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  •  This is almost Radio Rwanda territory (4+ / 0-)

    what with the calling half the country "maggots".
    In Rwanda, it was "cockroaches".

    That's some scary levels of hate there. It's like Limbaugh x10. Does the Secret Service keep an eye on people like this?

    •  I noticed that too. (1+ / 0-)
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      You have exactly 10 seconds to change that look of disgusting pity into one of enormous respect!

      by Cartoon Peril on Fri Nov 09, 2012 at 02:01:40 PM PST

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    •  anytime the dehumanizing rhetoric ramps up (2+ / 0-)
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      Cartoon Peril, wasatch

      it is a dangerous time......

      That is one thing I push back hard on when I see it here...I have no interest in tribal bloodshed here in the U.S.  

      Vaya con Dios Don Alejo
      I want to die a slave to principles. Not to men.
      Emiliano Zapata

      by buddabelly on Fri Nov 09, 2012 at 02:02:57 PM PST

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      •  me too (1+ / 0-)
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        Dehumanizing language bothers me, although I've probably fallen into it myself when I'm angry. I try not to.

        I think "vermin" and "rats" were used in Nazi Germany.
        "Cockroach" in particular makes me wince in horror (as a more recent reference; plus, I hate cockroaches). "Maggots" is about on that level, and reading this guy's words is very disturbing. Half the country is maggots? Yikes.

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