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Ellison to meet with faith leaders in Minneapolis

There are 110 comments on the TwinCities.com story from Feb 1, 2010, titled Ellison to meet with faith leaders in Minneapolis. In it, TwinCities.com reports that:

The first Muslim elected to Congress is meeting today with leaders of faiths including Christianity, Judaism, Islam and other traditions.

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Bright Guy

Saint Paul, MN

#84 Feb 3, 2010
orreljw wrote:
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No need to try harder. I have the facts on my side. You have old republican talking points on yours.
Huh? Who is the old Republican?
Bright Guy

Saint Paul, MN

#85 Feb 3, 2010
orreljw wrote:
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What more of an answer do you need? Every administration has to deal with bad intelligence from time to time. It is what they do with that intelligence that defines them. Bush failed and you want to defend that. Fine. Your wrong. But I am sure you know that.
Ok, let me ask you one more time, sound out the big words, k?
Who tampered with evidence during the Clinton administration that made him believe, so strongly, Saddam had weapons of mass destruction?
Bright Guy

Saint Paul, MN

#86 Feb 3, 2010
orreljw wrote:
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No need to try harder. I have the facts on my side. You have old republican talking points on yours.
Ok, now I see the point of your post, I think it's confusing because I have not mentioned Bush or being a Republican at all so far, the only thing I have asked you is, who doctored reports that led Clinton to be thoroughly convinced, Saddam was building wmd's?
I've asked this same question several times and all I've gotten for a response is some backpedaling, tap-dancing and monosyllabic grunts about defending Bush, which, I have not done.
Wanna try again?
Pete Wendell

Saint Paul, MN

#88 Feb 3, 2010
junior wrote:
This clown is my rep. The only time you hear about him is when he is promoting relgion or traveling overseas for some BS! One and done for this clown!
Wishful thinking. He's got a (D) after his name and he'll only be out of office by his choice.

Since: Apr 09

Twin Cities

#89 Feb 3, 2010
Bright Guy wrote:
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Huh? Who is the old Republican?
You might want to rethink your moniker.

Since: Apr 09

Twin Cities

#90 Feb 3, 2010
Bright Guy wrote:
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Ok, let me ask you one more time, sound out the big words, k?
Who tampered with evidence during the Clinton administration that made him believe, so strongly, Saddam had weapons of mass destruction?
And let me type this slowly so maybe it will sink in to your stupid thick skull. I do not care. That did not cause an international war. That did not bring our economy to the edge of collapse. That did not kill thousands of our soldiers who were lied to, to start that war. What could have possibly happened in the Clinton administration that caused Bush to take his eye off of Bin Laden and change the course of the war to the disaster that is Iraq? I do not know nor care about intelligence during Clinton's term because it was not detrimental like it was to Bush. Even if Clinton did beleive that, he did not go off half cocked and start a war over it. He would have listened to the inspectors and the UN, both of whom said there were longer any WMDs in Iraq (correctly). This report came out long after Clinton was out of office. Why in your little brain are these connected?
Bright Guy

Saint Paul, MN

#91 Feb 3, 2010
orreljw wrote:
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And let me type this slowly so maybe it will sink in to your stupid thick skull. I do not care. That did not cause an international war. That did not bring our economy to the edge of collapse. That did not kill thousands of our soldiers who were lied to, to start that war. What could have possibly happened in the Clinton administration that caused Bush to take his eye off of Bin Laden and change the course of the war to the disaster that is Iraq? I do not know nor care about intelligence during Clinton's term because it was not detrimental like it was to Bush. Even if Clinton did beleive that, he did not go off half cocked and start a war over it. He would have listened to the inspectors and the UN, both of whom said there were longer any WMDs in Iraq (correctly). This report came out long after Clinton was out of office. Why in your little brain are these connected?
Ok, so, no answer to that question, eh? Thought so.
Bright Guy

Saint Paul, MN

#92 Feb 3, 2010
orreljw wrote:
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You might want to rethink your moniker.
No, I'm fine, as long as you and I are different sides of an argument I know I'm on solid ground- solid ground being objective fact-based reasoning as opposed to biased opinion void of fact or logic.
Keep it up champ, you're doing awesome.
Bright Guy

Saint Paul, MN

#94 Feb 3, 2010
K Bar wrote:
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Once again Oral Jay Dub starts a post in the classical neo prog fashion! Grow up, PUNK!
Oral's posts are childlike, just a very simple view of things, he's kind of the Forrest Gump of Topix.

Since: Apr 09

Twin Cities

#95 Feb 3, 2010
Bright Guy wrote:
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Oral's posts are childlike, just a very simple view of things, he's kind of the Forrest Gump of Topix.
You are right, I have let you pull me to your level. Good luck to you.
Bright Guy

Schaumburg, IL

#97 Feb 4, 2010
orreljw wrote:
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You are right, I have let you pull me to your level. Good luck to you.
I didn't realize getting you to think was going to be such a challenge, remember Forrest, life is like a box of chcolates..........

Since: Apr 09

Twin Cities

#98 Feb 4, 2010
Bright Guy wrote:
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I didn't realize getting you to think was going to be such a challenge, remember Forrest, life is like a box of chcolates..........
Again, I really think you need to change your moniker, but then again it fits in with your lie filled political beliefs too. Carry on liar.
Bright Guy

Schaumburg, IL

#99 Feb 4, 2010
orreljw wrote:
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Again, I really think you need to change your moniker, but then again it fits in with your lie filled political beliefs too. Carry on liar.
What are my political beliefs?

Since: Apr 09

Twin Cities

#100 Feb 4, 2010
Bright Guy wrote:
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What are my political beliefs?
I really do not know nor care, but you seem to keep spouting the republican lies! Talk about drinking the kool aid!
Bright Guy

Schaumburg, IL

#101 Feb 4, 2010
orreljw wrote:
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I really do not know nor care, but you seem to keep spouting the republican lies! Talk about drinking the kool aid!
Show me the posts where I was "spouting the republican lies!".
C'mon, go find them and I'll wait here k?
Waiting..........

Since: Sep 08

Minneapolis, MN

#102 Feb 4, 2010
orreljw wrote:
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Again, I really think you need to change your moniker, but then again it fits in with your lie filled political beliefs too. Carry on liar.
You forgot to say "pants on fire".
Steers N Spurs

San Jose, CA

#103 Feb 4, 2010
whats with all the planes going into bldgs for virgins???

“"Tanners Flat" U dummy”

Since: Jan 10

Location hidden

#105 Feb 5, 2010
Bright Guy wrote:
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Ok, now I see the point of your post, I think it's confusing because I have not mentioned Bush or being a Republican at all so far, the only thing I have asked you is, who doctored reports that led Clinton to be thoroughly convinced, Saddam was building wmd's?
I've asked this same question several times and all I've gotten for a response is some backpedaling, tap-dancing and monosyllabic grunts about defending Bush, which, I have not done.
Wanna try again?
your question is irrelevant

clinton didn't launch a full scale military invasion of iraq based on that intelligence

Iraq Survey Group's (ISG) inquiry found Iraq concealed elements of its nuclear program from inspectors after 1991, including the hiding of documents, technology, and attempting to maintain the brain trust of scientists who had earlier worked on the nuclear program; this conclusion echoes the statements made by *Hussein Kamel upon his defection in 1995.*

**In 2004 Jafar Dhia Jafar, former head of Iraq's nuclear agency, announces all weapons programs had been destroyed after 1991**, at which point they had been 2-3 years away from producing a nuclear weapon.

January 2005, Charles Duelfer, chief inspector of the ISG, officially brought the search for weapons of mass destruction in Iraq to a halt. Mr. Duelfer stands by his September 2004 report in which he reported ***no findings of a nuclear weapons program post-1991.***

****Hussein Kamel confirmed what inspectors had been able to ascertain shortly before his defection, that Iraq had operated a biological warfare program prior to the Gulf War****, providing locations for large amounts of undeclared technical documentation. The defection appears to have had a psychological impact in Baghdad due to uncertainty over what Kamel would reveal: soon afterwards, inspectors were invited to revisit weapons sites and new documents were turned over for examination.

In a January 25, 1999 report to the U.N. Security Council, UNSCOM declared that the history of the Iraqi weapons inspections "must be divided into two parts, separated by the events following the departure from Iraq, in August 1995, of Lt. Gen. Hussein Kamel."

*****Hussein Kamel maintained that Iraq had destroyed its weapons of mass destruction and related programs after the end of the first Gulf War.*****
Bright Guy

Schaumburg, IL

#107 Feb 5, 2010
Yellow Star Seed is Back wrote:
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your question is irrelevant
clinton didn't launch a full scale military invasion of iraq based on that intelligence
Iraq Survey Group's (ISG) inquiry found Iraq concealed elements of its nuclear program from inspectors after 1991, including the hiding of documents, technology, and attempting to maintain the brain trust of scientists who had earlier worked on the nuclear program; this conclusion echoes the statements made by *Hussein Kamel upon his defection in 1995.*
**In 2004 Jafar Dhia Jafar, former head of Iraq's nuclear agency, announces all weapons programs had been destroyed after 1991**, at which point they had been 2-3 years away from producing a nuclear weapon.
January 2005, Charles Duelfer, chief inspector of the ISG, officially brought the search for weapons of mass destruction in Iraq to a halt. Mr. Duelfer stands by his September 2004 report in which he reported ***no findings of a nuclear weapons program post-1991.***
**** Hussein Kamel confirmed what inspectors had been able to ascertain shortly before his defection, that Iraq had operated a biological warfare program prior to the Gulf War ****, providing locations for large amounts of undeclared technical documentation. The defection appears to have had a psychological impact in Baghdad due to uncertainty over what Kamel would reveal: soon afterwards, inspectors were invited to revisit weapons sites and new documents were turned over for examination.
In a January 25, 1999 report to the U.N. Security Council, UNSCOM declared that the history of the Iraqi weapons inspections "must be divided into two parts, separated by the events following the departure from Iraq, in August 1995, of Lt. Gen. Hussein Kamel."
*****Hussein Kamel maintained that Iraq had destroyed its weapons of mass destruction and related programs after the end of the first Gulf War.*****
Actually, my question is very relevant, it's you who's irrelevant.
Now run along, the grown ups are talking.
Bright Guy

Schaumburg, IL

#108 Feb 5, 2010
orreljw wrote:
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I really do not know nor care, but you seem to keep spouting the republican lies! Talk about drinking the kool aid!
Still waiting OralGump, anything?

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