I thought he was going to disband the secret service since he plans on taking all our guns away. If no one is armed why does he need the SS?
Please tell me you do know no one is going to take all your guns. I see people who seriously believe that, so I'm not sure if yall believe this or not.
Thirty or forty years ago I would have been in agreement with you up2.
In the present day with the mean spirited people of this day and age, I'd have to say that they will probably need lifetime protection.
Will it be expensive, yes and very.
Our elected officials are all very willing and eager to lavish great amounts of pomp on themselves and their staffs are often bloated unnecessarily.
This is most obvious with the Executive branch of the Federal Government.
However our members of both houses of Congress are just about as burdensome to their taxpaying subjects.
Subjects being the little people like you and me as well as the rest of us who participate on this medium.
'I might 'magin theres a few right wingers out there who would like to get him and others in their cross hairs'
Were not most presidential asassination attemps in the last 60 years by left wingers?
I will look that up HuDhat. But it is the right wing that hates this President more than any President has ever been hated. Even Ted Nugent has said he would kill him live on TV. Not to mention the White Supremacist who are scary and I wouldn't trust them, don't know what political party they are or if they have one but still. He gets death threats all the time. The CIA stays very busy with people making threats against him unlike ever before. So I wouldn't blame him if he wanted protection. No other President has ever been hated, questioned, and threatened as this one. I'm glad he and his family are going to have protection.
Not a problem, take your time. If there really is hate for this president the left wing will get around to it soon enough.
Those were presidental assassination attempts HuD. I question if anyone who has been out of office for ten years needs this level of protection.
Understood; However, it's difficult to have a discussion if someone begins by advancing a false premise.
Hud, never seen you have a problem having a conversation. Just because you don't agree with what I said.... that's gonna stop you??? ok.
No sebekm, not young but not as old as you I guess. You remember Nixon being hated, I'm sure he was. But If we are going by what we remember, I know what I see everyday day concerning this President. "If there really is hate for this President"?????? come on.
Bush may have death threats, but President Obama holds the title for the most of any President. It averages 30 a day. And you may since you are older,but I have never seen or heard of any President being question like he has been. His birthplace, his religion, his hating America And some really delusional wacked outthings people believe about him.. Now you may know of someone who was questioned more I don't know. But this one has unjustly been called a non-citizen, a Muslim,
The Anti-Christ.. you all know what people think and say about him. He is hated very badly by a lot of people. I live here in the south and so do yall. Almost everyone I know pure hates him. Maybe he isn't the most, Although I still think he is but if not he has got to be close. Anyway.
Mr. Sebekm, when you referance 'name calling and obfuscation' do you mean something as inane as'self marginalized bubbas and bubbetes who are threatened by babies getting food stamps'
I think they forget they are public SERVANTS and not ROYALITY to be served by the public. (That's all politicians, past and present.)
Once you have been treated like royalty that would seem a hard drug to recover from. Usually when govt. overspends the objection to cutting is that this is just a drop in the bucket and you won't acheive any real savings. This actually is just a drop in that bucket. Nobody wants to see a former president needlessly exposed to danger.
I question whether BHO will be relevant 10 years from now. Yes in the sense he was the first black president and what ever leagacy he leaves. But will he be relavant enough for assasination? I am betting we will have bigger fish to fry then, the first female president, the first non christian president, the first gay president...and the list goes on. I personally think it is over kill.
You can't spend more than you make. I would like to see some of the liberals make a real effort at cutting some programs, even though it would make the voters angry. I would also like to see the Conservatives honestly consider raising taxes, even though it will make thier voters angry. Until there is some sort of honest compromise it will just be the some old line with nothing getting done.
up2, Your post just above says exactly what we need to do.
Unfortunately your last statement is incorrect.
Something will get done.
The United States credit rating will be downgraded again I'm afraid.
We must reduce the deficit by any and all means at our disposal.
No seriously, if you know I would be interested. So far the only danger is that it would be one more product to tax the heck out of.
Our stupidity in allowing narco terrorists to infiltrate a large part of the economy is not in itself one of the dangers of cannibus. At this point a narco terrorist and our blood sucking govt. are running about even.
Our Government has engaged in a forty year war on drugs and drugs are easier to come by today than they were forty years ago.
Cannibus is the least harmful of all mood adjusters.
Again, i get the danger of or guilt by association to crime but the product itself is not the cause. What do you personally think the danger of the substance is. A sientific explanation is not needed. I am interested in your thoughts.
JimmyMack---thanks for your response. I beleive the movie you referenced was 'Reefer Madness'. I suppose it's the art of compromise but it's troubling to cede ground just to assuage those who are convinced something is dangerous. We end up begging to be taxed for something that is rightfully ours. And you said it....sebe is pretty dang quick.
Here ya' go....
up2, I'm sorry that this blog sort of got hijacked.
I posted another blog on the subject of marijuana. Because pot is something which needs to be discussed.
However back to the original message of this blog string we should have made a more thorough debate on the cost of lifetime protection of the Obama family.
I encourage you to post another blog on this subject.