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  •  What An Amazing Wikipedia (0+ / 0-)

    entry that I have now read twice. Gosh I love that place. I love this quote from the entry"

    Reps. Randy "Duke" Cunningham (now Federal Detention Prison Inmate 94405-198 [4]) and Duncan Hunter as a rider to a voluminous spending bill approved in November 2004 by Congress.[9] Under the bill, the site would become part of the National Park Service but would be maintained by the Mount Soledad Memorial Association.[9]

    Now language and icons are important. But in your reply you are changing the issue. As a person that does not belive in "god" I deal with people projecting their views on myself all the time. I HATE it. I actually have a canned phrase I use to explain my POV. "I don't lie, I don't cheat, I don't steal. If I am wrong and there is a god, when I pass I think he'll know that I lead an honest life."

    Of all the issues facing us I don't feel this is one where we should spend a lot of political capital.

    "It is not enough to win, all others must lose," Sun Tzu.

    by webranding on Tue Aug 15, 2006 at 06:26:53 PM PDT

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    •  The Dem Senators agree with you (0+ / 0-)

      and they are spending zero capital.  But there is a cost among many, who do care about these things.

      Just check out my previous diary and see the poll.

      •  You Can't Fight All the Time (0+ / 0-)

        I am anal. I say what I think. I have an opinon on almost any issue. But I've learned you can't always be fighting. At times you have to just let things go and focus on the "important" fights that matter the most.

        From looking at your blog I am a few years younger then you :) (37 BTW). I could be way off here, but I think this issues to a large extent is a generational thing. Not a 100% of the time, but more often then not.

        As somebody else said we should be looking for a solution to make everybody happy. Should a cross be on federal land or a law passed and signed by the president. I don't really think so, I believe we have much bigger issues to deal with. And to a large extent that is my point.

        "It is not enough to win, all others must lose," Sun Tzu.

        by webranding on Tue Aug 15, 2006 at 06:36:42 PM PDT

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        •  Can't really argue with you (0+ / 0-)

          I write about this mainly because this is my turf, and as a secular Jew, I have felt the sting of religious exclusion.

          The Senate's decision was an abondonment of the seventy four dems in the house who put themselves on the line for this.

          But, I can't say this is number one, or even the top ten on our list

          •  Well One Last Thought or Two (0+ / 0-)

            I grew up in a small town. Not a lot of color or jewish people to say the least.

            I'll never forget when I was in college and somebody told a jewish joke. I didn't get the punch line. " Don't you get it, Jews are cheap." My response was, ok, I wasn't aware of that.

            Now many years later my last three bosses have been Jewish (sorry, almost like saying I have an African American friend). But I say it cause I have learned a lot from them about their religion. It was many years ago that I started to buy a Jewish calendar cause it made me feel small when I'd call somebody that was out of the  office cause of a holiday I was not raised to know existed.  

            I can see how being a secular Jew in this society might not be easy. I mean I am a member of a few other places where I post my thoughts. And I am getting slammed 24/7 for saying Israel has a right to defend itself. It is amazing to witness actually.

            That is all .... just felt like saying this for some reason.

            "It is not enough to win, all others must lose," Sun Tzu.

            by webranding on Tue Aug 15, 2006 at 06:57:55 PM PDT

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