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Monday, January 7, 2013

John Sexton

19 comments:

sdave1 said...

I know this cartoon started spontaneous riots, flag burning, embassy crashing etc. just like that anti-muslim did in Benghazi.
dave

sdave1 said...

i left out the word video in my previous post.
dave

G. Tod Slone said...

Dave,
For your sake, I really do hope you're joking RE your Benghazi comment. But are you joking? Even the Obama machine has admitted that the video did NOT provoke riots at the Benghazi "consulate" office. Now, we're waiting and waiting and waiting for that machine to stipulate why it LIED about that video when it knew from day one the video had nothing to do with anything. The man responsible for producing the video is now in jail, thanks to the Obama First-Amendment scorning machine. As for the famous Danish cartoons, yes, they did provoke rioting but only after Muslim Imams provoked Muslims to riot... months after their publication. Should those cartoons have been suppressed and not published to suit the sensibilities of Muslims? Certainly not! The shame of the whole matter, since you apparently don't even know, is the large number of American media outlets that refused to reprint the cartoons and thus kick dirt in the face of the First Amendment. Perhaps you'd rather the country, in accord with Obama's push for the Istanbul Process, diminish the First Amendment by adopting a First Offendment.
T.

sdave1 said...

G. Tod, i'm not saying the man who produced the video should be arrested, all i'm doing is observing (some) Muslims reactions to precieved slights, the put a bounty on Salman Rusdie, they murdered Van-Gogh for the docu. they rioted in Afganistan over the Koran burning, the reaction in Benghazi seems every consistent.
dave

G. Tod Slone said...

Again, you seem purposefully ignorant regarding the facts on Benghazi. You still believe in the Obama lie/narrative that Obama himself has retracted regarding the video. Why? THERE WAS NO RIOTING BY MUSLIMS. THERE WAS A PRE-PLANNED TERRORIST ATTACK, something Obama, Hillary, and Rice new a day or two afterwards, though kept lying several weeks afterwards. It is thanks to the Obama machine that the video producer is now in jail.
T.

sdave1 said...

i could say your ignorant regarding the facts that i just layed out to you, are you saying Muslims don't react violently when they feel someones trashed their religion? i just gave 3, 4 examples including the Dutch Cartoonist that you mentioned, how do you that attack was planned because of the video?

on a further note this pales to what bush lied about regarding WMD, but thats right you like him because he's a stupid sympathetic figure, unlike the well spoken Obama and Clinton.

it also pales in contrast to regean in his role in Iran/contra.
dave

G. Tod Slone said...

Dave,
The facts are in. Read the papers. Benghazi was NOT caused by that video. Not even the PC New York Times or PC CNN argue that. Of course, many Muslims go whacko when someone criticizes them, but does that mean we shouldn't criticize them? Are we supposed to cave into their heckler's veto of violence and amend the First Amendment for them?
Can you really still be yapping about Bush? There's a new honcho in case you haven't noticed.
Yes, Bush and Powell lied about WMD. That was horrendous. But let's move on to the PRESENT... on to the new LIAR IN CHIEF. But you can't do that because you wear mind-forged PC manacles. The current Liar in Chief can do no wrong... when one wears those manacles.

sdave1 said...

ntrlyMuslims should be criticized, hey since W. came into office we've killed over a million of them.
dave

G. Tod Slone said...

One million? Likely not true! And how many have been killed under Obama? None? Or since it's less than Bush, that's okay? Wow. Come on Dave. Where's your mind? Want to see how savage some Islamists can be, try this link: http://www.pi-news.net/2013/01/video-syrien-kopfen-im-namen-allahs/

sdave1 said...

George-i'm sure a lot of muslims have been killed under Obama's administration, one of them was Osama Bin-Laden, so its safe to say Obama isn't pro-Muslim right?

and i think i'll pass on the link, i've seen the beheading of Nick Berg and stuff like that and its deprobable, not like the neat clean carpet bombing we do, which kills people humanly.
dave

sdave1 said...

web.mit.edu/humancostiraq/HOW%20MANY%20DIED,%20BUSH.html

sorry George my estimate was too low.
dave

G. Tod Slone said...

So with your twisted sense of logic, if an American kills an American, he can't be pro-American. Hmm.
Under Obama (O didn't kill anyone), Bin Laden was indeed murdered. So, if O hates Muslim's as you imply, then why does he continually invite them to the White House? Why did he commission them to protect the ambassador in Benghazi? And since you think Benghazi was nothing, then I'll use your logic and state you must therefore think the murdered gay ambassador was also nothing and therefore you hate gays.
Well, since you will not open my link, I shall not open yours.
Dealing with purposeful ignorance has never been my forte.
T.

sdave1 said...

george you getting hysterical talk about twisted.

sdave1 said...

george you getting hysterical talk about twisted logic, geez.
dave

sdave1 said...

george don't trip all my link states is the fact that over a million Muslims were killed during W. Bushes WMD war, so you don't have bother checking it out, seeing how much you hate willful ignorance.
dave

G. Tod Slone said...

Well, why don't you become a Muslim. Then you could really hate Bush!

sdave1 said...

George you don't have to be a Muslim to hate Bush, i think he's about the lowest rated president of all time.
dave

G. Tod Slone said...

It ever amazes me how the PC autocrats have managed to fixate Bush into the heads of the PC populace, like a rust-proof chromium pike, to the extent that it serves as a mighty shield against any criticism of the Democrat Party. Well done PC autocrats! Conservatives could sure learn a thing or two from you guys and gals.

sdave1 said...

george i could say the same thing about the conservatives fixed hatred and blaming everything on Obama
dave