Oak: you twist yourself rhetorically so grotesquely to defend your idol, Hair Fuhrer, it makes me wonder whether your other gig is as a contortionist with Cirque du Soleil. If so, you really ought to kiss your own ass instead of shamelessly kissing his.
I like what King Willie had to say because he is right. I heard a speaker once that said;
we don't have bad kids, what we have are bad parents....?
More than likely, the thugs in Memphis, have no parents, criminal parents, or worthless people as parents.
Cohen isn't going to rock the boat that floats his reelection... he said he wouldn't run a race he couldn't win. Therefore, expect nothing from cohen but more warm moist air blown on the faces of his voters like he has always done. The 9th needs to look beyond his smoke & mirrors into the future and figure out what they want.... A real leader that addresses the issues with facts and action or more of that warm moist air in their faces.
I think you are missing Oak's point, datGuy. I think he was saying that the presence or absence of people in the seats is kind of an iffy marker to begin with, in that such a measure has more to do with the audience one is speaking to at the time than anything else. By most polling, Obama is a reasonably popular outgoing president. But he has struggled to get buy-in from the military. So the empty seats are about the military, mostly. Trump was never going to get any buy-in from people who tried every trick in the book to engineer HRC's coronation. So them not being at the inauguration carries the same sort of significance. Considering the response on this thread to the comparison, it appears that others also find the comparison apt. I don't really care one way or another about the verses though. What one person finds meaningful in quotes from the great books, another may find mealymouthed pablum. YMMV. Your mileage may vary.
Cohen is simply attracting attention to himself so his constituents get to see him in the media.... That's all. Simply pandering to his voters. Cohen and Lewis have the same motive; keep the voters happy by saying and doing what they want them to do as their representative..... Right or wrong, good or bad makes no diff to a politician, reelection does.
Therefore, those protesting this event are just doing the same old thing they have always done.... And everyone knows they will keep getting what they have always got. Reelected.
However, the 'old time live in the past, keep the wound bleeding' crowd is growing smaller. As they decline by death and education, political figures like these will fade away as well. Just like Jessie 'shake-down' Jackson....
Your picture of Obama was not relevant and a red herring with regard to the article on Cohens choice not to attend and also my comment on that lack of attendance.
Your bible verse could be interpreted a dozen ways on a dozen particular subjects. It's total value much like that of my daily horoscope or a tarot card reading. One of many interpretations contained therein being that ad hominem argumentation has merit. Is that intended as an indictment of Trump or an indictment of all religions? Who knows? Apparently, you don't have the time for clarity.
Perhaps later we can later argue the merits of opening eggs at the small end or large end using quotes from Aristotle or Thomas Aquinas. It will be just as fruitful.
@Cl - The last time I quoted the Aramaic, it was crickets. So... As to your last rhetorical question, it's fairly easy to see the differences between them. What most people have a hard time doing, is seeing the similarities.
Amen indeed. And hallelujah.
@datGuy - Happy to oblige. I've told you why above. You've been shown. Now see.
As to the appropriate verse for this particular discussion, I've thought a bit about those who think that the craziness is just on the Trump side of the equation, and I have demonstrated quite a number of times why he is merely the result of forces left to fester for too long by both wings of an inattentive and unconcerned duopoly. So let's throw down with the obvious.
From John 9:
"..He then answered, 'Whether He is a sinner, I do not know; one thing I do know, that though I was blind, now I see.' So they said to him, 'What did He do to you? How did He open your eyes?' He answered them, 'I told you already and you did not listen; why do you want to hear it again?'..."
Mullins, I'll have you remember that while Lewis was serving time in a variety of Southern jails, Donald Trump was serving in the New York Military Academy during which time there were zero attack by the Viet Cong in the lower Hudson River Valley!
Or at least pro-vasectomy. ^^^^^
I think what you have there is something that had been re-translated far too many times. I leave the Bible to the Aramaics and stick with Mark Twain.
Speaking of language, why do so many posters fail to understand the meaning of Representative? Or fails to see the difference between one man who walks into a lion's den and one who takes a limo to a pedicure? Amen.
Little Stevie, loves the attention. Talk about a narcissist!
@oak, Humor me and help me understand the point of your posting a picture of Obama addressing the military to a comment on a story of Cohen not attending Trumps inauguration?
Can you take a stab at the bible verses relevance to this discussion while you are at it. You know since your no longer a child, it shouldn't be too hard.
@datGuy - Nah. Just pointing out an area of your hypocrisy with regard to the 'empty seats' thing. Let me quote a little bit of Luke for you. There is a similar thought in the canon of all great religions, but I think Luke 6 hits it most succinctly:
"..And He also spoke a parable to them: 'A blind man cannot guide a blind man, can he? Will they not both fall into a pit? A pupil is not above his teacher; but everyone, after he has been fully trained, will be like his teacher. Why do you look at the speck that is in your brothers eye, but do not notice the log that is in your own eye? Or how can you say to your brother, Brother, let me take out the speck that is in your eye, when you yourself do not see the log that is in your own eye? You hypocrite, first take the log out of your own eye, and then you will see clearly to take out the speck that is in your brothers eye. For there is no good tree which produces bad fruit, nor, on the other hand, a bad tree which produces good fruit. For each tree is known by its own fruit. For men do not gather figs from thorns, nor do they pick grapes from a briar bush. The good man out of the good treasure of his heart brings forth what is good; and the evil man out of the evil treasure brings forth what is evil; for his mouth speaks from that which fills his heart.'..."
As a child, my simple mind made me wonder if blackberries were evil. But I think I understand the gist of it now.
@oak, ramblin huh?
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Should she dated him and he was married? No! But a lot of us make mistakes.He wasn't supposed to kill her for a mistake he made right along with her.Why didn't he kill himself instead of her.He was the one scared of the outcome with his wife.His loyalty was to his family.He stepped out.Prayers still for both families.The relatives and kids are paying a price for something they didn't cause or ask for and didn't deserve.
She didn't ask to be murdered.I don't care what the situation is ,if he would have kept his wand in his pants and not cheated on his wife he wouldn't have had a heated argument about an abortion.People quick to blame the victim.He knew he was married so he kills her and she brought on herself?He isn't God and for the simple fact he was a coward not wanting his wife to know he took a mother from her kids.You man enough to step out be man enough to deal with the consequences!
I believe it was Spook Murphy who said, if you're going to be in a fight, get in the first lick.
@datGuy - What branch of the military were you in, again?
@barf - I think he is a moderately successful manager, who doesn't understand the fullness of what his expert advisors have told him he needs to do, so his public pronouncements seem disjointed and highlight his poor grasp of the details of those proposals. That doesn't mean his administration will necessarily be ineffective, or that he doesn't have a big picture level understanding of what he is trying to do. The only way we are going to find out what that plan means for large cities, is to watch and see how it plays out. It won't take very long to see where it's headed. And I agree with your assessment of the boom/bust cycle by the way..
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