Following those links were like getting lost in a strange land, very very far away from home, whose ways are completely backwards and evil, and not knowing the first thing about how to get back to Kansas.
I have just watched video of a “peaceful” female protester spit at a man, saw protesters lambaste the troops, a douche-bag dragging the flag as if it were a piece of toilet paper stuck under his heel, and in the CNN story, this item perplexed me, in particular: “The legislation includes some $21 billion to pay for items not in Bush’s original request to fund the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, including $25 million to bail out spinach growers in California hurt by last year’s E. coli outbreak.”
Someone shits in the US Spinach Bank and the troops have to be asphyxiated for that? Uh…OK. Personally, I’d rather forgo spinach than lose my liberty, but sadly I seem to be in the minority.
Just curious: This is the United States of America we’re living in, isn’t it? Because I feel like I took a very wrong turn somewhere.
“On 20 July 1861, the term “Copperhead” appeared in the New York Tribune and within a year was widely employed to describe pejoratively both Democrats sympathetic to the South and all Democrats opposed to the war policy of President Abraham Lincoln.
Generally branded by Republicans as traitorous, most Copperheads defined themselves as a patriotic, loyal opposition that advocated a union restored by negotiation rather than war. They denounced military arrests, conscription, emancipation, and other controversial war measures as unconstitutional attacks by a tyrannical president on the civil liberties of American citizens.
By 1864 Democrats hoped to elect a new president. Copperheads were able to control the party’s national platform, including a plank pronouncing the war a failure and demanding peace.”