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Old 11-17-2009, 02:31 PM   #31
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Old 11-17-2009, 02:36 PM   #32
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Fox is to news what wrestling is to sport.
And the mainstream media are to news what cheerleaders are to sport. All that's missing are the Obama Blue pleated skirts and pompoms.
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And the mainstream media are to news what cheerleaders are to sport. All that's missing are the Obama Blue pleated skirts and pompoms.
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Philosophical.
Hmmm.

A 10 year old philosophizer?

Sounds like the kid could have been coached- which is sad.

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Hmmm.

A 10 year old philosophizer?

Sounds like the kid could have been coached- which is sad.

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When he's being accused of being a "gaywad" for making a statement in support of gay rights, I think a coached child would stop. He has not.
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Hmmm.

A 10 year old philosophizer?

Sounds like the kid could have been coached- which is sad.

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But if it was for religious reasons, it wouldn't be considered "coached", interesting
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I will admit that I cannot relate to the idea of "being coached;" my parents refused to discuss their political views with me before I turned 18, for they wanted me to develop my own views without their influence. In fact, when I was this kid's age, I was a diehard conservative. At that time, it was so easy to see the world in black-and-white, which I think is the defining characteristic of the conservative viewpoint: certainty.

Of course, by the age of 18 I'd be a diehard liberal. Turns out that my parents are very conservative. Go figure.
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Hmmm.

A 10 year old philosophizer?

Sounds like the kid could have been coached- which is sad.

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And you wouldn't reckon young childs being forced to say a pledge to a flag is being coached?
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And the mainstream media are to news what cheerleaders are to sport. All that's missing are the Obama Blue pleated skirts and pompoms.


i understand you're just working the refs, like Bill Kristol said back in 1996 about GOP complaints about the "liberal media," but it does get tiresome and whiney.
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And you wouldn't reckon young childs being forced to say a pledge to a flag is being coached?
Ummm..I see it more as a healthy national tradition.

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Ummm..I see it more as a healthy national tradition.

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a tradition like saying "under God?"

i find the pledge harmless, if not a little creepy. i remember saying it until 8th grade, and then it stopped in high school.
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How would the debate change if the kid's name was Muhammad or Roberto something-or-other? Or wasn't even a citizen?

Consciously objecting because you have the freedom to do so is quite different from choosing not to assimilate or wishing not to pledge to the flag of the United States of America because your allegiance lies with another flag.
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When he's being accused of being a "gaywad" for making a statement in support of gay rights, I think a coached child would stop. He has not.
So it's a political statement-got it.

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a tradition like saying "under God?"

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yeah and spending money w "In God We Trust" stamped all over it is troublesome for a few also I suspect.

For a "secular nation" there sure is a lot of mentioning God everywhere.

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yeah and spending money w "In God We Trust" stamped all over it is troublesome for a few also I suspect.

For a "secular nation" there sure is a lot of mentioning God everywhere.

Hmmm.

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