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kentuck Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Aug-08-09 11:16 AM
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Some of these old farts have been angry since Nixon...
Then, they blamed the failure of our illegal war in Vietnam on Jane Fonda. She is the reason we lost. They still believe that even today. They never blamed Nixon for anything.

They are still angry today. Barack Obama is just another reincarnation of Jane Fonda. He is a "socialist" that hates the country. That is why they are screaming. Health care reform is really not that important to most of them. They hate the liberals. They hate the Democrats. It doesn't matter what the Democrats are for, they are against it.

Their anger has now turned to hatred. And there is no cure in any health care reform for the hatred they are now exhibiting. The only cure is euthanasia. And they are even against that... :-)
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hobbit709 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Aug-08-09 11:18 AM
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1. Sooner or later they'll all blow a gasket.
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FatDave Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Aug-08-09 01:16 PM
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13. Or a federal building.
Never forget who the domestic terrorists really are.
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Joanne98 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Aug-08-09 11:24 AM
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2. Bitter deadenders!
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dmosh42 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Aug-08-09 11:30 AM
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3. Being one of the 'old farts', I can tell you....
They are angry because of their "dumbness". I lived for 13 yrs in Florida among many retirees, and many of the dumbest were the ex-union members who were able to retire because of the unions. And I'm one of them, but I didn't forget where I came from. But then they get to Florida and want to act like rich Republicans, including registering that way. When Bush faked the causes for invading Iraq, it was pretty obvious to me, but they had their blinders on, and endorsed sending other peoples kids to that war. Of course most of them avoided being involved in Vietnam, just like their hero, Cheney. But a real bunch of dumb bastards!
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Not Me Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Aug-08-09 12:42 PM
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12. dmosh: You have hit the nail squarely on the head
It's like they move here and get reprogrammed.
*ANY* tax is too much. Forget that their SS and Medicare are funded by taxes.
They readily accept the Senior assessment reductions that others are funding, but hate "Big Government.

Stupid fucks.
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CountAllVotes Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Aug-08-09 11:30 AM
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4. may their hatred
eat them up alive!

:dem:

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annabanana Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Aug-08-09 11:32 AM
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5. That sure seems to be the case for a lot of them...
Edited on Sat Aug-08-09 11:32 AM by annabanana
what a sad way to live...

(this thread seems to be garnering a bucket of unrecs)
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grytpype Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Aug-08-09 11:32 AM
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6. They hated JFK, and the older ones hated FDR too.
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DainBramaged Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Aug-08-09 11:39 AM
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7. Let me be the first to RECOMMEND this thread
As a die-hard Freepturd hater, these people hate cheese because it comes from mold, they hate sugar because it's harvested by 'illegals', they hate eggs because there shouldn't be anything as good as an egg.

These people are fucked up, and if aliens attacked tomorrow, they'd blame us.
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mulsh Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Aug-08-09 11:56 AM
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8. a couple of weeks ago we found out that Walter Cronkite lost Viet Nam for us
why are you blaming Hanoi Jane? Did I miss something.

:sarcasm:

spot on Kentuck, these old farts anger will never dissipate.
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FatDave Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Aug-08-09 01:21 PM
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14. "these old farts anger will never dissipate"
But the old farts themselves? They're literally a dying breed.

And the up and coming generations are having none of their bullshit. And then there's major growth in the Hispanic American population, and you know how they feel about republicans.

What we're witnessing now may well be their last gasp. The pendulum is swinging back to the left folks. It will be a slow, 30 year swing, so you may not see it right away, but trust me, it's happening.
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tjwash Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Aug-08-09 11:58 AM
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9. Well, first of all, Vietnam was not actually Nixon's war if you want to get technical.
Edited on Sat Aug-08-09 12:00 PM by tjwash
It was started and escalated by LBJ and the dems. If you want a real eye opener, check out old archived footage of Johnson during some of his press conferences. As the war becomes more of a quagmire, and more un-winnable. He starts the same talks of "escalation," and "surging" and "staying the course" that another president that we completely ridiculed not long ago for doing the exact same thing, was doing. And don't get me going on the body counts of the dem -vs- the body counts of repugs....this website has got several threads that are circle jerking like mad right now over Truman nuking Japan, and can't make enough excuses for that atrocity.

But I understand what you are saying. The military industrial complex has each and every one of us by the collective "balls" in this country, and there has been a concerted, generations long, effort by the industries associated with them to keep all Americans, both dems and repugs and each others throats.

The same holds true with the health insurance industry and lobby. It's not Obama they hate...it is anyone that dares to even THINK about cutting in to even the crust, of their pie. And it's not hatred...it is cold, calculated, squelching of dissent, by the oldest means known: finding the small differences among the 90 percent of the population that is not in the "big club" (hat tip to Carlin...rip), and keeping us at each others throats while they run off with all the money, and keep the status-quo going.

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kentuck Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Aug-08-09 12:17 PM
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10. But in 1968, Nixon had a "secret plan" to end the war...
I believe we lost more troops under Nixon than LBJ? Also, we had the secret incursions into Laos and Cambodia to stop the NVA and the communists. Then when Nixon was forced to resign because of his criminality, Gerald Ford inherited the war the ultimate downfall of Saigon.
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Karenina Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Aug-08-09 12:37 PM
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11. But TODAY, they're armed to the teeth and
DANGEROUSLY DELUSIONAL
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FatDave Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Aug-08-09 01:22 PM
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15. They may go out with a bang...
...or they may go out with a whimper. Either way, they're going out.
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Karenina Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Aug-08-09 02:54 PM
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16. The $64K question is
who they will try to take out with them.
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mike3121 Donating Member (66 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Aug-08-09 03:23 PM
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17. Hey Hey LBJ How many babies have you killed today!
I am a twice wounded RVN vet. LBJ and McNamara were the primary orchestrator's of the war in Viet Nam. LBJ was the president through the most violent and bloodiest phases.

Most "old people" I know are liberal Democrats, some are far, far to the left and were radicalized during the RVN war. This equating old folks as arch conservatives is something out of Hollywood central casting.
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no_hypocrisy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Aug-08-09 04:03 PM
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18. Oh, you've met my Dad???
Tell him I said hello.
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AnnInLa Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Aug-08-09 04:59 PM
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19. They've been angry since all of the '60s
They've been angry since those uppity Negroes took to the streets to fight for equal rights.

They've been angry since those dirty, hippie young people took to the streets to stop the war in VietNam.

They've been angry since women burned their bras, declared independence and went to work.

They want their '50s back!
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marybourg Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Aug-08-09 05:20 PM
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20. They are also still angry about Nixon's failed presidency. They tried
to destroy Clinton's presidency to even things up and now they're trying again.
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