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#296903 - 12/03/16 04:31 AM Re: Reader Rant Rounddtable for December 2016 [Re: Phil Hoskins]
Jeffery J. Haas Offline


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Originally Posted By: Phil Hoskins
Thanks Jeffery


Don't thank me. Just don't forget that there are lots of us "straight brothers" who would also jump in if anything like that ever happened in our sight or earshot.


Leon Russell and Marc Benno - STRAIGHT BROTHER

Quote:
Pappa your love is gone but you don't worry.
They're killing you but you don't even care.
They play you just like a game of checkers.
A king's role Houston live that way for them.
Now these nine long years have come between us.
Hollywood's not far from San Antone.
Why don't you handle a parade for General Hershey.
Deal out artificial cannon bombs.

Daddy dropped a ball in the bowling hall,
Cause he bet on a loser and he took a fall
poor mother.
(oooh my poor darlin' mother)
In the they was going to Texaco,
and they met em a hot one and you should know
my brother.
(oooh straight brother)

Why don't ya take another road to uncle Harry
You got the goin out of business sign below.
But the lonely money changes to a billfold.
Cosmic conscience, Katy bar the door!
Let you skin your knees while playing cowboy.
Sister in law prayed some Texas head.
You might be an order if you want to.
You gotta follow bouncing ball to Texas bed.


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#296905 - 12/03/16 04:32 AM Re: Reader Rant Rounddtable for December 2016 [Re: Greger]
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Respect for Elective Offices

Elected Officials, both past and present, are referred to by name, not by nickname or by verbal/visual insulting reference. Feel free to criticize an elected official's actions, but don't attack the person. Address what the person did, not what the person "is".
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#296906 - 12/03/16 04:32 AM Re: Reader Rant Rounddtable for December 2016 [Re: Greger]
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TRUMP WARNS THAT COMPANIES SHIPPING JOBS OVERSEAS WILL BE SLAPPED WITH ENORMOUS BRIBES


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NEW YORK (The Borowitz Report)—President-elect Donald J. Trump drew a line in the sand on Friday as he warned that U.S. companies planning to ship jobs overseas will be slapped with enormous bribes.

“If you think you’re going to get away with sending jobs out of the U.S., think again,” Trump said. “You are about to be bribed, big league.”
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#296909 - 12/03/16 11:46 AM Re: Reader Rant Rounddtable for December 2016 [Re: Jeffery J. Haas]
Ezekiel Offline
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Registered: 08/06/05
Posts: 6387
Loc: New York
Originally Posted By: Jeffery J. Haas
Well, seems the gay community is fed up with harassment and intimidation.
It's getting harder and harder to be
a homophobic redneck these days. tonbricks

ROTFMOL



Right on!
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#296911 - 12/03/16 11:55 AM Re: Reader Rant Rounddtable for December 2016 [Re: Greger]
Ezekiel Offline
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Phil, a question:
Trump IS a fascist, a bigot, homophobic, misogynistic, racist, a liar... and much more that I omit.
These are facts that can be verified by his words and actions.
Are we not allowed to state these facts?
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#296916 - 12/03/16 03:14 PM Re: Reader Rant Rounddtable for December 2016 [Re: Phil Hoskins]
Joe Buff Offline
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Originally Posted By: Phil Hoskins
Respect for Elective Offices

Elected Officials, both past and present, are referred to by name, not by nickname or by verbal/visual insulting reference. Feel free to criticize an elected official's actions, but don't attack the person. Address what the person did, not what the person "is".


I second the motion. I would also like to extend the suggestion to non-elected people too. Mocking-up people's names to express displeasure and/or disapproval is a very juvenile approach, which may be appropriate up to about the second-grade level, but totally inappropriate afterwards.
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#296917 - 12/03/16 03:53 PM Re: Reader Rant Rounddtable for December 2016 [Re: Greger]
NW Ponderer Offline
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I agree, Joe, and I support the rule, but I am going to have a difficult time once this election becomes official. It is especially hard when the elected official uses playground verbiage and tactics.
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#296920 - 12/03/16 05:54 PM Re: Reader Rant Rounddtable for December 2016 [Re: Joe Buff]
Jeffery J. Haas Offline


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Registered: 08/03/04
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Loc: Whittier, California
Originally Posted By: Joe Buff

I second the motion. I would also like to extend the suggestion to non-elected people too. Mocking-up people's names to express displeasure and/or disapproval is a very juvenile approach, which may be appropriate up to about the second-grade level, but totally inappropriate afterwards.


I have a slight problem with that one because satire is a cornerstone of the Fourth Estate, and your "bigger tent" suddenly includes some incredibly evil people. Grover Norquist, Lewis Powell, Frank Luntz, James O'Keefe, and a whole roster of UNELECTED but APPPOINTED officials who show open and naked contempt for almost everything that American democracy is supposed to be about.

Shall we hold Jerry Falwell Jr. and Betsy DeVos harmless from satire too? I believe that elected officials should be given at least some modicum of respect regarding their names, but this too might be open to some interpretation if you go back and look over some of Doug Thompson's more pointed editorials and rants.
He uses the proper names but does not hesitate to hang whatever jacket on them that is appropriate to the evils they commit.

Thus, if Donald Trump wishes to exercise the power to send each and every American "emergency text messages" that we cannot block, and they wind up consisting of admonishments and warnings not to criticize him in public or on social media, I suspect more than a few honorable journalists are going to assign him the title of "Dear Leader."

If the shoe fits...

Or I could be wrong wink
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#296922 - 12/03/16 06:19 PM Re: Reader Rant Rounddtable for December 2016 [Re: Jeffery J. Haas]
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Posts: 6600
Loc: North San Diego County
Show him proper respect, once he is in office. That's "President Dear Leader".

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#296925 - 12/03/16 06:46 PM Re: Reader Rant Rounddtable for December 2016 [Re: Jeffery J. Haas]
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Originally Posted By: Jeffery J. Haas
I have a slight problem with that one because satire is a cornerstone of the Fourth Estate...

My thought as well. I'm fine with stopping the use of nicknames like "il Douche de L'Orange", but if a word fits, like fascist, then it should not be prohibited. And good satire is high literature.
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