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February 9, 2014

It’s that time of year for all the awards shows....

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Feb-11-14 11:52 AM

Farmer, thanks for the second chance. The point about gov't is the waste and overhead to operate these agencies and the overlap of departments. The "smaller" private agencies are more capable of screening out the truly needy from others who may not really need long term help.

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Feb-11-14 11:47 AM

All in your left-wing mind Reeder. What is your greatest treasure on earth? Mine is family and then anyone who treats me as I would want to be treated. You seem to have a dark "mindset" forming a lot of your comments here. I have the Light of Christ living in me- what lives in you...?

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Feb-11-14 12:17 AM

It is more than obvious Mr. Weigle you don't care about people. You only care about money.

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Feb-10-14 9:11 PM

I'll admit you have me rereading your letter and thinking harder about what you are saying. I agree it is every ones responsibility to look out for and help those in need. But I don't believe the govt. has no part to play. I think it needs to be an outreach on every ones part if we are to get back on track. But what I see happening is too many extreme opinions on how to fix things. No thats wrong, most of the opinions are fired off as what is wrong with the other guy. Too many people convinced they are right, but more important, the other guy is not only wrong, but evil. Things will not get better till more folks open up to the fact that we all have something to add.

Thank you for the conversation. Now it's time for bed, good night.

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Feb-10-14 8:10 PM

Farmer- I'm Greg Weigle....the point of the letter (again) was that all of us have a duty as human beings to take care of the less fortunate, not by giving money to the gov't, but to charities that help the actual poor who for one reason or another need a hand up, not the "professional poor" who live generation to generation on the dole. It is all people who are required by the "humanness" in us to put away our prejudices and ideology and help our fellow man. The gov't can't and won't do it because of power and greed= votes. I don't think that just because you are a "star" you should be "rewarded" with glowing coverage just for doing what's right. Your take....

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Feb-10-14 5:51 PM

John, I hope you noticed that I did not point out one individual case or another. How ever Mr. Weigel was very clear who the "bad" wealthy people were (the wealthy Liberals) and by default the "good" wealthy people are the wealthy Conservatives. To me thats just a dumb narrow minded way of looking at the world.

And Mitt Romney was not criticized in my opinion, rather he was the victim of a stupid mean spirited joke. The man or women who said it was an ass. He most certainly does not represent me or any one else I know.

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Feb-10-14 12:37 PM

Farmer @ 8:07-The point of the letter was to point out that ALL the rich need to be treated equally, not just judged from the point of their ideology. Yes you can bring up anecdotal evidence of how this actor did this and this businessman did that. I was really disappointed to see Mitt Romney critisized for adopting a "child of color". Because he's a Republican he's not allowed to adopt a child because of his ideology? Only Liberals know how to "care' for the unfortunate? That's racist, sexist and bigoted in any body's book.... you know, Conservative....

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Feb-10-14 11:27 AM

"Mr. Reeder shame on you I thought you knew that everything that is wrong with the world is because of the liberals."

That is what conservatives keep telling me along with government except when they are in charge.

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Feb-10-14 9:56 AM

Speaking of kids:

My great-granddaughter attends pre-school at Ft Campbell, Ky. (Her daddy is in the Army.)

Valentine's Day is coming and her mom asked for a list of names for the valentine cards.

The school will not allow it. Cards must be sent in 2 separate for girls and one for boys. They did tell parents how many of each there were.

They won't even allow a list showing first names only. Terrorists might take advantage!

This PC crap is really getting old!! It's a shame 4 year old children can't even enjoy Valentine's Day without getting terrorism involved.

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Feb-10-14 9:39 AM

Mr. Reeder shame on you I thought you knew that everything that is wrong with the world is because of the liberals.

Here's something to think about. I wonder if racketeering charges would have been filed against Romney if indeed he was elected President, as we all know how they like to hid their past baggage and try to convince the American people that they are the "perfect" citizen.

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Feb-10-14 9:13 AM

You all know that conservative icon Ronald Reagan was from Hollywood. The glitz, the glamour, the awards, the self indulgent; isn't just for liberals.

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Feb-10-14 8:19 AM

I'm talking about the Grammys, the Golden Globes, the Oscars,

Don't forget about the Kid's Choice Awards

Michelle Obama spent $800,000 bringing her kids and their friends to the Children's Choice Awards. New clothes, make-overs and private jet and limo's. Great use of taxpayer dollars.

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Feb-10-14 8:19 AM

farmer, perhaps you could explain to us why Bon Jovi and Bruce Springsteen sleep well at night after singing about the hard times of the "working man" and yet pay next to no taxes on their sprawling properties in New Jersey. One example of hypocrisy in the entertainment world.

And, are you suggesting that businesses do not produce a product the people want? Uh, not just entertainers produce products people want. And, for all the whining about carbon footprints and the rest of it from the entertainment industry, you would think they wouldn't fly private jets and would have all their electricity produced by solar or wind. They don't, but they have the public buffaloed, just like the pols. No different. Do as we say, not as we do. Sounds a bit like aristocracy, doesn't it?

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Feb-10-14 8:07 AM

Mr. Weigle, I gather from your letter that you believe that wealthy movie stars only spend their money on big houses and lavish parties,and that they do not donate to any worth while charities. I'm curious what your source is for Hollywoods track record on charitable giving.

Second, I think there is a difference between money earned by selling entertainment, and money "earned" by corporate greed. And when I say corporate greed I'm referring to the situations where businesses or individuals acquire money in a less then legal, or at least moral way. Yes, many entertainers and sports stars earn obscene amounts of money, but at least they are acquiring it from willing fans. I have yet to see a movie star lobby congress for another tax loophole or a sports star release toxic chemicals in a river.

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Feb-09-14 9:58 PM


I, and the Tea Party agree with you.....end all corporate welfare.

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Feb-09-14 9:56 PM


It is only stupid to those who are ignorant of the many examples of socialism around the world that did exactly what I said.

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Feb-09-14 4:55 PM

"This happens everywhere liberals take control of government......the silencing of critics....right to the point of re-education camps, gulags, and executions." eriklatranyi

If we are to assume this is a comparison to North Korea's wack-job sociopath dictator, I am stunned to learn that Kim Jong Un is a Liberal.

Really Eric, the rest of your comment was "foolish" in my opinion, but that last statement was just "stupid", actually not just stupid but really stupid.

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Feb-09-14 3:54 PM

I'm really surprised no one has brought this up yet.

Mitt Romney, Bain Capital, Goldman Sachs, being sued for Racketeering in Federal Court.

And talking about using taxpayers dollars read this article.

Greed and Debt: The True Story of Mitt Romney and Bain Capital.

See: Rolling Stone Politics

So it doesn't matter if you are a Democrat or a Republican they still play the same games at other peoples expense.

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Feb-09-14 11:20 AM

To all of my Liberal friends on here the purpose of my post was not intended to insult you in any way.

Being that I am registered as an Independent I can see fault with both political parties and something needs to be done to make America strong again and blaming each other is not going to do it.

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Feb-09-14 10:49 AM

Hey spike, that spell checker of yours sux.

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Feb-09-14 9:57 AM

re-education camps-eriklatranyi

We do not have to look any further than our schools to find the re-education camps.

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Feb-09-14 8:53 AM

Buzz words for the tear: Liberal( not Democrat}, hypocrisy, re-education camps.......

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Feb-09-14 8:44 AM

BornHere, there should be no funding of any business by our government. Mr. Weigle, what you forget is that if we don't confiscate the money from those who earn it, there is no need for all of those govt workers and agencies. Why, the unemployment will be staggering. We can't have that!

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Feb-09-14 8:31 AM

I'll bash corporate welfare for solar since I do not support liberalism.

I wonder how much federal and state tax incentives BP received for their 16 wind mill farms in 9 states?

It swings both ways. All corporate "Loopholes" should be eliminated because these businesses are "ripping off" the American people with their hunger of money and power.

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Feb-09-14 7:59 AM

Democrat politicians don't like rich people or big business until it comes time for their campaign.

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