Bush is a hero

“Custer @ LBH - Ooops”

Since: Nov 07

Bakersfield, CA

#160796 Apr 2, 2013
Catcher1 wrote:
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You really have become insufferable.
That's ANY viewpoint opposite of yours, isn't it.

“Custer @ LBH - Ooops”

Since: Nov 07

Bakersfield, CA

#160797 Apr 2, 2013
Catcher1 wrote:
<quoted text>
Lyndi, you cannot let this guy tarnish the W image!
Go get him! Niihau.
Stop feeding the trolls, dumas!

“I'm here with bells on.”

Since: Jul 12

Location hidden

#160798 Apr 2, 2013
Lyndi wrote:
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Cool.
Now let's adjust your post by switching to another famously persecuted component of our society and see how it reads.
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See, there ya go.
Gays have the right to "display" their sexuality in any and all public places, in any form they choose, no matter how disruptive or confrontational. That's not your problem, right?
Those who just happen to be in the same public place but don't feel as they do do must either conform, or remain meekly quiet, out of respect for someone elses sexuality.
And if they don't conform, or remain meekly quiet until they're through and go elsewhere to inflict gay rights on someone else in some other public place, then gay rights are grievously infringed to the point of persecution. That about right?
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Tell you what, Mr. I'm Just So Darn Hip. When the John Philip Sousa band starts warming up on a public street {maintained by taxpayers} for a Gay Pride Parade, you may want to skedaddle your 7 year old off the street.... otherwise he may have some incredibly awkward questions NO child that age should have to ask.....like why does the naked bandleader have a collar around his neck and why is he being led by a guy (who's really a girl) on a nail studded leash.
Public prayer, no.
Gay pride, yes.
What's in your heart, no.
What's in your pants, yes.
Got it.
Did not skedaddling my 7-year-old off the street, during a gay pride rally, constitute bad parenting?
Did answering his questions?

Should folks just skedaddle their 7-year-old off the premises during another family's public prayer, if they object to it?

Or should we just answer his questions?

If prayer is "allowed" in public school, should gay pride rallies be "allowed" as well?

'Kids for Christ','Babies for Buddha','Moms for Muhammad' and the 'Two-Dad Club' can meet on alternating Tuesdays in the auditorium.

“Pillars of Creation....”

Since: Jan 11

Into this world we're thrown

#160799 Apr 2, 2013
To tell you the truth on just about any thread, if I see a bible verse, I tend to skip the post.

Its just as simple as that. I'm not offended because i dont want to be offended. I'm not lookin for a fight in other words. i dont have to read that post, no one is shoving it down my throat, no one is making me read it. I can simply walk on by or be offended by it. Its my choice.

It doesnt surprise me that chaser is against having the 10 commandments on a courtroom wall, but is ok with the behavior in public Lyndi described to Hip.

“Pillars of Creation....”

Since: Jan 11

Into this world we're thrown

#160800 Apr 2, 2013
HipGnosis wrote:
<quoted text>Methinks you either missed it, or just not paying attention.
In fact one of my recent posts was a listing of accomplishments and failures of the Obama administration.
I have also "defended" (your words) the status of the current debt, but I tend to speak of the totality of the debt, and how we got here, rather than pretend it all began in Jan '09, as seems to be the vogue. Of course this can't be done without beginning from the last surplus, which of course begins with a guy whose name rhymes with bush, which of course is when you apparently zone out. I can't be responsible for that, now can I?
Rider on the Storm wrote:
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Let me give you an example Hip.
This comes up quite a bit.
When someone mentions Obama and the debt. Your only defense seems to be (paraphrasing) well how come you weren't complaining when Bush was POTUS and ran the debt to 8 trillion.
Thats just one example. Instead of saying what Obama is doing right and defending him, you seem to always go back to Bush.
I'm just saying with me anyway, you would have more credence if you could defend what Obama is doing rather then play the Bush card. I rarely see you do that. I'm not saying you dont do it. Just seems predominately you defend Obama by bashing Bush. JMO.........
I reposted my post and yours.

maybe you missed the parts where I said.'I rarely see you do that. I'm not saying you don't do it.'

and 'Thats just one example'.

But go on defending Obama by bashing Bush. I know its gotta be hard defending someone such as Obama..........

Since: Jun 12

Location hidden

#160801 Apr 2, 2013
AsiaSauce wrote:
<quoted text>Well sheeee-iiit! "My country right or wrong." Almost makes me wish I was an American.
300 plus million Americans are glad you aren't.

“Help Cecil Help!”

Since: Dec 06

Lafayette IN

#160802 Apr 2, 2013
lisw wrote:
<quoted text>That's your blind spot and you are welcome to it.
There's no blind spot no matter how much you need to believe it, and perhaps someone who's never heard the phrase in question until uttered by a tabloid star/British royal (while in Afghanistan?) isn't one to talk of blind spots in the first place.

Does the joke poke fun at a certain kind of American? You betcha.

The joke uses a caricature of a certain kind of American, and that's all. You can run and hide behind semantics and pretend that the view doesn't meet some arbitrary definition of prevasive, but in truth the views expressed by the joke are "widespread, or of wide extent or occurrence" enough to make it work.

Like I said, the first variation of that joke I heard was about blacks moving to the burbs. It would not surprise me to learn that somewhere on vinyl a similar joke told about two Jews by a Borscht Belt comedian can be played out when you spin it at 33 1/3.
lisw

Delaware, OH

#160803 Apr 2, 2013
Rider on the Storm wrote:
To tell you the truth on just about any thread, if I see a bible verse, I tend to skip the post.
Its just as simple as that. I'm not offended because i dont want to be offended. I'm not lookin for a fight in other words. i dont have to read that post, no one is shoving it down my throat, no one is making me read it. I can simply walk on by or be offended by it. Its my choice.
It doesnt surprise me that chaser is against having the 10 commandments on a courtroom wall, but is ok with the behavior in public Lyndi described to Hip.
Exactly. Especially in Roberta's case and usually in any case it is not an in your face, I'm gonna make you uncomfortable thing. It is just an expression of who that person is. Me, I'm much shyer about it and often wish I wasn't.
lisw

Delaware, OH

#160804 Apr 2, 2013
WildWeirdWillie wrote:
<quoted text>There's no blind spot no matter how much you need to believe it, and perhaps someone who's never heard the phrase in question until uttered by a tabloid star/British royal (while in Afghanistan?) isn't one to talk of blind spots in the first place.
Does the joke poke fun at a certain kind of American? You betcha.
The joke uses a caricature of a certain kind of American, and that's all. You can run and hide behind semantics and pretend that the view doesn't meet some arbitrary definition of prevasive, but in truth the views expressed by the joke are "widespread, or of wide extent or occurrence" enough to make it work.
Like I said, the first variation of that joke I heard was about blacks moving to the burbs. It would not surprise me to learn that somewhere on vinyl a similar joke told about two Jews by a Borscht Belt comedian can be played out when you spin it at 33 1/3.
Yawn!
:)
Lyndi

Sarasota, FL

#160805 Apr 2, 2013
Sister Kathryn Lust wrote:
<quoted text>Did not skedaddling my 7-year-old off the street, during a gay pride rally, constitute bad parenting?
Did answering his questions?
Who's to say?
In some parts of the world you can take your 7 year old child to a public hanging and answer them when they want to know why the dead guy's shoes flew off his feet.

“Help Cecil Help!”

Since: Dec 06

Lafayette IN

#160806 Apr 2, 2013
In looking over the last couple of pages of this thread, which started off about Bush, evolved into politics in general, and has apparently become about Catcher, I have to wonder how someone who says so little can generate such a ferocious response.

“Pillars of Creation....”

Since: Jan 11

Into this world we're thrown

#160807 Apr 2, 2013
Catcher1 wrote:
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Everybody is deserving of free speech.
So shut up.
Nihau.
Chaser in a response to a post that wasnt directed at him
Catcher1 wrote:
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You really have become insufferable.
When you talk like that to someone it generally isnt going to get a polite response.

I remember when Chaser first came to the thread. He responded to a post by Lyndi, in which he said how he had lost an amount of respect for her because of her political affiliation. It showed me just how shallow he really is and he's been proving it ever since. At least IMO..........
Roberta G

Tucker, GA

#160808 Apr 2, 2013
WildWeirdWillie wrote:
In looking over the last couple of pages of this thread, which started off about Bush, evolved into politics in general, and has apparently become about Catcher, I have to wonder how someone who says so little can generate such a ferocious response.
Especially when the person he replied to in the first place, me, wasn't bothered in the least.
lisw

Delaware, OH

#160809 Apr 2, 2013
Roberta G wrote:
<quoted text>Especially when the person he replied to in the first place, me, wasn't bothered in the least.
A post doesn't have to be addressed to us for us to find it interesting or provocative. I recall thinking that I wanted to respond to Catcher that we are an ecumenical thread. Then I got sidetracked. I honestly don't see the big deal that people wanted to respond to that post.

“Help Cecil Help!”

Since: Dec 06

Lafayette IN

#160810 Apr 2, 2013
Rider on the Storm wrote:
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Chaser in a response to a post that wasnt directed at him
<quoted text>
When you talk like that to someone it generally isnt going to get a polite response.
I remember when Chaser first came to the thread. He responded to a post by Lyndi, in which he said how he had lost an amount of respect for her because of her political affiliation. It showed me just how shallow he really is and he's been proving it ever since. At least IMO..........
I believe he said he lost respect for her because of the way she was expressing her opinions, not because of her political affiliation. I don't think that's a subtle distinction, but it was apparently invisible to a whole lot of people.

I wasn't surprised at the reaction it got, because of the pack mentality that requires the defense of just about anyone who can pass themselves off as con. What DID surprise me is that after a 8-10 week break from the thread the pack was still howling every time he dropped in to poke his stick.

What Catcher has been proving ever since is that all he has to do to get the monkeys to dance is post something silly. We've been going on for two + pages now about a lame remark to Roberta and a dumb joke that's probably older than I am - and I've only got a few days left where I can deny I'm sixty.

If Catcher is shallow, what does it say about people who continue to take him seriously enough to respond after all this time?

“Rainbow: God's covenant ”

Since: May 07

Clearwater, FL

#160811 Apr 2, 2013
HipGnosis wrote:
<quoted text>See, there ya go.
YOU have the right to "display" your personal faith in any and all public place, in any form you choose, no matter how disruptive or confrontational. That's not your problem, right?
Those who just happen to be in the same public place but don't feel as you do must either conform, or remain meekly quiet, out of respect for YOUR faith, right?
And if they don't conform, or remain meekly quiet, until you're through, and go elsewhere to inflict YOUR right on someone else in some other public place, then YOUR rights are grievously infringed to the point of persecution. That about right?.
I know just enough of the scripture to know who's really being glorified.....
Not at all Hip. The last few days here have been quite enlightening for sure. Last Sunday was a day thats quite important to Christians. I remember when I first started posting here BB asked me to tone it down and remember that this forum wasn't on faith. For the most part I've done that unless some issue came up where faith or religion was at that heart of an issue. What is funny and telling are people like you and big man I'm in China catcher that often talk tolerance have none. Carry on in it.

“Rainbow: God's covenant ”

Since: May 07

Clearwater, FL

#160812 Apr 2, 2013
Roberta G wrote:
<quoted text>Especially when the person he replied to in the first place, me, wasn't bothered in the least.
Lol.

“Rainbow: God's covenant ”

Since: May 07

Clearwater, FL

#160813 Apr 2, 2013
Catcher1 wrote:
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You really have become insufferable.
Just love these displays of an open mind. Lol.

“I'm here with bells on.”

Since: Jul 12

Location hidden

#160814 Apr 2, 2013
WildWeirdWillie wrote:
<quoted text>I believe he said he lost respect for her because of the way she was expressing her opinions, not because of her political affiliation. I don't think that's a subtle distinction, but it was apparently invisible to a whole lot of people.
I wasn't surprised at the reaction it got, because of the pack mentality that requires the defense of just about anyone who can pass themselves off as con. What DID surprise me is that after a 8-10 week break from the thread the pack was still howling every time he dropped in to poke his stick.
What Catcher has been proving ever since is that all he has to do to get the monkeys to dance is post something silly. We've been going on for two + pages now about a lame remark to Roberta and a dumb joke that's probably older than I am - and I've only got a few days left where I can deny I'm sixty.
If Catcher is shallow, what does it say about people who continue to take him seriously enough to respond after all this time?
Not sure, but you are also responding.

Draw your own conclusions on that one.

“Help Cecil Help!”

Since: Dec 06

Lafayette IN

#160815 Apr 2, 2013
Chris Clearwater wrote:
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Not at all Hip. The last few days here have been quite enlightening for sure. Last Sunday was a day thats quite important to Christians. I remember when I first started posting here BB asked me to tone it down and remember that this forum wasn't on faith. For the most part I've done that unless some issue came up where faith or religion was at that heart of an issue. What is funny and telling are people like you and big man I'm in China catcher that often talk tolerance have none. Carry on in it.
In spite of the cover lisw provided you, there is no way that Hip's post to you should be confused with Catcher's post to Roberta.

Some people react negatively to any post about religion at all. Some people overreact to any post they can possibly twist into being hostile to religion, and in your case usually accompany it with cries of intolerance or some other form of victimization.

From where I'm sitting, there's not a hell of a lot of difference.

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