Wednesday, June 5, 2013



When was the last time you considered how Mount Rushmore must look from the Canadian side?
NOW do you see what I mean when I talk about the virtue of making every effort to consider all things from every imaginable perspective?




26 comments:

  1. Wow. That is exactly how others viewing life from another perspective look.

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  2. Sometimes the efforts result in failure. Maybe there is virtue in the efforts, but failure does get tiresome particularly when there is zero reciprocation.

    In my view, there is a time to quit trying.

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  3. AOW likening President Obama to Hitler. If there's no smoking gun to link Obama to the scandals, that means he's JUST LIKE HITLER.

    No wonder young people dislike the Rethugs so much. this is about as awful as it get: Obama=Hitler?


    The Paranoid Style in American politics is evident in the post featured on AOW's blog.

    It implies, as you rightly state, that even if not one jot of evidence is found to connect the White House with the IRS scandal, that means the Obama administration is still guilty.
    It's a perfect definition of paranoia.
    How does one deal with something as insane as that? You can't, so you have to ignore that sort of craziness.
    But AOW's blog seys even if there's no evidence it still means thet Obama's guilty because he's behaving just like Hitler.
    It is hilarious watching the likes of AOW, FreeThink, Rational Nation USA, etc running away from the GOP. After how hard these and other like blogs worked to back the GOP, hating and hoping to destroy Mr Obama.
    Perfect example of the paranoid style in rightwing politics.
    Embarrassing.

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  4. by Bryan Preston
    "Drudge Report editor and columnist at the Washington Times, tweeted today that low-level IRS employees are fed up with being blamed for the agency’s abuse of Tea Party, conservative, pro-life, pro-traditional marriage and Jewish groups."

    Awake from your slumber, America, before it's too late.
    Did Obama personally approve of the action of IRS? Of course he did.

    Can it be proven? Most unlikely. All he had to do was nod his head. No potentially incriminating records.

    The left really knows that and are fine with it....the majority of the rest really don't care and don't want to be bothered about it. After all, what else are they going to say?

    when Obama was re-elected......it clearly revealed just how far down the crapper the American people have gone.. The obama defenders are some of the dumbest people.
    Nothing like the sound of a liberal piglet caught in their own traps.
    Perhaps Obama will spend his next vacation in Leavenworth penitentiary.

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  5. You know what is embarrassing?

    LOL Anonymous copying and pasting the same comment.

    The comparison wasn't mine. See THIS. The point, of course, is that the GOP's search for "a smoking gun" will likely yield no direct link to the Oval Office per se.

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  6. Oh I don't know, AOW, I fully APPROVE of "copying and pasting" IF one has written something PERTINENT that is also cogent, well-phrased, sincere and respectful of others.

    BOILERPLATE, however, -- and by now everyone ought to know what that means -- is impersonal, generic, usually tedious, overlong, straight-out-of-the-can stuff that fills other people's blogs with the moral equivalent of bad breath -- or a rumbling expulsion of gas from the nether regions.

    Someone may soon write a song dedicated to Blogland called "Tiptoe Though the Poo Poo."

    The need has arisen.

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  7. At the rate things are going, FT, everyone in public life is soon going to look like an ass and nothing but.


    -----------> Katharine Heartburn

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  8. FT,
    I have used copy and paste as well. But not after I've been corrected by someone who pointed out an error that I made in the copy and paste.

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  9. Rules don't apply to liberals

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  10. I saw this nonsense over at Progressive Eruptions yesterday, AOW. I thought about defending what-I-knew-to-be your true intent then and there, but then thought you didn't really NEED a defense against such patently absurd allegations.

    Political propagandists are by nature corrupt. Their job is take "facts" or "factoids" rip them out of context, and emblazon a deliberately distorted interpretation all over the place.

    I have seen it from the Left all my conscious life, but in the past few years I am seeing it more and more from the Right as well, and frankly I DESPISE this type of corruption even MORE when it purports to serve "our" causes, because sooner or later such tactics work against the perpetrators, whoever they are.

    Corruption STiNKS. The best defense against it is NEVER to let yourself become party to it -- NO MATTER WHAT.

    When you made reference to Hitler's having no visible trace of his connection to The Holocaust, you were citing an excellent example of how leaders skilled in the arts of deceit and evasion of responsibility operate. They have a bevy of UNDERLINGS who UNDERSTAND and SYMPATHIZE with their nefarious objectives to do their bidding, but leave no physical evidence that the underlings did not undertake implementing wicked policies strictly ON THEIR OWN.

    I'm sure this technique is as old as the time of our existence as primitive tribes living barely above the level of animals.

    NATURALLY our ideological opponents would not wish to "interpret" your reference correctly if the they thought they could get away with it.

    The Nature of the Beast, I'm afraid.

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  11. FT,
    Well, I hate it when someone lies about me. In general, I don't give a damn about what people say about me -- except when my words are twisted into something I never intended.

    As far as I know, I've never drawn an Obama-Hitler analogy.

    That said -- and along the lines of what you just mentioned in your comment to me -- corrupted power has a way of hiding the corruption via plausible deniability.

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    And, now, Mr. AOW and I are off to Hair Cuttery for some much needed grooming. We have a graduation ceremony to attend in a few days, and I am the featured speaker. Not a role I relish, but I've come up with the basic idea of what I'm going to say.

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  12. That's a funny picture with the reference to the backdoor vista from Canada. Can't say I've seen it though.

    I guess today it could just as easily have been four devout followers of Islam pointing their asses to Allah.

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  13. Cute idea, Waylon, but their behinds would have to pointing west, and these are represented as pointing north.

    True subjects of Islam could get their heads sliced off for an infraction as dire as that. I rather doubt they'd risk it, don't you?

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  14. I don't like being mischaracterized and misrepresented anymore than anyone else does, AOW, but I have to admit I get a certain wry satisfaction when I see opponents behave EXACTLY the way I EXPECTED them too. Responses to political points today have become downright PAVLOVIAN -- i.e. we've been CONDITIONED to regard automatically ANYTHING said by "The Other" as INCORRECT and filled with EVIL INTENT.

    Things have gotten so bad along these lines that if a Republican happens to mention that George Washington is on the face of the One Dollar bill, rabidly partisan Democrats might not go quite so far as to deny it, but they'd be apt to present some version of: "That vicious, pretentious, over-rated, over-privileged, land-grabbing, white-supremacist, slave owner ought never to have been honored, but since this country was wickedly FOUNDED on LAND THEFT, RACISM, GENOCIDAL POLICIES, institutionalized INJUSTICE, and CHRISTO-FASCIST TYRANNY, George Washington should no be HONORED at ALL. Instead he belongs in The International Hall of Shame.

    And of course, the ways things are today, if a Democrat asked One of "us" to identify E.B. Dubois, "we" would be apt to think of him as a Militantly Subversive, Trouble-Making, Marxist Son-of-a-Bitch.

    One man's hero is another's nemesis -- or see we have sadly come to believe.

    Even Hitler and Stalin had their good points, you know. They both enjoyed classical music! ;-)

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  15. FT,
    Responses to political points today have become downright PAVLOVIAN -- i.e. we've been CONDITIONED to regard automatically ANYTHING said by "The Other" as INCORRECT and filled with EVIL INTENT.

    The post that I've got on Monday posits one possible cause for the above. I guarantee that you'll want to take a look at that post.

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  16. I always read your blog AOW.

    Wouldn't miss it.

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  17. THE REAL LOL AnonymousJune 5, 2013 at 2:45 PM

    For the record, I did NOT cut and paste that remark here from shaw's blog...one of your trolls, Free Thinke, obviously did it trying to stire the pot...I will obviously have to get some blog ID so that the creep...who cut and paste that remark from shaw's blog...can't do it again...a word to the wise, Free Thinke...don't jump to conclusions...you know shaw has a lot of people who come here...who hate her...and would do anything to discredit her blog...and her friends...if you knew how to do it...you would see this pc address ID is not the same as hers...

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  18. THE REAL LOL Anonymous
    " Free Thinke...don't jump to conclusions...you know shaw has a lot of people who come here...who hate her..."

    Ain't that the truth!

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  19. How did AOW become the latest target, FT?

    I have to voice my disapproval. During her trials of the last couple years AOW has acted with the highest integrity and deserves respect.

    I know sh finds some of my opinions poorly considered as I do hers but in the end we'll realize we're both right on hat count.

    Meanwhile, I must protest the trolling.

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  20. Deep within the bowels of the internet live a cesspool of hate-mongers, racists, and bigots pretending to be Good Christians. They live in the Racist, bigoted, bible-thumping website known as “Republicans and or Conservatives.” If anything it’s more like “The Fellowship of MINDLESS IDIOTS”. First off, these A$$holes AREN’T real Christians. REAL Christians DON’T and NEVER use, constantly demean, and desecrate the name of God and Using God’s name To Promote Right Wing political Anti-Christ, Racist, Bigoted, Obama-hating rants like these scumbags love to do. As we know these people use false names on the internet , so I’ll just call them
    Mr, Ass-face and Mrs. Dumbass!

    Over the weekend, Mr. Ass-face joined the morally corrupted and mentally damaged scumbags of the right, posting creating a disgusting lie about President Obama’s whereabouts on the night of the Benghazi attack where four Americans died. The sick, immoral racists of the right claimed that President Obama was having gay sex and snorting cocaine on that night, which is such as sick, baseless accusation.
    And Mrs. Dumbass, has likened President Obama to Hitler.
    These people are sick, sick, SICK!!! And very MEAN! And they call themselves Christian? I think not! Nearly all their comments are BIGOTED. How sick are they? You can disagree with Obama’s policies all you want – I disagree with some of them too – But I am appalled by the HATE I see in these blogs and the replies, or comments . YOU are what we should be ashamed of! People who call themselves Christian American’s! Your words and actions are Despicable!!
    Whoever the President those filthy names is a sick, demented monster and a racist a$$hole! There is just as much evidence that Obama was on his knees in devout prayer for the entire period, as there is that he was on drugs for the period.
    That is, no evidence at all.
    You Republicans and or Conservatives are insanely stupid and will believe any tripe thrown your way as long as it makes Obama look bad.
    You are disgusting racist a$$holes!

    Seriously, what difference does it make Wherever he was? he could be informed or not informed. Presidents and the people who work for them have these new-fangled inventions called “telephones.” They’re amazing. You can communicate instantly with your people wherever you are.

    This is a case of the racist right doing what they accused the President of doing AND playing holier than thou. these mentally damaged scumbags think they can do NO wrong. At the end of 2012, the scumbags accused President Obama of using the deaths of the victims of the Sandy Hook shooting to promote Anti-gun violence, yet what are these hypocrites using the deaths of the four Americans in Benghazi for? POLITICAL GAIN! THey are using the deaths of the Benghazi Four for political gain to demean the black man in office! They scream bloody murder over the deaths of FOUR Americans, yet Obama’s predecessor is responsible for the deaths of hundreds and thousands of Americans over an unjust war, and somehow HE has more class that Obama? PLEASE!!!

    And this racist Mrs. Dumbass disgustingly calling Obama ” President Hitler”? This is Right Wing political Anti-Christ, Racist, Bigoted, Obama-hating rants like these scumbags love to do.
    (And, he is not a homosexual. He is a happily married man with kids.)
    (Is he Satan? No, but many have speculated that he may be the future Antichrist as mentioned in the bible.)
    He is not a Communist. Feel free to point out how he has taken private industry and possessions away from everyone and divided them between everyone and then resigned his Presidency.
    If Barack Obama were a dictator or a Hitler, would Congress still be blocking all the things he has tried to do for the country? If he were a dictator, would you be able to post crap like this in an open forum?

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  21. No, he is not a traitor. Feel free to point out how he has given aid and comfort to the enemy. And don’t claim it’s Muslims because Muslims are not a country and are not all at war with us.
    Why do you say he is a Communist ?
    Any president can be impeached, but here’s the catch. You have to prove that he is guilty of treason, or high crimes and misdemeanors. You can’t just impeach someone because you don’t like hm.
    If Barack Obama is a Muslim, why has no one been able to catch him at prayer? He has to do it five times a day, so you’d think someone would have noticed. Why does he drink alcohol and eat pork? Why is Michelle not wearing a burka and not leaving the White House without a male relative as an escort?
    From deliberately cooked-up lies, to garbled reporting, to failures of the most basic due diligence, there’s scarcely a breath between one conservative media faceplant and the next. Again, you scumbags have NO right to call Obama a liar considering how you use tired old GOP talking points smear job lie about President Obama over something!

    Does Barack Obama hate the Military?
    No
    Is Barack Obama a “Hitler”?
    No
    Is Barack Obama a Anti-American?
    No
    Is Barack Obama a coward? YOU Don’t know him personally
    Is Barack Obama a racist? YOU Don’t know him personally
    Is Barack Obama a bigot? YOU Don’t know him personally
    Is Barack Obama destroying America?
    No, one man can’t be blamed for the destruction of a nation. There are always many factors!
    Mr. Ass-face and Mes.-dumbass! You are nothing, retarded, stupid, ugly, brain-dead, morally corrupt, fake Christians, REAL RACISTS! And Calling the POTUS a POS and a fraud seems to the usual calling call for you right-wing racists and bigots like you, too.

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  22. And Mr. or Ms. Anonymou, you are so blinded with your Racist, Socialist/Progressive agenda that you can't see what is happening to our once great country. And perhaps in that mindless thing you have on top of your shoulders, you conveniently forgot that MoveOn.org compared President Bush to Hitler on its Web site all the time. And since when did you Liberals become so against using Hitler analogies?
    And you Sir or Madam, from your reply are a Bigot and Racist. People like you are the reason this country is in trouble.
    So, stfu and suck on my machine gun,

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  23. Lv,

    Let the oikophobes vent. Their interpassivity rises that way.

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  24. A show of things worthy of pride

    Will attract those compelled to deride

    Any person at all
    
Who has more on the ball
    
Than those who enjoy being snide.


    ~ FreeThinke

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  25. Thanks, Ducky. I appreciate what you said about AOW.

    She's a brick. I'm glad you appreciate her too.

    I get tired of all the NONSENSE, but that really all it is -- NONSENSE.

    I may really write Tiptoe Through the Poo Poo! I think the time is ripe. ;-)

    Cheers!

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