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KevenSeven On November - 7 - 2009

DeserveVictoryChurchillHey, I just wanted to thank everyone for making an effort, against the odds of tech troubles.

And doubly so to AdLib, bravo.

I just stopped by Huff.     No threads caught fire this evening.     I think the right people came to play at the planet!

Let’s make this a regular thing, shall we?    And let’s continue to pass the word.

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  1. Mogamboguru says:

    Aha -- as I can see, the old gang is back in town again.

    Howdy, folks! I feel a deja vu, all over again!

    But will it be different this time?

    Won’t it be an “all-smiles, no dissent allowed”-forum again?

    Will I be allowed to post something I feel very important to me, even if I do NOT share the opinion of the majority?

    Something, that might not cover the mainstream?

    Something, you might find to be contrary to your own beliefs, but you would be willing to accept as my personal opinion, which you will discuss with me in all fairness and respect for one another?

    If so, count me in.

    • KQuark says:

      Welcome aboard Mo. No you can say anything you want even if you don’t like the setup here. I for one loved our spirited debates. There is surely a difference in being passionate and being personal.

    • KevenSeven says:

      Hot damn! You found us!

      And of course you can post as many of your doltish opinions as you want to! Bwaaaaaaaaaaaaaaahahhahhahhahaaaaaa!!!!!

    • deygirl says:

      I love your posts on hp. I do not always agree with you, but I have always admired that your points are well thought out. And you have more than once made me look at my own opinion and reexamine. I’m glad to see you here.

    • Kalima says:

      Mo it will be very different, rest assured. You are free to post anything you feel strongly about and of course post your own articles too. No aggression or hostility here, you are free and welcomed to give your opinions here and as I said below, welcome to our Planet.

    • nicole473 says:

      Welcome, Mogamboguru!

      I have long been your fan on HP, and I am thrilled to see you here.

      (just don’t post anything i disagree with)

      JK…. 😆

    • PepeLepew says:

      I was taking big chances dropping hints to you last night…

      …. and, no, you have to agree with everything everyone says.
      And we have to all call each other “drones,” “Dimlibs,” or “dining room tables.”

    • HITO says:

      Wow, this place is cooking now.

      Welcome Mogamboguru. You will be very very happy indeed here on the Planet.

      See you later.

      • Mogamboguru says:

        Javaz, HITO and all the others: Allthough the last experience has made me a little more carefull than I usually am -- I am here.

        So give me a few days to warm up with this place and get used to the habits and people again. But then, I believe, it can be the begin of a wonderful friendship.

        The frigging timezones force me to retire for now.

        But I will be back on board tomorrow again. And soon, I will be able to surprize you quite a bit. You will like it. Stay tuned! 😎

        GN for now, folks!

    • javaz says:

      OMG!
      Welcome Mogamboguru!
      I cannot believe it -- that you are here with us!
      Welcome, my friend, to the Planet POV!

      You probably do not recognize me, but I have been a huge fan of your posts from HP.

      There is freedom on this site and no such thing as pending, or scrubbing.
      As long as members are respectful to each other, and we are except for one troll that visited last week and was chased off with its tail between its legs, everyone is welcome.

      And yes, you certainly can post opposing viewpoints!

      Welcome!

      • Mogamboguru says:

        Thank you for the warm welcome, Javaz! Do I know you under another monicker on Huffy or somewhere else?

        Yes, I’d love to express my opinion free, and take my stand in a good, honest dispute.

        The last time, some people I know thried that on FRT, it dien’t work out to well, because some of the people there were scared of confrontation, but addicted to harmony.

        And, to protect their little treehouse, these people decided to jump everybody, who was not sharing their points of view , their preferences and their opinions.

        I dearly hope, that this won’t repeat itself again here.

        But otherwise, I am full of hope -- as always! :)

        • AdLib says:

          Hey Mogamboguru! So glad to see you at The Planet!

          Your concerns are understandable but The Planet is all about providing an open, unmoderated platform for people to express themselves and their individual POVs.

          This site was founded by me, KevenSeven, Kalima and KQuark which I think should be reassuring that spirited debate and difference of opinion is absolutely welcome here and Freedom of Speech very respected.

          Read the articles and discussions here, the proof is in the pudding. Or in the posting.

          For example, the night of The House’s vote on the Health Care bill, there was a healthy debate on whether The Dems compromised too much.

          Despite strong disagreements, it was a collegial and respectful debate among thoughtful people.

          You can check it out here:

          http://planetpov.com/2009/11/07/the-biggest-vote-of-our-generation/comment-page-3/#comments

          Again, wonderful to see you here, I think you’ll enjoy it here on The Planet.

        • Kalima says:

          Mo, great to see you here. Welcome to the Planet!

          How have you been?

          • Mogamboguru says:

            Too many distractions in my life recently, Kalima. Hakari masda!

            I have to drastically cut the distractions back, to get to the core of my life again. And I am right in the middle of that process, actually.

            But -- Hell: It’s better to get lost and find yourself again, than to never have been yourself at all, right?

            • javaz says:

              Whoa!
              See, that’s what I admire about your posts!

              “It

            • Kalima says:

              I’m sure that you will find yourself again Mo, we all get lost, I’ve been missing in action quite a lot recently but managed to find my path again.

              Relax and look around. Looking forward to your first post.

              Sleep well and see you soon.

              Gute Nacht!

        • javaz says:

          I post on HP under javaz, but I was not part of the “in-crowd” or popular clique.
          Somehow though, I managed to accumulate 105 fans, but hey, I’m accustomed to being ignored!

          I love this site!
          And so will you!

          I have given my opinion here that has not been popular and contrary to the liberal viewpoint, but we’ve had a respectful debate, and it is just wonderful to be able to voice an opposing view without worries of banning or scrubbing or going to pending.

          I’m so happy that you are here!
          And I look forward to reading your posts!

          • AdLib says:

            javaz, your voice is very valued here!

            Such a thought provoking article you posted just today.

            And there are no cliques here nor will they ever be welcome. They’re very shallow and divisive things and there’s no room for them on The Planet.

          • nicole473 says:

            Speaking for myself, your opinion, javaz, has been very much appreciated!!

            • javaz says:

              I wish we had DSL to hear it!!!
              Tell me, what was it?
              Please?

            • escribacat says:

              Oh, I forgot you couldn’t listen. You’re on a phone line, yes? Okay, it’s Roxy Music singing “I’m in with the in-crowd.”

          • HITO says:

            Javaz, I greatly enjoy your posts here.

            I did not know you on the other side.

            I had over 200 fans when I offed myself recently on hp, and upon reflection, how did that serve me? It brought me here, and that is all good.

            • javaz says:

              Hiya Hito!
              How’s the back?

              I pride myself in not getting too involved in personal relationships online and off line.

              Thank you for your compliments!

              Right now, my husband and I are disowned by a nephew in real life (and I’ve been disowned by one of my brothers for the last 6 years), and honest to goodness, we are so removed from it all, but somehow we were thrown into it.

              Whenever family, and trust me, between my family and my husband’s family, we get thrown into a lot somehow by proxy.

              We get family members wanting to tell us the argument, and we shut them right down by telling them we do not want to know.

              Ignorance is bliss, and that is true, but jeepers, I just wish people could leave me out of their squabbles.

              I’m just trying to live my life as best as I can, and bring people up, instead of bringing people down, but somehow I always get caught up in the middle.

              ARGHHH.

  2. WLA says:

    Howdy PlanetPOV. I’ve finally made it around to registering. Can somebody tell me how to make my avatar? Grassy-ass.

    Oh and one more thing…

    Fuck Dick Cheney.

    Thank you.

  3. PepeLepew says:

    I find I’m not missing the endless back-and-forth too much with crazy trolls on HP … though I *do* keep drifting back there to see if I can torment some of them. I’ve started to realize how that became sport for me. After a while, so many of them are just so toxic and unhealthy and consumed with rage, though.

  4. FeloniousMonk says:

    Andrea Costello is on the main tonight. Time for a group mug.

    • HITO says:

      Saw her. What happened to LatestinHosiery? hmmmm, hosed?

      I’m more up for a “group smug” for AC. What say you?

      • PepeLepew says:

        Isn’t LatestinHosiery BJ?

      • FeloniousMonk says:

        I’m not into the effort on the little twit, (did I mean to use an “a” rather than an “i” there?)

        Did you also catch the fact that chasethis is now chasethat?

        Also, if you want to make installing outdoor christmas lights easier, take a look at Fast Trax lighting accessories. You permanently (removeable) put up some buttons on your trim, you put the lights on these plastic rails, and every year you just snap the rails up very quickly. No big hassles. http://www.ezupfasttrax.com/ft.htm

        BTW, if you’ve seen my new sock, send me an email with your guess as to what it is. I’ll hint that the contraction for this one and for that one would be the same.

        • PepeLepew says:

          Chasethis offed herself and changed her name because she accidentally posted a link to her real name and e-mail address! It was actually funny.

        • HITO says:

          wow, three part reply, ready?

          “a” rather than “i”. ROFLMAO.

          Next, yes I saw chase’s comment re the switch. Was disgusted that someone else posted their knowledge, almost in an oversight fashion to the event. I hate when people answer for me, but you knew that.

          Next, only put lights on the many junipers my front-of the house landscaping has. And the moving lit-up deer scene is just precious (LOL). But thanks. I gave up hanging anything off the sofits many years ago when State Farm got very pissed that X shoveled off the 6 feet of snow that piled up over two weeks and almost killed himself doing it.

          Lastly, guess I’m heading back into hp for a bit to find you. Thanks for the hint! I fanned both cubana and chase, cause they rock.

          BRB

  5. bitohistory says:

    One thing that gets me about the stack of papers (the bill?) When the bill is printed out, in that form, it is double spaced, one sided and with margins that take up a 1/4 of the page. “Little Red Ridinghood” would be 6″ printed that way

  6. javaz says:

    One less teabagger on the streets!

    “”A Wisconsin man was sentenced late today in federal court in Jackson to three years in prison for making a threat on the Internet to assassinate then-President-elect Barack Obama.

    Steven Joseph Christopher, 42, faced a maximum five years in prison.

    After a nearly daylong sentencing hearing, U.S. District Judge Henry Wingate imposed the sentence.

    Christopher pleaded guilty in July after Wingate agreed with him that he was competent to stand trial, although the U.S. attorney’s office said a psychologist determined Christopher was mentally incompetent.

    Christopher said he never intended to harm Obama. He said he made the threat to gain attention for his cause that he is the second coming of Christ and the apocalypse is coming in 2012 and much of the world will be destroyed.”

    http://www.clarionledger.com/article/20091106/NEWS/91106033/Man+who+threatened+Obama+sentenced

  7. deygirl says:

    Don’t know how familiar you all are with Oregon, but we’ve had some unbelievable thunderstorms here--ON THE COAST. Reports of a waterspout coming ashore at Roads End, about a half hour north, last night, damaged about a 2 block area of houses. Crazy weather.

    • PepeLepew says:

      Lived in Newport for 18 months, then Corvallis for a year.

    • FeloniousMonk says:

      Hi Deygirl. I remember coming down the Oregon coast around Christmas in 1998 (I believe) on a trip home to AZ to see “family” when I was working in Seattle. This was the really nasty one where sections of the 101 were washing away. We got through Tillamook just before they closed down that section. I forgot which Oregon town it was we had picked a hotel out in, because they accepted pets, and when we drove through we couldn’t find the place. Turned out they had changed the name recently. Glad we had a cell phone to find out. There are a lot of nice things about Oregon, but in some of the most beautiful places there also seem to be some people who would welcome you playing “Dueling Banjos” in the background. But that’s not uncommon, the places I love best in California are the same way.

    • BigDogMom says:

      Wow, never been to Oregon, only as far as Seattle, the northwest coast is beautiful…live by the water on the east coast in CT, we’ve had a couple of waterspouts a annually, but the never come ashore..that’s wierd..

    • javaz says:

      Hey Dey!
      We love Oregon and considered moving up there.
      Have a friend in Eugene and another in Corvalis.
      It’s so pretty up there.
      Love the Columbia River and Multnomah Falls.
      Beautiful state.

  8. BigDogMom says:

    To Monk, if your here, sounds like you are having a busy day. Have you checked HP today? I’ve been on, main thread is connected to C-Span, getting a little boring with the Repugs making complete mess out of the process…but I’ll say one thing, they are organized in their defeat of this bill, too bad the Dems aren’t like them when comes to the success of this bill.

    • bitohistory says:

      Sadly, at most times the old Will Rodgers’ line holds true: I don’t belong to an organized party, I’m a democrat.

      • BigDogMom says:

        Sorry, didn’t know what happened, see my answer under javaz’s post…lord have mercy on me…LOL

      • javaz says:

        Afternoon all!
        Oh, I love Will Rogers quotes and Mark Twain.

        Beautiful day here, but sheesh, we need rain desperately.

        • BigDogMom says:

          We were so organized when it came to electing Obama, what the heck happened? We need to all get on the same page with this healthcare bill…

          • bitohistory says:

            Elections are fun! they “pump you up”
            Legislation is work and boring. I have been in my share of meetings when everyone yelled “Yeah, let’s get this done!” When it comes to doing the work, you can,t get workers to help.

            • BigDogMom says:

              I know the feeling, been on too many non-profit boards. Everyone is gung ho, but three out of 25 boardmembers show up for the work…where’s Rahm in all this, he needs to start kicking butt!

          • javaz says:

            Following what I can off the Internet but almost wish I could see the outrageous Republican behavior.
            Are you watching it?
            And if so, is it true the Republicans shouted down the Democratic women speakers?
            And did Boehner have a melt down?

            • BigDogMom says:

              Afternoon javaz, watched it on and off, I was getting too agitated with the idiots, (Repuplicans), that I had to turn it off!

              Yes they did, mostly male Republicans, but they stuck some female Repubs in…how could they do that, they looked and acted like fools.

              Missed BoneHead, as I call him, saw all of the ones from the great state of Texas though! Bonehead sent in all the lackys to do his work.

    • deygirl says:

      They’re just using their tried and true “defeat the country” blueprint.

      • FeloniousMonk says:

        I was in and out in about 5 minutes time. I just cannot deal with a lot of it right now. I’d have to create a half dozen throw-away socks to get through the day as I’d probably get “deactivated” for telling some people of(f) in no uncertain terms.

        BTW, since HP doesn’t require verification, you don’t need a real e-mail to create a sock, just something that sounds good. Also, if you ever remove your own profile that e-mail address you used is still in their database and you cannot create another profile using it. Hopefully most people fake them, otherwise Google is getting a ton of new accounts which were created only for one purpose.

      • BigDogMom says:

        Hey deygirl, stepped away for a moment…this ‘defeat the country’ thing is getting real old…I wish some of these t-bagger’s would get some sense and see this party for what they really are!

      • bitohistory says:

        Hey! deygirl

  9. javaz says:

    OMG!
    Anyone remember Pat Boone being this whacky?
    http://www.alternet.org/blogs/peek/143793/pat_boone_wants_to_rid_the_white_house_of_%22vermin%22/#more

    Talk about hypocrisy!
    If you read down to the comments, someone points out the hypocrisy of this teabagger.

    • bitohistory says:

      Hey all, Back again. Can you believe that John Dingell’s father was the main sponsor of Truman’s health care bill and now as “Dean of the House” he has to put up with this immaturity to get it passed now? The bill is in his name.
      Sad, sad, sad.

      • BigDogMom says:

        Hey, just stopped back too, didn’t know that, how ironic…been checking C-Span on and off, this is ridiculous. I just hope when comes election time the Dems use some of this crap against them.

        • escribacat says:

          I’m tired of the debate. I wish they would just VOTE.

          Hey BDM, here’s my email:

          canneturn@gmail.com

          • BigDogMom says:

            This is like watching paint dry, with a lot more aggravation…thanks for your address, I need to ask what’s going on with a few at HP.

            Here’s my e-mail:

            Parkingtonboat@aol.com

            • bitohistory says:

              This is pretty exciting compared to the Senate :-)
              (This is warming, people exchanging e-mails on this site. Would you dare on HP?)

            • BigDogMom says:

              Sorry about that…escribcat, I think wants to tell me something and this is not the place for it…but no way would I do that on HP, you guys here I trust…

        • bitohistory says:

          hey BDM, Every year on the first day of the session, he and his father would offer a bill calling for universal healthcare. Amazing that we may be getting close to some coverage for the people.

          • BigDogMom says:

            That’s right, now I remember, The Dingle Bill…sometimes I’m a little dense…I am praying that we get something. Over at HP a poster said that Soc. Security start out small and then was improved, let’s hope we get something, then we can go from there!

            • bitohistory says:

              Soc.Sec. started out just covering widows and orphans. Now millions are able to live with a modicum of dignity.

            • BigDogMom says:

              Well there hope for us, something will get through and if the Republicans keep acting like they are, they will splinter and hopefully be out. Then something more could get done…

    • BigDogMom says:

      The first thing that came to my mind was….’what dicks’…they are going to try every tatic to delay and derail the inevitable…this is getting as bad as the British Parliment

      • kesmarn says:

        Looks as though I’m gonna have to start heading in to the hospital, unless I get a last minute on-call reprieve.
        Hope to be back later!

      • kesmarn says:

        Who would have thought that elected reps would turn into--yes, I’m gonna use the term--teabaggers?

        I think the British Parliament--rowdy as it can get--at least has the decency to debate, rather than just resorting to noise making. These guys are like howling 3 year olds.

        • BigDogMom says:

          Tried to watch C-Span, but got too frustrated with them…this party is nuts, they are delaying just to delay…do they really remember how to debate civilly? They’re just a bunch of thugs, school yard bullies.

          • GreatGrannie says:

            Same here..I became so frustrated with the rethugs, I finally had to turn C-Span off. All the rethugs are interested in doing is to delay any proceedings connected to health care reform. The patience the chair showed is something I would not have been able to muster under the same circumstances. I would have preferred socking the rethugs in the mouth !

            • BigDogMom says:

              Bless his heart…I would have been dragged away in cuffs…they have no respect for the process, for civil debate and for our country…this is all game to them…it’s so sad

            • GreatGrannie says:

              I wish that there was some procedure for the Sergeant-at-arms to drag these rethugs out of the chamber. Respect and civil debate are words that are not in rethug vocabulary.

  10. BigDogMom says:

    Looks like ya’all had a great night last night…next time I’ll try to stay awake! Glad there’s a better planet to go to now…keep up the good work…

    • javaz says:

      Morning/afternoon BDM!

      Hey, the owners of that pitbull packed up and moved in the middle of the night last week!
      The house is empty and we are guessing it’s a rental.
      Coincidence?
      Not sure, but can’t say am sorry to see them go!

      • escribacat says:

        They sound like they are well rid of!! I’ve had several episodes of off leash pits charging at me and my dogs as we walk down the sidewalk. Luckily there haven’t been any attacks.

      • BigDogMom says:

        Good for you, I wonder if something else happened regarding their dogs…well at least you can walk your dog in peace now…good

  11. bitohistory says:

    See ya all in a while, need to go to the store.
    My car and chauffeur should be here soon.

  12. nikki2009 says:

    Hi everyone!! Just want to say a big thank you to whoever started this site! Just found out about it on HuffPo. I am new here (just registered today) and intend to switch from HP! THANK YOU!! :-)

  13. KevenSeven says:

    I dig the graphic!

    I think I have an avatar!


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