To The Daily Sun,
Clown car drivers, start your engines. The 2016 presidential race is now unfortunately here. Welcome to another edition of Tea Party Potty Tricks where we continually strive to keep quality stupid in the news.
Ted Cruz is getting Obamacare because it's more affordable than COBRA; Rubio says he isn't a scientist but he knows climate change isn't happening; and Huckabee will be soon spreading magic dust to cure our "secular theocracy." Jeb Bush wants to eliminate the minimum wage, likes the first Indiana law, and again, Tony Boutin is wrong. Chuck Schumer, who co-introduced the federal RFRA in 1993 says that claiming the two laws mirror each other is "completely false" and "disingenuous". Sorry, Tony.
It appears that Scott Walker isn't a scientist either. During an interview, Walker was asked if he was comfortable with the idea of evolution and did he accept it?" Walker's tail shot between his legs and he said, "I'm going to punt on that one." Isn't this going to be fun, circus goers?
Indiana has clearly taken over as America's least luminous state. Every Hoosier was relentlessly hosed last week because in Indiana and other Fundy No-Go-Zones, personal liberty is synonymous with the freedom to discriminate and parade the pig-headedness of George Orwell's "Animal Farm". But all is not lost because America's own Senator Seditious, Tom Cotton, has graced us with his adolescent wisdom. "Tehran Tom" now claims gays have it good in Indiana and you should "be thankful you're not living in Iran, where they hang gay people." Last week, Cotton pushed for forceful dealings with Iran because they have already taken the city of Tehran. Yes, the Persians took Tehran.
Christian Sharia advocates in Arkansas and Georgia saw the waves of disdain and ridicule flooding Indiana and quickly did what was prudent. Arkansas changed its RFRA and Georgia completely dropped its version because, shucks, what's the point of passing it if we can't discriminate? In the angry and gloomy netherworld of right wing radio, Liberty Council's Pastors Staver and Barber equated the humiliating blowback against the Indiana law with how the Nazis demonized Jews in Germany. Over on Rick Wiles' End-Times radio show, Jennifer LeClaire from Charisma Magazine reported "a recent prophetic experience she had in which God warned her, "A tsunami of perversion and all manner of wicked sin is headed towards this nation." God said so.
Fox Noise's fake-outrage machine perpetually pimps persecution of Christians. Fox's view on Madison, Wisconsin's law adding atheists to the city's non-discrimination code is that its anti-Christian. Huh? In Fundy-land, freedom is being able to legally discriminate. Glen Beck chimed in that gay rights activists have become modern-day Nazis who are leading an Inquisition that will turn into a Christian holocaust. One of Huckabee's political preacher buddies was on the Lars Larson radio show the other day. His take on the changes in Indiana's law was, "This is all about unilateral coercion, it's political correctness with the regimentation and force that Nazi Germany would be proud of."
Well, no, actually. The Nazis arrested, imprisoned and executed homosexuals, despised multiculturalism, banned abortion, hated immigration, and went after contraception and family planning. Sound familiar?
Last Updated on Thursday, 09 April 2015 08:47
To The Daily Sun,
Well, it's tax time again. I hope that I fair better this year than last.
I was audited on my tax return for 2013. It puzzled me.
I guess it was because of my response to the question: "List all dependents?"
So, I listed myself plus:
— 12 million illegal immigrants.
— 3 million crackheads.
— 42 million unemployed people on food stamps.
— 2 million people in over 243 prisons.
— Half of Mexico.
— 535 persons in the U.S. House and Senate. Plus 1 useless president.
Evidently, this was not an acceptable answer.
I keep asking myself, "Who the hell did I miss?"
Last Updated on Thursday, 09 April 2015 08:36
To The Daily Sun,
This country, that I am proud to call my own, has over the span of my 70 years, become a land of greedy sheep. There are some of us who support the food pantries, and a lot of people out there who abuse the pantries. If you live in a town, like Laconia, and you are in the need of assistance from the pantry, you need to show proof that you are from that town and not receiving food stamps.
If you are getting assistance from the local pantry, you should not be going to another town begging from their pantry. If you are on the welfare system, you are already getting more than people who are working and supporting the system through the taxes. How nice it must be to get a raise when you add a child to your house and J.Q. Public must live on no raises every time they have a child. When I take people to the pantry, I see people who definitely have too much money as they stand around smoking cigarettes from a $9.50 pack. Hey governor, get someone in charge to oversee the welfare system as this one is failing in a big way.
I am not a Republican or a Democrat. When I vote, I try and decide who will be the lesser of two evils and not put us in debt any further than we already are. I do not advertise for one candidate or the other. I do not vote for "friends" in hopes of receiving any favors, we already know what that brings, for example our roads, enough said on that subject.
While I am on the bandwagon, the municipalities are complaining about the infrastructure of the roads and not having money to fix them. I ask you, why do the roads (the same ones) have to be street swept so often, unless someone is thinking of eating from the gutter? Save that money and put it where it is more needed.
I must have been sleeping when people decided that they needed the government to run their homes, and all that got us was a young citizenry full of bipolar kids when a good swift kick in the butt would have settled that issue. If you are older then 40 and received corporal punishment from your parents, it made you a person who knew right from wrong, and strengthened your character to be able to stand on your own two feet. Do not get me wrong on this. Not all kids are bad apples, and you all know, it only takes one bad apple to spoil it for the rest of the barrel.
In closing, I implore you to become shepherds and get out of your sheep's clothing.
Last Updated on Thursday, 09 April 2015 08:21
To The Daily Sun,
Have the children who crossed into the U..S over the southern border brought with them infectious diseases, putting our children at risk as some letter writers have alleged? According to the CDC, which monitored those children, the answer is "no".
Interestingly, it seems that children from south of the border are at least as likely as U.S. children to have been vaccinated. For example, the World Health Organization has indicated that Mexico has a similar childhood vaccination rate to ours. And, according to UNICEF, children from Guatemala are more likely to be vaccinated than Texans. Guatemala has universal health care that covers vaccines. In Texas, according to the Texas Medical Association, around 16 percent of children (estimates vary from 852,000 to 1.2 million) were uninsured in 2012.
There is plenty wrong with a wave of unaccompanied children migrating northward. It is a sad story. We handled it by examining the causes, developing a measured response, and stopping the flow. There is no need to repeat fake scare stories.
Last Updated on Wednesday, 08 April 2015 10:53
To The Daily Sun,
Paula Trombi's letter of April 1 is typical of the letters that Democrats send newspapers whenever Republicans have to repair the damage done to New Hampshire's finances by Democrat poor planning, mismanagement, waste, and payoffs to political supporters.
If you believed all of Trombi's and her fellow travelers' predictions of doom and gloom, then tens of thousands of us should have died of starvation, cold, lack of medical care, accidents from bad roads and bridge failures, etc.
Letters from Trombi, et. al., are simply hysterical political propaganda intended to scare voters into increasing funding for special interests that, in return, fund Democrat politicians.
Some people really need help. We should help them and we do. But, most Americans can take care of themselves if given a decent chance.
But Democrats don't fight for things that give people a chance, they fight to take away peoples' chances to become independent and take care of themselves without help from others.
Democrats fight every attempt to provide school choice, preferring to lock children, especially poor children, in failing and dangerous schools which make it difficult to get the education and skills needed for a good start in life.
Democrats fight for minimum wage increases which make it harder for low skilled, especially young or minority, people to get the work experience needed for getting a better paying job. Democrat politicians flood the labor market with legal and illegal immigrants who depress wages and compete for the jobs Americans need to advance themselves. Democrats claim to care about workers, but they fight every effort to create a business environment that encourages investment and the economic growth that creates good jobs.
Broken families are major factors in many peoples' problems, poverty, crime, substance abuse, teen pregnancies, etc., but Democrat policies split up families and encourage activities which lead to young unwed motherhood.
After decades of Democrats' policies which consistently hurt people, causing more poverty, misery, and more lost freedom, it would be irrational to believe that Democratic intentions are to help people be successful and independent. It seems pretty clear that Democratic policies are intended to make people ignorant and poor because ignorant and poor people are a reliable Democratic voting bloc. While I am sure there are many caring Democrats, Democratic leadership and policies are only interested in increasing Democratic political power despite the harm to millions of people.
Democrats who care more about their fellow Americans than the politicians and special interests should join the TEA Party's fight to return to government that works for the people, to provide more opportunities for prosperity, happiness, and freedom to each American.
Last Updated on Wednesday, 08 April 2015 10:39