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Trying to label me a right wing extremist doesn't make it so

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To the editor,

Hey, Marty's back! Welcome back into the fray Marty. I'm speaking of Marty Valengavich of course readers. Marty says he's been absent due to family issues. Well we all hope it was nothing to serious and it was resolved well. I hope you and your family are all doing well.

Now back once more into the breach. Marty doesn't think I'm a moderate and I can understand that because it's my habit to usually write in response to the most offensive assertions, smears and ...

To the editor,

Hey, Marty's back! Welcome back into the fray Marty. I'm speaking of Marty Valengavich of course readers. Marty says he's been absent due to family issues. Well we all hope it was nothing to serious and it was resolved well. I hope you and your family are all doing well.

Now back once more into the breach. Marty doesn't think I'm a moderate and I can understand that because it's my habit to usually write in response to the most offensive assertions, smears and slanders. For instance, a while back I got into a back and forth when one gentleman who said that the Tea Party were all racists. I took offense to that having been to several. I saw no racist signs or heard no racist comments. Still the writer insisted they existed but when challenged couldn't show any proof or evidence of it. Another, for instance, was when debating another writer who declared Fox News lies. Yet he too was unable to give even a single example of such. Progressives love to throw around these kinds of accusations, heck they use the claim of racism like a club trying to bully people who honestly disagree with them politically into silence.

Marty says James Veverka ticks me off. He's right! O'l Jim starts with one letter accusing conservatives of, you guessed it, racism then in the next goes on an anti-Christian rant blaming all the ills of the world, it seemed, on them. So yes, I was offended by his hypocrisy and just plain nasty attitude. Never once does he mention Jews, Muslims, Hindus or any other religion which all have had their dark moments. So why Christians? Easy, most fundamentalist Christians are conservatives. It's not religion he hates it's conservatives he despises. Jim will write these long, long letters and uses people like Paul Krugman as reference sources. Heck he once even used his own letter as a reference. So yea Marty, people like that annoy me. I even responded to one frequent writer who wrote that we (the U.S.) sold weapons of mass destruction to Saddam Hussein, which was a flat out lie. This person wrote the same thing not once but twice with a couple years separating his letters. And yes I called him on it both times.

But trying to label me as some hard right wing extremist doesn't make it so. Even if it were so you still have not offered readers any evidence to support those accusations you made before family matters curtailed your letters. Were waiting.

Steve Earle

Hill