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underpants Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-01-06 08:31 AM
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“ACLU Nativity Scene” at the Univ. of Texas at Austin
The voices coming from my dashboard told me about this yesterday. I can't find any news link for it yet though.

AUSTIN, TX – The Young Conservatives of Texas - University of Texas Chapter announced today that they will be displaying an “ACLU Nativity Scene” on the West Mall of the University of Texas campus on Monday and Tuesday, December 4th and 5th. The group’s intent is to raise awareness on the extremity of the ACLU, and bring to light its secular-progressive efforts to remove Christmas from the public sphere. The display, the first of its kind in the nation, will feature characters that are quite a bit different than the standard crèche.

“We’ve got Gary and Joseph instead of Mary and Joseph in order to symbolize ACLU support for homosexual marriage, and of course there isn’t a Jesus in the manger,” said Chairman Tony McDonald. “The three Wise Men are Lenin, Marx, and Stalin because the founders of the ACLU were strident supporters of Soviet style Communism. The whole scene is a tongue-in-cheek way of showing the many ways that the ACLU and the far left are out of touch with the values of mainstream America.”

The scene will also display a terrorist shepherd and an angel in the form of Nancy Pelosi.

“The ACLU and other left-wing extremist groups are working diligently to destroy American’s rights to the free expression of religion,” said Executive Director Joseph Wyly. “We’ve already seen in Chicago an attempt to censor the nativity by a city government this week. It’s just more evidence that there is a War on Christmas being waged by the far-left in this country.”

Young Conservatives of Texas, a non-partisan conservative youth organization :shrug: , has been fighting for conservative values for more than a quarter century in the Lone Star State and publishes the most respected ratings of the Texas Legislature. YCT has chapters at universities across Texas including Texas A&M University, West Texas A&M University, Baylor University, University of Texas at Austin, Southern Methodist University, Midwestern University, Texas State University, University of Texas San Antonio, University of North Texas, Hardin-Simmons University, Texas Tech University, and Stephen F. Austin University.
http://yct-ut.org/index.php?id=events_pressreleases_show&prid=23&PHPSESSID=83a00019a85443c49d848e9d1ad7b0fa
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Mad_Dem_X Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-01-06 08:34 AM
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1. Ahh, the Hitler Youth are at it again
:crazy:
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Tesha Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-01-06 09:53 AM
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22. Strangely enough, when they get in trouble, the ACLU will...
Edited on Fri Dec-01-06 09:54 AM by Tesha
Strangely enough, when they get in trouble with
this stunt, the ACLU will probably come to their
defense.

Just like the ACLU defended Limpballs.

Tesha
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Blue_Tires Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-01-06 10:56 AM
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25. that is the ultimate irony that they will never understand
these pieces of shit will be the first ones to run to the ACLU for counsel the next time they feel their rights are infringed....and the ACLU, because it is one of the last organizations that truly believes in liberty and NOT partisan politics, will take their case (if legit) without hesitation...

and naturally, the 'students' seem to forget that the ACLU has been working overtime trying to reverse the stolen freedoms taken by bush's war on terror..that is who they should point their rage toward
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rkc3 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-01-06 03:32 PM
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82. Great point - I'm glad to read I'm not alone in thinking this,
Freedom is for everyone - if it doesn't apply to one group, it doesn't apply to any of us.
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noahmijo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-01-06 08:36 AM
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2. Good. Keep showing your true faces idiots
Little newsflash: Mainstream America wants no part of your sick adaption of Christianity.

#2 Fundie Christians have no sway over Christmas-it's not your holiday you hijacked it from the Pagans.

#3 The Chinese own Christmas-that's where all your dollars go at the start of the holiday shopping season. Look where all your Christmas decorations are made. See that "Made in China" imprint on your baby Jesus?

Idiots.
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jba Donating Member (16 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Dec-03-06 09:02 PM
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171. Little newsflash
Pagan Boy is right! Nearly half of America is deceived. It is possible that soon the US could be like Europe - in decline! Read your own threads! Is this how your gonna be! Realy inspiring - Not.
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baldguy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-01-06 08:37 AM
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3. Isn't "ACLU" and the ACLU logo copywrited trademarks?
I guess these college Republicans are a bunch of commies.
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proud2BlibKansan Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-01-06 08:37 AM
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4. rush talked about this yesterday
of course he thinks it is swell.
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underpants Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-01-06 08:50 AM
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11. I'll admit it-that's where I heard it

The post below about conservatives having really senses of humor is very accurate.
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scarface2004 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-02-06 10:41 AM
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142. and in the manger
we ll have rush limbaw getting fucked by a camel while ann kolter is getting fucked by a donkey
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SmokingJacket Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-01-06 08:37 AM
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5. Sounds like it will offend Christians rather than ACLUers. nt
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ClassWarrior Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-01-06 08:43 AM
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7. That was my thought exactly.
:rofl:

NGU.


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drm604 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-01-06 09:31 AM
Response to Reply #5
20. What should happen
is that local papers should receive many letters to the editor from "offended Christians" complaining about this blasphemy.
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Dr.Phool Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-01-06 01:04 PM
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44. It's so laughable, that if I were the ACLU
I'd take a picture of it andput it on a calender for members, and include a caption that says "We even defend peoples rights to do stupid crap like this".

And, I'm a proud, card-carrying member of the ACLU.
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formerrepuke Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-01-06 08:40 AM
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6. Someone ought to display a 'Republican Nativity Scene'...for balance.
...'wonder what it would look like. Snotty punks.
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blondeatlast Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-01-06 08:48 AM
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10. Ronnie and Nancy kneeling and praying beside W in the manger, surrounded
Edited on Fri Dec-01-06 08:49 AM by blondeatlast
by Dick Cheney, Tom Delay, and Newt Gingrich and three elephants. The lowly stable would be the presidential suite at the New York Palace.

Edit: make that one elephant, one polo pony, and a spoiled, yappy, annoying miniature poodle.
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HeeBGBz Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-01-06 08:55 AM
Response to Reply #10
15. With a golden idol baby jeezus
Covered in blood and dollar signs.
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HappyWeasel Donating Member (694 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-01-06 01:20 PM
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50. Yeah...
the three wisemen would have the gifts of oil, the severed head of a minority who died in Katrina and a small child for sexual favors.
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jwirr Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-01-06 03:04 PM
Response to Reply #10
79. LOL.
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Arugula Latte Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-01-06 04:20 PM
Response to Reply #10
92. Instead of sand, they'd be standing on piles of the elephants' sh#$. n/t
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tavalon Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-02-06 07:53 AM
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125. As always, as always! n/t
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PurpleChez Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-01-06 10:29 PM
Response to Reply #10
110. And don't forget horse shit all over the stable
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Ganja Ninja Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-01-06 08:52 AM
Response to Reply #6
14. See my post #12. n/t
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JHB Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-01-06 12:32 PM
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30. Nah. If they want to demean the nativity by using it as an offensive prop, let them
I'm in the camp that thinks people will take one look at this and be angrier at its sponsors (the campus brownshirts) than at its supposed target.

When these turkeys want to get their jollies by pissing on bystanders, I see no need to one-up them.
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Tesha Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-01-06 11:42 AM
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26. That would be King Herod killing all the baby boys
Edited on Fri Dec-01-06 11:42 AM by Tesha
> Someone ought to display a 'Republican Nativity Scene'...for balance.
> ...'wonder what it would look like.

That would be King Herod killing all the baby boys because
one of them *MIGHT* grow up to usurp his power and
privilege.

Tesha
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Initech Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-01-06 12:42 PM
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35. Screw that idea.
I think instead, we should have a giant poster of one of those messianic images of Bush spray-painted all over the campus walls. That would be sure to get some angry reaction!
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BR_Parkway Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-01-06 01:55 PM
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60. No baby in the manger due to child molestors, the wiseman would
be walking since their camels were stolen for corporate good, the gifts being given would all be Made in China, Mary would have her own Non-profit Think Tank to protest out of wedlock births, the shepherds would be draft dodging Young Republican Chickhawks and Joseph would be the preacher with his hand in everyone's back pocket
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MADem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-01-06 03:50 PM
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87. Well, the Baby Jeeeesus--the only innocent in the scene save the animals--would be played by a House
Page, who would be hiding behind a Mad Cow, writhing on the floor of the manger, against the unwanted attentions of Mark Foley, playing the shepherd. The sheep in the scene, quite sensibly, would be backed up against the walls of the manger shelter, looking at one another nervously and determined not to be abused again by the characters in this vignette. The Three Kings, Rummy, Cheney and Dumbya, would be bearing the gifts of death, destruction and famine. Ann Coulter would play the Virgin Mary, appropriate since she is so hideous both inside and out as to be unfuckable, and the role of Joseph would be played by Newt Gingrich, since we are talking about virgin birth, here, and he's an aficionado of the lazy blowjob!

You'd see no star in the east, because pollution would shield it from view. A pissed off angel might pass by quickly and shout "Hark, behold, I bring you tidings of great sorrow, which will persist as long as these assholes are hanging around! Vote them all out, and save yourselves!!!"
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catrose Donating Member (591 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-01-06 11:06 PM
Response to Reply #87
112. lol eom
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southpaw Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-01-06 04:15 PM
Response to Reply #6
90. A Republican nativity scene is impossible
You'll never be able to find three wise men and a virgin.
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Lost-in-FL Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-01-06 04:40 PM
Response to Reply #90
93. LOL!!!
:spray:
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seaj11 Donating Member (506 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Dec-03-06 06:56 PM
Response to Reply #90
168. Ha ha!
That's hilarious! :rofl:
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HiFructosePronSyrup Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-01-06 04:57 PM
Response to Reply #6
95. It'd be Mary dying from a back alley abortion.
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daveskilt Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-02-06 03:00 AM
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122. joseph selling tickets at the door
$400k donkey saddles made by haliburton.
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Vogon_Glory Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Dec-03-06 09:20 AM
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159. Don't forget the golden calf with the ENRON logo on its flank! n/t
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KKKarl is an idiot Donating Member (662 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Dec-04-06 11:23 AM
Response to Reply #6
174. ..
The only thing that will make it distinctive is that it will say "made in China" under the figures.
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hedgehog Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-01-06 08:45 AM
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8. Once again proving that Conservatives have no sense of humor.
These guys actually think this constitutes satire.
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Aviation Pro Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-01-06 12:42 PM
Response to Reply #8
34. It also proves....
...how fucking stupid they are.
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Debs Donating Member (723 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-01-06 06:25 PM
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101. Ironically
Since it is at least an attempt at satire it is serving a secular purpose therefore the ACLU will surely have no problem with it, thus making the EXACT opposite point they are trying to make. It will show the ACLU is NOT an extremist group. Since it seems that most conservatives get their sense of irony surgically removed at birth this will certainly go right over their heads
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AspenRose Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-02-06 05:34 PM
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145. Oh, it's mean-spirited 'humor'
It isn't 'humorous' to conservatives unless it's insulting someone in-their-face.

That's their idea of 'humor.'
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sam sarrha Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-01-06 08:47 AM
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9. they should have * , cheney, rummy, condie, etc around a manger full of cash..
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Ganja Ninja Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-01-06 08:51 AM
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12. Perhaps we should set up a conservative nativity scene.
Pretty much the traditional scene with a blue eyed baby Jesus (what else?) only with a twist. He's wearing a GOP armband and a Hitler mustache. Oh and lets not leave out the worshipers and the menacing Roman guards who have their spears pointed at their backs.
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Ken Burch Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-01-06 12:49 PM
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36. With the Minutemen beating the shit out of the Three Wise Men
For being undocumented aliens in the Holy Land. And deporting the Holy Family while they're at it.
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Chulanowa Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-01-06 11:06 PM
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113. Brought to mind...
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ticapnews Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-01-06 08:52 AM
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13. Nancy Pelosi = an angel?
Wow. I'd expect her to have horns and a tail...

Why aren't these little geniuses putting their creative efforts to use in Iraq. With their ingenuity, they'd be real assets over there...
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ContraBass Black Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Dec-03-06 04:37 AM
Response to Reply #13
157. I think I like that one.
Repent sinners, for the Angel of Justice descends.
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Catchawave Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-01-06 09:00 AM
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16. Sounds like a preview from Fox's new comedy show ?
Emailed to Keith "you just can't make this stuff up" Olbermann :evilgrin:

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madinmaryland Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-01-06 09:11 AM
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17. "a non-partisan conservative youth organization"
Isn't that by definition an oxymoron? Sounds like they are highly partisan.

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n2doc Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-01-06 09:19 AM
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19. Probably a historical artifact
They were Democrats back in the days when Democrats in Texas were Segregationists. When those people changed parties, this group followed.

We really need a few folks to dress up in Roman costumes with Bush, Cheney, et al., masks on around this "nativity scene"
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catrose Donating Member (591 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-01-06 11:07 PM
Response to Reply #17
114. that was my first thought
how can a conservative organization be nonpartisan?
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PDittie Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-01-06 09:14 AM
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18. Kicking and recommending
We're under fascist occupation here in Texas.

Please. Help. Us.
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noahmijo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-01-06 01:01 PM
Response to Reply #18
40. Move over here to Az-The only state that looks sane next to TX
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PDittie Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-02-06 08:59 AM
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137. Can't cut and run
Like my man David Van Os says, we'll stay to "fight 'em on the ice".
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bookman Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-02-06 01:25 AM
Response to Reply #18
120. We need to from an official...
.."Texas Underground".

:)

Happy Holidays Y'all!
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PDittie Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-02-06 09:07 AM
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139. TxDU
Boy, do we need that.

This article about the Texification of the GOP is the best description I have read about the plague we still suffer from here. It's too bad that the voters of Texas are so slow to wake up to the mistakes that they (still keep) sending to Austin -- and then on to Washington.
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AspenRose Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-02-06 05:36 PM
Response to Reply #18
146. Why do you think I escaped to New Mexico?
Come on over!
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drm604 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-01-06 09:37 AM
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21. It's not only unfunny,
it's also inaccurate. They're attacking a straw-man. The ACLU protects people's free expression of religion.
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TheMadMonk Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-01-06 02:26 PM
Response to Reply #21
69. By denying enforced expression X-tianity. n/t
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Buzz Clik Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-01-06 09:57 AM
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23. Stupid bastards. They can worship anywhere they want. Why on public property?
I'll never understand these paranoid freaks -- always whining that their inability to shove their fucking religion down my throat is somehow a violation of their rights.
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snappyturtle Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-01-06 02:12 PM
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66. BINGO! n/t
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PVnRT Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-01-06 10:01 AM
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24. waaaaaaaaahhhhhhhhh
No wonder conservatives like to tell people to shut up and quit whining. They don't like being drowned out.
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donsu Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-01-06 11:49 AM
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27. what a bunch of mean minded young people - hope they never have

kids
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Bridget Burke Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-01-06 12:26 PM
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29. Perhaps they could direct that energy elsewhere....
By joining the Army, Navy, Air Force or Marines?
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PunkPop Donating Member (847 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-01-06 12:56 PM
Response to Reply #27
39. Unfortunately they do
Creating a legacy of pettiness and ignorance that is the lifeblood of the Republican party.
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tavalon Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-02-06 07:59 AM
Response to Reply #27
126. Sadly, these folks are at the shallow end of the gene pool
They probably don't know (nor care) how to prevent pregnancy.
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Luminous Animal Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-01-06 12:05 PM
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28. A good counter protest...
Local lefty religious folks and ACLU members should go the mall and pray and hand out flyers containing information about the ACLU's lawsuits that they've fought (and won) that promote religous expression in the public sphere.

Also, check out this DU post.

http://www.democraticunderground.com/discuss/duboard.php?az=view_all&address=364x2835573
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underpants Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-01-06 01:25 PM
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52. Excellent post
thanks
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DinahMoeHum Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-01-06 12:37 PM
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31. Just remember, YCT, the Virgin Mary was an unwed, teenage mother.
:evilgrin:
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rkc3 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-01-06 03:38 PM
Response to Reply #31
83. Joseph, I'm pregnant.
Jesus Christ!

So you already heard?
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Oldtimeralso Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-02-06 12:56 AM
Response to Reply #31
117. The Virgin Mary was an unwed, teenage mother...
impregnated by a much older man. What was the age of consent?
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VPStoltz Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-02-06 12:59 AM
Response to Reply #117
118. Did Jesus have an older or younger brother?
At any rate, I was a church going Catholic until my mid-twenties and NEVER heard of Mary and Joseph getting married.
And if James, Jesus's brother is older, that makes her a two time sinner.
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Jennos20 Donating Member (149 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-01-06 12:40 PM
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32. Nooooo!!
I walk through the west mall everyday! UGH! Why do these crazies have to do this at my beloved school :(
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tavalon Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-02-06 08:02 AM
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127. You have a wonderful opportunity here
Go there and if any of these freaks are standing around watching, point and laugh. Laugh until your sides hurt. Petty people like this hate, I do mean hate to be laughed at! Please, go have a mockfest. Bring your friends and have a big mockfest. Laughter is good for your soul and it will so piss them off.
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tavalon Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-02-06 08:03 AM
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128. Also,
my partner will be going to Austin for a visit in about 2 weeks. I'll send him and a few of our like minded friends to do exactly that!
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AspenRose Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-02-06 05:41 PM
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147. Take some enlistment forms with you when you walk past
Or set up a table with some friends and play 'Yellow Elephant Bingo'

Be sure you wear one of these:

http://www.cafepress.com/patriotboy/693548
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Aviation Pro Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-01-06 12:41 PM
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33. Hey, morons, instead of worrying about displaying....
...your little myth, why don't you get back to work preparing for your quantitative analysis, fluid dynamics and calculus 3 finals?

Oh, wait a second, those are too tough for you, aren't they? OK, then just drop out of school like your hero, KKKarl Rover.
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originalpckelly Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-01-06 12:55 PM
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37. I've one question, if the founders were commies, why did Eisenhower...
Edited on Fri Dec-01-06 12:55 PM by originalpckelly
MacArthur, and Truman all give the ALCU letters of commendation? From one of the best journalists in America history, Edward R. Murrow:
"...the American Civil Liberties Union holds in its files letters of commendation from President Truman, President Eisenhower, and General MacArthur."

http://www.lib.berkeley.edu/MRC/murrowmccarthy.html

Ironically, that was the report in response to McCarty and his "ism."
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Lydia Leftcoast Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-01-06 12:55 PM
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38. I would say "They're too stupid to be in college," but as a former
professor, I know that many colleges will take anyone who can pay the tuition.
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seaj11 Donating Member (506 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Dec-03-06 06:59 PM
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169. Quite true.
Luckily some of them turn away from the Dark Side thanks to good professors.
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valerief Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-01-06 01:01 PM
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41. Time for an evolution display, staring with a Young Conservative
and progressing to a snail moving up to a dog then an ape then Homo Sapiens.
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mopinko Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-01-06 01:02 PM
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42. i'm in chicago. i have no idea what they are talking about
unless this is something from way back. i googled for this, and only got fundie blogs. no news sources at all.
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Mrspeeker Donating Member (671 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-01-06 01:04 PM
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43. non-partisan conservative youth organization
LoL this says it all!
The definition of non-partisan is: Based on, influenced by, affiliated with, or supporting the interests or policies of no single political party: a nonpartisan commission; nonpartisan opinions.

Think they should work on changing their name to the Partisan Conservative Youth Organization before the big ACLU nativity scene.

Another thing that bothers me...WTF??? are they teaching these kids in college, not the definition of partisan apparently!
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IWantAChange Donating Member (974 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-01-06 01:06 PM
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45. Is it possible to be more out of touch with reality?
If the 'Young Republicans' would simply turn off Faux News and their radios tuned into hate radio they may learn something about this country that could change their warped minds.
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Cheap_Trick Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-01-06 01:10 PM
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46. what a bunch of douchebags
Face it, turds: you had your chance to run things, and you fucked them up big time. Now, shut the fuck up and let the adults handle things. Wouldn't it be ironic if they were somehow prevented from doing this pathetic display and turned to the ACLU for help? You know they would. :crazy:
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Not Sure Donating Member (334 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-01-06 01:15 PM
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49. Took the words out of my mouth
If these morons would chat for 30 seconds with the other 99% of students in Austin, chances are they'd be engulfed in a cloud of smoke that would clear their minds of the bullshit they've been spoonfed here in Texas all their lives. I can see their smug little faces now, so pleased with themselves they came up with this ridiculous little "protest."
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TheMadMonk Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-01-06 02:39 PM
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70. Well a cloud of smoke anyway.
recalling my own college days. :evilgrin:
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Maestro Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-01-06 01:11 PM
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47. What a stupid act!
Edited on Fri Dec-01-06 01:11 PM by Maestro
Really, it is not only inaccurate of what the ACLU protects and inaccurate of "extreme" leftist organizations, but I do believe that it will cause them more harm than benefit as it is completely blasphemous to the very religious people these dolts want to defend. What idiots!
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Lexingtonian Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-01-06 01:11 PM
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48. this should backfire very nicely

The ACLU's point is about majoritarianism vs minority rights in the public square...who knew that Lenin, Marx, and Stalin and gay men represent the "conservative" religious outlook?

Oh, wait....Grover Norquist does have a portrait of Lenin on the wall of his office in DC, and he is gay. Ted Haggert would be the partner. Then there's Stalin, whose gulag archipelago, secret police, and waste of young mens' lives Republicans have reestablished recently (in the name of "freedom", of course). Marx...well, considering they don't know how to read, they just take someone's word about him....

I recommend our side offer them miniature copies of the Constitution to place in the crib :)
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HappyWeasel Donating Member (694 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-01-06 01:22 PM
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51. Yeah...
maybe we should litter the scene with constitutions and then ask the university to sell some interest in land to us to show that we are willing to use PRIVATE funds and lands for our worship, not the taxpayers' dollars.
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ananda Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-01-06 01:26 PM
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53. It's hard to imagine so much hate..
.. during the season of christ consciousness.

God bless us every one.
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mzmolly Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-01-06 01:30 PM
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54. "non-partisan?"
:rofl:

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hughee99 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Dec-03-06 02:23 AM
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154. Exactly...
Isn't "non-partisan conservative" an oxy-moran.
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NJmaverick Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-01-06 01:37 PM
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55. Why do right wingers hate civil righs????
is dictatorships their choice of government?
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Hawaii Hiker Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-01-06 01:37 PM
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56. These dopes are cut from the same cloth
as Bill Orally, aka O'Reilly....

Why don't these assholes do some real Christian work & donate some time & money working at a shelter, VA Hosiptal, etc....Instead, these crackpots would rather shove their brand of Christian Nationalism on everyone...

The religious right, they never change..
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YankeyMCC Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-01-06 01:41 PM
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57. Just goes to show
just being exposed to a college education doesn't mean a heck of a lot as an indicator of intelligence.

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Ian David Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-01-06 01:45 PM
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58. If I remember correctly, The ACLU has a Manger and Christmas Tree in their lobby.
And they've also sent their staffers out onto the sidewalk to sing Christmas Carols with "protesters." They've even given the protesters hot chocolate (greeted them as liberators?)
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underpants Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-01-06 02:50 PM
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73. See link on post#28
That has the story about the staff taking hot drinks out to the carolers.
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LonelyLRLiberal Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-01-06 01:55 PM
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59. Austin is a liberal bastion in Texas, so I expect there will be some reaction.
The idiots don't realize that no one is trying to wipe out religion or christianity, but just trying to preserve separation of church and state.
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frylock Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-01-06 01:56 PM
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61. i'm sorry, but vandalism of the highest order is what's needed here..
I really hate these punk-ass idiots.
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jahyarain Donating Member (254 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-01-06 01:58 PM
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62. wait a minute everyone
Edited on Fri Dec-01-06 02:03 PM by jahyarain
don't you think you're being a little hard on these poor kids. i mean, they ARE self-professed conservatives. cognitive impairment is their strong suit.
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jobycom Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-01-06 02:01 PM
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63. Seems appropriate. A Republican religious display without Jesus.
The Republicans thoroughly hate the image of Jesus, yet build a religion built on the name of Jesus that completely ignores the man himself. So, a bunch of people standing around worshipping the spot where Jesus should be but isn't is about as perfect a summary of the Republican misinterpretation of Christianity as one could create.

Of course, to be completely true, they should replace the liberal figures with themselves, dressed in hoods or neo-Nazi garb. Maybe force non-white people (like Jesus himself) to fill the roles of the animals at the Nativity, since that's how Repubs see people.
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ClintonTyree Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-01-06 09:34 PM
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106. No, no,no, no.....you've got it all wrong.
THEIR JESUS IS A WHITE MAN! An Aryan, blue-eyed, fair skinned, bearded WHITE MAN. He bears no resemblance to what any other man of that area of the world, in that period of time, would look like. ;)

There, I guess I set you straight. :rofl:

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NoPasaran Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-02-06 09:02 AM
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138. No, their "Jesus" would be a golden calf n/t
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lies and propaganda Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-01-06 02:04 PM
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64. i expect more from Austin
you Southern bashers can talk shit, but Austin is a little gorgeous blue island within Texas and this really saddens me.
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ClintonTyree Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-01-06 09:45 PM
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108. Uhhhhh....
I don't see any "southern bashers talking shit" in this thread. Sorry you think that way. :shrug: Maybe you're a bit too defensive about your geographical position.
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Lexingtonian Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-02-06 02:02 AM
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121. Will you fellows ever take that lumberyard off your shoulders? n/t
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jobycom Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-02-06 10:27 AM
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140. What fellows? Southern liberals? nt
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tavalon Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-02-06 08:13 AM
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129. Being from there ( I moved less than a year ago)
it has changed somewhat. It used to be an oasis from the rest of that batshit crazy state and if you live in certain areas, it still can be but overall, it's getting much larger and the rest of Texas is encroaching. It isn't as great as it used to be, sadly. I'm glad to have left it.

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jobycom Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-02-06 10:28 AM
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141. We have fewer cockroaches than other places, but we've still got some
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peacetalksforall Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-01-06 02:05 PM
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65. BAD TASTE. This will go on record as being one of the all time
examples of bad taste in America and in a most insulting and dishonest way. It is character assassination and just plain slimy.

We should remember this when we get carried away with anger and not go this route.

Thanks and recognition should be given to all the good people who live in Texas. There are plenty.
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BluePatriot Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-01-06 02:16 PM
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67. Arrrgh. These guys are really a minority group on campus
...and do not represent UT Austin's demographic at all. Trust me, they will get laughed away.

*UT Austin alum
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angry_chuck Donating Member (346 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-01-06 11:08 PM
Response to Reply #67
115. I remember when they were supporting
bush in 2004 I saw some people and some YCT guys fight in the middle of the day. It was crazy, just like their ideas about what 'mainstream' America is thinking. What dumbasses.
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keithjx Donating Member (758 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-01-06 02:18 PM
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68. What better way to show your respect and honor than
to use it as a political tool? This level of stupidity always amazes me. You'd think I'd get used to it, but I just don't.
KJ
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VOX Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-01-06 02:39 PM
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71. So, if this "nativity" were to be vandalized, would anybody really protest?
Speaking hypothetically, would the ***non-partisan*** :rofl: Young Conservatives of Texas stage a protest that their effigies of Lenin, Marx, and Stalin, etc. were damaged/destroyed?

:crazy:

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tavalon Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-02-06 08:15 AM
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130. I think a much better usage of this obscenity
would be as mockage. In other words, people should go and point and laugh at these fuckwits and their stupid, stupid "nativity".
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berni_mccoy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-01-06 02:43 PM
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72. This is GREAT! They really love to make themselves LOOK STUPID!
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knitter4democracy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-01-06 02:58 PM
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74. In the immortal words of brian k. reese,
I'm sick and tired of whiny Christians!!!!!

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jwirr Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-01-06 02:59 PM
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75. As a Christian I can tell you that nothing we say here on DU or
liberals do in this nation or ACLU (I am a member) does insults me more that TU idoits with their idiot ideas. Happy Holidays.
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jeff30997 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-01-06 02:59 PM
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76. Lol! These idiots in their ignorance are in fact doing something interesting...
Gary and Joseph ? I have no problem with that.African Americans gays would be even nicer.

The three Wise Men could be three Wise latino,asian and Native Americans women(The Stalin part is

really pathetic).An angel in the form of Nancy Pelosi ? What's the problem with that ?

A terrorist shepherd ? WTF ? Oh! In fact they mean an Afghan shepherd who've been sent to Gitmo!

This would be a great Nativity Scene.I want one ! :rofl:

What a bunch of nuts!
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orleans Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-01-06 03:00 PM
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77. what a bunch of dumb assholes. making the rest of the pukes
proud to be connected with these "moran"s.

and they should THANK THE ACLU who would support their right to free speech--regardless of how it makes them all look like a bunch of little dickheads
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HappyWeasel Donating Member (694 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-01-06 03:03 PM
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78. : )
Edited on Fri Dec-01-06 03:06 PM by HappyWeasel
Whenever we see these neo-con demon-strations, we should put up a sign in front of it saying:


WARNING PROFUSE WHINNING AHEAD
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Dukkha Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-01-06 03:12 PM
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80. the irony of it is the ACLU would defend their right to display it
They care only about your civil rights. The Bill of Rights protects stupidity in America as well.

It just demonstrates the far right, i.e. the Young Conservatives of Texas, is out of touch with reality. :eyes:
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yellowcanine Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-01-06 03:19 PM
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81. How sophomoric of them.
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Catherine Vincent Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-01-06 03:41 PM
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84. Friggin' morons!
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Throwing Stones Donating Member (730 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-01-06 03:45 PM
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85. Not to state the obvious, but
oh, hell, why not. Think it's occurred to them that the ACLU would be the first group to defend their right to stage this?
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tavalon Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-02-06 08:17 AM
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131. Nope, such irony would completely escape them, I believe
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Mojambo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-01-06 03:48 PM
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86. Where are the unicorns? n/t
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jasmeel Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-01-06 03:52 PM
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88. Shouldn't these asshats be in Iraq?
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proud2BlibKansan Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-01-06 04:00 PM
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89. I have an idea!!
Someone posted this link to the Alliance Defense Fund. They are apparently the right wing warriors in this war on Christmas. Here is a link to their form to request legal help or report attacks on Christmas

http://www.saychristmas.org/legalrequest/default.aspx

Now if this little stunt in Texas isn't an attack on Christmas, then what is?

I am encouraging DUers to contact them and report this unChristian nativity display in Texas.

Here is my letter:

Dear ADF,
I am writing to report an attack on Christmas by students at the University of Texas in Austin. They are planning a nativity scene that includes Gary and Joseph instead of Mary and Joseph. Their wise men are Lenin, Marx and Stalin!

This is unbelievably offensive to Christians and to our most holy of days. I hope the ADF can put an immediate stop to this heresy in Texas.

Sincerely,
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Kerrytravelers Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Dec-03-06 04:52 PM
Response to Reply #89
164. DUne.
:hi:
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quiet.american Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-01-06 04:17 PM
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91. Typical "conservatives" -- outraged by their own mistaken reality.
Why can't they Google or pick up a newspaper like everybody else?

http://www.democraticunderground.com/discuss/duboard.php?az=show_topic&forum=364&topic_id=2835573

Merry Christmas to you too! Thank you for contacting the ACLU and
sharing your thoughtful comments about the ACLU, Christmas and
religion.

You might be interested in reading about some of our cases in which
we've defended religious expression and freedom over the years:
http://www.aclu.org/religion/govtfunding/26526res200608... " target=_blank
>http://www.aclu.org/religion/govtfunding/26526res200608... .

In addition, I thought you might like to read the following USA Today
article on the ACLU and Christmas.

Best regards,
Abigail Ferguson
ACLU Correspondence

A fictional 'war on Christmas'

By T. Jeremy Gunn

Last December, a group called Public Advocate for the United States
(which claims to defend America's traditional family values) sent some
Christmas carolers over to sing in front of the ACLU offices in
Washington.

Carrying signs reading "Merry Christmas" and "Please Don't Sue Us!" -
they also seem to have carried with them some rather strange imaginings
about an assault on Christmas. I don't know what the carolers thought might happen.

To tell the truth, the ACLU is not often serenaded by Christmas
carolers. So it was with some excitement that the staff went outside
and joined in the singing. They brought with them cookies and warm drinks
to share. One staff member, who is an ordained Baptist minister, did a
little witnessing about his faith to some astonished proponents of family
values....


More at the link:
http://www.democraticunderground.com/discuss/duboard.php?az=show_topic&forum=364&topic_id=2835573
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crim son Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-01-06 04:50 PM
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94. I think this action is more offensive to Christians
than having no creche at all.
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otherlander Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-01-06 05:10 PM
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96. Wow....
They honestly think that supporters of Soviet Communism are going to believe in civil liberties? Read "The Revolution Betrayed", idiots. :shakes head:
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madrchsod Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-01-06 05:41 PM
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97. fucking retards--- goes to show ya
all the money in the world can`t buy ya a brain
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keroro gunsou Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-02-06 03:25 PM
Response to Reply #97
143. so true...
ron white said it best:

there are over 350 procedures for body augmentation that are approved by the fda, but you can't fix stupid. stupid is forever.
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Towlie Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-01-06 05:55 PM
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98. Thank you, yes, I already posted this yesterday.
http://www.democraticunderground.com/discuss/duboard.php?az=show_mesg&forum=132&topic_id=2994512&mesg_id=2994512

And I even furnished a link to the story.

Oh well, I guess I need to build up 1000+ posts to be allowed to make the front page.
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Kerrytravelers Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Dec-03-06 04:54 PM
Response to Reply #98
165. Don't feel bad. Many threads sink. Mine do all the time, and I've been here over two years.
It's not personal.
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agincourt Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-01-06 06:19 PM
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99. That type of blatent stupidity and slander,
should be very physically painful. They need the Nancy Pelosi angel stuffed up where it hurts.
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Gatchaman Donating Member (944 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-01-06 06:23 PM
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100. Why does the song "Holiday in Cambodia" keep running through my head?
Perhaps it's because these dickheads could use a nice long stint in a forced labor camp?
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sinkingfeeling Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-01-06 08:07 PM
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102. Hope they and their 'exhibit' are completely ignored.
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tavalon Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-02-06 08:21 AM
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133. That's also a good response
Unfortunately, I just took another tack. I sent out a request to my friends to go and point and laugh at these idiots and their stupid "nativity". I like mockage for stuff like this.
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Donkeykick Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-01-06 08:55 PM
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103. Hm...
I wonder if they should put up Rush Limbaugh as the Drummer Boy asking the three Wise Men advice about getting the State out of your medical records! :sarcasm: :eyes:
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ClintonTyree Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-01-06 09:17 PM
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104. I just sent Tony McDonald a nice little e-mail....
Contact: Tony McDonald, Chairman 512.923.6893

[email protected]

Maybe I'll give him a call as well. :evilgrin: I really do think he needs to hear from a few of us, the little twit.
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tlsmith1963 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-01-06 09:19 PM
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105. They Are *SO* Paranoid!
They always portray the left as being a lot more extremist than it actually is. It's because they are obsessed with the old, '60s & '70s version of the left. They don't realize that all the truly scary people are on the right these days. I was around back then, & things are different now.
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The Witch Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-01-06 09:34 PM
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107. When they get sued, the ACLU will defend them...
that's the funny part.
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Patchuli Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-01-06 10:16 PM
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109. Nancy Pelosi and the DNC should sue
for the mischaracterization of our MAJORITY House Leader.

Sorry I sort of shouted but I just had to type out "MAJORITY" because it feels DAMN good!
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MadHound Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-01-06 10:33 PM
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111. Cool, will they have Rush portrayed as a pill popping pig?
After all, the ACLU did help him out.
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Chomskyite Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-01-06 11:18 PM
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116. My letter to their PR guy
I'm pleased you managed to infiltrate such a large conservative organization and undermine it by promoting such ridiculous malarky. While these cowards who would never cast the merest sliver of a shadow in an Army recruitment office are spending time on useless, money-wasting and counterproductive nonsense, Democrats like you and me will be working on coalition-building, turning the government toward rationality and--of course--winning more elections!

Keep it up, my friend! I'll enjoy a victory cigar with you anytime.

Signed
Grateful Democrat in the Delta
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tavalon Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-02-06 08:19 AM
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132. Yes!
Perfect! That is exactly the sort of mocking this deserves. And hell, your point, while mocking, isn't a bad one. It will be lost on these irony impaired dolts but it keeps your skills up. Bravo and bullseye!
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blackspade Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-02-06 01:17 AM
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119. what a bunch of clueless tools.
The Irony of what they are doing is obviously lost on them.

They are defacing their own religious iconography in attempt to score political points. The only folks that will cheer them on are the crazed christofacists. The rest of us will roll our eyes and celebrate christmas in whatever way we wish.

idiots.
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Up2Late Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-02-06 06:51 AM
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123. It's such a shame that this level of Stupidity isn't Painful.
Ugh.:banghead:
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tavalon Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-02-06 08:25 AM
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134. Or that it doesn't at least make them sterile
Edited on Sat Dec-02-06 08:26 AM by tavalon
so they can't pass their stupidity on to the next generation.
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tavalon Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-02-06 07:51 AM
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124. Yay!
We get to have another War On Christmas this year!

What a bunch of dipshits. I can't tell you how glad I am to be someone who used to live in Austin rather than currently in Austin. Too many of them foreigners (translate - people from the rest of that backwards state) moved into Austin and it's not nearly as weird and hippie blue as it used to be. I hate to see Texas encroaching on Austin, it's just such a waste of a wonderful town.
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PDittie Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-02-06 08:54 AM
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135. .
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chelsea0011 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-02-06 08:58 AM
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136. These are our future leaders?
The War Against Peace continues.
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NVMojo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-02-06 04:06 PM
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144. here's why they are attacking the ACLU
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jmondine Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-02-06 08:15 PM
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148. Construction Materials
I wonder if the men in the scene will be constructed out of straw.
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Orangepeel Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Dec-03-06 04:30 PM
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162. LOL!
Welcome to DU, jmondine! :hi:
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Red_Viking Donating Member (903 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-02-06 08:30 PM
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149. I'm a UT Alum & Austin Native
I moved away two years ago to attend law school. And, I went to UT back in the late 1980s. But, I'd give anything to be on campus when this display goes up. The YCT are definitely outnumbered on campus. It should be interesting. As in, I wonder how long before the display is trashed. Did these freaks get permission from the administration to do this?

We're going home over the holidays, but sadly, I imagine all that will be left are kindling and memories by the time I make it down from Oregon. Sigh.

Peace,

RV
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Danger Mouse Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Dec-03-06 12:09 AM
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150. I swear
if I hear 'war on Christmas' one more time, my fucking head is going to explore. It is the biggest load of bullshit I have ever heard. Non-partisan my ass. You've got the lustful homos in your scene, bigots, but where is the covetous jew or the fried-chicken eating black person? Watch out! The gays will destroy Christmas!
It's so sad. So fucking sad. What the hell has Christianity come to, to be represented by slimebags like this? Jesus, Jesus, can you bear to see what these people are doing to your name?
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onager Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Dec-03-06 01:15 AM
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151. The awful truth...
During the first years of existence, the Civil Liberties Bureau had a close relationship with the Communist Party, but by 1940 co-founder, Roger Baldwin, became disenchanted with it and removed the communist members from the board of the ACLU.

Probably in part because of the 1939 Hitler-Stalin Pact, but I'm just guessing. That was a wake-up call for a lot of American Communists.

The ACLU continues to have a reputation as being a leftist organization, but in fact, it defends people all along the ideological spectrum from ultra-conservative to ultra-liberal if it determines that their civil liberties are being infringed upon.

One ACLU founder was worse than a Commie, she was an Uppity Woman who fought for working people:

Among the founders of the ACLU, or as it was originally called, the Civil Liberties Bureau, were Crystal Eastman and Roger Baldwin.

Eastman (1881-1928) studied law at New York University after getting her undergraduate degree at Vassar. This twice married mother of two was instrumental in passing workers compensation laws and did extensive research into industrial accidents.


Wonder if the anti-ACLU gang knows this interesting little factoid:

Until the ACLU’s involvement no free speech defense trials had been won in the Supreme Court.

http://arar.essortment.com/acluamericanci_rmal.htm
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NMMNG Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Dec-03-06 02:17 AM
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152. Oy vey
The whole scene is a tongue-in-cheek way of showing the many ways that the ACLU and the far left are out of touch with the values of mainstream America.

These whackjobs still think (and perpetuate the notion) that they are "mainstream America". :crazy:
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Voltaire99 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Dec-03-06 02:19 AM
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153. Battle Report: My own little war on Christmas
It’s just more evidence that there is a War on Christmas being waged by the far-left in this country.

That's right. And unlike another war I might mention, this one's actually winnable! Herewith, my modest contributions.

-- No buying Xmas prezzies from big box stores. By abstaining, I help to cripple those wasteful, anti-labor, market-warping blights. Mind, I never shop the boxes, so maybe I'm due for a Medal of Honor--just call me G.I. No!

-- Ridiculing efforts to debase and denature the commemoration of Christ's birth. Visualize the manger in Bethlehem. Now stand outside a shopping center. Ain't gonna find Waldo here, bub.

-- Celebrating Enlightenment traditions such as inquiry and reason. Great tools for examining yourself in relation to the Christmas tradition, among other things. If you can grasp how this intellectual tradition led to the U.S. Constitution, you can see what's wrong with state-sponsored creches.

-- Promoting culture critical of theocracy. 'Tis the season to go see Tartuffe, read a book by Oxford scientist Richard Dawkins, or rent Jesus Camp.
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Bucky Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Dec-03-06 02:30 AM
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155. I'm waiting to see how many Christians take offense at this
I respect the right of others to engage in political satire. This display is silly, not to be worked up about. But I hope they learn just how many genuine Christians they've pissed off with this PR stunt.
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Norrin Radd Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Dec-03-06 02:58 AM
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156. I wonder if by calling it the "ACLU Nativity Scene," they are hoping to float the misconception
Edited on Sun Dec-03-06 03:11 AM by Progs Rock
that the ACLU are responsible for erecting it?


I imagine a Conservative Nativity or Christmas scene would include the Belgian tradition of the blackface character named Zwarte Piet.

Zwarte Piet video:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1FFRNFFBZJ4
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POAS Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Dec-03-06 05:57 AM
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158. Just give them brown faces and
watch the righteous right heads explode.
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amb123 Donating Member (764 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Dec-03-06 09:58 AM
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160. Let's make another display to counter theirs.
The Baby Jesus with a noose in his left hand and an AK-47 in his right.

Statues of the "Three Wise Men" being Jerry Falwell, Pat Robertson and James Dobson. Karl Rove as Joseph and Ann Coulter as the Virgin Mary. And a black Muslim man, an hispanic woman and a gay guy with targets painted on them.

While "Onward Christian Soldiers' plays in the background.

Christo-Fascism as it really is!

:sarcasm:
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eauclaireliberal Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Dec-03-06 04:10 PM
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161. Christ on a cracker, let them put it up
If for no other reason than to shut these whiny little YCT assholes up, I say more power to them. Put it up, see if I give a shit.
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Joffan Donating Member (26 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Dec-03-06 04:45 PM
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163. The Austin public needs a context for this...
The display really needs some kind of health warning - maybe on boards nearby:

WARNING: Inaccurate and offensive YCT display ahead
Persons of a sensitive or gullible nature should avoid.

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Kerrytravelers Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Dec-03-06 05:01 PM
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166. Welcome to DU, Joffan!
:hi:
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Joffan Donating Member (26 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Dec-03-06 05:10 PM
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167. Thanks - long-time reader just getting around to registering...
:toast:
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seaj11 Donating Member (506 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Dec-03-06 07:01 PM
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170. the YCT are the ones "waging war on Christmas"
Edited on Sun Dec-03-06 07:02 PM by seaj11
How ironic that neocons say liberals are destroying Christmas. This reeks of bad taste. It reminds me of the College Republicans on my campus, who held a baby shower for the unborn. Disgusting? You bet.
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demo_not_full Donating Member (23 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Dec-04-06 03:30 AM
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172. Pardon my expression ... how gay!
What will they think of next? War on Christmas? Free expression of religion?

Noone will stop Christmas because most people treat it like an American tradition and not Jesus' birthday. It'll never change.

There's a difference between freedom of expression and shoving something down someone's throat. Get real.
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TrogL Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Dec-04-06 10:51 AM
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173. I don't get it
I can see the point of having a zero tolerance on this issue due to past problems, nevertheless the local government here has a nativity display in the main rotunda that would cover most of a city block.

The difference is, is that there's also a display of Native American spirituality artifacts on permanent display, other religious groups get their kick at the cat and I imagine if the Wiccans asked politely they'd get their time as well (over and above Hallowe'en/Samheim).
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delt664 Donating Member (139 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Dec-04-06 06:49 PM
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175. Would Mexico consider taking Texas back?
I find myself wondering this on an increasing frequency.
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