Thursday, December 29, 2005

Oops, forgot Ms. Robinson's response

Letter published 12/19/05 in Times-News, Twin Falls

Dems still too entrenched in anger politics.

The Democrats that spew so much hate always try to destroy the messenger because not one of them could destroy my message. It makes them feel big and tough to try to kill anyone they disagree with.

I don’t remember mentioning any of the three lovely ladies that loved my letter. I never try to destroy personally but then, like I heard kids say on the playground, “I wish your mother had you aborted,” that’s how children and Democrats talk now – and they are dead serious.

May I remind the sweet person from Hailey that it certainly is not the GOP, it’s the Democrats that are trying to promote abortion, no prayers in school, no God in the Pledge and no Christ in Christmas.

The sweetheart from Twin Falls who was so quick to put me down, she did not take time to read my letter, so she lied.

I moved back to Idaho in 1988. I was born in Idaho in 1934, moved to Magic Valley in 1960, to Colorado in 1982, back to Idaho in 1988.

Now she wants me to shut up because she says she is a Democrat and a Christian? I don’t go around telling everyone I’m a Republican and a Christian. She wants me to believe that all the Democrats I listen to in Congress are atheists! Really? I had a professor tell me one time only the very shallow people attack you personally! They have no facts and could not dispute any of mine.

A good Democrat told me he hates Bush because Bush thinks he is an (expletive) Christian. Facts, just the facts, ladies.

Fact: Democrats now are acting like little children by saying they voted for the way but the devil made me do it, i.e., Bush. They can’t even think for themselves anymore because they simply have no brains or guts!

Right, play the blame game; never take responsibility for their own actions. The Democrats would turn America over to the United Nations in a heart beat. There goes your freedom, folks!

E Robinson

Try a basis of fact to refute Democrats

Regarding Democratic votes for the war, may I direct Mrs. Robinson to wherein the first paragraph reads:

"Washington, DC -- The nonpartisan Congressional Research Service (CRS) has produced a report that clearly rejects White House assertions that Congress had access to the same intelligence as the President in the march to war with Iraq, U.S. Senator Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.) announced today."

Read the report, Mrs. Robinson.

Stating that responses to your letter "have no facts and could not dispute any of mine," makes me consider that you must have a peculiar definition of the word "fact." I quote:

"Fact: People who oppose the coal-fired plant are hypocrites because not a one of them have quit using power or driving because they believe we can keep bringing in 11,000 illegals year after year and never run out of power."

Huh? or this:

"Fact: 2,000 soldiers have died in Iraq in three years, yet the Democrats don’t care that more than 16,000 citizens are killed in America and most in Democratic blue states."


These are not facts. They are accusatory opinions with no basis in fact. What possible relationship exists between 16,000 citizens killed in America and the deaths of soldiers in Iraq? And how do you read the minds and track the behavior of all Democrats and opponents of the coal-fired plant? Have you been paid to write letters for BushCo?

History will not treat GWB or his die-hard supporters kindly; unless of course they follow their usual practice and produce an "abridged" version.

What kind of people hop into a Christmas versus Happy Holidays debate when the very sky is falling in? The same people who want to vilify fellow Americans because that's how BushCo works, with hatred, fear, lies and manipulation.

Despite never-ending evidence of administration corruption, you choose to blame all of society’s ills on Democrats?

These issues have been around for years and years, yet it takes BushCo, et. al., to make them tools of diversion to mask their destruction of America.

Stan Metcalf

Sunday, December 04, 2005


Liberalism could be a form of insanity

Several thoughtful people have said that liberalism is a disease. They may be correct. It seems to have spread from our elite universities and has infested every segment of society. Insanity, while not being a medical definition, is the inability to think rationally. Let's look at the liberal definition of morality.

You have to believe that those who don't or won't work have a right to be cared for by those who do. You have to believe that equal opportunity is not enough, that equal outcomes are required. (Except for rich liberals who stash their wealth in trusts so that they do not have to share.) You have to believe that the individual was created to serve the state, not the state to serve the individual. You have to believe that businesses create oppression, but governments create prosperity. You have to believe that the only reason socialism has not worked is because the right people have not been in charge.

You must believe that gender roles are artificial but homosexuality is natural. You have to believe that a school system that cannot teach our children to read is qualified to teach our children all about sex. You have to believe that self-esteem is more important than actually working to earn it. You have to believe that standardized tests are racist but racial quotas and set-asides are not. You have to believe that homosexual parades, with all their depravity, should be protected, but manger scenes at Christmas should be illegal. You have to believe that the rights of a vocal minority are more important than the rights of the majority when it comes to the Pledge of Allegiance or saluting the flag.

You must believe it is acceptable to kill unborn babies, but not to put depraved murderers to death. You have to believe that the AIDS virus is spread by a lack of federal funding, that global temperatures do not go in cycles but are caused by SUVs. You must believe that guns in the hands of American citizens are more dangerous than our nuclear weapons technology in the hands of the Chinese communists.

If there are good people among the Democrats who do not believe in these ideas, they may be in the wrong party. These extremists lead your parade.

Liberal morality is not rational; therefore, it could well be a form of insanity.


MC could have avoided “thinking,” had he capsulized his offensive paragraphs into one sentence such as: Liberal morality is an oxymoron.

According to the dictionary, liberal means “suitable for a free man,” and “willing to respect and accept behavior or opinions different from one’s own.” What revolutionary thoughts!

We are born in varying circumstances; not all have the same opportunity. If we completely destroy all social programs, it will be easier to elect rich, ethically bankrupt morons to lead our country to hell. Why should we spend money to assist those with much natural talent but little opportunity. Obviously, wealth is the ONLY standard of worthiness.

Look around and see what happens when big business and government collude in cornering money. It never ceases to amaze me how indignant certain people are about helping the downtrodden yet have no problem with the billions shoveled into coffers already overflowing, many with ill-gotten gains.

I’m curious, Max. What do you propose to do about animals who indulge in homosexual behavior? Unnatural beasts! I’ll bet if Jesus had noticed that when he visited, he would have killed them all. But you probably own a gun, Max. YOU can kill them for Him.

Liberals do not consider the abortion option with glee and announcements. So what if a child is born into an impossible situation? He/she can join the service and be killed in order to honor the service of those already killed, thus illustrating the real difference between pro-birth and pro-life. And forget about legalizing over-the-counter morning after pills. They are just mini-abortions whether the person is pregnant or not.

One would hope that human beings could figure out that organized religion does not necessarily meet everyone’s needs. Many of my favorite people are strongly attached to various religions, but there are those who prefer to decide for themselves what they believe instead of adopting the dogma of others. Dogmas which, by the way, have been responsible for untold atrocities throughout history.

Sorry, Max, as disappointed as I am in most of the Democratic leadership today, your irrational description describes neither the leaders of the party nor the majority of Democrats. I can only deduce that you “think” we blindly follow, much as those who still support GOP principles of graft, malfeasance, murder, corruption, treason, lies, assassination, money laundering...


Try Living, Eating and Heating in Idaho

Job gap study just a start to big problems

Sandy Miller's Nov. 26 article, "Idahoans struggle to overcome gap," depicted what residents face in terms of a living wage. It's a shame so many of them aren't interested in why this happened. Unfortunately, the reasons wouldn't fit in a 400-word letter.

Most of us know any minimum wage increase has been struck down now for years, but did you know that Congress gave itself a $3,000-plus cost-of-living raise before breaking for Thanksgiving -- right after it defeated another bill for a minimum wage increase.

As for health insurance costs, I have to wonder if the insurance companies calculate premium increases the same way that malpractice insurance is calculated. A study in July 2005 revealed that the huge increases in malpractice fees are not because of hits taken by the insurance companies but for their projection of possible hits. And why, in the face of spiraling health care costs, would this administration implement a Medicare prescription benefit that denied the ability to negotiate lower medication prices?

Why is there such a problem with purchasing drugs from Canada? These are the same drugs we purchase here, manufactured by the same companies. In fact, there are over-the-counter drugs sold in America that are manufactured in Canada.

Do you know that in 1990, chief executive officer pay averaged 85 times that of the average worker? It is now more than 300 times the pay of the average worker. Wages for most workers lag inflation, i.e., have fallen, but productivity has grown rapidly over the past five years. Here's an item of interest:

Stephen L. Baum, chairman and CEO of Sempra Energy, earned in 2004: salary, $1,090,563; bonus, $2,183,400; stock options, $1,130,584; other, $540,560; grand total, $4,945,107.

With an administration that gives massive tax breaks to the same businesses who make life impossible for the average American to survive in comfort while also destroying the environment, it shouldn't take freezing in your home before the light turns on -- the kind that doesn't require electricity, anyway.

Get a clue! If what you are spouting is a "talking point" from BushCo, chances are it's false and/or misleading. Manipulation is the name of the game; leave out the negatives, enhance or create some positives. Easy to do when you appoint heads of agencies who are plucked from the very industries they're supposed to monitor. It's doubtful our nation will ever recover from their actions.