User Profile: Fonebone


Member Since: February 27, 2012

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  • April 10, 2014 at 11:07pm

    Some folks call it a sling-blade mmm hmm…

  • April 10, 2014 at 11:02pm

    Lol, “slimy turd” – that’s the most perfectly succinct description for him, isn’t it?

  • April 10, 2014 at 10:59pm

    Thanks for your input, sarcastic fake supporter troll.

  • April 10, 2014 at 10:56pm

    That’s why they hate Fox News: their lies can’t stand up to any serious scrutiny. Where did this guy go to liberal school? He should have known to avoid anything but softball interviews, when “debating” use ad hominem attacks rather than logical arguments, play the race/gender/sexuality card whenever possible, and never, under any circumstances, admit to a lie no matter how obvious it is to everyone that you did.

  • March 31, 2014 at 2:52am

    I think Steel’s comment could be summed up as follows:
    We won’t get fooled again.
    Meet the new boss; same as the old boss.

    Eleutheria is correct. The phrase involved a redundancy, not an oxymoron.

  • March 27, 2014 at 10:31pm

    Oh you can channel Moses and know what he would have done, huh? You must be the chosen one that knows the will of God better than everyone else. Go find a country that’s more tolerant of religion than the U.S. and why don’t you go live there?

  • March 27, 2014 at 10:26pm

    Who said anything about nationalism? There’s a difference between blind nationalism and wanting to maintain the way of life of a nation that was founded on the principle of liberty, including religious liberty! So you can’t be a Christian and simultaneously support the rule of law and freedom of your own country that you live in? That’s ridiculous.

  • March 27, 2014 at 10:14pm

    OK read my response to you above (under mike 7050′s thread) and tell me what you say to that. If the author’s original intent was some socialist agenda, then I think that intent has been lost in obscurity because I have always interpreted the words of the Pledge to say something quite the opposite of socialism. See above.

  • March 27, 2014 at 10:02pm

    Why do you feel the need to be so condescending and insulting? So far, you don’t sound as intelligent and well-informed as you try to make yourself out to be. Maybe you should try to elaborate on your point of view rather than name-calling and posting the same response three or more times on the same page.

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  • March 27, 2014 at 9:53pm

    Ian if you think about the words, it really is “the other way around” as you put it. We have a Constitution that spells out how the government comes only from the consent of the people. And that’s exactly what you are pledging allegiance to when you say the words “… and to the Republic, for which it stands.” So you’re not pledging to blindly support “the state”. You’re pledging support for our unique “We the People” form of government. Setting aside who wrote the Pledge for a minute, what part of it do you specifically disagree with? So if someone else, not a socialist, wrote a new pledge that at its heart basically said “I pledge my support of my country’s ideals of liberty and justice” would you want to say that one?

  • March 27, 2014 at 9:22pm

    This guy Brand sounds like another moderate, faux-grassroots, conservative-hater. First he brands the Tea Party as extreme, then he tries to backpedal and pretend he supported the movement early on before the “cultish” people trying to protect their land rights ruined it. And the reason he gives for not reciting the pledge sounds pretty bogus, too. I think he’s just pouting because he doesn’t want to be told what to do. Are you gonna take your ball and go home? Are you gonna cry? Wouldn’t someone who really had respect for the U.S. and the flag be able to put all that crap aside to pay a 15 second tribute to our great country?

    ‘“Honestly, I think it’s ludicrous to make councilors get up there and pledge their allegiance,” Shakespeare said at the meeting.’

    Hey, William Shakespeare – if that is your real name – what’s so wrong with pledging your allegiance to the U.S.?? Do you or do you not enjoy all of the freedoms that come from being a citizen of our country? Obviously you do, since you have the right not to say the Pledge. But is it really too much to ask for you to reaffirm your belief in our country and to say you’re on the side of our country, especially considering you serve in an elected position? That’s what allegiance is, after all. But you seem to think you’re too “independent” and too special for allegiances, you arrogant, conceited, ungrateful P.O.S.!

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  • March 22, 2014 at 8:44pm

    If your in-town commute involves paying any tolls, and the toll system has an e-pay system, that would also date/time stamp your whereabouts. Think I saw that on Law & Order once :)

  • March 22, 2014 at 8:38pm

    Ah, upon re-reading the article I see it says he gets pics of himself under the commuter train marquee and keeps receipts from local transactions. If the train marquee shows the date that should work. Receipts could work only if you used a credit or debit account that no one else has access to and if the receipt has the address of the local business on it. Even with that you could conceivably give your spouse who works in town your credit/debit card and have her buy some little thing every day. You’d also have to avoid using anything but cash yourself while in New York City during those days. That’s getting a little far-fetched though, so I guess receipts would be decent proof.

  • March 22, 2014 at 8:20pm

    LOL, I like the sentiment, but I think you’d end up spending way too much for a year’s worth of video storage media just to give the IRS a poke in the eye like that.

  • March 22, 2014 at 8:15pm

    This guy has a clever idea, all right, but the methods he’s using to date stamp his selfies are not conclusive proof, if my thinking is correct. And no, it has nothing to do with Photoshop because I’m sure a good enough expert could tell if a photo had been edited. Here’s my reasoning:

    1. You can set a camera’s date stamp function to any date you want before taking the picture.
    2. You could hold up yesterday’s newspaper and take a picture of yourself at home even though you were in New York yesterday (or use a newspaper from any date in the past). It only proves you took the picture no earlier than the date of the newspaper, but you can’t prove you didn’t take it after the newspaper’s date.

    The only alternative (low tech) possibility that I can think of is taking your picture in front of one of those big outdoor digital date/time/temperature signs like banks have somewhere in or near your city. That seems like too much of a pain to do every day unless it’s right by your workplace.

    Anyone have other alternative methods?

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  • March 13, 2014 at 11:12pm

    The article fails to mention the medical condition and prognosis of the man who was shot, or whether he even lived for that matter! Sloppy.

  • March 11, 2014 at 3:21am

    GBTV Fan, I totally get the disappointment that the “bad apples” in society can cause. It is true that there are bad people out there and we all have to stay on our toes, but unfortunately I think that’s just a part of life in an imperfect world. Just remember though that for every bad person/company/entity that you hear about there are many many good and behaving ones that you don’t ever hear about because no one ever publicizes the ones who are just doing the right thing from day to day. You can choose to let yourself become cynical or instead focus on the good that is out there.

  • March 11, 2014 at 3:07am

    GBTV Fan, I feel the article’s author did not clearly enough state the conclusion, but the outcome was that Prime subscribers are not getting charged more than non-prime users. So you should at least not feel raped by Amazon. I am an extremely satisfied multi-year Amazon Prime subscriber and think that it is just about one of the most useful and value-packed services I have ever paid for. You not only get the free 2 day shipping, but can upgrade to next-day for like $2.99 per item, and you get a very decent selection of free streaming movies and TV shows. If you don’t mind waiting a mere 2 business days for your purchase, it can literally save you tons of time and gas because you can buy so many of the everyday items that you would otherwise make trips to the store for. Plus Amazon still nearly always beats out other online sellers with their prices when you factor in the shipping you’d pay at the other places. So cheer up, not everyone is out to screw you.

  • January 16, 2014 at 4:32pm

    Aww, now we’re going to have a spate of dead miniature birds!

  • December 13, 2013 at 5:47pm

    LOL, I had the exact same thought. Slick due to what??