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For Tea Party Detractors and Mainstream Media, Thursday Was An Epic Fail [FR mentioned]
Big Journalism ^ | Apr 17th 2010 | Kevin L. Martin

Posted on 04/17/2010 8:27:33 AM PDT by mdittmar

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To: Trueblackman
Gathering place for Grassroot Conservative, how is that? I add it next time.

That's fine if you want to say that, but more simply it's a message board.

51 posted on 04/17/2010 12:54:01 PM PDT by xjcsa (Ridiculing the ridiculous since the day I was born.)
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To: Trueblackman

By the way I don’t mean any of this in a hostile way at all - it’s a common error, but the word “blog” has a specific meaning that doesn’t include FR. FR is a message board, or “forum” if you prefer.


52 posted on 04/17/2010 12:55:34 PM PDT by xjcsa (Ridiculing the ridiculous since the day I was born.)
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To: mdittmar
The video reminds me of this classic with Mike Wallace and Morgan Freeman.
53 posted on 04/17/2010 1:03:06 PM PDT by TOneocon (The reason there is so much poverty is because of the uneven distribution of capitalism...Rush)
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To: xjcsa; Trueblackman

Just move on.

There’s no need to live up to your tagline.


54 posted on 04/17/2010 1:07:18 PM PDT by Running On Empty ((The three sorriest words: "It's too late"))
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To: Trueblackman

Carry on :-)


55 posted on 04/17/2010 1:09:48 PM PDT by Running On Empty ((The three sorriest words: "It's too late"))
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To: Running On Empty
Just move on.

There’s no need to live up to your tagline.

Listen, if I write something and make an error, I'd rather have someone point it out so I don't make it again, rather than continue in ignorance. If you prefer politeness (which leads to mediocrity), feel free to act accordingly, but don't try to tell me what to do.

56 posted on 04/17/2010 1:15:51 PM PDT by xjcsa (Ridiculing the ridiculous since the day I was born.)
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To: xjcsa

Perhaps you are right—about the error being pointed out.

As for politeness, it’s quite useful and appropriate in
handling a very minor problem.

To claim that politeness leads to mediocrity is a stretch. I just thought an old grump like me could point that out to you, so you don’t remain in ignorance about the usefulness of politeness.

So now—can we all just move along to the topic of the thread?

Thank you.

From old ROE


57 posted on 04/17/2010 1:49:07 PM PDT by Running On Empty ((The three sorriest words: "It's too late"))
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To: Running On Empty
As for politeness, it’s quite useful and appropriate in handling a very minor problem.

To claim that politeness leads to mediocrity is a stretch. I just thought an old grump like me could point that out to you, so you don’t remain in ignorance about the usefulness of politeness.

It depends what form the politeness takes. If it's just a matter of saying something kindly but still saying what needs to be said, sure, politeness can be a virtue. But if politeness means that we can't mention something at all, it's no longer a virtue - it's in that case that it leads to mediocrity.

So now—can we all just move along to the topic of the thread?

I haven't been stopping anyone from doing that - be my guest.

58 posted on 04/17/2010 3:02:26 PM PDT by xjcsa (Ridiculing the ridiculous since the day I was born.)
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To: xjcsa

Politeness leads to mediocrity ONLY if the participants are both of mediocre intellect.

I have had quite lively and stimulating discussions that were PAINFULLY polite, and anything BUT boring. I have also given up on loudmouths who think that the louder you get, the more likely you are to win a “debate”.

I leave the tone of any further discussion to you.


59 posted on 04/17/2010 9:54:57 PM PDT by Don W (I only keep certain folks' numbers in my 'phone so I know NOT to answer when they call)
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To: jazminerose

That site is reporting as having malware on it in my Chrome browser.


60 posted on 04/18/2010 12:51:40 AM PDT by Nateman (If liberals aren't screaming you're doing it wrong.)
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To: Nateman

Working ok here via IE.


61 posted on 04/18/2010 7:26:25 AM PDT by jazminerose
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To: Don W
Politeness leads to mediocrity ONLY if the participants are both of mediocre intellect.

I have had quite lively and stimulating discussions that were PAINFULLY polite, and anything BUT boring. I have also given up on loudmouths who think that the louder you get, the more likely you are to win a “debate”.

It's become obvious to me that I made my point about politeness rather poorly. I do not believe that politeness is a bad thing by any means, and I didn't really mean to say that.

The point I was trying to make (clumsily) is that politeness leads to mediocrity when it prevents any criticism or correction from happening - in other words, when politeness gets in the way of the truth.

It is definitely possible to speak the truth politely; in fact, it's often the best way to speak the truth.

I leave the tone of any further discussion to you.

Man, all this just because I said "Free Republic is not a blog" and trueblackman thought it had something to do with my "feelings."

62 posted on 04/18/2010 7:37:40 AM PDT by xjcsa (Ridiculing the ridiculous since the day I was born.)
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To: mdittmar; abcraghead; aimhigh; Archie Bunker on steroids; bicycle thug; blackie; coffeebreak; ...
Oregon public school teacher Jason Levin the man behind “Crashtheparty.org.”

Oregon Ping!

63 posted on 04/18/2010 7:38:56 AM PDT by Salvation ( "With God all things are possible." Matthew 19:26)
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To: Salvation

Lars Larson has been on this clown like stink on a monkey, so the regional affiliates have to cover the story. Heard Rush mention him by name, also. He may soon join the ranks of Oregon’s unemployed, if allegations of using State time to create his website pan out.


64 posted on 04/18/2010 7:44:07 AM PDT by gundog (Outrage is anger taken by surprise. Nothing these people do surprises me anymore.)
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To: Diogenesis

Did he say ‘crack heads’ ?

Or ‘crack-heads’?


65 posted on 04/18/2010 8:01:31 AM PDT by UCANSEE2 (The Last Boy Scout)
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To: Nateman

Ut oh. Your Chrome was ahead of the curve—getting same message here. Another libtard attack.


66 posted on 04/18/2010 8:12:51 AM PDT by jazminerose
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To: jazminerose

I went to the site anyways since I use Linux. No problems.I wonder if this was a liberal censorship attempt?


67 posted on 04/18/2010 8:21:48 AM PDT by Nateman (If liberals aren't screaming you're doing it wrong.)
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To: Nateman

I found it it’s a belated google reaction to a previous liberal attack.

Let’s see how eager they are to review it and take the warnings off . . .

The site itself is fine.


68 posted on 04/18/2010 11:30:04 AM PDT by jazminerose
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To: Salvation
Ha Jason Levin. I have been ripping him apart on his Facebook page for several days now. There are a bunch of idiots there.
69 posted on 04/18/2010 9:23:30 PM PDT by Clinging Bitterly (We need to limit political office holders to two terms. One in office, and one in prison.)
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To: onemiddleamerican; Trueblackman

Thanks for the ping and great article, Kevin!


70 posted on 04/19/2010 6:05:05 PM PDT by BufordP (Once a Marine - always a Marine ... Until Jack Murtha.)
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