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1  Forum Community / Off-topic Board / Re: Man who peed on Alamo outrageously given only 18 months in jail on: April 19, 2014, 05:23:32 pm
Mom always told me never to commit a crime in Texas.  She really did.

I think that's pretty good advice.
2  General Politics / Individual Politics / Re: do you support right to work laws on: April 18, 2014, 12:40:46 pm
Guess that's an issue where Old Europe is more free-market oriented than 'Murica.

That's not an extremely seldom thing. It's mainly social welfare that leads to the impression of "socialist Europe" against "capitalist America". (Mostly by people that have no idea what the terms mean.)
3  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: Update Season XIV: The new chapter on: April 18, 2014, 11:51:58 am
4  Atlas Fantasy Elections / Voting Booth / Re: April 2014 At-Large Senate Election on: April 18, 2014, 06:30:32 am
AT-LARGE SENATE


[4] Adam Griffin of New Brunswick
Labor Party



[2] Alfred F. Jones of Rhode Island
Labor Party



[1] a Person of Maine
The People's Party



[] Goldwater (Republitarian) of Delaware
Federalist Party



[] JCL (Johanus Calvinus Libertas) of Indiana
Federalist Party



[3] Lumine von Reuental of Montana
The People's Party



[] shua of Nunavut
Democratic-Republican Party



5  General Politics / Individual Politics / Re: Is Hillary Clinton too liberal, too conservative, or about right? on: April 17, 2014, 08:55:55 am
Voted "too conservative" but that's not really an appropriate description. Actually, my issue with her mostly has to do with her complete lack of an ideology.

Then the Democratic Party is a good place for her.
6  General Politics / Political Debate / Re: Which city should host the UN. on: April 16, 2014, 05:31:04 pm
Geneva; I am sick of the UN regulary undermining American sovereignty from within American soil.

lol
7  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: Are you able to boil pasta? on: April 16, 2014, 05:27:14 pm
82% without assistence? Wow. So many expert cooks here.
8  Forum Community / Forum Community Election Match-ups / Re: Grumps vs. Oakvale on: April 16, 2014, 05:23:44 pm
Grumps.

We have our disputes, but we could discuss them calmly and rationally over a beer or three.

Oakvale, on the other hand, probably still has more in common with me politically, but his new style rubs me the wrong way. Still a reasonable fellow, just wish he'd stop the "serious progressive vs. true leftist" BS.

Hey, I wasn't the one who voted for Mark Kirk. Wink

Something I'll likely never forgive myself for. Sad
9  Forum Community / Forum Community Election Match-ups / Re: Grumps vs. Oakvale on: April 16, 2014, 05:10:39 pm
Grumps.

We have our disputes, but we could discuss them calmly and rationally over a beer or three.

Oakvale, on the other hand, probably still has more in common with me politically, but his new style rubs me the wrong way. Still a reasonable fellow, just wish he'd stop the "serious progressive vs. true leftist" BS.
10  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: Update Season XIV: The new chapter on: April 16, 2014, 03:50:05 pm
bushie is a southern baptist dating a catholic allowed?

I believe it is, as they're just different denominations.  I discredit the Pope's feeling that Catholicism is superior and an entirely different religion than Protestantism.  It is not and neither are superior.

When exactly has the Pope said this? Try to at least be factual when commenting on other denominations' teachings. There's plenty you can criticize regarding Catholic theology from your point of view.

Just as I think Southern Baptists are wrong on many important matters.

Well THIS Pope has never said any such thing, but ones in the past most certainly have. Now yeah what some Pope said in the Middle Ages isn't too particularly relevant today, but I think you'd have a tough time arguing the Roman Catholic Church doesn't consider itself superior to other types of Christianity. Though it's objectively false that it considers Protestantism a different religion.

Although criticizing Catholic theology is not what Bushie was trying to do.

My comment mainly concerned the claim that the Catholic Church considers Protestantism to be a different religion.

Regarding superiority...well yes....but I would think every church believes its teachings are objectively superior to others.

Basically, my point is there are enough legitimate areas of theological dispute that can be discussed without resorting to that type of claim.
11  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: Update Season XIV: The new chapter on: April 16, 2014, 03:42:53 pm
bushie is a southern baptist dating a catholic allowed?

I believe it is, as they're just different denominations.  I discredit the Pope's feeling that Catholicism is superior and an entirely different religion than Protestantism.  It is not and neither are superior.

When exactly has the Pope said this? Try to at least be factual when commenting on other denominations' teachings. There's plenty you can criticize regarding Catholic theology from your point of view.

Just as I think Southern Baptists are wrong on many important matters.
12  Forum Community / Forum Community / Are you able to boil pasta? on: April 16, 2014, 07:02:03 am
Motivated by a desire to learn about the Atlasians' cooking abilities.
13  Forum Community / Off-topic Board / Re: Tea on: April 16, 2014, 05:51:18 am
*except when a person gets pissy if they see someone drinking American beer, that tells me a great deal about their character Wink

Believe it or not, I agree. There are absolutely excellent American craft beers. Just not the stuff the majority of Americans drink Smiley
14  Forum Community / Off-topic Board / Re: Tea on: April 16, 2014, 05:27:58 am
There are tea elitists?  Sheesh, grow a back bone inferiors.  

Have you ever considered that you may identify so many "elitists" because you simply eat and drink crappy stuff? Wink
15  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: Update Season XIV: The new chapter on: April 15, 2014, 04:05:20 pm
No need to mock or criticize here. This obviously isn't an optimal result, but it would be a start if Bushie continues to do it and gradually gets better.

The problem is that probably won't happen. Sad
16  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: Update Season XIV: The new chapter on: April 15, 2014, 03:49:52 pm
I must be a whimp, or severely out of shape.  My body could only muster 15 minutes and 2/3 mile.  I guess I just have to work into it.  At least it's a start, no?

If it actually were one...then yes.
17  General Politics / U.S. General Discussion / Re: Oklahoma Strips Cities of the Right to Pass Higher Wages, Sick Leave on: April 15, 2014, 02:26:22 pm
How Christian of them!

If and when an Oklahoman goes to hell, at least they won't notice much difference fr their earthly life.
18  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: Update Season XIV: The new chapter on: April 15, 2014, 03:33:29 am
Jeff, serious question here - Are "RIP Diet" and "RIP Walking" fair statements to make in your view?

Do you even try watch what you're eating at all anymore? What happened to walking three times a week with your pastor - no excuses?

Remember the $100 he blew on "walking gear"?
19  General Politics / International General Discussion / Re: U.S denies visa to Hamid Abutalebi, Iranian choice for U.N Ambassador on: April 15, 2014, 12:39:49 am
Murder is indefensible.

This is very defensible.

No one is being killed because of this policy. No one is being physically harmed in any way because of it.

The only thing being hurt is the feelings of people who hate America.

In reality, it's the conditionless pro-Americanism that is the only attempted justification for this. It amounts to: "Because we can".

Sure, that's basically what American foreign policy in general amounts to...but at least don't pretend to be the victim.
20  Presidential Elections - Analysis and Discussion / Presidential Election Trends / Re: Should we reform the Electoral College? on: April 14, 2014, 03:59:43 pm
I swear...the "republic, not a democracy" idiocy will drive me insane one day.
21  General Politics / Political Debate / Re: Thoughts on Gay Marriage on: April 14, 2014, 03:14:13 pm
'Cuz why not?

Anyway, I support Gay Marriage 100%, and it should be legalized statewide, I'm surprised it's taken the US this long to finally start to support it.

This is one of the issues where the US is generally better than average among Western democracies. Credit where credit is due.

Contrary to popular belief, Americans by and large are more socially permissive than Europeans.

This I disagree with. There are some very progressive parts of American society, perhaps more so than in Europe, but them again, there's also much stronger opposition, where in Europe it's mostly people either just not caring or thinking it's a legitimate political issue. America is more polarized.

But again, the legal situation (regarding gay rights) is better than average in the States.
22  General Politics / Individual Politics / Re: Wisconsin Senate Election-2012 on: April 14, 2014, 06:56:21 am
I was quite shocked when he lost.

You don't look at polls?

He's a Republican... Wink
23  General Politics / Individual Politics / Re: Wisconsin Senate Election-2010 on: April 14, 2014, 06:55:12 am
feingold (not a literal piece of sht)

24  General Politics / Individual Politics / Re: Opinion of the National Security Agency on: April 14, 2014, 06:54:31 am
Pretty much as bad as it's portrayed. Don't see many redeeming qualities.
25  General Politics / International General Discussion / Re: U.S denies visa to Hamid Abutalebi, Iranian choice for U.N Ambassador on: April 13, 2014, 12:42:48 pm
The outrage over this is making me chuckle.... the man stormed an embassy and took the civilians inside hostage for over a year

If he was involved, then he's a horrible person. Still don't see how that's relevant.
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