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(Guardian)   Residents of Michigan town don't want it turned into Guantanamo North to make money: "We don't want the rock stars of the jihad here. I'm a Christian conservative just like Sarah Palin. We don't want terrorists here"   (guardian.co.uk) divider line 516
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2009-11-27 09:11:21 PM
Okay Standish. You're just going to have to be okay with tourists stopping for gas in May-August on their way to Tawas or Alpena.

Have a good time.
 
2009-11-27 09:17:05 PM
What about a jihad of rock stars?
 
2009-11-27 09:27:03 PM
Guy looks old enough to be relying on his Social Security check and Medicare coverage that my taxes are paying for. Wonder what his Palin-esque values say about sucking the government teat?
 
2009-11-27 09:32:03 PM
Standish isn't exactly a hotbed of rational thinkers. It has a seriously inbred vibe to it, as you can imagine.
 
2009-11-27 10:00:41 PM
These people are always so scared. Must suck to be them.
 
2009-11-27 10:11:39 PM
They say that like they can't buy all the guns and ammo they want.
 
2009-11-27 10:58:06 PM
www.adoptionblogs.com
 
2009-11-27 11:03:41 PM
bring them here, i could use a job
 
2009-11-27 11:04:07 PM
Marcus Aurelius: They say that like they can't buy all the guns and ammo they want.

For such rugged and self-reliant people with all of their guns and Bibles, you'd think they could handle a handful of shackled, bearded goat-herders.

/America is the strongest, greatest, bestest nation that ever lived!
//Trying terrorists in open court will destroy our country, just like homosexuality and Hollywood


/Go be scared somewhere else
 
2009-11-27 11:38:18 PM
If the Feds had offered 50 to 100 million to build a high security prison in, say, Wassila AK to house the terrorists, Sarah Palin would have been all over them like sweat on a hot horse.


/Mmmmm... sexy.
 
2009-11-27 11:43:14 PM
The REAL reason they object is because a Democratic President decided to do so. The fact that our President is an African-American has nothing to do with it.

/img1.fark.net
 
2009-11-27 11:43:25 PM
oldebayer: Sarah Palin would have been all over them like sweat on a hot horse

Gets pretty lonely round here with nothing 'cept me and some gators. I'm gonna go get me some of that city hot horse.

/ good fishin' round here
 
2009-11-27 11:48:21 PM
*yaaawn*
*streeeetch*

How was everyone's turkey? good? Anyone pass out in the mashed potatoes? Get touched inappropriately by an uncle?


Oh...we're still desperately afraid of a bunch of criminals who are locked in cell 23 1/2 hour per day?


Pussies.
 
2009-11-27 11:58:30 PM
40below: good fishin' round here

I've been meaning to ask: are you 40below Fahrenheit, or 40below Centigrade? Not that this makes any difference. Or maybe it's sea level?
 
2009-11-28 12:04:59 AM
Just a nick I took years ago. I was living in a town way above the Arctic circle when a website prompted me to choose a user name and that was the temp on the thermometer hanging outside the window that February morning.
 
2009-11-28 12:06:54 AM
40below: I was living in a town way above the Arctic circle

...are you a penguin???
 
2009-11-28 12:12:41 AM
40below: that was the temp on the thermometer hanging outside the window that February morning.

So, was in in Fahrenheit or Centigrade?

/Again, not that it makes a difference. I'm just testing my sobriety by typing out "Fahrenheit" and "Centigrade."

//I have a very sticky keyboard, and none of the farkers who owe me a new one have come through.
 
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2009-11-28 12:17:29 AM
oldebayer: So, was in in Fahrenheit or Centigrade?

Yes.
 
2009-11-28 12:20:50 AM
I'm gonna start a rock band called the Rockstars of Jihad. My guitar will be a live RPG with strings attached. At the end of the show, part of the crowd gets it.
 
2009-11-28 12:32:46 AM
FTA: "We'll become a soft target. The jihadists will come here and kill us. Why would we do that to our children? Gitmo right now supposedly has this horrible image in the world ... I personally don't care if they don't like us or not. I just don't. That being said, if Guantánamo is this horrible, awful symbol of the United States, does bringing them to Standish, Michigan, change that? No. Standish, Michigan, has the horrible, awful image because we now have the detainees."

I pray to God that this person is a very tiny, tidy bitty representation of Standish, Michigan residents.

/I find your lack of backbone ... distributing.
 
2009-11-28 12:34:07 AM
Crap, that was "disturbing" not "distributing."

/Washed my hands earlier ...
//Can't do a damned thing with them since.
 
2009-11-28 01:01:06 AM
Fark It: For such rugged and self-reliant people with all of their guns and Bibles, you'd think they could handle a handful of shackled, bearded goat-herders.

I honestly don't get it either. I'm a Michigander and I really don't care if we move these guys from Gitmo to Michigan. In fact I'd welcome it. Sure, Standish is a good 3 hours from where I live, but I wouldn't care if they built a new prison in my backyard. A locked up suspected terrorist is a heck of a lot less worrisome to me than an unhoused crack-head that'll shank you for the $7 in your wallet.
 
2009-11-28 01:05:35 AM
WE'RE NOT TALKING ABOUT LEX LUTHOR AND THE JOKER YOUR BED-WETTING COWARDS
 
2009-11-28 01:06:48 AM
There's also the fact that if they were truly Christian, they'd believe in proselytization and forgiveness, and the power of repentance to forgive any sin.

Christianity would be a wonderful religion if it weren't for all the goddamned Christians. Insert Ghandi quote.
 
2009-11-28 01:42:45 AM
Nice job kids.

Terrorists want us to give up our principles and way of life, and our very belief in the strength of our system.

You have let the terrorist win, and now you're WHINING about it.

I am so disgusted by these pieces of garbage pulling strings, and people LETTING them.
 
2009-11-28 02:26:13 AM
Terrorists want us to give up our principles and way of life, and our very belief in the strength of our system.

You have let the terrorist win, and now you're WHINING about it.

I am so disgusted by these pieces of garbage pulling strings, and people LETTING them.


This. I have voted for Republicans, thosugh fewer than Democrats, but I would vote for hubiestubert if he ran in New Mexico.

The main end of terrorism, if not their stated desire, is to fark up their victims so much that they wilingly give up their freedoms for the illusion of security. Once that happens, the terrorists have accomplished their goal. 9/11 and its aftermath, anyone?
 
2009-11-28 05:02:40 AM
We should open up a traditional tunnel mine.
Because a prison camp isn't a prison camp without a mine. I mean, the kids in Temple of Doom, hell any of the prisons in Star Trek, the spice mines of Kessel (whatever that is)... what can I say, I don't even care if the product mined isn't even worth what you're paying to feed them and hire a huge guy with a leather mask and whip to "drive" them. I'm just such a sucker for tradition.
 
2009-11-28 05:02:42 AM
oldebayer:
The main end of terrorism, if not their stated desire, is to fark up their victims so much that they wilingly give up their freedoms for the illusion of security. Once that happens, the terrorists have accomplished their goal. 9/11 and its aftermath, anyone?


You know, the more I think about it, I realize the IRA did beat the English...

Look at who's getting monitored 24/7 by CCTV in the streets. Sometimes the terrorism works: the eye in the sky is watching London, not Belfast.
 
2009-11-28 05:02:57 AM
House of Tards: What about a jihad of rock stars?

Isn't that Lollapalooza?
 
2009-11-28 05:03:53 AM
FTA Standish is a town on the edge of bankruptcy.

Use the Kelo v. New London to take them over, if they cannot manage their finances they should be ripe for the raiding.

One way greyhound tickets to Idaho, the guy in the article would probably fit in quite nicely in Coeur d'Alene
 
2009-11-28 05:07:12 AM
The img1.fark.net tag must be one of the detainees at Guantanamo.
 
2009-11-28 05:07:19 AM
wejash: Guy looks old enough to be relying on his Social Security check and Medicare coverage that my taxes are paying for. Wonder what his Palin-esque values say about sucking the government teat?

the article isn't about him. try again.
 
2009-11-28 05:07:24 AM
fta We got murderers and rapists, people I wouldn't want to see bust out. She said, well at least they're human, they're just like you and I

Standish sure sounds like an interesting place
 
2009-11-28 05:07:54 AM
Oznog: We should open up a traditional tunnel mine.
Because a prison camp isn't a prison camp without a mine. I mean, the kids in Temple of Doom, hell any of the prisons in Star Trek, the spice mines of Kessel (whatever that is)... what can I say, I don't even care if the product mined isn't even worth what you're paying to feed them and hire a huge guy with a leather mask and whip to "drive" them. I'm just such a sucker for tradition.


OK, but you need a rickety railcar system to haul out the debitage and rocks, so that whenever some hero needs to access the depths of the mine he can ride the tracks in some car with no brakes; and a lot of rusty pickaxes with broken handles and cases of old sweaty dynamite for random explosions(they're always there someplace).

And wherever we site your mine, there needs to be running water, because those prison tunnel mines are always muddy; and also in case we need to flood the mine occasionally to drown either villains or excess prisoners (like in "View to a Kill") it can be done expediently.
 
2009-11-28 05:09:01 AM
AirForceVet: The REAL reason they object is because a Democratic President decided to do so. The fact that our President is an African-American has nothing to do with it.

/


wow, the racism comes so quickly for you.
 
2009-11-28 05:10:06 AM
So just give them Detroit.
 
2009-11-28 05:10:08 AM
their going to get ya ...
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2009-11-28 05:10:29 AM
Oh, I get it. This is supposed to show Christians are small minded bigots who like to judge entire groups of people based on the actions of a few. I get it now. Good find trolladmin!
 
2009-11-28 05:12:45 AM
muck4doo: This is supposed to show Christians are small minded bigots who like to judge entire groups of people based on the actions of a few.

I can assume you have evidence to the contrary?
 
2009-11-28 05:16:33 AM
"We don't want the rock stars of the jihad here," says their leader, Dave Munson.

can hardly blame him ... I know I wouldnt want to be Munsoned out in the middle of Standish.
 
2009-11-28 05:17:48 AM
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2009-11-28 05:18:05 AM
The main end of terrorism, if not their stated desire, is to fark up their victims so much that they wilingly give up their freedoms for the illusion of security. Once that happens, the terrorists have accomplished their goal. 9/11 and its aftermath, anyone?

Can you say the Patroit Act. The terrorists were running this country for 8 years.
 
2009-11-28 05:19:07 AM
Pres Obama promised to close Guantanamo. By the end of the year, or at least by 22 Jan 2010.


/tick..tock..
 
2009-11-28 05:22:33 AM
vabeard: Pres Obama promised to close Guantanamo. By the end of the year, or at least by 22 Jan 2010.

/tick..tock..


So all we have to do is piss our pants and dig in our heels long enough so that doesn't happen! Then scream about how it's another promise broken by teh evil soshallist mooslin.

/herp..derp..
 
2009-11-28 05:22:42 AM
wejash: Guy looks old enough to be relying on his Social Security check and Medicare coverage that my taxes are paying for. Wonder what his Palin-esque values say about sucking the government teat?

Social security is paid into by participants, not tax-funded in the sense you're implying. Poorly chosen example, or are you intentionally making stupid statements for purposes of trolling?

IXI Jim IXI: So just give them Detroit.

I think the goal is to try to start following the constitution. IIRC, it explicitly forbids cruel and unusual punishment, and also punishing people before they've been tried.

//For the humor-impaired: joke.
 
2009-11-28 05:24:09 AM
fta: "Why should they get the same rights I have? That means they get their attorneys, they can have visitors, they get everything that everyone else who is a federal prisoner has," she said.

I think that being convicted of terrorism and being locked up in a maximum security prison limits a person's rights to a small degree, but I'm not an idiot protesting a lifeline so what do I know?
 
2009-11-28 05:24:12 AM
I'm a Christian conservative just like Sarah Palin.

In more ways than you know, you blithering farking idiot.
 
2009-11-28 05:25:33 AM
Jesus, people seem to think terrorists have some sort of otherworldly super powers. NO, the terrorist does not have super human strength. No, he does not have laser beam eyes.

Terrorists are just bags of meat like the rest of us. Why give them the self security of solitary in Guantanamo Bay. I think they should all have the joy of experiencing the butt rape and shanking that our domestic prisons have to offer in abundance. Between the skinheads and the brothers they wouldn't last long.
 
2009-11-28 05:25:46 AM
erveek: vabeard: Pres Obama promised to close Guantanamo. By the end of the year, or at least by 22 Jan 2010.

/tick..tock..

So all we have to do is piss our pants and dig in our heels long enough so that doesn't happen! Then scream about how it's another promise broken by teh evil soshallist mooslin.

/herp..derp..


that's the best you've got? herp derp? Your parents must be proud of your brilliance.
 
2009-11-28 05:26:54 AM
FTFA:

"In the good years, everybody was rolling in dough," said Winslow. "You had factory workers making $70 an hour with benefit packages. Unbelievable amounts of money"

..and now the town is nearly bankrupt? That's some fine money management there, Lou.

/screw them
 
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