Keeping the faith, regardless of facts

Keeping the faith, regardless of facts

There are 13 comments on the Lebanon Daily News story from May 26, 2011, titled Keeping the faith, regardless of facts. In it, Lebanon Daily News reports that:

The world did not end this past weekend. The people who thought the end times were coming put their faith above common sense.

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Unrequited Love

Harrisburg, PA

#1 May 26, 2011
Got it, Paul. Again and again and again. SSDD.

Democrats: Intelligent, far-seeing, sensitive, inclusive and good. Out to save the world. Not an ignoble bone in their collective body.

Republicans: Stupid, shallow, evil, greedy and miserly. Want to starve children and euthanize grandma.

Your writing is a bit binary, don't you think? ON/OFF? Black/White?

Aren't you the same guy who called for civility when the Great Poobah, the Grandmaster of the Hoops, the Instigator of Kinetic Action, the Divine Obama was elected? You should take your own advice now that the majority has flipped in the House because of voter response to the policies of the Amazing O.

It's difficult to believe that a responsible educational institution allowed you around young people.
Funky Tut

Williamstown, PA

#2 May 26, 2011
Perhaps a bit misguided and goofy (and I am not a fan of Mr. Heise), but this editorial is spot on.

And it would appear that the very people he is talking about will never get it, as evidenced by the above reply. I see nowhere in that article that states "Democrats: Intelligent, far-seeing, sensitive, inclusive and good. Out to save the world. Not an ignoble bone in their collective body.
Republicans: Stupid, shallow, evil, greedy and miserly. Want to starve children and euthanize grandma"

What I see is a statement about the divisiveness of this nation and the thick-headed need to cling to the archaic ideals that continue to create the problems we have simply because some people refuse to look what's on the other side of the walls they've put up.

You will never get anywhere if you think that your close-minded approach to a problem is the ONLY solution and that taking off your party blinders is some kind of mortal sin.
Unrequited Love

Harrisburg, PA

#3 May 26, 2011
Tut, you might want to gaze over your own partisan walls to get a glimpse of your hypocrisy.

Not a single person on the left called for civility when George W. Bush was president. Not a single one spoke of cooperation (except to denigrate Republicans for not cooperating with liberal opposition) when Democratic majorities in both houses were passing bills without consulting their opposition or seeking bipartisan support for Democratic legislative initiatives -- or even reading or debating their bills, for that matter.

You approved of that, didn't you?

Democrats paid an electoral price for their malfeasance in 2010. Suddenly your crowd has rediscovered civility and cooperation. Gee, what are the odds?

Heise didn't use the words I did, but his body of work, if it can be called work, confirms my characterization of it.

Heise's irrational, illogical, unsupportable, partisan nonsense is the very essence of the divisiveness of which you claim to disapprove.

Grow up. You wanted conservatives to honor the electoral outcomes of 2006 and 2008. It's your turn.

Get used to it, or it's only going to get worse for you when voters kick out Obama in 2012.
you think

Manheim, PA

#4 May 26, 2011
These are the same right wing radical Republicans that lied about President Obama's birth certificate and scared the hell out of Grandma over healthcare reform.
The only way a Republican is every elected is with scare tactics or political lies.
try again

Manheim, PA

#5 May 26, 2011
Unrequited Love wrote:
Tut, you might want to gaze over your own partisan walls to get a glimpse of your hypocrisy.
Not a single person on the left called for civility when George W. Bush was president. Not a single one spoke of cooperation (except to denigrate Republicans for not cooperating with liberal opposition) when Democratic majorities in both houses were passing bills without consulting their opposition or seeking bipartisan support for Democratic legislative initiatives -- or even reading or debating their bills, for that matter.
You approved of that, didn't you?
Democrats paid an electoral price for their malfeasance in 2010. Suddenly your crowd has rediscovered civility and cooperation. Gee, what are the odds?
Heise didn't use the words I did, but his body of work, if it can be called work, confirms my characterization of it.
Heise's irrational, illogical, unsupportable, partisan nonsense is the very essence of the divisiveness of which you claim to disapprove.
Grow up. You wanted conservatives to honor the electoral outcomes of 2006 and 2008. It's your turn.
Get used to it, or it's only going to get worse for you when voters kick out Obama in 2012.
Go luck getting votes when Republicans want to end Grandma and Grandpa's government run medicare. Did you miss the NY 26 election ?

40 years since a Democratic candidate won in that district.
try again

Manheim, PA

#6 May 26, 2011
Unrequited Love wrote:
Got it, Paul. Again and again and again. SSDD.
Democrats: Intelligent, far-seeing, sensitive, inclusive and good. Out to save the world. Not an ignoble bone in their collective body.
Republicans: Stupid, shallow, evil, greedy and miserly. Want to starve children and euthanize grandma.
Your writing is a bit binary, don't you think? ON/OFF? Black/White?
Aren't you the same guy who called for civility when the Great Poobah, the Grandmaster of the Hoops, the Instigator of Kinetic Action, the Divine Obama was elected? You should take your own advice now that the majority has flipped in the House because of voter response to the policies of the Amazing O.
It's difficult to believe that a responsible educational institution allowed you around young people.
For over seven years the Republicans looked for bin laden. Republicans like Paul Ryan in the US House already voted to take medicare away from Grandma nad Grandma.

Republican US Senator Pat Toomey just voted yesterday to take medicare away from Grandma and Grandpa.
Cindy Zimmerman

Pine Grove, PA

#7 May 26, 2011
Unrequited Love wrote:
Tut, you might want to gaze over your own partisan walls to get a glimpse of your hypocrisy.
Not a single person on the left called for civility when George W. Bush was president. Not a single one spoke of cooperation (except to denigrate Republicans for not cooperating with liberal opposition) when Democratic majorities in both houses were passing bills without consulting their opposition or seeking bipartisan support for Democratic legislative initiatives -- or even reading or debating their bills, for that matter.
You approved of that, didn't you?
Democrats paid an electoral price for their malfeasance in 2010. Suddenly your crowd has rediscovered civility and cooperation. Gee, what are the odds?
Heise didn't use the words I did, but his body of work, if it can be called work, confirms my characterization of it.
Heise's irrational, illogical, unsupportable, partisan nonsense is the very essence of the divisiveness of which you claim to disapprove.
Grow up. You wanted conservatives to honor the electoral outcomes of 2006 and 2008. It's your turn.
Get used to it, or it's only going to get worse for you when voters kick out Obama in 2012.
Unrequited Love - With comments like yours its wonder you don't get any love in return.

Do you know that George W. Bush can't even pronouce the word: malfeasance??

Yet for some unknown reason he constantly used it.

But he gave us so many great laughs.

Other than that - pure evil. But his dad was worse yet!

W. was the Prince of Malfeasance. H.W. definately the King.

Some scary bushes..
dem among us

Lebanon, PA

#8 May 27, 2011
Unrequited Love wrote:
Tut, you might want to gaze over your own partisan walls to get a glimpse of your hypocrisy.
Not a single person on the left called for civility when George W. Bush was president. Not a single one spoke of cooperation (except to denigrate Republicans for not cooperating with liberal opposition) when Democratic majorities in both houses were passing bills without consulting their opposition or seeking bipartisan support for Democratic legislative initiatives -- or even reading or debating their bills, for that matter.
You approved of that, didn't you?
Democrats paid an electoral price for their malfeasance in 2010. Suddenly your crowd has rediscovered civility and cooperation. Gee, what are the odds?
Heise didn't use the words I did, but his body of work, if it can be called work, confirms my characterization of it.
Heise's irrational, illogical, unsupportable, partisan nonsense is the very essence of the divisiveness of which you claim to disapprove.
Grow up. You wanted conservatives to honor the electoral outcomes of 2006 and 2008. It's your turn.
Get used to it, or it's only going to get worse for you when voters kick out Obama in 2012.
cooperation and civility with "W" ? the same "W" that lied us into trumped up war so he could finish daddy's business? the "W" that took us to the brink of another great depression ? at least i can give "W" some credit for keeping his mouth shut now while sleazebags Cheney and Rumsfeld are trying to rewrite history to justify their war crimes. don't worry about 2012, there's enough buyer's remorse from 2010. btw, which republican challenger should Obama be most worried about, sister Sarah ? roflmao !
Funky Tut

Williamstown, PA

#9 May 27, 2011
Unrequited Love wrote:
Tut, you might want to gaze over your own partisan walls to get a glimpse of your hypocrisy.
Not a single person on the left called for civility when George W. Bush was president. Not a single one spoke of cooperation (except to denigrate Republicans for not cooperating with liberal opposition) when Democratic majorities in both houses were passing bills without consulting their opposition or seeking bipartisan support for Democratic legislative initiatives -- or even reading or debating their bills, for that matter.
You approved of that, didn't you?
Democrats paid an electoral price for their malfeasance in 2010. Suddenly your crowd has rediscovered civility and cooperation. Gee, what are the odds?
Heise didn't use the words I did, but his body of work, if it can be called work, confirms my characterization of it.
Heise's irrational, illogical, unsupportable, partisan nonsense is the very essence of the divisiveness of which you claim to disapprove.
Grow up. You wanted conservatives to honor the electoral outcomes of 2006 and 2008. It's your turn.
Get used to it, or it's only going to get worse for you when voters kick out Obama in 2012.
Your reply only serves to support my position and the position of the writer of this editorial. I don't see anywhere in my reply where I claim to support one side or the other. Yet you instantly categorize me as being 'partisan' and defending Democrats. Wrong. The two party system is at the very HEART of what is poisoning this nation, just like ALL organized religions. And in typical fashion when someone's beliefs are called into question, you blindly retaliate without thought.
reditall

Raleigh, NC

#10 May 29, 2011
Read the article and the comments. Seems to me UL makes a good case. The rest of you, not so much.

“Pardon my nosiness ”

Since: May 07

London, England

#11 May 29, 2011
try again wrote:
<quoted text>
For over seven years the Republicans looked for bin laden. Republicans like Paul Ryan in the US House already voted to take medicare away from Grandma nad Grandma.
Republican US Senator Pat Toomey just voted yesterday to take medicare away from Grandma and Grandpa.
I guess they have a death wish for their party in the 2012 elections!
Funky Tut

Lancaster, PA

#12 May 30, 2011
reditall wrote:
Read the article and the comments. Seems to me UL makes a good case. The rest of you, not so much.
What case? Accusing people of being something they qre not and responding exactly ina manner that the article writer is trying to shed light on? Looks like you're another one for the dog pile.
reditall

Dallas, PA

#13 Jun 1, 2011
Funky Tut wrote:
<quoted text>
What case? Accusing people of being something they qre not and responding exactly ina manner that the article writer is trying to shed light on? Looks like you're another one for the dog pile.
I stick by my evaluation. Whoever UL is pretty much nailed Heise -- and you. Your response is a classic case of projection.

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