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Pam Hamburg April 15, 2014 at 12:33 pm
What about alcohol? It's just a legal drug, after all. Of course, Prohibition didn't work.Read More Ultimately, this won't either.
Carl Petersen III April 7, 2014 at 03:30 pm
Pam Hamburg April 07, 2014 at 10:16 AM "Carl, I used the word 'assume', meaning I could veryRead More well be wrong. I know all too well that assume is making an ass out of you and me. In this case, I used it properly. You stated: 'Unfortunately, too many people do lack enough logical skills and would really believe that statement.' More than just logic is lacking today, like COMMON SENSE." ____________________________________________________ I guess I gave you more credit than I should have. Why would you assume that the story is true because you did not see it on a hoax site? This simply means that it has not been evaluated. If they had researched the story and found it to be true, then that would be a valid reason to conclude that it was a true story.
Pam Hamburg April 7, 2014 at 06:01 pm
Carl, did you even READ or UNDERSTAND A WORD I WROTE???? NO, it has not been evaluated, no s**tRead More Sherlock. You are obviously a part of the NCS crowd...NO COMMON SENSE. Case closed on my part.
Pam Hamburg April 7, 2014 at 06:02 pm
Oh, and JoeE, you can't tell fact from fiction anymore either. What makes you so special?
sp0t March 31, 2014 at 08:49 am
Great post! It is sad how disconnected we have become with the true definition of words likeRead More "patriot" and "patriotism." "Patriotism" is not measured in terms of religious faith, the volume of ones voice, or a hatred of anti-capitalism. A true Patriot is a person who is willing to stand up and fight for their nation as a whole. Someone who understands that in order for a government to succeed, it must take into account the needs of all its constituents. A person who knows that you can't get everything you want, all of the time. Sadly, I can think of few politicians today who fit this definition.
Carl Petersen III March 31, 2014 at 11:19 am
Thank you John and spOt.
Mark Gunderman March 31, 2014 at 07:18 pm
"Of all the dispositions and habits which lead to political prosperity, religion and moralityRead More are indispensable supports" - George Washington Farewell Address, 1796.
p.carney March 23, 2014 at 08:08 am
I have seen the confusion of 'your' and 'you're' with many other people - even Americans andRead More English. As a former University teacher one of my favourites was 'whether, wether, and weather'. The middle one, wether, actually refers to a 'male sheep', particularly a castrated one, and is old English from 'hwaether'.
Skye Anderson March 23, 2014 at 01:41 pm
And the most misspelled word in the English language is its/it's. I am always astounded when I seeRead More misspellings in print - on T-shirts, in pamphlets, etc. It is so easy to have an English teacher or writer look something over.
Pam Hamburg March 20, 2014 at 10:42 am
I feel that Obamacare is abominable. Except for a handful of items, the rest should be scrapped andRead More rewritten. Your wife's case is one of the good things. No one in a suit who knows nothing about health care should be allowed to deny someone necessary medication, medical devices or anything else. Insurance companies should also not be allowed to exclude coverage due to a pre-existing condition. There should be parity between physical health care and mental health care. There should be no yearly limits on the frequency a patient may visit a psychiatrist or therapist. Big Pharma should be taken down several notches. No one should be told what doctor or practice they are allowed to see. No one should lose their doctor or a health insurance plan that the patient was very satisfied with. No one should be forced by any government to buy health insurance. These are just a few examples. Plenty of bad mixed with the good. I wish your wife well in her health struggles. It's a proven fact that stress exacerbates chronic illnesses. I've learned to remove as much stress out of my life as is humanly possible. This includes toxic-to-me people.
Carl Petersen III April 2, 2014 at 05:37 pm
Fortified- AKA Carlos Danger January 18, 2014 at 06:05 pm "Carl continues to use the termRead More "Teabaggers", after been told many times of the hateful use of that he spits out. You Carl, had a long comment section where people expressed their feelings about this. The "well They called themselves" ...and again Carl, a few did" _________________________________________________________ http://0.tqn.com/d/politicalhumor/1/0/j/L/3/teabagging-jesus-democracy.jpg
Fortified- AKA Carlos Danger April 2, 2014 at 06:17 pm
"The "well They called themselves" ...and again Carl, a few did use it until MSNBCRead More used it in a negative way in 2009"...AND THAT PICK IS FROM 2009....EXACTLY MY POINT!!! http://moronswithsigns.blogspot.com/2009/10/jesus-forgives-you.html
Fortified- AKA Carlos Danger April 2, 2014 at 06:23 pm
And three months later? A half quote to justify your vile hateful speech from the "tolerantRead More left" ?? And as the full quote states, is was used in 2009 until the "tolerant liberals changed the meaning., THE PIC WAS 2009 ________________________________________________......FULL QUOTE:______________________________________ Fortified- AKA Carlos Danger January 18, 2014 at 06:05 pm 1) Phillyboy January 18, 2014 at 02:13 PM "In Hillary's case , Four Americans died. Her response " What difference does it make " TO WHICH CARL ANSWERED___________________________________________________ The gospel according to the Tea Baggers. As you already know this is not her complete quote and taking it out of context changes its meaning. Sort of like "you didn't build that." ___________________________________________________ FACT: This is "her complete quote: ( http://transcripts.cnn.com/TRANSCRIPTS/1301/23/sitroom.03.html ) Carl continues to use the term "Teabaggers", after been told many times of the hateful use of that he spits out. You Carl, had a long comment section where people expressed their feelings about this. The "well They called themselves" ...and again Carl, a few did use it until MSNBC used it in a negative way in 2009. If you want to discuss, stop using it. If you want more mud slinging, and the gutter effect in your blog, you are doing that now. The ones who cry racism all day, but feel completely justified of doing exaclty that against those they hate.
rubberband February 16, 2014 at 07:07 pm
Very true: ".... What this means is that, when it comes to achieving goals, an extremelyRead More determined and persistent bear is effectively more intelligent than a lazy human being....." http://www.forbes.com/sites/yishanwong/2011/06/04/how-to-accomplish-difficult-goals-be-persistent-like-a-bear/
Panglonymous February 16, 2014 at 09:35 pm
Cheers, brother bear :-)
rubberband February 16, 2014 at 09:38 pm
/....*clink*
Status Quo January 8, 2014 at 12:08 pm
Six ciphered comments, do not reveal an argument made. Whistlin' appears in many forms, and theRead More coding of 'Charlie B's comments is emerging. Whether 'Charlie B' proves or not, that he is utilizing his own coding within ciphered comments is a beholder 'thingie. "knuckle-headedness(sic)" v "boneheaded" is is also dependent upon the fact, that commenters do not burden themselves with facing their opponent. A correct equivocation is who's zoomin' who? My overview to coded messaging is insignificant, but I'm pretty sure who's doin' the zoomin' and has developed disrespect.
UPinSmoke January 8, 2014 at 03:10 pm
Hi Status. ... Happy New Year! you may or may not be aware of it, but i have a feeling that manyRead More here believe that You speak in code --- almost most of the time. Plain talk (wording) can sometimes compensate for our inability here on patch to see facial expression or hear vocal inflection. (unless, of course, your meaning is meant to be cryptic. But, perhaps That should be used in moderation for maximum effect.) ................ So, make it Plain, man. Cheers.
Status Quo January 10, 2014 at 11:44 pm
'UPinSMOKE', Thanks for the heads-up, and in the future... I will consider not sugar-coating how IRead More feel, saying what I really mean and care a little less ~ how I say it. As I have stated before 'UP', my meanings are not to be confused, but some confusion may be picked up along the way.
Conrad January 2, 2014 at 11:45 am
Status, if you're interested in finding existing blogs that are more to your liking you can findRead More them by clicking on the names of those commenters you agree with. You will be taken to a history of the last 40 comments they have made, which will probably include several different blogs. It's an easy way to find blog posts from all over that normally wouldn't show in your Patch provided list. A lot of them will just be about local stuff but there are always a few that cover topics with national interest.
Status Quo January 3, 2014 at 10:22 pm
"FORTIFIED- I AM YOUR ROCK January 01, 2014 at 11:42 PM What the heck does thatRead More mean,..."message received 5x5""... Five by five essentially means, best response possible in 'signal-to-noise ratio' as to quality of broadcast and reception.
Status Quo January 3, 2014 at 10:25 pm
'Status Quo' does not deliberately confuse... however some, may picked-up along the way ifRead More fortunate.
Fortified- AKA Carlos Danger December 31, 2013 at 06:58 pm
But Edith, one part doesn't make sense. Mr Ed, who has said much worse, and many times is stillRead More there.....unless...Perhaps the employment contract stipulates that if they get fired for saying things they did means no pay-offs to leave, thus they take advantage of getting rid of the lower rated shows.....
Charlie B February 9, 2014 at 12:34 pm
Frankie say relax. Fort say "The right used to be the ones more controlling of people. This hasRead More shifted to the left side. In my view, this is why Global warming, and agenda 21, is used. The environmental ideas, civil rights gender rights, and such." >>>>> YIKES! And night is day, up is down, and the Dems are still the racist party --> So say the vaginal probing, vote denying, clean water destroying, authoritarian leaders of the GOP and their willing authoritarian followers--still pushing against "environmental ideas, civil rights, gender rights, and such." Pretty sad. And the reference to Agenda 21 is a clear indicator of today's level of right wing paranoia (and the title of another book by the con man known as Glenn Beck).
Charlie B February 9, 2014 at 02:02 pm
Kept up nights by personal demons? Worried that everyone might someday achieve equality? Suffer fromRead More visions the UN may succeed in addressing poverty? Try Exorcism by Skype! http://www.thedailybeast.com/articles/2014/02/06/a-failed-televangelist-exorcised-my-demons-over-skype.html
rubberband February 21, 2014 at 11:21 am
That has got to be, hands down, one of the most ignorant, sickening, mind-blowing rants I've everRead More seen. Absolutely unf**ing believable....This man is a preacher? He is supposed to give wise council and teach other people about how to live? Sick. Just sick, man.
Charlie B February 21, 2014 at 01:06 pm
Where Truth & Reconciliation meet Ignorance & Mean-spiritedness.Read More http://thinkprogress.org/justice/2014/02/21/3313571/georgia-approves-confederate-license-plate-design/
Status Quo February 22, 2014 at 01:05 pm
Yes, I see both the ignorance and the mean-spiritedness of 'ChaЯly B's posts wherever he placesRead More them.
Lorna D. Rudnikas April 2, 2014 at 12:33 am
mmmm......
Charlie B April 2, 2014 at 02:17 am
Mr. Quo, you can probably thank an arrogant atheist scientist for keeping your dumb ass alive, ifRead More not now, then in the future. And Tang. Don't forget the Tang.
Charlie B April 2, 2014 at 02:18 am
The most influential religion today is Capitalism, a faith-based opportunist religion known for it'sRead More efficiency and abuse. . .
Charlie B February 7, 2014 at 12:04 am
Stifle Edith (sorry, but how did we get to yet another Fox talking point? Next up, Benghazi?)
Batman February 7, 2014 at 12:26 am
"Fool me once, shame on you." "Fool me twice, shame on me". Last time it wasRead More "new math". And when it was all over an entire generation couldn't add or subtract. Now it's "new history", "new english", "new science"...
Status Quo February 7, 2014 at 12:59 pm
'Lori Walker'... you will make an excellent clerk.
Status Quo March 30, 2014 at 11:12 pm
Now the calls of jingoism and sloganeering are fair game! By jingo!... I call for an open season onRead More on Jingo's and Slogs near the narrow path toward the Last Resort of liberalism. Good night.
Fortified- AKA Carlos Danger March 30, 2014 at 11:54 pm
Ziegler, ...The road less traveled. You went the maturity route. A much better life, but you won'tRead More get a reality show that way. I agree with your post. Yes, of course we have our own positions that we feel run more with one party or the other. We could both debate why we feel our party is better for woman rights. And yes, I truly believe the Republican party is better not just in general, but for women's rights as well.
Fortified- AKA Carlos Danger April 1, 2014 at 08:28 pm
Ziegler ...I'm going to put this on Carls "war on women blog. (Read More http://www.answeringmuslims.com/2014/03/megyn-kelly-exposes-cair-for-defending.html )
Conrad November 29, 2013 at 12:28 pm
Nope, I'm not that important. If I would disappear today there are some people who would beRead More devastated for awhile, and a few others who would be sad for a short time. The universe is vast beyond my imagining and it is definitely not conscious of me. You weren't even conscious of me before you came across my post. I'm not saying this out of some kind of humility, I know that I have worth. I'm just being practical.
Fortified- AKA Carlos Danger November 30, 2013 at 12:36 am
Jock, "Tammy's in love"? You are either no spring chicken, or your parents played 50'sRead More music.
Fortified- AKA Carlos Danger November 30, 2013 at 01:58 am
Conrad "is definitely not conscious of me" .....really? How do you know? It is impossibleRead More to state that as fact. And our conscious may not be the only level of consciousness. If you shot yourself at 40 miles an hour into space, you can be a trillion miles from anything, yet retain the same speed. The some total of every single atom movement, and gravity is what your body is in linked with. Every movement you make on Earth has some miniscule affect on everything in the whole universe. How do you know you never come back in another body? How do you know their really isn't God, heaven, and hell? How do you know Your not really from 40 years in the future. By that time, (40 years), quantum computers will actually be able to make homegrown universes in your own home. You, and your buddies decided to play a computer game, and you are here simply in the "game" right now. By the way, think about this. Of all the million years to be alive, isn't it an extreme low probability that you are in the exact time period of the eve of computer abilities to create a universe. Also, when the computer invented ---and released universes start to happen---well, when those evolve, they will do the dame thing as their predecessors did. They will in turn make universes. And so on..and so on. What are the odds that we are the very first in an infinite line of universes. How do you know all the people who legally died for a few minute in the hospital all say they the unexplainable feeling of total love etc. How do you know any of the above is real, or not? And, back to the start. The double slit experiment, proves our conscious affect the universe.....how does in know we are observing it?
Fortified- AKA Carlos Danger January 14, 2014 at 11:05 pm
LORNA AND SONIA, I am beginning to love you two. The link reminds me of the debate here. It's kindaRead More like it's your job to continue. Reminds me of something I saw when I was a kid. It's less than three minutes, but you have to watch at least the last thirty seconds to get the punch line. ----- --- ( http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kerUbfOQTW0 )
Lorna D. Rudnikas January 14, 2014 at 11:58 pm
Well Fortified, thank you for opening my eyes even further to the silliness.
Fortified- AKA Carlos Danger January 15, 2014 at 12:24 am
And Lorna, please understand, I was just offering humor, not criticism. Keep up the good work!
Cover art from Lou Reed's New York
rubberband October 31, 2013 at 10:37 am
Bye Lou...thanks for the music.
Rebecca Whitnall (Editor) October 31, 2013 at 11:56 am
It may be a bit cliche, but I've got such great memories associated with Perfect Day.
Carl Petersen III November 2, 2013 at 03:49 pm
Lou Reed & Metallica - Junior Dad (Live in Germany)Read More http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MCq4SqGStzE#t=41
Jerry Lewie November 13, 2013 at 08:51 am
"Correct punctuation, comma, and nouns/subjects in your sentences though/ALthough, would helpRead More to understand what your point is," writes Nancy, the California sentence structure expert. Hey, Nancy, when are you going to trade living in Issa's district for my looney liberal one?
archie's bunker November 13, 2013 at 10:08 am
Thanks, Nancy. Intelligibility of message (status) has direct equation to it's meaning, of course.Read More ……………………….Hey Jerry, did you know that car jacking could be so lucrative. Issa, richest man in congress! Check it out, if you're curious , Jerry. (but I don't think that you really are…. and the beat goes on.)
Nancy November 13, 2013 at 03:55 pm
Jerry, I see you go by the name Pete, too, and that you're from Minnesota. I'll keep my CaliforniaRead More winters, thank you very much. Today it is 75 degrees at 1 PM and I was sorry I wore a long-sleeved shirt to my son's varsity surfing contest this morning at the beach. I will also keep my Senators Boxer and Feinstein and you can keep your crazy Michele. Honestly, Status Quo's post was quite unintelligible and it was all his own doing.
Carl Petersen III November 15, 2013 at 02:10 am
American Woman November 15, 2013 at 01:44 AM "I love how all the libs on this blog have saidRead More Obamacare is great, blah blah blah, and today the messiah himself admits he fumbled." ________________________________________________________ Once again, go back to my blogs. I have said again and again that it wasn't perfect and needed fixes. My exact term was “cooperate and repair?”
Charlie B February 22, 2014 at 11:45 am
GOP looks into abyss; eats its young.Read More http://nymag.com/daily/intelligencer/2014/02/how-the-gop-sabotaged-marco-rubio.html
Status Quo February 22, 2014 at 01:08 pm
Is this the view, from your self-dug abyss ~ 'ChaЯly B'?
Illustration by Sydney
not Carl Peterson lll November 2, 2013 at 01:02 am
Some used the term in early 2009 before they new the slang definition.They started being taunted onRead More MSNBC.
Carl Petersen III November 2, 2013 at 01:04 am
Buzlightyear aka marty November 02, 2013 at 01:02 AM "Some used the term in early 2009 beforeRead More they new the slang definition.They started being taunted on MSNBC." ___________________________________________________ They acted without knowing the facts? Imagine that.
not Carl Peterson lll November 2, 2013 at 01:11 am
OK, so your comment suggests you understand that fact. Now we are clear what you know
macgeek February 13, 2014 at 05:35 am
pretty sure democrats had something to do with the shutdown also. but you won't read that here. IRead More see this blog is ONE SIDED. leaning way to the left.
Carl Petersen III February 13, 2014 at 11:14 am
macgeek February 13, 2014 at 05:35 AM "pretty sure democrats had something to do with theRead More shutdown also." ___________________________________________________ Only the Tea Party expressed a desire to shutdown the government to get their way. You can ignore this all you want, but this is what they did.
Jeremiah February 13, 2014 at 11:41 am
macgeek - actually this blog reflects viewpoints from every part of the spectrum and others besideRead More like myself, who view the animosity of both positions and both parties as constructs to focus attention away from the shadow group of financial interests who now control the country. Contrary to what is being attempted to be passed off, I have never seen Carl delete a single comment with an opposing view that is presented with respect and intellectualism. I have encouraged him to delete those who spew vitriol and slander towards others personally as this goes counter to the purpose of rational discussion of issues from all viewpoints. Others here try to obfuscate and cloud issues by endlessly debating semantics. Those are the cawing crows who show up on every installment and try to make themselves important but never truly discuss the issue, as their underlying interest is argument and the reinforcing of their self-worth by denigrating others rather than true political discourse. ****Try it for a while and see - you will never be deleted for having an opposing viewpoint, and your thoughts and opinions will be welcomed! **** Jeremiah
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