Letters to the Editor

Tuesday, July 7, 2009 at 11:00pm

Can’t see through him at all

All during Barack Obama's presidential campaign, I must have heard him speak umpteen times as to how his administration would be the most transparent one in history and everything would be open and on the up and up.

Hold up there, cowboy; we are only six months [into] his administration and we find out they are cooking the books, so to speak, by having their own questions submitted during press conferences.

While this is going on, the main-street press and media will not speak about what has been going on at the press conferences and treat the public as though we are imbeciles and cannot see how this is all developing. The responsibility of the press and media is to report the truth about this administration as they have been doing with the prior ones and quit falling on their sword for Mr. Obama.

How can this be when his entire campaign was based on “Change We Can Believe In?” If this is the way things will continue, God help the United States of America.

Ray Sharer, 37214

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320 Comments on this post:

By: dooley on 7/8/09 at 3:35

Sharer You are an imbecile.

By: dargent7 on 7/8/09 at 6:14

Americans ARE imbiciles and God left the building years ago. We're on our own.

By: house_of_pain on 7/8/09 at 6:16

I hear alot about these "stupid Americans".
What state is America in?

By: Captain Nemo on 7/8/09 at 6:17

Good morning

"Hold up there, cowboy..."

Which administration is Sharer talking about. It sound to me that he is talking about the Bush administretion.

By: house_of_pain on 7/8/09 at 6:52

Where's our verbal cartoon, Nemo?

By: Captain Nemo on 7/8/09 at 7:10

Verbal Cartoon

As Palin and the frist dude leave the docks, two rats jump ship and swim back to the shore.

The caption reads..... "I like fruitcake, but those two have way too many nuts for my taste."

By: Captain Nemo on 7/8/09 at 7:12

Best I could do house.

By: house_of_pain on 7/8/09 at 7:14

Not bad. You know how much we like our fruitcake around here.

By: dargent7 on 7/8/09 at 7:22

d'Pain: Everyone knows America is an in-continent.

By: Captain Nemo on 7/8/09 at 7:23

Glade you like it. I got to go to work. Keep up the fun in our fight against the STUPID. lol

By: Captain Nemo on 7/8/09 at 7:29

Last one

America is a contin'nut full of fruitcake.

By: sidneyames on 7/8/09 at 7:31

Hmmmm! If you haters of America don't like it here, why don't you move to Cuba; it's close. Or how about China; it's not full there yet. Or better still move to Iran or Iraq; they need some more love. Look dummies, America is not perfect, but then it's made up of imperfect people like the ones writing on this post. Obama is NOT transparent. He lies every day and gets away with it because he is feeding the media with what he wants us to think and believe. He's a lying smoker who wants to punish all the other smokers. He puts the heat on 80 while he tells us to run our thermostats at 68 (or lower). He's says no taxes and yet he's raised unemployment taxes, minimum wage and he's going after everyone who makes what he calls "too much money". Would that be you people who are ragging on America? Move to DC and live under his wing then.

By: house_of_pain on 7/8/09 at 7:42

WTF are you talking about, sid? "haters of America"? Seriously.

By: Dragon on 7/8/09 at 7:50

Obama's last townhall meeting consisted of a hand-picked audience and hand-picked questions. Add this to preselected questions at press conferences and you quickly come to the conclusion that Obama is not being open and honest.

If you want to feel frustration, read a few of the press briefing by Gibbs (on the Whitehouse website). Even he refuses to answer direct questions with direct answers.

By: gdiafante on 7/8/09 at 8:00

If that's the case, Dragon, it seems he's taking a page out of the Rove playbook.

By: Dragon on 7/8/09 at 8:06

When did Bush preselect press questions?

By: gdiafante on 7/8/09 at 8:10

When didn't he, Dragon? Or do you have selective memory? This is a common practice, for a while now...where have you been?

By: pandabear on 7/8/09 at 8:12

Well Ray, you don't post anything to back up what you're
saying, so I guess you think we're just going to believe you
'cause you're such a nice guy...

...right.

By: pandabear on 7/8/09 at 8:13

sid:
Here's the number for phycos anonymous:
911

By: pandabear on 7/8/09 at 8:15

house:
who is this "ray" guy and what is he talking about ?

By: chiefpayne568 on 7/8/09 at 8:23

US STOCKS-Wall St hits 10-week low amid talk of new stimulus

http://www.reuters.com/article/usMktRpt/idUSN0733371020090707

By: chiefpayne568 on 7/8/09 at 8:24

Democrats Split on Stimulus as Job Losses Mount, Deficit Soars

http://www.bloomberg.com/apps/news?pid=washingtonstory&sid=aIHpsBT0JHFc

By: chiefpayne568 on 7/8/09 at 8:25

U.S. mortgage fraud 'rampant' and growing-FBI

http://www.reuters.com/article/bondsNews/idUSN0751853920090707

By: chiefpayne568 on 7/8/09 at 8:27

Jury sees videos of La. congressman accepting cash

http://www.google.com/hostednews/ap/article/ALeqM5gAhJ_ijKsVNeqkiH39KhnCUNj-fQD999OKUO0

"The videos played Tuesday are a key piece of evidence in the bribery trial of William Jefferson, a Democrat who represented parts of New Orleans. He's accused of accepting more than $400,000 in bribes to broker business deals in Africa."

By: chiefpayne568 on 7/8/09 at 8:31

Nope...not government controlled at all. /sarcasm off

Congress digs into spending bills

http://www.google.com/hostednews/ap/article/ALeqM5gBPaHA8wyvhZsKWPW8Uxp30QpfqgD99A16502

"A House panel Tuesday night voted to require General Motors and Chrysler to restore franchise agreements with their dealers despite their dire financial condition.

The Appropriations Committee approved by voice vote a plan by Rep. Steve LaTourette, R-Ohio, to effectively force the two automakers to restore their prior franchise agreements with dealers as a condition of being partially owned by the U.S. government as they work their way through bankruptcy proceedings. The move came as the panel approved a spending bill to fund the Treasury Department and White House operations, among other programs."

By: dargent7 on 7/8/09 at 8:31

SidVicious: You have a bad Mexican meal or something?
I'll give you a couple of particulars of why "America's NOT the greatest nation on earth":
Robert McNamara just died (93) and I'd forgotten about him. The networks showed footage of him saying Vietnam was a mistake. Great.
The USA bombs, invades, and is now stuck in Iraq. The Bush admin. said "the intel was wrong". Perfect.
Now we're in Afghanistan chasing the Taliban all over a countryside that is worse than Iraq, loosing soldiers daily. No end in sight. Wonderful.
America is bankrupt, and is spending money it doesn't have to become solvent. Economics 101?
Our system of voting stinks, yet we tell other Nations who elect people we don't like that they're all screwed up.
We spend $500. billion a year on defense, but get our asses kicked by idiots with box cutters and "insurgents" wearing earth shoes and robes.
Bobble head Palin resigns and the "righties" say we're terrified of her. (?)
McNair gets shot by an underaged gun buyer, but Nashville's elite want's "guns in bars" more than longer library hours.
I could go on, but you catch my drift.
You buy me a one way ticket to Hawai'i and I'm outta here.

By: gdiafante on 7/8/09 at 8:35

D7, good points.

By: chiefpayne568 on 7/8/09 at 8:37

Guess Reid doesn't care about Republican votes because he doesn't think he needs them.

Reid to Baucus: Stop Chasing GOP Votes on Health Care

http://www.rollcall.com/news/36546-1.html

"Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) on Tuesday ordered Finance Chairman Max Baucus (D-Mont.) to drop a proposal to tax health benefits and stop chasing Republican votes on a massive health care reform bill."

By: gdiafante on 7/8/09 at 8:38

But, the righties are right about Palin...most people are scared of her, in the same way that one would be if an infant was driving a car.

By: house_of_pain on 7/8/09 at 8:39

I don't have any intel on Ray "of sunshine" Sharer, panda.
I see that you are also a big fan of Kleinhater, though.

By: slacker on 7/8/09 at 8:40

chief, Jefferson (not Thomas), is the one who tied up the National guard after Katrina, and they still re-elected the schmuck.

By: gdiafante on 7/8/09 at 8:40

Ray Sharer - brother of much cooler Ray Ban and step brother of "Cosmic" Ray Ofdeath

By: chiefpayne568 on 7/8/09 at 8:42

Dargent,

For the record, Hawaii is part of the "NOT the greatest nation on earth". So why would you want to go there? Seems to me you'd rather go to European country or an Asian country or something.

By: house_of_pain on 7/8/09 at 8:42

gd, rumor has it that Palin will be joining the NHL.
She's bored with moose, and is ready for a new challenge: killing penalties.
"I'm not sure what a penalty looks like, but if you put one in front of me,
I'll kill it, you betcha!"

By: chiefpayne568 on 7/8/09 at 8:44

Slacker,

"chief, Jefferson (not Thomas), is the one who tied up the National guard after Katrina, and they still re-elected the schmuck."

True enough. BTW, I have NO sympathy for them anymore. They reelected the idiot...they deserve whatever comes next.

By: gdiafante on 7/8/09 at 8:44

That would be a good signing for the Preds...we could always use a good PK...and it would vastly improve the calendar...IMO...

By: chiefpayne568 on 7/8/09 at 8:45

Al Sharpton: Michael Jackson made Barack Obama president

http://www.politico.com/news/stories/0709/24646.html

By: Dragon on 7/8/09 at 8:49

Rangel is proposing a 4% surcharge on "the rich" to pay for healthcare reform. I also saw a mention that part of the cap and trade money would be used to pay for healthcare reform. Since both programs are estimated to exceed $1 Trillion each, I don't know if they can squeeze the goose hard enough to get enough golden eggs.

By: chiefpayne568 on 7/8/09 at 8:51

Federal Government Was Culprit in Housing and Economic Crisis, Says Congressional Report

http://www.cnsnews.com/public/content/article.aspx?RsrcID=50680

The Congressional Report
http://blog.heritage.org/wp-content/uploads/2009/07/7-7-09-housing-crisis-report.pdf

"“In the short run, this government intervention was successful in its stated goal – raising the national homeownership rate,” says the report, the result of an investigation launched last fall by Republican members of the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee.

“However, the ultimate effect was to create a mortgage tsunami that wrought devastation on the American people and economy,” says the report. “While government intervention was not the sole cause of the financial crisis, its role was significant and has received too little attention.”

The report talks about the Clinton administration’s National Homeownership Strategy, citing President Clinton’s directive to “lift America’s homeownership rate to an all-time high by the end of the century.”

The Clinton strategy further said that Freddie and Fannie should reduce down-payment requirements and, according to the report, “called for increased use of ‘flexible underwriting criteria,’ which it said could be achieved in concert with ‘liberalized affordable housing underwriting criteria.’”"

By: Dragon on 7/8/09 at 8:52

TIME has an interesting article regarding the prohibition of Federal funds to pay for abortion (would also affect any money sent to people to help buy insurance) as well as the prohibition of illegal aliens being included. Both are major stumbling blocks.
http://www.time.com/time/politics/article/0,8599,1909178,00.html?cnn=yes

By: chiefpayne568 on 7/8/09 at 8:54

I have an easy solution to this one. Don't capture terrorists...shoot to kill EVERY time. I mean, why not? If we can't get any information from them because our hands are tied...and they could conceivably be released, WHY bother to take prisoners at all?

Obama's Assistant Attorney General Tells Senate: Terrorists Captured on Battlefield Have Constitutional Rights

http://www.cnsnews.com/public/content/article.aspx?RsrcID=50681

By: slacker on 7/8/09 at 9:03

Pandabear, Mr. Sharer is a member of the famous Sharer family, who discovered global warming while vacationing in Sun City Arizona.
They immediately called Al Gore, who they affectionately referred to as our vice-president, who then stated, ''I'll include that in my new book about water remnants in bird baths'', and a new religion was born.

By: chiefpayne568 on 7/8/09 at 9:16

Come on Clock...run FASTER!

Health Care Overhaul Racing Against the Clock

http://www.cnsnews.com/public/content/article.aspx?RsrcID=50699

By: dargent7 on 7/8/09 at 9:22

Chief: That's an easy one. I speak only two languages: "Detroit Style"...."Whas up"? and Pidgin, "Whas up, bro"? And "Howz it"? I'm getting the southern vernacular and inflection down though....I just revert to 6th grade.

By: Dragon on 7/8/09 at 9:27

I love the Congressional mindset. Both Healthcare Reform and Cap-and-Trade MUST be passed this year because next year is an election year and they will be too busy trying to be re-elected. Also, they don't want to be accountable to the voters.

By: dargent7 on 7/8/09 at 9:30

Oh, and Chief: Please tell us all again how we won the war in Vietnam, we won the war in Iraq, will surely win the war in Afghanistan, that our Electoral College system of voting is Einsteinian in scope, that GW Bush won both elections fair and square, spending $550 billion a year on defense is a fiscally responsible idea, that Sarah Palin "frightens the media and left", and allowing "guns in bars" is an astounding idea second only to the earth is round after all.

By: Blanketnazi2 on 7/8/09 at 9:32

Yeah, it would've helped if Ray gave us something to back up his accusations.

By: gdiafante on 7/8/09 at 9:32

It's not hard to understand given the history Dragon. They've been putting off health care reform for 70 years. They also missed a chance in the late 70's to begin the switch to energy alternatives. Might as well strike while the iron's hot, so to speak.

By: Blanketnazi2 on 7/8/09 at 9:35

More than seven in 10 Republicans said they would be likely to vote for Palin for the presidency.
http://politicalticker.blogs.cnn.com/2009/07/08/poll-palin-decision-doesnt-change-minds/
Yikes! Makes you question their mental stability!

By: chiefpayne568 on 7/8/09 at 9:36

Dargent,

What would be the point when you already know what is happening apparently.