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Raleigh
Raleigh

I don’t care if you a Democrat or Republican If you win your election or reelection under one party’s banner then after winning the election switch to the other party you should resign. Doing that is wrong on many levels. And Just so you know I voted against Deal for his seat in Congress until he ran for Governor for that very reason.

bethebalance
bethebalance

I get that, but it does reflect a Party Uber Alles approach that may not accurately reflect other voters’ positions. E.g. the article states one of the Reps (side note: all 3 are women) was re-elected as a Repub 3 or 4 times despite her voting record which favored Dems. So, yeah, voters take the Party Uber Alles shortcut most of the time, but sometimes the party is a façade– and a known façade–and maybe, just maybe, they vote for the actual candidate. What the Party Uber Alles approach does is make centrism and bipartisanship extremely difficult. As quoted in… Read more »

Raleigh
Raleigh

Beside the national media quoting BussFeed and National Enquirer looks like they got spoofed yet again and they wonder why their trust rating in headed into the tank… Maybe one day they will actually do some research before they present a story like this as fact…. Naw they can’t resist the “breaking” new flash even if it is DEAD Wrong…. But wait now we have Brazilian collusion too my god what is the world coming to!

https://www.cnn.com/2019/01/21/tech/twitter-suspends-account-native-american-maga-teens/index.html

downthemiddle
downthemiddle

CNN blamed Twitter. The Twits at CNN should do some work for a change. What a pitiful excuse for a supposed news organization. Same for any network too lazy to honest work. Oh, did we see some chuds linking that fake article the other day too? How about a little honesty if there is some. Why was that poor white kid even part of a story on his trip to Washington? He wore a red hat. That is scary folks. How a group of hateful SOBs have polluted this country. Hatred and Marxism go hand in hand.

downthemiddle
downthemiddle

Here is the video. This is your CNN. Right here in Atlanta. Listen to CNN, infested with Haters…the Indian is lying too. The kid’s school then threatens to suspend him or kick him out. The white kids were causing the problem…sure!. The “dirty ass crackers” and then 30 minutes of whatever else. And this is how CNN spins it. Red hat wearing MFers… Listen to this and not let your blood boil. Would MLK be proud of this movement and these folks? What is that kid guilty of? Breathing? White privilege? Give me a break. See how this works. Your… Read more »

chefdavid
chefdavid
Benevolus
Benevolus

My feeling is that the negativity against those kids was due to the presence of the MAGA hats. So many racist, bigoted, hateful, and obnoxious things have been said by those wearing that hat or repeating that slogan, that is it just as toxic as a Confederate flag now. If you wear that hat, your are going to be treated as if you accept that hatefulness, just as if you wore a swastika or a Confederate battle flag. Also, there are other stories floating around about the behavior of students at that school, at sporting events in particular. We’ll have… Read more »

Noway2016
Noway2016

“Also, there are other stories floating around about the behavior of students at that school, at sporting events in particular…”
Can you link some of them?

downthemiddle
downthemiddle

They are Catholic and white. Guilty. Like Kavanaugh. White privilege. Have you seen more willful ignorance and bigotry in your life?

Benevolus
Benevolus

If almost anyone else were to ask I would. But engaging with you or DTM is pointless. Besides, I suspect everyone else has figured out that all you have to do is google something like “kentucky catholic school’ to see what’s out there. But it gives more results than breitbart or infowars so some of the results might offend your delicate sensibilities.

downthemiddle
downthemiddle

Benev, you the one sending out fake stories. Not me..

alpha male
alpha male

Gutless

Benevolus
Benevolus

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Benevolus
Benevolus

You have guts, showing your face around here after blatantly lying so much.

Noway2016
Noway2016

So, no. You don’t have any dastardly links showing misbehavior by those boys. Thought not. More fake news!

downthemiddle
downthemiddle

Benev, do you want to stick to this post of yours after seeing this video?

Its the hat right?

I will give you a chance to retract this because you apparently have NO CLUE WHAT THE HELL HAPPENED. Isnt what you replied what CNN wants you to think happened? Get back to us okay?

CNN reporting the Cohen lie…the 2 year collusion lie…UFOs downed the plane…

downthemiddle
downthemiddle

Now look. The Catholic School had to close today. Due to Fake CNN stories. Death Threats to the kid…school shootings encouraged…. You are seeing this kid and the school get Kavanaughed by the liberal media….and liberal hate groups…in REAL FREAKING TIME. This is scary to me. Kavanaugh got Borked. The machine is very finely tuned. https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/nation/2019/01/22/covington-catholic-high-school-backlash-protests/2642568002/ I hope they sue CNN out of existence for inciting riots and worse. Why is the US so fractured? The media. Which is 95% liberal is it not? https://pjmedia.com/trending/lawyer-for-covington-catholic-hs-families-threatens-lawsuits-against-media-unless-they-retract-false-stories/ Soviet tanks couldn’t do this to America. The Marxist media can.

bethebalance
bethebalance

Particularly without full knowledge of what happened, what I would like to see from the leadership of our country is to invite the student leaders (and parents) and the Native American elder (and the few others present for the Indigenous People’s March) to the White House, and then have a mediated meeting of the minds. My guess is that they’d all be cool within an afternoon. With racial issues being so divisive nowadays, it would make sense, especially in wake of MLK holiday. The divisions exist, so leadership should bridge and heal, not further divide.

Gregs
Gregs

Unfortunately the white house is the last place on earth to have this kind of discussion. The president is a white nationalist. The VP has been rendered a useless mascot. All of the so called adults have either resigned or been fired. Hatred is a what got Trump elected and he misses no opportunity to stoke animus and incite violence with his “both sides” rhetoric. Last week Trump was asked about Steve King and he acted as if he never heard of Steve and had no idea what the reporter was talking about. This week he’s all over twitter inciting… Read more »

downthemiddle
downthemiddle

Is it just me or does Elzabeth Warren look like the Indian beating the drum? Can the media do so work and find out?

Noway2016
Noway2016

They both do have Warren’s high cheekbones! Lol!

downthemiddle
downthemiddle

It is just me or do you all think Elizabeth Warren looks like the tom
-tom beating Indian? Maybe the media can actually do a job and find out.

bethebalance
bethebalance

I second the concerns abt this comment – at the very least it adds nothing meaningful to anything. On top of that, it’s race-baiting. Second note for moderation: No cursing. Including short-handing like “MF” or “GD” or anything. Sad that I’d request that because sometimes those words are part of humor. But it’s so often abused it poisons the tone and quality of the site. Side request: Can we agree to limit ALL CAPS to like one word here or there? Whole phrases in caps hurt my ears. No need for yelling- like ever. We don’t need hearing (or reading)… Read more »

Raleigh
Raleigh

So, you are saying just 3 years ago, someone wearing a MAGA hat would have gone unnoticed BUT because “So many racist, bigoted, hateful, and obnoxious things have been said by those wearing that hat” it is now the same as a swastika or a Confederate battle flag? Good Grief! I guess Levi’s are next because you know people wearing those have said “racist, bigoted, hateful, and obnoxious things” too. NOW don’t stop there ban those dang cowboy boots and baseball hats in general as well! That was one of the MOST hateful, ridiculous, and just plain wrong thing’s I… Read more »

Benevolus
Benevolus

Well why do you think there was so much immediate negative reaction? Something else?

downthemiddle
downthemiddle

Here is a PERFECT CASE STUDY. DO IT! Lets see if this is true or not. I encourage every liberal on this blog to wear a red MAGA today and see how long it takes for some liberal idiot to assault you verbally or physically! Get back to us. Now for the couple of conservatives on this blog, lets go wear a Hillary much less an Obama hat….enjoy the day. Do you think anything happens to you at all? Isn’t this a perfect real time case study of the one sided blind hate in this country. How did all this… Read more »

bethebalance
bethebalance

I think it spreads for a couple of reasons: 1) The hat has become a personal brand, not a Republican brand. So that hat is a symbol for all of Trump, including all his flaws, and all the hatred of his flaws may well be projected onto the wearer, even if the wearer is not like Trump. The hatred for Trump’s flaws arise from all the lies (excuse me, alternative facts), and stuff like the embrace of the “good people” on the Nazi side, every embellishment (misrepresentation) about immigrants, etc. Stuff you know about already. And people react viscerally to… Read more »

bethebalance
bethebalance

Makes me wonder– would someone who wore a Planned Parenthood hat around wind up with someone in their face?
I would think odds are Yep.

downthemiddle
downthemiddle

Lets see, how many folks died last year from abortion? How many died from climate change? How many died in the hood from folks killing each other. How many died from wearing a red hat. Balance, your moral equivalency is pretty weak. Do you think you might agree that CNN is hideous here and caught red handed or are you just find and dandy with it?

bethebalance
bethebalance

I think there is more equivalency- on the visceral emotional level- between wearing a MAGA hat and wearing a Planned Parenthood hat. ( as opposed to wearing an Obama hat). That is all. Not the substance of any policy. Just the hat. As for media, I think all media gets things wrong on the regular, and that the truth of a story evolves as more facts arise. I do not like it when any outlet jumps to any conclusion, or cherry-picks facts, especially when there is intent to trigger emotional reactions. That doesn’t mean the facts behind the initial story… Read more »

Mr1raggedhole
Mr1raggedhole

It isn’t my fault the MAGA hat has become associated with dickheads and douchebags. What’s the old line old folks tell girls who get sexually assaulted or date raped? “Well when you dress like that you’re kind of asking for it.”

Say what?

downthemiddle
downthemiddle

BS. The Fake News liberal media complex. The kid got caught up in it. It is hidious. A lie. And the foundation for today’s democratic party. No vision, just hate. Oh and American is a horrible place but a 70% tax rate applied by Marxist idiots will help.

That is the message. Want to see the videos.

More liberal lies…

Did you know the planet will not exist in 12 years if we don’t fight climate change!!??

That is today’s democratic party. Save us all.

downthemiddle
downthemiddle

Raleigh, that is how the left does it. Rules for radicals. Look at the new crop of Marxists getting all of the liberal air time! A red hat is a liberal swastika. Don’t forget other hate words like Dog Whistle. Only dogs hear the whistle. How appropriate. A racist and Nazi behind every action. Vote lib. We are for tolerance. One branch of government is closed today due to this hatred. And F-ing America and they don’t care. They think they “win”. I hope they don’t get away with it. How is this childish, hateful behavior helping you, me or… Read more »

alpha male
alpha male

Typical BS from you. The “ negativity” toward those kids is due to one
thing and one thing only. Leftists are anti- Christian bigots. Period. And anyone denying it is lying.

Stating that MAGA hats are the cause us beyond ludicrous .

I hope some pro life organizations bankroll an investigation and lawsuit against everyone involved in this sham .it’s time to wage law fare against these leftist fascists. Cowardly and quietly deleting tweets is not enough. I want a pound of flesh.

Benevolus
Benevolus
  1. Define “leftists”.
  2. Many liberals are Christians.
alpha male
alpha male

Calling oneself a Christian does not make you one. In your left world, a teenager deserves to have his future destroyed because of a ball cap. SMH. Imo, folks like you and Sen. Mazie Hirono are not just wrong. You’re dangerous.

Benevolus
Benevolus

I am not saying anything about “deserving’. Just making an observation about why it unfolded the way it has. I would like for enlightened sons of the South to be able to honor their forefathers without the taint of continued racism. I would like to be able to say ‘Negro’ without offending millions of people. The swastika was a positive spiritual symbol long before the Nazi’s appropriated it. It’s not my fault those symbols and words are ruined now, but that’s the way it is. MAGA hats included. Some people- including on this very blog- constantly try to make “liberal”… Read more »

downthemiddle
downthemiddle

Benev, I would encourage you not to use those N words playing golf with my posse. I think liberal identity politics has them on edge. And they think the kids wearing the red hats were railroaded. They are honest guys.

bethebalance
bethebalance

Missed it? Or just ignored it for self-patronizing reasons?

I assume that for Christians, using Jesus’ name for purposes of vanity would be frowned upon.
By applying transitive formula to a Commandment.

Ellynn
Ellynn

‘Mary. Jesus and Joseph’ is an allowable expletive in Catholic culture.

bethebalance
bethebalance

Yeah, but what if the expletive is not used as a curse upon the circumstance but is rather just an abrupt plea for help with the circumstance? Is it all in the tone?

Ellynn
Ellynn

My great. great. aunt’s tone(a nun) while using it would be similar to mine while saying ‘”oh for f#8$’s sake’ when something remarkablly stupid occurred. Never took the Lord’s name in vain. no “OMG or ‘for God’s sack. Didn’t even use ‘gosh’. or a lordy, lordy.

My Irish born 2nd cousin (also a nun) would use ‘blood’ hell’ if she stubbed her toe or burnt her hand on the edge of the oven – then followed it up with a novella and most likely reported it in her weekly confession.

Ellynn
Ellynn

Hi, Lean left Centralist. practicing go to church every Sunday Catholic. I frankly could care less about some over privileged teen smirking his way through life. I am much more concern over the group of boys in general hopping around like they are at a rave, yelling ‘Build the wall’ to actual US citizens like it was great fun, chanting stupidity and being teenage level jerks . Don’t care if they’re Catholic, don’t care they have a MAGA hats. My negativity comes from their disrespect, at a Right to Life March no less. If I or any of my group… Read more »

Ellynn
Ellynn

Does this mean I am not a Leftists are anti- Christian bigot? Just checking for clarity.

bethebalance
bethebalance

More dangerous than making massively overbroad and untrue generalizations about an entire world religion alongside a sizable segment of the American political spectrum? I don’t see the logic, the proof, or the benefit of such statements. Those statements, rather, seem destructive and hateful.

I actually haven’t come across any evidence that pro-life policies had anything to do with the incident, or the emotional responses to the incident. Is that what you’re saying, though?

ATLien
ATLien

Just want to point out here that the statement “Leftists are anti-Christian bigots” is clearly against the conduct guidelines of this site and should make any reader weary of taking this poster seriously.

Benevolus
Benevolus

Well looks like this was datelined last night, but i just saw it now:
https://www.cnn.com/2019/01/21/opinions/maga-hat-has-become-a-potent-racist-symbol-bailey/index.html

Noway2016
Noway2016
Ellynn
Ellynn

She is only 26 – has to wait 8-9 more years.

Noway2016
Noway2016

Bottom kine in all of this: media lied about what the kids did. Kids actually did nothing. And the chudds here won’t admit it was fake!

bethebalance
bethebalance

Hard to defuse the sense of tribalism when there’s a shirtless dude (shirtless at a National Monument, no less) jumping up and down pretending to be the Hulk along to chants from his peers. Alongside literal representatives of tribes.
To me, it’s getting easier to focus on why the chaperones wouldn’t or couldn’t defuse.

Noway2016
Noway2016

So you post this little speech about everybody having a First Amendment right to say whatever, right? Then you Snivl to DD when DTM makes a joke? Really?! Really?! God, what a certified Loser!

Noway2016
Noway2016

DTM makes a joke? “Boo hoo, walk away!!” Good at dishing out platitudes!! LMAO! Seriously, Sniv! Think before you post!

Noway2016
Noway2016

Silence them opponents! Silence them opponents!! Hey, it’s worked on Alex Jones. Why not others? If you can’t win an argument or reply intelligently when your side’s hypocrisy is pointed out, just make sure they can no longer speak!! Yeah…that’s the spirit!!! Obama’s IRS closed down conservative tax exempt groups. Now, conservative outlets are being denied social media platforms. Silence them opponents! Silence them opponents!!

Noway2016
Noway2016

“AN’s” are reserved solely for blatant Lib Hypocrisy! No further explanation, when one is used, is necessary!

bethebalance
bethebalance

How about you voluntarily agree to one “AN” per day?
And for every day you’re a good boy, you can get a cookie?
OK, they’re cookies downloaded into your browser, but still.

Noway2016
Noway2016

I’ll try. I swear. But yesterday I had to issue FOUR! Y’all were extra bad yesterday!

bethebalance
bethebalance

Who is “y’all”?
Just treat the people on this site as individuals.
For instance, what CNN does is on CNN. What Chuck Schumer does is on Chuck Schumer. You’ve heard this before. I personally find errors or hypocrisy sad, not reason to gloat or things to rub into faces.

I don’t see anyone think this site as a dog fight ‘cept you and DTM. So don’t let the dogs out. And keep the CAPS on a leash.

Noway2016
Noway2016

An AN by its very nature nust be delivered in caps!

bethebalance
bethebalance

And what nature is that?
If it was just abt hypocrisy, you could point that out with academic words.
So what is their emotional nature?
Certainly not a mature emotion.
Or constructive. Or necessary.
Heck, you might find folks even agreeing with you if you focused on the information.

bethebalance
bethebalance

Not about silencing. It’s about improving by setting standards. Isn’t that part of personal responsibility? Isn’t that “being best”?
This site should be the best it can be.

Will Durant
Will Durant

The comment section is shit now and obviously management doesn’t care. Noway obviously has juice as he has done little more than troll and taunt for years. No one else has been allowed to contribute so little and antagonize so much. The user who went by The Last Democrat in Georgia was banned for being a long winded boor. DTM has that beat in spades with more ignorance, belligerence, and just overall obnoxiousness thrown in. Give me Harry back any day. He was just as tribal but wasn’t bellicose and possessed enough intelligence to debate lucidly.

Noway2016
Noway2016

I agree with your Harry comment. Have said so for years. Bring back Konop, too!

Ellynn
Ellynn

I was with you till the bring back Harry line. Personally and directly insulted me. Nope.

downthemiddle
downthemiddle

If I were you Andrew I would call 911 and place an urgent request for a WWWAAAAmmmmbulance! You certainly do not suffer from toxic masculinity. At least you have that going for you!!

You might like Depends. They have a lot more room in them than your diapers!!

downthemiddle
downthemiddle

My comments?! Are you kidding me! She “claims” to be a darn Indian. And one of Harvard’s first women of color! Maybe tom-tom and Warren know each other. He looks like a real Indian to me. Good for him. Handsome fellow. They could be from the same tribe. You never know. It’s a small world. 6 degrees of separation… I am getting back my own DNA test. I hope I have a bunch of African American and more Indian than she does! It will explain a lot! What a bed wetter. You give snowflakes a bad name! Maybe they can… Read more »

TheDeepDark
TheDeepDark

Dial it back.

America doesn’t need your type of “help”.

downthemiddle
downthemiddle

Well Andrew I agree with you for a change. You one of the most spoiled, privileged douche lords I have ever run across!! The media lied like a rug you clueless CHUD! Yea they can utter every ugly a– word like they did. The kids did nothing. The little drummer boy can come to the kids like a coward, not the thugs if he wanted to diffuse anything, and lie to CNN about who came to who. And something tells me he lied about his Vietnam service too if that is looked into. The marines don’t have the unit that… Read more »

chefdavid
chefdavid

Abrams said she has visited all of the state’s 159 counties and “knows the full of Georgia.” I am guessing she came to Dade County passing through on I-24 on here way out of Georgia to go get some of that California money.

Benevolus
Benevolus
Noway2016
Noway2016

Well looky here!! LMAO! Seems Nathan the Elder didn’t serve in Vietnam after all!!!
https://canadafreepress.com/article/nathan-phillips-is-not-a-vietnam-war-veteran-but-does-he-have-a-richard-blu

Noway2016
Noway2016

Circle that wagon!!! Lmao!

Benevolus
Benevolus

Just ignore them Andrew. It’s pretty easy. You are not ceding any territory by doing so. Anybody reading knows they are idiots, aren’t paying attention, and have nothing to offer.

I stopped going to swim at the YMCA because they kept making us get out of the pool about every 30 minutes so they could clean up a mess some kid made in there. This is kind of like that, except it’s like we can wall off the shallow end if you just ignore them.

downthemiddle
downthemiddle

Did you go to the baby pool Benev! I just read this limp post and it made me LOL! Thanks!

Ellynn
Noway2016
Noway2016

Taking the side of the world’s most infamous drug dealer over the safety of Americans Citizens are we, Ellynn ?

bethebalance
bethebalance

Information has no side.

Ellynn
Ellynn

Nope. Pointing out how this low life maggot and his henchman got literally tons of drugs into this country by means a wall did not not stop.

Gregs
Gregs

Why do I feel that no matter what video evidence of any controversy shows, the talking points are written in advance?

If someone is killed in the middle of 5th Avenue, I’m so sure I could fill out the entire days comment section under assumed names and nail it.

Food for thought: challenge your beliefs and assumptions everyday. You are not infallible and no one should stop learning. Take some time and hang out with somebody who doesn’t look, act or believe like you do. Maybe, just maybe, you could learn something.

Benevolus
Benevolus

I think you have just described the core difference between conservatives and progressives.

downthemiddle
downthemiddle

BS. There is a right and wrong here. Benev, do you think CNN was honest here.
Yes or no.

Will Durant
Will Durant

Stop Trusting Viral Videos A controversial video of Catholic students clashing with American Indians appeared to tell a simple truth. A second video called that story into question. But neither shows what truly happened. https://www.theatlantic.com/technology/archive/2019/01/viral-clash-students-and-native-americans-explained/580906/ I admit I bit on the first edited version and should have known better. Hardly ever is a political brouhaha found to be so black and white. In the miasma melange of DC protests, never. But do I think the actions of the MAGA hat wearing teens justify the near martyrdom now bestowed upon them? Hell no. Where were the adults who allowed them to… Read more »

Dave Bearse
Dave Bearse

Agree with respect to where were the adults.

As to MAGA hats worn by kids, they do have the advantage to identifying victims in training.

downthemiddle
downthemiddle

If you talked to your folks at work as horribly and rudely as you do here, they would be busting your obnoxious know it all self all of the place too. Anyone would.

bethebalance
bethebalance

My guess is that there is mutual respect among professionals.
I would also guess that if you were more professional, you would get more respect.

downthemiddle
downthemiddle

Balance…so true.

bethebalance
bethebalance

It’s gotta start somewhere, which is why I always say to be the change you wish. More appropo– write the posts the way you wish others wrote.

Gregs
Gregs

So in an effort to raise the discourse here let me say that I live in a community, worship at a church and work in an environment where I’m decidedly in the minority in many ways. I’ve learned not to relate to the people I’m around based upon their race, income or subdivision. I’ve been in many uncomfortable situations in the last 22 years and I could have become bitter and angry. Instead, what I’ve learned is that rich and poor, black and white, republican and democrat all have the same problems. One of my best friends in a republican… Read more »

bethebalance
bethebalance

But who is winning anything? No one gets any prizes.
And no one gets to vote more than once, so most all opinions wind up carrying the same weight.
There’s also no being “right” if being “right” is based on limited info, or based on belittling or dehumanizing your social media neighbor. Where’s the value in that?
The closest thing to winning is in being as informed as possible- which means listening.

downthemiddle
downthemiddle

By gosh there is a winning if you can point out obvious lies and get folks to do what the hell is right. Everyone can disagree but dishonestly and HONESTY sticks out like a freaking sore thumb!

bethebalance
bethebalance

There is value in truth, but with truth everybody wins. But then we’d all be on the same team. If that’s what you truly believe, then you need not be adversarial.

Gregs
Gregs

Nobody is winning. It’s all a race to the bottom. The victory is in the small sugar high of owning that moment.

I never comment on Facebook or Twitter. However, this site was a place where you could debate ideas. Even controversial ones, if you could defend them intellectually. Here’s to getting back to those days.

I’m not going to debate how we got here. Tomorrow is Wednesday. Let’s start there!

downthemiddle
downthemiddle

Beautifully said Gregs. I could not agree more. That is why I love hanging around a very diverse group. They are great folks, fun, different and just accept you for who you are. And we differ a ton politically but so the hell what?! We can talk and joke about it. For so many folks to foment hatred and name call and all of those horrible reactions we have seen the last few years is just horrible, dangerous and divisive. Today the press shows how truly hateful and awful they are on purpose. They are they ones that try to… Read more »

Gregs
Gregs

No, honesty isn’t the answer. You can’be the arbiter of reality. You have a truth that may not match the reality for other people. When you approach every issue with dogmatism you don’t leave much space for honest debate. Can you find a way to say here’s what I believe without the personal invectives? You can debate with facts, figures and even nasty snark. The canned language about libs, snowflakes etc make people tune you out. You seem to have a valid point on many issues but people stop listening when they think you’re posting talking points without thought. I… Read more »

downthemiddle
downthemiddle

Gregs, I believe today is a PERFECT example of lemmings falling back on talking points. Anyone not condemning the total dishonestly the Press displayed in this story is sad indeed. To purposely lie and slant about an event that DID NOT HAPPEN –and literally watch it play out in the day—then put those folks and school in danger is APALLING to me. Why isn’t everyone appalled her? I truly don’t get it. I can’t imagine anyone not pointing out this obvious dishonesty which is flat out WRONG. Period. I don’t like dishonest, BS. If someone does this on the right,… Read more »

bethebalance
bethebalance

No, the video they show happened. It was a video clip. It just didn’t show all of what happened. No lies. Just half a story. Or maybe more like 10% of story.
But if you’re gonna complain that CNN does that, then you need to start turning a critical eye to Fox and Breitbart and complain when they do that.
But if you were to do that, you’d wind up spending all your days complaining about every known media outlet. Life shouldn’t be so miserable.

Gregs
Gregs

Here’s the thing: you’re not always wrong but you’re dogmatism turns people off. You’ve made great points that I agree with about the FBI during the Hoover years and how we were so skeptical of this institution then verses now. However, I would never agree or comment on one your post because you add so many invectives that I can never condone.

downthemiddle
downthemiddle

I respect your comments and don’t disagree at all. I have seen this bias for so many years that I just don’t roll over and take it any more. I am glad to point it out when I see it.

I see it destroying this country. It is a radical movement and appears to be getting worse in my humble opinion. I don’t have much sympathy for folks that are constantly slamming this country.

Dave Bearse
Dave Bearse

Are you wearin’ your MAGA hat so people can know you’re a victim?

Noway2016
Noway2016

The only “victims” have been the American People who’ve been victimized by Leftist Policies the last half century. I’d ask that you take a gander at TGM’s accomplishments over the last two years. “Promises Made…Even More Promises Kept!”

downthemiddle
downthemiddle

I am not a victim at al! I am one of the luckiest guys in the world aka Lou Gehrig without that dreaded disease he suffered through. I love this country and all of the opportunities that folks that work hard with a good attitude have at their fingertips. I have little tolerance for folks constantly trying to run her down. I like living my life with a sense of gratitude ever time I am lucky enough to wake up in the morning Isn’t is odd that so many people that don’t live here will risk life and limb to… Read more »

downthemiddle
downthemiddle

Dave why don’t you and Andrew wear a MAGA hat for one day? I don’t think you are brave enough to do so. Are you? Get back to us okay? That is an easy enough challenge. Let us have a bet to see how long it takes some “tolerant liberal” to verbally or physically assault you! If that is in downtown Atlanta, I give you 10 minutes… Isnt that what all of us were fighting for with the Civil Rights movement? To get rid of bigotry when it was happening to blacks? Or maybe Muslims if that ever occurred? Why… Read more »

bethebalance
bethebalance

You miss the point per usual. The hat has already become a symbol of intolerance to maybe 50% of the country or so. Like it or not. So, there could be some discussion around whether we should tolerate intolerance, or whether we confront intolerance, but let’s not pretend there aren’t two sides of a coin here, or more appropo, two sides to a hat.

Noway2016
Noway2016

Last one for today: do any of my “ANs” legitimately highly the hypocrisy I say they do? Or am I totally wrong and out of step to highlight them?

bethebalance
bethebalance

Maybe, but any value can easily get lost alongside the emotion taunting.

Ellynn
Ellynn

Maybe if you balanced the AWWWW NAWWW with some non lib hypocrisy. When I see your AWWWW NAWWW I know before I even read the thing you are going after a lib and only a lib. Hypocrites exist in all corners of the world and in every culture.

downthemiddle
downthemiddle

Ellyn, it is obvious the atrocious examples of hypocrisy going on in places right now. Yesterday is a great example.

Why don’t you show us great examples of hypocrisy on the other side? I am sure they are many. Matter of fact, I may totally agree with you. I don’t have a problem pointing out obvious injustices wherever they occur.

TheDeepDark
TheDeepDark

The problem, like btb and Ellyn have stated, is not what you are trying to do. It is how you are doing it. A less emotional approach, and a more reasoned/level approarch would probably work better for both you and DTM.

But if you want to look at hypocrisy why aren’t you posting the before and after of many of Trump’s tweets that are mirror opposites of each other? Doesn’t that make you just as much of a hypocrite?