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Comments

  1. 2

    Mark The Redneck KENNEDY spews:

    Hey Goldy – Here’s an illustration what a fucking loser you are…

    So you got some other losers to ante up $4000. That’s about 4% of what Tim got in a single payday.

    Here’s another one. A company I own stock in announced earnings today that exceeded street expectations. Stock went up some. I got an unrealized holding gain of $6000 before I even started work today. I suppose you moonbats would tax the shit out of that since you think I didn’t “work” for it.

    Losers… every fucking one of you. Especially Goldy…

  2. 3

    spews:

    Thank you, Goldy. Until the day that Mike Brown blamed you for his downfall in front of congress, and I immediately surfed to your blog, I was a passive political participant. I voted, to be sure, but I did not speak out or actively support my candidates.

    As a direct result of reading and participating here at HA, I am now actively involved in the political process.

    Thank you.

    Carl

  3. 4

    Libertarian spews:

    Mark the Redneck,

    Give it a rest. Goldy ain’t gettin’ rich off of this deal. It’s jsut a political blog that deals primarily with Washington issues (actually, more King County issues, it seems).

    Anyway, it’s all good fun.

  4. 5

    spews:

    MTlyingR at 2

    You must think everyone here is so impressed. I know I am. I am impressed at the distance you will go to tell another lie in an effort to make someone else feel small. This is due to your extremely low self-esteem.

    Your mother must have been one wicked woman to have left you with this kind of psychological trouble. You and puddy/mws/lyingsackofshit2 should get together and get some help. You can be each others sponsor.

    No one here believes you have a pot to piss in, let alone that you realized a gain in some imaginary stock. Those with money and means have no need to brag or boast. The more you brag, the less anyone here thinks of you. (as if that were possible).

    You can’t even pay a debt of $100.

  5. 7

    proud leftist spews:

    MTR
    Goldy provides a public service, or at least entertainment, in producing this blog. His fund drive establishes that he has a constituency that is willing to pay for his service. What we see here is market forces at work. A capitalist like you should be tipping your hat to him. Of course, despite the apparent value you gain in your own mind from coming here, you are unwilling, like most conservatives, to pay for the value you receive. Rather, you prefer to simply be a leach upon society. By the way, if you ever need anything, I doubt there’s a soul anywhere who would give a shit. You are a net drag on your community. Hell, if you were an animal, some vet would put you down.

  6. 9

    proud leftist spews:

    MTR
    You reap what you sow, motherfucker. All you sow is ill will. Hey, how’s that public indecency prosecution proceeding? Your father really should have taught you that masturbating in a public park just isn’t right.

  7. 11

    spews:

    Thanks, Carl.

    MTR may not understand this, as he doesn’t seem capable of valuing anything that doesn’t come with a pricetag, but your comment @3 means as much to me as an entire pledge week of donations. Please stay involved.

  8. 13

    dug, one of many nom de plume of Carl Grossman which of course is another nom de plume... spews:

    …but that you recognize the important role us WE, you dumbass, WE bloggers play in transforming both the media and political landscapes.

  9. 14

    rhp6033 spews:

    Goldy;

    Hey, go ahead and spend some of it friviously. You aren’t a non-profit anyway, so we don’t expect you to live like a monk. As a matter of fact, use it to hoist a few at the next DL.

  10. 16

    spews:

    13:

    Not sure what you are saying and atributing to me. Not even sure who wrote the post.

    You are not nearly as smart as you believe yourself to be.

    Fucktard!

  11. 18

    dug, one of many nom de plume of Carl Grossman which of course is another nom de plume... spews:

    16. My Left Foot says: Not sure what you are saying and atributing to me. You are not nearly as smart as you believe yourself to be.

    17. My Left Foot says: attributing is the correct spelling, in post 16. whoops

    You are not nearly as smart as you believe yourself to be.

  12. 19

    Tree Frog Farmer spews:

    I believe MarktheRetardedRedneck was the model for Ruskin’subject of ridicule. . .the man who in an effort to achieve a little economy would settle for oats that had already passed through a horse at least once. . . .

  13. 20

    dug, one of many nom de plume of Carl Grossman which of course is another nom de plume... spews:

    Syndicated columnist Molly Ivins dies
    By KELLEY SHANNON, Associated Press Writer
    40 minutes ago

    AUSTIN, Texas – Best-selling author and columnist Molly Ivins, the sharp-witted liberal who skewered the political establishment and referred to President Bush as \”Shrub,\” died Wednesday after a long battle with breast cancer. She was 62.

    David Pasztor, managing editor of the Texas Observer, confirmed her death.

    The writer, who made a living poking fun at Texas politicians, whether they were in her home base of Austin or the White House, revealed in early 2006 that she was being treated for breast cancer for the third time.

    Rest in peace, rabblerouser!

  14. 21

    spews:

    Public notice:

    Some detective thinks he has uncovered a great mystery.

    Carl Grossman is my name. Perfectly willing to meet and display propter ID if you are too.

    DugoutNut is me too. I even own dugoutnut.com for some reason.

    My Left Foot is me too. I just like kicking conservative ass with it.

    So you see, detective, there is no mystery. I ain’t no mws/pullinpud.

  15. 22

    Now we know why he begs spews:

    RATINGS SHOCK: RUSH #1 FOR ALL NEWS AND TALK SHOWS IN PUGET SOUND…

    NUMBER ONE

    In Seattle, Rush Now Leads All News And Talk Shows

    For any successful talk station, just how important is Rush Limbaugh?

    In Seattle, an ultra- competitive talk radio market, new ratings results representing the all- important Fall 2006 Arbitron Ratings Survey underscore the tremendous impact of featuring the nation\’s number one host.

    For the first time in recent memory, El Rushbo is not only fending off four competitors during his 9am – noon timeslot, he\’s beating every news and talk show heard anywhere in the region, liberal or conservative and regardless of the time slot.

    With a staggering 116% percent surge in the key adults aged 25-54 demographic, Rush clobbered everything the Puget Sound Area had to offer, with an enormous 5.4 share of the audience.

    Heard on Bonneville\’s newly- acquired KTTH-AM, the talk titan scored three times the audience of longtime KIRO libtalker Dave Ross, who has been struggling for some time. And Rush ran circles around the liberal- conservative team of Ken Schram and John Carlson on the once- proud KVI, beating them by a factor of four.

    In addition, he more than doubled his \”progressive\” competition at CBS Radio\’s KPTK- AM.

    Beyond his own results, a carryover effect was felt on KTTH for programs that precede and follow his, leading to an overall surge for the station. Meanwhile, Limbaugh\’s former Seattle – Tacoma outlet, KVI- AM, has been badly hurt by the loss of his program.

    Amplifying the damage, the addition of local shows featuring liberals and moderates has likely alienated KVI\’s traditional audience. Once a ratings powerhouse, KVI now ranks fifth overall among news and talk stations in the area.

    In addition to KVI\’s significant weakness, KTTH is troubled between 3pm and midnight, while KIRO is in very bad shape during the evenings and some midday hours. In fact, KTTH now beats KIRO overall in the 25-54 demo.

    So far, an hour- long local daily show hosted by former MSNBC anchor Ron Reagan Jr has not produced ratings results for KIRO, or much of a buzz in the Emerald City.

    Previously, we\’ve mentioned Limbaugh\’s strong ratings results in other cities, including Boston. So far, Rush has seen a small decline in Chicago and a larger one in Portland, Oregon. But overall, he\’s still going strong.

  16. 23

    Mark The Redneck KENNEDY spews:

    Leftist 7 – My money goes where it does some good. Tim can always count on me.

  17. 24

    Mark The Redneck KENNEDY spews:

    Hey Goldy – Did Darcy Burner throw a few bucks in the hat? For all the good you did her?

  18. 26

    spews:

    rhp @14,

    Hey, go ahead and spend some of it friviously. You aren’t a non-profit anyway, so we don’t expect you to live like a monk. As a matter of fact, use it to hoist a few at the next DL.

    Whoever said that hoisting a few is frivolous? But I did just make an extravagant purchase: I ordered three new pair of my signature rag-wool fisherman gloves.

  19. 27

    spews:

    Aha! I was wondering where Mr. Redneck went after he got caught with his pants down on the healthcare thread. (For anyone that actually visualized that, you have my not terribly sincere apology.)

    Please, Mr. Redneck, continue to send your money to Mr. Eyman. Send him lots of money. Send him your computer and the title to your house and your firstborn son.

    Mostly, I’m hoping that you send him your computer.

    Oh, and Goldy, thanks for putting the Google ads back. Everyone remember that for each time you use one of the links, Goldy gets a bit of change.

    The idea of Ann Coulter helping to pay Goldy’s bills really tickles me.

  20. 28

    spews:

    goldy, you sound more like a politician everyday!
    “I look forward to working with all of you over the coming year, and promise to do the best I can to make your investment in me pay dividends far into the future.”
    geez….just how long have you been working on this “acceptance” speech?

    and carl….you are truly one big hypocrite….second only to GOLDY. goldy, you were “outing” people’s names because they posted under other names too and yet you never said a word about carl? why? he payed you not to? or is it just because he agrees with you ALL THE TIME?
    disgusting….you should be ashamed of yourself…….

    interesting radio stats….are they true?

  21. 29

    Mark The Redneck KENNEDY spews:

    “Caught in the healthcare thread”??? Huh?? WTF are you talking about?

    I destroyed the fucking lies you kooks tell, and told you how you too can demand confiscatory wages and benefits. It’s a pretty simple formula. Should I repeat it?

  22. 30

    dutch spews:

    I assume you will do the right thing and pay the proper taxes on this…you wouldn’t want the bad guys to have a reason to shut you down …or ?

  23. 31

    spews:

    Uh, christmasghost?

    Carl’s name has been outed around here for a long time. “He who will not be named” even knew it. I think he uses the nom-de-plume mostly to keep the most casual one-time posters from having it.

    And now, of course, you know it too. Welcome to the club, although it doesn’t mean that he’s likely to be any nicer to you.

  24. 32

    spews:

    For anyone that didn’t catch Mr. Redneck’s getting caught in the health care thread, here are a few highlights:

    “Mark The Redneck KENNEDY says:

    Goldy – Are you really as fucking stoopid as the shit you write?

    First, stop telling fucking lies. There are NOT 42 million uninsured Americans. The number you and the rest of the lying fucking moonbats cite includes illegal aliens. Fuck them. So the actual number is more like 20 million.

    To which yours truly responded:

    “Mr. Redneck:

    You called Goldy a liar because he made a claim that there were 42 million uninsured Americans. While I disagree that Goldy lied, I concur that he got his number wrong.

    It isn’t 42 million Americans. The current number is approximately 46 million.

    “According to the Census Bureau’s 2005 Current Population Survey (CPS), there were 45.8 million uninsured individuals in 2004″

    This is from the US Department of Health and Human Services (part of the Bush administration) report which is available at:
    http://aspe.hhs.gov/health/rep orts/05/uninsured-cps/index.ht m

    Other sources have the 2006 numbers even higher, but when I re-wrote this post, I thought I’d go to a source that even the neo-cons would have a hard time disputing.

    Here’s another quote you folks should remember:

    “Everyone is entitled to their own opinions, but they are not entitled to their own facts.” – Daniel Patrick Moynihan

    I realize that this will put a big crimp in your ability to argue your points, but remember that folks here actually have access to the Internet, and can check your numbers very quickly.

    Next round from Mr. Redneck:

    Mark The Redneck KENNEDY says:

    Barelli – Don’t be a dumbshit… remember who yer talkin to.

    Notice the clever wording in the CPS report…”uninsured individuals”. The FACT of the matter is that half of them are illegal aliens who shouldn’t be in the country at all. Fuck them.

    The actual number of american citizens is HALF the number you fucking liars cite.

    Which was followed by the knockout post from yours truly:

    John Barelli says:

    Sorry, Mr. Redneck, but you’re wrong again.

    From that same report:

    “The vast majority (79%) of the uninsured are citizens”

    Please note that the non-citizen 21% that is left also includes legal immigrants. It would take more time than I have immediately available to break that number down into legal/illegal categories, as the Bush administration did not choose to break down those categories in its report.

    Mr. Redneck, I presume that you have the same access to the internet that I have, and I went to the trouble of finding a reference that you could believe. Could you please take the time to actually check a reference or two before just spouting off?

    While it makes it much easier for me to dispute your claims, I really enjoy the challenge of debating with someone that actually understands what he is debating.

    Please, stop making this so easy.

    Game, set, match.

  25. 33

    spews:

    cg

    I outed myself a long time ago. I signed posts by my left foot with Carl Grossman. I used dugoutnut when I first posted here a couple of years ago.

    Might want to check your facts before you scream foul. Wait, you are Republican, you are exempt from that courtesy.

  26. 34

    RightEqualsStupid spews:

    This has turned out to be a good thread. We see that Ghost is peeing his pants over the possibility that his true identity will be revealed. MTR is proving that sucking dick all day has left him so cum-drunk he can’t come close to winning a debate with John. All in all another day that it just plain sucks to be a right winger!

  27. 36

    spews:

    amidst all the hate filled, pee and cum drinking craziness…

    Congrats Goldy! You deserve it. But by the way, I never wore them to any of the gatherings but the gloves are MY signature. Ghhaaaeeez.

  28. 37

    proud leftist spews:

    John @ 32
    Nice job. The arrogance of MTR makes putting him in his place quite satisfying. Of course, he’s too myopic to ever be able to see when he’s been put in his place. Stupid is as stupid does.

  29. 38

    Mark The Redneck KENNEDY spews:

    Dumshit barelli:

    Here’s the formula:

    1) Get a good education in marketable skills. Use a taxpayer funded university if you need to.

    2) Get a good job with a good outfit.

    3) Show up every fucking day for 30 to 40 years and work your ass off.

    4) Spend less than you make.

    5) Take the savings and invest wisely.

    If you do that, you’ll find yourself with significant bargaining power relative to your employer. He needs you more than you need him. He’ll shower you with money and benefits. Including “gold plated” health care.

    Is it that fucking difficult to understand.

  30. 39

    Mark The Redneck KENNEDY spews:

    There are more than 20 fucking million illegal immigrants in Murka. Most of them don’t have health insurance. They aren’t “entitled” to anything while they’re here, least of all to stick their greedy fucking hands in MY wallet.

  31. 40

    spews:

    john and carl….that isn’t my point. are your reading skills this poor? go back and read what i wrote before, please, then maybe you will be able to grok it.
    what i was saying is that it’s extremely tacky and childish of goldy to be pointing his bony wee finger at one person for doing something while not at you two.
    i personally don’t care a whit that carl is his name and neither does anyone else. it’s the hypocrisy of goldy saying that poster “x” used more than one name…shame shame. and yet he never mentioned carl, left foot ad nauseum.
    now, that is a typical liberal for you.
    hey, john, how long have you been posting here anyway?
    and how is that ad working out for you? got any leads yet? i emailed several of my friends in gig harbor [you know, the REAL gig harbor] and they had many reactions to your ad….none of them positive.and ,no, they aren’t republicans. they just thought advertising here was tacky. now that’s funny…….

    and dutch….goldy pay taxes? of course he’s going to give ALL OF THE MONEY to the IRS. isn’t that what he’s always telling the rest of us to do?

  32. 41

    spews:

    Truly incredible. Even I didn’t think he was that dense.

    C’mon folks. Please tell me that someone is impersonating MTR. Anyone that could actually believe the stuff just posted would be way too stupid to live. Someone is just playing games with him, right?

    Anyone that stupid would just sit in the corner turning blue, because he couldn’t figure out how to breathe.

  33. 42

    proud leftist spews:

    MTR
    Your idiocy is profound, probably clinical. If there are 20 million illegal immigrants in this country,they sure as hell are not showing up in statistics concerning those who have no health insurance. Official estimates are more like 11 million. Were you not breastfed as a baby? Is that why you are such a bitter fuck?

  34. 45

    spews:

    While I cannot speak for Carl, I’ve been posting here on and off for some time, although I did get much more active during the last election. I remember doing some posting during the election for Governor, but only a few.

    And, as far as your other point, about Goldy not pointing fingers at me about posting under more than one name, while I have been tempted to use a pen name to argue the conservative side of a few topics (since some reasonable conservative arguments were being ignored by the neo-cons), I resisted the temptation.

    When I post my opinion, I put my name on it. If someone takes offense at my opinion, that is their option. Your other comments regarding your complaining to your friends in Gig Harbor leaves me little option but to renew my ad here. I’m a stubborn cuss, and refuse to have you (or anyone else) dictate to me how I should spend my advertising dollars. Goldy should thank you, as I’ll be a regular advertiser for the forseeable future. (Anyone that would choose not to use a particular agent because of his political beliefs is probably a client that would not be happy with me anyway.)

    Of course, I probably would have kept the ad anyway, as I’ve already gotten more action from it than I had hoped for.

    I do not notice you having the courage of your convictions, and putting your real name on your posts. You actually seem quite upset at the possibility that someone may find out who you really are.

    Don’t worry. Goldy is an ethical person and will not “out” you.

  35. 47

    Tree Frog Farmer spews:

    An old ‘country’ saying describes MarktheRetardedRedneck to a ‘T’: He is uglier than catshit and two days dumber than dirt.

  36. 49

    spews:

    Ghost @28,

    I’ve never outed anybody. I’ve never connected anybody’s alias with their real name. I respect anonymity. Furthermore, you of all people must know that I am trustworthy in this regard, as otherwise you would not have trusted me with your real name.

  37. 50

    Puddybud spews:

    Voice of Chalk Scratching: Since you truly dislike me, lets see if you are honest man. I truly doubt it because of September 2005, but you can try and make amends!

    Am I right? I think so. Since you connected my three names:

    YOS LIB BRO = Clueless
    Tree Frog Farmer = Killatroll
    RightEqualsStupid = Left Turn

    I know this one! Roger Rabbit = Truth Teller – He admitted it!

    Be a man Voice of Chalk Scratching. Make the equation!

  38. 51

    Roger Rabbit spews:

    Wingnuts use democracy to justify sending OPC* to die in Iraq, but when you get right down to it, they don’t really like democracy.

    * Other People’s Children

  39. 52

    RightEqualsStupid spews:

    PuddyButt – your wife gives better head now that you’ve been outed as someone with multiple personality disorder.

  40. 53

    spews:

    john……..and just why do you think i was needling you? geez…of course goldy should thank me and every other conservative on here. without us it would just be another boring echo chamber. it’s the “discussion” between the two factions that make it interesting and amusing.
    as far as me complaining about you to friends? you are reading too much into things YET AGAIN. john…they are liberals, you are a liberal….i ran it past them to see what they thought. what they thought was “why aren’t you out showing houses? and how can you be sucessful if you have this much time on your hands….as a real estate agent.” those were just a couple of the comments along with “well, at least he’s putting his money where his mouth is. not a smart business model but admirable”
    i can sit in my office and ‘needle’ someone while i am running a production meeting. can you do that while showing houses? maybe………

    and goldy…you misunderstood me too. you were ‘outing’ them in the sense that they were using more than one name. but they weren’t the only ones…comprende?
    and of course i know i can trust you….

  41. 55

    Roger Rabbit spews:

    I guess our righty friends just aren’t used to a forum where they can’t control the dicussion.

  42. 57

    Roger Rabbit spews:

    @2 “A company I own stock in announced earnings today that exceeded street expectations. Stock went up some. I got an unrealized holding gain of $6000 before I even started work today.”

    This means you no longer have any excuse for not paying your $100 gambling debt, you cheap scum sucking deadbeat!

  43. 58

    spews:

    cg at 40:

    The difference between wms/pullinhispud is that I did not hide it. EVER. You are a dumb fucking moe-ron to even attempt this argument. You have no foundation on which to base it.

    You have an issue. That issue is that you are intellectually dishonest. You are only hurting yourself.

    See not one swear word. Dammit!

  44. 59

    spews:

    MTR @ 38:

    I see that my good friend John Barelli shreded your argument. You have now turned to the wingnut standby: ignoring the fact that your “facts” were shoved up your ass with the REAL FACTS. Then, because you think no one else noticed the shoving of your “facts” up your ass, you change the subject.

    Moe-ron.

    Two posts, no real swear words. I am slipping. Crap!

  45. 61

    John Barelli spews:

    Well, christmasghost, if you keep track, you’ll probably notice large chunks of time when I’m either not posting or I’m posting early in the morning or late at night. Also, you may occasionally notice a post that refers to a comment from many hours earlier. This is fun, but when a client wants something, their needs come first. You folks will just have to wait for my pearls of wisdom.

    It’s a strange business, with a lot of what we used to call “hurry up and wait” back in the Navy. Some days I’ve got extra time, some days I’ve got none at all.

    Some of those gaps I fill with marketing, and some of them I fill with this. My computer usually has several windows open and I’m pretty good at multi-tasking. One thing I do not have to do is to play the “look busy” game that many employees are forced into. I’m an independent contractor, and if I have a spare ten minutes, I can spend it here instead of shuffling papers around on my desk trying to look busy.

    I know some agents that take on so many clients that they’re constantly juggling schedules and really don’t seem to have any life outside of real estate. Myself, I try for a balance. Essentially, this is what I do instead of golf.

  46. 62

    spews:

    John,

    Shame these wingnuts will never feel the satifaction of serving their country, and…..

    …they will never enjoy the early retirement that is the reward for protecting their right to spew here and not getting your ass shot off before you get to that retirement.

  47. 64

    Puddybud spews:

    John Barelli: I post early in the morning or in the evening while watching TV with the family. Last night it was American Idol. Those during the day need a job!

    Did you notice the most vitriolic posters are the ones during the day?

    Furball the Pelletizer, RudejackASS, Clueless!

    Nuff Said!

  48. 65

    Puddybud spews:

    LeftStillDumb. A real person would never tell his enemy he screwed his wife and sister and daughters. This shows your are one of the lowest common denominator human ASSes!

    I’d insult you, but you’re not bright enough to notice.

    You are a credit to the left!

  49. 66

    Puddybud spews:

    LeftStillDumb.

    Brains did not run rampant in your family. Your IQ is what? Idiot Savant level? Does your train of thought have a caboose?

    You are a credit to the left!

  50. 67

    Puddybud spews:

    LeftStillDumb:

    Is that amoeba for your single brain cell giving your problems again? Didn’t you go to WalMart for the paramecium sale and stock up on single cell organisms? Still haven’t recovered from the brain aneurism? What am I saying, there’s no brain so the aneurism diagnosis is flawed. Hmmm…?

    You are a credit to the left!

  51. 68

    Puddybud spews:

    LeftStillDumb:

    Maybe your disease hasn’t been diagnosed yet. Which means for you, there is NO CURE KNOWN TO MAN!

    Left Turdball keep up the good work!

    You give Moonbat!s hope all over the world!

  52. 69

    Puddybud spews:

    LefttillStupid:

    Your sick attempts to humor us prove you have nothing worthwhile to post. You leave a fetid smell. Wait, that’s your breath? Oh… wait you need help here like Furball did with IF!

    Adj. fetid – offensively malodorous; “a putrid smell” foul-smelling, funky, foetid, smelly, stinking, foul, noisome, putrid, malodorous, malodourous – unpleasant-smelling

    If I throw a stick, will you leave? Please?

    You are a credit to the left!

  53. 70

    Puddybud spews:

    Once I read where Voice of Chalk Scratching, HeadASS or his ASSHead Northwest Division of Libtard Moonbat!s said: “I don’t have time to read all the posts”

    Well Voice of Chalk Scratching, I know you read my #50 post. Don’t listen to Christmasghost (like you ever do), fess up on those three ignoramouses! Be honest for the third time in your life!

    I’m sure Rob McKenna will applaud you! Darcy Moonbat! will adore you! Ron Sims may call you and congratulate you on it. Imagind Voice of Chalk Scratching gets key to the county for his honesty!

  54. 72

    RightEqualsStupid spews:

    Looks like I got to you Puffybutt – all those inbred, moronic attempts at an insult directed at me.

    Did your wife know you were gay when she married you?

    Is there some mental disorder beyond the standard ones that makes you want to post under four names at one time? Are you conflicted about the fact that you have the views of a coward and a traitor? And lastly, would you like to take your wife back because I am pretty much done with her.

  55. 74

    spews:

    cg:

    If, as you say, I am not worth talking to, why do you keep addressing comments to me?

    I believe that you are howcanyoubeproudtobeafatlyingass. So I am now asking you directly, are you the person who posted as howcanyoubeproudtobeanass?

    The details of my military career are not for discussion. I have an extensive education and military backgroud. You are in no postion to make any comment concerning my background.

    The fact that my comments are laced with graphic language does not indicate a lack of either education or class. It only indicates that I use profanity online. Here at HA I use it simply to irritate folks like you who believe that by simply not swearing, they are somehow better than those of us who do. It a tool. Nothing more. It is not indicative of how I live my live, nor how I treat my wife, nor my education, nor any other facet of my lifetime experience.

    I am an open book. My name is known. Unlike you I don’t harbor a fear that imaginary children will suffer “anything untoward” because of something posted here. I don’t fear retribution. I understand that there are differences of opinion. I also understand, far better than you, that those differences can co-exist peacefully. The fear you express between the lines is far louder than any point you try to make.

    Must me horrible to live life afraid of everything that you don’t understand or that does not conform to your “Christian” belief system.

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    cg:

    Just a little info for you:
    Main Entry: crass
    Pronunciation: ‘kras
    Function: adjective
    Etymology: Latin crassus thick, gross
    1 a : GROSS 6a; especially : having or indicating such grossness of mind as precludes delicacy and discrimination b : being beneath one’s dignity c — used as a pejorative intensifier
    2 : guided by or indicative of base or materialistic values

    None of the above fits me, although once in a while can be gross. I am reminded of the something Christians sometimes say: Judge not, let ye be judged.

    Main Entry: id·i·ot
    Pronunciation: ‘i-dE-&t
    Function: noun
    Etymology: Middle English, from Anglo-French ydiote, from Latin idiota ignorant person, from Greek idiOtEs one in a private station, layman, ignorant person, from idios one’s own, private; akin to Latin suus one’s own — more at SUICIDE
    1 usually offensive : a person affected with idiocy
    2 : a foolish or stupid person
    - idiot adjective

    Nope, this does not fit either. I have an education. I have a wide circle of friends, I do not suffer fools easily nor would anyone call me stupid. (This is not to claim that I have not done stupid things. Building and firing a potato gun, breaking a window and then denying all of it, could be considered stupid, when finding out later my dad saw me do it. Owning season tickets to the Mariners is beginning to look kinda stupid too.

    Anyway, you might try to get to know me better before you attempt to hang a label on me. To help you here are some suggestions:

    1. Intelligent
    2. Funny
    3. Honest
    4. Patriotic
    5. Liberal Democrat
    6. Impatient
    7. Kind
    8. Pitbull mean when you mess with me or my family
    9. Giving
    10. Compassionate
    11. I like animals and kids.
    12. Direct and to the point.

    Just thought if you are going to describe me, you should try to be more accurate.

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    carl/my left foot……..i take it you still haven’t asked goldy if i ever post under other names? what? too lazy? i mean, you asked, but you don’t really want an answer…..so it’s just mud slinging. typical. you think if you say it it will stick? nope…….
    now why would i want to get to know a foul mouthed and very crass fool?
    your military background isn’t up for discussion? really? then why do you bring it up?
    and then there are these “pearls” from you: “Unlike you I don’t harbor a fear that imaginary children will suffer “anything untoward” because of something posted here”
    what are you talking about? do you even know? imaginary children? are you referring to my three sons [ i know...to you it just sounds like a TV show } ? it's your schtick to try and paint people as sad misfits [old maids, on drugs, no life...]…. you can say it all you want…it doesn’t make it true. didn’t you get the memo?
    or this : “The fact that my comments are laced with graphic language does not indicate a lack of either education or class.”

    don’t forget the graphic images….and honey, yes it does indicate you have little intelligence or education. not to mention class and manners. if you are so smart then why would you go out of your way to behave stupidly?
    that was rhetorical. i have a feeling that you thank god for google every day.

    and this is my favorite : “Must me horrible to live life afraid of everything that you don’t understand or that does not conform to your “Christian” belief system.”
    i don’t know where you have been, but i’m not a christian. once again the name christmasghost refers to a dickens character. oops…that would involve actual reading for you and not just “spewing”….maybe i ask for too much.

    so i should get to know you? okay, i’ll bite…… why don’t you explain this one? “This is not to claim that I have not done stupid things. Building and firing a potato gun, breaking a window and then denying all of it, could be considered stupid, when finding out later my dad saw me do it.”
    just how old are you anyway? potato gun? yet you claim you were in the military? boy scouts doesn’t count honey…..

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    Thank you for confirming my thought, proudofyourfatlyingass.

    I see you can’t resist answering. Though you missed the entire point of my comment.

    The potato gun incident is from my childhood. I know your childhood was traumatic, but certainly you must remember humorous incidents from that time period.

    It is sinful the way you toss out accusations and hope someone will believe. My reference to you being of “Christian” belief was strictly sarcasm, and not based on your christmasghost character. I am familiar with Dickens.

    My use of grapic language indicates an ability to communicate at multiple levels. I have not a single need to put on airs. It is painfully obvious that same is not true for you.

    I did notice that you failed to answer/avoided my direct question to you. There is only one reason to do so. To deny would be to lie. To confirm would put you in the same boat as pullinhispud. Grab an oar, baby, you are in it.

    I do feel sorry for you. You are sad. You have an irresistable need feel better than others. You spent countless hours trying to locate me. You spent even more time trying to locate Teresa place of employment. You spent hours crafting nasty comments designed to make you feel superior by tearing down someone else. You are consumed with one upping everyone. Your vocabulary/thesaurus use is quite impressive. The flowery words don’t make you a better person. But you keep trying.

    Good luck.

    How is that family business going?

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    cg/proudofherfatlyingass:

    Honey? Look bitch, I am not your honey. You seem to think that using this term somehow affects me, put me down. It does not.

    It does show you for the condesending, disingenuous, sanctimonious bitch that you have proven yourself to be. Time and time again.

    Hugs and kisses.

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    spews:

    carl….there was a direct question worth answering? you mean do i post under other names? no i don’t. this is it…christmasghost.like i said before….ask goldy, he’ll tell you.

    now, this next part i really don’t understand. not being a smart ass here, i really don’t know what you are talking about…so could you explain yourself? did i miss a post or something?
    “I do feel sorry for you. You are sad. You have an irresistable need feel better than others. You spent countless hours trying to locate me. You spent even more time trying to locate Teresa place of employment. You spent hours crafting nasty comments designed to make you feel superior by tearing down someone else. You are consumed with one upping everyone. Your vocabulary/thesaurus use is quite impressive. The flowery words don’t make you a better person. But you keep trying”

    what are you talking about? and who is teresa?

    oh, and the business is great. thanks for asking.

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    oh and carl…the reason i asked about your age versus potato guns is that they were a relatively new thing when my sons made them on the ranch, and they are just in their twenties.
    that’s all…..
    and i don’t use a dictionary or thesaurus [obviously] i probably should………

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    spews:

    I made my first potato gun in the early ’70s. I was around 12 or so.

    I have my doubts as to whether or not you posted under another name in the past. All the references I have used are culled from my memory of comments left by the previously mentioned howcanyoubeproudtobeafatlyingass.

    Your tone, writing style and wording are an exact match. The only difference is the lack of capitalization.

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    my left foot….oh, please. just ask goldy for cripes sake! what are you doing…playing CLUE?
    well, if you are it was christmasghost in the parlor with the poison….don’t be such a goof.
    and i hardly write like the other poster you are mentioning.
    goldy put you up to this because he’s feeling pissy, didn’t he?
    geez goldy, grow up!

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    spews:

    my left foot….oh, please. just ask goldy for cripes sake! what are you doing…playing CLUE?
    well, if you are…it was christmasghost in the parlor with the poison….don’t be such a goof.
    and i hardly write like the other poster you are mentioning.”Your tone, writing style and wording are an exact match.” wow…i guess a job with the CIA is totally out for you, huh?
    goldy put you up to this because he’s feeling pissy, didn’t he?
    geez goldy, grow up!

    as far as potato guns go…you are right….i just had never heard of them until our sons and their friends made them on the ranch.but my husband assured me that even he made them. it was news to me! LOL.