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POSTED: Tuesday, April 16, 2013 - 6:42pm

UPDATED: Saturday, May 11, 2013 - 10:22am

The immigration bill was supposed to be deliberated today by the "Gang of Eight," or nine, whatever.

I don't care.

Luckily, their big event to smile like "Cheshire Cats," has been postponed to a later date in lieu of what happened in the city of Boston.

I also saw the "Toomey-Machin Gun Bill," is not flying the way Democrats thought it would, but right now, I don't care.

I do care about this, finding out what happened in Boston.

Those other two problems can be put on the back burner for a while.

Let's let the strutting like "Banty Rooster" politicians take a back seat to some good old fashioned police work.

Let's fix the problem we had in Boston yesterday.

Now, the real heroes go to work finding the bad guy or bad guys and let's see who perpetrated the cowardly act killing three people, including a child, and hurting almost 200 fellow Americans at a very vulnerable moment.

The problem right now with, so many news outlets, is they have to fill the void of time.

They first thing you hear is "Let's not have any speculation."

Then, the rest of the program is filled with speculation.

Right now, no one who what happened, but soon we will find out.

Some commentators are already trying to pin this act on the side or people they don't like.

Consider that when you make a viewing choice next time.

I ask you to pray for the people affected by these explosions in Boston and pray for the United States of America.

That's my point of view, what's yours?

You can email me at pov@ketknbc.com or Facebook me at KETK Neal Barton.

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Look dumber than dirt Charles, a State within these United States of America can NOT file for any type of bankruptcy protection no matter what their debt is. Are you too stupid to know that or what? Chapter 9 of the U.S. bankruptcy code allows individuals and municipalities (cities, towns, villages, etc.) to declare bankruptcy.For one thing, states are said to have sovereign immunity. Boy are you stupid charles or Katie, which ever you are tonight.

jpttm, katie, chuck...you are not winning this one...and if katie and chuck are, at the very least; together, or chuck is posting using 2 names, you do represent a majority in Texas (some who are vocal, others who just think the way ranting militia types do), but you do not represent the majority of intelligent, peace-loving, rational and patriotic Americans who respect the UNITED States of America. If you want a united state of Texas, push the petition, build the fence, and shut up about it!!

As you explain, the problem is not my living in your fascist UNITED socialist states, it's you living in MY Texas. And when you leave, take your airport groping, patriot act supporting, Homeland gestapo with you.

Thais the republican conservative movements airport groping, patriot act supporting, Homeland gestapo. The reoubs controled both houses and your beloved "GOD" george W signed it into law.

Have to tell you, chuck...we laughed until we nearly cried over the post above...re-read it over and over and realize the cancer of hatred for all things not chuck is going to eat you up...bless your heart, chuck, and know that you're now on my prayer list asking God to soften your heart, temper your rhetoric, and make you a more peaceful person.

According to your way of thinking charles contracts mean nothing. According to you, If I have a loan with you for an automobile and the food, electric bill, water bill, gas bills all go up but my income does not then I should be able to stop paying you for the loan being that the economy is so bad so I will advocated fiscal conservatism in my own home. The contract that I have with you would mean nothing correct charles?

Dumber than dirt charles !!!

What's with the celebrations over the killing and capture of the bomber bros? That's not who WE are as a people, nowadays it's what media is promoting in America. I first saw these staged for media celebrations after Osama was killed in front of the Whitehouse. I'm reminded of Operation Ajax or Arab Spring where we pay kids to protest. After Oswald was captured or McVeigh executed we were somber in sorrow for the victims, never elated over the death of their killers. Americans had decorum.

Guess you agree with the T-Publicans that the pensions for our military should also be turned over to the wall street crooks too, right charles.

charles,when a person elects to risk their lives to receive a paycheck and a pension that is promised then the Republicans should not try to renig on the deal. That is the same as you contracting with a roofer to re-roof your home and he says he will do the job for $4,000. 00 and lunch so you feed him lunch and when he has finished the job you say I do not owe you anything because I feed you lunch. You and the Republicans are just a bunch of back stabbers to the working stiff.

Okay, folks...apparently, the posters shouting foul are ready for the ultimate solution...guns in every single home, armed military personnel on every street corner, guns holstered but at the ready on every person over 15, razor wire mandatory around every house, drones circling overhead, cameras on every rural/small town/big city street, police forces numbering 2 cops for every citizen, neighbor spying on neighbor, security checks & citizen vigilante militias everywhere...so much for freedom..

I know in Oklahoma 1995 everyone suspected some type of foreign group, when all along it was all-American boy Timothy McVeigh.

NOW that we know tinks who it was, I guess you're pretty let-down it wasn't an All American boy, huh?

I find it sad that it was an American citizen who had anything to do with it. Why would I be let down? I just think the media rushes to certain conclusions based on pure conjecture. The authorities arrested the wrong person for the Ricin mailings. The authorities thought Mexican or AB killed the two prosecutors in Kaufman county, when all along it was a Republican elected (disgraced) official. Richard Jewel anyone?

And I'll always believe the Clintons were behind him.

If anyone was behind McVeigh, it was some kind of right-wing militia group. There's a group in Oklahoma that was associated with him, but no federal agency ever really investigated it. Every time the FBI starts to investigate the milita groups, the Republican congressmen go nuts and they have to back off. McVeigh was something of a loner. Clinton had his faults, but this he did not do. Now Dick Cheney....there's another story.

When Joe Kennedy began smuggling Irish whiskey into America during prohibition, he sent the ships back to Ireland loaded with guns and ammunition for the Irish Republican Army. You may remember the IRA, they planted bombs all over London and in the Protestant quarters of Belfast. Never heard anyone call the Kennedy's a terrorist support group.

I know in Pakistan last week more women and children were killed by drones then in Boston and all along it was the Kenyan boy, Barach Obama.

How many women and children were killed by drones in Pakistan last week charles? Do you know for sure, if so post a link to the figures? If you can't come up with the proof for everyone to see, then I guess we will all know that you are nothing more than sorry liar. Right charles?

Also charles, post a link to the birth certificat for that Kenyan boy, that is certified by the Kenyan Government.

Hey, everyone...chuck is a bald-faced liar who wouldn't know the truth if it hit him in the face...this joker still believes the lie that our President is not an American by birth (oh, yes he is!), and probably still believes in the tooth fairy, aliens, that beer doesn't make you drunk and/or fat, Santa Claus (sorry, kids), and every single word that comes our of the mouths of serial liars beck, hannity, fat rush, faux news, etc. Pathetic, mindless, dispicable, sad, and probably lonely = chuck.

More children were killed in Waco than died at Sandy Hook.

Are you sure about that charles? How many children were killed in Waco charles?

Dumber than dirt Don, I'm as sure about that as I am you should have been wrapped in toilette paper when you were born.

At Waco, the government killed 28 children and 55 adults:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/David_Koresh
At Sandy Hook a crazy person killed 20 children and 6 adults:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sandy_Hook_Elementary_School_shooting

WOW charles came up with some FACTS, There is a first time for everything but that does not excuse all of the other lies that you have posted charles. Still waiting for How many women and children were killed by drones in Pakistan last week charles as you posted above?
Dumber than Dirt Charles !!!

All I ever hear is talk, talk, talk. Incessant talk. Why is it we are always caught by surprise? We have spent billions on security and the enemies go down and buy some nails, ball bearings, pressure cookers and blow us to pieces. The bombs were designed to inflict the maximum amount of deaths just as iin 9-11. Seems America refuses to see the truth of what is happening to them. Wake up America.

I'm not at all clear on " the truth of what happening to us". We live in a free society. People get mad and commit terrorist acts. Sometimes it's homegrown and sometimes by foreigners. Tim McVeigh killed all those little kids and laughingly described it as "collateral damage". You bet I was surprised by his assessment.

I never saw a smile from McVeigh and never heard an apology from Reno.

McVeigh was a pure sociopath who wanted to make a point about something but mostly just wanted to kill a lot of people. He didn't care much who it was. He got a taste of it in the first Desert Storm and decided he really liked it. Like Eric Rudolph, people need to think it over before they make him some kind of anti-government martyr. I'm not a fan of Janet Reno's policies. I find that documentary that comes on cable regarding Waco extremely disturbing. McVeigh is still an evil sociopath.

Katie, that's the best post you've ever written !!! Did you ever hit the nail on the head. You're absolutely correct; Talk, Talk, Talk, Spend, Spend, more laws, fewer freedoms, airport groping, Email reading, phone call listening, facial ID, hearings over magazine size, Homeland fascist, and after all of that some Kook with a pressure cooker terrorizes a nation. I also agree with neal for once, media is a contributing partner to the terrorist's action.

That is nice of you charles to COMPLIMENT your wife on her post, but can't you just tell her face to face without posting it here? Just asking being both of you have the same IP address or are you both Katie and charles, like as in a split personality or cross dresser?

Neal, you should proof read your work before posting it or the only "PERFECT" thing that GOD has on this earth is right here in East Texas and will correct you. Its name is Charles.
"Right now, no one who what happened, but soon we will find out". Also while you are now supporting the "REAL HEROS", please talk to your Republican buddies and try to stop them from taking the HERO"S pension money and turning it over to wall street crooks. Pray for the people affected by these explosions in Boston

The real hero's yesterday were the bystanders who came to the aid of the fallen, the guy who after he had just completed the marathon, picked-up the little girl wounded and carried her four blocks to an ambulance, the woman who ran from the clothing store with belts to be used as tourniquets for those with severed limbs, the everyday people not seasoned to the gruesome scene who took action anyway. Those are the real hero's Don, and their only pension is that they know they did the right thing.

I agree that they too are HEROS but according to this article, Neal was speaking of those in uniform who risk their lives EVERY DAY.

When a person elects to risk their life to receive a paycheck then they are as much hero as a minister who declares himself a saint. It's their job. The praise afforded first responders as heros is justified in that they perform a heroic task for which they have trained and prepared, but the truck driver is 8 times more likely to be killed than the fireman. Unlike you Don, the true hero's amongst us never consider themselves as one, nor would they demand a lifetime of extraordinary compensation.

Where are the stats on the truck drivers charles, I can not find any data to support your claim?

Dumber than dirt Don, here you go fool, just one of thousands of entries you couldn't find. Even Taxi drivers have a more dangerous job than yours was, which doesn't even make it into the top 10. One thing you've demonstrated to all that read these posts, your job required no intelligence.
http://www.usnews.com/news/articles/2012/09/20/the-10-deadliest-jobs-in-...

When a person elects to risk their lives to receive a paycheck and a pension that is promised then the Republicans should not try to renig on the deal. That is the same as you contracting with a roofer to re-roof your home and he says he will do the job for $4,000. 00 and lunch so you feed him lunch and when he has finished the job you say I do not owe you anything because I feed you lunch. You and the Republicans are just a bunch of back stabbers to the working stiff.

Dumber than dirt Don, when an economy is so bad that a community is forced into bankruptcy then, what blame is it of the party which advocated fiscal conservatism ? In truth, neither party determines economic policy when the fed.res. is allowed to print money into worthlessness. Under their policies you are either robbed by inflation or taxed into poverty. As far as being cheated on your contract, in the private sector we have a saying; "when a deal sounds too good to be true ..."

According to your way of thinking charles contracts mean nothing. According to you, If I have a loan with you for an automobile and the food, electric bill, water bill, gas bills all go up but my income does not then I should be able to stop paying you for the loan being that the economy is so bad so I will advocated fiscal conservatism in my own home. The contract that I have with you would mean nothing correct charles?

Look dumber than dirt Don, it's not my way of thinking, it's not a community's way of thinking, it's a fact of life that you can't squeeze blood from a turnip. Republicans didn't lie to you, the community didn't lie to you; the whole concept that taxpayers could provide you a life of grandeur no matter how much government spent is a failed concept. When the Texas economy buckles under Obamacare you'd better have another job. A guy of your intelligence would make a great ditch digger.

A contract is a contract and when one side tries to back out it is a lie and the republicans are the liars especialy when they are attempting to shift those pension tax dollars to the pockets of political donors who work on wall street and to pork projects like the formula one race track in Austin built with tax dollars for a company in Itily.

When you grow a brain then read-up on bankruptcy law.

A state in the United states can not file bankruptcy charles better read the bankruptcy law yourself and the U.S Supreme Court ruling on bankruptcy by a soverign state.

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