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grahamhgreen Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-26-09 01:52 AM
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Cool anonymous post from some soldier in the WaPo forum
"gkam wrote:

I wonder if wildfire1946 pays attention to the facts, or just makes them up, as if they were a religion.

Torture is a capital crime. Naked aggression against a sovereign nation is a war crime. The bombing, blasting, shooting, burning, frying, of more than a hundred thousand humans is a war crime.

As a notion of laws we MUST act. There is no choice, no matter that some wanna-be's and never-were's think they know more than those of us who have been to war.

What kind of people would justify the despicable, degrading, and disgusting acts of torture? What kind of person would find nothing wrong with waterboarding someone 183 times?

The same kind of person who would let his country decay, his schools decline, poor children without school food programs, all so millionaires could dodge their fair share of taxes. Conservatives are scaredy-cats, afraid of everything, not just taxes and military service. They need their guns to protect them from life and their god to protect them from death.

That's why we have government - to protect the rest of us from the conservatives."
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KT2000 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-26-09 02:07 AM
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1. Great comments
especially the last line.
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Control-Z Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-26-09 07:31 PM
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34. Love that last line too.
I think I've found me a new sig line.

"That's why we have government - to protect the rest of us from the conservatives."
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depakid Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-26-09 02:14 AM
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2. K & R
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Ghost Dog Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-26-09 02:26 AM
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3. "notion of laws" == nation of notional laws.
Good Freudian slip.
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POAS Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-26-09 04:48 AM
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7. Excellent catch
and I like the spin you put on it!

That may pass as the GOP mantra, a "nation of notional laws"!
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DeSwiss Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-26-09 03:01 AM
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4. No truer words have ever been spoken....
- K&FuckingRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRR!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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XOKCowboy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-26-09 04:07 AM
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5. k&r
Thanks for posting this.
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POAS Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-26-09 04:46 AM
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6. "Conservatives are scaredy-cats, afraid of everything,"
A message that is finally getting through to those that are politically less informed than your average DU poster!

A well written piece, thanks for bringing is to us!
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NewJeffCT Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-26-09 01:18 PM
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11. and, it is so true
I was shocked, but happy, to hear Powell's chief of staff on Rachel Maddow calling out Cheney for being a coward.
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pacalo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-26-09 11:08 AM
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8. "That's why we have government -- to protect the rest of us from the conservatives."
Damn right.

Beautiful comments!
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Parker CA Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-26-09 06:19 PM
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27. That's the one the really jumped off the page at me too. Spot-on commentary. n/t.
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Gregorian Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-26-09 08:55 PM
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40. I will never forget reading this. This has the ring of real truth.
Man, oh man. That is some brilliant thinking.


And here I was just moments before, washing dishes, and saying to myself- Conservatives don't care about life. That is why they use anti-abortion as a stance. It's their fake way of saying they care. They don't.
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drmeow Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-26-09 01:09 PM
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9. Link to the original article/forum?
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glitch Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-26-09 01:13 PM
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10. I love this person.
I am changing my sigline because this is perfect:

"Conservatives are scaredy-cats, afraid of everything, not just taxes and military service. They need their guns to protect them from life and their god to protect them from death.

That's why we have government - to protect the rest of us from the conservatives."
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hwmnbn Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-26-09 03:39 PM
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17. LOL, that was my first thought too...
This is a perfect, succinct, and spot on.
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SecularMotion Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-26-09 01:30 PM
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12. K & R
:applause:
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Cha Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-26-09 01:31 PM
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13. I'm so glad I saw this on the
front page! Very concisely written and straight to the heart of the crimes from a Soldier who sees what kind of people would condone it.

"Conservatives" seems like such a tame word for the Macabre Machiavellian Marauders.
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hwmnbn Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-26-09 03:43 PM
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18. Macabre Machiavellian Marauders...
nice!! :thumbsup:
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Cha Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-26-09 04:05 PM
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20.  I just added another apt description..
Macabre Maciavellian Marauding Monsters.

Who need to be contained in the prison of their own designs.
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jeff30997 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-26-09 06:32 PM
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32. I prefer Macabre Machiavellian Marauders...
Because the acronym is MMM and M is only 2 letters away from K as in KKK. :)
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Cha Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-26-09 07:40 PM
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36. Okay!
Anything to keep this amazing post kicked to the top!:)
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swilton Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-26-09 02:36 PM
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14. K&R
Truer words were never spoken - :applause:
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BlancheSplanchnik Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-26-09 03:23 PM
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15. Wow! fucking Awesome
"They need their guns to protect them from life and their god to protect them from death."

:patriot:
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Tommy_J Donating Member (668 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-26-09 03:24 PM
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16. Most excellent

K&R
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mckara Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-26-09 03:44 PM
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19. One Eloquent SOB!

:patriot:
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1776Forever Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-26-09 05:49 PM
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21. These criminals (we know their names by heart) were trying to make their own rules!
Edited on Sun Apr-26-09 05:50 PM by 1776Forever
Rumsfeld, Wolfowitz, Chency, Bush 1 and 2 and 3 and 4 and more wanted to make the rules by their way or the highway! They wanted to privatize the military! They wrote the rule books here! It was their handwriting on these atrocities! Are we a nation of laws or hypocrites and "whiners"?

Take a listen at Wolfowitz, "I am looking forward and not back" - I just bet you are!

Video here:

http://video.google.com/videoplay?docid=-3687629890877428655

:grr: :nuke: :grr:
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lamp_shade Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-26-09 05:50 PM
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22. +1
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ayeshahaqqiqa Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-26-09 05:53 PM
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23. Wow!
Wish I could shake that fellow's hand! That was wonderfully put!
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Greyhound Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-26-09 06:07 PM
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24. K&R
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rasputin1952 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-26-09 06:16 PM
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25. I have been saying this for years, albeit not quite so eloquently...
as a veteran, I know what kind of people are in the military; dedicated men and women that are sworn to uphold the Constitution and protect this nation. Something conservatives unceasingly fail to do.

The Services are inherently conservative because it is the nature to protect what we love. However, the men and women who have seen combat, sacrificed a portion of their lives, or their lives, to defend this nation, know they do it because we are a nation of ideals, not just a nation comprised of bombastic ungrateful fools, (read neo-Conservatives). Virtually all of the veterans I know, want war to end, but will fight for this nation if they have to; not so those who send them into harms way.

I know many veterans, and few of them hold Limbaugh, Hannity, O'Reilly or Savage in any higher esteem than they do a slug. For those of us who have served, we know that those who didn't are cowards. I have sat in the presence of heroes, I have been at the burial of heroes, only cowards are missing...they always are.

:patriot:
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judesedit Donating Member (450 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-26-09 06:17 PM
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26. Amen!
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malaise Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-26-09 06:23 PM
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28. Freaking perfect
K & R
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Wetzelbill Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-26-09 06:25 PM
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29. ouch that was a beatdown
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quidam56 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-26-09 06:29 PM
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30. Plus, they love blowing stuff up,
http://www.wisecountyissues.com/?p=138

This is TOXIC TERRORISM. Our water is foul with heavy metals and disease, but as long as the politician and the profit machine are doing well, people don't matter.
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ooglymoogly Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-26-09 06:31 PM
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31. Thoughts from a real mind
we need more, many, many more.
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ekwhite Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-26-09 06:45 PM
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33. K&R and a big salute
for one of our brave soldiers. Well said, soldier.
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kentuck Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-26-09 07:32 PM
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35. K & R !
A very good post!
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silver10 Donating Member (492 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-26-09 07:50 PM
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37. K&R
Really awesome post! In a few words, it distills the whole situation.
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Enthusiast Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-26-09 07:53 PM
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38. K&R Beautifully said! nt
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Fly by night Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-26-09 08:11 PM
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39. I sent this out to 50+ people today (one of the reasons I love DU)
K&R
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Vidar Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-26-09 10:01 PM
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41. Excellent comments.
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tosh Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-26-09 10:55 PM
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42. Perfection! nt
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MannyGoldstein Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-26-09 10:56 PM
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43. Word. NT
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FourScore Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-26-09 11:36 PM
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44. recommend and bookmarking! n/t
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Sunnyshine Donating Member (698 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-27-09 12:57 AM
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45. Must kick and recommend that poster along with each and every reason listed for shame.
Keeping them honest!

(FuX news uses that when leading into segments on Washington- but a year ago it was "And now to our nations capital.")

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SecularMotion Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-27-09 08:03 AM
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46. Kick nt
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