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Panda
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Message 136 of 143 (677951)
11-03-2012 8:45 AM
Reply to: Message 135 by Omnivorous
11-03-2012 8:28 AM


Re: Time for predictions!
Omni writes:

And if you move right long enough, you find yourself following a man with a bad haircut, screaming for bloody solutions.


Him?

"There is no great invention, from fire to flying, which has not been hailed as an insult to some god." J. B. S. Haldane

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Dr Adequate
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Message 137 of 143 (677954)
11-03-2012 11:27 AM
Reply to: Message 134 by Percy
11-03-2012 7:55 AM


Re: Time for predictions!
Godwin strikes again.

Hitler and Clone-Of-Hitler are two different people. Clone-Of-Hitler has a much better mustache. That's the effect of nurture, y'see.


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Coragyps
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Message 138 of 143 (677955)
11-03-2012 11:34 AM


My prediction, repeated from months ago:

This damn county I live in will vote >75% for Rmoney.


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ooh-child
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Message 139 of 143 (678002)
11-03-2012 10:53 PM
Reply to: Message 138 by Coragyps
11-03-2012 11:34 AM


It's all Rmoney!
We all vote for our money - the pity is, so many folks don't understand where our money is best served.

That's why so many low-income Americans vote for Republicans.


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xongsmith
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Message 140 of 143 (678797)
11-10-2012 12:41 PM
Reply to: Message 90 by Taq
10-25-2012 7:17 PM


Re: How Citizens Voted FOR Obamacare
Taq raises this issue:
I have been known to pick nits about these issues when I discuss politics with people. People tell me that surely the US is a democratic nation. I retort by asking them how they voted on Obamacare. That always gets them thinking.

Here is how it happened - sort of:

The People's Republic of Massachusetts was able to put Ted Kennedy in office repeatedly, where he could champion for Universal Care some 40 years or so and he got reelected by his voters. Nancy Pelosi also was getting reelected in California. And all the people who were in on pushing for it were being reelected, because they appealed to their constituents in this area enough.

Then we have the election of Barack Obama, who was leaning towards some kind of reform here. The people who voted for him were voting for *something* that eventually became Obamacare.

There were people who voted against him and had been voting in over many years for representatives from the other side. These Representatives wound up voting for the bastard child Obamacare in a game of give & take, with the medical insurance cartel and the big pharma cartel making sure they still had a lot to say in how Obamacare would eventually eventuate, as Howard Cosell would report. They wanted to be able to enjoy their obscene profits.

Yet, Obamacare was still not really voted in yet. There would be this 2012 election. Romney ran on a platform that blatantly advertised they would repeal Obamacare, while Obama ran on a platform that would re-confirm it.

And so it was, indeed, for over a period of maybe up to 50 years, that gradually the American citizens indeed voted for Obamacare.

This is how representative democracy works. Perhaps nobody got what they wanted, but they found something they were all willing to live with. And the evil component won again with clever advertising (still a major defect of homo sapiens) and perhaps the high stock ownings of the Chief Justice of the Supreme Court.

Edited by xongsmith, : Puching???

Edited by xongsmith, : Finish that sentence by starting it right.


- xongsmith, 5.7d

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Coragyps
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Message 141 of 143 (678805)
11-10-2012 4:54 PM
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11-03-2012 11:34 AM


Actual: 82.1%

And I still live here.......


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jar
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Message 142 of 143 (678809)
11-10-2012 5:06 PM
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11-10-2012 4:54 PM


Hidalgo County
Hidalgo went 70% for Obama.

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

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anglagard
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Message 143 of 143 (678831)
11-10-2012 7:10 PM
Reply to: Message 141 by Coragyps
11-10-2012 4:54 PM


Front Lines
Yeah, Howard County - 78.5% for Romney, 20.3% for Obama.

Buck up soldier, reinforcements are on their way. You are not alone here on the front lines.

Please remember, usually if you see a flag with an eagle on a cactus with a snake in its mouth, one with a seven pointed leaf along with some quote from Phish or the Grateful Dead, or even one with a rainbow, those are regimental flags -- they're the reinforcements.

Eventual and inevitable victory will take time, but to slightly misquote the Rolling Stones and RAZD "time is on our side."

Edited by anglagard, : The actual quote is "time is on my side"


Read not to contradict and confute, not to believe and take for granted, not to find talk and discourse, but to weigh and consider. - Francis Bacon

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