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Dr Adequate
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Message 511 of 1322 (646861)
01-06-2012 10:51 PM
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01-06-2012 9:40 PM


Re: Things Rick Santorum Worries About
Quite aside from the lack of the former increasing the practicality of the latter, I think, akin to what Dr A has suggested about Perry, that Rantorum fails to realize that sodomy includes all sexual acts other than procreative sex, without regard to the gender of the participants.

Well, it's not just about the definition of sodomy, it's that he insists that sex be "procreative". Though according to some random person on the internets: "Oral sex is acceptable by the Catholic Church if and only if it is used as foreplay and leads to sex."

Apparently the Catholic Church forbids any sexual act that might not lead to pregnancy, although they can be remarkably accommodating to priest-on-altar-boy action.


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Message 512 of 1322 (647064)
01-08-2012 12:32 AM


Finally a Man on Our Side!!
Newt Gingrich is the man to vote for, it appears, as he is probably the most in touch with the plight of the poor and middle class, at least according to Newt Gingrich, who claims "I'm not rich".

And it's a good thing; I was getting sick of all these wealthy-ass bastards running the place.

Jon


Love your enemies!

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Dr Adequate
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Message 513 of 1322 (647071)
01-08-2012 2:42 AM
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01-08-2012 12:32 AM


Things Newt Gingrich Doesn't Know
Things Newt Gingrich Doesn't Know ...

I am convinced that if we do not decisively win the struggle over the nature of America, by the time they're my age, they will be in a secular atheist country, potentially one dominated by radical Islamists.

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Dr Adequate
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Message 514 of 1322 (647072)
01-08-2012 2:43 AM


Newt Gingrich, Hypocrite And Cry-Baby
"I think one of the great problems we have in the Republican Party is that we don't encourage you to be nasty." - Newt Gingrich, 1978

"If in fact we are to follow the Chamberlain liberal Democratic line of withdrawal from the planet we would truly have tyranny everywhere, and we in America could experience the joys of Soviet-style brutality and murdering of women and children." - Newt Gingrich

"The left-wing Democrats will represent the party of total hedonism, total exhibitionism, total bizarreness, total weirdness, and the total right to cripple innocent people in the name of letting hooligans loose." - Newt Gingrich

"These people are sick. They are so consumed by their own power, by a Mussolini-like ego, that their willingness to run over normal human beings and to destroy honest institutions is unending." - Newt Gingrich

""The secular-socialist machine represents as great a threat to America as Nazi Germany or the Soviet Union once did." - Newt Gingrich

"I think Obama gets up every morning with a worldview that is fundamentally wrong about reality. If you look at the continuous denial of reality, there has got to be a point where someone stands up and says that this is just factually insane." - Newt Gingrich

"Politics has become a really nasty, vicious, negative business and I think it's disgusting and I think it's dishonest." - Newt Gingrich, 2012

So what exactly have Romney supporters been saying about poor ol ' Newt that made him complain about "nasty, vicious, negative, disgusting, dishonest" tactics? Did they compare him to Mussolini or Hitler or say he was insane or that his policies would lead to "murdering of women and children" ... ?

... oh, right, they said there were some points on which he agreed with Obama.

That's crossing the line.

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Message 515 of 1322 (647202)
01-08-2012 2:37 PM


Perry wants to re-invade Iraq! Haha, is it me or this guy's campaign is over?
  
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Message 516 of 1322 (647717)
01-10-2012 11:54 PM


So with ninety percent of precincts reporting, it's Romney, then Paul, then Huntsman, Gingrich just squeezing out Santorum in fourth place, Santorum fifth, and Perry coming up in Santorum's rear.

I never thought I'd say this, but I want a few more votes for Santorum, because it will annoy Newt, which is fun.


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Message 517 of 1322 (647733)
01-11-2012 3:27 AM
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01-10-2012 11:54 PM


I know I'm considered an alien in the American language, but I'm not an illegal alien as I don't live in America. Maybe this is not related to the thread, but I have a question or two as this is about American politics.

How does the electoral process work at this stage? Are only registered Republicans allowed to vote in the Republican primaries?

Last night, when votes were started to be counted in New Hampshire, I saw that blue papers were being separated from the pink papers (apparently blue papers were Democrat votes). How does his fit in?

I also know about Super Tuesday and all that, but how would a Democratic or Republican Convention work? From what I've see all delegates from all the states vote for the eventual Republican or Democrat candidate. What on earth happens there?

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Dr Adequate
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Message 518 of 1322 (647739)
01-11-2012 4:23 AM
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01-11-2012 3:27 AM


How does the electoral process work at this stage? Are only registered Republicans allowed to vote in the Republican primaries?

That varies from state to state: primaries are "open" or "closed".

I also know about Super Tuesday and all that, but how would a Democratic or Republican Convention work? From what I've see all delegates from all the states vote for the eventual Republican or Democrat candidate. What on earth happens there?

If by the time of the conference there's a clear winner, then the delegates would naturally put on a show of party unity by all voting for the winner, since there's nothing to gain by acting like a jerk at that point. If there wasn't a clear winner, it could get interesting. I don't know the last time that that happened.


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Message 519 of 1322 (647745)
01-11-2012 4:45 AM
Reply to: Message 501 by Dr Adequate
01-05-2012 2:44 AM


Re: God Calls It
If he has been told who would win and he told the world, maybe all the losers could take the campaign money they have raised and would have spent bamboozaling the faithful voters and give it to charity.

Or wouldn't that work?

Abe:

Perry coming up in Santorum's rear.

Fnar, fnar!

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The above ontological example models the zero premise to BB theory. It does so by applying the relative uniformity assumption that the alleged zero event eventually ontologically progressed from the compressed alleged sub-microscopic chaos to bloom/expand into all of the present observable order, more than it models the Biblical record evidence for the existence of Jehovah, the maximal Biblical god designer.
-Attributed to Buzsaw Message 53

Moreover that view is a blatantly anti-relativistic one. I'm rather inclined to think that space being relative to time and time relative to location should make such a naive hankering to pin-point an ultimate origin of anything, an aspiration that is not even wrong.

Well, Larni, let's say I much better know what I don't want to say than how exactly say what I do.


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Message 520 of 1322 (647749)
01-11-2012 6:15 AM
Reply to: Message 518 by Dr Adequate
01-11-2012 4:23 AM


Thanks Doc

Those blue papers in New Hampshire (Democrat votes, if I understand correctly); did those Democrats vote for the "best" Republican candidate?

If so, why were those ballots separated from the pink ballots? Are the considered to be of equal value?

I will explain why I say this. My understanding is that the Democrats won't go through the same process, as there is a Democrat in the White House. I could be wrong. Maybe the Democratic primaries in New Hampshire were also conducted at the same time, with only one candidate, President Obama? Maybe the votes were just counted in the same centre?

It all is very confusing for an alien!


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Message 521 of 1322 (647799)
01-11-2012 11:22 AM
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01-11-2012 3:27 AM


How does the electoral process work at this stage?

It doesn't. We Americans can be proud of having the most dysfunctional system that has ever existed.

Are only registered Republicans allowed to vote in the Republican primaries?

As Dr Adequate has said, that varies from state to state.

Here, in Illinois, I am asked whether I want a Republican or Democratic ballot (there might be other choices, too). Whichever I choose, I am apparently considered a registered member of that party until the next primary.

I gather that the procedure is New Hampshire is similar, but with one difference. Apparently, one is given a form to specify one's party membership, and that can be filed after voting. So if I were in NH, I could vote Republican, then complete that form to thereafter cancel any implied Republican affiliation and go back to being an independent.


Jesus was a liberal hippie

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Message 522 of 1322 (647800)
01-11-2012 11:36 AM
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01-11-2012 11:22 AM


So what is to stop Dems voting for the most idiotic Rep candidate to scupper the Reps presidential condidate.

I imagine I'm missing something obvious.


The above ontological example models the zero premise to BB theory. It does so by applying the relative uniformity assumption that the alleged zero event eventually ontologically progressed from the compressed alleged sub-microscopic chaos to bloom/expand into all of the present observable order, more than it models the Biblical record evidence for the existence of Jehovah, the maximal Biblical god designer.
-Attributed to Buzsaw Message 53

The explain to them any scientific investigation that explains the existence of things qualifies as science and as an explanation
-Attributed to Dawn Bertot Message 286

Well, Larni, let's say I much better know what I don't want to say than how exactly say what I do.


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Message 523 of 1322 (647801)
01-11-2012 11:39 AM
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01-11-2012 11:36 AM


Absolutely nothing and in fact that is a very common tactic.

For example, in the US in open election primary states it would be wise for any and all members of the Democratic party to do just that; to try to advance the least electable Republican candidate.


Anyone so limited that they can only spell a word one way is severely handicapped!

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Dr Adequate
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Message 524 of 1322 (647802)
01-11-2012 11:42 AM
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01-11-2012 11:36 AM


So what is to stop Dems voting for the most idiotic Rep candidate to scupper the Reps presidential condidate.

Fear that s/he might actually win?

It's generally believed that open primaries produce more moderate candidates. I don't know if there's been any systematic study as to whether they do.


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Message 525 of 1322 (647803)
01-11-2012 11:43 AM
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01-11-2012 6:15 AM


I could be wrong. Maybe the Democratic primaries in New Hampshire were also conducted at the same time, with only one candidate, President Obama?

There was a Democratic primary at the same time. There actually was an opponent of Obama running.
http://blogs.dailymail.com/donsurber/archives/49199

Jesus was a liberal hippie

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