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  •  Pretty sickening (4+ / 0-)

    If it is indeed a politically motivated murder, we might as well call it what it is--terrorism.  If it is, we ought to unleash the full power of the federal government as defined by Bush/Cheney, and give the bastards some real intervention to fear.  
    I'm curious how much farther we'll devolve into this kind of crap, and what we'll ultimately have to do about it.

    I'm usually a Posse Comitatus kind of guy, but this kind of behavior falls quite firmly into the "domestic" category of "...all enemies foreign and domestic...".  It isn't an oath I'd have a difficult time upholding.

    Is health care and social progress really this freaking scary over there in Kentucky?

    •  To these people, yes (5+ / 0-)

      You don't see how crazy the right can be here, and I never really saw it, until my Uncle was telling that my President was equal to Hitler and that somehow he was a devoted hidden Socialist/Marxist, and that he hates this country. At that point I started looking around to the people around me, and it's just shocking.

      •  That's freaky. (2+ / 0-)
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        I'm probably generalizing here but, from my observation, Southern families seem to revere the paternal figure more than they do in the north. Or maybe it's fear them.

        I lived there for a couple years and visited relatives there for most of my childhood, and it struck me how the fathers were the law to the wives as well as the children.

        They didn't really seem to have the intellectual or emotional capacity to deserve such authority, but they had it anyway.

        And everybody just kind of went along with whatever they said.

        by Bush Bites on Wed Sep 23, 2009 at 07:52:35 PM PDT

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        •  A little generalization (4+ / 0-)
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          I mean in some of the deep hollers, it does seem like that, and it is bad. But for the most part in the families I live near and know, the mother and father respect one another, now we do respect our fathers, as well as our mothers, but it is mostly because of the setup of how things work down here. I know personally my father can be my best friend, and sometimes he can be the only person I fear, but it's just a part of respect. It's just different here.

    •  Why haven't we started calling this terrorism? (3+ / 0-)
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      Calfacon, Munchkn, whaddaya

      A cop gets shot by some NRA-loving Fox News watcher.

      A doctor gets shot by some anti-abortion Fundie.

      And now a government worker gets hanged by some anti-government psychos.

      The Republican Party is a breeding ground for terrorists.

      by Bush Bites on Wed Sep 23, 2009 at 07:41:18 PM PDT

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      •  And they thought we were crazy (4+ / 0-)
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        Bush Bites, Munchkn, sinclairtx, whaddaya

        I remember in the Bush years, when the Liberal left were called fanatics, lunatics, un-American, etc. etc. But did we ever kill anyone out of political spite? I can't name any, and if I am wrong, let me know. Did we ever bring guns to Bush rallies? No we didn't. What did we do? We held protest and rallies. Apparently protests by Liberals, is worst than murders by Far-Right Wing nuts.

        •  I own guns... (0+ / 0-)

          ...and would never consider bringing one to a political event as an expression of my 2nd Amendment rights.  What's scary is that, since President Obama took office, there has been a totally irrational shortage of most pistol ammunition, and occasional shortages of military calibers such as .223.  I haven't seen a box of 9mm rounds on a gun store shelf in many months.

          I think a large slice of Wingnutdom has been gleefully arming itself in anticipation of an armed conflict.

          •  So do I (0+ / 0-)

            as a member of a family of hunters, I have about 5 different guns that are mine. But I have noticed that also, and it is frightening, because the same people that might be doing this, are also stocking up ammo, and it can only lead to either more problems. With the guns at the political rally, what people don't understand that it isn't about that one person shooting the President, it is more about the problems it causes. If I have a gun and I have a arguement with someone else, and then the next political rally that person brings a gun, but he isn't bringing it to show his 2nd Amendment rights. This takes the attention away from the police, this causes a flaw in the security ring set up around the President, and that leads to a lot problems.

            •  One other problem... (0+ / 0-)

              It makes me think I also need to stock up on ammo.  These people are seriously bats.

              •  I know what you mean (0+ / 0-)

                It's a never ending cycle, where we feel scared, that these people feel scared, and so we all stock up on our ammo and hope we don't have to use it. But I am hopefully that it don't ever come to that point.

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