Use Your Real Name
Over the years I have submitted many items to this forum.
Now I have no problem with honest criticism or disagreements. All I ask is that you use your real name. At least when you do that I can still respect you, even if I disagree with your viewpoint.
On the other hand there are those who have made some false and potentially slanderous allegations. They then choose the cover of anonymity and hide behind an assumed name. When they do that, that’s when they cease to be critics and become petty guttersnipes. I cannot have respect for them. When I have made a criticism of others in this forum, I have had the decency to least use my real name. That way (if they choose to respond back) it gives them a name to see. Just sayin’.
Is your name not James? Use your Real Name.
Here’s why that is a ridiculous take:
1. There are regular threats and calls to violence in these comments.
2. There is no way to confirm anyone’s identity here. So you are really only asking for people to use a real sounding name.
3. We don’t all have difficult to look up names like “Jim Bailey”. Including a real name would leave many vulnerable to hate or violence.
4. If something on here is libel (I assume you just don’t understand the difference between slander and libel) your beef is with the Rhino. They moderate every comment and list no guidelines for what is okay and not okay to post. Therefore, they publish on their website every comment.
5. What difference does it actually make if my name is Alan Marshall, Austin Morris, Justin Sain, Juan Martillo, Amberlynn Martin, Naomi Starr, or I use a pseudonym? How does that actually change your ability to respect someone? That’s a great demonstration of why “Jim Bailey” is safe here but “Farouk al-Hamid” may not be. You simply just don’t get it.
6. Finally, if you want a conversation with someone personally, extend an olive branch. Don’t make rules for how they have to interact with you.
Maybe I’ll use a real name, maybe I’ll make one up. Your guess is as good as mine and your response will be telling.
Dead right Steve. The identity of the commenter is irrelevant to the legitimacy of the sentiments they express.
The arguments espoused must stand on their merits, regardless of who espouses them.
Furthermore, as the US becomes an increasingly authoritarian society, so it behooves us to cloak our real identity from the agencies of the state. They – like the DDR’s STASI – will be starting a file on everyone who dares to dispute the state’s position, from immigration to vaccination.
We are already “domestic terrorists”…
Get your stupid arse conspiracy dung out of here.
Ahh… such deep thoughts.
So incisive, perceptive and trenchant.
We can all see that you are 6 years old, Austine.
Intellectually at least.
In today’s news, Fox News journalist Tucker Carlson reports that the NSA has been spying on his personal & private emails to colleagues and peers. When the state uses its agencies of surveillance to spy on journalists, we’re already in a totalitarian society.
Fox’s legal team literally argued in court that they shouldn’t be held liable for what Tucker Carlson says because he is completely full of ^Austin Morris^ and no reasonable viewer would take him seriously.
I see you choose not to dispute the veracity of the claims.
Are you really thinking that bringing into question the believability of the person making the claims doesn’t dispute their truth?
Do you think I work for the NSA or something? How would I possibly provide direct evidence of what the NSA is doing. But I can provide direct evidence that Tucker Carlson is full of ^Austin Morris^.
Good day ma’am.
So I have the choice of believing some Goober here who is impersonating me, or a respected national TV journalist.
You mean the “respected” TV personality that his news network literally argued in court that he is entertainment and reasonable people shouldn’t trust what he says?
Yup, your white white and white colors are showing.
So…. my infantile antagonist is not content with impersonating me, calling me ma’am, and claiming more credibility than Tucker Carlson… now he’s injecting a racial slur into his rants.
You’re pathetic, mate.
Funny, there isn’t a single Jim Bailey registered to vote in Guilford County. I urge the Rhino to take down this fraudulent letter immediately.
I used to know a Jim Bailey in Greensboro. I’ve never known anyone whose name is Barns. So maybe YOU are the fraudulent one.
In case anyone cares, my real name is Wayne.
The best part is how much “Wayne” doesn’t get the joke.
Wayne must be living under a rock.
Maybe he doesn’t believe in voting. And even if it’s a pseudonym, that doesn’t inherently invalidate the sentiments he expresses.
The best part is how much “Austin Morris” doesn’t get the joke.
No, the best part is how jejune and puerile your comment is.
Go ahead then smarty pants. Explain the joke to “Wayne”. You might want to leave your thesaurus out of it for us simple minded, childish folks.
That’s what I thought. Doesn’t get it.
C’mon then Wise Guy, what’s the joke?
We’re all dying to hear it.
C’mon, let’s hear it!
Put your money where your mouth is…. IF you have anything.
Or you could just be full of ****
Just read what was posted earlier. That was the joke. It’s written up there somewhere. I’m confident someone with a vast vocabulary like you and the initiative and hard work required to hurl insults left and right won’t have any problem figuring out how to scroll up and then discerning the joke. If not, you can always ask for help from a “libtard” – but then what would that say about you?
Actually you’re just a little wanker with a lot of bluff and no substance.
Prove me wrong by explaining your joke.
C’mon… Mr Comedian.
Bring it on.
Why don’t you just explain it to me, Einstein?
Now the best part is how you’re begging me to hold you hand because you don’t get it. Pathetic.
Let it be known, that “Austin Morris” is admitting needing the aid of a “libtard”!
Where do I beg you for anything? It must be the same place as your phantom joke.
You have failed to produce your alleged joke because it doesn’t exist. It’s a cute little strategy you use to make other people feel stupid. But it’s a bluff, and when your bluff is called, you have nothing.
You are a bullsh*tter. You are the joke.
You have nothing.