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To: nopardons
by the by, a salon refers to a place where elites gather, such as a restaurant, club or

If they don't hold block parties or neighborhood fairs where you live, I'm sorry for you. It does, however, seem to explain the stridency of your post. Take my advice. Calm down, go get to know your neighbors. It'll take the edge off.

As to class warfare, well to me that's the conservative equivalent of shouting "racist" whenever you run out of arguments. Or do you honestly think that everything business does ends benefiting the regular folks?

CostCo gets politicians to eminent domain a church's land because those pesky holy rollers won't get with the program and sell. Is it class warfare to say that the business is wrong?

China demands Boeing share its jet technology in order to gain access to its cheap labor pool. Is it class warfare to expect the company's shareholders forsake that profit in order that a communist nation not get sensitive information? Or does free trade triumph over logic?

The national chamber of commerce supports amnesty for illegal immigrants, a policy that depresses American wages and could ultimately lead to the disintegration of an American identity (read Samuel Huntington's new book Who Are We? He called the Islamic threat to the West nearly a decade ago. Really scary if he;s' right again.). Does opposing amnesty count as class warfare?

Let's face it. The elites of both parties sometimes have vested interests that are not aligned with the best interests of the country. Pointing that out doesn't;t make me a "class warrior."
118 posted on 05/24/2004 11:24:51 PM PDT by asmith92008 (If we buy into the nonsense that we always have to vote for RINOs, we'll just end up taking the horn)
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To: asmith92008
Nope,that is NOT at all the meaning of the word "salon"!

If you were well versed in history,you would know that "salon" is used with regard to one's home,where a gathering of people mingle.It's actually an old term,several centuries old,and European in origin.

It was women,who were or wanted to be socially upwardly mobile,who opened their parlours (living rooms to you),usually on a weekly basis,to "intellectuals",prominent artists of all stripes,for stimulating conversation.

Gertrude Stein i s but one person well known for her great "salons" and a late comer to it.

THESE GATHERINGS WERE NEVER HELD IN A RESTAURANT OR CLUB!

They don't hold block parties nor neighborhood fairs where I live. They hold such in MANHATTAN,though,where I used to live,and in CHICAGO,where I also used to live;but in rural Conn.,we don't have "block parties." My little town,which was incorporated in 1711,does have parades though,on Memorial Day and Labor Day,as well as a lovely Christmas tree lighting,on the old sheep's meadow. :-)

I know my neighbors...but not as well as I knew my neighbors,when we lived in a MAJOR city...here,there's far more land between us.You do have a rather strange idea of what things are like,in anyplace other than where YOU live.LOL

Anti-business? Why am I not surprised? And FYI...businesses are NOT in business to "benefit" the " regular folks". There's that silly MARXISM again.

Your posts incriminate you.I don't have to raise a finger.

120 posted on 05/24/2004 11:43:08 PM PDT by nopardons
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