There are many people I respect on here, so it seems very odd to me when they go so off base with critiques on their own writings.
Some people confuse greed and ambition. You are absolutely correct, greed is expecting someone else to provide for your worthless behind. Ambition is making sure you and yours never have to ask for anything. But lefties seem to think THEY know when you have enough, of course that never applies to them, just the masses.
It is not greed when people work hard and acquire wealth or whatever they own.
It IS greed to take what someone else owns and worked for. Obama style greed and corruption.
I grew up dirt poor. It didn't hurt me a bit. In fact, it was good for me. I had a soup bean sandwich for lunch at school. These days that would make the nightly news and the bleeding hearts would cry buckets of tears.
Sandra Fluke ,et al, are disgusting to me. I never had a free sandwich,and would have refused it. America is too great to allow obama to be greedy with our money.
"I think you said we Americans are a greedy bunch. I resent that"
You take generalizations too personally. We are a capitalistic society...greed is part of the equation.
"Also you say we don't know the real history of our country."
Many Americans turn a blind eye to what we have done to have our nation. This is a truth.
"It was and is the best place on earth."
It is a great place to live...I do not argue with that.
I think you said we Americans are a greedy bunch. I resent that
Also you say we don't know the real history of our country. Garbage. Speak for yourself. It was not perfect, but it was so much better than anywhere else that poor souls all over the world chose to come here. You sound like you allowed too many nuttty college professors brainwash you.
It does not need to be sugar coated, as you said. It was and is the best place on earth.
"Kendall, you have been down on the goodness of the American people, lately, and our early history. And your sense of reality is sick."
I am a realist. But humor us and tell me how I have been down on the American people. How have I been unfair? And it's not my sense of reality that is sick...merely that reality is sick.
“There is a depressing tendency in modern political life to disparage those who disagree with you as either stupid or evil.”—Ted Cruz, as quoted in today’s Boston Globe.
Poor, brave Obama. He celebrated his awful place in life yesterday with his 150th round of golf. No worries about America or the Philippines.And when he swaggers out to Air Force 1, I hurt for him.
Kendall, you have been down on the goodness of the American people, lately, and our early history. And your sense of reality is sick.
Your left wing socialist bias is shining through
Yeah lefty preach on fool
Only a self-confident and brave individual would subject himself to the abuse that bullies have hurled at President Obama. I use the word “bully” here because bullies don’t need a valid reason to attack. The birther movement is an example of bullying.
Joe Manchin was brave in taking on the NRA.
And Michele Bachmann and Ted Cruz certainly don't lack cheek.
Bachmann seems unafraid to repeat any lie, no matter how egregious and no matter how often factcheckers expose her lies. Or is she not a brave person, but a pathological liar?
Cruz seems unafraid to place any thought into a rigid ideological framework, no matter how untried that ideology may be. Or is he not a brave person, but a reckless nihilist?
Washington was brave as he would have surely been hanged if he failed. What does Obama, manchin risk? Not being reelected and taking an ambassadorship somewhere? Public service is much like the way a bull services the herd.
Complete and total bull excrement. None listed are brave.
@Kendall - Now that's more like it! Good letter overall, but Ted Cruz and Michele Bachmann "brave"? That might be over-stating it a bit, but your point is well taken. While us little folks bicker, the people you mentioned at least take on the job and try to do something about the issues that face the nation ...
As far as the effects of Obamacare had on me personally, I still have my insurance and the only real changes is that deductibles have went up quite high. This might not be so bad if I was an older individual with very expensive procedures just around the corner but being of the 30 something age...barring something unexpected, I'll never get my deductible paid off before year's end and the insurance won't be paying much.
Now to be fair, I read your letter, "Constitution, Obamacare strive to promote general well-being" and agree with most of it.
My only minor critique lies with, "The latest of these (delivered by the likes of Rush Limbaugh and FOX's Sean Hannity) is that all Americans will have to "give up their insurance policies" and adopt the more expensive "Obamacare" plan."
Did Hannity and Rush actually say that? I could imagine Rush saying something like it but I only recall hearing Hannity talking about those that have lost their current healthcare.
Let's face it Fred, you do have a habit of throwing certain things about when you are debating/arguing those you peg as conservative..such as:
1. Not accepting that Obama is President. You did this to me on page 1 of this forum thread. This in spie that I never questioned the legitimacy of Obama being President.
2. Fantasitcal false statements: You did this 14 days ago when you said, "he believes Orwell's works somehow "belong" only to far right tea party extremists."
Not a shred of truth in that at all. But do we see any , "Oops..my bad", from you? Nope.
"I may disagree with what you say, but I will defend (well maybe not "to the death") your right to say it." ~ Voltaire
"Ditto." ~Sam Wheat
"unless you can provide some facts to explain why you called Obama a "pig""
As stated before..I did explain how he is an Orwellian pig. Mostly at the Times. But for some reason you don't seem to be getting that.
"Stop watching FOX.."
I watch Fox, CNN, Stewart and Colbert. I listen to NPR, Smiley & West. I read local news and news from BBC, Fox, CNN, and Haaretz.
"because your party"
I have no political party.
"Did not Ted Cruz say..."
I don't live in Texas, he is not my problem or responsibility.
"When you don't provide facts, but merely label your opponents, you are not contributing to positive discourse on these issues."
You tend to do that quite a bit on here.
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