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by rshill7
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Letters To Ed :-)

"We've been duped by the Republicans. Kentucky Sen. and minority leader Mitch McConnell in a news conference one day after the election, stated that the single and sole goal of the GOP over the next two years is: to make Barack Obama a single term president. What an arrogant and obnoxious goal and statement. There agenda before the election was to get votes by promising that there first goals were jobs, the economy and health care reform. It seems their goal is to grab power, not to do things for the people that are in need of jobs and or unemployment pay, health care for those that don't have it, and the people losing their homes. This is the same party that wanted the auto plants and their suppliers to go out of business. We are just coming back from what they did to this country, and now we have them back to do the same things to our country again. What a mess the next two years is going to bring to this country. Talk about partisanship." Carl D. Leow Rogers Cit

 
 

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Freeman

3..."What are you taking a vacation from?.."

3... Work. You'd love to know which business(s) I own wouldn't you? For that matter you'd probably like to know where I'm vacationing....sorry.

Posted 447 days ago.

Freeman

2..."While you're at it, explain a time in the last 80 years where America's economy thrived without massive government spending. One of the pillars of your ECON 101 diatribe..."

2... Tech boom in the late 80's through early 2000's, Um according to Dr. Reich, for example.

Posted 447 days ago.

Freeman

..then nothing progressive is going to happen."

"..Bill Clinton incorporated Reich's thinking into his 1992 campaign platform, "Putting People First," and after being elected

invited Reich to head his economic transition team. Reich later joined the administration as Secretary of Labor. During his

tenure, he implemented the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA), successfully promoted increasing the minimum wage,

successfully lobbied to pass the School-to-Work Jobs Act, and launched a number of job training programs.

In addition, Reich used the office as a platform for focusing the nation's attention on the need for American workers to adapt

to the new economy. He advocated that the country provide more opportunities for workers to learn more technology.."

IS THIS THE "PLAN", "MAP" or "VISION" of the Secretary?

Posted 447 days ago.

Freeman

Quote: "Former Secretary of Labor Robert Reich critiques President Obama’s handling of the economic crisis and the Clinton administration’s repeal of the Glass-Steagall Act, a key deregulatory move that ended the separation of commercial and investment banking and is widely seen as having helped lead to the financial collapse. The Clinton administration also presided over a drastic transformation of U.S. welfare laws, throwing millions off of welfare rolls. "I went outside of the White House, walked back to my office along Constitution Avenue, expecting I would see signs. ... There are a lot of people who were concerned about that issue. But there was nobody on the streets. It was deafening. The silence was deafening," Reich says of the day Clinton signed the change into law. He notes this is when he realized, "if people who are concerned about the increasing concentration of wealth and power in this country are not mobilized, are not visible, then nothing progre

Posted 447 days ago.

Freeman

1...".. Yes, 9 years of lucky. Lucky, lucky, lucky. No thought put into it, just luck, luck, luck. And just an amazing

coincidence that the map Reich laid down played out..."

1. Dr. Reich's "map" does not exist. In fact President Clinton snubbed him directly when signing "welfare to work", among

other things.

Posted 447 days ago.

rshill7

Christianity, along with chivalry, dramatically improved the rights of women too, all over the world. Christianity inspired the Magna Carta.

Islam's founder Muhammed raped, tortured, stole, killed, murdered, and ordered his followers to do the same. What kind of religious founder is that?

When Thomas Jefferson was President Muslims were pirating our ships near Tripoli...hence, "to the shores of Triploi". Muslim history is replete with killing and invading Christian lands throughout history. The biggest problem with Christianity over the past two thousand years was Catholicism. The people did not have copies of the Bible, and Catholic leaders took advantage of that. Catholic leadership violated the Bible early, often and late. Once people got their own copy of the message, they left the Catholic church by the millions, in utter disgust.

Christianity, true Christianity as recorded in the Gospels, is the best thing to ever happen to this Earth and it's people.

Posted 447 days ago.

rshill7

Sinful acts, including murder are condemned as sin in Christianity...Judaism too. Does "thou shalt not kill" ring a bell? How about "do unto others as you'd have done unto you"? Murderers who claim to be Christian are violating the Bible and tenants of that faith. Muslims on the other hand are following their book to the letter when they do it.

Christianity and Judaism condemns murder. They disallow it. Islam demands it. Huge difference.

Unwittingly bringing small pox to the new world was not an act of treachery. They didn't even know things called germs existed at that time. Christian women were slaughtered and raped by many Indians as well. Lots and lots of people were scalped, bleeding to death as a result. You like to ignore the deeds of some factions while using hyperbole to describe those of another.

Christianity also brought down slavery with the abolitionist movement.

Posted 447 days ago.

normanlake

...not all that long ago. Evil comes in many guises, be the guise of Muslim, Christian, Athiest, or the American/Muslim Taliban.

Posted 447 days ago.

normanlake

Rshill (notice the lack of the extra R), searching for a biscuit in a garbage can is NOT a good place to look, but as is your wont, you fail to understand that a great many Americans seek their daily bread in just that place. I personally have never had to, but have SEEN it happening. Also, there is nothing "sacrosanct" about my beliefs. I take issue with your First Amendment denial of just such sacrosanctness of the Muslim faith. Once you cross that line, it becomes and expression of HATE. Nobo, 2000 years? Really? Christian groups nearly obliterated American Indians in atrocious manners, and yes, slicing a saber through the necks of women and children is a beheading. Not that long ago, particularly in the American South, African Americans were routinely lynched, and beaten and disemboweled for simply BEING *****. So do not attempt to differentiate the actions of present day Muslim extremist factions from the atrocious behavior of a whole society of American 'Christians'.

Posted 447 days ago.

normanlake

Nobo, nice post. You did lose me a bit when you mention the Government having no role, as government is SUPPOSED to be of, by, and for the people, which with the present Oligarch/Corporateocracy, is not the case. There appears to be a public teat which is overused and abused, but the cycle of poverty is endless. Ah, cursive, it seems so civilized.

Posted 447 days ago.

NobodySpecial

Amos, who and what you worship or choose not to worship is, never has, never will be my business. So pray or not pray to your heart is content. But remember this. Other people carry some very different beliefs. There are savages in this world that would cut you head clean off if your non-belief offended them. Then again, before the welfare state it was church charity that clothed, fed, and helped the homeless change their life. It was a community based system that cared for its own while keeping an open door and heart for nonbelievers like yourself. There was no need or want of big government to dole out a monthly check to people too downtrodden and dependent to look for work. The church community found or made jobs for people – gave them a purpose and helped restore self respect. Did you know that in christian schools they still teach students to write in cursive?

Posted 447 days ago.

amos57usa

nobo..I guess that one snake that could talk didn't pass on his genes that guided the development of voice capabilities. One might think that would have been an adaptive trait for snakes.

Out of two brands of religions you don't have to purchase the least worst. In Michigan we can worship Paul Bunyon for free. Paul was created so we Americans could have our own jesus type fableguy without upsetting the christians.

Posted 447 days ago.

rshill7

"Occasionally you can find a good biscuit in a garbage can, but that's not the place to look"...especially since it doubles as Normaggotmuffin's fishing cabin.

Posted 447 days ago.

rshill7

How and why is your "different path" sacrosanct but mine is not? You continually decry me as being out of step with you and others as something horrid. Why is that? Must I walk in your goosestepping prints to be viable? No I must not.

Who do I want to kill? Who do I want to hurt? The answer is nobody. Don't want to hurt anyone. So why not chill with your hyperbole?

The entire progressive world is turning everything into crap. Bad is good and good is bad these days. Common sense is being horsewhipped daily.

And why, when I bring up the continuous atrocities of barbarians do you ignore those atrocities and point elsewhere? Are daily Muslim acts of murder and mayhem justified in your mind?

The sheer ongoing evil perpetrated by these Islamic groups without being called out on it by people like you is simply other-worldly astounding. You'd think differently if those acts were visited upon you.

In keeping with NS' train of thought, I'll add this.

Posted 447 days ago.

amos57usa

freeman..Congratulations on being smarter than the four judges who voted against gay marrige and smarter than whomever wrote whichever gospel however many thousands of years ago. This gives me FAITH that some day you will admit to being in the condition of being god free like me. It's not our choice and there is nothing known to man that we can do about it but wait here with our god nets :)

Posted 447 days ago.

NobodySpecial

I'll add to my last comment with an analogy. While every snake bite is not poisonous its still a snake

Posted 447 days ago.

NobodySpecial

While acknowledging a barbarous past of the Christian religions, let me weigh the relevancy of atrocities done 2000 years ago to the Muslim atrocities being perpetuated today. Sorry Norm your argument doesn't stand. Even the most radical Catholics today do not condone rape of non-Catholics, murder of innocents, send children into crowds with bombs strapped to their bodies, involve themselves in “honor” killing of woman who dare to dance and smile in public or behead clerics of another religion. To put it bluntly but accurately: Muslims are in actions and deeds savages who cannot control the inhuman urge and impulse to murder and maim anyone that runs afoul of their own beliefs.

Posted 447 days ago.

There is an obituary this morning for Socrates Kent. I didn't know the man but that sure is a great name.

Posted 447 days ago.

normanlake

Here is truth You (rshrill) are stupid if you can so naively cite beheadings and atrocious behavior by Muslims while FAILING to comprehend the murderous behavior over the centuries by Christians. I contend you either NEVER read your King James version of the bible, or are simply incapable of comprehending what you DID read. How utterly moronic to present your hatred for the faith of others, when you have NO comprehension of your own reference book. I am astounded at your simplistic and uncalled for notions and misrepresentations of both the opinions and beliefs of those of us who choose a different path.

Posted 448 days ago.

normanlake

I do not hate you, rshrill, I PITY you. I have NEVER hated in this forum, and you have repeatedly, and lying about it only exposes you further. I am A Muslim.

Posted 448 days ago.
 
 
 
 

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