Senate The U.S. Politics thread

Discussion in 'Community' started by Ghost, Dec 6, 2012.

  1. Fire_Ice_Death Chosen One

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    As am I. He would've been a bigger disaster than GWB.
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  2. tom Chosen One

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  3. Rogue_Ten Chosen One

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    michelle's like "child..."
  4. yankee8255 Force Ghost

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    They managed to be that close to each other without trying to to tear each others' heads off? Were they all drunk?

    EDIT: On the "decade of war" coming to an end bit: has he been napping during national security briefings? Not paying attention to what's becoming of the "Arab Spring"? Not heard of Mali? Heck, even in Afghanistan, we may be pulling are troops out, but I'd hardly use the word "peace" to describe the status quo there.
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  5. JackG Force Ghost

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    Are they that blatant?
  6. VadersLaMent Chosen One

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  7. Juliet316 Chosen One

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    Yes.
  8. JackG Force Ghost

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    As an outsider, I find that so bizarre.
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  9. Juliet316 Chosen One

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    As somebody who's seen the channel of over the last decade just really no longer hide that their a mouthpiece for the Republicans/Tea Party, it really didn't surprise me.
  10. A Chorus of Disapproval New Films Riot Deterrent

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    Hope you all had a lovely Inaugaration Day. Thanks to Boondocks for this week's celebratory ringtone. My phone went off in the diner last night to much consternation. :p

    (Warning: Language)
  11. Blithe Force Ghost

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    How about just start with those two, the "oh no the chinese are going to repo us!!!1!!" and the typical college economics class (mis?)conceptions? For added flavor. . . taking into account the aforementioned views, what is your brand of Marxism's view on sovereign debt?

    I can't help but find it fascinating that you automatically assumed that I had some sort of misconception though. [face_batting]

    In any case, thanks. :)
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  12. Rogue_Ten Chosen One

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    show me yours ill show you mine, dawg. that's how we play

    gotta spend money to make money, put up or shut up, dont cut off your nose to spite your face, hoist by your own petard, 不聞不若聞之,聞之不若見之,見之不若知之,知之不若行之;學至於行之而止矣, التكرار يعلّم الحمار, etc
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  13. VadersLaMent Chosen One

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    Watching the Biden highlights is fun. I can vote for that guy in 2016.
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  14. Rogue_Ten Chosen One

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    because you liked his inauguration highlights? i suppose that's as good a reason as most given in american electoral politics...
  15. VadersLaMent Chosen One

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    Oh please. I have witnessed his Vp debate where he thumped Ryan, his work as VP, his lifetime of service. He'd easily get my vote for Prez.
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  16. VadersLaMent Chosen One

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    Oh, the Beyonce lip sync controversy, who cares. In that environ such a thing might have come off very badly.

    Boehner is about to make a speech soon this evening.
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  17. Rogue_Ten Chosen One

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    joe biden lip synced beyonce?
  18. AAAAAH Jedi Grand Master

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    did joe biden really grab some ass at the inaug? if so, i can imagine that some serious bruising took place, as he crushed the buttock in his vice-grip hand for at least thirty seconds, gritting his teeth and growling like a bulldog, staring threateningly into the eyes of his poor victim, his breath stinking of booze!
  19. Juliet316 Chosen One

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    It's not like Whitney Houston didn't do the same thing at the Super Bowl in '91, and it was clearly Beyonce's voice yesterday.
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  20. Ghost Chosen One

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    It looks like the Senate is going to try to pass Filibuster Reform, and the House try to raise the Debt Ceiling for a few months, sometime in the next 36 hours.
  21. Blithe Force Ghost

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    Keep in mind that I wasn't saying or even implying that you were wrong. I was more interested in why you have that belief as opposed to debating the point. I'm totally serious btw. I don't see it too often but there are one or two schools of economic thought that would agree with your statement, although how they get to that conclusion could be different, which is why I was interesting know how you got to yours. To be honest, I don't consider myself to be sophisticated enough on the issues surrounding sovereign debt to actually have an intelligent opinion. I'm familiar with some of the views of others and what you get in basic econ 101 or elementary and intermediate macroeconomics but not much beyond that.
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  22. Juliet316 Chosen One

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  24. Juliet316 Chosen One

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  25. Ghost Chosen One

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    The speech tonight by LaPierre (the NRA guy) was just as disgusting as I thought it would be.
    What he found so disgusting was this statement in the Inaugural Address, which just needed a rebuttal, and was a blatant attack on the NRA, according to the NRA:


    I love it that he blatantly and intentionally chose to disrespect President Obama throughout his latest rant too. So much for reasoned debate instead of name-calling, huh?:rolleyes:



    Well, with Grover Norquist and Karl Rove and Donald Trump and the Koch Brothers made irrelevant, I guess the whackos out on the fringe needed a new leader to rally around...
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