Tuesday, February 15, 2005

Newsday Letters To The Editor - Part 3

Newsday continues to be Long Island's leading anti-everything liberal rag. The only objective part of this newspaper are the coupons and the reporters who are imbedded with some troops in Iraq. The imbedded reporters have a blog, which you can check out here.

I have now added a new feature, the conspiracy-meter. Titles colored green represents low levels of conspiracy theorem, Yellow is for mid-level, Orange represents the next level, and Red is for the most absurd levels of conspiracy theory. The Red entries also get awarded an official Aluminum Foil Deflector Beanie.

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'Mallard' on Rice
The comic strip "Mallard Fillmore" on Feb. 7 made reference to critics of Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice, "Thanks for showing your true colors when you questioned my ability . . . in terms oft employed by sad bigots."

Why shouldn't people criticize Rice? She has done an abymsal job. As Americans, we have the right to criticize our leaders when they do a bad job. This is not a gulag, after all, in which such criticism would be punishable. Also, playing the race card - that is, one cannot criticize her without being called a bigot - is pretty pathetic."Mallard Fillmore" is bemoaning the First Amendment right of Americans to criticize while enjoying that same protection of free speech in its extremely partisan, often dishonest, right-wing commentary. Just as egregious is
"Fillmore's" inference that, by criticizing the administration, one is not being "true blue" and loyal. Get real; this is still America.

Miriam Chua - Huntington

Re" Bush plan for your benefits" [News, Feb. 3]:
Once again, President George W. Bush is creating a crisis to further his agenda intended to help the rich get richer. As he did with the phantom weapons of mass destruction, Bush is attempting to strike fear into the hearts of Americans by painting a bleak picture of their future. There is no impending crisis regarding the future of Social Security.

According to the Social Security Administration itself, the system can meet 100 percent of its obligations for the next 37 years. As long as the American public allows itself to be misguided by fear, our president will continue to promote his self-serving agendas.
Douglas Dittko - Manorville

Bush and steroids
Jose Canseco's assertion that George W. Bush must have been aware of steroid use during his tenure as the owner of the Texas Rangers baseball team may go far in explaining Bush's foreign policy ["Dubya: No way, Jose" [Sports, Jan. 8]. From a National Institutes of Health article: "Steroids may provoke manic symptoms, such as aggression, euphoria, grandiose beliefs, and reckless behavior." Perhaps Bush is suffering from 'roid rage.
Arthur Aaronson - Brooklyn


Dems can't move to right
The Democrats cannot give in to the pressure to move to the right. This anti-worker, anti-poor, anti-adult life administration will continue to push people to the left and we should be there when it happens. (Editors note: for this push to the left please see the 1996,2000,2002, and 2004 election results...coming soon 2006 and 2008, the writer must be holding the results upside down...also note the use of the term "anti-adult life" what about being pro-baby life?)
TonyPalladino - Glendale