Elephant Ears

This blog is dedicated to the political happenings in the Valley and Southwest Virginia. As the the name implies, this blog will have posts based on what is heard by this elephant's (GOPer's) ears. It is also a great treat to get while at the county fair or a carnival.

Friday, October 21, 2005

DNR Letter to the Editor

I saw this on the DNR today and had to share it with you all. The link is here.
Would someone from Cville please explain to me what this woman said. As a lowly uncultured conservative Hokie, this letter makes no sense to me. All I got was that this woman was comparing Fulk to FDR.
I guess I agree with that assessment, both are free spending liberals whose answer to everything is more government and more money.

12 Comments:

  • At 10/21/2005 1:53 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    Man that is a lot of big words that really mean nothing! Sort of like Fulk's campaign.

     
  • At 10/21/2005 3:49 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    Well there's a yard sign right there...."Vote Fulk...Humane Pragmatism, not old nonsense like no taxes and family values"

     
  • At 10/21/2005 6:01 PM, Blogger GOPHokie said…

    lol
    I'm glad I'm not the only one who thought this was a undecerable letter.

     
  • At 10/21/2005 6:01 PM, Blogger GOPHokie said…

    By the way, I have never ever heard a conservative use the word "pragmatism". And I know some really intellectual GOPs.

     
  • At 10/21/2005 9:26 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    Mr. Hokie, what does "undecerable" mean?

     
  • At 10/21/2005 9:49 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    Robin McNallie is a highly respected emeritus faculty from JMU, retired about 10 years now. HE lives in Harrisonburg and spends his time and money in public service. Just ask his wife.

    I can understand, Hokie, why you might find it difficult to understand a letter written above a 4th grade reading level, with spelling and punctuation that are actually correct. After all, you labor under a number of disadvantages; you're a Republican, a conservative, and you go to Tech.

    So let me help by translating. Wait just a sec while I find my crayons.

    Robin was saying that Matt Lohr doesn't think for himself. Lowell Fulk does.

    Matt Lohr repeats old, tired lines from ancient cue cards and has no solutions for real problems. Lowell Fulk does.
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    Never heard a repub talk about pragmatism? Oh, please. Read a damn book, or even a webpost. Look at this link, which discusses the fact that the Gingrich revolution was the tipping point, especially the contract with America, that made many Americans believe that the Repubs had practical, pragmatic ideas made by weighing costs and benefits.

    http://www.weeklystandard.com/Content/Public/Articles/000/000/005/384xkuik.asp

    Kiddo, you need to go to classes every once in awhile.

     
  • At 10/21/2005 10:49 PM, Anonymous Not a Dumb@$$ said…

    I suppose this thread proves the saying that the better the education, the more likely to be democrat. I agree with anon 10:49, go to class hokie. And go to class prepared.....

     
  • At 10/21/2005 11:02 PM, Blogger GOPHokie said…

    I guess the more education you get, the more liberal BS you hear until you finally start to believe it.
    Thats probably why all the highly educated are dems.
    By the way, I did understand the letter, I was just making fun of it being so well written. Most peole wouldn't keep reading when they saw all that crap.

     
  • At 10/22/2005 5:52 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    Ok, I have a college education fromm a very well known University. I am a registered Democrat. I have written letters to the editor to newspapers including the Wall Street Journal. When I do so, I try to make a concise and readable argument for my point of view, or regarding my approval or disapproval of something the paper has written. I don't let loose a stream of undecipherable blather whose only point is to show off what an intellectual I am. That letter was ostentatious and written less to support a candidacy and more for the writer to appreciate his own genius. I'd challenge anyone who observes/writes about/works on/volunteers on political campaigns to find ONE instance where a candidate promotes "Humane Pragmatism."

    Letters like that promote the lie that any Democrat is an elitist overbearing snob.

     
  • At 10/22/2005 6:56 AM, Anonymous saywhat?? said…

    Hey, the link to the letter doesn't work anymore. And I'd caution you that the DNR sometimes does a terrible editing job on letters. How it's sent and how it's published are often two different things.

    This thread kinda reminds of what Kilgore's problem is: not dealing with issues that matter in our everyday lives. The liberal label is old and useless. In your discussion of the 26th race, you can make fun of a letter writer -- whose gender is well known to many of your readers (you showed a bit of disconnect in your assumption) -- or you can focus on WHAT MATTERS.

     
  • At 10/22/2005 8:36 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    "By the way, I did understand the letter, I was just making fun of it being so well written. Most peole wouldn't keep reading when they saw all that crap."

    Yeah, right. Uh huh.

     
  • At 10/22/2005 11:26 AM, Blogger GOPHokie said…

    6:52 thats exactly what I am talking about. Glad to see a dem agrees with me on this one.
    9:36, I knew what he was trying to say, he just did a piss poor job of it in my book.
    saywhat, they take down the opinion page every weekend I think, so I can't get it back.

     

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