A reactionary, loud minority

Full story: Berkshire Eagle

After reading Ron Clemens' letter to the editor of April 17 I certainly sensed where The "Tea Party" likely stood in regards to Jesus of Nazareth.
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1Timothy3-15

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Apr 21, 2010
 
That letter by Mr. Clemons was uncalled for and misguided to basically compare President Obama to Jesus Christ. Isn't it ridiculous how liberals fight to keep God out of the world but when they need Him, they use Him for their own gain. When giving a speech at Georgetown University, Obama's team made sure the name of Jesus was covered up but yet he is fighting to keep a National Day of Prayer. Seems very conflicting and misleading. The Tea Party is ready to take over and will be lead by your next President Sarah Palin. Go ahead liberals say it...President Palin? What a great day it will be when liberals must say President Palin!
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Apr 21, 2010
 
[QUOTE who="1Timothy3-15" ...... The Tea Party is ready to take over and will be lead by your next President Sarah Palin. Go ahead liberals say it...President Palin? What a great day it will be when liberals must say President Palin![/QUOTE]

"As democracy is perfected, the office of president represents, more and more closely, the inner soul of the people. On some great and glorious day the plain folks of the land will reach their heart's desire at last and the White House will be adorned by a downright moron." - H.L.Mencken

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#3
Apr 21, 2010
 
This is the other half of the comedy team of Reel & Meier!
Another disgruntled liberal who cannot bear the fact that\
another political viewpoint exists other than their own
narrow minded one of life as he knows it to be. BLAH!BLAH!
Brian in MA - not MN

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Apr 21, 2010
 
Sarah Palin is a quitter and while you can fool some of the people some of the time, only a tiny minority will not see the opportunistic ignoramus that she truly is. And, her husband is a separatist traitor.
Prove me wrong

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Apr 21, 2010
 
Brian, go back to sleep.
DAN VALENTI

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Apr 21, 2010
 
The days liberals must say President Palin will never come. She is unelectable beyond that narrow range of the 18% who have been taken in by her $12 million carny act. Those never-to-be-day, though, are nothing compared to the day when the rabid Right had to say "President Obama."
Sanity

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#7
Apr 21, 2010
 
Hmph.

And here I thought the Left was concerned with minority rights and opinion?

Tha't just about all you heard them say from 2001-2007, anyway.

Don't tolerate dissent, Crush It. It's no longer patriotic.

(If the Democrats should somehow lose elections in 2010 & 2012, dissent will be patriotic again).

Have a good day.
Realist

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Apr 21, 2010
 
While you have outlined the demographics of the Tea Party people accurately, you can also be sure that 100% of Tea Party people pay taxes. (Only 53% of Americans pay Fed. taxes) When local, state, and federal taxes and fees approach 60%, and only half the people are carrying the burden, you could have predicted a Tea Party.
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Apr 21, 2010
 
1Timothy3-15 wrote:
That letter by Mr. Clemons was uncalled for and misguided to basically compare President Obama to Jesus Christ. Isn't it ridiculous how liberals fight to keep God out of the world but when they need Him, they use Him for their own gain. The Tea Party is ready to take over and will be lead by your next President Sarah Palin. Go ahead liberals say it...President Palin? What a great day it will be when liberals must say President Palin!
I'm tellin' ya, if Sarah Palin is elected President in 2012, Democrats will react they way they did when Lincoln was elected in 1860 (Democrats thought Lincoln was a stupid hick, too...)

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Apr 21, 2010
 
Realist wrote:
While you have outlined the demographics of the Tea Party people accurately, you can also be sure that 100% of Tea Party people pay taxes.(Only 53% of Americans pay Fed. taxes) When local, state, and federal taxes and fees approach 60%, and only half the people are carrying the burden, you could have predicted a Tea Party.
"Liberals" love free (read: other people's) money...

[:-/
Jeffrey Reel

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Apr 21, 2010
 
1Timothy3-15 wrote:
That letter by Mr. Clemons was uncalled for and misguided to basically compare President Obama to Jesus Christ. Isn't it ridiculous how liberals fight to keep God out of the world but when they need Him, they use Him for their own gain. When giving a speech at Georgetown University, Obama's team made sure the name of Jesus was covered up but yet he is fighting to keep a National Day of Prayer. Seems very conflicting and misleading. The Tea Party is ready to take over and will be lead by your next President Sarah Palin. Go ahead liberals say it...President Palin? What a great day it will be when liberals must say President Palin!
Palin will never be the Rep. candidate, for two reasons:

1. She has no desire to govern, especially now that she has earned the adoration equivalent to Mother Mary, in addition to millions in earnings. She can talk and incite and grow rich from it. Why burst that bubble with ineffective governing. It would not only tarnish her; she would openly rust.

2. Her appeal has been her smarmy, sarcastic witticisms aimed toward Democrats. Aging white Republicans loved it. How do you think that would work, for example, during Republican primary debates... against fellow Republican candidates? After all, her stupid and shallow fear-mongering is the only weapon in her arsenal. Do you think Republican viewers would find her as charming when she is smearing her fellow Republicans in that way? No, she would actually have to talk policy: in-depth policy. And she would be WAY in over her head.

No, her days as a serious candidate are over. And no one is happier about than she. She's laughing all the way to the bank.
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Apr 21, 2010
 
Sanity wrote:
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I'm tellin' ya, if Sarah Palin is elected President in 2012, Democrats will react they way they did when Lincoln was elected in 1860 (Democrats thought Lincoln was a stupid hick, too...)
*citation needed*
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Apr 21, 2010
 
Realist wrote:
While you have outlined the demographics of the Tea Party people accurately, you can also be sure that 100% of Tea Party people pay taxes.(Only 53% of Americans pay Fed. taxes) When local, state, and federal taxes and fees approach 60%, and only half the people are carrying the burden, you could have predicted a Tea Party.
100% of there "terrible" white people vote as well! Here is little bit of differents encouraging statistics: In 10 years, the black portion of people behind bars has jumped more than 10 percent. Of the 10,505 people incarcerated in West Virginia, 6,727 are white and 3,663 are black.

The rate is even higher among black women, who make up nearly 44 percent of the state's incarcerated females. Overall, 18 percent of the people behind bars in West Virginia are women.

One out of every 16 black people in the Mountain State is behind bars. One out of every 10 black men is incarcerated.

Comparatively, one out of every 255 white people is behind bars.
Meiers and other perverts prepare great future for this country!!!
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Apr 21, 2010
 
Jeffrey Reel wrote:
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Palin will never be the Rep. candidate, for two reasons:
1. She has no desire to govern, especially now that she has earned the adoration equivalent to Mother Mary, in addition to millions in earnings. She can talk and incite and grow rich from it. Why burst that bubble with ineffective governing. It would not only tarnish her; she would openly rust.
2. Her appeal has been her smarmy, sarcastic witticisms aimed toward Democrats. Aging white Republicans loved it. How do you think that would work, for example, during Republican primary debates... against fellow Republican candidates? After all, her stupid and shallow fear-mongering is the only weapon in her arsenal. Do you think Republican viewers would find her as charming when she is smearing her fellow Republicans in that way? No, she would actually have to talk policy: in-depth policy. And she would be WAY in over her head.
No, her days as a serious candidate are over. And no one is happier about than she. She's laughing all the way to the bank.
Racist Reel once again bringing up race.
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Apr 21, 2010
 
Yoga Man wrote:
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Racist Reel once again bringing up race.
Reel is not working parasite - terrible masshole. Have much more free time than brains. His sickening messages stink! You know ahead of time what this worm will write anyway!
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Brian in MA - not MN wrote:
Sarah Palin is a quitter and while you can fool some of the people some of the time, only a tiny minority will not see the opportunistic ignoramus that she truly is. And, her husband is a separatist traitor.
Hey pervert! You forgot to mention her children! BTW, you have none and when you disappear nobody even notice or regret it.
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professor wrote:
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100% of there "terrible" white people vote as well! Here is little bit of differents encouraging statistics: In 10 years, the black portion of people behind bars has jumped more than 10 percent. Of the 10,505 people incarcerated in West Virginia, 6,727 are white and 3,663 are black.
The rate is even higher among black women, who make up nearly 44 percent of the state's incarcerated females. Overall, 18 percent of the people behind bars in West Virginia are women.
One out of every 16 black people in the Mountain State is behind bars. One out of every 10 black men is incarcerated.
Comparatively, one out of every 255 white people is behind bars.
Meiers and other perverts prepare great future for this country!!!
"In 10 years, the black portion of people behind bars has jumped more than 10 percent. Of the 10,505 people incarcerated in West Virginia, 6,727 are white and 3,663 are black."

And it's also been statistically verified that a much higher percentage of blacks are incarcerated than whites for the exact same offenses.

Your "facts" only reveal your myopic view of life.
Jeffrey Reel

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professor wrote:
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Reel is not working parasite - terrible masshole. Have much more free time than brains. His sickening messages stink! You know ahead of time what this worm will write anyway!
Another erudite commentary. You're a funny guy actually.
Tom Waits

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Apr 21, 2010
 
The exercise now underway in Washington to reform our financial services sector revisits what we just went through in health care. Take a problem caused by government going where it doesn’t belong and then propose to solve it by doing even more of the same.

Only politicians could conclude that our lives will be more financially secure if we create things with names like the Financial Stability Oversight Council, the Office of Financial Research, and the Research and Analysis Center.

These new entities, under the reforms being pushed, would comprise a great command center in which a whole army of newly installed bureaucrats will survey the financial horizon and do pre-emptive strikes on institutions they identify as wobbly.

Might we consider that anyone that could reliably predict and identify banks that were going to fail could become filthy rich working on their own buying and selling stocks of these institutions?

So the bureaucrats that would assume these responsibilities will either be so public spirited that they choose to forego wealth in order to protect us, or they will take these jobs pretending to do something they cannot do – that is impossible to do - and get a safe, well paying government job, paid of course by we taxpayers whom they are allegedly protecting, as part of the bargain.

Folks, the Congressional Budget Office now shows that our projected accumulated deficits for the next ten years – almost $13 trillion – totals up to almost our whole annual national output, our GDP. Now this same political class that has us, our children, and our grandchildren swimming in red ink proposes to reform our financial system to make us more safe, stable and secure.

How about the proposed Consumer Financial Protection Agency which will be part of all this reform? Another army of bureaucrats in place to make sure nasty bankers do not abuse us consumers.

But consumers are also citizens and if our politicians are so concerned about protecting us, why are Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac not even part of this reform package?

It is these government created entities that bought and insured the lion’s share of our mortgages over these years and have done so with we consumers, aka citizens, aka taxpayers, guaranteeing them. Now we taxpayers sit on the hook for trillions of dollars in debt as result of their follies.

The same politicians who spend our money, who use us to guarantee their trillion dollar social engineering schemes, claim they are going to protect us?

Give me a break.

Lurking behind all this is the myth recently described by British historian Paul Johnson that "government treasuries can be run in a fundamentally different way from the finances of private families."

The secret weapon of the politician is to seduce citizens into abandoning their common sense. In the famous words of Groucho Marx, "who are you going to believe – me or your own eyes?"

The way to protect citizens and consumers is simple and basic. Have law that protects life and property, understand it to be sacred and inviolable, and enforce it.

For those that read the Bible, it’s the eight commandment. Thou shalt not steal.

Our great country is deeply divided today between two irreconcilable world views.

According to one, we live in a nation with God-given law – rights in the language of our Declaration of Independence - and the role of government is to enforce this law.

In the other view, we elect politicians and give them authority to make it all up as they go along.

We’ve been living a lot of years trying to do both. Now things are just too out of hand.

We’re going to have to decide which it is and who we are. This will determine our future.
Brian in MA - not MN

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Apr 21, 2010
 
Yoga Man wrote:
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Racist Reel once again bringing up race.
Hey Yoga Man, did you miss the racist screed in professor's post, or is your outrage selective? Why no censure to the rabid latvian?

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