Hey, 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.
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.
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!
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! 🙂
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!
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.
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.
Javaz, this song’s for you!
I wish we had DSL to hear it!!!
Tell me, what was it?
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.”
Speaking for myself, your opinion, javaz, has been very much appreciated!!
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.
Mo, great to see you here. Welcome to the Planet!
How have you been?
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?
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.
See, that’s what I admire about your posts!
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:
Again, wonderful to see you here, I think you’ll enjoy it here on The Planet.
Wow, this place is cooking now.
Welcome Mogamboguru. You will be very very happy indeed here on the Planet.
See you later.
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!
Hello Mo. Welcome to the pending-free planet. Your post sounds intriguing!
Wait, don’t go!
How do you make the little sunglasses?
My German is lacking, so good night or bon soir!
(lived in France for 2 years, plus my first language was Canadian French, but not in spelling!)
Here, let me help you javaz, it’s Gute Nacht.
Or in German it would be – Donkey shane!
I have no umlauts so I won’t spell it out today.
Kalima, I’m disappointed. I was going to ask you for an avocado and cheese umlaut!
Well seeing as it’s you who is doing the asking my friend, give me a chotto/sec and I’ll see what I can rustle up for you. Hang about mate! 🙂
You can probably help me.
I only speak Cree French! 😉
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.”
But first I have to fuck you unconscious. Because, that’s what drones do to bees… 😉
You know what skunks do to chimps when they come up from behind…?
I have long been your fan on HP, and I am thrilled to see you here.
(just don’t post anything i disagree with)
LOL! I almost wrote that too!
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.
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.
Hot damn! You found us!
And of course you can post as many of your doltish opinions as you want to! Bwaaaaaaaaaaaaaaahahhahhahhahaaaaaa!!!!!
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.
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.
And welcome to the Planet!
Your sentiments about Darth are shared by many!
Hi WLA. Good to see you and welcome aboard.
There are instructions for using Gravatar to load an av up above, I believe in the “FAQ” section.
Technically challenged am I, but I did it, and so will you!
Kid meal prep time for me now, but hope I see you tonight. Come back.
oh, and also Cheney’s mother for making a poor decision.
There he is! Hey WLA, glad to see ya here! Welcome to The Planet!
Here are the directions from the FAQ:
This site uses Gravatars, which are avatars\images you assign through Gravatar
Thank you AdLib et. al. I will do that.
LOL. It’s very satisfying to finally be able to post that isn’t it?
Fuck him right up the ass with a chain saw!
Bon apres midi, Pepe!
Merci pour le visual.
(and why every time I type Pepe, does it make me laugh?)
zee-hee – my laugh in francais!
Waste of a chainsaw blade.
ee’d you back.
I respectfully disagree.
You may do that here.:-)
A simple, inexpensive zip lock bag placed over the head could be just as effective, without that messy clean up.
OK, throw in some duct tape too.
(love the edit button fyi, excellent for typos)
Yes, well, economics be damned in this case. 😉
Pepe, I’m shocked, SHOCKED.
“… to find gambling going on in this establishment…”
“…your winnings, sir.”
He might like that! 😎
Welcome to the Planet, WLA!
Welcome! Another familiar and respected “face!”
You’ve always liked Mo better!
Now that I think of it, the mo the merrier?
Or the mo, the better?
My husband has big feet and big hands!
I’m one lucky old lady!
WLA, did you off yourself or get banned? Just curious, and feel free to tell me to mind my own business! 😆
oh, and I agree….. fuck Dick Cheney, indeed.
I just kind of wandered over here because Huff was on lockdown… AGAIN. You’ll see more of me.
I asked because I am nosy, checked your profile, and it said it had been removed. Typical huffpo crap.
Welcome to the Planet WLA, long time no see. I hope that you are keeping well?
I am doing very well, Kalima. Good to see you too!
Welcome WLA! I almost missed your post. I hope you are doing well.
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.
Andrea Costello is on the main tonight. Time for a group mug.
Saw her. What happened to LatestinHosiery? hmmmm, hosed?
I’m more up for a “group smug” for AC. What say you?
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.
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.
OK, went back 9 pages. phew.
Is it a Japanese stereo manufacturer with a descriptive term for a young person?
Jeez I hope so.
No, it isn’t. And the similarity was by pure chance!
check your e-mail.
eee’d you back.
See you tomorrow FM.
Cubana is great!
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.
I was wondering why she did that. She was very mysterious about it.
Figures that THAT comment wasn’t moderated but the ones about issues are.
Isn’t LatestinHosiery BJ?
I thought AC?
Was LIH banned yet (she said optimistically)?
Oh, it coulda been. That sock was using “Barry” a lot, and that’s not usually AC’s MO.
I have no doubt AC has multiple socks.
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
LOL…They love drama, I just hope one of them, (a Repug), gets a hernia carrying that stack around, would serv them right…the God I believe in has a great sense of humor, I guess he’s gotta in this day and age!
Don’t bet on it, the have “staff” to do that work. But I sure would like to see Boner pick it up.
Politicians sure do love hearing themselves talk.
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.”
That area of Mich. is a scary place.
Well I see he was ‘raptured’ straight to jail!
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.
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.
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..
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.
Hey Monk Fish! Saw that you had a busy day today..hope all went well…
Lived in Newport for 18 months, then Corvallis for a year.
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.
They’re just using their tried and true “defeat the country” blueprint.
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!
Yeh, what was I thinking..watching C-Span today has fried my brain..These people scare the chit out of me, I’m scared one of them are going to do something crazy one day soon.
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.
Well, that’s good to know.
I don’t give them my actual zip code either. But since Phoenix has 81 zip codes, not to mention the “burbs” you can just grab one and have it be close enough to fit the general IP address.
Sadly, at most times the old Will Rodgers’ line holds true: I don’t belong to an organized party, I’m a democrat.
Oh, I love Will Rogers quotes and Mark Twain.
Beautiful day here, but sheesh, we need rain desperately.
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…
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?
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.
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.
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!
Sorry, didn’t know what happened, see my answer under javaz’s post…lord have mercy on me…LOL
Anyone remember Pat Boone being this whacky?
Talk about hypocrisy!
If you read down to the comments, someone points out the hypocrisy of this teabagger.
You might say…he flipped his wig?
Does this behavior look familiar?
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
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.
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.
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 !
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
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.
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!
Have a good day, stay safe.
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.
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.
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.
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!
Soc.Sec. started out just covering widows and orphans. Now millions are able to live with a modicum of dignity.
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…