Politician requests prayers for Obama's death

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  1. Doberluv

    Doberluv Active Member

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    Exactly. Now, by the very fact that so many people know what he is all about, it's doubtful he'll be very popular in public opinion. We can just relax and watch nature takes it's course.
     
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    If a girl can be charged for wishing bad karma on someone, I don't see why he can't be charged for praying for someone's death.

    Not that I technically agree with that course of action, but still, don't police one and not the other, if you're going to police it at all, I guess.
     
  3. blue

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    With all the actual death threats Liberals make, this is still unseemly and low brow, but at least he is'nt making direct threats against Obama and his family the way union workers in WI did against conservative republicans.

    Death threats against a liberal, unstable individual and must be taken down. Make a death threat against a conservative, par for the course and no big deal.

    Even my liberal friends and family have no problem hoping conservative representatives die horrible deaths, but if I wish horribly uncomfortable hemorrhoids on the Clinton's (not the daughter), the Pelozi's, or the Obama's (again not the kids), it is seen as a horrible hate crime or borderline treason.
     
  4. Doberluv

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    Well of course! That's just the nature of the beast. Aren't you use to that yet? ;) It's always slanted that way in all kinds of contexts.
     
  5. Gempress

    Gempress Walks into Mordor

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    Because conservatives aren't guilty of those things. Like beating a democratic campaign manager's cat to death and leaving it on his doorstep with the word "liberal" painted on it.

    BTW, I did NOT point that out to try and say conservatives are worse than liberals. I'm just saying it happens on both sides. The a-hole card is one of the ultimate equalizers: it evenly transcends race, creed, class, nationality and political ideology. I can't stand it, because not only does it fuel hatred, all it does is give people on the opposite side of the equation a chance to virtuously point fingers and go, "See? They're the evil ones! They're MUCH worse than we are! WE'RE the poor, unfairly persecuted ones!"

    Pardon my random soapboxing.
     
  6. blue

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    Of course conservatives are guilty of the same thing, its just only acceptable for liberals to do them.
     
  7. LostAndConfused

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    Well of course. those heathen liberals don't know any better so we give them a pass.
     
  8. Lilavati

    Lilavati Arbitrary and Capricious

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    Sigh. She shouldn't have been charged for that either. In fact, she shouldn't even have been suspended. But the practice these days is to treat any sign of hostility from a teenager as the next Columbine. If that's all that happened, then she'll almost certainly be acquitted as well; in fact, the charges were dropped.

    That said, there is apparently more to the story.

    http://www.tampabay.com/blogs/gradebook/content/sros-side-bad-karma-bully-story

    Now, frankly, I don't think any of this bullcrap should lead to criminal charges either (except maybe vandalism for the keying of the car if that happened and can be proved). Typical nasty teenage drama. But its more serious (and longer running) than just the karma comment . . . and I can see the case for suspension (not for the comments, but for keeping up their feud and not staying away from each other).
     
  9. Jules

    Jules Magic, motherf@%$*#!

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    Excuse my minionesque behavior, but:

    :hail: :hail: :hail:
     
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    Living in WI, i guess I"m surprised the first I hear of such things is on a dog message board, especially considering we live in a more conservative area.
     
  11. Lilavati

    Lilavati Arbitrary and Capricious

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    I'm not surprised. The difference is that random union members making death threats to state legislators (something that, under the circumstances, would surprise me if it had NOT happened) isn't as much of a story as the Speaker of the Kansas House attempting to bring the wrath of God down on the President. Not to mention that the later is not only menacing, but bizarre.

    Although both sides do it, one thing that does seem to be more common on the right wing is relatively prominent figures, including elected officials, spouting this sort of stuff. I have guesses as to why, but it doesn't really matter. Its highly objectionable no matter who is saying it.
     

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