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Old 11-04-2004, 04:02 PM   #101
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Hmmm, unless holding citizens and legal residents incommunicado without charges for months to years is one of the tenets of "freedom" then he should start in the US first.
Ain't you one of them aliens, Hyper? Mr. Ashcroft is bound to be curious about seditious opinions like that.
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Re: The election
Old 11-04-2004, 04:09 PM   #102
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Ain't you one of them aliens, Hyper? *Mr. Ashcroft *is bound to be curious about seditious opinions like that.
Oh I am indeed - I even have little antennae that I hide in my hair just like "My Favorite Martian". It doesn't matter though as it is now possible to effectively strip your US citizenship away by having the president issue the magic words "illegal combatant" and suddenly nobody knows where you are or when you'll be seen again.
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Old 11-04-2004, 05:04 PM   #103
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Does it make you feel any better about the election
to know that at least 51% of the nation was happy
with the outcome?

Get over it people. The silent majority finally spoke!

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Old 11-04-2004, 05:49 PM   #104
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Does it make you feel any better about the election
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with the outcome?
Actually, that's what concerns me. But I'm getting over it. My current theory is that Bush is to the Republicans what Clinton was to the Democrats, and the other side just doesn't get it.

I've done pretty well staying out of the politics here, but I thought I'd post that article given the earlier questions about Bush's policies going forward.
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Old 11-04-2004, 08:41 PM   #105
 
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It's only about 31% that voted for Bush. ~40% didn't vote at all.

Bush won. I'm giving him a second chance (not by choice).
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Old 11-04-2004, 09:06 PM   #106
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Does it make you feel any better about the election
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But Charlie...49% of people are below mid-point in intelligence!

So maybe another 2% just clicked on the wrong name?
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Old 11-04-2004, 09:28 PM   #107
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Charlie, the bottom line is that the rich make much more money than they spend, so any shift from an income tax to a VAT will screw the middle class and help the rich.
Exactly. And if that weren't true, then why does this administration see the need to change the tax system?
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Old 11-04-2004, 09:34 PM   #108
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Well,if it makes you (and anybodt else so inclined) feel better there was apiece written recently by a "libertarian" names Lew Rockwell who *said a Bush win would be the *best *thing that could happen to the Left. (I read that Democrats) . . .
I was thinking about that today. I believe that after 4 more years of the current Nazis, there will be a likely backlash so intense that Hillary Clinton is likely to be the next President. Won't that be a just reward for the bible thumping pro-Bush crowd?
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Old 11-04-2004, 09:59 PM   #109
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I believe that after 4 more years of the current Nazis, there will be a likely backlash so intense that Hillary Clinton is likely to be the next President. *Won't that be a just reward for the bible thumping pro-Bush crowd? *
Unlikely. The last 4 years were scary enough that just about every card-carrying liberal in the country registered and tried to vote these turkeys out of office. Amazingly, the GOP managed to register even more bible thumpers to keep them in office. The sad fact is that the thumpers outnumber the thinkers. And now the thumpers vote.

If this keeps up, I'll have to learn how to speak Canadian.
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Old 11-05-2004, 03:57 AM   #110
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For a laugh:

http://www.marryanamerican.ca/pledge/



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If this keeps up, I'll have to learn how to speak Canadian.
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eh! *

NO NO NO!!! That's not right. It's Eh!!

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Old 11-05-2004, 05:38 AM   #113
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Actually, I've seen the monkey in charge spouting something lately that would have me peeing myself with laughter if it weren't so depressing. He claims to have a mandate and political capital from the election. I mean, Iknow the guy is dumb and not very good at math, but even his coke-addled brain should be able to grasp the idea that winning with one of the slimmest post WWII popular majorities does NOT mean that you got an overwhelming mandate. I suppose it is better than stealing office after losing the popular vote, but still...
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Old 11-05-2004, 05:43 AM   #114
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NO NO NO!!! That's not right. It's Eh!! *

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Actually, it's more like "Eh?" with a tilt at the end. Example: "It's snowed last night, eh?", "Could you pass me a beer, eh?", "No hockey sucks, eh?.

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Old 11-05-2004, 05:48 AM   #115
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Losing gracefully seems to be a lost art amonst the angst ridden left. FWIW, I'm no bible thumper...I could care less about gay marriage (it's about 199 out of 200 on my list of critical issues facing the country). I am a free market libertarian who voted for GWB as the much lesser of two evils.

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Old 11-05-2004, 07:07 AM   #116
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A fiscally conservative, socially moderate Democrat
would probably have defeated Bush in a landslide.

I feel somewhat sorry for main-stream Dems. You
have allowed your party to be hi-jacked by the
extreme, bible bashing Moore/Fonda Hollywood
and rock star crazies.

What this country needs is for the pragmatic moderates of both parties to combine and form a 3rd party that
rejects the extremes of both. A coalition of moderates
who respect the values of "bible-thumpers" and
doesn't regard them as stupid Neanderthals and
those who feel that it is our responsibility to provide
a safety net for the less fortunate would set this
nation on the right course.

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Old 11-05-2004, 07:19 AM   #117
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Actually, it's more like "Eh?" with a tilt at the end. Example: "It's snowed last night, eh?", "Could you pass me a beer, eh?", "No hockey sucks, eh?.
Here's some audio to let them practice, eh?

http://www.losergeek.org/~niklas/bob..._Album,_Eh.mp3

http://www.losergeek.org/~niklas/bob...Beerhunter.mp3
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Old 11-05-2004, 09:02 AM   #118
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And, to make learning Canadian speak fun for the whole family, rent out a copy of "Brother Bear". Our McKenzie brothers are given a role of, what else, a pair of laid-back moose!!

I enjoy this board very much, eh?

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I feel somewhat sorry for main-stream Dems. You
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I saw F-911 and read 'Stupid White Men'. I didn't catch any bible bashing in either. Don't know about Fonda.

Since when is advocating the 'separation of church and state' bible bashing? Anyone against the 'Department of Faith Based Initiatives' is a bible basher. I think it was in West Virginia where the GOP sent a letter indicating that democrats whould take their bibles away.

Is the teaching of evolution in science classes without equal time for creationism is also bible bashing?

I just don't understand why some people feel the need to have the government support and endorse their religion.

Religion is a private matter and does not deserve a place in science education. There really is a great divide here.
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Old 11-05-2004, 11:04 AM   #120
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who respect the values of "bible-thumpers" *and doesn't regard them as stupid Neanderthals
Only when those bible-thumpers learn to respect the choices and lifestyles of others will they stop being regarded as "stupid Neanderthals" and given the same level of respect as other believers in magical beings such as Wiccans, astrologers, flying saucer loonies, and bigfoot fanatics.
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