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General Category => Politics => Topic started by: massadvj on January 29, 2014, 07:11:14 AM

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Post by: massadvj on January 29, 2014, 07:11:14 AM
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Post by: massadvj on January 29, 2014, 07:14:14 AM
I spent six years working as a legislative staffer in Sacramento and I can say unequivocally that politicians are the most despicable group of humans I have ever encountered.  It's rare for them to act this way in front of a camera, but behind closed doors with their staff this is their usual demeanor.  They think they are kings.
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Post by: xfreeper on January 29, 2014, 12:16:23 PM
Wait..What.. aren't those threats illegal. Has he been arrested yet?
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Post by: truth_seeker on January 29, 2014, 12:58:17 PM
I spent six years working as a legislative staffer in Sacramento and I can say unequivocally that politicians are the most despicable group of humans I have ever encountered.  It's rare for them to act this way in front of a camera, but behind closed doors with their staff this is their usual demeanor.  They think they are kings.
And yet the public at large rushes to almost  deify and worship many of them. Cult of personality-Obama, Palin, etc.

How do reporters compare to politicians?

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Post by: xfreeper on January 29, 2014, 01:32:35 PM
And yet the public at large rushes to almost  deify and worship many of them. Cult of personality-Obama, Palin, etc.

How do reporters compare to politicians?

They cater to each other and feed off one another. Both have a much exaggerated opinion of themselves as a result. Meanwhile, the public living in the real world ridicules them and generally despises them
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Post by: mountaineer on January 29, 2014, 01:42:37 PM
Having been a reporter (and dipped my toes into being a politician), I'm pretty sure that inflated egos are running rampant.
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Post by: EC on January 29, 2014, 01:51:28 PM
Having been a reporter (and dipped my toes into being a politician), I'm pretty sure that inflated egos are running rampant.

I know you said no last time I asked, but you reconsidered? You have name recognition now and no doubt the incumbent has made a few mistakes.
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Post by: mountaineer on January 29, 2014, 01:54:55 PM
Not running this year, thankfully. We have a young, energetic candidate in my (tired old) place, and I'll be doing what I can to help him.
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Post by: EC on January 29, 2014, 01:58:46 PM
Not running this year, thankfully. We have a young, energetic candidate in my (tired old) place, and I'll be doing what I can to help him.

Pity - but don't blame you.

Your candidate needs some writing looking over or the odd bit of spin, hit me up. (Yes, it's free).
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Post by: massadvj on January 29, 2014, 02:12:47 PM
How do reporters compare to politicians?

My experience with reporters are that they are, by and large, lazy.  They will always show up at a press conference with an open bar.  They will cozy up to you and pretend to be your friend to coax information, or a good quote, out of you.  And if you fall for it, it's your fault.
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Post by: collins on January 29, 2014, 06:52:49 PM
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Post by: Rapunzel on January 29, 2014, 07:14:50 PM
And yet the public at large rushes to almost  deify and worship many of them. Cult of personality-Obama, Palin, etc.

How do reporters compare to politicians?

and what is your opinion of this article .
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Post by: xfreeper on January 29, 2014, 07:47:34 PM
No fan of Grimm (nor the idiot MSM), but I find this hilarious:
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that's just the reporter's account, meaning it may be true or not

It would be a little difficult to dispute his account since it was captured on audio/video. Even the perp isn't stupid enough to deny the account
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Post by: collins on January 29, 2014, 09:55:41 PM
"the perp"? At worst, this was just so RINO going off on some MSM dweeb and I couldn't hear a thing. All I saw was some argument and this is what the article said he said,  they'll lie for one of their own.
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Post by: Rapunzel on January 29, 2014, 09:59:01 PM
Someone told Megyn Kelly in the Grimm District in NYS what he did is actually an asset... :silly:
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Post by: LottieDah on January 30, 2014, 03:13:08 PM
Someone told Megyn Kelly in the Grimm District in NYS what he did is actually an asset... :silly:



I live in Grimm's district and he is an asset. He trounced the 'rat candidate who ran against him last time.  As an aside the Democrats had the temerity to run the son of the famed Abscam congressman against him.  That was a hoot.  Even the liberal a-holes that are moving to Staten Island voted for Grimm.
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Post by: aligncare on January 30, 2014, 04:01:59 PM
Grimm called Mike Scotto this morning and apologized. They even arranged to go to dinner. Talk radio was full of the story today.

In all the discussion I learned it depends on how you say it that determines whether a threat is a criminal offense. If you say, for instance, "if you do that again I'll throw you off the balcony," that's conditional, and normally wouldn't land you in trouble. However, if you say, "I am going to throw you off the balcony," Scotto could've have had him arrested, if he so chose.

Lottie, I live in Staten Island, too. Staten Islander's are disgusting morons and would like to throw most of them off a balcony. How's that for a threat?
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Post by: truth_seeker on January 30, 2014, 04:19:11 PM
and what is your opinion of this article .
Generally pretty poor opinion of both.

There truly should be a special place for those who claim to represent high moral values, those self-righteous sanctimonious hypocrites like:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/John_G._Schmitz