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A call to boycott Oly

  1. Evan G Rogers profile image81
    Evan G Rogersposted 5 years ago

    Hey all,

    We all get it: oly hates obama.

    Let's just ignore his posts. It's really annoying to see nothing but "i hate obama" in my forum pages.

    ignore him and maybe he'll go away.

    1. DTR0005 profile image85
      DTR0005posted 5 years ago in reply to this

      Evan, the man has as much right as any one of us "know-it-all" experts to spout whatever he wants...

      1. Evan G Rogers profile image81
        Evan G Rogersposted 5 years ago in reply to this

        but it's like, 5 posts a day that just say "i hate obama".

        1. hottopics profile image60
          hottopicsposted 5 years ago in reply to this

          Evan,

          Oly is no worse than lovemychris. LMC hates Repubs, Tea baggers, and more. They both have the right to say what they want, we do not have to agree nor do we have to answer. We can skip them and move on

          1. Evan G Rogers profile image81
            Evan G Rogersposted 5 years ago in reply to this

            yes he is:

            I don't see

            "i hate XXX" posted 5 times every day by lovemychris

            1. hottopics profile image60
              hottopicsposted 5 years ago in reply to this

              Then you are as closed minded as Oly

              1. lovemychris profile image79
                lovemychrisposted 5 years ago in reply to this

                Are you serious?

                I posted one topic in the past couple of days....about Ayn Rand and Paul Ryan....

                One, not ten. We are talking about Oly starting myriad threads with the same Hate-Obama theme.

                Would you like me to SHOW you what you are implying?

    2. Ron Montgomery profile image60
      Ron Montgomeryposted 5 years ago in reply to this

      If we boycott Oly, I will have no use for my "z" key.  Do you want to put all of those z key sweat shop workers on the streets? mad

    3. profile image60
      ForYourInfoposted 5 years ago in reply to this

      We should not post any political controversial issues.  It is good to maintain transparency in Hub. Thanks.

      1. Evan G Rogers profile image81
        Evan G Rogersposted 5 years ago in reply to this

        That's not even the issue.

        The issue is that, when I open my "political and social issues" forums, all I see is

        "I hate Obama!" By Olyhooch

        "I hate Obama!" By Olyhooch

        "I hate Obama!" By Olyhooch

        "I hate Obama!" By Olyhooch

        "I hate Obama!" By Olyhooch

        "I hate Obama!" By Olyhooch

        "Gold and Silver, a debate" by randomjoe

        "I hate Obama!" By Olyhooch

        "I hate Obama!" By Olyhooch

        "I hate Obama!" By Olyhooch

        "I hate Obama!" By Olyhooch


        It's really annoying. I have to search to find something worth reading. And the best way to make advertising go away... oops, did I say advertising?... is to ignore it.

        JOIN WITH ME, COMRADES!! TOGETHER WE CAN CRUSH THE BACK OF THE MILITARY-INDUSTRIAL, PRO-TRUMP, ANTI-OBAMA, REALLY F-ING ANNOYING,  OLY BACK!

        1. hottopics profile image60
          hottopicsposted 5 years ago in reply to this

          Evan,

          Now you are no better than Oly,

          JOIN WITH ME, COMRADES!! TOGETHER WE CAN CRUSH THE BACK OF THE MILITARY-INDUSTRIAL, PRO-TRUMP, ANTI-OBAMA, REALLY F-ING ANNOYING,  OLY BACK!

          1. Evan G Rogers profile image81
            Evan G Rogersposted 5 years ago in reply to this

            (that's the joke)

            1. hottopics profile image60
              hottopicsposted 5 years ago in reply to this

              There is no joke in break there back. It is OK if you are hateful but it is not OK for Oly. You cannot have it both ways

    4. Druid Dude profile image61
      Druid Dudeposted 5 years ago in reply to this

      Forgive my intrusion...but, I know Beck, O'Rielly and Palin...who is Oly?

  2. wbfree profile image60
    wbfreeposted 5 years ago

    I don't know who Oly is, but I will not ignore anyone just because you or anyone else says so. I listen to whomever I want to listen to. Who are you to start up some kind of a campaign or personal attack against someone else just because you don't like their free speech?

    This is like being in grade school. It's child-like; like, "Psst, nobody play with that kid. Don't pay any attention to him, he looks funny. He's not one of us." 

    Come on, we need to grow up here. Please.

    1. Evan G Rogers profile image81
      Evan G Rogersposted 5 years ago in reply to this

      rofl.

      1. wbfree profile image60
        wbfreeposted 5 years ago in reply to this

        Yeah. You should grow up.

        1. hottopics profile image60
          hottopicsposted 5 years ago in reply to this

          Very good WB

    2. Ron Montgomery profile image60
      Ron Montgomeryposted 5 years ago in reply to this

      Your hubs are really cool.  I want to be your friend. smile

    3. tony0724 profile image60
      tony0724posted 5 years ago in reply to this

      Hang around the Hubpages forums enough and you will realize the dialogue is basically schoolyard. The sad thing is here it is relatively mild compared to some other sites like the news aggregates I visit.

  3. DannyMaio profile image60
    DannyMaioposted 5 years ago

    Why do you keep posting the same thing, why don't you just not respond to that specific thread if it bothers yo so much? You claim to be so smart? your the professor. well like the other poster just noted your behavior is quite childish.

    1. Evan G Rogers profile image81
      Evan G Rogersposted 5 years ago in reply to this

      wow

  4. Peter Hoggan profile image84
    Peter Hogganposted 5 years ago

    I am sure this is called burying your head in the sand. Grow up for goodness sake.

  5. lovemychris profile image79
    lovemychrisposted 5 years ago

    Well, I say Evan has a point.
    Because you see how insulted the other side gets when anything anti-righty gets put up as a thread.

    Imagine if it was 10 a day day after day...heck--they wanted to ban a thread that discussed Lady Love!! Then, were upset that it didn't get cancelled!

    And--it is not discussion of ideas to keep throwing the same theme around.

    I think it's done just to get the thoughts out there...you know, if you see it enough, it sticks in your head.
    Subtle brainwashing, and don't pretend you don't know about it.

    It's called subliminal advertising when they do it in movie theatres.

    We all know there is a well-organized and funded anti-Obama campaign going on...has been since before he got there....

    So--I say OK--I will go along with you Evan, until I see something other than Obama Hate coming from that camp.
    As is my right as a free-thinking American.

    Ideas, maybe? And not always from World Net Daily!!

    1. Greek One profile image78
      Greek Oneposted 5 years ago in reply to this

      Your notion of subtle brainwashing is just RIDICULOUS!


      Greek One,

      Peaceful Ahmadi Muslim

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        Brenda Durhamposted 5 years ago in reply to this

        Okay I'll bite.
        I am aghast!!!!
        You've been indoctrinated by all of paar's Islamic postings!  You've been converted from Orthodox Catholicism??  to Muhammad-love!
        Saints preserve us!  wink
        lol

        1. Greek One profile image78
          Greek Oneposted 5 years ago in reply to this

          oh man.. gotta read my post in reply to the one above neutral

      2. profile image0
        Motown2Chitownposted 5 years ago in reply to this

        lol

  6. lovemychris profile image79
    lovemychrisposted 5 years ago

    To each his own. I'm on Team Evan.

    1. canadawest99 profile image60
      canadawest99posted 5 years ago in reply to this

      I've got a better one.  No forum posting until you write at least 25 hubs or have a hubscore of 70, then that will be too much work for the ignorant uninformed trolls that post political propaganda and they will go away on their own.

      1. Greek One profile image78
        Greek Oneposted 5 years ago in reply to this

        can we make it 22 hubs?

        1. profile image0
          Brenda Durhamposted 5 years ago in reply to this

          20

          1. SomewayOuttaHere profile image60
            SomewayOuttaHereposted 5 years ago in reply to this

            or 21....lol

  7. profile image0
    Brenda Durhamposted 5 years ago

    15?

  8. profile image0
    Brenda Durhamposted 5 years ago

    1?

    Let me be clear----I'm only joking, and I do not advocate boycotting Oly at all!

    Actually, I'm looking forward to 1 from Oly.  I think it would be very interesting.  He has such a down-to-earth, likable way about him, and if his background is that way, it would be a breath of fresh air, kinda like the way I was raised in the country.....

  9. Cagsil profile image60
    Cagsilposted 5 years ago

    A call to boycott Oly- what a joke.

    Meaningless, boring, absurd, ridiculous and many other choice words could be used to describe this thread.

    If you're not interested in responding to Oly's threads, then do not. There is no rhyme or reason, to gang up on someone, just because they despise Obama.

    1. HattieMattieMae profile image70
      HattieMattieMaeposted 5 years ago in reply to this

      Well to tell you the truth from reading all oly's posts some of you all appear more worse than oly with messages! If you don't want to enter the discussion why do you. Just leave Oly alone if you don't like his posts.  You don't need to boycott anyone, we all should be boycotted if that is what your trying to say is the problem  I hate messages Evan. What exactly do you think your statement is here Evan a hatred messaged against oly if your trying to boycott him! Look in the mirror dude! smile

      1. DTR0005 profile image85
        DTR0005posted 5 years ago in reply to this

        here here!

        1. canadawest99 profile image60
          canadawest99posted 5 years ago in reply to this

          OLYs got some whack ideas, but he isn't offensive and thats why he hasn't been banned yet.   I've got no problem with someone putting an issue forward as long as they have some evidence to discuss about it, but when the right wing gets fired up  and spouts absolute garbage thats when people get mad.  I've been flagging such trolls and earned my badge now!!

          1. HattieMattieMae profile image70
            HattieMattieMaeposted 5 years ago in reply to this

            Well good job canada! But if you we all talk about free speech as long as Oly is not offensive and attacking people why silence him from hubpages. There is worse people in the world.

          2. wbfree profile image60
            wbfreeposted 5 years ago in reply to this

            How do you know why someone hasn't been banned yet? Who died and made you judge and jury of who should be banned?

            I guess you feel real good flagging people, bragging about that so-called badge you've earned for it. Pitiful and pathetic. 

            Amazing.

            1. Mighty Mom profile image89
              Mighty Momposted 5 years ago in reply to this

              Excuse me, but you are out of line.
              Pitiful and pathetic and you should grow up?

              What in the heck are you so angry about?
              Did any of these hubbers say anything directly to you?
              I didn't think so.

              1. recommend1 profile image72
                recommend1posted 5 years ago in reply to this

                I wonder which troll this is ?  the writing with its aggressive rude and meaningless wordings sounds familiar to me somehow big_smile

                1. SomewayOuttaHere profile image60
                  SomewayOuttaHereposted 5 years ago in reply to this

                  lol....sounds familiar to me too....it's not me!  lol

        2. John Holden profile image60
          John Holdenposted 5 years ago in reply to this

          Where where?

          Come on, Oly is the class comic, totally harmless and inoffensive unlike some others who constantly spew hatred without restraint.

          OK, I've had a pop at Oly but in no way would I want him to stop, though I would like him to widen his interests a little smile
          Being from the UK, I have lots of opinions on all sorts of things, but very few on Obama.

  10. Mighty Mom profile image89
    Mighty Momposted 5 years ago

    Seems we've been down this path before.
    After about the 10 millionth anti-Obama post by La_Lo (in one week) people wanted to boycott her. Nobody did (although she seems to have left on her own).

    We also had quite a few posts suggesting a minimum # of hubs to be eligible to post in the forums.

    No minimum has been adopted by HP in terms of hubs (they are stretched pretty thin on the Panda patrol right now). That may or may not ever happen.

    Meanwhile, there is no law against posting ridiculous conspiracy drivel. It's legal to Obama-bash.
    I'm all for not fueling the fire.
    But has been stated above, I doubt many (any?) of us really have the willpower to resist.
    Moths to a flame....

  11. Jeff Berndt profile image91
    Jeff Berndtposted 5 years ago

    Meh. I'd already pretty much written Oly off; it's nice to see I'm not the only one. I pretty much only respond to stuff either when I think I have something worthwhile to contribute or when the post I'm responding to needs to be called out for its silliness lest someone unwittingly believe the nonsense.

    Yeah, I think I'm on board with Evan's boycott, at least until Oly posts something worth discussing.

    I'd also support a rule that says you have to publish at least one hub* that isn't total gibberish before you get the privilege of posting to the forums, but that's up to the staff.



    *Heck, I'd even say ten hubs is a decent threshold. Something to think about....

  12. Doug Hughes profile image59
    Doug Hughesposted 5 years ago

    Evan is no Obama fan. For those not familiar with the regular players, I wanted to point that out. Evan is interested in issues, not character assassination.  That,s what Oly's posts have become, a litany of personal attacks copied from nutty right-wing sources. It's pure carp.

    Evan didn't propose a ban - or a new set of rules. Just an agreement amongst ourselves to not dignify his drivel with any answer.

    Sounds about right.

  13. Mighty Mom profile image89
    Mighty Momposted 5 years ago

    So let me get this straight.
    Hateful right-wing propaganda is acceptable if it's soft-peddled by a seemingly innocuous, Columbo-esque guy with an unassuming demeanor.
    But the EXACT SAME stuff is vilified when it comes from a more aggressive source like LaLo or even AnnCee?

    Which is most important here... method.... or intent?

    1. junko profile image78
      junkoposted 5 years ago in reply to this

      The image presented, could be taken literally as fact in the matter.

      1. Mighty Mom profile image89
        Mighty Momposted 5 years ago in reply to this

        I'm kinda bleary-brained from staying up late watching the royala nuptials.
        I've reread your post 3x and each time came to a different interpretation.
        Would you be so kind as to spell it out in plain Am-uhr-i-cun English for me?
        Sorry to be a dummy.

        1. junko profile image78
          junkoposted 5 years ago in reply to this

          M/M, The image of the old man could be a woman or a child.  All three would be viewed different.Some things said be one precieved as an old man is accepted different than if said by a woman. Oly's images is an old man.

          1. Mighty Mom profile image89
            Mighty Momposted 5 years ago in reply to this

            Thanks, junko.
            That's what I thought you meant.
            Operative word being "image.
            We are all capable of creating personas.
            Especially if we are paid to do so.

          2. junko profile image78
            junkoposted 5 years ago in reply to this

            My bad, that was very vague.

            1. HattieMattieMae profile image70
              HattieMattieMaeposted 5 years ago in reply to this

              My point is its ok to ban someone else but usually when it ends up being us at some point in time. Its not fair, now is it. We can say you all have your perfections and faults, so any of us could be the next target for boycotting or being banned.  Its only what is acceptable in hubpages society, what we all agree upon just like in the real world. Its a funny thing watching events on here while I go through Social Problems Class and Social Psychology, you all demonstrate how we are all moulded by our society views of what is normal and not abnormal to the group.

  14. AnnCee profile image78
    AnnCeeposted 5 years ago

    I'll log in to comment. 

    You're a whiner, Evan.  Can't answer the facts, can't ignore Oly all by yourself, so you want to call in a gang to shut him up.  Disgusting.

    http://www.youjustmademylist.com/wp-content/uploads/2009/03/cry_baby.jpg

    1. SomewayOuttaHere profile image60
      SomewayOuttaHereposted 5 years ago in reply to this

      lol....you make me laugh with some of your posts....i luv it!

    2. lovemychris profile image79
      lovemychrisposted 5 years ago in reply to this

      I don't know..you all sound like the whiners to me.
      You want to respond to Oly--go ahead!

      Evan just said he wasn't going to, asked if anyone else would join him.
      It's not whining, it's putting a line in the sand...a foot firmly on the ground.

      Or, like I tell my kids: Knock off the BS.

      You want to continue the BS--go right ahead...just don't expect people to gush over it.

  15. AnnCee profile image78
    AnnCeeposted 5 years ago

    P.S.  I'm very impressed with most of the responses to this thread.  Very.

    1. Evan G Rogers profile image81
      Evan G Rogersposted 5 years ago in reply to this

      yeah, actually... so am I.

      I thought I'd get a "ha!" and that would be it!

  16. Evan G Rogers profile image81
    Evan G Rogersposted 5 years ago

    like i said earlier, I'm actually impressed with the responses here.

    1) I figured I'd get a "ha", and that would be it.

    2) people really hate it when others argue to ignore someone.

    3) this sure as hell isn't a matter of free speech, it's me asking others to ignore someone (which, ironically, is an act of free speech)

    anyway, in conclusion:

    I'm getting a good laugh at the posts on here. But only because of the raw hatred towards the idea of "a voluntary boycott", and the sheer irony of people demanding that I shut up and allow free speech.

    1. PrettyPanther profile image84
      PrettyPantherposted 5 years ago in reply to this

      Excellent response, Evan.  I was just getting ready to respond with something similar.

      You have every right to suggest people voluntarily boycott Oly, just as Oly has every right to post here.

  17. Onusonus profile image87
    Onusonusposted 5 years ago

    Why waste effort boycoting oly when there are so many other worthy causes to boycot?

    1. HattieMattieMae profile image70
      HattieMattieMaeposted 5 years ago in reply to this

      I agree Onusonus, this is a issue that really doesn't do anything for the world to make it a better place! smile

  18. lovemychris profile image79
    lovemychrisposted 5 years ago

    And keep that in the context of before Oly, it was Lady Love and Ann:

    I hate Obama
    I hate Obama
    I hate Obama
    Liberals hate America
    Liberals hate America
    Liberals hate America
    Democrats are anti-American
    Democrats are anti-American
    Democrats are anti-American
    I hate Obama
    I hate Obama
    I hate Obama--


    THEN--John puts up a thread asking if Oly and Lady are the same...and there's outrage!
    Evan asks that we stop responding to these threads, and it's a crime!

    Please...enough of the disrespect!

    I am a liberal, and I do not hate America!
    I am not a Marxist.
    I have the right to expect that the man I voted for has a chance to lead, as I wanted him to!
    Not this "stall-the-gvt until we can get back in" Rebaglican tactics. 
    Rebaglican: as in Tea-Baggers, who Evan has said are NOT the real Tea-Party, and uncorrect has said are NOT real Republicans.

    1. DTR0005 profile image85
      DTR0005posted 5 years ago in reply to this

      LMC, I am not sure the gentleman in question has a full understanding of what he posts. Read between my lines here...

      1. lovemychris profile image79
        lovemychrisposted 5 years ago in reply to this

        Oh, I think just the opposite!
        And I also notice a tactic, of pretending to be nice and polite, then coming out with cut-throat statements.

        You know--I went through this before, during a murder trial.
        Turns out, the police had staff on the blogs--monitoring and making fake accounts to respond to them.

        All to keep the prosecution-line out in the public domain. They weren't supposed to do that, but they did. They were paid for it.
        And one early early morning, they put up a porno pic before they thought anyone saw it...bi-racial porn, as this was a bi-racial case.

        You know, like  these people who are supposedly "clean", are actually really really dirty.

        Anyway--I feel the same with these Obama-Hate posters. Just do. And I think some are hasbarats to boot. They get paid very well, as well as good training on how to gas-light people.

        That is just my opinion. Based on my intuition and experience with blogging.

  19. John Holden profile image60
    John Holdenposted 5 years ago

    Yes, I was a bit surprised at the reaction to what was a very TIC and light-hearted comment, nobody with any sense could seriously believe that Oly and Lady Love are the same person, but still, as my old mum used to say, empty vessels make the most noise!

    My main and real objection to the constant flood of anti-Obama threads is that they are extremely exclusive, if you aren't an American they are are of little or no interest and when virtually every thread is anti-Obama then there is nothing left for the rest.

    Come to think of it, unless you are an obsessed American they can't be of that much interest to you either, I mean there are an extremely limited number of ways of saying that you either hate or don't hate somebody.

    As somebody else commented, Oly starts plenty of threads but rarely if ever follows up with comments, perhaps if he was to do that rather than starting another thread he'd serve us all better.

    1. AnnCee profile image78
      AnnCeeposted 5 years ago in reply to this

      Hey, Holden, I miss your old avatar.  smile

      1. DTR0005 profile image85
        DTR0005posted 5 years ago in reply to this

        Loll I do too.

        1. Druid Dude profile image61
          Druid Dudeposted 5 years ago in reply to this

          Still don't know who Oly is...and if that's the case, it can't be that important.

  20. Randy Godwin profile image94
    Randy Godwinposted 5 years ago

    OLY is his own worst enemy when it comes to gaining credibility concerning his political views.  I really don't sense him being a paid poster like some who have posted here recently. 

    Sure, he could be someone who purposely uses bad grammar and/or spelling to appear uneducated and badly informed, but what would be the possible gain? 

    Evan is perfectly within his rights to suggest a boycott, plus he did it in a manner which was somewhat humorous at the same time.  Personally, I have decided to not respond to anyone with zero hubs in either the religious or political forums. 

    And I don't mean a few haiku scribblings or other junk used to eliminate the goose egg, either!  My personal choice!  smile

                               ssssss

  21. Gail Anthony profile image60
    Gail Anthonyposted 5 years ago

    Interesting discussion.  I don't know who Oly is nor have I read any of his posts.  I would think that if his posts "suck", he will be ignored  If all he wants to do is state his position on Obama in the title of his posts, boycotting him will not do any good as he has already stated his (highly educated/super ignorant, take your pick) thoughts.

    1. lovemychris profile image79
      lovemychrisposted 5 years ago in reply to this

      "If all he wants to do is state his position on Obama in the title of his posts, boycotting him will not do any good as he has already stated his (highly educated/super ignorant, take your pick) thoughts."

      BINGO Gail! This is what I think he/she is after.
      Grenade-thrower.
      One after the other....the negative ideas are bound to stick.

      It's subtle brainwashing...I'll bet there is even a term for it.

      (in fact, it might be CALLED grenade-throwing in the instruction-manual/seminar!!!)

 
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