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31. when it comes to killing innocent brown-skinned civilians,
USA! NUMBER ONE! USA! NUMBER ONE!
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  -Someone please remind me why America is so great. leftofthedial  Feb-05-09 04:59 PM   #0 
  - the difference: they say "have a nice day" as they kick you in the teeth  ixion   Feb-05-09 05:02 PM   #1 
  - thank you for shopping WalMart.  leftofthedial   Feb-07-09 03:08 PM   #169 
  - And the rightwing answer is: "If you don't like it, then you can leave." n/t  antigop   Feb-05-09 05:04 PM   #2 
  - it's not only the RW saying this lately n/t  Donnachaidh   Feb-05-09 05:15 PM   #13 
  - do it, leave, I did, I am far happier in France than I was in the USA  reggie the dog   Feb-06-09 05:47 AM   #70 
     - How did you leave?  EstimatedProphet   Feb-06-09 09:07 AM   #90 
     - oops, wrong place  Greyhound   Feb-06-09 10:04 AM   #98 
     - I was lucky  reggie the dog   Feb-06-09 12:25 PM   #101 
     - Yes, please give up the information.  Greyhound   Feb-06-09 10:05 AM   #99 
     - I have a couple of friends  reggie the dog   Feb-06-09 12:26 PM   #102 
     - Aren't they rioting and striking  leftynyc   Feb-06-09 03:39 PM   #115 
        - we went on strike in France  reggie the dog   Feb-06-09 05:46 PM   #152 
  - because we can fix all of this  Fleshdancer   Feb-05-09 05:04 PM   #3 
  - Yup. Our system of government allows for non-violent "civil wars". (nt)  w4rma   Feb-05-09 05:07 PM   #4 
  - You sure the beaten, neutralized, bushified System is still capable of such?  tom_paine   Feb-05-09 05:11 PM   #10 
     - Yeah. I think we're improving things. Big business still has way too much power over the government.  w4rma   Feb-05-09 07:07 PM   #47 
     - Who won the last presidential election?  Raskolnik   Feb-06-09 04:34 PM   #141 
        - The Pritzker/Crown nominee.  Hannah Bell   Feb-07-09 03:13 AM   #162 
  - Explain how we have been through worse?  blues90   Feb-05-09 05:32 PM   #17 
     - the Civil War and the Great Depression were probably worse, yes.  Fleshdancer   Feb-05-09 05:47 PM   #26 
     - yes, my life will be a wonderful bed of roses and delicious elixirs,  leftofthedial   Feb-05-09 05:49 PM   #28 
     - I'm hurting too  Fleshdancer   Feb-05-09 06:07 PM   #41 
        - "Our immediate needs are being met" really? I can't even afford a cancer  Lorien   Feb-05-09 11:07 PM   #62 
        - I'm sorry to hear about the lump  Fleshdancer   Feb-05-09 11:23 PM   #68 
        - Great points but the part about the caste system...  misanthrope   Feb-08-09 05:41 PM   #177 
     - How does it get better?  nichomachus   Feb-05-09 05:55 PM   #33 
     - "gone now"  leftofthedial   Feb-05-09 05:57 PM   #35 
     - alternative energy, education, technology, and universal health care  Fleshdancer   Feb-05-09 06:12 PM   #43 
     - there comes a point when "fixing" is not viable  leftofthedial   Feb-05-09 07:40 PM   #48 
     - Our workforce before the Depression was not well educated.  Zynx   Feb-05-09 11:10 PM   #64 
     - Where's the bread lines?  Dappleganger   Feb-06-09 04:05 PM   #129 
     - Not exactly...  misanthrope   Feb-08-09 06:13 PM   #178 
     - Most american's?  blues90   Feb-05-09 06:07 PM   #40 
     - If you honestly think the Great Depression was not objectively "worse" than our current economic  Raskolnik   Feb-06-09 02:42 PM   #104 
        - in 1930 ue = 8%, kinda like now. it took a couple more years to get to 25%.  Hannah Bell   Feb-08-09 05:37 PM   #176 
  - Well, it's like you just got hired to run a big-ass farm,  stopbush   Feb-05-09 05:07 PM   #5 
  - We are 'great' because we are ignorant  tblue   Feb-05-09 05:08 PM   #6 
  - Seeing old ironsides wheeled out while a real champion works full court  Life Long Dem   Feb-05-09 05:09 PM   #7 
  - When the bosses in the 1300's shafted the people they didn't telll them it was for their own good.  Tierra_y_Libertad   Feb-05-09 05:09 PM   #8 
  - It depends on who you compare us to - ie what part of Africa do you prefer?  stray cat   Feb-05-09 05:10 PM   #9 
  - True. Next to our fellow Third World Nations, we are KING!  tom_paine   Feb-05-09 05:12 PM   #12 
     - "We're Number One!"  leftofthedial   Feb-05-09 05:48 PM   #27 
        - .  stuntcat   Feb-06-09 07:32 AM   #80 
        - What nation as a whole has better economic prosperity, culture, and civil liberties?  Raskolnik   Feb-06-09 03:24 PM   #109 
           - You know very little about Canada if you think they are USA "lite".  earth mom   Feb-06-09 03:59 PM   #126 
              - This magical land of "Canada" you speak of sounds like a paradise.  Raskolnik   Feb-06-09 04:07 PM   #130 
                 - Wake up and smell the corruption and the bullshit.  earth mom   Feb-06-09 04:16 PM   #132 
                    - Corruption and bullshit? I thought that was maple syrup!  Raskolnik   Feb-06-09 04:19 PM   #134 
                       - Have you ever lived on the edge? Almost lost your home? Lived paycheck to paycheck?  earth mom   Feb-06-09 04:23 PM   #135 
                          - Poverty, corruption, injustice, and general douchebaggery are unfortunately human conditions  Raskolnik   Feb-06-09 04:28 PM   #139 
  - I think the toilets are much better.  Starry Messenger   Feb-05-09 05:12 PM   #11 
  - if you are homeless,  leftofthedial   Feb-05-09 05:42 PM   #19 
     - Fair enough.  Starry Messenger   Feb-05-09 05:45 PM   #23 
     - modern technology is indeed superior,  leftofthedial   Feb-05-09 05:51 PM   #30 
        - LOL.  Starry Messenger   Feb-05-09 05:57 PM   #34 
        - If you were a *slave* in the US today,  leftofthedial   Feb-05-09 06:06 PM   #38 
        - Good thing I didn't say that. n/t  Starry Messenger   Feb-05-09 06:07 PM   #39 
        - Being a female now is better than being a female even 70 years ago.  crimsonblue   Feb-06-09 03:13 PM   #108 
        - "We've basically regressed to a point prior to the Magna Carta"  Raskolnik   Feb-06-09 03:28 PM   #111 
     - In Madison they just use the bathroom at Taco Bell.  Zynx   Feb-05-09 11:07 PM   #61 
  - It's candied apples and ponies with dapples...  slackmaster   Feb-05-09 05:16 PM   #14 
  - No difference do I see.!  Lost4words   Feb-05-09 05:18 PM   #15 
  - we have running water?  leftchick   Feb-05-09 05:19 PM   #16 
  - yeah, but for how much longer?  leftofthedial   Feb-05-09 05:43 PM   #20 
  - I live here  TlalocW   Feb-05-09 05:38 PM   #18 
  - yes, by jingo!  leftofthedial   Feb-05-09 05:44 PM   #21 
  - In Dumberica, you'd better be willing to . . .  HughBeaumont   Feb-05-09 05:44 PM   #22 
  - dont forget our 2 expensive bullshit wars for no reason. nt  Mari333   Feb-05-09 05:46 PM   #24 
  - when it comes to killing innocent brown-skinned civilians,  leftofthedial   Feb-05-09 05:52 PM   #31 
     - We would have to try pretty hard to get within sight of Britain on that account.  Raskolnik   Feb-06-09 03:53 PM   #124 
  - We're not perfect...  Bolo Boffin   Feb-05-09 05:47 PM   #25 
  - It's very different from the Soviet Union...  MellowDem   Feb-05-09 05:50 PM   #29 
  - Considering where we were ten, or thirty, years ago,  leftofthedial   Feb-05-09 05:53 PM   #32 
     - Easy  MellowDem   Feb-05-09 06:03 PM   #37 
        - Who is the "we" you keep referring to?  leftofthedial   Feb-05-09 06:08 PM   #42 
           - "We" Americans, of course.  MellowDem   Feb-05-09 07:51 PM   #50 
              - I'm just saying that all evidence I see points to the conclusion  leftofthedial   Feb-05-09 07:54 PM   #51 
  - Because one can make a boatload of money here  many a good man   Feb-05-09 05:58 PM   #36 
  - Hamberger ?  Sandrine for you   Feb-05-09 06:49 PM   #44 
  - We have guns.  anonymous171   Feb-05-09 06:50 PM   #45 
  - and lots of 'em  leftofthedial   Feb-05-09 06:54 PM   #46 
  - Compare to most other countries, it is. That is why ...  SergeyDovlatov   Feb-05-09 07:43 PM   #49 
  - and so it will be as long as one doomed soul  leftofthedial   Feb-05-09 07:55 PM   #52 
     - who knows, may be China or other country will become ...  SergeyDovlatov   Feb-05-09 09:26 PM   #59 
  - We have football!  Political Heretic   Feb-05-09 08:00 PM   #53 
  - No you don't. You have a sad mockery of the real thing.  Eryemil   Feb-05-09 08:16 PM   #54 
     - Ok fine... we have something that should be named something other than football!  Political Heretic   Feb-05-09 08:30 PM   #55 
        - ...  Eryemil   Feb-05-09 08:43 PM   #57 
        - Twelve-inch ball?  Lance_Boyle   Feb-06-09 04:24 PM   #136 
  - Let's see.. tough questions there at the end. I'm guessing it's the deodorant? nt  Flying Dream Blues   Feb-05-09 08:38 PM   #56 
  - And the haircuts. No one has better hair care than the USA! USA! USA!  tom_paine   Feb-05-09 08:47 PM   #58 
     - I like cake.  leftofthedial   Feb-05-09 11:01 PM   #60 
  - One huge difference: if you criticize the government, you aren't shot.  Zynx   Feb-05-09 11:08 PM   #63 
  - good difference.  leftofthedial   Feb-05-09 11:13 PM   #66 
  - Compared to much of the world we have it pretty damn good.  Marrah_G   Feb-05-09 11:12 PM   #65 
  - no doubt most of the world is even worse off  leftofthedial   Feb-06-09 07:25 AM   #75 
  - Go to Venezuela.  LoZoccolo   Feb-05-09 11:13 PM   #67 
  - love it or leave it.  leftofthedial   Feb-06-09 07:26 AM   #77 
     - Well you're the one condemning /the whole country/.  LoZoccolo   Feb-07-09 02:24 AM   #160 
        - criticism is not condemnation.  leftofthedial   Feb-07-09 03:04 PM   #168 
        - not so  Two Americas   Feb-07-09 04:52 PM   #170 
  - Because... uh... the great myth lives on?  Zhade   Feb-05-09 11:25 PM   #69 
  - Live outside awhile the States and you will understand...  JCMach1   Feb-06-09 06:01 AM   #71 
  - I have.  leftofthedial   Feb-06-09 07:26 AM   #78 
     - That's a given... now they have destroyed the economy of the whole world  JCMach1   Feb-06-09 08:18 AM   #85 
  - Because you Americans say so!  irislake   Feb-06-09 06:08 AM   #72 
  - yeah, but we could kick your ass if we really wanted to....  leftofthedial   Feb-06-09 07:37 AM   #82 
  - U.S. meme, "I'M THE GREATEST FUCKER HERE AND WITHOUT  Fire1   Feb-06-09 03:44 PM   #119 
  - Because it's a land of immense beauty and potential  taterguy   Feb-06-09 06:46 AM   #73 
  - not to the point.  leftofthedial   Feb-06-09 07:28 AM   #79 
     - You could soak up the natural beauty and let it inspire you to do something great  taterguy   Feb-06-09 08:12 AM   #84 
        - dood, I'm like totally gonna mellow out  leftofthedial   Feb-06-09 08:57 AM   #87 
        - Fortunately, we got to the leases  Why Syzygy   Feb-08-09 06:59 PM   #180 
  - Other countries have worse problems  treestar   Feb-06-09 07:23 AM   #74 
  - "we" didn't change government in 2000. The George HW Bush Supreme Court did.  leftofthedial   Feb-06-09 07:35 AM   #81 
  - Healthcare stats  maryf   Feb-07-09 09:50 PM   #171 
  - Not only is our country probably the worst in the industrialized world,  Romulox   Feb-06-09 07:25 AM   #76 
  - We are a waning nation. The heyday sure didnt last long.  OwnedByFerrets   Feb-06-09 07:45 AM   #83 
  - America just has  Orwellian_Ghost   Feb-06-09 08:21 AM   #86 
  - when the lords of our realm run out of "free" resources to exploit,  leftofthedial   Feb-06-09 09:07 AM   #89 
  - Preach brother!!!  Fire1   Feb-06-09 03:49 PM   #123 
  - Can you name a nation whose founding is not similarly marred? n/t  Raskolnik   Feb-06-09 03:55 PM   #125 
  - In 3000 years, India has never cultivated the practice of slavery.  Fire1   Feb-06-09 05:25 PM   #148 
  - That is far too negative...  anaxarchos   Feb-06-09 06:26 PM   #154 
     - I'll kick up that post  Orwellian_Ghost   Feb-06-09 08:13 PM   #155 
     - And to you...  anaxarchos   Feb-06-09 10:22 PM   #159 
     - Hmmm....  blindpig   Feb-07-09 07:31 AM   #165 
     - Sure does sound like a plan...  maryf   Feb-07-09 10:03 PM   #172 
     - but, but, but  Two Americas   Feb-08-09 03:54 PM   #174 
        - That is TOO close...  anaxarchos   Feb-08-09 06:29 PM   #179 
           - closecasm  Two Americas   Feb-08-09 07:51 PM   #181 
  - We're One Of The Greatest Nations In The World.  OPERATIONMINDCRIME   Feb-06-09 09:03 AM   #88 
  - dude, your entire life, at least as expressed here,  leftofthedial   Feb-06-09 09:08 AM   #91 
  - My Life Is Quite Good, Actually.  OPERATIONMINDCRIME   Feb-06-09 09:26 AM   #93 
  - life is good!  leftofthedial   Feb-06-09 02:34 PM   #103 
  - sure you do  Two Americas   Feb-07-09 02:55 AM   #161 
     - I agree. n/t  U4ikLefty   Feb-07-09 03:14 AM   #163 
  - How could you be so mean to a dog? I guess you don't like blue ones  mitchum   Feb-06-09 04:35 PM   #142 
  - The only greatness the US has are it's armed forces.  blindpig   Feb-06-09 09:22 AM   #92 
     - Blind Indeed.  OPERATIONMINDCRIME   Feb-06-09 09:26 AM   #94 
     - Really? Is that why so many millions of people want to come here to make a better life  Raskolnik   Feb-06-09 03:01 PM   #106 
     - Yes, millions of Canadians, Germans, Brits are flooding our borders  leftstreet   Feb-06-09 03:26 PM   #110 
     - I didn't claim that they were. Do you deny that tens of millions of people from around the world  Raskolnik   Feb-06-09 03:32 PM   #112 
        - You're arguing America is "great" by implying everyone wants to come here  leftstreet   Feb-06-09 03:38 PM   #114 
        - I didn't say "everyone wants to come here." I said that tens of millions  Raskolnik   Feb-06-09 03:40 PM   #116 
           - If they wait long enough, no doubt the US will bring democracy to them  leftstreet   Feb-06-09 03:46 PM   #121 
              - That's a cop-out response, and a cheap way to blow up the discussion.  Raskolnik   Feb-06-09 03:47 PM   #122 
                 - Nice pun!  leftstreet   Feb-06-09 05:30 PM   #149 
        - so as long as our TV shows make America look slightly better than the worst place on earth  leftofthedial   Feb-07-09 02:55 PM   #166 
     - Minimum wage as opposed to no work hardly makes for great.-  blindpig   Feb-06-09 03:36 PM   #113 
        - The hell it doesn't.  Raskolnik   Feb-06-09 03:43 PM   #118 
     - Even without a military, I bet I'd still be able to get a gallon of ice cream, some whipped cream,  cherokeeprogressive   Feb-06-09 04:18 PM   #133 
        - That ice cream was churned on the backs of wage-slaves that are no better off  Raskolnik   Feb-06-09 04:25 PM   #137 
           - Yes but is it a product of Happy Cows like the sort we have here in California? n/t  cherokeeprogressive   Feb-06-09 05:45 PM   #151 
  - Although it's all relative and subjective...  LanternWaste   Feb-06-09 09:27 AM   #95 
  - the IDEA of America is great . . . but we have a ways to go to fully achieve that greatness . . n/t  OneBlueSky   Feb-06-09 09:56 AM   #96 
  - in the words of Frederick Douglass,  leftofthedial   Feb-07-09 03:02 PM   #167 
  - Because we can correct ourselves. We elected OBAMA.  Cardiff   Feb-06-09 09:59 AM   #97 
  - That a Black American got elected president is a great thing.  blindpig   Feb-06-09 10:07 AM   #100 
  - Nonsense. If you can't (or won't) see the progress that has been made, you aren't being honest.  Raskolnik   Feb-06-09 02:47 PM   #105 
  - Because we have the eternal desire to improve ourselves  crimsonblue   Feb-06-09 03:08 PM   #107 
  - It's been a race to the bottom for years-all so the greedy rich bastards can profit forever  earth mom   Feb-06-09 03:40 PM   #117 
  - Yet you have an Al Gore icon.  Raskolnik   Feb-06-09 03:45 PM   #120 
     - Gore would have made a helluva better president than Obama I have no doubt.  earth mom   Feb-06-09 04:04 PM   #128 
        - No need to be quite so unpleasant.  Raskolnik   Feb-06-09 04:12 PM   #131 
           - Only freepers hate Gore.  earth mom   Feb-06-09 04:27 PM   #138 
              - Who the hell said anything about hating Al Gore? You're the one railing against the rich  Raskolnik   Feb-06-09 04:30 PM   #140 
                 - Why does it matter to you if Gore is rich?  earth mom   Feb-06-09 04:44 PM   #144 
                    - Oy--it doesn't matter to me at all--YOU are the one that brought up "the rich and powerful"  Raskolnik   Feb-06-09 04:49 PM   #145 
                       - What's the point of saying anything to me in the first place?  earth mom   Feb-06-09 05:18 PM   #147 
                          - I'm starting to wonder. n/t  Raskolnik   Feb-06-09 06:02 PM   #153 
                             - Buh Bye!  earth mom   Feb-06-09 10:15 PM   #158 
  - I have lived here my whole life and I'm still trying to figure out what makes this country so great.  Lucian   Feb-06-09 04:02 PM   #127 
  - Because it's the bestest ever country ever in the whole wide world...  mitchum   Feb-06-09 04:37 PM   #143 
  - I'm glad most of you love your country.  irislake   Feb-06-09 04:55 PM   #146 
  - Because we say so.  mmonk   Feb-06-09 05:35 PM   #150 
  - Maybe america is not so great .  blues90   Feb-06-09 08:40 PM   #156 
  - Well, I'm here...thats gotta count for something  NeedleCast   Feb-06-09 08:41 PM   #157 
  - WHY (?) ... President Barack Obama  Raine   Feb-07-09 03:38 AM   #164 
  - "How is this all that different from, say, the Soviet Union" - BWAHAHAHAAH!!!!!  BlooInBloo   Feb-07-09 10:06 PM   #173 
  - You seem like a glass half empty kind of person.  Fire_Medic_Dave   Feb-08-09 03:59 PM   #175 
  - *half* empty!?  leftofthedial   Feb-10-09 05:45 PM   #184 
  - I'm sorry but this post is entirely too negative.  Brgotn   Feb-09-09 10:02 PM   #182 
  - the beatings will continue until morale improves!  leftofthedial   Feb-10-09 05:55 PM   #185 
  - because of our large middle class  citizen snips   Feb-09-09 10:42 PM   #183 
  - rights, quality of life in all respects not technological  leftofthedial   Feb-10-09 05:59 PM   #187 
  - cause we pump the Greatest amount of pollutants into the atmosphere  stuntcat   Feb-10-09 05:58 PM   #186 
 

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