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Original post made by American Thinker:, Canyon Oaks, on Aug 5, 2009

Previous Articles
August 04, 2009
•Avoiding the Next Obama - L.E. Ikenga
•Republican CONSERVATIVES the biggest A$$holes on the face of the EARTH!
•Race profiteers are the true enemies of black America - Lloyd Marcus
•The Myth of the Expert - Christopher Chantrill
•Green Jobs: Fast-tracking Economic Suicide - Michael Economides and Peter Glover
•Sonia Sotomayor: From Biased and Proud to just Biased - Richard Evanns
•Who Was Barack Obama In His Previous Incarnation? - Harold Witkov
August 03, 2009
•Obama and the mad proliferators - James Lewis
•The Obamacare Strategy: Rush, Muddle & Malign - Lee Cary
•Birthers and Truthers: The Political Calculus - Tom Suhadolnik
•A Toast to the White House Beer Summit - Peter Barry Chowka
•Brown Nose Democrats - Bruce Walker
•The GOP is not a group, it's a party - Kyle Stone
•His Name is Joe and He's a Plumber - Randall Hoven
August 02, 2009
•Maureen Dowd: Sarah Palin Scared - Stuart Schwartz
•Obama, Gates and Lakoff: The Perils of 'Framing' - John B. Parrott
•Palin and the Battle for the GOP's Soul - J. Robert Smith
•Mideast Peace Now! - Gene Schwimmer
•Fixing Government's Health Care Mess With Our Money - Christopher Chantrill
•Z street - Lori Lowenthal Marcus
August 01, 2009
•Is Hillary Revolting? - James Lewis
•Eric Holder's Hate Crime Color Scheme - Jan LaRue
•Honing those pitchforks - Rosslyn Smith
•Liberalism and the Dumbing Down of America - Lauri B. Regan
•The End Game of the Left - Andrew Thomas
•That Billion Dollar Stimulus Package is Criminal - Alicia Colon
•Congressman Admits: Congress Stupid - Matt Patterson
July 31, 2009
•Obama's birth debate: It's about loyalty - James Lewis
•An Open Letter to Liberals - Robin of Berkeley
•Time for a Military Suffrage Movement - Keli Carender
•Bernanke's Harmful monetary policy - John Chapman
•Hope, Change and Iran - Ken Blackwell
•Sarah Palin: A Leader Without A Party - Stuart Williamson
•Caution: Trolls at Work - Jeanette Colville
July 30, 2009
•Obama Fails - J.R. Dunn
•Work, Jobs, and Worth - Bruce Walker
•Cops and feelings - Lloyd Marcus
•Black Market Judicial Philosophy - Mark J. Fitzgibbons
•Skinned Cats and Tyrants - Joseph Ashby
•The President's Warped Foreign Policy - Joel J. Sprayregen
•Will the Real Golpistas Please Stand Up? - Maggie Petito
July 29, 2009
•The political alchemy of Birtherism - Joel B. Pollak
•Palin's Commencement Address - Pamela Geller
•Why public health care is philosophically wrong - Michael Prell
•Do Doctors Really Support a Public Plan Option? - Steven Goldfien MD
•A Health Care Offer We Can't Refuse - Carol Peracchio
•Extorting Big Oil - Janet Levy
July 28, 2009
•Did the CIA 'Cook the Books' on Iran? - Herbert E. Meyer
•An Unraveling Presidency - Bruce Walker
•Barack's 'Teachable Moment' - Jeannie DeAngelis
•The Diplomacy of Jackals - Lance Fairchok
•Ayn Rand: 'Goddess of the Market' - Richard Baehr
•In the Name of Global Warming - Don Blankenship
•Obama Music Dropping On the Pop Charts - Harold Witkov
July 27, 2009
•Just how smart is Obama? - Clarice Feldman
•The Truth About Cops and Race - Michael Filozof
•Racism is a history lesson, not current events - Bob Weir
•As Racists Go, We are Rank Amateurs - C. Edmund Wright
•The Small Business Solution - Bruce Walker
•Impersonating a Victim - W. R. Wansley
•Hoven's Index: Obama's First Six Months - Randall Hoven
July 26, 2009
•Indulging craziness - James Lewis
•Useless Eaters - John Griffing
•How to deal with cops - Wesley Clark, MD
•MSNBC Chief: You're might be a racist if... - William Tate
•The high cost of the simple life - Rosslyn Smith
•Forty Years After Landing on the Moon

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Posted by Miserable
a resident of Downtown
on Aug 5, 2009 at 12:56 pm

These conservatives are just plain miserable people and the election is an excure for them to point their fingers outward. Many are religious zelots and that what they do best anyways.

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Posted by US Pride
a resident of another community
on Aug 5, 2009 at 1:50 pm

I agree, conservatives are out of wack! I tend to be conservative but these days they are too much to bear... BUT... I don't want to have social welfare where my tax dollars gets to spent on people who don't care about earning a living!

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Posted by Question for Miserable
a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on Aug 5, 2009 at 2:37 pm


Wow - those words of yours aren't subjective, are they? "Always stick to the facts" doesn't really work for you?

Let's parse.

Please define your perception and working definition of a "religious zelot".

Are you accusing a specific religion, group of church goers, a local cult, or is it possible that you are demonstrating that favorite liberal technique of using broad sweeping generalizations to hype a point with emotion that you can't make with logic?

Got it.

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Posted by Got IT
a resident of Canyon Creek
on Aug 5, 2009 at 2:50 pm

"or is it possible that you are demonstrating that favorite liberal technique of using broad sweeping generalizations to hype a point with emotion that you can't make with logic"

Your words:


Got IT?


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Posted by Question for Miserable
a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on Aug 5, 2009 at 2:58 pm

Wow - I am impressed, Got IT, by your astounding level of logic and factual claims.

Your Words: "GEEZ"

Thanks for sharing your intellectual insights.

Profound, truly profound.

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Posted by What?
a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on Aug 5, 2009 at 3:51 pm

How NOT to becaome a Religious Zealot:

Be accepting that every religion has some good to it. Learn to see other religions for their good rather than their bad qualities. In other words, don't make personal accusations or threats... practice kindness one to another (including those who are spiteful toward you).

Do not dismiss the beliefs of other faiths automatically. Try and learn what other religions have to say. Relate this to your own beliefs. Examine yourself to see whether your vengeance interferes in the work of the Lord ("as much as possible be at peace...").

Remain open to life. Do not be fanatical about forcing your beliefs on others when interacting with them and do not create overlays of judgment on what others do colored by your religious values. Be passionate about your belief, but causing others to confess or convert by force will not change anger or fear to love or kindness.

Make friends outside your church, mosque, synagogue, etc. This will help you see things from a different point of view.
Read other Holy Books other than your own. This will better help you understand other religions and hear what they have to say.
It is also possible to be an atheistic zealot. If you are an atheist, respect other people's faiths. Do not look down your nose on believers and "feel sorry for the deluded fools." Do not try to tear people away from the church. Churches are rarely a bad thing.
It is possible to fill the imploding soul by not becoming a self-absorbed fatalist, with cold self-consuming, self-searching thoughts.

You could yet reverse the vacuous black-hole, the cratering soul of walking death, by finding the life-giving source. The infilling fountain of your loving, creative God.

Remember that tolerance means civility and respect for other beliefs but this does not imply equal validity. Who would agree that a kind morality is equivalent to a brutal morality?

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Posted by Cholo
a resident of Livermore
on Aug 5, 2009 at 8:50 pm

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