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Jan 2, 2008

Middle Road's Top Comments of 2007

There have been several excellent and sensible comments in this blog, but below are just The Reveler's top comments that made us laugh, as well as think. It was a challenge to read all through the comments especially from the posts that gathered over 100 comments. From us, we thank you for your comments for the past year.

Now for the list:
KAP said...
If I was a better artist, I'd just put up a poster of a nut. Why bother with language? (March 2007 on Betel Nut for Sale)
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Anonymous said...
I am appalled that you would take a tragedy like this, and turn it into a joke. Clearly, this man was troubled. I am glad no one else was injured, and I pray that this man will recover soon. (April 2007 on Relight My Fire)
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The Reveler said...
dog style position - my favorite and when i wake up, i bark.

Anonymous said...
and what do you dream about while sleeping that way?
(April 2007 on Best Sleeping Position)
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bigsoxfan said...
As if there weren't enough difficult issues floating around. I suppose, the CNMI is uniquely located for legalization to be a possibility. What a concept to inspire total alienation from the mainland US. Let's see; Sweatshops inspire salivating and censure from the left and maryjane would surely produce the same result from the right side of the spectrum. Has the government really weighed in on legalization? Or, as the tribune reported recently, has the AG's office merely been consulted on the legal aspects of hosting a conference sponsored by the pro side.
Tempest in a tea pot or fire in the hole?
(June 2007 on Marijuana Islands)
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Anonymous said...
This is one to write down in your diary... the "church", or it's leadership anyway... doing something intelligent.
(June 2007 on Saipan’s Pontiff Has Spoken)
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bradinthesand said...
i don't understand how people are due citizenship for working here under the terms of their respective contracts, but i think that going out of our way to deny it sounds more than a bit ungrateful.

Jeff said…

Brad, take a look at those barracks. There is a reason you don't live there. You wouldn't. There isn't free health care. They work for it. They aren't robots and they clearly can't pay hospital bills on 3.05 and corporations benefitting from these workers would get a free ride if health benefits weren't required. They'd eventually get sick and stick it to the government. A health plan of some sort is a basic benefit of a western society. The U.S. is the only rich country where you can't even get to see the doctor. I had Take Care last year, needed to see a gastro in the states, and when I finally found one who'd see me paying out of pocket, it was $500 for an initial consulation. If you weren't given any medical benefits that is indeed a good question. The fact that contract workers get covered to whatever degree is irrelevant to the issue. The issue is why you aren't covered.
(July 2007 on Stop Don’t Shoot!)
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The Saipan Blogger アンジェロ・ビラゴメズ said...
...and present, ongoing corruption. People have a right to boycott any business they want. If I want to boycott McDonalds until they finally build a playplace, I have every right to do so. Deal.
(July 2007 on I Said Don’t Shoot What the…)
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Boni said...
No one really cares about cleaning up the Garapan area. At least not the government. I was once at the Gov's office and asked some legislators what they planned to do to make the paseo more family and tourist friendly. They all gave each other sideways glances and crooked smiles and started chuckling. Please, cops get free tabs at some of those places and I can point out in my head a few mistresses that work around that area too. Che'chu lahi. One day I'm going to open up a secret surveillance company: Ma Gatcha Hao! (September 2007 on Prostitution Rings on Saipan?)
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Nahal said...

Ai adai... I've been anticipating this and here it is...Folks... I'm not saying I agree with the message of the commercial or that I'm voting repulican. I haven't been doing much acting since I moved to Saipan and I was looking to cushion my acting resume before I return to reality. If you want to know my real political beliefs you can ask me. I'm pretty verbal about them.

Nahal said...
PS The rooster thing was totally traumatizing to film as I am a vegetarian and also afraid of angry roosters flapping in my face. Again... it was acting. And no roosters were harmed in the filming of this commercial.

Nahal said...

PPS Brad we didn't ask you to be in this commercial. That was another commercial that we haven't shot yet. Call me if youre still interested.

Anonymous said...

Acting or not, associating yourself with Republicans Nahal. Cmon now.
(October 2007 on Nahal on TV)
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Pragmatic Plato

PS: Start a blog you louse. Your sporadic comments without a blog attached to them are not of the same worth as mine. (BTW, this was a shot at sarcasm. Everyone should comment anytime they want on any public blog IRREGARDLESS [wow, Microsoft Word also thinks this is a real word. No squiggly line under it. Go figure] of whether they use an alias, have a blog, wear clown make-up, support acts that would further gov't waste and corruption, etc.)
(November 2007 on Poll: Will Tina Make It or Not?)
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Anonymous said...
...summary of candidates...

Cinta - Woman (won't win)
Hofschneider - He's disappeared
Oscar Babauta - two faced (switches parties in order to win a seat)
Waki - He's disappeared as well
Mike Sablan - Too straight, won't get anything done
Stanley - complains so much he looks crazy
Juan N. Babauta - Ideas too ahead of CNMI's current mentality
Chamber Guerrero- dumb
Angelo - upstart transient
(July 2007 on Poll: Governor to be or not to be?)
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Anonymous said...
Like I-10 in the thick morning fog of Louisiana, so to can our judgement be clouded by friendship Grasshopper. - Master Po, fictional episode 147, Kung Fu.
Biba CNMI! Biba Empanada! Biba permitting long-stay workers the right to remain! Biba the force! and Biba Stanley Torres!

bradinthesand said...
Biba people who say Biba!
(July 2007 on Poll: Governor to be or not to be?)
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The Saipan Blogger アンジェロ・ビラゴメズ said...
Rev, you should really delete comments like the one from "anonymous." From personal experience, It is not fair to the people getting attacked on your blog to not know where the attack is coming from. Harry, Jeff, and several other bloggers, including myself, feel this way. The only people hammering on about the importance of anonymous blog comments are the ones who are making them.
You are better than this, allowing others to use your forum to unfairly hurt good people.
If it hasn't been specifically asked of you before, please stop allowing people to make outrageous and unfair anonymous statements on your blog!
When you do that, I'll put you back in the "Recommended" category on The Saipan Blog...because you really do have an excellent blog, you've just got a troll problem.
(November 2007 on Kudos on Tina Sablan)
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Pragmatic Plato
The reasons people attack you is simply because you issued the first attacks. It may not seem "fair" to you that the retaliation may be far greater than your initial onslaught but tough.
If a person strikes someone in the face and the reaction from the victim is to beat him senseless, I would still say that the initiator was at fault and the attacker got what was coming to him.

I surfed the blogs and came up with multitude of poorly placed and unprovoked comments from you. That is your prerogative. What upsets myself and many others is that you are hypocritical. You make snide remarks and cut people down and then turn around and claim to be a person that is trying to unite the community and enhance blogging in a "We Love Saipan" effort. You can't do both.

Look within yourself and decide who you are and stick to it. Be an ass and hold true to that or be a nice guy and stick to those guns.
(December 2007 on Unity March)
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Bruce A. Bateman said...

Against my better judgment I will address the two wingnuts, pee pee and monkey picture (related by more than both being wingnuts) who so bravely step forward to boycott Porky’s, from under their rock….
(December 2007 on Unity March)
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Saipanboonieman said...

Ed, have we slept together before? how do you know i wear panties?
(December 2007 on Unity March)
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The Saipan Blogger アンジェロ・ビラゴメズ said...

Hilarious because I quoted myself?
What can I say? I never went to journalism school.
...at least I know I got the quote right.
(December 2007 on Unity March)
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The Saipan Blogger アンジェロ・ビラゴメズ said...
I have never had sexual relations with Brad Ruszala
(December 2007 on Unity March)
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Marianas Pride said...
There is no need to bash Greg. What he needs is some deep soul-searching and prayer from everyone. I wish Greg had more love in his heart.
(December 2007 on Unity March)
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Lil_hammerhead
That long-term non-residents undercutting short-term non-residents is simply an argument created by the TTT batch to try to divide the non-residents. It's an idiotic argument that is perpetrated by idiots.
And now for my fig leaf.. Merry Christmas!
(December 2007 on Highs and Lows of the March)
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Anonymous
The A to Z about Greg Cruz, president of Tao Tao Tano

Anonymous said...
New Poll:

How insane is Greg Cruz, leader of Taotao Taya?

A. More insane than Saddam Hussein.

B. More insane than fluoridated water.

C. More insane than Legislators passing a gambling bill right after the CNMI rejected Casino Gambling.

D. More insane than an edumacated haole.

E. More insane than marrying a first cousin.

F. More insane than saying "I have over 2,500 members in Taotao Taya, but I only got 150 votes in Kagman because the election was fixed."

G. More insane than having a ghost writer writing for him because he writes at a fifth grade level.

H. More insane than attacking Tina Sablan because he is so sore from getting spanked in the elections (150 votes? Jack Angello got more votes than Goru).

I. More insane than saying he is not predudiced or racist, but in the very next sentence saying "to all you so-called educated mainlanders, mind your own business and stop meddling in our local affairs."

J. More insane than a person who has no degree or special skills but decides to become a videographer and scientist by checking out all the water companies.

K. More insane than a person who wants CUC to lower their fuel surcharge immediately without offering any alternative solution or finding alternative money.

L. More insane than a Rotanese speed bump.

M. More insane than a "persona non grata" writer.

N. More insane than 150 of his cousins who actually voted for him.

O. More insane than a person who contradicts himself with every sentence his ghost writer writes.

P. More insane than a PL15-108 supporter.

Q. More insane than a PL15-108 author.

R. More insane than Legislators believing Taotao Taya actually had 2,500 supporters.

S. More insane than going to Porky's. Boycott Porky's!

T. More insane than bloggers against PL15-108

U. More insane than an idiot BigSUCKSfan who lives in Mongolia and threatens to shoot someone.

V. More insane than a boulder.

W. More insane than fluoridated water mixed with pugua.

X. More insane than Taotao Taya followers.

Y. More insane than politicians supporting Taotao Taya.

Z. A through Y.
(December 2007 on Highs and Lows of the March)
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The Saipan Blogger

…this blog is dead to me…
The Reveler

10 comments:

Boni said...

Glad you chose one of my more lighthearted comments there, writers.

rev said...

;-)

Jeff said...

Boni's comment was great. I'd rank that number one.

The Saipan Blogger アンジェロ・ビラゴメズ said...

I made the list 5 times? I'm honored.

rev said...

;-)

Boni said...

That wink makes me nervous}}}}} Now all the legislators and cops will be looking out for me ---ooooh!

rev said...

lol to boni. nah...i believe no cop reads this blog...or at least would have the time to read blogs...;-)

lil_hammerhead said...

By far my favorite "new years" recap post! :)lol

rev said...

haha ;-)

Marianas Pride said...

Some hilarious comments. Congratulations MiddleRoad gang on putting together a great blog where everyone can make comments, even anonymous ones. It adds to the flavor!

Best wishes to all!

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