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October 11, 2013

Dear editor, By the time my diatribe makes newsprint, this event will have likely ended. However, I would like to add my “Two cents worth” of observations to this ridiculous drama....

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reasonrules

Oct-11-13 6:09 AM

That's PRESIDENT OBAMA to you.

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st0newa11

Oct-11-13 8:34 AM

Mr T, absolutely NO mention of the national debt and deficit control. 17T and rising. Who do YOU propose is going to pay for all this. Dems NEVER address this issue. SPEND, SPEND, SPEND! Talk about a group who doesn't care for the country! Proponents of "let's spend ourselves into oblivion, as long as I'm fat, dumb and happy" are purely selfish. We need to get back to a pay-as-you-go mentality, and shred the gov't credit card. "47%ers" have no concept of the word RESPONSIBILITY. They have no interest in controlling expenses, because they have none. ALL is handed to them carte blanche. More later, after I take my BP meds THAT I BOUGHT MYSELF!

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mare1276

Oct-11-13 8:54 AM

Stone how much of the debt is due to two wars and rebuilding countries we destroyed, how much is interest on the money spent there. Government spending has been cut.

Instead of going out and getting the people informed and registered to vote the GOP has done much to stop registered voters from voting.

The GOP is run by the money donated by the 10% of the very rich being able to give and give thru PAC's and then the politicians must do what they say. T is right we are on the verge of being a 3rd world country were the people running the country are the ones giving money to the polititians and then telling them what THEY want done.

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mare1276

Oct-11-13 9:19 AM

Another Opinion, I recently helped a senior citizen get a photo ID, you need a SS card that is not encased in plastic covering, his was. You also need other items of ID, fortunatly he had those but the SS card was not acceptable. It took awhile to get him the ID he needed. The people that do not drive and do not have a license are the very poor or seniors that no longer drive, they need transport to a center to get the ID and that also proposes a problem unless they have someone who will help them.

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Backwoods

Oct-11-13 9:43 AM

Years ago there use to be a commercial on TV where the man said, “you can pay me now or you can pay me later.” - “WAKE UP people, later is HERE.” – How long do people think they can go on a spending spree and not pay??? All but a very few of our lawmakers and leaders are blind to this, let alone the people (idiots) who support them.

I’m on the short side of being 70 and the spending spree has gone on longer than I’ve been alive. So people get over this (MY PARTY IS RIGHT) mentality and start demanding that our lawmakers and leaders act in the best of our nation and it citizens.

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Jimmy1

Oct-11-13 9:59 AM

Obama is just having a tantrum is all! He wants what he wants and wont budge! I want it and I want it now or I'll start shutting stuff down, give our vets the finger, and continue my tantrum till I get what I want! Maybe the T2SDA. will make the stand for us all! For those that are in the dark that stands for Truckers 2 Shut down America Oct 11, 12, 13th. Truckers are in DC to take our county back! Don't buy, sell anything this weekend to support WE THE PEOPLE take back our country! Google T2SDA to learn more! God bless them all!

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Backwoods

Oct-11-13 10:02 AM

Our current president has stated that, “we are no longer a Christian nation.” Yap, he may just be right because we have allowed the God that this nation was founded upon, the God of Abraham to be thrown out and GUESS what??? Being a kind and benevolent God --- being rejected --- he left to our own devices. Truly sadd ?-

Now, for you that do not believe in him, and you that are so fond of saying; “I’ve read your bible,” and who say; “I don’t believe it” or “ it was written by a bunch of old men.” I ask you to read the Old Testament and see what happened to the nation of Israel (God’s chosen people) when they slipped into unbelief and disobedience.

YES people, we’ve been trying it mans way and now we are worshipping a GOLDEN CALF and we better repent or we and going to pay the price for our false pride and arrogance!!!

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Jimmy1

Oct-11-13 10:36 AM

In a vindictive fit of anger , Barack Obama – who has never put on the uniform in defence of our freedoms in his life – shut down our nation’s war memorials and declared a war on our veterans! The World War II memorial … the Vietnam Veterans Memorial … the Korean War Veterans Memorial – Obama has shut them all down in an attempt to impose his will on the House of Representatives. This is gangster politics at it's sickest and most corrupt. Obama has made it very clear that he is ready to leverage and extort his train wreck legislation through congress by any means necessary. He continues to extract revenge on all who oppose his blatant power grab by targeting our nations brave and beloved veterans. This may prove his most despicable move yet!

If that isn't a tantrum what do you call it?

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mare1276

Oct-11-13 12:37 PM

Most members of the House and Senate today have not been in the military, one that has and has my utmost respect is John McCain. The military are still getting into the memorials and are not being fined or arrested unlike the people going into the parks including Kinzua Dam.

If you had a friend or family member that has a pre-existing condition or were cancelled by their insurance when they became ill you would understand the ACA, and when this all started the House made that their target and when they shut down the Federal Government that meant all unnessary government entities. When it came to light that the KIA soldiers families were not getting benefits the president found an agency that would pay the benefits until the government reopened.

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Brazil

Oct-11-13 1:44 PM

Stonewall - What exactly did George Bush and Republicans did when he destroyed the surpluses of the Clinton administration and ran up 8 trillion in debt? Especially during those years when he controlled all branches of government. Please be specific and I'll even help you out -Revenge War for daddy in Iraq that cost 100's of billions and Obama finally got us out of.

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st0newa11

Oct-12-13 11:13 AM

Mare1276, "Instead of going out and getting the people informed and registered to vote the GOP has done much to stop registered voters from voting." ...and a the while, Dems have been registering voters like crazy. Dead people, ILLEGAL aliens, multiple names, etc. BUT DON'T YOU DARE ASK FOR AN ID AT VOTING TIME! That would be disenfranchising Americans!!

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st0newa11

Oct-12-13 11:16 AM

"The GOP is run by the money donated by the 10% of the very rich" ...and the Dems are run by the freebees that they keep handing out in a Socialist America to BUY votes. You choose.

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st0newa11

Oct-12-13 11:22 AM

"The people that do not drive and do not have a license are the very poor or seniors that no longer drive, they need transport to a center to get the ID and that also proposes a problem unless they have someone who will help them." So if they can't drive to get an ID, HOW ARE THEY GOING TO GET TO THE POLLS TO VOTE? If they want to, they'll find a way to do BOTH.

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st0newa11

Oct-12-13 11:24 AM

Using YOUR figures, Bush: 4T in 8 years, OB: 7T in 5 years. Hmmmmm.

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st0newa11

Oct-12-13 11:30 AM

Roundup, those zeros mean nothing to the avg Joe. Look at it like this: take just 1T, not our 17T. Paying it back $1 per second, with NO interest, would take just under 32,000 YEARS. That would be 544 years to repay the Nat'l debt. This does not include unfunded liabilities. People won't care until 100% of their paychecks are taken from them, and the gov't dictates their lives in entirety. That's called slavery.

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st0newa11

Oct-12-13 11:32 AM

(that should be 544,000 years!)

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BrookP

Oct-17-13 12:54 AM

Jimmy1, your 10/11/13 10:36 post is just a spew of lies. Why do you post crap like that? The only true thing you said was that the president didn't wear a uniform. The rest is just ridiculous. The president didn't order anything closed. The House shut down the government and the various government agencies reacted to that shutdown that took away their funds to operate. They had to close things for which they were responsible because they didn't have any funds to maintain and police those places. Do you fact check anything?

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Heydrich

Oct-17-13 12:06 PM

BrookP, your anger and bitterness are coming through a bit too much. I believe an evening with the Book of Proverbs might serve you well.

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BrookP

Oct-18-13 1:13 AM

Heydrich, there was no anger or bitterness in my statement. I was pointing out the absurdity of Jimmy's statements. Jimmy's comments indicate that he would have you believe that the president called up the local foresters and had them close the gates up at Rimrock. I'm baffled by what kind of mind thinks that way. It's the mentality of the person I heard on the street the other day. This guy was telling another that he had to take the bus because Obama took his car. That's delusional and very scary that people have that low of a thinking level.

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Heydrich

Oct-18-13 7:22 AM

BrookP says: "Jimmy's comments indicate that he would have you believe that the president called up the local foresters and had them close the gates up at Rimrock. I'm baffled by what kind of mind thinks that way." HELLO BROOKP, did YOU read the post that YOU referenced? Jimmy spoke exclusively about the WAR MEMORIALS, nothing else. He made ZERO references to Rimrock or anything else for that matter. YOU act like the national news media BrookP, putting words in other people's mouths to suit YOUR needs. Do you work for CNN?

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BrookP

Oct-20-13 1:44 PM

Really, heydrich? Do you not know an analogy when you see one? I was emphasizing the absurdity of Jimmy's statements. Jimmy said "shut down our nation’s war memorials and declared a war on our veterans!" The president did not pick up the phone and call over to the guard standing at the memorial and tell him to put up a gate. Jimmy's statements are absurd and any rationally thinking Republican, Democrat, or Independent knows that. As I said, it is LIKE (analogy) the guy at the corner thinking the president took away his car. Absurdity.

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