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Coondog
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Re: Is Rockbridge Wonderful, Nuts, or Evil?

Postby Coondog » 2011 Nov 02 11:22

Amy,

You really must get over this obsession with this guy. He's just doing a good PR job.

Besides......who reads anything in the Rockbridge Weakly beyond checking to see if anybody you know got arrested?

Coondog :coffee:

And, of course, making sure I'm not in the obituaries.

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Local Publications

Postby Amy Probenski » 2011 Nov 04 20:56

You are probably right. And yes, the pleasure I derive from seeing my name not in the obituaries seems only to grow with time.

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Postby Firebringer » 2011 Dec 27 07:33

I didn't think anybody read that paper, as it is the worst one in the commonwealth.

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Postby Buck Turgidson » 2011 Dec 27 13:39

Here are my views on our local publications:
  • News-Gazette. The oldest newspaper, a kind of standard for the area. It's competent but so boring the reader may contemplate suicide. It never takes a position on anything controversial for fear of offending a subscriber, reports only "pleasant" parts of news stories, and often leaves the reader wondering, "What in hell really happened here?" The online photographs stink, deliberately smudged so they can sell sharp versions that I doubt anybody buys.
  • Rockbridge Weekly. Newer and more complete in its news coverage, not a bad paper for keeping informed, with better online photographs. Its publisher is a strident ideologue so his editorials mostly make no sense at all and it has too many columns by similar ideologues. The reader is often left with an impression that he is reading the propaganda organ of a political party.
  • Rockbridge Advocate. Enlightening, entertaining, and provocative. It mostly answers the questions people have about what is really going on, brittle sensitivities be damned. It's head and shoulders the best we have. Because it is published only monthly with very small staff, it is limited in its ability to keep the reader up-to-date, and its web presence is minimal.

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Re: Local Publications

Postby fangz1956 » 2012 Mar 06 16:49

Kudos to Mr. Harwood and The Advocate on their most recent issue that takes representatives in Richmond to task over their focus on divisive social issues. The Letter From the Editor is outstanding. I deeply appreciate the article outlining the co-patronage of bills introduced in this session of the General Assembly.

Thank you Mr. Harwood for holding their feet to the fire. A real journalist doing his job is wonderful sight to behold.

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Re: Local Publications

Postby Coondog » 2012 Mar 07 11:50

Amen to that! :clap:

What struck me the most was the statements from Cline concerning his co-patronage of HB-462.
I didn't think it (transvaginal ultrasound) was an invasive procedure.

The article also says he didn't realize the bill would mandate it in most cases when he signed on to it.

Wouldn't it be prudent for the co-sponser of a bill to at least be knowledgable of what it's about and what it does?

I believe I'll attempt to ask Mr. Cline that very question the next time comes to town.....as this is probably the most glaring admission of incompetency I've ever heard!

Coondog :hum:

Likely to be ejected from the town hall meeting

And.....if, as Mr. Cline is reported to have said, he's more concerned about issues that will bring more jobs to the state than social issues, how come his first priority (HB-1) was an idiotic social issue? Does he believe we're as stupid and uninformed as............he is?

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...rape vs making love...

Postby Crux » 2012 Mar 07 12:05

An image of one's child is a picture worth 1,000 words, and might be an educational eye-opener. :baby:

As to the editorial, when referring to a TVU as "rape", the analogy could be carried forward.

The abortion, which involves a TVC (trans vaginal cannula) would then have to be referred to as, "making love".

Hardly Mr. Harwood. :nono:
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Re: Local Publications

Postby Coondog » 2012 Mar 09 12:52

Thank you, crux, for that splendid example of incoherency.

The difference between rape and making love involves the element of consent, I would imagine.

The third circumstance which is that to which you disingenuously refer is called Medicine!

So.....the next time one of your hypocritical jackoff republican buddies likens health care reform to "coming between a doctor and a patient" he should be questioned as to exactly what he means by "coming" prior to his receiving a giant rectal probe with a Saguaro Cactus.

You may enjoy one also! :thumbup:

Dr. Coondog, SPCA

The crackpots behind the ultrasound scam (external or otherwise) exemplify a fourth contingency illustrated by suing the federal government over mandated necessary health care while mandating unnecessary healthcare procedures......that fourth contingency is called a Douche!

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Silly Season

Postby Crux » 2012 Mar 09 14:21

coondog wrote:Thank you, crux, for that splended example of incoherency.

The difference between rape and making love involves the element of consent, I would imagine.

Exactly the inference. No consent for the TVU is "rape" so, the consent for the TVC is "making love"?

Hardly on either account.

I was clear... :sleepy:
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Re: Local Publications

Postby Coondog » 2012 Mar 09 16:03

No crux!

It's not an either-or proposition. There are lots of consensual things that go on down there that constitute neither rape nor making love.

Either you already know that and are simply advancing a nonsensical argument for niusence sake, or you have no knowledge whatsoever of female nether regions in which case you should stick to mischaracterizing economic issues and governmental policies.

Coondog :violent1:

The big question is: "Why the obsession with the female reproductive system?" Sounds like somebody didn't get breast fed!

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'dog,

Postby Crux » 2012 Mar 09 17:41

Your disrespect and insults aside, I was responding to the praise of the editorial in the Advocate, which referred to a TVU as a "RAPE". I am merely being critical of the analogy as put forward, and praised on this forum. I am simply sarcastically being critical. I have made my point and am satisfied with the outcome. I will not insult you further, apparently, by being so levelheaded.

You are just the perfect progressive man. :hello2: Thanks for your tolerance and bravery...

It is funny how you and the "wise" dude leap about and spin!

(foe filter...what a hoot)
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Disagreement noted

Postby Coondog » 2012 Mar 12 12:13

Presumably your disagreement with the Advocate article revolves around this statement: "......forcing something into a person's most private parts is rape."

As I see it, the key element here is the term "force" which, again pertains to the concept of consent. Whether that consent involves medical appropriatness or just plain fun is of little consequence.

As I understand your perspective, cramming something into YOU against your will and without your consent would NOT constitute rape. I wonder what you WOULD call it? Making Love?

Coondog :beatdead:

“The ability to make love frivolously is the chief characteristic which distinguishes human beings from the beasts."
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Big Progressive Socialist Man (dude)

Postby Crux » 2012 Mar 12 20:54

Planned Parenthood abortion services information hotline:

Patients who have a surgical abortion generally come in for two appointments. At the first visit we do a health assessment, perform all the necessary lab work, and do an ultrasound. This visit generally takes about an hour. At the second visit, the procedure takes place. This visit takes about an hour as well. For out of town patients for whom it would be difficult to make two trips to our office, we’re able to schedule both the initial appointment and the procedure on the same day.

Medical abortions generally require three visits. At the first visit, we do a health assessment, perform all the necessary lab work, and do an ultrasound. This visit takes about an hour. At the second visit, the physician gives the first pill and directions for taking two more pills at home. The third visit is required during which you will have an exam and another ultrasound.”
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Take er easy there pal with all the anal references, k?
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So What?

Postby Coondog » 2012 Mar 13 12:45

You still don't get it and probably never will.

Conservatives blather about Health Care Reform placing beaurocrats between doctors and patients (which it doesn't), but when it comes to their favorite obsession, government overreach is not an issue.

With regard to the invasive type of ultrasounds without consent, the question is moot in VA.....much to the chagrin of legislators who pander to fundamentalist religious moralists and of would-be Vice Presidential nominees. The puritanism remains.

When, how and whether or not a medical proceedure is necessary is a decision for the professionals involved, not bible-thumping fruitcakes like McDonnell and his mentors at the Christian Broadcasting College of Hypocracy.

Coondog :lol:

Hows that Jobs Jobs Jobs thing working out?

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Re: Local Publications

Postby Wise One » 2012 Mar 18 22:19

The Doonesbury series last week on the subject of Republican overreach into medicine was wonderful. View the entire 6 day series, March 12-17.

It's hard-hitting and hilarious.

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Re: Local Publications

Postby Buck Turgidson » 2012 Mar 26 10:41

Here's one of those rare cases, well kind of, where Jerry makes a little sense:
How To Lose The Presidential Election by By Jerry E. Clark
... one of the best ways for the Republican Party to lose the next presidential election would be to allow it to be equated with nitwits like Rush Limbaugh and other whacko, ultra right-wing conservative pundits. Rush Limbaugh speaks only for himself. He is not a GOP leader. He is not a GOP strategist. He is a loud-mouth, under-educated radio entertainer and rants like the one he issued last week about the law student who testified about contraception is a perfect example. Calling her a “slut” was not just ridiculous, it was outrageous and totally ignorant. It is just these kinds of statements which will drive away independents by the tens of thousands...

Sorry, Jerry. That horse got out of the barn more than a decade ago. Rush Limbaugh = Republican Party = Rush Limbaugh. They are all a crazed bunch of malevolent nut jobs and richly deserve political obscurity.

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Intellectual Dishonesty

Postby Crux » 2012 Mar 26 11:42

So, BUCK, Al Sharpton=Democrat Party=Al Sharpton? Grow up as you grow old my friend... The ISSUE of a President through the head of HHS DECREEING that all PRIVATE health insurance companies provide "FREE contraception with no co-pay" is pathetic. Admit it and move on.

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Re: Local Publications

Postby Sam » 2012 Mar 26 12:06

Haven't been on in a long time, and no I didn't slink away with my tail between my legs. My son has been very sick and we weren't sure if he was going to make it.

But had to say that all democrates are all a crazed bunch of malevolent nut jobs and richly deserve political obscurity. May I also add that Bill Mahar made some very crude comments on numerous occasions on Sarah Palin and no one has castigated him.
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Re: Local Publications

Postby Coondog » 2012 Mar 26 16:05

Welcome back to the fray, Sam. And hopefully, things are better in your realm.

I'm surprised, but glad, to find out that you watch Bill Mahar.

That may or may not legitimize your opinion of liberals. I know that 5 minutes of watching Fox News does wonders for reinforcing my opinion of conservatives. Individually, they're tolerable. As a group.....not so much!

Coondog :toothy:

Right wing social enginering is as bad as left wing social enginering
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Wrong, depending. N Gin Ear In (spellin)

Postby Crux » 2012 Mar 26 18:36

coondog wrote:
Right wing social enginering is as bad as left wing social enginering
Newt


MORE moral equivalency. Which national political party is the biggest advocate of Federal Government Power?

Now I don't like giving the Fed more and more NO MATTER WHO is in charge. To me, and to the Constitution, the Federal Powers are extremely limited, ideally. States pick up the rest, but the Greatest Sovereign is:

The People. Each Individual expressing His or Her God Given Rights. :usa2: