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Taverner Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Sep-22-09 11:38 AM
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Oh we can't be MEAN to the Republicans!
No - that wouldn't be FAIR!

We can never use their tactics against them because that wouldn't be NICE

Instead, I suggest we sing Kum-Ba-Ya as loud as we can (well, without disturbing any neighbors) and hope REALLY hard.

That always works in movies...
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T Wolf Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Sep-22-09 11:41 AM
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1. I would just add one word to your lead - "enough" after MEAN would convey a better plan. nt
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Taverner Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Sep-22-09 11:45 AM
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2. Well yeah, my post was sarcasm
I'm sick and tired of these so-called Democrats who don't want to say anything mean about Glenn Beck or any of the other walking speed bumps known as republicans

"Oh we can't joke about Glenn Beck and make up stories! That's just MEAN!"

But hey, maybe they're not really Democrats. Maybe not even progressives.
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appamado amata padam Donating Member (301 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Sep-22-09 11:46 AM
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3. To paraphrase,
"Two wrongs don't make a right."

Grandmothers, and Ghandi :-)
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Taverner Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Sep-22-09 11:48 AM
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4. And Ghandi is dead. And not of old age either.
If your opponent brings a knife, bring a gun

If he brings a gun, bring a bigger gun

If he brings a bigger gun, bring an army
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appamado amata padam Donating Member (301 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Sep-22-09 11:53 AM
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8. I was half-joking, but
I do love the way President Obama just brushes the crap off his shoulders, and gets on with the real work (even if I don't always agree with what he does).
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gratuitous Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Sep-22-09 11:59 AM
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13. Yeah, President Obama is playing it quite nicely
Not everybody on the team is the quarterback, and a team full of quarterbacks wouldn't be much good. Someone's got to be on the line, slugging it out with the big uglies on the other side. President Carter says there's some racism involved in the criticism of President Obama (yeah, I like typing "President Obama"; what of it?). Everyone dithers about what could Carter possibly mean? Some of my best friends are . . . Meanwhile, President Obama declines to engage the subject and presses ahead with what he has to do.

That doesn't mean that Carter or any of the other folks along the line aren't doing real work; it just means that they have their own duties to attend to. I don't always agree with everyone working to advance progressive causes, and I know for a fact that my own personal philosophy doesn't jibe with the mudslinging tactics. But I'm very reluctant to interfere with what someone else is doing.
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appamado amata padam Donating Member (301 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Sep-22-09 12:01 PM
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14. Barack on,
Comrade. :-)
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T Wolf Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Sep-22-09 11:50 AM
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5. Here's another - the road to hell is paved with good intentions. Only I would change it to
"misguided intentions to play fair."

Win first, then clean up the tactics.
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grasswire Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Sep-22-09 12:03 PM
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15. yeah, but virtue is its own reward
Right?
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T Wolf Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Sep-22-09 11:52 AM
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7. ANd your Grandmother didn't have to fight no god-damned repukes for her life.
Although, fighting the Nazis is probably good training. And if I remember correctly, the French resistance didn't obey the Marquis of Queensbury Rules in their fight against the Third Reich.

We shouldn't either.
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appamado amata padam Donating Member (301 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Sep-22-09 11:56 AM
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12. but my brother (who I'm not close to)
did call her a "Communist," hahaha.
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stray cat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Sep-22-09 11:50 AM
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6. So you want to be Delay?
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T Wolf Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Sep-22-09 11:53 AM
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10. So you are saying, IBTL?
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Ian David Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Sep-22-09 11:53 AM
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9. Just chant, "U! S! A!" Over and over again.
Remember, WE Are America now.

Even Chuck Norris says Republicans should violently over-throw the government and deface the American flag now.

The flag belongs to US.

America belongs to US.

U!
S!
A!

U!
S!
A!

U!
S!
A!

U!
S!
A!



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YOY Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Sep-22-09 12:07 PM
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16. You've been watching "Volunteers" again, haven't you?
Dunno about you Taverner but I never sung Kum-Ba-Ya once in the Corps.
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MrScorpio Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Sep-22-09 12:12 PM
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17. They're no longer opponents worthy of mercy
They need to be crushed
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cherokeeprogressive Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Sep-22-09 12:30 PM
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18. Awwwww, are we angry because some DU'ers disagree with us?
Do we need a nap perhaps?

Do tell: Which Democrat has been accused of raping and killing a young girl?
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Taverner Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Sep-22-09 12:36 PM
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19. WTF are you talking about?
Dude - make sense for a change
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cherokeeprogressive Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Sep-22-09 12:53 PM
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21. Um... Otay! Is this enough sense for ya? I understand you're angry that your attempt at humor
in another thread wasn't accepted with belly laughs, but why the need to post a thread expressing your anger over its locking? That's a little like throwing a tantrum.

But, you go guy.

http://www.democraticunderground.com/discuss/duboard.ph...
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Taverner Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Sep-22-09 12:56 PM
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22. I knew what you were referring to, it was the other crap you were spouting I didn't
Like I said, make sense for a change
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Overseas Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Sep-22-09 12:38 PM
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20. As ridiculous as "We must make things fair for the private insurers."
That has galled me time and again.

Let's make things fair for the industry that raised its premiums by over 100% during the past decade, dropped millions more from coverage and continued bankrupting millions who thought they had good coverage.


www.sickforprofit.com for more on the industry we've just gotta protect.
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TxRider Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Sep-22-09 12:57 PM
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23. Sure you can
Just don't complain when it's not productive, and they reply in kind...
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samsingh Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Sep-22-09 01:27 PM
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24. we have to be nasty to repugs. that is the only language they understand
a good swift punch to the nose gets their attention and they also start to act like crybabies
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Forkboy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Sep-22-09 01:37 PM
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25. If we use their tactics of dishonesty and breaking laws it's a hollow victory.
Whats the point of winning if we're just replacing one set of hate filled people for another?

If you want to be just like them just join them and cut to the chase.
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