View Full Version : My Side vs the Other Side, LOL!

08-20-2012, 03:14 PM
This is brilliant.

Here (http://www2.timesdispatch.com/news/rtd-opinion/2012/aug/19/tdopin02-the-wrong-side-absolutely-must-not-win-ar-2138869/) <div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">Quote:</div><div class="ubbcode-body">

The past several weeks have made one thing crystal-clear: Our country faces unmitigated disaster if the Other Side wins.

No reasonably intelligent person can deny this. All you have to do is look at the way the Other Side has been running its campaign. Instead of focusing on the big issues that are important to the American People, it has fired a relentlessly negative barrage of distortions, misrepresentations and flat-out lies.

Just look at the Other Side's latest commercial, which take a perfectly reasonable statement by the candidate for My Side completely out of context to make it seem as if he is saying something nefarious. This just shows you how desperate the Other Side is and how willing it is to mislead the American People.

The Other Side also has been hammering away at My Side to release certain documents that have nothing to do with anything, and making all sorts of outrageous accusations about what might be in them. Meanwhile, the Other Side has stonewalled perfectly reasonable requests to release its own documents that would expose some very embarrassing details if anybody ever found out what was in them. This just shows you what a bunch of hypocrites they are.

Naturally, the media won't report any of this. Major newspapers and cable networks jump all over anything they think will make My Side Look bad. Yet they completely ignore critically important and incredibly relevant information that would be devastating to The Other Side if it could ever be verified.

I will admit the candidates for My Side do make occasional blunders. These usually happen at the end of exhausting 19-hour days and are perfectly understandable. Our leaders are only human, after all. Nevertheless, the Other Side inevitably makes a big fat deal out of these trivial gaffes, while completely ignoring its own candidates' incredibly thoughtless and stupid remarks remarks that reveal the Other Side's true nature, which is genuinely frightening.

My Side has produced a visionary program that will get the economy moving, put the American People back to work, strengthen national security, return fiscal integrity to Washington, and restore our standing in the international community. What does the Other Side have to offer? Nothing but the same old disproven, discredited policies that got us into our current mess in the first place.

Don't take my word for it, though. I recently read about an analysis by an independent, nonpartisan organization that supports My Side. It proves beyond the shadow of a doubt that everything I have been saying about the Other Side was true all along. Of course, the Other Side refuses to acknowledge any of this. It is too busy cranking out so-called studies by so-called experts who are actually nothing but partisan hacks. This just shows you that the Other Side lives in its own little echo chamber and refuses to listen to anyone who has not already drunk its Kool-Aid.

Let's face it: The Other Side is held hostage by a radical, failed ideology. I have been doing some research on the Internet, and I have learned this ideology was developed by a very obscure but nonetheless profoundly influential writer with a strange-sounding name who enjoyed brief celebrity several decades ago. If you look carefully, you can trace nearly all the Other Side's policies for the past half-century back to the writings of this one person.

To be sure, the Other Side also has been influenced by its powerful supporters. These include a reclusive billionaire who has funded a number of organizations far outside the political mainstream; several politicians who have said outrageous things over the years; and an alarmingly large number of completely clueless ordinary Americans who are being used as tools and don't even know it.

These people are really pathetic, too. The other day I saw a YouTube video in which My Side sent an investigator and a cameraman to a rally being held by the Other Side, where the investigator proceeded to ask some real zingers. It was hilarious! First off, the people at the rally wore T-shirts with all kinds of lame messages that they actually thought were really clever. Plus, many of the people who were interviewed were overweight, sweaty, flushed and generally not very attractive. But what was really funny was how stupid they were. There is no way anyone could watch that video and not come away convinced the people on My Side are smarter, and that My Side is therefore right about everything.

Besides, it's clear that the people on the Other Side are driven by mindless anger unlike My Side, which is filled with passionate idealism and righteous indignation. That indignation, I hasten to add, is entirely justified. I have read several articles in publications that support My Side that expose what a truly dangerous group the Other Side is, and how thoroughly committed it is to imposing its radical, failed agenda on the rest of us.

That is why I believe 2012 is, without a doubt, the defining election of our lifetime. The difference between My Side and the Other Side could not be greater. That is why it absolutely must win on November 6.

bhinkle@timesdispatch.com (804) 649-6627 </div></div>

08-20-2012, 05:47 PM
LOL, sad but true.


Gayle in MD
08-20-2012, 07:26 PM
Funny, as a joke that is, but IMO, far from reality.

Here is more than reason enough to never vote for a Republican IMO.


<div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">Quote:</div><div class="ubbcode-body">Rape Victim Reacts To Todd Akin's Comment: Delivering 'Baby Of A Rapist' Is 'Torture'

Anita Law of Jacksonville, Fla., said that she was raped by an acquaintance when she was a 19-year-old student at the University of Maryland and that she got pregnant as a result of the incident. She was too traumatized to go through with the pregnancy, so she walked to a nearby abortion clinic, where she was heckled and verbally assaulted by protesters as she tried to get in the door.

"Rape is so isolating -- it ruined my world for a long time," Law, now 43, said in an interview with The Huffington Post. "If I had had to carry that rapist's baby to term, quite honestly, I might have taken my life."

Law said she couldn't believe her eyes on Sunday when she read that Republican Senate candidate Todd Akin of Missouri declare in an interview that pregnancy from "legitimate rape" is "really rare" because "the female body has ways to try to shut that whole thing down."

"First of all, what is legitimate rape?" she asked. "Whether it's date rape, whether the woman was beaten to a pulp, whether it's a 14 or 15-year old kid carrying her father's child, it doesn't matter. Having to deliver the baby of a rapist -- that's torture."

Another rape survivor in Missouri was so incensed by Akin's comment that she called into St. Louis television station KTVI to share her feelings. "It was like I had been slapped," she told the anchor. "I heard that comment and I just began to shake. I was fit to be tied."

Pregnancies that result from rape are actually not rare. According to a 1996 study by The Medical University of South Carolina, about 5 percent of rape victims of reproductive age become pregnant from the assault, adding up to about 32,000 pregnancies each year. "Rape-related pregnancy occurs with significant frequency," the study concluded.

Mitt Romney immediately distanced himself from Akin's comment, announcing in a statement on Sunday night that he supports abortion in cases of rape. But Romney's running mate, Rep. Paul Ryan (R-Wis.), has stated that abortion should only be legal in cases where the life of the mother is at risk. Ryan co-sponsored a fetal personhood bill that would effectively criminalize abortions without an exception for rape victims.

Republicans in Congress and in state legislatures have made a serious effort over the past couple of years to outlaw abortion in cases of rape, to prevent low-income rape and incest victims from using Medicaid to pay for their abortions, and to narrow the definition of rape to only include "forcible" rape. Rep. Trent Franks (R-Ariz.) recently authored a bill that would ban abortions in Washington, D.C., without an exception for rape victims, and the House Judiciary Committee approved it.

Idaho state Sen. Chuck Winder (R) recently justified his opposition to abortion in cases of rape by questioning whether women really know what rape is.

"I would hope that when a woman goes in to a physician with a rape issue, that physician will indeed ask her about perhaps her marriage, was this pregnancy caused by normal relations in a marriage or was it truly caused by a rape," he told colleagues during a debate over an anti-abortion bill. "I assume that's part of the counseling that goes on.

Law, who studied criminology at Maryland and worked in the criminal justice system for 14 years after her sexual assault, said she has helped a handful of rape victims who have become pregnant as a result. Akin's comment, she said, is "a perfect example of why male politicians shouldn't be legislating women's bodies."

"There is so much shame and so much societal guilt that's already placed on women around the issue of rape," she said. "Eventually, we'll evolve enough to recognize that a woman's body is sacred, and that all decisions should be hers alone."


32,101 women become pregnant resulting from rape every year according to the journal of American Obstetrics and gynecology, in 1996!

The House GOP's Plan to Redefine Rape...
Drugged, raped, and pregnant? Too bad. Republicans are pushing to limit rape and incest cases eligible for government abortion funding.


08-21-2012, 10:57 AM
The part that's true is that both sides may very well have exactly this view-- that the Other Side's win (whichever other side that is) will doom the country if not the world to... poverty, collapse, destruction, etc.

That it so exactly mirrors itself so that it can be expressed in this neutral way that applies to both sides is the art of this satirical piece, and a true insight.

I don't disagree with those on My Side who might think this, and I also see that the Other Side probably agrees.

We all may agree with this, just reversing out the My Side/Other Side stylings.

Gayle in MD
08-21-2012, 11:12 AM
No question it is quite good. A funny and interesting piece... /forums/images/%%GRAEMLIN_URL%%/wink.gif