jason2007 (Jason Bailey)

Follow

Comment history

What's your reaction to U.S. involvement in Libya?

Why not Darfur? Why not Syria? Why not go into any out of the dozens of countries where a government is grossly oppressing its people via gestapo tactics and slaughter? People like those in this column amaze me at the ineptitude of the American people in seeing through a ruse.

The ruse is, there is political gain to be had at going into Libya. This has nothing to do with oppression by a dictator -- case in point, we'd be in Syria and Darfur. Haven't you guys learned anything yet about our government? If there is not a political advancement to be made regarding careers and strategic alliances, we do nothing. Lives of people are secondary to aspirations of power and control.

The fact that Obama spoke and it alleviated anyone's concerns is laughable. I don't care if it was a Republican doing the talking...we have seen that speeches in front of the cameras are vapid, empty rhetoric that has no reflection of reality. Just look at the campaign promises from 2008....vapid rhetoric...across the board.

April 2, 2011 at 4:33 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Have you been tuning in to the NCAA Tournament?

Ideas for future Point of View questions:

1) Do you breathe?

2) Have you ever ate at a restaurant?

3) Which substance is better for road pavement, quicksand or asphalt?

March 23, 2011 at 10:09 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

Traffic study finds new streets not needed for intermediate school

ClarkKent: I live in the school district but outside of city limits...there is a difference.

And....it's good to see there are others who agree that reform is needed before another dollar is extracted from my pocket and handed over to the school district.

March 18, 2011 at 7:12 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

Traffic study finds new streets not needed for intermediate school

*Sniff, sniff* My feelings have been forever trampled.

Since you are the paragon of insight into a person's soul and know exactly how informed and educated I am from across the keyboard, perhaps your talents would best be used in Langley, VA by our CIA. They could use a person of your obvious gifts!

March 17, 2011 at 3:45 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Traffic study finds new streets not needed for intermediate school

It's "you're" not your. Public Education has struck again.

March 17, 2011 at 1:14 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Traffic study finds new streets not needed for intermediate school

Do you dream about me at night? The level of obsession with my "negativity" and "griping" is almost frightening. If I bug you so badly, ignore me.

March 17, 2011 at 12:17 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Traffic study finds new streets not needed for intermediate school

You've checked into the looney ward now. I have no idea how you extrapolated my critical response to your supposition into me challenging your 1st amendment rights but...wow.

I'll try go slower this time: the vocalization of a concern does not equal griping. The enacting of a personal agenda does not equal progress or "good" involvement. The Founders of our nation may have been "doers" but for each man at Independence Hall signing that document declaring our freedom from England, there were thousands of people vocalizing their discontent in various ways. Were all of those people "gripers"? In your world, they were.

March 17, 2011 at 12:11 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Traffic study finds new streets not needed for intermediate school

A message board is only one avenue by which a concern is voiced. I regularly write my representatives in both state and federal governments and attend county commissioner meetings (I don't actually live in the city so my preferred involvement in local govt is at the county level). I volunteer in non-profit causes to the point where I am almost over-committed.

I tweet to my congress reps, I've even been known to make a beeline to them after they finish shaking hands in the LV CO parade on election years to "bend their ears" a bit.

I just don't get how some people respond to critical observations and valid concerns with "get involved!" Who in the world are they (Only1, I'm looking at you) to judge anyone's level of involvement based on a message board post? Seems quite arrogant to me.

And before I forget, School Bond = No, in the absence of any meaningful education reform.

March 17, 2011 at 12:07 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Traffic study finds new streets not needed for intermediate school

Only1: You are beginning to sound like a broken record. This nation has historically been a nation of people's voices rising up to enact change. Our representative form of govt is based on people listening to their constituents and acting on behalf of these constituents. Each and every person who has a concern does NOT need to be a councilman, senator, governor, whatever, in order to raise concerns. The worse type of government (at any level) is a group of people who each have a personal agenda--and that is basically what you propose. If you have a concern, get into government and enact it.

Wrong.

A concern may motivate a person to run for office but once there, our REPRESENTATIVE form of government demands that each person listen to their constituents. I do not want a bunch of elected officials running around with axes to grind.

March 17, 2011 at 10:36 a.m. ( | suggest removal )