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Stop playing God

July 9, 2013

When will we stop condemning others for the same things that most of us do or have done in the past? Is it due to attorneys who offer a person money if they sue another for being offended? Most of u......

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MrShaman

Jul-09-13 6:25 AM

"Ms Deen has worked hard to get where she is, and I applaud her. She has accomplished a lot in her lifetime. I am sure that she did not gain it by suing another." - Ida Temple

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...And, her retirement is long-overdue. I'm sure she's got a "few" buck$ stashed, here-and-there.

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MrShaman

Jul-09-13 6:28 AM

"Personally, I'm confused by the N-word. If I use it (which I don't), I'm castigated..." - Francine

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...And...lemme guess...some o' your "best"-friends are Black, too, right??

I didn't think so.

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eriklatranyi

Jul-09-13 6:30 AM

Compare the treatment of Paula Deen to Alec Baldwin.

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CMReeder

Jul-09-13 6:32 AM

Now there is extortion charges. The more that comes out the worse it gets.

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CaveFelem

Jul-09-13 6:33 AM

eriklatranyi - exactly. That guy can go on rants and spew whatever he wants, and gets a pass. This latest nonsense occurred just as the Paula Deen issue was coming to the forefront. Not one word about his slurs against a gay man.

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GysgtUSMC

Jul-09-13 6:58 AM

Francine don't allow yourself to get upset over it. I allowed him to get under my skin the last two days and it's not worth it. He truly is an angry lonely man. Allow him to rant on. I'm just disappointed some on the left don't call him out for his nonsense. They have to be embarrassed that he is attempting to represent them. I know I would be.

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CMReeder

Jul-09-13 7:24 AM

Sounds to me you are the one who got angry not Shaman. I have disagreed with Shaman but it does not get notice through all the vitriol from the right.

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Kelaine

Jul-09-13 7:32 AM

Francine, I don't know who MrShaman is, nor do I care who he is. But this is the second time that I have seen you post personal information for the sole intent of being cruel and demeaning.

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SteelerFan

Jul-09-13 9:04 AM

Sham is a pitiful, shameful old man. And, also one of the biggest racists in this forum.

Great letter Ida!!

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spike2

Jul-09-13 9:13 AM

Kelanie - if you can't take the heat stay out of the kitchen seems to apply.No one, myself included, really needs to bash anyone. However this is the tone day after day. I guess I am a moderate liberal (as I would crossover for a moderate republican). I said before Shaman should consolidate his thoughts rather than run on posts. I also think Paula Deen should get a pass. I also agree that perhaps blacks shouldn't call each other by the "n" worded, the context is different. Be fair. Caucasians rarely use the "n" word as a term of friendliness, as a group identity, etc. I think this is a bit of, if we can't do it, you can't do it either". Maybe you could understand it in terms of Italians. There are names which we as non-italians should not us, yet there are names they can freely call themselves.

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Kelaine

Jul-09-13 10:29 AM

I disagree Spike. While many of our comments may be ridiculous, stupid or inane (and we all proceed to call each other out on those comments), NONE of our comments should divulge another person’s personal information – such as our address or our relatives.

As to Paula Deen – I didn’t pay any attention to her before, and I don’t any attention to her now. Though I do believe that punishing a person for being honest about language that they used while growing up in the deep South in the middle of the last century is a tad bit like feigning outrage.

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GysgtUSMC

Jul-09-13 11:10 AM

Spike, I believe Shaman's goal is to cause discontent and get under people's skin. I think he gets off on it and feels he succeeds when everyone disagrees and lashes back at him. Personally, I've decided to just ignore him. He really upset me yesterday with his John McCain POW remarks, not because I am a McCain fan but because of the total disrespect he showed. I imagine Shaman to be one of those that picket the funerals of our dead servicemen and women if he knew that they were a Republican. I'm guilty of lashing out on him, but I refuse to allow him to bring me down to his level again. I served to protect his freedom to spew his words, but it doesn't mean I have to listen to them.

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cheyenne

Jul-09-13 11:12 AM

I just read the latest column by Thomas Sowell titled "Who is racist?" Interesting piece from a very wise man who isn't afraid to tell it like it is

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Kelaine

Jul-09-13 11:14 AM

It seems that the S/G agrees with me. The offending comment that crossed the line has been removed. Thank you Sun Gazette.

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SteelerFan

Jul-09-13 11:15 AM

'I also think Paula Deen should get a pass. I also agree that perhaps blacks shouldn't call each other by the "n" word'

I agree Spike.

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GoBB62

Jul-09-13 2:08 PM

"It seems that the S/G agrees with me. The offending comment that crossed the line has been removed. Thank you Sun Gazette."

What was so offensive about it, Kelaine? Someone put hilfirty's name up there & you didn't like it???

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valves

Jul-09-13 4:03 PM

I stopped reading shammy's comments long ago. I just saw who the poster was and hit disagree. Just occurred to me that that's enough for him, he gets off on that. What if we all just simply ignored his rants... no comments in response, no disagrees, no retorts, NOTHING. Maybe that would work...

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MrShaman

Jul-09-13 4:06 PM

"I said before Shaman should consolidate his thoughts rather than run on posts." - spike2

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Ohhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh...so, I shouldn't be ALLOWED to respond to individual posts...like everyone-else does??

Hey...if people (here) don't want to be eviscerated, come AT me with some facts to support your arguments.

Like a friend o' mine once said...."It's not difficult to look like a genius...when you're surrounded by idiots."

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MrShaman

Jul-09-13 4:21 PM

"Spike, I believe Shaman's goal is to cause discontent and get under people's skin. I think he gets off on it and feels he succeeds when everyone disagrees and lashes back at him." - GysgtUSMC

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Not at all! My greatest enjoyment is exposing "conservatives"/T-Baggers for the know-NOTHING clowns they are!! If their PREFERENCE is to remain totally-clueless/ignorant, I can't be blamed for that.

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GysgtUSMC

Jul-09-13 4:36 PM

He won't go away Valves. His narcissism won't allow it.

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spike2

Jul-09-13 4:40 PM

Kelanie, if the demeaning info was on the front page of this very paper, and if Shammy is Hikfirty, doesn't everyone already know. Presumably we all read the paper. I agree as to addresses. i also think it is a bad practice generally. We have all come to know each other, for better or worse. We don't know who reads and never comments. Those who use their own names invite any responses they receive. Public records are public records.

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CMReeder

Jul-09-13 4:56 PM

We don't know each other what we have is an opinion about each other.

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MrShaman

Jul-09-13 5:06 PM

"He won't go away Valves. His narcissism won't allow it." - GysgtUSMC

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LOL!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

A jarhead...accusing ME of narcissism??!!!

LOL!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

That IS funny!!

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JohnZook

Jul-09-13 6:58 PM

Valves- I actually do that except that I saw my name in his post.

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CMReeder

Jul-09-13 8:33 PM

So you don't use another poster's name in any of your posts to get their attention.

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