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jmondine Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Aug-08-09 12:32 AM
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A question for the deathers: Since when has the LEFT been against folks "non-productive in society"?
Weren't we supposed to be all about "Welfare Moms" living in luxury on the government dime? Wanting to give the "lazy" homeless folks a leg up? Trying to allow "deadbeats" who can't pay their mortgages to keep their ill-gotten homes?

Remember this quote? "If you don't want to get off of your blessed assurance and go to work, STARVE! I don't care! STARVE! I don't feel sorry for you! GO TO WORK!"

That was your own pastor, John Hagee; a man so far to the right that John McCain rejected his endorsement.

Want to see someone who judges people solely on their "productiveness"? Look in the mirror.
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fishwax Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Aug-08-09 12:38 AM
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1. .
:shrug:
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tavalon Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Aug-08-09 02:57 AM
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2. Hammer, meet nail. Hit hard and well
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jmondine Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Aug-08-09 03:28 AM
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3. It is such a blatant case of projection, is it not?
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tavalon Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Aug-08-09 05:10 AM
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4. That really seems to be all they have left
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tavalon Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Aug-08-09 06:04 AM
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5. I knew John Hagee's name sounded familiar!
I used to drive by his Cornerstone megachurch in San Antonio all the time. Gosh, I don't miss San Antonio one bit.
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Cirque du So-What Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Aug-08-09 07:37 AM
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6. No major metro area is free from fundie infestation
I drive by Rod Parsley's World Harvest Church in suburban Columbus, OH, on a regular basis.

K & R for the morning crew. The observation in the OP is just too ironic to allow its disappearance into oblivion.
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wildflower Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Aug-08-09 07:49 AM
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7. I really don't understand what you're saying in this post
Hagee is our own pastor?
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Cirque du So-What Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Aug-08-09 09:13 AM
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10. The OP is addressed to wingnuts
It uses their own talking points against them.

They say that we reward nonproductivity, yet they want to accuse us of trying to kill off nonproductive people; they can't have it both ways.

John Hagee is certainly not the pastor of anyone on the left, as far as I know; he is held up as an example of the sociopaths who inhabit the right wing. His misanthropic views are more representative of the right than the left, and that's the point the OP is trying to make.
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wildflower Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Aug-08-09 11:09 AM
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11. Oh! I get it now. Sorry about that...
:hi:
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jmondine Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Aug-08-09 06:03 PM
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13. Hey, no problem
If I had a nickel for every time something escapes me on DU, I'd be campaigning for health care to raise my own taxes!
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Echo In Light Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Aug-08-09 07:54 AM
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8. The Right adopted the "Family Values, Inc" motif precisely b/c they DON'T embody it
Projection, euphemism, Orwellian discourse. The Left represents The People, and is therefore more so aligned w/humanity's needs.
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Iris Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Aug-08-09 07:55 AM
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9. No kidding. I'll never forget the "non-productive eater" post on free republic
it was used to describe women over a certain age who had not born a child.
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juno jones Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Aug-08-09 12:24 PM
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12. K&R! n/t
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