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G_j Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Aug-08-09 02:42 AM
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I go to city council meetings now and then, if someone repeatedly yells,
there are considered disruptive, and are asked to leave
seems pretty common sense to me.
I've seen people come dressed as clowns, and get up and speak in their turn.

people can make their statements, or ask their questions in a civilized manner.

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Juche Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Aug-08-09 02:51 AM
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1. The expressed goal is to disrupt
I don't have the memo onhand, but the memo that was being used to organize these protests said not to engage in intelligent debate, but to shout down and intimidate politicians. The goal is not debate, it is an attempt by scared health insurance companies and scared conservatives working together to intimidate the opposition. It has nothing to do with reasoned debate, they go to these meetings with the intent of being disruptive.
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G_j Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Aug-08-09 02:54 AM
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2. exactly why, they should be shown the door. nt
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ejpoeta Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Aug-08-09 06:44 AM
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3. well of course they don't want intelligent debate... imagine if these folks went to these meetings
and had concerns (as anyone would have) and questions.. and something made sense to them and they got what this really is about... then they may support it. These organizing forces do NOT want these people in any way who are going to these meetings to actually find out what they are fighting against. The sad thing for these folks is, if they succeed... someday when they lose their insurance and can't get the treatment they may need, they may finally see what we had the chance to do and that they had a part in ruining their own chance at healthcare and they were duped.
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misternormal Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Aug-08-09 06:47 AM
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4. If the disruptors lose their insurance...
They will just blame Obama, as usual... :headbang:
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G_j Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Aug-08-09 08:33 AM
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5. sadly, I doubt they'll ever get it nt
Edited on Sat Aug-08-09 08:33 AM by G_j
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