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Unread post by bannination » Fri Mar 15, 2013 7:39 pm

I would definitely vote for that woman. She's amazing, and as far as I can tell never sold out to special interests.
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Unread post by Stinger » Fri Mar 15, 2013 9:48 pm

bannination wrote:I would definitely vote for that woman. She's amazing, and as far as I can tell never sold out to special interests.
I'd love to see her kick that arrogant Jeb Bush's ass.

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Unread post by \V/ » Wed Apr 17, 2013 11:26 am

Vrede wrote:\V/, re your signature:
"We Are Legion: The Story of..." This video is no longer available due to a copyright claim by VHX.
Thanks Vrede!!!
That's the third time "Youtube" has taken the video down :oops:
Moving to another source, since youtube keeps censoring this video to prevent this documentary from being viewed by the public :lol:
Fixed link ;)

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Unread post by O Really » Sun May 05, 2013 4:39 pm

Oh great. Take another high-seniority Dem out of Congress. Good plan. :roll:

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Unread post by O Really » Sun May 05, 2013 5:02 pm

"alleged" gerrymandering is like saying "alleged" gravity.

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Re: OWS

Unread post by Boatrocker » Thu Aug 08, 2013 11:58 am

Seemed like a good thread to post this:

15 things everyone would know if there were a liberal media

Our media went to hell the day the News Bureaus were rolled into the Entertainment divisions and the ratings whores put in charge.
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"On some great and glorious day the plain folks of the land will reach their heart's desire at last and the White House will be adorned by a downright moron." — H. L. Mencken, July 26, 1920, in The Baltimore Evening Sun

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Unread post by O Really » Wed Sep 18, 2013 11:43 pm

Dude - we respect your opinion. Propaganda vids, not so much.

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Unread post by \V/ » Thu Sep 19, 2013 1:59 am

Propaganda rarely results from truth outside of the perspective of the person speaking...there was nothing but truth regarding the events that occurred, and it has been 2 years :-0?>
What do you see as propaganda???

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Unread post by O Really » Thu Sep 19, 2013 9:26 am

If my comment was taken as wanting to limit \V/'s choice in posting, I apologize. Just expressing my preference for original thought. I'm sure he's more than capable of it.

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Unread post by O Really » Mon Sep 23, 2013 4:02 pm

Yeah, those are like fun-facts, but I'd like to see some causation. F'rinstance, the five poorest are also among the most obese. The five poorest are also among the least-educated. They also have an above average number of teen pregnancies. They also all have really good university sports programs with a history of NCAA violations. So I guess I've found the causation: if you're fat, uneducated and poor, with a pregnant 14-year old daughter and a camo "Roll Tide" shirt, you're voting GOP. Allrighty then!

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Unread post by O Really » Mon Sep 23, 2013 4:04 pm

Along the same line, what - other than racism going back to 1964 - could possibly get those people to vote for Republicans? (Relatively serious question, if anybody has a relative serious answer.)

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Unread post by O Really » Mon Sep 23, 2013 4:28 pm

Vrede wrote:Along with "racism going back to 1964", voting based on social issues contrary to one's economic interests would be one explanation. This phenomenon was described in What's the Matter with Kansas? How Conservatives Won the Heart of America. Then, there's the dogmatic belief, pushed on the gullible by corporate fat cat interests, that con policy leads to a stronger economy. Some people never learn.

As for the causation why blue states do better, it could be that blue state policy leads to a healthier economy or that successful people prefer, on average, to live in blue states. Probably a mix.
Yes, "voting based on social issues contrary to one's economic interests" works, at least to a point. But don't these people feel even the least bit foolish when they're voting for a guy or party who campaigns on cutting the benefits they are personally receiving?

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Unread post by O Really » Mon Sep 23, 2013 11:48 pm

Well, those guys are a bit different. It's fun to remind people like Reality that he's never drawn a check that didn't have "US Treasury" on it, and that Nascar gets paid by the taxpayers, essentially from the same source as those receiving the dreaded "handouts," but neither of them matches the profile of the Mississippi or Alabama voter. For one thing, they both had a skill and a trade, and managed to stay employed over the course of a career. I'd guess they both went to decent schools, and have had numerous opportunities in their lives. I don't think their view that "what I get is deserved, everyone else is a parasite" would really apply in Third World AL or MS. Those people out there vote for the GOP only because they can't stand "liberals" but they have no education or context as to what a "liberal" is or why they should be against them. That part I understand. But if the choice is between some vague concept of "liberal" and the guy who says he's going to take food off your family's table, I'm pretty sure I'd take practicality over ideology. They don't, for some reason. If they'd like another chance to secede, I'd surely vote to help them.

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Re: OWS

Unread post by O Really » Tue Oct 08, 2013 9:50 pm

So much for that "anonymous" part...http://www.theverge.com/2013/10/8/48179 ... t-among-13

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