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    Oh, the humanity

    3 Dec lead from Goldsboro Argus' headline story by reporter Anderson Fine: quote
    A young woman collapses when her emotions get the best of her. She wails and sobs uncontrollably. "No. No," she screams again and again. "Why? God, why?" She knows two people are dead inside the house located a few...unquote

    and the story goes down hill from there...

    i hope it managed to sell more copy for the newscarrier...

    wabbit

    ps: this on top of anti firearm rhethoric from mayor where chief's lineman killed and murdered his partner and Costa furthering the anti BS

    pps: bad guy caught in smithville...yippee
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    But who prays for Satan? Who in eighteen centuries, has had the common humanity to pray for the one sinner that needed it most...
    A person who has for untold centuries maintained the imposing position of spiritual head of four-fifths of the human race...
    All religions issue bibles against him, and say the most injurious things about him, but we never hear his side. (twain)

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    Hahahahah! That's journalism?

    I guess it was about twenty years ago that I noticed articles in the Washington Post that included commentary belonging on an editorial page.

    Pathetic.


    (PS: Your signature line is one of my favorite Twain quotes.)
    I'll make you an offer: I will argue and fight for all of your rights, if you will do the same for me. That is the only way freedom can work. We have to respect all rights, all the time--and strive to win the rights of the other guy as much as for ourselves.

    If I am equal to another, how can I legitimately govern him without his express individual consent?

    There is no human being on earth I hate so much I would actually vote to inflict government upon him.

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    i use twain's quote constantly as the good folk in this rural religious country side continue to exercise their proselytizing charms on my soul...

    causes quite a discussion to say the least with those kind souls who worry about mine !!

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    But who prays for Satan? Who in eighteen centuries, has had the common humanity to pray for the one sinner that needed it most...
    A person who has for untold centuries maintained the imposing position of spiritual head of four-fifths of the human race...
    All religions issue bibles against him, and say the most injurious things about him, but we never hear his side. (twain)

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    Quote Originally Posted by ncwabbit View Post
    i use twain's quote constantly as the good folk in this rural religious country side continue to exercise their proselytizing charms on my soul...

    causes quite a discussion to say the least with those kind souls who worry about mine !!

    wabbit

    I'll bet it does! I didn't think of using it that way, but I'll keep it ready from now on.



    One of Twain anecdotes involved...well, here it is:

    At one time there was quite a controversy about whether the Stratford-on-Avon Shakespeare was the author of the plays. There is a good bit of evidence he wasn't. But, it leaves open the question of who did. At one time there was a group dedicated to the conclusion that Francis Bacon wrote the plays.

    The group invited Twain to a dinner, seeking his endorsement of Francis Bacon as the real author of the works. But Twain would only go as far as to say he was certain Stratford-on-Avon did not write them, but couldn't say for sure that Bacon did.

    Apparently the attempts at persuasion went on for a while. Twain tried to end the attempts at persuasion by remarking he would just have to wait until he got to heaven to ask Bacon.

    Diner: "You won't find him in heaven."

    Twain: "Fine. Then you ask him."
    I'll make you an offer: I will argue and fight for all of your rights, if you will do the same for me. That is the only way freedom can work. We have to respect all rights, all the time--and strive to win the rights of the other guy as much as for ourselves.

    If I am equal to another, how can I legitimately govern him without his express individual consent?

    There is no human being on earth I hate so much I would actually vote to inflict government upon him.

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