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    Re: Etheridge caught in on-camera confrontation

    Quote Originally Posted by winston53660 View Post
    Tahnk you and yes I will admit the accusations against hazlnut are correct from one post. I still do not think from one post You learned well from these kiddos
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    Re: Etheridge caught in on-camera confrontation

    Quote Originally Posted by winston53660 View Post
    Tahnk you and yes I will admit the accusations against hazlnut are correct from one post. I still do not think from one post You learned well from these kiddos
    Wait...what? What's that last sentence supposed to mean?

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    Re: Etheridge caught in on-camera confrontation

    Quote Originally Posted by jallman View Post
    The lack of fame of these students is not a factor to anyone except those trying to mitigate poor behavior by pretending there was other poor behavior that prompted it. In other words...you and hazlnut.
    Actually, it matters to me too.

    The situation appears to have been very contrived. The only good these trackers accomplished is that both sides are going to employ them more often now, and we as citizens are going to see even less honesty in politics than we already do.

    If they are who they claim they are, they should step forward and say so to clear the record up. If they aren't willing to step forward, we're left with what looks like a contrived situation, sounds like a contrived circumstance, quacks like a contrived circumstance, and therefore is probably a contrived circumstance.

    A duck is a duck. Until these trackers come forward, it is what it is. No amount of trying to dismiss that will change that reality.

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    Re: Etheridge caught in on-camera confrontation

    Quote Originally Posted by Alastor View Post
    Actually, it matters to me too.

    The situation appears to have been very contrived. The only good these trackers accomplished is that both sides are going to employ them more often now, and we as citizens are going to see even less honesty in politics than we already do.

    If they are who they claim they are, they should step forward and say so to clear the record up. If they aren't willing to step forward, we're left with what looks like a contrived situation, sounds like a contrived circumstance, quacks like a contrived circumstance, and therefore is probably a contrived circumstance.

    A duck is a duck. Until these trackers come forward, it is what it is. No amount of trying to dismiss that will change that reality.
    I can't hold it against these students that they don't want to come forward and be known.

    Here we have 2 students against a Congressman. I don't think I would want to put myself and my family in his crosshairs. He has already shown he has no control over his actions.

    What is to stop him from using his position to hurt the family of these students. IRS or the police or anything else.

    Look what happened to Joe The Plumber. People took it upon themselves to check into his private business and broadcast it to the nation.

    If you remember what it was like to be a 16 or 17 year old and not know anything about anything, I don't think you would be making these kids out to be the worst criminals in the world on the back of this incident.

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    Re: Etheridge caught in on-camera confrontation

    Quote Originally Posted by Mason66 View Post
    I can't hold it against these students that they don't want to come forward and be known.

    Here we have 2 students against a Congressman. I don't think I would want to put myself and my family in his crosshairs.
    I wouldn't either.

    So you and I probably would not wait for him and ambush him with a loaded question and three cameras around us, specifically trying to catch him off-guard as he came out of a meeting someplace other than his normal spot at the Capital.

    Those who are avoiding national attention and don't want the spotlight, usually manage to do so.

    This is the part that raises the questions about the genuine motive of these trackers. They obviously were not seeking to simply have a private conversation with someone. They wanted a reaction. They got one. Why did they want one, and for what reason?

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    Re: Etheridge caught in on-camera confrontation

    Quote Originally Posted by hazlnut View Post
    To me, high schoolers running around trying to act like Hannity are pranksters. They're not doing in any type of serious journalistic endeavor.

    They put their 'school project' up on youtube, DELIBERATELY EDITED (with repeated scenes) to embarrass the Congressman.

    They were PUNKING the congressman. And it worked. Sort of.
    My conspiracy is that they are trying to get internships at Fox News.
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    Re: Etheridge caught in on-camera confrontation

    Quote Originally Posted by Alastor View Post

    This is the part that raises the questions about the genuine motive of these trackers. They obviously were not seeking to simply have a private conversation with someone. They wanted a reaction. They got one. Why did they want one, and for what reason?
    Their motives were rendered irrelvant as soon as the assault took place. These "trackers" as you call them broke no laws, asked no immoral or outrageous question, and did nothing out of the ordinary. Etheridge is 100% at fault and commited a misdemeanor assault - a criminal act. That's all there is to it.
    I think if Thomas Jefferson were looking down, the author of the Bill of Rights, on whats being proposed here, hed agree with it. He would agree that the First Amendment cannot be absolute. - Chuck Schumer (D). Yet, Madison and Mason wrote the Bill of Rights, according to Sheila Jackson Lee, 400 years ago. Yup, it's a fact.


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    Re: Etheridge caught in on-camera confrontation

    Quote Originally Posted by independent_thinker2002 View Post
    My conspiracy is that they are trying to get internships at Fox News.
    And if they were - how would that change the reaction of Etheridge or change the result? My point is... it doesn't matter.
    I think if Thomas Jefferson were looking down, the author of the Bill of Rights, on whats being proposed here, hed agree with it. He would agree that the First Amendment cannot be absolute. - Chuck Schumer (D). Yet, Madison and Mason wrote the Bill of Rights, according to Sheila Jackson Lee, 400 years ago. Yup, it's a fact.


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    Re: Etheridge caught in on-camera confrontation

    Quote Originally Posted by Ockham View Post
    Their motives were rendered irrelvant as soon as the assault took place.
    So one person's actions do excuse another's in your view?

    You also aren't interested in finding out why the claims of the trackers don't make sense? So you're not interested in additional information that may add context?

    You're not interested in the whole story, but just the story that makes the Democrat look bad?

    Fair enough. Each to their own.

    I'm more interested in social progress, truth, and the advancement of humanity than in seeing "my team" "win."

    You're allowed to feel differently, however, and I respect your right to do so.

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    Re: Etheridge caught in on-camera confrontation

    Quote Originally Posted by Alastor View Post
    So one person's actions do excuse another's in your view?

    You also aren't interested in finding out why the claims of the trackers don't make sense? So you're not interested in additional information that may add context?

    You're not interested in the whole story, but just the story that makes the Democrat look bad?

    Fair enough. Each to their own.

    I'm more interested in social progress, truth, and the advancement of humanity than in seeing "my team" "win."

    You're allowed to feel differently, however, and I respect your right to do so.
    We did get the whole story: two immature kids did an immature thing which resulted in an assault by a congressman. The two immature kids might be part of the exposition, but the climax and conclusion of this story remain the same: the congressman behaved very, very badly and in a totally inappropriate way.

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