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    Re: A.I.G. executives face scorn, even at their homes

    Quote Originally Posted by TheNextEra View Post
    Yes, I do, but in this case sorry I don't see it.

    These idiots made death threats, that's on them and noone else.
    otherwise you would have to hold the government responsible for EVERY riot that has occured do to it's decisions, the Iraq War, Bosnia, etc.

    I don't hold accountable the government for people acting like idiots.
    I just don't understand how you can possible think that the two are analogous.
    People sleep peaceably in their beds at night only because rough men stand ready to do violence on their behalf.

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    Re: A.I.G. executives face scorn, even at their homes

    Quote Originally Posted by RightinNYC View Post
    I just don't understand how you can possible think that the two are analogous.
    They're both decisions that the government made that have cause riots using your logic.

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    Re: A.I.G. executives face scorn, even at their homes

    Quote Originally Posted by TheNextEra View Post
    I'm saying the idiots that are doing the death threats are to blame. PERIOD. The fact the hyper-partisan bunch is blaming the government is not only a sophomoric argument, but fails to put blame on the idiots doing the threats and puts it on the government. Talk about your idiotic statements coming from the anti-Obama crowd.
    A. I did not make any statements about Obama. You fail.

    B. I did not detract from blame being put on the ones who made the threats. You fail.

    C. Political grandstanding and scapegoating that leaves families exposed to threats from the general public is worthy of scorn and contempt no matter what party did it. This time, it happens to be Frank and Dodd who are democrats. You fail.

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    Re: A.I.G. executives face scorn, even at their homes

    Quote Originally Posted by winston53660 View Post
    Are you seriously trying to compare our current form of government to Nazi Germany?
    Sometimes the most straight forward analogies can't make the point with our loyal opposition.

    Are you telling me the Nazi's and their propaganda arm did not incite the citizenry?

    That was the point.
    Someone tried to make the point government was free of responsibility for fanning the flames, adding fuel to the fire, inciting the public.

    Isn't the last bit what they intended to do?
    Incite the public?

    They went way too far.

    Their pointed and senseless campaign of wanting these folks identified and vilified for political posturing is sick.

    Especially since THEY VOTED to give these bonuses.

    That makes it all especially twisted.

    And these people are our elected representatives looking out for our best interests?

    We are in huge, huge trouble.

    PS. I hope you come under their wrath so you can feel the full impact these morons can unleash; the full weight of the Federal Government and their propagandists in the press.

    PSPS. It's not a game; it's people's security, their lives, their families and friends.

    This is a low point in American history.
    We're living it.
    Government targeting private individuals that received money approved from government.

    It is sad.
    America acting like a Banana Republic.

    I feel sick.

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    The Clintons are what happens...
    when you have NO MORAL COMPASS.

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    Re: A.I.G. executives face scorn, even at their homes

    Quote Originally Posted by TheNextEra View Post
    They're both decisions that the government made that have cause riots using your logic.
    One is a decision to demonize a particular group of people, call them names, claim that they destroyed the economy, cost millions of jobs, stole money out of people's pockets, etc. and then to publicize their names.

    The other is a decision to take a military action overseas.

    TOTALLY THE SAME THING.
    People sleep peaceably in their beds at night only because rough men stand ready to do violence on their behalf.

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    Re: A.I.G. executives face scorn, even at their homes

    Quote Originally Posted by zimmer View Post
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    I feel sick.

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    Good I hope puke the hyper partisan rhetoric out of your system

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    Re: A.I.G. executives face scorn, even at their homes

    Quote Originally Posted by TheNextEra View Post
    They're both decisions that the government made that have cause riots using your logic.
    No, not at all.

    Here's a clearer analogy to the Dodd/Frank scapegoating:

    My mom (the public) told my sister (AIG) she couldn't have any cookies (bonuses) until she cleaned up her room (the company). My brother (Dodd) gave her a cookie and when mom found out, I (Frank) inflamed my mother by stating what a thieving little layabout my sister is instead of just saying my brother gave it to her. Now my sister is fearful that mom is going to take action against her.

    Who's fault is that?

    As opposed to this clear analogy about the Iraq War...

    My mom (the UN) told my sister (Saddam) that she couldn't have a cookie (WMD's). My sister told everyone she had a cookie hidden in her room. My Dad (the US government and several allies) went into her room and ransacked it looking for the cookie my sister claimed to have. I (some anti-war nuts) protested and rioted because we didn't want Dad in my sister's room looking for a cookie that may or may not be there.

    See the difference? Probably not because partisanship has a way of blinding one to nuance and...well in your case, reality.

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    Re: A.I.G. executives face scorn, even at their homes

    Quote Originally Posted by zimmer View Post
    I feel sick.
    I feel sick too - literally. It might be time for us conscientious individuals to leave. The question is where do we go?

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    Re: A.I.G. executives face scorn, even at their homes

    Quote Originally Posted by winston53660 View Post
    Good I hope puke the hyper partisan rhetoric out of your system
    It sounds like the Congressional Gestapo makes you feel all warm inside when you curl up to go to bed.

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    The Clintons are what happens...
    when you have NO MORAL COMPASS.

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    Re: A.I.G. executives face scorn, even at their homes

    Quote Originally Posted by BulletWounD View Post
    I feel sick too - literally. It might be time for us conscientious individuals to leave. The question is where do we go?
    I guess I would have to suggest somewhere that the faint of heart who do not love America enough to stick out a fixable crisis would be welcome with open arms.

    I think Canada has a history of accepting draft dodgers back during the vietnam war era. Start there.

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