Voters shouldn't listen to the haters

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I've been reading letters in your paper from this crazy man Lowell Greenbaum, chairman of the Richmond County Democratic Party, for years -- and I want to know what planet or country he is from ("GOP actions might haunt them later," July 20).

For one, the last time I checked we are not the richest country in the world. We are $13 trillion in debt to China and others. Where I come from, that means broke. I'm tired of hearing about George W. Bush or Barack Obama, Republican or Democrat. The problem lies in Greenbaum and all of his blowhard followers who write in to this paper thinking they have all the answers. Those people don't care about this country, but what personal gain is in it for them or some feel-good cause?

Why don't they tell everyone what they stand for instead of trying to bash some political party? I stand for God, family and hard work -- without depending on government intervening into my life telling me what to do.

We may not be the richest country in the world today, but I can guarantee that the only way this country survives is if the voters get back to what made this country great -- and not listen to people like Greenbaum.

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gaspringwater
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gaspringwater 07/25/10 - 09:45 pm
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Mr. McNeal you say you're

Mr. McNeal you say you're tired of hearing what Mr. Lowell Greenbaum has to say and he doesn't have all the answers. He may not have the answers but it's doubtful you do either.

baronvonreich
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baronvonreich 07/25/10 - 10:05 pm
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"I stand for xxx, family and

"I stand for xxx, family and hard work -- without depending on government intervening into my life telling me what to do."
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Well if you don't want politicians telling you what to do then you had better learn how to vote for candidates of a political party that hasn't been in power at any time over the past century because over the past century your rights have eroded, the value of your money has eroded, the the fiscal responsibility of government has eroded all at the hands of Republicans and Democrats who have agreed to rotate dictatorships and hand-in-hand walk America to the edge of the cliff which it currently resides.

BTW, your analysis of Lowell Greenbaum does seem to be pretty much spot on.

ConcernedTaxpayer
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ConcernedTaxpayer 07/26/10 - 03:58 am
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I for one, got sick and tired

I for one, got sick and tired of hearing Roy Barnes telling all the things he will do when he is governor! What a pack of lies. He can't do most of the things he said he would unless the state house & senate vote in a bill for him to sign. Why are people so gullible to believe all that stuff? Besides all that, he had his chance before when he was governor and blew it!

soldout
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soldout 07/26/10 - 08:01 am
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Man does not have the answers

Man does not have the answers but God does and He is ready to turn the country anytime we get rid of our pride of thinking we are the smartest people who ever lived and do things according to the Word. It works everytime tried by an individual and would work for a country since we are just a collection of individuals. Our leaders reflect who we have become just like children for the most part reflect who the parents are. We can't fix others but only ourselves so everybody can do a lot more than vote by turning to the creator to get instructions on how to fix the creation. Life is mainly relationships and math and most of us are doing poorly at both.

southernguy08
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southernguy08 07/26/10 - 09:08 am
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Gary, are you telling us
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Gary, are you telling us Lowell Greenbomb is an idiot? Sorry, that is already well known. Still the Dems keep him as local chairman, which pretty much says it all about their party.

follower
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follower 07/26/10 - 09:31 am
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Baron, on this we can agree.

Baron, on this we can agree. Both parties have let us down. But the liberals are up front when they tell us the "rich" have to pay more and your taxes will go up. They believe bigger government is the answer.
Conservatives in general say they are for less government and taxes, yet when in power, spend like drunken sailors.

You have to give it to the liberals for telling the truth about their plans. I am still holding out hope for "true" conservatives to appear.

Like Christianity, most republicans are so in name only. It's the remnant in both that keeps me "hoping".

dani
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dani 07/26/10 - 10:07 am
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follower...To which plan are

follower...To which plan are you referring? I haven't heard any truth come from the mouth of Obama, only platitudes.

southernguy08
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southernguy08 07/26/10 - 10:25 am
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FOLLOWER, liberals telling
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FOLLOWER, liberals telling the truth? Are you serious? What happened to Obama's and Pelosi's promise to make this the most transparent government ever? What about their promise of no earmarks? Liberals telling the truth? Yeah, and pigs fly?

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willie7 07/26/10 - 11:45 am
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Read American history and
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Read American history and tell me when our country became great. We are beniifical of the legislation passed during the Democratic Administrations. If our government hadn't interceded and passed laws to help all citizens, you would still be on a farm---probably a tennant farmer.Middle class was created by the Democrats not the Republicans.
Read your history Mr. McNeal. You willl be surprized!!!!!!!!!!!!11

soldout
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soldout 07/26/10 - 12:12 pm
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If Willie is talking about

If Willie is talking about the civil rights stuff that was all done by Republicans and fought at every turn by Democratics who have always wanted to keep people slaves to something.

rmwhitley
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rmwhitley 07/26/10 - 12:17 pm
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greenbaum would have you
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greenbaum would have you believe that conservative thought is so heinous it causes discrimination. I simply wish to see the ship and aircraft manifests for those that are so dissastified and permanently leaving our great country. hugo chavez has some room for y'all, and maybe a tank of citgo gas to boot.

southernguy08
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southernguy08 07/26/10 - 12:46 pm
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Hey WILLIE7, I'm sure the
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Hey WILLIE7, I'm sure the descendants of President Abraham Lincoln, a Republican, appreciate you're saying that their ancestor keeping the union together and giving the Emancipation Proclamation means nothing. If it sounds like I'm laughing, it's only because I am.

lsmith
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lsmith 07/26/10 - 12:53 pm
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Lowell is a legend, just ask
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Lowell is a legend, just ask him

corgimom
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corgimom 07/26/10 - 12:58 pm
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For one, the last time I

For one, the last time I checked we are not the richest country in the world. We are $13 trillion in debt to China and others. Where I come from, that means broke.

Well, where I come from, if you have more than $13 trillion in assets, you aren't broke. And the United States does.

Where do people come up with this stuff? Broke? The US isn't anywhere near broke.

Troy Infantoy
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Troy Infantoy 07/26/10 - 01:01 pm
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Hey corgimom - "An opinion

Hey corgimom -

"An opinion should be the result of thought, not a substitute for it."
-- Jef Mallett

chascush
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chascush 07/26/10 - 02:10 pm
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Hey folks, do really expect

Hey folks, do really expect the liberal/progressive to know anything about history?? The only thing they know about what is going on now is what Hussein reads to them from his teleprompter and what the perverts on MSNBC tells them. One of the perverts is very much unset with Hussein. Ed Schultz complained that Obama hasn't gone on his show or sat recently for interviews with the perverts Keith Olbermann or Rachel Maddow, adding that during the campaign, "I busted my arse for Obama." Schultz said that instead of going on The Ed Show, Obama went on Bret Baier's show on Fox, "in my time slot. What's that all about?"
Hey Ed, even without his teleprompter Hussein can tell that NOBODY watches your stupid show. Ed go right on kissing Hussein arse and see where it gets. If you think I’m laughing you are correct. HA, HA

TheFederalist
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TheFederalist 07/26/10 - 02:15 pm
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What part of $13 Trillion in

What part of $13 Trillion in debt, don't some people understand?

baronvonreich
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baronvonreich 07/26/10 - 02:17 pm
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charles cushman - what makes

charles cushman - what makes Keith Olbermann or Rachel Maddow or anybody else who hasn't been convicted of a sex crime a pervert?

KSL
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KSL 07/26/10 - 02:18 pm
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Grouse, the worst thing about

Grouse, the worst thing about true atheists is that they are so arrogant. You cannot prove that there is no supreme force in the universe anymore than Christians, or Jews, or Muslims can prove that there is.

And if people want to take the Bible literally, what is it to you as long as they don't murder you in the name of their religion or force their beliefs on you, which they obviously haven't?

KSL
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KSL 07/26/10 - 02:27 pm
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baron, "pervert" is a

baron, "pervert" is a transitive verb meaning to cause to turn from what is considered right, good, or true; misdirect; lead astray; corrupt (first definition, by the way)

So it does stand to reason that a "pervert," noun, does not necessarily mean someone is a sexual pervert. Broaden your thoughts a bit.

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Chillen 07/26/10 - 03:02 pm
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corgimom. If the US isn't

corgimom. If the US isn't broke then why are they raising taxes (on all of us) next year?

rmwhitley
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rmwhitley 07/26/10 - 04:18 pm
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Being a "pervert" does not
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Being a "pervert" does not necessarily have a sexual connotation. It refers to anything against the norm.

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Dixieman 07/26/10 - 04:46 pm
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Must...have...Keeton v. ASU

Must...have...Keeton v. ASU daily fix...vision dimming...heart slowing...ahhhhhhhhhhhhhhh...

"Oh the haters
"Hate the voters
"And the voters
"Hate the haters
"And the politicians hate
"Each other
"And everyone hates the news"
(With apologies to Tom Lehrer's "National Brotherhood Week")

baronvonreich
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baronvonreich 07/26/10 - 06:35 pm
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KSLMonday, Jul. 26 3:18 PM

KSLMonday, Jul. 26 3:18 PM Grouse, the worst thing about true atheists is that they are so arrogant. You cannot prove that there is no supreme force in the universe anymore than Christians, or Jews, or Muslims can prove that there is.

And if people want to take the Bible literally, what is it to you as long as they don't murder you in the name of their religion or force their beliefs on you, which they obviously haven't?
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Where today or in the past have atheists tried to discriminate against others or limit the rights of others? Surely you also aren't implying that the religious followers of the Bible don't force their beliefs onto others? History would contradict that notion at every turn.

And KSL perhaps you should educate yourself a little bit more before attempting to correct everybody about everything. You aren't as smart as you always like to think.

per·vert [v. per-vurt; n. pur-vert]
-noun
a person who practices sexual perversion - courtesy of http://dictionary.reference.com/browse/pervert
a person who practises sexual perversion - courtesy of http://www.thefreedictionary.com/pervert
one that has been perverted; specifically : one given to some form of sexual perversion - courtesy of http://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/pervert

baronvonreich
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baronvonreich 07/26/10 - 06:41 pm
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charles cushman - good to see

charles cushman - good to see you duck the question and hurl a personal insult. Very big of you. Now go back to your chair and suck down some more Social Security and Medicare while getting giddy about the Tea Party and their hollow and hypocritical calls about less government, less spending, and lower taxes.

chascush
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chascush 07/26/10 - 07:03 pm
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Baron, ‘good to see you duck

Baron, ‘good to see you duck the question and hurl a personal insult.’
I didn’t duck the question it was just obvious that you don’t’ know the definition of a pervert. Mark Twain had some very good advice that you should have taken. "It is better to keep your mouth closed and let people think you are a fool than to open it and remove all doubt."

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KSL 07/26/10 - 11:25 pm
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Baron, you just chose another

Baron, you just chose another dictionary source, perhaps one that fit your opinion.

I don't try to correct everybody about everything. At least no more than you do.

Are you saying that atheists are not trying to prohibit prayer before public events? The difference in me and you is that they could take an hour before public events and pray to every idea of God who exists and I wouldn't care.

I would probably skip the opening ceremony and come in right before the event.

baronvonreich
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baronvonreich 07/27/10 - 09:20 am
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KSL - I listed 3 separate

KSL - I listed 3 separate dictionary sources so no I didn't cherry pick one source.

Atheists are trying to force the government to abide by the Constitution and court rulings. Nothing oppressive about that.

chascush
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chascush 07/27/10 - 01:47 pm
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Baron, I'll say a little

Baron, I'll say a little prayer for you.

samarrington
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samarrington 07/27/10 - 03:49 pm
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I agree with you, Mr. McNeal.

I agree with you, Mr. McNeal. Willie7, the Democratic party is the giveaway party. The Dems created our slums through the welfare system by giving handouts and not putting people to work. The Dems are the bird feeder, and the welfare recipents are the birds. Why go hunt for food when someone gives it to you free? Where is the incentive?

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