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Vote for change in the new 3rd Congressional District

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From page A10 | May 27, 2012 |

The 2010 census, coming as it did amid the turmoil of the midterm congressional elections, provides local voters with an opportunity to look at where we are and to imagine where we need to be.

Five candidates hope to represent the newly drawn 3rd Congressional District, which includes much of eastern Solano County. The field includes the incumbent, who is a Democrat, and four Republicans. The top two voter getters in the June 5 election advance to the November general election.

When you get right down to it, money wins elections, particularly for state and federal offices. The incumbent, Rep. John Garamendi, has a distinct edge in both fundraising and spending. But there’s one Republican in the race, Colusa County Supervisor Kim Vann, who’s keeping pace.

She’s also the best candidate among the five on the June 5 ballot.

Vann brings a no-nonsense conservatism to the table. She’s focused on what matters: Jobs, the economy, regulatory reform and repeal of the federal health care law. She’s a farmer who eschews farm subsidies and notes that the federal program “needs a haircut.”

Social conservatism is not high among Vann’s priorities, which we believe is appropriate given the challenges that we, as a nation, face.

The new 3rd Congressional District is similar to the current 10th Congressional District. Both include large swaths of Solano County, but the 3rd District trades portions of Contra Costa County in the East Bay for more rural areas to the north and west toward the San Joaquin Valley.

When you look at voter registration, the new 3rd District boasts a majority of Democrats, but significantly less so than the current 10th District. The new 3rd District also includes two Air Force bases: Travis and Beale.

Voters in Fairfield and throughout the new district have a chance to tip the scale in Congress, away from runaway spending and more toward the political center, where significant policy matters should be determined. A vote for Vann will help get us all there.

We encourage you to vote for Kim Vann for Congress in the 3rd Congressional District.

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  • PornackMay 27, 2012 - 10:59 am

    Whoever wrote this misleads its readers about run away spending. Federal spending as a percentage of gdp is at its least since 1950. It's a revenue problem.

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  • JoeMay 28, 2012 - 3:47 pm

    We need responsible Federal spending. Increased investment in infrastructure and education and cuts to unnecessary spending. This is exactly what Congressman Garamendi has been working for. He supported cutting the deficit by $4 trillion which included extensive cuts to government programs while protecting Medicare, Social Security and the programs that will bring jobs back to the US. John Garamendi has served Fairfield well and he has my vote.

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  • Gary KatocsMay 29, 2012 - 2:50 pm

    Go to FactCheck.org...and see how wrong you are..then stop by the gas station and let some air out of your head.

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  • Kevin MillerMay 27, 2012 - 11:56 am

    I don’t know if your statistic of the GDP is correct, but let’s say that it is. And let’s say that it really is a revenue problem. Why, if we want additional revenue to continue all of this spending do 50% of Americans not pay ANY taxes? We (they) continue to say “lets raise the taxes on those who are already paying” and never say, “let’s look at the 50% that are getting a free ride and don’t contribute a dime”. I don’t think we should continue to offer freebies to people that are not and never have paid into the system; candidates are paying voters to vote with the promise of never having to contribute to the system that is supporting them.

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  • Gary KatocsMay 29, 2012 - 2:53 pm

    Pornack is totally wrong...so in your face wrong it makes one doubt the persons sanity..

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  • PornackMay 29, 2012 - 3:22 pm

    Federal spending under Obama is lowest its been since 1950. Here's my reference. http://www.marketwatch.com/story/obama-spending-binge-never-happened-2012-05-22 Stating that 50% of Americans do not pay ANY taxes is very untrue. Try buying gas or going to any store and not paying the sales taxes.

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  • Gary KatocsMay 30, 2012 - 12:45 am

    Try the US Treasury for a reference...or FACTCHECK.org...

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  • Gary KatocsMay 30, 2012 - 12:49 am

    Marketwatch?..by a Rex Nutting?..You're joking right?..Why don't you cite Alice in Wonderland...The thing that's most taxing here is..YOU.

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  • MarkMay 27, 2012 - 12:10 pm

    ‎"She’s a farmer who eschews farm subsidies and notes that the federal program “needs a haircut.”" Funny Ms Vann has been promising to keep bringing the farm subsidies in when she speaks to the farmers in the northern counties. How about running a campaign that steals her opponents election signs, (its called theft) and then gets caught placing them in Mr. Garamendi's supporter's yards. That's not the way a true conservative candidate runs their campaign. She says she fully supports the Republican platform, yet doesn't even know what that platform is. Maybe the Daily Republic need to do some actual research instead of just going by press releases. There is only one real conservative in the race that can beat Mr Garamendi, and that's Rick Tubbs. He has fresh ideas on how to fix whats broken in DC and the experience to get it done.

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  • Cy NicalMay 27, 2012 - 1:11 pm

    Ask Meg Whitman how that "money wins elections" worked out for her. I've already voted for Rick Tubbs.

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  • BenMay 27, 2012 - 1:21 pm

    She's got my vote, Garamendi is a fake and fraud just like his tacky cowboy commericals. He serves only the interests of the unions the rest of us especially tax payers, we be dammed.

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  • SavetheRepublicMay 27, 2012 - 2:00 pm

    Mr Garamendi was basically one of the main votes that put Obama care into effect. Mr Garamendi said that there is no such thing as Agenda 21. Mr. Garamendi is a highly placed CAREER POLITICIAN, ( HOW HAS THAT BEEN WORKING OUT FOR US ? ) time for somebody new like Rick Tubbs. Do we not want a Representative form of Government, is Mr. Garamendi a typical example of one of us, me thinks NOT.

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  • Wynette SillsMay 27, 2012 - 1:24 pm

    Kim Vann is pro-choice-to-kill human life in the womb, which disqualifies her for consideration. I'm voting for Rich Tubbs, the only real Conservative who supports the Republican platform. Abortion hurts women and kills over 3,000 babies every day. The majority of Americans are pro-life. Kim is on the losing side of this issue. Vote Rick Tubbs on June 5th.

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  • prodemMay 27, 2012 - 1:36 pm

    Why does being pro-choice disqualify her? Are the majority of Americans really pro-life? You sure about that? Don't give me poll numbers, they mean nothing. You are assserting your misinformed point of view.

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  • Gary KatocsMay 29, 2012 - 12:23 pm

    It's true pro-life is making a come back...sure beats pro-death..and WE ARE a 72% center right Christian nation..living on the left coast where 60% of your population is not it's easy to see how one can lose sight of that.You'll see that June 5th when the leftist Unions and their million recall signatures will fail to unseat a GOP governor who has performed well ffor Wisconsin.You'll see it in Nov when the GOP takes control of both Houses of Congress....and with any luck the White House as well...I see some of you seem to have a problem with the unborn..how about Veterans?..Check out Romney's poll numbers there...

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  • Danny BuntinMay 29, 2012 - 1:54 pm

    Only in America can you be Pro-Death Penalty, Pro-Torture, Pro-War... and still call yourself Pro-Life.

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  • Gary KatocsMay 29, 2012 - 2:35 pm

    And we also tolerate ridiculous comparisons too...beautiful country Buntin you should apply for citizenship.

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  • Danny BuntinMay 29, 2012 - 2:50 pm

    You got a mouse in your pocket???

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  • Gary KatocsMay 30, 2012 - 8:50 am

    Why?...you hungry?..KFC closed?

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  • Wynette SillsMay 29, 2012 - 3:21 pm

    Only in America can you be pro-choice-to-kill and brutally dismember innocent human life, while priding yourself on being anti-war, anti-Death Penalty, anti-torture. Most pro-choice-to-kill supporters would never think of pulling arms and legs off puppies or kittens. Stop the killing. Vote for life. Abortion is the ultimate form of bullying, lethal discrimination.

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  • Danny BuntinMay 29, 2012 - 3:28 pm

    Move to the Philippines, you will be much happier their. Theologians rule the day their, and it really shows with the standard of living.

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  • ArtimusMay 30, 2012 - 12:48 am

    How you doing Danny? Hope you had an enjoyable Memorial Day; its one of those somber days to stop and reflect, you know. Anyhow just to ponder on the comparisons; for someone to embrace the Death Penalty deals with the justice impose on someone who intentionally takes a human life without cause. That person should pay the ultimate price for his evil choice in committing an atrocious act. In third world countries; torture is defined by their means but in America our definition of torture does not involve death or long term disability. The intent of what we call torture is to gather information that involves someone in the position who can give us the knowledge which will save the life of many. The intent is not torture but saving of lives. Anybody in their right mind avoids war but there are times when it is inevitable in order to suppress evil. None of us want violence but if someone breaks into our home to do harm to our loved ones; as loving fathers we must take appropriate action. Then we come to the issue of the innocence of life. For some people that human life within the womb is but a choice to a woman whether she sustains it or terminates it but that fetus is nevertheless a live human being about to be born. Some people say; that fetus is human; don’t k..i..ll it. It doesn't take a theologian to figure that out. Just ask a survivor.. http://www.giannajessen.com/main/octoberbaby.html

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  • Danny BuntinMay 30, 2012 - 3:51 pm

    Memorial day was good, thank you. I caught/killed a rattle snake when I cleaned the hot tub. Darn thing was living underneath there since winter I imagine. Lets just agree to disagree on this issue, and move forward. I understand where you are coming from and respect your stance. I ran across this video today, and could not believe the support the flock gave this little child. This is appalling that adults would champion the destructive teaching of a small child. I am pretty sure you do not approve of the parents as well. http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=iRNbC-aSFLc#!

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  • Gary KatocsMay 30, 2012 - 10:40 am

    You spell much Danny?..".their"?..I don't like the weather THERE...I read your police logs..your standard of living seems wanting as well...

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  • Danny BuntinMay 30, 2012 - 1:22 pm

    How are those oil prices doing Gary? Two months ago you said they where going to sky rocket real soon. $87.50 Gary wrong again! You of all people have no business referring to someone else typos.

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  • CD BrooksMay 30, 2012 - 1:24 pm

    I thought we all agreed some time ago that typos were off limits here??

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  • Gary KatocsMay 30, 2012 - 1:55 pm

    UR right..twice in one night..record for you..yeh typos are taboo here..my bad..no spell check..whose that poster that really slays the King's English?

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  • Danny BuntinMay 30, 2012 - 3:38 pm

    Correct, but coming from Gary. Thats like Rich G telling someone to calm down.

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  • Gary KatocsMay 30, 2012 - 1:47 pm

    87.39...But who's counting.?..typos are typos..but when oil sinks like this it's indicative of a weak economy..check consumer confidence levels...I'm not invested in oil..and it was just a guess..I guess wrong..kinda like obama and Solyndra and about 40 other "investments" that tanked..I said over 100.00 couple weeks ago...I never said I was a good investor..got my little niche and ain't doin so bad..hope you are too..one thing this country doesn't need is more poor people.

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  • Gary KatocsMay 30, 2012 - 1:51 pm

    However Buntin I did do quite well with Gold today and as of June 1st...my commercial and residential real estate properties will be God willing 100% rented...not too shabby..keeps me out of KFC.

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  • CD BrooksMay 30, 2012 - 1:57 pm

    I am a fried chicken freak and have been my entire life, love fried chicken. You guys are gonna make me regret this, but I like KFC. Their hot wings are simple but among my favorites. Original recipe mashed potatoes and gravy, I'm good! I also like Popeye's spicy and Raley's brandy fried chicken.

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  • V MMay 29, 2012 - 9:59 pm

    Good one Danny

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  • Gary KatocsMay 30, 2012 - 4:21 pm

    Yeah..hit the fences with that one Danny!....wheeew!

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  • Danny BuntinMay 30, 2012 - 4:25 pm

    A hits a hit!

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  • JakeMay 30, 2012 - 8:15 am

    I am pro-life for the unborn because they are innocent. No matter how they were conceived the child has done nothing. The only time I flex on that at all if is the life of the mother is at risk. And I mean that she will die, not just have to sacrifice her social life to provide for her baby, she could always CHOOSE adoption if she can't care for her child. I am Anti-Death Penalty only because of the fiscal impact being that is costs more to put someone to death than it does to keep them in prison for the rest of their life. There are certain extreme cases when the death penalty should be used. When someone commits a crime so heinous that they forfeit their right to live in this world I think that they should be shuffled off this mortal coil and made to answer to their maker as quickly as possible, so long as there is ABSOLUTELY NO DOUBT they committed the crime for which the were sentenced to death. I am anti-torture, though the term torture has lost some of its meaning over the last decade. Having been water boarded I do not believe that it falls into the torture category. My definition of torture would be something that leaves a lasting impression on either your body or your mind and water boarding doesn't do that. I can still go swimming underwater. Sometimes wars are necessary. I would not call myself "Pro-War" and I would not consider the wars of the last decade to be completely necessary. We should have only gone after the ones that attacked us, made examples of them, and returned home. Having such a broad spectrum adversary as "terror" is problematic because there is virtually no way to win a conceptual war. Similarly the War on Drugs, The War on Poverty, War on Gangs, War on Communism, War on Christmas (just silly), and War on Cancer (actually might be able to win that one someday) are all concepts and do not have actual defined opponents. If we are taking WWII, WWI,Civil, and Revolutionary Wars ... Well then, I guess I am Pro War.

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  • Gary KatocsMay 30, 2012 - 9:00 am

    Agree with most of what you said..What passes for torture by the liberal left includes no toppings for the ice cream@ Guantanamo..for me anything that doesn't draw blood is fine..and anything that DOES draw blood is negotiable..As for the death penalty..you're right..but it's easily corrected 1 trial 1 appeal..then it's nighty night..lethal injection..anyone thats gone under GA knows it's just going to sleep..a lot more humane than a lot of the victims got..talk about torture..plus we'll save money..it's the appeals,the lawyers,the court time,the ancillary personnel etc that makes a death sentence cost prohibitive..and an insult to the victim and their families.

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  • Repub-eraserMay 29, 2012 - 2:32 pm

    Walker will fall and the majority don't like Conservative far right nuts. Abortion law will not change and gay marriage will be legally mandated. Stay home your vote is useless, along with your arrogant and fantasy-laden comments.

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  • Gary KatocsMay 29, 2012 - 2:40 pm

    Talk to me next Tuesday night..

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  • Gary KatocsMay 30, 2012 - 9:04 am

    Looking for a date?

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  • Mr. PracticalMay 29, 2012 - 6:15 am

    Wynette, that is one of the reasons I voted for Vann over Tubbs. It's the only position that a consertive can have and get elected in Northern Calif.

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  • Wynette SillsMay 29, 2012 - 7:29 am

    When killing the innocent, the unwanted, the inconvenient becomes "practical", we all lose. Conservatives must lead the way, not pander to voters on matters of such grave principle. The 3rd Congressional District is pro-life and Kim's pro-choice-to-kill position will be a detriment to her campaign. Already, she has lost several endorsements and even the early dignitaries she did receive endorsements from are wishing they could retract their support. She told them she was pro-life and now she says she is pro-choice, unwilling to even discuss this issue with her constituents. Rick Tubbs is a true Conservative.

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  • prodemMay 29, 2012 - 7:41 am

    The conservative point of view is not popular enough with the majority and will be difficult to sell.

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  • ArtimusMay 30, 2012 - 12:53 am

    It seems that people who focus on the majority really never get things done. They are like cattle being led to the slaughter house all while ridiculing that one cow going the opposite direction. To focus on a majority as a gauge to a right or wrong decision is like heading down to the slaughter house. Rather; it should be what is right and what is wrong.

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  • SavetheRepublicMay 30, 2012 - 12:46 pm

    Moo...... I am that one cow......... The Democrat and Republican herds are both WRONG. VOTE FOR RON PAUL = The RIGHT choice

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  • Mr. PracticalMay 29, 2012 - 7:51 am

    There are many different types of conservatism. I want a candidate that is fiscally conservative but stays out of our personal lives. For me, the question of choice is low on the priority list.

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  • Wynette SillsMay 29, 2012 - 8:04 am

    If an individual is denied the right to life, does it really matter what his/her tax rate will be? Some things are more important than money. Abortion hurts women and destroys life. Killing is not an answer to our fiscal challenges.

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  • prodemMay 29, 2012 - 8:10 am

    You are entrenched in your beliefs, your choice. For me, the conversation is over. But you go ahead and help put into place funding to care for those unwanted children. But good luck finding it because whether you believe it or not, everything starts and ends with money.

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  • Wynette SillsMay 29, 2012 - 8:18 am

    So pro-Dem, are you so entrenched in your beliefs that you support abortion through all nine months of pregnancy? Have you seen today's news about Planned Parenthood promoting abortion if the baby is a little girl? You're right about one thing, with the abortion industry, it is ALL ABOUT MONEY! http://www.protectourgirls.com/?utm_source=Live+Action&utm_campaign=cf970507a2-Video1_SAustin_Release_5.29.12&utm_medium=email

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  • ArtimusMay 30, 2012 - 1:00 am

    Prodem, It seems that your logic is this; since those kids are not going to live productive lives because the parents are not capable of meeting their needs; it is permissible to dismiss them. And if someone opposes that; then it is their responsibility to take care of them. It would be like you arguing that handicap, mentally ill or even homeless people should be exterminated because after all they are not living productive lives and if someone opposes that; well that will fall on their laps to take care of them. If you study the history of the Third Reich; you will find a similar thinking about undesirables that were exterminated because they could not live a productive life. Oh and by the way Margaret Sanger; the founder of Planned ParentHood admired many of Hitlers Ideology.

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  • LoveMyCommunityMay 29, 2012 - 10:32 am

    @Wynette, you say that "the majority of Americans are pro-life" and "the 3rd Congressional District is pro-life". I don't know where you're getting your stats or facts, but it's probably a good idea that you don't make comments like these unless you back them up with something besides your opinion.... just sayin'.... And thank you for telling me this about Kim Vann. I may vote for her now. I'm looking for a fiscal conservative who is Pro-"it's none of your business what I do with my body and what goes on under my roof".

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  • Wynette SillsMay 29, 2012 - 11:34 am

    "Love"MyCommunity, while brutally killing the weak, the unwanted: The recent Gallup poll showed the percentage of Americans who self-identify as favoring abortion rights has hit a record low of 41%, while those who consider themselves "pro-life" reached 50%. http://articles.cnn.com/2012-05-23/us/us_gallup-poll-abortion_1_abortion-rights-anti-abortion-groups-carol-tobias?_s=PM:US Become informed.

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  • SavetheRepublicMay 29, 2012 - 11:52 am

    Everybody look at this website.....www.infowars.com

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  • KMay 29, 2012 - 1:56 pm

    Why is what happens in my uterus anyone's business but my own? If you don't believe in abortion then don't have one. And for the record… The Gallup survey questioned 1,024 people. The current US population is around 313,600,000 according to the census bureau. I don’t know if a thousand people really speak for the country as a whole.

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  • Wynette SillsMay 29, 2012 - 3:33 pm

    K, become informed. Take a look at what goes on "in your uterus" http://abortioninstruments.com/abortion_videos.html There is another human being involved in every abortion, who is facing the Death Penalty, happening over 3,000 times every day across our nation. Abortion hurts for a lifetime. Women deserve better. Here is how your "logic" sounds..... If you are against slavery, then don't have one. If you are against killing puppies, then don't have one. Learn the facts. Become informed.

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  • KMay 29, 2012 - 5:18 pm

    I am completely informed on what an abortion is and how it works. Thank you, you may keep your propaganda. My logic that you seemed not to understand was that I don’t deny you your right to be pro life, so don’t deny my right to be pro choice. I don’t advocate abortion as birth control. If you’re sexually active and aren’t trying to get pregnant you should be taking contraceptives and please, please, please, use condoms. I do because I have no interest in having children. If I were to defy the odds and get pregnant, abortion would be my first consideration. Because I’m not in a position to raise a child and I have no desire to raise one in anything short of the ideal environment. And that’s my choice, not yours. My choice doesn’t affect you so why should you get to take my choice away? Because you don’t like it? Your belief that abortion is wrong doesn’t offend me. You have the right to your beliefs .Your belief that you have the right to tell me, or any other woman that we don’t have a choice, that our bodies aren’t ours to decide over, offends me. And don’t worry, I’ll be careful not to own a puppy, because I’m pro choice I may rip it’s legs off and kill it. I’ll also be sure to never book a trip to Africa, because I’m pro choice. I may be suddenly struck with an uncontrollable urge to kidnap villagers and sell them into slavery.

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  • LoveMyCommunityMay 29, 2012 - 5:29 pm

    @K, well said. Better than I could. Except for the puppy part.....maybe just take the puppy to Africa and donate it to the Villagers? :)

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  • Wynette SillsMay 29, 2012 - 5:34 pm

    K, why don't you advocate abortion for birth control?

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  • Danny BuntinMay 29, 2012 - 6:03 pm

    Your going by the thumpers playbook. Any original thoughts you might like to share?

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  • Rick WoodMay 29, 2012 - 5:47 pm

    Well said, K. Aren't these labels interesting? They are designed to divide and mislead. It's not hard to figure who profits from that. Like you, I am pro-choice. But I'm also pro-life and anti-abortion. Who isn't? It's all a matter of degree--where you want the power of the state to intervene--and it's complicated, trying to find the balance of legitimate interests. Especially during a shouting match. If "pro-life" means criminalizing all abortions at any time during a pregnancy, then it's pretty clear that the vast majority of Americans are against it. But we can't be sure that's what in means, because so often we don't get a definition. I'm not sure whether that's beause the person using the label assumes we know what it means or is being intentionally vague. I assume the former. But it isn't so. When I say I'm "pro-life," what I mean is I value the sanctity of human life, and I'll include the unborn in that. I'm willing to put the power of the state behind that view to some degree. Just not all the way.

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  • KMay 29, 2012 - 11:06 pm

    That's a great point Rick. Being pro choice and running around aborting fetuses for the hell of it don’t go hand in hand. I’m not suggesting that every pregnant woman should abort abort abort but I believe in their right to do so if they choose to. I understand your point Annie and I know there is an immense amount of children in the social system, waiting for parents to adopt them. If I choose to not carry a fetus to term then I choose not to. Unfortunately I don’t think abortion is going to slow the flooding of children needing parents. It hasn’t yet. LoveMyCommunity has it right; this is a personal choice that should be left up to the individual. Oh, and puppies for everyone! :) And Wynette I don’t advocate abortion as birth control because that’s what birth control is for. Birth control is the preventative measure a responsible, mature person should be taking to protect themselves.

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  • artimusMay 30, 2012 - 12:08 pm

    What specific labels are you talking about Rick that divide?

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  • AnnieMay 29, 2012 - 9:19 pm

    What I'm not understanding is that you claim to not want to "raise a child" but yet have no interest in even caring for that child until it's born so it can bless one who cannot "raise their own child". No one is asking you to raise a child, only to not take away it's right to have a life outside of the one you choose not to provide.

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  • ArtimusMay 30, 2012 - 1:08 am

    Here is a little tid-bits of statistics of Abortions of little sweet babies terminated in the Uterus..K. Adolf Hitler’s reign of Holocaust in 12 years = about 11 million in total Many new parents do not know how much developed their child is already within their womb when they choose to abort. Since Roe v. Wade passed and made Abortion legal in 1973, over 54 million choices have been made that have resulted in the deaths of unborn children. Approximately 42 million abortions occur every year worldwide. Abortion killed 73 times more Americans than died in battle in our last 12 wars combined. To equal the average number of abortion deaths in one year, the terrorist attacks on the World Trade Center would have had to have been more than 400 times more lethal. Abortion worldwide kills more people every 2 months than the Holocaust did in 12 years. 48 million people equal approximately 16 percent of the current population of the United States. The number of people killed by abortions since 1973 exceed the current populations of each of the 50 states, including California. Almost 1 out of every 4 Americans babies are aborted.

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  • Rick WoodMay 30, 2012 - 10:52 am

    So is it the numbers that are important? Is there a reduced number of abortions (above zero) that you would find acceptable? The numbers are a product of what the law allows and what personal standards and circumstances permit or require. I would say we need to work on those things, and let the numbers will be what they are. There are certainly places in the world where abortion is overused as birth control. I think most Americans, myself included, have a problem with that. But we don't have much control over it.

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  • ArtimusMay 30, 2012 - 12:14 pm

    Rick, numbers sometimes show facts that cannot be disputed. But it seems that you are being fair in considering other factors.

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  • Danny BuntinMay 29, 2012 - 2:03 pm

    Nice fuzzy math Wynette. About 2/5 agree with you and your fake PRO LIFE slogan. Re read the study, and you will understand.

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  • Wynette SillsMay 29, 2012 - 3:46 pm

    umm, Danny, actually, the abortion industry is pretty worried about the "fuzzy math"... http://jezebel.com/Anti-abortion-rights/ Read the article and you will understand.

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  • Mr. PracticalMay 29, 2012 - 3:52 pm

    That's a fuzzy article.

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  • Danny BuntinMay 29, 2012 - 4:29 pm

    Here is one that we all can use. http://jezebel.com/5914012/how-to-pee-anywhere

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  • LoveMyCommunityMay 29, 2012 - 4:51 pm

    @Wynette, I would be careful also with your insinuations that because someone supports the right to make up their own minds, it equates to "brutally killing the weak and unwanted". You are rather quick to judge for someone who relies only on what confirms your own propaganda. People can't discuss these sorts of issues with folks like you, Wynette. You're not interested in hearing anything but what confirms your own beliefs. Y'all have a whole lot to say when the fetus is still in the womb, but nothing to say when mothers are on their 9th child, addicted to drugs, and living off the system.

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  • Wynette SillsMay 29, 2012 - 5:05 pm

    Love, it is very easy to be pro-"choice" , until you really think about exactly what this "choice" involves. Does that 9th child deserve the Death Penalty, just because her mother is poor and an addict? Do you support abortion beyond viability, the stage at which a fetus can live outside his/her mother's womb? Do you support killing girl babies via abortion for gender-selection, which is in the news today? I'm very interested in hearing your opinion.

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  • LoveMyCommunityMay 29, 2012 - 5:23 pm

    Wynette, I think you are asking something you already know the answer to - My point in bringing up the drug addicted mother with her 9th child is because these are the mothers I have seen - out selling their bodies for their next hit, and the price is another unwanted child that is not being properly cared for. And pro-life folks believe this is "God's will". The reality is that these women don't give these kids up for adoption - they are at home with the other kids, and the system is supporting them. What about these children's lives? Aren't they just as important? or do they cease being important once they are born? That is my problem with the pro-life 'movement'. I think it's a very noble cause to want to protect the life of an unborn child, if that is what you want to do, but THEN WHAT? So you pay the bills for the mother for a few months so she doesn't abort the fetus, AND THEN WHAT? That child takes 18+ years to grow and be completely dependent on the mother, and/or father. Every person's belief is different, and I don't take that away from you or anyone else. The bottom line is that it is every person's PERSONAL choice, not a stranger's, not a judge's, not society's. It's between the man, the woman, and THEIR God, if they choose to make it so. (IMO)

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  • Wynette SillsMay 29, 2012 - 5:46 pm

    Love, I am in a hurry to take my 16 year old former embryo to the spring sports banquet this evening, but to respond to your comments, killing is not the answer and yes, we should be helping women, children, families, all people .

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  • The SugarJarMay 29, 2012 - 6:29 pm

    Safe legal abortions are important for those who choose abortion. Making abortions illegal again will not eliminate them. Some will still seek them out, whatever their personal reason, and be subject to a much more unsafe procedure. We do not need to go back to that time period for those women who feel the need for an abortion. Putting energy, time, and money into supporting women in making the best choice for them--including help once the baby is born if that is their choice to have and keep the child--would likely be more productive in the long run then what we currently see with some folks who are instead working to make it illegal, unfunded, and so on. The making abortion difficult to get safely and legally will again kill women. And they don't deserve to die even if others don't agree with their choices.

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  • Mr. PracticalMay 29, 2012 - 6:39 pm

    Wynette, if Vann were to end up in the runoff with Garamendi who would you vote for?

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  • Gary KatocsMay 30, 2012 - 8:47 am

    @Sugar...Safe abortions?..Ain't safe for the baby..and sometimes they survive the procedure (late term murder) and are dispatched in a cruel and painful way outside of the womb..what a way to enter the world huh?..Yeah abortions with one exception should be illegal..Robbery is illegal..still have robberies..your argument just shows how self centered and selfish so many of us have become.

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  • CD BrooksMay 30, 2012 - 10:58 am

    The Sugar Jar's comment points out the hideous nature of back room abortion clinincs that thrive on poor and abused women. Nobody LIKES abortion but the current laws protect those that might otherwise have to seek those monsters out.

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  • Mr. PracticalMay 29, 2012 - 12:15 pm

    LMC, exactly!

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  • SavetheRepublicMay 30, 2012 - 9:29 am

    What does LMC mean?

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  • SavetheRepublicMay 27, 2012 - 1:48 pm

    @ Mr. Faison....How does the DR decide who to endorse? Is this just one person's opinon or the owner's opinion? There is no real "We report, you decide in any media outlet"? A better format would be to ask the candidates a series of questions and get their answers in writing and print this info. Again we see that MONEY is what gets people elected, not a passionate concern for the well being of your fellow citizens. LIBERALS AND DEMOCRATS WAKE UP -- You can't give away the goodies unless you can pay for them, it will crash the system for all of us. Both the DEMOCRAT LEADERSHIP and the REPUBLICAN LEADERSHIP are going along with the NEW WORLD ORDER. We need to pursue the Basic Assignment of Reforming the Federal Reserve please educate yourself about what the Federal Reserve really is. Start with this book............... Web of Debt by Ellen Brown DO SOMETHING RADICAL ! READ A BOOK.......MAKE AN EFFORT TO TRULY EDUCATE YOURSELF VOTE FOR RON PAUL

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  • rogerwilkoMay 27, 2012 - 2:08 pm

    The DR supports Republicans, check their history.

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  • Gary KatocsMay 30, 2012 - 9:07 am

    And God bless them for it...After all it's not the Daily Democracy is it?

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  • Sharon DashnerMay 27, 2012 - 8:31 pm

    Kim Who? All I hear about Ms Vann is that she has lots of money & she is endorsed by prominent Republicans; I see no substance! She has backed out of numerous debates & literally runs out of other events to keep from answering questions! RICK TUBBS is a man for ALL the people; when he speaks you believe that he will balance the budget, grow the economy with jobs, reform health care! In the Califiornia 3RD Congressional District VOTE RICK TUBBS for CONGRESS!

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  • JakeMay 27, 2012 - 9:54 pm

    The DR endorsing Kim is confusing... I know they heard about what happened at Woodland's Polytechnic Institute when Kim Vann decided to leave instead of answering a very simple question.. the reporter said "...But Vann chose not to answer and decided to take off. She owed students an answer, even if the question was from an adult..." I have seen all of the Candidates a few times and here are my conclusions: John Garamendi - Very nice, truly believes in his political views but is willing to stretch the truth to get them implemented. He has been a professional politician for 40 years and has greatly contributed to policies that I feel have harmed our nation. Joseph "Tony" Carlos - Another nice guy, seems to get confused between California and Federal Laws does the "ladies and gentlemen of the jury"-hands-on-hips stance a bit to often and makes him come across as a bit disingenuous. Add to that his 2 young children and busy work schedule as a prosecutor in Sutter County and Tony has not been able to campaign at all. No where in his home county will you see any mention of Tony Carlos, no signs, no mailers, no campaign events, and very few appearances at candidate forums. It really seems like it was a bad time for him to try and mount an effective campaign. Eugene Ray - Interesting fellow, sits a lot due to a disability, every so often will stand up to make a point. Good use of analogies in his speeches, though I feel he has unrealistic ideas how easy it would be to "get the other guys to see" his view of things. Every time I've heard him speak he always says "just give me 5 minutes and they'll come around". Rick Tubbs - An amazing public speaker, 23 year military vet, experience balancing multiple military budgets, great family.. His kids are extremely well mannered, and his wife, Kristy, is so full of life and love that it is infectious. Rick has a degree in mathematics which I think we can all agree will be a welcome change to the bulk of our current representatives that seem to need a calculator to figure out what 2+2 is. Rick has lain out a plan for not only balancing our budget, but also saving medicare, saving social security, repairing or immigration system, and the big one -paying off the National Debt. Even though his plan for the Debt will take 30 years, it is a refreshing approach to a problem that most only pay lip service to. A quick look at his website and you will see the groundswell of support -not only from organizations but from scores of Voters as well. Kim Vann- Kim has been a county supervisor in Clousa County for 6 years during that time in Colusa County home values have plummeted, unemployment has risen by over 19%, and they have never passed a balanced budget. on a more personal note; Kim makes my skin crawl she is one of those people that is fake and it bothers me. For example, at one event she came up and introduced herself to me 3 times in a 2 hour period, the second and third times when I told her my name, she asked me if I had lost weight. It may be silly but I have a hard time respecting someone that forgets who you are -literally- the second they walk away from you. I don't expect to be remembered for the rest of her life.. or even a couple of days later.. but come on. In a stark contrast, I had met John Garamendi at the NVHCC and then over a month later I saw him at a different event, even though he knew I was a Republican, he remembered my name and asked about my kids. I came to the realization that I could not support Kim because of the fact she seems to view voters as hurdles to get over so she can take a seat in D.C. I only wish Timothy Core had not dropped out of the race. He was young, inexperienced, and had next to no political connections or backing, but he was a great speaker and incredibly intelligent, not once could anyone stump him on a question, he brought a freshness to the Republican party that has been sorely lacking and he won support everytime he spoke. I was being torn between Tim and Rick and when Tim dropped out of the race and publicly endorsed Rick. I knew who I would be voting for. I was sad at the time, but since I have seen Tim step up with Rick and seen how hard he is working to get Rick elected. I saw Tim pounding in sign posts on the side of the road putting up a Rick Tubbs billboard and I stopped to ask him why he endorsed Rick and why he was working so hard to get him elected; drenched in sweat and a bit out of breath he said "Rick is the real deal. With all the fakes in DC I'll do whatever I can to get Rick elected". I have known quite a few politicians and candidates in my years, not once have I seen someone withdraw and then go pound sign posts for a former opponent. It speaks volumes for both Rick and Tim, first that Rick can inspire such loyalty in his opponent and second, that Tim can put his own ego aside for what he feels is the good of the nation. I stand with Rick and I believe he is what is best for our nation. I hope you will too.

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  • Jorge estradaMay 27, 2012 - 9:58 pm

    wow a real life ringer.

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  • SavetheRepublicMay 28, 2012 - 1:37 pm

    Thank you for these insightful comments, I agree

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  • Sharon DashnerMay 28, 2012 - 9:08 am

    Jake- Two thumbs up- you are right on!

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  • sgkMay 28, 2012 - 1:21 pm

    If Kim Vann goes to Congress instead of swearing to help the people in her district, she will sign the pledge to Grover Norquist to never raise taxes, or she will be primaried in the next election. What have the Republicans done to create more jobs? All they seem to worry about is taxes. So, where are the jobs after all these years of tax cuts? Trickle down theory does not work nor does austerity. The Republicans won't work with the other side as it is their way or the highway. Why do they run for office since they hate government to much? They win elections, but don't know how to govern, just obstruct.

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  • Gary KatocsMay 30, 2012 - 12:35 pm

    And the Dems have created so many jobs huh?...At least with the GOP you won't get a half billion dollar investment that creates 5 jobs then goes belly up.obama is not good at investing he's proven that and he's using taxpayer funds.A Republican like Mitt Romney is very good at investing,with 50-80% returns and more jobs created at Bain than obama has created for the whole country..and that said..listen up and learn something..it isn't gov't job to create jobs..although they seem to do a great job of creating government jobs..it's gov't's job to lay off all the useless public sector leeches and get out of the way of the private sector that DOES create jobs..obama is way in over his little brussel sprout w/ears head...Can't get enough of you basement brains that want to pay more taxes..do you?..Since when does taxing businesses up one side and down the other and burden them with Regs create jobs?

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  • Danny BuntinMay 30, 2012 - 4:03 pm

    No, you will get a war. Correct that, you will get a unfunded war. But back then, deficits did not matter. Your really going to go there with Bain? They made a movie about this type of management in the 80's, it was called Wall Street. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=reiq4lEvnEw

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  • dexter fowlerMay 28, 2012 - 1:46 pm

    I would not vote for Kim Vann, I get about 2-3 pieces of mail from her a a week and I looked up the permit online she gets this done in IOWA!!!! She does not even support a California business. I would never vote for her. Its bad enough our Fairfield politicians don't support Fairfield businesses but for her to not even get her mailings done in California is a joke!

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  • TomMay 29, 2012 - 12:22 am

    This is a critical moment in our newly re-designated 3rd district. There are a lot of important issues that will impact the lives of many in our community. Issues such as keeping education costs down and accessibility to all seeking higher education open; making sure we avoid privatizing medicare and preserving social security; demanding that our veterans have availability to education, job training, healthcare, and housing for these heroes; and invest in our infrastructure -- which will benefit our middle class. As a resident of Suisun City for the last 25 years, I know the only one leader we can count on to facilitate these issues is John Garamendi. I hope my fellow readers will reevaluate the claims made from this article and make an informed decision on June 5th and in the upcoming general election.

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  • FDCMay 29, 2012 - 6:10 am

    Come on, Tom. Wake up! John Garamendi is just another recycled Democrat hack politician; Pelosi's lap dog, Miller's gofer. He is utterly without any redeeming qualities other than his hair is always in place and he toes the Democrat line unfailingly. Rick Tubbs is the real deal, a change in direction we desperately need in these times!

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  • Wise_WomanMay 29, 2012 - 10:04 pm

    @K If something is wrong, then it is wrong in every situation. There is NO circumstance that would justify murdering a two year old. A zygote, blastocyst, embryo, fetus, newborn, etc. are all just different names for stages of development of a human being. To suit our convenience, we have arbitrarily decided that the unborn, right up until labor begins, have NO right to our protection. Birth is an arbitrary dividing line, imho. Let the baby be adopted out, not destroyed for the sake of convenience.

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  • V MMay 30, 2012 - 9:50 am

    So if the woman was vicisiously attacked (ganged raped) and now finds herself pregnant, you want her to be all upbeat about the baby that is inside of her for the next 9 months, go diligently to the doctors for checkups, take her vitamins like she planned this pregnancy or even wanted to be pregnant, and her husband must stand by and watch another mans child grow inside of his wifes body, be supportive when she is going through so many mood changes, some hormonal and some just trying to deal with the fact this child is a product of a rape. A constant reminder for 9 months, how many of you would really want to do that or have a loved one do that, I don't know many.

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  • Gary KatocsMay 30, 2012 - 12:23 pm

    Like it's the child's fault..in cases such as you describe...the "morning after" pill would seem to be appropriate...although I would hope that the victim wouldn't wait that long...then you have other considerations..what if the victim was kidnapped,imprisoned ala Elizabeth Smart..she's taking care of her kids fathered by that monster that abducted her..You act as if a person's "feelings" or alienations are as important as an innocent human life..like I wrote before self centered and selfish..people faced with these terrible things would have to reach down deep and it's easy for me to sit here and type that..but it can be done..a young wisp of a girl named Elizabeth showed you that.

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  • V MMay 30, 2012 - 1:57 pm

    Elizabeth was brained washed she started believing she cared for the horrible monster. Yes it is easy for you to sit there because it is never a choice that you will have to make, only a woman truly has to deal with that situation. As for a victim of such a terrible act, as you know most attacks are not reported and most women do not seek treatment because they are so ashamed and afraid of what people might say, blame them etc.... A person feelings are important because if you can not see taking care of yourself for those 9 months so this child can come into the world healthy then both you and the child have some serious problems. Until a man has to carry that child inside of him for 9 months he has no room to call a woman self centered or selfish, because he will never know what that woman is going through. Just my two cents....

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  • Gary KatocsMay 30, 2012 - 4:31 pm

    Brainwashed but still kept the kids huh?..Guy must have been some washer..CIA could use him...I said I had it easy..so drop the martyr message...that blame thing is a bit passe..,I would hope any woman would in this day and age be passed that Victorian mind set..BTW it's rare but men DO get pregnant...Buntin?..Any way you have points..thanks for the discourse.

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  • Gary KatocsMay 30, 2012 - 12:54 am

    @Wynette..my as well forget it you ARE talking to people who would pull the legs off puppies...when these cretins were born the Doctor should have slapped their mothers..and BTW probably the only thing that's going on in K's uterus is a nasty infection..she sounds about as maternal as a Black Widow Spider.

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  • KMay 30, 2012 - 8:52 am

    Name calling and insults don't make your point. But for fun let’s rack up a tally. I'm a puppy killing, slave driving, evil back widow with an infected uterus. Mothers, lock up your sons! Your comments seem less like debate and opinion Gary and more like angry bullying. A conversation cannot continue when one side rejects logical thought in favor of angry accusations.

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  • Mr. PracticalMay 30, 2012 - 9:38 am

    K, you sound like my kind of gal!

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  • SavetheRepublicMay 30, 2012 - 9:42 am

    So what does LMC mean?

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  • LoveMyCommunityMay 30, 2012 - 11:12 am

    LMC=LoveMyCommunity. @K, you can date my son anytime. You sound like a responsible, thoughtful, logical, respectful, compassionate woman. People resort to bullying and name calling when they aren't getting their way.......

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  • Gary KatocsMay 30, 2012 - 9:57 am

    Bring condoms

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  • V MMay 30, 2012 - 9:53 am

    @K it is a lost cause trying to get that man not to resort to name calling or insults. It is best just to ignore him.

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  • Gary KatocsMay 30, 2012 - 10:15 am

    Just like that bloody thing in the pan

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  • Rick WoodMay 30, 2012 - 10:38 am

    Who? ;-)

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  • Gary KatocsMay 30, 2012 - 12:57 pm

    Don't know..probably never had a name..at least you didn't say "what"?

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  • Gary KatocsMay 30, 2012 - 10:12 am

    Oh I don't know..seems that's what Dems and Republicans do all the time..I can get abrasive I know..but once I was pro-choice and my mantra was "if you don't like abortions don't have one"..I changed..Your uterus is yours until it becomes the home of someone else..I notice you say "fetus" why?.You can't say Baby?..I know I won't be changing and minds or any sensibilitiesm.that must come from within you like it did with me..Caustic comments you know where I stand..unlike Rick Wood who is Pro-choice,but is pro-life and against abortion"????.and you say "Great point Rick"...which point?..he made 3 conflicting ones..

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  • ArtimusMay 30, 2012 - 1:24 am

    Wynette; you speak and have expressed yourself so well but you have people who accuse you of the very thing that they are guilty of by trying to turn the tables in order to validate their own claims. They jump all over the place in trying to avoid the simple issue of a little human being. They argue about everything under the sun and they accuse of forcing your religion, they accuse you of propaganda, they accuse you of being blind, they accuse you of not listening but in the end it is them that they ignore that little sweet baby that has a heart beat and can feel when it is being mutilated inside. My question to those who are so called Pro-Choice; why not advocate also Pro-Termination of that child even after the child is born? After all it is your body and it is your child.

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  • KMay 30, 2012 - 8:59 am

    "why not advocate also Pro-Termination of that child even after the child is born? After all it is your body and it is your child." This question was posed only to incite outrage and you already know the answer.

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  • Gary KatocsMay 30, 2012 - 10:46 am

    Like I said..Artie was "wiggy" saying that..but point made..both are murder plain and simple..just one is sanctioned by an unfortunate law sanctioning a crime perpetrated on a victim without voice or representation..save for the Pro-Life movement which will never go away...

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  • ArtimusMay 30, 2012 - 12:21 pm

    K…I am following your own logic regarding that it is your body. You advocate that it is ok to terminate a child because it’s your own body. The extension to that is the child has come out of your own body and thus it belongs to you and you should have the sole choice of whether that child continues to live or not. What is the difference between a couple of inches in your body versus outside? I am not trying to solicit any rage as you claim but following your own logic; why stop there?

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  • Gary KatocsMay 30, 2012 - 1:38 am

    @K..who hopefully is well beyond menopause..What you call birth control.pills,contraceptives,Kirchubels picture on your nightstand etc is actually PREGNANCY control..say it slow it's 3 syllables but I have faith in you...Abortion is birth control..and it's killing by any definition..if it's done to save a mother's life then it's justifiable homicide..but homocide none the less..you can rationalize,you can marginalize..,but the taking of a baby's life is beyond evil..

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  • Gary KatocsMay 30, 2012 - 1:43 am

    @K...who is hopefully well beyond menopause..what you call birth control..pills,contraceptives,Kirchubel's picture on bed table etc. is actually pregnancy control..say it slow..it's 3 syllables but I have faith in you...Abortion is birth control..and it's the taking of a life by any definition..you can rationalize,you can marginalize..but the taking of a baby's life is beyond evil...

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  • Gary KatocsMay 30, 2012 - 1:55 am

    @Artimus...Exactly why this country was founded as a Republic and not a simple majority Democracy..the rights of the minority in a Republic are considered..Our founders were escaping the "majority" and were very sensitive to this..BTW..I would back off of saying abortion is OK after the child is born..I know what you're trying to say..but that's a little wiggy

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  • JakeMay 30, 2012 - 9:42 am

    Since this thread has become about Abortion Laws instead of the upcoming election I think it is important to remember what Roe v. Wade means. When you see something titled (party) v. (party) that means it was a court case. Roe v. Wade was a SCOTUS case. Being a SCOTUS case only the SCOTUS and reverse the ruling. The reason I had brought up the fact she walked out on the question of if she was pro choice/life was not to fire the first volley of discussion on which side of the debate is correct. It was to point out that SHE RAN FROM THE QUESTION! For further understanding:: from a policy stance it really doesn't matter if the person we vote for is pro-choice or not because members of Congress will NEVER vote on a bill banning abortion, they no longer have that power. The only time it MIGHT make a difference is if there is a constitutional amendment that would ban abortion, and there won't be. Adding an amendment to the US Constitution is almost as easy as a High School dropout passing the bar and becoming lawyer that has the ability to charge $1000 per hour. It is possible, but not likely. If we look at the ERA (equal rights amendment) which said "Equality of rights under the law shall not be denied or abridged by the United States or by any State on account of sex." It was written in the 1920's, put before a vote in 1972, passed by both houses of congress, and failed to get ratified by the states. Ultimately it died out in 1982 due to a ratification expiry date written into the proposed amendment. the ERA was not considered a controversial amendment at the time. Then we look at the most recent amendment to the US Constitution, the 27th. "Prevents laws affecting Congressional salary from taking effect until the beginning of the next session of Congress". Basically says that if Congress votes themselves a raise it won't go into affect until after the next session of Congress. That one not only doesn't sound controversial, it sounds down right logical. That amendment was introduced in 1789 but was not ratified until 1992 (203 years later) What this election is about is who will work FOR the people, on THEIR behalf. Do you want an establishment politician that owes so much to so many that she will become a vote-a-like machine for the Republicans, just as John Garamendi is a Vote-a-like machine for the democrats (voted a long party lines 98% of the time) or do you want some one that will actually look at what he is voting for instead of voting the way he is told by party leadership? Some one who will make up his own mind(Rick)? or a drone being piloted by the establishment right/left (Kim and John)? Some one who has balanced multiple government budgets(Rick), some one that gets happy about almost balancing a government budget(Kim), or someone that thinks the President should go around Congress and arbitrarily raise the debt limit(John)? The choices may get muddied by the the things we care about passionately but we need to look at the actual areas wherein the offices of the people we elect have their purview. Members of the House of Representatives control the budget and spending of the United States of America. I want someone that knows how to do that job.

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  • SavetheRepublicMay 30, 2012 - 9:47 am

    Very Excellent !

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  • Gary KatocsMay 30, 2012 - 12:50 pm

    @CD Brooks..Bottom line hospital or hotel room...dead baby..no one forces a woman to have an abortion....If it was illegal.(I know that's a hard word for you liberals to understand..than any efforts to skirt that as of now non existent law would also be illegal and consequences that could follow would have to be dealt with.

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  • CD BrooksMay 30, 2012 - 12:56 pm

    Hey Gary, with all due respect, women force themselves into or choose abortion for their own reasons. I cannot imagine the turmoil and physical torture they have to endure and it is a life-long choice. But if it must be done in any case, I prefer it is done under a doctor's care.

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  • Gary KatocsMay 30, 2012 - 1:01 pm

    Well CD Brooks...you're really pissing me off..but I can't think of one word that you just posted that I disagree with..stop it OK?

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  • CD BrooksMay 30, 2012 - 1:05 pm

    HA! HA! Sorry, just trying a new approach. Hope life is going well for you! Now, get after me on my other post! :)

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  • Mr. PracticalMay 30, 2012 - 5:19 pm

    Can we no longer reply to a specific comment?

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  • G-ManMay 31, 2012 - 3:55 am

    We'll call you Charley "Bird" Brooks...my wife makes a great chicken Frangelica..recipe should be anywhere but it's a chicken breast sauteed or baked with a frangelica cream sauce...Mags adds roasted pistachios to the bird..extra sauce?..you bet..whipped taters no lumps with gravy..I'd go to KFC for that...just glad I don't have to.

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  • SavetheRepublicMay 31, 2012 - 10:23 am

    @ Mr. Faison Also we can no longer self censor lewd or inappropriate comments ? ie....no more Report Abusive Comment?

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    Silent Weapons for Quiet Wars http://www.lawfulpath.com/ref/sw4qw/ The Political Structure of a Nation - Dependency The primary reason why the individual citizens of a country create a political structure is a subconscious wish or desire to perpetuate their own dependency relationship of childhood. Simply put, they want a human god to eliminate all risk from their life, pat them on the head, kiss their bruises, put a chicken on every dinner table, clothe their bodies, tuck them into bed at night, and tell them that everything will be alright when they wake up in the morning. This public demand is incredible, so the human god, the politician, meets incredibility with incredibility by promising the world and delivering nothing. So who is the bigger liar? the public? or the "godfather"? This public behavior is surrender born of fear, laziness, and expediency. It is the basis of the welfare state as a strategic weapon, useful against a disgusting public.

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Pro-Russian rebels lower demands in peace talks

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US helicopter crashes in Gulf of Aden; all rescued

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Opinion

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Living

Community Calendar: Sept. 2, 2014

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Entertainment

Inquiries begin into nude celebrity photo leaks

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‘Guardians’ tops Labor Day, summer box office

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TVGrid

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Sports

Kirk rallies to win the Deutsche Bank

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Rockies top Giants after losing end of suspended game

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Dunn homers in 1st at-bat as A’s top Mariners

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Right guard Boone passes physical, rejoins 49ers

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Raiders name rookie Derek Carr as starting QB

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Armijo beats Vanden 2-0 to claim All-City boys soccer title

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Armed with new deal, Chiefs’ Smith looks forward

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Column: Stewart’s Chase status doesn’t matter

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Raiders ink CB Dowling, 9 others to practice squad

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Serena Williams, Djokovic roll to US Open quarters

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Houston Astros fire manager Bo Porter

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Hamels, 3 Phillies relievers no-hit Braves

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Business

Markets drift as Wall Street has day off

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Austerity debate flares as Europe recovery fades

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Civil disobedience expected in fast-food pay fight

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Obituaries

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Comics

Beetle Bailey Sept 2

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Zits Sept 2

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Wizard of Id Sept 2

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Sally Forth Sept 2

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Bridge Sept 2

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Blondie Sept 2

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Rose is Rose Sept 2

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Get Fuzzy Sept 2

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Sudoku Sept 2

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B.C. Sept 2

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Baldo Sept 2

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Frank and Ernest Sept 2

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Crossword Sept 2

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Dilbert Sept 2

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For Better or Worse Sept 2

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Peanuts Sept 2

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Cryptoquote Sept 2

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Garfield Sept 2

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Word Sleuth Sept 2

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