Date registered: Sep 2004
Vehicle: 83 Astral Silver 280 SL
Location: Planet Houston
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Originally Posted by Botnst
Kirk, why is your party's success more important than the truth?
You party's candidate writes stories that include scenes of man-boy love. And you think that's okay. What if it were a Republican writer, assuming for a moment that a Republican could indeed, write?
That's the way you are characterizing it. Unfortunately, that is not the truth. There are all kinds of strange cultures in SE Asia. He was simply describing one of them. In Cuba, it's ok for grandmothers to inquire on their grandson's penis size and to grab their crotch to check. In Africa, a man rubbing his young daughter's genitals is completely acceptable. Webb is simply describing one of these cultures, and the purpose is to recount how the character was affected by this and other experiences in Vietnam. So what. This is adult material, meant for adults to read. You got a bad case of fucking yahooism, man.
Recall that earlier generations faced down fascism and communism not just with missiles and tanks, but with sturdy alliances and enduring convictions. They understood that our power alone cannot protect us, nor does it entitle us to do as we please. Instead, they knew that our power grows through its prudent use; our security emanates from the justness of our cause, the force of our example, the tempering qualities of humility and restraint.
-President Barack Obama, 1st Inaugural address