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Civil Wrongs

And here is Bill Bennett’s take on the decisions: "This position demarks civil wrongs, not civil rights — and this week’s Supreme Court rulings give us little hope that the next generation of Americans struggling through our commitments to equality and liberty will be able to see people as people and not people as categories defined by their race."    

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I’m surprised he was able to detach himself from his $50,000-per-spin slot machine long enough to comment!

and of course he is mostly wrong. the republicans play to the
small-minded, anti-intellectual bigots that make up a lot their core
voters. not to say the republican party is full of bigots. it isnt for
the most part. but the racists, homophobes, etc are vote republican.
you see the same bullshit from he provincial tories in ontario with
their scape-goating and demonization of those "overpaid, underworked,
summer-vacation-loving" teachers. and the republicans routinely throw
up patriotism and that flag-waving bullshit to silence critics. just
look at this so called "anti-american" crap. axis of evil? leave it
to an intellectual giant like bush to reduce muddy, international
affairs to the level of 70’s era marvel comic.

It’s interesting that, in the midst of all the name-calling, there’s no effort whatsoever to rebut Bennett’s actual points.

I’m glad that every so often comments like this appear, so that we may be reminded just how odious today’s Left is.

I’m glad that every so often comments like this appear, so that we may be reminded just how odious today’s Left is.

Mr. Moser’s comment does little to elevate himself to a higher standard than the anonymous poster. Surely, even he knows that lunatics like these represent but a tiny fraction of "today’s left." Mr. Moser’s comment is the equivalent of someone saying that Randy Weaver or Timothy McVeigh are somehow representative of "today’s right."

Point taken. Allow me to add "certain elements of" in front of "today’s Left."

"Republicans mindlessly fall in line with whatever the likes of Bill O’Reilly and Rush Limbaugh tell them to believe." -- Matthew Little, 4/5/2003 9:57 AM

Mr. Little’s comment does little to elevate himself to a higher standard than the anonymous poster. Surely, even he knows that many Republicans can actually think for themselves just fine. Mr. Little’s comment is the equivalent of someone saying that only mindless folks are representative of "today’s right."

Wow, that comment must have been bothering the poster for a REALLY long time. How long did you spend scouring the archives for that post? Anyway, turnabout is fair play. Allow me to add "certain elements of" in front of "Republicans."

Incidentally, it’s worth noting that the poster failed to include a name and e-mail address. Why? I suspect that he/she is equally as guilty of this minor offense as Mr. Moser and myself, and just doesn’t want it pointed out.

You are most welcome, Mr. Moser --- er, I mean "Anonymous Poster."

I’m kidding.

If those were my comments, why wouldn’t I have put my name on them? Mr. Little is assuming a great deal here.

The anonymous poster is correct, of course, but I simply don’t have the time to scour the archives.

It didn’t matter who posted Mr. Little’s quote, as the quote was his and his revealing display of hypocrisy (which is why I didn’t put my name on the post). Little wrote what he wrote, and then sought to hold Moser to a "higher standard" than he holds himself. Perhaps this is ok because those who run this blog do indeed seek to hold themselves to a very "high standard." The left doesn’t have this problem because they claim no standard whatsoever to uphold (only to hold others to theirs). The prime example would be Bob Livinston during the impeachment saga and, most recently, Bennett’s gambling problem.

So Little was just playing the present-day standards game, here: We, on the left, have no standards, we just hold the right to theirs.

I assume nothing. Did you not see the words "I’m kidding" in my post?

Lighten up, would ya?

I should have guessed it was Mr. Lamb (actually, I had my suspicions) who posted the quote. And for the record, I don’t buy his excuse for why he withheld his name. In my opinion, anyone (Republican or Democrat) who is going to offer an opinion on anything should at least have the resolve to say "this is what I think." Sadly, the anonymity of the internet affords those lacking the courage of their convictions many opportunities to behave in less-than-honorable fashion.

As for Lamb’s other comments, I’m not sure what it is that he wants from me. I had already acknowledged that I had committed the same error that I accused Mr. Moser of. And then I corrected the error. If it helps, I’ll even apologize for Mr. Moser. In fact, let’s just get that out of the way now. Republicans everywhere, I am sorry that I said you all "mindlessly fall in line with whatever the likes of Bill O’Reilly and Rush Limbaugh tell [you] to believe." So, just what else does Mr. Lamb want, other than to beat a dead horse and thump his chest?

Ironically, whether he’ll admit it or not, Mr. Lamb makes the same faux pas that both Mr. Moser and myself have admitted to. But since I have no desire to argue over with Lamb (and he won’t admit it anyway), I will simply paraphrase a post that I saw on this blog a few weeks ago that said it best: "Pot, meet kettle."

I have encountered Mr. Lamb a half-dozen times on this blog, and I must say that he seems to be possessed by an inability to "move on." He spent God-knows-how-much-time going through the blog archives in an effort to find an instance where I made a broad generalization about Republicans. And a couple of months ago, he actually went to the effort of tracking me down on the internet and then posting my professional contact information on this blog. As a result, I must assume one of two things about Mr. Lamb. He either has far too much time on his hands (in which case, I’d strongly recommend a hobby), or the things I say to him must bother him on the deepest of levels. Why else would he invest so much time and energy in attempting to refute the arguments of somehow he deemed a "troll" not so long ago. There is a saying on the newsgroups, Mr. Lamb --- "only trolls feed trolls."

As I intimated to another poster a couple of weeks ago, I have no desire to engage in drawn-out sessions of name-calling. And lately, it seems that any conversation with Mr. Lamb turns into just that. Like Mr. Moser, I am far too busy for such nonsense. So Mr. Lamb can have the last word. He can say his peace, call me a troll, or anything else he wants... I have no intention of reading it, much less responding to it. I’ve made my point, my concern with Mr. Moser’s post has been resolved, and its time to move on. As far as I’m concerned, this discussion is over.

And a couple of months ago, he actually went to the effort of tracking me down on the internet and then posting my professional contact information on this blog.

Are you serious??? He raelly did this??? Dude that’s a little scary.

"And a couple of months ago, he actually went to the effort of tracking me down on the internet and then posting my professional contact information on this blog."

"Dude that’s a little scary."

Yeah, it was real tough, seeing how Little used to post his email address (cinci.rr.com). One simply does a google search on cincinnati + "Matthew Little" and look who is first in line: Products Finishing Online - Talk to Matthew Little. Seeing how Mr. Little’s business is in cyberspace, one could assume I was merely helping the guy advertise his business.

In fact, go right ahead and do assume it. :)

The ease with which you tracked him down is not the point. Any moron with a web browser and fingers can track somebody down on the web.

What is "scary" is that you were compelled to look him up. It’s downright stalker-esque. Honestly, I cannot imagine being so bothered by someone that I had to look them up on the internet and then post their contact info. The fact that you are apparently proud of it makes you even more of a lunatic in my book. You either took his statements much too personally (which would make you a bit of psycho) or you couldn’t defend your views so you felt you had to try something else to humiliate him (which would make you a fool). In either case, some counseling is probably in order for you.

But what am I saying? After all, I’m talking to the guy who claims the West is rich cuz God wants us to be.

You either took his statements much too personally (which would make you a bit of psycho)

Didnt they make a movei about this guy? I can see it now.

"Peter Schramm once tried to read the Federalist Papers to me. I ate his kidney with a side of fava beans!"

- Marc S. Lamb, "Silence of the LAMB"

Boy, this blog seems to attract all kinds!

D i v e r s i t y... it’s a beautiful thing. ;)

We better be careful guys. I have a feeling that Hannibal here is surfing the internet looking for ALL our names right now. Good luck looking up "MacNuggit" psycho boy.

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