Wednesday, January 26, 2011

I Actually Agree With Bob

Bob wrote on columbuzz:
"You know what? Some people just want to complain. I think we should let our elected officials do what we elected them to do. If we don't like what they do we should vote them out and put the geniuses in that we think can do so much better. Fred Armstrong sure didn't get elected four times on his looks. Someone must think he's doing something right."

I hope he's talking about all elected officials, not just Fred Armstrong.

137 comments:

Brian said...

I agree with Bob as well. The voters of Columbus, in there infinite wisdom, elected our Democrat Mayor and Republican dominated council four times (eight if you count the primaries).

I, for one, am anxious to hear those running for office now tell us how they are going to maintain the momentum Columbus has and make it better, not destroy it.

Bob Freeman said...

I am. Don't get me wrong, we have the right to complain. But I think voting against them is the best way of controlling who's in there and what they do.

I mean, look at the remonstrance on the Commons. What a waste of time and money. People are elected to do the job and there comes a time we need to let them do it.

Brian said...

We have had consensus government in Columbus for 16 years. I would argue against anyone who suggests one party or one ideology has controlled city government...far from it.

Bill Clintoon said...

Columbus City Government Elected Officials.

Republicans and Democrats working together to stick it to city taxpayers for the benefit of a select few.

Anonymous said...

Phil Swaim?

Im Laughing said...

Originally I was of the opinion that the cost to construct the New Commons was excessive but now after viewing the exterior, I realize that it is a bargain, $30m of ugly for only $19m.

Anonymous said...

Bob said: "What a waste of time and money."


It's not a waste of time and money to exercise one's rights as a citizen.

Does Bob think it was a waste of time and money all of those times he ran for office and failed?

Bob Freeman said...

Good point.

I guess it just seemed lie a clear case they remonstrance was going to fail.

Just as it was clear to me I would win 5 elections.

You're right.

Bob Freeman said...

And no, it's never a waste of time for someone to exercise their rights as a citizen.

Brian said...

I want the opposing viewpoints to be heard, examined and discussed. The people can then look at the discourse before making their decisions.

The remonstrance strongly shows how much this community LIKES the current administration's efforts to keep Columbus growing.

NotDudeNotJeffBarkesNotMerc said...

I agree too, but I do need to ask something. Why is it that when Fred gets elected, it is because he was voted in by the people, but when Barkes and others won, it was because people voted party and not for the candidates?

Bob Freeman said...

I think it was strongly a party line vote this time. Just about every winner was a Republican and they won with around 65% of the vote.

I think the overall election showed that.

Anonymous said...

Hey.................didn't Bob Freeman say he wasn't going to post comments here anymore?

Typical for Bob.

never follows through on his words.

Bob Freeman said...

Yea, I know. I changed my mind.

Anonymous said...

LOL @ Bob. So, 65% voted Republican, yet almost 90% re-elected Armstrong to his third term...

NotDudeNotJeffBarkesNotMerc said...

Bob, if you were a student of history, and fair, you would surely see that things like that happen to the party in power when things are bad. People were unhappy with George W. in particular and voted Obama and others in. People were upset before that and voted Democrats in Congress and the Senate. Most recently the Republicans are getting some votes back. Nothing is new. People show the party in power they are upset by voting for the opposite party.

Anonymous said...

Bob must be one of those wishy-washies that doesn't stick with his party, or doesn't agree with the overall plan or agenda of his own party.
If you are a member of a party, you should be faithful to it.
If not, join a different party.

NotDudeNotJeffBarkesNotMerc said...

I guess I should say some people vote that way (but seemingly enough to swing the votes). I don't have allegiance to a party as much as to what is right, the candidates themselves, and greater things. I more firmly align to the Republicans as far as many ideals, but they don;t always get it right or even stay dedicated to those ideals themselves.

Bob Freeman said...

I know there are many factions within the Democratic party.

Some believe in all of the ideals, but most believe in most of the ideals, but not all.

I'd guess most parties have this same issue.

We can't all agree on every issue, no matter what party we belong to.

For instance, I'm against abortion. But I'm more against telling a woman she can't have one.

Brian said...

Bob Freeman said...

I know there are many factions within the Democratic party.

AGREED.

Some believe in all of the ideals, but most believe in most of the ideals, but not all.

AGREED.

I'd guess most parties have this same issue.

AGREED.

We can't all agree on every issue, no matter what party we belong to.

AGREED.

For instance, I'm against abortion. But I'm more against telling a woman she can't have one.

AGREED.

Bob, I am more moderate in my GOP views and you are probably a little more conservative than your Democratic base. I suspect we agree more than we disagree.
January 26, 2011 11:12 PM

Anonymous said...

@Brian - perhaps you and Bob should get a room.

Buffoon Tracker said...

As I recall, Susan Fye's recently announced Democratic opponent in the CC Race is/has been one of the extremely few Digustable Bob supporters, both politically and in his fruitless homeless shelter campaign. Thus it would appear now that Buffoon Bob is already beginning his personal attacks and smear campaign against her on the Columbuzzards roosting site.

Bob Freeman said...

Oh no, it is very personal with Susan. That's why I am asking her to contact me before I reveal what I know.

She and her family screwed over someone in my family a few years ago and she does not need to be on the council unless she clears that up.

I have the police reports and attorney letters to prove what I say.

And yea, Max is a good guy. And he has a heart for the homeless. He hires them at times to help them out.

NotDudeNotJeffBarkesNotMerc said...

I seem to remember your talking about the problem with her in the past, but do not recall the details (although I am starting to remember some little things that may or may not be the same thing.)

Bob Freeman said...

I'm not sure I ever talked about it. I might have bt I don't remember. It involves an accident with her mothers car while her mother was having brain surgery in Indianapolis and her daughters were at her mothers house.

It was just never handled right and she should clear it up.

But whatever I say will be facts backed up with documentation.

NotDudeNotJeffBarkesNotMerc said...

What I remembered involved a garage, so it might be the same.

Anonymous said...

Knowing local politics, perhaps if Bob wants to see Susan Fye beat, he should come out in support of her.

Anonymous said...

Perhaps you and your dad Joe should get a room.

Bob Freeman said...

LOL

NotDudeNotJeffBarkesNotMerc said...

Bob, I would like to know how you rate a woman's right to do what she wants to be more important than the life of a baby? Shouldn't a life (and a defenseless one at that) trump a woman's right to not having said life that she helped create?
Before you get into rape, babies out of those are rare.

Anonymous said...

Bob said: "She and her family screwed over someone in my family a few years ago and she does not need to be on the council unless she clears that up."


So it's a revenge thing. Like what he accussed gwBush of.

Did she literally screw them, or are you back to your vulgar, unprofessional language?

Sounds like this has nothing to do with an election, and more to do with a personal vendetta.

Cheap Shot Bob is back in action.

Bob Freeman said...

NDNJBNW, I don't know. I think abortion is horrendous, once there is a beating heart. I cherish living things so much that I don't hnt, or even fish without it being capture and release.

But, I think abortion should be between a woman and her conscience.

I guess I keep thinking that if I was pregnant that it would be my decision and my decision alone. I'm glad I never have to make that decision. I always dreaded the possibilty that a woman I was involved with would decide that without my input.

It's tough issue. It's hard to know what to think.

Anonymous, 'cheated' would have been a better choice of words than 'screwed over.'

Picture this; a girl takes her grandmothers car and smashes a strangers car, runs 90 miles an hour down Marr Rd to her grandmothers house and pulls into the gargae while the victim watches her get ot of the car and go inside the house while the garage door lowers.

The victim has no cell phone so runs home and calls the law.

Nobody answers when the deputy knocks on the door even though he sees them in the house. He says there is nothing he can do.

Victim pays $4000 for damages so his insurance doesn't have to, intending to sue the car owner.

Car owner is having brain surgery at the time of the incident. Car was said to be stolen, damaged, and returned to it's garage while car owners granddaughters are in the house.

Police have history of drugs with grandaughter.

Lawsuit is dropped by attorneys because of threats of malicious prosecution.

Victim eats $4000.

NotDudeNotJeffBarkesNotMerc said...

Bob, thanks for taking time to express your views. I appreciate that you realize that a fetus is a life. I don't see, however, how you can justify a woman having the right to murder. How does abortion differ than a woman deciding she doesn't want to keep an infant, toddler or dependent child anymore due to not wanting to feed and bathe them, their cramping her style or whatever reason?

Anonymous said...

Bob said, "I always dreaded the possibilty that a woman I was involved with would decide that without my input."

Bob dreads ANYTHING that takes place without his 'input'.

Bob as a hunter or fisherman? Now THAT is funny.

As far as that 'incident' goes....police were notified, according to Bob. Done deal.
Bob always has to override everybody. Police aren't smart, says Bob. Bob knows better.

And what do ALLEGED drugs have to do with it?

You need to shut your fat mouth, Bob.
You love making up stories about those who do better than you, huh?

Somebody should take you out behind the woodshed and teach you a few things about that running mouth of yours.

Anonymous said...

Bob is like a child. he tries to ruin everyone else's party, because he can't have one of his own.

Grow up. Be a man, not a little bitch.
You are an obnoxious bigmouth.

You can't stand to see others be successful when you can't be successful at anything.

Bob is trying to blow the whistle on this woman.
He's probably good at blowing, but not whistles.

Anonymous said...

Bob, aren't the Fye's "slum-lords?"

Bob Freeman said...

I think she runs an organization that helps local homeowner associations.

I don't know of any slums with homeowner associations.

Anonymous said...

Quote from Bob Freeman > "But whatever I say will be facts backed up with documentation."


We have seen your so-called facts.

Whatever you say? You've already said!
Why do you have to be such a troublemaker?
Why do you have to make up stories to tell about people?
Is your life really that sad and lonely?

Anonymous said...

Bob, do the Swaim's have ties to the Hoosier Militia? I would think Columbuzz should do an expose' on what the Swaims really stand for. I know they are part of some Tea-Party group called "We, The People."

SWAIMING UP THE RIVER said...

The Swaims are militia members.

KRISTEN BROWN + THE SWAIMS = ? said...

The Swaims are flakes:

http://www.splcenter.org/patriot

Active 'Patriot' Groups in the United States in 2009 FROM SOUTHERN POVERTY LAW CENTER

The Intelligence Project identified 512 "Patriot" groups that were active in 2009. Of these groups, 127 were militias, marked with an asterisk, and the remainder includes "common-law" courts, publishers, ministries and citizens' groups. Generally, Patriot groups define themselves as opposed to the "New World Order," engage in groundless conspiracy theorizing, or advocate or adhere to extreme antigovernment doctrines. Listing here does not imply that the groups themselves advocate or engage in violence or other criminal activities, or are racist. The list was compiled from field reports, Patriot publications, the Internet, law enforcement sources and news reports. Groups are identified by the city, county or region where they are located.

AS FOLLOWS:

INDIANA

Indiana Militia Corps *
Ingalls
Northeast
Northwest
Pendleton
Southeast
Southwest

We the People
Statewide

THE SWAIMS ARE DANGEROUS AND ARE PROBABLY ON A WATCH LIST. IF KRISTEN BROWN IS SMART, SHE WILL PUT A LOT OF DISTANCE BETWEEN HERSELF, PHIL AND JOE UNLESS SHE IS A MEMBER AS WELL.

Bob Freeman said...

I don't know about a militia. I think Phil is with We the People. I can ask.

Anonymous said...

Please ask Bob. The Swaims run from this question.

Bob Freeman said...

Susan Fye said this incident did not involve her family. Apparently there has been a severe case of mistaken identity.

The victims in our family were told, by a deputy who was and something got crossed in the ID.

This had nothing to do with this candidate.

Anonymous said...

Thanks, Bob, for your honestly and clearing the air. Now, about the Swaims...

Since Columbuzz is busy investigating Miracle Ministries (Milestone) it seems only fair that you report the facts concerning Joe and Phil Swaim, We, The People and their militia ties.

FYI - I have asked and Phil Swaim laughs this off (typical when someone is hiding something).

Bob Freeman said...

I have asked and haven't heard back from him. I will see what I can find out.

I don't know Phil well. I don't know Joe at all.

I think we need to be careful and have facts.

That article seemed to group We The People in the list of militias. I know they want change but why lump them with radical militias and watch lists?

Let me see what I can learn.

Dude (NOT Jeff Barkes) said...

"Susan Fye said this incident did not involve her family. Apparently there has been a severe case of mistaken identity.

The victims in our family were told, by a deputy who was and something got crossed in the ID.

This had nothing to do with this candidate."

Now aren't you glad you checked your facts BEFORE posting the story? Otherwise, you would have needed to do some major backtracking.

Bob Freeman said...

Exactly. This has been a known FACT since 2005. He still believes it's her and she'slying. She said she has no daughter and she never heard of the person he thought was her mother.

I don't think anyone would lie about either, and bot are easy enough to check out. I think it is a different Thayer.... or Fye...

It doesn't matter; it isn't the candidate.

I apologized to her. And yes, I am glad I asked before I said much.

She actually sounds like a very competent woman and I wish her good luck in her campaign..

Brian said...

Thanks, Bob for checking that out before going on the attack. It seems you have changed quite a bit as you promised. I am glad to have played a small part in that. I look forward to reading your thoughts on the election and other issues.

And no, I have no desire to go too bed with Bob but I welcome the "New Bob" to civilized discussion.

Mercman said...

ANONYMOUS SAID: "Thanks, Bob, for your honest(l)y and clearing the air."

DUDE SAID: "Now aren't you glad you checked your facts BEFORE posting the story? Otherwise, you would have needed to do some major backtracking."

"BRIAN" SAID: "Thanks, Bob for checking that out before going on the attack. It seems you have changed quite a bit as you promised.
...I welcome the "New Bob" to civilized discussion."


Bob's honesty?
Cleared the air?
Checked facts BEFORE posting the story?
Checking that out before going on the attack?
Bob has changed?
The new Bob?

Listen folks...I don't know what computer screen you're looking at, but mine clearly contradicts what you are seeing.


Bob's comment from above: "Oh no, it is very personal with Susan. That's why I am asking her to contact me before I reveal what I know.
She and her family screwed over someone in my family a few years ago
and she does not need to be on the council unless she clears that up.
I have the police reports and attorney letters to prove what I say.


THEN...."Apparently there has been a severe case of mistaken identity."


Still the same Bob.
Liar, prick, troublemaker, big-mouth.
I'm glad he will never know MY identity.
If he used my name when throwing out false allegations, AS IF they were fact, I'd have to pay Mr. Loose Lips Freeman a visit.
He would be hospitalized after I was finished with him. Maybe resorting to crude primitive tactics would have a positive effect on his future 'stories'.













Oh no, it is very personal with Susan. That's why I am asking her to contact me before I reveal what I know.

She and her family screwed over someone in my family a few years ago and she does not need to be on the council unless she clears that up.

I have the police reports and attorney letters to prove what I say.

Dude (NOT Jeff Barkes) said...

"Checked facts BEFORE posting the story?"

On columbuzz.

"Listen folks...I don't know what computer screen you're looking at, but mine clearly contradicts what you are seeing."

At least he didn't post a major rant on columbuzz about it. Baby steps.

Anonymous said...

I agree, baby steps but steps nonetheless.

Mercman said...

He posted this accusation against her as fact on Columbuzz.

Probably deleted now.



Bob says, "I know they want change but why lump them with radical militias and watch lists?
Let me see what I can learn."

If you study well, you will LEARN that the word m-i-l-i-t-i-a does not automatically make it radical.

Read this, Freeman. Learn something, if you can.
MILITIA

Bob Freeman said...

I strongly agree with the second amendment. I feel it was written to stop people from losing their guns.

I feel taking the guns from citizens is the first smart step in any dictators plans to take over a people.

I'm not a gun fan, but I am a fan of our right to own guns. I not only think it is a right, but something we should hold onto more than any other right. It can and is our best way to keep what is ours.

My point earlier was that someone was calling We the People a militia, like it was a bad thing. That tells me they think that anyone that wants to bck society is a radical and in a group that is on a watch list of some sort.

I don't agree. That sounds like when they were accusing everyone that was a bit different of being a communist years ago,and actually ruining their lives.

That was the point I was trying to make.

I guess when I hear the word militia, I automatically think of men playing war games in the woods.

I understand what they're saying but I think there is a difference in We the People and an armed militia.

Bob Freeman said...

And it's personal with the woman whose daughter stole her grandmothers car and she covered it up and refused to pay the damages because of a loophole.

'She' turned out not to be this woman, as the deputy told them it was.

There was no rant on Columbzz because I was trying to give her a chance to explain. Which she did and it cleared the air with me.

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Anonymous said...

The Bible doesn't deputize you to be the one to do it.

Christy said...

"There was no rant on Columbzz because I was trying to give her a chance to explain."



HELLO BOB!
CAN I HAVE YOUR ATTENTION?

Rant, no.
ACCUSATION, YES!

Do you really think it is right to accuse someone in print, before knowing for sure?

I've seen you accused of things without hard evidence.
Is that okay with you?

Would you like FALSE stories or UNSUBSTANTIATED rumors plastered on the Internet about yourself, your wife, your family, your dead dog?

Where is your head at?
I'm trying to figure out where you're coming from when you post information about individuals, especially local political figures, or business owners, when the information is, at the time, hearsay, gossip, rumor, email, phone call, speculation, heard, guess.

Are you seeking attention?
Do you want site traffic?
Are you just malicious in nature?
A sick thrill?

I'm sure you're familiar with The Boy Who Cried Wolf.
Many stopped listening to you months ago.
Your credibility and perceived sanity has dwindled to almost nothing.

Train wrecks can't be fixed.
I believe you are one.

Anonymous said...

Bob Freeman Comment = "I was trying to give her a chance to explain. Which she did and it cleared the air with me."

Are you serious?
Give her a chance to explain some bullshit story she had nothing to do with?
Do you think Freedom of Speech allows you the right to slander people's names and reputations every time somebody whispers to you, or whenever a wild hair tickles your ass?

GIVE HER A CHANCE TO EXPLAIN!!!!!!!??????

What is your friggin problem?
Did you suffer major head trauma at some point in your life?

Have you no integrity?
Have you no respect for others?
Have you no MORALS?

Someday, you will pull your shenanigans on the wrong person.
You are on the road to Hurt.
It's only a matter of time, and I will be watching.
But I won't be laughing.

Anonymous said...

JUNIOR DETECTIVE FREEMAN ANNOUNCES:
1. "But whatever I say will be facts backed up with documentation.
2. "Oh no, it is very personal with Susan. That's why I am asking her to contact me before I reveal what I know. She and her family screwed over someone in my family a few years ago..."
3. "I have the police reports and attorney letters to prove what I say."
4. "It involves an accident with her mothers car while her mother was having brain surgery in Indianapolis and her daughters were at her mothers house."

Bob, would you care to tell the viewing audience how you could POSSIBLY utter a RETRACTION, when you already have 'facts backed up with documentation', and 'police reports and attorney letters to PROVE' what you say?

BOB SAID: "...whatever I say will be facts..."

Then, (some other guy named?) Bob Freeman APOLOGIZES and says,
"Apparently there has been a severe case of mistaken identity.
This had nothing to do with this candidate."


>>>Lawsuit is dropped by attorneys because of threats of malicious prosecution.<<<

Maybe Bob should listen to PROFESSIONALS instead of being under the illusion that he is one himself.


Bob is mentally ill, I'm sure of it.
I have police reports and documentation and attorneys' letters....and besides, his neighbor's mechanic's sister-in-law's cat groomer's ex-boyfriend, said it was true.
I'll give him a chance to explain before I reveal what I know.

Anti-Brian said...

It seems Brian is the supreme Bob-o-bot. He can't say enough, both here and on Columbuzz, about how much Bob has reformed and changed his ways.

So Brian, are you really that gullible or just stupid?

Don't be fooled by Bob said...

Bob, you can "feel" anything you want, but you are still a moron. So exactly where is this proof from the police and attorney that you claim to possess?

I heard that you are still seeking political advantage. Good luck with that - I will never allow you to be elected to anything and will continue to tell everyone about your stupidity and hypocrisy.

Bob sucks said...

Next time you think about fat-Bobby, remember how he has been attacking Columbus residents for years with absolutely no proof.

He would sell his wife and step kids (and probably throw in an "antique" chair) for ANY elected position. He continues to defame the police, soldiers, mayor, firemen, clergy, trustee, businessmen, family members and anyone else he thinks will gain him favor with the absolute morons that support his behavior.

Anonymous said...

Dude, you should remove the threats.

Anonymous said...

Agreed about the removal. The Bible does give Christians a right to judge, just not as hypocrites do. People don't finish reading the verses that are taken out of context.
We also are not the ones to decide if they go to Heaven or Hell. There is only one who has that job. We can tell them things the Bible says that will lead them there, but we don't make the decision.

Bob Freeman said...

We have the police report and the letters from the attorneys. But since it doesn't involve a candidate for office, why show it?

My concern was a canididate running that would do that. She didn't, so it is a non-issue.

Dude (NOT Jeff Barkes) said...

"Dude, you should remove the threats."

Done. Probably the same person who's been posting comments like that for a while here. They just don't get it. If they're not just trolling, they need some serious help.

Dude (NOT Jeff Barkes) said...

"My concern was a canididate running that would do that. She didn't, so it is a non-issue."

Most people would also be concerned that a candidate for public office would try to help people commit odometer fraud.

Anonymous said...

Thanks.

Anonymous said...

Bob - "We have the police report and the letters from the attorneys. But since it doesn't involve a candidate for office, why show it?"

Because that's what Columbuzz does, right?

They prey off of others at any, and every chance they get because they are parasites of our community.

Bob is the biggest of them all.
Like a fat, blood-sucking tick that keeps sucking because it is never satiated.

Columbuzz and it's Head Pest should be exterminated in the interest of the welfare of our local citizens.

Selfish, arrogant, malicious, immoral, unethical troublemakers.

In one word...PUNKS.

Bob Freeman said...

Well, that's one opinion.

You seem to have a problem with facts about elected officials coming out. Too bad.

If we find out, we will make everyone aware that we can can make aware.

And if you have any gts, come see what a 54 year old PUNK can do....

Elected officials work for us. What they do is our business and should be everyone's concern.

Apparently you are one of those people or good friends or beneficiary of one or more of those peoples actions.

You may as well get used to it. The facts will be exposed.

And maybe you should come up to me sometime and let me know what a punk you think I am...... lol

Anonymous said...

Quote from Bob...."And maybe you should come up to me sometime and let me know what a punk you think I am...... lol"


Be careful what you ask for. You might get it.

Blowing the Whistle on a Punk said...

PUNK - LUNATIC - or DUMBASS?

A 'story' is posted on Columbuzz by Bob Freeman.
The subject is a rumor Bob heard.
Bob prints the rumor, as he heard it, as part of this story.

Then Bob comments on his own story:
"If this is a false rumor, which apparently it is, it needs to be cleared up before it spreads around town."

Bob the Boob publishes, and promotes the circulation of, a rumor...
...then speaks against the spread of it.

There is something very wrong with Bob.

Bob Freeman said...

I posted a story about her running and asked her to contact me concerning an incident with her mothers car.

She did.

End of story.

Get over it.

Bob Watch Patrol said...

! ! ! ! DUMBASS ALERT ! ! ! !

The Brilliant Mind of Bob Freeman farted out these words of wisdom:
"I think we all want free trash pickup and free curbside recycling.
We just need to figure out how to pay for it.



Related story - from the Mayor's Office...

This morning Bob Freeman was heard saying, "I would like to mow my grass today. I just need to figure out how to do it without cutting it."

Anonymous said...

He is just saying that it is free in that there is no extra cost to the residents, but comes out of existing taxes. There is no such thing as a free lunch. Somebody has to pay for it.

Bob Freeman said...

Bingo. Thank you.

Bob Watch Patrol said...

Duh!

Dude (NOT Jeff Barkes) said...

Bob wrote: "You seem to have a problem with facts about elected officials coming out. Too bad. If we find out, we will make everyone aware that we can can make aware."

Careful Bob. You better make sure they're actually facts before you post. You have a tendency to believe whatever people tell you.

Bob Freeman said...

And that's the main thing we're concentrating more on..... Verifiable facts...

Brian said...

Anti-Brian

ROFLMAO

Bob Freeman said...

You showed some common sense Brian so now you're on the other side. You've been outed.

Welcome to the Twilight Zone...... Wooooooo....

Dude (NOT Jeff Barkes) said...

"You showed some common sense Brian so now you're on the other side."

I didn't see a smiley, but this is a joke, right?

Brian said...

Continuing to flog Bob over everything he ever said is akin to blaming Christine O'Donnell for her playing with the occult as a young woman, George W. Bush for snorting cocaine or Bill Clinton for sticking cigars where they don't belong.

Do I think Bob's turnaround makes him fit for public office? No, I don't.

Do I think Bob offers constructive dialog and commentary to this community? He is certainly trying and he is exercising great restraint compared to things he has said in the past.

As I have suggested, Bob still has some serious issues that need to be addressed but Rome was not built overnight. Bob seems to have opened his ears and brain to what others are saying so there is hope for him to take even bigger steps.

I will suggest we have come a very long way from the Cold War bashing back and forth of several days ago and at least are having this discussion.

Anonymous said...

@Bob Watch Patrol

Well, you either didn't know or were trying to stir up trouble. I guess we know which one now.

Anonymous said...

Not flogging Bob over everything he ever said.
Just the inane, contradictory, deceitful, careless, immoral, juvenile, and senseless things.

And Bob hasn't turned around.

Anonymous said...

As I have suggested, Bob still has some serious issues that need to be addressed but Rome was not built overnight.

All we are saying is give Bob a chance. You have to crawl before you can walk. Remain vigilant but be fair in your assessment.

Dude (NOT Jeff Barkes) said...

"All we are saying is give Bob a chance."

Wasn't this a John Lennon song?

Anonymous said...

"Wasn't this a John Lennon song?"

I think there was something in there about peace and Bob is definitely a piece.

Anonymous said...

LOL

Anonymous said...

Re: Bob's Letter to the Editor


Now Bob thinks he is a civil engineer.
There is a reason why there are paid professionals making decisions, and not armchair-experts.
"Look at me! Look at me! I have all the answers cause I are smarterer than everybody else."

If only Bob would have stepped in before our big flood to tell the experts exactly how to modify the area landscape in a way to prevent flooding from occurring here.
He may have received a special certificate from the mayor to hang on his wall.


Bob said: "I’ve never seen a lake that had water standing in it above the ground."

Definition of "LAKE" - large area of standing water above ground.

Josh Parker said...

Has Joanna morphed into Brian?

She disappears, Brian magically arrives.
Coincidence?


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Brian said...

I assure you there has been no "morphing". The constant "I hate Bob" diatribe is just as boring as the insanity of Bob's previous rants. There is nothing wrong with taking Bob too task on his opinions, he has many, but to assume that because I welcome Bob's current civility to the discussion makes me a "bot" or "Joanna" is crazy.

What we have here is common ground where Bob is still dissected and discussed in detail as are his opinions, his appearance, his mental state and every conceivable talking point. Some of you will find the "new Bob" boring because there is less to bitch about. I would rather look into the issues, keep a close eye on the whistle-blowers and try to keep the lines of communication open.

Joanna said...

Joanna is still around.

Josh Parker said...

BRIAN - "I would rather look into the issues, keep a close eye on the whistle-blowers and try to keep the lines of communication open."

I think you're on the wrong site.
Columbuzz.net is where your above interests lie (no pun intended).
This blog's goal is stated above, beneath the header.




JOANNA - "Joanna is still around."

I thought that might bring you out, or should I say, bring you to now comment under the name "Joanna".

Brian said...

I am not sure what you are smoking Josh but I am not Joanna. Take it for what it's worth or continue to believe a "Bob conspiracy" exists for your pleasure.

What does it matter, anyway?

Brian said...

**what = why

Spooky! said...

Joanna + Brian = Brianna

Spooky!

Brian said...

Spooky, I think there is a Brianna on Columbuzz but it's not me.

Josh Parker said...

Maybe you are the one smoking, Brian.

I posed a question. I never stated that you were anyone other than Brian.

I don't know, and I don't have the facts or proof to determine anything definite, so I won't say YOU ARE JOANNA, or JOANNA IS YOU, or even that YOU ARE BRIAN, because I don't know that either.

As far as I know, Bob Freeman is the only one amongst us who is naive enough, or maybe egotistic enough, to use his real name on the Web.

My real name is not Josh.
It is only an identifier.

Bob Freeman ...............................or am I? said...

Archived data shows that even Bob doesn't always use his real name.

I may be him. (cold chills)

Josh Parker said...

"What does it matter, anyway?", said Brian.



It must matter to you.
You are leading, and engaging in, it's discussion.

I only find the possibility curious.
What's your answer to your own question?

April Moore said...

Who is Brian?

Anonymous said...

My real name is not Josh.
It is only an identifier.

WHO CARES?

Herman's Butt-Boy said...

Josh Parker said...
Maybe you are the one smoking, Brian.

I posed a question. I never stated that you were anyone other than Brian.

I don't know, and I don't have the facts or proof to determine anything definite, so I won't say YOU ARE JOANNA, or JOANNA IS YOU, or even that YOU ARE BRIAN, because I don't know that either.

As far as I know, Bob Freeman is the only one amongst us who is naive enough, or maybe egotistic enough, to use his real name on the Web.

My real name is not Josh.
It is only an identifier.
January 30, 2011 9:12 PM

THE SUBJECT HERE HAS ALWAYS BEEN BOB BUT IN THE ABSENCE OF BOB TO TALK TRASH ABOUT, THE BOB-HATERS ARE TURNING ON EACH OTHER. WHAT A FABULOUS TURN OF EVENTS.

Josh Parker said...

I am a "Bob-Hater", but I'm not turning on anyone.

Is Brian turning on someone? I don't see that, either.

And I don't consider Brian a "Bob-Hater".
I think Brian likes Bob.

Also, I talk trash about Bob, when Bob provides the reason.
It has nothing to do with Bob's "absence".

Bob is absent?
I hope you mean he has returned to California.

One last note....I am not turning on you with this comment.
I am only responding to yours.

Mercman said...

BOB FREEMAN SAID:
"End of story.
Get over it."



Since when did Bob Freeman's stories ever have an ending? LMAO

Anonymous said...

I wouldn't say I hate Bob (since he's really not worth the effort), but I do think he's a refried turd and a proven liar.

Anonymous said...

Comparing Bob "the sky is falling and I have the PROOF" Freeman to any national political figure is analogous to putting a 5th grade kid with 1 inside-the-park homerun (including 2 throwing errors) in the same category as Babe Ruth and Mickey Mantle.

Apologies to the hypothetical 5th grader.

Anonymous said...

Bob is no politician
Bob is no philosopher
Bob is no writer
Bob is no businessman
Bob is no entrepreneur
Bob is no investigator

Bob is a liar
Bob is ignorant
Bob is stupid
Bob is a wart on Columbus' butt
Bob is a thief
Bob is a fat slob
Bob is intellectually inferior
Bob is a criminal

Just making out my list of pro's and con's.

Anonymous said...

@Brian,

Sitting around the campfire singing kumbayah with Bob and the Bob-o-bots is a wasted effort.

Although you're approval of his recent "transformation" is interesting, you are either new to his BS or have been living under an extremely large rock.

You seem like a relatively smart guy, so I won't regurgitate all of his lies and threats (although I would encourage you to read his past comments), but your Jimmy Carter approach is as useless as it is amusing.

Grow up Brian.

Anonymous said...

"THE SUBJECT HERE HAS ALWAYS BEEN BOB BUT IN THE ABSENCE OF BOB TO TALK TRASH ABOUT, THE BOB-HATERS ARE TURNING ON EACH OTHER. WHAT A FABULOUS TURN OF EVENTS."

Are you an interior designer, with a "fabulous" array of paint splotches and fabrics or are you a homo (not that there's anything wrong with that)?

Caps are also an indication of a major inferiority complex.

Anonymous said...

"Since when did Bob Freeman's stories ever have an ending? LMAO"

His "stories" end after he accuses someone of something he supposedly "heard", makes up additional lies, posts his own inflammatory comments and after he is proven to be the liar that he is, deletes the story and associated comments.

Merc said...

Those Pros and Cons listed in the comment above are dead nuts.


Also, very true about Bob deleting those stories, but he continues to re-live most or all of them.

The "Shoulda Knocked Her on Her Ass at the Funeral Home Incident" is one of them, along with "Fred Barkes is a Crook Who Defeated Me in the Election Because Voters are Stupid".

The following still image of Bob Freeman was taken from a security camera video...
Local Buffoon's Tirade

Bob Freeman said...

"Local Buffoon's Tirade"

Merc, now that's funny! LOL

Joanna said...

The horse doesn't think its funny.

Bob Freeman said...

Where's all your buddies Dude?
Traffic is kind of light here. LOL

Bob Freeman said...

This is my home.
I'm here to stay.
Too bad for you.

Anonymous said...

@Bob, we're just waiting for you or someone at Columbuzz to say something stupid. It shouldn't be long.

Bob Freeman said...

The 2 comments above aren't mine. The comment to Merc about the beating the dead horse was mine....

Anonymous said...

I wish people would cut the crap of posting under someone else's name. If you are so sure Bob or whoever is bad and wrong, why not let them hang themselves? Why do you have to introduce a bunch of fake crap here that makes us doubt the legitimacy of the things they do post. You've heard of the boy who cried wolf haven't you?

Bob Freeman, PROUD DEMOCRAT said...

I'll try to make my posts where you'llknow it's me. Of course, I'll have to keep changing it because they will copy. And I will let peopleknow when there is one that I now isn't mine... LOL

Bob Freeman said...

know, not now. Something is under the K.....

Dude (NOT Jeff Barkes) said...

"know, not now. Something is under the K....."

You should buy a new keyboard. They're cheap.

Bob Freeman said...

It's the laptop I use in the truck at work. I think bits of sand get under it. I need to open it and blow it out....

Dude (NOT Jeff Barkes) said...

"It's the laptop I use in the truck at work. I think bits of sand get under it. I need to open it and blow it out...."

You could always "accidentally drop" your laptop out of the window of your truck. Maybe your company would buy you a new one.

Bob Freeman said...

I paid $1100 for it. It's my laptop.

And that wouldn't be right anyway. It just need a good cleaning out.

Bob Freeman said...

The 4:16 PM comment is not mine.

Some jerk is trying to stir trouble.

Dude, maybe you can trac their IP?

Bob Freeman......... said...

January 31, 2011 6:55 PM

Not mine....

Bob Freeman..... said...

The 4:16 comment WAS mine...... the 6:55 was NOT....

Dude (NOT Jeff Barkes) said...

"The 4:16 comment WAS mine...... the 6:55 was NOT...."

Don't worry Bob. I know which ones are yours.

Bob Freeman said...

okay

Anonymous said...

Will the real Bob please stand and take a bow??

Anonymous said...

Bob Freeman said...
Where's all your buddies Dude?
Traffic is kind of light here. LOL
January 31, 2011 1:28 PM

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Bob, don't get cocky. This traffic can ramp back up real quick. People are still checking to see if you have said anything stupid lately.

Anonymous said...

Bill Clintoon said...
Columbus City Government Elected Officials.

Republicans and Democrats working together to stick it to city taxpayers for the benefit of a select few.
January 26, 2011 4:43 PM

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A select few? Really? Have you looked at the margins they were re-elected with THREE times. Quit crying!

Phil Swaim said...

For the record, I find it very admirable that this site has put something positive in reference to Bob Freeman. That's very balanced of it. Thanks, but do continue to cross examine reports. That is very necessary. Just make sure it is done right and fairly.

Dude (NOT Jeff Barkes) said...

It's too bad Bob doesn't really believe what he wrote, IMO.