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American spirit evident locally

January 20, 2014

We are in the first month of a new year. Each one of us has never, ever experienced this precise moment in time before. We can learn from the past, and hopefully, grow wiser in the future....

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CadeFoster

Jan-24-14 9:02 PM

Steiner completely lost it, in the post "Helping with hair" about his wonderful insult on a young girl with cancer.

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Captain

Jan-21-14 4:21 AM

I read what you wrote. You in turn, disagreed with my opinion of Dr H's letter by commenting: "The fact that people like Captain state that they have never seen or experienced the country as described by this writer may say more about them and the reason this country is in decline..."

Why, b/c I see this country differently than you, therefore, it's people "like me" that caused it to happen? The rose-colored glasses crack was my simple way to disagree w/your opinion (and the Dr's). I'm not trying to make you agree w/me. I've just stated what I've seen in my lifetime. As the saying goes: "some see the glass half full, others see it half empty." There's also a difference between how things were, and how they are.

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badnewsbear

Jan-20-14 9:07 PM

Capt., not sure about the rose-colored glasses. If you read what I wrote, it's really just the opposite. While what I believe in, and what the writer speaks of, is what made us great, my point is that too many people think like you and it is causing the decline we are under. I also agree with MD and, frankly, the so-called "great uniter" is nothing but a magnet for those that don't believe in the spirit of America and what made it great. The spirit still exists in many of us, but we are quickly becoming the minority and, when that happens, our greatness will cease to exist.

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Captain

Jan-20-14 8:29 PM

Just wondering where I can get me some of those rose-colored glasses, that's all. I agree with MD, blame it on whoever or whatever you want...apparently his opinion isn't the same as Dr H's either.

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MikeDavis

Jan-20-14 8:10 PM

This nation is more divided than at any other time since the Civil War. Blame it on whatever you want but it has gotten much worse since the self proclaimed "Great Uniter" took office.

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badnewsbear

Jan-20-14 7:51 PM

Captain, just my opinion...never taken a sociology class before. Nothing against you personally, but I certainly feel that anyone who can't see what made this country great, and is not trying to follow that path, is heading in the wrong direction and, unfortunately, it's become the norm, rather than the exception.

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Captain

Jan-20-14 7:23 PM

bear: that's some pretty deep do-do you laid out there, and I resent the blame you throw at me to explain why the country is indeed no longer the way Dr H describes it to be, which ironically supports my critique of his letter. btw, are you a sociology major, or was that just an opinion?

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joew

Jan-20-14 5:48 PM

As per usual the kapitan states something not even remotely related to my statement once again illustrating a serious shortcoming in the reading comprehension area of the brain.(frontal cortex)

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badnewsbear

Jan-20-14 5:25 PM

The fact that people like Captain state that they have never seen or experienced the country as described by this writer may say more about them and the reason this country is in decline than anything else. What is described here is exactly the spirit this country was built on and took it to the level of being the greatest country in the world. It is the lack of this spirit that leads to jealousy, envy, the victim mentality and the ultimate dependency that politicians pushing the progressive (ie. destructive) agenda are leading people into.

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Captain

Jan-20-14 3:48 PM

Trolling again are we? To respond nicely, I have to say you really are a "unique" individual, joey. I really didn't realize the extent of your mental illness until now. Since my comments here have somehow reminded you of PC's comments on the holiday thread, can any poster on this thread (beside steiner) see ANYTHING remotely related to race in Dr H's letter?

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joew

Jan-20-14 1:49 PM

Yes Captain and if you read the post from christopher regarding the Observer comment about today's holiday I can sure understand how you would agree with him! Birds of a feather!

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Captain

Jan-20-14 10:28 AM

WOW! I have to agree with PC. Other than when people pull together during a crisis, or during charitable events and such, but the way the good Dr describes this country as a whole is IMO pure fantasy, and certainly NOT what I've experienced in my lifetime. Yes, there are a lot of good people in this country, but there are also a lot of bad.

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Steiner

Jan-20-14 9:30 AM

cronig your facts are extraordinary ! i am a suppository ! Wow, what a grasp you have on americin life and science. you are not too bright are you cronig. Wow, you called me a name. for the unpteenth time. Where is that list of govt projects. How and why did obama and sebellius issue relief from the individual mandate ? the claim of cheaper insurance was a lie. They could not keep your policy if you liked it. the new policies are much more expensive . behold, croning calls me a suppository. Lets see i saved 10,000 lives and i get called that. is that liberal largess cronig ? so by their own admission, obama and sebellius, the govts take has become very large. Disposable income is headed down and cronig asks , what happenned. it was the govt cronig.when the right said this, they were called obstructioinist

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Steiner

Jan-20-14 9:23 AM

cronig got it wrong again ! no suprise there. Lets see cronig, under your magnificent obama, income inequality has skyrocketed among the blacks and increased among the whites. fact cronig. His EPA has declared war om america, a gal led thing here posters. Cronig, you miss again and again, being a liberal that it was yankee ingenuity and private enterprise that made america great. LET ME HELP YOU, IT WAS NOT THE GOVT THAT DID IT. You seem to realize that. So with the great increase in govt and war on private enterprise, we see a decline in americas wealth it takes 2 wage earners to do what one could do when i was a kid. Thats liberal largess in action cronig. So cronig please explain, for the umpteenth time how liberal largess helped america.

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Dcronlg

Jan-20-14 9:15 AM

Cade, undeniably and unequivocally, the only one true thing which Steinerdzzz knows absolutely all about is being a suppository.

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Steiner

Jan-20-14 9:15 AM

cade, facts are mocking to you. All facts are incomprehensible to liberals. you are like cronig, an eruption of stupidity and no specifics. you think you are smart in your posts. Any one with any thinking skills sees right thru you. But most of the posters here are libs and they have no critical thinking skills. Like christopher, blames the right for being obstructionist, but ignores his own teachers union and holder suing local govts to stop vouchers for school choice. thats liberal largess spooken of by cronig in action. keep on ranitng cade, i have facts from history, you have nothing.

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Dcronlg

Jan-20-14 9:13 AM

Seriously Dr, please 'splain the extent of the intense polarization, the economic inequality and the all-but-gone middle class of our country if we have such an "the indomitable spirit of the people themselves and their dedication to one another".

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CadeFoster

Jan-20-14 9:06 AM

mock mock mock, everybodys wrong except Steiner. yea it the liberals, not the parents who raise there kids with ignorant racist chauvinistis hateful name calling comments all day long. You know what I mean Stiener you do this all day long dont you. Think I am wrong, go back and read YOUR comments and tell me I am wrong,lol

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Steiner

Jan-20-14 8:10 AM

Christopher misses exactly who is dividing the country. It is the liberal party, engaged in constant class warfare. Pay their fair share, you did not buid that, rich people bad etc. The good doc has it correct. It was NOT the govt that made america great. Cronig will disagree with this. he will say it was liberal largess. But cronig NEVER puts forth that list pf govt sponsored projects for the stuff we take for granted. All liberal largess funded by taxes on private enterprise and cronig still misses that. I have a history book where it shows the letters written back to the immigrtants homes saying how much money they could keep after working. It was nearly all of it. Stupid cronig would say no way, the govt did it. So doc.it seems only you and Westlund have any clue as to how and what made america great. it was not the govt as it was severely limited in scoipe til wilson. only stupid liberals believe it was the govt.

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Christopher

Jan-20-14 8:01 AM

Unfortunately, other than in certain specific, and mostly crisis/tragedy situations, roughly half the country absolutely hates the other half. The so-called "middle" or "centrist" leaning individuals are maybe 10% of the population, the rest are divided by an invisible line of hate, needing only a political or personal label to totally disregard that person as a human being with legitimate thoughts, feelings and beliefs. And that, unfortunately, is America today.

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