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Thu Jul 10, 2014, 03:29 PM

A tip of the hat to DU's The Magistrate.

One of DU's most unique and well-informed personalities. And undoubtedly its most well-spoken.

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Reply A tip of the hat to DU's The Magistrate. (Original post)
Tommy_Carcetti Jul 2014 OP
CaliforniaPeggy Jul 2014 #1
madokie Jul 2014 #2
cprise Jul 2014 #56
Ken Burch Jul 2014 #58
The Magistrate Jul 2014 #69
Ken Burch Jul 2014 #77
The Magistrate Jul 2014 #79
Samantha Jul 2014 #131
Tommy_Carcetti Jul 2014 #81
littlemissmartypants Jul 2014 #82
The Magistrate Jul 2014 #84
cprise Jul 2014 #90
The Magistrate Jul 2014 #91
cprise Jul 2014 #92
The Magistrate Jul 2014 #94
cprise Jul 2014 #96
The Magistrate Jul 2014 #97
cprise Jul 2014 #99
The Magistrate Jul 2014 #100
cprise Jul 2014 #103
The Magistrate Jul 2014 #105
cprise Jul 2014 #111
The Magistrate Jul 2014 #113
cprise Jul 2014 #116
The Magistrate Jul 2014 #118
xfundy Jul 2014 #142
cprise Jul 2014 #147
Gidney N Cloyd Jul 2014 #109
Eleanors38 Jul 2014 #159
joshcryer Jul 2014 #162
Igel Jul 2014 #86
KoKo Jul 2014 #133
pinboy3niner Jul 2014 #3
Warpy Jul 2014 #4
snagglepuss Jul 2014 #5
sheshe2 Jul 2014 #6
ChisolmTrailDem Jul 2014 #7
Blue_Tires Jul 2014 #8
Tuesday Afternoon Jul 2014 #18
Blue_Tires Jul 2014 #24
Tuesday Afternoon Jul 2014 #41
Brother Buzz Jul 2014 #23
The Magistrate Jul 2014 #66
mopinko Jul 2014 #151
The Magistrate Jul 2014 #153
mopinko Jul 2014 #166
bigtree Jul 2014 #9
immoderate Jul 2014 #10
CTyankee Jul 2014 #11
Cali_Democrat Jul 2014 #12
Coventina Jul 2014 #13
MoonRiver Jul 2014 #14
H2O Man Jul 2014 #15
n2doc Jul 2014 #16
lunatica Jul 2014 #17
justhanginon Jul 2014 #19
Rowdyboy Jul 2014 #20
Tuesday Afternoon Jul 2014 #21
kcr Jul 2014 #22
littlemissmartypants Jul 2014 #25
bravenak Jul 2014 #26
riqster Jul 2014 #27
calimary Jul 2014 #28
greatauntoftriplets Jul 2014 #29
Benton D Struckcheon Jul 2014 #44
The Magistrate Jul 2014 #70
greatauntoftriplets Jul 2014 #72
The Magistrate Jul 2014 #74
Glorfindel Jul 2014 #30
Squinch Jul 2014 #31
Spazito Jul 2014 #32
Tom Rinaldo Jul 2014 #33
The Magistrate Jul 2014 #119
Lochloosa Jul 2014 #34
SidDithers Jul 2014 #35
DinahMoeHum Jul 2014 #36
Bobbie Jo Jul 2014 #37
tenderfoot Jul 2014 #38
William769 Jul 2014 #39
WillyT Jul 2014 #40
N_E_1 for Tennis Jul 2014 #42
leftstreet Jul 2014 #43
On the Road Jul 2014 #45
The Magistrate Jul 2014 #67
SunSeeker Jul 2014 #46
rocktivity Jul 2014 #47
randome Jul 2014 #48
Jack Rabbit Jul 2014 #49
The Magistrate Jul 2014 #68
Jack Rabbit Jul 2014 #98
MohRokTah Jul 2014 #50
steve2470 Jul 2014 #51
LongTomH Jul 2014 #52
sinkingfeeling Jul 2014 #53
Skidmore Jul 2014 #54
Hekate Jul 2014 #55
The Magistrate Jul 2014 #57
Tommy_Carcetti Jul 2014 #59
NuclearDem Jul 2014 #60
TheCowsCameHome Jul 2014 #61
hrmjustin Jul 2014 #62
PeaceNikki Jul 2014 #63
sufrommich Jul 2014 #64
cry baby Jul 2014 #65
freshwest Jul 2014 #71
mcar Jul 2014 #73
The Magistrate Jul 2014 #75
Bluenorthwest Jul 2014 #76
Rex Jul 2014 #78
malaise Jul 2014 #80
Sissyk Jul 2014 #83
90-percent Jul 2014 #85
The Magistrate Jul 2014 #88
navarth Jul 2014 #120
ColesCountyDem Jul 2014 #87
Still Sensible Jul 2014 #89
mac56 Jul 2014 #93
blogslut Jul 2014 #95
KurtNYC Jul 2014 #101
scarletwoman Jul 2014 #102
The Magistrate Jul 2014 #114
scarletwoman Jul 2014 #115
Duckhunter935 Jul 2014 #104
JI7 Jul 2014 #106
Threedifferentones Jul 2014 #107
lovemydog Jul 2014 #108
DoBotherMe Jul 2014 #110
Enrique Jul 2014 #112
IronLionZion Jul 2014 #117
WilliamPitt Jul 2014 #121
The Magistrate Jul 2014 #125
azurnoir Jul 2014 #140
The Magistrate Jul 2014 #141
azurnoir Jul 2014 #144
The Magistrate Jul 2014 #154
grahamhgreen Jul 2014 #122
KoKo Jul 2014 #123
Surya Gayatri Jul 2014 #124
Billy Budd Jul 2014 #126
MADem Jul 2014 #127
flying rabbit Jul 2014 #128
MrMickeysMom Jul 2014 #129
Liberal_Dog Jul 2014 #130
tishaLA Jul 2014 #132
Barack_America Jul 2014 #134
Lithos Jul 2014 #135
The Magistrate Jul 2014 #139
Lithos Jul 2014 #155
The Magistrate Jul 2014 #163
beam me up scottie Jul 2014 #136
maced666 Jul 2014 #137
Ellipsis Jul 2014 #138
DeSwiss Jul 2014 #143
Violet_Crumble Jul 2014 #145
The Magistrate Jul 2014 #149
BumRushDaShow Jul 2014 #146
Sunlei Jul 2014 #148
egduj Jul 2014 #150
The Green Manalishi Jul 2014 #152
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The Magistrate Jul 2014 #158
nyabingi Jul 2014 #160
The Magistrate Jul 2014 #161
Populist_Prole Jul 2014 #157
burrowowl Jul 2014 #164
The Magistrate Jul 2014 #165

Response to Tommy_Carcetti (Original post)

Thu Jul 10, 2014, 03:31 PM

1. Absolutely right!

I celebrate his presence here!

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Response to Tommy_Carcetti (Original post)

Thu Jul 10, 2014, 03:31 PM

2. Very polite to boot

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Response to madokie (Reply #2)

Thu Jul 10, 2014, 04:55 PM

56. Thug tactics against people who post Salon.com, Counterpunch, The Nation, DN!, BBC articles

by using SPAM to drown out the comments are pretty impolite and unbecoming a supposed intellectual.

Those, along with Huffpo and Alternet, are representative of sites that have taken a critical view of the pro-NATO/anti-Russian narrative circulating in the US mass media.

http://www.democraticunderground.com/101697273#post4

http://www.democraticunderground.com/101697276#post1

http://www.democraticunderground.com/101697285#post1

http://www.democraticunderground.com/101697261#post1

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http://www.democraticunderground.com/101697271#post1

http://www.democraticunderground.com/101697278#post1

http://www.democraticunderground.com/101697270#post1

He apparently regards diverse, respected authors from these sites as "propaganda drivel" outlets because they tend to question the Washington consensus. Even if an infamous person is quoted with qualification of general disagreement, this is something DUers do constantly to point out that even opponents are forced to acknowledge facts on occasion.

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Response to Ken Burch (Reply #58)

Thu Jul 10, 2014, 05:35 PM

69. I Do Not Know Where Some Get That Idea, Sir

But there are several people, including a pair of budding teen-aged grandsons, who would be surprised to learn that of the bearded old thing that shags them in to do the dishes....

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Response to The Magistrate (Reply #69)

Thu Jul 10, 2014, 05:45 PM

77. I stand corrected.

 

Sorry about that.

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Response to Ken Burch (Reply #77)

Thu Jul 10, 2014, 05:46 PM

79. No Trouble, My Friend

Lord knows I have done it often enough....

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Response to The Magistrate (Reply #69)

Thu Jul 10, 2014, 10:10 PM

131. I always love reading your posts and have only one small complaint

There just are not enough of them.

Sam

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Response to cprise (Reply #56)

Thu Jul 10, 2014, 05:47 PM

81. The audacity of having to read George Orwell!

What spam!

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Response to Tommy_Carcetti (Reply #81)

Thu Jul 10, 2014, 05:50 PM

82. Lol! Thanks for reminding me. nt

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Response to Tommy_Carcetti (Reply #81)

Thu Jul 10, 2014, 05:55 PM

84. A Link For You, Sir

http://gutenberg.net.au/ebooks03/0300011h.html

A lot of good stuff there in the list.

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Response to Tommy_Carcetti (Reply #81)

Thu Jul 10, 2014, 06:26 PM

90. And having 10 screenfuls of it repeated at the start of every thread.

Using Orwell himself to drown out discussion then pontificate about "democracy" is itself Orwellian, esp. from a poster who defended voting for the Iraq War Resolution as a political necessity.

It puts this Magistrate quote in an interesting light:
Orwell dissects quite cogently some long-standing attitudes of the left in the West, attitudes which go a long way towards explaining why left parties remain so impotent in our polity. In a democracy, bearing the 'anti-patriot' label is a heavy disadvantage, and to shoulder it voluntarily, and boast of it shrilly, and rub it in at every opportunity, is simply madness --- if one wants to actually gain mass following for one's social and economic goals....

Remember the media RW refrain about "Blame America First liberals" during the runup to the Iraq War? I do. This is a patently neocon talking point.

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Response to cprise (Reply #90)

Thu Jul 10, 2014, 06:35 PM

91. That is The Best You Can Find, Sir?

This?

"Suppose, just for the sake of argument, that the proposed resolution had been rejected by all Democrats in the Senate plus Jeffords. Do you really thnk this would have halted the thing? The preparations, the deployments, all would have gone on on the same schedule. The '02 election would have been fought on the slogan "Voting for a Democrat is voting for Saddam!" The losses in the Senate would have been far worse than they actually were, and the first business of the new Congress would have been the triumphant passage of the enabling reolution. The invasion would have taken place on the same day planned for the previous autumn; there would not even have been a delay. We both know this would have been the outcome."

That is flat accurate analysis of what anyone with the sense to come in out of the rain knows would have happened. It certainly does not reflect support for invading Iraq; you would not be able to find any expression of support for that by me. But that resolution was a political trap, and was intended to be a political trap, and as with any well constructed trap, there really were no good moves for people caught in it.

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Response to The Magistrate (Reply #91)

Thu Jul 10, 2014, 06:50 PM

92. Yet Obama didn't vote for IWR and was elected President

His only "political reality" was accepting the invasion after the fact and supporting a surge.

So that's what the grand Magistrate analytic prowess boils down to... Justifying the political psychosis of the Iraq War for the sake of "political reality". And yes, the Bush admin's "proofs" of WMD were known to be fakes before the invasion.

I'm not impressed.

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Response to cprise (Reply #92)

Thu Jul 10, 2014, 06:58 PM

94. The Illinois Legislature, Sir, Had No Say In The Matter

So of course he did not vote for it....

And you are, as you have done before, merely making the point I pressed in what you cited above:

"A lot of the problem stems from how long the left has been effectively barred from power and influence on political life here. This means leftist commentators and true believers come to live in a world where they no what they say will never have any real effect and this inculcates an attitude in which irresponsibility, and not only a lack of concern with possible consequence, will flourish. An illustration of this is the strident defense of Nader in 2000 one can still see from leftists of the 'purer than thou' variety --- in this case, their 'not a dime's worth of difference' line, and a few tens of thousands actually acting on it, had the great and grave consequence of putting the reactionary right into power. So unconcerned have such people become with the possible consequences of their positions that they deny this, the one real consequence their views have had for a long time, ever actually occurred...."

Your only concern is whether an act or expression tallies with a pure ideological view, regardless of what the practical consequences might be, and which people in any position of responsibility would, if they acted as you would insist, would have to face, in spheres ranging from actual policy to their careers. That the pure ideological view you insist on is one that is not usually widely popular, and can in a pinch be made very unpopular by a skilled politician, is just icing on the cake.

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Response to The Magistrate (Reply #94)

Thu Jul 10, 2014, 07:06 PM

96. and he attacked Hillary Clinton in 2008 for supporting it.

Obama came out against the IWR when it was up for vote, even if he wasn't voting on it. That issue was on everyone's mind at that time and Obama had a political career to worry about.


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Response to cprise (Reply #96)

Thu Jul 10, 2014, 07:12 PM

97. Indeed He Did, Sir

And doubtless it impressed a number of people who do not think very deeply about national and political events. There was so little real difference between Sen. Obama and Sen. Clinton, in terms of positions and likely policies when elected, that it was necessary in the primary campaign to resort to half-truths and insinuendoes to whip up the spirits of the partisan crowds. If recollection serves, Sen. Obama denounced including an employer mandate in a health insurance reform program, as Sen. Clinton had proposed....

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Response to The Magistrate (Reply #97)

Thu Jul 10, 2014, 07:20 PM

99. That's nice, but this is war we're talking about

The justifications do not add up, morally or politically. They could have spoken up about Bush's fabrications.

Supporters of the IWR vote are culpable for the ruin this and other countries have experienced since.

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Response to cprise (Reply #99)

Thu Jul 10, 2014, 07:23 PM

100. Are We, Sir? It Seemed To Me You Were Complaining About Impurity....

About the posting of an essay by Orwell in response to someone, someone now suspended yet again, for spamming the board with pro-Kremlin swill, and whether that was thuggery, and heavens knows what else.

A casual observer might easily leap to the conclusion you do not like me very much....

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Response to The Magistrate (Reply #100)

Thu Jul 10, 2014, 07:34 PM

103. Drawing the line at warmongering is not a purity test. Sorry.

OTOH, you do like to accuse DUers of being 'insufficiently patriotic'.

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Response to cprise (Reply #103)

Thu Jul 10, 2014, 07:39 PM

105. Now, Sir, You re Just Making Things Up, If You Are Seriously Calling Me A War-Monger

I have pointed out before, and doubtless will again, that in a democracy, for a political party or tendency to gain the name of 'anti-patriot' is a heavy burden, since most people do, without thinking about it much, love their country, and will not feel much fellowship with someone who they believe does not share that feeling.

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Response to The Magistrate (Reply #105)

Thu Jul 10, 2014, 07:51 PM

111. So we should base political decisions on fascist principles?

Trivializing appeals to facts, and counting on reactions to "feelings"?

What lovely political 'realism'.

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Response to cprise (Reply #111)

Thu Jul 10, 2014, 08:01 PM

113. Only, Sir, If You Believe Political Reality Has An Inherent Fascist Bias....

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Response to The Magistrate (Reply #113)

Thu Jul 10, 2014, 08:10 PM

116. It does only if politicos give up on the public's acceptance of facts.

Then they must govern through irrationality.

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Response to cprise (Reply #116)

Thu Jul 10, 2014, 08:18 PM

118. I Appreciate Your Kicking The Thread, Sir

But we are so deep into 'say something once, why say it again?' territory that I cannot must the interest necessary to continue the exchange....

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Response to cprise (Reply #116)

Fri Jul 11, 2014, 12:31 AM

142. I'm getting the idea

that you need a whole thread praising you like a baby needs a bottle.

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Response to xfundy (Reply #142)

Fri Jul 11, 2014, 07:39 AM

147. Yet more irony.

That's not MY custom...

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Response to cprise (Reply #96)

Thu Jul 10, 2014, 07:47 PM

109. ...

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Response to cprise (Reply #90)

Fri Jul 11, 2014, 01:11 PM

159. Not a bad quote -- from an old gun-toter.

 

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Response to cprise (Reply #90)

Fri Jul 11, 2014, 01:39 PM

162. Bush was invading without AUMF.

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Response to cprise (Reply #56)

Thu Jul 10, 2014, 06:19 PM

86. There is a difference between impolite and polite ...

That allows one to agree impolitely--or to take a poignard to an idea and deftly disembowel it while fully respecting decorum.

There is a vast difference between according one respect and according one courtesy.

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Response to Tommy_Carcetti (Original post)

Thu Jul 10, 2014, 03:31 PM

3. Polite to a fault--but with an incisive intelligence and a sharp bite!

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Response to Tommy_Carcetti (Original post)

Thu Jul 10, 2014, 03:32 PM

4. Yes, and absolutely devastating when it comes to puncturing gasbags

Magistrate, I am glad you are here. Please never mellow.

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Response to Tommy_Carcetti (Original post)

Thu Jul 10, 2014, 03:32 PM

5. Indubitably.

3 cheers for the Magistrate.

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Response to Tommy_Carcetti (Original post)

Thu Jul 10, 2014, 03:32 PM

6. Hear Hear~Bravo Sir!

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Response to Tommy_Carcetti (Original post)

Thu Jul 10, 2014, 03:32 PM

7. Agreed...

 

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Response to Tommy_Carcetti (Original post)

Thu Jul 10, 2014, 03:32 PM

8. He's also one of the more skilled model builders I've ever sen...

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Response to Blue_Tires (Reply #8)

Thu Jul 10, 2014, 03:39 PM

18. does he do the ships in the bottles?

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Response to Tuesday Afternoon (Reply #18)

Thu Jul 10, 2014, 03:43 PM

24. I think so...

I do remember clearly that he does airplanes...

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Response to Blue_Tires (Reply #24)

Thu Jul 10, 2014, 04:01 PM

41. OK, Maybe that was someone else ... I remember now a picture thread

with the model airplanes. Very detailed.

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Response to Blue_Tires (Reply #8)

Thu Jul 10, 2014, 03:43 PM

23. Ah, but he refuses to build Roald Dahl's Gloster Gladiator

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Response to Blue_Tires (Reply #8)

Thu Jul 10, 2014, 05:30 PM

66. Thank You, Sir

Here a couple you might like.

The first was completed fairly recently, the second was done a good while back:





It is a Polikarpov I-153, of the 127th IAP, flown by Lt.Zhukovskiy from Avgustove, who was credited with several German aircraft destroyed on the first day of Barbarossa.





This is a Polikarpov I-15bis, operating on the Lagoda sector during the Siege of Leningrad early in 1942, as a ground attack machine. Unit is un-known, but things were pretty ad hoc then in any case; there is a good photograph of the thing, however.

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Response to The Magistrate (Reply #66)

Fri Jul 11, 2014, 10:08 AM

151. good to see you my friend. we should get together.

 

these look like fun.
you know, if you go to any granite counter top fabricator, they will give you the cutouts from the sinks. for a couple bucks they might even polish the edges for you.

rock on old man. it is our sad duty to keep these trolls in the real world.

kids these days.....

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Response to mopinko (Reply #151)

Fri Jul 11, 2014, 10:34 AM

153. Another 'Meet Up' Gathering Here Might Be Nice, Ma'am

It has certainly been a while.

That is an interesting idea about the granite remnants. The things I use for the bases are intended for wall plaques, I gather. My usual shop has just now closed down, though it is to move, fortunately, not to shutter up completely. Its new location, though, will not be nearly so convenient....

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Response to The Magistrate (Reply #153)

Fri Jul 11, 2014, 04:07 PM

166. i did my first taxidermy project

 

took a small private class. stuffed a pheasant.
big fun. very tactile.
they handed out little slices of logs.

i have a small flock of chickens now, is what made me want to take the class. hoping to sell some feathers. have lovely birds.

i immediately started being flooded ideas for the hilarious things one could pose a stuffed chicken on/in.
i thought it was super easy, but very complicated at the same time. but in my wheelhouse.
i turned the worst pelt in the class, not my fault, into a decent stuffed pheasant.

chauncy-

https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=700317563323259&set=pb.410796658942019.-2207520000.1405109120.&type=3&theater

rocking chair aint got me yet, tho, so i dont have much time for hobbies.
wont be able to help myself come time to cull the flock, tho.


and yeah, meet up. maybe we could do a dinner cruise on the lake.
or y'all could come to the farm.

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Response to Tommy_Carcetti (Original post)

Thu Jul 10, 2014, 03:34 PM

9. hear, hear!

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Response to Tommy_Carcetti (Original post)

Thu Jul 10, 2014, 03:34 PM

10. Indubitable, sir.

 



--imm


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Response to Tommy_Carcetti (Original post)

Thu Jul 10, 2014, 03:35 PM

11. Glad to join in with my tip of the hat.

The Magistrate is my idea of a gentleman! Bravo.

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Response to Tommy_Carcetti (Original post)

Thu Jul 10, 2014, 03:35 PM

12. One of DU's best

 

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Response to Tommy_Carcetti (Original post)

Thu Jul 10, 2014, 03:35 PM

13. Yes, one of DU's greatest.

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Response to Tommy_Carcetti (Original post)

Thu Jul 10, 2014, 03:35 PM

14. Totally agree!

The Magistrate rocks!

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Response to Tommy_Carcetti (Original post)

Thu Jul 10, 2014, 03:35 PM

15. I agree.

Recommended.

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Response to Tommy_Carcetti (Original post)

Thu Jul 10, 2014, 03:35 PM

16. Always a delight when they contribute to a thread!

And with style!

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Response to Tommy_Carcetti (Original post)

Thu Jul 10, 2014, 03:36 PM

17. I have a great deal of respect for The Magistate

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Response to Tommy_Carcetti (Original post)

Thu Jul 10, 2014, 03:40 PM

19. Allow me to add my appreciation also as I too enjoy your posts. n/t

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Response to Tommy_Carcetti (Original post)

Thu Jul 10, 2014, 03:40 PM

20. I find his wit refreshing and his commentary incisive....

An asset to any community.

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Response to Tommy_Carcetti (Original post)

Thu Jul 10, 2014, 03:40 PM

21. He is One of a Kind, The Magistrate.

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Response to Tommy_Carcetti (Original post)

Thu Jul 10, 2014, 03:41 PM

22. I'll gladly rec this

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Response to Tommy_Carcetti (Original post)

Thu Jul 10, 2014, 03:44 PM

25. Indeed. eom

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Response to Tommy_Carcetti (Original post)

Thu Jul 10, 2014, 03:44 PM

26. You are right, sir!

 

I like the Magistrate.

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Response to Tommy_Carcetti (Original post)

Thu Jul 10, 2014, 03:45 PM

27. Indeed!

A toast as well!

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Response to Tommy_Carcetti (Original post)

Thu Jul 10, 2014, 03:45 PM

28. OH Absolutely Positively Unquestionably, sir!

And so elegantly well-mannered, too. Agreed!!!!

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Response to Tommy_Carcetti (Original post)

Thu Jul 10, 2014, 03:47 PM

29. I'll drink to The Magistrate!



In fact, I've had a drink with him!

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Response to greatauntoftriplets (Reply #29)

Thu Jul 10, 2014, 04:15 PM

44. Haven't had the pleasure,

but I'll dedicate this ice cold scotch & soda to him. He's a pleasure to have around.

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Response to greatauntoftriplets (Reply #29)

Thu Jul 10, 2014, 05:36 PM

70. I Remember, Ma'am

Quite a sundress you had on, I recall....

Be well!

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Response to The Magistrate (Reply #70)

Thu Jul 10, 2014, 05:40 PM

72. It was warm out!

Be well youself.

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Response to The Magistrate (Reply #70)

Thu Jul 10, 2014, 05:42 PM

74. No Fool Like An Old Fool: Put This In The Wrong Place

Ah, well, good to have noticed soon, anyway.

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Response to Tommy_Carcetti (Original post)

Thu Jul 10, 2014, 03:47 PM

30. Most definitely - credit where it's due!

Articulate and civilized.

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Response to Tommy_Carcetti (Original post)

Thu Jul 10, 2014, 03:48 PM

31. Good idea. I like that guy!

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Response to Tommy_Carcetti (Original post)

Thu Jul 10, 2014, 03:49 PM

32. Totally agree!

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Response to Tommy_Carcetti (Original post)

Thu Jul 10, 2014, 03:51 PM

33. I usually stay off tribute threads

But there is an exception to every rule.

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Thu Jul 10, 2014, 08:21 PM

119. Thank You, Mr. Rinaldo

I have a great respect for your comments here, and always am glad to come upon them.

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Response to Tommy_Carcetti (Original post)

Thu Jul 10, 2014, 03:54 PM

34. Totally agree Sir.

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Response to Tommy_Carcetti (Original post)

Thu Jul 10, 2014, 03:54 PM

35. An appreciation thread I can happily endorse...



Sid

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Response to Tommy_Carcetti (Original post)

Thu Jul 10, 2014, 03:56 PM

36. Hear, hear! With a Pimm's Cup to toast.

I always enjoy reading his comments.

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Response to Tommy_Carcetti (Original post)

Thu Jul 10, 2014, 03:57 PM

37. I'll rec that!

One of my faves.

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Response to Tommy_Carcetti (Original post)

Thu Jul 10, 2014, 03:58 PM

38. I agree Sir!

To you Magistrate.

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Response to Tommy_Carcetti (Original post)

Thu Jul 10, 2014, 04:00 PM

39. A BIG K&R!

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Response to Tommy_Carcetti (Original post)

Thu Jul 10, 2014, 04:01 PM

40. Agreed... K & R !!!

 


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Response to Tommy_Carcetti (Original post)

Thu Jul 10, 2014, 04:06 PM

42. K&R sir

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Response to Tommy_Carcetti (Original post)

Thu Jul 10, 2014, 04:08 PM

43. Uh-oh. What has he done?



DURec

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Response to Tommy_Carcetti (Original post)

Thu Jul 10, 2014, 04:17 PM

45. I Remember a Thread the Magistrate Started on Kosovo

composed an extremely long, well-written piece on the history of the area going back centuries.

A poster chimed in to say "you forgot to provide a citation." Another poster then replied "Um, I think The Magistrate actually wrote that himself." Which turned out to be the case.

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Response to On the Road (Reply #45)

Thu Jul 10, 2014, 05:31 PM

67. Happy To have That Remembered, Sir

Thank you.

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Response to Tommy_Carcetti (Original post)

Thu Jul 10, 2014, 04:19 PM

46. K & R

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Response to Tommy_Carcetti (Original post)

Thu Jul 10, 2014, 04:20 PM

47. SIR! I most wholeheartedly concur, SIR!


rocktivity

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Response to Tommy_Carcetti (Original post)

Thu Jul 10, 2014, 04:20 PM

48. What? The Magistrate is dead? When did this happen?

 

WHY DON'T YOU PEOPLE TELL ME ANYTHING?!
[hr][font color="blue"][center]Precision and concision. That's the game.[/center][/font][hr]

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Response to Tommy_Carcetti (Original post)

Thu Jul 10, 2014, 04:21 PM

49. He has been so since 2001

!!

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Response to Jack Rabbit (Reply #49)

Thu Jul 10, 2014, 05:33 PM

68. Must Appreciated, My Old Friend

I have been recalling you a bit recently, as I recently ventured into the current incarnation of our old 'sand trap' for a few posts....

"Law west of the Pecos."

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Response to The Magistrate (Reply #68)

Thu Jul 10, 2014, 07:20 PM

98. !!

To the law West of the Pecos . . .
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Response to Tommy_Carcetti (Original post)

Thu Jul 10, 2014, 04:23 PM

50. WWTMP?

 

What would The Magistrate Post?

I think I'll try to take that to heart from now on when responding to all threads.

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Response to Tommy_Carcetti (Original post)

Thu Jul 10, 2014, 04:28 PM

51. *tips my hat also*

I can envision him wearing black judicial robes as he types.

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Response to Tommy_Carcetti (Original post)

Thu Jul 10, 2014, 04:45 PM

52. A gentleman and a scholar who has proven that one can debate in a civilized manner.

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Response to Tommy_Carcetti (Original post)

Thu Jul 10, 2014, 04:48 PM

53. K & R

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Thu Jul 10, 2014, 04:48 PM

54. Intelligent, knowledgeable, and gracious

while taking no prisoners. I always look forward to reading his posts.

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Response to Tommy_Carcetti (Original post)

Thu Jul 10, 2014, 04:51 PM

55. I'll add a formal bow to The Magistrate, Sir. One of my favorite DUers.

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Response to The Magistrate (Reply #57)

Thu Jul 10, 2014, 05:20 PM

59. The pleasure is all mine.

Loved the reads!

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Response to Tommy_Carcetti (Original post)

Thu Jul 10, 2014, 05:20 PM

60. I'll second that.

 

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Response to Tommy_Carcetti (Original post)

Thu Jul 10, 2014, 05:25 PM

61. And That, Sir Or Ma'am, Is A Fact.

Three thumbs up.

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Response to Tommy_Carcetti (Original post)

Thu Jul 10, 2014, 05:27 PM

62. Love The Magistrate!

 

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Thu Jul 10, 2014, 05:27 PM

63. he's one of the good eggs

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Thu Jul 10, 2014, 05:28 PM

64. He is a great DUer. nt

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Thu Jul 10, 2014, 05:28 PM

65. Highest respect for The Magistrate! nt

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Response to Tommy_Carcetti (Original post)

Thu Jul 10, 2014, 05:37 PM

71. Proud to be the 101st Rec!

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Response to Tommy_Carcetti (Original post)

Thu Jul 10, 2014, 05:41 PM

73. K&R

The Magistrate is great!

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Response to Tommy_Carcetti (Original post)

Thu Jul 10, 2014, 05:43 PM

75. I Appreciate Your Kind Words Very Much, My Friends

Thank you.

Here is a bit from Mr. H. H. Munro, an especial favorite of mine....


CLOVIS ON PARENTAL RESPONSIBILITIES

MARION EGGELBY sat talking to Clovis on the only subject that she ever willingly talked about – her offspring and their varied perfections and accomplishments. Clovis was not in what could be called a receptive mood; the younger generation of Eggelby, depicted in the glowing improbable colours of parent impressionism, aroused in him no enthusiasm. Mrs. Eggelby, on the other hand, was furnished with enthusiasm enough for two.

“You would like Eric,” she said, argumentatively rather than hopefully. Clovis had intimated very unmistakably that he was unlikely to care extravagantly for either Amy or Willie. “Yes, I feel sure you would like Eric. Every one takes to him at once. You know, he always reminds me of that famous picture of the youthful David – I forget who it’s by, but it’s very well known.”

“That would be sufficient to set me against him, if I saw much of him,” said Clovis. “Just imagine at auction bridge, for instance, when one was trying to concentrate one’s mind on what one’s partner’s original declaration had been, and to remember what suits one’s opponents had originally discarded, what it would be like to have some one persistently reminding one of a picture of the youthful David. It would be simply maddening. If Eric did that I should detest him.”

“Eric doesn’t play bridge,” said Mrs. Eggelby with dignity.

“Doesn’t he?” asked Clovis; “why not?”

“None of my children have been brought up to play card games,” said Mrs. Eggelby; “draughts and halma and those sorts of games I encourage. Eric is considered quite a wonderful draughts-player.”

“You are strewing dreadful risks in the path of your family,” said Clovis; “a friend of mine who is a prison chaplain told me that among the worst criminal cases that have come under his notice, men condemned to death or to long periods of penal servitude, there was not a single bridge-player. On the other hand, he knew at least two expert draughts-players among them.”

“I really don’t see what my boys have got to do with the criminal classes,” said Mrs. Eggelby resentfully. “They have been most carefully brought up, I can assure you that.”

“That shows that you were nervous as to how they would turn out,” said Clovis. “Now, my mother never bothered about bringing me up. She just saw to it that I got whacked at decent intervals and was taught the difference between right and wrong; there is some difference, you know, but I’ve forgotten what it is.”

“Forgotten the difference between right and wrong!” exclaimed Mrs. Eggelby.

“Well, you see, I took up natural history and a whole lot of other subjects at the same time, and one can’t remember everything, can one? I used to know the difference between the Sardinian dormouse and the ordinary kind, and whether the wry-neck arrives at our shores earlier than the cuckoo, or the other way round, and how long the walrus takes in growing to maturity; I daresay you knew all those sorts of things once, but I bet you’ve forgotten them.”

“Those things are not important,” said Mrs. Eggelby, “but – ”

“The fact that we’ve both forgotten them proves that they are important,” said Clovis; “you must have noticed that it’s always the important things that one forgets, while the trivial, unnecessary facts of life stick in one’s memory. There’s my cousin, Editha Clubberley, for instance; I can never forget that her birthday is on the 12th of October. It’s a matter of utter indifference to me on what date her birthday falls, or whether she was born at all; either fact seems to me absolutely trivial, or unnecessary – I’ve heaps of other cousins to go on with. On the other hand, when I’m staying with Hildegarde Shrubley I can never remember the important circumstance whether her first husband got his unenviable reputation on the Turf or the Stock Exchange, and that uncertainty rules Sport and Finance out of the conversation at once. One can never mention travel, either, because her second husband had to live permanently abroad.”

“Mrs. Shrubley and I move in very different circles,” said Mrs. Eggelby stiffly.

“No one who knows Hildegarde could possibly accuse her of moving in a circle,” said Clovis; “her view of life seems to be a non-stop run with an inexhaustible supply of petrol. If she can get some one else to pay for the petrol so much the better. I don’t mind confessing to you that she has taught me more than any other woman I can think of.”

“What kind of knowledge?” demanded Mrs. Eggelby, with the air a jury might collectively wear when finding a verdict without leaving the box.

“Well, among other things, she’s introduced me to at least four different ways of cooking lobster,” said Clovis gratefully. “That, of course, wouldn’t appeal to you; people who abstain from the pleasures of the card- table never really appreciate the finer possibilities of the dining-table. I suppose their powers of enlightened enjoyment get atrophied from disuse.”

“An aunt of mine was very ill after eating a lobster,” said Mrs. Eggelby.

“I daresay, if we knew more of her history, we should find out that she’d often been ill before eating the lobster. Aren’t you concealing the fact that she’d had measles and influenza and nervous headache and hysteria, and other things that aunts do have, long before she ate the lobster? Aunts that have never known a day’s illness are very rare; in fact, I don’t personally know of any. Of course if she ate it as a child of two weeks old it might have been her first illness – and her last. But if that was the case I think you should have said so.”

“I must be going,” said Mrs. Eggelby, in a tone which had been thoroughly sterilised of even perfunctory regret.

Clovis rose with an air of graceful reluctance.

“I have so enjoyed our little talk about Eric,” he said; “I quite look forward to meeting him some day.”

“Good-bye,” said Mrs. Eggelby frostily; the supplementary remark which she made at the back of her throat was -

“I’ll take care that you never shall!”

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Response to Tommy_Carcetti (Original post)

Thu Jul 10, 2014, 05:44 PM

76. More Meta Wanking

 

I personally don't care for the whole ma'am/sir routine. It is performed without any inquiry as to the gender identity of the person being addressed and that is rude and should not be imitated by anyone. If you don't know, don't presume. Ask.

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Response to Tommy_Carcetti (Original post)

Thu Jul 10, 2014, 05:45 PM

78. True, never broken character once.

 

Puts me to shame as far as manners go.

Hat tip to you too TC for a classy thread!


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Response to Tommy_Carcetti (Original post)

Thu Jul 10, 2014, 05:46 PM

80. Yes Sir!!

indeed

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Response to Tommy_Carcetti (Original post)

Thu Jul 10, 2014, 05:54 PM

83. K&R for The Magistrate!

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Response to Tommy_Carcetti (Original post)

Thu Jul 10, 2014, 06:02 PM

85. I'd like to hijack this for just one post

And give thanks to the great contribution's Octafish has made to DU over the years.

The Magistrate is not on my radar, but he will be now. That is all.

-90% Jimmy

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Response to 90-percent (Reply #85)

Thu Jul 10, 2014, 06:24 PM

88. Be My Guest, Sir: I Think He Is An Excellent Fellow

We do not always agree, mind, but he fights his corner well, and makes a valuable contribution here.

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Response to 90-percent (Reply #85)

Thu Jul 10, 2014, 08:27 PM

120. you read my mind. nt

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Response to Tommy_Carcetti (Original post)

Thu Jul 10, 2014, 06:20 PM

87. A gentleman of the old school, and one of the few here whose posts I always read.

You are, sir, courtly, witty and always incisive. You remind me very much of my favorite Illinois Supreme Court Justice, the late Joseph Goldenhersh.

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Response to Tommy_Carcetti (Original post)

Thu Jul 10, 2014, 06:24 PM

89. Yes indeed

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Response to Tommy_Carcetti (Original post)

Thu Jul 10, 2014, 06:51 PM

93. x1000

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Response to Tommy_Carcetti (Original post)

Thu Jul 10, 2014, 07:05 PM

95. I dig him

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Response to Tommy_Carcetti (Original post)

Thu Jul 10, 2014, 07:28 PM

101. I heartily agree, sir.

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Response to Tommy_Carcetti (Original post)

Thu Jul 10, 2014, 07:31 PM

102. The Magistrate has been a dear and valued friend since my earliest days here.

I can truly say that I love him unconditionally.

I am instantly cheered whenever I see a post by him, whatever the topic, whatever he has to say. His incisive intelligence and dry wit are invaluable, and DU would be a much poorer place without him. Behind the persona there is an honest heart of great compassion and tireless commitment to integrity and truth.

to The Magistrate!

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Response to scarletwoman (Reply #102)

Thu Jul 10, 2014, 08:05 PM

114. Thank You Very Much, Ma'am

You are coming very near to making me blush, and may be sure the feelings are reciprocated. I value your friendship here very much.

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Response to The Magistrate (Reply #114)

Thu Jul 10, 2014, 08:09 PM

115. ...

You are coming very near to making me blush...


Then my work here is done.

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Response to Tommy_Carcetti (Original post)

Thu Jul 10, 2014, 07:39 PM

104. Yes, he deserves it

 

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Response to Tommy_Carcetti (Original post)

Thu Jul 10, 2014, 07:42 PM

106. i think he is funny

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Response to Tommy_Carcetti (Original post)

Thu Jul 10, 2014, 07:43 PM

107. I find the sir and ma'am routine to be annoying and condescending.

But then again I've often been called an inconsiderate jerk. Probably I just prefer to people to treat me the way I treat them.

But, his views generally seem well informed, and his arguments logically sound, which I guess is what really counts.

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Response to Tommy_Carcetti (Original post)

Thu Jul 10, 2014, 07:47 PM

108. Heck to the yes sir

We've got many great people here at DU and The Magistrate is most certainly one of them. I enjoy reading all his posts. Even the arguments in which he is sometimes a part provide food for thought and a model on how to disagree without being a jerk. Bravo!

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Response to Tommy_Carcetti (Original post)

Thu Jul 10, 2014, 07:48 PM

110. I agree!

Cheers to The Magistrate Dana ; )

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Response to Tommy_Carcetti (Original post)

Thu Jul 10, 2014, 07:52 PM

112. he brings to DU...

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Response to Tommy_Carcetti (Original post)

Thu Jul 10, 2014, 08:12 PM

117. A tip of the hat to the good sir



One of DU's most polite and patient gentlemen. I enjoy reading his posts.

And I've wondered how to tell if someone is a sir or madam if its not obvious from their profile or handle. How does one address androgynous posters in a post gender world?

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Response to Tommy_Carcetti (Original post)

Thu Jul 10, 2014, 08:29 PM

121. Absolutely

 

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Response to WilliamPitt (Reply #121)

Thu Jul 10, 2014, 09:35 PM

125. Thank You Very Much, Mr. Pitt

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Response to The Magistrate (Reply #125)

Thu Jul 10, 2014, 11:36 PM

140. A question Sir something I've wondered if you will

in the nonvirtual world does the Magistrate speak in the manner he writes or something like it?

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Response to azurnoir (Reply #140)

Thu Jul 10, 2014, 11:45 PM

141. Someone In The Lounge, Ma'am, Once Described 'Deadwood' Dialogue As 'Magistrate With Tourettes'.....

My diction and vocabulary are what they are, but I can certainly get a bit to the blue, which generally I do avoid here.

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Response to The Magistrate (Reply #141)

Fri Jul 11, 2014, 03:33 AM

144. Lol I'm trying to imagine that

but a bit of blue properly used could add a certain flair

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Response to azurnoir (Reply #144)

Fri Jul 11, 2014, 12:06 PM

154. That It Can, Ma'am

I do not hold with those who say profanity is the recourse of those who cannot think of anything else to say. It can be very useful in the proper circumstances, and there are meanings and imports nothing else can convey.

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Response to Tommy_Carcetti (Original post)

Thu Jul 10, 2014, 08:51 PM

122. Kick! M can be reasoned with!

 

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Response to Tommy_Carcetti (Original post)

Thu Jul 10, 2014, 08:58 PM

123. Are you Serious? "The Magistrate" has been Threatened and Needs Our Support?

Last I saw he was ALIVE AND WELL...with No "Time Outs" or anything against him. He "holds his own" when a post offends him.

I find him a great person to Debate With and not in Need of any "Extra Help" here on DU.


What is this post about?


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Response to Tommy_Carcetti (Original post)

Thu Jul 10, 2014, 09:06 PM

124. Will always make a point of reading any Magistrate

 

post right to the end. No skimming or scanning.

When The Magistrate puts fingers to keyboard, you know it's worth the read.

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Response to Surya Gayatri (Reply #124)

Thu Jul 10, 2014, 09:40 PM

126. at first I did not take to him

 

but once I read more I started smirking and sneering ...can't stand the egotism....Sir yes Sir

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Response to Tommy_Carcetti (Original post)

Thu Jul 10, 2014, 09:44 PM

127. I think the Magistrate is a big part of what makes DU wonderful! nt

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Response to Tommy_Carcetti (Original post)

Thu Jul 10, 2014, 09:49 PM

128. I concur.

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Response to Tommy_Carcetti (Original post)

Thu Jul 10, 2014, 09:55 PM

129. I'll say…

We all need a little humility now and then and need to pay attention to what and how he posts.

KnR

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Response to Tommy_Carcetti (Original post)

Thu Jul 10, 2014, 10:08 PM

130. K & R

I don't always agree with The Magistrate, but he is definitely an asset to our little community.

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Response to Tommy_Carcetti (Original post)

Thu Jul 10, 2014, 10:16 PM

132. there's nothing about The Magistrate I dislike

Even when I disagree with him. He is, to me, the very best f DU.

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Response to Tommy_Carcetti (Original post)

Thu Jul 10, 2014, 10:20 PM

134. My most-respected poster, hands down.

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Response to Tommy_Carcetti (Original post)

Thu Jul 10, 2014, 10:20 PM

135. Stand Gentlemen

He served on Samar!

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Response to Lithos (Reply #135)

Thu Jul 10, 2014, 11:35 PM

139. Good To See You Here, Sir

And nice to see the old toast recalled.

As you may have noted, I was briefly down in the old haunt under press of current events. A bad business all around....

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Response to The Magistrate (Reply #139)

Fri Jul 11, 2014, 12:37 PM

155. My pleasure

Was good to see your comments. It's truly a bad business.

"Between two evils, choose neither; between two goods, choose both." - Tryon Edwards

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Response to Lithos (Reply #155)

Fri Jul 11, 2014, 02:08 PM

163. I Expect It Will Only Get Worse, Sir

Certainly so long as Likud governments are put in place, it is a fair summary of Israeli policy to call its aim 'one land between the river and the sea', and its tool annexation in all but name of the portions of the Jordan valley over-run in '67. It did not have to be like that. I suspect Netanyahu will go down in history as the man who did more damage than anyone else to the future of the state of Israel.

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Response to Tommy_Carcetti (Original post)

Thu Jul 10, 2014, 10:57 PM

136. You remind me of my Dad, sir.

Don't ever change.


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Response to Tommy_Carcetti (Original post)

Thu Jul 10, 2014, 10:58 PM

137. When world leaders meet, he's never invited - his attendance is assumed.

 

Tried selling that off to the Dos Equis people but they weren't buying - humbly apply it to - Magistrate

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Response to Tommy_Carcetti (Original post)

Thu Jul 10, 2014, 10:59 PM

138. I do so enjoy THe Magistrate.

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Response to Tommy_Carcetti (Original post)

Fri Jul 11, 2014, 12:42 AM

143. In my view......

 

...The Magistrate is the epitome of civility.

- K&R, indeed.

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Response to Tommy_Carcetti (Original post)

Fri Jul 11, 2014, 04:34 AM

145. Now, this is one tipping of the hat thread I can agree with!

The Magistrate and I go way back to the dinosaur days of DU1. I'm a volatile and sometimes slow learner, but he taught me something when he gave me some home truths back at DU2 about the way I'd been behaving, and he was right about it and I learnt from it. I don't always agree with him on some issues, but I can forgive that in someone who has the knowledge of Middle East history that he's got. Plus he's a genuinely great person.

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Response to Violet_Crumble (Reply #145)

Fri Jul 11, 2014, 09:24 AM

149. Thank You Very Much, Ma'am

Glad to have you as a friend.

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Response to Tommy_Carcetti (Original post)

Fri Jul 11, 2014, 06:01 AM

146. Oh hell yeah!

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Response to Tommy_Carcetti (Original post)

Fri Jul 11, 2014, 08:20 AM

148. Appreciate The Magistrate posts!

A voice of reason

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Response to Tommy_Carcetti (Original post)

Fri Jul 11, 2014, 09:49 AM

150. Way to go The Magistrate!

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Response to Tommy_Carcetti (Original post)

Fri Jul 11, 2014, 10:10 AM

152. Undoubtedly.

I may not always agree with him, but I can count on a well reasoned and properly composed explication of his point of view; free from histrionics, germane as to the issue at hand and addressing the burden of rejoinder if there is one at play.

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Response to Post removed (Reply #156)

Fri Jul 11, 2014, 01:05 PM

158. Idiosyncratic Use Of Language Fascinates Me, Sir

You seem to take the term 'bullying' as meaning 'disagreeing forcefully and effectively with your views'. It seems of a family with the people who cry they are 'being silenced' when they encounter comments that do not agree with the views they express.

The rest of your comment says much more about you than about me....

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Response to The Magistrate (Reply #158)

Fri Jul 11, 2014, 01:22 PM

160. Well, when you gather your disciples to get a comment

hidden from view, then I think that would be rightfully called "being silenced".

This is your world man, I'm just a squirrel trying to get a nut.

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Response to nyabingi (Reply #160)

Fri Jul 11, 2014, 01:26 PM

161. You Mean A Jury Hid One of Your Posts, Sir?

And you imagine I somehow orchestrated the thing, packed the jury, solicited alerts, what?

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Fri Jul 11, 2014, 12:45 PM

157. Copy that!

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Fri Jul 11, 2014, 02:32 PM

164. Here! Here!

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Response to Tommy_Carcetti (Original post)

Fri Jul 11, 2014, 03:39 PM

165. Again, My Thanks To All Who Replied Here

I appreciate the kind words very much....

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