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July 17, 2007

Typical Liberal

Filed under: Democratic Idiocy,Drugs,Entertainment,Idiocy,Weirdos and Hippies — Sisyphus @ 5:38 am

This is the way your average liberal handles problems:

A 38-year-old man was arrested after he called 911 and told a dispatcher he was surrounded by police officers and needed help, authorities said.

Police officers met Dana Farrell Shelton after being called to investigate a disturbance at a bar on Sunday but had found no problems and told him to move along.

Shelton, who officers said appeared intoxicated, then called 911 to report he was “surrounded by Largo police,” according to an arrest affidavit.

The man is a coward. He can’t handle any trouble himself. He calls police to save him from the police. If he has a problem, he thinks more government is the answer. Even when his problem IS government, he wants more of it. And worst of all, he intoxicates himself. This idiot has a big neon sign over his head that proclaims him a leftard.

Luckily, we still outnumber these loons in Florida. Brownback should take the state in November 2008. But it’ll be a very, very close call indeed. Still, I am confident that God will remember His beloved nation. He will keep the sodomites and pornographers and Helioleftists and Marxists away from the polls, while the good Christian patriots vote unhindered. God’s will has been done this way before, it will be done again. Thy will be done, Lord. Amen.

65 Comments »

  1. Has it been verified that this wasn’t Al Gore, Jr.?

    Comment by Psycheout — July 17, 2007 @ 5:49 am | Reply

  2. You would hope that out of all those police that at least one would have had the decency to just shoot that crazy man and save the taxpayers the expense of keeping that fool in jail and/or paying for a lengthy trial. It’s about time the police took a step up to the plate and began cleaning up the streets.

    Until that old Charlie Crist does something about all of those Mexicanos down there, I will not be crossing the Georgia line southwards.

    I am praying fervently that Sam Brownback will take your Florida by a landslide. He will do something about those Cucuracha cockroaches that have invaded your once beautiful state.

    Comment by Mrs. T.D. Gaines-Crockett — July 17, 2007 @ 6:10 am | Reply

  3. Typical liberal? I think not.

    Let’s look at it this way. It has been found that one person in every twenty in America has a criminal record. Let’s assume that this guy does, in fact, have one (which he probably does now). He is of that one in twenty group. Now if he’s a “typical liberal” then that assumes that more than 50 percent of Liberals have criminal records of some sort. So, at best, Liberals number one in every 40 Americans.

    Now, since Liberals number more than twenty times that, I think that statement that he is a “typical liberal” is flawed.

    Comment by Adam Nelson — July 17, 2007 @ 7:40 am | Reply

  4. And once again, Gaines-Crockett, you insult Brownback by advocating murder and simultaneously supporting a “Pro Life” man. Well obviously YOU are not pro life.

    Comment by Adam Nelson — July 17, 2007 @ 7:41 am | Reply

  5. Sorry – I can’t seem to find the spot in this article where the man identifies his political beliefs/party affiliation: could you please point it out to me?

    Comment by indyandy — July 17, 2007 @ 8:12 am | Reply

  6. Another good point above.

    Comment by Adam Nelson — July 17, 2007 @ 8:36 am | Reply

  7. “Sorry – I can’t seem to find the spot in this article where the man identifies his political beliefs/party affiliation: could you please point it out to me?”

    The man proved himself a liberal when his solution to the problem of too much government control was more government. That is classic liberal reasoning. The left will not be satisfied until the America is a police state with cameras on every corner watching our ever move.

    Comment by BJ Tabor — July 17, 2007 @ 9:47 am | Reply

  8. “Let’s look at it this way. It has been found that one person in every twenty in America has a criminal record. Let’s assume that this guy does, in fact, have one (which he probably does now). He is of that one in twenty group. Now if he’s a “typical liberal” then that assumes that more than 50 percent of Liberals have criminal records of some sort. So, at best, Liberals number one in every 40 Americans.

    Now, since Liberals number more than twenty times that, I think that statement that he is a “typical liberal” is flawed.”

    I don’t trust this math. It fails to take into consideration that most liberals aren’t apprehended for their crimes. They get away with it, at least until the Final Judgment.

    “Another good point above.”

    Thank you!

    Comment by Sisyphus — July 17, 2007 @ 9:49 am | Reply

  9. “The man proved himself a liberal when his solution to the problem of too much government control was more government. That is classic liberal reasoning. The left will not be satisfied until the America is a police state with cameras on every corner watching our ever move.”

    Exactly!

    Comment by Sisyphus — July 17, 2007 @ 9:53 am | Reply

  10. “I don’t trust this math. It fails to take into consideration that most liberals aren’t apprehended for their crimes. They get away with it, at least until the Final Judgment.”

    I still disagree with your reasoning, but that’s something that I failed to conider. Mot people commit crimes and aren’t caught or tried.

    I don’t understand why this article has been so politicized though. It’s a drunk idiot who called the police… on the police. He probably had no idea what was happening. And it’s irresponsible to say that only Liberals get horribly inebriated. I remember a story about a Conservative lawyer who, after being told the defendant was dead and his brain was in the room in a jar, he asked if there was any possibility he was still alive. By your logic, I could take that story and say it was an example of all Conservatives being idiots. I don’t believe that, but the reasoning is the same.

    Comment by Adam Nelson — July 17, 2007 @ 10:56 am | Reply

  11. Who says that lawyer was a Conservative? He could’ve been a RINO. Probably was. True conservatives aren’t idiots. By definition, in fact.

    Comment by Sisyphus — July 17, 2007 @ 11:00 am | Reply

  12. “True conservatives aren’t idiots. By definition, in fact.”

    What about all the conservatives who thought that the poor woman in Florida whose brain had rotted to the size of a fist was aware of everything, and could some day recover?

    Comment by Salmo — July 17, 2007 @ 11:35 am | Reply

  13. NO – the man proved that he was DRUNK when his solution to the cops was – more cops!

    That’s all.

    Comment by indyandy — July 17, 2007 @ 11:37 am | Reply

  14. “What about all the conservatives who thought that the poor woman in Florida whose brain had rotted to the size of a fist was aware of everything, and could some day recover?”

    They were right. If liberals hadn’t murdered her, that woman would be up and about right now.

    I’m astounded you even mention that. Do you think it does you credit to glorify in an innocent woman’s death at the hands of a liberal court?

    Comment by Sisyphus — July 17, 2007 @ 11:41 am | Reply

  15. You’re talking about Terri Shiavo, Salmo. Didn’t you know that her brother has already endorsed Sam Brownback and campaigning with him?

    Rotted to the size of a fist? You don’t know what you’re talking about. She smiled and reacted to people in the room. She would have recovered, that’s why the liberal courts decided she had to be silenced. So they murdered her with the help of her deadbeat husband.

    Comment by Psycheout — July 17, 2007 @ 1:43 pm | Reply

  16. See? conservatives clearly being idiots. Schiavo’s autopsy revealed that her brain weighed only 615 grams. That’s less than half of what it did when she went in. There was no way she could have recovered. And I’m not glorifying her death. I find it quite sad.

    Comment by Salmo — July 17, 2007 @ 2:49 pm | Reply

  17. Salmo is quite correct when he discusses Schiavo’s autopsy. Her brain had degenerated to less than half the normal weight and displacement of a healthy brain. And no, Liberal courts did not decide that she needed to be “silenced”; such is the ramblings of a conspiracy theorist who thinks there are aliens at Area 51, the illuminati are real, or somebody who takes the Da Vinci Code as fact.

    Getting back to the definition of Conservative, I don’t think anybody says that there’s a minimum intelligence level required to be Republican or Conservative. Furthermore, you imply that to be a Liberal you MUST be an idiot, which is just silly: Liberals and Conservatives are political perspectives, nothing more or less. Liberals aren’t by definition idiots, and Conservatives aren’t by definition intelligent. By saying true Conservatives aren’t idiots, then so must be true the fact that true Liberals aren’t idiots either.

    And about Schiavo, it was determined that nobody in her position had ever even shown signs of even slight recovery before. There were no documented cases of even partial recovery or the regaining of abilities, let alone complete and total recovery, and therefore it was decided that euthanasia was a viable option.

    Comment by Adam Nelson — July 17, 2007 @ 3:14 pm | Reply

  18. U can tell hes librul because hes so stupid. Shut up Addam. Eveywhere I go here today, theres that same mouthy soshialst punk. Just shut up u fairy. Nobuddy wants to here ur crap.

    Comment by JOE — July 17, 2007 @ 4:48 pm | Reply

  19. The killed Schiavo because if she recovered with her damaged brain it would have proved the soul exists and undercut their faltering nervous system theory. Big medicine has too much money tied up in quack cures that do nothing more to mask medical problems caused by sin driven spiritual turmoil. The doctors called down the hit on her and the liberal courts pulled the trigger.

    Comment by BJ Tabor — July 17, 2007 @ 4:51 pm | Reply

  20. “The killed Schiavo because if she recovered with her damaged brain it would have proved the soul exists and undercut their faltering nervous system theory. Big medicine has too much money tied up in quack cures that do nothing more to mask medical problems caused by sin driven spiritual turmoil. The doctors called down the hit on her and the liberal courts pulled the trigger.”

    … LOL!

    “U can tell hes librul because hes so stupid. Shut up Addam. Eveywhere I go here today, theres that same mouthy soshialst punk. Just shut up u fairy. Nobuddy wants to here ur crap.”

    Lol, what’s the matter big guy? Did I step on your toe? You’ve got a lot of anger. You need to chill out buddy. Take a break from your job at the KFC and go on vacation.

    Comment by Adam Nelson — July 17, 2007 @ 5:58 pm | Reply

  21. “U can tell hes librul because hes so stupid.”

    ‘You can tell he’s a Liberal because he’s so stupid.’ Nope–it doesn’t even sound better when it’s grammatically correct. *sigh* Do we have to go over the stereotypes…AGAIN???

    Comment by La Mona — July 17, 2007 @ 6:20 pm | Reply

  22. your on to smething there bj.

    Comment by JOE — July 17, 2007 @ 6:21 pm | Reply

  23. Shutup Addy. KFC is for pimpley faced kidys like u. I happen to one my own pig farm.

    Comment by JOE — July 17, 2007 @ 6:23 pm | Reply

  24. Wow! You “one” your own pig farm eh?? Damn you are one successful businessman. You must wrangle the business world by the neck to have such an original, revolutionary business venture.

    So JOE, do you actually… y’know, know anything? Or do you come on here just to act like a retard?

    Comment by Adam Nelson — July 17, 2007 @ 6:42 pm | Reply

  25. “your on to smething there bj.”

    Thanks Joe, I also like you take on Adam. You seem a pretty clear thinker to me. You get right to the point and don’t mince words.

    Comment by BJ Tabor — July 17, 2007 @ 7:13 pm | Reply

  26. “… LOL!”

    Is that all you can say Adam? I mean beyond I am shocked that you’ve resisted the temptation to spew like normal how can you laugh this off. Face it Adam, if Terry recovered with a brain as badly damaged as her’s it would prove there is a soul.

    Comment by BJ Tabor — July 17, 2007 @ 7:15 pm | Reply

  27. u can reed punks like Addam lick a book hes realy just a dum punk kid wit a big moth

    lol must be a gay thing i see morans use it all the tim

    buncha hogsnot crap that kidy is

    Comment by JOE — July 17, 2007 @ 7:48 pm | Reply

  28. Could you type in English? Or even Spanish. Or some other language so long as it’s proper? At least then it can be translated.

    I suggest punctuation, correct spelling, mostly correct grammar at least, expansion in vocabulary, and putting a stop to your blind, ignorant, stereotypical comments that you find to be “rebuttal.” (Just trying to help your arguement.)

    Comment by La Mona — July 17, 2007 @ 9:06 pm | Reply

  29. Nobody likes a snob, La Mona. Not everyone is as fortunate and as educated as you think you are.

    Comment by Psycheout — July 17, 2007 @ 11:39 pm | Reply

  30. Let us not forget nearly as saint-like, wise, or proper. Our La Mona should have a shrine built after her (him?) <—– You can ask me about that one later.

    I have to run for now. Somewhere someone is about to sin and I must go and stop them.

    Comment by Mrs. T.D. Gaines-Crockett — July 18, 2007 @ 5:38 am | Reply

  31. Psycheout, it’s not hard to write in basic English at an eighth grade level (again, the average education level here in America.)

    Crockett: Someone called you a saint. I pointed out that through perspective of other people I am a saint with that logic. Don’t twist that. Also, most would look like a saint in comparison to the person that said it of you. And I’m female. In Spanish there are two forms of “mono.” That one is masculine, and mine is feminine. Add 2+2 and you get…..? (2+2 is figurative speech.)

    Comment by La Mona — July 18, 2007 @ 6:30 am | Reply

  32. You are a confused little boy-girl, La Mona, and I see that now. Demons of MPD, mental disorders, spiritual plagues, and ADD have gotten inside you. I am calling up on Christ’s Warring Angels to surround you and pull the DEMONS that have infected you from your soul by force.

    In the name of JESUS, I cover La Mona and anyone reading this with the Blood of JESUS. I ask for giant warrior angels to protect us. As your war club and weapons of war, I break down, undam, and blow up all walls of protection around all witches, warlocks, wizards, satanists, sorcerers, and the like, and I break the power of all curses, hexes, lies, vexes, spells, charms, gender identity issues, fetishes, psychic prayers, psychic thoughts, all witchcraft, sorcery, magic, voodoo, all mind control, jinxes, potions, bewitchments, death, sissification, homosexuality, destruction, sickness, pain, mental disorders, torment, psychic power, psychic warfare, prayer chains, Liberal thoughts, incense and candle burning, incantations, chanting, false blessings, hoodoo, crystals, root works, and everything else being sent La Mona’s way, or his-her family member’s way, or any Baptists For Brownback 2008 Ministries way, and I return it, and the demons to the sender, SEVENFOLD, and I bind it to them by the Blood of Jesus, and I cut and burn their ungodly silver cord and lay lines, in JESUS’ Name.

    We are all praying for you, La Mona. I see now that you are not just a spoiled little brat. You are indeed a child of God, infested with numerous DEMONS, who is fighting for his-her spiritual life.

    Please forgive me for not recognizing this sooner. I was harsh to see you as a rude, obnoxious child and not for the troubled little lamb that you are.

    I love you, sweet child, and raise you up to the Lord Jesus Christ for a healing, in the name of Jesus.

    Comment by Mrs. T.D. Gaines-Crockett — July 18, 2007 @ 6:38 am | Reply

  33. Gaines-Crockett, you’ve just blatantly violated the Second Commandment.

    La Mona, they stopp to anything, eh? Seriously, it’s ad hominem city here. Oh well, just goes to show how brainless and transparent most of their arguments are (I got in a real good discourse w/ Sisyphus the other day about Russian armour that was really interesting, though, but then BJ Tabor told me he wanted to [put ice] cream in my face, so I got a little woozy).

    “In the name of JESUS, I cover La Mona and anyone reading this with the Blood of JESUS. I ask for giant warrior angels to protect us. As your war club and weapons of war, I break down, undam, and blow up all walls of protection around all witches, warlocks, wizards, satanists, sorcerers, and the like, and I break the power of all curses, hexes, lies, vexes, spells, charms, gender identity issues, fetishes, psychic prayers, psychic thoughts, all witchcraft, sorcery, magic, voodoo, all mind control, jinxes, potions, bewitchments, death, sissification, homosexuality, destruction, sickness, pain, mental disorders, torment, psychic power, psychic warfare, prayer chains, Liberal thoughts, incense and candle burning, incantations, chanting, false blessings, hoodoo, crystals, root works, and everything else being sent La Mona’s way, or his-her family member’s way, or any Baptists For Brownback 2008 Ministries way, and I return it, and the demons to the sender, SEVENFOLD, and I bind it to them by the Blood of Jesus, and I cut and burn their ungodly silver cord and lay lines, in JESUS’ Name.”

    Wow, you got one all-purpose charm there La Mona. So since you’ve suddenly got Witch-Crockett casting protective auras over you, I guess it’s safe to go run with scissors or play in traffic, or something. I wouldn’t test it out, though. Witchcraft is supposed to be false.

    [Ed Note: Please, no filthy sex chat. This is not Penthouse Forum.]

    Comment by Adam Nelson — July 18, 2007 @ 7:52 am | Reply

  34. I have seen the error of my ways regarding La Mona and have asked her-his forgivness. You, on the other hand, appear to be a confessed sodomite and that is something you have chosen that I nor God forgives.

    Do not dare to undermine or mock my Warrior prayers. That is a new low, even for you.

    Comment by Mrs. T.D. Gaines-Crockett — July 18, 2007 @ 8:34 am | Reply

  35. “Do not dare to undermine or mock my Warrior prayers. That is a new low, even for you.”

    Warrior prayers! Ohh that’s good! Yes, I can see it now: Witch-Crockett, the MIGHTY WARRIOR (end Schwarzenegger accent). I’m sure you’re Jesus’ private SAS, the God Green Beret, St. John’s GI. How sad it truly is that you have to think everything in terms of some great war or struggle.

    And by the way, I didn’t mock your prayers. I just said that you live in a world where pitchfork-demons and little monsters are a part of daily life. Most people seeing imaginary creatures all the time are called schizophrenic. And that your prayers are wrong: by worshipping Jesus as God, you are violating the Second Commandment. They are two distinctly separate things.

    Comment by Adam Nelson — July 18, 2007 @ 9:24 am | Reply

  36. Jesus is God who is the Holy Spirit. Not only are you a mocker and blasphemer you are a fool to boot. May you realize this before it is too late.

    Comment by Mrs. T.D. Gaines-Crockett — July 18, 2007 @ 10:11 am | Reply

  37. I’m praying for La Mona but Adam Nelson can go to hell.

    Comment by Helen Bock — July 18, 2007 @ 12:59 pm | Reply

  38. “I’m praying for La Mona but Adam Nelson can go to hell.”
    Sadly Adam will. He is an atheists and hates God because he hates taking personal responsibility. Typical liberal, that is why they want socialized medicine so they won’t have to be accountable for this sins.

    Comment by BJ Tabor — July 18, 2007 @ 1:54 pm | Reply

  39. Wow, busy busy busy I see.

    Crockett. I’m a girl. You’ve never had a problem with that fact before, please don’t start now. I also have no problem with “demons.” Really. You know nothing of me, and thus are assuming more things. Please, listen to what I say. It would help you out a lot in relating to me. I’m not ADD either. I can seem that way at times, but it’s really just because I’m off thinking of something else, but you wouldn’t know that because you’ve never spent the day with me.

    And Crockett, you have been “rude, crude, and socially unacceptable” to me since I got here. Despite that, I never stopped forgiving you.

    Helen: You’re mean. Simply put.

    BJ: Being an atheist does not mean that one is immoral. Being Christian does not make you a moral person. You are still responsible to yourself. And still make the mistakes of others. Your “black and white” ways of thinking is inefficient to say the least.

    Comment by La Mona — July 18, 2007 @ 2:55 pm | Reply

  40. “Being an atheist does not mean that one is immoral.”

    La Mona, you claim to be a Christian. As Christians we believe God and only God is the source of all virtue. How can a man who rejects the very existence of God be moral? If it was true that would mean God doesn’t exists. That is why I am sure athiests are immoral, degenerate perverts.

    Comment by BJ Tabor — July 18, 2007 @ 4:15 pm | Reply

  41. La Mona
    I’ve said it before but I’ll say it again… you seem like a good person … afflicted. Go see your priest and ask him about an exorcism.

    Adam Nelson,
    In the case of Terri Schiavo (may she finally rest in peace), we don’t know yet the affiliation of her “doctors” (I have my suspicions) but even if conservatives were wrong, they were erring on the side of compassion. Liberals on the other hand want state instituted euthanasia. Once again proving they are evil and unworthy of God’s Love and Grace.

    Comment by carsick — July 18, 2007 @ 4:20 pm | Reply

  42. I’m saying that one can choose to not be a Christian and still do good things. That much should be obvious. Just as Christians can do horrible things. Get it?

    Carsick: My friends from church (youth pastor included) hang their heads at the postings here by you people thinking that I’m some demon-possessed little kid. Remember that you don’t know me personally and to assume such is a longshot in the dark to say the least.

    Comment by La Mona — July 18, 2007 @ 5:15 pm | Reply

  43. “As Christians we believe God and only God is the source of all virtue.”

    And what is virtue? From what I’ve heard, a truly good man is a God-fearing man, implying that a man chooses his actions from fear of eventual and inevitable judgement. In other words, “be good or go to Hell”. Now personally I think this isn’t true morality. A man who does good things for the sake of doing good things is an infinitely more moral person than one who does good because he fears burning in Hell. Myself, I do good things (community volunteering, charity, teaching, etc.) because I derive pleasure from helping others and feel that I, who am fairly well-off, should share my (relative) wealth with the community. For example, in two weeks I’m teaching violin at a summer camp for kids aged 9-14. I’m not getting paid for it, and it’s three weeks that I can’t earn money for school, but I wish I had that opportunity when I was that age, so now I feel like providing kids with something I never had.

    I don’t do any of this for fear of damnation or hellfire, because I don’t think any of those things exist. I do them to benefit people other than me. That is TRUE morality, not “I’ll do whatever you say, I don’t wanna burn!!” morality.

    Comment by Adam Nelson — July 18, 2007 @ 5:56 pm | Reply

  44. La Mona, you raise a good point about your church friends. I recently had a wedding gig at the local Missionary church, and I had a long and very interesting conversation with the minister there. He basically indicated that the posters on this board are either a) parodying American extremism (my personal belief), or b) totally and consistently corrupting the Bible for your own agendas.

    Comment by Adam Nelson — July 18, 2007 @ 5:59 pm | Reply

  45. “I’m saying that one can choose to not be a Christian and still do good things. That much should be obvious. Just as Christians can do horrible things. Get it?”

    No La Mona, they do “good” things for their own selfish reasons, because they are afraid of punishment or want reward, not because they are inspired to it by God. The nature of humanity is utter depravity. That is a basic point of Christianity. If you and the atheist Adam don’t believe me google “TULIP” If an “atheist” is doing good things it is because he really is a Christian who has been tricked by Satan. They will come around in the end.

    Comment by BJ Tabor — July 18, 2007 @ 7:40 pm | Reply

  46. “…because they are afraid of punishment or want reward, not because they are inspired to it by God.”

    No, that is exactly the Christian motivation for being moral. Afraid of punishment = being sent to hell; want reward = going to heaven. You just described your own template for good. I do good things and am a good person, but I HIGHLY doubt that you would call me a Christian.

    Comment by Adam Nelson — July 18, 2007 @ 7:53 pm | Reply

  47. Yea Adam. I have mixed feelings. I’ll take both “a” and “b.”

    How long have you been playing? You say you’re 19 right? So, were you one of those that started at like 5 or later? I’m curious.🙂 Do you participate in an orchestra? Favorite pieces?

    BJ: Both do things for selfish reasons. People are people and are capable of the same things. Again, being Christian does not make you a perfect person. Unless you change your life you remain the same no matter what label/sticker you attach to yourself. Get it?

    Comment by La Mona — July 18, 2007 @ 9:48 pm | Reply

  48. Adam and La Mona: get a room. You have a good chance, Adam, as she has “mixed feelings” and describes herself as “curious.”

    Good luck. Maybe you two will produce the next Al Gore or Josef Stalin.

    Comment by Psycheout — July 18, 2007 @ 10:19 pm | Reply

  49. Yeah, La Mona, I actually did start at about 5 (the end of Kindergarten!). I play in two orchestras: the University’s orchestra and the NYOC (national youth orchestra of Canada), and I love both of them.

    Favourite pieces? Oh boy, where do I begin?? LOL Well Beethoven’s wlays good (5th symphony, Eroica, Egmont overture) Shostakovich (1 and 5), Mahler (1 and 5), Stravinsky (Rite of Spring!!), Dvorak (New World String Quartets, 9th symphony), Saint-Saens (played too much to list), Holst (The Planets). I’m currently working on the Mendelssohn violin concerto which is absolutely amazing and a total bitch to play, lol! But my favourite symphony ever would have to be Shostakovich 5, “A Patriot’s Response to Just Criticism”, and my favourite violin piece in general would be Saint-Saens Introduction and Rondo Capriccioso.

    What about you, La Mona? Are you into classical at all? What sort of music do you listen to??

    Comment by Adam Nelson — July 19, 2007 @ 7:05 am | Reply

  50. Adam. I play clarinet, and I love classical music. I play in a youth orchestra in my state, and am ranked in the top 15 in the state. I started in 7th grade…so I’m starting my 6th year of playing. And I love every minute of it (well…I hate marching band, but that’s the price I pay for concert season, lol.)

    I am very much a fan of Holst’s Planets. I played Mars for the first time last year at an honor band. (Honor bands are awesome!) I’m about to start Stravinsky’s Three Pieces (I haven’t heard his other work). I’m working on Weber’s Concerto 1, Malcolm Arnold’s sonatina, Osborne’s Rhapsody, and I’ve done Mozart’s Clarinet Concerto. I’ve had James Barnes as a director and find his stuff amusing. Beethoven (has a cool clarinet bassoon duet set) and Shostakovich is always fun. I like Dance of the Jesters. Mannin Veen is soooo cool. There’s a symphony I played at all-state…hmmm, I need to go find it. Georgia Tech’s director of bands was my director once at an honor band in Florida and we played this thing called Tensegrity that sounds like different technical things (mechanical, electric, aerospace, etc, etc…really nice effects.) Ritual Fire Dance sounds cool. Yea, there really is too much to list. And I know what you mean about things being a pain to play. …I have a lesson Tuesday–WEEEE!!! (I call it my metronomical corrections therapy.) I have a great teacher. She’s the clarinet professor of one of the colleges down here. (she also does saxophone–very cool stuff.)

    Do you get many opportunities to perform your solo work with the orchestras? And that’s cool that you got to start so early.

    Comment by La Mona — July 19, 2007 @ 2:56 pm | Reply

  51. Wow, you have gone through a lot of rep. I am exposed mostly to Classical and Romantic era music, with a bit of modern stuff, so I rarely get to hear any of the music you listed, but I do like it quite a bit. My favourite modern composer is Ewazen (he has a great violin, trumpet and piano trio!). And yeah I like Veen too🙂

    I like Mars the Bringer of War. We’re doing all of the Planets this year, and I’m very stoked about it! Also, who is your clarinet teacher?? I may know her.

    To answer your question, yes I have had several opportunities to play solo works with orchestras. I have done Saint-Saens’ Introduction and Rondo Capriccioso and his 3rd Violin Concerto with orchestras, and am working on Mendelssohn’s Violin Concerto for the school orchestra this year. Also I’ve done a bunch of nondescript Christmas concert stuff. Have you ever had any solo opportunities? Also, are you going to go to school for Music? Or do you have something else in mind?

    Comment by Adam Nelson — July 19, 2007 @ 3:26 pm | Reply

  52. Mars Bringer of War is pretty good. I also always liked Danse Macabre.

    Comment by Psycheout — July 19, 2007 @ 3:38 pm | Reply

  53. Good choice Psycheout.

    Veen was at all-state this year. Basically rehearse for 2 days and play a concert…we worked on Veen a lot.🙂 My teacher gives me a little of it all. She likes a little of everything so I get to work on a little of everything. Since I get to play in both bands and orchestras I get the best of both worlds as orchestra seems to be more classical/romantic periods whereas band jumps at the modern-ish stuff. (I played the band arrangment of Mars–I hear the orchestral stuff is better.) That’s cool that you get to do all of them. I’ve heard Jupiter, but none of the others. I think I’m going to go find a CD. And it’s been in the past two years that I’ve really started with the “rep.”

    My teacher is Dr. Lori Ardovino. She went to grad school at Cinncinatti (sp?) and Michigan State. And she teaches at the University of Montevallo.

    As far as solo stuffs….The 19th I have a recital set up by my teacher. All-state does a solo comp the day before the actual honor band. Some friends and I would like to start a jazz group and play some places. Tehn I get solos in band. Stuff like that. The adult orchestra (I may try-out for when they have an opening.) let’s someone work with them for solo stuff sometimes. But I’ve never looked into that. A friend of mine who plays french horn has done it before though. It’s nice that you get to perform your work. There are some things that I’ve worked on, but didn’t get to play.😦 Oh well, lol. It was fun.

    School–I want to major in Music, Psychology, and have a minor in Spanish (I’m going to be in school a LONG time.) The Psychology I want a doctorate–music at least a masters…Spanish, I just want to be bilingual…I feel stupid not being bilingual. So, that one goes as far as it goes. I guess I have a few things in mind. I could actually major in English (or minor) and be happy too. Lots of things amuse me. But Music is in there somewhere.

    I assume you are in school for Music? Or do you participate for the heck of it? You said before you liked Physics, do you do that in school as well?

    Oh, and I LOVE Techeli (again sp? I’m horrible with names.) Blue Shades (if I ever get my hands on the solo clarinet part….), Variations on a Korean Folk Song–very nice. Also, Incantation and Dance (different dude here) and Polka and Fugue. is nice. Holsinger is my friend as well…He has lots of famous band pieces. There’s also this guy that I’ve had as an honor band director, Saucedo (I’ll have to go find his piece to check my spelling) has more wonderful stuff. With Each Sunset, Fantasy on Keystone Choral, Windsprints, etc etc. He’s a percussionist and it shows in his pieces as the rhythms and mixed meter in most of his work come together in odd sorts. His stuff is generally geared towards good high school groups as he’s a high school director. He’s a funny guy. Rehearsal is never boring there.

    Do you have any favorite directors/teachers Adam?

    And anyone else got some favorite pieces?

    Comment by La Mona — July 19, 2007 @ 6:05 pm | Reply

  54. Wow, La Mona, you are going to be in school for some time! Well, all power to ya, I hope you have the best of luck in all your educational endeavors.

    And yes, I am going to school strictly for music, and plan to get my doctorate eventually. I’m currently attending Wilfrid Laurier University under Polish violinist Jerzy Kaplanek. I personally have had very little experience with Techeli, but Jerzy loves music like that (he’s also very avant-garde, much more so than me). Personally, I think Penderecki and other experimental atonal stuff is a little too weird for me!

    You should talk to my fiancee. She plays trumpet at the same school and she’s much more involved with the composers/works you mentioned! Also she went to a symposium in the States where she met Veen!

    Comment by Adam Nelson — July 20, 2007 @ 6:39 am | Reply

  55. Adam,

    Don’t you dare try to corrupt La Mona with your Polack music. That child no more needs your secular and foreign influence in his-her life right now than another hole in the head. La Mona is covered with prayer and protection thank the Good Lord, but we have a plate full as it is, thank you very much, and you filling that angel’s head with your worldly, sick notions just make it even harder on us.

    So why don’t you just run on back to that Polack “fiancé”, Jerzy Kaplanek, or whatever his name is of yours and spread your diseases back and forth. Kindly leave the Christian people alone to tend to their work.

    Comment by Mrs. T.D. Gaines-Crockett — July 20, 2007 @ 6:56 am | Reply

  56. Republican Presidential Nomination: 07/09/2007 – 07/18/2007

    http://www.foxnews.com/politics/youdecide2008/index.html

    Giuliani 25.0%
    Thompson 20.0%
    McCain 13.5%
    Romney 10.0%
    Brownback ???

    “Brownie, you’re doing a heck of a job!”

    [Ed Note: Posting this identical comment in 8 comment threads qualifies as spam. Do it again and you will be banned.]

    Comment by Tyler Durden — July 20, 2007 @ 8:16 am | Reply

  57. Witch-Prophet, did your husband leave early today? Did he go to “work” before your early morning beating? I can understand how that would make a backward, idiotic, ignorant woman of substandard-intelligence and plaguelike Southern disposition cranky. However, I suggest you keep your blasphemous witch-chants and spellcasting to yourself. It does not belong in pious people’s lives like me and La Mona. Please respect our purity and keep your witch-doctoring and sorcery where it belongs: between you and your husband.

    Comment by Adam Nelson — July 20, 2007 @ 10:09 am | Reply

  58. Just when I think, “Surely Adam has reached and encapsulated the limits of Internet tedium” you go and push the boundary even further.

    Be Gone Sinner!

    Comment by Mrs. T.D. Gaines-Crockett — July 20, 2007 @ 10:12 am | Reply

  59. Be Gone, Sinner?? … but you’re still here!

    Nobody’s asking you to respond to this “internet tedium”. As usual, though, you have nothing to do other than watch The 700 Club and sit around the house eating Doritos and wait for your “husband” the working girl to come home with his street-earnings.

    See, I’ve been taking Gaines-Crockett etiquette lessons. Now I can look like an asshole with the best of them!

    Comment by Adam Nelson — July 20, 2007 @ 10:25 am | Reply

  60. Crockett, do you have any idea what Adam and I were talking about? Explain to me how classical music is in any way wrong/demonic/whatever the snot you want to call it. Please learn to read. If you look again you will see that the Polish violinist and the fiancee are two different people. (That play two different instruments.) You’re still not grasping the concept that I’m female. Why did you just begin to have this problem?

    Adam, thanks.🙂 I love school. Enjoy the music. My first teacher was from Canada…I don’t know where she went to school though…. Anywho, that’s very spiffy. And she met Veen? That is SO cool. Tell her “kudos” for me, por favor. (And you’re doing well with those etiquette lessons, lol)

    I think it’s about bed time.

    Comment by La Mona — July 20, 2007 @ 10:22 pm | Reply

  61. Hey, I told the sinner to be gone, and she left! Cool!

    Eh, I’m probably not that lucky though. She probably just went off to polish “Little David” LOL (BTW, that’s probably her husband’s member that she’s secretly referring to)

    [Ed Note: Pornographic language will not be tolerated, Adam. How many times do we have to tell you?]

    Comment by Adam Nelson — July 20, 2007 @ 10:40 pm | Reply

  62. If not stopped feeling impassioned by music can lead to dancing and we all know what impassioned dancing leads to.

    Comment by carsick — July 20, 2007 @ 11:15 pm | Reply

  63. La Mona, please speak English on this website. It’s the official language here at B4B.

    Comment by Psycheout — July 20, 2007 @ 11:27 pm | Reply

  64. Considering my “por favor” was for Adam it shouldn’t matter to you. (That would be please, by the way.) Is that all you can pick at Psycheout? With some of the grammatical nightmares that show up on this site I beg to differ on the “official” language. I would say it’s English and all its variants. And with variants comes slang and integration of other languages.

    Yeah Adam, she’ll be back.

    Carsick…do you listen to classical/instrumental music? Do you play an instrument? And welcome to the English language. Many words have multiple purposes and meanings. [im]Passion[ate] is one such example.

    Comment by La Mona — July 21, 2007 @ 8:43 pm | Reply

  65. Well idiocy seems like the official language along with English, which is also very broken.

    Peace v(^_^)

    Comment by Lazarus — July 22, 2007 @ 3:21 pm | Reply


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