Sunday, December 29, 2013

Tim Martin Writes a Good One

I was surprised to see Tim Martin take on Arcata's anti- smoking ordinances in his My Word column. I would have expected him to support them. In any case, nicely done!


At 9:54 AM, Blogger Rose said...

I thought it was good, too. Musta been some kind of typo though, when he throws Rob Arkley in as being PC. Where'd that come from? Had to add in the boogeyman, I guess.

At 10:20 AM, Blogger Fred Mangels said...

Could be. It had me wondering if he was being sarcastic. Rob Arkley certainly isn't politically correct in this state, at least in the conventional use of the term.

At 10:40 AM, Anonymous liberal jon said...

It was an outrageous column, but just they type the right would like. Take a tiny nanny-state issue and then go off on how elite and out of touch the libs are. When you can't discuss policy - make it about your opponent. Which I guess I am doing in the above too. Sometimes you have to just through the mud back.

Anyway, regarding PC. Aren't you also being politically correct when you try to protect the Duck guys speach? Remember the left isn't saying he can't say what he wants, he can. But then we have the right to turn off our A&E or whatever and A&E has the right to discipline him (they will give him a slap on the wrist and then watch the cash flow in from the controversy btw).

So, yes there is pc on both sides. And, it shouldn't surprise you to that I think what you call "politically correct" is just a person showing good common sense. No one can or should dance in black face for example, not because they are forced to by society, but because they feel, for whatever reason, even fear of being shamed, that it is the wrong thing to do.

At 1:31 PM, Blogger Stephen said...

Here's where the PC witch hunt is going, motormouth Jon--it's going to join up with the FED anti-pot witch hunt as legal precedent for self-appointed puritan tiny elites to attack the majority and make them dance to the tiny elite's tune:

I am currently being passed over in the Cedar St. Senior Apts because the owners of the complex and the landlord have unilaterally decided to curtail my medical marijuana 215 rights using the FED anti-pot laws as their club to stop seniors from medical marijuana help with such things as severe arthritis that most all my senior friends suffer from. Cedar St management is using "non-smoking" as their cover for breaking the Constitution's guarantees of civil liberties to enjoy protection of our rights to life and welfare of citizens.

Arcata is breaking the Constitution as I found out that Cedar St is doing as well. I talked with California Fair Housing about being discriminated against at Cedar St Apts and they said I had a case and sent me a form to fill out which I did and am now seeing what happens. But if I win against Cedar St. Arcata's law must be struck down as well as it too is against the Constitution's protection of our civil rights to be who we are without a bunch of ignorant control freak yahoos telling us who we must be.

At 2:29 PM, Blogger Rose said...

So, Fred, I guess in Jon's world, Tim Martin and Libertarians are now 'right-wingers,' Big-Brother nanny-statism is a good thing, but wait! there's more, Jon doesn't even know what Phil Robertson SAID, much less that he's already been 'reinstated' (Poor, Tim, I'm afraid he will be shocked to hear he's considered 'right-wing')

You know the funny thing, Jon? Your precious Arcata 'elites' have been known to hope for the draft to be reinstated. Do you know why?

C'mon, ask me why! It's a fun game!

At 2:40 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

What I like about Tim is he's all over the place on issues, which means hes true to his heart rather than some political or moral agenda. So sick of hearing talking points from the extreme left and right. Our subservience to ideology is compromising our ability to respect differing views is Tim also guilty of this?

At 2:56 PM, Blogger Fred Mangels said...

What I like about Tim is he's all over the place on issues, which means hes true to his heart rather than some political or moral agenda..

Good point.

At 6:18 PM, Anonymous Lj said...

I believe on the draft too Rose. Why I believe in it is two fold. I think we all should have skin in the game, because I do believe in the American experiment. Also, if we had children serving, we would be much more adverse to war. A bonus reason... We might begin reinvesting in human infrastructure instead of military hardware.

Oh yes, do this while also reducing defense spending by a third. How? Become part of a world community again.

At 10:51 PM, Anonymous Ted said...

Those who are most sensitive about "politically incorrect"
terminology are not the average black ghetto-dweller, Asian immigrant,
abused woman or disabled person, but a minority of activists, many of
whom do not even belong to any "oppressed" group but come from
privileged strata of society. Political correctness has its stronghold
among university professors, who have secure employment with
comfortable salaries, and the majority of whom are heterosexual, white
males from middle-class families.

At 9:48 AM, Blogger Rose said...

Jon, you didn't ask why... c'mon, man, ask...


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