Kathleen Parker: Congress cooperates to solve all problems — in your dreams

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  • lost in DC West Jordan, UT
    Aug. 8, 2013 8:45 a.m.

    Tyler, yep, you do. justifying or rationalizing does not change the fact that you do. So by your logic, when my child drops her water glass, my kitchen becomse polluted. hahaha

    take you back to a man who did great damage to the country? we don't need to go back - BO is POTUS now!

  • patriot Cedar Hills, UT
    Aug. 7, 2013 1:28 p.m.

    Ted Cruz is proposing doing away with the IRS and going to a flat tax. Common sense ideas like this never see the light of day since they would destroy the strangle hold the far left has on their low info masses. It would also remove from Barack his army of IRS agents to threaten and intimidate anyone who disagrees with their communist ideology. We do have some GREAT senators and Cruz is one of them along with Mike Lee and Rand Paul. We don't have enough of them. Too many Harry and Nancy types that stop ALL progress on anything common sense.

  • ThornBirds St.George, Utah
    Aug. 7, 2013 12:28 p.m.

    Close your eyes and carefully listen to Mr. Cruz's voice.
    Let it take you back, many years, to a scary time in America, to a man who did great damage to our country and it's citizens.
    Hauntingly familiar and terribly frightening.

  • happy2bhere clearfield, UT
    Aug. 7, 2013 11:11 a.m.

    I hope Kathleen Parker enjoys her summer vacation, because that column was some of the most useless blather I've read lately, and that includes the posts here on DN.

  • Tyler D Meridian, ID
    Aug. 7, 2013 10:36 a.m.

    @lost in DC – “Tyler, you talk to me of facts, yet you constantly INSIST CO2 is pollution.”

    I do?

    Pretty sure what I have said is that it depends on the context – naturally occurring CO2 is not pollution but man-made emissions (at levels that begin to unbalance the natural carbon cycle) is pollution. And this is precisely in line with any complete definition of pollution I have ever run across.

    Like so many other areas of life, these things don’t always lend themselves to simplistic or absolutist-type answer (e.g., either CO2 is a pollutant or it is not). They require that we have the patience and intelligence to tease out the finer distinctions necessary to have a correct understanding of the facts.

    But I admit this is hard to see for anyone who gets most of their information from people who speak in nothing but overly-simplistic, either/or ways and constantly deride those who go a bit deeper as “intellectual elites.” [A few I’ve never understood since in every other area of life you want people – your doctor, pilot, accountant, plumber, etc. – to be elites in their field.]

  • lost in DC West Jordan, UT
    Aug. 7, 2013 10:02 a.m.

    Tyler, LDS? lib,
    not all republicans are conservative, as Ms. Parker shows by her column. sorry to burst your uber far-left-wing bubble

    you talk to me of facts, yet you constantly INSIST CO2 is pollution. Oh pulease.

  • Tyler D Meridian, ID
    Aug. 7, 2013 9:29 a.m.

    @lost in DC – “Even when they try to sound unbiased, their liberal bias shows.”

    As a wise man once said, “people are entitled to their own opinions, but not their own facts.”

    Our political culture has become so far removed from facts that I sometimes think if a columnist wrote a piece about a beautiful sunset they would be accused by many of having a “sunlight” bias. And given the anti-alternative energy views of some today, this analogy does not seem totally far-fetched.

  • LDS Liberal Farmington, UT
    Aug. 7, 2013 9:23 a.m.

    lost in DC

    West Jordan, UT

    Liberal columnists just cannot help themselves.


    Um, I don't want to bust your uber-far-right-wing bubble but...
    It's relative to where you are standing.

    Kathleen Parker is a Republican and considered a "Conservative" writer and journalist --
    and her articles are printed in 350 "Conservative" newspapers throughout the country.

    If she is "Liberal" left --
    That puts you about as far out in right-field as one can possible go.

  • lost in DC West Jordan, UT
    Aug. 7, 2013 8:08 a.m.

    Liberal columnists just cannot help themselves. Even when they try to sound unbiased, their liberal bias shows. Ms. Parker takes a paragraph up front to say blaming everything on the repubs is just dem propaganda, then she takes the rest of her column to blame everything on the repubs.