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Some Words of Wisdom

Posted Sunday, November 22, 2009, at 9:27 AM

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Happy Thanksgiving!

"Work as though you would live forever, and live as though you would die today." - Augustine "Og" Mandino

"You must understand the whole of life, not just one little part of it. That is why you must read, that is why you must look at the skies, that is why you must sing and dance, and write poems, and suffer, and understand, for all that is life." - J. Krishnamurti

"A man may fulfill the object of his existence by asking a question he cannot answer, and attempting a task he cannot achieve." - Oliver Wendell Holmes

"The more you loose yourself in something bigger than yourself, the more energy you will have." - Norman Vincent Peale

"Our lives begin to end the day we become silent about things that matter." - Martin Luther King

"Our talents are the gift that God gives to us. What we make of our talents is our gift back to God." - Leo Buscaglia

"Throughout the centuries there were men who took first steps, down new roads, armed with nothing but their own vision." - Ayn Rand

"To put the world right in order, we must first put the nation in order; to put the family in order, we must first cultivate our personal life; we must first set our hearts right." - Confucius

"...the middle of the road is very dangerous, you get knocked down by the traffic from both sides." - Margaret Thatcher

"You have enemies? Good. That means you've stood up for something." - Winston Churchill

And finally -

"For this cause I bow my knees unto the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, Of whom the whole family in Heaven and Earth is named, That He would grant you, according to the riches of His glory, to be strengthened with might by His Spirit in the inner man; that Christ may dwell in your hearts by faith; that ye, being rooted and grounded in love, may be able to comprehend with all saints what is the breadth, and length, and depth, and height; And to know the love of Christ, which passeth knowledge, that ye might be filled with all the fullness of God." - Paul the Apostle

It is my own sincere prayer that all of you take time to appreciate your families this Thanksgiving.


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Happy Thanksgiving to everyone!

-- Posted by jeffhager on Sun, Nov 22, 2009, at 9:30 AM

A very good sampling from a wide range of outlooks and personalities.

Have a God blessed time of thanksgiving to all.

-- Posted by Mickel on Sun, Nov 22, 2009, at 11:52 AM

That quote from Ephesians is one of my favorites. I agree with Mickel. We appreciate you, and pray you will keep up the good fight.

Have a Blessed Thanksgiving everyone.

-- Posted by CandyKilroy on Sun, Nov 22, 2009, at 3:04 PM

George Washington said, regarding Thanksgiving, ...it is the duty of all nations to acknowledge the providence of Almighty God, to obey His will, to be grateful for his benefits, and humbly to implore His protection and favour..."

But Guillermo thinks he is smarter than George Washington.

Abraham Lincoln, said regarding Thanksgiving, "...announced in the Holy Scriptures and proven by all history, that those nations are blessed whose God is the Lord...But we have forgotten God. We have forgotten the gracious hand which preserved us in peace and multiplied and enriched and strengthened us, and we have vainly imagined, by the deceitfulness of our hearts, that all these blessings were produced by some superior wisdom and virtue of our own..."

But Guillermo thinks he is wiser than Abraham Lincoln.

Ronald Reagan said, regarding Thanksgiving, "In this spirit, Thanksgiving has become a day when Americans extend a helping hand to the less fortunate. Long before there was a government welfare program, the spirit of voluntary giving was ingrained in the American character. Americans have always understood that, truly, one must give in order to receive."

And, "Searching our hearts, we should ask what we can do as individuals to demonstrate our gratitude to God for all He has done. Such reflection can only add to the significance of this precious day of remembrance."

But Guillermo thinks he knows better than Ronald Reagan. Guillermo is of a "new" generation, a generation that urinates on American history, and tramples on traditions.

In Reagan's' Thanksgiving 1981 speech, the former President said, "let us recommit ourselves to that devotion to God and family that has played such an important role in making this a great nation, and which will be needed as a source of strength if we are to remain a great people."

But Guillermo thinks that we should bow to liberal hate, and submit to caustic leftist beliefs. In the tortured mind of Guillermo, America should kneel to his wisdom, and praise his vision of America.

I don't freaking think so.

-- Posted by sameldridge on Sun, Nov 22, 2009, at 11:22 PM

Happy Thanksgiving to all........If I recall Guill said something in a past blog about be a lawyer,If so that explains allot....

-- Posted by orville on Mon, Nov 23, 2009, at 1:08 AM

Guillterra,

So quickly were you anxious to show your toxic view of America and Americans, that you make stuff up. In all of the quotes Sam had in this blog, I don't think any of them were about Thanksgiving. They were just good quotes, with Sam saying "Happy Thanksgiving".

But the hateful person that you are, you thought you take swipes at Thanksgiving, and Sam called you on it. Then you condescend. My oh my, what a brilliant and marvelous and talented man you are, in your own mind. To me, you are a small man, probably in more ways than one.

Sam, some time ago you said the Guillterra craziness would clearly demonstrate the hatred in liberals hearts, and the insanity of leftist thought. I have had friends and family members, not really in to politics, but after reading Guillterra's vile comments, as well as these other liberal haters, they are beginning to see the danger liberals pose to our country. I am understanding why you write and tolerate the Guillterras. You're in our prayers.

-- Posted by CandyKilroy on Mon, Nov 23, 2009, at 9:01 AM

Mr Inglaterra

News flash, Mark Twain is a fictional character. It isn't very wise to base your attack on Mr Eldridge on a fictional statement.

-- Posted by Randyp on Mon, Nov 23, 2009, at 9:58 AM

Yes, real or not real? Do you see the differance.

-- Posted by Randyp on Mon, Nov 23, 2009, at 10:13 AM

What is your facination with Nietzsche? You keep quoting him, do you have a thing for insane Germans? You are drooling over the 19th centuries whack job you must get a rise over the 20th century one then.

-- Posted by Randyp on Mon, Nov 23, 2009, at 10:19 AM

Candy, I appreciate you folks very much.

I am "mostly" native American. My mother is native Indian, born on a reservation. Many years ago, mom taught my brothers and me lessons on life that included, of course, what happened to native Americans.

Oh yeah, there were treaties broken, promises made repeatedly, and then broken, lies, more lies, treachery and deceit.

I can remember a question mom asked us boys years ago. That question was, "do you want to hate all your life because of mistakes made by men you didn't even know, and circumstances you had no control over?"

Her solution, as a native American woman, was to embrace America, the good ideas, and the good people, and the good principles. She was a warrior, no doubt about it. There were at least two times that she had to sue, go to Court, to reverse racist and sexist workplace decisions. But she never complained, or berated the USA. No, she believed that if we would embrace the liberty that America offered, and carry God in our hearts, that God would look out for all peoples, of all colors.

Mom fought through the growing times for women's' opportunities, and was tremendously successful, all the time reminding us that liberty was the solution to our problems, not government, not bitterness, not resentment.

She also reminded us of the fact that we natives, we not perfect by any means. Mom was honest in her assessment of we natives. We were living like barbarians when the western expansion began. We were harsh to women and children and we stole and looted, and had little regard for anyone but ourselves.

To those that claim they hate America because of what early pioneers did to Indians, who asked you? Clearly you seek any reason to tear at traditions and foundations of this country while you strive for your liberal utopia.

My English ancestors came over here as indentured servants, economic slaves, so, if we listened to whinny liberals, I should be running around demanding my economic justice. Where's my check? Where's my check? And being hateful and spiteful.

Mom taught us that life isn't fair, however, the harder you work, the luckier you get. You get beat sometimes, you win sometimes. It would be wonderful if just once, liberals could spare us all from their phony righteous indignation.

-- Posted by sameldridge on Mon, Nov 23, 2009, at 12:05 PM

reformedrightwinger - welcome. Sincerely, thank you for taking time to read and comment.

I enjoyed your frankness, so allow me to be frank as well, I don't like moderates.

Did I hear you right, you no longer are a believer? Or are you a moderate on God now as well? Jesus said, "I wish your were hot or cold. If you are lukewarm I will spew you out of my mouth."

I am mainstream, whether you like it or not. This is a center-right nation. I disagree with you regarding Glenn Beck, he is a patriot, and is doing the work the extreme media should be doing.

I am glad you ask questions. We all need to ask questions. However, it would be so nice to get some answers, instead of insults, attacks, smears, and lies.

I don't quite understand your puny attack on my intelligence. First off, I have never claimed to be intelligent. Second, I have never claimed to be a Ayn Rand disciple. Sure I have read Ayn Rand, but I do not agree with her every utterance. For example, Ayn Rand was an atheist, am I believe in the God of The Bible.

Also, I do not need defending. I appreciate defense when it comes, but I speak from my heart, and as best as it is possible within me, I speak the truth.

The truth needs no defense, merely an audience.

I also think you have bought a bunch of lies on wealth. You were nebulous in your attack, so I cannot be as specific as I would like.

If you start believing the liberals lies regarding wealth, then you'll end up envious. If you were truly once a conservative, then you know that liberalism will make everybody equally poor, except for the oligarchy of course. Is that what you want to be, a member of the oligarchy?

-- Posted by sameldridge on Mon, Nov 23, 2009, at 12:33 PM

Well, thanks for your kind words about my momma. Really, I do appreciate it.

-- Posted by sameldridge on Mon, Nov 23, 2009, at 12:34 PM

Dadburn it all Sam,

I actually thought for the first little bit today, this was going to be a civilized confirmation of our great experiment.

One feller even came up with the male bovine excrement bit that "MARK TWAIN is a fictional character."

As old Tater Salad says, "You cain't fix stupid."

Mark Twain was the pen name for Samuel B. Clemans of Hannibal, Missouri -- who was this country's leading author and humorist for about 50 years.

Tom Sawyer, Becky Thatcher and Huckleberry Finn were all fictional characters he created.

The non-de-plume Mark Twain was taken from the steamboat era's depth-sounding "leadsman's" calls for water depth along the Mississippi.

Folks, as a long-time conservative businessman, who has in all probability created more jobs and small town business volume than any 12 of you Conservatives combined -- I have come to accept the knee-jerk ultra right bunch will never actually think about anything.

Sam, Claiming Glen Beck is center-right and actually a centrist is like saying the Pope is a practicing Orthodox Rabbi.

You remind me of Strom Thurmond claiming to be a moderate in all things, except those 200 items which really count.

Produce children with a black woman, but never recognize those children or give them his name.

Of Arkansas Dogpatch Mayor Orval Faubus standing in the North Little Rock High School doors and defying Eisenhower. [After leaving the governor's mansion, where he managed to manipulate award of virtually all of Arkansas'Interstate Highway contracts to cronies, Orval was mayor and greeter at a DogPatch tourist park. Sam, bet you have cussed those miserable roads from Memphis to Texarkana every time you made the trip.]

I know the worst miles I ever put behind the steering wheel of a diesel, was that Memphis-Texarkana run. My back and kidneys were sore for a week.

Anyway, folks, if you can't quit the belly-aching and moaning and groaning, join me in serving Thanksgiving Dinner at some Salvation Army close to you.

Bet you can't help with that for a half day without being eternally grateful for what you have. Do it for 30 years, and some of your uber-conservatives might begin to understand the reason for a religious philosophy.

And please stop worshipping all these public figures -- I knew Barry Goldwater before/during and after during his run for the presidency;

Reagan before he was governor; Ralph Brooks before he was governor.

Barry was a great drinking buddy, but did not author a single piece of important legislation during all his expensive years in the Senate.

Reagan as a first time candidate, delivered the speeches written for him and rushed back to his Pinochle game;

I probably disagreed with Ralph Brooks personally more than with Reagan and Barry combined, but he was intelligent, informed, capable and knew what he wanted to accomplish. Egotistic, you bet your sweet bippy. But, he earned every taxpayer dollar he ever received, even if I did not like him and the feeling was mutual.

But, I never called him anything worse than Ralph, usually Mr. Brooks because he had earned that respect by the time he was running McCook College and he never failed to respond with courtesy. Still respect the man. Still recall Barry with nothing but good memories and Reagan with dismay at the thought of anyone with such depth of ignorance holding high office.

With hind sight, even though he and his administrations were managed by his "kitchen cabinet" of millionaires, He still was a better president than both Bushes combined.

At least he did not do the great damage they both left.

-- Posted by HerndonHank on Mon, Nov 23, 2009, at 2:36 PM

God, what a bunch of assholes!!!!

Sam makes a sincere Thanksgiving wish to his readers, and 5 comments later the resident smartass start pontificating and politicizing!!!

I can't wait for Christmas to see what the windbag scoops up in response to "Merry Christmas"!! Careful what you say Sam!!

Thanks for the good wishes Sam, and we wish you a Happy Thanksgiving also!!! Stay safe!!

-- Posted by dufferxyz on Mon, Nov 23, 2009, at 2:55 PM

Thanks for demonstrating my point, Carl! You are just as bad as PP the smartass. Can't let any opportunity to pontificate and deficate slide by, can you?

-- Posted by dufferxyz on Mon, Nov 23, 2009, at 4:11 PM

Oh come on Carl!! The Pukelosi Punk, Iggy! Can't you keep up???? Not really a yardstick, just a steaming pile in the park!!!!

-- Posted by dufferxyz on Mon, Nov 23, 2009, at 4:16 PM

Don't look now, but PP just left another big steaming pile!!!!

-- Posted by dufferxyz on Mon, Nov 23, 2009, at 4:22 PM

See what happens when Pelosi walks her puppy in the park without taking along a do-do bag????

-- Posted by dufferxyz on Mon, Nov 23, 2009, at 4:26 PM

And there it is...

Thank you Carl - very "Johnny on the spot" of you. What a sad sad person you are. Pathetic.

I don't pretend to know the date when Jesus was born, but I am not ashamed to celebrate it in the winter.

knowledge of the new "true God"??? Wow, in quotes - How can someone that uses your tag line take a shot at the day we celebrate the birth of Jesus Christ?

The shame you must feel...

It does however shed light upon your past comments. "God Bless America" coming from someone claiming this garbage shows that you certainly have some personal guilt issues.

Seriously...how can you say something like "God Bless America" after every post and then say "the missionaries realized it would be easier to convert the "heathens" who hadn't any knowledge of the new "true God" if they could correspond their holy times with those of the heathens."

If you say "God Bless America" and we discover that you don't believe in the "new true God" (your words - not mine), then how can we trust that you believe in America?

Pathetic...transparent...shameful. You have zero credibility.

-- Posted by Husker23 on Mon, Nov 23, 2009, at 4:42 PM

Maybe all three of us are the same person!!!!!

-- Posted by dufferxyz on Mon, Nov 23, 2009, at 4:49 PM

Maybe we should all worship at the alter of Iggy, Carl, Hank and the rest of the free-loaders!!!

-- Posted by dufferxyz on Mon, Nov 23, 2009, at 4:52 PM

That is if we can ever determine if they believe in anything beyond their own narcissism!

-- Posted by dufferxyz on Mon, Nov 23, 2009, at 4:56 PM

"you guys can be real a******s and keep it smart"?????????????????? Are you Fredd in disguise??????

-- Posted by dufferxyz on Mon, Nov 23, 2009, at 5:01 PM

To the reformed right winger, I thought your comments were very interesting. I can understand some of your disquietude.

Before I address you comments specifically, I appreciate your clarity with people like Guillermo, Carl, Fredd, etc. They are not sincere in anything but acrimony.

We have something in common, I have been reading Sam's blogs for months now, and finally decided to chirp in because of this steady stream of hate coming from these liberals like the aforementioned.

I have read Sam's blogs, and while not always in agreement with him, he has a certain honesty of character, which I find refreshing. I also agree with him most of the time, specifically when it comes to tax policy, energy policy, liberty, school issues, In God We Trust, and respect for life.

I have not found anything that Sam has written that I would call extreme. I agree that the mainstream conservative values Sam writes about are in fact mainstream.

Take for example the typical liberal argument about abortion. Almost all liberals use this line. "I don't agree with abortion. I think it is wrong, BUT, who are we to tell a woman what to do?" Yet, liberals want to do exactly that in almost every aspect of our lives.

When it comes to wealth, I think you want to beleive that America is in trouble because the rich are greedy. I don't think so, I think we are in trouble because government has gotten greedy, further, groups who control government, like bureaucrats and unions have gotten greedy. That is my opinion, and I welcome yours.

We conservatives are mainstream. We may not agree on every single point, but we have the ability to work it out.

I happen to be a small business owner, you spoke of the big nasty corporations making it hard on small business. I think you, reformedguy, are dead wrong here. Government is the largest obstacle to success, not rich people or corporations. Government greed, and the liberal politicians need to control everyone is killing business in America, not rich people. Our current government has no business expanding.

-- Posted by Leo.Pold on Mon, Nov 23, 2009, at 5:07 PM

Well Sean, if you are content to bend over, grab your ankles, and let them spew their crap, its your choice! I am happy for you!

-- Posted by dufferxyz on Mon, Nov 23, 2009, at 5:15 PM

Speaking to conservatives, it's obvious what guillterra's game plan is. He lowers the level of the debate, hopes to infuriate, and ultimately discourage mainstream people from becoming involved or speaking out. In fact the formerconservative pointed that out. guillterra and his buddies attempt to intimidate anyone that agrees with Sam. You three bozos may want to try something different. I don't think your bully tactics are working.

-- Posted by CandyKilroy on Mon, Nov 23, 2009, at 5:25 PM

Do you guys base your entire lives on what you see in movies??? Is that the extent of your life-skills, the powerful images on your latest one dollar rental from Wal-Mart???? If so, maybe you need to change your genre to those that are more aimed at your intellectual level, like SpongeBob!!!

You are right about one thing, Rednecks are brutal! But then, its only wishful thinking on your part! I don't think they would be interested in you!!

-- Posted by dufferxyz on Mon, Nov 23, 2009, at 5:36 PM

GI,

I understand that, and yes I assumed he was refering to the Christian God. Otherwise he is bordering on religious bigotry.

Had I gotten on this site and referred to others religious beliefs in the same tone as Carl, labeled them as "the new true Jewish God" or "the new true Muslim God" and in such a condescending way, I would be labeled an anti-semite or a bigot.

So which is it Carl? Are you a fraud or are you a bigot?

-- Posted by Husker23 on Mon, Nov 23, 2009, at 6:02 PM

All of the above!!!

-- Posted by dufferxyz on Mon, Nov 23, 2009, at 6:30 PM

And why was the company bought by a larger company, which in turn sold to a larger company still?? Could it possibly have had anything to to with regulations, taxes and mandates that the mom & pop could no longer afford to pay and still make a profit? (they were allowed the privilege to make a profit, weren't they?)

Big business has not destroyed the middle class in America, the government has done very well with that on their own! And, you ain't seen nothin yet!!!!

-- Posted by dufferxyz on Mon, Nov 23, 2009, at 7:03 PM

GI - You may want to do a little looking into the REAL story about Thanksgiving. The one where the Pilgrims worked in conjuction with their native neighbors for generations without bloodshed. The one about how the Pilgrims gave thanks on many occasion without the presence of the natives because they were...well...thankful to be ALIVE; thankful to be healthy; and thankful to have the opportunity to live without the yoke of oppression.

I know, I know, it's easier to be lazy and spew nasty venom programmed into a feeble mind by history revisionists. You once again show how you are not above that brand of antics.

I also know you will have your own special brand of venom to spew back to me. I'm sure your feeble minded lib "posse" will jump on the chum in the water and take it one step further. Libs are just that predictable.

However that will not stop me from wishing you and your posse a blessed thanksgiving.

Adieu.

-- Posted by Mickel on Mon, Nov 23, 2009, at 7:06 PM

What do you do Fredd, keep all your posts and cut and paste from blog to blog? Do you really ever have an independent thought or do you just continue to scoop the same old BS into a different pile? I suppose the next words of wisdom from you will be either blast Sarah Palin or tell us that Jesus was a liberal!

-- Posted by dufferxyz on Mon, Nov 23, 2009, at 7:27 PM

So now the procrastinator-in-chief has scheduled a meeting with the boys late at night to discuss Afghanistan! About time! Only been what, 16 weeks? Why do you suppose they want to meet at night? Have a "beer and war talk"? Don't suppose they are scheduled on C-Span? I'm sure there will be a photo op, though!

And Barney Frankenstein, Charley Dangle, and others want to have a "war tax!" Something tells me his left-wing buddies are getting a little impatient with their rockstar boy! There is a really strong message there if he is bright enough to hear it!

Wonder what part of GET OUR PEOPLE THE HELL OUT OF THERE he doesn't understand? All of it??

-- Posted by dufferxyz on Mon, Nov 23, 2009, at 7:55 PM

Back in 1803, the French and English were at war, and on a British Ship, far out into the Atlantic Ocean, the ships' lookout cried: "Captain! There is a French war ship on the horizon."

Quickly the Captain called for his aid. "Bring me my red shirt!" The aide retrieved the Captains red shirt, the Captain put it on, and the battle ensued, the British ship won. Later the aide asked the Captain about the red shirt. The Captain explained that he wore the red shirt in case he was wounded. He could hide the blood from the crew, and they would not lose heart.

The following day, the ship's lookout cried once more, "Captain! There are seven French warships on the horizon!" The Captain quickly turned to his aid, and said, "Quick! Bring me my brown pants!"

Courtesy of Bill Engvall.

Just thought we could use a little levity.

reformed right winger - Do you think it is possible to oversee business and not increase the size of government? If so, I don't mind that. I hate the idea of government taking over a function and doing it twice as bad.

Mickel - the story of Thanksgiving with the new settlers here was a great and powerful story. One that completely repudiates leftist thinking. They tried the communist way, and they damn near starved, almost half of them died. The following year, they tried capitalism, and it was wildly successful. That's why the left attacks Thanksgiving.

Don't you love the selective indignation of liberals. So upset over the treatment of Indians hundreds of years ago, yet, they yawn at the daily murder of three thousand precious children. It doesn't mesh. Their concerns, are what liberal concerns always are, political.

Liberals say they are concerned for women, yet in two areas, pornography and taxation, which directly affect women, they are silent. Prostitution is hard on the women who are victims of that trade. And over taxation steals much of the income women work for outside the home. And with the left, it's political, power games and mind trips.

Yet, we are asked to believe that these angry leftists voices against Thanksgiving are rooted in some deep spiritual feelings for the Indians. We know better.

I must agree with our middle of the roader on this one. Guillermo and his pals act like the USA is the root of all evil, and so I can understand the anger coming from duff and Sean. Folks are getting damn tired of these constant liberal attacks against America and Americans.

The mistake allot of us make, is that we assume that there is some logic behind liberal thinking. There is no logic behind liberal thought, only envy.

To the formerrightwingerguy, I am going to take a little time to read again your comments. Maybe we can agree, more than we disagree, we'll see. I'll be glad to get back to you. I actually had some grandpa duties today, and I fell behind in my reading.

-- Posted by sameldridge on Mon, Nov 23, 2009, at 9:59 PM

You have never heard the truth about Thanksgiving Guillermo becuase you are a product of educational brainwashing, and you got a bucket load of brainwashing. I understand, like Sam has said, that Palin scares you liberals. I certainly don't expect you to be man enough to admit it, because I have seen no evidence of manhood from you thus far. Let me pull a Guillermo here. I have had my many Democrat friends read your comments Guillermo, and they don't want anything to do with your insanity. The vast multitudes of Democrats that I know don't hate America and Thanksgiving the way that you do.

Mr. Leibowitz, your comment regarding your religous beliefs. That may be the single biggest load of crap I have ever heard. Not only that, you're as wrong as you can possibly be. I for one, will not let phony believers such as you, pretend to speak for people of faith. You are a phony. You may be the second most brainwashed person on Earth, next to your buddy Guillermo.

-- Posted by RMontana on Tue, Nov 24, 2009, at 9:59 AM

Hey Monte - don't you find it odd that we keep hearing the word genocide from these Obamunists? Yet, they shed no tears for the daily murder of thousands of innocents.

Hey, I'll pull a Guillermo as well. When we point out the murder of thousand of babies that occur every day, Guillermo says it's "not murder." He tells us it's just a little 'o medical procedure. Okay, so this Western Expansion wasn't genocide. It was just some folks figthin' over a little 'o land.

Thus the phony leftists are on display. They bemoan and cry with great anger over Columbus, yet they cannot even recognize true victims of cold blooded murder right before their eyes.

How can one explain such nitwittedness?

To be a liberal, you simply ignore truth and let animosity rule your thinking like a political dog in heat. Here in the mainstream of thought, people like you and me, look honestly and soberly at facts to draw the right conclusions. That takes intellectual honesty, and intellectual honesty takes effort.

-- Posted by sameldridge on Tue, Nov 24, 2009, at 10:37 AM

And........... friends, fellow conservatives, seekers of knowledge, and good folks everywhere.

I do not mind heated debates, I don't care if you call me a name, if that is what you believe. I have the right to challenge your word, and I will. You have a right to challenge mine. We need to keep our intensity, but be careful of using curse words to say how you feel about another person.

This is a nice newspaper, and they are kind to let us bloviate. I fear that our leftist adversaries will use any one thing, or one statement, to hurt us since their arguments fail.

Let us not be timid, let us be smart.

Having said that, I think I hear way to much on the civility of political debate nowadays. I don't know how we can be civil when dangerous forces have seized power in our land, and daily are robbing us and working to make us slaves of the state.

That is hard to do for regular folks. So we get intense, and we fight like hell. The left tries to limit our debate by saying that we have to be nice to them while they try and ruin everything.

I just ask you (and me too) to be careful with the rhetoric. Please continue to take on the nefarious comedians on the left.

-- Posted by sameldridge on Tue, Nov 24, 2009, at 10:58 AM

Guillermo, whatever semantics you want to use, abortion has killed tens of millions in the last forty years.

Your assertion that the United States has engaged in the deliberate and systematic extermination of a national, racial, political, or cultural group, is false.

You want to excuse the killing of our own babies using fancy words, that is unacceptable. A nation, a people, that would go along with this nonsense, are easy prey for further government atrocities, which is becoming more evidence daily.

You speak out both sides of your mouth, so I must agree that your indignation is political in nature, not altruistic.

-- Posted by Leo.Pold on Tue, Nov 24, 2009, at 12:59 PM

"To which national, racial, political, or cultural group do unborn fetuses belong?"

The human race gi...the human race.

How do you sleep at night? Unborn humans are not deserving of any of your criteria or definitions of murder? Does that make it easier for you to condone their executions? Since they don't fit into the Webster's dictionary definition, they musn't exist and their deaths are acceptable.

You are a cold human being...sad.

Carl Leibowitz's "God" bless Carl Leibowitz

-- Posted by Husker23 on Tue, Nov 24, 2009, at 1:05 PM

So you were the equivalent of a tumor in your mothers belly...hmmmm...hard to argue with that.

-- Posted by Husker23 on Tue, Nov 24, 2009, at 2:00 PM

Only special in the sense that MY Mother made the right choice...how about yours?

Sometimes you completely miss the point of the argument by making up false counter arguments.

"The banality of the right's "daddy knows best" mentality is exactly what is wrong in this country and the world." - Yes gi, it is only the males in this country and around the world that are pro-life...my wife, my mother, my grandmothers opinion of abortion mean nothing to you...they aren't even factored into your argument. Are we back to that "evil white male" fight again.

Women who are pro-life??? Blasphemy.

-- Posted by Husker23 on Tue, Nov 24, 2009, at 3:03 PM

So...women that support patriarchy postitions must be "subjugated" or "pressured" and thus (in your world) their opinions are less valuable than women who don't? Only the women that choose abortion are truly free??

Your inference that my Mothers, grandmothers, wifes choices were not theirs or that they were "subjugated" is insulting and you are...well...not worth it...

You are the lowest form of human being I have ever witnessed.

-- Posted by Husker23 on Tue, Nov 24, 2009, at 3:47 PM

fredd...you don't need any help from me to make you look a fool...your stupidity speaks for itself with each of your posts.

-- Posted by Husker23 on Tue, Nov 24, 2009, at 4:09 PM

Sir Duffus,

When you call me a FREELOADER --

You are a miserable, lying, sorry excuse of a worthless human being.

NOW, IS THAT PLAIN ENOUGH?

I am pushing 80 years of age, and for the past THREE-QUARTERS OF A CENTURY [Since 1937], I have AVERAGED WORKING more than 14 hours daily, six days weekly, about 51.5 weeks annually.

For the past three years, my typical day has been 5 a.m. through 9 p.m., seven days weekly, trying to prevent losing my own investments from being eaten by the Bush/Cheney/CitiGroup/BofA/Merril-Lynch/Lehman Bros financial fraud.

While at the same time helping blue collar Americans save their homes and small businesses.

Without knowing their lives and backgrounds, I would never call anyone a slacker, or lazy or freeloader -- Have even been known to help many of that kind of person, knowing their ways.

This has included working complete decades without a vacation, sometimes operating three businesses and personally working 80 hour weeks between them.

It is your kind of sorry-assed excuse of a living person who is the major problem in America.

You don't know what the HELL you are talking about, but you will BS day and night.

From your own words, DUFFUS, there is no doubt you are an IDIOT.

-- Posted by HerndonHank on Tue, Nov 24, 2009, at 4:32 PM

By the way, for those trying to understand why one business can absorb another -- even a larger business.

IT IS CALLED THE IRS CODE.

To be specific, carefully crafted portions of the IRS TAX CODE slipped in during the various Republican administrations and GOP controlled House and Senate terms -- Starting with Ike, then amended and amended and amended.

How do I know?

From reorganizing numerous small and large businesses across the U.S.

A "bankrupt" Colorado operation, sold to two NYC corporations for a combined $13-Million.

The business entities brought $8-Million from one publicly-held corporation, primarily for the customer list and intellectual property, copyrights and fee-simple titled property.

The corporation brought $5-Million from another even larger corporation, for the "carry-forward tax losses of $7.8-Million. Those nice folks wrote off those tax losses of their new subsidiary during the two subsequent years, and each quarter paid a share of the $5-Million, clearing $2.8-Million before spending a dime.

With small businesses from Coastal California farm towns to eastern Pennsylvania and Virginia, through the Great Basin, Southwest Deserts and Rocky Mountain states; repeatedly I got the business back on its feet and sold it at a nice profit for the owner -- more than 90% of the time selling to a "group" of "chain," which used the IRS tax code to buy with 15-30 Cent tax dollars.

The result, millions of small businesses have been swallowed, because the code allows big business to buy them with tax dollars.

Highly profitable smaller firms can buy in reverse, because they either invest with those dollars or send them in as taxes.

That is why businesses are being swallowed -- big fish eating little fish.

-- Posted by HerndonHank on Tue, Nov 24, 2009, at 4:55 PM

gi...you just can't see the picture from your high horse can you?

#1 - My comment was directed at you being a tumor - not your mother - tongue in cheek in reply to your asinine view that a fetus is equivalent to a tumor.

#2 - It doesn't bother me that you are attacking someone of which you have absolutely no knowledge (my mother, grandmother, wife). That's what you do...that's what you've done since you've begun blogging.

It bothers me that you pressume that any loving, motherly human emotion is "subjugated" and "pressured". Any woman that chooses life is somehow brainwashed into being a care giver...you poor lonely little man. It bothers me that you put so little value on human life. For that you are the lowest of low.

I'm going to do a little pressuming of my own strawman...you were never hugged, told you were special, or given butterfly kisses. Did nobody put a band-aid on your bruises when you had your first bicycle crash?

I am sorry that you never experienced the true motherly emotions and care that the rest of us have.

You really need to face it...some women want to be mothers...even though yours didn't.

-- Posted by Husker23 on Tue, Nov 24, 2009, at 5:01 PM

Fredd...you are the poster boy of why late term abortions shouldn't be attempted.

-- Posted by Husker23 on Tue, Nov 24, 2009, at 5:02 PM

Hi Fredd

You ought to take a break Fredd, you are violating several of the posting rules.

you deserve to be banned.

-- Posted by boojum666 on Tue, Nov 24, 2009, at 7:39 PM

Hi Fredd

What does 666 mean to you?

-- Posted by boojum666 on Tue, Nov 24, 2009, at 8:12 PM

gi

Can you really be that stupid? Maybe you and fredd are the same after all.

You are a tumor...no attack on your mother. Read again my misguided unwanted fetus.

Although since you insist on continually taking it there, it is obvious that she did fail in many ways with you.

You volunteer...wow, guess you're some kind of hero. Three continents...I'll bet you think that impresses someone.

I volunteer too gi, don't feel the need to gloat about it on some blog anonymously. Does it make you feel good...take away the guilt of being you?

I'm through playing down here in the mud with you. You have sufficient rope now and have exposed yourself for the vile person you are.

You are a punk with a keyboard and a thesaurus...nothing more.

-- Posted by Husker23 on Tue, Nov 24, 2009, at 9:51 PM

Husker - I tried to talk with Guillermo about this volunteer business some time ago. It is not volunteerism that made America great, it was the liberty for a man or woman to make a profit!

I have much more respect for a man/woman that takes a chance, engaging in self interest, and then having the ability to hire and pay workers.

Guillermo takes the easy way out, (what a shock there), and instead of taking risk, he wusses out and hides in the volunteer world.

Volunteerism is fine, but it is not a solution, merely a feel good step by the gutless. You really want to make a difference? Start a business, see if you have the ability to make a profit, and maybe you can one day offer employment, instead of a half-assed handout.

You also describe him as a punk. Actually, the punk mentality runs through all of liberalism. Look at the comments by Guillermo, Carl, Fredd, and I hate to say it, but HerndonHank as well. These are hateful, bitter folks, with delusions of intellegence.

Thanks Husker and other conservatives for your comments.

-- Posted by sameldridge on Tue, Nov 24, 2009, at 11:43 PM

The Bible does not say that money is the root of all evil, The Bible says the love of money is the root of all evil.

Reformed, you are thinking incorrectly. Have you not heard that it is better to teach a man to fish, than to just give a man a fish?

I think it would be much better to give a person a job, than a handout. I know the left doesn't like that attitude, they want the praise of others as they do their good deed. Volunteerism is fine, and if a person wants to do some volunteer work, go do it. But, liberty, the freedom to fail or succeed, is far more valuable than a handout.

Liberals want a welfare society, where all of us stand in line to get our cup of soup from these wonderful volunteers. Spare me.

I never called myself a "good christian" Carl, so stop telling lies. Who are you to determine how a Christian should act? Are you judging me? Heaven forbid.

There is a difference between profit and greed. Profit is the proper use of money, greed is the love of money.

The problem with your liberals is, that you are greedy for the profits others have made. You're eaten up with envy.

There are some who read the Bible and try and make it conform to their liberal delusions. Jesus was a fan of profit, and gave parables to prove it.

Just for the record: "Wow! You volunteers are a wonderful!" There, you have your reward.

I will wait to hear you explain how it is better to hand a guy a cup of soup than give him a job.

-- Posted by sameldridge on Wed, Nov 25, 2009, at 2:52 PM

Sam,

You are on fire today...well written, to the point, and unlike with me, they haven't dragged you into the mud with them. Great points.

They are predictable and continue to read what they want to read, ignoring the facts...misguided perhaps, but I have had my fill of them all. They are not here looking for a debate, only a fight.

Good work Sam.

-- Posted by Husker23 on Wed, Nov 25, 2009, at 3:03 PM

Sam,

You set a trap for Guillermo and he went for it full bore. The liberals really do think that profit is greed. They were taught that nonsense for years in the schools, part of the indoctrination you talk about.

If I listened to Guillermo, I should stop my small business, get rid of my employees, and work at the soup kitchen, like Michelle Obama did in her $500 tennis shoes.

You are right about Christ teaching that profit is good, not only good, but God expects it from us. Read the parable of the talents.

Buddy, you have a great Thanksgiving.

Husker, I am glad to know you are out there as well. I do think we conservatives, we mainstreamers, are winning, so expect the liberals to be even more hysterical in the days to come. Thank you for your comments.

Thanks again Sam.

-- Posted by Leo.Pold on Wed, Nov 25, 2009, at 4:28 PM

Here is a more complete statement of what Ayn Rand thought of Thanksgiving:

"Thanksgiving is a typically American holiday. In spite of its religious form (giving thanks to God for a good harvest), its essential, secular meaning is a celebration of successful production. It is a producers' holiday. The lavish meal is a symbol of the fact that abundant consumption is the result and reward of production. Abundance is (or was and ought to be) America's pride--just as it is the pride of American parents that their children need never know starvation."

http://aynrandlexicon.com/lexicon/thanks...

-- Posted by Ayn-Rand-Fan on Thu, Nov 26, 2009, at 12:48 AM

Randy says: "Anyone who quotes (and I am assuming reads) Ayn Rand most likely has the intellectual capabilities of a teenager."

This comment is an ad-hominem argument fallacy. Rather than speaking to a particular argument, the individual makes an attack against an entire group of people. Read about ad-hominem here:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ad_hominem

"Her grand theories and diatribes on self reliance were hardly applicable to any real world situation, and the contradictions in her reasoning are flawed to the point of ridiculousness."

Randy commits the same argument fallacy here by calling Ayn Rand's ideas 'ridiculous'. He doesn't tell us about any particular line of reasoning that he disagrees with, but we should ASSUME that whatever it is, it is not applicable. Really? If that is the case, could someone tell me why a book filled with Ayn Rand's "grand theories and diatribes", namely Atlas Shrugged, continues to sell more than 100,000 copies per year?

Perhaps people aren't getting Randy's point. Or perhaps Randy is just plain wrong

-- Posted by Ayn-Rand-Fan on Thu, Nov 26, 2009, at 12:52 AM

I have always known Inglaterra's intellegence was over stated, but not knowing the difference between greed and profit proves it.

-- Posted by Chunky Peanut Butter on Fri, Nov 27, 2009, at 9:25 AM

Hey CPB - thus Guillermo illustrates educational malpractice. It is not that he isn't bright, but like allot of young folks, their "living water" has been poisoned with mailgnant liberalism.

How else can you explain Guillermos' utter disgust with almost all things American?

Spain is a Socialist country, I wonder why Guillermo doesn't stay in Spain?

-- Posted by sameldridge on Fri, Nov 27, 2009, at 12:36 PM

Once again, Guillermo show his ignorance of Biblical teachings. Profit doesn't inspire greed, lust does. Seems like one of the 10 commandments addresses this, perhaps #10. Breaking this one leads to the others being broken. Just imagine where the world would be if we just simply followed the BIG 10. Great things have been done off of the profits great people have created.

By the way Iggy, you haven't shown you know the difference between profit and greed.

-- Posted by Chunky Peanut Butter on Fri, Nov 27, 2009, at 12:54 PM

So, what is profit?

-- Posted by Chunky Peanut Butter on Fri, Nov 27, 2009, at 1:14 PM

You never answered the question. WHAT IS PROFIT?

Really, trying to equate the comedy Christmas Vacation to a real life scenario? Now you're scraping the bottom. Also, it wasn't profit that made your examples evil, but pure greed.

So the question remains, WHAT IS PROFIT?

-- Posted by Chunky Peanut Butter on Fri, Nov 27, 2009, at 1:58 PM

Profit is when revenues have exceeded total costs. Basically applies to business entities large and small.

If your goal is life is to work for a company that provides Christmas bonuses, then ask up front. No business is obligated to provide a Christmas bonus. If that ticks you off, find one who will.

-- Posted by Chunky Peanut Butter on Fri, Nov 27, 2009, at 2:22 PM

Ladies and Gentlemen, I present the crown jewel of modern American education, Guillermo Inglaterra.

-- Posted by Chunky Peanut Butter on Fri, Nov 27, 2009, at 2:40 PM

"Profit is excess, the want of excess is greed, therefore the desire to profit is greed."

Excess also allows for growth, growth allows for decreased need, therefore the desire to have excess creates less need.

You can word it how you like, but the key here is greed...not profit. Without profit, how would you and your liberal friends redistribute the wealth?

It looks like fun though...let me try one using your method: People eat, the over-indulgence of food is gluttony, therefore people with the desire to eat are gluttonous.

Shame on anyone who has eaten.

-- Posted by Husker23 on Fri, Nov 27, 2009, at 11:11 PM

Guillermo,

As you stated elsewhere, you choose not to adhere to Biblical teachings, yet you quote the Holy Bible to suit your needs in this discussion. Doesn't that make you a HYPOCRITE. The Bible is very clear with what we are to do with the fruits of our labors, give back to the Lord what is His,so that He will provide us with our needs. Your blurring of the lines that separate profit from greed won't work here.

-- Posted by Chunky Peanut Butter on Sat, Nov 28, 2009, at 1:04 PM

So in other words, you don't know the difference between profit and greed.

-- Posted by Chunky Peanut Butter on Sat, Nov 28, 2009, at 3:27 PM

Guillermo,

How much of your profit/wage do you give to the needy?

-- Posted by Chunky Peanut Butter on Sat, Nov 28, 2009, at 3:30 PM

Doing what?

-- Posted by Chunky Peanut Butter on Sat, Nov 28, 2009, at 4:14 PM

Where in the Bible is PROFIT called an abonination?

And since you seem to have ample time o respond to the blogs in the Gazette, and who knows how many more, could it be said your being greedy with your time?

-- Posted by Chunky Peanut Butter on Sat, Nov 28, 2009, at 4:25 PM

Do you know for a fact Sam does not give freely of himself. Did you ask Jesus Christ, or did you just assume?

-- Posted by Chunky Peanut Butter on Sat, Nov 28, 2009, at 8:25 PM

It really shouldn't surprise us that someone who can't make the distinction between a fetus and a tumor doesn't know the difference between profit and greed.

-- Posted by Husker23 on Sat, Nov 28, 2009, at 10:35 PM

Somehow,

I fail to see how being a numbers-reliant conservative businessman requires me to switch off my own brain regarding complex issues.

Single issue political litmus tests will never solve local, state or national problems.

The only way to provide workable answers to questions is to consider all possible solutions.

Ruling out 50% to 90% of solutions for being politically incorrect is not businesslike or truly conservative.

Democracy is the messiest form of government.

That said -- It still is the best form of government created to date.

The problem comes when corrupt politicians rig elections and the top court votes along party lines in resolving serious constitutional questions.

In the case of the 2000 Florida elections -- quite possibly the single most important Supreme Court decision in history.

It gave us two wars, total failure to pursue elimination of our nation's and the world's greatest single threat, total disregard for this nation's citizens' constitutional rights, overwhelming financial irresponsibility, debt and federal deficits, endless dispensing for public monies to political cronies and finally -- near total national and global economic collapse.

And for the past year, it has resulted in non-stop vitriolic carping attacks upon a legitimately elected president with whom his critics will disagree regardless.

Tragically, primarily because of his bi-racial reality.

-- Posted by HerndonHank on Sun, Nov 29, 2009, at 3:09 PM

Interesting, Hank that you use the term "democracy" to describe our government.

The basic principles of democracy are equality and freedom, which means all citizens are equal before the law and have equal access to power.

Since neither is present in our current state of government; I would propose that we do NOT live in a democracy, but rather a represenative republic, where we give our power to others to govern.

Now, the concept of law predetermines an accepted higher power. In most instances, law from man is precedented by law from God. The laws of our federal government concede power to the states and both concede power to our Creator.

Interesting. I wonder what it would take for the unborn to realize equality before the law in this land?

-- Posted by Mickel on Mon, Nov 30, 2009, at 10:12 PM

Hank, you are the one that brought up his race, again, by the way. Are you consumed with race?

These liberals say you have made a brilliant post. Personally, I have never seen any brilliance from you, just anger, hatred, envy, jealously, and a complete lack of understanding of how a Republic works. Well, I guess I do see why these liberals think you are brilliant. You also have a marvelous way of not letting the facts get in the way of your hatred.

The Florida 2000 election was a case of Democrats trying to still an election, and change the rules in the middle of the game, again, typically liberal. The Supreme Court did not let the very liberal Florida Supreme Court, re-write election law in the middle of an election.

So I must conclude that you are ignorant on purpose.

What is wonderful to see, is the American people are becoming wise to liberals and their tactics. It will be an expensive lesson, one that will take decades to correct, but Americans are good folks, regardless of what you liberals think.

-- Posted by sameldridge on Mon, Nov 30, 2009, at 10:38 PM

You know I don't think these guys hardly ever get out of their cubicles.Keep up the great work Sam...

-- Posted by orville on Tue, Dec 1, 2009, at 10:17 AM

Fred,The Great Work is the Truth.Not just this government today but the past ones too.Sir,I know because I live in it each and every day.We Americans are losing our FREEDOMS EVERY DAY and if you can't see that my the LORD HAVE MERCY ON YOU SOLE,Sir..

-- Posted by orville on Tue, Dec 1, 2009, at 12:59 PM

Fredd,you sir,are so blind to real life.

-- Posted by orville on Tue, Dec 1, 2009, at 3:01 PM

fredd,

You make some good points about Sam and his alleged hate, care to INTELLIGENTLY PROVE IT!

-- Posted by Chunky Peanut Butter on Tue, Dec 1, 2009, at 7:12 PM

Fredd, I use to think that you could not possibly be as half-witted as you appear, but I stand corrected.

I grow tired of your constant mindless attacks on Sam, you have called him a liar numerous times, yet you have never given an example. You are a hater sir, a sad example of a liberal. You and your compadres, Guillermo and Carl, do nothing to advance your cause. You are so bird-brained that you think by smearing Sam over and over again, you are engaging in debate.

The only lies, half-truths, and hatred I have seen, have come from the three of you.

Orville, I can sense your frustration in dealing with the mindless hate demonstrated by Fredd and his pals. You were right to say that Fredd is blind to real life. Liberalism is a fantasy. Liberalism is mental masturbation at best.

So, Orville, I join you in urging Sam to keep up the good work.

-- Posted by Leo.Pold on Tue, Dec 1, 2009, at 10:14 PM

I further agree that Fredd has violated the blog policies repeatedly. He has never made a real point that I can see. Venom seems to be his only weapon. I want to thank you decent folks for speaking out, and supporting Sam, and even more than supporting Sam, you are supporting the truth, common sense, and the real America.

I for one, appreciate it.

-- Posted by Leo.Pold on Tue, Dec 1, 2009, at 10:34 PM

Somewhere Howard Dean is screaming, "Stop posting gi and fredd! You're giving progressive liberals a bad name. Bwwaaaa!!"

-- Posted by Husker23 on Wed, Dec 2, 2009, at 4:58 PM

Gawd! These liberals are freaking crazy! It is unreal to listen to their trash.

Husker, these liberals on here actually make Howard Dean look sane. I did not think anything could do that.

Fredd is just nuts. So much hate, so much anger, and so many lies. It's hard to believe that there are actually people out there that are that totally messed up in the head.

-- Posted by CandyKilroy on Wed, Dec 2, 2009, at 6:12 PM

Is there a liberal handbook somewhere that states, "When losing a political argument, attack their Christianity"?

You liberal bloggers seem to play that card an awful lot. It's getting repetitive and tiresome. You must be running out of shock-jock material.

-- Posted by Husker23 on Wed, Dec 2, 2009, at 7:24 PM

Nice comeback. Essentially repeating my comment, but inserting "conservative"...are you in 5th grade?

Did not...did too...did not...did too...

-- Posted by Husker23 on Wed, Dec 2, 2009, at 7:46 PM

Guill,Fred,Carl your parents should be ashamed of themselves for letting you out.Maybe they are and none us know it.

-- Posted by orville on Wed, Dec 2, 2009, at 8:31 PM

Guill,my apologies to you and Fred,Carl for stooping to your level.And yes I thank for good lord that I'm not as book smart as you.

-- Posted by orville on Thu, Dec 3, 2009, at 8:54 AM

Surprise, surprise...there's the old liberal stab at Christianity - yet again. You are laughably predictable.

I think gi has debate dyslexia. Reading the blog and rearranging the words into a form that he can argue with.

Let me help you out with that: fool what pathetic you a are!

-- Posted by Husker23 on Thu, Dec 3, 2009, at 9:00 AM

Boys, boys, boys. Play nicely. I'm sure there's something compellingly attractive from/about each of you that can be shared on this blog.

-- Posted by Resilient Justice on Thu, Dec 3, 2009, at 2:02 PM

Sean,

Don't let the vile from these two (one?) get to you.

gi is like a kirby vacuum salesman who owns a hoover...he appears to be knowledgeable regarding bible verses, then turns around and condones the murder of unborn babies (or as he calls them "tumors")...even using Christianity as a dirty word when he disagrees with someone. He picks and chooses which parts of the Bible are valid depending on the argument at hand and his perceived position.

Didn't you know that the Bible says profit is bad? According to him, the Bible is correct there, but incorrect when you use it to defend your beliefs. I guess you didn't know but he is more wise than God. Just ask him.

fredd...well fredd is his intellictually impaired alter ego who seems to have a man crush on gi (wouldn't that be some kind of narcicist incest?). To respond to anything fredd says gives him too much credit. He is like a monkey randomly pushing the buttons on a keyboard...lucky if his keystrokes make a complete sentence.

-- Posted by Husker23 on Thu, Dec 3, 2009, at 2:38 PM

Since you insist on continually taking my comment out of context, I suggest you go back and reread it and our discussion leading up to it.

-- Posted by Husker23 on Thu, Dec 3, 2009, at 2:47 PM

gi,

A) And I never said your mother should have aborted you...I asked if you thought (in your pro-abortion mind) that she made the right choice in keeping you in an attempt to make you think about how the decisions your mother made affect your very life.

B) The Bible also maintains Seans point which you were so quick to attack simply because the Bible said so.

C) Sam did not say greed was good...profit rather. You can't seem to wrap your warped mind around the concept that profit is not only good, but necessary.

D) Yes, I know...the point is that at times it appears that you don't.

E) If you are going to pick and choose, how can you justify attacking someone (Sean) when he does the same. How can you argue..."just because the Bible says so" in one sentence and turn around and quote from the Bible.

You are correct...I pick and choose too, but I don't attack someone for their interpretation and call them Un-Christian. That's the difference. Whether you or I agree with Sean is irrelevent. Disagreement is one thing, but attacking him, his religion and the Bible to prove your point are another.

Attacking his sources and using those same sources to justify your liberal political position is hypocritical.

-- Posted by Husker23 on Thu, Dec 3, 2009, at 3:31 PM

Hey Carl,

"Sean, you are quickly lumping yourself into the same category as Chunk and Duff, which is to say your posts are the blog equivalent of pornography that has been edited for prime time television. Since I know subleties like metaphor and simile are out of your league I will it out for ya...your posts have absolutely no content worth subjecting myself to read.

Having said that, I should note that I do derive a strange joy from reading the senseless, pointless, and devoid of any independent thought blatherings that you and your cronies spew. It pleases me greatly to know that, despite Sam's affirmations, ignorance like yours is just the death rattle of a thankfully endangered beast. May God have mercy on your spiteful souls.

God bless America"

-- Posted by Carl Leibowitz on Tue, Dec 1, 2009, at 7:51 PM

and;

"Sean, you are quickly lumping yourself into the same category as Chunk and Duff, which is to say your posts are the blog equivalent of pornography that has been edited for prime time television. Since I know subleties like metaphor and simile are out of your league I will it out for ya...your posts have absolutely no content worth subjecting myself to read.

Having said that, I should note that I do derive a strange joy from reading the senseless, pointless, and devoid of any independent thought blatherings that you and your cronies spew. It pleases me greatly to know that, despite Sam's affirmations, ignorance like yours is just the death rattle of a thankfully endangered beast. May God have mercy on your spiteful souls.

God bless America"

-- Posted by Carl Leibowitz on Thu, Dec 3, 2009, at 5:58 PM

Have you run out fresh ideas? Carl?

-- Posted by Chunky Peanut Butter on Thu, Dec 3, 2009, at 6:06 PM

Hey Sean - just so you know, you're appreciated. It is difficult to understand the mindset of a leftist, but then, pure hate is difficult to understand.

-- Posted by sameldridge on Fri, Dec 4, 2009, at 1:00 AM

Would we be better Christians if we just kept out of your way?? Didn't have passion about the issues that you spew??

Perhaps we should be wearing robes and sandals, being more passive, and just allow you and your left wing cronies to spread the liberal gospel without fear of accountability.

What a relief you must feel not to have that "burden" of Christianity to hold yourself accountable for, yet have that tool in your arsenal to use anytime you become cornered.

The arrogance it must take to be you..."I'm not Christian, but YOU'RE acting like a bad one". Kind of like a terrorist complaining about inappropriate pictures, while beheading a civilian on the internet. We have rules to play by while you don't, huh? If only the rest of us could be more like you, without a belief in God...and if we do, then our Faith should dictate that we measure our words when debating the great gi.

I'm not that kind of Christian gi...don't misinterpret me again. If arguing with you (using your own words against you - e.g. fetus vs tumor) makes me "Un-Christian", then I guess I'm Un-Christian. Like you always claim, gi - I'm in this until the end...I will call you on your bullying, arrogance, and lies until this gets settled or you go away. Let the "Un-Christianity" begin tumor boy.

-- Posted by Husker23 on Fri, Dec 4, 2009, at 9:10 AM

Sean,

It is educational to see what happened when you used the same tactics against the liberals that they enjoy as their daily bread.

Fredds' idiotic assertion that Christ was a liberal shows the true deprivation of liberal thought.

-- Posted by Leo.Pold on Fri, Dec 4, 2009, at 4:24 PM

Fredd, let us talk about God's will for a minute. It is God's will for American women to kill off over fifty million of their own children?

I will give you no credit for bringing up Sand Creek. You had to go back to November of 1864 to find a nutcase like Chivington, who was an ordained minister, to claim that the United States slaughtered 22 million Indians.

Your 22 million figure is completely bogus, but even if it was correct, you have supported the murder of more than twice that amount since Roe v. Wade. Can you say hypocrite?

There are some that believe that our lives, and what happens to us in our lives, has already been "pre-ordained". If you believe that, then you must conclude that whatever happens to an individual, good or bad, was God's will.

Of course, I don't believe that you can put the Creator of all things into a box. It was not God's will that any innocent child be murdered, whether they be native Indian or not. However, God has granted us free will on Earth, and humans, being the imperfect creatures that we are, will make mistakes.

In your zeal to slander America, you forgot that not everyone who was with the crazy Chivington agreed with his hideous actions.

Did you forget about Captain Silas Soule? Or did your Marxist professor fail to school you properly? It was Captain Soule who said, "I refused to fire and swore that none but a coward would, for by this time, hundreds of women and children were coming towards us begging for mercy..."

Captain Soule was later murdered on the streets of Denver for standing against the cowardly acts committed by Chivington and the others. Not surprising that in your hate, you would conveniently forget that small fact.

To take the massacre of 165 souls, and turn that into 22 million is silly, and blatantly untrue.

Maybe you should request a refund on any money that you spent on education.

My mom is native Indian, and if anyone should have a bone to pick, it would be her and not you. You seek any chance, any excuse to profligate hate, and show yourself to be a fool in doing so.

What I am curious about is your sins bro! You are so good at pointing out Rush's mistakes, or O'Reilly's or Becks, what about you fredd? Are you perfect?

Since none are perfect, except for Christ, then can no one ever speak, or act or believe? Did you support Bill Clinton, I suspect you did. So his sins are okay because he was a liberal?

If we listened to the insanity that you put forth, only liberals can act after their sin is discovered. That is ridiculous, as you are.

No sane person ever claimed that the United States is perfect, or has always been perfect. What is perfect is truth. What is perfect is liberty, what is perfect is respect for life. WE, being imperfect, can therefore cling to what is perfect. Is this just too much for your little brain to comprehend.

I have given you much more time than your deserve, but your arguments are so crude, so incendiary, that I had to speak out.

Next time, try a better argument, will you? You are beginning to bore me.

Clint Eastwood said in the movie, Heartbreak Ridge, "You can beat me, you can hit me, you can kick me, and even kill me, just don't bore me."

-- Posted by sameldridge on Fri, Dec 4, 2009, at 9:46 PM

I'd have to say, the only pure hatred on these blogs comes from fredd.

-- Posted by Chunky Peanut Butter on Sat, Dec 5, 2009, at 11:11 AM

Upon further review, fredd and Guillermo are the same person.

-- Posted by Chunky Peanut Butter on Sat, Dec 5, 2009, at 12:15 PM

I don't know Sean, both are gifted name callers, yet both are polar opposites. One seems slovenly and unmotivated. The other is an over-educated, under-employed, intellectual snob. One hasn't found the "shift" key, yet at times can actually form a complete thought. The other, who constantly sources everything, at times cannot form an original thought.

Just makes me wonder.

-- Posted by Chunky Peanut Butter on Sat, Dec 5, 2009, at 1:22 PM

fredd/Guillermo,

I believe the title of this blog was "Some Words of Wisdom". My how this degraded.

-- Posted by Chunky Peanut Butter on Sun, Dec 6, 2009, at 10:35 PM

By the way, Thank you Carl

May God Bless you.

-- Posted by Chunky Peanut Butter on Mon, Dec 7, 2009, at 6:14 PM


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