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swag Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat May-08-10 06:08 PM
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Dan Barker faces down Fox moron on 'National Day of Prayer'
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lumpy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat May-08-10 06:17 PM
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1. Barker could not have made it any more clear that this nation
will not endorse any religion inspite of those who would want us all to bow down to the 'Christian' faith.
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safeinOhio Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat May-08-10 06:18 PM
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2. The problem with the idiots that want this to be
a Christian nation is the next logical step to make sure it becomes the correct Christian type nation. Mr. Barker hit the nail on the head.
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Ishoutandscream2 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat May-08-10 06:20 PM
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3. The interviewer is a moron
He made absolutely no sense. Watching the "talking heads" on Faux can be so painful.
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stopbush Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun May-09-10 12:06 PM
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17. Notice his whiny "it's been around for 56 years, golly, gee, why can't we just
keep doing it? No one's complained in all this time" bullshit.

Yep, and slavery was around for a long time as well.

What a maroon.
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Enthusiast Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat May-08-10 06:21 PM
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4. Well said, Dan!
And what is so damn hard to understand?

These religious zealots won't even consider the words of Matthew 6:6

But thou, when thou prayest, enter into thy closet, and when thou hast shut thy door, pray to thy Father which is in secret; and thy Father which seeth in secret shall reward thee openly.
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longship Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat May-08-10 06:27 PM
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5. Idiot Faux can't even get FFRF correct.
Subtitle says: "Freedom for Religion Foundation"

Freaking idiots! It's "Freedom From Religion Foundation"

:kick:ed and recommended.
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rhett o rick Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat May-08-10 08:00 PM
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7. I picked up on that also. It's funny when guests tell the interviewer that they got it wrong.
Common on Faux News.
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underpants Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun May-09-10 08:32 AM
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15. The funniest part was Barker repeating "freedom" over and over and over
he clearly knows that that word is both a space filler to kill air time and a trigger word for Fox News (talk radio) viewers- they only catch bits and pieces and his saying that over and over and over was brilliant.
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handmade34 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat May-08-10 06:31 PM
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6. excellent! n/t
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eleny Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat May-08-10 08:13 PM
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8. Don Barker came across as thoughtful, sober and rational
It was a delight to watch this interview. Thx.
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dotymed Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat May-08-10 08:45 PM
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9. As a Christian
I think Barker did an excellent job on expounding on, the reasoned out, non religious nature of American government, as it is intended to be.

:applause:
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stlsaxman Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat May-08-10 09:26 PM
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10. That was so good i'm gonna watch it again!
:headbang:
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TxVietVet Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat May-08-10 09:45 PM
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11. Hooray for Dan Barker!
A very intelligent man who politely corrected the conservanazi stooge. Faux Noise should be getting better attack dogs.
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AusDem Donating Member (219 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat May-08-10 11:07 PM
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12. why are all fox hosts so Stoopid?
really, i mean if as a news anchor you're going to ask legitimate questions of a guest who so obviously knows what they are talking about, then you'd want to know the difference between the declaration of independence and constitution, that christmas was originally a pagan holiday, and most importantly, what the ruling made by the judge actually says.

the lack of journalistic standards is sickening.
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karmkay Donating Member (88 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun May-09-10 07:02 AM
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13. Who is the interviewer?
He looks very familiar. His stupidity is laughable and his hurried moving-right-along after Barker said "You made a mistake," exposes him for the ignoramus he so obviously is. Barker's point is clearly and eloquently made. It seems to me inarguable, but then again, I agree with him completely. This jerk's attempts to argue are pathetic, and he seems to know it.
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underpants Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun May-09-10 08:30 AM
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14. He is just reading a script. RW talking points and doesn't understand that they are opinion
They could have a stuffed chair sitting there with cue cards it would be the same.
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pretzel4gore Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun May-09-10 01:48 PM
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19. they're rightwingers. and RW=stoopid
nt
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AlbertCat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun May-09-10 09:24 AM
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16. The Government has to hold their hand to pray?... on 1 day a year?
Exactly!

Can't religionists of all stripes pray any day they want? Does not having a National Day of Prayer stop anyone from praying? Is anyone on any day being prevented from congregating in large groups if they want and praying?

Of course not.

This is merely giving special treatment to the groups that think praying is something worthwhile. The Constitution specifically prohibits that. And the religionists are a "special interest group"...getting special treatment.

I'll compromise though. Don't want to be rigid and unfeeling. That "special interest group" can have their day if another "special interest group" can also get something...like Gay Marriage, and the right to serve openly in the military.

Or how about, "Smoke a Doobie" day?
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stopbush Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun May-09-10 12:11 PM
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18. I don't like your compromise. The rights of gays are currently being withheld
based SOLELY on religious beliefs of the people who run this country. To allow an unconstitutional Day of Prayer to gain rights for gays is to capitulate for all the wrong reasons.

Better to knock down the unconstitutional DoP without compromise. Doing so moves our country closer to its secular roots, which makes gays rights more achievable in the near term.
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gristy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun May-09-10 01:56 PM
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20. Wow. Just wow. Dan Barker - 30 -- Fox News Talking Head - 0
What a take-down. Mr. Barker was just terrific.
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abq e streeter Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun May-09-10 02:06 PM
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21. A bit redundant :" Fox" and "moron"
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