Letters to the Editor

Monday, August 10, 2009 at 12:00am

Monday morning facial

When The City Paper came on the scene I had high hopes it would be different, and that [commentaries] would not be driven by a leftist agenda.

So much for hope.

Liz Garrigan’s column in which she basically mocks people of faith is a perfect example. I won’t be reading your rag again. Go the hell!

John Mallernee, 37215

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188 Comments on this post:

By: CAH on 8/10/09 at 1:01

Blanket, I asked because most people do. I feel it demeans, degrades and disparages the whole meaning of giving.
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gd, get a grip. It's not about who actually gives the most but why.

By: Blanketnazi2 on 8/10/09 at 1:02

sounds like you were being a tad judgmental in asking, don't you think, CAH?

By: CAH on 8/10/09 at 1:04

Blanket, only if you feel guilty about it.

By: house_of_pain on 8/10/09 at 1:05

Here we go...

By: chiefpayne568 on 8/10/09 at 1:06

Wonder how Scott will try to get out of THIS mess he made for himself?

Meltdown: Democratic Congressman David Scott of Georgia Goes Berserk at Town Hall

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BttTtjhlvmY&eurl=http%3A%2F%2Face%2Emu%2Enu%2F&feature=player_embedded

By: gdiafante on 8/10/09 at 1:06

I think it's a little childish to compare who's the better giver. Oh, sorry to interrupt your play time, CAH...continue...and remember, you don't get any pudding if you don't eat your meat.

By: brrrrk on 8/10/09 at 1:06

chief said

"How IRONIC!

The field hand/share cropper mentality you mention is similar to what I consider those who want the government to take care of them 'because they know better than we do'."

Really? Wow! Talk about twisting an analogy to suit the view! Ok, so answer this, when was the man in the "big house" ever answerable to the field hands? I watched Roots when I was a kid. Can't say I ever saw a scene where Toby and Chicken George voted for someone to represent them in the "big house", let alone vote for a different man in the "big house". It seems to me that you would rather blame "the gov'ment", as some of you call it, then to except the reality that the reason things are screwed up is because of the people that you elect into office. If you elect someone who's world view revolves around the monied aristocracy (which seems to be your view as well), then don't be surprised if that person does nothing for you or any other average American.

By: Loner on 8/10/09 at 1:07

The CNN poll is not surprising at all. The Republicans are out of power and they are now doing as they have always done, when in that situation. They are banding together, as a herd they are trying to disrupt progress by way of hysterical stampede. Fear-based governance is all they know.

The Republicans had eight years to fix our ailing health care delivery system, they squandered their opportunity to come across for average Americans, they ignored the public interest and took cash from the special interests...the status quo prevailed.

Republicans should lead the way or get out of the way....of course, they are collectively too stupid to realize the wisdom of that advice. They are setting the stage for their demise as a political force in the 21st century.

By: Blanketnazi2 on 8/10/09 at 1:10

CAH is the perfect example of the judgemental and self-righteous conservative. typical.

By: gdiafante on 8/10/09 at 1:16

"They are setting the stage for their demise as a political force in the 21st century."

I doubt it. Republicans will most likely gain in the mid terms because they get their message out better than Democrats. Fear always trumps logic.

And it's easier to shout someone down than have rational debate, especially when you're on the wrong side.

By: Loner on 8/10/09 at 1:21

My charitable works include trying to educate and inform people about issues that don't get a lot of media attention... I guess that posting here is a sort of "ministry". We can all feel good about giving a rat's @ss about current events and for expresssing our views. Let's face it, everyone of us feels that posting here is part of our mission.....any Amens on that?

By: gdiafante on 8/10/09 at 1:22

Nah, I post here when I'm bored.

By: MamaG on 8/10/09 at 1:23

Amen, Bro Loner, amen!

By: CAH on 8/10/09 at 1:25

Blanket is the perfect example of the shrewish, judgemental and self-righteous Liberal. Typical.

By: Blanketnazi2 on 8/10/09 at 1:25

g, they know that they are wrong so screaming down any informative, productive meeting is the only option they have.

By: Blanketnazi2 on 8/10/09 at 1:26

CAH, why don't you at least try to have some originality. LOL

By: house_of_pain on 8/10/09 at 1:26

I post here because it's cheaper than therapy.

By: Blanketnazi2 on 8/10/09 at 1:29

i post here so as to say HI to the few sane folks that show up here. i suffer the idiots in order to enjoy the nice people.

By: Loner on 8/10/09 at 1:29

GD, I have faith that the boogyman of ignorance is on the run. Fear-based governance relies upon ignorance, if it is to be successful. With the advent of the internet and the explosion in multi-tasking personal communication devices, people cannot be kept in the dark, as in the past.

Truly, the truth will set us free. It won't come overnight, but the Republicans will eventually fade into oblivion; some new major Party will usrurp their original ideas, modify them for modern times and displace the floundering GOP.

By: Blanketnazi2 on 8/10/09 at 1:31

Loner, I think the GOP will fade with age. The younger generation knows how to use new media to discover the truth and are less likely to be spoon fed. Hence, the demise of the GOP, or at least in the form that we now know it.

By: CAH on 8/10/09 at 1:32

Blanket, I normally do. But your post was just too easy a setup and I couldn't resist. 0:D

By: Blanketnazi2 on 8/10/09 at 1:33

no, CAH. you normally don't.

By: brrrrk on 8/10/09 at 1:33

CAH said

"Charity's Political Divide Republicans give a bigger share of their incomes to charity, says a prominent economist"

You know, I've seen this before, but there's one thing that I've not seen regarding this study, and that's the amount of charity given through the act of tithing. If tithing is included than this is a bogus study. How can you consider tithing a charitable donation when in fact it's more like a "salvation tax". There are some faiths out there that put great social pressure on individuals that don't tithe enough. How can tithing then be considered an act of charity under those conditions?

By: gdiafante on 8/10/09 at 1:34

I'll believe it when I see it, Blanket.

By: CAH on 8/10/09 at 1:34

Do too

By: Blanketnazi2 on 8/10/09 at 1:36

brrrrk, that thought crossed my mind too. i don't consider tithing to be charitable giving.

By: CAH on 8/10/09 at 1:37

You're right, brrrrk. I don't recall seeing that kind of breakdown either. Usually all you see is by political party and areas of the country. Last chart I saw showed the red states donating more than the blue states. Don't remember if it was per capita or % of income though.

By: Blanketnazi2 on 8/10/09 at 1:39

juvenile
-adj.

1: physiologically immature or undeveloped
2 : of, relating to, characteristic of, or suitable for children or young people
3 : reflecting psychological or intellectual immaturity : childish

By: gdiafante on 8/10/09 at 1:39

"Last chart I saw showed the red states donating more than the blue states."

And that's all that really matters to God.

By: gdiafante on 8/10/09 at 1:40

That's the blanket I know and love!!

By: CAH on 8/10/09 at 1:41

By: gdiafante on 8/10/09 at 2:39
"Last chart I saw showed the red states donating more than the blue states."

And that's all that really matters to God.

Wonder how many blue staters will move to red states come the rapture?

By: CAH on 8/10/09 at 1:42

There's something for having a childish nature. You live longer. Less stress.

By: CAH on 8/10/09 at 1:45

Speaking of less stress, I think I'll hook up my boat and go fishing.

See ya guys. Have fun.

By: Blanketnazi2 on 8/10/09 at 1:45

immature
-adj.

2a : lacking complete growth, differentiation, or development
b : having the potential capacity to attain a definitive form or state : crude, unfinished
c : exhibiting less than an expected degree of maturity

By: house_of_pain on 8/10/09 at 1:48

Since I'm bringing cheese dip to the rapture,
I need to know exactly how many "blue staters" are coming.

By: gdiafante on 8/10/09 at 1:48

There's a lot to be said for a childish nature, most notably: "grow up"...or "you're forty, it's time you move out"...

By: gdiafante on 8/10/09 at 1:49

Every "blue stater" house, we're just a bunch of heathens...

By: Blanketnazi2 on 8/10/09 at 1:49

at least he know's he's immature and childish. he didn't deny it.

*sigh*

By: house_of_pain on 8/10/09 at 1:51

I'm gonna need more cheese.

By: BenDover on 8/10/09 at 1:53

Geezzz... it's an online poll of people who get their news from CNN.COM. I'm shocked it's not 90/10.

By: Blanketnazi2 on 8/10/09 at 1:54

CAH still hasn't purchased his post rapture pet care service.

By: gdiafante on 8/10/09 at 1:55

Nothing wrong with CNN Ben, except it's radically different from the Nut News you're used to reading.

By: gdiafante on 8/10/09 at 2:00

I hope house brings beer too...

By: chiefpayne568 on 8/10/09 at 2:01

brrrrk,

"It seems to me that you would rather blame "the gov'ment", as some of you call it, then to except the reality that the reason things are screwed up is because of the people that you elect into office. If you elect someone who's world view revolves around the monied aristocracy (which seems to be your view as well), then don't be surprised if that person does nothing for you or any other average American."

First of all, I agree with you that the problems are that the polticians elected are not the best in the world. But being forced to settle for the lessor of two evils has basically gotten us into this position. Worse, those who keep electing the same individuals time and again for the same position, allowing them to gain time in grade status because "electing someone else could be worse" just gives them more power.

People allow themselves to believe things could be worse...when they already are.

So yes, I can see the anology myself.

By: Blanketnazi2 on 8/10/09 at 2:01

at least CNN doesn't talk about putting poison in the wine of the speaker of the house or anyone else for that matter.

By: house_of_pain on 8/10/09 at 2:01

I thought Blanket was bringing the brewskis.

By: Blanketnazi2 on 8/10/09 at 2:03

i am, but g drinks a lot of beer.

By: Blanketnazi2 on 8/10/09 at 2:03

and so do i.

By: gdiafante on 8/10/09 at 2:09

I resemble that remark...

Sorry, forgot that Blanket was in charge of beer, in that case I am not worried as she has great taste in beer.

By: BenDover on 8/10/09 at 2:15

CNN tilts left in their commentary and thinly-disguised-left in their 'News'. Fox tilts right in their commentary (which they actually label as commentary rather than news) and is even handed in their 'news' reports. In any case CNN attracts a liberal audience and that's the point I'm making. Even with their liberal audience only 55% believe the events are staged by Big Insurance.

Obama, Pelosi and Reid should be careful about this becaue there are a lot of people really fired up about this and if they shoving things through against the wishes of the public there will be a huge back-lash in the elections.