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TEA Party Members Are Concerned Citizens

December 27, 2013

To The Reader’s Forum: “My Grandma and Grandpa are terrorists?” Our grandchildren would get quite a chuckle if anyone said that about ys. Unless ......

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Regelski

Mar-01-14 11:40 AM

Bluesman: Because they have gas and oil reserves (fracking!) that, despite providing jobs, are ruining the world? I think you should move there; you'd enjoy the weather and the right-wing politics and stop bothering us with your nonsense. What your rhetorical question supposed to prove something. Why don't you send your children to the U. of North Dakota? Or aren't you interested in educational advancement?

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Regelski

Feb-26-14 12:43 PM

Bluesman: 1.Respond to the argument and evidence; om your ultiple readings you seem to be uninformed. 2.The size of a country has no relevant bearing on these issues, any more than the size of a state does in the US. 3.Somebody pays: you can either pay for health care and college education out of your pocket, or rely on free care in both cases (unless you pay more than the 26% as I do in the US, I come out ahead). 4. The US, since Id guess that you've never lived elsewhere, is not the best in the world: not in education, standard of living, health care, infant mortality, happiness index, etc. You just don't know the difference since you're unaware of what other countries have to offer. I've lived in 4 countries, besides the US, and have lots of comparisons: some favor the US, some do not. I'm aware of the differences, you rely on mindless nationalism and American exceptionalism, and you'd like to believe your life is better in the US than elsewhere. Maybe. You'll never know.

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Regelski

Feb-23-14 11:55 AM

Bluesman: "I didn't even read any of that c r a p. I'm sure it was your usual far left garbage." That pretty much sums up the poverty of your thinking: you oppose what you haven't even read. Really a simpleton. You must go to a bar where everyone things the same and reads each others minds. Come out from under the bridge and see the light. The world is a lot less ugly when you're not hiding underground.

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Regelski

Feb-23-14 11:51 AM

Bluesman (and the rest of the Tearepulbicans): apparently you don't resort to reason and facts, and love trading on this site with your latest 'put-down' and bumper sticker mentality. You're obviously a gutless wonder, afraid to stand up under your own name in the public place. The nonsense you offer here, you wouldn't dare to offer in a public forum. You're a coward! Plain and simple-especially the simple part, as in simpleton. Let's hear some arguments, some facts from you, not come-backs that amuse you and your herd.

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Regelski

Feb-18-14 12:49 PM

blueman: what planet are you on, or, as a troll, do you lurk under the bridges of rational thinking, awaiting your chance to attack with the latest one-line zinger that you think answers all. What an impoverished mind.

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Regelski

Feb-18-14 12:46 PM

Bluesman: if you're still there. You add nothing to the dialog except venom. Why don't you and the other trolls contend with points raised and instead resort to what you think (as an idiot) to one-line zingers. That's not how responsible people act on important issues. Your troll followers agree with you, it seems, in the absence of evidence: FACT: the US is below average in the world in most of the categories that count in daily life: eduction, health care, "happiness" ratings, you name it. Tell us your facts to the contrary! Really what is your evidence that the US leads, say, in education, health care costs and treatment, social services, and most important, the quality of life. And how would you know about the latter if you've never lived in another country? Your ignorance of what's going on elsewhere in the world is astonishing. Do you have kids in college? What if it were all free? Do you have friends or relative deep into medical debt, if it were all free. E

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Regelski

Feb-18-14 12:46 PM

Bluesman: Why can't you argue the issues? Why the supposedly clever one-liners that dismiss and ignore the issues raised? I'd challenge you to a public debate on these issue, but there's two problems. First, you hide behind you screen name and refuse to take public responsibility for your views. Secondly, the only place you'd feel at home debating me on this is your local barroom. If we can overcome these, how about 'having at it' in our own names on the issues, on this site or in public????? I use my name; why do you hide? Are you ashamed of your views? Or just unable to defend them rationally?

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Regelski

Feb-18-14 12:39 PM

Bluesman: if you're still there. You add nothing to the dialog except venom. Why don't you and the other trolls contend with points raised and instead resort to what you think (as an idiot) to one-line zingers. That's not how responsible people act on important issues. Your troll followers agree with you, it seems, in the absence of evidence: FACT: the US is below average in the world in most of the categories that count in daily life: eduction, health care, "happiness" ratings, you name it. Tell us your facts to the contrary! Really what is your evidence that the US leads, say, in education, health care costs and treatment, social services, and most important, the quality of life. And how would you know about the latter if you've never lived in another country? Your ignorance of what's going on elsewhere in the world is astonishing. Do you have kids in college? What if it were all free? Do you have friends or relative deep into medical debt, if it were all free. E

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Regelski

Feb-18-14 12:39 PM

Bluesman: if you're still there. You add nothing to the dialog except venom. Why don't you and the other trolls contend with points raised and instead resort to what you think (as an idiot) to one-line zingers. That's not how responsible people act on important issues. Your troll followers agree with you, it seems, in the absence of evidence: FACT: the US is below average in the world in most of the categories that count in daily life: eduction, health care, "happiness" ratings, you name it. Tell us your facts to the contrary! Really what is your evidence that the US leads, say, in education, health care costs and treatment, social services, and most important, the quality of life. And how would you know about the latter if you've never lived in another country? Your ignorance of what's going on elsewhere in the world is astonishing. Do you have kids in college? What if it were all free? Do you have friends or relative deep into medical debt, if it were all free. E

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Regelski

Feb-18-14 12:38 PM

Bluesman: if you're still there. You add nothing to the dialog except venom. Why don't you and the other trolls contend with points raised and instead resort to what you think (as an idiot) to one-line zingers. That's not how responsible people act on important issues. Your troll followers agree with you, it seems, in the absence of evidence: FACT: the US is below average in the world in most of the categories that count in daily life: eduction, health care, "happiness" ratings, you name it. Tell us your facts to the contrary! Really what is your evidence that the US leads, say, in education, health care costs and treatment, social services, and most important, the quality of life. And how would you know about the latter if you've never lived in another country? Your ignorance of what's going on elsewhere in the world is astonishing. Do you have kids in college? What if it were all free? Do you have friends or relative deep into medical debt, if it were all free. E

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Regelski

Feb-18-14 12:35 PM

Bluesman: if you're still there. You add nothing to the dialog except venom. Why don't you and the other trolls contend with points raised and instead resort to what you think (as an idiot) to one-line zingers. That's not how responsible people act on important issues. Your troll followers agree with you, it seems, in the absence of evidence: FACT: the US is below average in the world in most of the categories that count in daily life: eduction, health care, "happiness" ratings, you name it. Tell us your facts to the contrary! Really what is your evidence that the US leads, say, in education, health care costs and treatment, social services, and most important, the quality of life. And how would you know about the latter if you've never lived in another country? Your ignorance of what's going on elsewhere in the world is astonishing. Do you have kids in college? What if it were all free? Do you have friends or relative deep into medical debt, if it were all free. E

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Regelski

Feb-09-14 4:07 PM

Tearepublicans are ideologues who don't begin to understand the ideology they support.In particular, the libertarian/TP party line is a direct descendent of a novelist called Ayn Rand (look her up in Google or Wikipedia). She was an atheist. She taught that "rational selfishness" was good. Congressman Ryan, a devout Catholic, is devoted to her preaching, despite its departure from what Pope Francis is teaching. (Ryan complains that Francis doesn't understand because he's from Argentina: so much for the Universal Church). I hope readers will at least consult Wikipedia on Ayn Rand and her philosophy of "rational selfishness," before they comment further. The TP is an after-birth of Ayn Rand's teaching, though rarely a member has any idea of the atheistic bases: e.g., counter to Christian charity. How ignorant. Tea Kettler's tell me how much you know about Ayn Rand's influence on your thinking? Have you ever heard of her? Shame.

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Regelski

Feb-06-14 12:25 PM

'bluesman: What a sad sack representation of a citizen you are. You have nothing to contribute to our community. You hide behind hour screen name: I don't. You decree my impressions as invalid in advance, without responding their claims: just bull in your back yard to you. You're basically a big mouth with no backing for your opinions: barroom rhetoric, and I suspect you've had a few when you write these execrable (look it up) rants. I'll go to the default position, "try to argue with fools and they call you foolish." You're pathetic. I'd like to meet you in person someday, outside of your favorite bar, to publicly go at these issues. But you won't, because you're a coward, protecting his name behind a charade of an online moniker and arguments you think anyone other than your bar mates will accept. How pathetic. Stand up for yourself: tell us who you are, unless you're ashamed.

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EaglesWings

Feb-02-14 8:06 AM

And then you have people like Regelski who speak with a mouthful of marbles and hide their dislike for America behind a screen name. His words express the panic and anxiety that envelop the liberal progressive thoughts and wishes today.

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Regelski

Feb-01-14 12:38 PM

Bluesman: How unimaginably you discredit our country. We are important in the world because of our bombs? How stupid! Do you read the news: Pakistan, North Korea, India, Israel, not to mention Russia, all have the bombs. Do you think that entitles them to parity of what America is and contributes to the world. What in*****are you thinking of to tie America's role in the world to bombs. English (American) is now the standard. Our universities excel beyond other countries, we are are force that relies on more than the threat of bombs. Your entire attitude seem like that of a malcontent who comes into the local bar, gun hidden, who then wants to enforce his beliefs by recourse to the threat of a gun. You're really a sad commentary of what it is to be an American. You've lost all track of American values in your attempt to display your opinions on this site. If you're so confident of them, what is your name and address?

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Regelski

Jan-28-14 12:15 PM

Bluesman: You think that America's place in the world is its technology of making bombs? That's what you value and would offer to the world as the best of America? BTW, in 1940-41 when Russian invaded Finland, she defended herself all alone, and America and the allies stood by and watched. It was fought to a stalemate. Every watch Angry Birds? Wake up you values to what's real in the world today. Teapublican guano, despite the mass of it unleashed, produces no value in America today; just perverted ideology. Every hear of Ayn Rand? The Tea party and libertarian saint? Let's have this discussion after you've read all her (anti-Christian) books that extol selfishness as a rational virtue.

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Regelski

Jan-25-14 2:05 PM

Well, a problem is that Americans take for granted what is "status quo here, and have NO IDEA of what life is like elsewhere. This ignorance leads to the idea of American exeptionalism whereby what is 'good' and 'normal' in the US is accepted as the rule for life everywhere.. Wake up Americans, we,re below average in any category you want to name: education, health, happiness and other international metrics of well-being. Wake up to the world around you.

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Regelski

Jan-20-14 2:42 PM

Tearepublicans are not saints devoting themselves to the greater good; they devote themselves to an ideology that has been shown by history (ours) to be without basis. Which of them is not dependent on government for SS, Medicaid, Medicare, the rules of the road, FDIC, FAA, FDA, and countless ways in which government has a positive impact on the quality of living? Why do social democracies the world over surpass us in any measures of "happiness" and the quality of life? Could it be that Tearepublicans support, against their own interests, the ideology of the free market; anti-unions; anti-environment; anti-science; and anti-teachers, to mention only a few of their anti-ethics of "me" not "we"? They'll be gone ibn due time, but not in time to salvage the damage they've done to America in the meanwhile. Ever read Ayn Rand? That's their Bible--one that is in direct conflict with the Bible that most others read and abide by. Compare them, then comment.

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50s4ever

Jan-09-14 9:30 AM

pit is a substitute drone?

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threestrikesout

Jan-07-14 8:06 PM

Maybe he's talking on his pen to HH on his shoe somewhere in a dark alley on a covert operation out of town on a top secret mission spying on a suspected tea party member who hasn't signed up for the ACA yet.

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50s4ever

Jan-05-14 11:47 AM

pit, HH and Sammie should spend their days impressing each other over expresso.

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threestrikesout

Jan-05-14 7:50 AM

bluesman, gravel's looney left wing friends don't celebrate Christmas, they celebrate Xmas. They consider themselves Xian's. We know who their 'lord and messiah' is.

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threestrikesout

Jan-03-14 1:12 PM

Gravel, it's lunchtime. I'll keep an eye on everybody til you get back.

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EaglesWings

Jan-03-14 11:24 AM

I tried to let gravelpit's comment edify me, but it didn't.

Such joy he has because "ILLNESS WILL NOT CRIPPLE Americans financially ever again." Gravel doesn't see the whole picture--FACT. Some people can't see the forest thru the trees.

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EaglesWings

Jan-03-14 10:19 AM

The ACA is the modern version of the boogeyman.

It's gonna get us all, even gravelpit, in the end.

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