Editor,

The vast majority of us have long suspected that the main objective of congressional Republicans is to prevent any Democratic administration for accomplishing anything, whether the president is white or Black, and whether or not they destroy programs previously favored by themselves. As they become less and less successful themselves, with the last two Republican administration making such a sorry mockery out of the U.S. presidency, they now resort to compact obstructionism.

And now, to top it off, they refuse even to lift the debt ceiling to enable the country to pay a debt mainly acquired by themselves, Republican administrations! Not only childish and vicious, but detrimental to the country and all those dependent upon government’s ability to honor their obligations, not to mention world respect!

And who can still be so incredibly naïve that they believe Trump’s big lie, that he actually won by a landslide, if it hadn’t been for all the cheating neither he, nor anybody else, can prove? Not a fiber of evidence, quite the opposite. That lie was too much even for U.S. Sen. Mitch McConnell. Imagine that.

Jorg Aadahl

San Mateo

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(34) comments

Jorg

The softer, more compassionate part of me, tells me I should be more understanding and forgiving when it comes to the most ridiculous comments to some LTEs on this site, and not only mine. Some commentators so clearly demonstrate a lack of information and ability to grasp even the simplest, indisputable facts, that I should feel sorry for them. Then again, those so easily duped by cheap propaganda and shallow rhetoric, reflecting a rather low educational level, resort to ad hominem instead of trying to come up with a comment that makes sense and adds something of value to the site. That makes it hard to feel compassion, instead of having a good laugh.

Wilfred Fernandez Jr

Here is the funny part of your thinking, Jorg. Your betters know everything you say about Republicans and people like me can be said about them and people like you. Surprise, the joke is on you.

Jorg

Wilfred: Oh, I’m sure that’s outrageously funny, - but unfortunately, a bit over my earthbound head. You must show some mercy for us who aren’t up to your sky high intellectual level!

Wilfred Fernandez Jr

Predictable, evasive and unimaginative.

Terence Y

Jorg, from your first sentence, I'm glad you acknowledge contributing some of the most ridiculous comments to some LTEs on this site. It follows that when you say “some commentators” you’re referring to yourself. Self-reflection is good for the soul. It shows you understand your failings, but the next step is working on them.

Tafhdyd

Terence,

It is too bad you don't understand your own writings. Find your mirror yet? BTW, how are you doing with your bamboo fibers?

Terence Y

Taffy – predictable, evasive and unimaginative (hat tip to Wilfred) with your usual mirror shtick and your usual request to help with your panda diet study. I guess readers can see Jorg’s “some commentators” fits you to a T.

Tafhdyd

Terence,

I would be honored to be picked on by a class act like Wilfred, but from you, I would consider it just floor sweepings. BTW, how are you doing with your bamboo fibers?

Jorg

Tafhdyl: Like what the majority of us have known all along, it is the Republicans who lie and cheat, just like Trump: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iIwj6_kTp9g

Ray Fowler

Yes, Jorg, something is exposed but it's not the Republican Party.

Wilfred Fernandez Jr

I made an error in comparing Jorg to Forrest Gump. If you scrutinize Jorg's dribbling rants, he more closely resembles a mini-me version of D.J. Trump. It could possibly be what psychologists refer to as projection.

https://www.psychologytoday.com/us/basics/projection

Jorg

Wilfred: Oh, what a mature and ingenious statement! Did you come up with it all by yourself? You never seize to amaze me! But, seriously, which part of what I wrote didn’t you understand?

Terence Y

C’mon Jorg, “seize” to amaze you? I think THAT part of what you wrote will not be understood. You may want to seize a dictionary and brush up on the definition while you’re doing homework on compact obstructionism.

Tafhdyd

Terence,

Compact obstructionism is easy. Remember when Trump made a quick trip to Walter

Reed on a Saturday afternoon to get started on his physical while he had some free time a couple of years ago? The real reason Trump went was for what a lot people thought, a colonoscopy. When they looked inside they found Jim Jordan and Devin Nunes heads stuck inside and the reason they said he was going back in a few weeks was to look for Lindsey Graham's head.

Terence Y

Taffy, my friend, it sounds like your voice of experience. A more apropos description of evidence of a compact obstruction is Biden’s demeanor as he stands at the podium, attempting to work out a comprehensive sentence. I'm still waiting for Jorg’s definition after he does his homework.

Wilfred Fernandez Jr

Tahdyd,

Your compact obstructionism is spot on. Thanks for the great laugh it provided me.

Wilfred Fernandez Jr

Jorg,

Effective communication necessitates writing at the level of the audience. My comments are directed at you and only you. Perhaps you should read how you respond to my provocation. With a little thought, you will answer your own question. You see, I give what I get.

Jorg

Wilfred: Oh, I’m no match for you! I’m sure you hold far more graduate degrees in science than I do, and you have probably written more books, too, than my measly two. You probably belong in the same class as Albert Einstein, Thomas Edison, Carl Sagan, Isaac Asimov, Stephen Hawking, and the like, all Atheists, of course.

Wilfred Fernandez Jr

Here's an idea Jorg. Why don't you show us how many books you sold, instead of bragging about books you have written.

Jorg

Wilfred: If I tell you 12-15000, that means nothing unless you look at the size of the field potentially interested, which, of course, would be very limited in science or specific engineering fields.

Wilfred Fernandez Jr

How about pointing us to a peer review?

Jorg

Wilfred: A peer review would mean nothing in a language you don’t understand a word of. Nor would a book that you wouldn’t understand a word of, not to mention the math! Also, you must understand that certain numbers must be evaluated statistically and related to a larger base. It is like grades. An “A” means absolutely nothing, if just about everybody gets it, like in American schools. A top grade only means something if it is very rare and impossible to obtain for most. So, for the number of books sold, is it 5%, 50%, or more than 90% of the potential market? Get it now?

Wilfred Fernandez Jr

Yes Jorg, we all get you. U R that guy. [wink]

Terence Y

Wilfred, does the quote you made from Bill Murray the other day apply here? Methinks the number of books given away by Jorg may be much greater than the number of books sold.

Jorg

Terence Y: You have a point there! I shouldn’t have given away 5 copies to my closest friends! Now, I only have a single copy left for each of my multi-lingual kids, while this textbook on strength analysis of welded structurers has been out of print for decades.

The other one is still available as an on-line download. Ah, well …

edkahl

The Democrats can pass an increase of the debt ceiling anytime with reconciliation. They've delayed because they'd don't want to be blamed for increasing our debt by $4.5 tril bill that can never be paid for by taxing the rich.

Jorg

Ed: You blame the Democrats for paying off a debt primarily racket up by Republicans? That sounds like Trump logic on steroids!

Tommy Tee

Agree, Jorg. We're trying to pay down all the debt incurred by our great twice-impeached corrupt president Trump.

Terence Y

100%, Tommy. 100%. That’s the minimum increase your idol, bumbling Biden, will increase the debt. Guess how long that'll take to pay down all the debt incurred by America Last Biden.

Terence Y

Deja-vu? Didn’t we see a variant of this blah, blah, blah, living in the past letter last week. As with the past letter, I see Jorg is unable to list any treasonous Biden accomplishments, but what do you expect from folks who support bumbling Biden and “if you like your plan, you can keep it” Obama-nable. BTW, Jorg, what exactly is “compact obstructionism”? I’m positive if you take a seat and bear down, you may be able to work something out. Looking forward to your next letter, but please, live in the present.

Jorg

TY: As if I haven't tried numerous times to educate you, but you don't seem to grasp even the most obvious. A dedicated Trump-supporter, regardless of any facts, I must assume?

Terence Y

Jorg, the most obvious thing I (it’s more of a “we”) grasp is that neither you nor any of your fellow rabid left-wingers are able to list a coward-in-chief Biden accomplishment, instead attempting to avoid the subject and Biden’s treachery. If you want to educate anyone, you’ll need to start listing some facts, not Democrat talking points, fake news, or lies. BTW, where’s that definition of “compact obstructionism”? If you don’t know the definition, you may not want to use it.

Jorg

TY: Didn't you understand my previous answer either? How many times do I have to explain the obvious to you, before you get it? I have some memories from tutoring math challenged kids ...

Terence Y

Jorg, speaking of challenged… Still no dementia Joe accomplishment. Still no definition of compact obstructionism. I expect your failure, like Biden and his failing jobs report, runaway inflation, porous border, to name a few. See, it’s not hard to list obvious Biden accomplishments. BTW, I’ve probably forgotten more math than you’ll ever learn.

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