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Mnemosyne Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Mar-05-06 12:26 PM
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I lost my temper and sent a vicious email. WARNING! EXTREMELY GRAPHIC!!
My best friend is always getting these horrible reich-wing "Christian" emails from a woman he knows that thinks she's hysterically funny, which he forwards to me.

This one finally was the last straw and I lost my temper and sent her the email I have included that follows. I imagine she will be turning it over to DHS.

Will I get a visit for this email? I really do not care at this point. I am so sick of these morans and their hatred and chosen ignorance.

Did I do a completely horrible thing? I always try to never hurt a soul, but for some reason I just lost it and went off in this email.

Here is her email:

>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>
Fw: Why Terrorists Commit Suicide

This one is just tooooooo funny to keep to myself....
Everyone seems to be wondering why Muslim terrorists are so quick to

commit suicide. Let's see now. . .

No Jesus.

No Christmas.

No television.

No cheerleaders.

No baseball.

No football.

No hockey.

No golf.

No tailgate parties.

No Wal-Mart.

No Home Depot.

No pork BBQ.

No hot dogs.

No burgers.

No chocolate chip cookies.

No lobster.

No shellfish or even frozen fish sticks.

No gumbo.

No jambalaya.

No Beer.
No Wine.

Rags for clothes and towels for hats.

Constant wailing from the guy next-door,
because he's sick, and there
are no doctors.

Constant wailing from the guy in the tower.

More than one wife.

You can't shave.

Your wives can't shave.

You can't shower to wash off the smell
of donkey cooked over burning camel dung.

The women have to wear baggy dresses
and veils at all times.

Your bride is picked by someone else.

She smells just like your donkey.

But your donkey has a better disposition.

Then they tell you that when you die, it all gets better!


I mean, really, is there a mystery here?

http://netmail.verizon.net/webmail/servlet/HttpNimletDr...

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Here is the email I sent in response to hopefully shut her the hell up:

Matthew 5:2-12
And he opened his mouth, and taught them, saying:
Matthew 5:3 - "Blessed are the poor in spirit, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven.
Matthew 5:4 - Blessed are they who mourn, for they will be comforted.
Matthew 5:5 - Blessed are the meek, for they will inherit the land.
Matthew 5:6 - Blessed are they who hunger and thirst for righteousness, for they will be satisfied.
Matthew 5 :7 - Blessed are the merciful, for they will be shown mercy.
Matthew 5:8 - Blessed are the clean of heart, for they will see God.
Matthew 5 :9 - Blessed are the peacemakers, for they will be called children of God.
Matthew 5:10 - Blessed are they who are persecuted for the sake of righteousness, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven.
Matthew 5:11-12 - Blessed are you when they insult you and persecute you and utter every kind of evil against you (falsely) because of me. Rejoice and be glad, for your reward will be great in heaven."

Luke 6:20-26
And raising his eyes toward his disciples he said:
"Blessed are you who are poor, for the kingdom of God is yours.
Blessed are you who are now hungry, for you will be satisfied.
Blessed are you who are now weeping, for you will laugh.
Blessed are you when people hate you, and when they exclude and insult you, and denounce your name as evil on account of the Son of Man. Rejoice and leap for joy on that day! Behold, your reward will be great in heaven. For their ancestors treated the prophets in the same way.
But woe to you who are rich, for you have received your consolation.
But woe to you who are filled now, for you will be hungry.
Woe to you who laugh now, for you will grieve and weep.
Woe to you when all men shall speak well of you, for their ancestors treated the false prophets in this way."


Do you really want to know why suicide bombers blow themselves up? I've got a good one!

This is an Iraqi child after a US bomb freed himof his skull. Im laughing soo hard!!! Why didnt his or her parents I wonder?


Here is another. The Grandfather seems upset taking his Granddaughter from the pile of bodies for some reason. Hmm, I just dont understand why?!


We do not need to worry about this kid ever growing up to push the buttons on any suicide bombs! He does not have any hands! Yay!!!


Maybe it is not just the dead and wounded kids though; maybe it is the ones that have been born deformed from the depleted uranium that American Freedom has spread all over Iraq.

These are really funny! Bet these retards will not go far in those new schools we built them in Iraq! Ungrateful little shits.






Or maybe its from these abuses at the hands of our soldiers.





















HAD ENOUGH YET?????? WELL SUICIDE BOMBERS HAVE!!!!!!

Maybe their methods are horribly wrong, but by god if our kids were being murdered and maimed in our streets, as the children of Iraq are who knows what any of us would be willing to do to stop the people doing these things to our children?

And many of the other suicide bombers are forced to drive the cars that cause such death and destruction with their families held hostage! Would you want to live like that? I do not think so.

This is what the liar you elected to run this country into the ground has done. Ask yourself if his actions are the actions of a true Christian. Cutting off old people from their medicine, bombing innocent children, women and elderly. Torture of innocent people!!! It is not the behavior of any true Christians I have ever known.

ARENT YOU PROUD NOW!!!!!!!!!! Are you still proud to be an American and a Christian as your President claims to be? This is what he orders in our names!!

Who would Jesus Bomb? Who would Jesus torture?

It's not a joke you uneducated moron. These are human beings pushed beyond their endurance, their families destroyed.

What a disgusting human being you must be to send out such horrible garbage.

You are a horrible excuse for a Christian and so are your supposed Christian friends.

I dare you to pass this one on to them. Not so funny with truth attached now is it?

>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>

Should I be completely ashamed of myself? Will I be sent to re=education camp soon?

vickiss
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Spazito Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Mar-05-06 12:30 PM
Response to Original message
1. Wow, I think you did an awesome job of refuting that e-mail
with graphic truth. Well done, imo.
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Mnemosyne Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Mar-05-06 12:41 PM
Response to Reply #1
21. Really? Afterwards, I started to feel a bit guilty.
Thanks for the support. :hug:
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WLKjr Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Mar-05-06 05:57 PM
Response to Reply #21
237. doubt the knuckle dragger you sent it back to ever read it.
Damn good email back though!
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Mnemosyne Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Mar-05-06 08:28 PM
Response to Reply #237
266. I doubt she got past the first photo, and thanks! n/t
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mattclearing Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Mar-06-06 07:30 AM
Response to Reply #21
332. Don't you dare feel guilty.
You did the right thing...These emails are despicable...racist nationalist trash used to re-inforce a viewpoint that is completely detached from reality.

Thanks for spreading some reality. People don't get much of it 'round these parts.
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Mnemosyne Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Mar-06-06 07:54 AM
Response to Reply #332
338. I adore reality, though sometimes
it bites! :evilgrin:
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hatrack Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Mar-06-06 08:39 AM
Response to Reply #21
341. No! No guilt, no apologies, no shame.
It's time to stop feeling so horrible for being so horribly confrontational and way past time to start cramming their own bs right down their loudly self-righteous throats.

You did great, Vickiss, and you were right on target.
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acmavm Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Mar-05-06 12:30 PM
Response to Original message
2. Ashamed of yourself? Hell NO! You told the truth. You stood up for the
side of right. Why should you feel shame? Let them see what their 'Xtian' principals have brought to the innocent, to the weak, to the children.

Will you get in trouble? Maybe. They have a lot to hide from, they have a lot be feel guilty about. They can't face themselves or what they've done. So they'll lash out at you for making them take a peek at themselves.

I hope nothing happens. But if you're feeling guilty, don't. You have right on YOUR side.
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Mnemosyne Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Mar-05-06 12:43 PM
Response to Reply #2
26. Thank you. I'm seeing how fast the replies are coming and
the guilt is lifting fast.

If I disappear though, everyone raise a stink, okay? :hug:
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Usrename Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Mar-05-06 07:45 PM
Response to Reply #26
253. Once you're disappeared, just who do we raise a stink to?
We need to be raising the stink now!!! Before we all get disappeared.

And it's never wrong to send an email like that, as long as you do it with love. :evilgrin:

Good job!!!
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Mnemosyne Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Mar-05-06 09:12 PM
Response to Reply #253
270. Well thanks kindly Usrename! I'm not sure whom to tell if I'd
be disappeared. lol Hadn't thought of that! :rofl:

Maybe Conyers. I helped gather signatures last year at the beginning of the Downing Street Minutes and we wrote back and forth several times. He might be able to try and hunt me down.

Or Helen thomas. We've emailed a few times in the past also. She might remember me and raise a ruckus just for the justice of it.

Other than that, good guess. :shrug:

And I did send it with love. My love of humanity and what is right.

:hi:
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Usrename Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Mar-05-06 10:21 PM
Response to Reply #270
291. John, Helen, good choice! Maybe Bill Moyers, too.
You remind me a little of friend who thought he might be killed by his girlfriend if he went home drunk. He had something worked out with a penny in his hand. But we (also drunk) could never remember the signal correctly. If he had the penny in his hand when he died, did that mean she did kill him or didn't kill him? No one could remember. He's still alive and we're all still waiting to see if he has that penny in his hand when he goes. lol Maybe we can just all hold hands till it's over. It's all about the love.
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Mnemosyne Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Mar-05-06 10:47 PM
Response to Reply #291
296. I'm just another librul moonbat! lol But my b-i-l would like to
kill me! He's a bushler fan big time and hates my guts. I had tires flattened and brakes tampered with last year. Never could catch anyone, but I know it was him.

I have a bad memory, even sober, so I'll just wing it. I have a cane so I can fight off the DHS goons! And I'll sic my insane kitties on them.
:rofl:

Everyone in my town would figure I just left town for parts unknown. My friends will know better.

Thanks for the humor! :hi:
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Justpat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Mar-05-06 12:30 PM
Response to Original message
3. My right wing idiot cousin will be sending me the same
stupid email. He sends me all this shit all the time even though I rip them to shreds every time.

Do you mind if I save this so I can send it back to him?

I don't know if you'll be going to a reeducation camp, but if you are, you will have lots of company.
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flygal Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Mar-05-06 12:42 PM
Response to Reply #3
24. Last year I would have received it from my in-laws
but I put them in their places too many times they finally quit. They were like robots forwarding that crap - didn't realize how stupid it made them look.
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Justpat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Mar-05-06 12:48 PM
Response to Reply #24
38. The rest of my family has come to their senses.
But this one cousin, who is educated and runs a highly successful business, is brain dead when it comes to his
hero Bush. I am often truly without words to descibe the depths of his ignorance and blind allegiance to such
a useless moron.



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Mnemosyne Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Mar-05-06 12:45 PM
Response to Reply #3
33. Please feel free to copy and paste away! I just
got so sick and tired of all the ignorant bullshit and hatred.

And I'll enjoy the terrific company of the intelligent people from DU at camp! :hug:
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Justpat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Mar-05-06 12:55 PM
Response to Reply #33
47. Thank you.

:hug: to you too.
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benddem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Mar-05-06 12:31 PM
Response to Original message
4. great response
:hi:
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Mnemosyne Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Mar-05-06 12:45 PM
Response to Reply #4
34. Thanks!
:hi:
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Pharaoh Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Mar-05-06 12:32 PM
Response to Original message
5. Way to go vickiss
you might make her actually stop and think for a moment......

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wake.up.america Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Mar-05-06 12:35 PM
Response to Reply #5
12. The woamn obviously has a problem, thinking everyone should...
think and act like she does. I hope she wakes up and realizes America is not the center of the universe.

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Mnemosyne Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Mar-05-06 12:49 PM
Response to Reply #12
40. This is only the most recent ignorance to come from this woman.
You should have seen the one she sent out attacking liberals! I only blew a gasket when she went after grieving people. Liberals can defend themselves! :evilgrin:
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Mnemosyne Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Mar-05-06 12:47 PM
Response to Reply #5
37. If they only had a brain! A heart! They sure as hell
have plenty of nerve! :grr:

:hi:
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NoodleyAppendage Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Mar-05-06 12:32 PM
Response to Original message
6. You are a BRAVE provider of the truth. I applaud your efforts.
I, too, get those stupid Reich-wing chain emails from my Repuke dad and often I will respond to the whole email chain with a response like yours above. That generally shuts up the morans for a while, but not completely. They have very small minds, so the chain emails return after about 4 weeks of absence.

JB
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Mnemosyne Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Mar-05-06 12:53 PM
Response to Reply #6
45. Thank you. I had to do something! I can't take it, I won't
take this crap anymore!

I'm going to be copying it and sending it to all the fundy churches in my area.

I want them ashamed of what they endorse and condone. :grr:
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Tsiyu Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Mar-06-06 02:39 AM
Response to Reply #45
310. Great idea
You are a hero :yourock:
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Mnemosyne Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Mar-06-06 07:53 AM
Response to Reply #310
337. Nah, just an antique hippie hoping to make a small
difference in educating the ignorant.

But thanks for the kind words! :hi:
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mnhtnbb Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Mar-05-06 12:32 PM
Response to Original message
7. Truth is something these folks don't wish
to bother their beautiful minds. I'll bet you lost the person with the first picture of the child with his head blown off.

Doubt that you need to worry.
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Mnemosyne Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Mar-05-06 12:55 PM
Response to Reply #7
49. I hope she threw up her lovely Sunday brunch.
Such a vicious hateful woman, spewing ignorance and hatred in the name of Christ! :puke:
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pacalo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Mar-05-06 12:33 PM
Response to Original message
8. I think you did a great job of putting the witch in her place.
May I copy your response for my own use?
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Mnemosyne Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Mar-05-06 12:56 PM
Response to Reply #8
52. Copy and paste away! If it will cause one funnymentalist to
think or puke, I am glad to contribute. :evilgrin:
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Whoa_Nelly Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Mar-05-06 12:34 PM
Response to Original message
9. Wow
...just wow...

Update if you get a response...or a "visit" (but, I doubt that will happen)

I completely understand your anger. My response to these group emails from MORANS who call themselves Christians, is to use REPLY ALL and fill it in with all the facts that refute the racism, the irrational BS spew.

Though I've never sent anything as graphic as you did, have to admit, your email response really shows the truth that the "liberal" US media and its whores won't show to the US sheeple.
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Mnemosyne Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Mar-05-06 01:00 PM
Response to Reply #9
57. I stewed over this for over 2 weeks before sending it.
I wasn't sure if there could be severe repercussions or not.

When I got up this morning I read her email again and said to hell with whatever the repercussions are!

I doubt I get a response though, these people are always cowards when confronted.

:hi:
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MadisonProgressive Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Mar-05-06 01:45 PM
Response to Reply #57
109. What repercussions?
There is nothing illegal about what you did. The only thing I can think of is some kind of harrassment charge, but it would never hold up in court.

I mean they can't just whisk you away without telling anyone, without having legal counsel or a timely and fair trial! (oh, wait, I guess they can do that now)
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Mnemosyne Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Mar-05-06 02:20 PM
Response to Reply #109
121. The Patriot Act has blessed us, to be sure!
At least Russ Feingold and 0 others tried. :)
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deek Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Mar-05-06 12:35 PM
Response to Original message
10. bravo
It's perfect.
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Mnemosyne Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Mar-05-06 01:00 PM
Response to Reply #10
58. Thank you. I tried for maxium impact. n/t
:hi:
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mike_c Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Mar-05-06 12:35 PM
Response to Original message
11. BRAVO!-- kicked and recommended....
:applause:

Of course, I don't think your friend's friend will get past the first image-- she'll suffer fundy right wing brain lock and say "whatever." But you rock, nonetheless.

:yourock:
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Inspired Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Mar-05-06 12:56 PM
Response to Reply #11
51. Yes, BRAVO...K&R
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Mnemosyne Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Mar-05-06 01:02 PM
Response to Reply #11
60. Thanks mike! Maybe I'll at least have the satisfaction of hearing
she lost her brunch! :hi:
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China_cat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Mar-05-06 01:33 PM
Response to Reply #11
102. She won't get past the bible verses
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Mnemosyne Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Mar-05-06 02:22 PM
Response to Reply #102
123. Those are the verses she needs to learn the most. though. n/t
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lumpy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Mar-05-06 01:37 PM
Response to Reply #11
105. Hear Hear
the truth will out.
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Drum Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Mar-05-06 12:35 PM
Response to Original message
13. You're right, that is graphic,
but I think your point is right on. I hope that your message will shut up that fundie clique to whom you sent it, and will make some re-evaluate their sick and bigoted excuse for humor. That the original "joke" was sent by someone calling themselves "Christian" is deplorable, and I'm glad you shot back some scripture...may they use some of their Sabbath to reflect on this....
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Mnemosyne Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Mar-05-06 01:09 PM
Response to Reply #13
68. It's their claims to be "Christian" that pisses me off the most I think.
While I am not a Christian, I have the utmost respect for the teachings of Christ and follow them myself just because so many of them are invaluable to humanity. I have friends that are true Christians.

To hear Christ's teachings bastardized so horribly makes me absolutely sick. :puke:

I throw the Beatitudes in their faces all the time when I hear the "kill all them ragheads" and the "the poor are poor cause they are just lazy" bullshit from supposed Christians.

Funny, they never have anything to say after that. :evilgrin:
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Drum Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Mar-05-06 01:13 PM
Response to Reply #68
78. Then you and I are of one mind on this!
Soldier on and keep fightin' the good fight, vickiss...I'm behind ya.
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Mnemosyne Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Mar-05-06 02:23 PM
Response to Reply #78
124. Thanks Drum, onward in the battle! n/t
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redwitch Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Mar-05-06 12:36 PM
Response to Original message
14. You did good!
"Christians" like that give Christians a bad name. Shame on her!
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Mnemosyne Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Mar-05-06 01:10 PM
Response to Reply #14
69. I just hope she really gets it and
just shuts the hell up once and for all!
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redwitch Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Mar-05-06 01:50 PM
Response to Reply #69
110. You have to bear in mind, she is not very smart
nor does she seem to have any compassion, nor is she very well informed. But if there is a remote possibility that a chink in her closed mind might let in a teeny tiny ray of compassion and common decency, yours is the email to do it!
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Mnemosyne Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Mar-05-06 02:24 PM
Response to Reply #110
126. We can only hope. n/t
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Mnemosyne Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Mar-05-06 08:26 PM
Response to Reply #110
265. I hope so redwitch, I truly hope it does. n/t
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seabeyond Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Mar-05-06 12:37 PM
Response to Original message
15. i want to know if you get a reply please n/t
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Mnemosyne Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Mar-05-06 01:10 PM
Response to Reply #15
71. Sure thing seabeyond! n/t
:hi:
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TAPat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Mar-05-06 12:38 PM
Response to Original message
16. Well done.
The truth is hard and I think that's why the sheeple run from it by making ugly jokes.
You should not be ashamed of yourself - you have served truth.
And as for camp, I'll see you there! :hi:
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Mnemosyne Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Mar-05-06 01:12 PM
Response to Reply #16
76. Thank you TAPat. And welcome
to DU! :hi:

I hope they at least give us air mattresses at camp. I hate sleeping on the ground at my age!
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TAPat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Mar-05-06 01:23 PM
Response to Reply #76
93. Thanks! And OMG, me too! nt
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bahrbearian Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Mar-05-06 12:40 PM
Response to Original message
17. Bookmarked
So I can use it in my next reply to Similar E-mails.
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Mnemosyne Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Mar-05-06 01:13 PM
Response to Reply #17
77. Hit 'em hard! n/t
:hi:
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BattyDem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Mar-05-06 12:40 PM
Response to Original message
18. Excellent response!
:applause:
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Mnemosyne Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Mar-05-06 01:13 PM
Response to Reply #18
79. Thanks Batty! I hope it was enough. n/t
:hi:
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pacalo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Mar-05-06 12:40 PM
Response to Original message
19. I'd like to see Keith Olberman do a segment on these fundie mailings.
They're so plentiful that I'm sure a lot of viewers can relate.
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Mnemosyne Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Mar-05-06 01:15 PM
Response to Reply #19
82. I don't watch much tv other than cspan and CC, but
someone needs to address this kind of ignorant "humor". It's sickening.

:hi:
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onecent Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Mar-05-06 12:40 PM
Response to Original message
20. BRAVO! i think it's high time for many more people to step up to the
and get pissed about what is going on in the name of America.

I have a few 'christian' people who sent that to my husband and I..and I didn't at the time know what to do with it..

Well said!
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Mnemosyne Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Mar-05-06 01:17 PM
Response to Reply #20
86. Fell free to copy and paste as a response if you
don't need to worry about completely offending the senders.

I just lost it finally. :hi:
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onecent Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Mar-05-06 02:37 PM
Response to Reply #86
132. Thanks - I'm going to do it. nt
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gizmo1979 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Mar-05-06 12:41 PM
Response to Original message
22. Why would you save all those
horrible pictures?Yuck.
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otohara Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Mar-05-06 12:44 PM
Response to Reply #22
28. Seriously???
Tell me there's :sarcasm: in this post of yours.
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gizmo1979 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Mar-05-06 12:58 PM
Response to Reply #28
54. I know what happens in war
I'm against the war,but I don't need to save a bunch of images to remind me.I can stay plenty mad without the graphics.
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rman Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Mar-06-06 12:35 PM
Response to Reply #54
347. ah yes, "don't polute your pretty mind", and all that
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seabeyond Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Mar-05-06 12:44 PM
Response to Reply #22
29. yuck yes. are you outraged or laughing
cause the person that sent this person the email thought it was all funny. how funny is this to you? not. maybe people ought to see the reality of this war and it wont be a huge ass joke to them as they sit nice adn safe in their little space
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gizmo1979 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Mar-05-06 12:59 PM
Response to Reply #29
56. To see them is one thing
to have your own personal collection is quite another that to me is kind of warped.
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seabeyond Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Mar-05-06 01:05 PM
Response to Reply #56
64. warped to me would be a person that refuses to see reality
and sends stupid ass emails laughing about what is happening there so they can feel good about themselves. or saying something really stupid and cowardly like better over there than on our soil

and arent you making an assumption this peron has this saved. if this person often gets email from rw bullshit emails i could understand saving. maybe this person took an hour of their time and gathered it up and made this email to make a point. maybe this person didt "save" it. why would you assume

and arent you shifting the point by worrying about a person saving pictures opposed to people that refuse to see the destruction and loss of life?
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gizmo1979 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Mar-05-06 01:09 PM
Response to Reply #64
67. Did I say I agree with the person
e-mailing the crap.If it was up to me and I was really pissed I would confront the person face to face and ask what they see funny in this whole process?If need be I'd punch them in the face.I'd then take a picture e-mail it to you and prove that I don't like what the repuke is doing.You can then put that in your photo collection.
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seabeyond Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Mar-05-06 01:12 PM
Response to Reply #67
75. that would be your way. i personally dont condone violence
i could understand your anger at the person being stupid, but i would be opposed to your way of expressing your anger. but surely you could see then, this is merely another way of expressing the anger the op felt without resorting to violence
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gizmo1979 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Mar-05-06 01:20 PM
Response to Reply #75
89. See but which is more effective.
Don't talk all tough unless you are willing to back your words,or pictures.If not then you are just another bag of wind.We have enough of those in the party.
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MadisonProgressive Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Mar-05-06 01:54 PM
Response to Reply #89
114. Hey, you're giving Wisconsinites a bad name.
Endorsing violence is wrong.
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gizmo1979 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Mar-05-06 04:28 PM
Response to Reply #114
205. So we'll throw pictures at them.
sometimes you have to stand up for what you believe and sometimes that involves a fight.I would never let myself be pushed around or harassed without a fight if that promotes violence then I guess I'm.Especially if you have a big mouth and like to flaunt your opinions and tell everyone else they are wrong,then you really need to be able to fight because then we're going to fight.
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MadisonProgressive Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Mar-05-06 07:01 PM
Response to Reply #205
249. Count me out of your world view.
So you want to track the fundie lady down and beat the crap out of her? That's warped.
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seabeyond Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Mar-05-06 02:21 PM
Response to Reply #89
122. so youa re telling me i must start beating up people to be effective
wow
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gizmo1979 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Mar-05-06 02:59 PM
Response to Reply #122
149. I don't have a problem
with that.
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MadisonProgressive Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Mar-05-06 01:51 PM
Response to Reply #56
112. What personal collection?
She linked the pictures directly from thememoryhole.com! Do a little research before you accuse fellow DU'ers of warped behavior. You are the one that looks warped to me.
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Mnemosyne Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Mar-05-06 02:27 PM
Response to Reply #112
127. Thank you Madison! n/t
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Name removed Donating Member (0 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Mar-05-06 03:03 PM
Response to Reply #112
153. Deleted sub-thread
Sub-thread removed by moderator. Click here to review the message board rules.
 
China_cat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Mar-05-06 01:51 PM
Response to Reply #56
113. Why would you think anybody would save them?
Google is a very effective tool. I use it often in my campaigns to stop people from buying diamonds. The pictures I can find of children and babies with hacked off limbs come in very handy.

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gizmo1979 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Mar-05-06 03:01 PM
Response to Reply #113
150. I wouldn't know
those pictures give me the willies.
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China_cat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Mar-05-06 03:42 PM
Response to Reply #150
181. Good. If they didn't, you wouldn't be human.
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jmowreader Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Mar-05-06 02:57 PM
Response to Reply #56
147. There's no need to maintain a collection of these photos
The Internets are full of them. It probably took ten minutes to find all those.
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truth2power Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Mar-05-06 03:31 PM
Response to Reply #56
176. Warped? Please see my reply to you, downthread.
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The Velveteen Ocelot Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Mar-05-06 12:44 PM
Response to Reply #22
30. I guess you missed the point.
Yes, the pictures are horrible. What is really happening is horrible, and people who make stupid, bigoted jokes out of it need to know that it's horrible.
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gizmo1979 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Mar-05-06 01:01 PM
Response to Reply #30
59. How is this different from the abortion
wacko's with the posters of aborted fetuses?It's not needed to get your point across.
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The Velveteen Ocelot Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Mar-05-06 01:11 PM
Response to Reply #59
72. One difference is that we don't make racist jokes about abortion.
We don't act like we don't know or care about what abortion does. Furthermore, the anti-abortion protesters do have a First Amendment right to put up posters of fetuses -- if we are offended, too bad; it's their right to make their statement that way.

In the case of the OP's pictures, they show graphically that this is not a laughing matter, and that people are dying horribly, and they do it far more effectively than mere words could do. If these terrible things had happened to your children, would you not want to respond violently? The point is not to justify suicide bombing, but maybe to understand why some could be driven to such extreme acts. Little kids being blown to bits is not a basis for a joke, ever, and maybe some people need to be hit over the head with graphic, ugly reality before they get it.
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gizmo1979 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Mar-05-06 01:16 PM
Response to Reply #72
83. Standing up for abortion wacko's
just because they have the right to it doesn't make it right.All I wanted to know is why she collected the photo's I didn't say I disagreed with what she was trying to convey.Why would you want to stoop to their level to get your point across.It's hypocrisy.
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The Velveteen Ocelot Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Mar-05-06 01:25 PM
Response to Reply #83
95. Oh, please. I'm not "standing up for abortion wackos", just for their
right to do what they do. And if you haven't figured out yet why the OP used the pictures (I doubt she "collects" them like baseball cards; they're probably all over the Internet and all you need is Google), then I can't help you. If the pics gross you out then don't look at them.
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mhr Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Mar-05-06 12:44 PM
Response to Reply #22
31. To Remind The Idiot Fundies That They Are Idiots!
eom
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gizmo1979 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Mar-05-06 03:05 PM
Response to Reply #31
156. You can't act like an idiot
in the process.
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Maru Kitteh Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Mar-06-06 11:21 AM
Response to Reply #156
344. You advocated punching them in the face - Actually doing so would be
acting like an idiot. I don't think showing them pictures of REALITY is idiotic, it's the truth. What's less likely to be true? I would put my money against the probability of you actually punching them in the face. I think you were talking big out of defensiveness.
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pacalo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Mar-05-06 12:45 PM
Response to Reply #22
35. For these opportunities that arise. I'm glad she saved them.
With the current climate of secrecy & censorship, perhaps we all should save the "yucky" pictures. They speak the reality of what's going on in our names.
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Spazito Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Mar-05-06 12:49 PM
Response to Reply #22
41. Yep, truth is 'yucky' when it comes to death and destruction
of innocent people especially when it comes to people like Ma Barker bush who don't want to bother their 'beautiful minds'.

I am going to assume you forgot the :sarcasm: smiley, you did, right?
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gizmo1979 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Mar-05-06 01:04 PM
Response to Reply #41
63. If that's your thing
go for it.I just don't know why you need to collect them like baseball cards.Go on collecting though,I usually find I can make my point without being ghoulish.
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seabeyond Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Mar-05-06 01:06 PM
Response to Reply #63
66. huge assumptions to make your agrument here. huge assumptions
wow, good of you to degrade and dismiss the original message
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gizmo1979 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Mar-05-06 01:11 PM
Response to Reply #66
73. I said the pictures were yucky.
If it was that easy to degrade the message how easy is it for the person who received them to degrade them.
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Spazito Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Mar-05-06 01:11 PM
Response to Reply #63
74. Are words or pictures more powerful in making a point , in your
opinion? I am truly curious. Which would disturb you more:

The dead child was found with their head blown apart

or



If one were trying to show how 'funny' the death of civilians, of innocent Iraqis really is, I know which one of the two methods would stop me cold and it is NOT the words.
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gizmo1979 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Mar-05-06 01:17 PM
Response to Reply #74
87. Whatever floats your boat.
Keep your pictures close.I'm sure that'll change many minds.
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Spazito Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Mar-05-06 01:23 PM
Response to Reply #87
92. Ahhh, no response to my question as to which makes a more
powerful point, words or pictures. I am not surprised but, to quote you, "whatever floats you boat".

Actually, the pictures have changed people who are not bush-bots but merely uniformed and mislead.
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MadisonProgressive Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Mar-05-06 01:57 PM
Response to Reply #63
116. Does "WARNING! EXTREMELY GRAPHIC!!" mean anything to you?
If you can't handle the truth - don't open the thread! DOH!
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gizmo1979 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Mar-05-06 03:07 PM
Response to Reply #116
159. What are you talking about?
I just asked a simple question.I can handle the truth.I don't need to see it.I opened it and asked a question answer the question and that's that.
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leftchick Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Mar-05-06 12:51 PM
Response to Reply #22
43. I think the OP makes it pretty obvious why
:eyes:
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gizmo1979 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Mar-05-06 01:24 PM
Response to Reply #43
94. Well no I don't
because that is the one answer I didn't get.Instead of e-mailing why didn't the op call the person on the phone.Or meet in person.I'm never one to back down from a confrontation.I'm alittle squimish,I'll admit.That was why I was attacked by the lot of you with your little smilely faces.If you all need pictures well I didn't care for the pictures maybe draw me a picture next time.
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Mnemosyne Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Mar-05-06 02:00 PM
Response to Reply #94
117. Because I don't know the ignorant woman. I also
do not "collect' these photos like baseball cards. What an ignorant thing to say. If the ignorant woman wants a confrontation, she can bring it on. She now has my email address.

Once you grow some compassion, maybe you will be haunted by these images as I have been since I first saw them. I could not sleep for days afterward, and when I did I would wake up sobbing in horror.

You react like my daughter who was born in 1979. :shrug:
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hang a left Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Mar-05-06 03:45 PM
Response to Reply #94
183. The original emailer selected the forum for the debate.
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ClayZ Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Mar-05-06 03:48 PM
Response to Reply #94
185. Pictures have power that words do not!
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Mnemosyne Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Mar-05-06 01:26 PM
Response to Reply #22
96. I didn't save them. I had seen them before and
did a search to find them again. We need to be witnesses of the atrocities comitted by our government.

They are horrible. It is reality. This is what our government is doing IN OUR NAME!

If they offend you then do something to help stop it rather than complain about how "yucky" they are.

"Our lives begin to end the day we become silent about things that matter." -Martin Luther King Jr.

"A radical is one who speaks the truth." : Charles A. Lindbergh, Sr. - Congressman, father of famous aviator - June 15, 1957

The moment we begin to fear the opinions of others and hesitate to tell the truth that is in us, and from motives of policy are silent when we should speak, the divine floods of light and life no longer flow into our souls.: Elizabeth Cady Stanton Biography - Reformer, Writer, Lecturer, 1815-1902

"Whatsoever you do for one of the least of these, you did unto me." Matthew 25: 45

I'm not trying to jump on you gizmo, but seriously, this needs to be stopped now and it is up to us!

In hope of peace,
v
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gizmo1979 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Mar-05-06 03:17 PM
Response to Reply #96
168. You don't know what I do
everyday to try and stop them.I give alot of time to the election of democrats in my district.I write letters make phone calls to my congress people.I've done lot's it doesn't help much but it makes me feel better,and if this makes you feel better that's good enough for me.It was just an off hand comment that I made and meant nothing by it.I got more responses than I normally get in my own posts so it got my dander up a tad.I'm glad that you have passion that's a goodthing and we need your passion to get rid of these guys come NOV.
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Mnemosyne Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Mar-05-06 08:24 PM
Response to Reply #168
264. I didn't say I knew what you did gizmo. I asked what you
are doing to help besides criticizing my post.

I wasn't jumping on you and told you so.

I am grateful for anything you are doing to fight these idiots and for trying to make the madness stop.

Thank you for all you do! :hi:
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Lone_Star_Dem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Mar-05-06 01:31 PM
Response to Reply #22
100. For the same reason that the media isn't allowed to show any flag draped
Edited on Sun Mar-05-06 01:32 PM by Lone_Star_Dem
coffin photos, or pictures of our wounded soldiers. When Americans see images of death and suffering the war becomes real to them and not something so easily dismissed.

Oh, and the OP linked to sites that host these images in attempts to spread the true story of what's taking place in Iraq. I seriously doubt she has a scrapbook filled with these at home. :eyes:
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Joe Fields Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Mar-05-06 02:49 PM
Response to Reply #22
142. Why save and show those horrible pics? I'll tell you why!
So we will NEVER FORGET! We SHOULD NEVER forget! So the fundies willHAVE TO SEE THE COST OF Iraqi "freedom." And so that the fundies may never convieniently forget. THAT'S WHY! So that we can show how "christian" our fearless leader is, that's why.
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gizmo1979 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Mar-05-06 03:11 PM
Response to Reply #142
162. Do you really think they care?
They don't give a shit about people,any people.They let our own people die in New Orleans,they ship jobs oversea's everyday.What makes you think they will care about someone that's in the way of their oil?No matter how many pictures you show them?That's why they joke they don't care.
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truth2power Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Mar-05-06 03:28 PM
Response to Reply #22
174. I have some of those pictures saved to my HD. Know why?..
Because I think we all need to bear witness to the atrocities that President Anti-Christ is perpetrating in our name!

If they could scoop them all up, just like the pictures of the blivit and Abramoff, they would do it. And in Bushworld, if there aren't pictures, well, it didn't happen.
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dmr Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Mar-05-06 10:00 PM
Response to Reply #22
285. I have a collection, but then
I have saved a lot of pictures/articles/videos on CDs for historical purposes. There are those in this country that purposely rewrite our history. My goal is to provide my future grandkids, and their kids with some real historical references.

Horrible pictures? YES! But I'll be damn if I'll bury my head to pretend they don't exist.
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VTMechEngr Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Mar-05-06 12:42 PM
Response to Original message
23. Good
Edited on Sun Mar-05-06 12:43 PM by VTMechEngr
Push back against the forces of Faux Christianity.

Proud to have met another real Christian :toast:


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Mnemosyne Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Mar-05-06 02:32 PM
Response to Reply #23
130. I'm actually not a Christian, I just have great respect for Christ's
teachings. I feel the same of all great beings of compassion that have walked this Earth. :hi:

But thanks for the compliment! :toast: at ya'!
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Hubert Flottz Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Mar-05-06 12:43 PM
Response to Original message
25. You did fine and you should be pissed off!
If the stupid slack-jawed sons of bitches, don't ever send you any more of their trash you'll be better off. The problem is, it will probably just make the bastards hassle you more. Those fools are too stupid to take a hint. I get the kind of stupid shit you're talking about too and no matter how I've tried to insult the ignorant senders, they still send silly propaganda that a second grader could pick apart. I just started deleting everything they send.

I wouldn't worry about the spooks, till you see the whites of their eyes.
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Mnemosyne Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Mar-05-06 02:38 PM
Response to Reply #25
134. I didn't receive it directly HF, I'm just a bad woman that had it
Edited on Sun Mar-05-06 02:38 PM by vickiss
forwarded to me to keep up on the ignorance that's still running rampant. People stopped sending me this crap ages ago. I'm just trying to stop her bad habit of ignorance!

It's funny you mention "till you see the whites of their eyes". My great-great-great? grandfather was the one that coined that phrase! General Israel Putnam in the Revolutionary War. Weird. huh? :crazy: He was a bit of a putz, imo.

Hope all is well with you! :hi:
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Hubert Flottz Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Mar-05-06 06:19 PM
Response to Reply #134
243. Prolly half the cowardly attacks like those emails could be...
traced all the way back to KKKarl, or the RNC scum squad, if you really looked into it.

I wondered why I always had the urge to salute you! I thought it was because you are a fine patriotic DUer, but it might have been because of your great-great-great grandfather's brave deeds. Looks like his fine patriotic DNA is still alive and on the job, looking out for Lady Liberty... ;)



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Mnemosyne Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Mar-05-06 08:21 PM
Response to Reply #243
263. I cracked up when I found out Putnam coined that phrase!
Even funnier was when I finally saw a painting of him and he was almost a twin of Mompa, my great-grandmother! LOL I resemble neither, thank goodness!

Putnam was actually horrible to the Indians. And in the end Washington gave him duty out of the way he had became so incompetent. I need to study the history a bit more, but got the gist of it and he was a putz in the end, though brave in the beginning I believe.

I wouldn't be a bit surprised to find KKKarl was behind petty evil cruel things like that email either. He is a small petty man. But evil with no conscience whatsoever.

:hi:
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porphyrian Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Mar-05-06 12:43 PM
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27. You did good. If only it would make a difference in their stupidity.
You probably won't get shit like this from them again, though.
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Mnemosyne Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Mar-05-06 02:41 PM
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135. She sends it to my best friend. He is too nice to tell her to stop.
I warned him I was going to hit her hard.

I hope it wakes her, though I doubt it does. :(
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Bullwinkle925 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Mar-05-06 12:44 PM
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32. I would say that you did a commendable job.......
it takes not one ounce of courage to poke fun and feel superior to others. However, it taks a tremendous amount to speak to the truth.

Good on you!

This is NOT the kind of country I want to be a part of.
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Mnemosyne Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Mar-05-06 02:44 PM
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136. Thank you Bullwinkle!
I'm not brave, just pissed and loud. :hi:

I agree. This isn't the country I want. I want the America that cared for people.
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Arugula Latte Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Mar-05-06 12:46 PM
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36. We should have been doing what you did for years.
Fight fire with fire. These assholes have ruined this country and liberals' politeness was a big factor. It's time to call them on their stupidity and bigotry. Actually, it's long past time to do that. Bravo to you. :applause:
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glitch Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Mar-05-06 02:05 PM
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119. Second this.
and this :applause:
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Mnemosyne Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Mar-05-06 02:47 PM
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140. Thanks glitch! n/t
:hi:
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Mnemosyne Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Mar-05-06 02:46 PM
Response to Reply #36
138. I wish I had found the nerve much earlier Oregonian. But
better late than never.

Thanks for the support. :hi:
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Beelzebud Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Mar-05-06 12:48 PM
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39. RIGHT ON!
These hipocritical christian freaks need reality slammed in their faces!
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Mnemosyne Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Mar-05-06 02:49 PM
Response to Reply #39
141. Thank you Beelzebud. Hypocrisy needed a
reality check. :hi:
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DeposeTheBoyKing Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Mar-05-06 12:50 PM
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42. Vickiss, you COMPLETELY ROCK
I showed my husband, and we are so proud of what you did! GOOD FOR YOU!!!!!!!!!!!
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Mnemosyne Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Mar-05-06 02:52 PM
Response to Reply #42
143. Thank you Depose! Everyone is being so supportive over this, I
am :cry:, I am so touched. :hug: :grouphug:

Well, most everyone.

:hi:
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Mr_Spock Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Mar-05-06 12:52 PM
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44. Totally appropriate. "It's not a joke you uneducated moron. "
Excellent line - it's ignorance that feeds these lying mass-murder justifying "Christian" pigs.

That email sent to you was horrible!
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Mnemosyne Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Mar-05-06 02:55 PM
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146. I always hear the phrase "Ignorance is bliss." when I see
this bullshit! I don't know why. It's not, it's pitiful and disgusting.

It wasn't directly sent to me though. It was forwarded to me by my friend that is too kind to tell the woman to stop sending him this crap.

:hi:
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Mr_Spock Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Mar-05-06 03:53 PM
Response to Reply #146
192. Oh.
Edited on Sun Mar-05-06 03:53 PM by Mr_Spock
Well, it's still disgusting and I'm glad you turned the table of the scumbags that would enjoy something like this.
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Mnemosyne Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Mar-05-06 08:07 PM
Response to Reply #192
259. I didn't mean I thought you were ignorantly blissful! Oh no!
I was referring to the moran that sent the email!

I feel bad that you thought I meant you! :hug:
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Mr_Spock Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Mar-05-06 09:54 PM
Response to Reply #259
284. Oh, no problem - I didn't misunderstand.
I was just saying that you're anger still applies even though the email was not sent directly to you.

You didn't have to worry or PM me - I knew what you meant :D

Have a nice evening!
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Mnemosyne Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Mar-05-06 10:26 PM
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292. Oh good. I was worried I had hurt you. Thanks. n/t
:blush: :hi:
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HockeyMom Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Mar-05-06 12:54 PM
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46. Ask those smug Right to Lifers
if they would like to ADOPT any of the babies pictured here.

Oh, wait they aren't FETUSES. What happens to babies, children, ADULTS doesn't matter. They were given LIFE. What happens to human beings later in life is of NO CONCERN TO THEM.

COMPASSIONATE Conservatives, MY ASS.
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Mnemosyne Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Mar-05-06 02:58 PM
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148. They surely would never adopt such poor little babies!
They only want their world all pretty and clean.

Great point HockeyMom! :hi: :hug:
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Warpy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Mar-05-06 12:55 PM
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48. You're making my referrals to Snopes seem horribly lame
even with my nasty remarks about not checking any facts and believing any rubbish a bunch of slick salesmen hand them. Of course, the emailers of mass right wing filth are easily discouraged, so I haven't had to do that in a very long time.

If I were still getting this shit, though, I'd copy your answer to it and send it along to them.

Very powerful.
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Mnemosyne Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Mar-05-06 03:03 PM
Response to Reply #48
152. Sorry Warpy! I hope someone sends you another soon just
so you can send them this now! Maybe dig up an old freeper email somewhere that particularly pissed you off? :evilgrin:

I just want it all to stop and the killing and suffering to end.

I can't bear the thought of anymore innocents suffering in our name. :cry:

Thank you for the compliment. It means much. :hi:
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druidity33 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Mar-05-06 12:56 PM
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50. honor truth...
It's important people see the other side. But I don't understand the pics of the two people (children?) with black bars across their eyes and the subsequent photo of a lifted shirt and breasts... there must be something i'm missing...
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MadisonProgressive Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Mar-05-06 02:01 PM
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118. That is from abu ghraib. Humiliation of children.
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Mnemosyne Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Mar-05-06 03:06 PM
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157. Children are being abused in our name druidity! There is
much worse on video. They are being raped also. :grr:

I am ashamed of our country for this all and more. :cry:
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spanone Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Mar-05-06 12:57 PM
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53. Damn. that's powerful.
:grouphug:
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Mnemosyne Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Mar-05-06 03:07 PM
Response to Reply #53
160. Hopefully powerful enough to
make a difference spanone. :grouphug: :hi:
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malaise Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Mar-05-06 12:58 PM
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55. I'm proud of you
This should be the standard response to all the tasteless email circulating these days.
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Mnemosyne Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Mar-05-06 03:09 PM
Response to Reply #55
161. Thanks malaise! Just trying to make a small difference. n/t
:hi:
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ClayZ Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Mar-05-06 01:03 PM
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61. Bravo! Thanks for the Stepping Stone! Catapult Truth.
Edited on Sun Mar-05-06 01:30 PM by ClayZ
I do the same sort of thing! I always "mine" the RightWing emails for anyone else it had been sent to or from and send my retort to all! heh heh I will keep your letter in my Bag of Tools!

Bag of Tools by R. Lee Sharpe

Isn't it strange how princes and kings,
and clowns that caper in sawdust rings,
and common people, like you and me,
are builders for eternity?

Each is given a list of rules;
a shapeless mass; a bag of tools.
And each must fashion, ere life is flown,
A stumbling block, or a Stepping-Stone.


Catapult Truth.



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Mnemosyne Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Mar-05-06 03:13 PM
Response to Reply #61
165. Wow ClayZ, Stepping Stones of life!
Thank you for adding my letter to your bag of tools!

I like catapulting truth! :hi:
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Rainscents Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Mar-05-06 01:04 PM
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62. Excellent!
These so call "Christian" (they call them self), are nothing but Anti-Christian!
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Mnemosyne Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Mar-05-06 03:16 PM
Response to Reply #62
167. There was a rumor that the last Pope wondered
about * being "he who cannot be named", I think that was the phrase used. The way * acts and the way those that follow cheer him on, it really tends to make one wonder a bit.

They have given new meaning to anti-christ. Bastards.

Thanks! :hi:
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immoderate Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Mar-05-06 01:06 PM
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65. You did the right thing.
People need to be awakened. If "shock and awe" is what they need, then so be it.

Only one person I know was sending me right wing crap after the 2004 election. I debunked them and showered him back. Now he sends me anti-Bush comics.

You might make the difference. I wish there were more people I know that would dare to send me that shit. Bring 'em on!

--IMM
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Mnemosyne Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Mar-05-06 03:19 PM
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170. These morans sure loved their "shock and awe" in March 2003, didn't they?
If it takes the same to curdle their little pea brains, then let's hit him hard!

Thank you IMM. I'm not feeling as guilty as I did earlier. I am not by nature vicious. :hi:
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immoderate Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Mar-05-06 03:53 PM
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191. I think we're alike in that.
Edited on Sun Mar-05-06 03:59 PM by IMModerate
I really like to let the little things roll off.

But we're talking about lives here! I hesitated to use that phrase. But this is their own medicine. They had no reservations when it was proposed against innocent Iraqis. Dammit! Sometimes you have to show the dogs your teeth. They are brutal against anybody but their own, and even then, if pressed, they'll eat their own.

I think that sender was little more than vapid. Maybe what you did will wake her up. Hell. You just sent her stuff. You didn't violate her. Pleasant dreams. You are still a good person. :)

--IMM
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Mnemosyne Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Mar-05-06 08:05 PM
Response to Reply #191
258. Thanks so much for that IMM. I have been feeling as if
sending it may have shown a lack of compassion.

But dammit, how can you wake someone up by pussyfooting around when they don't listen or care about others!? I am always being accused of being *too nice* and that may be why I question myself too much now.

Thanks for the support! It matters! :hug:
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immoderate Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Mar-05-06 09:41 PM
Response to Reply #258
281. OK. And one thing more...
That's an incredible montage that you did. And rather than offensive, EVERYONE should see it to be reminded of their responsibility to humanity. It's absolutely mind blowing.

--IMM
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Mnemosyne Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Mar-05-06 10:29 PM
Response to Reply #281
293. I really appreciate it IMM. I just wanted her to feel something,
Edited on Sun Mar-05-06 10:30 PM by vickiss
anything and see the Iraqis/Muslims as other human beings suffering.

I hope it works.

So far still no response. :(
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immoderate Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Mar-05-06 11:00 PM
Response to Reply #293
300. And no surprise.
If she had the brains to understand your letter, she could truly be too embarrassed to reply. That would reeeeaalllyyy be giving her the benefit of the doubt. She is probably nonplussed. Don't wait up for it.

--IMM
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Mnemosyne Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Mar-06-06 07:50 AM
Response to Reply #300
336. Still no reply this a.m.
Maybe she will at least hesitate the next time. :)
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kaye45 Donating Member (39 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Mar-05-06 01:10 PM
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70. what the mind has to do to make these kinds of e-mails funny
I think it was Robert Jay Lifton who coined this phrase in his writings about the Nazi doctors and their treatment of the Jews: speciation. It means you take another group of human beings and treat them as if they are a different species as yourself. So it is alright to hold racist views, do violence to them, and advocate their elimination, because they are a different species after all. True Christianity teaches (as far as I have learned) that the Church unites us as a community sharing a common humanity. That humanity includes all our brokenness which we accept with humility. Where is the humility in your correspondents e-mail? You did a brave and necessary thing responding to her. We must all reject this pull to inhumanity. DU for me is such a community.
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Laelth Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Mar-05-06 02:24 PM
Response to Reply #70
125. Nicely said.
Welcome to DU! :patriot:

-Laelth
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Mnemosyne Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Mar-05-06 03:26 PM
Response to Reply #70
172. Welcome to DU kaye45! I agree with
Lifton on speciation. Thank you for reminding me of it. It is what many slave owners did also. Don't consider someone as human and you can erase your guilt for treating them as less than human. It's being done everyday in Iraq, Gitmo, etc.

I'm not brave, just frustrated and angry at the suffering of innocents. :cry: I am one that deeply feels others pain, this has been ripping me apart since it started. The sender of the stupid email just happened to receive the brunt of it.

Thank you for raising such an important point kaye! :hi:
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Arkansas Granny Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Mar-05-06 01:14 PM
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80. Don't be ashamed of yourself. This might even get some to
open their eyes and see the tragedy that the Iraqis have lived through since Bush decided to liberate them.

And as far as getting in trouble, I'm sure there would be a lot of us here to help with a legal defense fund, if it comes to that.
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Mnemosyne Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Mar-05-06 03:28 PM
Response to Reply #80
173. Thanks AG! And if I need help I know I have friends here
at DU! :grouphug: :hi:
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laylah Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Mar-05-06 01:15 PM
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81. Incredibly AWESOME
vickiss. No worries, if anything, you were too kind. :hug:

May I share this with others?

Jenn
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Mnemosyne Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Mar-05-06 03:31 PM
Response to Reply #81
175. Thank you laylah! You may share it anywhere it can do
some good! :hug:

We have got to stop all this chosen ignorance now. And if it takes *shock and awe*, so be it.
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tatertop Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Mar-05-06 01:16 PM
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84. So powerful it knocked my socks off!!!
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Mnemosyne Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Mar-05-06 03:34 PM
Response to Reply #84
177. Hey tatertop, I found one of your socks in my dryer!
I'm glad my email had an impact. :hi:

If I find the other sock I'll let you know! Don't count on it though! They go through those time warps you know.
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tatertop Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Mar-05-06 04:35 PM
Response to Reply #177
211. Far out. I could only find one red sock after my bath just now
I thought of that post and it made me chuckle.
Funny you should reply that you found one of my socks.


:applause:
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Mnemosyne Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Mar-05-06 08:00 PM
Response to Reply #211
257. Your sock post gave me a chuckle when I was feeling frazzled
a bit.

Laughter is good and healing. :hi:

Wait, it's a dark blue sock, not yours I guess, nor mine. I live alone! This has happened before.
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Cleita Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Mar-05-06 01:16 PM
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85. She deserved your reply. In her letter, she exposes what is
wrong with these people. The unmitigated bigotry and hatred stands for itself, but also the implication that people wouldn't be affected by these problems if they didn't deserve it.

More and more, I find that people justify all the cruelties and injustices brought upon the victims of social inequality by telling themselves that somehow it's their fault that they are poor, different, sick, not white and any other social pariahs that afflict them.

I hope trying to drive the truth home to them will eventually get the scales to drop off their eyes so they can see the reality around them and maybe start to develop some true compassion for the plight of those less fortunate than themselves.
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Mnemosyne Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Mar-05-06 03:39 PM
Response to Reply #85
179. Thank you Cleita, I thought she was just asking for it.
I have seen so many of her bigoted/racist emails, but this was it for me. Attacking people that are suffering such horrible grief that they are willing to destroy themselves and other innocent people is horrifying to me.

No compassion or empathy seems to exist in her heart at all. :(

:hi:
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MountainLaurel Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Mar-05-06 01:19 PM
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88. Please keep us posted on a response.
:applause: :applause: :applause: :applause: :applause: :applause: :applause: :applause: :applause: :applause:
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Mnemosyne Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Mar-05-06 03:40 PM
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180. I will ML, but really doubt she has the courage to reply. n/t
:hi:
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Generic Brad Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Mar-05-06 01:20 PM
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90. You Can't Put the Genie Back in the Bottle
Nor should you try. I reached my breaking point on this type of crap six months ago and with each passing day I become more convinced drawing a line in the sand was justified. You have done nothing that warrants guilt. Even Jesus showed anger at the hypocrisy he witnessed in the temple. I suspect he might have had a similar response.
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Mnemosyne Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Mar-05-06 03:44 PM
Response to Reply #90
182. I reached a breaking point on 12/12/00, but have always
tried to be kind to others, even when they act ignorant. The gloves came off today for good. :grr: :nuke:

Welcome to DU Generic Brad! :toast: Enjoy the ride! :hi:
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proud2BlibKansan Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Mar-05-06 01:23 PM
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91. Good for you!!
:yourock:
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Mnemosyne Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Mar-05-06 03:46 PM
Response to Reply #91
184. Thanks proud2Blib! Back at ya'!
:hi:
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abluelady Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Mar-05-06 01:26 PM
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97. I hope you sent it to everyone on the original address list.
Maybe if we did more of that, there would be less crap sent around.
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Mnemosyne Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Mar-05-06 03:48 PM
Response to Reply #97
186. That is my mission for tomorrow! She has a huge email list! and
is most likely warning all of them as we speak. :evilgrin: I'll have to send from another addy. I am not really email savvy.

:hi:
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MuseRider Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Mar-05-06 01:27 PM
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98. I think you made the point
quite well.

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Mnemosyne Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Mar-05-06 03:49 PM
Response to Reply #98
187. Thank you MuseRider. n/t
:hi:
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maveric Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Mar-05-06 01:29 PM
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99. No Jesus. No Christmas. No television. No cheerleaders...
No baseball.

No football.

No hockey.

No golf.

No tailgate parties.

No Wal-Mart.?????

What a twisted, sick and delusional perspective.
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Mnemosyne Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Mar-05-06 03:50 PM
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189. Isn't it though? It made me sick. n/t
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YOY Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Mar-06-06 07:02 AM
Response to Reply #99
325. Life without those national distractionas (and parasite)
sounds pretty ideal to me.
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emdee Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Mar-05-06 01:32 PM
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101. I think your response was perfect....
we are going to have to be as bold as they are and speak out loudly.
emdee
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Mnemosyne Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Mar-05-06 03:54 PM
Response to Reply #101
193. Thank you emdee. I agree, boldness is all we have left.
Everything else has not been effective.

I am usually rather timid in person. I'm done. The gloves are off. :grr:

:hi:
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northofdenali Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Mar-05-06 01:36 PM
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103. Incredibly powerful -
You have NOTHING to be ashamed of.
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Mnemosyne Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Mar-05-06 03:55 PM
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194. Thanks northofdenali. I'm trying to make a difference, even small. n/t
:hi:
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MadisonProgressive Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Mar-05-06 01:37 PM
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104. I think it was deserved. Great job!
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Mnemosyne Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Mar-05-06 03:57 PM
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195. I appreciate it Madison! n/t
:hi:
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delete_bush Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Mar-05-06 01:39 PM
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106. What a loser!
I checked my Bible and guess what? Jesus did not celebrate Christmas, had no TV, never attended baseball, football, hockey, golf, or other sporting events while ogling scantily clad cheerleaders; went to a tailgate party, Walmart or Home Depot; ate BBQ, hot dogs, burgers, cookies, lobster, or shellfish; made any reference to frozen food or jambalaya; drank beer or went to a doctor, didnt shower or shave, and never had even ONE bride (well, who knows for sure).

He did have wine, though. Maybe he drank a lot to drown out his pathetic existence.

What a loser!
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Mnemosyne Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Mar-05-06 04:00 PM
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196. She must believe that Jesus was a loser!
Aren't people amazing delete?! How ignorant can an entire group of people choose to remain and still be functioning?

And Christ was also believed to be a gnostic which means he also shared clothing.

It boggles the mind!

:hi:
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DaveT Donating Member (447 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Mar-05-06 01:40 PM
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107. This thread is interesting on another level
Edited on Sun Mar-05-06 01:44 PM by DaveT
We live in a culture where organized lying and spin from the right wing propaganda apparatus is so ubiquitous that even liberals just figure it is part of the daily grind of life. My email inbox gets clogged with this crap, too -- by looking at the names on the delivery lists, you find these things get spammed to dozens or even hundreds of hapless recipients at a whack.

And we wonder if it is OK to fight back with the reply-to-all button.


A couple of years ago, I got one of these dopey things forwarded from a Bushbot relative. Just like the OP, it came to me on the wrong day and I spent a couple of hours rebutting the outright lies, the half-truths and the ludicrous value judgments packed into a couple of hundred words of text. I conceded a couple of points that were not just lies, while making counterarguments to put in perspective what little factuality there was to found in the dumbshit email. My only regret was that I did not think to include some graphic photos like the OP did!

To my pleasant surprise I got several complements from other persons on the distribution list who, like me, did not ask for an idiotic blast of dimwitted propaganda.


This thread reminds me that I have been a wuss ever since. I did it once and then went back to deleting the crap before opening it. This is a mistake, folks.

The reason why rightwing crapola is so prevalent is that their propaganda machine is relentless and because they count on our good manners to avoid confronting them. If everybody other than the 25% of hardcore wingnuts gave a rude rebuttal to this horseshit, two things would happen --

1. The wingnuts would be disabused of the notion that their cutesy "jokes" and pithy political "wisdom" is anything but cheap propaganda. Eventually, they will discover that politics is about contention -- and that they are contending with people who actually have the light of reason on our side. Remember, most Americans of all political stripes do not realize that the MSM does not actually present the left side of the story. Most of the wingnuts I know personally have never even heard the real arguments in favor things like the Social Security, Medicare, Unemployment Compensation, Respect for Due Process of Law, etc. Instead, they see the Colmes version -- the punching bag argument of bleeding heart compassion for evil and lazy people.

2. The general public which is not made up of wingnuts would also see that there really is a living breathing LEFT in the USA. People that you know are actually liberal. We actually care about what happens to our country.


I think the photos are vital to this kind of message. Bush's waning support comes from people who still want to look at the abstractions -- "We are fighting them there so that we don't have to fight them here." The only way to counter this variety of stupidity is to force people to face reality.


Great email -- great thread.

K/R



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Mnemosyne Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Mar-05-06 04:06 PM
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197. Why thank you DaveT and welcome to DU!
Your reply is so thoughtful! So many great replies in this thread, no wonder I love the people here at DU so very much! :hi: :grouphug:

You are a most welcome addition to our family here! :toast:

I am email ignorant and am sending out the email individually to all her victims in the fwd. I guess there was an easier way. I still have much to learn about the internets!
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Memory Container Donating Member (108 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Mar-05-06 01:41 PM
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108. It's the crushing truth.
Americans are so fucking ignorant, arrogant, and sheltered.

Glad you did this.
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karlrschneider Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Mar-05-06 02:52 PM
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144. Welcome to DU, MC
:toast:
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Mnemosyne Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Mar-05-06 04:09 PM
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199. Thanks Memory Container and welcome
to DU! :hi:

I completely agree, many Americans are very fucking ignorant, by choice sadly. But remember, there are still many great people that are just too afraid to speak out still. Hopefully they will start soon.
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maveric Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Mar-05-06 01:51 PM
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111. I just borrowed this and silenced some Craigslist R&R, Xtian Nazis.
And like the spineless, clueless and delusional twits they are, NO REPONSES. Only threats that told me to move to Iran and see how I like it there.
Typical.
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Mnemosyne Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Mar-05-06 04:11 PM
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200. Alright maveric!
:yourock:
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Swamp Rat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Mar-05-06 01:54 PM
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115. We should turn this into a mass email and spread it ALL OVER THE USA!!!!
Fuck! They do it all the goddamn time, so now it is OUR turn! This time, they will see and read the

Truth!!!

:kick:
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Mnemosyne Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Mar-05-06 04:13 PM
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201. I agree Swampy, let's tame the Beast of ignorance!
Shock and Awe baby!

:hi:
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Swamp Rat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Mar-05-06 10:04 PM
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287. Here ya go:

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Mnemosyne Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Mar-05-06 10:37 PM
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294. Good, but it needs to be a bit more harsh, as much
as I hate to say it. The left side works fine.

We really need to go brutally graphic on their asses to shock and awe. They need to almost :puke: I know it is horrible to even think such a thing, much less ask for it. :cry:

I hate having to be brutal. :( :cry: Not my nature at all. I was always teased about being Mother Theresa's twin soul. :( Bet no one thinks so now.

Thanks for the help Swamp!
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Swamp Rat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Mar-05-06 10:46 PM
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295. Well, the REAL baby on the right, from Falluja, was burned by
white phosphorous. My eyes were not dry the entire time it took to make that bumper sticker. :cry:


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Mnemosyne Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Mar-06-06 07:48 AM
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335. I know Swamp! I just know the ignoramuses will claim
it's just some milk/paint spilled on the baby or something. :hug: They are stupid, stupid people. You know that. It is a good one for those of us that have hearts and a clue sweetie! It's the clueless I was referring to when saying it wasn't harsh enough. :hug: Please don't feel bad. Your efforts are always outstanding! Your heart is tremendous!

I cry too much to. I'm with you. :hug: Are you doing alright now? You've been through so much since last Fall. I hope school is going well.

I don't think we can have a bumper sticker for this anyway. We would be arrested/fined most likely. I know Pa, has an obscenity law re: bumper stickers.

Let's concentrate on a graphic to add to emails and flyers instead! I do much stealth work with flyers and something to shock and awe would be so effective. We need to send to the Senators and Congress critters too.

Keep trying, you have a great mind! You'll find something that will work. I have faith in you! :patriot:
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BiggJawn Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Mar-05-06 02:20 PM
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120. When we get sent to The Camps...
Edited on Sun Mar-05-06 02:21 PM by BiggJawn
I would consider it a huge honour to be allowed to be your houseboy.

Bet lil' Ms. "Suicide is Funny when you're Xian and it's another Religion doing it" doesn't even have the ovaries to respond to you, or if she does it'll be along the lines of "Aw, Geez....Lighten UP, I was just FUNNING!"

You Rawk. Huge.
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Mnemosyne Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Mar-05-06 04:21 PM
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202. You make me
:blush: BiggJawn! Thanks for the sweet offer, but I'll be fine, just be a friend and help the kids and elderly. They'll need you more you sweetheart! :hug:

I truly hope it isn't coming. :evilfrown:
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Ksec Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Mar-05-06 02:29 PM
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128. all religions are inheritantly evil
Because of extremists like AlQaeda and Reicht wing Christianity, both are the same IMO. Both are evil.
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ClayZ Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Mar-05-06 03:51 PM
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190. A perfect place to insert a "Horsey"
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Mnemosyne Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Mar-05-06 04:26 PM
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203. Extremists are evil ksec, in any environment. I agree. Do
Edited on Sun Mar-05-06 04:26 PM by vickiss
you feel I was being too extreme in my handling of this woman's chosen ignorance? Is that the point you are trying to make? I don't feel it harmed her in any way other than possibly her self=righteous self-important view of the world.

My problem with extremists arises when they cause harm physically to others or emotional damage that is irreparable.

:hi:
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karlrschneider Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Mar-05-06 02:31 PM
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129. You have NOTHING to apologize for.
...
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Mnemosyne Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Mar-05-06 04:28 PM
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204. Thanks karl. n/t
:hi:
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Call Me Wesley Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Mar-05-06 02:35 PM
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131. Thanks for your post.
Edited on Sun Mar-05-06 02:45 PM by Call Me Wesley
And I just remembered that there was a time before people didn't want to see what was really going on (without making a general comparison here, just the fact that it's so easy to look into another direction):


LIFE photographer Margaret Bourke-White was with Gen. George Patton's troops when they liberated the Buchenwald concentration camp. Forty-three thousand people had been murdered there. Patton was so outraged he ordered his men to march German civilians through the camp so they could see with their own eyes what their nation had wrought.
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Mnemosyne Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Mar-05-06 04:30 PM
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206. Exactly CMW, nothing to see here,
move along.

There are none so blind...

Thank you for the comparison. It is becoming more fitting each day. :hi:
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Call Me Wesley Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Mar-05-06 04:32 PM
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207. Pretty much seems so ...
Sadly. :hi:

Great post!
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Mnemosyne Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Mar-05-06 07:54 PM
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255. Maybe the tide will turn and humanity will return again to
our country soon. We still have many great people!

It is still worth fighting for! :hi:
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NYdemocrat089 Donating Member (614 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Mar-05-06 02:37 PM
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133. I got tears in my eyes while reading your response.
Edited on Sun Mar-05-06 02:37 PM by NYdemocrat089
Great way to reply to that asshole - with the truth. K&R
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Mnemosyne Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Mar-05-06 04:33 PM
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209. I sobbed while I composed it NYdemocrat. How anyone could
ever look at those pictures and not feel the horrendous grief and suffering is beyond me.

If it doesn't touch her heart, then nothing ever will.

Thank you for sharing! :hug:
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Maru Kitteh Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Mar-05-06 02:45 PM
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137. You did the right thing. Let us know if she had the NERVE to write back
to you. She is a disgusting human being and a piss-poor excuse for a Christian to boot, just like her dear leader.
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Mnemosyne Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Mar-05-06 04:34 PM
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210. Thanks Veganistan, I will, but doubt she does. n/t
:hi:
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happydreams Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Mar-05-06 02:47 PM
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139. That is one kickass response. Boy I hope this person you
sent it reads and absorbs its meaning.
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Mnemosyne Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Mar-05-06 04:36 PM
Response to Reply #139
212. I truly hope it sinks through her thick skull
happydreams. Can such ignorance ever be broken through I wonder?

:hi:
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Joe Fields Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Mar-05-06 02:55 PM
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145. Thank you, Vickiss for what you did. You spoke for me,
when you sent that response. I'm sure you realize though, that you can't reach "people" like that woman. They are so blinded by loyalty to the fuhrer, there is little or no hope for them.
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Mnemosyne Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Mar-05-06 04:39 PM
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214. You are welcome Joe! I know it is most likely
pounding my head into a brick wall, but I'll be happy if she at least :puke: her brunch and thought of her actions for a moment at least. :hi:
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Rosemary2205 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Mar-05-06 03:01 PM
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151. IF she pushes it you MIGHT get nailed on email pornography.
probably the WORST that can happen is your ISP telling you they won't provide email anymore and you'll have to find a new ISP. And if she's a really nasty person she might throw a civil lawsuit at you for some sort of "emotional distress".

You never threatened the woman or threatened anyone else so I assume you are OK on DHS. If the goons show up you know you need a lawyer.
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Mnemosyne Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Mar-05-06 04:43 PM
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216. Welcome to DU Rosemary 2205! You think just one email
could get me in much trouble? If it does so be it.

I just went through much bullcrap from a stalker, cost me a small fortune when I switched my phone number due to dsl agreement. I sure hope it doesn't again.

But so be it if it does! I have had it with chosen ignorance as humor at the expense of others sorrows.

:hi:
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DarbyUSMC Donating Member (352 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Mar-05-06 03:03 PM
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154. I'l play the devil's advocate here. I don't know the sender of the email,
needless to say ----- uh, so, no one thought what the horrible woman sent to the poster's friend was funny? I guess my sense of humor is a tad warped then. The 'tell' in the beginning is the word "terrorists," which implies, to me anyway, that the bit is about why anyone would opt to blow themselves to smithereens. They may be aiming for the infidels but they take many of their own people with them ----- except those terrorists who get on a bus full of Israeli's or hijack an American airplane etc. No one here has ever thought that they were lunatics to do such things? Is their culture such that they kamikaze themselves as did Japanese pilots in WW II? Do you know anyone, personally, who would do the same, in the name of anything, including whatever god they believe in? People may fight and die "for their country" but unless they know they are being sent out with no chance of returning, I don't see any of them volunteering to blow themselves up. In our culture, it is the luck of the draw, the cards you are dealt, being in the right place at the right time that gives one hope that in the worst of it, you'll be the one to make it out alive. Would you fall on a live grenade to save your buddies? Of course, no question about it. That isn't a planned deed no more than diving under the ice to save a person is planned. That is instinct. Suicide bombers plan their deaths.

Terrorists = chaos. How do you begin to have a defense against people who will blow themselves up? We don't and that is a one of 522 good reasons we should never have invaded any country. What should have been our government's first clue? Well, maybe the suicide bombers on 9/11? Did they need to drop pamphlets first to tell us that they were free lancing and not representing a particular country? Could the government not figure that out? I'm sorry --- I digress.

This evil email is no more than you'd hear on any late night show, SNL, Mad TV or Comedy Central. If the sender is a "supposed" Christian, what does that mean? If you say you are a Christian then God forbid that you laugh at observational humor?

You say you are a Christian but........
You say you are a Democrat but........
You say you are a mother but.........
You say you are patriotic but........

I would say the lesson for the emailer and for me in other ways, is to not announce to the world that you are against sex outside of marriage only to be caught with your knickers around your ankles up against a wall in your basement with your neighbors husband. Love thy neighbor won't work in that situation. Don't say you abhor violence in movies on one hand and then say that your favorite movie was The Godfather. If the emailer had said to the friend of the poster ------ "I'm a Christian," she could have added to that "I like the verse 'For all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God.' That "all" includes me and always will. Repenting doesn't mean I'm perfect nor will I ever be without sin. Sin is sin in the eyes of God. Whether it be a lie or stealing or adultery or murder. Sin displeases him but it doesn't mean you are disowned. Forgiveness is what keeps me going."

Now, had horrible emailer given that disclaimer maybe she wouldn't have been judged. She didn't though, so there you have it.

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Mnemosyne Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Mar-05-06 04:51 PM
Response to Reply #154
219. I stated in my email to her that what the suicide bombers do is
horribly wrong.

This woman constantly sends out "funny" emails that attack anyone that isn't like her. My response was not to just this email, but an accumulation of her ignorance.

She's a huge Mann Coulter fan, if that gives you a clue as to her propensity to condone violence against anyone of a different culture or politics than her.

She is not an innocent jester as you are implying Darby. Hatred and bigotry are a mindset.

:hi:
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titoresque Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Mar-05-06 03:04 PM
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155. You did a great job!
be proud of the stand you took! And proud of the message you passed on
in the name of all these souls who have been hurt by this Murderous Regime! :yourock:
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Mnemosyne Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Mar-05-06 04:54 PM
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220. I appreciate it titoresque! It was done in the name of all
that have suffered and will continue to suffer. I cannot stand knowing it is still happening and in our names! :cry:

:hi:
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AtomicKitten Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Mar-05-06 03:06 PM
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158. Wow, that was a punch in the face.
Edited on Sun Mar-05-06 03:36 PM by AtomicKitten
The truth usually is.

Well done.

On edit: 64th K&R.

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Mnemosyne Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Mar-05-06 04:57 PM
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221. I've never punched anyone before Atomic, other than with words!
I'm grateful that I seem to have found the ones that were needed to hopefully get my point across today.

Thank you! :hi:
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neweurope Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Mar-05-06 03:11 PM
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163. 57th recommendation.
And thank you. I wish people would lose their tempers more often.

-----------------

Remember Fallujah

Bush to The Hague!
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Mnemosyne Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Mar-05-06 05:01 PM
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222. I am very slow to anger neweurope, once a year or so was my
usual until * stole office. Now my BP has gone up and I rage whenever I forget to change to the weather channel or CC and * slips onto cspan!

You are welcome. Thanks for caring! :hi:
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babylonsister Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Mar-05-06 03:11 PM
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164. Wow, vickiss. I add my Nom. to this. You are a brave soul.
And you are doing nothing more than sending images that are already out there. If it's pornography, then the US made it so.
I hope the woman responds to you.
But oh, so dreadfully sad, isn't it. :(
PS: I like your Bible verses, too.
:yourock:
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Mnemosyne Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Mar-05-06 05:08 PM
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224. Thank you so much
my sister! :hug: :hi:

It breaks my heart every day to know the suffering and killing goes on. :cry:

They need to learn their verses so thought it was important to include the best of the best.

I'm really hoping she wakes up, but am doubtful. The koolaide is very strong! I do hope I don't get arrested, but ce' le vie! It'll be an experience I've never had! lol
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Jeanette in FL Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Mar-05-06 03:16 PM
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166. What a powerful email and thread, Vickiss
I too am going to save this and copy it and will send it out to the next mass mailing I get in the same general vein.

I too have been way too polite and delete those ignorant emails claiming moral superiority. They need to see the truth and see how it feels.

You did a great job and should not be ashamed of yourself in the least. This whole thread was great read.
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Mnemosyne Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Mar-05-06 05:19 PM
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226. I am tired of being polite and kind when people are being cruel
and hateful Jeanette.

It's time to stand up and raise our voices before it is too late.

Thank you for the kind words! :hi:
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truth2power Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Mar-05-06 03:18 PM
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169. Good job, Vickiss!
You have to hit these morons in the head with a 2X4 before you can even get their attention.

What a racist, culturally ignorant moron that woman is.

Ha ha! "Towels for hats"? That's a good one. Guess that's a take-off on "raghead". Isn't she clever? :puke:
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Mnemosyne Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Mar-05-06 05:22 PM
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227. I hope the board was big enough truth!
I was not impressed by her "cleverness" as you could tell. :hi:
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stepnw1f Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Mar-05-06 03:24 PM
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171. If People are Disturbed by the photos "Yuckiness"...
Edited on Sun Mar-05-06 03:25 PM by stepnw1f
then you of all people should do everything possible to stop this war. That way icky, "yucky" photos never get taken and posted again. Dismissing a reality because of the 'yucky' inconvenience of a bunch of photos tells much of the priorities of an individual. For instance, criticizing the messenger for collecting "yucky" photos is old and tired, and used way too much out of convenience. Being a witness to a crime against humanity makes you responsible to act. If you don't, you are as guilty of that crime as the perpetrators.

Would you ignore a woman getting raped in an alley, or would you report the crime and even try to save her? Or are you a coward because the act you see is too "yucky"? Who are you fooling, by criticizing the posting of such photos?
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Mnemosyne Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Mar-05-06 05:25 PM
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228. That poster probably prefers fake yuck in the movies. I think you
may have replied to the OP (me) instead of your intended poster stepnw1f. Thanks for the moral support! :hi:
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stepnw1f Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Mar-05-06 10:09 PM
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289. Your Welcome (nt)
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truebrit71 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Mar-05-06 03:34 PM
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178. I think attaching the pictures was a bit much...
Ordinarily when I receive e-mails from bigots and religious freaks I either don't reply or send them back a suggestion that they do something physically impossible...

I believe that nothing you send that person would change their minds or their views so why bother yourself?

Each to their own I suppose........
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HockeyMom Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Mar-05-06 04:33 PM
Response to Reply #178
208. One Picture says a THOUSAND WORDS
This administration sanitizes this. They will not even show the COFFINS of our dead boys and girls coming home. Why? So this will be some far away ANTISEPTIC war.

Those of us who lived during the Nam Era can recall pictures coming over our TV screens of not only coffins coming off planes, but little children on fire from napalm from OUR planes.

You must understand. These images, coming into the homes of an ordinary American, turned the public against Nam and ended that war.

They NEED to be shown and that is precisely why Bush WILL NOT SHOW THEM.

This is no more freedom to the Iraqi people, than it was to the Vietnamese people.
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Mnemosyne Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Mar-05-06 05:28 PM
Response to Reply #178
229. I have been using words with people like this with no results
truebrit. It is time for shock and awe.

If it's over the top, then so be it.

I shall not remain silent and stand quietly by while someone uses another's grief and suffering for humor. Nevermore.
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Lydia Leftcoast Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Mar-05-06 03:49 PM
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188. Amen, vickiss!
On other boards, I keep running into wingnuts who moan and groan about how lefties have an "irrational hatred" for Bush.

I haven't attached pictures, but I come up with things like this.
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Mnemosyne Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Mar-05-06 05:41 PM
Response to Reply #188
230. When you do Lydia, go get them! Shock and awe is
all we have left I think. They apparently don't like to read, so maybe pictures can get through to them. They are the irrational ones.

I am trying anything at this point. I just want the suffering and killing to end.

Not in our names! No More!

:hi:
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Deja Q Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Mar-05-06 04:09 PM
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198. Tooooooooooooooooooo long
I'd have asked why she says Dems are racist over the UAE ports deal... given what she's said, she's the racist.

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Mnemosyne Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Mar-05-06 05:42 PM
Response to Reply #198
231. Nope, she would not get that. No comprehension of irony. n/t
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Dan Donating Member (595 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Mar-05-06 04:37 PM
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213. I am proud of you.....
and if DHS comes for you....tell them to include me, as I agree with you 100%
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Mnemosyne Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Mar-05-06 05:45 PM
Response to Reply #213
232. Thanks Dan! I'm so proud of DU hearts!
And DHS can kiss my :kick:
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earth mom Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Mar-05-06 04:39 PM
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215. Good for you for standing up to those pseudo Christians.
Hope they feel ashamed when they see what their hateful war has wrought. :cry:
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Mnemosyne Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Mar-05-06 05:48 PM
Response to Reply #215
233. If only the world would live by your nick golden, what a beautiful
world it could have been! :hug:

I hope it does cause them at least a moment of remorse for what they have wrought. But you need a conscience and I fear it may be something they lack.
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earth mom Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Mar-05-06 06:13 PM
Response to Reply #233
242. That's why I chose my user name...
because that's all anyone needs. To care about each other and treat each other as we want to be treated. :hug:

How did everything get as twisted as it is now? I too, fear that people lack conscience; and that there are probably more sociopaths around than we can ever comprehend. Though the sociopaths in power and in the media have seemingly made it okay for all of them to crawl out of the woodwork these days. :(
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Mnemosyne Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Mar-05-06 07:51 PM
Response to Reply #242
254. You are a dear heart Golden! I was raised to always try to
live by the Golden Rule. It is the best one there is, as you say - all we really need. :hug:

I don't know how it got so twisted. It seems that it got worse 12/12/00. Bizarro world took hold and nothing has ever been the same since. It was by no means perfect before, but something shifted and got weird.

I wish we could figure out how to shift it back. :(

Something has to give sooner or later. Let's hope for sooner! :hi:
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DemInDistress Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Mar-05-06 04:45 PM
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217. Vickiss...should you get that visit from Gestapo DHS give them
my name and address and tell them I support you to the death. I am sick and tired, fed up with all this M-U-R-D-E-R and T-H-E-F-T in the name of 911. I will fight for you,and die for you since you so eloquently and disturbingly created a masterpiece of R-E-A-L-I-T-Y
ITS TRULY SHOCKING...

Thank you for putting into words and photo's what I try to say all the time. Your my Queen !!!!


DemInDistress
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Mnemosyne Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Mar-05-06 05:58 PM
Response to Reply #217
238. DemInDistress, I have felt the same rage since 9/11 and don't
Edited on Sun Mar-05-06 05:58 PM by vickiss
know how to fight back anymore than writing , calling, emailing and protesting. It never seems as if it's enough.

You've made me :blush: and :cry: I am so moved by your passion, it feels like my own.

I hope this is sent far and wide. It may not make a big difference, but if it can reach just a few of those twisted koolaid drinkers and touch their hearts, then it will have mattered.

I'm just an antique hippie in a small town wishing I could do more. I visited NYC in 1972 as a runaway at 14. Quite an experience to say the least! An angel? man helped me find my way home. NYC will always hold a special place in my heart. :hug:

Stay safe my brother! :hug:
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tomreedtoon Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Mar-05-06 04:46 PM
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218. So, did she respond? Or stop listening to you?
Talk about drinking the Kool-Aid...I'm sorry, but I'm disgusted at anti-abortion people showing pictures of bloody fetuses, and if I were a woman seeking an abortion I wouldn't listen to them. I'm sure this will invoke the same response, regardless of the New Testament quotes.

This might amuse people on DU, but it won't change any minds, and it won't end the war or Bush's grab for power. In fact, in my view it's uncomfortably like the time I had to spend with some members of the Florida Ku Klux Klan, who kept swapping awful, stale jokes about killing black people and kept laughing at them, no matter how unfunny they were. The point of their jokes was not humor, but saying, "We're Klansmen and you're not; we are part of a select group and we're confirming our membership in that esteemed body."

Is this really any different? And please don't say "yeah, because we're right and they're wrong."
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Mnemosyne Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Mar-05-06 06:06 PM
Response to Reply #218
240. No response yet. And this is my first and only email to her.
It has nothing to do with amusement on my part tom, it is a matter of my frustration at the joy these people experience at others sorrow and grief.

Are you content to allow such things to be done in your name? Are you trying to help it end?

If my email shakes anyone of these koolaid drinkers up and causes some to call a Congress person or Senator to demand that it stop, that is my aim in sending the email. It has nothing to do with amusing anyone at DU or anywhere else.
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roguevalley Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Mar-05-06 05:06 PM
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223. If you're going to free float an email out there, it behooves the
notion that you will get a response. since you didn't say you knew where she lived and were coming with an ax handle, I don't think you have a worry. I doubt that she got past too many of these pictures, the satanic cow. don't worry, honey.
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Mnemosyne Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Mar-05-06 06:10 PM
Response to Reply #223
241. I think it will be alright too rogue, but anymore with all the
secret prisons and spying, you just never know what to think! I'm not too worried. But if no one hears from me for a week, come looking! I'm half serious.lol :hi:
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roguevalley Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Mar-05-06 06:41 PM
Response to Reply #241
244. got your back, honey. :)
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Mnemosyne Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Mar-05-06 07:44 PM
Response to Reply #244
252. appreciated! And love your puppy! n/t
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Just Me Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Mar-05-06 05:11 PM
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225. Those who still possess empathy wouldn't excuse such mercilessness.
Empathy is supposed to be a BASIC human possession.

I don't think your response is anywhere NEAR as horrible as the email you received which contained a message devoid of heart or compassion or mercy or justice.

You were confrontational, true, with bits and pieces of reality. But, those who deny such things to excuse their own contributions should face their part in this horror.

:cry:

Even I must cling to the comforts I am so damn lucky to have in order to survive the horrors I know are happening, "in my name".

I find nothing wrong with your response. To the contrary, you were being truthful. There is no crime in that.

:hug:
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Mnemosyne Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Mar-05-06 06:45 PM
Response to Reply #225
245. Empathy and compassion are in nonexistent when I see the
type of emails that angered me Just Me. Yet these same people would expect such if they were in the same circumstances.

I still continue to find some compassion for them that have none, for without it, we will become the ones with no compassion. However, it does not mean they do not require a wake up call. Sometimes you need to be cruel to be kind. The truth will set them free.

Let's give them one. Shock and awe is all they seem to admire. I can't bear much more knowing it continues. :cry:

Thank you for your thoughtful words JM. :hug:
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ryan_cats Donating Member (745 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Mar-05-06 05:50 PM
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234. My heart is heavy for those poor people
My heart is heavy for those poor people.

First off, her email was pretty stupid, not funny in the least.

Your response pains me to no end. Much as I hated to see your pics, I know these need to get out there so the average American can see the real cost of George's illegal war. I mean I can barely suppress the tears it's so painful. Is this what we've become after 5 years of scrub-ya's terror regime?

I'm forwarding these to my gung-ho rw brother to see if he has a heart at all.

So painful, does our emperor even know the amount of pain his policies have created for those poor Iraqis?

These should be on the evening news. I'd like to see all of the war's supporters respond to these pics. Would they be so heartless to say that they're casualties of war? Did those poor children bring down the World Trade center?

Thank you for the brutal but honest visuals to the cost of this war...

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Mnemosyne Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Mar-05-06 06:57 PM
Response to Reply #234
247. I hate having to be so brutal and showing such photos ryan.
My heart is broken every day knowing it has happened and continues to happen. :cry:

* could not care less about the suffering. They do not matter to him at all. :nuke:

Someone in this thread called me warped and accused me of saving the photos like baseball cards! I don't. And I don't care if what I did offends or shocks anyone's sensibilities. I hope it does. Maybe then they will DO something to help end this madness.

I just want it to stop and will do whatever small thing that may help even the smallest bit to put an end to the madness of the chimperor and PNAC. :grr:

Something has to work sometime. I'll try anything if it will help at this point. :shrug:

I hope it helps you get through to your brother. :hug: It is worth a try.

:hi:
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ryan_cats Donating Member (745 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Mar-05-06 08:12 PM
Response to Reply #247
261. I know you take no pleasure from these images.
I know you take no pleasure from these images.

I've been accused of not knowing what war is like. I'm afraid I know too well. The whole motivation for this war is a fraud. We could have easily contained Saddam and worked through sanctions to keep him bottled up. It pains me greatly to know that these horrible things are happening in our name. Now, I know our armed forces are doing their best to keep the innocent lives lost to a minimum but really, how does it feel to be an acceptable statistic? Collateral damage? I fear that we're also hardening our young troops so they come back home to a peaceful existence but will always carry this horror with them.

Do these dead innocents know we did this for their own good?

I haven't heard back from my brother yet. He's a right winger but he's not a heartless b*stard.

I wonder if the glorious leader sees these kind of images or like his mom, are they too horrible for his 'beautiful' mind?

War is hell. This war is really hell since I don't remember any Iraqis attacking me or anyone I know.



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Mnemosyne Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Mar-05-06 09:04 PM
Response to Reply #261
268. The Iraqi's have never harmed a single hair on mine or anyone I
knows heads. They were the innocents in it all.

The soldiers, most of them, I am sure do try to keep from harming anyone they can avoid. wgt8lftnglady's son is a good example. Binka's is another. Good guy's raised well as good human beings. :applause:

The horror of what has happened will stay with these kids, the soldiers, forever, I am afraid. Many are time bombs and one small thing will create another tragedy someday in their own lives. My heart breaks for the sorrows to come. :cry:

The Iraqi children that survive will hate us with a passion for eternity and I cannot blame them. How could we ever make amends for such atrocities?! :cry:

I hope your brother does not disappoint you. He may not be able to handle it though, so try not to hold it against him if he can't face it just yet. He must be good people deep down, you are related! :)

In hopes of peace, someday soon,
v
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GreenPartyVoter Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Mar-05-06 05:53 PM
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235. A-frickin'-men!!!!!!
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Jack_Dawson Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Mar-05-06 05:56 PM
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236. The Pictures are Sickening
Edited on Sun Mar-05-06 05:57 PM by Jack_Dawson
I'm on your side and all, but I really don't need to see those. Bring on the "you're in denial" flames blah blah blah.

:thumbsdown:
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Spazito Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Mar-05-06 06:49 PM
Response to Reply #236
246. Given the warning EXTREMELY GRAPHIC in the header, I am
curious as to why you would open the threat at all. What else could you have expected given the warning?
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Jack_Dawson Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Mar-05-06 07:35 PM
Response to Reply #246
251. Yeah I guess...
Edited on Sun Mar-05-06 07:37 PM by Jack_Dawson
It was still a little over the top. I think your Bible verses in and of themselves drove the point home. One picture might have been the cherry on top. Everything else was just overkill and alienating. My $.02

JD
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Mnemosyne Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Mar-05-06 07:00 PM
Response to Reply #236
248. What part of EXTREMELY GRAPHIC couldn't you understand? n/t
:shrug:
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Canuckistanian Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Mar-05-06 06:03 PM
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239. Great response!
Edited on Sun Mar-05-06 06:04 PM by Canuckistanian
This kind of thing is what we should always use to respond to these ignorant know-nothings.

It's also the thing to do as recommended in this post:

"Violence is the answer"
http://www.democraticunderground.com/discuss/duboard.ph...

:grr:
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Mnemosyne Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Mar-05-06 07:08 PM
Response to Reply #239
250. Thanks for the link Canuckistanian! I agree completely and
replied ready and willing! Let it begin now! Enough bullshit! :grr: :nuke:
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katinmn Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Mar-05-06 07:59 PM
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256. The "Christian" woman had it coming.
Fucking hypocrites. I'm really tired of them and am glad you shut her up.
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silverweb Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Mar-05-06 08:12 PM
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260. Bravo!
That was not a "vicious" e-mail, but it was justifiably angry and ruthlessly truthful.

If you don't mind, I think I'll save your reply to "borrow" if anyone dares send me that original piece of garbage. I don't think I could come up with a better response.
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NoSheep Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Mar-05-06 08:15 PM
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262. Good job. You told the truth. You showed her the truth. She deserved it.
:hug:
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yorkiemommie1 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Mar-05-06 08:43 PM
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267. a masterful job

i am going to save this because sooner or later my dh is going to forward me that same rw email that his loser friends send him.
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bliss_eternal Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Mar-05-06 09:10 PM
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269. Thank you on behalf of a man I met that touched my heart...
...who lost much of his family to our senseless govt.

It started as just a trip to the airport. But the cab driver was different. He was indifferent toward us--he actually looked us in the eye, smiled warmly, shook our hands--he had a vibe about him that I liked. Oh and almost forgot, he was middle eastern.

In the course of our trip, we learned that he lost a big portion of his family to the fact that shrub and company bombed a country that never attacked us (or anyone else) prior to his attacking them. Learning this I felt ill, and started to cry silently in the back seat of the cab. It's even hard to write about it now...

My husband grabbed my hand, seeing I was crying and told the man that we are adamantly against the war--have protested against it, and never voted for this idiot. That were are ashamed to be a part of a country that could take away other's families and children this way. We both apologized to him for his enormous loss.

But you know what? That man was not bitter. Sure, when he spoke of losing family to American attacks, you could hear the hurt and loss in his voice--but again, this man's spirit was so positive, so loving.

I didn't understand, how he wasn't more angry or perhaps how he didn't hate us. I asked him how he could be this way, how could he not hate all Americans. He said because he loves his life, that he simply loves. That love is so much more powerful than hate. Because he loves the opportunities he's afforded by being here. He has his own business, has other drivers that work for him--he can be there for his children. Because the love in his heart could not be destroyed by the ignorance or hatred of people like shrub.

I was so moved by this man, and so upset to meet someone personally affected by the senseless invasion and attack on his country. But our government and what they've taken from him did not shape him. He was happy in spite of it all...Happy, loving, positive and kind. Our time together was brief, but I was so moved by meeting him and the brief time we spent together.

Thank you for speaking truth to the ignorance you were sent by e-mail. Thank you for letting that person know there are faces to the crimes of our government--human beings that were hurt and who lost their loved ones. It may not make any difference to someone like that, but you never know.

Oh, and I pm'd you--hope that's ok. :hi:
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Mnemosyne Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Mar-05-06 09:25 PM
Response to Reply #269
274. Oh bliss, my goodness, I cannot tell you
how much your experience has touched my heart. :cry:

He does deserve a face and I only hope I have shown him even a small bit of respect in sharing the faces with those that don't want to see what is being done to his family and friends, his people.

I shall remember your story of this man forever and try to emulate the love he holds in his heart. What a beautiful soul! :)

Thank you so much for sharing it with all of us here. That beautiful man shames us all with such love. :cry:

Thank you again for sharing bliss. :hug:

In hopes of peace,
v

PM anytime. I replied already.

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bliss_eternal Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Mar-05-06 09:34 PM
Response to Reply #274
277. It was so serendipitous...
:hug: :pals: I needed to see that man, and meet him. I was bitching and moaning, sad and depressed that day about whatever was going on in the country at that time. Then, to meet him--wow. He's lost his family to a senseless war and he still found it in his heart to smile, be happy and kind toward my husband and I...

He saw the tears in my eyes when we got out of the cab, he hugged me so tight. He told me to not be sad or to allow it to get me down...Such a man. :cry:

Thank you for your kind words. :hi:
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Mnemosyne Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Mar-05-06 10:50 PM
Response to Reply #277
297. Anytime sister of my heart, anytime.
:hug: :pals: :hi:

I had a homeless friend somewhat like that dear man once. Wouldn't come home with me, too mentally ill, but loved so much. :cry:
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Neil Lisst Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Mar-05-06 09:14 PM
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271. In an AGE of REASON, you'd be fine, but we're not in an Age of Reason
I'm sure you've already been tagged in some fashion.

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Mnemosyne Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Mar-05-06 09:30 PM
Response to Reply #271
276. Hi Neil! Yeah, they tagged my "permanent" record back
in 5th grade when I did that report on Mussolini! I went on to check out Marx, Mao, etc, starting in 6th grade from the library, so they pegged me long ago. Then I called the Rainbow girls and Eastern Stars bigots in 7th grade when I quit and that probably didn't help either. :evilgrin:

:hi:
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Neil Lisst Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Mar-05-06 10:18 PM
Response to Reply #276
290. I've no doubt they read these boards daily
and sample from the links given

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Mnemosyne Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Mar-05-06 10:56 PM
Response to Reply #290
298. Well, in case they do,
Fuck you and your lies George W. Bush and Dickless cheney. Fuck you too Rummy and Condysleezy. And all the rest of you POS neocon assholes that cause such suffering and destruction.

You are the scum of the Earth. You are war criminals. You should be in the Hague being tried more than Saddam even.

Thanks for listening Neil! :hi:

I feel a bit better now! :evilgrin:

I'm going to bed. Nite.
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NewJeffCT Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Mar-05-06 09:45 PM
Response to Reply #271
283. all the regulars on DU have probably been tagged
somebody is collecting a file on all of us somewhere...I'm not a conspiracy theory person in general, but of that I have no doubt.
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Swamp Rat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Mar-05-06 10:00 PM
Response to Reply #283
286. Yep, welcome to the Brave New World
:hi:

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Maestro Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Mar-05-06 09:19 PM
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272. Don't be ashamed just stay mad.
We need to refute this crap every chance we get. I have a freeper uncle that sends me crap like this. In fact, I already had received this one. You did well even if the photos turn my stomach. But I suppose that is the difference between us and them.
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Mnemosyne Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Mar-05-06 09:35 PM
Response to Reply #272
278. As a friend used to say Maestro, "shit fire and save matches!"
I am not going to get over it anymore. The photos horrify me.

Enough is just enough. The nightmare has to end for those suffering and we are the only ones that have even half a chance of stopping the evil pricks. :grr:

It's really bad when a gentle soul turns to such shock and awe tactics, but if it takes this kind of effort, I will do it!

:hi:
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rpgamerd00d Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Mar-05-06 09:21 PM
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273. Good job. -nt
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Mnemosyne Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Mar-05-06 09:36 PM
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279. Thanks. n/t
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Redstone Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Mar-05-06 09:26 PM
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275. You did well.
Redstone
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Mnemosyne Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Mar-05-06 09:37 PM
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280. Thank you Redstone. I tried. n/t
Edited on Sun Mar-05-06 09:37 PM by vickiss
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ChiciB1 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Mar-05-06 09:45 PM
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282. Just Don't Open Your Door To Anyone You Don't Know!
Superb montage and edits!

Most unfortunate that it takes this to make some people stand up and notice what's really going on!

To those "patriotic neo-cons" SHAME, SHAME, SHAME! Have you no dignity! Of course you don't! Lining your pockets and profiteering makes your hearts go THUMP!

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Mnemosyne Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Mar-05-06 11:01 PM
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301. I will be careful ChiciB1. Luckily I am on a small side street
near a busy highway. Anyone strange around get noticed by my nosy neighbor lady that thinks she owns our short street!

Thank you! :hi:
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ChiciB1 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Mar-06-06 12:26 PM
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346. No, Thank You... I Had To Email This To Many Of My Friends!
But do take care! You live in the state where I was born, however I left when I was 3. Someday, I want to come back and check the place out. Been to D.C. many times, and once got to Chambersburg, PA for a couple of hours. It's a beautiful state!

Down here in Florida, we don't even have HILLS!
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Mnemosyne Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Mar-06-06 01:07 PM
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350. It is beautiful here in Pa, but I live in NW Pa, and it is
fairly redneck and racist I am sad to say. :(

I hope your friends can use the email to slam some points home with reich-wing xtian humorist emails that come their way.

Solidarity! :patriot:
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walldude Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Mar-05-06 10:08 PM
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288. Not like you needed it but.... Nominated
Great response to an e-mail only Hannibal Lecter could find amusing. I can only imagine the mind that would find this "just tooooooo funny to keep to myself". I really love some of the things they think are so terrific, Television, Wal-Mart, Home Depot, Golf? Your response was totally appropriate, and sometimes people like that need to see images like those to shock them into reality. And sometimes, even thats not enough....
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Mnemosyne Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Mar-05-06 11:04 PM
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302. Thank you walldude! I still haven't gotten any response, but
as you say sometimes even "that's not enough" for some people, especially ones with the Hannibal Lecter sense of humors.

I keep hoping though. :hi:
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savemefromdumbya Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Mar-05-06 10:58 PM
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299. perhaps we should put up a few billboards around town with the photos
can you imagine these pictures on billboards in subway stations, roadsides! caption Look what you did Bush....this what happens if you do a war because you want to, not because you have to!
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Mnemosyne Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Mar-06-06 06:42 AM
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317. I have thought before that if I had the money
I would put up billboards asking the pro-backalley abortion people to adopt these children.

Ask the pro-* people if they like looking at what their *hero* has wrought. If I were a wealthy woman...

I am so tired of the hatred and chosen ignorance at the expense of others suffering. :cry:

We have to end it. Each small act will join together. Everything matters.

:hi:
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savemefromdumbya Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Mar-06-06 12:36 PM
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348. We are lucky there are some decent people left in this country
America is fortunate that there is an a decent and intellectual part of the public that can question Bush's wrongdoings!
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Mnemosyne Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Mar-06-06 01:09 PM
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351. * may have only disdain for anyone that actually thinks, but they
are the ones we need to save this country.

Solidarity! :patriot:
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savemefromdumbya Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Mar-06-06 01:17 PM
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355. Viva la revolution!
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noahmijo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Mar-05-06 11:08 PM
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303. Problem is Iraqis are just brown people so it won't affect her beyond
the graphic photos.

She'll just turn away in disgust at the gore factor but won't have the same effect as it would if say it was white little babies from suburban colorado.

It's people like her that make me PROUD that I do not call myself a Christian.
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Mnemosyne Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Mar-06-06 06:43 AM
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318. If it causes her a moments discomfort, it was well worth it! n/t
:hi:
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cry baby Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Mar-05-06 11:46 PM
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304. vickiss, I read your powerful OP earlier this afternoon...
and I haven't been able to get it off my mind. I have also been crying most of the afternoon. Your courage has inspired me and your words have reminded me of what we are fighting for and fighting against.

Although I am Christian, I am not very "churchy". I believe in my heart that many Christians have forgotten that they are supposed to follow Christ. I pray for Christians that have hardened their hearts to the words and images in your post. I will try to follow your example and not be afraid to speak out for peace and kindness.
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Mnemosyne Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Mar-06-06 06:49 AM
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319. cry baby, church is a building. Being Christian comes from
your heart. :hug:

Actions speak louder than words. Going to church on Sunday and patting oneself on the back for it the rest of the week is a hypocrite without compassion in ones heart.

You are living/doing what you believe. That is a Christian.

Thank you! Be brave, it's not easy to cause others to feel uncomfortable. You won't be popular, but it will satisfy your soul.

:hi:
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ComerPerro Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Mar-05-06 11:51 PM
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305. Don't so-called Christians believe that about half of those things are bad
there is not much difference between a Christian fundie and a Muslim fundie.

Hardly any difference at all...
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Mnemosyne Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Mar-06-06 06:51 AM
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320. I thought they did ComerPerro, but I think it's pick and choose
anymore. That's why I chose to include the Beatitudes, the verses they seem to have missed. :evilgrin:
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autorank Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Mar-06-06 12:28 AM
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306. I'm 99...good for you. And thank God for "Matthew" RECOMMENDED!
That's a wonderful selection you chose. If you get any more hate mail, just start referencing the "Gospel of Thomas" or other Nag Hammadi gospels. That will lead to immediate meltdown ;)

http://www.webcom.com/gnosis/naghamm/gosthom.html

Outstanding! There is more truth about Iraq here than I've seen in the US press the entire length of the war. Leave it to you to leave CM in the dust.

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Mnemosyne Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Mar-06-06 06:57 AM
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322. Thanks autorank! That means so much coming
from you. :hug:

I have books on the Nag Hammadi gospels. The Dead Sea Scrolls are fascinating! I would love to know what was lost in the cooking fire! Thanks for the link.

I've read the Gnostic Gospels a couple of times, though I need notes to remember all I've read. Brain overload over the years has caused me forget too much!

:hi:
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arcane1 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Mar-06-06 01:05 AM
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307. Best. Response. EVER!
:toast: :headbang: :yourock:
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Mnemosyne Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Mar-06-06 06:59 AM
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323. Thanks arcane. I just went with my heart.
And I'm tired of it breaking each day. :cry: :grr:

:hi:
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arcane1 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Mar-06-06 12:59 PM
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349. indeed! The heart is the best weapon against the heartless
:toast:
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Mnemosyne Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Mar-06-06 01:11 PM
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353. To those with hearts rather than
having their heads up their asses! :toast:

Solidarity! :patriot:
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arcane1 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Mar-06-06 01:22 PM
Response to Reply #353
356. lmao, exactly!
:toast: :grouphug: :toast:
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NMMNG Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Mar-06-06 02:22 AM
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308. I can't believe the hateful sort of person that would send the "Christian"
e-mail your friend got. I've seen many of those things but that is the most bizarre and horrible I've seen yet.


Your response, while overwhelming, was perfect. It might just open some eyes to reality and stop those jerks from making this all some big joke.
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Mnemosyne Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Mar-06-06 07:02 AM
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324. I equate chosen ignorance with hate also Buffy!
It has to stop now.

Hopefully my email did at least make her hesitate for just a moment and actually think. It could happen! :)

:hi:
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Tsiyu Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Mar-06-06 02:30 AM
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309. I love you
This is what we must do to "win hearts and minds," People.

Send this to every Rightie you know and keep it up. Post those pictures at the grocery store and on telephone polls and the bus and on your websites.

I am so proud of you, vickiss, I could spit! :headbang:

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Mnemosyne Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Mar-06-06 07:15 AM
Response to Reply #309
327. Just be careful where you spit buddy, I hear it's against the
law! lol

Thanks for the kind words. :hi:

I am sending out photos to the fundy churches. Let them see what they have wrought. The madness has to end. If they get offended too bad. I'm offended to see innocent children and adults suffering and killed in our name!

Shock and Awe is what they understand and respect. Let's show them! :evilgrin:

I already do a bit of stealth work leaving printouts of war crimes on store shelves and restrooms. May as well get louder.

What can they do to me? Send me to camp?! :rofl:
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timtom Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Mar-06-06 03:43 AM
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311. Oh my God!!
This is probably the most appropriate response ever! I am proud of you, vickiss! You told the absolute truth, and you did it with a strength I can only hope for.

The original email is so hate-filled---so revealing!

I am a Christian, by the way. I don't know anyone in my church who would even think like that. That's why I go to that church.

I am deeply ashamed of my country for allowing this sort of hatred to have risen to the level of acceptability that it has.

Once again, kudos for your strong repudiation of evil!
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Mnemosyne Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Mar-06-06 07:22 AM
Response to Reply #311
328. I am normally not brutal in any way by nature nathan hale,
but sometimes enough is enough. If it's what it takes...

Thank you for the kind words. I find much courage knowing there are people out there like you, the other DU'ers, and more that give a damn and are willing to do whatever it takes to end this madness being perpetrated in our names.

I'm glad you have found a great church. I wish more were so true to Christ's teachings. He would be so disappointed in most I am sure. :(

:hi:
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Wetzelbill Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Mar-06-06 03:44 AM
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312. that was tough to read
those pics are harsh. No matter how many times a person sees those images it's awful. I would say you lost your temper and did what you felt you had to do. I've done similar things. It just gets old having to deal with people saying stupid shit in emails. Hateful stuff too. I can't say I disagree with you at all for expressing yourself this way.
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Mnemosyne Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Mar-06-06 07:25 AM
Response to Reply #312
329. I've had it with chosen ignorance Wetzelbill.
And I did the only thing I knew how to try to enlighten an ignorant woman.

Maybe it was too brutal, I don't know. But if it causes her a moments discomfort or a second thought before she spews her garbage again, it was well worth it.

:hi:
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Wetzelbill Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Mar-06-06 11:18 AM
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343. I'd have to say so
truth isn't always a pretty thing. Sometimes you have to do what you have to do. :)
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Mnemosyne Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Mar-06-06 01:13 PM
Response to Reply #343
354. Amen to that. But damn, I hate being forced into
such action. :grr:

Solidarity! :patriot:
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Wetzelbill Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Mar-07-06 08:36 AM
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370. definitely
A few times one of my best friends and I had some email wars and I had to get pretty vicious on him. He practically forced me to do so. He used to be in the military, is heavily indoctrined and Clinton-hating beyond any legit critique. He hates BC for stuff that Republicans did, lol. It's weird. Nowadays he doesn't mess with me though. I would deconstruct every statement he made and prove it wrong. It got ugly a few times. No doubt that blind ignorance and hatefulness warrants a response, often a pretty harsh one at that. :)
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Mnemosyne Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Mar-07-06 11:04 AM
Response to Reply #370
371. I had a mini civil war going during selection 2004 with
an old friend from Al. It broke by heart, but the ignorant, blind following was unbearable!
Now it's very small talk. Nothing of any substance. :( I am terrible at small talk.

Solidarity! :patriot: :hi:
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Wetzelbill Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Mar-07-06 11:29 AM
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372. ha! I had a few of those
Amazing how people you have known for a while are like that. They just seem to pop out of the woodwork.

Yes, Solidarity! :patriot:
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donheld Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Mar-06-06 04:30 AM
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313. Sadly, brutal messages may be all these folks will understand
Great response. See you in camp :hi:
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Mnemosyne Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Mar-06-06 07:26 AM
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331. Unfortunately, I have to agree donheld.
Thanks!

See you there! :hi:
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Name removed Donating Member (0 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Mar-06-06 05:53 AM
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Bridget Burke Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Mar-06-06 06:38 AM
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316. How many Democratic politicians have used these tactics?
None that I know of.

I would probably have replied to the idiotic e-mail with a point-by-point refutation of its lies about Islam. Also, the writer of the idiotic memo is the one who discovered the "funny side" of suicide bombing. Forgive me if I don't laugh along.

I don't think that anything makes suicide bombing OK. But the pictures show that our side is not all that innocent. Far worse things than bare titties have happened under Your President's watch.

You are the one who lacks understanding.
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Texacrat Donating Member (286 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Mar-06-06 02:57 PM
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368. What the hell does the suicide bombings in Israel over the 1990s ...
have to do with the war in Iraq? The concept of suicide bombings itself has nothing to do with any United States administration.

Now, the Invasion of Iraq is a cause of the Civil War in Iraq which has killed 100,000 people, but the terrorist attacks in Israel, Europe, and America have nothing to do with some woman flashing her breasts (The author posted that picture there). And frankly, I think for many sane Americans, humor is a better way to deal with terrorism than war.
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seabeyond Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Mar-06-06 06:55 AM
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321. i would think you are purposely being obtuse
Edited on Mon Mar-06-06 06:57 AM by seabeyond
if you dont think the way we have handled iraq isnt exactly creating those terrorists then you are in denial. the flashing of the boobs is the very least in all the pictures yet it is the one picture you grab to make your point. do tell what your agenda is. the rest of the pictures are a clear explanation of how we are creating generation after generation of terrorist bombers. to ignore the creation of these extremist certainly isnt a way to find a solution to the problem. and humor without understanding of events isnt going to help us to come to an understanding either. if we are not capable of even looking at reality, then we will continue on this road. i prefer not to blindly create mess out of ignorance. what say you
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Name removed Donating Member (0 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Mar-06-06 07:11 AM
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Flubadubya Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Mar-06-06 07:25 AM
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330. I have been following your posts since you came on this board...
I'm not "calling you out" or anything, but my suspicions deepen. Sorry, but your disabled profile and "odd" comments have given me pause... on numerous occasions. :eyes:
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Mnemosyne Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Mar-06-06 07:32 AM
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334. I agreed that what the suicide bombers do is horribly wrong.
Why do you find it alright to condone humor based on others grief and suffering? :shrug:

If they did the same to my family, I could react the same way. So could any one of us. Until you are in that position you have no right to judge.

Their methods are insane, but horrible grief and sorrow can snap the mind. Grow some compassion and empathy would you? I do not condone the suicide bombers, I only understand their pain.
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Name removed Donating Member (0 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Mar-06-06 08:28 AM
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Lochloosa Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Mar-06-06 06:24 AM
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315. K/R
Front page!
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Mnemosyne Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Mar-06-06 02:10 PM
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359. Thanks Lochloosa. n/t
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goddess40 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Mar-06-06 07:31 AM
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333. WOW!!!
Great reply, luckily no one sends me the crap that prompted your response. They no there is no swaying my from my anti-invasion stance.
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Mnemosyne Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Mar-06-06 02:13 PM
Response to Reply #333
360. She sent to it my friend that is too kind to tell
her to stop it. It upsets him, he is a very nice man, but very passive. I warned him I would be sending her a surprise one of these days.

I even surprised myself when I finished it.

If anyone sends you any crap again, pass it on! :hi:

Solidarity! :patriot:
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stop the bleeding Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Mar-06-06 08:04 AM
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339. Thank you - I love truth when it smacks people in the face
nominated
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Mnemosyne Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Mar-06-06 02:15 PM
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361. Truth is the most powerful weapon we have! Solidarity!
:patriot: :hi:
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Clara T Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Mar-06-06 09:39 AM
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342. Anger is a virtue
those are the words of Thomas Aquinas.

You did the right thing and more of these horrific images need to be in the public arena for all the anaesthetized SUV drivers to see.

Americans are so damn sheltered and numbed out. And Glib about it all.
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Mnemosyne Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Mar-06-06 02:22 PM
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362. If I had money and access to billboards Clara these people would be trying
to explain these images to their children. That may seem harsh, but the children the US is mutilating and massacring each day, and in the future, with the poisons they use in the weapons, have no recourse. No where to run and hide to escape.

Why should our children be protected from just the images when those children can't escape the reality?! :grr: My heart breaks more each day.

I do like Aquinas, very wise man.

Solidarity! :patriot:
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GOPFighter Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Mar-06-06 11:57 AM
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345. Standing O!
I wish I could have been there when she read your email! She's probably in the ICU right now gasping for breath. Thank you for cluster bombing that sick human being.

Ever thought about running for Congress??!
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Mnemosyne Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Mar-06-06 02:30 PM
Response to Reply #345
363. LOL, I considered trying to take Phil English's seat in Pa. 3rd, but
I'm a middle-aged disabled toker (pain) from way back with not the right kind of skeletons in my closet!

I would love to do some good in Congress, but they only want people that fit into society. I'm odd woman out.

But what a nice compliment! Thank you! :hi:

I hope she at least lost her lunch and thinks before she emails such trash again. She doesn't know where it came from so she really may think twice. :)

Solidarity! :patriot:
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ContraBass Black Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Mar-06-06 01:11 PM
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352. The worst part is that there are Bible verses in that crap she sent you.
:barf:
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Mnemosyne Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Mar-06-06 02:34 PM
Response to Reply #352
364. No, the verses are what I sent her. The Beatitudes.
Blessed are..

They are the ones the reich-wing Xtians ignore, so I had to educate her on the best verses. :evilgrin:

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ContraBass Black Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Mar-06-06 02:35 PM
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365. Ah, I see.
I'm going to keep throwing up anyway.
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ArmchairMeme Donating Member (390 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Mar-06-06 01:28 PM
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357. The Golden Rule
Where does a Christian learn to believe that the important aspects of their religion is
television, cheerleaders, baseball, football, hockey, golf, tailgate parties, Wal-Mart, Home Depot, pork BBQ, hot dogs, burgers, chocolate chip cookies, lobster, shellfish or even frozen fish sticks, gumbo, jambalaya, Beer, Wine?

No mention of God,

No loving compassion,

No revence,

No idols,

No prayer,

No mercy,

No understanding acceptance of those different from us,

No knowledge of the Bible.

The professed Christian in this first email has a lot to learn about their own religion.

Peace be with you,
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Mnemosyne Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Mar-06-06 02:38 PM
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366. That is why I felt it important to include the Beatitudes in the email
Edited on Mon Mar-06-06 02:39 PM by vickiss
I sent her. I'm glad you agree ArmchairMeme!

I try to live the Golden Rule. It would make this such a better world. Sigh, if only. I hope I didn't break it too badly with this email, but enough was enough.

Welcome to DU! :hi:

Peace be with you also.
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renate Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Mar-06-06 03:00 PM
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369. THANK YOU!!!
You are absolutely right! Christians-in-name-only drive me straight up the wall when they pose like this.

No mention of love or compassion, just burgers and Wal-Mart... what a vacant life she must lead.

Welcome to DU!
:hi:
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The Stranger Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Mar-06-06 01:36 PM
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358. Christian Fundamentalism is White Supremacy warmed over.
Connect the dots -- they are everywhere.
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Mnemosyne Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Mar-06-06 02:40 PM
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367. I did and the dots had me seeing red! n/t
:hi:
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