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alright. so, -Z- and i decided from the jump that we would not screen or edit comments people put on our blog. we might berate or insult the poster, but their feelings and opinions will not be kept from our blog. this is America, after all, and we happen to agree with the idea and spirit of the First Amendment and the right to free speech that it grants to everybody here, us and our faithful (three) readers.
that’s why i find it SO ludicrous that so many Conservatives profess to love the country more than any other Americans can even FATHOM! yet, at the same time they are quick to deny the rights of Americans to those who don’t agree with them. (or they label those in opposition to them Communists, Socialists, Terrorists, or Socialists again, etc. etc.)
but more on that later. this post is about one of those people in particular. she recently commented on a blog post of -Z-‘s, and so -Z- checked out the commenter’s blog and took the time to post a comment there. i had a feeling about her before i even bothered to look at this wingnut’s blog, but her response left no doubt in my mind. some context: the post -Z- responded to was the commenter talking about being excited to attend one of the FNC-sponsored tea parties.
April 17, 2009 at 4:05 pm I’m curious as to why you think our current presidential administration has “destroyed” our republic. Especially considering President Obama and his administration are taking responsiblity for picking up the pieces of the Bush-Cheney admin’s shambles of a government. The mortgage crisis erupted long before Obama was even elected. Republican deregulation of the markets led to the housing crisis and our current economic status. Considering Bush entered the White House with a SURPLUS and left with us TRILLIONS of dollars in deficit…well….how can you pin that on our current president?
I hear lots of republicans claiming that “spending isn’t a way to get us out of this mess”. I respect fiscal conservativism, and as a social democrat, I believe very highly in making wise financial decisions. However, it was the Bush administration that *spent* us into this mess. Billions of dollars into Iraq, failed educational policies (ie. abstinence only education, No Child Left Behind), etc. etc. President Obama is concerned with creating a sustainable infrastructure for our country, improved education for your children, and creating a positive global attitude that encourages other countries to work with us and not against us.
Also, what strikes me as very interesting in regard to your posts, is that President Obama is very committed to making Healthcare affordable and accesible to all Americans. You yourself seem like an extremely well informed indivdual, specifically in the subject of the medicalization of motherhood. I would think that this agenda would resonate with you as you seem to encourage women to know about their bodies and health rights. Don’t all women deserve the right to safe, healthy, and affordable medical care?
I’m very curious. And always interested to hear the reasoning behind opinions that I myself do not hold.
April 17, 2009 at 4:19 pm Thank GOD we went into war with the countries that terrorize us! To think that they can come here and kill thousands of Americans and as long as we keep money going towards our military, our freedom will always be guaranteed. We are not done over there, and I’m glad we’re spending that money so my children will be free (providng the current administration doesn’t ruin that). What a phenomenal decision the Bush administration made after those godless people came over here and attacked us.
Obama’s current tea and coffee theory about becoming friends with countries that hate us is a joke. ‘Nuf said.
Your information about the mortgage crisis is slightly main-stream-media biased. The mortgage industry (which I was a part of for over 20 years) went kaput when the Dems told the banks they had to lend money to people who couldn’t afford it, or the gov’t would take away the banks funding and benefits. I’ll take “Republicans Said Please Don’t Do It for $1000, Alex”.
Everyone needs to stop blaming Bush right now. That excuse no longer works (well, it never did). I mean, in 10 years far-left libs are still going to blame him, especially when Obama fails (yup, I said when). Oh, poor Obama couldn’t fix what that big bad evil Bush did. Nope, won’t work. Obama signed the largest spending bill in history, and we can’t blame any previous administration for that. Oh heck, he didn’t even read it! And it’s a beautiful thing that he ran on the “no pork” promise – thank God he only let 9,000 through on that bill.And I believe childbirth needs taken OUT of the hands of medical professionals, 90% of the time. It’s not a medical procedure.
Socialized medicine will kill this country. No, it will kill millions of people who LIVE in this country. That is not the answer. His promise to make “healthcare affordable” doesn’t mean he’s going to keep it private. He wants to control it. He wants to control EVERYTHING. And I don’t WANT to be Global. We are America for a reason. We are where everyone wants to come to live and work for a reason.
There’s where the country is being destroyed. It’s rather simple, really!
Nope, you won’t win this argument with me! I’m a far right domestic terrorist, according to the Department of Homeland Security, and I won’t apologize for that. I will be first in line to sign the petition to impeach and get a real man who’s qualfied, experienced, and eligible to run what was once the greatest country on Earth. GOD BLESS AMERICA! (Look, Obama can’t make me cover THAT up!)
-Z- knows i’m a little bit of a political junkie (you can probably deduce my leanings from previous blog posts) and, even though i know it’s pointless picking these people’s tortured line of reasoning apart, i did it anyway. BUT. the idiot screens the blog comments. i read this on her blog:
My comments policy: My blog is my little nation and I am the government. Currently, there are no rules or regulations that tell me how to administer my blog’s nation. I am in charge and I set the rules.
Comment moderation is turned on. If you don’t like what I have to say and intend to post comments that are rude, childish, or vulgar, your post will not be approved! There are probably hundreds of blogs and sites where you can play with others that will coddle you and say whatever you want to hear.
i ignored the hypocrisy of loving one’s country and its Constitution, while using the Constitution to deny those same rights to visitors to one’s private enterprise, and i decided to take the time to comment anyway. needless to say, mine was not approved for posting there. so i’ll put it here!
whoa. no, nobody will win this argument with you because you will not be swayed by any common sense, knowledge and research, personal experience or any other facts that are offered to contradict the political/ideological/theological views you choose to hold.
i also find it silly that you choose to condescend to people who don’t agree with you, rather than use *facts* to support your arguments and opinions. many a constructive and informative (and civil!) debate can be had when people choose to do that.
p.s. that DHS report to which you refer was requested by the Bush administration. nowhere does it mention the word “conservative”; rather, it was discussing right-wing groups such as neo-Nazis and other extreme groups. while you’re clearly a kool-aid drinking wingnut, you and Michelle Malkin are safe.
p.p.s. i also find it silly that you find Obama unqualified to run the country, but think Dubya did such a heckuva job. his administration managed to undo all the legislation and safeguards designed to regulate the banking and lending industries, increase deficit spending and ruin our relationships with previously friendly and supportive foreign governments. (in addition to relaxing environmental protection standards, lowering academic testing standards, screwing over our troops that are serving and have served in the Middle East, and much, much… much more.)
i happen to like how with THIS administration, people who dissent and rant against the actions of the government are NOT labeled traitors to their country. a nice change.
i respect your right to watch Faux News, but a well-rounded information base is critical to an informed position. regardless, i know i’m wasting my time responding to you, because you have your mind made up and just pick the facts that support what you already think. but you’re in the minority. enjoy your teabag.
with the outdated and disproven arguments, faulty logic and overwhelming refusal to recognize reality, it’s not worth the trouble to say any more. i’d rather not direct anyone to look at this wingnut’s blog, but this IS America, and i can’t tell you what to do. there’s a link up there if you want to check it out, but it’s not interesting or enlightening. don’t give her the hits. this woman and her ilk are not worth the effort. barf.
but on a more general note, i’d like to mention an article about the differences between those with conservative leanings vs. those with liberal leanings. i read it in Psychology Today a little while back, but it really stuck with me. the whole text is here, but i wanted to include the study that hit home with me:
In 1969, Berkeley professors Jack and Jeanne Block embarked on a study of childhood personality, asking nursery school teachers to rate children’s temperaments. They weren’t even thinking about political orientation.
Twenty years later, they decided to compare the subjects’ childhood personalities with their political preferences as adults. They found arresting patterns. As kids, liberals had developed close relationships with peers and were rated by their teachers as self-reliant, energetic, impulsive, and resilient. People who were conservative at age 23 had been described by their teachers as easily victimized, easily offended, indecisive, fearful, rigid, inhibited, and vulnerable at age 3. The reason for the difference, the Blocks hypothesized, was that insecure kids most needed the reassurance of tradition and authority, and they found it in conservative politics.
kinda creepy, huh?
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