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8851  General Politics / U.S. General Discussion / Re: Who has done more opposing Bush? on: November 04, 2007, 11:03:38 am
Seriously BRTD, this Ralph Nader obsession of yours really should have passed by now.

Apparently he needs a reason to bring all the hate on me. So he just puts words in mouth.

Funnily BRTD ignored Tweed's contribution to the debate.
8852  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: What Two Current Senators do you feel match you're own political views? on: November 04, 2007, 10:53:44 am
none, of course (normal)
8853  General Politics / U.S. General Discussion / Re: Who has done more opposing Bush? on: November 04, 2007, 10:47:30 am
Why don't the pro-Nader hacks (who unsurprisingly are European and don't have to live under Bush) directly deal with the point? There are clearly Democrats doing more good than Nader, who really hasn't done jacksh!t since Bush has taken office.

(Has anyone else noticed that not a single American on this forum has said it would be better to vote for Nader in 2000 and it wouldn't have made an ounce of difference if Gore was President?)

Only Dumbs care, BRTD.
8854  General Politics / Political Debate / Re: What is wrong with public schools? on: November 04, 2007, 10:46:54 am
I really don't see how Public schools are doing "fine" therefore I can't accept your point.
8855  General Politics / International General Discussion / Re: Ireland General Discussion on: November 03, 2007, 06:42:44 pm
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Don't be so sure about Sky News - did you not here Julie Etchingham's theories on Tory party policy earlier this week? Cheesy

No. Please inform.

Of course it's hard to imagine it being more full of sh!te then your average John Waters article.. but then I'm intrigued and disgressing.
8856  General Politics / Individual Politics / Re: I know this has probably been done before but... on: November 03, 2007, 06:40:40 pm
Personally I would want to legalize (if that's the word.. nah, really - integrate it into the culture) Polygamy, Polygyny and Polyamoury. And personally I really don't have a problem with the slippery slope arguement.

In other words:

8857  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: Name the ideology of the preceding poster... on: November 03, 2007, 05:28:47 pm
That you are a Populist in the most Traditional American manner (not in the way that most forummers use that word btw) - a classic type reformer.
8858  General Politics / Individual Politics / Re: Where in the United States do you live? on: November 03, 2007, 05:22:18 pm
I don't Obviously but If I was to move to the United States New England or the Mid-Atlantic (New York state in particular; but probably not the city.) would be where I choose to live. Certainly not the South or the Interior. (And that's not really for political reasons as much cultural btw.)
8859  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: Name the ideology of the preceding poster... on: November 03, 2007, 05:19:25 pm
Libertine Fascism.
8860  General Politics / International General Discussion / Re: Respect Splits on: November 03, 2007, 05:18:34 pm
May I suggest the Popular People's front of Judea?

(Obvious Joke I know, but had to be said.)
8861  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: Name the ideology of the preceding poster... on: November 03, 2007, 04:19:16 pm
Traditional Populist "Americanist".
8862  Other Elections - Analysis and Discussion / Gubernatorial/Statewide Elections / Re: How will the Mississippi's Governors race play out. on: November 03, 2007, 03:49:07 pm
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The big political news that month for me (Nov. 2003) was Howard Dean's choice whether to forgo public financing, and why his poll numbers were still so low nationwide. I was very glad that Blanco won Louisiana. In hindsight, it would have been better if Jindal had won then, so he'd be blamed for the Katrina mess (which would have been just as bad under him).

Without using hindsight I'd say it's pretty f'cking disgusting to use a disasterous situation to advantage a political situation.
8863  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: Name the ideology of the preceding poster... on: November 03, 2007, 03:45:34 pm
Moderate.
8864  General Politics / U.S. General Discussion / Re: Who has done more opposing Bush? on: November 03, 2007, 03:25:09 pm
BRTD: making Democrat voters look like asses since 2000
8865  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: I think my hatred of suburbs might be nearing an end on: November 03, 2007, 12:50:19 pm
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I can't argue on an individual's decision to live in a particular area.  Cities, suburbs and rural areas all have their positives and negatives and it is up to the individual to decide what suits them best. I laugh to myself though at BRTD 's contempt for the suburbs and its supposed lack of culture.  He listens to music that a 15 y.o. suburban neighbor kid could play in his garage and apparently loves the strip clubs- when you can find a small segment of  women who look upon you with scorn and are only after your $ anywhere. Low brow garbage the lot of it Smiley

Pretty much nails it.
8866  General Politics / International General Discussion / Re: Ireland General Discussion on: November 03, 2007, 12:46:43 pm
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I don't think these are entirely mutually exclusive decisions. Yes, exposure to particular forms of media informs particular modes of thinking - but also, people are free to choose from a very wide range of media which inform opinions in very different ways. I think that people's choice of media is (to a large extent) a conscious decision and that these decisions, en masse, inform the evolving media market.

True and false. Though more so true than it was in, say, the 19th Century. Generally though I find that there is a tendenancy to rely on the media you grew up on, at least as for average people are concerned.

What I am trying to say is that within media there can be "liberal" strands or "conservative" strands and yes consumer choice plays a part in that. But what is defined as "liberalism" or "conservatism" is often defined by very media that the viewpoint is put across. SKY News and John Waters are after all two very different beasts. But both lean on the right obviously.

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Are we to take it that you've been so enamoured with Maynooth, that a full time move to Kildare North is imminant? Wink

Hey, wash your tongue. Wink

In saying that Maynooth is probably the only town in Kildare North where I would like to live, but given that the alternative options are Naas, Celbridge, Leixlip and Kilcock the competition is hardly shining.
8867  General Politics / Individual Politics / Re: What's more Scarier (And yes this has to do with Politics) on: November 03, 2007, 12:41:09 pm
I went to Ireland last year, and toured Dublin, Killkenny, Carlow, Wexford, Cork, Galway, Sligo and Donegal. Except for in Dublin and Galway, most of the people we met seemed pretty conservative.

Oh in that case yeah you are probably right, I never said I was in the majority here actually I can't wait to get out of my country too. Btw, which parts of Dublin? When you are talking about Liberalism or Conservatism that matters quite alot.
8868  General Politics / Individual Politics / Re: What's more Scarier (And yes this has to do with Politics) on: November 03, 2007, 12:35:57 pm
In my mind, they are both scary. I would hate to have a President McGovern or a President Cheney. If I were American it would look like I'd be packing my bags for Canada very fast.

Or Ireland. That's where I'm going as soon as I leave this hell-hole known as the USA.

I don't think you will like it here.

Yes I would. No abortion on demand, that sounds like heaven...

You sir, have the strangest defintion of heaven I've ever seen.

And for and Irishman, you sure do seem like a Massachusetts Plastic Paddy...

I'm happy you think that way.
8869  General Politics / Individual Politics / Re: What's more Scarier (And yes this has to do with Politics) on: November 03, 2007, 12:30:32 pm
In my mind, they are both scary. I would hate to have a President McGovern or a President Cheney. If I were American it would look like I'd be packing my bags for Canada very fast.

Or Ireland. That's where I'm going as soon as I leave this hell-hole known as the USA.

I don't think you will like it here.

Yes I would. No abortion on demand, that sounds like heaven...

You sir, have the strangest defintion of heaven I've ever seen.
8870  General Politics / Individual Politics / Re: I know this has probably been done before but... on: November 03, 2007, 12:26:56 pm
Passion and Romance. I don't care how it's done but no social structure should distinguish between hetrosexual or homosexual relationships. Personally I don't care whether you call it Marriage or what. (Though I agree with Ebowed, Civil Unions is a cowardly form of "equality". I'll ignore Willy Woz's inane ranting though.)
8871  General Politics / International General Discussion / Re: Musharraf imposes emergency rule on: November 03, 2007, 12:14:25 pm
Your longstanding commitment to the prevention of the spread of democracy and good community relations on the Indian subcontinent? That, after all, is what Pakistan owes its very existence to.

^^^^^
8872  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: Does your high school have a wikipedia page? on: November 03, 2007, 12:12:50 pm
Aye. Though it's wikipedia profile is a predictable load of sh!te.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wesley_College%2C_Dublin
8873  General Politics / Individual Politics / Re: What's more Scarier (And yes this has to do with Politics) on: November 03, 2007, 12:05:46 pm
In my mind, they are both scary. I would hate to have a President McGovern or a President Cheney. If I were American it would look like I'd be packing my bags for Canada very fast.

Or Ireland. That's where I'm going as soon as I leave this hell-hole known as the USA.

I don't think you will like it here.
8874  General Politics / International General Discussion / Re: Ireland General Discussion on: November 02, 2007, 12:35:58 pm
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Surely the ongoing (and indeed past) changes in media is evidence that it is undergoing a constant process of change and experimentation.

Sort of. But you make it out to be some sort of concious decision making rather than something which actually shapes how people think and thus how they make decisions.

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Again though, if the people want high level and informed political debate, I'm sure they'd get it - in that sense I do belive the media can be very democratic.

Oh no doubt. I'm just trying to explain why they don't.
8875  General Politics / International General Discussion / Re: Ireland General Discussion on: November 02, 2007, 12:30:00 pm
As I was bored I decided to use a uniform swing to see what would happen in Dublin south (which hopefully will have nothing to do with by 2012) by those results using 2007 as a basis and amusing the same candidates:

FF 32.6
FG 31
LAB 15.3
GP 11.4
PD 5.9
SF 3.1
OTH 0.7

A couple of things are note, Liz O'Donnell (PD) has retired from politics and won't be candidate at the next election. With that unless Fiona O'Malley decides to run probably finishes off PD chances here (in a constituency where if they functioned at all they would have at least one seat) - where those votes would go to is hard to tell actually as there is a tendenancy for whenever the PD to do well for FG to do badly so there is a clearly of correlation of sorts. There are also rumours that Seamus Brennan will be retiring in 2012 and that would take a good amount off the FF vote. In order for FF to get two seats in this scenario they would need O'Donell Votes and Green transfers. Which would be interesting to note.

But still early, early days.
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