Thursday, July 19, 2007
Wednesday, July 18, 2007
Here was the response I sent to the Paducah Sun. The Courier Journal too.
Editor,Update: While the Courier-Journal published this letter, the Paducah Sun did not. It might be because the Paducah Sun is aligned with the Republican party tighter than anything Rupert Murdoch owns and is a tool of Big Business, but it also might have been because Ms. Cooke was on vacation or that I had an earlier draft accidentally sent out that did not include my contact information (but the later one did).
It was not without some amusement that I read about Senator Bunning's reluctance to come to Fancy Farm to speak because he feared for his safety. I would think that as much as he supports sending our sons and daughters into harms way and away from their families that maybe he could suck it up enough to actually speak to a group of people that he represents that didn't sign a loyalty oath or pay a thousand dollars a plate to come listen to him. I've feared for my safety more on the streets of Washington DC more than I ever have in Fancy Farm, yet I would bet that the Senator will continue going there.
Unfortunately, until 2010, Senator Bunning will probably continue to do so, and to our very detriment.
Update to Update: I was wrong. The Paducah Sun was just slow about calling me. They just called today to try and get it into tomorrow's paper, which is the day before the Fancy Farm picnic.
Update to Update of Update: I was wrong about being wrong, The Paducah Sun did NOT include it in today's paper. However the letters included were about the picnic. One in support of our lamest Senator and one critical. I guess they wanted to look fair and balanced.
Update to Update to Update of Update: I was wrong about being wrong about being wrong. They did publish it on August 4th, the day of the picnic, and my aniversary to boot.
Friday, July 06, 2007
Former Murray Resident, the difference between Clinton's pardons and Bush's recent one is that Clinton had a Federal prosecutor assigned to investigate the pardons (who found no cause to indict). Bush has yet to receive such treatment. What is good for one lame duck ought to be as good for another. Perhaps you also might be interested your president has pardoned "drug dealers" already himself. The list of drug dealers Bush has pardoned so far is Jerry Dean Walker, Wendy St. Charles, Phillip Anthony Emmert, Bobby Mac Berry, Geraldine Gordon, John Gregory Schillace, John Louis Ribando, James Edward Reed, Eric William Olson, Harper James Finucan, Patricia Ann Hultman, George Thomas Harley, Marie Georgette Ginette Briere, and William Sidney Baldwin Sr. It's all public record should you want to look them up.I left off the link to the list of pardons because that has in the past seemed to be a thing that keeps it from being posted. But this doesn't make it. However, this does:
"HEY IF ANY OF YOU THINK YOU SORRY A---- WOULD HAVE BEEN SAVED THEN KEEP THINKING IT IS ALRIGHT FOR BUSH TO KEEP HIM OUT OF JAIL. FOR ME AND MY FAMILY WE WANT EVEN THE RICH TO GET THEIR DUES. IT SHOULD NOT BE JUST THE COMAN EVERY DAY MAN AND WOMAN WHO HAS TO PAY FOR A CRIME BUT IT SHOULD BE THE RICH AND POWERFUL AND I DON'T CARE IF YOU ARE REPUBLICAN OR DEMOCRANT."Which if I may say is certainly worded a little strong, if not too terribly well. But my reply doesn't. My response was not deemed worthy, but this one and the following were considered as contributing to the discussion:
"If you believe the movie SICKO by Fat A-- Michael Moore, then you would believe anything. Can I sell you the Brooklyn Bridge before it gets blown down...."It must be because of the list of names. They don't want to take the time to verify it so they have just excluded it. But that's why I made sure to say "It's all public record".
So here is attempt #2:
Former Murray Resident, the difference between Clinton's pardons and Bush's recent one is that Clinton had a Federal prosecutor assigned to investigate the pardons (who found no cause to indict). Bush has yet to receive such treatment. What is good for one lame duck ought to be as good for another. Perhaps you also might be interested your president has already pardoned "drug dealers" himself. I listed 14 of them here already but apparently that was too much for the sensibilities of this message board. So just google for the list of the people who George W. Bush has pardoned and there are plenty of people with drug convictions on that list. This is a fact! At least that is what I think what stopped my last message or perhaps the editors think I am crazy and are too lazy to verify this simple fact.I probably should have left off the insult off the end, but dang when you have a moderated message board, at least have some published standards that people can purposely adhere to instead of throwing up a hail mary.