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#41 darthsikle

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Posted 06 September 2005 - 03:11 PM

anyone who has served our country in actual combat should be given whatever they need in life.
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Posted 06 September 2005 - 03:47 PM

CoyoteUgly, on Sep 6 2005, 01:26 PM, said:

darthsikle, on Sep 6 2005, 09:59 AM, said:

CoyoteUgly, on Sep 6 2005, 03:13 PM, said:

.at least when I troll, it's done in jest and for fun. If that little revelation garners me a warning, then so be it...but some of you should be ashamed of yourselves.

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Yeah, Darth...I'll try to watch that in the future. ;)

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Posted 06 September 2005 - 05:41 PM

Great:

Coyote you can keep calling yourself a TROLL as I know that you love being a TROLL.  Keep up your TROLLISH ways and never feel bad about calling yourself a TROLL again.
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Posted 06 September 2005 - 05:47 PM

guys, about the topic okay, not each other. :)

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Posted 06 September 2005 - 05:55 PM

Godeskian, on Sep 6 2005, 10:47 PM, said:

guys, about the topic okay, not each other. :)

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OMG, you're absolutely right Godeskian.  Barbara Bush is just trolling the democrats.  Why didnt I see that before??
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#46 SilverNeonASH

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Posted 06 September 2005 - 06:36 PM

That Barbara Bush is far removed from the poor is obvious. She also has a constitution right speak on subjects for which she has little knowlege. It doesn't do much for her credibility. Were she not married to Bush, she'd be one of the poor.

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Posted 06 September 2005 - 06:44 PM

What do constitutional rights have to do with this?  Honestly.   Yes she can say pretty much whatever.  That has zero, zilch, nada, nil, NOTHING to do with people knocking her for it.  Free speech does not equal freedom from consequences!

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Posted 06 September 2005 - 07:29 PM

Una Salus Lillius, on Sep 6 2005, 06:44 PM, said:

What do constitutional rights have to do with this?  Honestly.   Yes she can say pretty much whatever.  That has zero, zilch, nada, nil, NOTHING to do with people knocking her for it.  Free speech does not equal freedom from consequences!

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Or as I have been known to say-free speech...sure you can say it but the question is, should you?

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Posted 06 September 2005 - 08:40 PM

And Barbara Bush said it and shouldn't have. I just ate half a pound of caramel and I shouldn't have. All of us are allowed to do either. Barbara Bush's statement has generated a backlash. My gluttony threatens to generate a tremendous back side. Some people have a penchent for stuffing their feet down their throats. The only agreement any one can come to is, that, the caramel probably tastes better.

#50 Bad Wolf

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Posted 06 September 2005 - 09:02 PM

Hibblette, on Sep 6 2005, 05:29 PM, said:

Or as I have been known to say-free speech...sure you can say it but the question is, should you?

For me it's not a question of can v. should it's a question of understanding that if one chooses to say stuff, they don't do it in a vaccuum and they can damned well live with the consequences, including negative backlash.  

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I have Drew and Kathy  to thank for it.

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Posted 06 September 2005 - 09:29 PM

Una Salus Lillius, on Sep 6 2005, 09:02 PM, said:

Hibblette, on Sep 6 2005, 05:29 PM, said:


Or as I have been known to say-free speech...sure you can say it but the question is, should you?

For me it's not a question of can v. should it's a question of understanding that if one chooses to say stuff, they don't do it in a vaccuum and they can damned well live with the consequences, including negative backlash.  

But of course.
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Posted 07 September 2005 - 04:58 PM

Una Salus Lillius, on Sep 6 2005, 02:34 AM, said:

Poor taste at a minimum.

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Posted 07 September 2005 - 05:51 PM

Edited my comments because I might've misinterpreted BB's comments, and my comments could be offensive to some here.

Someone pointed out to me this:

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Just a thought, but everyone in the Superdome that Barbara Bush refers to (by definition) was too poor to drive out of New Orleans when the evacuation order came. Most poor people don't own homes, they rent. There's nothing to go back to, one would presume, for some.

So yes, there are indeed people in the Superdome for whom a permanent move to Texas would be "very well for them". Barbara might've speaking of Texan hospitality, and not how the flood was a good thing.

So, what do you people think? Is it possible this is what BB meant?

Edited by LORD of the SWORD, 07 September 2005 - 11:22 PM.

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Posted 07 September 2005 - 11:33 PM

LORD of the SWORD, on Sep 7 2005, 02:51 PM, said:

Edited my comments because I might've misinterpreted BB's comments, and my comments could be offensive to some here.

Someone pointed out to me this:

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Just a thought, but everyone in the Superdome that Barbara Bush refers to (by definition) was too poor to drive out of New Orleans when the evacuation order came. Most poor people don't own homes, they rent. There's nothing to go back to, one would presume, for some.

So yes, there are indeed people in the Superdome for whom a permanent move to Texas would be "very well for them". Barbara might've speaking of Texan hospitality, and not how the flood was a good thing.
So, what do you people think? Is it possible this is what BB meant?

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No, I think she meant the same thing that one of my neighbor's meant when she laughed about children left orphaned and parents losing children and said, "Those kind breed like flies."  I think she was making a cruel, insensitive comment about people who may not have lost much in the way of material goods, since they had so little, but who have lost much by losing family members, friends, neighbors, a way of life they loved.  

And just because you rent doesn't mean you don't have stuff you don't want to lose, like pictures of your parents and grandparents, things that can never be replaced.  

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Posted 07 September 2005 - 11:38 PM

Nonny, on Sep 7 2005, 11:33 PM, said:

And just because you rent doesn't mean you don't have stuff you don't want to lose, like pictures of your parents and grandparents, things that can never be replaced. 

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That is true...and I don't necessary buy that she was referring to Texan hospitality...I merely wanted to bring it up and see what everyone else thought...because it could've been what she meant and it just came out wrong.
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#56 Tom Sawyer

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Posted 07 September 2005 - 11:47 PM

I said something to that effect earlier in the thread:

CoyoteUgly said:

The fact is, those who have money usually don't know what it's like to be poor, and any sympathy they do have for the poor is going to come off as trite when it may not be. Sometimes it is...sure...but not always.

and it was quickly explained to me that there was no way there could be any positive spin on BB's statement whatsoever.  She just belongs to the wrong party and wrong family to ever get a fair shake from a significant portion of the populace.

When you have lots of money, any attempt at being publicly benevolent to the poor is often perceived as condescending.  I guess the days of Carnegie are long gone.

I, however, choose to err on the side of having a positive attitude... if for no other reason than I simply don't have time to cut every throat that's bared to me. ;)

However, were I BB, I'd feel tempted to find a small stuffed donkey, bore a hole in it's backside, and take it with me to such events.  After every statement, I'd mount the toy donkey on my middle finger and spin it while holding it toward the camera...while smiling as only an elderly lady can.
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