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  • Mr. Goalie
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    Originally posted by Iowa_Card@Mar 12 2004, 11:46 AM
    I wouldn't want anyone claiming this article as fact.

    I mean, that never happens around here. :rolleyes:
    It doesn't take a rocket scientist to figure out it's an oped piece. Alternet isn't known for their late-breaking news stories. B)


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  • Iowa_Card
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    I wouldn't want anyone claiming this article as fact.

    I mean, that never happens around here. :rolleyes:

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  • Mr. Goalie
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    Originally posted by Iowa_Card@Mar 12 2004, 11:38 AM
    Just so no one has any heartburn over this article:



    This is clearly an editorial piece!

    You may now go back to your back and forth arguing.
    That's why they sell Tums.


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  • Iowa_Card
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    Just so no one has any heartburn over this article:



    This is clearly an editorial piece!

    You may now go back to your back and forth arguing.

    Leave a comment:


  • Mr. Goalie
    started a topic Culture War May Find WMD

    Culture War May Find WMD

    It seems that President Bush's "culture war" may finally succeed where Operation Iraqi Freedom did not. Namely, W and Rove's latest foray seems sure to find those long-sought-after WMDs. Weapons of Mass Destruction? No, not them. I'm talking about White Male Defectors, voters who four years ago responded favorably to Bush's no-nonsense, common man veneer, but now find themselves alienated by his increasingly expansive religious agenda and his assaults on the Bill of Rights.


    The march to the culture war began last summer when the Supreme Court overturned state laws that criminalize consenting sexual relationships between same sex couples. Within months, the Fab Five of Queer Eye for the Straight Guy sashayed onto the scene, Britney kissed Madonna, followed by the last straw, one of Janet Jackson's bejeweled breasts appearing at the Super Bowl.


    Ex post haste and as predicted by Newton's third law of the universe – for every force there is an equal and opposite force – the culture war offensive began. The FCC called for a "thorough and swift" probe of Janet's breast. A five-second delay for censors was instituted at the Grammys and the Oscars. President Bush made an official declaration of war by calling for a constitutional amendment to ban marriage between same sex couples. "The Passion of the Christ," one of the most violent films ever made, stormed box offices with thousands of tickets pre-sold to church congregations. And Clear Channel pulled the plug on Howard Stern.


    Off the radar of all of those political pundits who listen to NPR on their morning commutes, this last strike in the culture war may prove to be the fatal misstep.



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