Burch: Bubba's dilemma, a Clint Eastwood moment

Thursday, September 13, 2012 at 10:05pm
By Michael R. Burch

Like most Nashvillians, I will never forget the terrible events of Sept. 11, 2001. I still vividly remember the carnage that day, as two planes destroyed the Twin Towers, another plane hit and damaged the Pentagon, and a fourth plane crashed into a field on its way to the White House, thanks to the heroics of the passengers of Flight 93.

However, unlike many Americans, I am not content to gullibly believe what I am told to believe, so I have never subscribed to the prevailing fiction that the United States was attacked because some “evil” people hate our freedoms and our values, and attacked us because we are “good,” out of sheer spite. Nor am I foolish enough to believe that Islamic jihadists are trying to “take over the world” when they don’t have the armies, navies and air forces required to conquer Spain, much less military superpowers like Israel and the United States.

So why were we attacked on 9/11?

I think the answer is quite simple, and to understand it requires only a little honest reflection on our part. I call it “Bubba’s dilemma.” Please allow me to have my Clint Eastwood moment and address an invisible American redneck.

“Bubba, think of the biggest, baddest man you know — the one you’d never want to tangle with in a million years. Now, what would happen if you mistreated and humiliated his brothers and sisters on a daily basis?”

“Duh, he’d kick my stupid butt!”

Exactly, Bubba.

Men like Osama bin Laden will never accept the bizarre idea that Jews and Christians should be allowed to harm completely innocent Palestinians because God favors Jews and Christians and it is their “Manifest Destiny” to tell other people where and how to live (and die).

Muslims get it, Bubba, and are able to read the handwriting on the wall. You’re the one with ADD.

So it’s long past time to “get a clue,” Bubba. If you care about your brothers and sisters, tell your stupid, evil government to stop harming theirs.

Please don’t get me wrong. The Americans who died on 9/11 were innocent. But their government and nation were far from innocent. Long before innocent Americans suffered and died, Palestinians suffered and many died, thanks to the policies and actions of the governments of Israel and the United States.

If we want peace, we need to understand human nature. Just as Americans will risk life and limb to defend Americans, so Muslims will risk life and limb to protect their loved ones. There is no way to escape this simple reality. If you want to live in peace don’t allow your government to harm and mistreat others.

Yes, it really is that simple, Bubba.

Michael R. Burch is a Nashville-based editor and publisher of Holocaust poetry and other “things literary” at www.thehypertexts.com.

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By: Captain Nemo on 9/14/12 at 12:35

I understand what you have written here Mike, but Bubba doesn't have any idea what you have said. He is going to be mad as a hornet and going to call you names.

I'm glad that your skin is tough enough. ;-)

By: dargent7 on 9/14/12 at 4:51

I don't believe it's that simple.
15 of the 19 hijackers were men from Saudi Arabia, as was bin Laden, in their 30's.
Why did Saudi Arabia have a corner on the market for this Israel/ Palestine fight?
They chose two high profile financial buildings in America's largest city, like Japan's Tokoyo.
The Pentagon was America's war machine and the 4th crashing in PA was certainly on it's way to the White House.
They probably would of hijacked some planes on the West coast and taken out the Golden Gate Bridge if they could cooridinate it.
Just this week in 4 mostly Muslim countries, they are chanting "Death to America" and the Great Satan.
All I do know is the American lifestyle is 180 degrees opposite than the one of Islam.
We drink, smoke, eat trash, and pray only on Sunday or when the lottery hits $100 million. No one knows where the nearest Qu'ran is, reads or speaks Arabic, or has ever been in a mosque. Our women wear next to nothing, get boob jobs, get equal pay, voting rights, and all human rights. Muslim women are covered head to toe with scarfs and bee hives and subordinate to all men. Husbands can kill their wives for adultery and walk free.
In America a woman can cheat, then take the man's children and his home, cars, and all his money. The differences between the two cultures is stark reality and 9/11 cannot be distilled into a "bubba moment" or simply said, " it was because the USA supports Israel"

By: gdiafante on 9/14/12 at 5:14

So darge is saying it's really a culture war...

I agree with Mike to a degree. There has always been certain tensions between Jews and Arabs, but it wasn't until the 40's, when Israel became a nation, that it boiled over in modern history.

However, I really don't believe that 9/11 was a protest against our policy on Palestine...there were many factors...Bin Laden's hatred regarding how we abandoned Afghanistan after the Russians left...resentment that we had boots on the ground in Saudi Arabia during the first Gulf War...the fact that we're the "world police" and (to be honest) world's reigning superpower...

As Darge said, it really isn't that simple.

By: dargent7 on 9/14/12 at 5:26

In all the 4 countries now in "chaos", there are chants of, "We are all Osama!"
He was our Public Enemy #1 but to them, he's a hero and martyr.
gD made a good point about the 1st Gulf War.
Saddam invaded Kuwait and gassed his own people.
G HW Bush couldn't stand for it.
So, we invaded Iraq and if you remember the Highway of Death, killed about 150,000 Iraqis "saving them".
Seems bin Laden was ok with Saddam's actions, but got really pissed off at ours.
9/11 took 20 years in the making. These guys were all young. Not lifers in the military. They could care less about WW II, Pearl Harbor, Vietnam.
It all started in THEIR lifetime with Desert Storm/ Fox and our constant medling in Mid-East affairs.

By: gdiafante on 9/14/12 at 5:33

Exactly Darge. It's more about things that have happened since the late '70's (Russia invades Afghanistan, we assist the Afghan people - country destroyed, Russia leaves, so do we and the people are left high and dry). That breeds resentment.

Then, in the 80's, we back Iraq against Iran while trading hostages for arms...playing both sides of the fence...then wonder why anyone over there would hate us when Saddam uses the weapons we supplied him against his own people while we turn a blind eye.

Sometimes I wonder if it would be better just to abandon all endeavors in the Middle East and see if the vacuum ends up destroying them, rather than our meddling destroying us.

By: dargent7 on 9/14/12 at 5:56

gD:
Add in the "72 Virgins" upon their "jihad" death, and you have a recepie for disaster.
Think of the mind-set/ psychology it takes to fly a 757 jet plane you just hijacked into a skyscraper, knowing you'll burn to death. Killing thousands. And you actually planned this for a couple of years. Taking flying/ steering lessons...all the lying, deceit. And the Qu'ran and Mohammed encouraged this practice?
72 or 108 virgins, isn't worth it.
You can say these 19 were "radicalized", but there's been a hundred more worldwide blowing themselves up for the same reward at heaven's gate.
You have Afghan police recruits graduating and given their service weapon. They immediately turn it on the presenters, killing them, then kill themselves.
These people can lie and deceive for months, even years.
That's why I don't trust Muslims. Deceit is their calling and middle name.

By: gdiafante on 9/14/12 at 6:07

I don't trust radical, hardline Muslims... or fundamentalist Christians, Darge. It's obvious that the hardliners in the ME are prepared to die for their cause...and take a few others with them. I don't understand that mentality, neither do most intelligent people, but it is what it is.

That's why we haven't been able to make headway there, how do you defeat something like that? For all the perceived progress we've made there, one little film can undo it all. So what do we do?

Bombs away, like Romney wants? Yeah, that'll change their attitude...Diplomacy? That's working...What in the hell else is there??

Like I said, part of me wonders what would happen if we just left.

By: Rasputin72 on 9/14/12 at 6:11

I just love the class warfare stories and this Burch tale is not so far from the truth.

Unfortunately since the beginning of mankind the spoils always go to those who are mightier enough and strong enough to impose their will.

To my knowledge and experience there are few things that involve fairness among humans.

No matter how hard they try the weak and the intellectual liberals will never be able to "eradicate" strength as a major player in every situation;
If BlanketNazi,Slacker,Captain Nemo,Bfra and Ummm had a nickel for every unfair thing that has gone on since the beginning of time they surely would have enough money for some geographer to explain to them that Palm Beach,West Palm Beach and Palm Beach Gardens were three different cities.

Five thousands years from now if humans still exist "strength" will always overcome fairness.

One cannot however argue with Burch that unfairness has been heaped upon Palestine . One also cannot argue that Osama Bin Laden took unfairness to the razors edge
Burch, this one was your best effort. I enjoyed the article even if it was just a whisp of wind as it influences the powers of the Jewish state and the lobbied and paid American
politicians.

By: Rasputin72 on 9/14/12 at 6:17

Gdiafante, I rarely agree with you but never have I read a comment by you that was not well thought out and backed by some very insightful reasoning.

Your comments of 6:33 and 7:07 were clear evidence of that.

By: treehugger7 on 9/14/12 at 6:20

Don't forget that G W Bush was mighty close to the saudis--remember them walking and holding hands? I can't rule out an inside job--especialy since the evidence is sketcy at best. I certainly wouldn't put it past them.

By: Loner on 9/14/12 at 6:50

Good morning, Nashville.

I don't care for the empty chair debate format.....Bob Newhart could pull it off...sometimes....but it was never hilarious, IMO. Nevertheless, I agree with Mike Burch...the US Israel "special relationship" is at the very heart of this modern holy war....let us not deceive ourselves.

Helen Thomas spoke the truth, the US major media are all owned and operated by people who are wildly pro-Israel...she used the term, "Zionists"....Jews used to use that term and they still do in private, but the term has been usurped by Israel's enemies in the past few years and now the "Z" word is considered a racial slur when used by gentiles....the media have conditioned us to think along these lines.

The major media have been quite successful at keeping the American public in the dark as to the motives behind the antipathy that many Muslims feel towards the US.....let me clarify it right now....It's the "special relationship", stupid!"

There you have it....now let the name-calling begin.....

By: gdiafante on 9/14/12 at 6:56

Well, loner, though I don't consider America as a Christian nation, it is rooted in Judeo-Christian values, which means the majority will always succumb to the superstition that the Jews are the chosen people.

Basing foreign policy on a superstition is silly...and dangerous...as we're seeing.

By: yogiman on 9/14/12 at 7:00

I wouldn't put anything past a career politician, treehugger. There's more crooks in Congress than honest people.

In our House of Representatives, what is the reasoning a person would spend millions of dollars to be re-elected every two years for a job that only pays $145,000? Why did they get that money? From the organizations they are going to "represent". To hell with the citizens.

The government of today is ignoring the Constitution our founders gave us as our guide to our way to live in our nation, our Constitutional way of freedom.

The Congress of today are passing more laws to take more control of our lives.

By: gdiafante on 9/14/12 at 7:05

The government of today is ignoring the Constitution our founders gave us as our guide to our way to live in our nation, our Constitutional way of freedom.

The Constitution establishes the federal government and delegates the powers and limitations of that government. Nothing more, nothing less.

By: dargent7 on 9/14/12 at 7:05

"Special relationship"? No. It's our lifestyle.
And it's our view of Heaven and Hell.
Christian Americans don't fly 757 jets into buildings, light their Nike's fuse, light their underware on fire, or stick a stick of dynamite up their asses or in their turbins and blow themselves up. These nutz do it at every opportunity in as crowed a place as possible, including children.
They believe Al'lah condones and mandates this way to visit him in their Heaven.
The more the merrier.
No American will ever understand what these people could possibly be thinking.

By: bfra on 9/14/12 at 7:07

Raspy likes to beat a dead horse. If he ever get far enough South, he will see the difference!

By: Loner on 9/14/12 at 7:12

Point of fact: The Democratic Platform for 2012 mentions the word, "Israel"sixteen times...it mentions the "Palestinians" three times, when threatening to cut off aid to the Pals, if they proceed to seek statehood at the UN.

To my knowledge none of the fifty US states was mentioned in the platform....Israel, a state outside our union of states, a state that does not contribute to the US Treasury,commands more attention than any state within our union and it gets nearly unanimous support in the House, Senate and White House. Think about that.

Israel started these modern Holy Wars on May 15, 1948...they murdered Count Bernadotte, the UN's first peace envoy to the region....they have acted as ruthless scofflaws ever since.....the US and Israel are joined at the hip, so to speak......the hate that the nuclear-armed, bellicose Zionists have generated is being directed at the USA and our miscreant partner: the Jewish State.

The US needs to cut all aid to Israel and AIPAC should be banned....IMO, any US politician who takes pro-Israel money should be incarcerated, not venerated.

By: gdiafante on 9/14/12 at 7:16

I agree with that Darge, but you can't seem to separate the terrorists from the millions of peaceful Muslims. I don't believe that every Muslim is a terrorist and every terrorist is a Muslim, no more than I believe that the Westboro Baptist Church or Southern Baptists are representative of normal Christians. It's important to make that distinction.

And you must have forgotten about the IRA and what it did...or the crusades...witch trials...The point is, extremists exist but they are not the norm. It seems as though Christianity has evolved past this, but Islam has not.

But, if you believe in the book of Revelations, then we should, by all means, proceed with the impending Holy War (yes Loner, they suck) and fast-forward to Armageddon and get it over with, huh?

After all, we know who wins in the end...right?

By: bfra on 9/14/12 at 7:17

US politician should not be allowed to take money from anyone outside the US and to say it again, corporations should not be able to donate (bribe) politicians either.

By: Loner on 9/14/12 at 7:18

By: dargent7 on 9/14/12 at 8:05

"Special relationship"? No. It's our lifestyle.
And it's our view of Heaven and Hell. (End snippet.)

Unless he is pulling my leg, Darge certainly drank the Kosher Kool-aid that was served up after 9-11. Sadly, D7's statement illustrates the Helen Thomas effect perfectly....his words are music to the ears of the pro-Israel elements out there....poor Darge, totally bullshitized and now self-bullshitizing......pitiful.

By: Blanketnazi2 on 9/14/12 at 7:23

And the film maker that went to Libya parading around as an Israeli Jew and inciting riots was none other than a Coptic Christian. Go figure.

By: Loner on 9/14/12 at 7:31

Gd, I agree, a lot of Christian values are sewn into the fabric of this nation....sad, but true. Trouble is, Christianity is heretical Judaism practiced by gentiles...same could be said for the other Abrahamic faith, Islam......Jews & Jew Wannabes....all three claiming to have a special relationship with the God of Abraham....Abraham is the guy who heard voices and was told to go and kill his son...the guy who cast out one of his concubines along with his own son....that role model dude....his God is the God they claim to worship.

The Founders would never tolerate bankrolling any theocracy outside our borders, Jewish, Christian or whatever...both major US political parties have sold us out....to me, this is treasonous.

By: MusicCity615 on 9/14/12 at 7:33

Mike-

How do you explain the Taliban two weeks ago beheading 17 afghanistan citizens for.... Dancing?

How do you explain all the mass murdering on Indian civilians by al qaeda?

While I agree with you that America meddles in the Middle East and favors Isreal, America also has thousands of mosques are there are millions of muslims that live freely in America.

If a pompous, ego-maniac like youself went to Afghanistan, Pakistan, Iran, Iraq, Yemen, Libya, etc. and said you were not a Christian, Not a Muslim, but a peaceful American, would you feel safe?

This war is not simply a "America and the Republicans are simply bullies and that's what caused Jihad" story. America can be a bully, but don't you think a lot of Muslims would complain if America simply showed apathy towards the middle east, like when Russian went to war with Afghanistan? Don't you find it ironic that al qaeda and the taliban in afghanistan are fighting American soldiers with the weapons we supplied them decades ago?

By: MusicCity615 on 9/14/12 at 7:34

BFRA-

For the first time ever, I agree!!!

By: Blanketnazi2 on 9/14/12 at 7:34

German Embassy in Sudan on fire
http://news.blogs.cnn.com/2012/09/14/witnesses-police-fire-on-protesters-near-u-s-embassy-in-yemen/?hpt=hp_t1

By: Loner on 9/14/12 at 7:46

Once again, here's a listing of who got what from the Israel lobby in just this past election cycle.....this does not include current stats, these are conservative numbers and they do not include super-PAC cash which is the next big thing, of course.

http://maplight.org/us-congress/interest/J5100/view/all

We do not bribe Israeli Knesset Members in a reciprocal fashion....that's part of the reason they call the lop-sided relationship, "special"....they take US taxes, they do not pay them....they bribe our politicians, we do not bribe their politicians.....they instigate the wars, we fight them....and so on....this is ridiculous and dangerous....we are on the road to perdition.

By: MusicCity615 on 9/14/12 at 7:47

Mike,

There are many, many, many movies that are in absolute contrast to Christian, Mormon, Jewish beliefs (Religiousless, Broadway's "The Book of Mormon").

What would your response be if hundreds of Christians ambushed Bill Maher's house because of his film and tv shows? I think you would use the ambush as evidence that "Christians are crazy".

However, I would bet that you defend Muslims in the current situation with the self-proclaimed Jew's direction of the current independent film "The Innocence of Muslims".

Please state your response.

By: Blanketnazi2 on 9/14/12 at 7:49

Music, a film maker went over to an unstable Muslim country (remember that Gadaffi was killed about a year ago so there is no stable government) and incites riots. That was his purpose in creating the film and showing it there. That is by no means the same as Christians ambushing Maher's house.

By: budlight on 9/14/12 at 7:50

Loner said "To my knowledge none of the fifty US states was mentioned in the platform" regarding the Democratic platform. Loner, you're forgetting, Obama said there was 57 states. Maybe that's the reason.

new
By: Blanketnazi2 on 9/14/12 at 8:34
German Embassy in Sudan on fire
http://news.blogs.cnn.com/2012/09/14/witnesses-police-fire-on-protesters-near-u-s-embassy-in-yemen/?hpt=hp_t1

So Blanket, what did the Germans do to the Muslims? I guess the Muslims hate everyone. Here's something worth reading about the Germans:

"Subject: Fwd: A German's view on Islam - worth reading]
A German's view on Islam - worth reading. This is by far the best explanation of the Muslim terrorist situation I have seen. References to past history are accurate and clear. Not long, easy to understand, and well worth the read. The author of this is Dr. Emanuel Tanya, a well-known and respected psychiatrist.
A man, whose family was German aristocracy prior to World War II, owned a number of large industries and estates. When asked how many German people were true Nazis, the answer he gave can guide our attitude toward fanaticism.
'Very few people were true Nazis,' he said, 'but many enjoyed the return of German pride, and many more were too busy to care. I was one of those who just thought the Nazis were a bunch of fools. So, like the majority, I just sat back and let it all happen. Then, before we knew it, they owned us, and we had lost control, and the end of the world as we knew it had come. My family lost everything. I ended up in a concentration camp and the Allies destroyed my factories.'
We are told again and again by 'experts' and 'talking heads' that Islam is the religion of peace and that the vast majority of Muslims just want to live in peace. Although this unqualified assertion may be true, it is entirely irrelevant. It is meaningless fluff, meant to make us feel better, and meant to somehow diminish the spectre of fanatics rampaging across the globe in the name of Islam.
The fact is that the fanatics rule Islam at this moment in history. It is the fanatics who march. It is the fanatics who wage any one of 50 shooting wars worldwide. It is the fanatics who systematically slaughter Christian or tribal groups throughout Africa and are gradually taking over the entire continent in an Islamic wave. It is the fanatics who bomb, behead, murder, or honour-kill. It is the fanatics who take over mosque after mosque. It is the fanatics who zealously spread the stoning and hanging of rape victims and homosexuals. It is the fanatics who teach their young to kill and to become suicide bombers.
The hard, quantifiable fact is that the peaceful majority, the 'silent majority,' is cowed and extraneous.
Communist Russia was comprised of Russians who just wanted to live in peace, yet the Russian Communists were responsible for the murder of about 20 million people. The peaceful majority were irrelevant.. China 's huge population was peaceful as well, but Chinese Communists managed to kill a staggering 70 million people.
The average Japanese individual prior to World War II was not a warmongering sadist. Yet Japan murdered and slaughtered its way across South East Asia in an orgy of killing that included the systematic murder of 12 million Chinese civilians; most killed by sword, shovel, and bayonet.
And who can forget Rwanda, which collapsed into butchery. Could it not be said that the majority of Rwandans were 'peace loving'?
History lessons are often incredibly simple and blunt, yet for all our powers of reason, we often miss the most basic and uncomplicated of points: peace-loving Muslims have been made irrelevant by their silence.
Peace-loving Muslims will become our enemy if they don't speak up, because like my friend from Germany, they will awaken one day and find that the fanatics own them, and the end of their world, as they know it, will have begun.
Peace-loving Germans, Japanese, Chinese, Russians, Rwandans, Serbs, Afghans, Iraqis, Palestinians, Somalis, Nigerians, Algerians, and many others have died because the peaceful majority did not speak up until it was too late. As for us who watch it all unfold, we must pay attention to the only group that counts--the fanatics who threaten our way of life.
Lastly, anyone who doubts that the issue is serious and just deletes this email without sending it on, is complicit in the passiveness that allows the problems to expand. So extend yourself a bit and send this on and on and on! Let us hope that thousands, world-wide, read this and think about it, and send it on - before it's too late.
Now, Islamic prayers have been introduced in Toronto and other public schools in Ontario, and yes, in Ottawa too while the Lord's Prayer was removed. The Islamic way may be peaceful for the time being in our country until the fanatics move in. And we are silent......."

Everyone is afraid of the fanatical Muslims and I'm pretty sure we have not seen all of them -- YET.

By: Captain Nemo on 9/14/12 at 7:54

As I have say before Rasputin comes from the same dysfunctional gene pool as yogi. I gave you the address of the ice cream shop in West Palm Beech or do you have half a brain too.

By: budlight on 9/14/12 at 7:55

MusicCity I bet Mike, nor anyone else will care to address your questions at 8:47. You are too logical and they don't comprehend logical questions?

I just want to live in peace and harmony. D7 hit the nail on the head in his first posts on here today. The bottom line is that the Muslims (many of them) refuse to accept our diversity; we are different. I do not want to cover my head around them. I don't care what they say. I hate hates or scarves and feel uncomfortable in them. Yet, they would probably stone me for that simple refusal or statement. They want us to respect them, their beliefs and their thoughts and their koran, but yet they burn our bible and flags more than we know. They kill Christians in their own countries and probably here if they can.

I wish the U.S. would get out of their countries and their wars. Let them destroy each other. Leave us alone.

By: Loner on 9/14/12 at 7:56

MusicCity615, Afghanistan is in central Asia, not the Middle East and under Jimmy Carter, the US was far from apathetic about the USSR invading the place....we armed the Mujahadeen with Stingers...many Soviet soldiers died, as a result.....now, the Russians, to their credit, are not arming the Taliban with such shoulder-fired anti-aircraft weapons.

We should have learned from the Soviets, but no.....Bush, Cheney and the neocons rushed in where wise men fear to tread....and our Nobel Peace Prize Prez has upped the ante over there.....foolish things like this happen when Defense, Israel & Energy (DIE) control the US federal government.

The special interests are in full control, the people's interests are being ignored....he who pays the piper, calls the tune.

By: budlight on 9/14/12 at 7:58

By the way, ya'll all think no one should run down muslims or obama, yet look at 8:54 Captain Memo's post defaming Rasp and Yogi. How does capt memo get to determine who's gene pool is adequate or not adequate? Is he God? No, he just thinks he is. Same with the rest of "ya'll" who run down others. Look in the mirror; listen to your own talk; it's disgusting and hurtful. But legal cause you're protected under the same constitution that protects the film makers and flag burners in this world. Freedom of speech.

By: Blanketnazi2 on 9/14/12 at 7:58

Good points, Loner. We are the ones that armed them. We should not have meddled in the first place. It's way past time to stop being Israel's big brother bully.

By: Captain Nemo on 9/14/12 at 8:00

Speaking of dysfunctional generic material, bud gives us an e-mail for most likely another genetic defect.

By: Loner on 9/14/12 at 8:02

Bud drops in...sniffs up to MC615, then drops a full load of Made-in-Germany hate speech onto the board....you gotta love that woman....bless her heart.

By: gdiafante on 9/14/12 at 8:05

Bud, it's always been apparent that you have reading comprehension problems, so it's no surprise that you would interpret someone defending those not involved in the riots as defending the rioters. IMO that's pretty stupid.

And, just so you know, the U.S. Constitution doesn't apply to other countries and there are limits to freedom of speech in this country (see Schenck v. U.S.).

By: yogiman on 9/14/12 at 8:05

On paper gdiafante, Now convince the government that's what it says. They have a different interpretation of it.

By: Loner on 9/14/12 at 8:07

...after dropping her load of hate, Bud goes on to rebuke Captain Nemo for his allegedly hateful post.....ironic...hypocritical....comical.....this board provides plenty of free entertainment...and the price is right.

By: Captain Nemo on 9/14/12 at 8:11

MC615 in response to your 8:47 post, if anything like you purpose should happen like let say someone bombing a Plan Parent office by a Christian; then I would say that was a crazy Christian but not all Christians are crazy. Just the budlight are crazy and lazy Christian.

By: yogiman on 9/14/12 at 8:12

Loner,

If you was in Congress and Israel was financing you, wouldn't you support them? What politician do you know that refuses payoffs because they "disagree" with them?

No one running for Congress should be allowed to take "handouts" from anyone out of the area of the office they are running for.

By: Loner on 9/14/12 at 8:14

Does a hate-filled, Coptic-Christian Egyptian, with a criminal record, have the right to fraudulently and deliberately incite a billion and a half Muslims, to the point where they engage in planet-wide rioting and mayhem, without legal consequence? Mitt Romney thinks so...all of a sudden, the conservatives sound like the ACLU, as they defend this fanatical film-maker's right to incite.

By: Captain Nemo on 9/14/12 at 8:14

I don't have the right to decide,bud. You ,Rasputin and yogi do that your selves.

By: Captain Nemo on 9/14/12 at 8:16

I got to be moving on and if get the time I will post some more today.

By: Blanketnazi2 on 9/14/12 at 8:17

Exactly, Loner!

By: yogiman on 9/14/12 at 8:19

Loner,

You're saying the US should cut off our financial support to Israel. What about the rest of the nations we're financially supporting that has proven time and again they aren't our "friends"?

Where in the Constitution does it say we should support the rest of the world which began with the government's consent and has continued without the approval of the tax paying citizens of the USA?

By: Loner on 9/14/12 at 8:20

Mitt fired his pistol before withdrawing it from his holster.....and now he is defending the technique....the man is not presidential in his actions and words...but he does look presidential in that tailored suit and the hair-do.....great teeth too.....but the guy is a hot-headed Zionist....after all, he is a Mormon Bishop too.

By: dargent7 on 9/14/12 at 8:22

Oh, Loner, give it up already.
In the 5 years I've been in Nashville, your every post pits Israel against the Palestines and the Zionists against the Israelis and the Arabs against Israel.
I never have no idea what you're talking about.
Oh, gD: Yes, every terrorist "worldwide" is a Muslim.
Sure, we had our homegrown Tim Waco whacko McVeigh, anti-abortionist Rudolf, and Ted "Unibomber" Kazinski.
They didn't blow themselves up...they fled the scene trying to get away.
Muslims have a different mind-set, a cosmology that includes suicide as a means to an end. They cannot wait to see Al'lah. Americans can wait for Jesus and Heaven until we get that new BMW .
They also can lie and deceive as mandated by the Qu'uran.
I don't believe the Bible condones that, certainly not Jesus Christ.
All America is now doing is activating warships and Marine contigents, chasing our tails as usual, trying to figure out why Muslims in 5 countries are rioting. Was it the anti-Mohammed film showing him having sex with a 9 year old? Which he did?
Or, the 11th anniversary of 9/11. Or both?
I personally don't care about their "reasons". Cut off aid to all these countries and let them figure out how to live among themselves, peacefully or not.

By: BenDover on 9/14/12 at 8:25

The sh*t's about to hit the fan again in the middle east. I hope we are on the side of the civilized people with western values and not the fundamentalist whackos.

By: Blanketnazi2 on 9/14/12 at 8:25

There's plenty of western fundamentalist whackos, Ben.