Letters to editor

Some not-so-funny jokes in politics

By From page A7 | March 06, 2014

I have to lighten up a bit and poke a little fun at our elected “officials” for some sanity. Did you hear the one about Democrat Rep. Annie Kuster of New Hampshire? During her town hall meeting about the Middle East, she was asked her position on House Resolution 36, a select committee concerning the investigation for Benghazi. Her reply was, “I’m not here to talk about Benghazi; we’re here to discuss the Middle East.”

How about this laugher from Sheila Lee Jackson, the Democrat Texas congresswoman: “Writing up executive orders should be our No. 1 agenda. We will be answering the call of all of America, because people need work and we’re not doing right by them by creating work.” I guess that was a coherent sentence. I had to read several times but its perfect setup for the next laugher.

Democrat Nancy Pelosi, the joker and House minority leader, actually touted the benefits of partial or full unemployment. Pelosi said, “Obamacare will necessarily result in the loss of full-time jobs,” that “a workforce dominated by part-timers is a good thing for employees,” and “overwhelmingly, for the American people, this is liberation.” She added that the law will give citizens “the freedom to pursue happiness.”

It gets better. How about this laugher? Under Democrat President Barack Obama’s newest unconstitutionally enacted law, health care professionals are now required to violate HIPPA privacy laws and submit medical data to the government. The illegally obtained data is then used as justification for gun confiscation by the federal government.

Last but not least of government jokers, drum roll please: We’re not going to default on our debt. We’re going to raise our credit limit and borrow more money to pay the bills.

For those of us who are not of the 70 million Americans on mind-altering drugs, it’s really not funny. It’s past time for mandatory random drug-testing for them all.

Hank Schwarzbach


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  • Puddin TaneFebruary 28, 2014 - 1:05 pm

    Re: Rep. Kuster, she was actually correct, as the traditional western boundary for the Middle East is Egypt, thus excluding Libya and Benghazi. Perhaps you should learn basic geography before you start spouting off?

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  • FDCMarch 02, 2014 - 7:33 am

    PT, in your desperate effort to support an uninformed Democrat by using nasty remarks to the writer of the letter, you exposed your own fallibility in knowledge of "basic geography." Many authorities define the Middle East as stretching from Morocco (Encyclopaedia Brittanica), Libya (Merriam Webster), Libya (World Atlas), and so forth. To support your cause, a few say Egypt, one even says east of Egypt. In any case, the "traditional western definition" (whatever that means) is not set in concrete and your smartypants putdown of the letter writer is unwarranted. But what else could one expect from a Democrat demagogue?

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  • Puddin TaneMarch 06, 2014 - 9:25 am

    Crunchy, I didn't defend her, I pointed out that under the traditional definition of the Middle East she was correct. Look it up on Wikipedia (or not, I'm indifferent because I'm correct and that's how facts work). What you're describing is "the Greater Middle East," a term coined in the 1990's to cover most Islamic countries in that region. You mad, bro? Btw, if I'm a Democratic demagogue, what does that make you? A conservative shill? No need to answer that question, as it was rhetorical.

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  • A Different PerspectiveMarch 06, 2014 - 6:11 am

    If you watch the video, numerous reporters shouted in unison, "it is in the Middle East." She become so disoriented at that point the facilitator had to bail her out. She was totally clueless and it's frightening that she can vote on foreign policy issues.

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  • MattMarch 06, 2014 - 4:41 am

    Yes, they're the joke. The guy who writes DAILY a letter to the editor to his local newspaper is perfectly normal and has all the answers.

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  • CD BrooksMarch 06, 2014 - 6:06 am

    Really funny. Right up there with the Tea Party's Bachmann yesterday saying she was "sorry" Brewer vetoed the legal discrimination legislation.

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  • Mike KirchubelMarch 06, 2014 - 6:28 am

    Wow. A perfect trifecta of right wing, Fox-inspired, mind-melting hooey. The only letter that made any sense was Bak's documentary on how he wasn't god-like back in 1981. Maybe you should try it again now, perhaps your superpowers have grown. Maybe things have changed. Keck is still Keck. Thanks for the daily updates. And Hank stubbornly remains Hank. Maybe you guys should join Hank's 70 million friends.

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  • Rich GiddensMarch 06, 2014 - 7:07 am

    You forgot Democratic SC Congressman Jim Clyburn. When asked what part of the US Constitution allows for a government takeover and destruction of the healthcare system, Clyburn said ''it be the goodness part.'' Then there's Maxine Waters telling her equally dumb constituents in South Central Los Angeles ''the CIA is selling you drugs on the streets of LA.'' Those democratic dummies need to go!

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  • Salty DogMarch 06, 2014 - 7:42 am

    Good morning every one are we enjoying the rain I know I am, now lets have a couple of days of sunshine to dry things up and then have another storm come in with more rain. We all know we need it. All for now I might check back later. I wish every on a happy and blessed day.

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  • Salty DogMarch 06, 2014 - 2:02 pm

    Wow looks like I'm the only one that is having a good day. Cant we all just get along.

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  • PornacMarch 06, 2014 - 5:30 pm

    I get along just fine with my guns.

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