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1  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: Opinion of describing yourself as 'fiscally ________' on: March 31, 2015, 08:40:44 pm
Generally uttered by Republicans who care more about their pocketbook than about opposing (or supporting) LGBT and women's equality, or civil rights for minorities in general.

But yeah, no one ever describes themselves as "fiscally liberal" anyway, so saying "I'm fiscally conservative" in the context of American politics is pretty meaningless. Furthermore, if Ronald Reagan can be described as a "fiscal conservative", then the phrase is beyond meaningless.

2  Presidential Elections - Analysis and Discussion / U.S. Presidential Election Results / Describe a Nader 2000/Obama 2008 voter (who sat 2004 and 2012 out) on: March 31, 2015, 12:50:51 pm
What the title said.
3  General Politics / U.S. General Discussion / One shot dead at Fort Meade after trying to ram NSA gate on: March 30, 2015, 11:20:25 am
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(CNN)Two people tried to ram the main gate to enter the headquarters of the National Security Agency at Fort Meade, Maryland on Monday, according to a federal law enforcement official briefed on the investigation. An NSA police officer shot one of the people dead dead and seriously injured the second.

A law enforcement official had previously reported that both of the people involved were men. Aerial shots show two vehicles at an intersection that appear to be damaged.

The FBI said Monday morning that it was conducting an investigation with NSA police and other law enforcement agencies, and interviewing witnesses on the scene. The incident took place near one of the gates to the complex, far from the main buildings. The FBI said they did not think terrorism was related to the incident.

http://www.cnn.com/2015/03/30/us/fort-meade-nsa-incident/
4  Presidential Elections - Analysis and Discussion / 2016 U.S. Presidential Election / Re: NY Post appears to have given up on Emailgate on: March 30, 2015, 11:00:55 am
lol, what trash.
5  General Politics / Individual Politics / Re: Racial tolerance map on: March 29, 2015, 07:21:38 pm
After the intolerant natives were wiped out or conquered, and one dominant religion was established, and languages were limited to 3 or 4 (more or less), the Americas became the most racially tolerant place on earth.

Conflicting. But anyway....

Democrats, shut the hell up and stop your racist belly-aching about racist America. You wouldn't know racism if Mugabe delivered the keynote speech at your graduation.

...christ
6  General Politics / Individual Politics / Re: Greens are social liberal? Social liberals are green? on: March 29, 2015, 05:30:17 pm
In response to the OP's question: I dunno, maybe it has to do with the demographic patterns of who supports those issues...
7  Presidential Elections - Analysis and Discussion / 2016 U.S. Presidential Election / Re: Fiorina Likely In on: March 29, 2015, 04:52:47 pm
lol, wow.
8  General Politics / U.S. General Discussion / Re: Pence signed it: Add Indiana to the list of states with "religious freedom" laws on: March 29, 2015, 03:18:25 pm
The government does not have the right to infringe upon individual rights.


Business owners, on the other hand....
9  General Politics / Individual Politics / Re: Are Arabs White? on: March 28, 2015, 05:35:30 pm
While not a serious thread....

At least in the US, I'd argue that Arabs (and Muslims in general, though of course not all Arabs are Muslim) have seen a general decline in social status within the past decade and a half. And it surely varies by country, whether we're talking about recent immigrants vs long-time residents vs. the descendants of immigrants, etc. So, it really depends on the time and place, and overall context.

Not sure if or how this question applies in the Middle East itself...
10  General Politics / U.S. General Discussion / Re: Pence signed it: Add Indiana to the list of states with "religious freedom" laws on: March 28, 2015, 05:26:59 pm
This thread illustrates the difference between actual persecution and having a persecution complex.
11  General Politics / U.S. General Discussion / Re: DEA agents have sex parties in public buildings, paid for by drug cartel leaders on: March 28, 2015, 05:26:00 pm
The obvious solution is to fully privatize the DEA. Or leave it to the states.
12  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: Do all musicians you listen to have the same political views as you? on: March 28, 2015, 05:23:10 pm
Why would anyone care what the political views of the musicians they listen to are? In addition to being a sign of painful insecurity, it's not like most musicians advertise their political views, anyway.

Furthermore, what difference does it make what some random musician or other artist/entertainer/non-political public figure thinks on whatever political issue? Most of them don't run for office, last I checked. And it's not like you really know them as people. You are a stranger to them, regardless of whether they are a household name.

Then again, in regard to Madeleine's point: Perhaps deliberately cultivating a confirmation bias is the "scene" thing to do these days.


13  General Politics / U.S. General Discussion / Re: Which Party is more of a threat to the ideas and goals of libertarianism? on: March 25, 2015, 07:35:33 pm
The idea that the GOP should rely entirely on being economically right-wing and jettison all affections for traditionalism and religion is suicidal.

But not an outlandish idea, given this forum...
14  Presidential Elections - Analysis and Discussion / U.S. Presidential Election Results / Re: Most Conservative and Liberal Presidents since 1964 on: March 25, 2015, 03:20:45 pm
Everyone has their own definition of conservative and liberal, so...
15  Presidential Elections - Analysis and Discussion / 2016 U.S. Presidential Election / Re: Hillary Clinton Retains Strong Appeal to American Women on: March 25, 2015, 03:18:32 pm
i.e. "Why are white men holding America back?"
16  General Politics / U.S. General Discussion / Re: Which Party is more of a threat to the ideas and goals of libertarianism? on: March 25, 2015, 03:12:03 pm
The way this question is phrased is odd, considering how rare libertarians are outside of the Internet.
17  General Politics / Individual Politics / Re: What ideological labels would you use to describe your politics? on: March 25, 2015, 03:10:21 pm
NOTA (No Labels!!!)
18  Presidential Elections - Analysis and Discussion / 2016 U.S. Presidential Election / Re: Bill Kristol: We may need to draft Netanyahu against Hillary on: March 25, 2015, 03:07:02 pm
He is probably more popular in the US than a good half of the GOP field.

That's not saying much at all.
19  Presidential Elections - Analysis and Discussion / 2016 U.S. Presidential Election / Re: What does Ted Cruz really want? on: March 25, 2015, 03:04:30 pm
I do find Cruz's placing so many chips on the Christian Right's square to be an odd tactical move.

He really has no bona fides to win them over. Sure, he's a Southern Baptist, but so is Bill Clinton. He's a Princeton-and-Harvard Man who, as far as I can tell, has never really worn religion on his sleeve during his time in public office. I recall there being an interview he did before running where he said abortion is "not an animating issue for [him]." Then, of course there is the fact that one of his major benefactors is Peter Thiel, a hedonistic anarcho-capitalist and Very Rich Gay who lives in San Francisco.

Maybe he realized that he's set fire to too many things to be anywhere near Establishment (and that's a crowded boat to be in anyway), but you can't be a Tea Party Outsider when you worked in the Bush Administration and your wife works for Goldman Sachs. Maybe cobbling together a Frankenstein out of the various Pat Robertson, Gary Bauer and Mike Huckabee coalitions was the most attractive remaining option.

Considering that the Christian Right is more of a blatant political project than a sincere religious group (though I guess those aren't mutually exclusive), I don't really see the problem. And it's not like these guys aren't shameless hypocrites, either.
20  Presidential Elections - Analysis and Discussion / 2016 U.S. Presidential Election / Re: Why does Clinton need to chose a male running mate? on: March 25, 2015, 02:58:34 pm
Why did the first 43 Presidents have to be white men?
21  Presidential Elections - Analysis and Discussion / 2016 U.S. Presidential Election / Re: Senator Cruz: 9/11 caused me to like country music. on: March 25, 2015, 02:57:33 pm
More shameless pandering by Ted Cruz.
22  General Politics / U.S. General Discussion / Re: Who was more liberal, Obama or Clinton? on: March 23, 2015, 02:16:17 pm
Kind of a dumb question tbh.
23  General Politics / U.S. General Discussion / Re: "America's anti-liberal myth" on: March 22, 2015, 11:17:31 pm
There never was much to the Left in the United States.

Huh
24  General Politics / U.S. General Discussion / Re: What could possibly explain this relationship? A headscratching analysis on: March 13, 2015, 01:32:07 pm
oh god, the "Obama is America's first half-white President" banality again.
25  Forum Community / Off-topic Board / Re: The Web Is Dying; Apps Are Killing It on: March 11, 2015, 06:37:26 pm
Ebola?
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