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    Re: Koran burner Derek Fenton booted from his job at NJ Transit

    Quote Originally Posted by hazlnut View Post
    Apple and oranges.

    Picketing and hate speech.

    No, I don't think it is....Plenty of "hate speech" coming from liberals against conservatives, just none that liberals will ever admit to.

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    Re: Koran burner Derek Fenton booted from his job at NJ Transit

    Quote Originally Posted by j-mac View Post
    No, I don't think it is....Plenty of "hate speech" coming from liberals against conservatives, just none that liberals will ever admit to.

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    While I'm sure there are nutters on both sides, could you be more specific? And then explain why that would justify anything?

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    Re: Koran burner Derek Fenton booted from his job at NJ Transit

    Quote Originally Posted by j-mac View Post
    No, I don't think it is....Plenty of "hate speech" coming from liberals against conservatives, just none that liberals will ever admit to.

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    For instance?

    Do you consider being called a redneck or white trash or an idiot Teabagger or wealthy elitist... hate speech??

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    Re: Koran burner Derek Fenton booted from his job at NJ Transit

    Remember folks.

    Burn specific pages from a holy book = Hate Speech
    Burn another countries flag = Hate Speech
    Burn your countries flag = Patriotic American expressing himself in a wonderful and protected way


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    Re: Koran burner Derek Fenton booted from his job at NJ Transit

    Quote Originally Posted by Boo Radley View Post
    While I'm sure there are nutters on both sides, could you be more specific? And then explain why that would justify anything?







    As far as justification, I would cite the 1st amendment and free speech. But I do find it interesting that only liberals like you seem to have the right to pose that it is ok to do something because your political opponent did it too.


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    Re: Koran burner Derek Fenton booted from his job at NJ Transit

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    Re: Koran burner Derek Fenton booted from his job at NJ Transit

    Quote Originally Posted by hazlnut View Post
    For instance?

    Do you consider being called a redneck or white trash or an idiot Teabagger or wealthy elitist... hate speech??

    Redneck? Depends on the context.
    White Trash? Yes, no other possible context other than contempt for the individual.
    Wealthy Elitist? Possibly, again a context issue.
    Teabagger? Absolutely, and childish as well.


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    Re: Koran burner Derek Fenton booted from his job at NJ Transit

    Quote Originally Posted by Zyphlin View Post
    Remember folks.

    Burn specific pages from a holy book = Hate Speech
    Burn another countries flag = Hate Speech
    Burn your countries flag = Patriotic American expressing himself in a wonderful and protected way

    What make you think either is only one or the other? We're free to burn the Koran. But it is a hateful thing to do. Same with flags.

    AUSTAN GOOLSBEE: I think the world vests too much power, certainly in the president, probably in Washington in general for its influence on the economy, because most all of the economy has nothing to do with the government.

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    Re: Koran burner Derek Fenton booted from his job at NJ Transit

    Quote Originally Posted by j-mac View Post






    As far as justification, I would cite the 1st amendment and free speech. But I do find it interesting that only liberals like you seem to have the right to pose that it is ok to do something because your political opponent did it too.


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    How many do you think this speaks for? How may do you think actually threatened Bush?

    AUSTAN GOOLSBEE: I think the world vests too much power, certainly in the president, probably in Washington in general for its influence on the economy, because most all of the economy has nothing to do with the government.

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