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    Ian McInerneyApr 16, 2010 at 9:27 am

    Do you ever check your facts before you write your articles? Because yet again you make glaringly incorrect accusations about aspects of our government that you clearly know nothing about. Congressmen and women CANNOT give themselves a raise whenever they want to. If you had read the Constitution, there’s this little section that has these things called amendments in it, (heres the secret) they are actually kind of important. Amendment #27 (The one you didn’t read) reads: “No law, varying the compensation for the services of the Senators and Representatives, shall take effect, until an election of representatives shall have intervened.” In case you don’t know what that means, congressmen CANNOT give themselves raises unless it is an election year and they have the danger of losing their seat. Does it not bother you at all that you have these glaring oversights in your articles? I know as a POLSCI major, I would be embarrassed to present this as a factual article for a newspaper I knew was going to be read by my peers. I really hope you decide to read the Constitution some day, cause its actually kind of an important document and a you write articles with political themes, I thought I would just let you know.

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    WillApr 9, 2010 at 5:02 am

    “First they came for Ryan Sorba, then they came for Bunning, and you know the rest. No one’s speaking up for these guys. We run into the same problem we did with Congress, though. It is awfully hard to reason with a mindless mob, especially one that includes members who want kids killed in the womb and pedophiles saved from society’s rightful incarceration of their sorry behinds.”

    I realize this comment is quite late, but I’d forgotten how horribly offensive this article, specifically this paragraph, is to my rational, liberal brain. (Yeah. I’m both. It’s possible.) Shall I count the ways:

    1) Comparing the pointless stand of Bunning and the horrendous stand of Sorba to the rounding up of Jews during the Holocaust. Wow. Just, wow. I’m not easily offended, but… wow. Did I mention “wow”? Sorry, just thought that needed to come across.

    2) Yes, liberals are a mindless mob. How dare they run around like chickens with their heads cut off, doing nothing, literally nothing, to further their agenda. Except for, say, winning majorities in both houses of Congress and the presidency, passing health care reform, and stifling the mind-numbing stall tactics of one Republican party.

    3) So people who get abortions should be incarcerated? As soon as the Supreme Court overturns Roe vs. Wade, I’ll actually address that with an attack.

    4) And I suppose the liberals are the only political movement with criminals and morally despicable participants. No, wait, I forgot; the overarching “conservative movement, if you want to just stifle people’s abilities to define themselves in their own political terms, houses homophobic (it’s a real word, get over it), proselytizing, hypocritical nuts with God complexes the size of a Texas newly liberated from pesky federal funding.

    Of course, these sects I mention are a marginal force in the conservative movement. Generalizations like that would really harm the message of my comment; people would get hung up on them. Funny how that works.

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