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Name: Taylor Selseth
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Hometown: Ulen, MN
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Current location: Moorhead, MN
Member since: Fri Nov 11, 2005, 09:42 PM
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UGH, wing-nuts are already pulling the false equivalence shit with the Sikh shooting.

So, I posted the shooting story on another message board, and this exchange ensued:

Me: The police called it an act of domestic terrorism, and a left-winger would never shoot up a Sikh temple.

RW nut: No, a left-wing extremist would be too busy working for foreign terrorists as opposed to being a domestic one.

Me: Name an example or shut up.

RW nut: How about President Obama's terrorist buddy Bill Ayers, and his Weather Underground terrorists, as an example? Or people, to a moderately lesser extent, like Jeremiah Wright who bespeak of Latin American socialist "Liberation theology" who scream "God d**n American!" and would rather see nothing but the downfall of this nation? Black Panthers are another shining example.

There's no excuse for terrorism from any side of the aisle - it's just as vile no matter where it comes from. And there's no defense of scum like the KKK or the Black Panthers.

But you're not wanting a discussion on the threat of terrorism. You're wanting to throw out a tragedy for political punches to say: "Look, I was right! Right wingers are terrorists!" so it serves your personal ideology that you constantly eschew here with throwing out words like 'racist'; "bigot"; "domestic terrorist"; "hate-monger" etc. to anyone you politically disagree with on political matters. You do it time and time again. And while it's not nearly as crass or ugly as terrorism itself feeling any modicum of "See, I told you they were all nuts!" in taking from the tragedy of others any degree of self-assurance in your ideology is absolutely disgusting.

Me: Ayer was no longer a terrorist when he worked with Obama.

And that you consider the Black Panthers equivalent to the KKK and consider Liberation Theology to be terrorism tells me that arguing with you is pointless. Sad that you call your fellow Catholics terrorists because you disagree with them theologically.

RW nut: "No longer a terrorist". So that makes it okay I guess. Hanging out with Ted Kaczynski as a buddy because he doesn't kill people any longer is okay since he's no longer a terrorist.

Yeah, you're right, having a conversation with you is pointless.

Note how he talks about our side helping foreign terrorists, and When I ask him to name names he goes off a red herring with Bill Ayers and Jeremiah Wright.

I'm 26 and I feel old (OLYMPIC SPOILER).

The Gold-winning women gymnasts told Costas that they were all inspired by the 2004 Athens games as kids, none of them remember the 2000 Sydney Games, or the 1996 Atlanta Games.

Christ, I can remember the 1996 Games as if they were yesterday.
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