At first I was going to comment on this PPH thread in either the never-ending thread on Naran or on my thread about sanitizing AMG. But this is just so rich in information and Naranisms that I just had to post it here, edited for conciseness by removing off-topic posts. Gerald and I both suggest Naran might be lying. Our comments were independent; I didn’t see his comment before my post and vice-versa.
What is also interesting is the discourse about what it takes to be accorded the honor of being able to post on AMG.
So I hope you all enjoy this rather long missive. Great way to pass some time waiting for the Super Bowl. (Go Pats!) (P.S. Guess I should have been more specific about them going for the end zone.)
You’re mixing two different scandals. This story regards the request from Rep. Mark Dion to the AG’s office to determine if Poliquin had violated the Maine Constitution by participating in his Beach Club business in Phippsburg.
The other that you mention is how Poliquin placed 10.3 acres of his 12.3 acres estate in Georgetown in the Maine Tree Growth tax reduction program
I can’t wait for the public disclosure on your own finances, Gerald.
that’s all you got ? typical,,, go put more lipstick on that pig, will ya ?
Are you his biggest supporter? This treasurer is crooked and you want to spend your time attacking non-crooked average Mainers?
Funny, [Naran,] but in the past when a post like yours comes up, you usually respond by saying something snarky like, “May I remind you that Gerald does not hold the post of Treasure of the State of Maine! Go away before I beat you with my wooden spoon!”
I guess it’s different when a Republican gets caught with his hand in the cookie jar.
No difference – as I’ve written before on this issue, if Poliquin is found guilty of violating either the Maine Constitution or the Maine Ethics rules, he should take his punishment and own up. If that means a fine, or resignation, so be it. Whatever the penalty is — he should and will take responsibility.
Meanwhile, your petty grousing over being banned from AMG is equal only to Gerald’s. You guys should start a club.
So why do you find it necessary to call for the release of Gerald’s financial statements? This is just another example of your constant deflection efforts and your unequal treatment of public scandals.
I didn’t mention anything about AMG or banning. Could it be you’re feeling guilty about stiffling honest dialogue? Could be, since you’re so poor at it yourself.
Average Joe – you were banned from AMG too? What imaginary line did you cross?
I will note that I’ve been banned from AMG three times. Not that the temporary moderator of AMG Naran had anything to do with any of them.
[to Gerald] I love how you’re all in favor of “personal liberty” and rights until its exercised against what you’d prefer.
You weren’t banned for any “imaginary” offense. You broke the cardinal AMG rule, which is outing an anonymous member.
Grouse, snipe, repeat.
You are either lying or ignorant. I posted a link to a story about Michael Pajak that had been posted by two other sources. The owner of AMG, Scott Fish, let Pajak’s hateful rants against gays and Muslims up for months after his posts were disclosed. You nor Scott ever condemned his writing.
AsMaineGoesLOLZ has it all documented:
Freedom of speech doesn’t mean freedom from hate speech. That doesn’t mean it can’t and shouldn’t be challenged. You didn’t do that Naran. You sat back and let it go.
But when I pointed to a story at another news source about the author of this hate-speech (Scott knew who he was, of course), I was banned. That’s how it works at AMG: posting hate speech is tolerated, actually calling someone out on it is not.
So why crawl into the Gutter at AMG??
BS, Gerald. You were banned by Scott, who made the decision because you outed an anonymous member. As you mentioned, it wasn’t the first time you’d been blocked, but it was the last.
You’re still just making up petty gripes because you don’t like being excluded from the forum.
I’m not sure [why I was banned], Gerald. Either it was quoting an opinion I found on www.asmainegoeslolz.com (anathema to Naran) or it was criticism of LePage, particularly his bedside manner and the way the color of that stupid “Open for Business” sign didn’t even match a standard state sign and had to be made in Texas instead of here in Maine.
Whatever, since Naran has weeded the conservative garden and rid it of annoying left-leaning pests, the site has become a right-wing echo chamber with little debate of any substance, other than arguing about who is more conservative.
No — you were banned by Scott for disregarding specific requests repeatedly made by him, not me. Scott Fish blocked you.
Rudeness and a refusal to do as requested when it’s been repeatedly asked is generally unproductive.
Naran, you are either thinking of one of the many other banned posters or you are lying.
I received one, just one, complaint from Scott Fish regarding my posting of a cartoon that included the offensive (to him) word “shit” for which I apologized. That was several years ago.
As a stranger in a strange land, I always tried to remain civil and respectful of others — something that your heroes on AMG certainly failed to do, branding me as a Nazi sympathizer, ignorant, stupid, and “BelowAverageJoe.” They went so far as to tell me my lesbian daughter and her child were bound for Hell.
Prior to my unexpected banning, there was no directive to me from Scott Fish, you, or anyone else regarding unacceptable posting. I was not rude. Certainly not as rude as our governor. Clearly, my banning was solely for idealogical (read suppresive) reasons.
Do you contend that rudeness and refusal to obey orders are behind your and Scott Fish’s pogram to sanitize As Maine Goes by banning any number of people with dissenting opinions?
All you have accomplished is the alienation and further polarization of politically aware people and the creation of a truly boring website. www.asmainegoeslolz.com is far more lively and informative.
Gerald – are you going to reveal your finances after Naran does hers?? ;)
Why either of you would want to spend your time at such a boring site, is far, far beyond me.
I prefer it’s sister site- http://www.asmainegoeslolz.com/
Much more entertaining, and you can post there without having to write an essay in order to join.
Nobody has to “write an essay” to join AMG. We do, however, require a real paid email address and a minimum level of civilized discourse. Which is our right.
Call it what you want. Limiting membership to those who pass the Naran test of whether or not one would “add to AMG” and possibly have references from current AMGers prevents the flow of free discourse.
“AMG has a limited number of posters.
If you think you as a poster will add to AMG, you’re welcome to send me an email explaining why. If you have references – i.e. a current AMGer – that will help. If I agree with you – I’ll email you instructions on how to register.
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Private clubs are not my thing.
Do you know how juvenile you sound?
If you’re not fond of “private clubs,” just stop locking your home and your vehicle, and invite anybody in who wants to attend your cosy evenings at home.
Equating someone’s home with a private club?
That’s not even an analogy, its a mind sickness of self righteousness.
I’m sorry you’re mentally puny, and unable to understand the analogy.