On guns, well there's no need to moderate, really, because there's no debate; both sides are on the same page.....
Last edited by Top_Cat; 09-11-2012 at 05:16 PM.
I don't think "moderation" quite covers what I think they need to do. "Get out of the Fox-induced echo chamber and into the real world" is closer.
do you think people will be allowed to make violins?
who's going to make the violins?
Bush's immigration proposal was EXTREMELY liberal - hell, even some democrats thought it went too far. There is no "fundamental" change. If there is one thing the Republicans are good at, it's moving the goalpost and pretending it was always there.
There is no doubt in my mind that politically the USofA is Republican in their capitalist views, which seems odd after what FDR did for the country, but they're pro small government, anti-tax, even internationally they're pro-Israel (whatever that means), but they're not voting in significant numbers because of the bat-**** crazy. I still love how many pro-marketeers in the TP have decided to hate Wall Street
Do I contradict myself?
Very well then I contradict myself,
(I am large, I contain multitudes.
Haha I just heard Romney got less Mormon vote than John McCain? That would be such a hilarious fact if true.
Brad McNamara @bbuzzmc
Will say this once and then nothing else. Defamation laws quite clear in Aus.be careful.
http://www.nytimes.com/2012/07/15/ma...yond.html?_r=0MY WIFE’S LOVER
My wife is having an affair with a government executive. His role is to manage a project whose progress is seen worldwide as a demonstration of American leadership. (This might seem hyperbolic, but it is not an exaggeration.) I have met with him on several occasions, and he has been gracious. (I doubt if he is aware of my knowledge.) I have watched the affair intensify over the last year, and I have also benefited from his generosity. He is engaged in work that I am passionate about and is absolutely the right person for the job. I strongly feel that exposing the affair will create a major distraction that would adversely impact the success of an important effort. My issue: Should I acknowledge this affair and finally force closure? Should I suffer in silence for the next year or two for a project I feel must succeed? Should I be “true to my heart” and walk away from the entire miserable situation and put the episode behind me? NAME WITHHELD
oh please please please.
oh wait we haven't talked about it yet: CIA Director Petraeus quits: extramarital affair
ok we've caught up. oh please please please
Last edited by Ikki; 09-11-2012 at 09:19 PM.
To call what the republicans have been doing for the last four years "dissent" is like calling World War II a skirmish.
Certainly no reasonable person would call it 'patriotic'.
Terms like 'the greater good' are meaningless because there is no universal conception/agreement on that and, if you don't agree, naturally you may dissent.
Last edited by Ikki; 09-11-2012 at 11:22 PM.
As you know I'm very small government as well, but there federal government should be for upholding the rights of the people ; not upholding the rights of the states to then impose their own their own restrictive and authoritarian laws. There's no point being small government if all you end up doing is creating an environment for someone beneath you to establish a big, imposing, high-taxing, high-spending, authoritarian government, as the end result for the people is exactly the same as if you'd done that yourself in the first place.
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