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The Famous Druid

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I'm voting Democrat because I believe the government will do a better job of spending the money I earn than I would.

And 8 years of Republican government have cut spending by how much?

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I'm voting Democrat because I'm not concerned about the slaughter of millions of babies so long as we keep all death row inmates alive.
And what, exactly, have the Republicans done about 'the slaughter of millions of babies' in the last 8 years?

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I'm voting Democrat because I believe that businesses should not be allowed to make profits for themselves.
How many high-profile corporate collapses have there been during the Bush presidency?

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I'm voting Democrat because I believe that if we no longer have the right to bear arms that all crime will stop because bad people will never be able to have a gun.
And which Democrat candidate is promising to remove that right?

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I'm voting Democrat because I love the fact that I can now marry whatever I want. I've decided to marry my horse.
Um, doesn't California have a Republican Governator?

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Anonymous other writer:
beginning with Reagan... ...politicians who are conservatives have actually been profligate spenders of our money...
...By any standard of objective observation, they have been anything but fiscally conservative for the last 28 years...
...conservatives (see Barry Goldwater or Wm. F. Buckley) are supposed to believe that government is limited, that it strictly observes the law, and that it stays out of citizen's private lives...
...George Bush has treated our constitution like toilet paper

The Hollowmen is a political satire that aired on aussie TV recently, it follows a group of 'spin doctors' who cynically manipulate public opinion to suit their political masters.

One of the points that's made repeatedly in this show is "It's not what you do that matters, it's what you say you do". The obvious corollary to this is "It's not what your opponents do that matters, it's what you say they do".

It's hard to know which is further from reality, the Republicans self-image as the fearless defenders of Small Government, Little Babies, The Constitution, and Christian Civilization, or their parody of the Democrats as big spending loony-hippies.

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quote:
Originally posted by TheMoMan:
These two make Paris sound good, at least she will not have prior experience helping her make the wrong choices, maybe we should write her in???

She's too young. She's got to be at least 34. So wait a couple more terms. [Razz]

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Originally posted by Xanthine:
She's too young. She's got to be at least 34.

Isn't 35 the minimum age?

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Originally posted by TMBWITW,PB:
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Originally posted by Xanthine:
She's too young. She's got to be at least 34.

Isn't 35 the minimum age?
Peebs is correct.

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quote:
Originally posted by TMBWITW,PB:
Well then MoMan, I'll just have to tell you why I'm voting Republican then. [Wink]

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FiQJ9Xp0xxU

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_____________________- A note to all _ Do not try to make your point by sending me a video. Remember universal access well we do not have that here at least High Speed. Those of you old enough to remember twelve hundred baud modems, the phone lines here are so crappy that the sustained down load speed is usually about four (4) Kbaud for any length of time. In the time it takes to get a video I would have forgotten why I wanted to view its content.

On the hilltop: NO Cable, No Fiber Optic, No DSL, poor Cell coverage, but good TV reception and Ham Radio Location. I live just outside the RF Circle of many WiFIMax ISP (WISP) providers.

So when The Boss Pres. Bush wanted to put broadband on power lines, that really ticked me off here I am with an antenna farm and he wants to put the internet on unshielded wires using HF radio band freqs to haul the signal. The interference would be huge, In Manasasis Va the noise level from (BPL) prevents me from contacting some former friends using 20meters. Then he appointed a bunch of GOP lawyers to the FCC, not engineers but lawyers to regulate radio, TV, and TeleComunication, WTF.

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TheMoMan wrote:
Do not try to make your point by sending me a video.

How about a transcript instead?


FLAG WAVING, TEXT SLOWLY APPEARS
I am voting Republican because

FULL SHOT OF A COUPLE IN FRONT OF A LARGE STORE
HALF SHOT OF COUPLE IN FRONT OF SUV WITH TEXT "MIKE PETERSON - CAR SALESMAN" AND "KELLY PETERSON - OFFICE ASSISTANT"
Man: We don’t like shopping at small neighborhood stores.
CLOSE UP OF MAN
Woman: We don’t want the problem of choosing where to shop.
CLOSE UP OF WOMAN
Man: And we just love cheap plastic crap from China.

HALF SHOT OF A DOCTOR WITH TEXT "RAYMOND ARNOLD - M.D."
Doctor: I’m voting Republican because I don’t really want a cure for AIDS or for breast cancer. (They are just gays and women.)

HALF SHOT OF A PATIENT, DOCTOR AND HANGING SKELETON MODEL IN BACKGROUND, WITH TEXT "GERALD COOK - C.P.A."
Patient: I’m voting Republican because I think new drugs should be made available immediately whether they’ve been tested properly or not. If the major pharmaceutical companies’ bottom lines are healthy, then I feel healthy too.

CLOSE UP OF A MOTHER KISSING HER CHILD GOODBYE
HALF SHOT OF MOTHER WITH TEXT "SUSAN ENRIGHT - EMERGENCY DISPATCHER"
Mother: I’m voting Republican so that my little Caitlin can be in a classroom with at least 30 other children. That way she can be challenged by fighting for attention.

HALF SHOT OF A MAN IN A BLUE SUIT WITH SUPERIMPOSED TEXT THAT SAYS "REV. DAVID MADISON - EVANGENICAL LEADER"
Reverend: I’m voting Republican because women just can’t be trusted to make decisions about their own bodies. Never. Ever. Ever.

FULL SHOT OF A MAN IN A JACKET AND JEANS HIKING IN A SNOWY, PARTIALLY FORESTED WILDERNESS AREA
CLOSE UP OF THE MAN WITH TEXT "BOBBY CARMICHAEL - PERSONAL TRAINER"
Man: I’m voting Republican because I’ve already seen the great outdoors. Continuing our use of fossil fuels freely is far more important than preserving our natural wildlands.

HALF SHOT OF A BLACK COUPLE ON A COUCH
CLOSE UP OF MAN WITH TEXT "TYRONE FRANKLIN - CAR RENTAL MANAGER"
Man: We’re voting Republican because we like a conservative majority on the Supreme Court.
CLOSE UP OF WOMAN WITH TEXT "ELAINE FRANKLIN - HOMEMAKER"
Woman: We really like knowing that even if we’re separate, we’ll still be called equal.

HALF SHOT OF TWO WOMEN AT A RESTAURANT TABLE WITH TEXT "CARRIE WINSTON - OPTOMETRIST" AND "JULIE SNYDER - RECYCLING TECHNICIAN"
Woman on left: I’m voting Republican because I need to be told who I can love.
CLOSE UP OF WOMAN ON RIGHT
Woman on right: I told you.
CLOSE UP OF WOMAN ON LEFT
Woman on left: Honey, I need the government to tell me.
HALF SHOT OF WOMEN AT TABLE
Woman on right: I need them to tell me how I can best show a lifetime commitment.
WAITRESS ENTERS, REFILLS COFFEE
Waitress: And Republicans are just the folks to do that, sweetheart.

CLOSE UP OF MAN IN SUIT WITH TEXT "R. W. THORN II - GENERAL COUNSEL"
Man: I’m voting Republican because corporations should not have to pay to clean up environmental damage. The EPA is an outmoded idea. If people want clean water, buy it in a bottle.

CLOSE UP OF A HAND PICKING UP AN APPLE
Woman: I’m voting Republican because
CLOSE UP OF WOMAN WITH TEXT "VERONICA OAKES - ANTHROPOLOGY STUDENT"
Woman: I don’t want to know if the food I am eating has been genetically modified or exposed to radiation. I don’t want to have to live with that fear, you know? So if the label says it’s food, that’s good enough for me.

SHOT OF A FLAG POLE WITH THE AMERICAN FLAG WAVING IN THE WIND
Man's voice: I’m voting Republican because

SHOT OF A MAN IN FRONT OF A PICKUP TRUCK WITH TEXT "PETE DIXON - PIPEFITTER"
Man: I really enjoy being screwed by the utility companies.

SHOT OF A BLACK MAN IN A SUIT WITH TEXT "KALEEL JAMES - PUBLIC DEFENDER"
Man: Because we need more minorities in prison.

SHOT OF A TEENAGE CHEERLEADER WITH TEXT "KELLI MARS - CHEERLEADER"
Cheerleader: Because hybrid cars really suck.

SHOT OF YOUNG MAN WITH TEXT "STAN MITCHELL - GRAPHIC DESIGNER"
Man: Because I just don’t feel like I deserve health insurance.

SHOT OF AN UNSHAVEN MIDDLE AGED MAN WITH TEXT "GENE ROBINSON - TRANSIENT/UNEMPLOYED"
Man: Because Texas needs more billionaires.

SHOT OF A SECRITY GUARD WITH TEXT "TERRY ADAMS - PUBLIC SAFETY OFFICER"
Guard: I’m voting Republican because sometimes the constitution is just one big inconvenient headache.

SHOT OF AN OLD WOMAN HOLDING A PAN OF COOKIES IN KITCHEN WITH TEXT "ROSE MAYER - GRAMMA"
Gramma: I think the whole world should be run by one big corporation. I think it would be so much cozier.

SHOT OF COUPLE DRESSED AND POSED LIKE THE PAINTING "AMERICAN GOTHIC" WITH TEXT "TRUDY JONES - FARMER'S WIFE" AND "ARNOLD JONES - FARMER"
Farmer: Because all other countries are in fear to us.
Farmer's wife: We should start as many wars as we need to keep it that way.

SHOT OF A SOLDIER WITH A RIFLE
Soldier: So I can stay in Iraq.

SHOT OF A CHILD IN CAMO WITH A TOY RIFLE
Child: So I can go to Iran.

SHOT OF A CUPCAKE WITH A SMALL AMERICAN FLAG STICKING OUT OF IT. FLAG SLOWLY FALLS OVER DURING VOICEOVER
Voiceover: So if you’re thinking about voting something besides Republican, don’t bother. Stay home. We’ve got it all taken care of. You’ll get exactly what you deserve.

BLACK SCREEN WITH TEXT:
November 2008
Register to vote
Do it today
Do it now

CREDITS WHICH ARE TOO SMALL TO READ AND I WOULDN'T RETYPE ANYWAY

SHOT OF THE OLD WOMAN OFFERING A PAN OF COOKIES IN KITCHEN
Gramma: Cookie?



(I'm not really as bored as this makes me seem... I'm experimenting with writing something in script form and transcribing this seemed like it might be useful for learning purposes)

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quote:
Originally posted by The Famous Druid:
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I'm voting Democrat because I'm not concerned about the slaughter of millions of babies so long as we keep all death row inmates alive.
And what, exactly, have the Republicans done about 'the slaughter of millions of babies' in the last 8 years?
i am always confused by this one.

history shows that if you want to reduce abortions you leave abortion as an option, but have better sex education, and better general education. the abortion numbers go down. bingo.

teaching people to have safe sex = less unwanted pregnancies. how hard is that to grasp?

an educated and capable population means better jobs, means higher standard of living which means the ability to raise kids, which = less abortions.

higher minimum wages means better living standards = less abortions.

better educations leads to general overall well being = less abortions. (did you know the single biggest determining factor in number of pregnancies is the education level of the female involved?)

abortions went down under that baby killer Clinton, and up under Bush. why is that?

the entire platform of the republican party seems to be "ways we can directly or indirectly drive up abortion numbers" and yet they get the "life" vote.

....which brings up the question of how the "pro-life" party can support the death penalty and bombing countries for sport, but that is another issue.

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__________________ Dumb question, If the GOP likes to call itself the party of prosperity, can You Afford much more prosperity. I see the Chasm between the haves and the havenots getting wider. so who is this prosperity helping?

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quote:
Originally posted by TheMoMan:
__________________ Dumb question, If the GOP likes to call itself the party of prosperity, can You Afford much more prosperity. I see the Chasm between the haves and the havenots getting wider. so who is this prosperity helping?

hehe!

with prosperity like this, who needs failure....

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shentzu wrote:
i am always confused by this one.

history shows that if you want to reduce abortions you leave abortion as an option, but have better sex education, and better general education. the abortion numbers go down. bingo.


It makes perfect sense when you realize that the intent is not to reduce or even eliminate abortions. The intent is to rewrite the laws in order to force everyone to live according to the morals of a subset of Christianity. No abortions, no sex outside of marriage, persecution of homosexuals...

And why not? Theocracies have worked out so well for the middle east.

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quote:
Originally posted by Steen:
shentzu wrote:
i am always confused by this one.

history shows that if you want to reduce abortions you leave abortion as an option, but have better sex education, and better general education. the abortion numbers go down. bingo.


It makes perfect sense when you realize that the intent is not to reduce or even eliminate abortions. The intent is to rewrite the laws in order to force everyone to live according to the morals of a subset of Christianity. No abortions, no sex outside of marriage, persecution of homosexuals...

And why not? Theocracies have worked our so well for the middle east.

oh i understand their goal, i just don't understand why people who don't share that goal fall for it!

i know too many single issue voters for whom abortion is *the* issue who would be appalled if they believed what you stated.

....or maybe i know a lot of people who also want a theocracy but are good actors and pretend it is a single issue abortion vote. maybe that is the trouble.

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quote:
Originally posted by shentzu:
oh i understand their goal, i just don't understand why people who don't share that goal fall for it!

i know too many single issue voters for whom abortion is *the* issue who would be appalled if they believed what you stated.

....or maybe i know a lot of people who also want a theocracy but are good actors and pretend it is a single issue abortion vote. maybe that is the trouble.

It's not that convoluted. For the type of person that these policies appeal to it is a matter of pride that they do not think things through. That's what faith based politics (and much US right wing politics now) is. Paul Krugman says it better than I can. Against stupidity the very gods themselves contend in vain.

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