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My mom was the 4th (or possibly even 5th) generation of her family to have been born and raised in Hawaii. I've spent a great deal of time there. While I do not present myself as an expert, I am more intimately familiar with the islands and its people than your average hoppa-haole. I'm too lazy to verify Mark's allegation that someone claimed today's Hawaiians are oppressed. If that assertion was in fact made, whoever made it doesn't know what they're talking about.
Tolerance. "I will hurt you." Forgiveness. "Anytime, anywhere." Acceptance. "You wouldn't last 15 seconds" (or was it only 5? I forget).
I see your point, Pat. Calling out the trolls keeps people away. It's the liberal Kumbaya, interspersed with threats of bodily harm, that keeps 'em coming back.
"You've done nothing when you've bested a fool."
~ Texas Ranger La Boeuf to Mattie Ross, re: the drunken Rooster Cogburn in Charles Portis' True Grit.
Mark & Dan K
A friendly recommendation: don't feed the trolls. Especially the disabled ones. Waging a battle of wits against an unarmed man is hardly fair.
I was only able to take about 20 minutes of Avatar. It's something I might have enjoyed when I was 12. And on crack.
Open carry is legal in Oregon. So while their show of force is provocative (stupidly so, in my opinion), it's not illegal. So yes: McVeigh was a terrorist, the Oregon malcontents are not. Your efforts to equate their protest with mass-murder makes it difficult to take you seriously.
The civil rights protesters of the 60s never assembled in large numbers, never demonstrated nor occupied public places as an armed force. That's why you never saw them shooting at the Democrat-authorized authorities who turned the hoses and German Shepherds on them.
I have, in my opinion, been screwed by regulatory agencies in the past. Regardless of how pissed off I was, I didn't stroll into the Routt County Building Department with the AR slung over my shoulder and the Ruger on my hip.
The Bundys have some legitimate gripes. Their show of force guarantees they will be written off by the country at large (perception is reality), and taken less than seriously by even right-wingers like me and Glenn Beck. Their error is tactical, as much as anything.
To clarify: I don't characterize the Oregon crew as terrorists. You may have conflated my position with Pat's standard-issue leftist demagoguery.
Misguided patriots who erased any chance they had of airing their grievances, let alone having them understood, by bringing guns to the party.
Questions for you: the scumbags who burned down entire city blocks in Ferguson and Baltimore; who have called for the murder of law enforcement officers - are they better or worse than the Oregon crew, who have harmed no one? If the Oregon malcontents decide to get violent, should they be permitted 'the space to destroy', as Baltimore Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake so magnanimously granted the unhappy members of her community? Would you characterize those unhappy Baltimore residents as "terrorists"? If not, why?
Mark writes: "[Libs] are idealists that seem to be able to rationalize anything."
Yep. Here's Joy Behar on national tv this week, after one of her co-hosts brought up the rape allegations against Bill Clinton; which the sanctimonious cow then uses as a springboard to defend Ted Kennedy: “He is a dog. Let’s face it... And Chappaquiddick. I mean, a girl drowns and he abandons her and she drowned and women still voted for Teddy Kennedy. Why? Because he voted for women's rights. That's why. That's the bottom line of it in my opinion. I mean, I don't like either one of them, to tell you the truth, Teddy or Bill. They're both dogs as far as I'm concerned. But I still will vote for Bill Clinton because he votes in my favor."
It's okay to be a malignant punk and commit violence and murder, as long as you're liberal - hypocrisies the media has enthusiastically embraced, which why Slick Willie's serial predation will never be permitted to impede Shrillary.
If the Holy Hand Grenade is unavailable, I guess one can make to with a Great Pyrenees. I have a friend who tells similar tales of derring-to about his Kuvasz.
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