• comment on a post Was Jared Loughner's Act Political? over 3 years ago

    No, what Alec Baldwin said was not ok, but, he is a private citizen and has a right to say what he wants. It's exactly like the neo nazis who want to march through Skokie, a predominantly Jewish suburb of Chicago. To me, this idea is mean-spirited, hateful, and arguably provocative. I strongly disagree with their views, but I defend their right to express them.

    What you conservatives don't seem to understand is that using an example like Alec Baldwin's comment is a false equivalent. He is not an elected official, nor does he have a platform, like a daily radio or TV show. Another example of a false equivalent is the idiom, 'you don't want to bring a knife to a gun fight' or 'loaded for bear'.

    To be clear: idiom |ˈidēəm| noun 1 a group of words established by usage as having a meaning not deducible from those of the individual words (e.g., rain cats and dogs, see the light).

    There is a big difference between using an idiom, as opposed to the constant inciting of the masses, by the media. Drive anywhere in America and you can hear Rush hate radio almost 24/7. In some parts of America, he's on 5 different channels simultaneously, at any given time.

    TV news is just as bad. Journalists have been replaced by spokesmodels, paid to read scripts they don't even research or write themselves, and in some cases, clearly don't even understand.

    Somehow, instead of discerning these differences, many conservatives choose to be masters of psychological projection. And the beat goes on ...


  • comment on a post Jobs bill looks dead for now over 4 years ago


    didn't the patron saint of the republican party tell us that deficits don't matter?



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