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  •  For Every Action, There Is An Equal But Opposite (3+ / 0-)


    Sir Issac Newton observed this fact -- it is the nature of things.

    Also See -- Law of Karma
    (Teabaggers will eventually reap what they have sown!)

    •  Really? (0+ / 0-)

      I'm not sure you got the lesson of the week.

      •  The Guy Who Was Shot Twice (2+ / 0-)
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        knows that the ultraconservative teabaggers and rethugs who are employing gun images and eliminationist rhetoric towards Democrats are inciting violence where innocent people will get mowed down in the chaos'

        9 year old Christina Green was as sweet and innocent as can be.  
        She and her parents and extended family didn't deserve any of this.

        The surviving shooting victims are all going to have bad cases of Post Traumatic Stress Disorder which may manifest itself in different ways.
        Fits of psychotic rage is just one symptom.

        The man who took 2 bullets in Tucson while others around him were wounded or dead obviously doesn't want any more Mass Murdering or even Hateful Eliminationist Rhetoric directed at anyone; right-wing extremist rethugs and teabaggers are inciting hatred and violence against Democrats and getting their base of crazies whipped up in a frenzy of bigotry and intolerance.  Gun images are being used for a specific purpose.

      •  You May Have Gotten the Wrong Message (2+ / 0-)
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        Futuristic Dreamer, Betty Pinson

        Rethugs and teabaggers have reptilian-dominant brains which operate in the irrational, emotional mode (Fear, Anger, Lies, Hatred, Bigotry, etc.) while liberals have more analytical minds (Reason, Logic, TRUTH, Facts, etc.)

        Mix in a male authoritarian upbringing, and you have a blind, obedient, unquestioning monster/Neonazi programmable idiot.

        There is a physical basis for the right-wing extremists' thinking, but it can be overcome by traumatic event so it's not excusable.  (I cite skinhead conversions and Ku Klux Kristian converions)

    •  While that may be a cosmic answer (0+ / 0-)

      The reality is we do no condone death threats to public officials. No equivocations. No excuses.

      ~a little change goes a long way~ (ps: sorry for all typing errors I has a splint on my left pinky today

      by missliberties on Sun Jan 16, 2011 at 09:01:18 AM PST

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    •  Dangerous close to approving (1+ / 0-)
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      the threat.

      Get better, Gabrielle! Third Way =) Donk is a poker term for someone who is really bad at "the game". Still, a poor choice in name I guess.

      by DonkSlayer on Sun Jan 16, 2011 at 09:06:35 AM PST

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      •  Have You NO Empathy for the Shooting Victim Who (2+ / 0-)
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        obviously has a whopper of a case of Post Traumatic Stress Disorder after personally taking 2 bullets that could have ended his life and personally witnessing the mass murders of numerous members of his community and the wounding of about a dozen and a half.

        When you have been shot twice and have looked through this man's eyes and walked in his shoes, you can preach forgiveness for the ultraconservative NeoNazi bigots and morons who are preaching eliminationist rhetoric toward the Democrats if you choose.

      •  Not at all (1+ / 0-)
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        Its simply acknowledgment that rank and file Democrats have become incredibly frustrated with right wing GOP attacks and threats.  

        Rank and file Dems have also become frustrated with their own party leadership who fails to validate their concerns and take adequate steps to defend the party and hold the right wing accountable, but instead attempt to align themselves with the GOP.  They're tired of party leadership doing nothing while telling the base to "shut up and get on the bus" on the journey to triangulate and align the Dem Party with GOP values.

        Rank and file Dems are pissed and have every reason to be.

        Proud member of the Democratic Wing of the Democratic Party.

        by Betty Pinson on Sun Jan 16, 2011 at 11:21:36 AM PST

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    •  applying laws of science to morality (1+ / 0-)
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      is an interesting exercise. But in what way is the conclusion that Karmic laws exist any more than an opinion (personal belief system)? While I suspect Sir Issac Newton's theories have been subject to a more rigorous standard.

      fact does not require fiction for balance (proudly a DFH)

      by mollyd on Sun Jan 16, 2011 at 09:11:02 AM PST

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    •  If the left is willing to be (2+ / 0-)
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      Fabian, Betty Pinson

      stupid, crazed and unthinking, yes.

      I'd like to think that people on the left are not that way.

      •  Stupid and crazed (0+ / 0-)

        isn't a political philosophy.

      •  They're not (1+ / 0-)
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        Pete Rock

        They've just been frustrated and marginalized by their own party leaders and the media for far too long. They've been backed into a corner and have no outlet, no power to push back against right wing propaganda and DLC worship of GOP social values.

        And some wonder why so many become so frustrated they don't turn out to vote.  The party leadership can only abuse its base for so long before they begin speaking out and fighting back.  Its right to defend Democracy, ethics and traditional Democratic Party values.  Those are worth defending.  

        That some in our party would attempt to misrepresent facts in order to demonize fellow Dems is a grave mistake. They're definitely heading in the wrong direction.

        Proud member of the Democratic Wing of the Democratic Party.

        by Betty Pinson on Sun Jan 16, 2011 at 11:29:53 AM PST

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