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Tea Partiers - Coming to DC for the Glenn Beck rally?

Tea Partiers - Coming to DC for the Glenn Beck rally?

Aug 24th, 2010, 02:25 PM
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Rich, I am not laughing as it is so pathetically true but having said that..your comment is quite amusing..and again so true!
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Aug 24th, 2010, 02:36 PM
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Looks like most people missed the point of posting this. A rally on MLK's speech anniversary - and the guidelines warn attenders to avoid about 95% of the city. Basically avoid anywhere anyone of African American or Hispanic might be found. Danger lurks.
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Aug 24th, 2010, 02:42 PM
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But DuPont Circle is considered safe? Don't they know that's where teh gays live?! Although I did have to laugh at the advice not to take the Red Line past Union Station. Downtown Silver Spring is a scary place.
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Aug 24th, 2010, 02:54 PM
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I didn't miss the point. It wasn't as though the subtext wasn't screamingly obvious. That's why I posted the (Dupont Circle, gay area) cut from the article. Obviously, they are putting out the message that DC is full of dangerous people of color, and gays. It's basically a set of directions to all the "safe, white" areas of town, with admonishment that one of those areas is rife with evil gay people. Disgusting.
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Aug 24th, 2010, 05:29 PM
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I heard he is bringing the world's biggest blackboard. I mean whiteboard.
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Aug 24th, 2010, 06:09 PM
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yep -- the irony was obvious. Aside from being so very stupid, it is despicable.
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Aug 24th, 2010, 06:15 PM
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Obviously, they are putting out the message that DC is full of dangerous people of color, and gays. It's basically a set of directions to all the "safe, white" areas of town, with admonishment that one of those areas is rife with evil gay people. Disgusting

Hilarious that you idiots are getting all worked up about comments on a single blog coming from rural Maine! I guess some pathetic loser was so desperate to find something to smear that they were reduced to scouring the web for hours until they found this. What children you are. Bwaaaaahahahaha!
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Aug 24th, 2010, 06:41 PM
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Scouring the web for hours? Eh, no. HuffPost has the story, pretty easy enough to find.
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Aug 24th, 2010, 08:11 PM
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ibhcrashman - "I love my country and it is time to stand up and show it."

I am truly interested to know, why is it "time" to stand up? Haven't we been standing already" And "show it" - but show what and to whom?
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Aug 24th, 2010, 08:24 PM
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I love the implication that a huge number of us (apparently all Democrats) don't love our country and haven't been standing up and showing it. I know I love my country, and I don't mind saying so. I stand for the Star Spangled Banner, say the Pledge of Allegiance (except for those two words that shouldn't be there), vote in every election, and don't feel the need to pin a Canadian flag to my suitcase when traveling. Isn't that standing up and showing I love my country?
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Aug 24th, 2010, 08:44 PM
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I find that pretty offensive too, a&l. It's been that way since gwb used it to control the debate over the illegal invasion of war in Iraq.

It has certainly lessened my tolerance to those that "wrap themselves in the Flag". But I guess that phrase pretty much sums-up most of this crowd anyway. Except beck, taking millions from these sad, delusional folks.

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Aug 24th, 2010, 09:13 PM
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Speaker Boner?....Hahahahahaahhaaaaaa

That's funny.

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Aug 24th, 2010, 10:12 PM
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Beck's the most delusional of them all. I always think that he's just rabble rousing for ratings, but that the rabble isnt in on the joke.
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Aug 25th, 2010, 02:16 AM
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Patriotism doesn't depend on supporting everything your country does, it comes from having the vision to see what could make it better and doing something about it. That could mean supporting a war or opposing it.
My motto would be AMERICA, LOVE IT OR FIX IT.
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Aug 25th, 2010, 04:13 AM
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What bothers me the most is the line about "taking back our country".

From WHO? Me? Most Fodorites? The majority of voters that voted for Obama?

You already HAVE your country, you just need to realize it ALSO belongs to US Muslims, Jews, Hindi, atheists, Hispanics, African Americans, Africans, gays, liberals, feminists, and progressives.

All the above are just American (in fact most are probably more committed to its core values). They also all wear the uniform and sacrifice their lives for their country.

Again I ask: Take back the country from WHO?!?!?
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Aug 25th, 2010, 05:02 AM
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It thought both websites were jokes. I guess not.
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Aug 25th, 2010, 05:06 AM
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Glenn Beck, the Koch brothers and their willing lackeys (the Tea Baggers) are all about making the mega billions for the ultra wealthy who need even more of our money and are afraid Obama may be spreading the wealth around to the (ACKK here comes the dreaded word...) middle class.
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Aug 25th, 2010, 05:08 AM
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Glenn Beck is a clown who'll do anything for attention.
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Aug 25th, 2010, 05:56 AM
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Glenn Beck's rhetoric reminds me of the early Hitler speeches. Both rely on personal magnetism and phony << issues >> with emotionally-charged words that speak to and engender fear and worry. I used to think he is a buffoon. Now I think he is dangerous.
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Aug 25th, 2010, 05:57 AM
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He's a dangerous buffoon.
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