Was Manti Te’o actually telling the truth?

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Manti Te’o has been the subject of much ridicule over the past few days after news surfaced that his dead girlfriend never actually existed. But is it possible that he was not in on the scheme, as everyone suggested? As more evidence comes to light that seems to be increasingly more likely the scenario.

  • landofaahs

    Who cares.  I never heard of this Manti to or whatever.  This crap is all designed to point your attention away from the important stuff and Glenn you have been their useful idiot or you’re in on it.  Which is it?

    • Anonymous

      He’s in on it, of course. :) Why do you think he’s pushing for Independence, USA? It’s a trap for Conservatives. Why wouldn’t we want to make an attractive destination for the lot of you to numb your minds and keep as many of you as we could in one place? Pretty sneaky, eh?

      • landofaahs

        I would not even know why you would say such a thing.  I don’t drink kool-ade.  The only thing worse than joining Glenn in some cultish-sect would be to be a democrat.

        • Anonymous

          Replying down here due to Disqus once again acting up and not offering me the opportunity to reply directly to your message. Ultimately, the Satan/God thing is objective; while I stated before that good messages abound in the Bible, I don’t perceive any supernatural essence here on Earth that dictates the way I live my life. I do not fear a God or a Hell, so my desire to help people and desire to educate myself and desire to educate others stems solely from seeing the interested looks, the smiles, and the appreciation. That gives me more satisfaction than the thought of an otherworldly kingdom; there’s no concern of that kind of reward and I feel more free because of that. Your results may vary; which is part of what makes this country great. That we have the potential to get along and put our heads together. Admittedly, the whole evil Liberal act is unreasonable; it’s supposed to be. Because hyperbole directed in the direction of anyone is unreasonable. So, I absorb it and I put up the front in the hopes that SOMEONE will post something reasonable. After one or two instances of you using hyperbole in response to me using it against myself, I feel as though you’ve actually tried having a legitimate discussion. Of course I don’t expect to change your mind; that’s not the purpose of the debate in general. The purpose is for anyone reading to see what’s being presented and make an opinion based on that. Swaying the opinion of the opponent is an exercise in futility. :) The Founding Fathers’ motivations came from numerous sources; reading anything about them indicates that faith, philosophy, and historical incidents informed their opinions on the system of governance they wanted to create. Discounting any of that would be a huge error. Misguided? Is that because I’m a self-styled Liberal/Progressive? Or is it because of the opinions I have? I can understand being judged or called out for my opinions; that’s part of standing up for what you believe in. :) Being able to adequately voice what you think and feel is incredibly important. However, if you’re judging solely based on labels, then there’s nothing for us to talk about.

          • landofaahs

            Labels are good when they fit. When the hypebole does not match the facts, then you have a case to make. I do not feel though that my statements are hyperbolic but truth. I like to post but I don’t have time between my researching. It is why I try to be brief. I am always miffed at the people who try to change everything where they live instead of moving to where the way of life exists that pleases them most. If I lived in NYC I would fly like the wind out of it. Just think how wonderful this world could be if people respected others enough to allow them to live in the areas with the values they have in common.

      • landofaahs

        You must be the latest assigned loser who can’t argue your way out of a wet paper sack.  I take it as a challenge and there are 15-20 people at the local coffee shop who are democrats because their parents were that I have told to follow these posts to see the arrogance of the democrat party.  You have donated so much.  As of this morning almost all of them are in the silent stage where they are confronted with the truth of what the current democrats are all about.

        • Anonymous

          Oh good! At least now they’re in the know about our evil ways and they can make an informed decision! It really is black and white. Conservatives are good, Liberals are evil and things are just so much simpler when you break it down that way. I do appreciate simplicity. :) I could argue; I could participate in discourse, but I know exactly what will happen! I’ll present a rational, thoughtful argument on behalf of Liberalism and will be crucified; figuratively speaking. I’ve seen it COUNTLESS times lurking around here. Sure, there are a handful of completely imbecilic Liberals who strut out here and try to use their own hyperbole to counter yours and I’ve seen them too. They don’t do much to encourage a spirit of bipartisanship at all. :( Personally? I’m well aware that no matter WHAT I say, your reaction will be the same: Hyperbole and accusations that I’m [Insert Favored Progressive Insult Here, ie Baby-Killer, Marxist, Gun-Grabber]. So, instead, I’m going to assume the role of a faceless, evil Liberal and just own the titles! :) As to your other statement: Are you SURE that you don’t want to go to Independence? I mean, it’s still a ways off, but it’ll be better than the FEMA camps. :) Come on, I’m trying to help you out here.

          • landofaahs

            The world is really black and white. The secret is separating the two. Nobody has the wisdom to do it all the time but the Bible, properly understood cures about 90% of the way even if you doubt it.
            As for the name calling,we call them gun grabbers because they want to take the guns away from citizens. We call you Marxist’s because liberals follow the tennets of Marx in the redistribution of wealth scheme. We call you baby killers because you are supporting the killing babies. If you are offended by those terms then stop killing babies and supporting it, stop practicing socialism and backing it. Stop trying to disarm the citizens and stop supporting those who want to and maybe you won’t be called those accurate terms.

          • Anonymous

            And I agree with you whole-heartedly! Everything is clearly delineated into two seperate stratum: Good goes over here and bad goes over there and never the two shall meet. Moral absolutism is VERY clear and present in the world today because none could have a disagreement about what is clearly moral and what is clearly immoral. :) That’s what black and white means, my friend. It means that you can clearly see both sides with no gray area in between, but perspective doesn’t dictate as it would in moral relativism. Rather, it’s based on natural law; God’s law. Frankly, the Bible is a fabulous source of inspiration and strength, but I don’t believe that it could cure all of society’s woes today. And, as expected, hyperbole abounds! :) You won’t be hard-pressed to find some far-Left wackadoos who want to take your guns, nor would you be hard-pressed to find far-Left wackadoos who practice Marxism, and I’m willing to bet that there are a good number of them who also see nothing wrong with killing babies. My personal belief, however, is that the universal background check is a superb idea while the assault weapons ban seems a tad useless. I admire some of Marx’s contributions to Sociology, but beyond that? Meh. :) And I believe that abortions should be accessible and rare. Call me a radical, but I think that better sex education and more accessible birth control/information regarding contraceptive methods would help significantly. Bah! There I go being reasonable again! Darn! :( Ultimately, I believe both sides have VERY valid points and ideas, but one needs to wade through a river of crazy in order to access them. And I’m not offended. :) It takes an awful lot of to offend me. Also, I apologize for being so disappointingly agreeable! What I meant to say was: I’m a Liberal monster who wants to disarm the population and give animals the right to file lawsuits against human beings!

          • landofaahs

            You are reasonable only in your own opinion. But God grants us freedom to believe what we wish in life and there is no utopia until Jesus comes again. Satan still reigns on this earth and every human heart has the potential of terrible evils. That is why our founding fathers developed a system that would provide checks and balances against totalitarian dictator wannabe’s who would use the power of govt. to enslave it’s citizens. I do not think youn are a monster. At least not yet. I do believe however that you are misguided, which is the only reason I continued this debate this long. If I thought you were without chance reaching, I would have dropped the conversation long ago.

  • http://www.artinphoenix.com/gallery/grimm snowleopard (cat folk gallery)

    Why does the story of Manit Te’o even matter? I have grown disgusted with so many radio shows covering it relentlessly as if it was some earth shattering event.

  • http://youtu.be/xm1F7ub00gk Sam Fisher

    Oh who in the hell cares his is lying or the biggest moron in history but this story is not relevant.

  • Elizabeth Bracy

    I DON’T UNDERSTAND WHY THIS IS A STORY. I DON’T CARE. NO ONE CARES. It’s really ridiculous that EVERYONE is covering this. Sean Hannity had it as his opening story.

  • Anonymous

    who cares really…why dont they leave him alone…its not like we have enough stuff happening in the world …the news people need help…finding stories…I believe this guy was duped..and tricks are played once in awhile on a friend or family and they have fun doing it..but …the entire world dosent find out…and decides what happened actually….imagine…they come up with their own ideas of what happened and they dont know…this junk gets out and it affects the minds of people who watch him play ball…and they form an opinion about manti based on the idiiots in the news that feel free to express what they think happened…until they know they need to shut up….

  • John Marshall

    the kid is telling the truth.  leave him alone.

  • Anonymous

    It should be obvious to any fair minded person that Manti is a humble, honest, caring, compassionate, trusting, and, yes, naive young man who was duped by someone with a sick sense of humor.  Any of you who believe that there is no way that a person like this could be duped like this are either lying to yourselves or you are a person who does not possess the wonderful characteristics that he does.  Poor you – and shut the hell up.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=714968665 Cajun Mark

    Look, the dude is obviously hiding in the closet……

  • http://twitter.com/SkyFlyer60 Ken Lane

    Surely his credibility is as good as Susan Rice?

  • http://www.facebook.com/robert.l.rice.31 Robert L. Rice

    if,he really thought of her,as his girlfriend,why didnt he go to her funeral,or,if he found out after she was buried,why didnt he,at least,send flowers and attempt to visit her grave?something about this STINKS 111

  • Anonymous

    Who actually cares!!!  I could care less.

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