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HEY KIDS! LET'S JUMP TO CONCLUSIONS ABOUT THE AUSTIN TERRORIST!

I am guessing that's sarcasm.

And so if he was a terrorist, what does that mean? Does it mean we start looking for people who are pissed at the IRS? That seems like a pretty long list.

At least with the failed Christmas bombings we can do work on where he was trained, who trained him, are there anymore like him, etc.

I guess in the blogosphere (right and left) I am in the minority. I just don't believe in lone-wolf terrorism. It's just lunatics with a vendetta with no overreaching sinister plot or group trying to do something. Just cause they have a plane or a bomb doesn't make them different than a crazy with a gun going after his co-workers.

Comment Posted By Bubbaquimby On 19.02.2010 @ 13:43

The FBI and Homeland Security also didn't call Hasan a terrorist either. Somewhere I think I heard he you know ...might have been brown.

I have been debating this elsewhere but it just isn't terrorism. I happen to agree with the FBI, Homeland Security and DoD.

"premeditated, politically motivated violence perpetrated against non-combatant targets by subnational groups or clandestine agents, usually intended to influence an audience."

He had 2/3 but it's that part of a group or an agent that he for sure wasn't and neither was Hasan.

Comment Posted By Bubbaquimby On 19.02.2010 @ 13:08

THE POST MY DETRACTORS WISH I HAD WRITTEN ABOUT THE TEA PARTIES

Michael,
For one the DLC is dead, when you have Harold becoming a cheerleader of the entire stimulus package, you know it's dead.

It took what 30 years for your party to really get it's act together, why do people think the GOP will get back in six months? Reforming a party isn't easy and I applaud Rick for trying. Who wants just one party rule?

I don't agree with your strident anti-religious or that the party is in that much control of them. It's more a combo of them and plain greed during the Bush years of fiscal cons giving up all cred. But you are correct that the party has to give up some of it's hardcore policies. I don't see that happening soon. But looking at your party it took 14 years from when Clinton banished Casey at the convention to start getting pro-lifers back in your party. And like I said 30 years to really get even a more than half way liberal pres. Once Clinton's health care blew up he pretty much sailed the middle for six years, worked well too.

So even though it sucks to try to reform it takes time, history does repeat. In the meantime we might get someone that I, you and Rick might like a more moderate GOP leader. Congress and Senate might be Dem for quite awile (thinking at least a decade)but we just might get a moderate president in the mold like Ike in 8 years. But mostly like 12 years.

Comment Posted By bubbaquimby On 2.03.2009 @ 10:53

REFLECTIONS ON GOD, MAN, AND CPAC

I continue to go here because you point out what is obvious but unfortunately for some conservatives, it isn't obvious to them. I am 30 but also I have had many volunteer jobs and even for a time teaching jobs with youth. They don't like the angry people on Fox and think it's a joke, same with Rush. Hell I don't even like Rush and think he really is hurting conservatism even if he was good in the 90s. Also being so tied to religion hasn't helped either, even if the party just moderated a little in that area it would help.

But even if most youth voted for Obama, there are a number of younger people who do agree with smaller gov't, fiscal responsibility, and here is the part the gets conservatives in arms, a limited military. We can be strong but we don't need to use it everywhere. Yes it's more of the libertarian viewpoint but a lot of them have left the GOP and are trying to make a liberalibertarian movement (like Will Wilkinson, formerly from CATO).

Comment Posted By bubbaquimby On 26.02.2009 @ 09:41


 


 


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