Lodinews.com

default avatar
Welcome to the site! Login or Signup below.
|
||
Logout|My Dashboard

‘Casablanca’ sequel would not live up to the original

Rules of Conduct

  • 1 Use your real name. You must register with your full first and last name before you can comment. (And don't pretend you're someone else.)
  • 2 Keep it clean. Please avoid obscene, vulgar, lewd, racist or sexually oriented language.
  • 3 Don't threaten. Threats of harming another person will not be tolerated.
  • 4 Be truthful. Don't lie about anyone or anything. Don't post unsubstantiated allegations, rumors or gossip that could harm the reputation of a person, company or organization.
  • 5 Be nice. No racism, sexism or any sort of -ism that is degrading to another person.
  • 6 Stay on topic. Make sure your comments are about the story. Don't insult each other.
  • 7 Tell us if the discussion is getting out of hand. Use the 'Report' link on each comment to let us know of abusive posts.
  • 8 Share what you know, and ask about what you don't.

Welcome to the discussion.

11 comments:

  • Jerome Kinderman posted at 3:00 pm on Sun, Dec 2, 2012.

    Jerome R Kinderman Posts: 2255

    Reagan is beloved because he was a great leader. Even those on the other side of the aisle would not deny that.

    Our current CINC has no leadership qualities (that would be zero, zip, nada - none) - this is important. I will admit though that Barack Hussein Obama is one of the most successful "pushers" we've ever had in the Oval Office. Somehow that doesn't make me feel too proud or safe.

     
  • Jerome Kinderman posted at 12:02 pm on Sun, Dec 2, 2012.

    Jerome R Kinderman Posts: 2255

    Neither the president nor his attorney general were aware of Fast and Furious?

    Well so much for competence or at the very least taking responsibility for what goes on under his watch. I suppose “President” Obama has yet to realize that the buck should stop with him. He's been likened to Jesus, FDR, Gandhi, JFK and a host of other remarkable people; and he keeps blaming his predecessor for the tight spots he keeps finds himself in - but he can't even adopt a simple idea set forth by Truman?

    Oh, yeah, that’s some “leader” we have in Barack Hussein Obama! Excuses, excuses, excuses.

     
  • Darrell Baumbach posted at 8:37 pm on Sat, Dec 1, 2012.

    Darrell Baumbach Posts: 9403

    Kevin.. I have to admit, I never skip something you post. No matter I agree or disagree, I always appreciate your style and approach. Thank you!

     
  • Darrell Baumbach posted at 4:38 pm on Sat, Dec 1, 2012.

    Darrell Baumbach Posts: 9403

    Yes, I agree that liberalism needs to be eradicated...and I do not fear it... I welcome it.

     
  • Kevin Paglia posted at 4:31 pm on Sat, Dec 1, 2012.

    Kevin Paglia Posts: 1881

    I did not realize Bush was president in 2009, that was when Fast and Furious started.

    http://www.cbsnews.com/8301-31727_162-57461204-10391695/a-primer-on-the-fast-and-furious-scandal/

    "I'm not saying Reagan headed up the Iran-Contra deal - I'm saying he was not made aware of it until later, after they woke him up from his years-long nap."

    By using your same logic was Obama sleeping when HIS people were selling guns to drug trafficers? The program lasted for about 2 years, that is a long nap.

    And please, if you are going to go after Reagan, PLEASE, PLEASE include this: http://www.nytimes.com/2011/08/03/opinion/reagan-vs-patco-the-strike-that-busted-unions.html?_r=0

    And THEN they named an airport after him.

     
  • Joanne Bobin posted at 3:55 pm on Sat, Dec 1, 2012.

    Joanne Bobin Posts: 4310

    Yes, I agree the Republican Party has some really serious issues. If they are not resolved, I fear it will be the end for them.

     
  • Darrell Baumbach posted at 3:20 pm on Sat, Dec 1, 2012.

    Darrell Baumbach Posts: 9403

    This country can NOT survive with this level of hatred being taught by our leadership, absorbed by their followers and spewed on a daily basis towards neighbors

    Excellent post Kevin...I do not exxpect the nation to survive as is. I do not think it possible. I do not see this as hate though. I see it more as a fight for freedom. I SEE THE LEFT AS ANTI FREEDOM.

    I see this based on the loss of freedoms through Federal regulations and mandates culminating in Obamacare.

     
  • Joanne Bobin posted at 2:25 pm on Sat, Dec 1, 2012.

    Joanne Bobin Posts: 4310

    FYI - Mr. Paglia - President Obama was not in on the "Fast and Furious" debacle - neither was AG Holder made aware of the program until things turned south.

    AND it was a program that began during the Bush years - it seems that it was a plan that border agents, on their own, decided to "experiment" with both under Bush and Obama, but now everyone wants to put it smack dab on Obama just to try to make something stick.

    I'm not saying Reagan headed up the Iran-Contra deal - I'm saying he was not made aware of it until later, after they woke him up from his years-long nap.

    People call Reagan "one of our most beloved presidents" mostly due to his folksy ways, because he used to be a movie star, and maybe because he was fortunate enough to be in the White House when the Soviet Union fell, which it was doomed to do anyway. Heck, he couldn't even get his wife to "play nice" with the Soviet first lady - just for appearance sake. Not to mention his own kids had strained relationships with him.

    "Beloved" is a myth that has been built from marshmallow fluff or "Jelly Bellys" - not reality.

    And the "hatred," as you call it, is nothing new. No matter how many times you read comments from two prominent posters in this forum that the current president is the most divisive EVER - please. Those people have no sense of history and/or their memories are VERY short.

     
  • Kevin Paglia posted at 12:29 pm on Sat, Dec 1, 2012.

    Kevin Paglia Posts: 1881

    "let his administration run amok by sending arms to Iran in violation of our own embargo"

    In oppose to our current President who let Drug cartels buy guns from us.

    And how about those Contras, strange how Joanne left out that the Democratic President Carter STARTED the US involvement. http://wais.stanford.edu/Politics/politics_presidentreagan.htm

    The truth is that with EVERY President things were done right and things were done wrong. It is just that MOST are blinded by the hate our political leaders teach to see this. Our leaders now teach that their side does only right and the other side does only wrong. I said it on the other post and I will say it here. This country can NOT survive with this level of hatred being taught by our leadership, absorbed by their followers and spewed on a daily basis towards neighbors.

     
  • Joanne Bobin posted at 9:02 am on Sat, Dec 1, 2012.

    Joanne Bobin Posts: 4310

    If you consider a president who slept through his entire 8 years in office, already showing signs of Alzheimer's, and let his administration run amok by sending arms to Iran in violation of our own embargo, and funding the murderous Contras in Nicaragua, also a violation of our laws "doing well," then I guess Mr. Kinderman is correct.

    Reagan's legacy is unjustifiably amplified and in juxtaposition with reality.

     
  • Jerome Kinderman posted at 1:53 am on Sat, Dec 1, 2012.

    Jerome R Kinderman Posts: 2255

    "When Raft turned Wallis down, the producer then turned to a star who had a good-guy image, Ronald Reagan. In the end, Bogart accepted the Blaine role and went on to become one of Hollywood's most enduring superstars."

    And Ronald Reagan went on to become a beloved President of the United States. I think both did very well.

     

Recent Comments

Posted 22 hours ago by Kevin Paglia.

article: Lodi water supply to be cut as East Bay…

As dry as this year has been I am amazed at how many homes I drive by still watering their lawn for very long times. One house in my neigh…

More...

Posted 2 days ago by Andrew Liebich.

article: Letter: Pastor Frank Nolton forgets abo…

Mr. Barrow said, "I thought you weren't caught up in the left right paradigm." My response was, "I'm not but you would rath…

More...

Posted 2 days ago by Joe Baxter.

article: Letter: Pastor Frank Nolton forgets abo…

So, now there is a "double standard", one for public figures and one for the average citizen? More liberal hogwash.

More...

Posted 2 days ago by nth degree wise.

article: Letter: Pastor Frank Nolton forgets abo…

Oh Joe you're such a kidder. Someone might easily conclude you were mean spirited by your comment.

More...

Posted 2 days ago by Charles Nelson.

article: Letter: A grandson’s birthday wishes fo…

Happy birthday Don. Jeff, your grandfather is an amazing human being, and an exemplary member of our community. What a blessing it is for a…

More...

Video

Popular Stories

Poll

Should graduations return to the Grape Bowl?

Lodi Unified leaders are moving Lodi and Tokay high school graduations from the Grape Bowl to the Spanos Center at UOP in Stockton. They cite limited seating, costs and unpredictable weather at the Grape Bowl. But others say graduations at the Grape Bowl are an important Lodi tradition, and one reason many supported renovating the stadium. What do you think?

Total Votes: 187

Loading…

Mailing List

Subscribe to a mailing list to have daily news sent directly to your inbox.

  • Breaking News

    Would you like to receive breaking news alerts? Sign up now!

  • News Updates

    Would you like to receive our daily news headlines? Sign up now!

  • Sports Updates

    Would you like to receive our daily sports headlines? Sign up now!

Manage Your Lists