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An all-purpose response for the GOP

March 29, 2010

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Hi, boys and girls! As a public service, I’ve prepared the following statement for Republican leaders to use when some disgruntled opponent of health care reform injures somebody — or worse. Given recent reports of threats against Democratic lawmakers in the wake of last week’s historic votes, that moment has come to feel inevitable.

When it happens, don’t you want your favorite GOP lawmaker to be ready? You can ensure that he or she is simply by clipping this statement and mailing it to them. That way, when the time comes, all your lawmaker will have to do is circle the appropriate choices and fill in the blank!

“We condemn, in the strongest terms, the recent bombing/stabbing/beating/shooting that wounded/killed Senator/Representative/President. There is no place in our democracy for that kind of thing and our party stands foursquare against those who would bring violence into political debate. We extend our best wishes/heartfelt condolences and join with other Americans in hoping the perpetrators of this heinous act will be swiftly caught and punished.

“At the same time, we must also reject the suggestion, made by some, that our behavior over the course of this long debate on health care somehow set the scene for this tragic incident which, as we have already said, we condemn.

“Some have contended that — through incidents like Rep. Joe Wilson’s outburst where he called the president a liar during a joint session of Congress, and the one where members of our party cheered hecklers in the public gallery during last week’s debate and that thing where Rep. Randy Neugebauer yelled ‘baby killer!’ and that comment by Rep. John Boehner that Rep. Steve Driehaus ‘may be a dead man’ because of his vote — we have contributed to a coarsening of political discourse that made this tragedy entirely predictable. This tragedy that we, of course, strongly, strongly condemn.

“Some have gone so far as to suggest that the tea party patriots who have led the charge against the socialistic/communistic/ tyrannical/satanic health care bill are themselves a graver threat to the nation than the legislation they oppose. The tea partiers have been characterized as dangerous and intolerant extremists by people who have read their signs and listened to their rhetoric.

“We object to this slander of these concerned Americans. Just because at least 10 representatives have reported death threats since the bill was passed and Rep. Dennis Cardoza says he’s been physically threatened, and vandals broke the door of Rep. Gabrielle Giffords’ office, and bricks have been thrown through the windows of other representatives’ offices and just because a tea party leader posted what he thought was Rep. Thomas Perriello’s home phone number and address with an invitation for tea party members to ‘drop by,’ and just because the information was actually for Perriello’s brother, Bo, who has four children at home, none older than 8, and just because somebody cut a gas line at that house, and just because police and the FBI are taking all these threats seriously and now there’s this latest bombing/stabbing/beating/shooting (that we strongly condemn), is no reason to cast aspersions upon the entire tea party movement.

“By attempting to focus the nation’s attention on all these isolated incidents, left-wing Democrats and their allies in the media seek to divert us from what should be the real story here. Namely, the fact that we in the Republican Party are working nonstop to repeal this monstrous/disgusting/demonic/diabolical bill. To that end, we are pursuing all available legal challenges and procedural options. We are also inventing a time machine.

“As this important work goes on, we are proud to have the able assistance of the patriotic Americans in the tea party movement. Some have suggested that the Republican Party, the party of Reagan and Lincoln, should be ashamed of its close affiliation with these patriots.

“We reject that idea. Indeed, if our critics know nothing else about us after this long and rancorous debate, they should know this:

“We have no shame.”

— Leonard Pitts Jr., winner of the 2004 Pulitzer Prize for commentary, is a columnist for the Miami Herald. He chats with readers from noon to 1 p.m. CDT each Wednesday on www.MiamiHerald.com. lpitts@miamiherald.com

Comments

Brent Garner 5 years, 2 months ago

How convenient Mr. Pitts. You seem to forget the threats made on left wing democrat blogs when Bush was president. Why even this lowly, of no consequences, person posting on this obscure and unrenowned newspaper comment site has been threatened by those on the left with death, bodily harm, imprisonment, and so forth. Have you forgotten the lament when the suicide bomber attacked the Afghan base where Mr. Cheney had just arrived? The lament ran something like "too bad they didn't get Cheney". How convenient to have such a short term and selective memory.

georgiahawk 5 years, 2 months ago

Time will tell what this tea bagger vitrol will produce. I hope for civility, but from what I've seen so far from them, that chance is slim! Brent, I don't remember anything like this in the last 45 years, let alone during the Bush debacle. As the rhetoric has heated up, I see more and more of the crazy fringe feeling as if the time is right to strike. You all always use as your excuse that you aren't the first (I have even seen the 60's used as an excuse, which is over 40 years old), which is firstly, no excuse (and a childish one at that) and two, it is the escalation of actions towards violence, one step at a time, that is the problem. To escalate and then claim that the other side did similar (just not as bad) feeds the mind of the deranged (tea-bagger) with thoughts that it would be alright and even justifiable to (fill in your own disgusting act). Eventually, those fueling escalation of rhetoric, untill action (which for the typical dumb-a** that has fallen for the tea bagger movement is violence, because logic is beyond them) is the only logical next step, will have to take responsibility for the violence they have wrought.

cowboy 5 years, 2 months ago

Representative Michele Bachman from Minnesota screamed to her constituents recently, "I want people in Minnesota armed and dangerous ... Having a revolution every now and then is a good thing."

Representative Steve King yelled, "Let's beat that other side to a pulp! Let's take them out. Let's chase them down."

Congressman John Boehner, "Take Steve Dryads, for example. He may be a dead man."

that coward who accidentally cut the wrong gas line? He was aiming for Virginia Congressman Tom Perriello's house but ended up at the congressman's brother's house instead.

As for Sarah Palin, our Republican Court Fool, here's a sweet quote from her: "In Alaska, you know what we do with people like that? We hunt 'em down and shoot 'em between the eyes."

As legislators prepared to vote, Sean Hannity wondered if that hour was when America turned on the path "completely towards" socialism. (Actually, you'll know for sure when Van Jones and Cass Sunstein knock on your door in the middle of the night and drag you to a gulag.)

Limbaugh followed up his outrageously offensive (but by this point run-of-the-mill) comparison of Obama to Hitler by mourning our democracy. It no longer exists, Limbaugh concluded, identifying the cause of its demise: our democratically elected Congress and president, of course. "They won because they held Congress and the presidency, and therein lies the lesson: We need to defeat these bastards. We need to wipe them out. We need to chase them out of town."

Just a few of the hundreds of inciting quotes from republican leaders. Subtle , not. Feeding this hatred to the young brown shirts is bound to have consequences and these folks should be held accountable.

a_flock_of_jayhawks 5 years, 2 months ago

W had a couple of shoes thrown at him and someone showed up to a rally with the wrong shirt on (obviously hadn't gotten the memo on appropriate attire). I think there was a British egg incident in there, too. Did I cover them all?

Jay Keffer 5 years ago

There you go again, using that sexual slur. Do you really like what it describes? Sick....

rbwaa 5 years, 2 months ago

We have only to look to scott roeder's terrorist murder of Dr. Tiller as an example of what radical rhetoric can do.

grammaddy 5 years, 2 months ago

For real Beo!It's okay though. We're watching the implosion of the Regurgican party.

Steve Clark 5 years, 2 months ago

"Always look on the bright side of life..." De doo doo doo doo doo de doo... Whoops, I'm in the wrong box, again. Sorry. Enjoy your hate today folks. Please try not to hurt anyone.

Flap Doodle 5 years, 2 months ago

gram, did you learn the term "Regurgican party" from listening to Air America before they went off the air because they were broke? Even though they stole money from a charity, they couldn't survive in the marketplace of ideas?

beatrice 5 years, 2 months ago

That big Republican thinker Joe the Plumber was in AZ over the weekend on a national tour with the tea party Republicans. He claimed we should torture prisoners of war and shoot people attempting to illegally enter the country at the Mexican border. Looks to me like Pitts is correct once again.

http://www.azcentral.com/12news/news/articles/2010/03/28/20100328teaparty0329-CP.html

Thinking_Out_Loud 5 years, 2 months ago

Did_I_Say_That wrote: "The quote that cowboy uses was created by Borowitz for the sake of satirical humor; cowboy missed the humor and thought it was real. That is sad."

My point, too. Because I always laugh uproarously at jokes about killing people! Man, there's nothing better than a good joke about shooting someone between the eyes because you disagree with their politics. You just never get tired of those, you know?

Richard Payton 5 years, 2 months ago

Any politicial person is a target of extreme individuals that can justify violence as a greater good deed. Pitts suggest that only the Dems receive threats and not the GOP. Pitts must have forget the Reagan attempted threat on his life. Teabaggers are allowed the freedom of speech to civil debate or protest. Hitler didn't allow protest and would kill anyone that didn't follow his dogma beliefs.

Jimo 5 years, 2 months ago

Brent Garner -- obviously you aren't serious so why waste our time? Obscure and bad taste commentary by equally obscure individuals is hardly equivalent to open, repeated, and loudly spoken threats from the Republican leadership (by which I mean Rush Limbaugh among others).

paliddy 5 years, 2 months ago

Stiumulus, Baguette Pain, and Posercare live unprecedented

Darwin bless you

Really effective. If you repeat it over and over and over and over again it will be true. Just like all the other slogans the Repugnantcons spew forth. Some say they come from the land of No where logic and reason are banished to the shadows. Self interest and greed are the going creed and let no man get between me and my gun. Circus of the absurd will fascinate the ignorant and get them up and anti but in the long hall the big top will come down, the elephants depart and the clowns go home. All that will be left is crap, flattened grass and empty promises of the greatest show on earth flying in the wind.

jayhawklawrence 5 years, 2 months ago

My bet is that the American people will be satisfied with improving the health care system with these reforms as a good start just as they do with Social Security and Medicare.

Congratulations to Leonard Pitt for always making some sense out of the nonsense.

How can anybody in their right mind vote for a group that promotes the torture of prisoners of war and promotes the carrying of guns at political rallies?

The rhetoric that is being used in public and in private groups (think NRA rallies) is shameless.

Can such a political party be trusted to govern reponsibly and represent all of the American people?

Yet, all of the political capital that the Democrats have gained could be lost if they do not help small and medium sized businesses in this country and resist some of the extreme views within their own party.

Flap Doodle 5 years, 2 months ago

Mid-term elections can't come soon enough.

Olympics 5 years, 2 months ago

You didn't get mad when the Supreme Court stopped a legal recount and appointed a President.

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 just disappeared in Iraq.

You didn't get mad when you found out we were torturing people.

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, New Orleans, drown.

You didn't get mad when we gave a 900 billion tax break to the rich.

You didn't get mad when the deficit hit the trillion dollar mark.

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...oh hell no.

beatrice 5 years, 2 months ago

They finally got mad when they passed a healthcare bill that closely resembles what Republican Mitt Romney saw passed in his state. What a bunch of b.s. They are just upset over being the minority party, and soon to be minority race. boo hoo hoo

yourworstnightmare 5 years, 2 months ago

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jaywalker 5 years, 2 months ago

"Hmm... all your examples are things done/written/created by non-Americans. Got any examples of things that were done by people of our nation?"

Ooo. That's a tough one.

http://www.binscorner.com/pages/d/death-threats-against-bush-at-protests-i.html

Palin was hung in effigy before the '08 election. Bunning recently received numerous threats after blocking legislation that wasn't paid for yet. Gingrich got threats. Ford and Reagan were shot at.

Please. Pretending that this type of insane behavior is the exclusive purview of one party is ludicrous. What's even worse is taking the actions of the few and blanketing all with it. Gee, isn't that just like smearing all homosexuals because pedophile priests like to prey on young boys? I thought liberals were the leaders in the anti-stereotyping campaign. Guess not so much when it's the "other side." Hypocrites.

georgiahawk 5 years, 2 months ago

Olympics @ 11:58, great post! Why aren't you right wing nuts, or tea-baggers responding to that wonderful post? Explain your evil, please!

yourworstnightmare 5 years, 2 months ago

Sensitive right-wing crybabies out there. AllI did was point out that Barack Hussein Obama, President of the United States and Commander in Chief of the US Military, is a black man.

The presidne tis a black man. Stating tis got my comments removed?

Geez, these sensitive right-wing crybabies must need a diaper change.

By the way, Barack Hussein Obama, President of the United States and Commander in Chief of the US Military, is a black man.

Barack Hussein Obama is black.

Jim Phillips 5 years, 2 months ago

Since we all already recognized the political affiliations of the persons who allegedly sent death threats ( assuming there really were that many) as "Tea Party" members, then we must have them identified. So prosecute them. We can't? We don't know who they were? Hmmm! Perhaps some were disgruntled Democrats who realized the quagmire that was shoved down our respective throats.

While it cannot be denied there have been Conservative assassins throughout history, the liberal factions have done more than their share of violence and mayhem too. I wonder how many variations of "Kill Bush" were posted on moveon.org. The righteous indignation of the left is amusing.

Bottom line: people should be getting quite exhausted from jumping to conclusions. But let's not let the facts get in the way of a good story.

Jim Phillips 5 years, 2 months ago

"georgiahawk (anonymous) says… Olympics @ 11:58, great post! Why aren't you right wing nuts, or tea-baggers responding to that wonderful post? Explain your evil, please!"

I might when I stop laughing.

Jim Phillips 5 years, 2 months ago

"georgiahawk (anonymous) says… Olympics @ 11:58, great post! Why aren't you right wing nuts, or tea-baggers responding to that wonderful post? Explain your evil, please!"

I might when I stop laughing.

bruno2 5 years, 2 months ago

A few comments: Mr. Garner, you make it far too easy to point out your ignorance. Pitts got the Pulitzer, not the Nobel. Maybe if you watched something other than Fox News, listened to something other than Rush, and God forbid, actually read something, you might be better informed, thereby lending at least a shred of credence to your opinions. Mr. Shewmon, the wealthy of this country have seen their income increase 300% in the last 20 years. The poor and middle class have lost income during the same period (except during the Clinton administration). This is trickle up economics. I'd like nothing more than to see them "tapped out". Worst, Obama is half black and half white. Where does black start and white end? If it's with one drop of blood, you might want to research your geneology, probably a black or native american somewhere in your tree. How's that sit with you?

grammaddy 5 years, 2 months ago

Snap- nope. I used to call them "Retardicans" until a special ed teacher friend of mine showed me the error of my ways. Never listened to "Air America" although I think Al Franken is great.

yourworstnightmare 5 years, 2 months ago

Barack Hussein Obama, a black man, is in charge of this country as the President and is also in charge of the US military as Commander and Chief.

Time to revolt! Time to take our country back! Time to take revolutionary action!

Pathetic little right-wing cry-babies with full diapers if you ask me.

Liberty275 5 years, 2 months ago

"Barack Hussein Obama is black."

Are you a firm believer in the "one drop doctrine"?

I'd say he is of mixed race. He's also half Kansan.

yourworstnightmare 5 years, 2 months ago

"Are you a firm believer in the "one drop doctrine"?"

Don't know what you mean. The fact is that Barack Hussein Obama, a black man, is in charge of this country as the President and is also in charge of the US military as Commander and Chief.

Rebel, tea-baggers! Take back your country!

Fred Whitehead Jr. 5 years, 2 months ago

When is the torchlight parade? I need to get my jsckboots polished, my brown shirt and red and white and black I"spider" armband cleaned and ready for the anschuluss, when the Idaho militia attacks the White House and the country is REALLY taken over (but by the klan and the American Nazi Party). We all need to be properly dressed and educated so the midnight "nacht und nebel" squads will pass us buy.

Seig Tea Baguette!!!!!!!!

cowboy 5 years, 2 months ago

Ok boys while I'm out working hard all day your sitting around trashin me. OK I got tricked on a quote , one , what about the rest A$$hats , and there's a hundred more like that.

In Breaking News the RNC paid for big night out on the town at a lesbian bondage club in Cali.

Family Values ?

Really , you can't make this crap up and the well is so deep wioth it.

Olympics 5 years, 2 months ago

Republicans National Committee spent $1,946 at topless club http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/us_republicans_spending

Nice to see a Republican involved in heterosexual "scandal" for once.

Olympics 5 years, 2 months ago

Oops....didn't read your posting Cowboy!

Liberty275 5 years, 2 months ago

"RNC paid for big night out on the town at a lesbian bondage club"

What's wrong with that?

"Family Values ?"

Did they take their kids? I hate to break this to you, but someone can believe in family values and still enjoy watching lesbians whipping each other. As one of my favorite drama professors put it "art is other". Going to see "As You Like It" doesn't make you a crossdresser.

yourworstnightmare 5 years, 2 months ago

porch person,

Thanks for the information (wink wink).

It is time for all good tea baggers to rebel and revolt, to take their country back from Barack Hussein Obama, a black man who is is charge of this country as the President and is also in charge of the US military as Commander and Chief!

(sad trombone) waaa waaa waaa waaaaaaaaaaaaaaa

Liberty275 5 years, 2 months ago

I wonder if pitts will be making up excuses for Norman Leboon who was arrested today for threatening to kill Eric Cantor and his wife. Oops, the DNC has beat him to it by saying they will be giving the $505 Leboon donated to "obama for president" to a charity.

Porchee, attempt to make sense.

Liberty275 5 years, 2 months ago

"your last post makes you out to be?"

First off, that feeling you have is cognitive dissonance. It's making you angry. I understand.

On to your question. No, I'm as open minded as the post makes me out to be. I'm also fairly amoral. (You can quote me on that porchee) What adults find entertaining is none of my business as long as it's legal and nobody's rights are infringed upon. I know it pains you to think someone can be a good parent and later that night enjoy watching a little kinky action. Deep inside, you think people that would watch lesbian bondage are unfit to be parents. I don't agree with you, but I won't hold that opinion against you.

Say, you aren't one of those guys that thinks sex is only OK if it's through a hole in a sheet are you? If so, it was not my intention to offend thee, brother.

Instead of trying to insult me, find an instance of someone from the RNC trying to shut down a lesbian bondage club so you can call them hypocrites.

"assume you're are a strong practitioner of teabagging as well"

LOL. NO. I don't understand the allure of all that fetish stuff. As I noted earlier, I had to look up a lot of the more obscure acts after a south park episode.

Liberty275 5 years, 2 months ago

"Not much you can add to that." I'm reminded of the movie Amadeus. To paraphrase: it has exactly the right number of notes. I still don't get your point, but you don't seem to either. The beo guy got something out of it so it wasn't a complete waste.

"Nothing to add." That's OK.

Mike Ford 5 years, 2 months ago

keep providing the uneducated chucklehead commentary penders. I'm laughing at you not with you.

May Bedtime with Bonzo, trickle down economic destruction, and cutting taxes to the point where there's no revenue left exist in your 1950's states rights revisionist Ozzie and Harriet life.

Liberty275 5 years, 2 months ago

"You want people to respect what you say here and be influenced by your opinion"

Not hardly. I don't derive my opinion of myself from others. I don't want to to influence opinions either. I just enjoy writing.

"It's a facade as the name calling ("porchee" "

Porchee is cute. It's my pet name for you. You shouldn't take offense. In fact, you might notice you are one of the few people I'll address by name. You should take that as a compliment because it is.

"caught saying something dumb or inaccurate"

I don't remember being caught, but it's not outside of the realm of possibility.

"it's hard to influence people"

That's not my intent. All I do is say my words and let people have them for what they are. If you are studious, you'll guess that I stole that bit of philosophy from post modern art, specifically abstract expressionism. And you'd be right. I deviate from that a little when someone literally misreads what I wrote and comes to a gross misunderstanding, but I try not to.

"you've defended child rapists"

facepalm.jpg

Saying the government shouldn't kill women and children because they are acting under orders from an inept attorney general is a far cry from defending any sort of rapist. And I'll go to my grave saying that every American accused of a crime deserves a fair trial and a guilty conviction before being executed or incarcerated. The only aberration from that is if someone poses imminent danger to law enforcement or innocent people. That's written in the constitution (the trial part, anyway). You may not like it, but it's there.

Unlike you, I can mentally separate the actions of an idiot jesus wannabe and the actions of the federal government. I can also find them both wrong. In fact I do find the actions of both wrong. Further, I find the actions of koresh illegal. As I've said before, I don't think we should ever consider making the action of the attorney general and those acting under him/her illegal because the threat of lawsuits could hinder them in the execution of their jobs.

Have you never read the constitution or are you just letting emotion cloud your judgment?

"declared that watching lesbians whip each other is "ok"." If it two adults, consenting to being watched, whip each other, why wouldn't it be OK? You don't make a very good liberal. Matter of fact, you are starting to reek of censorship.

Anyway, all that stuff about the RNC was a false alarm anyway. It turns out a consultant went to a nightclub featuring nude dancers and simulated sex, then billed the RNC. The RNC paid the bill without realizing the nature of the club. The money has already been returned to the RNC's coffers. The report was disingenuous.

Still, that doesn't change my position that people can have family values and still go watch adult entertainment such as lesbian bondage.

"Basically, you're kind of a jerk." OK.. But I gotta be me.

jimmyjms 5 years, 2 months ago

"How convenient Mr. Pitts. You seem to forget the threats made on left wing democrat blogs when Bush was president."

Brent Garner somehow equivocates anonymous bloggers with the leaders of one of the two major political parties. Yep, the two are exactly the same.

good grief.

Brent Garner 5 years, 2 months ago

For more examples of violent speech from the left I refer you to the following link: (My apologies to the LJW. I would have posted the article in its entirety but it is too long and would probably violate some other rule.)

http://townhall.com/columnists/JohnHawkins/2010/03/30/violent_liberal_hate_rhetoric_fifteen_quotes?page=full&comments=true

I was particularly offended by the left wing "comics" who talked about raping Condolezza Rice!

jbiegs 5 years, 2 months ago

Why is everyone so upset about the RNC going out to an adult entertainment establishment? They were just stimulating the economy! lol

Richard Payton 5 years, 2 months ago

RNC goes out to Hollywood club and lefies get upset. Clinton screws a dozen gals with big hair and the right wing goes nuts. Tiger Woods has affairs and everyone goes crazy in the sports world. Tabloid 101 midterm exams due tommorrow.

Liberty275 5 years, 2 months ago

"You want to subscribe to "family values""

I didn't say anything about m family values. Mine are simple: one wife I won't cheat on of force my beliefs upon and letting my children (when we decide to have them) develop their own belief system. I don't "subscribe" to family values, I define my own. My wife defines her own. Our kids will define their own.

Do you have reading comprehension problems?

"deliberately ignore the circumstances."

I found the circumstance irrelevant outside of the law enforcement officials protecting themselves from eminent danger. Your mind may not be able to comprehend the difference, but mine can. That doesn't surprise me as you have difficulty with any sort of abstract thought. Not to alarm you, but that is a symptom of schizophrenia.

"I'm the guy who notes when you promote behavior that is deviant"

Define "deviant". Is lesbian bondage deviant? Is communal living deviant? Is sex not solely for procreation deviant? Deviant from what? From the law? From what your mother told you? From your bigoted thoughts?

Also, look up the words "promote" and "tolerate". The difference in meanings may seem obscure to you now, but that is nothing a dictionary won't fix. Of course, you could try a tactic right out of fred phelps' playbook. He equates tolerance with promotion as well. Porchee, you aren't one of those phelps weirdos, are you?

"I'm the guy who makes fun of the nihilist who has no scruples."

Porchee, your level of intellectual and educational maturity precludes you from even walking up to the gates of that ballpark.

"ethics of someone with no morality"

I'm only fairly amoral. But I am purely ethical. You may not share my ethics, but that's only because yours are little more than litter your mother made you stuff into your pockets as a little boy.

"I'm not the only person who has noted this." Do you know the name of that logical fallacy?

Liberty275 5 years, 2 months ago

"Everytime you say it, I know you're pissed."

You need to give me a reason to be angry first. Here's some ideas: Work on the "hick", "cracker" or "redneck" angles a little. I'm from a family of southern white trash, take advantage of that. I spent a few years in Miracle Hill in Pickens SC. Google it. I read Nietzsche. My favorite form of entertainment is NHRA. Think of interesting ways of using those.

So far you are an ankle biter, like a cute little yorkie.

tbaker 5 years, 2 months ago

Our country is heading in a new direction. It is obvious the Democratic leadership would like America to be an entitlement-based society that is based on some perverted form of "fairness" instead of self determination, self-responsibility, freedom to succeed and fail on our own merits, and a lot of hard work.

The moocher class in this country is activated like never before. The question now before the conservatives is whether or not we are willing (or ready for that matter) to fight back. If people who would call themselves 'conservative' cannot see that the values we belive in are not in decline, then they are blind. November 2nd will be the first test to see whether or not we are genuinely ready to work as hard to preserve liberty as the left is to destroy it. If we are not, we deserve to have everything we work for taken from us and "redeistributed" into the giant assisted living facility the the moochers and looters are trying to turn our country into.

“You cannot legislate the poor into freedom by legislating the wealthy out of freedom. What one person receives without working for, another person must work for without receiving. The government cannot give to anybody anything that the government does not first take from somebody else. When half of the people get the idea that they do not have to work because the other half is going to take care of them, and when the other half gets the idea that it does no good to work because somebody else is going to get what they work for, that my dear friend, is about the end of any nation. You cannot multiply wealth by dividing it.”

~~ Dr. Adrian Rogers, 1931- 2005

independant1 5 years, 2 months ago

We don’t have to worry about anything. No nation in the history of the world was ever sitting as pretty. If we want anything, all we have to do is go and buy it on credit. (Will Rogers)

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