Another Succesful Week, I Guess

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Real Estate Broker/Owner with Oak Creek Realty Group LLC MO# 1999078273

Sometimes when I'm in a Board of Alderman meeting here in Carl Junction it seems that we've likely done the best we could when all sides of an issue leave mad because we didn't do things the way they wanted. This whole week has been kind of that way.

I posted what I thought was an interesting cartoon from 1948 a couple of days or so back that got me called basically stupid because my grammar and spelling wasn't correct and I showed my belief in God. I was attacked vehemently by one person in particular for being as conservative as I am. That person appeared to have the idea that all evil in the world has been perpetrated by conservatives and how dare we force our will on her.

At the same time in another venue I was being portrayed as a pretend conservative because I took a position on tax credits for Ford Motor Company in St. Louis that said we should look at what's best for the State of Missouri rather than criticizing and opposing the tax credits just because a democrat governor had the idea and the jobs being saved were primarily union jobs.

What an interesting way to wrap up the week. I can't make anyone happy, accept me of course as I do believe in God and I am conservative in my beliefs and I do believe we should actually do what's best for the state and the country, regardless of where an idea comes from rather that continuing to play politics.

So anyone with an issue from me on either side. Get over it, today starts a whole new week and I have a Board of Alderman meeting on Tuesday evening.

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Jason Sardi
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Walter - I know what you mean.  I saw your post and while I didn't think said commenter's response to you was an attack, per se, it was just a disagreement in philosophies.  I actually liked the cartoon and I'm by no means a conservative by the media's or classic definition of.

For the record, I believe in God as well. 

You seem to be a passionate chap and I respect that (whether I agree with you or not) a lot.  I believe that passion breeds ideas, evolution, strength, and success.  And like anything not done in moderation, it has its quirks and failures along the way.

I won't see you at that Board of Alderman meeting, but I'll be around when you post again.

 

 

Jul 18, 2010 10:13 AM #1
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Walter on the road you're traveling more of the world is going to disagree with you ! Maranatha !!!

Jul 18, 2010 10:30 AM #2
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Welcome brother - it comes from the ones who herald freedom of speech - but only their speech!!!

Jul 18, 2010 12:44 PM #3
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Welcome brother - it comes from the ones who herald freedom of speech - but only their speech!!!

Jul 18, 2010 12:44 PM #4
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Don't let it get you down.  The peacful and loving liberals that preach acceptance and tolerance tend to not be that tolerant and accepting of people that don't walk in lockstep with them...

Jul 18, 2010 02:56 PM #5
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Thanks for the encouragement everyone. Its worth the fight but it can be frustrating at times when it seems you get it from every side. The most interesting part is that, outside of this forum at least, most of the times the ones doing the criticizing do little else. They derive all their self worth from the tearing down of other people rather than stepping out and attempting to make anything better themselves.

Jul 18, 2010 03:22 PM #6
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Lane, may I remind you I'm probably considered one of those Liberals.  I'm very tolerant, open, and accepting of things not lockstep with my current wave of thinking.  And this peaceful 'Lib' loves ya;)

Walter - I suppose being a critic is much easier than offering solutions, or at least ideas.  I understand where you are coming from and am equally frustrated.  It's one thing to bitch (it's been done long before us and will be done long after us), but it's another to actually promote ideas to make things better.  Of course, people will bitch about that as well if they don't agree with you ... but I think it is a much better option than tearing down for the sake of tearing down.

Jul 18, 2010 03:30 PM #7
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Thanks Jason. When I first ran for City Council in 2003 I was told it would hurt my business located in the small town where I reside and it did but I can't understand the concept of sit back and whine about things when you can get involved and effect real change.

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I think you held up pretty well Walter.  Just think how boring it would be if we only spoke to like minded people.     

Jul 19, 2010 03:37 AM #9
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Jason - you are one of the bright and shining exceptions...  And you only think you are a liberal...  You are really a misdirected Libertarian.  ;^ ) 

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