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Getting worked up over things that have not been passed and will not be seriously considered?!

Everyday I see "They're trying to do _______ to us"...but rarely do I see who "they" are. Apparently there is a bill out there about restricting the types of animals people can own as pets to those that were here in the days of Christopher Columbus.

Then we get the "socialism here we come" like Obama and his friends wrote it themselves.

Turns out it came from Guam.

Anyway...this is just an example...I see the crap all the time. People are so quick to over react and must not realize that there are tons of garbage bills out there at any given time. They're working themselves up for nothing.


Asked by Anonymous at 9:03 AM on Apr. 21, 2009 in Politics & Current Events

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Answers (46)
  • I think you really have to know where something originated before you can jump to conclusions. I think a lot of people read a catchy headline and jump to the conclusion that their rights are going to be stripped from them the next day. I don't think it is a "wait and see pacifist" approach, I think it is a matter of doing your research before you go crazy about something.

    Answer by kabbot01 at 9:12 AM on Apr. 21, 2009

  • Ahhhh, the old "wait and see" approach. That's productive. Waiting until bad things happen, is NOT the America our Founding Fathers envisioned. Pacifists suck.

    Answer by Anonymous at 9:05 AM on Apr. 21, 2009

  • The person who signs the bill, is the person responsible for enacting a law that will somehow have a direct effect on you.
    Obama will sign the bill regardless of where it came from because it is a liberal agenda to help save the animals. Iagree with the bill by the way. So when Obama signs it, he is responsible. Stop trying to give the black man a pass because you like him and it came from Guam. Guam is a territory of the U.S. and all bills originate from somewhere.

    Answer by akinbottom2 at 9:11 AM on Apr. 21, 2009

  • The OP is suggesting that we actually take the time to educate ourselves about issues instead of trusting to inflammatory articles and headlines. She isn't suggesting that we just "wait and see' on everything. Your response, anonymous, just reinforces her point. You didn't read carefully and you jumped to an incorrect conclusion. You are being inflammatory.

    Answer by Marwill at 9:14 AM on Apr. 21, 2009

  • Gee akinbottom...with your avatar being a photo of our buddy Ronald, you don't have any kind of agenda do you??? Blame everything on Obama and make it all an issue of race. That's the way to go...

    Answer by Marwill at 9:16 AM on Apr. 21, 2009

  • This administration has already PROVED that it is up to no good. ANY bill/policy being discussed no matter how big or small should fire EVERYONE up! Maybe if people researched EVERY issue, then someone, somewhere might catch something hidden within that DOES affect everyone! Just because it doesn't SEEM to directly impact YOUR life doesn't mean that it won't somewhere down the road.

    You can't "cherry pick" your issues, supporting the ones you like, and ignoring the ones you don't--they are ALL entwined into a "big picture" of sorts.

    And HOW does having a PICTURE of one of the BEST Presidents this country has seen in modern times, turn into an issue of race?!?!?

    Answer by LoriKeet at 9:23 AM on Apr. 21, 2009

  • She made it an issue of race because akinbottom said, " Stop trying to give the black man a pass"
    Reagan's picture relates to conservativism, not race. She did that all on her own.

    Answer by Marwill at 9:26 AM on Apr. 21, 2009

  • Prior to election day, it was all about making history with electing a black man. Then inauguration day was all about the first black president. Get over yourself, he's a black man! Nobody wants everyone to know that better than the black man himself. He's getting continual passes because he's a black President and you cannot deny that it is so obvious to anyone that sees him for what he is.

    Answer by akinbottom2 at 9:29 AM on Apr. 21, 2009

  • Well, it seems as if you're against Obama you MUST be racist, hence the "giving Obama a free pass" statement. Be against Obama couldn't POSSIBLY be due to say watching him and his administration DESTROY this once great country, could it?! (sarcasm)

    Answer by LoriKeet at 9:30 AM on Apr. 21, 2009

  • And McCain was continually referred to as the old white man, there is some racism and ageism from the liberals who claim to be so politically correct. NOT>

    Answer by Anonymous at 9:30 AM on Apr. 21, 2009