Dandridge, TN

#65031 Feb 4, 2013
NTMD8OR wrote:
Since no one else has posted this yet, as of about 2 hours ago the stand off in Alabama is over. The police stormed the bunker, the little boy is safe with his parents on the way to the hospital just to be checked out, The kidnapper is dead. They did not elaborate on his cause of death.
I saw that and was so happy for the little boy and his family. I am curious how they got in there and how the old man was killed. I guess we will get more details later.

Manchester, TN

#65032 Feb 4, 2013
Dee Lay wrote:
<quoted text>Strange people belive strange things ....
Yes Indeed.Is that why y'all believed I should join up with you?

Martin, TN

#65033 Feb 4, 2013
Hey..........Have you done put all the cry babies to bed<<jerks>>

Manchester, TN

#65034 Feb 4, 2013
I have another theory Sassy works behind the scenes at Topix.She gets everyone riled up and therefore Topix keeps rollin on.She has to keep changing idenities to make it interesting to lure everbody back.
Theory #3 Sassy is CIA or FBI and she is checking out who can be trusted to carry out the next false flag.
Theory #4 Sassy is CIA or FBI and we are all being watched and are being reported to DHS if when we do not agree with our controllers.
Theory #5 Sassy is a reptilian after all.

Martin, TN

#65035 Feb 4, 2013
Im sure its one of the five.

Martin, TN

#65036 Feb 4, 2013
No pissing contest tonight??????????

Newbern, TN

#65037 Feb 4, 2013
It's number five

Martin, TN

#65038 Feb 4, 2013

Kingston, TN

#65039 Feb 4, 2013


#65040 Feb 4, 2013
name wrote:
i farted

Saint Petersburg, Russia

#65041 Feb 4, 2013
BOO HOO wrote:
i need some meds

Paris, TN

#65042 Feb 4, 2013
Loop wrote:
<quoted text>
So what's your point?
You are the one who said e.g, "you can find an address and have someone permanently banned" Maybe you need to stop posting all your (Fake "Scripted" Links) to try and hack someone. If you are hacking, you had better be good at it. People have been sued for invasion of privacy for illegally hacking and getting someone's identity, which is also a felony. With all that said, try us, we could use the money.
I think I love you! If I don't, I should!:*

Paris, TN

#65043 Feb 4, 2013
PrissyPants wrote:
<quoted text>
Why does everyone these days, think they need to explain themselves?
I mean who cares really!!
Explanation prevents a lot of false impressions and a lot of misunderstandings that can grow and fester with time, in some People's minds....causing more problems. Explanation is free, easy, a very simple way to avoid that happening. More People should do it, IMO!

Paris, TN

#65046 Feb 4, 2013
Dee Lay wrote:
<quoted text>I had a very interesting conversation with her. She seems very intelligent. How ever she is on the opposite side of the political spectrum than I am but found her to be a nice person
Thank you, Dee Lay...I found you to a nice Person, also.:)

Paris, TN

#65047 Feb 4, 2013
Dee Lay wrote:
A young country boy, and his family, were visiting a mall. They stopped at the beauty parlor to drop off the mother, so that she could get her hair fixed. As the man and his son walked further, they were amazed by almost everything they saw, for they had never been out of the hills before, in their lives. They were especially fascinated by two shiny, silver walls that could move apart and back together again.
The boy asked his father, "Daddy, what is this thing?"
The father, never having seen an elevator before, responded, "Boy, I ain't never seen nothing like this in my life! I don't know what the hell it is!"
While the boy and his father were watching wide-eyed, an old lady, in a wheel chair, rolled up to the moving walls and pressed a button. The walls opened and the lady rolled between them into a small room. The walls closed and the boy and his father watched small circles of lights with numbers above the walls light up. They continued to watch the circles, as they went up, and then reversed their direction and came back down.
Suddenly, the mysterious walls opened up again, and a beautiful 24-year-old woman stepped out. The old Daddy looked over to his son and said, "Uh, quick boy! Go get 'cher old Momma!"
Uh, Dee...I really don't see the humor in that. I think I resemble that! LOL!


Since: Dec 10

Smyrna, TN

#65048 Feb 4, 2013
Dee Lay wrote:
<quoted text>Thanks NT.... this is the first I have heard about it .... I guess I should turn the tv on....
I actually followed it on satellite radio while I drive LOL

Martin, TN

#65049 Feb 4, 2013
Sure you do!!!!!!!!!!Linda

Paris, TN

#65050 Feb 4, 2013
hey wrote:
Sure you do!!!!!!!!!!Linda
I don't really know what you mean by that nor who you really are, so I'll just leave it alone...unless you want to explain further.

Remember what I said about "explanations preventing a lot of misunderstandings"...and hard feelings.

Paris, TN

#65052 Feb 4, 2013

And now for the tricky part: our homework. Have you ever been tempted to click a link your Tea Partier friend or crazy uncle shared on Facebook after reading their vitriol spew out setting up the link? Have you ever wanted to pick up ďAtlas ShruggedĒ after watching an unhinged NeoCon claim itís the most important book other than The Bible and youíre a Socialist piece of shit for not loving it? No. Of course you havenít. So while Iím all for calling every member of the Tea Party out for their hypocrisy, and while I do so here and on social media willingly, perhaps itís time to become more selective and diplomatic with the conservatives who just genuinely donít realize theyíre being lied to and given half-truths all the time. Maybe with a little bit of that trademark liberal compassion we can at least get them to just turn Fox News off.

Letís learn from the mistakes of the zealots. When engaging in verbal combat with a conservative, one thatís not foaming at the mouth of course, perhaps we can just gently float a link to a non-Murdoch media outlet. Maybe we can drop our own ad hominem attacks and focus more on their argument, their position, than who the person is thatís fighting back against us. Iím not immune to the temptation of pejoratives. Iíve called my fair share of people ďTea BaggersĒ or ďConserva-Dopes.Ē And I canít promise Iíll stop that altogether. I suppose Iím just arguing for better target assessment. Should Ted Cruz, Paul Ryan and Bachmann all get the most amount of shit heaped upon them as humanly possible? Of course. But that conservative friend you have that maybe just doesnít realize there are other options out there? He might be swayed with some good olí fashioned conversation.

ďHey, I noticed you shared that image on Facebook of Obama dressed as Hitler. Did you know that Hitler never actually ordered the disarmament of his people? I Googled it, and hereís a couple of links I found that you might find interesting.Ē Their response will tell you whether itís worth pursuing the conversation further. Remember, itís not our job to get them to think like we do. Iím a former conservative. Let me tell you from experience that it takes a personally introspective effort to flip from one side of the aisle to the other. In my case it took me finally realizing I never believed the things I was being force-fed as my belief system Ė at least not everything - and that Iíd always been a liberal person. For others, maybe itís just a matter of getting that right fact, that right little tidbit of knowledge that will turn someone around.

Or perhaps just talking more civilly with those will reciprocate will also open up avenues of compromise we never thought possible. But it certainly canít hurt, to exercise the Golden Rule in place of nuclear weaponry. I know there will be some, maybe some of my regular readers, who think Iím going soft. I assure you, thatís not the case. I will always stand up and vociferously claim our right to believe what we want, and to push back on our legislators to do their jobs and represent us. But Iím a pragmatists too. I realize that compromise is the only way things get done in this country in a way that doesnít turn our country in on itself. Yes, there will be extremes on both sides of the aisle, and I may even hold some of those extreme opinions, but rebuilding our country after the devastation that eight years of war and another four of political demagoguery have wrought will also require rebuilding the fences between Republicans and Democrats, liberals and conservatives.


Paris, TN

#65053 Feb 4, 2013

Maybe weíll never knock that fence down completely, but that doesnít mean we canít be respectful of each otherís properties either. Iím not suggesting giving in. Iím not suggesting changing our position. Clearly if the Republicans want to remain relevant nationally they that have soul-searching to do on their platform and its values. But there is still plenty of work to be done by the Democrats to be kind shepherds of the liberal agenda, leading by example. They will always resist our ideas, but with some coaxing and a little bit of political give and take, youíd be surprised what can get done. Thereís already a sweeping immigration reform bill that was presented by a bipartisan cadre of senators. There is hope. There is change.

But it has to be done together, or itís pointless to try. The winds of change are already blowing in our direction. Polls are showing more and more people in favor of marriage equality, immigration reform that includes a path to citizenship, and even legalizing or decriminalizing marijuana. Progress is inevitable, as long as we donít scare off the level-headed among our opposition. Theyíre out thereÖwe just canít be afraid to go looking for them.

And once we find them, we have to convince them stay.

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