Responding to Re: Lew Jeppson, "Why should you receive what you did not
earn?" This would be a good question for US management that takes
an ever greater portion of the pie--even when they perform poorly."Why would a successful person invest his brians, his sweat or his money in
such a system?" I'm sure that a lot of Utah teachers ask themselves
the same question! Utah has one of the top income levels while spending the
LEAST of all 50 states per student. So much for valuing children.
As I have said before God will save this Country!!
NO MITT IN FEDERAL GOVERNMENT!!!!Utah LDS it will never
He just named someone totally with out any foriegn policy experaince?? We are
Hosed?? Hang on tight no matter who wins this Country is in seriouse trouble.I am affraid McCain just handed Obama the Presidency..............
Woops!Utah republicans. You thought it was going to be Romney.
Wow! How stupid are you. You have always been played by the born again base of
your party.They hate you! Us! I am a mormon democrat who
understands that religion and politics are not a good mix. How disappointed are
you? The point is that if you want to align yourselves with a national
political mormon; why not Harry Reid of Nevada? At least he doesn't change his
positions just to get elected like Mit did. What a phoney he was.Had he stayed true to himself and his original beliefs, he might have won the
nomination like McCain did. Just a thought but why did you not call him a
flip-flopper like you did Kerry?Because he was one of you and you
wanted so desperately to have one of your own part of the equation?How convenient of all of the right winged mormons to over look Romney's
liberal earlier views when he was Governor of Mass. Wayne Owens is
laughing in Heaven right now. Better to be true to your core beliefs and not
cow-tow to the hater born-agains.God Bless Mormons with brains!
"What I want to know is what McCain has done for 30 years in the Senate?" --
your questionReally, you're asking?-----Yes.
I am really asking. He's spent 3 decades in the Senate and the only
accomplishments I know of are selling influence in the Keating Five scandal and
writing the McCain-Feingold campaign reform act that he regularly violates.What has he done for the money he's been collecting for 30 years?
Have you actually looked at the world lately? I don't care who it is the end is
near either way.
Stop teasing darnit!!!! Unfortunatly Powell doesn't want to be President so why
would he want to be VP. Too bad though, McCain has a pretty weak field to choose
To Anonymous"What I want to know is what McCain has done for 30 years in
the Senate?" -- your questionReally, you're asking? You might want
to ask the question about the other candidate as well. What has he done? The
only thing I know about him is that he is a good speech writer, but still
looking for any accomplishments. Also looking for some authentic views as they
seem to change every day. Did you hear him say he was for nuclear power last
night -- that is strange, because he has opposed it all along, just like he
opposed drilling, but now he is changing on that and his position on pulling out
troops -- does this guy have any concrete principles?
Why should we confiscate an unfair amount of money other people have earned and
give it to people who didn't earn it? Why would anyone who lives in such a
socialist system want to work harder than anyone else and to achieve more if the
government will just take it from him? Why would a successful person invest his
brians, his sweat or his money in such a system? If if were not for successful
people (rich) there would be no investment, no jobs, no commerce. Poor people do
not start companies, hire people or fund scientific development in any field!
The best way I know to drive people back to the last century is to elimnate and
disincentivise anyone from achiement! Even the Chinese have figured it out! Why
can't you liberals????
Why is there such a hatred for "rich" people in this country? Without "rich"
people who would invest in industry, commerce and science? Why punish the
achievers in America? That is why communism and socialism has failed everytime
it has been tried! Because there is no longer any incentive to achieve! Why
should I work harder than someone else, the governement will just take it way?
Why should I invest my money in a country that will tax me into poverty? Why
should I or anyone else want to live in a system that punishes those who
succeed? Why should you receive what you did not earn? This is exactly why and
how liberal socialists will ruin this country! If you want to live in a society
like that, move to Cuba! I hear they have "free" health care! What a deal! A
Democrat's dream! Steal from the achievers and redistribute to the lazy and
unwilling! Sounds like paradise doesn't it?
@10:09 PMHey, I thought the right wing had a message of "unity, love and
respect" What has happened? Where does the "working person" get a
To Anonymous: Bill Clinton increased the taxes on the top 5% and produced a
decade of surpluses. So removing the Bush tax cuts for that group and dropping
everyone else's taxes just might work.
I'am sure if Mitt is not tapped for the veep, He will be in the mcCain cabinet
somewhere. He may be more usefull in some other capacity.
If it's Mitt, the end of the world is near. I hope so much it isn't Romney!!
It's Colin Powell.
the light | 7:01 p.m.: "If McCain has dementia because he forgets a few things,
what does Obama have when he says there are 57 states?"Not to worry.
He's including in his count Kenya and several Indonesian states who he will see
to it gets alotta US government aid.
Obama's speech tonight was just empty promises. How can he lower taxes for 95
percent of working families, and at the same time raise the salary of all
american teachers, invest 150 billion dollars in alternative energy sources, and
provide health care? Any economist,...better yet, any american with common
sense hopefully saw right through him. And if they didn't, we should be alot
more worried about this country.Idiots.
Unhappy | 7:17 p.m.>>>Anyone McCain names will be better qualified
than Obama's choice of Joe Biden.
You said, "The speech by Dr. King is titled "I HAVE a dream" but since you're
residents of the most bigoted state in the union, I wouldn't expect you to
remember such a thing."Brilliant in your hypocrisy! The left wing
message of unity, love and respect (as long as you agree with us) rings true
BUSH/McCAIN | 7:01 p.m.: "It really does not matter who John McCain picks for
his VP. The STENCH of FAILURE, FEAR, and DOUBT DEFINES BUSH/McCAIN."It's B.O. that stinks.
Interesting dialogue . . . whether you like McCain or not, his handlers are
making you all talk about the Repub VP story when the Obamanites in Denver
should be carrying the limelight and the newsline. It must be political
brilliance since the supposedly big Democratic poll bounce has been non-existent
and McCain has received just as much favorable press for leaking the VP choice
might come before Friday. Polls are showing Romney will give McCain a lift.
Tomorrow we'll know . . .
McCain votes very conservatively. Having been our senator for years, I have
kept a record of his voting and it is very conservative. He really would like
to see less corruption in government.
Let's hope Mcain does not choose Brother Romney. This would be devastating for
the brave Utah Democrats who are trying to defeat the evil doers in our State
Legislature. We need to elect Obama and then this will help get more Democrats
elected locally. It is imperative that we get rid of Curtis and his band of
Special Interest bought politicians. Vote Democratic this fall!!!
Thank goodness for Mitt that Johnny Mac picked the Minnesota man. If Mitt ever
wants to run again for president, he best distance himself as far from McCain as
possible. If McCain wins then it will be Bush de ja vu all over again. A
mindless war, trillions of $$$'s more in the red, and a continuous sinking
economy. Run Mitt run.
McCain made a TERRIBLE mistake not making his announcement already. NO ONE is
going to want to be on the losing ticket with him after Obama's speech tonight!
Poor Romney, shafted again, once by the GOP mainstream, now by McCain and
cronies. Someday he'll learn that pandering to anybody who will listen may get
you short term results but not the presidency. Guess he has to find another job
for four years to challenge Obama in '12. Too bad there isn't another Olympics
to "turn around". Maybe he can make a movie about the challenges of global
cooling and poor farmers in Utah.
How will UT and the mountain states feel about McCain snubbing Romney?
When Obama failed to choose Clinton for his VP he lost the election. That was a
first big decision he made and he failed. The Clinton camp will not
forget this snub. As soon as all the hoop de hoop finishes in Denver the real
world Clinton voters will voice their opinion at the voting booth.
What I want to know is what McCain has done for 30 years in the Senate? Has he
done anything but cash a paycheck and get his face on TV? Really!
To Mr. Bentley, and others of the same political persuasion, please wake up and
realize that the GOP doesn't think about Utah, except as a place to go for
funding. There is NO doubt how your fair state will vote in this election or
the next, so why would the GOP care what you think? You're in the bag --- a
sure thing. They can and will spend their time, money and future political
power on less predictable voters. If you doubt my words, ask yourself how much
closer we are to achieving those family values that the GOP only talks about.
We should all vote how we believe, but don't be afraid to hold the bums
accountable. Look at the third parties for a real change.
Obama is ready to roll. McCain is ready to retire. Obama has a dream. McCain
thinks he might have had one.
McCain doesn't just have a verbal gaffe like how many states, McCain makes
policy statements about Iraq having a border with Pakistan -- you know, that
country with nuclear weapons. A whole lot more damage will be done
about that kind of confusion. You don't want a confused guy rattling sabers at
Russia when they've got petroleum to launch rockets and we've irritated every
Anyone McCain names will be better qualified than Obama's choice of Joe
Biden.Neither ticket has much that I can vote for, but Obama's
choice of VEEP certainly confirms that their team has nearly everything to vote
If McCain has dementia because he forgets a few things, what does Obama have
when he says there are 57 states?
It really does not matter who John McCain picks for his VP. The STENCH of
FAILURE, FEAR, and DOUBT DEFINES BUSH/McCAIN.
McCain gives Romney the thumb in the eye. It's Pawlenty -- which is probably a
pretty good choice -- NOT Romney.
It's MN Governor Tim Pawlenty.
McCain should choose Gov. Huntsman. He's smart, articulate, been a governor and
an ambassador and run a big company, and he's YOUNG.
don't wait too long McCain, or else you'll forget....LOL!!
The speech by Dr. King is titled "I HAVE a dream" but since you're residents of
the most bigoted state in the union, I wouldn't expect you to remember such a
Full square thought: McCain named his vp but he forgot. The man is suffering
from dementia.It is sad but true. Think about all of the opps
moments that the 71? year old has produced in the past 3 months. Early signs of
dementia.Sorry, but it is true.
Yesterday they said the decision was made and it would be announced tomorrow.
Is he confused about this too?!
Ed - How can Utah be a key swing state with only five electoral votes?
Brother Chuckcon - Can we cancel the general election now that you have
appointed McSame POTUS?Having McSame use Dr. King's "I had a Dream" speech
would be ironic - a rich white man of inherited and married wealth recalling the
aspiration of black perople's struggle for equality. Is this a great
country or what? It may be a two way street Bro, but you're going against
the oncoming traffic.
I hope it's mitt, as well. He'll not only deliver the key swing state of Utah,
but he's good for fillng column space here in the news. Plus, his presence will
again draw attention to how divisive and counter productive religion is to the
political process, and how much it doesn't belong there.
President McCain is widely expected to name his choice for vice president on his
Birthday. Let's hope it's Mitt. It would be nice of he made it the same day as
Obamacon's speech and used his same word's of "I HAD A DREAM" - MLK speech,
Obamacon is going to say there at the ballpark. After all, it's a two way street
out there, not a Obamacon "one way street" only. As Howard Dean thinks.