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by Uji
2008 Aug 07 10:31
Forum: Archive of Retired Topics
Topic: Iraq & Afghanistan
Replies: 229
Views: 54735

Re: Iraq?

Thanks to both of you for your posts. We are at the heart of the matter here, and I sure hope that we can find some way to keep talking. And, for my part, Beckonwood: If I've offended you -- or anyone -- by my hyperbole, I apologize. "Overthetop" is my particular pathology. Some of us are ...
by Uji
2008 Aug 07 10:07
Forum: Archive of Retired Topics
Topic: Who would you rather?
Replies: 148
Views: 35723

Re: Who would you rather?

I'm sorry that you consider my post condescending. But I never once urged you or anyone to support Obama (except on another thread -- and that one preaching to the choir). I simply revealed my support for Obama just as a way of making clear my particular slant. I am interested in how we talk about t...
by Uji
2008 Aug 06 18:52
Forum: Archive of Retired Topics
Topic: Who would you rather?
Replies: 148
Views: 35723

Re: Who would you rather?

I'm sorry you found my post smug. I'm also sorry you didn't offer an argument to support your opinions. Nothing wrong with hearing an opinion and agreeing with it. But it would be helpful to those who do not agree or, perhaps, have not heard the argument you found so convincing if you made some effo...
by Uji
2008 Aug 06 12:22
Forum: Archive of Retired Topics
Topic: Re: Satisfaction with your life in the US
Replies: 16
Views: 5611

Re: Satisfaction with your life in the US

Thanks for that, Veeferguy. I've never served, so I hesitate to say this, but: Sounds to me like the attitude you express is in the greatest tradition of our armed services. Thanks for serving, and thanks for remaining engaged. What's your view on the future of our Iraq engagement? Either candidate ...
by Uji
2008 Aug 06 12:14
Forum: Archive of Retired Topics
Topic: Who would you rather?
Replies: 148
Views: 35723

Re: Who would you rather?

The "charismatic leader" is off the mark because the example doesn't fit the present case. Castro said he was going to do one thing (and received US and popular support); then he did another and lost at least one of those supporters. Maybe both, I don't know. O has many detailed policy doc...
by Uji
2008 Aug 06 11:52
Forum: Archive of Retired Topics
Topic: Iraq & Afghanistan
Replies: 229
Views: 54735

Re: Iraq?

Yeah, Beckonwood, we all get our own opinions. But we don't get our own facts. But I gather from you that if you (generic) are right wing you are always wrong or liars but if you are left wing then you are always right and truthful. Don't be silly. All you got to do is check your facts. BHO, II is a...
by Uji
2008 Aug 03 11:01
Forum: MAIN FORUM
Topic: Your Election May Last more than 4 Hours
Replies: 299
Views: 57627

Re: Election Year truths or mis - truths

Thanks for the interesting essay. The question I have is,what do we get from this sort of thinking besides paranoia? So "real" progressives are victims, too. Great, we all have the satisfaction of being a mis-understood minority. Why waste time railing against this sort of stuff? Sure, the...
by Uji
2008 Aug 03 10:46
Forum: Archive of Retired Topics
Topic: Who would you rather?
Replies: 148
Views: 35723

Re: Who would you rather?

Thanks for the welcome, Beckonwood. I'm embarrassed to enter on such a bitter note. But I just read posts from all these interesting, smart, people, and I just wish they were out knocking on doors or running for office. And they probably are.:oops: But as to your post: Indifference and contempt for ...
by Uji
2008 Aug 02 11:07
Forum: Archive of Retired Topics
Topic: Who would you rather?
Replies: 148
Views: 35723

Re: Who would you rather?

:violent5: Don't you folks get tired of spinning your wheels like this? Everybody is an unprincipaled idiot and all politicians who don't fall on their sword to promote a good end are shameless. To a forum newbie, this all sounds so pathetic. Get a grip, folks! We all sit around and watch BS cable T...
by Uji
2008 Aug 01 15:35
Forum: MAIN FORUM
Topic: Bibles! Religion!
Replies: 303
Views: 69183

Re: Bibles! Religion!

Thanks Wise One, but you take my "flat earth" quote a bit out of context. What I said was that I felt no need to take seriously someone's opinions about a round-the-world cruise if they, at the same time, claimed that the earth was flat. Just because someone thinks the earth flat doesn't m...
by Uji
2008 Aug 01 11:46
Forum: MAIN FORUM
Topic: Bibles! Religion!
Replies: 303
Views: 69183

Re: Constitution & Religion

I'm a newbie, here. But IMHO, this thread would be more enlightening if we talked a bit more about what the Constitution actually says about religion. I'm neither a lawyer nor a scholar, but my sense is that the courts have been pretty consistent in how they understand the Constitution on this issue...