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15876  Other Elections - Analysis and Discussion / Gubernatorial/Statewide Elections / Re: Do usual New Jersey patterns apply to 2009? on: July 02, 2009, 05:03:36 pm
Let's put it this way, the Republicans have a much bigger chance than usual. I'm not quite sure what that means.

I still think Corzine will pull it out in the end.
15877  Forum Community / Forum Community Election Match-ups / Re: opebo vs George H.W. Bush on: July 02, 2009, 04:58:37 pm
Bush/Bush
15878  Election Archive / 2012 Elections / Re: How many votes will the media get for Obama this time? on: July 02, 2009, 04:55:18 pm
All of his votes, obviously.
15879  Forum Community / Survivor / Re: GERMAN CHANCELLORS SURVIVOR- Round 20- come & vote: just Weimar + Modern left ! on: July 02, 2009, 04:34:44 pm
Gerhard Schröder, a disgusting human being.
15880  General Politics / Individual Politics / Re: U.S. Republicans vs Canadian Conservatives on: July 02, 2009, 04:16:56 pm
Conservatives, though I suspect much of the reason they're more moderate than the Republicans is because of how much more liberal the Canadian society and government structure is than the American one is. If the Conservative party existed in the United States, I think there'd be less incentive for them to be so (relatively) moderate.

I agree, but isn't that true for all political parties in democracies? If you want to stand any chance of winning elections, you have to be relatively close to the center of the country's political culture.

The current Republican party will also "moderate" somewhat as certain politically disputed things become "normal". For example, I doubt most Republicans will be disputing global warming in a few years, simply because it's turning in to a widely accepted truth.

The same way that certain programs that were enacted as a part of the New Deal aren't seriously disputed by any mainstream politicans.
15881  Other Elections - Analysis and Discussion / Congressional Elections / Re: DE-Sen: Mike Castle (R) to Run on: July 02, 2009, 03:57:20 pm
At this point, I'd rather him not run. He wouldn't try to keep Dems in check. So what is the point in getting him to run?

This is what you said. If there's "no point" in getting him to run, you appear to claim that a Senator Castle would vote practically the same way as any Democrat.

Do you also believe that Olympia Snowe or Susan Collins are as bad as a partisan Democrat?

It baffles me that you'd not prefer someone who votes your views 50-60% of the time compared to someone who never shares your opinions.




15882  General Politics / Individual Politics / Re: U.S. Republicans vs Canadian Conservatives on: July 02, 2009, 03:49:51 pm
Canadian Conservatives for the most part, but again, it greatly depends on the individual candidate.
15883  General Politics / Individual Politics / Re: Opinion of the Issue, part 69 on: July 02, 2009, 03:48:56 pm
A 25 cent extra charge on top of your bill at the supermarket or something is fine by me. Preferably we would just ban them. When I was in Germany, they don't give you any bags at all, which confused me at first. Luckily I had brought my backpack with me and my German exchange partner explained to me that you're supposed to bring your own bags.

Plastic bags can be purchased in most German stores, actually. (For like 5-10 cents). But you're right, most people bring their own (cloth) bags.



I agree with Ernest, either ban them completely or leave them alone.
15884  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: Where is BushOklahoma? on: July 02, 2009, 03:45:42 pm
Well alright, everyone is entitled to their opinion. That has to be accepted. If people feel that prayer ultimately does help them, it can't be considered harmful, I guess. That doesn't necessarily make me understand how it's supposed to work, but fine, to each his own. Wink

I still feel that BushOK was basically saying that prayer and prayer alone saved his relationship...but that appears to be up for debate.
15885  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: Where is BushOklahoma? on: July 02, 2009, 03:30:39 pm
Fair enough, I don't mean to criticize religious people if praying makes them feel stronger/better/whatever. That's fine.

The thing that makes me Roll Eyes is that BushOK has clearly affirmed that without prayer, his "minor disagreements" would have clearly torn them apart. That's basically saying that saying a prayer is the cure....even if you yourself don't believe that's logical, which is the impression you made in your last post.

My only question is if you have to continually say prayers to keep a relationship working, why are you having this relationship?
15886  Forum Community / Forum Community Election Match-ups / Re: opebo vs Bush on: July 02, 2009, 03:15:14 pm
opebo/Bush

You really think Bush will come out on top?  Here?  No way, my friend .....lol

You really think the U.S. would vote for a communist? Smiley


You mean we didn't last November  Wink 

Oh...now that you mention it. Wink

I thought we only voted for a Muslim.
15887  General Politics / Individual Politics / Re: Should people be able to own tanks and Bazookas? on: July 02, 2009, 03:13:57 pm
I have come to the conclusion that libertarians have no common sense.

Just as little common sense as socialists have
15888  Forum Community / Forum Community Election Match-ups / Re: opebo vs Bush on: July 02, 2009, 03:06:57 pm
opebo/Bush

You really think Bush will come out on top?  Here?  No way, my friend .....lol

You really think the U.S. would vote for a communist? Smiley
15889  General Discussion / History / Re: Opinions about the JFK Assassination on: July 02, 2009, 02:59:53 pm
I don't mean to press on this issue...but do you believe that James Earl Ray is innocent...or just that he was acting on behalf of some "part" of the government?


15890  Forum Community / Forum Community Election Match-ups / Re: opebo vs Bush on: July 02, 2009, 02:44:57 pm
opebo/Bush
15891  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: Where is BushOklahoma? on: July 02, 2009, 02:44:16 pm
Phil's right. Look, I'm sorry, but if "minor disagreements" almost tear you apart....it seems pretty weird that you'd even think of marriage at this point.

You may say it's none of my business, and that's correct, I suppose, but if BushOK shares all these details with us...I think it's fair to comment on them.

I naturally wish BushOK the best of luck, but it just seems so artificial and superficial that you just say a prayer and that makes everything alright again. What's going to happen if there are any "major" disagreements? Will 50 Hail Marys cure everything?

I'll just be quiet now...didn't intend to truly offend anyone. I just have trouble understanding BushOK's line of thinking.
15892  Other Elections - Analysis and Discussion / Congressional Elections / Re: should Al Franken receive back pay? on: July 02, 2009, 02:37:02 pm
for stealing an election?

Precisely, isn't that worthy of your admiration?
15893  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: What do you like about the preceding poster? on: July 02, 2009, 09:18:45 am
He's friendly and really fun to chat with.

15894  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: Where is BushOklahoma? on: July 02, 2009, 09:07:48 am
So without prayer, the "minor disagreements" would have torn you apart?
15895  General Politics / U.S. General Discussion / Re: THANK GOD for PRIVATE HEALTH INSURANCE on: July 02, 2009, 05:51:05 am
Just to provide an example of government insurance causing problems:

My aunt (German hospital doctor) has, more than once, paid for certain medications that her patients needed out of her own wallet.

Just saying.
15896  General Politics / Economics / Re: Walmart Supports Employer Mandate on: July 02, 2009, 05:41:45 am
I'm really not a fan of employer funded healthcare.
15897  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: What US state would you rather live in: Round 6, the finals on: July 02, 2009, 05:39:05 am
California
15898  Atlas Fantasy Elections / Atlas Fantasy Elections / Re: Democratic Alliance Convention: May-June 2009 on: July 02, 2009, 05:33:06 am
AYE to everything
15899  Atlas Fantasy Elections / Atlas Fantasy Government / Re: Lawsuit on: July 01, 2009, 06:29:19 pm
Your honor, should I simply post a statement in this thread now? I would like to provide my view of the circumstances surrounding Gustaf's vote.

I am ok with that, but I would like to get bullmoose's ok too.

Alright...but it'll have to wait until tomorrow morning...it's getting too late over here and I'm going to bed Smiley

Hope that doesn't cause any problems.
15900  Other Elections - Analysis and Discussion / Congressional Elections / Re: DE-Sen: Mike Castle (R) to Run on: July 01, 2009, 06:27:43 pm
At this point, I'd rather him not run. He wouldn't try to keep Dems in check. So what is the point in getting him to run?

From a Republican perspective, would you rather have somebody that votes with you 50% of the time or 0%?

It's called principle. Try it, sometime.

Republicans vary a lot on social issues and even a little on economic ones, but Cap and Trade is a big no-no.

It's called stupidity. Are you seriously saying you prefer party line DEMs to "RINOs"?
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