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POLITICS: What’s important?

Letter by Craig Chilton, Bonney Lake on Oct. 31, 2011 at 2:45 pm with 10 Comments »
October 31, 2011 2:45 pm

I enjoy reading Eugene Robinson’s columns. It shows how much we disagree.

In his 10-30 column, Robinson tells us there is little opportunity for the poor: “opportunity should be more than just an empty word.” Empty word? There are thousands of Hispanic immigrants working hard and sending millions back home to their families. Asian immigrants open small businesses and work 12 hours a day. They save judiciously and send their kids off to medical school. No opportunity?

On 10-11, The News Tribune published Robinson’s column “What’s not to love about the Occupy Wall Street protests?” I don’t love the smell of body odor tinged with marijuana or anybody that trashes our city parks. The protesters have been innovative though. I never would have come up with the idea of getting a job by camping in a park for six weeks.

I also enjoy hearing President Obama’s speeches. He and the crowd always have so much fun talking about alligators in a moat along the southern border and mocking candidate Scott Brown’s green truck. In a recent speech, Obama stated the Republican jobs plan will cause dirtier air and dirtier water. Is that before or after the Republicans cut down all of the trees in the national forests?

The Republicans need to have more fun. They are always talking about the national debt, job creation and our children’s future. That must be what’s important.

Leave a comment Comments → 10
  1. twentymuLeteamhas1more says:

    Thanks to Craig there is no longer a stereotype about Asians, or a stereotype about OWS protestors, or a stereotype about Republicans

  2. twentymuLeteamhas1more says:

    psst – Craig – were the talking about national debt, job creation or our children’s future in the lesbian bondage show?

  3. Craig – aside from sharing your stereotypes based in your biases…..what do you want to share?

  4. LarryFine says:

    Thanks for pointing out how our immigrant friends understand the United States of America is still the land of opportunity Craig. To bad the race baiting, bed wetters will confuse that with bogotry or stereotyping…

  5. Voltaire says:

    land of opportunity to be electrocuted, if Herman Cain has his way

  6. Actually, the US is ranked 23rd in immigration rates (below Australia and Canada at 14 and 15)…so I’m thinking the opportunities aren’t perceived as being as golden as they once were.

    https://www.cia.gov/library/publications/the-world-factbook/rankorder/2112rank.html

  7. sandblower says:

    Craig wrote: “In a recent speech, Obama stated the Republican jobs plan will cause dirtier air and dirtier water. Is that before or after the Republicans cut down all of the trees in the national forests?”
    Does it matter when? The truth is the truth.

  8. aislander says:

    Good letter, Craig: you seem to have all the right enemies on this forum…

  9. LarryFine says:

    “So?”

  10. Pacman33 says:

    Global Warming ……

    ….Uuhhhgg

    Climate Change ……

    ….Uuhhmmm

    National Security!

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