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60976  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: Forum Partisans (New Thread) on: May 24, 2005, 11:29:41 am
And we cover all but the top right quadrant.
60977  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: Forum Partisans (New Thread) on: May 24, 2005, 11:15:18 am
and we have everyone from opebo to Al in our party.
60978  Other Elections - Analysis and Discussion / International Elections / Re: 63% of Dutch voting No in EU Constitution referendum on: May 24, 2005, 11:08:54 am
If I were European, I would staunchly oppose admitting Turkey to the EU for three reasons:

1-only about 3% of it is located in Europe.
2-It continues to back a seperatist republic in Cyprus and undermine that current member.
3-It still has a pretty lousy human rights record
60979  General Politics / International General Discussion / Pim Fortuyn and the left on: May 23, 2005, 11:53:19 pm
Am I the only one noticing that the left is starting to embrace Pim Fortuyn now? Despite demonizing him and calling him a fascist, he is beginning to get quite a following among leftists, and this is quite evident from the forum.

I'm beginning to rethink my views on him as well. I used to think he was just another Le Pen/BNP neo-fascist, but now I see he was not at all anti-Semetic or a believer of the historicial revisionist garbage AuH2O spews. Rather he appears to be more of simply someone who wanted to save his country from a religion of intolerance. I honestly do not know much about him and if he ever did engage in racism or whatever, but has anyone else noticed that his popularity among the left has shot up quite a bit?
60980  General Politics / U.S. General Discussion / Re: Last time you had a congressperson of the other party on: May 23, 2005, 11:13:43 pm
I do now and this district has since 1994.
60981  Other Elections - Analysis and Discussion / International Elections / Re: 63% of Dutch voting No in EU Constitution referendum on: May 23, 2005, 10:30:47 pm
There actually are places in the US of mostly Dutch ancestry similar to what Lewis is describing as well. Check out Northwest Iowa.
60982  General Politics / U.S. General Discussion / Re: "Buy American" Legislation Draws Fire on: May 23, 2005, 10:23:45 pm
he may be a Republican, but he's right on here.
60983  General Politics / Political Debate / Re: Should the military have a say in politics? on: May 23, 2005, 10:22:49 pm
No, unless you want the US to become Burma.
60984  General Politics / U.S. General Discussion / Re: Hell freezing over as Pawlenty does TWO things I agree with on: May 23, 2005, 12:59:48 pm
that's true but $.10 is just too much at the moment. Wait till oil prices drop at least.
60985  Other Elections - Analysis and Discussion / Congressional Elections / Re: Nat'l GOP still targeting Byrd... on: May 23, 2005, 12:52:31 pm
Maybe they just want to waste money. Oh well.
60986  Other Elections - Analysis and Discussion / International Elections / Re: 63% of Dutch voting No in EU Constitution referendum on: May 23, 2005, 12:43:55 pm
I beleive the current Dutch government is a center-right coalition. And they have troops in Iraq. It's not that leftist.

I'm kind of under the impression it's what you would basically get if you threw San Francisco down in the middle of rural Georgia and carved a small country around it. San Francisco would dominate it, and it would appear very leftist because of that. But that's not the true case.
60987  General Politics / Political Debate / Re: Question for Republicans that are against affirmative action? on: May 23, 2005, 12:42:11 pm
well yes, being more concerned with qualifications and ideology rather than race is exactly the opposite of affirmative action.
60988  General Politics / Political Debate / Question for Republicans that are against affirmative action? on: May 23, 2005, 12:33:25 pm
Why do you then make such a big deal out of race when the Democrats opposed Rice, Gonzales and oppose Owens now? This is the biggest hypocrisy I've ever seen from the Republicans, and since I'm against race-based affirmative anyway, it seems even more ridiculous to me.
60989  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: The Vosem chart test on: May 23, 2005, 11:51:37 am
1: Liberal  (100%)
2: Anarcho-syndicalist  (72%)
3: Totalitarian  (70%)
4: New Labour  (66%)
5: Traditional Societies  (49%)
6: Libertarian  (41%)
7: Authoritarian  (34%)
8: Conservative  (9%)
60990  Other Elections - Analysis and Discussion / Gubernatorial/Statewide Elections / Re: Alcon's 2005/2006 Election Projection Thread - Governors on: May 23, 2005, 11:07:22 am
You're wrong about Minnesota. Pawlenty will have a serious challenger, it's basically already been confirmed to be Attorney General Mike Hatch. And he was caught in some scandals awhile ago, so saying a scandal is so unlikely is incorrect.
60991  General Politics / International General Discussion / Re: The Tyrant's in his pants on: May 23, 2005, 11:05:59 am
There are much much more important things for people on all sides of the spectrum to care about than Saddam's human rights.
60992  General Politics / Political Debate / Re: Which side is approaching the issue of judicial filibuster correctly? on: May 23, 2005, 10:25:56 am
I'd actually be in favor of ending judiciial filbusters but I'm also in favor of a supermajority to confirm judges. It's not ridiculous to demand a judge get 60 votes to confirm, when you consider most judges are confirmed almost unanimously.
60993  General Politics / U.S. General Discussion / Re: Your county results vs. your state results on: May 22, 2005, 10:11:08 pm
Where's the "they're almost exactly the same" option. That pretty much describes Henrico's percentage as compared to Virginia's percentage

same here.
60994  General Politics / U.S. General Discussion / Re: Last time your state was solid on: May 22, 2005, 07:32:50 pm
1920. 1932 would've been had the socialist candidate not split the vote and allowed Hoover to win Lake County (rather ironic as it's one of the most econoimcally leftist counties in the state)
60995  Atlas Fantasy Elections / Atlas Fantasy Elections / Re: Who Would Consider as your [b]second[/b] choice on: May 22, 2005, 04:41:43 pm
I've decided to put ideology ahead of personal issues and will vote for Peter Bell as my 1st preference. Dibble will be my second.
60996  General Politics / U.S. General Discussion / Hell freezing over as Pawlenty does TWO things I agree with on: May 22, 2005, 04:21:57 pm
The first isn't a suprise since I'm the one breaking from ideology in this case. He vetoed the gas tax increase: http://www.startribune.com/stories/587/5413166.html

Purely selfish reasons as I just don't want to pay another $.10 a gallon especially with the prices now. The roads do need repair and renovation, but there are better ways to raise taxes for that. Plus a gas tax is somewhat regressive (two people drive the same distance to work. One makes $20k a year, the other makes $100k. Who's affected more?)

And he actually proposed a tax increase. And what do you know it's my favorite type of tax increase!

http://www.startribune.com/stories/462/5415856.html

Raising cigarette taxes is never a bad thing in my view. If a person can't afford it, then try quitting, and there's one less person breathing that disgusting cancer causing sh**t around me. Perfect way to raise money. The righties will be pissed at him for this though, even though he has used some lame ass excuse as to why it's not a tax.

Regardless, there is still no chance that I will vote for him.
60997  General Politics / U.S. General Discussion / Re: MD Governor Ehrlich Vetoes Gay Rights Bill on: May 22, 2005, 04:16:45 pm
Bleh. Not that MD has a huge gay rights population, but being a poor college student, I would have preferred that min. wage bill pull through.

What a crappy choice I'll have in 2006 if O'Malley wins the primary.

Why do you hate O'Malley so much? I've always wondered that.
60998  General Politics / U.S. General Discussion / Re: MD Governor Ehrlich Vetoes Gay Rights Bill on: May 22, 2005, 04:14:45 pm

Sure is.  Especially for us Democrats who want him out in 2006.  Smiley

How did Ehrlich get in?  Was Kennedy-Townsend really that bad?

I heard she's on a campaign to ban dodgeball in public schools. Enough said.
60999  General Politics / Political Debate / Re: Which side is approaching the issue of judicial filibuster correctly? on: May 22, 2005, 04:12:01 pm
the republicans are just making asses of themselves (something theyre good at).

Ive been wondering where you stand on this issue.  Care to explain in detail your position on the Nuclear Option.

i strongly beleive that the democrats have blocked way too many bush appointments for frivolous reasons, just like the republicans did with clinton.

however, i do not believe the senate rules shoud be changed.  it would be extrememly damaging to the great institution.  the right to filibuster is an integral part of the senate.

they blocked 10. They confirmed 208. How much is "way too much"?
61000  General Politics / International General Discussion / Re: The Tyrant's in his pants on: May 22, 2005, 04:10:49 pm
Now if only we had it over here!

Of course it's pretty soft though, SI Swimsuit Edition isn't really much different, and I had plenty of those...
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