Saturday, March 1, 2008

Barking Back: Top Reader Comments

Frank on Ending the Cuban Embargo:
"I think that the American Cuban community fears that the immigration status of future Cuban refugees who successfully reach our shores (dry land) be changed from legal to illegal--not that it may matter much considering the current political debate or debacle, if you will, concerning immigration.

It also seems that we are the only country not exporting goods to Cuba. This strikes ire with our manufacturers and, especially, our farmers. So? Why not end the embargo? It's not like anyone will import nuclear missiles to Cuba any longer!?"
Albert on Obama's Legislative Substance:
"The Obama spokesman in question was Kirk Watson, former mayor of Austin. Senator Clinton referred to Watson's embarrassing MSNBC interview in tonight's CNN debate in Texas."
**********Ken Hart on Tim Russert's Debate Attacks:
"He went off the deep end last night. I used to think highly of him, but this was sheer grandstanding on his part. A quick search on Google News turns up similar articles today taking Russert to task, like this one here. I'm all for aggressive questioning of political candidates, but a) this was the wrong forum, and b) his line of questioning, especially regarding Farrakhan, was a Bizarro World version of "Six Degrees of Kevin Bacon."
JohnT on Tim Russert's Debate Attacks:
"It's one thing to be simplistically confrontational on your own show, but to interject yourself into a national forum setup to allow candidates to debate each other on the issues that matter to voters is indeed going from gotcha to just plain insane.

I gotta hand it to both candidates for their composure. I would have told him to shove it. All he succeeded in doing was waste everyone's time."
Gonfalon Priquer on Reserve Vets' Suicide Rates:
"The Army and military suicide rate since 9/11 is cherry picking statistics, just like the "crisis" of returning war vets committing crimes. Studies show that the suicide and crime rates of these vets, when compared to their cohorts in America (mostly men in their late teens and early 20s), is either lower or the same."
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