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Regarding the Aug. 6 letter to the editor “Color this editorial yellow,” by the Rev. Prescott E. Nead III, I must ask: Was this letter written in jest by the satirical news website The Onion? I laughed when I read it, and just have to give my take on it.

It appears to make the unfolding scandals phony by saying it would be uncovered by the 24/7 news organizations. Which one should I choose? MSNBC, where the lead evening presenter gets a thrill up his leg at the mention of President Obama? Or CNN, where Candy Crowley interjected herself and lied during the presidential debates? Maybe Al-Jazzeera’s English service. Or how about NBC – maybe it could divert resources from its upcoming Hillary Clinton mini-series.

I suggest Nead just turn on C-SPAN and watch the committees as they are stonewalled by the Obama administration on the release of documents.

Nead states that readers should just “Google” it to get the real story. Does he suggest the Huffington Post? The Daily Beast? The Daily Kos? I recently read a quote on the Internet attributed to Abraham Lincoln: “Anything you read on the Internet must be true.” That is, if we are one of the Rev. Nead’s “intelligent” readers. I believe Nead confuses “intelligent” with uninformed, low-information readers.

Allow me to draw his attention to the facts: It took a hostile but honest press from June 17, 1972, to Aug. 8, 1974 to bring down a president. Does he honestly think that today’s news organizations, in which network presidents have relatives who work for Obama, would actually investigate? Fox News can’t do it all. ...

I read the editorial Nead referred to (“Phony indignation,” Aug. 1), and it contains both pathos and logos, attributes of a good opinion piece. It is a far cry from yellow journalism. There were no “unnamed sources” or unabashed self-promotion, but rather an opinion, on an opinion page.

I have to wonder if the good Rev. Nead gets his information from one of those 24/7 news outlets that has opinion masquerading as news and no longer can tell the difference.

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allhans
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allhans 08/13/13 - 02:13 pm
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When discussing politics,

When discussing politics, i.e. Obama and Hillary the Liberal side shows, but on local issues it's not so obvious.

allhans
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allhans 08/13/13 - 02:18 pm
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In regards to Fannie and

In regards to Fannie and Freddie restrictions will be eased. Mortgage brokers will be back to financing a house that the buyer can't possibly pay for. Rather than foreclose on these properties, then, yes, then, the government will step in. (C-Span panel)

t3bledsoe
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t3bledsoe 08/13/13 - 02:35 pm
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t3bledsoe @ 11:47

"""You know, like all of the governments that Republicans are supposed to HATE !!"

""""Where do you get these idiotic ideas?""""

Angela, "DO YOU REALLY think that I would write this response JUST TO answer MY response ??!! DO YOU REALLY want to win the debate THAT BADLY ??!! OOOK, YOU WIN !!" And, maybe if we "wish upon a star" long enough, we can pretend we have never enjoyed debating each other !!" LET'S BE REAL ABOUT THE TRUTH !!

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CobaltGeorge 08/13/13 - 02:55 pm
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Angela,

are you sure that bledsoe isn't stalking you??

Humble Angela
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Humble Angela 08/13/13 - 03:03 pm
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t3bledsoe......has it
Unpublished

t3bledsoe......has it occurred to you that it may have been the editor who removed the comment because he or someone else found it offensive? If it makes you feel better, I will forward the email from Sean to you.

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Bizkit 08/13/13 - 03:16 pm
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Bad Angela writing offensive

Bad Angela writing offensive comments. Is that Mia Sorvino? Errr something like that. I'm setin'up a bookie with you and Tbledsoe. No offensive comments, or eye poken. Tomorrow I'll place and take bets on who will win. I should say good luck to you both but I gotta pick a winner.

Humble Angela
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Humble Angela 08/13/13 - 03:20 pm
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Mr Bledsoe....would you
Unpublished

Mr Bledsoe....would you kindly show us all how to completely delete a comment that you have already made, and leave no trace that it was there?

t3bledsoe
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t3bledsoe 08/13/13 - 03:34 pm
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CobaltGeorge / HA

First, CobaltGeorge you have NO basis to suggest this !!

Second, "Angela, I made it all up. I APOLOGIZE most sincerely !! I am just glad you are still willing to keep the lines of communications open."

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Humble Angela 08/13/13 - 03:36 pm
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You should check your email.
Unpublished

You should check your email. You will find out how making baseless accusations can bite you.

Humble Angela
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Humble Angela 08/13/13 - 03:37 pm
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CG has exactly the same basis
Unpublished

CG has exactly the same basis as you have for accusing George Zimmerman of stalking........none.

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Sean Moores 08/13/13 - 03:38 pm
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@t3bledsoe

Only comment moderators can fully remove comments. If a comment disappears entirely, one of us removed it - probably me.

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t3bledsoe 08/13/13 - 03:41 pm
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Bizkit @ 4:25

This is a new tactic from the conservatives. Make a comment, mysteriously delete it, THEN make the liberal think he is ready for the rubber room !! JUST GREAT !! Liberals will have to try this !!

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Humble Angela 08/13/13 - 03:42 pm
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Scroll up.
Unpublished

Scroll up.

t3bledsoe
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t3bledsoe 08/13/13 - 03:46 pm
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HA @ 4:37

"CG has exactly the same basis as you have for accusing George Zimmerman of stalking........none."

OK, Zimmerman was a stalker, and I will have to let you-all make up fantastic stories about me.

Humble Angela
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Humble Angela 08/13/13 - 03:54 pm
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45 emails since April. Next
Unpublished

45 emails since April. Next highest number of emails from an AC poster is 2. I'll let everyone decide.

Bizkit
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Bizkit 08/13/13 - 04:04 pm
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Can I be a moderator? I would

Can I be a moderator? I would like to make some comments disappear. Can I have that power at home too? Any comments I don't like and poof they are gone. How cool would that be. Biz get off your lazy......poof. Ahhhhhh bliss.

Bizkit
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Bizkit 08/13/13 - 04:16 pm
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Hey my phantom comment has

Hey my phantom comment has disappeared. No notice from Sean-gosh I must have the power. Wow I will be like superman and use my powers wisely and only for good-my good.

Bizkit
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Bizkit 08/13/13 - 04:26 pm
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Have you ever noticed Sean's

Have you ever noticed Sean's picture always has a smile. Well call me paranoid but I kinda think he maybe laughing at our comments. I'm sure he is fair equally laughing at all ideologies comments- equal opportunity laughing. Still.

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carcraft 08/13/13 - 04:50 pm
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I have to laugh when T3 talks

I have to laugh when T3 talks about Wall Street and blaming the Republicans! The Federal Wall Street regulators watched porn,, so the Democrates decided we need more regulators!

t3bledsoe
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t3bledsoe 08/13/13 - 04:50 pm
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Bizkit @ 9:31 AM

"Progressives don't believe in logic because it gets in the way of their agenda. Like freakin'robots."

Are you REALLY going to call liberals "ROBOTS" ?? Liberals GENERALLY have the compassion ( you know like feelings ) that is SADLY lacking in conservatives !

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t3bledsoe 08/13/13 - 04:53 pm
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carcraft @ 5:50

"I have to laugh when T3 talks about Wall Street and blaming the Republicans! The Federal Wall Street regulators watched porn,, so the Democrates decided we need more regulators!"

WHERE do you get this garbage from ??

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faithson 08/13/13 - 04:54 pm
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ole Abe could not have said it better.........

In the short run the point is that Republican leaders are about to reap the whirlwind, because they haven't had the courage to tell their political base that the Affordable Care Act, a k a Obamacare, is here to stay; that budget sequestration is in fact intolerable; and that in general they have at least for now lost the war over the shape of American society. As a result, we're looking at many drama-filled months, with a high probability of government shutdowns and even debt defaults.
No, really. According to Mr. Rubio: "I think the real question is: Is Barack Obama willing to shut down the government over Obamacare? In essence, I think we should pay our military. I think we should fund the government. I just don't think we should fund Obamacare. And what the president is saying is we either fund Obamacare, or we don't fund anything. And I think that's an unreasonable position. And that's the position he's taken and the Democrats have taken."......
So, where have I heard that before? In Abraham Lincoln's Cooper Union address in 1860, in which he spoke of slave interests declaring that they would break up the Union if Northerners voted in a Republican, which would have made secession the fault of ... anti-slavery forces: "That is cool. A highwayman holds a pistol to my ear, and mutters through his teeth, 'Stand and deliver, or I shall kill you, and then you will be a murderer!' "
Old Abe would have recognized today's Republicans — and would probably have been saddened that this modern equivalent of the people he fought against bear the name, though none of the spirit, of his party.
Paul Krugman, Krugman & Co. | Op-Ed

t3bledsoe
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t3bledsoe 08/13/13 - 04:57 pm
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Bizkit @ 5:16

"Hey my phantom comment has disappeared. No notice from Sean-gosh I must have the power. Wow I will be like superman and use my powers wisely and only for good-my good."

Do you think any conservatives are going to forget this one any time soon ??

t3bledsoe
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t3bledsoe 08/13/13 - 05:05 pm
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HA @ 4:54

"45 emails since April. Next highest number of emails from an AC poster is 2. I'll let everyone decide."

OOOK, "Everyone say it with me and say it LIKE YOU REALLY mean it, t3bledsoe is a friend, NOT A STALKER !! Stalking was George Zimmerman's modus operandi ( spelling )."

t3bledsoe
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t3bledsoe 08/13/13 - 05:07 pm
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Got to go

JUST when I was winning, TOO ! Maybe later.

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KSL 08/13/13 - 05:14 pm
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validPoint
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validPoint 08/13/13 - 05:26 pm
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@myfather15

myfather15, I totally agree with you concerning your comment in reference to SPECIAL OPS. They are designed to "take care of business" when and wherever "taking care of business" is needed. Where they go, nobody knows except them and the one who sends them. In this situation, there is no excuse for them not being mobilized. None at all.

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carcraft 08/13/13 - 06:38 pm
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T3, I'm on my kindle! To

T3, I'm on my kindle! To find out about Wall Street regulators and porn there is a good article on the UK Telegraph about it in 2010. Pretty easy to google! Dodd -Frank created more regulating agencies and regulators! What more do you wants? Barney Frank was not willing to pull in Fannie and Freddie dispite repeated warnings and requests from Bush!

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Red Headed Step Child 08/13/13 - 06:58 pm
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Heck, I was impressed

Heck, I was impressed @t3bledsoe spelled "modus operandi" correctly. ;-)

myfather15
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myfather15 08/13/13 - 07:59 pm
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I'm honestly beginning to

I'm honestly beginning to believe t3bledsoe is neither liberal, nor conservative!! I believe he just likes to come on here and rouse people up. He will say ANYTHING, if he believes it will get people's blood pumping and further the debate. Good job Tim!!

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