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May 19, 2013

If this Melissa Brown thinks most people are needed reminding about the First Amendment, she and people like minded are way off bas....

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Bufftrev1

May-24-13 7:23 AM

Boy, you are a funny critter, Erik.. Then, Benghazi is in the past.. you need to let IG go.

See how easy this is?

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eriklatranyi

May-22-13 2:47 PM

Buff:

Iraq is in the past....you need to let go.

After all, what does it matter?

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WKnapp

May-21-13 11:32 PM

Why is it that to liberals, if you disagree with whatever is their accepted line, you're angry? I, for one, am seldom angry. I am kind and generous, though I give no quarter to ANYBODY who's wrong. I also don't regard liars very kindly. (a prediction or prognostication can not be a lie. A lie is intentional misleading of others, willfully not telling the truth.) I have no problem with the concept of birth control, but will never abide murder of innocent babies for the sake of convenience.

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WKnapp

May-21-13 11:09 PM

...point of CONTENTION...

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WKnapp

May-21-13 11:08 PM

This was a major point of xontention a little while ago. The major difference is that socialism 'advocates' ownership of the means of production and distribution, along with all capital and property, to the community (government). Communism actually HAS, theoretically, all that. That's a pretty minor major difference!

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WKnapp

May-21-13 10:59 PM

so·cial·ism (noun) [soh-shuh-liz-uhm] 1. a theory or system of social organization that advocates the vesting of the ownership and control of the means of production and distribution, of capital, land, etc., in the community as a whole.

2. procedure or practice in accordance with this theory.

3. (in Marxist theory) the stage following capitalism in the transition of a society to communism, characterized by the imperfect implementation of collectivist principles.

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WKnapp

May-21-13 10:58 PM

com·mu·nism (noun) [kom-yuh-niz-uhm] 1. a theory or system of social organization based on the holding of all property in common, actual ownership being ascribed to the community as a whole or to the state.

2. (often initial capital letter) a system of social organization in which all economic and social activity is controlled by a totalitarian state dominated by a single and self-perpetuating political party.

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JerryfromRI

May-21-13 9:36 PM

@MelissaBrown

It took me a bit to figure out Bobbie. If you just ignore the insults and the paranoia, his views are closer to the middle then the right edge.

Many of his comments are subtle - worth your time if you can get past the angriness.

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Ritty77

May-21-13 6:50 PM

Thank goodness Barack doesn't watch it then, because he doesn't know anything until the press says it.

Chug!

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gavinf56

May-21-13 6:49 PM

"..a nasty bully who terrorizes people that refuse to tell her she is right when she isn't." - MelissaBrown

Psychological projection - whereby one "projects" undesirable or unacceptable thoughts, motivations, desires, and feelings onto someone else.

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gavinf56

May-21-13 6:45 PM

Come on Ritty, you know only Fox News lies.

Drink.

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Ritty77

May-21-13 6:37 PM

"The Internal Revenue Service, according to an inspector general’s report, was not reacting to political pressure or ideology when it singled out conservative groups for special scrutiny in evaluating requests for tax exemptions. It acted inappropriately because employees couldn’t understand inadequate guidelines. The tragedy in Benghazi, Libya, never a scandal to begin with, has devolved into a turf-protection spat between government agencies, and the e-mail messages Republicans long demanded made clear that there was no White House cover-up." —NYTimes

"When your job is to carry water for the administration, everything looks like a bucket." —Brian Jones

Drink. Leave the bottle. —Me

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Bufftrev1

May-21-13 5:32 PM

Erik, Erik, Erik.. why do you make this so easy for me? It would be impolite not to accept.. I'm seriously thinking about asking you something I'm sure you'd get right.. like reciting the alphabet.

But, as usual, you are wrong.. I don't tell everyone they are wrong, just the ones that are wrong.. like you, virtually always.

The party you support has no credibility when it comes to scandal.. your party foisted the biggest scandal upon the American people by the phony selling of the Iraq war, in history. Multiple books have been written by people, including conservatives, who were there.. yet you refuse to acknowledge the deceit. You have no credibility until you can acknowledge that fact.. adios, amigo.

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MelissaBrown

May-21-13 5:19 PM

Bobbie, it proves what a hypocrite you are.You aren't a faithful "Christian" but a nasty bully who terrorizes people that refuse to tell her she is right when she isn't.

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eriklatranyi

May-21-13 5:00 PM

Sharyl Attkisson's computer was hacked. From Oct 2011:

“The DOJ woman was just yelling at me,” Attkisson said. “The guy from the White House on Friday night literally screamed at me and cussed at me. Eric Schultz — oh, the person screaming was Tracy Schmaler. She was yelling, not screaming. And the person who screamed at me was Eric Schultz at the White House.”

Attkisson also said the DOJ and White House representatives complained that CBS was “unfair and biased” because it didn’t give the White House favorable coverage on the developing scandal.

“Is it sort of a drip, drip. And I’m certainly not the one to make the case for DOJ and White House about what I’m doing wrong,” she added. “They will tell you that I’m the only reporter, as they told me, that is not reasonable. They say The Washington Post is reasonable, the LA Times is reasonable, The New York Times is reasonable — I’m the only one who thinks this is a story, and they think I’m unfair and biased by pursuing it.

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Josh84

May-21-13 4:52 PM

@Bobbie, the saying goes "What difference at this point does it make".

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gavinf56

May-21-13 4:10 PM

Hmmm, had I waited another day to write my letter, I could have titled it "Cognitive Dissonance".

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eriklatranyi

May-21-13 4:05 PM

Sharyl Atkisson of CBS and William Lajeunesse of Fox News have also been targeted by the Obama Justice Department for their coverage of Fast & Furious.

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eriklatranyi

May-21-13 4:03 PM

Buff simply excels at telling everyone they are wrong.....just because she says so.

It is typical liberal elitism.

As the IRS, media and Benghazi scandals grow in size, we see the ugly face of liberals who see no problem with using the power of gov't to attack political opponents....the same liberals who cried foul over Bush43 trying to eavesdrop on phone calls from overseas terrorists coming into the US.

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mikekerstetter

May-21-13 3:00 PM

From Wikipedia-"In modern psychology, cognitive dissonance is the discomfort experienced when simultaneously holding two or more conflicting cognitions: ideas, beliefs, values or emotional reactions. In a state of dissonance, people may sometimes feel "disequilibrium": frustration, hunger, dread, guilt, anger, embarrassment, anxiety, etc"

Merriam-Webster-": psychological conflict resulting from incongruous beliefs and attitudes held simultaneously"

Interesting diagnosis, Dr Brown. Glad I'm not paying you for your diagnosis. Hope no one else is either, because if that's your profession, you're a quack.

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Bufftrev1

May-21-13 2:41 PM

Hi Melissa.. I agree regarding Bobbie, so much so that I now simply ignore him/her/it.. I feel the same way about Erik although I admit a fondness for pointing out how wrong he generally is. I can take or leave Mike, he does have some redeeming qualities dispite his often obsession over minutiae.. no worries, however, as you well know, American society and moral zeitgeist are trending our way regarding women's rights, gay marriage, immigration and other societal issues. And there appears to be nothing conservatives can do but pour endless amounts of money at the problem..

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cheyenne

May-21-13 12:35 PM

Melissa, that is precisely why I refrain, for the most part, in engaging in arguments on this forum. Very few, liberal or conservative, make any attempt to look at an issue from all angles. Regarding the Communism vs. Socialism argument, you are correct that they are not exactly the same. However, they have many similarities, the most alarming of which, in my opinion, is that at their core they are both based on larger government control and less individual freedom. Again, just my opinion. Obviously, you feel differently.

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MelissaBrown

May-21-13 12:07 PM

Bobbie, you are truly a disgusting person to say things like that about other people you do not know. And I bet you call yourself a devout "Christian" too, huh? Way to go on that whole "judge not lest ye be judged" thing.

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MelissaBrown

May-21-13 11:53 AM

Mike, and others who think he is right, look up the definition of "cognitive dissonance." That is what you are experiencing. You only believe what fits your already narrow viewpoint. No matter how often the truth is told to you, you only believe what you want to believe.

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USABorn

May-21-13 9:10 AM

As stated before, liberalism is clearly a mental disease.

Headline: 'Tornado clearly targets conservatives'

"Daily Show creator faces backlash over insensitive tweet"

"She thought she was making a topical political joke, but a co-creator of ‘The Daily Show’ managed to enrage many of her followers after tweeting joke about the Oklahoma tornado’s political motivations."

"'This tornado is in Oklahoma so clearly it has been ordered to only target conservatives,’ wrote comedian Lizz Winstead, in a tweet, around 3:30 Monday afternoon."

"The tweet was an apparent attempt at using the occasion of the May 20 twister to comment on the scandal currently plaguing the IRS and Obama administration."

What a worthless piece of garbage this lib is.

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