Cross posting here? Why?

The reason why I cross post here is because The DCN News Blog has its own brand.

Over at The DCN News Blog I post articles and I state my opinions about the article if I have one. The thing I like most is that others can post a comment and do not have to use their names. Until recently I had no control of those leaving comments but now I have to approve them.

I have been told by many over the years that they like my brand because they love my comments but most of all that I do my homework. You see locally I attend many meetings and I video them instead of taking notes. This comes in very handy because I have given a copy of the DVD's to entities because they have needed it for reference and sometimes I have them shown on the local cable tv station. I also know many of the legislators across the state and I have numerous resources not only statewide but nationwide.

In the 2 years that I was the publicity chair for the North Carolina NAACP State Conference of Branches I picked up more resources not only locally but nationwide. The resources range from political and community leaders, media and other.

I have received one private message about my cross posting here and after I explained to the person why I do it, they understood where I was coming from and admitted they do it sometimes for the same reasons I mentioned.

I see one of my series of articles that originated in The Wilmington Journal, "Wilmington NC - TRUTH ABOUT SEN. BOSEMAN AND THE N-WORD" has sparked some folks to question my reasoning for posting it here.

Well damn folks post all kinds of things here and so it seems that these folks picked me out to be picked on. Well I have no problem with being picked on but just come correct when you do so because I don't take bull manure lightly.

I have a feeling that some have a problem with me because I am black and The Wilmington Journal is an historical black newspaper. We both report news about the black community as well as the white community so if some feel we are racist then so be it. I know a couple of the folks from The Wilmington Journal and from Wilmington so therefore I have ties there.

I spent 3 days in Wilmington last year in October attending the NC NAACP State Conference of Branches Convention.

If at anytime folks want to comment on something I post I have no problem but the problem will come if you make the post about me trying to figure out why I posted something. If I have an opinion about a post I will say it because I have no problem with saying what I mean and meaning what I say.

So in my closing, for those who have a problem with my cross posting here or me personally, I do it because of the information that is posted on my blog such as my comments and others comments. If you have a problem with me you have options and that is don't read my stuff caus I going to report the news that is of interest to me and I try to post news that I feel is of interest to some others. Nope didn't say to everyone.

I have no problem with "speaking truth to power."

I want to leave this with you, "I have no permanent friends, no permanent enemies only permanent interest." And, "I love you and it ain't a damn thing you can do about" and that is the truth. So therefore "I have the power."

Note: I forgot to add, (well my post went away in my original post and I had to re-type it)I had been reading BlueNC for quite sometime but I had not posted here until I was asked by several to do so. I don't just post places because I know that some folks can't take my agitation so unless something is going on that is of importance to me, I don't sign up and post.

Comments

Several things.

First and foremost, I took it easy on you by simply cutting off comments on the previous "post". Ask Max the Dog, we don't do cut and pastes from elsewhere. A post has to have some meaningful input from the author or else it gets unpublished.

Second, anything you want to post about Wilmington politics from the Senator down to the Dogcatcher is more than welcome. However, sleazy out-takes from personal divorce proceedings are not included in that spectrum of welcome content.

Jesus Swept ticked me off. Too short. I loved the characters and then POOF it was over.
-me

No problem in re: to Robert P. edited

I have no problem with that. I stand to be corrected at anytime however from the owners of BlueNC. At anytime they have a problem with anything I post here, I will not question it because they are just that, the owners.

I request that the owners of BlueNC to please let me know when I am off the mark of what is required when posting here. I have no problem with being held accountable for my actions. I do hope that everyone is treated the same.

I take posting here as a privilege and I will not do anything intentionally to jeopardize that privilege.

I am assuming you are a part of BlueNC and I thank you for your response.

Note: Since you stop the commenting on a post I started I guess that confirms you are a part of BlueNC. Thank you. You have my permission to remove the post if it does not meet the guidelines here.

"I swore never to be silent whenever human beings endure suffering and humiliation. We must always take sides. Neutrality helps the oppressor, never the victim. Silence encourages the tormentor, never the tormented." - Elie Weisel

"I swore never to be silent whenever human beings endure suffering and humiliation. We must always take sides. Neutrality helps the oppressor, never the victim. Silence encourages the tormentor, never the tormented." - Elie Weisel

Wrong

I have a feeling that some have a problem with me because I am black

As I explained in my private message (that's no longer private), it has to do with netiquette and occasionally strident moral declarations that you make. It has nothing to do with you being black, except what you make of it. So don't.

As for the netiquette, I'll try to explain again: when you post only a half of a sentence as a teaser in order to entice people to come to your site to get the rest, you are not bringing information to them, you are dragging them (or trying to) to where the information is. This may sound harsh, but that's a ploy.

If you ploy with people (too much), they won't ploy with you. Play with you. Whatever. I understand you have your own way of doing things, Curmilus. But that doesn't mean they're the best way to accomplish what you want.

In re: Wrong

As I explained in my private message (that's no longer private), it has to do with netiquette and occasionally strident moral declarations that you make. It has nothing to do with you being black, except what you make of it. So don't.

(Oh so now you can tell me how I suppose to see things. Oh well, I don't allow folks to think for me.) TPA

As for the netiquette, I'll try to explain again: when you post only a half of a sentence as a teaser in order to entice people to come to your site to get the rest, you are not bringing information to them, you are dragging them (or trying to) to where the information is. This may sound harsh, but that's a ploy.

(I don't have to entice people to do anything. Again I stated the reason why I do that is for the people to read my opinion but more importantly the other folks comments that they leave on my site. Dragging them over? Oh heck no. Harsh? Nope. I have no problem with how you say it, but again I stated why. I don't get paid for my blog and nor do I worry about how many people read my blog. My only concern is putting the information out there.) TPA

If you ploy with people (too much), they won't ploy with you. Play with you. Whatever.

(I don't ploy or play with people when it comes to posting articles however I sometimes ploy and play with them when they get ignant with me especially after I have given them the reason why I do what I do.) TPA

I understand you have your own way of doing things, Curmilus. But that doesn't mean they're the best way to accomplish what you want.

(Really? After your private message that is no longer private as you so netiquettely put it, I changed the way I posted to a certain degree but obviously you didn't notice it.

I always take into consideration what people say because constructive criticism is the reason why I am blogging.

So since you are being so netiquettely correct I guess you will share the private message that I initiated to you tonight. Oh well when you communicate with folks long enough you find them out and that is why I love communicating even when it appears that we are fighting.

Thank you for the communication because I am always looking for lessons learned.) TPA

"I swore never to be silent whenever human beings endure suffering and humiliation. We must always take sides. Neutrality helps the oppressor, never the victim. Silence encourages the tormentor, never the tormented." - Elie Weisel

"I swore never to be silent whenever human beings endure suffering and humiliation. We must always take sides. Neutrality helps the oppressor, never the victim. Silence encourages the tormentor, never the tormented." - Elie Weisel

I like it that you're here

and I like this discussion. It's a balancing act - and the middle is fuzzy.

I put a comment on the Dome site recently that was solely a link to a post here at BlueNC. I must have been mad about something they did and didn't feel like taking the trouble to restate my point. I don't know if anyone followed my link or not.

I follow a bunch of your links, depending on the topic. I have a big interest in supporting regional efforts by helping them jump into statewide awareness. I think we helped some with the OLF last year - and maybe we have added some visibility to ElectriCities' incompetence. I guess I would say I'm happy for BlueNC to be used to push any progressive agenda as long as the pusher plays fair.

When there's a ton of stuff cross-posted, I tune out. I got back from an emotionally hard week and found lots of links ... and didn't follow one of them. It seemed like too much. Not because you're black, just because it was overwhelming. That's the risk ... it's easy to train people not to engage.

For example, Under the Dome is slowly training progressives to look elsewhere for news and information. I doubt they mean to do that, but it's happening all the same.

Anyway, all is well. Life is a conversation.

_____________________________________

The NC Family Policy Council doesn't speak for my family

Thank you In re: I like it that you're here

your comments here wholeheartedly to some degree.

I didn't post during the week like I normally have done on BlueNC because of my busy schedule. So what I did was post over the weekend. I didn't take into consideration that I was the only one posting so therefore I had numerous posts on the right of this page. It was not intentionally but I was not thinking. I will not do that again.

However how can you make an informed decision if there are related links to articles without reading them all. I can find reasons why not to read articles because some could be too long but if it is interesting or important to me then I will follow through and if not I move on.) TPA

I follow a bunch of your links, depending on the topic. I have a big interest in supporting regional efforts by helping them jump into statewide awareness. I think we helped some with the OLF last year - and maybe we have added some visibility to ElectriCities' incompetence. I guess I would say I'm happy for BlueNC to be used to push any progressive agenda as long as the pusher plays fair.

(I think you hit the nail on the head, if something is important to you then you will follow it. I feel that is the case with everyone so whereas someone may have a problem with a post I post someone else may be interested in that same post.)

When there's a ton of stuff cross-posted, I tune out. I got back from an emotionally hard week and found lots of links ... and didn't follow one of them.
It seemed like too much.

("Not because you're black, just because it was overwhelming." I feel strongly that is the reason because the Senator is white and The Wilmington Journal is an historical black newspaper and I am BLACK. But this is my opinion and just like behinds everybody has one and we all are entitled to them.

Don't know how they do at Blognewsnet.com however my blog has been rated at the top at 13, 2, 7 and now back at 2 so therefore somebody is reading it and the hits on my blog shows it as well. However I am not interested in the hits because as long as I educate atleast 1 person my living is not in vain.

Thank you and I don't agree with life is a conversation however I do know that Communication is the Key.

"I swore never to be silent whenever human beings endure suffering and humiliation. We must always take sides. Neutrality helps the oppressor, never the victim. Silence encourages the tormentor, never the tormented." - Elie Weisel

"I swore never to be silent whenever human beings endure suffering and humiliation. We must always take sides. Neutrality helps the oppressor, never the victim. Silence encourages the tormentor, never the tormented." - Elie Weisel

Agreed

I like that we can enlighten people here, agree, disagree, debate and not go to bed angry. I started with an issue I wanted to get out and have found a lot of support here. Curmilus has been a huge help, and people with information felt comfortable going to his site with information. I plug this site everywhere and with everyone, and a while team cross-posts this site everywhere. The advice has been good and it certainly proves that two (or ten) heads are better than one when dealing with tough issues. Thanks

Al Manning, retiree, native of eastern NC and proud of it, plenty of time to read, research and get annoyed about the lack of accountability in elected leaders these days. Married to a real southern lady and we live with two labs and two airedales who run

Thanks in re: Agreed

I really appreciate your comments. My goal is to respond to the people's request and that is what I have tried to do. I recognize and understand that some will like it and some will not. But in some instances even those who have issues with me benefit from what I do as well. I also cross-posts BlueNC because I feel it has a lot to offer.

"I swore never to be silent whenever human beings endure suffering and humiliation. We must always take sides. Neutrality helps the oppressor, never the victim. Silence encourages the tormentor, never the tormented." - Elie Weisel

"I swore never to be silent whenever human beings endure suffering and humiliation. We must always take sides. Neutrality helps the oppressor, never the victim. Silence encourages the tormentor, never the tormented." - Elie Weisel

Do what you do, C. Dancy

I say do what you do and continue to post. I have found that though there are definitely those who are well received (those who stick with the status quo) and those who are not as well received (those who go against the status quo...), we have a healthy debate and we can all listen well to one another.

Don't ask too many questions that are out of the mainstream or question the status quo though, because you really will have problems...

"Those who would give up essential liberty to purchase a little temporary safety deserve neither liberty nor safety." ~Benjamin Franklin

Field Organizer, Lawson for Congress

These are not the views of Dr. Lawson nor

~Ray McKinnon

"out of the mainstream or question the status quo"

That's really funny. Because, in North Carolina the mainstream is against the transfer tax, but we're pretty much universally behind it. In North Carolina, the status quo says to let children die for lack of health care, but we're against it. In North Carolina the Democrats in power think it is a good idea to cut taxes for the rich and to take away services for the poor, and we rail against it. Odd, it's almost like this site was designed for those who are outside the mainstream and who oppose the status quo.

Now, if what you mean is, "don't post about people's personal, sexual, or marital problems, or about how 9/11 was obviously a Bush conspiracy" then, well, yes. I agree with you.

However, I don't think that I have ever written a disparaging remark about any of C. Dancy's posts other than the one concerning a citizen's marital issues and private court matters - have I? If so, please show me.

Jesus Swept ticked me off. Too short. I loved the characters and then POOF it was over.
-me

Robert P. I am requesting that you stop the commenting

on this post because I made my point.

Thanking you in advance.

Again I appreciate BlueNC and I don't want it to become a me thing. However I hope I can continue to post here and not having to defend myself because I will not allow anyone to mislead people about what I say.

"I swore never to be silent whenever human beings endure suffering and humiliation. We must always take sides. Neutrality helps the oppressor, never the victim. Silence encourages the tormentor, never the tormented." - Elie Weisel

"I swore never to be silent whenever human beings endure suffering and humiliation. We must always take sides. Neutrality helps the oppressor, never the victim. Silence encourages the tormentor, never the tormented." - Elie Weisel

I was the one who questioned your motives with the post about

Senator Boseman. Assuming that my questioning those motives because of the color of your skin is as ridiculous as if I HAD been questioning those motives for that reason.

I was questioning the reasons you did not engage in conversation with your own opinion here. I'm still not sure you and I will see eye to eye on everything, but I sure would rather see something you've written and THEN a link to a story rather than just a spurious link.

By the way, my name in Linda, I am part of the "front-page" team on Blue NC - but I consider everyone who registers and engages here part of the community. I don't know if the founders of the community feel the same way. Ever since I've been here, I've known this. You can expect pushback when you post incendiary things. Nothing is held at face value, and nothing is sacrosanct.

There is not a thing wrong with being a Political Agitator; and I'm glad that you're here. Understand I'd rather hear your opinion that read yet another headline - even if I don't agree with your opinion.

Ok Linda here we go again

Senator Boseman. Assuming that my questioning those motives because of the color of your skin is as ridiculous as if I HAD been questioning those motives for that reason.

(Oh hell no. The article was and still is a legitimate news story and it does not matter if you or anyone else like it or not. She is a damn public official and she open herself up for criticism when taking oath.) TPA

I was questioning the reasons you did not engage in conversation with your own opinion here.

(I don't have to engage with my opinion unless I want to what is your damn problem? You don't tell me what to do. If you had followed the links you would have seen my opinion in a previous link. I could have taken the discussion to another level. And here it is since you have me mistaken for what goes on in your house. I be damn if you are in control of what goes on in my house caus words are not just words in my house never have been, and never will be. Since Robert P. has not responded I am going to share this with you and you can take it however the heck you please caus my livelihood do not depend on BlueNC.

From: C. Dancy II - TPA
To: Robert P.
Subject: Please accept my apology and you have my permission
Date: Sun, 08/24/2008 - 8:42pm

Mr. Robert P.

Please accept my apology because I am an agitator. I tried to post the article and not being bias although I could have made it an issue by pushing the issue of, "Wilmington NC - WHAT'S SENATOR BOSEMAN'S RECORD ON BLACK ISSUES?"
I feel that I was giving Sen. Boseman's supporters the opportunity to support her, her lifestyle and etc. The reason why I didn't post my opinion is because I wanted to see what kind of feedback I would receive and like other forums people don't stick to the issue but go after the poster. Well I have no problem with that but I always become the bad guy. Oh well, that's why I can relate to Senator Obama and who he is.

It appears that those who took offense with the post didn't follow the links.
to remove the post if it does not meet the guidelines and all others as well. Please let me know which are acceptable and which are not if you will.

You know as it relates to my posting several articles from my blog here will make me always number 2 on the BNN Network because I believe my articles are credited to BlueNC.

Again please accept my apology.

Again I stick to my opinion about the attack from you and you can't change my opinion.

I'm still not sure you and I will see eye to eye on everything, but I sure would rather see something you've written and THEN a link to a story rather than just a spurious link.

(I don't post here for you nor anyone to see eye to eye with me. I post here and folks can take it however they please. Again this was a news article from a legitimate Historical Black Newspaper.) TPA

By the way, my name in Linda, I am part of the "front-page" team on Blue NC - but I consider everyone who registers and engages here part of the community. I don't know if the founders of the community feel the same way. Ever since I've been here, I've known this. You can expect pushback when you post incendiary things. Nothing is held at face value, and nothing is sacrosanct.

(That is great however I have an opinion and whenever I am not welcome here feel free to remove me however I will remove myself because I have enough to do and only post here to educate folks however I recognize and understand that everyone do not want to be educated.) TPA

There is not a thing wrong with being a Political Agitator; and I'm glad that you're here. Understand I'd rather hear your opinion that read yet another headline - even if I don't agree with your opinion.

(Again if you had followed the links you would have seen my opinion but where is it written that I have to give an opinion, maybe I missed it. Didn't know it was a requirement to post here.

I am glad you sent this response because I was trying to leave avoid you. I had wanted to send you the private message however didn't know how you would take it so I decided against it. Funny you could have sent me a private message questioning my motive as well and I could have responded to you and explained why I do what I do.

I appreciate the communication with you however you wanted my opinion and now you have it however I am concerned about me now and not Senator Boseman because the discussion left her.

And lastly why did you post all the other bull manure instead of just asking me did I have an opinion instead of going after me in your response? Oh well it is all good.

I am the one and only real Agitator on the East Coast and you and others continue to confirm that.

Have a nice day and hope to continue to communicate with you but about issues in the future that are in the news but right now it is all about me. So when we move forward maybe we will continue educate the people on what is going on around them.

Thank you and I appreciate your work with the Front-page because I have been cross-posting BlueNC and sending it out in my weekly newsletters that goes out several times a week.) TPA

"I swore never to be silent whenever human beings endure suffering and humiliation. We must always take sides. Neutrality helps the oppressor, never the victim. Silence encourages the tormentor, never the tormented." - Elie Weisel

"I swore never to be silent whenever human beings endure suffering and humiliation. We must always take sides. Neutrality helps the oppressor, never the victim. Silence encourages the tormentor, never the tormented." - Elie Weisel

::sigh:::

Oh hell no. The article was and still is a legitimate news story and it does not matter if you or anyone else like it or not. She is a damn public official and she open herself up for criticism when taking oath.

Yes. The article is a legitimate news source.

I went to the article, I read the entire thing. Contrary to what you have assumed, I'm not an idiot. I'm actually rather bright. I've also been following this story since before most people knew it was a story.

I used the phrase "Your Mileage May Vary" which implies that you and I may disagree, but I value your opinion. After reading the article you posted the link to on your blog, I posted my opinion that words are just words. By way of illustration, I explained that no words were off-limits in my house. That doesn't mean my family and I walk around calling people derogatory names or names that they would find offensive.

You responded by telling me that you hoped my son had learned that lesson because people get killed for using certain words. Jesus H. Tap Dancing Christ, man. Instead of passing by your link like most people, I posted an opinion, but you didn't like it, so you post a veiled threat on my son's life? What the hell?

(That's great however I hope he knows not to say certain things to certain folks because again some people have gotten killed over words.) TPA

You sure do know how to win friends and influence people.

How about this. You ignore me, I'll ignore you. We'll both be poorer for it, but the board will be quieter.

A threat on your son's life what the hell?

Yes. The article is a legitimate news source.

I went to the article, I read the entire thing. Contrary to what you have assumed, I'm not an idiot. I'm actually rather bright. I've also been following this story since before most people knew it was a story.

(Well I be damn so that means that you read the article about those questioning here legislation but you and another poster if I am correct said it was not about her work in the legislature. Oh well. So in my opinion you do have a problem with me since you have made it a me thing.

Ignore you? Like I said it is about me now not her. Oh hell no I am not going to be poorer or richer if I am to ignore you all together. Do you think my life began when I began to pos here? My blog has nearly 2000 post and nearly 700 comments.

You responded by telling me that you hoped my son had learned that lesson because people get killed for using certain words.

(I responded to your post saying I hope that your son learned that lesson is correct. I thought that was a compliment to you for teaching him that but it seems as if you are trying to find something to go after me. Damn you tried to make something out of that and you said what goes on in your house.) TPA

Jesus H. Tap Dancing Christ, man. Instead of passing by your link like most people,

(Oh hell no, don't speak for most people because you do not know what people read my post oh then again maybe you do. Again I have stated over and over again that if 1 person read my blog then my living is not in vain. Well I know you do so bingo. I thank you.) TPA

I posted an opinion, but you didn't like it, so you post a veiled threat on my son's life? What the hell?

(The part I didn't like was when you made it personal about me. Hell no I am not going to allow you nor anyone to attempt to paint a picture of me because I can do a damn good job at that. A threat on your son's life come on now. Damn you are really making this thing personal when I don't know you nor your son and I don't make threats. Oh but again I am black man and now you feel threatened. Damnit now. But I ain't going to hold it against you.

It is time for me to IGNORE you now so this is my last and final response to you. Damn I can't believe this and you are a part of the Front-page for BlueNC and you are accusing me of posing a threat on your son's life. My, my, my. Totally ignant. Oh I know how to spell the word and my definition is on my blog under the Definition category. I am not going to put a link to it because you may thing that is a weapon. Oh well. LOL) TPA

"I swore never to be silent whenever human beings endure suffering and humiliation. We must always take sides. Neutrality helps the oppressor, never the victim. Silence encourages the tormentor, never the tormented." - Elie Weisel

"I swore never to be silent whenever human beings endure suffering and humiliation. We must always take sides. Neutrality helps the oppressor, never the victim. Silence encourages the tormentor, never the tormented." - Elie Weisel

I'm pretty sure the reason Robert didn't respond

Since Robert P. has not responded

is because you sent the message to me instead of him.

When I saw Robert's name in the "To:" column I just assumed you sent me (Steve) a copy also by mistake.

If you had followed the links you would have seen my opinion in a previous link...

It appears that those who took offense with the post didn't follow the links...

Again if you had followed the links you would have seen my opinion...

I don't mean to put you on the spot Curmilus, but this is exactly what I was talking about. Posting links should be to allow people to find out more information if they are interested in the subject being discussed.

Nope, I clicked on the person's name

that sent it to me. Later I sent it to you. Why don't you give up? I know Robert P. from scharrison however I typed in your name when I sent it to you. LOL

I sent you a copy because you had sent me a private message earlier so I thought I could share with you how I was trying to address the issue but it seems as if ya'll want to continue to drag it out. This is what I call dragging as you or someone stated last night.

No you are not putting me on the spot because I love the communication because I get to explain myself and folks get to know just who I am. Those who are closed minded will keep the same attitude about me however those who are not closed-minded always let me know how they appreciate me. However I don't operate on how folks think about me, I just do the damn thing.

What you continue to forget in my opinion is that people have options. If they don't like what I post they don't have to read them. That works for me.

However again I repeat when you click on my blog I see a number #2 for rating and the hits on my blog say the same. Now mind you I don't operate on the number #2 nor the hits caus if I reach 1 person my living will not have been in vain.

I appreciate you my friend caus again I am where I am today due to constructive criticism. It is a lesson to be learned from this communication and I will find it and it will take me to the next level with my communication.

Thank you and you do have a blessed day.

"I swore never to be silent whenever human beings endure suffering and humiliation. We must always take sides. Neutrality helps the oppressor, never the victim. Silence encourages the tormentor, never the tormented." - Elie Weisel

"I swore never to be silent whenever human beings endure suffering and humiliation. We must always take sides. Neutrality helps the oppressor, never the victim. Silence encourages the tormentor, never the tormented." - Elie Weisel

It happens naturally that

when a person runs on and on and on and on in a post, I tend to skip 'em, especially when the first few sentences are somewhat emotional to start with. That's when I figure that what follows is a rant.

So, since I got bored with the rant, I quit reading and didn't realize -- until reading Steve's and Linda's responses -- that you were suggesting that your being black had anything to do with the response you got to the gossipy crap you posted about Boseman (no, I don't care where it came from or whether it's considered "news," given how loosely that term is used these days).

First, I didn't know you are black. All I knew was that you were posting a bunch of crap. Second, your response to being called on it was lame, and went on and on and on without addressing the point.

Third, you kind of worked here to earn my disrespect and you got it.

Rip. Next.

No gossipy crap posted about Boseman real news

whether you like it or not.

I feel I made myself clear.

My picture is all over my blog so how . . . I stand behind what I say and put a face on it as well.

"I swore never to be silent whenever human beings endure suffering and humiliation. We must always take sides. Neutrality helps the oppressor, never the victim. Silence encourages the tormentor, never the tormented." - Elie Weisel

"I swore never to be silent whenever human beings endure suffering and humiliation. We must always take sides. Neutrality helps the oppressor, never the victim. Silence encourages the tormentor, never the tormented." - Elie Weisel

Why on earth would you assume

that I visited your blog?

Geez, I never visited your blog -- Why would I, when what you post here is so hysterical and shrill?

Rant away and enjoy whatever high it gives you. But this gal ain't got time~

Nope! Bru didn't assume anything. I stated a fact.

Didn't assume you visited my blog, I just stated a fact. I have not sent you a personal email to visit my blog asking you to however you are the one who responded to the post.

How in the hell could you have read the article on Senator Boseman since the link goes to my blog? So are you daying now you didn't read it? So obviously you have a problem with me. LOL

Do you think if I give a damn if you read my blog. Not!

Obviously I am agitating your ... caus you continue to respond. I don't get high off ignance but I sure can respond to it and do a damn good job.

So continue however I hope that Robert P. will stop the commenting so we can move forward caus again I will not allow anyone to paint a picture of me because I can do a damn good job of that myself.

Obviously you do have the time caus you keep posting. LOL

You have a nice evening.

"I swore never to be silent whenever human beings endure suffering and humiliation. We must always take sides. Neutrality helps the oppressor, never the victim. Silence encourages the tormentor, never the tormented." - Elie Weisel

"I swore never to be silent whenever human beings endure suffering and humiliation. We must always take sides. Neutrality helps the oppressor, never the victim. Silence encourages the tormentor, never the tormented." - Elie Weisel

Didn't read your article.

I've read others. Again, what you posted was irrelevant, gossip-ridden, spite-driven, refutable, hysterical, and insulting to those who expect reasoned and sober political discourse.

No, I have never and don't visit your blog, and I can't be bothered to read every word of your over-wrought rants. I suspect I'm not alone in this regard.

But then, you were the one who declared (or shrieked, I gathered) that you weren't going to read anything with my name on it.

Again, enjoy your mood swings.

Bru'

So if you didn't read it what is your damn beef?

Didn't read my article?

"I've read others.

(Oh so you are reading others mess and making forming an opinon about me. Oh well typical slave mentality black folks have endured this for years. I just love to communicate with folks like you who try to pick a fight and don't know how.) TPA

Again, what you posted was irrelevant, gossip-ridden, spite-driven, refutable, hysterical, and insulting to those who expect reasoned and sober political discourse."

(Oh hell no, a legitimate article whether you like it or not. The more I communicate with you the more ignant the conversation gets. Didn't read my article but forming an opinion caus you read others who you believe in. Hell I believe in The Wilmington Journal and that is why I felt comfortable posting it. LOL) TPA

No, I have never and don't visit your blog, and I can't be bothered to read every word of your over-wrought rants.

(I have not asked you to however obviously you are following me here caus you continue to respond. LOL)TPA

I suspect I'm not alone in this regard.

(How ignant to think that everyone read my blog. I don't read everything I come in contact with. LOL) TPA

But then, you were the one who declared (or shrieked, I gathered) that you weren't going to read anything with my name on it.

(Really? But where is that post? I will not read anything you post unless it is addressed to me especially in my post here. Again how ignant. LOL) TPA

Again, enjoy your mood swings.

Bru'

(Mood swings? You call it a mood swing, I call it not allowing you to paint a picture of me while I continue to point out how ignant you are.

My definition of ignant.) TPA

"I swore never to be silent whenever human beings endure suffering and humiliation. We must always take sides. Neutrality helps the oppressor, never the victim. Silence encourages the tormentor, never the tormented." - Elie Weisel

"I swore never to be silent whenever human beings endure suffering and humiliation. We must always take sides. Neutrality helps the oppressor, never the victim. Silence encourages the tormentor, never the tormented." - Elie Weisel

Cash Michaels

Maybe she didn't read "your" article because it wasn't "your" article.

You posted part of one sentence as a link which linked to your blog with the same part of one sentence and a link to the full article in the Wilmington Journal by Cash Michaels, a hard working journalist whose articles typically appear first in print in the hard-copy only newspaper The Carolinian.

I've stayed out of this so far but I won't stand for anyone taking credit for someone else's work, especially when it's taken out of context.

I be damn here we go again another one

Maybe she didn't read "your" article because it wasn't "your" article.

(Damn anyone in their right mind when they clicked on the link they seen The Wilmington Journal. How ignant.) TPA

You posted part of one sentence as a link which linked to your blog with the same part of one sentence and a link to the full article in the Wilmington Journal by Cash Michaels, a hard working journalist whose articles typically appear first in print in the hard-copy only newspaper The Carolinian.

(And that is why I have no problem with posting his stuff and I know him personally so obviously you missed that. Not only but the owner at the newspaper. I have written many letters to the editor to the Wilmington Journal and especially The Raleigh Carolinian however I believe it is just The Carolinian now. I have permission to post there whole articles however I do not because I like to send people to their site so they may see some other information there that I didn't pick out.) TPA

I've stayed out of this so far but I won't stand for anyone taking credit for someone else's work, especially when it's taken out of context.

(Again another ignant ... trying to mislead folks.

What you and some others don't realize is that I know so many folks across the state of NC that I feel comfortable with doing what I do example posting articles on my blog. I know the editor of the white newspapers Tarboro Daily Southerner and the Rocky Mount Telegram and we bump heads from time to time however we still speak to each other when we run into each other at meetings. I know the rules when it comes to posting others articles and the reason why I do not post entire articles is simply because we are not suppose to unless we have permission.

The reason why I begin the article and link it is because that is actually procedure if you do not have permission. Do you not see copyrighted at the end of most articles in the newspapers and other sources.

Oh well again I have to educate those who think they know so damn much. But that's alright caus I have more time than I do money. And my calling is to educate, educate and agitate, agitate.

Have more?

Oh by the way you and some others do not know the relationship I have with my resources and you will never know. I receive actual letters to the editor to most newspapers from the original authors and I could post them on my blog before they hit the papers but I do not because I like my brand and The DCN followers like my brand also.

Now good morning to you too. LOL) TPA

"I swore never to be silent whenever human beings endure suffering and humiliation. We must always take sides. Neutrality helps the oppressor, never the victim. Silence encourages the tormentor, never the tormented." - Elie Weisel

"I swore never to be silent whenever human beings endure suffering and humiliation. We must always take sides. Neutrality helps the oppressor, never the victim. Silence encourages the tormentor, never the tormented." - Elie Weisel

Dancy dance

Repeated calling people "ignant" is not dialog or education and rises to the level of "intolerably obnoxious".

If you are writing your one-liners for people who know you already and understand you, then you don't need to cross-post here.

If, on the other hand, you are trying to reach new readers, you would do well to help them understand you and the points you are trying to make.

You're not afraid to insult people at lenght in your comments. Why not use those writing skills for some constructive agitation in your actual posts. Nesting links like a string of attachments in a forwarded email obscures the source and relevancy of the material, making it less likely that people will click through.

Here is some information from our Frequently Asked Questions:

Instead, here are some basic blogging community standards that have developed over the years:

* Always link to the source of your quotations if they are online;
* Whether or not the source is online, be clear about who and what you are quoting – don't bury this information behind links;
* Don't quote more than you need to to make your point – you will find that you're writing much tighter, more persuasive posts if you take the time to figure out exactly what about your source you want to comment on, and limit yourself to small quotations that help you make your point;
* Don't trade quoting in for re-organizing and rewording your source's sentences – this is simply sneaky.

If you're not sure, don't push it – there really is no substitute for your own words and analysis!

Take a look at the posts of Kirk Ross who posts here as "kmr". He has perfected the art of brief but informative posts that provide direct links and a short summary/commentary that gives the reader a clue as to the material and what he is thinking. They provide a starting point for conversation.

For the most part what I see is a spammer Google-bombing links to his blog to drive up his ad revenue. When you do have something relevant to say it has already been diminished by your own abusive actions.

In re: Valuable suggestions?

I agree however it is up to me to decide that and how I use them in which I have stated in my response to him. However again I have my own brand just like you are on YouTube. Great. That is your brand so this is mines and unless I am not following the guidelines what is the issue? So is it I am suppose to post like ya'll feel I should? Is that what BlueNC is all about? Funny how noone has stated unless I missed it that I am not following the guidelines here which should be the main concern from BlueNC owner/s.

Otherwise we are dealing with opinions and they are like behinds, all of us have one.

And since I have not received anything about not following the guidelines I am going back to business as usual however I will not allow anyone to paint a picture of me.

You have a blessed day.

"I swore never to be silent whenever human beings endure suffering and humiliation. We must always take sides. Neutrality helps the oppressor, never the victim. Silence encourages the tormentor, never the tormented." - Elie Weisel

"I swore never to be silent whenever human beings endure suffering and humiliation. We must always take sides. Neutrality helps the oppressor, never the victim. Silence encourages the tormentor, never the tormented." - Elie Weisel

In re: Dancy Dance, I quit dancing in the 9th grade

I make myself perfectly clear so if you have a problem with that you don't have to read it. i don't specify who read my stuff because they have options. Again how ignant. TPA

(I didn't start the attack here so whoever have a problem with me firing back so be it. The attack started in the comments from responses to the article about Senator Boseman. ) TPA

Why not use those writing skills for some constructive agitation in your actual posts. Nesting links like a string of attachments in a forwarded email obscures the source and relevancy of the material, making it less likely that people will click through.

(How ignant? The only way that would be is if I never revealed the source. I use my writing skills according to whom I am dealing with and when I am dealing with some ignant damn folks, I can get ignant with them.) TPA

Your suggestions are fine however I observe them like I do other things and if I am interested in them I will use them but the hell with you demanding how I should post.

For the most part what I see is a spammer Google-bombing links to his blog to drive up his ad revenue. When you do have something relevant to say it has already been diminished by your own abusive actions.

(Abusive actions? Oh hell no I have talked to those whom I use their content and they have no problem with how I am doing it so the hell with you. I have changed my blogging techniques over the years and I will continue to do so as I move forward. Right, what I do works for me and unless what I am doing is not within the guidelines here then what is the damn problem?

Are you a part of BlueNC? If so then let's talk if not end of discussion.) TPA

"I swore never to be silent whenever human beings endure suffering and humiliation. We must always take sides. Neutrality helps the oppressor, never the victim. Silence encourages the tormentor, never the tormented." - Elie Weisel

"I swore never to be silent whenever human beings endure suffering and humiliation. We must always take sides. Neutrality helps the oppressor, never the victim. Silence encourages the tormentor, never the tormented." - Elie Weisel

Wow

This thread has gone down hill quickly. I thought this forum was for ALL views that are progressive and important. I sure do appreciate the support I have received here, and the expert advice. It enabled me to build a grassroots effort. Curmilus has a following with many people who appreciate his style and he has been a champion on helping with issue of mismanagement and overspending at ElectriCities which is literally straining some people in the eastern cities to the brink. I am quite sure many of us do not "love" each other's styles but I don't comment on them. Frankly calling him shrill and ranting is a bit much.

I did not expect to see people with progressive views who are trying to enlighten each other to turn on each other so quickly. I tend to think a PM is a PM until both parties decide it should be posted. Especially when the PM is an apology, but everyone then seemed to turn on Curmilus for apologizing. I don't get that. I teach my grandchildren to accept and apology and move on. I suspect we all have differing views and styles, based on our own experiences, about this topic, just as I read various thoughts on John Edwards and others. So, let's express them and comment and then move on. If you don't like a style, move along, and find one you do like. (I tend to be sarcastic so that may be annoying to some as well. But I can assure you that at this point in life, it is me.)

Al Manning, retiree, native of eastern NC and proud of it, plenty of time to read, research and get annoyed about the lack of accountability in elected leaders these days. Married to a real southern lady and we live with two labs and two airedales who run

Thanks Alman

Funny how I was singled out. Funny to me. I wonder why the commenting on this post has not been stopped like the other post was? I apologized, asked the commenting to be stopped by Robert P. who stopped the other post and yet he continue to let it ride.

I see others can link to You Tube and other sites but it is a problem when it comes to me.

Oh well maybe there is a new set of rules for me.

Again thanks and if you can get the comments to this post stopped please do so. Don't know whatelse I can do however I am not going to roll over and die for them as long as it is the Lord's will to keep me here to do what he put me here to do.

I know I have found my calling cause it is working.

I am the Political Agitator and I have no permanent friends, no permanent enemies only permanent interest.

"I swore never to be silent whenever human beings endure suffering and humiliation. We must always take sides. Neutrality helps the oppressor, never the victim. Silence encourages the tormentor, never the tormented." - Elie Weisel

"I swore never to be silent whenever human beings endure suffering and humiliation. We must always take sides. Neutrality helps the oppressor, never the victim. Silence encourages the tormentor, never the tormented." - Elie Weisel