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dlapham said...

You are trying to point out hypocrisy that doesn't exist.

One: there is a difference between short term shelter and food during a disaster, and long term welfare which breeds dependence. Most right wingers do not appose limited help by FEMA.

Two: Most right wingers hate to take a handout, and you will find that many are not taking one now even though they lost a lot in the storm. I live here and know from one on one experience.

Three: You are making a classic straw man argument. You are assuming that people are taking FEMA money (and are also right wing), when you actually have no idea. You are assuming that republicans and the like appose FEMA. While some likely do appose FEMA, this is an invalid blanket argument which does not apply to the majority.

May 9, 2011 at 11:58 a.m.
dlapham said...

You are trying to point out hypocrisy that doesn't exist.

  1. there is a difference between short term shelter and food during a disaster, and long term welfare which breeds dependence. Most right wingers do not appose limited help by FEMA.

  2. Most right wingers hate to take a handout, and you will find that many are not taking one now even though they lost a lot in the storm. I live here and know from one on one experience.

  3. You are making a classic straw man argument.

May 9, 2011 at 11:57 a.m.
dlapham said...

LOL! Actually, I do have dyslexia..

July 28, 2010 at 9:16 a.m.
dlapham said...

My Previous comment read: "I had never heard of Ramsey, but will not vote for him after reading about his views."

It should read: "I had never heard of Ramsey, but will now vote for him after reading about his views."

In other words I am now going to vote for Ramsey.

July 28, 2010 at 8:57 a.m.
dlapham said...

http://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/cult

A cult is a religion and as such has the same freedoms as any other religion. Trying to make the case that Ramsey is against freedom of religion because he suggest that one 'could call' a religious group a cult (among other things) is absurd. I had never heard of Ramsey, but will now vote for him after reading about his views. You could also accurately say "You can even argue whether that being a (Jew, Mormon, Adventist (which I am), Hindu, Buddhist) is actually a religion or is it a nationality, way of life, or cult, whatever you want to call it," and in many cases be correct.

July 28, 2010 at 8:54 a.m.
dlapham said...

This is one sided and irresponsible reporting. It is great that you publish the police affidavit, and their side of the story. What you leave out however is the fact the the Officer Daves, was dead wrong in stating "Mr. Wright carried his wife into a room of the ER with “no permission” of the staff and caused all doctors and nurses to come running because of the scene he was making,". Sure this is his opinion, but the fact is that Mr. Wright had called ahead and the ER staff was waiting to meet him at the door. They also took them immediately back to a room. We also have two sides, where Officer Daves claims that Mr. Wright blew through traffic lights and forced other drivers to avoid hitting him. You did not however write that Mrs. Wright claims that Mr. Wright stopped, checked for traffic, then proceeded through the red lights. If you truly care about responsible reporting, rather than covering for a rogue police department, you will put in an FoA request for the dash cam and audio from Officer Davies car that evening.

If the officer is correct and the lights were blown through at high speed, then he acted mostly correctly. On the other hand if the lights are floated rather than blown through, then the CPD need a full shakedown. This is not a case of one cop, but of an entire system that completely backed Officer Daves, and issued a warrant until news coverage and public outrage forced them to reconsider.

June 22, 2010 at 8:24 a.m.
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