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  1. Westside Steve

    Goodbye President Bush. Thank you for keeping us safe and free

    No more or less than the empty suit elect. WSS
  2. Westside Steve

    Why People Embrace Socialism?

    Alo... If you aren't being facetious I wouldn't have pegged you for a free trader. Or Obama. WSS
  3. Westside Steve

    The Obama Factor in Israel's Gaza War

    Well I think they do. I think people are being killed as a result of policies we're forced to pay for. It isn't that big a leap from forcing you to join the army and making you pay for the bombs. But it's my fault for straying off point. Screw the military draft. Mandatory public service is OK with me. (but would you be happy if we spent the same money and lives in Darfur? Did we not facilitate Stalin's ethnic cleansing?) WSS
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    Why People Embrace Socialism?

    So the Hitler exaple is off base. Again do you see Castro as a hero of the people? Che? Do you think it was a noble victory over Batista? WSS
  5. Westside Steve

    Why People Embrace Socialism?

    I say you're wrong in that (who knows the percentages) a large group of Americans want to open up relations with Castro. I'd bet it's a lot less with Hitler. I also see that a new two part film on Che as a heroic figure hits the theaters. I wouldn't expect to see any Hiler as a good guy flicks. So if I'm to be the Devil's advocate, tell me why Castro is as bad as Hitler and whgy supporting him is on par? WSS
  6. Westside Steve

    Why People Embrace Socialism?

    Try doing a google search for Castro Hero. WSS
  7. Westside Steve

    Why People Embrace Socialism?

    Small "s" John. Let us ask which benefits are "rights" today. Food? Shelter? Medical care? Transportation? Heat? Are some citizens forced by law to provide those things? WSS
  8. Westside Steve

    The Obama Factor in Israel's Gaza War

    You could die when the hoodrats released from prison kill you. You can die when the bad guys who DON'T stop their nuke programs even if we do blow something up. You could die when the Arabs we appeased blow up some more civilians. You could die when you don't torture captured terrorists and set them free. Lot's of ways to die. But all you guys perpetuate the war and the social programs that create criminals when you pay your taxes. Then again ya don't have to go fight. You choose that. Paying for it? Deal. WSS
  9. Westside Steve

    A disgusting spectacle as Obama takes his "train ride" into DC

    De evolution of "democracy." Happens in all western civilizations. WSS
  10. Westside Steve

    Goodbye President Bush. Thank you for keeping us safe and free

    But in the context we use here the "hate" goes both ways. Sooner or later we should realize that there really aren't "idiots" or "madmen" running things here or for the enemy. WSS
  11. Westside Steve

    The Obama Factor in Israel's Gaza War

    Rangel did that merely to scare the peeps aboput war. "Oh no if we be gonna have dese wars we's gonna draft YO KIDS!!!!" But I think 2 years of some kinda public service isn't a bad idea. But tell me what's the difference between a forced draft and income tax to pay for shit you don't like? Either side? WSS
  12. Westside Steve

    Goodbye President Bush. Thank you for keeping us safe and free

    Actually Mike I think it's completely rational. It's human nature pure and basic. We complicate it with our clumsy human ability to think in the abstract and assign right and wrong. The "hatred" is animalistic need for dominance, as I see it, and not good or evil without some kind of spirituality. So, however, is the impulse to resist the dominance of others. We tend to look at history in tiny increments. But that's another thread. WSS
  13. Westside Steve

    Goodbye President Bush. Thank you for keeping us safe and free

    For all you know.......... heh heh WSS
  14. Westside Steve

    A disgusting spectacle as Obama takes his "train ride" into DC

    Quite a compliment assuming you saw the film. But I still think anyone swooning this way over a politician is a f$ckjng idiot. WSS
  15. Westside Steve

    Goodbye President Bush. Thank you for keeping us safe and free

    You aren't seriously asking me if I believe Ahmedinijad, Bin Laden Chavez, Kim Jong-il et al are very pleased with the outcome are you? WSS
  16. Westside Steve

    Goodbye President Bush. Thank you for keeping us safe and free

    Yes they did. Obama won the election. WSS
  17. Westside Steve

    What would you do?

    I'm not on speed dial????????????? WSS
  18. Westside Steve

    What would you do?

    You rang?? WSS
  19. Westside Steve

    What The World Needs Now, Part 1

    How creative do we gotta be in a thread about outrage over the fact that Hannity's in HD??? Can't we get back to hard core news bashing Larry Craig or Palin's kid??? WSS
  20. So in the end you really had no idea. Nothing in your own words, just a google search and something irrelevant about Iraq. I knew that and like the lefties you now emulate there is no substantial argument. Neocons were originally tagged as such because they had once been liberals as I was but realized the folly of following that failed ideology. As a dumbass college kid I thought that give peace a chance love thy neighbor shit would make us all happy. It's bullshit. Human nature does not allow socialism to work. Here are a couple popular parts of what the Bush Doctrine has supposedly taken from "neocons." Other than that you don't give me any policy that STEMS FROM what you think neocons must want that you can argue with. Dislike of the decay of morality? Yes Sev I think more welfare and the attqacks on religion and skyrocketing illegitimate birth and the increasing vulgarity of civil discourse is a blight on society. Nation building? Been going on since there have been armies. The US Israel N Korea Iraq on and on and on are examples. First srtike? No war you can use as an example has been purely defensive. What is it ABOUT THE MOVEMENTS you take issue with? That's what I'm asking you. (Not why you think a nuclear Iraq is a better for the mid east) andL Not for some regurgitated carping about non issues. Point blank Sev. What about "the Bush Doctrine or Neoconservatism do you think is wrong? WSS
  21. Westside Steve

    Gran Torino Review

    Gran Torino Warner Brothers R 116 min Hey gang, do yourself a favor and see this one before you read the review. I think you’ll be happier to see the story unfold without any precognition if you can. In American cinema, the definition of anti-hero may well be Clint Eastwood From the spaghetti westerns through the Harry Callahan era and well into his directorial enterprises Eastwood has blurred the line between the good the bad and, well you get it. His latest, GRAN TORINO, is a classic redemption film about a bitter old widower, Walt Kowalski (Eastwood) turned reluctant hero His decaying suburban Detroit neighborhood has become increasingly ethnic and gang activity is on the rise. A Korean War vet, Kowalski isn’t happy with the influx of Hmong (a southeast Asian group) families. That prejudice is exacerbated when a Hmong gang forces an innocent teenager to break into Kowalski’s garage where he keeps his prized possession and symbol of a vanished era, a mint condition Ford Gran Torino. As the events unfold Kowalski will become mentor to the young man and a friend and protector to the family as the gang conflict becomes ugly. The sad old man is suddenly forced to sort out the demons in his life. He’ll gain respect for a seemingly inexperienced young Priest, and face the painful results of his own unbending ways on his own family. All this takes place before the climax, somewhat reminiscent of 1938 classic ANGELS WITH DIRTY FACES. GRAN TORINO isn’t perfect as I see it. There are small portions of dialogue that seem forced to me, and a little of the intended humor don’t ring true, but then again these are pretty insignificant gripes in an otherwise excellent film. This is as compelling a story and moral as you’ll see on screen, and I’ll bet Eastwood will need to get his tuxedo pressed one more time. A- WSS westsidesteve@aol.com
  22. I dont "think" I know what Neo conservative are I KNOW because of years of active study and interest as well as personal political activism against groups that push that agenda. Then I ask again for you to list what you think it is. At least three parts. Then tell me where I'd be wrong. Should be easy enough if you know it. If not: I'm sure there are some negative articles on left wing blogs you could cut and paste. Mere scattergun left wing rage isn't very interesting WSS
  23. Well I think Paris is really cute. Dunno how long it'd be before I had to kill her. (that's a joke board nazis!!!! ) WSS
  24. Whew. Well now we have an energy Csar. Problem solved. We can breathe a sigh of relief. OOPS no we can't. There's CO2 in a sigh. Hold your breath. WSS
  25. Hey I'm with ya about Joe being, well, whatever Joe is. All I'm saying is that emailing some under the radar website doesn't take much gravitas and there isn't much to be outraged about. Carorline Kennedy is Paris Hilton minus thje looks and charisma and you aren't bummed out over that. At least Joe can actually fix that clogged toilet. WSS
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