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    Re: Sarah Palin accuses critics of "blood libel"

    Quote Originally Posted by hazlnut View Post
    Sarah Palin's self-involved, self-pitying rambling rant was a sickening embarrassment. That some on this board don't see that... is scary.
    Can't you feel ANY pity for poor Sarah? I mean, here she's saddled with all those riches, has to deal with having her own reality show, and that insuferable Drama Queen Giffords woman is not only getting all the attention, but she had the unmitigated gall to complain about Sarah's putting her in crosshairs with the words "help us find the solution".

    Poor Sarah.
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    Re: Sarah Palin accuses critics of "blood libel"

    Quote Originally Posted by Hatuey View Post
    Stop it. Blood libel isn't about Jews. Even though that's the only context it has been used in for oh.... hundreds of years.
    You do have to admit it's cute, though, the way so many people who had never heard the term until today are already such experts in the matter!
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    Re: Sarah Palin accuses critics of "blood libel"

    Quote Originally Posted by haymarket View Post
    I cannot agree. Sarah Palin is a far more dangerous person in that Bush merely helped bankrupt America and presided over our economic decline. Palin has the potential to be the most divisive and mean character in American history going back to those who fanned the flames of the Civil War some century and a half ago. When I first saw and heard her acceptance speech at the 2008 GOP Convention, all the warning bells went off. George Wallace was such a character but his appeal was narrow and very limited compared to Palin. She is the deadly poison in the medicine cabinet labeled with a skull and cross bones that if ever taken could well send America to the emergency ward. I only hope and pray should that eventuality ever happen, the patient survives.
    Haymarket, those bells you hear rattling around inside your skull have nothing to do with Sarah Palin, or even reality, but are instead lodged in the medicine cabinet you carry around on your shoulders. If you are inclined to hope and pray, as you claim, then perhaps you might start praying for a return to some sort of balance in your life, some handle on reality, and that those dark images bouncing around in your hellish little world will eventually disappear.

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    Re: Sarah Palin accuses critics of "blood libel"

    Quote Originally Posted by Gardener View Post
    You do have to admit it's cute, though, the way so many people who had never heard the term until today are already such experts in the matter!
    It is an expression not exclusive to Jews, no expression is exclusive to anyone, and it fit the situation perfectly.

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    Re: Sarah Palin accuses critics of "blood libel"

    Quote Originally Posted by cpwill View Post
    that's because it has entered the common lexicon independent from a history within anti-semitism. "libel" is libel, and "blood" makes it fairly clear what the "libel" is about.
    and now some examples are popping up:

    Andrew Sullivan (who at least adds the jewish context):
    A couple of obvious thoughts. Paladino speaks of “perverts who target our children and seek to destroy their lives.” This is the gay equivalent of the medieval (and Islamist) blood-libel against Jews.

    Eugene Robinson
    The Washington Post’s Eugene Robinson, who said the Pittsburgh hoax was “the blood libel against black men concerning the defilement of the flower of Caucasian womanhood. It’s been with us for hundreds of years and, apparently, is still with us.”

    Crossfire:
    Florida Democrat Peter Deutsch last night on Crossfire:

    Let me just talk a little bit about the whole, I guess, spin from the Republicans about — which has been to me the absolute most — the worst statements I have ever heard probably in my life about anything. I mean, almost a blood libel by the Republicans towards Al Gore, saying that he was trying to stop men and women in uniform that are serving this country from voting.

    and so on and so forth.

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    Re: Sarah Palin accuses critics of "blood libel"

    Quote Originally Posted by Grant View Post
    Haymarket, those bells you hear rattling around inside your skull have nothing to do with Sarah Palin, or even reality, but are instead lodged in the medicine cabinet you carry around on your shoulders. If you are inclined to hope and pray, as you claim, then perhaps you might start praying for a return to some sort of balance in your life, some handle on reality, and that those dark images bouncing around in your hellish little world will eventually disappear.
    It is sad that you seek to issue a personal attack on me and my sanity in this shameless post intended to start a flame war with you. I would ask you to speak to the topic and refrain from personal attacks upon me.
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    Re: Sarah Palin accuses critics of "blood libel"

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    Re: Sarah Palin accuses critics of "blood libel"

    Quote Originally Posted by Manc Skipper View Post
    Only in the more virulent fantasies of the Christianist right. But then the Blood Libel was a Christianist lie in the first place.
    i don't even know how this is supposed to make sense in the context of which you were responding.

    Quote Originally Posted by Gardener View Post
    Yes, and it is also clear that a driving range is a stove on wheels. After all, we know the word driving and we know the word range.......

    You can convince yourself of most anything when properly motivated, can't you?
    it's how i've used the phrase, and it's how i've seen others (left and right) use it.

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    Re: Sarah Palin accuses critics of "blood libel"

    Talk about much ado about nothing.
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    Re: Sarah Palin accuses critics of "blood libel"

    Quote Originally Posted by Hatuey View Post
    Stop it. Blood libel isn't about Jews. Even though that's the only context it has been used in for oh.... hundreds of years.
    Is there some sort of copyright on the expression? I've never heard of any phrase being forbidden or taboo before, so all of this is rather new and interesting.

    We are entering an exciting new age perhaps where the language police will gain ever more power and control over the public vocabulary, and the word Nazis will have their own Bureau of Criminal Phraseology.

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