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12/4/2012 1:13:00 PM
Letter: Yes, Mr. Bond, let’s blame Christians and Republicans


Sheesh. John Bond in a recent screed has attempted to tell us why the Republicans lost the presidential election. We know Mr. Bond. We get it. You’re side won!

Our side has four more years to sit on the sidelines and observe the shrinking values, economic stability and world opinion of our “unexceptional” country. Who will be blamed for four more years of poor results?

Let’s blame “religious fanaticism.” How dare those religious people try to say a prayer at a sporting event or graduation ceremony. And, how about those offensive Christmas displays at this time of the year.

Only “holiday trees” should be lit. One thing that was done to show those religious fanatics was to remove any references to God in the Democratic Party Platform.

Your column of 24.5 column inches only used the “race card” 14 times.

But the best part of your diatribe were the words: “In conclusion.”

Bill Dwyer


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Reader Comments

Posted: Tuesday, December 11, 2012
Article comment by: Mr. John A Bonds New Book

Mr. Bond, Can I have a copy of your book also? I'm running out of toilet paper! Thank you very much.

Posted: Friday, December 7, 2012
Article comment by: Bond is a prophet not a messiah

John A. Bond has repeatedly and publicly stated in writing that he considers himself to be a prophet.

He believes he can predict the future. Moreover, he arrogantly believes he is morally superior to you.

But no matter. Whether you use the term prophet or messiah, it's still delusional.

However, the insight posted below that Phil Falbo is his acolyte I found to be particularly appropriate and entertaining. What a duo!

Posted: Friday, December 7, 2012
Article comment by: John A. Bond

@ Ima Dreamer:

In rereading your post, [I needed a good laugh], I discovered something in your post very disturbing to me.

How did YOU know my latest book, "The Devil is a Rich Republican" was so titled.

Only I and the publisher are supposed to be privy to that information.

Although, the title actually is "The Devil is a Rich Republican: Between the Devil and the Deep Blue Sea, Neoconservatism Versus Democracy" with a subtitle, "How the GOP devolved into a fascist party/cult dominated by extremism".

Even my book titles are verbose.

Send me an e mail with your physical address and I will send you signed copy of my latest book as soon as it is print.

Posted: Thursday, December 6, 2012
Article comment by: M J

Re: Ima Dreamer
U give j bond too much credit ...... 3 stapled double spaced pages from a home computer DOES NOT constitute a "book". It is just a very small monument to ego!


Posted: Thursday, December 6, 2012
Article comment by: M J

Re: J bond
so original of U
I must have hit a nerve there

Posted: Thursday, December 6, 2012
Article comment by: John A. Bond

# horsefeathers:

So, I take it that all of those 600,000+ untallied votes comprised of early votes and provisional ballots have all been counted now, correct?

As for the other issues, I abide in the philosophical realm. My only mission is to speak truth to power and make truth available to others.

I do not concern myself with such mundane things as political appointments.

Posted: Thursday, December 6, 2012
Article comment by: Horsefeathers, Mr. Bond

We all understand your urge to rally the troops after the Democrats' crushing defeat in Arizona. But shouldn't you be applying your prodigious analytic abilities to more immediate problems?

For instance, your President desperately needs help finding a more suitable Secretary of State than the preppy husband of a Heinz Heiress or the daughter of privilege who couldn't manage to use the education her parents bought her to decipher the Benghazi message.

Who but you can guide Obama out from under Joe Biden's thumb and help him select a legitimate U.S. Attorney General?

Tell us, oh ancient one, where can the current administration find a better spook than General Petraeus? Could a new Secretary of Health and Human Services save single mothers making more than $35,000 from losing their employer-paid family health benefits? Got any ideas for Treasury?


Posted: Thursday, December 6, 2012
Article comment by: No, Ura Nightmare

Ima, forget that verbose commie liberal socialist John, is your book out yet?

Given the deep thought you obviously put into that attempted put-down of John and I, you are now my new hero.

Wow, such creativity! such biting sarcasm! such word crafting!

Duly rebuked, I shall now skulk off into the depths of my imitative left-wing ingratiating ignorance and despair and resume being one of my much more independent, rational alter-ego personas, either Dale Gohr, m j, or John McMillian.


Posted: Thursday, December 6, 2012
Article comment by: Mary Jane

What the GOP should be acutely concerned about is that the next election will be between two white people. The hillbilly 'I'll-only-voter-fer-ya-iffen-yer-white' crowd will not be influenced by GOP race-mongers and therefore it will be harder to convince them to vote against their own best interests just to make the white house, white! The days of GOP corporate lobbyists dictating policy for the benefit of their
bankster, wall st. plutocrat masters is waning.

There is no amount of fear-mongering class warfare tactics you can muster that will convince the masses to give all their wealth to the fascist elites and then take whatever pittance they deem necessary to placate them

Posted: Thursday, December 6, 2012
Article comment by: John A. Bond

@ MJ:

I am reading your entire post and it is so ------ZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZzzzzzz!

Oops! Sorry, I dropped off there for a moment. As I was saying your post,particulary the part about ------ZZZZZZZZZZZzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz!

Darn! Nodded off again! Anyway, not only the part about ------ZZZZZZZZZZZZZZzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz!

Geez! I can hardly stay awake. No matter, as I was saying that part in your post about-------ZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZzzzzzzzzzzzz!

Golly! I just cannot stay awake as I try to make my way through your post. I cannot imagine why. t I really do like that part in your post about-----ZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz!

Posted: Thursday, December 6, 2012
Article comment by: John A. Bond

@ Ima Dreamer:

Very nice psuedonym. I suspect you are jealous. Not only of my brilliant analysis of the defeat of Mitt Romney but everyone else, including Phil Falbo.

How do you know that "I" am not "parroting" the words of Mr. Falbo and many others who post on this site?

What makes you think I am the "Messiah"? I never claimed divinity for myself. I never even claimed to be a Demigod.

It must be the divine nature of my comments that leads you to the inescapable conclusion in your mind that I am the "Messiah".

I hereby refute that allegation. I forthrightly deny any claim to divinity.

Frankly, if I were the long awaited "Messiah" I would most definitely change things in the world.

There is considerable disputation over the coming of the "Messiah". Christians believe he has already been here and await his return.

Hebrews believe the "Messiah" has not yet arrived and they are still waiting for his first coming.

Other religions do not even recognize the concept of a "Messiah".

So, while I appreciate you were being sarcastic, and I appreciate the powerful spritual effect my comments have upon you, it might be better if you focus your attention upon the issue at hand.

That issue is whether or not my analysis to the ignominious defeat of GOP candidate was correct and whether Mr. Dwyer's reaction to it was valid or merely a highly emotional and reactionary response to his perception that I had attacked Christians and Christianity.

Of course, I did no such thing, but I do understand that those extremely sensitive to any expressions of opposition to religious fanaticism might mistakenly ass-u-me that I was challenging the validity of the Christian faith.

I did no such thing. I stand by my analysis and I await a cessation of personal attacks by those who are ready, willing and able to refute my analysis concerning the reasons for the defeat of GOP standard bearer Mitt Romney.

Posted: Thursday, December 6, 2012
Article comment by: John A. Bond

Mr. Dwyer:

While brevity is not my forte, I will endeavor to be brief in deference to your obvious expression of outrage concerning my brilliant and somewhat exhaustive analysis of the 2012 election.

Therefore, let me say that I am honor bound to tell you the truth. An old adage says, “You can lead a horse to water, but you cannot make it drink.”

I lead you to the truth and I set that truth before you for your consideration. I can do nothing more than that. Ultimately, your decision to accept or reject that truth is beyond my control.

Any offense you feel as a result of my analysis stems from factors within you that have nothing to do with me. Your acceptance or rejection of the truth is a personal matter for you and you alone to deal with and I can only hope that the truth penetrates whatever obstacles you put in place to prevent it from touching you.

Quite often, when presented with the truth, someone living in denial about that truth experiences a very profound and deeply felt guttural reaction to it.

This happens because somewhere deep in the subconscious mind of that person the truth penetrates beyond the conscious level of the individual and it strikes a cord in them so deep and so persistent that it causes a reaction to it.

Usually, in such a person, the reaction is initially a negative one because the origins of the discomfiture caused by the presented truth reside in the subconscious mind of the person and have been repressed in order to live in denial about that truth.

Therefore, while I can understand your initial negative reaction to my truthful letter, I am in no way responsible for it. Hopefully, as time goes by and you come to terms with the truth in my letter, your negative emotions will be replaced by positive spiritual feelings that will touch your heart and open your mind.

That is my sincerest hope for you.

Posted: Thursday, December 6, 2012
Article comment by: Wow M J

Kinda scared for ya. The only thing conveyed by these adolescent diatribes against what you perceive as "the left," being spewed by the writer, yourself, "thank you" below and others here, is the desperate need for professional psychological assistance and tough-love removal of what appear be permanently-installed blinders against basic common sense and education on the evolution of our species...

What you say reveals far far more about yourselves than anything remotely resembling truth...

Posted: Thursday, December 6, 2012
Article comment by: Ima Dreamer

After comparing several recent letters published here, written by Phil Falbo, I suddenly realized that, at last.. John (messiah)Bond has a follower, a true believer. As with any true believer, he use the same inane verbage, parroting the words of his messiah.

Good job John.. Your books must be flying off the bookstore shelves as the world awaits the next installment of your book "The Devil is a Rich Republican" I know Phil checks every day to see if it on the shelf yet.

Posted: Wednesday, December 5, 2012
Article comment by: Slater Slater

When will they ever learn,when will they ever
ever learn.

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