Tom, one final thought before I close out. If you believe the Tea Partiers are guilty of treason, maybe you should settle in with a copy of the Constitution. Once finished you will discover the only party guilty of treason is the Democratic Party and its blatant disregard for the Constitution they swore to protect, defend and uphold. The majority of Tea Partiers want us to return to the founding document rather than continue down the path to socialism. I have always found you an interesting read, even though I continue to disagree with your very narrow perspective on the world and politics in general. A man of your education and experience should be better rounded in you opinions. Just because a conservative says something, doesn't make it wrong and the same goes the other way, just because a liberal says something doesn't make them correct. Reality is both sides have their agendas and are fairly much in lockstep. We need some thinkers and folks who will represent their constituents rather than the lobbyists and donors. I became an Independent voter because both major parties continue to say one thing and do another. The Tea Party representatives went to DC to return us to the Constitution and became entrapped in the same political jungle that has existed for longer than either of us can remember. When your fair haired folks, Obama, Pelosi and Reid, publically state over and over again that they will not negotiate or compromise, they become the obstructionists.
CW13, I don't let the narrow minded bother me too much. I used to be that way. I had a mentor tell me in order to broaden my mind and see different sides of subjects, I should read, specifically the books folks told me not to read. I found by reading a wide variety of material, liberal, conservative and everything I could get my hands in, I learned to tell the difference between what folks want you to believe and the facts.
One of my favorite quotes came from a very strong Democrat, D.P. Moynihan "You're entitled o your own opinion, but not your own facts."
It is very sad so many of his own party cannot grasp the logic and simplicity of the statement.
Master race !!?? Very civil,Tommy. Very civil. Nam6870vet, don't let the thumbs downs get to you. You're talking to the heavy weight champ of dislikes. Consider it an honor that you're annoying these clueless liberals. Buffalo bagels?
Signed up yet, Tommy ?
Nam6870vet: Buffalo bagels. In 1980, Reagan and his cronies simply did away with an economic system that had served us well, and was responsible for all the greatness we had thus far laid claim to, and replaced it with a pyramid scheme. They knew the enormity of what they had done. They knew it wasn't sustainable. They didn't care. They still don't. He who dies with the most wins, right? Now the 1% feeds us table scraps, and tells us we'd be better served by making sure they get better meals. And Tom, things like the "master race" remark are the reason people came up with the term "ugly American".
You called a student from Germany "Master Race"!!?? What an insult. Typical stupid American response. How would you feel if she called you Untermensch.
Too bad you filled her mind with a lot of misconceptions. The party of the rich is the Democrats, the richest party in DC and those who have done the most to make themselves and contributors wealthier. The party that drove the end of slavery and the Civil Rights Amendment was the Republican party. LBJ sided with the Republicans and proceeded to twist the Southern Democrats arms until they conceded only because it was to be JFK's legacy. It is too bad the liberal arm of the US continues to rewrite history to make themselves look good. But when you look at the historical documents, you will find it has been the Democrats who have been the villains for the last century and a half. Too bad I will receive tons of thumbs down from the kool-aid drinkers among you.
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A better way to disrespect the Tea Party might be to actually ACCOMPLISH something positive without the typical socialist excuses.
"it's for the children"
"what if we did nothing?"
blah, blah, blah.
Your problem is, the Tea Party knows this to be true, and you refuse to accept it.
Mr. Danehy, my head swims with the directions you folks take on this immigration issue. Ok, 1070 is BAD, then, not so much, now, Neto calls this clown who got deported a 'good guy' ? I didn't read his column but from your inference, he's leading the charge that he shouldn't have been? Your conclusions about him being deported are in my judgement are correct. He's illegal (NOT undocumented - ILLEGAL!!) You're outta here. For reasons aptly stated by yourownself as Jeff Smith used to say. But, you confuse me ( and probably yourself with this whirligig. You're beginning to sound like Bob Bekel on "The Five." Things are getting so screwed up, old fashioned liberals like yourself are being shoved into the political center. What's his face needs a permanent one-way south. His kids? They are American, if they want...they stay here.
They say even a blind squirrel can find a nut now and then. I guess that's the case with Pulitzer Tommy this week. Good job Tommy ol' pal, except for the S.B. 1070 part. If you read it, it's just a mirror of the federal immigration law.
Great column, I felt the same way.
CW13: You're a funny guy.
It is not too often I disagree with you Tom but this time you messed up. I agree with the commenter 'Kentop" on this one.
And this has what to do with Tom's column ? Black buy ?
Ps...Jon Justice and his pal the black buy trapped in a white mans body showed up at the local Macdonald's on a rainy dreary day, allegedly as a counter protest, with some of his fans, made a big deal of the workers at the Macdonald's not joining the protest, guess he thought the owner would just give them a protest break if they did instead of a dismissal for leaving job assignment! Then today on his show he claims he shut down the protest and made them leave not due to the weather! Of course this joke for a right wing advocate cannot even get a right wing candidate elected to dog catcher in Tucson as is evident since everyone he campaigns for loses! Sadly this is a necessary media outlet for the sad sacks who live for hatred, racism, bigotry in every community, they need their right wing snake oil providers!
Was listening to Jon Justice 104.1 FM the other day in a communication he had with Katie Pavolich his shill he often used while she was in college now a editor for a right wing blog, and they were mocking the low wage workers who might wish for a raise in minimum wage, it was ironic Justice using a 25 year old who went straight from college to a high paying editor job, who has some questionable connections to John Birch society see
One might wonder how anyone can take this joke for a right wing radio shock jock seriously when he got run out of Michigan, fired for a drowned dog hoax, is his shill Pavolich just another version of tendency to use hoax's in form of a girl just out of college to denigrate the less fortunate in society?
There are plenty of eligible poster boys of the "latter category" awaiting deportation as you read this, but Jesus Ramon Gonzales was just an opportunity for Portillo to put in his two centavos in on the subject. I didn't feel that it was an article glorifying Gonzales. It was a warts and all article about illegal immigration, factually reported. Portillo is a good enough writer that if he did want to turn Gonzales into a hero, he would have left out or glossed over all those bad bits. Instead, you state that "by Portillo's own account...", he enumerates definitely unsympathetic facts about Gonzales. And yet you accuse Portillo of trying to gloss over the facts to make Gonzales a sympathetic character. You can't have it both ways, Tom.
I don't hate it. I love it. Makes me proud to be a right-winger. Besides, it was Tommy who decided to shut me out after we found a middle ground. Ask him why. Maybe he'll tell you. He ignores me. Why should you care what I read ? Do us all a favor and M.Y.O.B.
CW13: What the hell are you talking about?
Follow-up question: Is there a better use of your time than reading a column every week that you hate?
This is hard to believe. With all the libs that read the Geekly, only 5 signed up for the Pulitzer Tommy fan club. Sounds like Obummer's crew set up the website !!
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