if the Huffpo moderation were by any means fair, i might say that what Roemer's problems actually point to are basic problems with the electoral system.
Both the selling and buying of offices and the crass vote-fraud that can take place in close elections -- as we learned in December 2000 with Al Gore in Florida -- need to be overhauled. It is rational for no sensible American to participate AT ALL in an electoral system that we have seen can be easily RIGGED. Buddy Roemer's problems, therefore, are the problems of all United States citizens.
But why should I be unrealistic about the bias of the Huffington Post moderators? My current (no pun intended) view is that they do not truly reflect upon the character of Ms Huffington -- this is a huge sprawling network of people and she is only one person. Better yet...
Also, when I saw the "vote" thing -- i clicked ten, thinking that i was voting for the strength of the written article, not the candidates, who are all feces. So I gave them ALL a nine, except for Michelle, because she's cute for a hypnotized Minion.
The 2012 Speculatron Weekly Roundup For Dec. 16, 2011
FANTASTIC, the news i just got in my email re: your moving and shaking.
way to go, no sarcasm, this is MEANT and thusly said.
and a wakeup call to me too...you are on a layer, things move fast.
i guess that i personally must REPURPOSE, think hard and meditate on what this means to me. i love what you did with the place, and i wish you total and complete FORTUNE in all ways. i almost 'knew you when'
“Envy” is not the emotion I have in mind, but it is the clearest manifestation of an emotion that has remained nameless; it is the only element of a complex emotional sum that men have permitted themselves to identify.
Envy is regarded by most people as a petty, superficial emotion and, therefore, it serves as a semihuman cover for so inhuman an emotion that those who feel it seldom dare admit it even to themselves . . . . That emotion is: hatred of the good for being the good.
This hatred is not resentment against some prescribed view of the good with which one does not agree . . . . Hatred of the good for being the good means hatred of that which one regards as good by one’s own (conscious or subconscious) judgment. It means hatred of a person for possessing a value or virtue one regards as desirable.
If a child wants to get good grades in school, but is unable or unwilling to achieve them and begins to hate the children who do, that is hatred of the good. If a man regards intelligence as a value, but is troubled by self-doubt and begins to hate the men he judges to be intelligent, that is hatred of the good.
The nature of the particular values a man chooses to hold is not the primary factor in this issue (although irrational values may contribute a great deal to the formation of that emotion). The primary factor and distinguishing characteristic is an emotional mechanism set in reverse: a response of hatred, not toward human vices, but toward human virtues.
To be exact, the emotional mechanism is not set in reverse, but is set one way: its exponents do not experience love for evil men; their emotional range is limited to hatred or indifference. It is impossible to experience love, which is a response to values, when one’s automatized response to values is hatred.
LOVE AND ENDURE THE SUBSTANCE OF YOU ENJOYING WHAT YOU DO AS BUSINESS AND WRITING YOUR VERY OWN HEADLINE THATS MODERN CHIC AND CLASSIC. IT'S A GOOD HEART TO BETTER THOSE AND SURROUND HEARTS AROUND STYLES
Hey friend...didn't we connect already, it's all good! How are you? I'm in Philly working on setting up a sampleroom and developing a fashion designers network for indie fashion. I've been checkin on you from time to time and I must say I like what I see! Keep it up...like I said before, where was u 25yrs. ago?