Gus Parker
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Started this discussion. Last reply by Michael Rowland Mar 6. 61 Replies

This is a pet peeve of mine that just never seems to go away and I would be interested in what others think, especially different age groups. In short, I hate being called by my first name by people…Continue

Tags: ettiquette, introductions, names


Started Feb 9, 2014 0 Replies

My name is Gus and I joined this community a couple of days ago. I have tried to put up as many items repersentative of myself as I could think of. Please, come by and say 'Hello'.


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Michael Rowland replied to Gus Parker's discussion Honorifics
"I tend to use someone's full name when I first make contact with them. I will only use an honorific if it's something like Doctor, Professor, or Judge as that's an earned honorific and should be respected. Only when I'm…"
Mar 6
Stein replied to Gus Parker's discussion Honorifics
"There is a thread from a few years ago that i atarted entitled " Being Called By Your Last Name." You may want to look asome of those comments. Stein"
Feb 27
Mike S. replied to Gus Parker's discussion Honorifics
"I dislike being called by just my last name. Of course in high school, we all called each other by last names, as atheletes are prone to. When I joined the army, I expected to be either called by only my last name or private. Now that I have risen…"
Feb 27
Native Son replied to Gus Parker's discussion Honorifics
"None of the above is as phenomenally annoying as someone, inevitably relying on a correctly spelled document, addressing me as "Mr.," then absolutely mispronouncing my surname.   "
Feb 27
Kenneth replied to Gus Parker's discussion Honorifics
"Well, I can only speak for myself, but I like to be addressed with the courtesy of "mister so-and-so" in banks, doctor's offices, pharmacies, etc. It's basic good manners, and just plain polite. I do the same on my job when I…"
Feb 27
Gus Parker posted a status
"Aphorism of the day - An education without the humanities prepares one only for servile occupations."
Feb 18, 2014
Gus Parker updated their profile
Feb 17, 2014
Gus Parker replied to Matthew Palardy's discussion The confirmed bachelor: a dying breed?
"Maybe. I tend to think of women as rattkesnakes. Every one of them may not strike at slightest provocation but they are all deadly."
Feb 16, 2014
Gus Parker posted a status
"New blog post on monarchy. I am interested in your thoughts. As Einstein said, if you cannot expkain it simply, you do not understand it."
Feb 15, 2014
Gus Parker replied to Matthew Palardy's discussion The confirmed bachelor: a dying breed?
"Agreed. Well said!"
Feb 15, 2014
Gus Parker posted a status
"Aphorism of the day - The golden rule of politics is to make only minimal changes and to make them as slowly as possible."
Feb 14, 2014
Gus Parker replied to Pale Horse's discussion Music Nowadays
"I quit paying any attention to popular culture about the time Madonna started wearing her underwear on the outside."
Feb 14, 2014
Gus Parker replied to Matthew Palardy's discussion The confirmed bachelor: a dying breed?
"I too am a confirmed bachelor. Modern American women are just not worth the trouble. Yes, it is difficult but worth it to me. Yes, holidays are difficult but that gets easier with time. I hate it when people assume I am gay. Depending on the…"
Feb 14, 2014
Gus Parker posted a status
"Aphorism of the day - Envy is the key to more stories than sex."
Feb 12, 2014
Gus Parker commented on Andrew LaBrador's group Pipe & Co
"Don't forget, 20 February is International Pipe Smoking Day!"
Feb 12, 2014
Gus Parker posted a status
"Aphorism of the day - Why deceive ourselves? Science has not answered a single important question."
Feb 11, 2014

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History, Books, Pipes and Tobacco, Whiskey, Gardening and Landscape. I have also begun to teach myself the art of mosaic recently.
It is my goal to read and (to some degree) grasp the western 'canon'.
My favorite genres are classical, opera especially, and vintage jazz (pre-1980).
Do what thy manhood bids the do
From none but self expect applause;
He noblest lives and noblest dies
Wo makes and keeps his self-made laws.

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At 2:24pm on February 9, 2014, Pale Horse said…

Welcome to AoM, Gus! Epic facial hair!

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Welcome. Hope you enjoy your time here.

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The Monarch is Above Politics

Posted on February 15, 2014 at 5:55pm 0 Comments

To be specific the monarch is removed from the competition between competing interest groups and individuals for power and influence by virtue of his title. Since he owes no one for his position he is free to choose the greater good for its own… Continue

Monarchy - More Definitions

Posted on February 12, 2014 at 5:00pm 0 Comments

This next group will take rather more explanation. Everyone is used the the left/right contiuum that has been a commonplace since the French revolution to describe liberal/conservative poltics. Building on that, I think we can map out most… Continue


Posted on February 10, 2014 at 11:41am 2 Comments

I am an American and I am a monarchist. Yes, it is possible to be both but what does that mean? Oddly enough, I'm more sure of what it means to be a monarchist than an American. A monarchist is one who believes in the inherant superiority of… Continue

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Good sources for political opinions?

Most political sources online or in the media are pretty awful. Most online message boards especially are havens for fighting and lunatic fringe views.I've been doing a little research to find get an idea of what some more professionally written sources are - If anyone can give me some advice I'd appreciate.On the bottom of the barrel I rank minor blogs, Youtube channels, and most political message boards (where any anonymous person can contribute; ex. Democratic Underground). Just up from that…See More
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