Published: Monday, Nov. 19 2012 12:00 a.m. MST
Looks like we have another sour grape.
Sarcasm isn't that funny when mixed with sour grapes. Who gets
all this free stuff anyway? All those "free" hover rounds going to
seniors in the t-party? Free Dr visits to the same. Free checks from SS that pay
most of the motor home mortgages in the country? That free stuff?Or
are you upset about the $50 a week in food stamps some low income families get
for their kids? Free crutches for wounded veterans? There is a lot of "free
stuff' going on but you'll have to be more specific which of it you
are upset about.
wah wah!And letters like these will surely win the GOP more votes in
2016!Keep it up repubs! You're heading further and further into
political irrelevance day by day!
What a ridiculous thing to say.Maybe the author should move to somewhere
where there is an anthem to his liking.
I wonder where John received his anti-American training. Perhaps John’s
father was a businessman. In my school they taught the good things about
I think the only "free" stuff John cares about is the free stuff going
to the inner city poor. Of course it's great that the government gives
free stuff to senior citizens and gives businesses subsidies. Those are the
The anthem is fine whether you're in reality or not.
America is becoming a welfare state thanks to the offshore megabanks that have
almost all of our politicans in their pocket.
I find it interesting that the Republicans complain so much about "free
stuff." Utah, for the record, is a net "taker," receiving more money
from the federal government than we pay in taxes. In fact, most of the
"taker" states are red states. Only Texas, with its oil industry, is a
significant exception. Utah and its red sisters rely on economically productive
blue states like New York and Illinois to make all the "free stuff" they
What pains me most are Hypocrites.I've listened to these
bafoons and radio clowns go on and on, year after year about how They are
the REAL Americans.How They are the TRUE Patriots, How only They can
be right, and evyone else disagreeing otherwise are wrong,How THEY are the
one trying to save this great nation of ours...For 8 long years I
watched in absolute horror as GW Bush and Dick Cheney single-handedly wiped out
4 generations of American prosperity and didn't say ANYTHING negative about
my country!For 8 long years - as a VETERAN - I was trash talked as being
un-patriotic and un-America because I did not support 2 OFFENSIVE, and un-Funded
foreign wars for oil and didn't not trash talk my country.Pres.
Obama gets easily re-elected - and now those very same so-called,
self-pronounced Patriots, who call themselves the only true Americans, are the ones trash talking America as a whole, tell themselves Obama is
destroying America, that anyone who voted against them NOT an Aemrican,
and NOW - They want to Seceed from the Union.Some
PATRIOTS.Traitors is what I call them.
Secession is as American as George Washington and apple pie. it's what
built the country.
Actually the letter writer could just write and use his own version of the Star
Spangled Banner, and make it work any way that fits his desires. After all,
that's what the country and its activist judges have done to the
constitution, reinvent and reinterpret it to make it something other then what
it was written to be. As for Utah being a "net tax taker",
that might be technically factual, but take away the unfunded government
mandates, and union payoffs in government contracting requirements, the Issue
changes a lot. Then turn massive amounts of confiscated public lands, over to
private (tax paying)ownership, and the "net tax taker" issue become
@Hahahaha -- Those Utah lands weren't confiscated. They were never
Utah's to begin with. Utah agreed that they would remain part of the land
controlled by the federal government when they were granted statehood. Before
that they belonged to the US government as a part of a territory. It's not
like the federal government came in and took the land. You can't take
something away from someone who never had it to begin with. Instead, Utah is
trying to take the federal government's land. Bunch of takers trying to
always take from the rest of us!
Taking poor loser and bitter sour grapes to epic heights! Whoever decides what
is an "opinion letter" should screen letters for junior high school
whining. This is equivalent of mooning the third period teacher. The
disillusioned beyond sanity letters are entertaining and do show the extent that
Utah people were hyped up about a guy in the predominate religion.
I'm pretty sure the other guy was offering a shiny new 20% across the board
Like I told my tantruming 2 year olds when they didn't get their way;..."the only thing needs to 'Change' here is
someone's bad attitude."Grow-up...for a change.
Ok Wonder dude lets say your right and I'm wrong, please go on and on some
more telling us what confiscated means. Point being, Utah has massive amounts of
public and even private land, that is locked off from development and tax
generating enterprising, because of the do gooder know it all bureaucracies, and
their laws, that control these things. And they are controlled by the inept,
mind-numbed environuts or anti private enterprise crowd. That issue is a big
factor in the "net taker" argument!
A bit off topic, I know, but for some time I have thought it might be a good
idea to change the national anthem from the Star-Spangled Banner to America the
Beautiful and move the Star Spangled Banner to our military anthem. The Star
Spangled Banner hits some excellent sentiments, but is ultimately a war song and
focuses more on the fight for freedom than on the concept of freedom itself.
That it is about fighting for freedom necessarily engenders an 'us vs
them' attitude. Who us and them are change through time, but to keep a
fight alive means that there must be someone - even if other Americans - that
must be countered. In contrast, America the Beautiful has no inherent
divisiveness and just focuses on the notion that it is great to be an American -
which it is.
I want to know what john charity springhas to say about this!
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