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Postby Joseph Patrick » Tue Dec 22, 2020 6:06 am

From Gerry Milligan ... Who is the coward that deletes posts anonymously?
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Re: Deletions

Postby Dave Roberts » Tue Dec 22, 2020 8:23 am

Here or on the FAcebook version of BL?
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Re: Deletions

Postby Dave Roberts » Tue Dec 22, 2020 10:56 am

Joseph Patrick wrote:From Gerry Milligan ... Who is the coward that deletes posts anonymously?
Dave Roberts wrote:Here or on the FAcebook version of BL?

From Gerry Milligan ... Dave, On this forums page.


Since I didn't see it, I didn't do it.
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Postby William Thornton » Tue Dec 22, 2020 2:37 pm

Your racist rants should go somewhere else, Gerry. This place is just about dead because of junk like yours.
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Re: Deletions

Postby William Thornton » Tue Dec 22, 2020 2:40 pm

Two or three nutcases can ruin stuff for people who might want a sensible discussion and congenial disagreement. Dave can manage that. I’m not optimistic that you can.
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Re: Deletions

Postby William Thornton » Tue Dec 22, 2020 2:41 pm

Not to try and trigger anyone but I cast two votes for divided gummit this morning.
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Re: Deletions

Postby Joseph Patrick » Tue Dec 22, 2020 3:42 pm

William Thornton wrote:Two or three nutcases can ruin stuff for people who might want a sensible discussion and congenial disagreement. Dave can manage that. I’m not optimistic that you can. Your racist rants should go somewhere else, Gerry. This place is just about dead because of junk like yours.

From Gerry Milligan ... Yes, nut cases who post "ZZZ ZZZ" are examples of nut cases William, and anonymous deletions are beneath you and are probably why people are leaving this site. Are you so thin-skinned that you react to everything I post? Obvious racism is a raw nerve to you. I wonder if that does not really reflect you. Anonymous deletions show your character and it is left wanting of Christian dialog. Oh, in the spirit of sensible discussion, is calling our Vice President-Elect a "NOTHING BURGER" an example of sensible discussion?
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Re: Deletions

Postby William Thornton » Tue Dec 22, 2020 5:26 pm

Joseph Patrick wrote:
William Thornton wrote:Two or three nutcases can ruin stuff for people who might want a sensible discussion and congenial disagreement. Dave can manage that. I’m not optimistic that you can. Your racist rants should go somewhere else, Gerry. This place is just about dead because of junk like yours.

From Gerry Milligan ... Yes, nut cases who post "ZZZ ZZZ" are examples of nut cases William, and anonymous deletions are beneath you and are probably why people are leaving this site. Are you so thin-skinned that you react to everything I post? Obvious racism is a raw nerve to you. I wonder if that does not really reflect you. Anonymous deletions show your character and it is left wanting of Christian dialog. Oh, in the spirit of sensible discussion, is calling our Vice President-Elect a "NOTHING BURGER" an example of sensible discussion?


Well, zzz. Have a nice Christmas, Gerry. Have a little nog. Relax. I did congratulate my dem friends on the presidential election. Enjoy it.
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Postby KeithE » Sat Dec 26, 2020 7:31 pm

William Thornton wrote:Two or three nutcases can ruin stuff for people who might want a sensible discussion and congenial disagreement. Dave can manage that. I’m not optimistic that you can.

William cannot by any stretch of imagination “want a sensible discussion and congenial disagreement” when it comes to the substance of this forum, "namely politics and public policy”. He usually feigns sleeps, displays inattention, name calls (most recently my "addled mind”). Joseph Patrick comes much closer.

I wish there would be someone willing to get serious/analytical on these boards. Even David Flick did some research and offered analytical points.
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Postby William Thornton » Sun Dec 27, 2020 6:52 am

Nice example by Keith of what I “want.” Typical of the wizened old graphologist to not only be data-driven but omniscient. I’d quickly admit that Keith’s material is often interesting and occasionally yields an interesting discussion. Contrast that to the drive-by, hobby horse, galvanized crank stuff of the double-named latecomer.

Never mind all this but it is amusing to see an occasional pulse in this dead forum.

I congratulate, again, my dem friends on their victory in the presidential election. And here’s to a 2021 of divided gummit...I did my part and we’ll see where it goes.

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Re: Deletions

Postby Joseph Patrick » Mon Dec 28, 2020 5:06 am

Fro Gerry Milligan ... Again the COWARDLY deleter strikes. Just remember, "Power Corrupts and absolute power corrupts absolutely". What is he afraid of?
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Re: Deletions

Postby KeithE » Tue Dec 29, 2020 10:08 am

William Thornton wrote:Nice example by Keith of what I “want.” Typical of the wizened old graphologist to not only be data-driven but omniscient. I’d quickly admit that Keith’s material is often interesting and occasionally yields an interesting discussion.


Huh? I certainly do not think William wants "a sensible discussion and congenial disagreement”. His sensibilities are set in concrete and instantly declared on BL w/o apparent digestion of my occasionally interesting posts. His congeniality has frequently been to call any who disagree part of the “ihatetrump” camp as if that is why we disagree.

William Thornton wrote:I congratulate, again, my dem friends on their victory in the presidential election. And here’s to a 2021 of divided gummit...I did my part and we’ll see where it goes.

Then I assume you believe the US is not in need of change. Correct me if I'm wrong - I am not omniscient.

In truth partisanship must give way to well researched improvements no matter how the GA runoffs go. Look at facts/DATA/experience in other countries/states and think of the common good, not political party, not the power brokers, not corporations, not K-Street lobbyists, and not only the rich.

An interesting discussion is whether the “common good” includes only Americans or all the world’s people? And does it include God's creation?
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Re: Deletions

Postby Joseph Patrick » Sat Jan 02, 2021 1:04 pm

From Gerry Milligan ... Winston Fox wrote: "If you go to Google as I instructed you, You will see that Biden made the disavowal statement several months back when it was the most expedient thing to do."

My response: Gerry Milligan
I replied to Winston Fox You said, " If you go to Google as I instructed you," but your instructions were woefully incomplete as they did not direct me to the specific post. But, I hope that you have a happy new year.

Winston Fox responded: Winston Fox "NWOR. (Not worthy of reply")

This will be my final entry in BaptistLife.com because of the cowardly deletions of comments: plus Winston Fox It seems that you have taken a page from Thornton's playbook, i. e. not answering a valid question to something you have posted. Is that what you republicans do? You do not need to answer because I am becoming bored with both of your immaturity. I hope 2021 brings you pleasant memories.
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Postby William Thornton » Sun Jan 03, 2021 6:26 am

And a happy new year to you Gerry.

Seems you’ve found one of the old BL nutcases. WF was banned years ago on this site. Suppose you ran into him on the Facebook site. Your bad luck.
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Postby KeithE » Wed Jan 13, 2021 7:34 pm

From Gerry Milligan ... Keith, you might be surprised to learn that the cowardly, anonymous deleter found on BaptistLife also deletes posts on SBC Voices. Interesting.

I assume you are talking about William.

Can you let us know what was deleted. Repost it if it was your post.
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Postby William Thornton » Thu Jan 14, 2021 6:27 pm

I’m ambivalent about BL but do have genuine affection for the several long timers. I don’t much care what Gerry talks about here unless he puts my name in a lot of junk posts.

I’ve made reasonable requests but this may be a Winston or Prentice situation. Take a hint.
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Postby KeithE » Thu Jan 14, 2021 7:22 pm

Well I see that you have deleted another one of Gerry’s post where he answered my question about substance of what was deleted. He answered it was about Georgia's voter suppression and presence of white supremacists in Georgia. Neither point is reasonably deniable (degree of which is of course discussable). What are you trying to be William? Guardian of of Georgia's reputation?

Read about Voter Supression in GA here: https://www.splcenter.org/our-issues/vo ... -rights-ga . Does not seem any worse than the other southern state (read menus in the above). The efforts of Stacy Abrams added 200,000 new voters for 2020 Presidential election
https://www.politico.com/news/2020/11/0 ... lue-434985.
So that has improved.

As far as white surpemacist groups the best I found was for “hate groups”. Hate Map: https://www.splcenter.org/hate-map. Georgia is bad but not as bad per capita as TN, VA, AR or MN.

Are you going delete this?
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Re: Deletions

Postby Dave Roberts » Fri Jan 15, 2021 7:22 am

KeithE wrote:Well I see that you have deleted another one of Gerry’s post where he answered my question about substance of what was deleted. He answered it was about Georgia's voter suppression and presence of white supremacists in Georgia. Neither point is reasonably deniable (degree of which is of course discussable). What are you trying to be William? Guardian of of Georgia's reputation?

Read about Voter Supression in GA here: https://www.splcenter.org/our-issues/vo ... -rights-ga . Does not seem any worse than the other southern state (read menus in the above). The efforts of Stacy Abrams added 200,000 new voters for 2020 Presidential election
https://www.politico.com/news/2020/11/0 ... lue-434985.
So that has improved.

As far as white surpemacist groups the best I found was for “hate groups”. Hate Map: https://www.splcenter.org/hate-map. Georgia is bad but not as bad per capita as TN, VA, AR or MN.

Are you going delete this?


I live in Virginia's version of voter suppression. My congressional district stretches from the Tidewater to the southern suburbs of Richmond and is more "crooked than a dog's hind leg." It was the effort to pack black voters into one district so they would not influence those in which they would have more logically fit. Poorer rural counties have been lumped with an urban area on each end so that they would have little to no voice and the district would be largely determined by those suburban and ex-urban regions. Therefore the needs of my county, the ones on each side of it, and one to the north could all be neglected. I am impressed with our current congressman's efforts to bring the district together, but he is fighting an uphill battle because it was a district packed to limit the influence of areas that are majority black.
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Postby Joseph Patrick » Fri Jan 15, 2021 12:13 pm

KeithE wrote:Well I see that you have deleted another one of Gerry’s post where he answered my question about substance of what was deleted. He answered it was about Georgia's voter suppression and presence of white supremacists in Georgia. Neither point is reasonably deniable (degree of which is of course discussable). What are you trying to be William? Guardian of of Georgia's reputation?

Read about Voter Supression in GA here: https://www.splcenter.org/our-issues/vo ... -rights-ga . Does not seem any worse than the other southern state (read menus in the above). The efforts of Stacy Abrams added 200,000 new voters for 2020 Presidential election
https://www.politico.com/news/2020/11/0 ... lue-434985.
So that has improved.

As far as white surpemacist groups the best I found was for “hate groups”. Hate Map: https://www.splcenter.org/hate-map. Georgia is bad but not as bad per capita as TN, VA, AR or MN.

Are you going delete this?


From Gerry Milligan ... Some who know me know that I had ceased to log on to either of the BaptistLife.com (website and facebook) and SBC Voices because one of the moderators/editors deletes most of my posts. One of my acquaintances sent this to me (above), so I am responding for one last time. My posts that were deleted centered on Racist Voter Suppression in Georgia and the deleter is a Georgian. Re-visiting my posts it seems that not the content was offensive but the deletions were personal because I posted them. I hope that the cowardly, anonymous deleter feels better for his actions. Oh, his threat to ban me is a moot point as I will no longer post on any BaptistLife.com or SBC Voices site. You are welcome to your narrow views.
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Re: Deletions

Postby William Thornton » Fri Jan 15, 2021 1:45 pm

So, you disappear and all is well. Enjoy the present admin and congress. Should make you a happy guy. Bye, and I wish you well.
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Postby KeithE » Fri Jan 15, 2021 5:42 pm

William Thornton wrote:So, you disappear and all is well. Enjoy the present admin and congress. Should make you a happy guy. Bye, and I wish you well.

Have you have the gall to say my posts have driven off many people. Do you just enjoy being maddening?
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Re: Deletions

Postby William Thornton » Fri Jan 15, 2021 6:34 pm

He said he was leaving. That satisfies him. Satisfies me.

Death to these forums are the internal complaints done publicly. You get your feelings hurt and pout, whine, and complain for 20 years, literally. No one wants to hear it.

I had thought that the a few old timers here might work. Trumps gone. Dems are in. Nope, doesn’t look like it.
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Re: Deletions

Postby Dave Roberts » Sat Jan 16, 2021 11:19 am

William Thornton wrote:Death to these forums are the internal complaints done publicly. You get your feelings hurt and pout, whine, and complain for 20 years, literally. No one wants to hear it.


The greater problem is the rising incivility in all internet discussion forums. I belong to a couple of others, and seldom participate in them because I can guarantee the incivility that will follow. There was a time in BL when we welcomed differing opinions in a very civil way. We seem to be falling victim to the larger society's angry and hostile ways which has nothing to do with where we may be politically.
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