Tag Archives: ignorant

When Bigotry Trumps the Constitution

19 Jul

Under the Establishment Clause, if a government bans the construction of a mosque – it’s really not any more a mosque than the YMCA or YWCA or the JCC are churches or temples – at 51 Park Place because of its supposed proximity to the World Trade Center site in New York City, then there can be no religious structures or monuments of any kind within that same radius. (That means you, St Paul’s & St. Nicholas! Bye-bye, Y! And other Y!) That prohibition, however, would be violative of the Free Exercise clause.

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Therefore, Rick Lazio and Carl Paladino think that anti-Muslim bigotry is more important than the First Amendment to the United States Constitution.

Put another way, to Rick Lazio and Carl Paladino, being a bigot is more important than being an American. It’s good to know that an unemployed woman from Wasilla, Alaska knows what’s best for Manhattan. Refudiate!

The Tea Party Guy and His Scary-Influential Google Group

12 Jun

Apparently, I’ve been likened by Jim Ostrowski to a character in an Ayn Rand novel. What a nerd-dope.

Anyhow, Ostrowski’s last remaining ally in local politics is a very silly tea party guy who so badly wants to be paid attention to, so badly wants to be relevant, that I won’t ever use his name again, thus denying him the recognition and attention he so craves. So here’s what that silly tea-party guy who runs the Google group and is a full-fledged birther, has to say about me:

Ellsworth Toohey. That is funny. I don’t know why this guy wastes everyone’s time posting his inane drivel. I have allowed you and your fellow back alley snipers on ReformNYS for all these months, bp, and all you do is look for ways to trash me for expressing my opinions, and I see you do the same thing to others here. Do you not know that it is not yet illegal in this country to express one’s opinion despite your efforts to make it so? There is no censorship and no moderation of comments on ReformNYS which means that anyone can post anything at any time except insults to another member and yet, you lie on your crappy blog and say that I have to approve everything.

Firstly, let me say this: there was a time that I had been removed from this person’s Google group, and when I made a stink about it on my blog, I was reinstated – or my access to its content was. I haven’t ever posted to it, nor do I feel compelled to. I also don’t obsess about Coniglio’s little online salon the way he seems to think I do. But here’s exhibit A of this individual’s unintentional hilarity. This line:

Do you not know that it is not yet illegal in this country to express one’s opinion despite your efforts to make it so?

Here’s a challenge for this person. Point to a single, solitary thing I’ve done or said that would tend to be evidence of an “effort” on my part to make it “illegal” for one to “express one’s opinion”. Just because you have the right to clumsily express your silly opinions, doesn’t mean I don’t have a concomitant right to mock or criticize them. HTH.

You are a liar, Bedenko. A liar has no worth. Face that. You say that I throw people off my list who disagree with me. In the 5 years I have been running ReformNYS, I have thrown 5 people off the list. Several years ago, one swore and cursed list members constantly and refused to stop, so I removed her. I got rid of three a month ago when TeaNY orchestrated lying attacks on me on ReformNYS and refused to stop until I threatened legal action for slander. I had enough of them as they were liars. You know what I think of liars. Don’t you? The fifth was you, at the behest and urging of Rus Thompson. I can only guess why he wanted you off that list so much. Maybe he just wanted to cause further enmity between us, between the Truth and a lie.

Again, with the list. I would love to see the “slander” that was allegedly published on an online forum, rather than spoken. I don’t give a crap about your list, except insofar as I get to read the nonsense you – and the small handful of people who still align themselves with you – write.

You whined for a while to TeaNY, I answered you and them together, I crushed your every whimper, I challenged you to a debate which you refused, and then I felt sorry for you because you had nothing to say and I let you back on. That was my mistake.

“Let me back on” to what? I don’t engage in debate or otherwise post to your Google group. I have no idea when or to whom I “whined” or “whimpered”, but I certainly didn’t do it to Rus or anyone else. Not about you, for sure. I’m a liar? In what way? What have I posted that’s false? Nothing. Not a single thing. It just sucks for you that no one takes you seriously, you can’t get TV time like Jim or Rus, and you’re basically a joke.

Also, I never saw a challenge to a debate (mostly because I don’t obsess about you the way that you believe), but my God, why would I waste my time? What is there to debate, precisely?

I thought you had some decency. I have learned since then that you have none. You cannot compete with me. You are small minded, unkind, and full of hatred. What could possibly have caused a human being to become so miserable and so full of negativity, so contemptuous of life, and of a humanity which seeks to be free? You do not deserve freedom because you abuse it in order to continue your lie. You know what I think of liars. You are fortunate that I am a compassionate person. I will say no more.

The indecent accusing me of indecency. I’m not trying to compete with cretins. I’m trying to educate people and expose you for the small-minded, wrong, attention-craving ignoramus you are.

Sean Hannity’s America is Wrapped in the Flag and Carrying a Cross

11 Oct

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(Sinclair Lewis was dead-on)