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Are we watching these right-wing nut groups closely enough?

  1. Doug Hughes profile image60
    Doug Hughesposted 7 years ago

    (CNN) -- Nine people federal prosecutors say belong to a "Christian warrior" militia were accused Monday of plotting to kill a Michigan law enforcement officer and then attack other police at the funeral.

    A federal grand jury in Detroit, Michigan, indicted six Michigan residents, two Ohioans and an Indiana resident on charges of seditious conspiracy, attempted use of weapons of mass destruction, teaching the use of explosive materials and possessing a firearm during a crime of violence, U.S. Attorney Barbara L. McQuade and Andrew Arena, FBI special agent in charge, announced.

    The five-count indictment unsealed Monday charges that since August 2008, the defendants, acting as a Lenawee County, Michigan, militia group called the Hutaree, conspired to oppose by force the authority of the U.S. government...

    1. Harvey Stelman profile image61
      Harvey Stelmanposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      Doug,

      Are we watching Doug Hughes close enough?

    2. shazz01109 profile image59
      shazz01109posted 7 years ago in reply to this

      Are we watching these radical left wing nuts enough? (i.e. Code Pink)

      1. livelonger profile image88
        livelongerposted 7 years ago in reply to this

        Good point. Code Pink's violent, murderous behavior deserves to be monitored. /s

        1. Sab Oh profile image60
          Sab Ohposted 7 years ago in reply to this

          An old man got his finger bitten off for asking questions at a code pink demonstration.

          1. livelonger profile image88
            livelongerposted 7 years ago in reply to this

            Code Pink is a menace to fingers everywhere. It's in the group's manifesto.

            1. Sab Oh profile image60
              Sab Ohposted 7 years ago in reply to this

              If they want a finger I'd be happy to give them one.

          2. William R. Wilson profile image59
            William R. Wilsonposted 7 years ago in reply to this

            Is this like Eric Cantor's office getting shot at?

  2. mega1 profile image80
    mega1posted 7 years ago

    Are we watching these right-wing nut groups closely enough?

    no, but then probably they WANT us to watch them, closely, and publicly so they get more and more than their share of the media attention.

  3. wyanjen profile image90
    wyanjenposted 7 years ago

    In this specific instance...

    the answer would be yes.


    lol

  4. lovemychris profile image81
    lovemychrisposted 7 years ago

    I hope the gvt. is...we've been through this before, why go through it again?

    Here's a news-flash: This country belongs to everybody, and unless you are Native American-what claim do you have on anything really?
    We came, We stole, We conquered.
    It's no god-given destiny or anything.

    Besides, what'd we learn in kindy-garden? Share!

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    sneakorocksolidposted 7 years ago

    There would be no need to have militias if the left would admit their clueless and become conservatives.

    1. Ron Montgomery profile image62
      Ron Montgomeryposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      Do we have to be Mormons too?

    2. livelonger profile image88
      livelongerposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      There would be no need for the Taleban either if those uppity Afghan women had just kept their burqas on.

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        sneakorocksolidposted 7 years ago in reply to this

        Touche'!smile

    3. Ralph Deeds profile image71
      Ralph Deedsposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      There IS no need to have militias, especially like the crazies here in Michigan.

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        sneakorocksolidposted 7 years ago in reply to this

        I know Ralph, I would never support any group that used violence as an option. I hope they're jailed and they take all their toys! I have guns but mine are all hunting and target shooting, I wouldn't own an assault weapon. I just don't see the point.smile

    4. JOE BARNETT profile image61
      JOE BARNETTposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      i'm with you sneak if we could just go back to the days of killing a squirrel for dinner, and chopping wood for a fire and working 7 days a week with 11 kids. the rich got richer there was no middle class. only very rich and the poor.no insurance you got sick you got sick, no unemployment so after you helped the millionaires get rich you were just stuck out. yeah those were the good old days. the left messed it all up with social security,5 day work weeks , unions,unemployment, overtime and all that crap and more, huh.

      1. William R. Wilson profile image59
        William R. Wilsonposted 7 years ago in reply to this

        big_smile

  6. Uninvited Writer profile image82
    Uninvited Writerposted 7 years ago

    So you are justifying this group?

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      sneakorocksolidposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      No. But they wouldn't feel it was necessary if there was no socialism on the horizon.

      1. Ron Montgomery profile image62
        Ron Montgomeryposted 7 years ago in reply to this

        Which makes your response "yes".

  7. Uninvited Writer profile image82
    Uninvited Writerposted 7 years ago

    BS, there have been militia groups around for ages.

    And this group was going to start by killing a police officer, how is that attacking the government?

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      sneakorocksolidposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      BS? BS? BS? Well does your mother know you talk like that?

      1. mega1 profile image80
        mega1posted 7 years ago in reply to this

        sneaker there you go bring people's mothers into a discussion just becuz someone doesn't agree with you - far more shameful than saying BS or Bullshit! even

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          sneakorocksolidposted 7 years ago in reply to this

          Its all I got. Why do you keep picking on me? I'm a frail delicate and sensitive flower! How can you be so mean?smile

        2. Friendlyword profile image61
          Friendlywordposted 7 years ago in reply to this

          Sneak is the real ARTFUL DODGER. (very slippery of you SNEAK)

  8. Doug Hughes profile image60
    Doug Hughesposted 7 years ago

    There is democracy on the horizon.

    President Obama was elected by a wide popular vote and a HUGE electoral vote.

    The Members of the US House of Representatives are there by popular election.  The members of the US Senate are there by popular election.The passage of Health Care Reform was done my majority vote.  If you don't like it, put up you own candidate and get a majority to vote for him (or her).

    It's called democracy.

    I did not agree with the election of GW Bush by the Supreme court. I despised many of his decisions and policies. I never talked about rebellion against the United States. There is no middle ground on this issue. Either you will abide by the majority vote (not poll) or you are against democracy. You can't just support majority rule as a principle only when you are getting things your way.

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      sneakorocksolidposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      Remember that.

    2. JOE BARNETT profile image61
      JOE BARNETTposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      doug - yes he can . thats the right wing rule.Rule#1 when we rule ,we rule.
      rule #2: when they rule , we rule or we cry,spread fear have tantrums and play victim,cuz we don't like to lose and we are very sore losers!

      1. Doug Hughes profile image60
        Doug Hughesposted 7 years ago in reply to this

        It wasn't a left-wing group in Oklahoma City when Clinton was President.

        It wasn't a left-wing group in Dallas this month (the IRS attack)

        It wasn't a left-wing nut that attacked the Pentagon last month.

        It wasn't a left-wing group called the Hutaree.

        OWN the violence your side is promoting and STOP IT!. This is a democracy and for all our protests of the abuses of Bush, there is no violence you can document.

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          Brenda Durhamposted 7 years ago in reply to this

          There's plenty.  The Left is just very good at hiding things under rugs.   And under Chicago politics.  And in the memory losses of people like Doug.

    3. bill yon profile image59
      bill yonposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      speak it brother! speak it! or better yet right a hub on it!

    4. Pandoras Box profile image82
      Pandoras Boxposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      Very well said.

      1. alternate poet profile image77
        alternate poetposted 7 years ago in reply to this

        Hi Pandoras Box

        Thanks for saving me the trouble of trawling back through all the garbage to find the good stuff - yes it was very well said.

  9. lovemychris profile image81
    lovemychrisposted 7 years ago

    Exactly!

    The sense of entitlement is stunning.

  10. habee profile image90
    habeeposted 7 years ago

    I think I live in the middle of a militia group. Everyone here is heavily armed and 90% are far right conservatives!

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      cosetteposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      can i come stay at your house when the Apocalypse comes? wink

      1. habee profile image90
        habeeposted 7 years ago in reply to this

        Sure, Cosette! My house would be empty! If that happens, I'm going to my brother's. He lives in a big house in the woods and has a walk-in gun safe. Does his own reloading, too. Has a pond full of fish and lots of deer, wild turkeys, and feral pigs running around in the woods, not to mention squirrels, rabbits, and quail! He also has pecan trees and wild blueberry trees. It would take us a while to starve! Oh, and I almost forgot - his wife is a registered nurse!

  11. habee profile image90
    habeeposted 7 years ago

    Yes, Ron - you must be a Mormon. Can I be one of your wives?? I have some great cupcakes!

    1. Ron Montgomery profile image62
      Ron Montgomeryposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      OH yeah!  All of my wives must have luscious cupcakes.

    2. politicsdaylee profile image61
      politicsdayleeposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      lol you guys are crazy

      1. politicsdaylee profile image61
        politicsdayleeposted 7 years ago in reply to this

        Peace!

      2. Rochelle Frank profile image89
        Rochelle Frankposted 7 years ago in reply to this

        So ??? You got sumthin' against crazy people?

        1. JOE BARNETT profile image61
          JOE BARNETTposted 7 years ago in reply to this

          ha ha ha

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      sneakorocksolidposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      I love you Habee! But I'm way too chicken to take on more than one woman! You're great!smile

      1. habee profile image90
        habeeposted 7 years ago in reply to this

        hahahaha!

      2. JOE BARNETT profile image61
        JOE BARNETTposted 7 years ago in reply to this

        hmmm so just whats goin' on here ha ha

  12. Doug Hughes profile image60
    Doug Hughesposted 7 years ago

    I haven't heard from Brenda since the nine members of Hutaree were arrested.. You don't suppose...

    1. Uninvited Writer profile image82
      Uninvited Writerposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      LOL smile

      1. JOE BARNETT profile image61
        JOE BARNETTposted 7 years ago in reply to this

        ha ha ha thats cold!

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      Brenda Durhamposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      You're just full of sarcastic insinuations, aren't ya, Doug?
      And plenty full 'a' crap!

      I heard about the Hutaree group, but not the whole story I'm sure.

      Maybe leniency will be given to them like Obama gave leniency to those Black Panthers who stalked the Election poll.  Or like he wants to give the terrorists in Guantanamo.  Reckon?

      Well, I'd say the Hutaree, from what I've heard so far, had a patriotic goal but surely went about it the wrong way.

      1. William R. Wilson profile image59
        William R. Wilsonposted 7 years ago in reply to this



        And that says it all right there folks... thread closed.

  13. habee profile image90
    habeeposted 7 years ago

    If so, dey in da wrong place, huh, Rochelle?? lol

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    Poppa Bluesposted 7 years ago

    Could it be the Obama's broken promise of inclusion is leading to a rise in this anger against the government? Remember that's what he ran on. He was going to be different, reach across the isle, be transparent, and change the way Washington works. Well, he broke every single one of those promises with his health care bill and it appears he has no intention of working with Republicans on anything else that he wants to shove down America's throats. Well maybe that explains the anger, the militancy, though I certainly don't endorse it or condone it I would hope that the left at least has as much sympathy for them as they do for the terrorists that would like to kill us.

    1. Friendlyword profile image61
      Friendlywordposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      So Poppa...Obama told the Republicans this will be there WaterLoo? And Obama voted against every bill the republicans proposed?  WHO ARE YOU?  YOUR SCRIPT IS TOO TIGHT. IT'S JUST TOO FAR FROM THE TRUTH TO HAVE BEEN WRITTEN WITH ANY REAL CONVICTION. YOU DONT EVEN BELIEVE YOUR OWN STATEMENTS DO YOU? THERE ALL REHARSED PHRASES PUT IN THE RIGHT PLACE AT THE RIGHT TIME.

      Let's have an original comment from you Pappa.

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        Poppa Bluesposted 7 years ago in reply to this

        Sure, whatever you say! I'm just a believer in freedom, personal responsibility, and the truth. I'm for all that is good and natural, for people to be unshackled from pursuing their dreams. I believe the government is an impediment to these ideas, it's a burden, that justifies it's actions to control us by appealing to our generosity and compassion for our fellow beings. Government is FORCE.  It seeks to impose it will on the masses for it's own good.
        I believe, the democrats, the left, liberals, progressives, or socialists or whatever they are called these days, are in favor of bigger government, more supervision, a central authority to act as our collective conscience as if they somehow know better than us, right from wrong. They are corrupt, power hungry, and elitist, and evil.
        Prove me wrong!!!

        1. Friendlyword profile image61
          Friendlywordposted 7 years ago in reply to this

          Prove you wrong...OK!

          Enron!!!

          We need alot more Government to protect us from crooks that want to rape and rob this country while they wave a Flag and thump a Bible and rob Grandma's retirement money!

          1. Sab Oh profile image60
            Sab Ohposted 7 years ago in reply to this

            LOL! So we can be raped and robbed by government crooks. Great deal.

  15. lovemychris profile image81
    lovemychrisposted 7 years ago

    Wow poppa--you couldn't be more wrong. imo.
    You are going to miss the boat, and all the other repubs too.
    The baggers are angry all right, but it's not about what they claim, or there would be signs against Bush there too.
    There aren't.

    One of these days you will admit what they are frantic about, and hopefully it won't be too late.

    This young generation has not grown up as entitled as all of us. They don't have ANY guarentee's at all! Greed and hoarding are not a part of their raison detre.
    Whereas the older and current generation seem to be all about me me me, my way my way my way...

    That is an OLD ideology, and will not fit in today's world.....unless you are extremely wealthy.
    Bushco will be the last admintration to help that wealthy demographic, I think.
    Because it has ripped us to shreds.

    1. Sab Oh profile image60
      Sab Ohposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      "or there would be signs against Bush there too."

      Have you heard the latest news? Bush is no longer president.

      1. William R. Wilson profile image59
        William R. Wilsonposted 7 years ago in reply to this

        So that absolves him completely?  None of these teabaggers were out protesting when he was in office I bet.

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          Poppa Bluesposted 7 years ago in reply to this

          Sure whenever the left can't defend their position they change the subject. Let's talk about Bush now! No wait let's talk about Reagen and how his trickle down economy destroyed the country! Brother can you stay on the subject!

        2. Sab Oh profile image60
          Sab Ohposted 7 years ago in reply to this

          Do you need a calendar?

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      Poppa Bluesposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      Why would there be Bush signs? That doesn't make any sense!

      I predict you'll come around to my way of thinking once you've acquired the wisdom of years I have. You'll understand that in America, it's not the role of government to redistribute wealth. Rich people are rich because they earned it, poor people are poor for many reasons, but those that are poor for no fault of their own will always be helped by those of us more fortunate, then there are those that are poor because they've learned to get by with what they can milk from the system, and those people will always be looked upon with disdain.

      With freedom comes responsibility. The responsibility to be a productive part of society, to pursue your dreams with vigor never giving up and always reaching higher bringing those along with you that share your vision and distributing your grace with those that are still struggling to reach their goals.

      One day, you'll understand the difference between sharing the wealth through free will and the recognition of your blessings and paying the government to do it for you.

      1. William R. Wilson profile image59
        William R. Wilsonposted 7 years ago in reply to this

        Joe already dealt with this poppa.  Without regulation, things like 40 hour work weeks, overtime, minimum wage, labor protections, etc. there would be no middle class.  It's not wealth redistribution, it's protecting those with no money and power from those with all the money and power.

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          Poppa Bluesposted 7 years ago in reply to this

          Yeah and how's that working in Cuba, Venezuela, and China?

          1. William R. Wilson profile image59
            William R. Wilsonposted 7 years ago in reply to this

            The problems in those three countries are not problems of socialism but of authoritarianism.  Cuba is doing remarkably well considering the economic sanctions it's had to endure for decades.  And how was Venezuela doing before Chavez?

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              Poppa Bluesposted 7 years ago in reply to this

              And where does socialism always lead? It's unsustainable expect through force and oppression. It's never worked in history and yet this is what the left espouses!

              1. William R. Wilson profile image59
                William R. Wilsonposted 7 years ago in reply to this

                Where does unfettered capitalism lead? 

                A slave is a slave, whether owned by the rich or by the state.

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                  Poppa Bluesposted 7 years ago in reply to this

                  Unfettered capitalism leads to prosperity for all, and the more prosperous the more free! Unfettered capitalism is what made this country the great force that it is in the world today. Money = Power!

                  1. livelonger profile image88
                    livelongerposted 7 years ago in reply to this

                    Yes, it certainly seems to have worked that way in Colombia. (Of course, the opposite, in neighbor Venezuela, is no better)

                    Capitalism maximizes wealth, but it has the tendency to, over time, concentrate wealth among the rich.

                    The most prosperous, stable countries in the world have a judicious, ever-changing mix of both capitalism and government intervention. It's not a black-or-white thing.

                  2. William R. Wilson profile image59
                    William R. Wilsonposted 7 years ago in reply to this

                    LOL.  Can you cite some historical examples?

                    Somalia perhaps?

  16. lovemychris profile image81
    lovemychrisposted 7 years ago

    Bush is not president, but a lot of people are still stuck in Bush World.....wait a minute, forget Bush, some people still worship Reagan!

    Trickle down has failed. Unfettered Capitalism has ruined this country.
    White men are not the only ones in power any more.
    We have a young, mixed race, Democratici president.
    He is not toting the Old Line.
    He is not what you are used to.

    That has got to make some people mad.

    Because, let me clue you in: Bush was not transparent, was not inclusive, did not change the way Washington worked.
    Was there a tea-party movement?

    No. Why not?
    Did he increase the debt?
    Did he take away freedoms?
    Did he create any jobs?

    Where was the Tea Party movement?

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      Brenda Durhamposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      I disagree that Obama isn't what we're used to.

      We were used to him being in the Senate doing nothing but get his jollies in the backseat of limousines, the story goes.
      No one was stupid enough to put him in The White House til after that.....

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      Poppa Bluesposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      You can say whatever you want about Bush but you can't site any facts to back you up! Look at the bills Bush pushed through congress, they ALL had bi-partisan support, that's right, your democrats voted FOR Bush Bills including your beloved Obama who voted FOR the Patriot Act!

      Oh Yes he's different, he's a socialist just like FDR and he's compared himself to FDR so it's no stretch.

      Now look at the bills Obama pushed through not a single republican sided with the democrats and that's no surprise they were shut out from any input right from the beginning!

      Really if you're going to make an argument at least provide some evidence to back up your erroneous claims!

    3. Sab Oh profile image60
      Sab Ohposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      "Bush is not president, but a lot of people are still stuck in Bush World....."

      Some people are stuck in some kind of world alright...

  17. lovemychris profile image81
    lovemychrisposted 7 years ago

    Well, to be honest, that just makes you pubs look bad.
    Gvt is about compromise and not always getting your way. Bush and the pubs were in charge, dems had to respect that.
    Because if you think they LIKED everything they went along with, you are wrong.

    The difference is, these republicans came into the term determined to undermine Obama...they were not interested in governing, just in destroying Obama. They said so. With plenty of media help along the way....demonizing Obama from the start.

    Did Bush increase the debt?..uh yeah. he took a surplus and turned it into a debt. Tax cuts and war were put off-budget...not even paid for!
    Did Bush take away freedoms?...Patriot Act.
    Did he create any jobs?...NO new jobs were created under Bush....but millions of them went away! Overseas. Cheaper labor/cheaper costs/more profit.

    Do you have amnesia or something?

    1. Sab Oh profile image60
      Sab Ohposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      "Gvt is about compromise "

      Is that why you keep screaming "we're in charge now! I hate you! get out of the way!"?


      roll

  18. Padrino profile image59
    Padrinoposted 7 years ago

    "Because if you think they LIKED everything they went along with, you are wrong."

    Proof they are sniveling scumbags! Who would vote for something they didn't agree with?

    Stellar example of why they will be run from office!

  19. Padrino profile image59
    Padrinoposted 7 years ago

    "It wasn't a left-wing group in Dallas this month (the IRS attack)"

    And it wasn't even in Dallas, but hey, why do facts matter?

    And no, this is not a Democracy, it is a Representative Republic!
    More facts to make the gerbil spin.

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    Brenda Durhamposted 7 years ago

    It's pretty obvious the Fort Hood terrorist was left-wing.
    And don't forget about all the protests and violence and burning of Mormon Churches (and sending white powder in envelopes) the gay activists did after Prop. 8 went through in California.

    And the Republican Congressmen who've been shot at were of course targeted by left wingers.

    1. William R. Wilson profile image59
      William R. Wilsonposted 7 years ago in reply to this



      Nope.

    2. Maddie Ruud profile image83
      Maddie Ruudposted 7 years ago in reply to this



      Wait. How do you figure that?  Brenda, you lose credibility with these bizarre sweeping statments.

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        Brenda Durhamposted 7 years ago in reply to this

        I can't imagine a patriotic right-wing American calling for a Muslim jihad.  Can you?
        It's the Leftists like Obama who want to welcome the Muslim anti-Christian agenda into America with open arms.

        The Fort Hood shooter's fellow servicemen said he had been saying anti-American things for a while, but everyone was so afraid of being accused as usual of prejudice by the "diversity-loving" Left-wing segment that they wouldn't speak out about him.

        1. Maddie Ruud profile image83
          Maddie Ruudposted 7 years ago in reply to this

          Well, no, but I can imagine him (or her) calling for a Christian crusade.  What's the difference?

          Besides, just because someone is NOT right-wing does not automatically make him or her left-wing.

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            Madame Xposted 7 years ago in reply to this

            The difference is that the Christians don't think you should die if you're not Christian. They grew out of that.



            True

            1. Maddie Ruud profile image83
              Maddie Ruudposted 7 years ago in reply to this

              Wow.  That's a sweeping generalization.  There are millions of Muslims who believe in peace.  And there are plenty of Christians willing to kill to enforce their beliefs.  I can rattle off some examples, but I'm sure you can think of plenty yourself.

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                Madame Xposted 7 years ago in reply to this

                But the terrorist at Fort Hood thought so. And that's who we're speaking about.

                And no, there are not "plenty of Christians" willing to kill for their beliefs. They may go overboard in discussions but they're not murderous. They just think you're going to hell.

                1. Sab Oh profile image60
                  Sab Ohposted 7 years ago in reply to this

                  'Plenty' is a pretty vague figure. In any case, these things are based on local and regional conditions and political environments as much if not more than on any given religious beliefs.

                  Humans are inherently violent animals.

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            Brenda Durhamposted 7 years ago in reply to this

            The difference is that the USA wasn't based on Muslim beliefs.

            1. Maddie Ruud profile image83
              Maddie Ruudposted 7 years ago in reply to this

              What about the fundamentalist Christian pro-choicers who've killed doctors who perform abortions?  The CSA?  The Lord's Resistance Army in Uganda?  And don't say that these people aren't "true Christians" because plenty of Muslims also denounce the terrorists who commit violence in the name of Islam as not followers of their true religion as well.



              Ooooooooooookay... so how does that mean that Christian fundamentalism is okay, but Muslim fundamentalism is not? I don't agree with either, personally.

              1. Sab Oh profile image60
                Sab Ohposted 7 years ago in reply to this

                If we could just agree that there are violent idiots at every point along the political spectrum and in every large organization and that they are equally unacceptable we wouldn't need threads like this.

                But no, everyone wants to believe 'their' side is pure and innocent and the 'other' side is evil and dangerous.

                And so it goes on and on...

                1. William R. Wilson profile image59
                  William R. Wilsonposted 7 years ago in reply to this

                  O.o

                  !!!!!

                  Sab did you just say something that started to make sense?

                  Did someone steal your account info and start posting as you?

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                Madame Xposted 7 years ago in reply to this

                What about them? There are crazies in every group. It says specifically in the Quran that if one is not Muslim and does not convert, then he should be killed. The same concept is not put forth in the Bible. I also know personally, many Muslims who are mortified by the extremists who act out in the name of Islam.

                I guess I don't understand your point.

                1. William R. Wilson profile image59
                  William R. Wilsonposted 7 years ago in reply to this

                  LOL.  The bible says to kill unbelievers too. 

                  "When the Lord your God brings you into the land you are entering to possess and drives out before you may nations...then you must destroy them totally. Make no treaty with them and show them no mercy." Deuteronomy 7:1-2, NIV. 1

                  "...do not leave alive anything that breaths. Completely destroy them...as the Lord your God has commanded you..." Deuteronomy 20:16, NIV. 1

                  Islam allows non Muslims to live with autonomy.

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                    Madame Xposted 7 years ago in reply to this

                    No it doesn't. If you are non-Muslim, or a convert, you are a second-class citizen and pay higher taxes.

                    Where in the Bible does it say that? I don't know it that well so I would appreciate the cite smile

                  2. Sab Oh profile image60
                    Sab Ohposted 7 years ago in reply to this

                    Years ago I had a student from Iran who went to Greece on a student exchange program and ended up converting to Greek Orthodox. He eventually made his way to the US where he applied for asylum because Greece wouldn't let him stay and if he ever sets foot back in Iran the 'law' there requires that he be beheaded. He wasn't sure what had become of his family there...

                    ...




                    I've worked with students who converted to Islam as well. None of them were living under a death sentence from their Christian-majority country of origin.

              3. Ron Montgomery profile image62
                Ron Montgomeryposted 7 years ago in reply to this

                Maddie, as usual you have offered your opinion logically and respectfully.

                However....

                ...fundamentalist Christian pro-choicers?

                Is that like a MENSA tea party?

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                  Madame Xposted 7 years ago in reply to this

                  You should take lessons from her smile

                  1. Ron Montgomery profile image62
                    Ron Montgomeryposted 7 years ago in reply to this

                    Naaa, it's more fun throwing the mud back at people.  smile

    3. William R. Wilson profile image59
      William R. Wilsonposted 7 years ago in reply to this



      Pray tell, who was this?

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      woolman60posted 7 years ago in reply to this

      To set the record straight, the republican that you speak of, was not shot at, did you look at the updated police report, here it is.

      Updated at 4:02 p.m. ET. A statement from the Richmond, Va., police department says a bullet broke the window of a meeting room in Cantor's office at about 1 a.m. Tuesday. "A preliminary investigation shows that a bullet was fired into the air and struck the window in a downward direction, landing on the floor about a foot from the window," the police statement says. "The round struck with enough force to break the windowpane but did not penetrate the window blinds."

      The police statement says there are no suspects.

      The bullet was shot into the air at 1 a.m. in the morning, did I miss something, this is how it all starts. misinformation spreads fear, but of course one side blames the other for some idiot discharging his weapon in a public area.

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    Madame Xposted 7 years ago

    March 22, 2010: Bullet shot through window of Republican Congressman Eric Cantor's Richmond, Virginia campaign Office.

    http://www.wdbj7.com/Global/story.asp?S=12203709

    1. Padrino profile image59
      Padrinoposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      That couldn't have happened! Only right wing groups can be violent, ask William or Mike, they know!

    2. William R. Wilson profile image59
      William R. Wilsonposted 7 years ago in reply to this
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        Madame Xposted 7 years ago in reply to this

        What's funny?

        "It is reckless to use these incidents as media vehicles for political gain. That is why I have deep concerns that some, DCCC Chairman Chris Van Hollen and DNC Chairman Tim Kaine in particular are dangerously fanning the flames by suggestion, suggesting that these incidents be used as a political weapon," said Cantor.

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          Madame Xposted 7 years ago in reply to this
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        Poppa Bluesposted 7 years ago in reply to this
        1. Padrino profile image59
          Padrinoposted 7 years ago in reply to this

          You can't use that! Only unnamed sources are factual.

        2. William R. Wilson profile image59
          William R. Wilsonposted 7 years ago in reply to this

          Yes, this guy:

          "The FBI said Mr. Leboon calls himself the "son of the god of Enoch" in the video and calls Cantor "pure evil." "

          Yep, it was politics that made him do it.  He's not crazy at all.

          And how'd that bullet get from Philadelphia to Richmond?

          1. Padrino profile image59
            Padrinoposted 7 years ago in reply to this

            So only sane right wingers are violent?

            This just gets better and better!

            1. William R. Wilson profile image59
              William R. Wilsonposted 7 years ago in reply to this

              Did I say that?

              1. Padrino profile image59
                Padrinoposted 7 years ago in reply to this

                No, I guess not, you just found another way to excuse a violent left winger.

                1. livelonger profile image88
                  livelongerposted 7 years ago in reply to this

                  Couldn't help but notice you didn't manage to answer my question to you here, Padrino:
                  http://hubpages.com/forum/topic/38856?p … post922838

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    Madame Xposted 7 years ago

    yeah . . .

    http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4069/4479845664_01c916d4b0_o.jpg

    1. Padrino profile image59
      Padrinoposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      You are probably right, at least right wingers can spell!

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      Brenda Durhamposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      Bingo.  Thanks Madame X.
      Whoever wanted proof that Leftists are just as violent and MORE openly violence-advocating than Right-wingers, there it is.  And I'm sure that's not the only picture-proof of this issue.

    3. Doug Hughes profile image60
      Doug Hughesposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      At the end of is 2nd term, Bush was a leper to the GOP.

      Whose side is this guy on?

      1. Ron Montgomery profile image62
        Ron Montgomeryposted 7 years ago in reply to this

        Whoever picks up the tab at the "Voyeur Club".

      2. Friendlyword profile image61
        Friendlywordposted 7 years ago in reply to this

        He sounds pretty outraged. Is this a republican or Right Wing rally?. He has heart!

  23. Arthur Fontes profile image91
    Arthur Fontesposted 7 years ago

    Of course the SEIU are not violent.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dWnxlFbY … p;index=60

    I bet I did not even see this video.

  24. Ralph Deeds profile image71
    Ralph Deedsposted 7 years ago

    Here's what the right-wing groups are watching at RNC Headquarters, Hollywood.\

    http://voyeur7969.com/

    http://www.freep.com/mikethompson

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      Poppa Bluesposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      Can you blame em?

      1. Ralph Deeds profile image71
        Ralph Deedsposted 7 years ago in reply to this

        Nope! I may join 'em.

  25. lovemychris profile image81
    lovemychrisposted 7 years ago

    Poppa-
    Do you believe a woman has the right to choose to terminate a pregnancy?
    Do you believe two adult human beings should be free to marry if they are gay?

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      Poppa Bluesposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      I believe 2 consenting adults should do whatever they want. The so called right to choose is problematic for me. I can't give you a simple answer, so I'll ask you a question.

      Do you believe that the government should protect all individuals rights to life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness?

  26. lovemychris profile image81
    lovemychrisposted 7 years ago

    My life comes before the fetus, since that possible life cannot come to fruition without my consent.
    It's like asking me if I believe a soldier has the right to kill another human being....
    That is taking a life is it not?

    I think you would have to admit you are not for all freedoms....just the ones you believe in.

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      Poppa Bluesposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      Well you avoided my question, no surprise there that's typical of the left.

      I agree your life should come before that of your unborn child if you had to choose, and I think most people would agree with that.

      I'm not against abortion, per se, but surely at some point in time the "fetus" will be something more than a "collection of cells". At some point in time, the fetus will be capable of sustaining itself with no more help than would be required of say, a sick infant. At that point, I believe that "fetus" is an individual that deserves protection of it's rights. You wouldn't be in favor of killing a sick new born would you?

    2. Sab Oh profile image60
      Sab Ohposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      "My life comes before the fetus"

      How about a new born baby? (or do you still need to give it a dehumanizing label at that point?)

      1. Ralph Deeds profile image71
        Ralph Deedsposted 7 years ago in reply to this

        There are significant differences between single-cell zygotes, embryos, fetuses, viable fetuses, babies and children which many of the anti-abortion agenda people lose sight of in their rhetoric.

        1. Sab Oh profile image60
          Sab Ohposted 7 years ago in reply to this

          Ok, where exactly without a doubt does life begin?

          1. Ralph Deeds profile image71
            Ralph Deedsposted 7 years ago in reply to this

            I guess that might depend on how you define life. I'm okay with saying that life begins with the zygote. But a zygote is not yet a human being, in my opinion. And aborting a zygote is not the moral equivalent and certainly not the legal equivalent of "murdering a child," as the anti-abortion agenda people apparently believe judging from their picket signs and inflammatory rhetoric.

            1. Sab Oh profile image60
              Sab Ohposted 7 years ago in reply to this

              But that would be ending a life, by your definition?

  27. Sab Oh profile image60
    Sab Ohposted 7 years ago

    Is this thread about abortion, or is someone trying real hard to change the subject?

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      Poppa Bluesposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      Changing the subject is the key tactic of the left in any argument. It's effective at avoiding the truth.

      1. Sab Oh profile image60
        Sab Ohposted 7 years ago in reply to this

        Ah yes, a sophisticated technique weilded with all the subtlety and finesse of a tourette's outburst.

        1. alternate poet profile image77
          alternate poetposted 7 years ago in reply to this

          Are you the same person having a conversation with yourself? you also appear to be Padrino.  I have been trolling around the threads and you all appear to have the same style of writing, I am also beginning to think you are several others also. Of course I could be wrong and there could just possibly be several people just like you.

          1. Sab Oh profile image60
            Sab Ohposted 7 years ago in reply to this

            You need to relax a bit.

          2. Randy Godwin profile image92
            Randy Godwinposted 7 years ago in reply to this

            Who else would support its arguments!  It has to have many aliases to support its opinions.

  28. lovemychris profile image81
    lovemychrisposted 7 years ago

    "The so called right to choose is problematic for me. I can't give you a simple answer, so I'll ask you a question."

    UH...WHO changed the subject?

    "I can't give you an answer, so I'll ask you a question".....changing the subject.

    I asked you if you believed a woman had the right to choose to end a pregnancy....you changed it around to "what is life".

    Doesn't matter...Either it's her choice, or it's the choice of the State...

    1. Sab Oh profile image60
      Sab Ohposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      It is obviously the choice of the state either way.

      1. William R. Wilson profile image59
        William R. Wilsonposted 7 years ago in reply to this

        Oh, obviously.  roll

        1. Sab Oh profile image60
          Sab Ohposted 7 years ago in reply to this

          And where do laws come from?   ........

          1. William R. Wilson profile image59
            William R. Wilsonposted 7 years ago in reply to this

            If the government passes a law that allows you to carry firearms, does that mean they are forcing you to go carry a firearm?

            1. Sab Oh profile image60
              Sab Ohposted 7 years ago in reply to this

              You mean like when they force you to buy insurance from a private company?

              1. William R. Wilson profile image59
                William R. Wilsonposted 7 years ago in reply to this

                Debating with you is pointless.

                1. Sab Oh profile image60
                  Sab Ohposted 7 years ago in reply to this

                  It is for you.

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      Poppa Bluesposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      Oh come on you're reaching! I gave you an answer as well as asked a question. In fact I answered all of your questions and all you did was avoid mine.

      So you should have the right to choose right up until you go into labor right?

      You're in favor of gay marriage too right?

      So are you in favor of a father marrying his daughter when she reaches the age of consent, which in some states is 12? And would you also be in favor of the father marrying the daughter of his daughter as his second wife when she reaches the age of consent?

  29. Ron Montgomery profile image62
    Ron Montgomeryposted 7 years ago

    Abortion is very much a part of this thread's topic.  Right-wing nut groups have advocated, and sometimes carried out murders of doctors who provide abortions.

    I understand why you didn't initially realize this.  Your first instinct is always to attack and insult, not pose a rational argument.

  30. lovemychris profile image81
    lovemychrisposted 7 years ago

    Just admit you are against my right to choose.
    That means you are not the freedom party you claim to be.

    The Christian Right has been gunning to end abortion since 1973.
    They got Bush elected on that promise.....
    Although if you read "Family Secrets", you will learn that Bush jr got 2 women pregnant and both of them had abortions.
    It is also well known that wealthy women never stop having abortions if they need one, it's just the poor girls who end up being at the mercy of the state.
    Then, once the baby is born, people like the Christian Right scream and yell that the bastards are not getting any help from them. The mom should have kept her legs shut, right?

    Women can't win with you...
    So why don't you tell your boys to keep it in their pants for a change?

    No offense to the wonderful boys out there, or the wonderful caring Christians...you can tell, this rotten cabal of phakes is making me sick Phakes...Pharisee's   yeah, I see it.

    1. Sab Oh profile image60
      Sab Ohposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      "Just admit you are against my right to choose. "

      Your right to choose whether or not you will kill someone? No, I don't think that should be left entirely up to you.

      "The Christian Right has been gunning to end abortion since 1973.
      They got Bush elected on that promise....."

      That makes no sense.


      "Then, once the baby is born, people like the Christian Right scream and yell that the bastards are not getting any help from them"

      Wrong again.

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    chasingcarsposted 7 years ago

    Hmm! Watch the hate mongering, gun toting, postering apes now called conservatives.  That sounds like a good plan.  Treason is always a problem for any democracy.

    1. Sab Oh profile image60
      Sab Ohposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      How about the hate mongering, gun toting, postering apes now called liberals? Watch them too, right?


      You should do some reading. We've pretty well covered this topic and its related hypocrisy already.

    2. alternate poet profile image77
      alternate poetposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      Didn't the previous administration award their own associated company buddies the contracts to build loads of new jails?  You could apply the laws and put them all in them maybe?

      1. Sab Oh profile image60
        Sab Ohposted 7 years ago in reply to this

        Anyone who breaks the law should go to jail (or whatever level of punishment fits the crime in question).

 
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