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Tuesday, May 03, 2005
Bob Herbert (New York Times, May 2) makes me sick. If the brave fighting men and women who keep me safe and free call the stupid Iraqis ""hajis" and "ragheads," then I say haji raghead is the name God should have given them. If the brave fighting men and women who keep me safe and free want to abuse some haji ragheads, it must be for the best.
Any haji raghead who doesn't answer to their name should be shot or tortured, based on which is more convenient at the time. And since we are liberating them, those haji ragheads better have a smile on their face. God doesn't like grumpy people.
"The U.S. military plans to allow regional combatant commanders to request the president for approval to carry out preemptive nuclear strikes against possible attacks on the United States or its allies with weapons of mass destruction, according to a draft new nuclear operations paper," says Kyodo News in a May 1 story.
...they don't vote for Mr. Bush simply because he reads the Bible every day. One of the main reasons they like him is that he gets bashed so often. When Jon Stewart sneers at him, they empathize because they're used to being sneered at themselves.OK, that makes a lot of sense. Rush Limbaugh and Sean Hannity -both of whom are at least as influential with the U.S. as a whole and certainly more influential with the demo in question- sneer at Democrats all the time. Limbaugh and Hannity also criticize "the terrorists" regularly, but I don't seen too many "middle-class Americans" supporting "the terrorists.
Tierney is right that the people he speaks of tend to identify with Bush and the Republicans more, but I suspect the reason is the GOP tells a more attractive story.