Another instance of over sensitivity to the overly sensitive
Posted: 31 July 2009 02:08 PM   [ Ignore ]
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There are some people that I have become quite happy to offend.
Those who are so easily offended are at the top of the list.

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Posted: 31 July 2009 02:42 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 1 ]
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BlueBugofJustice - 31 July 2009 02:08 PM

There are some people that I have become quite happy to offend.
Those who are so easily offended are at the top of the list.

Why I never!  The nerve.
shame

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Posted: 31 July 2009 05:05 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 2 ]
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Good for all the people who were trying to fight it, by cutting the bag off.

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Posted: 31 July 2009 06:16 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 3 ]
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This just breaks my heart. Thank you for posting and making us aware, BBOJ. It will take all of us doing more than being angry to reverse this horribly disrespectful trend that is sweeping our nation. And don’t even get me started on the California courts… witsend

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Posted: 31 July 2009 08:33 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 4 ]
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I think it’s pretty sad that the guy who started this whole thing obviously doesn’t even realize that the only reason he can even file a lawsuit is because of the veterans before him that helped make this a free country. How ironic.

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Posted: 31 July 2009 09:45 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 5 ]
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Do people get offended by driving by churches or temples ?
As a free democratic nation, someone else’s right to express religious freedom should make us rejoice
rather than complain.

(With the caveat that said freedom does not extend to the preaching of hatred/violence against others)

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Posted: 02 August 2009 12:43 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 6 ]
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It is sad indeed.  They mentioned it was on government land.  I wonder if steps are being made to turn it into a natiomal landmark, much like the Missions in California. 

Wasn’t the ACLU founded by communists?

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Posted: 05 August 2009 09:34 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 7 ]
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That is the most disrespectful thing I have ever heard, it grinds my gears lol…. I am sure we have a couple crossfit members that life in the same city as this clown that can go and shake some sense into him;). And thanks BBOJ for posting that as it is something that needs to be recognized. I am Canadian, but this completely rattles my cage because I don’t understand what goes through some peoples heads.

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Posted: 06 August 2009 09:52 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 8 ]
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Even more so for us to honor our fallen hero’s in our CF WOD’s. Please don’t be offended that I kill myself doing “Murph”!!!!

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Posted: 12 August 2009 10:34 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 9 ]
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Gonzo - 02 August 2009 12:43 PM

It is sad indeed.  They mentioned it was on government land.  I wonder if steps are being made to turn it into a natiomal landmark, much like the Missions in California. 

Wasn’t the ACLU founded by communists?


A couple founding members were socialists, but the founders and the organization came together around a strong belief in pacifism around WWI (the organization was under a different name, I believe).  Helen Keller and the first woman elected to Congress. They initially defended conscientious objectors, but did defend people who were under investigation for communist or socialist inclinations.  In the early ‘50s they fired all socialist and communist staff and leadership and discouraged socialists from being members. While the ACLU is often on the left side of a given issue, they have defended prominent people and organizations on the right and have worked in defense of 2nd amendment rights at times.

The cases that gain prominence are generally controversial. From cases like this one which paint the organization as anti-religious to the defense of neo-nazis in Skokie they are defending unpopular viewpoints. They have also defended the right of Fred Phelps and his family (the people who protest about gay people at funerals of service members) to freely express and practice their religion, so for better or worse, they aren’t anti-religion.
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I am a card-carrying member of the ACLU and generally support the organization’s actions. BUT…
I am bothered that they took this case. They have discretion in their case selection and should have exercised it in this case.  There are people who have legitimate rights issues.

The site is historically, emotionally and religiously significant.  Although I am not familiar with the ACLU’s stance on Native American religious sites on government land (like Chimney Rock in Nebraska), a quick google search didn’t turn up anything on either side. Although Chimney Rock is naturally occurring while the cross is a human creation, the fact still stands that both sites have meaning to a group of people.

Gonzo, I like your idea about making the site into a landmark.  smile

(Sorry, that got longer than I imagined it would)

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Posted: 09 September 2009 08:56 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 10 ]
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WHAT A JOKE!!! I mean come on! What the hell is wrong with people. If your life is so pathetic that you can find nothing better to do with your time, than whinge and moan about a symbol erected in the middle of nowhere, placed there by respectful, brave and righteous citizens of their own country, for a just and worthy cause, then you know what!!!>........ jdhf;urhghfbv;ibriuvikrbf;vikuq;urgv;qikbvq

I dont even live in the US either, as i have the misfortune of living in the UK where the government are systematically destroying what was once a great nation, by allowing criminals and free loading scum bags to live off the working men and women, by seemingly providing them with everything they will ever need, money included, at the tax payers expense, and quite literally allowing them to get away with murder, all under the umbrella of the ridiculous human rights act!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Everything has to be so politically correct now, it makes me sick to my stomach to hear of stories like this one. Im firmly in your corner BBOJ. Some people just need to STFU!!!

and breath…..

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Posted: 09 September 2009 01:50 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 11 ]
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Have to respond to the ACLU post… although I think that they could be and sometimes are a valuable organization,
the leaning to one side is absurd for the most part.

A blatant example, where are they on the radical muslim doctrine of abuse and degradation of women- mostly silent.
I thought that women’s issues trumped religious ones for the aclu ( see aclu stand re catholicism and abortion )

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