Monday, August 11, 2008

A letter from the President (ours)

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Thank you Mr. President!

One of the good things about raising two Chinese-born, All-American-girls in the People’s Republic of Amherst is there's never a shortage of “Americans behaving badly” to cite as examples of how not to act.

But Amherst is also full of positive role models--who cherish and defend the American freedoms so very many take for granted.

He Ping.

19 comments:

Anonymous said...

Congrats Larry! Thats greeat! Very happy for you. Keep up the good work!

O'Reilly said...

Jada is as cut as a bug's ear.

Isn't it peculiar that the Certificate of Citizenship is engraved with a pattern that is similar to our paper currency?

I wish George hadn't invaded Iraq. I have a hard time looking him in the eye, not because of the bad judgment but because he deceived us as a requisite for gaining our approval: he manufactured our consent. I noticed the creamy-colored white house stationary that's been in the news lately... google George Tenet creamy White House stationary.

LarryK4 said...

Yeah, the Feds take this certificate stuff very seriously (as they do with money).

I purposely offset the photo to only show half the original document because in the lower left corner it states in RED:
"It is punishable by U.S. LAW to copy, print or photograph this certificate, without lawful authority."

But I still managed to show her date of birth, and somebody in the legal profession emailed me worried about Identify Theft. So I just reshot the photo.

Anonymous said...

I don't think that there's a person in town who would disagree with your first paragraph.... behaving badly indeed. My guess is that they each have a different set of people to point to (get it?).

In your second paragraph you again seem to forget that one of our freedoms is freedom to protest. I don't know as much histary as you but I thought that the Revolutionary war had something to do with protesting. Would you have objected to those protests too.

Anonymous said...

Yes, freedom to protest, without stepping on the toes of thosse that would like to hold a parade that honors those that gave their lives to help others maintain freedom for this Country and those that gave their lives on 9/11, the day that Twin Towers fell, due to some idiots that truly want to destroy our freedom of speech and freedom to live. Wake up.

Until later.......................

LarryK4 said...

The Boston Tea Party had something to do with protest...the Revolutionary War, like all wars, was about killing.

Anonymous said...

so i still don't get it. Is protesting a war thats about killing a million iraq people a good thing or a bad thing.

anonymous 2 said...

The revolutionary war was about throwing off the tyranny of the monarchy and forming a new government.

No one said protesters can't protest on July 4th in Amherst. They can but they won't organize their own event. They want to the town to force the Parade Committee to waive its first amendment right of association.

Why must protest advocates compel the Parade Committee to accept protesters when the Parade Committee has the Constitutional right of association? If I were on the Parade Committee, I would not. If I had a vote, I'd say NO to protesters in the July 4 Parade Committee Parade. If I had a vote, I'd tell the protest advocates to get organize an event for themselves and other like minded residents.

Protesters could quite ably organize their own even but they choose not to. I hope it goes to court because then we'd hear them whine about an unjust judiciary. They would lose for SURE.

Whine or protest? Organize an event. Express yourselves. take some initiative.

Anonymous said...

are you guys STILL talking about that dumb parade thing, I wasn't. OITHROA jabs people that protest anything anywhere I think like the people that protest every week on the common.

Anonymous said...

Larry, you gave me an idea.
Why not protest for a new form of government, in Amherst? Aren't you tired of this Rulership that we are now living under?

Until later.................

Anonymous said...

Amherst isnt going to change. Maybe people who really don't understand that freedom to protest is an underlying tenet of democracy and who have no patiance for the people of Amherst should consider moving to a place with more than a handful of likeminded people.

Anonymous 2 said...

Maybe people who really don't understand that freedom to protest is an underlying tenet of democracy and who have no patiance for the people of Amherst should consider moving

This is your "maybe" argument. You sound so aggrieved. How old are you?

If protest is an underlying tenet, than protesting protest is too.

No one say you can't protest, the first amendment right of association says you can protest as a marcher in a parade the Parade Committee organizes, unless they change their policy. Beside, you can protest on the side of the road when the parade passes or you can organize a parade in which you can protest as a marcher or you can move, or you can move to a town that doesn't respect the first amendment and right of association.

The country was not based on the right to protest, it was based on the right to protest the government. The monarchy would punish people who criticized the government. "Patience" is spelled with an "e". Shut your pie hole or talk to the hand because I'm done with you.

LarryK4 said...

Move where? South Hadley, perhaps.

Anonymous said...

to anon 2...before you go-- that's what I love about this country and some people in amherst in particuler--tolerance of differing points of view. By the way, then is spelled with an e, not an a. I guess the jokes on you.

LarryK4 said...

So let me get this straight Anon (let’s call you Anon 1): you have the balls to talk about “tolerance of differing points of view-- but you want me to move out of Amherst?

And you resort to the juvenile retort about spelling “then” or “than” (that I can never keep straight…or is it strait?) And should the question mark be inside the parentheses?

Spelling matters most if it is somebody’s NAME and you are a reporter or public official formally responding to that individual.

The Internet is a different arena.

anonymous 2 said...

Anonymous (anon 1) is all about tolerance for different points of view when he's talking about other people's tolerance for his point of view... but when he disagrees with someone else's point of view, the first thing out of his mouth is how they ought to move out of town...

Ass meet hole: [T]hat's what I love about this country and some people in Amherst in particular--tolerance of differing points of view.

When are the whinny titty-babies going to get off their asses and organize a protest rally for July 4, 2009 or at least get Shaffer to do it for them and the Town of Amherst to pay for it?

LarryK4 said...

And I suspect by the use of phraseology (not to be confused with spelling) “and some people in Amherst” that he (not to be sexist--but assholes are usually male) does not even live or pay taxes here.

Although…he may play golf at Cherry Hill.

Anonymous said...

Did Jada get a picture of President Bush and stickers from his dog Barney too?
My high schooler just did! An ARHS teacher mailed letters (that were completed for a history class assignment)to the president.

Knowing my daughter (and unaware of the class project) I was quite worried when I saw the "Thank you for your comments" letter and the photo of President Bush on my kitchen table! LOL

LarryK4 said...

Yikes! A mass mailer from the People's Republic of Amherst to President Bush.

I'm sure they scanned it for anthrax and such.

No, we didn't get stickers from his dog or even a photo. Bummer!