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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Jan 3, 2013
 
straa wrote:
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Little man syndrome is little Dick syndrome you dumbass
" little man syndrome

A man, small in stature, who attempts to overcome the way he believes other people perceive him (as a diminuative character) by 1) attaching himself to authority figures, 2) trying to manipulate himself into positions of control, 3) migrating toward positions of leadership, and 4) having a fairly volatile temper. "
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In 1814 we took a little trip
Along with Colonel Jackson down the mighty Mississip.
We took a little bacon and we took a little beans
And we caught the bloody British in the town of New Orleans.
[Chorus:]
We fired our guns and the British kept a'comin.
There wasn't nigh as many as there was a while ago.
We fired once more and they began to runnin' on
Down the Mississippi to the Gulf of Mexico.
We looked down the river and we see'd the British come.
And there must have been a hundred of'em beatin' on the drum.
They stepped so high and they made the bugles ring.
We stood by our cotton bales and didn't say a thing.
[Chorus]
Old Hickory said we could take 'em by surprise
If we didn't fire our muskets 'til we looked 'em in the eye
We held our fire 'til we see'd their faces well.
Then we opened up with squirrel guns and really gave 'em ... well
[Chorus]
Yeah, they ran through the briars and they ran through the brambles
And they ran through the bushes where a rabbit couldn't go.
They ran so fast that the hounds couldn't catch 'em
Down the Mississippi to the Gulf of Mexico.**
We fired our cannon 'til the barrel melted down.
So we grabbed an alligator and we fought another round.
We filled his head with cannon balls, and powdered his behind
And when we touched the powder off, the gator lost his mind.
[Chorus]
Yeah, they ran through the briars and they ran through the brambles
And they ran through the bushes where a rabbit couldn't go.
They ran so fast that the hounds couldn't catch 'em
Down the Mississippi to the Gulf of Mexico.**
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Great song, is that what the American soldiers were singing as they were running away as fast as they could crying, those naughty British soldiers making you cry, I'm so sorry the war turned out to be such a disaster for America
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Jan 3, 2013
 
The war of 1812 was such a big defeat for america, a victory for britain, but it was just a small war for britain, not even important, we kicked your assess but most brits have never even heard of it, thats what happens when your country has such a huge success at winning wars like Britain does, 1812 was just another British victory, like all the others, so we didn't write any songs about it LOL, obviously it meant more to america as only an american would write a song about a war that they lost LOL, hahaha

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It controls the English language.
And the Kingdom of Sweden is a monarchy.
Democracy!

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Great song, is that what the American soldiers were singing as they were running away as fast
The Americans slaughtered the British at New Orleans.

You see, Packy, no one here has to make you accept facts, only to hold up what you say for ridicule.

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The British chose New Orleans as their last possible objective. They ruled out a water assault on New Orleans and instead chose to mount a ground assault. They anchored their ships at Pea River in the mouth of the Mississippi. Guarding the entry to the River were five American gunboats. Their 29 guns and 145 were no match for the 45 British barges manned by 1200 men with 43 guns. The American ships gave General Jackson, the commander of American forces in New Orleans, additional time to prepare the defenses of the city. The British forces went ashore at the mouth of the Bayou Bienvenu unopposed. An advance guard of 1500 men moved forward and captured the Viillere plantation. One of the American officers managed to escape and get to New Orleans to warn Jackson. Jackson ordered an attack on the British positions. He sent a 14-gun schooner downriver to bombard the British positions, while at the same time ordered General John Caffee to attack the British and try to halt their soldiers on the river. The Americans had some initial success, but ultimately the British lines held. Jackson called off the attack and his men withdrew to defensive positions along the Rodriguez Canal. This ended the first part of the battle.

The two sides then spent two weeks preparing their positions for future battle. The British received a new commander Lieutenant General Sir Edward Pakenham. Pakenham was not happy with lack of British progress. He developed a complicated plan that involved an attack on both banks of the river; however, crossing the river was more difficult than initially envisioned. It was not until January 8, that a force could dispatch. In the meantime General Pakenham prepared for a direct assault on the center of Americans lines. General Jackson and his men were ready with well-prepared defensive positions of 4,000 men and well position cannons.

At the last minute Jackson positioned his reserve troops at the exact spot the British were planning to aim their assault. As dawn broke, the British began their assault. The British soldiers gallantly attacked, but the Americans were too prepared and their artillery wreaked havoc on the advancing British. General Pakenham tried to rally his men and continue the assault despite the fact that two horses were shot out from under him and he was wounded. Eventually he was mortally wounded and died on the battlefield. Within an hour the battle was over.

Three British generals and eight colonels were among the 251 British killed. 1,259 were wounded and 484 were missing in the battle. The Americans lost a total of 11 men and 23 wounded. It was the greatest American victory of the war and it was against the finest of the British army.

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straa wrote:
The war of 1812 was such a big defeat for america,
~stomp stomp stomp~

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War of 1812 Overview
The War of 1812 was fought from 1812 to 1815 between the United States and Great Britain. Stemming from trade disputes, impressment, and affronts to the US' national honor, the fighting raged at sea, along the Canadian border, as well as around Washington and New Orleans. Settled by the Treaty of Ghent, the war was largely a draw with a return to state quo ante bellum.
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America got their assess totally kicked by a small British deployment, and Washington was burned while American cowards ran away
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The war of 1812 started because america thought that Britain was too busy fighting the napoleonic wars and would not bother to defend Canada, so America, being the cowards that they were, waited untill britain was involved in a huge european war, and then invaded canada, but America, being inferiour soldiers, were still beaten by the small number of soldiets that britain sent to defend canada, Washington was burned, america was blockaded untill their economy and dollar collapsed, and they had to come and beg at britains feet to be allowed to use british currency, America were never again stipid enough to attack Canada, I think that about sums up the war of 1812, don't you batty boy

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straa wrote:
America got their assess totally kicked by a small British deployment
What color is the sky in your universe, Packy?

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Jan 3, 2013
 
straa wrote:
The war of 1812 started because
Because British ships were stopping American ships on the high seas and impressing thousands of American sailors, blocking American trade with France, and because the British were paying American natives to attack and harass (even paying bounties for scalps) of Americans in the Great Lakes (Lake Heron) area..

This stopped with the Treat of Ghent.

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straa wrote:
Britain was too busy fighting the napoleonic wars
Yes, it seems that Great Britain could not get along with anyone.

Poor Packy keeps forgetting that Great Britain wasn't too busy to stop American ships on the high seas and kidnap American sailors.

I wonder how long it would have taken Great Britain to declare war on US or any other country that stopped one of its ships on the high seas?

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I think that about sums up the war of 1812, don't you batty boy
I think the Treat of Ghent sums up the War of 1812 which declared a tie.

That in the real universe.

The icing on the cake was the royal ass kicking in the Battle of New Orleans, which happened two weeks AFTER the treaty was signed.

The US lost no territory, and Great Britain stopped those acts of war on the high seas.

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straa wrote:
Washington was burned,
Americans counteracted at Washing and the British did what they did best: beat a hasty retreat.

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America were never again stipid enough to attack
America were never stipid, eh, Packy?

There was no need to attack our neighbors, Packy, we've gotten along fine for 200 years.

How 'bout Great Britain?
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#45756
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America got their assess kicked IN THEIR OWN COUNTRY, America did what they always do, retreated, ran away, it was the biggest retreat in American history
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The fact remains that a much bigger American army got their assess handed to them, in their own country, by a numerically much smaller British contingent, so one British soldier equals ten American soldiers, that sounds about right, the only thing worse than defeat, is being defeated in your own country, sucks to be you hey
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Yes, it seems that Great Britain could not get along with anyone.
Poor Packy keeps forgetting that Great Britain wasn't too busy to stop American ships on the high seas and kidnap American sailors.
I wonder how long it would have taken Great Britain to declare war on US or any other country that stopped one of its ships on the high seas?
Most of the sailors Britain took were born in Britain, not America, and Britain was only stopping trace between USA and France, no one else, napoleon had to be stopped, no one else was able to stop him so Britain did what it had to for the good of Europe, America shouldn't have been trading with France anyway

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America were never stipid, eh, Packy?
There was no need to attack our neighbors, Packy, we've gotten along fine for 200 years.
How 'bout Great Britain?
nationalism is the refuse of the man who has nothing of his own to be proud of.

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America got their assess kicked IN THEIR OWN COUNTRY
Great Britain got their azzes kicked in their own country.

Americans threw them out in 1776, and threw them out again in 1812.

All of Great Britain can fit in one of our states- as a matter of fact, Packy, ELEVEN of our states are larger.

The United Kingdom is **LUCKY** to have an ally like the USA.

We saved "your" azzes out of two life or death jams.

We certainly don't need you.

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Most of the sailors Britain took were born in Britain
Where were you born, PACKY?

And we already know you to be a m/f c/s liar, thanks for posting proof yet again.

Great Britain impressed sailors whenever it felt short of sailors- they started in their own country, and then went to countries that it thought wouldn't be able to fight back.

Like the US.

It was wrong.

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