright, I don’t know what is!

      Whew, I’m glad i’m moving my business OUT of this State! Goin” to Cuba, it’s better there!

  • mehoward

    Some of them will say anything to get elected. They have no intention
    of following through. Once they get elected they conviently forget
    what they said. RE: President Obama. mehiward pensacola,fl.

    • Dave

      Then why would you vote for Christ?

  • Angela

    Personally, I don’t understand how anyone can think what’s happening to our country is good. The people that think Barry is doing a good job defy logic. The only explanation is that our country is inundated with crazy people who hate their country. What else could it be?

    So what are we going to do about it? We can sit here and share our thoughts with like minded people but that isn’t going to do us much good. We have to wake the people who are living with their heads in the sand. I just can’t accept that the majority of Americans would approve of what is happening if they actually knew what was going on. We are living in very scary times.

    • JB

      HAVE AS MANY PEOPLE VIEW THE OBAMA DECEPTION…………….

  • mehoward

    Dave, were you asking me that question. mehpensacola,fl.

  • marvin

    i sent my democrat rep a email today over coldron remarks befor congress about the arizone immigration law and what look to me ever one of the dumbocrats along with holder pelosie biden and nepolitano all applauding that loser coldron telling this countrys congress he did not like a law pass by one of are states, i told my rep i would not vote for anyone that had no respect for our country and allowed people like coldron to run his mouth, mabe if are border guard will take out more rock throwers and drug user coldron will stop allowing his beloved subject,s to cross illegally

  • marvin

    Dabird trouble with people like you is, you think god is on anyone,s side and that is wrong if you an,t on god,s side you are going to loose if it is of god you can not stop it, god is no respecter of person,s he will allow bad thing,s to happen to good people,tell we wake up and cut the weeds out of the corn

  • hundabuxt

    Angela

    ACORN and other like organizations took advantage of the outrage which emerged from the Bush years by getting out into their communities to get people registered to vote and then pressured them to vote. If we want our country back we have to get the attention of the fence sitters, the lazy and the ignorant. If everyone of us here of like mind got the attention of at least 5 or 10 voters, we might make a difference in November. If you look at voting statistics, a shocking number of peope don’t turn out, so the majority does not rule. Some believe it doesn’t matter, that the system is so corrupt, voting isn’t worth the time. But it is. Its possible the voting system is manipulated to some degree but if overwealming numbers turn out as happened during the last election, its hard to supress. If we don’t get back control and do better than that bungling idiot Bush and the corrupt Republicans who had the majority for several years and blew it, we’re going to find ourselves in a country that is unrecognizable to those of us who’ve seen better times in America. Then the only likely opportunity to change thing’s will involve something akin to 1917 if you get my drift.

    • GregS

      Hundabuxt, I agree with most of what you said. We do need to get the attention of the fence sitters and those who think that voting isn’t worth the time. However, please don’t put all the blame on Bush and the Republicans. The Democrats/socialists are just as much to blame, if not MORE, for the mess that we are in. Don’t forget that the Democrats controlled Congress for the last four years of the Bush Administration. They saw the financial crisis coming, and yet they prevented a Republican bill from getting passed, which would have regulated Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac, and would have significantly lessened the impact of the financial crisis. Those two organizations, stacked with Democrat supporters and cronies, started the housing bubble, which then helped to create the financial meltdown.

      • http://www.SaveLakeAtitlan.org Duende

        Still. The Republicans were not mentioning the International Banks nor the Fed. They are as complicit in keeping the American people (and the people of the world) victims as are the democrats. All else is a distraction.

        • http://?? Joe H.

          Duende,
          seeing as you are down in guatemala and out of touch, so to speak, I’ll give you some slack on your remark. It is well known fact that Bush DID warn of the problems to come with the way Fannie and Freddie were being used!!! Congress chose to ignore him and continue! I don’t like much of what Bush did while in office, but this belongs to the dems so much it has DEMOCRAT written all over it!!!

        • GregS

          Duende, any attempt to take the attention away from the huge role that the Democrats played in the creation of the financial meltdown is, by definition, a “distraction.”

  • Tom Martel

    I’m a Vietnam Vet also,and it seem’s like the Town IDIOT did not like where he really came from so he came to USA to show how he really hates american’s.Now is the time for some one in washington who has ball’s to take charge,but wait there is no one there,except Traitor’s and a flock of goonies who kiss @ss for Obama’s place.

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