Sound off for Aug. 11, 2013
Last week, guest columnist Earl Heal called columnist Mike Kirchubel “an embarrassment” to the Daily Republic and said he should be replaced.
Here are some reactions to that column from our website:
- Taking Mr. Heal’s advice, I recommend you remove Murray Bass, Bud Stevenson, Bill O’Reilly, Thomas Sowell, Ruben Navarrette and Star Parker for their slanted political views that rarely come with evidence to substantiate anything other than the Republican conservative point of view.
- Often wrong but never in doubt (or how I learned to love Mike Kirchubel’s columns) It took a while but I have learned to appreciate Mr. K’s columns, haven’t you? Are you, as well as I, amused to observe the absoluteness of Mr. K’s convictions? I wish I could be so sure of myself and of the correctness of my opinions and political views. You have to give Mr. K credit because he is actually a competent writer and skilled propagandist; a bit misdirective perhaps, but convincing.
- I think Earl is on to something! In a perfect world, it’d be an improvement to replace Kirchubel with another liberal socialist that actually could make some sense, but it is what it is. My solution would be to stop reading his liberal, socialist, untenable drivel. I started reading his articles 100 percent but now down to about 30 percent with room to go.
- I’m having a hard time following Mr. Heal’s argument. How does what he say “obviously disprove” Mike’s statement that Greenspan refused to let the Fed write regulations it was authorized and expected to write on mortgage loans? Greenspan was a no-regulation zealot–unjustifiably so, as he and we now know. As for Mr. Heal’s counterpoint, which does nothing to disprove Mike’s statement, Congress doesn’t write regulations; it enacts laws and executive agencies write the regulations to implement those laws.