Maybe we should leave the flag at half staff since we lose American soldiers and patriots on a daily basis. Senator Kennedy served our country no more notably than our soldiers, yet reaped the rewards of his office, power and position.I celebrate his passing, just as I will Bud Kennedy's absence. He's so classy and judgemental...
Another left nut, the last name says it all
If he was a republican senator that wasn't known nationally, there wouldn't be one word said about flags anywhere.
Read the comments left for kennedy on buds colum...it just goes to prove once again that comming from a family with money can get you places you couldnt get yourself in life and get you out of places you couldnt handle in life...im carrying my had at half "staff" and shaking it!Making laws that benefit illegal aliens in this country what a legacy...he will be "remembered"....and quickly forgotton!
Who would have been the offical to make that call for Wise Co. not to lower the flag at the courthouse?Was it lowered any where in Decatur?
How friggn embarrassing
Just goes to show what a lack of manners Wise Co. has, and 12:22 your right it is embarrassing for our county.
I applaud those who did not lower the flag. Honoring a thieving, murdering, low-life as a hero is EXACTLY what is wrong with this country. Have Americans become so brainwashed by the extreme lefts' cries of "treat everyone equally" that we must now put such scum in the league of a hero? I DAMN SURE WILL NOT! Nor will I lower the flag when Obama passes. I am AMERICAN and I still have the true definition of a hero in my heart. Heroes I will honor...... scum only gets a "good riddance" utterance from me. Where are the rest of my fellow AMERICANS?
12:12 I would assume the County Judge would make that call.
I know there are intelligent and compassionate citizens in Wise Co (12:22 & 12:37). However, the goofies outnumber them at least 2 to 1 (as is demonstrated in almost every county election).
I'm thankful I live in a county that does not honor a cancer of the human race such as Teddy Kennedy. I would like to know from his friend Bud just one thing for which he deserved honor. He abandoned even that for which his brothers stood for such as anti-abortion and individual freedom. Bud, I do think it was Teddy's brother, John, that said "ask not what your country can do for you, but what you can do for your country." This quote from his own brother sort of flies in the face of what Teddy, Obama, and most modern day liberals stand for today. Does it not Bud? Just keeping it classy...
I'm sure y'all sit around and scratch your heads trying to figure out why the rest of world looks down their noses at Wise County.I moved away from Wise County back in 2003 and I haven't looked back since. I read this blog and read the Messenger online from time to time and I just shake my head sometimes. If some of you people would step outside the county and look around you'd realize how far behind the times you are. Yeah, I know you don't want "change", but guess what....it's a fact of life. There isn't a damn thing y'all can do about it.....and I love how much it pisses you guys off.
I noticed ol' Bud didn't use any of the positive comments from the blog to support his argument. He just took a sample of the negative comments to paint the picture he wanted to paint, which that the folks in Wise and Parker counties are classless, racist and generally, stupid. Is this a case of slanted journalism??? You decide.Was the communication of Pres. B.O. clear and direct that all flags should be lowered? No. Was Gov. Rick "Nice Hair" Perry's request clear and direct? No, and in fact, had a different end date that the Pres. had suggested.In hind-site, which is always 20-20, should the flags have been lowered? Probably, but to steal a line from another regular poster from this blog, on December 21, 2012, will it really matter?Double Fake Joe, John, Bobby and Ted
12:41 Hate is what it takes to call one's self an American it seem by your standards. No thanks.
I find it hard to believe that Christians can be so mean. What happend to forgiveness for your sins. I'm sure some of you have none.
He didn't do anything more heroic than the average American who goes to work each morning and quietly does his job. He wasn't a war hero, a peacemaker, a great statesman or a martyr. His claim to fame was being born into a politically famous family. He was devisive and too far removed from his constituents. I see no reason to honor someone from outside our own state, especially when a majority of Texans did not agree with his ideology. He deserves no more respect than the average citizen.
Are you gonna let Bud ride on your coat tails like that?
Kennedy authored 300 bills in the Senate and helped pass approx 1,000 more. If you have a daughter that is playing sports you can thank Kennedy for Title 9. If you had a child in Headstart you can thank Kennedy. If you had a special needs child or a handicapped child you can thank Kennedy for his support and laws . Just to name a few of his accomplishments. I don't know about you 1:08 but I don't know many average citizens that have done what he has done. Let ye who is without sin cast the first stone.
12:58 I hate to inform you that this is one Wise county resident who has traveled outside the U.S. no less than 50 trips. I conduct business worldwide. I have 3 college degrees and was awarded diplomate status in my career field a few years back. And guess what? I count my blessings every time I return home that I live here and that I grew up here. Say what you will, but not all of us are redneck, country bumpkins that people like you and Bud kennedy try to generalize us to be. If we are indeed behind the times as you allege, just call me "Captain Caveman" because Wise county beats the heck out of most places I've visited in my lifetime!
Mercy, that pic of Bud Kennedy - can we assume he had a finger in a light socket.He is such a jerk anyway. Can't find enough junk in Tarrant County to entice his writing skills - has to come to Wise and stir the pot.And thank you 1:31 - Ted Kennedy did more good than most who post on this board, including me.
How can the christian religion with such a long history of opression and persecution simply because they believed differently than others have so much trouble accepting people that believe differently than them???? You cant change people or help people unless you first accept them. Why is that so hard for people to get? Ted Kennedy spent his life working to implement his beliefs to help people, an honorable life.
Were flags in Massachusetts flown at half mast the last time a long serving Texas Senator died?
1:33, I'm not stating my opinion that Wise County is behind the times. I'm stating FACT. I lived there for 25 years. I know how business is done in Wise County. I know how Wise Countians think. I'm aware that it's not really proper to generalize, but judging from the venom that is spewed in the comments on this here blog, I feel it's acceptable to generalize here. I know that there are some smarter, more progressive thinkers in the county....kudos to them.....but they are way, way, way, way, way outnumbered by the old-fashioned, stuck-in-their ways, close-minded individuals.Anways.....in response to you liking wise county, that's fine....just stay there, but the world is changing around you. Wise County will change too. I've been out there and seen the new homes being built. Like it or not, change will come.
In other words, 1:31. he did his job.
stir the pot ..stir the pot...i can smell the winds of change in the air!we all are loosers we are in debt for 3 generations to come nowwhere is the legislation for poor whites to go to collagecolleges are full of minorities which will bring decisions and laws like the current administrationfreeeeeeeeeeeeeeedom!randomly random
1:51 I don't know of any Texas Senator that has served 47 years. I did see that Phil Graham was at the service along with George Bush and Laura Bush. I am thankful for their respectfulness.2:07 Yes he did his job and did it well Thank you very much! That is much more than I can say about many of the others in the Senate.
To Barry...Does tossing this controversy inducing grenade mean you are sitting home alone and bored? I realize, watching sports does not have the same allure and entertainment value as watching people hiss and spit about a dead politician however, you should, seriously, consider taking up a hobby other than rabblerousing, if for no other reason than, to dispel the appearance of you being little more than a mean spirited, vacuous git.*******************************As for the people still fuming about Ted Kennedy; those of you who are happy, Ted is dead, need to dance a jig and embrace your glee but realize schadenfreude wields an indiscriminate sword and offers cold comfort for your own woes, those of you who are saddened, Ted is dead, might consider doing something CONSTRUCTIVE in the name of Ted Kennedy because you are NEVER going to change the minds of happy people.
If you think this American is going to lower my flag for that lieing, murdering, piece of trash you obviously haven't seen my shotgun.
mzchief: well said....I will go out and try to help someone that is not as fortunate as myself.
You are pretty judgmental too, Denney Crane.
1:06, Your a f'n idiot who has absolutely no idea of what patriotism is. If you thought Ted Kennedy was a hero, then I don't give a rat's a** what you do. 3:54, you and I think exactly the same! From one true American to another....thank you!
i will never lower ol glory for that trashy bastard! You can all go to hell…I’m going to Texas”davy
If we lower the flag for every other senator that dies, then we should lower it for him. No reason to lower the flag. This is crazy to even debate.
how many scared, angry, red neck racists does it take to lower a flag in "wise" county? only one but he's out on a date with his cousin right now.
4:30 Hate seems to be all you can project.
There is simply no explanation for ignorance............and pride in being ignorant. Happiness in being mean and spiteful.This Wise Co citizen pulls to the side and honors the passing dead even tho I haven't a clue who it is.
So, I fired off an email To: firstname.lastname@example.orgThe actual email is too long, so I broke it up. For the intrepid, you can read all of Hey Bud, why don’t you come back behind the tool shed with me and we’ll have us a haranguing.The quick and dirty version:Next time, please include links to the source (the “Web message board”) you use to slander a county so an interested reader can determine for themselves if you are cherry picking statements and removing all evidence that doesn’t fit your preformed conclusion. Did it really upset you this bad that Wise County officials won’t call you back?Now you keep it classy,Fake Staff Sgt. John Galt101st Chairborne Brigade of the 1st Keyboard DivisionMOS: Internet Tough Guy//Decatur, class of ‘95//Currently a Wise County Ex-patP.S. (The PS goes on for another thousand words or so and can be viewed here).
The Pope has ignored the death of Ted Kennedy. Because: (1) Joan Kennedy appealed the annulment of her marriage to Ted to the Vatican and won. Therefore he has been living in adultery all these years and (2) Kennedy supports killing of babies.Keep the flag at full mast.
how bout them bulls!!!!!
"12:58 I hate to inform you that this is one Wise county resident who has traveled outside the U.S. no less than 50 trips. I conduct business worldwide. I have 3 college degrees and was awarded diplomate status in my career field a few years back. And guess what? I count my blessings every time I return home that I live here and that I grew up here. Say what you will, but not all of us are redneck, country bumpkins that people like you and Bud kennedy try to generalize us to be. If we are indeed behind the times as you allege, just call me "Captain Caveman" because Wise county beats the heck out of most places I've visited in my lifetime!1:33 PM "Such a liarAnd where's Shadenfreude? Is that near Fredericksburg?
HOW BOUT THEM COWBOYS..!!!!!
It is curious that we want to hold Ted to a "one strike" rule even when we don't really know what happened on the bridge.....we guess, we think we know.....and we claim to be real Americans even tho in doing so, we violate the basic innocent till proven guilty rule.Ted's politics are not mine by any stretch of the imagination, but it is awesome that he authored 300 bills and co authored 1000 in a Senate body that requires 60 votes to pass a bill. Wish our two Texas senators combined could match that record.Our two couldn't join our former President and former senator in attending the funeral.........mostly because they fear the "haters" in the upcoming Republican primary.It is also a fact Ted saw two of his brothers gunned down by the "haters." Most men would have withdrawn from public life in fear of it happening a third time.His mastery of getting bills thru and his uniqueness of being the 3rd Kennedy qualify him for respect.
There's some pretty cool comments on this one, but:1) Barry, you promised a few days ago to have posted the last Ted kennedy post. You lied. You must be a democrat.2) I'm glad I spent the entire day at the race track riding a motorcycle at breakneck speeds. Sort of tempers the stupidity found here courtesy of folks who don't have a hobby.3) For the record--- "F" Ted (and every other) Kennedy
As a person, father, husband, coworker and colleague, I sympathize with his family and close friends. I would never say I'm glad he's dead. I have lost loved ones, and it is not something I wish people had to go through. As a senator, politician, and a representative of the United States I will say he never should have lasted that long. He was a horrible senator, he accomplished some things, but my God he should have after 47 years. He done more harm than good. If he was a senator by any other name than Kennedy or from any other stae than Mass. he never would've lasted anywhere close to 47 years. As for the flag being lowered to half-staff, why all the controversy, I don't hear you people asking for it to be lowered for our men and women of the service, they are from every state, and every party affilliation, and protect this country. Let Mass. and DC lower their flags and let that be the end of it. If he was a modest conservative would there be so much excitement over lowering the flag?
Thanks for the platform this morning...i needed a little comic relief during work today..i think ole glory should stay at half staff ..for all the honest hard working Americans who's Liberties are dying each day,,,did that say "Life liberty and the persuit of someone elses happiness?vote uncle fester 2012
Wise County is right and the ENTIRE nation is wrong. When are you back woods corn bread sister loving closet beating retards going to get on board with real Americans?Now whom am I talking about? America or Wise County.
I agree with mzchief on this one!!! mzchief said... To Barry...Does tossing this controversy inducing grenade mean you are sitting home alone and bored? I realize, watching sports does not have the same allure and entertainment value as watching people hiss and spit about a dead politician however, you should, seriously, consider taking up a hobby other than rabblerousing, if for no other reason than, to dispel the appearance of you being little more than a mean spirited, vacuous git.
Cancel your FWST paper. Let's put Bud out of a job. No, I'm not a Republican either.
All the "backward, ignorant citizens" comments about Wise County could just as easily apply to every other place on earth -- depending on who's doing the commenting.
P.S. The whole "lower the flag to half-staff" thing is simply because of Kennedy's celebrity. The previous commenter's reference to the "3rd Kennedy" is illustrative.
ONE F***ED up bunch... Get a life and have some respect!!!!!
Shut up mzchief
Go Tiger!!!!!!!! Woods
Can't we all just agree Teddy is burning in hell and has been since he took his last breath and always will be and then just all get along?
I am ashamed of County Judge McElheney for not lowering the flags and again for not being respectful enouph to ALL citizens, including the Democrats (ie: Voters)to answer for his decision. I don't think this is a Communist county, but it is obvious that is is run by the Nazi's. You guys are all making fools of us. I hope Bud Kennedy understands that only a few have these kinds of opinions in Wise County. Maybe Barry could start posting the URL's of the posters comments so that under some of these jokers so that outsiders will be aware that their are only a few vial citizens in Wise County. The WORLD WIDE WEB might even find that these troublemakers aren't even voters or even MEAN and UGLY UNEDUCATED TEENAGERS!I do have to wonder if County Judge McElheney would find it appropriate and necessary to lower the flag for other National or State elected officials or will it be the protocal in the future that Wise County will never lower it's flags for any reason...
We've entered into a scene of "Idiocracy". Quote:"The years passed, mankind became stupider at a frightening rate. Some had high hopes the genetic engineering would correct this trend in evolution, but sadly the greatest minds and resources where focused on conquering hair loss and prolonging erections"
"Wise County is right and the ENTIRE nation is wrong."See, now you get it.
Quote # 2: "Unaware of what year it was, Barry wandered the streets desperate for help. But the English language had deteriorated into a hybrid of hillbilly, valleygirl, inner-city slang and various grunts. Joe was able to understand them, but when he spoke in an ordinary voice he sounded pompous and faggy to them"
Hey 10:51----Show me which of those citizens are "vial citizens". They must be really small. I'd kinda like to let them out if you don't mind. It seems kind of vile keeping them in tiny glass containers like that.And we're supposed to think your opinion counts, why??
Teddy is burning in hell by 19:18's declaration and decision instead of God's?
I have been all over the world. Met geniuses and dumbasses everywhere.Wise Co is probably a bit above average in IQ. And Wise beats the hell out of everyone in friendliness.They just take a dim view of bad actors like Teddy K.
Every time you feed a troll Dave Motari rapes a unicorn.
Quotes 1 & 2: Right on!
He did his job and by the record not to well look at the numbers.If you hang around long enough you build up numbers that appear to be great,But how long would your boss keep you around if you only did your job successfully 10 times a year or joined in the team effort 4 times a month not long I suspect. As to his legacy we all owe something to Ted Quick release seat belts.
I never saw a Boston flag lowered upon the death of a Texas member of Congress. Not even for Sam Rayburn. I may be old, but I don't forget.
To anonymous 12:05...*OTFLOLHysterically*Typically, I am not impressed by grammar/spelling Nazism but that was THE BEST.*StillGiggling*
1205 - He was obviously referring to citizens of the small -- extremely small -- community of Kandor.
Federal buildings were to fly he flag at half staff. You named some buildings that were not federal.....YET
LONG LIVE TED
9:22 - he will. Lots of ancestors still around to carry the torch.And they will reproduce, reproduce, reproduce.Yep, long live Ted.
Lord, this day I pray that you forgive these Wise County haters that spew nothing but hatred...please grant them the courage to learn to forgive and not to judge and to do unto others as you would have them do unto you...AmenBTW, the Pope has acknowledged Senator Kennedy, he sent him a letter prior to his passing, blessing him and praying for his recovery...check the facts out before you open your mouth about something you "obviously" know nothing about...RIP Teddy...you were a great American, senator, brother, son, father, grandfather, uncle...and you did so much for our great country...bless all of the Kennedy family.
10:04 AM Thank you
What mzchief said!I quit reading this blog long ago because it appears Barry enjoys seeing Wise County citizens stoop to the lowest of the lows. It's sad to see this opportunity to raise the level of conversation wasted.
I am glad Wise County didn't return the phone call. I'm not concerned about what people think. I'm tired of the FED trying to control my life.
Sharon, Don't blow the horn for mzchief to hard. She too is a contributor to this blog with nasty mean comments. She is a real hypocrite!
To Fast Eddie:I think in protest you should stop sending your children to public schools, see if you can fly instead of using the roads to get to your home or where ever you're going, plan for your retirement because you will wave medicare and social security, grow your own crops and open your own feed lot-slaughter house-processing plant because you will only be able to trust the food you have, Don't get ill, because the drugs you take won't be regulated either for they could kill you, If your home or property catch on fire, better have good water pressure and a long hose and finally, call that construction company and get a cost on how much that big bubble will cost ya. That'll teach that nasty, communist, socialist loving government a thing or two about a thing or two.
1219 - There's a difference between the federal government being our servant rather than being our master.
to Wordbyle,Please clarify which you feels you are being "Mastered" by personally.
1248 - Why personalize this? What doesn't affect me now may well affect me in the future. You brought up examples of several services (government as servant) yourself: public highways, food inspection, fire departments. Government as master? Laws allowing minor girls to get abortions without parental notice; Mandatory participation in the low-performing Social Security ponzi scheme (after Congress plundered the Social Security Trust Fund into the General Fund, where they can spend it easier;) Obama's blackmailing Chrysler bondholders into receiving next to nothing during the "bailout" while giving the Democrat-supporting UAW 55% of Chrysler stock; a Democrat Congress quickly passing "urgently needed" spending legislation that saddles future generations with record debt without reading the bill, without understanding it, and loading it with pork as payback to political allies. Those are a few of my least-favorite things.
O good grief, sharon you never quit reading OR posting on this blog you goofball. Posting anon. doesn't mean you don't "contribute"Sheesh.
"Laws allowing minor girls to get abortions without parental notice"As oppossed to the Master telling women what they can and can't do with there own Person? Are you a man who likes women Barefoot and Pregnant and who only allows his wife out of the kitchen when your passed out on the couch with a cold one in your hand. Seriously, I'm just asking."Mandatory participation in the low-performing Social Security ponzi scheme (after Congress plundered the Social Security Trust Fund into the General Fund, where they can spend it easier;)"That was "W's(R)" brilliant mind at work to "Save" Social Security and privatize it. Remember? Just like the loosing team to re-write history to favor them. "Let's muddy the waters with TMI, One things for sure, those stupid Redneck OBAMA hating Wise County folks will believe anything!" Besides, I don't think that has ever happened either. Can any of you retired persons on SS tell me you've stopped receiving benefits every month and why to verify Mr. Byle's (it's Mr. Byle because he took me using his first name so personally of course)claims?"Obama's blackmailing Chrysler bondholders into receiving next to nothing during the "bailout" while giving the Democrat-supporting UAW 55% of Chrysler stock"Source Please... Part of that 55% number is the 30% of Government owned portion that is given to every American Citizen. It was a play in numbers to suit the Republican agenda. Really, get your facts right & please stop trying to control Wise County Voters because you can't in your own county ;)~."a Democrat Congress quickly passing "urgently needed" spending legislation that saddles future generations with record debt without reading the bill, without understanding it, and loading it with pork as payback to political allies..."...and why? too many years of failed Republican policy allowing the rich to get richer with outrageous tax credits that leave the burden of Tax dollars per capita on the working class Americans. Tax incentives that only resulted in lower wages and Job loss while multi-million dollar bonues still were given to the already filthy rich CEO's. In the Republican Far out Space Nut World, I guess they think water runs uphill. A far cry from the Strong platform that rely's on the trickle down effect. Come on, quit with the broken record, get some fresh material that will float the boat.
558 - When you reflexively toss out the "women and their bodies" mantra after I mention "minor girls" I can see that you are, indeed, a thoughtful person.As for the rest: 1) Congress plundered SS in 1965 (a history buff, are you?); 2) Details of Obama's gift of Chrysler to his union supporters here with additional info here and here; 3) I can't tell if you're kidding or really missed the point. I'll err on the side of caution, since your other answers were not quite thought out: Demonstrate how Democrats earmarking billions of "stimulus" dollars for political payback to supporters corrects Republican actions. (P.S. Bush's tax rate cuts resulted in the top earners paying more in taxes.)This is all moot, anyway. You asked for examples where the government has taken the role of master, and I provided them. If my answers frighten you then you should cease asking scary questions.
Did anyone notice TXsharon wasn't posting here lately?Anybody?Anybody?I didn't think so.
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