Daily Times Portrays Democrats As Stupid……..and they are!

From the Grapevine:

Grapevine is a sampling of comments and observations on a variety of timely topics submitted by readers of The Daily Times.
Social Security

» Paul Ryan’s speech on being named Romney’s VP pick brought to mind an article by Ryan Lizza in the Aug. 6 New Yorker. Lizza wrote about the death of Ryan’s father, a successful business owner, when Ryan was an adolescent. In college, Ryan adopted Ayn Rand’s philosophy of individualism versus community. Ryan, as a minor, likely received his father’s Social Security benefits. He now proposes cutting Social Security. Without these benefits, what will happen to future children whose parent dies a too-early death? Will Social Security benefits be there for them?
Confused

» Every year, the federal government takes thousands of dollars of taxes directly out of my paychecks. Now that government wants to give some of it back to me by helping me pay for my health care. I like that idea. But Republicans and some physicians are now complaining that the federal governments spends too much on health care. I’m confused.
New knowledge

» “The real reason conservatives are so eager to see the president’s college transcripts has nothing to do with academics. They expect the documentation will finally prove he attended these schools as a foreign exchange student. In other words, it’s more birther nonsense.” Now that’s an interesting angle. I’d have never thought he might be an exchange student. Thanks for the tip.
Misquoted, often

» How many times will we have to listen to Republicans misquote President Barack Obama? Paul Ryan or Mitt Romney keep repeating that the president said, in reference to building your own business, “You didn’t build that.” If you listen to the full text, President Obama was referring to infrastructure (roads) that every business needs to be successful. I am a former Republican, but the far-right tea party folks have stolen my party from me.
1945 bombings

» “Have we forgotten the Aug. 6 and 9, 1945, atomic bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki, which transformed those cities into a nuclear holocaust in seconds?” The bombings that saved hundreds of thousands of American soldiers’ lives? I sure we haven’t forgotten when we had a president with backbone. I also hope others read their history books and know what happened on Dec. 7, 1941, and realize what can happen if we are attacked again — and remember.
Voter fraud

» The Carter-Baker Commission found between October 2002 and August 2005, federal officials charged 89 people with “casting multiple votes, providing false information about their felon status, buying votes, submitting false voter registration information or voting improperly as a noncitizen.” Nearly 2 million ballots were cast in the above time frame and fraud was found nationwide in .000045 percent of cases — about 89 people. Photo ID would not have detected many of these. Is it right to deny voting rights to millions of poor, elderly or minority Americans because of 89 illegal voters?

The Conspiracy To Get Joe Albero

Posted at RightCoastCoservative.

I hardly know where to start with all of this. It’s almost, almost so ridiculous, that it’s hysterical. Except that it’s not really. It’s more pathetic and sad than anything, but mostly it’s very illustrative of the rot gut in our community.

The local news has been high lighting a circus of a story about a prank phone call, and at the center of it all is local blogger extraordinaire; and supposed Salisbury mayoral candidate; Joe Albero. The story starts back a few weeks ago when Albero claimed on his blog that Salisbury mayor,Jim Ireton, phoned him late on a Saturday night, intoxicated, and that Jim conceded the election, well in advance of next April’s vote. Albero claimed Ireton asked to meet him the next day.

Only, none of that was true. Albero had a prank phone call, from a guy pretending to be the mayor. That was it and it should of been not only obvious, but the end of the story….but it wasn’t, it was only the beginning. I’d say it was gullible, if I am to be charitable, for Albero to believe that 1. The mayor would call him. 2. The mayor would call him at 11 o’clock on a Saturday night 3. The mayor would call him drunk. and 4. The mayor would call him to concede the election 10 months away. But he stands by his version of the story, and is now threatening to sue…..somebody. Allegedly the mayor.

Next, Albero calls city council woman Debbie Campbell, who in turn calls the Police Chief because she was allegedly concerned about Jim’s “well being” because he didn’t show up at the fake meeting discussed on the fake phone call the night before. Then somehow, Albero ends up going to the police and filing a complaint or something. That’s when, apparently the police chief, the states attorney, the sheriff, the FBI, WBOC-TV, The Daily Times, WMDT-TV, and reporter, Sarah Lake all conspired to go after Albero, at least according to him.

The police department conducted an investigation into the call at the request of Albero and in doing so they obtained the phone records from Ireton and Albero. As it turned out, indeed there was no phone call from Ireton to Albero. The guy who made the prank call was named and not charged, a newspaper reporter was fired for with holding knowledge of the callers identity and the Police Chief closed the case, as Ireton held a press conference to clear up the whole mess, yesterday.

Read more here.

Liberal Threatens To Sue This Blog Over Daily Times Opinion Piece

We printed an opinion piece in the Daily Times From Ron Pagano, the(assumed) leader of the occupy Salisbury movement. His last comment was this:

Whatever you say! You are the typical right-wing extremist, refusing to debate issues and then twisting the conversation in order to make yourself sound reasonable. Incredible and not worth my time. Good luck to you. Also, please make sure you do not continue to use copyrighted material (text or photos) from my blog…you may link to my blog, but not take entire posts and repost them without my permission. I will be monitoring this in the future and will take appropriate legal action, as required.

You are a waste of time…also, your typing skills need work…I have no idea what this means: “You want to be an extremists and call others what you are fine…” Anyway…yes, my blog is copyrighted, as is all original material, whether filed with the US Copyright Office or not; I would have thought such a smart “Free Speech” guy as yourself would have known that! You have also taken my photo and posted it on your site, without permission, along with text from my blog…I am trying to be nice, but if you persist, I will be forced to report you to WordPress, as well as take action in the District Court. Enjoy your “nice day!”
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This scare tactic and basically old game of lies, name-calling and being oblivious to the facts is just plain annoying. God Help America. Since no one does, I do ask my readers to stay away from his blog as only a few privileged people(the 1 percent) are supposed to read it.

Progressive Blogger and Occupy Salisbury Leader Ron Pagano Spews Propaganda

Letter to the editor in the Daily Times:

I’m tired of those who belittle the unemployed and those who need help from entitlement programs. These stalwarts of American individualism claim there are enough jobs for everyone who really wants to work — which means not blacks, immigrants, Hispanics or too lazy to get up off of their butts.

What is it about compassion, understanding and reality these “stalwarts” fail to grasp?

In the same breath, they praise those “rugged individuals” who “pull themselves up by their bootstraps” — those who start with nothing and scratch out a niche in their marketplace, working 18-hour days, six- or seven-day weeks, entrepreneurs of the late ’80s and ’90s, who started the “tech bubble.” Remember that one? These job creators are the backbone of America, and without them we’d have fallen into the great abyss.

Blah, blah, blah.

Call me crazy, but aren’t we deep in the abyss? Millions have lost their jobs, homes, cars, savings and investments. Those “job creators,” dot-com bubble-makers, Wall Street high-yield investment gurus, Bernie Madoff knock-offs,bankers who created the mortgage bubble and made billions when it burst and corporate executivess who sent millions of jobs overseas have sucked the life out of every working family. They point fingers at the unemployed, elderly, disabled, hungry children or mentally ill and say,”It’s their fault. Big government.Entitlement fever caused this.”

Fact: Big government didn’t cause the meltdown. It was greedy, sleight-of-hand financial games; devious, unconscionable rape of workers’ savings and investments — including homes that were manipulated into low or no-interest mortgages; creation of collatoralized debt obligations questionably rated by credit agencies; and Wall Street banks that put billions into mortgage debentures, but then ‘shorted’ them, betting that they would continue to collapse, and in the process, make them billions more without regard for the victim — the middle class.

I’m tired of hacks like Rep. Andy Harris blaming high taxes imposed on the wealthy and corporations — his supporters, the so-called “job creators” — for this economic mess.” Based on mean personal tax rates, there are only seven countries with lower rates than the United States (28 percent): Mexico (18 percent), Korea (16 percent), Australia (27 percent), Iceland (27 percent), Ireland (25 percent), New Zealand (21 percent) and Japan (27 percent). (Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development, 2007) The rest run up to 55 percent.

In 2008, the GAO reported that 55 percent of US businesses paid no federal income taxes during at least one year in the last seven it studied.

Based on these findings — and the widening gap between wealthy and middle-class incomes — is there anyone who really thinks the rich or businesses are worse off now than they were 30 years ago?

Ron Pagano is a semi-retired lawyer, financial adviser and entrepreneur.

Editor Notes:

I am tired of leftists spewing forth lies. I am tired of being blamed for their failures and the misery they create. The type of thinking above is one big reason America is in the trouble it is now.

10 Angry Liberals: ‘Occupy’ comes to Salisbury Maryland

10 Angry Liberals

At about noon, roughly 10 people gathered at the intersection of Broad Street and Route 13 to show support for Occupy protesters as well as urging Maryland lawmakers to bolster job creation through infrastructure improvements.

The picture says it all.

Why we need the Republican Party

I was amused to read The Daily Times editorial, “Tax hikes would hurt” on Nov. 1. The description of our “lame duck” governor’s proposals to triple the Flush Tax, add 15 cents to the gas tax and increase car registration and emission fees by 50 percent is typical for a politician on the way out.

One wonders if our esteemed leader would be so thus inclined if he were running for re-election.

On the same page of the newspaper, butted up to the tax hike opinion article, appeared Donald G. Griffin’s view that “Republicans and George Bush have caused our problems.” His solution is to eliminate the GOP — “they have been around for too long.”

Mr. Griffin’s shortsighted view is lopsided, to say the least.

May I be so bold as to describe what the country would look like if we got rid of the GOP. It would look like Maryland on a grander scale.

Ralph Cordrey

Sharptown