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Diplomat
Nov 10th 2008, 12:29 PM
http://special.cjonline.com/stories/110908/loc_353922770.shtml

buckpasser
Nov 10th 2008, 12:34 PM
Another cut-and-paste thread starter Diplomat grabbed from The Drudge Report?

This is where Dip got his, 'B Girl' thread.

buckpasser
Nov 10th 2008, 12:39 PM
http://openline.medialine.com/search.php?searchid=65312


Take a look at the threads started by Diplomat.

Those of us who read the Drudge Report will notice a striking similarity to that site, and the threads started by Diplomat.

You can draw your own conclusions as to Diplomat's journalistic standards. Somewhere between, "da liberal mee-dee-uh", and, "I saw it on Drudge".

Kace
Nov 10th 2008, 12:42 PM
So what's this about again?

Bubucutti
Nov 10th 2008, 12:43 PM
So a bunch of people in Topeka, KS are going to start a national holiday? How does that work?

News Is Broken
Nov 10th 2008, 12:44 PM
So what's this about again?

Just more proof that this nation is populated with some really unstable people on both sides of the political aisle.

Obama day? Sure, yet another excuse for the banks to be closed and the mail not to run while the rest of us schleps still report to work as usual. :rolleyes:

buckpasser
Nov 10th 2008, 12:53 PM
It's a group of friggin people eating a cake at a McDonalds in Topeka.

But because Drudge Report put it up as, "PAPER: Plans for National Holiday Honoring Obama...", every right wing reactionary from Jupiter to Juneau sees it as, "An Obama Holiday?"

I will give Diplomat props for the use of the Cuvuto in the title of the thread. Dip's not saying there's going to be an Obama Holiday. He's just askin'.

Pro
Nov 10th 2008, 12:54 PM
No one is proposing this as an "offical" holday, with banks and schools closed, no mail, etc. Just a celebratory day, kind of like Valentine's Day, Halloween or St. Patrick's Day.

Kace
Nov 10th 2008, 12:55 PM
Do we fake outrage now or later?

22
Nov 10th 2008, 12:58 PM
Does anyone remember the "serious" movement to put Reagan on Mt. Rushmore?

Diplomat
Nov 10th 2008, 01:46 PM
Does anyone remember the "serious" movement to put Reagan on Mt. Rushmore?

Yes, and I think Ronald Reagan would have been the first to put the kibosh on that.

News Is Broken
Nov 10th 2008, 02:03 PM
No one is proposing this as an "offical" holday, with banks and schools closed, no mail, etc. Just a celebratory day, kind of like Valentine's Day, Halloween or St. Patrick's Day.

I blame the greeting card industry for at least one of the faux holidays listed above....

Diplomat
Nov 10th 2008, 02:15 PM
No one is proposing this as an "offical" holday, with banks and schools closed, no mail, etc. Just a celebratory day, kind of like Valentine's Day, Halloween or St. Patrick's Day.

The article says "national holiday," which indicates the group's goal is just that.

I don't think they'll get very far, though. It's an idea that's over the top.

buckpasser
Nov 10th 2008, 02:23 PM
An idea so over the top Diplomat decided to create a thread about it.


This is your brain on Drudge, people. You start threads about the "B Girl" and a group at a Topeka McDonalds.

Can someone spell, "R-E-A-C-T-I-O-N-A-R-Y"?

Desert Rat
Nov 10th 2008, 02:23 PM
Do we fake outrage now or later?

Later, the War on Christmas outrage is just around the corner.

2:30
Nov 10th 2008, 02:25 PM
Maybe Twink is Sludge's little sister.

Diplomat
Nov 10th 2008, 02:46 PM
I assume 2:30 is referrring to Matt Drudge, with one of her usual epithets. This article ran in a newspaper. Mr. Drudge merely linked to it.

Of course, in 2:30's world, it has to run in the New York Slimes before she accepts it. Perhaps she is Little Pinch's little b*tch or merely Walter Duranty in drag.

Pro
Nov 10th 2008, 02:48 PM
it has to run in the New York Slimes.

Cutsey names for newspapers now, eh? :rolleyes:

Diplomat
Nov 10th 2008, 02:51 PM
Cutsey names for newspapers now, eh? :rolleyes:

You don't seem to have a problem when 2:30 does it. That's a bit telling.

And given the false story the NYT ran about McCain during the campaign and the continuing problem with ethically-challenged leadership at that paper, I think I'm being rather charitable to what used to be a decent newspaper with honest leadership.

Pro
Nov 10th 2008, 02:51 PM
You don't seem to have a problem when 2:30 does it. That's a bit telling.

You work your side of the street and I'll work mine.

Ralphie the buffalo
Nov 10th 2008, 02:54 PM
I thought Buckie was banned.

Diplomat
Nov 10th 2008, 02:59 PM
You work your side of the street and I'll work mine.

Given that other person I mentioned, that is an interesting choice of words.

But I get it. It's OK if she does it, because she "cares."

Diplomat
Nov 10th 2008, 03:05 PM
I thought Buckie was banned.

He has been in the past.

s'news
Nov 10th 2008, 03:08 PM
So we're all pretty well in agreement that his holiday isn't going to happen.

FD2BLK
Nov 10th 2008, 03:11 PM
Perhaps Dip has finally found a way to get paid to post. ;)

Diplomat
Nov 10th 2008, 03:14 PM
Perhaps Dip has finally found a way to get paid to post. ;)

Nah.

I just thought it was funny that peole want a holiday for a man who hasn't even been inaugurated yet.

What's even funnier is the response of some of the posters. They're whining about Drudge as if he's the one who came up with it--he linked to a newspaper. And obviously, they read Drudge if they knew it was linked there.

s'news
Nov 10th 2008, 03:16 PM
On second thought, maybe it would be a good holiday.

There could be feats of strength and the airing of the grievances.

Bandit
Nov 10th 2008, 03:17 PM
So we're all pretty well in agreement that his holiday isn't going to happen. I think many are still undecided. Perhaps this thread will help folks to make up their minds.

News Is Broken
Nov 10th 2008, 03:18 PM
I think many are still undecided. Perhaps this thread will help folks to make up their minds.

Well it sure as hell isn't going to solve the abortion debate.

s'news
Nov 10th 2008, 03:22 PM
I think many are still undecided. Perhaps this thread will help folks to make up their minds.

Nah. .

Union Label
Nov 10th 2008, 03:30 PM
With almost 18,ooo posts over the past almost 6 years (and 19 already today), I'm sure we'll be hearing plenty from Diplomat over the next 4 years.

Bandit
Nov 10th 2008, 03:32 PM
Well it sure as hell isn't going to solve the abortion debate. Perhaps it could help with stuff like global warming and the plight of the polar bear.

Diplomat
Nov 10th 2008, 03:35 PM
With almost 18,ooo posts over the past almost 6 years (and 19 already today), I'm sure we'll be hearing plenty from Diplomat over the next 4 years.

Your obsession with me is rather creepy.

Interesting avatar you have there--so Inauguration Day is also the day you're going to learn some integrity and history and disavow socialism, ending your "error." Congratulations.

s'news
Nov 10th 2008, 03:38 PM
Perhaps it could help with stuff like global warming and the plight of the polar bear.

We can only hope.

Sigonfile
Nov 10th 2008, 03:39 PM
Did you know that M L King Day in the South is considered by many as, "James Earl Ray" Day? Damn racist isn't it?

Kace
Nov 10th 2008, 03:46 PM
We're going to situate the Obama Holiday in close proximity to Christmas so it can mix in with all the Christmas related festivals. It'll be a nice touch of irony. ;)

Another side
Nov 10th 2008, 03:46 PM
Did you know that M L King Day in the South is considered by many as, "James Earl Ray" Day? Damn racist isn't it?

Really? How "many"?

Bandit
Nov 10th 2008, 03:48 PM
We're going to situate the Obama Holiday in close proximity to Christmas so it can mix in with all the Christmas related festivals. It'll be a nice touch of irony. ;) If it gets big enough, perhaps the Obama Holiday will also have it's own "War On ..." segment as well.

Kace
Nov 10th 2008, 03:48 PM
Actually, the white racists 'round here call it something else.

Bandit
Nov 10th 2008, 03:49 PM
Really? How "many"? In my 46 years in the South, I've heard that expression a total of - once. About a minute ago.

Produce man
Nov 10th 2008, 03:50 PM
Did you know that M L King Day in the South is considered by many as, "James Earl Ray" Day? Damn racist isn't it?I've lived in the south or southwest for most of my life and this is the first I've heard this.

s'news
Nov 10th 2008, 03:51 PM
Me too, Bandit.

Sigonfile
Nov 10th 2008, 03:51 PM
Time to come out of your shell, Bro!

Diplomat
Nov 10th 2008, 03:53 PM
Never heard that, either. There were one or two states back some years ago that wanted to honor Jefferson Davis with a holiday, though. I thought it was sick.

As for James Earl Ray, well, I had to interview his brother a few times during Ray's final illness and innocence campaign. Dealing with him was exhausting. And for the record, I do not believe James Earl Ray was innocent. I believe he killed Dr. King and should've received the death penalty for it.

60.cycle.hum
Nov 10th 2008, 03:54 PM
We could sing Obama Carols:

Obama Be Thy Name (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7PDehlPWsdQ)

Sing for Change (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WtGrp5MbzAI)

I voted for BO but agree that a holiday dedicated to a person who's still alive is a little strange to say the least. I mean come on...'Obama Cake?'

They're gonna sell out of those babies though...

Sigonfile
Nov 10th 2008, 03:55 PM
Come on guys!, your suppose to be in the media. Do some research. Only takes a minute.
http://www.poormojo.org/pmjadaily/archives/009328.php

s'news
Nov 10th 2008, 05:04 PM
Dear Sigonfile,

One person does not equate to "considered by many."

Union Label
Nov 10th 2008, 10:59 PM
Your obsession with me is rather creepy.

Interesting avatar you have there--so Inauguration Day is also the day you're going to learn some integrity and history and disavow socialism, ending your "error." Congratulations.

You're the last one that needs to be calling somebody on obsessions. Doesn't 30 posts in one day per your profile seem even slightly obsessive to you? It makes me wonder what kind of sad life you must lead. Do you contribute anything to society? Obviously much of your day is spent trolling and posting on Medialine. You need to get out and experience life rather than putting your narrow mind on display here.

As for my view of Inauguration Day 2009, it will be the day our nation takes out the trash and common sense begins to make a much awaited comeback.

Zeke
Nov 11th 2008, 01:01 AM
Too bad it's not at Hanover's Pancake House across the street (http://maps.google.com/maps?f=q&hl=en&geocode=&q=topeka,+ks&sll=37.0625,-95.677068&sspn=24.704189,60.249023&ie=UTF8&ll=39.045086,-95.675715&spn=0.002946,0.007355&t=h&z=18&layer=c&cbll=39.044362,-95.676044&panoid=uevsQnIR9qDwPZHALIzBcg&cbp=1,30.301043891432812,,0,1.1495911077185625). Their breakfast is WAYYY better.

Pro
Nov 11th 2008, 01:30 AM
But I get it. It's OK if she does it, because she "cares."

Your words.

the original buttongod
Nov 11th 2008, 01:35 AM
Time for a Topekan to weigh in...Sonny Scroggins is a whack-job ! He runs around in a buffalo soldier uniform at times. He jumps at any chance to get in the public eye. I've learned to just let anything he says roll off as blarney.

http://i108.photobucket.com/albums/n37/buttongod_2006/sonny_scroggins_sudan_protest_t640-.jpg

Diplomat
Nov 11th 2008, 04:16 AM
You're the last one that needs to be calling somebody on obsessions. Doesn't 30 posts in one day per your profile seem even slightly obsessive to you? It makes me wonder what kind of sad life you must lead. Do you contribute anything to society? Obviously much of your day is spent trolling and posting on Medialine. You need to get out and experience life rather than putting your narrow mind on display here.

As for my view of Inauguration Day 2009, it will be the day our nation takes out the trash and common sense begins to make a much awaited comeback.

As for what people "need" to do, you need to remember that the Soviet Union failed and get over it. When it comes to narrow-mindedness, you're one of the last people to be lecturing anybody with your socialist beliefs and hostility for honest, God-fearing hard-working Americans. It's very telling that you see the socialist ideas on which too many politicians campaigned this year as "common sense."

Union Label
Nov 11th 2008, 06:51 AM
http://images.dawgsports.com/images/admin/Tailgunner_Joe.jpg

Great imitation Diplomat. Keep them coming. Karl Rove is proud of you.

mothball
Nov 11th 2008, 09:37 AM
All right. Let's use a little sanity here.

Today is Veterans Day -- which is awesome. I can totally see the need for Veterans Day. D-Day, a day to remember the victims of 9-11, etc. -- I'm all for that.

But my thoughts on permanent holidays to celebrate living folks? No freakin' way. I think the rules should be the same as what we have for stamps -- folks have to be dead for a while before holidays are called for them.

Now, if this group in Kansas wants to have a one-day recognition of Obama, they could go to their mayor and say "hey, mayor, how about proclaiming X day 'Barack Obama' day?" The mayor issues a proclaimation, and the day happens, and that's it. One time. A big "thank you" from that city.

Want to do more? Do it on the state level with your governor.

I could see maybe, maybe having a single day celebration for Obama. But I think that's coming up in January anyway. We have yet to see what the man will do as president. Lots of people believe he'll do a great job. Some think he'll be a total asshat. Trying to immortalize the man with a national holiday while he is still alive does nothing for these United States -- and embarasses a humble man. Wait until history passes -- THEN decide if a holiday is worth merit. It likely will be -- but there's no reason to jump to that conclusion before Obama even takes office.