Half of you out there are cowards


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Pilikia
October 3, 2004, 02:04 AM
(From a I'm a gun-totin' liberal and a fiscally-conservative social progressive)

Half of you out there are cowards. If the polling data I check several times a day (like the strung-out news junkie I am) can be trusted, just about half of you are lily-livered, yellow-bellied, pigeon-hearted, nail-biting cowards. Seriously. And you know why? Because you're going to vote for George W. Bush come November 2nd, that's why. You've allowed Dubya and Dick and John Ashcroft and Don "Gee, I wonder why you never hear about my kids" Rumsfeld to convince you that life suddenly became a terminal condition after September 11, 2001.

Let me tell you something; life on planet Earth has always been a terminal condition. Risky. Unpredictable. Fraught with hidden dangers. And yet the neo-conservative cult, fronted by George "Smirky" Bush, would have you believe (and has half of you believing) that the America was the Garden of Eden prior to 9/11. Before Osama bin Laden and al Qaeda brought down the twin towers and callously murdered more than 2,700 people, there were no automobile accidents; there were no drive-by shootings; there was no cancer, heart disease, diabetes or AIDS; no Timothy McVeighs or Unabombers; no tornadoes; no hurricanes, floods, forest fires, earthquakes, or, God forbid, mile-wide asteroids lumbering toward the Earth.

Before 9/11, the American way of life envisioned by our founding fathers, defined by freedom of speech, the right to privacy, no taxation without representation and the seperation of church and state worked just fine. After 9/11... well, after 9/ll, the neo-con-artists tell us everything changed. Now the world is suddenly deadly and dangerous, critical thinking and free speech make it more so, and the desire for privacy means you've got something to hide. Furthermore, God should instant-message your brain directly each and every day with specific instructions, and a couple of $300.00 tax refund checks represents the sum total value of your children's increasingly fractured future.

Half of you out there have allowed the Bush administration to make you afraid, have bowed down before them in a completely un-American fashion and promised un-questioning loyalty in exchange for the illusion of safety. You would continue to allow them to send our sons, daughters, brothers and sisters to die in a Hellish desert country (Iraq) that had nothing to do with the attacks on 9/11. You encourage them to vomit forth record budget deficits that all but guarantee your kids and mine will have to work 24/7 from cradle-to-grave just to avoid a life of poverty. You would happily help them violate the Constitution of our great Nation. And you will continue to let them put the interests of giant corporations ahead of the well-being of the people of the United States of America. That makes you a lousy bunch of quivering chickens in my book.

Nothing's changed since that horrible day on September 11, 2001. We could each of us die at any moment of any day for an infinite number of different reasons, most of which would never cross our minds in a million years. Our founding fathers knew that, and generations hence have chosen to face reality with their freedoms and dignity intact -- to die if neccessary rather than live in fear. I'm with the 50% or so of my countrymen and women who still hold that vision of a uniquely American democracy close to their hearts. The rest of you -- like I said, you're a bunch of cowards.

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goalie
October 3, 2004, 02:21 AM
Don't feed the troll

:neener:

joab
October 3, 2004, 02:30 AM
Did you come here for some other reason than to make faceless and baseless accusations and to tell us a bunch of crap we already knew.
Nobody here, not even half of us believe that there was any Utopian society before or that there will ever be one after 9/11.
But you're more than welcome to put you're money where you're ample mouth is, and come to my house and find out if I'm a coward or not.
Juno Alpha Tango

crawfish
October 3, 2004, 02:43 AM
Before 9/11, the American way of life envisioned by our founding fathers, defined by freedom of speech, the right to privacy, no taxation without representation and the seperation of church and state worked just fine. Seems to me there is a little thing called the 2nd amendment conspicuously absent from your view of the American way of life. I know it was in our founding father’s vision because they put it there. It isn’t absent from mine. If you are truly as you describe yourself how can it be absent form yours????

Jim March
October 3, 2004, 02:46 AM
Sorry, but the Dems HAVE to learn not to put forward radical gun-grabbers for Commander In Chief.

They're going to learn it this year, because they *should* have beat Bush with the amount of troubles he's got - from Ashcroft the nutcase (Tommy Chong? Say WHAT?!) to the war to the deficit.

Instead, Herman Munster is going down in crashing flames.

Maybe they'll *finally* learn after this.

GrayBear
October 3, 2004, 02:54 AM
I agree with Goalie - -Please Don't Feed The Troll!

Gray Bear

Brick
October 3, 2004, 03:13 AM
Agreed. Judging what happens (like that thread by mpd203), NOBODY POST OR REPLY TO THIS. EVER.

:uhoh:

(I would tell my opinion, but I'm not going to fan the flames. Staff informed. )

Cool Hand Luke 22:36
October 3, 2004, 03:41 AM
Before 9/11, the American way of life envisioned by our founding fathers, defined by freedom of speech, the right to privacy, no taxation without representation and the seperation of church and state worked just fine. After 9/11... well, after 9/ll, the neo-con-artists tell us everything changed. Now the world is suddenly deadly and dangerous, critical thinking and free speech make it more so, and the desire for privacy means you've got something to hide. Furthermore, God should instant-message your brain directly each and every day with specific instructions, and a couple of $300.00 tax refund checks represents the sum total value of your children's increasingly fractured future.

50% cowards, nah, but 50% cement heads who won't "get it" untill their hair is on fire is probably accurate.

To read this poster's drivel you'd almost think Osama and his backers in the Saudi government aren't assiduously working on acquiring a nuke from Pakistan or N. Korea to set off in NYC.

Cool Hand Luke 22:36
October 3, 2004, 03:45 AM
Instead, Herman Munster is going down in crashing flames.

Don't you mean Kerry = Lurch from the Adams Family?

RevDisk
October 3, 2004, 05:10 AM
Statistically speaking, half the population of the world has a below average intelligence.

:D

cracked butt
October 3, 2004, 06:35 AM
John Kerry will make everything better. Then we can all smile and drink our Kool-aid.

Harry Tuttle
October 3, 2004, 06:52 AM
someone reads Fizmo or Fark:
http://www.melonwater.com/fizmo/blog.shtml

Half of you out there are cowards. If the polling data I check several times a day (like the strung-out news junkie I am) can be trusted, just about half of you are lily-livered, yellow-bellied

Byron Quick
October 3, 2004, 08:12 AM
:rolleyes:

Spot77
October 3, 2004, 08:38 AM
Wrong board for that post.


Like Jim March said:

Sorry, but the Dems HAVE to learn not to put forward radical gun-grabbers for Commander In Chief.


There's quite a few people here who would vote against President Bush if it weren't for the alternative being a gun grabbing Nazi.


I mean....this IS a gun board, ya' know???


Troll food isn't always bad. Sometimes it makes us re-evaluate where we stand; usually it just strengthens our resolve.

JohnBT
October 3, 2004, 08:50 AM
Nothing like reading a little dumb drivel on a Sunday morning.

"Let me tell you something..."

No, let me tell you something...Didn't your mama teach you how to make a proper entrance?

John

GSB
October 3, 2004, 09:18 AM
Would somebody please let Ted Kaczynski know that one of his manifestos is missing?

boofus
October 3, 2004, 09:54 AM
You're damn right. I'm not too thrilled with Bush going into Iraq before Bin Laden's head was on a pike. I don't like the patriot act. I don't like Campaign Finance Form. I don't like the huge medicare bill.

But if you think I am going to vote for a goddamn communist traitor that should be facing a firing squad for secretly meeting with the enemy all the while a commissioned naval officer, someone who is so thoroughly socialist that he is concerned even more liberal than Ted Kennedy, someone who has never seen an anti-gun law he didn't like, you need to put down the damn crack pipe.

If the Dems want to get Bush out of office, DON'T PICK THE MOST DISGUSTING LEFTWING COMMUNIST DIRTBAG IN THE COUNTRY.

My vote goes to Bush.

Atticus
October 3, 2004, 10:01 AM
"I'm with the 50% or so of my countrymen and women who still hold that vision of a uniquely American democracy close to their hearts."

I'm sorry, I thought you said you lived in Chicago. :rolleyes: :uhoh:

Art Eatman
October 3, 2004, 10:09 AM
This thread oughta go to "Why Bother-ville".

Hmmm. Guess it did, didn't it?

:D, Art

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