In America, atheists are still in the closet

Apr 11, 2012 | Posted by: roboblogger | Full story: Spiked

So do many other interest and identity groups. Complaint is our political lingua franca: it's what Occupiers, Tea Partiers, Wall Street titans, religious and irreligious people share.

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I offered you a beer and a bacon sandwich.
You should try them.
Now I'm all hungry.

Thirsty, too.

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Yep.
Women's rights, black rights, gay rights
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Who exactly are they?
I'm all for "rights". Not sure that "rights" and entitlements are the same thing. I'm mainly concerned by the concept of taxpayer dollars being spent to keep idle, baby-making machines ... well ... idle, baby-making machines. I'm pretty sure there are women, blacks and gays paying into tax system. You would think they would be equally concerned. I think if tax payer dollars are spent addressing this problem, it would be better spent seeing that everyone had access to quality education or something to that effect.

By "Entitlement Generation" I am alluding to the people who make a living by milking the system. None of the schedules, bosses, co-workers, politics, grief, pressure, competition that comes from "making it" in the work-a-day world. All the while thinking they are entitled to do so based upon an accident of birth. I'm worker-poor and the idea of ghetto-rich makes me uncomfortable. I'm not really jealous of people who've earned what they got, however rich and luxurious their lives may be ... good on 'em I say.

I'm sure it's a narrow-minded, over-simplistic view of things, but, it's really all I have time for.

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Of course, for you, Booby, it hasn't turned out well since I have proved to be right and you always wrong.
And you just aren't very clever...
Thank you, Sir ... may I have another?

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I offered you a beer and a bacon sandwich.
You should try them.
Seems to me everyone having a beer and a bacon sandwich would go a long way towards solving most of the World's problems.

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I am responsible for what I said, not for what a confused idiot who has problems reading pretends that I said.
Happy to see you show us all where I said it was an adding machine.
QUOTE ME, Skanque.
PS: there were no electronic computers involved in codebreaking and the enigma. The Colossus (and the more reliable and plentiful and faster) American code breakers were (more correctly) electronic "machines"- they were not programmable, the first true computer being the EIAIC.
That would be ENIAC there Brainiac.

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I'm all for "rights". Not sure that "rights" and entitlements are the same thing. I'm mainly concerned by the concept of taxpayer dollars being spent to keep idle, baby-making machines ..
Relatives of yours, Booby?

Your kind- fat white racists- are in a minority, Booby. Read the Wednesday paper...

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That would be ENIAC there Brainiac.
I 'll put my typing against yours (again) Booby.

You do remember you lost last time?

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Relatives of yours, Booby?
Your kind- fat white racists- are in a minority, Booby. Read the Wednesday paper...
As a minority, I must be entitled to something. A "thank you" would suffice.

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I 'll put my typing against yours (again) Booby.
You do remember you lost last time?
I could not, in good conscience, do that to you. It would be like dueling with an unarmed man.

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As a minority, I must be entitled to something. A "thank you" would suffice.
Check the envelope your food stamps came in.

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Check the envelope your food stamps came in.
Does Elitism and Liberalism set well in the same boat? I think you may capsize.

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Wow, flashback to the 80s .... and 90s ... not old enough to remember the 70s but probably that too.
Every generation is "treated too well" by every previous generation, remember the school up hill both ways? Yeah, seriously, get a new cliche.
Any phrase so dang accurate is liable to risk cliche status. What would you suggest?

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I could not, in good conscience, do that to you. It would be like dueling with an unarmed man.
You do like clichés, Booby.

Old very old clichés.

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You do like clichés, Booby.
Old very old clichés.
I first heard that "dueling with an unarmed man" thing on Marcus Welby MD.

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Any phrase so dang accurate is liable to risk cliche status. What would you suggest?
Stop repeating four hundred year old clichés, Booby.

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I first heard that "dueling with an unarmed man" thing on Marcus Welby MD.
If you were educated, you would know where it came from.

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If you were educated, you would know where it came from.
Okay. Enlighten me.

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Okay. Enlighten me.
Why don't you think about what I just told you and see if you can put two and two together and come up with 400 years and figure it out?

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Courtesy of Bing Translator....
-Church fee in the Swedish Church, formerly a tax (Church tax) is a tax paid by all which belongs to the Swedish Church. It represents a significant part of the financing of the Swedish Church's activities. Church fee goes to the dominant part of the local Assembly's activities. worship, church music, children and youth, who worked with and other Assembly activities, as well as to personnel and property needed for the business. Congregations may also provide funding for the Swedish Church's international work. A significantly smaller portion of Church fee goes to the regional diocese-
it makes a bad translation of avgift

avgift = fee not tax

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Why don't you think about what I just told you and see if you can put two and two together and come up with 400 years and figure it out?
You truly are a basterd. How about Beowulf? That was dragons though ... I give up. Tell me.

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