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proud2BlibKansan Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-24-05 11:35 PM
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Great LTTE from a Republican
Page 87 of the bipartisan 9/11 commission report, under the subtitle The National Security Agency, states:

The law required the NSA to not deliberately collect data on U.S. citizens or on persons in the United States without a warrant based on foreign intelligence requirements.

There is no ambiguity in this statement or in the law.

George W. Bush is the chief executive officer of the United States, sworn to abide by and enforce all laws. He does not have the authority to pick and choose.

I have never voted anything but Republican my entire adult life. This president confessed to his crime. He has unquestionably broken the law.

This Republican president must be impeached by his Republican Congress if we are to remain a country governed by law.
His self-admitted acts are a far worse abuse of power than President Richard Nixons cover-up of the Watergate break-in or President Bill Clintons lying under oath about sex.

9/11 cannot remain the presidents excuse for everything evil.

Bernard F. Kennetz Jr.
Nixa, Mo.

http://blogs.kansascity.com/unfettered_letters/
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rzemanfl Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-24-05 11:47 PM
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1. A sane Republican who respects the Consitution and laws of
Edited on Sat Dec-24-05 11:54 PM by rzemanfl
his country? It has got to be Christmas or something! On edit, NOT SO FAST. I googled this guy, who is an M.D. and a fairly prolific LTE writer. I am too tired and it is too late for me to read all he has written, but I would certainly withhold nominating him for sainthood until morning.
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proud2BlibKansan Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-24-05 11:57 PM
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4. I don't care who he is
It'a a great letter.
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rzemanfl Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-24-05 11:58 PM
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7. Agreed. As to this letter. n/t
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rzemanfl Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Dec-25-05 08:04 AM
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17. He has a website for his opinions:
http://www.ozarksvoices.com/index.html

Betcha one of my Xmas presents you don't agree with everything he says.
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Fovea Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Dec-25-05 09:35 AM
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21. Of course I won't
He's a Republican.
But it sounds like he wants to save his party
from criminal oblivion, and I would do the same thing in his place.

No matter what else he's written, this LTTE
is doubly effective coming from a MO republican.
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proud2BlibKansan Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Dec-25-05 01:07 PM
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23. Ain't that the truth
And a Republican from SW Missouri, no less. That's Blunt country, megachurch central, conservative heaven. BRANSON central. Need I say more? LOL
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proud2BlibKansan Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Dec-25-05 01:05 PM
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22. I don't care
I like this letter.
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proud patriot Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-24-05 11:51 PM
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2. I hope the republicans can get their party back
so we can go back to debating the way we used too.
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Mr_Spock Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-24-05 11:53 PM
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3. This is how all Republicans should feel.
Your "team" is all well and good - until they break the law...
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rzemanfl Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-24-05 11:57 PM
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5. See above, check this guy out before you get all warm and
fuzzy about him. I have got to go to bed, it's some big holiday in the morning.
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Mr_Spock Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Dec-25-05 12:11 AM
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10. I don't give to shit's if he's a new man or not...
The sentiment is what counts - other Republicans will read that letter and THINK. Wrapping gifts as we speak :D
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rzemanfl Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Dec-25-05 07:34 AM
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14. You are making two assumptions that are unwarranted. The
first being that Republicans read, the second that they think. Nonetheless, this is an excellent letter. Were you literally using voice-to-text last night?

When I have a little more coffee I will continue to check this guy out. I guess my point is that someone can be right about one thing but wrong about alien abductions or whatever and lose the credibility they might otherwise have.
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Mr_Spock Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Dec-25-05 08:31 AM
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19. Hehe - well, if they don't read, this guy's relevation is meaningless
They obviously read - thinking is something I'm still wondering about. I almost changed it to "as I type" but I liked the way it sounded. I didn't see the "two" typo until this morning.
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proud2BlibKansan Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Dec-25-05 01:08 PM
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24. I am not as concerned about his credibility as I am about
his sentiments in this ONE letter. That's enough for me.
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hwmnbn Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-24-05 11:57 PM
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6. I love it when freepers awaken to the light.......
This guy may be like the canary in the coal mine. His attitude may be what more and more straight-up republicans are beginning to sense. Their basis for feeling morally superior has been destroyed by the chimp's actions and record. They can't honestly hide that fact anymore.

I have to admit I can demonize republicans very easily. But I have to hope their allegiance to this country is more than just lip service. The personal greed that drives most republicans has to stop somewhere.
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babylonsister Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Dec-25-05 12:05 AM
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9. I have two repug brothers, and it has nothing to do with
personal greed on their part, but blind allegiance. That makes it even more scary.
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Erika Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Dec-25-05 12:04 AM
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8. Many of us respect the Constitution which W scorns
and calls only a God damned piece of paper. Americans are waking up.
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Norwood Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Dec-25-05 12:13 AM
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11. These are the Republicans I can actually have some respect for
We will not agree on many things, but the Country comes before the party. They need to take their party back badly, the blind loyalty that most Republicans show is just plain scary it really is!

I feel encouraged when I read something like this, it reinforces my belief that there is still hope left.
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rzemanfl Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Dec-25-05 08:32 AM
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20. See his website and view his overall philosphy:
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lonestarnot Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Dec-25-05 12:37 AM
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12. There you go #5 K&R!
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proud2BlibKansan Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Dec-25-05 01:10 PM
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25. Cool deal
Thanks Lonestarnot.

Merry Christmas! :hi:
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lonestarnot Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Dec-25-05 06:55 PM
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29. Merry Christmas proud2Blib!
Edited on Sun Dec-25-05 06:55 PM by lonestarnot
:wave: :hi:
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Senator Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Dec-25-05 02:56 AM
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13. Could be dawning on them they have 2 options: Pres Hastert or Pres Pelosi
and if not, we can sure put it to them this way.

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www.january6th.org
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WritingIsMyReligion Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Dec-25-05 07:41 AM
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15. Now THAT Is the type of Republican I can respect.
Not these fear-mongering, hate-mongering, war-mongering, misogynist, racist, "let-me-shove-my-religion-down-your-throat" neocons who seem to have hijacked the GOP.
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rzemanfl Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Dec-25-05 08:30 AM
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18. See post below, visit his website and see where you think he
fits into the scheme of things.
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rzemanfl Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Dec-25-05 07:58 AM
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16. Just so you know, unless there are two people with the same
name in Missouri, this man has his own website called "Real Voices of the Ozarks" http://www.ozarksvoices.com/index.html

Interesting reading unless you might have something better to do on December 25th. He appears to be anti-abortion ("killing babies"), anti-affirmative action, anti-Iraq War and said the Clinton Administration was "eight long years" of "depravity."

None of this detracts from the cogent arguments expressed within the four corners of this LTE.
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proud2BlibKansan Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Dec-25-05 01:11 PM
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26. Let's just focus on this ONE letter, shall we?
It's a big step.
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proud2BlibKansan Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Dec-25-05 02:03 PM
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27. Just so you know,
SW MO is as red as red can be. Redder than Kansas. So this letter is pretty hugh. I'm series. :)
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Justice Is Comin Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Dec-25-05 02:27 PM
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28. Yes it's grate1111!
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