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Paul Krugman: Yeah, We're In A Depression

Mrs_Higglesby Wrote: Jun 11, 2012 8:36 PM
This little Rick AH thinks I should repeat the history of the Civil War and Lincoln's deliberate intention of expanding the role of federal government in our lives a thousand fold. Do your own research and reading, Twinky. I know my American history better than 99.9% of Americans, especially the Civil War era. Lincoln and the north started that war, and it was over states rights, not slavery. Lincoln also had his generals deliberately torch and burn entire states, killing innocent men women and children. Georgia especially was singled out for special attention by General Sherman with untold thousands of civilians killed or left entirely homeless and without food. They burned every farm in sight.
rick1907 Wrote: Jun 11, 2012 8:43 PM
You said before, "Lincoln oredered the killiing of civilians..." and i just wrote the operative part of the Gen Order to the troop commanders regarding that subject. You've been proven wrong. I won't even bother with your flimsy "states rights" argument which was developed by Southron elites to mask what they really were worried about..the loss of their Slaves. It is the mark of a silly person to even say something like "they burned every farm in sight." That's like your remark the other day saying that American blacks "burned entire cities to the ground," one of your most insensate remarks. I asked you then which "entire cities" blacks burned to the ground and you still haven't answered. I repeat, you are a piece of disgusting white trash.
Jerry1 Wrote: Jun 11, 2012 8:49 PM
I can see that you and Mrs H are friends.
James____Tx Wrote: Jun 11, 2012 8:42 PM
Sherman's march to the sea Caused the burning of many buildings and many civilian deaths (but not by the order of Lincoln). Sherman's march to the sea has been noted by some historians as the first use of the "Total War Concept" by America. By Sherman burning out the core of the Confederacy the Civil War was shorted by 2 years plus (an assumption based on the amount of supplies destroyed and the amount required for the south to maintain it's war effort). This was A Gen Grant strategy and blessed by Lincoln.
Mrs_Higglesby Wrote: Jun 11, 2012 8:46 PM
Yeah, that's cool but you same folks want us to do pennanace for eternity for Hiroshima and slavery, right?
James____Tx Wrote: Jun 11, 2012 8:53 PM
What in the name of god are you talking about. Can you not read.
Mrs_Higglesby Wrote: Jun 11, 2012 8:36 PM
No wonder the overpaid and under worked commie school teachers love the little monkey. He was, in my mind, the most damaging president we ever had, and Obama is running a close second.
Jerry1 Wrote: Jun 11, 2012 8:44 PM
Not sure about all that, but I am glad that he did what he did, he was ruthless, but like the Unions of today, (and the Communists in Congress) there is no other way to deal with them.

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Krugman utterly despises conservatives, remember, so there's no way he's intentionally advancing this damning indictment to damage the president he'll support in the fall.  Perhaps he just assumed that because he was among friends at Netroots Nation (you know, the conference that cheered abortion), he had extra latitude to...