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"Half the game is mental; the other half is being mental."Jim McKenny
08/07/06: Time Travel The Hockey Way
"You're playing worse every day and right now you're playing like the middle of next week."Herb Brooks
08/05/06: Broad Street Bullies Complete Game Plan
"We take the shortest route to the puck and arrive in ill humor."Bobby Clarke
08/03/06: Playing Golf and Cursing
"All hockey players are bilingual. They know English and profanity."Gordie Howe
07/22/06: More party = Same Sex Marriage?
From 7/19/06 New York Times article "House GOP Lacks Votes for Amendment Banning Gay Marriage" by Kate Zernike:
"It's had no effect on my marriage," said Representative Jim McGovern, Democrat of Massachusetts, "except we get invited to more weddings."
Another Georgia Republican, Representative Phil Gingrey, said support for traditional marriage "is perhaps the best message we can give to the Middle East and all the trouble they're having over there right now." [Israel and Hezbollah are fighting, Lebanon's infrastructure is being bombed, and Israeli and Lebanese civilians are being killed and maimed]
"Hi and thanks for the deliveri. I got it To-day. The T-Shirts are asome. I carried the "Censor Religion" t-shirt today in my religion class, the resulted was an hell of a discusion.Rock on! Sebastian"
Feinstein, who flies the U.S. flag over her San Francisco and Washington homes, has been an outspoken advocate of a flag desecration amendment since the U.S. Supreme Court, ruling in two 5-4 votes in 1989 and 1990, found that federal and state laws banning flag burning and other acts of desecration were unconstitutional infringements of free speech... "Freedom of speech enshrined in the First Amendment is the cornerstone of our great nation," she said. "But any thought expressed in the burning of the flag can be expressed equally well in another manner."
... Boxer said she also found flag desecration repugnant but still opposed the amendment. "There are many things in life that we find offensive, repugnant to beliefs that we hold dear," she said. "But we cannot amend the Constitution every time there is something we consider outrageous, offensive or repugnant."
Oh my dear Ra, I used to sound like you. I had a really long letter in mind but I will keep it as short as possible because I just think this is all so silly. How can I put this? If someone believes in a peaceful existence and is not harming anyone why do you care what his religion of choice is? If I want to believe my little rubber monkey created the world 35 years ago I can. Even if there are a million other people that worship rubber monkey and also enjoy raping babies that does not mean I do so leave me alone. Understand?
There are good people and bad people in every walk of life, every religion, every belief system, and you my dear, are the discriminating one this time around. Yeah yeah yeah we all know how many evil Christians there are and how they are anti woman, anti animal, bla bla bla. You are anti Christian. What is the difference?
I have news for you, science has not yet removed it's head from it's ass so I would not have to much "blind faith" in that either. I'm sure some day it will probably prove itself correct but I don't know that for a fact and either do you, or AT, or the organized religions, or anyone else. Stop worrying about it. Take all that balled up anger and desire to argue and focus it somewhere useful. You are the same as the PMRC and others that don't want the "anti-American" bands on other labels or in their stores. Chill the fuck out. Oh yeah, I know a good amount of vegan Christians and meat loving atheists. I don't really see the connection.
Vincent P.- also a non-Christian vegan, but without all that insane anger about nothing."
There's also a lot of rhetoric floating around too, one example being this "Ra" fellow claiming that "the bible is evil". A book is only good or evil through the interpretations of people who read it. It's pretty easy to sit at a computer and anonymously whine about something, instead of going out into the world and trying to make it better through activism, direct action, or whatever. The fact of the matter is that if people keep thinking and speaking in the terms represented on both sides of this argument all that is going to happen is people are going to continue to stay divided and everything that people like us are fighting against will keep getting stronger and more powerful. Ever heard of tolerance? It means that even though you may not agree with someone you still TOLERATE them because they have a right to their thoughts, beliefs, ideas, words, opinions etc.
I am using my real name on this piece(provided the AT staff doesn't have to censor it for some reason) of writing to show that I'm not afraid to voice my opinions and have people know who I am. I'm not going to hide behind the anonymity of the internet as so many others do. That's it for what will hopefully be my first and last letter on AT.
Peace.Denver B., Canada"
"hey! love the batcast, hate KNIGHTS OF THE NEW CRUSADE. their music is good, their message sucks. i believe in nonviolent freedom of expression and democratic opposition. and i oppose them! i really admire A.T. for carrying their album.peace. michael s."