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Jim Morin

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  1. braindead08

    braindead08 GoComics PRO Member said, almost 2 years ago

    What’s the big deal with Putin?
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    I mean, we have it from the very highest authority that Putin is a fine guy. Our former president who never made any mistakes looked right into his soul and pronounced him to be someone we really really want to deal with.

  2. Michael wme

    Michael wme said, almost 2 years ago

    As long as America has the strongest military in the world (stronger than the rest of the world put together, which means all rational nations must ally themselves with the US if they know what’s good for them, making the US threat even stronger), plus every e-mail and SMS by every world leader that could be used to topple them if they don’t support the US, the US is certainly exceptional.

  3. Michael wme

    Michael wme said, almost 2 years ago

    As RT keeps pointing out the evil Russian anti-gay policy is not nearly as anti-gay as those GOOD pro-gay policies by such great and good nations as Saudi Arabia, where any man convicted of being gay in Sharia court will have his head chopped off on Friday after the khutba.

  4. sw10mm

    sw10mm said, almost 2 years ago

    If all of these ‘exceptional’ people got off of government assistance and actually contributed, this country would be much better than it is now.

  5. ODon

    ODon said, almost 2 years ago

    @sw10mm

    You mean Congress?

  6. narrowminded

    narrowminded said, almost 2 years ago

    Please try to get a true understanding of what American Exceptionalism is. Not what it’s opponents believe it is, what it truly is. It will require some deep rational thought so put on your big boy pants and go learn something for a change, rather than spouting leftist talking points.

  7. Respectful Troll

    Respectful Troll said, almost 2 years ago

    @Michael wme

    If I’m the RT to which you are referring, I don’t recall posting on gay policies in Russia or the Middle East. That said, imprisoning a person for being gay is better than maiming a person for being gay. In Indonesia, people are being killed by mobs for being gay. But then in our own nation, a young man was strung up to a barbed wire fence for being gay.
    In the New Testament, Jesus says let those without sin cast the first stone. There are myriad examples of man being told to deal with the sin within himself/herself and to not judge others. Everything is a matter of degree, but the first requirement of all who call themselves ’Christian" is, Love one another.
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    As far as American exceptional-ism goes, there are millions of exceptional Americans, but since Vietnam, and as a nation, we seem to be just another one of the “ends justify means” gov’ts inflicting pain and suffering on other nations. Mostly through neglect and apathy, but the 1953 overthrow of Iran by the CIA has led us to the embassy take over and the continuing conflict between our nations. And the failure of our Congress and POTUS to resolve ANYTHING is, according tot he head of the International Monetary Fund, a major cause of the world wide recession from which we too are recovering.
    We cannot, as a nation, have the arrogance to consider ourselves exceptional as long as we are a major part of the problems facing this planet.
    I love my country, but I do not understand the rabid incivility or daily instances of insulting disrespect that intelligent people inflict upon their neighbors in the name of God, Liberty, and the Constitution. There is a conflict that has more than once brought tears to my eyes as I continue to look for those exceptional Americans able to rise above the fray in order to find a better way.
    Respectfully,
    C.

  8. lonecat

    lonecat said, almost 2 years ago

    I was educated in a US public school, so of course I learned about American Exceptionalism. It was a segregated school, by the way, until I was in grade 7, and after that the school was integrated, but the classrooms weren’t. How that fit into American Exceptionalism we were never told. Eventually, after I got my final degree, I got a job in another country, Canada, where I have lived for many years now. And lo and behold, it’s just as exceptional as the US, but in different ways. The US does look a little different if you’ve been other places. I still love the US, and I visit as often as I can. It’s a wonderful amazing crazy exciting country. It also has a habit of invading other countries with no justification.

  9. dtroutma

    dtroutma GoComics PRO Member said, almost 2 years ago

    “W” said he looked into Putin’s soul, what he didn’t confess was, it was basically like looking into a mirror. Had Cheney met eyes with Putin, Putin would have seen something even more vacant and perverse than himself.


    Putin, even if being hypocritical, raised valid points in NY Times, and in other statements, but: if the outcome saves lives, and prevents the U.S. from once again interfering in Middle East sovereignty, it’s a good thing.

  10. omQ R

    omQ R said, almost 2 years ago

    @Respectful Troll

    RT= Russia Today/Russian TV.


    It’s Russian government funded TV channel seen worldwide via Satellite or cable. i.e. Russian propaganda mouthpiece.
    It’s available on normal terrestrial FreeView channels in the UK. I’ve tuned in a few times (oddly enough once catching Ted Rall being interviewed for something or other) and don’t bother with it anymore.


    edit: easily viewed over the internet as well, apparently.

  11. dannysixpack

    dannysixpack said, almost 2 years ago

    lichtentunes said, about 9 hours ago

    “@DrCanuck

    American Exceptionalism:
    4. Exceptional at “supporting our troops” when they go to foreign countries and kill and maim men, women and children in large numbers for no good reason. (What were they protecting us from?)"


    and they do it by buying gas guzzling, high powered cars, and they show it by putting magnetic yellow ribbons on the outside and wearing American flag OR some color ribbon lapel pin to PROVE their patriotism.

  12. dtroutma

    dtroutma GoComics PRO Member said, almost 2 years ago

    It should be realized that what led to the downfall of Japan and Germany in 1945 was NATIONALISM, with too much pride in “exceptionalism”, not really “Fascism” or even “Empire”. Those who stand too tall in their britches have often been cut off at the knees. Britain in Afghanistan (like Russia later), France in Viet Nam, and we haven’t really done any better in those places, or Iraq. Jus’ somethin’ to think about.

  13. dannysixpack

    dannysixpack said, almost 2 years ago

    ^that is the poignant lesson of the anne frank house in Amsterdam.

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