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Snuckles
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posted 30 November 2003 12:51 AM      Profile for Snuckles   Author's Homepage        Edit/Delete Post
Read it here.
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Michelle
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posted 30 November 2003 01:48 PM      Profile for Michelle   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post
Haha!

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Jesus loves you, and shares your hatred of homosexuals and Hillary Clinton.

If I quoted all of the ones that made me laugh, I'd have to quote pretty much all of them.


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Cougyr
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posted 30 November 2003 01:57 PM      Profile for Cougyr     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post
I couldn't resist. The devil made me do it. I sent a copy to Steven Harper.
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Hinterland
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posted 30 November 2003 01:58 PM      Profile for Hinterland        Edit/Delete Post
I'm sure Stevo will send you an e-mail thanking you for these insightful, sober comments.
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Smith
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posted 30 November 2003 11:44 PM      Profile for Smith     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post
Heh. Terrific continuation from a poster:

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Good list, but you left some off:
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4. Democratic criticism of the Bush administration for lying us into the war with Iraq, and for failing to provide for what would happen after we deposed Saddam, is unpatriotic and exhibits a lack of support for our troops. Opposing sending our troops to be killed and maimed in Iraq, or trying to bring them home so that no more of them get killed and maimed, shows lack of support for our troops. Republicans cutting pay and benefits for troops, their survivors, and veterans does NOT constitute not supporting our troops. Bush never going to a dead soldier's funeral does NOT constitute not supporting our troops.

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7. Osama bin Laden was behind the September 11 attacks. Therefore we had to send his siblings, and other rich Saudi Arabians, home immediately after September 11 without questioning them. By the same token, John Ashcroft had to round up all the Muslim cabdrivers and convenience store employees in the land and hold them incommunicado for months without bringing charges against them.

8. It makes sense for George W. Bush to announce shortly after September 11, 2001 that we will capture Osama bin Laden dead or alive, and then on March 13, 2002 to announce that we don't know where he is and don't really care. Since we knew where Saddam Hussein is, it was appropriate for us to capture him dead or alive instead. Or not. Whatever.



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arborman
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posted 01 December 2003 01:39 AM      Profile for arborman     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post
Interesting and humorous list.

On the other hand I was occasionally horrified by the responses from some of the (presumably) Republicans in the discussion below.

Hatred and fury. Scary when they form the backbone of the ruling party of the biggest and most powerful state and military in the history of the world. Very scary, cause I disagree with almost everything they believe in, and while I respect their right to be wrong ( ) I'm not sure they would respect my right to disagree.


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Michelle
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posted 01 December 2003 08:11 AM      Profile for Michelle   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post
That's weird, most of the responses were (I thought) from progressives. I particularly liked this one:

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Phony christians, the ones who are in the Bush camp say that they have a better way for Our America.

Cut health benefits for the poor.

Cut social programs.

Take from the poor and give to the rich.

Cut environmental laws. Pollute the air, land and seas so the rich become richer.

Lie, cheat and steal.

Bankrupt the working class for the betterment of the rich.

Let the corporate elite play God over their employees, slave wages.

Setup fenced off protest zones for those who exercise their right to free speech against the policies of Bush.

Create no fly lists with people on them because of their speaking against Bush and his cronies.

Patriot if you stand for all of the above. Supporting terrorism if you do not.

Cut veterans benefits for the rich.

Take away the right to an attorney if you are suspected of being a terrorist.

Push for laws on the internet in order to curb free speech.

Unilaterally attack a sovereign nation and occupy it for the minerals.

Own the oil of the world, you own the world.

Believe in the hypocratic oath of conservative radio talk show hosts.

The conservative crowd lives in a fantasy world, a world where they dream about how they are all powerfull, saintly and above everyone else. It comes through loud and clear in the Republican Party. Bush is the greatest example of this because he will not see if he has a tail. He's been told many times, but just won't look.


Exactly. Who Would Jesus Bomb, Dubya?


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arborman
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posted 01 December 2003 01:01 PM      Profile for arborman     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post
an example of the responses I found disturbing:

"why don't you take your blind fold off. and live in reality.and i got one for you on abortion if you give a goddamn so much about those poor babies getting killed adopt them. what did you say? thats not reasonable?? then shut the FUCK UP!!! if you really care put your money were your mouth is. until you would do such a thing your ( and others like you) opinion don't mean shit!!"

I realise it's just one wingnut, but from my experience it is representative of a very large proportion of the American public, and that scares me...


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Newbie
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posted 01 December 2003 01:06 PM      Profile for Newbie     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post
That's hardly a Republican response, Arborman. I read it as an infuriated pro-choicer fed up with the hypocracy of the "pro-life" people.
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audra trower williams
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posted 01 December 2003 01:37 PM      Profile for audra trower williams   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post
That's how I read it, too.

But maybe we should wait to find out how skdadl read it, before we go shooting our mouths off.


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WingNut
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posted 01 December 2003 03:25 PM      Profile for WingNut   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post
quote:
one wingnut,

Hey, we have a whole freakin' organization and I am their leader.

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Jacob Two-Two
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posted 01 December 2003 04:41 PM      Profile for Jacob Two-Two     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post
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Who Would Jesus Bomb, Dubya?

I don't know if you made that up, Michelle, but it's brilliant. I might make a T-shirt.


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Michelle
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posted 01 December 2003 04:42 PM      Profile for Michelle   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post
Ha! No. I carried a sign in the February anti-war protest with that on it, but I can't take credit for having thought it up - apparently it was a relatively popular slogan.
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arborman
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posted 01 December 2003 06:00 PM      Profile for arborman     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post
Fair enough, I was so turned off by the tone I didn't analyze the content as much as I should have. My mistake.
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