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by Bob Doolittle
Wed Feb 12, 2003 2:20 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Anti-War Protests - regular schedule
Replies: 178
Views: 31917

Re: Anti-War Protests - regular schedule

It seems inevitable that those who protest against war will be labeled unpatriotic and other names -- including "Communist." Try this: Yesterday, Osama bin Laden (Remember him? He was the guy G.W.Bush promised to get "dead or alive!) supplied a tape to the Qatar-based Al-Jazeera telev...
by Bob Doolittle
Tue Feb 11, 2003 11:31 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Please Remember
Replies: 58
Views: 14856

Re: Please Remember

Flosum: I've never claimed to be an expert on the military and its treatment of Americans. I simply referred to what various people knowledgeable about such matters -- it is certainly not my area of expertise -- have said. I believe it was Dave who made reference to having seen or heard a similar re...
by Bob Doolittle
Tue Feb 11, 2003 3:23 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Please Remember
Replies: 58
Views: 14856

Re: Please Remember

Gee, FLOSUM, how is it that I can go to the same website and find references to the "Bouquet Papers" which refer to an instance in which, during the French and Indian War, blankets taken from a smallpox ward were given to the Indians in a stated effort to eradicate them? It is true, that t...
by Bob Doolittle
Tue Feb 11, 2003 2:07 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Please Remember
Replies: 58
Views: 14856

Re: Please Remember

DAVE: I wish I could put my hands on a particular text regarding our early "germ warfare" against American Indians -- and the resident expert on treatment of Indians is on sabbatical. Nonetheless, I'll get a reference or two for you. We do speak of a Dept. of DEFENSE. Our military policy h...
by Bob Doolittle
Mon Feb 10, 2003 12:41 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Please Remember
Replies: 58
Views: 14856

Re: Please Remember

DAVE: We may, at last, be getting somewhere. The base issue is that in a new age, when terrorism is our major concern, we have to pick carefully where and how we will conduct our defense activities. There is no question that Iraq possesses some potential hazards to its neighbors in the Middle East a...
by Bob Doolittle
Sun Feb 09, 2003 5:04 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Please Remember
Replies: 58
Views: 14856

Re: Please Remember

I continue to be amazed at how those who disagree with my opposition to an invasion and occupation of Iraq not only want to discredit my opinion and the evidences cited for that opinion -- I have left references in recent days to websites and newspaper pieces readily available to and to those that l...
by Bob Doolittle
Sat Feb 08, 2003 8:40 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Please Remember
Replies: 58
Views: 14856

Re: Please Remember

Well, I guess Dave doesn't want to "raise the bar" of discussion and debate on this message bar given the tenor of his recent posts and his attempt to shift ground from arguing the case for invasion and occupation of Iraq to a question of whether or not Congress and the President agreed to...
by Bob Doolittle
Sat Feb 08, 2003 3:43 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Please Remember
Replies: 58
Views: 14856

Re: Please Remember

Dave is correct concerning Congressional action last fall concerning Iraq. But, of course, that's not the issue and Dave knows it. The issue is simply this: I challenged Dave to a debate in which he would make a case for what he clearly appears to advocate in repeated posts on this site: an invasion...
by Bob Doolittle
Sat Feb 08, 2003 11:49 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Please Remember
Replies: 58
Views: 14856

Re: Please Remember

There he goes again. More evasions from Dave. I'm not talking about opinion. There is, for debate purposes, a very well defined requirement for identifying what constitutes the "status quo." Check any reputable dictionary or any standard text on argumentation and debate. We are not at war;...
by Bob Doolittle
Fri Feb 07, 2003 5:48 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Please Remember
Replies: 58
Views: 14856

Re: Please Remember

Nurse Nell: It's pretty much useless to respond directly to Flosum; it's like playing with a tar baby, you just get dirty and sticky. I won't respond to Flosum and I'll wait for Dave to look up the definition of "status quo" in any dictionary or text on argumentation before I respond to hi...
by Bob Doolittle
Fri Feb 07, 2003 2:47 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Please Remember
Replies: 58
Views: 14856

Re: Please Remember

Wow! And I've been accused of "losing it." Read the post again, folks. Tundra's post argued that it was the UNITED NATIONS that prevented our troops from invading Iraq and eliminating Saddam Hussein during Desert Storm. That is just not factually true. Further, I said that I SUSPECTED that...
by Bob Doolittle
Fri Feb 07, 2003 11:59 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Please Remember
Replies: 58
Views: 14856

Re: Please Remember

TUNDRA: Now the armchair warriors are attempting to re-write history. Former President George H. Bush recently conducted an interview in which he attempted to correct what he felt was a long-standing belief that he alone made the decision to stop the "Desert Storm" operation short of an in...
by Bob Doolittle
Thu Feb 06, 2003 2:07 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Anti-War Protests - regular schedule
Replies: 178
Views: 31917

Re: Anti-War Protests - regular schedule

I've come to the reluctant conclusion that expectations for any kind of intelligent exchange are at best problematical. I have invited an exchange in a debate format that identifies assertions and examines closely the kind(s) of evidence supporting those assertions. Responses have, in my view, range...
by Bob Doolittle
Thu Feb 06, 2003 10:24 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Anti-War Protests - regular schedule
Replies: 178
Views: 31917

Re: Anti-War Protests - regular schedule

Dave, Kerry, and all the rest of you eager for war. The last time I checked war is still a question for the people of this country. Congress gave a much-qualified mandate to the President to go to war if our national security is, indeed, shown to be seriously threatened. The issue has for some time ...
by Bob Doolittle
Wed Feb 05, 2003 6:54 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Anti-War Protests - regular schedule
Replies: 178
Views: 31917

Re: Anti-War Protests - regular schedule

DAVE: Perhaps I gave you more credit for wanting to engage in "raising the bar" for discussion and debate than you are willing to accept. I was assuming, too, that outside of resisting change and reform as a knee-jerk response, that you were willing to make a case suggesting that the statu...
by Bob Doolittle
Wed Feb 05, 2003 4:06 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Anti-War Protests - regular schedule
Replies: 178
Views: 31917

Re: Anti-War Protests - regular schedule

DAVE: I have debated Oxford style as an undergraduate and enjoyed it and obviously survived. Why is it that conservatives always want to take the negative side of virtually any issue? The affirmative typically carries a greater burden of proof since a prima facie case must be established and questio...
by Bob Doolittle
Wed Feb 05, 2003 2:56 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Anti-War Protests - regular schedule
Replies: 178
Views: 31917

Re: Anti-War Protests - regular schedule

FLOSUM: Read Dave's post about the United Nations. DAVE: You are entitled to believe and say anything you like. Accusing me of "not reading well" and given to "flights of fancy" are gratuitous insults that don't surprise me coming from someone with your political and social views...
by Bob Doolittle
Tue Feb 04, 2003 1:41 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Anti-War Protests - regular schedule
Replies: 178
Views: 31917

Re: Anti-War Protests - regular schedule

Flosum and Dave are unhappy with the United Nations. Now that's a familiar position held by conservatives for years. History, of course, has proven that view to be dead wrong. The United States is a willing and avid supporter of the United Nations. George Bush recognizes, even if Flosum and Dave don...
by Bob Doolittle
Mon Feb 03, 2003 7:09 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Anti-War Protests - regular schedule
Replies: 178
Views: 31917

Re: Anti-War Protests - regular schedule

I am amazed and disheartened to read the posts regarding protests against the possibility of war with Iraq. The right to protest is part of what we've fought wars about since the American Revolution. Yet, those whose analysis and conscience lead them to protest are depicted as pacifists, cowards (&q...
by Bob Doolittle
Fri Jan 31, 2003 2:08 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: interest in this forum?
Replies: 18
Views: 6884

Re: interest in this forum?

This will be my last post on this subject. There appear to be a number of misconceptions and misinformation that I will address and then, obviously, there are those who don't see the hazards in war that I see. First, Saddam Hussein is a beast, a truly evil person. But THAT IS NOT NEWS. He was a beas...
by Bob Doolittle
Tue Jan 28, 2003 5:39 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: interest in this forum?
Replies: 18
Views: 6884

Re: interest in this forum?

Flosum: Even if I agreed with your anxious arguments, I'd like you to take a look at two glaring problems. First, you readily admit that there is no "smoking gun," no evidence of the existence of weapons of mass destruction, despite teams of inspectors going all over Iraq -- sometmes visit...
by Bob Doolittle
Mon Jan 27, 2003 3:11 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: interest in this forum?
Replies: 18
Views: 6884

Re: interest in this forum?

Flosum: I'll be happy to contribute. I am very concerned, as are a majority of Americans, with President Bush's headlong push for a war with Iraq. Understand, I have no sympathy for Saddam Hussein; he is a bloody dictator whose demise will be celebrated in Iraq and around the world. That said, I wil...
by Bob Doolittle
Thu Aug 01, 2002 10:33 am
Forum: In Our Opinion
Topic: Must be credence to cougar claims
Replies: 38
Views: 14939

Re: Must be credence to cougar claims

As an alumnus of Penn State, I would suggest that those "cougar" sightings might indeed be the advanced contingent of "Nittany Lions" showing up in Wisconsin in advance of the October 5th meeting in Camp Randall with the Wisconsin Badgers. Perhaps Coach Alvarez should be notified...
by Bob Doolittle
Sun Jul 07, 2002 1:07 pm
Forum: In Our Opinion
Topic: Pow Wow Days
Replies: 10
Views: 4032

Re: Pow Wow Days

I have just returned to Tulsa from Tomahawk where I was fortunate enough to enjoy the best Fourth of July celebration that I know of. The entire community participates. It's not overly crowded, overly-orchestrated, overly expensive nor marred by rowdyism and the loutish behavior that must often be t...
by Bob Doolittle
Fri Mar 08, 2002 1:47 pm
Forum: In Our Opinion
Topic: State budget plan starting to hit home
Replies: 5
Views: 3198

Re: State budget plan starting to hit home

I am truly an outsider on this issue because I do not live in Wisconsin. But I did live in Wisconsin for fifteen years, and I visit the Tomahawk area for extended periods of time each year. Frankly, I am confused by what I read about what is going on. I see stories that my wife's hometown, Beloit, W...

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