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So we can't broadcast liberalism the way we'd like to.  Let's do our part and "broadcast" it when we can!

I called into the local chickenhawk show because the topic of an eye for an eye came up.  I hate the "if the Old Testament fits, wear it," attitude by many conservatives.  I thought about pointing that out, but figured I'd have about 5 seconds to express my point.

After listening to the long litanies of kiss ass wingnuts sucking up to the host, I finally got stewed enough to dial up the number.  The show is in a city of maybe 300k so it's not the hugest listernship...but anywhere is a start, right?!

The caller before me was trying to trick the host into a little logic box but was getting more angry when the host wouldn't bite....something about having the goodwill of the world after 9/11.

Remain calm...I reminded myself.  Stay on point, and it's a good one...

And then, pow!  I was on. (more below fold)

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Tue May 24, 2005 at 10:06 AM PDT

"Savage" provocateurs....

by quartzite

So I was driving across Nevada, flipping through the radio and along came the Mike Savage show, crystal clear.  265 miles away from California.  It was very interesting of course, from a sociological perspective but also very disconcerting.

Maybe you're thinking, "well of course, quartz, what are ya, a maroon?"

"At times, yes..."

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Wed May 18, 2005 at 01:54 PM PDT

Adam Smith made me do it. Part I

by quartzite

This will be a series of canards to kill. I'm asking for your help - - ammo to use in my never ending war to shut wingers up and down.

I've done this many times in the past with facts.  For example, any wingle-nut that cries "liberal media, liberal media" gets a counter of "prove your assertion, Bush had gay concubine media handler...."

The response is usually resounding silence....more below the fold!

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Wed Apr 20, 2005 at 07:36 AM PDT

I am SOOOO about freedom, R U?

by quartzite

Freedom, freedom, freedom, bandied about by many but practiced by a few.  I am writing this because I think it's roundly hypocritical when someone defends a friend or loved one by saying something like, "they are the greatest person in the world, but they are pro-life."  BZZZZT!  Sorry, they aren't the greatest and they are in their core, anti-AMERICAN!~

Here's your chance to tell the dK world how much YOU are about freedom.  I'll go foist!

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Note-I live in central rural Nevada and have dealt with more than my share of chickenhawks, right wing whackos and nutters since I was a little kid.    

To give you the backstory, http://www.elkodaily.com/articles/2005/02/28/news/local/news1.txt check here unless you've been keeping your finger on the pulse.

There was a thread on dK recently about Gibbons
but I wanted to expand on a point which was of great poignance to me, especially after lorraine's great diary, "This is my body" http://www.dailykos.com/story/2005/2/24/124716/589

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Thu Sep 16, 2004 at 12:07 PM PDT

Outsource this

by quartzite

Outsource this:       
Lots of jibber jabber about outsourcing in this election cycle, here's my worthless couple of rupees.  Having traveled to India this summer to help out some schools and vacation, I talked to many people and found that outsourcing means economic opportunity for people across "the ponds."  Let's take a closer look at this, goods and bads....
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Outsourcing is:

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Some of my friends are "apolitical" meaning they don't care about politics.  After seeing Kos' poll, I'm curious about your thoughts with more details.
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Do women care about politics as much as men?

60%27 votes
33%15 votes
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