So it's 84 'jobs' lost locally

Posted Wednesday, March 20, 2013, at 9:16 AM
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  • Kelly, Family readiness is blowing smoke up your back side. I am one of several civilians that they let go on Jan.1. It took 2 months to get our back pay and 6 weeks before they even turned our unemployment, no cut in hours just shut it down yet they can cough up 50K to wainscot the golf course clubhouse.after 125K in remodeling 18 months ago

    -- Posted by working stiff on Wed, Mar 20, 2013, at 5:32 PM
  • And how about all of the enlisted people who are being "forced" to retire? They are kicking some of those out before they reach maximum time for retirement. In other words---cheating them out of pay. How about those folks?

    -- Posted by OpinionMissy on Wed, Mar 20, 2013, at 7:16 PM
  • Working Stiff,

    Sorry to hear about your situation and I hope things turn around for you soon.

    If we could get the government to quit wasting money on unnecessary and wasteful pork projects we wouldn't be in this situation. Instead they(Democrats & Republicans)continue to spend good money like there's no end. But then they make cuts in the most visible and painful places possible.

    Until the American people have had enough and stand up and take our country back nothing will change.

    -- Posted by TundraRat on Thu, Mar 21, 2013, at 8:10 AM
  • *

    The WH said last week that ending WH tours had never been "brought up" to the President.

    Sounds to me like DC double speak.

    What it really means is that it came from the top down.

    Makes me wonder about most of the things that the media says will happen in the next 5 months.

    -- Posted by wh67 on Thu, Mar 21, 2013, at 11:41 AM
  • FUNNY ......I havnt heard anyone on this site that wants government telling them what to do in there life and that goes for dems and repubs alike.Some agree with some issues and some don't but to imply that some here are just drones is so out of line.One thing that keeps me here is the independence of the people here.I guess if you don't go along with the GOP model 100% you are in the governments pocket.I wonder why it's so hard to come to gripes with the fact that none of us are perfect and to keep making assumptions about your country men is part of the problem.Your entitled to your opinion but to make blanket remarks solve's nothing it just incites.

    I was watching something on tv yesterday about a town and a lady who was probally forty wanted a return to the 50'S HELLO !!!!!! THAT IS WHY SHE LIVED THERE BUT SHE WANTED EVERY ONE ELSE TO BE THE SAME WAY.LIKE IT OR NOT IT'S 2013 AND COUNTING.I certainly don't want to return to the 1950's nothing good in that era for me except I feel the education was better.

    If anyone is keeping up with current comments the GOP realized that they have lost touch with the AMERICAN people on many key issues.We need to move forward not backwards to where some were comfortable, life is not comfortable and change comes. One thing that has made us great is our ability to adapt and change,it is part of the back bone of AMERICA......our strongest asset is our people's diversity of thought.........my thoughts

    -- Posted by lamont on Thu, Mar 21, 2013, at 11:41 AM
  • lamont the GOP is in big trouble having problems within. Demos aren't having problems within their party. At least I'm not seeing it.

    I watched Sara Palin speak at CPAC. She was putting down obama for using a teleprompter while she was doing the same thing when speaking. lol! Step away from the teleprompter Sara

    It is sad that a Republican Governor (Chris Christie) wasn't invited but Sara not holding any political office was.......

    -- Posted by MsMarylin on Thu, Mar 21, 2013, at 12:29 PM
  • MHresident we're not sure in this house if you are scared of everything or just need many, many enemies to make up for some inadequacies in your life. But one thing is for sure, paranoia run rich and deep through your veins. Please continue to share with the world the inside of a Nut Job's mind with more and more posts. We need the laughs.

    -- Posted by sara-connor on Thu, Mar 21, 2013, at 1:29 PM
  • Hey MHresident

    Where is the meet up?

    -- Posted by MsMarylin on Thu, Mar 21, 2013, at 2:44 PM
  • Why are there so many nut jobs in Mountain Home? Oh, I get it, you're dependent on military spending to keep the local economy afloat. Palin, Ryan and Paul are so far out of touch with the 21st Century, much less the 20th and 19th, they're revered in the wasteland of Elmore County!

    -- Posted by Hobbit on Thu, Mar 21, 2013, at 3:13 PM
  • Toot! toot! toot!

    -- Posted by Hobbit on Thu, Mar 21, 2013, at 3:21 PM
  • I might remind you that there are just as many progressives and liberals wearing uniforms as are conservatives......to Imply that they are cowards is just the thing I was talking about.I for one took it personal.....I tend to lean left and I wore the uniform for 28yrs I guess that qualifies me for cowardism...in your book.GUN free day!!! where did that come from? is that the main thrust of your concerns???.....I wish life was that singular.You seem bitter,we could all be I am sure if we searched hard enough.HAVE a good day MH RES,I DO HOPE IT IS A GOOD DAY FOR YOU.

    -- Posted by lamont on Thu, Mar 21, 2013, at 3:53 PM
  • MHresident

    I don't get your horn comment! Can you explain ?

    -- Posted by MsMarylin on Thu, Mar 21, 2013, at 4:30 PM
  • You folks jump around a lot are we talking guns or cuts on base. I remember during previous cutbacks civilians were given back their pay and the net result was paid timeoff from work and no impact on leave or sick time. Most were pretty happy about the cutbacks in private but publicly against it.

    -- Posted by gmoney on Thu, Mar 21, 2013, at 7:10 PM
  • *

    Between the votes today and those that are possible tomorrow, it's probably going to be another week or so before we can make any definitive statements on the status of things at MHAFB.

    Not very useful to continue speculating and or argueing about it now.

    -- Posted by wh67 on Thu, Mar 21, 2013, at 9:39 PM
  • I thought the house voted in Ryan's budget?

    -- Posted by MsMarylin on Fri, Mar 22, 2013, at 12:32 PM
  • The sequester results in the loss of 84+ local jobs. The Nut Job Party seems pretty pleased with the loss of the jobs but have been really upset White House Tours have been canceled. 2014/2016 should be a total loss for the Nut Jobs.

    We owe bazookaman an apology too. We thought he was just a recent crack-pot poster. New friends have filled us in on his long standing paranoid rants and hopes of a new war. From the stories we heard last night shooting American citizen is more than a dream to the old guy. Looking forward to it boys. See you on the battlefield. Are you ready to rumble MHresident?

    -- Posted by sara-connor on Sat, Mar 23, 2013, at 6:48 PM
  • S_C what's this all about??? they are entitled to there opinions without being attacked for being who they are.ZOOK AND MYSELF ARE SO FAR ON THE OPPOSITE POLICALLLY IT AINT EVEN FUNNY but you kn ow we do find common ground ,we also don't have to like some here, name call each other.Most of us here have went through that for months last year we don't want or need to do it again.Mutual respect usually gets it done, it just takes longer. YOU HAVE A GREAT DAY........

    -- Posted by lamont on Sun, Mar 24, 2013, at 12:37 PM
  • lamont we haven't seen any sign of civility in bazookaman or any of the other Nut Jobs in this place. The only common ground I can think we could have would be knuckles. Their's are dragging on the ground and mine are soft and pleasant looking. No respect given so no respect returned.

    -- Posted by sara-connor on Sun, Mar 24, 2013, at 2:45 PM
  • I was were you are at when I first got on here...got to a point were I knew who were for real and who just talked that way.The ones you would have went through the roof about are gone or arnt posting in any event that is the way they exspress themselves.Consider this the visceral hate that is displayed towards this president has not subsided so I am starting to believe that that is the only way they know how to talk to people they disagree with( dems , progressive,libs etc)and they can justify it.Why waste time with it?? YOUR POINT WONT BE MADE ANY CLEARER TO THEM BECAUSE YOUR RIGHT THEY DONT RESPECT YOUR THOUGHTS.You handle it anyway you want BEEN THERE DONE THAT AINT DOING IT AGAIN.

    I was just wondering have a good one.....

    -- Posted by lamont on Sun, Mar 24, 2013, at 3:22 PM
  • bazookaman seems to think the world is falling apart and no one is happy with the direction this country is going. This battered woman, my friends and co-workers are happy even if we aren't battered at all. Sure we'd like to see 100 percent employment but that will never be acceptable to the Nut Job Party. They need a whole group of people to blame for their outdated policies. The Nut Jobs thrive on the invisible enemy, scaring and being scared. Transparent to most democrats but the Party of Scare uses it to add and keep members in their cabal.

    In this humble house and our circle of friends we see a great future and are moving towards it while the bazookamen of this world want the pain of 84 lost local jobs. It makes you feel superior doesn't bazookaman. You'd rather be correct in your prognostications of doom than do what is right. Only two words come to mind when we read the Nut Job Rants. Post More. We love it when the Nut Jobs sound pathetic and paranoid in public. 2014/2016 will be a breeze for the democrats thanks to the Nut Job Party.

    -- Posted by sara-connor on Mon, Mar 25, 2013, at 2:07 PM
  • WELL contrary to all the gloom and doom all the indicaters have us progressing slowly for sure but out of the mess. How about some credit on that but it's to much to say for some.

    Personally for the president to even consider gracing Hannity's show would be demeaning.Hannity is in my opinion one of the most unproffessional hatefull people on TV.It comes through with beckel and any other person who doesn't think his way,and when he gets stuck he changes the subject to something that has nothing to do with the subject at hand.HANNITY HAS NOTHING CONSTRUCTIVE TO SAY ABOUT MINORITY'S UNLESS THERE ALLAN WEST TYPES WHICH LEAVE A LOT TO BE DESIRED BECAUSE WEST HAS NO INTEGRITY IN MY OPINION.HANNITY HATE FOR THE PRESIDENT IS QUITE EVIDENT IN HIS PRESENTATIONS ABOUT HIM,AND HE ALSO ATTACKS THE FIRSTLADY,unjustly. HE HAS NO RESPECT.WHY BOTHER ???????

    WHEN you us the term ultra liberal and then attempt to pass that as the thought of the main stream you are already out of it, because the word ultra already implies fringe rather than main stream.That is the same that Hannity does.

    So back at you what has changed for the worst???? YES IT HAS TAKEN LONGER THAN AT ANY OTHER TIME TO COME OUT OF A RECESSION BUT TIMES HAVE CHANGED.the global market has changed drastically America can no longer walk in and dictate what people will pay and how much they will buy or sell those days are over,so therefore our economy has got to change with it.Do I like it NO but I try like the dickens to understand it in other words this is not the good old days they are gone forever.BALANCED BUDGET how come it didn't matter that the budget wasn't balanced before........poletics.....but we could go to war on a credit card and we havnt even started to pay the bill......it's called VA BACKLOG when that is gone i'll consider wether we are sincere in our dealings.

    IF the treatment of this man from day one has not been racist I don't know what you call it. No PRESIDENT HAS EVER BEEN DEMEANED AT THE LEVEL THIS MAN HAS.FROM THE JOKES TO THE STEREOTYPES NOW WE ARE EVEN QUESTIONING WHAT IS SPENT AT THE WHITE HOUSE..........ANSWER ......the same as the previous administrations and that is well documented but he gets questioned......someone is walking the dog....ain't the first dog to be walked at the white house or have we forgotten that. GOD FORBID THIS BLACK GUY HAS SOMEONE WALKING HIS DOG .......YOU HAVE GOT TO BE KIDDING ME..........MS BACHMAN.......HE IS NOT THE FIRST AND HE IS NOT THE LAST. WE ALL ARE NOT ATHLETS OR RAPPERS.YOU DONT BEGRUDGE YOUR OWN WHEN THEY MAKE MONEY OR ARE SUCCESFULL WHY DO YOU BEGRUDGE US???? THAT IS WHY WE SAY RACIST.......ANYHOW ENOUGH OF THAT I AM TIRED OF TRYING TO GET IT THROUGH TO SOME PEOPLE IT IS A WASTE OF MY TIME........YOU GUYS HAVE A GOOD DAY

    -- Posted by lamont on Mon, Mar 25, 2013, at 4:42 PM
  • MHresident where is your Lexington and Concord?

    -- Posted by sara-connor on Mon, Mar 25, 2013, at 4:43 PM
  • DR CARLSON IS A SUCCESFULL PERSON YES.He should be held up as and example of that success but to attempt to hold him up as every one of you can do this is flat out wrong.The dr is the exception not the rule and the sooner people realize and look around to there own they would realize that most people are just average trying to do the best they can in the environment there in.The other thing every place the minority's Live is not a ghetto,and that sterotype needs to cease.Please consider they are not the only ones who live in low income housing.THE SAYING last hired first fired still apply's believe it or not.BAD schools create and eneviroment that only the very few overcome and that applies to everyone just look at mtn home.IF and when you open your eyes you might be able to see how a DR CARLSON fits into the scheme of things.HE is entitled to play with who he wants but remember the fact that he plays with HANNITY wont win him any friends in the minority community and several others.HANNITY IS NOT OUR god AND FAR FROM IT.HANNITY is one of those people who say slavery was ok after all we feed and clothed them, what more did they want??I DONT THINK YOU CAN UNDERSTAND THE EXSPERIENCE UNLESS YOU FOUGHT IT.I could tell you story's of our military in the 60's that would make you sick and it took years to make in roads to change.IT wasn't funnywearing the uniform yet still being treated as less than as the convenience suited some.A DR CARLSON talking about anybody can do it is living ijn a fantasy land,BECAUSE ANYBODY ON THE MAJORITY GROUP SIDE CANT DO IT...........MY THOUGHTS.

    -- Posted by lamont on Tue, Mar 26, 2013, at 11:35 AM
  • Sticking to the topic,

    Cuts to the federal budget need to be made at all levels. The cost is going to be high. Many jobs will be lost. So will their precious pensions and insurance policies. Towns that are dependent on these government jobs will dry up and only the most determined or financially secure will be able to stick around. They will possibly be forced to move from small town America to the evil big city. A dollar cut in Idaho is just the same as a dollar cut in Illinois. The decision on what to cut and how much needs to be one based on need and feasibility not emotion and whether or not it backs up one's values and ideology.

    -- Posted by twilcox1978 on Tue, Mar 26, 2013, at 8:14 PM
  • ZOOK.....Settle down,now you know how I felt when the name calling was going on,doesnt feel good does it.

    I think you missed at least my points,who walks were is a stretch, about him is a stretch to say the least.No party is telling people you cant do it yourself,I have said it and you refuse to deal with it when the media makes the face of poverty a specific set of people the people who see that tend to believe it.When you enter a neigbehood and only look for the worst in it and play that as the norm that is what some believe.REV Sharpton did several ads and in those which were filmed on the streets of Brooklyn were I grew up there was none of the trash,garbage and other things id as part of a ghetto.For gods sake get the sterotypes out of your head.

    You speak of name calling on T.V do you think the racist remarks made about the president on tv are OK?? NO BODY SEEMS TO MENTION THAT IS HE FREE GAME ON THE RACIAL END OF IT BECAUSE HE IS PRESIDENT. THERE has been enough name calling by both sides to choke a horse and I am not going to replay it here.

    You sight poor me I have told you of days when people want me.my son (with and MBA) TO ACCEPT LESS PAY FOR THE SAME WORK THEY PAY my MAJORITY GROUP COUNTERPART MORE FOR,THAT IS NOT YESTERDAY THAT IS TODAY,why should my education be worth less than yours??? wHY DO THOSE EXAMPLES FALL ON DEAF EARS??? to be accused of wanting to sit back and let someone else do it,so not true for the majority of the disenfranchised.They work and work hard that is why they die earlier than there majority group counterpart but you refuse to believe that, you talk of the party line,you need to read your post over again out loud and I mean that,it could be propaganda for some very not so sophisticated hate groups.For some reason you seem to think everything is ok.So not true which is proven every day.

    Anyhow I really didn't want to go here so I need to cease this.IT'S all been said before and the points are out there to be seen.The GOP SHOULD STOP THE GARBAGE THE PARTY ONLY WANTS YOU IF YOU HAVE NO FAULTS......THAT'S OK.....ALL PERFECT PEOPLE DESERVE EACH OTHER,I AM NOT PERFECT AND DONT CLAIM TO BE SO I CANT BE PART OF THE GOP AND I HAVE HAVE WORKED AND ACHIEVED, AND I DIDNT GET A HANDOUT TO DO IT.I am getting real tired of the insults to a people who don't deserve it.NO this is not the 60's but on some level nothing changed,just ask Hannity he will tell you.

    -- Posted by lamont on Tue, Mar 26, 2013, at 8:54 PM
  • Zook,

    Yes that is data enough. However, I am not only referring to the debt. My approach applies to all topics. It is not all that popular but it is what it is.

    -- Posted by twilcox1978 on Wed, Mar 27, 2013, at 2:16 PM
  • EVERYONE needs to stay on topic, quit talking back and forth at each other and stay on topic. Some are very close to being uninvited to participate and/or comment. If this does not pertain to you then you have no issue with me. To those that know how to act and speak like an adult, I thank you. B

    -- Posted by Brenda M Fincher Publisher MHNews on Wed, Mar 27, 2013, at 2:59 PM
  • PATRICK......GETTING rid of the post office is exactly what some want,I say NO.....THE CONGRESS MADE THE POST OFFICE INSOLVENT NOT THE POST OFFICE.I feel if you want to see rates sky rocket privatize it.what we will get is the lowest bidder and a patch work of company's trying to deliver mail in a timely manner and will not succed because it will be inherently dysfunctional.There will not be anyone to hold accountable.

    84 jobs lost here .....we have lost far more and servived,we will again.yOU TURNED YOUR NOSE UP TO THE SAUDIES TRAINING HERE,AND ALLIE,AND NOW YOU WANT TO CRY ABOUT JOBS,MAKE UP YOUR MIND.WE DONT OWN THE JOBS ON THAT BASE.RATHER THAN MAKING IT HARD for the AF to operate we might try making it easier and quite talking out of both sides of our mouths.The AF wants to be here but there might come a day when they say it aint worth the hassle.

    Don't get me wrong I don't want to see any jobs go but based on whats happening politically we are going to lose something 84 jobs vs a squadron could be the choice that had to be made so lets think about that also...........

    -- Posted by lamont on Wed, Mar 27, 2013, at 5:48 PM
  • Zook,

    The point of my previous posts was not the debt. It was about certain people making assumptions. Just because I do not echo them word for word, I must be some party hack that can't reason things out for myself. Assumptions are shortcuts....

    Anyways, about the debt I would think that you know what I think. I have harped on it for years. I don't care who starts lowering it as long as it gets done. However, I am realistic enough to know that most do not have the courage to follow through with it.

    -- Posted by twilcox1978 on Thu, Mar 28, 2013, at 9:14 AM
  • *

    The DoD has announced it will reduce civilian furlough days from the 22 previously projected to 14, according to Stars and Stripes http://www.stripes.com/news/sequestration/furlough-time-reduced-for-dod-civilian...

    The article says the move will cover $3 Billion of the $43 Billion the sequestration law requires. Still, that's roughly 3 times the 2.4% pay reduction a true "across the board" reduction would have imposed on the 400 plus MHAFB employees.

    -- Posted by wh67 on Thu, Mar 28, 2013, at 10:23 AM
  • P-A I WAS NOT REFERING TO ANYONE IN PARTICULAR ABOUT THE SAUDIES,SORRY YOU TOOK IT PERSONAL.

    I am going to say this we need to make up our mind who our allies are,and for me base that on there actions and how they fit in with our national intrests,we cant have it both ways.Governments change and just because something happens in one country does not mean it will happen in another.What I am saying is the sterotyping of the Mideast and muslims as a whole needs to stop. IT is counter productive to our national intrests, fosters decension ,and creates a volital environment for some of our allies,in other words we can be our own worst enemy.IF I took the same philosophy to heart I would hate one group of people in this country no matter what they did or said and some people do.IF you listen to what you are saying the same lesson applies.NO I am not all trusting,but I do understand international relationships some here still want to play the we are the greatest game.

    DID anyone notice that the oil we were sopposed to get for the Iraq war is now flowing to china,would someone please ask vice press CHANEY about that.Another game run up the American peoples butt......hello.......but I AM SURE IT'S OK BECAUSE THEY DID IT.IF this administration had arranged that they would be called traitors can we please apply that across the board under the same standard.

    When we point fingers about dollars I think that should be done in a more equitable way.SAUDI money is green,we don't have a problem wanting to take from the elderly and the poor,tell me how that makes sense?? I wonder how we would feel if it were the IRA that wanted to train here?????? HELP ME OUT HERE ENLIGHTEN ME PLEASE !!!!!!

    -- Posted by lamont on Thu, Mar 28, 2013, at 12:45 PM
  • PA ....IM OK I hope you are........The last statement in the previuos blog.....coming to the rescue........the GOP NOR ANY PARTY IS OUR SAVIOUR,THERE IDEAS'S TAKEN ALONE WILL NOT DO THE TRICK IT WILL TAKE BOTH.....THE ALL OR NOTHING CONCEPT HAS GOTTON US NO WHERE.as THE DEM WORLD IS NOT PERFECT NEITHER IS THE GOP WORLD AND SOME NEED TO QUITE ACTING LIKE IT IS.

    example; we just had a 21 term senator in Alaska refer to Mexicans as WETBACKS ........IS THAT The way the GOP SHOWS US HOW THEY CARE??and HE SAYS HE DIDNT MEAN ANY DISRESPECT give me a break.NOW I am not saying he is indigative of all ,but don't you guys have enough problems without that kinda stuff.To me it shows arrogance ,it says I can call them anything I want wethere IT is insulting or not.That is not the way to make friends and influence people.

    The country is recovering and the GOP is still BAD MOUTHING AT EVERY TURN.....ONLY BECAUSE YOU ARE NOT IN CHARGE,IT WAS OK FOR BUSH TO LIE US TO WAR AND THEN GO THERE ON A CREDIT CARD WAS IT NOT???? aND we still have people who want to continue these wars.usually they don't have or never have worn the uniform...enough already.The carpetbaggers have made enough money off our kids blood.That idiot in north korea has got the whole world holding it's breath and I don't understand why????? let HIM KNOW YOU BLINK WRONG IT WONT BE VERY PLEASANT.... AND THEN IGNORE HIS BUTT.i DO FEEL VERY STRONGLY that we should not have dependents in korea...... get them out of there.ANYHOW I am on a rant need to go have a good one.............later

    -- Posted by lamont on Fri, Mar 29, 2013, at 12:03 PM
  • ZOOK .........YOUR INTO DEFENDING......I AM NOT TRYING TO CHASTISE.........THE credit card was a major part the cascade that we had called a recession.OR do you just ignore that and go to what happened and the cause just gets a pass.....and to answer your question about 10 billion.Point being the bill came due during this presidency or do we just ignore that also.You can point all the fingers you want but at least point out ALL the faults ....both sides.THERE is a budget and a plan ask your GOP PEOPLE TO COME TO THE TABLE AND GET IT DONE.......yOUR MEMORIES ARE REAL SHORT WHEN IT COMES TO YOUR PART IN THE MONEYTARY DEMISE.........SHARE THE WEALTH AND THE GOP HAS A SHARE IN THIS.........YOUR HANDS ARE NOT CLEAN.......LATER

    -- Posted by lamont on Fri, Mar 29, 2013, at 5:36 PM
  • TYPO SHOULD HAVE BEEN TEN TRILLION.everyone knows that.......

    -- Posted by lamont on Fri, Mar 29, 2013, at 5:38 PM
  • Independent groups are saying we are recovering.....what do you want a boom right away????? it DOESNT HAPPEN THAT WAY AND USUALLY THE RECOVERY DOESNT TAKE THIS LONG OR IT IS IN BIGGER GULPS THAT IS DATA FROM PREVIOUS RECESSIONS HOW EVER WE HAVNT HAD ONE THIS DEEP SINCE THE GREAT DEPRESSION SO THERE IS NOT A LOT TO COMPARE IT TOO.

    Do you really think the last 2 yrs of the bush administration put us in the bind we got into??? or do you just point at those 2 and discount the previous 4 come now get real.There have been cuts but none that you can make political hay out of.I don't think the cuts a big enough or in the right places but they have been made.I cannot go along with cut ssi or food stamps as examples those programs need to be administered correctly.BETWEEN THE FED AND THE STATES THEY CANT SEEM TO GET IT RIGHT.I have a problem with none citizens being placed on long term assistance roles,that can be stoped and should be,by the same token I consider oil company subsidies as long term welfare payments to someone who is working and making money.Why are we paying farmers not to farm??? but we want to make the retirement age higher there are many arguments that can be put forth and each have pro's and con's.I for one would like to see both sides sit down and look at all the subsides to include food stamps etc and figure what they are going to do to reign the garbage in but they ALL are afraid of what might happen in there district that's the problem in a nutshell.Rather than concentrating on relection how about concentrating on governing in the best interest of the country.

    The issue of poverty goes across the board it is not limited to people of color so therefore quite pitting us against each other when we all share pretty equally in the poverty business.MAYBE WE NEED TO LOOK AT THIS ADVERSARIL SOCIETY WE HAVE AS CREATING THE LARGE LOCATIONS OF POVERTY.I like everyone here has worked hard for what I have ,I don't like supporting people who WONT work but that can be fixed we don't want to.GET on with the idea of incentives to keep jobs here in the USA,to do that we have to educate our people, we can do that too but we are more interested in making money hand over fist from education, in other words our prority's in my opinion are in the wrong place.

    Last but not least we as a people need to insist that the government work for us starting at the local level.The idea that the government is the enemy is getting to the point were it is totally counterproductive and it has solved exactly nothing.THE DEMS NOR THE GOP HAS NO RIGHT TO RULE OTHER THAN WHAT WE GIVE THEM.THEY NEEED TO GET THERE HEADS OUT OF THE WHITE HOUSE AND PAY ATTENTION TO WHAT WE NEED IN OUR HOUSE..........MY THOUGHTS.......LATER

    -- Posted by lamont on Sat, Mar 30, 2013, at 12:08 AM
  • THANKS...PA.... but he is not listening,and like so many what ever this administration does is wrong it matters not what it is.

    When you speak of dictaterships try mentioning what is going on in michagan.I WONDER HOW LONG BEFORE SOME SERIOUS REBELLION GOES ON UP THERE....funny thing you don't have a problem with what cucinch is doing there ......why???? it GOES AGAINST OUR CONSTITUTION AND EVERYTHING WE ARGUE ABOUT.but I KNOW HE IS A REPUB SO IT'S OK. Give me a b reak

    FOR the last time the bills came due during this administration or do we just ignore that???

    I for one am not going to argue with you,you have turned a blind eye and you only see as you want.That may serve you well I hope it does but I would have thought you could do better.........have a good one.....later

    -- Posted by lamont on Sat, Mar 30, 2013, at 11:58 AM
  • ZOOK.....WHAT THAT GOVENOR IS DOING THERE IS BEING HELD UP AS WHAT THE GOP WANTS TO DO TO THE NATION......THAT IS WHY I MENTIONED IT.

    wHERE DO you get the notion that the nation is just about finished???? You sound like THE BUSH ADMINISTRATION a mushroom cloud.yOU NEED TO STOP THAT TRASH........IT aint going my way so it's coming apart.The republican party has raised itself to the spectre of being questioned as to it's relevance.IT sounds like it wants a return to the 1800'S WHEN THE ROBBER BARONS BASICALY RAN THIS COUNTRY.

    The American people are not buying what the GOPs selling.The fact that people are taking second jobs....oh horrors......that is the story of most minority's lives,single mothers,the working poor nothing new there. Obamacare is not forcing that,that is a propaganda ploy, some might but they are few so don't make it sound like the world of the corporation is coming apart.They don't want to provide health care of any kind,it chips at there profits,and we cant have that can we.

    AMENISTIE MEXICO.....when you needed those people for cheap labor they were ok ,now there not.I wonder how many farms went under last year because they couldn't find workers for the fields??Again the GOP shows distain for the working side of the house unless they can be abused.The people who don't like us consistently come through the Canadian border but we never mention that.....why??hOW ABOUT THIS....lets just lockup every one in the fields this year and call it a day....and see what happens to our agricultural base......have you got a solution for who is going to work the fields??? I can tell you who is not but some have dreams that that will return,they can dream on.

    I think it funny you don't know about MICHIGAN,I think that is because people like HANNITY,BECK ETC don't talk about it.YOU should be worried about that and I mean that sincerely,dont just blow it off.

    HAVE A GREAT EASTER ALL.......IT'S A BEAUTIFULL DAY

    -- Posted by lamont on Sun, Mar 31, 2013, at 11:08 AM
  • The equivalent of 84 jobs lost in Mt Home. The Nut Jobs don't care about the working class and that includes the Nut Jobs that are in the working class who seem again, to be their own worst enemy. Why would the Nut Jobs want a reasonable minimum wage when their gurus on Fox tell them it's bad. Try telling the person who is being offered a $8 an hour job when they have a degree. The only thing these $8 an hour employers want is excellence, many years of experience and a degree?

    When the Nut Jobs run out of illogical double-speak from Fox they run to the next line of lies. The economy isn't recovering seems to be a fantasy the Foxers seem to enjoy. They can't even look out their own window and see the recovery but reality never was the Nut Job Party's strong suit.

    How about yelling in all caps a huge number. The 18 TRILLION DEBT? Never once do these Nut Jobs explain when we will hit critical mass but they just know it will occur soon. And I suspect this will also be the time to hit the battlefield for their big war with friend, neighbor and even their highly educated families.

    -- Posted by sara-connor on Mon, Apr 1, 2013, at 6:52 AM
  • SETTLE down sara you are going were they want you too.I have said this before, for those folks that this is not happening to,they have no concept.AND AS LONG AS IT'S NOT HAPPENING TO THEM THEY REALLY DONT CARE.POWER crazed is what they are do it my way or the hi way,A WOMANS RIGHT TO CHOSE,EDUCATION,MARRIAGE AND DONT LEAVE MARRIAGE UP TO THE STATES THEY DIDNT DO A FAIR JOB LAST TIME the last state to to get rid of the ban on interacial marriage didn't happen till 1997,1997 get it.8 $ AND HOUR that is a joke it still ensures a servant classe does it not??? all these things are known but they still want them .The people don't but the right does it is amazing. well don't want to go on a tear be well SARA but don't blow a gasket..........later

    -- Posted by lamont on Mon, Apr 1, 2013, at 12:10 PM
  • The local Nut Job Party representative and or undisputed leader is dead set against higher education more commonly described as a college degree. This little piece of paper is becoming mandatory to getting any job paying more than $7.25 hour. And these same Nut Jobs want us to believe they have the answer to increasing jobs, improving the economy, improving education and making sure the people have more guns but less freedoms elsewhere in our lives? When our friends and family heard this statement, even the republicans at our dinner table had to agree the Nut Jobs are done for good. But we'll still be looking for them on the battlefield. Hey boys, are you geared up?

    -- Posted by sara-connor on Wed, Apr 3, 2013, at 12:12 PM
  • HERES SOME COMMON SENSE.......quite fighting our president at every turn and sit down and work on things for the American people.GOP has so much common sense apply it why don't you.??And if you havnt sat in a classroom lately then you don't know the difference because you havnt been there to compare,This return to what I was raised with Attitude is the problem with the GOP.The people are speaking and the GOP IS TURNING A DEAF EAR.I AM NOT SAYING THE GOP is all bad or the people I am saying you cant stand still.YOU cant go back and your not comfortable with that. That is a shame........We HAVE THE EXPERTISE TO GO FORWARD WE ARE THAT EXPERTISE AND TO STAND STILL WITH IT IS NOT THE THING TO DO.I WILL CONTINUE TO INSPIRE FOR THE FUTURE..........LATER

    -- Posted by lamont on Wed, Apr 3, 2013, at 5:28 PM
  • Back to the topic,

    Mostly conservative Mountain Home only cares about the job losses because it happened at home. If these job losses happened in Colorado or Tennessee, the same people would read about it online or in the newspaper and think nothing more of it. They get on their pulpit and preach small government and cutting expenditures. However, they want it to happen somewhere else. That is America in a nutshell.

    -- Posted by twilcox1978 on Thu, Apr 4, 2013, at 11:53 AM
  • ZOOK...IT.s fine to be one sided but to be intolerable is a horse of a different color.You say things that people don't like in a way they don't like but you want acceptance.I can deal with it for the most part but every liberal is not a communist out to kill the country,every person who is educated is not out to sell us out,everybody who doesn't own a gun is not a coward,.And for me the idea of celebrating because the GOP LOST SOMETHING IS REPUGNANT we need both party's to solve the problems one set of ideas will not get it.I have said that time and again but because you don't see me as a stanch conservative you don't hear me.

    This is a different world and being flexable believe it or not has been part of diplomacy since the beginning of time. So whats your problem?? iS IT THAT YOU WANT TO DICTATE TO A WORLD THAT IS SAYING YOU DONT OWN US OR CONTROL US ,WE HAVE INTREST AND THINGS THAT AFFECT US THAT DONT AFFECT YOU AND WE HAVE TO LOOK OUT FOR OUR PEOPLE AS WE SEE FIT NOT AS YOU SEE FIT.

    you KNOW AS MUCH AS I dispise RUSH I have never called him a scumbag that kind of free wheeling comments doesn't do anything for the dialogue,but do as you please.I feel that the GOP set out to ensure this presidents failure and there were so many comments to that affect to ignore.The speaker of the house,minority leader in the senate,the house whip and I could go on.CAN you name a president that has been denergrated and insulted to the tune this one has anywhere in our history???? CAN YOU??? And yes I do feel the race has a part in it and you have people on your side who have said yes it has so what is the problem?? stop pretending it doesn't because it does.IT is not something we need to argue about it's something we need to consider as to why.

    Now to the accusation about being the most decietfull bunch of thieves etc.MY question to you would be what would you call Bush Chaney and that bunch???They certainly were not Most peoples hero's.TAKE SOME TIME AND DENERGRAT THEM WILL YOU..

    -- Posted by lamont on Thu, Apr 4, 2013, at 1:25 PM
  • FOR the last time this is not 1776 times have changed and the country must change to survive in this complicated thing we call a world.Why you would think that everything that was written 3 century's ago applies todoay is beyond me but think as you wish.I THINK WHAT YOU PEOPLE WANT IS A FREE FOR ALL BECAUSE YOU FEEL YOU STILL CONTROL THE PURSE STRINGS.YOU want to RULE,you want back to a time when certain people didn't make enough money to have nice cars and homes you want a return to they can live over there ,they don't need and education,they should be satisfied with being the janitor etc.IT'S not going to happen.The right you belong too wants control pure and simple I don't know why you try and wrap it in a cloak of patriotism because it's not.

    All the false claims and ditrades to justify something that is not real, daily twisted to suit what you want to hear,to believe it will not change what sedition and treason is.

    You don't like him skipping congress....how does this work congress likes and idea the president says sounds good to me, lets do it and then suddenly the congress no longer likes the idea .......that my friend is obstruction for obstruction sake.HOW come you never talk of those kind of things/ Because there ok with you well there not ooOK with a heck of a lot of the American people.I would go around them to if I felt it was in the PEOPLES best intrest.

    Fast and furious a busted operation is there anymore to be said without compromising intell assestts or do you want some more dead folks ??,You of all people should know that.Bengazi what is there explain other than why are mercenary(CONTRACTORS) guarding our embassies INSTEAD OF MARINES AS HAS BEEN THE NORM.Besides there were no assesset to send and they don't want to admit thatand send from where that is the point.

    I hate to do this but tell me how undocumented people vote....and I am not talking about the exception,Your the one who said undocumented voters....hello.

    MY problem is that neither side is acting in the best intrest of the country there more interested in getting there paychecks (getting reelected) so don't think I am getting on to the right anymore than the left.This is simple for me I DONT TRUST YOUR ULTRA CONSERVATIVE MOTIVES AND WHAT IT HOLDS FOR ME.BELIEVE IT OR NOT IT IS THAT SIMPLE.THE PEOPLE I KNOW AND HAVE HEARD ON THIS BLOG WHO ARE OF THAT PERSUASION ARE NOT PEOPLE BASED ON THERE REHETORIC THAT I WANT IN MY LIFE I don't see life through rose tinted glasses and I don't care for people who judge others when they don't know anything about there daily lives that is a quirk of mine.That critercism comes the posts on these blogs not some pre conceived notion..........have a good one

    -- Posted by lamont on Fri, Apr 5, 2013, at 10:40 AM
  • Lamont you are very Patient!

    Zook when are you going to just come out and tell us what you know (that secret thing that's coming) You've been talking about it for a few years now. If you don't want us to know about it then why don't you keep it to yourself instead of teasing us with what ever it is that you know. It's getting OLD!

    -- Posted by MsMarylin on Fri, Apr 5, 2013, at 11:07 AM
  • "...Before I finally stopped dealing with the clowns on the Mountain Home blogsite..."

    "Finally"??? Finally what? Finally stopped yet again??? You've "stopped" more times than I can remember.I've "finally" come to the conclusion that you (YOU) can't help but think that you are the shizzle.

    -- Posted by MrMister on Fri, Apr 5, 2013, at 8:58 PM
  • You know more than I do zook because I don't know what they wished for.I know what is proposed and what is on the table just like any other AMERICAN.tell US WHAT IS BEING SOLD OUT AND TRY AND DO IT WITHOUT USING THE PRESEDENT,SEEING HOW YOU HAVE SAID THIS STARTED WAY BACK WHEN EXSPLAIN IT TO US MAKES US UNDERSTAND WHAT IS BEING SOLD OUT.......TRY.I am willing to listen......

    -- Posted by lamont on Fri, Apr 5, 2013, at 9:58 PM
  • I am not going to attempt to answer your accusations one at a time I am going to point out one that again set the tone.Your governor with her finger in the presidents face said this........I AM THE WHITE LADY AND YOU BETTER LISTEN TO ME BOY.Now there were 2 messages sent there one to the white community and one to the black.That is the way this has gone from the beginning. You just proved it, you justified BREWERS actions and there was no justification.I asked you to leave him out and justify your sellout from the standard you put forth and you couldn't,it should have been easy.ALL you had to do was deal with previous policy positions but you didn't.You pointed out things you don't like but you didn't hang them on the right door.BECAUSE you backed CAIN or MC NEAL doesn't mean that you have the insight into some other things ,you backed who you felt would do what you wanted.OK....... YES he is moving around the country on the gun issue what should he do sit in the white house and wait for kim jung un to ****.He can direct what needs to be done from anywhere in the world. Kim doesnt deserve our president sitting on pins and needles waiting on his next move he ought to be worried about ours.WHICH has already been planned, this is not a play it by ear situation.The safety of the area is in the hands of the Chinese not us, we will react but it's not in our hands.YOU have to think bigger and wider.........hope you had a good session,I am not playing yet got a ways to go but soon .........later.

    -- Posted by lamont on Sat, Apr 6, 2013, at 11:03 AM
  • HAD a friend who flew AF one she said it was star wars in real time.She was a radio operator if you called it a radio.

    -- Posted by lamont on Sat, Apr 6, 2013, at 4:46 PM
  • I seen a white Woman Governor showing disrespect to the President of the United States. Bad example for our children who are in school.

    -- Posted by MsMarylin on Sat, Apr 6, 2013, at 10:42 PM
  • SHE could be governor from now till the cows come home she had no class with her finger in the presidents face period.I FEEL SHE DID IT BECAUSE THAT IS THE WAY SHE IS ACCUSTOMED TO DEALING WITH PEOPLE SHE FEELS IS LESS THAN HER IN THIS CASE A BLACK MAN.She did what she probally does all the time to minority's and the shame was she felt she could do it without repercussions and she was right,to many saw that as nothing wrong because that is what they do also.Truthfully better him than me I probally would have grabbed her finger.Then she could scream assault.Guess what in this state she was the assaulter.

    YOU are right MS M very bad example very bad,it perpetuates the garbage.

    Stop the garbage on the muslim brotherhood .....that was not the intent we sold stuff to a GOVERNMENT which changed hands through the free elections WE demanded and backed.What is it about that that you don't understand.

    wHAT IS THE PROBLEM WITH BACKGROUND CKS AND LIMITED MAGAZINES WHAT???????

    SO a nuke war would be ok with you???? you KNOW WHY???? BECAUSE YOU FIGURE WE WILL COME OUT ON TOP.......WE MIGHT..... BUT WE WONT BE UNSCATHED..... AGAIN IF YOU HAVNT SEEN THE RESULT

    IT'S EASY TO WANT TO PUSH THE BUTTON.yOU BETTER HOPE YOU DONT SURVIVE SO YOU DONT HAVE TO SEE IT. That is all I am going to say on it makes me sick that anyone wants to willingly go there.

    -- Posted by lamont on Sat, Apr 6, 2013, at 11:38 PM
  • ASK the military why They coddled the MAJOR I have my thoughts and they deal with dereliction of duty on the part of someone of flag rank.So get off that the left is protecting him that's bull.

    The presidents children don't have anymore protection than any previous presidents children so what is the problem?? WHY IS THAT AND ISSUE TO YOU???? SOME presidents children had secret service agents in college remember?? BUT THE Obama GIRLS ARE AND ISSUE WHY????

    dd form 256.... you filled one out disability......I consider that one of the most offensive pieces of paper I have ever seen coming from the fed about someone who has worn the uniform ,that form is flat out crazy.......no wonder the va is backed up ,and that form is flat out invasive for no reason that makes good sense.

    FOR me telling me you have dealt with my pirates before reeks of me against you so im going to say this.....I don't begrudge you your weapons that is your business but for me a weapon is not the most important thing in my life,I don't care what symbolism you put on it I QUESTION THE NEED TO BE ARMED TO THE TEETH BY PRIVATE CITZENS.......LIKE I said before you don't want a government you want a free for all,the old wild west, times have changed or at least some of us have.NOBODY is questioning your rights and nobody is trying to take your rights,that is something you have construed to suit your ideaology.IT justify's your actions and rhetoric but suit yourself.

    I for one have no problem with the constitution being followed to bad that was not always what happened.IF anyone should love guns based on that it should be ME......LATER

    -- Posted by lamont on Sun, Apr 7, 2013, at 4:14 PM
  • THANKS FOR THE INFO P.A.YES there all ****** that could be a good thing,maybe if nobody can point fingers like children that he got something and I didn't, maybe they will get to work.

    ZOOK you presume I am a democrat, sorry guy I vote my conscience.I would say the GOP has some good ideas but just not recently.There obsessed with the president they need to get over it.ILL tell you something that is not about now it is about the future and how people feel about themselves it's about symbolism.They have to make him a failure it will affect the physcology of minority's for years and it will deter the election of another minority anytime soon, the whole thing is bigger than you or I.IT''S ABOUT POWER PERIOD.

    The jobs that might be lost here are a drop in the bucket we probally rotate that many every year.We should be more concerned about the lose of one of our squadrons that is more than 350 people.That is what we should be fighting to get back.WE are making and issue because of the politics.WE need to get to what we really need. WELL GOT TO RUN........BY the way the blog you wrote was pretty good and a pleasant read.........later

    -- Posted by lamont on Sun, Apr 7, 2013, at 11:55 PM
  • SEQUESTER IS NOT THE ONLY CUTS.......IT is funny to me that we always want to cut social programs as long as we don't have to use them.Talk to the same people after a bad illness and all of a sudden that social program wasn't to bad.The social safety net serves us all,the problem is how it's administered and for me it should be for citizens and citizens only.Now that may sound cruel but who pays for it.For those who are always on to the Mexicans I say to you look up what a Cuban gets when he or she comes out of the surf.I think that will set you on fire.

    The budget could have been done if the haves were not trying to insure that they had some more.

    -- Posted by lamont on Mon, Apr 8, 2013, at 12:46 PM
  • HERE HERE WELL SAID.........you KNOW I AGREE WITH THAT. Like it or not your absolutely correct on the wounded warrior program,I hadn't thought of it that way but you are right.

    I checked on the f-16 sale.....SEN PAUL tried to stop it and got voted down 70-19 so it wasn't just the dems that let it go...........that whole thing is about money and jobs ,that is clear.

    -- Posted by lamont on Mon, Apr 8, 2013, at 4:10 PM
  • THE PLANES HAVE TO BE MODIFIED AND MAINTAINED,THE TANKS BUILT AND THE SAME SO IT'S ABOUT THOSE PLACES THAT DO THOSE THINGS.I didn't take the time to find out where but that is the jest of it.So don't misinterpret that to mean it creates jobs ,it probally keeps people working.I do know that some capabilities have been removed from those acft and certain things cannot be sold with them..........me personally if they really wanted to stop the sale they could,they don't want Egypt buying from the soviets and china.This way we do have certain amount of leverage.The Iranians found that out about the f-14's they had.NO real air power for years.

    AS far as support the baby boomers are concerned I STILL PAY TAXES AND A LOT OF THEM SO I really don't want to hear about somebody is supporting me and take real exception to it.

    -- Posted by lamont on Mon, Apr 8, 2013, at 11:09 PM
  • PA .....the problem is not wethere your a liberal the problem is any liberal thought to some is a bad thought.I am very conservative on some things and pick no bones about it I DONT CONSIDER EVERY CONSERVATIVE THOUGHT BAD.

    ISRAEL is and allie not our best,they are self serving.The presidents last visit cleared the air between this administration and the israellies and for those who were paying attention NETENYAHU ADMITED THAT Obama HAD DONE MORE FOR ISRAEL than any previous administration.SO ZOOK WHAT ELSE DO YOU WANT??? OH I know you want us to lead the raid to bomb IRAN's nuke FACILITIES.Then we prove were a friend......you got to be kidding me.I DONT FEEL THAT THE PRESIDENT NEEDED TO COME RUNNING because netenyahu was in town,so if a certain lobby wants to call that a slight so be it.

    YOU know I keep hearing this buzz phrase ....what THEY HAVE DONE TO OUR COUNTRY.... so what have they done???

    Was it wrong to want everyone to have access to health care at least a check ups????

    IS it wrong for people to make enough money to survive without having to work 3 jobs.?

    Is it wrong to want your society to be well educated so that they are prepared for the future?

    is IT wrong to want a clean atmosphere so we are not being poisoned???

    IS it wrong for the laws to be administered equitable,without regard to race religion sex etc.

    And I could go on are these things only for some and not all are some being relegated to a life of servitude with no hope of leaving that.Is that what we have come to and we are advocating that under the premise that we cant afford this or that.IF we can afford to attempt to bring other countries out of sheer poverty then we can afford to take care of our own without arguing about it,and for me we should demand that,we paid for it and are still paying.WHEN I look at the poleticians and see what they are not doing because it doesn't affect them I get like ZOOK why are they there????

    WELL I NEED TO GET OFF OF HERE I AM ON A SOAP BOX............LATER

    -- Posted by lamont on Tue, Apr 9, 2013, at 11:30 AM
  • GOT NO argument with me on that,THE LEADESHIP LEAVES A LOT TO DESIRED. I will say this I consider them weak and that includes the PRESIDENT.i HAVE NOT PICKED ANY BONES ABOUT THAT ...........sounds like we agree on most.have a good one.......later

    -- Posted by lamont on Tue, Apr 9, 2013, at 3:36 PM
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