To The Daily Sun,
First, I must respond to Niel Young's letter published on Oct. 3. I understand that you feel it's your right to say whatever it is that comes to your mind, without any basis in reality, and it is of course. But, please list any policy that is "America killing" that President Obama supports. As I have said here before, opinions are not facts, whether you like it or not. I can understand you wanting Scott Brown to have a well-funded retirement (by big oil companies). What I don't understand is why.
Oil companies are "killing America" far more efficiently than anything the president is doing. And we, that's all taxpayers, are subsidizing them to the tune of billions of real dollars. And they can gouge us any time the market says oil prices should be higher, the rich get richer and the poor get poorer. So when you point out that we are now producing more oil in this country than we are importing, you will actually have a point that President Obama is helping to "kill America." Please list some facts that prove your point of view.
Curiouser and curiouser, obviously I'm talking about George Dengel's letter on Oct. 4. While the whole letter seems to be a punch line, the joke is just plain confusing. The sentence that ends with "... they receive unbiased facts presented by well-educated reporters and commentators," I laughed so hard I nearly fell off my chair. Really, you found this on the Internet did you? And it's from that "den of iniquity (Yale)." Yes, I know Yale allowed the Bush family to purchase a C average for young George W., but you shouldn't hold that against them and damn the whole university for this nonsense. However, I am glad that TPer's are accepting science as a fact of life. Wherever they get their "news."
But seriously, what makes that letter really funny is that not too long ago, a channel called Fox's Bill O'Reilly said and I quote "no one can explain why the tide comes in and goes out" therefore there must be a God. He added that it is a mystery how the sun rises and sets every day. Umm, really O'Reilly, try asking any fifth- or sixth grader-about these mysteries. Maybe he was absent that day. Now, if you want to believe in God and say he makes these things happen through some kind of magic, that's your right and I for one support your right to think that. However, here in the land of religious freedom, don't ask me to believe it.
A lot has been written lately about the wrongly named "Right To Work" laws passed in various states. It's basically the right-winger way of saying "unions bad, corporations good." I have yet to hear from the corporation-loving writer about how he would like a nice fresh glass of West Virginia water, taken from just down the river from a leaky poison chemical holding tank, I wonder why. Back to RTW laws, this tactic is used clearly to undermine unions, you shouldn't be forced to work in a union job they will tell you.
Maybe you should do a little research prior to applying. If the job you want is a union job, then apply some place else. I hear there's always a big turnover at Walmart. Perhaps you would be a better fit there. I say these laws are wrongly named because they should be called "union bashing let us pay you less and if you don't like it you can leave" laws. And if they do manage to do away with unions they will be called "your job goes to the lowest bidder" laws. But if you do get to work at a union facility and don't like unions, you should make darn sure you don't get any of the benefits the union employees get, that'll show 'em, yessiree.
I know that Mr. Earle does not know the difference between an opinion and a fact, but his letter published on Oct. 15 is proof positive. In his letter Mr. Earle cites an "article" printed in Newsweek. It's actually an opinion piece by a former John McCain staffer. Niall Ferguson did indeed write the opinion piece and Newsweek did publish it. They have been "embarrassed" by printing this "article" which is apparently riddled with misrepresentations of the truth and outright lies. Corrections and apologies to follow from Newsweek. I'm sure Mr. Earle will go on believing this nonsense, obviously a channel called Fox will be high-lighting it on all their shows as proof of a failed presidency. Mr. Ferguson is a professor at yet another "den of iniquity," Harvard.
Newsweek seems to be torn between ending its hard copy magazine and not ending it, or bringing it back. But it isn't "closing it's doors" as Mr. Earle seems to believe. I am as non-tech savvy as they come. I am in fact an analog guy in a digital world and with minimal research I was able to find the truth about this article. I understand right-wingers hate facts and fact checkers, but do a little research prior to writing a letter to any newspaper.
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