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  •  You're seriously confused. (4+ / 0-)

    no one cares whether he's an asshole, a bigot or has hatred in his heart.

    The meaning of our actions isnt found in their intent, it's found in their results. Whatever he may typically do, wish to do or meant to do is irrelevant.

    What he did was use the victims of a straight married child molestor, who have been in the news, to pull listeners for a program that itself may not have been objectionable--by associating me and my family with child rape.

    So I don't give a damn about his intent, or how great a guy he might be to have a beer with, or whether he is otherwise your idea of a good liberal. He pissed on my leg and you're telling me it's raining...and won't shut up.

     At this point you both owe me an apology.

    Want more smartass? Read my blog.

    by PhoenixRising on Sat Nov 12, 2011 at 02:44:51 PM PST

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    •  I'm not confused (0+ / 0-)

      Because he IS being accused of being an asshole and a bigot etc etc.

      I'm sorry if you don't want to hear that I don't think he is.  I'm sure he's going to apologize profusely for the piss on your leg.  I'm sure he didn't mean to piss on your leg -- but he'll apologize nonetheless.  

      But I won't apologize for speaking my mind.  I'm sorry you don't want to hear it, but if we all shut up when someone else didn't want to hear us, where would we be?    

      •  Most often, (1+ / 0-)
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        when we shut up, we can actually hear what the other person is saying - and that can help put us all in a better place.

      •  The disrespect is the problem. (2+ / 0-)
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        Clarknt67, dharmafarmer

        Who gives a damn whether he's an asshole? Except him and his family and friends? He did something wrong and apologized by suggesting that the people he insulted were confused.

        This isn't about what I don't want to hear. It's about the damage he did, intentional or not.

        Your disrespect for that truth reflects his disrespect perfectly, so I guess you're his perfect fan.

        Want more smartass? Read my blog.

        by PhoenixRising on Sat Nov 12, 2011 at 04:44:19 PM PST

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