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Cap'n Vic

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Icon 2 posted December 19, 2004 21:02      Profile for Cap'n Vic     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
Just so fscking sad.

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Hi, my name is George and I am the most ruthless terrorist in the world today.

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They just want the most influential person of the year, not the "best" person. I'd probably agree that he had the biggest impact. Even Hitler won Time Magazines "Man of the Year".

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Icon 1 posted December 19, 2004 21:55      Profile for The Famous Druid     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
He's in good company
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Well, it was inevitable, I suppose, although part of me would have liked to have seen Glenn Reynolds or Charles Johnson as PotY.

Pretty much every "big" news story during 2004 had Bush involved in some fashion, except for sordid affairs like Scott Peterson, Martha Stewart, and Kobe Bryant. That alone merits a PotY award.

They did, however, designate Powerline as "Blog of the Year." Again, I might have substituted Instapundit or LGF, but Powerline was the blog that spearheaded the debunking of the forged memos used by Dan Rather and CBS, which marked a major shot across the bow for the blogosphere over the mainstream media.

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As has been said before, and is absolutely true, person of the year isn't necessarily a good thing.

Remember that.

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Icon 2 posted December 20, 2004 07:56      Profile for MTB Babe   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
quote:
Originally posted by The Famous Druid:
He's in good company

Wow, if those are the type of people who make it to 'People of the Year', I would hate to see Despot of the Year. [Mad] [Roll Eyes]

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quote:
Originally posted by Cap'n Vic:
Just so fscking sad.

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Hi, my name is George and I am the most ruthless terrorist in the world today.

haha. i don't even have to add anything [Big Grin]

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Does anyone know who votes for/selects their man of the year?
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the editorial staff.

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Icon 1 posted December 20, 2004 12:52      Profile for iGottaMac   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
quote:
Originally posted by MTB Babe:
quote:
Originally posted by The Famous Druid:
He's in good company

Wow, if those are the type of people who make it to 'People of the Year', I would hate to see Despot of the Year. [Mad] [Roll Eyes]
Probably Tony Blair... well, I hope it would be him anyway! He is rubbish at running my country and would deserve this!

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Icon 9 posted December 20, 2004 12:58      Profile for Groggle     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
I thought Time did their "PoTY" selection based on impact that the person has had on the world - not necessarily any qualitative judgement of that impact.

In that perspective, you do have to admit that few have had as much impact on the world as GWB. Whether the changes are "good" or "bad" is perhaps another conversation altogether...

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Icon 1 posted December 20, 2004 14:49      Profile for mrunderhill   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
WOW this guy doesn't seem to have many friends. How on earth did he get re-elected.

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Ewww. Either way. He just looks wrong on that cover.
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quote:
Originally posted by iGottaMac:
Probably Tony Blair... *snip* He is rubbish at running my country and would deserve this!

*Tugs forlock*
Arf'noon yur majesty! [Wink]

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quote:
Originally posted by mrunderhill:
WOW this guy doesn't seem to have many friends. How on earth did he get re-elected.

America is chock full of people who consider themselves "Christians". By this, they mean that they oppose abortions and homosexuality. Bush promises (or implies) that he will stock the Supreme Court with anti-Choice candidates. He backed a Constitutional Amendment to deny marriage rights to gay couples. And the Republicans sponsored a series of State Constitutional Amendments that would ban gay marriages and/or civil unions at the State levels, where such bans can actually be enforced. The "Christians" came out in droves to vote against the gays, and while they were at the polls, they voted against Kerry too.

P.S.: Every single State Constitutional Amendment banning gay marriages passed. Ohio's also bans civil unions; I'm not sure about the others.

Oh, and there was that whole airplanes-flying-into-the-building thing, too. There are a lot of Americans who just love to see us blowing up other countries (even ones that had nothing to do with blowing us up back in 2001), and they all voted for Bush too.

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quote:
Originally posted by greycat:
quote:
Originally posted by mrunderhill:
WOW this guy doesn't seem to have many friends. How on earth did he get re-elected.

America is chock full of people who consider themselves "Christians". By this, they mean that they oppose abortions and homosexuality. Bush promises (or implies) that he will stock the Supreme Court with anti-Choice candidates. He backed a Constitutional Amendment to deny marriage rights to gay couples. And the Republicans sponsored a series of State Constitutional Amendments that would ban gay marriages and/or civil unions at the State levels, where such bans can actually be enforced. The "Christians" came out in droves to vote against the gays, and while they were at the polls, they voted against Kerry too.

P.S.: Every single State Constitutional Amendment banning gay marriages passed. Ohio's also bans civil unions; I'm not sure about the others.

Oh, and there was that whole airplanes-flying-into-the-building thing, too. There are a lot of Americans who just love to see us blowing up other countries (even ones that had nothing to do with blowing us up back in 2001), and they all voted for Bush too.

Indeed! Exactly the type of people who would never post on Geek Culture

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quote:
Originally posted by iGottaMac:
quote:
Originally posted by MTB Babe:
quote:
Originally posted by The Famous Druid:
He's in good company

Wow, if those are the type of people who make it to 'People of the Year', I would hate to see Despot of the Year. [Mad] [Roll Eyes]
Probably Tony Blair... well, I hope it would be him anyway! He is rubbish at running my country and would deserve this!
It would probably be those gay, pot-smoking, godless, VW bus driving, long haired, left-winged liberals.

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quote:
Originally posted by MTB Babe:
quote:
Originally posted by greycat:
quote:
Originally posted by mrunderhill:
WOW this guy doesn't seem to have many friends. How on earth did he get re-elected.

America is chock full of people who consider themselves "Christians". By this, they mean that they oppose abortions and homosexuality. Bush promises (or implies) that he will stock the Supreme Court with anti-Choice candidates. He backed a Constitutional Amendment to deny marriage rights to gay couples. And the Republicans sponsored a series of State Constitutional Amendments that would ban gay marriages and/or civil unions at the State levels, where such bans can actually be enforced. The "Christians" came out in droves to vote against the gays, and while they were at the polls, they voted against Kerry too.

P.S.: Every single State Constitutional Amendment banning gay marriages passed. Ohio's also bans civil unions; I'm not sure about the others.

Oh, and there was that whole airplanes-flying-into-the-building thing, too. There are a lot of Americans who just love to see us blowing up other countries (even ones that had nothing to do with blowing us up back in 2001), and they all voted for Bush too.

Indeed! Exactly the type of people who would never post on Geek Culture
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MTB Babe, You should not assume that everyone who voted him in is as stupid as ASM. Quite a lot of his cheerleaders are very clever people, though they all show an utter disdain for things like rational argument, proof, evidence, and empirical data, for which I have (in their view) an over-sentimental attachment. But nevertheless do not under estimate the opposition.

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quote:
Originally posted by Too Cool To Quit:
It would probably be those gay, pot-smoking, godless, VW bus driving, long haired, left-winged liberals.

You called?! Oh, wait, I'm not godless, nor gay... [blush]

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Cap'n Vic

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quote:
Originally posted by MacManKrisK:
quote:
Originally posted by Too Cool To Quit:
It would probably be those gay, pot-smoking, godless, VW bus driving, long haired, left-winged liberals.

You called?! Oh, wait, I'm not godless, nor gay... [blush]
God loving, hetero, America-hater. [evil]

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quote:
Originally posted by Callipygous:
MTB Babe, You should not assume that everyone who voted him in is as stupid as ASM. Quite a lot of his cheerleaders are very clever people, though they all show an utter disdain for things like rational argument, proof, evidence, and empirical data, for which I have (in their view) an over-sentimental attachment. But nevertheless do not under estimate the opposition.

I did not in any way insinuate that anyone who voted for Bush is stupid. In fact, one of my most esteemed and intelligent friends is a far right conservative who worships Bush. I MEANT that church-going christians who are ANTI-CHOICE and against gay rights would not post to Geek Culture. I was referencing the comments made by Grey Cat.
Please read my whole post and those I quoted before making a judgement please.

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MTB Babe, I thought you were being sarcastic, but neglected to include a [Roll Eyes] smiley. The reason I assumed that, is because there are people just like that posting at Geek Culture....

Personally, I don't think everyone who voted for Bush is stupid; but I feel they're either ignorant of some essential facts about Bush's administration (the majority), or they're so morally misguided that they actually applaud Bush's horror show (a minority, but a hideously large one, I fear).

I really cannot see how anyone in their right mind, with full knowledge of what Bush has done, could possibly vote for him. The only right-wing group under discussion that has any reasonable moral basis for existing is the anti-abortion group; I can understand that if they think an embryo is a human being (a view I do not share), then abortion may be some form of manslaughter. I disagree with them, but I can understand why they think that way. The gay-bashers, and the anti-evolutionists, and the other Bible-thumpers that always scream incoherent shit whenever anyone's within earshot all need to be in padded rooms (preferably without voting machines).

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Cap'n Vic

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quote:
Originally posted by greycat:
Personally, I don't think everyone who voted for Bush is stupid;

I do.

Stupid:

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Slow to learn or understand; obtuse.
Tending to make poor decisions or careless mistakes.
Marked by a lack of intelligence or care; foolish or careless: a stupid mistake.
Dazed, stunned, or stupefied.
Pointless; worthless: a stupid job.

The exception would be the Bush insiders and Oil and Construction barons who stand to make Billions in blood money contracts.

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quote:
Originally posted by greycat:
MTB Babe, I thought you were being sarcastic, but neglected to include a [Roll Eyes] smiley. The reason I assumed that, is because there are people just like that posting at Geek Culture....

Personally, I don't think everyone who voted for Bush is stupid; but I feel they're either ignorant of some essential facts about Bush's administration (the majority), or they're so morally misguided that they actually applaud Bush's horror show (a minority, but a hideously large one, I fear).

I really cannot see how anyone in their right mind, with full knowledge of what Bush has done, could possibly vote for him. The only right-wing group under discussion that has any reasonable moral basis for existing is the anti-abortion group; I can understand that if they think an embryo is a human being (a view I do not share), then abortion may be some form of manslaughter. I disagree with them, but I can understand why they think that way. The gay-bashers, and the anti-evolutionists, and the other Bible-thumpers that always scream incoherent shit whenever anyone's within earshot all need to be in padded rooms (preferably without voting machines).

Whoops; then I misunderstood you.
I always assume that Everyone here is as liberally minded as I am.
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