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Old 03-20-2009, 05:16 PM   #211
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is it just an uncomfortable truth that Special Olympians are bad bowlers?
Yes.
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it's not like he exploded the deficit
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while biding your time in 2012 for that dream Palin/Jindal ticket.
Shows what you know. That's not my dream ticket.
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Old 03-20-2009, 05:20 PM   #213
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I'm not sure what you all expected to see here in FYM. A thread scolding him for his gaffe? Or a thread where a bunch of us rallied to pre-emptively defend him?

Dumb thing to say, he apologized, and yeah, it's a bit different when we're still tallying up the gaffes. Not like he's had a whole box full of them in his two months in office so far.

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If people really want to be offended by something......

YouTube - Stephen Lynch- Special Olympics
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Um. You can't be serious.

um, did you take a look at what's happened over the past 8 years?


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good luck talking to your party.
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Old 03-20-2009, 05:28 PM   #216
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If people really want to be offended by something......

YouTube - Stephen Lynch- Special Olympics



yes, cruelty is only offensive because i want to be offended.
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Old 03-20-2009, 05:44 PM   #217
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it's not like he invaded the wrong country
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insulted our allies
Oops! Sorry France and Germany!
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exploded the deficit
Just wait for the next decade of cascading Obama deficits.
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read My Pet Goat while 3,000 people were murdered on the streets of New York
Cute, who would have stopped it? President Clinton on the golf course, with Bin Laden in Predator missile crosshairs? A true cheap shot.
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watched New Orleans drown
The Halliburton Hurricane Machine again? W did a poor job, as did the mayor of New Orleans, and the governor of Louisiana, who wasn't asking for much federal aid beforehand. In the face of an unprecedented natural disaster.
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or trumpeted his anti-intellectualism as some sort of badge of honor
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but go ahead and carp about some sort of double-standard. it's about as effective as refusing stimulus money
In which the Feds fund binding social services to the states for a few short years, until the Feds don't fund it anymore, and then the states are required to pick up the entire tab...which they can't afford (without huge tax increases).
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Old 03-20-2009, 05:52 PM   #218
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^ He was off his prompter, what do you expect?

I'm glad to see him getting beat up (although only slightly) over this. Lord knows what would have happened if this had been President Bush.
You listen to Rush far too much...

The difference between W and Obama, one faces his mistakes like a man and apologizes.

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"President Obama called last night and expressed his regret and he apologized. He said that he did not intend to humiliate Special Olympics athletes or people with intellectual disabilities. He was sincere and heartfelt, and said that he is a fan of our movement and is ready to work with our athletes to make the United States a more accepting and welcoming country for all people with special needs.

Words hurt and words matter. Words can cause pain and result in stereotypes that are unfair and damaging to people with intellectual disabilities. And using 'Special Olympics' in a negative or derogatory context can be a humiliating put-down to people with special needs.

This is a teachable moment for our country. We are asking young people, parents and leaders from all walks of life to engage in conversation and help dispel negative caricatures about people with intellectual disabilities. We believe that it's only through open conversation and dialogue about how stereotypes can cause pain that we can begin to work together to create communities of acceptance and inclusion for all.

Special Olympics is not a program, but a worldwide movement operating 30,000 events a year in more than 180 countries. Every one of them is a chance for people of all ages to get involved, to think differently about attitudes and perceptions they may have about people with intellectual disabilities, and to make a difference.

And so we challenge people to join our 'Spread the Word to End the Word' campaign, a youth-led national awareness effort that will launch on March 31, where we are asking people to pledge their respect for people with special needs. We're asking people to sign our 'R-word' pledge, to join in our Unified Sports programs, to volunteer, and to be fans of our athletes and our movement.

Additionally, we challenge policy leaders at all levels to commit to improving the support and resources for people with intellectual disabilities in areas such as healthcare, education, housing and recreation.

Finally, we invite the President to take the lead and consider hiring a Special Olympics athlete to work in the White House. In so doing, he could help end misperceptions about the talents and abilities of people with intellectual disabilities, and demonstrate their dignity and value to the world."
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Actually I support releasing them so they can be killed.
And people say militant Islamism is a death cult...
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And people say militant Islamism is a death cult...

The difference being I don't want to kill all Muslims.
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The difference being I don't want to kill all Muslims.
Just the ones you presume to be guilty...
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Just the ones that are found on the battlefield.
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Old 03-21-2009, 05:08 PM   #223
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Just the ones that are found on the battlefield.
Where exactly is the battlefield? You can't possibly believe not one innocent was killed on the "battlefield". I think you should just quit before you dig yourself any deeper...
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Nice, but not surprising, of you to think those with differing opinions should just shut the fuck up.

I'm talking about these kinds of assholes.

http://www.voanews.com/english/2009-03-20-voa10.cfm
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Old 03-21-2009, 05:33 PM   #225
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It is shameful-isn't it?

Hello Pot -----it's the kettle calling....
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