"It's your Government people hate, Norton, not your people or your country"
Whether I like it or not my government is me. And to the French who painted swasticas on the American flag - I'm sure those thousands of Americans who bled to get that mark out of your country are thrilled. Too bad you couldn't have let us know that in 1944 - we could have bypassed you and saved millions of lives.
Peg - Just for you - Those "sick" Marines who put sayings on their gun barrels are the sons and daughters, grandsons and granddaughters, of Americans who wrote the same thing on their gun barrels with the same "sick" enthusiasm as when they were getting ready for Normandy, North Africa, Italy, and thousands of other spots in the world that aren't being repressed today. It's folks of your ilk that don't understand where the freedom to demonstrate really comes from. It comes from some of us who make ugly things happen to repressive regimes in your stead. Instead of being so judgemental maybe you ought to research a bit before you open your mouth. What's it say in the bible? If you are without sin cast the first stone?
GUEST - I agree with you completely about the Patriot Act - Biggest power grab in history - unless you count Saddam or some of his ilk - Far as I am concerned we ought to simply arm every American, train them in the use of a weapon, and permit concealed carry.
I am proud of you who marched - you did well. I know I said I would not say anymore but am in process of closing some loose ends up. Doesn't make any difference what you all have to say about the things I've posted before or now. We appear to be on a different page in this phase of the game. Except for GUEST - now that is something that ought to be photographed for posterity.
Kat - Far as Bob goes - he apologized in private and I accepted and forgave him.