Bush's Hometown Paper Endorses Kerry

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    Yes, we know. This is old news. There's also a Boston paper endorsing Bush. So what?
     
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    It is certain that there are liberals infesting Texas. The editorial represents the opinion of three people on the staff. Hardly a disconcerting incident in this election.

    The article did make a valid point "In the past, when individuals disagreed with an editorial, they would write a letter to the editor politely expressing a different point of view in contrast to the views of the publishers, which we have usually published. Occasionally someone would cancel a subscription or an ad, but this was rare."

    It does appear that the ability to disagree in a civil manner is rapidly becoming a lost art. For this I have to lay the blame primarily on leftists as they predominate when it comes to arrogant denigration of the opposite view as well as screeching and name calling. But conservatives certainly have a share of the blame.

    But I do believe that cancelling a subscription is the most effective way to show your displeasure with a newspaper. Many years ago, the local paper ran an article by some fat yankee lesbian who opined that it was high time "capitalist pigs" got over being angry with Jane Fonda. She went on to state that the only reason men were angry with Fonda is because we couldn't stand the fact that she was a successful woman.

    Now normally I pay little attention to such stupidity, but in this case I was incensed because the paper elected to run this piece on Veteran's Day. I wrote a letter to the editor and never received a response. I called the paper to object and was given the fast shuffle. But in this case I was in a position to do more than just cancel my subscription.

    At the time I was part owner in a local business. My business was situated in a strip mall which had a Wal-Mart and a J.C. Penny's. The chore of managing the center had fallen upon me by default when the Penny's manager retired and no one else wanted the job. But as a result, I controlled the advertising budget of the center which amounted to about 100 thousand bucks a year. Since there were two papers in town, I immediately cancelled all ads with the offending paper and channeled the money to the other paper and to other forms of media.

    This went on for about 8 years. I had newspaper reps calling me weekly to inquire about advertising. I gave them all the same answer. I will relent when I see an apology to veterans published on their front page. I never saw an apology and they never saw another dime of our advertising budget.

    They are now out of business. I'd like to think I had a little bit of a hand with that. If enough of the readers of this paper find this editorial objectionable, we may get to see the real political philosophy of this town.
     
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    Excellent read Merlin.Im a firm believer of voting with your wallet myself.
    This is old news too,but......
    Kerrys hometown paper is for Bush!!!



    It's about national security.

    That's the key issue on the minds of Americans planning to vote in the Nov. 2 presidential election.

    They must decide whether Republican President George W. Bush or Sen. John F. Kerry, a Democrat, can provide the leadership to safeguard America from foreign terrorism.

    Americans aren't fools. They know that without safe cities and towns, America will lose its greatness. Our cherished freedoms and sacred liberties will be diminished, along with our opportunities for economic prosperity and our basic pursuit of happiness.

    Our children and their children will live vastly different lives if we fail to guarantee a future free of turmoil.

    Islamic extremists, both here and abroad, have one purpose: To destroy America and halt the spread of democracy and religious tolerance around the globe

    They'd like to be plotting in our streets right now. They'd like to be sowing murder and mayhem with suicide bombers and hostage-takings, and spreading fear in the heartland and everywhere else. They'd like to be wearing us down and bringing our nation to its knees.

    Since the devastating terror attacks of Sept. 11, 2001, one American leader has maintained an unbending resolve to protect our homeland and interest against Islamic savages and those foreign governments appeasing them.

    That leader is President Bush.

    While out-of-touch U.S. politicians and world leaders have attacked President Bush's tactics, they can't question his steely commitment to keep America safe.

    In the ashes of ground zero, where nearly 3,000 innocent Americans perished, President Bush vowed to find the perpetrators, in domestic cells and distant lands, and bring them to justice. He said he will do all that is humanly possible and necessary to make certain that terrorists never strike again on U.S. soil.

    Can anyone deny that President Bush has not delivered? America the terrorists' No. 1 target has recovered from its tragic wounds and rebounded. It remains safe to this day.

    What might a lesser leader have done, faced with the daunting task of deciding America's course against withering, partisan attacks from Democrats, media propagandists, disingenuous U.N. officials and disloyal White House operatives selling their souls for profit during a time of war?

    A lesser leader might have caved in. President Bush has stood his ground.

    In this year's election, the question isn't whether we are safer now than we were four years ago. We already know the answer. Sure we are and that's because of President Bush. The critical question is: Four years from now, will America be safer than it is today?

    In our book, Americans have to place their trust in President Bush. He's proven to be as sturdy as a mighty oak when it comes to saying what he means, meaning what he says and acting decisively.

    When it comes to the war on terror, President Bush means to keep our military strong and our country secure.

    John Kerry, on the other hand, has all the attributes of the shape of water when it comes to telling us what he believes and what he'd do for America. Like incoming and outgoing tides, Kerry is content to go with the flow. In a dangerous world infested with sharks, Kerry would be chum at America's expense.

    We in Massachusetts know John Kerry. He got his first taste of politics 32 years ago in the cities and towns of Greater Lowell.

    In his 20 years in the U.S. Senate, Kerry, a Navy war hero, hasn't risen above the rank of seaman for his uninspiring legislative record. He's been inconsistent on major issues. First he's for the 1991 Persian Gulf War, then he opposes it. First he's for the war in Iraq, then he's against it. First he's for a strong U.S. defense, then he votes against military weapons programs. First he's for the U.S. Patriot Act, then he opposes it.

    Kerry's solution to stop terrorism? He'd go to the U.N. and build a consensus. How naive. France's Jacques Chirac, Germany's Gerhard Schroeder, U.N. Secretary General Kofi Annan and other Iraq oil-for-food scam artists don't want America to succeed. They want us brought down to their level. And more and more, Kerry sounds just like them. In a recent campaign speech, Kerry said America was in the wrong war, in the wrong place, at the wrong time.

    No doubt John Kerry sincerely wants to serve his country, but we believe he's the wrong man, in the wrong place, at the wrong time.

    Americans should think back three years ago to the smoldering ruins of the World Trade Center. There among the mist lay the images and memories of fallen firefighters, police, a Catholic chaplain and ordinary working citizens moms, dads, sons, daughters.

    President Bush, through heartfelt tears, told us never to forget the twisted carnage and the massacre of the innocents. Yet some of us are forgetting.

    President Bush told us the attacks must never happen again. Yet some of us are wavering because of the brave sacrifice of soldiers that our nation's security demands.

    Well, President Bush hasn't forgotten. Nor has he lost the courage and conviction to do what is right for America.

    We know if there is one thing the enemy fears above all else, it is that George Bush's iron will is stronger than his iron won't.

    The Sun proudly endorses the re-election of President George W. Bush.
     

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