Seb-it's official you talk out of both sides of your mouth! I could be wrong-maybe your blowing off a little smoke...
sebekm commented on Wednesday, Dec 11, 2013 at 13:46 PM
I've never seen one get any results. The "impeach Obama" ones I linked to above have hundreds of thousands of signatures, but "so what?" I guess it's a way for people to blow off steam (rather than blowing away somebody).
PN: It's official - you don't know what you're talking about.
But seriously, yes - I did say I've never seen any online petitions get any results, but:
*There's always a first time; and
*I reserve the right to publicize those that I believe are WORTH signing. This is one of them.
As a military veteran, the beliefs, thoughts, opinions and feelings expressed in this petition mirror EXACTLY my own and I'm sure many of my fellow veterans. Down through the years, there have always been presidents who are held in low esteem by military veterans as a whole, and those who are OUR "heroes." While on active duty, soldiers do best when they shut up and do what they are told. However, once they are "veterans," they can speak their mind.
I applaud this group for speaking theirs, and I urge their support. This president needs to hear this message - LOUD AND CLEAR. So does his political party.
What is my "double standard?" I never said people shouldn't sign the petition YOU referred to in the blog you extracted my comment from, did I? All I said was that I rarely see them get any real results, and that they usually are a way for people to blow off steam. I said nothing in my basic blog post or the above that contradicts that or gives a double standard. In the case of THIS petition, I urge my fellow veterans to BLOW OFF STEAM if that's what they want to do and sign the petition. Or they can sign it to send a message.
I assert that what is contained in the petition is valid, and it deserves to be publicized - if nothing else. I have said nothing which is a "double standard." You bring up this argument to minimize the message that the vets in the PETITION are trying to get across. That dog won't hunt.
It's called freedom of speech. I don't discourage you from expressing yours. In this instance I'm expressing mine.
Just another classic case of ignoring the context and not focusing on the real issue. HMMM.... Sounds a lot like our current administration... and Sebe, I agree with their message as well and have signed the petition.
It's called S.I.N., HMJC.
Switch the subject
Ignore the facts
I agree with the message and has signed the petition too!
Thank you, HMJC and Funky. I'm sure the Vets For Freedom appreciate your support. This is an important message that needs to be sent and HEARD by the Obama administration.
Whether it makes any difference remains to be seen. I'm not too optimistic.