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October 27, 2013

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Carole

Contumelious???? Your vocabulary is second to none.

Alan Wald

Good article.

And Dick Cheney is in favor of lesbian rights (but for his daughter only of course)

Carole

Contumelious???? Your vocabulary is second to none.

Alan Weiss

The picture says it all! And then of course you do.

Paul

That's for the wonderful article on "Hearts" of Stone (pun intended)....Just makes one want to search out information about whose heart was sewn into Cheney's body....

Donald

I find it interesting that you would refer to the HUAC investigations and hearings with their obvious Anti-Semitic overtones as an analogy to smear Chaney but failed to acknowledge the horrid rampant & openly anti-Semitism of the members of the 73rd (68% dems) thru 79th (60% dems) congress during FDR's tenure. Every initiative that was Pro-Jew in any way was voted down. If not for FDR's early friendship with Henry Morgenthau, Jr, and his new found respect for Harold Ickes (a dyed in the wool Progressive Republican), who knows how WWII would have ended.


Certainly Morgenthau was not a Keynesian economist as noted in one of his most well known quotes:


"We have tried spending money. We are spending more than we have ever spent before and it does not work. And I have just one interest, and if I am wrong … somebody else can have my job. I want to see this country prosperous. I want to see people get a job. I want to see people get enough to eat. We have never made good on our promises. … I say after eight years of this Administration we have just as much unemployment as when we started. … And an enormous debt to boot."


(Oy Vey !! What would he say today with the debt going up one trillion bucks every year, and President Obama refuses to even consider even a reduction in the rate of increase of the spending. )


Morgenthau fought with the FDR administration and the Democrat majority congress to save the escaping Jews of Europe, but without success.


Harold Ickes was probably one of the 1st Civil Rights leaders in this country. Starting in Chicago and never stopping to the day he died. But he also had major arguments with FDR and the congress attempting to find alternative routes to save the Jews who were escaping the horrors of Nazism. He alone brought 1,000 refuges on the cruise liner "The St. Louis" to New York where they were transferred to an internment camp up state in Oswego.


So the two lonely FDR cabinets members who fought for the Jews were both anti-union, in favor of a balanced budget, against raising taxes to fund the war, but helped administer the New Deal and the PWA, and were known to be incorruptible, and probably incorrigible as well!


I must mention that it was the almost unanimous Republican vote that got the passage of LBJ's Civil rights Act of '64 and the Voting Rights Act of '65. I'm sure you recall that it was Al Gore's daddy along with that ex-KKKer, Robert Byrd who lead an unsuccessful 83 day filibuster against the Civil Rights Act. That was 83 days when nothing was accomplished in the US Senate - not just 21 hours.


These facts about FDR's administration and the Democrat Majority that controlled the US Congress during WWII are more important than Chaney's 5 deferments (and come on, how did you know that he "gladly" accepted the 5 deferments but lets see - do you think that Joe Biden "sadly" accepted his 5 deferments?), and why is it necessary to always refer to his tenure with Halliburton as if his job description included committing murder? Halliburton happens to be one of only 4 companies in the world that offer unique administrative services for the oil drilling industry. The others are French, British, and Swiss. Some company had to get the job. Would you have preferred that one of those got the job or would you prefer that a US company got the job.


Here are a couple of last things - Have you noticed how the Medicare related co-pays on meds has jumped up in the last 4 months? And how about 2 of my wife's 5 doctors who will not accept any new Medicare patients. And her cardiologist just left private practice and joined the Holy Cross Cardiac department. And a 36 yr old father of 4 (who installs for me) has been trying for over 2 weeks to sign up but as of yesterday stopped trying. And dear Secretary Sebelius just hired one of Mitt Romney's executives from Bane Capital to save Obamacare.


Chuck

That's the problem, yours is a JOB, my position is as a citizen, unfettered by the RESPONSIBILTY of bashing a particular political party, and one who has voted both sides of the aisle. The JOB has blinded you, and all the other committed, straight liberals to the reality of what's happening on the ground, and the miserable direction into which the country is headed. BE GOOD TO YOURSELF, BE HONEST WITH YOURSELF.

Roz

Another fool in the nation. So sad.

Barbara M.

Love your e-mail about Dick Cheney.
It is especially interesting to me because I have just replied to
an e-mail from a good friend (male) who had forwarded to me
a message about Leonard Bernstein concerning Bernstein's
love life. My friend here did not know that I had written a graduate
paper on Bernstein because I "fell in love" with Bernstein when he conducted
the Boston Symphony in Philadelphia. This was, of course, much before
discussions about health insurance.
Merci beaucoup.

KFS to Chuck

Chuck: I don't have to write essays about ". . . probably one of the worst presidents in history." That's your job. I have mine.

Chuck

How you can find the time to write about Dick Cheney, when in the White House today, you probably have one of the worst presidents in history. He has mismanaged our Middle East relationships, his administration has yet to explain Bengazi, (see 60 minutes tonight),, has yet to explain the misbehavior of the IRS, has angered the Saudi's, has worsened the difficult China/Russian relationships, has angered our Euro allies, is mistrusted by Israel, and all those that depended on the strength and commitment of the U.S., and now in desperate fashion, quite anxious for some victory, will cave in to the Iranians on their nuclear ambitions, when now is the time to tighten the noose, as they and Rohani surely cannot be trusted. You can't blame Ted Cruz for this, nor the Tea party.

What we have here, is an aloof president, above his head on the world stage, an apologist for a nation that has given much to the world and sacrificed much for the good of humanity.

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