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Re: “Love Thy Neighbors

Now that Tim Eyeman's initiative looks like it will blow a big hole in the State Budget, we are worrying again about cuts in education. How about before we do that, we quit bringing in immigrants with no skills other than having babies and putting them on the public dole. Everywhere you go shopping, you see the grocery lines full of these people, paying with their EBT cards. And they get housing and everything else paid too. Let's take care of our own, we really suck at that..


Posted by funkutron on 11/25/2015 at 12:09 PM

Re: “Smarter Investments

Now that Tim Eyeman's initiative looks like it will blow a big hole in the State Budget, we are worrying again about cuts in education. How about before we do that, we quit bringing in immigrants with no skills other than having babies and putting them on the public dole. Everywhere you go shopping, you see the grocery lines full of these people, paying with their EBT cards. And they get housing and everything else paid too. Let's take care of our own, we really suck at that.

Posted by funkutron on 11/25/2015 at 12:06 PM

Re: “The Year of the Tree

Good one.

Posted by muddydog on 11/25/2015 at 10:54 AM

Re: “It's About Decency

Here's the thing "spokoresident" it's NOT about stiffing your precious free speech. WE are not moderating your behavior for you. We are not controlling what you say and how you say it. We are asking YOU to control yourself. We are asking YOU to examine problematic behavior and prevent it from hurting anyone else. You might want to fully understand all views on the movement instead of just your own anti-social justice one. You may also want to research what the actual goals of social justice are barbecue it's not to condemn or blame, it's to FIX the condemnation and blame that is placed upon the incorrect receivers.

"black on black violence" you scream as if white people still don't contribute largely to black murders. Any credit that point might have had is reallyjsut destroyed by the fact that all you're saying is "ALLA lives matter" in response to Black lives matter. OF COURSE ALL LIVES MATTER but we are focusing on the police brutality that happens to not only black people but to almsot all people of color in the united states. Sorry that you feel excluded but right now we're not focusing on priveleged white people.

And see, that's where your entire argument is negated, the fact that you refuse to see and accept that you and other white people have privilege.

It's pretty obvious that both sides have an agenda, I assumed we were both conversing under that assumption, but I apologize since it seems you have a hard time letting go of your objectivity.
If you knew anything about politics you could see that conservative's policies are pretty blatantly classist, xenophobic, sexist, and

Are you honestly serious? You're actually going to sit there and scream "boo hoo! undocumented immigrants" as if they actually pose some form of a threat?

Here's the thing: police officers are there to SERVE and PROTECT. Michael Brown was an AMERICAN with RIGHTS (as you're so fond of) so even if he had committed a crime (as white people do literally every day in the same manner) do you really, in all honesty, think that SHOOTING TO KILL is an appropriate response to a teenager robbing a gas station? (hint: it's fucking not)

In this country black CHILDREN are shot for less than white criminals of higher calibers; then those same white people are treated with more respect and dignity in our judicial system and that is a FACT.

You just proved to me that you really have not bothered to learn anything about the left. Take Bernie Sanders for instance: he supports individual gun rights but advocates for harsher gun control laws and a more rigorous process for attaining a weapon (i.e. guns shouldn't be sold at wal-mart.)
The left HAS been pushing for stricter gun control laws and if you have selectivity removed yourself from absorbing that information than you are a straight up fool.

Instead of sticking to your white washed selective exposure to reality maybe you should gain some real world experience and look at the bigger picture instead? Just a thought.

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Posted by Kiki on 11/24/2015 at 1:28 PM

Re: “Intervention Blues

Islam is Islam. That's the problem, not the United States or Israel.

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Posted by Phil Fate on 11/23/2015 at 12:10 PM

Re: “The Panderlympics

WOW - I picked up my first Inlander while awaiting a take-n-bake pizza - WOW. The talent, the insight, the forethought, the research and that obvious intuitive way that Mr Herold is able to distort fact into fiction is rivaled by only a few.

"Health Care" (aka known as "Obama Care before it began to crater) - apparently Mr Herold has a very limited circle of friends as everyone I know personally has been distraught with both the premiums AND the high deductibles. The only ones who praise the plans merits are those who have no or little premiums or deductibles. They had that before the plan as well - little change for them. "Affordable." "You can keep your doctor." "Your premiums will go down." Obama owns these words, but just as Mr Herold's words they mean little, as they're also based in hyperbole.

"The Middle East" I don't ever recall anyone stating that Iraq was peaceful. It was to use the words of POTUS "contained" - that is until our troops were withdrawn. So now a few years later, we're recommitting troops to get back what was purchased with so much blood. ISIS grows stronger by the day and saying that the policies of this administration (which includes the gifted Statesperson Ms Clinton) hasn't emboldened them is well, not true. Just because little George started the fire, doesn't mean that Barry and BroomHilda get a pass for throwing gas on the embers.

"Immigration" 3 lines, 3 lines is all that could be conjured up? I guess the attacks in Paris caused some of the little grey cells in the cranium to go this way and that negating any intelligent or meaningful prose. Well ask the employees of the Disney Parks just how they liked training their lower paid foreign replacements. Or even better, ask yourself if you could move into a different locale and get free housing, money and medical would you not do the same? Heck, even the people who were born here and work don't get all those benefits! Barry, that will be just one small part of a failed legacy.

"Climate change" Not that many years ago it was called "Global Warming" - when that didn't work out as planned a new moniker had to be created. Now, as it turns out facts are getting in the way of the fiction that used to be "facts". Earlier this year NOAA was caught with its wind socks around its ankles......again. It appears they're prone to fudge the numbers in order to keep their funding from drying up - WOW, am I ever surprised!

It's too bad there's no place to reply to this drivel other than a comment section online. To have a diolgue rather than a biased and less than truthful column might actually be something new for the readers of the Inlander.

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Posted by jt on 11/22/2015 at 8:46 PM

Re: “The Panderlympics

I will repeat what I post every week Mr. Herold puts forth a column - this is the same old column he does each week. Come on Inlander, get someone interesting to write a column.

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Posted by ptleahy on 11/22/2015 at 1:47 PM

Re: “The Panderlympics

"Many of them are doing jobs in America that most Americans don't want to do."

They are doing jobs that Americans won't do at the wages that are being paid.

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Posted by ptleahy on 11/22/2015 at 1:44 PM

Re: “Kids Over Tax Breaks

If the idea is to increase governmental spending, which usually entails higher taxes, this idea isn't novel. It's doctrinaire liberalism. How well does that work? The answer is Detroit. It would be radical and worthy of consideration to stop corporate welfare, reduce or cap governmental spending and build education by giving parents tuition vouchers, thereby allowing individuals the ability to choose. Competition will bring out the best.

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Posted by muddydog on 11/20/2015 at 11:35 AM

Re: “The Panderlympics

I'm stunned. Flabbergasted. Gobbsmacked. Speechless. Who knew? Who could have known? Mr. Herold disagrees with Republican Presidential candidates. Inconceivable.

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Posted by muddydog on 11/20/2015 at 11:25 AM

Re: “Intervention Blues

Speaking of the past and learning from it, one capable teacher was Charles Martel. France and the Western World could use another like him.

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Posted by muddydog on 11/19/2015 at 10:29 PM

Re: “Intervention Blues

There is a considerable difference between "tempering your anger" and blaming Americans for ISIS. Obama supports the terrorists and his sympathy lies with their cause. He hates America as much, if not more than they do. He despises our Constitution, the rule of law and our way of life, he has no respect for all of the great things we have done for the world and when speaking he constantly reminds the world to blame America first.

The Indians wanted their country separated into a muslim and a Hindu state and the British acquiesced to their decisions, it was their choice. Yet you blame the brits, really? Should they have forced them to comply with the social norms of 2015 in 1947?

Syria is a failed state because of Obama and socialist leaders refusing to allow al-Assad leave power. By demanding "war crimes" trials and persecution of his supporters you all but guarantee a civil war. The problems with ISIS and Syria are the result of a neophyte leader in the White House. His dependence on the criminal elements of leftism, the Clintons and unskilled college professors instead of skilled leadership has led us to the mess we are in today.

Israel is the result of a 1922 mandate of the League of Nations,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,the first incarnation of socialist stupidity following WWI, then affirmed by the United Nations in 1947 UN Resolution 181. The British had help ruining the middle east from American socialists like Woodrow Wilson.

ISIS does not think you have the right to live, they regularly murder gays, rape women, sell children for sex slaves, abuse drugs, destroy historical sites, seize property, mass murder Christians, mass execute dissenters and murder reporters. The horrors they will inflict on leftists will rival the dark ages and yet you celebrate them and stupidly think that "tolerance" for them will save you from them.

They do not think you have the right to exist on this earth, period. Your ignorance of the problem will insure their victory.

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Posted by whocares on 11/19/2015 at 9:30 AM

Re: “Kids Over Tax Breaks

Why is it every idiot on earth thinks raising teachers salaries will somehow create a better business climate? or smarter students?

The influx of illegal immigrants, legalized dope smoking, massive growth in welfare and other "entitlement" programs has made the "race to the bottom" a sprint to the bottom. With a permanent underclass sucking the life out of working and middle class Americans it is no wonder we have so many "social problems?

Imagine all of the parks and roads we could build, repair, improve and enjoy if we did not spend 65% of our tax dollars on the dregs of society. If tax breaks for decent people who own businesses and employ people are some how wrong, then funding a life of crime, drug abuse and living on the government teat should be equally wrong.

I'd like to focus on teaching the sewage of society not to walk into traffic on Division stoned off their collective asses, to stop breaking into cars and grubbing for money on every street corner. Maybe the solution is another government ran "free dope" program? If it runs like everything else it will reduce drug use by 70% and cost three times more than buying from the corner hood.

A RINO trying to "create a great place for people" by destroying business, raising taxes and treating those who work, own homes and provide for their own future like dirt,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,that is a socialist.

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Posted by whocares on 11/19/2015 at 9:05 AM

Re: “Scaring Up Votes

Muddydog, your commentary is consistently exhausting.

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Posted by A voice of reason on 11/17/2015 at 1:27 PM

Re: “Bill of Wrongs

Make that $18,609, 893,484,000 AND CLIMBING,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,

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Posted by whocares on 11/17/2015 at 7:17 AM

Re: “Smarter Investments

So Carroll W. Where would you like things to be made?

Are you demanding home made cars and furniture as a way to improve society? You cannot seriously think paying a burger flipper $12 dollars an hour will improve society or help the middle class in any way, shape or form. Why can't you demand better wages for skilled trades, stop cursing unions and demand decent wages for college graduates?

You curse the rich, yet celebrate Obama's 1000% increase in personal wealth over the last eight years as a point of socialist pride and Hillary's $2.5 BILLION dollar slush fund as an accomplishment. The Clinton's have become billionaires by extorting companies and countries who wanted favors and privilege from the State Department. Instead of complaining you want her for president.

Mark Twain was right, there have always been fools (democrats) and damned fools (progressives). The question is, can we survive them and save our nation from them?

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Posted by whocares on 11/16/2015 at 2:44 PM

Re: “Smarter Investments

Thanks Mom, for having my back.

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Posted by Mary on 11/16/2015 at 2:33 PM

Re: “It's About Decency

Kiki, I love the idea that "social justice" is there to regulate behavior and tell people what to think and feel. Can there be a more Orwellian concept than regulation of thought? The problem is that you see everything through the window of racism. When people question the stupidity of your behavior, the fallacy of your logic or the disjointed nature of your ranting, you think they are "racist". When people show you proof that you are wrong or that your hate and intolerance is incorrectly focused, you get mad and call them names or brand them racists for not caring about your misinformed ideas.

According to the Department of Justice crime statistics for 2010, 2,720 black Americans were murdered in the country. 2,459 of the killers were black men. Not policeman or white people or any other group you feel you have the right to persecute or lie about.

In 2010, 387 people were killed by law enforcement. 123 were black. Apparently, the 264 non-black victims of the police do not matter, nor do the 2,720 BLACK murder victims who were killed by something other than a policeman or woman.


You claim the "right wing" has provided you with what exactly? "right wing people as they're the ones who have provided us all with substantial evidence of their agenda setting". Are you saying the left and progressivism have no agenda? Seriously? Is your ideology that misguided and directionless?

You complain about efforts to secure our nation's borders, ask France if it is a good idea? You demand rights for people in the country illegally, they do not have the same rights as Americans because THEY ARE NOT AMERICANS. You never seem to explain why criminals who entered the nation illegally have more rights than those who followed the law.

What is it about the criminal that enamors you so much? You celebrate the life of a thug killed in Missouri, he had just robbed a store and was attacking a policeman when he was killed. A dozen state, local and federal investigations cleared the officer. Even the black witnesses cleared the officer and yet you perpetuate this LIE.

You complain about gun violence and yet the left refuses to enforce gun laws against actual criminals, add drug users and the mentally ill to the NICS data base so we can stop them from buying guns, legally. Federal enforcement of gun laws is at records lows and you say nothing.

Instead of worrying regulating thoughts maybe you should try and find out the facts on occasion?

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Posted by spokoresident on 11/16/2015 at 8:04 AM

Re: “Undermining Our Mayors

Demonstrably false, and this one is proof.

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Posted by muddydog on 11/13/2015 at 11:06 PM

Re: “It's About Decency

Wonderful article!! The only reason people try to defend their behavior is because they were taugh it is acceptable, and adults that perpetuate the cycle of misunderstanding are far far worse than children who learn it.

Anything that you say in defense of using racist and offensive terms is automatically an invalid response to this issue; if you can't see the problem then chances are you're part of it.

I feel "spokeoresident" has confused left wig people with right wing people as they're the ones who have provided us all with substantial evidence of their agenda setting.

Black Lives Matter is about the murder of BLACK LIVES. Police have killed far too many black youths and community members senselessly and based on prejudice, and to deny so would be like saying oranges are not orange. That said, yes, there are good cops who do their jobs well, there are good and bad people in every single group and community, but that DOES NOT AT ALL justify prejudice and purposefully denying and continuing the vicious circle of hate that rages through everyone's life.

At a certain point you think people would understand that social justice is not there to POLICE them, while social justice does demand certain behaviors to change we are asking you to do so because it is your responsibility to be decent and moral with one another. Making that choice to monitor YOUR OWN behavior so the world can be a better place for anyone's life you touch is part of that responsibility. Why would you not want it to be better for them??

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Posted by Kiki on 11/13/2015 at 10:36 PM

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