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The problem is the Catholic church trying to influence public policy when they should butt out.
Toggle Commented Mar 22, 2012 on Church, contraception at Unfettered Letters
Just another example of a strange selection by the Star's "letters committee."
Toggle Commented Mar 22, 2012 on Fixing U.S. economy at Unfettered Letters
We do live in a democracy, but last November many forgot about the key element in such a form of government: VOTING!! Here in Missouri, we had a 69% turnout in 2008, and 47% overall in 2010. So who decided to stay home and allow conservatives and Tea Party crazies to strengthen their stranglehold on the legislature? There will be a chance next year to make amends. Wisconsin is paying a price for low voter turnout, too... There will be a major push back in 2012...
Toggle Commented Apr 5, 2011 on Workers squeezed hard at Unfettered Letters
President Obama has never said or alluded to anything to support Barbara's loony statement: "I keep hearing this awful whining that if a white person disagreed with a black person it must be because the white person is a racist. Please, give it a rest."... The letter is but one thing: inflammatory. It has no other value, and one must wonder what the Letters Committee at the Star is trying to accomplish... A total waste of paper and ink...
Toggle Commented Feb 9, 2011 on Obama not presidential at Unfettered Letters
If the state legislature believes in "The will of the people," they should submit an amended ballot proposition so voters can decide. We have heard much about "The will of the people" during national debates in the last two years. Missouri conservatives applauded voters for rejecting healthcare reform last November. But when something comes along that rural Republicans don't like, to hell with the "Will of the people." Voters did not turn out in the 2010 election; only about 26% of registered voters bothered to go to the polls. The healthcare proposition passed with a 70% plurality; Prop B passed with a 52% plurality. If Republicans repeal Prop B they will prove to be hypocrites without any integrity...
So, Alfred, you should recommend some to be cut by name. Whose ox are you willing to gore? And will some departments and agencies that directly benefit you be on the list?
Toggle Commented Jan 13, 2011 on Shrink government at Unfettered Letters
Lotawana Linda is probably another hypocritical conservative Christian. Any sense of "Family Values" does not extend to these kids who were brought to the U.S. as young children or babies. Linda would simply dump these kids, some of whom may well be serving in the armed forces, in Tijuana or elsewhere without any hope... The other tragedy are the 5 or 6 Senate Dems that wouldn't go along with the legislation...
Toggle Commented Jan 4, 2011 on DREAM Act dreaming at Unfettered Letters
Jason wants to abolish all social programs at the state and county level? How many millions of people would you throw under the bus, Jason? One in five children live at the poverty level, and millions don't get three square meals a day... Where has Jason been during the last 3-4 years? Unregulated/under-regulated free market capitalism got us into the current economic mess, so where does Jason's desire for "small government" figure in to the solutions?
Gosh, Mark, I shudder in my boots because of your grotesque, inflated, paranoid, speculations...
Toggle Commented Jan 3, 2011 on Tea party stains at Unfettered Letters
Uhhh, I don't think anyone will ever be jailed for not purchasing health insurance. This is just another red herring. Failure to purchase auto liability insurance by someone who's at fault in an accident can lead to some consequences... 70% of the 25% of voters who bothered to go to the polls isn't much of a mandate. Way to get out the vote folks!!
Toggle Commented Sep 2, 2010 on Proposition C at Unfettered Letters
The proposed community center has a prayer room of sorts planned that would be open to all faiths. There is no "mosque." That said, I think common sense dictates that more study should take place about a better location. Otherwise, I can see a "Christian terrorist" like Timothy McVeigh attempting to solve the problem...
Toggle Commented Sep 2, 2010 on Post-racial America? at Unfettered Letters
The proposed community center has a prayer room of sorts planned that would be open to all faiths. There is no "mosque." That said, I think common sense dictates that more study should take place about a better location. Otherwise, I can see a "Christian terrorist" like Timothy McVeigh attempting to solve the problem...
Toggle Commented Sep 2, 2010 on Post-racial America? at Unfettered Letters
Geezzz, Ken, how selective you are with your comments. Do you think Roy Blunt, and his one term governor son, felt and feel they have a birthright? Do you think the Bush family claims that right, too? Worst of all is the Star printing your garbage letter!! The former Letters editor LaJean Keene wouldn't waste paper and ink on this blather...
Toggle Commented Sep 2, 2010 on Carnahan officeholders at Unfettered Letters
It's one thing to attempt to add an amendment like the ERA in more recent times, but I sure as heck wouldn't trust any Congress to change an existing amendment. What a mess that would be fraught with politics...
Toggle Commented Aug 26, 2010 on 14th Amendment at Unfettered Letters
It's incredible that anyone, any company would propose to plop that gigantic glass brick onto one of the busiest areas in The Plaza. Words fail me. Also overlooked is the possible loss of the apartments on the north edge of the site. That's a nice building and would be a big loss. Our planning commission MUST repudiate this design. And it boggles the mind that these companies cannot offer a ready solution to the bankrupt hulk on The Plaza's west side...
Well, Nancy, I suppose if the president had gone on the Bill O'Reilly show, you would have applauded the move?... Ah, there's Arminius with more right wing drivel...
Toggle Commented Aug 14, 2010 on U.S. worries at Unfettered Letters
Well, Nancy, I suppose if the president had gone on the Bill O'Reilly show, you would have applauded the move?... Ah, there's Arminius with more right wing drivel...
Toggle Commented Aug 14, 2010 on U.S. worries at Unfettered Letters
Our president does a wonderful job ignoring the loons on the far right. Excellent!!
Toggle Commented Aug 14, 2010 on Voters deserve better at Unfettered Letters
It's been written that it takes ten pounds of vegetable protein (feed grains, corn, et al) to produce one pound of of animal protein. In that respect, growing animals for slaughter is a waste. Factory farms are a pox upon us as many people in northwest Missouri has been condemned to prove. Conditions are deplorable, and many of these operations do not take care with waste products. But politics rule in MO when these operators threaten to pull up stakes and move elsewhere... leaving us to clean up after them...
Toggle Commented Aug 14, 2010 on Cattle mistreated at Unfettered Letters
Jeez? I spell it Geez. So, Zeno, have your arguments been reduced to battling over common phrases? Fear not, Palin will never be elected to high office because who would want to listen to a 45 minute State of the Union speech by this banshee? Yee gads!!
Toggle Commented Aug 12, 2010 on Brightest crayon? at Unfettered Letters
Uhhh, regret-my-vote, just what did you expect from President Obama? I believe that the Prez has endured much worse that W ever dealt with. My conservative friends have made sure that I receive every comment, news release, cartoon, and abject racist poster that has been created during the last two years. I do not believe that our President is pushing racism "front and center" for political purposes. I voted for him in 2008, and I will vote for him again...
Toggle Commented Aug 12, 2010 on End racist behavior at Unfettered Letters
Well, chalveyob, you're full of anecdotal internet searches and B.S. conclusions. The fact is that all the programs dating back to the Bush administration have prevented the "Great Recession" from becoming another "Great Depression." You're probably sitting there all fat-and-sassy not caring one bit about your fellow citizens, probably against the extension of unemployment benefits, not caring about bankruptcies, and everything else that we have wrought because of "free market capitalism." You support greed, avarice, and swindling, my good sir...
Toggle Commented Aug 12, 2010 on Stimulus earns ‘F’ at Unfettered Letters
GHMan drags a stinking red herring about the Constitution around the place... If the Stimulus legislations, loans to the auto industry, rescuing the banks, etc. are so unConstitutional, why aren't lawsuits making their way to the Supreme Court so those jolly fellows Roberts, Alito, Scalia, and Thomas can put the Prez and Dems in their place?
Toggle Commented May 10, 2010 on Liberals not the enemy at Unfettered Letters
But, Chris, there are some that vehemently argue that motorcycle helmet and seat belt laws infringe on our freedom!!! We should have to right to do as we please, and not be required to buy insurance, too. We should have the right to almost kill ourselves on the roads, go to a public hospital, and expect taxpayers to foot the bill. Oh, and then have the right to sue those who might to be the blame for the accident... Gosh, I love liberty!!
Toggle Commented May 10, 2010 on Seat belts at Unfettered Letters
Well, Chris, they can't come up with specific threats to their freedoms. They are good at inventing boogeyman, though. The country is not going to the dogs. It is not moving to Socialism. All is well. Nobody is demanding that I enroll in a certain healthcare plan, and there aren't any black helicopters flying overhead filled with foreign troops who want to confiscate guns. My freedoms have not been assailed today. All is well.
Toggle Commented May 10, 2010 on Liberals not the enemy at Unfettered Letters