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Wow, Taps! Looks like you hit the nail on the head...

I take the "Thumper" position most of the time during these tense and fractious times - if I can't say somethin nice, I don't say nuthin at all. It's good to know that at least here on Blogit, folks can be reasonable together and still hold differing opinions.

You know that old saying. Opinions are like noses. Everybody's got one.

posted by Pat_B on September 9, 2012 at 9:39 AM | link to this | reply

Re: lustorlove

LOL.  I'm with you, Babe.

posted by TAPS. on September 9, 2012 at 9:20 AM | link to this | reply

dont believe any of it

posted by Lanetay on September 9, 2012 at 8:35 AM | link to this | reply

Taps, I love it when you talk truthy

This is the very thing that makes the personal affection I feel for you so much a pleasure of my reading here, and makes me glad that even though we are so different in some of our beliefs, we do live in the same rational and compassionate universe.

Politics--the getting and keeping of power over people--is no different today from what it was in ancient world, something I came to appreciate reading history, reading what people said about each other then, in ancient Greece, for instance.  Colleen McCullough's series of novels set  in the last 100 years of the Roman Republic, also truly brings this home: People are still people, still trying to solve the very same problems: only the technologies have changed.  

People have always believed passionately in their own cause, their own rightness, and most of them, being exclusive rather than inclusive in their thinking, can only make it this or that, never this and that, which is truly how things are--so with their firm belief in their own rightness and validity, everyone else can only be wrong, and forever invalid.  

posted by Ciel on September 9, 2012 at 7:02 AM | link to this | reply

Re: Justi

Maybe it's a good thing.  It does make us stop and consider, and at times shock us into getting on a bit of a different track.

posted by TAPS. on September 8, 2012 at 8:57 PM | link to this | reply


That was exactly what I did with mine that brought out identity to you. I guess we all claim identity to those things that are personal. George and I just saw 2016 today and it is about the world politics from the US and my mind was in that direction. Too I was surprised that you would write about any politics as you have expressed your dislike for our writing about politics. I did react personally, just as most of us do to any posts on here. We are human, you have reacted personally to my comment. I do certainly see here what you are saying. You know TAPS I usually do take your post for myself because I appreciate your writing and I think it was too much for you to say you offered me nothing, I took it for myself... Yes I did. I shall have to stop that. Perhaps I am simply not astute enough to know how to read and comment on your blogs.

posted by Justi on September 8, 2012 at 8:51 PM | link to this | reply

Re: Justi

This post was not about you.  It was not for you any more than it was for anyone else.  It was not about the Democrat Party or the Republican Party.  It was not even about the USA.  I'm sorry you adopted it to yourself.  This was about people of all countries who have elections.  It was about politics in general.  It was not about President Obama, or President George Bush, or President George Washington.  Yes, Wiley did mention President Obama in his comment, but just yesterday it was about politics in Canada.  I offered you nothing here, you took it for yourself.

posted by TAPS. on September 8, 2012 at 8:23 PM | link to this | reply


mAnd, the city does more road construction, detouring buses and causing traffic jams for votes (that the elected officials are doing something)especially in a one party one love. BC-A, Bill’s R®st

posted by BC-A on September 8, 2012 at 7:17 PM | link to this | reply


I read this very articulately astute post. I read it. I read the comments. I know nothing of Australian politics so Kabu's comment was above my head and as for Wiley I do not see that at all, it is not our hatred of him as his hatred of all Colonial rule and it's heirs. He plans to take this country down to the last cent and bring collapse on the world. We have never had a time like this one. I have voted both parties, it's not party with me. I haven't a racist bone in my body. I love this country, it's people and God's gift that he has left us in charge of as he promises in Genesis when he promises to create man in his image.

I think Malachi was perhaps one of those polemics and encouraged his niece Esther to go to the King to get rid of Obama of that day. She risked her life and God spared it and saved the people Obama has thrown under the bus. I would gladly risk my life if I thought anyone would listen. It is a very wrong assumption to think that I think I am smarter than anyone else. I only know what I am talking about in this situation. Esther was fortunate she was able to get her fellow Jews to pray and fast. This would be finished if we could get the Christians to fast and pray. This is about far more than a political party, far more.

I do not claim the grandiose title of obloquy if offered to me....

posted by Justi on September 8, 2012 at 6:28 PM | link to this | reply

well come with me to Australia luv where we can only stand 6 weeks of the

nonsense. Oh the pollies are always ranting on TV of course but Australians don't give much care really. It is so amazingly different in your country, I just don't know how you retain the stamina to keep going with it all.

posted by Kabu on September 8, 2012 at 2:48 PM | link to this | reply

Re: WileyJohn

...and isn't that sad.

posted by TAPS. on September 8, 2012 at 2:45 PM | link to this | reply


Things don't ever seem to have been settled after Obama got elected, it was the sound of hatred that blemished the land.

posted by WileyJohn on September 8, 2012 at 2:43 PM | link to this | reply

Things are certainly heating up over the election.

posted by FormerStudentIntern on September 8, 2012 at 12:19 PM | link to this | reply

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