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The State of the Union address

Speech draws mixed local reactions

February 13, 2013

Area residents and local officials watched with mixed reactions as President Barack Obama delivered his State of the Union Address in front of a joint session of Congress Tuesday night....

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thegreek

Feb-18-13 8:57 PM

Irisheyes, since he was re elected, he technically preceded HIMSELF !!!!Haaa haaa - Got you...

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irisheyes

Feb-18-13 5:37 PM

An excellent speech, by a far superior president than the fool who proceeded him

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NasCarNut

Feb-18-13 11:16 AM

Trotter’s story about McKinley is very true—she failed to mention that the young mother shot and killed the intruder with a Remington 870 Express Shotgun—a gun that would not be banned under the proposed assault weapons statute. McKinley made it clear that she was not in favor of any gun control. But she said of assault rifles that she “personally has no use for one and doesn’t own one.” She also supports background checks on gun sales.

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thegreek

Feb-18-13 9:04 AM

So nascarnut, when you get done defaming her charachter, are you going to comment on the topic of her speech which was that guns equalize the balance of power between smaller women and big men that are thugs? As far as the State of the union speech, it is the same - talk, travel, sell, complain about congress, talk some more, travel, sell, complain, travel, sell.

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ReasonableVoice

Feb-18-13 12:29 AM

I missed the State of the Union Address - intentionally - and I largely skim over articles that reference it.

I figure it went a little like this (paraphrasing, of course):

"I promise to do everything that I promised to do the last time I was elected."

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NasCarNut

Feb-17-13 6:55 PM

Now that the Pentagon has given the go-ahead on allowing women in combat zones, Gayle Trotter can give up the Susie Homemaker act and live out her Rambette fantasies for real. But, I sense she is cut from the same chickenhawk chickensh!t fabric as the rest of her peers and would sh!t her panties ala Nugent instead of enlisting :-)

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NasCarNut

Feb-17-13 6:36 PM

Like Trotter, the Independent Women's Forum has recently shown interest in gun rights. Before the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting, the last time the group had published multiple items on gun rights was 2000, when gun advocate John Lott's book More Guns, Less Crime was referenced on its website.

I believe single mothers with children in the home and a gun around are far more likely to attend the funeral of their child following an accident while playing with the gun than following a home invasion, but that's just me...

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NasCarNut

Feb-17-13 6:25 PM

Her presence at the Senate hearing appears to be tied to her status at the Independent Women's Forum, a nonprofit public policy group. But the forum doesn't specialize in firearms issues. Its stated mission is "to expand the conservative Her presence at the Senate hearing appears to be tied to her status at the Independent Women's Forum, a nonprofit public policy group. But the forum doesn't specialize in firearms issues. Its stated mission is "to expand the conservative coalition" by making conservative ideas more attractive to women and by "increasing the number of women who understand and value the benefits of limited government, personal liberty, and free markets." coalition" by making conservative ideas more attractive to women and by "increasing the number of women who understand and value the benefits of limited government, personal liberty, and free markets."

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NasCarNut

Feb-17-13 6:21 PM

It doesn't sum anything up, Trotter is out recruiting women or at least trying to...

ns are a relatively new topic of

Buya link here

Guns are a relatively new interest, at least publicly, for Trotter. A tax attorney by trade, she appears to have published her first op-ed about gun control in September. In it, she urged voters to "cling to your guns."

Trotter also maintains a personal blog, ****gayletrotter****, in which she addresses faith and values. The blog, which has been operating since 2010, contains only one post about gun rights, published about a week before Wednesday's hearing.

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thegreek

Feb-17-13 11:41 AM

search this. It sums it all up. Women protecting themselves with weapons. Gayle Trotter, a lawyer, gun rights activist, and senior fellow at the conservative Independent Women’s Forum, gave her passionate testimony last week at the Senate Judiciary Committee hearing on gun violence.

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thegreek

Feb-16-13 2:54 PM

search this on youtube

OBAMA supporters HATE his POLICIES when told they are Romney PROMISES

hilarious but sad.

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thegreek

Feb-14-13 6:00 PM

Harley, it is like arguing with Charles Manson. There is no winning. He just dreams up mindless fodder that has absolutely nothing to do with anything, to throw out there, assuming it makes him look intelligent. Assumes no one is superior to him like Manson.

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scrappile

Feb-14-13 5:32 PM

As far as being a punk \m/. badge of honor, punta

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scrappile

Feb-14-13 5:29 PM

Flatch'n'sniff: Rubio`s speech is exactly what it was, a matching gloss over facts that came from the glazed over eyes of Nutshell Bachmann, and Boy wonder, if they will buy this cause even I cant sell it, Jindal. And pretty much any and all post you throw up here. It dont get past the smell test. It is still We the People, and will never be, I the conservative. You want to legislate morality, move to Iran, I know they love THEOCRACY.

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scrappile

Feb-14-13 5:17 PM

Rubio: His talking points are the old, tired ramblings of the best ACTING president ever, another REGAN was running Wall Street and the banking lobbies in the 80`s, thus the nation, yet both cash some pretty big "organized theft" checks, go on give me the "You cant change govt. from the outside" rant. he has no real answers, except what his wealthy backers tell him in prepared speeches and statements. Think Americans cant see past what the party of the plutocrats are doing promoting Cruz and Rubio, as one of us. you are wrong. They still stand for the vocal minority, and those that use their wealth to BET AGAINST AMERICA.

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Harleyrider

Feb-14-13 5:01 PM

asknot, oneill views any thought other than those that occur he is told to have as extremism. He constantly displays intellectual dishonesty and is not worthy of listening to because of his behavoir. You and I have disagreed many times, but we can find common ground. oneill lacks the ability to budge and his demenor causes the replies he gets.

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Harleyrider

Feb-14-13 4:32 PM

Truth hurts, huh oneill. lol

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Harleyrider

Feb-14-13 3:01 PM

oneill, all you do is bloviate. You lack substance and rational thought.

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Harleyrider

Feb-14-13 11:28 AM

Ahhh bashing for taking a drink of water. Is that what you are left with? lol Did you bash Obama for the same exact thing? Did you make fun of him? You people are completely and totally intellectualy dishonest.

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scrappile

Feb-13-13 11:12 PM

Yes sir, dont want to pay taxes, but if you got to pay taxes, pay them in such a way they help you and yours, Rubio just got back from Uncle Cheech`s house and had the cotton-mouth, was mumbling something about 2016 against lyin` Ryan, and Rand, well lets just say, to have a tea party, there must simply be fruitcakes and a lot of nuts around.

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scrappile

Feb-13-13 8:53 PM

This is the collective response to the Potus SOTU from the very vocal minority of the hills and hollows of S.E. Ohio " WAAAAAAAAAH", maybe check Jill Stein`s position on issues, Gary Johnson,Virgil Goode jr.,Rocky Anderson. In the throwing your vote away category, what has the 2 major party office holders done for you lately?. Took away rights, trampled Constitution, increased and still increasing tax load on fewer and fewer earners, still protecting oil shipments from terror supporting countries for investment and shareholders portfolios, with U.S tax dollars through the U.S Navy. Building infrastructure in nations a hemisphere away, while ours crumbles, wanting to sell turnpikes,ports of call to foreign countries. Until the vocal minority stops backing those that bet against America and her citizens. The road to ruin is going to go down a steep grade and the bridge at the bottom is out, no matter if you drive the left or right lane, you are going on a one way trip.

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slogoin

Feb-13-13 8:26 PM

Folks,stop and think about it...Palin,Reid,Pelosi..we need to get ahold of the reigns(sp) and do something for the USA,not the U.N.We are all Amercan,we need to take the responsibility that this priveledge affords and return this country to a place where a strong back or a good mind is worth more than a lawyer/politician who will sell their soul for a good re election fund.

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slogoin

Feb-13-13 8:22 PM

Ask.Yes,I read that recently.I have voted and paid attention to politics almost my entire adult life and dont remember being threatened repeatedly with exec order than more this one.I feel George the 2nd did more damage in his term than the previous 10 presidents.BUT,Obama said he would fix it,yet he almost seems to want to make it worse to further agenda.

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Libertyforall

Feb-13-13 7:23 PM

We now return you to your regularly scheduled program...

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Libertyforall

Feb-13-13 7:08 PM

Your kind are only able to win arguements by name calling and using the "race card". The rest of your diatribe does not hold up to the "smell" test. You, are the poster child for liberalism with your lack of understanding of and ability to defend an issue without resorting to name calling. Hussein is the idiot in the White House's name, as I have heard him use it himself. So maybe you should contact him with your opinion that you hold in such high regard. Oh, and if I want to call someone a name, it is ok, I'm protected under 1st amend, that is until your hero tries to take that away as well. Good luck with your narrow mind and narcissism.

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