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    Re: Are we becoming a nation of incivility

    Quote Originally Posted by Harshaw View Post
    How about we just put it this way:



    Whoever doesn't see the plain, non-racist humor here has a baseball bat-sized stick up their ass and really needs to lighten up -- for their own good as well as everyone else's.
    The two pictures don't look very alike, requiring some kind of negative feeling toward the person to bridge in the gap, although that wouldn't necessarily have to be racism.

    The only thing remotely similar is the hair, and that is a stretch.
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    Re: Are we becoming a nation of incivility

    Why would it "require a negative feeling"? That's absurd.

    The entire joke is the similarity between the pictures. Nothing more, nothing less. It's not meant to be an insult, and it' s certainly not racist.
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    Re: Are we becoming a nation of incivility

    Quote Originally Posted by Truth Detector View Post
    What a fascinatingly false statement. I am amused how you ignore the Liberal Democrat incivility starting with the Bork hearings, the Clarence Thomas hearings, the farcical claims that Bush stole an election, the booing of Bush during his delivery of the 2005 State of the Union and the demogoguery of Democrats against their political opponents in the court of Public opinion.

    Why do you suppose that you ignored all that incivility? Got bias and hypocrisy here?

    Anyone with even a modicum of intellectual honesty can go back to the Bork hearings and historically see that the party that invests itself in the most outrageous uncivil partisan behavior happens to rest mostly with the Democrat Party.

    So my answer is "YES", we are becoming less civil thanks to the efforts of a Party whose Socialist ideals cannot stand on their own and uses the strategy of demoagoguing and impugning the character of their political opponents in the court of public opinion rather than have an honest truthful debate on political ideals, goals and philosophy.

    But the notion that your reasoning supports my yes vote would definitely require the willful suspension of disbelief, of truth, of honesty and willful denial.

    My favorite speech was this one which pretty much sums up the Hypocrisy of Democrats and Liberals these days:

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    I'm only four pages into reading this and it seems like over 1/2 of the posts are misconstruing my OP.

    Yes....there was incivility before Obama. Yes.....there is incivility from the left as well as the right.

    The idea for this post came from the recent USA Today article that speaks about the "Rise" of incivility in our culture.

    Yes....I didn't cite examples from Bush or Clinton or even before because I was focusing on events that have occurred in the last year.
    It would only make sense that due to who is in office, that the focus would be on the right being uncivil to the left, but if you didn't notice, I included examples of Kayne West and Serene Williams....are you trying to say that they are right against left as well?

    The focus of the USA today article is not the incivility didn't exist before Obama....but as a nation it is becoming more and more prevalent.
    I am looking to see if people agree or disagree that it is becoming more acceptable and more prevelant today than it has been in the past.

    I guess in all fairness, I should have phrased the question better...to read:


    "Are we as a nation becoming more and more uncivil?"
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    Re: Are we becoming a nation of incivility

    A corollary question is, "Are we becoming a nation of hypersensitive, overreacting be-octhes?" I think the two go hand-in-hand, actually.
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    Re: Are we becoming a nation of incivility

    Quote Originally Posted by disneydude View Post
    "Are we as a nation becoming more and more uncivil?"

    Yes, and you are one of the regular offenders to that civility. Honestly I don't know where you found a sufficient quantity of brass to even address the issue of civility with a straight face.

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    Re: Are we becoming a nation of incivility

    Quote Originally Posted by disneydude View Post
    Are we becoming a nation of incivility?

    First we had the Palin crowd shouting things like "Kill him" in regards to Barack Obama.

    Then we had the folk that showed up at town hall meetings, yelling and disrupting.

    Now we have Joe Wilson shouting out during the President's address to Congress, Serena Williams fighting with the line judge and Kayne West interrupting the VMA awards.

    Are we seeing a new rise of incivility in America today?
    This is hillarious, coming from a Super Libbo.

    Where were you folks between 2001 and 2008? Still in grade school?
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    At least Bill saved his transgressions for grown women. Not suggesting what he did was OK. But he didn't chase 14 year olds.

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    Re: Are we becoming a nation of incivility

    This poll is about extremism and anger, rather than specifically civility, but it seems relevant:


    Extremism in New Jersey

    We've been uncovering a remarkable level of anger toward Barack Obama in a lot of our recent polling so for New Jersey we decided to go a step further in determining how extreme some people's feelings are about the President and asked respondents if they think he is the Anti-Christ.

    (snip... )

    Combine the birthers and the truthers and you've got 37% of the electorate. And the 3% of voters who really need to get their heads checked are the ones who are both birthers and truthers.

    more ...

    Public Policy Polling: Extremism in New Jersey

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    Re: Are we becoming a nation of incivility

    Quote Originally Posted by jackalope View Post
    This poll is about extremism and anger, rather than specifically civility, but it seems relevant:
    Left out this part, spanky:
    The extremism in New Jersey isn't limited to the right though. 19% of voters in the state, including 32% of Democrats, think that George W. Bush had prior knowledge of 9/11.
    Yeah, there's enough idiocy to go around.

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    Re: Are we becoming a nation of incivility

    Quote Originally Posted by Coronado View Post
    Left out this part, spanky: Yeah, there's enough idiocy to go around.

    No, I didn't spanky. I was limited to two paragraphs b/c of fair use. And I included a paragraph about truthers and birthers .... which is right and left.




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    Re: Are we becoming a nation of incivility

    Quote Originally Posted by jackalope View Post
    No, I didn't spanky.
    Um, yeah, you actually did. Scroll up.

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