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10/30/2012 6:00:00 AM
Reader Letter: Predictable playbook

Once again we hear from Lori Gabriel-Dane. Ms. G-D needs to get a new playbook. She's still spouting the same vituperative rhetoric that was worn out in the 1940s. She has nothing new to say, so she rehashes garbage that is so old it has stopped stinking. Her denial of playing the race card is as spurious as Obama's denial of knowledge of the Libyan attacks on our ambassador on 9-11-2012.

There always has been the same sophomoric predictability - if you can't find a real issue to attack, just create one. Ms. G-D has tried, rather laughably, to tie America's centrist, everyman Tea Party to what she supposes was the lot of people of color while under the rule of King George of England. She neglects to mention that white Europeans, Native Americans, Asians from many nations and indentured servants of all colors and nationalities had the same complete lack of freedoms and suffered the same indignities.

Ms. G-D tries to paint today's gatherings of vocal, moderate, tax-paying citizens as being no different from nor any better than those folks of yore, who imposed their will on powerless people from all parts of the world more than 200 years ago. This tired old mechanism of misdirection and obfuscation was old and moldy when Nikita Kruschev told America, at the U.N. general Assembly, "We will take you over from within!"

Ms. G-D's smarmy attempt to demonize good, modern Americans with issues from the distant past and which took place under the harsh hand of a despotic foreign sovereign accomplishes nothing more than the creation of a slightly odorous bubble in civilized discourse.

Ms. G-D, I pity you and your philosophy.

Jack Hommel

Golden Valley


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Reader Comments

Posted: Monday, November 5, 2012
Article comment by: Nice Chuckle

@FLS

"Hold on.....So like your special good buddy, you assume my comment is saying you are gay. I always get a kick out of lib/leftists who pretend they believe being gay is perfectly normal, but get thier panties in a bunch if they think, incorrectly, that someone is saying they are gay. Gee, sounds to me like both you and AN don't like gays."

Funny though, I didn't say anything bad about gays. You did. Again, keep those true colors shining through....as Cyndi Lauper would say.


Posted: Monday, November 5, 2012
Article comment by: Frank Lee Speaking

@

"As to your last remark.....yakkity, yak"

Hold on.....So like your special good buddy, you assume my comment is saying you are gay. I always get a kick out of lib/leftists who pretend they believe being gay is perfectly normal, but get thier panties in a bunch if they think, incorrectly, that someone is saying they are gay. Gee, sounds to me like both you and AN don't like gays.

LOL


Posted: Monday, November 5, 2012
Article comment by: Frank Lee Speaking

@Ansons Nephew

Gee, I just meant you might be very good friends. Prove otherwise. What are you reading into it?

You want the paper to start contolling speech you disapprove of? Good luck with that.

LOL


Posted: Monday, November 5, 2012
Article comment by: Highly Amused

Pardon me...I may not know much about politics, but if I recall from my Economic class from high school during the Clinton administration....didn't we have a positive budget under the Democratic regime? And then Bush happened...and we went down the hole....and then Obama happened..and we're still in the hole....neither party can fix this budget until they all pull their heads out of their anuses and stop fighting over piddly BS. Get a grip politicos!

Posted: Sunday, November 4, 2012
Article comment by: Anson's Nephew

“Or maybe you two just share a very special relationship.”

As I rule I don’t respond to such trash, but this is an offensive comment. Thank you for due diligence web-admin. It's odd how some are allowed to get away with this kind of garbage.


Posted: Sunday, November 4, 2012
Article comment by: Nice Chuckle

@FLS

"Perhaps i have had better things to do than to have read each and every comment AN has ever written. And your rushing to his defense on more than one occasion only makes me wonder if the two of you are one and the same person. Or maybe you two just share a very special
relationship. LOL"

It is increasingly obvious you do not read posts, yes. Of course, as to being one and the same, that could be said of you and Linda Athens too, and I think there is a good case there.

As to your last remark, way to let your prejudice shine through, yet again. LoLoL


Posted: Saturday, November 3, 2012
Article comment by: Frank Lee Speaking

@Nice Chuckle

"has never shied away from using his real name"

Perhaps i have had better things to do than to have read each and every comment AN has ever written. And your rushing to his defense on more than one occasion only makes me wonder if the two of you are one and the same person. Or maybe you two just share a very special
relationship. LOL


Posted: Friday, November 2, 2012
Article comment by: Nice Chuckle

@FLS

"Of course, since you do not use a real name here you could provide a link to anything and claim that you wrote it."

You must be new, or were out cashing your government check, AN, despite his MANY faults, has never shied away from his real name.


Posted: Friday, November 2, 2012
Article comment by: Frank Lee Speaking

@ansons nephew

"A couple of years ago I wrote an article about farm workers......"

So give us a link to let the rest of us read it. Of course, since you do not use a real name here you could provide a link to anything and claim that you wrote it.


LOL


Posted: Friday, November 2, 2012
Article comment by: Nice Chuckle

@Linda

"There ARE no jobs that Americans will not take but it sounds good and you libs have gotten a lot of mileage out of it for many years.

That dog won't hunt anymore!"

Sorry Linda, you are wrong, and I personally have seen it in action.


Posted: Friday, November 2, 2012
Article comment by: Anson's Nephew

“There ARE no jobs that Americans will not take but it sounds good and you libs have gotten a lot of mileage out of it for many years.”

A couple of years ago I wrote an article about farm workers in the Yuma and Imperial Valley area. Companies across the board said they could not get white Americans to do the jobs. Many show up, work a half a day in the fields and walk off the job. Dole – one of the largest employers in the Yuma area – reported that Anglos come in and apply. They are told upfront that it is backbreaking work in the heat and many leave at that point. Those who stay never make it beyond four or five days.

I suggest you read, “Working in the Shadows” A Year of Doing the Jobs (Most) Americans Won’t Do” by Gabriel Thompson. I realize it was not written by a Right Wing Loon, but it is an eye-opener.


Posted: Friday, November 2, 2012
Article comment by: Something for the Christian Label

At the risk of sounding like another Bible thumping sort who is reason enough to cause many to turn their back on all organized religions, lets not forget "by their fruits ye shall know them." Are we not told to pray for our leaders? Not pray that they will fail, not pray that they will see things as we see them and convert to our way of thinking, but to pray for them and put it in God's hands. Please don't say being "teaparty" implys religious devotion.

Posted: Friday, November 2, 2012
Article comment by: Linda Athens

Expected Results:

There ARE no jobs that Americans will not take but it sounds good and you libs have gotten a lot of mileage out of it for many years.

That dog won't hunt anymore!


Posted: Thursday, November 1, 2012
Article comment by: Frank Lee Speaking

@Ansons Nephew

"Christ would be appalled at their name calling, their conduct, and actions."

And of course, you do not provide a single example of any of these. I would especially like to know what conduct and what actions. Besides, coming from a hypocrit who has, on this very website mocked anothers religion, Mormanism on more than one occasion it comes off as incredible chutzpah.

I am not a Christian, and unlike lib/leftists I don't pretend to be when it is convenient for me.

LOL


Posted: Thursday, November 1, 2012
Article comment by: Expected Results

@ Linda

"Since o came into office, 67% of employment growth has gone to immigrants (illegal and legal)"

Did you expect something different? Mosy jobs that immigrants take are jobs that no American wants because either it doesn't pay enough, or it's degrading.

Sorry, not a good aurgument.


Posted: Thursday, November 1, 2012
Article comment by: Nice Chuckle

@Linda

"The explanation of course is cheap labor in a bad economy. The end result, any new growth under obama went to newly arrived immigrants, not Americans and not even existing immigrants. "

This one is real simple Linda, you made the claim, now prove it.


Posted: Thursday, November 1, 2012
Article comment by: Linda Athens

It appears some jobs did come into being under obama. Certainly not the lying 5 million figure but some. Sadly, these jobs had a predilection for going to other than Americans in many cases.

Since o came into office, 67% of employment growth has gone to immigrants (illegal and legal)

There were 1.94 million illegal and legal immigrants working by 2012 than at the start of 2009. And most of this was new immigration, not even those that have been here awhile.

The explanation of course is cheap labor in a bad economy. The end result, any new growth under obama went to newly arrived immigrants, not Americans and not even existing immigrants.

I predict Romney in a landslide.


Posted: Wednesday, October 31, 2012
Article comment by: amaryllis smith

Yes, Thank You Mr.Hommel!
In 2008 BO made the statement "if you don't have a record to run on,you make re-election on small things". That is what BO has been doing!! Too bad people like Lori buy into it.
Fast&Furious has never been resolved due to BO dancing around every which way he can!! Now right before election he is dancing around still. I thank God we have those in D.C. and YES FOX NEWS who have&are still persuing answers!
For us to have come far enough to have the first black pres., it is so sad he turned out to be who he is. Ref. Benghazi-I was reminded this evening of BO's speech "We Are Not And Will Never Be At War With Islam". That is one of his most truthful beliefs. Thus (4) four Good American lives lost!! He is a wannabe Putin in the making.


Posted: Wednesday, October 31, 2012
Article comment by: Anson's Nephew

“Many Tea Party members are devout Christians.”

Actually with the garbage that spews forth from the Tea…uhh you know, they are most assuredly not Christian. Christ would be appalled at their name calling, conduct and actions.

“They have been slandered from day one.”

Deservedly so.


Posted: Wednesday, October 31, 2012
Article comment by: Nice Chuckle

@Linda

"While always playing the tired old race card, I have also noticed these type posters also attack anyone who loves God such as Sarah Palin, Bush, Reagan but those with no morals such as Sandra Fluke, they hold up as models of virtue.

Many Tea Party members are devout Christians. They have been slandered from day one."

Man, that was funny. One of Reagan's many famous quotes has him saying Religion has NO place in Politics. Hmmmm....

Keep in mind too, the members of the KKK also lay claim to being Good Christians. LoLoL


Posted: Wednesday, October 31, 2012
Article comment by: Linda Athens

Mr. Hommel:

Thank you for writing such an insightful letter.

While always playing the tired old race card, I have also noticed these type posters also attack anyone who loves God such as Sarah Palin, Bush, Reagan but those with no morals such as Sandra Fluke, they hold up as models of virtue.

Many Tea Party members are devout Christians. They have been slandered from day one.

But consider their great love for Bill Clinton, dare I lower myself to their level and say a man with the morals of a dog in heat. Keynote speaker at the Dem convention.


Posted: Wednesday, October 31, 2012
Article comment by: Lori Gabriel-Dane

To Jack Hommel:

It is the GOP and Romney who need to get a new "playbook." They are the ones rehashing the failed Bush policies. They are the ones lying through their teeth about everything. They are the ones who delved this country into a major recession, and will do so again if Romney is elected. Only this time, it will be a depression, not just a recession.

Obviously, you're thinking aligns with that of Romney's disgraceful comment about us 47%. Did you really find it necessary to include "tax-paying" citizens to your commentary? And yes, the GOP and Romney ARE trying to impose their religious beliefs and wills on today's citizens, just as it was hundreds of years ago.

Am I filled with hate? You betcha! Not for my fellow citizens, but for the party who has done NOTHING to help get this country out of the recession they put us in. If it wasn't for them, Obama and his administration would not have had to resort to EO's that have brought us closer to a full recovery from this recession. When the GOP even votes down bills for our Veterans, who fought for you and I and every U.S. citizen, then they are not a party that deserves to be in control of anything.

It is not me or my philosophy that you should pity - save your pity for the 97% of US citizens who will get screwed by Romney and the GOP if he wins this election. Mark my words - only the wealthy will benefit from a Romney presidency. The rest of us are nothing but low-life trash to Romney. He knows it, I know it, and you will know it too, if he is elected.


Posted: Wednesday, October 31, 2012
Article comment by: We Love Lori, We Love You Sooo

Hang in there, Lori. In years (perhaps decades for this area) you'll be seen as being one of the good voices of the area.

P.S.: It is Halloween so I can see all the heads of those critics of yours spinning like in the Exocist. Happy Halloween.


Posted: Tuesday, October 30, 2012
Article comment by: Moxie -

Nice to see you put your thesaurus to good use writing this letter! D for content, A+ for effort!

Posted: Tuesday, October 30, 2012
Article comment by: origional kingman resident

@Ano-Ano

The rating was lowered due to the huge debt and the lack of spending cuts.

Standard and Poore stated that the US needed to have a plan to lower the deficit. This is also what the Tea Party members who were elected to Congress were attempting to do. Because their membership in Congress was not high enough to pass legislation cutting spending, the best they could do was stop new spending bills from being passed by the Democrats.
It is the Democrats fault that the credit rating was lowered.



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