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THE HERALD MAIL: WOODSTOCK FREEDOM VS TEA PARTY FREEDOM

(G-rated Version) They called police officers pigs.

 

The Herald Mail, as most Liberal media outlets, has its favorites. One of these is a Mr. Rodney Guessford. Everything that this man utters, be it in writing or by phone, is published. In my observations, the favorable responses to his utterances are always published and in a timely manner. Opposing feedback will likely not be published. When opposing feedback is published, it is long after his original comment was posted, almost ensuring that it has at least in part been forgotten. Opposition rendered useless.

In contrast, although I am a "top commenter," I rarely get a word printed.  I have a public profile on the Herald Mail on-line version, and it has a section called My Recent Comments. I comment nearly every day on something. My most recent comments listed in this section are from 5 months ago! I don't need the Herald Mail for my opinions to be read. I am just aggravated that their readership (my community) doesn't always get both sides to the inane babblings of Rodney Guessford.

One of those babblings was titled: Remembering Woodstock. I found this telling to say the least. This has to be the most ignorant definition of freedom ever to be uttered. I wrote a letter to the editor of the HM in response. Of course it was not published. At first I thought maybe it was because it was the week of Memorial Day, but it is actually quite relevant since it was his ilk that spat upon our soldiers when they returned from Viet Nam. The Herald Mail can bite me! Here is the ignorant Feedback comment, followed by my op-ed. Read and SHARE. I believe the Conservative on-line network far outreaches their readership.

 
Herald Mail, Feedback, May 22, 2014
“I’m sitting here Saturday, I’m reminiscing. I’m playing my ‘Woodstock’ album. To all you tea partiers out there, that’s what freedom was, Woodstock.
That’s freedom, not carrying a gun and being fearful for everybody that walks around you. That’s not freedom. Freedom is enjoying everybody; everybody else’s thoughts. Caring about people, caring about babies and women and children, and the soldiers.

Freedom is not complaining all the time, and wanting your own agenda. That is not freedom.”

— Rodney Guessford, Hagerstown

 

To the Editor,

I am writing in response to--the HM's premier opinion writer/caller--Rodney Guessford's Feedback entitled Remembering Woodstock. This explains a lot. Rodney is tip-toeing through the tulips defining freedom as being free to drop acid and roll in the mud naked having sex with strangers. Sure that is freedom too. However, that is not what makes people care about people, babies, women, and children. Especially soldiers! These same people spat on our soldiers!

Now, carrying a gun actually is a freedom protected by the Second Amendment. I am not in fear of anyone, but should some drug addict attempt to invade my home, he should be very afraid because I am free to protect myself and my 80-year-old mother. This just happened in Dundalk and the poor woman had nothing with which to protect herself.
I doubt that Mr. Guessford "enjoys everybody else's thoughts."  He pushes his own agenda, and he is constantly complaining here in the HM. Complaining actually is a freedom also, protected by the First Amendment. "Tea partiers" are as free to complain, promote a Conservative agenda, and carry a gun as Rodney is to wallow in the mud. Deal with it.

 

 Lynda Givens Evans

Hagerstown/Baltimore

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SGP: Election 2014 - May 20 Primary Results - Through the Looking Glass

Matt Bevin TEA Party challenger to Senator McConnell

This writer is just going to set fingers to keyboard and see what comes out.

This writer is having problems understanding this current election cycle.

First we have the Main Stream Media reporting on this division within the Republican Party between some portion of the GOP and the TEA Party.

This writer's first confusion comes in trying to understand how the Republican Party is at odds with the TEA Party. This writer wrote about this confusion to some extent here:

Is McConnell's TEA Party code for rank & file Republicans?

This writer's point being that everything the TEA Party promotes is contained in the Republican Party Platform. Which leads this writer's to assert that the Real Battle within the Republican Party is between its Progressive RINO Establishment Leadership and its rank and file members. This as opposed to the Main Stream Media Propaganda that the Republican Party division is between Mainstream Republicans and the radical TEA Party element.

But as this writer's regular readers know, this writer believes that the True Grassroots TEA Party groups have actually been usurped by paid GOP political operatives. As such, the majority of TEA Party groups are little more than cheer leading clubs for Republican candidates. (Democrat loyalists assert that the TEA Party was never a grassroots movement but a GOP invention from its inception. The writer believes his position, in this regard ,is more accurate.) This writer is quick to point out that members of the Occupy movement have stated as similar usurpation by elements of the Democrat Party has occurred to the Occupy Movement.

Meanwhile back on the Main Stream Media Propaganda front, this years primaries and caucuses were hyped as a major confrontation between the Republican Insiders and the radical TEA Party. And GOP Senator McConnell won and announced that he had crushed his TEA Party opponent. Followed
quickly by an announcement that the TEA Party would now back the Republican Establishment DC Insiders.

A recent (May 22, 2014 Page A4) Minneapolis Star and Sickle Article headlines "GOP Insiders new life of Party?" announced:

But was more amazing in the aftermath was how quickly the TEA Party -- symbolized by the outside conservative groups that once were calling for the Senators defeat -- rushed to embrace this embodiment of the Washington GOP establishment and call for party unity this fall. (This writer would have preferred to provide a link for this article but mysteriously the article no longer is available on the internet. Bad link here)

Now lets back the truck up and see if my review of what transpires gives you the same "Though the Looking Glass" puzzlement this writer has.

First, we have the....

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Those were my thoughts.

In Closing:

Thank you, my fellow citizens, for taking your valuable time to read and reflect upon what is written here.

If what is written here rings true to you, perhaps you should contact your local elected officials and let them know. If you are afraid of repercussions, snail mail it anonymously and ask them to respond in the
local paper or their own monthly/quarterly internet newsletter. Even if this article refers to something outside you geographic area, it still likely applies to your location. Remember all those taxpayer training
junkets we taxpayers send the bureaucrats on? They all learn the same “livestock management” techniques to use on WE THE PEOPLE.

And that leaves WE THE PEOPLE with this conundrum: While our #Government works full time with compensation and funded with our money for the cause of #Tyranny; WE THE PEOPLE are forced to work part time without compensation for the cause of #liberty with what is left over of our time, money and energy.

Finally, this article is written with the same intentions as Thomas Paine http://ushistory.org/paine. I seek no leadership role. I seek only to help the American People find their own way using their own “Common Sense” http://amzn.to/kbRuar

Keep Fighting the Good Fight!

In Liberty,

Don Mashak
The Cynical Patriot
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Bring Home the Politicians #BHTP
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Lawless America #LawlessAmerica
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SGP: Obamacare & the VA Hospital Scandal: An inconvenient truth

For the past few days this writer has watched news of the scandal surrounding mismanagement of the VA Hospital System percolate.


For those still unaware, 40 Veterans are alleged to have died as a result of unacceptably long delays in seeing a doctor and/or receiving Medical Treatment. Only upon the discovery of documentation verifying attempts to cover up, and/or understate the length of the delays, has the Obama Administration decided that ignoring or denying the scandal would no longer work.

Yesterday, President Obama finally had a press conference at which he addressed the scandal and said that such mismanagement would not be tolerated.

That having been said, lets back the truck up.

Before Obamacare, aka the Affordable Care Act (ACA), ever was passed many persons pointed to mismanagement of the VA Hospitals as evidence the Federal Government was incapable of properly managing healthcare for the entire nation. In response, many Democrats denied the allegations of bad management at the VA Hospitals, and some even pointed to the excellent management of the VA Hospitals as evidence that Government could manage all of the nation's healthcare.

Essentially the proponents of Obamacare shouted down the factual evidence that the Government was failing in its management of healthcare for Military Veterans;Veterans who should receive the best care possible. This factual evidence showed that the Government could not even properly manage the health of a very small fraction of the nations entire population.

But those us of familiar with the VA Hospitals' long history of mismanagement and cover up, knew better.

This writer repeatedly tweeted and emailed a link to a film clip of a 1992 movie called Article 99. This movie was directly on point to the issue of mismanagement that comes with government involvement with healthcare. In this instance, in the very VA Hospitals now embroiled in the current scandal.
This is the Tweet this writer currently periodically sends out on Twitter @DMashak.

Though the wording has change slightly since before Obamacare was passed, the video and the link remain the same as the one this writer posted many times before the passage of Obamacare. Obamacare was signed by President Barrack Obama on June 25, 2010. (This date will become important when the timeline of the VA Hospital scandal(s) is disclosed)

In the interview contained in the article in the following Tweet @DMashak, it is reported that this scandal went on for a "long time". The printed portion of the article shows the currently documentable timeline begins in early 2012.

But the end of the Article 99 movie indicates that the problems the movie exposed within the VA Hospital were never really resolved. People got fired and the status quo management just continued under new management. So has the VA Hospital scandal really went on for 22 years?
Evidence that our Government has continuously mismanaged...

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Those were my thoughts.

In Closing:

Thank you, my fellow citizens, for taking your valuable time to read and reflect upon what is written here.

If what is written here rings true to you, perhaps you should contact your local elected officials and let them know. If you are afraid of repercussions, snail mail it anonymously and ask them to respond in the local paper or their own monthly/quarterly internet newsletter. Even if this article refers to something outside you geographic area, it still likely applies to your location. Remember all those taxpayer training junkets we taxpayers send the bureaucrats on? They all learn the same “livestock management” techniques to use on WE THE PEOPLE.

And that leaves WE THE PEOPLE with this conundrum: While our #Government works full time with compensation and funded with our money for the cause of #Tyranny; WE THE PEOPLE are forced to work part time without compensation for the cause of #liberty with what is left over of our time, money and energy.

Finally, this article is written with the same intentions as Thomas Paine http://ushistory.org/paine. I seek no leadership role. I seek only to help the American People find their own way using their own “Common Sense” http://amzn.to/kbRuar

Keep Fighting the Good Fight!

In Liberty,

Don Mashak
The Cynical Patriot
http://twitter.com/dmashak
http://Facebook/Don.Mashak
Don Mashak Google Plus http://goo.gl/1AUrE

WE THE PEOPLE TAR #WETHEPEOPLETAR
http://WETHEPEOPLETAR.blogspot.com
http://facebook.com/WETHEPEOPLETAR
http://twitter.com/WETHEPEOPLETAR

End the Fed(eral Reserve Bank System) #ETF
National http://bit.ly/ta3Rju Minneapolis http://bit.ly/tjZJKF

Bring Home the Politicians #BHTP
http://BringHomethePoliticians.com

Lawless America #LawlessAmerica
http://LawlessAmerica.com

Term Limits #TermLimit
http://TermLimits.org

Justice in Minnesota #JIM
http://JusticeinMN.com

Critical Thinking Notice - This author advises you as no politician would dare. Exercise Critical Thinking (http://bit.ly/ubI6ve) in determining the truthfulness of anything you read or hear. Do not passively accept nor believe anything anyone tells you, including this author... unless and until you verify it yourself with sources you trust and could actively defend your perspective to anyone who might debate you to the contrary of your perspective

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HERALD MAIL GIVES THREE CANDIDATES FOR WACO BOE A CLEAN SLATE: THREE OPENINGS ON BOE

JACQUELINE FISCHER, MELINDA MARSDEN, AND STAN STOUFFER ONLY THREE BOE CANDIDATES WITHOUT DIRT TO REPORT BY HERALD MAIL: THREE OPENINGS ON BOE

Is it just me growing more cynical or is this truly a coincidence? These candidate's profiles for the Board of Education were published two-at-a-time, and the first thing that struck me was that the HM is not exactly known for its investigative work. So what's up? Why this election? Why only the BOE candidates? One of the candidate's told me that when they were interviewed the reporter justified publishing this information because the BOE has a large budget, if not the largest budget, in the county. OK, but what about the dirt that wasn't related to finances? Certainly there is dirt that could be dug up on other candidates for other races; in fact, I know that there is.

The second cynical thought came after reading the first profile that was without dirt. The article did not state that they had investigated this person and was unable to find anything to report. There just wasn't any. In fact, that statement did not appear in any of the profiles without dirt. Intentional?

After reading 6 of the 8 profiles and realizing that there were only 2 so far without dirt, I predicted that there would only be one candidate of the final two profiles to be published that would report a bit of dirt, giving us exactly three "clean" candidates. Guess what? Three clean candidates and three openings...imagine that.

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