Posts Tagged ‘Nice

15
Jul
16

The President’s Day

US President Barack Obama speaks about the truck attack in Nice, France while addressing ambassadors to the United States during reception in the East Room of the White House July 15, 2016 in Washington, DC. Obama strongly condemned a "repugnant" proposal by a top Republican to test every Muslim living in the United States and deport whoever believes in sharia law, following the deadly truck attack in Nice. / AFP / Brendan Smialowski (Photo credit should read BRENDAN SMIALOWSKI/AFP/Getty Images)

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US President Barack Obama speaks about the truck attack in Nice, France while addressing ambassadors to the United States during reception in the East Room of the White House July 15, 2016 in Washington, DC. Obama decried the deadly truck attack in Nice as a "tragic and appalling" on freedom and pledged firm US support for France. / AFP / Brendan Smialowski (Photo credit should read BRENDAN SMIALOWSKI/AFP/Getty Images)

President Barack Obama speaks about the truck attack in Nice, France while addressing ambassadors to the United States during a reception. He strongly condemned a “repugnant” proposal by Newt Gingrich to test every Muslim living in the United States and deport whoever believes in sharia law

WASHINGTON, DC - JULY 15: US President Barack Obama talks about yesterday's terrorist attack in Nice, France that killed 84 people, during a reception for the Diplomatic Corps in the East Room at the White House on July 15, 2016 in Washington, DC. (Photo by Mark Wilson/Getty Images)

WASHINGTON, DC - JULY 15: US President Barack Obama talks about yesterday's terrorist attack in Nice, France that killed 84 people, during a reception for the Diplomatic Corps in the East Room at the White House on July 15, 2016 in Washington, DC. (Photo by Mark Wilson/Getty Images)

<> on July 15, 2016 in Washington, DC.

US President Barack Obama (L) and French Ambassador to the United States Gerard Araud shake hands during reception for the diplomatic corps in the East Room of the White House July 15, 2016 in Washington, DC. Obama spoke to the diplomatic corp calling the deadly truck attack in Nice as a "tragic and appalling" on freedom and pledged firm US support for France. / AFP / Brendan Smialowski (Photo credit should read BRENDAN SMIALOWSKI/AFP/Getty Images)

President Barack Obama and French Ambassador to the United States Gerard Araud shake hands during a reception for the diplomatic corps

05
Sep
11

a word…. or several

Hello people.

Okay, finally: about Friday. You know, when things got a little heated around here. 😕

Just to clear up a bunch of stuff:

* No, this place hasn’t turned in to Huffy Firebagger Kos, as some of you suggested. It will always be a blog for those smart enough to support President Obama and his efforts in the face of all that poison from the right and their buddies on the ‘left’.

* Fire/Teabagger bile is blocked here, and I do my best to weed out trolls.

 * With that in mind, I’m asking you all – very, very politely – to trust that the people who post here regularly, and who sometimes express their frustrations over different issues (as some did on Friday), are not Fire/Teabaggers, and don’t ever deserve to be branded with that slur.

* Some seriously good people were abused here on Friday, and accused of all sorts (the worst of which I deleted), simply for sharing their frustrations – some of which, for what it’s worth, I share too. That was ugly, and wrong.

 * I know, most of you want this place to remain an upbeat refuge, it’s why you come here, and that’s largely what it will remain – but we can handle debate, we’re not Fire/Teabagger sheeple who bow to their ringleaders’ absolute opposition to the President and never dissent from that line, no matter what. We’re way smarter than that.

 * So, debate will always be welcome here, and if that debate gets passionate and contentious at times, well, that’s good – and it’s healthy.

 * By all means, argue back if you don’t agree with those expressing frustration – but attack the message, not the messenger, okay?

 * No, Firebagger memes aren’t welcome here, because they’re just hate-fueled baseless spite, but the views of supporters of the President who reckon the administration could do a whole lot better in boosting his hopes of re-election will always be welcome. Some of you feel disagreement among the President’s supporters gives encouragement to his opponents – I’d argue that it does the opposite, because it shows we’re capable of debate, unlike the mindless sheeple. And nothing scares the poor old Fire/Teabagger sheeple more than freedom of thought …. for them, it’s a terrifying and alien concept.

 * What I’m asking you all, more than anything, is to ‘disagree without being disagreeable’, as the man said. I gave up posting on a bunch of sites, now overrun by Firebaggers, simply because of the levels of venomous abuse thrown at people for expressing their honest views. I won’t allow that happen here.

 * I’m not in to rules, at all, but I’m going to set one now: Nastiness towards fellow posters is not acceptable here, ever.

 * Call me old-fashioned, but I’m just asking for some civility.

 We can do that, right?

 Thanks for hearing me out, love ya all.

19
Aug
11

be nice ;-)

Just a very, very polite request: please keep things civil when you’re arguing with others here – as the man said, “disagree without being disagreeable”.

Argue away, but show each other some respect.

Thanks. 😉

03
Feb
10

um….okay.

A giant figure of U.S. President Barack Obama is seen during preparations for a carnival parade in Nice, southeastern France, February 3, 2010.




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