Mean spirited zealot should look in the mirror

December 30, 2014
Date written: 12/27/14
Written to: editor, Santa Cruz Sentinel
Reason for rebuttal: memorial for my recently deceased father, Harry J. Davis, a big fan of Krauthammer's

           Peter Nichols in the December 26 opinion page stated Charles Krauthammer is "not bound by any commitment to truth...and has almost nothing in common with Santa  Cruz."
        Wikipedia noted that Krauthammer was a highly successful psychiatrist before turning to political commentary--initially as a liberal in the early '80s, then a moderate, now a conservative (his metamorphosis caused, he says, by his training as a doctor—if the treatment’s not working, don’t keep using it!).  He's won a Pulitzer Prize for commentary and his recent book is a best seller.  Many powerful people on both sides of our crazy political fence consider him a brilliant and highly influential commentator.  He’s done all this from a wheelchair.  This is the man Mr. Nichols calls a mean spirited, right-wing zealot?
           I do hope most people in this county and country welcome the sage and unique advice of an intelligent man who continues to choose his own political path, regardless of the mean-spirited opinions of true political zealots.


Beginning VoteKISS Blog

December 30, 2014
Everyone else seems like they're blogging their personal thoughts online these days; I thought I'd start posting my thoughts on political opinions, events, and ideas I come across that spark a response from me.  I'll go back through my computer files and post old letters to the editor, etc. to get a handle on where I was and where I am now.

I currently feel this is all a waste of time and nothing a "small" person can say or do will influence world events.  But like my son-in-law, Sani Obhodas ...
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About Me

Laurel LaFramboise I'm 66 years old in 2020! I'm coming to accept that I'll make no earth-shattering accomplishments in my life, having tried (and failed) at launching some pretty far-fetched ideas (like VoteKISS), projects (like running for US Senator), and career moves (like raising and butchering meat birds). I've (almost) been content to be my grandchildren's baby sitter for the last 6 years, but hubby's retired and wants me by his side now that the grandchildren are no longer babies. So we've begun the life of Snowbirds (winter in FL, summer in VT). NEVER know what you'll be when you grow up!