Dear little Martin--
When you grow up [ if ever], you may at some stage learn to judge your fellow-humans more astutely. You seem unable to tell the difference btween an "American hater" and a plain "evil-hater".
Y'know, I don't know the nationalities or the religious affiliation of more than half the folks who contribute to these contentious threads. Some have made both conditions obvious. What does shine through almost without exception, however, are their moral values.
Now---to this "American-hater" stuff. I am wed to one of the finest Ladies ever reared in the City of Chicago. I attended [and provided music at] the wedding of another long time American friend just last Saturday; met the family, too--all fine people. I visit and regularly communicate with a Vietnam vet in Illinois. And his views and yours are at opposite ends of the spectrum, believe me. My partner exchanges visits with a real sweet lass from 'Frisco, who DIDN'T vote for the Bush candidate, and who is Jewish, and detests Sharon and all in Israel who share his foul intentions.
American hater? Me? Doesn't that mean that I must detest Bobert, Little Hawk [is he American?] and all who see the filth sticking to BOTH sides?
Martin---you haven't had your aspirin yet. Try it--it might help.
And I'm admitting here and now, this posting was for EVERYBODY who reads the Mudcat forums; not only for those who try to defend foul beliefs by insulting all who dress, look and think differently from themselves.