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July 26, 2005



Just another example of the Republican Mantra: Do As I SAY, Not as I DO...followed closely behind by " That's Different!"

Michael B.

Whatever his motivtions, Mike Siegel has made no secret of his trip to France. In fact if you were listening this morning he did a long distance ad with his longtime sponsor "The General" and mentioned that he was calling from France.

Also it's Dan Sytman, not Dave. He is called Darth Sytman because of his opbsession with all things Star Wars.


If Siegel's position is that we should boycott France, then I think it's hypocritical.

That being said, I tend to be more conservative in my middle age. Standards and consistency are important to me, so hypocrisy irritates me.

It seems like most lefties tend to be against standards - they don't want to be judgmental, or put their values/standards on others, etc. So, why are lefties so quick to want to find hypocrisy? What do they care if someone's actions match their rhetoric if there are no standards?


The hypocrisy comes from their statements, Limbaugh-"..no mercy for drug users"...in which we have seen how quickly Rush greased his own skids on that one. I don't know how lefties 'tend' to be against something anymore that the new radicals of the GOP, "..If there is a leaker, he will be fired.." to a new and improved statement issued by bushler.." he has to be convicted , first.." Yes "exdem", tell me what standards are being set there?


I'm against hypocrisy because I believe in standards and consistency. If those people you mentioned changed their tune, then I won't defend their hypocriscy. The mainstream media is investigating and reporting on all of that stuff every day, so the public gets their chance to make their own judgments.

Are you saying that you also believe in standards and consistency? I want to know if that's what you stand for also? I'd love to hear your answer.

And just as a favor, please keep the answer limited to what you believe and don't redirect or drag other people into your response. It's more interesting to know what you think.


Oh fuck you, don't tell me how to think. Now, can you or not, given a simple example of a person who has claimed to be a 'straight shooter" , has he, in the case of bush, changed his standards or not when it comes to the firing of a WH staffer over leaking information, it's a simple answer....

Food Critic

I got the impression that Siegals French vacation was just a big joke they made up. He is probably sitting at home right now.



Thanks for the laughs. Hard to have any serious dialogue with someone who is unable to articulate what they stand for.

I already gave you my answer. I won't defend people that don't do what they promise.

Unfortunately, you can't answer a simple question about what YOU believe without asking rhetorical questions about other people/situations, cussing at someone, telling people how evil the administration is, etc.

Someday, if you ever do some introspection, you may be able to answer simple questions more directly and with conviction. We'll all celebrate if that day ever arrives....


You went off topic by making some assumption that 'lefties' have no standards and saying
"It seems like most lefties tend to be against standards - they don't want to be judgmental, or put their values/standards on others, etc" This is also your statement "..And just as a favor, please keep the answer limited to what you believe and don't redirect or drag other people into your response. It's more interesting to know what you think."
So why bring up the 'lefties' when the issue was about talk-show hosts and their hypocrisy? Were you planning to talk about some 'lefties' and their lack of standards? Do you have any to discuss? You seem more willing to defend Seigel and his hypocrisy by waiting around to see if it's really true....


For the 3rd time, I'll repeat this - hopefully you will actually read it:

"I already gave you my answer. I won't defend people that don't do what they promise."

I can name some lefties that don't hold to standards - that's easy. I was just wondering if you fell into that category. But you won't answer the question. So, that means your answer is that you probably don't really hold to standards either...although you seem to want to reserve the right to call out hypocrisy.

I'm guessing that it seems kind of silly to the average person.


ExDem says
"Thanks for the laughs. Hard to have any serious dialogue with someone who is unable to articulate what they stand for."

Actually what you should have said is "You can't have a battle of wits with an unarmed person."
Chris can't even get Bush's quote right about the leaks.


Hey, I believe in standards and consistency -- that's why I'm now born-again, pro-NAMBLA, and anti-Internet Explorer.


All I want to know is, does Siegel still have the corn-row hair plugs he had when I met him in 1988?

blathering michael

dude, they're all still there, but there's many, many more.

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