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  •  Not going there with you, dear. (0+ / 0-)

    No one said anything about "pride." My objection is to ever think it's okay to spit on someone - whether my family, your family or a fucking psychiatrist evaluating potential draftees - for their service.

    You want to protest? Fine - Desecrate a flag (been there, done that). Go to rallies (been there, done that). Work for and elect better and more Democrats who don't rush to war (doing that for a very long time).

    See ya.

    Out with the gloomage - in with the plumage!

    by mikidee on Mon Mar 10, 2014 at 01:23:31 PM PDT

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    •  You think it's a-ok to take a check for sending (1+ / 0-)
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      PhilJD

      young men to participate in a war of naked aggression.

      You insist those who disagree with you are somehow lacking in honor and goodness, which is the trademark of those who agree with you.

      You seem to be extremely confused about the point of the diary.

      PhilJD wasn't protesting.  He was refusing to murder some other mothers son for no damn reason.  He was refusing to support an ongoing crime that was killing millions of real live human beings.

      I'm not big on trying to declare who is or is not a good person.

      Going to Vietnam and killing people was an extremely bad thing to do, much worse than spitting on some shrink who was trying to send men to do it.

      Welcome to the Whole Foods of the blogosphere.

      by JesseCW on Mon Mar 10, 2014 at 03:12:17 PM PDT

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      •  Oh fucking stop. (0+ / 0-)

        You know I never said this -

        You think it's a-ok to take a check for sending young men to participate in a war of naked aggression.
        I never said the psychiatrist was innocent - no more than I said my family or yours was innocent.

        And I wasn't the person who characterized PhilJD's conduct as "protesting" -

         Oh please. (4+ / 0-)

        Not every act of protest relates back to your cousin, for Chrissakes. What a crock.

        "You are not even aware of what is possible. The extent of their capabilities is horrifying."Edward Snowden -6.62, -6.92

        by CanyonWren on Mon Mar 10, 2014 at 12:21:11

        For some one who's "not big on trying to declare who is or is not a good person," this comment
        Going to Vietnam and killing people was an extremely bad thing to do, much worse than spitting on some shrink who was trying to send men to do it.
        is pretty revealing.

        We disagree - period. I believe spitting on the psychiatrist is spitting on the troops, and I think that is wrong. You believe it's okay.

        I'm done.

        Out with the gloomage - in with the plumage!

        by mikidee on Mon Mar 10, 2014 at 03:35:37 PM PDT

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