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TEA Party Members Are Concerned Citizens

December 27, 2013

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bluesman

Mar-01-14 11:45 AM

Not just because they have oil and gas reserves my uneducated friend. They don't listen to far left kooks like you.

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Regelski

Mar-01-14 11:40 AM

Bluesman: Because they have gas and oil reserves (fracking!) that, despite providing jobs, are ruining the world? I think you should move there; you'd enjoy the weather and the right-wing politics and stop bothering us with your nonsense. What your rhetorical question supposed to prove something. Why don't you send your children to the U. of North Dakota? Or aren't you interested in educational advancement?

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bluesman

Feb-28-14 12:56 PM

Why is unemployment lower in N. Dakota than it is in NY and CA.

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Regelski

Feb-26-14 12:43 PM

Bluesman: 1.Respond to the argument and evidence; om your ultiple readings you seem to be uninformed. 2.The size of a country has no relevant bearing on these issues, any more than the size of a state does in the US. 3.Somebody pays: you can either pay for health care and college education out of your pocket, or rely on free care in both cases (unless you pay more than the 26% as I do in the US, I come out ahead). 4. The US, since Id guess that you've never lived elsewhere, is not the best in the world: not in education, standard of living, health care, infant mortality, happiness index, etc. You just don't know the difference since you're unaware of what other countries have to offer. I've lived in 4 countries, besides the US, and have lots of comparisons: some favor the US, some do not. I'm aware of the differences, you rely on mindless nationalism and American exceptionalism, and you'd like to believe your life is better in the US than elsewhere. Maybe. You'll never know.

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bluesman

Feb-24-14 6:33 PM

I was so bored I had to come back and read it. You posted the same thing 5 times. Do you not know how to work a computer? If you would have posted once, I may have read it sooner. Someone like you must be taken in small doses. A debate on what? How America compares to countries much smaller? Nothing is free. Somebody pays one way or the other. I don't now, nor have I ever hung out in bars. You claim personal attacks are beneath you, and than what do you do. You guess it. Yes This country has many problems, but all things considered, it's the best in the world. It has been weakened, somewhat, by far left loons. Now, I'm going to hit the send button once. And only once. Watch and learn.

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Regelski

Feb-23-14 11:55 AM

Bluesman: "I didn't even read any of that c r a p. I'm sure it was your usual far left garbage." That pretty much sums up the poverty of your thinking: you oppose what you haven't even read. Really a simpleton. You must go to a bar where everyone things the same and reads each others minds. Come out from under the bridge and see the light. The world is a lot less ugly when you're not hiding underground.

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Regelski

Feb-23-14 11:51 AM

Bluesman (and the rest of the Tearepulbicans): apparently you don't resort to reason and facts, and love trading on this site with your latest 'put-down' and bumper sticker mentality. You're obviously a gutless wonder, afraid to stand up under your own name in the public place. The nonsense you offer here, you wouldn't dare to offer in a public forum. You're a coward! Plain and simple-especially the simple part, as in simpleton. Let's hear some arguments, some facts from you, not come-backs that amuse you and your herd.

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bluesman

Feb-18-14 1:58 PM

I didn't even read any of that c r a p. I'm sure it was your usual far left garbage. At least some lefties can say nothing in two lines. It takes you five pages to say nothing. You'll get the hang of it after awhile.

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Regelski

Feb-18-14 12:49 PM

blueman: what planet are you on, or, as a troll, do you lurk under the bridges of rational thinking, awaiting your chance to attack with the latest one-line zinger that you think answers all. What an impoverished mind.

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Regelski

Feb-18-14 12:46 PM

Bluesman: if you're still there. You add nothing to the dialog except venom. Why don't you and the other trolls contend with points raised and instead resort to what you think (as an idiot) to one-line zingers. That's not how responsible people act on important issues. Your troll followers agree with you, it seems, in the absence of evidence: FACT: the US is below average in the world in most of the categories that count in daily life: eduction, health care, "happiness" ratings, you name it. Tell us your facts to the contrary! Really what is your evidence that the US leads, say, in education, health care costs and treatment, social services, and most important, the quality of life. And how would you know about the latter if you've never lived in another country? Your ignorance of what's going on elsewhere in the world is astonishing. Do you have kids in college? What if it were all free? Do you have friends or relative deep into medical debt, if it were all free. E

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Regelski

Feb-18-14 12:46 PM

Bluesman: Why can't you argue the issues? Why the supposedly clever one-liners that dismiss and ignore the issues raised? I'd challenge you to a public debate on these issue, but there's two problems. First, you hide behind you screen name and refuse to take public responsibility for your views. Secondly, the only place you'd feel at home debating me on this is your local barroom. If we can overcome these, how about 'having at it' in our own names on the issues, on this site or in public????? I use my name; why do you hide? Are you ashamed of your views? Or just unable to defend them rationally?

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Regelski

Feb-18-14 12:39 PM

Bluesman: if you're still there. You add nothing to the dialog except venom. Why don't you and the other trolls contend with points raised and instead resort to what you think (as an idiot) to one-line zingers. That's not how responsible people act on important issues. Your troll followers agree with you, it seems, in the absence of evidence: FACT: the US is below average in the world in most of the categories that count in daily life: eduction, health care, "happiness" ratings, you name it. Tell us your facts to the contrary! Really what is your evidence that the US leads, say, in education, health care costs and treatment, social services, and most important, the quality of life. And how would you know about the latter if you've never lived in another country? Your ignorance of what's going on elsewhere in the world is astonishing. Do you have kids in college? What if it were all free? Do you have friends or relative deep into medical debt, if it were all free. E

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Regelski

Feb-18-14 12:39 PM

Bluesman: if you're still there. You add nothing to the dialog except venom. Why don't you and the other trolls contend with points raised and instead resort to what you think (as an idiot) to one-line zingers. That's not how responsible people act on important issues. Your troll followers agree with you, it seems, in the absence of evidence: FACT: the US is below average in the world in most of the categories that count in daily life: eduction, health care, "happiness" ratings, you name it. Tell us your facts to the contrary! Really what is your evidence that the US leads, say, in education, health care costs and treatment, social services, and most important, the quality of life. And how would you know about the latter if you've never lived in another country? Your ignorance of what's going on elsewhere in the world is astonishing. Do you have kids in college? What if it were all free? Do you have friends or relative deep into medical debt, if it were all free. E

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Regelski

Feb-18-14 12:38 PM

Bluesman: if you're still there. You add nothing to the dialog except venom. Why don't you and the other trolls contend with points raised and instead resort to what you think (as an idiot) to one-line zingers. That's not how responsible people act on important issues. Your troll followers agree with you, it seems, in the absence of evidence: FACT: the US is below average in the world in most of the categories that count in daily life: eduction, health care, "happiness" ratings, you name it. Tell us your facts to the contrary! Really what is your evidence that the US leads, say, in education, health care costs and treatment, social services, and most important, the quality of life. And how would you know about the latter if you've never lived in another country? Your ignorance of what's going on elsewhere in the world is astonishing. Do you have kids in college? What if it were all free? Do you have friends or relative deep into medical debt, if it were all free. E

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Regelski

Feb-18-14 12:35 PM

Bluesman: if you're still there. You add nothing to the dialog except venom. Why don't you and the other trolls contend with points raised and instead resort to what you think (as an idiot) to one-line zingers. That's not how responsible people act on important issues. Your troll followers agree with you, it seems, in the absence of evidence: FACT: the US is below average in the world in most of the categories that count in daily life: eduction, health care, "happiness" ratings, you name it. Tell us your facts to the contrary! Really what is your evidence that the US leads, say, in education, health care costs and treatment, social services, and most important, the quality of life. And how would you know about the latter if you've never lived in another country? Your ignorance of what's going on elsewhere in the world is astonishing. Do you have kids in college? What if it were all free? Do you have friends or relative deep into medical debt, if it were all free. E

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bluesman

Feb-10-14 11:31 AM

reggie-What color is the moon on your planet?

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Regelski

Feb-09-14 4:07 PM

Tearepublicans are ideologues who don't begin to understand the ideology they support.In particular, the libertarian/TP party line is a direct descendent of a novelist called Ayn Rand (look her up in Google or Wikipedia). She was an atheist. She taught that "rational selfishness" was good. Congressman Ryan, a devout Catholic, is devoted to her preaching, despite its departure from what Pope Francis is teaching. (Ryan complains that Francis doesn't understand because he's from Argentina: so much for the Universal Church). I hope readers will at least consult Wikipedia on Ayn Rand and her philosophy of "rational selfishness," before they comment further. The TP is an after-birth of Ayn Rand's teaching, though rarely a member has any idea of the atheistic bases: e.g., counter to Christian charity. How ignorant. Tea Kettler's tell me how much you know about Ayn Rand's influence on your thinking? Have you ever heard of her? Shame.

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bluesman

Feb-07-14 4:52 PM

reg-I think if you just look in the mirror, you will see what the rest of us see.

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bluesman

Feb-07-14 12:27 PM

reggie baby-You are one of those kooks who hate our military because they protect what you see as a flawed country. But you enjoy the freedom they provide for your sorry a_s. You talk of other places but you won't go there and stay. Pathetic slime balls like you make me sick. Go find something to do. Open a shade, let some sun in. Get out of mommy's basement. Go join your occupy losers. Again, I don't give my home address to some sewer rat who likely just wants to c r a p in my yard. Which of course, is lucky for you.

monkey-Now read the last two posts. How many are personal attacks. I think I can count on your honesty monkey.

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Regelski

Feb-06-14 12:25 PM

'bluesman: What a sad sack representation of a citizen you are. You have nothing to contribute to our community. You hide behind hour screen name: I don't. You decree my impressions as invalid in advance, without responding their claims: just bull in your back yard to you. You're basically a big mouth with no backing for your opinions: barroom rhetoric, and I suspect you've had a few when you write these execrable (look it up) rants. I'll go to the default position, "try to argue with fools and they call you foolish." You're pathetic. I'd like to meet you in person someday, outside of your favorite bar, to publicly go at these issues. But you won't, because you're a coward, protecting his name behind a charade of an online moniker and arguments you think anyone other than your bar mates will accept. How pathetic. Stand up for yourself: tell us who you are, unless you're ashamed.

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bluesman

Feb-04-14 4:27 PM

Once again, some lefty reported my response to a personal attack. Of course, the personal attack was not reported.

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Monkeyboy

Feb-02-14 3:17 PM

Eagles, I don't get the impression that Regalski dislikes our country but rather is concerned about the areas where we used to lead the world and now have fallen behind. It is not unpatriotic to point out problems and opportunities for improvement. Save your "Love it or leave it" rhetoric for your next Tea Party meeting.

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bluesman

Feb-02-14 12:59 PM

As far as my "bombs" statement, although true, it was half a joke. Regelski was claiming we have fallen behind many countries in most things. I had to remind him that we're still #1 in what is the most important. George Carlin did a great monologue about the subject. "We can't make an AM/FM radio that works in this country anymore, but we can make a bomb that flies up somebody's nose from 8000 miles away."

Yes, it may be the sad truth, but making bombs is far more important than making tv's, cars, radio's, anything you want to name. Our factory workers in Detroit were as important as anybody in winning WW2. They stopped building cars to build tanks. Regelski probably feels the world would be a better place had we not been the first to develope "the bomb." Because "the bomb" saved a flawed country.

And many don't realize this, but even tiny little Jamestown was on the Germans bombing list. Because of our factories.

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EaglesWings

Feb-02-14 8:06 AM

And then you have people like Regelski who speak with a mouthful of marbles and hide their dislike for America behind a screen name. His words express the panic and anxiety that envelop the liberal progressive thoughts and wishes today.

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Monkeyboy

Feb-02-14 1:47 AM

Bluesman, first, I was not on this site for a month so I don't know what your latest argument with Gravel is about. Second, the way I read Regalski's comments, he/she is talking about America, not you, personally. I agree, there is a need for bombs because their are, unfortunately, a lot of bad people in the world, but I would not call bombs a measure of a county's success.

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