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Teabagger wishes to hang Senator Murray. Crowd erupts in boisterous laughter.

Discussion in 'Off-Topic' started by sumit1207, Feb 18, 2010.

  1. sumit1207

    sumit1207 Prince

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    These guys are so much fun. :D
    Isn't this illegal in some way? Or is that just concerning the President?

    http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20100219/ap_on_re_us/us_tea_party_hang_senator
    I guess this is where you respond with accounts of liberals calling for Palin's execution, etc. Go nuts.

    EDIT: I looked up what "geld" means. Yikes.
     
  2. Owen Glyndwr

    Owen Glyndwr La Femme Moderne

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    It's all fun and games until someone actually does it...:(
     
  3. Merkinball

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    If it was illegal to the president, then thousands of anti-Bush fundies would be behind bars right now...
     
  4. Bill3000

    Bill3000 OOOH NOOOOOOO! Supporter

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    I remember quite a few cases in the news, actually. I do know that it's illegal and the FBI investigates every case.
     
  5. JollyRoger

    JollyRoger Slippin' Jimmy Supporter

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    Just a bunch of rope-a-dope.
     
  6. madviking

    madviking north american scum

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    and yet they are still a political force in the US...? They kinda remind me of the Jacobin from the French Rev sadly.
     
  7. innonimatu

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    nah, the jacobins actually managed to get some heads rolling - and their own, eventually.
     
  8. Cheetah

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    Death-threats are illegal. If she can argue that it was satire or such however, she didn't do anything wrong.

    At least that's the laws in Norway I believe.
     
  9. gf1990

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    ITT:

    wat is hyperbole?
     
  10. Arwon

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    Not that these kooks aren't already being monitored, but they'll now be getting extra close scrutiny by the crazy people monitoring divisions of the Secret Service and FBI.
     
  11. Owen Glyndwr

    Owen Glyndwr La Femme Moderne

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    What do you mean?
     
  12. ParkCungHee

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    You know, if they actually had a "Crazy people monitoring division" I'd consider a career in the FBI.
     
  13. Nares

    Nares Emperor

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    Left-wing plant.

    The key is to recognize that it was a local television station who found a "unidentified woman."

    If you want to use random participants in a political demonstration as a basis for judging the entire movement, we could easily describe the Democrat party in terms of the <removed>-chuckers who made it to Denver to support their presidential nominee back in '08.

    Literally, they threw <removed>. I never found out if it was their own, or if they just raided the port-a-potties.
     
  14. Patroklos

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    Yeah, um, there is a whole party and movement that gleefully talks about machine gunning very specific people against walls all the time. They are called Communists, and they are very serious about it and several of them are not at all shy about saying so here on CFC.

    Seriously, when you lefties get your panties in a wad over this kind of stuff it really is self defeating.
     
  15. RedRalph

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    But Patroklos, you hang negroes.

    Seriously, do you think this is OK just because someone else did it? You're a little bit more sophisticated than that, aren't you?
     
  16. Winner

    Winner Diverse in Unity

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    I misread "hang" from the thread title as "bang" and was confused for a moment...
     
  17. Patroklos

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    I hang negros?

    No, I don't think it is okay because someone else did it, I think it is okay because such rhetorical exercises are common place. Unless you have some evidence that this was not hyperbole like 99% of the other times pretty much all of us wish violence on a politician from time to time, this is just baseless whining of a ridiculous sort.

    How many millions or people, from all walks of life, use the prase "I hope California falls off into the Pacific"? Should they all be chastized for actually wanting 30 million people to die?

    As for the Communists they really do want people to die, via murder, and are unapologetic about it. Yet even in this extreme case very few even take them seriously either, so what is the big deal about the OP?
     
  18. ParkCungHee

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  19. Patroklos

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    Oh, I didn't realize just how stupid that reference was going to be :(
     
  20. RedRalph

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    So do you disagree with the US secret service investigating me if I said I wanted to kill a certain very high-ranking government official? If you are consistent it's fine, I'd more or less agree with you, but the lack of judgement here is incredible (on the part of the subject of the OP)
     

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