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92 days ago.
by asknot
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When should a person be punished for stating an opinion?

As many people might know, 'Duck Dynasty' star Phil Robertson gave an interview to GQ Magazine and gave his colorful opinion on different social topics. The response from various groups made A&E pull him from the show. So the discussion is, if someone is asked for their opinion and gives it willingly, should they be punished afterward?

 
 

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atlas2025

"Kunect, lol, they just forced them to play smarter, but an article that has minimal "agrees" "disagrees" all day suddenly will have 10-15 in 5 minutes."

You make a valid point Asknot.

What I have found interesting is the amount of disagrees is in a lot of cases numbers more than the people commenting who would disagree with a particular post.

And the vast majority of that has been on posts that I know for a fact a right leaning person would disagree with.

Another aspect of that is that for a person to click that disagree button and have it counted they have to have an account.

So why not take the time to write up a post stating your opinion and go after those you disagree with that way?

Makes sense to me.

No what it points to is people who are buthurt trying to use the agree/disagree thing as some meaningful form of leverage over those they disagree with.

Conservatives are the only ones who have the mentality to go to such lengths.

Posted 114 days ago.

atlas2025

And for the record I had a good laugh when you pointed out that you like to save the posts on that site as some means of defending yourself from the forum boogiemen!

Posted 114 days ago.

atlas2025

" I seem to remember that you said you liked to wear crotch less panties with your pink tutu back then."

Well thats a true statement. I happen to be quite fond of the extra ventilation crotchless bloomers provide.

Especially this time of year. Nothing like a bracing breeze to put an extra little kick in ones step.

You should try it sometime. Its just so dang liberating.

Posted 114 days ago.

luvthesouth

after reading last nights exchanges...i would say the topic of this forum has been answered in spades.

Posted 114 days ago.

Kunectdots

I seem to remember that the MT webmaster cracked down on one's ability to have multiple accounts during the LilyOvalleyDickArmeyCheney days.

Sorry, boys and girls! It just been little ol' "Kunectdots", for the past four years.

assless2025, I'd be very interested in responding to ANY comment that I supposedly made on the PKB N&S site that you found conflicting with anything else I said. I seem to remember that you said you liked to wear crotch less panties with your pink tutu back then. SEE, the old baseless accusations are hard to refute (and you know it).

Posted 114 days ago.

atlas2025

Oh for christ sakes lol! Asknot just so you know Kunectdots was prone to doing the same thing on the Parkersburg News and Sentinel site.

If you find yourself getting buthurt over online comments...either man up and deal with it...or just go somewhere else!

Hey where have we heard that before?

If you dont like my true version of America then leave!

Posted 114 days ago.

Kunectdots

PS. "FREDDIE"???

Posted 114 days ago.

Kunectdots

You stated that I'm not the one that you are tweeting information about. That means, if your honestly doing it, you're tweeting out about someone else (unidentifiable, supposedly) on here. That makes you (if you are really able to do it) a threat to all concerned on here, except Fred (with the big "O" on his cape) who has a relative at this paper and thinks like you do. Those conditions make you a threat to the confidentiality that the rest of us felt was, almost, contractual here and WAS comfortable with. Thusly, I reported you for all of us (excluding Fred and Bobdahler).

Posted 114 days ago.

Kunectdots

I never watch Phil and wonder if the scandal's all a "put on" anyway. I look for their brand to come back and skyrocket, when the dust settles.

Posted 114 days ago.

Kunectdots

Yeah folks! So now we've got Facebook logging postings, that you decide better from actually posting and decide to delete. We've got Smart TVs, that are capable of watching you, without your consent, in your living room. AND, we've got ASKNOT, who claims to be able to identify you and "tweet" your friends based upon obviously acquiring your identity from a site where it is SUPPOSEDLY protected.

Oh, what a Liberal paradise we are headed toward. A little George Orwell with your hors d'oeuvres, anyone?

Posted 114 days ago.

Kunectdots

That's OK! I've already reported YOU for "abuse" with the web keeper and printed off a copy of your comments for safe keeping. HAPPY TWEETING!

Posted 114 days ago.

Kunectdots

BTW (My Dear) How would you KNOW who to "tweet out" about me?

Posted 114 days ago.

Kunectdots

asknot - It may come as no surprise to you that I DON'T CARE WHAT YOU THINK! I didn't sat squat 'over the past few days' about Blacks. You and oneill are just wishing I would.

I thought a little higher of you, on here, asknot. Now, I can see that you're no better than oneill.

Posted 114 days ago.

Kunectdots

Oh, oneill...if you only knew me! When my son's were growing up, they had many Black friends over at the house to spend the night. We'd introduce them to the movie "Blazing Saddles", they'd laugh there butts of and some would run out to buy a copy of the movie the next day. To this day, one of those young men still says he's "gonna come over and wash my robes" (a suggestion to the non-existent "sheets", to which you refer). In high school, my best friend was Black and we put away many a bottle of Red Ripple, Boones Farm and Andre Cold Duck around a campfire. He is still a dear and trusted friend. Without revealing where I reside, I can honestly say that I come as close to 'livin in the Hood' as you can in my town and I appreciate all of my neighbors, having known several for decades.

Can YOU say as much, oneill? I'll tell ya, I wouldn't trade my life for what I perceive your's as being for all the tea in Boston Harbor. (Do they still make Red Ripple?)

Posted 114 days ago.

Kunectdots

Yes, but can I shout "theater!" in a crowded firehouse?

Posted 114 days ago.

Kunectdots

"alright, We'll give some land to the N...s and the Chinks. But we don't want the Irish".

Placate the Irish and you'll end with oneill!!!!

Posted 114 days ago.

thegreek

And PS, your statement is a verbal mess. Asknot. Probably because I am tired of being called names by people who profess to abhor the practice when others do it. If I disagree with the presidents policy I am a racist. If I say I didnt experience racism growing up or now then I am one too. If I dont agree with LGBT then I obviously one that has no tolerance for them. That is what started this whole mess in the first place. Preaching that people be tolerant of others then calling them vile names when they state an opposing, non judging opinion.... Phew.

Posted 114 days ago.

Kunectdots

Hey stick, "Dock that Chink a day's pay for nappin on the job."

Posted 114 days ago.

stickhauler

Cont No, I can't imagine how it was to be a slave, nor can I imagine the horrors our countrymen visited on immigrants from many countries. Or how it was to be a Native American when our countrymen drove them from their lands.

Our country has a sordid history of extreme cruelty to lots of people, not just slaves, or Free Blacks. But, we don't see leaders of all those people calling for reparations.!

So, think what you wish of me, call me a bigot or a racist, but I assure you, I don't have a bigoted or racist bone in my body. I expect nothing of anyone more than what was expected of me. If I wanted something, I worked my butt off to achieve it. If I failed, I didn't blame my failure on some nefarious plot against me. I put it down as a failure on my part, that I must not have tried hard enough.

Posted 115 days ago.

stickhauler

Matter of fact, out of 30 people in that class, 25 were Black. And offended that they had included Appalachians in the groups asked these questions.

Everyone discriminates, it's a fact of life. Even animals do. But, most don't view this discrimination as an actionable offense, they're not seeking to file lawsuits to make the person (or company) they feel discriminated pay for their actions.

Have you any idea how many people of all nationalities were brought here, perhaps not in chains, but brought here under false pretenses, and forced to work for pennies? And treated as bad, if not worse, than Blacks under slavery. Because, slave owners knew each slave cost them a certain dollar amount to acquire. Check out how many Chinese were brought here to complete the Transcontinental Railroad, and, if they died from unsafe work conditions, tough luck. The people running the construction simply "plugged in" another worker. Same goes with the Panama Canal.

No, I can't imagine how it

Posted 115 days ago.
 
 
 
 

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