Re: Blind Loyalty is Un-American
Al in Cal wrote:
Your problem is your double standard and your "cheerleading" hence the pom pom label which so offends you. It is called being a hypocrite. I have a simple rule, when attacked I hit back hopefully harder.
First of all the pom pom thing doesn't offend me. LOL. How thin-skinned do you think I am?
So when I agree with an article or poster I'm a cheerleader. Okay, if you need to have that visual in your brain, that's okay with me Al. Just a question but what am I wearing in these visuals of yours? Is that why you use it? For titillation? Because I'm a female? There has to be a reason why you feel the need to patronize me. Why is that Al?
You're a female and you coached girl's teams. Teams have cheerleaders. CHeerleaders have pom poms. If it is patronization then so be it. I call it humor. You said before that you wonder why I have never called you names, it is simple. Because you are a female and I don't attack women. That and I respect you. We also have had a few PMs in the past and I take those into consideration. I'd say that you should lighten up with your feeling that you are being singled out by me. All that I have done is to respond to you differently than some of the other "gentlemen" on this board, a few of which are cretins.
And pardon me if I do not follow your directives on how to post and what to post. Who are you anyway to try and martial me into any mode of discussion. YOu single me out all of the time for your admonitions yet the most vile utterances and insults by others are left unquestioned. Its funny what your double standard it. Look within yourself for a change about how you enter into dialogue with others on this board.
That's the teacher in me You do understand why you feel singled out, right? Because every time you post in reply to me you tell me how wrong I am. You protest when I agree with articles that resonate within me and you protest if I agree with Bww. Each time you write a post that tries to serve me a lesson by attacking my integrity or trying to shame me because of who my friends are you bring the spotlight on yourself. Each and every time.
I have never "attacked" your integrity. That is a complete fabrication. OF course I respond when you argue against what I believe. As for shaming you because of who your "friends" are, there is only one person we are talking about and that is BWW. I find it amazing that a good person could be friends with that moron. That is all.
You talk to me re-reading stuff before I post and how I might "learn something"? How self serving is that, baby? You sure have an exalted opinion of yourself don't you. You might try and re-read what you posted above. Sure think a lot of yourself and your gift of verbal communication don't you?
Without question I do Al. I'm a strong writer. Verbal communication is not what's happening here though ... you know that right?
You are a good writer. So am I. But your comment was self serving in that you decided that I was not as good a writer as you are in some way, shape, or fashion. As for re-reading something, as a general rule I do. You just do not happen to agree with a lot of what I state. That is a completely different thing.
As for not knowing where a poster is coming from because I don't know them, its pretty clear by the way people communicate where they are coming from and what their agenda is. BWW, for example, he's made it plain. He is as simple minded as it gets. He likes to get his rocks off by trying to get people mad by insulting them. He is proud of it. HE also loves to be vile. HE is the worse of the lot on this board .
Here's a great example. You have an idea (it might even be a good idea) and rather than explain or clarify it you immediately use Bww as an example and an opportunity to insult him (not that he would notice). Explain to me how you can know someone (their background etc) based on how they communicate on a website. Because Bww calls you on a lot of your posts, does that make him a bad guy? Because you trash talk others, does that make you a bad person?
Nope. On this you are wrong. The issue was how you feel that you cannot know where someone is coming from because you don't "know" them based on what they write on a web site. I disagree and gave BWW as an example. Understand this. I joined this board in November of last year after leaving a couple of years prior. Immediately upon my return, BWW attacked me personally just as he had done the earlier years. He bragged about how much he loved to insult posters and wished ill upon them. To me, his behavior in this is off the map in terms of how people should deal with one another. He is not a good person. People who do this kind of shit are assholes and he is a prime example of being an asshole.
He is not a "bad guy" because he calls me out. A lot of people call me out and I them and that is what these boards are all about, but I have a simple rule, I will treat people as they treat me. Hit me and I will hit back, hopefully harder. I like to argue civilly and with respect and most people do. ANd I do make mistakes sometimes and go over the top so to speak. For that I am sorry. I also have a temper which I do try and control.
I would say no to both of those questions.
I know Bww. I've known him off the board for years. He's a friend of mine. He's a good man. I don't know you but I assume that you're a loving husband, good father and honourable person. I don't let what you post here colour my impressions. Just because we disagree on a political board is not enough for me to make a judgement on you. That would be immature and short-sighted of me.
I feel the same thing about you, baby, as far as not making a negative judgement on the kind of person that you are. But you are really off base in regard to BWW. Have a good day till the next time we argue. Rah Rah Sis Boom Bah:)