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  •  Over the last 3 decades (2+ / 0-)
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    aitchdee, zesty grapher

    we've been playing to their strengths and our weaknesses.

    What's good about us isn't our capacity to punish, but our capacity to tolerate.

    Here's a basically pathetic, extremely underendowed (hence the yen for pubescent girls), moron who's never gonna do anything but say things to get attention.  Paying more attention to him is just what he needs.

    You want to make a martyr out of him?

    I think we should just talk about how small his penis is and laugh about his pathetic fantasies.

    Setting examples and going all draconian is the kind of stuff those guys (the hate machine) likes to do.  We're better than that.

    •  He inspires people sicker than him to do things (14+ / 0-)

      He can't be ignored. That would be moral cowardice.

      He is a bully.Bullies bully because they can. When you confront them, you weaken them. You have to be careful what you say to them. Mocking them makes you look weak.

      As a religious educator in the Unitarian Universalist religion, I have studied moral development. Holding people accountable does make a difference. That is why this county is in such bad shape. People turn the other way.
      It is the right thing to speak out when people are doing bad things to others. It doesn't matter if they listen. You need to say it anyway. Others are listening.

      From the ills of Wall Street to the judicial system, we all need to be voices of reason and moral courage. Whistleblowers should not be punished, they should be joined in a chorus of outrage against the wrongs that are being done in this country. If enough people speak out we can stop this from eroding our country even further.Silence is complicity and cowardice.

      •  Is it really an example of moral courage (3+ / 0-)
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        aitchdee, KenBee, Citizenpower

        to punish people for what they say?  I don't think so.

        Punish people for what they do when they actually do something.  Ridicule them when they say stupid things about what they're gonna do.  Boycott them.  Respond in kind.  Meet words with words.  

        Better still stop paying so much attention to them.

        You're giving this pathetic piece of shit way more credibility than he deserves.

        Sure we need to speak up.  But let's speak up for ourselves (like OWS does --the first time in a generation or two the left actually impacted the national discourse) instead of letting idiots like Nuge (or Beck, or Rush, or . . .) dictate what we talk about.

        When you're afraid of bullies, they win.

    •  If the Christian Right and the gun nuts (1+ / 0-)
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      want to make Ted - child rapist - Nugent their martyr I say GREAT.

      "What to Fear and Who to Blame" is all Republicans can tell us.

      by aurabass on Thu Apr 19, 2012 at 04:35:53 PM PDT

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    •  I don't care if they make a martyr out of him (2+ / 0-)
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      aurabass, elwior

      or if they whine and cry about "oppression". They need to be stopped. The hammer needs to be dropped, hard.

      liberal bias = failure to validate or sufficiently flatter the conservative narrative on any given subject

      by RockyMtnLib on Thu Apr 19, 2012 at 06:21:20 PM PDT

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