Welcome to Left is Right

Posted: April 8, 2014 by Marner in Open Thread

Welcome everyone! For those of you who came over from AllPolytics now, we set this site up so that we could have a free exchange of ideas without the constant threat that comments would be edited or deted without the comment owner’s knowledge or permission. That being said, this isn’t anarchy and there will be rules.

1. No name-calling. Shortening names is fine (i.e., watson instead of watsonthethird), but modifying names in order to demean or belittle others is not. This includes modifying the names of public figures for no reason other than to be insulting. Such comments will be deleted.

2. Racist or tasteless posts will be deleted and the commenters banned.

3. When quoting from source material, please include a link to the source so that others can evaluate its veracity for themselves.

4. Be respectful of commenters with different opinions from your own. It’s probably too much to ask anyone to change their minds about anything these days, but perhaps an exchange of ideas might at least broaden our own thoughts.

5. Deleted comment text will be replaced with other text for two reasons: to let the commenter know it has been deleted and to maintain the integrity of the threads.

Mitch, Watson, and I are all original posters on this blog. If you see a topic that you think would interesting, let us know and we’ll see if someone wants to tackle it. Keep it civil, but keep it fun.

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Comments
  1. Marner says:

    In case it gets deleted, here’s what I posted at AllPolytics:

    So Cluster has swooped in like a seagull and imposed his idea what this blog should be like. That’s fine, because as one of the co-founders that is his right. I would have thought he would have discussed it with his partner, Mitch, beforehand, but that’s his call.

    Mitch originally invited me to contribute to this blog, but I don’t think Cluster was ever happy about it. Now, along with his deleting comments, Cluster has restricted my permissions on the blog. I can’t even put up a post without it being submitted to him for review. That is an unacceptable condition for me, so I am moving on and will not be posting here anymore.

    I have started a new blog called Left is Right, leftisrightblog.wordpress.com, and I’ve invited Mitch and Watson to join me as equal partners in this endeavor. Come over and check it out, because that’s where I’ll be hanging out from now on. I’ve re-posted my recent stuff and we’ll have the basic ground rules posted over there soon.

    Cluster is now free to fulfill his vision without any interference or input from me, which I’m sure will not bother him in the least. It will be interesting to see how this blog fares with Cluster and Tired being the primary participants.

  2. mitchethekid says:

    Me to. Why even bother posting on B4V? They are the embodiment of a buzz kill.

  3. 02casper says:

    I did a little comparison just for the fun of it. See a pattern?

    States with highest life expectancy
    Hawaii
    Minnesota
    Connecticut
    California
    Massachusetts
    New York
    Vermont
    New Jersey
    Utah

    States with highest taxes
    Connecticut
    New Jersey
    Connecticut
    New York
    Massachusetts
    California
    Minnesota
    Illinois
    Maryland
    Washington

    States with lowest life expectancy
    Mississippi
    West Virginia
    Alabama
    Louisiana
    Oklahoma
    Arkansas
    Kentucky
    Tennessee
    South Carolina
    Georgia

    States with lowest taxes
    Louisiana
    Mississippi
    Alabama
    Tennessee
    South Carolina
    Kentucky
    South Carolina
    West Virginia
    New Mexico
    South Dakota

    • Marner says:

      In spite of what tired says, it appears that the states with the lowest taxes and lowest life expectancy are those moocher Red states who suck more from the federal government than they put in.

  4. 02casper says:

    If people who are taxed more live longer, what does that mean? Government works.

  5. rustybrown2012 says:

    Howdy ho. Nice to see you all on the other side! If I may be presumptuous, I present for your delectation the last of my posts deleted from the previous site, which never had time to breathe. This is very cathartic to me, and allows me a chance to heal from Cluster’s horrid jack boot:

    More silliness disguised as political commentary from Noonan at bfv about American exceptionalism. One takeaway is that Mozilla’s CEO wasn’t fired for the well documented business reasons (the ousting wasn’t even about him!) that made him a liability to the company, it was all an elaborate conspiracy to “scare people away from opposing what the Ruling Class wants”. Hmmmm.

    Another takeaway is his apparent opinion that America’s and England’s imperialism and occupation of other countries is/was an unmitigated beneficence for all concerned. That’s a rather odd opinion coming from a man who regularly decries his own lack of freedoms and warns against the shackles of tyranny. Apparently, occupation is a practice best left to certain ethnicities.

    But my favorite line of his:
    Our politicians are also getting lots of votes that way – much easier to sucker people into voting for you by promising health care for everyone at a $2,500 reduction in cost per family than actually dealing with the world.

    Who knew trying to insure the uninsured and raise the quality of medical care for those in need was not “dealing with the world”? What does he think uninsured Americans are, holograms?

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