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1 Vicious Babushka  Tue, Nov 27, 2012 8:37:43am

Golda Meir was a man? Who knew?

2 Destro  Tue, Nov 27, 2012 8:40:05am

re: #1 Vicious Babushka

She has been dead for a long time.....

3 Political Atheist  Tue, Nov 27, 2012 9:40:28am

Nothing bigoted about "old white men" at all. Nope, move along now.
Massive ////

4 Eclectic Infidel  Tue, Nov 27, 2012 10:20:15am

Have faith Destro. Change in leadership will happen. it is happening slowly in the U.S., it will happen in Israel too.

5 Destro  Tue, Nov 27, 2012 11:25:52am

re: #3 Political Atheist

Good thing about these old white men is that they die off soon.

6 Dark_Falcon  Tue, Nov 27, 2012 12:04:58pm

re: #5 Destro

Good thing about these old white men is that they die off soon.

Being glad about a democratically elected non-tyrant dying = Being a shithead.

7 lawhawk  Tue, Nov 27, 2012 12:24:43pm

re: #1 Vicious Babushka

Tzipi Livni ring a bell destro? She was the opposition leader for Kadima, has been Israel's foreign minister. Not exactly an old white guy. And she's contemplating a return to politics - though I'm not particularly impressed with her performance when she was foreign minister.

Seems that your grasp of Israeli politics isn't exactly that great.

8 sattv4u2  Tue, Nov 27, 2012 12:43:42pm

re: #7 lawhawk

Seems that your grasp of Israeli politics isn't exactly that great

SHOCKA!!!

9 Destro  Tue, Nov 27, 2012 1:27:02pm

re: #7 lawhawk

Tzipi Livni ring a bell destro? She was the opposition leader for Kadima, has been Israel's foreign minister. Not exactly an old white guy. And she's contemplating a return to politics - though I'm not particularly impressed with her performance when she was foreign minister.

Seems that your grasp of Israeli politics isn't exactly that great.

Seems my grasp of Israeli politics isn't exactly that great? You know I did not write this opinion piece in Haaretz, right? You do have a grasp of that reality?

10 Destro  Tue, Nov 27, 2012 1:28:27pm

re: #6 Dark_Falcon

But dead white old reactionaries is the best future prediction I can make. Because they are old and will die soon and leave no legacy but sterile failure.

11 lawhawk  Tue, Nov 27, 2012 1:31:53pm

re: #9 Destro

You do realize that you're the one who put together the headline in this post, and your choice in bolding the initial paragraphs show your assent with the theme of the op-ed.

You could have disagreed with the op-ed or noted the writer's own lack of knowledge about Israeli politics.

You didn't.

That's on you.

Your follow up language clearly shows that you identify with the writer, and go one step further.

And FWIW the criticisms apply just as well to the op-ed writer who penned that awful piece.

12 Destro  Tue, Nov 27, 2012 1:38:19pm

re: #11 lawhawk

The headline is the article's exact headline. Duh. Headlines are bolded. Double Duh on you. You don't like the editorial you are welcomed to write Haaretz.

13 Dark_Falcon  Tue, Nov 27, 2012 2:37:17pm

re: #12 Destro

Fling an insult, get a downding.

14 Dark_Falcon  Tue, Nov 27, 2012 2:41:23pm

re: #10 Destro

I happen to think Netanyahu will have better legacy than that. And even if you were right, saying it the way you did was ugly and uncalled for.

15 Decatur Deb  Tue, Nov 27, 2012 3:14:25pm

re: #10 Destro

But dead white old reactionaries is the best future prediction I can make. Because they are old and will die soon and leave no legacy but sterile failure.

If you think bigotry is age-related you're pretty naive. Reactionaries reproduce in every generation. You're in a thousand-year war and don't know it.

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