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Obama supporters view TEA party same security threat as radical Islam

Discussion in 'American Politics' started by NightHawkeye, Jun 27, 2013.

  1. childofGod1

    childofGod1 Regular Member

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    26% is a significant number of people who have irrational fears of a completely nonviolent group. Their unfounded fears are so great that they supercede fear of a group that has killed thousands of our fellow citizens, and publicly proclaims their intent to continue to kill as many more of us as possible.

    Should the headline read "A 74% majority of Obama supporters may be sane!"

    I think that might be more misleading...
     
  2. childofGod1

    childofGod1 Regular Member

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    LOL, you're my age... not old yet.
     
  3. Bedford

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    That is funny, and reminds me of my mother describing the first time she saw Elvis on television. The people of that era also had no desire to be exposed to a Brave New Utopia of Unrestrained Pelvic Activity.

    Things continue to come full circle.
     
  4. Savior2006

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    Things don't come full circle. They stay exactly the same way that they are. Some of us look ahead. Others whine about countries losing morality they never had in the first place.
     
  5. revanneosl

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    I think the main problem is lazy thinking. Nobody can deny that domestic terrorists of the right-wing variety are a greater threat than any foreign terrorist organization. Just see the chart below.

    Where the lazy thinking comes in is when my liberal brethren and sistren forget that detail & nuance are everything, and succumb to the temptation to lump the TEA Party in with all sort of other, more unsavory groups and individuals: the Klan and other white supremacists, the Abortion Clinic bomb throwers, the Sovereign Citizen nutjobs, Eric Rudolph, Timothy McVeigh, Schaeffer Cox and the Huttaree militia. The TEA Party are not these people. They are much, much saner (no matter how much I may disagree with them.) They are not going to blow up any clinics or government buildings or shoot any doctors. They are just going to fantasize about it & post their fantasies to the Free Republic website.

    The really interesting part of the chart, to me, is that ecoterrorists are coming in 2nd place, ahead of Islamic extremists. In fact, for three years (2000, 2001, 2005) the ecoterrorists beat the right-wing terrorists in number of attacks, and in two years (2002, 2003) it looks like a tie.

    I never hear conservatives say that ecoterrorists are more dangers than Islamic extremists though - even though they clearly are. I wonder why that is.

    [​IMG]
     
  6. Bedford

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    Sometimes I think that many have been traumatized by the reality of how people are, compared to how they were perceived before mass media opened the eyes of the world to what is going on. They blame media instead of questioning their ignorance to what is really going on in the world.
     
  7. Savior2006

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    I kind of jumped the gun. What can I say?

    [​IMG]

    OWS? What makes you think I supported them? I've made it abundantly clear in the past that I don't.
     
  8. EdwinWillers

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    Like NHE, I haven't a clue what you're talking about either. No one denied you access to anything (the link is there - you don't have to pay for anything), and no one laughed at your request.

    It's a 5-question poll which didn't include a question pertaining to the point in which you seem to be interested:
    Where's the problem? :scratch:
     
  9. Bedford

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    I do not doubt that you have no clue to what I am saying because you have not tried to access the complete raw data from the poll. Instead I have to rely on a summation which does not provide the information I require to make a reasonable retort. I asked for the information and was laughed at.


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    Tell me, what does

    ROTFL ...

    stand for?

    rolling on the floor laughing

    Ya, nobody was laughing, in your dreams.
     
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  10. NightHawkeye

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    Now that is funny, Bedford.

    In other words ... you got nothing ... so you want someone else to provide you with ammunition to refute something you just "know" is wrong.
    Sigh ... it's ironic, too.
     
  11. Bedford

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    I am not sure if you have a clue to what I am saying, and it doesn't really matter. You are not one I take serious.
     
  12. EdwinWillers

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    Thank you, I think. ;)

    Actually I think we bring it up all the time. Ever participated in an AGW thread here; one on the EPA, IRS, alternative energy? ;)

    I do find it interesting though the eco terrorists themselves are strangely silent against the latter (alt energy) for example, even though those battery, solar panel, etc. plants are as damaging, if not more so to the environment than what the eco terrorists hate - big lumber, developers, etc. :)

    And totally as an aside, there's an interesting phenomenon occurring in Colorado and other western states right now, which has been escalating for several decades due to the impact of environmentalists (sane or otherwise) - forest fires. Eco terrorists will bomb, burn, even sabotage the very trees (spike them) they're ostensibly trying to save to stop logging. Unfortunately, planned logging is something that actually HELPS forests, HELPS the federal government, HELPS homeowners and forest lovers by culling out the forests of fuel. Those ignorant, self-deluded idiots have caused untold damage and heartache, expense, and even death in their utterly naive "cause" against lumber companies.

    We talk about them all the time - whenever another forest fire erupts needlessly and burns innocent people out of their homes or livelihoods.
     
  13. NightHawkeye

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    OK. I would merely remind you that you initiated our discussion here. :wave:
     
  14. EdwinWillers

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    Good grief - it was 5 questions, none of which (again) addressed your apparent interest. Leave it alone already. :doh:
    Ok, my post was actually "ROTFLOL" - and it was [in fact] referring to something Wols said, not you.
     
  15. EdwinWillers

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    This might otherwise be humorous if we didn't realize he was doing this intentionally.
     
  16. Bedford

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    You really need to pay attention.

    POST 2


    POST 3


     
  17. Bedford

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    partisan hackery from the right, at it's finest. Be proud.
     
  18. Bedford

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    The title is misleading. more partisan hackery.
     
  19. EdwinWillers

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    Ah :doh: my total bad. You see, you were addressing ME, ergo I mistakenly thought you were addressing... my post.
     
  20. USincognito

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    Flappers and "hysteria treatment" devices in Sears catalogues.
    Manhattan being described as an Island of Vice.
    http://www.nytimes.com/2012/07/22/books/review/island-of-vice-by-richard-zacks.html?_r=0
    Bordellos in western towns.
    Red Lamp districts.
    Merkins wearing prostitutes in Philidelpia.
    A surprising number of mulatto children running around slave quarters.

    Some people apparently love American History because they pine on about it all the time.

    Shame those same people don't know all American History.
     
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