My Trip To the Dark Side

Posted Saturday, September 3, 2011, at 2:12 PM
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  • Way to go SAM!!

    -- Posted by orville on Sat, Sep 3, 2011, at 3:14 PM
  • Can you ever be brought back? Or are you there forever?

    -- Posted by Hugh Jassle on Sat, Sep 3, 2011, at 5:42 PM
  • The only witness, worth his salt, is he who has walked on the Dark Side, and survived the escape back to the Light. Oh, those in the Light will be attacked by those in the Dark, even unto death, BUT, they who die, in the Light, has Eternity to 'see' where they could have been, had they not returned to His Light.

    Welcome back to the world of the downtrodden, honest, entrepreneur. May the Light stay in your heart, and eyes, so that we, His chosen, can show our light in His eyes. AMEN

    -- Posted by Navyblue on Sat, Sep 3, 2011, at 9:08 PM
  • Welcome back my friend to the side of the bright light, the light of self worth, the light which enlightens our soul and guides us to what is right, when man works buy his own light his dreams are guided buy work from his own sweat and he reaps what he has sowen and has a happy heart, again welcome back my friend

    -- Posted by golddigger on Sun, Sep 4, 2011, at 1:41 PM
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    Welcome back Sam. Love your references to Star Wars.

    -- Posted by MichaelHendricks on Sun, Sep 4, 2011, at 2:52 PM
  • Funny thing Sam. There are a lot of Democrats that think the Federal Government is the only hope to create jobs. Yet those same Democrats will go to great lengths to attack and discredit people that state the obvious fact that the private sector is the "secret sauce" that makes the United States the great country that it is.

    You should send this to all of the Major newspapers in the country and the Wall Street Journal as a Op-Ed piece. With your permission I would like to forward this to Rick Perry.


    -- Posted by wallismarsh on Mon, Sep 5, 2011, at 3:52 PM
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    I'll bite Sam... I want to go to the North Platte POE with you so you can point out the seething hatred and rage directed at self employed drivers.

    It might be good for us both to visit anyway a bit don't you think?

    -- Posted by Brian Hoag on Wed, Sep 7, 2011, at 8:07 AM
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    You're a true man of principle, Sam! The Dark Siders fear guys like you, envy guys like you, and hate guys like you. For being more than they are and more than they have the courage to be.

    -- Posted by Boomer62 on Sun, Sep 11, 2011, at 8:18 PM
  • You are dead right on your comments. I am involved in the industry and there is so much waste. Why haul milk across the country to "equalize" pricing when you could market it in your own state? There are many examples if you want to dig.

    -- Posted by Dinasaur on Wed, Sep 14, 2011, at 9:54 AM
  • Sam, I'll paraphrase Franklin here:

    If you wish improvement from your fellow citizens and yet at the same time express yourself as firmly fixed in your present opinions, modest, sensible people will leave you in your error.

    I wonder what you might look like, in terms of leadership, if you opened your mind to the thought our world may be just a bit more complicated than the reality you occupy. I think your trajectory would be higher than North Platte to Denver.

    -- Posted by Benevolus on Thu, Sep 15, 2011, at 1:39 AM
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    Benevolus, you talk of leadership, and mock a man who changed jobs based on his moral philosophy, even though it costs him in the wallet.

    There is no higher form of leadership "trajectory." I sincerely doubt if you have ever made such an expensive move due to YOUR beliefs.

    Ben Franklin also said, "Anyone who trades liberty for security deserves neither liberty nor security". I know where he would stand with regard to the 2nd Amendment, the TSA, Homeland Security and the Patriot Act.

    -- Posted by Boomer62 on Wed, Sep 21, 2011, at 4:05 PM
  • Boomer,

    Thank you for your opinions. I guess that "mocking" was not the tone I meant to strike. Sam seems to have all the qualities of a leader, sans one: the ability to think about vexing issues from more than one narrow perspective.

    I think Sam could go far in public life, farther than this blog, or the several thousand miles his truck takes him, noble work as that may (or may not) be. But you might agree that good leadership, as Franklin points out, takes a relatively modest and sensible disposition that leaves one open to consider alternative perspectives. Sam, at least as far as I have read, does not posses such qualities. To me its a shame.

    Anyway. I would like to hear more about your stances on the 2nd Amendment, TSA, Homeland Security, etc...

    -- Posted by Benevolus on Wed, Sep 21, 2011, at 5:12 PM
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