John Ransom

Robert G Munck wrote: "Trolls will be here after the mail and they cash their welfare checks."- We [trolls] all have direct deposit. - in response to The Hypocrisy of Dopes

Dear Robert,

You guys use direct deposit?

So how much is it worth to liberals to have money directly deposited to their account, immediately available for withdrawal, and obviate the need for making a trip to the bank?

Or is that just another innovation that saves consumers time and money that greedy Wall Street bankers should be paying you for?

I’ll have more to say about this below.     

Brad wrote: I don't have a party. I've been an independent since the first time I voted in 1978. I just believe the national Republican Party went off the deep end in 2002. - in response to The Hypocrisy of Dopes

Dear Brad,

Couldn’t agree more as to spending for the GOP.

But at least the GOP has a deep end. The depth finder can’t find the bottom for the Democrats right now.

I’m not a big fan of either party at times, but if you were a Republican before, I can’t believe that somehow the policies the Democrats have advocated since 2002 have spoken to you. If you are going to come here and pretend that you are a conservative who has been turned off by the party then you should give us some examples, so we can judge if you are a single issue nut job or a liberal nut job masquerading in conservative drag.

Rich wrote: I see true liberal is here today, but where are his cohorts; baggerturd, speedicut, lilly, etc.? Did they get arrested over the weekend protesting in Boston, or are they just out cashing their welfare checks? Must say it is rather harmonious on TH without them. - in response to The Hypocrisy of Dopes

Dear Rich,

Nope. I’m not being very tolerant with message board hijackers.

I’m cool with everyone who comes here and wants to debate the actual issues at hand- folks like Illinois Roy, Lilly, Lon, etc.

But those people who cut and paste off-topic posts that start “I was talking with a Teabagger the other day about the time Republicans shot John F. Kennedy…” or “Why do we even allow Russian Literature Majors to VOTE in this country?” “How come you can’t write about the pending Free Trade Agreements?”

The standard editorial practice at THFn is “When in doubt, strike it out.”

John Ransom

John Ransom’s writings on politics and finance have appeared in the Los Angeles Business Journal, the Colorado Statesman, Pajamas Media and Registered Rep Magazine amongst others. Until 9/11, Ransom worked primarily in finance as an investment executive for NYSE member firm Raymond James and Associates, JW Charles and as a new business development executive at Mutual Service Corporation. He lives in San Diego. You can follow him on twitter @bamransom.