Free Speech Is Not Dying
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Apr 23, 2019 - 12:55am
Free Speech Is Not Dying

Writer beat was/is the heart & soul of free speech.  At least for me.  One mystery that will always remain, should Autumn never disclose the motive behind this website, is how to market free speech, in an open forum, and maintain decorum.   Ten years ago, this may have been possible.   Imagine a free speech website comprised of only Christians, Atheists, Muslims.  How long do you think that website will last before all the fighting burns everything to the ground?  Which is what war does, in fact.  War doesn't just kill people, it destroys anything that has no quarrel -- buildings, livestock, plants . . . the ground itself.  This imaginary example is not too far from the reality which WriterBeat has faced.  On top of the heated religious banter, we also experienced the bleeding edge of …

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Foresters’ Cough: A Fable

  1.   Once upon a time, there was an island. On which, there were two realms, each ruled over by a king. On one side the ruler was King Nick, of the O’Hell dynasty. And on the other, King Dopo, of the house of O’Whinger. They were totally different characters; and they had com…

Apr 22, 2019 - 1:08am
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Farewell Writer's Beat!

I've had a lot of fun in my time here! It's too bad it's circling the drain, but as the old saying goes, "The height of good manners is knowing when to leave." Autumn Cote, thanks a bunch for creating and maintaining a singularly unique website! I hope and wish it lives on just as it is, but as it a…

Apr 22, 2019 - 1:00pm
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The Beat Ends

I’m sorry to say that the end has arrived.  I was once hopeful that if I fixed bugs and transferred the comment system to Disqus, Writer Beat would grow organically.  I now realize that wasn’t the problem and face the dilemma of continuing to run a site where all of our new use…

Apr 21, 2019 - 10:34pm
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Adios Amigos

Looks like Autumn has decided to throw in the towel. I have enjoyed the site and want to thank her for her efforts. I also want to say goodbye to all of my friends out here who I have conversed with over the years, Yes, even those who despised me, but kept the site interesting to say the least. And …

Apr 21, 2019 - 11:01pm
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SOMETHING ABOUT CANCER.....

  Another topic for a change - not about Trumpie or The Bitch, not about bad Muslims and good Israelis, intolerant PC lefties and stubborn righties.   Nope - about cancer and how the pharma makes its business with us all.    And more.   Watch it.   I guess this is my …

Apr 22, 2019 - 12:56pm
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AYN RAND AND MONOPOLY

  In another thread, I had begun debating with Nockian about Ayn Rand and her advocacy of monopoly. It was somewhat off-topic for that thread, so I have decided to begin a new thread here before we get any further into the subject.   Ayn Rand advocated two forms of monopoly, so there are r…

Apr 22, 2019 - 1:17pm
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Congresswoman Ilhan Omar — Thank You.

Congresswoman Ilhan Omar — Thank You.   Now let Tubularsock get this straight.   OrangeTweet, the brainless wonder, is attempting to promote the idea that Congresswoman Ilhan Omar is somehow tied into 9/11 because she is a Muslim?   And the scum-level of the likes of Half-Abort…

Apr 22, 2019 - 5:34pm
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The Infinite Possibilities of Beto

For those who haven't figured it out yet.  Beto is running for President but... Beto is done.  Not that this fact upsets me that much.  Beto was an empty shirt, a pretty boy.  Pretty being the whole enchilada :) of his qualifications for President, Senator, or Dog Catcher.  …

Apr 21, 2019 - 7:39pm
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Beware the Morality of the Democrats

Most normal people have been raised, or choose of their own accord, to avoid behaving unethically or immorally in relation to fundamental objective principles of right and wrong.  At least, that used to be largely so.    They do not depend on politicians or activists to guide them, bu…

Apr 20, 2019 - 3:20pm
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Marxist Identity Politics at the Vallejo School Bo…

Note: the following was a comment in response to Eric Reports article on the murder of Sharon Tate, by that degenerate psychopath (who is currently in hell) Charles Manson.    The hellivision is the worst communication medium in human history. Via hellivision, hollyweird, newspapers, and t…

Apr 20, 2019 - 2:39pm
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Let us mourn the dead.

Let us mourn the dead.   Let us mourn the dead.   Yesterday I drove three hundred miles I parked the car and looked out Through the windscreen in dismay. There were no splattered insects.   ‘Shall I check the oil, sir?’ ‘Check the tyre pressures? ‘Clean…

Apr 21, 2019 - 3:05am
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Modern Day Hypocrites

Donald Trump has recently suggested that he may send the many illegal immigrants in overcrowded ICE facilities to Sanctuary Cities, specifically those in California that claimed themselves to be so.  While this is in part is a political ploy, and a very good one, for his part this realistically…

Apr 16, 2019 - 9:05am
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Thank Goodness for ObamaCare

"Thank goodness for ObamaCare." Those are words I never thought I would utter. Actually, I haven't uttered those words, lest friends and family think that I have gone insane. I keep those words to myself. It is true; I don't know what I would do without ObamaCare.   I've been a harsh critic of …

Apr 16, 2019 - 9:32am
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Hell's Chronicles XIV: The Rum Crisis

“Hey Amy! Does Hitler still work down at that comedy club?”, Hemingway bellowed, a little more gruffly than intended.   What a sod! Why does ‘e do that? Use the bloody intercom! ” I dunno, guv. Wotcher want with ‘im?” Amy noted that Papa seemed a little grump…

Apr 17, 2019 - 10:58pm
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Easter: What We Celebrate

(Note: For those who might be curious the following (compacted) timeline is what Christians celebrate when we observe Easter.)   Introduction: I would like to wish everyone out there a Happy Easter.  This is a special occasion for Christians; in that it is the holiday in which we know the …

Apr 18, 2019 - 5:52pm
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Time it changed!! When will we ever learn??

Time it changed!! When will we ever learn?? Posted on by We are getting the American system over here now.   It is a system of debt.   Education was always free over here. We had socialised education and health. Didn’t cost us a penny. I even received a grant to go to uni…

Apr 16, 2019 - 5:46am
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My Conversation with Billy

A couple of months ago my nephew Billy graduated from our local college, Catatonic State. Billy’s folks are just everyday people. His mom, my sister, is an LPN who works in a local doctors office and her husband, Bob, is a maintenance mechanic who works at the Pepsi bottling plant. Together th…

Apr 15, 2019 - 2:14pm
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Electoral College,  VS Popular Vote, OR ?

The present system of winner-take-all doesn't fulfill the founders original purpose of protecting minority voters' interests, nor, protect voters from special interests. The present system creates a handicap for less populous rural states. Favors state-based majorities over national majorities. Gerr…

Apr 15, 2019 - 5:05pm
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POEM. SELF-EXPLAINING.....

  Politics do blind the people 'cos they find firm standing on a side will give acceptance, pride.   Economics do show where things do, or not, grow and when one does combine what's yours and why not mine   As long as I can live not really have to give Although religious man do half …

Apr 16, 2019 - 12:57pm
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Extinction’s Extinct! (Or is it?)

I’ve been (reluctantly) following the news of the recent London protests by a group calling themselves “Extinction Rebellion.” There have been similar protests in Australia, and maybe in other places too.   Here’s what I got from their website:   (1) “Govern…

Apr 17, 2019 - 1:46pm
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The Debt and the Big Two

Today, as Americans (or at least some of us) make sure we have our federal taxes properly paid; I would like to look at our national debt, and the biggest contributors.     The Big Two: Half (52%) of our budget (2018) goes to two things Healthcare (Medicare, Medicaid, Obamacare) and Socia…

Apr 15, 2019 - 6:39pm
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Paying Taxes Isn't Patriotic

Today in America income-tax returns are due, which means it’s time for those who worship at the altar of government to trot out the 1904 aphorism by Oliver Wendell Holmes Jr.: “Taxes are the price we pay for civilized society.” You want roads to drive on? Clean water to drink?…

Apr 15, 2019 - 3:15pm
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