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CONGRESS: Republicans are betting against America

Letter by Earl D. Erickson, Tacoma, on July 20, 2012 at 9:52 am with 121 Comments »
July 20, 2012 1:02 pm

It is obvious to anybody with any degree of common sense or political savvy that Republicans in Congress are betting against America. They have control of the House, and no plan for jobs is on the table at all. Their plan is always obstruct and deny President Obama a second term. They’re so bold they even admit it.

Every job plan Obama has laid on the table has been defeated and strongly criticized. Their lies would be laughable if they weren’t so serious.

This is the worst Congress ever in the history of America, and it does not bother them. They figure Citizens United and their wealthy coffers will buy the presidency for Mitt Romney. And doing so, their plan for America is a sure bet against America.

How else can you perceive it? They’re against women’s issues, and they disdain children’s public education. They have a thumbs-down attitude toward collective bargaining and unions. They attempt to suppress voting.

We need aggressive action to correct this dirty mess of politics and destruction. If not, it could lead to civil discourse to an alarming degree. Please show up at the polls and vote the obstructionists out of office.

Leave a comment Comments → 121
  1. menopaws says:

    Great letter…..My only comment is that the real Republicans have all been drummed out of the party for not being radical enough. This party should be called the American Taliban. The elderly, the sick, the poor, women and people of color need not apply…..good Republicans who want to work to build america–need not apply…..This radical group is dangerous to our nation.

  2. fanciladi says:

    Hummm…you must be looking through ‘Obama colored glasses’, Earl! You are swallowing everything the Dems and Liberal Dems are dishing out!

    Republicans want to fix our nation as it’s being pushed over the financial cliff!

    Neither Party is perfect…but the Dems seem to be living in a fantasty world and want to bring the USA out of our greatness…we are a great nation, but we are being ‘given away’ to other nations by an Administration that really doesn’t see the greatness!!! Very, very sad situation…

    Earl…I hope you get an awakening and soon…your letters worry me about your state of mind…

  3. sandblower says:

    fanci, my dear, you are the one who needs help……..soon. Do you not understand Keynesian economic theory? We need more of it, not less.

  4. Fanciladi,
    You must be wearing blinders.

    It was the Republicans who drove us over the financial cliff, and it is the Republicans who have prevented each and every attempt to get the US back on course.

    We were a Great Nation, and will be again – but not as long as the Republicans are able to block and obstruct all actions in Congress.

  5. fanciladi says:

    I don’t need any help…I’m doing fine but, the way our government is going it is NOT fine!

  6. tree_guy says:

    The letter writer is angry that the Republicans don’t have a jobs “plan”.

    I’m not authorized to speak for the Republican Party but I would suggest that the Republican jobs “plan” would be to remove red tape, needless regulation, burdensome employment taxes and provisions.

    Not every problem can be addressed with yet another government “program.” The 2009 stimulus bill was an utter failure but it seems that people like Earl refuse to use the experience to fashion a better America. I guess we could say that Earl and other liberals are betting against America.

  7. fanciladi says:

    Agree, tree_guy!

    sandblower…interesting site: http://www.wisegeek.com/what-is-keynesian-economics.htm

    xring: as usual I totally disagree with you!

  8. menopaws says:

    There are good Republicans but they are leaving in droves because they won’t sign “pledges” or spout venom against those not fortunate enough to be white males…………Our economy would have bounced back 2 years ago if both parties had worked on these problems together. However, when the Republican leader of the Senate stands in front of cameras and say, quite openly, that it is NOT his goal to fix America–it is his goal to make Obama a one term President and they will stymie all legislation in pursuit of that goal—-well, that isn’t love of country talking now is it? It’s all about the power and getting that black man out of THEIR WHITE HOUSE.

  9. tree_guy says:

    Republican’s “spout venom against those not fortunate to be white males” menopaws.

    Would you provide a link to that information or was that just something you made up? My wife is a republican and she’s neither white nor a male.

  10. sumyungboi says:

    Years ago, I wrote a letter to the editor, regarding the politics of the closure of the Woodbrook Drive exit off of I-5. I was called by one of the editors who asked about the chronology of events concerning that. Point was, he didn’t want to print a letter that was passing off conjecture and personal opinion as fact.

    Today we have: “They have control of the House, and no plan for jobs is on the table at all.”

    Really. And by virtue of printing this mindless drivel, the TNT is complicit in the lie. If they’d printed a letter that perhaps said, “all of the Republican plans are horrible, and I’m glad the Senate is sitting on them”, okay, but to print outright lies under the cover of “letters to the editor” is unacceptable.

  11. fanciladi says:

    …and what about the Democratic leader of the Senate…old Reid won’t bring up any House bills to be voted on at all… What about Reid, menopaws???

    Obama should be a one term president…actually, in my opinion a ‘no’ term president. He doesn’t know what he doing as far as the country goes…he’s never had a job to speak of. He’s been given many things by the government and he thinks that’s the way it should be. He’s wrong!!! From what I can see he’s a man who loves his family, which is good, but that doesn’t help him lead our country. Since he’s president…one term sounds good!!!

  12. Meanwhile…..

    Republicans kill U.S. jobs bill designed to curb job outsourcing
    July 20, 2012

    Thursday afternoon Republicans in the U.S. Senate blocked a bill designed to help American job growth by providing tax break incentives to companies investing in jobs in America while at the same time removing existing tax breaks gained by companies that outsource jobs beyond U.S. borders.

    http://www.examiner.com/article/republicans-kill-u-s-jobs-bill-designed-to-curb-job-outsourcing

  13. BigSwingingRichard says:

    How bad does the economy need to get for people to decide Obama’s an amateur, unqualified to manage the economy?

    He says jobs are his first priority yet he not even met with his “Jobs Council” in over six months!

    Given his record spending, increases in the national debt, the high level of unemployment, disparagement of entrepreneurs, lack of executive leadership, hubris and arrogance, love of tax increases to solve all problems and his penchant to divide America with class warfare, why is this election even close?

    If voters have not yet figured this guy out, I am afraid for the future of our country.

  14. the only presidents to EVER balance the budget have been liberals. the republicans always get us into debt then scream about the deficit.

  15. BigSwingingRichard couldn’t put the situation any plainer.Unfornatley there are those that still can’t see the forest for the trees.When the real facts become known,it will be too late to correct the many mistakes that are being made by this Administration.

  16. nwcolorist says:

    The Dems idea of job creation is to pass a stimulus, then skim 40% off the top for the bureaucrats and friends before hiring their favorite union contractor to do the job.

    As tree guy stated, if you really want job creation, start cutting the red tape and hoops that business has to jump through. Two-thirds of all jobs are created by small and medium size business.

    If Congress is really serious,that’s where the focus should be.

  17. menopaws says:

    Olympia Snowe is also a Republican and after a long, distinguished career, she is leaving….and, she has been quite clear about why that it………..the partisanship that is mean-spirited and venomous……..she is a lovely woman and a respected politician and she has had ENOUGH. As far as Obama being amateur, how did that MBA President who invaded a country work out for America? Or the current guy who was a ONE TERM governor who ran the Olympics and started a hedge fund with South American money……..If you want to argue qualifications, be careful….Little rich boys with family $$$ haven’t exactly proven anything but that money can buy you a political office…………I’m tired of the Obama bashing. During the primaries, the Republicans had a clown car full of real whack jobs squaring off……….Donald Trump, Hermann Cain, Rick Perry, Romney and his $10,000 bet, Newt, the serial adulterer….If Republicans are going to bash Obama–they need to come up with SOMEONE of real stature………Still waiting…….and waiting…and waiting…..Jon Huntsman was their only shot and he wasn’t crazy enough for them, was he??? Sensible, educated, intelligent public servant……..didn’t fit into the clown car…….So, before you cast stones…check out the size of your own glass house.

  18. spotted1 says:

    It is partisan politics. Neither side is truly wanting to work with the other side. In the end, since both sides are out of touch with the average citizen, it is the average citizen who is harmed the most.

    As far as the oveseas jobs bill, consider this. Would you truly want all the jobs back here? Consider the increased cost of American goods. The average American would not be able to purchase goods that were made here due to the increased production costs. Sadly, we need those jobs and businesses overseas to survive as middle and lower class individuals.

  19. MyBandito says:

    The single-most important political goal of the Republican Party is to unseat Obama. To do that they have to make sure that the economy doesn’t improve while Obama is president, so don’t expect any help from the Republicans.

    Secondly, they believe that the only way to create jobs is to redistribute more and more wealth to the already overly wealthy and dramatically reduce, or eliminate, the minimum wage. Once the middle class is gone jobs should begin to open up, or trickle down….so to speak.

  20. T_g,
    Noone needs to speak for the Republican’s – they have already shown that there versions of job plans aways begins with tax cuts for the rich, and tax cuts and deregulation for big businesses; and ends with sending more US jobs overseas.

    Fanc – that is because you are so terrible un-informed.

    Reid allows some bills to come to the floor, just not the symbolic ones, or those whose goals are not in the best interests of the Country or the Majority of Americans.

    In the previous Congress, when the House was under Democratic control, Senate Republicans blocked over 500 bills (many that they had previously supported) for no other reason than the bill would mike
    Obama and the Democrats look good.

    Romney loves his family, and one term would be the end of our nation as we know it.

    Sumy – the GOP does control the House, and have no plan that would actually increase jobs in this country.

    BSR – how long did it take for people to wise up to the fact that

    Republicans only care about the rich and big businesses and are actively trying to destroy the economy.

    What you refer to as ‘his record’ are lies or things that have not happened.

    Spending – Congress controls the purse strings. Every penny that Obama spends, and what he spends it on, are controlled by Congress.
    Tax increases – name one tax that has increased under Obama? Answer is NONE.

    Dividing America = we were not divided until republicans started stealing from the poor, working, and middle classes in order to give the rich more and large tax breaks.

    Sincere – those who cannot see the forest always vote for republicans.

    NWC – the republican idea of a jobs bill is one that sends more US jobs overseas

  21. Lynnwoodfats says:

    My guy’s better thhan your guy.

  22. sumyungboi says:

    xring: “Sumy – the GOP does control the House, and have no plan that would actually increase jobs in this country.”

    You flat out admit that dems are holding up legislation, and you’re okay with that because you don’t like the legislation. But get all hissy when repubs hold up legislation. Nice.

  23. menopaws says:

    Ronald Reagan is dead…….Until the Republicans can come up with a real, genuine candidate of their own, they have NO business making fun of Obama………Say whatever floats your boat—you certainly don’t believe this motley crew running the party right now gives you bragging rights to anything, do you??? Obama may indeed lose—but, trust me, we WON’T be better off if it happens. Mr. Romney will NEVER be in charge-between Cheney, the Koch Brothers, and Grover—-what happens in the White House will have him as the annointed front man……..And, we will be at war within 6 months……..Guaranteed.

  24. took14theteam says:

    Someone else needs to get a lighter gage of tin foil for her hat.

    So you don’t like the Obama bashing, eh. Well too bad. 8 years of Bush bashing is coming home to roost.
    What goes around, comes around. Suck it up and stop ranting…..

  25. menopaws says:

    Hey I can suck it up…….But, when are you guys going to get serious and find a candidate who isn;’t a whack job or a front man for the Koch Brothers…..Come talk to all of us when you quit the clown car……….In the meantime—-watch your glass house……those stones tend to shatter the biggest and the best of hypocrites.

  26. fanciladi says:

    Xring…I’m not un-informed… The political dance goes both ways, only the Liberal dance is much nastier!!! Why nastier??? Probably because they can get away with it…media in their corner and that is a proven fact. Double standard in its fullness!

    Political gamesmanship is also a dance by both Parties, although the Conservatives get the shaft and the Liberals get a pass by the Media…most Media!

    Holder’s decision to not prosecute those Black Panthers at the polling place was a big decider for me about the Obama Administration. It, plus other actions show it is a racist administration! Race should have nothing to do with being prosecuted as a threat to voters! But, in this case it was…not good…not good at all!!!

  27. What goes around, comes around. Suck it up and stop ranting…..

    If that post is the gauge of the maturity of your rhetoric I would suggest you try to get thicker.

  28. and that is a proven fact.

    No, it isn’t.

    You guys need to learn the difference between fact and opinion.

  29. fanciladi says:

    BB…it isn’t??? It’s been established many times over by example after example…

  30. charliebucket says:

    no it isn’t ‘fact’ fancilady. it is some entertainers’ opinions. more than likely stated over and over again to increase their profits.

    beerboy you have made some good points in a few threads lately, as always, and some of them are also quite witty like the gauge one above, nicely done. LOL.

  31. Bb, rank the networks yourself. Post it. Let’s see your “opinion”.

  32. fanciladi says:

    Hummm…interesting…so 2 plus 2 don’t add up to 4…interesting….

  33. sumyungboi says:

    menopas: “Come talk to all of us when you quit the clown car”

    This is a huge problem with the left in particular. The left purports to speak for americans, or for reasonable people, or for those smart enough to see the truth of their wisdom. Who’s this “us” stuff? You certainly don’t speak for most of the people I know. And when I see hippies and occupiers mindlessly chanting whatever some goofball with a megaphone tells them to chant, and purposely provoking police just so an army of cell phones can get it all on video, I don’t see reasonable people at all. I see immature people who should have been spanked as kids when they threw fits.

  34. “Dems seem to be living in a fantasty world and want to bring the USA out of our greatness”

    Really? Perhaps you could post some quotes from Democrats who said they wanted such a thing? Got facts?

  35. took14theteam says:

    CB is attacking me via BB. I am calling the police…

    :-)

  36. “So you don’t like the Obama bashing, eh. Well too bad. 8 years of Bush bashing is coming home to roost.
    What goes around, comes around. Suck it up and stop ranting…..”

    Translation: Waaaaaah! They started it!

  37. took14theteam says:

    Translation: Waaaaaah! They started it!

    If that post is the gauge of the maturity of your rhetoric I would suggest you try to get thicker.

    ;-)

  38. fanciladi: Holder’s decision to not prosecute those Black Panthers at the polling place was a big decider for me about the Obama Administration. It, plus other actions show it is a racist administration! Race should have nothing to do with being prosecuted as a threat to voters!

    Obviously you never did any research or read why the DOJ did not prosecute. There was a legal determination as to what took place and who was responsible. You may not like it, but it was addressed. You are the one that so quickly brough up race. Your motives are what is suspect. But this is America and you are entitled to your opinion.

    You should get with BigRichardCranium and TookTheTea. Compare fantasies, revise history, spew; repeat. Revel in your hatred.

  39. ct7 – ALL of the “news” networks are busy peddling whatever movie, music celebrity, TV show that their parent company tells them to. ABC with Diane Sawyer is especially cloying – sometimes it seems like the gossip hour.

    I don’t watch the “news” very often and, instead, read several different sources – including international newspapers.

  40. BB…it isn’t???

    That’s correct, it isn’t.

  41. So you judge without any personal knowledge? Interesting.

  42. fanciladi says:

    sevanup…I do not agree with you at all! Yes, it was addressed with very fuzzy words. I do not appreciate being ‘put down’ personally. You don’t know me and what I know! I don’t know you and what you and what you know! AND you don’t know who I know! SO it seems you feel your opinion is falidated if you put people down because they don’t agree with you…

    To disagree with each other is one thing…but to go beyond that with personal ‘put downs’ because you think you know it all, it something quite different!

  43. fanciladi says:

    BB…fact and opinion meanings are hard to divorce from each other… Being a college professor type doesn’t mean someone has the upper-hand on everything… Proving a ‘fact’ can be different to different people. It’s not as easy as you have said…and not as clear as you seem to think…

  44. fanciladi says:

    sevanup…’validated’ No edit feature… :(

  45. fanciladi, there is nothing wrong in not seeing eye to eye. In that we agree. In the matter of the Panthers ( I can’t believe we’re discussing something so minor (my opinion)), the DOJ, in my opinion, stayed within the letter of the law. The knucklehead with the stick was admonished but did not do any jail time and his chapter of the New Black Panther Party was disbanded by the national organization. I believe he also admitted his stupidity in brandishing a billy club in and around a polling place.

    I don’t believe I was putting you down personally. But if you took it that way, my apologies. But understand. These discussion boards can be rough and tumble; not for the thin of skin. Besides if all we did was put each other down, there would be no honest exchange of ideas, now would there?

  46. “If that post is the gauge of the maturity of your rhetoric I would suggest you try to get thicker.”

    “That post” was a response to the childish claim that I quoted. Sorry you failed to understand that.

  47. “Holder’s decision to not prosecute those Black Panthers at the polling place”

    That decision was made by the Bush administration.

  48. took14theteam says:

    Guess you need to get a life Hill.

    Did you see the little emoticon?

    I think you are stalking and bullying me.

  49. “I think you are stalking and bullying me”

    You are tokus4theteam aren’t you?

  50. sumyungboi says:

    ehill, you’re either lying, or you need to refuse your next spoon feeding from the leftist media.

    The Bush administration dropped criminal charges, and promptly filed a civil lawsuit using the voting rights act.

    You puppets are so funny!

  51. fanciladi says:

    Thanks, sevanup… I agree with the rough and tumble…and some get pleasure out of putting people down…perhaps I misread your comment.

    From what what I had read on the Black Panther situation they were going to be prosecuted by the Bush Administration until the Obama Administration took over and then Holder dropped it. Anyway, that’s how I read it, plus what I heard reported.

    Thanks again….

  52. fanciladi says:

    ehill: That decision was made by the Bush administration. That isn’t what I read and heard reported… The Bush Administration was going to prosecute them.

  53. took14theteam says:

    What is in your sevanup?

    It was a play on the bucket dude. Pay attention.

  54. bobcat1a says:

    I guess fanciladi never heard of Rupert Murdock or Rush, or Glenn or Sean. Or they’re liberals???

  55. Tookthetea I know. I follow you guys across the boards. It was just a play on the moniker. ‘in my sevanup; good one. Lol

  56. fanciladi says:

    bobcat1a…and you’re saying what???

  57. EqualityNow says:

    My friends and I are really disappointed in the Republican party because all they do is obstruct Mr. Obama’s job plans. How does this obstruction help create jobs? These republicans don’t care at all about improving things in the country right now. All they care about it making their donors happy. These “representatives” shouldn’t put politics ahead of the people, and sadly, that’s exactly what’s going on. It’s so sad.

  58. averageJose says:

    Sorry Earl, you have it backward. The dems were betting against America all during the last administration… both economically and strategically. Then they took the house and senate brining their plans to fruition. They got their man in the Whitehouse and now we find ourselves in a major pickle. They seem to want to double down on failed policies both domestically and abroad. We just can’t afford it monetarily or in terms os national credibility.

    Have a nice day. :)

  59. sumyungboi says:

    Equalitynow: “My friends and I are really disappointed in the Republican party because all they do is obstruct Mr. Obama’s job plans”

    I’m sure you guys are, Lee, but learn to deal with it.

  60. fanciladi says:

    The writer of this letter had an interesting conversation with someone I know… The writer definitely does not have a clue… :)

  61. “From what what I had read on the Black Panther situation they were going to be prosecuted by the Bush Administration until the Obama Administration took over and then Holder dropped it. Anyway, that’s how I read it, plus what I heard reported.”

    Prosecutions for voter intimidation are extremely rare. The criminal charges were dropped by the Bush administration. State and local authorities declined to pursue criminal charges as well.

    The Obama administration dropped civil charges against all but one of the individuals (the one holding a baton). The Obama administration obtained an injunction that prevented the individual from displaying a weapon within 100 feet of a polling place for the next four years.

    http://m.jacksonville.com/news/national/2010-07-29/story/fact-check-reports-voter-intimidation-appear-exaggerated

    http://www.politifact.com/truth-o-meter/statements/2010/jul/23/bill-oreilly/bill-oreilly-blames-obama-administration-not-pursu/

    Facts. They trump myths every time.

  62. Proving a ‘fact’ can be different to different people. It’s not as easy as you have said…and not as clear as you seem to think…

    I find it fascinating that conservatives – who so often bemoan “moral relativism” – are so eager to embrace the “truthiness” that signifies the postmodern condition.

    I do love the little anti-intellectual dig at me being a “college professor type” – really completes the picture.

  63. sumyungboi says:

    ehill: “Facts. They trump myths every time”

    Yes, they do, and it’s refreshing to see that you’ve at least educated yourself on the NBPP case. This was sort of a lesson to you in how leftist puppeteers can make you look stupid when you simply take their word for granted. Maybe next time, you’ll think before you type, and spare yourself the humiliation of having the entire forum call you out.

  64. averageJose says:

    LOL sumyung… that’s like saying ‘that outfit makes you look fat.

  65. MyBandito says:

    beerBoy- The word is falidated. (validated fallacy)

    Falidated: The feeling a Conservative gets when others agree with his false facts and truthinesses.

    Thank you fanciladi.

  66. fanciladi says:

    Nothing gets done on these comment threads…no one changes their minds…everyone has the OWN ‘facts’, ‘opinions’, and links to this and that. Everyone touts and spouts their own jabs, snide remarks and more at the other posters… Oh, there may be a few exceptions, very few and I’m not including myself in those few!

    Have a good day… :)

    Oh, MyBandito…falidated is NOT a word…not funny in the least or most… :(

  67. sumyungboi says:

    fanciladi, communists have been working for over a hundred years to get where they’re at. One mind at a time. When America becomes a communist oligarchy, and it will, the same type of people who ranted against capitalism will be ranting against communism, same as happened in the soviet bloc. These people are losers who’ll lose under any system, but losers make good tools for those who think they’ll gain power with change. One mind at a time…

  68. And the John Birch society chirps in….

  69. Be sure to check under your bed at night for commies.

  70. Eat your veggies or the commies will get you!

  71. Oh we’re meeting at the courthouse at eight o’clock tonight
    You just come in the door and take the first turn to the right
    Be careful when you get there, we’d hate to be bereft
    But we’re taking down the names of everybody turning left

    ‘Cause we’re the John Birch Society, the John Birch Society
    Here to save this country from a communistic plot
    We’re the John Birch Society, help us swell the ranks
    To get this movement started, we need lots of tools and cranks

    Now there’s no one that’s certain that the Kremlin doesn’t touch
    We think that Westbrook Pegler doth protest a bit too much
    We only hail the hero from whom we got our name
    We’re not sure what he did, but he’s our hero all the same

    Join the John Birch Society, the John Birch Society
    Socialism is the ism dismalist of all
    Join the John Birch Society, there’s so much to do
    Have you heard they’re serving vodka at the W.C.T.U.

    Well you’ve heard about the agents that we’ve already named
    Well M.C.A. has agents that are flatly unashamed
    We’re after Rosie Clooney, we’ve gotten Pinky Lee
    And the day we get Red Skelton won’t that be a victory

    For we’re the John Birch Society, the John Birch Society
    Norman Vincent Peale may think he’s kidding us along
    But the John Birch Society knows he spilled the beans
    He keeps on preaching brotherhood, but we know what he means

    We’ll teach you how to spot ‘em in the city or the sticks
    ‘Cause even Jasper Junction is just full of Bolsheviks
    The CIA’s subversive and so’s the FCC
    There’s no one left but thee and we, and we’re not sure of thee

    Oh we’re the John Birch Society, the John Birch Society
    Here to save our country from a Communistic plot
    Join the John Birch Society, holding off the Reds
    We’ll use our hands and hearts, and if we must, we’ll use our heads

    Do you want Justice Warren to be your Commissar?
    Do you want Mrs. Khrushchev in there with the DAR?
    You cannot trust your neighbors, or even next-of-kin
    If mommy is a Commie then you gotta turn her in

    To the John Birch Society, the John Birch Society
    Fighting for the right to fight the right fight for the right
    Join the John Birch Society, as we’re marching on
    We’ll all be glad to see you when we’re meeting in the John
    In the John, In the John Birch Society

    — “The John Birch Society” (Michael Brown)

  72. “…having the entire forum call you out.”

    The entire forum? The only “calling out” was done by you. I suspected there were multiple sock-puppets being used in here, so thanks for the confirmation.

  73. MyBandito says:

    “…not funny in the least or most…” :(

    Yes it is, and it’s all because of you. :)

  74. sumyungboi says:

    ehill, you were lied to by your leftist handlers for the purpose of spreading those lies. You sucked it up like a sponge and ended up looking really stupid here, but don’t lash out at me. I know, I know, it’s like when I was in the academy and learning about domestics, the wife can get the crap beat out of her, but in the end, she’s probably going to defend her man. :)

  75. sumyungboi says:

    beerboy, isn’t it funny how you blew the “John Birch” whistle, and ehill came running? I was wondering if a Pocatello bus station troller such as yourself actually has clout among the more meager minded. Let’s face it, city liberals tend to be more stupid than rural liberals, (it’s relative) and Tacoma is basically the Jersey City of Washington.

  76. Jersey City has cleaned up. Newark is a better example.

  77. Tacoma is more the Richmond CA of WA.

    yungboi…..keep it up with the absurd insults. Eventually the moderator will notice. I’m sure you can stretch your imagination and come up with a new screen name.

  78. sumyungboi says:

    only happened once, beerboy. I was “Parkland” once, and have not the foggiest idea why I was banned under that moniker. I’ve pushed the envelope far more in my current moniker than I ever did as “Parkland”, but I think that perhaps that had to do with my familiarity to the editors as much as anything.

  79. averageJose says:

    LOL @ the dance teach for calling someone else out for <absurd insults… priceless.

  80. averageJose says:

    Oh… and I’ll wager parkland never posed as 2 different commenters during the same time period … complimenting himself, Arts.

    You know where to insert the emoticon. ;)

  81. If it is meant to go up a rear – you will do nicely – here….start with these.

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  82. That was funny

  83. sumyungboi says:

    beerboy: “Tacoma is more the Richmond CA of WA.”

    Not a bad analogy, really. You don’t want to get lost here as a tourist, but if you have an unwashed knit cap, a crappy little tent that stinks, and parents that’ll give you an allowance at age 25 for being a dou–bag, this is the place for you. Not sure what you’re still doing in Idaho, beerboy.

  84. Mountain biking, backpacking, owning a home, working a job, brewing beer, growing tomatoes, and wasting time on this site…..

  85. took14theteam says:

    You should have used this beerBoy.

    (_*_)

    :-)

  86. averageJose says:

    LM (_*_) off !

  87. sumyungboi says:

    beerboy: “Mountain biking, backpacking ..”

    One of my kids lives in Eureka, and I drive down there to visit now and then. One Saturday, she had a few friends over for a bbq, and one of them was patting herself on the back for being so liberal, Eureka was such a liberal and tolerant city. My kid promptly noted that Eureka is about 99% white and about 99% working class, and that it’s very easy to be liberal and tolerant when everyone’s the same. (I was very proud of her) How’s it down there in the big Idaho city, beerboy?

  88. “Eureka is about 99% white”

    Which is also a close approximation of the delegates at the 2008 Republican convention. 93% white, if I recall correctly.

  89. “ehill, you were lied to by your leftist handlers for the purpose of spreading those lies. You sucked it up like a sponge and ended up looking really stupid here, but don’t lash out at me. I know, I know, it’s like when I was in the academy and learning about domestics, the wife can get the crap beat out of her, but in the end, she’s probably going to defend her man”

    Thanks for living down to my expectations.

  90. MyBandito says:

    2010 Census data

    The 2010 United States Census[46] reported that Eureka had a population of 27,191. The population density was 1,881.3 people per square mile (726.4/km²). The racial makeup of Eureka was 21,565 (79.3%) White, 514 (1.9%) African American, 1,011 (3.7%) Native American, 1,153 (4.2%) Asian, 176 (0.6%) Pacific Islander, 1,181 (4.3%) from other races, and 1,591 (5.9%) from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 3,143 persons (11.6%).

    Just in case reality matters.

  91. sumyungboi says:

    ehill, bottom line, you lied. Not sure why, but it remains that lied. You’re a liar.

  92. sumyungboi says:

    bandito: “Just in case reality matters”

    By your own stats, Eureka is 98.1% non-black which is really what we’re talking about here, isn’t it?

    Oh, of course I can see it coming, but look in the mirror first.

    And I just dig how some people have so little life that they need to check out every little factoid on the internet.

  93. sumyungboi says:

    ehill: “2008 Republican convention. 93% white”

    Yeah, almost as white as obama’s campaign team.

  94. Camden, NJ, is yet another example of excessive liberalism. Added to the growing list of uninhabitable cities and towns controlled by demokrats. I’m still waiting on these libs to explain why states such as Ohio, Wisconsin, Texas are prospering when states controlled by the same ol’ Marion Berry type politicians are face down in the mud. Any liberal out there have an explanation?

  95. “Yeah, almost as white as obama’s campaign team.”

    waaah! All the other kids are doing it!

  96. end italics

  97. “ehill, bottom line, you lied. Not sure why, but it remains that lied. You’re a liar”

    And your mother wears Army boots. Yawn.

  98. sumy – looked at Eureka as a possible place to relocate to in 2004 and open a business….decided upon Tacoma instead.

    where I live the dominant culture is Mormon – which is great if you are a Mormon and the rest of the clan looks out for you but not so wonderful if you are considered a “Gentile”…. As we are one of three “university towns” in Idaho – we are considered “liberal” here but still way right of the norm in Tacoma – the FBI and Idaho National Laboratory (nuclear research) are two of the biggest employers here.

  99. “Personally, I don’t give a s—”

    thank you, Captain Obvious.

  100. alindasue says:

    beerBoy,

    You beat me to it. I was going to point out that a “beerBoy” in a town that is ONLY about 60-70% LDS (compared to nearby Rexburg at over 80%) is far from living in a place where it is “very easy to be liberal and tolerant when everyone’s the same.”

    Not that all LDS people are the same…

    sumyungboi said, “By your own stats, Eureka is 98.1% non-black which is really what we’re talking about here, isn’t it?”

    Actually, the point I got out of what he said was that over 11% of Eureka is Hispanic – and that not everything is a black/white issue.
    That applies both to race or to extremes in politics.

    As far as I am concerned, any politicians who put “party” concerns ahead of working together to find the compromises and solutions needed for this country is “betting against America.” There is no excuse for the partisan selfishness that has put a stranglehold on our legislatures these last couple years. I, for one, am sick of it. I don’t care which “party” is in charge as long as the work is actually getting done. In the last two years, it hasn’t been.

    ehill,
    I’m kind of partial to Bob Dylan’s “Talkin’ John Birch Paranoid Blues” or Arlo Guthrie’s “The Pause of Mr. Claus”. ^-^b

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7vrGOvgYdtg
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=17gKw_j6Qq0

  101. alindasue says:

    By the way, for those of you inclined to insult Tacoma…

    I’ve lived in several cities and near cities (suburbs) in my life. I think Tacoma is among the best of them. We have the best of city conveniences, easy access to nature both within and without the city, quality museums and arts, just about any type of restaurant a person can think of, a wide variety of people from different backgrounds adding their input to our communities, and a relaxed attitude that can’t be found up north in Seattle.

    Politics aside, what’s not to like about Tacoma?

  102. You have never lived on the east coast. From food to your arts to parks to business, blows T-town away.

    Now, one man is hired to bridge gaps between the parties. The President. Clinton did it well and the country benefited. The current occupier cannot.

    If bi-partisan abilities are a priority of yours, how can you not vote Romney. In a leftist state he got things done. Like them or not.

  103. alindasue says:

    CT7,
    My dad was in the navy. I spent as much time growing up on the east coast as on the west. All of my sibling were born on the east coast…

    My favorite cities are Tacoma, Washington and Anchorage, Alaska.

    I probably would have voted to Jon Huntsman over President Obama. He has shown the ability to work with people regardless of party.

    Mitt Romney may have “got things done” while in Massachusetts, but then he’s spent much of the last year trying to disavow himself of those things he got done there. He’s so concerned about catering to the Republican party that he fights against even those parts of “Obamacare” that were patterned after the “Romneycare” that he himself had created.

    That doesn’t sound like a candidate who would be “bi-partisan”.

  104. Politics aside, what’s not to like about Tacoma?

    The crime rate – especially violent crimes.

    But, the biggest problem with Tacoma is that it is the “little train that couldn’t” – it keeps looking like it is going to turn the corner and really come into its own yet it finds ways of not ever meeting its potential.

    don’t get me wrong – I have a lasting affection for T-town – otherwise I wouldn’t still be posting here and I wouldn’t have chosen Tacoma as a place to live and open a business. It just can’t quite ever be as good as it could be.

  105. MyBandito says:

    Facts (the reality kind of facts) mean nothing to people like sumyungboi. Yes, I factcheck. Something that you seem to find a waste of time, so you make them up.

    Are you suggesting that these are white people?

    Native American, 1,153 (4.2%) Asian, 176 (0.6%) Pacific Islander, 1,181 (4.3%) from other races, and 1,591 (5.9%) from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 3,143 persons (11.6%)
    It’s just black people that are not white?

    Bottom line, you lied. Not sure why, but it remains that lied. You’re a liar.

  106. aislander says:

    charliebucket writes of beerBoy’s comments:”…and some of them are also quite witty…”

    You’re about half right…

  107. sumyungboi says:

    ehill: “thank you, Captain Obvious”

    Anytime, liar.

  108. back to the letter – not only are Republicans betting against American but they are also rigging the game.

  109. averageJose says:

    LOL x… they’re rigging it by trying to clean up the fraud… the leftist baiters are desperate so out comes the card. Predictable.

  110. Bb- who holds t-town back? The highest paying company in Anerica left. Why? Because it is a leftist dump. No long term vision. Road falling apart. No real sense of community.

    Thanks leftists.

  111. CT7, Russell left to go to Seattle because a bunch of robber barons decided self interest was more important than the finances of the entire nation, so some big banks collapsed from greed.

    A big new building was suddenly vacant and cheaper than the materials that built it because of horrible Republican greed and dismantling of American financial strength.

    They were bought by Northwestern Mutual, becoming a subsidiary of the largest provider of individual life insurance in the United States. Northwestern Mutual has no sense of community or loyalty like Frank Russell did.

    Thanks righties for ruining our economy.

  112. Lol!!! If your employees were making barrels of cash, would they want to be in commie Ttown? Save your lie.

  113. aislander says:

    As a publicly-traded company, Russell investments is not allowed to have a “sense of community” if that diminishes return on investment to stockholders.

    That is a function of the regulation you so adore, tuds…

  114. So….Russell left Tacoma because it is a “leftist dump” in order to relocate to a city that honors the memory of Lenin with a statue…….yah…it was that leftist bent of Tacoma that drove them off!

    Perhaps this might make more sense – Russell relocated to Seattle – a major, cosmopolitan city – because they felt they needed the competitive edge.

  115. aislander – your attempt at wit in your attempt at a put-down of CB and myself was strained at best.

  116. “commie Ttown”

    Wow, that was insightful. And erudite. ROFL

  117. Bb, “leftist dump” has two parts. Leftist, i.e. big spending, gay pride flag flying, potholes, anti-business. Dump, hobos, crime, dirty.

  118. averageJose says:

    Gotta love it when someone so fond of being on the giving end of put downs whines about being on the receiving end. :)

  119. CT7, since you hate Tacoma so much, perhaps you should move somewhere else. Perhaps Hayden Lake?

  120. So….your follow-up post about “commie T-Town” had two parts too?

  121. alindasue says:

    CT7,

    If being a “leftist” city was such a problem for the Russell company, why would they move to a city that’s even more “leftist” than Tacoma is?

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