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Old 22 March 2016, 05:42 PM
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Jaded Ted Cruz calls for police to 'patrol and secure Muslim neighborhoods' after Brussels

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"We need to empower law enforcement to patrol and secure Muslim neighborhoods before they become radicalized," Cruz said in a statement Tuesday morning.
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Old 22 March 2016, 05:44 PM
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Forget it Ted, the racist, anti-Muslim ship has sailed and Trump is its captain.

ETA: Given that a few terrorists with good planning skills can pull off lethal attacks, wouldn't countries with "significant" populations of ISIL or Al Qaeda members be all countries?

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Old 22 March 2016, 06:21 PM
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"We need to empower law enforcement to patrol and secure Muslim neighborhoods before they become radicalized," Cruz said in a statement Tuesday morning.
So he's acknowledging that they're not radicalized now?


-- I don't suppose it's occured to him that attempts to "secure" such neighborhoods would increase the chances of their radicalization rather than diminish them? Or does he not care, so long as he's got an enemy to point at?
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Old 22 March 2016, 07:59 PM
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When I first saw the reports of the attack this morning (my local time), one of my first thoughts was that today is an election and this will help Trump.
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Old 22 March 2016, 08:16 PM
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Sounds like that was Cruz's first thought, too.
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Old 22 March 2016, 09:34 PM
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When I saw the headline, I thought, "how nice, he's concerned about reprisal attacks and wants to protect the Muslims there". But it's a case of - same sh*t, different ash*ole.
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Old 22 March 2016, 09:35 PM
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When I saw the headline, I thought, "how nice, he's concerned about reprisal attacks and wants to protect the Muslims there". But it's a case of - same sh*t, different ash*ole.
I wish I could have been so optimistic. I knew exactly what he meant when I saw the headline.
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Old 23 March 2016, 12:50 AM
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So are the GOP candidates' proposals now sufficiently Hitler-ish enough that we can call them out on being Hitler-ish without coming across as a bunch of overreacting whiners?

I used to say this about Trump, but I think it's applicable to any GOP candidate: even if they were to advocate and actually devour a live baby on camera in full view of its terrified mother, they would still have legions of supporters, who would be dismayed by people being outraged over this. I mean, that baby was no angel; it never worked a day in its life and it regularly sucked on a woman's nipples and messed its own pants, thus proving it's clearly a deviant.
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Old 23 March 2016, 03:12 AM
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And how would we ascertain "Muslim neighborhoods"? Go door to door, looking for women in hijab? Asking what religion they are at each apartment/house? How many Muslims must live in a certain area to give it the status of "Muslim neighborhood"? Just...no.

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Old 23 March 2016, 05:41 AM
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And how would we ascertain "Muslim neighborhoods"? Go door to door, looking for women in hijab? Asking what religion they are at each apartment/house? How many Muslims must live in a certain area to give it the status of "Muslim neighborhood"? Just...no.

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Simple racist logic. Muslim=Arabic or Persian-looking.
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Old 23 March 2016, 12:18 PM
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I hope the Onion does an article about police patroling GOP neighborhoods for radicalization.
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Old 23 March 2016, 12:42 PM
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Simple racist logic. Muslim=Arabic or Persian-looking.
Or turbans. Muslims wear turbans right? Ahhhh, what does it matter... people who wear turbans are brown, Muslims are brown. Might as well include them, too, just to be safe.
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Old 23 March 2016, 01:50 PM
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Or turbans. Muslims wear turbans right? Ahhhh, what does it matter... people who wear turbans are brown, Muslims are brown. Might as well include them, too, just to be safe.
So here's a trick, hide your turban under a 10 gallon hat!
No one who wears a cowboy hat that big could be a radical!!

Look at the Malheur occupation. They were just "Good Ol' Boys", not any kind of terrorist at all!

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Old 23 March 2016, 04:07 PM
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And how would we ascertain "Muslim neighborhoods"?
Good point. Before we can implement the measure Cruz suggests, we'll need to relocate our Muslim population to dwell exclusively in certain neighborhoods. I understand that tactic has been used quite effectively in the past.
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Old 23 March 2016, 06:25 PM
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If Mr. Cruz really does believe that it's ok to paint all people of the same race, religion, or ethnicity with the same brush, then...

You know Cubans are communists, and communism is a threat to the American way of life. Another thing we need to do is keep a close eye on Cuban refugees and immigrants. Dangerous folk, those Cubans. Even when they come here by way of Canada...

*ahem*
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Some people even think that with our attitudes on health care, social safety networks, and gun control that we too are communists.
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I understand that tactic has been used quite effectively in the past.
Warsaw comes to mind...
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Old 24 March 2016, 04:16 AM
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The idea reminds me of Operation Banner in Northern Ireland even if the situation is quite different. (Now I have an Elvis Costello's Oliver's Army ear worm.)
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Some people even think that with our attitudes on health care, social safety networks, and gun control that we too are communists.
I thought you guys were Socialists!
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Old 24 March 2016, 04:39 PM
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Socialism is communism that you vote for.
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