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June 19, 2013

Can anyone explain for me the difference between a high school bully who cuts a kid's hair maliciously and an adult bully who misuses the power of the IRS to harass and intimidate the political......

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WKnapp

Jun-20-13 11:48 PM

fascism n (sometimes capital) 1. (Government, Politics & Diplomacy) any ideology or movement inspired by Italian Fascism, such as German National Socialism; any right-wing nationalist ideology or movement with an authoritarian and hierarchical structure that is fundamentally opposed to democracy and liberalism.

This dictionary uses a LEFT-WING ideology (German National SOCIALISM) to describe what it later defines as a RIGHT-WING ideology. In what universe does that make sense? Besides, isn't it considered poor form, at least, to use the word to define itself? (Italian Fascism) Every class in English vocabulary I ever had, the teacher DEMANDED we not use the word to be defined in the definition, unless it's not possible, as in defining articles, such as "a", "an", "the", or "any" OR other short common words, such as "are", "was", "do" and "is".

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WKnapp

Jun-20-13 9:06 PM

All dictators are leftist.

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WKnapp

Jun-20-13 9:06 PM

johnnyad3

Jun-20-13 9:23 AM

Now this is interesting, I found the definition of fascism in the dictionary: (followed by a definition)

Riddle me this, Batman: What would a "right-wing dictator" look like? Would he be so busy FORCING people to exercise rights and freedoms that he wouldn't notice he's no longer in power? How would that work, anyway? If you define "right-wing" as "an opponent of communism", then because fascist dictators oppose communism, fascism is right-wing. However, because a fascist dictator is merely opposing communism because the communist dictator is not the fascist dictator himself, not because their ideologies are different. Since there's no difference between tyrannical dictators, including our own Abraham Lincoln, the ideologies are the same. Because right-wing ideology is universally pro-freedom, and freedom is the hallmark of the right side of the political spectrum, any sort of dictator is inconsistent with rightism. All di

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WKnapp

Jun-20-13 8:34 PM

MrShaman

Jun-20-13 8:54 AM

Nope!! The vast majority of people in this country, regardless of their politics, live conservative lives. They buy what they can afford, without using other people's money, and live within their means and within the law. Most low-information voters vote relying on emotion. Emotion is the liberal political stronghold. You use a faulty premise." - WKnapp

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...A "faulty premise" you never denied. The "silent majority" survives on AUTO-PILOT; politically-speaking. They have NO desire justify/think-thru their (excuse for) political-ideology

In what way did I not completely REBUFF and DISPROVE your premise? I didn't need to deny what I disproved! Yes, the silent majority consists of people of ALL political stripes, right, left, center, whatever. There is no single ideology there. It's YOUR ilk, too.

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johnnyad3

Jun-20-13 9:23 AM

"Now this is interesting, as fascism is a leftist ideology..."

Now this is interesting, I found the definition of fascism in the dictionary:

fascism ['fæ??z?m] n (sometimes capital) 1. (Government, Politics & Diplomacy) any ideology or movement inspired by Italian Fascism, such as German National Socialism; any right-wing nationalist ideology or movement with an authoritarian and hierarchical structure that is fundamentally opposed to democracy and liberalism 2. (Government, Politics & Diplomacy) any ideology, movement, program, tendency, etc., that may be characterized as right-wing, chauvinist, authoritarian, etc.

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CMReeder

Jun-20-13 9:08 AM

You are a proud crazy and silly conservative Jeff.

Conservatives keep changing their beliefs. They no longer have true beliefs.

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MrShaman

Jun-20-13 8:54 AM

"The silent majority is the true conservatives, who live their lives without much government input or interference. They work, pay their bills and provide for their own needs as well as they're capable." - WKnapp

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...Who (consistently) vote Republican, 'cause...well, they always HAVE...for no particular-reason; NOT who you'd consider informed-voters." - Mr. Shaman

Nope!! The vast majority of people in this country, regardless of their politics, live conservative lives. They buy what they can afford, without using other people's money, and live within their means and within the law. Most low-information voters vote relying on emotion. Emotion is the liberal political stronghold. You use a faulty premise." - WKnapp

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...A "faulty premise" you never denied. The "silent majority" survives on AUTO-PILOT; politically-speaking. They have NO desire justify/think-thru their (excuse for) political-ideology.

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CarlHiller

Jun-20-13 6:26 AM

Bobbie2 - "Sorry Hiller, while it's true all Rats are liberal not all Repubs are conservatives. In fact few current Repub leaders are." Your statement shows a total lack of comprehension of the words that I wrote. " America's current political state is a scripted, dog and pony show between liberal Dems and conservative Repubs, it is a false pseudo war" I do not disagree with your assertion that "not all Repubs are conservatives". Today's parties are no different than the differing parties in many socialist nations, it's a false dichotomy, 2 separate parties acting as one. Call them lib, conservative or socialist they are just words designed to confuse. They all stand for the same goals, growth of government and control over a free people.

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WKnapp

Jun-20-13 6:22 AM

MrShaman

Jun-20-13 6:05 AM

MrShaman

"Conservatives (Eisenhower-types; i.e. the "silent-majority")"

The silent majority is the true conservatives, who live their lives without much government input or interference. They work, pay their bills and provide for their own needs as well as they're capable." - WKnapp

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...Who (consistently) vote Republican, 'cause...well, they always HAVE...for no particular-reason; NOT who you'd consider informed-voters.

Nope!! The vast majority of people in this country, regardless of their politics, live conservative lives. They buy what they can afford, without using other people's money, and live within their means and within the law. Most low-information voters vote relying on emotion. Emotion is the liberal political stronghold. You use a faulty premise.

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MrShaman

Jun-20-13 6:05 AM

MrShaman

"Conservatives (Eisenhower-types; i.e. the "silent-majority")"

The silent majority is the true conservatives, who live their lives without much government input or interference. They work, pay their bills and provide for their own needs as well as they're capable." - WKnapp

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...Who (consistently) vote Republican, 'cause...well, they always HAVE...for no particular-reason; NOT who you'd consider informed-voters.

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cheyenne

Jun-19-13 11:21 PM

The right has gotten crazier and sillier.- Chuck

I know Chuck, it's terrible. Now we have a Univ. of Penn. professor spouting off that if you're white and are against late-term abortion, your actual intention is to maintain white supremacy. Is there no end to these crazy right-wing conspiracy theories? Ohhh...umm...never mind.

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msgjsheets

Jun-19-13 8:29 PM

Chuck, I am still a Proud Conservative. You are still whatever it is you are.

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WKnapp

Jun-19-13 4:33 PM

MrShaman

Jun-19-13 8:32 AM

"Conservatives (Eisenhower-types; i.e. the "silent-majority")"

Ummm... no! You've got two distinctly different groups here. The "Eisenhower types" are establishment, big government Republicans, commonly referenced as RINOs. The silent majority is the true conservatives, who live their lives without much government input or interference. They work, pay their bills and provide for their own needs as well as they're capable.

""conservatives" (fascists, in Conservative-clothing)"

Now this is interesting, as fascism is a leftist ideology, and has nothing to do with conservatism on any level. Would these be leftists pretending to be conservatives? Maybe they're the ones who identify themselves as conservative for those irrationally skewed polls we frequently see...

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SteelerFan

Jun-19-13 3:18 PM

As far as PERSONAL taxes are concerned, you're guily until proven innocent. I wasn't referring to applying for tax-exempt status.

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SteelerFan

Jun-19-13 3:14 PM

I agree Gunny. Who is he to be telling any foreign nations how to do anything when we have so many issues with our economy right here?

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CHayes

Jun-19-13 2:25 PM

" the IRS is ALWAYS the bully because the burden of proof is on you"

And shouldn't it be? The IRS isn't your personal accountant.

The burden of proof should PARTICULARLY be on you when you're applying for a special tax exempt status. Why wouldn't it be?

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GysgtUSMC

Jun-19-13 1:19 PM

Today's Headline: Obama warns EU over high youth unemployment. President Barack Obama raised the prospect Wednesday that Europe might need to adjust its economic policies to tackle high youth unemployment and make sure that some countries don't "lose a generation."

Sorry this is off topic but all I can say is wow. I think we need to cleanup our own back yard before we flaunt our arrogance to other countries. He also warned them of their rising debt.

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SteelerFan

Jun-19-13 12:47 PM

Whether you like it or not, the IRS is ALWAYS the bully because the burden of proof is on you.

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CHayes

Jun-19-13 12:09 PM

"an adult bully who misuses the power of the IRS to harass and intimidate the political opposition"

What? Who did that? Sounds like the latest Republican persecution complex.

What horrible "intimidation" to ask questions of people seeking a free tax ride.

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JerryfromRI

Jun-19-13 10:47 AM

Don't forget about the birth certificate...

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keith2002lhu

Jun-19-13 9:58 AM

"Remember, nobody died when Nixon lied." A ton of people died when Reagan (Grenada) and Bush Jr. (Iraq)lied.

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michaelpaternostro

Jun-19-13 8:53 AM

Shaman -"conservatives" (fascists, in Conservative-clothing)

Shaman= "idiot in everyday clothing" !!

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MrShaman

Jun-19-13 8:39 AM

"The Obama administration is using private email accounts to conduct gov't business outside the ability of congress to provide oversight." - eriklatranyi

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Gee....what great "examples".

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MrShaman

Jun-19-13 8:37 AM

"I don't recall you or many other Libs in here agreeing with any Conservative beliefs..." - SteelerFan

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You mean, like, SHRINKING the military-industrial complex??????

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See:

Eisenhower's "Military-Industrial Complex" Speech Origins and Significance (YouTube)

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eriklatranyi

Jun-19-13 8:32 AM

The Obama administration is using private email accounts to conduct gov't business outside the ability of congress to provide oversight.

This is true criminal behavior that should not be tolerated.

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