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Callipygous
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Icon 1 posted February 09, 2008 15:23      Profile for Callipygous     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
It does mystify me how the Republicans manage to represent themselves as fiscally responsible stewards of a growing economy, and the Democrats as spendthrifts driving it into ruin, when what evidence we have suggest the opposite may be true. Bill Clinton was probably as lucky as he was astute, but his presidency did mark the longest and most sustained period of rapid economic growth for the US in modern times. It should also be remembered that on election, he ditched much of the policy platform he was elected on to clear the deficit, so he was willing to take tough economic decisions. In contrast GWB, as with everything else is a slave to his dogma, whatever the problem tax cuts are the answer, and like his Republican predecessors he has run up a huge deficit. Statistics also indicate that while his presidency has seen the rich get much richer, there has been little change for the great majority of the US population. I find it reassuring that now that the US seems to be heading for, at the very least, difficult times, and possibly much worse, that none of the three main Presidential candidates are committed to any particular economic theory, and so will be free to use pragmatic solutions.

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Colonel Panic
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Soooo,

We won't even address losing the war on terrorism, right? Osama is still free, WMDs haven't been found, Al Queada is closer to possessing nukes in Pakistan than ever before.

As for the Marines, the numbers say they'd rather shoot themselves than the enemy -- suicides are at an all time high.

Brain, you have yet to tell us the unit with which you served. Or are you of age and just talk a lot, you know, like a COWARD! Or does a high score on WOW qualify you as a vet anymore?

NOW LET'S TALK LIBERTARIAN, OK, WIENIE?

The Constitution tells us the Federal Government shall not quarter soldiers in our homes. I don't see such a stretch when people don't want them quartered in their communities. After all, it is a Federal Government intrusion isn't it?

Or does not wanting the Federal Government in ones community only apply when the Feds are about to bust a kiddie porn ring run out of a "Home School" operation?

So you propose Libertarianism. Tell me why on this issue that some son of a bitch politician from Lousiana (who can't take care of his own in a hurricane) decides to dictate policy in California?

Show us where that is a Libertarian ideal. It appears more like a bunch of cowards talking big to me -- which is why the country is losing the war.

Why is it the only constitutional powers Libertarians are ever for is lynching niggers, not paying taxes, bombing Federal buildings, and having the right to shoot up a mall full of innocent people?

Libertarians -- just one more lie away from being another GWB.

Read the sig, Moron.

Libertarians, my ass.

How old are you, and why aren't you in Iraq?

CP

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Xanthine

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Icon 1 posted February 09, 2008 19:44      Profile for Xanthine     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
Um, CP, his name is "brainisfried". That probably tells you something about his thinking skills. [Wink]

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ASM65816
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Icon 1 posted February 10, 2008 01:47      Profile for ASM65816   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
quote:
I don't deliberately distort arguments a la ASM.
[ohwell]   Actually, it's just a matter of responding to the stupidity that some of you display.

For example:
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Event: Religious court sentences person to death over "verbal" disagreement of beliefs.

Liberal Response: Well, I'm not saying that is good.......

WAKE UP! THAT IS F_CKING EVIL. If you don't know that, then your intellect with respect to philosophy is somewhere between "moss" and "tapeworm." You're a thousand or so years behind the learning curve.

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These Republican scumbags are effectively holding little children hostage.
Do you honestly think "If the Marines Don't Feed the Children -- the Children Will DIE!!!"?

Damn ... You have to be real stupid to think the Marines are a primary "food service" organization.

If you believe it's really going to be such a horrific tragedy: Don't post again until the news article "Hundreds of American Children Starve Because Marines Didn't Feed Them" comes out -- that shouldn't be more than a week or so, right? </sarcasm>

Several of you have made it very clear how much you hate the US, and yet the most you can say about something like the suicide bombing at a wedding is "I never said that was good." You're completely unqualified to make moral judgments, so go find something else to talk about.

Although it's unlikely, the best response to people that don't want military recruiting:
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When a national disaster occurs let them make their own food and water instead of getting any help from the armed forces (like National Guard).


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The Famous Druid

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Icon 1 posted February 10, 2008 02:41      Profile for The Famous Druid     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
quote:
Originally posted by ASM65816:
quote:
Originally posted by Callipygous:
I don't deliberately distort arguments a la ASM.

Actually, it's just a matter of responding to the stupidity that some of you display.


and then later in the same posting...

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Do you honestly think "If the Marines Don't Feed the Children -- the Children Will DIE!!!"?

Damn ... You have to be real stupid to think the Marines are a primary "food service" organization.

Ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha...

<gasping for breath, struggling to see the screen through the tears of laughter>

Oh ASM, you've really outdone yourself here!

Sheer comic genius!

Please ASM, entertain us some more, tell us all about how Daffy Duck saved the Mayflower from being torpedoed by the Titanic.

Ho ho ho ho ho.....

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brainisfried
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Icon 1 posted February 10, 2008 07:25      Profile for brainisfried     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
quote:
Originally posted by TheMoMan:
_________________________ Lets see Democrats are tax and spend. While Republicans appear to be spend, spend and pass the tab on to the next administration to balance the budget. Have I got that right?

Democrats are pinko commie lefties, and Republicans wear white robes and hoods at night and claim they are at a lawful meeting. Have I got that part right?

Dems would allow a woman to control her own destiny, While Reps would want her to have a child from rape and then execute him because he grew up in a love less home, Have I got that right?

It is not black and white there is a huge amount of grey between the two extremes, I would prefer to vote for some one that filled most of my requirements than vote against some one because they do not fulfill one requirement.

I'm pissed about Republican overspending too. I fail to see how electing Democrats who overtax AND overspend is an improvement. The Club for Growth has been working on getting wayward Republicans replaced in the primaries, with some success.

Actually, the KKK was the terrorist arm of the Democratic Party. Jonah Goldberg's new book "Liberal Fascism" has a chapter on it I think. You should read it.

Better to kill the kid rather than give him a chance, eh? That's what a good eugenicist would do. See, I can be melodramatic too. I'm not sure what any of this has to do with the Marines...

Yes, there is a huge amount of gray out there. I don't like spendthrift government, I could care less about social issues, but I want pro-growth economic policies and I want America's enemies to know that attacking America is a death sentence. That makes the Republican Party the best fit for me. Progressives would rather we "understand" jihadis, but watch out for those scary Marines!

As for how the war's going, read this article by one of the right-wing extremists at the Washington Post:
Learning to Fight a War

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sconzey
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Icon 1 posted February 10, 2008 09:29      Profile for sconzey     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
Personally, what I detest most is stupid generalisations about entire political parties. Especially parties as big as Republican and Democrat parties in the US.

Whether or not certain republicans do or do not have racist tendencies is a long way from being anything like the KKK...

Who - I think - should count as Nazis under Godwin's Law. [Razz]

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