Letters to the Editor

Wednesday, April 28, 2010 at 12:40am

Maybe from an exaggerated sense of importance the tea baggers are reticent as corporate insurers divert patient’s funding from the Health Care Reform Law in order to reap millions more in profit. And still the insurers say that no matter what Congress thought or said, they are not going to let sick dying children have health coverage without a fight, a part of the reasoning behind Health Care Reform beginning with Harry Truman back in the 40s.

Meantime, Republican state lawmakers are attempting to overturn the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act passed by Congress to cover these children and others with pre-existing conditions. All the while 76 percent of Americans “profess” to be Christian, which would include the majority of the tea baggers and Republicans.

But these “professionals” bring into play the separation of church and state when it comes to ministering to the sick, saying that’s for the church. Though at the same time they are petty bargaining to have the Ten Commandments including “Thy Shall Not Kill” put in secular judicial Courthouses that honor the death penalty and pre-emptive wars killing thousands.

And whose I don’t know, but a copied (pillaged without proper credit) text of the Bible placed in public schools wedging the plurality and tolerance of young minds in a catch-22. From such political hoodwinking the U.S. now ranks 18th out of 30 industrial nations in secondary education, 25th out of 30 in math and 24th in science. Many have even forgotten wisdom’s old proverb, “Do unto other as you would have them do unto you."  

But however be it, don’t let a bunch of cranks mechanically desensitize us to the point where we become uncaring of others and unable to distinguish that 2+2=4, only to be more easily used to further their purpose.

 

Robert Knowles

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208 Comments on this post:

By: dargent7 on 4/28/10 at 4:33

re: yesterday: House: Didn't The Almighty Himself push the button to implode the Houston Astrodome? Kinda like the Twin Towers in NYC.

By: house_of_pain on 4/28/10 at 4:41

The House of Pain was destroyed by apathy, d7.

By: dargent7 on 4/28/10 at 4:59

House: But, to your's and G's utter dismay, Tiger Stadium still stands.

By: dargent7 on 4/28/10 at 5:00

ps: Are we OFF topic, yet?

By: house_of_pain on 4/28/10 at 5:10

We're on topic...every topic...all the time.

By: Captain Nemo on 4/28/10 at 5:27

Good morning
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By: Captain Nemo on 4/28/10 at 5:27

GOP the brave
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By: Captain Nemo on 4/28/10 at 5:37

Palin 2012
http://www.toonpool.com/user/617/files/palin_and_gop_288875.jpg

By: dargent7 on 4/28/10 at 5:40

Not one for piling on and ridiculing the less fortunate and clinically brain dead, but yesterday Loner mentioned the type of coffee he was drinking and used cream and sugar.
Nazix2 quipped a line from "Airplane!" about how she takes hers.
You really have to read "Sidiot's" post to realize how "out there" she is.

By: Captain Nemo on 4/28/10 at 5:49

At a Flat Earth Meeting, idgaf was seen caring a sign stating that Obama was born on the other side of the world

By: Captain Nemo on 4/28/10 at 5:52

I thouhgt that you were not going to bully sid anymore dargent.

By: Captain Nemo on 4/28/10 at 6:00

GOP weather forecast
http://climateprogress.org/wp-content/uploads/2009/05/toles-denial.gif

By: Captain Nemo on 4/28/10 at 6:03

GOP and a Balanced Budget
http://www.tulsaworld.com/articleImages/2009/20090303_Plante20090303.jpg

By: Captain Nemo on 4/28/10 at 6:08

The GOP Health Care Reform Plan
http://pics.livejournal.com/albatrossumi/pic/000dt0w7

By: chiefpayne568 on 4/28/10 at 6:09

Well now, I'm disappointed. I expected at least an honorable mention in this group. Guess I've been gone too long.

By: Captain Nemo on 4/28/10 at 6:12

Smiling Pig
http://3.bp.blogspot.com/_xS_51BVPg6s/Ste4Rm43cNI/AAAAAAAAKgM/8qT0f2mqKyY/s400/fluPig_Smile.jpg

By: chiefpayne568 on 4/28/10 at 6:13

I wonder how those who voted for him feel about this? Just curious.

Obama Denies Individual Aid for Storm Relief

http://www.nbcconnecticut.com/news/local-beat/Obama-Denies-Individual-Aid-After-Storms-92211719.html

By: Captain Nemo on 4/28/10 at 6:19

Reason for not drilling offshore
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By: Captain Nemo on 4/28/10 at 6:22

They voted for him in Mississippi?

By: chiefpayne568 on 4/28/10 at 6:23

Sounds like Obama is getting PO'd at the Senate.

GOP blocks financial bill again, float alternative
Senate Republicans again block financial overhaul bill, float partial alternative proposal

http://finance.yahoo.com/news/GOP-blocks-financial-bill-apf-531416536.html?x=0

"It's one thing to oppose reform but to oppose just even talking about reform in front of the American people and having a legitimate debate, that's not right," the president said in Ottumwa, Iowa. "The American people deserve an honest debate on this bill."

Indeed it IS, Mr. President....so where were these comments when the debate about HealthCare were going on? They seem rather displaced being mentioned here as this debate has been quite public.

By: chiefpayne568 on 4/28/10 at 6:25

Nemo,

You mean no one voted for him in Mississippi?

By: chiefpayne568 on 4/28/10 at 6:34

I wonder if Sen. Levin (D) was actually trying to say city but couldn't pronounce it correctly??? LOL

How Many Times Did Sen. Levin Say 'Sh**ty Deal'?

http://www.cnbc.com/id/36804679

By: Captain Nemo on 4/28/10 at 6:41

A long winter sleep
http://www.seattlepi.com/dayart/20080921/Cartoon20080921.jpg

By: budlight on 4/28/10 at 6:42

By: budlight on 4/27/10 at 4:45
By: Blanketnazi2 on 4/27/10 at 9:01
By: Loner on 4/27/10 at 8:47
Bn, I am drinking half Costa Rican Tarrazo and half Mexican Organic Pluma, with cream and sugar.

sounds good. however, i like my coffee like i like my men - strong and black. LOL!

Blanket, cream and sugar? Sounds a little beige or tan. Strong and black would be sans cream & sugar, wouldn't it?

Posssibly I meant to say "without" C&S.

But I was not responding to Loner's coffee choice; I was responding to Blanket's. Get your story straight, if you are able to, D7.

and By: Captain Nemo on 4/28/10 at 6:52
I thouhgt that you were not going to bully sid anymore dargent.

Capt. D7 minus 7 equals a ZERO is not only an idiot, he is a lying idiot. He says "truce" and 3 to 4 minutes later, he uses the white flag of peace to whip his bady little buttocks. He's a whinney-binney who can't stand people who are not on his team.

oh heck; gotta go to work.

By: Loner on 4/28/10 at 6:43

Good morning, Nashville!

The LTE is not well written, it rambles rather incoherently; I don't really get the writer's point. I guess that he hates the tea baggers, phony Christians and all sitting politicians as well as the health care industry and the educational industry. Lots of angst here, but no solutions offered.

Bn asked about my choice of coffee, D7, I replied; does that makes us "less fortunate" and "clinically brain dead"? Perhaps we are not worthy?

By: Captain Nemo on 4/28/10 at 6:45

Goldman Sachs credo

http://www.cartoonstock.com/lowres/ssm0005l.jpg

By: Captain Nemo on 4/28/10 at 6:46

New Money
http://justgetthere.us/blog/uploads/goldman-sachs-100bill.jpg

By: house_of_pain on 4/28/10 at 6:47

Loner, looks like TN is going to do a study on medical MJ...
better get your resume in order...

By: Captain Nemo on 4/28/10 at 6:49

Campaign strategy
http://images.politico.com/global/cartoon/100324_cartoon_600.jpg

By: Loner on 4/28/10 at 6:50

Sid missed the all-important "however" in Bn's comment. Sid is furiously typing 80 WPM, but she must have failed at "reading comprehension". Lots of heat - no light...not even budlight.

By: govskeptic on 4/28/10 at 6:53

Letter writer needs to send video rehersal tape to Oprah.

By: Captain Nemo on 4/28/10 at 6:54

Good morning Loner

Blanket Nazi
http://www.cartoonstock.com/newscartoons/cartoonists/mfl/lowres/mfln341l.jpg

By: Captain Nemo on 4/28/10 at 6:56

She is budlight in the head Loner.

lol gov

By: Loner on 4/28/10 at 6:58

House, that flies in the face of Gov. Bredesen's favorite program, his "marijuana eradication program". The high falutin Gov. has come a long way since his care-free days in Shortsville, NY; the zealous carpetbagger has put a lot of reefer smokers behind bars for what I'm sure he has "experimented" with as an upstate NY youth.

Screw the "medical" aspect, just legalize and tax its sales.....decriminalize what the Creator gave us on the Third Day...see Genesis 1:11.

I can do organoleptic testing, House, have reume, may travel.

By: Captain Nemo on 4/28/10 at 7:04

Medical news
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By: Captain Nemo on 4/28/10 at 7:06

Drug enforcement
http://www.cagle.com/news/MedicalMarijuana/images/wright.gif

By: Loner on 4/28/10 at 7:07

Good morning, Cap'n Nemo. Great cartoons.

By: Dragon on 4/28/10 at 7:08

By: chiefpayne568 on 4/28/10 at 7:23
Sounds like Obama is getting PO'd at the Senate.
GOP blocks financial bill again, float alternative

I don't understand why Reid is trying to destroy the negotiations in committee by introducing a partisan bill. Is this merely an excuse to say Republicans are obstructing Obama's agenda?

By: chiefpayne568 on 4/28/10 at 7:12

Dragon,

Only thing I can figure is to give him something to use for campaign purposes. He's getting close to election time and is severely behind his opponent.

By: Captain Nemo on 4/28/10 at 7:13

Thanks Loner.

http://hempmuseum.org/images/CartoonDrFrAmer.jpg

By: Loner on 4/28/10 at 7:16

Dragon, it is not an excuse to say that the GOP is obstructing Obama's agenda; everybody with an IQ over 50 can see that the Republicans are in lock-step as they march around the Capital screaming, "NO! NO! NO!" They are becoming increasingly irrelevant as they sink lower and lower into the mire and muck of Neo-McCarthyism. Reachng out to the Sarah Palin crowd has its drawbacks; thankfully, most voters see the demagoguery for what it is...sour grapes and sore loseritis.

By: house_of_pain on 4/28/10 at 7:18

Loner, the Gov. is a lame duck, and somebody up on the hill is thinking with something other than their Bible, for a change. Check out the 'Top stories' section(NCP).

By: idgaf on 4/28/10 at 7:20

Gotta love the way liberals/progressives/socialist use religion when it suits their cause.

btw a "teabagger" is a liberal homosexual that you use as a derogatory term which shows your hidden contempt for them as you have in the past branding people like Condi Rice as a homosexual like it is a scarlet letter.

Your continous use of the race card shows the same thing.

To you both are "usefull idiots".

By: Captain Nemo on 4/28/10 at 7:21

By: Dragon on 4/28/10 at 8:08
By: chiefpayne568 on 4/28/10 at 7:23
Sounds like Obama is getting PO'd at the Senate.
GOP blocks financial bill again, float alternative

I don't understand why Reid is trying to destroy the negotiations in committee by introducing a partisan bill. Is this merely an excuse to say Republicans are obstructing Obama's agenda?
By: chiefpayne568 on 4/28/10 at 8:12
Dragon,

Only thing I can figure is to give him something to use for campaign purposes. He's getting close to election time and is severely behind his opponent.
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By: bfra on 4/28/10 at 7:22

I am not against legalizing medical marijuana, but then the shady drs. have another source of income. Getting paid for prescriptions.

By: chiefpayne568 on 4/28/10 at 7:24

Loner,

I'm not sure you can say they are becoming increasingly irrelevant...particularly if you look at the political dynamic at this time. From all appearances, it's likely the GOP will reclaim control of the House in November. Now I doubt they will reclaim the Senate...but it's still a remote possibility.

We;ll see at any rate.

By: bfra on 4/28/10 at 7:24

Nemo cute links - dumb & dumber, one should be bald (shaved) headed. LOL

By: Blanketnazi2 on 4/28/10 at 7:24

Nemo, how'd you get that pic of me? lol!

By: Captain Nemo on 4/28/10 at 7:26

I have may ways Blanket. Good morning.

By: Blanketnazi2 on 4/28/10 at 7:26

good morning to you. ;~)