Let's Stop the Hatred

  
By:  loretta-mashkawidee-kemsley  •  one month ago  •  183 comments

Let's Stop the Hatred
It is destroying our nation

I grew up in a REP family in a REP neighborhood, worked on Reagan's campaigns and was a lifelong REP for my entire life until about a decade ago when I changed my affiliation to IND because of the hate spewing from the right. Hate is not a conservative principal. Unreasoning spewing isn't either. I will not be associated with it.  

I find it extremely saddening that some people cannot or will not use their reasoning abilities before giving a knee jerk reaction to something posted. If we're going to keep our great nation a democracy, everyone on both sides needs to do that.

Unfortunately, Fox News has spent decades teaching people on the right to hate people on the left. People on the left have reacted with anger. The right has moved so far right that they even make moderates look like liberals.

On top of that, Putin's propaganda machine spews hatred at us, pretending to be us. I never know anymore whether I'm listening to his propaganda or someone's honest opinion.

"The Fake Americans Russia Created to Influence the Election. Far less splashy, and far more difficult to trace, was Russia’s experimentation on Facebook and Twitter, the American companies that essentially invented the tools of social media and, in this case, did not stop them from being turned into engines of deception and propaganda."

https://www.nytimes.com/2017/09/07/us/politics/russia-facebook-twitter-election.html

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Loretta Mashkawide'e Kemsley
1  author  Loretta Mashkawide'e Kemsley    4 weeks ago
Ike is still my favorite president. Here's some quotes from him to start the discussion.
"A people that values its privileges above its principles soon loses both." ~ Dwight Eisenhower
"The history of free men is never really written by chance but by choice; their choice!" ~ Dwight Eisenhower
 
 
 
NV-Robin6
1.1  NV-Robin6  replied to  Loretta Mashkawide'e Kemsley @1    4 weeks ago

Wow, its good to see you! I've often wondered how you are, where you are. I'm not here much myself but I haven't seen you since our last days at NV. I hope this finds you well.  

I wish this was that simple, Loretta. I don't want the hatred either but it's always been there, just more exposed due to social media.  Bottom line, there is no reasoning with the unreasonable. Not only all the lives at stake every day in America but our democracy is being usurped right under our feet. I'm tired of being the nice guy. Only way to stop a bully is walking right up and punching them square in the nose. So rhetorically, this is what we must do. 

If you've not seen "The Family" yet on Netflix. I highly recommend it or read Jeff Sharlet's books. Eisenhower was the best of the R's, no doubt --but he gave up his notion of separation of church and state and allowed this C Street bastion to become the wind beneath the wings of usurping democracy with christian theocracy. I'm ashamed of his choice and all who have participated in this since HE went along with it,  regardless if they're R's or D's. They have all thrown away the FF's wise advice warning against any particular religion usurping secularism.  

 
 
 
Loretta Mashkawide'e Kemsley
1.1.1  author  Loretta Mashkawide'e Kemsley  replied to  NV-Robin6 @1.1    4 weeks ago

Good to see you too. Hope you've been enjoying life. For the most part, I have although there have been some stressful situations. I'm always optimistic I'll survive them -- or not.

I haven't been on any forums like this since NV. I have been on FB and have a large following there. I'm not sure I'm going to stay here because I don't want to infect my life with nastiness and hatred that became so prominent at NV toward the last. At FB, I can block the nastiness. So I'm biding my time and seeing what happens.

I don't mind disagreements or a variety of beliefs. But hatred and insults shouldn't be the controlling factors of discussion. Logic is far better if the goal is to change minds. If the goal is just to fight, that's not something I want to be part of.

 
 
 
Ender
1.1.2  Ender  replied to  NV-Robin6 @1.1    4 weeks ago

I hate to agree with you, I actually I agree with what you say most times,  haha

I just grudgingly have to agree with this...

Only way to stop a bully is walking right up and punching them square in the nose

A quick memory from my youth...I was being taunted everyday at school by this one boy. He was relentless. One day I finally had enough and got pissed and slammed him into a locker and told him he better knock it off.

It worked and he quit. Funny thing is, we kind of became friends later on.

I guess my point is that sitting back and doing nothing, or turning the other cheek, does not get the desired results. It almost just lets it continue.

And Yes, Hello Loretta ! Glad to see you here.

 
 
 
al Jizzerror
1.1.3  al Jizzerror  replied to  NV-Robin6 @1.1    4 weeks ago
Bottom line, there is no reasoning with the unreasonable. Not only all the lives at stake every day in America but our democracy is being usurped right under our feet. I'm tired of being the nice guy. Only way to stop a bully is walking right up and punching them square in the nose. So rhetorically, this is what we must do. 

That's what I'm here for.

I actually try to "reason with the unreasonable".  Butt, that never works so then:

 
 
 
Loretta Mashkawide'e Kemsley
1.1.4  author  Loretta Mashkawide'e Kemsley  replied to  Ender @1.1.2    4 weeks ago

My grandson has a similar experience. A kid at school was bent on making his life a misery. One day, when he was opening his locker, the kid came up and did something untoward (don't remember what). My grandson had enough. Slammed the other kid into the locker hard enough to make his nose bleed and create a shiner. They ended up in the principal's office, but the principal didn't punish him. Perhaps because they knew what had been going on? But if so, why didn't they stop it? Still scratching my head over that.

And hi back. Good to see you.

 
 
 
Loretta Mashkawide'e Kemsley
1.1.5  author  Loretta Mashkawide'e Kemsley  replied to  al Jizzerror @1.1.3    4 weeks ago

Oh, but there are some elegant ways to punch metaphorically. It demeans us when we don't have a good enough command of language that we need to be use insults.

 
 
 
al Jizzerror
1.1.6  al Jizzerror  replied to  Loretta Mashkawide'e Kemsley @1.1.5    4 weeks ago
Oh, but there are some elegant ways to punch metaphorically

I prefer to use humor which confuses hater because they have no sense of humor.

 
 
 
NV-Robin6
1.1.7  NV-Robin6  replied to  Loretta Mashkawide'e Kemsley @1.1.1    4 weeks ago

I won't  even use FB. This is it for venting or fighting the ignorance. NT fairs better with you here. I hope you stick around! Going into fall/winter now, I can and will spend more time depending on my work load.

 
 
 
NV-Robin6
1.1.8  NV-Robin6  replied to  Ender @1.1.2    4 weeks ago

I've had the same experience with girls and boys.  Being native it wasn't an unusual experience in my youth. I learned stick and stones pretty quickly but mostly learned to outwit them with education and fact. I did have a school yard brawl once. Lol. That girl never bullied me again.  We actually became friends after she apologized. 

 
 
 
Loretta Mashkawide'e Kemsley
1.1.9  author  Loretta Mashkawide'e Kemsley  replied to  al Jizzerror @1.1.6    4 weeks ago

LOL. I wish I was better at humor. I try but it seems to fall flat, so I stick with what I can do. Your humor is always spot on and I appreciate the skill that goes into it.

 
 
 
Loretta Mashkawide'e Kemsley
1.1.10  author  Loretta Mashkawide'e Kemsley  replied to  NV-Robin6 @1.1.8    4 weeks ago

LOL. I guess I wasn't worth bullying, except for my older sister. No one bothered me much. Could be because I was taller than most girls and stronger because of riding horses, moving hay, etc. But it was probably more because I just wasn't interested in all the shenanigans. Hard to bully someone whose nose is in a book or when they're having fun riding horses.

Did have one guy jump naked out of the bushes in front of a friend and I. He spooked the horses but only for a second. Then we broke off some good whipping twigs and chased him for quite a ways. Not sure that came out as he imagined, but we enjoyed it.

 
 
 
NV-Robin6
1.1.11  NV-Robin6  replied to  Loretta Mashkawide'e Kemsley @1.1.10    4 weeks ago

You are a lucky one. I grew up with horses, racing motorcycles, and reading was fundamental in my family. I was 5'5, not tall but no small taters either.  I really think the bullies in my youth were insecure in who they were.  Too young to know there's a pathological reason why some need to be cruel to others, so just lived with the realization and dealt with it when there was no choice. I was well-liked as a kid though, so I had plenty of backup, if needed. I was never the underdog, but stood up for those that were. 

In today's world, we need to be more vigilant than ever about it. Cut it down wherever we see it. Not with violence,  but truth.

 
 
 
r.t..b...
1.1.12  r.t..b...  replied to  Loretta Mashkawide'e Kemsley @1.1.5    4 weeks ago
Oh, but there are some elegant ways to punch metaphorically. It demeans us when we don't have a good enough command of language that we need to be use insults.

We have never had the opportunity to cross paths as my history here and there is relatively short, but this comment alone is compelling enough for me to look forward in anticipation to what will follow. Words do indeed matter, and in this age of benighted commentary, a well-stated argument is refreshing...whether one agree or disagree with the subject at hand. Yours is already a welcome breath of fresh air. 

 
 
 
Loretta Mashkawide'e Kemsley
1.1.13  author  Loretta Mashkawide'e Kemsley  replied to  r.t..b... @1.1.12    4 weeks ago

It's good to meet you. Your compliment is appreciated. May we spar or support with inspiring words and enjoy every moment.

 
 
 
MrFrost
1.2  MrFrost  replied to  Loretta Mashkawide'e Kemsley @1    4 weeks ago

It is indeed good to see you here, it's been a very long time. 

 
 
 
Loretta Mashkawide'e Kemsley
1.2.1  author  Loretta Mashkawide'e Kemsley  replied to  MrFrost @1.2    4 weeks ago

It has been a long time. I love the saber-wielding cat. I have one who would love to have one.

How have you been? I hope you're doing well.

 
 
 
MrFrost
1.2.2  MrFrost  replied to  Loretta Mashkawide'e Kemsley @1.2.1    4 weeks ago

Personally I am ok, but have had a pretty rough year. That's the way life goes. As far as the picture goes, you can find TONS of them at https://giphy.com/ .

Just search for "cats"... 

I hope that you are doing good as well. 

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Loretta Mashkawide'e Kemsley
1.2.3  author  Loretta Mashkawide'e Kemsley  replied to  MrFrost @1.2.2    4 weeks ago

I'm doing well too, although like you, the year has been rough. I'm ready to move on to new and better things. Hope both of us fair better in the coming times.

 
 
 
JohnRussell
2  JohnRussell    4 weeks ago

I'm sure you will find some moderates here to nestle up with.  Have fun. 

 
 
 
sandy-2021492
2.1  sandy-2021492  replied to  JohnRussell @2    4 weeks ago

That's helpful, John.

 
 
 
JohnRussell
2.1.1  JohnRussell  replied to  sandy-2021492 @2.1    4 weeks ago

Glad to be of assistance. 

 
 
 
sandy-2021492
2.1.2  sandy-2021492  replied to  JohnRussell @2.1.1    4 weeks ago

You do know I was being sarcastic, yes?

Alienating moderates and independents will not stop the hatred.  Your words are counterproductive.

 
 
 
Perrie Halpern R.A.
2.1.3  Perrie Halpern R.A.  replied to  sandy-2021492 @2.1.2    4 weeks ago

Thank you, Sandy!

 
 
 
Dulay
2.1.4  Dulay  replied to  sandy-2021492 @2.1.2    4 weeks ago
You do know I was being sarcastic, yes?

Perhaps John wasn't being sarcastic and yours is one of those knee jerk reactions that Loretta is talking about. 

 
 
 
NV-Robin6
2.1.5  NV-Robin6  replied to  Perrie Halpern R.A. @2.1.3    4 weeks ago

First thing to know about Loretta, is she is a critical thinker! 

 
 
 
JohnRussell
2.1.6  JohnRussell  replied to  sandy-2021492 @2.1.2    4 weeks ago
You do know I was being sarcastic, yes?

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JohnRussell
2.1.7  JohnRussell  replied to  Dulay @2.1.4    4 weeks ago

I think people should be moderate, if they want to, about every topic of current events except one. 

 
 
 
igknorantzrulz
2.1.8  igknorantzrulz  replied to  NV-Robin6 @2.1.5    4 weeks ago
First thing to know about Loretta, is she is a critical thinker! 

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whatever, i'm NOT BUYING IT

 
 
 
Loretta Mashkawide'e Kemsley
2.1.9  author  Loretta Mashkawide'e Kemsley  replied to  igknorantzrulz @2.1.8    4 weeks ago

ROTFLOL. I suspect you enjoy confabulating for the purpose of confusing me to my very depths.

But I do have a question: How ever do you do that? It amazes me that you can write in stream of conscious with such flair and with such a wonderful ability to twist and turn in every phrase. I love it, no matter how you do it, but I am curious because I know I could not achieve such heights.

 
 
 
igknorantzrulz
2.1.10  igknorantzrulz  replied to  Loretta Mashkawide'e Kemsley @2.1.9    4 weeks ago

thats why i submerge my unyielding thoughts into traffic jammed with peanut butter cookies, i toss, like rings around boxers wrestling with their consciousness, while being the referee that stands while giving a sitting 8 count over their knocked out cold, lifeless bodies, that embody my out of mind and body flooded stream of subconsciousness all while subliminally projecting thoughts that you screen, in your screened in porch that you will appear to wash windows in

i don't know, i just string letters together and form words that create death sentences for life 

less the proper word usage N Punctuation

i can't even spell acronyms, so i cast them to the  tide pod and string together till one Bean is strung like a string of yarns

 
 
 
Loretta Mashkawide'e Kemsley
2.1.11  author  Loretta Mashkawide'e Kemsley  replied to  JohnRussell @2.1.7    4 weeks ago
I think people should be moderate, if they want to, about every topic of current events except one. 

What one would that be?

 
 
 
Loretta Mashkawide'e Kemsley
2.1.12  author  Loretta Mashkawide'e Kemsley  replied to  igknorantzrulz @2.1.10    4 weeks ago
jammed with peanut butter cookies

Now, that I can understand because I love peanut butter cookies, but why do you waste jam on them? They're so delicious all by themselves.

 
 
 
igknorantzrulz
2.1.13  igknorantzrulz  replied to  Loretta Mashkawide'e Kemsley @2.1.12    4 weeks ago

i toss my cookies at girls scouting out boys.

They're usually saying, do you want some candy middle aged man, 

i say, well isn't that sweet, but when they see me walk funny the way a way, as they can't wait, cause like pediatricians, they've very little patience for me, and my gimpy walk.

They've yet to realize that it is due to my lacking of digital shoes, as i

am lacktoes in tolerance, and prefer sweet n low down Women, to crutch my wayward walk, as i live to die, a bet tick , but still grin with my sach

of sweetners i compare to lemons without aiding or a betting, crimes of fashion, as i've been referred to as a fashion statement , followed by a question mark, with an X clamation point to prick.

 
 
 
sandy-2021492
2.1.14  sandy-2021492  replied to  Dulay @2.1.4    4 weeks ago
Perhaps John wasn't being sarcastic and yours is one of those knee jerk reactions that Loretta is talking about.

Sorry, Dulay.  I respectfully disagree.

 
 
 
Dulay
2.1.15  Dulay  replied to  sandy-2021492 @2.1.14    4 weeks ago

No need to apologize for respectfully disagreeing. 

 
 
 
Loretta Mashkawide'e Kemsley
2.1.16  author  Loretta Mashkawide'e Kemsley  replied to  igknorantzrulz @2.1.13    4 weeks ago

I often walk funny too, like an old cowboy whose long ago broncs are still playing havoc with his very bones. I'm watching Jimmy Kimmel and Sean Penn having fun after the third debate. Sean seems loaded, but he is having fun.


 
 
 
igknorantzrulz
2.1.17  igknorantzrulz  replied to  Loretta Mashkawide'e Kemsley @2.1.16    4 weeks ago
Sean seems loaded, but he is having fun.

Someone should unload him, possibly out of the smoke filled van.

 
 
 
al Jizzerror
2.1.18  al Jizzerror  replied to  igknorantzrulz @2.1.17    4 weeks ago
the smoke filled van.

Spicoli was a historic (hysterical) character.

 
 
 
Loretta Mashkawide'e Kemsley
2.1.19  author  Loretta Mashkawide'e Kemsley  replied to  igknorantzrulz @2.1.17    4 weeks ago

Or the well-liquored green room.

 
 
 
Greg Jones
3  Greg Jones    4 weeks ago

Why in the world would someone make it a habit to listen to Putin. I pretty much keep up with things, and have done so for decades. I don't ever remember hearing Putin speak, except in a snippet of newscast. Same goes for FOX news. If you really were watching, you would know that the programming is pretty much balanced, and they include a lot people with alternate opinions on that network. I watch it on and off after Bret Baier's segment in the evenings sometimes. It's pretty much accurate.

I learned several years ago, back to the Ed Schultz days, that CNN and MSNBC were biased and one sided and could not be trusted to tell the whole story or to tell the truth. They are even worse now and I never watch them. If you are honest without yourself, the hate and anger emanating from the left is plain and obvious for all the world to see, especially the American voters who are fed up and tired of the crap the progressives are subjecting us to. Go away!

 
 
 
Loretta Mashkawide'e Kemsley
3.1  author  Loretta Mashkawide'e Kemsley  replied to  Greg Jones @3    4 weeks ago

Please read the article I linked. It doesn't say we're "listening to Putin." It describes how Putin uses our social media to set us against one another using false personas. We need to stop falling for his propaganda machine if we want to keep our democracy.


 
 
 
Greg Jones
3.1.1  Greg Jones  replied to  Loretta Mashkawide'e Kemsley @3.1    4 weeks ago

For once I didn't bother to read the article. so I assumed you wrote it, and I apologize for being harsh.

 
 
 
Loretta Mashkawide'e Kemsley
3.1.2  author  Loretta Mashkawide'e Kemsley  replied to  Greg Jones @3.1.1    4 weeks ago

LOL. Apology accepted. I wrote the article here, but I included a link to the one on Putin. Hope that clarifies things.

 
 
 
Ender
3.2  Ender  replied to  Greg Jones @3    4 weeks ago

So you watch Fox news after the so called news part and only watch the opinion pieces and call it balanced...

Then go on to say that you never watch CNN or MSNBC yet you know they are more partisan than ever...

What should go away is completely bias attitudes and one way thinking.

 
 
 
Greg Jones
3.2.1  Greg Jones  replied to  Ender @3.2    4 weeks ago

I don't watch them every afternoon like I used to...would make the rounds like clockwork during the week.

I found after a few years that FOX is the only network that comes close to being fair and balanced.

Those networks are nothing more than fake news arms of the DNC.

 
 
 
Ender
3.2.2  Ender  replied to  Greg Jones @3.2.1    4 weeks ago

That is funny right there. So the one station with a known bias is the only correct and fair station and all the rest have an agenda.

Uh huh, sure.

Maybe if people would stop listening to hatred and stop thinking everyone that doesn't think like they do are evil, we could move forward.

Seems like some are unwilling to do that. Blind partisanship is a dangerous if not lonely world.

 
 
 
Jack_TX
3.2.3  Jack_TX  replied to  Ender @3.2.2    4 weeks ago
So the one station with a known bias 

MSNBC? 

There are a LOT more than one station with a known bias.

 
 
 
Ender
3.2.4  Ender  replied to  Jack_TX @3.2.3    4 weeks ago

Point being...There is no true one side.

 
 
 
igknorantzrulz
3.2.5  igknorantzrulz  replied to  Ender @3.2.4    4 weeks ago
There is no true one side.

That's False, as even a line has two sides,

.

they

come with the meal.

 
 
 
Ender
3.2.6  Ender  replied to  igknorantzrulz @3.2.5    4 weeks ago

I was never into the burger wars. Never trusted people that had to ask where the beef was.

Never trusted the coke war either. I mean come on. I was on a side and we do have to defend...wait...I wonder what happened to RC.

Besides, I don't like corn no more. Eat enough of it and it comes out the same way it went in. That is how you know you have enough...So they say.

As far as vices and devices, yes they all blow a certain way. I may have my preference yet doesn't mean I may have never partaken.

Sometimes I am surprised at how people can bend.

 
 
 
dave-2693993
3.2.7  dave-2693993  replied to  igknorantzrulz @3.2.5    4 weeks ago
That's False, as even a line has two sides,

I wonder if a line has an inside? Or an outside for that matter?

Then for a true line, where is the front side and back side?

 
 
 
Sister Mary Agnes Ample Bottom
4  Sister Mary Agnes Ample Bottom    4 weeks ago

Always nice to see some NV top 20 quality participation.  

As for the issue at hand, I agree that both sides need to figure out how to communicate in a positive manner.  I'm guilty of slinging the poo and could use a refresher course in finesse. 

 
 
 
JohnRussell
4.1  JohnRussell  replied to  Sister Mary Agnes Ample Bottom @4    4 weeks ago

Sister, now is not the time to lose fortitude. It is more important than ever to stay on point. 

 
 
 
NV-Robin6
4.1.1  NV-Robin6  replied to  JohnRussell @4.1    4 weeks ago

Exactly John! 

 
 
 
Loretta Mashkawide'e Kemsley
4.2  author  Loretta Mashkawide'e Kemsley  replied to  Sister Mary Agnes Ample Bottom @4    4 weeks ago

Good to see you here. The way I write is by being honest, direct and focused on the point I want to make. Sometimes that's objectionable to others, but that doesn't change what I need to say. You should do the same.

 
 
 
Greg Jones
4.2.1  Greg Jones  replied to  Loretta Mashkawide'e Kemsley @4.2    4 weeks ago

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Loretta Mashkawide'e Kemsley
4.2.2  author  Loretta Mashkawide'e Kemsley  replied to  Greg Jones @4.2.1    4 weeks ago

Please take hatred elsewhere. I don't want to deal with it.

 
 
 
igknorantzrulz
4.3  igknorantzrulz  replied to  Sister Mary Agnes Ample Bottom @4    4 weeks ago
I'm guilty of slinging the poo and could use a refresher course in finesse. 

It just so happens i'll be offering such a discourse, i'll sign you up the one way street i drive in reverse while viewing it through my rear view mirror, in which, i see an ass

sorry sister, U gotta pick it up, and put it down, like a litter

of Trump grabbin Brazilian Furry pussy pelted and felted, trapped by otters, slapping to tails, with out applause, from their tiny Trump like hands that serve as a Parisian delicacy, known as D feat

 
 
 
dennis smith
4.4  dennis smith  replied to  Sister Mary Agnes Ample Bottom @4    4 weeks ago

I am also guilty of slinging and will attempt to stop that. A refresher course is a good thing to take for starters..

 
 
 
cobaltblue
4.5  cobaltblue  replied to  Sister Mary Agnes Ample Bottom @4    4 weeks ago
I'm guilty of slinging the poo and could use a refresher course in finesse. 

Not me. Not a poo-flinger. I'm a refined lady ...

Awww ... I forget. This is Loretta. She's my sister from another mister, just as you are Sister. We're all related one way or another. She knows I can step on toes, but always with a smile. And a doob. 

 
 
 
igknorantzrulz
4.5.1  igknorantzrulz  replied to  cobaltblue @4.5    4 weeks ago
She knows I can step on toes, but always with a smile. And a doob. 

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reigning and pouring it on so sweet,     we all diabetic,      well past

this posted     

pathetic

 
 
 
Dismayed Patriot
4.6  Dismayed Patriot  replied to  Sister Mary Agnes Ample Bottom @4    4 weeks ago
I'm guilty of slinging the poo and could use a refresher course in finesse.

The proper way to fling poo with finesse is to smear a tiny bit with the back of a silver spoon onto an eggshell white heavy cardstock letter paper, fold it in thirds, place in the correct sized envelope, use a sponge with a bit of water to moisten the flap, then write the name and address of the perspective recipient in calligraphy on the front, adorn with a colorful collector edition forever stamp, and send. Either that or try and use stellar grammar and the English language in such a creative way online that the recipient isn't exactly sure whether it was poo that was flung or that they just always smelled that way...

 
 
 
igknorantzrulz
4.6.1  igknorantzrulz  replied to  Dismayed Patriot @4.6    4 weeks ago
try and use stellar grammar and the English language in such a creative way online that the recipient isn't exactly sure whether it was poo that was flung or that they just always smelled that way...

Can you possibly elaborate, on how, one might possibly,

create such a correspondence ?

 
 
 
Dismayed Patriot
4.6.2  Dismayed Patriot  replied to  igknorantzrulz @4.6.1    4 weeks ago
Can you possibly elaborate, on how, one might possibly, create such a correspondence ?

You do a fine job of being creative with your grammar and the English language.

And I've no doubt you've flung some poo,

where those on the receiving end had no clue...

not a poo clue, nor a pool cue...

 
 
 
igknorantzrulz
4.6.3  igknorantzrulz  replied to  Dismayed Patriot @4.6.2    4 weeks ago

is that my Q ?

.

Winnie the pool que...?

 
 
 
sandy-2021492
5  sandy-2021492    4 weeks ago

Good to have you here, Loretta.

 
 
 
Loretta Mashkawide'e Kemsley
5.1  author  Loretta Mashkawide'e Kemsley  replied to  sandy-2021492 @5    4 weeks ago

Good to see you too. How have you been? Things have been interesting here. My daughter got into rescuing horses, so we have four now, two of which she's going to keep, one of which she's going to sell and one she's looking for a good home. He sustained severe leg and hoof injuries on the track, is almost healed now but can't go to a home where they'd want to use him more than a little. Suspensary ligament isn't going to be strong enough. Such a shame. He's gorgeous and a real love. [SP]

 
 
 
Loretta Mashkawide'e Kemsley
5.1.1  author  Loretta Mashkawide'e Kemsley  replied to  Loretta Mashkawide'e Kemsley @5.1    4 weeks ago
Dispensary

I know I typed "suspensory" ligament. So how did that get changed and why can't I edit that comment. growl. mumble. groan. 

 
 
 
sandy-2021492
5.1.2  sandy-2021492  replied to  Loretta Mashkawide'e Kemsley @5.1.1    4 weeks ago

You have a ten minute edit window, I believe.  After that, auto correct wins.

Auto correct is my nemesis.

 
 
 
al Jizzerror
5.1.3  al Jizzerror  replied to  sandy-2021492 @5.1.2    4 weeks ago

Auto correct is a bunch of shut.

Auto correct can such my deck.

 
 
 
Sister Mary Agnes Ample Bottom
5.1.4  Sister Mary Agnes Ample Bottom  replied to  al Jizzerror @5.1.3    4 weeks ago

Ha!!!!

 
 
 
Loretta Mashkawide'e Kemsley
5.1.5  author  Loretta Mashkawide'e Kemsley  replied to  sandy-2021492 @5.1.2    4 weeks ago

I hate auto correct since it rarely consults me as to what I was thinking. It is such a know-it-all. We'd all be a little better off if it could obtain just a bit of humility.

 
 
 
igknorantzrulz
5.1.6  igknorantzrulz  replied to  Loretta Mashkawide'e Kemsley @5.1.5    4 weeks ago
I hate auto correct

you have no idea

 
 
 
sandy-2021492
5.1.7  sandy-2021492  replied to  al Jizzerror @5.1.3    4 weeks ago

Ducking auto correct.

 
 
 
MrFrost
5.1.8  MrFrost  replied to  sandy-2021492 @5.1.2    4 weeks ago

Auto correct is my nemesis.

"Auto Correct", turning good spellers into bad spellers since 1994. 

 
 
 
cobaltblue
5.1.9  cobaltblue  replied to  sandy-2021492 @5.1.2    4 weeks ago
Auto correct is my nemesis.

Whoever invented autocorrect should go straight to hello. 

 
 
 
†hε pε⊕pレε'š ƒïšh
6  †hε pε⊕pレε'š ƒïšh    4 weeks ago
Let's Stop The Hatred Unfortunately, Fox News has spent decades teaching people on the right to hate people on the left. People on the left have reacted with anger. The right has moved so far right that they even make moderates look like liberals. 

  That type of partisan rhetoric should heal everyone....People on the left are victims of those mean people and they are simply reacting.

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SteevieGee
6.1  SteevieGee  replied to  †hε pε⊕pレε'š ƒïšh @6    4 weeks ago
People on the left are victims of those mean people and they are simply reacting.

Pretty much how I see it.

 
 
 
igknorantzrulz
6.1.1  igknorantzrulz  replied to  SteevieGee @6.1    4 weeks ago
People on the left are victims of those mean people and they are simply reacting.
Pretty much how I see it

When dealing with mean people,

i just melt like the little snowflke that could melt

mean people with ambiguous diatribes of indigenous peep holes i appear to them through and outside their confined realm of thought, less ness lee cocoa puffs are for cereal killers who are deficient in fibre, and so full of matter so fecal, i'll write them wrong letters to Right Bills overdue and turned straight via a process where in processed lunch meeting brunch and mourning over the under processed food processor at a diner for dinner and after dinner cocktales to be told by those quenching thirst of Knowledge with Kinder Kare College Forged Diplomas from rushing diplomats who Putin time to incremental deficient chronological illogical arguments, that retard, the mentally handicapped shear wool, who could pull hats out of their rabid mouths with vision of porked cabbage patched kids width iiii's crossed,  and TTT's never dotted by lines.

oh yea, i usually just run to the corner and pray they go a way that i'll be leading them, N every now N then, they follow my lead to the mis-lead drain, on us all, as they cannot comprehend comprehension as a critical skill level below a lead melting point till Mercury is held back to retrograde 

 
 
 
Loretta Mashkawide'e Kemsley
6.2  author  Loretta Mashkawide'e Kemsley  replied to  †hε pε⊕pレε'š ƒïšh @6    4 weeks ago

I've listen to Fox News enough to know they're a propaganda medium bent on teaching hate. That isn't something I want in my life or my nation I would hope you wouldn't want hatred to dominate your life either. They don't even pretend to be a news station. They've specifically denied it and said they are an entertainment platform.

As to the right, I am a moderate and always have been.: fiscal conservative, social liberal. As I said, hatred is not a conservative principal, and I will continue to speak out against it wherever I find it. If Fox News doesn't want to be known for the hatred it spews, it has a choice: it can stop spewing it. Until then, my stance will not change.

I don't hear the same hatred spewing from the left. There is a reason for that: they don't work as a group because they are not fundamentalists.

 
 
 
Loretta Mashkawide'e Kemsley
6.3  author  Loretta Mashkawide'e Kemsley  replied to  †hε pε⊕pレε'š ƒïšh @6    4 weeks ago
People on the left are victims of those mean people and they are simply reacting.

That isn't what I said at all. If you reread, you'll notice I said Fox News, not "mean people."

 
 
 
al Jizzerror
6.3.1  al Jizzerror  replied to  Loretta Mashkawide'e Kemsley @6.3    4 weeks ago
That isn't what I said at all.

Yes, it's a FAKE quotation.

When someone misquotes you they may be auditioning for Fox News or the Trump Administration (same thing). 

 
 
 
Loretta Mashkawide'e Kemsley
6.3.2  author  Loretta Mashkawide'e Kemsley  replied to  al Jizzerror @6.3.1    4 weeks ago

It does seem to be the same thing. Wasn't one of them working for Fox and the WH at the same time? Can't remember the name, but I remember comments to that effect. Makes me wonder how they find the time, if that really happened.


 
 
 
al Jizzerror
6.3.3  al Jizzerror  replied to  Loretta Mashkawide'e Kemsley @6.3.2    4 weeks ago
Wasn't one of them working for Fox and the WH at the same time?

They seem to go back and forth.

21 people who have gone through the revolving door between Fox and the Trump administration

  • President Donald Trump has an incredibly close relationship with Fox and certain Fox News hosts.
  • Since Trump took office, his administration has also hired over a dozen current and former Fox executives and contributors to serve in a wide range of roles.
  • And many former White House officials, including former communications director Hope Hicks and deputy press secretary Raj Shah, are now executives at Fox Corporation.
  • Here are 21 people who have worked both for Fox and have served in Trump's administration.

President Donald Trump has a well-documented love of Fox News, known to spend hours watching (and sometimes live-tweeting) Fox programming and even calling his favorite Fox hosts, like Sean Hannity and Lou Dobbs , for advice.

https://www.businessinsider.com/19-people-who-have-worked-at-fox-news-trump-administration-2019-5

800

 
 
 
Loretta Mashkawide'e Kemsley
6.3.4  author  Loretta Mashkawide'e Kemsley  replied to  al Jizzerror @6.3.3    4 weeks ago

Wow. I did not know it was that many. At least when Spicer climbed out of the hedges, he went to Dancing with the Stars and not Fox. I haven't watched it and don't know if he's made it so far, but at least dressing in tight pants and samba shirts is far more dignified than working for Fox. I've always wondered how Shep manages to stomach it. 

 
 
 
Sister Mary Agnes Ample Bottom
6.3.5  Sister Mary Agnes Ample Bottom  replied to  al Jizzerror @6.3.3    4 weeks ago
Since Trump took office, his administration has also hired over a dozen current and former Fox executives and contributors to serve in a wide range of roles.

Kimberly Guilfoyle has had a pretty full dance card since leaving Fox.

 
 
 
igknorantzrulz
6.3.6  igknorantzrulz  replied to  Sister Mary Agnes Ample Bottom @6.3.5    4 weeks ago

she said it takes five  to tango, and if she doesn't want a threesome, she'll just foursome, as her amazon built chassis, is built for cruisin, N if you young man don't like it, she sets her controls to cruisin, like a nice pear of apples that orange you glad i didn't compare to fig newtons, as it's a law,

like in physics, that i'm always a tempting to break, as in a record for my picture album on disc pulled for pork, the other white meeting place to show and win, the hearts of mothers, but in the adverbial sense.

 
 
 
al Jizzerror
7  al Jizzerror    4 weeks ago

Your article is spot on.

Unfortunately, Fox News has spent decades teaching people on the right to hate people on the left. People on the left have reacted with anger. The right has moved so far right that they even make moderates look like liberals.

On top of that, Putin's propaganda machine spews hatred at us, pretending to be us. I never know anymore whether I'm listening to his propaganda or someone's honest opinion.
 
 
 
Dulay
8  Dulay    4 weeks ago
On top of that, Putin's propaganda machine spews hatred at us, pretending to be us. I never know anymore whether I'm listening to his propaganda or someone's honest opinion.

I think that the social media outlets are doing us a disservice. When the find a Russian bot they just delete the account. IMHO, they should post a final comment on the account telling the 'followers' that they have been following a Russian bot. 

Of course, the optimist in me thinks that would cause those followers to reflect and re-evaluate their positions. The pessimist in me doubts it...

 
 
 
al Jizzerror
8.1  al Jizzerror  replied to  Dulay @8    4 weeks ago
When the find a Russian bot

Reddit was totally infested with Russian bots arguing with themselves.  They pretended to be Bernie supporters AND Hillary supporters.  The FAKE Bernie supporters posted lots of anti-Hillary Russian bullshit and the FAKE Hillary supporters tried to alienate Bernie supporters (sometimes using anti-Semitic slurs).

Unfortunately some real Bernie supporters fell for the bot bullshit and said they would vote for Jill Stein or they said they would not vote.  

The Russian bots definitely fucked up the election.

800

 
 
 
Loretta Mashkawide'e Kemsley
8.1.1  author  Loretta Mashkawide'e Kemsley  replied to  al Jizzerror @8.1    4 weeks ago
Russian bots arguing with themselves.  They pretended to be Bernie supporters AND Hillary supporters

I'm not sure I saw them, but it was reported they were doing the same on FB. They were also creating fake groups and even fake events. They swarmed all over Twitter too.

Russian bots retweeted Donald Trump nearly half a million times in the final weeks of the 2016 campaign, and more than 60,000 Americans RSVP'd for Facebook events created by Kremlin-linked trolls, the social media giants revealed in congressional documents this month.... of cyber attacks and fake news floods to sow division and sway voters ahead of Trump’s surprise victory."

https://mediabiasfactcheck.com/2018/01/28/russian-bots-made-fake-facebook-events-retweeted-trump/

 
 
 
NV-Robin6
8.2  NV-Robin6  replied to  Dulay @8    4 weeks ago

As I've said since this became abundantly clear, Russian Bot and Russian Boughts. What could possibly go wrong?! 

Fox news is nothing but a bought propaganda outlet.

 
 
 
MrFrost
8.2.1  MrFrost  replied to  NV-Robin6 @8.2    4 weeks ago

Fox news is nothing but a bought propaganda outlet.

"State Run Media"... Hell, they don't even hide the fact that they are the propaganda arm of the trump administration. 

 
 
 
Loretta Mashkawide'e Kemsley
8.3  author  Loretta Mashkawide'e Kemsley  replied to  Dulay @8    4 weeks ago

That's a good suggestion. At the very least, they should post a caveat on the comments they've posted that those are from a Russian bot. We need to find new ways to stop their influence.

 
 
 
Freedom Warrior
9  Freedom Warrior    4 weeks ago

 This article is a perfect example of what has become all too common now in the culture. In essence the left and their dupes engaging in precisely the type of behavior that they are accusing others of. It’s become so common place it’s as if people actually believe the shit they’re spewing out now, unable to even recognize their massive hypocrisy and delusional diatribes. There doesn’t seem to be a day that goes by without one now so I have to wonder if there’s some type of mass mental psychosis going on with all this because I don’t think so many people could really be that treacherous in their intent, but I may be forced to conclude differently since there appears no amount of evidence that would persuade them otherwise. 

 And I’ll go a step further.  It is precisely that type of mindset and political positioning that allows me to practically conclude that we are heading for violent confrontations beyond our previous imagination. 

 Well perhaps the only way to win is the side with Google or Facebook or some of those working to make a buck off of this bullshit.  Might that include news talkers?

 
 
 
NV-Robin6
9.1  NV-Robin6  replied to  Freedom Warrior @9    4 weeks ago

Sure, dont get your way, threaten violence. it's always your sides underpinning. 

 
 
 
Loretta Mashkawide'e Kemsley
9.2  author  Loretta Mashkawide'e Kemsley  replied to  Freedom Warrior @9    4 weeks ago

I'm not on the left, so your entire diatribe is way off base.

As to violence, most of those I see committing violence (like bombing women's clinics or like Charlottesville) are on the right. They're the people threatening civil war if they don't get their own way with far too many hoarding arsenals and walking around looking like one man militias.

If there are those on the left doing the same, they're just as wrong, but I haven't seen the same coming from the mainstream left.

 
 
 
Loretta Mashkawide'e Kemsley
9.3  author  Loretta Mashkawide'e Kemsley  replied to  Freedom Warrior @9    4 weeks ago
massive hypocrisy and delusional diatribes

That's a good example of the insults I don't want to deal with. You can do better. If you can't, then take it elsewhere.

 
 
 
Freedom Warrior
9.3.1  Freedom Warrior  replied to  Loretta Mashkawide'e Kemsley @9.3    4 weeks ago

 Like I said this article is a perfect example of what we know to be the sort hate being propagated in the culture today. One would almost have to conclude based on the comments of leaders in the Democratic Party and their cohorts in the media and others that are dupes of left wing propandists, that the Democrat party may be the biggest hate group in the United States today.  

So we can just skip over the phony pretense of your comment since everyone knows what this article really represents.  We have found many of those true liberals that recognize the duplicity of what has become mostly recognizable on the left these days. 

 By the way my guess is that you supported the hateful travesty that took place surrounding judge Kavanaugh 

 
 
 
Loretta Mashkawide'e Kemsley
9.3.2  author  Loretta Mashkawide'e Kemsley  replied to  Freedom Warrior @9.3.1    4 weeks ago
you supported the hateful travesty that took place surrounding judge Kavanaugh

So you're okay with a sexual predator being in the WH and on the Supreme Court? I suppose you support Thomas, Moore, Cosby, Weinstein and Epstein too?

As a feminist, I do not support any sexual predator. It's a shame some people do. That exhibits an extreme hatred of women.

 
 
 
Freedom Warrior
9.3.3  Freedom Warrior  replied to  Loretta Mashkawide'e Kemsley @9.3.2    4 weeks ago

I knew it and all this phony pretense that you’re putting up I just blew to fucking kingdom come.

[deleted]

 
 
 
r.t..b...
9.3.5  r.t..b...  replied to  Freedom Warrior @9.3.3    4 weeks ago
I just blew to fucking kingdom come.  Oh and I will come

Another case of projection. A sticky wicket to be sure.

 
 
 
igknorantzrulz
9.3.6  igknorantzrulz  replied to  Freedom Warrior @9.3.3    4 weeks ago
[delete]

 
 
 
igknorantzrulz
9.3.7  igknorantzrulz  replied to  r.t..b... @9.3.5    4 weeks ago
A sticky wicket to be sure

i had one of those for breakfast

 
 
 
r.t..b...
9.3.8  r.t..b...  replied to  igknorantzrulz @9.3.7    4 weeks ago
i had one of those for breakfast...

...pull-aparts are always tasty.

 
 
 
WallyW
9.3.9  WallyW  replied to  Loretta Mashkawide'e Kemsley @9.3.2    4 weeks ago

That you don't mention Clinton's long history as a sexual predator creep is quite telling..

It's the height of hypocrisy to accept without question non-credible and uncorroborated accusations against both Thomas and Kavanaugh, while totally ignoring and demeaning Clinton's accusers

[delete]

 
 
 
al Jizzerror
9.3.10  al Jizzerror  replied to  WallyW @9.3.9    4 weeks ago
Clinton's long history

Clinton should have resigned rather than putting the Nation through that ridiculous impeachment proceeding.  Al Gore would have stepped in, done a great job and DuhBya never would have been selected (by the Republicans on SCOTUS).

 
 
 
igknorantzrulz
9.3.11  igknorantzrulz  replied to  WallyW @9.3.9    4 weeks ago
[delete]
 
 
 
MUVA
9.3.12  MUVA  replied to  Loretta Mashkawide'e Kemsley @9.3.2    4 weeks ago

You have to prove someone is a sexual predator just saying it isn't enough especially when it is the new go move for some on the left.Epstein and Weinstein were both big democrat donors they supported democrats they definitely hate women.

 
 
 
Freedom Warrior
9.3.13  Freedom Warrior  replied to  igknorantzrulz @9.3.6    4 weeks ago

[delete]

 
 
 
Loretta Mashkawide'e Kemsley
9.3.15  author  Loretta Mashkawide'e Kemsley  replied to  WallyW @9.3.9    4 weeks ago

I didn't bring up Clinton because I was listing the sexual predators he would probably support. Are you saying he would support Clinton? I don't think so.

BTW. please show me where I "demeaned" those who accused Clinton? If you can't, you owe me an apology. Since it is an unjustified attack, I have reported it.

 
 
 
Loretta Mashkawide'e Kemsley
9.3.16  author  Loretta Mashkawide'e Kemsley  replied to  Freedom Warrior @9.3.3    4 weeks ago
this phony pretense that you’re putting up I just blew to fucking kingdom come.

Oh, no, you've done it. You've exposed me as a feminist. I thought for sure no one knew. How ever did you find out? /s


 
 
 
Freedom Warrior
9.3.17  Freedom Warrior  replied to  Loretta Mashkawide'e Kemsley @9.3.16    4 weeks ago

Let the hysteria ensue.

 
 
 
al Jizzerror
9.4  al Jizzerror  replied to  Freedom Warrior @9    4 weeks ago
I have to wonder if there’s some type of mass mental psychosis going on

I concur.

800

800

800

 
 
 
Freedom Warrior
9.4.1  Freedom Warrior  replied to  al Jizzerror @9.4    4 weeks ago

How could you not agree after all we see the response to people rallying around things like making America great again and the result is massive numbers of left wingers losing their fucking minds.

 
 
 
al Jizzerror
9.4.2  al Jizzerror  replied to  Freedom Warrior @9.4.1    4 weeks ago
people rallying around things like making America great again

Making America bigoted again.

800

 
 
 
cobaltblue
9.5  cobaltblue  replied to  Freedom Warrior @9    4 weeks ago
In essence the left and their dupes engaging in precisely the type of behavior that they are accusing others of. It’s become so common place it’s as if people actually believe the shit they’re spewing out now, unable to even recognize their massive hypocrisy and delusional diatribes. There doesn’t seem to be a day that goes by without one now so I have to wonder if there’s some type of mass mental psychosis going on with all this because I don’t think so many people could really be that treacherous in their intent, but I may be forced to conclude differently since there appears no amount of evidence that would persuade them otherwise. 

Yeahhhhhhhhh. 

 
 
 
Tacos!
10  Tacos!    4 weeks ago
The right has moved so far right that they even make moderates look like liberals.

I think that was true on social issues as of about 35 years ago. The Reagan years sent the party into a more socially conservative area.

However, since about 2006 or so, the Left has rushed headlong into the Far Left. It's easy to document. There is a long list of prominent Democrats who are reversing themselves on multiple issues and even apologizing for things they said just 20 years ago. The illegal immigration fight is a shining example. Virtually everything in Trump's border control platform was said by Bill Clinton when he was president but now every bit of it universally condemned by Democrats.

Meanwhile the Right has remained relatively stable. If anything, they may be drifting toward the middle. Republicans now support government infrastructure projects. Many support LGBT rights and actively court minority voters. President Trump signed a federal prison reform law, undoing criminal punishment championed by Clinton Democrats in the 90s. 

 
 
 
Freedom Warrior
10.1  Freedom Warrior  replied to  Tacos! @10    4 weeks ago

As I’m sure you will know none of these things matter to them the only thing that appears to marry them is taking power and using it to undermine what’s left of the greatness of America.

 
 
 
Loretta Mashkawide'e Kemsley
10.1.1  author  Loretta Mashkawide'e Kemsley  replied to  Freedom Warrior @10.1    4 weeks ago

Did you know it is considered abusive to tell others what they think?

From an article:

Emotionally abusive men and women are of all different types but some common characteristics are found among many of the abusers. Emotional abusers tend to believe they are "owed" by everyone and thus everyone (including their victim) should give them what they want. This makes them feel entitled to give orders, control, and abuse in order to get what they want. Similarly, emotionally abusive people tend to be self-centered to the point where they feel they can, and should, tell others what they are thinking and feeling.

For men, this may be the idea that men are superior to women and they believe in stereotyped male and female roles. They often talk about being the "man of the house." An abuser also might claim to be superior due to their background or ethnicity.

Other characteristics of emotionally abusive men and women include: 1

Low self-esteem – some abusers abuse others to make themselves feel good about themselves, although some people feel that the opposite is true in many cases.

https://www.healthyplace.com/abuse/emotional-psychological-abuse/emotionally-abusive-men-and-women-who-are-they

 
 
 
Freedom Warrior
10.1.2  Freedom Warrior  replied to  Loretta Mashkawide'e Kemsley @10.1.1    4 weeks ago

Better quit while you're behind.

 
 
 
cobaltblue
10.1.3  cobaltblue  replied to  Freedom Warrior @10.1.2    4 weeks ago
Better quit while you're behind.

Too damn funny. Maybe you should tell that to your president. He handed us Congress. He had both the Senate and Congress and never got the wall that Mexico was to pay for done then. Your president is singlehandedly fucking over the GOP. 

 
 
 
Freedom Warrior
10.1.4  Freedom Warrior  replied to  cobaltblue @10.1.3    4 weeks ago

The wall is being built and guess what, your dumphucking cohorts could have had amnesty for 1.8 million dreamers but the douchebags in congress, pukelosi et al, decided to shoot themselves in the foot, the crotch and everywhere else.

 
 
 
Jack_TX
10.1.5  Jack_TX  replied to  cobaltblue @10.1.3    4 weeks ago
Maybe you should tell that to your president. He handed us Congress. He had both the Senate and Congress and never got the wall that Mexico was to pay for done then. Your president is singlehandedly fucking over the GOP. 

By that "logic", Barack Obama was the single biggest disaster for the Democratic Party since 1894, and was twice as bad as Trump.

Are you sure that's the "logic" you want to use?

 
 
 
al Jizzerror
10.2  al Jizzerror  replied to  Tacos! @10    4 weeks ago
President Trump signed a federal prison reform law,

The law passed and Trumps signed it

Butt the law would NOT have passed without the support of the Democrats in the Senate.

Senate approves Trump-backed criminal justice overhaul

The Senate's passage marks a win for Trump, who lobbied Mitch McConnell to bring the bill up for a vote.

By MARIANNE LEVINE

___________________________

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) was reluctant until last week to bring to the floor legislation that divides his caucus.

___________________________

All 49 Democrats voted in favor of the bill, and 12 Republicans voted against it. Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) was absent.

The Republicans who voted against the bill were Sens. Tom Cotton (R-Ark.), Mike Enzi (R-Wyo.), John Kennedy (R-La.), Jon Kyl (R-Ariz.), Lisa Murkowski (R-Alaska), Jim Risch (R-Idaho), Mike Rounds (R-S.D.), Marco Rubio (R-Fla.), Ben Sasse (R-Neb.), Richard Shelby (R-Ala.), Dan Sullivan (R-Alaska) and John Barrasso (R-Wyo.).

https://www.politico.com/story/2018/12/18/criminal-justice-reform-bill-vote-1068268

 
 
 
Snuffy
10.2.1  Snuffy  replied to  al Jizzerror @10.2    4 weeks ago
Butt the law would NOT have passed without the support of the Democrats in the Senate.

You make this sound like it's extra-special that the democrats helped out here. But truth be told almost all laws require both parties to vote and approve measures and send them along to be signed into law.

There has only been three occurrences where either party held a filibuster proof 60% super majority of both the House and the Senate. This only occurred with the 89th U.S. congress in 1965,  then with the 95th U.S. Congress in 1977 and lastly with the 111 U.S. Congress in 2009.

And in all three occurrences it was the Democratic party that held the super majority.

I submit that more could be done for the citizens of this country if Congress more often worked together but they are so locked into party politics and as such the needs of the electorate fall by the way-side.

 
 
 
al Jizzerror
10.2.2  al Jizzerror  replied to  Snuffy @10.2.1    4 weeks ago
But truth be told almost all laws require both parties to vote and approve measures and send them along to be signed into law.

Clinton's first budget passed without a single Republican vote in the Senate.  The vote was 50-50 (Al Gore broke the tie.  Clinton's use of "arithmetic" helped erase the U.S. federal deficit (4 years of budget surpluses).  

Likewise, The Affordable Care Act passed without a single Republican vote.  This law (called Obama Care out the number of uninsured in half.  The Republican tried to repeal (the "Job Killing" Healthcare Act over 50 times).  The Affordable care act did not kill jobs.  It was fully implemented by 2014 and we have job growth ever since.

 
 
 
Dulay
10.2.3  Dulay  replied to  Snuffy @10.2.1    4 weeks ago
I submit that more could be done for the citizens of this country if Congress more often worked together but they are so locked into party politics and as such the needs of the electorate fall by the way-side.

Actually now the GOP run Senate has it's lips locked on Trump's ass. McConnell refuses to bring anything to the floor that Trump hasn't already given a thumbs up to. McConnell has abdicated his duty as the leader of a co-equal branch of government to do his fucking job and pass legislation that benefits the country whether Trump approves of it or not. McConnell sure as hell didn't have a problem passing bills that Obama opposed.

 
 
 
Loretta Mashkawide'e Kemsley
10.2.4  author  Loretta Mashkawide'e Kemsley  replied to  Snuffy @10.2.1    4 weeks ago
I submit that more could be done for the citizens of this country if Congress more often worked together but they are so locked into party politics and as such the needs of the electorate fall by the way-side.

Well said. I'm tired of the deliberate gridlock. They aren't paid to act like jerks. They're paid to accomplish the people's business and keep our nation running smoothly. I'm all for tossing out everyone who can't work with those across the aisle so we can count on them to do their jobs.

 
 
 
MUVA
10.2.5  MUVA  replied to  Loretta Mashkawide'e Kemsley @10.2.4    4 weeks ago

I love gridlock if not for gridlock the ass hats in charge would be making laws not fixing problems any way.Grid lock keeps wealth redistribution from happening and that is enough for me.

 
 
 
al Jizzerror
10.2.6  al Jizzerror  replied to  MUVA @10.2.5    4 weeks ago
Grid lock keeps wealth redistribution from happening

Nope.

The Republicans passed Trump tax cuts that put a shit load of wealth into the pockets of the rich. 

 
 
 
MUVA
10.2.7  MUVA  replied to  al Jizzerror @10.2.6    4 weeks ago

We got to keep the money we made I know I worked hard for every penny.

 
 
 
Loretta Mashkawide'e Kemsley
10.2.8  author  Loretta Mashkawide'e Kemsley  replied to  Dulay @10.2.3    4 weeks ago

McConnell, like the idiot in the WH and several other GOP leaders has accepted an amazing amount of money from Russian Oligarchs.

Mitch McConnell (R-KY) has led the fight to lift sanctions on Russia following the Kremlin-led cyberattack on America in support of the election of Donald Trump. The recent lifting of sanctions on Russia passed the Senate despite enormous efforts to stop it.

https://bipartisanreport.com/2019/01/30/damning-russian-money-funnel-to-mitch-mcconnell-uncovered-announced/

 
 
 
dennis smith
10.2.9  dennis smith  replied to  Loretta Mashkawide'e Kemsley @10.2.4    4 weeks ago

That would be most of Senators and Congressmen/women of both parties. They are locked in to do only what their respective party leaders tell them to do. The ones who speak against their party are the only ones with courage to do so.

 
 
 
dennis smith
10.2.10  dennis smith  replied to  al Jizzerror @10.2.6    4 weeks ago

It also provided increased take home pay for middle class workers. An additional $60 plus per week = $3,120 year.  

 
 
 
MrFrost
10.2.11  MrFrost  replied to  Dulay @10.2.3    4 weeks ago

True. McConnell voted against his own bills if he found that Obama supported them. If that's not blatant partisanship and obstruction I don't know what is.

 
 
 
Loretta Mashkawide'e Kemsley
10.2.12  author  Loretta Mashkawide'e Kemsley  replied to  Snuffy @10.2.1    4 weeks ago
I submit that more could be done for the citizens of this country if Congress more often worked together but they are so locked into party politics and as such the needs of the electorate fall by the way-side.

Well said. I agree completely.

 
 
 
Dulay
10.2.13  Dulay  replied to  Loretta Mashkawide'e Kemsley @10.2.12    4 weeks ago

Loretta, I've got to ask, is that you barrel racing? 

 
 
 
Loretta Mashkawide'e Kemsley
10.3  author  Loretta Mashkawide'e Kemsley  replied to  Tacos! @10    4 weeks ago
I think that was true on social issues as of about 35 years ago. The Reagan years sent the party into a more socially conservative area.

Actually, it began before the Reagan era with Jerry Falwell and Pat Robertson in the late 1970s. They raged about Roe v. Wade and how awful us feminists were for wanting equality. They never quit hating women. Even today, Robertson tells men to beat their wives. (

)

 "I listen to feminists and all these radical gals—most of them are failures. They've blown it. Some of them have been married, but they married some Casper Milquetoast who asked permission to go to the bathroom. These women just need a man in the house. That's all they need. Most of the feminists need a man to tell them what time of day it is and to lead them home. And they blew it and they're mad at all men. Feminists hate men. They're sexist. They hate men—that's their problem." — Jerry Falwell 

"Feminism is a socialist, anti-family, political movement that encourages women to leave their husbands, kill their children, practice witchcraft, destroy capitalism and become lesbians." ~ Pat Robertson 

 
 
 
WallyW
10.3.1  WallyW  replied to  Loretta Mashkawide'e Kemsley @10.3    4 weeks ago

You come here urging all sides to turn down the the thermostat of hatred.

But your every comment shows you fanning the flames.

 
 
 
al Jizzerror
10.3.2  al Jizzerror  replied to  WallyW @10.3.1    4 weeks ago
But your every comment shows you fanning the flames.

That's my job.

And it seems to be the only thing your president is good at.

512

 
 
 
Tacos!
10.3.3  Tacos!  replied to  Loretta Mashkawide'e Kemsley @10.3    4 weeks ago
Actually, it began before the Reagan era with Jerry Falwell and Pat Robertson

But you're talking about pastors there, not politicians. Before these social conservatives sought a political alliance with Republicans, they were courting the likes of Lester Maddox and George Wallace, i.e. Democrats. They even supported Jimmy Carter. 

Maybe the most prominent person to try to meld political and social conservatism at that time was Willam F. Buckley, but he notably objected to several of Nixon's policies, like his efforts at detente with the Soviet Union and China. Politics didn't really swing his way until Reagan.

 
 
 
Loretta Mashkawide'e Kemsley
10.3.4  author  Loretta Mashkawide'e Kemsley  replied to  Tacos! @10.3.3    4 weeks ago

Yes, they claimed to be pastors, but they are the people who decided to meld religion and politics. I don't think of either of them as pastors. I think of them as misogynists, racists and bigots. They sure didn't follow Yeshua's teachings.

During the Johnson administration, the South turned from DEMs to REPs because he signed the Civil Rights and Voting Rights Acts. So Wallace may have been a DEM but today he'd be considered a REP without changing a single belief.

As to Maddox, I don't know enough about him to comment.

Although I didn't always agree with Buckley, he at least had well-reasoned arguments that made me think.

 
 
 
Loretta Mashkawide'e Kemsley
10.3.5  author  Loretta Mashkawide'e Kemsley  replied to  WallyW @10.3.1    4 weeks ago

So telling the truth about Falwell's and Robertson's attacks on women is "fanning the flames of hate"? Interesting stance. Doesn't it occur to you that they were the people fanning the flames of hate and I simply reported on it?

If you read back through what I wrote, I did not promise to be neutral or be silent. You seem to think you can bully me into silence. That hearkens back to the time of scold's bridles when men had the right to silence women.

https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2017/mar/08/silence-powerlessness-womens-voices-rebecca-solnit

 
 
 
Dulay
10.3.6  Dulay  replied to  WallyW @10.3.1    4 weeks ago
You come here urging all sides to turn down the the thermostat of hatred. But your every comment shows you fanning the flames.

The only flames being fanned are by Robertson. 

 
 
 
Tacos!
10.3.7  Tacos!  replied to  Loretta Mashkawide'e Kemsley @10.3.4    4 weeks ago
During the Johnson administration, the South turned from DEMs to REPs because he signed the Civil Rights and Voting Rights Acts.

I don't know why people think that. If you look at congressional seats, governorships, and even presidential voting, the South didn't really start to turn Republican until the late 80s and into the 90s. It wasn't really a done deal until after 2000 or so.

 
 
 
Jack_TX
10.3.8  Jack_TX  replied to  Loretta Mashkawide'e Kemsley @10.3.5    4 weeks ago
So telling the truth about Falwell's and Robertson's attacks on women

But you haven't told the truth.  You claim these comments are "wife beating advice", and yet no such thing exists in your quote.

You seem to think you can bully me into silence. That hearkens back to the time of scold's bridles when men had the right to silence women. 

Objecting to your comments does not equate to misogyny.  The implication that it does proves the very point you attempt to refute.

 
 
 
Texan1211
10.3.9  Texan1211  replied to  Tacos! @10.3.7    4 weeks ago
I don't know why people think that. If you look at congressional seats, governorships, and even presidential voting, the South didn't really start to turn Republican until the late 80s and into the 90s. It wasn't really a done deal until after 2000 or so.

People believe it because Democrats have been peddling that lie for so long.

They never can quite seem able to explain exactly what you asked---why did the Democratic Party fare well in the South for several decades AFTER the Civil Rights Act passed?

Seems to blow their little theory all to hell and back.

 
 
 
Tacos!
10.3.10  Tacos!  replied to  Loretta Mashkawide'e Kemsley @10.3.5    4 weeks ago
That hearkens back to the time of scold's bridles when men had the right to silence women.

Wow. That's a pretty extreme reaction to what was actually said.

 
 
 
Loretta Mashkawide'e Kemsley
10.3.11  author  Loretta Mashkawide'e Kemsley  replied to  Tacos! @10.3.7    4 weeks ago
It wasn't really a done deal until after 2000 or so.

All change takes time. That doesn't mean it didn't start in the 60s. The women's movement, civil rights, gay rights, etc. are all rooted in the 60s too (and many, many decades prior) but look at all of them. They're still being fought for today and probably will for many long decades after I'm dead.

When I was young, I was an idealist who thought change would come swifter. I was wrong. Now I just marvel at the passing generations and how much they add to the changes. I'm really impressed in our teens and young adults today. They know so much more than I did at their age. I was far more naive than I can even describe. I hope I live long enough to see the changes and improvements they bring to the world.

 
 
 
Dulay
10.3.12  Dulay  replied to  Jack_TX @10.3.8    4 weeks ago
But you haven't told the truth. You claim these comments are "wife beating advice", and yet no such thing exists in your quote.

Wife Beating Advice From Pat Robertson (Oh My God!) is the label on the video. It comes with the link. 

Secondly, Robertson's FIRST sentence in his reply was:

"Well, you could become a Muslim and you could beat her" 

Then at the end Robertson says:

"You can't divorce her, according to the scripture. So I say, [chuckle] move to Saudi Arabia." 

Note that at no time during his comments does Robertson suggest that they seek spiritual guidance for their marital issues. 

 
 
 
Loretta Mashkawide'e Kemsley
10.3.13  author  Loretta Mashkawide'e Kemsley  replied to  Jack_TX @10.3.8    4 weeks ago
You claim these comments are "wife beating advice", and yet no such thing exists in your quote.

Watch the video.

 
 
 
Jack_TX
10.3.14  Jack_TX  replied to  Dulay @10.3.12    4 weeks ago
Wife Beating Advice From Pat Robertson (Oh My God!) is the label on the video. It comes with the link. 

Sorry...I don't watch videos from forums.  Too much nonsense.  I'll read excerpts, though, so thank you for providing them.

Secondly, Robertson's FIRST sentence in his reply was:
"Well, you could become a Muslim and you could beat her" 

Well that certainly qualifies as a multi-tiered shitheaded statement.

Then at the end Robertson says:
"You can't divorce her, according to the scripture. So I say, [chuckle] move to Saudi Arabia." 

OK.  Fair enough.  All the more reason to continue not watching him.

Note that at no time during his comments does Robertson suggest that they seek spiritual guidance for their marital issues. 

Now....that's certainly what SHOULD happen.  Without a doubt, that's absolutely what any person in his position should be talking about. 

I am actually mildly surprised he doesn't mention it.  Like maybe 0.7 on a 0-10 scale of surprise.  But I guess that just serves to teach me a lesson about appropriate expectations.  

Thank you again for the transcription.

 
 
 
cobaltblue
10.3.15  cobaltblue  replied to  WallyW @10.3.1    4 weeks ago
But your every comment shows you fanning the flames.

Have you introduced yourself to Loretta, Wally? Wally is an admitted "I just like to see demmies cry" guy. Doesn't write articles as you have done since your first day. Just kinda walks around without linking any facts to his claims. I can say that because he admits it. At least it's someone on the right that owns his lackluster behavior, and I appreciate that. 

 
 
 
Kathleen
11  Kathleen    4 weeks ago

Nice to meet you Loretta,

For the exact reasons that you mentioned in your article, I try not to listen to the media.  They are way to opinionated and way to agenda driven that I would rather form my own conclusions.

 
 
 
igknorantzrulz
11.1  igknorantzrulz  replied to  Kathleen @11    4 weeks ago
I would rather form my own conclusions.

i prefer concluding my own form,

but,

you probably knew that.

Do you not recall Loretta from NV ?

You, and Leroy Brown were my first written responses on Newsvine, so i printed them in cursive.

Butter, is there any way to reclaim any commentary from NewsVine that you might be aware of ?

 
 
 
Ender
11.1.1  Ender  replied to  igknorantzrulz @11.1    4 weeks ago

Kathleen and Color I mostly remember from the NBC side.

 
 
 
Kathleen
11.1.2  Kathleen  replied to  igknorantzrulz @11.1    4 weeks ago

I do not remember the name at all, should I?

I could not tell you what I posted being it was so many.

 
 
 
igknorantzrulz
11.1.3  igknorantzrulz  replied to  Kathleen @11.1.2    4 weeks ago

Mine, or Leroy Browns ?

 
 
 
Kathleen
11.1.4  Kathleen  replied to  igknorantzrulz @11.1.3    4 weeks ago

I thought you meant Loretta’s name.

I do remember yours and Leroy’s.

 
 
 
igknorantzrulz
11.1.5  igknorantzrulz  replied to  Ender @11.1.1    4 weeks ago

Yes, that is how i stumbled upon it.

After i read some of the comments, i thought,

WTF, does Ignorance Rule over these FOOL Z

Thus my inspiration  for a Moniker, Lewinsky style, but i'll address that later, i need a puff off my cigar, then i'll get back to U

N

Stiflers Mon

 
 
 
igknorantzrulz
11.1.6  igknorantzrulz  replied to  Kathleen @11.1.4    4 weeks ago

she was always posting stuff i would comment on

her name wasn't exactly as here

She was stalked by that Capt CM doude, who was an interesting one, who i enjoyed unleashing on, especially when moderation disappeared at the end, as that was truly enjoyable, well, for me, cause, i'm on occasion, a fun one to poke fun 

of

 
 
 
Kathleen
11.1.7  Kathleen  replied to  igknorantzrulz @11.1.6    4 weeks ago

I must have missed it. Sorry...

 
 
 
igknorantzrulz
11.1.8  igknorantzrulz  replied to  Kathleen @11.1.7    4 weeks ago

no need to be "sorry"

i remember her avatar, and here being cyberstalked by that little creep, who i would then grab Blue Cheese and take a stalk, and see how low i could dip, a potatoe nail chipped clip per every man i could cure for themselves

i'm out, i've been cooped up,as of late, so i wanna fly 

n joy

 
 
 
Loretta Mashkawide'e Kemsley
11.1.9  author  Loretta Mashkawide'e Kemsley  replied to  igknorantzrulz @11.1.8    4 weeks ago

Yeah, that creep tried to follow me after leaving there. Didn't have much luck because for a long while, I stuck to women's sites that had strong moderation.

He was obsessed, wasn't he? I've become very familiar with the type after writing on various women's sites. They show up in droves to try to silence women. Some of them hunt down women, busting through alias, unlisted phone numbers etc. Too often they succeed. Some have even published home addresses and the names of children and the schools they attend. They tried that with me only to discover my name isn't an alias, my phone number is public and my kids are grown.

It's a shame they hate women so much. I look at their scribblings and think that they sound like 12 year old brats. And then I wonder how I could get hold of their mothers.

 
 
 
igknorantzrulz
11.1.10  igknorantzrulz  replied to  Loretta Mashkawide'e Kemsley @11.1.9    4 weeks ago
And then I wonder how I could get hold of their mothers.

Fuck their mothers, i'd like to get hold of their Necks,

but, honest, no hickeys 

 
 
 
Loretta Mashkawide'e Kemsley
11.1.11  author  Loretta Mashkawide'e Kemsley  replied to  igknorantzrulz @11.1.10    4 weeks ago

LOL. I prefer to let their mothers do the hard work. I have better things to do and so do you.

 
 
 
lib50
11.1.12  lib50  replied to  Loretta Mashkawide'e Kemsley @11.1.9    4 weeks ago

Sorry about your experience with CCM,  the reason I don't use my real name is because of that, I want to say what I want to say without fear some asshole will try to scare me away from it.  I don't think the woman haters club will survive the upcoming generations of women though, thankfully.

 
 
 
Loretta Mashkawide'e Kemsley
11.1.13  author  Loretta Mashkawide'e Kemsley  replied to  lib50 @11.1.12    4 weeks ago

Hi, long time no see. Good to see you now.

I've been using my real name for publication since the 1970s. Like most writers, my name is a flagship of sorts, so I decided early on, I would just deal with the flak as it comes. There isn't anything someone can do online as bad as what my ex did all those decades ago. It probably makes them feel powerful to try, but they really don't gain any importance in my life.

The "woman-haters club" (loved that moniker ever since I was a child watching The Little Rascals. They worked so hard trying to keep the girls out. LOL) can't possibly hate us on a personal level because they don't know us. What they hate is the concept of women being equal and independent. I don't dwell on it because I won't give them that space in my head. I deal with it and move on.


 
 
 
Loretta Mashkawide'e Kemsley
11.1.14  author  Loretta Mashkawide'e Kemsley  replied to  igknorantzrulz @11.1.8    4 weeks ago
I remember her avatar, and here being cyberstalked by that little creep, who i would then grab Blue Cheese and take a stalk, and see how low i could dip,

I never got to tell you how much I appreciated your support. Then, like now, I often had a good laugh at your vivid expressions and the consternation they often provided to the stalker. So a belated thanks is winging your way.

 
 
 
igknorantzrulz
11.1.15  igknorantzrulz  replied to  Loretta Mashkawide'e Kemsley @11.1.14    4 weeks ago

My pleasure, 

as no 'thanks' are required when you are doing what is right

 
 
 
Loretta Mashkawide'e Kemsley
11.2  author  Loretta Mashkawide'e Kemsley  replied to  Kathleen @11    4 weeks ago

Good to meet you too. I tend to avoid the three 24 hour "news" channels: Fox, CNN and MSNBC unless there is something urgent happening I can't keep up with the latest news any other way (like 9/11 when I surfed between them). They repeat themselves too much and its pretty predictable what stance their guests are going to take.

I get most of my news via print media or on the Net using sites that aren't considered major media. I want to hear what the little guy thinks. I do watch local news channels to keep up with local news.

 
 
 
Buzz of the Orient
12  Buzz of the Orient    4 weeks ago

Hello Loretta, I do recall you from NV.

What you must realize is that "HATRED" is what keeps this site alive, and I'm sure it is the same with other similar sites as well.  Just think of it - without hatred there would be so many fewer articles, comments, and most likely lots less members.  

Hatred of Trump, hatred of Hillary, hatred of Obama, hatred of Democrats, hatred of Republicans, hatred of liberals, hatred of conservatives, hatred of Supreme Court justices, hatred of presidential candidates, hatred of Jews, hatred of Israel, hatred of Netanyahu, hatred of Islamists, hatred of China, hatred of North Korea, hatred of Putin, hatred of Russia, hatred of Iran, hatred of LGBQTs, hatred of the Stars and Stripes, hatred of the national anthem, xenophobia generally, hatred of fellow NT members, hatred of the NT rules, hatred of religion, hatred of atheism, hatred of guns.... hey, this list could go on for pages.

All that would be left are topics that are of little interest to the mindset of so many members who usually post on the kinds of topics listed in the former paragraph, as shown by the dearth of comments posted on them, like literature, art, culture, music, etc. as indicated by the dearth of comments posted on the articles on groups dedicated to such topics.

Because of my duties to this site, I see and review every single application for membership to NT.  Most of those who apply for membership either post nothing at all, or make a comment or two and then virtually disappear.  Why?  In my opinion it is because of hatred, their seeing it so deftly and frequently applied, with the language used and the intransigence of those who are so far from being neutral or fair that they have drowned in the cesspools of their own making.

Anyway, Loretta, welcome to NT.

 
 
 
Loretta Mashkawide'e Kemsley
12.1  author  Loretta Mashkawide'e Kemsley  replied to  Buzz of the Orient @12    4 weeks ago

Thanks for the welcome.

I agree. Hatred is what drives too many discussions and sites, but it doesn't have to be that way. It isn't healthy for us as individuals or nations to have to face that much hatred every day. It will be our nations ultimate demise if we don't change something.

Up until the advent of the Internet, in my entire life, I never heard the amount of hatred as I do now in one day online. That's dysfunctional in the extreme.

We can disagree without hating. There is nothing wrong with disagreement. It often brings out the best ideas if we let it, but that won't happen if every post reeks of nothing but hatred and verbal one-up-man-ship.

I love ideas. I don't love unnecessary stress and strife. In fact, I avoid it every chance I get.

 
 
 
Dismayed Patriot
12.1.1  Dismayed Patriot  replied to  Loretta Mashkawide'e Kemsley @12.1    4 weeks ago
I never heard the amount of hatred as I do now in one day online.

I don't think it's the times but the technology that immerses us, as a society, in the unlimited hate daily. Could you imagine what the world might look like today if they had "twitter" during the height of the Roman empire as it went out and conquered the nations surrounding the Mediterranean? With perhaps Caligula or Nero ranting to the world about the people they hate while the world rants back and is outraged over their abuses of power? It likely wouldn't look much different than our own Presidents twitter. So people and the world haven't really changed much, it's just our access to everyone else's thoughts that are now so easily disseminated to everyone. You can now have, in real time, critiques from people in the jungles of Africa to the high mountains of the Himalayas over the Kardashians being laughed at during an awards show. So of course we are going to see everyone expressing their opinion on how governments operate since there simply is no perfect system of governance.

 
 
 
Loretta Mashkawide'e Kemsley
12.1.2  author  Loretta Mashkawide'e Kemsley  replied to  Dismayed Patriot @12.1.1    4 weeks ago

I'm laughing and shuddering at the thought of Nero et al on Twitter. Point taken. We've invented the modern day Tower of Babel, and it's even worse than what I imagined learning that myth all those many decades ago.

Yes, hatred has always been with us, and yes, it is amplified on the Net. That doesn't mean we have to engage in it or tolerate it when it comes our way. We deserve respect and need to act with respect. That was the one founding principle my dad taught me that underlies all the other things he taught me about life. That respect is for all things in existence, not just humans. I was lucky to have him as my mentor.

 
 
 
Dismayed Patriot
12.1.3  Dismayed Patriot  replied to  Loretta Mashkawide'e Kemsley @12.1.2    4 weeks ago
We deserve respect and need to act with respect.

I agree. The problem I see is that those expecting respect are being disrespected which then make them feel as if they must respond with disrespect. Trying to keep our own actions respectful while amidst such rampant mudslinging is difficult. Not allowing our own actions to be determined by our perception of someone else's actions is hard. And let's face it, most humans are far too lazy to work so hard at being good. It's just so much easier to let everything devolve into a schoolyard screaming match. Perhaps the distance provided by our means of communication brings out the emotional child in us all as it seems social media is nothing but a digital version of "Lord of the Flies".

 
 
 
cobaltblue
13  cobaltblue    4 weeks ago

Good to see you, Loretta. Love you, girl. 

 
 
 
It Is ME
14  It Is ME    4 weeks ago

"Let's Stop the Hatred, It is destroying our nation"

For the "Minority", at the expense of the "Majority", has been around "Pre-Trump" for decades and decades. Driven in to the "Minds" of every person they could "Drive a Stack" into by the "Left" !

Pretty Hateful in it's rhetoric all on it's own, as we've seen !

Now …..the "Majority" becomes "Important" under Trump....and that's the hateful thing ? jrSmiley_10_smiley_image.gif

 
 
 
igknorantzrulz
14.1  igknorantzrulz  replied to  It Is ME @14    4 weeks ago

don't you just hate, the hatred ?

cause some actually seem , to love hate.

im

guessin, it's a relation ship thing e

 
 
 
It Is ME
14.1.1  It Is ME  replied to  igknorantzrulz @14.1    4 weeks ago
cause some actually seem , to love hate

They DO ! jrSmiley_13_smiley_image.gif

The face one makes when they hate :

384384

 
 
 
Suz
15  Suz    4 weeks ago

Surely, this opinion is for entertainment purposes only.

 
 
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