Sep. 20th, 2010

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The Tea Party upset the GOP....with this woman...

They are — they are doing that here in the United States. American scientific companies are cross-breeding humans and animals and coming up with mice with fully functioning human brains. So they're already into this experiment. ~ Christine O'Donnell, Republican Strategist, on The O'Reilly Factor November 15, 2007,2933,311946,00.html

It seems the wackos are attempting to out wacko the wackos. It does not matter if the statement is true or not, the only concern is if it makes people scared and angry. Because these people are not going to apply any logic to the possibility of mice with fully functioning human brains.

But this kind of thinking is so wide spread now. This last weekend I was with my mothers side of the family up in Isanti. During some beer drinking in the evening the subject turned to Koran burning. The subject had very loud and favorable reviews by my cousins, that we should be burning Korans in public to protest Islam. After listening for a minute or two I chimed in, 'to achieve what goal?'.

Complete silence.

Because they burn our flag was one response after the silence. I asked how that personally affected their day to day lives, and who "they" was? The response was that it was a slap in the face, an insult, and they were "them".

Past here is not what I said, more of what I was feeling on the subject. I don't remember exactly what I said.

Them....Or as George Bush II put it 'Those Al-Qaeda types, heh-heh'.

Okay, but that does not change the way you personally feel about the flag. That does not affect your patriotism, it's just a length of fabric. Let them burn away, it's their retarded choice to buy something and then burn it. They are not burning my own sense of patriotism, they can't touch that, they are burning a mere symbol of said patriotism. In fact if there is anything that would rob me of my own patriotism would be the behavior of a minority of my fellow Americans, not some guy in ski mask on the other side of the planet.

Besides by having a negative reaction, you're giving them exactly what they want. They're not burning the flag in the hopes that you're going to send them a box of kittens, they want to piss you off.

More silence.

So if you burn a Koran, who gives a fuck? It's not the phyisical form of the book itself, it's what you personally took from it and keep with you. You can always get another one and no one can take what you hold to be true in your heart.

It's something like when France pissed off the neo-cons by opposing the war in Iraq. The neo-cons proceeded to dump full bottles of french wine, toss french cheese, and french films to the tune of thousands of dollars of their own money. Then they boycotted deep fried potatos called french fries in favor of deep fried potatos called freedom fries.

I'm sure the French are to this day quite upset about the entire thing and regret opposing the war in Iraq. I mean, we sure showed them. We delt a critical blow to France that month.


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