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TX Governor Candidate Medina: Truther

Discussion in 'BBS Hangout: Debate & Discussion' started by pgabriel, Feb 12, 2010.

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  1. pgabriel

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    Tells Glenn Beck she doesn't have all the evidence to judge if US gov't isn't involved in 9-11

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  2. Depressio

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    I wouldn't take much stock in it, even if she said she was a truther (which she didn't, and then clearly said she wasn't in a statement released later). How does that matter when governing the state of Texas?

    I think it's funny, though, that Beck would get on her for believing that conspiracy, then turn around and create more conspiracies on his show.
     
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    She basically said she hasn't seen all the evidence, so she can't make an informed decision on the issue. How is that being a "truther"? If anything, she's being candidly honest that she doesn't know enough details about the attack (as, I would wager, most of the people in the United States don't) to answer with 100% certainty.

    As Mark Twain said: "It ain't what you don't know that gets you into trouble. It's what you know for sure that just ain't so."
     
  4. pgabriel

    pgabriel Educated Negro

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    pardon me for thinking that any notion that our federal gov't was involved in an attack on its on people is a bit irrational.
     
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    I haven't seen Obama's birth certificate, so I can't be 100% certain he is a citizen.
     
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    Damn Birthers! :grin:
     
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    It's only because of your political affiliations that you give her a pass.
    The idea of the US Govt being involved in the 911 attacks is just ridiculous and extreme. If you dont have a problem of your Governor or any elected official having this view than you seriously need to reevaluate your views.

    -Let me just start off and say I don't know if Medina is a truther or not. I did not watch the show or interview.
     
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    agreed...
    If you have this view it clearly shows you are irrational and should not be governing anything.
     
  9. Rip Van Rocket

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    I think it was silly for her to respond like she did. However, there are a number of people who think that someone from our Gov't was somehow involved in the assassinations of people like JFK, MLK, or Malcolm X. So I'm not surprised there are some people who think there are some unanswered questions about 9-11. I doubt she is a "truther", but her response certainly has brought out all the opportunists.

    Medina should have said that as far as she knows, no one from our Gov't had anything to do with 9-11.
     
  10. Depressio

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    How is this any different than Republicans currently in office claiming Obama isn't a US citizen and/or he's a socialist hell-bent on destroying America?
     
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    Not a very good comparison - completely different era...most people reading this thread weren't even alive or were very young when those events happen. Medina, like most of us, lived through 2001 and should know better.
     
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    A lot of funky **** transpired in the opening minutes of the situation, from after the planes were known to be hijacked up until the end results. Is this indicative of some sort of government conspiracy? Almost certainly not - but I would like to see some answers or accountability for some of the weirder coincidences regardless.
     
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    I don't know what you are talking about, the comparisons are very good. The point is, is that some irrational people are never going to believe the Gov't on certain issues.

    The assassinations of JFK, MLK, and Malcom X are not obscure, little known events. The facts of these events and the many possible conspiracy theories that surround them have been written about in countless news reports, books and movies. It's not like people are unfamiliar with these events.

    Once again, Medina was stupid to say what she said. She has allowed the opportunists to take advantage of her poor choice of words.
     
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    Either that, or maybe her history with Infowars suggests that she actually believes those things.
     
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    I'm not "giving her a pass" at all. I'm not a fan of her "political affiliations" and wouldn't vote for her. I'm just saying she not a "truther". She's not saying the govt. was involved. She's not saying it wasn't involved. She's saying "I don't know". And that, to me, is at least being honest. From a political standpoint, should she have said something different? Yeah, probably. The nattering nabobs of negativism on the right (I'm looking at you, SunsRocketsfan) will gobble this up for lunch and spew buzzwords like "truther" and such, but the simple fact is she answered "I don't know".
     
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    If you think some within the US govt are not above hurting or even killing American citizens to further their goals, then you haven't be paying attention.

    Two words: MK ULTRA.

    Again, I'm not saying that the US govt was involved. I'm not saying it wasn't. I, like millions of Americans, haven't studied the evidence enough.
     
  18. Depressio

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    Truther movement: stupid.
    Birther movement: stupid.
    Obama is a socialist: stupid.
    Obama wants to destroy America: stupid.
    We all die in 2012: stupid.

    Anyone who believes the above is simply naive and gullible to suggestion; the sort of person I don't want running anything I live in or use (Texas, US government, etc.).

    Is Debra Medina one? She was obviously caught off-guard by Beck and responded poorly, but later admitted that she gave a bad response and said that she is definitely not a truther. Should I condemn her for her poor response? Nah, I don't. Beck intimidates a lot of people, so it's not really surprising.

    But being on Alex Jones' shows? That's worrisome.
     
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    Actually it is like people are unfamiliar with the events, insofar as they did not live contemporaneously with the events, and furthermore, due to technological limitations, the historical record of the events is a mere fraction of the record of the events of September 2001.
     
  20. Rip Van Rocket

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    I think you are using a double standard, and I don't agree with that.

    You want to bash crazy 9-11 conspiracy theorists, but defend other crazy conspiracy theorists because it happened a few decades ago. I think your main objective is to just bash Medina. I was just trying to make sense of your nonsense.

    So, are you able to tolerate the crazies who say man never landed on the moon. Remember it happened way back in the dark ages, 1969.
     

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