In Defense of Stereotypes
Enzyte Bob

Reynoldsburg, OH

#2087 Oct 3, 2013
Diamond Eugene wrote:
<quoted text>Nash found out last year what a joy living in Columbus is, with a friendly local sports media and a respect for celebrity privacy. Why do you think one reason he didn't go to Toronto was? Their media treats Leafs players the way Columbus treats OSU players after a loss to Michigan and an arrest.
If the Jackets outshine the Rangers this season, he may regret having asked for a trade.
If the Jackets play like they did last year, you guys were right about Nash. Forcing the "Captain" label on him because he was our only star is a lot like forcing it on Braxton Miller versus Kenny Guiton.

Some people are natural leaders and some are not. It doesn't seem to matter much when a team is doing well, but one that is floundering definitely benefits from leadership.

I thought the Minnesota coach they had waiting in the wings was a good move. I like him and his philosophy. Dinneen would have been the crowd pleaser though.

I liked some of the stuff Johnson and some of the other guys did offseason two summers ago to lay the groundwork for what happened last year. Nash would have been too quiet of a guy to put something like that together. Not that I have inside information, but that's my impression anyway.

“Ignorance is bliss.”

Since: May 11

Hightstown, NJ

#2088 Oct 3, 2013
-tip- wrote:
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Let me get this straight...you're just looking for a broad condemnation of our nation's founders as "immoral," while you continue to ignore facts referenced earlier that some founders agreed that the practice of slavery was immoral, and sought to lay the framework for ending it.
Typical leftist.
With respect to the Old Testament Laws, you are correct that they were mandated by God. Such specific laws and harsh judgments should remind each of us of the absolute holiness of God. Fortunately, those Laws were instituted to prove to mankind that he was incapable of meeting God's holy standards; hence, the need for God's loving Savior, Jesus Christ, who took our judgment upon Himself and ushered in the New Covenant -- replacing the stringent requirements of the Old Law with grace.
As Jesus said in Matthew 5:17, "Do not think that I have come to abolish the Law or the Prophets; I have not come to abolish them but to fulfill them." Where we imperfect humans were unable, Jesus' perfect sacrifice met the righteous demands of the Law. And as the authority over the Law and its meaning, Jesus restated some of the Old Testament laws (19:1819); some He modified (5:3132); some He intensified (5:2122, 2728 ); and, others He changed significantly (5:3337, 3842, 4347). Some laws He abrogated entirely (Mark 7:1519). Jesus did not advocate continuation of Jewish adherence to the Law, nor did He advocate the Law be dismissed altogether. Instead, He explained that the Law must now be interpreted in light of the profound changes brought about by His coming into this world.
I don't find them immoral. But obviously if they upheld or supported the idea of slavery and you say slavery was always immoral, you think they were immoral.

And even those laws he shed light on are still not adhered to by many Christians e.g. divorce.

“Ignorance is bliss.”

Since: May 11

Hightstown, NJ

#2089 Oct 3, 2013
Diamond Eugene wrote:
<quoted text>You're scared of Wikipedia? You really have a screw loose.
And I saw what you wrote...the point being, you can't change what has NEVER BEEN. Columbus has never even cracked the Top 10 in gay population.
No, I just don't patronize you.

Regardless of its official number, it's still one of the largest gay populations in the country. Much to your chagrin, I'm sure.
Enzyte Bob

Reynoldsburg, OH

#2090 Oct 3, 2013
gokeefe wrote:
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Not a bad idea. When I was growing up in Toledo, it was still using the ward system. It was good in that you had someone you could contact quickly or bring up a problem to quickly, the local based system worked pretty well. And Toledo was bigger in the 60s and 70s than it is now. I think it changed to a city council sometime in the mid 70s.
When I think of wards, though, I think of big, dirty cities like Cleveland and Chicago. I know many people will disagree with me about Chicago, but I was never crazy about it. I'm afraid wards might force the same politicking and rancor here ... like the one alderman who tried to keep Chick-fil-A out of his ward. He was just grandstanding, but they tend not to do things like that if they have the entire city to account to. Imagine some freak representing the Short North or the MLK Blvd. wards.

Grandstanding works at the ward level, but not city wide.

That's why I'm against wards. But I am more against one-party rule.

I wonder if there might be a way to vote like they do with corporations ... where 40% of what counts toward your vote total comes from your ward, and 60% of your vote total comes from the city at large. That might be enough to tamp down on the uglier aspects of wards.

“Ignorance is bliss.”

Since: May 11

Hightstown, NJ

#2091 Oct 3, 2013
-tip- wrote:
<quoted text>
"spirit"?
How can you, a self-proclaimed atheist/skeptic, accept the existence of a supernatural entity?
Soul and spirit are two different things to atheists. The etymology of "spirit" does not connotate a supernatural entity, but rather a radiating energy between all living things.

“animis opibusque parati”

Since: Oct 12

Location hidden

#2092 Oct 3, 2013
Mpnf1979 wrote:
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I don't find them immoral. But obviously if they upheld or supported the idea of slavery and you say slavery was always immoral, you think they were immoral.
And even those laws he shed light on are still not adhered to by many Christians e.g. divorce.
They themselves found slavery to be immoral.
That you do not speaks volumes about you.
Or, perhaps, your daddy.
Enzyte Bob

Reynoldsburg, OH

#2093 Oct 3, 2013
BizzyBee wrote:
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I wish we can talk more about this off topix...I have two stories that scared the crap out of me.
Lol
Turn on your ability to accept mail and I will gladly share.

Since: Jun 13

Hilliard, OH

#2094 Oct 3, 2013
Enzyte Bob wrote:
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If the Jackets play like they did last year, you guys were right about Nash. Forcing the "Captain" label on him because he was our only star is a lot like forcing it on Braxton Miller versus Kenny Guiton.
Some people are natural leaders and some are not. It doesn't seem to matter much when a team is doing well, but one that is floundering definitely benefits from leadership.
I thought the Minnesota coach they had waiting in the wings was a good move. I like him and his philosophy. Dinneen would have been the crowd pleaser though.
I liked some of the stuff Johnson and some of the other guys did offseason two summers ago to lay the groundwork for what happened last year. Nash would have been too quiet of a guy to put something like that together. Not that I have inside information, but that's my impression anyway.
When Nash was here the "C" should have been worn by Umberger.
The only reason Todd Richards is the coach is because two other guys turned Howson down first. Thankfully, it has worked out well so far. Howson was the real reason this team did most things poorly...he'll never be a GM anywhere again. Bringing in John Davidson was a huge coup.

Since: Jun 13

Hilliard, OH

#2095 Oct 3, 2013
Mpnf1979 wrote:
<quoted text>
Soul and spirit are two different things to atheists. The etymology of "spirit" does not connotate a supernatural entity, but rather a radiating energy between all living things.
You have a pyramid under your bed next to the litter box, right?

Since: Jun 13

Hilliard, OH

#2096 Oct 3, 2013
Mpnf1979 wrote:
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No, I just don't patronize you.
Regardless of its official number, it's still one of the largest gay populations in the country. Much to your chagrin, I'm sure.
It's barely visible to me. And by all accounts it's the SIXTEENTH largest gay population in the country...not much of an "achievement" in the 15th largest city.
Enzyte Bob

Reynoldsburg, OH

#2097 Oct 3, 2013
RU_Kiddingme wrote:
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I said old people LIKE Columbus. Turn up your hearing aid, old man.
Unless you're a nightlife and barfly type of person, I think you find that lots of YOUNG people like Columbus (and other Ohio cities) too. I know more than a handful of people who moved to the Big Apple or out to California looking for a fast paced, more exciting lifestyle. They quickly found that the quality of life there sucked.

And middle aged transferees from the old days of AT&T, AEP, Borden and Chase Bank absolutely LOVE it here.

“animis opibusque parati”

Since: Oct 12

Location hidden

#2098 Oct 3, 2013
Mpnf1979 wrote:
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Soul and spirit are two different things to atheists. The etymology of "spirit" does not connotate a supernatural entity, but rather a radiating energy between all living things.
Science proves this "spirit" exists, correct?

“Ignorance is bliss.”

Since: May 11

Hightstown, NJ

#2099 Oct 3, 2013
-tip- wrote:
<quoted text>
They themselves found slavery to be immoral.
That you do not speaks volumes about you.
Or, perhaps, your daddy.
Never once did I say slavery was moral. Quote me where I did - double dog dare you.

So, they found slavery to be immoral, but had slaves anyway. Yeah, that makes sense.
Enzyte Bob

Reynoldsburg, OH

#2100 Oct 3, 2013
Diamond Eugene wrote:
<quoted text>When Nash was here the "C" should have been worn by Umberger.
The only reason Todd Richards is the coach is because two other guys turned Howson down first. Thankfully, it has worked out well so far. Howson was the real reason this team did most things poorly...he'll never be a GM anywhere again. Bringing in John Davidson was a huge coup.
If nothing else, at least when I hear John Davidson in the media I don't hear some monotoned, half asleep robot talking to the media. Between Nash, Howson and anybody else I ever saw speaking on behalf of the Jackets, I always thought that half the reason their team has sucked is because they all have the personalities of button down corporate clones.

Having human beings unafraid to show a little personality definitely warms me to the Jackets. Under the old regime, I felt about as warm to them as I do to my cable company.
Duke for Mayor

Uniontown, OH

#2101 Oct 3, 2013
Diamond Eugene wrote:
<quoted text>You have a pyramid under your bed next to the litter box, right?
You got a string o' beads with a toy guy on a cross that you use to help you feel better about yourself as an imperfect human being, right?

woof
Enzyte Bob

Reynoldsburg, OH

#2102 Oct 3, 2013
Diamond Eugene wrote:
<quoted text>You have a pyramid under your bed next to the litter box, right?
That's similar to the joke I use with my lefty acquaintances during the "holidays."

I always say to them, "Merry Christmas or Happy Holidays or Happy Crystal Day or whatever it is you lefties worship."

Since: Jun 13

Hilliard, OH

#2103 Oct 3, 2013
Duke for Mayor wrote:
<quoted text>
You got a string o' beads with a toy guy on a cross that you use to help you feel better about yourself as an imperfect human being, right?
woof
I only need to look at you and your kind to know that I'm far less imperfect than some.

“Ludibrium est onus genio”

Since: Dec 11

Planet Earth

#2104 Oct 3, 2013
Che Reagan Christ wrote:
<quoted text>
That statement by Tip assumes things that aren't true. He is just like Nate and it is a symptom of their religious zealotry. They insist on defining other people's positions, truth be damned, so that it neatly fits into their narrative.
He defined no one's position in that statement. You obviously read something into it that wasn't there.
Duke for Mayor

Uniontown, OH

#2105 Oct 3, 2013
Mpnf1979 wrote:
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Never once did I say slavery was moral. Quote me where I did - double dog dare you.
So, they found slavery to be immoral, but had slaves anyway. Yeah, that makes sense.
They were white, Christian, and male.

Therefore, mulligans on violations of the Christian moral code applied that otherwise might not.

That's the way she goes.

woof
Duke for Mayor

Uniontown, OH

#2106 Oct 3, 2013
Diamond Eugene wrote:
<quoted text>I only need to look at you and your kind to know that I'm far less imperfect than some.
Ok.

So you use the silly beads and people like me while others use a pyramid by the litter box.

Whatever floats yer boat Paco.

woof

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