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Philosoraptor Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jul-29-08 04:40 AM
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Are repubs more inclined to shoot those they disagree with than liberals?
I know, it's a weird question.
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Radical Activist Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jul-29-08 04:48 AM
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1. Yes. Absolutely.
The most common terrorist attacks in America are by the pro-life movement.

Most of the left today embraces non-violence as a core value. The right craves war, guns and anger.
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Philosoraptor Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jul-29-08 04:52 AM
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2. Women's clinic shooters, timmy mcveigh, g.w. bush, kill, kill, kill.
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Radical Activist Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jul-29-08 04:55 AM
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3. The war in Iraq, militia movement, KKK, Hitler
violence and hate are a basic part of conservative extremism. Its only a matter of degree.
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old mark Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jul-29-08 05:15 AM
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4. All the more reason for liberals to own guns.
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geckosfeet Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jul-29-08 05:19 AM
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6. You forgot the sarcasm smiley. Some people might take you seriously.
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Philosoraptor Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jul-29-08 05:22 AM
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7. I've been packing for 30 years & never shot anyone I hate.
Thought about it a lot....
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geckosfeet Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jul-29-08 05:46 AM
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9. I haven't been packing for 52 years and I can say the same thing.
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benEzra Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jul-29-08 09:02 PM
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17. Half of U.S. gun owners are Dems and indies.
He wasn't being sarcastic, I hope. Self-defense is a fundamental human right.

Lots of us own guns. We'll keep them, thanks. :)

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geckosfeet Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-30-08 05:27 PM
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18. Guns are not mandatory for self defense in 2008. The law says fine,
the mind says you must be kidding.
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benEzra Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-30-08 06:32 PM
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23. Mandatory, no. An option for those with clean records who are competent with them, yes.
A lot of us choose to own guns; I respect your choice not to own them, but my wife and I do choose to own them, we are highly competent with them, and I value the right to choose on the issue.

I've posted the following poll before, but I believe it is apropos here:

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geckosfeet Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-30-08 07:11 PM
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24. Very nice poll. Verry nice. I respect your right to own a gun. Just don't rub my nose in it.
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benEzra Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-31-08 02:33 PM
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25. No problem. I respect your right not to own them, and not to like them. (n/t)
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barbtries Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jul-29-08 05:19 AM
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5. well, yes
they're the warmongers. they're also more likely to bomb those whose resources they covet.
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VOX Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jul-29-08 05:36 AM
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8. They are more rigid, less accepting, less forgiving, and tend to blame others for their misfortune.
To answer in a word: Yes.

And the farther rightward one moves on the political spectrum, one begins to encounter individuals who believe, quite literally, that God is on their side, and that liberals are Godless heathens -- homosexuals, fornicators, atheists, secular humanists, and Darwin-worshipers (my wife was once accused of that -- some woman got outraged at the Darwin fish on my wife's car, and started in on a rant about "worshiping that Darwin" and "he ain't the King," etc. -- just insane stuff).

When you reach that volatile mix of sheer ignorance blended with religious zeal, and throw in a heavy dose of nationalism -- that's a highly unstable and combustible formula.

Frankly, and very sadly, I'm not surprised about the Tennessee shooting.
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Edweird Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jul-29-08 06:05 AM
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10. it certainly seems that way, but I *have* found many RW'ers to be sniveling cowards
that talk -A LOT- but do little on the whole. Fundie nutbags seem to be the exception to this, their zealotry knows no limitation. They are the ones committing the violence. But your everyday run-of-the-mill rushbot is probably a blowhard pussy. The guy in TN was (I suspect) there because of some connection that church had with his ex-wife. He was -to me anyway- some unbalanced nutjob, not the first volley in some new political war.
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alphafemale Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jul-29-08 06:12 AM
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11. Yes. But it is also satisfying when a repug bully gets their ass handed to them when they assume...
Liberal = Weeny.

Self Defense can be a very gratifying thing.
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Jim__ Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jul-29-08 07:37 AM
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12. As long as the people they disagree with are unarmed, yes. - n/t
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melody Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jul-29-08 07:41 AM
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13. They are simple-minded emotional children
They strike out with violence because they don't have the education or natural intellect to think through their "irrationalism" and they don't have a rational vocabulary with which to express themselves
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Philosoraptor Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jul-29-08 05:52 PM
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BlooInBloo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jul-29-08 05:55 PM
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15. Hell, they're more inclined to shoot those with whom they *AGREE* as well....
They're just more inclined to shoot.
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G_j Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jul-29-08 05:57 PM
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16. I was gonna say the same thing
true dat
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cobalt1999 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-30-08 05:33 PM
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19. I'd say the insane are more inclined to shoot those they disagree with.
The insane are more likely to feel persecuted, combined with all the right-wing radio & TV telling the insane person that liberals are evil and the cause of all troubles.
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onethatcares Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-30-08 05:39 PM
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20. especially when they've lost thier jobs and realize they don't have a
social net to fall back upon, because you are supposed to either make it or die trying. When you can't afford the new car, the nail jobs, the mcmansion, things can look pretty bleak. The only ones to blame are those damn brown, black, gay, liberal people that started the whole thing.
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slackmaster Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-30-08 05:41 PM
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21. Probably so, but a large majority of them are not inclined to shoot someone for that
:shrug:
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EFerrari Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-30-08 05:41 PM
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22. I don't remember a left wing terrorist that went nuts in public.
Who am I forgetting?
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