C-Ya! Wouldn't wanna B-Ya!

The longer the GOP talking point clown is gone the better off the NewsTimes readers will be:
News Times Live Online Editor: "(Political reporter/blogger Fred Lucas, by the way, moved onto greener pastures. He's covering the feds down in Washington, D.C. His blog is on hiatus for the moment.)"

Fred Lucas has to be one of the worst abusers of the written word in the local area. As long as he is gone it frees up a lot of Blogging time that was previously wasted correcting his second rate Rovian spin.

It is safe to assume that Lucas is in Washington to get his lips closer to the Bush ass that continuously refills his koolaide dispenser. Suck it up Freddie! But you are already full of it.


Anonymous said...

Hey, Lucas is a good guy and covering politics isn't about popularity, it's about covering the news. Democrats complained he kissed GOP butt and Republicans called him a *gasp* liberal. So if he managed to tick off people on both sides of the political spectrum, he was doing a good job.

By the way, it's hard to take you seriously when you have a spelling error in your header. I guarantee you do.

Connecticut Man 1 said...

Please anon... This issue has been laid to rest already. Calling him liberal is as pathetic as hiding behind illogical anonymous comments and not backing them up with facts. And calling GOP talking points "news" is even more pathetic.

Spelling? PFFFFFT! I know how to spell "See you! I would not want to be you!" I also know a GOP talking point when I read one. If your point is to attack the messanger then feel free to refer to the title, because you have said nothing worthy of serious consideration.

Fuzzy Turtle said...

Eugene.. is that you HHAHAHAHAHA....

get over it. Lucas is a Republican apologist. Always was, always will be.

Anonymous said...

Hey CTman,

Where did I use the word "liberal?" You're invoking a "straw man" argument because you have an ax to grind.

A good reporter "reports" the news. It doesn't mean the reporter agrees with it. Opinion pages are forums to disagree with the "GOP talking points."

The Republicans have a lot to apologize for, but Lucas wasn't their mouthpiece.

You know how to spell? I guarantee you don't know how to use spellcheck. I don't attack the messenger, just the message.

Oh, and Fuzzy Turtle, my name isn't Eugene. Not even close.

Connecticut Man 1 said...

"Where did I use the word "liberal?" You're invoking a "straw man" argument because you have an ax to grind."

I am thinking that first you need to understand the words that you have written previously:

"Democrats complained he kissed GOP butt and Republicans called him a *gasp* liberal.

My only axe to grind is with the reporting of facts. If you have an issue with what I wrote than back it up with facts.

You cannot ignore your own words and say that I am making a strawman argument... Nor can I ignore your own spelling mistakes when you are so quick to judge in a desperate attempt to draw away from the subject matter because you are lacking in substance for your arguments.

"Where did I use the word "liberal?" You're invoking a "straw man" argument because you have an ax to grind. "..." You know how to spell? I guarantee you don't know how to use spellcheck. I don't attack the messenger, just the message.

"Axe" has an "e" on the end of it. "Strawman" is, generally, spelled as one word. And "spellcheck" is not a word. It is, in fact, two words: "SPELL CHECK".

And I didn't even have to look those up. As I said in the begining of this comment: "I am thinking..." Apparently, you are not.

Fuzzy Turtle: As far as Eugene? He seems to make the occasional factual mistakes in his written work, but I have yet to see the same pattern of abusing GOP talking points that Lucas employs. Though, I do question his editorial judgement if he allows Lucas to write that garbage under the banner of "Connecticut politics" as opposed to the far-right wingnut viewpoint that Lucas represents.

And I doubt that is Eugene responding. I am pretty darned certain that Eugene would know how to spell "spell check." heh

Anonymous said...


Merriam-Webster dictionary online. The preferred spelling of ax is "ax."

I'll give you straw man.

You claim Lucas represents a"far-right wingnut viewpoint." Please cite examples.

I've read his stories and his political leanings aren't revealed. Rather he's reported what others with those viewpoints have said. Big difference.

Connecticut Man 1 said...

Not prefered spelling, occasional spelling.

The axe[1] (occasionally ax) is an ancient and ubiquitous tool that has been used for millennia to shape, split and cut wood, harvest timber, as a weapon and a ceremonial or heraldic symbol. The axe has many forms and specialized uses but generally consists of an axe head with a handle, or helve.

Although ax is an accepted variant spelling in the United States, like archeology (as opposed to archaeology) it is rarely if ever used; axe appears first in dictionaries, and the variant would be considered odd by any other anglophone.

Maybe you are just too sloppy to learn the origins of American idioms?

This is listed as being reprinted from the Luzerne Federalist. Miner was co-founder of the Federalist, so it's reasonable to assume that he was author. The story is a cautionary fable concerning the author's recounting of an incident from his youth, where a passing stranger takes advantage of him and, by flattering him, dupes him into turning a grindstone to sharpen the stranger's axe. Miner then uses having an axe to grind as a metaphor for having an ulterior motive:

"When I see a man holding a fat office, sounding 'the horn on the borders' to call the people to support the man on whom he depends for his office. Well, thinks I, no wonder the man is zealous in the cause, he evidently has an axe to grind."

The story is published again in 1812; this time under Charles Miner's name and with a slightly different text:

"When I see a merchant over-polite to his customers ... thinks I, that man has an axe to grind."

American origins of an American idiom, and with Charles Miner being such a prominent Nutmegger... TSK TSK. If, by chance, you are Eugene: You should be feeling horribly embarrassed by now, given the editorial schooling you are receiving from a mere Blogger.

Not a peep about spell check, huh? "spell check". Enough said.

As far as Lucas' "far-right-wingnut" GOP talking points:

Try proving your "liberal" statements that you have conveniently ignored addressing with facts AGAIN, in the same way you have ignored "spell check" and the english language in general, and then I may consider making you look even more silly. :)

The onus of proof is on you...