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Thursday, August 27, 2009

Ignorance is the mother of violence

Funny, I'm not hearing the law-and-order outrage about this. Can you imagine if a liberal Democrat had said this about Bush? Right-wing radio would have gone beyond ballistic.

It's obvious that some Republican politicians have no problem with playing patty-cake with the violent kooks in their audience. Obvious and sad.

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There might be a surprise if he really tried it:

http://www.classicshorts.com/stories/danger.html

It takes a village of hunters to raise an idiot. What a dweeb.

Didn't the Irish woman who'd received the Nobel Peace Prize make a similar remark concerning Bush when she was speaking to a group of children?

As I recall, it was either glossed over or regarded as eccentrically endearing. Indeed, the left even made a move about murdering Bush. Talk of killing both Bush and Chaney was regarded as a reasonable source of fun back in the day.

Frankly, my real concern is with the Obamist union thugs that showed up at that Burnside store that has the CEO who offered an alternative to Obamacare. Of course, real thuggery close to home is, well, let's let it pass.

Wait... instead of using the Patriot Act to "round up the usual suspects", let's use it to round up morons er Repugnicants suggesting treason and sedition. Just kidding, but hey it would be kind of amusing to use Ashcroft's logic against his cronies.

Didn't the Irish woman who'd received the Nobel Peace Prize make a similar remark concerning Bush when she was speaking to a group of children? As I recall, it was either glossed over or regarded as eccentrically endearing.

Since you provide neither the quote nor a link, we will assume that indeed, she did not.

Indeed, the left even made a move about murdering Bush. Talk of killing both Bush and Chaney was regarded as a reasonable source of fun back in the day.

A move? A movie? What movie is that? I attend all the International Cabal of the left (bell hooks, corresponding secretary) and don't remember the left making a movie at all.

And I'm glad to hear you out yourself as having had fun talking about killing Bush and Chaney [sic], but I didn't hear any actual people on the left do so. Got a source?

Frankly, my real concern is with the Obamist union thugs that showed up at that Burnside store that has the CEO who offered an alternative to Obamacare. Of course, real thuggery close to home is, well, let's let it pass.

Indeed, how dare those union thugs participate in a political controversy without an invitation to do so from the editorial page of the Wall St. Journal. What do they think this is, America?

Besides, anyone getting out in the street to fight against corporate control (instead of bowing to it) is no Obamist.

Meanwhile, I'll see your "Obamacare" and raise you this:

To the Tea Party People You didn't get mad when Cheney allowed Energy company officials to dictate energy policy. You didn't get mad when a covert CIA operative got outed. You didn't get mad when the Patriot Act got passed. You didn't get mad when we illegally invaded a country that posed no threat to us. You didn't get mad when we spent over $600 billion (and counting) on said illegal war. You didn't get mad when over 10 billion dollars simply “disappeared” in Iraq. You didn't get mad when you saw the Abu Grahib photos. You didn't get mad when you found out we were torturing people & children. You didn't get mad when the government was illegally wiretapping Americans. You didn't get mad when we didn't catch Bin Laden. You didn't get mad when you saw the horrible conditions at Walter Reed. You didn't get mad when we let a major US city drown. You didn't get mad when the deficit hit the trillion dollar mark during the Bush years after he inherited a surplus from Clinton. You finally got mad when.. when... (wait for it... )

You finally got mad when the government decided that people in America deserved the right to see a doctor if they are sick. Yes, illegal wars, lies, corruption, torture, stealing your tax dollars to make the rich richer, are all okay with you- but helping other Americans...


Betty Williams did in fact say at a speech in Texas, "Right now, I could kill George Bush. No, I don't mean that. How could you nonviolently kill somebody? I would love to be able to do that."

Difference between a non-violent Nobel Peace Prize winner saying that and the people talked about in the article Jack linked to? Material.

Sorry, I meant to include the link: http://cbs11tv.com/video/?id=19759@ktvt.dayport.com.

Ms. Williams is, as far as I know, a private citizen and not someone running as an R for Governor of Idaho.

The 8 years of hate attacks on Bush were extraordinary. To get sensitive at this point about a small portion of this sort of talk and humor returned to Obama is ... well, you folks ran with it for quite a while and destroyed any boundaries. Smiling with contempt at the hypocrisy, I am.

However, I truly don't believe that you are able to see yourselves.

Bush was a person of low intelligence who deserved the ridicule he got. He did not deserve threats of violence condoned by opposition party elected officials, however, and he didn't get them.

As someone born and raised in Idaho, (but lving outside the state for 30 plus years), I would like to point out the state has always had wingnuts in the Republican party, which at times has been not just the majority party, but the only party. I went to school with Bill Sali, who was a fellow partying drummer in high school, who went to law school, and somewhere along the way saw the way-conservative light of the far right. Fortunately, he only lasted one term in the US House of Representatives, but he is not an outlier in Idaho. Helen Chenoweth, anyone?


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