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  •  Handpicking dumb tweets is about as meaningful (1+ / 0-)
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    an argument as handpicking dumb comments from DailyKos. It is in no way representative of the general population, only of the loudest 0.01%.

    I mean, take this very recent comment, in which the author openly advocates for curtailing the 2nd amendment, based on the glowing successes of the PATRIOT act in curtailing the 4th and 5th. I mean, this is just some random, crazy yahoo who has... wait, my mistake, that's a front page diarist. Huh.

    Would it not be be simpler, if the government simply dissolved the people and elected another? Bertolt Brecht

    by George Hier on Wed Jan 16, 2013 at 01:06:24 PM PST

    •  I always like to see dumb RW comments (0+ / 0-)

      but agree that the comment you linked to was a humdinger of a dumb statement. Maybe the author is too young to remember life before the Patriot Act?? Too old to remember?? Wow!

      "The scientific nature of the ordinary man is to go on out and do the best you can." John Prine

      by high uintas on Wed Jan 16, 2013 at 01:10:51 PM PST

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    •  George (8+ / 0-)

      Once dumb right wing tweets become the exception not the rule, then there will be a comparison. But right now most are simply parroting the NRA without realizing that the time is past when anyone can insist on absolute gun rights and be taken seriously.

      "Stare at the monster: remark/ How difficult it is to define just what/ Amounts to monstrosity in that/ Very ordinary appearance." - Ted Hughes

      by MarkC on Wed Jan 16, 2013 at 01:31:23 PM PST

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      •  There has never been 'absolute gun rights'. (0+ / 0-)

        However, I assume you are talking about Obama's proposals.....the proposals that still haven't passed the house or senate.
        Nor have these ideas been critiqued by the public in an election.

        Not only is it not is just beginning.

        Those who would sacrifice liberty for security deserve neither.

        by FrankRose on Wed Jan 16, 2013 at 03:18:51 PM PST

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