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Old 12-29-2012, 10:46 AM
 
Location: By the sea, by the sea, by the beautiful sea
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I believe in freedom of speech, even if it is not delivered in English.
The OP apparently has some issues with the First Amendment, displayed when he stated "Joseph McCarthy was a patriotic great American that I respect very much to this day. I wish there were more like him dealing with Muslims we have in this country" Must be difficult having a lying drunk as one's idol.

Last edited by burdell; 12-29-2012 at 10:49 AM.. Reason: typo
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Old 12-29-2012, 10:53 AM
 
Location: Portland, Oregon
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The OP apparently has some issues with the First Amendment, displayed when he stated "Joseph McCarthy was a patriotic great American that I respect very much to this day. I wish there were more like him dealing with Muslims we have in this country" Must be difficult having a lying drunk as one's idol.
Must be a Bush supporter too.
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Old 12-29-2012, 10:53 AM
 
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What I find offensive is some or the same people who don 't like this NEVER spoke out when there was "art" display's trashing religious figures, like pissing on Jesus.
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Old 12-29-2012, 10:55 AM
 
Location: New Mexico
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Default Vietnam Vet (We Should Respect Him) Defends His Frontyard Display Of A Obama Mannequin 'Eating A Watermelon'

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Like me, this man fought for this country in the Vietnam War and therefore we should respect him and his right to display this mannequin of Obama eating a watermelon in his front yard in Kentucky. From what I gather, the neighbors approve what he is doing and doesn't find anything wrong with it. I agree with them. As a soldier, he should be appreciated for practicing his freedom of expression. He earned it by wearing the uniform and taking a oath to defend his country and the Constitution.





Casey County Man Defends Controversial Obama Display | LEX18.com | Lexington, Kentucky

"The way I look at it, it's freedom of speech," Hafley told LEX 18 in a recent interview, going on to state that he had included the watermelon not in attempt to play to any racist stereotypes, but because the statue "might get hungry standing out here."

Yes, a Vietnam vet has the right to publicly express what an a$$hole he is. Just like I have the right to call him one.
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Old 12-29-2012, 11:00 AM
 
Location: My beloved Bluegrass
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What I find offensive is some or the same people who don 't like this NEVER spoke out when there was "art" display's trashing religious figures, like pissing on Jesus.
Oh, I don't like either. I find both highly insulting and obnoxious. But they both fall under freedom of speech. Kind of sucks when I don't like the message but I passionately support that right.
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Old 12-29-2012, 11:05 AM
 
Location: Portland, Oregon
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Oh, I don't like either. I find both highly insulting and obnoxious. But they both fall under freedom of speech. Kind of sucks when I don't like the message but I passionately support that right.
Bingo.
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Old 12-29-2012, 11:08 AM
 
Location: Littleton, CO
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What I find offensive is some or the same people who don 't like this NEVER spoke out when there was "art" display's trashing religious figures, like pissing on Jesus.
Get serious. There's no way you can pretend to know what anybody "never spoke out about." You are not omniscient.

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Old 12-29-2012, 11:11 AM
 
Location: Portland, Oregon
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What I find offensive is some or the same people who don 't like this NEVER spoke out when there was "art" display's trashing religious figures, like pissing on Jesus.
This is a freedom of speech, just like it is my freedom of speech to voice my opinion against it. Also "never" is a bold word when you have nothing to back it up with.
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Old 12-29-2012, 11:12 AM
 
Location: Texas
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Thumbs up 1987 = Reagan years

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What I find offensive is some or the same people who don 't like this NEVER spoke out when there was "art" display's trashing religious figures, like pissing on Jesus.
Yeah, the one partially funded by tax dollars during the Reagan administration.

Funny how the conservos always try to lay that one on "libs."

**** Christ is a 1987 photograph by the American artist and photographer Andres Serrano. It depicts a small plastic crucifix submerged in a glass of the artist's urine. The piece was a winner of the Southeastern Center for Contemporary Art's "Awards in the Visual Arts" competition,[1] which was sponsored in part by the National Endowment for the Arts, a United States Government agency that offers support and funding for artistic projects.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/****_Christ
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Old 12-29-2012, 11:16 AM
 
Location: Littleton, CO
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Yeah, the one partially funded by tax dollars during the Reagan administration.
**** Christ did not receive one penny in government funding.
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