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11/8/2012 6:00:00 AM
Reader Letter: There's no reaching some people

To paraphrase James Lileks in "National Review," week of Nov. 12, regarding the debates and the election - of course class warfare works.

Half the country apparently believes national greatness is defined by the number of people who get signed up for food stamps while having an abortion on a light-rail train. To them, Obama is totally awesome because he has organized a bucket brigade from the Free Money Geyser that makes sure teachers have free phones and birth control. And hair weaves!

Some excitable citizens heard rumors Mitt Romney wanted to ban hair weaves, because of China or something, and he wanted to ban the dollar menu at McDonald's. It fits the mindset of the mindless. Decades of accumulated interaction with the welfare state has taught them that government's power is absolute and arbitrary, so naturally the president (Romney) could order crew cuts with a stroke of the autopen.

If you think that Romney threatens your hair or your hamburger, nothing in the debates will help. No election will change your mind. No recovery that follows from an application of fiscal restraint will penetrate your adamantine brainpan.

These are the people who scoff at Romney's desire to put people back to work. Work? For what? The same stuff we get now for free? What kind of deal is that?

That pretty much sums it up, doesn't it?

D.B. Mitchell

Valle Vista


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Reader Comments

Posted: Wednesday, November 21, 2012
Article comment by: Anson's Nephew

"... but i am not a republican..."

OMG! That is the funniest thing you have posted in ... uhh, a day.


Posted: Wednesday, November 21, 2012
Article comment by: Nice Chuckle

@T J

"Anon anon, yes i am an extremely hardcore conservative, but i am not a republican, in fact loath the past 2 republican presidents and think clinton was a good one. As for me hating anything left. Well you are exactly right. I hate stupidity, lack of common sense and cowardice."

You are so Republican even Newt Gingrich is impressed. LoLoL


Posted: Tuesday, November 20, 2012
Article comment by: Tj Denton

Anon anon, yes i am an extremely hardcore conservative, but i am not a republican, in fact loath the past 2 republican presidents and think clinton was a good one. As for me hating anything left. Well you are exactly right. I hate stupidity, lack of common sense and cowardice.

Posted: Monday, November 19, 2012
Article comment by: Nice Chuckle

@Linda

"Democrat liberal fraud is the big winner here! Or another way to put it - Satan won in his never ending attempt to take down a Christian country.

First, he numbs the minds of those who stand for nothing. They accept whole heartedly, having no moral absolutes to hook their anchor to. . Then he uses these Godless, mind numbed robots to do his bidding in each state.

They laugh and joke with glee, thinking they have won."

When are you going to realize there was no fraud. The only fraud was places like your heroes Fox News, Beck, Limbaugh, Hannity, etc....lying to you and making you think Romney was winning. He got defeated soundly and now you are grasping for any excuse to blame it on. LoLoL


Posted: Monday, November 19, 2012
Article comment by: Anson's Nephew

“Democrat liberal fraud is the big winner here! Or another way to put it - Satan won in his never ending attempt to take down a Christian country.”

How many times must you be told that we are NOT a Christian country? No matter how many times you post this it will always be wrong.


Posted: Monday, November 19, 2012
Article comment by: anonymous anonymous

TJ Denton you remind me of them Log Cabin republicans hiding in their gay closets, who come out every election cycle and the GOP welcomes them, the post election night they tell them get thee abomination before god back into thy closet! Your pretending to be a independent is amusing but your obvious preference for the right and hate for the left is amusing, do you like living in that right wing closet? There is a new nickname for Hannity they are calling him Hannity Insanity, now everyone knows Limbaugh is to high on Oxycontin to make any real sense yes we in the democratic party have our looney tunes but we keep them fairly in a corner for a time out most of the time!:-)

Posted: Monday, November 19, 2012
Article comment by: Linda Athens

Democrat liberal fraud is the big winner here! Or another way to put it - Satan won in his never ending attempt to take down a Christian country.

First, he numbs the minds of those who stand for nothing. They accept whole heartedly, having no moral absolutes to hook their anchor to. . Then he uses these Godless, mind numbed robots to do his bidding in each state.

They laugh and joke with glee, thinking they have won.


Posted: Monday, November 19, 2012
Article comment by: Anson's Nephew

@ Bob Johnson

You lost, live with it.


Posted: Sunday, November 18, 2012
Article comment by: Bob Johnson

@ Ansons nephew and lori. D The land of hard work has turned into take from the rich and give to the poor free food, free money, free cell phones, just vote for me Obama hood. Ansons nephew Lori .D you both should be proud your getting the america you left wing nuts always wanted. Its to bad our kids and grandkids are gonna have to pay for it?

Posted: Tuesday, November 13, 2012
Article comment by: tj denton

anon anon.... and there are no crazy lunatic liberals??? try to not be so narrow minded and ignorant when you want to ramble on about a specific group on the right when there is an equal number on the left.

Posted: Tuesday, November 13, 2012
Article comment by: Frank Lee Speaking

@Nice Chuckle

Actually the few times i have been to job service the people in the waiting area for welfare have always been women. And i seriously doubt they were vets.

Nice try though.


Posted: Tuesday, November 13, 2012
Article comment by: anonymous anonymous

One has to wonder how many of the 32% who register republican are losing their minds? Story of lady running over her husband cause he refused to vote with her republican against Obama, leaving him in critical condition right here in Arizona, and Arizona is one of them 30 states with petitions circulating for secession from the USA, go figure what makes these looney tunes tick! One thing for sure I doubt all of that 32% is that crazy but one has to know some of them are just plain off their rockers!

Posted: Tuesday, November 13, 2012
Article comment by: Highly Amused

There are abuses of the system, then there are those who actually need the extra help. With the price of housing - renting or buying - the price of food, utilities, daily necessities - NECESSITIES not WANTS - costs are rising constantly. I receive a SS check monthly. And I paid that 'free money' from my paychecks while working. There are months where I eat mostly ramen due to not having very much money left each month for food.

It's ridiculous when you have people who act like they are better than others and don't want to help or even acknowledge those who are less fortunate. Not always are those who are less fortunate the makers of their own positions.

Regardless: the writer of this letter and most of the people who've responded are no better than anyone else. Quit being nose in the air and get off your high horse.


Posted: Tuesday, November 13, 2012
Article comment by: Nice Chuckle

"How many times have you gone down and checked to see how many of those people in the welfare line are Veterans? Is it fair for you to call them parasites?"

It seems this question has been asked of a certain poster twice now, and it has been ignored. Makes you wonder why.


Posted: Tuesday, November 13, 2012
Article comment by: Tj Denton

Good one, here is the definition of evolve for you.

1.
a. To develop or achieve gradually: evolve a style of one's own.
b. To work (something) out devise: "the schemes he evolved to line his purse"

Good day


Posted: Tuesday, November 13, 2012
Article comment by: Frank Lee Speaking

@Go Check

Yeah God forbid a persons family help them....."It's the governments responsibility!"

LOL


Posted: Tuesday, November 13, 2012
Article comment by: Good One

I heard a good one today from Hannity!

"I’ve ‘evolved’ on immigration".

Interesting choice of words for a group that doesn't believe in evolution!


Posted: Monday, November 12, 2012
Article comment by: tj denton

the government issuing cell phones is disgusting. issuing luxuries to people on the government dime while we are in a near depression??? i just dont understand how liberals feed themselves in the morning without drowning in their milk!!! especially if the milk is sugary for gods sake its a miracle!!

Posted: Saturday, November 10, 2012
Article comment by: Go Check

@ Frank Lee Speaking

How many times have you gone down and checked to see how many of those people in the welfare line are Veterans? Is it fair for you to call them parasites? My brother was in that line, former Marine, layed off, and ran out of savings. He was ashamed to have to go to that line, ashamed to come to me for help. He is my oldest brother who feels he should be taking care of me. I give him money, food, etc...
Next time your downtown walk in there and call them parasites! Bet you don't walk out with a few bruises if at all!


Posted: Friday, November 9, 2012
Article comment by: Lori Gabriel-Dane

To Frank Lee Speaking:

You wrote, "Want proof of people/parasites getting stuff for free? Just go to the local welfare office and look at the people/parasites sitting in the waiting area. They are there for their freebies."

Now how would you possibly know this unless you happened to be sitting in that same waiting room?


Posted: Friday, November 9, 2012
Article comment by: Hello I love it

@I love it

"As soon as drug testing becomes "constitutional," this discussion will minimize. Not disappear, but minimize. "

Blood and urine tests for drugs and alcohol have been a part of AHCCCS records for over 20 years. Recent drug use is an immediate ban on food stamps.

Average Cocaine, Meth, or Heroin user has an income well above $50,000 a year. In Kingman ? Stereotypes creep in everywhere, and you called em out, while exposing your own. The people in society that rant on how bad a crime is, often have something to hide in that area, deflecting attention attracts attention.


Posted: Friday, November 9, 2012
Article comment by: Nice Chuckle

@FLS

"Point out where I said it was a new program.....Bet you can't. So now they have expanded it to include ALL parasites. I said non-parasites were paying for it. Where was I wrong? Are you simply trying to cloud the issue. Worthless welfare parasites get free phone service. End of story"

I never said anything about anything being new. I said the fee has been charged to your phone bill long before the phones were given out. You brought the word new into it, not me.

Second, my retired Grandmother gets a Safelink phone. She lives on her savings and her SS together. Yet she qualified to get one. You saying this 80+ year old woman who worked all her life is a parasite? I don't think so. Just go cash your government check and think about that.


Posted: Friday, November 9, 2012
Article comment by: Do What's Right

@ KO TAY

So that makes you just as guilty as she is. Fraud is the biggest form of abuse against the Welfare system. Do the right thing, report her please.


Posted: Friday, November 9, 2012
Article comment by: Anson's Nephew

"Apparently I am working with a girl who lived in Cali and still draws welfare from there while working here."

Have you reporetd her? If not, why not?

Actually, as I have benn told many times here, "I call BS on that statement."


Posted: Thursday, November 8, 2012
Article comment by: KO TAY

Apparently I am working with a girl who lived in Cali and still draws welfare from there while working here. She is all about free. Work the system. Well my Bama friends work it get it free.


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