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  •  Stupid was absolutely the word... (4+ / 0-)
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    1040SU, Tonedevil, PBen, Vtdblue

    that came to my mind when I first heard about this.

    The second thing that came to mind was "oh boy, I see where this is headed."

    Having not been witness to the events, I'll pull my punches and hunches--but my guess is what we have here is an overreaction followed by an absolute abuse of power.

    Sometimes you have to choke back the pride and ponder for just a moment whether their is some kind of crazy misunderstanding at play.

    As for the cop, I have little but contempt. Diplomacy is part of the job.

    As for Hannity, O'Reilly, Beck, Limbaugh, et al--you have to wonder how they would have reacted being pulled out of their own homes under similar circumstances.

    As for Gates, if you indeed went crazy and started screaming "racism" moments after you'd had to force open your stuck door, it is worth noting that your neighbors had your back.

    In spite of all this, I remain optimistic that some good can come of this.

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