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by Marshead
Jul Wed 06, 2016 4:58 pm
Forum: Marshfield General Discussion
Topic: attention deficit disorder???really???
Replies: 9
Views: 1284

Re: attention deficit disorder???really???

I bailed on this message board 2-3 years ago, because it was populated by a rather small group of mostly small-minded people, with little of interest to say, which they repeated often. Tea Party cranks, naysayers/whiners, and generally miserable gossips were the norm, and I just got bored to tears w...
by Marshead
Jan Fri 08, 2016 9:48 am
Forum: Beyond the South Shore
Topic: An Open Letter to My Friends who Support Donald Trump
Replies: 34
Views: 1156

Re: An Open Letter to My Friends who Support Donald Trump

Trump is a vile and disgusting troll -- a hateful, mysoginistic, bigoted, dsingenuous, demagogic fascist/blowhard/carnival barker/reality TV cipher -- who somehow manages to make someone like Ted Cruz seem reasonable, trustworthy, modest, and eminently qualified to be POTUS. In other words, Mugs' ki...
by Marshead
Apr Thu 09, 2015 8:20 am
Forum: Beyond the South Shore
Topic: RIP, Forum
Replies: 62
Views: 2775

Re: RIP, Forum

One not need be a lobotomized Stepford Wife to find 90% of the (precious few) people who remain on this moribund site to be ill-informed, far-right cranks who love nothing more than to echo each other's narrow, dyspeptic and jaundiced view of virtually all things Marshfield (and science, popular cul...
by Marshead
Mar Tue 03, 2015 8:01 am
Forum: Beyond the South Shore
Topic: Truth & journalistic integrity: Not on the menu
Replies: 10
Views: 508

Truth & journalistic integrity: Not on the menu

Couldn't resist posting this, as much as I can't stand the right-wing me-too chorus the Forum has become in recent years. The "Fair and Balanced" network proves, once again, that it is not, and never has been, about the truth or journalistic integrity. It's about tapping into the brain stems of all ...
by Marshead
Jan Mon 26, 2015 5:28 pm
Forum: Beyond the South Shore
Topic: RIP, Forum
Replies: 62
Views: 2775

Re: RIP, Forum

Once an ignorant buffoon, always an ignorant buffoon.

Later, JIMD. I will miss you the least.
by Marshead
Jan Mon 26, 2015 5:00 am
Forum: Beyond the South Shore
Topic: RIP, Forum
Replies: 62
Views: 2775

RIP, Forum

When did this place officially die? Top 50 threads: 47 started by conservatives, 48 with a conservative being the most recent poster. And it's the same 4-5 conservatives (mostly far-right Tea Partiers) on every thread. What a shame that such a potentially useful and interesting medium became the ult...
by Marshead
Jan Fri 16, 2015 6:37 am
Forum: Beyond the South Shore
Topic: More taxes
Replies: 15
Views: 431

Re: More taxes

"Lower my taxes!!!

Fix my roads!!!

Waaaa!!!"

One-note, whiny assh*les...
by Marshead
Jan Wed 14, 2015 11:14 am
Forum: Beyond the South Shore
Topic: More taxes
Replies: 15
Views: 431

Re: More taxes

The right wing mantra goes something like this: 1. "Booming economy? Let's not screw that up by raising taxes. In fact, let's lower them -- again." 2. "Tough economic times? We need to lower taxes to give taxpayers a break and boost the economy." 3. "Potholes? Crumbling bridges? Transportation infra...
by Marshead
Nov Wed 26, 2014 7:49 pm
Forum: Marshfield General Discussion
Topic: Christmas Vacation Eliminated by the School Commitee
Replies: 350
Views: 14690

Re: Christmas Vacation Eliminated by the School Commitee

I would say "God - skeptical liberal with no formal ties to the Democratic Party" would be more accurate, anonymous right-wing tough guy/newbie/ sock puppet. And boy, that Pam Keith sure can be nasty and vicious when accusing others of being nasty and vicious. I bet the irony escapes her, as does th...
by Marshead
Nov Wed 26, 2014 7:31 pm
Forum: Marshfield General Discussion
Topic: Christmas Vacation Eliminated by the School Commitee
Replies: 350
Views: 14690

Re: Christmas Vacation Eliminated by the School Commitee

"Found out"? Unlike you, Clover, I post here under my real name, not some chickensh*t pseudonym. And I originally posted what was reprinted on the Mariner's website right here, under my own name. You make it sound like I'm trying to hide my authorship or identity, "Clover". As for the rest, I never ...
by Marshead
Nov Wed 26, 2014 1:36 pm
Forum: Marshfield General Discussion
Topic: Christmas Vacation Eliminated by the School Commitee
Replies: 350
Views: 14690

Re: Christmas Vacation Eliminated by the School Commitee

If "Hector" is an illegal immigrant who managed to sneak into this country within the past 6 years, he did so despite the largest border patrol in our history, and the most comprehensive surveillance and other border security technology in our history. One thing is for sure: despite all of its ranti...
by Marshead
Nov Wed 26, 2014 12:46 pm
Forum: Marshfield General Discussion
Topic: Christmas Vacation Eliminated by the School Commitee
Replies: 350
Views: 14690

Re: Christmas Vacation Eliminated by the School Commitee

Spellcheck issues aside, Gene, you seem not to grasp the difference between a Christian PEOPLE and a Christian NATION. We are a nation made up of people of many different faiths, as well as those who are agnostics and atheists, of which Christians are, without question, the most numerous. But the Es...
by Marshead
Nov Wed 26, 2014 11:31 am
Forum: Beyond the South Shore
Topic: Obama's Illegal Immigration Scheme
Replies: 21
Views: 877

Re: Obama's Illegal Immigration Scheme

You are right to be skeptical on that point, although I would describe myself as cautiously optimistic. Whether it works fantastically well or just to a modest degree, this policy does provide an incentive for the payment of taxes by illegal aliens which did not exist previously.
by Marshead
Nov Wed 26, 2014 11:03 am
Forum: Beyond the South Shore
Topic: Obama's Illegal Immigration Scheme
Replies: 21
Views: 877

Re: Obama's Illegal Immigration Scheme

double post
by Marshead
Nov Wed 26, 2014 11:03 am
Forum: Beyond the South Shore
Topic: Obama's Illegal Immigration Scheme
Replies: 21
Views: 877

Re: Obama's Illegal Immigration Scheme

Undergoing a background check and paying taxes are two of the criteria for any given illegal immigrant to qualify for this TEMPORARY exemption from deportation.
by Marshead
Nov Wed 26, 2014 10:04 am
Forum: Beyond the South Shore
Topic: Obama's Illegal Immigration Scheme
Replies: 21
Views: 877

Re: Obama's Illegal Immigration Scheme

Ah... abortion and illegal immigration. Of course. Like peanut butter and jelly, or Laurel and Hardy -- who can think of one without the other?

Coming up next: Mugsy's dissertation on the close nexus between ISIS, the Michael Brown/Darren Wilson case, and the recent rise in the price of chocolate.
by Marshead
Nov Wed 26, 2014 9:41 am
Forum: Marshfield General Discussion
Topic: Christmas Vacation Eliminated by the School Commitee
Replies: 350
Views: 14690

Re: Christmas Vacation Eliminated by the School Commitee

You and yours entirely misread American history. Some of our Founding Fathers were Christians, others were merely Deists with no specific creed, and still others were agnostics. Virtually ALL of them took great pains, including in SEVERAL different places in our federal Constitution, to ensure that ...
by Marshead
Nov Wed 26, 2014 9:19 am
Forum: Beyond the South Shore
Topic: Obama's Illegal Immigration Scheme
Replies: 21
Views: 877

Re: Obama's Illegal Immigration Scheme

The President has created "facts on the ground" which the Tea Party xenophobes (the tail that wags the GOP dog) will find it impossible to ignore. At least some of these immigrants will now become documented in some fashion, and more of them will now pay taxes. The GOP "plan" of ranting and raving a...
by Marshead
Nov Wed 26, 2014 9:12 am
Forum: Beyond the South Shore
Topic: Benghazi WAS al-q realted and preventable...
Replies: 163
Views: 4772

Re: Benghazi WAS al-q realted and preventable...

Faux News - a.k.a. the Benghazi News Network or "BNN" - buried this new House report deeper than most righties have their heads up their asses on global warming. BNN apparently suffered a fair, balanced, sudden and severe case of laryngitis.
by Marshead
Nov Wed 26, 2014 8:30 am
Forum: Marshfield General Discussion
Topic: Christmas Vacation Eliminated by the School Commitee
Replies: 350
Views: 14690

Re: Christmas Vacation Eliminated by the School Commitee

Specialties: The person who made the Marshfield Mariner online comments that you excerpted posted them under the name "Hector Jimenez". Given my line of work, I am pretty good at finding people online. But there appears to be no Hector Jimenez within 50 miles of here. So it looks to be yet another c...
by Marshead
Nov Wed 26, 2014 7:05 am
Forum: Marshfield General Discussion
Topic: Christmas Vacation Eliminated by the School Commitee
Replies: 350
Views: 14690

Re: Christmas Vacation Eliminated by the School Commitee

The only way to measure what "the people" want would be through a referendum. Judging from the number of speakers Monday night for and against the vacation name change, the School Committee's action is, in fact, in accord with the will of the people. But I urge you to run for School Committee next s...
by Marshead
Nov Wed 26, 2014 1:58 am
Forum: Marshfield General Discussion
Topic: Christmas Vacation Eliminated by the School Commitee
Replies: 350
Views: 14690

Re: Christmas Vacation Eliminated by the School Commitee

I did not compare "Christians" to ISIS. I compared "Far-right Christians" to ISIS. Fundamentalist extremists who are certain that texts written during the Iron Age consist of the literal word of an invisible yet omnipotent celestial dictator tend to be not terribly adept at critical thinking, more t...
by Marshead
Nov Tue 25, 2014 9:29 am
Forum: Marshfield General Discussion
Topic: Special presentation to the Marshfield School Committee...
Replies: 82
Views: 3254

Re: Special presentation to the Marshfield School Committee.

Not that it's relevant, Jim, but 2016 has as many "structural" advantages for the Dems as 2014 did for the GOP. You guys will be defending many more Senate seats than we will, and you will be defending them mostly in blue states. That, plus the fact that any Democrat starts a presidential election w...
by Marshead
Nov Tue 25, 2014 9:13 am
Forum: Marshfield General Discussion
Topic: Special presentation to the Marshfield School Committee...
Replies: 82
Views: 3254

Re: Special presentation to the Marshfield School Committee.

Voting. And the unavoidable fact that clowns like you lose local elections and town meeting articles a great majority of the time, typically by very wide margins.
by Marshead
Nov Tue 25, 2014 9:02 am
Forum: Marshfield General Discussion
Topic: Special presentation to the Marshfield School Committee...
Replies: 82
Views: 3254

Re: Special presentation to the Marshfield School Committee.

Interesting that Joe references ISIS, and implies that people such as himself are the only ones standing between a hapless citizenry and a tyrannical theocracy. That's exactly how I see the majority of the Marshfield School Committee, and the great majority of citizens last night who spoke in suppor...
by Marshead
Nov Tue 25, 2014 7:01 am
Forum: Marshfield General Discussion
Topic: Special presentation to the Marshfield School Committee...
Replies: 82
Views: 3254

Re: Special presentation to the Marshfield School Committee.

As on so many other issues in this town over the years, the ultra - conservatives made the most noise, while ultimately managing to turn out only a relative handful of supporters as compared to the multitudes who stood in staunch opposition to them. Very proud of the citizenry for speaking overwhelm...
by Marshead
Oct Wed 15, 2014 6:46 am
Forum: Beyond the South Shore
Topic: The President is a stupid man
Replies: 38
Views: 1480

Re: The President is a stupid man

None, Jim. But I have read Scientific American and National Geographic and the Science section of the New York Times purely out of intellectual curiosity for decades, my IQ is at least 50 points higher than yours, critical reasoning and how to spot a bullsh*t argument is a core part of my academic t...
by Marshead
Oct Tue 14, 2014 1:37 pm
Forum: Beyond the South Shore
Topic: More bad news for dems to try and hide...
Replies: 57
Views: 1878

Re: More bad news for dems to try and hide...

Hey, here's some good news for the gloom and doom, sell America short crowd: What President Obama Has Accomplished in His Six Years in Office Returned The Executive Branch To Fiscal Responsibility 1. Within his first week, he signed an Executive Order ordering an audit of government contracts, and c...
by Marshead
Oct Tue 14, 2014 1:26 pm
Forum: Marshfield General Discussion
Topic: Special Town Meeting Warrant
Replies: 37
Views: 2622

Re: Special Town Meeting Warrant

My mouthpiece is Dinesh D'Souza I've heard of that guy. I believe he's the one who illegally bundled campaign contributions that ostensibly were from his wife and his mistress (among others), but which he promised to repay them for, which he ultimately confessed he knew was illegal at the time he d...
by Marshead
Oct Tue 14, 2014 9:32 am
Forum: Marshfield General Discussion
Topic: Special Town Meeting Warrant
Replies: 37
Views: 2622

Re: Special Town Meeting Warrant

I am much better off than I was 6 years ago. More importantly, the country as a whole is INFINITELY better off than it was 6 years ago. But you would have no way of knowing that, given that you live in the Faux News bubble 24/7.
by Marshead
Oct Tue 14, 2014 9:29 am
Forum: Beyond the South Shore
Topic: The President is a stupid man
Replies: 38
Views: 1480

Re: The President is a stupid man

Jim --

You don't really want to play the academic credentials game, do you?
by Marshead
Oct Tue 14, 2014 9:24 am
Forum: Marshfield General Discussion
Topic: Special Town Meeting Warrant
Replies: 37
Views: 2622

Re: Special Town Meeting Warrant

Mugs -- 1. I'll help you pack. 2. MA added more new residents than did NH, from the 2000 census to the 2010 census. As for the fact that neither of these states, or the rest of the Northeast, is growing as fast as most of the sunbelt, that is due to some very obvious factors that have NOTHING to wit...
by Marshead
Oct Tue 14, 2014 8:41 am
Forum: Marshfield General Discussion
Topic: The One True Light
Replies: 6
Views: 976

The One True Light

I thought that perhaps I should post this in the "Advertisements" section of the Forum. Or maybe in "The Lounge". It even dawned on me that like most good New Englanders with any class or taste, I could keep my religious views to myself unless/until asked about them. But it appears that there is som...
by Marshead
Oct Tue 14, 2014 8:13 am
Forum: Beyond the South Shore
Topic: The President is a stupid man
Replies: 38
Views: 1480

Re: The President is a stupid man

Thanks for creating this thread, Mr. Global Warming Expert/Denier with ZERO credentials. The irony probably escapes you.
by Marshead
Oct Fri 10, 2014 10:39 am
Forum: Marshfield General Discussion
Topic: Special Town Meeting Warrant
Replies: 37
Views: 2622

Re: Special Town Meeting Warrant

It is nice to see that Marshead has been consistent and has never seen a tax increase or a new tax that he does not support. It's nice to see that Lost Cause and his fellow travelers on the right are capable of getting their knickers all twisted up in a bunch over a tax increase that is so nominal/...
by Marshead
Oct Thu 09, 2014 8:02 am
Forum: Beyond the South Shore
Topic: The "Global Warming" Debates-a.k.a. "Arguing with Idiots"
Replies: 5614
Views: 177746

Re: The "Global Warming" Debates-a.k.a. "Arguing with Idiots

You guys on the right are so madly in love with your disposable, consumerist lifestyles, and so profoundly averse to any sort of government regulation, that you are willing to bury your heads DEEP in your colons with your junk, Koch-funded science. It's equal parts pathetic and scary. What a shame y...
by Marshead
Oct Wed 08, 2014 10:46 am
Forum: Beyond the South Shore
Topic: The "Global Warming" Debates-a.k.a. "Arguing with Idiots"
Replies: 5614
Views: 177746

Re: The "Global Warming" Debates-a.k.a. "Arguing with Idiots

And yet, despite their marginally impressive academic credentials, those Republicans on that House committee asked some remarkably stupid questions, committed some patently obvious and embarrassing non sequiturs and other logical blunders, and otherwise sounded like a bunch of f****** idiots. Which,...
by Marshead
Oct Tue 07, 2014 1:18 pm
Forum: Beyond the South Shore
Topic: Why is he on the air?
Replies: 98
Views: 2329

Re: Why is he on the air?

It is not deductive logic. It was a clearly stated fact. In English. "Source of Firearms Possessed by Federal Prison Inmates, 1997." How do you need to apply anything but 3rd grade reading comprehension to that? Of course the only transaction that matters is when the gun is used in a crime. Doh. Cl...
by Marshead
Oct Tue 07, 2014 12:46 pm
Forum: Beyond the South Shore
Topic: Joe the Perv
Replies: 46
Views: 1725

Re: Joe the Perv

George Bush famously proclaimed his "Bush Doctrine", the essence of which is that the United States -- which PROFESSES to support democracy anywhere and everywhere -- would robustly support democracy anywhere and everywhere in the Middle East . So the Muslim Brotherhood proceeded to win an election ...
by Marshead
Oct Fri 03, 2014 4:01 pm
Forum: Beyond the South Shore
Topic: Obamacare is a failure
Replies: 983
Views: 33971

Re: Obamacare is a failure

took the lid off for who knows what reason
To add the cream that McDonald's serves in those little plastic cups, on the side. How positively unusual.