Blade reporter responds to criticism over Wilson coverage

Blade reporter responds to criticism over Wilson coverage
Written by Michael Miller | Editor in Chief | mmiller@toledofreepress.com

Toledo Free Press received the following e-mail Jan. 19 from The Blade political writer Tom Troy: http://www.toledofreepress.com/2011/01/19/blade-reporter-responds-to-cri...

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THIS IS HUGE!!!!!! Tom Troy stands behind his story? WOW! I love the part where he says the Blade didn't take the line out of context which flies in the face of the editorial which admits that they did. Another day in la la land with Paul and the Bland. And now Paul I turn my remaining time to you so you can tell people I read the Blade and use some of their storis on air. Heeeeeeere's Paul.

Any statement I make is the opinion of me exercising my first amendment right to freedom of speech. Freedom of speech in the United States is protected by the First Amendment to the United States Constitution and is generally permitted.

Fred if you and Brian hate the Blade so,ooo,ooo much why do you read it? I suggest you stick to the Toledo Free Press or maybe ClearChannel can invest in your own news gathering service.

Statements made are the opinion of the writer who is exercising his first amendment right to freedom of speech. Freedom of speech in the United States is protected by the First Amendment to the United States Constitution and are generally permitted.

"Fred if you and Brian hate the Blade so,ooo,ooo much why do you read it?"
ROFL!!! Are you serious?!? The guy who despises WSPD, yet apparently listens to it religiously?

"We're all riding on the Hindenburg, no sense fighting over the window seats"-Richard Jenni

And he listens to Fox News, Beck, Hannity and El Rushbo--he can't help himself.

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I am not a puppet master, but Paul is a puppet as evidenced by his post following mine.

Any statement I make is the opinion of me exercising my first amendment right to freedom of speech. Freedom of speech in the United States is protected by the First Amendment to the United States Constitution and is generally permitted.

Fred there is always $trings between the puppet and its master. This is my opinion your making $60,000 a year for a three hour a day job. I do this as a public service. Now who's the corporate puppet?

Statements made are the opinion of the writer who is exercising his first amendment right to freedom of speech. Freedom of speech in the United States is protected by the First Amendment to the United States Constitution and are generally permitted.

between you and your union masters? And while I tend to agree with Fred's assessment of your personality, I may have to disagree with him on this one and say that you are more parrot than puppet. Or, maybe we're both right and you're some sort of (not so) top secret parrot/puppet hybrid. They pull the strings swinging you from site to site regurgitating all the talking points you have been trained to say. Except that you're probably not made in the U.S.A, so you'll probably have some self-loathing issues to work out.

That being said, I have a hard time believing you are that mentally deficient to think radio hosts only work three hours a day. And if that's the case, it just makes you an ignorant fool. Do you think radio hosts, including your beloved Thom Hartmann, just make up all of their show content as they go along? Or determine all of their interview questions on the fly? Or do all of their commercial and marketing reads in that time frame as well? If you're right and Fred punches in at 6am and punches out at 9am, then he should be getting paid a whole lot more than what you assume he's currently making. Because I'm not sure there are many people in radio that can do all of those things while simultaneously hosting a live broadcast.

Lastly, hasn't it already been established that "public service" for you is just a front for the hard-on you have for WSPD?

Absolutely a home run on your post “You mean like the strings" You nailed it...and don't forget wolfie comes in under multiple names. LukeSmileWalker I believe is one of many, but his rhetoric always exposes his true identity The parrot/puppet hybrid Paul W.

"DTOM" {1776} " We The People" {1791}

Why does Clark Kent always miss Superman?

MikeyA

Submitted by Clemson001 on Wed, 2011-01-19 22:33.
between you and your union masters? And while I tend to agree with Fred's assessment of your personality, I may have to disagree with him on this one and say that you are more parrot than puppet. Or, maybe we're both right and you're some sort of (not so) top secret parrot/puppet hybrid. They pull the strings swinging you from site to site regurgitating all the talking points you have been trained to say. Except that you're probably not made in the U.S.A, so you'll probably have some self-loathing issues to work out.

That being said, I have a hard time believing you are that mentally deficient to think radio hosts only work three hours a day. And if that's the case, it just makes you an ignorant fool. Do you think radio hosts, including your beloved Thom Hartmann, just make up all of their show content as they go along? Or determine all of their interview questions on the fly? Or do all of their commercial and marketing reads in that time frame as well? If you're right and Fred punches in at 6am and punches out at 9am, then he should be getting paid a whole lot more than what you assume he's currently making. Because I'm not sure there are many people in radio that can do all of those things while simultaneously hosting a live broadcast.
Lastly, hasn't it already been established that "public service" for you is just a front for the hard-on you have for WSPD?

BRAVO Clemson
Submitted by DONT TREAD ON ME on Wed, 2011-01-26 11:53.
Absolutely a home run on your post, You nailed it...and don't forget wolfie comes in under multiple names. LukeSmileWalker I believe is one of many, but his rhetoric always exposes his true identity The parrot/puppet hybrid Paul W.

"DTOM" {1776} " We The People" {1791}

You're right. It did deserve another post.

His knowledge of media is woefully lacking and his understanding of economics is that of a high school sophomore. Not TPS high school sophomore, saying that is just mean.

And yes I am convinced SmileWalker is WolFart. Now more than ever.

Seriously, I don't get these people who think they are justified thinking they can accuse people of crimes based upon nothing, no facts, no knowledge, just speculation and opinion. THAT is a big reason I will never let them know full details of who I am. If they will do that not knowing who I am, where I live, where I work, what would they do if they did know that? And I don't fear for me. Not one bit. I fear for my family and it's my job to protect them.

I know some post on here with their full details known, and I respect that and I still respect their privacy, yet you won't see me posting those details. Hell, I won't even get a Facebook account because I don't trust the internet. Some would say I'm paranoid, I think I'm being realistic and safe.

MikeyA

$80/hr for a three hour a day job sitting on their A$$ sipping cola bad mouthing those that work for a living.
The high school educated fool that thinks they are expert of all who work for a living are only fooling the dittoheads that listen to his drivel. Just like the college educated teachers that most clowns on AM radio think only work 6 hours a day. Right! Talk show entertainers whore out the public for a pay check. They have no economics education but tell us daily how to cure the economy. They have a staff dig up nonsense bull shit from made up think tanks spewing right wing hate. On the national scale they have huge re$ources to put together slick entertaining propaganda to sell their ring wing agenda to a moronic public. Those that even bother to have guests parade a continuous circle of rehashed haberdashery of worn out disproved politics. No ask the Speedy fools why not have some balance to the bull shit? Why not have a radio staff that is reflective of the community? Why not let the public decide what to believe? Rushbo would have you believe he's a genus while wearing headphones and a video screen of his full time staff feeding him facts and figures to reinforce his bull shit. No I think for myself, I listen to both sides and realize none have an exclusive command of my right to choose what's in the best interest of the Wolfman.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=acLW1vFO-2Q

Statements made are the opinion of the writer who is exercising his first amendment right to freedom of speech. Freedom of speech in the United States is protected by the First Amendment to the United States Constitution and are generally permitted.

Couple of quick corrections. Not a three hour day. DIET cola. I dig up my own nonsense bull shit. Guests are not a bother in fact this week we had John Jones, Dean Monske, Mike Collins, Ron Adler, Mike Ortiz, Lew Rockwell, Steven Moore and others on. We do allow the public to decide what to believe. And on a side note can you please tell me what genus Rush thinks he is?

Any statement I make is the opinion of me exercising my first amendment right to freedom of speech. Freedom of speech in the United States is protected by the First Amendment to the United States Constitution and is generally permitted.

My God Fred Steven Moore is a weekly event at Speedy. The Wall Street clown is nothing more than a parrot of non sense. I think he loves to hear himself speak. The genus that Rush belongs is a lower form of life. Demogagueous blowhardious a sub class of the species know as "Sedentary Homo sapien" once thought of as extinct.

Statements made are the opinion of the writer who is exercising his first amendment right to freedom of speech. Freedom of speech in the United States is protected by the First Amendment to the United States Constitution and are generally permitted.

You guys are slipping...

There's a city full of walls you can post complaints at

This post was too funny. but here's my edits.

"The high school educated fool that thinks they are expert of all who work for a living are only fooling the employees that pay the dues. Just like the tenured college educated teachers that only work 6 hours every other day. Right! Union stewards whore out the public for a pay check. They have no economics education but tell us daily how to cure the economy. They have a staff dig up nonsense bull shit from made up think tanks spewing left wing hate. On the national scale they have huge re$ources to put together slick entertaining propaganda to sell their left wing agenda to a moronic public. Those that even bother to be guests parade a continuous circle of rehashed haberdashery of worn out disproved politics. No ask the MSM fools why not have some balance to the bull shit? Why not have a city contract that is reflective of the community? Why not let the public decide what to believe? Unions would have you believe they work while wearing purple shirts of their full time staff feeding him facts and figures to reinforce their bull shit. No I think for myself, I listen to both sides and realize none have an exclusive command of my right to choose what's in the best interest of the the electorate."

Despite those edits I grade him at a 62%. Not enough for passing, unless you're in the TPS, then the curve makes you an honor student.

MikeyA

Nice one dude!! Although I think your 62% grade is a bit too generous for Wolfie.

The fruits of MY labor are not a social commodity.

"I do this as a public service."

Delusional.

“Political correctness is a doctrine, fostered by a delusional, illogical minority, and rabidly promoted by an unscrupulous mainstream media, which holds forth the proposition that it is entirely possible to pick up a turd by the clean end.”

LOL The public just called they said no thanks they don't need a stalker but if they do they will be sure to call you Paul.

MikeyA

Run, Sarah, Run........2012!!!! YES!

C.dos

C.dos.run

run.dos.run

MikeyA

Tom Troy has been outed as a a editorializer within "news stories". The practice is quite common especially on the front page of the bland but while I do feel the bland editors sold him out I can't feel compassion for him because he knew what he was doing when he put his name to the article.

Just for everyone's information he could have submitted the story with out the "by line". It's a form of silent protest that reporters do when they're being forced to write a story they don't agree with. It means the reporter doesn't want their name associated with the story. The bland has had them several times in the past. It's primarily a symbolic gesture but by Tom not exercising this he has given his approval of the content and subject matter and has already been proven to be a violation of ethics by his own editor.

Good on the TFP to give Tom a venue to air his side of the story. The TFP is a good example of how a paper should follow journalism ethics.

MikeyA

Tom writes one article critical of subliminal racism at Speedy. The Free Press goes bonkers that The Blade would write three stories negative of Speedy in one year. The jocks at Speedy daily deride the Blade, the reporters, the Editorial staff, all the while using the intellectual material for free. Where is the outrage? Where is the investigation of previous alleged racially sensitive humor that in my opinion were made? The one about Obama money or the making fun of the black city manager explaining the lost backhoe. Now there is a story.

Clem
Equating a 3 hour a day jock is the same as the jock equating a 6 hour a day 9 months a year TPS teacher!

I'm the one with a hard-on? You got to be kidding Clem.....my little eruptions here may reach less than 500. The Blade bashing weekly and the hate station reaches thousands!

Thom Hartmann is the nation's #1 progressive radio talk show host (also simulcast as TV in 40 million homes by Dish Network/Free Speech TV), and the New York Times bestselling, 4-times project Censored winning author of 21 books in print.
He is live daily from noon-3 PM ET in New York, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Atlanta, Detroit, Seattle, Portland, Phoenix, Santa Fe, Grand Rapids, Asheville, Lansing, and on over one hundred other outlets nationwide including Chicago, Santa Barbara, Minneapolis, Madison, Denver, and on XM and Sirius Satellite radio, and simulcast as a TV show on the Free Speech TV Network (www.freespeech.org) carried on the national satellite TV system, Dish Network.
He is also a four-time Project Censored-award-winning, New York Times best-selling author of 20 books in print and over 200 nationally published articles. His daily progressive radio talk show, now in its eighth year on the air, replaced Al Franken on the Air America Radio Network, is syndicated and distributed to radio and television stations nationwide and in Europe and Africa by Dial-Global (commercial radio), Pacifica (non-commercial radio), and Free Speech TV (nationwide satellite TV distribution on the Dish TV Network and to local cable TV networks).
For the past two years in a row, Talkers Magazine names Thom Hartmann as the 10th most important talk show host in America, and the #1 most important progressive host, in their “Heavy Hundred” ranking.

Statements made are the opinion of the writer who is exercising his first amendment right to freedom of speech. Freedom of speech in the United States is protected by the First Amendment to the United States Constitution and are generally permitted.

Hartmann is also a "9/11 was an inside job" truther freak...

http://www.911truth.org/article.php?story=20071102154606957

No shock there....so was loughner...I bet you are too eh dogboy?

Tell us...who do you think is responsible for 9/11?

“Political correctness is a doctrine, fostered by a delusional, illogical minority, and rabidly promoted by an unscrupulous mainstream media, which holds forth the proposition that it is entirely possible to pick up a turd by the clean end.”

"all the while using the intellectual material for free. Where is the outrage?" Maybe you should school yourself on a term called Fair use. Because what WSPD does is no different than you quoting from Hartmann's webpage. If WSPD is guilty than you yourself is guilty (Also WSPD cites the Bland when quoting from them, you didn't... shame shame!).

There's a difference between the personalities on WSPD and TPS teachers. The audience for WSPD actually listen. The students don't.

And your whole post is negated by the fact that even the Bland editorial admitted that Troy's article was a violation of journalism ethics.

"Thom Hartmann is the nation's #1 progressive radio talk show host" Which is the equivalent to saying you're the smartest kid with down's syndrome.

MikeyA

You really shouldnt insult down's syndrome kids like that...they are ALL smarter than dogboy...

“Political correctness is a doctrine, fostered by a delusional, illogical minority, and rabidly promoted by an unscrupulous mainstream media, which holds forth the proposition that it is entirely possible to pick up a turd by the clean end.”

Quote where the editorial where it was "admitted Troy's article was a violation of journalism ethics."

Like most observers here have told you. If you are some type of leader in the armed forces, then you need to be sanctioned.

"Quote where the editorial where it was "admitted Troy's article was a violation of journalism ethics." Well fake wolfman, ye ask and ye shall receive. http://www.toledoblade.com/article/20110112/OPINION02/110119899

"No, Brian Wilson did not call Toledo Public Schools students “little monkeys.” But the talk-radio host and his defenders ought not complain that this newspaper yanked his recent observations about public education out of context, and at the same time try to ignore or deny the broader context of local leaders’ criticism of his remarks. I'll draw your attention to the first part of the first line "No, Brian Wilson did not call Toledo Public Schools students “little monkeys.”

That's from the editorial yet it is in DIRECT CONTRAST to their "news" article http://www.toledoblade.com/article/20110108/NEWS16/110109625
"A radio talk show host's reference to "little monkeys" while talking about students at Toledo Public Schools on Friday generated outrage that the language was insensitive to African-American students, and all students."

So one says he did the other says he didn't. So since the editorial was published after the report and reflects the report as false then the report must... MUST... have been a lie since the facts of the story did not change in the days between.

MikeyA

Now I have a question for you. Why should I be sanctioned? What law(s) did I violate?

Oh and BTW wolfie, I encourage you to call me a jarhead to my face.

MikeyA

Guess what star walker you can't hold a candel to Mikey A, mentally or otherwise so receed back into your star wars fantasy world.. And this fake jarhead as you call him allows us the freedoms to walk the streets so how about some respect for those who fight for those freedoms ass hole..........

"DTOM" {1776} " We The People" {1791}

Two words about what Tom Troy writes. "Editorial Masturbation!"

Mr. Apathy

is he a real person, stationed in Afghanistan? I doubt it, although he has most here convinced that he is. He is awfully concerned with what goes on in Toledo, Ohio and hides under the anonymity of a peace keeping soldier....sure likes to keep war going in the swamp!

""""""Like most observers here have told you. If you are some type of leader in the armed forces, then you need to be sanctioned.""""""""

As far as meeting Mike face to face and calling him a jarhead, I offered (in more peaceful times in the swamp) to meet him at a coffee shop (he just so happened to be on leave or something in Toledo) so that we could talk peacefully but he said no because he was afraid that I would harm him and his family.........(he is a soldier, the place we would meet would have been a neutral spot (coffee shop) I am an old grey haired lady (known to some of the public) not easily disguised and he said flat out no because of his fear of me. So MikeyA, how could anybody call you anything to our face.......if you are afraid to meet them?????

First off, you don't have to believe me I don't care if you believe me. There are some Swampbubble posters who I have either met personally or provided proof of my service i.e. name, rank, unit. And no I don't put that out for mass consumption for good reason.

Dave Schulz is the one who can probably best attest to having met me personally and that I am in fact, a Marine. I assisted Dave in his campaign for mayor.

I have met Fred in person. His Dentist gave me several care packages to distribute to Marines (they were very thankful) several years ago. I have provided Madjack proof of my service when I was quoted in a article featured on a Marine Corps periodical.

"I am an old grey haired lady (known to some of the public) not easily disguised and he said flat out no because of his fear of me." Actually no I don't fear you. I don't trust you.

Purnhrt you and a few select others on here are people I see as possible of acting out of spite and guile in their actions. Would I put it past you to try to attempt to hurt my family or my professional career? Nope (Notice I didn't say physically hurt).

Do I fear it? Nope. Primarily because there are some aspects of my life I don't give details about. I don't give you the opportunity.

As for not meeting you in a coffee shop. I won't do that because I don't like to be seen in public with racists. It's just a personal policy I have.

Why do I care so much about Toledo? I've addressed that several times on here. I'm still a NW Ohio voter.

If anyone else would like to question as to if I'm actually in Afghanistan, I am colocated with the 3rd Bn 25th Marines whose HQ is out of Brook Park, OH. So if you have a relative of friend with them I probably work right down the hall from them.

See unlike you I can answer questions. BTW who was it I killed?

MikeyA

What a dumb fucking bitch....thanks for showing us your true colors....yet again...

You're everything we've come to expect from a militant racist activist...

“Political correctness is a doctrine, fostered by a delusional, illogical minority, and rabidly promoted by an unscrupulous mainstream media, which holds forth the proposition that it is entirely possible to pick up a turd by the clean end.”

is he a real person, stationed in Afghanistan? I doubt it, although he has most here convinced that he is. He is awfully concerned with what goes on in Toledo, Ohio and hides under the anonymity of a peace keeping soldier....sure likes to keep war going in the swamp!

""""""Like most observers here have told you. If you are some type of leader in the armed forces, then you need to be sanctioned.""""""""

As far as meeting Mike face to face and calling him a jarhead, I offered (in more peaceful times in the swamp) to meet him at a coffee shop (he just so happened to be on leave or something in Toledo) so that we could talk peacefully but he said no because he was afraid that I would harm him and his family.........(he is a soldier, the place we would meet would have been a neutral spot (coffee shop) I am an old grey haired lady (known to some of the public) not easily disguised and he said flat out no because of his fear of me. So MikeyA, how could anybody call you anything to our face.......if you are afraid to meet them?????

This guy (if he is a service member) knows full well that what he is posting is a violation of his commitment to the service and to the tax payers who foot the bill.

Otherwise, he wouldn't have dodged you. He even admitted that he was worried about his career. Why would he worry about his career by a meeting with you? Oh, that's right he's KNOWS he's wrong.

Bullshit.

Punhurts now claims he isnt a soldier at all...and you have you head planted firmly up your ass....

You fucktards certainly dont have a problem with soldiers who go traitor and mouth off to the press when it suits your needs....so STFU already.

Christ...the left is in full support of the little bitch gay traitor MANNING...

http://www.bradleymanning.org/

Bet you support the little fucker too...dont you...

“Political correctness is a doctrine, fostered by a delusional, illogical minority, and rabidly promoted by an unscrupulous mainstream media, which holds forth the proposition that it is entirely possible to pick up a turd by the clean end.”

Again I ask you what did I violate? What did I do wrong? You say that "he is posting is a violation of his commitment to the service and to the tax payers who foot the bill" where in the UCMJ does it say "Thou shalt not post"?

The truth is I'm allowed to post and say what I want. Do I give up some freedoms that I would have yes? But that doesn't mean that by posting I've done anything wrong.

"Otherwise, he wouldn't have dodged you. He even admitted that he was worried about his career." Yes. True. I don't want to be associated with known racists. You also won't see me having dinner with the Grand Wizard of the KKK or tea with Mahmood Ahmadinejad.

"Oh, that's right he's KNOWS he's wrong." Nope. Not wrong. In fact I'm quite certain I'm right which is why I keep asking you what I've violated. But you can't answer that can you? You, like purnhrt, have dodged pointed questions. Why? It's because you know the answer is not in your favor.

So you're wrong on several accounts. You have both called my service to my country "fake" even though I've posted my BIR/BTR on this site. Hell even Chris can even attest that I've emailed him from my military account which fully discloses my name and service. Because I keep that private is because of trust. We've had enough liars and stalkers on this website I keep my family free of that.

MikeyA

"Now I have a question for you. Why should I be sanctioned? What law(s) did I violate?"

"where in the UCMJ does it say "Thou shalt not post"?

"which is why I keep asking you what I've violated."

And yet again the most outspoken people that hurl baseless attacks do it again and yet cannot answer a simple question to back it up.

I've cited several who can back up my claims but they refuse to even answer a question on theirs.

Also I love how purnhrt likes to think that because I won't meet her in public that that applies to everybody. LOL There are many on here I disagree with but even when it gets heated they still are respectful enough that I would trust them enough to reveal personal information and meet in person. These two do not fall into that category.

MikeyA

come on now. Why would I want your personal information? I am not interested in you or your family. Don't try to give the people who post here the impression that I have threatened you or your family. I don't even know you, although I think you are a fake. Although I did offer to meet you, I rescind that invitation so you can stop harping on it....geesh........

"Why would I want your personal information? I am not interested in you or your family. Don't try to give the people who post here the impression that I have threatened you or your family." purnhrt you are accusing me of a crime " although I think you are a fake" you are accusing me of not being a servicemember yet posing as one. That's a crime. You are accusing me of a crime. At the very least Fraud. How do you think that would affect my family?

"I rescind that invitation so you can stop harping on it....geesh......." You were the one who mentioned it first. If I'm "harping on it" the assumption would be that I was the one who brought it up. Nope you did. And you rescind your invitation after I said I wouldn't meet you. You're like a child who says "Fine, I didn't want a cookie anyway." For a gray haired lady you're very immature.

MikeyA

Why even have discourse with that kind of person?

Billy, I do it for the same reason I comment on her posts. She tries to play the "oh I'm helpless" card but she says some of the most hateful things and then tries to hide from her own remarks (hence the one-post-Twilla forgetfulness).

I counter her posts to help reveal who she really is. Many of her replies to me have been more revealing of her true character than her initial posts. She's outed her true inner person, and it's not the helpless old lady she pretends it is.

MikeyA

Under what statute of law, either state, federal, civil, city, county is posing as a servicemember on a blog a crime?" You state, " purnhrt you are accusing me of a crime " although I think you are a fake" you are accusing me of not being a servicemember yet posing as one. That's a crime."
Where did I accuse you of a crime? I don't know why I play along with you, I guess just to see what silly (like Billy) comment you will come up with next.........and it's "Twila" not "Twilla."

purnhrt I offered up Fraud as a possible crime, which it would be depending upon the actions of the offender. But also I highly suggest you look up the "Stolen Valor Act of 2005" which specifically lines out faking military service.

So yes, by accusing me of being a "fake soldier" you accused me with a crime.

And I'll you will remain "Twilla" as long as you keep calling me a "soldier". I am a Marine. Marines are not soldiers. It's an entirely different service which falls under the Dept of the Navy.

And yes you post as helpless. You play the victim card in conjunction with the race card.

MikeyA

I forgot to add, I do not pose as being helpless, am not helpless and am proud of the grey hair on my head........I LOVE IT! That's why I don't cut it or color it! Obviously it is something that sits in your craw.....

you know, three posts in a row but promise this is the last one for you "Mikey the soldier"

"""""""""Pretty women wonder where my secret lies.
I'm not cute or built to suit a fashion model's size
But when I start to tell them,
They think I'm telling lies.
I say,
It's in the reach of my arms
The span of my hips,
The stride of my step,
The curl of my lips.
I'm a woman
Phenomenally.
Phenomenal (Black) woman,
That's me.

I'm a woman
Phenomenally.
Phenomenal (Black)woman,
That's me.

Men themselves have wondered
What they see in me.
They try so much
But they can't touch
My inner mystery.
When I try to show them
They say they still can't see.
I say,
It's in the arch of my back,
The sun of my smile,
The ride of my breasts,
The grace of my style.
I'm a woman

Phenomenally.
Phenomenal (Black) woman,
That's me.

Now you understand
Just why my head's not bowed.
I don't shout or jump about
Or have to talk real loud.
When you see me passing
It ought to make you proud.
I say,
It's in the click of my heels,
The bend of my hair,
the palm of my hand,
The need of my care,
'Cause I'm a woman
Phenomenally.
Phenomenal (Black) woman,
That's me.

Taken and edited from a Poem by Maya Angelou, Phenomenal Woman, I added the (Black)..............that's who I am....nothing more, nothing less, now deal with it or take your marbles and go back to Afghanistan.......

I threw up a little when you posted about your breasts...

Notice how weeks later the two who made accusations still refuse to back it up.

It's sad that some people need to stoop so low. Very very sad.

MikeyA

Back up what?

Obviously, you know you shouldn't be posting or a big, tough, bad-a$$ Marine like yourself wouldn't post anonymously.

I'm not trying to pawn myself off as a service member. You are a disgrace to the Marine Corps with all of your whining.

Back up what? You say I'm doing something wrong. You're proof is that I don't provide the full details of my identity to the general population.

Here's a interesting fact for you. Before I was ever in the military I posted on message boards like this and refused to give all the details of my identity.

"You are a disgrace to the Marine Corps with all of your whining." Ok, which is it? Am a a "fake soldier" or am I a disgrace to the Marine Corps? I can't be both now can I? Please get your rhetoric right and under one line of logic.

"Back up what?" I have asked several times what law/order/rules I've broken because you've adamently said, and still feel, that I shouldn't be posting.

Marines post on blogs/message boards hell they even run their OWN blogs. These are not a violation of anything. The reason being is as long as I don't post as if my opinion is the opinion of the Marine Corps I violate nothing.

Just like I can give political donations, I can take part in campaigns, I can give political views and be just fine as long as I don't do it in uniform.

I can do it in a Marine Corps t-shirt that was not issued to me by the government. Because that identifies me as very likely a Marine yet I'm not expressing my views as the views of the Marine Corps.

"I'm not trying to pawn myself off as a service member." No but you are trying to pawn yourself off as someone who knows about military law. Again I ask you to back it up. I have given my arguement as to 1) am I a Marine 2) why I can post my own opinions.

Nothing you have said has backed up any of your claims. You've just made more claims. And they contradict each other.

MikeyA

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