Letter to the Editor

Thursday, August 12, 2010 at 12:25am

To the Editor:

How could any middle-class working voter ever be coerced and brainwashed into voting for the right-wing Republican, would-be anarchists, who by their own campaign platforms fly in the face of every American who is not filthy rich?

How can a bloc of rich congressmen who already have made their fortunes and secured their family's health care free or at practically no cost campaign on a promise to repeal everything that President Obama has gotten done for the people?

They want to repeal Social Security, or impose huge cuts on the most needy of our citizenry, Medicare, health care reform and return complete control to the insurance companies that any idiot should know by now are not concerned with your health care but are a bunch of corporate thieves.

They want to repeal the stimulus and stop the slowly improving economy that the president is bringing about.

Along with this they want to repeal or amend the 14th Amendment so as to be able to take of control who is deemed a citizen and who is not whenever they get ready.

They also now want to invalidate freedom of religion by banning the building of more mosques in the United States. They want to deny civil rights to gays and lesbians. 

If all this is not enough, they certainly want George W. Bush's tax cuts for the very richest Americans to be extended.

If any sane human being can see anything in their own, self-indicting campaign promises, that will benefit any suffering American except the rich, then he needs to seek help.

If any working person is weak enough to post a Republican ballot, he deserves to suffer the wrath just as under Herbert Hoover and George W. Bush.

To paraphrase a friend recently when entering the voting booth, "It's simple as ABC, like driving a car: Put it in D to go forward and in R to go backward."

C.W. Clouse

Nashville TN 37209

Filed under: City Voices

296 Comments on this post:

By: dargent7 on 8/12/10 at 10:40

Dooley: It's not just the large corps. that are hiring illegals.
I lived in San Diego for 10 years, and it's the farmers who are picking them up on the street corners to pick avocados, strawberries, etc. in the 80 degree sun.
Cash only basis.
Their wives can walk into any Hospital Emergency room and give birth, and wallah.
You've got an illegal who now has a "legal" resident child and then everyone piles on to get all the USA benefits.
Multiply that senario by 12 million. And you've got what we've got today.

By: Kosh III on 8/12/10 at 11:50

But if we stop the employers who will cut the grass at Bill Frist's mansion? Who would be the maids in Forest Hills?

By: dargent7 on 8/12/10 at 12:13

brrrk: Mormons don't fly planes into buildings, killing thousands.
Jews have a habit of being involved in banking, not strapping bombs to themselves while waiting for the next available teller.
It's always the Muslims who commit suicide and take as many others with them to see Al'lah.

By: dargent7 on 8/12/10 at 12:16

Bill Frist has a mansion? I thought only Al Gore had one. And that vacuum guy, Oreck. My God, Tenn. does have a lot of millionaires.

By: budlight on 8/12/10 at 12:21

AmyLiorate on 8/12/10 at 11:08
Damn, I got a partial double post in there somehow! Has Budlight been using my computer! Crud, no wonder I'm feeling slow this morning :(

Amy I apologized for posting 2 times. My computer glitched. No, I didn't use your computer but I did use your toothbrush. I don't like medium bristols; get soft next time. LOL Just kidding.

Question: You're on a plane floating on the Hudson (or Whatever body of water) and you're about to depart and stand on a wing. Would you prefer someone sane like Sulley or the WINGNUT FLIGHT ATTENTDANT who's now an american HERO?

hmmmmmmm!

By: AmyLiorate on 8/12/10 at 12:22

People who are legally here would do all that stuff Kosh.

Citizens who should be happy to have a job I would think. There's a certain dignity in going out everyday and bringing home the bacon.

By: budlight on 8/12/10 at 12:24

dargent7 on 8/12/10 at 1:13
brrrk: Mormons don't fly planes into buildings, killing thousands.
Jews have a habit of being involved in banking, not strapping bombs to themselves while waiting for the next available teller.
It's always the Muslims who commit suicide and take as many others with them to see Al'lah.

Or who else kills their daughter in an honor killing; or their wife for suspecting her of adultry; or kills Daniel Pearl by beheading him on camera. Wonder if his wife thinks terrorist is an overused term.

By: AmyLiorate on 8/12/10 at 12:26

Time to get a water pick! ;)

Bud, no disrespect - but in that specific scenario you laid out I will go with the flight attendant:

A) he has deployed the inflatables and the plane is likely to sink. I know where I want to be.
B) he took twoM/b> beers, that means one for me! :D

By: brrrrk on 8/12/10 at 12:27

dargent7 said

"brrrk: Mormons don't fly planes into buildings, killing thousands.
Jews have a habit of being involved in banking, not strapping bombs to themselves while waiting for the next available teller.
It's always the Muslims who commit suicide and take as many others with them to see Al'lah."

And it's every one of them.....

By: AmyLiorate on 8/12/10 at 12:27

two beers,

By: gdiafante on 8/12/10 at 12:29

Don't try, brrrk. You can't fix stupid.

By: Blanketnazi2 on 8/12/10 at 12:39

Suicide attacks NOT committed by Muslims:

Attempted suicide attack with a plane as target: Richard Reid on American Airlines Flight 63

Suicide attack by a submarine with explosives (human-steered torpedo): Kaiten, used by Japan in World War II

Suicide attack by wearing an explosive belt or a bra bomb : Assassination of Indian Prime Minister Rajiv Gandhi by Thenmuli Rajaratnam of the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE).

Suicide attack by a bicycle with explosives: Assassination of Sri Lankan President Ranasinghe Premadasa by the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE)

Suicide attack by diverting a bus to an abyss: Tel Aviv Jerusalem bus 405 attack

Suicide attack with guns: Insurgent attack on the Indian Parliament in December 2001, killing 15 people.

Suicide attack by a car by using a fast driving car to drive intentionally into a crowd of people or breaching a security barrier: 2009 attack on the Dutch royal family

By: budlight on 8/12/10 at 12:41

Amy, the beer didn't make it on to the wing; dingbat, wingnut super hero flight stewardess drank it during flight.

I'd pick Sully; then we'd all be alive to go to a bar after rescue.

I hope they throw the book at the stewardess boy. He's not a flight attendant; that's a term reserved for people who know, and do their job - part of which is to calm passengers down not incite them. I'd hate to be on a plane with that primadona if its inn trouble. He'd probably don the ONLY PARACHUTE and leave the plane.

By: Kosh III on 8/12/10 at 12:56

blanket

Jews DO commmit terrorist acts; look at former PM Begin. Look up King David Hotel, Stern Gang, Irgun.

And not just Jews. Who assasinated Swedish PM Olof Palme? Not a Muslim.

Who assasinated Archduke Ferdinand and triggered WWI? The Chief of Military Intelligence(oxymoron) of Serbia was behind the murder.

By: AmyLiorate on 8/12/10 at 1:06

If you see a parachute on a commercial flight my advice would be to wait for the next flight. Period.

By: slacker on 8/12/10 at 1:06

I thought a bra bomb violated the Geneva convention.

By: Blanketnazi2 on 8/12/10 at 1:11

Kosh, I was listing attacks committed by people who were not Muslim.

By: Blanketnazi2 on 8/12/10 at 1:12

depends on who's wearing the bra, slacker.

By: Kosh III on 8/12/10 at 1:14

Yes, which is what my addendum shows, terrorist Jews, Serbs, Swedes.

By: slacker on 8/12/10 at 1:17

Dolly Parton could take out 5 city blocks.

By: house_of_pain on 8/12/10 at 1:19

If Katy Perry was wearing the bra bomb, I'd take one(two?) for the team. You're welcome.

By: slacker on 8/12/10 at 1:20

Moving right along, who does most of the beheadings?

By: Blanketnazi2 on 8/12/10 at 1:21

oh, gotcha Kosh. ;~)

By: slacker on 8/12/10 at 1:26

''She was a large women, she had a large purse, with everything in it but a hammer and nails..''

By: gdiafante on 8/12/10 at 1:30

"Moving right along, who does most of the beheadings?"

I don't know, I'd like to see the number of beheadings in the last 50 years versus revolutionary France.

Do you think the Taliban knows about the guillotine?

By: budlight on 8/12/10 at 1:36

AmyLiorate on 8/12/10 at 2:06
If you see a parachute on a commercial flight my advice would be to wait for the next flight. Period.

Amy, sorry. I forgot to tell you; He had the parachute tucked in his pants to enhance his baggage! Flirting with male passengers.

Remember Ssully? He's a hero. This wingnut dingbat is a Zero!

By: Blanketnazi2 on 8/12/10 at 1:36

ssshhhhhhh, g. don't give 'em any ideas!

By: budlight on 8/12/10 at 1:38

G, we are speaking of the Here and Now. History is , well History!

And watch out. Since JetBLUE does not discriminate and hires wingnuts who are sort of ugly and old, I'm off to the airport to apply for a new job. Flighty attendant!

By: slacker on 8/12/10 at 1:42

Ronco's new, portable, guillotine on wheels. Free with bra bomb purchase.

By: house_of_pain on 8/12/10 at 1:52

slacker, if you order online, they'll throw in a Pocket Fisherman.

By: Kosh III on 8/12/10 at 1:52

"Ronco's new, portable, guillotine on wheels. Free with bra bomb purchase."

But wait! The first 500 orders will get a free head catcher. Operators are standing by.......

By: gdiafante on 8/12/10 at 1:54

I find all this talk very distasteful.

-Bea Hedding

By: slacker on 8/12/10 at 1:56

Gonna cut off my what?
-Heda Hopper

By: brrrrk on 8/12/10 at 1:58

gdiafante said on 8/12/10 at 2:54

"I find all this talk very distasteful.

-Bea Hedding"

Wasn't she a contemporary of Gil Lotine?

By: dargent7 on 8/12/10 at 2:02

brrrk & gD: Together again.
They just finalized the plans for the mosque in Antioch.
Why don't you two attend the opening ceremonies? Maybe cut the ribbon?
And attend the 'services", classes, and prayers.
Then you'd know what in the f**k you're talking about.
For a change of pace.

By: Blanketnazi2 on 8/12/10 at 2:05

they're giving away free suicide bras to the first 100 attendees.

By: gdiafante on 8/12/10 at 2:05

Please excuse Darge, he just recently woke up and realized there were Mosques in the U.S. (have been for years)

DEPORT KAREEM ABDUL JABBAR IMMEDIATELY!!!

moron

By: slacker on 8/12/10 at 2:09

That 5 prayers a day requirement, is just to much for my busy schedule.

By: slacker on 8/12/10 at 2:10

But I'll do it, if I can get one of those cool flying carpets.

By: slacker on 8/12/10 at 2:11

Hummmmmmmm..

By: gdiafante on 8/12/10 at 2:14

Flying carpets are the way to go. No fuel costs, no maintenance, never any traffic. Make sure you get the scotch guard though...

Then again...maybe that's exactly what the Muslims want us to do...right darge...

By: brrrrk on 8/12/10 at 2:17

gdiafante....

more like religious bigot.

By: slacker on 8/12/10 at 2:20

My dog would piss on mine, and short circuit the GPS.

By: Blanketnazi2 on 8/12/10 at 2:23

those sneaky monkeys.

By: Blanketnazi2 on 8/12/10 at 2:25

The earliest documented case of a Muslim to come to the United States is Dutchman Anthony Janszoon van Salee, who was born and raised in Spain and Morocco as the child of a pirate turned local governor and admiral and a Muslim mother. Van Salee came to New Amsterdam around 1630 and was referred to as 'Turk' and a landowner on Long Island.

By: Blanketnazi2 on 8/12/10 at 2:26

The oldest Muslim community to establish in the country was the Ahmadiyya Muslim Community, in 1921

By: Blanketnazi2 on 8/12/10 at 2:27

The Mother Mosque of America is the oldest purpose-built mosque in the United States. A mosque is a house of worship for Muslims.

Where is it?:
1335 NW 9th Street, Cedar Rapids, Iowa

Who built it?:
During the 19th century, large numbers of Christian and Muslim immigrants arrived to the United States from Syria and Lebanon. Many families settled in the midwest, making a living as farmers, peddlers or shopkeepers. As the United States suffered through World War I and the Great Depression, the Muslim families of Cedar Rapids pulled together to establish a location for organized worship, and social/cultural events to help promote and preserve their heritage. The mosque was completed in 1934.

By: Blanketnazi2 on 8/12/10 at 2:29

wow, i guess that makes Cedar Rapids a hotbed for terrorist activities in the U.S. who would've thought....

By: brrrrk on 8/12/10 at 2:36

The first 911 orphan, a child born to a parent that died in the WTC, was Farqad Chowdhury. His father Mohammad Chowdhury, was a waiter at Windows of the World restaurant. Farqad was born 48 hours after the attack. Lets kick the little bastard out before he blows up something.

By: slacker on 8/12/10 at 2:37

So Cedar Rapids is where they make the carpets eh? Devilishly clever.