Senate The U.S. Politics thread

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

  1. Juliet316 Chosen One

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    This is why I've been avoiding FOX even more than usual, because most of their anchors are beating the drum of "LOOKIE THE PRESIDENT IS SPENDING SO MUCH WHILE 'ORDINARY AMERICANS (translation: old, privilaged white men), ARE SUFFERING FROM THIS SEQUESTOR.!!!"


    *headesk x a million*

    Guess I shouldn't be surprised, FOX is also blaming this mortar accident that killed 8 marines on the Sequestor too.
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  2. AAAAAH Jedi Grand Master

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    no, that was hairy reeds:

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  3. Juliet316 Chosen One

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    Hadn't seen the Reid thing, but FOX news ran with it and ran with it hard.
  4. Alpha-Red Force Ghost

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    Why were you watching Fox in the first place?
  5. Juliet316 Chosen One

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    Primarily Shepard Smith. Most of the time, it's channel surfing on a rare occasion sometimes they do a decent job on breaking news that doesn't have to do with politics.
  6. AAAAAH Jedi Grand Master

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    the morbid fascination, of course.
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  7. Ghost Chosen One

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  8. VadersLaMent Chosen One

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    Ted Cruz and Agenda 21, I heard all about that from Beck.

    Of former Vice President Dick Cheney, Grayson once said: "I have trouble listening to what he says sometimes because of the blood that drips from his teeth while he's talking." [face_laugh]

    Desjarlais, I think he was posted about here on the JCC. He's essentially a Gingrich; do what i say not what I do because God.
  9. VadersLaMent Chosen One

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  10. Ghost Chosen One

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    So...

    Speaker John Boehner said he was for universal background checks... then his office "clarified" that he wasn't really saying that.

    Senator Rand Paul described himself as pro-choice in all but name... then his office "clarified" he was pro-life.

    Governor John Kasich said he supported Civil Unions... then his office "clarified" that he rejects civil unions.

    What are we supposed to take away from all of this?
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  11. Juliet316 Chosen One

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    That a lot of politicians PR people are going to be working overtime the next few years to cover their bosses 'freudian slips.':p
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  12. Mortimer Snerd Force Ghost

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    That Boehner, Paul, and Kasich are just three of a grand ol' party of insufferable nincompoops.

    They will remain this way until social policy ceases to be part of any right wing platform.
  13. Arawn_Fenn Chosen One

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    I call it Know Your Enemy.
  14. wannasee Force Ghost

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    This is what I take out of it:

    The media take quotes out-of-context, and then when the office clarifies (without quotations) that the quote was taken out-of-context, the media like to present this to us as some sort of inconsistency on the politician's part.

    I mean, I'm only guessing, since you didn't provide the source...
  15. VadersLaMent Chosen One

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    They do it all the time.

    I just hope they keep doing it all the way to the mid term elections.
  16. Ghost Chosen One

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    Colorado passes Civil Unions


    THIS was published in a West Virginia newspaper:
    Surprisingly, some people find it offensive.



    And more art from George W. Bush has been released:
    http://gawker.com/5991732/a-waterme...rous-dogs-12-new-paintings-from-george-w-bush
    [IMG]
  17. Juliet316 Chosen One

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    Good on Colorado.

    I'd comment on the West Virginia part, but all I'm seeing is red right now.

    As for GWB's art... say what you will about the man, the art's not half - bad.
  18. AAAAAH Jedi Grand Master

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    fantastic. but the shower and bathtub pieces are still the best.
  19. Emperor_Billy_Bob Chosen One

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    In the best of all possible worlds, GWB's art would slowly become more avant garde and he would become the Andy Warhol of the current generation.
  20. Juliet316 Chosen One

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  21. Juliet316 Chosen One

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  22. Ghost Chosen One

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    Lisa Murkowski (Republican Senator, Alaska) says she is "evolving" on Gay Marriage.

    Marco Rubio is also threatening to filibuster any gun legislation (which seems to include Universal Background Checks), along with Ted Cruz and Rand Paul.
  23. AAAAAH Jedi Grand Master

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    lol. so much evolving lately.
  24. Darth-Lando Chosen One

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    At least they admit that evolution exists. That's a step in the right direction too!
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  25. Emperor_Billy_Bob Chosen One

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    When evolving is defined as : changing position to attract votes