theodore M I R A L D I mpa ... editor, publisher, writer. katherine molé mfa ... art director

Sunday, March 28, 2010

Time for truths........

it may be time for both sides to stop the rhetoric and adhere
to several truths. No one spoke more of the decay of liberties
than Thomas Jefferson:

“The spirit of resistance to government is so valuable on certain occasions that I wish it to be always kept alive.” ... See More

"Experience hath shewn, that even under the best forms (of government) those entrusted with power have, in time, and by slow operations, perverted it into tyranny”

“I have no fear that the result of our experiment will be that men may be trusted to govern themselves without a master.”

“A society that will trade a little liberty for a little order will lose both, and deserve neither”

“I predict future happiness for Americans if they can prevent the government from wasting the labors of the people under the pretense of taking care of them.”

Protesters on both side of this issue have a passion to protect
the liberties that have been paid for by our predecessors. fear of consequences are felt by both sides. this union we
enjoy is being torn apart by special interests who no longer seek unity, but power.Democrats and Republicans need to
return to civil discourse regarding the future of OUR nation.
those who cannot and do not are committing a dis-service
to their own integrity and the integrity of this nation.
in the final analysis this ship will be set right by those who will
again sacrifice self interests for the interest of our nation.

Wednesday, March 24, 2010

Health-Care Remedy?

For anyone who believes this bill will soothe what ails you, you might want to

have your head examined while you can still get an appointment.The proposed cost of

his debacle should get anyone with any sense sick. Anyone who could somehow believe

that adding 32 million uninsured people will bring down the deficit should be in

therapy(long term). And for those who don't get it, well are any of you interested

in a bridge?

No less than 13 state AG's have already filed suit against this bill as being

unconstitutional by mandating that every american must buy health insurance...let's

face it what's next, we all have to wear diapers? Now none of this would warrant any

type if the feds could do anything with any measure of ethics, or efficiency. Like

Medicare, Medicaid, or even Social Security...all busted, all federally run.

Wouldn't it have made more sense to fix what's broken first?

Friday, March 19, 2010

Politics as Usual.......

It's time for the feds to start looking into the systemic corruption that has permeated New York politics for too long.

Meeks is a crook, and he knows it.

Their overwhelming sense of entitlement allows those who perpetrate these criminal acts to have no fear of any consequences, and, in many cases, they never suffer punishment.

New York politics has become a cesspool of arrogant, self-centered criminals who make up the rules as needed.

As a native New Yorker, I am ashamed to witness the lowest standard of behavior of my lifetime.

From Secretary of State Hillary Clinton to Joe Bruno, and from Meeks to state Sen. Malcolm Smith -- what a disgrace.

Theodore Miraldi

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Saturday, March 13, 2010

More Health-Care Rhetoric..........NYPost March 10, 2010

Obama is trying to do outside the Capitol what he hasn't been

able to accomplish within his own party -- shove this monstrous,

toxic health-care bill down our throats.

Dr. Desperate has blamed everyone but himself for why this

bill is on life support. Congress seems to be just healthy enough

to recognize a budget-buster and career-ending piece of legislation

for what it is; poor policy-writing. No one is in more of a panic than

the doctor who may be losing his residency.

Theodore Miraldi

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Wednesday, March 3, 2010

no memory, no job.......

Which ever the case may be Charlie Rangel isn't fit to hold an office that

requires memory or telling the truth. His deadpan denials of any knowledge regarding

dirty dealings, corporate gifts and taxpayer reimbursements shows the level of

complicity necessary to pull this off for such a long time. Rangel's ethics

violations reads like a rap sheet when coupled with the ongoing investigations into

his sense of entitlements. Rangel needs to step down and allow someone with a memory

and a little integrity to chair the powerful Ways and Means Committee. Where's the

leadership in the party?

the trouble with charlie.......

It's quite possible that what Rep. Charles Rangel really smells is the odor emitting from his illegal activities ("What Rangel Smells," Editorial, Sept. 23).

There's nothing worse than looking like a two-bit crook in a $300 suit.

There is an abundance of "do as I say" politicians who point fingers at everyone else. It's a poor excuse for dishonesty and a lack of integrity.

Where's the leadership of the Democratic Party? Why is it OK to be a tax evader, yet be the person responsible for writing those very tax laws?

Theodore Miraldi

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NY Post....whether Rangel should resign 9/20/08

THE ISSUE: Whether Charlie Rangel should resign as Ways and Means Committee chairman.

"Step Down, Charlie" (Editorial, Sept. 17) is what the public should demand.

The tangle with Rep. Charlie Rangel is his sense of entitlement - he thinks that he's the only person ever to make it out of the ghetto.

Rangel's real problem has been his own constituents, who feel some sense of pride by allowing this guy to run roughshod in Harlem for so many years.

We can't have two sets of standards.

If ethical behavior is the cornerstone to good government, why is it that we seem to be going backward?

Throw the bum out.

Theodore Miraldi

Tuesday, March 2, 2010

family values.........

I don't normally go off course on my blog, what I do for the most part is discuss
political issues that touch most of us. So bare with me here because I need to vent.
FAMILY, what was once the very essence, or glue that held this country, and the world
together for a least a millenium is on life support, at best. there isn't a day that goes by that you won't read in you local paper some horror story regarding the abuse
caused by one family member against another. Some abuses are subtle not always showing intent, others are brutal with maximum violations on someones human dignity.
Both to be sure are hurtful and in some ways more disruptive to what those with rational minds would be considered within the realm of acceptable social integration.
We live in a world that requires some level of responsibilty not always to the other, but to ones very self. As Socrates stated, self examination, looking at our behaviors and asking some simple questions; how would i feel if someone did something to me that makes my feel less valuable as a person, or outside the group. Apparently this happens alot in a society where ego and greed prevail above compassion, forgiveness or even love. It's a story unfortunately read too many times, experienced too many times by an ever growing number of individuals within families. So for anyone on the dishing end of a most serious, and life changing result of your bad behaviors toward loved ones, take pause, for the most part a little love goes a long way, and an occasional stop in front of the mirror may soften
your lust of abuse. Being open minded has no place for labels or judgements. So for
those of you with good families who stick together through thick and thin, keep up the good work! For the rest just keep trying to get it right.