Gone to Glenn & Sarah's for lunch

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Re: Gone to Glenn & Sarah's for lunch

Postby Moderator » Tue Aug 31, 2010 7:11 am

I shake my head with these people. And somehow they still are allowed to talk. (Danged First Amendment.)

I wonder if he and other Senators would allow that Klansmen are also terrorists?

Just askin'.
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Re: Gone to Glenn & Sarah's for lunch

Postby Ezra Lb. » Tue Aug 31, 2010 1:45 pm

Thanks for the good words, Steve. I'm not sure about posting it over at the other place because of its length and the upcoming whatever is about to happen over there. Couldn't hurt to make folks aware it exists however and maybe drum up some business for this side.


Hitchens chimes in... http://www.slate.com/id/2265515/

Don't miss the video about halfway down the article although I must say it is the most effing depressing thing I've heard in a while. How can grown adults be so ignorant of their system of government and its history?
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Re: Gone to Glenn & Sarah's for lunch

Postby Grayson » Tue Aug 31, 2010 2:49 pm

Great post, Ezra. (And thanks for the heads up in the Pav.)

I've been following this story over at Little Green Footballs. Some of the more interesting posts:

One person got around the sign rule by putting his message on a t-shirt:

And other brought signs anyways:

A very intersting post about how many people showed up:
http://littlegreenfootballs.com/article ... _Hate_Math

Note that I am not saying that all the people there believed what some of those signs said.

I think it is necessary to note that at least from what I see, there are two major factions of the Tea Party. That being the paleoconservative-Ron Paul faction and then the neoconservative-Sarah Palin-Glenn Beck faction. Sure, there is some overlap. But I think this helps explain some of the paradoxes that Steve Barber mentioned. The other day Frank noted that Ron Paul was not against the mosque going in near Ground Zero, while Sarah Palin is. Hell, Ron Paul would had started moving troops out of Iraq and Afghanistan the day he was inaugurated.

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Re: Gone to Glenn & Sarah's for lunch

Postby markabaddon » Tue Aug 31, 2010 3:00 pm


Excellent work, thank you so much for attending and sharing your observations with us

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Re: Gone to Glenn & Sarah's for lunch

Postby FrankChurch » Tue Aug 31, 2010 5:13 pm


Big government bad: Military is big government, so is CIA, NSA, Police, Fire, Libaries, road and bridge building, street cleaning, Social Security, Medicare--remember, they are against single payer, which is cheaper, smaller government! Social welfare is small, as is money to the evil PBS, NPR, Arts. Did you idiots know that the Constitution says the government can pay for "useful arts?" You wanna cut small government, that's what you all want.

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Re: Gone to Glenn & Sarah's for lunch

Postby Chuck Messer » Tue Aug 31, 2010 7:00 pm

These fanatics want to virtually eliminate government.

Like Somalia.
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