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Entire nation is suffering because of poor leadership

Published 9:58am Thursday, October 11, 2012

Here is a look at the United States of America in September 2012 with President Barack Obama as its commander-in-chief.

1. Closed coalfields in West Virginia, Pennsylvania, Ohio and more. Won’t use Alaska’s oil rich fields, complete entire Keystone pipeline, or use our abundant natural gas reserves. (Brazil, after sending them billions of U.S. dollars, will be our salvation!)

2. EPA’s over-regulations, cap-and-trade, etc. Will allow our citizens to breathe cleaner air. Never mind the fact that we may die due to lack of heat or cool air as utility companies may double or triple our costs. (Our dirty-air jobs will be sent to China and other countries, as we don’t need these jobs!)

3. Every U.S. citizen must pay their fair share of taxes. If 50 percent are not paying any taxes, why? (Check the fall of the Roman empire!)

4. Churches no longer can practice their Biblical beliefs when trying to help Americans as the government tells them what they must do regarding birth control, food pantries, abortion, etc. If you speak out against adultery, same-sex marriage, living a godless life, etc., you are deemed a hate monger. (Would the Muslim brotherhood stand still for this?)

5. Both legal and illegals living in the U.S. can vote in this November election as the U.S. Department of Justice has forbidden several states to require voter ID, saying it is too expensive to obtain. (Check Gov. Jan Brewer of Arizona and other states!)

6. Our missile defense shield is being dismantled while other countries are increasing theirs. So much for national security. (Go see the movie 2016)

7. Sequestration takes effect Jan. 1, 2013. According to Admiral Mike Mullen and General Robert Gates this will be devastating to U.S. ability to protect the United States and our allies, not to mention the untold deaths of our brave men and women because they won’t have the necessary training, latest technology, needed weapons; etc. (Don’t fear. Many foreign countries will rush to our defense. After all, have we not given them trillions of dollars borrowed from China?)

If the United States of America continues on the above path, may God almighty have mercy on our souls. (Wake up Americans! Open your Bibles. Read 2 Chronicles 7:14.)

Rebecca Hager

South Point

  • Noesis

    Oh and Indie… even WaPo said that Obambi lied about Libya:

    What did Obama say in the Rose Garden a day after the attack in Libya? We covered this previously in our extensive timeline of administration statements on Libya.

    “No acts of terror will ever shake the resolve of this nation, alter that character, or eclipse the light of the values that we stand for,” Obama said.

    But the president did not say “terrorism”— and Romney got tripped up when he repeated the “act of terror” phrasing.

    Otherwise, Romney’s broader point is accurate — that it took the administration days to concede that the assault on the U.S. mission in Benghazi was an “act of terrorism” that appears unrelated to initial reports of anger at a video that defamed the prophet Muhammad. By our count, it took 8 days for an administration official to concede that the deaths in Libya was the result of a “terrorist attack.”

    More to Romney’s point, Obama continued to resist saying the “t” word, instead repeatedly bringing up the video, even in a speech to the U.N. General Assembly on Sept. 25. On Sept. 26–15 days after the attack– the White House spokesman felt compelled to assert “it is certainly the case that it is our view as an administration, the President’s view, that it was a terrorist attack.”

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  • Noesis

    LOL Indie, you’re funny. You predicted that Obambi would stomp Romney in the first debate and now you have a conspiracy theory that this is all part of Obambi’s master plan.

    I told you before and I stand by my analysis. People already know who Obama is. Debates aren’t going to change his numbers up much. The unknown was Romney… all what the majority of people knew about him was mostly from political ads demonizing him, saying he sent jobs overseas, didn’t pay taxes for ten years, killed a worker’s wife… all lies.

    When people saw the real Romney, saw he didn’t have two horns sticking out of his head, that he was a real person, knowledgeable and likable, the exodus of people from Obambi began. It doesn’t matter how good Obambi is, everybody knows he’s a good talker but when it comes to results, they also know he’s a failure.

    And Romney lies? How about Obama? He lies worse… Look at his Libya lie… he might of mentioned terror in the rose garden but it had nothing to do with the 9/11/12 attack. Why did he go on Letter, the View and even the U.N. and blame it on the video?

    Here’s what Crowley said back on September 30th (she must have a short memory):

    CNN’s “State of the Union”:

    On September 30, Crowley said that 17 days after the attacks, on Friday September 28, “we got the administration’s sort of definitive statement that this now looks as though it was a pre-planned attack by a terrorist group, and some of whom were at least sympathetic to al Qaeda.”

    “Why do you think and are you bothered that it has taken them this long from September 11th to now to get to this conclusion?,” Crowley asked McCain.

    After McCain answered that the Obama administration did not immediately want to admit it was a terrorist attack because it would interfere “with the depiction that the administration is trying to convey that al Qaeda is on the wane, that everything is fine in the Middle East,” Crowley explicitly asked McCain if he thought the administration’s actions were indeed “political.”

    “I think there are certain political overtones. How else — how else could you trot out our U.N. ambassador to say this was a spontaneous demonstration?,” McCain answered.

    “Maybe they thought that at the time,” Crowley said.


    And then there’s the lie about Mitt’s tax cut is going be borne by the middle class:

    Obama campaign wrote on Romney’s tax plan that:

    Even the studies that Romney has cited to claim his plan adds up still show he would need to raise middle-class taxes. In fact, Harvard economist Martin Feldstein and Princeton economist Harvey Rosen both concede that paying for Romney’s tax cuts would require large tax increases on families making between $100,000 and $200,000.

    But in an e-mail to the Weekly Standard, Rosen denies that his study shows any such thing:

    I can’t tell exactly how the Obama campaign reached that characterization of my work. It might be that they assume that Governor Romney wants to keep the taxes from the Affordable Care Act in place, despite the fact that the Governor has called for its complete repeal. The main conclusion of my study is that under plausible assumptions, a proposal along the lines suggested by Governor Romney can both be revenue neutral and keep the net tax burden on taxpayers with incomes above $200,000 about the same. That is, an increase in the tax burden on lower and middle income individuals is not required in order to make the overall plan revenue neutral.

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  • mikehaney

    by Peter Baklinski

    GRANBY, Quebec, October 12, 2012, ( – A Quebec pro-life conference was interrupted last weekend when about a dozen pro-abortion protesters stormed the evangelical church in which it was held and began chanting blasphemous slogans in front of the barricaded doors of the conference hall. Police had to bring in reinforcements to remove the protesters.
    4. Churches no longer can practice their Biblical beliefs

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  • indieVoter

    I just wanted to get on record before the debate tonight to say that I think Obama has Mitt Romney just where he wants him. There are 3 debates and Obama has effectively let Romney exceed the low expectations people had for him. Now it’s time for the big turn. Obama will deliver big in act II, poised to KO Romney in the 3rd and final debate.

    I don’t think Obama necessarily sandbagged in the first debate but I am sure he was surprised at the degree to which Romney would lie. Time and again Romney denied his positions untruthfully, trying to “float like a butterfly and sting like a bee” against Obama. To me, Romney only succeeded in that he exceeded his low expectations but a lot of people have given him a win and that’s fine.

    Act II in this 3-part act is tonight, Obama is going to deliver some debate moments to remember. This is going to be a town hall format and there’s some risk that he will create a “Mitt Moment” that’s basically Mitt shooting himself in the foot.

    Barack Obama is the guy who went up against the Clintons and won. He’s very clever and I’m sure he has a “3-debate strategy” where he’s looking to accomplish a few things each time. I think that in the first debate Obama succeeded in raising the expectations for Romney in the debate tonight and the final debate. I think Obama succeeded to maintain composure in the face of a Mitt Romney who told bold face lie after bold face lie with a smile on his face, like a CEO, and tried to fool the American people. Romney can’t play this act a second time. Now it’s baggage he has to carry like the 47% remark.

    I’m not looking to get real busy with the debate game here so there’s no need to post questions for me. I just wanted to take a moment to say where I think things are at right now and where they’re headed. Despite whatever new polls someone here might want to pull out, I’m still confident Obama will win on election day and really that’s that. I don’t need to debate that. Time will tell and we’ll see soon enough.

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  • Noesis

    keta: Wake up Americans!

    They did:

    The left-leaning Public Policy Polling does regular weekly polling for the extreme left-leaning Daily Kos and SEIU, and the numbers this morning have probably stopped the hearts of leftists everywhere. Nationally, the poll shows Romney up four, 50-46%. In the swing states, the news is just as bad with Romney up three, 50-47%.

    And that’s even with oversampling democrats…

    It’s going to be a landslide of historic proportions…

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  • Noesis

    Keta: you people are nuts.

    That’s pretty funny coming from somebody that believes in the religion of “global warming”. Sorry about the bad news (you probably won’t be reading this in your liberal news sites):

    Global warming stopped 16 years ago, reveals Met Office report quietly released…

    The world stopped getting warmer almost 16 years ago, according to new data released last week.
    The figures, which have triggered debate among climate scientists, reveal that from the beginning of 1997 until August 2012, there was no discernible rise in aggregate global temperatures.
    This means that the ‘plateau’ or ‘pause’ in global warming has now lasted for about the same time as the previous period when temperatures rose, 1980 to 1996. Before that, temperatures had been stable or declining for about 40 years.

    The new data, compiled from more than 3,000 measuring points on land and sea, was issued quietly on the internet, without any media fanfare, and, until today, it has not been reported.

    This stands in sharp contrast to the release of the previous figures six months ago, which went only to the end of 2010 – a very warm year.

    Ending the data then means it is possible to show a slight warming trend since 1997, but 2011 and the first eight months of 2012 were much cooler, and thus this trend is erased…

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  • keta

    Wake up Americans! Open your bibles.

    ….and read about how Jesus loves coal, and mountaintop removal, and carbon emissions, and poisoned air and water, and coal companies, and their CEOs and their yachts and mansions….you people are nuts.

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    • Noesis

      But the strip mining, poisoning of waterways is OK when we are doing it to get rare earth metals needed for green energy right Keta? Keta?

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  • Noesis

    Mick: They continue to put more emphases toward Solar and Wind.
    When the wind blows hard in Florida, people take cover. But the wind doesn’t blow hard enough often enough to support wind farms. “There’s not a wind farm within a thousand miles of our office,” says Mike O’Sullivan, senior vice president of NextEra Energy Resources, an independent power producer that is part of the FPL Group, which is based in Juno Beach, Florida…

    …about 28 percent of the FPL Group’s electricity generation comes from nuclear power.

    Now FPL does own wind farms Mick… but not in Florida so, none of your electricity is coming from wind…

    And as far as solar…

    “FPL has constructed and commissioned three solar power plants that together create 110 megawatts of clean energy…”

    110 megawatts? that like 10% of a nuclear plant… so if 2 nuclear plants put out about 2,200 MW for 28% of FPL customers, 110 mw = 1.4% of your electricity is provided by green/renewable energy Mick.

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  • mikehaney

    Rebecca Hager-liked your article.

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  • mikehaney

    EPA is like a race horse. If the jockey merely sat in the saddle, the horse could possibly run himself to death.
    The jockey and horse are a team. The horse to run and the jockey to help him win the race.
    EPA without a jockey will destroy our country.

    Hey Mick, holler when your streams in florida freeze over,and when the snow breaks trees onto power lines.
    Plus you heat house and water with gas or electric and for how many people. Then we can compare utility bills.

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  • mickakers

    Rebecca; During part of the time I lived in South Point the old Allied Chemical Nitrogen Plant was still in operation. Due to the pollution from this plant, the fog on route US 52 was terrible, you could barely see past the hood of your car on the morning commute. There were ten and twenty car pileups quite frequently and injuries resulting. When this plant closed and the Ethanol plant took it’s place, the fog ceased, but the smell of the corn fermenting was disagreeable, although not harmful to the environment. There are not very many old timers left to recall this fact. We owe a debt of thanks to the EPA for bettering our quality of life and also improving the environment.

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  • mickakers

    BILLCO; As an afterthought. The correct way for determining the cost of electricity is by the charge for the kilowatt hour not by the total of your bill. Just happened to think about that. You lived down here for over 23 years, that’s interesting. I have lived down here for 18 years (was transferred here with the railroad) and still miss Ironton and all the people I knew.

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  • mickakers

    Noesis; FPL uses Coal, (with advancement to following EPA guidelines) by doing away with the old, outdated environmental unfriendly plants, Natural Gas, Nuclear, Solar and Wind. They continue to put more emphases toward Solar and Wind.

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  • mickakers

    BILLCO; I have no idea what your Electric costs are in Ohio. My bill for the month of Sept. was $68.30. It is still warm here in northern Florida with temperatures in the mid or high 80′s and the A/C running full force.

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    mick i lived in florida for over 23 yrs, and the electric bill there, was probably 30% higher there than here in ohio. My electric was from fl power.

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  • mickakers

    Rebecca Hager; As a PS: I hope all is well in South Point, we lived there for twelve years.

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  • mickakers

    Rebecca Hager; The title of your article is appropriate, “Entire nation is suffering because of poor leadership.” This is exhibited not only by the President, but by Congress (House and Senate), Democratic and Republican Parties. I find the derogatory remarks said about the EPA misplaced. If it were not for the EPA, we and the environment would be at the mercy of people like the Coal Barons and Oil Tycoons who’s primary interest is profit, irregardless of the consequence. Please check out Florida Power And Light (FPL) and their efforts in the advancement of the new technologies and following EPA guidelines by shutting down the old polluting plants and building new ones. They offer the least expensive rates in the state of Florida. Their care and concern for the people and environment is paying dividends all around.

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    • Noesis

      Hey Mick, are you sure your rates aren’t low because of the nuclear plants?

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  • Noesis

    Keta: She’s a no-information voter. Cheap, abundant natural gas is killing coal, not the president or the EPA.

    Keta, I see you are fairly well ill-informed yourself:

    D.C. District Court Overturns EPA Final Clean Water Act Guidance on Appalachian Surface Coal Mining Operations
    On Tuesday, July 31, 2012, the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia1 ruled that the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) overstepped its statutory authority under the Clean Water Act (CWA) and the Surface Mining Control and Reclamation Act (SMCRA), and infringed on the authority reserved to state regulators under those statutes when it issued a “guidance” memorandum on Sections 402 and 404 permitting decisions in Appalachia. This decision is noteworthy for the court’s explicit rejection of EPA’s attempt to expand its legal authority under the CWA as part of an effort to curb mountaintop mining in Appalachia…

    UPDATE: Court overturns EPA rule limiting cross-state pollution from Texas coal plants
    A court on Tuesday overturned an Environmental Protection Agency rule to limit pollution from coal-fired power plants that crosses state boundaries, bringing relief to Texas regulators and frustration to environmentalists.

    The U.S. Court of Appeals in Washington threw out the cross-state air pollution rule, saying the rule would have required some states to pony up an unfair amount of pollution reductions. Further, the court said in the 2-1 decision, the rule failed to allow states to determine their own methods to meet the federal requirements.

    “It’s a great outcome because the EPA used both flawed science and flawed procedure in promulgating this rule,” said Railroad Commission Chairman Barry Smitherman in an interview. “We were at risk of some of our power plants being closed down this summer, and potentially permanently, impacting the reliability of our grid.”…

    Hearing Highlights Impacts of EPA’s War on Coal
    EPA’s New Source Performance Standards will hurt Virginia and other states that rely on coal

    WASHINGTON – The House Subcommittee on Energy and Power today holds a field hearing in Abingdon, Virginia to examine the impact of the EPA’s New Source Performance Standards for greenhouse gas emissions. In response, Evan Tracey, senior vice president of communications for the American Coalition for Clean Coal Electricity, released the following statement:

    “This proposed regulation is another example of EPA’s war on coal that is hurting communities and putting jobs at-risk in Virginia and around the country.

    “Coal has been America’s most abundant, affordable and reliable source of electricity. Regrettably, this new EPA standard will ban the use of coal in new power plants to generate electricity. Other EPA regulations are forcing the closure of more than 170 electricity generating units in 22 states, so far. On top of that, these new EPA regulations will prevent any new coal plants from ever being built.

    “Chairman Whitfield, Congressman Griffith and Congressman Roe should be commended for calling attention to the impact of EPA’s regulations that are hurting Virginia’s workers, families and businesses.”

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  • bigkahuna
  • bklibrary

    Another out-house preacher speaking out using religion as usual. These people buy anything that is sold to them and watching Fox news is a poor and disturbing way to accept reality. But wait a minute I better not say anything more I live in Lawrence County and Liberals are few and non existent around here. The powers to be of Lawrence County are mostly ultra/conservative and they hold 85% of the offices in the courthouse until election day and then they will have every office. Don’t you wonder WHY nobody away from here wants to bring a business here. Because it portrays itself as a KKK sanctuary!

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  • keta

    OMG….Rebecca isn’t a low-information voter. She’s a no-information voter. Cheap, abundant natural gas is killing coal, not the president or the EPA. You need a driver’s license or social security card to vote, the same as always. The Affordable Care Act covers contraception – thank God – but it doesn’t “tell them what they must do regarding birth control”, etc. What’s up with republicans and lying? Why do republicans glued to FOX News and hate radio feel compelled to spread this laughable nonsense?

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