I too would like to comment here as I love politics, but I have been censored again today when someone didn't like what I had to say. So I will attempt to be more accomedating of European opinion, and perhaps even perhaps left leaning people.
Well to the moderators....
...who bring in personal opinions censoring a posting because a single phrase didn't contain factual information - I say fine, but I also cancelled my subscription to this site today. I know that none of them really care about my $5, but it's the principle of the thing, and this is not the place for open debate that I thought it was. This forum is rampant with special interests; unreasonable objections from people who dislike opinions that they deem objectionable; and finally, it is overrun by what I can only deem leftists (considering all the anti-Bush and Pro-Kerry threads that are NOT censored - wonder why??). I do have a vote, one which I will use - that is a vote with my pursestrings and A.net will no longer get my money. When my subscription expires, I will bid you good day - until then I will try to be civil and not stifle the sensibilities of some of the left-of-center folks here.
who insists that George Bush is one of the most evil men in the world and that I have never been to Germany, I say dream on sweetie. He doesn't understand; want to understand; or understands but doesn't want to accept that both the GOP and DNC play politics and use aggressive techniques; all he would have to do is to listen to Al Gore. Personally, I really don't understand what the European hang-up is with American politics when he has so much to worry about in Germany. Chancellor Schroeder, who BTW adopted a beautiful little girl recently (perhaps proving that he isn't an evil man), still cannot hold on. What of Hartz IV
? What of the PDS, or shall I say the successor to the East German SED? I guess Klaus your leftist leanings are well documented and you won't vote NPD. Okay fine.... I would rather not discuss German politics because I don't vote in Germany.
I mostly agree with you on many things, including that wonderful political cartoon (if it is a bit... less than tasteful) However, I firmly believe that if FDR were alive today he would be revolted by what his Democratic Party had become. Thank you for pointing out that "99% of politics is pure appeal to emotion; always has been, always will be" Never a truer word spoken.
You are so far off your mark with things that were to have been said in at the Republican convention. Yes I agree with you... America is EVIL!!!! Sure enough!~! I think America is so EEEEVil it should immediately withdraw from the United Nations. This way the righteous policy of France will guide the world without hindrance. Besides, who needs the Americans anyway - they only provide 40% of the U.N.'s money and the lion share of the troops for it's operations. Surely Europe can fulfill this.
I think the U.S. should also withdraw from a NATO that has such a double standard for France. You're either a member or not... Saying that we're outside of the NATO command structure as the French do should not fly. Guess what, if you want a defensive treaty with the U.S., then we'll talk. Ohhh, hey Mr. Putin, most of Western Europe is easy pickings for you now.
From everything you have written in this forum it is easy to tell that you are very, ummmm, leftist. Interestingly enough, your liberal contributions are not being.... (going to reserve that one)
Perhaps people will ask what went wrong in American when folks like yourself want stifle free thought and free speech through the control of the "free" media. You cannot tell me that CNN, LA
Times, NY Times, and the Washington Post - DO
NOT fully endorse Kerry? That they DO
NOT present an image that is EXTREMELY pro Kerry? That they have refused to ask the difficult questions of Kerry?
I agree with you about "critical media", but Sir... where is this "critical media"? Most media in the U.S. is extremely biased and slanted left. CNN is nothing but the mouth piece of the DNC; some even called it: the Clinton News Network during his administration. Fox and PRN
at least present both sides of the issue. MSNBC is centrist, but fifteen degrees off to the left. There are some impartial news talkshows on each of these networks - but that is about all.
"A bumblking idiot who can easily be manipulated by big business nad criminal advisors. A president with a bit of intelligence would not be so easily misled."
You simply have no clue, do you? President Bush has degrees from Harvard and Yale; security adviser Rice has a Ph.D. I am sorry, but you really sound like some of the Hollywood types who flunked out of school calling Dr. Rice stupid. Criminal advisors?? WOW!!! Where are the moderators when you need them? Or do they only censor something that is pro-Bush? Funny how I have been the brunt of much censorship when a person like Indianguy can say all these things and gets away with it... makes you wonder about a certain freedom, and why it is being denied to certain folks.
I have a flight to ATL
in the morning, okay - right around noon... so let me leave you all, and I say a good night.