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  1. Mrs.PatsFanInVa

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    MIAMI - A South Florida Republican said it was a mistake to shoot at a target with the initials of the Democratic congresswoman he is trying to unseat.

    Candidate Robert Lowry made a brief statement to a local newspaper but refused to speak further Friday about the incident, which happened Tuesday during a weekly GOP meeting held at a gun range.

    Organizer Ed Napolitano defended the gathering, as well as the use of targets that appeared to be gunmen with traditional Arab head scarves.

    "That's our right," said Napolitano, president of the Southeast Broward Republican Club. "If we want to shoot at targets that look like that, we're going to go ahead and do that."


    GOP member shoots target with Dem's initials - Capitol Hill- msnbc.com

    They hold their weekly meetings at a gun range????
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    Interesting article, saw this earlier...


    so it was a mistake, all is well and the world is a nice place to be a politician...
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    At least their men of the cloth only wish brain cancer deaths on their "enemies" (i.e., those who choose the wrong sex partners.) They don't publicly take target practice at them.

    You guys think this stuff is normal, don't you?

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    People are so uptight in this country.
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    Yea that is the problem.. uptightedness:rolleyes::rolleyes::rolleyes:
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    Chillax dudes! It's like you have to blame guys for EVERY LITTLE ASSASSINATION THREAT!!! Geez where is the fun in life if you can't threaten assassinations? :rolleyes:
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    Do you really, honestly believe that this was some sort of legitimate threat to assassinate a political opponent?

    It seems to me this was just a more high powered way or putting someone's face on a dartboard. Certainly not the most mature behavior, but hardly an "assassination threat."
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    Who was threatened to be assasinated?


    Yes, I think people are far too uptight in this country. Everyone is worried about saying the wrong word, wearing the wrong color, or being seen in the wrong place. People are worried about explaining something with the wrong words, or answering a question with anything but the perfect context. I thik we're way to PC in this country. I've been saying that for a long time.
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    Yeah sure. Put your co-worker's face on your target at the firing range and invite someone from HR to go shoot with you. Nah, they wouldn't be worried.

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    You didn't answer my question so I shall ask it again:

    Do you really, honestly believe that this was some sort of legitimate threat to assassinate a political opponent?

    It seems to me this was just a more high powered way or putting someone's face on a dartboard. Certainly not the most mature behavior, but hardly an "assassination threat."
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    #75 Jersey

    RW, you're a young kid. Someday, you and your wife will have children and then you may actually give a ***** about the society your family lives in.

    Nobody is saying that it is a legitimate assassination threat. However, it being a horrible way to act for any adult, not to mention a person who is running for public office, is beyond rational debate.

    And then, of course, we'll see another thread wondering why the discourse in our country has become so mean spirited and nasty.
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    I'm 35 pal, and I think people in this country need to relax. People need to worry more about themsleves, and less about some stupidity where a guy has fun with his opponent in an election. I think society has become too PC. Call me nuts, but I don't take everything personally, and don't think that every stupid thing someone does, that I might not like, is offensive to the point of being angry over it. Who cares that the guy put his initials on a dart board. I don;t think he's going to go shoot him any time soon. I'm not condoning what he did, as much as I'm saying that people need to relax about unimportant crap like this. If Elvis Dumrerville took tom Brady's pick, and shot it up at a target range, I wouldn't go around screaming that Elvis wanted to assasinate Brady. People need to relax.
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    Everybody, close your eyes, now remember some of the things that were said and done about "The Hated Bush" by the Left Wing Comedians, the Hollywood Wife Swappers and especially the "Obama News Service" a movie was made showing "Bad Bush" being asassinated.

    AMERICA IS SLOWLY TURNING INTO A BANANNA REPUBLIC, DICTAORS THROUGHOUT THE WORLD NOW LOVE OUR NEW PRESIDENT, THEY SEE THEMSELVES IN HIM.
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    WHERE HAVE ALL THE WAR PROTESTERS GONE
    :confused::confused::confused:
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    Since you're 35 years old already I'd think it's about time you realized that you ought to at least attempt to get your facts straight before you act like you think your opinion ought to be respected.

    1) "The guy" didn't put his initials on a dart board. "The guy" put his opponent's name on a gun target.

    Her. it's her you don't think he's going to shoot any time soon.

    Did you even read the article?

    I suppose you're ok with the entire GOP shooting at targets made up to look like Muslims, too, huh? Either that or you find racism and religious intolerance unimportant in your elected officials.

    What if they were shooting at targets holding rosaries and wearing crucifixes around their necks, would you feel any different?
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    There is a line between fun and malicious behavior... also think it is a few steps removed from politically incorrect behavior... from a political point of view it is not something that the Republican Party should identify with; men shooting images of women will not resonate well with mainstream republicans... particularly in light of the number of women killed by men in this country.

    Do not think it is fun, or funny or humorous.. does not seem to imply assassination, but seems more to imply men's power over women and a desire to eliminate them under the guise of guns and the protection of the second amendment...
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    More than that, it implies gross stupidity - and a total disregard for public opinion and perception. Neither of which are traits we should want our elected officials to possess.
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    #75 Jersey

    Hmmm....why shouldn't our political leaders live by the same minimum standards you'd expect from anonymous website posters?

    http://www.patsfans.com/new-england-patriots/messageboard/12/243812-i-have-request.html
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    Hey Harry, who do you mean when you say "Hollywood Wife Swappers"? Shouldn't you update that to "C-Street Family Wife Swappers"? Or "Appalachian Trail Hikers?"

    Hey did you hear the U.S. Navy got embarassed and had to eliminate the rank of Ensign? Now they're called "able seamen..."

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    Actually, according to the article, he put his opponent's initials on a gun target, not her name.

    Please forgive me if I find it amusing that after lecturing someone else to "get your facts straight" and asking "did you even read the article?" you have followed it up with a response where those same statements could be said back to you.
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    Touche!!

    But I was a hell of a lot closer than he was. I confused "Name" with "Initials." He confused "her" with "him" and "self" with "else." He also completely ignored the Muslim aspect of the story.

    Literally speaking, name and initials are virtually synonomous - while him and her are antonyms - as are self and else.
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    If I said that they'd call me crazy.
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    #75 Jersey

    Are "they" those nice young people in the white uniforms who bring you the morning apple sauce? :D
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    Hieronymo's mad again.
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    I'm ok with it all.
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    Thank you.

    And what difference does it make? I don't care if it was her/his picture, initials, or name, nor whether the other was throwing darts, bullets, or tomatos at it. For me it's the context, and intent. It's bad comedy, and people in this country are too PC for my liking. This is my opinion, and if you disagree, good for you.
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    You mean like sitting in a pew for years and listening to a person trash your country, whites and jews, and than not saying anything until the media gives you an out? Is that sorta the stupidity you're talking about? Is that a trait you want? :confused:
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    I agree that going to church is sort of dumb from my point of view, given that going to a Christian church often includes trashing of Jews and Gays. And of course, Jesus himself preached that there is a more important order than the nation-state, even though we should grudgingly (and temporarily) "render unto Caesar." That trashes the idea of secular power, American or other.

    Oddly, we are quite attached to freedom of religion in this country, and we not only permit but virtually require our elected officials to attend said churches as a prerequisite for public office these days.

    Fortunately, we did not elect any said pastor or reverend. We elected a secular politician, as is always the case, and that has been reflected in how he governs, certainly moreso than in the case of his somewhat more religiously "enthusiastic" predecessor.

    PFnV

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