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17101  General Politics / Individual Politics / I think I might vote for Obama on: November 04, 2008, 03:30:06 am
Just to see if I can get Nebraska to split our electoral votes.  I don't hate Obama, and in fact, kind of like the guy and have for a while. cite  I've never been sure about Bob Barr, he has a look of "icky" about him and while I believe people can come to their senses and change their political views, I'm not sold that he truly has.  I can't and won't vote for another Republican until they become conservatives again.

On the other hand, I've never voted for a winner in a Presidential election (0-4) and I'm oddly proud of that.  I'm still leaning slightly towards Barr, but I've been inching towards Obama, very slowly, over the last few months.  Advice?
17102  General Discussion / Constitution and Law / Re: Self defense from a Policeman. on: November 04, 2008, 02:50:22 am
Yeah, and make copies if you have the chance.  Hell just run straight to a lawyer with it right away, then the local news, then CNN, then the BBC just to be safe.
17103  General Discussion / Constitution and Law / Re: Self defense from a Policeman. on: November 04, 2008, 02:37:11 am
If you do shoot a p*g, better destroy the camera if possible (perhaps by means of fire), and also kill any other witnesses that might exist.
errrr, if it's "in defense" you might want to keep those things around.  no?
17104  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: My yard was vandalized last night! on: November 04, 2008, 02:34:42 am
Oh, I hadn't heard.  Shooting is a bit much.
17105  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: My yard was vandalized last night! on: November 04, 2008, 02:18:40 am
Somebody needs to be made an example of, either by the law or vigilante.  This is only shades of grey better than claiming a "darky" carved a B in your face.  Even if it's in retaliation Sensei.
17106  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: In a dictatorship... on: November 04, 2008, 02:14:05 am
Goose stepping
17107  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: Opinion of the Preceding Poster's Signature Thread IV on: November 04, 2008, 02:11:17 am
Whatever it is it's funking up every page he's posted on.  The DoD is blocking the images so all I see are 2 HUGE (in a tall AND wide way) boxes with little red X's in the corner.  If they actually are the size indicated you're an asshole even if they proclaim me as the greatest thing since sliced bread.
17108  General Politics / U.S. General Discussion / Re: Question for people near an International Border on: November 04, 2008, 02:03:40 am
I see a lot Mexican flags in the Hispanic area of town and I'm nowhere near that border.  I never see Canadian flags.
17109  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: wlll anyone have trouble sleeping tonight? on: November 03, 2008, 09:38:05 am
I'll be working all night, so probably.  I'll sleep through the elections just fine though thankyouverymuch. You DayWalkers are an odd bunch.
17110  General Politics / Individual Politics / Re: Who would you rather vote for? Opposing candidate or Random guy? on: November 03, 2008, 08:14:53 am
Anyone selecting 'random person' is a huge hack or seriously overestimates the capabilities of the average person.
Or you're overestimating the capablities required to be a non-destructive President.
17111  General Politics / Political Debate / Re: Should the University of North Dakota Fighting Sioux change their name? on: November 02, 2008, 07:19:04 pm
If the local Sioux don't care, then no.  <uses wiki to find out> And it seems 61% of the Natives in the state are NOT offended by it.  cite
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And while 63 percent of American Indians said UND should change the name if the state’s Sioux tribes formally request it, only 35 percent of statewide residents agreed.

When asked if they are offended by the nickname, 61 percent of North Dakota’s American Indians said they are not, compared with 95 percent of people in the state’s overall population.

Thirty-eight percent of American Indians said they are offended, compared with 5 percent of people statewide.
17112  General Politics / U.S. General Discussion / Re: Leaving the USA if Obama Wins.... on: November 02, 2008, 07:10:07 pm
Slate did a story on this question:

http://www.slate.com/id/2202070/

Leading options seemed to be Israel, Poland, and the Cayman Islands.


doesn't Israel have immigration laws that you have to have jewish ancestry? but if not it probably would be one of the best places for rightwingers to go.

No, but being Jewish means you automatically get citizenship.

What if you converted to Judaism for the jokes?
I've got an aunt on my Mom's side that converted when I was a kid and my Mom always said she did it because she wanted to be rich...and since all Jews are rich... Roll Eyes

Of course last Summer I learned my Mom was under the assumption Obama was a Muslim so I'm not sure how much I can trust her when it comes to matters of religion.
17113  Forum Community / Forum Community Election Match-ups / Re: Jim Webb vs James Tiberius Kirk vs Jamespol on: November 02, 2008, 01:02:56 pm
     [pedantry]He wasn't the first captain; April & Pike came before him.[/pedantry]

     Anyway, Kirk/Kirk.
Yeah, let that dork flag fly brother!
17114  General Politics / U.S. General Discussion / Re: Obama Supporters, Do you expect to be disppointed with The One a year hence? on: November 02, 2008, 12:41:01 pm
Regardless, I think I feel better about an Obama Presidency than most Democrats.  I find that both funny and sad.
17115  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: In a dictatorship... on: November 02, 2008, 12:31:55 pm
Fighting (and probably dying) with me against the bastards.
17116  General Politics / U.S. General Discussion / Re: Obama Supporters, Do you expect to be disppointed with The One a year hence? on: November 02, 2008, 09:16:04 am
Geez!  And I thought the Pubbies picked a candidate they all felt "meh" about.  Talk about setting your sites low.  Democrats are depressing even in victory.
17117  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: Opinion of the Preceding Poster's Signature Thread IV on: November 02, 2008, 08:39:17 am
Pics in a sig taller than, say, 100 pixels are for asshats.  I love that picture and would have it on my desk top if it were bigger, but it's got no place in a sig.
17118  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: Opinion of the Preceding Poster's Signature Thread IV on: November 02, 2008, 08:24:56 am
There were a lot of stars out that night.
17119  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: In a dictatorship... on: November 02, 2008, 08:13:34 am
Clearly on the side of "the man".
17120  General Politics / U.S. General Discussion / Re: Obama Supporters, Do you expect to be disppointed with The One a year hence? on: November 02, 2008, 07:02:55 am
Have you ever wondered why they'd do that?
17121  General Discussion / Religion & Philosophy / Re: Calling all sane people... Calling all sane people... on: November 02, 2008, 06:56:30 am
I saw this movie, and frankly, I was disgusted.

What by, out of curiosity?

The people he interviewed, who were clearly not in a position to make the most eloquent explanations of their religious beliefs.

For Christianity he picked people like truckers at a truckstop chapel and the guy who played Jesus at a Christian amusement park.

Also, when he visited one of those ex-gay centers, interspersed with his interview with the leader of the center were gay porn clips.

If you want to see a serious, or even civil, discussion about belief in God, this is not the place to do it.
It's much more fun to parrot the stereotypes and then poke fun at them.  It's no wonder he stayed away from Islam, he'd of had Ali Baba and the Genie from Aladdin on.
17122  Election Archive / 2008 Elections / Re: Biden may be wrong - Obama might NOT be tested in the 1st 6 months on: November 01, 2008, 04:31:35 pm
Shenanigans!
17123  General Politics / Individual Politics / Re: Would you rather live in Richmond County, NY or McDowell County, WV? on: November 01, 2008, 08:45:49 am
NY...begrudgingly
17124  Atlas Fantasy Elections / Atlas Fantasy Elections / Re: Regional Protection Party on: November 01, 2008, 03:17:41 am
17125  General Politics / Individual Politics / Is the teacher in the following article a racist or just ignorant? on: November 01, 2008, 03:12:27 am
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Fifth-grader Jordan Hood thought the bloody vampire he drew in art class was scary, but he had no idea it would elicit a horrifying response from one of his teachers.

Tuesday morning, Jordan was assigned to draw a scary Halloween mask in art class.

By the end of the day, Jordan was being told he could not return to Pooler Elementary School until he passed a psychological evaluation.

<snip>

During art class Tuesday, Jordan drew a scarred vampire with bloodshot eyes and with blood dripping from its nose, mouth and down its cheeks. Art teacher Lloyd Harold helped the boy shade the sketched eyes to give the drawing an even creepier look.

"The assignment was to draw a scary mask or picture - basically a Halloween activity," Harold said.

As a final gory touch, Jordan used a red marker to write "I Kill For Blood" under his drawing.

<snip>

However, when Jordan's homeroom teacher, Melissa Pevey, saw the drawing, she found it disturbing. Pevey was concerned enough to contact assistant principal Valerie Johnson and Campus Police.

But it wasn't blood and gore that bothered Pevey. She believed the blood looked a lot like gang-related teardrop tattoos, and she thought the words "I Kill For Blood" could be tied to an infamous Los Angeles street gang known as The Bloods.

Jordan's mother, LaKisha Hood, was shocked to find that her son's art lesson had evolved into a gang investigation.

"They told me the droplets could actually be a gang symbol for the number of people he killed," she said.

<snip>

"The teacher was concerned and referred it to the Campus Police," Burnsed said. "(Campus Police Capt. Joan) Sasser wasn't sure that it meant anything."

So they resolved the issue by requiring Jordan to undergo psychological testing with Gateway Mental Health.

Jordan's family didn't want him to miss school, so he went in for testing first thing Wednesday morning - getting him back to school in time for the fall dance that afternoon.

Although he only lost about two hours of instruction, his mother fears the incident also might cost him a bit of innocence and trust.

"He didn't know anything about gang symbols until the teacher accused him," she said. "We moved to Pooler thinking he'd be in a more diverse school with better opportunities.

"And so far, it hasn't been a pleasant experience."
My gut says closet racist.
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