Welcome to thebackpacker.com
create account login
To add this thread as a favorites, you need to first login.
Yes, I am, I admit it.
“Well, I learned something today, whoo hoo. The person who compared me to bacpac was trying to call me mean for tormenting a troll. Now, only one million more subtle clues to pick up on, and then I'll know what everyone is saying when I read their posts. Good thing I have no life outside of backpacking, planning backpacks, talking about bp-ing, posting trip reports, replying to the replies of my original reply to someone's post, etc. I'll probably be divorced by then, but hey, at least I have my priorities straight! LOL. What a great bunch of characters here. I feel like I'm watching "...Mad, mad mad mad world".”
“You just may not be a troll.
Welcome to the wild world of TT.”
“GREAT post Slugman, you just may fit in here, unless, of course, you wise up sooner and leave.”
“One can become addicted to TT. ;)”
“I cant leave this dam place.”
“I cant leave this dam place.”
“What's a POV?”
“If I am a troll, then I am diabolically clever! Just think, I spent two years posting 85 trip reports at wta.org, posted over 1,000 times at nwhikers.net, wrote and submitted an article here that was published, and faked pictures of myself for several hiking websites, including the members pictures page at the "other" site, just to fool some folks here! Bwahahahhaaha! My plan is succeeding, soon the whole world will believe I am really Slugman, The World's Slowest Hiker! Too bad there's no money in it! StoveStomper, thanks for the welcome. I'm going to like it here, methinks.”
“Hey, Sluggo! Hop on board and hang on for the ride. Ignore the purists, like Chili, and let your posts rip. You a lib or a neo-con?”
“POV= point of view.
Neo-con? NEO-CON? Over my dead body! I am a radical moderate who despises the politics of neo-cons, but I don't hate them personally, and will be polite to them on all hiking-related threads. Peace!”
“This guy seems pretty alright. Welcome aboard Slugman!”
“neo-con? Is that a clever way of calling a conservative something else?”
“Well, if conservatives actually ever conserved anything, like our environment or budget surplusses, then I would use that term. Neo-cons seem more like people who throw Molitov coctails on a bonfire. But I'm sure many are good people at heart, so I won't hold their beliefs against them, unless of course they worship Satan, I mean Rush "liar, criminal, drug addict, child-abuser, false accuser, egotist" Limbaugh! Then it's go time, baby! LOL”
Maybe I need a refresher
“What's a "radical moderate"”
“Be prepared to be called a liberal, if you are a moderate. Nice posts.”
“Call me a liberal, call me a moderate, call me a hypocrite, call me left, just remember:
Two lefts don't make a right, Three lefts do!”
“I don't see any reason to drag my name into this thread.”
“Welcome to TT I hope you have fun here and make lots of new backpacking friends!
“A radical moderate is me, slugman. No one else is allowed! LOL.
Seriously now: When people think of moderates, they think of easy-going people with no strong opinions. I truly despise the dirty tricks and backstabbing and freedom-hating of neo-cons. I think that Bush has committed more than enough offences against America to deserve impeachment, but what Republican would vote for it? He could be caught procuring children for Michael Jackson and still be okey-dokey with neo-cons. However, I am not a liberal because I refuse to toe the line on their agenda, either. I believe that the second amendment really does confer the individual a right to bear arms, and I despise Democrats who sink to the same level as Republicans. Example: Jim McDermott's stating that Saddam's capture was potically timed. Maybe it was, I wouldn't put it past the shrub, but where's the evidence? And to say something like that without evidence is to bring disgrace to the Democratic party. I often feel politics is like having to choose between well-meaning people who are money wasters and screw up all the time (Democrats), and mean-spirited people who secretly worship Hitler (Republicans). So I am a radical moderate. Now that Republicans are money-wasters too, the last reason to like one is gone. John McCain is the only decent Republican I can name. If we had Democrats in control of both houses of Congress, I would vote for McCain for President. These political views make me spectacularly unpopular with both parties, so i say, "A pox on BOTH your houses!". (sorry, billy boy).”
Riddle Me This...
“Q. - Why did God give women legs?”
“Name one impeachable offense.”
I'm a clueless oldie moderate liberal so WTF!! LOL.. nice posts.
Welcome to the real site of Bp'ing knowledge. You'll play with the best here.........NJpacker”
“Buddur - to go bring me a beer.
NJPacker - does packer refer to backpacker or packin' heat?”
“Sorry to drag you into this thread, bacpac. I was just illustrating a point, that comparing a newbie to a long-time member is lost on the newbie. In the current troll thread, someone said I was hatin' on the suspected troll. They then said "bacpac has found a friend", and I had no clue what that meant. Then in another post, someone refered to bacpac as a frequently-mean person, so then I got the reference. I have NO IDEA AT ALL if they have characterized you fairly or not, or even if they were kidding or not. Perhaps they were teasing you because you're always so nice, I don't know. That was my point.”
“What thread was this on?”
“Name one offence? How about lying with every word out of his mouth since the day he took office? How about ordering his advisors to give him cooked data on Iraq, then when caught in his lie, simply blaming those advisors? How about starting a war of agression under completely false pretenses? Or how about when he said, and I quote, "The majority of the tax cuts to those at the bottom", when the top 10% of Americans got over 50%? Isn't lying to the American people what got Clinton into so much trouble? Neo-cons believe there is only one element to character, that is "how conservative are you". Like Ann "satan" Coulter saying Joseph McCarthy was a fine and dandy American. Sheesh.”
“slugman - are you a shakespeare fan? I sense an Elisabethan tone in some of your statements. :-)
Welcome aboard! Hike on!”
“bacpac, that was in the "I am not a troll thread". Then it was mentioned again in "typical trail talk day". I assure you I had no intention of slamming you in any way. My poorly-expressed point was that I don't know you, so if someone compares me to you, I can't tell if they're kidding, or what it means at all. My sincere appologies for using you as an example in this way.”
Impeach for lying?
“We would never have a Prez! That's like impeaching a Prez for being immoral!”
“Hey, Phaedy, time to shave.”
“Boy, quote Shakespear ONE TIME, use the word "methinks", and suddenly I'm an Elizabethan! The horrors of stereotyping! Yoiks! Hoist by my own petard!”
“Gotta run for now, the wife just called from the park, and she forgot bags for the dog's do-do. Sluggy to the rescue!”
“Director of the CIA has publicly refuted your claims of Bush manipulating intelligence. Good luck finding a credible source to substantiate your claim.
Please provide a source that rich Americans recieved a 50% tax break. It never happened.
Ann Coulter? McCarthy???
Again, name one impeachable offense.
Please don't drag unrelated people, some of whom are dead, into this discussion.
Name one impeachable offense that actually occured. Not something you think may have occured.”
“Possibly both...I never pack while on the trail but I work at a prison and sometimes pack in my locale due to some less than desirable relationships at work.
“Let's ask GW about his sexual past, why don't we?”
Bush Manipulating intelligence
“Was documented as one of the top 10 censored stories of the year. I just saw it referenced in this months Utne but can't remember the site. I believe it was from a site/journal called "...censored...", "censoredstories(?)... something”
Where did slugman come from?”
“Ha, I was right. And a knight in shining armor to boot. Rescues yon fair wench with baggies for the hound! Plus how else would he know how to use the word petard??
I like this newbie already!”
“Well we can only hope that his ability to defend his outrageous accusations against the President of the United States is as robust as his ability of providing feces bags for his wife.”
“OK, back from the (clean) park. Now where were we? Oh, yeah the shrub being a born liar.
#1, my comments on Ann "satan" Coulter were part of a too-sudden topic change. I was refering to neo-cons' confusing conservatism with character, not the shrub's being a pathological liar. Sorry for the confusion.
Now, if I was a stooge for the DNC, would I have slammed Jim McDermott? I don't think so. Let's try to keep the bias claims to planet earth, shall we? Besides, the DNC would ban me for my gun stance alone.
Now, as far as Bush massaging data to match his agenda, this has been proven on so many occasions that I won't live long enough to document them all, even if I was so inclined. I read the Seattle Times, a paper owned and micro-managed by a union-busting Nazi named Frank Blethen. There is no possibilty of a "liberal media bias" existing in der furher's paper, believe me. So when they publish stories, albeit buried on the back page, about how non-partisan groups conclude that shrub uses phony advice to cover his lies to America, I believe it, and I know the truth is probably much worse. (this was just this week). And maybe you've heard of Paul O'Neil? He said much the same thing, and neo-cons loved him not too long ago. But, he refused to knuckle under to lies, so out he goes! After I post this, I will look up the recent article about data massaging related to the war. He has also massaged other data, relating to global warming, mercury poisoning, ANWR, everything, really. It's not my fault that he lies so much, I can't keep track of them all!”
“a massage sounds good right about now”
“I'd provide a feces bag for the shrub, but that would be a big bag!
The only outrageous accusations I've heard about a president in the last decade or so came from neo-con attacks on Clinton. Ever heard of Vince Foster?”
“Get yer hands out of yer pants, StormBringer!”
“I don't expect you to list all of the editorials you have waded through. I am just looking for one piece of credible evidence.
At least a link I can refute.”
“Anyway, the point of this thread was to discuss the problem new members have decoding all the banter. I do not suggest that anyone change anything they do, just that if a comment is intended for said newbie, and the commenter wants the newbie to understand it, then a little explanatory comment would help. Since the neo-cons are so desirous that I make a post detailing some of the shrub's worst transgressions, I'll get right on it for them. But that kind of thing takes a little time, since they want sources quoted and all. I do not consume myself with politics constantly, just occasionally. I mostly like to talk about hiking and bp-ing. One thing I won't do is to constantly bring up someone's politics in non-political threads. I am willing to be friendly and respectfull to EVERY member here. But may I ask a question? What is the all-consuming passion for "troll-hunts" all about? Just asking so that I can understand, not making any point about it. Thanks, all.”
“If you are going to boor us with innuendo and editorial comments that is not really new or 'newbie'.
So if you are not new, then you might be a....
Post a MessageIn order to post a response to this thread you must first be logged in. If you do not already have an account, you must first create a new account.
Ready to Buy Gear?
Great Outdoor Sites