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Ala. building can't shake swastika shape

By JAY REEVES, Associated Press
Last updated: 2:43 p.m., Friday, March 14, 2008

DECATUR, Ala. -- From the ground, the Wesley Acres Methodist retirement home looks like any other building. But fly over in an airplane, and the outline is unmistakable: It's one big swastika.

Prompted by complaints from a Jewish activist, the agency that owns the government-funded building is planning to alter its shape to disguise the Nazi symbol. The move comes just a few years after a $1 million design modification meant to quiet similar complaints from a U.S. senator.

"The difficulty is there are a limited number of options for fixing a building that has been there for some time," said Mike Giles, counsel for the Methodist Homes Corp. of Alabama and Northwest Florida. "We have to come up with a way to fix an appearance that we want solved and not hurt our residents.

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Ala. building can't shake swastika shape -- Page 1 -- Times Union - Albany NY

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Where do fascists go to live when they retire

1. Argentina


2. Crawford, Texas


3. Lawrence, Kansas

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Naw, they just join the RNC Executive Committee.

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Have you ever been to Decatur Al.? They can't spell Fascist.
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Naw, they just join the RNC Executive Committee.
If you think Republicans are Fascist, or even close to it, then you have no clue as to what fascism means. I know you hate Bush and I'm not too happy with him myself, but you'd have more success stretching your bottom lip over your head than proving that Bush or any other Republican is a fascist.
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^ CMitch, I stopped arguing against Bush as a fascist not long after doing the same dictionary search you just did. And I'm a Republican. I can understand you may be hesitant to do so, what with all of your phone calls and internet traffic being monitored, but I think you're a small enough fish that you can safely call a spade a spade on this one.
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There is an undeniable fascist bent to the Bush administration. That said, Bush does fall short of being an out and out fascist, though our form of government is probably the only thing responsible for that curtailment.

A system of government marked by centralization of authority under a dictator, stringent socioeconomic controls, suppression of the opposition through terror and censorship, and typically a policy of belligerent nationalism and racism.

^ If you don't see Bush in there somewhere, you'll need to take off your blinders. The definition above features four points, and I can see Bush pretty clearly in all four.

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^ CMitch, I stopped arguing against Bush as a fascist not long after doing the same dictionary search you just did. And I'm a Republican. I can understand you may be hesitant to do so, what with all of your phone calls and internet traffic being monitored, but I think you're a small enough fish that you can safely call a spade a spade on this one.
I find it quite unreasonable to compare any of our leaders to Adolf Hitler. He's made a plenty blunders, but, explain to me, why you conclude Bush is 'fascist' unless you apply maybe 1 or 2 characteristics of 'fascism' as an acceptable definition? How many liberals can you think of that fit 1 or 2 characteristics of a communist, but does it make them a communist?

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