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  •  Because that's so much more important (0+ / 0-)

    than actually spending some time figuring out the most sensible course of action.  Military Coup!  Bad!  Cut them off!  is kind of silly considering how complex the situation is.  

    I'm kind of jealous Americans don't take to the streets when the American Taliban is gutting our democracy.  

    I'm not looking for a love that will lift me up and carry me away. A love that will stroll alongside and make a few amusing comments will suffice.

    by I love OCD on Fri Jul 05, 2013 at 04:43:32 PM PDT

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    •  Well, sorry then... (2+ / 0-)
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      Military Coup!  Bad!  Cut them off!  is kind of silly considering how complex the situation is.  
      Sorry you think the rule of law is silly. I am in favor of changing the law. But I am not in favor of ignoring it.

      it fitfully blows, half conceals, half discloses

      by Addison on Fri Jul 05, 2013 at 04:47:04 PM PDT

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      •  Who's determining that it's a "genuine" coup? (0+ / 0-)

        My understanding of law as it's commonly practiced is that there's room for some interpretation, even in fairly simple situations.  So far it seems to be pundits who have ruled on this, and few have asked Egyptians what they think.  

        It's a fake drama to fill all those cable hours during the silly season.  I'm guessing Obama and his cabinet are discussing this at more complex levels.

        I'm not looking for a love that will lift me up and carry me away. A love that will stroll alongside and make a few amusing comments will suffice.

        by I love OCD on Fri Jul 05, 2013 at 05:51:46 PM PDT

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      •  re: the rule of law (0+ / 0-)

        bravo to you. I disagree with you that the law needs to be changed, but I greatly appreciate the fact that you're saying that although you think the law needs to be changed, so long as it is the law, we should follow it.

        that's a good advertisement for respect for the rule of law.

        we could use some more of that around here these days (I mean, in US political discourse, not Daily Kos specifically), and not only on this issue, by any means.

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