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October 01, 2008


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How strange. I feel a strong rocking sensation in my socks.

I can only assume that you're responsible for this, A.

the publicans are in charge, kathy.

Not that I like to speculate about motives in cases like this, but honestly, she didn't think. She self-identifies as a conservative. Chances are, she's spent the last 30 years thinking that conservatives are good, honest, decent people who can disagree honestly, and that liberals are the intolerant, hate-filled ones. Now, because she simply hasn't been seeing, really seeing, what other self-identified conservatives have been saying, she's stunned to be on the receiving end from her "own side."

"(I hear you, Dixie Chicks.)"

Maybe now, Kathleen, but not when it mattered.

No, Interrobang, she's also been saying what those other hate-filled conservatives were saying. Remember this?

Here's a note I got recently from a friend and former Delta Force member, who has been observing American politics from the trenches: "These bastards like Clark and Kerry and that incipient ass, Dean, and Gephardt and Kucinich and that absolute mental midget Sharpton, race baiter, should all be lined up and shot.

The woman used her pulpit to transmit an anonymous call (from a "friend" wrapped in the flag) for the deaths of politicians she disagrees with.

She's reaping the whirlwind. Sucks, that. Guess she shouldn't have sowed the wind.

Athenae, you rock.

I was starting to think that maybe the right wing had calmed down with their violent rhetoric directed toward people they didn't agree with. What a surprise, I was wrong.

I shouldn't underestimate their willingness to attack people. I want my friends here to keep that in mind if I'm ever publicly outed. I think that death treats are wrong and if she is getting them she should go to the police. I don't ever condone sending right wingers that kind of mail. I think Kathleen Parker will now understand why I've used a pseudonym.

When she says, "But when we decide that a person is a traitor and should die for having an opinion different than one's own, then we cross into territory that puts all freedoms at risk. (I hear you, Dixie Chicks.)" she might not appreciate how many of her friends on the right say exactly these things.

Will Parker do something about it now? Will she actively work to get some sort of sanction for people who call for the deaths of people with different opinions? How about talk radio hosts who call Code Pink traitors?
Calling Code Pink Traitors

How about hosts who talk about shooting the Dixie Chicks on the air?
Shooting Dixie Chicks CDs

(By the way notice how clever the host is, you see he is not actually talking about shooting the Dixie Chicks, just a CD of them singing and it's just a sound effect anyway! It's all in good fun!)

SF Mayor Willie Brown used to have a reputation of finally noticing a problem when it happened to him. He could read reports but only when it happened to him was it real. Lots of wingnuts are like this, they lack empathy. Parker now has an obligation to do something about the problem. I want to hear more from her calling out the people on HER side that did this. Maybe she wants to 'dialog' with them. I think she should schedule a meeting with them and find out just who they are and how twisted they are. Would that turn her off?

I think of Michael York's question in the movie "Cabaret," as he and and his wealthy German friend Fritz leave the tavern where the Nazis are singing "Tomorrow Belongs To Me" ...

"Do you still think you can control them?"

As always, Athenae, you get it right and express it beautifully.

I hope you emailed this to Parker.

Dare I hope that this means the wingiest of the wingnuts are beginning to be marginalized? If they're starting to turn on their enablers, dare I hope that the enablers will start to recognize their mistake?

Nah, didn't think so.

"Do you still think you can control them?"

Good quote, I think I want to see that movie again. The last few years I keep thinking that I now understand how Nazi Germany happened.

Well said, A. Thank you.

Fucking moron. Ever think, Kathleen, that just because you're on their side, that means they're on your side? Think again, asshole, & perchance you might want to give us peaceful types a second look...

Nice piece.
Reasoned and rythmic.
Keep it up.

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