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Seeking the middle

April 3, 2014

I like your newspaper, for which I have a subscription. However, I would suggest not to be so obvious as to slanting heavily to the right. Come to the center....

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spike2

Apr-05-14 4:09 PM

Sorry we went over your head AGAIN Bobbie. One alone will accomplish nothing. Let's try another example for you. Few people prefer only coldest water or only the hottest water for bathing. The best temperature is a combination of the two. I will understand if you only use ice water.

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bobbae2

Apr-04-14 1:34 PM

" the resulting power is a complete merger of the twp. A center point, if you will."

No merger and no center point, power in a battery is a flow of electrons from the negative to the positive.

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spike2

Apr-04-14 8:50 AM

Enigma - you must admit it is easier to make things happen when you enjoy wealth. Wealth is of course comparative. One may not be as wealthy as the 1% but enjoys greater wealth than 90%. This does change perception. First accept your own privilege as that is the case. Second,accept that most people lie close to the middle with a few degrees to the lest or right. Positive and negative terminals on a battery is a fine example if you remember neither works without the other and the resulting power is a complete merger of the twp. A center point, if you will.

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rmiller

Apr-03-14 9:49 PM

Alsever,

Krauthammer has forgotten more than you or I will ever know. You don't like him, but you must listen to him. Why? Is it there is something to be said for truth being the flame that draws the moth? Do you know anything about this man, can you take his breaths for him, instead of the struggle he has taking them himself?

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rmiller

Apr-03-14 9:43 PM

HI Jerry, "I do believe that some social programs are advantageous to a productive society, public education, Social Security and Medicare are good examples. I don't believe that supporting those programs makes me Socialist."

You had me in agreement until you included public education and then you lost me... :)

I have never, nor will I ever see Medicare and Social Security as an entitlement as some of my comrades on the right view. Nor, do I see them as social programs. Social programs include, not limited to...any program that gives aid, from taxpayers money to those persons who w o n ' t work....

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rmiller

Apr-03-14 9:39 PM

Good post enigma!

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eriklatranyi

Apr-03-14 8:58 PM

Jerry:

In your heart, you may not be a socialist, but you support politicians who are socialists.

That makes you a socialist or a useful idiot.

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JerryfromRI

Apr-03-14 6:24 PM

Enigma, was someone unkind to your Cheerios this morning?

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JerryfromRI

Apr-03-14 6:24 PM

"At least you, Jerry, have taken a side. You have chosen Socialism/Communism."

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I am most certainly not a Communist nor have I expressed support for Communism. Your statement demonstrates that you are simply ignorant to the word's definition, and I suspect willfully ignorant.

I am not a Socialist. I do not believe the means of production should be owned by the state. I do believe that some social programs are advantageous to a productive society, public education, Social Security and Medicare are good examples. I don't believe that supporting those programs makes me Socialist.

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eriklatranyi

Apr-03-14 6:11 PM

Let the left cater to the middle and moderate their views!

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KrazyK

Apr-03-14 6:10 PM

So the people in the middle are weasels. The people in the middle are the ones that win elections; you know, the uninformed voters. Definition of uniformed voter - one who doesn't agree with you.

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underwood

Apr-03-14 4:14 PM

There are many people that believe taking a stand either way is extreme. Truth is many have never expended the effort to understand the underlying principles and don’t intend to. Compromise to them means maintaining the status quo, but that’s not going to happen. With our mixed system, we’ll always move in one direction or the other.

Independents are a different matter. Many would like to be conservatives, but are put off by the religious right. The left keeps the perception alive by combining the two in their narrative. Many conservative candidates also foster the perception by trying to appeal to the religious right.

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enigma

Apr-03-14 2:59 PM

"Because that's the American way?" - JerryfromRI

Now that you mention it, that is the American way. Real Americans don't sit around and let things happen to them, they make things happen. These people who think they are in the middle are just in the way. They keep us from getting back to freedom and they slow the road to Socialism, but by always insisting that Republicans compromise, they insure that we continue to move in that direction. They don't see the loss of freedom because they are short sighted. They cannot see more than a few years into either the past or the future. Real Americans are goal oriented. These middle of the road types have no goals, just a strong desire to avoid anything that looks hard, including controversy. At least you, Jerry, have taken a side. You have chosen Socialism/Communism. I think that's the wrong choice, but at least you have taken a stand.

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underwood

Apr-03-14 1:11 PM

I personally have no problem with the SG; in fact I’ve long thought it’s the best local paper I’ve read. The ones having a problem with the paper are those on the left that believe anything outside their little sphere of thinking is radical right.

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JerryfromRI

Apr-03-14 11:23 AM

"Pick a side you weasel!"

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Because that's the American way?

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catmantwo

Apr-03-14 11:11 AM

There are many left leaning stories in the SG everyday. They openly admit that their editorial opinion page leans to the right. That's more than we can say about the honesty of the rest of the main stream media. The SG overall has been very fair to liberals and left leaning causes in the regular paper. They have reported fairly on gas well protests on the front page, pro abortion views, gay marriage and more. The opinion page is where they lean to the right. And that is how it should be.

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enigma

Apr-03-14 11:07 AM

"Who else prints Draft Dodger, chickenhawk people like Charles Krauthammer." - Alsever

And I thought that having to pay had eliminated the ignorant trolls. Krauthammer is not a draft dodger, he is a paraplegic, who has limited use of his arms. He is also not a chicken hawk. He does not advocate war, that would be John McCain. Yes, I know, McCain was a POW in Viet Nam, but now he is just a crazy old man who thinks he's important, but I digress. Lots of papers print Krauthammer. Just because you don't agree with him doesn't mean he shouldn't have a say, and enough people want to hear what he says that he can make a living at it. There's nothing aside from your lack of talent and intelligence to keep you from doing the same thing.

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Alsever

Apr-03-14 10:44 AM

Want to know where the paper stands? Who else prints Draft Dodger, chickenhawk people like Charles Krauthammer. Send everyone else to war ---but NOT ME! Now he wants us to step into the Ukraine mess when he ran to Canada! SG likes his type of people.

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enigma

Apr-03-14 9:41 AM

"Are we to believe that their editing of the news is not an extension of this?" - JohnMBower

Some people try to avoid that. The stories from the AP which is most of the paper do not. The AP is so partisan that they actually 'outlaw' words. If you want a liberal point of view just read the AP stories. That means that the liberal view far outweighs the conservative view even in the Sun-Gazette.

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richardson

Apr-03-14 9:40 AM

Enigma: Bravo!!

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enigma

Apr-03-14 9:35 AM

OH! Don't say what you really think, you might offend the squishy middle. The ones who want everyone to hold hands and sing "This Land is Your Land", without knowing that it's a Communist song. Those who think that compromise is always good even if it eventually leads to the ruin of a once great country. Pick a side you weasel! Stand up for something real, not just some vague concept of peace and love. You're either for freedom, or big government, but there is no compromise between the two, they are opposites. It's like trying to bridge the gap between the positive and negative terminals on a car battery. Lots of sparks, a big meltdown and then nothing. That's what the 'middle' is about.

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JohnMBower

Apr-03-14 8:59 AM

When the paper's editorials are unwaveringly partisan, we can conclude that the editors' leanings are as well.

Are we to believe that their editing of the news is not an extension of this?

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nobud74

Apr-03-14 8:33 AM

Yes, Steelman, people see affirmation, not information.

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Steelman

Apr-03-14 7:30 AM

Ultimately isn't that what people are looking for? Someone to agree with their views and eliminate all truth.

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ToTEXASfromPA

Apr-03-14 6:18 AM

If you go to Drudge Report, they offer both liberal and conservative columnists so you can read whatever you want from the "buffet".

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