Obama success not likely getting UN sanctions against Iran and N. Korea, so says SOD Gates

Mmm… Seems Defense Secretary Robert Gates knows a thing or two about the ineffectiveness of Barack. I can not help but wonder how much longer Gates will last on  Obama’s team.

According to the Wall Street Journal article which I have included below, Obama is going to come up on the short end of the YES WE CAN stick when it comes to extremely important foreign policy issues.

Gates is predicting Obama the UnBush, who travels to Europe next week, will fail to secure sufficient UN Sanctions against Iran and North Korea needed to dissuade these two renegade nations to stop their head long pursuit of holding the world nuclear hostages pursuant to their maniacal plans for distruction of other nations. Iran and N. Korea, with back door goading from Russia and China, will use nuclear weapons and let the chips fall where they may.

And you thought the economy was a problem. We have a Socialist president who thinks everyone is his to control. Well, Iran informed the world his feeble attempts at “I am the UnBush”  Diplomacy BS was just that… BS. These two countries could care less what Obama says.

Gates: Sanctions Are Most Effective Way to Press Iran, North Korea

MARCH 29, 2009, 4:24 P.M. ET

Defense Secretary Robert Gates on Sunday said only economic sanctions, and not diplomacy, hold any promise of getting North Korea and Iran to back off their nuclear aspirations.

The Obama administration has in particular sought to use overtures of openness and dialogue to persuade Iran off the nuclear course. But Mr. Gates, speaking on “Fox News Sunday,” said “the opportunity for success is probably more in economic sanctions” in both Iran’s and North Korea’s cases “than it is in diplomacy. … What gets them to the table is economic sanctions.”

The last two administrations have worked steadily to try to squeeze both countries with international economic sanctions in a bid to get them to scrap their nuclear programs. But the sanctions have had limited success. In the case of Iran, few experts hold out much hope that the Obama administration will be able to persuade European allies, along with Russia and China, to impose a new round of restrictions on trade with Iran.

[Gates on Fox] Getty Images

U.S. Secretary of Defense Robert Gates, left, speaks with Fox News Sunday’s Chris Wallace on Sunday in Washington.

Mr. Gates said he was confident that North Korea would soon launch a communications-satellite rocket, which he called “a mask for the development of an intercontinental ballistic missile.” He added that there was nothing the U.S. could do to deter the launch, and that it would seek to intercept the rocket only if it appeared to be headed toward the U.S.

North Korea has said it is ready to launch a satellite into space early this month.

Addressing Afghanistan, Mr. Gates dismissed suggestions that President Barack Obama had not given the Pentagon all the troops it had requested for the ongoing surge in that country. “The president has approved every single soldier that I have requested,” he said.

Mr. Gates said the U.S. was aware of continued contacts between Pakistani intelligence and groups that are working alongside the Taliban in Afghanistan. The administration is working to convince the Pakistanis that “these groups are now an existential threat to them,” he said.

President Obama is heading this week on his maiden presidential trip to Europe. Mr. Gates suggested that Mr. Obama was unlikely to be able to persuade the Europeans to send more ground troops to Afghanistan during a summit of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization.

At best, the NATO allies will send more civilian experts, Mr. Gates said.

Write to Neil King Jr. at neil.king@wsj.com

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264 Responses to Obama success not likely getting UN sanctions against Iran and N. Korea, so says SOD Gates

  1. VotingFemale says:

    Gee… I wonder if Obama is going to give European heads of state more of his worthless screwed up gifts.

  2. On the Money says:

    Yup. Between this and the story today about Chinese mastery of spying on us through the internet … The Cold War is back on!!! And bless the media for its compliant role in all of this sh*t..

  3. rosehips says:

    that picture of obama has made me too hysterical to read this. I must catch my breath. Look at all your tags! protesters? I love it!

  4. karmahd says:

    Funny picture

  5. VotingFemale says:

    hahaha that pic cracks me up too..

    I did an iReport with it and you should have seen the Obamacrats come unglued! OMG it was almost a total iRiot! hahahaha

  6. VotingFemale says:

    Karma could you PM mab91c and let him know I just saw today his comment on:

    And let him he needs to get to a wordpress blog account so I can add his URL to the list, please?
    …and how to do it?
    Mike said on March 25, 2009 at 11:42 am

    BTW, VF, when do I get added to the iReports allumi branch? mab91c Sign me up, VF!

  7. VotingFemale says:

    Rose? would you mind PMing ldk and let him know I just saw today his comment on:

    And let him I am anxious for him to getter done? lol …and how to do it?

    ldk and mab91c both need to know to come to the most recent blog post so their comments are not missed.

    ldk said // March 26, 2009 at 11:40 pm

    Hi VF and all others. Thank you. I would like that (setting up a wordpress account and being on your alumni list). I can do that. I’ll give you the link and an avatar when I’m done.

  8. voice27 says:

    Well I think I am a member now : ) not sure if I did everything right but at least I have an account.

  9. java66 says:

    That picture makes me not want to smoke again.

  10. karmahd says:

    You know the Pw is interesting, hello Voice27 who are you?? An ex Ireporter, I also see LDK, hey man…

  11. karmahd says:

    I emailed both Mab and Cue the other day, I see mab is now coming on board…

  12. LisaInTX says:

    Hey VF. This is OFF TOPIC, but wanted you to know that we got a really nice comment from OldSchool on your Tribute report.

    I’m sorry I missed this one Lisa, You and VF are course my favorites on the other side. And I don’t agree with almost anything either of you say. I loved the tribute though. It was as human as it gets. The poem was lovely.

  13. LisaInTX says:

    Well IF Mab and IDK show up and I’m not online, WELCOME GUYS!

  14. VotingFemale says:

    voice27, welcome the the group dear! I will add you to the list as I have your wordpress blog URL.


  15. VotingFemale says:

    This is a cross post of some comments from the “I’m Baaack” blog post last night/this morning…


    nevenera1 // March 30, 2009 at 12:41 am

    Hello VF, see you are still doing fine in here.

    I am now among the ranks of the banned on ireport, without you it was just not the same lol!

    take care VF

    VotingFemale // March 30, 2009 at 7:02 am

    I have MISSED YOU!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    OMG so great to have you on board!!!
    I will add you to the group list right away!!!
    come join the current conversations at:


    VotingFemale // March 30, 2009 at 7:04 am

    I will cross post your comment over to there! so everyone will know you have found your way here… we were all worried over you and the ban and whether you would/could find you way here.

  16. VotingFemale says:

    Nev, I love the look and feel of your new WordPress Blog… impressive!


  17. VotingFemale says:

    A message to OldSchool, VoiceOfGod, or any other iReporter…

    OldSchool, I saw your Gladiator iReport and I agree with your thinking, sir.

    The comments I made re:Meagan McCain was the excuse used by the powers that be to ban me. I hereby confirm that to be a fact.

    And the Megan statements I made was along the lines of many statements made against Sarah Palin which went un-moderated and tolerated…

    The reason I wrote them was to elicit debate about the hypocrisy of many on the Left who see no issue with slash and burn attacks on politicians on the right and yet are outraged by such attacks on any political public figure on the left.

    Since Trolling can be/is stopped dead in its tracks at WordPress I and every other WordPress Blogger is not forced to contend with trolling here. Each WordPress Blogger is their own moderator and has powerful tools to deal with trolling and spamming.

    Thus, I have eased back on the need for verbal self-defense tactics against trolling and relaxed quite a bit as a result.

    I welcome personally respectful/lively/heated debate and welcome you and every other iReporter to come to WordPress, get yourself a WordPress Blog, and lets debate without the trolling and the over bearing enforcement of political correctness by a greater power.

    This is a democracy we live in with Freedom of Speech… and WordPress blogging is very very very democratic.

    People are free to quote me on this comment wherever they see fit to do so. Just quote it all…

  18. VotingFemale says:

    people are also free to PM OldSchool with a link to this post/comment with a respectful invitation from me to him to come and comment… that this blog is open to comments from non-wordpress members so long as they are not trolling attacks.

  19. karmahd says:

    Morning all, I see new birds in the nest, good to see them all.

  20. ohiobelle says:

    vf, did I read this right???? Did you invite the haters to this site???????

  21. ohiobelle says:

    Today is the first I’ve been on ireports since Friday afternoon. I am shocked to see how many ireporters have been banned!! WOW!

  22. VotingFemale says:

    I have invited respectful debate… trolling here is stopped dead in it’s tracks… that fact alone stops the troll spewing haters

  23. VotingFemale says:

    I have always been pro-political-choice for folks and invited debate… if they dare… many would not accept that dare after a while because I handed them their ass in debate…

    I expect very few,if any, to accept the offer of debate here…

  24. karmahd says:

    Always good to have a different opinion as long as that opinion is no in the state of mindcontrol and just pukes out the party line of bs

  25. VotingFemale says:

    I think the droves of the mind-controlled moderates are awakening and pissed. I see more of it every day. HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA

    The Socialists are even turning on Obama over his jacking up of the War with the Taliban and Al Qaeda!

    boo! @@


  26. VotingFemale says:

    Obama has the nerve to FIRE the CEO of General Motors



  27. VotingFemale says:

    Gads… who in the world could make this STUFF up????


    Too bad for the TwistedLips crowd!!!!


  28. karmahd says:

    Well now that it is know that “others” watch the blog, it is really sad to feel that loss of control of their little fifedoms and clic’s on Ireport. Sorry it has come to that, but “truth has no defense” and it will not be stopped by the weak and mindless, incapable of establishing their own opinion without being told what to say or believe. Coffee kicked in!!

  29. VotingFemale says:

    Karma? Want a real belly laugh???

    Read what baby boy Alan Colmes has iWhined about!
    Leave My President Alone
    By Alan Colmes
    FOX News Channel and FOX News Radio

    He is boo hoo hooing like a baby boy and he Raked Bush like a pile of leaves for the last 8 years and never gave it a second thought…

    This is sooo TYPICAL of the Hypocrisy of the Socialists!!! OMG!!!!!

  30. VotingFemale says:

    oh yeah… the Obama’s iReporter Club of Haters has been here since day one… and they can do nothing about my blog… except read it.

    (having a hardy belly laughing spell)

  31. karmahd says:

    For the life of me I cannot understand that type of attitude (Alan Combs)?? Leave him alone until he can find the mens room, WTF, in two months he has added trillions of dollars to our debt service and plans on adding more, leave him alone? In two months he is calling for a greater consolidation of power in the executive branch, leave him alone? In two months he has sent billions to pet projects and earmarks like Acorn, leave him alone? One word NO!!!!

  32. VotingFemale says:

    Alan Colmes is, in my opinion, in love with Barack.

  33. VotingFemale says:

    After Obama the Commie Fires the CEO Of General Motors this just came in…

    Obama Denies Bailout Funds for U.S. Automakers, Sets Restructure Deadline
    Neither GM nor Chrysler submitted acceptable plans to receive more U.S. government bailout money, the White House says, setting the stage for a crisis in Detroit.


  34. ohiobelle says:


  35. karmahd says:

    One more comment and I have to get to work. What the followers of President Obama fail to realize is that this man is a figure head, he was created by the Democratic party after his good showing in the 2004 convention. He was “earmarked” as a face to push the democratic ideals due to that success. He has been in government since 2005 and is now president? Is that due to all he has done, no, is that due to his new progressive ideals, no, it is due to the democrats did not have a viable face other than Hillary to run, I do believe all expectations were that the dems got behind Hiliary, but Obama began to raise interest in the party, he did so by capturing the youth vote, IE; the patently liberal, and did so by outspending the Republicans 3 fold?? It did not help that the GOP sat on their collective asses and did not alter the platform to capture the disinfranchised from the Bush years, so we now have to deal with the disruptive force of the changes that will be wrought by the newly elected left of left liberal??

  36. VotingFemale says:

    Obama is anti-Business… that is clear
    little bitty Baby Colmes whines….

    Leave my Bama Daddy Alone! whaaaaaaa

  37. ohiobelle says:

    Okay I’m back and feeling better.

  38. VotingFemale says:

    Karma… well said… and I blame the Right for behaviors during the Bush years which led to the Obama win… Obama is a FIGJAM puppet of the Power behind the DEM party… George Soros and Company… George Soros by the way made over a billion dollars last year betting against the value of the dollar…

  39. ohiobelle says:

    Hi vf, I am all over the place today. Sorry.

  40. ohiobelle says:

    vf, you have mail.

  41. Indycoltsfan says:

    Good morning VF, I took this comment from oldschool61 “another one bites the dust” Post.
    Though you might need a good laugh.

    nan00 // 24 minutes ago Report violation
    Yes gill; it’s all very childish if you ask me! Although I miss the great debates and conversations with some of them that have been assasinated by CNN I will say for the most part maturity has reared among some Ireporters including myself! When I first started here I couldn’t help but (yes I admitt it) harass VF, CHer, and of course my old friend Older; but I miss being able to debate like we…
    Yes gill; it’s all very childish if you ask me! Although I miss the great debates and conversations with some of them that have been assasinated by CNN I will say for the most part maturity has reared among some Ireporters including myself! When I first started here I couldn’t help but (yes I admitt it) harass VF, CHer, and of course my old friend Older; but I miss being able to debate like we had passion, now it’s just a summer romance I guess hot and heavy for a while and then your gone! LOL

  42. Indycoltsfan says:

    They are dropping like flies on ireport. I heard MartinT got banned yesterday. LOL!

  43. VotingFemale says:

    I am pleased to announce that CrazyCueBall aka MiddleAgedDude has joined the iReport/Alumni WordPress Community!

    Very happy to see you here, Que!!

    His blog is located at:


  44. VotingFemale says:

    Morning Indy! yeah I have been following that iReport comment log this morning…

    Hi to nan00!!

    and lol@gilldreams hahahahahaha

  45. ohiobelle says:

    Will Obama be in Europe when North Korea launches their so called “communications-satellite rocket”??? Maybe he is smarter than he looks.

  46. ohiobelle says:

    Good morning Indy! I fell out of my chair laughing at gilldreams. She is a very bitter person.

  47. ohiobelle says:

    I am afraid Eli killed the laugh. He made too much sense and ruined the whole thing haha.

  48. Indycoltsfan says:

    I have to laugh. For weeks the obama crybabies were e-mailing cnn about the so called personal attacks from the far right neocons LOL! and so cnn responded with a full time babysitter (davidw)and a zero tolerence policy. I would read their comments on different posts gloating about how cnn was going to crack down on the attacks. Well i’ll bet they didn’t think that cnn was going to crack down on them as well but it does seem that cnn bans more right leaning people than left leaning and that’s no surprise to me.

  49. VotingFemale says:

    Will he send Biden/Pelosi and Hillary to California for the launch or Hawaii? lol

    ohiobelle // March 30, 2009 at 10:53 am

    Will Obama be in Europe when North Korea launches their so called “communications-satellite rocket”??? Maybe he is smarter than he looks.

  50. Indycoltsfan says:

    Good morning Ohio, yea gilldreams is a trip.LOL!

  51. ohiobelle says:

    Indy, you’re correct, they probably didn’t think CNN would do a smack down on their own. I think they got together after MartinT posted his report about ireports have gone to the right. I think they’ve done everything they could to bait those they didn’t like. CNN certainly did clean it up but not for the better. I wouldn’t even know what I would report about without worry that I’d only be wasting my time. Somebody would probably come along and have it removed. I’m glad people are starting to see this. Gilldreams really made herself look bad today. Not even her lefties would join in that fight.

  52. ohiobelle says:

    vf, all I can do is hope they have the best seats in the house. lol

    vf wrote:
    Will he send Biden/Pelosi and Hillary to California for the launch or Hawaii? lol

  53. ohiobelle says:

    rosehips must really be putting alot of time into the Easter island story??

  54. VotingFemale says:


    perhaps they will stream video from their cellphones…. oh… biden doesn’t know the number of his cellphone web address…

  55. ohiobelle says:

    HAHAHAH! That is the funniest thing I’ve heard in a long time.

  56. ohiobelle says:

    When is that launch to take place?

  57. VotingFemale says:

    Eli is pretty cool…

    He and I have battled side by side against anti-Semitic iReporters in the past… on several of my Anti-HAMAS iReports back when people were calling HAMAS victims and demonizing Israel for whacking HAMAS because of the 5000+ HAMAS rocket attacks against civilian targets in Israel.

  58. VotingFemale says:

    TMK, N.Korea has not announced a time and date but hinted it will be soon.

  59. VotingFemale says:

    The US and Japan are poised to shoot it down

  60. ohiobelle says:

    vf, eli and I have debates that were okay. He comes off strong but is willing to listen. He could go either way with me.

    I think all eyes should be watching N Korea. I think people should be talking about it more than they are.
    I am going to meet up with some of my friends for lunch. I will check back in a bit.

  61. rosehips says:

    hahahahaha belle! I finished the easter island report, but it was rejected by cnn so I put it on youtube. lol. hahahahhahaha http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jR3Nguwax2c&feature=channel_page

  62. VotingFemale says:

    Rejected? It wouldn’t upload???

  63. VotingFemale says:

    see you later Belle…

    and yes, I am very concerned about
    N.Korea’s intended launch in violation of International Law

  64. rosehips says:

    it uploaded, but processed failed…:-(

  65. VotingFemale says:

    Loved the Video! left you a comment there.

    Perhaps you can post it to a blog here!
    embedding is the way to go…

  66. VotingFemale says:

    gee… my avatar is not loading… wonder what is up with that…

  67. karmahd says:

    Rose you have “failed” my my my… Try here! VF I see your kitty, wait that did not sound right?

  68. VotingFemale says:

    ok Karma… it is just not loading for my view…
    I didn;t do anything I know of to screw it up… but it is a blank as I view it for now.

  69. VotingFemale says:

    Gravatar.com must be screwy

  70. rosehips says:

    your avatar is the same as its always been vf 🙂

  71. VotingFemale says:

    yeah there is a problem over at Gravatar.com…

  72. rosehips says:

    ok, have to do some things…bbl

  73. VotingFemale says:

    gravatars are managed by Gravatar.com

    wordpress communicates with Gravatar.com to upload one’s gravatar to it then gravatar.com works as a gravatar server for each of us… and in my case something is crewy at the moment… no biggie, I have seen this happen before and it clears up.

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  75. VotingFemale says:

    lol a wordpress blogger outside the community just did a trackback to this post…


    Think I should authorize it?

  76. VotingFemale says:

    The media… don’t get me started.

  77. VotingFemale says:

    The media… dont get me started

    On the Money said on March 29, 2009 at 6:10 pm

    Yup. Between this and the story today about Chinese mastery of spying on us through the internet … The Cold War is back on!!! And bless the media for its compliant role in all of this sh*t..

  78. VotingFemale says:

    “On The Money” is an unknown to me wordpress blogger responding to this post…

    his blog address is:


  79. rosehips says:

    authorize PHEW? absolutely. lol. can’t hurt!

  80. VotingFemale says:

    I just authorized it…

    see I use the Sarah Palin tag which gets low traffic so my posts stay visible at the top of that tag list for quite…

    I have gotten some spam also as a result…

  81. ohiobelle says:

    I’m back.

    Rosehips, how is the post coming?

  82. ohiobelle says:

    Did I miss anything?

    I was talking to my husband and he said the funniest thing. He said is shouldn’t be called ireport, it should be called iopinion. I agree.

  83. karmahd says:

    I retort is my name for it

  84. rosehips says:

    belle, here’s my post….follow the link to my youtube vid. I will try to post again on ireports and see what happens…..http://tonsofwash.wordpress.com/

  85. rosehips says:

    lol karma, iretort is a good name for it…

  86. rosehips says:

    I could have added quite a few clips to my vid to enhance it. Like maybe the grass clip, and auntie’s clip with the rat! lol.

  87. ohiobelle says:

    Rosehips, I will check it out.

    Karma, that post we were on early from oldschool has been taken down. Do you know anything about that?

  88. VotingFemale says:





  89. ohiobelle says:

    vf, you are on to something. I have a feeling they are just waiting. My favorite is icry.

  90. karmahd says:

    I saw that post was taken down?? Language did get hot as you know, and the post was kind of throwing crap in the face of the Ireport team, so I can understand taking it down, the site is for unfiltered and unedited NEWS not opinion is what most do not understand!

  91. ohiobelle says:

    Rosehips, I loved it! Well done.

  92. ohiobelle says:

    See I think if it’s not for opinions then why do they have sound offs? I think they just want everybody to find the story for them. gilldreams probably realized how stupid she sounded and requested they take it down.

  93. VotingFemale says:

    wow… that was interesting…

    I fixed my missing gravatar even though others could see it…

    the fix was clearing the browser’s cache.
    There was a corrupted copy of my gravatar in my browser’s cache which it was using to display my gravatar on my blog site.

    learned about Gravatars in the process though…

  94. ohiobelle says:

    I thought about doing that. I am going to try that right now. I know you guys can see my pooch but I still see the ugly design. I’ll be right back.

  95. VotingFemale says:

    I wound up going to gravatar.com and resetting and reloading my gravatar… so now I see a geometric design… it can take up to an hour for wordpress to catch up with the change

  96. VotingFemale says:

    ok… my Gravatar is back to normal

  97. rosehips says:

    i just re-uploaded my vid and will see if it processes. I need to come up with a title….

  98. VotingFemale says:


    ok… Obama PO’s Easter Islanders


  99. rosehips says:

    nope, i give up…ireports doesn’t like me or my reports. 😦

  100. rosehips says:

    I actually learned a lot about Easter Island. Whatever compelled them to make those big statues with the funny hats? They must have been a competitive bunch. lol.

  101. VotingFemale says:

    They had a lot of time on their hands, rose…

  102. rosehips says:

    maybe I will try just linking my vid and posting a pic….

  103. ohiobelle says:

    Rosehips, who needs iwhinners when you have us… I won’t yell at you and make you feel bad about yourself.

  104. ohiobelle says:


  105. Indycoltsfan says:

    Hi,Everyone!!! I have been over at the ireport smoking tax posts. The brainless idiots that support it just don’t get it. The think it’s a good idea because smoking is bad for you. It’s not about smoking it about the tax on a legal product that is an easy mark because public opinion has turned against it. I wonder how much the pinheads will scream when their budwiser goes up 100 percent. I’m not sure if I would call it apathy or ignorance so I will accuse them of both.

  106. ohiobelle says:

    Indy, I agree with you. Just wait until the government starts saying what you can and can’t eat because you are on their health insurance. Raising taxes on anything right now is foolish.

  107. ohiobelle says:

    vf, I love the new look in your mail box. Very nice.

  108. VotingFemale says:

    That’s super!!!

    You cleared your cache?

    ohiobelle // March 30, 2009 at 2:33 pm


  109. VotingFemale says:

    Thank you dear… just tinkering around a bit…

    ohiobelle // March 30, 2009 at 2:48 pm
    vf, I love the new look in your mail box. Very nice.

  110. ohiobelle says:

    vf, I wish I would’ve cleared my cache sooner.

    Did you read rosehips report? She put alot of time into and it showed. Great report.

  111. VotingFemale says:

    Increasing the Tobacco Tax…

    I am against it for the same reasons as you, Indy.

    next it will a fat tax on Burgerking.. And non-diet sodas..

    then a ugly tax on people who can’t help it…

  112. VotingFemale says:

    belle, yes! Rose’s video is wonderful!

    I sent her some info on how to create a blog post here that shows the video as an embedded… don’t know if she has checked her e-mail yet.

  113. ohiobelle says:

    vf, ugly tax haha.

    Let’s face it our government was going to have to find a way to pay for their spending bill. We are sitting ducks for the next 4 years.
    They don’t care who suffers as long as their agenda don’t.

  114. ohiobelle says:

    I just can’t think about anything to report on. Nothing. I just don’t feel like chasing the fight anymore. It honestly stopped being fun.

  115. VotingFemale says:

    I feel a bit guilty that I didn’t figure that out till today… glad it is orking for you now. I added the cache clearing information on the Gravatar info page here.

    ohiobelle // March 30, 2009 at 3:08 pm

    vf, I wish I would’ve cleared my cache sooner.

  116. VotingFemale says:

    Belle, I know that feeling… but you can post on your wordpress blog…

    also check out the themes to customize your blog…

    dashboard–> Appearance

  117. VotingFemale says:

    The WB bloggers who use the Sarah Palin tag are interesting…

    Sarah lovers and Sarah haters… lol

  118. ohiobelle says:

    I know I need to do something more with my blog. It was pretty basic just to get started.

    Now that Barack has saved a couple million acres of land, what do you think he’ll do with it? More tent cities or political move for 2012 by pointing out Colorado?? Wouldn’t surprise me either way. I want to take those pens and throw them accross the room!

  119. ohiobelle says:

    Oh my god, oldschools post is back on newsiest and the haters are still at it. I swear I’m not kidding. That’s funny.

  120. ohiobelle says:

    This is gilldreams latest rant:

    CONGRATULATIONS OLDSCHOOL61 you are at the top of the Newsiest list way to go….this is wonderful..just great and THIS post is a worthwhile post to be in this spot…

    She is so jealous. I love it!

  121. VotingFemale says:

    a several million acre interment site for everyone who dares oppose him and his socialist take over?

    ohiobelle says

    I know I need to do something more with my blog. It was pretty basic just to get started.

    Now that Barack has saved a couple million acres of land, what do you think he’ll do with it? More tent cities or political move for 2012 by pointing out Colorado?? Wouldn’t surprise me either way. I want to take those pens and throw them accross the room!

  122. VotingFemale says:

    its weird… as I refresh that iReport… sometimes it comes up as unavailable and sometimes it comes up available… go figure…

  123. Indycoltsfan says:

    How about puting a flatulence meter on the mouths of our politicians so we can tax the smelly methane emmissions that are spewing daily from their lying lips. Who knows. if we can capture enough of their methane emmissions we might be able to power an electric plant somewhere.

  124. ohiobelle says:

    Yes I never thought of that. The site is where they are going to ship and silence us! HAHA
    Bring it Obama.

    Lette, just said something I respect. She said that ireport was a little boring these days with anybody to debate with. lol They asked for it and they got it.

  125. ohiobelle says:

    Soon they will start turning on each other… I can hardly wait.

  126. ohiobelle says:

    Indy, hahah. They are already doing that. Their spending 1.8 million of the spending bill for swines…

  127. Indycoltsfan says:

    ohio, I know but the politicions are the swine that need the meters LOL!

  128. VotingFemale says:

    They can name it Barachau after the Dachau concentration camp

    ohiobelle says

    Yes I never thought of that. The site is where they are going to ship and silence us! HAHA

  129. ohiobelle says:

    Concentration camp, naaa, just call him home.

  130. VotingFemale says:

    Don’t cry for me my dear Kenya
    The truth is… I never left you
    All through my wild days
    My mad existence
    I kept my promise
    Don’t keep your distance

  131. ohiobelle says:

    Little ghost are flying over head. Nothing better to do but be with you.

    You’ve got mail!

  132. Indycoltsfan says:

    VF, What do you think? Are they getting the fema camps ready for all the future dissenters.

  133. karmahd says:

    All I can say is if they raise the tax on my beer there will be hell to pay!!!!!

  134. Indycoltsfan says:

    karma, That’s next. LOL!

  135. karmahd says:

    My Pw is stuck in my throat!!

  136. Indycoltsfan says:

    He ya go VF, check this out.

    PS: you probably know about this already. LOL!

  137. karmahd says:

    Indy I will go postal if they do, you ought to see the rage on the news today about taking over GM

  138. ohiobelle says:

    Well I’ve had fun but I’ve got to get dinner started. Have a good evening all.

  139. VotingFemale says:


    I’ll go have a look see Indy

  140. VotingFemale says:

    Indy!!! that link!!! ROFL!!!

    Obama is so off the chart it amazes even me…

  141. VotingFemale says:

    I have to go get dinner going as well…

    see ya belle, Indy, rose, Karma

  142. karmahd says:

    Otay see whats up later tonight Chow or ciao

  143. joel707 says:

    I missed everybody again.
    VF, I see your ireporter list is getting longer. I sent a pm to algirl61, and gave her the link to your post. I hope she shows up.

  144. arlenearmy says:

    I think the global honey moon is just about over for Obama. Already the Europeans are bashing his policies.

    I wonder if the letters that folks sent to British embassy had any impact on what they think of Obama. Im talking about those letters that Glenn Beck told us to send after Obama sent those embarrassing CD/DVD cheap gifts.

  145. nevenera1 says:

    Hello all,

    So this is where all the interesting people hang out lol!

    I will be back later to read all the comments.

    I am glad to see you all,

  146. VotingFemale says:

    Hi Joel! Sorry I missed ya dear!!!

    Ok on algirl!

  147. VotingFemale says:

    Arlene… Barack is a train wreak in the making… see where he drove the DOW down -250 today due to his strong armed tactics with Chrysler and GM?

  148. VotingFemale says:

    nevenera1, great to see you! Take a look at the list of iReport/Alumni WordPress Community Members… those are links…

  149. nevenera1 says:

    So VF…. It seems to me that Obama has not won you over yet lol!

    Is there anything the poor man can do to win your affection?

    But to be fair I understand, Bush and I just didn’t hit it off.

    So here are my generic thoughts about some of the stuff going on over on “That other site”

    My policy on things that are offensive to me is not to go to where I can find it.

    There are some that are very confused about what freedom of speech is, and it is on both sides.

    But as a liberal I am more disturbed by what I see coming from my fellow liberals and the Obamaphiles.

    I made my peace with Obama a while ago, but he is just a man.

    I took so many potshots at Bush and Palin, so I don’t see why conservatives should not do the same with Obama.

    So long as the comments have nothing to do with his race, but his performance I fail to see why one cannot have a negative view of him.

    However, I also knew that Obama would face some issues, but I came to that conclusion for very different reasons that you all did.

    Time will tell which of us is right.

    As for the purging, I knew it was comming, but I thought they would be more fair. They seem to be getting rid of those that draw controversy rather than those who are being nasty to other ireporters.

    OK I am going to say it, there seem to be a bunch of old bags over there that are offended by everything under the sun.

    When they have finished getting rid of everyone they don’t like, they will turn on themselves.

    I wonder when they will figure out that the best way not to be offended by a post is simply not to go there in the first place?

    Finally I am not sure what is going on with gilddreams, rose I know she is your friend, but….

  150. nevenera1 says:

    please bear with me, how do I automatically approve someone again. Karma told me but I am still a little confused

  151. nevenera1 says:

    Ahhh, I figured it out. lol!

  152. LisaInTX says:

    Welcome to all the Oldies, but Goodies. :-}
    Maybe HERE we can have debates LIKE we used too without fearing getting the axe for everything we say that is not ‘agreeable’ to someone.
    Some I’ve talked with in the past and glad to see you here and I look forward to meeting those I’ve seen, but did not talk with.
    Let’s have some fun debates about the ISSUES and policies that are being made, that will effect us ALL.

  153. KarmaHD says:

    I am have trouble with my pw, and cannot get in?? can VF help me with my pw?

  154. nevenera1 says:

    kharma, don’t want to eavesdrop but what is a pw?

  155. KarmaHD says:

    When I signed up I had problems with my computer so I had to have VF sign me in and I lost my pass word to my post I can get in here but not mine, when I left a comment about a half hour ago my fire fox crashed and had to resign on to all the pages I had up and Foxfire did not save my password, god that is a long answer to a short question LOL

  156. nevenera1 says:

    Under the password box there is a smaller box that says “forgot password” or something like that.

    That should get you to a page where they can send it to your email.

  157. arlenearmy says:

    My pc crashed about 1/2 hr. ago also. I thought it crashed due to auto shutdown because if backs up files on its own. I had trouble w/pass word too when I tried to make a comment on Michele Malkin’s blog.

  158. KarmaHD says:

    Toooo late tonight we can both fix it in the morning, Thanks Nev I sent an email but its beddy by time

  159. VotingFemale says:

    Morning Everyone!

  160. arlenearmy says:

    Morning … you up early .

  161. arlenearmy says:

    Im going to get ready in a few so I can be on time for physical therapy. Shoulder has been acting up since surgery.

  162. Indycoltsfan says:

    Good Morning VF, check this out
    I’ll bet you heard about this in the main stream media. NOT!

  163. VotingFemale says:

    Hi nevenera1,

    I like the fact that Barack is ramping up the War against the Taliban and Al Qaeda and is sending 21,000 additional troops to Afghanistan and has been authorizing numerous and very successful Predator UCAV attacks against Al Qaeda/Taliban leaders based in Pakistan.

    I have serious issues with many other behaviors of Barack and he gets no pass from me on those behavior issues. I had fewer serious issues with Bush but I had serious issues nonetheless, and he got no pass from me on those issues. No president deserves a pass from those who have serious issues relative to certain behaviors… and no president in the history of the United States received passes from citizens on behavioral issues they took issue with.

    Obama is not exempt.

    If one wants everyone to stay muted as to opposition to behaviors of government leaders then Cuba and China and North Korea and Iran are good places for them. These governments suppress opposition and do it swiftly and with the full force and might of the government.

    That Obama uses his influence and powers of office to suppress opposition and many of his supporters see no problem with suppressive attempts to silence the voices of opposition is a danger signal… and to that end, voices of opposition needs to strengthen to answer suppressive attempts with strong and rightful push backs against that suppression regardless of whether that suppression is coming from either left or right wing presidents/government leaders.

    While I disagree with the sentiments of generic war protesting by liberals, I support their right to do so and feel their voices are important and do not suppress them. I do voice my opinions which differ with them… but I don’t try to suppress their voices.

    As far as Obama being half black, I oppose racism against him and minorities in general.
    That he and his supporters falsely sling the race card as a weapon against those who oppose Obama on political grounds is despicable, ineffective and actually hurts race relations in America.

    In my view, CNN sees the political iReporters as a black eye for iReports… and makes iReports look bad. I believe a high level CNN business decision was made to toss out prominent iReporters who oppose Obama.

    I also believe they turn a blind to less prominent left wing iReporters who are banned for over the top aggressiveness by allowing them to keep a new account if they come back and cool it by 40%.

    And gilldreams??? no comment.

  164. VotingFemale says:

    Morning Indy… Just got on line a bit ago… haven’t yet checked out the latest news… I’ll take a look at that link now…

  165. KarmaHD says:

    Hey VF you see my note above. I still have the same issue Karma

  166. rosehips says:

    maybe we should ask the cnn upper eschelon to consider cap and trades. we could cool our jets by 40% in exchange for amnesty for banned ireporters…

    what is “generic” war protesting vf? I’m glad you support free speech and I am glad there are people who are willing to speak out despite criticism. I admire especially the people who spoke out after 9/11 when so many people were so drunk with illusions and deceit. The actions of so-called patriots gave the word “freedom” a bad name, imo. Obama was one of the few legislators who voted against going into Iraq. I trust that he will not act irrationally and use force against our enemies, without good reason. Even if there is a slight chance that diplomacy will work, it’s worth a try before we spend more tax money on efforts that have even less of a chance at success. How do we measure success? If our country is decaying, can we really be successful? Should we spend billions trying? If we try to change another country’s system, what do we use for a model? How can we mitigate all the hate being indoctrinated into a whole new generation of potential terrorists? It’s difficult to do it in traditional military ways……

  167. VotingFemale says:

    Pretty interesting link, Indy… it will be interesting in following that story as it unfolds.

    I shy away from radicals, left andright, even if their motives are deemed good ones; the end and the means issues.

    There non-radical ways to slow down the Socialist Takeover and vote the Socialists out of power. That is by garnering support of the majority of the electorate… and the electorate is pretty level headed in the main.

    If something being done is not radical and supports and promotes power to alter the course of government when deemed off track, that is another issue entirely.

    On track or off track depends on each person’s view of politics. What the majority thinks is what is important whe it comes to keeping goverment on a particular track ofgetting it off a particular track.

  168. rosehips says:

    lol @ shying away from radicals. vf, that tea party you are planning to attend will be floating with radicals. lol!

  169. VotingFemale says:

    Hi Arlene,

    Sorry to learn of your computer/password/iReport account issues, dear.
    Also sorry to hear your shoulder is acting up… that’s just awful.
    Hope it gets better real soon.

  170. VotingFemale says:

    Point taken.

    That does not mean I agree with radicalism.

    rosehips wrote:

    lol @ shying away from radicals. vf, that tea party you are planning to attend will be floating with radicals. lol!

  171. VotingFemale says:

    I profoundly profoundly disagree with the actions of folks like Bill Ayers and the Weathermen and the old Black Panthers and radical groups like Neo-Nazis, Aryan Nation, and nut job Right Wing Militias.

  172. rosehips says:

    I guess radical is another word that can have disparate meanings. I like radicals because they think outside the box and have more freedom than others who are constrained by party dogma. radicals are way more interesting, imo.

  173. rosehips says:

    understand profoundly about your disagreement with the radical groups you mention….

    I think you are radical, vf and I find it refreshing.

  174. VotingFemale says:

    Also… many Tea Parties are being organized and staged as non-partisan rallies consisting of DEMs/GOPs/Libs/Indies… who all agree on opposition to specific government behaviors.

  175. KarmaHD says:

    Radicals are ok as long as they do not get to the point of violence to prove a point

  176. VotingFemale says:

    In my definition… Radical = getting to the point of violence to prove a point and/or tacit or overt support/approval of that kind of behavior.

  177. rosehips says:

    I also don’t condone the old or new militia groups who resort to violence. I am totally and profoundly opposed. I think many of the old radicals like Black Panthers are now doing very good things for their communities and most have probably eschewed their violent pasts.

  178. KarmaHD says:

    VF that might be a bit of a generic assumption, I believe if you have the freedom of speech you will have individuals or groups that will push that agenda to the extreme. Violence is not always a byproduct of that extreme element.

  179. VotingFemale says:

    Never said otherwise…

    Violence is not always a byproduct of that extreme element.

  180. rosehips says:

    I rejected violence as a means of resolving conflict back in jr. high days. I realized that I really liked the people I was fighting. lol.

  181. rosehips says:

    agree with karma, there are radicals who are non-violent.

  182. rosehips says:

    I can see we all agree on this point then…

    vf said: Violence is not always a byproduct of that extreme element.

  183. rosehips says:

    karma said that actually

  184. KarmaHD says:

    OK, any word on the other issue or has different course of action been determined, as to my pass word on my main account?

  185. VotingFemale says:

    well… I defined my meaning of the word radical… it isn’t an assumption… it is my view and opinion.

    It is true that the word radical has disparate meanings… that is why I narrowly clarify my meaning of that word.

    I do not view non-violent war protesters as radicals even though they may see themselves as such within the context of their self-definition.

  186. VotingFemale says:

    Karma, let me check into that… I just got your email…

  187. VotingFemale says:

    check your e-mail Karma

  188. rosehips says:

    well I think the G20 protests could get violent, as the wto protests did.

  189. m2elena says:

    Hi guys…
    Check out this vid. of Glenn on F&F.

  190. rosehips says:

    I missed out on WTO in Seattle, as my kids were young. I know people who were permanantly injured by police, despite being non-violent.

  191. m2elena says:

    Hi! …I’ve been doing I don’t know what for the past few days. Lovely… Procrastinator etc.

    Hope you all are well. 🙂

  192. rosehips says:

    very interesting m2!

    I might look into getting a job with fema. there may be some good ops coming soon! lol.

  193. VotingFemale says:

    Hiya m2!

    Thanks for the vid… I will check it out.

  194. m2elena says:

    any gov’t job is a good job apparently… lol.

  195. VotingFemale says:

    where did Karma go??? I am not hearing from him… ?!?

  196. rosehips says:

    if glen beck would come out and advocate legalizing all drugs, I might become a fan. I like what he says about marijuana, but that won’t solve the cartel problems unless you take the cocaine and heroin market too. and whatever else they profit off of americans with….

  197. karmahd says:

    I am here having an issue with another site. Government jobs are the way to go for the next 5-10 years that is how long it will take to turn around the mistakes being made by this new administration

  198. rosehips says:

    I find out today if my application for retraining benefits is accepted.

  199. m2elena says:

    it was funny yesterday, he pointed out that the NYT did an A2 column on him, (or A1?), they called him the “mad” “tearful” and “apocalyptic” rising star. It’s true, but they forget- he’s just a funny dude. Glenn…. ha ha. I used to listen to him back in 2003 on the radio. I don’t think our market carries him on the radio anymore. He’s really funny when he’s not talking politics too.

  200. karmahd says:

    You have mail

  201. rosehips says:

    better get a gov’t job now before they change the vetting process. lol.

  202. m2elena says:

    Rose and I need some gov’t jobs. That way we can take 1.5 hour lunch breaks, pay 0 dollars for Healthcare, and leave at 3:45 to watch Oprah. That’s what my friend who worked for county gov’t did- every day.

  203. karmahd says:

    Glen Beck is funny as hell, he used to live here in Tampa

  204. karmahd says:

    Rose all I can say is Hair Test,,,LOL

  205. rosehips says:

    lol m2, 1.5 hours? paid lunch?

  206. m2elena says:

    Oh yes!!!
    In fact, I was talking to a friend in Cleveland who has friends working for the city and they also get 1.5 to 2 hour lunches. And everyone’s productivity is like sludge. I’m telling you… gov’t is just bloated nanny teet (lol).. It just encourages sloth.

  207. VotingFemale says:

    Ok he is responding to my email now…

  208. rosehips says:

    well i’m sure my county doesn’t pay for long lunches, but I will have to look into it. Our county is crunched right now and cutting programs and raising taxes. I am interested now to find out what bennies their employees receive. I am going to a meeting tonght about grant money available for watershed protection. I have a couple of small lots on the kettle river and I may be able to tap in. get it while you can!

    karma, hair test?

  209. m2elena says:

    even at that, the people (most of em) don’t feel very fulfilled, cause they don’t make big accomplishments. Human nature is driven to succeed and compete. So even though my friend (the local county worker) got great benefits, and left work at 4pm every day, she hated it. Because she never really produced anything. I think production and accomplishment feelings is a big part of self-esteem.

  210. m2elena says:

    Aye, they will raise taxes and cut programs before they cut staff and benefits. Count on that.

  211. rosehips says:

    I hear you m2. if you don’t really make a difference or produce something, where is the sense of accomplishment or fulfillment?

  212. rosehips says:

    even if you produce something bad and profit, there is fulfillment in all the money you make.

  213. rosehips says:

    funny thing is, in my county all the commissioners are Republicans and they hate taxes, but they are resigned to raising them to balance the budget. People don’t want to see 4H or mental health services suffer.

  214. m2elena says:

    even at my job, I would get really depressed some weeks, then a project would come along where I would have to work 12 hour days, and I’d grumble about it (lol), but in the end, I had a half hour show package that I animated and produced. That feeling is/was the BEST. 🙂

  215. m2elena says:

    They are cutting the Mental Health Services?

  216. rosehips says:

    I can imagine that m2. producing something like that must have been an awesome thing!

  217. m2elena says:

    ahhh sad now. Since my job will be leaving soon (public auction for station is on 4/20), and I am directionless! Blah!!

  218. rosehips says:

    mental health services are being threatened. I have to read a long letter to the editor that a good friend who is a counselor wrote in last week’s paper. I think there is an initiative to raise the tax by a small percentage to fund services. We need counseling services more than ever these days. no one can dispute that. So many of our social problems stem from mental illness.

  219. m2elena says:

    oh I agree with that! My best friend is a Psychiatrist and all her patients (she’s a Resident at the University Hospital) are ‘homeless’ types!!

  220. rosehips says:

    do you think you can find work in your field m2? would you consider a different field?

  221. m2elena says:

    I dunno. I’m sure I can find work. I just like working for The CW. Maybe the station that buys us will hire me. But my company has let me work from home, and that’s what sucks. Not a lot of jobs are that flexible. Oh well!

  222. VotingFemale says:

    I don’t mean to be absent here but am doing admin work at the moment…

  223. m2elena says:

    I got to run, but I’ll be back. I made an appt at 10:30!!! lata kids!

  224. LisaInTX says:

    Morning all.
    Just checking in.:-}

  225. rosehips says:

    see you later m2! sorry, i got a phone call..

  226. rosehips says:

    awk! my cat just knocked over a bucket of water…right next to my power strip! Then I knocked my phone into the water when I was trying to avert electrocution! wow. well, at least I won’t have to mop that section of floor! lol.

  227. VotingFemale says:

    Hi Lisa!

    I am back again for a few then I have to scoot for a while and get some stuff done.

  228. VotingFemale says:

    Dang girl!!!

    bucket of water? leaky roof??

    rosehips says

    awk! my cat just knocked over a bucket of water…right next to my power strip! Then I knocked my phone into the water when I was trying to avert electrocution! wow. well, at least I won’t have to mop that section of floor! lol.

  229. rosehips says:

    I just uploaded a report on autism. It looks like it might work and I did it in IE. somethings different…

    I read of a study that links vinyl flooring to autism. Children are twice as likely to become autistic if their families have vinyl flooring. this could be a major breakthrough for autism research. I’m sure the flooring industry will be up in arms but I read that the gov’t spends $3.2 million for each person with autism. imagine that!

  230. rosehips says:

    no leaky roof. it was a wash bucket. I was cleaning the wood trim on my walls.

  231. rosehips says:

    Here’s my report. It processed without a hitch. VF, how can I prevent the photos from being fuzzy? any help appreciated….


  232. rosehips says:

    iDistort just posted a good report about the new ceo of gm resigning after one day. She posted his letter to the president. http://www.ireport.com/docs/DOC-237954

  233. rosehips says:

    not bad, I have 54 hits in 11 minutes on my post.

  234. VotingFemale says:

    re: fuzzy…

    email me me the exact same pics you used and I will have as look

  235. Indycoltsfan says:

    rosehips, i saw it too. I think it’s a joke. I have look ed on some of the news websites and there has been no mention of a resignation .

  236. rosehips says:

    is it an april fools prank, ya think?

    I thought the letter looked fake. I haven’t commented and will research it now. good catch indy.

  237. VotingFemale says:

    That guy has my respect. And what he did by resigning and the views expressed in this letter is dead on in my opinion. the UAW is killing GM and GM will be forced into bankruptcy and the white house trying to run GM is a train wreak in the making.

    rosehips says

    iDistort just posted a good report about the new ceo of gm resigning after one day. She posted his letter to the president. http://www.ireport.com/docs/DOC-237954

  238. rosehips says:

    lol! I didn’t see the “satire alert” and didn’t read the whole report…she fooled me!

  239. VotingFemale says:

    ohhh? It was a spoof?

  240. rosehips says:

    the letter is a fake. she is a funny woman…

  241. VotingFemale says:

    She should have saved it for April Fools day, tomorrow.

  242. VotingFemale says:

    lol well it was as dead on letter spoof or not…

  243. VotingFemale says:

    gotta run do some chores… BBL! 🙂

  244. VotingFemale says:

    done… and broke two nails… dratz
    which now affects my typing …sigh

  245. rosehips says:

    what were you doing?

  246. VotingFemale says:

    you have email, rose re: your fuzzy pics

  247. VotingFemale says:

    dishes, taking out the trash, vacuuming, folding laundry… I got one nail broken trying to open the dumpster door and it slipped out of my hand when it didnt open…

  248. rosehips says:

    lol! you best take care when folding the wash. It can be quite hazardous. heeheheheehee

  249. rosehips says:

    over 400 hits on my autism report, but not too many comments. I have to go promote it I guess and then I better hit the books. bbl

  250. Indycoltsfan says:

    Vf, How are you? Did you get a chance to look at that link I sent earlier?

  251. VotingFemale says:

    Hi Indy, yes, thanks for the link, dear.

    See what you think of the new blog post.

  252. nevenera1 says:

    Arlene you are an angel!!!!!


  253. arlenearmy says:

    You’re welcome 🙂

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