Wednesday, August 29, 2012

Hatred, Lies and the Media

What on earth is happening to our society and the so-called mainstream media who report on it?  Coverage of the Romney campaign and Republican convention is - surprise! surprise! - horribly biased and sometimes downright dishonest.  It's reported that MSNBC covered the convention in such as way so as to not show the minority speakers.  Also, CNN and MSNBC coincidentally happen to be the only "news" outlets who supposedly witnessed a racist attack on a CNN camerawoman by two Republican delegates.  

The hatred and profanity spewing forth on Twitter from certain individuals is pathetic.  Whatever happened to civil discourse?  I can only conclude that the hatred and vulgar language gushing from the likes of Ellen Barkin and Samuel L. Jackson are due to limited vocabularies and a dearth of intellect that make reasoned discussion impossible.  

Hillary Clinton once said that she didn't see how a Christian could be a Republican.  Clearly, liberals consider themselves morally superior to conservatives, but when you spew lies and hatred, you unquestionably cede the moral high ground.  

Friday, August 10, 2012

Shut Up and Listen!

I listen regularly to Laura Ingraham's radio program.  Lately, however, I'm becoming more and more annoyed with her and I've reached a point where I have to blow off some steam.  

I understand and respect her passion and her increasingly frequent anger, as I share those feelings.  It has become almost a cliche, but it also happens to be true:  this is the most important election of my lifetime.  It will determine whether the United States continues as the "land of the free" or becomes a more repressive country with less individual liberty.  

Laura Ingraham often lets her passion get the better of her. She has developed the maddening habit of interrupting and talking over her guests and callers, even those with whom she agrees.  For example, this morning, a man called and mentioned how the Republicans won in 2010; Laura interrupted him in mid-sentence and the poor man never got another word in.  

I have a message for you, Laura:  your callers just might have something of value to contribute if you'll let them finish a sentence.  They might even bring up a point which you haven't thought of yet.  

Just as you titled your book "Shut Up and Sing", I'd like to say to you "Shut up and listen".  Otherwise, I don't think I can tolerate listening to you anymore.  

Monday, August 6, 2012

Tax Evasions

Should Mitt Romney release several years of his tax returns?  To listen to the Democrats and a few Republicans, you'd think this was a national security issue.

Former press secretary Robert Gibbs says people want to know what's in Romney's returns.  I would not presume to speak for anyone other than myself, but I don't give a rat's patootie about Mr. Romney's tax returns.  With all the information that President Obama has refused to release to the public, it's the height of hypocrisy that he should call for Mr. Romney to be more transparent.  

The people who are insisting that Mr. Romney release his tax returns are the very same people who had no problem with high profile Democrats such as Charlie Rangel, Tom Daschle, Timothy Geithner, as well as several nominees of the administration having tax skeletons in the closet.  No wonder Democrats don't mind high taxes - they don't actually pay them themselves!

As for Harry Reid, he is a lying little worm who is beneath contempt, and I pray that in January, 2013, he will no longer be Senate majority leader.