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Democrats going in wrong direction

February 6, 2013

DEAR EDITOR: Years ago a friend traveled to the then communist Yugoslavia to attend the wedding of his niece. Upon return I had many questions for him about life in a communist country....

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Feb-06-13 8:40 AM

"Democrats going in wrong direction"

When have they ever been going in the right direction?

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Feb-06-13 8:52 AM

This is just a slice of what's coming. Wait until the healtcare law goes into effect, many libs will be wondering what hit them. All of this in the name of Beyonce, Jay-Z, Honey Boo Boo and pop-culture.

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Feb-06-13 11:38 AM

This is an example of bad political commentary. The story of what Yugoslavia was like when your friend visited it is nice and all, but what you left out was any mention whatsoever about things that are actually happening in this country in the present day.

Whatever kind of "clever" point you assume this anecdote makes about the direction that the American Democratic party is heading is entirely without merit because you have offered no connection between Yugoslavia and here.

Debate about decisions being made by our political parties is an excellent example of free speech, when it is based on reality. If you want to talk about current issues, line up some actual facts about those issues and write another letter.

I say this as an independent who both believes in the 2nd Amendment and favors Obamacare.

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Feb-06-13 2:31 PM

Coatrack, Ditto.

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Feb-06-13 3:26 PM

Thomas, Get off the Faux News Kool-aid.

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Feb-06-13 5:37 PM

The person is a nut bag who wrte that letter. How about cpmaring the United States to Canada'a system of Universal health care instead. Canadians are worth more than Americans now per capita and enjoy far more than those in Yugo. Not to mention far more than us here in the states. Pick and choose your comparisons in ways that are relatable to the reality not your ideology. Canadians are just as free as we are in many way and more in others. Especially health care. They are free of the burden of worrying if they can afford their medicine or get treatment.

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Feb-06-13 7:35 PM

Hark the other party too! We are Americans and we're ALL fools ......

This person is lost in a horrendous past event ......

I have no idea as to why the Tribune Editors picked this for opinion ....

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Feb-07-13 9:02 AM

So, dude, your friend was travelling in Yugoslavia when? Like 25 years ago?


There is no Yugoslavia anymore!

This letter is walk down the Yugonostalgic path, a sort of "ubi sunt" hankering for "les neiges d'antan," the good old days of the Cold War.

At least get current!

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Feb-07-13 12:22 PM

resistence is futile

Wow, by now, 4+ yrs into this ride, you'd think either you'd get used to Obama knowing his first term was not the end of the world, or you'd have your medicine adjusted again.

Did you know that there is no federal law requiring a privately held news corporation to tell the truth in the news?

So when you watch Fox News and they tell you they have proof Obama is a despot who wants to ruin America and bring about a collapse of our medical system, you might want to entertain the possibility that they are lying for political reasons.

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Feb-08-13 5:28 AM

False Gods? Oh Please! We didn't care when Bush did it....Except getting us in debt. Most people don't care what arabs do in their own country....Thats why no one wanted to go to Iraq, Afghanastan or any of them arab countries.

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Feb-08-13 9:44 AM

"We'll know our disinformation program is complete when everything the american public believes is false." - William Casey, CIA Director (from first staff meeting in 1981)

let that sink in. read it again if you have to.

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Feb-08-13 2:07 PM


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Feb-08-13 6:21 PM

MESSAGE TO AMERICA- Jonathan Cahn - "Presidential Inaugural Prayer Breakfast

go to youtube, type that in search bar and watch this inaugural prayer. its 39 minutes long, but give it just 5 minutes of your time and then decide to watch the rest. this guy speaks alot of truth.

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Feb-08-13 8:59 PM

Benghazi!!!! OMG! Benghazi!!!!

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Feb-08-13 9:00 PM

WASHINGTON– A Florida congresswoman on Tuesday introduced a resolution honoring Trayvon Martin, the Florida teen whose slaying a year ago this month stirred national controversy.

Rep. Frederica Wilson, a South Florida Democrat, introduced a resolution “honoring the life of Trayvon Martin"...."“Today, Trayvon Martin would have celebrated his 18th birthday,” the statement read. “We all know the tragic circumstances surrounding his murder: Trayvon was racially profiled, chased, made to fight for his life, and ultimately murdered. Yet we as a nation have yet to take substantive action to stop such a heartbreaking incident from happening again. Enough is enough: We as a nation have buried too many young black boys. Let’s set Congress on course to address the underlying causes behind the crisis that Trayvon’s death symbolizes. Let’s take action to stop racial profiling and give our people a chance to succeed.”

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Feb-08-13 9:19 PM

let us all bow our heads, with our dear leaders, and honor the life of the great trayvon martin! let us recongnize his outstanding achievements, his contributions to our society, and the role model he was for all Americans to aspire to become. Let us understand that george zimmerman is guilty, even if the eventual trial shows him to be innocent. Trayvon was a an upstanding model citizen, who on his own facebook page proclaimed what a thug he was, during the week of his death had been suspended from his high school, was found to be a user of drugs, and was known to be violent.

Today, the United States of America honors you Trayvon, with legislation honoring your life and all the sacrafices you made to enhance the life of all Americans! You are a true American hero!

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Feb-08-13 9:57 PM

who's Ben Ghazi?

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Feb-08-13 11:43 PM


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Feb-08-13 11:48 PM

(PP)- As an ex-Los Angeles police officer killed three people and went on a deadly shooting rampage in a vendetta to punish those he attributed for his firing. California Senators Dianne Feinstein and Barbara Boxer pleaded for calm, and asked both law enforcement and civilians to lay down their weapons. Throughout the day, Senators Feinstein and Boxer made desperate pleas for their California constituents to turn in their guns and not confront the crazed gunman because this would be a perfect test of their anti-gun proposals.

"The Senators feel the best course of action is to remove all weapons from law enforcement and private citizens so no one else gets hurt,” said a Senate communications intern. “When the gunman realizes that nobody else is armed, he will lay down his weapons and turn himself in…. that’s just human nature.”---palookavillepost


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Feb-08-13 11:51 PM

United, when you post web pages try using spaces in between the letters an the web site will go past the Tribune censors. : )

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Feb-08-13 11:55 PM

what r u talking about???

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Feb-09-13 12:02 AM

Example A: *******

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Feb-09-13 12:03 AM

what website would you like me to point out to you? i think you might be missing it there big guy

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Feb-09-13 12:04 AM

h t t p : / / w w w . palookavillepost.c o m /

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Feb-09-13 12:04 AM

that tells you everything you need to know.

its at youtube and copy paste the 2Tlxr9vmv0A into the seach box.

do you really need the h t t p: // part my man?

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