Jun 292015
 
  • The Real Royal Emperor

    Inconceivable things happened last week. Wondrous things. Pivotal things. With the Stars & Bars coming down across much of the South, with the recognition that some form of universal health care is at long last a reality in our nation, with the abolition of yet another form of institutional discrimination and with that amazing eulogy in Charleston, I wrote of a New America. I recognized when I did that that I might be experiencing the exuberance of the moment. Yet, in those wondrous quiet reflective hours of Sunday night, I think I came to recognize that what happened this past week has not only redefined who we are now but will define who we will be as a nation and a people for the rest of the century. It was a 1960’s redux. Much as the 1980’s were a 1950’s redux, we probably have a period of retrenchment facing us, but there’s really no going back. Blessedly.

    I elect to go forward. When I returned to this site, it was because it seemed to have become a stale place inhabited by three sorts of creatures: (1) very angry people at odds even with America as it was before the week (2) an adoration cult of All Things O’Reilly and (3) Cecelia. It seemed to need new lifeblood. That was presumptuous of me. If the discourse had been limited to just a few and if it had become numbingly predictable, the site was a comfort zone for some. A place immune from the discomfort of new or different ideas for some and a simple fan club for others. Since everyone needs to be somewhere, that’s not necessarily a bad thing.

    But, even at my age, I am eager to explore the New America. That won’t happen here. So to the extent I have been the source of some discomfort for some, that will end. To be sure, I’ll miss some of the discussions, I’ll miss the new found joy of the absurd speculation about ways in which human sexual expression will expand, and I will miss all the creative and unchecked personal slanders and slurs directed at me. But, the Shining City on a Hill has a new and brighter beacon that calls, and I welcome that light. Adieu.

    -30-

    • Cecelia

      The flag coming down was high time.

      The other thing is too.

      • Nixon – niihpikiiookani

        He’ll be back within a week, at the most.

        • Marty

          Who here said they were opposed to the flag coming down?
          Who here said they were opposed to the Supreme Court decision on gay marriage? If the discussion wasn’t effusive enough, does that make everyone here a closet racist/bigot? What a load of self-righteous claptrap.

          • gcblues

            shhhh just be thankful the self deluded fool may leave.

          • Marty

            The above last good-by is insulting which is par for the course.

          • gcblues

            duh. it is a troll thing. try to remember you are reading the treatise of a very sad, unaccomplished doomed being.

          • Larry Kelly

            Friends, we have come to bury the troll, not to raise him.

          • Cecelia

            He meant my opinion on why Justice Kennedy’s argument is nonsense.

            I suppose it was imputed to everyone just like with every stereotype.

          • gcblues

            you a credit it with too much ability.

          • Cecelia

            You are dead wrong there.

          • gcblues

            no, i am not. the facade was shallow.

          • Cecelia

            The guy can’t recognize a non sequitur. I never credited him with being especially smart.

          • gcblues

            say what?

          • Larry Kelly

            Then it’s all your fault he left? Dang Cecelia, painting us all with such a brush.

          • Cecelia

            You’ve had worse.

          • Cecelia

            I was reading Justice Robert’s argument yesterday and he said exactly what I said about polygamy.

            He said that there is now no logical impediment against it. And in fact, polygamy is a more naturally occurring dynamic than same sex family units.

            You don’t have to be Einstein to discern that.

            I argued that taking away the biological basis for marriage also lakes away any logical impediment to same sex family members marrying (they cannot naturally reproduce).

            If marriage is an entitlement offered to all upon the basis of “happiness” then yes, TRRE will see even more new and exciting things and more pokes in the eye to the traditionism he hates.

            I think Rand Paul has the best compromise at this point. Which is to de-federalize marriage.

          • gcblues

            it is really more simple and self evident. simply look in a mirror and see what biology intended and understand that those with gender pain and issues are real. many have tried to normalize the not normal because of the reasonable pain experienced these people. indeed the pendulum has gone far. when the normalizing of not normals starts to kickback negative effects it will self correct. it is sad that homosexuality is not the same as heterosexuality, but we did not cause that and overlooking it or trying to normalize it ultimately will not work. i am very glad my biology is normal in that respect as i have many other biological errors i must contend with.

          • Cecelia

            Now I’m curious. What would those biological errors be, gc?

          • gcblues

            eating/cooking disorder, various fetishes, musical arrogance, the inability to be serious, a tax form phobia, gringaphobia ……………… the list is long

          • Cecelia

            My husband and I have swam for two hours every day for 30 days because he fears that I won’t have the strength not to drown in 20ft of lake water.

            Phobias are us.

          • gcblues

            he is right.

          • Cecelia

            Only because now I’m so freaking tired.

          • gcblues

            see

          • Marty

            Get some swimmies.

          • Cecelia

            Didn’t work. Are they supposed to go around your ankles?

          • Marty

            On your arms. They are for the kiddies to help them float.

          • Nixon – niihpikiiookani

            TRRE can now feel free to marry his one true love, himself.

            And, I agree with you and Rand Paul.

          • Marty

            I thought you were the only commenter here with any redeeming social value. The rest are stale , angry O’Reilly lovers. The majority of discussions on that topic being initiated by him. Obsess much?

          • Cecelia

            No, I’m the “creature” who’s the weirdest.

          • gcblues

            but not the sickest.

          • Cecelia

            You might have beaten me there.

          • gcblues

            about time

          • Nixon – niihpikiiookani

            No, that would probably be me.

    • Larry Kelly

      Don’t let the door hit your lying arse on the way out.

      • gcblues

        let the political pendulum do it. there is enough political pain and disappointment for all.

        • Larry Kelly

          And as you say that, the Supreme Court nudges the penulum in the opposit direction.

          • gcblues

            every action creates and equal and opposite reaction …. i hope. at worst, consider marriage with your cat.

          • Cecelia

            What do you think that is around his chin?

          • gcblues

            uñas!!!

          • Larry Kelly

            Hello Kitty.

    • jrd

      Real, I see the ego has landed.

    • Fare thee well.

  • gcblues

    today’s ooops is exactly what i said when i first opened this page. funny how people’s minds sync.

  • Larry Kelly

    I think Mr. Concha’s piece also shows the self serving predictions of gloom and death of FNC as old people get older and oldest jump in the grave, are mitigated by unexpected opportunities for exciting talent knocking on Roger’s door.

    • gcblues

      i think he said “my new show is doomed, crushed by a Fox”. lol

  • gcblues

    i could not read it even trying. the point is we have both lived long enough to know every dog has it’s day and no puke goes unpunished. ahhhhh balance grasshopper. i am good with leaving it to karma.

  • Larry Kelly

    Modern day parable: The Boy Who Tweeted “Wolf”.

    • gcblues

      good un

  • Cecelia

    It’s an interesting point at FTV that Stelter wonders at the continued interest in his accidental tweet about Wolf Blitzer, but had O’Reilly done the same about Hannity, Brian would have found it media-news worthy indeed.

    • gcblues

      yes, the article states exactly that.

      • Cecelia

        That’s why I said it was an interesting point.

    • Marty

      Well, duh.

      • Cecelia

        It’s that two steps behind rule again.

    • Marty

      As a former third grade teacher, I agree with Mrs. Green.

  • sky303

    Moral of the story … never tweet bad things about Wolf Blitzer

  • Julie Banderas hosting the 2pm hour this afternoon. I wouldn’t mind her doing this five days a week.

    • Nixon – niihpikiiookani

      No offense to Gretchen Carlson, but I much prefer Miss Julie.

  • Where are the Miss USA and Miss Universe pageants going to air now, a right leaning channel?

    • Lurker

      Maybe FOX will pick it up if the ratings are good! But if they were good NBC wouldn’t have dropped it! Hmmm…

  • MSNBC 9/11 truther now says don’t blame those killers for escaping from prison!

    The inmates may not be running the asylum, but they’re hosting shows there.

    • Larry Kelly

      I don’t blame them. All the better to shoot them as should have been the case when found guilty. I blame Gov. Coumo and the chickensh*t prison his people run. As for MSNBC, maybe the idiots there might want to stop watching Locked Up and foster a prisoner.

      • Marty

        Heads need to roll.
        Some will but it won’t be the Gov’s. It’s NY.

        • gcblues

          larry and marty. think one moment of the power of ny public employee unions and think again if you think “heads will roll” or reforms will be made. just 2 words for ya. rubber rooms.

          • Marty

            I’m well aware of that.
            Cuomo established a commission to investigate corruption in Albany. He then put the commission out of commission. Something scared him. The truth.

          • Nixon – niihpikiiookani

            What scared him is that they would discover that he was the biggest crook of all.

          • gcblues

            politicos are for politicos and in ny and cali they are running loose.

    • gcblues

      Good thing the escapees were not black or they would be heroes.

      • Larry Kelly

        And both shooter cops would be under investigation by the Obama Justice Department.

    • Marty

      I dare him to tell that to the residents of upstate NY who have been living in fear for the past three weeks.

    • sky303

      It’s not their fault they escaped … it’s the prison’s fault for being so break out able .. msnbc logic is scary

    • Nixon – niihpikiiookani

      It’s time for MSNBC to hand Touré a cup and ask for a sample. You simply don’t come up with crap like he does on pure air.

  • Today’s most popular links:
    5 bad spell
    4 oops
    3 conflict of interest
    2 the twitter trap
    And the most popular link in today’s links…
    1 Tom Shillue, Julie Roginsky signal a new generation of FNC stars.

    • Joe Concha

      Haven’t enjoyed victory this much since winning the Hoboken Beer Pong Tournament in ’04…

  • Nixon – niihpikiiookani

    Hopefully, the troll will finally keep his word and stay gone. but I wouldn’t bet on it. That said, I will never attack my fellow posters or make insulting remarks towards any of them. I consider all of you my friends.

    • Cecelia

      If you read Mediaite you’ll see that TRRE is there exploring the wonderous new America by issuing insult after insult to fellow posters and running down the Palins.

      It’s a new dawn, indeed…

      • Larry Kelly

        New dawn. Old troll. Same tricks.

      • Marty

        He’s only responding to “inbred conservatives”.

      • Nixon – niihpikiiookani

        He’s keeping it classy, as usual. He’ll be back here to harass us within a week. And deny he ever said that he was leaving.