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by normanlake
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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I was at work and my wife called to tell me a plane had flown into the WTC. I said they probably built the building to withstand small plane crashes and she said no, this was an airliner. As a former air traffic controller my first thought was, "What in the world is an airliner doing at that altitude?". I went to the breakroom and someone had set up a television, where we watched the rest unfold. Productivity was zero for several days around the office, which is a lot of things not being done when 200 people aren't doing them. Gradually the norm returned, but I will never forget the pallor over the office. My brother died of cancer 9/11/2009, it is a double day of reflection for me.

Posted 20 days ago.

rshill7

I said what's going on? What happened? They told me a plane had hit one of the twin towers and news reports were coming in that one had hit the Pentagon. What? Wow! No Way! See ya' later.

I hopped into my Bronco, turned on the radio, and the news was streaming in. Unbelieveable. Inconceivable. I cellphoned my wife. These were the first cellphones we ever had. She said, hello, and I said turn on the news. We both became Fox News junkies that day, and remain to this day.

The kids were released early from school if I remember correctly. Everyone was shaken up and glued to the news, 13 years ago today.

What was going to happen next? At this point, all bets were off. If this could happen, what else might happen? Priorities changed from coast to coast and on islands throughout U.S territories and all over the globe. People began considering their own mortality and churches were filled. Do you remember? How can you forget?

Posted 20 days ago.

rshill7

September 11, 2001, was a typical happy day for our little family. Just about three weeks prior we had moved from Southen Michigan to Northern Michigan and purchased a lake house, which was a dream for us. Quiet, private, wildlife all around. A pristine lake right there. We didn't even have a boat yet. That was a few boats ago. We had been re-painting the railing on the front deck and had just about finished. All settled in now and loving it. Town a 28 minute drive through and across more beautiful farms and landscapes.

I had risen early, just like my biological clock still has me doing. Had to go to the bank and deposit some checks some of our online customers had sent us. I think it was about 9:40 AM or so. The bank teller's faces looked much different than they did the last couple of times I'd been in there. They were talking back and forth between themselves. I don't think they wanted to be there at that particular time.

Posted 20 days ago.

rshill7

You could always try Hooked On Phonics Jaxometry, it could very well break you from that Hooked On Hyperbole habit you've got.

Ooops, I forgot to ask the government if I could write that. You should go ahead and ask them if you can read it though, just so we don't upset the Freedom/Subjugation continuum.

Posted 21 days ago.

amos57usa

If churches paid their share of property taxes the mess called Wayne road could have been paved with gold long ago.

Obamacare had a public option but Romneycare appears to be popular anyway.

Posted 21 days ago.

amos57usa

If churches paid their share of property taxes the mess called Wayne road could have been paved with gold long ago.

Obamacare had a public option but Romneycare appears to be popular anyway.

Posted 21 days ago.

As far as Obamacare, we can always go to the GOP alternative health care plan. Death.

Posted 21 days ago.

I read it, Toxic Man.

Posted 21 days ago.

rshill7

Poll: Obamacare Approval Rating Falls To Just 35%.

Posted 22 days ago.

rshill7

No. I said build a pond. Read for comprehension next time.

Posted 22 days ago.

"A person should be able to build a pond on his or her property without being raped by an insatiable government. "

That's amazing. I have land in NC, so I should be able to build a pond and use it as a motor oil dump without the government interfering. Why can't I throw unlimited pig dung into the Toe River? It's my stream that flows to it, I should get to do what I want. Or grow opium. Or burn tires.*****government interference.

Posted 22 days ago.

normanlake

When you 'enjoy' your wife sitting in front of you, do you also despoil her and spill your seed all over her, causing a mess, which you then will demand her to clean up your mess? The resources given us by Mother Nature are NOT for exploiting and ruining the environment. You are sick with Capitalistic greed, and that is a SIN, in the real sense of the word.

Posted 22 days ago.

normanlake

You always demonize unions, pretender. Unions have paved the way for the common working man to achieve prosperity. Thank them. Any Union contributions hardly equal the Big Oil money and Koch Brothers swinish greed.

Posted 22 days ago.

The Tea Party is whatever the Koch Brothers says the Tea Party is going to be.

Posted 22 days ago.

amos57usa

Actually we do understand the tea party. They are people who cling to their guns and bibles. Tealiban or Taliban only the names of their gods differ. We rational people don't want to live by sharia law or christian law. I bless you in the name of Darwin.

Posted 25 days ago.

rshill7

Have started selling some of them, so perhaps I can recoup half of my former business, but that's after telling people I couldn't sell it all Summer long. Lost 400K or so in business, and some may never come back after that.

That's how long it took manufacturing to settle with the government a-holes, who were doing the crony capitalism bidding of another major company.

By the way, how do you know who's law abiding and who isn't?

Posted 27 days ago.

I say again, some law abiding business is successfully selling the product you no longer sell.

Posted 27 days ago.

rshill7

I don't see both parties represented within federal agencies Norm. I see unions. I see union dues laundered into the hands of only one party. We don't need hundreds of thousands of regulations to either prevent or clean up pollution. A person should be able to build a pond on his or her property without being raped by an insatiable government.

God spread out a magnificent table before us. He filled it with resources. When those gifts are utilized, "plundered" is not the word for it.

When my wife takes the time to prepare a wonderful dinner, and sets in right in front of me, I do not plunder it. I enjoy it. I thank her for it. Sometimes I prepare a lesser dinner for her. If either I or her ever left those dinners sitting there, and started chewing on some government cheese instead. The other wouldn't feel very good about it.

Posted 28 days ago.

normanlake

We all want to see less regulation. Both parties gain from a needed fix to the tax laws and needless bureaucracy. BUT, there are many among us that want to see the 'bothersome' environmental protections kept in place, not for free reign of the corporate plunderers of our resources, but for the future of planet Earth and future generations of children that need to experience a world of less pollution. Both parties need to cooperate (fat chance).

Posted 29 days ago.

rshill7

Oh yeah, Article Duppin': Section Huh?... where it says that federal agencies can pass laws.

Let's suppose you sold balloons for 16 years, and all of a sudden the EPA, under the clean air act, "outlawed" balloons.

Does that all of a sudden make you stupid, or a law breaker?

No. You're stupid for too many other reasons. None of them having to do with your balloon store. Hurting your store would rest solely on an out of control government, which is in itself lawless.

And if by laws, you mean regulations, then no, I don't love all the regulations. I think at a minimum that for each new regulation issued, one should be repealed.

Better yet, and the way it should be done. COngress should pass all laws/regulations, and agencies should not be able to give anything the force of law. Nothing.

The U.S. COnstitution is not a pamphlet containing suggestions, and your cranium is not a picnic basket containing anything nourishing. It's more like one of those balloons.

Posted 29 days ago.
 
 
 
 

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