BLOG: Journalism Will Destroy Your Community!

Bryan Dubois
Nov 28, 2010

Where in the world does this idea come from that journalism can destroy a community?  If the press covers public corruption - and the allegations are factual, how and why do community members place blame on the press for giving the community a bad name?

The people I hear advocating this are government employees who are always completely innocent of whatever the press claims they did.

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Comments

6079 Smith W

@ Mr. Dubois:

"Velocibus" - LOL

Probably best to sit in the rear with one's head always in the crash position.

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With scam artist Al Gore's repudiation of ethanol subsidies, do ya think that the Nobel Prize committee is yet again having second thoughts?

How about dimwit Jimmy Carter’s defense of N. Korea? It’s a pity that the DNC didn’t let him speak at the 2008 convention. There probably woulda been some great soundbites.

uturnlouie

Just what we need   Another hi speed WEAPON on our highways, full of innocent people waiting to be slammed or slam into something, not to mention who will be driving these WEAPONS. Another intoxicated piolet who works to many hours or is in a hurray to be somewhere.  VOTE NO

Return of Dragon

Clearly humor of video will be lost on some of Anti-Obamaist and will be repeated as fact.  Creation of new reality with the campaign of ignorance and the herding of sheep.

Jimmy Carter a "Dimwit"?  He won a Nobel Peace Prize and graduated in the top 10% of his class at the Naval Academy and Winston........ you have a degree from Bowling Green so what should we call you?  Keep it classy with the name calling.

6079 Smith W

ROD, et al writes:

"You have a degree from Bowling Green so what should we call you?  Keep it classy with the name calling."

Actually, it was BGSU. “Bowling Green” is a city. (Named by a postal carrier after the one in KY.)

Yea, and keep it "classy" with the personal ad hominem attacks. Hypocrite.

Winston Troll

A degree from BGSU is an attack?  I just think that in the minds of most that a degree from the Naval Academy and 6 years of service in the Navy is a greater accomplishment than a degree from BGSU.  Calling a former POTUS a dimwit is by definition is troll like behavior.  Can you just say that you disagree with the man and why without namecalling?

6079 Smith W
User name history:   Winston Troll: 1 hour 8 min   Return of Dragon: 1 hour 46 min     Suffering from schizophrenia?     ---------     "No one can completely understand the motivations of the North Koreans, but it is entirely possible that their recent revelation of their uranium enrichment centrifuges and Pyongyang's shelling of a South Korean island Tuesday are designed to remind the world that they deserve respect in negotiations that will shape their future." (J. Carter)   http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2010/11/23/AR2010112305808.html   And this doesn't read like the words of a "dimwit" (or a worse epithet) to you?              
Taxpayer

Let's see.  The Nobel Peace Prize??  One for Al Gore for all his LIES about the global warming HOAX (And I am sure he thanks all you bleeding heart liberals and UNION teachers for making him very wealthy), one for Jimmy Carter (The NOW worse single term president in the history of the United States), and one for 0bama for doing absolutely NOTHING (Soon to take the award from Jimmy Carter as the worse single term president of the United States) and YOU believe there is any validity or cogency in such a prize?  Ha! Ha!  That "Nobel Peace Prize" and a quarter will NOT buy you a cup of coffee at Perkins Pancake House.  Now we have Korean people fighting each other AGAIN!  They are of the same cultural beliefs, same language, same heritage and they hate each other?  Here is a tip.  One side is free the other is under a communist and socialist regime.  Sound familiar?  North Korea has done well in their "extortion racket" by having the United States pay BILLIONS in taxpayer dollars so they will behave.  Now, N. Korea has NUKES which "ups the ante" for MORE taxpayer dollars.  As long as journalism is "fair and balanced" it serves the people well.  When the media decides to "endorse" certain candidates, mostly of the liberal persuasion, or continue to be in the tank for the liberal agenda, then it does NOT serve anyone well.  The people should decide, NOT the media or an elitist publisher.  The media is very powerful because it is protected and rightfully so.  But, take a look at your corner stone media of ABC, CBS, NBC, PBS for news or CNN, MSNBC and they are NOT doing very well.  In fact, you liberals are NOT supporting your one-sided, obstinate to merit news sources.  I wonder why?  Ha! Ha!          

GhostRider

 Well, I for one have seen enough childish trash talking,name calling and insulting from know-it-all nobodies on here to suit me a life time.  This from people who CLAIM to be good christians,but in fact have no idea what that means. Many of us came on here to make comments of our opinions on certain stories and always have to see trash from the same few people who believe their views are the only correct views and everybody else is wrong. It is very sad that they are unable to except others views on subjects. The comments section of this paper has become a big joke and has become a waiste of my time. It seems that ingnorance is very blissful in this area.  6079smith,goofus,american,thinkagain and a couple others seem to think that they know everything about everything and everybody else is just stupid and uninformed. They are unable to except the views of other people.yet feel they need to let us know what the constitution says and inform us of our rights. This is being a biggot and actually is unamerican to try to deny others of their right of free speach and opinions without being insulted,begraded,and called names.  It seems that the soul purpose of these few is to stir up trouble.   So I am going to follow the lead of others who have chosen to not read the comments section of this site. It is below me to continue trying to have adult conversations with people who act so self rightous and childish.  I understand that it never works to talk about politics or religion as everybody has their views and many refuse to except the views of others,but these same people do the same thing on every story written here and will dog people out for things they didn`t say or will turn their words around to suit their agenda  In MY OPINION,it is people like these who have kept this great country from being what it should be. FREE.  These people are no better than the ones who are trying to take our rights away from us and make this a communist country. I feel sorry for them and their families who have to live with them everyday.  These same people seem to post on here at all hours on the day and night,leading me to believe they have nothing better in their lives than to degrade others for their views and beliefs. 

  So 6079smith,goofus,american,thinkagain,and the others who we know who they are...raise your glasses and have a party. and send an email to your great teacher of life,Glenn Beck.  You have ruined the comments section. and turned it into a trash talking,insulting and belittling section.  Say whatever you want now because I won`t be reading it. I really don`t even care what you have to spew from your lips!!! Besides,I already know what it is you will say anyway as you all think on the same negative track and can`t say anything positive about anything. I really do feel sorry for you and have a lot of pitty for you because you must be very miserable in your tiny little existance of life. It is too bad that you can`t be more excepting of others and act in a mature manner as adults should act. 

GhostRider

 Sorry taxpayer,I didn`t mean to leave you out of the list of know-it -alls. HA Ha

Return of Dragon

Global Warming is a Hoax?  How many people actually believe that humans have no impact on their environment.?  Does every sentence need to end with HAHA?  The only one I can think of is that kid Nelson on the Simpsons.

Return of Dragon

BTW Taxpayer..... the Nobel Peace Prize pays about 1.4 million to the winner.  So I guess a person could buy more than a few cups of coffee with that and maybe even be a guest speaker at the prestigious BGSU.

6079 Smith W
User name history:     GhostRider: 2 weeks 1 day    Marine Sgt: 2 weeks 3 days   

This is getting like the movie “Sybil.” How many demonic personalities are there?   Where's Fr. Karras when you need him?  

brutus smith

 GhostRider, that is the goal of people like winnie, goofus, and especially ameri. They don't want other people voicing their opinions here or anywhere for that matter. Don't give in! 

goofus

Brian, I believe people for years have been fed the pablum,aka state run media news, for years. They have become accustomed into taking the information of the state run media as gospel. When a media exposes the true intentions of what they deem as holy, they reject it. A whole generation believed everything Walter Cronkite said as gospel and only today we find out how much Cronkite lied to further the left wing agenda. The cirticism you are receiving by exposing the frailties of the city of sandusky and perkins are only a mere reflection of today's alternative media exposing Obie as a buffoon. The left won't stand for it, it's their conceived birthright to rule and by attacking what they perceive as to be true and right you will be slammed with insults and be accused of ruining sandusky and perkins. I believe it is the right of the paper to attack  the wrongs it percieves. Thank God for the alternative media and its effect,aka Nov.2 2010.

Return of Dragon

Goofus  1 year 33 weeks

Taxpayer  1 year  33 weeks

6079 Smith W 1 year 20 weeks (owner of previous account)

6079 Smith W

 

 "Citing Deficit, Obama to Freeze Federal Worker Pay": 

http://www.cnbc.com/id/40416771 

"'Just as families and businesses around the nations are tightening their belts in this economy, so must the government,' said White House spokesman Dan Pfeiffer."

AFSME and other govt. employee unions ain't gonna like this one bit.

They probably oughta take to the streets and stage work slowdowns!

Obie's working hard to assure himself of being a one-termer just like Jimmy.  

 

Pete

They probably oughta take to the streets and stage work slowdowns!

Unpossible! They cannot move any slower!

Julie R.

@ GhostRider:

You say that the comments section of this paper has become a big joke and a waste of time------that the comments section has been ruined and you are going to follow the lead of others who have chosen not to read the comment sections anymore.............

All I have to say for that  is---------did it ever cross your mind that's the INTENT? I saw right through the game quite some time ago. In other words, they aren't as smart as they think they are.

goofus

Hmmm Return of the Dragon, could that be possibly a Chinese dragon?

goofus

C'mon Julie R, one has to read the comments section for at least comedic relief.

goofus

In the spirit of Obama your lord and savior, I'm going to host a blogger beer summit. I'm inviting all bloggers to bury the hatchet at the Boot Hill Saloon 310 Main St Daytona Beach 1pm March 5th during Bile Week. I'll be there with a t shirt that reflects Northern Ohio. The first beer will be on Brutus. Let's all get together and sing Kumbaya.

goofus

oops I meant Bike week not Bile week.

kURT

winnie Smith & Goofus you certainly have a sad narrow minded view regardless of subject content.

Please get involved in government functions no matter what level.

We get the government we deserve.

Take action & do more than talking.

6079 Smith W
@ kURT:   Sorry to see that you continue to suffer from that severe case of mental constipation.   Trust me sunshine; the level and amount of the minor “government involvement” that you’ve puffed your chest up about, largely amounts to rearranging deck chairs on the sinking USS Local Economy.  

Norwalk started dying with the opening of the Turnpike, which transferred traffic from US 20. The next dagger was the bypass.

Norwalk's been in the process of dying for over 30 yrs and no amount of time and effort is gonna resurrect it. Miracles are in short supply - that's why they're called miracles.

High school and college graduates have to leave because there are no jobs. All that remain are seniors and the poor. The dynamic of spending taxpayer money on educating them and then having them leave is economically unsustainable.

 

Julie R.

If the press covers public corruption------and the allegations are factual, how and why do community members place blame on the press for giving the community a bad name?

That reminds me of the Cuyahoga County crook Jimmy Dimora who yelled: "This corruption probe is a conspiracy! It's a conspiracy by the CLEVELAND PLAIN DEALER and the FEDS to ruin me because I'm a DEMOCRAT and an OVERWEIGHT ITALIAN!"

And then there's the corrupt Cuyahoga County Judge Brigett McCafferty that the FEDS got on tape fixing cases for Dimora and Russo's friends ----- the corrupt judge who then actually ran for re-election. She lost the election even though 125,000 morons in Cuyahoga County voted for her. The morons are all now saying she LOST because of the bad press by the Cleveland Plain Dealer. 

Go figure.

brutus smith

 Ya know winnie, you trying to demonize Kurt is getting really old. Does it make you feel superior doing it? 

Yadayadayada

The Wikipedia leaks are a Godsend to a woefully uniformed electorate. Your government , at any level , preaches openess, and transparency.   Of course, that is a lie. History tells us that the truth must be hidden, or,if leaked, embellished into a semi-truth. Maybe , even just let the lie stand alone, and it will fade away. Hillary Clinton's performance today reminded me of her predecessors as the Secretary of State .

Condoleezza Rice trying to explain why she ignored"al -Quaeda determined to attack the United States" warnings( before she became Secretary).

Colin Powell with his magic show at the UN,which we know now, and as he admitted, was all false.

To take cover behind the lie of "National security" is an insult , to us  once again, as it always been from the Gulf of Tonklin, Watergate, Kennedy investigations, the Iraq war lies, the war on Drugs, the war on terror, ..... why cannot we told the truth? Why does it always come down to lies being revealed? I'll take no cover, my name is ..

David A. Corriveau

Huron Ohio

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6079 Smith W
@ Yada:   Your list of past scandals have their origins contained in the ever increasing size and intrusiveness of the Federal Govt.   I began losing my faith in govt. during the Johnson Administration – The Tonkin Gulf Resolution and the tragic aftermath.   Only by starving “the beast” can it hopefully be reigned in. Though as has been shown; the govt. will print and borrow in order to keep taxes artificially low while continuing to provide high levels of health and welfare benefits - we must keep up appearances of prosperity!  

Every great nation or empire (Rome, Spain, Britain, Soviet Union, et al) eventually succumbed to excessive spending and borrowing; I fear that our country’s future will be little different.

 

Salvatore

125,000 morons in Cuyahoga County voted for a crook even though she was exposed by the newspaper and FBI. Others words for moron. Dumocrap, stupid, idiot, dimwit, blockhead, dingbat, dummy, dumbbell, pea brain, simpleton, ignoramus, dumdum, dolt, twit, imbecile, numskull, fool, lamebrain, halfwit, nincompoop, pinhead, poopyhead, dope, bozo, cretin, buffoon, meathead....

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thinkagain
GhostRider – Before you go I’d like you to hear my acceptance speech.   thinkagain's Acceptance Speech for Outstanding Achievement in Commenting:

Thank you! Oh! Thank you! I can hardly believe this! I feel so blessed! And this statue - it's so shiny! Oh, thank you again! I just want everyone to know that even in my wildest dreams, I never would have imagined that this could ever happen to me. And to the other brilliant nominees, 6079smith, goofus, americanonly, I want each of you to know how totally wonderful I feel right now!

You know when GhostRider told me I was nominated, I just had to take a minute and think about how great my experiences have been. I guess it all just makes me feel kinda special

There are so many I like to thank! First off though, I want to thank the esteemed libtards and atheists of the SR, who without their misinformed ramblings, I would have never pursued this dream. Also, I want to thank God, for being such a powerful force in my life. And to Mom, who taught me to take life by the horns. And finally, to GhostRider, that master of false accusations and inane innuendo - I couldn't have done it without you!

Thank you America, and good night!   OK GhostRider, you can leave now. See ya, wouldn’t want to be ya! Oh yea, don’t let the door hit ya in the keister!

6079 Smith W

@ thinkagain:

LOL

Congrats. But remember: Glory is fleeting.

Pundit

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Bryan Dubois

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Return of Dragon

Watch it Pundit.  The liberal voices seem to be disappearing from the comments.  It appears that the libertarians who advocate freedom of speech believe it only applies to their comments and rants.

goofus

Chung errr Return of Dragon, comments one and all are accepted, personal attacks aren't

Return of Dragon

Mr. Lee you presume?

Cross

Are we really getting moderated comments from a blog post linking to the Onion?

Really?

I think unless there are personal attacks, and I mean really personal, then comments should be left alone.

 

kURT

winnie Smith you are wrong again.

 

 

 

Your friend  & fellow alum Terry Boose & you imo are the reasons America is under the problems she now faces.

You seem to think the world revolves around you - it doesn't.

Do something good in your area winnie or leave  it.

pdb

Pundit

 Bryan Dubois made allegations of corruption against local judges and prosecutors when he blogged for his own site Erie Voices.

I am just asking, did if any of those claims proved factual? 

Are the existence those past accusations not fact? Is that not how he gained local fame and why he blogs for the SR now?  

Dubios's post brings up how the community should respond to accusations of corruption brought by journalist against local government employees.

Is the history and credibility of the "journalist" making the accusations not important?

Did Dubois not spread a false rumor about the nature of the Perkins levy on the SR website back in October? 

He claims he heard some gossip from someone he won't name and decided to post it rather than doing the most basic research or contacting anyone involved. 

He claims it is a great victory that Gunner responded to him... it seems like bad journalism to me. It's not that government employees are innocent, but when "journalist" like Dubious cry wolf it hurts the cause he pretends to care about.

Dubois's real cause is self promotion. He'll say whatever it takes.

 

Bryan Dubois

Bryan Dubois made allegations of corruption against local judges and prosecutors when he blogged for his own site Erie Voices.

Correct.

I am just asking, did if any of those claims proved factual? 

Yes.  Especially the retaliation witnessed first hand.  I let it all go 5 years ago.  So what?

Are the existence those past accusations not fact?

Yes.

Is that not how he gained local fame and why he blogs for the SR now?  

That's your theory.  I think the legal problems I foolishly caused/got involved with were most likely black marks against me - not for me.  Anyway, if I answered that question with a more realistic explanation as to why the Register asked me to blog for them, you'd accuse me of self promotion, wouldn't you?

Dubios's post brings up how the community should respond to accusations of corruption brought by journalist against local government employees.

Right.

Is the history and credibility of the "journalist" making the accusations not important?  Did Dubois not spread a false rumor about the nature of the Perkins levy on the SR website back in October?  

No.  I asked questions about it and opened it up for discussion.  When it was suggested that I email Gunner, I did, got a response and posted it.  The discussion in that thread developed into a back and forth about tranparency and how the levy committee should handle giving information to the public. 

He claims he heard some gossip from someone he won't name

Oh, that's priceless.  Suddenly this anonymous commenter has a problem with the idea of anonymous sources.

and decided to post it rather than doing the most basic research or contacting anyone involved.   He claims it is a great victory that Gunner responded to him...

No, that's not true and you know it.  Go back and read it again.  Gunner's response wasn't described in any way, it was simply posted as an update.  There was no editorializing about it either way.   You're injecting that falsehood into the post.  Why?  (You won't answer that and I think we both know why.) 

it seems like bad journalism to me.

Actually, the way you just falsely described how I portrayed Gunner's email is a great example of inaccurate writing - which is a mark of bad journalism. 

It's not that government employees are innocent, but when "journalist" like Dubious cry wolf it hurts the cause he pretends to care about.

And if I "cried wolf" how do you explain the levy going down in flames on November 2nd?

Try reading that Perkins levy thread again, Pundit.  What comes across pretty plainly is that there were many Perkins voters who didn't trust the way the levy was being presented to them.  That blog post was a conversation starter on a hot topic in Perkins that wasn't getting much play in the newspaper.  I started the conversation hoping it would develop into a constructive discussion and it did.  I chose to never write about it again.  (Kind of like I chose to never write about the Marina District again.  The reason, in both cases, was because I felt that both projects would fail and that discussing it further was a waste of time.)

Dubois's real cause is self promotion. He'll say whatever it takes.

Interesting theory.  I imagine all bloggers have the same cause then?  What's your cause, Pundit?

By the way, the online media is constantly evolving.  Blog posts can be whatever you want them to be.  They can be lengthy pieces of reporting, one-line conversation starters, editorial cartoons, etc.   If you don't enjoy reading blogs, I'd suggest simply not reading them.

 

silvereagle_1

will Obama's high-speed service routes be named before or after he HONORS Hanoi Jane an' Jane Fonda?****for those that don't remember, they were labeled traitors during the Viet Nam war.

brutus smith

 bryan, who writes your responses for you? Maybe you should go over them. Oh wait, that's the problem.

Return of Dragon

Interesting that Dubois uses the word "retaliation" to describe the response to his actions.  Instead of saying "responded", "counter-attacked", "defended", he chooses to use the word "retaliation" because it implies it iwas an unjust response.  Always the victim.  Clearly, Dubois prefers a system where he can attack others and not be subject to the same.  It is unfortunate that he refuses to see the irony of his position.  However, this hypocrisy is not lost on all. 

Bryan Dubois

"Return of Dragon", hypocrisy would be clearly defined as you claiming that I, a known person, prefer a system where I can attack others without being able to be held accountable for what I say when it's you, a person using an anonymous screen name, who cannot be held accountable for what you say.

Tell me Chung, how do you spend the rest of your time when you're not inventing, re-inventing and defending your imaginary online characters?

Return of Dragon

Who is Chung and what does he have to do with my comments?  Apparently you have me confused with somebody who schooled you and you had banned because he exposed you as a poorly informed shill. Seems that many of the voices on the left are disappearing.  It appears that Pundit and maybe Brutus may soon be banned.  At any rate, Dragon could be anybody..... maybe a Serbian who was given that name at birth or possibly a graduate of a local school...... (colleges have mascots) or maybe even a Harry Potter Fan.

Bryan Dubois

Yes, "Dragon" could be anybody.  [eye roll]

Or....

He's the same person who previously wrote under the anonymous handle "Chung Lee" and was banned for consistently violating the commenting guidelines.

You're so clever.  Nobody knows it's you Chung!

Seriously though:  How much time do you spend creating these characters and does it frustrate you when they get banned?  I mean, each time you get banned, don't you have to create another anonymous email address to add into the commenting system so that the computer doesn't know it's you?

 

Return of Dragon

Bryan how much time do you spend copying the lies from discredited right wing smear sites?  Looks like a lot, but clearly you save time by not verifying your information.  So are you also Winston , Taxpayer, Stormy Goofus, Pastor Ron or all of them?

Bryan Dubois

Nope.  None of them.  And you have no reason to suspect otherwise.  I sign my name and defend anything I write.  You and all your anonymous online characters, past and present, know this.

So how many anonymous characters have you created so far?  The Chung Lee account was disabled, but have you created others in the past?  You obviously get some kind of enjoyment from creating and defending these characters.

What's the overall purpose of this practice?  And would you say that the purpose is being fulfilled in a meaningful way?  I mean, meaningfully enough to warrant the continued effort to overcome the anti-trolling efforts in place to prevent your frequent violation of the commenting guidelines.

Chung do you actually believe that you're battling for some kind of left-wing ideology?  If so, what does it say that you choose to do this in the darkness of anonymity?  Wouldn't it stand to reason that you'd be proud to stand up for what you believe in rather than leave the task to an anonymous online character that you've created?

You're a very interesting person, Chung.

 

Return of Dragon

You have no reason to think that Chung Lee and Return of Dragon are the same people.  Just because they both challenge you and your lack of knowledge and logic doesn't mean they are the same person.  I have noticed that Chung Lee has not posted in a while.  I just did not know that he was banned and I find it interesting that you know he was banned and did not just move on.  I thought he just quit posting after you made him the Whispering Coward in the middle of the night after Stormy wanted to meet and fight him. 

Seems odd that Chung was kicked off and the person who wanted to physically fight was not removed or admonished!  Just curious......Bryan don't you think you should of had the courage to call out stormy?  How come you call those on the left trolls for name calling when Winston is by far the most frequent name caller?  Do you lack the courage to call out somebody just because they agree with your point of view?

By the way, I decided to start posting for my own reasons.  I especially enjoy mocking those with the strongest opinions and fewest facts.  I am sorry that you have become a target.  I can only suggest that you put more thought into your comments and less ideology in your rants..

Bryan Dubois

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Return of Dragon

Thank you moderators for removing those trollish personal attacks.

Bryan Dubois

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Return of Dragon

I read the blog and I thought it was pretty cowardly that the blogger did nothing when those threats were made so that is why I remember that something like that sticks out in my memory.  Like I said before, I thought he got tired of toying with you. Just because I remember that shouldn't make me another victim of that witch hunt.  I do find it amusing that Chung Lee would point out your ignorance and instead of defeating him with words and ideas...... you had to have him removed from commenting!

I am not angry with the Register for taking Chung Lee away from the people. It is their choice to do so but clearly shows their bias when they have posters on the right that do far worse and they continue to blog. I think a lot of people including myself miss his comments and perspective.  If anybody need a "reality check" it is you "dude".  Trust me "dude" the people at the paper and those that read your blog see you as a joke while you seem to think you are a journalist.  I would find this to be funny if it wasn't so sad.

brutus smith

 I miss Chung Lee's commenting. It's ironic that someone like Chung who used facts as his basis is removed, and someone like bryan, whose little voice in his head is his basis for "facts" is aloud to continue to blog here.

kURT

I too have had some of my factual statements removed....that's okay.

 

Tells me I'm getting through.

 

Call left, right or whatever....I'm just another who is trying to make my own way through this maze of stuff we call everyday American life.

Return of Dragon

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Salvatore

The Chung Lee account was disabled?  Oy Chung Lee!!!! I was blocked and banned too. Whine and cry like Bruce Willis and maybe the register will let you post comments again. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sgRvDlg6ivE   It worked for me. : )

Bryan Dubois

Best line of the night:  "You called me Chung Lee.  I am Return of Dragon."

Picture me laughing out loud!

Return of Dragon

At what point does Dubois get banned for violation of posting rules?  2 posts in a row had to be removed for trollish attacks.  Can we have discussions without personal attacks?

Return of Dragon

I would like to see Chung Lee back on the blog but apparently there were some that found him to be more than they could handle.  The reasons for his departure are appearing to be rather weak especially since the blogger has had 2 posts removed in a row!  This is too funny.  I wonder if the police ever investigated the threats made by stormy.  I have seen stormy post recently so apparently he was not banned.

Return of Dragon

If you got nothing........... laugh!

Bryan Dubois

If somebody says something really comical, point it out and.......... laugh!

Anyway, would there be a point to debating an anonymous commenter who isn't even forthright about his identity?

brutus smith

 If you don't like anonymous commentators on here, may I suggest bryan you don't blog on here anymore. If you don't want to play by the rules go somewhere else. PLEASE!

Bryan Dubois

Brutus,  if I don't like something, I'll work to change it.

Return of Dragon

LAUGH ALERT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

The guy who says this:

"Anyway, would there be a point to debating an anonymous commenter who isn't even forthright about his identity?"

This coming from the same guy who cites anonymous sources for his hack job on the school levy!  Now he is against anonymous commentors?  Just curious, are we looking at the source or the validity of the information?  By the way Brutus, nice twist..... I have heard this "Journalist" say "if you don't like it....leave"........ maybe he will take his own advice.  I doubt he will because he seems to have rules for himself and those that agree with him and rules for those who are informed, use facts, and do not share his beliefs.

 

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thinkagain
It's funny how b smith can talk about playing by the rules, when he/she/it gets deleted more than anyone. 
brutus smith

 thinkagain, you don't see me crying like a baby about it do you? So bryan, when you were in the military did you try to change the rules or play by them?

MoonDog44870

 I don't know whether or not journalism can ruin a community but the article does go a long way in reinforcing my notion that a handful of idiots can ruin a blog. I am so tired of every political article becoming a platform for Winston Smith, Goofus and Brutus reciting more of their used up mundane talking points. Do these guys have them as hotkeys? Just more partisan drivel with every article, never anything funny, nothing novel or new, no comic relief just the same old interchangeable catch phrases about Obama. The only person on here that was at all creative and thus worthy of contribution was that Chung Lee with his Man Friday Routine.

6079 Smith W

@ MoonDog44870, et al:

MoonDog? Been watching old Gidget movies?

That's the best username you could come up with? The log shows that you're a newbie. I highly doubt it.  

Complimenting CL's use of racist Charlie Chanish pidgin "Engrish" eh? 

Confucius say: “Never approach a bull from the front, a horse from the rear or a fool from any direction.”

Have a great day sunshine.

 

Return of Dragon

Winston can you show me the value in your last comment?  On the surface it appears to be nothing but trollish attacks.  Maybe Dubois might want to step up and take a position on this?  I doubt he will but I thought I would throw that out there.

6079 Smith W
@ ROD, et al:   Did you snicker and rub your greasy little paws together when you wrote that?   So when I respond in kind from name-calling and innuendo I’m a troll?     ROD: "Mommy, Winnie insulted me!"    ROD’s Mommy: "What were you doin' to him?"   ROD: "Nuthin"   LOL  

Here's a suggestion: Why don’t you upgrade the quality of the comments, set a better example and show me exactly how it should be done sunshine.

I wish you a great day as well.

 

Return of Dragon

You are the only one name calling and the only one "wanting it both ways",  Clearly you don't let the reality or the facts get in the way of your opinions.

goofus

Good Morning Chung Lee.

MoonDog44870

 wow that is the fourth time today that i have completely changed my political orientation due to profound and intelligent comments on a blog. Thank you so much. Your days of sitting around and bickering have paid off. I am now going to join the teaparty, oh wait I did earlier, I just got converted to something else on the Fremont news Messenger blogs.  You people are really some pointless and pathetic people. I do wonder how longer that Winston Smiths anti-semetic slander, a la Protocols of the elders of Zion, just in time for the high holy days will be tolerated. 

Pundit

- I own you Bryan. If my post was so false why the hundreds of words long response?-

Of course, regular SR readers will recognize the above passage as a parody of a typical Dubois response to criticism from yours truly.

"You're injecting that falsehood into the post.  Why?  (You won't answer that and I think we both know why.)"

I think this passage sums up the typical Dubious writing style in both form and content: a false premise, a delusional question, and a petty assertion topped off with keyboard courage. Of course I won't answer the question and we do both know why, because I did not "inject falsehood" (love the phrasing).

 "Oh, that's priceless.  Suddenly this anonymous commenter has a problem with the idea of anonymous sources."

I am clearly implying that you made up the false gossip you spread in your post rather than any attack on using anonymous sources.

Look I could go on and on with your response but I got stuff to do.

Bryan Dubois

Pundit,

You claimed that I referred to Gunner's response as a "victory."

That's a falsehood.

The rest of your response is pure nonsense. 

Go take care of your stuff and stop back in again when your obsession gets the best of you!

Moondog,

Good point.  That's one of the things I love about the dialogue in the comments:  There is always such newness, such insight in the constant restating of the same tripe over and over again!   Welcome to the party.

Stormy,

Hey, I guess I'm supposed to tell you to be nice, because I guess that's my responsibility or something.  Welcome back.

stormy

R.o.D.:  In response to your post from two days ago at about this time, there was no threat for the police to investigate.  An offer to fight is not a threat.

Y'know, for someone who ISN'T chung, you sure seem to know and care a lot about his feud with me.  You actually seem a bit...shall we say...obsessed.  Most curious, and all the more so for two reasons: (1) the feud ended some time ago, and (2) you only started commenting after he disappeared.  The logical conclusion is that you may indeed be the individual previously known as chung.  Am I certain of that?  Nope.  Do I care whether you are said person or not?  Double nope.

Some of you nice folks would no doubt like to revisit the feud, but let me save you the time and trouble.  My offer to fight was childish, stupid, and contrary to the principles by which I've tried to live for most of my life.  And of course, had I gone through with it, I could've been arrested.  Fighting is illegal, even between two willing participants.

Why wasn't I banished?  I don't know; perhaps because I ADMITTED that I'd gone over the line.  I don't recall anyone else on here ever doing so, and certainly not chung. 

Well, that's all for now.  Stay warm, y'all.

stormy

Mr. Dubois:  Thanx for the welcome back, but I never left.  I've just been posting less often.  Why?  Because there hasn't been much new material to comment on.  Hell, it's the same old, same old, over and over.  Bush-this, Obama-that.  Dumbocrats are morons; Repukes are evil.  Borrrrring!

Bryan Dubois

Oh, I hear ya.

Kottage Kat

Stormy,

My favorite sparring partner, sans the name calling, I too have missed you ore on ye ole NR. The cats are well, and I still debate with the cheese on occasion. I too Welcome you back.  Looking forward to again having some memorable moments.

Bryan, I still remain a conscientious commentor, and loved it when someone called me a liberal, that had me rolling. Just havin fun watching the balderdash.