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76  Election Archive / 2012 Elections / Re: Rumor: Ron Paul to endorse Gary Johnson on the Tonight Show, Tuesday. on: September 04, 2012, 02:15:20 am
I'd love it if this happened, and not just for hackish "herp Obama's gonna win" crap.  It'll genuinely make the election interesting.
77  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: Opinion of the Preceding Poster's Signature Thread VIII on: September 03, 2012, 02:23:23 pm
Haters gonna hate.
78  Presidential Elections - Analysis and Discussion / Presidential Election Trends / Re: Perfect President on: September 03, 2012, 02:36:14 am
I don't think that could ever happen unless you had some sort of great national tragedy or World War III or something.
79  Election Archive / 2012 Elections / Re: Romney: "Are you better off than you were 4 years ago?" Answer: "Yes." on: September 02, 2012, 11:42:12 pm
To even compare it Iraq and Afghanistan is dishonest and asinine...

You're right, to try to downplay Libya by comparing it to Iraq and Afghanistan, or any other conflict that wasn't solely unilateral, is dishonest.

I don't understand your point.  Neither Iraq, Afghanistan, nor Libya was solely unilateral.  We had broad international support (at least among NATO and "Western" countries) for Afghanistan and Libya, and much less, but still some, in Iraq.

The relevant point is that 0 Americans died for Libyan freedom (or "freedom"), while thousands of Americans died for Iraqi and Afghan "freedom."

Not that kind of unilateral, domestically unilateral without any respect for the War Powers Resolution. The relevant point is that the President declared a unilateral war w/out Congress

I see if it's a war that a few hundred rich white men approve of while BILLIONS of people around the world protest against it is okay.  But if BILLIONS of people around the world agree with the war but you don't seek the approval of a few hundred rich white men then it is a travesty?!

Please provide your source for "billions of people around the world" agreeing with the bombing of Libya.

I don't know about billions, but the Libyan revolutionaries wanted it, and overall it was widely viewed as a humanitarian necessity, considering how Gaddafy Duck's troops were closing in on Benghazi, and there was a pretty reasonable chance that the city would be in flames if it fell to the forces that flew the world's most original flag.
80  General Politics / U.S. General Discussion / Re: Gay marriage map on: September 02, 2012, 08:30:11 pm
That map sure doesn't help make America look like it's not a right-wing hellhole.
81  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: Which political party is the preceding poster most ideologically similar to? on: September 02, 2012, 07:04:44 pm
Democratic Party
82  General Politics / U.S. General Discussion / Re: Sun Myung Moon dead at 92 on: September 02, 2012, 07:00:12 pm
Could someone enlighten me as to the reasons for the Unification Church being labelled a cult, other than the fact that it's a fairly new religious movement?
83  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: Which political party is the preceding poster most ideologically similar to? on: September 02, 2012, 06:46:28 pm
U.S. Republican Party
84  Election Archive / 2012 Elections / Re: Ron Paul Supporters - Who are you supporting now? on: September 02, 2012, 02:52:22 pm
You know, if we lose this election, maybe we really ought to consider working across the aisle to form a cordon sanitaire around the Paulite/Libertarian movement.

Have fun allying yourself with such mainstream anti-libertarians as Rick Santorum and Mike Huckabee. That ought to be the key to restoring Republican majorities, even as demographics indicate that the future of the Republican Party resembles Ron Paul more than the theocons and neocons would like to admit.

Not a big fan of Huckabee, but the youth vote is not necessarily a good indicator of future party voting behavior. After all, after young voters rallied behind McCarthy and propelled McGovern to victory, these same Democrats would later rally behind Mr. "Bombs in Bosnia" Clinton and Mr. "Kill List" Obama.

That's what happens when we have a society that labels certain ideologies as silly things that only immature non-"grown up" people believe in.
85  General Politics / Individual Politics / Re: United States presidential election, 1972 on: September 02, 2012, 02:48:45 pm
After reading McCloskey's Wikipedia article, I'm glad I voted for him.  Not only did he run on an anti-war platform, but he went on to co-found the Council for the National Interest with Paul Findley.

FF
86  Election Archive / 2012 Elections / Re: Ron Paul Supporters - Who are you supporting now? on: September 02, 2012, 02:21:00 pm
All Ron Paul supporters should be voting for Romney, otherwise, they are simply throwing their votes away.

They'd be throwing their vote away by voting for an anti-freedom HP like Romney.

Seriously, libertarians supporting Romney because he's the "lesser of two evils" is ridiculous.  He wants to bomb Iran just as much if not more than Obama, he has actually spoken out against medical marijuana IIRC, and he opposes same-sex marriage.  And he's a massive supporter of the crusader state of Israel and it's brutalism (Obama at least seems a bit unenthusiastic).  The lesser of two evils is still evil, and by voting for Romney (or Obama) you're basically saying you're okay with the kind of crap they support.

The "lesser of two evils" fallacy is a perversion of liberal democracy (which is a perversion of democracy itself, but that's aside the point).
87  General Politics / Individual Politics / Re: 1968 Democratic Primaries on: September 02, 2012, 02:10:50 pm
Eugene McCarthy is the only option.
88  Election Archive / 2012 Elections / Re: Romney: "Are you better off than you were 4 years ago?" Answer: "Yes." on: September 02, 2012, 03:04:53 am
The death of Osama bin Laden hasn't really made us better off than we were four years ago, anyways.  He was pretty much just a boogeyman by the time of his assassination.
89  Election Archive / 2012 Elections / Re: Updated ballot access news for 3rd party candidates on: September 02, 2012, 02:50:05 am
Johnson's on the ballot in Oklahoma now! Many thanks to the "zombified corpse of Americans Elect". The LP is still suing so he's Gary Johnson (Libertarian) and not Gary Johnson (Americans Elect), but he's on.

That's amazing, considering how Oklahoma has some of the worst ballot access laws.

Also: ha, I used to be one of Independent Political Report's reporters.
90  Election Archive / 2012 Elections / Re: Are You Better Off Now Than You Were 4 Years Ago? on: September 02, 2012, 12:32:32 am
Meh, I haven't noticed anything.

And even if not, I can understand that replacing our current fool with another fool who's also right wing isn't going to make it any better.
91  General Politics / International General Discussion / Re: Israeli court: Israeli army not at fault for murdering Rachel Corrie on: September 01, 2012, 09:11:41 pm
Intentionally placing oneself in mortal peril is a damned foolish protest technique.  What did Corrie expect?  Honestly, she got what she wanted: publicity.  Isn't it disingenuous to call for justice when this is clearly the outcome she desired?

I'm surprised at you. Of course she wasn't expecting, or wanting, to die.

Shh.  I'm trying to get a rise out of FallenMorgan.

Meh
92  General Politics / Individual Politics / Re: Opinion of Charlie Crist on: September 01, 2012, 04:34:26 pm
Meh, moderate hero.
93  Election Archive / 2012 Elections / Re: DNC speakers announced 8/27 UPDATE: Crist will speak on: September 01, 2012, 04:11:58 pm
Why Rahm Emmanuel?  Isn't he a gigantic twat?
94  Forum Community / Forum Community / Which cartoon character is the preceding poster most similar to? on: September 01, 2012, 03:48:48 pm
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95  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: Rank how ideologically similar the preceding poster is to you on: September 01, 2012, 03:19:59 pm
7?
96  General Politics / International General Discussion / Re: the youngest survivor of buchenwald on Germany's circumcision ban on: August 31, 2012, 06:21:20 pm
Godwin

Unless it's absolutely necessary, nobody has the right to slice up a child's penis before they have any capability to give consent.
97  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: Rank how ideologically similar the preceding poster is to you on: August 31, 2012, 06:07:51 pm
Eh...1, 2?
98  General Politics / Individual Politics / Re: 2012 Democratic All Options Primary on: August 31, 2012, 05:51:14 pm
Vermin Supreme. I like Ponies. A lot. The Littler the better.
99  General Politics / Individual Politics / Re: United States presidential election, 1972 on: August 31, 2012, 05:50:28 pm
Support his exact political orientation or not, Humphrey was a good guy. He took courageous stands on issues like civil rights and opposing Communism. And he served in public office with honor and integrity. Hell, I'm pretty sure I would have voted for Humphrey in '68 as well.

He's got my vote.
100  General Politics / U.S. General Discussion / Re: New RNC Rule for Allocating Delegates on: August 31, 2012, 03:36:31 pm
This is very very very good. If we lose in 2012, we don't want a Paul-type or Bachmann-type having a shot of victory in 2016.

Paul didn't have a shot at victory anyways.  All this does is close the playing field to establishment candidates.
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