Terrie Barrie: Editorial on the mark


To the editor:

Your editorial, "Mud-slinging seasons starts," was right on the mark. I wish to offer some valuable Web sites that may help voters check out the facts themselves.

First place to start is the candidates' Web site.

Mr. Ghirardelli, in Friday's letter to the editor, stated that Sen. Obama does support the veterans. Voters can check out the number of veteran-related legislation introduced by either presidential candidate since 2007 at http://thomas.loc.gov.

You also can get a feel of the types of issues that are of great concern to the candidates there.

It is unfortunate that mud-slinging ads are so prevalent during an election.

But, voters can check out the accuracy of the assertions and news articles at www.factcheck.org. According to the Web site, they are a nonpartisan, nonprofit, consumer advocate for voters that aims to reduce the level of deception and confusion in U.S. politics.

We monitor the factual accuracy of what is said by major U.S. political players in the form of TV ads, debates, speeches, interviews, and news releases.

Take the time to research the facts. And then take the time to vote.

Terrie Barrie


oldsage 8 years, 6 months ago

Speaking of Truth- O -Meter I saw an interview of Obama with George Stephanopoulos the other day where Obama stated he had considered a military career and added that had graduated from high school in 1979 and registered with the selective service at that time.

Sorry there buddy boy, that is a flat out lie! There was no registration with selective service in 1979! What is really cool about that lie is everyone, at least all the males his age know he lied because they did not have to register themselves. Those of us who enlisted, registered for the draft and/or served in the military have keen memories of those experiences. Obama has no such memory and is a gratuitous liar because no one would have held it against him for not registering for something that did not exist at the time.


DV8 8 years, 6 months ago

The Selective Service was ended in 1975. It was reinstated in July of 1980. It is possible that he signed up a year after graduation. The human mind does blur some things after a couple decades.


lonelyone 8 years, 6 months ago

What I don't get is, who cares how many houses McCain owns?? Does him having 6 or 7 houses or maybe more, make his unfit to be President? They both worry me, but how many houses one of them owns is not part of my worry!!


AltitudeAdjustment 8 years, 6 months ago

I think Obama is a good guy. I think if he is elected president he will not likely have a good presidency because he won't be able to reach past is believe that the Republicans are the cause of social ills and not a product of it. I believe he will be sucked into the world of politics more and more and push the Republicans further away, so much none will be willing to work with him. Is McCain telling any more half truths than Obama is? No! Obama is just crying foul harder. As a result, he will look like a bigger hypocrit when he is caught in his own falsifications (can anyone say Hilary and sniper fire?). I registered a couple days after I turned 18. Years later I still remember filling out the card and I didn't even go to Harvard. So McCain can't remember how many houses he owns. I know guys who are middle class who own numerous rentals and if they had to give you an answer of how many houses they own they couldn't tell you off the top of their head. Atleast McCain can remember his military record and that was 40 years ago, not 20.


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