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  •  You are incorrect in your (1+ / 0-)
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    characterization of me.

    Not that it matters, but if you think the path our country is taking is toward something good, more power to you. I reside in a reality based world.

    •  Typical (0+ / 0-)

      We're going off a cliff and there's nothing that we can do about it. So reality-based.

      I never said that "the path our country is taking is toward something good". You're putting words in my mouth--which is, again, typical of people with your sort of mindset, who tend to see things in sensationalist or exaggerated terms. I.e. things are never just bad--which of course they are--but rather irreversibly catastrophic.

      And for the record--and I've stated this in so many words countless times--yes, we are in a very, very serious crisis that could have us all going off a cliff soon. I don't dispute that. What I do dispute is that all hope is lost, this is inevitable, and there's nothing that we can do about it, which your attitude on Mukasey pretty much says.

      "Reality", which you seem to know more about than the rest of us (another typical utterance from people such as yourself), is actually not as black and white as you want to believe it is. The fact that we've been on a bad path for so long might mean that we're headed towards a cliff (which I agree that we are), but it does NOT mean that we're bound to go over it. Ever heard of the term "back from the brink"?

      But if you want to continue to believe in inevitable defeat, and think that that makes you more "reality-based", be my guest. Sure saves you from a lot of trouble.

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      by kovie on Sun Oct 28, 2007 at 04:12:15 PM PDT

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      •  Forgive me (0+ / 0-)

        Your statement that those who express disgust with the leadership must not understand how bad this were at various points in history implied you believe what is happening will not lead to catastrophe on a historic scale. Since apparently that isn't what you believe, please explain what you do think will happen.

        We disagree.

        Your insults will not prove your point, in actually they only demonstrate you have no other way to defend your position.

        •  Again with the black and white thinking (0+ / 0-)

          I.e. that because things are bad and headed in the wrong direction, the only possible conclusion is that we're doomed. It's not your worry and fear that this may happen that bothers me. That part's totally reality-based, and if it leads to strong preventive action, commendable. It's your conviction that this WILL happen, and that there's nothing that we can do about it (your words, not mine), that does.

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          by kovie on Sun Oct 28, 2007 at 07:58:15 PM PDT

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          •  Let's visit again after the issue (0+ / 0-)

            is decided.

            •  That's not the point (0+ / 0-)

              Your prediction may well come true--I never said that it wouldn't. The point is that you have declared defeat before it's actually happened. That's what I have a problem with.

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              by kovie on Mon Oct 29, 2007 at 08:45:10 AM PDT

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              •  I understand your point (0+ / 0-)

                Try to understand mine. I have no illusion (delusion) of control, which may be the same as defeatism, call it what you will. Either way, it is clear that the folks at home matter only in how the spin is projected, not in the outcome.

                PS What's with the 10101010000010?

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