Snappy repartee on anti-American sentiments

On April 11, 2002, Snappy the Clam wrote a brief and seemingly innocuous weblog post reflecting his opposition to war:

Hilarious Tom Tomorrow on Salon. I don't like war. I don't like the fact that I can't choose to not fund it, and it makes me very nervous when dissent gets called anti-Americanism. Nobody tells me what to think. Period.

Beginning two months later, the entry began attracting comments and trolls, both of which multiplied like mail-order brine shrimp as it climbed up the Google ranks for the question "Why do you hate America?" and other variants. When he finally closed it down last week, 160 comments and more than 30,000 words had been penned in response to his 41-word item.

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"In my view, Conservatives HATE America"


Alot of conservatives hate America.

These conservatives hate America to help the poor.

These conservatives hate America to help the elderly.

These conservatives hate America to help the disabled.

These conservatives hate America to regulate business.

These conservatives hate America to allow unions to represent workers.

These conservatives hate America to keep the environment clean.

These conservatives hate America to help African Americans avoid
discrimination.

These conservatives hate America to stay out of religious prayer in
government.

Yes these conservatives hate America.

These conservatives hate Americans who dissent from this unelected
administrations policies. These conservatives should themselves go to Iraq
where they will have no dissent to deal with.

Your view is itself hateful. Conservatives are much friendlier and committed to human happiness than libs care to address. Libs are hateful of Bush, hateful of God, hateful of religion, hateful of the American heartland, hateful of their own kind, as witnessed by the internecine warfare going on amongst the Democratic presidential 'hopelesses', and especially hateful of American history, which is why they pervert it to suit their political viewpoint.

I am a proud conservative and give a tenth of my meager income to help solve world misery. Liberals only give other people's money.

Seems it's a fairly emotive topic!

To spiral,

Your tithes are NOT going to the cause of solving world misery! They are going to the cause of putting your pastor and his family in the lap of luxury with all its trimmings, while you work all damn day just to keep a roof over your head!

Instead of spending 10% of your income on some crook, donate it to an actual charity!

If you don't know where to start, try the United Way. They are connected to charities serving just about every cause.

I forgot something:

Money can't go into the sky! Think about that the next time you see the collection plate at church.

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