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Obama: Cambridge police acted stupidly *Merged*

Discussion in 'Political Zone' started by JBond, Jul 23, 2009.

  1. Doomsday

    Doomsday Rising Star

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    That is a bit extreme dont you think? I dont come on and say the sky is green, then when 10 other people say no it is blue, come back and say well it is blue but it has a green tint to it.
  2. Rogah

    Rogah Well-Known Member

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    I think that's a bit silly. EVery single one of us has made a stupid statement at one time or another. And when someone makes a stupid statement, what's the best thing to do...?

    A) Stand by the stupid statement and refuse to back down, or
    B) Retract the stupid statement and do the best to make amends

    I see plenty of people in these forums select Option A and I am usually amused at how silly they make themselves look in defending a stupid statement instead of just admitting they were wrong and moving on.
  3. tyke1doe

    tyke1doe Well-Known Member

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    It's not spot-on to you because you want to consider the analogy beyond the context I offered it. No analogy is flawless. One can always misinterpret an analogy if one doesn't listen to or consider the comparison made by the author/originator.

    Second, the issue isn't whether he knew better. The issue is whether the police knew better and whether being the authority, they should have arrested a man because he didn't cooperate with them, even when they saw he was the owner of the house.

    That's why my analogy fits.

    P.S., my sons would know better, just as many other seven-year-olds would. Age isn't the issue. Acceptable behavior is. But that still wouldn't give an adult the right to hit a child, whether the child knew better or not. And let's take this analogy beyond a seven-year-old and make it a 15 year old or even an 17 year old. My argument/analogy would still apply.

    And do I need to link to any number of stories which involve police abusing their authority and power?
    It works both ways.

    Fair enough.
  4. TheCount

    TheCount Pixel Pusher

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    Nah, you say the sky is black, someone else says it's blue and you refuse to even consider that they may be viewing the same sky under different circumstances.
  5. Bob Sacamano

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    it's all about race with you, isn't it?
  6. TheCount

    TheCount Pixel Pusher

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  7. xWraithx

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  8. iceberg

    iceberg nothing is nothing Zone Supporter

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    sounds like something i was writing a long time ago in a lit class far away.

    "have you ever seen a rainbow through someone elses eyes"
  9. xWraithx

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    have you ever seen the color of the wind?


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