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August 13, 2010

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Janet

FNC Notices Americans More Positive Toward Tea Party Than Toward Pelosi or Reid

Tea Party 30%
Pelosi 21%
Reid 11%

That obscene t-shirt campaign should work real well for the Democrats.

hit and run

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hit and run

Oops...sorry,Janet,I had just hit refresh and didn't see your comments. 41 words!!!

daddy the wanna' be heretic

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Janet

No problemo Hit. I'm okay with word count, but please do not highlight errors in grammar, tense, spelling, or improper word usage! :)

Extraneus

Fun site, daddy. These x-ray pics are cool, too.

Pagar

Since this is a open thread, I would like to encourage everyone to take a look at this outstanding young man and what he has already done to make this a better world.

An Interview with 12yr-old Author of a New Patriotic Coloring Book. Please look at the ordering info and offer support by buying a few.

The info came from the New Zeal site which continues to out the communists and socialists who run our goverment and are destroying our way of life. Might want to check their site to see how many of your elected officials are listed.

not_bubaroooni

There is a 'Traditional Friday Morning Travel Day Open Thread'?????

narciso

daddy, as usual, my group took another angle with the matter, in the LUN

Pagar

To keep the word count down the title says it ALL.

"Harry Reid 2010: “I Don’t Know How a Hispanic Could be a Republican”. .Harry Reid 1993: Introduces Bill to Stop Anchor Babies Via 14 Amendment Review"

Typical leftist-You can't believe a word they say.

Danube of Thought

I want that Jet Blue guy jailed.

centralcal

I am with you DoT. He sounds like more than just a jerk. Obviously, he ACTS out his frustrations.

bush legacy stuck to bottom of your shoes

NBC/WSJ Poll finds Obama approval back to 50%

From KD=

"What a difference a couple of months makes. Nothing at all has changed in Obama's actual handling of the BP spill, of course. He's doing exactly the same things he was doing back in June. But now the leak has finally been capped, and that must mean he's doing a better job, right?

Fascinatingly, though, the poll also includes a comparison to approval ratings of George Bush's handling of Hurricane Katrina, and in that case time definitely didn't heal all wounds. In the immediate aftermath of the storm Bush's approval-disapproval rating was 48-48. A year later it had dropped to 36-53. I guess by 2006 people were just really, really tired of George Bush."

Captain Hate

Happy Friday the 13th all; well, almost all..

Danube of Thought

His RCP Average is 45.1%.

Captain Hate

I want that Jet Blue guy jailed.

Only if it's a burning jailhouse; or flaming, if you will...

narciso

In latin cultures, it's tuesday the 13th, which is the tricky wicket, captn,

Danube of Thought

NBC/WSJ Poll finds Obama approval back to 50%

Actually, that's his approval for his "handling of the aftermath of the Gulf oil spill." Overall, he's 47/48 in that poll.

Ranger

bush legacy stuck to bottom of your shoes | August 13, 2010 at 08:59 AM

Yeah, people are looking back at those 5% unemployment rates and real job growth and thinking: "Man, that really sucked, I'm glad we have Obama's 9.5% jobless rate now and we've wiped out 7 milloin jobs since he was ellected. It's so much better than before."

Danube of Thought

Ain't it grand the way Palin lays waste to New Hampshire without setting foot there?

narciso

I saw this, yesterday, and I said, surely they
must be joking, and don't call me shirley, in the LUN

Rob Crawford

Actually, that's his approval for his "handling of the aftermath of the Gulf oil spill." Overall, he's 47/48 in that poll.

You mean 'cleo is a lying sack?

Huh. Just like always.

Coffee Time

A reasonable alternative to Boxer? The only downside? Maguire occasionally links to him.

Mickey Kaus for U.S. Senate


Why I'm Running

I have no special beef with the incumbent, Barbara Boxer. She is a state-of-the-art Democrat. But to be "state-of-the-art" in our party is not such a good thing anymore.

"State of the art" means the incumbent has learned to please the party's interest groups, often at the expense of the needs of average individuals and the party's own ideals.

It means the incumbent supports a "card check" bill that would effectively take away the secret ballot from workers in order to give more power to the big unions-- including public employee unions--whose influence over our great industries and our government has led to disaster.

"State of the art" means the incumbent endorses a misguided immigrant legalization scheme, a conditional amnesty, that would create a huge incentive for more illegal immigration--before we're sure our broken border has been fixed to withstand it. We tried the legalization approach in 1986. A wave of illegal immigration followed. Another new wave would again bid down the wages of unskilled American (and legal immigrant) workers--the people who've been hurt the most in the economy of the past three decades.

It shouldn't be the policy of the Democratic party to make it worse for them.

These aren't minor questions. One affects the organization of the entire economy. The other could irreversibly alter the quality of American life.

I am a lifelong Democrat. But on those issues, and others, what has become the party's dogma--what you have to say and think if you want to run for office as an anointed Democrat--no longer passes the test of common sense.

Common sense tells you that when you can't fire bad teachers because their union won't allow it, you'll get bad schools. Common sense tells you that when you keep flooding the labor market with new unskilled workers, wages will deterioriate.

To see why the state-of-the-Democratic-art isn't working for the nation, you only have to look at the state of the public schools, the state of our auto industry, and the state of our local and national budgets .

This isn't the Democratic party I signed up for. It's not the party many common sense Democratic voters signed up for.

I intend to try my best in the months ahead to offer these common sense voters a way to make their presence known and change our party's course before it's too late. I want to debate these issues and offer alternatives, not just say 'yes' to the party's entrenched powers.

Democrats deserve a choice too.


Contact:

Kaus for Senate
1601-B Oakwood Ave.
Venice, California 90291

(310) 577 3141

Jane

Ain't it grand the way Palin lays waste to New Hampshire without setting foot there?

I know. It's fabulous.

narciso

It's very Wile E Coyote with a boomerang, DoT, and she's the roadrunner

Ranger

And just a reminder of who the real Cronie Capitalists are:

http://www.nypost.com/p/news/opinion/opedcolumnists/model_corruption_ttyHIpNuoQRwVTkBZuhHeM>Model corruption
The truth about the GM 'rescue'

In other words, the UAW got three to four times as much as the bondholders for a smaller claim on GM's assets. The union even boasted to its members in May 2009 that it had made no concessions on pay, health care or pensions in the restructuring.

In effect, the government divided up GM's creditors into favored and unfavored groups, then gave a fat stake in the reorganized business to the favored (a k a longtime Democratic Party donors). On top of that, Washington also ordered the shutdown of 1,650 GM dealers and another 1,000 Chrysler dealers as part of its takeover.

...

Remember this as the president brags about recent gains in auto-industry jobs: Even though some plants have added union jobs, many in the dealerships have been lost.


Rob Crawford

In effect, the government divided up GM's creditors into favored and unfavored groups, then gave a fat stake in the reorganized business to the favored...

There are a raft of words to describe that. I'll refrain from using them, because once I start using them I'm going to slide into using rougher language.

Extraneus

Obama's hand-picked GM CEO made a comment last week about GovMo being a stigma limiting sales, and this week unexpectedly resigned.

PD

Regarding those "F*ck tea" t-shirts, I'll give them credit for at least putting the asterisk in the right place.

I remember a post from the halcyon days of Usenet when a guy, wanting to express his disagreement with someone but not wanting to use an actual obscenity, wrote: "b*llshit!"

DebinNC

lol, PD

the problem is black hypersensitivity

CALLER: How about the N-word? So, the N-word's been thrown around --

SCHLESSINGER: Black guys use it all the time. Turn on HBO, listen to a black comic, and all you hear is nigger, nigger, nigger.

CALLER: That isn't --

SCHLESSINGER: I don't get it. If anybody without enough melanin says it, it's a horrible thing; but when black people say it, it's affectionate. It's very confusing. Don't hang up, I want to talk to you some more. Don't go away.

I'm Dr. Laura Schlessinger. I'll be right back.

After taking a commercial break, Schlessinger resumed her discussion with the caller:

SCHLESSINGER: I'm Dr. Laura Schlessinger, talking to Jade. What did you think about during the break, by the way?

CALLER: I was a little caught back by the N-word that you spewed out, I have to be honest with you. But my point is, race relations --

SCHLESSINGER: Oh, then I guess you don't watch HBO or listen to any black comedians.

CALLER: But that doesn't make it right. I mean, race is a [unintelligible] --

SCHLESSINGER: My dear, my dear --

CALLER: -- since Obama's been in office --

SCHLESSINGER: -- the point I'm trying to make --

CALLER: -- racism has come to another level that's unacceptable.

SCHLESSINGER: Yeah. We've got a black man as president, and we have more complaining about racism than ever. I mean, I think that's hilarious.

CALLER: But I think, honestly, because there's more white people afraid of a black man taking over the nation.

SCHLESSINGER: They're afraid.

CALLER: If you want to be honest about it [unintelligible]

SCHLESSINGER: Dear, they voted him in. Only 12 percent of the population's black. Whites voted him in.

CALLER: It was the younger generation that did it. It wasn't the older white people who did it.

SCHLESSINGER: Oh, OK.

CALLER: It was the younger generation --

SCHLESSINGER: All right. All right.

CALLER: -- that did it.

SCHLESSINGER: Chip on your shoulder. I can't do much about that.

CALLER: It's not like that.

SCHLESSINGER: Yeah. I think you have too much sensitivity --

CALLER: So it's OK to say "nigger"?

SCHLESSINGER: -- and not enough sense of humor.

CALLER: It's OK to say that word?

SCHLESSINGER: It depends how it's said.

CALLER: Is it OK to say that word? Is it ever OK to say that word?

SCHLESSINGER: It's -- it depends how it's said. Black guys talking to each other seem to think it's OK.

CALLER: But you're not black. They're not black. My husband is white.

SCHLESSINGER: Oh, I see. So, a word is restricted to race. Got it. Can't do much about that.

CALLER: I can't believe someone like you is on the radio spewing out the "nigger" word, and I hope everybody heard it.

SCHLESSINGER: I didn't spew out the "nigger" word.

CALLER: You said, "Nigger, nigger, nigger."

SCHLESSINGER: Right, I said that's what you hear.

CALLER: Everybody heard it.

SCHLESSINGER: Yes, they did.

CALLER: I hope everybody heard it.

SCHLESSINGER: They did, and I'll say it again --

CALLER: So what makes it OK for you to say the word?

SCHLESSINGER: -- nigger, nigger, nigger is what you hear on HB --

CALLER: So what makes it --

SCHLESSINGER: Why don't you let me finish a sentence?

CALLER: OK.

SCHLESSINGER: Don't take things out of context. Don't double N -- NAACP me. Tape the --

CALLER: I know what the NAACP --

SCHLESSINGER: Leave them in context.

CALLER: I know what the N-word means and I know it came from a white person. And I know the white person made it bad.

SCHLESSINGER: All right. Thank you very much. Thank you very much. Can't have this argument. You know what? If you're that hypersensitive about color and don't have a sense of humor, don't marry out of your race. If you're going to marry out of your race, people are going to say, "OK, what do blacks think? What do whites think? What do Jews think? What do Catholics think?" Of course there isn't a one-think per se. But in general there's "think."

And what I just heard from Jade is a lot of what I hear from black-think -- and it's really distressting [sic] and disturbing. And to put it in its context, she said the N-word, and I said, on HBO, listening to black comics, you hear "nigger, nigger, nigger." I didn't call anybody a nigger. Nice try, Jade. Actually, sucky try.

PD

Oh, my. Dr. Laura said "sucky".

narciso

The Journolist is over right, in the LUN

Ranger

Coffee Time | August 13, 2010 at 09:22 AM

You do realize that the CA primary is over, right?

Captain Hate

The troll's dropping N bombs and using the same defense that Dr Laura did to justify it while making her out to be the clueless one. No disconnect there.....

Get your meds adjusted, idiot.

Pagar

From the "You can't make this stuff up" dept.

"Companies using criminal records or bad credit reports to screen out job applicants might run afoul of anti-discrimination laws as the government steps up scrutiny of hiring policies that can hurt blacks and Hispanics." LUN

Meanwhile,Legal Insurrction reports the Iranians have apparently decided to hang women who have be raped rather them stone them to death. Since no one in the Western world seems to care what is done to Muslim women, I don't think it is much of a improvement.

Meanwhile, Weasel Zippers report that an illegal immigrant who has been deported twice shot a 14 yr old girl in the back and killed her, but few think stopping illegal immigration would save lives.

narciso

The stupid is strong with this one Capt, of course, it seems to be pattern across the blogosphere, according to Memeorandum

Danube of Thought

Where did these "f*ck Tea" shirts originate? Do the people who came up with them expect they will help their cause?

Rob Crawford

Do the people who came up with them expect they will help their cause?

Do they care? My impression is that they're more like a two-year-old throwing a tantrum; more interested in the demonstration of emotion than in whether it has any results.

MoodyBlu

Sorry if posted but in the vein of Tourist Guy and Looter Guy we have Vacation Gal. Ahh the possibilities:


http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-chat/2569841/posts>Clicky

Janet

I love Dr. Laura. We use to have her on the radio here when I first started listening to talk radio. She is great.
Good link at 9:42 narciso.

Ranger

So, based on this morning's posts, the marching orders to the trolls today seems to be:

1) Bushhhh!!!

2) Disinformation

3) Rasists!!!!

Janet

LOL MoodyBlu!! Vacation Gal!! Hahhahaha

Rob Crawford

So, Ranger, they got the "business as usual" message?

Race Baiting is the Key

Are there non-racist elements of the Tea-Bagger syndrome?

You decide.

Danube of Thought

Minus 16 at Raz today.

Rob Crawford

Race-baiting is the key to Democrat politics, from the day the party was founded to today.

narciso

LOL, moodyblu

Whites need more vacation time

How about Vacation Boy?

"President Obama has spent all or part of 65 days on vacation, including days at Camp David. At this point in his tenure, George W. Bush had logged 120 days. That included 13 trips to his Texas ranch."

Ranger

Race Baiting is the Key | August 13, 2010 at 10:02 AM

Who knew that http://bighollywood.breitbart.com/hollywoodland/2010/08/11/jon-stewart-the-race-card-is-maxed-out/>Jon Stewart was a closet tea party member.

(via Instapundit from yesterday)

Melinda Romanoff

Why use race to bait the trap? Peanut Butter works so much better, and you don't have to load the trap as much.

See? My logic wins every time!

Danube of Thought

The Stewart skit is wonderful. Of course, he's always been a shameless Tea Bagger mouthpiece.

narciso

Gerald is kind of clueless as usual, in the LUN

Captain Hate

I guess Maguire is happy with letting his blog become a litter box for troll droppings. Any traffic is good traffic; is that how it works?

Rob Crawford

CH -- he's traveling, there's nothing he can do about it.

Danube of Thought

That included 13 trips to his Texas ranch

Which is of course the key: the ranch had communication facilities that allowed him to put in regular work days there. And no golf course in sight.

glasater

The stunning decline of Zero: 10 key reasons why the Obama presidency is in meltdown
The comment section is devastating to "the won".

DebinNC

Anyone notice the news coverage of the elusive Flint Serial Stabber while the suspect sketch looked like Larry the Cable Guy v. now that an Arab Israeli suspect has been arrested? The WaPo claims he's an "Arab Christian" but doesn't indicate why they think so. The media aren't willing to say the 18 attacks, 16 against black men and 2 against darkskinned non-blacks, are racially motivated. What in the world does it take?...NRA membership, tanning parlor receipt, owning a Randy Travis cd...?

Captain Hate

Rob if you can point out any time in the past where he's acted otherwise, I'll gladly retract my comment.

narc, wow Seib is completely witless in his last paragraph which I'll print if anybody has difficulty in getting access to.

Extraneus

Vacation Gal running with the bulls in Spain where she just had her vacation.

Ranger

Hmmmm... could http://hotair.com/archives/2010/08/13/video-im-willing-to-take-a-chance-on-something-different/>this be the begining of a serious realignment?

Now, the 40-year-old is rethinking her lifelong support for the [Democratic] party. She has been without steady work for two years, lost her home and car and began receiving cash assistance from the state for the first time. This year, she says, “I’m willing to take a chance on something different.” Another possibility, she says, is that she won’t vote at all.

Melinda Romanoff

I see where this is going, and the inevitable hit mash up I will come back for.

narciso

You know there's a reason why Schluessel has gone a little crazy, with what she faces every
day, in her neck of the woods.


Meanwhile, the Huck love here is clearly NC-17, in the LUN

DebinNC

..including days at Camp David

The WH has a movie theater, pool, bowling alley, among other attractions. What about Camp David? What is there that would appeal to children the ages of the Obama girls... bike/hiking trails, babbling brooks, "canoeable" river/lake, etc.?

Captain Hate

Another possibility, she says, is that she won’t vote at all.

Yeah that's the ticket, dumbass: Make the wrong choice or make no choice at all. What could go wrong with that? We've really got a surplus of idiots.

Appalled

I do wonder what the point is of dropping in to a website's comment section, calling everyone racists, and running off again.

And as for Dr. Laura, she reminds me of those comic strips you still find in some newspapers that look like they were drawn in the 40s. You are always surprised when you see them because you think that the strip had been cancelled years ago. (I think in a few years, that surprise will be extended to the existence of the newspaper itself)

In other words, the response is more a "she still around"? then any sort of horror.

CHILE today Hot Tamale

glasater;

do you read anything which does not auger your POV?


Niles Gardiner, author of your Telegraph link is a fellow of the heritage Foundation
and Director Of the MARGARET THATCHER(Madame Pinochet). Foundation for FREEDOM.

Or are you attempting irony?


Extraneus

Heh.

rage

Rob Crawford

I do wonder what the point is of dropping in to a website's comment section, calling everyone racists, and running off again.

Ask the leftists who do it.

michaeln

that nbc/wsj poll is skewed. Sample size is plus 9 democrats.

Captain Hate

I do wonder what the point is of dropping in to a website's comment section, calling everyone racists, and running off again.

Inability to think or argue rationally

Race Purity  Dream

"I do wonder what the point is of dropping in to a website's comment section, calling everyone racists, and running off again."

I think the point is 'context'.

Appalled

Race Purity Dream:

I think the point is 'context'.

That's a little mysterious. What context are you trying to provide? What are you trying to persuade us of?

Try to prove Captain Hate wrong, and attempt a little rational argument.

Melinda Romanoff

No, it's a "con" with your "text".

Two words, not one.

narciso

It seems, Judge Walker, 'missed it by that much' accidentally, of course, in the LUN

Janet

..calling everyone racists, and running off..

It is the same mentality as the F*ck Tea t-shirts. I said on the other thread -

I guess the one positive thing about those t-shirts is that by the time someone is screaming f*ck...they really have nothing else to say. No spin, no arguments...just yell a curse word & run away. Maybe they've hit bottom.
It is the beginning of recovery.
#1 We admitted we were powerless over conservative ideas—that our lives had become unmanageable.

tea anyone

I am so excited,
Thank you everyone for viewing my son Adam's video, he has over 1100 views and counting. Also I did my first LUN on the old thread. I am posting my second LUN here to go view the Adam at the museum view. How cool.

Thank you Jane.

Caro,
that was not the original proposal, he actually proposed to Emily on June 25, and she did say yes, plans are for a wedding next June.(and he really would like to marry at the museum, but weddings there usually run about $250,000, that is not in his budget.)

Thank you again everyone for helping and please continue your support if you have a minute to spare. Or if you have teenagers, ask them to help, they can really boost views quickly.

Oh yeah, LUN

Race Purity  Dream

"Try to prove Captain Hate wrong"

Captain Hate and most here are beyond the pale of reason. The context is provided for the impressionable lurker.

Danube of Thought

Look at the people who are hollering "race": Maxine Waters, the loopy Janine Garofalo and occasionally some fool like E.J. Dionne. The charge is not leveled by serious people, and when Jon Stewart starts making fun of it, you know it's a spent force.

And the Tea Party is more diverse than MSNBC and the board of directors of the New York Times.

The left is attempting to fight a war that is over...

Captain Hate

Appalled: Doing the job that Maguire shirks.

Captain Hate

Captain Hate and most here are beyond the pale of reason. The context is provided for the impressionable lurker. My deadbeat parents never paid attention to me

There's the real reason.

John Barleycorn

"The left is attempting to fight a war that is over..."

They think it's over. The true South will never surrender.

WE WILL RISE AGAIN !

Danube of Thought

From The Economist:

WHY, asks a Democrat leading a training session for fellow activists, doesn’t “Yes we can” work as a slogan any more? “Because we haven’t,” a jaded participant responds. Progressives, as bedrock Democrats like to call themselves, are despondent. The election euphoria of 2008, when their party secured heavy majorities in both chambers of Congress and Barack Obama won the presidency with ease, has deflated so rapidly that analysts are now diagnosing on the left an affliction they ascribed to the Republicans back then: an “enthusiasm gap”.

Read the whole delicious thing here.

Appalled

Well, in your case, what does reason tell you? That the majority of folks who post here are racists? Hm, then I would think you'd publish something of theirs, rather than lard up the thread with the rantings of a fading talk show host....

Also, do you believe racism is the reason people have become so quickly disenchanted with Obama?

This is your chance to try to engage with people of a different point of view. Take advantage of the opportunity -- it might sharpen your own thinking up.

Jim Ryan

Ah, yes, leftism. Of Sanger eugenics and the destruction of the black family fame. You'd lash out, too, if you had such a dismal history.

When leftists feel that pounding sense of depression and self-loathing too keenly, they pretend for a while that conservatives are racists. This helps them feel as though there is someone more despicable than themselves and the moment of self-righteousness releases endorphins which kill the pain for a while. Afterwards, the gloom returns. They try to suppose that conservatives hate gays, but that hardly has any analgesic effect at all. It's a hopeless case.

It's fun for conservatives to watch the spasms of twee self-righteousness, though. It's like a circus geek show.

DebinNC

LUN means clicking the poster's name will take you to the described link. Clicking tea anyone's name under her post took me to Adam's video which is very clever and well done. Also, it's LUN..linked under my name.

Jim Ryan

Appalled, I would like to buy you a drink, and I don't mean from the rail.

Captain Hate

My respect for Appalled continues to grow; subtly nailing trolls with the pawn-fu. Very impressive. In the distance I can hear the clicking of psychotropic drug containers and the screams of "Make it stop".

Racial Purity

"Hm, then I would think you'd publish something of theirs"

If they had something of their own worth commenting on, I would be glad to. But their screed is merely the offal of others. The real story is encased in their personal and political denial. Some have awareness of their racial prejudice, but recognize the political reality of such a position. Others have no such personal awareness, and simply rationalize on a conscious level, what they feel is something other than racism.

Why do you spend so much time and energy currying favor from those who disrespect
your attempts at dialogue?

Melinda Romanoff

Jim-

Related: Worst dare in a bar? The "Mat" shot.

From the barmat, everything that's sloshed into it over the course of one night.

Rob Crawford

Wow. I've had two comments eaten by typhuspad. Both of them were pretty simple, and involved a bit of eating crow:

Kudos to Appalled, for taking on 'leo.

Appalled

CH:

Look, there is always the hope that our name shfting person will actually attempt to engage with people. I am to the left of most people here, and it gets lonely, sometimes....

Extraneus

I don't get what they're despondent about; they got more than they could have ever hoped for. Humongous slush funds to keep their friends flush and punish their enemies. The takeover of huge swaths of the economy. More race-based loan quotas, a la CRA. A stake in the heart of private health insurance.

How can they not be ecstatic about the accomplishments?

Rob Crawford

Apparently typhuspad ditches anything with the word "seman tic leo" in it.

bunkerbuster

At least the wingnut whine-fest over the Park51 mosque plan lays to rest any lingering possibility that identity conservatism is a philosophy, rather than a state of mind.
Note that the linchpin issue for conservatives is entirely emotional. They openly embrace that freedom of religion should be curtailed merely in order to safeguard their emotional state from being threatened, or really, from any threat of being threatened.
Is the mosque's sin that it would pose a threat to the safety of New Yorkers? Nope, no evidence whatsoever of that. Is it that the mosque is a zoning problem? Nope, it's prefectly in line with the area's plan. Does it cost too much? Nope, privately funded.
Indeed, not only do the wingnuts admit, but they celebrate, the notion that their fragile psyches lie at the center of their view of Muslims and freedom of religion.
Many simply cannot fathom that their offense is utterly irrelevant. The fact that the presence of Jews, for example, in Mecca would be deeply offensive to many Muslims, is indeed irrelevant to the question of whether or not Jews should be permitted to enter Mecca. Of course they should be permitted in, even though it is utterly undeniable that the very many Muslims will be deeply offended by their presence. It is simply and natural and rational to see that there is no real offense that a Jew could make simply by being present in Mecca.
Exactly the same applies to the mosque. The fact that some who mistakenly blur the obvious distinction between the Muslims who attacked on 9/11 and the Muslims who opposed those attacks are now offended is utterly irrelevant because their aggreivement has no basis in reason or fact. It is their own emotional problem, regardless of how deep or vociferous the political and/or religious culture behind it is.
And then there's the idea that the problem with liberals that disagree is not simply that they have the wrong idea or the wrong facts, but that they "preen." Yet again, wingnuts acknowledge that the primary issue for them is how the disagreement makes them feel, not the facts or reason behind them....

Captain Hate

Why do you spend so much time and energy currying favor from those who disrespect
your attempts at dialogue?

What did the strange face in the mirror respond to that question, imbecile? "Back to the children's table"?

Rob Crawford

Oh, Lord. Now Little Bunny Bubu chimes in.

Rob Crawford

Both of you -- we get it. You hate us, you think we're scum. You made your points, now leave us the hell alone.

tea anyone

"Little Bunny Bubu chimes in."

LOL

Ranger

How can they not be ecstatic about the accomplishments?

Posted by: Extraneus | August 13, 2010 at 11:04 AM

Because they had convniced themselves they would be loved for doing all of this.

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