Wednesday, 2/9/11, Public Square

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  1. I went ‘googling’ to see if I could find the official snowfall amount for Wichita. When I got to accuweather.com it told me to, “Expect poor conditions for fishing.” I decided that summed it all up well. 😉

  2. In December 2003, security forces boarded a bus in Macedonia and snatched a German citizen named Khaled el-Masri. For the next five months, el-Masri was a ghost. Only a select group of CIA officers knew he had been whisked to a secret prison for interrogation in Afghanistan.

    But he was the wrong guy.

    In the years since the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks, officers who committed serious mistakes that left people wrongly imprisoned or even dead have received only minor admonishments or no punishment at all, an Associated Press investigation has revealed. The botched el-Masri case is but one example of a CIA accountability process that even some within the agency say is unpredictable and inconsistent.

    Though Obama has sought to put the CIA’s interrogation program behind him, the result of a decade of haphazard accountability is that many officers who made significant missteps are now the senior managers fighting the president’s spy wars.

    http://abcnews.go.com/Politics/wireStory?id=12874101

  3. To the Tea Party Republicans in the U. S. House who voted not to extend the Patriot Act:

    standing ovation!

    Thank you!

  4. Washington gets loonier this weekend when CPAC comes to town. They’ll be deciding who passes the purity tests, establish who the real republicans are, and who are the secret islamo-liberals, anchor baby sympathizers, while deciding who are the real Jesus-fearing Americans. I predict they’re fired up and ready with the same old tired ideas they worshiped in Reagan!

  5. 6176746f6c6c65

    Well, here I am, snowed in at home. If I could get out to the street, I can make it to the office, but the existing condition precedent cannot be satisfied at present. Should the sun come out, the wind cease, I might be able to dig out. Oh well, just like school; a snow day. 🙂

    • I just went out to tackle the shoveling. A chore I did yesterday so I thought would be much easier today. It wasn’t. I made a small path and cleared both the front and back porches which seemed to take an equal amount of effort that shoveling most of the driveway took yesterday afternoon. Is the snow heavier? Are my aching muscles making it seem that way? Maybe if the temps rise …

      Hope you have provisions for the snow day, 6176! I’m looking at the expected temps and hoping things look up soon.

  6. I have an idea! (Think Tom Sawyer here.)

    You could help me make this week’s practice vocabulary test! It’s so much fun! Why, since I began doing this on a weekly basis a few months ago, I have to tell you I’ve discovered several tasks I used to put off that I now don’t put off as long — vocabulary practice test having gone to the top of the put off list…

    This week’s words:

    portent (n)

    portend (v)

    exalt (v)

    contraband (n)

    latitude (n)

    equable (adj)

    constraint (n)

    venturous (adj)

    morose (adj)

    politic (adj)

    incorrigible (adj)

    ostentatious (adj)

    patronize (v)

    magnanimous (adj)

    inaugurate

    Wonder if I could make a single practice sentence using ALL the words? It would shake it up a bit, huh?

  7. WSClark

    The neighbor went out this morning and shoveled………………………… the roof of his house.

    I am not kidding. His driveway is full of snow as is his sidewalk to the front door, but his roof is clean.

    Now, I have had some bad ideas in my lifetime – two marriages come to mind and that shaved head look a few years back – but I have never considered getting up on the roof and shoveling it.

    I guess he thinks that Santa is just running a bit late.

    • Wellllllll,

      when you clean you start at the top…

      Hmmm. Maybe he has a leaky roof?

      My neighbor has been shoveling for two days straight. He is an elderly man and he was out cleaning his drive every couple of hours yesterday. He’s already been out twice today. Makes me feel real guilty. 😦

    • indypendent

      The problem with too much snow on the roof and making them collapse has been on the news recently.

      Allstate even has a commercial about it – but they use that ‘mayhem guy’ laying on the garage roof when it collapses when he blows into the tree above and one more plop of snow makes him go crashing into the garage on top of the car. I don’t like Allstate (for numerous reasons over 20 years of being in their ‘good hand’) and I don’t like this commercial with the mayhem guy

      Anyway – that could be the reason for the roof snow being shoveled.

    • indypendent

      P.S. – I don’t like any of Allstate commercials – but I could be biased. LOL

      Let’s just say – when a customer has been loyal for 20+ years, that customer should not be told that their rates cannot be lowered because only the lower rates are offered to new customers. That comment, and their crappy service I was receiving from the moron that bought out my former insurance agent’s office, led me to do some research online and I found same coverage for half of what I was paying at Allstate.

      I learned to never be afraid to look elsewhere if you’re not happy. I was amazed at how much we were overpaying for the exact same thing.

  8. WASHINGTON —

    House Republicans proposed ending more than 60 government programs and cutting hundreds of others Wednesday in a $35 billion down payment on their promise to rein in federal deficits.

    Funding for AmeriCorps, family planning assistance and the Corporation for Public Broadcasting would be wiped out under the proposal, presented to the GOP rank-and-file at a closed door meeting.

    As outlined by Rep. Harold Rogers, R-Ky., the chairman of the House Appropriations Committee, cuts would range widely across the face of government, including aid to education, food safety and inspection services, and high-speed rail, which President Barack Obama wants to increase.

    The legislation is expected to reach the House floor next week. While the political focus is on the cuts demanded by Republicans, the bill also is needed to allow the government to continue normal operations when its funding authority expires on March 4. Many Republicans, especially freshmen lawmakers elected with tea party support, promise to seek deeper cuts.

    http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2011/02/09/AR2011020902588.html?hpid=topnews

    • Remember! Every time you hear a politician talking about what sounds like HUGE amounts of money, watch this for some perspective!

  9. indypendent

    Some more encouraging news about Rep. Gabrielle Giffords’ recovery- she verbally requested toast for breakfast.

    Some might think this is no big deal. But as one who went for 1 month+ on intravenous feeding, just being able to request toast for a meal IS a big deal.

    And I did not have the extra complication of just having a brain trauma injury a few short weeks earlier – that is what makes this verbal request even more remarkable.

    Sometimes in life – it is the little things that mean the most….. It should teach us all to just stop, smell the roses and be thankful for what we have in this life.

    http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/41492254/ns/us_news/?gt1=43001

  10. Will the 112th Congress work hard — or hardly work?

    Would you like to earn a week’s vacation for every two weeks you work? If so, you should run for Congress. According to the restructured legislative calendar that new House Majority Leader Eric Cantor (R) of Virginia has set, House lawmakers in Washington will generally stay in session for two consecutive weeks, then get a week off.

    http://www.csmonitor.com/Commentary/Editorial-Board-Blog/2011/0104/Will-the-112th-Congress-work-hard-or-hardly-work

    • indypendent

      Hey, they need those weeks off to go get those cash donations from their puppet masters.

      Seriously, for a bunch of people that promised transparence, honesty, integrity and the House was going to return to do the ‘peoples business’, this bunch is one big sorry mess.

  11. indypendent

    I noticed yesterday fnord posted something about Sen Rand Paul from Kentucky.

    Let me just start out – I don’t like Rand Paul’s politics but I have to laugh when he is giving Mitch McConnell and the other old GOP farts a run for their money. Now that is funny.

    But I suspect when the Tea Party darling Rand Paul starts on his run through Congress and by the end of his first term, don’t you think even the Tea Party people will be sick of him?

    • I haven’t seen any indication they have enough sense to determine a good legislator or even a person with two brain cells to rub together. Didn’t they bring us a batch of wingnuts like Rand paul, Sharron Angle, Christine O’Donell? Isn’t Michelle Bachmann their leader? They’re beyond the usual GOP ‘standards.’

    • indypendent

      I can understand your reasoning, but I suspect that when the rubber hits the road, even these Tea Partiers will be siding with the old boys of the GOP when it comes to their government checks/subsidies being cut or not.

  12. indypendent

    The GOP is still at it with their quest to redefine rape. What is so hard about taking out one word in a bill?

    http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2011/02/09/abortion-forcible-rape-language-hr-3_n_820846.html

    • indypendent

      Now this makes me angry.

      What if this was Obama trying to ram this down every one’s throat. Wouldn’t all those good family values Christians be up in arms?

    • Maybe the words (like ‘rape’) they get to speak out loud ‘do it’ for them. Many of them have proven to be perverts! Did you see the two latest Republican sex stories — Boehner and his girl-friend lobbyist and New York Rep. Christopher Lee, aka the Craigslist Congressman?

    • indypendent

      I have not heard about those two latest sex scandals. But nothing surprises me anymore.

      I heard a long time ago that if the people outside of Washington ever really knew what a bunch of sex perverts are running the government, they would literally die of shock.

      And, unfortunately, that does seem to be on both sides of the aisle. But I would like add – I think the Democrats, at least, don’t hold their main perps up on the pedestal when they get caught.

      ie John Edwards – the Democrats pretty much shut him out….

    • GOP Rep. Chris Lee resigns over shirtless photo on Web

      “I regret the harm that my actions have caused my family, my staff and my constituents,” the two-term congressman said in a statement posted on his site Wednesday evening. He said he made “profound mistakes.”

      http://www.usatoday.com/news/washington/2011-02-09-lee-resigns-amid-scandal_N.htm

  13. Boy do I agree with this request! If only Clarence Thomas was a reasonable or even intelligent or thoughtful man, but he’s not, and this makes too much sense for him to give it any consideration.

    Weiner Asks Clarence Thomas to Recuse Himself from Possible Healthcare Hearing

    Rep. Anthony Weiner and 73 other representatives sent a letter to Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas asking Thomas to recuse himself from a potential challenge to the new health care law in virtue of his wife’s lobbying work.

    http://www.observer.com/2011/politics/weiner-asks-clarence-thomas-recuse-himself-possible-healthcare-hearing

  14. You know how you always hear from the right that no one wants a bureaucracy between them and their doctor when they’re railing against the Affordable Care Act? Why do they think I need or want anyone between me and reproductive health care? The answer is they don’t think, they are hypocrites.

  15. This is an interesting opinion.

    ——————-

    House GOP in disarray. But is the Tea Party Caucus really behind it?

    Either we’re too anxious to hammer the square peg of the vote count into the round hole of The Prevailing Tea Party NarrativeTM, or we may not all be working with the same definition of what constitutes the Tea Party, with respect to congressional voting blocs.

    The only “official” count of the membership of the House Tea Party Caucus that exists is the list released in July of 2010 by its chair, Michele Bachmann (R-MN-06). That list, which has never been updated, shows 52 members, though only 50 of them are actually still Members of the House of Representatives. Former Reps. Peter Hoekstra (R-MI-02) and Jerry Moran (R-KS-01) are still as members. Moran, of course, was elected to the Senate and has joined the Senate Tea Party caucus. Hoekstra retired from the House and was defeated in his gubernatorial bid.

    http://www.dailykos.com/storyonly/2011/2/9/942282/-House-GOP-in-disarray.-But-is-the-Tea-Party-Caucus-really-behind-it

    • Be sure you read down to see more evidence that Boehner isn’t nearly as effective as Nancy Pelosi! She is a tough act to follow and he doesn’t have anywhere near what it takes!

      (at least he didn’t cry…)

    • indypendent

      What I found more interesting is the fact at their first Tea Party Caucus meeting, there more prominent Tea Party darlings – like Marco Rubio from Florida – did not even show up.

      IMHO – the Tea Party Caucus is nothing more than more snake oil in the snake oil salesmen scam game.

      I have said this before, I think once the Tea Party mad hatters get in there and start to really wield that budget axe – there is going to be such a backlash – those teapots are going to be broken into a million little pieces.

  16. indypendent

    Keith Olbermann was offered a new job within 24 hrs of leaving MSNBC.

    Maybe I missed it from someone else posting this, but I just now saw it on Huffington Post and thought I would post it here….

    I don’t anything about this Current network they are referring to – does anyone here? We have Direct TV, so I am going to go check my remote and search for them.

    http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2011/02/09/keith-olbermann-al-gore-current_n_820972.html

    • I do have that channel, didn’t know it and have never watched it (to my knowledge) but might now. We have AT&T U-verse.

    • indypendent

      I just checked my remote – and found we have that channel also.

      Good to know……

    • prairie pond

      I watch it fairly frequently on my sat dish. I like it. Sometimes it’s boring, but the topics are all good. Lots of stuff you won’t see anywhere else.

    • indypendent

      Is it safe to say that no Real Houswives of_______(fill in the blank) or Jersey Shore with Snookie is on this channel?

      I swear, the shows that are called hits leave me asking one question – when did the Jerry Springer Show go mainstream?

      I am so tired of seeing all these drama queens and their constant yammering about their dull lives and fantasies be regarded as talented people to emulate.

      Please, give me a break….

      BTW – is it just me or does Sarah Palin look like she could be Snookie’s mother? Especially when she has her hair down and that pouf on top of her head. And that same yammering, non-stop talking about nothing.

  17. indypendent

    I found this article about that Republican from New York – Lee – with his sex scandal.

    From reading this, it was only an email to this one woman on Craigslist?
    I do not condone any married man doing this , but I have to wonder why the rush to resign effective immediately?

    We all do something stupid because we are humans – but if this is just an email from a married guy that lies to women – hey, there’s thousands of these guys doing it.

    I just smell something fishy here…….maybe this guy knows he needs to get out of Dodge before the rest of the closet skeletons fall out?

    http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/41498568/ns/politics-capitol_hill/?GT1=43001

    • Oooops, I should have read you before I posted. OH well, two different articles.

      No matter what — whether it was an email or more — I admire the man for wanting to deal with the problems. He is putting his wife, marriage and his family ahead of politics, power….

    • indypendent

      But doesn’t it just sound a bit too rushing to resign when so many of his fellow Republican colleagues are still in their seats – and some have even won re-election?

      I did notice in the article I posted, the Republican leadership did not seem too bothered with trying to keep the guy in office.

      While I do give him credit, my cynical side is asking alot more questions.

    • indypendent

      There have been countless times when Republicans were found to be less than virtuous or outright lying.

      But I think the American people can forgive and give the person another chance. And if this is only about some picture in an email, I just don’t get why all the rush to resign.

      As I understood from the article I posted, this seat will now be called by Andrew Cuomo – a Democrat?

      Especially if that is true – why would any Republican risk a Democrat putting in a fellow Democrat in that seat. Why not just face up to the scandal and just try to overcome it.

      But you’re right, the man is to be commended for standing up and taking responsibility for his actions.

      I just wish the other Republican males would follow suit – adn they are confronted with actual adultery and sometimes even showing up on the Senate floor on the phone with his madame. And this guy gets re-elected….

      That’s what I mean – is there more to this story adn they are cutting their losses?

    • I don’t even care what the details are or whether they are more than we know now. I don’t need to know. The only time it bothers me is when they are like Newt Gingrich when he was leading the charge to persecute Bill Clinton and acting so sanctimonious while committing adultery himself. I just can’t stand it when anyone thinks they’re better than someone else. We’re humans, we make mistakes, some own them and accept responsibility without comparing themselves favorably to another human.

    • Whether you’re democrat or republican you’re still a fallible human being. It’s just the democrats seldom hold themselves up as more than that, while the republicans often do. All that Party of God stuff just makes me sick to my stomach.

    • Christians who hold themselves to be morally superior to someone of another faith also make me sick to my stomach!

    • indypendent

      fnord – I think we agree on this issue but I am trying to see it from a purely political angle. I am trying to figure out what Republicans would potentially lose this seat over something that is not even a crime. A moral crime – maybe – but not a legal crime.

      I commend the guy for being upfront and honest.

      I liked the way Rachel Maddow handled this story tonight on her show. She talked about this Republican Lee resigning and then she said that Sen. John Ensign is at a fundraiser to be re-elected.

      That about says it all.

      BTW – I was not trying to insinuate that I wanted to know more about any details – because I really don’t care.

      And you’re also right about the fact that these Republicans paint themselves as the Party of family values and they should be held to a higher standard – if they are the ones preaching down to others while doing their sex scandals on the side.

      By all accounts this Lee guy was not one of those holier than thou types and yet he had the honesty and integrity enough to resign.

      at

  18. Boehner isn’t looking good! He makes the job Nancy Pelosi did look difficult. And we all know it was, we all know she was a leader extraordinaire! (do you think he shed a few tears in private or does he reserve his tears for public show?)

    ————————————-

    GOP Loses Third House Vote in a Week

    The conventional wisdom that Republicans are far more disciplined than Democrats might no longer be true. The House GOP leadership suffered its third embarrassing loss this week, failing to get the supermajority needed to pass a bill retrieving money already paid into a U.N. fund. It follows a defeat on extending provisions of the Patriot Act Tuesday night, in which 26 Republicans joined with Democrats. And leaders had to yank another bill from the floor the same day. Speaker John Boehner says the procedural fumbles are just the growing pains of the new GOP majority, but that isn’t stopping Democrats from crowing.

    http://www.politico.com/news/stories/0211/49161.html

    • indypendent

      Growing pains? Boehner has been there for how long and he does not know how to handle his group?

      Sounds like a leadership problem to me……

    • They are still the Party of Hell NO. They can’t actually accomplish anything but being in the way of progress.

  19. Thunderchild

    I have been banned from posting on the WE Blog. I am not alone in this.

    Many other progressive posters have disappeared as well. This coincides with a resurgence of posters we worked very hard to defeat like the Price boys (currently posting as “Fundy con” and “Sam bone”) along with the various nics of the psychotic shut in James McCluer and an absolute slobber fest over the rise of Paul F Rosell (“division”)

    I was hesitant to post about the banning here. It is clear that James McCluer in his various nics has many times escaped banning on that forum and it is also clear that Hank Price and his family are clearly influential on the WE Blog editors. In reporting this, I guarantee that they will know that they have been successful, since you are all aware that they monitor this forum.

    It won’t be noon tomorrow and they will be crowing about having beat me, and us.

    Well they didn’t beat me, or us. Most of you abandoned that forum for your own reasons. I’ve been less than respectful of your reasons, and I hope you understand my thinking on that now.

    So what do I want? Simply this. Though I have asked repeatedly for you to try to join me in defending the progressive dominance on the WE Blog forum, the ONLY widely heard progressive taken forum in this backwater State. I now ask you to abandon and no longer bring any of your credibility to the WE Blog.

    They are gonna win anyway. In America, the bad guys always do. But time and events are not on their side.

    Preserve what is left of your dignity. Do not lend it to the WE Blog, which is clearly unworthy of it.

    And that is my last word in blogging. After close to six years, it is just clear to me that I cannot make a difference anymore. There is just too much money and psychosis stacked against socially conscious thinking in this country.

    We beat them for five years on a fair playing field. That the worst of them wins out the way they have?

    It only reaffirms what I already knew about them.

    Told ya.

    • It’d be interesting to see what the number of Cons to Libs banned is.

      I thought the editors would use some judgement in banning posters. It looks like they just base it on the number of times one is flagged. And since there’s about three times as many CON posters as Libs, it’s no contest.

    • indypendent

      The bad guys only win in the short term. The younger generation is not cut from the old social conservative cloth. The younger generation is what will topple the bad guys.

      Remember that…..I left the WE Blog because I was tired of dealing with junior-high locker room type of behavior.

      But most of these social conservatives also profess to be such godly Christians – and that is where these neanderthals are really losing the younger generation.

      Young people just don’t like all those fake Christian crap.

  20. Good morning Thunderchild! It’s been too long since I’ve read you!

    It’s a great day to blog when time allows. I’ve never approached blogging as a battle, or as something to win or lose. I’ve never identified people as bad or good either. I’ve never lost any dignity and my credibility is in tact. Some of those people you mentioned have been disrespectful toward me and I totally believe this Maya Angelou quote: “When someone shows you who they are, believe them the first time.”

    You and anyone else who wants to blog is welcome here. You’ll find no fights, although sometimes it has taken some of us a bit of going back and forth before we agree to disagree, or more often just walk away from the conversation. No person’s idea or opinion is better than another and testing our opinions is the only way to validate them or recognize that they fail. No opinion being superior goes along with our beliefs that no one is superior because their skin is a certain color, no one is superior because they are a certain sex or attracted to a certain sex or belong to a certain church or political party.

    We’re friends here. Most of us have met in person but not all. What we all agree on is our belief in people and their right to be treated with dignity. You know me and quotes — I love them! I find that someone has always said what I want to say only they’ve said it better than I ever could. Here’s another quote that guides me through life:

    “I believe that the very purpose of life is to be happy. From the very core of our being, we desire contentment. In my own limited experience I have found that the more we care for the happiness of others, the greater is our own sense of well-being.” ~The Dalai Lama

    I find my well being is affected by the people I spend time interacting with. I like the people at PPPs, I like to talk with them, so that’s where I spend my leisure time. I feel extremely lucky to have a close relationship with people I may have never met any other way. Each of them adds to my life! I met them through blogging and that’s the most oft way we communicate, but we would each be there in an instant if any one of us was in need and there was help we could offer. Remember what Dr. Kurt Vonnegut said: “We are here to help each other get through this thing, whatever it is.”

    I hope to see you around! Let’s exchange ideas and thoughts and learn from one another.

  21. Thunderchild

    “, the ONLY widely heard progressive taken forum in this backwater State.”

    Actually, that is no longer true.

    The arrival of James McCluer and his various nics on that blog and the inability of the editors to do anything about it coupled with the obsequious concessions of the editors to the Hank Price family have reduced readership of that blog to levels such that the editors have not commented on it, let alone bragged, these last several years.

    But if they can fight dirty, so can we. Go over there now and again. Not often, keep the hits down. But when you’re there, flag every con post you see. Keep their new toady con blog cop busy.

    • Honestly! The only thing that blog has to do with this one is that’s where some of us met! I don’t go there, I didn’t lose anything there and have no need of looking for anything there. Please, don’t bring that blog here. Feel welcome here and make a new beginning here if you choose, but leave the past in the past.

      If you have a fight then fight it, but leave this blog out of it. This blog will be two years old next month. We are an entity of our own which is separate from any other blog. If you choose to obsess about some place else this probably isn’t the place you’ll feel comfortable.

  22. Thunderchild

    True the WE Blog DID have many readers at one time.

    Maybe there is a market there….

    The Eagle used our posts to make money. Maybe we can take back the audience they abandoned.

    A good place to start is to note that the WE Blog advertises a site called “big deal”. This is really nothing more than a really clever scam.

    The site auctions electronics like Ipods and such. The bait is that bidders get the goods at RIDICULOUSLY low prices. The hook is that it cost 75 cents for each bid.

    I know that Steven did not start this blog for profit. And that is not my suggestion here. But if we COULD take back our readers, we might earn the ads of collective good sites like groupon and wichitaperks.

  23. Thunderchild

    That is your opinion Linda and you are entitled to it.

    Others may feel otherwise. You are, of course, free to silence me. I do not have and have never asked for administrative power here.

  24. Thunderchild

    And besides? What does it cost you to flag a few posts?

    I guarantee, I will drive up hits here. Isn’t that what we want? We HAD a progressive forum with a wide audience and it was taken away. I say, let’s move it here.

    • No! Hits have nothing to do with what this blog is about! I don’t even know what you’re talking about when you say “flag a few posts.”

      Thunderchild, this is the Prairie Populists and Progressives blog! If you want to be on some other blog or have an effect on some other blog, why are you here? This blog has nothing to do with any other blog!

    • One of our rules is about “solicitations and/or advertising for personal blogs or websites” and it’s something we don’t abide. Join in here or not. We will not become something different.

  25. Thunderchild

    “This blog has nothing to do with any other blog!”

    It doesn’t? Really?

    I do not presume to speak for anyone. I’ll leave that to others.

    I WILL tell you this. When Steven first conceived of another alternative blog for the progressives who met on the WE Blog, it was me who he asked to run it.

    I declined, as I said I did not think I could be fair. I PROBABLY still have the emails about it.

    See? This is why we are where we are with the excuse for a President that we have.

    We don’t want to fight. Or rather, some of us don’t want to.

    Well forgive me if I am and know just a few more people in the way of what the cons are doing.

    You can shut me up. You and others have the power. Do me the courtesy of making me wrong first?

  26. Thunderchild

    “We will not become something different.”

    Forgive me my friend. And I do mean that. But that is rather imperious of you.

    This is the prairie populists and progressives forum is it not?

    I live on what used to be the prairie. I am a populist and a progressive and have proved it in spades.

    And the LAST thing I want is to be fighting with you. This is the forum I’ve got LEFT. Ya know, on the left?

    I don’t presume to speak for the founder. And I will TRY not to be any more dismissive of you than you are of me. But I really don’t think this was meant to be the “I walked my dog” or “It is snowing today!” blog.

    I don’t want to take it over. I don’t want to run it.

    I want this place to live up to its name.

  27. Thunderchild

    I’m sorry Linda, and I did write to you personally before bringing this here.

    Just what IS this blog?

    Our friend named it prairie populists and progressives. And while he often regretted the hatred between progressives and cons, he never ONCE retreated from it.

    Voices are being silenced on the blog that originated this one.

    Will you give voice to you enemies while joining in denying the voice of your friends?

    • Freebird1971

      It is entirely within the realm of possibility to have friends who don’t agree with you on everything,to me that is what keeps a friendship vibrant. I would find it extremely boring to have friends who agree with me on everything,it would be very similar to Hank Hill,Dale and Boomhauer standing in the alley and every once in a while saying “Yep”

    • GMC70

      Careful, JR. They don’t like dissent here. It really is the “I walked my dog today, and the weather was nice” blog.

      Cowards.

      Enjoy it if you like. And too bad these voices are gone elsewhere. Like Freebird, I have no problem enjoying a person’s company and still disagreeing with them, but some here apparantly cannot separate political differences and personal friendships. Too bad. The result is the “I walked my dog” blog.”

      Snooze.

    • indypendent

      If this blog is such a snooze, what does that say about you peeking over the fence daily to see all this snoozing?

  28. fragotwofortwo

    A sadist and a masochist walk into a bar. The masochist says to the sadist beat me pleeezzzze. The sadist says noooooooooooooooooooo!!!!! Enjoy your weekend