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« on: December 01, 2003, 08:37:47 pm »
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Well-how about we get to know each other on a first-name basis.  Sometimes, when responding to what someone posted, It becomes agitating to have to refer to them by their wacko usernames.  So-  I'm Dave.

If you think this is a dumb idea, or you don't want to participate, by all means, you don't have to.
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« Reply #1 on: December 01, 2003, 11:59:28 pm »
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You're Dave eh? I don't like that. We already have a DAVE. The guy who runs this website, Dave Leip. So from now on, you'll be refered to as Dave #2. Hahaha! Just kidding.

I don't now how many other people will give their first names on this, but what the hell, I don't care. I'll give mine.

With me, it's no big puzzle, DemrepDAN. Which part of that do you think is my name? That's right, it's Dan.

On a side note, I added Demrep to the front of my name because at times, I don't consider myself a member of either party. I would call myself a Democratic-Republican, hence the name Dem Rep. But if I had to choose a political party, I would pick the Democratic Party without hesitation.
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« Reply #2 on: December 02, 2003, 12:04:53 am »
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I'm Eric.
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« Reply #3 on: December 02, 2003, 02:24:19 am »
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Well you all get three guesses what my name is??? Cheesy Cheesy Wink
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« Reply #4 on: December 02, 2003, 03:57:06 am »
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I'm Don.
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« Reply #5 on: December 02, 2003, 06:20:10 am »
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I'm usually called Al
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« Reply #6 on: December 09, 2003, 11:00:32 pm »
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I'm Chris.
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« Reply #7 on: December 09, 2003, 11:44:03 pm »
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On a side note, I added Demrep to the front of my name because at times, I don't consider myself a member of either party. I would call myself a Democratic-Republican, hence the name Dem Rep. But if I had to choose a political party, I would pick the Democratic Party without hesitation.

I thought "demrep" meant Democratic Representative... Smiley

I'm Michaël.  Or you can call me Michael if the French trémas over the "e" bothers you when pronouncing my name Wink
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« Reply #8 on: December 11, 2003, 05:11:38 pm »
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My name is also Dan.  So, demrepdan, looks like you'll have to go by Dan #2, or, as my parents have tried to call me for 30 years now (to my chagrin) Danny.  Daniel is also available, but I was never fond of that one either.  How about Danforth?  It seemed to work OK for Quayle.
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« Reply #9 on: December 11, 2003, 05:33:12 pm »
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My name is also Dan.  So, demrepdan, looks like you'll have to go by Dan #2, or, as my parents have tried to call me for 30 years now (to my chagrin) Danny.  Daniel is also available, but I was never fond of that one either.  How about Danforth?  It seemed to work OK for Quayle.

Danforth was his name though. Well, middle name. He went by the name Dan, which gave many people the allusion that his name was Daniel.

I don't think too much confusion will come of this, since there are currently only TWO Dan's on the board. However, if another Dan shows up, we'll have to kick him out of the forums Wink

I also don't really like the name, Danny, even though my closest family members call me that. But, I don't have too much of a problem being called Danny, especially if its by my friends. Which I hope all of you on this forum are Smiley  However, I think there are some of you who are out to get me Roll Eyes or maybe I'm just.......paranoid.
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« Reply #10 on: December 16, 2003, 06:59:44 pm »

I'm Eric.
Christopher Michael's real name is: Michael or Mike. I sure would like to meet you face to face Nym90 or Eric, I'd love to talk politics with you. We agree on a lot, and yet we disagree just the same on many issues, like a Howard Dean Presidency that you tout.
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« Reply #11 on: December 16, 2003, 07:00:59 pm »

Well you all get three guesses what my name is??? Cheesy Cheesy Wink
After my third guess, I still don't get it.
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« Reply #12 on: December 16, 2003, 07:03:10 pm »

My name is also Dan.  So, demrepdan, looks like you'll have to go by Dan #2, or, as my parents have tried to call me for 30 years now (to my chagrin) Danny.  Daniel is also available, but I was never fond of that one either.  How about Danforth?  It seemed to work OK for Quayle.
sure, it did. I suppose though, that you know how to spell "POTATO[E]?"
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« Reply #13 on: December 16, 2003, 07:06:18 pm »

My name is also Dan.  So, demrepdan, looks like you'll have to go by Dan #2, or, as my parents have tried to call me for 30 years now (to my chagrin) Danny.  Daniel is also available, but I was never fond of that one either.  How about Danforth?  It seemed to work OK for Quayle.

Danforth was his name though. Well, middle name. He went by the name Dan, which gave many people the allusion that his name was Daniel.

I don't think too much confusion will come of this, since there are currently only TWO Dan's on the board. However, if another Dan shows up, we'll have to kick him out of the forums Wink

I also don't really like the name, Danny, even though my closest family members call me that. But, I don't have too much of a problem being called Danny, especially if its by my friends. Which I hope all of you on this forum are Smiley  However, I think there are some of you who are out to get me Roll Eyes or maybe I'm just.......paranoid.
YES, we are friends, friend. My AOL screen name is micma9. Feel free to add me to your Buddy List. That goes for everyone, Republican or Democrat. I am of a dying breed, a Centrist.
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« Reply #14 on: December 16, 2003, 07:19:28 pm »
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Call me Reuben (my middle name), and I have a single, uniform ideology: I'm a liberal. Let me explain:

Social issues: Here I am often a liberal as dems use the word. I support gun control, am pro-choice, pro-gay rights (am still not sure about marriage, would support civil unions), do not like conservative commentators like O'Reilly saying Christianity is inherent to what America is. The issue I most disagree with dems is this category is Affirmative Action, which I oppose on liberal grounds- sacrifices the equal rights of individuals to the equal rights of arbitrary racial groupings. I always oppose race in politics.

Economic Issues: I'm a traditional liberal capitalist. As John Locke, the original liberal, said, the government is best that governs least. Nowhere is this more true than in economics. Economic theories of socialism are just a carryover of the ancien regime idea of Father State.

Foreign Policy: My single most important and most liberal issue. I am a radical Wilsonian. All mankind is created equal, and no Citizen of Freedom can rest until all humanity is free. Anyone who supports a Hitler, Stalin, Hussein, Arafat, etc., is an enemy of democracy, a racist, and a traitor to all mankind.
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« Reply #15 on: December 16, 2003, 07:36:11 pm »

Call me Reuben (my middle name), and I have a single, uniform ideology: I'm a liberal. Let me explain:

Social issues: Here I am often a liberal as dems use the word. I support gun control, am pro-choice, pro-gay rights (am still not sure about marriage, would support civil unions), do not like conservative commentators like O'Reilly saying Christianity is inherent to what America is. The issue I most disagree with dems is this category is Affirmative Action, which I oppose on liberal grounds- sacrifices the equal rights of individuals to the equal rights of arbitrary racial groupings. I always oppose race in politics.

Economic Issues: I'm a traditional liberal capitalist. As John Locke, the original liberal, said, the government is best that governs least. Nowhere is this more true than in economics. Economic theories of socialism are just a carryover of the ancien regime idea of Father State.

Foreign Policy: My single most important and most liberal issue. I am a radical Wilsonian. All mankind is created equal, and no Citizen of Freedom can rest until all humanity is free. Anyone who supports a Hitler, Stalin, Hussein, Arafat, etc., is an enemy of democracy, a racist, and a traitor to all mankind.
A radical Wilsonian? President Wilson's foreign policy blunders with his League of Nations and Treaty of Versailles gave rise to Hitler. The treaty was way to harsh on Germany, and it hurt the working classes. Who did they start listening to? The platform that gave rise to one of History's most notorious madmen, Adolph Hitler. I recommend that you read the book "Wilson's Ghost,"  coauthored by Robert S. McNamara, former Secretary of Defense under John F. Kennedy. It was required reading for my  Bachelor's in Political Science, the course was called: "War and Peace in the 21st Century."
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« Reply #16 on: December 17, 2003, 08:58:33 am »
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A liberal Republican? I thought you were all dead...
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« Reply #17 on: December 17, 2003, 03:01:44 pm »
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Most GOPers are liberal in at least some of the ways I describe. As for the status quo dinosaurs who support tyranny and terrorism, they might as well get out of the party, we have no use for 'em. (Trade you Chafee for Zell!)

Wilson's fourteen points were meant to establish a worldwide system of democracy with malice toward none. Wouln't ya know it? The French stabbed us all in the back.

(Wilson made some big mistakes, but he was right in pinciple. My favorite thinker in the world today is Clinton's first CIA director, Jim Woolsey. Check out his ideas at http://www.freedomhouse.org , or http://www.defenddemocracy.com
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« Reply #18 on: December 17, 2003, 06:21:30 pm »

Most GOPers are liberal in at least some of the ways I describe. As for the status quo dinosaurs who support tyranny and terrorism, they might as well get out of the party, we have no use for 'em. (Trade you Chafee for Zell!)

Wilson's fourteen points were meant to establish a worldwide system of democracy with malice toward none. Wouln't ya know it? The French stabbed us all in the back.

(Wilson made some big mistakes, but he was right in pinciple. My favorite thinker in the world today is Clinton's first CIA director, Jim Woolsey. Check out his ideas at http://www.freedomhouse.org , or http://www.defenddemocracy.com
Wait a minute now! The French would never stab us in the back!
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« Reply #19 on: December 18, 2003, 12:24:10 pm »
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Not the social stuff, where I know I'm closer to the left, but most GOP are liberal in the economic and foreign policy sense I describe.

I am using the actual definition of liberal (Locke-Montesqieu-Burke-Pitt-Jefferson), not the cockamamy socialist-defense of tyrants junk.
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« Reply #20 on: December 20, 2003, 12:48:42 pm »
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Not the social stuff, where I know I'm closer to the left, but most GOP are liberal in the economic and foreign policy sense I describe.

I am using the actual definition of liberal (Locke-Montesqieu-Burke-Pitt-Jefferson), not the cockamamy socialist-defense of tyrants junk.

I love you!!!:)

Finally, someone uses the political labels correctly! Liberal originates from the word for free! You almost made me believe that I'm a republican myself!

Oh, and my name is Gustaf (I wont be as arrogant as Ryan since I'm not sure as to whether you would be familiar with Swedish first names:))
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« Reply #21 on: December 20, 2003, 03:18:57 pm »
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Not the social stuff, where I know I'm closer to the left, but most GOP are liberal in the economic and foreign policy sense I describe.

I am using the actual definition of liberal (Locke-Montesqieu-Burke-Pitt-Jefferson), not the cockamamy socialist-defense of tyrants junk.

I love you!!!:)

Finally, someone uses the political labels correctly! Liberal originates from the word for free! You almost made me believe that I'm a republican myself!

Oh, and my name is Gustaf (I wont be as arrogant as Ryan since I'm not sure as to whether you would be familiar with Swedish first names:))

I'm very familiar with Swedish names, my family stems from Sweden!

That is great! Tell me more! Wherefrom in Sweden, do you have any Swedish names left?

And then, think about the odds of two people with a Swedish ancestry ending up in the same AMERICAN forum!
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« Reply #22 on: December 20, 2003, 03:38:11 pm »
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Not the social stuff, where I know I'm closer to the left, but most GOP are liberal in the economic and foreign policy sense I describe.

I am using the actual definition of liberal (Locke-Montesqieu-Burke-Pitt-Jefferson), not the cockamamy socialist-defense of tyrants junk.

I love you!!!:)

Finally, someone uses the political labels correctly! Liberal originates from the word for free! You almost made me believe that I'm a republican myself!

Oh, and my name is Gustaf (I wont be as arrogant as Ryan since I'm not sure as to whether you would be familiar with Swedish first names:))

I'm very familiar with Swedish names, my family stems from Sweden!

That is great! Tell me more! Wherefrom in Sweden, do you have any Swedish names left?

And then, think about the odds of two people with a Swedish ancestry ending up in the same AMERICAN forum!

We certainly do have Swedish names left, a family last name now is Hegstrom...changed from Hager when they came over.  Gustaf was actually the name of my Grandfather, also we have Elsa as a name.  So we have quite a few names still that are Swedish.

Now where are we from?  most are from Kopparberg and Vastmanland, however we also have roots in Stockholm.

That would actually be hilarious if we were related some how, also kind of weird at the same time.

I live just east of Stockholm, but my mother's family comes from Dalarna, so they could well be close to Kopparberg. Sweden is a small country, but maybe not THAT small. Still, I suppose it is possible, we could check it out if you want to Smiley!

This means that you could think of me as your grandfather!:) (which would be kind of weird though...)

Anyway, this was an unexpected pleasure to say the least!!
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« Reply #23 on: December 21, 2003, 12:53:13 pm »
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« Reply #24 on: December 21, 2003, 09:49:18 pm »
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Foreign Policy: My single most important and most liberal issue. I am a radical Wilsonian. All mankind is created equal, and no Citizen of Freedom can rest until all humanity is free. Anyone who supports a Hitler, Stalin, Hussein, Arafat, etc., is an enemy of democracy, a racist, and a traitor to all mankind.
I don't think it's fair to lump Arafat with Hussein, Hitler, and Stalin.
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