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1876  General Politics / U.S. General Discussion / Re: Conservatives outraged as Obama racistly acknowledges that racism still exists on: July 20, 2013, 12:33:08 pm
lol white people
1877  General Discussion / Religion & Philosophy / Re: "Spiritual but not religious" on: July 20, 2013, 12:30:55 pm
Ugh, those people.
1878  Forum Community / Off-topic Board / Re: Non-Political Pet Peeves on: July 19, 2013, 09:51:07 pm
Pretentious snobs.
1879  Forum Community / Off-topic Board / Re: Experiences with Depression on: July 19, 2013, 09:48:47 pm
Depression does suck, and what sucks more are people who can't fathom why anyone would ever be depressed.

However, as far as depression and anxiety go, getting out of your own head somehow is very helpful, even though it does take a lot of effort and patience sometimes. I know this from experience.
1880  Forum Community / Off-topic Board / Re: The 25 Worst People in America: A Napoleon Original Series on: July 19, 2013, 09:41:59 pm
Barry Hussein Soetero Marshall Davis
1881  General Politics / Individual Politics / Re: Relation between your personal lifestyle/political beliefs? on: July 19, 2013, 06:19:01 pm
I have also been told that I have a very conservative lifestyle, what with my musical interests, religious beliefs and ministerial career aspiration, preference for small towns over big cities, business casual dress style, cautiousness, inexperience with drugs, and introverted personality. I am also very conservative with my money.

What does having an introverted personality have to do with being conservative? Tongue
1882  General Politics / U.S. General Discussion / Inside the plan to sell House Republicans on immigration reform on: July 19, 2013, 06:10:07 pm
It continues to be widely accepted that there is no chance comprehensive immigration reform could ever get through the House. But proponents of reform are not prepared to give up. And they are putting together a plan designed to win over individual House Republicans — one by one — by mobilizing constituencies within their districts to make an economic and moral case that reform is necessary not just to solve the immigration problem, but for the good of the economy and the country.

Earlier this week, business groups and other advocates for reform met with leading pro-reform Senators to discuss the fact that efforts to pressure House Republicans have been too sluggish and need to be revved up for the August recess. And it’s true that aides to reform Senators are frustrated and want to see more action. But proponents of reform are trying to change that, and the nuances of the emerging plan are interesting and important.

The idea is to identify major businesses — farmers, growers, tech companies — in the districts of individual Republicans and get them to make the case to their Members of Congress that immigration reform is necessary for the good of the local economy. In other words, the idea is to make this less about what major business groups such as the U.S. Chamber of Commerce or big agricultural groups want and more about what their individual members want of their own Representatives. The notion that reform is being orchestrated by big business and “big ag” groups is a rallying cry against it for conservatives.

“People are talking about this as if it’s all about the big Republican groups like the Chamber of Commerce,” an aide to a pro-reform Senator tells me. “What’s going to matter is their ability to activate their members and reach down into the business grass roots. House Republicans are going to start to hear from the businesses in their districts.”

1883  General Politics / U.S. General Discussion / Re: House passes farm bill, eliminating Food Stamps on: July 19, 2013, 06:06:15 pm
The original post is lying. The bill doesn't eliminate food stamps.

It guts and takes the teeth out of the program.

No, it doesn't do that either. Someone is whining to prevent a 3% reduction to an extremely expensive program.

Lying is frowned upon, krazen.
1884  General Politics / U.S. General Discussion / Re: Polls on Same-Sex Marriage State Laws on: July 19, 2013, 06:05:21 pm
I'd like to see more states legalize it, but it's just not a federal issue.

Then why the need for DOMA?
1885  General Politics / U.S. General Discussion / Re: U.S. House Is the Most Conservative It's Been in More Than 60 Years on: July 19, 2013, 05:50:15 pm
60 years ago would be 1953. Nobody back then would consider a party whose core principle is keeping the top tax rate at 35%.

Cool story bro.  http://library.cqpress.com/cqresearcher/document.php?id=cqresrre1947040900#.UedSSxaTM20

Anyway, rightly or wrongly, people in the year 1953 are not exactly going to cotton to a party with the modern-day Democrats' views on gay rights, abortion, school prayer, racial issues, etc., and propensity for denouncing anyone who disagrees with those views as a bigot.

I see both of your points.

Anyway, obviously American politics is more conservative these days, relative to the corresponding  time period (since comparing the conservatism of today to the past in absolute terms is rather silly...the past is usually by definition, more "conservative.")
1886  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: What age do you guys think I am? on: July 19, 2013, 04:21:03 pm
The important thing is that you're a child.
1887  Forum Community / Forum Community / Do you ever feel like a plastic bag? on: July 18, 2013, 01:25:36 pm
1888  General Politics / U.S. General Discussion / Re: 40 Republican quotes about rape in recent years on: July 16, 2013, 09:14:18 pm
A lot of these really aren't that controversial. Several of them are variants of "rape is bad but abortion is murder and therefore worse". It's a somewhat common view.

Racism is somewhat common too.
1889  General Politics / U.S. General Discussion / 40 Republican quotes about rape in recent years on: July 16, 2013, 08:01:32 pm

But I sure that these are a few isolated instances and in no way representative of the Republican Party these days.
1890  General Politics / Economics / Re: Opinion of Linking University Tuition to Future Salaries on: July 16, 2013, 06:39:04 pm
Its a reasonable idea, but a better way would be allowing only state universities with full government-granted tuition, keeping the rich out of university as much as possible and reserving it for the poor.

So the rich don't have the right to go to college?

learn 2 reed opebo posts plz
1891  Presidential Elections - Analysis and Discussion / Presidential Election Trends / White evangelicals in the South vs white evangelicals outside the South on: July 16, 2013, 01:35:56 pm
In the mid-to-late 20th century, white evangelicals outside the states of the Old Confederacy tended to be considerably more Republican than those within the Southern states (or areas that had Southern cultural heritage but weren't exactly part of the South themselves). This was generally true even through the Reagan years in the 1980s.

In the 1990s, Southern white evangelicals really trended hard toward the GOP camp, to the point that by the time the 2000s rolled around, White evangelicals in much of the country-Southern and non-Southern alike-became the major electoral backbone of the Republican Party.

My question is: Are white evangelicals in the South becoming more Republican than white evangelicals outside the South? Would this parallel a more general trend of Southern whites becoming more Republican than non-Southern whites?

1892  Presidential Elections - Analysis and Discussion / Presidential Election Trends / Re: Why are US tourism areas leaning Dem? on: July 16, 2013, 01:26:58 pm
Latte liberals.
1893  Presidential Elections - Analysis and Discussion / Presidential Election Trends / Re: Nevada: Long Gone? on: July 16, 2013, 01:26:07 pm
What's missing here is the point - the demographic percentages just get worse and worse for the GOP with each passing election:  you can't really say that the Dems 'maxed out' the Latino vote in 2012 - because there will be more Latinos and fewer whites by 2016.

That depends a bit on Latino turnout vs white turnout, though, doesn't it?
1894  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: Opinion of Cyclists? on: July 16, 2013, 01:20:56 pm
Highly favorable. We are a nation of fats. It's time they all started peddling. And I would have far more desirable men to choose from in a nation of leans to boot. Bikes are a freedom fighting vehicle.

And you call yourself a Republican in 2013! Wink
1895  Forum Community / Off-topic Board / Re: Opinion of Bob Dylan? on: July 16, 2013, 01:18:22 pm
Great songwriter, but I don't care for his voice.
1896  Forum Community / Off-topic Board / Re: Opinion of Neil Young on: July 16, 2013, 01:16:41 pm
Old man, look at my life, I'm a lot like you were....

1897  General Politics / Individual Politics / Re: Opinion of John Maynard Keynes on: July 16, 2013, 01:13:05 pm
So the best the libertarians can come up with are a couple of anti-Semitic lines? Weren't most people anti-Semitic back then? I thought you guys had legitimate attacks against you know, his economic theories.

he was also a stupid queer lolololol

and had no idea about SOUND MONETARY POLICY
1898  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: just sitting in an exurb is soul killing on: July 16, 2013, 01:06:48 pm
I guess my soul died in 1984. And there you have it.

Coincidentally, so did America's (re-election of the Reagan).

If it helps, no more than 30 percent of the adult population voted for him. Tongue
1899  General Politics / U.S. General Discussion / Re: Why are Republicans so frothy? on: July 16, 2013, 01:03:11 pm
I think it's an intimidation tactic myself.
1900  General Politics / U.S. General Discussion / Is it logically inconsistent to be against affirmative action.... on: July 16, 2013, 12:43:57 pm
..but for racial profiling?

With all the threads about Zimmerman and Martin, might as well make this one. Tongue
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