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Winking

One thing that I have learned on AR is that it is really easy to get under some peoples skin. They go through their entire life believing that the sky is actually green and anyone who points out the truth to them becomes the most hated object on the planet.

I am not sure how a person gets to the point in their life where they can not stand having anyone contradict them, but I am sure that it all starts out in childhood. I have a strong feeling, and maybe some proof, that people who got picked on as kids, more than likely becuase they just did not fit in, turn out to be the ones who do not like their ideas questioned. Emotions rather than logic rules their lives and their idealogy. Whatever feels good, at least to them, is what is important.

Under the guise of helping others, these people go through their own life, attempting to not only help themselves, and not help others, but also to build up their own weak ego. All of the years of being an outcast and a wierdo, have caught up with them, and now they start to thrive on being shocking. They find that they can build up their ego by shocking and disturbing others. But there are problems.

By being proud of their freakiness and wierdness, they must stand for things that are so out of the normal range, that they place themselves into an untenable position. They become so locked into what they veiw as the correct way, that they will never retreat, no matter the proof.

There are at least a few of these folks here on AR. We all know who they are. We have all attempted to argue rationally with them. We have all felt their wrath as they fought to defend the "green" sky. We all know that it does no good to use any facts of logic when dealing with these people.

There is only one thing left to do. Keep winking.

 

Comment balloon 47 commentsKevin Robinson • October 23 2009 10:33AM

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THAT was too good!!!!!!!

(winkin atcha)  I have found a few things get under the skin of these people and I absloutely love it... I think Im pretty and perfect.. which also bugs people who are not.  ;)

Posted by Mark and Tana Hunt, Born and raised in Austin, WE KNOW THIS PLACE! (Team Price Real Estate/Dan Price Broker) over 9 years ago

Tana- Keep it up!

Posted by Kevin Robinson, Fractional Developer over 9 years ago

Kevin,

Tana can wink at me but I better not see it from you

Posted by Hugh Krone, Realtor, Sussex County NJ (Weichert Referral Associates) over 9 years ago

Posted by Wallace S. Gibson, CPM, LandlordWhisperer (Gibson Management Group, Ltd.) over 9 years ago

I am NOW and FOREVER, the winking Goddess! 

Thank you.... Thank you very much....

 

;)

Posted by Mark and Tana Hunt, Born and raised in Austin, WE KNOW THIS PLACE! (Team Price Real Estate/Dan Price Broker) over 9 years ago

And another thing really quickly...  its almost like  anything I say or do is all of the sudden praised and adored, hell, damn near glorified.. kinda like Obama.. YEAH!  I have followers!  Maybe this is going somewhere...

The weak need leaders and people to adore....Hmmmmm.....I could be the President....

Yall have a GREAT WEEKEND!!!!!!

(winkin' atcha)

Posted by Mark and Tana Hunt, Born and raised in Austin, WE KNOW THIS PLACE! (Team Price Real Estate/Dan Price Broker) over 9 years ago

The pitiful people you talk about only know what they are told to "think". The last thing they want is for facts to interfere.

Posted by Jon Budish (Resident Realty) over 9 years ago

 

Relax...

Posted by Mark and Tana Hunt, Born and raised in Austin, WE KNOW THIS PLACE! (Team Price Real Estate/Dan Price Broker) over 9 years ago

Kevin- Maybe this is why some people feel the need to SAVE THE PLANET?  I dont think there is anything that could make someone feel so big.

Tana-  You are pretty and perfect but like Sarah Palin its your mind that makes you a leader! 

wink

Posted by Delaware Junk Removal Residential And Commercial Hauling Clean Outs, Whole House Clean Outs, Basements, Garages, Attics (Delaware Junk Removal 302-530-9186) over 9 years ago

Larry, I think Palin is gearing up for an independent conservative run on the whitehouse in 2012.

Posted by Hugh Krone, Realtor, Sussex County NJ (Weichert Referral Associates) over 9 years ago

I heart Sarah.

Posted by Yolanda Hoversten, Broker - O Fallon, IL Real Estate (Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Elite Properties) over 9 years ago

i've been winking for an hour. now my eyes hurt!

 

JP

Posted by Jay-Paul Lowry over 9 years ago

The only thing I see wrong with this post is.........folks who are teased and tormented can become semi normal rational conservative adults.

I had 4 older brothers growing up, I made it through with very little psychological damage. 

I also have a mean right hook and am proud to say, BEAT ALL 4 BROTHERS IN TEXAS HOLD EM LAST THANKSGIVING AND LOOKING FORWARD TO A RE-MATCH!

Keep posting, I think this was a great post.

Posted by Melissa Anderson (Mortgage of Texas & Financial) over 9 years ago

Kevin - Out of respect for Bill Burress, and his inability to defend himself, can you please delete comment #9.

Thank you for your support in this matter.

Posted by Broker Nick, Broker Nick Relocation Broker Service (South Florida Real Estate & Development, Inc.) over 9 years ago

Melissa - Perhaps it's time for a visit to the optometrist.

Posted by Tchaka Owen (Galleria International Realty) over 9 years ago

Tchaka- perhaps we agree to disagree.  It's just a blog.

Posted by Melissa Anderson (Mortgage of Texas & Financial) over 9 years ago

Larry That was too good!   PALIN 2012

Posted by Mark and Tana Hunt, Born and raised in Austin, WE KNOW THIS PLACE! (Team Price Real Estate/Dan Price Broker) over 9 years ago

Thanks Kevin - I think #8 is the same comment as well.

Posted by Broker Nick, Broker Nick Relocation Broker Service (South Florida Real Estate & Development, Inc.) over 9 years ago

Whatever the reason, I believe that this post could be insulting to people.  Per my disdain for censorship, I will leave it on here.  But I feel you should reconsider the objectives and potential consequences of this post.

Thanks, and I appreciate the comment re: visiting the eye doc.  Your words above.

My grandmother is almost blind, my uncle is blind, my brother is going blind so you see?  Your off hand comment is not as funny or smart as you may think.

You probably call slow people retards too. I thought all of you liberals were supposed to be more compassionate?  guess not.  Why are you even a member on this blog?

I also notice you are the "Elite" RE team, why am I not surprised.  No need to reply, I'm leaving this group.

Posted by Melissa Anderson (Mortgage of Texas & Financial) over 9 years ago

Bye Melissa

Posted by Jane Wallace, CRS | SRES, Denver Real Estate (HomeSmart Cherry Creek) over 9 years ago

Melissa: Adios.

Posted by Scott Smith, Gloucester & Rockport, Massachusetts (Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage) over 9 years ago

All right, what I wonder is how you all have the time and energy to get into always sparring on here.  It is all I can do to stay on top of my life and real estate business.  God bless America!

Posted by Janna Scharf, Coeur d'Alene Idaho Real Estate Expert (Keller Williams Realty Coeur d'Alene) over 9 years ago

Wow........the sweet good bye messages. 

I guess you will continue to play "follow the leader".

Many folks on this post agreed with the original post.  Why don't you make it even and address every post on this thread so we are even.  Isn't that your platform anyways?  Equality for everyone?

 

Posted by Melissa Anderson (Mortgage of Texas & Financial) over 9 years ago

Melissa - if you can beat your four brothers, you can beat anything or anybody.  I missed the deleted comment, I'm sure it was a good one.  lol

Sparring is good, if there's no malice.  When it gets heated, just remember it's just a blog.  When it comes time to vote, that's where it counts.  Can't wait for the next presidential election.

Here's winking at the Tana Goddess.  ;)

 

Posted by Yolanda Hoversten, Broker - O Fallon, IL Real Estate (Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Elite Properties) over 9 years ago

Thanks Yolanda, we do have to stay together.  I appreciate your support.  Looking forward to reading your blogs.  This one low blow hit close to home, that's all.

Posted by Melissa Anderson (Mortgage of Texas & Financial) over 9 years ago

You're welcome, Melissa.  Just for reality check, those who profess to being compassionate and intelligent aren't so--just look at the White House for proof.  lol

Posted by Yolanda Hoversten, Broker - O Fallon, IL Real Estate (Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Elite Properties) over 9 years ago

Watch out, they might tell you to go to the eye doc............

thanks everyone!  I'm partial to red and white for my going away party

Posted by Melissa Anderson (Mortgage of Texas & Financial) over 9 years ago

A few comments from someone who winks! ;)

1. You should remain cool and logical at all times. Never make it personal and avoid making personal attacks.

2. Some people will never get it. I have someone where when I argue or even provide an alternative perspective, they scream rape. Hell, even on blogs I agree with them, they scream rape. The best thing you can do is just ignore them in the future or test the waters to see if they matured since the last time you crossed them.

3. Banter is fun and can provide entertainment value to the debate. However, some people can't handle it. Once you see them "flip out", then I would suggest to stick to the discussion on hand.

4. The cool thing about AR is that there are so many other people to debate and argue with.

5. Realize that AR is a social medium. Because of this, we can expect to see some groups of people engage in childish relational aggressive behavior. And don't get me started on the drama queens!

 

Posted by Satar Naghshineh (Satar - Amiri Property and Financial Services Corp.) over 9 years ago

Satar- thanks, loading the big white truck and getting on my conservative white horse in about an hour.  I cannot win with these folks, so I don't even try anymore. They are happy to see me go, so I'll go. 

Posted by Melissa Anderson (Mortgage of Texas & Financial) over 9 years ago

Melissa,

I hope you rethink your position.  You can always check the blog post for groups it is posted too and not leave a comment if it is posted to groups you have no desire to associate with instead of just leaving permanently.

Posted by Ross Westerman over 9 years ago

Melissa,

Take a step back and try to read through the comments objectively and then see who comes out looking like nasty little children. Keep your head up and ignore them. They have already had one comrade suspended this week they will do themselves in eventually.

Posted by Hugh Krone, Realtor, Sussex County NJ (Weichert Referral Associates) over 9 years ago

Thanks Hugh - Kevin when he gets a chance will delete #8 and #23.

As for Melissa - You know we have your back and there is no need to even respond to the childish behavior of those who do not agree with you.

I can't understand why people who read comments can't see who the trouble makers are?

 

Posted by Broker Nick, Broker Nick Relocation Broker Service (South Florida Real Estate & Development, Inc.) over 9 years ago

Scott - I can understand where that comes from by the other one, but I am very surprised at your comment to Melissa.

Posted by Broker Nick, Broker Nick Relocation Broker Service (South Florida Real Estate & Development, Inc.) over 9 years ago

I rcvd. 4 emails from folks letting me know that I need to delete some comments. I really question the one By Tchaka dealing with Bill Burress. Direct denegration of a business person is a bit far. Bill's name and the idea that he is a such and such are linked. Tchaka you might want to pull that part of the comment.

I also rcvd. a few emails saying that I should leave the stuff up just so that others can see how my case is proven with their comments. I will think about it today.

As for other issues, I am pulling my blog and my membership out of Dissent today.

Posted by Kevin Robinson, Fractional Developer over 9 years ago

Good Idea Kevin.  I pulled my membership from Blatant Politics too (sorry Simon it is what it is) the  same are allowed in that group and I don't want to have to deal with them. 

Satar I know exactly what person you are talking about and you should #1 stay away from her blog and #2 delete her comments from your posts.  They will never be worth anything anyway.  Once you do that it feels alot better to visit AR political sites.  There is healthy discussion and then there is crap.  Have you heard of the one upper type person?  They will comment trying to one up you but with no facts.....and ALWAYS.... ALWAYS they have been there and done that.  Comical.

;) Peace

Posted by Mark and Tana Hunt, Born and raised in Austin, WE KNOW THIS PLACE! (Team Price Real Estate/Dan Price Broker) over 9 years ago

Hi, Kevin.  I will disagree with deleting the one that brought up another person who's not able to rebut.  I believe that's against AR community guidelines.  It shows the character or lack thereof of the commenter.  It appears that speaking behind a person or persons' back comes naturally to some.  

Marginalizing people is the usual strategy of those who don't want to hear the opposing view.  Just look at what the Great Leader in the WH tried to do--fortunately censoring FOX didn't work.  Hooray for the fourth estate.

It's the same here Melissa, don't let them get you down. Sometimes it's not worth the time, this time it is. : )

Posted by Yolanda Hoversten, Broker - O Fallon, IL Real Estate (Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Elite Properties) over 9 years ago

I agree with Yolanda, if you put yourself in the shoes of the person who is being brought up who cannot come here to defend himself.... then I think you would understand.  Whether the commentor is right or wrong is not the issue by the way.

Posted by Mark and Tana Hunt, Born and raised in Austin, WE KNOW THIS PLACE! (Team Price Real Estate/Dan Price Broker) over 9 years ago

Comment deleted. I have been thinking about it all morning. Nick had already asked but I was trying to give Tchaka a chance to delete it himself. Yolanda and Tana woke me up.  Mr. Burress is a businessman and could not defend himself on this site.

Posted by Kevin Robinson, Fractional Developer over 9 years ago

You are a good man Kevin, I appreciate the fact that you thought about it long and hard before hand too...and I dont even know Bill Burress.

Posted by Mark and Tana Hunt, Born and raised in Austin, WE KNOW THIS PLACE! (Team Price Real Estate/Dan Price Broker) over 9 years ago

Kevin - There was no reason whatsoever for me to delete my comment and I surely wouldn't.  Bill brought it upon himself and everyone here who was around knows it.  It had little to do with his viewpoints (we all have varying ones) and everything to do with the manner he expressed it on AR.

You (and those who emailed you directly) missed the most important part of my comment and that has to do with your post being considered objectionable to some, and the shorter leash AR is providing for us due to the continual decline of civility on these boards.  They own the site, not us.  They ultimately make the decisions here, not us.  As the owner and a moderator of Dissent, I am obligated to speak out if something is seen as objectionable by some.  Because if AR speaks out, you could be losing your membership.  Quite frankly, that's not something I want to see.

Dissent is open to all viewpoints and while you don't share the same views as the majority of members, you have always been welcome there.  If you feel withdrawing your membership is your form of dissent, I can at least applaud you for living up to the name.

Posted by Tchaka Owen (Galleria International Realty) over 9 years ago

I am as tired of hearing about Mr. Burris as I am Mr. Bush... LET IT GO... What is it?  I don't get it...

Live in the here and now....   it is what it is... bringing up the past is just a way to complicate the blog and morph it  into something else. 

Posted by Mark and Tana Hunt, Born and raised in Austin, WE KNOW THIS PLACE! (Team Price Real Estate/Dan Price Broker) over 9 years ago

Kevin - The reason the above metioned person refuses to delete his defammation and slander of another businessperson and his lack of ethics to follow AR guidelines to not call out anyone by name, testifies to the fact that the person will stop at nothing to malign and slander someone behind their back.

I wish my friend would slap a libel suit on this person, perhaps that will teach these people not to personally attack someone publically.

What does no personal attacks mean, do I have to spell it out!

This will not be tolerated in any form. Period!

Posted by Broker Nick, Broker Nick Relocation Broker Service (South Florida Real Estate & Development, Inc.) over 9 years ago

Tchaka- I welcome you to repost your entire comment sans the part about Bill Burress. I want to follow AR's policies about names.

I pulled my name and blog from Dissent out of respect for you. It is your group and I probably cause you some consternation with my posts. The other members there will be happy.

 

Posted by Kevin Robinson, Fractional Developer over 9 years ago

Hugh- It is my hope that the GOP will come around to our way of thinking and go back to their roots.  They appear to get the idea on cap and tax, obama care but only time will tell.

JP- Keep blinking and your gonna go blind!

Posted by Delaware Junk Removal Residential And Commercial Hauling Clean Outs, Whole House Clean Outs, Basements, Garages, Attics (Delaware Junk Removal 302-530-9186) over 9 years ago

Melissa, I was away this weekend and just noticed you comment #22.  There is no reason to leave THIS group.  There are members who belong to this SM and Tea Party who are not interested in the blogs from a debate standpoint. They only comment to be snide or petty.  As another member advised read the comments and determine who the real members are.  They are not the ones piffing on you.

Posted by Bonnie Vaughan, CNE SFR - Buyers/Sellers - Lackawanna & Surroundin over 9 years ago

Tana, by all accounts you are the Winkin sensation.  Keep em coming

Posted by Bonnie Vaughan, CNE SFR - Buyers/Sellers - Lackawanna & Surroundin over 9 years ago

Story is now Kevin that you have deleted TWO comments from this post that said something about the "phantom poster"?  Hmmmm... The only two I see were the ones that were about Bill Burris by Tchaka.  Poor things got their blogs mixed up... but oh to cast doubt... pshhhh means nothing to anyone but them... little mind games they play with themselves...  ;)

Why do people lie? Can they not see that the comments are NUMBERED?  I just don't get it...

Posted by Mark and Tana Hunt, Born and raised in Austin, WE KNOW THIS PLACE! (Team Price Real Estate/Dan Price Broker) over 9 years ago

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