Letter to the Editor

Honeymoon is over

Friday, February 24, 2017

Dear Editor,

Recent writer to the "Opinion" section of the Gazette used quotes from Crazy Horse and Chief Sitting Bull to show how difficult it is to expect the truth from the white man. Considering the circumstances and treaties made by our government with Indians, the quotes perfectly fit the times of 150 years ago.

However to apply these quotes of dishonesty to our new president because, for the first time, he calls out the Media, points out their hypocrisy, liberal bias, using inference, etc. to distort the "truth" of what was said or what happened on a particular day For example, today, on one of the morning media news shows, a female read her script about news of the day and it went like this: "Today the Vice-President "tried" to convince the allied countries that we were backing them." Notice the word "tried" and if you know what the word means, then you know what the liberal media wishes to "infer" or "convey" to the public about the presidential administration.

The honeymoon is over for the liberal media, namely "The Washington Post," "The New York Times," "The Los Angeles Times" and the other small newspapers throughout the United States who follow in lock-step with the leaders because "It's the right thing to do."

Our Constitution guarantees the "freedom of the press" The problem with our media is that they believe that freedom means "no holds barred." They might well call it, the "Divine Right of the Press," something like the "Divine Right of the King" that we escaped from years ago

To the Media, who, never before found themselves under attack by their president, and are now squealing and counterattacking as vehemently as they can, try being truthful, exemplify integrity in what you say and in what you write.; otherwise, as Stthkespeare points out dishonesty in his play, "Hamlet," by putting the following words into the mouth of one of the characters, namely, "Me thinks thou dost protest too much." which can apply to anyone who is not telling the truth and suggests a guilty conscience.

James McHale,

McCook, Neb.

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  • Personally, I don't see any indication of an overall liberal bias. It is more likely that conservatives or republicans are simply more sensitive to criticism. In an odd way, despite appearances , they are more fragile.

    -- Posted by bob s on Fri, Feb 24, 2017, at 12:07 PM
  • Amen!! Bob s

    -- Posted by S&P1958 on Sat, Feb 25, 2017, at 6:48 PM
  • Sorry Bob, I sure don't remember marches blocking traffic, bias media outlets attacking Obama's every move, refusals to work, etc. our election is a fair process. Funny how some agree until they don't get their way.

    -- Posted by 82er on Sun, Feb 26, 2017, at 1:28 PM
  • 82er..... There were no marches while Obama was in office because he wouldn't allow it. I distinctly recall reports of protesters being barricaded from the town-hall meetings that Obama put on. That doesn't even truly abide by the constitutional right of assembly. "You can assemble..... you just can't do it where anyone might see you."

    The press certainly likes to short the facts and spew their opinions.... I'm not quite sure that was what was intended with the freedom of the press.

    -- Posted by Nick Mercy on Wed, Mar 1, 2017, at 5:12 PM
  • The Dow breaks 21 for the first time in history helping all investors and retirement plans. Big companies already saying they are reinvesting in America. More jobs available. Ease in government restrictions. I did not vote for Obama but wanted him to be successful for the sake of the country. I wish those who did not vote for a Trump would give him the same consideration. I can not remember violent protests, walking out of college classes, needing special counseling and comfort animals when BO won.

    -- Posted by dennis on Sat, Mar 4, 2017, at 10:53 AM
  • GB you seem so full of hate. Name calling. Prayers for you and your loved ones.

    -- Posted by dennis on Sun, Mar 5, 2017, at 7:08 PM
  • An angry life of name calling, personal attacks. I feel sorry for people that lead a life like that. If prayers are rejected at least accept my best wishes.

    -- Posted by dennis on Mon, Mar 6, 2017, at 9:05 AM
  • Gurn, You flood the pages with words that are very difficult to decipher, you're saying the hate is someone else's but you truly sound hateful to me.

    "Religion is the last refuge of the desperate," (?) I've found that to be QUITE the contrary, it appears that you wish to smite someone with different values and beliefs than yours. THAT, I would reconcile to be slight in visionary traits.

    "Adapt, or as Darwin noted, don't, at your own peril." Darwin made a good point, but his was the insinuation of physical adaptation, I believe the individual you wish to quote is Karl Marx who also believed in adaptation, but BEHAVIORAL adaptation. He also was an advocate of non religion.

    Perhaps if you find peace within, your typed words won't come across as yelling.

    -- Posted by Nick Mercy on Tue, Mar 7, 2017, at 2:44 PM
  • Ol' Gurn's condition can be explained from excessive masturbation. We all know a Gurn in our lives, the one who has to be the smartest person in the classroom/bar. Always gets the last word in. Always hitting on wives. He is the apex narcissist, needs no one to love, but expects all to love them. Behind them is a junkyard of broken relationships for which they had no fault. They're just extremely lonely.

    -- Posted by Hugh Jassle on Tue, Mar 7, 2017, at 7:06 PM
  • Gurn,

    Wrong, I'm not desperate, nor morally bankrupt. You say so but in no way does that make it accurate. Just because you say the sun rises in the west doesn't make it so. You fool no one, I hope you're not fooling yourself. I am not "sticking my nose in" where it doesn't belong, I am stating what others are thinking , no opinions, just a verbal visualization of what you portray, which is ridiculousness. If you tout "FACT" include some in your writing. I certainly make no false claims here, I say that I feel that you are hateful, so prove me wrong. You have little to base your "opinion" on, but if you have some evidence to show that I'm morally bankrupt, give us due diligence and show the good readers something other than emotion to back your words (shouting). Or are you just going to continue to spew meaningless words, let me try: pineapple, voluntary, happenstance, and frankfurter. As you can clearly see, as can the other readers, words are simply words, lest you coagulate them in such a way that they construct a coherent thought or inference. You type and people bypass your comments for lack of interest if not lack of will. The best thing that happened to your post is that I actually commented on it and now people may actually return to your ramblings just to see what I'm speaking of. let me know when you wish to insert logic, reason and some form of factual backing in your comments and we'll have a productive conversation. Otherwise, opinions are like feet, most people have them and most of them stink.

    -- Posted by Nick Mercy on Thu, Mar 9, 2017, at 12:33 PM
  • Gurn,

    You've been a busy guy today, polling America to see if they agree or disagree with ole' Nutty Nick. I guess you take this more seriously than I gave you credit for.

    Keep up the good work of proving my point. You know, when someone proves my point for me, I choose to let them keep on talk'n. It's much more gratifying to sit back and watch my points reveal themselves.

    -- Posted by Nick Mercy on Thu, Mar 9, 2017, at 8:44 PM
  • finally someone that makes since. gurn you tell nicky how it is you cant talk around gurn like you like to do nick gurn i tnink we brothers like the man sais nick no one agrees with you its time too get out befor you make a fool of yorself

    -- Posted by BTWinecleff on Thu, Mar 9, 2017, at 9:07 PM
  • Just out of curiosity, I'm going to try an experiment:

    Gurn, I'm sorry if I hurt your feelings.

    -- Posted by Nick Mercy on Thu, Mar 9, 2017, at 9:42 PM
  • I suspected such a reply, a Sadistic Aggressive Personality (SAP) is defined as one which will name call "NuttyNick, DesperateDennis", that individual will also argue to a fault even if the argument is not progressing in the SAP's chosen direction, often times the direction of the argument is not even a factor.

    The ultimate goal of a SAP is to win, regardless the damage caused to others in the process, but often times such damage is sought after by the SAP.

    To argue with a Sadistic Aggressive is often times fruitless as there is sure to be but one outcome. The SAP must win or he / she will never quit. SAPs are known for getting the last word in.

    It's a true condition, coincidentally studied by Darwin. Strange how things come about full circle.

    Out of curiosity Gurn, what is it that I've been wrong about? What was it that a majority of Americans disagree with me on? Do you even know what opinion I have given that you so strongly insist that I'm misleading others on?

    1st you'll look back to see what I have so grossly misinformed others in, you'll find nothing of real substance, as I made little reference to any major topic, it wasn't my goal.

    Secondly, you'll come up with something irrelevant to say so that it looks like your efforts to thwart me were noble.

    In reality, I felt you were rude with your name calling and your attempts to shed some of that narcissistic enlightenment which really was just babble..... Kind of a listen to my own voice type of thing.

    My point in this entire thing was simply to enjoy snickering at your efforts of tying to belittle anyone that wasn't patting you on the back. After all, you embraced BTWineclef with the vigor of a frat boy back to school. It really is a condition Gurn....

    -- Posted by Nick Mercy on Fri, Mar 10, 2017, at 7:42 PM
  • I fully agree!!! Its like those are my exact words!

    -- Posted by Sandra M on Fri, Mar 10, 2017, at 10:31 PM
  • Back to the original point of the letter to the editor, I believe we now have more at work than ever before and the number of folks trying to sneak across the border is it at least a half a decade low, the Dow breaks an all time high, yet the national Main Street media fails to headline those events or even report it. Things that really count to the US are not covered but the President's questionable tweets are the front page news.

    -- Posted by dennis on Sat, Mar 11, 2017, at 10:06 AM
  • Whoops, my entire comment didn't show. My ex husband was diagnosed with Sadistic Aggression and it does sound like what Gurn has going on. I couldn't live with my husband because of it.

    That really is a delusional disorder that makes relationships difficult. I hope that's not what you have Gurn.

    -- Posted by Sandra M on Sat, Mar 11, 2017, at 9:42 PM
  • Barack Obama: Added $7.917 trillion, a 68 percent increase from the $11.657 trillion debt at the end of George W. Bush's last budget, FY 2009.

    FY 2016 - $1.423 trillion.

    FY 2015 - $327 billion.

    FY 2014 - $1.086 trillion.

    FY 2013 - $672 billion.

    FY 2012 - $1.276 trillion.

    FY 2011 - $1.229 trillion.

    FY 2010 - $1.652 trillion.

    FY 2009 - $253 billion. (Congress passed the Economic Stimulus Act, which spent $253 billion in FY 2009. This rare occurrence should be added to President Obama's contribution to the debt.)

    -- Posted by PensiveObserver on Sat, Mar 11, 2017, at 9:54 PM
  • Gurn,

    Newsflash! Trump won the election! Like it or not, you get to put up with it for four years and, quite possibly, eight years. You can continue to post your sarcastic comments, I actually find amusing. A better suggestion would be to round up Whoopie, Kanye and all the other stars making millions that have no idea what's going on with working class Americans and buy a one way ticket to Canada. I hear the weather is nice there and I'm sure they'd welcome you.

    -- Posted by 82er on Sun, Mar 12, 2017, at 12:00 PM
  • OH MY GOSH!!! He's using #hashtags. So he may be more evolved than we.

    Not to rain on Gurn's reality, but Donald Trump won the election. That's why he's president. We don't live in a democracy, so your point doesn't matter.

    The markets skyrocketed after the election was declared. Therefore, it's President Trump's market rally. That's how the history books will write it down. So again your opinion won't matter.

    -- Posted by Hugh Jassle on Sun, Mar 12, 2017, at 3:19 PM
  • Gurn,

    I don't see where Sandy M called you any names? What are you talking about? Really, what are you talking about? I persist on saying that you don't make any sense. You called her a name, as well as Chunky PB. It's just all very strange the way you point your finger like that.

    By the way, you kind of look to be in the minority here. But I'll bet you argue that and get in the last word, after all that would be clinical.

    -- Posted by Nick Mercy on Sun, Mar 12, 2017, at 5:15 PM
  • psy·cho·sis



    a severe mental disorder in which thought and emotions are so impaired that contact is lost with external reality.

    -- Posted by PensiveObserver on Sun, Mar 12, 2017, at 6:52 PM
  • Gurn I'm so sorry, I wasn't trying to offend you, I was just saying that the Sadistic Aggressive Personality sounds very close to what you have going on. I must be incorrect.

    -- Posted by Sandra M on Sun, Mar 12, 2017, at 7:11 PM
  • sandy I think gurn is definsive it isn't yourfallt the nick is just getting under his skin

    i think

    -- Posted by BTWinecleff on Sun, Mar 12, 2017, at 8:04 PM
  • You bet, I don't twitter so I'll figure it out and move forward.

    -- Posted by Nick Mercy on Sun, Mar 12, 2017, at 9:18 PM
  • Out of curiosity, what are we debating here though? I mean I accused you of name calling, not much debate about that, I accused you of finger pointing, which is traceable in this train of comments, so what are we going to debate? Like I said, I just wanted to agitate you because I felt that you're rude and name calling is neither a sign of maturity nor intellect but I guess that's why I feel you are have an SA Personality.

    So I don't mind debating, but if it's one of these aforementioned issues, I believe a debate would be futile.

    Let me know on that before I waste time figuring out a social media venue, because I truly don't enjoy social media so much.

    -- Posted by Nick Mercy on Sun, Mar 12, 2017, at 9:37 PM
  • Nothing is to be gained by arguing with fools. Nothing can be gained by reasoning with ignorant people.

    -- Posted by 82er on Sun, Mar 12, 2017, at 10:23 PM
  • Like I said, I'm no Tweeter, but I can't see what that site has to do with my topic matter. Strange site to be moving a conversation to, I will decline opening THIS conversation on a tweet that is without similar content.

    82, I too will agree with your comment.

    It appears that 82 is the wisest of the bunch. Thank you 82!!!

    -- Posted by Nick Mercy on Mon, Mar 13, 2017, at 3:17 PM
  • Is that the last word Gurn?

    -- Posted by Sandra M on Mon, Mar 13, 2017, at 5:39 PM
  • I will give you credit gurn, Nick is my ex-husband, I don't dislike him but his disorder is annoying to say the least as he does have SAP. But arguing with him is just like reading the discussion between you both. You are both very much alike. I'm impressed with your intuition none the less.

    -- Posted by Sandra M on Mon, Mar 13, 2017, at 6:19 PM
  • " 1) SandInYourEyes cannot refute what I said, so she uses name calling to diminish my argument. #Fail"

    First you demean Sandra as above then you are cordial to her as below.

    "I am sorry to hear that I was correct, although incorrect, considering what you had to suffer. Good for you getting out of that relationship."

    "My best regards to you."

    Wishy washy...... And I'm the snowflake? You contradict yourself and ask people to listen to you by calling them "kids" as though everyone else is inferior to you, and your the professor. You claim to not be SAP but you are much more so than I, I assure you. I predict you will get the last word in, its an illness.

    And thank you Sandy, for your input, I can always count on your insight.

    -- Posted by Nick Mercy on Mon, Mar 13, 2017, at 8:52 PM
  • your wrong nick and everyone knows it give it up your the minority

    -- Posted by BTWinecleff on Tue, Mar 14, 2017, at 2:42 PM
  • "What would Jesus do? Understanding, courage and love are Christian tenets."

    "Ignorance, fear and hate are anti-Christian."

    -- Posted by Gurn Blanston on Tue, Mar 14, 2017, at 4:17 PM


    "Religion is the last refuge of the desperate, #DesperateDennis."

    -- Posted by Gurn Blanston on Mon, Mar 6, 2017, at 12:43 AM

    -- Posted by PensiveObserver on Tue, Mar 14, 2017, at 5:20 PM
  • OK, I so wanted to walk away from this chain conversation but this is too good. I will take the last word, that means I win, I'm moral, whatever.

    Gurn, (ha ha) How can you "out" Pensive Observer or be offended by his post....? (Ha ha) it is without any opinion, fact, defensive or offensive.……. It's YOUR words. Verbatim, carbon copy, perhaps a cut and paste of YOUR words that cause you conflict. You have effectively offended yourself. D A N G…. Now that's something! (Ha ha). I'm actually laughing while I'm typing. It's funny don't you think. Come ON.... it's pretty funny that you can't even see that you've contradicted yourself again. Admit it, it's a HOOT!

    Thanks for the laugh Gurn.

    OH. This is really it for me this time..... Gurn..... BYE!

    -- Posted by Nick Mercy on Tue, Mar 14, 2017, at 7:36 PM
  • Proverbs 26:4

    -- Posted by Hugh Jassle on Wed, Mar 15, 2017, at 5:35 PM
  • Even when faced with the truth, you continue the false narrative Gurn. lol

    -- Posted by dcribbs on Sat, Mar 18, 2017, at 3:53 PM
  • "To argue with a Sadistic Aggressive is often times fruitless as there is sure to be but one outcome. The SAP must win or he / she will never quit. SAPs are known for getting the last word in."

    -- Posted by Nick Mercy on Fri, Mar 10, 2017, at 7:42 PM

    SAP's are known for getting the last word in.

    known for getting the last word in.

    getting the last word in.

    the last word in

    last word

    last word

    last word

    last word.

    -- Posted by PensiveObserver on Sat, Mar 18, 2017, at 8:32 PM
  • gurn why are all of yore links hard time get into i wanted to see that youtube thing but cant get into it how can i see what it is

    -- Posted by BTWinecleff on Sun, Mar 19, 2017, at 5:03 PM
  • Yeah Gurn, you wanted us to watch a clip of funny voices? I don't get it.

    -- Posted by Sandra M on Sun, Mar 19, 2017, at 8:39 PM