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60976  Other Elections - Analysis and Discussion / Congressional Elections / Re: CT--Democratic Party Nom. on: May 18, 2006, 11:26:58 am
Lieberman -we need more Democrats like him. 

Why do you hate freedom?

Because Lieberman is great and the liberals are the ones that hate freedom.

How is Lieberman and his massive pro-censorship campaigns pro-freedom and liberals who oppose it therefore hate freedom?

Lieberman's whining about violence and sex in the media means he has to go. Period. Such prudery can not be tolerated.
60977  General Politics / U.S. General Discussion / Re: Protectionism, free trade and their economic impact. on: May 18, 2006, 11:24:43 am
If free trade improves human rights better than protectionism why is there an embargo on Cuba?
60978  General Politics / International General Discussion / Nepalese King's powers drastically curbed on: May 18, 2006, 11:15:26 am
http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/world/south_asia/4992508.stm

Under the new law passed, that tyrant has effectively been reduced to the level of a European constitutional monarch. Great move.
60979  General Politics / International General Discussion / Re: Day 115: Moldova on: May 18, 2006, 01:01:59 am
The Communists support the West and the conservatives support Russia. Quiote a strange place.

I remember reading the newspaper headline "Pro-Western Communists Win In Moldova". I just read the first part initially, saw only "Pro-Western Communists" and did a double take.
60980  General Politics / International General Discussion / Day 115: Moldova on: May 18, 2006, 01:00:50 am
http://www.cia.gov/cia/publications/factbook/geos/md.html

Discuss.
60981  General Politics / U.S. General Discussion / Question for people who thought Bush would be over 50% before November on: May 17, 2006, 12:40:13 pm
Do you still think so now? He's go to make up a 20 point defecit with nothing coming up looking good for him.
60982  General Politics / International General Discussion / Day 114: Micronesia on: May 17, 2006, 01:13:33 am
http://www.cia.gov/cia/publications/factbook/geos/fm.html

Discuss.
60983  Other Elections - Analysis and Discussion / Congressional Elections / Re: rick santorum should hire james carville and paul begala... on: May 17, 2006, 12:11:54 am
Got a better idea.

All he needs to do is oppose amnesty for illegal aliens, and get casey to support it.

Right, because we all know the #1 issue there is those hordes and hordes of illegal aliens pouring into Pennsylvania. I'm sure that you can beat Sanders in Vermont and Dorgan in North Dakota too by opposing illegal immigration, since it's such a huge issue in those parts.

Roll Eyes
60984  General Politics / International General Discussion / Incumbent PM claims Fiji victory on: May 16, 2006, 11:58:25 pm
http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/asia-pacific/4988644.stm

Sounds like he's from the racist party, in which case I'm not happy.
60985  General Politics / Political Debate / Re: Which map is more idiotically drawn? on: May 16, 2006, 11:55:08 pm
Looks like Peru.

And there are much worse districts in Florida, and African countries (Malawi anyone?)
60986  General Politics / Political Debate / Re: Women in combat on: May 16, 2006, 09:48:29 pm
Here's another point: Let's say you lived in a country that was invaded by a foreign power. Would you be against women partaking in the resistance? You'd rather see your country fall than have women in combat in that case?

And of course, there's also the example of Nancy Wake: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nancy_Wake
60987  General Politics / Political Debate / Re: Women in combat on: May 16, 2006, 09:38:50 pm
I didn't make this topic.
60988  General Politics / Political Debate / Re: Women in combat on: May 16, 2006, 09:35:14 pm
Point is, if communist insurgencies can use women in combat, why not the real army? That kind of nullifies all the arguments against it.
60989  General Politics / Political Debate / Re: Women in combat on: May 16, 2006, 09:32:40 pm
These girls could kick all your asses:

60990  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: Alcohol on: May 16, 2006, 09:31:05 pm
Hell yes.
60991  General Politics / International General Discussion / Re: Day 113: Mexico on: May 16, 2006, 09:12:25 pm
Isn't illegal immigration an issue in Mexico as well? I remember reading about that, the same type of folks there as here are complaining about illegals from Central America. Mexico is much tougher on them though, apparentely almost all are deported and businesses hiring them are heavily fined.
60992  General Politics / U.S. General Discussion / Re: Bush 50 State SUSA Approval Poll on: May 16, 2006, 09:06:40 pm
He's not going to make up 20 points in 5 months, especially with nothing in the future looking good for him.
60993  General Politics / Political Debate / Re: Women in combat on: May 16, 2006, 09:03:04 pm
Yes. Tons of communist guerilla forces do this and they are rather effective. I bet the FARC chicks could kick anyone on this forum's ass.
60994  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: Did you believe Hawkeye was real? on: May 16, 2006, 12:56:22 pm
Even after reading places like Free Republic and Stormfront for awhile out of curiosity, I still have yet to see a single person like Hawkeye. Holocaust deniers don't support Bush or the Iraq war, which they see as just a proxy for Israel. They also aren't going to be fans of Jack Chick, who believes the Holocaust happened (despite his utterly insane theories about it) and frequently uses blacks as the intelligent people who "show the light" in his tracts. Plus neither Freeper idiots or Holocaust deniers use arguments as easily rebutable and completely illogical as Hawkeye did, their arguments are trash and 100% false of course, but they make sense if you accept their very warped worldview, while Hawkeye's don't make any sense at all. A real Holocaust denier would laugh at Hawkeye.
60995  General Politics / Political Debate / Re: What percentage of midterm voters are YRSMFCSS4$? on: May 16, 2006, 10:27:18 am
1. Under Age 35 - Yes
2. Is a Republican - No
3. Is socially moderate - No
4. Is fiscally conservative - Moreso than the Republicans, but not really
5. Lives in the suburbs - NO!!!
6. Frequents Starbucks - No
7. Pays $4 for coffee - No
60996  Presidential Elections - Analysis and Discussion / Presidential Election Trends / Re: Could 2006 Be Another 1994? on: May 16, 2006, 10:22:54 am
Democrats will come up with a set agenda of policy items in due time -what I am more worried about is how they will use their majorities in Congress (if and when they get them).  To be sure, I want President Bush to be held accountable, but I don't want our desire for vengeance to define our tenure, or our Congressional majorities will not last past 2008.   

I'm not sure they can come up with a positive message that will sell.

The left wing of the party has a stranglehold and is a tremendous liability, probably driving off more voters than they attract, and forcing the party to take positions that ensure minority status.

The Republicans really didn't have this problem in 1994.

I share your concern about what the Democrats would do if they won control.  They seem to have nothing but anger and vitriol, and no positive program.  They would just use their time to hound Bush, and it could very well backfire, costing them their majority and the presidency in 2008.

If you really think about it, to have Democrats controlling Congress and 'hounding' President Bush would be the best possible outcome for your party, allowing the GOP to take a breather, and use the resulting backlash from all the investigations to take back Congress and retain the White House in Republican hands for another four years -at least.

For this reason I prefer letting your party retain control of Congress this November, but with margins so slim you won't be able to accomplish much if anything.  As I said in another post in another thread, this way you (the GOP) will get the blame for whatever goes wrong as the party in power, but virtually none of the benefits accruing to that status.

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I'm a fatalist on these things at this point.  I think the Republican congress has been dreadful as of late, and, all other things being equal, deserves to lose its majority.  But I hate the Democrats so much that I fear what will happen if they gain control of congress.  I fear that a Democratic victory guarantees more terror attacks since they are so weak on defense and foreign policy, and have more hostility for the president than for those who seek to kill as many of us as possible.  Just as they were always more concerned for the 'rights' of criminals than for innocent victims of crime, they are more interested in protecting the 'rights' of terrorists who wish to attack us than protecting the lives of innocent Americans.

Do you overreact much?   Roll Eyes 

And you wonder why I never get along with him. Remember, this is the guy you said you'd vote for over a good loyal Democrat like jfern.
60997  Forum Community / Forum Community / Did you/do you plan on graduating college in 4 years? on: May 15, 2006, 11:38:44 pm
Option 4. I just finished my 4th year of college last week, and I still got at least another year left to graduate.

Of course, none of my friends graduated/are graduating in 4 years either. I don't think anyone at Mankato does. I actually know a guy who is likely to graduate after his younger brother.
60998  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: Have you ever tried a cigarette? on: May 15, 2006, 11:35:24 pm
Never, never will. I'm smart enough not to deal with that cancer causing trahs.
60999  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: Which of the two preceding forumites is meaner? on: May 15, 2006, 01:27:08 pm
Richius
61000  General Discussion / History / Re: Would the USSR still be around if General Zia-ul-Haq hadn't come to power? on: May 15, 2006, 12:41:27 pm
Had the Soviet Union survived in the form Gorbachev had took it near the end, it'd be way better off than most of the ex-republics are now. Russia was certainly more democratic right near the end of the Soviet Union than it is now, and some of the Central Asian republics are far worse off than the Soviet Union was at any point since Stalin (Uzbekistan and Turkmenistan being quite obvious)

Freedom House scores agree with me here too.
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