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Bedford Ramblings
Steve Mills

Yes, I withdraw my decision to not close down posts.

Posted Monday, January 23, 2017, at 8:45 AM
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  • Yes, it is also MY judgement of decency. I am not a Springer or Stern. I do not prosper on raunchy subjects. In fact, I don't prosper at all by this, hmmmmm.

    I am also not "calling anyone out" on this since I think the conversation got carried away, but it did and pulling the post is my only alternative.

    -- Posted by stevemills on Mon, Jan 23, 2017, at 8:41 AM
  • I wondered if it was you, or the T-G. It was a surprise the post stayed up as long as it did.

    -- Posted by lazarus on Mon, Jan 23, 2017, at 9:46 AM
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    Steve, I really am sorry I stepped over the line. I don't mind walking right up to the line, but I do try to stay at least just this side of it. Nowadays it has gotten a little bit harder to know exactly where that line is, what with all the left leaners spewing their you know what. But I really am sorry, and I will read it 3 times instead of twice before I post again.

    -- Posted by fair share on Mon, Jan 23, 2017, at 11:33 AM
  • I seriously did not plan to aim it at anyone but thanks for expressing concern. I was not watching close enough.

    I considers re-posting without my reference to a particular entertainer and them copy/paste everything until it went awry.

    Whatcha think?

    -- Posted by stevemills on Mon, Jan 23, 2017, at 11:47 AM
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    Go for it! It really is a good topic, and I promise to toe the line this time.

    -- Posted by fair share on Mon, Jan 23, 2017, at 4:40 PM
  • Steve,

    I actually found it hard to believe you pulled it. I read the comments this morning and they were all actually on topic and factual.

    Are you trying to say that entertainers should not be held accountable if they say something that is offensive to you.

    Madonna made the comments and should be held accountable just like you, me or anyone for that matter.

    Either way it is your perogative to do as you please with your blog but I am dissappointed you seem to think only the clean cut should be held accountable on your blog.

    -- Posted by Blessed Assurance on Mon, Jan 23, 2017, at 5:13 PM
  • BA maybe you did not get to the last four posts, but if you did and think I overreacted, so be it.

    Madonna's comments about blowing up the White House were not the topic by that time.

    -- Posted by stevemills on Mon, Jan 23, 2017, at 7:12 PM
  • After I think about it Blessed Assurance,if you read my original post and following comments, I do not see how you think I approved of what that entertainer did Does anyone else think I approved?

    Here are the comments made before they went off track:

    I am still baffled by our fixation on "celebrities." The question in my mind is not; "should they be held accountable," but rather; "why does anyone listen?" Madonna's opinion on anything other than music has zero weight.

    -- Posted by lazarus on Sun, Jan 22, 2017, at 5:20 PM

    Agree personally, but it's big news to the media and as we've seen from the demonstrations and violence, there are a lot of impressionable folk out there.

    Some are my friends and family (the peaceful ones, anyway). While they certainly have a right to disagree and speak their minds, I fear they are forming their opinions on hype, not fact.

    -- Posted by stevemills on Sun, Jan 22, 2017, at 5:35 PM

    In the ideal world her words on anything other than music would carry no weight with anyone. However, in the world we live in, some people (idiots) give a lot of credence to what she and others say. **Sentence removed** Maybe if Madonna had "worked" harder in Michigan, Wisconsin, Pennsylvania, etc, we would have a different president right now. Guess she was just blowing smoke.

    She really should be in jail right now.

    -- Posted by fair share on Sun, Jan 22, 2017, at 5:38 PM

    Celebrities! What do they do? They entertain! What are they doing now? They are just entertaining! Who are they entertaining? Themselves!

    Actors and Actresses: What do they do? They change their personality every time they do a different person in a different movie. They have been impersonating some one new each time they do a new role. In other words they role play! Role Play is acting! They have no personality of their own. They change with every role they play. What role are they playing now? The country's idiots.

    You have to feel sorry for them. They don't know reality from Role Playing!

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    Looks like the left is still entertaining the right with their stupid games they are playing.

    -- Posted by sui on Sun, Jan 22, 2017, at 7:13 PM

    I found the women marchers to be the funniest of them all. They were protesting (WHAT)? They couldn't protest against the rights of women or they would be giving up their rights. They weren't protesting for women's rights because none of them could say what rights they were protesting for.

    The best I could get out of it was they were protesting against Pres Trump taking away their rights.

    If they read the constitution, they would know that the President can not take away a right established by the constitution from anyone who can claim their rights.

    They claimed they didn't want more rights, they only wanted to keep the rights they already had, yet all the women claim they don't have equal rights. Go figure!

    -- Posted by sui on Sun, Jan 22, 2017, at 7:25 PM

    The Biggest idiots of all was the Protesters who turned violent. They destroyed and burned and robbed in D.C..

    Washington, D.C. is the federal territory given to the United States as the capitol seat and is under the exclusive jurisdiction of the Federal Government. They just committed FEDERAL Crimes that they can not use the U.S. Constitution to get out of. Will the Federal Government burn these criminals (I mean Protester)?

    You see Uncle Trump is now the President in DC. He could easily have all of those Trump Protester prosecuted under Federal law which carries a federal prison term.

    The last laugh could be on them!

    -- Posted by sui on Sun, Jan 22, 2017, at 7:31 PM

    If the News Media would report on the protesters who were destroying government property, being prosecuted by the Federal Government and thrown in a Federal prison for 1 year up to 10 years, that would stop a lot of this nonsense right now!

    -- Posted by sui on Sun, Jan 22, 2017, at 7:38 PM

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    -- Posted by stevemills on Mon, Jan 23, 2017, at 7:41 PM
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    Oops!

    I see a statement that I said has been censored by the press, a complete violation of my "Freedom of the Press" right guaranteed by the U.S. Constitution and the Bill of Rights.

    What you removed from my comment was what was determined to be a "Comedy Routine" on a comedy show. It was appropriate for TV and live entertainment, but deemed unfit for human consumption on T-g.com.

    So that makes me the bad guy. I will be watching from the sidelines, because I need a laugh now and then. It doesn't pay to stay on Topic because the topics cover more than what people want to hear, see or learn!

    -- Posted by sui on Mon, Jan 23, 2017, at 8:32 PM
  • I sure hope you are just giving me a hard time sui. The editing was mine alone, not the T-G's. Am I going to have to pull this post as well or can we all understand that.

    I pulled your sentence to avoid this post sliding down the same path. Not because by itself it was all that bad.

    It's late, I'm done explaining myself. You folks do what you are going to do and I will as well.

    -- Posted by stevemills on Mon, Jan 23, 2017, at 9:20 PM
  • Steve, wise decision. These folks seem to think you and I exist to furnish them a forum to espoused their vitriol, anonymously no less! I have given up and hopefully you will do the same. These people are demonstratively irredeemable. I think it is patently obvious these people in aggregate do not have the courage of their convictions witnessed by the unarguable fact not one will start their own blog.

    -- Posted by cmcclanahan on Mon, Jan 23, 2017, at 10:19 PM
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    Are we deplorable also, Carl? Just because we won't walk 3 miles in the snow, uphill both ways, down to the T-G office to write our name on a piece of paper? What about those of us that don't have proper ID? Sounds like voter suppression to me. Carl, are you prejudiced against those of us who are crippled in the hands and can't physically write our names on your precious piece of paper? Ever hear of the Americans with Disabilities Act? Carl, you don't want those people after you. What about those of us that are too stupid to even spell our own name? I just wonder exactly how much better than us you think you are. 1x, 5x, 20x? Here is a reason not to that is as legitimate as any you have given to-----some people just may not want their picture hanging alongside yours in the blogger gallery. I know that is the reason I don't do it.

    -- Posted by fair share on Tue, Jan 24, 2017, at 4:08 AM
  • Steve,

    I did miss the last four comments where SUI got off topic and medication. My apologies.

    It is your blog.

    Carl,

    It is not your blog. It is not about you.

    -- Posted by Blessed Assurance on Tue, Jan 24, 2017, at 7:22 AM
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    Before you delete this post, I would like to say that I mailed a sensible plan to eliminate the unsafe intersection of 231 and the Airport Rd next to the Hospital.

    Just by painting the Fog Line back on 231 eliminating the turning lane, would be the cheapest and safest route to take.

    This would allow the trucks to stay in the right lane of south bound 231, giving the truck driver a much wider turning room than putting the truck in the turning lane.

    I received a letter back telling me that they had a plan in the works with the State to put up a red light and moving the stopping distance back 50 feet from the intersection so turning trucks could turn in on Airport Road.

    I see no red or stop light has been installed. My plan could be put in place by placing cones on the edge of 231 as a test to see how it would work before painting a new Fog Line.

    My theory was proven by following a truck south who was turning onto Airport Rd.. The truck driver stayed in the rights lane instead of moving over to the turning lane and made a perfect turn on the Airport Rd without have to stop or wait for anyone to move.

    Another evening just before dark I came up upon the intersection and saw a truck stopped in the turning lane. The driver could not turn in because there was a truck wanting to come out. However, the truck wanting to pull out could not come out because he couldn't see around the truck that was waiting to turn in.

    I was in the right south bound lane so I slowed down and stopped BEFORE the intersection, yet close enough for the drive to see I has stopped and was preventing any traffic behind me from being in the right lane so he could pull out.

    The truck driver was able to pull out and turn right without having to worry about pulling out in front of traffic.

    I knew there wasn't any cars close behind me and no one was in the left lane so it was all clear behind me.

    The driver pulled out, thanked me, and went on his way. The other truck could also now turn in.

    If nothing else, just by keeping the trucks OUT OF the Turning Lane, they could swing in from the right south bound lane, making it safer until they get a red light up and working.

    Now I ask everyone, is safety the first thing the authorities think of or past the buck to the State?

    -- Posted by sui on Wed, Jan 25, 2017, at 4:57 PM
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