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October 09, 2006

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Mike

The old saying is..."Birds of a feather flock together"...Masood can tell you more about that...

Bev

Gosh, what a truly dispicable comment, Mike.

You point out a Muslim on this blog, when told about the immoral behavior of Republican leaders in American government, probably Christians?
What an unusual solution to our nation's problems.

Gene

Mike,

Good observation and good to see someone think outside the box. Conspirators stick-together, hardcore democrats stick-together and terrorist stick-together. One idea can galavanize a group of people against all others. I wouldn't say Reynolds and Foley have much in common however. A homosexual who sent text messages to pages and an alleged women-beater? Not much there

Murtha & Jefferson, now those are two birds who will definitely flock together. Not to metion Iran & N. Korea.

Bev

The Dog Ate My Campaign Appearance
By Paul Kiel - October 10, 2006, 9:20 AM

The Foley scandal has caused a rash of scheduling conflicts, it appears.

The two figures most tainted by the scandal, Speaker Dennis Hastert (R-IL) and NRCC Chairman Rep. Tom Reynolds (R-NY), had been scheduled to come campaign for Rep. Don Sherwood (R-PA), who's been having a tough campaign this year, in part because he allegedly tried to strangle his ex-mistress (he's admitted the affair, denied the strangling).

Things just didn't work out. But it has nothing to do with Foley.

Not for Hastert:
Jake O'Donnell, a spokesman for Sherwood, said Monday that an Oct. 18 event with Hastert was only tentatively scheduled and was canceled mostly because...
Sherwood had another major event the next day.

And not for Reynolds:
"When asked why the Reynolds appearance was canceled, [O'Donnell] said, 'It is mostly about the travel schedule, but there is that other issue.'

Wait. "That other issue?" Now I'm confused.

Reynolds' spokesman clears things up:
NRCC spokesman Ed Patru said Reynolds had events in his own district that led him to drop out of the Sherwood fundraiser.

So there. Nothing to do with Foley.

John

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Mike,

Good observation and good to see someone think outside the box. Conspirators stick-together, hardcore democrats stick-together and terrorist stick-together. One idea can galavanize a group of people against all others. I wouldn't say Reynolds and Foley have much in common however. A homosexual who sent text messages to pages and an alleged women-beater? Not much there

Murtha & Jefferson, now those are two birds who will definitely flock together. Not to metion Iran & N. Korea."

Ah, way to lump all Democrats as terrorists, and say its ok to beat women and sexually harass 16 year-olds. I guess now we see what you are, Gene.

Mike

Bev...my shiboliths say "birds of a feather"...it is beyond party politics, religion, race... Bible (remember the Red Words) says "you know them by their acts"!

Bev

And Masood's "acts" are...?

Thomas Williams

That's right, lets continue with the ad hominem attacks and not focus on the issues. The Democrats have their own closets full of skeletons. This is not where we want to go. The issues people. The issues.


Tom

csm

I think the Republicans are in for a major drubbing this October... it'll be good to clean a lot of these jackasses out of the Houst and Senate...

fcc

"Gosh, what a truly dispicable comment, Mike."

Sorry Mike but she is right. You should have dropped an F-bomb, idiot or A-hole comment on Masood. Those are more appropriate.

BAWDYSCOT

Jackasses reside on both sides of the aisle and filling one or both houses with Democrats may solve the immediate problem of the Imperial Republican regime, but they will only supplant this regime with one just as odious. We need major change not just the musical chairs these two parties would like to see go on forever.

John

"Jackasses reside on both sides of the aisle and filling one or both houses with Democrats may solve the immediate problem of the Imperial Republican regime, but they will only supplant this regime with one just as odious. We need major change not just the musical chairs these two parties would like to see go on forever."

I agree with your sentiment, Bawdy. But I think there is a lot further to go down the path before things can be cleansed.

csm

Although I agree with your sentiments Bawdy, I find the flavor of the democrats less odious at this point. And, at least for awhile, we'll have the stalemate of a dem congress and a rep white house. Better nothing gets done than the steamroller we've had since W was elected.

BAWDYSCOT

csm,

You might find the Dems less odious, but I would chalk that up to the fact we haven't had that taste in our mouths lately, absence makes the heart grow fonder, remember.

Mike

I love it when you talk like that Bev.

csm

Well Bawdy, perhaps you are right. But I can't recall Dems being so fast and loose with facts. Well, at least not since the Vietnam era...

Bev

I'm not sure where to put this info, so I'll just go here.
Bawdy once wondered about atheists being President. Just discovered a poll for ya:

Are you ready to elect a ...
Woman - 61%
Black - 58%
Jew - 55%
Hispanic - 41%
Asian - 33%
Mormon - 29% (only w/ "Romney" for last name?)
ATHEIST - 14%
Gay - 7%

I'm trying to do the math for a gay, black, female atheist :-)

Hey, does that describe Condi?

Masood

"I'm trying to do the math for a gay, black, female atheist :-)"

Comes to around 2.5% (if my math is right) :)

-Masood

csm

Isn't it just amazing that atheists are viewed with more contempt than Mormons? Fer chrissakes these fuckers believe god turned the skin of native americans (indians) brown as a punishment.

From 1 Nephi Chapter 12... The Native Americans are the decedents of those "who dwindled in unbelief." As a punishment for their disbelief, their skin was darkened and they became "a filthy people, full of idleness and all manner of abominations."

I guess in the eyes of most Americans it is better to believe in "something" - even if it is hateful and stupid.

Bev

Well, if Masood's math is right (thx for the help, friend :-) then calling yourself a Christian (but not a Mormon Christian) gets you 50 percentage points.
I also find it amazing that 39% (!) of Americans AREN'T ready for a woman. Gosh, even "Old Europe" is more progressive than the New World!
Oh, and take heart, atheists. Muslims aren't even considered.

Bev

Oh, back to this actual topic for a moment -- Bush campaigned for Sherwood. Yeah, it was a little awkward.

But, anyway, I've been giving this some thought, csm: "...those "who dwindled in unbelief."

We sometimes forget that the Native Americans were here for a couple of THOUSAND years before us... NOT raping the land.
We've been here for a couple of HUNDRED years under the greedy believers (you know, those commanded to give up all their worldly possessions in order to gain eternal life) and the environment is going to hell.

Wouldn't you think that those who are most ardent about believing in a Creator of the Planet Earth would be at the forefront of those leading the rest of us to protect it.
Instead, when it's an endangered species vs. Big Business, the Puritans are on the side of those raping the land.
Go figure.

Did anyone else go to a Pow-Wow this fall? They are very cool. Check it out on the web.

BAWDYSCOT

Why worry about it when you can absolve your sins every Sunday.

Mike

The paralell to the Mormon quote is the one about "Ham" in the Bible... same outcome...

Mendez Mural Garden

Not long ago or far away, a group hatched a plan. That plan required a transition, a paradigm shift; for it is during periods of change that advantage can best be gained and consolidated. Affecting this changed required the recruitment of unlikely allies. Turning to the most staid and conservative elements of society, they found that they could secure support by merely reciting select mantras. Once a willingness to chant the eternal, unchanging ‘WORD OF GOD’ was proven, this block could be easily manipulated, as there was such an abundance of words to choose from.

THIS PROCESS OF TRANSFORMATION SEEMED LIKELY TO BE A LONG ONE. EVEN IF IT BROUGHT REVOLUTIONARY CHANGE, the base must remain assured that the purpose of the process was to secure tradition. One comforting fact was that this constituency was hesitant and uncertain about just what that tradition was. Charismatics could, therefore, easily shepherd them through the turbulent change.

Soon, they had an army to rely on. Prepared and ready, they could be relied on to carry the ‘WORD’ at a moments notice. Down the streets, through the marketplace, at the schools, this army could be relied on to deliver whenever and wherever necessary. Calling in accounts, pressing the flesh, forgetting their math, any tactic was legitimate when it came to getting the ‘TRUTH’ out.

BAWDYSCOT

Sounds like this story is to be continued.......

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