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SunDrop23 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Oct-19-05 08:43 AM
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"Protect The Family - Vote Republican" and "My God My Country..."
...Vote Republican."

These are slogans on stickers the NC GOP is passing out at the NC State Fair this week.

The God sticker doesn't bother me as much as the family sticker does. The implication that Democrats don't protect families is not only insulting, but it is inaccurate.
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ClassWarrior Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Oct-19-05 08:44 AM
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1. Yeah, the Corleone family.
NGU.


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ayeshahaqqiqa Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Oct-19-05 08:45 AM
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2. I agree
Though I'd ask for one of those stickers, and then use it at the top of a sign that explained how the Rethugs have HURT families via cuts in social programs.
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SunDrop23 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Oct-19-05 08:48 AM
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7. My wife keeps me away from them, because I tend to cause a scene.
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Cha Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Oct-19-05 10:41 PM
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19. And spawning more wars..
course, they're some dems responsible for those deaths, too.
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Hobarticus Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Oct-19-05 08:45 AM
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3. Dr. Goebbels said, the best propaganda is simple and brutish
And that certainly is.
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Dr. Death Donating Member (639 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Oct-19-05 08:47 AM
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4. "Protect the Rich Families"
"Send poor kids to die in Iraq" would be a more appropriate slogan for the repubs.

I'm new to NC; where is the state fair? Perhaps I'll go have a look.

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NC_Nurse Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Oct-19-05 08:47 AM
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5. Wow. I totally missed this.
I just went to the fair and never even saw their booth.

How disgusting both of those stickers are...who are they "protecting the family" from anyway? Crazy right wing assholes? And they own God too?

Glad I missed them!
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SunDrop23 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Oct-19-05 08:51 AM
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8. They are in the booths up front. Across from Kerr Scott building. They...
run parallel with Hillsborough street.
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ChairmanAgnostic Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Oct-19-05 08:47 AM
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6. here in the midwest, I drove 150 miles in that past 2 days
I saw one yellow sticker supporting the troops.

not one, NOT ONE, bush sticker.

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SunDrop23 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Oct-19-05 08:53 AM
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9. And I bet if you stopped and took a closer look...
the sticker has been on that car since "shock and awe" and the driver couldn't tell you 5 things that have happened since that war started.
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SledDriver Donating Member (699 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Oct-19-05 08:58 AM
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10. "Protect the Family"...?
The Bush family?
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Child_Of_Isis Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Oct-19-05 09:29 AM
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11. The Family ??
Isn't that how the mob used to refer to themselves?
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MisterP Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Oct-19-05 10:02 PM
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16. or "Fellowship House," the secretive cabal with Inhofe, Grassley,
Domenici, Ensign, B. Nelson, Burns, DeMent, Suharto, and da Costa
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kenny blankenship Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Oct-19-05 09:47 AM
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12. The implication is that Democrats are the threat to THE family
Edited on Wed Oct-19-05 09:57 AM by kenny blankenship
that needs to be protected against, not just that the Democratic Party is an inept defender.

The clue is the use of "THE family." They're not speaking of "defending families" in NC or defending the families in your neighborhood--not families as they are in all the varied shapes one encounters in reality--but defending the fundamentalist idea of the ETERNALLY CORRECT family. (The family that has never been and never will be--perfectly conformed to traditional gender roles and also happy and functional within that totalitarian corset.) They have no thought of upholding the standard of living and opportunities for households with children. They are not concerned about making healthcare more affordable to families, or making sure families headed by wage earners have enough money for bread. No they're only talking about making the shape of the family mandatory and about their desire to crush cultural changes which--they think and fear--are introducing variations. Here's what they are defending: Daddy rules in all things, Mommy makes babies and cleans house, and kids wear pink and play with dolls if they're girls and wear blue and are captain of the preschool football team if they're boys. WHat they are "defending" is hierarchy and rigid roles with shame and punishment for any deviation from their idea of the family.

There is you see, only ONE family and you're in it or out of it.
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SunDrop23 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Oct-19-05 12:52 PM
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13. I'm definitely not part of the family.
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Deja Q Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Oct-19-05 12:55 PM
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14. And if people still vote for them, they get what they deserve.
The repubs do not support families. Unless the families are those of corporate execs.

People need to learn how to read rather than being family-centric and naive.

Not that it would do any good anyway...

And ignorance can be bliss too.
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SunDrop23 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Oct-19-05 09:55 PM
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15. This state is firmly red, I am sad to say. For pres elections anyway.
Both senators are pubs.

But my rep is David Price and our gov is a Dem.
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unpossibles Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-20-05 11:27 PM
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20. I agree...but...
I don't want them to take me down the hole with them...
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LittleClarkie Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Oct-19-05 10:03 PM
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17. Seen on the back of a bumper in Freeperville
Still Voting Democrat
Are You Stuck on Stupid

Um, speaking of stupid, shouldn't that have a question mark at the end of it?

There was one other bumper sticker about the taxed States of America.

Thing is, I wonder what this person is going to say when his fees go up instead, or else he will stop getting his garbage picked up.

What about the services that taxes pay for? Don't they want them any more?
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NuttyFluffers Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Oct-19-05 10:30 PM
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18. "Protect The Crime Family - Vote Republican"...
"My God Screws Our Country - Vote Republican"

verbal judo. strike, counterstrike, point. done. you're welcome. ;)
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