yuk!!!! I say abandon the pipe dream of Consevatives trying to restore our past and may they all wind up in Hades.
I am a liberal. And guess what? WE ARE WINNING. As I have stated before, Ship America has left conservatives in their own peculiarly defective lifeboat wailing and shouting for the Ship to turn around. And guess what? We ain't a comin' back for you troglodytes.
To broadly paint Liberals in such a blanket brush stroke robs liberals of their individuality of their personal integrity. What about Blacks, Jews, Women, Gays, etc.? They be destroyin us too???!!
This is a worn out tune Sebe. I really cannot believe you posted this ignorance.
I could say Conservatives are destroying the middle class in favor of the rich, which will lead America into the ditch. However, I avoid such statements. Mainly because some conservatives reach across the aisle and most importantly: IT WOULD NOT BE FAIR TO ALL CONSERVATIVES! Including, possibly yourself whom heretofore toed the INDEPENDENT stance.
Sorry Buddy, but this post stinks to high heaven. This blanket statement regarding liberals is akin to the Ku Klux Klan's broadly sweeping statement regarding black people. It demonizes a whole group of people; and we all know what that leads to.
Aw...Jimmy. After all that has transpired here over the past three years, you're personally offended by this? I personally thought it was funny that somebody would feel so strongly (and throw so much caution to the winds) that they would erect such a permanent sign on their front lawn. To put it in perspective, this sign is larger than "picture windows" in most homes.
I think you are joshing me with your "personally offended" comment. I can't imagine that you'd be losing any sleep over THIS.
(But in the spirit of Happy New Year conciliation - if it REALLY bothers you - I'll take it down tomorrow.)
sebekm I think he is sick. His kind have enjoyed the liberalation of America.
They've about sucked the marrow from the bone.
The Democratic party with the assistance of the Republicans have all but destroyed this great nation.
47 per cent of Americans pay little or no taxes.
A number slightly more than that put Obama back into office for four more years.
A number just shy of that voted to put Obama out of office.
The country is almost equally divided.
Lets all pray that the good Lord will save America from the liberal Democrats.
"Liberals" and "conservatives" routinely take a beating on this board (as do others anywhere in between). I've tried to take the "personal" out of it whenver I could, but we all still have our differences (and our sensitivities). If the sign had read "Don't let the conservative Republicans destroy it," I would have still put it up as an example of political humor.
Ok Sebe. I believe you. But ya gotta admit the sign adds fodder to the likes of people such as TOT. It plays to their mindset and affords them a perverted legitimacy to their bigotry.
This is a free board Sebe. And I am on record as noting you as one of the best if not the best writers here. We are all free to express ourselves as long it meets the webmeister's TOS.
It's just that there are people like TOT who actually BELIEVE what that sign says. TOT's laundry list of bigotry is too volumonous to note here.
I am of the Morris Dees Concept of the Southern Poverty Law Center that advocates TOLERANCE; not hatred.
If you will notice the other signs in the idiot's yard, they ALL endorse Republican Candidates! TOT and those like him ascribe to this 'thought' process. Having legitimate Republican Candidate's campaign signs next to a hate sign gives TOT and others of his ilk to voice things like his above post. It plays to ones lower base instincts and over simplifies complex problems facing our nation that Tot's tribe cannot or refuse to think thru.
Keep your post up Sebe. If nothing else, it provides evidence via TOT's post of his profoundly bigoted prejudices.
And a Happy New Year to You, Sebe. I meant nothing personal towards you in my rant.
"Lets all pray that the good Lord will save America from Liberal Democrats." Sayeth TOT.
So Tot, more hate and venom from you. So God is a conservative Republican now? Did not Jesus seek to widen the circle rather than restrict it as you and your conservative right wingers propose with your exclusionary policies?
God is NOT a Republican Tot. God is Love. You must have been absent from that Sunday School Class.
".....they ALL endorse Republican Candidates!"
I didn't expect the sign to have "babies" when I took my camera to SAV on one of my wife's frequent Dr. appts (which by the way the Dr's office is a long spit away from The Sign.) Another time when I went by there were at least a half-dozen little signs populating the lawn. And no - none of them endorsed a Democrat.
Obviously, the homeowner is serious. The Sign has been up for YEARS (at least 4). I'm surprised that it has never been vandalized.
Well, Sebe, my brother in advocacy,...those babie signs are ALL Republican. They feed TOT and the bottom feeders in the political camp that TOT inhabits.
For one, I admire your writings Sebe. My knee jerk reaction to that hate sign probably could have been better put, to say the least. Bigotry brings out my warrior side.
TOT and those like him, hiding in anonymity, must be forced out of the dark and into the light. ToT defames and is a name caller all the while in his incognito attire. He is a true Coward of the highest order. And judging by his posts, a very dumb one at that.
His forefathers I am sure were Klan night-riders. Spreading hate and fear to those who did not look, think, nor act as they did. Tot's Jim Crowe version of 'truth' conjures up a paraphrased scriptural verse: that the Devil will quote scripture to perpetuate his evil.
That description fits TOT.
up2 please note who went berserk.
Mr Mack has driven at least one other contributing writer away from this site.
I believe sebekm once declared that murelette would not drive him away from this site.
I don't know what happened to murelette but all of her posts and comments have been deleted.
I suspect that she might still be here under another name.
I hope she is because she is indeed a gifted "wordsmith".
Mack too is a pretty good writer as are several others such as yourself.
I wish he could refrain from toilet talk.
He takes himself way too seriously sometime.
I meet like with like TOT. Your inane comments towards me will not go unchallenged.
I say again: TOT you need a cold water coffee brain enema. I am told it works wonders on the walking dead.
If you cannot take the heat Tot, you must leave the kitchen.
Again: What school of higher learning did you gadg-e-ate from? Your limited vocabulary endorses one of the many diploma mills that exist. So which one is it?
toilet talk, sayeth TOT, the anonymous name caller e.g." "Mr. Mack has driven at least one other contributing writer away from this site,"Lets all pray that the good Lord will save America from liberal Democrats,"Sebekem I think he(JimmyMack) is sick...
TOT is a coward that hides in the darkness of anonymity. He derides those whom he in his warped state of mind, those whose points do not agree with his. Not that he has ANY points to make, but you get the idea. TOT, like the Klan, hid their true identity to perpetuate with sheets over their heads. The only difference between TOT and the Klan is that TOT's identity is hidden up his anal canal.
Hello, Just came in from work.
We are blessed with a beautiful January.
I've got to go home and get ready to launch the coming year.
JimmyMack, where is your tolerance towards TOT's right to his beliefs and free speech, etc,etc,etc? And the Southern Jim Crowe liberal Democrats Klan Riders didn't turn into Conversative Republicans like TOT as you wish to believe!
And for the record Conservatives and Libertarians have nothing to do with, Slavery, Segregation, Secession and now Socialism, which is were our dear leader is attempting to fundamentally transform this Great Country!
My, My Funk, an avowed conservative coming to the defence of another conservative. How surprising!!! I guess you have now signed on to be TOT's mouthpiece. He sure does need one.
Get this straight Funk: I do not suffer fools, espescially conservative ones like TOT. Heretofore, I held you in relative high esteem but you have now sunk down to the level of TOT.
So be it.
I do not tolerate right wing ignorance practiced by TOT. You at least, up to now, had street creds in my book. Tot is a comic strip buffoon whom you have chosen to prop up.
Again: you are an anomaly Funk. A black man clinging to what generally is associated to aging white men's social conservatism. I suppose we should bring back those good ole days of black and white drinking fountains and school. You cannot have it both ways Funk. You cannot be a liberal social conservative while at the same time a conservative economic one.
Do you like Oreos?
JimmyMack, I really don’t care what you think of me because I know what I am. My record on this blogosphere on how I treat people and challenge their views speaks for itself as do yours. You have been kicked off this site A.K.A. Jimmy Darsey and I defended you to the end, even though you are consistently wrong on the national political issues. Why? Because I actually believe in the freedom of the individual which is more than anyone can truly say about you. When it comes to generalizations of politics and what is happening in America you are great at painting a false picture; however, when I challenge you on the specifics of the Clinton years that I agree were prosperous all I get is crickets from you for example: You say some offbeat quote as to BHO is trying to take us to the Clintonian years of prosperity and I say NOT! Clinton actually worked with Newt Gingrich to balance a budget after raising the top marginal tax rates from 28% to 39%. They also passed welfare reform and cut capital gains taxes from 28% to 20% and the economy took off. BHO has done the opposite and now the country will suffer with trillion dollar deficits to boot. Here’s another factual example why you are wrong; you even said GWB left BHO the trillion dollar deficits which is a falsehood of the left talking point. The annual national deficit was 460 Billion and the National debt was 10.6 Trillion when GWB left office on January 20, 2009. BHO signed the Omnibus (200B) and Stimulus (700B) packages in 2009 which initiated the trillion dollar deficits. The truth hurts and you really don’t want to hear it do you. JimmyMack ,you remind me of Rob Parker an ESPN sports analyst who got fired because of his comments about RG3 because he don’t believe in the individual either.
And to set the record straight, I’m a Libertarian with a little L, believes in freedom and has more tolerance towards others that are different than me than you ever will. You attack anyone that espouses a different point view than yours; especially conservatives and libertarians.
Will you put your foot in your mouth again, or are you up to an honest debate?
sebekm, No you should not have taken it down.
Also you should not cower down to JimmyMack as you have done above.
Stand your ground.
You've stood your ground against me on occasion and I respect that.
The buffoon on this site is easy to recognize.
I think he must be sick.
If the webmaster wants to continue to allow this blather then he will simply live with a website full of more of that.
If the future of journalism is this then it is being allowed to run off of the road and into the ditch.
I don't know how long it has been since the Courier started this site.
sebekm you mentioned that you and JimmyMack have been on here for three years.
I've now been here for two or more.
Recently you or someone stated that this site is the electronic watchdog for our community.
Your picture with this blog is glaring proof that 1 picture is better than a thousand words.
Funk and up2 as well as sheran and myself have found the will to comment.
JimmyM was the only one to go ballistic. He is very much like the murrelette.
Has anyone else noticed that most of the "vile" comments come from those self professed liberals.
I have noticed that most of our professional journalist are also liberal, but not all.
I don't agree with JimmyM about this site having no influence. I think it does and that level of influence can be increased with healthy debate.
I don't mind a Parasite either, however I object to enduring abuse from a foul mouthed one.
I have stated my opinions honestly and evenhandedly.
We are beginning to have more credability at the coffee shops and water fountains.
Mr Webmaster please note the behavior of one JimmyMack aka Jimmy Darsey.
Take him to the woodshed please.
This year is less than ten days old and he has already soiled several ongoing blog strings on this site.
"No, you wanted true debate! You got it."
In this particular case, I don't see a whole lot of truth - just a dust-up.
Yes Sebe, a dust-up it is and TOT upped the ante with his sanctimonious statement; LET'S ALL PRAY THAT THE GOOD LORD WILL SAVE AMERICA FROM THE LIBERAL DEMOCRATS.
Now that statement is PURE HATE. It is divisive and dangerous. If I am going to go down for voicing an opposing view towards TOT and other conservatives then they too deserve to go down as well.
I can live with your decision if there is to be one, Pat, but I do know you will not allow yourself to be badgered into submission by these tough talking bubbas and bubbettes.
Jimmy, my concern was not you taking on the conservatives. Mine was the oreo comment, which I felt was racist. I feel it was a below the belt punch at Funk. It wasn't worthy of you. I know you are not a racist, which is why the comment floored me. I truly feel you owed him an apology for it.
Well, Up2, I respect you very much. You are one of the more level headed ones here. I am not ashamed to receive counsel from time to time, especially from you. Therefore, I hereby apologize to Funk. It was in poor taste. I will be more careful. But I refuse to back down to these conservative buffoons.
Their lost cause of trickle down conservative economics has yet to sink into their gray matter.
I am here to point that out to them.
I just sent Funk a personal apology message. As most know that come to these pages, I can get pretty wound up at times. I do not mind dust ups but sometimes I can go to far. That doesn't mean I am going to mince my words tooooo much, it just means that I am not leaving the political field of battle nor not standing up to conservative blow hards which I detest with every fiber of my being.
If I DO go to far, Pat the Webmeister, will put me in timeout or banish me as he has done before. Once with the Courier and once here on this blogosphere.
So...HOW BOUT THEM DAWGS!!!
And TOT: You are seriously lacking in gray matter. Now, if you can only learn how to remove your cranial cavity from your lower intestines you might have some semblance at attempting rational thought rather than bashing liberals.
Another thing about TOT...he throws verbal rocks at people while hiding his profile. My profile is up for anyone who wishes to look at it. Plus I do not nor have I ever done soundoffs. I sign my name or identify myself as I feel it is the correct thing to do.
Tot's character flaw is glaringly obvious.
Tot slings his barbs while hiding in the bushes. He is a blowhard cowardly conservative. He should be banned for his anonymous name calling.
Some here have legitimate reasons for hiding their profile. You, Up2 do not name call or castigate people nor do many others here. But TOT does so. He is a back alley troll incapable of rational thought who trashes entire GROUPS of people.
He is a Klansman with a PC.
"Yes Sebe, a dust-up it is and TOT upped the ante with his sanctimonious statement; LET'S ALL PRAY THAT THE GOOD LORD WILL SAVE AMERICA FROM THE LIBERAL DEMOCRATS.
Now that statement is PURE HATE."
Jimmy: I've seen plenty of comments on this board to the effect that America should be saved from the conservative Republicans. And those comments were not always retaliatory. I really don't see them as "pure hate." The ideological differences will always remain - especially as demonstrated in our recent election where the incumbent only received 52% of the vote.
I respectfully disagree, Sebe. It is a polarizing statement done anonymously by TOT. TOT is a coward.
Anyway BHO WON even if he ONLY got a majority of the votes. :)
I'm not sure but I think that the majority of contributors on this website are anonymous.
It appears from commentary that just as many liberals are anonymous as there are anonymous conservatives.
If some of us insist on wallowing in a pigsty and the webmaster is not bothered by that then guess what.
The webmaster will be monitoring and overlooking a pigsty.
The loser in that case will be the community as a whole.
If we allow our press to become less than honest or honorable we go down the drain.
Funkenteleky I sincerely thank you for your contribution to this blog string.
I honestly don't know what drives JimmyMack to almost always get "down and dirty" no matter what the subject.
He simply will not actually engage in debate without name calling and insulting whoever has a different point of view.
He has been a burden to the Coastal Courier for years.
I guess it is (like Murrelet once said) just the number of hits that drives the makeup of this site.
No Tot, once again you are wrong. It is toying with cretins that bring out the crowds.
I have apologized to Funk. A man of principle, much unlike yourself. I get "down and dirty" with conservatives like you who blame liberals for the tradgedy of Newtown and other evils. You do so from the shadow of anonymity.
You are a cowardly name caller TOT. The lowest of the low.
My profile is not hidden like yours.
I have added a photo above. If King Solomon were alive today, I think he'd look at the two pictures and say:
Fair and balanced? YOU DECIDE.
Looks like a cut and paste job, Sebe. The sign still has all dem little baby Republican signs around it.
I believe you are trying to do what maybe is the right thing here and that is to put out the fire that is starting to push the envelope.
Blessed are the peacemakers.
Now if you could just be successful at removing some of the red around TOT's neck.
Hi Jimmy: It IS a cut and paste job. But I suppose I can scrub out the "babies" also.. It will just look less pretty thsn it already does. But supporting a particular candidate or candidates doesn't constitute "pure hate," does it?
No Sebe, it doesn't. As long the baby signs do not linger around the giant HATE SIGN. Sends the wrong message to people like TOT and She-run-run-run who have massive amounts of lead paint in their noggins. No room for debate or rational thought in there.
Okay - fixed "baby signs." Republican candidates removed and replaced with Democrats. I guess I could have spent a lot of time and "prettied up" the correction, but as you've said before, it's time to move on.
I can't believe Jimmy is being "told on" to the webmaster lol. By someone who spews the most hateful things and doesn't give a crap who he offends in the least. Now that's just funny.
Jimmy, I know I have a hidden profile and you may not respect that. There is a reason and that is, I am from Long County. Although it is a good town, there are some there who hate anyone with my opinions very much. They hate BHO and believe the worst, ignorant things there are about him, they cling to their guns and have no clue noone wants to take all their guns. So many can't stand gays, people on welfare, or anything I believe in. You know this you see it on here. But they are entitled to their opinion. But I'm not. It's a shame that I cannot even voice mine without making people mad. So I don't. I wish I were more like you and not give a crap. But its more than that.
My fear is that I will face some sort of consequences for my beliefs. You had an incident once where you angered someone over there. I'm sure everyone remembers. You had someone dare call you at your very own HOME! And if I remember right made some threats against you. Ludowici is a small town, people find out things easily there, just as that situation. I know things about that that I don't even want to know. But that is the sort of people I am talking about. And that is one reason I don't feel comfortable stating what I believe and people know it's me. I truly feel like I may face some kind of threat. Be it this stuff or if I dont agree with something with politics over here who knows. So yes I probably am a coward not putting my real name but I feel I can't. Isn't that a shame really, I think it is. . Not that I have to explain but I just wanted you to know where I stand. And hopefully since it did happen to you, you can see where I'm coming from.
Froggy, Jimmy understands. I also had my profile for private reasons. Jimmy and Seb generally jump on people with hidden profiles if they feel they are being more of a troll than a contributor. Whether or not I, or anyone else, agrees with your POV, you have a right to it and a right to express it. That goes for all who post here.
I do understand froggy and I truly respect your reasons for anonymity.
It is the name callers like Tot, Sheran, and others that I am talking about. They love to dish it out, but they just can't take it or better yet, they are just plain afraid to get their venom spewed back in their faces.
They contribute very little to this board in the way of reasoned discussion.
"Froggy, Jimmy understands. I also had my profile for private reasons. Jimmy and Seb generally jump on people with hidden profiles if they feel they are being more of a troll than a contributor. Whether or not I, or anyone else, agrees with your POV, you have a right to it and a right to express it."
My comments on hidden profiles have generally been directed toward one person (regardless of what pseudonym that person uses). Unfortunately, not everyone knows the full history. and since comments are here for all to view, it is easy for others to take things personally which are not directed toward them. (I know I'm speaking in "code" here, but the "veterans" understand - plus I am trying to let things go and allow the past to be the past.)
I usually try to behave myself on this board per the following:
1. Treat others the way you would like to be treated.
2. No name-calling, not even in retaliation. VERY HARD TO DO. I have failed many times (but hopefully not too much recently).
3. Don't "speak down" to people, but I realize my verbose verbiage more often than not comes across as sanctimonious pontification. Another fault I've not been able to fix.
4. Recognize that everyone's opinion has merit and is usually based upon their own life's experiences and training - WHICH MIGHT NOT NECESSARILY BE THE SAME AS MY OWN.
God bless us - every one.
sebekm your post above of Jan 10 at 20:21 says everything I'd ever want to see or hear about the terms and conditions imposed on those of us who have participated here.
We all get some sort of gratification from making ourselves heard here.
The down and dirty attacks on the person (especially when it is anonymous) is just as ridiculous when it is directed toward an anonymous participant as it is when it is done by an anonymous participant.
It becomes even more childish when the stalker drags their disgusting personal attacks from one blog string to another.
just stringin along tot...you keep settin 'em up...and I assure you i will keeep knockin 'em down.
What's more tastin'? Blue lead based paint or some other color?
JimmyMack, will you please address the comments I posted on the blog site entitled DEMISE OF THE PRINT MEDIA?
They were posted Saturday I think.
As I stated there it is my intent to help this site better reflect the "goings on" of our community.
There were some of us drawn here to put things up while others of us appear to have been drawn here to knock things down.
Sure thing Tot: your comments are rudimentary in their nature and speak to an elementary 'concept' of issues. Your blanket painting of whole groups of humans is Neanderthal in nature.
The only positive thing I can come up about you Tot is that you can type.
But your 'intent' is a corrupt one and full of hate. You do NOT raise the bar here TOT, you lower it.
You are a hood wearing Klan type with a PC with an Aryan Nation point of view.
I don't want to lower the bar.
You and I may be the only "local yokels" who participate on this site, I don't know.
This site is the modern day watchdog of the county .
I'd like to see more thorough discussion of local issues such as our city and county as well as us continuing to wail about the National and International issues.
Thanks for your response above.
Sebe: Funk noticed earlier. I believe I was involved in a rant of some kind or other at the time, but YOU B THE MAN. I believe you and Up2 are the two most level headed people on this board.
At the same time I believe TOT is one of the more deranged people that ever learned how to use a type writer attached to a PC.
It takes all kinds.
I know what I am...and I can live with it.
Oh yea, Of Course Sebe, ifn you want to go along with all that some attach to being a local yokel, then it is alright in my book. :)
"I believe you and Up2 are the two most level headed people on this board."
Jimmy: I vote for up2. I think the last time I was "level headed" was when I got my last flat top in 1965.
"...ifn you want to go along with all that some attach to being a local yokel, then it is alright in my book. :)"
I'll have to figure out what "all that some attach" means.....is that like somebody being a "Klingon?" I always favored the Romulans, myself. They were more sneakily evil...
"This blog string has about run it's course."
You're welcome. When I'm blabbering, it's time to shut it down. But 476 hits as of this post. I thought that guy's yard sign would stimulate some controversy....