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“Checks and Balances”

Since: Apr 13

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#96204 Feb 21, 2014
Mister Tonka wrote:
<quoted text>While I was never taught to spit out the sirs snd maams, I kinda fell into the habit in college just because I had a friend who tossed out a 'yes sir' or 'no sir' in casual conversation. Kinda rubbed off on me. So I'm certainly not knocking it, but are you really saying you consider it rude to NOT speak that way?
Sorry, I got busy, wasn't ignoring y'all.

I don't necessarily consider it rude not to use sir and ma'am ever, but there are a lack of manners up here in general. 7 year olds should not be talking to me like I am a peer.

I had a boss who would actually yell at me for saying "yes ma'am" in the office. She was a whack job, though.

FTR (this is responding to JMW's comment, but i'm too lazy to find it), I will often respond to a question from the boys with "yes, sir". Doesn't mean I think I'm of lower stature that my 8 or 5 year old, I'm just modeling how to be polite. They also ask why I always call my husband "my love" instead of his name. It's just the way we talk in this house.

“reign in blood”

Since: May 09

Braidwood, IL

#96205 Feb 22, 2014
Better get some activity on this thread lest it gets deleted!

Amy

http://www.topix.com/forum/chicago/T92LBHFIDE...

Abby

http://www.topix.com/forum/chicago/T2CRSFMEBS...

“...,to wit”

Since: Jun 09

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#96206 Feb 22, 2014
edogxxx wrote:
Better get some activity on this thread lest it gets deleted!
Amy
http://www.topix.com/forum/chicago/T92LBHFIDE...
Abby
http://www.topix.com/forum/chicago/T2CRSFMEBS...
Thanks for posting.

If you are serious about getting more activity consider that one gets more flies with honey than with vinegar or, alternately

Be Nice, Be Respectful.

Seriously. And if you don't understand the mechanics of that, it means that just because someone has an opposing viewpoint does not mean you call them names. "All this[liberals/conservatives] and every that[Democrat/Republicans] " is neither accurate nor attractive.

Drop the madonna/wh0re knee jerk comments while you are at it..

You did ask
cheluzal

Plant City, FL

#96207 Feb 22, 2014
RACE wrote:
How about you tell me all the points you approve of?
I find the entire concept Orwellian.
<quoted text>
I think we're looking Orwellian in the rearview mirror.
It's scary. I no longer even claim to be a proud Repub. I swear they are all evil now and m eyes have been opened the last year.

The socialist nature we almost are is scary, since it's happened so slightly. I can't believe we can chip away at a Constitution and no one bats an eye. I wonder what year we lose our first world status...
Thread Historian

Schaumburg, IL

#96208 Feb 22, 2014
edogxxx wrote:
Better get some activity on this thread lest it gets deleted!
Amy
http://www.topix.com/forum/chicago/T92LBHFIDE...
Abby
http://www.topix.com/forum/chicago/T2CRSFMEBS...
It doesn't work that way. The original "regs thread", for example, was pulled because someone thought it would create a little drama and shake things up. It did. Big deal.

“I Am Mine”

Since: Dec 08

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#96209 Feb 22, 2014
PEllen wrote:
<quoted text>
Thanks for posting.
If you are serious about getting more activity consider that one gets more flies with honey than with vinegar or, alternately
Be Nice, Be Respectful.
Seriously. And if you don't understand the mechanics of that, it means that just because someone has an opposing viewpoint does not mean you call them names. "All this[liberals/conservatives] and every that[Democrat/Republicans] " is neither accurate nor attractive.
Drop the madonna/wh0re knee jerk comments while you are at it..
You did ask
I, for one, have zero interest when I come here and see pages and pages of politic. I am not the only one to echo this sentiment. I can't stop anyone from posting things I am not interested in, so I don't try, but I see less participation as a direct result in lack of interest in the content.

Since: Aug 08

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#96210 Feb 22, 2014
cheluzal wrote:
<quoted text>I can't believe we can chip away at a Constitution and no one bats an eye. I wonder what year we lose our first world status...
No one bats an eye at it because half the folks in this country are liberal sheep (including all the folks who love Obama on this thread) who think Obama can do no wrong, even though if this same stuff were happening and a Republican were in the white house they would be outraged.

It’s just like how Guantanamo was a huge, huge, important issue while G. Bush was in the office, but hardly a peep has been made since Obama took office.

Mention anything to them about how a constant surveillance police state is unconstitutional and instead of pointing the finger at the leader who is allowing it to take place and who has pledged his support for it, i.e. Obama, they point to a past president, G. Bush, as if he is in the White House with a gun pointed at Obama’s head and demanding that he do these things. That’s all they have.

They lack the ability to be objective about anything involving him. It's like they are members of a cult and he is their leader. In fact, mention anything negative about Obama and they bring up Bush, as if comparing Obama to arguably the worst president in history makes Obama a good president. It would be like a rapist saying he’s not so bad, because at least he didn’t murder someone, like some other guy did. That is how dumb these people are .... they think such a thought process is sound logic. No wonder they want the government to care for them. They lack the intelligence to figure out how to do so themselves.

“reign in blood”

Since: May 09

Braidwood, IL

#96212 Feb 22, 2014
PEllen wrote:
Be Nice, Be Respectful.
So, stop telling the truth about Obama. Believe everything is sunshine and happiness. Then people will post here.

Okay, got it.

Oh wait, we can't get political.

Chunzy is the most beautiful poster here! Next to Squishy, AS, jammer, mattie, and PE, that is!

Better?

Since: Aug 08

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#96213 Feb 22, 2014
PEllen wrote:
<quoted text>
Thanks for posting.
If you are serious about getting more activity consider that one gets more flies with honey than with vinegar or, alternately
Be Nice, Be Respectful.
Seriously. And if you don't understand the mechanics of that, it means that just because someone has an opposing viewpoint does not mean you call them names. "All this[liberals/conservatives] and every that[Democrat/Republicans] " is neither accurate nor attractive.
Drop the madonna/wh0re knee jerk comments while you are at it..
You did ask
There is something to be said about calling a spade a spade. In the 5 years Obama has been in office, when 100% of the folk son here who voted for Obama have never acknowledged that Obama may, possibly, just maybe made one singe mistake in 5 years (I know it's a stretch, because he is perfect and all and almost god like), it makes them nonobjective, moron, sheep.

I would say the same thing about folks who voted republican if they couldn't stomach the thought of acknowledging that their favorite candidate has made some mistakes.

I have no respect for the intelligence of anyone who judges a politicians behavior 100% based on what party he/she is affiliated with, which is sadly what a lot of folks do, including on here.

“reign in blood”

Since: May 09

Braidwood, IL

#96214 Feb 22, 2014
Oh! and Tonka! Tonka is one sexy btch, I don't care what anyone says

“reign in blood”

Since: May 09

Braidwood, IL

#96215 Feb 22, 2014
Sublime1 wrote:
<quoted text>
There is something to be said about calling a spade a spade. In the 5 years Obama has been in office, when 100% of the folk son here who voted for Obama have never acknowledged that Obama may, possibly, just maybe made one singe mistake in 5 years (I know it's a stretch, because he is perfect and all and almost god like), it makes them nonobjective, moron, sheep.
I would say the same thing about folks who voted republican if they couldn't stomach the thought of acknowledging that their favorite candidate has made some mistakes.
I have no respect for the intelligence of anyone who judges a politicians behavior 100% based on what party he/she is affiliated with, which is sadly what a lot of folks do, including on here.
Stop making this political!

My God, do you realize we've been on this thread for five years now? FIVE friggin YEARS?

I'll agree that if a Republican was president, these people would be screaming. And I predict that when a Republican is president in another two years, this thread will probably go silent.
The Obama lovers and Bush haters will go elsewhere to spew their hatred and bigotry and us reasonable people will be left to discuss things amongst ourselves.

“...,to wit”

Since: Jun 09

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#96216 Feb 22, 2014
Sublime1 wrote:
<quoted text>
There is something to be said about calling a spade a spade. In the 5 years Obama has been in office, when 100% of the folk son here who voted for Obama have never acknowledged that Obama may, possibly, just maybe made one singe mistake in 5 years (I know it's a stretch, because he is perfect and all and almost god like), it makes them nonobjective, moron, sheep.
I would say the same thing about folks who voted republican if they couldn't stomach the thought of acknowledging that their favorite candidate has made some mistakes.
I have no respect for the intelligence of anyone who judges a politicians behavior 100% based on what party he/she is affiliated with, which is sadly what a lot of folks do, including on here.
There are ways to discuss this without vitriol and absolutism.

I doubt that 100% of the people never acknowledge Obama making mistakes. The labels put on any president come from his detractors. It is not reasonable to expect a guys supporters to buy into the language of the opposition even if they don't agree with him.

As long as you bring up spades, a fair amount of the nastiness against Obama at least in the beginning was racial not substantive and it came from groups that were ticked off after listening to Bush be lambasted..

My point is that it is possible to discuss issues and take positions while agreeing that the other side is competent and acting in good faith even if you strongly disagree. That doesn't happen here and so there is less activity on the thread

“...,to wit”

Since: Jun 09

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#96217 Feb 22, 2014
Thread Historian wrote:
<quoted text>It doesn't work that way. The original "regs thread", for example, was pulled because someone thought it would create a little drama and shake things up. It did. Big deal.
Click on the first entry of this thread and start reading. This is the original Regs thread started by the late great Andie J; the thread is named the Regulars by her.

Since: Aug 08

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#96218 Feb 22, 2014
PEllen wrote:
<quoted text>I doubt that 100% of the people never acknowledge Obama making mistakes. The labels put on any president come from his detractors. It is not reasonable to expect a guys supporters to buy into the language of the opposition even if they don't agree with him.
It’s not reasonable to be objective? Really?

Instead of supporting a person, folks should support their own beliefs and what they believe is best for this country, regardless of who is President. When you turn your thinking off and blindly follow someone, just because you voted for him/her, you are being a partisan hack.
PEllen wrote:
<quoted text>As long as you bring up spades, a fair amount of the nastiness against Obama at least in the beginning was racial not substantive and it came from groups that were ticked off after listening to Bush be lambasted..
Because some folks are ignorant racists and primarily don’t like him because he is black or because they were partisan hacks when it came to Bush, folks should be partisan hacks when it comes to Obama, folks who claim to be intelligent shouldn’t be objective, and they should not speak out against his decision making, even though they would be going ape shyte if a republican president engaged in the same decision making? That’s how the model voter should act? Really?
PEllen wrote:
<quoted text>My point is that it is possible to discuss issues and take positions while agreeing that the other side is competent and acting in good faith even if you strongly disagree. That doesn't happen here and so there is less activity on the thread
I don’t believe anyone is competent or acting in good faith if they judge someone’s decision making based on which party he/she is affiliated with. That goes for folks on the right and the left. I’m not picking on liberals. There was a certain subset of the population who did the same thing when Bush was in office ... however, I must say there seems to be a much larger percentage of the population who have chosen to do so for Obama.
Thread Historian

Schaumburg, IL

#96219 Feb 22, 2014
PEllen wrote:
<quoted text>
Click on the first entry of this thread and start reading. This is the original Regs thread started by the late great Andie J; the thread is named the Regulars by her.
Oh my. The Revisionist History begins! Did you think Red was the last one? No wonder Teri @ home went into the Poster Protection Program! What the heck did you do with Garth and nova? You horrible person....
teachable moment

Schaumburg, IL

#96220 Feb 22, 2014
cheluzal wrote:
<quoted text>
I think we're looking Orwellian in the rearview mirror.
It's scary. I no longer even claim to be a proud Repub. I swear they are all evil now and m eyes have been opened the last year.
The socialist nature we almost are is scary, since it's happened so slightly. I can't believe we can chip away at a Constitution and no one bats an eye. I wonder what year we lose our first world status...
You have to be a gym teacher, right? Even in Florida your grammar and syntax would be upon frowned. "Orwellian"? I find your posts to be Oh-wellian.
teachable moment

Schaumburg, IL

#96221 Feb 22, 2014
PEllen wrote:
<quoted text>
There are ways to discuss this without vitriol and absolutism.
I doubt that 100% of the people never acknowledge Obama making mistakes. The labels put on any president come from his detractors. It is not reasonable to expect a guys supporters to buy into the language of the opposition even if they don't agree with him.
As long as you bring up spades, a fair amount of the nastiness against Obama at least in the beginning was racial not substantive and it came from groups that were ticked off after listening to Bush be lambasted..
My point is that it is possible to discuss issues and take positions while agreeing that the other side is competent and acting in good faith even if you strongly disagree. That doesn't happen here and so there is less activity on the thread
Good catch on his use of "spade". His brand of passive/aggressive racism is old-school republican. Just when we thought those pedantic racists were going away, the more vitriolic replaced them. Less Strom Thurmond, more Ted Nugent now.

Since: Aug 08

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#96222 Feb 22, 2014
^^^^^ Hey Dummy,

You couldn't even be a gym teacher, right?

I find it amusing that someone who in his adult life has over-achieved <sarcasm> and who has only done jobs that a pre-school drop out could do just as well would mock a teacher of any sorts.

Also, dummy, give yourself your own teachable moment and go look up the definition of passive aggressive. There is nothing passive about my calling morons like you a moron.

“Your life is what you make it.”

Since: Aug 13

Location hidden

#96223 Feb 22, 2014
ScarletandOlive wrote:
<quoted text>
Sorry, I got busy, wasn't ignoring y'all.
I don't necessarily consider it rude not to use sir and ma'am ever, but there are a lack of manners up here in general. 7 year olds should not be talking to me like I am a peer.
I had a boss who would actually yell at me for saying "yes ma'am" in the office. She was a whack job, though.
FTR (this is responding to JMW's comment, but i'm too lazy to find it), I will often respond to a question from the boys with "yes, sir". Doesn't mean I think I'm of lower stature that my 8 or 5 year old, I'm just modeling how to be polite. They also ask why I always call my husband "my love" instead of his name. It's just the way we talk in this house.
Good morning everyone. I have never posted here, but have been reading your posts for quite awhile. I live in Northern Wisconsin, but lived in Chicago as a kid. Bears fan for life. Anyway, I do alot of traveling for work, and anytime I go down south, I find it very nice when people address me as Miss Rachel, or Ma'am. I think it's a sign of respect, and there is something to be said for people showing respect for others. Just my opinion, of course. I raised my son to speak that way to people, regardless of age. Nice to meet you all, and I hope its ok I join your thread.
Still The Ferrerman

Schaumburg, IL

#96224 Feb 22, 2014
HoneyBear1 wrote:
<quoted text> Good morning everyone. I have never posted here, but have been reading your posts for quite awhile. I live in Northern Wisconsin, but lived in Chicago as a kid. Bears fan for life. Anyway, I do alot of traveling for work, and anytime I go down south, I find it very nice when people address me as Miss Rachel, or Ma'am. I think it's a sign of respect, and there is something to be said for people showing respect for others. Just my opinion, of course. I raised my son to speak that way to people, regardless of age. Nice to meet you all, and I hope its ok I join your thread.
It's OK by me! I've been here since 2008 despite many attempts on my posting life by others who practice revisionist history. There are a few people here who seem quite nice.Welcome!

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