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You've presented no evidence there is such a context therefore, there's nothing else to consider until such time as that occurs.
You're mistaken. You've chosen to dismiss the contexts, but that doesn't mean they don't exist nor does it mean I haven't posted them.

You claimed to be a conservative... what "party" are you referring to?
For the record I'm a member of the Republican Party.

And let me point out that's exactly the problem and why you've gotten such hard push back ... you're for "party" instead of for "equal justice under the law".
I disagree. In fact I've called for accountability for Etheridge many times. People keep making this assertion against me, and it's a false claim. I've responded to it every single time with the same line, "Find even one post in this thread that in any way what-so-ever defends Etheridge." You won't. In fact, I've called for him to be held accountable. I think he should be prosecuted. This is not an acceptable response from a member of our government.

Once again, you've made the same accusation against me more than once, and I have answered it more than once. I won't stop answering it no matter how often it's repeated. Each time I answer it it lends crediblity to me, and undermines your own. The attempt to misportray me only works if I stop responding, and I assure you that this is not going to happen.

You can either stop trying to levy false accusations against me, or I'll repeatedly challenge you to do what I've now challenged several of you to do several times; find any one shred of excuse I've offered for Etheridge. Find any one statement by me made on this web site or any other that defends him. You won't. You'll find quite the opposite in fact.

I'm not going to stop responding to these false accusations, and each time I do it shows my credibility and I get a chance to remind people that you're making things up about me.

Feel free to continue to pursue this course of action. It will not result in any different outcomes than it already has.




On the topic of accountability, I'm also interested in who sent the trackers. I think any intelligent person would be.



Frankly, I find it ironic as hell that you're claiming integrity when your fictional demonization of these kids
I haven't demonized them. I've said that they certainly do appear to be political trackers. Nothing more. I've never discounted that they could be telling the truth. I've simply pointed out that the claims that they were "just students" working "on a project" does not make sense as it has been presented here. The story doesn't jive. That's reality.

I didn't call them baby-eaters. I didn't call them thugs. I've said the story explaining them doesn't make sense, and that the longer that remains the case the more solid I think the case becomes that they were indeed political activists rather than students just working on a project.

But again, making false statements about me doesn't really harm me, and I will continue to address them each time they come up. My character has remained consistent. My integrity is present. I'm not afraid of going over this again and again. I'm not the one making things up to try to silence someone else's points.




I see no reason other than cowardice to not acknowledge that the story being portrayed about who the two cameramen really were does not jive. I see no reason other than the fear of finding out an answer we don't like for not asking where they came from and how this situation came to pass.

I think anyone not asking those questions, already thinks they know the answer, and just doesn't want anyone to confirm it.
 
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I see no reason other than cowardice to not acknowledge that the story being portrayed about who the two cameramen really were does not jive.
Because you've provided no evidence. Let me define "evidence" for you because you seem to not know what it is, or do not acknowledge what it is.

And btw, if you're a Republican conservative, I MUST be a communist progressive.



What is evidence

In this case, your personal views or experience are not considered. Nor is your observation and opinion based on that observation considered. Due to this medium, we require physical evidence... either more video, a video or written dialoge, or at the very least - journals or periodicals which can be verified. You've provided none of that.

I see no reason other than the fear of finding out an answer we don't like for not asking where they came from and how this situation came to pass.
The reason is because you've not provided a foundation nor enough substance to convince anyone of your opinion... and it IS opinion. :shrug:

I think anyone not asking those questions, already thinks they know the answer, and just doesn't want anyone to confirm it.
Lack off evidence does not equate a conclusion. You need to get the basics of logic, debate and understand concepts of evidence. You're circular logic may work on some generic Yahoo forum but it doesn't work very well here --- but you'll find that out.

Good luck!
 

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Because you've provided no evidence. Let me define "evidence" for you because you seem to not know what it is, or do not acknowledge what it is.
Now you've resorted to being condescending. You really do want to silence me don't you? Willing to use any method to do so - except actually engage the question at hand.

I've posted the evidence before.

You continue to make things up about me, call me names, and generally try to insult and antagonize me. That's fine. You keep doing that. I don't mind the admission that you don't want to engage the question.

Why don't you want to know who these cameramen were, Ockham? What are you afraid the answer will be?

Why are you afraid to ask the question and find the answer?
 

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Now you've resorted to being condescending. You really do want to silence me don't you? Willing to use any method to do so - except actually engage the question at hand.

I've posted the evidence before.
You've posted nothing. And I was much more condescending in prior posts.

You continue to make things up about me, call me names, and generally try to insult and antagonize me. That's fine. You keep doing that. I don't mind the admission that you don't want to engage the question.
Taken right out of "Rules for Radicals". Now the accusation and victimization phase begins. Next will be attempts to discredit or maybe I have that reversed... :think:

Why don't you want to know who these cameramen were, Ockham? What are you afraid the answer will be?

Why are you afraid to ask the question and find the answer?
Post it and I'll take a look. Everyone else ditched this thread except me because I have a tendency to feed trolls... flaw of mine. But now, even I'm bored. :yawn:
 

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Fair enough, Ockham.

To me, the entire context of a situation matters. I don't know how one can claim to make good decisions and judgments without knowing the full situation, but if that's your choice so be it.

I also very much stand by the statement that in order for my stance to be strong, for my party to be strong, and to ensure that I'm living up to my responsibility as a citizen, I need to demand integrity. From myself and from my allies, as well as from my adversaries.

I'm not here to "win."

I'm here to make the world a better place.

I don't know how we can do that with only parts of the information and without being honest about things.
You are on a debate board to make the world a better place? You may want to rethink your strategy
 

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Obama Agenda - a vague wording deliberately used by partisan hacks to appeal to teabrains and far-righties. What does it mean? Ask a Beck fan and you'll get more vague notions and negative spin loosely based on facts.

His agenda on what exactly?

And why ask a congressman (legislative branch) about the President's(executive branch) agenda.???




No, it's called acting like a Douchebag. And getting your wagon fixed.
Here are some teabrains as you describe them for using the term "Agenda" for the president or the democrats. (NBC, LA Times, Time, Media Matters, Huffington Post, Obama, the DNC)

The Democratic Party

Matt Finkelstein: Rep. Boehner Embraces Extremism: "No Difference" Between GOP And Tea Party

Obama's agenda may not add up - Los Angeles Times

First Read - Obama agenda: Turning to health care

A New New Deal - Obama's Agenda: Get America Back on Track - TIME

and here are some that used the term when Bush was president....

CNN.com - Homeland security tops Bush agenda - Nov. 8, 2002

Bush agenda faces some GOP resistance - The Boston Globe

Amazon.com: The Bush Agenda: Invading the World, One Economy at a Time (9780060878788): Antonia Juhasz: Books

Bush agenda faces uphill climb in lame-duck Congress - USATODAY.com


So keep arguing all you want. It's a common term used by both sides. You have no legs to stand on with this one.
 

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I wasn't aware you got to tell me when the discussion ended. In fact, I'm still not aware of that.

I've laid out the reasons that the claim that these were just innocent kids doesn't make sense.

Some will choose to try to sweep that aside or ignore it. Others will look at it objectively.

Which you personally choose to do isn't really my problem. I feel I've been objective and credible in every comment I've made so far, without side-stepping anything and without playing partisan stunts. I think that others reading this thread would probably come to the same conclusion.

I'm content to let it sit where we're at if you are.
What you should be aware of his how you are being laughed at for proposing wild conspiracy theories without a shred of evidence.

And yeah, I'm content to sit where we're at: you are creating fairy tales and I have made statements based on facts. By all means, we can let it rest here. Like I said, end of discussion.
 

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You keep calling me a liar, but I've never lied about anything in this thread.

I've called for accountability and I got on Hazlnut when he tried to put the blame on the camera men instead of on Etheridge. I believe Etheridge should be held fully accountable for his actions. I've said as much from the start of this thread.

You can keep calling me a liar all you want, but you have yet to show anything I lied about. Why do you keep trying to insult, antagonize and silence me?

You asked for evidence. I've posted it many times in this thread.

Here's a refresher:

No, they specifically targeted this particular senator. I also believe this was a private fundraiser that wasn't at the usual place for Etheridge.

They knew where he was and they were looking for him.

Yeah, you sure are. This could very well cost this senator his seat. A journalist has a lot of motivation to say who he is and to post the blog on his site. A student has a lot of interest in telling his professor about it and coming forward to explain themselves. It's entirely possible (and in fact likely) that this was a set-up staged by political groups who wanted to make the senator look bad (and did so effectively).

They did provoke the reaction. That's not an attempt to excuse Etheridge for taking the bait, but they most certainly did provoke him.

They used an inflammatory question that was clearly loaded. They ambushed him on a sidewalk after a fund-raiser, not at the Capital. They had cameras rolling. They refused to identify themselves which while not legally required to do so, it's a fair question and is something that a legitimate student or reporter should have done. Declining to identify themselves - whether by design or by coincidence - served to exacerbate the situation.

Yes. There's a lot here that looks fishy. I think anyone saying otherwise is either too partisan to admit they see the tree, or too naive for their opinion to carry much weight.

This absolutely reeks of a set-up, and the longer we go without knowing who the two camera men were, the more it looks that way.

Etheridge reacted badly, but it certainly does appear he was set up, and saying "please" does not make a person polite. The questions were loaded, hostile, and aggressive. So were the reactions of the students to his question of their identity.

Just because someone says please does not make them polite. It just makes them insidious.

I strongly disagree. Common sense is a big part of real life. I can find no reason why legitimate students would refuse to identify themselves. I find no reason why legitimate journalists would not identify themselves. I find no reason why they would take such great lengths to try to remain anonymous while still going out of their way to make sure the video hit the Internet - unless they were looking for this result all along.
That's the same thing I've said from the get-go.

Also, how did they know where he'd be? How did they get there? They knew him on sight, despite that I've never even heard of the guy before.

Despite appearing to be "scared" they refused to say their names, what school they were from, or what project they were working on. A genuinely scared person would probably answer those questions.

It's obvious that they weren't trying to have a private, off the record conversation, so there wasn't any reason to try to remain anonymous, was there? I mean they had cameras there, they were acting like reporters. They obviously didn't intend to just ask the Senator a question off the record - so why refuse to identify themselves?

There are other interesting things to consider as well.




So there you go. Common sense. I've endured your repeated insults. Now, tell me why you're afraid to find out who these camera men really were.

If you can muster the character to do so.

I doubt you will, but maybe you'll surprise me.
 

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No, it was not directed at you. Apologies if it seemed that way.
I was just making sure because I didn't want you taking offense over a misunderstanding. I don't think you are a liar at all.
 

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So, you list a bunch of articles and sites where the Obama agenda is describe in detail... as a COMPARISON to two little twerps asking a dumb, dickish question to a congressman walking from one place to another...:confused::roll::confused:

Are you serious?:doh
 
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No I'm not. It is a form of legal harassment.


I never said it should be illegal. And I have stated previously that it should be be legal.
You're correct. I apologize for the misunderstanding.

I'm sorry but sticking a camera on the street and banging off questions is a form of harassment. I know I have done it.
They weren't "banging off questions" or "harassing" anyone. They introduced themselves and proceeded to ask a single innocuous question of an elected representative.

Harassment - to disturb persistently; torment, as with troubles or cares; bother continually; pester; persecute.

Harassment | Define Harassment at Dictionary.com


"Do you agree with the Obama agenda?" Is a simple question?
Yes, as it can be answered simply and easily - that's how you know if something's a simple question.

A complex or hard question would have been: What is your understanding of general relativity as it applies or does not apply at the subatomic level?

That question cannot be answered simply or easily, thus it is a complex or hard question.

I'm all agree with at least one thing he has done
Come again?

They ambushed himm with a camera.
Your misuse of words is starting to become a pattern.

Ambush - an act or instance of attacking unexpectedly from a concealed position.

Ambush | Define Ambush at Dictionary.com


And they want to stay anon.
So what?

Why do you get to define what appropriate or acceptable journalism is? Are you the journalism czar or something?
 

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I believe in integrity. I believe in accountability. I believe in knowing the reasons behind something that appears to be contrived. I believe in holding all parties to a reasonable standard, not just those that ally with my political adversaries.

What Etheridge did was wrong, but so is what they did.

Etheridge should be held accountable, and so should they.
Why do you get to dictate the standards for acceptable and ethical practices in journalism? Why should your personal beliefs and morality hold anymore sway on the topic than mine or these college students'?

I don't think their "journalistic integrity" is at issue because they refuse to identify themselves. Who in their right mind would want some political machine to start coming through their lives? Anonymity is a powerful tool in the free dissemination of information; there is nothing wrong with employing it when you have prima facie evidence of a wrongful or illegal act.

I can't believe some people are denying that it was a dickish, baiting question asked to get a response that would later be used to create a video for Youtube making Dems look bad.... This is obvious.

The response they got was more than they bargained for and certainly now serves their purpose of making the Dems looks bad. Unfortunately, the blurred faces and anonymity about the video raises questions, but they still achieved their goal.

What was inappropriate or unprofessional was approaching the congressman and not introducing themselves, presenting some form of ID (like a letter from their teacher or school ID) and then briefly explaining what their "project" was about. That's how it's done.

In reality, their journalism teacher should have taught them that you should always write or telephone the office first.

Period.
Journalism teachers are just human beings, overpaid ones at that. You nor they have some divine mandate to define what the acceptable or ethical standards of "journalism" are.

I deny your morality and substitute my own. Anonymity is a powerful tool in the free dissemination of information, which is a check on centralized power structures. My sympathies lie with liberty, not some politician's privacy or sense of entitlement.

They work for us. We can ask them questions whenever the hell we please. We're the boss.
 

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So, you list a bunch of articles and sites where the Obama agenda is describe in detail... as a COMPARISON to two little twerps asking a dumb, dickish question to a congressman walking from one place to another...:confused::roll::confused:

Are you serious?:doh
It is a loaded question and "Agenda" is a vague basis (though both parties use it so no one can act high and mighty like they are in the right somehow)

Well you see, the appropriate thing to do would be to A) Ask them to clarify (I agree that it is a loaded question, if you ask them to clarify though then you can whittle it down or turn it around on them and come out on top) B) Reply with a non-answer (any of the BS statements that politicians are masters at conjuring) or C) Keep on Walking

The INAPPROPRIATE response to such as question is to commit assault. (Albeit the bare minimum of Assault, though it still is Assault)
 
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I would like to hear from the posters that have a problem with the question the kids asked, about the "Obama Agenda" if they had a problem with Sarah Palin being asked in an interview about the "Bush Agenda"
 

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Just an observation. I don't think the Congressman reacted that way because of the content of the question.

It looked to me that he would have had that reaction with any question.

I am not even sure he heard the question.
 

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Breitbart.tv

YouTube - Congressman Assaults Student on Washington Sidewalk

I guess questions are not allowed of our representatives.
Eerie SOB continually asking "who are you"?
It makes you think he'd have some hatchetmen visit the kid.

I say this guy's career is over.
Good too.

Don't know about anyone else, but I wanted to reach into the screen, grab the representative by the scruff of the neck and put my fist through his face.

Then contrast it to this:
YouTube - "Civic Engagement": Congressman Bob Etheridge

"He says get involved in civic... something that's happening in your community..."

These kids did and asked a simple question... and well... Boom goes the dynamite!

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You don't ask questions of the LORDS of parliament... they are like royalty for as long as they are in power and peasants aren't allowed to approach royalty. Weren't they saying on the news that it was the kids that attacked Etheridge?

Regardless... he didn't even really give them time to finish asking the question. They didn't block his path or anything, so IMO Etheridge was fully in the wrong.
 

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Breitbart.tv

YouTube - Congressman Assaults Student on Washington Sidewalk

I guess questions are not allowed of our representatives.
Eerie SOB continually asking "who are you"?
It makes you think he'd have some hatchetmen visit the kid.

I say this guy's career is over.
Good too.

Don't know about anyone else, but I wanted to reach into the screen, grab the representative by the scruff of the neck and put my fist through his face.

Then contrast it to this:
YouTube - "Civic Engagement": Congressman Bob Etheridge

"He says get involved in civic... something that's happening in your community..."

These kids did and asked a simple question... and well... Boom goes the dynamite!

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We need to remind these asshats that the people are in charge, we are the bosses and if we ask them a question they best answer the question. Perhaps the people should start throwing these people down the steps of Congress by their boot straps.
 

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I would like to hear from the posters that have a problem with the question the kids asked, about the "Obama Agenda" if they had a problem with Sarah Palin being asked in an interview about the "Bush Agenda"
Too bad that's not what the question was...

Get your facts straight Mason66.

Bush 'Doctrine' -

The Bush Doctrine is a phrase used to describe various related foreign policy principles of former United States president George W. Bush. The phrase was first used by Charles Krauthammer in June 2001 [1] to describe the Bush Administration's unilateral withdrawals from the ABM treaty and the Kyoto Protocol. The phrase initially described the policy that the United States had the right to secure itself against countries that harbor or give aid to terrorist groups, which was used to justify the 2001 invasion of Afghanistan.[2]
 

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Too bad that's not what the question was...

Get your facts straight Mason66.

Bush 'Doctrine' -
Doctrine or Agenda. what's the difference.

The point is the question did not cause his reaction, it was just the fact that the kids were tehre and asked him anything.
 

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We need to remind these asshats that the people are in charge, we are the bosses and if we ask them a question they best answer the question. Perhaps the people should start throwing these people down the steps of Congress by their boot straps.
You ever see a president just wave off the questions from reporters while he is walking across the White House grounds?
Ever hear the phrase " I am just going to take one more question"?

Again this was a gotcha prank that got its desired results. I thought everybody was happy.
 

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The "Obama Agenda" is a stupid little teabrain talking point.

So asking if a demo congressman supports the current Presidents policies, and goals is now an uncomfortable "talking point"? Why aren't we allowed to know how the Congressman lines up on the issues of the day?


It's code for anything Glenn Beck says is wrong with the country.

Boy, Beck really, really gets under you liberals skin doesn't he? He must be spot on to illicit such hatred from you.


It's 'Us vs. Them 'teabagger mentality--people who are too stupid or lazy to actually dissect a policy into pro/con points, people so stupid they need their opinions handed to them in neat little bumper sticker talking points, people so completely and pathetically brain dead they think Fox is fair and balanced...

Clearly by this statement alone you have a serious problem with people that disagree with your perception of things. And to that end you display a near violent intolerance of opposing viewpoints.


Etheridge should have said: "What the hell does that even mean? Call my office when you have a serious question."

The Congressman had every opportunity to just keep walking, instead he chose to assault the young man. That is a crime.


Bull****. Go read up on how this country works. Etheridge works for his district. He's a REPRESENTATIVE. Go look that word up.
Ofcourse a congressman is a representative of his or her local constituency, just as when home, he or she serves as a representative of the larger body to that constituency. Lee Hamilton said this:

"A congressman must perform the ceremonial function, serving the dual role of "ambassador" from the nation's capital and local dignitary...."

The Job of a Congressman
to that end, you think he served his district well with is half drunken assault on two students that asked a question he didn't like? Did he represent the district in a good light?

Is that how you, or other liberals in general would like to come off to the public? As intolerant douche bags that physically attack people with questions that you don't wish to answer, or like?

These little cowards wouldn't even identify where they were from, so how do we know they even live in his district??
You seem to have quite a little totalitarian thing going on here? Threats, name calling, bullying tactics? Very becoming.....


Just like the thread about the kids wearing the American flag t-shirts to school, the far-righties are trying to ignore the simple fact: They were being DICKS. Trying to get a reaction. Not illegal. Not really immoral. Just dickish. And when you ding-dong ditch the Munsters, you may run into Herman...

Yes, God forbid that anyone show any pride what so ever in this country. :roll: But the larger question that you seem to be completely dodging, and instead inserting your own brand of what you think is intimidation is, Do you or do you not find it acceptable to assault those who disagree with you and possibly ask an embarrassing question?


It seems like the story didn't have legs beyond the internet. I'm glad Etheridge is not catching too much flack over this.

Oh it has legs. Just because Etheridge is being protected by his own in congress, working feverishly to sweep this away doesn't mean that there aren't some who are still looking into this.

A video of Rep. Bob Etheridge physically confronting a college student in Washington brought back unpleasant memories for one former Moore County resident.
Brandon Leslie, who moved away seven years ago and is now an attorney in Oxford, Miss., said he had an encounter with the now seven-term Democratic congressman from Lillington almost 14 years ago.
In the fall of 1996, when Leslie was a senior at Pinecrest High School, he said he met Etheridge at a Pinecrest football game. Etheridge – then the state superintendent of public instruction – was challenging incumbent Republican David Funderburk for his congressional seat. At the time, Moore County was part of the 2nd District, which Etheridge now represents.
Leslie said he introduced himself to Etheridge and asked him about his stance on a particular education program. He said Etheridge didn’t answer his question, so he pressed him two more times.
“And that’s when he grabbed me by the shoulders, he shook me, and I’ll never forget it, he said, ‘Son, you need to learn to respect your elders,’” he said by phone on Wednesday. “I was just so taken aback, I think my jaw just dropped, and he walked off.”

» etheridge assault - Big Government
so this is a pattern for the liberal congress slime. I still think charges should be filed.


j-mac
 

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Re: Congressman Assaults Student Asking if he supported the Obama Administration Agen

You ever see a president just wave off the questions from reporters while he is walking across the White House grounds?
Ever hear the phrase " I am just going to take one more question"?

Again this was a gotcha prank that got its desired results. I thought everybody was happy.
Your right but the President doesn't assault those who attempt to ask the question, besides this was just a congressman the direct representative of the people. Whatever the motive is of the questioner is does not give the green light to be assaulted. Now in regards to the president, if the media and that is all of them where persistent in the request to have questions answered the president would probably accommodate them.
 
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