If one does not have manners and civility one is little more than an animal, wallowing in the mud. It has also finally dawned on me why the far right and tea party types have declared war on the “elites” and “country club conservatives”. It is because the former are so insignificant, so ill-bred, pathetic little socially deprived cretins they don’t know how to act around their social betters. Until you finally learn how to behave and what fork to use, along with now sprawling on the table, removing your hat, and not double dipping your chips, you are nothing – absolutely nothing. You are what I call T – R – A – S – H.
The Pink Flamingo is a Barbara Bush fan. I have been for years, and continue to be. To see what the far right tea party conservatives are saying about her is disgusting. They have gone too far. I’m embarrassed for them.
Dan Riehl is way over the top on this one. Evidently he has given in to Palin Worship to the point where no one but she and her slobbering supporters have a right to express themselves. They can be as vile and nasty as they wish, but no one dares to say what they think about SP. If they do, they are trashed.
YOU DO NOT TRASH A FORMER FIRST LADY. It is not done. I don’t care who she is, what party she is, or what she says. When someone like Dan Riehl does what he did trashing Barbara Bush, he shows just how a small, insignificant, ill-bred, poorly mannered, pimple he is. Then again, he is now a conservative “leader” given priority status because he signed that idiotic letter Richard Viguerie pimped to Mitch McConnell.
I just love tea party “patriots”. The only ones who are allowed to express themselves with complete freedom and not be denigrated and publicly trashed are they themselves, the chosen.
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I love the tea party “patriots”. They talk a good game about our Founding Fathers. Try this. It was written by the Father of Our Country. Looks to me like the tea party types wouldn’t have the proper manners or behavior if they were to go back in time to our founding.
“…73 Think before you speak; pronounce not imperfectly, nor bring out your words too hastily, but orderly and distinctly.
74 When another speaks, be attentive yourself; and disturb not the audience. If any hesitate in his words, help him not nor prompt him without desired; interrupt him not, nor answer him till his speech has ended.
75 In the midst of discourse [damaged manuscript] but if you perceive any stop because of [damaged manuscript]; to proceed: If a person of quality comes in while you’re conversing, it’s handsome to repeat what was said before.
76 While you are talking, point not with your finger at him of whom you discourse, nor approach too near him to whom you talk especially to his face.
77 Treat with men at fit times about business and whisper not in the company of others.
78 Make no comparisons and if any of the company be commended for any brave act of virtue, commend not another for the same.
79 Be not apt to relate news if you know not the truth thereof. In discoursing of things you have heard, name not your author always; a secret discover not. I
80 Be not tedious indiscourse or in reading unless you find the company pleased therewith.
81 Be not curious to know the affairs of others, neither approach those that speak in private.
82 Undertake not what you cannot perform but be careful to keep your promise.
83 When you deliver a matter do it without passion and with discretion, however mean the person be you do it to.
84 When your superiors talk to anybody neither speak nor laugh.
85 In company of those of higher quality than yourself, speak not ’til you are asked a question, then stand upright, put off your hat and answer in few words.
86 In disputes, be not so desirous to overcome as not to give liberty to one to deliver his opinion and submit to the judgment of the major part, specially if they are judges of the dispute.
87 [damaged manuscript] as becomes a man grave, settled, and attentive [damaged manuscript] [predict not at every turn what others say.
88 Be not diverse in discourse; make not many digressions; nor repeat often the same manner of discourse.
89 Speak not evil of the absent, for it is unjust.
This is the nasty, ill mannered dribble that pimple Dan Riehl wrote:
One of the problems with our society is the lack of manners we now have. I don’t even think the average person knows what manners are.
“…In sociology, manners are the unenforced standards of conduct which demonstrate that a person is proper, polite, and refined. They are like laws in that they codify or set a standard for human behavior, but they are unlike laws in that there is no formal system for punishing transgressions, other than social disapproval. They are a kind of norm. What is considered “mannerly” is highly susceptible to change with time, geographical location, social stratum, occasion, and other factors. That manners matter is evidenced by the fact that large books have been written on the subject, advice columns frequently deal with questions of mannerly behavior, and that schools have existed for the sole purpose of teaching manners. A lady is a term frequently used for a woman who follows proper manners; the term gentleman is used as a male counterpart; though these terms are also often used for members of a particular social class….”
To The Pink Flamingo this is NOT about Sarah Palin. This is about conservatives who have become so arrogant, so out of control, and so full of themselves that they think they no longer need to follow what is considered right and proper. They are contributing to the degradation and breakdown of society.
When someone trashes Barbara Bush the way Dan Riehl has done, I will bet my toy poodle that he and his minions who also trash her have absolutely no table manners. I would suspect they live in jeans, t-shirts, and tennis shoes. I also suspect they do not know how to dress, what fork to use, or when to write a bread & butter note.
If you think the above paragraph is shallow and you don’t need manners for social discourse, then you are part of the problem and have none. If you are a tea party patriot who worships the Founding Fathers, I suggest you familiarize yourself with a man named George Washington. If you really want to know how he acted, he was one on of the finest mannered gentlemen in the new nation. He was a stickler for proper manners. He even wrote a book about it.
Yes, I’m mad. I am sick and tired of people who don’t know how to act or behave act like they are all the thing. It suddenly dawned on me why they are now so busy slamming the so called “elites” and damning the country club types. It is because they are so pathetically ill-bred and lacking in common social graces that they are extremely uncomfortable around their social betters. Ergo they must damn them. They did the same thing in France, once upon a time.
I bet your table manners are repulsive.