Classical rock is feast for eyes, ears

Classical rock is feast for eyes, ears

There are 13 comments on the El Paso Times story from Nov 25, 2008, titled Classical rock is feast for eyes, ears. In it, El Paso Times reports that:

"We are all pursuing magic," narrator Tony Gaynor intoned in a warm rasp of a voice during the first of two sold-out Trans-Siberian Orchestra shows Tuesday at the Don Haskins Center.

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efw

El Paso, TX

#1 Nov 26, 2008
I cannot believe that the El Paso Times supports Law Enforcement Officers (LEO's)altering a crime scene, not reporting a shooting and lying about what happened. The actions of Ramos and Compean were more dangerous to our society then that of any drug dealer. We afford LEO's a Trust that we only give to Christ. What LEO's say is accepted without question as gospel. So when you have LEO's lying, altering crime scenes and filing false reports our whole Justice System is endangered. Ramos and Compean are exactly where they belong. The only problem is they are not there for life.
Erin69

El Paso, TX

#2 Nov 26, 2008
Will this make El Pasoans like Mr. Bush any better? NO
Did El Pasoans ever vote for Mr. Bush? NO
While a majority of the state voted for Mr. Bush when he was running El Paso always voted for the "other guy".
Now El Pasoans want a favor from Mr. Bush? "I don't think so" will probably be his answer...and El Pasoans should not be surprised about that. What goes around comes around.
Chava

Uruapan, Mexico

#3 Nov 26, 2008
Politics aside, the bottom line is that both Ramos and Compean broke the law. They committed a crime using a deadly weapon and then covered it up. They weren't "just doing there jobs." They knew they acted wrongly hence their decision to pick up shell casings and not report the shooting to their supervisor. Law enforcement officers should be held to the same standards as ordinary citizens. How differently could this have turned out if they had only reported the shooting from the beginning?
us citizen

El Paso, TX

#4 Nov 26, 2008
efw wrote:
I cannot believe that the El Paso Times supports Law Enforcement Officers (LEO's)altering a crime scene, not reporting a shooting and lying about what happened. The actions of Ramos and Compean were more dangerous to our society then that of any drug dealer. We afford LEO's a Trust that we only give to Christ. What LEO's say is accepted without question as gospel. So when you have LEO's lying, altering crime scenes and filing false reports our whole Justice System is endangered. Ramos and Compean are exactly where they belong. The only problem is they are not there for life.
How can you say that the agents are more dangerous to society than the drug dealer..what world do you live in.......this guy was bringing in drugs into our city... so they can be given to our kids..........would the agents be doing that....I don't think so....what they did was right the only thing that they did wrong was that they didn't kill him.
Huh

Dallas, TX

#5 Nov 26, 2008
I thought this was about Trans Siberian Orchestra???
LEW

AOL

#6 Nov 26, 2008
These two need a presidential pardon RFN! They were merely doing the jobs they were sworn to perform. What message is sent with a sentence of this severity? My personal life experience has taught me that NOTHING is totally "Black and White". These men were caught up in a legal quagmire.

These officers should be freed now!!

On the other hand, we could simplify the legal process and summarially execute all those convicted of felonious crimes and let God sort out who should be given a reprieve.
Mike B

San Antonio, TX

#7 Nov 26, 2008
LEW, they were not "merely doing the jobs they were sworn to perform!" Their jobs do not consist of shooting a man in the back, subsequently covering it up and lying. They broke the law, were found guilty and deserve what they got. NO on a commutation!!!!! I agree Erin 69, NOW El Paso wants a favor from GW. Hypocrites!!!
Plano1

Florence, AL

#8 Nov 26, 2008
Too bad Bush won't pardon Ramos and Compean.He appears to have chosen sides with the dopers and against our own team. He can pardon drug smugglers and live turkeys and Scooter Libby, but not these victims of Johnny Sutton's prosecutorial zeal. This will present a great opportunity for President Obama to pardon them men, and have them at the White House for a photo op to show he cares about Hispanic law enforcement professionals who try to do their job under terrible conditions. Bush fired the wrong U. S Attorneys. Maybe Obama can fix that too. No wonder the Republicans lost the election.
Mexicotrucker

Nuevo Laredo, Mexico

#9 Nov 26, 2008
Glad to see the majority realizes why these two morons are where they are!

Were it not for Joe Loya's money and connections, these would be just two more righteously convicted felons quietly doing their time!
Mike_S

New Milford, NJ

#10 Nov 28, 2008
Bush will bailout his friends on Wall St first, then his political friends next, then all the dregs of society - to make himself appear compasionate to the average dope. But for the good people of this country who are true patriots, he gives them the middle finger.

Bush has been an abomination. Aside from his stupidity and destruction of the English language, he has us bogged down in Iraq for war profiteering purposes while he sits on his royal throne in Washington and our boys get their limbs blown off - and the survivors face prosecutions by Bush for doing their jobs.

He has overseen the robbing of our Treasury and then does his best to intimidate the citizens of this country with "economic destruction" if we disapprove of his buddy, Hank Paulson's $7 trillion bailout package...pushing it through like a gangster. Of course a week after it passed, then Bush does a complete 180 and changes his tune, saying the economy is doing well.

I could go on and on, but i'm sure everyone here is aware of this despicable man's antics.

Bush epitomises corruption, ineptitude, and socialism for the rich. Period.
Anne

El Paso, TX

#11 Nov 28, 2008
Don't do the crime if you can't do the time.
eric

Pittsburgh, PA

#12 Nov 28, 2008
This is what you tough on crime republicans want- mandatory minimums with no judicial discretion. You got what you want. Why are you crying? They deserve to be treated like everyone else. They were convicted by a jury, and now must suffer the same penalty as anyone else. They broke the law. If you disagree with the law then write your congressman to change the law to make it legal to shoot those crossing the boarder. Currently it is illegal, for even a boarder agent, to shoot a person illegally crossing the boarder. They broke the law and now must suffer the penalty set by congress. T.S.
Barry Roe-email sent

Bismarck, ND

#13 Dec 13, 2008
Hello Senator Dorgan of North Dakota
I am not much of a news buff, but occassionaly I do catch a little news here and there. This story has caught my attention. Do you and I still live in the United States of America or has our government sold it out to some other country for the highest bid. The story of these two border agents is not acceptable. First off let me make my self clear, I have never been a racist. I love people of all cultures but when a drug dealer from mexico, can cross on to our sovereign soil, carry drugs into this country for intentions of selling these illegal drugs for a profit to himself and with the knowledge of being shot in the dealing of illegal drugs. I dont care if this individual would have been shot threw the head, he was here illegally, selling illegal drugs which would probably end up in the hands of our children, and the border agents that were doing there job in securing are borders should have been commended not condemned. It more than likely that this individual was shot in the ass by his own people for losing the amount of drugs he was carring. Below is a list of articles pertaining to this case. look at the number of supporters for the border agent. In fact every senator and congressmen in this country should consider that number the next time the think about getting elected. I would be more than supportive of a rally or gathering of lets say 50,000 of these supporters to meet in the State of Texas, at the Rio Grande and wait for the next Mexican that desides to cross our borders illegally. Some years ago I also applied for border patrol, I was accepted, but as luck would have it, a former employer of mine, who was in need of heart surgey requested that I stay with his company and train his sons in the occupation incase something happened to him during his surgery. Again as luck would have it, the fomer employer died only days later. So I stayed for the next four years teaching his sons. Now I look back and consider the facts if had taken the job with border patrol, patriot to this country, full of honor and pride in this country,. would I also have been left out to hang and dry for serving this country as these border agents did. I also read in these article, that we paid for the medical bills of this illegal drug dealing son of a bitch who was shot in the ass. This pisses me off more than I can say. There are citizens in this country who can not afford to go to a doctor because they do not have the ability to pay the medical bill, and if they go to a doctor they are put down, given less then adequate treatment. But yet our government can pay the bill for an illegal drug dealing son of a bitch and our same government can turn its back on its citizen. I would truly like an answer to my first question. Who is the government selling out next, our soldiers who serve this country so proudly, or will it be our children. You people in Washington better get your head out of your ass, or who's ever ass you people have your head stuck up in. This case is not acceptable. I will forward this letter to every group I find, and every one on my contact list and I hope those people forward it to everyone in their contact list.
Barry L Roe
207 1st NE
Mandan, ND 58554
http://www.firesociety.com/article/10489/Mexi...
http://www.worldnetdaily.com/news/article.asp ?
http://www.worldnetdaily.com/news/article.asp...
http://ramos-compean.blogspot.com/
http://www.thenewamerican.com/usnews/immigrat...
http://www.amw.com/features/feature_story_det...
http://victimsoflaw.net/Federal_border_agents...

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