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3.26.09

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VIDEO KILLED THE POLITICAL STAR
Re: Lisa Fabrizio's The MTV President:

Lisa, I think you are being too harsh on the anointed one. If the media that adores him and his cronies really printed the roadmap to the hell we’re facing, then Barney, Chris and Brother Timothy would be pilloried and run out of town on a rail. Much is being made of the Rock Star president, much is being ignored or glossed over. What cannot be covered up is the bare fact that the adolescent fumblings of this immature Me-Generation nimrod is crashing the county. Given that perhaps half of the people who voted this hack into office can’t state who the current VP or Speaker is speaks volumes on where we’ll be in a year. Obama is not the problem, he’s the culmination of 2 generations of inept educators and parents, and our increasing reliance on sound bite entertainment masquerading as news.

I had at one time looked forward to a comfortable albeit modest retirement, secure in the knowledge that the company standing tall with my pension would have the financial resources to support me. Now as I watch the stock price crumble, as Social Security is being used as a political pawn (again), I am now secure that I will die on the job, having never been able to do anything but support those who will not work, will never work, and who watch MTV for their world news.
-- Greg Mercurio
Vacaville, California

A brilliant piece that defines this boy President, the MTV wonder kid, the American Idol contest winner. The question is, how long will we last from here on? Our enemies are studying all the weaknesses and picking the next date for 9/11, meanwhile the president renames the GWOT (global war on terror), to overseas contingency something or another. The stage is set for the fall of the country and Rome, in this case Washington, D.C., is fiddling while it burns, with no clear leader of the opposition, except Rush Limbaugh. And he does more for the country at the moment than any one elected politician.

Still, all this aside, I have a son I must send back to war, once again. For those counting, I believe we are up to ten times over. And it is quite possible that he leaves his wife and little girl, Libby, with another child on the way, if his hopes came true. And we hear the drone of talking on the TV everyday by one fool after the other and wonder, those who love this country, just when did we lose our country, and what are our children fighting for, so far away, when their President and Vice-President, have already declared the war lost, oops, I meant "not winnable," as they are fond of saying. What kind of President and Vice President say that? 

Only one conservative voice has spoken to encourage us military families and those who fight, and that is Rush Limbaugh. Where are the elected leaders of Congress and the Senate, the opposition? Well, they are the ones voting to tax at 90% private citizens, stripping this country of business leaders. I might not agree with getting bonuses for lack of success but we have Congress giving themselves pay raises and other raises that are over $200,000 per elected leader. And they have done nothing except take away freedoms and tax us to death.

My old Daddy was right when he said "a reckoning" for this nation was overdue. My heart breaks to say he was right, but he is. And we are already preparing. May God help us, for no one else can.
-- Bev Gunn
Texas

CLASS STRUGGLE
Re: Jay D. Homnick's Status Quo Antebellum:

One quibble with Mr. Homnick's typically humorous and insightful "take" on the nation's pulse. There is no moral equivalence between the tea parties and the likely paid (by an arm of ACORN) demonstrators against the government approved and contractually provided bonuses to AIG would be executives, at their homes no less. In fact, those executives who were responsible for the AIG mess are long gone. The tea party folks may, indeed, be in the streets, but they are not in the game of BHO's (aka Robespierre's) class warfare or politics of envy. When, where, and how will the enablers, Barney Frank, Chris Dodd, Charlie Rangel, and Tim Geithner be brought to justice? As in the French Revolution, the accusers are worse than the perpetrators.
-- P.A. Melita
Charlottesville, Virginia

Remember this?

"That to secure these rights, Governments are instituted among Men, deriving their just powers from the consent of the governed, That whenever any Form of Government becomes destructive of these ends, it is the Right of the People to alter or to abolish it, and to institute new Government, laying its foundation on such principles and organizing its powers in such form, as to them shall seem most likely to effect their Safety and Happiness. Prudence, indeed, will dictate that Governments long established should not be changed for light and transient causes; and accordingly all experience hath shown, that mankind are more disposed to suffer, while evils are sufferable, than to right themselves by abolishing the forms to which they are accustomed. But when a long train of abuses and usurpations, pursuing invariably the same Object evinces a design to reduce them under absolute Despotism, it is their right, it is their duty, to throw off such Government, and to provide new Guards for their future security."

A President of the United States who clearly believes that he can violate the Constitution at will -–  his latest is proposing to pass bills of attainder and ex post factolaws, and to take property without due process?

A President of the United States proposing a "private civilian army"? Why in Heaven’s name does he think he needs one? The only remaining question will be whether they will be "black shirts" or "brown shirts." Or, more likely, "red shirts."

And we have not seen the end of it. I am no longer disposed to suffer these evils.
-- A. C. Santore


TROUBLE AROUND THE CORNER
Re: Jeffrey Lord's The 1966 Election's Warning to Obama :

Ah...but you overlook "Comprehensive Immigration Reform." Adding 20 million Mexicans to the voter rolls will aid Obama immensely. Who controls the Mexican vote controls the electoral destiny. Comprehensive Immigration Reform is just around the corner. What then?
-- Paul B. Evans
San Diego, California

TWO THUMBS DOWN
Re: Ben Stein's The Funniest Movie Since Ferris Bueller:

You've got to be kidding. Tropic Thunder ranks as one of the worst movies ever made. And I mean EVER MADE.  I used to read Ben Stein’s Diary years ago, but he has been losing it for years. Hopefully, he has now hit bottom and can now begin his recovery.
-- Robert E. Martini
Glen Rock, New Jersey

HEALTHY SOLUTIONS
Re: Philip Klein's The Myth of the 46 Million:

Great article. I believe more emphasis should be placed on the "access to healthcare" issue. Emergency Rooms are not the only healthcare facilities that accept patients irrespective of their ability to pay. There are well over a thousand public, state and federally funded community health centers throughout the country. These community health clinics are designed and operated to meet the healthcare needs of the poor, working poor and the uninsured. Lack of health insurance does not mean lack of access to healthcare. The true, "real" problem of a lack of health insurance exists in only a minority of the much reported 46 million.

There are many ways to operate our nation's healthcare services more efficiently and more cost-effectively. Nationalizing healthcare is NOT one of them. Why invent a huge, expensive, government-run alternative system to benefit a very small proportion of the total population? For that matter, why is 17% of our GDP for healthcare necessarily "bad"? The healthcare industry employs a lot of people and provides a high value service. I wonder what percent of GDP is "marketing and adversizing"? Then ask yourself, which is more important to you as an individual, your health or that 30 second ad during the last Super Bowl?
-- Dr. David S. Van Dyke

NICE BOY
Re: Jeremy Lott's Kid Conservatism:

Why do you think the parents of Jonathan Krohn should have put there foot down? Is it because it's not what you want to read or believe in, yea maybe it's not written properly but give the kid a break at least he's not frying his brains watching M.T.V. all day or on Face Book. I think that as long as we live in this wonderful free country let him write what he wants. By the way, we still live in a free country, don’t we?
-- Dalia Lastra 

NO SLEEVES, NO SERVICE
In the spirit of fairness, justice, and the DTV converter boxes, I think the government should supply every American household with a calculator that can go into billions and trillions. None of mine can. Thanks to the government, we have to start dealing in billions and trillions of dollars to stay up with their spending.

Those who can do, those who can't become Democratic members of Congress.

The current occupants of the White House -- Sleeveless and Clueless.
-- Robert Auskalnis
Portage, Indiana

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