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  •  No, because you are being a dick (0+ / 1-)
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    BoxerDave

    toward a country that was just invaded. Where is your empathy? Does it stop at this border?

    •  Ukraine was invaded long before the first (1+ / 0-)
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      SouthernLiberalinMD

      Russian soldier physically showed up.

      To pretend otherwise is to live in a fantasy world.

      And I use the term "invaded" as a reference to outside influence which helped to support whipping up agitation in the furtherance of deposing an elected President.

      Not exactly as overtly as Chile's Allende, but still pretty damn obvious.

      The 1% are Purists: They only support Candidates that Deliver Results They Can Bank On. Don't they know they should compromise? /sarcasm

      by Johnathan Ivan on Mon Mar 03, 2014 at 03:22:58 PM PST

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    •  No, I am not. I don't have anything against (2+ / 0-)
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      the citizens of the Ukraine. Why would I? I've never even met any of them.

      If I'm being a dick at all, it's toward the President and his willingness to spend money overseas while preaching to us here about how we should tighten our belts.

      It's really pretty simple. If you tell 1 million kids that they're going to have to be hungrier because that's the fiscally responsible thing for the government to do, you don't get to ask for a buttload of money to be spent on anything else short of a natural disaster or a hot war attack on our shores, for the rest of your Presidency. Telling the unemployed that they can forget having unemployment insurance and bringing the discretionary spending down to record lows at a time of a jobs depression are just icing on the cake.

      Don't take the milk money and go bowling with it.

      Sure once I was young and impulsive, I wore every conceivable pin. Even went to socialist meetings, learned all the old union hymns. Ah, but I've grown older and wiser. And that's why I'm turning you in. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u52Oz-54VYw

      by SouthernLiberalinMD on Mon Mar 03, 2014 at 03:53:50 PM PST

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    •  No They're Not (1+ / 0-)
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      It's not being a dick to be sympathetic but decline to pay when it's not your fault. And when others closer to the problem, who have the moeny, can pay.

      "When the going gets weird, the weird turn pro." - HST

      by DocGonzo on Mon Mar 03, 2014 at 07:44:20 PM PST

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      •  Another good point, thanks. n/t (1+ / 0-)
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        Sure once I was young and impulsive, I wore every conceivable pin. Even went to socialist meetings, learned all the old union hymns. Ah, but I've grown older and wiser. And that's why I'm turning you in. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u52Oz-54VYw

        by SouthernLiberalinMD on Tue Mar 04, 2014 at 07:19:24 AM PST

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