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  •  OK, I can buy into that. Remember Howard Dean (3+ / 0-)

    said that we could connect with our "redneck" fellow Americans
    if we stuck to a populist message. I agree with that.

    I must have misread your diary, because it seemed to me to be seeking solidarity with a bunch of guys who are hanging out in Nevada talking about executing liberals.

    I am sorry that I over reacted to that.

    "If you don't sin, then Jesus died for nothing!" (on a sign at a Mardi Gras parade in New Orleans)

    by ranger995 on Sat May 10, 2014 at 01:51:32 PM PDT

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    •  Okay, we're even (2+ / 0-)
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      I think I was not writing up to my own standards yesterday! So, I confirm -- no, I don't like militias very much. (I still recommend Kenneth Roberts, though. V. good summer reading.)

      A beggar on horseback lashes a beggar on foot. The beggars change places, but the lash goes on. --WB Yeats

      by kestrel sparhawk on Sat May 10, 2014 at 02:01:39 PM PDT

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      •  I suspected that: you're a fan of gunboats, (0+ / 0-)

        so the militia part of it is a justification for keeping and floating gun boats.

        This is the country of those three great rights: freedom of conscience, freedom of speech, and the wisdom never to exercise either of them. -- Mark Twain.

        by JJustin on Sun May 11, 2014 at 02:48:18 PM PDT

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