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"Islam is 'NOT' a Religion of peace and has 'Never' been a Religion of Peace." ====================================== Of course not. Depending upon the circumstances, the Koran teaches Muslims to both lie to, and then, if necessary, to kill the "infidels." How one distills even the slightest inkling of the concept of peace from such teachings, I'll never know.
Yup. This speech will be little more than another helping of his lead from behind nonsense.
Fixing my attribution: that quote was from "The Moon Is A Harsh Mistress," so the quote came from Professor Bernardo De La Paz.
Heinlein attributes this to Lazarus Long, but got it from Thomas Jefferson. Art imitating life?
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Joe40 Wrote: Sep 09, 2014 2:32 AM
Ronald: If you have a problem with my not being a surrender monkey to your specific notions of strategy, I don't really care. I have a huge problem with the entire concept that conservative success must stem from the GOP being diluted clones of the Democrats. I realize that it's currently the accepted conventional wisdom, but in the long run, the conventional wisdom turns out to be wrong, instead of being right.
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Joe40 Wrote: Sep 08, 2014 8:37 PM
Unlikely, Low-Lo, since we here inhabiting the comments section of these pages are not among those who monitor and administer the website.
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Joe40 Wrote: Sep 08, 2014 8:09 PM
The problem with that strategy Doc, is that we already know it to be unlikely to work in the future, since it hasn't worked in the past. I do believe that Einstein's oft-quoted line about repetition is applicable here. Given that, the only acceptable long-term solution is to vote out all, and I do mean all, regardless of party, who don't embody your principles, or remain forever disenfranchised. I realize that in politics, as in so many other facets of life, we don't always get what we want, but that should not EVER dissuade us from working to achieve it. The subordination of one's principles in the pursuit of the undesirable cannot be considered to be in one's best interest.
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Joe40 Wrote: Sep 08, 2014 7:30 PM
So, according to you, a correct vote is a vote for the GOP regardless of any other criteria, such as one's principles. It's all about tactics, and if one feels disenfranchised by such a vote, it's too bad? Short-term tactical thinking in politics is one of the logical fallacies that got us to this point, so, at least according to you, the solution is more of the same? We can do better.
I think you're right Mud, but the point is that such insanity doesn't really make for good television. Personally, I can only take about 10-15 seconds of the shoutfest of the mutually stupid before I have to change the channel in utter disgust.
It was obvious from the outset that Obama's whole ISIS/ISIL word game is one of mere deflection. Deflection is all this administration has, since the whole "blame Bush" and/or "blame Congress" meme is no longer playing to its benefit. Among those will a modicum of intelligence who actually pay attention, that meme NEVER really worked, but this is all about how liberals "think." Obama himself, is probably the best huckster of the straw argument that has come down the Democrat Party hack line for some decades, but I don't consider his process to be cogent, concise, logical thought. He's all about searching for the best angle to pitch his particular brand of nonsense. His whole "thoughtful" persona was a pose, at best.
The Obama administration is dragging it's feet on this for one simple reason. Regardless of how this VA scandal plays out, there's no possibility of helping his party's electoral chances, so it's being mostly ignored, and the only service being rendered here is lip service.
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