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Wednesday, May 26, 2010

More government

It really is amusing to watch the "Drill, baby, drill" anti-government tea party advocates. Now they cannot jump over themselves fast enough to blame the government for not having enough regulations to control the BP oil spill and not moving fast enough to control the spill once it happened. But these are the folks who claim always to want less government so the private sector can solve all our problems. Now, they claim, they want more government. Maybe they can't connect the dots. If you want government subsidies, government regulations and government controls on polluters, you have to have government -- and you have to pay for it.

Track and field

Hats off to the new head track and field coach at Central High School this year. You have done a great job helping these students reach their potential. I'm looking forward to state results and looking forward to many more years of a great and successful team. Keep up the good work, Coach.

Role models

I just wanted to thank Brian Rivenburgh and Matt Rubel for the wonderful job they did coaching the Jackson Kindergarten Co-ed All Star Team last fall and this spring. You two should be proud of what you did with those boys and girls. All of the parents where so proud to have our children play for you. Thank you again for being such great coaches and, more important, for being a great role model.

Blame government

The financial mess was caused by liberal lending policies of Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac. You can blame Wall Street all you want, but if these liberal lending policies had not existed, the market for these bad loans would not have existed. During the Bush administration, the Republicans tried to pass Senate Bill S-190 (109th) which would have regulated Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac, but the Democrats killed the bill.

Blame Wall Street

Columnist Michael Jensen is correct in saying that people bought things they could not afford. Someone responded to his column by putting the blame entirely on Wall Street. That is a typical liberal response that disregards personal responsibility and puts all blame on the evil business. Everyone makes choices, and when their choices turn out wrong they seek to absolve themselves of any blame. I am sure the writer will say I am regurgitating Republican talking points, but that would be a typical liberal response also.

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News Flash to the person talking about the Tea Party and the oil spill: We already paid a bunch of money for the Minerals Management Service under the Dept. of the Interior to regulate and monitor drilling in the gulf and they didn't do their job.

They were too busy watching porn and got too cozy with the people they were tasked to regulate like most government regulatory agencies do.

The bottom line is that we don't need more regulation or laws but need a president who makes sure the current regulations are enforced and FIRES all the people including the Sec. of the Interior who have been negligent.If Obama doesn't do his job then he needs to be fired too. Every time the government screws up they say we need more laws and they blame the people they were supposed to regulate.

-- Posted by Thought Criminal on Wed, May 26, 2010, at 8:58 AM


u make an excellent point..

but , let the finger pointing begin !

-- Posted by ..Rick on Wed, May 26, 2010, at 11:30 AM

Tea Bag Party..who's their spokesman and what does he want?Just wondering.I hear a lot of different sabre ratteling but no coherent ideas.Where can I read up on their manifesto?

-- Posted by Chickenlips on Wed, May 26, 2010, at 11:50 AM




-- Posted by ..Rick on Wed, May 26, 2010, at 1:53 PM

Chicken Lips,

I know it is difficult to enlighten the mentally challenged but I will try again.

I am a participant in the Tea Party. We have no spokesman. We have no leader, just local groups trying to rid this country of the liberal progressive wingnuts leading our country into the European collapse by design.

This has been explained to you before and you do not seem to get it. We can not fix stupid but we can vote them out.

This is our "manifesto". Hopefully, you will at some point in time will become educated enough to understand the principles of our Republic, our Constitution, and be able to have a rational thought.

-- Posted by Balmy on Wed, May 26, 2010, at 7:37 PM

Well, that gets 'em told, wouldn't you say?

-- Posted by voyager on Wed, May 26, 2010, at 8:26 PM

Chicken Lips,

On a more diplomatic front, I would suggest you go to this link for a very clear and simple look at the basics of our manifesto.


-- Posted by Balmy on Wed, May 26, 2010, at 8:40 PM

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