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Erie Times E-Edition Article – Harris pick is a win for America

Posted by M. C. on August 14, 2020

The Erie Times-News supported Barack Obama – Marxist parents, communist mentor in Frank Marshall Davis.

Harris’ father an avowed Marxist professor at Berkley(!)

The Times is nothing if not consistent.

One wonders if the Mead family envisioned this.

The attacks, of course, began immediately. In Erie, Vice President Mike Pence’s nephew during a Wednesday campaign stop decried Harris — a career prosecutor — as a leftist radical. Absurd on its face, the charge also reprises a regrettable style of disingenuous, inflammatory politics that undermines the gravity and substance of voters’ deliberations.

We shall see.

https://erietimes-pa-app.newsmemory.com/?publink=05e311c7f

For all of the profound promises implicit in our country’s founding documents, the journey for all Americans to participate fully in them has been long, arduous and often deadly.

And it is not over. There remain many who seek either explicitly or through more opaque legal and political strategies to thwart the advance of civil rights and justice for all. Not just a matter of dark hearts and minds, the immense power at stake animates.

It was fitting that presumptive Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden and his newly chosen running mate, California Sen. Kamala Harris, appeared for the first time together Wednesday on the anniversary of and in repudiation of white supremacist violence that erupted in Charlottesville, Virginia, three years ago.

Harris, born in California, daughter of an Indian scientist and Jamaican professor, is the first woman of color and only the third woman in the history of the country to be chosen by a major party to run for the vice presidency, a heartbeat away from the presidency.

Considering Harris’ readiness — California’s former top prosecutor and now a sitting U.S. senator — and indeed that of so many other women Biden vetted, it should not come as a surprise. As Erie County Assistant District Attorney Khadija Horton told reporter Matthew Rink, Harris “deserved this.”

That reality only serves to underscore the damage the historic barriers to women, people of color, and others long oppressed have caused — not just to them, but the nation as a whole in the human capital squandered. Each advance of inclusion only makes us richer and stronger.

Biden on Wednesday rightly said America could be summed up in a word: “possibilities.” With Harris’ pick, that is what Erie political organizer Martha “Marty” Nwachukwu sees, young girls of color liberated to imagine new horizons for their lives and potential.

It is an affirmation, as Horton said, that “we really matter,” which is not a nicety in a country working to overcome an enduring legacy of enslavement, racial terror and systemic discrimination.

The attacks, of course, began immediately. In Erie, Vice President Mike Pence’s nephew during a Wednesday campaign stop decried Harris — a career prosecutor — as a leftist radical. Absurd on its face, the charge also reprises a regrettable style of disingenuous, inflammatory politics that undermines the gravity and substance of voters’ deliberations.

It also sullied this historic moment, which should be celebrated by every American, regardless of party or ideology.

Harris’ pick represents payment on a sorely overdue debt to Americans who, for generations remained barred —by law, violence and prejudice — from participating fully in American greatness, even as they worked so hard to establish, defend and perfect it.

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Erie Times-News = Fake News?

Posted by M. C. on November 9, 2018

Erie PA Local section headline, oddly enough on election day: (Mayor) Schember: No Tax Increase in 2019 Budget  The weasel words are in the text-No property tax increase other details to follow.

The headline two days after the election: Tax, Fee Hikes Proposed. City income tax, sewer tax, garbage tax, amusement tax, $100 tax business tax.

The election day headline was pure BS pandering to the democratic administration. The ET-N expects us to swallow this baloney. It’s opinion of us is not high.

More taxes are a given. It is the only way government people know how to deal with government excess.  Reduction in the size of government is anathema, a government job killer.

Never forget where you news is coming from nor it’s sources.

Note in the margin: third parties received minimal coverage…as usual.

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What Is A Conservative?

Posted by M. C. on October 21, 2018

I emailed this to the Erie Times News this morning. Let’s see if this one gets printed and how bad it is edited.

A phrase in a recent Erie Times-News letter promoting the Mueller circus stood out. Republicans are looking at Kasich, Flake and Sasse as a return to traditional conservative policies. There are no conservatives, traditional or otherwise. Who in government actively works for balanced budgets, honest (gold or silver standard) money, low taxes, non-interventionism, truly free markets (i.e. no federal reserve) and small government? No one.

Who has heard the terms True Liberal, Taft Conservative or Paleoconservative?

I can think of three presidential candidates that were these things and met an ugly Republican instigated political fate due precisely because of these beliefs-Robert Taft, Ron Paul and to a lesser extent Barry Goldwater.

Today’s conservatives believe the annual deficit should be less a trillion dollars, invading countries that never attacked US is OK and it might not be a good idea for our 9/11 financing friend Saudi Arabia to kill a Washington Post reporter. But US helping SA bomb Yemen school buses and wedding parties is acceptable foreign policy. More people in Yemen should work for WaPo.

That vibration you felt is Taft spinning.

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The Clap(per)

Posted by M. C. on February 5, 2018

The key to getting a letter printed is to turn your initial thought-“What *****ng moron thought inviting this scum to Erie was a good idea”-into something insightful and elegant!

Letter to the Erie Times-News

The Erie County Bar Association has hired James Clapper, former NSA chief, as it’s featured speaker this May. If you wondered what the military/industrial/bankster/deep state complex looks like, a close up view is a mere $40.00.

I can understand Clapper’s attraction for a lawyer. He commits the ultimate crime in congress’ eyes, lying under oath (his denial of collecting every electron’s worth of personal communication of every honest US citizen). Later he admits to the crime as it has become so obvious. Then gets away without indictment nor wrist slap, let alone deserved jail time. Quite an accomplishment. It might be worth the price of admission to admirers.

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Pennsylvania’s Budget Struggle-Lost Cause-A Letter to The Erie Times-News

Posted by M. C. on October 22, 2017

Pennsylvania’s great hope Governor Wolf remains hopelessly hogtied by the legislature. His plan is to borrow against PA agencies and property. This just adds red to the PA balance sheet. What about next year when PA is in the same position?

People and business are leaving PA in droves due to an unfriendly business climate that includes taxes and regulation. There is a great rib place in Geneva Ohio that cooks ribs outdoors on grills. They told us PA regs would not allow them to cook on a grill. Who else has the legal backing to strong arm kids running the black market lemonade and hot dog stands? Read the rest of this entry »

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Erie Sidewalk Tax

Posted by M. C. on June 11, 2017

Look up rustbelt and there will be a picture of Erie PA. People and businesses are leaving Erie and Pennsylvania in droves.

Taxes are one of the issues not conducive to these entities.  PA has one of the largest and most expensive state legislatures which is sinking PA in debt. Read the rest of this entry »

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Erie Times-News Endorses Clinton Because Of Her Accomplishments But Fails To Name Any-I Will

Posted by M. C. on October 31, 2016

…her intellect, cumulative experience and long record of public service make her a better choice than Republican nominee Donald Trump by a long shot.

..Clinton has built a breadth of experience and a record of leadership that equips her to lead the nation through the tricky currents and perilous rapids of these turbulent times.

That record includes an enduring dedication to the welfare of children, her stature as a global role model for and champion of women, and crucial experience as a leader of the nation’s foreign policy apparatus.

This sounds great except nowhere does the ET-N actually mention any accomplishments.

Regarding women and children-Clinton acknowledges her child welfare model was Margaret Sanger, the inspiration for planned parenthood.  Sanger like Hillary was a progressive, one of the originals.  Being true to Progressives of the time Sanger was a eugenicist.  Deplorables such as those of color, lacking in skills and or “feeble-minded”, as determined by the government, should be sterilized, not permitted to reproduce.  If per chance a deplorable should find themselves with child there was always abortion.

her stature as a global role model for and champion of women…Iraq WAS a relatively good place for a Muslim woman as is Iran.  Saudi Arabia whom she loves and supports (and in turn is supported) not so much.

Hillary’s foreign policy accomplishments are her number two defining quality (number one described below). Read the rest of this entry »

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Erie Times-News Doesn’t Print Another Letter

Posted by M. C. on September 14, 2014

I must return to the original purpose of this blog, to circumvent the limitations imposed by my beloved local rag.  The lamestream media has been really getting to me and I had to vent via a letter to the editor.  Apparently it hit too close to home.  Here goes.

We read about supposed Russian aggression next door to them in Ukraine. Yet we never hear how the State Department (search for assistant secretary Victoria Nuland’s “$%@& the EU” cell phone conversation), National Endowment for Democracy and CIA aided and abetted the overthrow of the previous government. All because Victor Yuschenko decided Billions in Russian bailout money trumped Millions from the EU. Food is big business in Ukraine. US agribusinesses that advertise on Sunday morning news shows have much to gain with a US sock puppet in charge. Read the rest of this entry »

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NSA Spying – When Dianne Feinstein’s Committee Or A Reporter Gets Zapped It Is A Different Story.

Posted by M. C. on May 10, 2014

This is a rehash of a recent post but it can’t be helped.  The following was submitted to the Erie Times-News.  The response was typical of what I receive when submitting guest editorials and complaining about the butcher that edits letters – Nothing.

Caroline Little of the Newspaper Association of America in the 5 May Erie Times-News complains about government treatment of the press. Particularly how the NSA hacked reporters’ phone records. It is a “sobering time for the newspaper industry”.

The media had their chance to stop the NSA but there is more for them to worry about. Read the rest of this entry »

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Open Season on Open Primaries

Posted by M. C. on April 26, 2014

A letter writer in the 26 April 2014 Erie Times-News is bemoaning the fact that because he is registered as neither a Democrat nor a Republican he cannot vote in the primary. We see the same issue arise every election cycle.

Political parties are nothing more than clubs. A club is a group of like-minded people who share common interests. These clubs in question are polling their membership for their candidates in the general election.

Do you think the Elk club would like members of the Moose club walking in off the street and voting on Elk club officers? I think not. Read the rest of this entry »

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