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.
BTW Kendall - You sent your latest exercise in silliness to the WRONG paper! My response to your response did not appear in the Marietta TIMES. I only sent one to the PKB N&S because your letter there mentioned my name. Your letter in today's edition of The TIMES will make no sense whatsoever to those who read only that paper. They will conclude (perhaps rightly) that you are simply some doofus who is whining about nothing!
... I suppose that I'll have to write this again after Sunday! Ho-hum! It's like playing "Whack-a-mole"!
critical thinking. You need to find a good hobby besides fibbing about me!
@Kendall - Your latest epistle makes me begin to worry about your mental stability ... OR you need to consult an eye specialist who might be able to help you read better ... YOU are "projecting". YOU did indeed call the President a "pig" in your October 13 letter. YOU did not explain why. YOU are the one placing emotion above facts ... FACT: Extremists in the House of Representatives have tried 42 times to change a law that has been passed and upheld by the Supreme Court. Orwell's pigs in "Animal Farm" change the rule that says that "all animals are equal". Where is the equivalency that enables you to use "Animal Farm" against Obama? Is it his "hope and change" motto? By endlessly distorting what I said in both letters, you are displaying yourself as a complete fool! It's sad, because among the allegedly "conservative" commenters here at the N&S, you are probably the only one who has shown some potential for cr
The only reason the deficit dropped was monetary manipulation by the Administration to delay borrowing or raising the debt limit till the new fiscal year. They borrowed over $300,000,000,000 the very first day they were allowed. Are you really that easily fooled or are you just a jock strap supporting the nuts in the White House?
Why did Obama & Obamanites take to the WH with such a vendetta to see to it that 15% of the American public was retrofitted because of some shortcoming (heath care insurance coverage), which will ultimately change the coverage of the other 85%?
What is that last example, you can cite, for the fanaticism for such an immediate imperative to cover ANY NEED that such a minority of the citizens may have been suffering?
All things being considered, you don't think that there are yet to be revealed progressive designs on people control waiting to spring forth from DemoCare?
"They forget that "Obamacare" was all Republicans wanted to talk about during the 2012 campaign"
Perhaps that is what they wanted to talk about but the majority of those in the middle wanted to discuss other things.
"and (apparent) psychological need to be perceived as the "winner" in every argument"
I call to your attention that it was you that had to go and create another LTTE, call me out at the Marietta Times and do the same here. If anyone seems to have a need to be the "winner", it would be you.
"As long as you keep quibbling, you make yourself redundant ... Sorry pal, but I have other things to do than sit at a keyboard whining about fine ideological points."
You only call it quibbling because my points are based on facts while a great deal of yours are based on factless opinions.
... I notice that you at least admit that the deficit has dropped. Note that, not so long ago, deficit-spending was all Republicans wanted to talk about ... Why do some Republicans seem to have short-term memories? They forget that Medicare Part-D had a rocky rollout when it was first instituted ... They forget that "Obamacare" was all Republicans wanted to talk about during the 2012 campaign ... They forget that incidents like the Benghazi attack happened under Ford, Carter, Reagan, Bush #41, Clinton, and Bush #43 (i.e. 9-11) and pretend that history before the election of the first black president never happened! ... Probably the closest we ever came to having a "Big Brother" type president was Nixon ... One can have opinions, but ignoring basic facts is unacceptable!
@Kendall - As long as you keep quibbling, you make yourself redundant ... Sorry pal, but I have other things to do than sit at a keyboard whining about fine ideological points. Where there might be a few areas where we agree (out-of-hand NSA spying and the need to protect our basic rights) it gets buried in your nitpicking, obfuscation, and (apparent) psychological need to be perceived as the "winner" in every argument ... I will give you this - compared to some of the nasty wing-nuts who hang out here and rant eternally about how much they hate the current president, you are at least well-read and (mostly) civil ...
Google . . . Welcome to George Orwell's Animal Farm With lessons for today
"Deficit-spending has been reduced by half since President Obama was inaugurated"
I don't even know why you brought this up since we were not talking about it. However...let's not fool ourselves. The deficit dropping is not all thanks to Obama. Businesses and individuals are paying more taxes. Low rates at the Federal Reserve also has helped. Also automatic spending cuts happened..not due to Obama's great leadership but the utter foolishness of Congress not getting anything done.
The truth is, the deficit will go up. Obama cannot stop it and this isn't a slight on him. It's just facts. The baby boomers will continue to retire at a higher rate and there is nothing he can do to stop that from happening.
My blank post says the same thing as oneill's. That would be NOTHING.
Did the N and S change their number of letters allowed to he published just for Oneill? He is the only blowhard I know who would want to fill up space with more socialist propaganda.
He calls people nasty names then twists it around and blames them for his own dastardly deeds. And he even blames Bush for obama's website disaster. Now that's funny.
"Obama is just another pig that is running our farm into the ground."
Yep..no different from Congress or any other career politicians. I still stand by that.
let's hit you with a fact: "In 13 States Plus D.C., Obamacare Will Increase Health Premiums By 24%, On Average"
Who says this? A far right tea party group? Nope, Forbes. Though who cares what happens to those states when Ohio should see a 30% decrease on average.
"The ACA was passed by both houses of Congress and declared to be "constitutional" by the SCOTUS."
One of the first true blue facts you have offered up yet. Yes, it is law and I have always believed that it should be implemented from the get go. Let the errors and problems rise up...then fix them.
Obama however opened himself up to scrutiny when he gave businesses extra time but refused to do so for the everyday person. When the Republicans asked for more time, was that such a hard thing for the Pres to approve of? To be honest, I think he was just being stubborn. Nothing would have been really lost if he would have extended the deadline to get signed up.
"Your silly attempt to "turn" the "Animal Farm" metaphor against Obama doesn't work ... Once again, the President has not acted like Orwell's "pigs" in attempting to undermine the law"
You keep saying undermine when the pigs didn't do that in Animals Farm. They manipulated the law to suit their needs. Obama and his ppl did that by giving extra time to businesses but not the everyday people.
Obama has his own squealers that blame the opposition for everything. Obama has his very own "Snowball" in Bush to act as a scapegoat. Heck, one could also say that Obama has his own pack of snapping and yapping dogs in the media that will tear apart the opposition (like the Tea Party) with more lies than facts.
Sorry Fred but Obama and his administration has enough of the traits to be compared to the villains of Animal Farm.
"Note also that the problem with the website has been created by a Canadian IT firm that was originally hired by the Bush administration"
Fred, are you grabbing hold of the scapegoat Snowball again? One cannot blame Bush for the glitches in the system.
Obama's people chose to use this IT group. Therefor, the blame rests on them and not a Administration that hasn't been in power for over five years.
"The very FACT that the President was re-elected by a sizable margin suggests that public opposition to what you call "Obamacare" is overblown."
I think it is you who are confused over what got Obama elected. You claimed that America's approval of Obamacare is what got Obama elected. You were dead wrong.
From the start I said that the reasons for Obama getting elected had little to do with Obamacare. There were so many other issues that meant so much more.
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