Tickled pink about our new President

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I must say I am tickled pink with our new President. President Bush has hit the ground running. I look forward to reading the news everyday to see what he has done today. I have high hopes that President Bush will give this country back some pride and morals. I didn't expect him to get to work so quickly....and I voted for him! God bless America and our new President!

-- Amanda in Mo (aseley@townsqr.com), January 28, 2001


I second that. It is such a breath of fresh air to see someone in a leadership position who has honor and morals. I am praying that the course of our great nation will take a well needed change as a result of our new President.

-- Maylene (zedanka@aol.com), January 28, 2001.

Ditto That. Strapping on my goggles now as I wait for the dirt to start flying!

-- John in S. IN (jsmengel@hotmail.com), January 28, 2001.

I agree...what a breath of fresh air.

-- Lynette (fear_the_bear@webtv.net), January 28, 2001.


-- kim (fleece@eritter.net), January 28, 2001.

I am certainly cheering, and praying for him, that he has the strength to walk the path set before him, and that he be kept safe. There are a LOT of folks out there VERY unhappy about him being in office. I pray no one tries to do him harm. That said, I'll go dive into the trnches with John, waiting for the mud to fly!

-- Leann Banta (thelionandlamb@hotmail.com), January 28, 2001.

Goggles and trenches? After the last 2 months, kevlar would be an appropriate accessory to the goggles :)

-- Jay Blair in N. AL (jayblair678@yahoo.com), January 28, 2001.


-- renee oneill{md.} (oneillsr@home.com), January 28, 2001.

Please keep me off your e-mail list Amanda,I do not like receiving private e-mails that are so pointless and shallow. This board is for ALL points of veiw and will stay that way . Thank you for letting me know your opion of me, do not judge so quickly.

-- renee oneill{md.} (oneillsr@home.com), January 28, 2001.

George Baffle-you Bush? LOL!!!!!

-- sheepish (WA) (rborgo@gte.net), January 28, 2001.

Renee you posting seems to say I did something inappropriate which I didn't. Your first post was very immature and I told you so. You have been the instigator of a lot of strife on this forum and it wouldn't bother me not to hear from you either. Believe it or not I pray for you often(no need to respond telling me how little you think of me for that either). I pray you find some peace in your life.

-- Amanda in Mo (aseley@townsqr.com), January 28, 2001.

Sure, I'm just tickled pink at the prospect of losing my first amendment rights.

-- Sherri C (CeltiaSkye@aol.com), January 28, 2001.

Amanda, Pride? Morals? Leave Renee alone and send those nasty emails to me! For God sake, she has four small children. I have the time to deal with you, but as granpa said, "You play with s$%&, you get it on your hands." My, how I have regressed!!!

-- Terri Perry (teperry@stargate.net), January 28, 2001.

By the way Amanda, Keep on praying for me also. This will make my mother in law happy!

-- Terri Perry (tperry@stargate.net), January 28, 2001.

I DID NOT send a nasty email! Sigh......next time I make a posting on here I shall be more clear. Maybe something to the effect of....only normal, mature, responsible, decent, nice people should look at this. I expressed my delight in the fine job that President Bush has done so far and I'm the one receiving the nasty emails. I also have children. I guess I am some of ya'lls worst nightmare....a bible toting, conservative, constitution believing, gun owning, homeschooling christian(that also happens to be a homesteader). There are some wonderful folks on this forum that I truely enjoy. It is a shame that a few should ruin the rational exchange of ideas and opinions. I leave you with this thought. If you can't say something nice don't say anything at all. God bless all of you.

-- Amanda in Mo (aseley@townsqr.com), January 28, 2001.

OK, Jay was right.....Kevlar it is.

-- John in S. IN (jsmengel@hotmail.com), January 28, 2001.

I've kept out of all the latest issues, but I'm bored tonight so here goes. I back Amanda on this one. I don't really know what Bush has done to take away my first amendment rights, but it appeared that Amanda was just wanting to share her enthusiasm about the new Pres. Can people not voice their opinion without folks with opposing views butting in with rude or unnecessary comments? If you don't like him, start a new "Bush Is An Idiot" thread. Amanda didn't say "Hey, what do you guys think about...." She just stated her opinion. Why is it that if someone has a different viewpoint than us, we feel we must make them aware of our side on their thread? PLEASE, post your opinions on the forum, for the most part they are fun to read. Just try to be nice, and if you can't be, start a new thread and let the world know what YOU think without being negative towards another Countrysider.

-- Julie (julieamc@excite.com), January 29, 2001.

I'm I missing something here? Booooooo is so horrible? Man after some of the other political posts that is lightweight!!! I also would like to make the distinction between the man and his policies. Clinton honestly thought his policies were right for the country and so obviously does Bush. I would hope people would not bash the man personally but what he does or what he wants to do should be fair game. So for his vouchers on education and his ideas about abortion I also say boooo but about him personally my opinion doesn't matter. As for pride and morals just being a politician goes against those virtues. Is this fair.......Kirk

-- Kirk Davis (kirkay@yahoo.com), January 29, 2001.

Amanda, I agree with you 100%, to the neg. remarks, How very democratic of you.

-- Thumper (slrldr@aol.com), January 29, 2001.

One of they great things about this forum is we have always been able to voice our options .You have to expect the positive and negitive .If you have a problem with what some one wrote respond to it on the forum .I do not see a problem with what Renee wrote or her as a person .She show herself to be very mature {ie giving the neighbor from hell a ride This women broke into her house } I also have a problem with what some people call christians {ok I'm ready to be blasted }To me a good christian doesn't go out of there way to say hurtful thing , we turn the other cheek .Just my option no one needs to agree or disagree .I would hate to see fighting as before , it tears "family" apart

-- Patty {NY State} (fodfarms@slic.com), January 29, 2001.

Oh, good grief, folks! Let's agree to disagree, and get on with the rest of the day. Joe and John, ya got one of those kevlar outfits for me?

-- Leann Banta (thelionandlamb@hotmail.com), January 29, 2001.

Julie and Amanda, No i will not start a new thread,at no point does the title state "you must agree w/ me to reply" or" my opion only counts". I did not reply in a rude manner or use language which is offensive to anyone. I simlpy said booo. I must also point out that at no point did I say a" nasty " e-mail was sent to me,so please do not put words in my mouth.I might also add that while I may have posted comments that were not considered "the norm" I have never been rude or heartless towards anyone or their beliefs or ideas. I would like the same from you. I will not even address the "pray for you" line,I do not need to go there once again. I would like also to say that this type of reaction is just what this forum does not need,it tears apart a group of people in a negative way,so for now on would anyone who does not want opposit opions given please state so in your opening remarks or better yet do not post. Thank you for once again opening my eyes to the world around me, maybe I should keep them closed more,nah I am not that closed minded. Thank you I hope these remarks have not offended anyone and if they did I am sorry.

-- renee oneill{md.} (oneillsr@home.com), January 29, 2001.

What's Kevlar?

-- Cindy (SE In) (atilrthehony_1@yahoo.com), January 29, 2001.

Oy vey!!!!!!!!!!!

-- Ardie from WI (a6203@hotmail.com), January 29, 2001.

Bullet "proof" body armor, Cindy. Unless the person is using a 30 30 at close range it's quite effective. I think I'll go invest in some!

I didn't vote for Bush, but I DID predict that he would win. And of Bush and Gore, I certainly think Bush is the slower road to complete socialism.

As for opposing opinions, don't you think they should be treated as just that? We can't all agree on everything...what fun would that be? So long as it isn't nasty or degrading to anyone, I think it should be encouraged. It helps people decide their own views on things when they are exposed to extremely polar views. JMO. From yet another gun totin', Bible believin', Constitution packin', "conservative" Chrsitian, right wing extremist, religious whacko, who happens to think that everyone deserves the RIGHT to express their opinion. God bless!(....leaving forum to put on kevlar and drink more coffee.....)

-- Doreen (animalwaitress@excite.com), January 29, 2001.

I am ticked pink too! I like Bush, I wanted him to win. He is off and running and God Bless America!

(I'm rubber, you're glue, anything you say bounces off of me and sticks to you!) he he

-- Cindy in Ky (solidrockranch@msn.com), January 29, 2001.

Yes Amanda, I am also thrilled with President Bush. More conservative so far than I could have hoped for. I am praying for all our leadership and encourage others to do so also!

-- Wendy@GraceAcres (wjl7@hotmail.com), January 29, 2001.

I may not agree with Amanda, but I respect her right to have an opinion. In my life I have disagreed with many opinions, but that never gave me the right to ridicule them. God bless!

-- Ardie from WI (a6203@hotmail.com), January 29, 2001.

I am sure we will make it past this topic as we have all the rest. As I posted on the "bush bash " thread, the droughts have more impact on our lifestyle than the happenings up there. I'm not a rich man and I don't accept public aid. Most all of us will survive whatever comes, cause we are all "Countryside Boys and Girls". In my opinion "booooo" is a wonderful way to show a response, better than some I have read. Think of this, instead of us showing our differences here, one of us could be in GWBs shoes, maybe we should send him a Countryside magazine, so he has something good to look at in the morning. I think I'll take my kevlar off now, its chafing some :>)

-- Jay Blair in N. AL (jayblair678@yahoo.com), January 29, 2001.

It is funny to me that some on the forum are worried about Bush ending their first amendment rights when it seems many who say they are are for free speech here, are the first to give other's a hard time about using theirs. As far as I am concerned Renee has the right to say Boo, and Amanda has the right to say it's childish. Simple solution to a simple problem. As for Bush, I am so thankful for my new president that it seems as though spring has already sprung in America. I am fully aware however that no president can heal this nation's problems. That, people, is up to each and everyone of us. Hearts must change, not politicians. Even so, it makes me so glad to once again have a president I can come close to respecting.

Little Bit Farm

-- Little bit Farm (littlebit@calinet.com), January 29, 2001.

Sheesh, guys, we have four more years of this to deal with (and I for one hope that's all! LOL.) Better get used to a few comments you don't agree with!!

My personal perspective is that I'm trying to completely ignore the guy and hope he goes away. The rest of you are entitled to any opinion you want! I must say, thought, that I will have to start watching late-night teevee on Saturdays again. The comedic potential factor has skyrocketed since the election, and I thought THAT was about the funniest thing ever! (if not the most tragic...)

Hope you are all having a great day. Raining up here....more electricity coming your way, California!

-- sheepish (WA) (rborgo@gte.net), January 29, 2001.

I'm resigned to the state of affairs and am taking my life in a direction that hopefully will allow me to ignore our "fearless leader" altogether under the "what I don't know won't give me ulcers" theory. I shall hope for the best and try not to be more than moderately amazed when this is not the case. For the record, I was none to happy with Gore either. I've never seen so many people rush to the polls in an attempt to avoid voting for anyone up for election!

-- Soni (thomkilroy@hotmail.com), January 29, 2001.

Since I'm the one who brought up the first amendment Little Bit, I'll make you a deal...you can have freedom of speech if I can have freedom of religion.

-- Sherri C (CeltiaSkye@aol.com), January 29, 2001.

I sure do wish they would teach the constitution in the schools. Nowhere in the constitution does it say anything about SEPARATION OF CHURCH AND STATE. What the constitution does say is that the state cannot start it's own church....like england did.

Article VI of the constitution: There is no religious test for holding a federal office.

Amendment I of the bill of rights: Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the Government for a redress of grievances.

Since this has been brought up on this thread a few times I thought it would be helpful to post the pertinent parts of these great documents.

-- Amanda in MO (aseley@townsqr.com), January 29, 2001.

Little Bit,

"...many who say they are for free speech .... are the first to give other's a hard time about using theirs."

There is a particular group amongst us in this society who claim amongst other things that:

They support the First Amendment, then invent a way to censor others by inventing "hate speech".

They support the Second Amendment but then try to pass laws giving all the guns to the group that the guns are supposed to protect us from.

They support the Third Amendment but then support the confiscation of private lands without compensation "for the environment" which are then turned into training grounds for foreign military units.

Are you starting to see the trend? They stand for nothing so they fall for anything. The Hypocricy Party is all about conning the unthinking but deeply feeling types into voting for them. The "feelers" blindly support the agenda of their elite. Like all well cared for herd animals, they follow their master where and how he dictates.

-- William in WI (gnarledmaw@lycos.com), January 29, 2001.

O.K. just when I thought I was following the basic thoughts of the thread William throws me a curve ball. Which one is the hypocracy party????? Who's voting with "feelings"?? I'm lost-but-so what else is new??

-- diane (gardiacaprines@yahoo.com), January 29, 2001.

I'm guessing William is talking about liberals, but I've been wrong before.

-- Lena(NC) (breezex4@go.com), January 29, 2001.


Sorry, didnt mean to be cryptic. Im speaking generically of democrats and the rest of the warm fuzzy cult.

-- William in WI (gnarledmaw@lycos.com), January 29, 2001.

Sherri, You already have freedom of religion. What you don't have the right to do is keep me from speaking my mind about mine, either on this forum or otherwise. When someone comes and bars the doors of your chosen church, or attempts to force you to attend a church with a gun to your head, then I'll be the first one to step forward and fight for your right to freedom of religion. The first amendment doesn't prevent you from having to hear other's free speech, whether it be about religion or any other personal cause. If it did then I could have told a lot of people to shut up a long time ago. That would make for a very lonely life however.

-- Little bit Farm (littlebit@calinet.com), January 29, 2001.

I support Renee's right to boooo what she wants. As many religious folks have said, it IS hard to keep yourself out of your postings. Let others interject themselves. Personally I think we'll need Teflon suits so Bush's silly anti free rights lawmaking won't stick.

Maybe I need to quit reading these threads!

-- Anne (HT@HM.com), January 29, 2001.

Its definetly been a LONG winter!!!!!!!!

-- kate henderson (kate@sheepyvalley.com), January 29, 2001.

Anne, maybe people should stop writing these threads!!! LOL!!

-- sheepish (WA) (rborgo@gte.net), January 30, 2001.

I think its mostly a women thing. And maybe added cabin fever. Look at the postings. In my wife's homeschooling group (almost all women) there are suddenly tremendous cat fights and "your child did this to my child" with the mommies stepping in to do battle. So, I repeat, its just women doing the schizophrenic dumbwomens thing. Tomorrow they'll all be in love again.

[the purpose of this post is to provide a common enemy more detestable the the individual targets of opportunity (each other), thereby uniting most posters in harmony. Kevlar is in place, fire away]

-- charles (clb@watervalley.net), January 30, 2001.

Charles, kevlar is not thick enough! I shall remember you with all the other brave men that were massacred such as Custer. May God have mercy on your soul. I hope that they are able to find all the body parts before they bury you. I opened email first today so now I'm going to go fishing for the rest of the day before Amanda reads it.

-- Dave in Mo (aseley@townsqr.com), January 30, 2001.

Wow!!! Hornets Nest Alive! Back to the topic...I voted for Gore--a green tree hugger here personified. But, and this is the big BUTTTTTTT....now that George W. Bush is President--mine, yours, everyone's--I will support him when it's possible and disagree when feeling so moved. I will, however, always show respect for his title and his office. Ok, my two cents worth are now spent.

-- Joanne Schaefer (JoOhio1@aol.com), January 30, 2001.

Well, he volunteered, ladies . . . EVERYONE PELT CHARLES WITH THE ROTTING FOOD OF YOUR CHOICE! If you don't have any rotting food (check the compost pile), horse apples or cow pies will do! ;-)

-- Joy Froelich (dragnfly@chorus.net), January 30, 2001.


(the sound of soft green fuzzy things from the back of my refrigerator pelting Charles and Renee)

-- Grouchy (grouch1@aol.com), January 30, 2001.

Wow! I was stunned to see so many pro-Dumbo posts on such a cool website. I'm with Sheepish & Soni -- this guy is bad news. He is laughably unqualified to be President. Everyone knows Daddy's friends are calling the shots, anyway. Also, why are the Republicans looking the other way on Dumbo's past drug abuse (remember, you guys: alcohol is a drug) when they spent 8 years never letting anyone forget that maybe Bill Clinton once inhaled? Maybe that's why the "president" can't put two words together -- his brain is fried. (Shhh! Don't ask, don't tell!). Whatever you do, don't try buying a brown shirt in DC. They're all sold out...

-- Warm&Fuzzy in NY (squeakywheel2000@aol.com), January 30, 2001.

Well w is the pres,,my question is how the hell did he get there.With almost 300 million people in this country we get an education president with severely limited verbal skills and apparently limited comprehension of what his job is all about. Now i'm not judging him as a man, just as to his qualifications for the job. His job is being a communicator and having a grasp on some multifaceted and very complex issues. When I go to the doctor, I think it's nice if I respect his morals and if he is a nice person, but the bottom line is he better know medicine. I'm a technician and I think it would be nice if you admired me as a person and knew I was kind to animals but the bottom line is I better know my job or your house may end up in a ball of flames. Almost daily the newspaper quotes these humorous bits uttered by the pres. Trouble is he was being serious. Oh well , life goes on I doubt that it will hinder this years garden.

-- jz (oz49us@yahoo.com), January 30, 2001.

Oh Charles, you are sooooo Funny! Loved your post. I don't want to throw anything at you. Not with that sense of humor! Keep it up as this lady enjoys laughter far more than arguing.

-- Ardie From Wi (a6203@hotmail.com), January 30, 2001.

Wow. And the democrats call us conservatives hatemongers! Such venom! The liberals keep telling us how we need to be tolerant of everyone and keep an open mind. Where's the tolerance now? Less than two weeks in office and you've already condemned the man. Why don't you just wait and see what happens in six months instead of deciding he has failed before even getting started?

-- Skip Walton (sundaycreek@gnrac.net), January 30, 2001.

Less than two weeks in office and every single appointment, every single move the "Great Uniter" has made has been to the extreme right of the extreme right. Environment, economics, women's rights, you name it. I wonder just why it is that we're so uncomfortable with this guy? Hmmm.

-- Laura Jensen (lrjensen@nwlink.com), January 31, 2001.

Ya'll the hate mail I can take.......sending me viruses is not AMUSING! Lets show some restraint hmmmmmmm?

-- Amanda in Mo (aseley@townsqr.com), January 31, 2001.


A lot of silly folks don't understand Church and State, but, hey, it takes time to learn, and most folks would just as soon parrot the cliches of the press than exercise their right to study real sources and think for themselves. The State, as you adeptly pointed out, has no rights to interfere with private and public worship. The Church, on the other hand has no restrictions on it's influence on the State, and it's rulemaking process. The United States, through this election, has indeed taken a turn for the better, and in time (years, probably) both forums will bear this out as the truth. I found your posts refreshing, much like our new President.

Thankful Ted, in NJ.

-- Action Dude (theactiondude@yahoo.com), February 01, 2001.

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