Henry Payne by Henry Payne

Henry Payne

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  1. Respectful Troll

    Respectful Troll said, about 3 years ago

    I’m suddenly remembering a man who was talking abrasively to a woman and the woman’s dog pee’d on his leg. He resisted the obvious urge he had to kick the dog and stormed off cursing. As he left earshot she whispered to a friend, “He deserved that.”
    If Mr. Obama is involved in the AP or the IRS scandal, it will be very appropriate for his ‘lap dog’ to turn on him likewise.
    However, unlike too many commentators, I am willing to wait for the legal wheels to turn and for the results that are found.
    In a Civil society, people are assumed innocent until proven guilty. Acting only on opinion belongs to mobs, not a civil society.
    Respectfully,
    C.

  2. narrowminded

    narrowminded said, about 3 years ago

    @Respectful Troll

    This is not(so far) a criminal case. This is a malfeasance case(as of yet). Public servants must be held to a much higher standard of conduct than private citizens. The hypocrisy is that banks and corporations are highly regulated while,politicians seem to be able to do whatever they please. Should be the other way around.

  3. Respectful Troll

    Respectful Troll said, about 3 years ago

    @narrowminded

    It is good to have an opportunity to agree with you, sir. This may be the first time, but I hope it won’t be the last.
    Thank you for the quality and tone of your comment.
    Sincerely,
    C.

  4. wmconelly

    wmconelly said, about 3 years ago

    Hmmm. Where does Big Bad Government come from?
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    A mass poisoning of 105 patients treated with an untested medication spurred Congress to empower the US Food and Drug Administration to monitor drug safety. This was 1937, and the so-called Elixir Tragedy.
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    The Friendly Finger of the Free Market doesn’t point toward Favorable Fortune all the time. Just sayin’.

  5. jack75287

    jack75287 said, about 3 years ago

    Yes and who else.

  6. I Play One On TV

    I Play One On TV said, about 3 years ago

    It is interesting to note that the news industry is experiencing the same problems as the music industry, for the same reason: almost all media outlets are now owned by a very few people, and they tell us what they think we should hear. There are alternative outlets becoming available, which is valuable to musicians, but not for news. News doesn’t pay much, and to do it right sometimes involves physical danger. So we mostly get the “Where-it’s-Happy” news team, which breaks every so often so 5 people can talk at one time on split-screen about Jodi Arias. The alternatives are mostly: “I am giving you more reasons to hate whatever/whoever you already hate”. Do you think this has to do with why we fight amongst ourselves, rather than demanding better from our “representatives”?

  7. Gresch

    Gresch said, about 3 years ago

    They think they’ve found the new Messiah,
    And they’ll hurt you when they find they’re wrong.

    JCSS (Tim Rice)

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