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Getting priorities straight

February 18, 2014

Say one thing for President Barack Obama: When he sets priorities, he sticks to them. Take the proposed Keystone XL Pipeline for example, which could help the U.S....

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locomotive

Feb-24-14 7:06 PM

And the "I have a pen and a phone" thingy kind of does away with the libs' charge of "obstructionism" doesn't it?

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locomotive

Feb-24-14 7:05 PM

Latest realclearpolitics poll on Obamacare approval

39.0% For - 51.6% Against

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locomotive

Feb-24-14 7:02 PM

USA Today 1-10-14

"December's U.S. jobs additions show an economy that has healed. But compared to the unemployment rate from 1995 though mid-2008, the recovery is remarkably poor, at least as far as jobs are concerned.

"Ben Bernanke and the Federal Reserve set a target of 6.5% as the unemployment rate that should trigger an action to set higher interest rates. That action, if the Fed sticks to the number, may come quickly.

"However, a really strong economy is measured by a jobless rate of much closer to 5%. Until the rate falls to that level, the recovery has substantial risks."

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locomotive

Feb-24-14 6:58 PM

All hat and no cowboy might apply to some you disagree with, centerish, but I ain't no cowboy.

Thanks ever so for sharing your opinions too. Very nice of you.

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The1RugbyReader

Feb-23-14 8:16 AM

Obama took a country in decay, corrupt, socially bankrupt, collapsing on its weight of years of neglect and capitalistic ineptitude and now he has stabilized the USA to the point where he is setting the goals of a better America, prepping it to be handed over to the next Democratic leader ...all this under physical threat, constant insults, and racist obstructionism 24/7.

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centerfield

Feb-23-14 12:53 AM

"Did I denigrate Cornell University by listing its #17 standing as seen on a website? Not me. You jumped again. To your own conclusion" {#17 in world rankings. For the whole world of colleges. Is that bad????} Hmmm, jumping to conclusions.. Not at all. Just your skewed interpretations. But, just to justify it in your own mind, interpret away.

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centerfield

Feb-23-14 12:44 AM

Yep, loco, all talk and no substance. You have absolutely no credibility on research at all. I have reviewed many sources and unlike you, I look for the truth. You look for like minded sources to your opinion. Let me see. On just the XL alone, I have checked most all of the Canadian provinces oil ministries as well as the sites of almost all the participants. In addition to these, I review things like independent studies from both think tanks and colleges. I also review the sites from TransCanada and other sites as well. Then, I compare the sites to get the information that is most truthful. Then, when you put out your opinions without solid factual basis, I counter. You then become defensive, make all kinds of irrational statements, but fail to present factual evidence to support your suppositions. I am still waiting for your reasons to support the XL along with supporting citations. But, I suspect that from your history, that will never happen. All hat and no cowboy.

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locomotive

Feb-22-14 2:08 PM

All this back-n-forth might be moot, what with the Nebraska court decision.

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locomotive

Feb-22-14 1:57 PM

Did I denigrate Cornell University by listing its #17 standing as seen on a website?

Not me. You jumped again. To your own conclusion.

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locomotive

Feb-22-14 1:56 PM

So there's never been "poor me" exhibited by libs? Yeah, right.

centerish, you've chosen the sources you consider credible. They are only those of which you yourself, as a lib/lefty, approve. In your mind, there are no other sources. You've accused me of something similar, so it's a standoff again. Your sources vs. my sources. You said "closed mind;" I say "closed mind."

To insist that universities are the only "unbiased" source for research and study is the view of many academics. Perhaps it's the age-old argument: theory vs. practice? Calm down, centerish. This is another opinion of mine.

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centerfield

Feb-22-14 1:50 PM

Thank you , loco. again, you keep digging your hole deeper... #17 in world rankings. For the whole world of colleges. I that bad???? you really should spend your time looking for those reasons--1,2,3 But, you want to denigrate Cornell University and from way out here in ND. Good one on ya.

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locomotive

Feb-22-14 1:46 PM

timeshighereducation . co . uk/world-university-rankings/2013/reputation-ranking

Cornell University #17 on this list

collegeapps . about . com/od/collegerankings/tp/Top-Universities

Cornell University made a list of Top Ten, arranged alphabetically

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centerfield

Feb-22-14 1:42 PM

Present facts and accept facts presented, loco. Come on, attack me and my facts. Oh, I take that back, you are only good at playing the old poor me game and character attacks. So, I will change that to "attack me'. Come on loco...the facts on XL 1,2,3 ??? Heck, just call up TransCanada, I am sure you will swell up with their facts.

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locomotive

Feb-22-14 1:40 PM

It's like I posted, isn't it?

"Wait for it...

"loco's hurling all over the blog

"loco's sources are terrible as usual

"loco's just loco, didn't you know?"

It's deja vu all over again. (Yogi Berra)

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centerfield

Feb-22-14 1:39 PM

One of the many problems in dealing with your non-reality based opinions is that no matter how much factual material is presented to you, your mind is closed. It might go back to the fact that you distrust colleges, education, and any data educational institutions present. Cornell University has a pristine reputation and that is an opinion that is universally held through out the US. Who said that??? I did and so does the rest of the nation, but not the non-thinking right wing. You must be a charter member of that group!!

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locomotive

Feb-22-14 1:37 PM

One thing's for certain - the education centerish received from somewhere has encouraged her discrediting and disparaging anyone or anything that might be in disagreement with her viewpoint. If that is education, she can have it.

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centerfield

Feb-22-14 1:34 PM

Well, that certainly speaks to your opinions having a lack of creditability. You don't like colleges, well that shows. You accept materials from questionable sources because they match what Faux News and Rush have told you. I actually don't really care where you express your opinions but I do resent the fact that you portray them as being supported by the facts. They never have been. I am still waiting for you and Chad to list the reasons to support the XL--1,2,3,4??? Oh, and we prefer that you reference your reasoning with fact based independent research. Oh, I forgot, you don't trust education... That is obvious!!!

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locomotive

Feb-22-14 1:25 PM

"The Cornell study was done in advance of all the political hoopla and carries the best known unbiased study of this pipeline and it's effects."

Sez who? Those who agree with its findings? Then of course it's the "best known unbiased" study.

We all know how it works, from both sides of the aisle.

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locomotive

Feb-22-14 1:13 PM

"So, you accept the information from the biggest lobby group for the oil industry and the head of the companies directly involved and benefitting from the approval OVER an independent and "highly accredited" center of academic learning and research."

centerish, I opined that you'd like the Cornell study best. I opined what I think about institutions of higher learning. Just my opinions, y'know.

Did I say that I accepted all the information from the oil companies? No, that was your assumption, dare I say, your opinion.

Finally, your opinion about my credibility? That means nothing to me. Just my opinion...

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JustaMan

Feb-22-14 10:15 AM

FreedomRings

No freedomrings.....You are the child like individual!

I don't care who you are and if I want to rebutt some perspective you post I will rebutt the facts only. You are intent on some sort of personal something or another and it is inmature and child like.

It is by definition trolling out of some need you seem to have. Grow up!

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JustaMan

Feb-22-14 9:18 AM

FreedomRings

Confirming what I consider harrassment.

You want to play games like a juvenile? How about I hit the abuse button after every one of your harrassing posts with that finger you're talking about?

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JustaMan

Feb-22-14 8:34 AM

centerfield Feb-22-14 12:53 AM

"Now this is logical thinking from the right wing, right loco. "I knew that centerish would most appreciate the Cornell study, but I don't consider Cornell an "independent" or "unbiased" or "nonpartisan" source. I don't know what they are, but I rarely trust the institutions of higher learning anymore."

This right here is why America is in trouble. The inability to accept information deemed credible unless it represents your biased perspective. No one knows this better than Fox News and no one exploits this better than Fox News.

The Cornell study was done in advance of all the political hoopla and carries the best known unbiased study of this pipeline and it's effects.

Conclusion was that it is not a jobs producer and must stand on it's own as beneficial from an environmental standpoint.

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centerfield

Feb-22-14 12:53 AM

Now this is logical thinking from the right wing, right loco. "I knew that centerish would most appreciate the Cornell study, but I don't consider Cornell an "independent" or "unbiased" or "nonpartisan" source. I don't know what they are, but I rarely trust the institutions of higher learning anymore.

And I knew that sources that I provided, with the exception of the Cornell study, would not pass centerish's muster. Duh";;;;; ??? So, you accept the information from the biggest lobby group for the oil industry and the head of the companies directly involved and benefitting from the approval OVER an independent and "highly accredited" center of academic learning and research. Now, that might just be your problem. If the material is not suited to your personal views, you disparage it and discredit it. That takes care of what little credibility you may have had. You have none left, that is for sure now.

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GoInPeace

Feb-21-14 10:52 PM

About your bedtime freedumb,Remember what the doc said.Goinpeace

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BillGarr2016

Feb-21-14 10:42 PM

Oh my God freedom, Is Ronny your super hero? "Here he comes to save the day...."

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