Editorial Advice From anthony

B13773 / Fri, 17 Mar 2006 06:40:29 / Civil Liberties

Bottomline: As editor, I am willing to go to jail and to lose everything we have worked for to protect any and all political speech on this site


Editorial Advice From anthony

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Hmmm………GWHunta……. is it possible that this warning may have been triggered by anthony’s paranoia regarding a possible alleged ill intent I may be harboring towards, say, President George W. Bush?

Now that’s really a stretch.

But, if that’s not it? What was his intent?

Maybe anthony just isn’t particularly interested in getting to see what the new folks are all about.

The same sentiment may be found in some of the other “core” contributors to GNN.

He’s obviously worked very hard to set standards and promote honest and effective communication. This site does provide a valuable outlet for expression, welcomed or not.

Freedom isn’t really Free. The America where we’d all like to believe we live is truly an illusion.

There’s cost to all speech, for both the speaker and the listener, writer or reader.

But, when fewer of us are willing to approach or expand upon what should be minimal and reasonable limits on “free speech” the more expensive this price becomes.

As for my intent and feelings about the current President, maybe anthony has a sixth sense about these things.

Upper Michigan history was made on July 13th, 2004 as President Bush became the first sitting president to visit the U.P. in almost 100 years. His campaign stop in Marquette created a whirlwind of activity and anticipation as over 11,000 people turned out at the Superior Dome to see him speak. TV6 had live coverage of the event from the time the President touched down at Sawyer International Airport until his departure.

In anticipation of President Bush’s arrival in Marquette, I prepared this message to welcome him to my home turf, yes Michigan’s very own Upper Peninsula. Some call it God’s Country. I cringed when Bush declared it “looks like Bush, Cheney country to me”.

Of course no such message would be allowed inside the “free speech” zone that surrounds the President when he travels. Enough said.

Let’s get off anthony and get onto Bush & Company. There’s but a wee bit o’ time to organize some brick and mortar, tangible protest of the 3rd anniversary of this war in Iraq and it’s recent escalation.

And, if it’s the intolerance of “free speech” that’s going to keep everybody riled, let’s go after the “boy in the bubble” that thinks it’s O.K. to eavesdrop on his subjects, and directs the Secret Service and or the Capitol Police to arrest and drag off the likes of Cindy Sheehan for wearing a T-Shirt or anybody else who invades “his” space or detracts from “his” message.

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RECENT COMMENTS

Word.

Ambrogino @ 03/17/06 08:06:33

sounds like saturday will be a fun day!

No a la Guerra! Sí al Agua!

manyhues @ 03/17/06 08:42:35

GWHunta @ 03/17/06 08:43:14

sounds like saturday will be a fun day!

No a la Guerra! Sí al Agua!

Not to the War! S.A. Water!

I’ll be in front of the Federal Building in Marquette with a group called Citizens for Peace & Justice under the watchful eye of the government security cameras and the local TV news trying to subvert the re-election campaign of our allegedly democratic Representative Bart Stupack for his stealth support of this war.

Hopefully there’ll be hundreds there to protest.

Nope 22.

Don’t always believe what you think.

GWHunta @ 03/17/06 08:59:24

Freedom isn’t really Free.

Freedom costs a buck-o-five!

Porktamer @ 03/17/06 09:12:27

GWHunta @ 03/17/06 10:13:44

GWHunta @ 03/17/06 10:36:48

Can you tell us a bit about the “network”?

It’s an ever-forming concept. We’re constantly trying to think up new ways to bring people in. It’s a tricky balance because we want to build a larger network but at the same time, we don’t want to create an open situation where anything can come up on the site and it becomes overburdened with information.

We’re already seeing our forum overrun with plagiarized cockney conspiracy theories. We don’t have the time to manage the content that comes in every single day. So we’re trying to figure out how to create a network that is both democratic and open but where only a handful of people are responsible for the content. We want to get people to create this themselves instead of just reading and watching our stuff.

We have a hardcore group of committed kids on the site, in our forum, where we normally get more than a hundred postings a day. We’ve instituted a program called “Guerrilla Operatives” where we send them out to make videotapes and get them to distribute them to their friends and get their communities activated around the site.

GWHunta @ 04/04/06 09:24:39

Holy shit, missed this. Since when can we change our screen names without creating an entire new account?

yeshappysteady @ 04/04/06 10:11:49

A,

So what do you really think about factory farms and bio-fuels?

Part of the problem, or just market efficiency and redistribution of wealth among the worlds worthy eaters?

The “Bush to Sign Ethanol Deal” was dated.

I’m now trying to push the “Bush Hails Biofuels Pact in Brazil” to revive this debate before it goes sour as well.

Though the fact of what is causing the warming is obvious, most here are blinded by years of misdirection and the basic simplicity of the CO2 centric theory.

Though some have paid attention, many have been swayed by the GNN resident experts on global warming, aka tango and Snark.

Snark is now somewhat swayed by my argument and is actively rethinking his position, but tango it seems would rather not accept anything as straightforward and simple as this explanation, preferring the irradiative model and the complexity of various alleged actions and feedbacks of CO2 increases and the other harder hitting, but trace GHG’s.

It would seem he prefers to debate the issue in the advice column in the yard as opposed to the open forum once the material hits the front page.

I realize my time here contributing to GNN in my small way with this site is short, but I’ve followed it as a reader since the very onset.

My politics and outspokenness are controversial in these times of political correctness and sweeping agendas.

Fact is, “Big Al” Gore is only telling his favorite aspects of the inconvenient truth to support changes in energy and economic policy that will in fact exacerbate rather than mitigate the anthropogenic influence on the climate.

When it continues to get warmer for these reasons, more drastic steps will then be implemented.

I have ample evidence that there is an active program of altering public perception, beyond the simple fact that fundamental changes to the hydrologic cycle are the primary anthropogenic influence and are going unrecognized.

I am compelled by conscience to make this case.

Gore is to go before the Senate on the 21st of March to make his case for the CO2 centric “tipping point” theory.

This may provide an impetus for sweeping new energy, environmental and economic legislation that will impact us all in ways we can not at this point foresee.

There simply is no scientific consensus for Gore’s tipping point theory, this is a strictly political agenda that has only the support of the scientific community in that climate scientists do almost universally agree that there must be an anthropogenic influence, in that the recent warming is reasoned to be beyond the natural variability of the climate.

Water vapor has been noted to have increased, but no definitive data has linked the incremental increase of CO2 as the reason.

The data that this increase is actually caused by the exponential growth of agricultural irrigation is overwhelming, but Gore did not mention this in An Inconvenient Truth and I don’t expect him to speak to it before the Senate next week.

I’ve spent many hours trying to make a small impact here at GNN.

We’ve bumped in the past and I’m certain we’ll bump on issues again; but I’m asking you now to help with the tipping point and bump this headline from the yard to the front page, for further debate of the GW issue and to increase my influence from conscript to rebel as I’m now at a bit of a tipping point myself.

Peace,

GWHunta @ 03/15/07 14:56:28

Bottomline: As editor, I am willing to go to jail and to lose everything we have worked for to protect any and all political speech on this site.

Word

GWHunta @ 03/15/07 23:48:34

You live in Michigan?! It’s always a pleasure to meet a fellow Michigander. Sadly, I’m just a troll (Lansing area) and am currently living out of state.

Really cool.

I thought “GW” stood for global warming. Stupid me…

NotTrisha @ 03/16/07 01:17:56

It’s always a pleasure to meet a fellow Michigander.

The pleasure is mine.

Spent a bit of in time in Lansing myself, residing in the former Michigan
School for the Blind during my indoctrination in 1990.

Peace,

GWHunta @ 03/16/07 09:52:40

Is your unfounded theory sending Anthony to jail, gw?

athena @ 03/16/07 11:06:10

Bottomline: As editor, I am willing to go to jail and to lose everything we have worked for to protect any and all political speech on this site.

bullshit. anthony made me delete this when i blogged it.

but at that point, our debate became about the nature of political speech and criminal activity, in the context of political crime and thought crime.

anthony is not willing to risk himself for this kind of free speech. but i don’t hold that against him. that’s his call.

ShiftShapers @ 03/16/07 11:23:05

Upper Michigan history was made on July 13th, 2004 as President Bush became the first sitting president to visit the U.P. in almost 100 years. His campaign stop in Marquette created a whirlwind of activity and anticipation as over 11,000 people turned out at the Superior Dome to see him speak. TV6 had live coverage of the event from the time the President touched down at Sawyer International Airport until his departure.

Part of that whirlwind of activity were two State Police Detectives who came knocking on my front door, July 16th, 2004, when I didn’t “bite” on the Bush visit.

Home@2

GWHunta @ 05/06/07 10:40:32

President Bush’s top advisor, Karl Rove, came to the UP this weekend.

He’ll spoke at the Marquette County Republican Party’s annual Reagan Dinner Saturday at the Holiday Inn in Marquette.

“‘Karl’s very interested in Michigan and what’s going on,” says local party chairman Joel Westrom. He’s concerned about our economy and concerned about our leadership, but more importantly, he’s interested in what’s going on here.’

Anyone else interested in ‘what’s going on here’ can call Westrom at 906-360-0020 or send him an e-mail at:

joel@marquettegop.com

Sometimes no Peace

GWHunta @ 06/23/07 22:42:20
GWHunta @ 06/23/07 23:04:18

THIS BRINGS US BACK to Karl Rove’s visit to Marquette to rally the troops and survey the field of battle in the Great Lakes State. While a case could be made that a trip to the Upper Peninsula of Michigan is a great way to beat the neo-tropical summer heat in Washington, Rove is not the kind of guy to just throw a dart at the map, just aiming for someplace north of the 45th parallel or higher. He is a relentless competitor, ever “On the Offensive,” to use a phrase from Greenberg et al.

I am not sure I would have picked Bart Stupak as a potential prey for a GOP pick-up in Michigan, but I am not as smart as Karl Rove. The Prussian military theorist, Clausewitz, cautioned military leaders to anticipate the independent will of the opposition as part of the inevitable fog and friction of warfare.

Karl Rove looks like he is trying to create a bit of friction for the Michigan Democratic Party way up north.

G. Tracy Mehan, III, served at EPA in the administrations of both Presidents Bush and in the cabinet of former Michigan Governor John Engler as director of the Office of the Great Lakes. He is a consultant in Arlington, VA, and an adjunct professor at George Mason University School of Law.

GWHunta @ 06/24/07 13:19:20

GWHunta @ 06/24/07 14:40:30

Justice, then Peace

GWHunta @ 06/24/07 17:25:27

GWHunta @ 06/25/07 01:16:20

ROVE = LYING WAR MONGER

GWHunta @ 06/25/07 01:27:33

Or else.

Follow the links, beginning at the “end” with whirlwind, on down the page, then click this picture.

Sometimes no Peace

GWHunta @ 06/26/07 11:15:43

12 Responses to Editorial Advice From anthony

  1. gwhunta says:

    Innovation?

    Implementation of some common sense in governance and intelligent resource utilization is central to the preservation of our freedoms, economic stability and future technological gains.

  2. Sorry to hear you are having a tough time. Unfortunately I don’t think there is anything I can do to help. I honestly barely have the bandwidth to even read this email. I have my own deadlines and struggles. So good luck. And with that I respectfully ask you don’t contact me again.
    Sincerely,
    Anthony

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