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Posts Made By: Joe Lentz

January 22, 2004 03:34 PM Forum: Religion

Latest Zogby Poll

Posted By Joe Lentz

Americans are beginning to wake up; they are getting fed up with the false promises, distortions, incompetence and the growing debt this administration passes off as governing. There is a reason why twice as many Iowans turned out last week as in the last caucus, despite the zero temps. This is a preview of what will happen in November. The reactionaries among us will be eating their words! (more likely they will slink away when no one is watching wink See you cats next week! I'm off to Spokane for the weekend. Have fun!!!!

January 22, 2004 03:47 PM Forum: Religion

Deconstructing Bush's State of the Union Speech

Posted By Joe Lentz

I remember noting this aspect of the speech as I watched:

>>>>The best moments in the speech came from a completely unexpected realm. Bush’s people salted the room with young soldiers resplendent in their uniforms. The cameras flashed to them every time Bush pledged his undying respect for them, and every time he said matters in Iraq are going famously well. The soldiers reacted with dead faces, muted clapping, and about as much enthusiasm as one might find in the waiting room outside a proctology clinic.<<<<

It isn't so easy to fool those who are actually in the trenches...

January 31, 2004 10:47 PM Forum: Religion

Censored at the Super Bowl

Posted By Joe Lentz

Do you think this is censorship, or is CBS within their rights? Think in terms of who controls the flow of information, and how it is done...

February 4, 2004 02:48 PM Forum: Religion

Re: Same Sex Marriages, and John Kerry...

Posted By Joe Lentz

I hope you're wrong about that Micheal, as the issue shouldn't merit enough importance to influence an election. There are matters much more pressing and important.

February 4, 2004 03:17 PM Forum: Religion

Tacitus on Genocide in Rwanda

Posted By Joe Lentz

An excellent and disturbing post. I remember when this happened. Everyone was afraid
to call it genocide. Rwanda was a place we could have intervened and done
some real good, almost a classic opportunity to get involved for humanitarian
reasons... and yet we didn't. There are many who can be blamed for this, but I found
it to be Clinton's greatest failing. Ironic that others found his greatest failing
to be an episode with a blue dress. Humans are so screwed up...
And for the record, GWB also agreed with our hands off policy there, which is
hypocracy in the extreme, given the comparative scale of injustice when weighed against
the humanitarian reasons he gave for Iraq when the WMD excuse started failing.

February 6, 2004 10:38 AM Forum: Religion

Re: Let the scum die, sooner the better...

Posted By Joe Lentz

What Chris N. said. I appreciate Michael's sentiments, but think the realities need some fine tuning.

I will add this: For such a crime, and other crimes of a similarly horrible nature, I have no problem with capital punishment.

February 7, 2004 03:22 PM Forum: Religion

Scalia and Cheney

Posted By Joe Lentz

No big surprise here. Most of us know by now that the US Supreme Court's claim to independence is something of a joke. But Scalia is really a piece of work...

February 9, 2004 01:00 PM Forum: Religion

Freedom of Speech & Assembly

Posted By Joe Lentz

This looks to me like government intimidation. It also smells a little like McCarthyism. I hope we hear more about what's behind this story. In the meantime, don't take your freedoms for granted.,1282,-3720969,00.html

Here's the Fox news link to the same story:,2933,110752,00.html

February 9, 2004 06:27 PM Forum: Religion

Re: This is interesting

Posted By Joe Lentz

BTW, here's a source for more GWB biographical info... for those who care. It's pretty balanced too:

That said, my impressions and opinions of the man are concerned with his performance in the white house, and little else.

BTW, I thought this quote from the americanthinker article in the original link was cute; the last sentence in particular.

>>>>Only time will tell, whether Saddam ever had any WMDs. Their non-existence has not been proven.<<<<

As though that was where the burden of proof should lie. Very amusing...

February 9, 2004 07:00 PM Forum: Religion

More Russert vs. Bush

Posted By Joe Lentz

Personally I though Russert did a good job, even if Bush was more interested in giving
THE speech, than in addressing the questions. It will be interesting to see if Bush
got a bump or not from that interview. I would be surprised if he did. I almost started
feeling sorry for him at one point, he so obviously believes his own mantra.
But I stopped feeling sorry for him as soon as he started to answer the question Russert
asked him about the hundreds of dead, and thousands of wounded american servicemen.
He was so desperately trying to come up with something that sounded genuine.