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  1. #121  
    If you listened 2 minutes, you did longer than me. I turned it on and then off, accomplished in just over 1 minute. Not what I would call a "team."

    Quote Originally Posted by BARYE View Post
    will someone please send me an IM when its safe to turn my TV back on -- when this wretched biden speech is over ??

    excruciating...
  2. #122  
    Quote Originally Posted by WHarropson View Post
    I don't mean to oversimplify the abortion thing but Republicans (or pro life people) want small government, and minimal intrusion into personal lives except where it has a legitimate duty. One of those duties along with national defense is to keep citizens from getting killed, and babies are people. It takes character to stand by a principle like life. Reagan, W Bush and McCain are principled on this core issue. Gore, Kerry, The Clinton's, and OBama are not. It makes for an easy decision for the principled voter.

    Wayne
    The first time I voted for a president was Reagan in '80, for some of the reasons you mentioned above; however, Republicans have certainly not stood for small government for quite awhile.
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  3. #123  
    McCain is new on the band wagon, but at least he is there. I also believe that the federal government is there for very few purposes and the chief reason is defense; most everything else is a state's rights issue. Local government is far better and easier to control - the government and its leaches work for us. When it goes the other way, we are in trouble. Obama points out that we need him to succeed - that we cannot succeed on our own. Well, how did he succeed? Michelle is angry because she has to pay her educational bill. Government does not work well, does not handle big issues well and to think that it works in a socialist environment - we are in for rough times.

    Depend on the government to feed you? Well, when you have no money due to the taxes your boss is paying under his revitalization plan...

    The current administration got lost in the shuffle. National defense was an issue, the economy was just forgotten. Reagan and his core beliefs did a tremendous amount for this country. Jimmy Carter and his core beliefs did nothing for us other than to give us Iran. We need to stand on our own, support ourselves, not become prisoners of the government - and that is exactly what happens in a socialist, Marxist society.
  4. #124  
    Quote Originally Posted by WHarropson View Post
    I don't mean to oversimplify the abortion thing but ...
    you're going to anyway?

    If a person is going to choose to save babies by voting for president and said person also is only capable of choosing that president from among the Republicans and Democrats, wouldn't it make sense to research the number of abortions under Republicans and Democrats? Could there be more to someone deciding to go through an abortion than their president's public stance during a campaign year?
    -Joshua
    I've decided to become enigmatic.
  5. #125  
    Quote Originally Posted by ****-richardson View Post
    you're going to anyway?

    If a person is going to choose to save babies by voting for president and said person also is only capable of choosing that president from among the Republicans and Democrats, wouldn't it make sense to research the number of abortions under Republicans and Democrats? Could there be more to someone deciding to go through an abortion than their president's public stance during a campaign year?
    Actually, the only real leverage that a president has regarding abortion is the choice of Supreme Court Justices. It's currently a 5-4 issue at the Supreme Court to uphold Roe v. Wade; it's very likely that a Justice will retire during the next 4 years. If McCain is elected, he could nominate a Justice who will be the deciding factor & overturn it, leading to several states outlawing abortions.

    To me, that issue has been overemphasized in previous elections -- not in this one.
  6. #126  
    Assuming the Justice that retires is one of the 5.
    -Joshua
    I've decided to become enigmatic.
  7. #127  
    Quote Originally Posted by WHarropson View Post
    Or you better hope so and this is why:

    Subject: The O-Man
    Written by Dr. Jack Wheeler
    Welcome to TlC OT.

    That was one of the most foul examples of race baiting I've ever seen. What was the point?
  8. #128  
    Someone replied:
    That was one of the most foul examples of race baiting I've ever seen. What was the point?


    Of the three people who responded to the forwarded opinion piece I pasted in only one was anything but a raging blast.

    If you think it's racist, and that's all you can think to say, then it appears you really aren't willing to face the possibility that Barak is as unqualified as mentioned. You might just be a perfect example of the point of the post. but don't feel bad, aperantly you have lots of company.

    Check Snopes and truthorfiction they analyzed the piece and made no mention of any racist overtones.

    The point is very simply this. There is a cult mentality supporting this unqualified man that is making a joke of the Democratic Party, if that were possible.

    If he were qualified, he's not, and a conservative, he's not, and didn't associate with the wrong people, which he does. I'd have his bumpersticker on my car right now. He seems to be a nice guy.

    Thanks for your response, you proved the writers point for me.

    Wayne
  9. #129  
    I also agree on it not being race bating. For a prime example of it, listen to the speeches given by Obama - "ears," "do not look like," "looks different than." Obama uses it and gets away with it
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    Someone here:

    I pointed out that your posted drivel was a race bait hit piece. Nothing more, nothing less. Your assumptions about my views beyond that are laughable. You come across as just another faux news wannabe. Nice work. You too Ben. What a guy, huh?

    Have a nice night. I'm off to dream about my "feel good" lifestyle.


    Race baiting is the act of using racially derisive language, actions or other forms of communication to anger or intimidate a person or groups of people, or to make those persons behave in ways that are inimical to their personal or group interests. The term race in this context can be construed very broadly to include the social constructs which define race or racial difference, as well as ethnic, religious, gender and economic differences. Thus the use of any language or actions for the purpose of exploiting actual or perceived weaknesses in persons who can be identified as members of certain groups in order to do them some sort of harm can be contained within the concept of "race baiting."
    knowledgerush.com
  11. #131  
    Someone said:

    abortion is a state/local issue, and is way outside the federal realm. The less intervention on the federal level and more local control - the wish of the people, the better off we are. The federal level screws up more than it fixes and costs us more than it should.

    My comment:
    Yours is the best argument for keeping the feds from the abortion issue, but you have to remember, citizens are getting killed, and could become endangered by being transported across state lines. We have allowed the Feds to direct civil rights issues in other areas, and having done so legitimizes the civil rights issue abortion poses.

    How many interpretations of life, liberty and the persuit do we want, 50? I say one. Or otherwise amend the Constitution to say that "the forgoing only applies if you are a certain (pick a number) of minutes out of the womb." Before that we'll vote on it. It's your life..... or the "wish of the people". Good luck buddy.
    Last edited by WHarropson; 08/28/2008 at 11:59 AM.
  12. #132  
    *blinks* Doth mine eyes deceive me?

    Quote Originally Posted by ****-richardson View Post
    When Obama was in my town, I asked him if he thought my wife was attractive. It's a major issue for me: my wife is drawn toward socially powerful individuals. I will vote how I must to keep them from her birth canal.
    Finally. A man with real family values.
    ‎"Is that suck and salvage the Kevin Costner method?" - Chris Matthews on Hardball, July 6, 2010. Wonder if he's talking about his oil device or his movie career...
  13. #133  
    Quote Originally Posted by Bujin View Post
    I agree with you on this; however, the Republican Party (of which I belonged for 20 years) doesn't. They have shown no willingness to shrink governmental control, particularly on "family values" issues.
    Exactly. Both the major parties are for shrinking the government they don't like and grossly expanding the government they like. The faux-libertarian stance of the Republican party shouldn't fool anyone.
    Unfortunately, the Libertarian Party (whose stance is very similar to the one you stated above) tends to attract a good number of weirdos.
    We like it that way.
    ‎"Is that suck and salvage the Kevin Costner method?" - Chris Matthews on Hardball, July 6, 2010. Wonder if he's talking about his oil device or his movie career...
  14. #134  
    Quote Originally Posted by Toby View Post
    Exactly. Both the major parties are for shrinking the government they don't like and grossly expanding the government they like. The faux-libertarian stance of the Republican party shouldn't fool anyone.

    We like it that way.

    That is a great way of understanding both major parties... lol

    Very true...
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    I agree with you on this; however, the Republican Party (of which I belonged for 20 years) doesn't. They have shown no willingness to shrink governmental control, particularly on "family values" issues.
    Exactly. Both the major parties are for shrinking the government they don't like and grossly expanding the government they like. The faux-libertarian stance of the Republican party shouldn't fool anyone.
    I think that folks want to look back to the "good old days" of the Republican Party, when "small government" was the mantra, without ever checking the actual growth in government (regardless of which party holds the presidency and Congress).

    Unfortunately, the Libertarian Party (whose stance is very similar to the one you stated above) tends to attract a good number of weirdos.
    We like it that way.
    LOL!

    It really is unfortunate that, even though I'm very libertarian in my beliefs, I can't in good conscience join that party. I'm pretty sure that being insane (and/or a member of a militia) is a prerequisite to be in the Libertarian Party in my state.
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  16. #136  
    Quote Originally Posted by WHarropson View Post
    Someone replied:
    That was one of the most foul examples of race baiting I've ever seen. What was the point?


    Of the three people who responded to the forwarded opinion piece I pasted in only one was anything but a raging blast.

    If you think it's racist, and that's all you can think to say, then it appears you really aren't willing to face the possibility that Barak is as unqualified as mentioned. You might just be a perfect example of the point of the post. but don't feel bad, aperantly you have lots of company.

    Check Snopes and truthorfiction they analyzed the piece and made no mention of any racist overtones.

    The point is very simply this. There is a cult mentality supporting this unqualified man that is making a joke of the Democratic Party, if that were possible.

    If he were qualified, he's not, and a conservative, he's not, and didn't associate with the wrong people, which he does. I'd have his bumpersticker on my car right now. He seems to be a nice guy.

    Thanks for your response, you proved the writers point for me.

    Wayne
    Dr. Jack Wheeler wrote that... what do you expect? Do you not know his history? I'm surprised no one else on here hit on that... maybe many don't know his work.

    I'm not surprised at all that one of his "works of art" would be considered a "race bait peice."

    I'd fully expect Bclunker to post something like that....
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  17. #137  
    Quote Originally Posted by Bujin View Post
    Wow, that was the biggest load of crap I've read in quite awhile - I'm dumber for having read it.
    haha, obvously, not ment for you Bujin, or most thinking people for that matter.
    Well, Id never heard of this guy so I went to his website to find out more about him. Talk about an empty suit! I guess the Dr is what draws people in.(philosophy). Anyway, I didnt find much there, other than someone trying very hard to convince you that hes more accomplished then he actually is. Kinda reminds me of those late night infomercials, selling products that dont work. (In his case an $8.98 newsletter).

    Quote:
    What if you had a "Personal Source" for understanding what's really going on in the world? Now you do. He's Dr. Jack Wheeler, and for only about 29 cents a day, he'll give you mind-stretching pro-America insights on our lives, our politics, and our world that you just aren't going to get anywhere else.

    Capitalism in America, got to love it. All you need to do is string together a bunch of big words oddly constructed (eloquently tailored? please) mix in a few base ones ( "no balls?" never heard a "scholar" use that term) throw in a little conjecture and Viola! Pablum for the masses.

    People that fall for this guys hustle, probably have a cabinet full of extenze too. hahaha
    Iago

    "Good name in man and woman, dear my lord, Is the immediate jewel of their souls: Who steals my purse steals trash . . . But he that filches from me my good name Robs me of that which not enriches him
    And makes me poor indeed."


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  18. #138  
    Quote Originally Posted by Toby View Post
    *blinks* Doth mine eyes deceive me?
    It's a strange crowd, but the topic was engrossing and the company didn't appear to be too bad.

    Unfortunately, I think I might be unprincipled.
    -Joshua
    I've decided to become enigmatic.
  19. #139  
    GObama! Wow, that was a powerful speech.
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    Theog, are we getting testy again?

    About your friend, have we noticed the heat he has brought on to himself with the good terrorist? Frankly he makes bunches of people ask about his judgement and posses the question, do we want a president that is friends with a terrorist, a killer, a person who hates America, that launched his carrier at his house? It is amazing.

    Anyway, let us not try to get back to the personal trash. It really does not become you.

    Quote Originally Posted by theog View Post
    Dr. Jack Wheeler wrote that... what do you expect? Do you not know his history? I'm surprised no one else on here hit on that... maybe many don't know his work.

    I'm not surprised at all that one of his "works of art" would be considered a "race bait peice."

    I'd fully expect Bclunker to post something like that....
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