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  1. MosiT

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    Lets see if we can figure this out.

    John McCain is the presumed candidate for President on the Republican Ticket.

    Hillary Clinton or Barack Obama will probably be the candidate on the Democratic ticket.

    Cynthia McKinney or Kat Swift will be the candidate for the Green Party.

    Chuck Baldwin IS the candidate for the Constitution Party.

    Bob Barr, George Phillips and Mike Gravel are running to be the candidate on the Libertarian Ticket.

    Gene Amondson is the candidate for the Prohibition Party.

    Frank McEnulty is the Candidate for the New American Independent Party.

    Brian Moore is the candidate for the Socialist Partry.

    And Reverend Wright is the candidate for the XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

    Ok I must have missed it somewhere. He must be running for president seeing as his name comes out of the mouths of the likes of Sean Hannity, Rush Limbaugh and all the other neo conservatives just about every single minute of the day.

    Wait, give me a moment to do some more searching. Reverend Wright must be running for president, right?

    Lets see....

    Party For Socialism and Liberation (It really exists) ..NOPE no Reverend Wright there..but they do have a candidate...Gloria La Riva

    Maybe the Socialist Workers Party...nope, they have Roger Calero

    How about this one, the United Fascist Union... Nope, not there either...they have Jackson Kirk Grimes... (I wonder if Bush and Cheney tried to join this party first)

    And then there is Jonathan Sharkey, professional boxer and wrestler, no party but a perennial candidate for President.

    I must have missed Rev. Wright\'s name...

    Or did I?

    He Is running for president isn\'t he, to receive all of this press from the Republicans. Do they feel that he is the one to beat?
     
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    I heard he's running for the presidency of the PatsFans in Arizona fan club?

    Rumor has it ... grapevine ... those damn text messages.
     
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    So he's the other member of NEM's board?
    :D
     
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    What do you care, you're in BC, right NE....... errr, I mean Mosi :rolleyes:
     
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    This is the work of the CLINTON campaign, if it were MCCAin (sadly he doesn't have the stones for this) it would have happened AFTER the nomination was decided not now....


    Even the left is figuring it out:

    http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2008/04/29/clinton-booster-organized_n_99129.html

    The pubbies are just pulling up some chairs and putting on some popcorn and enjoying the circular firing squad.

    Let's recap, BHO throws frandma under the bus, Wrigt throws BHO under the bus, then BHO throws Wright under the bus and drives Back and Forth a few times, ROTFLMAO

    :singing::D;)
     
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    Exactly the answers that the legend would have expected. Keep promoting the legend. I am sure he loves it.

    BTW, anytime you want to come to BC just let me know. You are always welcome.
     
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    Like the legend Johnny Holmes ... he blew his wad ... now he posts as a wanker with no wad left ... just shooting air. :rofl:
     
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    You are a funny guy.

    There are all types of legends and yes, John Holmes is one. There are those that admire him and those that dont but regardless as to which one you are the fact remains that he truly can be called a legend.

    You seem like a nice fella. Not like that nasty a.paul who has a wicked bad obsession. He really needs to take a deep breath.

    You are a fella, arent you?
     
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    CinderFella ... :rofl:
     
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    Well, to each his own. As a democrat I have no problem with that. Just dont try to give me a hug.
     
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    Wright provides a very accurate answer to this question in the marvellous interview he did with Moyers. I presumed Wright was just another one of the loony preachers who fleece their congregations but he has a lot of substance.

    Rational adults should read the interview. Very insightful. The rightwingers on this board shouldn't bother as the conversation is too complex for them to understand. Here are a few key paragraphs that accurately describe the rightwingers on this board as well as others for whom Wright is a "legitimate concern" :rolleyes:


    http://blogs.suntimes.com/sweet/2008/04/wright_interview_with_bill_moy.html


    That's true. That's true. But you can be crucified, you can be crucified publicly, you can be crucified by corporate-owned media. But I mean, what I just meant was, you can be killed in other countries by the government for saying that. Dr. King, of course, was vilified. And most of us forget that after he was assassinated, but the year before he was assassinated, April 4th, 1967 at the Riverside Church, he talked about racism, militarism and capitalism. He became vilified. He got ostracized not only by the majority of Americans in the press; he got vilified by his own community. They thought he had overstepped his bounds. He was no longer talking about civil rights and being able to sit down at lunch counters that he should not talk about things like the war in Vietnam. He preached--

    BILL MOYERS: Lyndon Johnson was furious at that. As you know-

    REVEREND WRIGHT: I'm sure he was.

    BILL MOYERS: That's where they broke.

    REVEREND WRIGHT: And that's where a lot of the African-American community broke with him, too. He was vilified by Roger Wilkins' daddy, Roy Wilkins. Jackie Robinson. He was vilified by all of the Negro leaders who felt he'd overstepped his bounds talking about an unjust war. And that part of King is not lifted up every year on January 15th. 1963, "I have a dream," was lifted up, and passages from that - sound bites if you will - from that march on Washington speech. But the King who preached the end of- "I've been to the mountaintop, I've looked over and I've seen the Promised Land, I might not get there with you,"- that part of the speech is talked about, not the fact that he was in Memphis siding with garbage collectors. Nothing about Resurrection City, nothing about the poor--

    BILL MOYERS: Resurrection City was the march in Washington for the poor.

    REVEREND WRIGHT: For the poor. That part of King is not talked about because we want to keep that away from the public eye, and the public memory, and it's been 40 years now.

    BILL MOYERS: What is your notion of why so many Americans seem not to want to hear the full Monty - they don't want to seem to acknowledge that a nation capable of greatness is also capable of cruelty?

    REVEREND WRIGHT: I think I come at that as a historian of religion. That we are miseducated as a people. Or because we're miseducated, you end up with the majority of the people not wanting to hear the truth. Because they would rather cling to what they are taught. James Washington, now a deceased church historian, says that after every revolution, the winners of that revolution write down what the revolution was about so that their children can learn it, whether it's true or not. They don't learn anything at all about the Arawak, they don't learn anything at all about the Seminole, the Cheek-Trail of Tears, the Cherokee. They don't learn anything. No, they don't learn that. What they learn is 1776, Crispus Attucks was the one black guy in there. Fight against the British, the- terrible. "We hold these truths to be self-evident that all men are created equal while we're holding slaves." No, keep that part out. They learn that. And they cling to that. And when you start trying to show them you only got a piece of the story, and lemme show you the rest of the story, you run into vitriolic hatred because you're desecrating our myth. You're desecrating what we hold sacred. And when you're holding sacred is a miseducational system that has not taught you the truth. I also think people don't understand condemn, D-E-M-N, D-A-M-N. They don't understand the root, the etymology of the word in terms of God condemning the practices that are against God's people. But again, what is happening is I talk a truth. Reading the scripture or the hermeneutic of a people who have-



    BILL MOYERS: You preached that sermon on the Sunday after 9-11 -- almost 7 years ago. When people saw the sound bites from it this year, they were upset because you seemed to be blaming America. Did you somehow fail to communicate?

    REVEREND WRIGHT: The persons who have heard the entire sermon understand the communication perfectly. What is not the failure to communicate is when something is taken like a sound bite for a political purpose and put constantly over and over again, looped in the face of the public. That's not a failure to communicate. Those who are doing that are communicating exactly what they wanna do, which is to paint me as some sort of fanatic or as the learned journalist from the New York Times called me, a "wack-a-doodle." It's to paint me as something. Something's wrong with me. There's nothing wrong with this country. There's -its policies. We're perfect. We-our hands are free. Our hands have no blood on them. That's not a failure to communicate. The message that is being communicated by the sound bites is exactly what those pushing those sound bites want to communicate.

    BILL MOYERS: What do you think they wanted to communicate?

    REVEREND WRIGHT: I think they wanted to communicate that I am- unpatriotic, that I am un-American, that I am filled with hate speech, that I have a cult at Trinity United Church of Christ. And, by the way, guess who goes to his church, hint, hint, hint? That's what they wanted to communicate. They know nothing about the church. They know nothing about our prison ministry. They know nothing about our food share ministry. They know nothing about our senior citizens home. They know nothing about all we try to do as a church and have tried to do, and still continue to do as a church that believes what Martin Marty said, that the two worlds have to be together-the world before church and the world after postlude. And that the gospel of Jesus Christ has to speak to those worlds, not only in terms of the preached message on a Sunday morning but in terms of the lived-out ministry throughout the week.

    BILL MOYERS: What does it say to you that millions Americans, according to polls, still think Barack Obama is a Muslim?

    REVEREND WRIGHT: It says to me that corporate media and miseducation or misinformation or disinformation, I think we started calling it during the Nixon years, still reigns supreme. Thirty some percent of Americans still think there are weapons of mass destruction. That you tell a lie long enough that people start believing it. What does the media do? "Barack Hussein Obama! Barack Hussein Obama! Barack Hussein. It sounds like Osama, Obama. That Arabic is a language. So that's why many people still think he's a Muslim. He went to a madrasah. What's a madrasah? I don't know, but I know it was one of those Muslim schools that teaches terrorism. The kind of I don't want to think, just tell me what to think mentality is why so many Americans still think that.
     
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    You do realize that Wright was quietly going away ...

    Moyers (a liberal) is now being credited with "Swift-Boating" Wright(Obama).

    This is the interview that put a fire back in his belly ... and you don't see it. :rofl:
     
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    That is a very accurate statement. And that is why the right wing talking heads like Hannity, Limbaugh and others are so successful. That is why they are called Dittoheads. They do not have much of a mind of their own, and the Limbaughs and Hasnnitys know it and they prey upon it.

    The realize that if you repeat something often enough, evenm if it is not true, that the masses will believe it. They also know that the majority of those that listen to or watch their programs never look past the headline of a printed story or never investigate anything beyond the words that they hear or see on their tv screen, especially on FOX for example.

    Hannity is very careful at spitting out half truths with the part that he leaves out the part that actually proves what he is attempting to get into the brains of the dittoheads is really not what it seems to be.

    You are very right in what you say when you said this in your post.

    The rightwingers on this board shouldnt bother as the conversation is too complex for them to understand.

    Well done.

    Thanks for giving me the opportunity of picking up where the legend left off.
     
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    Unlike you, I have no horse in this race so the Wright issue is interesting only because it exposes the racism of the American right and validates my perceptions of the American public. Should be interesting to see your reaction if the Democrats actually fall for the Republican "we really want Obama" shtick and Hilary wins the nomination. Somehow I suspect you'll find a "reason" for why McCain is the "better candidate". Curious, are you one of those "Regean Democrats", you know, the Republican in Dem's clothing?

    :rofl:


    You're most welcome. I think the legend would be very pleased at your performance. :D
     
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    Hey Mosi, you will learn that the two main strategies of the wrightwingers on this board are:

    1. Attack the poster, disregard the argument or facts presented...and then make general assumptions about you and what you believe in..

    2. Change the subject and put up something that has absolutely no relevance to the subject at hand, distract, confuse and play another game.

    If you expect an intelligent discussion you have come to the wrong place, don't get discouraged though once you know the games they play it becomes a whole lot easier, when directed to an intelligent source, ie. the recent front line show "Bush's War", they throw the baby out with the bathwater and criticize the source before seeing the show.. they spend their days reading wright wing blogs hoping they can come up with something idiotic to post.. see Little Green Footballs and when all else fails they post:

    Get Bush
    Bad Bush
     
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    We understand Moyers is a sniveling nasty little left wing liberal a$s hole who wears his wifes underwear, he looks like one of those pasty faced bastards that sit in their car in front of grammar schools with a bag of candy.

    This Racist Wright isn't going away he will be around right to the end and he is going to stir up a lot more trouble, he's a pro.

    :bricks:
     
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    So why is it that you don't complain about "alternet" or "thinkprogress" or "whackoffobama" as sources, only conservative blogs and news sources?

    And I think NEMosi knows how the forum works.

    He is "the legend" after all.
     
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    Why are the media so obsessed with Rev. Wright?

    Any port in a storm, they say. :rolleyes:
     
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    The media is obsessed with Wright because Wright wants the media to be obsessed with him, thats why Wright sh!t all over Prince Obama, Wright knows exactly what he's doing, he's on the front page all over the world, he went from a nobody piece of sh!t to a celebrity piece of sh!t overnight.

    :bricks:
     

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