Just for the record, on the particular issue that this thread addresses, there are no alternative points of view to my own. That is because, on this particular issue, I don't give one itty-bitty shit whether a bunch of right-wing idiots need a ticket to attend the celebration of their squalid little war. Likewise, I don't care that a bunch of left-wing idiots are outraged that a ticket is needed to attend.
Yup, clevershark, you really nailed it. In Orwell's 1984, the idea was that by eradicating certain words, certain concepts could no longer be considered. Did you see what you just did there? By ridiculing, you tried to make it unacceptable to use the term 'groupthink', thereby, presumably, hoping that those of us who disagree with the shrill shriekings of the MeFi glitterati, can no longer think such mutinous thoughts.
Although the Pentagon required walkers to preregister for the event, officials did not provide a crowd estimate. Metro officials said about 4,000 people arrived at the Pentagon's Metro station yesterday morning.
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