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McLoughlin column helped perpetuate Southern stereotypes I chuckled my way through John McLoughlin’s Oct. 5 column, “Honey Boo Boo, Cable Star.” I have never seen the show to judge for myself, but his comments are in line with other [things] I have read in the print media. In Mr. Loughlin’s column, the words “Mississippi” and “disdain” appear in the same sentence; therefore, before I make my comments I need to introduce myself. I am a ...


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Fritzdawg
October 13, 2012
12:31 a.m.

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Pat Bruschetti:
Mr. Romney appears to think that it is OK to ignore the rules"

It's unconsionable that he was never called out for cheating by bringing notes.
So much for the whole neocon "teleprompter dependant" mantra.

"No props, notes, charts, diagrams, or other writings or other tangible things may be brought into the debate by any candidate."

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GQZ5_qdHL...

There was already writing paper on the lectern, so I don't want to see anybody try to justify it, or make lame excuses for him.

janesjoys
October 13, 2012
3:24 a.m.

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Fritzdawg: Not a Romney fan, but I believe it was determined that he brought a handkerchief from his pocket, not note cards. After all, if you are not going to present any facts, you really don't need any notes.

wmarincic
October 13, 2012
7:14 a.m.

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Pat Bruschetti
It is a fact that Obama had more than four minutes of speaking time than Romney did. Fritzdawg, just as Romney told Obama that night, "you can't make up your own facts"

wmarincic
October 13, 2012
7:18 a.m.

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Peter Frank,

lung cancer kills more people than breast and prstate cancer combined but gets only about 1/3 off the funding. After seeing my wife die last week and having time to reflect I believe there is a cure but cancer is such a big business that they don't want the cure because they can't make the money on it.

cfield
October 13, 2012
10:41 a.m.

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To all regarding the debate--
Obama's 4 minute advantage in speaking time. Reason never got to the point of the questions asked.President steered away from the questions and talked about nonsense.
Never once did he mention his "Mother" why is that? Or if my memory is correct even his father....WHY?

bostonredsoxfan
October 13, 2012
4:13 p.m.

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@wmarincic- I'm sorry for your loss. I think that perhaps there is still a belief that most lung cancer cases are due to smoking, and therefore somewhat self-induced. Many, many people, of course, die from lung cancer who never smoked in their lives, but I think that the smoking connection shapes some people's view of the disease.

bostonredsoxfan
October 13, 2012
4:13 p.m.

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@cfeld- He didn't mention his dog, either. Maybe it's because none of that had anything to do with being President of the United States.

Will1960
October 13, 2012
5:31 p.m.

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Peter Frank,

Your letter encompasses a message that needs to be heard. Your choice of words were eloquently stated and conveyed the frustration that many of us feel, but never bother to take the time to write a letter to the editor. However, this particular cancer never seemed to capture the attention of the media, which you pointed out so well. Good job!

Fritzdawg
October 13, 2012
6:06 p.m.

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wmarincic: Sorry for your loss, and yes, there is more money to be made by not curing things.
That's just one of the many problems that is encountered when health care is considered as business, and not a basic human right.

wmarincic
October 14, 2012
6:32 a.m.

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Fritzdawg, thank you and bostonredsoxfan for the condolences. What about Canada and Europe, they have socialized medicine and offer no cure.

SnowGrinch
October 14, 2012
9:42 a.m.

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The Cure for 90% of lung cancer is DON'T SMOKE.

seawitch1313
October 14, 2012
9:45 a.m.

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wmarincic,
So very sorry to hear of your loss :(
I know many people feel the same as you do. Cancer IS big business, and big bucks.

seawitch1313
October 14, 2012
9:56 a.m.

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Anna S. Hershey,
Both my parents were born and raised in the Carolina's. And I swear, every time the commercial comes on for "Honey Boo Boo" they roll in their ashes, and I can hear my Mothers voice saying "trashy, just trashy!". Hopefully, people that watch the show
( I cant bring myself to do it, it makes me cringe) know they play off the stereotypical Redneck, actually more Hillbilly IMO, to the max for ratings. It is in no way a reflection of true and proud southerners.
As for rednecks, Mr. McLoughlin, Y'all need to step out of your comfort zone and visit some upstate towns :)

wmarincic
October 14, 2012
11:47 a.m.

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snowgrinch, now if only we could fix stupid we would no longer have to read your posts.

Fritzdawg
October 14, 2012
1:19 p.m.

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wmarincic: True, Canada and Europe offer no cure, but the disease doesn't bankrupt you as well.
Maybe if we put more of our efforts into honest research, and less into nonsense and waste, we might have a cure.
Though as stated earlier, they make more money by keeping us sick.

wmarincic
October 14, 2012
7:25 p.m.

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I agree fritzdawg, what really got me was the doctors, they gave me no information and I feel that they convinced me to give my wife chemo for the lung cancer while knowing that it would be the cancer that mastecised to her brain that would take her.

By doing this I feel that they made my wife much weaker and sick for five out of the seven months she lived after the diagnosis. I believe that even if she did not survive longer that she would have had a much better quality of life during her remaining time.

If I took anything away from this I would tell people to without a doubt get a second or even third opinion and find an oncologist that will explain everything to you.

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