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Posted: Wednesday, December 29, 2010 12:00 am | Updated: 6:14 am, Wed Dec 29, 2010.

Below are some of the editorial staff’s favorite online comments from the year gone by. Spelling and punctuation have been left as the readers crafted them. Some of the names are unavailable on the postings because the News-Sentinel’s online forum changed during the year and user names were prohibited.

“When I see an unemployed couple that isn’t up until 10:30 am, that say they need work, and also can’t spell electrician then I am a little leery of employing the man to do any electrical work for me. And you?”

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31 comments:

  • Kim Lee posted at 1:51 pm on Fri, Dec 31, 2010.

    Kim Lee Posts: 1798

    I can remember many more gems that what is listed above. Boy, there were some great comments on the old LNS blogs. Goodbye 2010....it was a great year on the blogs.

     
  • Darrell Baumbach posted at 5:30 pm on Thu, Dec 30, 2010.

    Darrell Baumbach Posts: 9405

    Jay stated...Sigh................and he STILL doesn't get it.........

    I get it Jay............. it is the very reason why I respond........

     
  • Jay Samone posted at 3:56 pm on Thu, Dec 30, 2010.

    Jay Samone Posts: 359

    Sigh................and he STILL doesn't get it.........

     
  • Darrell Baumbach posted at 3:20 pm on Thu, Dec 30, 2010.

    Darrell Baumbach Posts: 9405

    Pattye Nelson posted at 12:01 pm… . I read the first few words then move on to other comments where people actually say something relevant to the story or are at least interesting. Say something relevant and move on.

    Hummm… … since you only read the first few words, Ill just write a few…
    How would you know if its interesting or relevant if you do not read it?
    Please give examples of what I said that is irrelevant so I can learn what not to write, and why are you calling people drones?

     
  • Darrell Baumbach posted at 3:08 pm on Thu, Dec 30, 2010.

    Darrell Baumbach Posts: 9405

    Joanne,
    I do not watch Fox much. I was responding to your statement that Fox reported zip. I did a quick google search and found what I illustrated. That is all.

    As far as you being a horrible person, I have no way of knowing that. I am only going by what you print at LN. I respond to those words which to me, are factually inaccurate and/or hurt people. I would much rather have and enjoy civil discourse with you as you obviously are an intelligent thoughtful woman. I very much enjoy reading what you write when the topic is not negatively personal like “stop making ridiculous comments in the vacuum you call your head”, which you posted.

     
  • Joanne Bobin posted at 12:24 pm on Thu, Dec 30, 2010.

    Joanne Bobin Posts: 4488

    RE: Mr. Baumbach at 5:14PM on 12/29....As in the past, you have gone above and beyond to let me know what a horrible person I am while ripping me and all others up, down, sideways, etc. DO YOU NOT READ WHAT YOU WRITE? Or is your sense of superiority that encumbering that you just don't see it?

    RE: Mr. Baumbach at 5:45PM on 12/29 - Shepard Smith (according to my Google search) made those comments on 12/21. The Stewart show I was referring to aired on 12/16 - obviously Smith was VERY late to the party.

    Even Mike Huckabee, who was Stewart's guest on the show that day, expressed his disgust at the Republicans. Doesn't count as a FOX sentiment though since Huckabee didn't say it on his FOX program.

    Happy New Year to ALL!!!

     
  • Pattye Nelson posted at 12:01 pm on Thu, Dec 30, 2010.

    Pattye Nelson Posts: 29

    Darrell,

    Let it go man. Nobody gives much of what you say any real thought anyway. I read the first few words then move on to other comments where people actually say something relevant to the story or are at least interesting. I wonder what percentage of the 1520 posts (current number listed) you've spent telling other people how wrong they are. Can't you just agree to disagree and quit trying to get everyone to feel the way you do about it? In this discussion alone you have 5 posts back to back - FIVE! Say something relevant and move on. You just make yourself look lonely and/or desperate to see your own words in print. Here's a thought, why don't you start your own newspaper or blog and leave this one alone? I’m sure you’ll find a lot more like-minded people or drones who will follow your lead.

     
  • Darrell Baumbach posted at 11:14 pm on Wed, Dec 29, 2010.

    Darrell Baumbach Posts: 9405

    Jeff Stated...You found two examples. Only two...
    Jeff, I only did a quick google search and listed the first 2 items that came up... you may be correct, fox is bias to the right...obviously, but the source you say you go to for information, from my experience is far left.... so each side has its bias… Stewart should be the starting point for you, then corroborate with alternate sources.

     
  • Darrell Baumbach posted at 9:37 pm on Wed, Dec 29, 2010.

    Darrell Baumbach Posts: 9405

    Doug Chaney posted at 8:43 pm ....Darrell, judging by your ignorant and self serving comments, me thinks ...

    No Doug, you are not thinking at all... its more like you are barking.

     
  • Darrell Baumbach posted at 9:35 pm on Wed, Dec 29, 2010.

    Darrell Baumbach Posts: 9405

    Jeff, Thanks for your thoughts. Actually, I have watched Steward about 7 or 8 times.
    Each time I watched I thought he was much better than Leno, Letterman or any of the others that attempt humor... I consider him one of the best. His facial expressions and timing are priceless. Since I do not watch TV much, I do not see him much.

    But really Jeff, I hope you are using this survey in jest. I do not think its possible to measure what you suggest in this survey. As far as Ms Bobins intentions, I think you are very kind in what you attribute to her. Could be, but not likely. Hope you are right.

     
  • Jeff Tillett posted at 9:16 pm on Wed, Dec 29, 2010.

    Jeff Tillett Posts: 554

    from 2007:
    SURVEY: Daily Show/Colbert Viewers Most Knowledgable, Fox News Viewers Rank Lowest
    http://thinkprogress.org/2007/04/16/daily-show-fox-knowledge/

    http://people-press.org/report/319/public-knowledge-of-current-affairs-little-changed-by-news-and-information-revolutions

     
  • Jeff Tillett posted at 9:05 pm on Wed, Dec 29, 2010.

    Jeff Tillett Posts: 554

    Darrell I think what she was pointing out was that in the run up to the bill, after the republicans fillibustered it in a grotesque show of politics over policy, fox news said little to nothing. You found two examples. Only two. Now I'm sure there are more. I know there was at least one other guest who was incensed over it. But when the mosque was proposed to be built near ground zero, it was seemingly non-stop. Multiple references per hour... compared to a few blurbs? So much for 9/11, support the USA... only when it serves them politically? And in an effort for full disclosure... there were very very few mentions of this bill on any of the networks. Crickets. No, to get the story, to hear from 9/11 responders about this bill you had to go to stewart. Don't knock him til you try him. It's not news, it's comedy. But it's comedy based on news, and many times it has more factually correct, less misleading news than the news programs.

     
  • Jeff Tillett posted at 8:53 pm on Wed, Dec 29, 2010.

    Jeff Tillett Posts: 554

    http://www.worldpublicopinion.org/pipa/pdf/dec10/Misinformation_Dec10_rpt.pdf

    I wasn't selecting fox to pick on, that was the finding of the study. Fox, in general, yielded more misinformation from its viewers. Further, the MORE one watched fox news, the more misinformed they were, in general. This was not so for the other networks studied.

    I wish they would have surveyed Daily Show/Colbert viewers. There have been previous studies in the past that indicated these viewers tended to be more informed than major network viewers, including fox.

     
  • Doug Chaney posted at 8:43 pm on Wed, Dec 29, 2010.

    Doug Chaney Posts: 1232

    Darrell, judging by your ignorant and self serving comments, me thinks your mind has been severely alturd. Pun intended! ROFLMAO

     
  • Darrell Baumbach posted at 7:47 pm on Wed, Dec 29, 2010.

    Darrell Baumbach Posts: 9405

    For clarification sake in my blog at posted at 5:14 pm… when I said “would be an “appropriate” thing to say(to you)”…to you= from Joanne’s perception. It obviously would not be appropriate for me or Ms Bobin to say to anyone, from my perception.

     
  • Darrell Baumbach posted at 5:45 pm on Wed, Dec 29, 2010.

    Darrell Baumbach Posts: 9405

    Bobin stated…had ZIP to say about Republican Senators who refused to sign the 9/11 First Responder medical bill…

    Interesting… Since I have not watched Fox news in so long, I am glad that ms Bobin is tracking what they say and do not say… seems like a waste of time to me… so I did a google search to verify if Ms Bobin was accurate… immediately, found the following…
    Shepard Smith Unloads On Blockers Of 9/11 Responders Bill: 'How Do They Sleep At Night?' (VIDEO)
    Apparently, according to the Huffington Post, Smith of Fox News was on with Chris Wallace show and excoriated the Senators who are holding up the so-called "Zadroga Bill" to assist 9/11 First Responders who suffer from medical problems as a result of their time at Ground Zero.
    Hummmmmmm
    You see Ms Bobin, that is why you should stop depending on a comedy show, they are for purposes other than truth. Since Wallace and Smith are premier representatives for Fox, maybe you should retract your statement.

     
  • Darrell Baumbach posted at 5:14 pm on Wed, Dec 29, 2010.

    Darrell Baumbach Posts: 9405

    • Joanne Bobin posted at 3:15 pm…But when I searched for the original letter and reread it, the adjective that came to mind was "appropriate." My comment stands and I am not embarrassed to have made it.

    Of course Joanne, saying to someone that he/she does not have a brain in their head would be an “appropriate” thing to say(to you)… I assume that is why you make these “appropriate” remarks on a non stop basis… I can see why one would see you as loveable. I’m sure Dennis Michael is motivated to buy you a latte as well… don’t you think? Or maybe as you put it, maybe his head would be too vacant to think of something like that.

     
  • Darrell Baumbach posted at 4:14 pm on Wed, Dec 29, 2010.

    Darrell Baumbach Posts: 9405

    Jeff Tillett posted at 3:17 pm...A new study has concluded that the more a person watches fox news, the less they actually now about what is true...

    I think I saw that study as well... wasn't that the one funded by Keith Olbermann?
    Or was that by Letterman? I cannot remember.

     
  • Darrell Baumbach posted at 3:38 pm on Wed, Dec 29, 2010.

    Darrell Baumbach Posts: 9405

    Jeff Tillett posted at 3:17 pm... a comedy show showing the full un-edited clips to show the whole story ..

    Now Jeff wants in on comedy... a comedy show has an unedited clip, and that is the whole story? That is funny. An unedited clip is just that... a clip. A clip by definition is not the whole story. I do agree with Jeff about one thing, one should not watch Fox, if they want to know truth, unless they use that information as a starting point and then follow up with research and independent confirmation ... that would be more accurate. I wonder why Jeff only selected Fox to pick on… is he saying that any TV source promotes truth in their News?... Please comment on which station you think is dependable?... I think it does not exist, except maybe CSPAN.

     
  • Jeff Tillett posted at 3:17 pm on Wed, Dec 29, 2010.

    Jeff Tillett Posts: 554

    Darrell continues to not see the irony of a comedy show showing the full un-edited clips to show the whole story not covered in the "news" program's edited clips. A new study has concluded that the more a person watches fox news, the less they actually now about what is true. It is sad that a comedy show has more facts than the news show(s).

     
  • Joanne Bobin posted at 3:15 pm on Wed, Dec 29, 2010.

    Joanne Bobin Posts: 4488

    I had to do a search on Mr. Vetica's letter to recall why I made such a comment.

    Actually, Mr. Baumbach, the metaphor you used, "snide," was quite mild. When I read the paper this morning I was thinking more along the lines of "snarky, mean spirited, or just downright rude." How could a normally loveable person say such a thing?

    But when I searched for the original letter and reread it, the adjective that came to mind was "appropriate." My comment stands and I am not embarrassed to have made it.

    Dennis Michael...have a latte on me - tell Tillie to put it on my tab, as soon as I establish one!!!

     
  • Darrell Baumbach posted at 3:11 pm on Wed, Dec 29, 2010.

    Darrell Baumbach Posts: 9405

    Joanne Bobin posted at 12:23 ...OOPS! Just commited a Joe Baxterism...

    Reminds me of something I should not have said, when I stated that webster had a new defition of a word , "bobin Syndrome"... bad form on my part.

     
  • Darrell Baumbach posted at 3:02 pm on Wed, Dec 29, 2010.

    Darrell Baumbach Posts: 9405


    Scott Trotter posted at 6:43… Darrell, wasn't she depending on *clips* to support her case

    Scott… I am not sure of the intent of your comment, but please let me clarify and give a thought… Ms Bobin had just given a blog that treated a person in a derogatory manner where she basically tells this person he does not have a brain in his head…
    She then writes another blog immediately where she uses information she sees from a comedy show. She wants to call it a parody. Comedy shows often edit and shape clips so that it is seen as “funny and humorous” so as to improve its ratings. For someone to use information from any comedy show as evidence to support a point of fact is comical to me as well…

     
  • Darrell Baumbach posted at 2:45 pm on Wed, Dec 29, 2010.

    Darrell Baumbach Posts: 9405

    Please... Ms Bobin... your zinger that shines a light on your frequent snide remarks was highlighted by Lodi News Sentinel among the most memorable for the year.... Manuel, stated he felt you’re snide remark was one of his favorite even though it is hostile and derogatory. At the time, you making this remark about “the vacuum you call your head”, you follow it directly with the Jon Stewart comment, which I felt was comical in light of your first snide remark…I always smile to myself when someone rude and insensitive has the tables turned on themselves.

    Im very happy that Pattye Nelson pointed out that none of my comments were recognized as most memorable. That is a good sign as to me, I would be very embarrassed if I were remembered for making remarks like Ms Bobin. Unfortunately, Manuel, Pattye and Joanna must think it is a badge on honor to be remembered for verbal zingers that add to making one feel bad. In a moment of weakness, if I did something like Ms Bobin, I would be happy that all forget I even said it.

     
  • Manuel Martinez posted at 12:55 pm on Wed, Dec 29, 2010.

    Manuel Martinez Posts: 641

    Pattye's comment deserves to be on that list now. :]p Everyone thought it, and none bothered to say it.

     
  • Joanne Bobin posted at 12:23 pm on Wed, Dec 29, 2010.

    Joanne Bobin Posts: 4488

    OOPS! Just commited a Joe Baxterism...that should have continued:

    the Daily Show is a parody of the news on REAL news stations, of course, FOX News is an exception, it being a political entity rather than a REAL news organization.

    Just to give you further ammo, Mr. Baumbach, my favorite Daily News clip before Christmas: Jon Stewart wondering why FOX News had so much to say about the "mosque at Ground Zero" and on and on about 9/11 and Ground Zero, but had ZIP to say about Republican Senators who refused to sign the 9/11 First Responder medical bill. At least Stewart had the "junk" to put members of FDNY, NYPD, and others on his show who are now terminally ill from working dawn to dusk at Ground Zero and actually listen to how selfless they were when they were needed compared to the whiney Senators who desperately wanted to "go home for Christmas"..whaaa!!

    Since Mr. Baumbach is famous for taking comments out of context and has a serious case of OCD (in his case the compulsion to always say "B" if someone says "A," and vice-versa), take this ball and run with it. Happy New Year to ALL!!!

     
  • Joanne Bobin posted at 12:09 pm on Wed, Dec 29, 2010.

    Joanne Bobin Posts: 4488

    Mr. Baumbach still does not "get it." Let me explain...the Daily Show is a PARODY

     
  • Pattye Nelson posted at 10:48 am on Wed, Dec 29, 2010.

    Pattye Nelson Posts: 29

    Anyone else find it ironic that Darrell has over 1500 posts and not one of them is among the LNS most memorable? Tell ya anything Darrell??

     
  • Scott Trotter posted at 6:43 am on Wed, Dec 29, 2010.

    Scott Trotter Posts: 16

    Darrell, wasn't she depending on *clips* to support her case?

     
  • Darrell Baumbach posted at 6:00 am on Wed, Dec 29, 2010.

    Darrell Baumbach Posts: 9405

    My favorite was Ms Bobins as well, but it was the one directly following her zing of "That is probably my favorite, next to Joanne's "It will calm your nerves temporarily so that you can actually read current events and stop making ridiculous comments in the vacuum you call your head.” commen"...
    which was "• FYI, check out the "Daily Show." Don't remember which date last week, but Jon Stewart showed exactly how Sean Hannity uses EDITED clips to "document" the president's "statements."... which to me, directly applied to her previous comment she had for someone else.. since she was depending on a comedian to support her case. That was humorous!!!

     
  • Manuel Martinez posted at 1:53 am on Wed, Dec 29, 2010.

    Manuel Martinez Posts: 641

    “Ah, conspiracy theories. I guess there was a second shooter on the grassy knoll, aliens live among us, and a giant magnet in Alaska controlled by the Russians causes hurricanes. And if I recall, the District was acquitted from those ridiculous accusation.” — Commentor responding to comments about the North San Joaquin Water Conservation District in an article about Measure C


    That is probably my favorite, next to Joanne's "It will calm your nerves temporarily so that you can actually read current events and stop making ridiculous comments in the vacuum you call your head.” comment. =]

     
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