You know, the thing that has always amazed me about the Left is their attitude toward borrowed or taxpayer money. While they may be good at running their own personal budget they seem to think that the functioning of the government's budget operates on quantum principles from an alternative universe. Any money you can borrow or tax is just free money and we can use it for all kinds of praiseworthy endeavors.
Never mind we just found out that Obama's budget has just been discovered to be $2 trillion dollars off. That doesn't bother the Left. Let's just take the most expensive government socialized medicine in the world (Medicare and Medicaid) and do a lot more of it. There is no need to conserve, close loopholes or cut costs because unlike the family budget taxes or borrowed money by the government is just free money and the only thing holding back the Left from making this country a paradise are those pesky skeptics on the Right who want us to stop overspending into oblivion.
Quotes by Thomas Jefferson posted by "RealityChk."
"Timid men prefer the calm of despotism to the tempestuous sea of liberty."
"When the people fear their government, there is tyranny; when the government fears the people, there is liberty."
"My reading of history convinces me that most bad government results from too much government."
"That government is best which governs the least, because its people discipline themselves."
"The democracy will cease to exist when you take away from those who are willing to work and give to those who would not."
Wouldn't it be great, "Reality," if Democrats honored the words of their founder? If he were alive today they would call him a right wing extremist.
"It never bothered the Right until Bush left office. Why are some Republicans just now experiencing this religious conversion?"
Wrong. The Right was about driven crazy by Bush's overspending, especially on social issues which was where most of it went. And the response from the Left? On social issues Bush did not spend enough. Now we see that the Left is putting our money where their mouth is by running up deficit spending into many trillions of dollars.
"It seems your time should be spent CULTivating, as a spiritual leader and all."
Sounds like you need a spiritual something to wake you from your obnoxiousness.
Yes, I attempt to follow a spiritual path. Is that why you dislike me so? Did you also hate Martin Luther King since he was on a spiritual path?
"What does MLK have to do with you, aside from being an American citizen?"
You seem to have a grudge against me because I am on a spiritual path. I have this in common with Martin Luther King so I wondered if you also disparage him.
"I was only asking: How does a spiritual leader have so much free time to orally defecate on an insignificant opinion blog?"
I have never used the term "spiritual leader" in reference to myself so it makes your question irrelevant. I have a lot of things on my plate and have to make the time for whatever I do. I usually stay up until 4-5 in the morning, and that helps free up some time.
"You need to falsely state that your postings are 'published letters' to inflate those numbers!"
I have no idea what you are talking about, but I do not lie and whatever I said or posted is true to the best of my knowledge. Quote any of my millions of words and I'll defend them.
If you are in her cross hairs so be it, you got yourself there all on your own. You asked for it by choosing to use the Statesman blog as an advertising source.
I put my website on my profile not to sell anything but so readers could know more about me. After all -- that is its purpose and the Statesman approved it. I wish more people would tell us about themselves, rather than hiding behind anonymity as do you and "Graymatter." We do not even know if you are from Idaho. Maybe Acorn hired you for all we know.
"You put yourself on par with martin Luther King? Do you imagine people are lining up to hear your speeches and assassinate you as well for your greatness?"
This is not only outrageous, but also mean spirited.
If I were to say both myself and MLK are males does that mean I am placing myself on par with him?
That's crazy talk.
It only means we are both males.
Martin Luther King was a minister and sought to make the world a better place meaning that he was on a spiritual path. I am also on a spiritual path of my own as are millions of others, but that does not make me or the millions as accomplished as MLK.
You Lefties here must stay awake nights trying to manipulate words to distort the meaning of anyone with whom you disagree.
"So eff off already LIAR!"
Are all you "matter" people from the same family? That would explain a lot. You attack, distort and call names like you cannot help yourself. I've been called a liar many times since I have been on this forum but strangely no one has produced one quote that has one lie in it. What does that say about the character of the Lefties here?
"My dear sister exposed you as a fraud long ago by your own words but yet again you hang yourself!"
Prove it. If you cannot then who is not telling the truth?
"You are exposed as a LIAR by your own words again tonight." "You state: 'I put my website on my profile not to sell anything but so readers could know more about me.'" "The Truth: You posted your for profit website in the Comments Section."
Who do you think you are, God -- that you can read my intent?
"'Joseph732' wrote: Yes, Gimmeshelter I do have a job, several of them actually. I am a writer who has authored around a dozen books and over 4500 articles."
"Gimmeshelter" asked me how I made a living and I merely answered his question. If he wanted a clear picture there was nothing better to give him than my website. I did not expect to sell any books to this Leftist bunch and do not believe I did. I'd be crazy to spend time here in an attempt to make money. If it paid off other authors would do it.
"Oh yeah, that is in your profile only, eh? Liar!"
Another untruth by you. I never said it was only in my profile. I'm not hiding the fact I gave the web address to "Gimmeshelter."
"Keep proving you lie. You make it so easy."
Is someone putting pins under your chair? You seem very edgy.
"I am sure he is rolling in his grave tonight. You must be completely off your rocker to make such a claim as to be equal with Dr. ML King. You make me almost sorry I read this section."
I already demonstrated this is a complete fabrication.
Are you able to read?
Let me recap so even you can understand.
"Graymatter" has demonstrated great hatred toward me and I was trying to put my finger on what is the cause. She's always making fun of me, trying to make me look like an idiot because I am on a spiritual path. If this is the reason for her hatred then I wondered if she hates all people who are on such a path such as Martin Luther King, Billy Graham or maybe the neighbor next door.
If she does not despise others on a spiritual path then perhaps I need to look further to find the cause of her grudge. I'd like to find the cause of her problem and bring our dialog up to a more civil level. Because we disagree does not mean we have to insult each other.
"I am not really worried but wondering, what if he does have an email or something that the statesman told him it was okay for him to post in comments for profit? Would that matter if it was an explicitly stated a rules violation?"
It is my understanding that The Statesman editors review each profile and then if it looks OK they will approve it for viewing.
For instance, Boiseriver who posted earlier is under review. Also "Robbo," "Grandjester" and "Larnewoman'"s profiles are under review by the editors. It appears they examine each profile before they allow them to be viewed.
If I'm breaking any rules I will be happy to conform.
-- End Of Part One --
[Compiler's Note: The "Local Posts" series of articles found here in "The Archives" are a collection of exchanges between JJ Dewey and others participating on a local online newspaper blog which can be read online at Idaho Statesman Letters To The Editor. These exchanges were subsequently re-posted by JJ Dewey to The Keys Of Knowledge discussion group prior to being archived here.]
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