Letters to editor

Cold-hearted Republicans? Consider this

By From page A8 | August 09, 2014

I usually make a point of not reading columns written by Mike Kirchubel as they are generally hate-based, ill-informed diatribes against Republicans or heavens . . . gasp . . . tea party people.

But I admit I was sucked in by the headline of his July 21 column, which asked, Why are Republicans so cold-hearted? Once again, I was treated to a whopping dose of his convoluted circular reasoning. In this particular column, he used the following reasoning: all rich people are cold-hearted, all Republicans are rich, therefore all Republicans are cold-hearted.

If he truly thinks that all rich people are cold-hearted, then logically his list muse also include these Democrats:

  • Sen. Dianne Feinstein (net worth $70 million).
  • Sen. Barbara Boxer (net worth $5 million).
  • Secretary of State John Kerry (net worth $194 million).
  • Sen. Harry Reid (net worth $5 million).
  • Gov. Jerry Brown (net worth $4 million).
  • Rep. Nancy Pelosi (net worth $100 million).
  • Former President Bill Clinton (net worth $85 million).
  • Former Vice President Al Gore (net worth $300 million).
  • President Barack Obama (net worth $12.4 million).

What Mr. Kirchubel was actually trying to do in his column is the same as he does in all of his columns, which is continue his mantra of “Republican bad; Democrat good.” I hope your readers will join me in not reading any more of his rants.

Cathy Ritch


Letter to the Editor


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  • ArtimusAugust 09, 2014 - 1:12 am

    Mike Kirchubel is such a joke that I don’t take seriously he skip the truth. He is his a joke.

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  • MarkAugust 09, 2014 - 9:34 am

    If you don't take him seriously, can you consider taking an english class seriously to help with your awful grammar?

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  • Recovering from a stroke is a challenge ( StR )August 09, 2014 - 9:45 am

    It takes time and effort....Artimus is recovering from a stroke.

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  • rlw895August 09, 2014 - 12:26 pm

    Recovering: Thanks for the info. I didn't know about the stroke. I was missing Artimus. Artemis: Do the best you can, and welcome back.

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  • AritmusAugust 10, 2014 - 12:08 am

    Thank you riw 895 and Str, my stroke has been a difficult way to recovery that left my speech and short term memory. I am working on my English and Spanish not on your English Mark. Now apologizing, I am stand on my own.

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  • Salty DogAugust 09, 2014 - 9:50 am

    Mark it sounds like you are one of those liberal elitist's that think you are better then every one else. Way to show case your PHD in English.

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  • Danny BuntinAugust 09, 2014 - 4:55 pm

    @Salty Dog: I do not think Artimus needs you to protect him. Artimus chose to comment, With that, comes responses to his comments. He was not really adding anything by his comment, but he is still fair game based on the comment he left. I am sure Mark was not aware that he had suffered a stroke, so Mark has nothing to apologize for.

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  • JimboAugust 09, 2014 - 12:52 pm

    The actual 'joke' here are people who have nothing better to do in their bitter little lives than to read the writings of people they consider a 'joke' to whine about it. Let me guess, Obama's fault?

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  • ArtimusAugust 10, 2014 - 12:34 am

    Your Liberal left.

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  • Tax payerAugust 09, 2014 - 5:30 am

    Yep agreed, Old Mikey rants his socialism each week. I keep telling him the facts are the facts but he keeps sipping the Obama punch.

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  • JimboAugust 09, 2014 - 12:54 pm

    And we have a weiner to my above comment. That was fast.

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  • Rudy MadronichAugust 09, 2014 - 7:00 am

    Great letter Cathy, It will be fun to read just how Mike will try and spin this and twist your letter to defend the cold hearted rich Democrats you listed. I can only wonder how his head must be spinning and smoke coming out of his ears as he try's to come up with lies and false truths to tell us that they are not cold hearted. And the other Liberal socialist's that agree with him. I think this will be a very fun read.

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  • JimboAugust 09, 2014 - 12:57 pm

    9 listed Democrats versus out of the top 50 wealthiest members of congress 31 are GOP.

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  • PornacAugust 09, 2014 - 7:07 am

    I wonder if they are for raising the minimum wage to keep folks off food stamps.

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  • http://www.dailymail.co.uk/femail/article-2720212/A-straw-visor-muumuu-Hillary-SoulCycle-shorts-Bill-Relaxed-Clintons-enjoy-downtime-beach-dogs.htmlAugust 09, 2014 - 8:18 am

    Bill and Killary ( Lybia ) on the Beach in the Hamptons...The former President and his wife are in a Hamptons hamlet called Amagansett, where they have paid $100,000 on an $18million property for a three-week stay...... todays Daily Mail.... remember the Clinton Death List

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  • http://www.theforbiddenknowledge.com/hardtruth/billclintonscriminalbackground.htmAugust 09, 2014 - 8:38 am

    Clinton worked himself up rapidly and became a governor of Arkansas. As a governor Bill Clinton committed a series of high crimes, related to his Illuminati connection. He became the leader of a gigantic network which dealt with drug-smuggling, laundering of drug-money and corruption in general. A good friend of Clinton from Arkansas, Larry Nichols, was interviewed in a film. Clinton thought that Nichols would keep his mouth shut, but he didn't. He was hired by Clinton and had found out that Clinton's firm, "Arkansas Development Finance Authority" (ADFA), laundered drug-money. Cocaine to a value of $10.000.000 (ten million dollars!) a week was flown in from Mena Airport in Arkansas. The money was laundered via ADFA to a bank in Florida, to a bank in Georgia, to Citycorp in New York, and from there it was transferred out of the country. All this regarding to Larry Nichols. Clinton's best friend, Dan Lasater, led the operations. Lasater and Bill Clinton's brother, Roger Clinton, later spent time in jail due to drug related crimes....... Google Bill Clinton Rockefeller Center

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  • http://www.rense.com/general74/ELECS.HTMAugust 09, 2014 - 8:47 am

    During the elections, the Democratic leaders gave the impression that they were going to impeach Bush and Cheney and get rid of all their corrupted partners in crime, who blatantly are stealing billions of dollars of taxpayer money from this "war from profits" in Iraq. After the election was over Pelosi immediately issued a statement taking impeachment "off the table" and had lunch with the war criminal President George Bush and said she was going to work with this man. Why didn't Pelosi and all the other Democrats tell the American People BEFORE the elections that that this was their game plan? Because Pelosi is told what to do by her Illuminati employers and they want Bush to still be in power..... Google...Nancy Pelosi Illuminati

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  • http://www.boston.com/news/local/massachusetts/2014/08/08/obama-two-week-martha-vineyard-vacation-has-pre-planned-interruption/k81HM7OECyIZw5afpuSCZN/story.htmlAugust 09, 2014 - 9:33 am

    Obama’s Two-Week Martha’s Vineyard Vacation Has a Pre-Planned Interruption Boston com...... In what the Associated Press calls an “odd move,” the President will return to the White House for meetings halfway through his vacation. A supposed two-week trip is now two shorter trips so that he can attend some meetings with White House officials. He’ll be on the island from Aug. 9 to 17, and then from Aug. 19 to 24. It appears that the Clintons and Obamas will be there at the same times..... Just as Cheney really was running the Bush Jr Presidency.... I wonder who really runs the Obama presidency... my guess is the Clintons/International Bankers/Rockefellers through valerie jarrett

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  • P.S.August 09, 2014 - 9:48 am

    also John Kerry......Who else? Like who stage managed Obama at the Sandy Hook PSYOP?

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  • http://nypost.com/2013/10/15/obama-adviser-orchestrated-shutdown-showdown-author/August 10, 2014 - 9:13 am

    Obama adviser ‘architect’ of showdown: author By Carl Campanile October 15, 2013 nypost com......Everyone in the Beltway knew Valerie Jarrett was influential. They didn’t know how influential she was,” said Klein, who interviewed more than a half dozen White House and former presidential advisers about the shutdown strategy..... “Her power derived from one simple fact — proximity, No one except Michelle Obama is closer to the president than Valerie,” Klein quoted Democratic power broker Vernon Jordan as saying. Jordan’s wife is a cousin of Jarrett........ Jarrett is the one who advised Obama “do not cooperate one iota on ObamaCare. Don’t given an inch. Let the Republicans stew in their own juice,“ Klein said.........AND REMEMBER Vernon Jordon is a Bilderberg

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  • https://mcalvanyintelligenceadvisor.com/61st-meeting-bilderberg-group-good-old-boys-getting-together-againAugust 10, 2014 - 9:22 am

    The 61st Meeting of the Bilderberg Group: Good Old Boys Getting Together Again Jun. 5, 2013 by Bob Adelmann ......Kenneth Jacobs, Chairman and CEO of Lazard Frères’ along with his managing director, Vernon Jordon

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  • http://www.globalresearch.ca/the-federal-reserve-cartel-the-eight-families/25080August 10, 2014 - 9:27 am

    Google Lazard Frères’ Rothschild....See....The Federal Reserve Cartel: The Eight Families | Global Research ....... W. McCallister, an oil industry insider with House of Saud connections, wrote in The Grim Reaper that information he acquired from Saudi bankers cited 80% ownership of the New York Federal Reserve Bank- by far the most powerful Fed branch- by just eight families, four of which reside in the US. They are the Goldman Sachs, Rockefellers, Lehmans and Kuhn Loebs of New York; the Rothschilds of Paris and London; the Warburgs of Hamburg; the Lazards of Paris; and the Israel Moses Seifs of Rome.

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  • JagAugust 09, 2014 - 8:42 am

    good facts Cathy but I bet the DR loves it, his last article (cold hatred business) or something like that had over 130 comments last I checked I finally had to go back and unsubscribe for it because it was blowing up my email so he gets them talking or fighting, either way it is a hit on the DR page they can use to sell advertise.

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  • DanielAugust 09, 2014 - 10:12 am

    The biggest difference in the 1%ers like Charles Rangel, Maxine Waters, Pelosi, Reid, the Clintons and Obama is that they became millionaires only after "winning" an election and started collecting their government paycheck, previously none ever had a job nor any type of business, yet not only do the brain dead "progressives" give these tightwad 1%ers a pass ( they donate very little to charity, preffering to be "charitable" with other tax payers money), the "progressives" actually worship these scumbags either directly or indirectly by bashing the GOP and the successful business owners.

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  • Sidney K. NephronAugust 09, 2014 - 10:50 am

    Yes, people who post too much like rlw and CD really get me Poed...... Do you get the joke here?

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  • Polly GlotAugust 09, 2014 - 11:43 am

    I just do not understand the language you people all use.... There is the Liberal Left Democrat ( Liberalism is a Disease, because they will not WAKE UP to the tactics of their party ) and the Conservative Right Republican NEOCON language..... I just don't understand and I am good at Language...... Both sides Republican and Democrat are controlled by the International Banking Cartel.....WAKE UP PEOPLE

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  • Danny BuntinAugust 09, 2014 - 5:02 pm

    "Liberal Left Democrat"????? Where are they? Just saying the words does not make it true.

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  • TermiteAugust 09, 2014 - 5:49 pm

    Look in a mirror, big shot.

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  • Danny BuntinAugust 09, 2014 - 5:59 pm

    Well, I am liberal, but do not have any democratic affiliation.

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  • ArtimusAugust 10, 2014 - 12:39 am

    That is exactly the true. What make it the truth?

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  • Mike KirchubelAugust 09, 2014 - 10:27 am

    Cathy, I have stated many times that not all Republicans are rich. Most Republican voters are actually working class people who have been suckered into voting against their own economic interests. Maybe we should discuss that again in the column. By the way, nobody has argued that the Republicans are NOT cold-hearted, including you.

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  • rlw895August 09, 2014 - 12:30 pm

    And I don't believe you've ever said all rich people are cold-hearted. This letter others seem to admire so much is nothing more than a straw man argument. It makes you wonder what else they have wrong due to gullibility.

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  • Mike KirchubelAugust 09, 2014 - 1:24 pm

    Logically, it seems that only about 1% of the voting population SHOULD be Republican, the rest of them have been bamboozled into voting against their own economic interests by the pervasive right-wing media and the right-wing "foundations" that pump out propaganda at a consistently increasing rate.

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  • Sidney Stone-SilvaAugust 09, 2014 - 1:35 pm

    Ouch ! What a stinging reply rlw..... your excessive verbosity and posting at times is painful.... oh well....hoc quoque transiturum..... Anyway... you are about as much fun as one.

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  • ? I think I am trying too hard..... but hear goes....August 09, 2014 - 3:51 pm

    rlw you are as phony as... Alexander Graham Bell "on speed" dialing...... so there take that....

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  • ?August 09, 2014 - 6:24 pm

    rlw ......You are as Ponderous as the Fattest Elephant at an Elephant Fat Farm specializing in the Fattest Elephants

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  • Mr. SmithAugust 09, 2014 - 7:06 pm

    Rlw895: If I correctly remember my seventh-grade year and how we kids interacted, I would say StR has a crush on you. One of you has obviously moved on, but those were the days, right? Now if congress would just grow up.

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  • StRAugust 09, 2014 - 7:47 pm

    More like a creative writing exercise and a I wanted to see if anyone else would contribute something similar.

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  • http://www.westernjournalism.com/exclusive-investigative-reports/who-funds-the-radical-left-in-america/August 09, 2014 - 2:20 pm

    Who Funds the Radical Left In America? Western Journalism..... Just another game the Illuminati play... funding both the right and left foundations.... Soros, Heinz, Rockefeller, Ford.... more subtrifuge..... BOTH SIDES ARE FUNDED BY NWO GLOBALISTS

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  • ?August 09, 2014 - 2:25 pm

    or did I mean subterfudge? Google hegelian dialectic.... I am not much in the mood to do this today.... Bye

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  • http://peswiki.com/index.php/Site:LRP:Antony_C._Sutton:_The_Hegelian_DialecticAugust 09, 2014 - 2:35 pm

    also Google Hegelian dialectic subterfuge.... see...Site:LRP:Antony C. Sutton: The Hegelian Dialectic - PESWiki ...... Note.... I do not think Mr. Obama was born in Kenya.

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