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PragmaticAmerican

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About Me: I am a Gadfly, which is described as "a constant source of tension." Well, *Someone* has to take the unpopular side in an argument, don't they?! Yes, I am *Snarky*. Sue me.

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  • Forum Post: Newton property tax override

    Posted 02/25/2013 09:06:25 EST

    This is why I departed Newton upon graduating HS - as a governmental entity, they have always been more than a bit "free" with other people's money.  A well-managed and orderly city, yes, but enough w more »

  • Forum Post: the real heroes of newton

    Posted 12/18/2011 02:07:10 EST

    Thank you for remembering, MassLawyer.  My parents are both buried in the cemetary near city hall, and my dad was a proud veteran of 28 1/2 years, beginning in 1940, and encompassing two wars. more »

  • Forum Post: newton has lost its way.....

    Posted 07/02/2011 11:53:13 EDT

    I can't really fault your logic, MassLawyer.  I grew up in Newton, and saw even then (mid-70s) how fast the place was going downhill, the rude elitism, the vain, self-absorbed attitudes, all of it.  I more »

  • Forum Post: MSNBC's Chris Matthews goes ballistic, calls Bachman a ' balloonhead'

    Posted 01/30/2011 12:43:59 EST

    See, this is why you guys are freaking bankrupt, worthless to speak to.  "Appeal to Authority."  Jesus, what a pack of Goddamned pseudo-intellectuals you are, frothing at the mouth with your little lo more »

  • Forum Post: How is snow removal in your town?

    Posted 01/30/2011 10:55:25 EST

    In Upper Allston, spotty in places, good in others, and some...nothing nice to say about the landlords and their "do nothing" way of doing things.  There are sidewalks that are sheets of ice a foot th more »

  • Forum Post: MSNBC's Chris Matthews goes ballistic, calls Bachman a ' balloonhead'

    Posted 01/30/2011 09:14:32 EST

    See, that's funny.  Soros has agreed that he, in fact, was in the Judenrat, and did some morally questionable things. "Soros was born in Hungary in 1930 to non practicing Jewish parents.  His father, more »

  • Forum Post: MSNBC's Chris Matthews goes ballistic, calls Bachman a ' balloonhead'

    Posted 01/29/2011 10:57:44 EST

    Oh yeah, that's true, responses did get a bit confused there.  Then again, my original response wasn't even to you, but you responded with that 18 paragraph load of nonsense that I immediately showed more »

  • Forum Post: MSNBC's Chris Matthews goes ballistic, calls Bachman a ' balloonhead'

    Posted 01/29/2011 10:25:55 EST

    Your own comment was, "So you just ignore the anti-semitism of Beck and his diisgusting slander of Soros."  And I responded to that. You neither showed that Beck was or is anti-Semitic for mentioning more »

  • Forum Post: MSNBC's Chris Matthews goes ballistic, calls Bachman a ' balloonhead'

    Posted 01/29/2011 08:37:59 EST

    Oh, here's another one, smart guy. This is the relevant portion of the transcript (from the 20 December 1998 broadcast of 60 Minutes): Quote: KROFT: (Voiceover) To understand the complexities and cont more »

  • Forum Post: MSNBC's Chris Matthews goes ballistic, calls Bachman a ' balloonhead'

    Posted 01/29/2011 08:26:51 EST

    Pardson me, but I have watched clips of Soros admitting this stuff from his own mouth.  His exact comment as to the moral aspect of what he'd done was, "Well, they were going to die anyways."  End quo more »

  • Forum Post: MSNBC's Chris Matthews goes ballistic, calls Bachman a ' balloonhead'

    Posted 01/29/2011 06:23:55 EST

    Ah, with regard to Soros and Beck:  "In November Beck described Soros as a "Jewish boy helping send the Jews to the death camps." Well, that is in fact more or less fair.  George Soros was, in his own more »

  • Forum Post: The Tea Party Terrorists

    Posted 01/20/2011 07:49:57 EST

    Just FYI, but the "Blood Libel" thing was first used in reference to Palin in 2009:

    http://www.infocusnews.net/content/view/44244/135 more »

  • Forum Post: who is the real enemy the Republicans or muslim extremists?

    Posted 01/14/2011 09:56:34 EST

    I agree.  Knowing the thoughts and actions of the Founders is important. Fwiw, I have framed copies of both the Constitution and the Bill of Rights on my wall.  And I read them.  Everyone should. (And more »

  • Forum Post: Frum Pwns Palin

    Posted 01/14/2011 06:43:53 EST

    OK, I redact my original response.

    Funny, I may be an Indie, but our politics aren't all that different.  So what brought on that response? more »

  • Forum Post: Frum Pwns Palin

    Posted 01/14/2011 05:16:16 EST

    I change it once in a while; there's quite a lot of good wisdom from the founders (and others, natch). I have to keep reminding some people, when they say things such as "...but it doesn't remove the more »

  • Forum Post: Frum Pwns Palin

    Posted 01/13/2011 01:03:54 EST

    In Response to Re: Frum Pwns Palin: [QUOTE]In Response to Re: Frum Pwns Palin : Who the hell is Alex?election we'll be fine. Sounds to me like your hoping we fail, now that's not very American. Maybe more »

  • Forum Post: who is the real enemy the Republicans or muslim extremists?

    Posted 01/12/2011 10:45:01 EST

    If we had a "thumbs up" emote, I'd post it for that comment.
    more »

  • Forum Post: Frum Pwns Palin

    Posted 01/11/2011 10:33:34 EST

    In Response to Re: Frum Pwns Palin:
    [QUOTE]Just trying to keep up with the Joneses. 
    Posted by newman09[/QUOTE]

    Alex...is that you? more »

  • Forum Post: The Gabrielle Giffords Shooting

    Posted 01/11/2011 10:00:48 EST

    In Response to Re: The Gabrielle Giffords Shooting: [QUOTE]Brat and Pragmatic: The imagery is similar on the surface... Posted by mhc90[/QUOTE] Well no, what I see is people falling all over themselve more »

  • Forum Post: Frum Pwns Palin

    Posted 01/10/2011 10:25:17 EST

    MattyScornD: Swell.  Palin is somehow guilty because she can't prove or disprove a negative. Hey, your prior posts have incited the next person to commit murder in Boston. Now prove me wrong. If you d more »

  • Forum Post: The Gabrielle Giffords Shooting

    Posted 01/10/2011 08:48:19 EST

    Just to correct the record - while some are all flipping out over Palin's "Crosshair" map - here's one the Democrat Party used frequently for the last election cycle: You DO notice the symbols are all more »

  • Forum Post: The Gabrielle Giffords Shooting

    Posted 01/10/2011 08:44:53 EST

    In Response to Re: The Gabrielle Giffords Shooting: [QUOTE]...it to themselves, it is unavoidably true that the right's political rhetoric has been FAR more violent, seccessionist, and militant than a more »

  • Forum Post: What would you like Gov. Patrick to do in his second term?

    Posted 01/08/2011 08:12:47 EST

    I think he was including Republics in that.  At least, he was certainly warning us. more »

  • Forum Post: What would you like Gov. Patrick to do in his second term?

    Posted 01/06/2011 09:43:13 EST

    Stop spending us into oblivion is what I'd ask.  In fact, cut the size of state government and stop wasting money on trying to be the do all/be all for everyone.  Government can't do that and shouldn' more »

  • Forum Post: One Structural Engineer's Professional 9/11 Opinion

    Posted 01/06/2011 09:39:17 EST

    Hell, I'm still waiting to hear how the buildings were prepped for demolition.  So far it's been of the "yes, yes, ignore that" category of answer.  Downright, "we'll just magically suppose it happene more »

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