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  •  Speak? (2+ / 0-)
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    I'm talking about standing on the ground where a plant is going up and facing down a bulldozer, then getting hauled roughly into a paddy wagon. That's civil disobedience. Breaking laws and paying the price.

    Okie? Join Sooner Kos. | Why Obama? Because we've never had a president whose name started with O.

    by gypsy on Wed Sep 24, 2008 at 11:45:15 AM PDT

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    •  Why wouldn't he? (0+ / 0-)

      What, exactly would be the risk?

      Republicans love debt

      by coigue on Wed Sep 24, 2008 at 11:47:08 AM PDT

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      •  So why DOESN'T he (0+ / 0-)

        Is my damn question. He keeps telling us to do CD (today isn't the first time). I say lead from the front, Al. You got a problem with that, coigue?

        Okie? Join Sooner Kos. | Why Obama? Because we've never had a president whose name started with O.

        by gypsy on Wed Sep 24, 2008 at 12:20:42 PM PDT

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        •  He is leading from the front. (2+ / 0-)
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          He's devoting is life to the issue.

          Are you?

          Republicans love debt

          by coigue on Wed Sep 24, 2008 at 12:41:44 PM PDT

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          •  Again (0+ / 0-)

            The issue is not whether he's been good or bad on this issue. I established with first comment that I admired his work. I'm asking him to actually do what he's telling us to do. Is that so hard to understand?

            I'm sorry to criticize someone who is apparently a sacred cow to you, but I don't share that belief.

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            by gypsy on Wed Sep 24, 2008 at 12:54:31 PM PDT

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            •  actually you called him a Nader and all sorts (1+ / 0-)
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              of other unrelated things.

              Don't pretend like you entered this as anythink akin to a reasonable person.

              Republicans love debt

              by coigue on Wed Sep 24, 2008 at 12:58:38 PM PDT

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              •  Excuse me? (0+ / 0-)

                You need to recheck the comment record. You are confusing me with someone else.

                So don't be challenging anyone else's reasonableness. Or perhaps you just need remedial reading?

                Okie? Join Sooner Kos. | Why Obama? Because we've never had a president whose name started with O.

                by gypsy on Wed Sep 24, 2008 at 02:40:32 PM PDT

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                •  again...a great example of a typical comment from (0+ / 0-)

                  you here

                  Republicans love debt

                  by coigue on Wed Sep 24, 2008 at 05:28:47 PM PDT

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                  •  I don't know what the matter with you is (0+ / 0-)

                    whether you can't read, or refuse to go back and check your assumptions. You are confusing me with another commenter, and look like an idiot. But, please, don't let me interrupt you in that.

                    Okie? Join Sooner Kos. | Why Obama? Because we've never had a president whose name started with O.

                    by gypsy on Wed Sep 24, 2008 at 06:39:04 PM PDT

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                    •  Listen asshole, (0+ / 0-)

                      I bunched you in with a bunch of other Gore haters. Big deal. You are pick pick picking at a man whose life has a tremendous amount of meaning with your stupid call to stand in front of a bulldozer. It's petty and lame and guess what? Some things are sacred. Too bad you are too petty to see that.

                      So you can take your patronizing attitude and shove it.

                      Republicans love debt

                      by coigue on Wed Sep 24, 2008 at 08:36:35 PM PDT

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        •  One person civil disobedience (1+ / 0-)
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          is called martyrdom. It is not a political strategy.

          Al Gore did not organize protests against the War in Vietnam; he went to Vietnam. He has lived almost his entire life within the confines of the US government, not training to be a protest leader.

          Gore's call for disobedience is a result of frustration. He knows what is needed, but he doesn't know how to bring it about.

          Early activism against the Vietnam War was based on adults and some young men calling for Resistance to the Draft. Dr. Benjamin Spock, the baby doctor, and Rev.Sloan Coffin, the Yale chaplin, were arrested for signing that Call to Resistance.

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