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I love people who post comments on forums attacking the journalist for writing something they don´t agree with. Hey David/Victor - do you post the same comments when George Nethercutt writes another of his attack pieces railing against President Obama or anything the Democrats do? Of course not. You agree with his viewpoint so you don´t want him silenced. Only those that don´t write what you want to hear should be "cut loose" or are "despicable." How about we let the readers hear all sides to the story. Isn´t nice we live in a community that has a paper that publishes a "die hard Democrat" and a "die hard" Republican like Nethercutt? If you just want one viewpoint, watch Fox News.
For the same reason that we use public funds for museums, art, higher education, roads, clean air, clean water, safe food, etc. Because it makes the lives of the citizens better. People in this country that don´t have kids still pay taxes that fund public schools. Why? Because an educated society is better for all of society. Also, we want news outlets that are not owned/operated by corporations that control already 90% of the news content in this country. The majority of Americans claim that they trust PBS news above all other news sources (8 consecutive years and counting).A well informed society is as important as an educated society. Why would you care? We are talking about less than .1% of the total budget. That means that you probably gave a quarter in taxes to PBS/NPR last year. Big deal.
Mr. Nethercutt, this is the best you could do this week? Really? You obviously don´t want to touch the whole "Republican´s won a month ago on a promise to reduce the debt, but instead want to add $700 billion to the debt by giving tax cuts to the rich". I certainly understand why you didn´t want to grapple with that nugget. Not only does it once again show what the Republican party truly stands for, but now that Tea Party members across the country realize that your party really is only interested in Corporate American, that whole populist movement is going to backfire on you (maybe they will start to remember the last time Republican´s were in charge and your party doubled the national debt, lost 8 million jobs, and left us in the worst economic times since the Great Depression). Yeah, that sounds great, lets re-elect those guys!As for your Fox News charge that Obama is a liberal. Give it up. He bailed on single payer (when 79% if America favored it after his election), he bailed on not extending tax cuts for the rich, his administration watered down Wall Street reform, and now he is keeping Bush Administration regulations for the environment (after running against them). He isn´t a liberal. He is just more liberal than Fox News and apparently you. Big deal. So is 75% of the rest of the country. You make the same charge in every article you write. People with a brain realize that you are merely parroting Hannity, Rush and the RNC. Think for yourself and actually look at the man. He is a moderate Democrat at best and is probably more conservative then Clinton was. That sure as hell isn´t a liberal. As for this idiotic story. Palin won´t win because nobody in the Republican party wants her to run - minus the less than a third that self-identify as Tea Party - and she would get destroyed in the General Election. As for Hillary, no way does she run against an incumbent President. She can wait 4 more years and then try again (which I don´t think she would win BTW). Also, Whitman and Fiorina both lost, even though they spent over $200 million dollars of their own money. Great business decisions there!
Jazzcat, I "might" agree with you under normal circumstances except the entire reason they were at the meeting was to hear the proclamation! They were presumably invited by the city to attend and then told by a phony schoolyard bully to leave. Again, they were there for a proclamation about homelessness and hunger awareness. What did he expect? The people that are impacted by that issue probably don´t shop at Huckleberries and live on the South Hill. Decorum is a two way street and Shogun showed a complete lack of class and awareness.
So decorum is so important that moms and kids have to leave the chambers, but decorum doesn´t require a modicum of respect for moms and kids? Now I get it Joe. Thanks for defending our liberty and keeping everyone in line. Bozo.
Hey Bob, when the Tea Party believes that you align with their beliefs, you are not a Democrat. As for Andy Billig´s ability to create jobs, how about looking at his record instead of his word? He actually employs people around the country (he helps run 3 other baseball clubs). I want THAT person representing me in Olympia, not the guy that thinks global warming is a UN conspiracy and doesn´t support a sustainable way of life.
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