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Comment Archives: stories: News & Opinion: Danehy

Re: “Danehy

If the tribe paid for it with federal funding, you and I paid for it. So that some scum politician could get donations.

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Posted by Yutahey Warrior on 07/18/2019 at 6:42 PM

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I worked for Fairchild in the mid-70s. Of course, all we heard was the company line.

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Posted by Bob Juch on 07/18/2019 at 5:51 AM

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I would dislike it too if I was a Democrat and this is the best my party had to offer.

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Posted by CW13 on 07/15/2019 at 11:16 AM

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Re:dsimpson I didn't mention bankruptcy in my comment but it was simply homeowners walking away when values dipped. The Reform Act was to slow the migration towards white flag economics by individuals that hoped for their own tax payer funded bailout.

I see you mentioning "the uneducated right." Don't lose sight of the fact that you are here debating others. And you almost accomplished it without name calling.

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Posted by Change Isn't Always Good on 07/11/2019 at 3:50 PM

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Plagiarism aside, I'd love to see " Sleepy Joe" run for president. The best part would be the first ( and last) debate. When he sees that he's getting slaughtered, he gets up and takes a swing at Trump. That would be interesting.
dsimpson- look me up in Nov. 2020.

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Posted by CW13 on 07/11/2019 at 3:13 PM

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@Hard to Trump Trump: Your comments show the ignorance of the uneducated right. Most rocks have a better understanding of the economy and world negotiations than Trump does. And you obviously know nothing about socialism if you think that's a position or principle of the Democratic Party. And to @Change Isn't Always Good: the 2005 Bankruptcy Reform Act is one of the most anti-consumer pieces of legislation in a generation, and Biden's complicity should doom him as the Democratic candidate. And giving credit to trump any ANY REASON whatsoever serves to illustrate your ignorance as well. He doesn't stand up for America; he just makes a lot of noise and displays his buffoonery.

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Posted by dsimpson on 07/11/2019 at 12:16 PM

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@BuffCrone Your comment shows the ignorance of Americans today. Home values dropping had no effect on borrowers as they signed on to a mortgage and paid it until word spread that they would be able to change the terms of their loans. How many over bought based on their own ignorance?

I can only think of the laughable comparison of buying a tank of gas for your car, then seeing prices dropped, and going back and asking for a refund. "Buyer beware" was actually supposed to make us all more aware of contractual obligations, not dumber.

The mess we have with China, and Iran was caused by the old guard (of all colors) and Trump is wading through the sludge. I give him credit for standing up for America when many Americans won't stand up for him.

Biden is being drug further left by the new socialist radicals that feel they need to change everything. That is something we will all regret, because bottom line is, we have it pretty darn good in this country. Look at all the world that wants to sneak in.

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Posted by Change Isn't Always Good on 07/11/2019 at 9:13 AM

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I spent five years fighting the heinous 2005 Bankruptcy Reform Act, which was written by and for credit card companies. Biden, the elected representative of said companies, fought tooth and nail for the bill and fought against any changes or compromises to it. It passed with a combination of GOP and Democratic support. The impact has been record profits for credit card companies, record consumer and student debt, the universal policy of hospitals to demand a credit card before they will treat you, the inability of consumers to discharge debt in bankruptcy, no relief from student debt (until Obama tried to help), and the deepening of the 2008 real estate crash as homeowners were unable to adjust their mortgages down to the current value of their homes. I will reluctantly vote for Biden if hes the nominee, but understand that he is a corporate shill of the first order, with a lifelong habit of voting against consumers and for their creditors.

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Posted by BuffCrone on 07/11/2019 at 6:29 AM

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I honestly believe we have had our day with elderly white men. I own that... I am one. I do not believe that his penchant to speak, show vulnerability and act according to instinct can be faulted. His presentation is an honest representation of how he got to be who he is. That said, he is and always has been a second choice. It would not be hard to give anyone a pass in the time of tRump. I, for one, do not want to settle for a pass or a second choice. I dislike voting against someone or something. I want to vote for someone or something that I can believe in, aspire to support, and work actively on the behalf of. The time to shovel shit out of the Whitehouse is after we anoint leadership to ascertain a constructive use for the rubble left by the what needs to be the previous administration.

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Posted by heliotaxis on 07/11/2019 at 5:28 AM

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Biden is the past a bygone era. I won't go back. There is not a Democrat running that has an understanding of the economy and world negotiations as Trump does. I will endure the rest. If Trump wins maybe the Dems will get the message we don't want open borders socialism. Maybe they won't but they have positioned Biden to lose.

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Posted by Hard to Trump Trump on 07/11/2019 at 5:20 AM

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Joe Biden represents, for a lot of Americans, a bit of nostalgia for a bygone era where at least you felt like you were walking on terra firma and not in quick sand. He is not the perfect candidate for the 21st century or for a "vision" OF A BETTER America. He is leading the pack because what he offers is stability in a very unstable Country. The vast majority of America is so fatigued and fearful of another 4 years of Trump that they will eschew for now all the promises of candidates who offer real progressive change for one that just give us four years of sanity. Yes, its come down to this. On the one hand its very sad; and on the other.....who can blame anyone who will pull the lever for Biden.

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Posted by Thomas Borin on 07/11/2019 at 3:09 AM

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The problem with this "self-taxing" proposal for Civic Improvements is the ultimate result. If a subdivision is paying for Hawk Crossings, pavement and other improvements on City Right of Way there are two major questions.
1. Where does legal liability lie when a Crossing is installed and who pays the power bill for the lights?
2. What is there to keep the Subdivision that is paying for the Civic Improvements from simply gating off a major Collector Street and telling others, this is our section of road that we pay special taxes for and you cannot use it. (Sam Hughes Neighborhood? Winterhaven?) What happens when West University shuts down University Drive?

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Posted by Charles Smith on 07/04/2019 at 7:48 AM

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Everyone is outsourcing everything -- why should local government be any different?

Because they were elected to do a job, not sit back and try to foist their responsibilities on local neighborhoods.

One day they say they are paid to make the "hard" decisions and then they either try to raise taxes, fees or use some other financial contrivance to throw tax-payers' money at problems, which isn't making a hard decision at all.

Now they are trying to pass on the "hard" decisions to local communities and telling them to pony-up the money themselves. Again, not a hard decision.

Here is a hard problem with a hard solution:

How do we get our local government to work for us -- we tell them to do the job they were elected to do, or we put down the Roku remote, get off the couch and go to the polls and throw them out.

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Posted by sgsmith on 07/04/2019 at 6:03 AM

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What's the matter, LC. You make a dumb remark and can't explain it. Typical.

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Posted by CW13 on 07/03/2019 at 2:19 PM

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meaning what?

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Posted by CW13 on 07/01/2019 at 8:48 AM

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Shaggy dog story.

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Posted by Literary Critic on 07/01/2019 at 4:26 AM

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Snarkily ? I beg to differ. I was just being my usual lovable, obnoxious self. Your column brought back quite a few memories for me, too. In Sept. of 1969 I started college. By the end of day one I knew what I suspected all along, college was not for me. I just went to amuse my father, who like a lot of parents back then felt that unless you went to college you would never amount to more than a janitor's helper. Not even a full fledged janitor. There was one big advantage to going to school back then. It was called a college deferment. As long as you stayed in school Uncle Sam couldn't touch you. That's probably why half the guys were going. But, if you dropped out or just stopped showing up like me, the school was required to inform your local draft board. There was a scene in Animal House where Dean Wormer tells the boys that they are all kicked out. He added that he was informing their local draft board that they were all eligible for military service. That caused Flounder to puke all over the Dean's desk and the Dean himself.
By march of 1970 I couldn't take another day of school. So, I took my chances and quit. Hey, I never claimed to be overly bright! In mid May I was lying in bed with a serious case of infectious mononucleosis . If you've ever had it you know what I mean. I thought I was gonna die. My mom came in my room with a long face and an envelope. She said this came for you and walked out. When I saw the return address, I knew why the long face. I opened it up and it started with " Greetings from the president of the United States" Some how I figured out that it wasn't a get well card from Tricky Dick ( Nixon, for you younger folks) It contained the time and date that I was to be at my local board in Manhasset. It explained that a bus would take us to Fort Hamilton in Brooklyn where our draft physical would take place.
Wearing only our shorts and the stack of paper they gave us we were zipping along from station to station. I noticed that every doctor had on a white lab coat with a red and black pen in their pocket. When we got to the hearing part I didn't realize that I was in for shock. My hearing was always fine. After he took an extra long time looking in my left ear he asked me for my paperwork and reached for his red pen. I almost wet myself. Sorry, son we can't use you. You have a punctured ear drum. I wanted to kiss his ugly mug.
Tom mentioned showing up stoned or drunk for the big day. We were sitting in the back of the bus when this really weird mother asked us " who wants to trip?" We all politely declined. Right as the bus was pulling in he dropped a hit of Brown Dot. We were only there for a short while when he asked to use the mens room. That was the last we saw of him for an hour or so. We were heading up the stairs for the written test when all of a sudden these 2 gorillas in army uniforms came down the stairs yelling for us to step aside now. In between them was you know who in cuffs being dragged away to parts unknown.
This comment is dedicated to Paul and Ralph who never came back from that Hell hole. And to Billy, who returned a stone cold junkie and died from an overdose 2 months after he returned.

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Posted by CW13 on 06/30/2019 at 1:12 PM

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On March 29, 1975, Gerald Ford signed an executive order ending draft registration. I turned 18 in October of 1975, so I didn't even have to register. While I felt relieved, I also felt some version of "survivor's guilt" - not talking so much about people who actually got killed in Viet Nam (neither I nor my family knew anyone who had died there), but for all the people who had to go through the process, and particularly those who ended up being sent to Viet Nam. My brother-in-law was sent there, so I had some idea what the experience was like, both for the soldiers and for their families. (I still remember my sister crying softly after she finished a phone call from John.)

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Posted by Jeffrey Patten on 06/28/2019 at 2:20 PM

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I joined the Army in 1963, following in the footsteps of another friend from the year before. Like him, I chose my specialty in the Army Security Agency. After 8 weeks basic training at Fort Ord, California I went ahead to my next assignment and a 26-week class at Fort Devens, Massachusetts at Cryptanalysis school.

From there to a special operations class at the National Security Agency in Maryland for one month and subsequent assignment to a duty station (Tuslog Det4) for a year in Sinop, Turkey.

After that I was assigned for a two-year duty in Japan at a station (Hakata Administration Annex) in the southern island of Kyushu. I was out of the Army in 1967 and was never deployed to Vietnam.

Although I'm a Vietnam-Era Veteran, I have absolutely no regrets that I was never stationed in Vietnam.

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Posted by JCC on 06/27/2019 at 2:47 PM

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Yeah. I went through the same thing. I told them I had back problems and the xrayed me. I got sent home and eventually was 4F. I lost 20 of my high school buddies in Vietnam and will never forget them. In 2010 I had back surgery and was in the hospital for a week That 4F dogged me for decades as I couldn't get a job as you had to declare your draft status.

I still have back problems but at least I'm alive. Vietnam was a joke. The French got creamed there and the Americans thought they could fix it.

I don't miss those years and feel sorry for all of the "cannon fodder" that got sent there. It was a mistake that we seemed to have not learned from. I love America but we made a lot of dumb decisions then and later about war.

I am lucky to still be alive and wish we could pick our wars more intelligently.


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Posted by gcohn on 06/27/2019 at 12:17 PM

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