Wednesday, April 23, 2014
PLACERVILLE, CALIFORNIA
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Larry Weitzman’s chutzpah

EDITOR:

Judging from the right wing’s hyperventilation over the Affordable Care Act, one would think that the Internet is the only way to register. Paper applications are available and several local insurance agents will help fill them out at no cost. There is also a toll-free 888 number to fill out the application. If FOX and the Mountain Democrat spent half as much time helping people as it does trying to sabotage it, the ACA would be home free by now.

Did President Obama lie willfully when he said that people could keep their own insurance? As willfully as President George H.W. Bush lied when he said: “Read my lips: no new taxes.” Presidents rely on staff to decipher crystal balls for them, and sometimes predictions come up short; an erroneous prediction did not make liars out of the guys who guessed the A’s or the Giants would win the World Series. Were Presidents Bush and Obama poorly served by hasty or incomplete staff work? Yes. Were they willfully dishonest? No.

Weitzman complains that the ACA will force people to pay for services they do not want or need: Men will have to pay for birth control pills, and women for Viagra. Larry should have learned (in school) about “Risk Pooling” — the basic premise of insurance. Only by pooling resources can a lot of people get coverage, be it for car, health or accident.

Following Larry’s logic ad absurdum, I can now refuse to pay school taxes since I don’t have school-age kids. Having no intention of using the fire or police departments, why should I fund them? I never read the MD’s sports page, so I want the paper to refund a portion of my subscription. The idiocy of this approach to insurance is obvious.

Part of the right wing’s campaign of dis/misinformation is that the GOP has submitted alternate plans to the ACA, all of which are languishing in/on/under Harry Reid’s desk. To those who make that claim, I ask: “Name one plan … and take your time.” There are no hidden GOP plans, but there is one GOP plan in plain sight. It was originally advanced by the Heritage Foundation, adopted by Bob Dole and the GOP, and implemented by Gov. Mitt Romney in Massachusetts. It’s called the ACA.

The Weitzmans and Ted Cruzes of this world have absolutely no problem continuing with our third-world health care system, with having about 40 million Americans (mostly kids) without health insurance, and with pushing several million citizens into bankruptcy over health care costs each year. What kind of human beings are such people?

JOHN GARON
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  • Phil VeerkampDecember 07, 2013 - 6:03 am

    John, thank you for your support of Dubya in your admission that Bush did not lie. Your progress is meager but measurable. I predict a complete conversion in the near future . . . measured in geologic time. Welcome aboard.

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  • Phil VeerkampDecember 07, 2013 - 9:20 am

    "December 7, 2013 - 8:48 am Phil, reference John Garon and your comment that Mr. Garon notes that President Bush did not lie. Of course, Mr. Garon refers to George H.W. Bush, and not George W. Bush. Evelyn, praise the electric gods as it didn't go out. #1,981 - James E. Reply | Report abusive comment", ~~~ comment copied into context ~~~ Mr. Garon's, "Were Presidents Bush and Obama poorly served by hasty or incomplete staff work? Yes. Were they willfully dishonest? No." encompasses Dubya too, Colonel.

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  • James E.December 07, 2013 - 10:01 am

    Phil, it encompasses George W only if you believe that all presidents are poorly served by hasty or incomplete staff work. Are they? I don't know, do you? #1,985

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  • Phil VeerkampDecember 07, 2013 - 10:11 am

    OK. Fine, James. Dubya lied. Obama lied. People died when thy lost their policies, doctors and hope and change down the drain. Liars. All. . . . especially obama. John Garon's conversion seems to be on hold. Thanks, James. The conservative movement can probably get along without John.

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  • James E.December 07, 2013 - 10:09 am

    Not sure how 10:01 appeared??? I didn't do it. My previous was sufficient.

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  • James E.December 07, 2013 - 10:11 am

    And, finally Phil, given you accept that George H.W. Bush did not lie, then you must accept that President Obama did not lie. Right?

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  • James E.December 07, 2013 - 10:17 am

    Phil, note my 10:11 -- given you accept that George H.W. Bush did not lie, then you must accept that President Obama did not lie. Right?

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  • Paddy O'furnitureDecember 09, 2013 - 3:06 am

    If you like your nonsense blabbering lefty, you can keep him.

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  • kggDecember 09, 2013 - 9:27 am

    john wrotes: "The Weitzmans and Ted Cruzes of this world have absolutely no problem continuing with our third-world health care system, with having about 40 million Americans (mostly kids) without health insurance, and with pushing several million citizens into bankruptcy over health care costs each year. What kind of human beings are such people?" kgg writes: the phrase "human beings" is probably more charitable than accurate.

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  • Jack MartinDecember 09, 2013 - 10:21 am

    Of course, we see John Garon's name attached to a post defending and justifying something that even the alphabet "news" sources gave up on weeks ago. But here's where Garon's ignorance really shines bright - the alternate means to sign up for ObamaCare. Those means are in fact available, but Garon and his ilk do not understand something. Whether the sign up is done via internet, phone or snail mail, they must all access the same relational databases for their data. As a software test engineer, I can tell you the website is a tinker toy compared to a relational database, particularly when data security is part of the picture. If they couldn't get the website to let people log in, after three years and hundreds of millions of dollars, I doubt they will EVER get the databases to function. If you like your doctor, good luck trying to find him/her in the online directory.

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  • JohnDecember 09, 2013 - 10:51 am

    There is a long paper trai, starting with "The Downing Street Memos" that Dubya lied on a variety of subjects. However, there are lies and lies. Dubya's lies caused the deaths of over 4,000 American citizens and tens of thousands of Iraqis. Phil: you need a new moral compass.

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  • Phil VeerkampDecember 09, 2013 - 1:46 pm

    John, I brought the hummingbird feeder in last night. This morning I was up before dawn. I rehung the feeder and the little fellows had fuel straight out of the gate this AM. James thinks my moral compass is well calibrated. But thanks for your concern, John.

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  • cookie65December 10, 2013 - 5:17 am

    Phil, did you see this? I find it curious that the article doesn't mention that Dec. 21 is the summer solstice in the southern hemisphere. http://bigstory.ap.org/article/cold-dis-comfort-antarctica-set-record-1358

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  • rodDecember 10, 2013 - 11:05 am

    MORAL COMPASS YOUR A$$. Before obamacare our health care system WAS a mess, no doubt about it. But at least we had choice of coverage. For those that were ‘uninsurable’, they would have to pay thru the nose, that’s just the way the mop flops with freedom. However, whatever the previous problems were, obamacare is not what was promised. In fact it’s a NATIONAL DISGRACE to see the liar-in-chief and his cabal of lying democrats push their assault on freedom, their power grab on the entire system of healthcare in the name of cheaper and better healthcare, and it has BLOWN UP in their faces. They should all be indicted for perjury for lying under Oath during their oath of Office. Its time we ask ourselves, has the meaning of Honor been lost on our Legislature and high office? Has the Oath of Office become just an exercise, some Jeffersonian novelty? Has Tyranny replaced our rule of law, our concepts of truth and justice? It is now incumbent on us The People to think for ourselves, to recognize and act on the plethora of truth from sources other than government spoon-feeding.

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  • rodDecember 10, 2013 - 11:13 am

    JOHN, Seriously? You have the temerity to even mention the words MORAL COMPASS?

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  • rodDecember 10, 2013 - 11:20 am

    anyone SEE THE LATEST from obamba's past deputy secretary? The ranting black racists witch pronouncing the word "obamacare" is a racial slur created by rich white men? These racist types need to be PROSECUTED for RACE BAITING.

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  • James E.December 09, 2013 - 1:50 pm

    No question, it is hard to say something bad about someone who cares about hummingbirds (the little helicopters).

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  • PollockerDecember 09, 2013 - 2:37 pm

    This is in response to Garon's statement of "sometimes predictions come up short." Anyone who thinks the government was even slightly surprised that the health plans are being cancelled hasn't read enough about the law. Those of us dealing with insurance for a living knew about this two years ago. Blue Shield, Kaiser, etc. made that very clear from the start: Plans that don't meet the requirements of Obamacare will be cancelled. Most plans nation-wide will be cancelled eventually. Think you're fortunate because you're not one of the ten million with individual insurance who lost their affordable plan -- the one they chose and wanted to keep? For those of you with company plans, wait until lmid-to-late 2014. MOST plans will be cancelled because few plans meet the Obamacare requirements. In 2014, expect to see many millions more forced off their current company plans and on to plans that cost more. (Remember, most of the middle class doesn't qualify for the new welfare (insurance subsidies). You think the employers will just pick up the extra cost? They'll be passing that on to their employees and to their customers.

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  • Dink LaneDecember 09, 2013 - 3:51 pm

    Abraham Lincoln sent the confederate soldiers home with a mule and his gun -- to restore the country. No one called them "Takers". They lost..... Respect worked... .........In 1934, the U.S. Chamber of Commerce went to officials went to Government officials begging for help to bring STABILITY to workers pay -- to prevent the country's collapse to communism. ....... Communists were offering food and shelter when industry cut their pay on a daily basis..... The Business communities, Government, and decent people knew...... THE COUNTRY COMES FIRST..... If you don't like ACA...... FIX IT..... but pulling health insurance away from sick people, only makes 'you' look evil..... Restore the country, help sick people and FIX IT.... MAKE IT BETTER..... You guys are like an Ex-Mother-in-law saying "I knew he was a bum."

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  • cookie65December 10, 2013 - 5:08 am

    Under HIPPAA, The Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 it is illegal for an insurer to cancel the insurance on anyone suffering a major illness. Under obamacare people with major illnesses are being cancelled right and left.

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  • Dink LaneDecember 10, 2013 - 11:59 am

    Cookie you said: "people with major illnesses are being cancelled right and left."....... Who is doing it?.... The passive verb "are being cancelled" tells me that YOU know yourself.... It's not Pres. Obama..... it the INSURANCE COMPANIES.... Why are you protecting the insurance companies? #blameobama

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  • cookie65December 10, 2013 - 1:44 pm

    Let me guess dink, insurance companies fault too? http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2520979/Obamacare-mandates-set-shutter-THOUSANDS-volunteer-departments.html

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  • Fran DuchampDecember 09, 2013 - 4:10 pm

    Dink...local Chamber of Commerces sold out...a long time ago. Sorry. Now they are the first to say "no" to higher wages...and "yes" to higher prices for the consumer. Ultimately forgetting that the worker--is also the consumer. Here in El Dorado County...chambers for the people? Look to the board members. You are right--we need change. James suggested the FBI.As far as healthcare...Americans should have spoken to more Europeans first. My friends across the pond...yes their health is covered...but they are taxed on everything...and cant fly their flag.

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  • R SmithDecember 09, 2013 - 6:13 pm

    Over 300,000 American lives were lost in the stand against communism in Vietnam and Korea. All considering I am surprised to read that FOX and the Mountain Democrat are all that’s keeping our nation from taking a giant leap into the world of communism. The democrats agreed to cut spending if Bush agreed to raise taxes. The crats lied. What else is new?

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  • Dink LaneDecember 10, 2013 - 12:05 pm

    How are those Chinese "communists" products doing for you?... Won't buy American products..... but will by Chinese "communists" phones, Chinese "communists" televisions, Chinese "communists" electrical devices...... But you protect your pocketbook and ideology over THINKING OF COUNTRY FIRST....

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  • T69807December 09, 2013 - 9:01 pm

    There are paper forms and toll free numbers. So what? Someone still has to key those applications into the system, and they use...you guessed it...Healthcare.gov.

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  • cookie65December 10, 2013 - 4:57 am

    Yes they do and the paper apps are backlogged in California. http://www.kcra.com/news/covered-california-has-backlog-of-25000-requests/-/11797728/23403298/-/92w0co/-/index.html

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  • cookie65December 10, 2013 - 6:13 am

    Sometimes a cartoon sheds more light on the truth than every media outlet in the country. http://www.cagle.com/2013/12/the-gift/

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  • Enough All ReadyDecember 10, 2013 - 6:58 am

    The writer John Garon has a long documented history of reporting numerous unsubstantiated racial incidents that he observed by unidentified people here in our community. Now his letter in regards to Larry Weitzman uses the Hebrew word "chutzpah". Is this a jab at the Jewish lineage of the name Weitzman? If not, the why would he chose chutzpah? It's obvious he has no regard bordering on hatred to Larry Weitzman. Reading John Garon's own words for many years one can conclude that this was not an honest random mistake. Nor was it a "Freudian Slip". His rantings of diatribe as the world according to John Garon are based on a fundamental foundation of racial hatred. I for one would have to agree with Oprah and say that we can't hope to change his bigoted mind. We'll have to wait until he dies.

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  • EvelynDecember 10, 2013 - 7:31 am

    Enough: Under cover of anonymity you write "We'll have to wait until he dies." What do you mean? The overall tone of your comment concerns me far more than John's use of any particular word. Whether or not agreeing with him, I certainly have never regarded John as a racist.

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  • Diamond DaveDecember 10, 2013 - 7:45 am

    Enough All Ready....No need to wait until Garon dies, nobody except his most staunch defender, James E., even reads Garon's far left cr*p anymore...Evelyn.....Oprah is the racist, that just a couple weeks ago said racism won't end until all the old white people die, I wonder if you were as concerned when Oprah said it???.....

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  • EvelynDecember 10, 2013 - 7:48 am

    D.D.: Are you addressing the Oprah question to me or to Enough? If to me, I don't follow Oprah, have no idea what she says or doesn't say, and consider her a distraction.

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  • Diamond DaveDecember 10, 2013 - 8:08 am

    Evelyn...So, when Oprah, who is by far the richest, most affluent woman in the world along with being a rabid Obama supporter says "racism will never end until all the old white people die" and it's all over National TV, you just claim ignorance and consider it a distraction?. Yet, when some nobody in a small town newspaper re-posts Oprah's comments you get all "concerned".? Now I'm beginning to see the problem.

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  • EvelynDecember 10, 2013 - 8:23 am

    No . . . the "beginning" of the problem arises because, not having known about Oprah's comment, I had not seen the connection between Enough's last two sentences. I am relieved to see the last sentence probably was not intended as a threat.

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  • cookie65December 10, 2013 - 8:57 am

    Only in a world where everything is upside down could any individual believe that entire swaths of people could be better off completely dependent on a benevolent government providing for their every need due to their inability to scratch out even a meager existence for themselves under the strains of freedom do to dozen's of reasons all related to race and NOT be a bigot. The phrase, "the soft bigotry of low expectations" has been coined to describe them. The crayon king defines this way of emoting. it is the underlying theme of everything he writes.

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  • EvelynDecember 10, 2013 - 8:13 am

    D.D.: Not having TV I leave it to you to enlighten me on what people like Oprah have to say.

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  • Foaming at the MouthDecember 10, 2013 - 8:24 am

    Enough - Foaming is pretty goldarn sure that the editors title the letters, not the writers. If I call you a putz, am I a racist?

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  • EvelynDecember 10, 2013 - 8:26 am

    Thank you, Foaming!!!

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  • R.j. CarterDecember 10, 2013 - 8:37 am

    I don't have a dog in this fight, but can tell you that I've had many Letters To The Editor printed in the M.D. and I titled all of them...The only time the M.D. titles your letter is if you don't already do it....I guessing Garon titles his own letters and not the M.D......

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  • Enough All readyDecember 10, 2013 - 8:53 am

    Evelyn is that your full name like Cher or Oprah? What where you thanking foaming for exactly? Are you defending John Garon's racist remarks, his constitutional right to be a racist or the democratic party's ability to make ad hoc racist statements while declaring our society as racist? May be you should get out more or at the very least buy a TV.

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  • EvelynDecember 10, 2013 - 8:58 am

    I'm thanking Foaming for "putz"!!! MORE: • Bupkis • chutzpah • glitch • golem • goy • kibitz • klutz • kvetch • maven • mazel tov • mensch • nosh • oy vey • schlemiel • schlep • schlock • schmaltz • schmo • schmooze • schmuck • schnook • schnoz • shalom • shtick • spiel • tush ********* Which are prohibited; which are allowed?

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  • EvelynDecember 10, 2013 - 9:07 am

    Apparently "putz" has more than one definition. I had opted for the more innocuous of the two!

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  • Enough All readyDecember 10, 2013 - 9:19 am

    Historically we have left those decisions to people of the Fascist party, the Democratic party, John Garon and you Opr.. I mean Evelyn.

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  • Dee#1December 10, 2013 - 8:54 am

    Evelyn. Having a T.V. not mean you would necessarily know about off hand remark by a celebrity. Televisions come equipped with an on/off button and channel selection features that could preclude knowing such things. I read about on one of news service sites. Personally I consider the remark careless and dangerous, not to mention incorrect. But she has the right to be a bigoted racist.

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  • Enough All readyDecember 10, 2013 - 8:56 am

    Foaming is I was Jewish and you weren't would you believe it appropriate to call me a putz? BTW if I called you a shallow weak minded lemming would you please jump off a cliff?

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  • Dee#1December 10, 2013 - 9:04 am

    Evelyn, I too consider Garon a racist. When you judge people by the color of their skin, and throw the word out every time someone does not agree with the policies of the Administration, that is the action of a racist.

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  • EvelynDecember 10, 2013 - 9:25 am

    Enough: You're referencing permitted/prohibited vocabulary?

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  • Diamond DaveDecember 10, 2013 - 9:32 am

    Garon, Oprah and Obama are all racist. Oprah's racist comments are pretty much common knowledge on the internet and, anyone posting here must be on the internet...Everyone knows, if Donald Trump had said the opposite version of what Oprah said, cars would be upside down and buildings on fire....Oprah says it and gets a big hug from Obama..

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  • James E.December 10, 2013 - 9:37 am

    Evelyn, my Tea/Republican friends so dislike John Garon that they must go to the ridiculous extreme of calling him a racial bigot for the use of the word chutzpah in the title of his letter. Let's assume he named it, instead of the MtDemocrat naming it. Should we find in the future that it was the paper, then we will have to conclude, by the logic of my friends, that the MtDemocrat is a racist paper -- MtDemocrat please let us know who named it. Chutzpah, putz, and mensch, et al., are in common usage and have no racial connotations. A lieutenant colonel once called me a mensch. It is just a common word used to express a thought. My friends are desperate for anything to knock John Garon. Chutzpah speaks volumes. And, now Phil. Phil is also desperate to get the last word. Phil, thank you for the tutorial on gravity. I learn so much on this site.

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  • James E.December 10, 2013 - 9:40 am

    Dee, did John Garon judge someone by the color of their skin? Who?

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  • EnoughDecember 10, 2013 - 10:15 am

    I'm wondering why of all words did John Garon use the word Churzpah to describe Mr Weitzman. Also notice how Opra... Evelyn was quick to attacking me for quoting Oprah and then cited her ignorance as an excuse for her ignorance. James E does the same thing by being the apologist for racist John Garon by asking people to list all the times John Garon has made racist remarks. An apologist for a racist is a racist.

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  • EvelynDecember 10, 2013 - 10:27 am

    Enough: Please see my 8:23 am. Yes, I am ignorant of what Oprah says. And does. And will remain so. Hopeless!

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  • Diamond DaveDecember 10, 2013 - 10:05 am

    Well, I see John Garon's chief apologist, James E. has hit the ground running today. Between all Jame''s spinning, deflecting and excuse-making, it amazing he has time for anything else. Then, I guess he does save a lot of time by manipulating Phil into looking stuff up for him.

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  • Dee#1December 10, 2013 - 10:17 am

    James, me. He has called me a racist many times because I do not agree with the President. And the only reason is the color of his skin which he thinks is different than mine. And I still say, those that say the only reason to disagree with Obama is the color of his skin, are racists. If you fit in that category, than you have racists tendencies too. Leftist calling Conservatives ractetist is a tactic to shut Conservatives up. It won't work anymore.

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  • grumpy old manDecember 10, 2013 - 10:23 am

    Happy Chanuka oops my bad!

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  • Dee#1December 10, 2013 - 10:24 am

    Just to clarify Garon's style of discourse, here are some terms he has used in the past towards Tea Party/Conservatives--"Hate words from Garon Teahadist, bomb thrower, blackmail, inmates, asylum, kill, fascist, bilious, extremist and racist. It’s propaganda to make y

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  • Dee#1December 10, 2013 - 10:27 am

    Here is the rest of the sentence.-----Hate words from Garon "Teahadist, bomb thrower, blackmail, inmates, asylum, kill, fascist, bilious, extremist and racist." It’s propaganda to make you afraid to express your opinion.

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  • James E.December 10, 2013 - 10:29 am

    Dee, I don't think I understand. John Garon is Caucasian. If you aren't Caucasian, how would John Garon know that? I think I've read most of John Garon's letters and I have no memory of him saying "Dee doesn't agree with the president so she is a racist." In fact, John Garon is a learned gentleman and wouldn't say such, so give me some specific quotes from him where he calls you personally a racist. And, for all my other Tea/Republican friends, I use the words learned gentleman to whip you all into a frenzy. Keep those nutso comments coming. Projection, projection, projection.

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  • Diamond DaveDecember 10, 2013 - 10:35 am

    Well, there it is, rest my case!!!

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  • Enough All ReadyDecember 10, 2013 - 11:39 am

    DD would you have expected any other answer? They thrive on hatred. They want to take their anger out on others. James E calling John Garon a learned individual makes perfect sense to me. For to a fly and it's maggots the horse is the fool for throwing away all that delicious food. Eat away Garon, Evelyn and James! Eat away.

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  • Dee#1December 10, 2013 - 10:41 am

    James, you know that on this board he has called me a race it's. When he refers to all Tea Party/conservatives as racist he is calling me a racist. As far as as him being a learned gentleman, he doesn't meet my definition. To me is nothing but a political hack. I have expressed my views-done.

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  • grumpy old manDecember 10, 2013 - 10:44 am

    Cabin fever has set in two inches of ice on our road. Grandma spent all yesterday staring through the kitchen window. Luckily we have a warm fire in the woodstove. I fear if it doesn't warm up soon we may have to let her in.

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  • R.j. CarterDecember 10, 2013 - 11:19 am

    Grumpy old man...That's way funny....That reminds me ...My wife was a little late for work yesterday because the doors on her SUV were all frozen shut so she couldn't get in her car.....I guess I could have went outside and helped her, but she's a tough ol gal and it was just way too cold outside...Anyway, being retired I did had some time on my hands so I was able to give her all the moral support she needed though the window...LOL

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  • James E.December 10, 2013 - 11:31 am

    R.J., no need for both of you to be cold.

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  • James E.December 10, 2013 - 11:34 am

    Rod, I have a better one for you. The President and Raul Castro palin' around at the funeral. COMMUNISTS!!!!!!!!!

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  • rodDecember 10, 2013 - 11:39 am

    Evelyn, using a Jewish word while citing a Jewish name, is drawing attention to his Jewishness... duh.

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  • EvelynDecember 10, 2013 - 11:45 am

    rod: Is that supposed to be bad? (This has all become much too deep for me!)

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  • rodDecember 10, 2013 - 11:55 am

    Evelyn, Oprah loves 'chittlins'... and it shows! Does that suggest anything?

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  • EvelynDecember 10, 2013 - 12:00 pm

    Rod: Being totally shell-shocked I'm withholding an answer until some gives me the correct one. However . . . DOES Oprah love 'chittlins'? (I looked it up and drew a blank!)

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  • Phil VeerkampDecember 10, 2013 - 12:05 pm

    Back to your corner!!!

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  • R.j. CarterDecember 10, 2013 - 11:41 am

    James.....Very true!!...If I tried to go out there and help, I would have just stumbled around in the snow and got in the way....

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  • grumpy old manDecember 10, 2013 - 11:54 am

    R.J. spoken like a true pioneer. Heheh

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  • Diamond DaveDecember 10, 2013 - 12:06 pm

    Enough yes, that is EXACTLY the answer I knew I would get from James. Spin, deflection and excuse-making, never any facts, just BS & idiocy.. When it comes to facts, figures or anything else concrete, James always redirects every conversation back to wanting you to supply him with all the proof and information he wants, then he simply just disregards your findings.. You'd be surprised how many fall for it and the only way to combat it is to always require James to provide his proof of facts....You'll win every argument with him because liberals can never provide facts, just emotion and talking points.

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  • James E.December 10, 2013 - 12:16 pm

    Back for just a moment and then I'm really gone to push through the snow drifts. Note to self: In the future when Diamond Dave makes any comment he is required to produce the fact that underlies his comment. Me not so much as I have limited bandwidth. This will be interesting. Later Diamond Dave (our new site bully who is all knowing).

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  • FYIDecember 10, 2013 - 12:35 pm

    John Garon asks if the Republicans have an alternative to the ACA. Yes the RSC has comprehensive plan with over 110 sponsors and growing. Maybe he isn't aware that unlike the ACA, this plan has both Rep. And Dem. support.

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  • Phil VeerkampDecember 10, 2013 - 12:43 pm

    James' epiphany ~~~ Me not so much as I have limited bandwidth. ~~~ But James your heart seems to be on high speed broadband. You at least have the heart bandwidth for dogs and hummingbirds and grumpy, sarcastic adversaries.

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  • PatriceDecember 10, 2013 - 2:53 pm

    Diamond Dave, Enough Already are probably the same "old" bully using fun, new names. Some of the fragments of the cookie personality. Desperate, and grasping at straws. Interesting how consistently what they accuse others of is exactly what they vomit. No, the House and Senate will be blue. America is moderate. Fear mongering will lose. BTW, John McCann shook hands with Omar Kadafi....and, your point was?

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  • Phil VeerkampDecember 10, 2013 - 1:19 pm

    John, POTUS must be feeling the heat ~~~ LINK - Former Clinton aide John Podesta to join Obama White House ~~~ Panic? I'm certain that you would reject that word - publically. But just between you and me, John, . . . Panic?

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  • EnoughDecember 10, 2013 - 2:33 pm

    Is it the TeaBagger's (Garon's term) that seem hyperventilated? They were the ones that said the ACA was a boondoggle. Now that their projections have reached fruition it's the President and his supporters that seem to be red faced and lack for oxygen. John Garon's support for these failures gives one a cognitive stare a reality and the worry that the government will still be able to afford his unfounded convalescence in the near future

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  • PatriceDecember 10, 2013 - 3:09 pm

    I don't have a red face, nor anyone I know on the left. Where did you hear this....Fox, Mr. Limbaugh? The ACA is far from being gone. Personally, I know 12 higher income people and 7 families that have signed up and are thrilled at being able to comfortably afford coverage and a couple children continuing to get the medical care they need without the fear of becoming homeless. The ACA works in states that want it to work. Nothing too unique about you....same old vomit coming. It is pretty obvious that this Tea Party wants all this dissention. I see total blue skys ahead.

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  • cookie65December 10, 2013 - 3:11 pm

    The loony left strikes again. In Colorado a 6 year old boy has been suspended from school for kissing a girl on the hand for sexual harassment. These mentally ill Neanderthals need to be removed from every last public sector position in the country. Allowing them to have any influence or input in the raising of America's children has been the leading cause in the many failures of this country.

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  • PatriceDecember 10, 2013 - 4:18 pm

    I will say you are the loon, and more so than the last time I read one of your disjointed posts. Your brain seems to take sharper curves later in the day. Perhaps a little something, something needs to be ingested. You must have experienced some trauma while being home schooled. Shaved heads, butting of heals, automatic rifles, a staunch stance and absolutely no emotion is what I see as your ideal educator. Bring back memories? Isn’t CO red? And all the educators that don’t have your problems, and don't see the world the way you do should not be educators? They are to blame for what is wrong with the world? Yes, this is a very unbalanced way of dealing with something you do not like.

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  • PatriceDecember 10, 2013 - 4:25 pm

    heels

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  • Dee#1December 10, 2013 - 4:44 pm

    Patrice- Which John McCann are you referring to, the actor or the one running for school board in Chula Vista? Thanks.

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  • PatriceDecember 10, 2013 - 5:17 pm

    I meant John McCain. Thx

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  • Just the factsDecember 10, 2013 - 5:09 pm

    Patrice you are as hackneyed and dogmatic as John Garon. I'd venture to say that you indeed are both people. I'm sure there's more in that pointed little head of yours.

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  • observerDecember 10, 2013 - 5:15 pm

    J.t.f. .......... only the tone deaf would think Patrice & John G. are the same person.

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  • PatriceDecember 10, 2013 - 5:21 pm

    Absolutely! I think this comment comes from Mr. Veerkamp....Hello Mr. Veerkamp.

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  • Phil VeerkampDecember 10, 2013 - 6:52 pm

    Snookums, you called?

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  • JohnDecember 10, 2013 - 6:44 pm

    Patrice wants a fight but can't defend the facts. There's plenty of blue sky ahead. Between her ears.

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  • PatriceDecember 10, 2013 - 8:01 pm

    What facts are you referring to?

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  • Diamond DaveDecember 10, 2013 - 9:14 pm

    Patrice. Please take your pill cup and go to bed, your beginning to get confused..

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