Originally Posted by KitEKats4Eva!
And I don't need to remind you - as I have done over and over - that I am just as vehemently outspoken about my own country's shortcomings and evils as I am yours. And absolutely I have every right to not identify with a government I did not vote in. That is not being a sore loser, that's just being of a different political persuasion.
Don't worry about it... apparently you're not allowed to speak against the USA regardless of whether you live here or not without being subject to disdainful commentary from flag waving patriots... oh, and if you do live here and don't like what's going on here, and choose to use your freedom of speech and right to dissent... then you're just told snidely to shut up, that you're opinions aren't welcome.. move to Thailand...get out of this country if you don't like it....and are subjected to a litany of mostly unrelated snitty commentary that's simply meant to bash other people.... what a bunch of progandistic bs.
If all the people who disagreed with the US currently left, a lot of that private funding that is being generously given to the other countries would be lost. I've found that *generally*, not always mind you, the people that jump on the "stand for everything the US government does or you don't deserve to be American" bandwagon are generally the ones that scream about how much tax they're paying to social services but don't seem to mind how much goes to fund the military and war. Again, that's not everybody. And Cindy, I haven't ever actually see you say any of that, so I specifically do not mean you here.
Zissou -- voted in is somewhat debatable imo. The democracy is failing miserably. Unfortunately, in this day and age, you *can* say that that was our government, not us, because as it's been so obvious all throughout, nothing short of rioting and throwing a coup is going to get this administration out of office. They don't abide by laws, and they're not running a democracy, they're running a dictatorship. Normally I would be in total agreement with you on this, in fact... I would be if it were *any* other government to date, republican or democrat.
As for Target, while it's an urban legend as to who they're owned by..it would have given me all the more reason to shop there instead of Wal-Mart. But then, I sent a box of pretzels to the white house.