[Rushtalk] Colossal Ignorance.....

Tom Matiska tom.matiska at att.net
Mon Feb 2 17:59:32 MST 2015


Would this possibly be the same Jim Greenwood that was 6 term Congress Critter from PA 8th????  Tom
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"John A. Quayle" <blueoval57 at verizon.net> wrote:

>Folks, this is what passes for cogent thought in 
>my hometown. This is a letter from yesterday's Sunday local paper:
>
>Rain
>36°
>Wind: 0 MPHESE
>Dew Point: 35
><http://www.observer-reporter.com/section/weather>View full forecast
><http://www.observer-reporter.com/article/20150201/NEWS08/150209961/1003>
>[]
><http://www.observer-reporter.com/article/20150201/NEWS08/150209961/1003>
>Making their dream come true
><http://www.observer-reporter.com/article/20150201/OPINION02/150209962/1003>Victims 
>of crimes have rights too
><http://www.observer-reporter.com/article/20150201/OPINION01/150209964/1003>A 
>helping hand to those who help
><http://www.observer-reporter.com/article/20150201/NEWS05/150209970/1003>
>[]
><http://www.observer-reporter.com/article/20150201/NEWS05/150209970/1003>
>Clinton deciding on how to prepare for a low-key primary
><http://www.observer-reporter.com/article/20150201/NEWS05/150209972/1003>
>[]
><http://www.observer-reporter.com/article/20150201/NEWS05/150209972/1003>
>Dan River recovering after coal ash spill as fines weighed
><http://www.observer-reporter.com/article/20150201/NEWS05/150209973/1003>
>[]
><http://www.observer-reporter.com/article/20150201/NEWS05/150209973/1003>
>Regulators prepare rules on payday loans to shield borrowers
><http://www.observer-reporter.com/article/20150131/SPORTS04/150139878/1003>
>[]
><http://www.observer-reporter.com/article/20150131/SPORTS04/150139878/1003>
>Seahawks 1 win away from 1st Super Bowl repeat in 10 years
><http://www.observer-reporter.com/article/20150131/SPORTS02/150139879/1003>
>[]
><http://www.observer-reporter.com/article/20150131/SPORTS02/150139879/1003>
>No. 8 Notre Dame falters late in loss to Pitt
><http://www.observer-reporter.com/article/20150131/OPINION02/150139883/1003>C-M 
>wrestling brothers not mentioned
><http://www.observer-reporter.com/article/20150131/SPORTS02/150139880/1003>Glenn 
>leads Vulcans past Edinboro
><http://www.observer-reporter.com/article/20150201/NEWS08/150209961/1003>
>[]
><http://www.observer-reporter.com/article/20150201/NEWS08/150209961/1003>
>Making their dream come true
><http://www.observer-reporter.com/article/20150201/OPINION02/150209962/1003>Victims 
>of crimes have rights too
><http://www.observer-reporter.com/article/20150201/OPINION01/150209964/1003>A 
>helping hand to those who help
><http://www.observer-reporter.com/article/20150201/NEWS05/150209970/1003>
>[]
><http://www.observer-reporter.com/article/20150201/NEWS05/150209970/1003>
>Clinton deciding on how to prepare for a low-key primary
><http://www.observer-reporter.com/article/20150201/NEWS05/150209972/1003>
>[]
><http://www.observer-reporter.com/article/20150201/NEWS05/150209972/1003>
>Dan River recovering after coal ash spill as fines weighed
><http://www.observer-reporter.com/article/20150201/NEWS05/150209973/1003>
>[]
><http://www.observer-reporter.com/article/20150201/NEWS05/150209973/1003>
>Regulators prepare rules on payday loans to shield borrowers
><http://www.observer-reporter.com/article/20150131/SPORTS04/150139878/1003>
>[]
><http://www.observer-reporter.com/article/20150131/SPORTS04/150139878/1003>
>Seahawks 1 win away from 1st Super Bowl repeat in 10 years
><http://www.observer-reporter.com/article/20150131/SPORTS02/150139879/1003>
>[]
><http://www.observer-reporter.com/article/20150131/SPORTS02/150139879/1003>
>No. 8 Notre Dame falters late in loss to Pitt
><http://www.observer-reporter.com/article/20150131/OPINION02/150139883/1003>C-M 
>wrestling brothers not mentioned
><http://www.observer-reporter.com/article/20150131/SPORTS02/150139880/1003>Glenn 
>leads Vulcans past Edinboro
>Hide
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><http://www.observer-reporter.com/section/OPINION02>Letters to the Editor
>Published: January 31, 2015
>
>
>The public interest under assault
>
>Advertisement
>
>In Paul Krugman’s Jan. 22 “facts don’t 
>matter”commentary, on the emotional denial of 
>environmental, health, and economic realities by 
>the right, he says Republican rage is “bound up 
>with rejecting any role for government that 
>serves the public interest.” Fear and ignorance 
>of socialism is indeed fueling the irrational hatred of self-government.
>
>Socialism, secular government in the public 
>interest, begins with the American Revolution, 
>followed by the French and successive 
>revolutions. One result: today, two of the 
>world’s poorest nations, North Korea and Cuba, 
>have universal education and health care, 
>important components of governments that serve the public interest.
>
>Contrast that with America where, shortly before 
>assuming control of Congress, Republicans 
>repealed the anti-bail-out Wall Street law and 
>severely underfunded the Internal Revenue Service 
>and Environmental Protection Agency, encouraging 
>tax cheats and polluters to open businesses 
>financed by New York bankers. The GOP will be 
>more outraged than its base when the bill for 
>this falls due, correctly blaming the federal 
>government. Currently they are busy passing more 
>anti-socialist legislation, and facts don’t 
>matter, particularly the constitutional one 
>spelled out for Congress in a Supreme Court 
>decision in 1819, formally establishing the 
>public interest as the guiding principle in making federal laws.
>
>A basic assumption of the Founding Fathers, 
>including Alexander Hamilton, whose twisted 
>interpretation led to the Whiskey Rebellion, was 
>that popular support for secular government 
>serving the public interest replaced loyalty to 
>British rule almost overnight through the 
>pamphlets of Thomas Paine. But by 1819, the 
>spirit of ‘76 was so weak that the purpose of the 
>revolutionary generation’s sacrifices needed to 
>be codified in the Constitution, now mocked with 
>every Republican’s oath of office and assault on 
>the public interest. Not only facts don’t matter 
>for them, history, cause and effect, common 
>decency, international law and opinion, and human 
>rights are all trumped by anti-socialism.
>
>Jim Greenwood
>
>Washington
>
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