Letter to the Editor

Wednesday, August 11, 2010 at 11:25pm

To the Editor:

How could any middle-class working voter ever be coerced and brainwashed into voting for the right-wing Republican, would-be anarchists, who by their own campaign platforms fly in the face of every American who is not filthy rich?

How can a bloc of rich congressmen who already have made their fortunes and secured their family's health care free or at practically no cost campaign on a promise to repeal everything that President Obama has gotten done for the people?

They want to repeal Social Security, or impose huge cuts on the most needy of our citizenry, Medicare, health care reform and return complete control to the insurance companies that any idiot should know by now are not concerned with your health care but are a bunch of corporate thieves.

They want to repeal the stimulus and stop the slowly improving economy that the president is bringing about.

Along with this they want to repeal or amend the 14th Amendment so as to be able to take of control who is deemed a citizen and who is not whenever they get ready.

They also now want to invalidate freedom of religion by banning the building of more mosques in the United States. They want to deny civil rights to gays and lesbians. 

If all this is not enough, they certainly want George W. Bush's tax cuts for the very richest Americans to be extended.

If any sane human being can see anything in their own, self-indicting campaign promises, that will benefit any suffering American except the rich, then he needs to seek help.

If any working person is weak enough to post a Republican ballot, he deserves to suffer the wrath just as under Herbert Hoover and George W. Bush.

To paraphrase a friend recently when entering the voting booth, "It's simple as ABC, like driving a car: Put it in D to go forward and in R to go backward."

C.W. Clouse

Nashville TN 37209

Filed under: City Voices

296 Comments on this post:

By: Blanketnazi2 on 8/12/10 at 3:40

i think the Mennonites sell the wool to the folks at the Transcendental Meditation place where they weave them for the Muslims. Who knew that IA was so diverse? And they're onboard with gay marriage. Downright progressive of them, huh?

By: Blanketnazi2 on 8/12/10 at 3:41

Historically, religious sects and orders who desired to live apart from the rest of society established themselves in Iowa, such as the Amish and Mennonite near Kalona and in other parts of eastern Iowa such as Davis County and Buchanan County. Other religious sects and orders living apart include Quakers around West Branch and Le Grand, German Pietists who founded the Amana Colonies, followers of Transcendental Meditation who founded Maharishi Vedic City, and Cistercian monks and nuns at the New Melleray and Our Lady of the Mississippi Abbies near Dubuque.

By: brrrrk on 8/12/10 at 3:43

Blanketnazi2

Who would have thought that seeing nothing but corn everywhere would be a sign of tolerance?

By: slacker on 8/12/10 at 3:45

nazi, what happened to the ''Shakers?'' They made some mighty good furniture.

By: Blanketnazi2 on 8/12/10 at 3:45

indeed, brrrk.

By: Blanketnazi2 on 8/12/10 at 3:46

aren't they the same as the Quakers?

By: house_of_pain on 8/12/10 at 3:46

The Shakers consolidated with the Movers.

By: Blanketnazi2 on 8/12/10 at 3:47

The distinguishing feature with the Shakers is they embraced celibacy, and therefore did not marry and have children, hence any new members were converts, and among young people they were few and far between. Other than that, they seemed to be theologically close to the Quakers and Mennonites of the time.

By: slacker on 8/12/10 at 3:48

''Children Of The Corn''
-Stephen King

By: Blanketnazi2 on 8/12/10 at 3:48

By: house_of_pain on 8/12/10 at 3:46
The Shakers consolidated with the Movers.

but not until they migrated into urban areas, house.

By: slacker on 8/12/10 at 3:49

No ''Shakers'' at the Starlite.

By: Blanketnazi2 on 8/12/10 at 3:51

She was shakin'
Snappin' her fingers
She was moving round and round
That girl was shakin'

By: house_of_pain on 8/12/10 at 3:52

2 men, a truck, and salvation...

By: slacker on 8/12/10 at 3:54

I wish I could shimmy like my sister Kate...

By: Blanketnazi2 on 8/12/10 at 3:58

so do the guys at the gay piano bar.

By: slacker on 8/12/10 at 4:00

No sex, no alcohol, no drugs, no tv, no internet, make a chair, shake a little bit, then go to bed. Who could turn that down?

By: Blanketnazi2 on 8/12/10 at 4:04

i guess that's why they live in the middle of corn fields. no temptation there. just watch out for the sheep, i suppose.

By: Blanketnazi2 on 8/12/10 at 4:06

When a tourist coach passed through a small country town and one of the passengers noticed a sheep tied to a lamppost on the corner in the main street.
"Oh that," said the guide, "that's the Recreation Centre"

By: slacker on 8/12/10 at 4:09

Much more sophisticated than the barrel.

By: Blanketnazi2 on 8/12/10 at 4:11

i hear folks there are ewephoric.

By: slacker on 8/12/10 at 4:11

lol

By: Blanketnazi2 on 8/12/10 at 4:15

thank you, thank you very much. i'll be here all week.

By: dooley on 8/12/10 at 5:16

D7 most of the farms in the US today are corporate owned . There are no more small farmer to hire the illegals but where there are they should be handled by the law too . Corporations own and control the law so therefore the small farmer can get away with it too under their umbrella.

By: house_of_pain on 8/13/10 at 5:50

TGIF13th.

By: house_of_pain on 8/13/10 at 6:07

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7mZ_nlAncg

By: dargent7 on 8/13/10 at 6:52

Friday the 13th:
Mr. Dooley,
Go to the "Farmer's Market" in downtown Nashville. It re-opens today.
Those are small operations that are not "corporate owned".
I don't know if they hire illegals, but with temps here for the past two weeks hoovering around 100, you think Americans will pick the lettuce?
Think they can afford worksman comp, medical, maternity leave, vacation pay, sick pay?
I bet they pay cash, daily.

By: budlight on 8/13/10 at 7:13

D7 with the economy in a shambles, I disagree with you regardings Americans' and their work habits/ethics. I think Americans will pick lettuce if the illegals will go home and leave the job to legal citizens.

And cash daily is a good thing.

By: Kosh III on 8/13/10 at 8:23

sid
Perhaps some American will pick lettuce but let me tell you about my brother's experience. It's not applicable to all and might be an exception so take it for what it is.
He used to cultivate an acre of tobacco as a way to make some extra money. Two years in a row he tried to get local help(this is rural ETn) and finally had to hire some hispanic aliens to help with processing the tobacco harvested. He finally stopped growing it as it was too much hassle for too little money.

By: Blanketnazi2 on 8/13/10 at 8:28

also, illegal day laborers will work for less than minimum wage and if paid in cash, the employer also isn't paying employers taxes.

By: Blanketnazi2 on 8/13/10 at 8:29

cash daily is not a good thing because it's avoiding paying taxes which is illegal.

By: BenDover on 8/13/10 at 8:54

"children of the sun"
Billy Thorpe

By: Kosh III on 8/13/10 at 8:57

"cash daily is not a good thing because it's avoiding paying taxes which is illegal."

Yeah, but it's a business friendly policy, one of the mantras of the corporatists and righties. We the people don't matter to them, just their profits.

By: house_of_pain on 8/13/10 at 9:07

What about Leroy, Blanket?

By: Blanketnazi2 on 8/13/10 at 9:18

oh yeah the "free market" thing. huh.

By: slacker on 8/13/10 at 9:22

pain, I believe she said Leroy is an entrepreneur, an ''obtainer'' everything above board.
But all payments must be cash, some little trifle involving bookkeeping.

By: Blanketnazi2 on 8/13/10 at 9:23

he runs a laundry service. all above board.

By: gdiafante on 8/13/10 at 9:26

"Yeah, but it's a business friendly policy, one of the mantras of the corporatists and righties..."

And organized crime...

By: slacker on 8/13/10 at 9:29

Shades of Frank Nitti.

By: dargent7 on 8/13/10 at 9:42

A laundry service is "organized crime"?
I just knew that corner dry cleaners was a front for the Mafia.

By: BenDover on 8/13/10 at 9:44

http://reason.com/blog/2010/08/12/greedy-capitalist-refuses-to-c

By: Blanketnazi2 on 8/13/10 at 9:44

Leroy's laundry service cleans the money.

By: Blanketnazi2 on 8/13/10 at 9:48

Ben, the article doesn't mention the caps on FUTA/SUTA/FICA. also, the company offers the benefits. no one is making them offer the benefits package.

By: Blanketnazi2 on 8/13/10 at 9:49

and for certain jobs they can hire staff as independent contractors and not pay benefits and employers taxes.

By: Blanketnazi2 on 8/13/10 at 9:54

btw, did you and the wife enjoy time at the pool yesterday?

By: slacker on 8/13/10 at 10:05

nazi, I had a beer at the Brewhouse, and had a splendid time.

By: Blanketnazi2 on 8/13/10 at 10:10

which Brewhouse?

By: Kosh III on 8/13/10 at 10:10

By: gdiafante on 8/13/10 at 9:26
"Yeah, but it's a business friendly policy, one of the mantras of the corporatists and righties..."

And organized crime...
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There's a difference??????????????????????????????????

By: Blanketnazi2 on 8/13/10 at 10:11

you do have a point there, Kosh.....

By: BenDover on 8/13/10 at 10:12

Went to Changs for lunch and then to the condo. We were happy to have the pool to ourselves for a few minutes before it started raining. It was a great afternoon though in spite of the rain.

By: slacker on 8/13/10 at 10:12

The one over there near where I live.