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Time for the Brotherhood to lay a smackdown

Discussion in 'The Lounge' started by k20, Jan 19, 2007.

  1. k20

    k20 3/4 ton status

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    originally posted on http://www.nc4x4.com/forums/showthread.php?t=19263

    Now, if you go to discount-mats, I think we should all request a sample, that aughta lay a hurt to em
     
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    wow, what a jackass
     
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    chevyfumes Court jester

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    No chit what a dickhead...:crazy:
     
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    I'll do my civic duty and be sure that their email address receives plenty of correspondance of the unsolicited variety. Hot stocks, canadian drug stores and pre-approved mortgages.

    My mail servers are burdened with about a million junk messages a week. I can point the firehose elsewhere if so inclined as opposed to just trashing them.

    I have no problem stating my belief that the American people were mislead and went to war perhaps when we should not have but I will always shake the hand of any serviceman I encounter, thank them and mean it. :bow: I could be wrong and it's not my place to criticize our soldiers for a decision they did not make.
     
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    thats messed up
     
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    cbbr 1 ton status GMOTM Winner

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    ^^ what he said.
     
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    this needs to go to pirate, but make sure it is for real first
     
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    jekbrown I am CK5 Premium Member GMOTM Winner Author

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    Here is a sample letter that people can simply cut/paste so things are easier for everyone involved....



    Dear Discount-Mats.com,

    as a strong supporter of our fighting men and women currently stationed in Iraq, I'd like to respond to the recent insulting email you sent to our brother in arms Sgt. Hess of the 1st Cav Div.

    EAT ****, **** OFF and DIE. (strong message to follow)

    Sincerely,

    <your name here>, a real American




    sound good? works for me.

    j
     
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    i tired to find discount mats website, but i could not find it
     
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    i just sent a test email to see if the address comes up valid...
     
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    jekbrown I am CK5 Premium Member GMOTM Winner Author

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    all signs suggest that it happened. Man, what world class assholes.

    j
     
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    sent them a e-mail
     
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    Message sent!:D
     
  16. dremu

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    Can I just say, as a member of the paranoid agnostic left that you-all fear so much, that, well, that's bull.

    Whether or I not I believe our troops should be in Iraq should not affect how I treat them; they deserve our respect for doing what *they* believe in, even if it's not what I believe.

    That's bull. Rather than spamming these guys, I say we just write them letters and say "You are letting your personal feelings (1) get in the way of business and (2) make you look like idiots."

    This is America, meaning we have the right to do what we believe in ... and yeah, there's free speech, which gives people the right to be idiots. :(

    So flipside, how about the landscaping company in Texas or wherever that refused the lesbian couple? (No jokes about mowing the lawn, guys!)

    -- A
     
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    apples to oranges man. true, the military did choose that career path on their own free will. what they didnt choose was the mission, and that's what they're being ridiculed for.

    in the case of the lesbians, they chose to be lesbians. end of story. nobody said "you're assigned to box munching duties for the next 9-12 months".

    HUGE diffference
     
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    dremu Officious Thread Derailer Premium Member

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    Don't get wrong -- I'm with you in that the ridiculing is stupid.

    Eh. There are those -- and me not being one, I couldna say for certain -- that say that such things are innate and not "chosen."

    I figgered you'd find a difference. :rolleyes:

    -- A
     
  19. jekbrown

    jekbrown I am CK5 Premium Member GMOTM Winner Author

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    Freedom of speech is fine... they used theirs... and I used mine. The flip side of freedom is responsibility. They shot their mouth off in a way that will piss a lot of people off... now they get to "pay the price" for it when people vote with their wallets. Sorta like the Dixie Chicks. They have all the right in the world to talk smack... and their fans have all the right in the world to kick them to the curb.

    Having the right to say something doesn't mean you are right/correct/accurate/moral either. I could stand around in public squares and spew Mein Kampf stuff all day... it would be freedom of speech. It would also be a disgusting display of filth and worthy of a good smack down... there would be absolutely NO value to that kind of display. Absolutely nothing good can come from it. Nada, zero, zilch. That is why I have no problem describing Germany as a free (politically anyway) nation... even though the Nazi Party has been banned by law. Ideals of Liberty aside, some things should be suppressed.

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    Amen. That's the thing that irks me most about free speech -- people have the right to be idiots.

    I figger it boils down to this: There's a line between free speech, and being polite, decent folk.

    And this mat company has made it clear which side of the line they're on. Dorks.

    -- A
     

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