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spoony Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-27-08 06:55 AM
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68. Um, no, compare that post to the OP
The OP was faux outrage, as indicated by the ... and !!s and broken, frothy sentence structure. The reply was a big eye-roll at such nonsense.
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  -"O God" . . . ???? What is this -- a religious relival meeting or a political convention? defendandprotect  Aug-26-08 04:21 PM   #0 
  - no  grannie4peace   Aug-26-08 04:22 PM   #1 
  - I am willing to put up with the prayer at the start of an event until someone rewrites the  IndyOp   Aug-26-08 04:24 PM   #2 
  - The Star-Spangled Banner was written circa the War of 1812  StopThePendulum   Aug-26-08 04:35 PM   #10 
  - And the rockets and bombs in the poem were coming from the British.  damntexdem   Aug-26-08 04:51 PM   #18 
  - You sound disappointed in the outcome.  bamalib   Aug-27-08 01:25 PM   #76 
  - Then we'd all be speaking British  kdsusa   Aug-27-08 02:29 PM   #82 
  - Celebrating a revolution is one thing . . . celebrating war another . . . having children sing  defendandprotect   Aug-26-08 07:36 PM   #30 
  - and the Native Americans were  Ex Lurker   Aug-27-08 12:30 AM   #56 
     - Please...do not even try to justify how we mistreated the Native Americans  Paint It Black   Aug-27-08 01:37 AM   #61 
     - I'm not justifying anything  Ex Lurker   Aug-27-08 01:52 AM   #62 
     - Amazing that anyone would even try to sell that crap any more . .. but they do!!!  defendandprotect   Aug-28-08 08:55 PM   #117 
     - Of course . . . the only civilized human beings were the Western European invaders . . . !!!  defendandprotect   Aug-28-08 08:52 PM   #116 
  - Sure, but do we have to sing about it for the next two hundred years?  sfexpat2000   Aug-27-08 12:03 AM   #53 
     - LOL!  Swamp Rat   Aug-27-08 12:32 AM   #58 
        - Como estamos?  sfexpat2000   Aug-27-08 01:20 AM   #60 
  - Well, actually, F.S. Key's poem was about a weak power being bullied by a militaristic empire ...  damntexdem   Aug-26-08 04:36 PM   #12 
  - Violence won another day and we proceeded on . ..  defendandprotect   Aug-26-08 07:44 PM   #32 
  - do you know the history of the poem?  QuestionAll   Aug-26-08 04:46 PM   #14 
     - They were bombing a fort.  damntexdem   Aug-26-08 04:55 PM   #20 
        - That's true.  Bornaginhooligan   Aug-27-08 06:27 PM   #91 
  - a revival? Oh noooooooooo! They're not!! OMG!!  janetblond   Aug-26-08 04:26 PM   #3 
  - Is it the job of the Democratic Party to "acknowledge" ..... "god" . . . ????  defendandprotect   Aug-26-08 07:46 PM   #33 
  - Cronyism/nepotism sucks no matter which side engages in it.  greyhound1966   Aug-27-08 12:15 AM   #55 
  - NPR had a big story yesterday about how Obama and the Dems are going to make this convention...  Township75   Aug-26-08 04:27 PM   #4 
  - Again . .. do you think it's the role of the Democrats to ACKNOWLEDGE . . . "god" . . . ???  defendandprotect   Aug-26-08 07:48 PM   #34 
     - Short answer: Yes.  bamalib   Aug-27-08 01:27 PM   #78 
  - They're going after the fundy base... I wonder if it will work.... n/t  Indenturedebtor   Aug-26-08 04:27 PM   #5 
  - No, it won't work. Not enough declarations of smiting innocent people.  BeHereNow   Aug-26-08 04:31 PM   #7 
  - Forget the fundie base, other than for minor defections from the GOP.  damntexdem   Aug-26-08 04:58 PM   #21 
  - Yeah, hell  Goblinmonger   Aug-27-08 01:23 PM   #75 
  - No way will it work. They should give it up now.  krabigirl   Aug-26-08 06:39 PM   #29 
  - Yeah . . . when you inherit the crazies, you may get votes --- but what are you encouraging?  defendandprotect   Aug-26-08 07:48 PM   #35 
  - My concern as well... look what they did to the pukes n/t  Indenturedebtor   Aug-26-08 07:52 PM   #36 
     - Look what they've done to science . . .schools . . . medicine . . .intelligence . . . !!!  defendandprotect   Aug-26-08 08:48 PM   #47 
  - No, really, they are NOT going after Republicans.  qwlauren35   Aug-27-08 03:17 AM   #65 
     - Well you don't have to be a puke to be a fundie :( n/t  Indenturedebtor   Aug-27-08 05:57 AM   #67 
  - You do realize that the Senate opens with a prayer EVERY WORK DAY, right? NT  NYCGirl   Aug-26-08 04:30 PM   #6 
  - How unconstitutional is that! n/t  kirby   Aug-26-08 04:33 PM   #8 
  - Well, they've been doing it for over 200 years and no one's complained yet, I guess.  NYCGirl   Aug-26-08 04:35 PM   #9 
     - No, people have been complaining about religious bullshit the whole time...  JackRiddler   Aug-26-08 04:43 PM   #13 
     - Really, so which Senator proposed to stop the morning prayer? NT  NYCGirl   Aug-26-08 04:47 PM   #15 
        - Does it matter???  kirby   Aug-26-08 05:44 PM   #24 
        - Ah, I see. Only Senators get to speak. Well then, I'll respect my feudal lords and STFU.  JackRiddler   Aug-26-08 05:53 PM   #25 
     - Of course, people have complained . . . no one mentioned it to you, that's all . . .  defendandprotect   Aug-26-08 08:49 PM   #48 
     - Well, actually...  Luminous Animal   Aug-27-08 03:43 AM   #66 
        - They've done Buddhist and Muslim prayers, too. NT  NYCGirl   Aug-27-08 02:26 PM   #81 
  - Yes they do, too bad that  vpilot   Aug-26-08 04:36 PM   #11 
  - you got it. it's a show. and not just for politicians.  Scout   Aug-26-08 04:51 PM   #17 
  - Yes -- and taxpayers pay quite a bit for those services . . . !!!  defendandprotect   Aug-26-08 07:52 PM   #37 
  - Is this your first convention?  TwilightZone   Aug-26-08 04:49 PM   #16 
  - It's standard as to latter years . . .  defendandprotect   Aug-26-08 07:53 PM   #38 
     - Read this: from the 1856 Democratic National Convention  spoony   Aug-27-08 07:10 AM   #69 
  - Who needs rw religous screwballs when we have the party of "change"?  Postman   Aug-26-08 04:53 PM   #19 
  - !  Blue State Native   Aug-27-08 01:20 PM   #74 
  - Both. This is...  TreasonousBastard   Aug-26-08 04:58 PM   #22 
  - Really . . . ? It looks more likes STEALS to me since the mid-1960's . .. !!!  defendandprotect   Aug-26-08 07:57 PM   #39 
  - I think it's a ridiculous spectacle, but whatever.  Mojambo   Aug-26-08 05:04 PM   #23 
  - As someone else suggested . . . . many "don't care" . . .  defendandprotect   Aug-26-08 08:34 PM   #43 
  - the conventions are irrelevant dog and pony shows  Ex Lurker   Aug-27-08 12:31 AM   #57 
     - I actually think the real meat and potatoes of conventions can be great  Mojambo   Aug-27-08 12:51 AM   #59 
  - Deleted message  Name removed   Aug-26-08 06:09 PM   #26 
  - "Under God" is relatively new. It's not original. And it creeps me out, too.  jazzjunkysue   Aug-26-08 06:26 PM   #27 
  - Because . . . and many seem to still be missing this . . . ACKNOWLEDGMENT OF GOD . . .  defendandprotect   Aug-26-08 08:37 PM   #44 
     - Why? Why does God need the public schools?  jazzjunkysue   Aug-26-08 11:46 PM   #51 
        - Why . . .? You're kidding, right. . . . ?  defendandprotect   Aug-27-08 12:01 AM   #52 
           - God is less real? If you're a believer, then how could God ever be less real?  jazzjunkysue   Aug-27-08 12:59 PM   #73 
              - Exposure and brainwashing has to be continuous . . .  defendandprotect   Aug-27-08 05:28 PM   #87 
  - Like you were when you wrote that post?  Kaleko   Aug-26-08 06:29 PM   #28 
  - Um, no, compare that post to the OP  spoony   Aug-27-08 06:55 AM   #68 
     - I'd say the OP conveyed a strong sense of exasperation  Kaleko   Aug-27-08 11:05 AM   #71 
  - really, christian taliban is like cancer  upi402   Aug-26-08 07:41 PM   #31 
  - ....and a BIG MONEY MAKER . . . which is too often unacknowledged . . .!!!  defendandprotect   Aug-26-08 08:38 PM   #45 
     - Could you use more exclamation points  spoony   Aug-27-08 07:14 AM   #70 
        - Could you dismiss the reality  Goblinmonger   Aug-27-08 01:27 PM   #77 
           - Except that it isn't reality  spoony   Aug-27-08 01:42 PM   #79 
              - Nice loaded language  Goblinmonger   Aug-27-08 02:18 PM   #80 
              - It's been "creeping" for centuries. Mostly backwards.  spoony   Aug-27-08 02:36 PM   #83 
                 - Now who's historically unaware?  Goblinmonger   Aug-27-08 02:41 PM   #84 
                    - And, again, more indications that religions require/seek government acknowledgment . . .  defendandprotect   Aug-27-08 10:04 PM   #93 
                    - Such myopia  spoony   Aug-28-08 07:32 AM   #109 
                       - Is hateful name-calling all you have  Goblinmonger   Aug-28-08 11:59 AM   #110 
              - Ah, you've addressed the wrong "mouth-foaming keyboard-slapping" ....  defendandprotect   Aug-27-08 10:01 PM   #92 
  - seconded, agreed, totally  DS1   Aug-27-08 02:42 PM   #86 
  - that's a big part of why i can't get all too excited about politics in our country...  QuestionAll   Aug-26-08 08:18 PM   #40 
  - Last time it was a patriotic military focus.  LWolf   Aug-26-08 08:21 PM   #41 
  - The Obama's are Christians and so am I.  shaniqua6392   Aug-26-08 08:27 PM   #42 
  - Whatever Obama may be . . . Separation of Church & State still exists . . .  defendandprotect   Aug-26-08 08:44 PM   #46 
  - I'm just an ignorant atheist, so perhaps you could explain the meaning of these "red words" to me?  Fumesucker   Aug-26-08 09:48 PM   #49 
  - Oh, that . . . . that seems to be the disposable part of the Bibble . . .  defendandprotect   Aug-27-08 12:04 AM   #54 
  - Armaments, chapter two, verses nine to twenty-one.  deaniac21   Aug-27-08 12:00 PM   #72 
  - I imagine that those verses could be interpreted literally  LanternWaste   Aug-28-08 12:45 PM   #111 
  - Shouldn't churches own Evangelical christians?  sfexpat2000   Aug-27-08 02:13 AM   #63 
  - I am totally disgusted by this crap. But given Obamas campaign has been loaded with religious code  TheGoldenRule   Aug-26-08 10:25 PM   #50 
  - It's awesome ...  RoyGBiv   Aug-27-08 02:15 AM   #64 
  - Grow Up And Get A Clue Sometime.  OPERATIONMINDCRIME   Aug-27-08 02:41 PM   #85 
  - I always get a laugh about how clueless anti-Christian Democrats can be.  Xithras   Aug-27-08 06:03 PM   #88 
  - It's Not Anti-Christian.... it's Called Preserving a Secular Government  fascisthunter   Aug-27-08 06:06 PM   #89 
  - It's called democracy.  Xithras   Aug-27-08 06:24 PM   #90 
     - Your statement before of "clueless anti-Christians" I do not agree with.  fascisthunter   Aug-27-08 10:12 PM   #95 
     - If as you say..  Fumesucker   Aug-27-08 10:14 PM   #96 
  - We really do need to laugh at organized patriarchal religon more . .  defendandprotect   Aug-27-08 10:17 PM   #97 
  - The fact is that much of this nation believes in such superstition...  nothingtoofear   Aug-27-08 10:08 PM   #94 
  - Unfortunately. . . .  defendandprotect   Aug-27-08 10:28 PM   #98 
     - As long as they support what I believe I couldn't care less if they prayed to Joe Pesci.  nothingtoofear   Aug-27-08 10:37 PM   #99 
        - Well . . . welcome the crazies then . . . GOP may be happy to get rid of them!  defendandprotect   Aug-27-08 10:42 PM   #100 
           - So long as they vote for our candidates, I'll accept that. Like the creepy aunt no one talks about  nothingtoofear   Aug-27-08 10:54 PM   #102 
              - They are more than the "creepy aunt" in the GOP . .. they've stymied Evolution  defendandprotect   Aug-27-08 10:58 PM   #103 
                 - The people which you speak of are not going to vote for Obama.  nothingtoofear   Aug-27-08 11:13 PM   #107 
                    - Have you missed that many posters here have taken for granted ....  defendandprotect   Aug-28-08 02:35 PM   #113 
                       - I fundamentally disagree that it is those who they are targeting.  nothingtoofear   Aug-28-08 06:07 PM   #114 
                          - I see what you mean . . .  defendandprotect   Aug-28-08 08:45 PM   #115 
                             - I hope that with the preface and closing to tonight's benediction that we can all come together.  nothingtoofear   Aug-28-08 10:08 PM   #119 
                                - Until the forces which divide us --- capitalism, patriarchy, and the violence and  defendandprotect   Aug-29-08 12:56 AM   #120 
  - We just can't look like a bunch of atheists  libodem   Aug-27-08 10:42 PM   #101 
  - Yeah . . . if we weren't praying regularly in plein aire we'd be Commies . .. !!!  defendandprotect   Aug-27-08 11:05 PM   #105 
  - I'd call it "If they can pander, so can we..."  TankLV   Aug-27-08 11:02 PM   #104 
  - Notice that the religious right is pretty much over and even the GOP is  defendandprotect   Aug-27-08 11:07 PM   #106 
  - Kinda makes me wanna ask the question "were you born yesterday?"  HughMoran   Aug-27-08 11:18 PM   #108 
  - ...and that somehow makes it right in your mind . . .????  defendandprotect   Aug-28-08 02:31 PM   #112 
  - There's something wrong, alrighty, but it isn't this convention...  apocalypsehow   Aug-28-08 09:39 PM   #118 
 

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