We are a commune of inquiring, skeptical, politically centrist, capitalist, anglophile, traditionalist New England Yankee humans, humanoids, and animals with many interests beyond and above politics. Each of us has had a high-school education (or GED), but all had ADD so didn't pay attention very well, especially the dogs. Each one of us does "try my best to be just like I am," and none of us enjoys working for others, including for Maggie, from whom we receive neither a nickel nor a dime. Freedom from nags, cranks, government, do-gooders, control-freaks and idiots is all that we ask for.
I think those at the rally represent the moderate Muslims. What a wonderful religion. Full of peace, and love. They all warm the cockles of my heart. Not a bit of hate in the whole lot. Their at peace with everyone in the world!
"Give me your tired, your poor,
Your huddled masses yearning to breathe free.
The wretched refuse of your teaming shore.
Send these, the homeless, the tempest-tossed to me,
I lift my lamp beside the golden door."
Emma Lazarus - A Jew who was very troubled by the treatment of the Jews. Little did she know we'd get the wretched refuse.
I agree with Pat Buchanan on one thing - stop letting these people into our country.
As one who has fought for freedom of religion it distresses me to say that I would make an exception for that particular belief system. Scenes such as this and the values depicted therein bring nothing of good or positive value to this country and will lead to our dissolution and ruin if something is not done.
Thing is, is that I'm not sure anything can be done given the very precepts under and upon which this country has survived and thrived. I will say that watching that film brought up thoughts that those folks would not at all appreciate.
Probably most of them for some good or bad reason. Either way any muslim POS that stands on a street corner screaming this racist bs should be deported and I'd throw in the whole ANSWER org, be they citizens or not. Just watched the end of Saving Private Ryan and thought of the earlier post about the "US-Israel are the real terrorists" protest and got all po'd all over again.
On the other hand, I have personally known several muslims who are good, decent people whom I could not see being anywhere near this sort of bs. Of course I am prepared to be surprised just as I have been in the way-past when a mic friend-of-a-friend turned out to be an IRA terrorist sympathizer. I have an Irish friend who spoke ill of a very nice Egyptian co-worker, calling her and all Egyptians terrorists. If I had been driving that day he would have walked back to work.
Read with some care what the president elect actually did say rather than spew your hatred out against a fine guy who will be a great president after the 8 years of disaster we have had under the outgoing guy.
Why do we tolerate open and disgusting incitement to violence? I would think there would be arrests if a pack of white people went around demanding the nuking and killing of Arabs known as palestinians living in a part of the region known as Palestine.
The strategic beauty of Israel pulling out of Gaza is that moronic chants about 'occupation is illegal' now are meaningless. There is no 'occupation' of Gaza except by corrupt, murderous thugs and depraved human animals.
I hope we have law enforcement monitoring these animals.