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EDITORIAL: The Five Reasons Why I Plan to Vote for Obama

by Saundra McKee

   After weeks of op-ed pieces against our President, I’d like to offer a dissenting viewpoint. I like and respect and consider Jack Bennett a friend, but disagree with him politically.  I have no doubt that it will set off a series of tyrannical rants from the right, and that’s okay.  I’m a liberal Christian, sixty-two year old female, Democrat and retired educator (in order of importance to me).  For as long as I can remember my litmus test for those I vote for is based on a quote from the late Vice President Hubert Humphrey:  “The moral test of government is how it treats those who are in the dawn of life, the children; those who are in the twilight of life, the aged; and those who are in the shadows of life, the sick needy and the handicapped.”  For me, Barack Obama’s life, career record and philosophy most reflects the values presented in the quote.

  1. The children.  It’s no accident that teachers, like other union members, support Democratic candidates most of the time.  Obama worked for children and schools as a state legislator in Illinois and continues to see the problems with standardized testing being used as the sole measure of a student’s achievement.  Romney thinks class size is irrelevant to student success.  There are studies that go both ways on that one, but ask almost any teacher.  Obama is willing to listen to students, parents and teachers.  I don’t get that from Romney.

   2. The aged, sick, needy, handicapped.  I’ll lump these together because too often being old and being sick go together.  Medicare and Social Security are so important to many of our seniors and the historical record shows that the Democrats have been the ones to protect it. Organizations for retirees agree.  Ryan, Bush, Santorum and other members of the GOP were determined to privatize social security and throw that money on the stock market.  With health care, we are just about the only modern nation that doesn’t provide quality health care to all its citizens.  Obama care isn’t perfect yet it is so much like Romney care from Massachusetts!  At least we’ve taken the first steps.  The American Council of Churches, AARP and many other groups support these efforts.  All these programs can be saved and reformed if members of Congress stop worrying about re-election and try to work together.

    3.To Humphrey’s list of who government should look out for I would add some others:  Pets-It may be silly, but I would never carry my beloved dog on the roof of my car.  Victims of bullying-as a teacher you try to curb this, but can only do so much.  It may be reaching, but I don’t like people who prey on or in Mitt’s case beat up on weaker individuals.  Veterans-Obama has worked to get us out of Iraq and Afghanistan and increase benefits for veterans.  I understand Romney got several deferments and along with mission work, studied French in Paris during the Vietnam War.  Women and racial minorities-I try to respect all religions and have no idea what he’ll do, but a cursory glance at the history of Mormonism or Church of Latter Day Saints raises all kinds of concerns about racism and empowerment of women.  Victims of incest and rape- Paul Ryan(who would be a heart beat from the presidency) opposes abortion even when the mother is the victim of incest and rape.  That to me should be a very personal decision.  Mitt was once pro choice, pro gay and pro gun control.  He claims he’s done a big turn, so I don’t really know where he stands on many social issues.  In the area of civil rights and human rights, Obama wins hands down in my humble opinion.  Conservatives claim they don’t want government interference but then try to get the government to tell women and gays what they can and cannot do.

     4. His persona.  Obama is a likeable guy that I can relate to.  He seems like a good husband and dad who really cares about people.  He wasn’t born wealthy.  He and Michelle had student loans and he drove around in old clunker cars even when he was in the Illinois legislature.  He lived in crummy apartments and lived paycheck to paycheck.  He could have made big bucks in the private sector, but chose teaching and service.  I respect that.  He’s patriotic but doesn’t think every war is equally just.  I can connect with him.  Like his granddad, my dad went out and signed up to serve and defend our country the day Pearl Harbor was bombed.  He’s a Constitutional Scholar who understands the need for limits to our rights.  He doesn’t want to take away anyone’s guns but questions whether private citizens need automatic rifles.  I find the Republican mayor of NYC much more outspoken on gun control.  I also like that he is of mixed race and has lived and experienced other cultures.  He sees the shades of grey (nothing to do with those novels!) when it comes to global issues like the Middle East and global warming.

    5. His record.  “General Motors is Alive and Bin Laden is Dead.” Great bumper sticker and true.  NASA is privatized, credit card companies are more honest and the economy is coming back.  I think we were on the verge of a major depression in 2008.  Romney’s policies sound scarily like those of George W. We can’t blame the man for all that’s wrong with the world. Gas prices reflect oil company greed (he did make BP clean up the Gulf) more than presidential policy.  There are several sites that list accomplishments of his first administration.  Check them out.

It’s clearly going to be a close election.  I have tried to warm up to Romney and just haven’t been able to sense that he gives a darn about my demographic or the demographics that I care about.  I fear what blunders he’ll make across the pond. I don’t think he can inspire us or bring us together as a nation. He was strongly disliked during his one term governorship.  I could say lots more and should include footnotes, but space is always at a premium.  If this gets printed, I sincerely thank the KP for its independence.

  • By lucky1, September 3, 2012 @ 6:19 PM

    It has come out that Romney ignored advice not to select Ryan as his running mate since he has a history of “exaggerating” whenever and wherever he speaks. We have a GOP presidential candidate who lacks common sense and a VP candidate who is a liar. Hey, how about Mitt the Twit’s yacht with the flag of the Cayman Islands on it? Did you hear Paul Ryan went golfing with Kim Jong Il when he was alive and they shot holes in one for all 18 holes?

  • By lucky1, September 3, 2012 @ 9:10 PM

    Drip, drip, drip…. More of the media is coming out and saying Romney and Ryan are liars without using the word liar. I will say it and keep saying it, both of those guys are liars.

  • By JornJensen, September 4, 2012 @ 7:19 AM

    Five topics you won’t hear about at the democratic national convention:

    1) THE NATIONAL DEBT – there will not be a national debt clock hovering around the DNC site. Currently approaching $16 trillion. And, at the current rate of debt growth, debt to GDP will be 200% of GDP by 2030. That certainly is headed in the wrong direction.

    2. THE REAL UNEMPLOYMENT RATE – currently stated at over 8% with no help from the $1 trillion stimulus. The REAL unemployment rate with 23 million UNemployed and UNDERemployed, plus those who have stopped looking is at 14.9%! Also, 4 million people added to social security disability program during Obama’s presidency.

    3) GAS PRICES – Was $1.95 average when Obama took office, somewhere around $3.79 now. Obama’s team spent $1 billion on failed green jobs programs. This president is focused on making the Chevy Volt viable rather than allowing the Keystone XL pipeline and lowering gas and energy prices for Americans.

    4) MORE THAN 1/3 OF AMERICANS ARE ON GOVERNMENT ASSISTANCE. The culture of dependency brought to you by president Obama – the progressive utopia. Obamacare and the recent gutting of the work requirement for welfare recipients took this dependency from 25% to 33%.

    5) THE FEDERAL JOBS CREATED – 150,000 new unionized federal jobs created under president Obama. Thousands of new people to manage Obamacare under the IRS and the Department of Health and Human Services. Average salary of a federal worker is $70,000 plus benefits. Like paying for that?

    So folks, do you see a problem here or not? We MUST defeat Obama this fall and get the train on the right track!

  • By unclbuck, September 4, 2012 @ 8:03 AM

    realize that all the hot air on these sites are the easy way out. none of you ever attend your local meetings to change your local government.question why 12 bussiness in worthington school do not pay property tax. call the tax office. local government sold the complex in august 2010 and still no property tax. who bought it, where did all gas lease mo ney go. in excess of 36,000 rumor has it. these are things you can start with to straighten out local government.

  • By scott_starr, September 4, 2012 @ 9:23 AM

    @luckyone
    since Foreigners love Obama so much, please tell him to abdicate his presidency and take a job at the United Nations.

    Funny, I thought Obama was running for President of the United States, didn’t know we had to vett candidates through the foreign press.

    Ok, Paul Ryan may have exaggerated his run time, but at least he did not claim to “create the internet” like AlGore.

  • By worthingtonman, September 4, 2012 @ 9:28 AM

    As I listened to the democrats try to convince us that we are better off now than what we were when obama took office, I come back to these three facts. When obama took office, gas was 1.95 a gallon. Now 3.83 a gallon. Median family income was 54, 983, now it is 50,964. Unemployment was 7.8% now it is 8.3%. Now I know that Dalereese has flourished handsomely over the last four years, but what about the rest of America?

  • By dalereese67, September 4, 2012 @ 12:44 PM

    Jorn,

    I didn’t even read their posts to be honest with you.

    I’ve told you before, I will answer your questions when you answer any of my previous questions that have gone unanswered.

    Is that really that hard of a concept to grasp?
    Go back and read that slowly if necessary.

  • By dalereese67, September 4, 2012 @ 1:00 PM

    Worthingtonman,

    I’m supposed to care about Chris Matthews and his ratings why?

    So you’re saying no Republicans have uttered a single racial slur, called anyone a retard, made a derogatory reference to anyone of a non-christian denomination, or made fun of any lower income citizen during this election year?

  • By JornJensen, September 5, 2012 @ 8:54 AM

    dalereese67 – What’s the matter? Too much information in dangil’s and dawgfood’s posts for you to grasp? Why don’t you contribute more to this site than being hung up on me? Did you grasp the 5 topics that will not be discussed at the DNC?
    You are the most hopeless of liberals – one that hides their liberalism.

  • By dalereese67, September 5, 2012 @ 11:18 AM

    Worthingtonman,

    Your 9:28 am post was taken directly from a picture that’s been floating around facebook the past couple days. This site is slowly becoming a copy and paste war of other peoples ideas/ quotes. So much for intelligent debate as Jorn requests.

    By the way, gas was over $4 a gallon in the June or July before Obama took office and slowly receded down to your number right at election time and rose up not long after. If you look it up, this was our highest gas price ever on record (even higher than this past summer under Obama’s tenure).

  • By worthingtonman, September 5, 2012 @ 1:10 PM

    @dalereese67

    Can you ever defend instead of trying to humiliate. You sir are clutching at straws and quite frankly have made me tired. At least some of the other liberals on here can try to answer and not deflect. Again congrats on your booming economy. The rest of us will live in the real world. You spend all your energy slamming Jorn and myself. I have officially put you on the not worthy of my comment list. Good luck in November! you are gonna need it.

  • By lucky1, September 5, 2012 @ 8:18 PM

    The first month of Obama’s presidency, the US was losing about 750,000 jobs. Last month, we added 163,000 jobs. When Obama took office, the Dow was less than 7000. Now, it is over 13,000. Pretty remarkable turnaround.
    When Obama took office, we were not looking for bin Laden. Now, bin Laden’s body is at the bottom of the ocean. When Obama took office, the American auto industry was on life support and fading fast. Now, it is thriving.
    Ryan is now admitting he simply made up his marathon time. What else has he simply made up? Oh, yeah, and he was against Obamacare until he requested Obamacare money for his district in Wisconsin. Paul Ryan, I know this is hard to say, is worse than Sarah Palin. Wonder how much money Mitt Romney has in his Swiss and Cayman Island bank accounts. I know Obama believes in America by keeping his money in America.

  • By lucky1, September 5, 2012 @ 8:24 PM

    scott starr, I did not know Al Gore was running for President or Vice President. Nice deflection, but a total fail. Now, Ryan is claiming to have scaled at least 40 mountains over 14,000 feet each. The guy is a total liar.
    I cannot take credit for the following, but this perfectly describes Paul Ryan.
    “Paul Ryan even know what a mountain looks like? Is Paul Ryan even a congressman? Paul Ryan is now the guy from your high school who said he ran a 4.5 40 but didn’t want to go out for the team because he pulled his hammy. Paul Ryan is the guy from your work who told you he played D1 ball but seems suspiciously short and out of shape. Paul Ryan is the guy at the bar who keeps telling you he could “probably” beat Usain Bolt in a race, “if I was in better shape.” Paul Ryan’s ex-girlfriend looked like a cross between Lindsay Lohan and Katherine Heigel. Paul Ryan was at the very first Train show. Paul Ryan once took on three guys in a fight and won. Paul Ryan’s dad has a go-kart track in his attic but he locks it when other kids come over because he doesn’t want to get sued.”

  • By mark, September 5, 2012 @ 11:30 PM

    @ lucky1, We read a lot of your posts on here. Do we believe you? Maybe some do, some don`t. Now I want you to think about this… what is the difference between what you say and what a politician says?

    All the things Ryan claims to have done, I`ve done. believe me? Am I a liar? How can you prove I`m a liar or not? Hmm?

    I`m gonna be honest here. I as an american am sick of hearing politicians talk, lie, brag or whatever else they do. Either party it doesn`t matter, they`re all blood suckers. We as voters are responsible for this crisis in the US as we were apathetic for too long. Politicians fed off of that. I don`t know what else to do but vote my heart. We should all do the same and let the chips fall and pray, and yes lucky1 I pray, that we come out of this f-in mess someday.

    And last, I am sick of listening to lying politicians and I`m sick of listening to you.

    But maybe I`m a liar too. Not…

  • By JornJensen, September 6, 2012 @ 8:16 AM

    Good post worthinngtonman (1:10 PM, Sept 5). You hit the nail on the head. Dale Reese wonders why others on here won’t take him/her seriously.

    Lucky1 – Pure liberal spinology 8:18 PM Sept 5th. Regarding your first paragraph, business and industry can only sit on cash for so long. Can’t wait 4 years for you and Obama to make something happen. Plus, many businesses are doing business outside the United States and are thriving without any help from you and Obama. If you have a roadblock, you find a way around it.

    Those 163,000 jobs – how many are government union jobs that we taxpayers pay for? Let’s be clear here and stop the spinology. Read my point 5, above, in my post of 7:19 AM Sept 4th. My source for that information stated 150,000 new government jobs – let’s see, 163,000 minus 150,000 equals 13,000 ‘other’ jobs? Wow, that’s a real boom. 13,000 people can pay the taxes to help support 150,000 new government jobs! There’s a real future in that.

    The American auto industry is thriving? GM is still on life support, courtesy of us taxpayers as you and Obama try to pour juice into the batteries of the Volt. Fact is, you and Obama turned the company over to the autoworker’s union. How will that work out?

    Your Paul Ryan, Sarah Palin, Mitt Romney dribble is just that – dribble.

    STOP THE WAR ON COAL AND REAL WORK – FIRE OBAMA!

    I’m finished with this editorial. Saundra hasn’t answered my question regarding “do you support our local coal industry?”. I don’t care to see, in the right-hand column, my name next to 5 reasons why someone would vote for Obama – I certainly never would – I’d vote for an American. Time for a new story to post to.

  • By wakeup, September 6, 2012 @ 9:08 AM

    Lucky1 – Ryan made a Gaffe, so has Biden and President Obama. You put someone on the campaign trail and ask them to speak day in day out for months on end and guess what, they will mis speak. It happens on both sides of the aisle and it makes them human. I have never made a big deal about Obama’s 57 states or Biden’s many many statements because they all simply misspoke. Just as Ryan did about his Marathon time.

    You seem to want to make blanket statements with no desire to defend them with facts or engage in a meaningful debate that would help move this country forward. You are extremely partisan and only wish to regurgitate the party talking points. That is your choice as an American but it does nothing to solve the issues we face. The answer is not on the Democrat side nor the Republican side but in the MIDDLE. It takes meaningful debate, hard work and leaders to find this common ground, not party before country mentality as you clearly believe in.

    IT IS A ONE TERM PROPOSITION for any elected official until they start fixing problems and working together versus trying to gain power and line their pockets. That goes for either party including House Republicans, Senate Democrats and our President who has FAILED to bridge the gap as a leader. We can sit here and watch them all justify there positions by pointing fingers or we can tell them all…………….NEXT!!!

    Within a couple terms they will start getting the point….COUNTRY BEFORE PARTY!!!!!

  • By scott_starr, September 6, 2012 @ 9:24 AM

    @lucky1
    your true colors are clear as day now, it seemed before you just liked to get peoples goat.

    However, saying that the USA was not looking for Bin Laden until Obama came in office is just an out and out lie….. U don’t remember your Democrat buddies asking why we couldn’t find him?

    Drinking the Kool-Aid does not help the country one bit. ( and also name ONE policy of Obama which caused the Dow to go up).

    I was going to watch some of the DNC convention, but decided to watch the season premiere of Ghost Hunters because :

    1. Both have people looking for stuff that doesn’t exist
    2. Both have people using the wrong tools for the wrong job
    3. both have people drawing illogical and incoherent conclusions based on things that fit their distorted world view.
    4. Both have people who think they are helping others when in fact they are merely feeding a pathology .
    5. Both will say and do anything to get some TV airtime.

    By watching Ghost Hunters, I did, by proxy watch the DNC Convention.

  • By worthingtonman, September 6, 2012 @ 10:33 AM

    I can honestly say that if McCain would have gotten elected last election and this mess was still here, I would have definitely gone a different way in the Primary and tried to replace him. Maybe the Dems should have ran a primary. A lot of the dems at the convention are godless souls and they shown their true colors with the fit they through just having god in their platform. I guess it was just more important to have the government fund abortions.

  • By dalereese67, September 6, 2012 @ 12:42 PM

    Jorn/ Worthingtownman,

    I’m just giving back what I’ve been receiving from you two. Like you’ve been told before here; you guys can dish it out, but you definately cannot take it.

    Jorn never responded to any of my questions, so why should I give him this courtesy?

    I’m tired of being asked to defend my position on arguments that neither of you took the time to think of yourselves. You’re either being lazy or can’t come up with logical points on your own. What’s the point of a copy and paste argument?

    If people here wanted to hear the latest propaganda from either party, they can just “goggle” it.

  • By csmp, September 6, 2012 @ 12:50 PM

    Everyone it is this simple… Right or left they are the same. different talking points same result. Until we, as Americans, wake up to this we will be in the same mess. We as humans need to start thinking in terms of morality. I am not perfect, never will be, but I do know stealing is wrong, even if the money stolen from me goes to helping others. We all should have a choice on where our money is spent as individuals. Follow the money wherever you may, but ending the Fed is what needs to be done, that is where the trail gets really hot. I have been reading these comments for a long time and it is a nice view of the apathy of the whole country. We need to break the left-right and concentrate on who is really in control and take that power back and give it to the people. I can tell that most on here do care, they might even care more than most, but I really feel, and this is only opinion, there is no difference between democrat and republican and we as people need to rise up and be American. A True Call To Action!

  • By dalereese67, September 6, 2012 @ 2:19 PM

    Scott,

    Your items 1-5 can be said of both conventions to be honest.

  • By dalereese67, September 6, 2012 @ 2:48 PM

    Jorn,

    Good job on your comment 9/6 8:16am. Perfect example of the copy/pasting and referring to everyone else’s thoughts that I mentioned this morning.

    Nobody had a comment on the record gas price. Shocker. Can anyone explain the $4.21 high under Bush and his > $3 a gallon avg his second term? You can’t say he “fixed” this before he left office. The economy was tanking and you know what less demand does to pricing.

    Mark, your 3rd paragraph, first 3 sentences. Thumbs up, you get it.

  • By worthingtonman, September 6, 2012 @ 5:20 PM

    well there you go folks. apparently we should just make up stuff now instead of sharing views that we read about it. I’ll start if off for Dale. Obama wants us to give him all of our red haired a children so they can be made into Zombies!

  • By sickofpayingforit, September 7, 2012 @ 12:55 AM

    The party conventions are little more than pep rallies for the wealthy, and others who want to be “part of something.” All worthless rhetoric, with dialogue, and very trite personal attacks, that very closely resembles two groups of rival 12 year old girls.

    I am about sick of this election already to be totally honest. The winners, no matter who wins, will be the bog money. The losers, all of us typing on here, that work for a living. The only difference will be how they describe how they are continuing to tip the balance of wealth dangerously towards the wealthy. Revolutions start over stuff like this, history has shown…….

  • By dalereese67, September 7, 2012 @ 8:40 AM

    Sharing views and passing them off as your own are completely different things. How is it useful to copy and paste something here without fully understanding it?

    If you’re going to plagiarize, at least cite your source. There’s no need to get so worked up Worthingtonman.

  • By player24, September 7, 2012 @ 2:10 PM

    Nothing is worse than grown-ups fighting over politics online. I would rather listen to Fran Drescher talk for 8 hours than fight about politics on a comment board.

  • By mark, September 7, 2012 @ 6:35 PM

    @ Dalereese67, I think many will agree to those 3 lines. Stumped why you don`t agree with any more lines but that`s OK. I do wonder why, agreeing with those lines, you strongly defend obama. He falls into that statement.
    It`s a shame we have only these two, or 4 counting vp`s, to choose from. This country has thousands of great men and women who are leaders. But our f-ed up system and MONEY prohibit them from ever reaching the podium. So….we have Moe and Larry to choose from. Wonder where Curly is? And Schemp?
    I don`t want to give Obama another chance. He had one. Many great presidents only had 1 term and did great things. I wanna flush and give another a shot. We are at an impass where there is little time left to turn things around so that we as citizens can stay in the comfort we enjoy. And by that I mean living in the most free and powerful country that has ever been! We are losing that status ya know… Thank you.

  • By forward, September 8, 2012 @ 9:26 PM

    I really wish the Kittanning Paper would stick to it’s ” all local all the time ” moniker and leave the Jack Bennett ( and anyone elses ) opinions on national politics, and the endless debates that it brings behind. This is not the mission of the local paper according to David Croyle.
    You all might as well realize that peoples political views are influenced by a lifetime of experiences and opinions. The odds of any of you changing another’s opinions, or who they will ultimately vote for, based on a message board argument are just about nil. You might as well all get together in good spirits, enjoy the beverage of your choice, and sing Kumbaya while roasting marshmallows around a campfire. All this bickering is really a waste of your time, of course it is your time to waste, so do as you please.
    I think there is enough going on locally to argue about and the KP would do well to try to pry, if necessary, some more news out of the County government. Surely our commissioners are doing more than just making a small splash in the paper every 10 weeks or so. At least let’s hope they are.
    So KP take a trip to the courthouse and see what Rich, Two Job Bob, and Butt-aglia are up to a little more often ‘eh? And Jack, maybe you could accompany them.
    All Local All The Time.

  • By mark, September 9, 2012 @ 9:15 PM

    @ forward. Federal issues are just as, if not more, important to us at this time.If you feel it`s a waste of your time,take your time and go to the courthouse and report back for us. I for one would be anxious to hear from you.I hope you don`t feel I am bickering with you as I`m not. Thank you.

  • By forward, September 12, 2012 @ 7:19 PM

    Mark,
    Though I explained my point, you apparently didn’t understand.
    I never said federal issues are not important just that they are not LOCAL. The courthouse is.
    I never said it was a waste of MY time, rather that it is a waste of those peoples time who are arguing about these presidential politics with nary a chance of changing each others view. That includes you. I did however say that ” It is your time to waste, so do as you please “. Perhaps you missed that.
    You may be upset that I mentioned your hero Jack Bennett. But while he is worrying about the muslims…( Some of whom are good ones and some of whom he is friends with ) ….and whether Obama is going to get elected, we are paying nearly $ 200,000 a year, NOT counting benefits, to 3 commissioners who have only been in the paper for tossing around a pharmacy contract and posing for a picture at the train station.
    Hence my statement that Let’s hope there is more going on there than that, and hence my suggestion that perhaps the Kittanning Paper and/or Jack Bennett could try to find out what else might be going on there.
    As to your futile comment that I go to the courthouse and do it myself. I don’t have a newspaper and I am not a reporter, If I did have a paper and called it an ALL LOCAL all the time paper I certainly would be there.
    If however YOU, would like to go to my place of employment and put in a couple midnight shifts for ME, then go to my place and take care of my 6 acres of property, help remodel my garage, take the kids to wherever they need to go, help with the dishes, laundry and house cleaning, thereby freeing up some of my time , I’d be glad to.
    Now to reiterate my point……It’s Not that it’s not IMPORTANT, it’s just that it’s Not local.
    Everyone else seemed to understand that.
    Oh, and Your issues are not important to me at this time. I hope you don’t think I am bickering with you.

  • By mark, September 14, 2012 @ 10:57 AM

    @ forward, Yes, I understand your statements.The KP has been posting comments on “Larger than local” issues since it`s beginning. Changing opinions isn`t gonna happen I agree, but posting opinions is this site`s purpose. I`ve known Jack for 40 years and haven`t seen him for 35 hence not my hero. You should know if you read my posts the type of people I do admire. Working people who don`t suck off our system, people who at least try to follow the 10 commandments, compassionate people who think of others, logical people who use their brains before their keyboards, and lastly people with some self esteem and morals. My parents worked very hard to instill all these qualities in their children. Succeeded with some but not all. Most parents did in that era.
    I,not unlike yourself, work more now than when I was raising my 4 kids and that wasn`t my plan but it is our governments so that the “boofers” can receive their entitlements that they “deserve”. Agreed county is just as bad as federal, no argument there, and let`s not forget the boros and townships that are building new this and that. The US is broke. The state is broke. The countys are broke. I can`t stop the flow of the river but I am trying to simply navigate it.
    The KP has been doing something in Kittg that was never done before and my hat is tipped to them. Give them some slack before they have a meeting and say screw these people and lock the door.
    Yes these are my issues and I`ll bet they are important to someone, if not you. If not for the KP, we wouldn`t have been able to have this discussion. Thank you.

  • By forward, September 19, 2012 @ 9:26 PM

    mark, if you mean by your statement that …” the kp has been posting comments on ” Larger Than Local ” issues since it’s beginning ” ….that the paper has been running national or world articles then you are wrong. You people who comment have turned articles on local things into larger things by bringing your political views into even the most local issues.
    Otherwise you seem to finally understand, and sort of agree with me, well done!
    As to your praise of the KP it is well deserved and I was in no way insulting this paper as should have been evident. I gave great thought to the wording of my Sept. 8th comment to try to be perfectly clear and to not hurt anyone’s feelings, even suggesting a little peace, love, and understanding among you arguers. It just makes sense that there’d be one of you to come forth and try to twist my words into something else and thereby bring me into the fray.
    Like a guy I knew used to say ” Ahh, There’s one in every crowd ! ”
    And there’s also little chance of the KP saying ” screw these people ” and locking the door as you mentioned. Did you ever notice how many ads are in this paper ? or on this site? As long as this paper pays for itself and/or makes money there’ll be no screwing or locking going on. If nothing else this paper could be sold!
    If you’ve known Jack Bennett for 40 years as you say and have not seen him in 35 years, you must not get out much. The man is everywhere.
    And just to further give the KP props so that there is no further misunderstanding of my comments or having anyone thinking I am saying anything bad about it I’ll offer up this. At some time in the not too distant past I placed an ad in the KP for an item I had for sale. The response was every bit as good as, or possibly even better than any ad I ever placed in that ” equine themed ” publication and my item was sold in no time.
    There that should just about cover this issue, even for you, for the third time. Thank You……

  • By mark, September 26, 2012 @ 3:29 PM

    @ forward, no I`m not wrong as I said what I said, not what you assumed I said.
    And we agree on what, you didn`t say what statementI made you agree with. Hoping it`s the people I admire.
    Haven`t seen Jack as all I do is work and go home and work. That is what needs changed.
    As for the third time, they say it`s a charm.
    Sorry for the delayed reply but haven`t been on the site for a bit. Needed to get away from it and chill.
    And, you`re welcome.

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