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kentuck Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-15-05 09:04 PM
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Do you feel any animosity toward the Bush voters ?
I'm trying very hard not to blame them but as George W Bush gets ready to run our country into the ground and attempts to dismantle Social Security, I'm having a difficult time feeling anything other than being pissed off and ready to kick their stupid asses for the mess they have put us in. They deserve no sympathy or understanding. That's just the way I feel and if they don't like it, they can kiss my ass on the county square.
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AlCzervik Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-15-05 09:08 PM
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1. Of course i do, i'm only human but one can only take the high road
so many times before you just want to scream..."Fuck you you stupid jingoistic no balled bastards!"
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Nitrogenica Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-15-05 09:08 PM
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2. Let's all turn this into action!
That's why I think the revolution started November 3!
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Malikshah Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-15-05 09:09 PM
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3. I have no sympathy for them
They deserve whatever happens to them and theirs. Unfortunately, their children don't deserve it, nor do we.

Anyone who complains about anything w/i the country over the next few decades will get my immediate query--Did you vote for *? Yes? Then suck it up and deal, traitor. :)

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babylonsister Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-15-05 09:09 PM
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4. Funny you should mention that.
I'm seeing my repug brother for the first time in several years next month. He's a gung-ho * supporter, and I just know we have nothing in common. I'll be with 9 other people though, all Dems. Maybe we'll convert him! But I feel your pain. It astounds me that so many people are so clueless.
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klyon Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-16-05 08:23 AM
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79. I too am about to visit family for the first time in over a decade
I am not sure I will be able to hold my tongue. My mother is becoming more christian fundamentalist by the day. She is totally brainwashed. My wife will probably have to restrain me when the rest of the repugs in my family get in the same room with me. I have avoided them for decades.

KL
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me b zola Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-16-05 03:04 PM
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116. I took a little post election action
Edited on Sun Jan-16-05 03:06 PM by me b zola
My mother in law came to stay with us every month for a few days. She is a fundie-lite wing nut, but in the past I had always diverted conversation towards safe ground so as to avoid family problems.

A few days after the selection she called to confirm when she would be arriving, but spoke with a smirky tone in her voice. I could no longer be congenial nor quiet.

I prepared by taping to the fridge short newspaper clippings that questioned the legitimacy of the election & the moral values of people who voted for shrub. When she arrived I welcomed discussion of the issues, the integrity of the administration, and the illegitimacy of the results of the election.

She left the following day, choosing to stay at the Hilton instead. Now when she comes to town she stays at the Hilton and never comes over. My hubby thinks this is for the best & wasn't in the least bit angry with me.

I feel sooo much better now.:smoke:
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saltpoint Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-15-05 09:10 PM
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5. After Abu Ghraib, it's stupefying that anyone would --
-- vote to endors this administration.

Abu Ghraib ought have been the triggerswitch for a massive rejection of Bush and his forces of darkness.

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Catch22Dem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-15-05 09:15 PM
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8. Are you kidding?
Edited on Sat Jan-15-05 09:15 PM by Catch22Dem
I know many people who think Abu Ghraib is EXACTLY what we should be doing and support * even stronger because of what went on there. Pretty fucked up isn't it?
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EC Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-15-05 10:44 PM
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30. Me too,
I know a few that say we should kill all the Muslims, and then starts spouting off about well they cut off heads, and I have to remind them of all the prisoners in the beginning that they released, who said they were treated okay, including Jessica...untill Abu Guhraib



I ignore anyone that I know voted for him, they no longer deserve my respect, and I do not trust them any longer...
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saltpoint Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-15-05 10:44 PM
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31. Yep. "Fucked up" about covers it.
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Nite Owl Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-15-05 09:11 PM
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6. It's very hard not to
blame them. All the information was out there before the election and they still voted for him. Even after any voter fraud is discounted from the results he succeeded in getting too many to believe him. Are they people that are easily brainwashed or are they just greedy and uncompassionate? Why do some people actually like to be lied to? I don't understand it and it bothers me more to think that the dems think that they need to move more to the right and assume those values.
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yardwork Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-16-05 07:52 PM
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138. The * supporters I know tend to make other very poor choices in life
For example, I know a woman on another board who is a gung-ho chimp supporter. Thinks he's a godly man and the war in Iraq is a sacred mission.

Just learned today that her ex-husband kidnapped their daughter after they divorced. Interestingly, she's estranged from her grown daughter now too. I feel sorry for her, of course, but I also can't help thinking that she is an extremely poor judge of character.

Just like millions of other chimp supporters, she appears to choose abusive, vicious people to hook up with over and over again.
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bemildred Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-15-05 09:12 PM
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7. Fear, hate, and guilt are all stupid, useless emotions.
Edited on Sat Jan-15-05 09:12 PM by bemildred
I am embarrased for them.
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autorank Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-15-05 09:21 PM
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13. Exactly! Either to lazy to be informed or too limited to understand.
I do not accept this line of crap that people forget their economic and national security just to make a moral statement on frigging gay marriage and abortion. Bush supporters think things will get better and that he's a strong, decisive leader. They are uninformed since things are worse and his leadership has cost us dearly. You're either lazy or limited in basic logic to miss this.

The ridiculous press, subversives of the first order, is largely responsible for this. People need things spelled out in big letters and simple pictures. The media whore-dogs just won't/can't do it because their masters won't allow it (yet, when it gore's their ox, they will and there will be a torrent of concisely chronicled scandals chasing Bush from office).
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nadinbrzezinski Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-15-05 09:19 PM
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9. These days when I face them I just have a shitty grin in my face
Edited on Sat Jan-15-05 09:20 PM by nadinbrzezinski
They usually ask, but, but you hate bush. (No you stupid fuck I don't hate the man just his policies but that is too complex for your black and white little punny mind)

that does not matter... remember you voted for him....

That usually leaves them flabergasted, what could I mean? When they ask, especially the chicken hawks, I take pleasure in telling them, they voted for more war, destruction and a draft... they should be honored to get an all paid vacation to a war zone...

The older ones, you voted for the destruction of social security...

It is coming... and that is what it will take to wake them up, when it is THEIR SKIN
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Solly Mack Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-15-05 09:19 PM
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10. Yes I do
They've enabled Bush to destroy America.

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against all enemies Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-15-05 09:20 PM
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11. I hate their fucking guts. They are either selfish rich or stupid poor.
Selfish or stupid, I hate both.
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PassingFair Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-15-05 11:09 PM
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33. THREE S's
Selfish,
Stupid,
Superstitious;
or any mixture thereof
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El Fuego Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-17-05 01:31 PM
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170. Or just plain EVIL
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Mike Niendorff Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-15-05 09:20 PM
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12. Hell yes.

And payback will be a bitch.


MDN
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leanin_green Donating Member (823 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-15-05 09:23 PM
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14. No, not really, because. . .
in truth there wasn't enough of them to win. They had to be created. So, mostly, I pity them, smile and shake my head when I hear them speak. I think I trust God more than they do. I don't believe things will continue down this road without either a mass movement of some kind or a violent reaction by the left. People will get fed up and act.
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clovis29 Donating Member (279 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-17-05 11:18 AM
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156. Every 3rd vote for * was named "Diebold" n/t
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Crazy8s Donating Member (161 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-15-05 09:27 PM
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15. Ticks Me Off
every time I'm behind some ass with a Bush* sticker on his car. There's even a house on my drive to work that still has the damned Bush* sign proudly displayed (hanging above head level, no less) in their driveway.

These cars are also usually festooned with Jesus fish, gold ribbons, American flags and that annoying 'choose life' license plate so delightfully unique to Florida. These misguided, bot-brained dimwits sicken me with their self-righteous, smug pride in the horrific damage that they have done our country.
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BlueJazz Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-15-05 09:58 PM
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20. "annoying 'choose life' license plate so......
delightfully unique to Florida"

I don't know if you ever read my post about going to the Tag agency (here in St Petersburg)...anyway, Since I was getting renewed anyway, I asked the clerk there that since they had a "Pro Life" tag, did they have any Tags that said either:

1. Pro Death
2. Pro Choice
3 Pro Abortion

She didn't think it was funny (called the Guard on me) :)
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calimary Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-16-05 12:26 AM
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43. Then why not leaflet their car with one of these:
Dear friend and fellow American:

I know how much you support President Bush and the war effort in Iraq. But I noticed that you havent signed up to fight yet. It might be because you are too busy, or maybe you just didnt know how easy it is to join! I know you probably feel guilty about sending other young men and women off to die in your place, so I am sure youll take this opportunity to do the right thing:

Sign up for a tour or two in Iraq today!

You will enable some poor soldier whos stuck there, exhausted, scared, isolated, frustrated, thirsty, poorly supplied, insufficiently armored, under constant threat, lied to about why hes there and when hes going to be released, and yearning to come home to do just that: come home!

What could possibly be more patriotic?

What better way could there be to prove your devotion to President Bush?

And Id gladly stand up next to you and defend her still today.
Cause there aint no doubt I love this land. God bless the U.S.A.

Below are the links you can use to sign up to join any branch of the armed forces!

http://www.airforce.com/contact/locator_fr.htm
http://www.navy.com
http://www.marines.com/request/contact_recruiter_request.asp
http://www.goarmy.com/contact/find_a_recruiter.jsp
http://www.gocoastguard.com/offices/recindex.htm
http://www.dior.whs.mil/forms/DD0004.pdf

Line Up!
Sign up!
Today!


I had about 200 of these printed up on nice, bright Chickenhawk Yellow paper, centered, with the last three lines in very large type, and the lyrics to that nauseating song in very small type. I saw one of these on the internet and copied it, adding only the second paragraph, myself.

I stick one of them on the windshield of EVERY parked car I see that has one of those stupid "w04" stickers or a bush/cheney sticker on it, assuming I'm able to pull over and stop and do so safely. No one, wherever I drive, gets away with blind bush support - unchallenged. I noticed one car I visited tried parking around the block after I leafletted it. Another one switched from parking along the curb to hiding in the driveway behind a gate. So be it. At least I got one blight off the streets, even if only temporarily.

I don't care if it's dismissed as a mere annoyance. It's the least I can do, and it's my complete pleasure to be such an annoyance.
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trueblueliberal Donating Member (20 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-16-05 12:55 AM
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47. love this...I can't wait to get some of these made up
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burrowowl Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-16-05 02:56 AM
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65. Good job!
Think I'll print out some myself!
Thanks!
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Tigress DEM Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-16-05 03:07 AM
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67. Cool!
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Mist Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-16-05 07:46 PM
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137. Thanks calimary!
Just printed one out--tomorrow I'll get a bunch copied, on yellow paper, as per your suggestion!
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yardwork Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-16-05 07:56 PM
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140. Their efforts to escape show that you hit a nerve!
I'm going to do the same thing. Thanks for the idea!
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bobweaver Donating Member (953 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-15-05 09:28 PM
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16. Yes of course. They are the idiots that turned their power over to him.
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Lizzie Borden Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-15-05 09:29 PM
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17. Absolutely.
I blame them, blame them, blame them! Total idiots! They aren't misguided, they're evil. You are correct. They deserve no sympathy or understanding, and will never get any from me.
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latteromden Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-15-05 09:33 PM
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18. My dad lost his job again recently, and the first glimmer of "WHAT THE
FUCK HAVE THEY DONE?" showed up in my mind, because that's twice in four years now, and I don't know what we're going to do...

But I don't get mad at them in their faces, because that won't convince them to change.
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Tigress DEM Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-16-05 01:44 AM
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51. That's rough... I was out of a job too....
Good for you for understanding that trying to change them isn't the point.

It's going to take a lot of maturity to weather all this mis-information that tells people what a great job Bush is doing creating jobs when it isn't the truth.

I have several Republicans in my family and my best friend is very Pro-life so she was worried that I would hate her if she voted for him. I was very angry about his stuff - still am - but I made sure to let her know it wasn't about her, it was about the issues AND being lied to AND his sneaky behind the door attacks on our civil liberties.

I think I am comfortable being hard as nails on the issues, but feel it is my responsibility as a Democrat to show the world we ARE the better party. No doubt about it.

If I act like an ass because they do.... ya' know?

Hope things work out for your Dad's job situation.
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flordehinojos Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-15-05 09:33 PM
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19. my animosity, (really, hostility) is towards GWB, his father GHWB, and the
Edited on Sat Jan-15-05 09:35 PM by flordehinojos
entire rest of the bush family. my anger is towards people like my cousins who say their moral values lead them in a direction to vote for bush ... a statement on their part which leaves me flat opened mouthed, because as Dr. Robin Meyers' says,

"When you start a war on false pretenses, and
then act as if your deceptions are justified because
you are doing God's will, and that your critics are
either unpatriotic or lacking in faith," THAT IS IMMORAL

"When you claim that Jesus is the Lord of your
life, and yet fail to acknowledge that your policies
ignore his essential teaching, or turn them on their
head " ... THAT IS IMMORAL

" When you dismantle countless environmental
laws designed to protect the earth which is God's gift
to us all, so that the corporations that bought you
and paid for your favors will make higher profits
while our children breathe dirty air and live in a
toxic world" ... THAT IS IMMORAL

and none of my cousins seem to have any understanding greater than a grasshopper's less than pea-sized brain to realize how wrong the bush policies are, so i am angry with them (my cousins)....BUT i feel incredible hostility towards the bushes who through their lies, their buyout of the media to propagandize their lines and distort the truth, have preyed on souls like of those of my cousins who don't seem to be able to listen, or,who, can listen only in very concrete terms.


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Tigress DEM Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-16-05 02:16 AM
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61. Can I get an AMEN?
Christ came to set us free.
He gave his life that ALL might know how dearly God loves his children here on Earth.
If Jesus came to the White House today, I'd love to see Him confront Bush:
"When I was hungry ... you did not feed me."
"But Lord..." Bush would stammer.
"When I was on death row... you pulled the plug."
"But Lord... I never," Bush would cry.
"When I was freezing to death in my apartment February 2003, you were hemming and hawing over the energy assistance extension - money that you dishonestly appropriated from the surplas in 2002."
"Yeah, well I remember that, but I didn't know it was YOU," Bush would whine.
"Really? And I thought you told everyone that you and Me were tight? Like this man. You remember that?"
Silence from the Bush man.
"Whenever you have done these to the LEAST among us, YOU have done this to ME and GW, I AM NOT AMUSED."
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flordehinojos Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-16-05 08:03 AM
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78. You certainly have my Amen! (and welcome to DU)
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Withywindle Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-15-05 10:02 PM
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21. Yes, definitely
If I start listing all the reasons why, it'll turn into a rant.

Suffice it to say that if "the people have the power," they also have the responsibility. And I can't help but see a * vote as an almost shocking act of irresponsibility. Like mowing down a schoolyard of kids because you were drunk (note: Think this is inflammatory? Think of Iraqi kids), there's just no fucking excuse.
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Tigress DEM Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-16-05 02:18 AM
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62. Live Free or Diebold
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yardwork Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-16-05 08:02 PM
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141. "Shocking act of irresponsibility" - good description
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ErinGoBraghLess Donating Member (104 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-15-05 10:07 PM
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22. Can't be angry
Well, I sleep with a Bush voter every night so I can't be mad at him. But it does make for interesting discussions and an exciting marriage! As long as a conservative is intelligent and can articulate their thoughts, I have no problem. It's the reactionary nut jobs out there who scare me.
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kentuck Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-15-05 10:10 PM
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23. How can one be "intelligent' and still vote for this crap ??
Just curious.. :)
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Skittles Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-15-05 11:49 PM
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39. you cannot be intelligent and vote for this garbage
these people fall for propaganda so easily and it's not even GOOD propaganda.
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ErinGoBraghLess Donating Member (104 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-16-05 08:54 AM
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81. Intelligent Conservatives
You ask how can anyone intelligent vote for this crap. I think you are making the classic mistake of assuming that if someone disagrees with you, then they must not be intelligent. My husband is a very intelligent, well-read man and I respect his choice to have his thoughts. And you can't tell me that someone like George Will is stupid. I may disagree with him, but I would always concede that he is a bright individual.

You also remind me of the story about the little Polish boy who was getting picked on at school. Another boy was calling him a stupid Pollack. The Polish boy asked, "Can you speak Polish?" The other boy admitted he could not. The Polish boy then asked, "How's it feel to be dumber than a Pollack?"

I think we make a terrible mistake if we assume that the 60-plus million people who voted for Bush must all be stupid. If so, how did we lose to a bunch of stupid people? And how do we reach them if they are all so mentally challenged? I think we need to take the approach that they are mistaken, they are wrong, and that they can be taught that a different approach to the world is better.
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kentuck Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-16-05 11:11 AM
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92. Stupid is as stupid does....
Look at the facts.
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Tigress DEM Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-16-05 01:53 PM
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99. Hate to admit it, but I agree...
It isn't stupidity that causes repubs to vote the way they do. AND with the spectre of HUGE vote fraud still looming - we don't KNOW how many actually VOTED for him and how many Votes were FLIPPED for him or thrown out. http://blackboxvoting.org.

There's a logical process, an elitist mentality (repubs are always pointing to poor welfare moms and new age basket weavers as OUR dumb asses), AND MOST IMPORTANTLY - LOTS AND LOTS of DIS-information that leads repubs down an entirely different path.

If I believed what the mainstream press SAYS about Bush and the repubs, I could use those quotes to frame a different argument. I'm just one of those people who really watches what someone DOES as much as what they SAY. So I have never been impressed with Bush.
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SemperEadem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-16-05 03:25 PM
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124. It's not stupidity--it's fear
the drug of choice for neocon baby boom americans; not alcohol, not pot, not meth---fear. They'd rather suck on the big dique of fear and at the same time believing that "Superman" is going to fly out of the sky and rescue them. It's what was taught to them during the 1950's.

Fear, in one form or another, has been mainlined by the baby boom generation and they've made sure that their children have been fed on a steady diet of fear. Why they wouldn't be murkins if they weren't wracked with fear.
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mhr Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-17-05 11:24 AM
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157. It's Called Propaganda Baby!
Can you say propaganda Boys and Girls?
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Tigress DEM Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-16-05 02:32 AM
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64. OK, but did your Bush voter KNOW all the lies?
How could one? They are coming out so fast and furious no one can keep up. Is your Bush voter at all sorry for helping elect a liar and cheat? For instance would he much rather Colin Powel had been a choice or something?

Do YOU know all the civil liberties Bush has trampled upon?
Do you know that they sneaked in a proviso in the Appropriations bill for example to audit anyone's tax records without just cause at any time? We already had random audits. So the only purpose of changing this could be to use such a device to put pressure on people and deprive them of the right to be "free from unlawful search and seizure".

I'm just dying to know what a true Bush supporter would think about that, but I haven't been brave enough to ask yet.

My son was going to vote for Bush AND join the Army. Things fell through - maybe partly because I told God if my son came home in a box God would have some 'splain' to do to me.

When my son would spout dis-information I'd just look at him and tell him the truth. Eventually he decided that a President who lied as much as Bush did couldn't be trusted.

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Cell Whitman Donating Member (872 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-15-05 10:11 PM
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24. Their leaders I do, but the everyday pod person hasn't
a clue what is going on, so I try my best to cut them slack. (that doesn't mean I don't tell them their shit stinks) I believe the right's mind molders have created literally a cultic mindset in their followers. They can make the politically minded cult of conservatism think anything they want them to in 48 hours tops - then it trickles into the conventional wisdom.

I am new here, so I imagine most anything I say or link to has been discussed but..

Info control..through the demonization of info sources - the 'new' right isn't allowed to believe/accept info from any unapproved sources. Even if they are exposed to the truth - just like a cult - they are trained to negate the info if it conflicts with the cult's beliefs and goals. They aren't allowed to trust the NYT, the WP, LaT, NBC, CBS, ABC, BBC, NBC, CNN, NPR, PBS...on and on...they are even trained to distrust Walter Cronkite, for gosh sakes.

They have increased the number of mind molding outlets they have on the right the last few years but this demonization leaves them for the most part with FOX, Rush and theWashington Times for their info.

Rush passes out the lies and half truths to his flock 3 hours a day 5 days a week - I heard that Koresh didn't talk to his cult that much.

They also demonized people on the left. Remember Rush likening Dashcle to Satan? That is what cults are trained to believe - that anyone who is against the cult is doing the work of Satan. This is how they are trained to think.

They also believe that since God takes a personal interest in their efforts, they can be as deceptive as they wish. They can rationalize Bush's lies.The Moonies call this "Heavenly deception" -- lying to save the world from evil.

Then you have things like Newties GOPAC Memo, which is a language control. It wasn't meant to convince people of the 'new' right's vision, it was meant to manipulate our fellow American's minds.

I could go on, but here, this link might explain. Keep in mind you only need one of these traits - used properly - to manipulate someone. Some call it 'infrastructure' or 'getting their message out,' I call it spending billions manipulating minds.

Ten Mind Control Distinctives

I guess I am saying, I keep trying to cut them slack but it gets harder by the day. I try to keep in mind that producing today's conservative has been a production in process for decades and they know not what they do or why...their leaders is another story. imho.

From the first time Reagan drooled on a copy of the Washington Times, and there was no outrage, our goose was cooked. I don't think they got in a room and planned this, but what the right did was in essence a form of mind control.

Our nation has a much bigger problem than who's president; we have a large portion of our population under a mind control funk and their leaders are not going to let go.
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kentuck Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-15-05 10:18 PM
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26. I agree.
Welcome to DU ! :)
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Tigress DEM Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-16-05 03:06 AM
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66. The Media... Groan
I wish I could believe it wasn't planned by this administration, but I've been doing my homework "this time". Maybe all that has led up to this has been cruel coincidence, but this administration has been working over time to control the press and the churches.

Reporters who asked "tough" questions were left out of the next press conference entirely. Just not notified. If you don't know where the President is going to be, makes it hard to report on his lies.

During the Republican Convention in Boston people had to sign a "loyalty card" to be on the "right side of the fence" literally a huge chain link fence 50 feet away from the President and in a highly visable/vunerable area.

Bush put the Pope on notice that his Bishops weren't "political" enough and low and behold the word came down that Catholics who voted for Pro Choice candidates would be ex-communicated. Of course, that didn't apply to Republican Pro Choice candidates like Rudy Guilliani - for him they dedicated an entire hospital wing in his honor.

Then there was the request that churches across the nation give Bushes agenda special attention during the service. Many replied back noting the conflict between church and state and the potential loss of their 301c Non-Profit status if they violated Federal regulations. Bush's response? He could "fix that" at least for the duration of the election. Has this man even HEARD of the Constitution?
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SemperEadem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-16-05 03:29 PM
Response to Reply #24
125. Cult---that's the correct word!!! Well said.
Edited on Sun Jan-16-05 03:35 PM by SemperEadem
that is what the right wing neocons are--they are a cult. This is how the Dems needs to start framing the RW-fundie agenda--the agenda of a cult. We need to own that word and use it every chance we get.

And welcome to DU!
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blondeatlast Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-16-05 04:20 PM
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130. Very nice summation! Welcome to DU.
I'll buy you a coupkle for one of the most insightful posts I've read in a very long time!

:toast:

:toast:
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blm Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-16-05 06:44 PM
Response to Reply #130
133. It's insightful because Cell is the original moonwatcher from Bartcop.
I posted his work many times here at DU. He is a compatriot and a trusted resource.

He is also to thank for the Moon Primer along with the brilliant Dave.
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Cell Whitman Donating Member (872 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-17-05 12:58 PM
Response to Reply #133
167. too kind - HI everyone!!
Thanks for the welcomes.

Hey, after I get the hang of the place and the mods take my training wheels off - we'll have some fun with the soul sellers. hehe

How does one know if the training wheels are off? Just try to post?

This tells some of why we are where we are....imho...

http://cellwhitman.blogspot.com/





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Laurab Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-15-05 10:17 PM
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25. I feel some animosity, yes
and have even lost some friends. Bottom line is, they believed all the propaganda. They really don't know facts, they just seem to know talking points. I wish I could feel sorry for them, but they have to be so loud in their ignorance, and it just makes me angry. And someone else posted that their rethug friends think the torture was necessary. Sad, but true - mine do, too. "How else would we get those awful terrorists to talk?" Bushit logic run amuk. They also still think the war was necessary. I believe if shrumpy told them black was white they'd believe that, too, because he's a "man of God".

So, yeah I feel animosity, and I'll probably miss some of my friends, but I don't thus far. I'm too angry. There are people dying for no reason every single day because of their stupidity, and it just bothers me.
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Tigress DEM Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-16-05 03:13 AM
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68. Hang in there!
It's too bad your friends couldn't see that someone who kills in God's name better at least be attacking the right country. Iraq? Didn't the actual terrorists come from Saudi Arabia? And where was Bin Laden? etc... <g>
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sakabatou Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-15-05 10:19 PM
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27. Yes
Keeps saying the bush mantra of "our troops are there to protect our freedom". Says that we shouldn't criticize the Chimp.
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Kipepeo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-15-05 10:20 PM
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28. I fucking hate them
Edited on Sat Jan-15-05 10:20 PM by Kipepeo
except for my dad. ;)

I find out from every new person I meet who they voted for. It's important to me and is the best question I can ask to find out a lot about a person...
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ErinGoBraghLess Donating Member (104 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-16-05 09:07 AM
Response to Reply #28
82. short-sighted
What a short-sighted view of the world to demand to know right off the bat who someone voted for, and to order your social universe around that fact. You are denying yourself the opportunity to meet a lot of interesting people. And by saying that a person's choice for president tells you a lot about them, you are committing the sin that we supposedly tolerant people never do -- judging someone without getting to know them. I work with a lot of people from all walks of life and across the range of political views. I can still enjoy a conversation with a right wing person, have a drink, discuss books, talk about the Orioles, etc. Plus my husband is a Bush supporter which gives me some perspective on all of this. Maybe I don't take all of this politics stuff as seriously as some, but I like people and I like to learn. But if you choose to live in a cave and only interact with like-minded folks, that is your choice. A sad choice, but yours to make.
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kentuck Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-16-05 11:12 AM
Response to Reply #82
93. Would it have been short-sighted to have Nazi friends...?
Juat curious?
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ErinGoBraghLess Donating Member (104 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-16-05 01:09 PM
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96. Conservatives are Nazis?
I know I've gotten into this in other forums, but I will state it here again. I do not equate conservatives with Nazis. My husband is a Republican, but a caring decent guy. So I can distinguish between repubs and nazis. No, I would not be friends with someone who actively advocated killing jews. Nor would I be friends with someone in the KKK. It is a silly comparison.
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kentuck Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-16-05 01:36 PM
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97. Nice twist of the facts....
Here are your comments:

...What a short-sighted view of the world to demand to know right off the bat who someone voted for, and to order your social universe around that fact. You are denying yourself the opportunity to meet a lot of interesting people. And by saying that a person's choice for president tells you a lot about them, you are committing the sin that we supposedly tolerant people never do -- judging someone without getting to know them...."

We are talking about your idea of a "social universe". Only in that context do we ask if it is OK to befriend Nazis - not to compare conservatives to Nazis per se - but to indeed make a dinstinction, not to pretend that is only a "political difference" of opinion. It is more than that. No need to make it an argument about conservatives being Nazis....
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Tigress DEM Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-16-05 02:43 PM
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109. HATE is a really strong word. Is it a Democratic word?
First off, this sub thread began with someone saying "I fucking HATE them" and although the tone of the post is less scandelous, it gives anyone going into an idea that this person REALLY HATES Bush supporters because that's what the subject line says.

Second, Erin did say she wouldn't befriend someone who behaved as a Nazi. I'm hearing her try to say that not all Conservatives are Nazi's so IF a person doesn't talk to someone after finding out they're a repub, it is shortsighted.

Third, a lot of Jews were saved by people like Erin who believed the best until the true horror of the situation was exposed. Many of those who were "friends" with the people who became Nazi's were also unable to tolerate the inhumanity did their best to save as many as they could often risking their own lives in the process.

Lastly, HATE the SIN, not the Sinner. You can usually find something worthwhile in every human being if you're looking, but no, they don't have to be your "friend" if you HATE their values and behavior. It's just a waste of precious serenity to give other people that much power to destroy your good feelings about talking with like minded people as a choice.
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Tigress DEM Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-16-05 02:43 PM
Response to Reply #97
110. Duplicate
Edited on Sun Jan-16-05 02:45 PM by Tigress DEM
Computer probs.
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Tigress DEM Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-16-05 02:17 PM
Response to Reply #96
102. Lighten up People - it's her husband that's the repub...
And although I don't agree with everything she says, I'm a Democrat, dammit and I believe she has the right to her opinion.

For the record, I look at Bush's behavior and it concerns me, makes me worry about us going the way of Nazi's, but that doesn't mean that every repub is a Nazi.
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kentuck Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-16-05 02:30 PM
Response to Reply #102
105. Why don't you lighten up?
Nobody is saying every Repub is a Nazi...
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Tigress DEM Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-16-05 02:48 PM
Original message
Ahhhhh, consensus - Not EVERY repub is a Nazi.
Light ehough for you Kentuck?
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Tigress DEM Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-16-05 02:48 PM
Response to Reply #105
112. Ahhhhh, consensus - Not EVERY repub is a Nazi.
Light ehough for you Kentuck?
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nadinbrzezinski Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-16-05 07:25 PM
Response to Reply #96
134. Ok I will have to try to explain this to you
Not all Republicans are Radicals, but RadCons are as bad as the KKK or the Nazi party. Some of these RadCons are talking about internment camps already (Malkin and a couple others to name names)

They are racist, and yes they would not mind killing, in this case Muslims instead of Jews, but brown is brown so it will pass for the moment, I guess.

Your husband may not be a RadCon, but be very busy with life. You don't take politics as serioously as others... you don't have time. Well a moral person has the duty to find out what is going around him or her and speak out when immoral acts are being commited.

By the way, this Republican Party is not your father's Republican Party, and your husband (givng him the benefit of the doubt) may have not noticed just how far to the radical right this party has moved. For the record many Republicans, intelligent Republicans, are increasingly waking up to the fact that their party is now under the control of a RADICAL clique, who may or may not find them disposable sooner or later.

Oh and yes I will compare some of these sick fucks in leadership possitions to Nazis, now observe I did not say all Republicans, but the Radicals now in charge... time to wake up... for you now live the classic dilema of a moral person in an immoral society. Yep, the same dilema that many decent Germans, hell many decent low level members of the Nazi Party, lived with in Nazi Germany. No, not every NAZI knew of the concentration camps, partly becuase they did not want to know, partly becuase not all of them were in the right place to know, or had the need to know... especially in the early days of the party. But as more and more crimes against humanity were commited and more outrages were commited, more and more members faced the fact that they started hearing whispers of what was going on. Many chose to remain silent, for the pall of fear had now enveloped the nation. Some chose to actually resist. There was a Resistance in Germany, but this is a little known fact. Hell we chose not to suport it for we wanted to defeat Germany utterly and completely.

Trust me, your husband, if this gets that bad, will face the same dilema many foot soldiers faced sooner or later. After all, after WW II was over, many former Nazis forgot what they did during those years and moved on with their lives. When asked, they were never members of the party, and they hoped records were lost. Could we get to that point? It truly depends on how far these sick fucks manage to carry the PNAC agenda... but if they do, and we end up in the midst of WW III, there is no way this country can defeat the world... on that you can mark my words.

But you should consider giving him a copy of Reinhold Neiebuhrs "Moral Man in an Immoral Society" or Hannah Arend's book "The Banality of Evil." Let him reach his own conclusions, especially if you add to that list, Hersh's "Chain of Command." Oh and for the record I do not envy you. He may be wonderful, but if he acutally favors any of the policies that these sick fucks are carrying out, including torture... then he is an instrument, and so are you.

I am lucky that my husband does not like these sick fucks either... but then again he has seen in the flesh how they are destroying much of our armed forces... in the field, by their insane policies.
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MHalblaub Donating Member (153 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-17-05 04:09 PM
Response to Reply #134
177. Can anybody explain me the differenc between
a concentration camp, Abu Ghraib or Guantanamo Bay from viewpoint of detainee.
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sunnystarr Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-17-05 11:32 AM
Response to Reply #96
161. Well then as long as it's only Iraqi's and not Jews it's OK! (nt)
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Tigress DEM Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-16-05 02:14 PM
Response to Reply #82
100. Extreme times, extreme choices
While I agree that we need to keep the dialogue open with repubs, I understand a "time out" people might want to take.

Erin - you're lucky because your repub is obviously someone who listens as well as talks.

I had a boss that would walk around the room spouting her repub lies and I was on the phone trying to do my work and she would shout down anyone who disagreed with her. It was a horrible experience.

I haven't shut down from repubs completely, but I wish they knew what I know about all the behind the scenes betrayals that have been going on in this administration.

It used to be that a man's word was his bond. I suppose those days are gone for most of the US, but it's always been my hope that the US would have president's who were honorable men and who took office because they really cared about making a difference in the world.

I saw in Kerry someone who patiently tried to explain his complex beliefs in the midst of a circus of lies. I saw someone who cared about our country and was willing to do whatever it took to repair the damage that's been done even though he couldn't see a short path solution that everyone expects these days.

That's why I voted for him. Why did you? Especially considering it could have caused friction in your home.
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kentuck Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-16-05 02:16 PM
Response to Reply #100
101. You're assuming she voted for Kerry?
Maybe she voted for the other guy??
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Tigress DEM Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-16-05 02:24 PM
Response to Reply #101
103. Fair Question - Erin?
You donated to Dean, but did you vote for Kerry or someone else?
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Kipepeo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-16-05 03:55 PM
Response to Reply #82
129. I don't consider myself short-sighted
Edited on Sun Jan-16-05 04:05 PM by Kipepeo
Just busy. :D

I don't have time to waste myself on assholes. There is not enough of me to go around! ;) (I'm kidding you know...partially).

But really, listen, I know what you're saying...and I used to feel that way too. You know: get to know people, see what else they have to offer, maybe find out why they are so misguided, maybe help explain what a liberal is and tear down their misconception...but I am just tired of it. I don't have time to be your teacher or your funny debating partner from the other side of the fence, or your token liberal friend. I don't want to hear your rationalization for voting for that madman in office. (I'm using "you" in the general plural sense here; I'm not talking about you).

Politics is EVERYthing to me...maybe to others that is taking it too seriously, but I don't know how else to take it. :shrug: What I mean is, some people interpret the world through religion, meaning everything that happens somehow relates back to their religion and they see their religion not only as a means of explaining the world, but as a tool for saving it. Others interpret the world through politics. Some probably use both.

Edited to add, just as a side note after reading the conversation above: I don't hate all Republicans. I hate all Bush-voters. There is a difference. And even then, there is one I don't feel hate for and that is my dad. I had to give him a pass. He's immediate family. :) My extended family on the other hand...you can have them.
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Tigress DEM Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-16-05 05:18 PM
Response to Reply #129
131. My Position is against HATE, not against chosing one's friends
HATE is a waste of time. People who are assholes don't deserve the time and energy it takes to hate them and they eat it up. Makes them feel powerful.

There are repubs who were just as blind sided as we were as far as the backend underhanded dealing that went on and some repubs are really devoted to God and will see what Bush does is wrong if they know about it.

That's the kind of friends and family I'm talking about. People who are ok mostly, but really mis-informed and not stupid.
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Kipepeo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-16-05 05:27 PM
Response to Reply #131
132. How do you define hate?
Edited on Sun Jan-16-05 05:29 PM by Kipepeo
Maybe Loathe is a better word for what I feel? I don't consider all hate/loathing to be a waste of time, depending on how you define it. Anger itself definitely can be harnessed for good...the power of righteous anger should never be underestimated.

My hate is not consuming, though it is active, but I don't feel it's a waste of my time anymore than love is. It certainly doesn't make me an unhappy person, and that's one way to measure if something is unhealthy...if it starts to make you unhappy. :shrug:

edited to add:...or unproductive.
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Skittles Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-18-05 05:29 AM
Response to Reply #82
194. LOL
it's your husband who is "short-sighted"
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Tinoire Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-15-05 10:24 PM
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29. Yes. I loathe & hate them. Can barely talk to them.
I hate them for their evil

and/or

I hate them for their ignorance.

They can take their pick.

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EC Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-15-05 10:52 PM
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32. Here's a question
Would you allow a * voter to baby-sit your kids?

Would you even trust their judgement? Or their values?







By the way Hillary was right, they're out to undo everything FDR did, I'm reading Kitty Kelly's book now, and it seems the only person Prescott ever really hated was FDR for the New Deal...
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Cell Whitman Donating Member (872 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-15-05 11:19 PM
Response to Reply #32
36. some I would - some I wouldn't
I wouldn't want them to spend too much time with them - they might start reading Rush Mush books to them at breakfast or something.

Saw a survey that asked,

"Who would you rather buy your wood from?"


with choices of Kerry, Bush and Nader....

hah

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Cobalt Violet Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-15-05 11:14 PM
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34. Yes. I am as rude as possible to them.
And it feels good.
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GreenPoet64 Donating Member (897 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-15-05 11:15 PM
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35. self deleted
Edited on Sat Jan-15-05 11:18 PM by GreenPoet64
wong thread
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Hello_Kitty Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-15-05 11:24 PM
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37. To vote for him, you'd have to be either uninformed or immoral.
I think the vast majority are in the former category. They've been fed so much swill by FauxNews and had so many * soundbites drilled into them - "Moral Values!" "Partial Birth Abortion!" "Freedom Is On The March!" etc. - that they've been rendered incapable of rational thought. The tiny minority that know what they are all about and simply don't care, that's another scary story.
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Tigress DEM Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-16-05 02:04 AM
Response to Reply #37
58. You got that right.
I'd watch as long as I could, but it was so sickening that I would literally get sick to my stomach and have to leave the room ranting and raving like we are in this post. The dis-information is only clear though if you know what the truth is.

Presidents have lied before, but this is the first one the press hasn't torn to pieces - at least some of the time. I've started emailing the ones I can stand and thank them for a non-muffled column.... ie one that isn't so far up GW's ass that it sounds about like a regular opinion.
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Skittles Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-15-05 11:44 PM
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38. I CAN'T F***ING STAND THEM
IDIOTS- THEY ARE ENABLING FASCISM, GETTING PEOPLE KILLED, SELLING AMERICA DOWN THE RIVER - I HAVE NO F***ING RESPECT FOR PEOPLE WHO VOTED FOR BUSH - NONE.
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Leilani Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-16-05 12:00 AM
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40. Towards some, yes
I have animosity against those who voted for him because they're bigots or haters or chickenhawks, or the greedy rich who want more, more, more.

But I don't have any animus against those who TRULY believed he's a good Prez, or preferable to Kerry. This is America, & people have a right to their opinions, even if we think they're wrong.

However, I'm also resentful that the Dems weren't able to make a strong enough case against Bush to win the election by a landslide.

Rather than thinking these millions of people are evil, crazy, etc. I'd like to look at why WE didn't do better. This wasn't a freak election; Dems have been losing ground for a long time.

A majority of people are with us on the issues, so why did we lose?
Was it the message or the messenger? And why do we keep doing the same things over & over, if they've already failed?


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Tigress DEM Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-16-05 03:21 AM
Response to Reply #40
69. Live Free or Diebold
It's called "election fraud" and it's the main reason I'm not giving in to the idea that WE DIDN'T Convince enough people to vote for Kerry. People in "certain" parts of Ohio stood in line for 2-4 hours and were still cheated out of their votes. It's on video.

http://blackboxvoting.org

There's evidence of voting machine totals being possibly manipulated during the voting process and afterward in Florida and of evidence *signed* election tapes showing Kerry ahead in places he supposedly lost.

New Mexico is mad as hell about voter intimidation and disenfranchisement.
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bling bling Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-17-05 07:15 AM
Response to Reply #40
149. That's the direction I'm moving also now that my anger is subsiding.
It is more empowering to take responsibility.
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Ian David Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-16-05 12:07 AM
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41. I say draft them all and let the Iraqis sort them out
They voted for him.

Let them die for him.
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Tigress DEM Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-16-05 03:27 AM
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71. Print out calimary's leaflet - it's a hoot!
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Hong Kong Cavalier Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-16-05 12:09 AM
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42. I'm waiting.
I'm waiting until I hear someone I know who voted for Bush to complain about the war, the economy, their job...
Then I'll simply look at them and say "BED! MADE! LIE!"
They voted for him, they deserve all the pain and suffering that Bush will be bringing upon the rest of us in this world.
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alarimer Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-16-05 12:31 AM
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44. Yes
I saw a bumper sticker today (on a big old SUV, of course) that said "terrorists for Kerry 2004" right next to his Bush-Cheney. So yes I hate every last one of the assholes.
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LibertyorDeath Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-16-05 12:39 AM
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45. animosity that's putting it mildly more like a white Hot Visceral
Loathing combined with the urge to Deficate...
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LibDemAlways Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-16-05 12:51 AM
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46. Most definitely.
Edited on Sun Jan-16-05 12:51 AM by LibDemAlways
When I see a W or chimp/cheney sticker on a car, I can't resist the urge to flip the driver off, and I'm a middle aged homemaker - I'm sure these people are thinking, "WTF did I do that that woman flipped me the bird?"

Anyone who supports the chimp is screwing up the future for my 11-year-old daughter, and that, to me, is unforgivable.
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Tigress DEM Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-16-05 01:27 AM
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48. Yeah, but I'm working to get past it
I don't want to let anyone off the hook for their poor choice, but I think that the whole animosity aspect isn't a way to resolve anything. I want a real solution, not just someone to blame and honestly I've never had to search so hard for the truth or wade through as much bullshit to get to it ever before.

I think Republicans have the right to believe the way they do as long as they let me have the same courtesy. I think if most of my Republican friends knew the truth about torture in Guantanamo Bay, they would be appalled. Being a Republican doesn't make someone an asshole all by itself, but it sure makes them difficult to deal with sometimes.

If we can get to honest discussions with the other side and help them see how they have been lied to, they won't like it any more than we do. I think there is a great potential to turn this country from the Republican platform if we can show them we are not petty in this regard, but seriously worried about all of America moving forward with leadership that cares about something more than paying back the people who bought him the office and wrecking everything that works in this country just because they can.
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Bouncy Ball Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-16-05 01:30 AM
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49. TONS OF ANIMOSITY.
TONS. They voted for people and policies that harm us all. They voted for people and policies which are IMMORAL.

So yes, loads of animosity.
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TexasLawyer Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-16-05 01:36 AM
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50. I feel it strongest when...
Edited on Sun Jan-16-05 01:36 AM by TexasLawyer
I see a big gas-guzzling Hummer or Expedition with a W'04 sticker and an "I Support the Troops" yellow ribbon magnet.
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Tigress DEM Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-16-05 01:56 AM
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57. Don't you LOVE Molly Ivins?
She nails Bush on his stuff all the time and she's so down to earth and yet she doesn't take cheap shots.
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Kahuna Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-16-05 01:45 AM
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52. Yes. Not only them. But the people who voted for that other guy..
(who shall remaim nameless) instead of Al Gore. A lot of them are probably on this thread complaining about bush voters. :eyes:
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Donna Zen Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-16-05 01:48 AM
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53. I did my homework
It wasn't easy to find out everything I needed to know to be an informed citizen. I knew that Saddam was no threat, that the towers didn't come down because someone hated my freedom, the huge deficits were being created because of tax cuts for the wealthy. I didn't learn about this from some MSM news report. I did my homework.

Although I got every answer right on the test, and the bush voters failed the test somehow they got the "A." Moreover, even though they failed, their leadership sticks up for them, while mine pretends they don't know me.

The entire thing pisses me off.

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Kahuna Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-16-05 01:55 AM
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55. Becaaase.. When the bushistas say it is better to fight the terrorists..
in Iraq than over here our guys clam up. Then would be a perfect time to instruct the repukes on the immorality of invading a country that did nothing to us, tear it assunder, claim we are giving them their freedom, while we make them the number one terrorists recruiting center in the world. People can't even leave their homes in Iraq for fear of the "insurgents." I really don't think Jesus would approve.
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Donna Zen Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-16-05 02:08 AM
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60. Try this article
http://www.logosjournal.com/piven_election_interview.htm

It was written prior to the election but much of what she says rings true--true--true!

This is not a pity party, but an after action review is warrented. I would like to write to her because I have some questions. Also, I believe that much of what she points out is exactly why I support Clark. First and foremost, he is not a politician in the nastiest sense.

Q: What would it mean for American social movements if, either Kerry or Bush were to win in November?


Piven: Well, some people think that if Bush wins it will energize social movements because his policies are so provocative and theyre so transgressive. They violate so many American values and they violate so many groups of the American public. I think that thats wrongthat its too simplistic. It's a version of the theory that says the worse things are, the more likely people are to rise up in anger and defiance. I think that people rise up when they have hope and a sense that they can have influence. If things are very bad people become despairing and fatalistic and they withdraw.


I do not accept the demorallzation that is going on, and yet, I do not hear the voices from the Democratic party countering the moral values hogwash. The failure to stand up for our right to vote is beyond the pale. And the excuses! Ha! That somehow it is more import to protect their blinking political futures, makes we want to scream.
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Tigress DEM Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-16-05 03:36 AM
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73. Sorry, sounds like a Politico to me, but...
I don't know the full story either on this candidate.

It's just whenever someone is pointing the blame at someone else to make themselves look good... that's politics.

"I do not accept the demorallzation that is going on, and yet, I do not hear the voices from the Democratic party countering the moral values hogwash."

The truth is, after being knocked down hard by this whole thing I am finally "inspired" to really get involved. I've voted. I've researched, but seeing my country slipping away and knowing that cumalitively it's been our fatalistic belief that all politicians lie anyway that created an apathy so great that bigger and bigger creeps rose up and got elected.

But like a lot of people I'm working one or two jobs to make ends meet and that doesn't leave a lot of energy for pursuing the truth when it's buried in the ladies knickers adds.

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Tigress DEM Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-16-05 03:26 AM
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70. What do the Bushitas say about....
the torture in Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, where we have been holding people for over 3 years without any formal charges?

What do they say about our troops that are now even more vunerable to torture themselves because we've broken the Geneva Convention rules ourselves? Was THAT fair to our troops?
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Tigress DEM Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-16-05 01:51 AM
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54. So, is the pity party over?
I know everyone hurts. We've been betrayed, we've been lied to and it feels like every time we turn around Bush and his policies are raping us. OK I get it.

But people, come on. Are we little children who maybe didn't deserve to vote or are we Democrats - the best hope the U S of A has to rise above the Bushit and get to the business of taking our country back?

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otohara Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-17-05 06:04 PM
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184. I Pity Republican's
especially those who vote against their own interests deserve our pity and anger. The rich ones are just plain greedy and don't give a shit about anything if it makes them money.
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jonnyblitz Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-16-05 01:55 AM
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56. dumbasses all.
:puke:
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BBradley Donating Member (645 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-16-05 02:07 AM
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59. I got into an argument with my girlfriend over her mom voting for Bush.
Something along the lines of, "And you live with that stupid bitch?"

Her dad voted for Kerry... I don't understand how you can spend your life with someone so ignorant.
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Tigress DEM Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-16-05 03:57 AM
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75. Aw, come on. It's her MOM for God's sake!
Most likely a Pro Lifer and that's a real hard one to get around. I'm sure if you find articles about all the children dead because of Bush, she'll know better next time.

Give your girlfriend Molly Ivin's book Bushwacked and have her read her mom the chapter about the kid who died in his mother's arms with his brain melting in his skull. Alex Donley. Clinton pushed a law through before he left to deal with the problem. Bush withdrew it.
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PROGRESSIVE1 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-16-05 02:35 PM
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107. It's her Mom, but not his,
fortunatly.
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Clark2008 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-16-05 02:31 AM
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63. Chill, people
Edited on Sun Jan-16-05 03:09 AM by Clark2008
Remember, most people don't go searching for news online because they think the news media is actually telling them the truth (or most of it). Or they're too busy working, tending to kith and kin to search for it (it takes a lot of work to keep a house, raise children and work. I just know where to go online to read and that makes it easier.)

It's not that they're unsympathetic or don't understand - they aren't given the TOOLS they need to understand.

We have to reform the media. We have to BE the media. We have to show them our media sucks.

Then, we have to reform our elections.

Then, we have to run a campaign with a candidate who isn't picked by less than 2/3s of our majority.

I don't hate Bush people. I pity them. I pity me and my family because of them and their actions. But, I'm guessing most don't have a clue about what we know.

Now, for those who know and still support this regime - FUCK 'EM!
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Tigress DEM Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-16-05 03:46 AM
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74. Yup!
Except before we CAN find someone that strong we have to quit fighting among ourselves as Democrats and then look for the bi-partisan areas we can agree on.

OK - after all this can EVERYONE say,
"NO MORE TORTURE!"
"NO MORE BOMBING INNOCENT CIVILIANS and then BLAMING the HOSPITAL for reporting the truth."
"NO MORE SNEAKING Civil Rights Abuses into Appropriations Bills"

If repubs say they condone Torture, put them on a list of war criminals and post it everywhere we can. You know, make them accountable, but not in a childish way that makes it look like we have an axe to grind.
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kentuck Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-16-05 11:15 AM
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94. Right. They're not stupid....only ignorant.
Do you agree?
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Tigress DEM Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-16-05 03:00 PM
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113. What I think is ignorant...
Is people who are fighting for Democratic principles resorting to HATE Mongering.

Are you REALLY trying NOT to HATE them Kentuck or are you trying to whip up a frenzy of hatred to make yourself feel better?

A person doesn't necessarily have control of where there posts go, but look at what is happening here.

Please.

I gotta go. Be an adult and either get this thread under some semblence of Democratic principles or quit pretending to be holier than thou about it and admit your real agenda.

There is nothing worse than resorting to the ENEMY's tactics and creating a seperate set of rules to govern one's own behavior AS EVERYONE ON THIS POST SHOULD KNOW from living under the manipulating thumb of this administration.
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kentuck Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-16-05 03:03 PM
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115. I'm exposing the true feelings of people....
and many people have deep resentment and anger toward those assholes that are driving our country to ruin and also those that defend them and are too weak-kneed to speak up about it.
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Tigress DEM Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-16-05 03:15 PM
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120. OK
But how does shouting back, "I HATE You!" set a tone for dialogue that can get us where we need to be?

Maybe it wasn't your intention, but think about it.

We are Democrats. We stand for things that have made this nation great. We have to be the "better man" just on principle because this republic is slanted toward the rich and powerful.

We HAVE to WALK the WALK with our Principles. If we say "Prejudice is wrong - it's wrong" no matter who is doing it.

As they said in the 60's, "It's like fucking for chastiy" only makes sense to a blonde.
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kentuck Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-16-05 03:18 PM
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121. I never said I hate anyone ??
If other people feel that way, they have a right to express it, in my opinion. It may not be very productive but it may therapeutic in some way or another to get it off their chests. Perhaps? Do you not feel any animosity or anger toward any of these Bush supporters? After what they have done and what they are doing to our country, how could anyone not be angry, at a minimum?
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Tigress DEM Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-16-05 03:29 PM
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126. But this HATE mode is snowballing
It isn't productive and we need to temper our feelings with reason.

God, yes, I feel animosity toward them. I'm just working on getting over it and I know when I was stuck in the ANGER mode or when I drop back into it, I can't think straight.

I'm still at a point where if Bush were on fire in the street I wouldn't piss on him to put him out.

But I'm not happy that I feel that way. It gives him more of me than I want him to have. My Democratic ideals are more important to me than my feelings.

I will not whore out my soul by giving Bush my hatred. He isn't worth it and I think less people voted for him than the machines spit out.

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LynnTheDem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-16-05 03:32 AM
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72. Oh. Yeah.
Do I ever.

But as long as THEY are the only ones who die in the next terrorist attacks on US soil due to bush's having made us all LESS SAFE now, then I suppose I could get over my animosity towards the dipshit asshole freepofascist assholes.
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buddysmellgood Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-16-05 04:14 AM
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76. I hold them personally responsible and will blame them directly as my
nephews get drafted.
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Piperay Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-16-05 04:14 AM
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77. I sure do
I am very bitter toward them they voted for that asshole and now all of us have to suffer the consequences. :mad: :grr: :nuke:
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KayLaw Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-16-05 09:22 AM
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86. That's my attitude
I hope the well-to-do lose their jobs to India, and the poor to Mexican immigrants. That's what they voted for. I hope they are drafted in fake wars because they voted for that, too.

To support Bush is to support evil, meaning lies, destruction,shild abuse, rape, murder, torture, theft, of course I feel animosity toward such people.
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CWebster Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-16-05 08:39 AM
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80. They would deserve what the get except
they aren't the only ones victimized.
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robbedvoter Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-16-05 09:18 AM
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83. keeping in mind that they are a Diebold bolstered minority, I view
them like the "good Germans" There'll be a future (hopefully in my life time) when they, their offsprimg will deny that little fact in history. "My dad one of them?You got it wrong, Sir. No, he was in anti-war protests"
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Malva Zebrina Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-16-05 09:19 AM
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84. I can understand the stupid, ignorant and dumb
the bigoted, the party loyal and the naive uninformed sheep who did this , not that I would consider anyone of them a friend, but I am somewhat bitter toward those who knew better, preaching to them, taking advantage of the blind faith, to skew the vote by saying a god would be displeased, it would be a sin to vote for kerry, and the wrath of the god is on your head if you do not vote for Bush.

I am bitter toward the MSM, who have gone completely down the selfish, unethical, hole, by not presenting truth,by pandering to an insane man and giving the finger to the people, in favor of their own self interest and financial security.

I am bitter at politicians who would allow it to go on, for it is certain now that all barriers to fascism and corruption are gone.

I am beginning to become bitter toward wealthy people--although I realize that may be a bit irrational, but there is some resentment brewing.

But the stupid jerks who are so easily swayed--I just look upon them as stupid.
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Seabiscuit Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-16-05 09:22 AM
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85. Some anger me, but I feel sorry for most - dumb and brainwashed
by the right-wing media. Uninformed and ill-informed and too dumb to know the difference.
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skippythwndrdog Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-16-05 09:42 AM
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87. They did what they thought was right, we did what we thought was right.
Simple as that. Bushevoters are not evil, they are just wrong. note bene that they think that we are just as dumb for voting Kerry as we think they are for voting Bush. America will survive, no matter who is right. It may suck for a few years, but we'll make out OK.
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WI Independent Donating Member (156 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-16-05 10:15 AM
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90. Thank you... the voice of reason.
I find some of the comments on here troubling. Why is "red state" bigotry and stereotyping any more acceptable than racial bigotry and stereotyping?

Some of the rants I've seen on here could easily have come from David Duke with the simple change of "rethug" or "fundy" or ??? to "n*"...
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Tigress DEM Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-16-05 03:08 PM
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118. What's an Independent doing on a Democratic website?
It's a free country, so I guess if you're looking at Bush as someone who isn't doing the job ....

As you can tell from my posts, I hold Democrats to a higher standard than I'm seeing here, but are you here for a reason?

These people are hopefully just venting and will be able to move toward a better place in their life because they've let off a little steam.

The Democrats have been told to "Shut up and be patriotic!" too long.
Our anger is understandable. It's just that it's not moving past the anger that bothers me.
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WI Independent Donating Member (156 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-17-05 08:35 AM
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153. Poor choice of user name?
I meant independent with a little "i". I'm not now, nor have I ever been, affliated with any party.

I'm not here to cause trouble if that's what your asking. I really do try to keep an open mind in life and understand everyone's point of view. I do agree with a lot of liberal/progressive ideals, but find the stronger central government needed to implement them frightening.

I hope you're right about venting... I expect conservative people to be closed-minded, but if liberal thinking people are becoming that way also, our country could really be in trouble.
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Balbus Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-16-05 02:44 PM
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111. Well said!
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kentuck Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-16-05 03:01 PM
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114. Not well said....
They knew it wasn't right...and they voted for that asshole anyway. And they know even today it wasn't right and are in denial because they don't want to accept any responsibility for their vote...at least, many of them. Many of them are very proud of their vote. I cannot agree with those folks.
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Tigress DEM Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-16-05 03:20 PM
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122. Too bad, Kentuck. This thread is out of control, and so are you.
You could have listened to any voice of reason, tried to really get past how you feel, instead you're acting like a child.

YOU are what give Democrats a bad name. Saying one thing, but being a total hypocrite when it comes to your own behavior.

I hope you simmer down later and can get past this.

Good thoughts for you. Maybe it's just too much coming at you all at once. I'm sure you're a good guy outside of this difficult issue.
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kentuck Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-16-05 03:24 PM
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123. Please don't send any of your "good thoughts" my way...
i have had enough of them already. But, thanks anyway.
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Tigress DEM Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-16-05 03:31 PM
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127. 3 posts down, "We should kill them"
Nuff said.
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kentuck Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-16-05 03:34 PM
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128. They would never say that about you....
Would they? But we are better than they. We shouldn't let our anger roll over into hatred, like they do, right? But I thank you for your comments. :)
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The Flaming Red Head Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-16-05 09:47 AM
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88.  All I can do is pity the poor ones because they're so stupid
I hate when I get behind an older model car that barely runs and it's full of kids and they have W, anti-abortion, and Jesus stickers all over the rear window and bumper. I want to talk to them, but then I think they're dumb, dumb, and dumber and I know they wouldn't get it, even if I wrote it out slowly in crayon and included colored pictures. So I just sigh and drive on by.
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FreeStateDemocrat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-16-05 10:12 AM
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89. Damn straight I do!
I live in the middle of a poor, hardcore neo-con area and have grown up with the nescience and lack of tolerance. I find that a combination of ignorance, greed and/or ideology (religion) motivates most repukes. The level of selfishness, insensitivity, arrogance and hypocritical behavior is truly amazing. If they just showed a hint of empathy and understanding but no, its all one-side aggressive obtuseness. I use to be more tolerant towards their opinion but due to their uncompromising overbearing attitude, I have hardened my views to counterbalance their complete lack of reconciliation or compromise on any social issues. It is now a cultural war and if you try to placate them they will run over you and laugh at your broken remains.
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nadinbrzezinski Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-16-05 07:53 PM
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139. No it is NOT a culture war, don't fall for the Repuke
talking points.

Call it what it is... A COLD CIVIL WAR, which their leadership has been pushing and will lead very easily to a HOT SHOOTING civil war.

But a divided nation with no class consiciousness helps the cheap labor conservs to achieve their goals
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earth mom Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-18-05 11:14 AM
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195. You said it
the ignorance they display is astounding especially when presented with the facts-and believe me, I've beaten my head against the wall trying to do so. It is cult-like mind control and it's beyond scary that nothing matters more than their allegiance to *. They will do anything and I mean anything to deny the truth and short of seeing old * on video speaking about all his dirty deeds ala Nixon; thus, they won't ever and I mean ever admit they are wrong or what's going on is wrong. Sure, there are still a lot of uninformed people out there, but you have to wonder how many of the right wing votes would change anyway even if these people knew the half of it-since nothing is more important than their devotion to fear and their so called "moral values"-not even the threat of their own children going off to war.

As posted above: the lack of empathy, the selfishness, the insensitivity, the arrogance and hypocritical behavior is truly amazing-how can you not feel extreme and intense dismay, dislike and disgust with attitudes such as these? It is truly sickening. :puke:


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Spirochete Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-16-05 10:55 AM
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91. Yes! We should kill them all
and then have a revote.

To be serious - yes, I do, because I feel a lot of them voted the way they did out of selfishness and/or hatred. Vote away your chance at health care and send your kids to Iraq just to be sure gays can't ever get married...
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underpants Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-16-05 11:15 AM
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95. Yes but I temper it with pity
I actually do feel sorry for them.
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Vinca Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-16-05 01:49 PM
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98. Bush voters deserve everything they get.
Unfortunately, we're recipients of the nightmare as well, so we have to bear a little pain as we gloat. How many days till the next election?? We ought to start a countdown.
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femme.democratique Donating Member (969 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-16-05 02:28 PM
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104. I hate them, animosity is too weak a word
The statements Bush made about "no accountability" have really set me off I can barely see straight.

Those who choose not to see what is plainly visible, and wholeheartedly believe in excusing the rape, torture, lying and war are quite deserving of hatred. Granted the media complicity is to blame for most of this, but at their core these people have proven that they are easily controlled, have NO curiosity or critical thinking skills, their priorities are severely and psychotically mis-aligned, and can be made to believe and do anything that Bush wants them to do as long as he wraps it up in the flag. IMO anyone who willingly voted for Shrub is very, VERY dangerous because they're evidently overly susceptible to exploitation and manipulation of their base fears which is never a good thing.

These are the same right-wing apologists who call people wanting to voice their dissent via protestors "traitor terrorists" who should be locked uo for life. I hate them all, for they have been given an opportunity to do good in the world via their vote and they have chosen the path to evil and greed. They deserve no sympathy. These people make me want to have an abortion just so I can throw MY OWN PRIVATE fetus right in their faces...considering how I feel personally about abortion, yeah I'd say thats hatred.
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seimmud Donating Member (45 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-17-05 10:25 AM
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154. Ummm
These people make me want to have an abortion just so I can throw MY OWN PRIVATE fetus right in their faces...considering how I feel personally about abortion, yeah I'd say thats hatred.

No offense, but that is sick. This whole thread is alarming as a democrat but yours takes the cake. Regardless how you view abortion, your posts sets a very dark moment after all the posts I have viewed.

I am probably a minority, but I do think a baby, pending no extreme problems, should be given the same gift I received which is a life. If you want to end that gift just for spite then I dont know where I stand in relation to the political landscape.

For anyone sypathetic to my position, please understand.
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MissBrooks Donating Member (614 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-17-05 03:01 PM
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173. Seek help
throw MY OWN PRIVATE fetus right in their faces..




This is the sickest thing I've ever read.

You really need to get some counseling to deal with your hate.



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PROGRESSIVE1 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-16-05 02:32 PM
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106. yes
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PROGRESSIVE1 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-16-05 02:38 PM
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108. I HATE them! You have no idea as to how many of these....
shitbags have called me "un-Patriotic" and accused me of being a traitor! You CANNOT be both a Bush supporter and an American!

By the way, Al Franken needs to get WWE's "Bradshaw" off of his program. Bradshaw (who will someday surcome to his steroid usage) as called those who do not support Bush "terrorists", "Un-American", and "Anti-Troop"!

Franken is a ding dong for letting this crap on his program. That's why I don't listen to him.
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marcologico Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-16-05 03:05 PM
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117. Nah. They had their reasons, they were just shitty reasons. n/t
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SemperEadem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-16-05 03:11 PM
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119. No, I don't...
I feel comfortable in the fact that when * begins to destroy their standard of living, eliminate their means of legal redress when they've been provably wronged, throws them out of a job that is being sent overseas, drives the deficit into the next galaxy, turn them out of their medical coverage when they're most in need of it, drafts their children and sends them back in a body bag, I know that they all will be howling and spitting over the fact that they will see in that moment that they've been so wronged---and that they're to blame because they elected him knowing full well who/what * is about, but they let themselves get suckered by some 1950's era boogy-man fear issue into voting for him again.

They allowed themselves to be lulled into this stupor by believing a vote for * was a vote against gay marriage and for a return to the 'good ol' days'... so I will laugh in their face with the confidence of one who wasn't fooled for one minute.
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nadinbrzezinski Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-16-05 07:40 PM
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135. Hence why these days they only see me wiht a very
cryptic smile...

They don't get it, but increasingly I am seeing buyer's regret... I just shrug my shoulders.

"I don't want to hear about it. You voted for that sick fuck!"
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yardwork Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-16-05 07:43 PM
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136. Well said, Kentuck. I feel the same way, as much as I try to be forgiving
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Grace Donating Member (23 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-16-05 08:41 PM
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142. None whatsoever,
We live in a representative republic, where people have the right to vote for whomever. Just because someone has a different political leaning than I do, does not mean I should hate them. We are the TOLERANT ones. Are we forgetting that?
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kentuck Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-16-05 09:27 PM
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144. It 's just a different "political leaning"?
I feel much better now.
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Grace Donating Member (23 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-16-05 09:47 PM
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145. I'm glad, I hope your blood pressure is lower now
;)
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mhr Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-17-05 11:25 AM
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158. The Fundies Are Not Tolerant Of Us - Why Should We Tolerate Them?
eom
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MHalblaub Donating Member (153 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-17-05 04:35 PM
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181. The terrorists act unlawful - Why Should the arabs have rights?
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mhr Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-17-05 05:54 PM
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182. Bad Behavior Is Bad Behavior - If Someone or Some Group
Is consistently working to disenfranchise another group then the group that is being harassed has the right to seek redress of for grievances.

The rule of law - tolerance has nothing to do with it.
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MHalblaub Donating Member (153 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-18-05 04:45 AM
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191. Not all who voted for Bush#2 are fundies but
I admit you don't have to accept talibanization of public education or other violations of your rights.

Can you tolerate that I didn't voted for Kerry?
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mbee Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-16-05 08:46 PM
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143. Don't get mad - get even! We need a list of Democratic businesses
to support and that will turn a few heads. The only thing those people understand is loss of their money. Get busy time's a wasting!
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American Tragedy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-16-05 09:55 PM
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146. Oh, yes, kentuck. Absolutely.
Perhaps never more than when I saw a truly decent man who I talked to at my first college Dems meeting more than two years ago, a man named Daniel Mongiardo, narrowly lose to the arrogant, willfully ignorant Jim Bunning.
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Carolab Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-16-05 10:15 PM
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147. Everytime I'm behind a car with that damn "W" bumpersticker...
it makes me automatically want to rear-end the car, flip them off, etc.

They are either ignorant, selfish or bigoted or perhaps all three...and they have a "superiority complex" to boot. Insufferable.
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laylah Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-17-05 05:57 AM
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148. Unfortunately, yes
If they were just downright stupid, it would be one thing. However, they are downright ignorant which, in my eyes, makes them dangerous. I have cut many family members out of my life for their ignorant, uneducated decisions regarding *dumbass. May they reap the fruit of that ignorance :mad:

Jenn
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ComerPerro Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-17-05 07:25 AM
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150. No, But I don't care what happens to them
Can't get health care?

I don't give a shit.

Your son just got drafted?

I don't give a shit.

Your new job pays less than the one you lost?

I don't give a shit.

You will have to work until you are 75 just to scrape by in retirement?

I - don't - give - a - shit.

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ally_sc Donating Member (238 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-17-05 07:43 AM
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151. it is hard to turn the other cheek...
especially when they won't even see my POV...i don't try to convert them...I just try to be honest. personally i believe the whole country is in denial.
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ibegurpard Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-17-05 07:47 AM
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152. Yes, and I find it difficult to want to be around my parents
even though they are good people and I love them dearly it is very difficult to have a conversation that doesn't somehow end up being political. I'm finding that I avoid spending time with them.
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Walt Starr Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-17-05 10:25 AM
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155. They are as evil as their master
No holds barred against them. They are the enemy.
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in_cog_ni_to Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-17-05 11:28 AM
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159. animosity is too kind a word
for the way I feel toward repukes. I detest them with every fiber of my being. They represent everything that's bad in the world today. War, racism, bigotry, anti gay, anti choice, anti poor, anti free religion, huge deficit, death and destruction, ect. What's to like? THAT is the question. I cannot think of ONE thing I like about repukes. Not one.
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tom_paine Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-17-05 11:29 AM
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160. I feel exactly about them as I feel about Hitler Supporers
and the Good Germans who's tepid support and apathy the Fuhrer could not have succeeded without.

They are us, we are they.

I must say now, fully understanding at least the propaganda side of what the 1930s Germans went through, I fell much more amibvalent and sympathetic to them.

It's hard to stop a self-reinforcing Totalitarian Tyranny with a gigantic lying Propaganda machine which itself is self-reinforcing operting outside the constraints of logic or even reality.

So let's say I feel better about Busheviks and Good Germans than I did before I lived insided a Republic turning towards Totalitarian Tyranny myself.
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sunnystarr Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-17-05 11:50 AM
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162. I watched my daughter buy into the right wing crap ...
I'm sure that many more like her did the same thing. Married with one child, she resented that people received Welfare and Medicaid looking at only the abusers of the system. She resented that her taxes were so high and that they always had to pay and never received a refund. She's an RN and her hubby a union master electrician. When they started out together both only earned minimum wage and struggled.

She started by listening to Dr. Laura, agreeing that people weren't responsible with their children and families and bemoaning the lack of morality so prevalent today. While she's Catholic, she's probably average, not going to church (mainly because she was working) and getting out of the habit. She became increasingly judgemental. It was hard for me to reconcile her "Polly Purebred" Martha Stewart self from the girl who in her teens was into Punk Rock, wore black for an entire year with scarves woven around her calves, who used 4 letter words as her favorite adjectives, and who was so involved politically as a Dem.

From Dr. Laura she went to Ann Coulter. My grandson now goes to a Catholic school. She closes her mind to all reason. Now here's a gal who has to read everything about anything who is now only choosing to read the neocon mantras.

My conversations with her have to be carefully structured to now avoid any mention of politics. I did break down the other day and talked for a half hour straight uninterrupted about Bush policies. I know I didn't get through.

It's easy to feel anger and frustration against those I don't know. It's actually painful and heartbreaking when it's someone I love.
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kentuck Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-17-05 11:55 AM
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163. Dr Laura, then Ann Coulter....
Does she also listen to Sean Hannity and Rush Limbaugh? It seems that the right-wing propaganda is much like a cult and it is no easy task to attempt to de-program...
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sunnystarr Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-17-05 08:10 PM
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185. I'm sure she did until recently when her schedule changed.
You're right de-programming seems next to impossible.
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marcologico Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-17-05 11:59 AM
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164. The GOP message machine is one hell of an operation, very effective
on many levels and hard to resist. That's why I can't blame Bush voters. They think their reasons are good even though they're totally bogus.
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cindyw Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-17-05 12:30 PM
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165. Sometimes my highbeams go on by themselves. I'm not sure how it happens!
:evilgrin:
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ernstbass Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-17-05 12:43 PM
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166. They make my blood boil
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Cats Against Frist Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-17-05 01:00 PM
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168. I wish that I could get as far away from any of them as possible
Now that's BUSH VOTERS -- not conservatives, paleocons and right-wing libertarians who didn't vote for Bush. Those guys I can handle.

Bush voters are just stupid. And yes, I do feel animosity toward them. I excercise this though, by being extraordinarily condescending, though I realize it simply damages their low self-esteem even more, which makes them cling to their outmoded belief system of fear, powerlessness and delusion.

See what I mean?
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AuntiBush Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-17-05 02:02 PM
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172. Agreed!
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franmarz Donating Member (355 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-17-05 01:30 PM
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169. No animosity for the Bush voters,poor souls--
I classify them along with the 48% of the people who still think that Saddam blew up the twin towers. There are so many people here in the USA who have not much education and dont care to obtain one. What can anyone say to these un-motivated people, who have no ambition and see no reason to get one. In another way, the opposite of these last people, are the ones that have discovered a satisfaction in their own world and are satisfied with the status quo.
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AuntiBush Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-17-05 01:59 PM
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171. Don't get me started!
Edited on Mon Jan-17-05 02:00 PM by AuntiBush
I never realized just how many of "them" exist! They give "stupidity" a whole new meaning. Matter-of-fact, I believe they enjoy the mess we're in - like bring on Revalations. The rest of us could burn in hell for all they care and they don't.

They're too closed-minded! I've marked several so-called friends off my list since the election. Mind you, I don't bring it up, but they do. Couldn't put my finger on it till I seen the term "sore winners!"

Hope we're still here in 2008 to watch them grumble, groble, whatever! Jeez, don't get me started!
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MissBrooks Donating Member (614 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-17-05 03:11 PM
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174. So much hate... why?
The only difference between us and them is that we can read the same paragraph and see it two different ways.
They aren't evil - they just come from a different set of values then we do. They have had different experiences that have created those values.


We need to stop blaming and hating and start learning to communicate with them. We need to be able to accurate discuss our views without spewing hate. They will not listen to us if we are not rational and if we don't learn to communicate better.

Take a deep breath, everyone - and let's regroup - without the hate. And let's learn to talk with them about the issues without calling them evil or stupid.



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jn2375 Donating Member (858 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-17-05 03:11 PM
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175. yes
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tnlefty Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-17-05 03:31 PM
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176. Any? No, more than I can express.
I think that it's dawning on some of my relatives that their idea that the election is over so let's just get back to normal bullshit ain't happening. Same for some of my neighbors and other braindead bushbots seem to be having a reality check, too. I'm not particularly interested in playing nice.
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0007 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-17-05 04:19 PM
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178.  Bitter hostility and open enmity!
....and your trying hard not blame them for being stupid?
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ArkDem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-17-05 04:22 PM
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179. I've always wanted to beat up people I disagree with.
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War Pigs Donating Member (176 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-17-05 04:30 PM
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180. I feel nothing BUT animosity for these narrow-minded assholes. That this
Edited on Mon Jan-17-05 04:31 PM by War Pigs
simple fuck convinced 9 million more people to vote for him after his 1st term fuckups is confusion I will take to my grave.:wtf:
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GOPBasher Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-17-05 05:57 PM
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183. Yes. nt
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Kosmos Mariner Donating Member (276 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-17-05 08:33 PM
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186. Yes.
And it is very difficult when it comes to family members. This is not some academic debate about the degree of government influence in our lives, this is about a fundamental deviation from American principles. They are all accessories to the crime in my view.



:dem:

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Gloria Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-17-05 08:36 PM
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187. Yes. Since I live with one, I am reminded everyday of how
Edited on Mon Jan-17-05 08:37 PM by Gloria
utterly uniformed, close-minded, selfish, and mean they can be.

Every day. UGH!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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MHalblaub Donating Member (153 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-18-05 04:59 AM
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192. If there are no jammers around
then present him a radio fixed to the BBC.
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MHalblaub Donating Member (153 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-18-05 05:13 AM
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193. If there are no jammers around
then present him a radio fixed to the BBC.
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poppet Donating Member (123 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-17-05 08:38 PM
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188. yes n/t
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KJMagic Donating Member (26 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-17-05 08:45 PM
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189. yes i do...
but nothing will come out of just hating them... you must be "be the change you want"
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Lostnote03 Donating Member (850 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-17-05 08:53 PM
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190. I sympathize them.....
......For one reason or many, they cannot accept our country in its entirety........
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