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126  General Politics / Political Debate / Re: Opinion of Cliven Bundy on: April 20, 2014, 10:09:54 pm
An idiot who needs to fullfill his contract obligations.
127  Presidential Elections - Analysis and Discussion / 2016 U.S. Presidential Election / Re: Walker not having a college degree is going to crush him in crucial swing areas on: April 20, 2014, 09:54:48 pm
Zuck dropped out to found one of the most transformative, significant companies in modern history.

Pffft.
128  Presidential Elections - Analysis and Discussion / 2016 U.S. Presidential Election / Re: Christopher Hitchens: The Case Against Hillary Clinton on: April 19, 2014, 09:03:22 pm
You can still watch it here (don't know for how long though): http://tv.nrk.no/program/koid21001114/gaddafis-hemmelige-liv

It's called "The Secret Life of Gaddafi" and I see now that it is in fact British.

Thanks.
129  Presidential Elections - Analysis and Discussion / 2016 U.S. Presidential Election / Re: Christopher Hitchens: The Case Against Hillary Clinton on: April 19, 2014, 11:25:02 am
Oh wow that's worse then I thought. Can you give me the name/link to the documentary please?

The thing is Saddam did things like that to. Killing people by putting them feet-first into plastic shredders, security forces smashing a newborn against a wall to make a point, endless torture, ect.

Never mind Uday and Qusay who were even worse (personally, at least).
130  Presidential Elections - Analysis and Discussion / 2016 U.S. Presidential Election / Re: Christopher Hitchens: The Case Against Hillary Clinton on: April 19, 2014, 12:59:24 am
Obama governs as a hawk? That's the most ridiculous thing I've heard for quite some time. I think you should have a really hard time trying to find someone who thinks Osama bin Laden or Muammar Gaddafi actually deserved to live. Even Saddam Hussein doesn't come remotely close to the cruelty those two persons embodied. Most Libyans today pretty much consider Gaddafi as the equivalent to Satan. Few people since Hitler has perpetrated more evil than Gaddafi.

Saddam Hussein was much, much worse then either Gaddafi or Bin Laden.
131  Presidential Elections - Analysis and Discussion / 2016 U.S. Presidential Election / Re: Walker not having a college degree is going to crush him in crucial swing areas on: April 19, 2014, 12:55:55 am
Shouldn't the President be an extraordinary person though?  It's a really important job, an average person should never be President. 

The question is whether the person has the qualifications and skills needed to be President.  A college degree is not necessary, you just want a person to have gained knowledge and experience some other way.

The thing is going to College doesn't make anyone "extraordinary" and being elected & re-elected (recall) Governor in a swing state probably means you're not an "average person" either.

This issue will literally affect nothing and I don't see why anyone thought to make a deal about it begin with.
132  Presidential Elections - Analysis and Discussion / 2016 U.S. Presidential Election / Re: Walker not having a college degree is going to crush him in crucial swing areas on: April 18, 2014, 10:13:15 pm
133  Presidential Elections - Analysis and Discussion / 2016 U.S. Presidential Election / Re: Christopher Hitchens: The Case Against Hillary Clinton on: April 17, 2014, 07:09:01 pm
Her support for the Iraq War is a serious issue, does America want another hawk in the White House?
Well, America seems to be fine with hawks, considering they've elected them since 1952.

Are you saying that Carter was a hawk?

Carter Doctrine/Material Intervention In Afghanistan/End of Detente.
134  General Politics / International General Discussion / Re: U.S denies visa to Hamid Abutalebi, Iranian choice for U.N Ambassador on: April 17, 2014, 07:06:33 pm
At least this guy didn't get his country convicted of being a terrorist state by the World Court like Roberts Gates did. His being appointed as Defense Secretary, and being kept on by a President who ran on the slogan "change" was just ridiculous.

International law only really applies to lesser nations.
135  General Politics / Individual Politics / Re: Tumblr Leftism vs. True Leftism on: April 17, 2014, 03:23:36 pm
136  Presidential Elections - Analysis and Discussion / 2016 U.S. Presidential Election / Re: Is Elizabeth Warren looking more like a candidate? on: April 17, 2014, 10:56:09 am
As you said, she won't run. If she did, she would likely have better odds of stopping Clinton than anyone else on the left. College kids and progressives love her, but she's too far left of the American mainstream, especially after 8 years of Obama. She would get decimated in a general election by any but the weakest Republicans (she may beat Bush, Santorum or Jindal, but even that would be a long shot. Cruz would beat her easily.)

No he wouldn't.
137  Presidential Elections - Analysis and Discussion / 2016 U.S. Presidential Election / Re: Who's likely to win the 2016 GOP South Carolina primary? on: April 16, 2014, 04:38:45 pm
There is utterly zero need for most of those options to be present in the poll. Jesus.

Voted Walker.
138  General Politics / U.S. General Discussion / Re: Keep on digging, Louisiana. Keep on digging. on: April 16, 2014, 01:59:27 pm
I can't help but think that modern social conservationism has morphed into institutionalized ignorance.
139  General Politics / U.S. General Discussion / Re: Bloomberg plans a $50 million challenge to the NRA on: April 16, 2014, 01:57:52 pm
Bleh, wish he'd do this for other issues like minimum wage or clean energy.
140  General Politics / International General Discussion / Re: U.S denies visa to Hamid Abutalebi, Iranian choice for U.N Ambassador on: April 14, 2014, 10:17:36 pm
Murder is indefensible.

This is very defensible.

No one is being killed because of this policy. No one is being physically harmed in any way because of it.

The only thing being hurt is the feelings of people who hate America.

False. Out legitimacy as the host of the UN is being hurt by it.
141  Presidential Elections - Analysis and Discussion / 2016 U.S. Presidential Election / Re: DEMOCRATS ONLY: Who would you vote for in this Democratic primary? on: April 14, 2014, 11:34:06 am
Clinton, as nominating Sanders ensures a Republican president.
142  General Politics / International General Discussion / Re: U.S denies visa to Hamid Abutalebi, Iranian choice for U.N Ambassador on: April 14, 2014, 11:27:57 am
The fact that he was involved with the embassy storming in 1979 is frankly irrelevant to this issue. As host nation to the UN we have an obligation to allow the chosen Iranian delegate.

Yep, we're breaking the law.

Why don't you cry over it?

So you think we should move the UN HQ to another country?

I'm sorry but there is really no defending this.

143  General Politics / International General Discussion / Re: U.S denies visa to Hamid Abutalebi, Iranian choice for U.N Ambassador on: April 13, 2014, 07:37:24 pm
The fact that he was involved with the embassy storming in 1979 is frankly irrelevant to this issue. As host nation to the UN we have an obligation to allow the chosen Iranian delegate.
144  General Politics / U.S. General Discussion / Re: Which is the most accurate theory of American politics? on: April 13, 2014, 07:27:50 pm
Majoritarian Pluralism.
145  General Politics / Individual Politics / Re: opinion of political correctness on: April 12, 2014, 01:54:54 am
Bad (Normal)
146  Presidential Elections - Analysis and Discussion / 2016 U.S. Presidential Election / Re: Huckabee vs Clinton: Who Wins Arkansas? on: April 11, 2014, 03:38:40 pm
Huckabee, unless he implodes somehow.
147  Presidential Elections - Analysis and Discussion / 2016 U.S. Presidential Election / Re: Sheldon Adelson yanks Christie's leash after West Bank comments on: April 11, 2014, 03:38:16 pm
The blatant and utter dishonesty of the Israel lobby in American never ceases to amaze me.
148  General Politics / U.S. General Discussion / Re: Kathleen Sebelius resigning on: April 11, 2014, 01:01:51 pm
Why exactly is she leaving?
149  Presidential Elections - Analysis and Discussion / 2016 U.S. Presidential Election / Re: Hillary is "thinking about it" on: April 10, 2014, 04:38:35 pm
Hilldawg will never be President.

You wish.
150  Presidential Elections - Analysis and Discussion / 2016 U.S. Presidential Election / Re: Scott Walker doesn't have a college degree. on: April 10, 2014, 08:11:11 am
Such people may not be the sorts that we want as leaders. They may be full of resentments toward degreed professionals -- which is likely to result in bad policy decisions intended to $crew such people politically on behalf of well-heeled puppeteers. Scott Walker is much like that. The problem isn't that he is 'stupid' (he likely isn't) -- it is instead that he seeks to destroy or degrade a large part of the American middle class on behalf of people who long for a return for the Gilded Age with its 75-hour workweeks and 40-year lifespans for industrial workers.

The bolded is silly. Why would someone who was twice elected a Governor of a major swing state and is talked about as being a major candidate for President hold resentment against some "degreed professional" who works as a school teacher/IT guy or something and will never have the power or connections Walker has?

If anything you'd figure they would hold resentment for him, which Link's posts suggest they do.

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