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May 14, 2014

G5: Heat 96, Brooklyn 94: Early Wade surge, late miracle rally carry Miami to East finals; plus Heat 3 Stars named, new Dolphins odds, Van Gundy & more

1aa1baby1) It is WEDNESDAY, MAY 14. In The Previous Blogpost (ITPB): LeBron hits 49 in Heat-Nets Game 4, Jose Fernandez injury rocks Marlins, Dolphins draft vote. 2) Join us Twitter @gregcote.

Note to Blog Family: Civility, please? Respect? If your discourse slinks into racism or hate, this is the wrong blog for you. Please don't make me play Censor/Cop and ban people. Play nice!

Click on What Champions Do for my column from the arena off tonight's series-clinching Heat win.

G5: HEAT 96, BROOKLYN 94: MIRACLE RALLY LEADS MIAMI TO EAST FINALS: Do you believe in miracles? Well you do now, dammit. The Heat rallied from eight points down with less than three minutes left, rallied with a closing 14-3 run to eliminate Brooklyn 96-94, win this playoff series 4-1, and advance to the NBA's Eastern finals for the fourth straight year. Dwyane Wade (28 points) provided the early spark and LeBron James (29) was a bulldog, struggling on 6-of-14 shooting but bulling to the rim through tough, tough defense to earn 17 free throws. Ray Allen also came up huge again, when it mattered, hitting the late go-ahead three -- after he'd been 0-for-6 on 3's before then -- and knocking the ball from Joe Johnson's hand on the Nets' last-second possession. Watch for my column from the game, posting online soon. Original post: Miami's 3-1 second-round series lead after LeBron James' 49-point show in Brooklyn Monday means the Nets must win three games in a row, 1aa1lebeyes 1aa1heatnetsg5starting tonight here, to take this series.The odds of that happening are roughly akin to those of Donald Sterling launching a successful 1aa1heatg5one-man show at the Apollo Theater in Harlem. The Nets are done; I think it will end tonight as Miami moves on in the NBA playoffs to await the winner of the Indiana-Washington series now led 3-2 by the Pacers. The Heat are assured more rest than their next foe by winning tonight. The guess is that LeBron will take on a much lesser role offensively tonight and that Dwyane Wade or Chris Bosh (or both) will have their chances for a 20-point night. Pictured: LeBron, with eyes on the prize. The first quarter may be telling tonight. It will indicate whether Brooklyn has fight left or has come to South Beach to lay down.

LeBron/NBA boycott? Threat = pressure: NBA Players Association vice president Roger Mason Jr., a former Heat sub, tells Showtime's Jim Rome in an interview airing tonight that NBA players including LeBron James have told him there will be a player boycott if the L.A. Clippers' Donald Sterling remains an NBA owner when next season begins. It is obvious posturing intended to galvanize and hurry along owners' intentions to oust Sterling. Predictably, dutifully, like a complicit partner, Your Friend the Media has played along with its "LeBron threatens boycott!" scare-headlines. 1) The issue is likely moot because Sterling likely will be gone before next season starts. 2) Even if he isn't, a boycott is extremely unlikely. (Update: LeBron today already began distancing himself from the boycott talk. He said before tonight's game, "A long discussion needs to be held. We'll see what happens.")

Heat Postseason MVP Standings (updated): We name 'Heat 3 Stars' after every playoff game and award points on 3-2-1 basis. Tonight: 1. Dwyane Wade; 2. LeBron James; 3. Ray Allen. Updated standings through nine games, including tonight: LeBron James 22 points, Dwyane Wade 12, Chris Bosh 9, Ray Allen 7, James Jones 2, Chris Andersen 1, Norris Cole 1.

1aa1svgLE BATARD FAILS TO MATCH DETROIT OFFER FOR VAN GUNDY: Stan Van Gundy has accepted a job as Pistons coach and president of basketball ops -- despite the job requiring him to live in or around Detroit. The 5-year, $35 million deal means SVG will be leaving his regular Wednesday radio co-host role on the Dan Le Batard Show. The show failed to keep Van Gundy when he turned down Le Batard's counteroffer of a raise to $100 per week, a free lifetime ESPN The Magazine subscription, limitless 790 The Ticket bumper stickers and a Highly Questionable T-shirt.    

DOLPHINS, NFL POST-DRAFT ODDS: On winning the Super Bowl, via Bovada, it's now Seahawks 6-1, Broncos 7-1, Patriots and 49ers both 15-2 and Packers 12-1, with Miami tied for 21st at 50-1. (Guess Ja'Wuan James has not lit up the wagering public). Offensive rookie picks are Mike Evans at 3-1, Sammy Watkins 4-1 and Johnny Manziel 15-2. Defensive rookie frontrunners are Jadeveon Clowney 2-1 and Khalil Mack 4-1. Michael Sam is expected to make the Rams' opening-day roster, at 2-1.

DYLAN COVERS SINATRA: Bob Dylan on his forthcoming album covers an old and somewhat obscure Frank Sinatra song, Full Moon & Empty Arms. Maybe it is not your flavor. It really isn't mine. But Sinatra was an American original and I'm a big Dylan fan and admirer, so for me it's worth a listen. Here it is:

 

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Greg, concerning your request to "pay nice." To show more respect and civility. You need to recognize your own role by-way-of your own set-up, coated with an inflammatory tone.

When you post "deal with it, America!" You exacerbate the discussion, as that position comes across inflammatory to a broader group of people who do not share your minority views.

You can't have your cake and eat it too...although you're within your right to have someone lick it off. Just don't expect a positive reaction by that.

Greg, that Dylan cover would have been more aptly titled: Sweet And Sour.

You play nice Greg and stop with the liberal agenda crapola. Everyone except for a few trolls hate reading that tired ass sh*t.

Hey Cote,

Maybe if you stop laying down the gauntlet/ or drawing a line in the sand with YOUR OWN OPINIONS, then maybe we will stop doing the same....YOU DEAL WITH IT...

The thought police have gotten to Cote. I was wondering how long it would take before the progressives started their push to censure free speech. There have been a few progressive nazis who have made an attempt to censure free speech here but they were shouted down but the avalanche of censorship continues unabated gaining strength as it barrels downhill destroying everything in its path. Orwell was right at the rate that we're going children will be turning in their parents to the thought police to be interned in re-education camps to be brainwashed. These bastards wont be satisfied until every single American is marching lock step together chanting "Everything is beautiful in its own way...."

AAAAAAARRRRRRRGGGGGGGGGGGGGHHHHHHHHHHHHH!

Feel free to drink a giant Drano cocktail, Cote.

Much like a good communist...

You tell us what we should think & do....
Then if we should have a differing opinion you threaten to censor us.....

WOW thought we lived in the USA where we all had freedom of expression....Oh no thats right if I have a difference of opinion I am an archaic bully.....

He who controls the message controls society. In the internet age the only way for the oligarchs to retain their power is to censor the free flow of ideas. The internet is the most democratic of all institutions it gives every person with access to it the opportunity to "vote with their keyboard" every single day. It is ironic that the very same people who are protesting what they perceive to be limits imposed on potential voters have no problem censuring the free thoughts of those same potential voters on the internet.

Woodcock, phone was dead last night so I just got your message. Looks like the Clippers let the series go last night. How can you be up by double digits with about a minute to go and blow it?!

Wunderbar Cote mein lieber Freund. Der Fuhrer always told me real power is control of thought.

Easy. With 45 seconds left and the Clips up by 7 Chris Paul got the in bound pass and instead of letting them foul him and go to the line he tried to get cute and throw the ball at the rim when Westbrook came to foul him and instead of going to the line he turned it over when Westbrook didn't foul. Then with the Clips holding on to a two point lead Westbrook went to take a 3 with 6 seconds left and Paul fouled him. The kid made three and they took a 1 point lead. The Clips in bounded to Paul and he drove the lane and got the ball stripped, they didn't even get a shot off with 6 seconds left. And that folks is the ball game.

They had the game won. Too bad because they were by far the better team for 47 minutes and 54 seconds. In a way they melted down when a replay went OKC's way in the waning moments. They just had a brain fart and it probably cost them the season.

The internet is the bathroom stall of 20 years ago - it is not the most democratic of all institutions and rarely do its contributors post anything meaningful. I doubt many people here would have the audiciaty to spew the vile garbage they spew on here in person. That is the problem with the internet - people are allowed to say whatever they want without consequence. Many people don't actually believe what they are writing but are just trying to rile everyone else up.

This is a private website not a government-run public forum. Mr. Cote is not a government official and therefore "freedom of speech" does not apply. Freedom of speech means you won't be arrested or subject to government sanctions or restrictions for whatever you say on here. However, Mr. Cote is free to delete whatever he wants just as you are free to leave.

Looks like they're going to be playing basketball well into July. Sports fans will only have to wait about a week till football starts!!

What is meaningful to me may not be meaningful to you.

For example I did not find the last post by Sunny Dee very meaningful even though Sunny likely thought it to be well crafted.

Then there is always someone like you who comes along, Sunny Dee and takes the mantle of arbiter of good taste and righteousness..."contributors rarely post anything meaningful" ooohhh well la-di frickin da...I suppose what you posted is the opposite,right? I've got an idea:go eat a dick...and I'll say that to your face anytime you want. Sanctimonious ass hat...

The more abrasive and insulting this place is,the better...

NBAPA Executive: LeBron James To Lead Player Boycott Next Season If Sterling Still Owns Clippers

http://cleveland.cbslocal.com/2014/05/14/nbapa-executive-lebron-james-to-lead-player-boycott-next-season-if-sterling-still-owns-clippers/

If Lebron leads a players boycott, Adam Silver in one year will have overseen the greatest destruction of a major sports league ever.

Finally, I agree with you on something. You are exactly right, bro. This is the United States of America and thank goodness that we are still free to speak our minds. If ass wipes like Sunny Dee don't like what's being said he can go do something else. Fock him and anyone who wants to censure anyone's right to free speech.

Well said, douche.

That's right Todd I mean what would we do around here without you calling everyone stupid? Most of your posts fall into the meaningless category.

Why do I sense that Sunny Dee is either our host, or perhaps a known ally, adopting an alias to counterpoint the strong response by the community to today's topic.

I don't think my post was very meaningful. It will be forgotten as soon as the next blog entry is posted. However, certainly it was more insightful that what you just posted. You and others on here can't seem to wrap your head around the concept of freedom of speech. Maybe you should crawl out of your mommy's basement (or garage assuming you live in Florida) and attend a high school civics class. Since you love insults, how dumb can you posisbly be to believe that the First Amendment applies to your posts on a privately owned blog? The founding fathers would have you executed for your stupidity.

The silent majority will not stay silent as this incessant totalitarian bull crap continues. The pendulum will swing the other way in a New York minute when people get fed up with this touchy feely political correctness bull crap.

There will always be hate and distrust but the more that you interact with people from groups other than your group things will get better. Here in America in the 21st Century most of us work in a completely integrated work place comprised of people from all walks of life and after spending any amount of time with our co workers we realize that we are all the same. Political correctness grew out of a response to the institutionalized racism that was present here for so long but that pendulum has swung too far, now we are being judged by what we say not what we do. When we start censuring free speech in the name of civility we are doomed.

Woodcock, unfortunately I don't share your responsive vision. As rapidly as technology is developing, it won't be long before a controlling and totalitarian government will deploy a thick cloud 24/7 things like the link below, flying around which will sense non-compliance in a nano-second, then come swarming in to shoot you with little tiny darts filled with Mephobabital to tranquilizer your a**

http://www.startrek.com/legacy_media/images/200511/mov-009-isolinear-tag-drones/320x240.jpg

This blog is possible because of the freedom of the press clause in the constitution. Technology has made letters to the editor happen in real time. The age old editing and selection of which opinions were printed in the newspaper are a thing of the past. If you think that the founding fathers would have supported the censorship of ideas in a newspaper then you don't know much about American history.

Dee's Nuts!

Did you guys just catch what the image Greg just posted above? Am I reading more into it, or does the "no baby on board" imply to let him have it.

OC, although you don't have one Americans own over 500 million guns and many many more rounds of ammunition. End of story. We will engage in a giant civil war before we allow the Government to turn us into slaves. Better dead than red.

Woodcock - I actually agree with your thoughts on policital correctness and agree that it has gone too far. I think the Dolphins were wrong for fining and suspending the player who tweeted after the Michael Sam kiss on ESPN. However, the First Amendment does not protect the Dolphins' player from being fined or suspended by his employer because of something he said. The collective bargaining agreement may, but that is another issue...

The founding fathers would not have supported government censorship of newspapers, but the First Amendment does not prevent the newspaper itself from deciding not to publish a letter. Just like the First Amendment does not prohibit Mr. Cote from deleting blog posts.

I think we can have a civil discussion on here and disagree with one another without being insulting. I wasn't trying to be self-righteous or pompous in my earlier post and apologize if it came across that way. I was just trying to make the point that Mr. Cote can delete blog posts without implicating freedom of speech, and agree with his points that some of the posts on here go too far.

There will always be developments, "countermeasures" which trump established false sense of security.

Yep. Sunny is Cote alright;)

It seems only one poster referenced the First Amendment and he is a bit of a loose cannon anyway. Question is why continue to post about it when no one is talking about it. Implication is that we are not smart enough to know the difference as a group and it's insulting. It's becoming clear that your agenda is to curb thoughts not like your own.

Dee, unfortunately democracy is a messy process, you have to break some eggs to make an omelette. We are much better off enduring the idiotic ramblings of morons rather than goose stepping down the road together to comply with someone else's view of things.

The world has changed. If we can show two men kissing on national TV we can certainly print childish insults leveled at each other like Rundgren and I engage in.

Nigger is a horrible word but it is far less destructive to say the word than to ban the word.

Sorry Woodcock, but the way things are going, it won't be long before your government bans you from eating vanilla ice cream. You will be free however, to choose between chocolate, mango, or green tea ice cream.

Ahahahahahahahaaaaa. The government bans... Bro, there will always be lose cannons like me who wipe their ass every day with what ever the "Gubment" tells me to do.

THANK YOU COTE!!!

PLEASE START BANNING PEOPLE!

The CONSTANT racism out of several regular bloggers here (Mr. Woodcock in particular) is absolutely disgusting and violates the Miami Herald terms of use.

No chance these guys have multiple computers, just ban their IP and they're gone.

It's mostly the non regular posters here that do that and you know it.

So Sunny Dee just wondering how you think the Founding Fathers would view the seizing of private property for unpopular but nonetheless private thoughts. Der Fuhrer thinks it's a wundebar idea.

See what I mean. This ass clown wants to ban my speech. Have a Drano cocktail on me, you freaking totalitarian mongoloid retard.

I'd like to ban your ass forever with a nice one inch grouping .45 cals on your forehead.

Jerkoff.

Woodcock civility and respect please or Greg is tossing you out on your ear.

You can say whatever you want, just not on a privately-run forum that has banned hate speech.

Oh yes throw him out. Better yet put him in a konzentrationslager.

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hey who's the KGB asswipe?..what he thinks we are under Stalin here?

ok then...

CLIPPER MELTDOWN? NBA FIX!!!!!!!!!!

from the two authoritative sources i have, the game was decided by corrupt officiating, the concept of which is nothing new to the ole shadow (now appearing in blackface) when it comes tothe NBA or NFL.

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Overall I think Greg has probably been his own worst enemy when it comes to monitoring the blog. There are thousands of posts that probably should have been removed over the years but they weren't. Now Greg issues a warning and everyone is ranting about personal liberties. Let's just be glad that we have this forum to bs and hang out it won't be here forever and ignoring the trolls is usually the best advice.

What is a troll? Someone with a different opinion? Isn't that what all the uproar is about, allowing others to express their opinions without necessarily agreeing with them?

maybe Kaz was actually banned and we don't even know about it..

yup.


No trolls? I think the uproar is about personal attacks and using language not acceptable in a public forum. Opinions are fine.

That is as good a theory as any FZB but knowing him he would have come back under a different name. Sometimes I think he still posts here. A complex guy he was a douche one minute and then nice the next. People obviously miss him because he is still talked about.

so in order for us to sort of play nice we need a list of the nono words that won't allowed no moe..how bout it Cote?..

ps-please stop posting photos of two girly guys french kissing since is totally disgusting.

gracias

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There is no such thing as hate speech you moron! That's why the ACLU sued the City of Skokie you idiot. And they sued to allow the constitutionally protected right of the freaking Nazis to march and exercise their freedoms of speech and assembly. This is a public forum in a newspaper which operates over the public airwaves you moron! You youngsters better get your heads' out of your assess and stop shooting space aliens on your video game and start paying freaking attention as your rights are taken away from you every single day.

Jack assess.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/National_Socialist_Party_of_America_v._Village_of_Skokie

So, I guess it's perfectly OK to show two guys sucking face to minors, right Cote?

The only way to stop this evisceration of freedom of speech is to sue.

It's the world according to Greg Woodcock we're just passengers on this little trip.

As Cote suggested I just finished sending a strong letter of complaint to miamifeedback@miamiherald.com.

Any attempt to infringe on anyone's rights of free speech on this forum will be met by appropriate legal action against the McClatchy Company and the Miami Herald.

take a deep breath Wood's?..relax amigo..

"All that has to happen for evil to triumph is for good men to do nothing."

That's why you and I are here, FZB.

Millions of Gallons of American blood have been spilled to protect individual rights in this country. If you let them get away with this what's next?

Woodcock I am worried about you.

Don't be, BB. I have more time and money than I know what to do with. I really couldn't give a damn. But if you boys want to let them run rough shod over you that's your right. Not me. People like Cote and his ilk are the reason that the Revolutionary War was fought in the first place. Nothing but a bunch of toddy sipping freedom hating leeches.

1. Yes, there is such thing as hate speech. It's a federal crime.

2. You don't have any legal footing to stand on. The Miami Herald has no obligation to provide a forum for racism and bigotry, you've agreed to the terms of agreement by posting here, you can and should be banned.

3. No where in the first amendment does it say people are required to facilitate your hate speech. You are of course free to go to any street corner and rave against black people to your heart's content. Of course you're too big of a wimp to say any of the hateful things you say here in real life...

PftG,

You're an idiot. Post something of substance or STFU.

Shadow, are you still having problems going blue? As only one of the few members of the Blue Man Group, I feel compelled to try to help.

I'd like to ban your ass forever with a nice one inch grouping .45 cals on your forehead.

Jerkoff.

Posted by: Mr. Woodcock | May 14, 2014 at 02:24 PM

Hehe..this asswipe PFTG is really getting on my nerves...say buddy..who die and put you in charge ?...so all of a sudden you are the blog's cencorship police?

Douche...

Ps..I hope I don't get banned for using that word.

If Cote bans the Wood's-Ter on account of this jerk I'm done with the blog too...

I wouldn't worry, FZ. Cote knows only too well where his bread is buttered. Were he to lay down the gauntlet, it would not just be you walking away from his blog. He would instantly go from being Mr. Popularity to trolling followers out of Steve Rothaus' blog. Not that there's anything wrong with that, just that he would be hard pressed finding quality posters. And it goes without saying that Mr. Grumpy above does not a house build.

What a game! The Heat, what a team. Pat Riley, the Godfather, just sitting there with a big smile on his face. Getting Ray Allen was the last piece to the Patek Phillipe gem of a team that Riles now has on the floor.

And of course the crown jewel is Mr. James.

The road to the NBA championship runs through Miami.

Jr., pay close attention to the second paragraph below.

Constitutional framework[edit]
The 1789 Constitution of the United States of America dealt only with the three heads of power—legislative, executive, and judicial—and sketched the basic outlines of federalism in the last four articles. The protection of civil rights was not written into the original Constitution but was added two years later with the Bill of Rights, implemented as several amendments to the Constitution. The First Amendment, ratified December 15, 1791, states:

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.

Although this section is written only to apply to the federal congress (i.e. the legislative branch), the 14th Amendment, ratified on July 9, 1868, works to extend this protection to laws of the states as well.

That second paragraph above, The First Amendment, is why our enemies hate us. It's those 45 words that makes us better than any other country in the world.........

Man some of you guys need to chill.This is about sports and fun...you know ...lighthearted stuff.It s only games here that we all loved playing when we were youngsters.

Good comeback by the Heat..Now they get to rest for a few days ...go Wizards!

Night ye all..

True that, FZ. I'm satisfied.

Good night.

Great win for the Heat! Jesus delivers again. In your mug Garnett!

Heat Pacers will be very interesting...

I'd like to ban your ass forever with a nice one inch grouping .45 cals on your forehead.

Jerkoff.

Posted by: Mr. Woodcock | May 14, 2014 at 02:24 PM

Posted by: Death threats = substance? | May 14, 2014 at 09:03 PM

That's not a death threat SFB. By the way SFB stands for ShitForBrains. Not hate speech, accurate speech.

wade. 28 points on 10-of-18 shooting.. hey baby, didn't you say he was done?
how did it feel seeing ray allen knock those celtic knuckleheads into retirement?
and to think, if the celtic's organization was as loyal as miami's, we would never have gotten ray allen!

please link us to a boston.com article about that!

where are the geniuses that said this series was going 6 or 7 or that brooklyn would win?
now sit back and watch what we do to indiana, if they can even get past washington.
i LOVE THE PLAYOFFS! GO MIAMI!


Much like a good communist...

You tell us what we should think & do....
Then if we should have a differing opinion you threaten to censor us.....

WOW thought we lived in the USA where we all had freedom of expression....Oh no thats right if I have a difference of opinion I am an archaic bully.....

Posted by: Orange Bowl 4ever | May 14, 2014 at 11:57 AM

Post of The night...............

Mr Woodcock is speaking truth here...so much in fact,I don't even feel like busting his balls anymore.And that is all any of this is.Just some ball busting.Never personal.So don't get your panties all in a bunch there,BB ya big sissy :-)

oh and BB thanks for counting out Wade.That is the best thing anyone can ever do to motivate that guy.Year after year it happens and people neve learn.
David knew what was up from the get go.I predicted Heat in 5 and it was the easiest prediction I ever made.


Great clutch win by the Heat as pulled off another close win to finish off the Nets.The Heat now get valuable rest as they get ready for the thug like ball the Pacers like to play.I hate censorship period and it occurs to left wing people too(see Dixie Chicks,Bill Maher durng the pre second Iraq War buildup or actress Eartha Kitt when she criticized the Vietnam War in front of Lady Bird Johnson)but some of the blogs recently have gotten out of hand with anti Gay,Black and Cuban comments.Greg Cote has been too tolerant on nasty,racist blogs that often have little to do with the subject that Cote has written about.I love reading different opinions on the Dolphins,Heat,Marlins and Canes and when one gives a intelligent thoughtful mature view sometimes I will change my opinion so fellow bloggers lets get classy so we can keep the censors at bay.

Agree....that most bloggers CAN be more mature with the way they express themselves.Many are not classy responses that thed d never make alone in front of a public forum.Here, most can hide on the Internet and be beyond rude and borderline obscene the majority of their comments.Not a moralist but just talking about being civil in a civilized society.Good thing all these bloggers are not forced to live together on a small island.They d ALL have guns then - or need to.I know - that s another constitutional right.Anyway....Great to see the Heat win and watch them rise to the challenge as true Champions do.

Y'all don't deserve Ray Ray a bigger traitor there never was.

Todd sounds like that pu$$y dashi.

Has anyone else ever noticed that right wingers have no clue what the first amendment means?

All it says is that you have freedom of speech, it doesn't mean you're free from the consequences.

Every time this comes up, Duck people, Paula Deen, Donald Sterling, right wingers come out and say, "they have the right to say whatever they want!".

Well yea, they do. No one's arresting them for saying those things, get it? But they're not free from the consequence of their words.

You're a genius did you learn that listening to NPR?

I know it's pretty obvious, which is why it's funny that right wingers are too dumb to grasp it.

Thanks Dude. As you well know if we were in middle school our argument would have been settled in the Food Fair parking lot at 3:00. We would have thrown down and become friends afterwards.

You are absolutely right about Dwayne Wade. He has to be one of the least respected superstars to ever play in the Association.

Duh, your IQ must be in the single digits. Context is everything. We've all know that you cannot yell fire in a crowded theater. The point that many of us have made here is when the line is crossed and you "pay the consequences " when all you did was yell fire when you finally got the fireplace lit in your own home.

Woodcock

He's too stupid to understand that concept. Liberals want thought control. Everyone thinks their way or they're demonized as a racist, misogynist, homophobe, anti-immigrant, tree hater, or whatever is the cause of the week. Now private thoughts are being sanctioned by forced removal of private property. I don't care how disgusting the private thought........sanctioning those thoughts puts as all at risk. But asking the feeble minded to understand that notion is just a bridge too far.

Start kicking us regulars off here and won't be a blog worth reading. What is viewed as offensive is what ones opinion is. Like art, entertainment, opinions on what is "offensive or even tasteful varies. I have been insulted (like all regulars) have occasionally but I'm a grown up usually get a laugh out of insults. If you don't like what you read, skim over it or go somewhere else. As far as host extraordinary Cote goes, calling tax paying & law abiding citizens "Tea Baggers" is INTENDED to be a slur & should look in the mirror. Throwing pictures & topics out there KNOWING what our comments will be is baiting the trap & then trying to spank us for what you intended all along. Can only speak for myself but he'll ya- I will voice my opinion in person.

#1 context is everything, this is a private forum, the Herald has every right to keep racist hate speech off it's blogs.

#2 this blog is already not worth reading, it's the same five losers circle jerking each other all day with low-effort, low-thought, right wing talking points. Nothing would change if you five losers stopped posting here, Cote doesn't need you to get his hits and OBVIOUSLY by the zero amount of outside traffic here no one's interested in what you're saying anyway.

You are. Think about that in the context of your comment. If you can...think that is.

Tom, he's like one of those clowns who wait on hold for 4 hours and when they finally get on the radio show they say, "I think you're an idiot, everything that you say on the show sucks and I won't listen anymore....."

He he.

duh:Tks for pointing out about the 5 guys on the ol blog here.I see.

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