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Quote from: The General on May 01, 2011, 09:57:25 PMIs this coverage knocking "The Apprentice" off the air for the night?Cause that's pretty funny, really.
Quote from: the_wanderer on May 01, 2011, 09:08:44 PMthe republicans will need a new enemy now.
Quote from: Bosco on May 02, 2011, 12:00:06 AMBin Laden Update: In hockey terms: Osama Bin Laden (upper body injury) will not return
Quote from: Eddie Coyle on May 01, 2011, 09:11:12 PM Didn't realize Bin Laden was an ally of the Democrats....
QuoteA senior administration official also said bin Laden's body would be "handled in accordance with Islamic practice and tradition. This is something that we take very seriously, and so therefore this is being handled in an appropriate manner."
Quote from: Lunger on May 02, 2011, 07:05:20 AM Yeah, after killing an ally of the libtards..... what will they do?
Quote from: onan on May 02, 2011, 06:21:42 AM I read this on CNN this morning: I realize that many think this will show how sensitive we Americans are. But does anyone with even half a brain think that will sate the anger of zealots? Forgive me for wanting an eye here, but bin laden was a shitbag dressed in turd sauce. And maybe I am too angry to be the voice of reason but bin laden wasn't in my way of thinking anywhere near spiritual. In my opinion there are many that deserve respect and empathy for their suffering... but goddamnit so do we. The best bin laden deserves is to be burnt to a crisp and hung from a bridge (I wonder where I got that image from?) Sorry I am in a pissy mood.
Quote from: Fly By Night on May 01, 2011, 09:33:59 PMThanks about the avatar. Your a lucky person to have that view! I only get to visit places like that
Quote from: onan on May 02, 2011, 03:14:13 AM I guess you havent seen the plethora of bumper stickers and heard the sound bites that 10 out of 10 muslim terrorists prefer/like obama.
Quote from: The General on May 02, 2011, 08:18:24 AMBRAVO! We kill him then we respect the muslim burial rites for him? Fuck that.
Quote from: onan on May 02, 2011, 06:21:42 AM I read this on CNN this morning: I realize that many think this will show how sensitive we Americans are. But does anyone with even half a brain think that will sate the anger of zealots?
Quote from: EvB on May 02, 2011, 09:30:55 AM1) it's right - are we to become what we despise? It's not, IMO - about respect for bin Laden - it's just about being descent. He doesn't deserve it, it's about us not deserving to debase ourselves with pettiness. 2) (and more important) it's smart - why make crazy-angry people even more crazy angry? He's dead. As far as bin Laden himself is concerned, that seems like enough.
Quote from: Eddie Coyle on May 02, 2011, 09:17:02 AM "Plethora" of bumper stickers and sound bites? HARDLY. Wing-nuts, the kooks on the margins-yes, but it's far from common. The "Republicans need a new enemy" post I was responding to is the type of idiocy which is de rigueur . On the surface it looks like a shot at the GOP(probably was), but couldn't it easily be interpreted as saying the Democrats are cowards and soft on Bin Laden...it's foolish. Democrats,by and large, having been calling for Bin Laden's demise as well. He was AMERICA'S enemy, it's not a fucking partisan issue.
Quote from: The General on May 02, 2011, 09:43:30 AMIt's not like I want the corpse desecrated or something ghastly. I'm just saying, no rites, no prayers, no Congressman Ellison citing Quran verses. Just a quick cremation or burial or whatever. Or give the remains to his family in Saudi Arabia if you want Muslim burial rites. I'd be fine with that. But for the US Government to do it? INSANE.
Quote from: onan on May 02, 2011, 09:48:54 AM My apologies, I somehow took the tone of your post much differently than I now read it. again I apologize. You are right it isn't or at least shouldn't be a partisan issue. As to questioning plethora, perhaps it is just a local thing. But swear to the stars, in the last 2 weeks I have seen the same bumper sticker many times. Yes I do live in whacknut territory.
Quote from: Fly By Night on May 01, 2011, 09:16:43 PMScrew politics on this event. BOTH Republicans and Democrats can agree on this one. This is great news. Altought I expect to see the crazy conspiracy theorists to be posting ramblings soon
Quote from: onan on May 02, 2011, 10:03:43 AM No we shouldn't become what we despise. The offering of respect is certainly the honorable course. But, and I could be wrong, I think those we are trying to impress will see the gesture as hollow. Returning the corpse to the family as The General suggests seems reasonable to me. It seems schizoid to me to, on one hand to pursue the "mastermind of 9/11", offer millions in reward so we could hunt him down and kill him. And then on the other hand, once dead to "honor" him. Just seems nuts to me. And yes I probably should have been more measured before posting about wanting an eye. But make no mistake Bin Laden's plan was malevolent for more than just the horrible day of 9/11. His plan was for the financial collapse of the USA. Which would have and may still bring havoc to us as a society in ways not yet thought of. So I have a tough time with displaying homage to Bin Laden. Respect to his family and country, sure why not?
QuoteAnd yes I probably should have been more measured before posting about wanting an eye. But make no mistake Bin Laden's plan was malevolent for more than just the horrible day of 9/11. His plan was for the financial collapse of the USA. Which would have and may still bring havoc to us as a society in ways not yet thought of.