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The Tea Party people and their esteemed list of speakers and of course CORPORATE AND LOBBYIST Sponsors were not without opposition. My wife who displayed tremendous courage in standing fast against a crazed assailant... and I ended up being the ONLY anti-propagandists to show up to counter this hypocritical and mis-informing event.

I brought my trusty new megaphone with me and spent my time in between being PHYSICALLY ACCOSTED by one individual whose overtly aggressive behavior (as Chyrisse captured on video) as she committed her acts of violence upon my person as well as my wife.  See YouTube Channel CorporatistNationTV Link here...   src="http://www.youtube.com/... />  

Hear  WMNF Tampa 88.5 FM Community Radio story here...  Tea Party Counter Protesters Attacked At Tax Day Rally

Listen to the interviews of the "TeaBaggers" in the WMNF link above!  Their thoughts and opinions demonstrate the marked pathology of their movement.   "Ignorance represents the greatest threat to our democracy."  The comments of the people interviewed for the radio spot are relevant documentation of this disturbing paradigm.    

I, with some degree of success, through exercise of my first amendment rights was able to convey the hypocritical nature of the entire event which was sponsored by Corporate Sponsors including LOBBYING groups from DC.   Link to their web list... Tax Day Sponsor List The CORPORATE Tea Party!

In the end I was confronted by a "gentleman" who was apparently in charge of event security, although he later said he used to be in business doing diagnostic imaging and said that he would do MRI's for $245 dollars?  

It was amazing to have all of these people (350-450tops), perhaps 15-20 of which were first physically accosting me, then my wife.  One "gentleman" first got right up in my face and screamed at the top of his lungs calling me an A**%ol$ repeatedly, then was grappling me around my shoulders when the woman came up and struck me in the arm with great purpose accompanied by a barrage of "colorful" expletives.  

RIGHT WING BLOG account here...  TeaBagger Blog Account of Tea Party Tax Day Rally Assault

When her "active "baiting" of this writer failed to elicit the retaliation so desired, (so that her GROUP could jump on me in unison)... she turned her attention to my wife who was 1.) Holding a large sign, 2.)  Holding a still camera and 3.) Filming me and the crowd with a hand held video camera.

After taking a minimum 10 foot running start the attacker belted the video camera striking my wife in the face, leaving my wife's lipstick on the camera. The woman then followed up by repeatedly kicking my wife in the thigh.   A complaint was filed with Tampa Police personnel on scene.   Having shown the police the video  of the various attacks by the female assailant curiously there were no grounds to apprehend the woman?  What does it take to be arrested? Had I retaliated in defense I have no doubt that this writer would have swiftly been taken into custody and transported "downtown."

My message was about informing people in attendance how "THEY" were being used as "PAWNS" for The Corporation. True it was just my wife and myself, but I carry a BIG Megaphone... Ha!  My question... WHERE WAS... EVERYBODY ELSE?

It is BLASPHEMY in the opinion of the Corporate Sponsored Organizers for their audience to hear about something like say Medicare for All... which is NOT Socialized Medicine as they would like everyone to believe.

As someone who has a pretty fair understanding of formulation of National Health Policy... and IF Marco listened to what I was saying, he would have heard me berate Obama Care... for the Insurance Industry CONCOCTED CORPORATIST policy that it is, while offering in the same breath, the logical Medicare for ALL  alternative.

Marco Rubio was there to speak on the topic of American Exceptionalism which is defined more accurately as Noveau American IMPERIALISM.  The name of the game is stabilization of nations through conquest, as has been our nationalist paradigm for more than a century.  To stabilize nations they must first be conquered... one way or the other.  A friend of mine who has spent a fair bit of time in Iraq and Afghanistan notes that it appears that we are attempting to gain control over North Africa.  

This is The Corporatist American Agenda it would appear, as this part of the world harbors great natural wealth.  As "bought" as Marco is, together with Jeb as their nominee, the Republicans will carry out this agenda in fine style with the help of a pliable and ever capitulating Democratic  "opposition."  After all, there is ONLY ONE Major Party and that party is "The Money Party!"  

                   

Corporate Press Prevaricate and Embellish To Nth Degree...
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Experienced as I am with the corporate press, I was not surprised that there was some LOOSE editing OUT of CONTEXT relative to the content of my remarks by the CORPORATE televised News Media, (FOX13, CBS local 10 WTSP).    

The vaunted St. Petersburg Times was pathetic in their OUTRAGEOUS EXPONENTIAL EMBELLISHMENT  of the attendance figures "John Madden of Port Richey, in yellow holding a sign, was one of an estimated 5,000 people to gather in the parking lot at Raymond James Stadium on Friday for the Tampa Bay Tax Day Tea Party. Most speakers focused on fiscal issues."  http://www.tampabay.com/...  

The Tampa Tribune article as reported by William March a veteran reporter who approached me as I addressed the small crowd, documented the same exponentially erroneous figures quoting organizers who said "that throughout the course of the 5,000 people attended."  Rubio Keeps Profile Rising Before Enthusiastic Crowd in Tampa "Organizers said more than 5,000 people attended during the four-hour event; a crowd of several hundred was on hand when Rubio spoke near the end, police at the scene estimated."


That's about 1,000 people coming and going each hour... UTTER NONSENSE!!! Their own pictures refute this notion!  The corporate press fighting to keep the Tea Party alive!

Of note, was the observation that the woman who assaulted my wife and myself appeared to get into the SUV with Marco as he was departing the event. questions, questions???  

About us... My wife Chyrisse has a Phd. and two Masters degrees and has spent over two decades in environmental science and higher education in the sciences.  I am an ARNP with an MBA in Health Systems Management who has over two decades in critical care, and am currently focused in oncology.  I was the Democratic Nominee in Florida's 5th Congressional District in 2006 and 2008.  Thanks, John Russell and Chyrisse
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  •  Thanks for taking one for the team. (7+ / 0-)

    That 'lady' in her American Flag T-shirt should be the new poster child for the tea party.

    I used to write here as VeganMilitia. I let that user name pass into the history books.

    by Shuksan Tahoma on Mon Apr 18, 2011 at 10:03:01 PM PDT

  •  Apparently, (0+ / 0-)

    A commentor believes Rubio to not be an American Citizen by birth:

    Anonymous said...
    Marco Rubio is not constitutionally qualified, just like the current usurper sitting in the whitehouse (although I love Rubio)

    "natural born Citizen" in Article II means born on US soil with 2 citizen parents

    Nancy Pelosi needs to be led to prison for signing his elligibility

    Uh, dumbass?  

    "My case is alter'd, I must work for my living." Moll Cut-Purse, The Roaring Girl - 1612, England's First Actress

    by theRoaringGirl on Tue Apr 19, 2011 at 04:42:38 AM PDT

  •  Typical Floridian (2+ / 0-)
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    trailer trash.  This state is full of them. And people wonder why criminals like Rick Scott get elected here?  Watch the video and see the type of behavior that passes for normal in this shithole state.  They're even worse in my part of the state (Panhandle).  This is why I avoid political events around here.  The redhead would have ended up missing the event if that was me she put her hands on like that.  That's called assault and you did have the right to defend yourself at that point.  

    ~War is Peace~Freedom is Slavery~Ignorance is Strength~ George Orwell "1984"

    by Kristina40 on Tue Apr 19, 2011 at 05:43:11 AM PDT

  •  Perhaps we need one or two different (0+ / 0-)

    camera teams at these evens. Spread out so all angles can be covered. The biggest advantage is that we could determine more accurate attendance counts. Second, when incidents of harassments occur, the other team(s) could act as a True Witness of sorts. Just document the event, giving no commentary, or minimal, and let the fact speak to the authorities if charges are threatened.

    I have no video stuff other than my Android, but that's what I'd do. Anyone need an apprentice in TN?

    "All we are saying is give peace a chance" - John Lennon -7.50, -8.51

    by Rogneid on Tue Apr 19, 2011 at 06:47:51 AM PDT

  •  I don't use the word "fascism" lightly... (1+ / 0-)
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    ...but the textbook definition of fascism seems to eerily fit our current political/economic climate very well...

    Proud owner of an unincorporated uterus. :)

    by boofdah on Tue Apr 19, 2011 at 01:23:27 PM PDT

  •  To Those Who Favor FASCISM Over Free Speech (0+ / 0-)

    Kurt and Glenn...(On WMNF blog) two upstanding Americans who know not about what they speak. The bottom line is what's good for the goose ain't no good for the gander? Seems I recall a far more disruptive affair at Rep. Kathy Castor's town hall during the health care faux debate.

    The ONLY threat to the organizers of this "rally of a COUPLE of hundred" followers... was my MESSAGE.

    Those who have no substantive means of defending their position, have no recourse but to resort to the physical. Two year-olds present a familiar example of such routinely.  

    I for one am unwilling to allow such a mind boggling dis-information campaign to go unchallenged. The sad part is that perhaps there are but a handful of people in this state, much less the nation who are willing to actively take on the Corporatist agenda.  Certainly in Florida the FDP presents zero opposition!

    The blatant hypocrisy of the Rally content on the one hand in the presented discourse which was softly critical of corporations, while placing blame on all things governmental was ludicrous;  When The Event was fully sponsored by CORPORATIONS/LOBBYING GROUPS.  

    This, when said government policy is in full measure concocted by politicians who are COMPLETE SHILLS for "The Corporation." Considering that a Corporatist United States Senator was the keynote speaker... then you bet I'll be there to take him and his propaganda on.

    It does not get any more American than that!  Need I even mention the history of events carried out by the emotionally and factually challenged at women's health care facilities?

    A portion of the audience at this event are of similar calibre to the protesters at Castor's meeting and "elsewhere."  Funny how the progressives never seem to be the ones assaulting their political oppo's it's only those of a very right wing conservative ilk who pursue such recourse for reasons clearly described above.

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    Comments Counter-protesters attacked by some tea party participants at Tampa tax-day rally

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    Olivia Scott about 5 days ago
    How on Earth did this woman get away with ASSAULTING people and NOT GETTING ARRESTED??? So people that do peaceful protests have to endure being BEATEN? A person's rights end where another's begin. They have the right to speak and the right to press charges if assaulted. The people of the US need to stand up and take control!

    He's a whiny jerk

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    Kurt about 5 days ago
    That guy is a jerk, This reminds me of the guys who show up at funerals to protest homosexuals. Really inappropriate. And he and his wife are crybabies looking for trouble. They sound like kids: he touched me. did not. did so. did not.

    Hillsborough County Soil and Water Conservation Bo

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    Anita about 4 days ago
    Reports say that there were less than 400 people at the event all total and most of those were coming and going...people at peaceful protests and non partisan events are being beaten, punched and kicked for having a dissenting point of view. While standing on public property? No arrests? What is wrong with this picture? Are any of us safe anymore?

    What Does It Take To Be Arrested?

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    John Russell about 4 days ago
    Were my position in this little kerfuffle to be reversed where I was the physical assailant or... were I to have retaliated or defended myself in an even mildly aggressive manner... you can be damn sure that 1.) I would have been piled upon and 2.) swiftly arrested and taken downtown. Thanks for the report. John Russell

    What Is Principle?

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    John Russell about 4 days ago
    To Kurt: The point made by all this is principle. Standing against the lies and propaganda. Or do you subscribe to the inane positions voiced by those attendees interviewed for this report. Assault is defined as "Attempting to strike someone... Battery IS successfully striking another" Per the Tampa Police on scene. As a health professional with some experience in Trauma at TGH, I know that all someone has to do to inflict REAL damage to another is to have a knife in their hand. Even the somewhat stature challenged can do this. Thanks for your thoughts. JR

    That was YOU?!

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    Kurt about 4 days ago
    What? That was you? Aren't you embarrassed by your behavior? Are you going to sue that girl for brushing against you? You deserve whatever you got because you're a troublemaker and you should be ashamed for bringing your wife and exposing her to the almost inevitable danger. Husbands are not supposed to do that. Are you so hungry for attention that you would risk your wife's safety? For shame! Do I share their beliefs? I have no idea. I wasn't there. I am just for consideration of others and maturity.

    Take it on the road...

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    Glenn Pendergrass about 3 days ago
    Dude… this is sooo cooool!!! The husband / wife team just minding their own business (with a bullhorn). And the MIB “Blackwater guy”… former military… former MRI Diagnostics… now Tea Party strong-arm… willing to be recorded while he intimidates!!! What a farce… these 3 should charge for this stage show.

    And now… the Real News Radio Players

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    Glenn Pendergrass about 3 days ago
    By-the-way… how is it that Mr. & Mrs. Megaphone(y) are reported as being “Counter-protesters”… when they’re the only ones protesting??? I mean, this was a Tea Party rally and not a Tea Party protest… right??? Wow… WMNF reporting a spoof as “Real News” and then misidentifying the “Players” in that spoof!!! Kinda adds a whole new dimension to “creating the news”…

    For Those Who Favor FASCISM Over Free Speech!

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    John Russell about 3 days ago
    Kurt and Glenn... two upstanding Americans who know not about what they speak. The bottom line is what's good for the goose ain't no good for the gander? Seems I recall a far more disruptive affair at Rep. Kathy Castor's town hall during the health care faux debate. The ONLY threat to the organizers of this "rally of a COUPLE of hundred" followers... was my MESSAGE. Those who have no substantive means of defending their position, have no recourse but to resort to the physical. Two year-olds present a familiar example of such routinely. I for one am unwilling to allow such a mind boggling dis-information campaign to go unchallenged. The sad part is that perhaps there are but a handful of people in this state, much less the nation who are willing to actively take on the Corporatist agenda. Certainly in Florida the FDP presents zero opposition! The blatant hypocrisy of the Rally content on the one hand in the presented discourse which was softly critical of corporations, while placing blame on all things governmental was ludicrous; When The Event was fully sponsored by CORPORATIONS/LOBBYING GROUPS. This, when said government policy is in full measure concocted by politicians who are COMPLETE SHILLS for "The Corporation." Considering that a Corporatist United States Senator was the keynote speaker... then you bet I'll be there to take him and his propaganda on. It does not get any more American than that! Need I even mention the history of events carried out by the emotionally and factually challenged at women's health care facilities? A portion of the audience at this event are of similar calibre to the protesters at Castor's meeting and "elsewhere." Funny how the progressives never seem to be the ones assaulting their political oppo's it's only those of a very right wing conservative ilk who pursue such recourse for reasons clearly described above.

    blah blah blah

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    Kurt about 3 days ago
    Your bottom line is a silly question? That doesn't make any sense OR support your position. You spout facts like a busted water hydrant and although I'm not well versed on these topics, I know many of your claims are false or exaggerations because there are rarely any absolutes in this world. I don't know you, never met you but I can tell you are one giant know-it-all, full-of-yourself annoyance. America is not a conspiracy against its people. This country gives us the most inexpensive cars and electronics, the best health care, the biggest houses, the best highways, the cheapest food, excellent labor standards, ample opportunities for advancement, and freedom to do as we please. Just what is it about that that is so offensive to you?

    Take one for the team...

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    Glenn Pendergrass about 2 days ago
    John… reality check!!! It doesn’t matter that you spent $750 for a nice set of 1000 thread count Egyptian cotton king sized bed linens. If you wear them to a Black Panther rally… expect to get your ass kicked!!! Besides… this was a win-win for you and the “Real News Radio Players”. No matter what happened… you and your team had a story. I noticed you didn’t deny that MIB guy was yours… which now makes me think that little miss flag-waver was yours also. Dude… if you’re going try to pull an O’Keefe… you have to be smarter than a liberal and twice as smart as a progressive!!!

    Sorry to cause you guys Cognitive Dissonance!

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    John Russell about 2 days ago
    BOTH of you gentlemen are so smart that I just cannot get over it. Glennster,Yep, ya got me... Me and MIB are bowling buddies since 10th grade... Ha! Oh and Lil Ms Patriotism why she attends NOW meetings w/ my wife... They're good friends... and Kurt what do you do? What kind of check does Marco give you for writing this nonsense? Kurt, You know the Wall Street Journal had an article a few years ago discussing America and what is now (The Myth of America) being the land of opportunity anymore... Best place to go to go from Rags to Riches and "hit it big" today? Eastern Europe, per the WSJ! BEST Health care, I see that you never saw SICKO... FRANCE! Facts Matter! USA 37th in the world in health stats! Sorry...

    I hear votre maman calling you...

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    Glenn Pendergrass about 2 days ago
    I hear France is sending “advisors” to Libya and looking for volunteers. Since you’re so into saving lives on a daily basis, why not dust off your passport and… bonsewer, manure. Oh yeah… my condolences… for your father dying in an ICBM silo defending this country. And… which war was that exactly??? An ICBM silo… really??? And when you’re protesting Monsanto… does he die in a grain silo… as a result of an unexplainable accident involving a rusty garden implement???

    Cold War Had Many Hazards To Those In The Fight!

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    John Russell about 2 days ago
    Glennster... ASBESTOSIS! ROCKET FUEL/HYDRAZINE! RUINED his lungs... Talk to any Navy vets? LOTS of Asbestos Ever hear of Mesothelioma? ASBESTOS IS THE CAUSE! Subs, Ships, Missle Installations ALL were loaded W/ ASBESTOS! PRE-OSHA! I'm quite certain that you would have all those pesky OSHA laws overturned as a means of rescuing our economy. After all workers are expendable are they not? Thanks for your insights, they certainly shine light on your ideology and understanding of the issues. Thanks, John Russell

    For Those Who Incite FASCISM Over Free Speech

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    Glenn Pendergrass about 1 day ago
    Hay… you’re welcome Johnster!!! You’ve turned into a believer… not about your father… but about this whole free-speech thingie. I assume Rev. Schite4brains (Terry Jones) will be receiving your support for his “Good Friday Mosque Protest” in Dearborn, MI??? I mean… it is free speech… right??? What could possibly go wrong??? Can you say… CWP protest Greensboro 1979??? Free speech my butt… both of you wants to incite violence and get it on tape. The two of you are cut from the same 1000 thread count bed linens…

    Sorry, Breaking The Cocoon of FASCIST Indoctrinati

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    John Russell about 1 day ago
    is all that I was about. You have no concern about say the PHONY TeaBaggers who went after Castor at her townhall. You have a set of "facts" that you and your crew prefer to protect from all manner of critique, in order to protect the movement. Yep free speech is there for all. That is the American way. To lump all free speech (political) would be to have us all lay down before you and your crew of violent, mislead morons and just TAKE IT! I was not the one causing violence! Neither was my wife! To allow the public to see just how immature, lacking of substance... off the wall in your ideology that advocates protection of the corporation, reverence for the rich (cause one day I just might win the lottery and I don't want to pay taxes on it) is ludicrous on its face. Listen to your colleagues on the MNF report... Why these folks, if informed of such by the proper authoritarian figure would believe that Bugs Bunny was the cause of all of our problems. Yeah the public deserves to hear the truth. Our tape provides a bit of a window into just what your friends are all about... and you do not like it! I'm sorry. I have live in this country too... I will do all I can to demonstrate the lack of integrity of a corrupt corporate press. That is part of what was accomplished here... 5,000 attendees... You've got to be kidding me... High Schoolers should not be managing my destiny! J R

    Be the butterfly…

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    Glenn Pendergrass about 1 day ago
    Yo…lil Johnson… I mean big Johnster… I told you I liked the show, what more do you want??? Seriously, you in a doc smock… wife carrying not one, but two video recorders… MIB Blackwater guy intimidation… little miss flag-waver kickin yer ass and the ICBM silo thingie…it was ALL great!!! Okay, okay… just one more thought before the “Real News Radio Players” take this show on the road. You really need to develop the whole “dearly departed daddy” shtick. But not too much!!! We don’t want to turn this “comedy errors” into a “Greek tragedy”. Do that… and the “Real News Radio Players” will be ready for off… off… off… off… off…off Broadway (closer to Poughkeepsie than Broadway actually)!!! But hay… break-a-leg… just make sure that 2 camera toten wifey poo gets the footage… It’s your destiny!!!

    you call that silliness an attack?

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    lonnie about 1 day ago
    you call that an attack? you should try protesting in egypt. they'll show yo what an attack is. what a sissy.

    Sticks and Stones... "You Know the Rest!"

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    John Russell about 1 day ago
    Thanks... I appreciate your concern as well as your misguided attempts at humor. I stand by my actions and my remarks. We will be filing a criminal complaint with the State Attorney's office on the attacker, as she is in clear violation of the law. Remember this is still America, fractured and frail as it is. Irrespective of whether or not the out of control woman draped in red, white and blue actually was successful in her clear attempt(s) to inflict physical harm, her efforts were a clear violation of the law. You ARE about law and order, are you not? I mean IF someone fired a gun at the President and missed, they could not use the excuse that... they missed and get away with it correct? The public will easily discern who the mature adult is here. About that I am certain. Regards, J R

    Nanny nanny boo boo, stick your head in doo doo!!!

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    Glenn Pendergrass about about 22 hours ago
    John… DO IT!!! Go to the State Attorney's office. File a complaint against little miss flag-waver and MIB guy. His participation was more than intimidation… it was threatening… IF… this was real!!! While you’re at it… file a complaint against the Tampa Police Dept for not doing their job and the Rubio security team… if they were anywhere near your “assault” !!! You’ve got the recordings. I look forward to the trial and the subsequent “Real News” story. Otherwise… take the “Real News Radio Players” on the road. By-the-way… did you let Rev. Schite4brains (Terry Jones) know that he had the support of a “free speech” activist such as yourself??? Or does free speech only apply to you??? As for being about “Law and Order”… most liberals and all progressives wouldn’t know the difference between the “Sword of Justitia” and the “Sword of Damocles” if their freedom depended on it. To you and yours… a “Sword” is just another weapon to oppress the proletariat…

    The "Right" Is ALWAYS RIGHT No Matter What... RIGH

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    John Russell about about 12 hours ago
    Freedom to speak is enshrined in our constitution. Freedom to physically assail another is not. Yep the police were not exactly objective and that is interesting but not at all unexpected. We'll just have to wait and see how it all works out. Thanks for your thoughts and opinions... they add considerably to the body of evidence as to just how distorted the debate as become. It's apparent that you live in your own universe. BTW What is your occupation? We have not heard about that.... Lets hear it, after all you are so critical of my family, my long departed father's occupation etc. I'm certain that the public would like to hear about you there Mr. Pendergrass... your credentials both academic and professional... if that is in fact your real name. Most readers here are well acquainted with my professional background. Regards, J R

    I stink... therefore... I'm spam!!!

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    Glenn Pendergrass about about 8 hours ago
    Dude… I haven’t been critical of your family… just your stage show. It’s not my fault YOU chose to make your family part of the shtick. As for me… I’m a conservative libertarian with centrist and isolationist tendencies, who (unlike a liberal or progressive) is not defined by something as mundane as an occupation… a piece of animal hide nailed to the wall… or a shingle hung over a door!!! Oh, wait a minute… wait a minute… a rumor from this little backwater town called Sinope, has it that I’m some kind of homeless soapbox philosopher… go figure.

    Self Perspective, What Role Does Occupation Play?

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    John Russell about about 2 hours ago
    Very nice answer. Thanks for the clarification. Sheepskins as it were, in combination with life/work experience only assist one in discovering the entirety of their whole. In and of themselves, legitimate evidence of education/career/trade preparation in combination with professional experience help one develop perspective, as well as potential. Credentials demonstrate competencies attained. All that academic preparation does is prepare one to learn to think critically. One of the statements that I made at the rally is the following... "Educated people ASK Questions, Literate people FOLLOW Directions..." Educated does NOT equate with having earned a college degree necessarily, although legit academic preparation is in general, a net benefit in achieving competence in CRITICAL Thinking skills... because that is what college is all about... EXPANDING BOTH your base of knowledge as well as your ability to ANALYZE information and draw reasoned conclusions that lead to best/optimal decisions weighted toward achieving your overall objective. To merely accept statements as True... on their face, based exclusively on WHO IS MAKING the statement... as many people do at either end of the political bell curve, but most predominantly on the FAR RIGHT, is one of the major problems that this nation faces. A Crisis of IGNORANCE! Too many people are toooo easily persuaded by "political speak" that does NOT hold water when OBJECTIVELY analyzed. The fervor for holding tighter to FALSE promise that was quite evident in a majority of the attendees at the rally is more evidence of this alternate universe. When confronted with an alternate/plausible alternative, details resulted only in the "believers" holding more tightly to the FALSE self sacrificial promise... This phenomenon is defined as COGNITIVE DISSONANCE! BTW I have many Libertarian friends and supporters who do think and analyze critically... some of whom were in attendance and came forward to congratulate us on our efforts to present the truth. Occupations are btw, how most of us earn our living and respect from society. Earning the credentials that lead to entrance into a certain field are part of what earns a person that respect. What I do is but a part of who I am, because I have "done" many different things... business, clinical health care, health care management... amateur athlete, writer, half-ass musician, acted as my own general contractor to build my home... and have run for congress a couple of times... So "WHO/WHAT" am I really? I am all of these things and more, as I suppose you are too. Professionally speaking, I manage people's health care and assist them in understanding their options when confronted with what in some instances are LIFE THREATENING disease... So I am happy to be in some part defined by WHAT I DO, as I am well respected for that, by both the people with whom I work, as well as the people whose interests I work on behalf of. Thanks, JR

    Step away from the mirror…

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    Glenn Pendergrass about about 1 hour ago
    Easy there brother… you don’t want to break your arm patten’ yourself on the back.

    Unbelievable

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    Kurt about about 1 hour ago
    oh my gosh. what an unsufferable ass.

    Thanks for the Opportunity to Inform and Clarify

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    John Russell about less than a minute ago
    Thanks guys... Your incisive input is most appreciated. I wonder are you guys one in the same? Your comments appear coordinated... Major point... You've provided me a great opportunity to render detail to my opinions, in light of your sarcasm and in-substantive arguments. Nicely done... J R

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    Step away from the mirror…

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    Glenn Pendergrass about about 12 hours ago
    Easy there brother… you don’t want to break your arm patten’ yourself on the back.

    Unbelievable

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    Kurt about about 12 hours ago
    oh my gosh. what an unsufferable ass.

    Thanks for the Opportunity to Inform and Clarify

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    John Russell about about 11 hours ago
    Thanks guys... Your incisive input is most appreciated. I wonder are you guys one in the same? Your comments appear coordinated... Major point... You've provided me a great opportunity to render detail to my opinions, in light of your sarcasm and in-substantive arguments. Nicely done... J R

    You're more than welcome...

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    Glenn Pendergrass about about 10 hours ago
    No problem… it was my pleasure. By-the way… that little quote of yours… "Educated people ASK Questions, Literate people FOLLOW Directions.” Sounds a whole lot like… “Intelligent people talk about ideas. Average people talk about things. Small people talk about other people… and you managed to score that in your second line!!!

    Bottom Line

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    John Russell about 9 minutes ago
    If your people had just minded their own business, listened to what was being said and kept their hands to themselves... as the law requires there would have been nothing to talk about other than Freedom of Speech being calmly and effectively exercised. Again thanks... sarcasm will get you everywhere. JR

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