There are many people I respect on here, so it seems very odd to me when they go so off base with critiques on their own writings.
No problem...I have seen many different spelling of my name: Kendal, Kendell, Kendle..etc
You know...I find all this interesting. Not for the content because most of what you wrote is drivel. But I do believe you implied you were not going to comment here on this again. Guess you are a bit of a hypocrite in that regard. No doubt it was bugging you not to get the last word in.
"So you wrote the wrong letter to the wrong paper for nothing.."
As explained before yet you missed it again...I did write to the N&S and clicked on the Times option. So no, you are wrong Fred. I did write to the correct paper but only the Times picked it up.
But it reached the only person it was mainly meant to reach anyway...so mission accomplished.
"it was over my use of the term "neoConfederate" to describe some of the tea-party crazies."
There is the problem..."some" tends to become "all" when the arguments start to fly. Certain foolish people like to take a negative and attempt to paint a whole movement with that name.
Some Democrats are racist but if pointing out that has nothing to do with the debate in question...then it is a ad hominem.
So unless "neo-confederate" has to do a topic of people actually trying to break away from the union...it to is a ad hominem.
"For example, right-wing-nuts like to label unemployed persons or persons receiving some form of public-assistance as "too lazy to work"."
And those people are wrong for doing that. I've been having a conversation with others on here about this very topic.
But as for standards, I don't see any major differences between the parties in this case. I think it was Maher (might be wrong on that) that basically said that short of some public pandering to their bases...politicians are just that....politicians and have no real differences between them. They give to those that support them and ignore those that don't.
"You still haven't explained why you called the President a "pig""
Actually I have..multiple times but some left leaning ideologues are exactly like right leaning ones and only see what they want to see.
Whether it's my use of Obama's "squealers" or the reference to Benjamin the donkey...I have explained it. I suggest you try something new and read before you comment. My responses are here and at the Times if you are actually interested in understanding anything.
@Kendall - Oops! Sorry about the misspelling of your name. I was just thinking of the lyrics to the Elton John song: "Well, it seems you lived your life like a Kandall in the wind ..." LOL!
"piggy" to me ... BTW - If you jog your short-term memory, you might remember that the last time you went off on a nitpicking tirade against me, it was over my use of the term "neoConfederate" to describe some of the tea-party crazies. It seems that the term has come up again in recent news stories showing opponents of the President flying the "stars and bars" at the W.W. II Memorial. Texans and North Carolinians are touting "secession" ... Sounds kinda "neoConfederate" to me! You were wrong then, K-man, and you're still wrong today! Oops! No whining from you in today's PKB paper? So you wrote the wrong letter to the wrong paper for nothing (I never mentioned "Animal Farm" in a letter to the Marietta TIMES) ... How many strikes do you get before the umpire says "yer OUT!"?
@Kandall - You still haven't explained why you called the President a "pig" ... Oh, I keep forgetting that right-leaning ideologues don't have to explain anything they say ... The reason why I compared the extremists in Congress to the metaphorical pigs in Orwell's "Animal Farm" is that they are serial hypocrites who favor one standard for themselves and another for those they don't like ... For example, right-wing-nuts like to label unemployed persons or persons receiving some form of public-assistance as "too lazy to work". This criticism comes from people who worked only 106 days out of 365 in 2012, and passed almost no legislation during that time and spent most of their time "politicking", raising cash, or hanging out at FOX Noise. Members of Congress have "Cadillac" healthcare plans, and - while extremists like Paul Ryan oppose the minimum-wage for American workers - make $174,000. a year for doing nothing! Sounds pretty "pi
"Yes the extremists in the House have a Constitutional right to try.."
Thank you. So comparing them to the villains in Animal Farm was incorrect because unlike the pigs in the story...Congress didn't change the rules at all but went by them.
I am so glad you finally came around to seeing things like a rational and intelligent person we know that you can be at times.
"but the fight over "Obamacare" WAS a big part of the 2012 campaign."
I agree that it is a part but not a big part. Poor Fred ignores all the polls that ranks economy and other issues above Health Care in the last election. He seems to worry more about what other people will see in the paper.
"Mr. Kendall DID call the President a "pig" for no good reason!"
That is your factless left leaning opinion which you are more than welcome to. I am sorry that the only person allowed to critique the President are Democrats. I think you'll be able to live with it though.
"Some folks in Marietta think that all the folks in Walker voted for Jefferson Davis in the last election!"
Then those special people are fools. Do you hang out with the fools of Marietta Fred?
"I'll admit that when it comes to the topic here.."
Whatever you need to tell yourself so you can sleep easier at night Fred, you go right ahead and do it.
Yes the extremists in the House have a Constitutional right to try 42 times to overthrow a law that has been passed by both houses & approved by the SCOTUS. Since a vote to eliminate the ACA has no chance - nor will it ever have the chance - of passing the Senate, what they are doing is not only a fool's exercise that has resulted in the lowest polling numbers for Congress, but it is a criminal waste of the taxpayers' time and money! ... Time is money & I have allowed this serial nitpicker to waste too much of mine lately! Nuff said! Happy Halloween!
Sorry, but the fight over "Obamacare" WAS a big part of the 2012 campaign. Mr. Kendall DID call the President a "pig" for no good reason! I'm tired of being blamed for someone's short-term memory problems! Like Romney with his "47%" remark, and (lately) Rand Paul cribbing speeches verbatim from Wikipedia and then lying about it, Kendall should realize that what he writes is on record for all to see!
Okay, you win! I'll admit that when it comes to the topic here - "LtTE Overreactions" - you are the "All-time Overreactor Champ"! Otherwise, you are just another Republican nitpicker & fibber! ... Believe me, your letter makes no sense in the TIMES, because I never wrote anything about "Animal Farm" to this paper. My September letter to The TIMES was about Ted Cruz. Some folks in Marietta think that all the folks in Walker voted for Jefferson Davis in the last election!
"..to the WRONG paper!"
Actually I didn't. I sent it to the N&S and click on the option to also include it to the Times.
Lol, you are very delusional if you think the majority of the readers at the Times pays attention to the LTTE from day to day and week to week.
Actually the important part of the letter (the part that isn't about you) will make sense to them. Obama was not voted in because of the public view on Obamacare. That is a fact.
And if you have the need to write another letter to cover your ego...feel free to. Though by your own words you have basically said they won't know what the letter is about. So just have the balls to admit that any letter you write to the Times on this subject is just for ego reasons.
"Extremists in the House of Representatives have tried 42 times to change a law that has been passed and upheld by the Supreme Court."
Tried in 42 legal ways yes? Or have they completely trashed the Constitution in some manner you have failed to explain?
I am sorry Fred but you are still wrong.
"YOU did indeed call the President a "pig" in your October 13 letter."
Yep, in reference to Animal Farm. You need to accept that fact.
"about your mental stability"
Nice ad hominem Fred.
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