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Do rural citizens care?

June 3, 2013

As founder and CEO of the Mansfield Tea Party, I have become disappointed in those of us that live in the county. Why? Many do not attend their local town hall meeting....

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MrShaman

Jun-03-13 6:10 AM

"We must change our negativity and fears, and teach the children how to be positive and believe in our system of freedoms and the Constitution." - Ida Temple

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If being "positive" and "believing" in our system of freedoms and the Constitution is how T-Baggers describe the (present) GRIDLOCK, in D.C., I'm fairly-certain "the children" already "get" that...when they have one of THEIR temper-tantrums.

If that gridlock doesn't include holding one's breath & the stomping-of-feet...I GUESS it looks more-mature...but, not by much.

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eriklatranyi

Jun-03-13 6:33 AM

Liberals spew "gridlock" only when their agenda is opposed.

When liberals opposed Bush43, causing "gridlock", it was portrayed as honest dissent.

This proves, again, that liberals do not tolerate any opposition to their views, even from properly-elected representatives.

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CMReeder

Jun-03-13 7:42 AM

The Tea party has become irrelevant.

Poor Erik 'We can do it because you did it'. Conservatives will never grow up.

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spike2

Jun-03-13 8:14 AM

Are you a Non-Profit?

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MrShaman

Jun-03-13 8:18 AM

"Liberals spew "gridlock" only when their agenda is opposed.

When liberals opposed Bush43, causing "gridlock", it was portrayed as honest dissent." - eriklatranyi

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I guess you're too-young to remember.

The folks at BU$HCO referred to dissent (especially regarding BU$HCO's War-of-choice) as being "un-American".

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CHayes

Jun-03-13 9:38 AM

" This proves, again, that liberals do not tolerate any opposition to their views"

Actually liberals tolerate opposing views just fine, as long as by "tolerate" you don't mean "agree".

The problem liberals have isn't with opposing views, its with opposing "facts" that spin out of the right wing propaganda machine at a dizzying pace. Weather weapons, UN conspiracy theories, mass shooting conspiracy theories, secret muslims, birth certificates, it goes on and on. If you can find it in your Inbox, you can be sure that conservatives across America are pushing it as "news" and "fact" without even a cursory examination.

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eriklatranyi

Jun-03-13 10:15 AM

Gee, CHayes, I guess the whole 9/11 was an inside job, Katrina damage from blowing up the dikes, war on women, etc that flows from the left is nothing.

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Tgrammiex4

Jun-03-13 10:19 AM

Unfortunately politicians on both / all sides don't listen to the people they represent. They are there to get whatever $$ they can get. They promise anything to get elected then do the opposite and don't lose one wink of sleep over it. I think the average person has given up actively supporting anyone running and just go thru the motions of voting the party they most agree with.

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billybob

Jun-03-13 11:16 AM

It doesn't matter if you care or not you don't matter. This is PA. If a politician wins the Pittsburg and Philly vote there aren't enough votes left to defeat them.

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JerryfromRI

Jun-03-13 11:39 AM

Good letter.

It will be interesting to see which candidates win the endorsement of the Mansfield Tea Party. I'm also curious as to what process will be followed to choose those endorsement.

Regardless of whether you agree with her politics, Mrs. Temple should be commended for her initiative.

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spike2

Jun-03-13 11:49 AM

Bobbie - I do not live off a government pension. I do not collect any form of retirement. Was I a Non-Profit, yes. Did my partner or I ever draw a salary? No. We enjoyed our work, we are still actively licensed, and we were fortunate enough to self-subsidize the entire organization without loans, grants or any government money. My spouse is employed, I was able to save before retirement from my primary occupation and I inherited. What else. You want my stock accounts? I do get dividend checks. Again, are you a Non-Profit? Since you asked and I answered, what are your income sources?

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Tgrammiex4

Jun-03-13 12:06 PM

Spike, you left out blood type and the brand of toilet paper you use...LOL

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Bufftrev1

Jun-03-13 12:11 PM

Why bother, spike? Bobbie is the most ignorant poster on here and actually sunk to a new low on another thread. He/she/it posted a despicable comment and claimed it came from me.. Bobbie is completely unworthy of anyones time or consideration.. have a nice day, spike2

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BornHere

Jun-03-13 12:31 PM

spike..what size underwear do you have on right now!!

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spike2

Jun-03-13 12:50 PM

Blood type: B- Toilet paper - Charmin Born - if I could remember your name I would message you :-) I also forgot I am holding to Articles of Agreement on a double house and a farm any more questions?

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CHayes

Jun-03-13 1:36 PM

" I guess the whole 9/11 was an inside job"

Surely you aren't trying to contend that conservative Alex Jones (of weather weapon, DHS stockpiling bullets) wasn't at the forefront of the 9/11 truther movement?

You'd be hard pressed to find 1000 people in the US that believe rubbish about levies being blown up in NO. Maybe its because there isn't a "news" network on TV pushing that conspiracy theory daily, like so many of the current right wing conspiracy theories.

The war on women is real. I just it flare up on a video of a Fox "News" segment the other day, when Meghan Kelly eviscerated Erik Erickson, and Lou Dobbs.

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CMReeder

Jun-03-13 1:37 PM

What makes you think Bobbie is going to believe you?

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spike2

Jun-03-13 2:12 PM

Bobbie's choice. He/she asked. I answered.

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enigma

Jun-03-13 2:19 PM

Jerry and Francine are the only two posting here that appreciate what Ida is doing. You may not agree with her policy positions, but she is absolutely right to urge people to get involved in the system before the system eliminates that opportunity. The rest of you, on both sides are so busy being partisan hacks, that you can't even agree with the other side on something you believe in. If there is one thing we should all agree on, it is that the people must control the government and not the other way around. That can only happen if the people stay involved with eyes wide open, even to the bad behavior of "their side". Thank you Jerry and Francine for good comments on this letter.

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CHayes

Jun-03-13 2:30 PM

" Jerry and Francine are the only two posting here that appreciate what Ida is doing."

That's not true at all, but let's be honest about this. Ida doesn't really do her cause any favors by subimitting letters to the paper frequently trying to advance completely preposterous conspiracy theories. Getting involved is fantastic, but if you're going to het involved, you should try and be better informed than many of Ida's letters seem to Indicate she is.

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spike2

Jun-03-13 3:07 PM

I would need to know more before I agree she is doing good work with political awareness. I'm not sure her persuasive techniques are the best.

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SteelerFan

Jun-03-13 3:08 PM

'The Tea party has become irrelevant.'

Another pertinant comment from irrelavent Chuck. At least Ida is out there trying to make a difference.

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USABorn

Jun-03-13 3:11 PM

Well said Ida. And itss a shame people are like that.

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USABorn

Jun-03-13 3:16 PM

MrShaman Jun-03-13 6:10 AM Agree | Disagree

"If being "positive" and "believing" in our system of freedoms and the Constitution is how T-Baggers describe the (present) GRIDLOCK, in D.C., I'm fairly-certain "the children" already "get" that...when they have one of THEIR temper-tantrums."

The grid-lock is the result of Harry Reid and his democrat controlled senate. And Harry throws more temper-tantrums han anyone in D.C. (the District of Collusion).

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CHayes

Jun-03-13 3:18 PM

" At least Ida is out there trying to make a difference."

Yeah and so are the Larouche people that set up shop in front of the Montoursville Post Office now and again.

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