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Dora Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-02-06 09:26 AM
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92. I don't think it's odd. I think it's easier, and unsurprising.
I'm no expert, that's just my unqualified guess.

I've been having my own resistance to news of the destruction of our Constitution. I'm not in denial of what's happening, but there is many an edifying post that I simply could not read (not for lack of trying) because it pained my brain too much to swallow. Gawd, I'm embarrassed to say that - but it's true.

Foley is the "human interest story" of this god-awful farce of a government. :puke: My hope is that this will be the tool with which American voters will remove enough Republicans from power so that Democrats can get to work at ameliorating the damage done.

It is time to unleash the dogs on them all.
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  -lordy!-- does it strike anyone else as odd that there is more outrage... mike_c  Oct-01-06 03:35 PM   #0 
  - Aren't they connected  malaise   Oct-01-06 03:36 PM   #1 
  - hopefully-but there is a whole month between now and the elections  nam78_two   Oct-01-06 03:46 PM   #8 
  - Lies, corruption, perversion  Danascot   Oct-01-06 04:06 PM   #25 
  - I disagree with you  malaise   Oct-01-06 04:16 PM   #39 
  - torture and pedophilia are connected too  C_U_L8R   Oct-01-06 04:31 PM   #47 
     - Yep  malaise   Oct-01-06 04:58 PM   #52 
  - Some things, like war and torture, are too large and too nebulous  arnheim   Oct-01-06 03:38 PM   #2 
  - Yes, and in addition, something like this  marions ghost   Oct-02-06 07:52 AM   #83 
  - Yes and it's interesting that folks don't think that they have to  arnheim   Oct-02-06 08:20 AM   #86 
     - We take for granted  marions ghost   Oct-02-06 09:25 AM   #90 
        - The military oath that I took identified enemies correctly:  arnheim   Oct-02-06 09:39 AM   #94 
           - OK well  marions ghost   Oct-02-06 11:47 AM   #98 
              - You are too arguing!  arnheim   Oct-02-06 01:44 PM   #100 
  - Also too distant and hypothetical  Canuckistanian   Oct-02-06 08:03 AM   #84 
     - You hit the nail on the head  arnheim   Oct-02-06 08:22 AM   #87 
        - Yup, it's called blowback  Canuckistanian   Oct-02-06 09:19 AM   #88 
           - Even * said, "they want to hurt your family!"  arnheim   Oct-02-06 09:41 AM   #95 
  - yes and no  uppityperson   Oct-01-06 03:42 PM   #3 
  - God yes!  nam78_two   Oct-01-06 03:44 PM   #4 
  - bingo....  mike_c   Oct-01-06 03:53 PM   #14 
     - And John Mark Karr  nam78_two   Oct-01-06 03:59 PM   #22 
  - People can only get their brains around sex.  SmokingJacket   Oct-01-06 03:44 PM   #5 
  - Sex, indeed.  Duppers   Oct-01-06 03:55 PM   #15 
  - At This Point...  MannyGoldstein   Oct-01-06 03:45 PM   #6 
  - Those teenies  Karenina   Oct-01-06 03:58 PM   #19 
  - The urgency to expose those who covered-up for Foley - Hastert-Boner!  Imagevision   Oct-01-06 03:45 PM   #7 
  - They have to go, and the time is NOW!  jhuth   Oct-01-06 03:47 PM   #9 
  - Yes  Jcrowley   Oct-01-06 03:49 PM   #10 
  - Not that much???  sandnsea   Oct-01-06 03:50 PM   #11 
  - I didn't "equate" Foley and Clinton....  mike_c   Oct-01-06 04:00 PM   #24 
     - Wow  sandnsea   Oct-01-06 04:12 PM   #33 
        - Are the parents pressing charges against him?  RestoreGore   Oct-01-06 04:37 PM   #49 
           - Theres 5 so far  sandnsea   Oct-01-06 04:44 PM   #50 
           - The 16-year-old kid wasn't getting off on the conversation at all.  Raksha   Oct-01-06 11:04 PM   #72 
              - he shouldn't have been there in the first place n/t  RestoreGore   Oct-02-06 02:11 PM   #105 
  - Can't blame the war on just the Republicans. or the end of the  Tom Joad   Oct-01-06 03:50 PM   #12 
  - It you're referring to DU, I think there was much more outrage last week.  BuyingThyme   Oct-01-06 03:52 PM   #13 
  - CULT of Corruption!  rodeodance   Oct-01-06 03:56 PM   #16 
  - yes, it's the whole culture of corruption  newspeak   Oct-02-06 03:07 PM   #109 
  - I think lots of parents can connect with this issue.  rodeodance   Oct-01-06 03:57 PM   #17 
  - This isn't about being gay. And it's not about having an interest  kestrel91316   Oct-01-06 03:58 PM   #18 
  - Is it really defense?  nam78_two   Oct-01-06 04:07 PM   #27 
  - oh I'm not defending Foley at all...  mike_c   Oct-01-06 04:08 PM   #28 
  - civics or sex - some have chosen .. nt  higher class   Oct-01-06 03:58 PM   #20 
  - I think it's a case of having irrefutable evidence the guy is scum,  babylonsister   Oct-01-06 03:59 PM   #21 
  - true enough....  mike_c   Oct-01-06 04:12 PM   #34 
  - The scandal will work to bring down the Republicans...  LoZoccolo   Oct-01-06 04:00 PM   #23 
  - The issues you mention are certainly extremely important but...  MN Against Bush   Oct-01-06 04:06 PM   #26 
  - but that is EXACTLY the way the repigs thought about Clinton...  mike_c   Oct-01-06 04:10 PM   #31 
     - Mike - Clinton and Monica were LEGAL  sandnsea   Oct-01-06 04:18 PM   #40 
     - THANK YOU. It's preying on kids and sexual harassment in work place  glitch   Oct-02-06 11:06 AM   #96 
     - It's not "unseemly" if the GOP house leadership BROKE THE LAW.  impeachdubya   Oct-01-06 04:21 PM   #43 
  - I don't thin kit is more outrage I think it is  mikelgb   Oct-01-06 04:08 PM   #29 
  - dude, your sig line....  mike_c   Oct-01-06 04:14 PM   #35 
  - We're wired to protect children, though, aren't we?  sfexpat2000   Oct-01-06 04:08 PM   #30 
  - They should have a strong "protect the Constitution" impulse.  Raksha   Oct-01-06 11:11 PM   #73 
  - Schadenfreude is non-partisan  madmusic   Oct-01-06 04:11 PM   #32 
  - No, not really...Anything that has to do with Sex in this country gets the  Pachamama   Oct-01-06 04:14 PM   #36 
  - Foley's sexuality? Clinton's sexual escapades?  NNN0LHI   Oct-01-06 04:15 PM   #37 
  - Hastert's office: No one knew of sexual e-mails - duh!  Imagevision   Oct-01-06 04:15 PM   #38 
  - The Repubs set the foundation with their outrage over the Clenis.  Straight Shooter   Oct-01-06 04:18 PM   #41 
  - Yes I was thinking about that today  bonito   Oct-01-06 04:20 PM   #42 
  - Maybe because he is a real person and some people can't understand  Maraya1969   Oct-01-06 04:24 PM   #44 
  - Our sex-worse-than-violence culture is insane (nt)  BluePatriot   Oct-01-06 04:26 PM   #45 
  - The ourage will not be televised  Swamp Rat   Oct-01-06 04:28 PM   #46 
  - The constitution is to deep for the sheeple. BUT child molestors  Joanne98   Oct-01-06 04:36 PM   #48 
  - Exactly.  laundry_queen   Oct-01-06 05:18 PM   #57 
  - I think it all ties in together. Power, pedophilia, torture,  shance   Oct-01-06 04:47 PM   #51 
  - I'm not sure there is ....  Husb2Sparkly   Oct-01-06 05:00 PM   #53 
  - Its because the right-wing supports torture, but *says* they don't support  w4rma   Oct-01-06 05:03 PM   #54 
  - For $100,000 republicans will support anything.  BlooInBloo   Oct-01-06 05:15 PM   #56 
     - Apparently, some democrats too.  BeHereNow   Oct-01-06 05:22 PM   #58 
  - Sad to say..."no."  BeHereNow   Oct-01-06 05:13 PM   #55 
  - sex sells  DemReadingDU   Oct-01-06 05:26 PM   #59 
  - I think that both are big news...  deadparrot   Oct-01-06 05:26 PM   #60 
  - It should strike us as odd  Jack Rabbit   Oct-01-06 05:28 PM   #61 
  - No, not really  Raine   Oct-01-06 05:29 PM   #62 
  - Sex sticks...  cynatnite   Oct-01-06 05:30 PM   #63 
  - In a couple months Foley will be acquitted of all charges...  stlsaxman   Oct-01-06 05:34 PM   #64 
  - I think consensual sex between adults and pedophilia are much different  orangepeel68   Oct-01-06 05:39 PM   #65 
  - And Foley's acts and pedophilia are also much different  Katzenjammer   Oct-03-06 05:57 AM   #112 
  - Posted this last night  never_get_over_it   Oct-01-06 06:20 PM   #66 
  - Odd? No. There are lots of people here who miss the big picture.  Zhade   Oct-01-06 06:24 PM   #67 
  - Hastert asks Gonzo to intervene head investigation, that's priceless  Imagevision   Oct-01-06 06:27 PM   #68 
  - I've always found American puritanical obsession with sex to be odd.  Pacifist Patriot   Oct-01-06 08:10 PM   #69 
  - It's not surprising at all.  TayTay   Oct-01-06 08:12 PM   #70 
  - "explain the loss of habeas corpus so briefly"  Katzenjammer   Oct-03-06 06:03 AM   #114 
  - Too many think it's a football game...  countryjake   Oct-01-06 10:54 PM   #71 
  - It doesn't strike me as odd at all  BuffyTheFundieSlayer   Oct-02-06 01:18 AM   #74 
  - Yes.  intheflow   Oct-02-06 02:17 AM   #75 
  - I don't quite understand it myself...  TheGoldenRule   Oct-02-06 02:23 AM   #76 
  - Nor do I  notsodumbhillbilly   Oct-02-06 03:27 PM   #111 
  - The reason this is such a big deal is that--  eridani   Oct-02-06 05:13 AM   #77 
  - I am outraged at the hypcrisy of it all...  MrsGrumpy   Oct-02-06 05:14 AM   #78 
  - Whether it be the end of our constitution or a sex scandal,  mmonk   Oct-02-06 05:51 AM   #79 
  - Odd? No. Business as usual for DU.  LWolf   Oct-02-06 06:48 AM   #80 
  - Sad but true  notsodumbhillbilly   Oct-02-06 01:57 PM   #102 
  - its entirely cynical at this point  sweetheart   Oct-02-06 06:53 AM   #81 
  - Hah!  Jcrowley   Oct-02-06 07:04 AM   #82 
  - That "rights" and "constitution" bidness is too complicated. Everbody  lectrobyte   Oct-02-06 08:18 AM   #85 
  - www.worldcantwait.net YOU are right so much worse has  jarnocan   Oct-02-06 09:24 AM   #89 
  - It's certainly verrrrry interesting, but not unprecedented  Lydia Leftcoast   Oct-02-06 09:26 AM   #91 
  - Perhaps that person on the left side of the aisle knows there isn't time  Lone_Star_Dem   Oct-02-06 02:08 PM   #104 
  - I don't think it's odd. I think it's easier, and unsurprising.  Dora   Oct-02-06 09:26 AM   #92 
  - The "live boy or dead girl" principle in politics....  The Count   Oct-02-06 09:27 AM   #93 
  - Whatever it takes.  smoogatz   Oct-02-06 11:38 AM   #97 
  - Not really... is Maturgate a distraction????  BlueEyedSon   Oct-02-06 01:08 PM   #99 
  - Not odd, but absolutely disgusting.  notsodumbhillbilly   Oct-02-06 01:50 PM   #101 
  - The media is the message  A wise Man   Oct-02-06 02:00 PM   #103 
  - That's easy to understand.  Swede   Oct-02-06 02:12 PM   #106 
  - not to be funny but sex sells.  alyce douglas   Oct-02-06 02:13 PM   #107 
  - mike_c, this is your first lesson in Real Politics.  tomreedtoon   Oct-02-06 03:01 PM   #108 
  - According to them, anything is ok if it's against Arabs....  kerry-is-my-prez   Oct-02-06 03:09 PM   #110 
  - What's your point?  CarbonDate   Oct-03-06 06:03 AM   #113 
 

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