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The College Republicans are not paying attention to you, short guy.

Posted by Still not tall | October 20, 2007 2:37 PM
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@1,

Your comment is irrelevant. If you don't like Josh Feit for some personal reason that's fine, but the rest of us couldn't care less about your obsession with Josh's appearance.

If you've got a point to make about his post make it.

But the 7th-grade name calling is really odd.

Posted by L. Cervenkov | October 20, 2007 2:53 PM
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We've wasted more than that. And college Republicans are too busy with date rape and economic debate to waste any time with this.

Posted by Mr. Poe | October 20, 2007 3:02 PM
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haha, I am working for these guys for the Thursday event on 10/25. However, I am IN NO WAY affiliated with the UW republicans.

I run AV stuff/watch over events at the UW for rented out events in the classrooms (see- NOT a paid prop 1 propagandist.) VOTE YES

Michael Medved. He's the speaker on the 25th, and will probably draw a good amount of protesters. Exciting stuff for what is usually an extremely low key job.

Posted by Cale | October 20, 2007 3:03 PM
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someone needs to get the army recruiters to show up...

google operation yellow elephant

Posted by bing | October 20, 2007 3:24 PM
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Send more American troops to Western Pakistan. Brilliant. Fight the good fight to keep the fascists from winning over the, uh, military dictatorship. That will go over well. Surely it would reduce anti-Americanism in the region and make us safer. And since it's islamo-fascism, that's just like we're fighting Hitler all over again, right? We can't lose! Josh, when are you enlisting?

Posted by Trevor | October 20, 2007 3:28 PM
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Well, let's see, are they using the bullshit term Islamofascism? Well, they're a bunch of fucking racists then, and we don't have to pay any attention to anything else they're allegedly saying. Case closed.

Posted by The Baron | October 20, 2007 5:18 PM
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Right on, Baron person.

There was a time when certain people thought invading Iraq was a great way to stop "Islamo-Fascism." Hitchens. Sullivan. Savage.

I'm not sure that the only defect in that way of thinking was that they aimed at the wrong country. Or carried out the war incompetently.

The neocons had an overall failure: misunderstanding what the problem actually is, foolishly invading Iraq, occupying it disastrously, and imagining there is a giant bugaboo they named "Islamo-Fascism." If you are a believer in this bugaboo, then the invasion of Iraq is a fairly logical conclusion to arrive at.

Or to put it another way: if you believe that such a thing as "Islamo-Fascism" exists, and that we can wage war against it, then you're approximately as smart as a College Republican.

Yeah. I know.

Posted by elenchos | October 20, 2007 6:03 PM
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Indeed, that should be their goal, but George W. Bush has turned the GOP into a cult of personality to rival Lyndon LaRouche.

Posted by Gitai | October 20, 2007 7:10 PM
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Muslims around the world are required(sic)to declare war on anyone who has not sworn the "Oath". Check it out for yourself. There cannot be a moderate Muslim. To be anything else is not to be Muslim, you are an apostate.

And they have made clear that:
The goal of the Muslim jihad is world domination
The Muslim Jihad demands the suppression of all Infidels
The Muslim Jihad is a war against Women
The Muslim Jihad is a war against Gays
The Muslim Jihad is a war against Christians
The Muslim Jihad is a war against Jews
The Muslim Jihad is a war against non-religious people.

I would suggest you spend a few moments reading a short explanation of the real nature of Islam titled "Islam Undressed.

Posted by Kermit | October 21, 2007 2:46 PM
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"they using the bullshit term Islamofascism? Well, they're a bunch of fucking racists then.."

Yawn. Typical- "I don't like what you are saying therefore you are (fill inn the blank)". There are many european Muslims- Islam is not a race. While I don't agree with 99% of what Republican groups promote nor do I think this event offers fact rather than propoganda they still have every right to voice their opinion. When events are labeled racist 99% of the time its jsut a way for people to try and censor what they don't want to hear. I say tough shit. I've had to listen to enough bullshit in my day from many college groups that made my blood boil, why do some people think they shouldn't also?

Posted by jane doe | October 21, 2007 2:52 PM
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So when's Christo-Fascism Awareness Week?

Posted by Irena | October 21, 2007 3:17 PM
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I'm got nothing to add other than Josh nailed it. The war in Iraq has little or nothing to do with a war against Islamo-fascism.

Posted by Peter | October 21, 2007 9:23 PM
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oh lord the UW college republicans again...you see this is their yearly outrageous stunt to get publicity, which then they use use to get donations. it's cynical and it works. in the past we had the minority bake sale, pro-war rally. they had been losing momentum for a while so it looks like they got the scream machine back on track. its not about the war, iraq, but $$ for their budget.

Posted by Jiberish | October 22, 2007 4:18 PM
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As a Jew I am offended by the religion of Islam and of pervert Christianity. Islam and Christianity are both religions of fascism.

Judaism is a religion of truth and justice. Jews have never done anything as bad a the muslims and Christians have done. Islamo-fascism is an accurate label. Dan Savage was one of the first writers to use Islamo-Fascism in print that's why I love Dan Savage so much. The Stranger has been pro-Jewish, anti-muslim and anti-Christian while all the other papers flip-flopped. The Stranger and Portland Mercury are the best Jewish newspapers in the Pacific Northwest.

Posted by Issur | October 22, 2007 4:37 PM
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The term "Islamo-fascism was coined by -gasp- islamics who were being slaughtered by fellow Muslims in Africa. It was used to describe the attackers who were self titled "Al-quaida". it is a very accurate term for a very real threat. The dilemma for anyone who knows just what true adherence to the Koran requires, has to see Islamo-fascism as a very real fruit of purely defined Islamic beliefs. This is what makes it so dangerous. You see in Islam it is forbidden to object to or critisize a fellow muslim-no matter what,especially to an infidel such as you or I. What is so disturbing are the rants and knee-jerk opinions of those who choose to either not educate themselves or purposefully ignore the obvious truth-Islam is in opposition to democracy. Islamics who live in and enjoy America are influenced by our judeo-christian heritage of the concept of free-will, and inherent rights-something in direct opposition to Islamic teachings. They are "gradualists" who actually desire an eventual Caliphate based on Sharia law-they just arent being violent about it. However, they do support their more violent and committed brothers. If they say otherwise they are liars and for anyone who knows the Koran-this is an acceptable thing to do to infidels in order to bring about an Islamic rule. Death, deceit, and oppression are indeed the fruits of pure islam. Dilute Islam such as in America is only temporary. True Muslims WILL have to choose either freedom and Democracy with all its Koranic violations or fight for Islam which means "Submission".

Posted by carol | October 28, 2007 9:07 PM

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