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1  General Politics / Individual Politics / Re: 2002 Georgia Senatorial on: Today at 12:24:31 am
Do I have to? :/

At least you didn't pull an Oldiesfreak and say if you vote for Cleland you support Jim Crow and the KKK.
2  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: Update XX: A Darn Good Judge of My Financial Situation on: January 29, 2015, 11:32:25 pm
Is the fear of cooking for one person just a manifestation of a deeper fear of being alone?

If so, why don't you start dating again or something? Then you can cook for two.
3  General Politics / U.S. General Discussion / Re: Texas shows its ever-true colors on Muslim Capitol Day on: January 29, 2015, 10:52:41 pm
Actually, I remember watching the documentary Jesus Camp and there was a scene where the homeschooled kids recited an alternative version of the pledge of allegiance to the American flag, the Israeli flag and "the Christian flag." The last one was this one that is found in some American Protestant churches:

4  General Politics / U.S. General Discussion / Re: Texas shows its ever-true colors on Muslim Capitol Day on: January 29, 2015, 10:44:02 pm
I'm confused. Did she want them to pledge allegiance to the United States or to Israel?

I think the point is that to her, there is no difference.

An old-school British Tory is meant to hold The Church, The Crown and The Empire above all else.

A reactionary American Teavangelical is meant to view defense of Israel, Fetuses and The One Percent as core national values.
5  General Politics / Individual Politics / If you were a woman, would you wear the hijab when visiting Saudi Arabia? on: January 29, 2015, 10:35:52 pm
Also, rather ironic that the wife of the Kenyan Communist Muslim looked like this in Saudi Arabia...



While the wife of the Real 'Murican Freedom Defendin' Christian Soldier donned the symbol of Islamo-fascist oppression...

6  General Politics / U.S. General Discussion / Re: Professor fired for criticizing Israel files suit against University of Illinois on: January 29, 2015, 08:30:09 pm
The thing is the charge of anti-semitism is massively overused when it comes to Israel. I mean Sheldon Silver called Zephar Teachout an anti-semite for saying she'd support the Obama administration on Israel. Come on.

That's no reason to dismiss very clear examples of people being wildly anti-semitic.

No, but you can understand that "crying wolf" all the time can lead to that.
7  General Politics / Individual Politics / Re: 1956 Connecticut Senate election on: January 29, 2015, 07:48:14 pm
Prescott. The Dodds are just terrible.
8  General Politics / U.S. General Discussion / Re: Did Jindal Peak too Early? on: January 29, 2015, 07:46:28 pm
He started running for president the second he became governor and it shows. He was more interested in checking off the national conservative bucket list than in running his state well. The hot mess that is their voucher program is proof of that.
9  General Politics / U.S. General Discussion / Re: Texas shows its ever-true colors on Muslim Capitol Day on: January 29, 2015, 07:44:21 pm
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"I did leave an Israeli flag on the reception desk in my office with instructions to staff to ask representatives from the Muslim community to renounce Islamic terrorist groups and publicly announce allegiance to America and our laws," she posted on Facebook.

This makes zero sense whatsoever. Either she assumed all Muslims are raging, foaming-at-the-mouth anti-Semites who would melt at the sight of a Magen David or she's just one of those AIPAC-ers who thinks Israel is the 51st and most important state in the US.
10  General Politics / U.S. General Discussion / Re: Professor fired for criticizing Israel files suit against University of Illinois on: January 29, 2015, 07:25:42 pm
The guy advocated mass murder and put the blame for anti-semitism on the victims. He can go to hell, and the hypocrisy of the far left has never been clearer when it comes to "speech has consequences".

So I take it you are equally offended when Alan Dershowitz et al basically advocate Third Reich tactics in eliminating Palestinians at all costs?
11  General Politics / U.S. General Discussion / Re: Rep. Tim Ryan (D-OH-13) now pro-choice on: January 29, 2015, 07:16:58 pm
It's also plausible that Ryan is just stating this now so he doesn't look like an opportunist by announcing it the same year he decides to run for a statewide office.

It probably won't help. Susan Combs (Comptroller, R-TX) tried this in 2013 (in reverse: going from pro-choice to pro-life) to make herself more electable in the 2014 Republican lieutenant governor primary. Nobody really seemed to believe her and as it became increasingly obvious that she wasn't very good at her job and had no natural base, she ended up not running anyway.
12  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: Update XX: A Darn Good Judge of My Financial Situation on: January 29, 2015, 07:18:59 am
This is part of the reason I don't understand renewing your lease when your employment is up in the air. Not only are you committing to a financial obligation you don't know when you can actually pay for, but you're removing any opportunity to find a place closer to whatever future job you have.

If you choose to work that far away, you're giving yourself an automatic pay cut and taking an extra hour a day out of your life that could be spent doing other things (more napping? more football?).
13  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: Which State can you see the Previous Poster being a Senator/Governor of? on: January 29, 2015, 07:15:28 am
This is practically a gimme - North Carolina. (Not conservative enough for Louisiana, I'm afraid.)
14  General Politics / Individual Politics / Re: Opinion of Bashar Assad on: January 28, 2015, 07:18:06 pm
Most people in his position would have absconded to Dubai with suitcases full of cash and gold bullion quite some time ago. Even if he left the treasury completely bare, he'd be leaving his country in a better position than it's in now.
15  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: Update XX: A Darn Good Judge of My Financial Situation on: January 28, 2015, 12:52:51 am
I'm not answering your question.  You don't care about me.  All you care about is calling me the worst idiot in the world.  You hate me.  Plain and simple.  Why should I answer the question of someone who hates me?

I don't hate you. Hating someone requires actually giving a s#$% about them, which I don't in this case. I've offered advice and you've spurned it. I've brought up some unpleasant realities and you've denied them. The same goes for pretty much everyone here.

To paraphrase Harry Truman, we're not giving you hell. We're telling you the truth and you just think it's hell. Your life is a hot mess and it's going to stay that way until you realize that and actually do something about it. Until then, you'll continue to provide me with some light, after-work comic relief with the never ending SNL skit that is your life.
16  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: Update XX: A Darn Good Judge of My Financial Situation on: January 28, 2015, 12:33:08 am
You guys have this idea that I will never get a job again.  You think I'm too fat and too much of an idiot to work.  Further proves my point that most of you do not care a lick about me.  In fact, most of you use me for your entertainment.  That's not friendship.  That's hate.  Cold hate.

You didn't answer my question. Who is paying next month's bills? You have no savings and no assets.

Once you've burned through whatever cash you have on hand, you can either mooch off Papa some more or go get on the unemployment dole and mooch off the taxpayers.

If you have any dignity, you'll go to Papa. If you have any decency, you'll get on the dole. But you have neither one.
17  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: Update XX: A Darn Good Judge of My Financial Situation on: January 28, 2015, 12:27:43 am
Memphis, what's wrong with extending the lease in Tulsa?  I live in Tulsa.  Where else would I live in Tulsa?  It's not unbelievable.  It's smart.

Bushie, who is going to pay the rent at your Tulsa lair now that you're a stay-at-home...person?

Who is going to be paying your monthly loan bills? What about the palladium cable package?
18  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: Update XX: A Darn Good Judge of My Financial Situation on: January 27, 2015, 09:41:54 pm
What did you actually have to do?  Just say the words "I accept His free gift of salvation"?

It went something like this:

19  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: Update XX: A Darn Good Judge of My Financial Situation on: January 27, 2015, 09:23:09 pm
Wow, Panda.  You are completely off track.  I'm not dumb enough to believe that last paragraph.  I'm going to heaven not because of anything I've done or not done, but it has everything to do with Jesus.  There is no sin whatsoever that can keep me out of heaven now that I've accepted His free gift of salvation.  I do not have to earn my way to heaven.  Yet, because of Jesus, I am guaranteed to go to heaven.  Nothing can ever change that, period.

Jeff, I'm pretty sure that "accepting" His salvation requires you to actually, you know, follow his teachings and the other stuff in The Bible. You aren't leading a Christian life. You're a lazy person who takes advantage of others. Church is just an excuse for you to gorge yourself on taco salad and various casseroles at the weekly potlucks.

Works has absolutely nothing to do with salvation.  It is the result of salvation, not the cause.

Jeff, by refusing to honor your father and mother, you are violating one of the ten commandments. Obeying God's commands isn't "work" in the Catholic sense of doing good works. It's obedience, which is an inseparable part of faith. Your "faith" that God is going to give you a free pass despite you doing absolutely nothing He asks you to do isn't faith - it's self delusion.
20  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: Update XX: A Darn Good Judge of My Financial Situation on: January 27, 2015, 09:16:56 pm
We call it pop in Oklahoma and as all of America can agree, Oklahomans are not morons.

I will do what I need to increase my water intake.  I'm not going to commit to a schedule, but I will start drinking more water.

This map suggests things are more complicated than that. I find it interesting that the OKC area uses the Southern-ism "coke" while the Tulsa area does, indeed, refer to it as "pop."

Jeff, it's not complicated. The only thing "you need to" do to increase your water intake is DRINK SOME F@#$ING WATER. It's not complicated. You don't need to buy water drinking shoes and water drinking shorts that will sit in the closet unused. You can literally walk over to your sink, hold a glass under it and, voila, some water. And don't give me a bunch of BS about tap water because even Okie swamp water isn't as unhealthy as the processed crap you shovel down your gullet three times a day. The fact that you are unwilling to do that, instead simply saying you'll plan to, shows how completely hopeless you are.

I plan to do exactly what you describe.  I don't have to do a complete 180.

Drinking water is a 180 to you? Boy, you're on a one-way trip to the land of motorized scooters, insulin syringes, kidney failure and not having to buy shoes anymore because you won't have any legs.

We're asking you to move maybe five degrees at best and you won't even do that.
21  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: Update XX: A Darn Good Judge of My Financial Situation on: January 27, 2015, 09:15:18 pm
Wow, Panda.  You are completely off track.  I'm not dumb enough to believe that last paragraph.  I'm going to heaven not because of anything I've done or not done, but it has everything to do with Jesus.  There is no sin whatsoever that can keep me out of heaven now that I've accepted His free gift of salvation.  I do not have to earn my way to heaven.  Yet, because of Jesus, I am guaranteed to go to heaven.  Nothing can ever change that, period.

Jeff, I'm pretty sure that "accepting" His salvation requires you to actually, you know, follow his teachings and the other stuff in The Bible. You aren't leading a Christian life. You're a lazy person who takes advantage of others. Church is just an excuse for you to gorge yourself on taco salad and various casseroles at the weekly potlucks.
22  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: Update XX: A Darn Good Judge of My Financial Situation on: January 27, 2015, 09:11:42 pm
I am a Page 25-er.

Someone please make a bumpersticker or t-shirt or something about that.

Would anyone else be interested in these Euro oval stickers? A subtle nod to Update...

23  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: Update XX: A Darn Good Judge of My Financial Situation on: January 27, 2015, 09:06:32 pm
We call it pop in Oklahoma and as all of America can agree, Oklahomans are not morons.

I will do what I need to increase my water intake.  I'm not going to commit to a schedule, but I will start drinking more water.

This map suggests things are more complicated than that. I find it interesting that the OKC area uses the Southern-ism "coke" while the Tulsa area does, indeed, refer to it as "pop."

Jeff, it's not complicated. The only thing "you need to" do to increase your water intake is DRINK SOME F@#$ING WATER. It's not complicated. You don't need to buy water drinking shoes and water drinking shorts that will sit in the closet unused. You can literally walk over to your sink, hold a glass under it and, voila, some water. And don't give me a bunch of BS about tap water because even Okie swamp water isn't as unhealthy as the processed crap you shovel down your gullet three times a day. The fact that you are unwilling to do that, instead simply saying you'll plan to, shows how completely hopeless you are.
24  Presidential Elections - Analysis and Discussion / 2016 U.S. Presidential Election / Re: What week will Clinton announce? on: January 27, 2015, 12:26:48 am
If she wasn't running, she'd have said so by now. Just after Easter sounds about right.

She'd be putting her party at a huge disadvantage if in March or April she abruptly announced she wasn't running. The non-Hillary Democratic field is even more nebulous than the current Republican field and any Democrats would be behind the Republicans as far as lining up donors and staff and getting their ground operations up and running.
25  General Politics / Individual Politics / Re: Opinion of Chris Kyle on: January 27, 2015, 12:19:30 am
A film glorifying him seems to be in bad taste (I didn't see it), but at the end of the day I do think there's some merit in the argument that soldiers set aside morality and ethics on the battlefield and just do what leaders tell them to do. Chris Kyle didn't start the war; he didn't invent the position of sniper, he just did what he was called on to do, and he was very effective at it.

Hasn't "I was only doing what I was told" been considered an illegitimate excuse for one's actions since Nuremberg?

Regardless of what he did or didn't do at war, his behavior off the battlefield was beneath the dignity of someone representing America's armed forces. He took what should be quiet, heroic public service and cheapened it into a commercialized, over-hyped way to make a quick buck off the same rubes who buy Lee Greenwood CDs and yellow ribbon magnets at gas stations.
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