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Old 07-03-2005, 03:14 PM   #21
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Ya know, when Barney the Dinosaur mixes red & blue he gets purple...
And those guys died out millions of years ago. Maybe that's why.

(If it isn't polite to point out spelling or typing errors, then is it polite to point out color mixing errors...? )

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Re: Why is this board so blue?
Old 07-03-2005, 03:35 PM   #22
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I've not noticed the blue tint; if anything, I see more rednecks... :P

I can say that 'cause I am one!

The USA has plenty of skeletons in its' closet; remember, for all our flag-waving about the Bill of Rights, it was a compromise amended to the Consitution after the initial document was ratified, in order to GET it ratified.

Since I don't agree with ANY party completely, I vote the current candidate based on the current issues, but generally prefer smaller government, lower taxes, and personal freedom.

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Old 07-03-2005, 07:25 PM   #23
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He calls that a media concoction; also said that politics has been dirtier than it is now and that we have always been divided about most things.
I love political cartoons - some good stuff in there...
http://www.boondocksnet.com/cartoons/mcc095.html
http://www.boondocksnet.com/cartoons/mcc100.html
http://www.boondocksnet.com/cartoons/mcc181.html

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Re: Why is this board so blue?
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Old 07-03-2005, 10:08 PM   #25
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Just my observation and not trying to say this is true for all because it is not.* Of the people that I know, those that are Democrats are more "loud" in their opinions and actively try to convince others that they are wrong if they are not so inclined.* Friends that are Republicans stay more quiet about their politics and seem to acknowledge that there is another point of view but they just don't agree with it.* *This pattern stayed the same regardless of who was President (Clinton or Bush)

I'm a cop out independent...lean Republican except on some critical social issues.* Voting is always very difficult for me.
I don't know where you live, but this is the exact opposite of my own experience. It seems to me that there are many neo-cons today that are very aggressive in their demands that everyone conform to their view. Even the Republican Party is beginning to fracture because of this attitude that is so prevalent in the current administration.
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Old 07-03-2005, 10:18 PM   #26
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I don't know where you live, but this is the exact opposite of my own experience. It seems to me that there are many neo-cons today that are very aggressive in their demands that everyone conform to their view. Even the Republican Party is beginning to fracture because of this attitude that is so prevalent in the current administration.
Clearly plenty of idiots on both sides. I'm sure there are tax dollars being spent to research this.
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Well, well, well.* I'm somewhat surprised to see a virtual consensus that this board does tilt blue.*

However, it still is unclear whether this is just a coincidence, or whether there is some underlying structural reason.* I'm not sure I buy the independent free-thinkers/FIRE nexus, but I suppose anything is possible.*

Possibly it has something to do with the fact that the board is mostly populated by (ex) worker-bees who are struggling with ways to ensure that they have the $30K, $50K, $70K or whatever annual income necessary to retire?* That would seem to speak to a bluer demographic.* Or maybe that health care and social security are more than a mere abstraction, or passing concern here?*

Dunno...
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Old 07-04-2005, 01:52 PM   #28
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Well, well, well.* I'm somewhat surprised to see a virtual consensus that this board does tilt blue.*

However, it still is unclear whether this is just a coincidence, or whether there is some underlying structural reason.* I'm not sure I buy the independent free-thinkers/FIRE nexus, but I suppose anything is possible.*

Possibly it has something to do with the fact that the board is mostly populated by (ex) worker-bees who are struggling with ways to ensure that they have the $30K, $50K, $70K or whatever annual income necessary to retire?* That would seem to speak to a bluer demographic.* Or maybe that health care and social security are more than a mere abstraction, or passing concern here?*

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That, I do not doubt!
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Old 07-04-2005, 02:02 PM   #30
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The board may be blue - but all my pit stops socializing with retiree's are definitely red - often I'm the only blue marble in the bucket - to paraphrase W. Edwards Deming's: The Red Bead Experiment - except I believe red/white beads are the usual choices.
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Old 07-04-2005, 06:53 PM   #31
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I agree with you in terms of the public figures you hear about, I am talking about everyday people that I know. From my neighbors (one of the most Democratic counties around), to my work place (one of the most conservative Republican companies around). In both situations, where they are minority vs. majority...the more Democrat- leaning folks THAT I KNOW seem more likely to engage in debate and try to convince others that their point of view on things is correct.

Maybe they think that I am a possible convert because I'm middle-of-the-road.
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Seems to me that the party who is not in office makes lots of noise about what that moron that IS in office is doing. So it changes hands from time to time.

As far as blueness on this board...hmm...I only see three or four 'real' liberals (although I still like them ). Few other folks that dabble in it. Lots of people mad at one thing or another.
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Last year I went to a colleague's house for a party. They were Republicans and his wife, who made jewellery (the big chunky kind with semi-precious stones, beads, etc.) took me to her workshop/office room to show me some of the pieces she was working on. During the couse of the conversation she told me that Democrats did not buy this kind of jewellery. Maybe that is how so many can retire early.

BTW, I do not wear that type of jewellery!
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Oooops! The SO likes that kind of jewelry - and she voted for Bush!

Good thing I'm the 'Godfather' of the investment plan.

I wonder if there is a statistical connection? - ala the ER and INTJ theory of REHP.
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Last year I went to a colleague's house for a party.* They were Republicans and his wife, who made jewellery (the big chunky kind with semi-precious stones, beads, etc.)* took me to her workshop/office room to show me some of the pieces she was working on.* During the couse of the conversation she told me that Democrats did not buy this kind of jewellery.* Maybe that is how so many can retire early.* *

BTW, I do not wear that type of jewellery!
Hey, I'm glad this came up. I own a watch (Seiko, 25 years old) and my wedding band. That's it. DW has a bit more but not much. My former
spouse was "dripping with diamonds". Nuff said!

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