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Spectacularly wrong in every detail.

Postby -The Fabulous Orcboy » Wed Nov 29, 2006 8:13 am

It's not often you see someone write something so spectacularly NON-factual: and not just non-factual, but easy determined as such.

www.townhall.com/Columnis...is_oath_on

Any junior cub reporter with internet access can demonstrate the multitudes of problems here:

www.minnesotamonitor.com/...iaryId=842

I'm not amazed that there are ignorant, bigoted fools out there. I AM amazed that the editors of what is attempting to be a semi-credible journalistic endeavor would so totally blow it.

Oh, no wait. Given which fake-"news" pundit puke outlet this is, I'm actually not.

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PS: the follow-through.

www.wonkette.com/politics...217999.php

What you're seeing is why Ken Mehlman got out ASAP, well before he could be fired, and headed over to work for Rudy G. The new minority party seems bound and determined to remain that way for the forseeable future, and they're off to a GREAT start by finding ways to alienate a whole generation of brown (and gay -- and brown gay, of course) people
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Re: Spectacularly wrong in every detail.

Postby VectorAWX3 » Wed Nov 29, 2006 8:50 am

Well Ken, that first guy linked is an absolute tool. But that's what the talk-radio and blog world gives you... the furthest out wingnuts you can imagine. Works on both sides of the fence.

As far as the second joker, that's an absolutely idiotic maneuver. Thankfully, he's not an elected official. Double thankfully, it's on MSNBC, and nobody watches MSNBC.

Frankly, I'm surprised you're so surprised. None of this is anything new (or that significant in the scheme of things). I don't know why you even bother post it.
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Re: Spectacularly wrong in every detail.

Postby Amazonwarlord » Wed Nov 29, 2006 10:44 am

Perhaps the oath should be taken on a copy of the Constitution and bill of rights instead of a book many don't believe is more than a work of fantastical fiction
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Re: Spectacularly wrong in every detail.

Postby -The Fabulous Orcboy » Wed Nov 29, 2006 11:23 pm

Lordy, lordy.

www.newt.org/backpage.asp?art=3819

Summary version: "Terrorists hate us for our freedoms. To stop them we need to eliminate those freedoms."

The founding fathers are rolling in their f'in graves
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Re: Spectacularly wrong in every detail.

Postby AndyP » Thu Nov 30, 2006 12:23 am

Out of interest, is this senator/governor/congressperson/whatever guy the first non-Christian US politician?

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Re: Spectacularly wrong in every detail.

Postby -The Fabulous Orcboy » Thu Nov 30, 2006 12:28 am

Andy P: Yes, Ellison is the Muslim fellow. Barack Hussein Obama, on the other hand, is Christian
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Re: Spectacularly wrong in every detail.

Postby AndyP » Thu Nov 30, 2006 12:39 am

So there have been no Jewish, Sikh, Hindu, Agnostic, Atheist, Druid, Satanist or 'other'* politicians in Washington ever?

Wow.

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Re: Spectacularly wrong in every detail.

Postby elrodogg » Thu Nov 30, 2006 12:46 am

No, he's just the first Muslim. There have been other non-christians elected for a while now.
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Re: Spectacularly wrong in every detail.

Postby -The Fabulous Orcboy » Thu Dec 07, 2006 1:26 pm

A little journalistic investigation goes a long way:

www.tpmcafe.com/blog/elec..._years_ago

Short version: the first Muslim US Ambassador in history was sworn in on a Koran in 1999. He was the ambassador to Fiji Islands.

Of course, talking about 1999 clearly demonstrates pre-9/11 thinking. Since then, of course, things have become Completely Different.

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PS: Prager, the fellow in the first link in the first post in this thread? The wanker who thinks that NO ONE should be sworn into public office in the US without laying their hand on the Holy Christian Bible?

Yeah, that insufferable reactionary wanker happens to be Jewish.

Man, that's some true self-loathing. Can't make that shit up
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Re: Spectacularly wrong in every detail.

Postby VectorAWX3 » Thu Dec 07, 2006 9:53 pm

:rollin Someone hand that boy a barbed cat-o-nine-tails and let the flaggelation begin!
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