Editor,

1). You follow and support your cult leader 100%, no matter what;

2). The cult leader does the thinking for you, not you;

3). If there is something you don’t understand, deny it, whether it is science, facts or common sense, except what your cult leader presents as truth;

4). Anyone breaking these basic rules, must be shunned;

5). Your cult leader never lies! He always speaks the truth, whether you understand it or not;

6). Whatever your cult’s opposition tries to do, reject it, no matter what; and

7). Whatever your cult is being accused of, blame your opposition for it.

Jorg Aadahl

San Mateo

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Wilfred Fernandez Jr

Mr. Aadahl,

During my work years I was frequently asked for the secret of my success. The answer I provided tended to confound those inquiring. I would say, "Thanks be to God, my competition makes me look good." You continue the favor.

My replies follow what you say,

1). You follow and support your cult leader 100%, no matter what;

As do people like you? When have you posted a negative comment about one of your leaders?

2). The cult leader does the thinking for you, not you;

Where have you hidden an original thought that is not a regurgitation of the media you follow?

3). If there is something you don’t understand, deny it, whether it is science, facts or common sense, except what your cult leader presents as truth;

This thought is so absent any understanding that it merits no reply. Perhaps it was a Norwegian thought you mistranslated to English. So I'll give you a pass.

4). Anyone breaking these basic rules, must be shunned;

Such as women, people of color and those in the LGBTQ community that don't tow the Democratic Party line?

5). Your cult leader never lies! He always speaks the truth, whether you understand it or not;

Would this include heroes of the left?

https://slate.com/news-and-politics/1998/09/bill-clinton-and-the-meaning-of-is.html

https://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/fact-checker/post/president-obamas-claim-that-insurance-premiums-will-go-down/2012/08/09/424048f2-e245-11e1-a25e-15067bb31849_blog.html

https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/politics/washington-post-fact-checker-gives-up-on-recording-bidens-lies/ar-BB1gjze8?ocid=uxbndlbing

6). Whatever your cult’s opposition tries to do, reject it, no matter what; and

Biden rejecting the immigration policy of Trump comes to mind.

7). Whatever your cult is being accused of, blame your opposition for it.

As Obama repeated did and Biden currently does?

Come on man, show us you are not a lemming. 😭

Ray Fowler

OMG! Too, too much...

Your comments show so much finesse... a mix of art and science. I came at Jorg's posting like a brawler... straight ahead... keep moving forward. I was Joe Frazier. Then, Wilfredo enters the ring... a virtuoso of fancy footwork and lightning combinations. Easily, the Muhammad Ali to my Frazier. Lest we forget, Ali prevailed.

Wilfred Fernandez Jr

😶

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Tafhdyd

Good evening Wilfred,

I have been trying to stay out of this contest of urination as I told Ray yesterday. I guess I will have to throw in my 2 ounces worth. You know that everything said on one side of the aisle works just as well for the other side of the aisle. It has been entertaining if nothing else reading the back and forth.

As for your number 4, Liz Cheney comes to mind. For number 5 about the fact checker gives up. It may be my naivety or maybe I misunderstood what I read, but to me I thought they meant that there were not enough lies to check as opposed to needing to check 24 hours a day to just break even on the number of lies from Donald. Number 6 about rejecting the opposition. The reality of losing the election comes to mind. Donald’s minions continue to believe the big lie that Trump won. IMO Trump knows he lost but being a professional conman he continues to spread the fertilizer because he knows his gullible followers will send money to him thinking he will run again or to help with his legal fees.

Anyway, that is about it for tonight. I need to go check my supply of Double Oaked:).

Wilfred Fernandez Jr

Hello Tafhdyd,

For the most part, we agree on your elaborations. Where we part ways is inconsequential to the valid points you make. 👊

Mike O.

I told Jorg that telling the truth about Trump and Republican supporters would bring out the right-wing hypocrites. Only self-centered hypocritical liars, cheaters and criminals support self-centered hypocritical liars, cheaters and criminals like Trump and the Republicans. You and Ray just proved it. I respect everyone's right to their own opinions, but, I, like the majority of people have no respect for people who lie, make things up, spin or try to re-write history, just to make their opinion(s) sound correct. Best of luck with that.

Wilfred Fernandez Jr

Mr. O.,

Welcome to the discussion. I do not recall having previously read your thoughts. That being the case, I do not yet have a measure of the man you are. Until then, understand this about me. I do not suffer fools and I choose not to be disagreeable with fellow patriots. They say birds of a feather, flock together. Judging from this post, you and Jorg are birds of a feather. Best of luck with that. As for me, I'm proud to be associated to Mr. Fowler.

Ray Fowler

Hello, Mike

Happy Mother's Day to everyone, especially to all the women in our lives that make every day special...

You wrote, "I respect everyone's right to their own opinions... " It really doesn't look that way. Then, you added those "who lie, make things up, spin or try to re-write history" essentially do not deserve respect. We'll come back to that...

Jorg and other left leaning readers who frequent these pages have a propensity for stating a position... and that's totally OK... but they have a tendency to go off the grid if their position is questioned or they are asked to support their point of view with some rationale or evidence that is credible, accurate and relevant. They just scurry away...

Another favorite tactic of those on the left side of the aisle is to censor a point of view they don't like. Your friend, Jorg, has a lot of experience with just omitting an opinion or facts that he will not or cannot answer. He will say that such a response would be a waste of his time or that someone else's opinion is simply not worthy of a reply. That's a pretty thin explanation for cancelling someone else's perspective because you cannot form a cogent response, especially when you claim to invite ALL points of view "for the world to see!"

Another favorite tactic is... if the law is not on your side and the facts are not on your side, start calling your opponent names and make personal attacks. Pols have used this tactic for decades (actually for centuries), but pols do not frequent these pages. The folks posting in this forum are regular guys and gals who may live in San Mateo or San Carlos. Yes, it can be very tempting to be snarky at times, but injecting pure insults into a conversation does not move the debate forward. Calling your ideological opponents uneducated, un-American, and racist is just plain intellectually dishonest. So would saying others with a point of view that does not conform to your political bent are liars and that they deserve no respect... as you did.

I was a card carrying, bag totin' Democrat for over 30 years. The party left me... but I did not feel like the Republican Party was the answer. So, as a right leaning centrist and libertarian (with a lowercase L)... I registered No Party Preference (known as "declined to state" in olden times). Since then, I have voted for Republicans and Democrats... even Barack Obama... once.

I have stated in these pages over and over again that I disagree with some things said and done by Donald Trump. And even though I am not a Joe Biden fan, I cannot criticize everything he has said or done. That would not be fair. The left famously proclaims, "Trump's a liar!" And yes... he does exaggerate, shape facts, and sometimes just makes up things. But... does Joe lie? He was awarded four pinocchios (that's the highest rating) by a newspaper owned by Jeff Bezos for lying about Georgia's voting laws. When advised about the untruth... he repeated it. The lie about Georgia's law supported the Progressive Democrats' narrative that conservatives are suppressing votes, especially votes by African Americans. Joe further uses this false rhetoric to support his claims that the Georgia law is a return to the days of Jim Crow. Skrrrrip! (sound of stylus on vinyl) What the what?! Why do rank and file Democrats accept such ackamarackus? Remember, this is the president of unity... Do you recall late in the campaign when Joe said Americans don't deserve to know his stance on court packing? It's probably more challenging to unify a people when you are not honest with them. Somebody on the left should mention that to Joe.

But... it's Sunday. Let's put redemption on the table.

Jorg presented his "Radical Republican" credo on Friday. It was more of the same and exactly what we have come to expect from him. I responded with a "Progressive Democrat" credo, but unlike Jorg, I included examples in the Progressive Democrat credo and have since asked for a response. Basically... please explain why the Progressive Democrat credo is false and without merit. Looks like Jorg has scurried away. Would you care to respond?

You'll note the Democrat credo references events and policies affecting all Americans, today. Do you have any rebuttal to the Progressive Democrats' positions on last summer's riots, court packing, preference for teachers unions over kids, overt racism directed against those who do not agree with Progressive Democrats, false statements to the press, carving out pro-Democrat political enclaves, and the border fiasco?

One last thing... when will the Vice President hold a news conference to tell the American people what the Biden administration plans to do about the border crisis created by the current administration? It's been more than a month and half since she was appointed by the President to start fixing border problems.

Terence Y

Too good, Wilfred. You and Ray have done a great job of defining the commandments. But it sounds like yours and Ray’s Friday and Saturday SmackDowns have caused Jorg to call in another tag team partner. Unfortunately, it appears Mr. O is following Wilfred's commandment #7. I guess Mr. O thinks a TDS-rant and disdain for the truth will give them the win. Let’s hope Mr. O is not a lemming, although his LTEs tend to lead us to the opposite conclusion.

Wilfred Fernandez Jr

Mi amigo Terence,

As I like to say, the truth is the truth; it's undeniable and inevitable. I have long sought a validation of Jorg's superior intellect. Unable to produce it himself, he resorted to Mike O. We shall see to what end.

Terence Y

Jorg, thank you so much for a list of the Democrat commandments. However, you forgot to add, “If you can’t beat them, cheat them.” BTW, can Democrat sheep purchase a version etched in stone, or sheepskin, for the poorer folks affected by Democrat spending boondoggles?

Jorg

Thanks, TY! That’s a good one! Sorry I forgot what should have been

8) If you can’t beat the opposition, despite your Cult leader’s efforts, cheat!

That’s what Republicans are exceptionally good at!

Terence Y

Thanks, Jorg, you reminded me of another gem to add to your Democrat commandments, “Do as Democrats say, not as we do.” Democrats are exceptionally good at it. To wit, your imperious Governor Newsom.

Ray Fowler

Hello, Jorg

Good to see you back; I was beginning to worry...

Just wanted to alert you to a huge typo in your LTE, today... it looks like the DJ staff may have erred by not inserting "Progressive Democrat" into the subject line.

While you did not credit a source for the seven-point credo, I'm guessing it may have come from your favorite news source... MSNBC and the network's live stream audio. The credo certainly captures the left's ideology and how its adherents can support the left's cult of personalities on a daily basis...

Anyway, it's good to see you back and to know you didn't go careening across a tectonic plate and skid off the flat earth you frequently mention in your comments.

Jorg

Thanks, Ray! You made my day!

Ray Fowler

Only too happy to oblige...

Progressive Democrat cult credo:

1) You follow and support your cult leader 100%, no matter what… even when the cult leader fails to condemn a summer of death and unlawful destruction on American city streets.

2) The cult leader does the thinking for you… remember the American people do not deserve to know the cult leader’s position on things like court packing.

3) If there is something you do not understand, deny it, whether it is science, facts or common sense… because what do physicians know about science and opening schools? Cult followers will obey the wishes of unions which contribute to cult candidates.

4) Anyone breaking these basic rules, must be shunned… especially a black senator who rejects the cult’s claims of systemic racism. Cult followers can start shunning the senator by hurling racial epithets at him.

5) Your cult leader never lies! He always speaks the truth… even when a major media outlet owned by the cult says the leader is lying about voting law reforms and voter ID requirements.

6) Whatever your cult’s opposition tries to do, reject it, no matter what… and it matters none that the American people do not agree with the cult’s attempt to create a new state strictly for political advantage.

7) Whatever your cult is being accused of, blame your opposition for it… just like the border crisis.

Tafhdyd

Ray,

I am trying to stay out of this dog and pony show but you are forcing me to bend my elbow before 5 o'clock rather than stir the pot. BTW, was my second clue of any help about what I was referring to?

Ray Fowler

Hey, Jorg

Re: your cult leader... one press conference since taking office? In the news today, the cult leader's press secretary acknowledged that she does not recommend that the cult leader take impromptu questions from reporters, and has said to him a lot of times "don't take questions."

But what about the cult leader's pinch hitter? When is she going to take questions on the border crisis... it's been 44 days.

Should we add an eighth item to the Progressive Dem credo? Dodge media queries and when in doubt... just say, "I see nothing!"

Ray Fowler

Hello, Jorg

I noticed that you posted an amended "Republican" cult credo on your blog site. Looks like you added an eighth item alleging that Republicans are cheaters. I would just respond by asking... if they are such cheaters of the magnitude you suggest, then why did they lose the 2020 election?

I have decided to comment here. Why? Your blog site states, "Feel free to comment, - for the rest of the world to see!" However, you censor and delete content that challenges your perspective. That's a fact. Your proclivity for suppressing the words of others is exactly in line with the real Progressive Democrat credo which includes casting aside the First Amendment. I'm sure Mark Zuckerberg and Jack Dorsey must be proud of you.

Here we go... with a little levity.

Let's say medical science develops a way to extend our life span to 200+ years. What will our world look like? Will the future be dystopian or will we live on unicorn ranches while raising puppies and butterflies? However, regardless of what things may look like 100 years from now... you will still be publishing your screeds against former presidents Bush, Trump and Obama. (In this scenario, Barack's great-great-granddaughter is elected in an upset in 2116... as a Republican.)

Your version of a Republican credo is a not so veiled repackaging of your contempt for Donald Trump. Your dislike of him is well established. That's OK... that's your prerogative. But I've just got to wonder... when will you come into today's debate? When will you venture into the 2020s?

I presented a Progressive Democrat credo in these pages, yesterday. You'll note it references events and policies affecting all Americans, today. Do you have any rebuttal to your cult's positions on last summer's riots, court packing, preference for teachers unions over kids, overt racism against those who do not agree with your cult, false statements to the press, carving out pro-cult political enclaves, and the border fiasco?

Tafhdyd

Ray,

It looks like a nice day out so I will refrain from commenting on this one in an effort to keep it a nice day. I will only say that not referring to your comment, in this case, I am sure it is not a typo.

Ray Fowler

Yes... in this case... it was MY sarcasm that was showing.

Tafhdyd

Ray,

I may have been a little too vague with my clue. About a week ago you checked on Grover Cleveland and forwarded you on to Google.

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